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'Space Empires: Starfury' Approaching A Galaxy Near You!

by Thomas on April 30, 2003 @ 12:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games is pleased to announce today the next title in Malfador Machinations' award winning Space Empires series--Space Empires: Starfury. SE: Starfury represents a departure from previous titles in the Space Empires series, as players will live their alternate lives not as interstellar rulers, but rather as a single starship captain trying to eke out a life amongst the stars.

Layoffs At Shiny As Matrix Dev Finishes

by Thomas on April 30, 2003 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A story at Gameindustry.biz let us know that a number of staff at development studio Shiny have allegedly been laid off following the successful completion of Enter The Matrix for parent company Infogrames, which will be released alongside the second movie in the Matrix trilogy later this month. It's by no means unusual for a studio to let go of staff after the end of a project, although online rumours suggest that some of those made redundant in this round of layoffs were actually quite senior members of the Shiny team - which is a bit more unusual. These rumours are unconfirmed as yet, but if true, they certainly scotch the possibility of Shiny launching straight into work on a quick follow-up to Enter The Matrix to coincide with the release of the third film towards the end of this year.

'Starships Unlimited: Divided Galaxies' - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on April 30, 2003 @ 12:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starships Unlimited: Divided Galaxies (SU:DG) is a Sci-Fi based, classic "4X" (eXplore, eXploit, eXpand, eXterminate) game, offering players an infinite variety of gameplay through the player-defined variables as each new game is set up. Players design their starships for different tasks, then begin exploring the galaxy, and using the alien artifacts that are discovered to support research efforts that will give an advantage in the "space race" to outmanoeuvre and outwit your opponents. If your military might is not enough, you can use diplomacy and espionage to achieve total domination and unite the Divided Galaxies under your control.

'Silent Hill 3' To Terrorrize PC

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 9:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not really much of a secret anymore but nonetheless. Konami of America announced today that an enhanced version of Silent Hill 3, the highly anticipated third title in Konami's best-selling horror series, will be released in October 2003 on DVD-ROM.

'Secret Weapons Over Normandy' - Site Update

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts has updated the official web site for its upcoming flight action game Secret Weapons Over Normandy, expected to release winter 2003. The update includes: New Model Movie and Concept Art, 10 New PlayStation2 Screenshots, 2 New PlayStation2 Gameplay Teasers Each ten-second Gameplay Teaser features action taken directly from the PlayStation2 and highlights a different element of the game. With this update, future pilots will get a look at the Top Secret XF5U-1 "Flying Pancake" and its arsenal of guided weapons, as well as glimpse the desperate fight between the United States and Japan at the Battle of Midway. Go check it out!

'Lionheart' - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 3:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It is 1588 A.D., a critical year of an alternate history hauntingly familiar yet fantastically alien to our own. Because of one fateful event during the Third Crusade, the history of this world diverged. This event, the Disjunction, ripped open a long-sealed breach to other worlds. Magic energy and powerful spirits flowed into the world, changing the lands and the people forever. Cast into this world, you are a character of your own devices, strengths, and abilities. Set upon by human factions and powerful spirits, you must decide how to best develop your skills in order to triumph over obstacles that lie between you and your true fate. A fresh batch of Lionheart screens has arrived ...

'Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde' (PS2/Xbox/NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde, players battle their way through the war-torn land of Ogriss, a world ruled by goblins. Spawned by the mighty wizard Fraziel, the goblins have fallen under a corrupt influence that now threatens the balance of power. Advancing through dark subterranean caves, lush woodland cities and towering storm-swept castles; the player wages war with an army of specialized goblin warriors and fearsome monsters to prevent the ultimate destruction of Ogriss. Read more to check out some screens ...

'Xenus' - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game begins when Kevin Myers receives a call from magazine his sister works for. He is told that she didn't contact them more than 10 days and they are afraid she missed in Colombia during her journalist investigation. So, Kevin departures to this country in order to rescue her. Having arrived he finds himself in the world of violence where 70 out of 100 hundreds people are killed each year. There are many forces fight for the power in Colombia. They are officials, guerrilla, narco mafia, Indians, bandits, CIA. The player has to maneuver between them to reach the main goal to find lost sister. The scenery that looks banal in the beginning step-by-step gets mixed up and finally becomes semi-mystic.

Konami & K-1 USA Team Up To Promote 'K-1 World Grand Prix'

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 2:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of America Inc. has inked a comprehensive deal with K-1 USA that will designate Konami the exclusive videogame sponsor of the popular mixed martial arts circuit in North America. Through the agreement, Konami and its upcoming PlayStation 2 videogame, K-1 World Grand Prix, will receive extensive exposure at K-1 USA's marquee competitions including the K-1 USA Elimination (May 2, The Mirage, Las Vegas) and K-1 USA Semi-Finals (August 15, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas). K-1 World Grand Prix is scheduled to ship on July 8, 2003.

'Lethal Dreams: Circle Of Faith' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Lethal Dreams" involves player into events taking place in a fantasy world on the side of one of the six magicians. Each of them is a specialist in one of the six paths of magic: Evocation, Incarnation, Necromancy, Portals, Enchantment and Transmutation. Besides the above, a seventh path exists in the game. It's a magic of Images. This path is open for all magicians. Each path has unique combination of spells that makes the opposite sides absolutely different from each other. Boolat Games has released a new trailer for their 3D role-playing strategy game showing off some of the game's premise and features (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Majesco Announces 'Advent Rising' (Xbox/PC)

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco today announced Advent Rising, the first in a trilogy of games for the Xbox and PC. Featuring an unprecedented collaboration between interactive entertainment and science fiction writing, famed novelist, Orson Scott Card, embellishes on the gripping storyline behind Advent Rising, and will author a novel based on the game. Both are scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2004.

'Kreed' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kreed is high-tech 3d-action, in which player will become Legionnaire, one of the most trained and dangerous warriors of 3rd millennium. Burut has released a new movie trailer showing more from their upcoming futuristic first-person shooter. Read more for download links ...

'Public Enemy: The Dark Future' - Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 10:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Public-Enemy: The Dark Future is a Half-Life modification, the developers set a basic value on a dark and atmospheric game world and an interesting character development for the player. In this modification you will find two teams that play the basic role in this game and they will fight against each other in front of this futuristic scenery. But, Public-Enemy is not another Team-Deathmatch game it is much more than that. You will be a part of this world and based on the simple, but extensive character development it will be individual and not another clone. The graphic aspects, game play features and the design offer you new and interesting possibilities to explore the world of Public-Enemy. Beta version 1.0 is not available for download! Read more for links ...

'Stuntman' (GBA) Coming In June - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari is bringing all of the action and intrigue of the Hollywood stuntman to the Nintendo Game Boy Advance with Stuntman, the handheld follow-up to the smash PlayStation 2 hit of the same name. Developed by the same team that created the graphically amazing V-Rally 3 for Game Boy Advance, Stuntman is scheduled for release in June 2003.

InterServ's E3 LineUp

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taiwan-based games company, InterServ International, makes its U.S. debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), May 14-16, 2003 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Founded in 1989 and an established developer and publisher of entertainment and education software in Asia, InterServ now looks to become a player in the international games community. InterServ is a publicly traded company in Taiwan and holds the distinction of being one of the only Taiwan-based developers accepted into the Microsoft Xbox Registered Developers Program.

Kemco Reveals 'Rogue Ops' (ALL) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kemco U.S.A. announced today its premier interactive venture - Rogue Ops, an intense, action adventure game that is sure to catapult Kemco to the upper echelon of game publishers in 2003. Set for distribution on Nintendo GameCube, the PlayStation2 and the Xbox , Rogue Ops is in development by Bits Studio Ltd. Slated for a Q4 2003 release, Rogue Ops is planned to have Xbox Live functionality, complete with downloadable content, as well as other exclusive platform specific extras for the next-generation consoles. Read more for details and screens ...

Joytech Shoots to Thrill

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

"Joytech" today release details of the latest weapon in their considerable peripheral arsenal, with the launch of the astonishing Sharp Shooter 2 Arcade Light Gun for PS2. The Sharp Shooter 2 Arcade Light Gun continues Joytech's long and illustrious Light Gun history, which includes the best selling 'Sharp Shooter', and the authentic 'Real Arcade Light Gun peripherals for the PSone Console. Now, almost three years after the launch of the original Sharp Shooter, JOYTECH return with the true successor, and the Sharp Shooter 2 is one sequel, guaranteed to better the original!

EA Announces 'Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup'

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that players can grab their broomsticks and prepare for aerial competition high above the Quidditch pitch. For the first time ever, Harry Potter fans will be able to fully experience the magical power, speed, and competition of Quidditch, the favourite sport of witches and wizards, in the Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup game. Read more for details ...

'Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life' (NGC/GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2003 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You've saved your family's farm and you've saved your homeland...now it's time to live your life! An all-new Harvest Moon adventure is coming to the GameCube. Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life will span a lifetime on the farm and follow all the drama that goes with it. Not only must you build and successfully run a farm, but you must also build a successful life, with family and friends! Read more to check out a fresh batch of screens. We also added a bunch of screens for the GBA counterpart "Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town" which link link to the Gamecube version for additional fun. Check them out!

E3 Expo 2003

by Thomas on April 29, 2003 @ 4:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

E3 Expo is wholly owned by the Interactive Digital Software Association (IDSA), the U.S. association dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies publishing interactive games for video game consoles, handheld devices, personal computers and the Internet... Read more for a list of personal appearances and events at this year's show.