Strategy First Brings The Tracks Of Germany To North America

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First, leading worldwide publisher and developer of PC games, is happy to announce they have signed a publishing agreement with German developer German Railroads to bring two new add-ons for Microsoft Train Simulator to the North American market.

'Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 12:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is based on Cinemaware’s hit game Defender of the Crown, first released in 1986 on the Commodore Amiga and subsequently to a variety of platforms where sold over 1,000,000 units worldwide. Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown is a re-imagining of the beloved classic, with a deep storyline, a rich cast of characters, and the same commitment to stunning graphics and unique, varied gameplay that first made Cinemaware famous. Check the new batch of screens ...

'Steam' - Beta 2.0 Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Steam Beta 2.0 begins today at 3 pm Pacific. The beta is open to the public, anyone can join by downloading and running the 4MB install applet. For the first few days, this beta will include the coming versions of Counter-Strike (v1.6) and Team Fortress Classic. Further updates to these games, as well as additional content, will be made available to participants throughout the beta. Read more for links where to download... UPDATE : Seems the demand was/is overwhelming and they have temp. suspended the streaming...

'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 11:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

To further promote their upcoming action/stealth title IGI 2: Covert Strike, Codemasters has just released a new trailer showing off some graphical bliss of what to expect in the full product. The Scope video showcases IGI 2: Covert Strike's incredible visuals, with detailed internal locations and massive outdoor environments with vistas rendered as far as the eye can see. Read more for download links and check it out!

Koch Media Signs 'WWII: Frontline Command'

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bitmap Brothers' upcoming RTS title WWII: Frontline Command has found a new publisher. The game was originally scheduled to be published by Codemasters, but last year, they suddenly dropped the product without a specific reason. WWII: Frontline Command will now be published in Europe by Koch Media this May. No North American date (or publisher) has yet been assigned.

'Downtown Run' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft seems to be working on a Midtown Madness type game for the Nintendo Gamecube. Not much info is available apart for these 10 new screens. Check out them out!

'Eve Online: The Second Genesis' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EVE ONLINE is a new breed of computer game. Played online with thousands of other players, EVE draws people into what is essentially an alternate universe set some time far in the future in a place one can only dream of. SSI and CCP have just released a 2 min in-game action trailer showing off the plans and intentions of an ambitious player in the world of EVE. Read more for links to check it out!

Konami's 2003 Lineup

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of America, Inc. announced 16 new titles for 2003, including all-new versions of blockbuster franchises such as Castlevania, Dance Dance Revolution, Gradius, Silent Hill, Winning Eleven, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Zone of the Enders. Focusing on powerful brands, Konami's broad 2003 lineup includes titles for all genres, age groups and skill levels. Brand new games that are scheduled to debut in 2003 include Casino Manager (working title), Cy Girls, K1 World Grand Prix, McFarlane's Monsters, Ninja Five-O, and Street Kings (working title). Read more for details ...

'Silent Hill 3' Bundled With Original Music Soundtrack

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of America, Inc. announced that Silent Hill 3, the highly-anticipated new release in the blockbuster horror series, will ship with a 70-minute music soundtrack. Composed, performed and edited by the game's producer, Akira Yamaoka at Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, the soundtrack features the game's distinctive musical score as well as four exclusive vocal tracks.

Conversions And Licenses

by Thomas on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 7:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Need one doing? The chaps behind Prisoner of War reckon they've got just the thing... Wide Games, the ambitious developer of the best-selling PS2, Xbox and PC smash, Prisoner of War, today announces a move into licensed products and conversions. Building on the success of POW - the only unlicensed, non-sequel game in the top ten last summer, Wide Games has recently completed a GameCube conversion, and is now working an Xbox/PC port for a major US publisher.

WANADOO 2003 Lineup

by Thomas on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 7:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WANADOO EDITION produces, publishes and distributes video games for consoles, PC and the Internet. Wanadoo Edition's development strategy centers around three key points: to design original video games for all software platforms, to publish games of all major genres (notably action, adventure, sport, race, strategy and MMG) and to distribute worldwide... Today we received their 2003 lineup, check it out below!

'IGI 2: Covert Strike' - SP Demo Available NOW

by Thomas on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 7:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With just under one month to go until the February 14th launch of IGI 2: Covert Strike, gamers can today experience covert action IGI style with launch of the single-player demo of Codemasters’ stunning stealth-based shooter. This standalone PC demo is now available for download.. Read more for download links and also a all-new IGI 2 video entitled “Scope”.

'Disney Princesses' Announced For Game Boy Advance

by Thomas on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 7:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that Disney Princesses for Game Boy Advance is currently in development and is scheduled to release in Spring 2003. The game is based on the Disney Princess characters in Disney's animated classic films "Cinderella," "The Little Mermaid," "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," "Sleeping Beauty," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Aladdin."

EA Ships 'The Sims' For PlayStation 2

by Thomas on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 4:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system has shipped. Players will be able to create and control their Sims like never before with all new level-based game play, two-player modes, and dynamic 3D graphics.

'GLADIUS' (NGC/PS2/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 4:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At the heart of Gladius is a unique mix of dynamic game play that requires players to develop and manage a school of gladiators who, over time, gain experience, learn new skills, improve their abilities and finally test their might in epic battles. Players fight with deadly weapons and powerful magic, learn vital combat tactics, and enhance and customize characters... Check out six new shots!

PlayStation 2 Shipments Reach 50 Million

by Thomas on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 4:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc, the Tokyo based parent of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced that cumulative world-wide factory shipments of the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system had reached 50 million units.

'Resident Evil Online' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resident Evil Online is set in Raccoon City and seems to feature gameplay typical of the series, but it will allow up to four players play together at once. There are eight characters -- including a police officer, plumber, journalist, and surgeon -- each with his or her own skills. Cooperation is a big part of the online game's design. Player characters can interact by exchanging weapons, helping another player get up, or by providing a steady shoulder for a wounded character to lean on. However, players can't always rely on the security of a group and may start a scenario separated from each other. There are also nonplayer characters in the game that players can talk to for information, including those characters that weren't selected by players. Read more to check out the trailer ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media Signs 'Enigma: Rising Tide' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 9:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media today inked a deal with Tesseraction Games to publish a full single player retail version of its online naval warfare game, Enigma: Rising Tide for the PC. Enigma: Rising Tide will be available at retail sometime in March, according to GMX Media. The retail version will include 60 missions, a free 30 day trial of the online game (when it launches) and hands-free voice command technology. Mission range from simple patrols to submarine and surface command missions. Check the new batch of screens...

'American Conquest' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 15, 2003 @ 5:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

American Conquest, is the latest masterpiece from the makers of Cossacks, the undisputed champions of several-thousand-unit combat. Spanning the moment Columbus set foot on America to the American War of Independence, players must shape the future of the continent through over 50 missions spread across eight campaigns. Check out the new screens, showing off the battle at Fort Duquesne in 1754 during the Indian/French War. Read more to check them out ...