Worthplaying E3 Page Update

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

To avoid cluttering up the page i will just round up several acticles and add them here as they come in .. Latest Updates :

'Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This autumn, Team RAINBOW is back! The elite multinational squad of counter-terrorist operatives returns in Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword, the first mission pack of the wildly successful Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. They defeated the diabolical plot of a terrorist mastermind in the smash-hit PC game Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. But a few desperate remnants of the organization remain - and Team RAINBOW won't rest until terror has been vanquished and the world is safe. Not many details known yet, but at least we got the 6 first screens!

Adventure Company to Work with 'Gabriel Knight' Game-Storyteller

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced it has an agreement with Jane Jensen and the company she co-founded, Odyssey Digital Entertainment, to write and produce an exclusive new title. Terms of the deal were not discussed. Jane Jensen has made a massive name for herself amongst gamers, especially the legions of fans that adored her Gabriel Knight Mystery Series. Renowned for writing some of the most story-intensive games of all time, Jane has the ability to capture the gamer’s imagination.

'The Sims Superstar' Is Ready For Its Close Up

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the release of The Sims Superstar, the newest expansion pack to the top-selling PC game of all time, The Sims. Players can now realize their fantasies of fame and fortune as they pursue the dream of being a Rock Star, Movie Star, or a Supermodel, live the lifestyle of a celebrity, and even mingle among some of the rich and famous. All new gameplay, new social interactions, and a whole new in-game destination offer players an all access pass to the world of superstardom. In The Sims Superstar, The Sims are ready for their close up.

'Dungeon Siege II' Announced

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Dungeon Siege II is currently in development and is slated for release in 2004. A trailer for Dungeon Siege II will be shown at E3, the annual video game convention taking place in Los Angeles from May 14 through 16. Visitors to the Microsoft booth (South Hall #1246) will be treated to a taste of the vision and direction of this upcoming title. This cinematic feast for the eyes showcases the extraordinary capabilities of the Dungeon Siege II engine, as the entire movie was created in-engine.

'Ninja Gaiden' (XB) - Features & Screens

by Thomas on May 13, 2003 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of gaming's most treasured franchises will be given new life this holiday season as Tecmo's esteemed internal development group, Team Ninja, and the powers of Xbox join forces to bring you 100% action in one of the most anticipated games of the new millennium. Ninja Gaiden is on the cutting-edge of action as the player takes on the role of powerful ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, who seeks revenge after his clan is massacred by the Vigor Empire. Taking full advantage of three-dimensional space, you follow the story with only your wits, your ninja skills, and your deadly sword, cutting down opponents in the Vigor Empire as you attempt to beat the Holy Emperor and reclaim the magic sword "Ryuken". Realistic battle actions and acrobatic ninja actions add another dimension to the game, restoring Ninja Gaiden to its rightful place in the gaming pantheon.

'GeForce FX 5900' Powering More Than 600 PCs @ E3

by Thomas on May 13, 2003 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, announced today that the newly unveiled GeForce FX 5900 series of graphics processing units (GPUs) is the overwhelming platform of choice for game publishers and developers showcasing the hottest PC games at this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo. More than 600 desktop and notebook PCs on 32 booths throughout the exhibition halls will be powered by NVIDIA GeForce FX GPUs, including the all-new GeForce FX 5900 models, demonstrating next-generation games such as Tron 2.0, Pirates of the Caribbean, Homeworld 2, Enter the Matrix, Deus Ex: The Invisible War and S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Oblivion Lost.

'Deus Ex: Invisible War' (PC/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on May 13, 2003 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deus Ex 2 allows players to participate in the telling of a powerful story, rich in mystery, lies and intrigue. In addition to a host of new conspiratorial friends and foes, players can expect encounters with a variety of characters from the original Deus Ex game. And, once again, players visit a variety of real world locations made more exotic by the passage of time. Approximately 20 years after the events depicted in Deus Ex, the world is only beginning to recover from a catastrophic worldwide depression brought on by technology run amok and a secret conspiratorial war. Read more for some new screens ...

'DOOM 3' (PC) - Screens

by Thomas on May 13, 2003 @ 7:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Built on id's revolutionary new 3D graphics engine, DOOM 3 draws players into the most terrifying and riveting 3D gaming experience ever created. Read more to check out two new screens!

'Legacy of Kain: Defiance' (PS2/XB) - Announced

by Thomas on May 13, 2003 @ 7:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive today announced that Legacy of Kain: Defiance, the next installment of the critically acclaimed, multi-million unit selling Legacy Of Kain series, is currently in development for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Legacy of Kain: Defiance is currently slated to arrive in stores in Fall 2003.

Rockstar Games Sets Release Dates For 'Midnight Club II' (XB/PC)

by Thomas on May 13, 2003 @ 7:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. has announced the North American release date for Midnight Club II for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and the PC. Midnight Club II for the Xbox will be in stores on June 4th in North America and June 6th in Europe. The PC version of Midnight Club II will be available on June 25th in North America and June 27th in Europe.

'Scaler: The Shape Shifting Chameleon' (ALL) Announced

by Thomas on May 13, 2003 @ 7:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With all the acrobatic energy and playful curiosity of a super charged chameleon, TDK and Artificial Mind and Movement, Inc. (A2M) announced today an agreement to develop and publish the original intellectual property, "Scaler". Currently in development across multiple game platforms, the title is scheduled to release in Q4, 2004.

id Software Confirms 'DOOM 3' For Xbox

by Thomas on May 13, 2003 @ 7:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software and Activision, Inc. confirmed today that id Software's DOOM 3, the most anticipated game of the year, is headed to the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Built on id's revolutionary new 3D graphics engine, DOOM 3 draws players into the most terrifying and riveting 3D gaming experience ever created. id Software and Activision will feature a new trailer of the PC version at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, beginning Wednesday, May 14, in Activision's booth #1224 in the South Hall.

'Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back To Baghdad' (PC/PS2/XB) Announced

by Thomas on May 13, 2003 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. announced today that it will release Conflict: Desert Storm II - Back to Baghdad for the PlayStation2, Xbox and PC in North America this fall. Check out yesterday's Desert Storm II screens!

Games Based On TV Series 'Beyblade' Coming To Console

by Thomas on May 13, 2003 @ 6:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. and Corus Entertainment's Nelvana today announced that they have finalized deal terms for Atari to have the exclusive license to develop video games based on the hit television series, Beyblade. Atari and Nelvana plan to bring Beyblade video game titles to console systems later this year.

Empire Interactive Sign Distribution Deal With SEGA In Japan

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive plc, a leading AIM listed computer games developer and publisher, announces that it has signed a distribution deal with leading Japanese games company, SEGA for the release of Warrior Kings: Battles and Ghost Master in Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, SEGA will distribute the titles on the PC Platform.

Shadow Ops: Red Mercury (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury is a gritty, real-world first-person shooter (FPS) in which the player fills the combat boots of an elite Delta Force operative. When a female Russian double-agent discovers information on "Red Mercury" - a secret substance that can be used as a nuclear accelerant - the player is hand-picked by the National Security Agency (NSA) to pursue the Red Mercury before it is used to build backpack nuclear devices and sold to terrorist organizations. Check out the nifty screens ...

'Trinity' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision is unleashing a one-man cybernetic wrecking crew with the announcement of TRINITY, a new first person action game for the PC and Xbox. Set in the year 2013, TRINITY transports players into a dark alternate future where a deadly plague threatens to destroy the city of New Orleans. As the mysterious "Nightstalker," a bio-technically enhanced one-man vigilante force, players will cut a swath of destruction through the Big Easy as they attempt to uncover the source of the deadly virus, and save the city from impending disaster. The PC version of the game is being created by Gray Matter Studios the development team behind Return to Castle Wolfenstein. The Xbox version is being developed by Vicarious Visions. TRINITY is expected to ship in 2004

Hip-Hop Soundtrack for True Crime: Streets of L.A.

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2003

Inspired by Hong Kong action films, the game lets players assume the role of tough-as-nails detective Nick Kang, bent on settling a personal vendetta with the L.A. underworld. As Kang, players will be able to dispense their own personal brand of justice through automotive combat, a variety of rib cracking martial arts moves and the business end of dual 45s.

MicroSoft Pre-E3 Event (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we had a quick press release with some of the highlights of the pre-e3 MicroSoft/Xbox press event held yesterday, now we have the first screens coming in from our reporter in the field. Later on we will have impressions/first look articles coming as well... For now enjoy the Halo2, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Project Gotham Racing 2, Kameo: Elements of Power, Conker: Live and Uncut, True Fantasy Live Online, Xbox Music Mixer, Amped, BC, Links 2004, Crimson Skies, CounterStrike, Fable, Voodoo Vince, MidTown Madness3, TopSpin, Sudeki, NHL Rivals 2004 and NFL Fever 2004 ... Njoy!