Disney's 'Toontown Online' To Launch June 2003

by Thomas on May 5, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disney Online, part of the Walt Disney Internet Group, today announced it will officially launch its online, downloadable version of Disney's Toontown Online, the first massively multiplayer (MMP) 3D online game for kids and families, on June 2, 2003.

EA To Produce 'Superman' Games (ALL)

by Thomas on May 5, 2003 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Comics announced today that Electronic Arts has been awarded the worldwide interactive rights to develop, publish and distribute computer and video games based on the world's greatest super hero, Superman. Financial terms of the deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Comics were not disclosed.

'The Sims 2' - Announced

by Thomas on May 5, 2003 @ 5:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims 2, the next generation of the #1 PC game of all time, is in development at the company's Walnut Creek-based Maxis studio. For the first time, players control their Sims over an entire lifetime. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all-new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new amazingly life-like 3-D world. The Sims 2 will be unveiled to industry insiders on May 13th at the Electronic Entertainment Exposition in Los Angeles and is scheduled to ship in early 2004.

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' This Fall

by Thomas on May 5, 2003 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts announce the PC version of its critically acclaimed role-playing game, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, is expected to release this fall. A version for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft is expected to be available this July.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is highlighted by a entirely original storyline set some four thousand years prior to the events in Star Wars: Episode I. The ancient era is dominated by an epic struggle between the Jedi and the evil Sith. The game features customizable male or female heroes and evolving playable characters, as well as dynamic lightsaber combat. Players can choose to pursue divergent paths of good or evil as they journey through numerous locations both familiar and new throughout the Star Wars galaxy.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

  • True Crime:Streets OF L.A (Activision)
  • Mythica (MicroSoft)


  • Read more for download links ...

Offworld Resource Base (O.R.B) - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

O.R.B. is a visually stunning 3D Real-Time strategy game that pits the forces of two races against each other in a desperate struggle to control the resources they need to expand their empires. O.R.B. stands for Off World Resource Base and what happens in the ‘Off World’ is the stuff that dreams or nightmares are made of. This update (v1.04) adds 4 new playable units, 2 new Alien units, 8 new Skirmish/MP scenarios, new weapons, new and improved sound effects, improves multiplayer stability, AI behavior, loading time, and more. This update works for US/UK versions. Read more for download links ...

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2003 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game. The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet – Morningstar Prime... Read more for a few new screens!

'Impossible Creatures: Insect Invasion' - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2003 @ 11:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Available for free download in Spring 2003, "Insect Invasion" is an add-on MOD for Impossible Creatures, the latest 3-D real-time strategy game from Alex Garden and Relic Entertainment, creators of the critically acclaimed "Homeworld." Building on the popularity of "Impossible Creatures" and its' MOD-friendly engine, Relic ups the ante with 15 new creatures, 9 new abilities and other game enhancements that add even more to Impossible Creatures already unprecedented gameplay features. Check out the new screens!

'Dynasty Tactics 2' (PS2) Coming To The US - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2003 @ 11:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Dynasty Tactics series chronicles the turmoil that took place after the fall of China’s Han Empire. The civil war that followed was a dagger into the heart of China. Bandits, warlords, and legions of mercenaries ravaged the once noble land, and ripped the empire into three warring states. On those battlefields, the heroes of the Three Kingdoms were born.

'Realms of Torment' - Site Update

by Thomas on May 4, 2003 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Realms of Torment site is updated with descriptions of the 16 gods of Krel. Realms of Torment is a MMORPG developed by Quad Software and Maxim Software based in Europe for Limitless Horizons Entertainment LLC based in the United States.

'Impossible Creatures' - Get Ten Bonus Animals

by Thomas on May 4, 2003 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ign.com is offering a new unlocking tool for Relic Entertainments real-time strategy game, Impossible Creatures. This unlocking tool (1.5MB) opens up following ten bonus animals.

  • Dolphin
  • Garfish
  • Horse
  • Kangaroo
  • Moose
  • Rattlesnake
  • Raven
  • Walrus
  • Warthog
  • Wooly Mammoth

    Read more about it and download it here!

'Battlefield 1942' Vehicle: German Sturmmorser Tiger (Sturmtiger)

by Thomas on May 4, 2003 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official site for Battlefield 1942 is updated with a new Vehicle, the German Sturmmorser Tiger (Sturmtiger). When the Germans needed a powerful field vehicle to destroy fortified positions, the idea to merge a heavy 38cm naval mortar (used to bust submarines) with a Tiger I tank chassis gave birth to the Sturmtiger. Watch out for this rolling bunker buster.

'Ultima-X' - New MMORPG

by Thomas on May 4, 2003 @ 2:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UO Stratics let us know (thanks Blues) that the latest issue of GMR Magazine has the following quote in their June 2003 Issue on Page 21, written by Jeff Green of Computer Gaming World:

"The really exciting news this month should be going public as you read this. For over a year now, Origin has been quietly woodshedding Ultima-X its new MMORPG. And it’s going to surprise you. I can't say anything just yet except maybe three quick words: Unreal Warfare engine. Watch this one. EA surprised everyone when Battlefield 1942 showed up out of nowhere last year. They may do it again."

Square Enix U.S.A. E3 Line Up

by Thomas on May 4, 2003 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Making its first E3 appearance since the recent merger between Square and Enix, Square Enix U.S.A. is poised to take role-playing games (RPGs) to the next level with a variety of innovative titles. Read more for their complete (GBA NGC PC PS2) line up!

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' - Site Update

by Thomas on May 4, 2003 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic site is updated with new screens, new weapons and much more. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a upcoming single player RPG from BioWare.

'Half-Life 2' - Screens

by Peter on May 3, 2003 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The French site Newtechnix.com tossed up some new screens from Valve Softwares upcoming fast-paced action 'Half-Life 2'. The game will make its public debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Check out the screens here!

'Face of Mankind' - Screens

by Thomas on May 3, 2003 @ 12:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Face of Mankind is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) in a persistent world. Thousands of players throughout the world can compete in a realistic and futuristic world of the 24th century. It combines an epic story-driven mission system over years with a complex economic system which can also affect the story deeply. Face of Mankind tells the epic story of good and evil, justice and intrigues where we have to find our destiny.

'Wakeboarding Unleashed' (PS2/XB) - Soundtrack Announcement

by Thomas on May 3, 2003 @ 12:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Big waves collide with kick-ass rock on the soundtrack of Activision, Inc.’s upcoming Wakeboarding Unleashed featuring Shaun Murray video game. Eighteen guitar fuelled tracks will be featured when the game is released this summer for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Read more for the full list of artists!

'Armed & Dangerous' (PC/XB) Announced

by Thomas on May 2, 2003 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following its rich tradition of intelligently crafted gameplay and wry humor, LucasArts announces Armed & Dangerous, a blast-happy action game about a smack-talking group of gun-toting rebels, a ridiculously impossible quest, and weapons that cause really, really big explosions. 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.