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'Natural Selection 2.0' - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2003 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NS 2.0 is a significant step forward in the process of merging first person shooters with real-time strategy into a combination of truly atmospheric and social gaming. With huge improvements over the previous gameplay of 1.04, plus plenty of all new features, levels, animations, sounds, and artwork, Natural Selection 2.0 stands ready to turn online gaming back on its ear just like its first release last October. Nearly every aspect of the game has been revisited and reworked from feedback from hundreds of the top NS veterans and thousands of games played on public and private servers around the globe. Read more to check out some nifty screens ...

'Fair Strike' - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2003 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fair Strike is the recent project of published Buka Entertainment and developed by G5 Software, known from the helicopter action/arcade Red Shark. It seems that the team is really keen on helicopters because Fair Strike is also a chopper action, but with an antiterrorists background. We will have a preview available for you soon ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 30, 2003 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Battle Mages' - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2003 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle Mages represents a gorgeous mix of RTS and RPG genres in one single game. A player controls the main hero, a graduate of the Imperial Battle Mage School, and his troops to restore peace in a beautiful fantasy world, inhabited with various creatures. Dynamic quest system, dozens of spells and well-thought skills system, flexible gameplay and fascinating storyline are bound to attract many players to Battle Mages. Read more for some screens ...

Dave Thompson Joins Eutechnyx Team

by Thomas on July 30, 2003 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Specialist driving game developer Eutechnyx has appointed Dave Thompson to its production staff. Dave joins the company as Executive Producer, where his primary responsibility is to head up SRS, Street Racing Syndicate, Eutechnyx' underground street racing game.

'Ghost Recon Island Thunder' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Island Thunder has gone gold. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Island Thunder brings realism, heart-pounding action and intense gameplay into one exciting operation. To celebrate this event, UbiSoft has released another trailer with more in game goodness, read more for download links ....

'Half-Life 2' Gets Delayed .. Or Not?

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 4:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just noticed on Gamespot that they got confirmed word about Half-Life 2 getting delayed from the original September 30 date to "somewhere later this year". They DO stress that it would still ship this year, but they are most likely aiming for the holiday season now. I am sure this will both disappoint as well as piss off quite a few people ... UPDATE Contrary to the above Shacknews says that according to Valve, this is the first time they heard about a delay .. Who should we believe, the publishers or the developers .. To Be Continued!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 2:31 p.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 :

  • Hunter The Reckoning: Redeemer - Trailer
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds- Trailer
  • The Hobbit - Trailer
  • Ghost Master - Trailer
  • SimCity 4: Rush Hour - Trailer
  • Trinity - E3 Trailer
  • Spawn - Trailer


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

'Voodoo Vince' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Go ahead and dive under the falling safe, jump into the high-speed blender and flail into the blazing fire - the man of burlap can handle it! "Voodoo Vince" allows players to explore and fight as a tattered but unrelenting voodoo doll as he explores the depths of the Louisiana Bayou full of outrageous levels and over-the-top characters. "Voodoo Vince" is the only game where kicking your own butt leads to victory! Check out the new screens!

'PlanetSide' - Updates and Future Plans

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Several weeks ago, Sony Online announced our future plans for PlanetSide and started on the never-ending journey of continually adding content and gameplay. The Liberator bomber and the SkyGuard anti-aircraft buggy have had a huge impact on battle conditions across Auraxis. Commanders are now able to rain destruction on their enemies through the Orbital Strike and EMP Blast. Medics are now able to locate soldiers that need their help easier. Read more to check out what else they have in store for you Planetside junkies ...

'ESPN NHL Hockey' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"ESPN NHL Hockey" introduces the all-new Skills Competition, an exhilarating new mode that'll help you show off your skills while you hone your techniques like never before. Based off the real-life Skills Competition that happens every year at the NHL All-Star Game, you'll compete in several contests: light up the puck with your best slapshot in Hardest Shot, test your puck handling ability through the vicarious cone course in Puck Control and much more. Read more for some skillful screens ...

Capcom Will Defend The Crown WorldWide

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced a worldwide publishing agreement with Cinemaware to release Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown for the PC, PS2, and the Xbox. Based on Cinemaware’s mega hit Defender of the Crown franchise whichhas sold more than one million units worldwide, Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is a fusion of action, role-playing and strategy genres that seamlessly blend cinematic presentations with unique medieval action-sequences. Players must rely on their skill at sword fighting, castle sieges, jousting, daring archery ambushes and massive army battles to restore England to its glory and remove the tyranny that plagues the land. Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is scheduled to release across North America August 2003.

'Auto Modellista' (NGC) Announced

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced plans to release Auto Modellista, a true cell-shaded arcade-style racing game for the GameCube. Designed to capture the essence of the racing experience, Auto Modellista allows players to customize real-world cars from the get-go and acquire essential components to enhance their vehicles. Licenses from seventeen different car manufactures including Mazda, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru and more are represented giving players a total of 69 real-world cars to offer the ultimate realism. Auto Modellista is scheduled to release this September. The ESRB rating is “E” for everyone.

'Lords of EverQuest' - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 12:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lords of EverQuest brings the best elements of the real-time strategy world together with the epic storyline and depth of the legendary EverQuest fantasy roleplaying game. By capitalizing on the rich history, detailed characters and hundreds of monsters found in EverQuest, and building upon successful feature sets of the RTS genre, Lords of EverQuest creates a revolutionary gaming experience. We had a batch of screens yesterday, today there are some more! Read more to check them out ...

The Adventure Company Signs 'The Black Mirror'

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it will publish The Black Mirror on PC in North America. Terms of this exclusive deal with the Czech Republic’s Future Games were not disclosed. Read more for details ...

'Emergency Fire Response' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it has shipped Emergency Fire Response, developed by Monte Cristo Games, on PC-CD. This ‘hot’ new strategy title puts gamers in charge of a squad of firefighters. But before sending their team out to battle blazing infernos, they must train them in every aspect of firefighting.

'Madden NFL 2004' Makes It To The 'Pro Football Hall of Fame'

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The most popular football videogame franchise of all time, Madden NFL Football, from Electronic Arts will be honored and displayed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame starting today. The newest version of this storied franchise from EA SPORTS, Madden NFL 2004, will be unveiled Saturday. The Madden NFL Football Franchise is the only interactive videogame to receive this honor at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Read more for details or check the recently released Madden 2004 trailer.

'Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enlight today unveiled the Official Website for their recently announced title Wars and Warriors: Joan of Arc. The official Joan Of Arc website contains the latest screens released from the Enlight development team and will serve as a central location for players to receive the latest information on Joan of Arc.

Rainbow Six 3: RavenShield - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected & announced Ubisoft has now released the new patch for their FPS/Stealth action game Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.31. This patch fixes a server crash during countdown due to armpatch files being uploaded/downloaded. We have US, UK, French and German versions of the patch as well as a v1.31 dedicated win32 server has also been released (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'UFO: Aftermath' - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2003 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFO: Aftermath is a 3D isometric, turn-based strategy game (TBS) with a rich and compelling sci fi story. Combining global strategy with small squad tactical combat, the challenge offered is to fight against an alien invasion. Featuring run time generated tactical missions with innovative simultaneous combat action; the genre is also enhanced with strong RPG elements, offering a quite unique mix of strategic ideas. Check out these 8 new screens!