E3Expo Launches Web Site For Consumers

by Peter on May 6, 2003 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time ever, consumers and game enthusiasts will get a first-hand virtual look inside the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3Expo), the world's preeminent interactive entertainment trade show, the Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA) announced today. The Web site, E3Insider, will launch on May 14th at 10am when E3Expo's doors open to thousands of industry professionals at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

'Ballerium' - Progress Report

by Peter on May 6, 2003 @ 4:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majorem is on its way to E3 with the latest available demonstration of Ballerium, and today we received a small progress report. Ballerium is a fully persistent MMPORTS (Massive Multiplayer online Real-Time Strategy Game) with final release set to occur Q4 2003... Read more for the progress report!

'Motorcross Mania 2' (PSOne) - Screens

by Peter on May 6, 2003 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Renowned for their daring stunts, racing on all terrain and competing against all comers Motorcross Mania 2 takes this to the 'X'! Containing all the action of the thrilling first Motorcross Mania but with improved turning accuracy, enhanced graphics, updated bikes and stunts to leave you in awe! Man and machine battling side by side across 3 levels, each with 3 different courses. There is even an Edit Track feature to make your style of racing even more extreme. Catch big air on jumps to do awesome stunts and get ready to experience the 'X' for yourself! Read more for some screens ...

North American 'eJay' Distribution

by Peter on May 6, 2003 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive plc ("Empire") is pleased to announce a key distribution deal with Canadian company Digital Leisure Inc. ("Digital Leisure") to launch the eJay music software range for PC in North America. The deal, which covers the USA and Canada, consists of 24 SKUs scheduled to debut from mid May 2003.

'Armed & Dangerous' (PC/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on May 6, 2003 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on a true story, players take on the role of Roman, a cockney criminal mastermind and leader of a gang of accidental heroes known as the Lionhearts. Armed to the hilt with an arsenal of outrageously powerful firearms, Roman and his crew of Robin Hood wannabes - Jonesy, Q1-11, and Rexus - set out to pull off the ultimate heist and are unwittingly drawn into a rebellion against a tyrant king. In the process the Lionhearts learn some treasures aren't worth stealing and some things are more valuable than gold. The game is being developed in conjunction with Planet Moon Studios and is expected to release winter 2003 for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and PC.

'War Times' - Screens

by Thomas on May 6, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Times is a Real-Time Strategy game that lets players follow the tumultuous era of the Second World War through the actions of Germany, Great Britain, the USA or the USSR; each nation is totally different and uses unique strategies in their attack and defense and all the campaigns are based on real historical events, bringing an unparalleled realism to the fight. Check the new screens...

Major Changes To Xbox Online Gaming Service

by Thomas on May 6, 2003 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft is planning some major changes to its Xbox online gaming experience, even before its launched, industry sources said on Monday. The tech giant is readying a new version which facilitates advanced community features, allowing players to voice chat with their friends online as well as use the Xbox as a media centre. Detailed improvements are expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 6, 2003 @ 12:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Advent Rising' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 11:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Advent Rising, a common legend pervades the galaxy - that of a powerful, ancient race that will one day unite the universe. Millions of cultures from vastly distant worlds revere and hallow these mythological beings known as humans. One race, the Seekers, know humans actually exist and are threatened by their potential power. Under the guise of benevolent explorers, the Seekers travel throughout the galaxy in a desperate attempt to eradicate any human society they unearth.

'Enter The Matrix' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 10:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the Matrix is the story-within-the-story. It features awesome gunplay and spectacular martial arts that bend the rules of the Matrix, as well as insane driving and stunts, and the chance to pilot the fastest hovercraft in the fleet. This game isn’t just set in the Matrix universe – it’s an integral part of the entire Matrix experience, weaving in and out of the highly anticipated 2nd installment in the film trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded. A fresh batch of screens .. Njoy!

'Nitro Family' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 9:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delphieye, Inc., Korean developer that has two in-house developing team for MMORPG ”Helikia” and PC FPS game “Nitro Family.” “Nitro Family,” a new hardcore First Person Shooter developed by Delphieye, Inc., will be introduced at 2003 E3 game show. Powered by the world-renowned Serious Sam Engine, “Nitro Family” mainly focuses on images of the deepest desires of man like violence, sensuality and beauty, with a pure enjoyment of game. Read more to check out some new screens and download links for the trailer...

'Tron 2.0' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 9:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TRON 2.0 is the present-day sequel to the 1982 cult film classic that wasa landmark of computerized graphical ingenuity. TRON 2.0 is a story-driven, first-person action game that propels the player into an alternate universe inside a computer.A new TRON 2.0 has been released, showing off more than two minutes of cutscene and gameplay footage to introduce the game's back story and features. Read more for download links ...

'SOCOM 2' (PS2) Is Coming!

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 8:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Online retailer GameStop is now taking pre-orders for SOCOM2, expected in stores this coming October. The new issue of EGM will have a feature on SOCOM2, including screenshots according to Shacknews. Hunt terrorists down in multiple environments in the sequel to SOCOM, the game that set the standard for online gaming for PlayStation 2. Pick your team, equip them, get some intel and head out on several gripping missions that will test both your nerves and reflexes. Once you have mastered the single player game, take it to the next level and battle online against players from all over the world. Bring it on!

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' Revealed

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 8:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamespot dug up some info on a, so far unannounced, Activision game from Trokia Games (currently also working on Infogrames' Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil). Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, a first person action-RPG, will be using Valve's Source engine which also powers Half-Life2 and is expected somewhere in 2004. In Vampire you will play as a fledgling vampire who will belong to one of seven vampire clans, each of which has its own distinctive strengths and abilities, including superhuman strength and speed, invisibility, and mind control, to name a few. As players progress through the game, they'll earn experience points that they can spend on improving their powers. These abilities and the game's major vampire factions will be drawn from White Wolf's Vampire: The Masquerade pen-and-paper game. Check out the Gamespot article for more details ...

'No One Lives Forever 2' - Editing Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 8:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got a game designer inside of you dying to get out? Here is your chance! Vivendi Universal Games and Monolith Productions are proud to announce the release of the editing tools and source code for No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way, the sequel to the award-winning The Operative: No One Lives Forever. This release provides the latest level and model editing tools from the Jupiter engine - the powerful package behind NOLF2's creation. Read more for the highlights & details of what you can expect in the editing tools, as well as download links ...

'PlanetSide' Hits Stores May 20!

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 3:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment announced that its highly-anticipated massively multiplayer online first-person action game, PlanetSide will make history when it launches on May 20. The groundbreaking game will allow thousands of players to fight online in an all-hours-of-day global war that has never been seen before in the first-person action genre. The company also announced that it will add squad-based voice chat functionality to PlanetSide, further enhancing the experience of fighting together with a squad and working as a team. PlanetSide will be available on May 20, 2003 in North American retail stores.

RtCW: Tides of War (Xbox) Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fusing epic World War II battles with heart-stopping covert operations and tactical combat, RtCW: Tides of War uncovers Hitler's horrific obsession with the occult, living dead, and genetic mutations.

SOE Adds Player-Named Server To EverQuest

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment has opened a new server for EverQuest. For the first time, a new server has been named after a human player character within the game. The 47th server has been named "Stromm," after a 55th level halfling druid character run by a player who was one of EverQuest's first thousand subscribers! Eight character names were randomly selected from the first 1,000 players who subscribed to EverQuest back in 1999, and who are still active. The brand new server gives first-time EverQuest players and experienced players searching for a fresh start in the world of Norrath the opportunity to start at the beginning. The new server also offers more room for the EverQuest community to grow as new people continue to enter the world of EverQuest in the continually evolving online adventure.

Logitech USB Headset For PlayStation 2

by Thomas on May 5, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech announced today that the Logitech USB Headset for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system will be available on retail shelves in the U.S. and at logitech.com later this month for a suggested retail price of $39.95 US.

Strategy First Officially Announces 'War Times'

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not really a major secret since it was already mentioned in their E3 lineup but Strategy First Inc. announced today that they have signed War Times for the North American market. Developed by Spain’s Legend Studios, War Times is a Real-Time Strategy game that lets players follow the tumultuous era of the Second World War through the actions of Germany, Great Britain, the USA or the USSR; each nation is totally different and uses unique strategies in their attack and defense and all the campaigns are based on real historical events, bringing an unparalleled realism to the fight.