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'Spawn' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spawn is a 3-D action/adventure game, where Spawn is caught between factions in the battle of Good vs. Evil. Players will encounter a variety of enemies through more than 30 interactive and destructible environments, as Spawn struggles to break free of the controlling forces of Heaven and Hell. The game will feature all of Spawn’s distinctive abilities including superhuman strength, hand-to-hand combat techniques, an arsenal of weaponry, Hell Powers, and his living symbiotic costume Read more for details and some fresh Spawn screens ...

'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazgül hunt for the One Ring. The land itself is in peril and its fate lies in the hands of those who possess it. Adventuring alone or in groups, join thousands of players online in the massive world that is Middle-earth. Support the forces of good in an epic struggle to drive back the forces of Sauron. This is Middle-Earth Online, your home in the world of Tolkien. Read more to check some screens ...

'The Treason of Isengard' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Treason of Isengard is a third-person action/adventure based on the epic fantasy world of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Beginning with the death of Boromir, the player will guide Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli from the shores of the River Anduin, to the Plains of Rohan, and into the battles at Helm’s Deep. The story then follows the Ents as the player controls Treebeard and unleashes his wrath against Isengard. The game finishes with Frodo, Sam, and Gollum, as they make their way from the River Anduin to the Black Gate of Mordor. Read more for a 40 some of screens and some new concept art ...

UbiSoft Launches 'Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu' Contest

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft, in partnership with DC Comics, Warner Home Video, and GamePro Magazine have announced a joint promotion in support of Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu, the first video game to introduce a new character into the Batman universe. The promotion will include, the "Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu - Art Attack! Contest" sponsored by Ubi Soft, which will run from now through October 31. Entrants submitting their best drawings of Batman will be judged by legendary comic book artist and Sin Tzu's co-creator, Jim Lee.

'Hannibal' Is Coming In November

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hannibal Lecter is on the move again. Special Agent Clarice Starling is the only one who can track him down. Especially since Doctor Lecter seems to want to meet up. But the road leading to the infamous cannibal is paved with hidden dangers as the real enemy might not be most obvious one. Take on the role of Clarice and set to capture the most wanted serial killer on earth. From the US to Italy, sharpen up both your investigative skills and marksmanship to escape the many foes who want to bring you down and get to grips with the real nature of the trap in you’ve just stepped into. Arxel Tribe has announced that Hannibal will be released in North America on Nov 20th. It has reached the internal beta stage and an official demo is expected end of August.

'Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring' - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play the Greatest Story Ever Written . . . The quest to destroy the One Ring continues in the first real-time strategy game based on The Lord of the Rings saga. Massive battles erupt as the peoples of Middle-earth fight for control of Tolkien’s World. Gamers can play as the forces of good and valiantly fight for the One Ring’s destruction or assume command of the forces of evil to claim control over Middle-earth forever. Read more for some new screens ...

'World Cyber Games' SemiI-Finals Come To A Close This Weekend

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The final semi-final rounds of the World Cyber Games will take place this weekend at CompUSA locations across the country. This weekend’s tournament will feature StarCraft: Brood War on Saturday, July 26th, and Age of Mythology and FIFA Soccer 2003 on Sunday, July 27th. Check in for semi-final rounds is at 10:30am and the games begin promptly at 11:00am. This weekend’s last group of semi-finalists will join previous winners at the World Cyber Games U.S. Finals in Los Angeles in August. From there, the country’s best players will move onto the Grand Final in Korea in October, where they will compete for $350,000 in cash and prizes. For more details and a list of participating CompUSA locations please visit www.wcgusa.org.

'Prince of Persia' & 'Beyond Good & Evil' In Europe Only On PS2

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that the highly anticipated titles Prince of Persia The Sands of Time and Beyond Good & Evil will be console exclusive to PlayStation 2 throughout 2003 in all PAL (European)territories. Read more for details & a few new screens ...

'Nexagon Deathmatch' Ships to Retail Stores

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher/developer Strategy First proudly announced today that their real-time tactical game, Nexagon Deathmatch, has shipped to retail stores in North America. “This is a completely original game for us and we couldn’t be happier to have it come out of our very own development studio,” says Don McFatridge, President of Strategy First. “There is no game on the market quite like Nexagon and I know gamers will love its uniqueness!”

WorthPlaying 'Comments' Working Again

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just a little note to share some good news ... As many of you have mailed us to let us know, our dear "comments" section was almost as dysfunctional as we were. One of our minions was put to the task, and we finally got around to fixing them. Hail To The m0m0!

Everybody will need to sign up again, but since they have been down for so long, I doubt anybody remembers their passwords anyhow. So sign up, and feel free to call us whatever names you want, we deserve it!

'Time Crisis 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time Crisis 3 marks the return of Namco's premier light-gun shooting franchise. Compatible with the GUNCON2 light-gun, this fast-paced shooter delivers superior shooting action and supreme excitement. A new weapon select system enables players to chose from 4 weapons (machine gun, hand gun, shotgun and grenade) and optimize their game play strategy. Time Crisis 3 includes the original arcade game as well as console-exclusive game modes. Sniper combat provides intense and lethal sharp-shooting action, sure to be a winning combination for this popular franchise. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 12:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in 19th century China, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a martial arts fighting game based on the classic teachings and techniques of the Wudan style. Combining adventure and intense, dynamic combat with the ability to explore lush, interactive environments, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon suspends the laws of space, gravity, and the human body. Players represent one of four characters: Li Mu Bai, Yu Shu Lien, Jen Yu, or Lo. Read more for a 40 or so new screens as well as a new in-game action trailer ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 22, 2003 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Chariots Of War' - Update Patch Available

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 8:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine has released a new patch for their recently released strategy game Chariots Of War. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.13 (it is still in a beta stage) and addresses a bug that allowed the construction of structures for which the player did not have funds. This patch also incorporates all the changes and fixes from all the previous patches. Read more for download links ...

'ESPN NFL Football' Featuring 'The Crib' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Exclusively in "ESPN NFL Football" this fall, gamers will be given a place to flaunt their rewards and bragging rights with an innovative new feature called "The Crib." Deck out an empty pad with more than 300 unlockable items and "score big" for making great plays, scoring points or just getting lucky. The more you play, the faster you can move in that air hockey table and chill in your overstuffed recliner. Read more for details and screens ...

'Freedom Fighters' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 2:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a world where the Soviet Union won the Cold War, a fierce conflict is unfolding in the streets of America. Taking on the role of Christopher Stone, players evolve from an average New Yorker into a fearless patriot who recruits and leads an army of freedom fighters in the streets of New York City. Freedom Fighters combines the depth of a squad based game with the intensity of an action-packed war game that unfolds in the streets, subways, and buildings of the city. Read more for some new screens ...

'Soul Calibur 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SC2 features seven distinctive modes of game-play including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive, Weapon Master. Weapon Master is a "complete the mission" mode combined with an RPG twist. In this mode, the player can collect and equip their character with up to 200 different weapons, thus adding a deeper level of strategy to every new battle. Check out the first 50+ screens form the US localized version ...

'WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain' Only On PS2

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced "WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain," the latest addition to their multi-million unit selling World Wrestling Entertainment videogame franchise. "WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain," exclusively for the PS2, marks the third installment in the highly successful SmackDown! Series. According to NPD TRST, the SmackDown! series has sold more than 4.7 million units on the PlayStation and PS2 in North America since 1999. "WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain" features all the action, excitement and attitude of World Wrestling Entertainment and is scheduled for release this fall.

Monster 4 x 4: Masters of Metal (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to pilot the world's most powerful trucks and go head-to-head in pulse-pounding off-road competitions. Whether you're grinding through mud pits in Louisiana, crunching up cliffs in California, or smashing up trees to make the ride a little bumpier for they guy behind you, keep your eyes on the prize: cash you earn on the circuit goes to buy new trucks and build up your ultimate Monster machine. Read more for some new screens!

'Devastation' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 21, 2003 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

HD Interactive/Digitalo have released a new patch for their FPS Devastation. This patch brings your retail game to v390 and works for all editions except the French and Russian one's. An initiative of developer Digitalo, the patch mostly addresses many of the single player issues reported since launch in April 2003. The patch also rectifies multiplayer compatibility between the European and North American versions of the game. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...