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'Tron 2.0' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games has released an updated demo for Tron 2.0 that is based on a more-polished version of the game than the demo released last month and includes a single-player level and several multiplayer options thanks gamespot. Read more for download links ...

'Shadowlands' Available August 26

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom's expansion pack Shadowlands for Anarchy Online has gone gold and will ship on August 26. The expansion pack will include the full version of Anarchy Online, Anarchy Online - Notum Wars and Anarchy Online – Shadowlands, as well as one month of included game-time for new accounts. (thanks GameSpyDaily). Read more for features!

Vivendi Universal Games As New Customer For Gamebryo Technology

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NDL, a developer of 3D graphics technology for the computer and video game industry, announced today that it has issued a publishing license of its Gamebryo 3D graphics engine and toolkit to Vivendi Universal Games. The agreement, which covers all major game platforms, will allow Vivendi Universal Games' development teams to create unique and compelling interactive content for the PC and video game console systems.

'Sitting Ducks' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capitalizing on the latest in 3D animation and CGI technology, Sitting Ducks uses a ground breaking modeling and animation system that gives the show a warmer and more lifelike appearance. This innovative series follows the feathered citizens of "DuckTown," focusing on the unusual friendship of a duck named Bill and his best pal, an alligator named Aldo who share an unlikely friendship despite coming from opposite ends of the food chain... Earlier today we tossed up a bunch GBA screens and here are nine PlayStation 2 screenshots.

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce3/4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. The official site has once again been updated with 3 new screens, read more to check them out...

Ken Livingstone Praises The Games Industry

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, has sent a goodwill message to London Games Week and has praised the creativity of the games industry in general. His message comes in a week when nearly every major company has confirmed their participation in the event, set to take place in Earls Court in four weeks time.

The Mayor says in his message: "Trade shows and conferences like London Games Week have a major role to play in developing industry, creating an environment where deals can be done and new ideas are generated.

Gathering Exposes The Truth Behind Space Colony's Characters

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 7:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer and video game publisher Gathering, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc today unveiled information about the characters in Space Colony, a people sim-city builder PC game. Space Colony invites PC pioneers to establish and build cosmic settlements and manage a dysfunctional crew of 20 characters while fighting off alien attacks and attempting to make a profit. Space Colony is slated for release in September.

Take A Ride In Lara Croft's Customized Jeep

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 7:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Think you have what it takes to maneuver through the Mayan Ruins in Lara Croft's custom Jeep Wrangler Rubicon? Visitors to Jeep.com and Yahoo! Games can find out when they download "Jeep 4x4: Trail of Life." The PC-based computer game is also being promoted through Yahoo! Games, the leading online games destination (Nielsen//Net Ratings May 2003). "Jeep 4x4: The Trail of Life" offers users the ability to virtually drive the same Jeep Wrangler Rubicon driven by Lara Croft in the recently released movie, "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life."

Crave Entertainment Ships Various Games For PS2

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment, a publisher of videogame entertainment, announced today that three new titles: Mojo!, eJay Clubworld and Butt Ugly Martians: Zoom or Doom! for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system have shipped to retailers.

Gathering Signs 'Chrome' For PC

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Computer and video game publisher Gathering, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. today announced that the first-person shooter Chrome has been signed to the label and is set for release in the UK, Ireland, France, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxemburg in September.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 5:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo Warns Importers Over Advance Wars 2

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo of Europe continues to warn retailers of potential legal action over the importing of Game Boy Advance titles, with the firm now targeting those selling US versions of Advance Wars 2. Earlier this year, the company issued legal threats to a number of retailers who were selling import versions of Pokemon Ruby and Pokemon Sapphire ahead of the UK launch last Friday.

'Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain is the next installment of the Syphon Filter storyline. Elsa Weissenger has come to Gabe Logan with evidence that a multinational corporation has been behind the Syphon Filter conspiracy from the beginning. Mara Aramov is connected to this consortium in some way that Gabe does not understand. But here is what Gabe does know: Mara has escaped custody, outbreaks of a deadly new mutation of the virus are appearing all over the globe, and Chechnyan rebels are selling the virus to other terrorists. A few new screens just infiltrated our offices ...

'Killzone' Officially Unveiled

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killzone is a squad-based shooter set in the near future, throwing players into the midst of a hostile and dramatic ongoing battle between the ISA and Helghast army.

'Sitting Ducks' (GBA) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game of Universal's CGI animated series, with you as Bill the duck and Aldo the alligator riding shotgun... Waterfowl day. But these 19 GBA screenshots should cheer you up.

Update: Nine new PS2 screens here!

Eidos Unveils Its New 'market-smart' Corporate Identity.

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 2:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos has unveiled a new identity and a fresh corporate image. The corporate re-branding will be used across the group worldwide from 1st August 2003.. Eidos, after a period of transition, believes it is vital that its brand keeps pace with the ever-changing requirements of the market place and technology. The new image conveys a forward looking, customer focused, market-smart publisher of entertainment software.

Buka Entertainment Signs Up LifeStudio:HEAD Technology

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of Russia's leading game publishers and distributors Buka Entertainment has signed a major software deal with middleware developer LifeMode Interactive, to use its unique and innovative real-time facial animation technology solution 'LifeStudio:HEAD', for two forthcoming game projects that will be released next year.

'The Sims Makin’ Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brace Yourselves! Your Sims have Magic! In The Sims Makin’ Magic Expansion Pack, Sims are granted magical powers with the ability to cast spells that are playful or deviant. Players can venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 150 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx. See what happens when you challenge the fate of your Sims as you concoct and cast magic spells with good or bad intentions. In The Sims Makin’ Magic, expect the unexpected.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Lords Of Everquest - Trailer
  • Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - Trailer
  • Lock On - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

Austin Game Conference

by Thomas on Aug. 1, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Austin Game Initiative today announced the Austin Game Conference, to be held September 11-12, 2003, at the Austin Convention Center. The two-day event is designed to inform and educate game industry professionals on next-generation technologies and business strategies for emerging products and platforms, such as online multi-player and mobile games. Austin Game Conference will bring together developers, technologists and business professionals for sessions, workshops, and a technology pavilion, all pushing the boundaries of game development.