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'Hunter The Reckoning: Redeemer' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2003 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hunter: The Reckoning returns to the Xbox with even more frenetic multi-player action than the original game. Based on the gothic fantasy world of White Wolf's pen and paper RPG system, players act as human monster-hunters combining melee, ranged and spell-driven attacks. In Hunter: The Reckoning - Redeemer, the hunt continues as a new Hunter joins the original team of 4 in their fight to save the citizens of Ashcroft from a twisted plot to take over the innocent town. Players battle against hordes of supernatural enemies in single-or multi-player mode - they do whatever it takes to get the job done. Check out the new screens ...

'Armed & Dangerous' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2003 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take a band of gun-toting rebels -a robot, a madman, a mole and a criminal mastermind. Put them in a vividly stunning fantasy realm. Then give them an impossible mission - pulling off the biggest heist of all time in the middle of a war. All you have to do is battle your way through dastardly enemies, giant war machines and an army of psychopathic robots. But don't worry; you have plenty of ammo and absolutely no common sense. Victory is yours in 12,000 bullets or less! Check out the new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 24, 2003 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Beyblade: Super Tournament Battle' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 11:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beybladers can build their own powerful spinning tops, add the spirit of the almighty Bit Beasts and enter their creations into fierce battles. Fans can play as their favorite characters and recreate historic Beyblade showdowns. It’s the ultimate Beyblade fantasy — the Super Tournament Battle!

'Rainbow Six 3: RavenShield' - New Update Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 7:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Ravenshield website has been updated with word on an upcoming patch for their tactical, squad based FPS Ravenshield. " We've added the finishing touches to 1.31 and it is confirmed that the patch will be made available Tuesday, July 29th. Initially, the release date was set for this week but due to an addition to the patch (Windows SA Server support), it was delayed until next week" (thanks Bluesnews). Of course we'll have mirror'd when it becomes available.

New 'DirectX' Version Released

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 7:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has released a new DirectX 9.0b End-User Runtime version for all Windows editions. You will need to use the Windows Auto Update function since it is not yet available on the official DirectX page. DirectX 9.0b includes security and performance updates. Download now to get the latest DirectX updates. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. Once you have installed this item, it cannot be removed.

Rainbow Six 3: RavenShield (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 5:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command an elite, multinational squad of special operatives against a hidden terrorist foe. In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3, the third installment in the wildly popular Rainbow Six series, Team RAINBOW races against time to stop terror and unravel a mystery. In locations around the world, from London to the Cayman Islands to Rio de Janeiro, lead Team Rainbow in a desperate effort to battle a madman and foil his doomsday plot. Some new Xbox screens just rushed in. Check them out!

'Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 5:29 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. A ton of new screens ...

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. Check out the new screens ...

'Dark Fall' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it has shipped the chilling adventure thriller, Dark Fall - The Journal, on PC-CD.The game’s story is a simple one….Returning from work you listen to a frightened, cryptic voice message from your brother, a talented architect who is redeveloping an old railway station. You immediately make tracks for the picturesque village. On arrival, you are flung into a spooky world where an ever-present supernatural force leaves clues that will help you solve an ancient mystery….a mystery that could change the very course of history.

'Battlefield: Pirates' - New Multiplayer Map

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you get excited about the idea of sailing uncharted waters, searching the fog for rival ships, and maneuvering into the perfect position to lay iron unto your enemy before he can do the same to you, then you've come to the right place. Battlefield: Pirates is a mod for EA's Battlefield 1942 (and requires the latest v1.4 update patch). A new multiplayer map is now available, BlackBears Booty is a land-based "king-of-the-hill" style map for Battlefield: Pirates. Can you hold the center long enough to win?

'Hegemonia: The SOLON Heritage' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Italian based website TGMOnline was first to reveal the upcoming expansion pack for Digital Reality's space strategy game Hegemonia. Hegemonia: The Solon Heritage does not only feature new levels, ship types, and cyborg mercenaries to hire - 50 new inventions, rebalanced unit charts and an emphasis on multiplayer should enhance the Haegemonia experience. The game is slated for this fall, the exact date is to be announced later. (thanks Bluesnews). Read more to check out the first 5 screens ...

'Far Cry' - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry is set around 2020 on a set of tropical islands in the pacific. And has a strong tropical-paradise feel, scenic in its beauty, but, harbors a terrible threat. It is a mix of jungle / primal / and next-gen technology. As the player you find yourself drawn into a secretive plot involving secret research facilities with scientists involved in military genetic-research, a secret "security" force of mercenaries, and, advanced net-generation weaponry and equipment. Check these 10 screens ...

'Sacred' - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | 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 10 new screens ..

'Devastation' Online Graffiti Competition Winner Announced

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic and HD Interactive today announced the winner of the Devastation online graffiti competition. The contest received a staggering response with over 1100 graffiti entries. "With such a high quality competition, choosing the winner has been a very hard process" commented European Marketing Manager Lucinda Searle "We were astounded by the high standard of art work submitted".

'Super Farm' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The life of a farmyard animal is not easy. You get born, you hang around a bit, then you're shipped off to meet a rusty end at some low-grade abattoir. Not even all the food you can eat - proper, fattening nosh, that is; not some 95 per cent fat free hippy guff - can really compensate for such a lowly existence. Consigned to such a life, what would you do? That's right: knock seven bells of the dirty stuff out of your fellow animal chums. Welcome to the world of Super Farm.

'Phantom' Unveiling Rescheduled

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infinium Labs announced today that due to the postponement of the Ultimate Gamers Expo, the unveiling of its Phantom game console will take place online at midnight on Sunday, August 17th at the official Phantom website and the the official Infinium Labs website.

'The Simpsons Hit & Run' (PC/Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

There are strange happenings in Springfield. People are missing, very mysterious crop circles are appearing, and hidden cameras are being exposed. When Homer notices a black van with a satellite dish parked outside the Simpsons house, he decides to investigate further into these odd events. What he reveals could be the biggest mystery to rock Springfield since Who Shot Mr. Burns? The Simpsons Hit & Run promises a hilarious mission based driving game with exciting out-of-the-car platform gameplay, the signature satire of The Simpsons, and the interactive world of Springfield. Check the screens ...

'Silent Storm' - Demo Coming Soon

by Thomas on July 23, 2003 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nival Interactive's new game Silent Storm scheduled for Worldwide release on PC CD-rom in September 2003 through JoWood Productions is using the high-end real time facial animation technology by LifeMode Interactive.

UPDATE: As it turns out Nival themselves passed on word that the demo is not due for another month.

Sega Aims To Double Game Software Sales In 5 Years

by Thomas on July 23, 2003 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Japanese video game maker Sega Corp. said Wednesday it aims to double its sales of software for popular game consoles such as Sony Corp.'s (SNE or 6758) PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Corp.'s XBox over the next five years.