'City of Heroes' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Heroes is the first superhero themed online RPG and will offer a host of exciting and compelling gameplay features. Players create their own heroes, choosing from hundreds of different powers, skills, abilities, and items and design their own unique costumes. Then they can band together with other players to fight evil, build their own secret headquarters and strive to become the premiere hero group in the city.

'Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 12:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon is a skillfully-woven global adventure and a landmark in interactive story-telling. George and Nico return in this epic adventure as they fight through the steaming jungles of Congo, eerie castles in Prague, the chic back-streets of Paris and the historic village of Glastonbury – amongst many other locations - to unravel the secrets of the Sleeping Dragon and save mankind from the threat of a global catastrophe. Read more for some new screens ...

'Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis' Begins Beta Testing!

by Thomas on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game 'Dark Age of Camelot,' announced today that the game's latest expansion pack, 'Trials of Atlantis,' has entered 'Beta 3,' the first large-scale beta test. This expansion pack to the winner of Online Game of the Year from Computer Games Magazine and Computer Gaming World introduces a slew of graphical upgrades to behold, a newly revealed half-submerged continent to explore and a series of epic trials to complete.

'Battlefield: Vietnam' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield Vietnam will drop players into some of the Vietnam War's fiercest battles. Fighting in theatres from jungles surrounding the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the city streets of Hue, players will choose from two well-equipped forces, the United States or the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and Vietcong. Read more for screens and the first in game action packed trailer....

'Riftrunner' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Larian Studios upcoming RPG Riftrunner is based on the award winning fantasy universe first introduced in Divine Divinity. Riftrunner is set to capture the imagination of RPG players yet again, and provides a strong stepping stone for the planned extension of the Divinity World. Read more for some screens ...

'Lowrider' (PS2) Gets Funky Music

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The gamers will be bumping and grinding in the upcoming rhythm-action video game Lowrider as the hip-hop hit "Get Low" is featured on the game's soundtrack, video game publisher Jaleco Entertainment announced.

'Law & Order II: Double or Nothing' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legacy Interactive has released a playable demo for its highly anticipated title, Law & Order II: Double or Nothing. The demo gives players a first taste of the new game, including exploration of the investigation and trial proceedings. Additionally, the demo contains several areas where players can directly link to the game’s website where they can order the game. Read more for download links ...

'TrackMania' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brand new concept, TrackMania drags the player in a funny universe of track building and driving. For the first time, the player has to build his track before racing. Will he find the right way to do the best time ? He has to collect all the blocks of the Trackmania set, a truly virtual construction game enabling the creation of increasingly larger and higher tracks with a capacity exceeding 2000 blocks ! Read more for details and screens ...

SEGA Announces 'Nightshade' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced that "Nightshade" is the official name for the upcoming PS2 title formerly known as "Kunoichi" (it remains "Kunoichi" in Japan) as well as the release of new screenshots. Players take on the role of the sexy and dangerous female ninja Hibana as she battles legions of demonic foes with unlimited combo attacks and powerful ninja magic. Developed by SEGA's Overworks studio, "Nightshade" is slated to be released in early Q1 04. Read more for details and screens ...

'Crash Nitro Kart' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crash Nitro Kart, Crash will hit the track in his fastest-paced adventure yet! Kidnapped by the ruthless Emperor Velo and forced to race in his galactic coliseum, Crash must speed his way to victory in order to save Earth from destruction... but it won't be easy, as he must compete against foes both old and new before a final showdown with Velo himself! Read more for some new screens ...

'Chicago 1930' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chicago, 1930-Prohibition The Mafia rules the city. A special police task force is formed to take down his gang. This squad is managed by two cops. An open war breaks out throughout the city of Chicago. Now it’s your turn to choose your side! Read more to check out four new screens ...

'Wings of Honour' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CITY Interactive has released the official demo for heir upcoming World War I combat flight simulation Wings of Honour. This demo features the first mission from the Career mode allowing you to fly around in a Sopwith Camel. Read more for download links ...

'Kingdom Hearts II' - Coming To GBA

by Thomas on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games and Square Enix Co., Ltd. announced today that they are to join forces again to develop two sequel titles to KINGDOM HEARTS, which was released worldwide in 2002 for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. The sequels include KINGDOM HEARTS -CHAIN OF MEMORIES- for Game Boy Advance and KINGDOM HEARTS II for the PlayStation 2.

'Painkiller' - Multiplayer Test

by Thomas on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it is accepting applications for its Painkiller Multiplayer Test (PC). This is not a Demo, but a closed beta to stress test the netcode and playtest maps. Interested gamers should fill out the Painkiller application form. The company will be selecting a team of 200 from the applicants over the next few weeks, and will notify the chosen recipients by email. The testing itself will take place in Mid-October.

'Spyro Adventure' (GBA) Character Biographies

by Thomas on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 6:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this platform action/adventure game, Spyro and his friends have inadvertently torn a hole in the fabric of space between the Rhynoc and Dragon Realms. At the command of the elusive Ripto, droves of Rhynocs are now pouring into the Dragon Realms. Spyro must help close the hole quickly before the portal and Ripto's ego grow too large and the two realms fuse together permanently... A set of character biographies. We'll know AI has really moved on when we start to receive character autobiographies. Check it out below!

'Red Ninja: End of Honor' (XB/PS2) Announced - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 6:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We earlier posted up some information and screens regarding this new title and today Vivendi Universal Games announced the development of Red Ninja: End of Honor for the Sony PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Red Ninja: End of Honor is an action-adventure title, developed by Tranji, a new studio formed by the Japanese developers New Corporation and Opus, which will feature a variety of innovative game-play features blending action, adventure, stealth, seduction and fighting. These elements have been placed in a historical Japanese environment with an event-driven story written by famed Japanese feature film director, Shinsuke Sato.

Nintendo Pinning Hopes On Simpler Games To Attract Users

by Thomas on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 6:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The president of the Japanese software game maker, Satoru Iwata, said Friday that game consoles equipped with super-large chips and ever more functions may not be the answer for the future of the struggling games industry. Instead, easy-to-play games requiring no prior knowledge may be a better way to attract potential users, Iwata said, referring to Nintendo's surprise hit series of Pokemon software including "Pokemon Ruby" and "Pokemon Sapphire."

EA Secures Exclusive Rights To NASCAR Game Development (ALL)

by Thomas on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 6:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced an exclusive relationship with NASCAR for worldwide rights to develop, publish and distribute NASCAR-branded interactive racing games through 2009. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. This agreement allows EA to create interactive games on a number of gaming platforms, including consoles and PCs, using NASCAR properties. EA's NASCAR Thunder 2004 video game features over 65 drivers including Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Jeff Gordon, as well as 23 official tracks and 175 cars of the NASCAR Winston Cup Series and NASCAR Busch Series.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2003 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Sues Interplay

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2003 @ 7:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal's video game arm has sued one-time partner Interplay Entertainment Corp., alleging Interplay breached a distribution deal between the two. The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, accused Interplay, which is controlled by French publisher Titus Interactive, of trying to get out of a product distribution deal by making claims of unpaid payments under the pact (thanks Gamers.nl).