Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Hitman: Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases Hitman's 'work' in brutal detail and brings new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen. Hitman: Contracts is being developed by Io Interactive and will be available for PS2, Xbox, and PC in spring 2004.

'Angels vs. Devils' - Screens

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In this extraordinary action game, the gamer can decide whether he wants to play a "knocky" Angel or a "just-so-strong" Devil, both of who are in constant conflict to win over Mankind. Sounds like a daily conflict between your own two sides!?? Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? Well, as you win, you can change the looks and abilities of your character and individualise it further - inclusive of magic abilities! Due to the different game variations possible in the game as well as the multi-player options, the player will enjoy the game for many many hours - again and again.

XS Games Signs 'Wanted Dead or Alive'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Jan. 28, 2004 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

All'a that skulkin' around had given me an itchy trigger finger. Luckily, judgin' by the hombres stationed in these ravines, I was going to get plenty of chances to work the cramps outta my bones, whether I liked it or not. Wanted Dead or Alive, Iridon's Western title for the PC, has been signed to US publisher XS Games for North American distribution. Known as Wanted Guns in Europe, Wanted Dead or Alive will be lassoed into North American store shelves courtesy of XS Games and distributed by Take2 Interactive. Wanted Dead or Alive is scheduled to hit US shelves February 2004 and will carry a value price point.

EA Delays 'The Sims 2' And 'MoH: Pacific Assault'

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 8:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today EA had its Q4 2003 earnings conference call where the Electronic Arts executives revealed that The Sims 2 and Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, 2 of their highly anticipated PC games, will get delayed. EA's CFO Warren Jenson said both titles will not be out until fiscal year 2005, which means at the EARLIEST July 2004, which also resulted in EA's stock to drop in value. Jenson also said "It's really about polishing the product. It's about the entertainment experience, critic meta-rating, and, ultimately, sales."

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

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 5:41 p.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. Read more for details & screens ...

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Source Code Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 5:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has released the public source code for Splash Damage's free team-based multiplayer FPS Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. This release contains all the game source code, header files, menu definitions and other files that all you Enemy Territory modders might need to get to work. This source code is not officially supported in any capacity by id Software, Activision or Splash Damage. Read more for details and download links ...

'SEGA GT Online' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 2:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the launch of "SEGA GT Online" exclusively for the Xbox. The first simulation racer on Xbox to offer Xbox Live support, SEGA GT Online allows up to 12 players to compete simultaneously in white knuckle, dead-heat races guaranteed to challenge both their driving skills and their ability to trash talk.

'Second Life' Game Developer's Competition Launched

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 2:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Linden Lab and The Game Initiative, an organization that supports game developers worldwide, today announced the Second Life Game Developer’s Competition designed for aspiring game developers. The competition begins January 31, 2004 and coincides with the Game Initiative’s “How To Break Into Video Game Industry: Mini-Conference and Resume Workshop” taking place on that day in San Francisco. Winners will be announced on June 14, 2004.

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 2:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. today announced that it has elected to move the ship date of DRIV3R, the latest installment of the Company's Driver franchise, from the end of March to June 1, 2004.

'Astro Boy' (PS2/GBA) Coming To North America

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 1:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced a partnership with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to bring Tezuka Productions' legendary Japanese comic Astro Boy to life on the PlayStation2 and Game Boy Advance. Astro Boy, created by Osamu Tezuka in 1951, is one of the most recognized characters in Japanese animation and is poised to captivate television audiences as the star of a brand-new animated series on the Kids' WB!.

'I Of The Dragon' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 1:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Play as one of three possible dragons, each with their own unique abilities. Use spells and brute force to hunt down and destroy the evil creatures that threaten the peaceful Nimoans. Build new towns or destroy them, create mountains or bring them crumbling to the ground. Summon creatures to fight for you or rely on your own powers. Use all means available to help in your quest to unmask the source of evil that plagues the land. Read more for some new screens ...

'Sonic Heroes' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 12:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced the availability of "Sonic Heroes" on the Xbox and PlayStation2 . The first original Sonic The Hedgehog console game in three years is also the legendary speed demon's first appearance on Xbox and PlayStation 2 consoles. "Sonic Heroes" on GameCube was released on January 6.

'Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 11:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. has announced that Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have awarded it the license to publish a console game based on the popular Cartoon Network series Samurai Jack. The videogame developed by Amaze Entertainment, named "Samurai Jack: The Shadow of Aku," will be available on Microsoft Xbox, PlayStation2, and GameCube in March 2004.

Rainbow Six 3: Ravenshield - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has yet again released a patch for Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.53 (US & UK versions) and this patch should finally resolve the wall-peeking issue as well as address the problems users of the OEM discs have been having. Read more for download links ...

'Rainbow Six 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Ubisoft's Shanghai studio, the game offers the most thrilling and realistic single- and multi-player counter-terrorist experience available anywhere. The PS2 version features exclusive content (single- and multi-player missions) and a very cool split screen feature for 2-player, offline cooperative gameplay. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 will be released for the PlayStation2 in March 2004, in the meantime, check the new screens ...

'Airborne Troops' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Airborne Troops is an absorbing infiltration action-adventure game that takes place in occupied France during the Second World War. On a mission to drop two secret agents into occupied territory the Sergeant’s aircraft is shot down leaving one of his agents seriously wounded. It is now the Sergeant’s duty to replace the ailing agent and complete the stealth missions himself. The gamer takes part in commando missions based on real events in the places where they actually happened, accurately recreated from archives and historical documents. Read more for a batch of new screens ...

'The Fall: Last Days of Gaia' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'The Fall: Last Days of Gaia' is an innovative Post-Apocalyptic Role Playing Game with tactical combat and a highly original, disturbing storyline. The game is scheduled for Q3, 2004. The Fall will be the first 3D-RPG set in an endtime scenario on the market. Read more for details and some new screens ...

'TRD 2: Ultimate Racing Simulator' (Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While it has bbeen known for month, Codemasters today officially announced 'TOCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator'. One of the most successful brands in motor sport gaming is set to continue as Codemasters confirms that TOCA, the headline licence of its 5-million+ selling series, will be retained and the current Race Driver 2 game in development will be published as TOCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator. TOCA Race Driver 2 will launch spring 2004 for Xbox and PC, complete with Xbox Live and PC online functionality, and is designed to be the definitive racing game experience.

'Brute Force' Joins the Ranks of Xbox Platinum Hits

by Rainier on Jan. 27, 2004 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the squad-based tactical shooter Brute Force has joined the list of Xbox Platinum Hits. The Xbox Platinum Hits lineup provides gamers with a choice of the most proven and critically acclaimed titles for Xbox, each available for an estimated retail price of $19.99 (U.S.) at most retailers. Platinum Hits games are sold in silver packaging with original product artwork. More information about Platinum Hits can be found at http://www.xbox.com/platinumhits.