Vivendi Universal Games announced today its plan to release the next installment in the Crash Bandicoot franchise, a new character-based racing title named Crash Nitro Kart. The game is scheduled for release fourth quarter 2003 for the PlayStation2, the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and the Game Boy Advance. Albany, NY-based studio Vicarious Visions (Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced) is developing the game.
Konami has issued a new patch for their recently released stealth action game Metal Gear Solid 2 Substance, bringing your retail copy to v1.01. This upgrade only fixes issues associated with ATI Radeon 8500 and above. Owners of video cards other than the aforementioned cards should not apply this patch. Read more for details and download links ...
Electronic Arts officially announced today the development of The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King for the PlayStation2, the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and the PC. All versions of The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King game will be released worldwide in fall 2003 under the EA GAMES brand.
MotoGP 2 for Xbox and Xbox Live! offers eight different racing modes including: Stunt, GP, time trial, Training challenges, tag, Live, multi-player & single race, customizable bikes and all of the riders from the real 2002 MotoGP class. Players can create custom riders and race them online at 60 frames per second with up to 16 riders on one track during a single race. Players can also utilize Microsoft’s online voice communication to talk trash with the nearest competitor at speeds that will make their voices crack and their knees buckle.
This first-ever campaign disk for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft will not require players to have a retail copy of the original game to enjoy a new Ghost campaign. Both new recruits and seasoned vets who earned their stripes playing the original Xbox game will enjoy the camaraderie of the shared battlefield. Xbox Live soldiers can experience the intensity of the front lines side-by-side with their battlefield brothers while covering each others' backs and calling out commands using the Xbox Live Communicator headset.
- Enemy Territory Q&A with Splash Damage's Paul Wedgewood on GameSpot
- Red Faction II Q&A with Nathan Camarillo & James Tsai of Volition on C&VG
- Far Cry Q&A with Crytek producer Christopher Natsuume on on GameSpot
- The FireWarrior Q&A with James Brooksby of Kuju on C&VG
- Postal 2 Q&A with Vince Desi of Running with Scissors on XGR
- Gothic II Q&A with Piranha Bytes' Mike Hoge on Evil Avatar
- Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon Q&A with Bethesda's Ashley Cheng on GameSpy
Scrabble 2003 Edition comprises several new features, including the latest word lists from the Official Scrabble Words 4th Edition, Scrabble Word International. It also features Duplicate game play, Multiplayer modes for up to four players on Local Area Networks (LAN) and Internet. It was developed with the advice and aid of a Scrabble expert and is based on the popular Scrabble board game from Mattel. The update fixes a problem with Indeo XP codec, fixes a LAN crash, improves network games, and fixes a few other bugs. Read more for download links ...
A message on our forum (thanks jmette) let us know that there will be a special launch promotion for Orbz 2.0 “Developer’s Challenge” this Friday night at 8PM Eastern (5PM Pacific). Download the demo and compete online against the developers of the game for a chance to win a free copy of the full retail version. "Orbz is an action/arcade game set in colorful 3D environments. The object of the game is to shoot your orb at targets located throughout 14 distinct courses in a race to score the most points. Game play includes both strategic single-player challenges and intense multi-player action".
Head over to our forum for all information!
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Darkmonth Studios are pleased to confirm the development of their first original title, Damn Dirty Apes, and are now actively seeking a publisher for the game. Developed for the PC, but designed with a view to portability to next-generation consoles, Damn Dirty Apes is a cartoon real-time action war game.
Deer Hunter for the PlayStation 2, being developed by Coresoft Inc., features an online component for intense competition with up to eight players in tournament mode. There are also seventeen weapons to choose from including shotguns, rifles and bows, off-road vehicles, a two-player split screen co-op mode and instant replay with slow-motion bullet effect. The new Deer Hunter game on console will give gamers the adventure and excitement they crave, along with the skill and strategy required for a successful hunt. Check 8 new screens ...
Iridion II is a upcoming 3D-shoot’em up from Majesco.. In Iridion II the game begins 500 years after the vicious Iridion forces first attacked Earth and were destroyed by one brave Fighter Pilot. At this time, humans began to colonize the planet systems of the Iridion home galaxy. The Iridion menace was vanquished, until now. Read more for facts and screens!
SEGA Europe Ltd, today announced an agreement with Team17 Software Ltd, granting SEGA Europe rights to publish 'Worms 3D' on GameCube from Nintendo, PlayStation2 from Sony, Xbox, the as well as the PC. Worms 3D is the first 3D incarnation of the highly acclaimed and best-selling Worms franchise, and this latest version marks the first time a core Worms game will appear on the latest generation consoles. Read more for details and new screens ...
Nintendo of America Inc. and Square Enix today announced three new titles in the incomparable 'Final Fantasy' and 'Mana' game series will be published and distributed by Nintendo of America Inc. for exclusive play on Nintendo platforms. Developed by Square Enix, the three titles, 'Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles', 'Final Fantasy Tactics Advance' and 'Sword of Mana' are each scheduled to launch in North America this year, followed by European launches shortly thereafter.
Enter the Matrix is the story-within-the-story. It features awesome gunplay and spectacular martial arts that bend the rules of the Matrix, as well as insane driving and stunts, and the chance to pilot the fastest hovercraft in the fleet. This game isn’t just set in the Matrix universe – it’s an integral part of the entire Matrix experience, weaving in and out of the highly anticipated 2nd installment in the film trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded . A fresh batch of screens .. Njoy!
Vivendi Universal Games today announced development of Tribes: Vengeance, the next installment in the world-renowned and award-winning Tribes videogame series. Due in late 2004 only for PCs, the game is being developed by Irrational Games, known for some of the game industry’s most respected and revered titles, including System Shock 2 and Freedom Force (thanks TribalWar). Read more for details ...
Freestyle MetalX features nine of the sickest riders pulling endless eye-popping tricks in stunning open environments. Pro rider legends include: Clifford “The Flyin’ Hawaiian” Adoptonte, Jeff Tilton, Nate “Destroyer” Adams, Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, Trevor Vines, “Mad” Mike Jones, Kris “The Rock” Rourke, Kenny Bartram and Ronnie “Kung Fu” Faisst. Freestyle MetalX is totally customizable, allowing gamers to choose from 16 riders, options of motocross gear and unique bike models to create the ultimate hardcore, bone-breaking freestyle motocross experience. Gamers can create their own motocross arenas with an advanced level editor and take on creative sub-games, like riding off a cliff and turning into a human dart aimed at a giant dartboard. We got 30+ new screens for you to enjoy!
With the creation of the transatlantic railway, built with blood, sweat and tears into the murderous wilderness in 1869, the American dream of freedom and prosperity was finally to be fulfilled. With "Railroad Pioneer" you'll be able to experience all this at close quarters and, at the end of a dramatic journey, leave your mark as a railway magnate in the eventful history of steamers and pioneers. Read more to check out some new screens ...
UbiSoft has now released an updated Euro patch for their stealth third-person action game Splinter Cell, bringing your Euro ONLY edition to v1.2b. This release implements essentially the same as the original v1.2 with the addition of a small diagnostic tool that was left out of the first one, as well as a variety of graphics enhancements and fixes, as well as gameplay tweaks and other bug fixes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...
Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game set amidst the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire. Gamers will be transported back to the dusty battlefields of Egypt, the combat theatres of Gaul and finally to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy in the crusade to become Emperor. Eidos has just released a new patch for their 3D real-time strategy game Praetorians bringing your retail copy to v1.04. This upgrade adresses a bunch of fixes for gameplay, multiplayer, interface, playback, and other fixes.
SUNFLOWERS will be presenting their new product line-up in a pleasant ambience behind closed doors at the E3 2003. The publisher's meeting rooms can be found in Kentia Hall. In addition to the Austrian development team Max Design SUNFLOWERS are currently working with the Berlin-based SEK team and Bulgaria's Black Sea Studios. This year's E3 will feature exclusive sneak previews of new projects from both SEK and Black Sea Studios. Hit title ANNO 1503 - The New World remains in the news at the fair: initial details on the planned add-on will be released. SUNFLOWERS also reserves the right to hold the odd surprise in store.
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