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'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.

BAM! And Acclaim Reach International Distribution Agreement

by Thomas on July 23, 2003 @ 5:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment, a developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced that its subsidiary, Bam Entertainment Ltd., had entered into a distribution agreement whereby Acclaim Entertainment, Ltd, a subsidiary of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. will distribute certain forthcoming computer and video game products of BAM! within PAL territories, including Europe and Australia.

'The Great Escape' Ships For PC/PS2/Xbox

by Thomas on July 23, 2003 @ 5:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gotham Games, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced today that The Great Escape, based on the classic 1963 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Film, has shipped to retail outlets nationwide for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from Microsoft and PC.

'WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The drama comes to life like never before in WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain. Players can create, play and develop their own Superstar through storylines developed exclusively by the WWE. The game features enhanced gameplay elements with new match types and sensational production values that recreates all of the electricity of actual WWE programming. Players can track their progress with seasonal stats, earn money to build up Superstar abilities and unlock hidden features. Read more for some new screens ..

'Patrician III: Rise of the Hanses' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After the successes of Patrician and Patrician II, Ascaron are now preparing for the International release of the third title in the prestigious Patrician series – Patrician III: Rise of the Hanse. The Patrician series is a collection of real, mind-exercising games full of incredible depth, attention to detail, and a firm sense of traditional simulation and real-time management. Read more for details and screens ...

'The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are about to embark on a whole new videogame adventure filled with arcade-style kick-butt action that will leave you shell-shocked. TMNT continues the series' famous style of "beat 'em up" gameplay, now with cell-shaded 3D graphics, an engaging storyline, a full cast of characters, and the voices from the animated TV show. Breaking out their shells in October 2003, TMNT will be available on the PS2, Xbox, GameCube, GBA and PC. Check these new screens ...

'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward, developed by High Voltage Software, continues the story of the successful action adventure franchise Hunter: The Reckoning. High-speed action combined with top-notch graphics translate the dark fantasy world of the White Wolf role-playing game and bring the essence of the game to life, fully submerging the player into the realm of The World of Darkness. Wayward comes to the PS2 this summer with an all new story, game-play features, weapons and terrifying monsters. Check out the new batch of screens and a new trailer featuring Father Esteban in action ....

'Dog's Life ' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Allowing the player to do anything a dog can do – from digging, chasing, fetching, herding, swimming, begging, hunting, marking territory and more (so bring along your poopie scoop!) – Dog's Life provides the opportunity to become your favourite pet! A Sims type game, but with dogs?!?! Just what the doctor ordered! Read more for some new screens ...

'Headhunter Redemption' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maintaining law and society order is veteran Headhunter Jack Wade, older, wiser and battle hardened. At his side is the reluctant new sidekick, the rebellious street kid Leeza X. Whether ripping up the highways of the silver metropolis on a super bike or stalking the criminal masterminds of the shadowy underworld, they are led into the greatest danger of their lives and must overcome something much more sinister than a simple human threat. Each must face their darkest fears. Together they must redeem a world facing chaos...

'Advent Rising' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Advent Rising, a common legend pervades the galaxy - that of a powerful, ancient race that will one day unite the universe. Millions of cultures from vastly distant worlds revere and hallow these mythological beings known as humans. One race, the Seekers, know humans actually exist and are threatened by their potential power. Under the guise of benevolent explorers, the Seekers travel throughout the galaxy in a desperate attempt to eradicate any human society they unearth. Check out some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 23, 2003 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo Promotes Four Top Executives

by Thomas on July 23, 2003 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo of America Inc. has recognized four esteemed employees with promotions. Rick Flamm has been named senior vice president, legal and general counsel; Flip Morse, senior vice president, administration; Bruce Meyer, vice president, real estate and facilities; and Howard Cheng, vice president, research and development of Nintendo Technology Development Inc. (NTD).

Each executive is making a tremendous impact on Nintendo's success by contributing distinctive skills and exceptional work ethics, says Tatsumi Kimishima, president, Nintendo of America Inc. We're fortunate to have these leaders shaping our business and congratulate each of them on well-deserved promotions.

Nintendo Product Update

by Thomas on July 23, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PGA tour rookie Ben Curtis may have clinched the British Open from Tiger Woods, but does he have the chops to take Mario, Bowser or Princess Peach in the freshly groomed Toadstool Tour? On July 28, professional golfers and every would-be golfer dreaming of greener pastures will get their chance to tee-up against a collection of Nintendo characters in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, only for Nintendo GameCube. Looking at the scorecard, Nintendo is in position for another record year. Read more for the 'Highlights'..