'Chrome' - Screens

by Thomas on May 10, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take on the role of Logan, a veteran mercenary turned bounty hunter who is out to make it rich. Using a system of implants, the player is able to manipulate Logan’s personality and abilities in order to accomplish all of the 14 missions where Logan takes part in breathtaking chases using futuristic vehicles, becomes a silent assassin to strike at unwitting enemies, and grabs his heavy plasma gun and implants enhanced muscles to storm through enemy lines... Chrome is original, full of sudden twists and turns, heavy action and a dramatic story of heroism, friendship and betrayal. (Developed by Techland Software and will be released summer 2003) Read more for some new screens!

'Disciples II' Expansion - A Look Behind The Scenes

by Thomas on May 10, 2003 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disciples II: Guardians of the Light is a stand-alone expansion that lets you dive into the fantastical world of Disciples II as either the Empire or the Mountain Clans. The Empire is decaying from within as self-proclaimed rulers struggle for control of the now vacant throne while a cruel Inquisition sweeps across the human lands, causing rebellion and misery. Meanwhile the Clans, recovering from their near-destruction, begin to reunite their tribes. They have received divine instructions and now seek to uncover an ancient ritual that will let them communicate with their god, Wotan.. Read more for an exclusive look with Ethan Petty, one of the game’s designers..

Strategy First E3 Lineup & Some E3 Quick Facts

by Thomas on May 10, 2003 @ 12:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 3 in E3 should stand for 3 days of absolute chaos, with international companies trying to squeeze as much as they can out of the long days at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the extracurricular evenings in between. Strategy First will be debuting several games at this year’s show.. Read more for Strategy First E3 lineup.

  • How many years E3 has been running: 9
  • How many people attend each year: 60,000+
  • How many products debut at E3 each year: 1,000+
  • How many years Strategy First has been an E3 exhibitor: 7
  • How many cocktails/dinner/parties fill the 3 nights of E3: Countless

'The Great Escape' (Xbox/PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 11:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'The Great Escape’ video game is based on the 1963 Oscar nominated film staring Steve McQueen and revolves around actual events during WW2. The game is set in a number of unique locations, from POW camps to a mountain-top castle. Game levels include a busy hospital, a chase through a moving train and escape from an active Luftwaffe airfield.

'Endless Ages' - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 10:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players can hook up with clans or go it alone as they hit the arenas, uncover thousands of quests, tame and ride wild beasts, run trade stores on- or offline, and pilot any number of vehicles including jetpacks, hover bikes, hydro crafts and submarines. Unique skills such as shape shifting and mind control further sets Endless Ages apart from others in this genre. SummitSoft is releasing Endless Ages in early June, but in the meantime read more for some new screens ...

'Homeworld 2' - Website Launched

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 8:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra has launched the official Homeworld 2 website. The new site includes a new gameplay video, wallpapers, and more details from Relic Entertainment about the game, including an updated FAQ and Universe information. There is also a batch of screens, which we have also have mirror'd here so read to check them out ...

LucasArts Announces 'Wrath Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 3:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts unleashes the wrath of the gods in the highly anticipated original title Wrath Unleashed, a brutal action game where mythological creatures roar to life in a spectacular and deadly fantasy world. Players engage each other in mighty battles in a struggle to gain dominion over vast magical islands, awesome beasts and enchanted temples. Wrath Unleashed is being developed in collaboration with The Collective, and is expected to release in winter 2003 for the PS2 and the Xbox. Read more for details and screens ...

'ThinkTanks' & 'Marble Blast Gold' - Demo's Available NOW

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today the launch of the Windows demo and full retail version of ThinkTanks, a single and multi-player cartoon styled tank game. ThinkTanks is a power-up based tank combat game with simplified play mechanics meant to appeal to the casual gamer. The gameplay is reminiscent of the simple fun of Atari “Combat” but redesigned in a 3D environment. GarageGames also announced today the release of the Gold version of its highly acclaimed title, Marble Blast. The full version of Marble Blast Gold includes 100 levels (the demo has 6), a variety of power up bonuses, additional hazards and the gold standard for high scores. Read more for details on both these titles as well as linkls where to grab the demo's ...

Morrowind Game of the Year Edition Announced (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda today announced that it will release a Morrowind Game of the Year (GotY) edition for the Xbox that will include the original version of its award-winning RPG The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, along with content from the two Morrowind expansions: Tribunal and Bloodmoon. This new product will allow gamers to continue their existing games of Morrowind and experience the new quests and areas offered by the expansions, while players who have never played the Best RPG of 2002 can experience Morrowind on Xbox for the first time with all of the added content. Read more for details and screens ..

'Priest' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Priest is a multiplayer, head-to-head combat game that introduces controversial themes in a Wild West setting. It is an action-horror RPG that creates a grim and gruesome ambiance while providing a healthy dose of gory, violent action. Combining elements of both classic simulation and action games, Priest introduces a unique player vs. player/NPC structure and item/pet fusion system to create an FPS-like role-playing game in an entirely new genre. JC Entertainment released their E3 trailer, read more to check it out...

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Progress Report & Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision sent our a notice to update everyone on Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory progress. "Thanks to dedicated gamers and testers, we've been working on fixing bugs and other issues that have been uncovered in the recently released map test. We've also been following feedback in the community to help us address any balance issues. We're in the final phases of testing and tweaking and hope to be ready to release the full, free, stand-alone game Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory early next week. Check out the official site for more information." We also got some new screens, read more to check them out ...

'Prince of Persia' - Web Site Now Live

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft just dropped a note to let us know that the official The Prince of Persia website is now online! Launched with screens, artwork, and a forum area, the site will continue to grow as details emerge about this action/adventure powerhouse. Go check it out!

Namco's E3 LineUp (Xbox/NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today the company’s stellar line up of video games to be unveiled during the E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 14-16, 2003. At booth #946 in the South Hall, Namco will be showcasing the following new titles:

  • Soul Calibur II
  • R: Racing Evolution
  • Spawn
  • Breakdown
  • kill.switch
  • Time Crisis 3
  • I-Ninja
  • Tales of Symphonia
  • Extreme Force: Grant City Anti-Crime


  • Of course the Worthplaying screen junkies that we are, we have screens for each and every title. Read more and check out the goodies!

Vivendi Reveals 'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that it has entered into a production agreement with Turbine Entertainment to develop "Middle-Earth Online," a massively multiplayer (MMP) game to launch in 2004. The game will be developed as part of VU Games' long-term agreement with Tolkien Enterprises to create interactive entertainment based on J.R.R. Tolkien's epic novel "The Lord of the Rings." Read more for details and 4 hi-res screens ...

'Republic: The Revolution' New Website And Trailer, Comrades.

by Christian on May 9, 2003 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

My fellow Comrades of Novistrana! The time has come to rise up and fight for our freedom. We have suffered in silence under the regime of President Karasov for too long. His regime of fear and oppression is crumbling and it is the time of the people. Now is the time to take back the power that is rightfully ours, now is the time for the revolution. Sign up your allegiance to the cause and make yourself heard at www.republictherevolution.com and prepare to make a difference. While you're there, don't miss their exciting new Republic: The Revolution trailer which is available to download on the website!

'Chaser' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaser is set in the year 2044 with players taking the role of John Chaser who, at the beginning of the game, wakes up suffering from amnesia on board the spaceship HMS Majestic being pursued by a crack team of heavily armed shocktroop soldiers. The game then takes players into an apocalyptic future set on Earth and Mars. There is a new updated demo available now which adresses several improvements over the last demo. The v1.30 demo fixes clipping issues, sound problems, bugs with weapon selection and the action mode, and more. This new version features the same Training Center tutorial and Little Tokyo mission. Read more for download links ...

'Whiplash' (Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive today announced the development of Whiplash for the PS2 and Xbox . Whiplash features a shackled animal duo on a mission to sabotage an animal product-testing corporation. Providing an innovative approach to the character-based action genre, Whiplash combines a unique "chain" gameplay mechanic with in-depth enemy and environment interaction, rich combat and slapstick humor. The result is an engaging game where player choice triggers an unscripted chain of chaotic, humorous events. Read more for details ...

'Thief III' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not really a major secret anymore but today Eidos Interactive announced that the next instalment in the Thief series is currently in development for Xbox and PC. The game is being developed by Ion Storm, creators of the award-winning Deus Ex franchise, and is due for release winter 2003. Read more for some new screens ...

Vivendi Signs 'Fahrenheit' - Screens

by Thomas on May 9, 2003 @ 7:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games International today announced a publishing deal with renowned developer Quantic Dream for its forthcoming game, Fahrenheit. The French based studio already boasts the worldwide acclaimed "Omikron – The Nomad Soul". Fahrenheit, a spectacular interactive thriller, set in New-York, gives gamers the unique chance to play both hunter and fugitive, which in turn leads them to speak, explore, interact, fight and confront unknown dark forces. Read more for details and screens ...

'RYZOM' Beta Test On The 19th Of May 2003

by Thomas on May 9, 2003 @ 6:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Game developer Nevrax and publisher/online operator Wanadoo will launch the first stage of beta test of the highly anticipated MMORPG* Ryzom on May the 19th, 2003. A revamped version of the official website was recently launched, where gamers can sign up in order to be considered for Beta 1 as well as for the future waves of invitations into the world of Ryzom. Early beta test stages will be in English, with more and more beta testers being progressively accepted as the beta test unfolds.