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'The Sims Online' - Delayed?

by Thomas on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wired.com reports that the most hotly anticipated, breathlessly hyped game of the year may not make it into gamers' stockings. The virtual suburban world of The Sims Online was supposed to be in stores in November, according to published reports. But the game's creator, Will Wright, said last week the release was pushed back to Dec. 18, as programmers tried to work out the kinks in the game's economic system. And, he added, the game might not ship until after yuletide.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Ace of Angels' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 6:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Flying Rock Enterprises have updated the official Ace of Angels website with a beta report detailing a their latest beta stress test that took place over the weekend. They talk about what components seemed to work well, which components are still a bit buggy and how the overall game is shaping up. Flying Rock also send us some new screens for their dynamic Massively Multiplayer Space Combat Game.

'Enigma: Rising Tide' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 4:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enigma: Rising Tide is an exciting, massively-multiplayer game featuring fast-paced ship-to-ship battles with very high player densities. Enigma: Rising Tide will unfold a detailed backstory in which three Great Power "Empires" wage war against each other using submarines, destroyers, destroyer escorts, corvettes, tankers, merchantmen, and aircraft. The game is designed to be action-filled and easy-to-learn while providing depth of strategy and cinematic cat-and-mouse suspense. Eventually, player actions and decisions will steer the direction of the alternate history story and the evolution of the online war . A new updated demo is now available (version D), read more for links and details (thanks 3DGamers).

'Enclave' - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 3:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Enclave, the action-oriented role player can choose from 12 different character classes and enjoy long-term fascination in more than 24 detailed levels. A medieval fantasy ambience featuring impressive landscapes, castles, lava caves and city backdrops are bound to enchant the gamers. Ogres, gnomes, and druids tackle their enemies with numerous weapons and pieces of equipment such as swords, battle axes, and catapults. In terms of graphics Enclave features great texture variety, amazing polygon rates, seamless image formation, and, above all, breathtaking special FX. As a very special feature the players can access every part of the visible architecture. The dynamic soundtrack which adapts itself to the game, professional voice-overs and surround FX add to the already intense atmosphere. Read more for l8inks where to grab in the ingame action trailer!

'Team Factor' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 3:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Team Factor is a stand-alone multi-player action game designed with team play in mind. The games mission, environment and objective is inspired by the "shadow" military operations - whether real or fiction style. 7FX has just released another patch for their team-based first-person shooter, Team Factor, bringing the European retail game to v1.25. No details available at this point, read more for links where to grab the goods ...

'Gold Sprinter' & 'BreakOut' - Demo

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alawar Entertainment has released a few new things of interest to the gaming public today including an updated demo of Brickshooter, and a free level pack for its Gold Sprinter game. Gold Sprinter is a classic 2D platformer, while Brickshooter is a classic game similar to Breakout. You can find demos for both games, along with a bunch of other classic games, over at the Alawar site (thanks GamespyDaily). What can i say, its a slow news day ;)

'Nightcaster II' & 'Pulse Racer' (Xbox) Ship To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 10, 2002 @ 1:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jaleco Entertainment has announced that "Nightcaster II: Equinox", the 3D action spell-shooter, and "Pulse Racer", the futuristic combat racer with INFINITRAX, both ship tomorrow (Tuesday) for the Xbox. Read more for details ...

'Heroes of M&M IV: Winds of War' Announced - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 8:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The 3DO Company today announced Heroes of Might and Magic IV: Winds of War for the PC. In the second expansion to the best-selling fantasy turn-based strategy game, players battle fantastic creatures and face fierce armies across 40 action-packed maps. The Expansion Pack is scheduled to ship this Spring. Read more for details and 4 new screens ...

'Impossible Creatures' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 7:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

If you're itching to create the most unique armies ever found in a real-time strategy (RTS) game then download the Impossible Creatures trial version and play through three single-player missions, a tutorial and two "player vs. CPU" maps. The Sigma Combiner is also included, enabling you to create your own army of fearsome creatures that are generated by mixing and matching the various parts of two different animals. Fourteen animals are included in the trial version, while 50 different animals will be available in the retail product (thanks HomeLAN). After the multiplayer demo a week or so ago, here is the single player demo. Read more for links where to grab this puppy ...

'Echelon: Wind Warriors' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 6:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Echelon: Wind Warriors is the next evolution in futuristic flight combat that delivers the latest technical and gameplay innovations demanded by today's experienced game playing audience without sacrificing accessibility for newcomers. Players fly a variety of futuristic aircraft through a number of new missions set on a spectacular continent that takes seven hours of real-time flying to cross. Echelon: Wind Warriors is expanding the futuristic universe of Echelon - the "first-rate flight-combat title that set some lofty new standards for a joystick-controlled game." Echelon : Wind Warriors is being published by Buka Entertainment. Check out the new batch of 20 screens ...

'V-Rally 3' Races Onto The Xbox Next Spring

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 6:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames has just announced that its hugely successful V-Rally brand is speeding onto the Xbox in April 2003. Following on from the unprecedented success of the PlayStation 2 version, V-Rally 3 on Xbox will be the definitive version of this great racer and leave other rally games trailing in its dust.

'Freelancer' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 6:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Freelancer" offers cutting edge space combat within a vibrant, living universe on an intensely epic scope. The player can freely navigate, providing vast opportunities for exploration, trade and combat. Additionally, "Freelancer" offers a seemingly endless pool of missions that the players can choose from to create their own adventures. For players who are more interested in a structured experience, "Freelancer" also features a compelling storyline that draws the player deeper and deeper into the mysteries of the human colonies in the distant Sirius System and against a villain unlike any mankind has faced before. Check out the new batch fo screens ...

'Tennis Masters Series 2003' (PS2/NGC) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 5:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

French-Canadian publisher Microids has commissioned Scandinavian game developer UDS to develop an action sports game called “Tennis Masters Series 2003” (TMS 2003) for PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube. TMS 2003 is the Tennis Masters Series’ official licence and the release is expected early next year.

'Warrior Kings Battles' Site Opens

by Thomas on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 12:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Cactus' Warrior Kings: Battles is to follow in the successful footsteps of its RTS Warrior Kings, but will offer a somewhat different experience to the original title. Today the Warrior Kings Battles official site is online. The site features trailers, gameinfo, wallpapers and much more.. There is also 14 fresh new screens posted over at FactorNews.. Njoy!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Rugby League' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

When you're not cheering your favourite Telstra Premiership team on the weekend you'll soon be able to coach them and send them into battle mid week with the new Rugby League interactive game. After 8 months of development Australian company HES are in the closing stages of prgramming for a Rugby League interactive game that will feature all the big names of the Telstra Premiership. In the meantime you can try out this upcoming game by checking the freshly released demo.. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

'Superfarm' (PS2/NGC/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SuperFarm, (announced a few days ago), is a working title for the Playstation2, GameCube and Xbox and is developed by Asobo Studio S.A.R.L. Superfarm is a crazy action fighting game about a bunch of freaky farm animal whose dull and dreary existence is given zest and spice when one day, amid another delivery of prattling battery hens, in swaggers Pamela. Pamela is the wildest, juiciest, most buxom turkey hen any buck could ever wish for. Play a farm animal and do whatever it takes to gain the favor of the gorgeous Pamela. Though crazy situations you will experience a real adventure full of frenzied action : a real promise for bags of laughter. The game is scheduled for launch in late 2003. Read more to check out 20 screens..

'Vexx' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2002 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On the forsaken remains that were once the proud planet called Astara, the villagers of Rockhaven lead difficult but peaceful lives, until the day the Shadowraith, "Dark Yabu," and his minions sweep down from the sky. With terrible ferocity and ruthless efficiency they descend upon the townsfolk, enslaving them to work deep in the caves that surround their village. The Dark Yabu kills the grandfather of the young Vexx, who manages to slip quietly aboard the enemy's windship. There, locked deep within Yabu's sanctum, lie the last pair of Astani Battlegauntlets. The gloves leap from their chest onto Vexx's outstretched hands, bonding to his arms and giving him special powers. Check a batch of new vexxilicious screens ...

'UT2003 Troopers: Rise of the Rebellion' Coming Soon

by Thomas on Dec. 8, 2002 @ 9:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The UT2003 Troopers team has decided to release a public beta of Troopers: Rise of the Rebellion in the coming weeks. This beta will contain at least two Rebel Alliance player models, two Imperial player models, four weapons, and one or two original game types alongside CTF and Team DM, all played on four to five brand-new maps... They also announcing the development of Troopers: The Clone Wars, that will have, at its core, the character models, weapons, and battlefields of this often-discussed great war of the galaxy.