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'Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on April 24, 2003 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the worldwide fall 2003 release of Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, a weapons-based, action-adventure game designed exclusively for the PS2. Created by Insomniac Games, the developer of last year's critically-acclaimed Ratchet & Clank and the highly acclaimed and record-setting series Spyro the Dragon on PlayStation, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando incorporates many of Insomniac's signature gameplay elements, including fun-filled action, inventive character designs and an imaginative storyline -- plus tons of new explosive additions!

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Demo Test Available NOW

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 9:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory is a Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter. It's a team game; you will win or fall along with your comrades. The only way to complete the objectives that lead to victory is by cooperation, with each player covering their teammates and using their class special abilities in concert with the others. As expected Activision has released the test version, offering play in the Fuel Depot, one of the six maps that are planned for the full release. Read more for download links ..

'Romance Of The Three Kingdoms 8' (PS2) Coming To The US

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI Corporation announced North American plans to release Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII for the PS2. In Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIII, players become one of those brave souls that answered the call to arms. Ultimately, the player’s goal is the unification of China. Gamers can take on multiple roles, from the proud officer who helps his lord to a rogue general forging his own path to glory.

'World War II: Frontline Command' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 1:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World War II: Frontline Command is set to capture the heroism of World War II's most significant battles. As Commander of the Allied Forces, the game will see players attempting to drive the Axis forces deep back inside their own territory. With a full range of authentic troops and equipment at their disposal, players become a master of the battlefield to ensure final victory. Strategy First has just let us know they released a North American demo, whch is identical to the Euro version. It features one mission set in the Netherlands where you command a US Army force to capture a village and a munitions factory held by the Germans. Read more for download links ...

'Black9' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 2080, nine powerful illuminati are engaged in a struggle for the control of mankind. As the manipulative illuminati head towards a perilous endgame, you are a mercenary walking the gray line of right and wrong, operating in the shadows and executing dangerous missions on their behalf. Black9 is the exciting new action/RPG that weaves intense gameplay through an engrossing story line with streamlined RPG-style character development. Check the new screens ...

'Nitro Family' - Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delphieye, Inc., Korean developer that has two in-house developing team for MMORPG ”Helikia” and PC FPS game “Nitro Family.” “Nitro Family,” a new hardcore First Person Shooter developed by Delphieye, Inc., will be introduced at 2003 E3 game show. Powered by the world-renowned Serious Sam Engine, “Nitro Family” mainly focuses on images of the deepest desires of man like violence, sensuality and beauty, with a pure enjoyment of game. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Full Throttle: Hell on Wheels' (Xbox/PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of LucasArts' most loved original titles roars back with a vengeance this fall in the fuel-injected Full Throttle: Hell On Wheels. Featuring the sarcastic, bad-ass outlaw biker named Ben, this all-new adventure-action careens through a unique 3D landscape of seedy bars, greasy truck stops and desert highways on a quest for cold beer, cheap motorcycle parts and the honest truth. Full Throttle: Hell On Wheels will release this Winter for PS2, the Xbox and PC.

'Hunter The Reckoning: Redeemer' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hunter: The Reckoning returns to the Xbox with even more frenetic multi-player action than the original game. Based on the gothic fantasy world of White Wolf's pen and paper RPG system, players act as human monster-hunters combining melee, ranged and spell-driven attacks. In Hunter: The Reckoning - Redeemer, the hunt continues as a new Hunter joins the original team of 4 in their fight to save the citizens of Ashcroft from a twisted plot to take over the innocent town. Players battle against hordes of supernatural enemies in single-or multi-player mode - they do whatever it takes to get the job done. Check out the new screens & trailer.

PN03 (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

P.N. 03, directed by Shinji Mikami, is described as an action game starring a female soldier named Vanessa Z. Schneider. She's a mercenary armed with a high-powered laser--and she's a robot killer. Robots at a colonial settlement have gone wild on a nearby planet, and it's up to Vanessa--whose parents were killed by the same system overrunning the settlement--to stop them. Not much is known about the game's action, but it is described as containing dodging capabilities and transforming mechs. The game is due to hit Japan in spring of 2003.

'Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 12:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hunter: The Reckoning Wayward, developed by High Voltage Software, continues the story of the successful action adventure franchise Hunter: The Reckoning. High-speed action combined with top-notch graphics translate the dark fantasy world of the White Wolf role-playing game and bring the essence of the game to life, fully submerging the player into the realm of The World of Darkness. Wayward comes to the PS2 this summer with an all new story, game-play features, weapons and terrifying monsters. Check out the new batch of screens ...

'Age of Mythology' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As announced and expected the new 1.05 patch for Ensemble Studios' 3D real-time strategy game Age Of Mythology is now available for manual download. The patch fixes an armory tech research exploit, some localization bugs, a crash related to alt-tabbing and a fix when it comes to god power triggers. Read more for details and download links ...

Carson Palmer Features In 'NCAA Football 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that former All-American USC quarterback and 2002 Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer is the spokesman for the EA SPORTS' NCAA Football 2004. Palmer, who is expected to be a first round pick in the NFL Draft this weekend, will appear on the cover of the newest iteration of the best-selling and most popular college football videogame, NCAA Football 2004 (Xbox/PS2/NGC). His image will appear on all of the game's packaging and merchandising. Read more for details ...

'Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee' (Xbox) - Website Re-Launched

by Rainier on April 23, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari launched an updated Web site for Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee for Xbox today. The site includes a cool, all new flash presentation as well as additional Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee content, including new movies and screenshots, and recordings of all monster sounds. Check out the updated website!

'Knights Over Europe' Announced - Features & Screens

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspect Simulations announces the development of their World War I combat flight simulation, KNIGHTS OVER EUROPE. Brought to you by a team whose collective experience includes Red Baron II, the Falcon 3 series, the Close Combat series and Fly II, KNIGHTS OVER EUROPE brings the dawn of aerial combat up-to-date with leading edge graphics, high fidelity flight models and precision damage modeling. Dozens of highly detailed aircraft with historically accurate markings will set the stage for an experience that will attract both hard-core flightsim fans and novices alike. Read more for details and screens

DreamCatcher Games E3 Line Up

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 7:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced its full line-up for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The company will be showcasing 5 new products, including the much anticipated Painkiller on PC and Arx Fatalis on Xbox.

ELSPA Announce New Age Rating System 'PEGI'

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 7:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ELSPA, the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association, today announced its wholesale endorsement of the new Pan European Game Information system ('PEGI') for new interactive entertainment titles released from April 2003. The system, which recognises the need for a uniformed age ratings across Europe, has been designed to rate the age suitability and content of computer and video games so that consumers - particularly parents - can make informed buying decisions at point of purchase.

Infogrames To Market JoWooD's Spooky RPG 'Gothic II'

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 7:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Austrian software developer and publisher JoWooD Productions Software AG today announced the conclusion of an exclusive agreement with Infogrames for the international marketing of their role-play game sensation "Gothic II". With the exception of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, the agreement covers the worldwide publishing, marketing and distribution of the title.

'EVE Online: The Second Genesis' Goes Gold! - Screens

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 7:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crowd Control Productions (CCP), developer of the highly anticipated massive multiplayer online game (MMOG) "EVE Online: The Second Genesis" announced today the client portion of the game has been certified 'gold' and has been released to manufacturing. Work continues on the server side of EVE which will be ongoing through to launch on May 6, 2003.

'Mario Kart' & 'Pikmin 2' (NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 6:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today we received a bunch of screens from Nintendo. A bit of a pre-E3 treat: Your first five Mario Kart GC shots to pore over and six new screenshots to pik from. Njoy!

'Deer Hunter' Franchise Shoots Onto PlayStation2

by Thomas on April 23, 2003 @ 6:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today revealed plans to bring Deer Hunter, the hunting series that has continually raised the bar for outdoor adventure and excitement, onto the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system this fall. The game marks the first time the famed hunting franchise will be launching on console, delivering an entirely new interactive hunting experience.