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'Rise To Honor' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony announced today the release of Rise To Honor, a thrilling action combat game inspired by the cinematic style of the Hong Kong movie genre, developed exclusively for the PS2. Rise To Honor features the martial arts style and voice talent of the world-renown film star and legendary martial artist, Jet Li. Cory Yuen, the highly acclaimed action director who has collaborated with Li on numerous films, assisted with the development and creative processes of the game, helping to make Rise To Honor the most cinematic, authentic martial arts action game available on the market.

'Silver Style' Recruits More 'Black Isle' People

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It seems The Fall: Last Days of Gaia developers Silver Style are on a recruiting spree as they have now signed another former Black Isle member, Designer Jeff Husges. The official Silver Style forum has this to say "We're glad to welcome Game Designer Jeff Husges! He worked at Black Isle on Fallout 3 and Baldur's Gate 3 formerly. He starts working on "The Fall - Last Days of Gaia" from today on." Jeff Husges will, just like Game Designer Damien Foletto, remain in the US and work from home.

'Call of Duty' - Mapmaker Competition

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

If you thought your tour of duty was over after finishing Activision, Inc.'s award-winning Call of Duty...think again. Starting today through March 26, 2004, map-making gurus everywhere can log on to the official CoD website and enter to win the "Call of Duty Mapmaker Competition." Read more for details ...

'All-Star Baseball 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 10:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

All-Star Baseball 2005 is the most realistic baseball simulation that’s easier and more fun to play. All-Star Baseball 2005 is packed with exclusive feature innovations and online head-to-head play plus the deepest franchise mode of any baseball video game. Now that former Texas Slugger A-Rod signed with the Yankee's, here are the first screens of A-Rod in his new outfit!

'Empire of Magic' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 9:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mayhem Studios has issued a new update for their turn-based fantasy strategy game Empire of Magic. This upgrade includes all previous updates and a whole new level, it fixes game bugs and adds to the gameplay balance. Read more for download links ...

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Reflections Interactive, DRIV3R is an action-packed driving adventure game that stays true to its roots, incorporating the cinematic gameplay and gritty street crime of its predecessors with ground-breaking graphics and three mammoth, wide-open city environments: Miami, Florida; Nice, France; and Istanbul, Turkey. Check out some new screens ...

'The Egyptian Prophecy' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it will publish The Egyptian Prophecy on PC-CD in North America. This first person adventure has an easy to use point-and-click interface with high quality cinematics, and integrated 3D real-time puzzles. Read more for the first screens and trailer...

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow Of Chernobyl' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Read more to check out 2 new screens...

'Warlords Battlecry III' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warlords Battlecry III builds upon the unique features that have made this series renowned throughout the RTS genre. Further expanding on the Battlecry traditions, this next title will feature a new hero development system, 3 new spheres of magic that entails over 30 new spells, a new lair system, as well as 5 new races. Read more for details and some new screens ...

'Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 8:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mafia is a 3D action game, seen through the eyes of third person. Player assumes the role of a gangster in an American town of the thirties, and gets a chance to live through gangsters rise and fall. In a spell-bounding story of human hunger for power, he will be able to live through everything that was taking place in underworld during this stormy period: mad car chases, bootlegging, assassinations, and bank robberies. Read more for some new screens ...

'James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 8:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

James Bond returns today in Electronic Arts' James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, which has shipped to retail outlets nationwide under the EA GAMES brand. Everything or Nothing is a stunning mix of action, espionage and high-speed driving that marks Bond's fifth mission for Electronic Arts. The title is available for the PlayStation2, Xbox, and GameCube.

Nvidia Reveals PCI Express Video Cards

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 8:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation today unveiled the industry's first top-to-bottom family of PCI Express graphics processing units (GPUs), all designed to take full advantage of the additional bandwidth and features that this new I/O interconnection standard delivers. By using an innovative PCI Express (PCX) high-speed interconnect (HSI), a complex piece of networking technology that performs seamless, bi-directional interconnect protocol conversion at incredible speed lines, NVIDIA can transform its current award-winning GeForce FX series into a full family of PCI Express GPUs.

'Savage' - Mod Contest Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 8:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Britsoft publisher Digital Jesters is launching a competition to find the hottest new game-making talent, with a unique 'mod'-making contest held in conjunction with NVIDIA and PC Format. With games such as Counter Strike originally emerging from such game-altering modifications, this is a very real chance for would-be programmers to take existing technology and morph it into a game of their choosing.

'Disgaea: The Hour of Darkness' Coming To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 8:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI Ltd and developer KOEI Co.,Ltd. are pleased to announce that DISGAEA – The Hour of Darkness will ship to European territories in May 2004. Developed by the Japan based NIPPON ICHI SOFTWARE INC comes a turn based RPG that has achieved meteoric success in Japan and the U.S. The unique mechanics of the game and the effort put into the details set the standard for RPGs to come. Lining up with Tactics Oger and Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, DISGAEA – The Hour of Darkness is another crown of the genre.

'MVP Baseball 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 2:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Step up to the plate and master the true art of hitting with MVP Baseball 2004. An all-new hitting model allows for complete user control over all swing types as well as signature cuts from the game's best sluggers. Featuring rich new presentation, realistic player models, enhanced animations, and an immersive audio experience, MVP Baseball 2004 takes you out to the ballgame like never before. Now that former Texas slugger ARod signed with the Yankee's, here are his first screens...

'Sabre Wulf' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sabre Wulf on the GBA once again pits veteran hero Sabreman against his old nemesis as he attempts to recover a series of precious treasures. The terrain ahead is harsh and dangerous, but thankfully the land is inhabited by a variety of strange creatures - all with big googly eyes, of course - that the intrepid explorer can recruit. As was announced yesterdya, Sabre Wulf is one of the Rare titles that got snagged up by THQ. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Poacher' Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2004 @ 2:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Poacher' represents an entirely new facet of gameplay for all first person shooter and resource management enthusiasts. You are Roman Sar, a poacher with a bad attitude and big guns. You fight and struggle your way through the African Congo to the deep jungles of India as you hunt for the most famous of endangered species; all the while avoiding and battling the dreaded Game Wardens. Read more for details and the first poached screens ...

Hostile Intent - Updated Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 6:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Hostile Intent team has released a new version for their Half-Life mod, bringing it to v1.1 and adds a new scoring system, 3 new maps, new sounds, and the usual bug fixes and game tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...

Painkiller - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 1:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games has released the the long-awaited demo of its first-person shooter, Painkiller. The demo contains 3 Single Player levels including the never-before-seen Oriental Castle, the medieval town level and the Thor level where players will get "hammered" with one of the biggest, meanest and downright scariest bosses of all time, SaphathoraƩl. Read more for download links ...

'Richard Burns Rally' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 16, 2004 @ 1:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Richard Burns Rally' is the first true rally simulation game, bringing the most realistic and exhilarating rally experience to all major gaming platforms. This true to life rallying requires tactics, intelligence and perseverance as well as speed, aggression and risk taking. World Champion Richard Burns, Britain’s top rally driver for the past three seasons, in association with SCi Games is pleased to announce the first game in the 'Richard Burns Rally' series to be released in early 2004. Check out the new screns ...