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Namco's E3 LineUp (Xbox/NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today the company’s stellar line up of video games to be unveiled during the E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 14-16, 2003. At booth #946 in the South Hall, Namco will be showcasing the following new titles:

  • Soul Calibur II
  • R: Racing Evolution
  • Spawn
  • Breakdown
  • kill.switch
  • Time Crisis 3
  • I-Ninja
  • Tales of Symphonia
  • Extreme Force: Grant City Anti-Crime


  • Of course the Worthplaying screen junkies that we are, we have screens for each and every title. Read more and check out the goodies!

Vivendi Reveals 'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that it has entered into a production agreement with Turbine Entertainment to develop "Middle-Earth Online," a massively multiplayer (MMP) game to launch in 2004. The game will be developed as part of VU Games' long-term agreement with Tolkien Enterprises to create interactive entertainment based on J.R.R. Tolkien's epic novel "The Lord of the Rings." Read more for details and 4 hi-res screens ...

'Republic: The Revolution' New Website And Trailer, Comrades.

by Christian on May 9, 2003 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

My fellow Comrades of Novistrana! The time has come to rise up and fight for our freedom. We have suffered in silence under the regime of President Karasov for too long. His regime of fear and oppression is crumbling and it is the time of the people. Now is the time to take back the power that is rightfully ours, now is the time for the revolution. Sign up your allegiance to the cause and make yourself heard at www.republictherevolution.com and prepare to make a difference. While you're there, don't miss their exciting new Republic: The Revolution trailer which is available to download on the website!

'Chaser' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaser is set in the year 2044 with players taking the role of John Chaser who, at the beginning of the game, wakes up suffering from amnesia on board the spaceship HMS Majestic being pursued by a crack team of heavily armed shocktroop soldiers. The game then takes players into an apocalyptic future set on Earth and Mars. There is a new updated demo available now which adresses several improvements over the last demo. The v1.30 demo fixes clipping issues, sound problems, bugs with weapon selection and the action mode, and more. This new version features the same Training Center tutorial and Little Tokyo mission. Read more for download links ...

'Whiplash' (Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive today announced the development of Whiplash for the PS2 and Xbox . Whiplash features a shackled animal duo on a mission to sabotage an animal product-testing corporation. Providing an innovative approach to the character-based action genre, Whiplash combines a unique "chain" gameplay mechanic with in-depth enemy and environment interaction, rich combat and slapstick humor. The result is an engaging game where player choice triggers an unscripted chain of chaotic, humorous events. Read more for details ...

'Thief III' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not really a major secret anymore but today Eidos Interactive announced that the next instalment in the Thief series is currently in development for Xbox and PC. The game is being developed by Ion Storm, creators of the award-winning Deus Ex franchise, and is due for release winter 2003. Read more for some new screens ...

Vivendi Signs 'Fahrenheit' - Screens

by Thomas on May 9, 2003 @ 7:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games International today announced a publishing deal with renowned developer Quantic Dream for its forthcoming game, Fahrenheit. The French based studio already boasts the worldwide acclaimed "Omikron – The Nomad Soul". Fahrenheit, a spectacular interactive thriller, set in New-York, gives gamers the unique chance to play both hunter and fugitive, which in turn leads them to speak, explore, interact, fight and confront unknown dark forces. Read more for details and screens ...

'RYZOM' Beta Test On The 19th Of May 2003

by Thomas on May 9, 2003 @ 6:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Game developer Nevrax and publisher/online operator Wanadoo will launch the first stage of beta test of the highly anticipated MMORPG* Ryzom on May the 19th, 2003. A revamped version of the official website was recently launched, where gamers can sign up in order to be considered for Beta 1 as well as for the future waves of invitations into the world of Ryzom. Early beta test stages will be in English, with more and more beta testers being progressively accepted as the beta test unfolds.

SEGA Signs 'Warhammer Online' - Screens

by Thomas on May 9, 2003 @ 6:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe Ltd, today announced an agreement with Warhammer Online Ltd, granting SEGA Europe rights to publish 'Warhammer Online' for PC across Europe, North America, Canada and Australia/New Zealand. Warhammer Online is a new massively multiplayer online computer game that allows players to take on the role of outlaws and mercenary adventurers within the grim and gritty realisation of Games Workshop's dark, gothic fantasy world of Warhammer. At the heart of the game is a combination of fantastic new technologies coupled with the deep and atmospheric Warhammer background and some of the most innovative player and character development within an online RPG.

'Time of Defiance' New Client 4.431 Available

by Thomas on May 9, 2003 @ 6:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nicelycrafted let us know that all their game servers have been upgraded, and there is a client release to support all the new features - you can get it from their FTP here! Major changes with this release are as follows:

Shadoo Quantum Nets now possible! A silo upgrade and a whole new building reveal that the Shadoo have access to the Quantum Net technology thought to be exclusive to the Cog ...

Shadoo Battlebomber blueprints discovered. All Shadoo Vehicle Constructors can now build this formidable island attack ship.

Battle platform Stone Processor now available.

All vehicles can now be given the 'stay with' command. Vehicles built by a Battle platform vehicle constructor now automatically 'stay with' the platform

Midway's 'SpyHunter' To Become Major Feature Motion Picture

by Thomas on May 9, 2003 @ 6:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today that Universal Pictures has obtained an option to the rights to develop the classic 1980s Spy Hunter videogame into a major live action motion picture. SpyHunter 2, the latest iteration of the classic videogame, is scheduled to ship fall 2003 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube.

Techland @ E3

by Thomas on May 9, 2003 @ 6:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland is preparing the exhibition of its products on Electronic Entertainment Expo E3, which will be held in Los Angeles in mid-May. Visitors will have a chance to see:

  • Chrome (premiere June 2003)
  • Xpand Rally (premiere September 2003)
  • Day of the Mutants (premiere Q3, 2004).

Microsoft Highlights 'Halo' - 'Mythica' For PC At E3

by Thomas on May 9, 2003 @ 6:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vanquishing a strange alien race on a distant ring-shaped world, battling against the end of creation as a Norse immortal, rewriting the world's past by prolonging Roman rule another thousand years, or re-creating Orville and Wilbur Wright's first flight: Microsoft Game Studios takes gamers on a gripping journey through the history of the world to distant lands with its PC games lineup at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) next week in Los Angeles, May 14-16.

'NBA Ballers' (NGC/PS2/XB) Announced

by Thomas on May 9, 2003 @ 6:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Sports Asylum announced today that NBA Ballers, an all-new and unique one-on-one NBA lifestyle basketball videogame, is scheduled to ship fall 2003 for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube.

BAM! Entertainment E3 Lineup!

by Thomas on May 9, 2003 @ 6:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced its exciting roster of games to be shown at the 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the industry's largest tradeshow. The lineup includes adventure, stealth action and puzzle games being developed for PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. All the titles will be shown during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, May 14-16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center where BAM! Entertainment will be located in West Hall, room #510. Read more for their lineup!

The GameShark Media Player To Debut Next Week At E3

by Thomas on May 9, 2003 @ 5:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mad Catz Interactive today announced that it will introduce its new GameShark Media Player for the PlayStation2 (PS2) at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), May 14-16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The GameShark Media Player enables users to stream music, video, and images from their computer to their television or entertainment system through their PS2 and network adapter.

'Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This at Home' - Confirmed Artists

by Thomas on May 9, 2003 @ 5:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive today announced it has entered a strategic partnership with Island Records, American Records and Roadrunner Records in the creation of the official in-game soundtrack for Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This At Home. Currently in development by Paradox Development, Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This At Home is an outrageous and over-the-top extreme wrestling game that takes the player beyond the traditional restraints of a wrestling ring where success is based on the ability to use and abuse the environment as well as the opponent. Set for release on PlayStation2 computer entertainment system & the Xbox video game system from Microsoft in late Summer of 2003, Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This At Home will offer an official in-game soundtrack that is as diverse and genre defying as the game itself.

THQ Ships Disney/Pixar's 'Finding Nemo' (ALL)

by Thomas on May 9, 2003 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced the release of Walt Disney Pictures Presentation of Pixar Animation Studios' Finding Nemo videogame for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, Xbox videogame system from Microsoft, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance, as well as two games for the PC/Mac. The game, which closely follows the storyline of the film, 'Finding Nemo' by Academy Award-winning Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios, is now available in advance of the movie, scheduled to launch in theaters nationwide on May 30. The game features music and environments inspired by the motion picture.

'Pitfall Harry' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Australia's Torus Games announced today that it is bringing Activision's Pitfall Harry to the Game Boy Advance. The new game, Pitfall Harry GBA will feature action, adventure, and shoot 'em up fun, promising amazing handheld thrills!

L.S.P Announces 'The Mummy' For PS2/XBOX/PC

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

L.S.P. announced today that they have signed a licensing agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to develop interactive games inspired by Universal Home Entertainment Production's first season of The Mummy animated television series. The Mummy, the game, will release on Xbox, Playstation® 2 and PC CD-ROM in 2004. Read more for details ...