'Stronghold: Crusader' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 7:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Firefly Studios and Take Two Interactive have released a playable demo of Stronghold: Crusader, available for download from Gigex (here's a direct link if the Gigex client doesn't work for you). The 79.0 MB demo allows you to try out this isometric castle building strategy sequel, and it offers a tutorial and three skirmish levels. This is something i personally am looking forward to (thanks Blues).

'Gothic 2' - 3rd Panorama View

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 7:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thrilling action woven into the epic adventures will Gothic 2 offer. Soon you can be part of the mystical world Myrtana.Today Jowood shows you the tower from Xardas the Magician as 3rd Panorama View on the official Gothic2 website. Check it out!

JoWood Releases 'Hotel Giant' Fansite Kit

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Share your dream with others with the brand new Hotel Giant Fansite Kit. JoWood put together some graphics and goodies to help you build your own website. You can use these pictures freely on your fanpage. Click on this link to download the .zip file.

EIDOS Signs 'Backyard Wrestling' (PS2/GC/Xbx)

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive and Backyard Wrestling Inc, the world's premier provider of backyard wrestling genre sports entertainment, today announced that they have signed a licensing agreement, which provides Eidos rights to publish and distribute video games based on the best-selling, sensational Backyard Wrestling video series.

Archangel - Screenshots

by Thomas on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Archangel is the third person game (with first person view option) which joins role-playing and action-game genres. Player faces highly performed plausible major character and many other peripheral figures, who are not passive, but take active part in action. New screens below!

Lost Kingdoms Currently Available At Retail For GameCube

by Thomas on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 5:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers can now embark on a magical quest, where beasts are summoned to battle evil foes, in Activision, Inc.'s Lost Kingdoms, the first real-time action-RPG for the Nintendo GameCube. Set within visually stunning 3D worlds, players will be enveloped into a rich storyline that takes them on a mystical journey through the Five Kingdoms of Argwyll as they discover, collect and summon Guardian Creatures cards to battle an invading evil force, while uncovering its terrible origins. Lost Kingdoms for the Nintendo GameCube is currently available at retail outlets nationwide at a suggested retail price of £39.99 and is rated 11+ by Elspa.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (XB) Screens and Features

by Thomas on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Execute with extreme prejudice, exit without a trace.. Your name is Sam Fisher and you are the best field-operative of the secretive "black-ops" NSA sub-agency THIRD ECHELON. Sent to execute desperate missions, you're the last resort of your government, on the edge of legality and morality.

Kelly Skater's Pro Surfer (GBA) Candy

by Thomas on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kelly Slater’s Pro Surfer is the most authentic and fun surfing game ever, featuring Kelly Slater, the most recognized surfing professional of all time. Players experience an all-out adrenaline rush as they drop down huge wave faces, pull into barreling tube rides and pull off hundreds of insane trick combinations and signature pro moves. Players can choose to ride as 6-time world champion Kelly Slater, or as one of eight of the most accomplished surf pros of all time including Rob Machado, Bruce Irons, Kalani Robb, Lisa Anderson, and Tom Curren. Check out some new GBA screens below!

Medal of Honor Allied Assault Expansion Details

by Thomas on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 7:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Help the Allies win victory in freedom's finest hour and to liberate occupied Europe from Nazi Germany in Medal of Honor Allied Assault Expansion Pack. EA reveals details of the new expansion pack for Medal of Honor Allied Assault, the highly acclaimed first-person shooter that puts the player in the boots of WWII combat soldier during the invasion of fortress Europe. The game is currently under development by EALA and is scheduled for release this fall under the EA GAMES brand.

'FARSCAPE' Arrives At Retail This Weekend

by Thomas on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 7:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive, in association with Jim Henson Interactive, a division of The Jim Henson Company, announced today that their anticipated PC release "FARSCAPE: THE GAME" (Rated: "T" by the ESRB) has shipped and will be available at retailers nationwide this weekend. This game for the PC (Windows XP, ME, 98) is a character driven, team-based, fully 3D action game played from an isometric perspective. In addition to the game arriving at retail,, the official web site of the game has launched.

Rocky (GBA) - Training Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 6:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Rocky, due out this November on Xbox, PS2, GameCube and GBA, players can follow the Italian Stallion through the five Rocky movies in the game's Movie Mode, training up Rock with the help of cantankerous trainer, Mickey. Rocky's Movie Mode mirrors the famous, award-winning Rocky movies to the last detail, so players will easily recognize characters and venues from the films. Yesterday we had the PS2/Gamecube screens and today we have a few Gameboy Advance one's .. Njoy!

'Evolution Worlds' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Evolution Worlds is the next episode in the epic adventure of heroes Mag and Linear from Evolution and Evolution 2. After the demise of a superior ancient civilization, Cyframe technology -- enchanted mechanical body weaponry -- is discovered. Check out the fact sheet and the fresh Gamecube screens!

Myst III: Exile's J'nanin (Xbox/PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 9, 2002 @ 6:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following is the next Age in the Myst III: Exile series, J'nanin "The Lesson Age." J'nanin is the hub Age in Myst III: Exile, players will link to other Ages from here. The Xbox's vibrating, force feedback controller has improved linking to be more similar to the disorienting effect Cyan always intended. Presto Studios went to great efforts to blur the line between a real-time and prerendered game (i.e. the water's ripple effect). Check the impressive XBOX and PS2 screens!

Halo 2 (Xb) First Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2002 @ 7:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few houers ago we tossed up the announcement about Halo 2 is coming to X-Box.. Now we got the first screens from this version, so enjoy them below!

'Incoming Forces' To Invade North America

by Rainier on Aug. 8, 2002 @ 7:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Groove Games and Hip Interactive announced they will be co-publishing the PC title Incoming Forces this fall. The game, developed by Rage, will make its North American debut and is a follow up to the hugely successful, multi-million unit selling title, Incoming. The fast paced arcade style action game will be available through retailers in the U.S. and Canada for the value price of $19.99 (U.S.).

'Project Gotham Racing 2' Features and Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2002 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Here is a follow up announcement for 'Project Gotham Racing 2' that includes features of the game.. Njoy!

"We at Ferrari are extremely pleased to be an integral part of the Project Gotham Racing franchise and are especially excited at the role and prominence that the new Enzo Ferrari will be playing in this second version of the game. I personally feel a strong link to Project Gotham Racing and am very happy to associate the Ferrari brand and the new Enzo Ferrari with this great video game brand franchise." -Amadeo Felisa, Enzo Ferrari Chief Engineer and Designer.. Read more below!

Update: Screens is added to the article, read more!

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin Movie

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2002 @ 6:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new 40MB movie is now available from the upcoming third-person action game, Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, that is in the works at IO Interactive. Grab this puppy over at FilePlanet, "registration required".

'Halo 2' and 'Project Gotham Racing 2' Announced for XBox

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2002 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios Announces 'Halo 2' and 'Project Gotham Racing 2,' Highly Anticipated Sequels to Top-Selling Xbox Games.. Microsoft Corp. today announced at the X02 North America event that "Halo 2" and "Project Gotham Racing 2," sequels to best-selling Xbox games from Microsoft Game Studios, are in development for the Xbox video game system. "Halo 2," developed by Bungie Studios, is expected to arrive on store shelves for the 2003 holiday season, and "Project Gotham Racing 2," developed by Bizarre Creations, is due in early 2004.

Pass the mic - this is HipHop 4!

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2002 @ 1:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The days of nodding along to Eminem or Nelly are over - with HipHop eJay 4 you can become your own MC! eJay's brand new music software program for PC-CD ROM builds on the success of the award-winning eJay HipHop series, crowned the USA's best-selling music creation software in 1999, and includes all the features you need to create a genuine hiphop sound in a matter of minutes!

Bionicle Bugs: Matoran Adventures (GBA)

by Thomas on Aug. 8, 2002 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the most successful toy-range in LEGO history comes an all-new BIONICLE adventure only on GameBoy Advance. Set around the elementally themed regions of the island of Mata Nui - a tropical paradise, with high mountains, great lakes and mighty volcanoes - players of this fun hand-held platform game, will guide Matoran and Turaga characters (the brave villagers & elders of Mata Nui) on an incredible adventure. Dozens of screenshots below, some new, some merely newish.