'Manhunt' (PS2) Gets Banned In New Zealand

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Manhunt, a computer video game that encourages players to kill everyone in sight in ever more gruesome ways has become the first such product to be banned in New Zealand. The Office of Film and Literature Classification has banned Manhunt, a DVD-ROM console game produced in Playstation 2 format, from distribution in the country. Read more for details ...

'Northland' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Trisynergy has decided that after internal discussions they realized that they have an almost unknown but very good game on their hands and they just didn’t want to see it get lost in the plethora of big name titles that comes out at this time of year. Also, Trisynergy doesn't believe it belongs in the, "let’s release it and hope it sells around the holiday" category. Trisynergy says "Northland is a good game and should be released at a time when it can get the attention it deserves. Accordingly, the new release date will be Feb. 2004." In the meantime you can always check out the demo.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Sacred' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Sacred the player can choose from 6 playable characters, each with their own individual characteristics and style. The more reserved role-player might prefer the Battle Mage or the Wood Elf, while admirers of traditional fantasy characters can take on the role of the Gladiator or Dark Elf. If the player fancies a different approach then the Seraphim, a follower of the mystical Angels, or the bloodthirsty Vampiress might clench their thirst. Check out these new screens ..

'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Using the latest Unreal Technology from Epic Games, developer Zombie Games is creating an ultra-realistic game world spanning Middle Eastern cities and towns to the secret military bases in the frozen backcountry of Russia to other global hotspots in the Philippines, Bosnia and Western Europe. Check the new screens ...

GMX Media Signs '8th Wonder Of The World' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2003 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the PC Adventure-Strategy title – 8th Wonder in most European territories, North America and Asia. "We are glad to bring this great title to the market." Commented Barry Leonard COO of GMX Media. “We’ve had so much fun play-testing it.”

'Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 11:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps is Real-Time Tactical game in full 3D with highly realistic graphics, real time shadows, localised damage effects, explosions, weather effects and much more. Missions range from recon operations in the desert and escort missions to large-scale sieges of desert fortresses. All missions start with a briefing, a recap of the historical background and a management phase.

'Caribbean Crisis' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 9:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

1C and G5 Software companies will develop a new 3D RTS on motives of the Caribbean crisis. Game engine will be a modified Blitzkrieg engine. But game will not carry a historical reliability, in this Caribbean crisis the USSR and the USA will exchange nuclear attacks. In game there will be 4 campaigns: for the USSR, France, Germany, China, the USA and Great Britain. Read more for a few screens ...

'C&C Generals Zero Hour' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 6:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has put up a community update for C&C Generals Zero Hour with word on the upcoming patch for the latest C&C expansion pack Zero Hour. The v1.01 patch is expected Monday the 15th (unless for some reason it gets delayed, but thats their target date) and will feature 10 new multiplayer maps and a slew of fixes, tweaks and improvements (thanks Bluesnews). Read more for a detailed fix list.

'Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 5:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Nintendo GameCube version of Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde ships to stores today (Friday), Jaleco Entertainment announced. Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde is an action-strategy video game designed specifically for next-generation consoles. Experience the rush of amassing hordes of goblins under your control, embark on thrilling adventures, and engage in spectacular battles with enemy clans.

'Fame Academy' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MonteCristo has released a demo for their superstar sim Fame Academy (picked up by Ubisoft, also coming for the PS2). In this demo "You will find the first level of the game here, with a tutorial to help you begin to play. This demo gives you the opportunity to create your own Star, to build your house and to set up your first concert. Now it’s your turn to play!" Read more for download links ...

'Deer Hunter 2004' - Update Patch & Map Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 4:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has released the first update patch for the latest installment in their hunting franchise Deer Hunter 2004. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses various crashes, bug fixes and gameplay tweaks as well as graphics and network issues. To coincide with this patch they have also made available an updated map editor. Read more for details and download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 4:17 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • Fight Night 2004 - Trailer
  • Desert Rats vs Afrika Korps - Trailer
  • Universal Combat - Trailer


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

'Prince Of Qin' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 4:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Object Software have released another patch for their RPG game Prince Of Qin. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.26 and addresses a game crash, includes several optimizations and bug fixes as well as Object Battle.Net updates. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'The King Of Fighters Ex2: Howling Blood' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 3:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A., Inc. announced today that is has shipped the next game in the best-selling “King of Fighters” franchise: “The King of the Fighters EX2: Howling Blood” for the Game Boy Advance.

Glass Tower Studios Launches 'Profiteer'

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 3:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Massive Multi-player On-line Gaming (MMOG) has reached a new level with the introduction of the browser-based Profiteer. Unlike other well-known MMOGs, such as EverQuest, Dark Age of Camelot and Star Wars Galaxies, browser-based MMOG’s don't require you to purchase or download software; you are able to log-on and play.

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 3:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

One Must Fall: Battlegrounds promises to deliver the next-generation of hand-to-hand robot action-combat bringing players the most intense and visually stunning 3D fighter on the PC. Building on the growing popularity of PC fighting games, One Must Fall: Battlegrounds features unique, out-of-this-world characters; stunningly detailed graphics; lightning-paced and fluid gameplay; and a unique 3rd person fighting point of view. Check the new screens and ingame footage trailer...

'The Suffering' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 2:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Unleashing the horror throughout nine levels, The Suffering features dynamic lighting that illuminates frightening visions of horror-filled exploration and frantic combat sequences. In the dark world of The Suffering, creatures attack from the shadows and emerge from jail cells, chambers, the ground and trees, surprising the player in the most disturbing ways possible. As Torque, the main character, players encounter a cast of uniquely hardened criminals, prison guards and grotesque apparitions. Check out these new screens ...

'Port Royale 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 1:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Caribbean in the 17th Century; You will trade with over 60 towns and create your own production facilities. You will not only increase your trading empire, but you will also have a larger influence on the development of the New World. Trade is not everything though, as pirates and military fleets threaten your trade convoys. Escort ships for your convoys are needed, or you can turn the tides and hunt for pirates or capture the military ships, becoming more famous and expanding your own fleet as well as your stock of goods.

'Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2003 @ 12:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As Scryer, players must conquer a programmed super soldier army and its psychic agents while using Psi powers. In addition to Psi capabilities, players have access to traditional weapons such as handguns and automatic weaponry. As players strategically navigate seven huge immersive levels within four distinct compounds, they encounter multiple ways to solve missions, which greatly adds to the replay value. Read more to check some new screens ...