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'Trivial Pursuit Unhinged' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today shipped the Trivial Pursuit Unhinged videogame, based on the most popular trivia game in the world, for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox to videogame retailers nationwide. The famous trivia game comes to life on console with innovative online play, multimedia clips and entertaining question topics that are presented by six celebrity hosts from both television and movies.

'Spartan' Ready For North American Release

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Graphsim Entertainment and developer Slitherine announce a publishing agreement for the North American release of Spartan, a new turn-based strategy game from an award-winning developer of strategy classics.

Macrovision Will Host 'E3 Hacker University'

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 10:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Macrovision Corporation announced that it will hold a first-of-its-kind "Hacker University" at this year's E3 Conference in Los Angeles – a workshop that will allow games developers to learn the tools and techniques hackers use to create "free" games and how Macrovision's SafeDisc Security API technology can be implemented to minimize this threat.

'Knights Of Honor' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As King, it is your duty to lead your people in their struggle to raise your kingdom from its humble beginnings to a position of power and prestige. War, diplomacy and a burgeoning economy are the means by which you increase your power and expand your influence. A unique Knight-management system will offer you brand new possibilities to enhance your personal strategy.

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 5:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies of a level never seen before in naval combat simulator games. The key features are: astonishingly beautiful dynamic sea, historically authentic World War II ships and weapons, possibility to control any member of the crew and a multiplayer game. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due ot their maneverability and speed. Check the 'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' website, or read more to check out the screens ...

Shrapnel Games Signs 'Salvo' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 4:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An oft-neglected era, the age of sail has produced only a few computer games over the years, much to the disappointment of would-be Horatio Hornblowers everywhere. Because of this it is with great excitement that Shrapnel Games would like to announce the signing of Spruegames, a new independent developer who will be joining our award- winning lineup with the imminent release of Salvo.

'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 4:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set before the events of both Universal Pictures' upcoming summer release The Chronicles of Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, and the 2000 cult classic Pitch Black, which first introduced Diesel as enigmatic anti-hero Riddick, the game tells the story of Riddick's dramatic escape from the previously inescapable triple max security slam Butcher Bay, home to the most violent prisoners in the galaxy. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay will be available on Xbox.

iGames Game Centers Host 'Call of Duty' League

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 4:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision and iGames announced today that the best-selling and award-winning Call of Duty, the gritty, cinematic first person action thriller from Infinity Ward, has been added to iGames competitive league play and is now featured throughout its gaming centers nationwide.

'Alias' (PC/Xbox/PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 3:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Alias" is a third-person action adventure video game that allows players to step into the role of the series’ lead character, Sydney Bristow, an agent for the CIA. Bristow must use her cunning, extensive knowledge of martial arts and array of high-tech gadgetry to accomplish dangerous missions. Read more for some new screens & 4 small trailers showing off Alias's splitscreen mode...

PS2's 10-Year Lifecycle

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 3:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today released details from the keynote address given this morning by Andrew House, executive vice president, at the 2004 Game Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif. The General Interest keynote, entitled Encouraging Innovation in Game Development, explored innovation past, present, and future and how developers can take advantage of innovation in their own titles to create experiences that are unique, enjoyable and profitable.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 26, 2004 @ 2:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi's GDC LineUp (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 7:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As most people will know this week's news is mainly dominated by various announcements and revelations at the GDC (Game Developers Conference) in San Jose, CA. Vivendi is showing off various in house productions and we have screens & trailers from the following titles :
  • Men Of Valor (Xbox/PC) - Screens
  • Leisure Suit Larry (PS2/Xbox) - Screens
  • Red Ninja: End Of Honor (PS2) - Screens
  • Cold Winter (Xbox) - Screens

'Kreed: Battle for Savitar' - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 7:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eventhough Burut's FPS Kreed is not available in most English speaking countries yet, they are already hard at work on a add-on titled Kreed: Battle for Savitar. Not much info is available, so these new screens will have to do for now ...

'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time' Wins Two GDC Awards

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 6:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft accepted two prestigious awards for its critically acclaimed hit Prince of Persia The Sands of Time, at the 4th annual Game Developers Choice Awards in San Jose last night. The Prince of Persia team took home the Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Game Design awards.

'Call of Duty' Wins Two GDC Awards

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 6:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that Call of Duty and developer Infinity Ward have received the Rookie Studio of the Year and Excellence in Audio honors at the 4th annual Game Developers Choice (GDC) Awards, Wednesday night at the Civic Auditorium in San Jose, Calif. Presented by the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and held during the annual Game Developers Conference, the GDC Awards are the premier accolades for peer-recognition in game development.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 3:10 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 :

  • Manhunt - Trailer (6)


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

Capcom Start National Resident Evil: Outbreak (PS2) Marketing Campaign

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 2:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced a national marketing campaign to support the upcoming release of Resident Evil Outbreak for the PS2. For the first time ever, Capcom will be running an in-theater campaign where spots will run during the month of April to an estimated audience of more than 5 million movie goers. There will also be an extensive television marketing campaign, which begins on March 29th and runs throughout April, generating more than 57 million consumer impressions. These ads will support the overall marketing initiative, which includes print and online advertising, an online street team, promotional and retail partnerships, as well as several consumer launch events.

'The Elemental' - Updated Alpha Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 1:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Elemental is a total conversion of Gas Powered Games Dungeon Siege. Elemental is set in an alternate mythical version of ancient Judea that is gritty, mean, and profane. This new release contains completely new game systems, different from Alpha 1, has an entirely new, more stable code base, as well as more of in game content to enhance gameplay. Read more for details and download links ...

UPDATE :A new version (build 773) has been released and the files have been replaced accordingly...

'ApeXtreme' - Technical Features Revealed

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Interactive Systems Corp. (DISC) today announced that its partner Apex Digital, Inc. has chosen the AMD Athlon XP 2000+ Processor and NVIDIA GeForce4 MX Graphics for Apex’s award-winning DISCover Game Console – the ApeXtreme (pronounced Apex Extreme).

'City of Heroes' - Screens

by Rainier on March 25, 2004 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

City of Heroes is the first superhero themed online RPG and will offer a host of exciting and compelling gameplay features. Players create their own heroes, choosing from hundreds of different powers, skills, abilities, and items and design their own unique costumes. Then they can band together with other players to fight evil, build their own secret headquarters and strive to become the premiere hero group in the city. Check out some new screens ...