'Codename: Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2004 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stormregion, who have previously developed highly acclaimed S.W.I.N.E., made massive tanks a crucial element in this tactical combat action title set in World War II. Russian, German and Allied troops fight in three campaigns and more than 30 breath taking single player missions. Over a hundred authentic 3D vehicles are at disposal as well as a wide range of ground troops. Check these new screens...

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

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2004 @ 9:19 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.

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2004 @ 4:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' will bring back more of the single-player intrigue that made the original game a bestseller. With exciting new action scenes and a strong cinematic feel, the player will experience new and even more realistic surroundings. Building on Ubi Soft's strong commitment to online gaming, Pandora Tomorrow will the be the first stealth game ever to feature multiplayer online missions allowing several players to simultaneously share Sam Fisher's shadowy world of espionage. Read more for some new screens...

'Space Invaders' (PS2/PC) Are Back! - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2004 @ 4:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire today announced that it has signed the rights to publish a special anniversary edition of Space Invaders for PlayStation 2 in Europe and North America, for its early 2004 line up. In addition to this, Empire has also signed worldwide rights to publish Space Invaders '95 for PC CD-ROM later in the year. Read more for details and screens ...

'Bad Boys II' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2004 @ 3:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bad Boys II will be a full on all action first/third person shooter with you playing both characters depending on where you are in the plot. Mike is the hard man who you will control whenever something is going down that needs a gun to do the talking. Marcus will jump into play when things need to be a bit subtler and stealth is required to move the investigation forward. Read more for some new screens ...

'Delta Force BHD & Team Sabre' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2004 @ 3:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With the Black Hawk Down expansion pack Team Sabre arriving in stores this week, Novalogic has released an update patch for the original Black Hawk Down, as well as the Team Sabre expansion pack. This update brings your retail game v1.5.0.5 and adresses a few cheat glitches, adds new lobby code, and various gameplay and balancing tweaks. Read more for details list and download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2004 @ 2:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Obscure' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2004 @ 2:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Obscure is Hydravision Entertainment's upcoming survival horror game where all the action centres around a group of three students, trapped in an eerie school, where the teachers have been performing obscene experiments on their classmates. Read more for some new screens ...

'Juiced' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2004 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Getting under the hood and into the very heart of street racing, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has signed an exclusive global publishing agreement with Juice Games for their next-generation racing game, Juiced due this Autumn. Combining the best elements of simulation and arcade-style play, Juiced will feature more than 50 licensed vehicles; real-time modding with hundreds of authentic aftermarket parts; realistic car physics and damage; and online head-to-head play, including for the first time ever, "crew based" team racing. Read more for details and screens ...

Ex-Blizzard People Form 'Ready At Dawn Studios'

by Rainier on Jan. 22, 2004 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ex-Senior members of critically acclaimed developers Naughty Dog and Blizzard Entertainment announced today the formation of their new console game development company, Ready At Dawn Studios. Ready At Dawn Studios has been founded by Didier Malenfant, former senior programmer at Naughty Dog, Andrea Pessino and Ru Weerasuriya, respectively former senior software engineer and senior artist at Blizzard Entertainment. Together, the management team for Ready At Dawn Studios represents over 35 years of game development experience.

'IL-2 Sturmovik: the Forgotten Battles ' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 10:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has released another patch for 1C Maddox's WW II flight sim IL-2 Sturmovik: the Forgotten Battles .This upgrade brings your retail game to 1.22 and has once again quite an impressive amount bug fixes, series of gameplay, AI, sound, networking and other issues, and you can upgrade from the previous v1.21 or the original game. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'The FirePower' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 9:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The FirePower philosophy is to create the most realistic air combat experience possible. The veterans of the Second World War are leaving us at a rate of 1000+ a day. FirePower for Microsoft Combat Simulator 3, commemorates their skill and sacrifice by providing the player with an air combat experience like never before. This was accomplished by using authentic military test data and combat footage along with the input from over thirty real warbird pilots. Read more for some new screens ...

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 9:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released a new patch for the latest title in their golf franchise Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses some ATI gfx issues, some sound problems and a distance rendering issue. Read more for details and download links ...

'iGames' Refutes Rumors And Says 'We're Still In Business'

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 9:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

iGAMES PUBLISHING, after reading numerous false online reports and fielding several phone calls from inquiring reporters seeking to verify the rumors that they have closed their doors, has decided to put an end to these unfounded rumors.

'Van Helsing' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 8:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Van Helsing, the third-person action game, transports players back to the macabre world of 19th century Transylvania - home to the legendary Dracula, Wolf Man and the Frankenstein Monster. As the renowned monster hunter Van Helsing, players must hunt down and destroy the evil that inhabits these ancient lands before darkness engulfs the world. Van Helsing is being developed by Saffire Studios and will be available in the Spring of 2004 in conjunction with the film's release.

'WakeBoarding Unleashed' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 5:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Aspyr has released a demo for Beenox's WakeBoarding Unleashed giving you the chance to ride as Shaun Murray on the Lake Powell level. Feel the rush as you crash into houseboats and catch huge air in nine exotic levels with seven world-class wakeboarders. Tired already? Then drive the boat and help your friend pull off challenging technical tricks on the most realistic looking water ever. Read more for download links ...

'ESPN Major League Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 4:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ESPN Major League Baseball raises the bar with Power Pitching, Online Gameplay and a stellar ESPN presentation featuring Jon Miller and Karl Ravech. A new name, a new season, a new way to play! ESPN Major League Baseball will include voice-chat support for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox, as well as the only complete online league experience for PlayStation2 owners. Read more for some new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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

  • Vietcong: Fist Alpha - Trailer (3)
  • Flipnic - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Ninja Gaiden' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 1:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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".

Strategy First Brings 'Time of Defiance' To North America

by Rainier on Jan. 21, 2004 @ 12:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer Nicely Crafted Entertainment are pleased to announce they have signed a deal to bring the MMO RTS Time of Defiance to North American retail shelves in April, 2004.