'Halo 2' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on May 10, 2003 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo 2 continues the story of the Master Chief, the genetically enhanced super-soldier who is the only human ever to successfully defy the Covenant—a coalition of alien races on a murderous march toward Earth. To the mysterious leaders of the Covenant, the human victory at the ancient ring structure known as Halo was an unacceptable failure. They will not fail again... Check out two new screens below!

'Banned' Xbox Hacking Book Selling Fast

by Thomas on May 10, 2003 @ 6:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

I noticed over at gamesindustry.biz that hacker-engineer Andrew "Bunnie" Huang says he's already pre-sold between 400 and 500 copies of his self-published tell-all "Hacking the Xbox: an Introduction to Reverse Engineering," weeks before its scheduled May 27th publication date, despite -- or perhaps because of -- looming suspicions by some that the book skirts the edges of legality. "It' s about getting the book out there on principle, because I can't find a publisher willing to publish it," says Huang. "I think it's controversial, but not illegal." Read the complete article here!

'BREED' - The USC Humvee Screens

by Thomas on May 10, 2003 @ 6:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The USC requires the ability to move a small group of ground troops at high speed, so they designed the "AJ" class of Humvee. While not a traditional, 20th-century-looking Hummer, the design boasts a more robust armored shell and a powerfuly modified V8 engine that can churn the ground into dust. The vehicle can seat up to four GRUNTs and comes with a heavy ‘chaingun’ mounted on the back for offence and defence. We have some screens of the Humvee for you to check out below!

'Club Football' (PS2/XB) - Fact Sheet!

by Thomas on May 10, 2003 @ 6:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, experience the glory, match day tension, heat of battle, and passion in the only official game for your club and your footballing heroes. Club Football is a game like no other – in fact it's seventeen games like no other! Seventeen unique games, each one exclusively endorsed, and branded by a major European club side: Manchester United, Liverpool, Juventus, Bayern München, AC Milan, Arsenal, Ajax, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Leeds, Glasgow Rangers, Celtic, Borussia Dortmund, Aston Villa, and Hamburg.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 10, 2003 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

iParkBoston Presenting Korean Game Products at E3

by Rainier on May 10, 2003 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

iParkBoston today announced that they are presenting a range of Korean game development companies and their products to potential publishers and software distributors in the U.S. at the Electronic Entertainment Expo next week. Read more for details ...

'Championship Manager 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2003 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Championship Manager 4 is the next generation of football management games offering more players, leagues and competitions than any other title. For the first time ever in the series, Championship Manager 4 features a 2D match engine enabling you to make tactical decisions as the action unfolds. This update for the retail Championship Manager 4 title adds many fixes and additions. This upgrade comes in 2 versions, one including a big database update and one without. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2003 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Metal Gear Sold 3: Snake Eater (Konami)
  • Thief 3 (Eidos)
  • Backyard Wrestling (Eidos)
  • Star Trek: Elite Force 2 (Activision)


  • Read more for download links ...

'Chrome' - Screens

by Thomas on May 10, 2003 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take on the role of Logan, a veteran mercenary turned bounty hunter who is out to make it rich. Using a system of implants, the player is able to manipulate Logan’s personality and abilities in order to accomplish all of the 14 missions where Logan takes part in breathtaking chases using futuristic vehicles, becomes a silent assassin to strike at unwitting enemies, and grabs his heavy plasma gun and implants enhanced muscles to storm through enemy lines... Chrome is original, full of sudden twists and turns, heavy action and a dramatic story of heroism, friendship and betrayal. (Developed by Techland Software and will be released summer 2003) Read more for some new screens!

'Disciples II' Expansion - A Look Behind The Scenes

by Thomas on May 10, 2003 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disciples II: Guardians of the Light is a stand-alone expansion that lets you dive into the fantastical world of Disciples II as either the Empire or the Mountain Clans. The Empire is decaying from within as self-proclaimed rulers struggle for control of the now vacant throne while a cruel Inquisition sweeps across the human lands, causing rebellion and misery. Meanwhile the Clans, recovering from their near-destruction, begin to reunite their tribes. They have received divine instructions and now seek to uncover an ancient ritual that will let them communicate with their god, Wotan.. Read more for an exclusive look with Ethan Petty, one of the game’s designers..

Strategy First E3 Lineup & Some E3 Quick Facts

by Thomas on May 10, 2003 @ 12:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 3 in E3 should stand for 3 days of absolute chaos, with international companies trying to squeeze as much as they can out of the long days at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the extracurricular evenings in between. Strategy First will be debuting several games at this year’s show.. Read more for Strategy First E3 lineup.

  • How many years E3 has been running: 9
  • How many people attend each year: 60,000+
  • How many products debut at E3 each year: 1,000+
  • How many years Strategy First has been an E3 exhibitor: 7
  • How many cocktails/dinner/parties fill the 3 nights of E3: Countless

'The Great Escape' (Xbox/PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 11:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'The Great Escape’ video game is based on the 1963 Oscar nominated film staring Steve McQueen and revolves around actual events during WW2. The game is set in a number of unique locations, from POW camps to a mountain-top castle. Game levels include a busy hospital, a chase through a moving train and escape from an active Luftwaffe airfield.

'Endless Ages' - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 10:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players can hook up with clans or go it alone as they hit the arenas, uncover thousands of quests, tame and ride wild beasts, run trade stores on- or offline, and pilot any number of vehicles including jetpacks, hover bikes, hydro crafts and submarines. Unique skills such as shape shifting and mind control further sets Endless Ages apart from others in this genre. SummitSoft is releasing Endless Ages in early June, but in the meantime read more for some new screens ...

'Homeworld 2' - Website Launched

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 8:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra has launched the official Homeworld 2 website. The new site includes a new gameplay video, wallpapers, and more details from Relic Entertainment about the game, including an updated FAQ and Universe information. There is also a batch of screens, which we have also have mirror'd here so read to check them out ...

LucasArts Announces 'Wrath Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 3:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts unleashes the wrath of the gods in the highly anticipated original title Wrath Unleashed, a brutal action game where mythological creatures roar to life in a spectacular and deadly fantasy world. Players engage each other in mighty battles in a struggle to gain dominion over vast magical islands, awesome beasts and enchanted temples. Wrath Unleashed is being developed in collaboration with The Collective, and is expected to release in winter 2003 for the PS2 and the Xbox. Read more for details and screens ...

'ThinkTanks' & 'Marble Blast Gold' - Demo's Available NOW

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today the launch of the Windows demo and full retail version of ThinkTanks, a single and multi-player cartoon styled tank game. ThinkTanks is a power-up based tank combat game with simplified play mechanics meant to appeal to the casual gamer. The gameplay is reminiscent of the simple fun of Atari “Combat” but redesigned in a 3D environment. GarageGames also announced today the release of the Gold version of its highly acclaimed title, Marble Blast. The full version of Marble Blast Gold includes 100 levels (the demo has 6), a variety of power up bonuses, additional hazards and the gold standard for high scores. Read more for details on both these titles as well as linkls where to grab the demo's ...

Morrowind Game of the Year Edition Announced (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda today announced that it will release a Morrowind Game of the Year (GotY) edition for the Xbox that will include the original version of its award-winning RPG The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, along with content from the two Morrowind expansions: Tribunal and Bloodmoon. This new product will allow gamers to continue their existing games of Morrowind and experience the new quests and areas offered by the expansions, while players who have never played the Best RPG of 2002 can experience Morrowind on Xbox for the first time with all of the added content. Read more for details and screens ..

'Priest' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Priest is a multiplayer, head-to-head combat game that introduces controversial themes in a Wild West setting. It is an action-horror RPG that creates a grim and gruesome ambiance while providing a healthy dose of gory, violent action. Combining elements of both classic simulation and action games, Priest introduces a unique player vs. player/NPC structure and item/pet fusion system to create an FPS-like role-playing game in an entirely new genre. JC Entertainment released their E3 trailer, read more to check it out...

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - Progress Report & Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision sent our a notice to update everyone on Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory progress. "Thanks to dedicated gamers and testers, we've been working on fixing bugs and other issues that have been uncovered in the recently released map test. We've also been following feedback in the community to help us address any balance issues. We're in the final phases of testing and tweaking and hope to be ready to release the full, free, stand-alone game Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory early next week. Check out the official site for more information." We also got some new screens, read more to check them out ...

'Prince of Persia' - Web Site Now Live

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft just dropped a note to let us know that the official The Prince of Persia website is now online! Launched with screens, artwork, and a forum area, the site will continue to grow as details emerge about this action/adventure powerhouse. Go check it out!