Strong Sales Surge For Nintendo

by Thomas on April 4, 2003 @ 5:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Riding the crest of three hit product launches, Nintendo of America Inc. currently claims the best selling console game, the best selling portable games, and the best selling hardware system in America. Since coming to market within a week of each other in late March, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for Nintendo GameCube, Pokemon Ruby Version and Pokemon Sapphire Version for Game Boy Advance, and the new flip-top, front-lit Game Boy Advance SP portable system have leaped to the top of their respective sales charts. The new Zelda game set a Nintendo record with more than 600,000 copies pre-sold to consumers before its March 24 launch date, and retailers now are quickly burning through the entire initial North American shipment of 1.1 million games. In the same period, sales rates for Nintendo GameCube hardware have jumped 20 percent.

'Railroad Tycoon 3' Announced

by Thomas on April 4, 2003 @ 5:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive today announced another sequel in the award winning Railroad Tycoon series. Published by Take-Two's Gathering label and developed by the Company's internally owned PopTop Software studio, Railroad Tycoon 3 for the PC will be available in Fall 2003.

'British Airports' Volume 1, 2, 3, 4 - Screens

by Thomas on April 4, 2003 @ 4:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An airport expansion series that breaks the mould! From the smallest to the largest, you'll find Britain's airports modelled with a care and attention to detail that's second to none. With interactive docking systems at busy international terminals, cars parked beside grass strips and all the airports in their correct geographical locations, your flights around South-East England will be a genuine transport of delight. Even military airfields are modelled and the detail in some airports extends down to authentic static and AI traffic, passengers in terminals and even potted plants!

NovaWorld Games Network Expands

by Thomas on April 4, 2003 @ 3:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract to add an additional 100 mbits/sec of bandwidth to the NovaWorld Games Network, increasing the quality of the service provided to users.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Street Legal Racing' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 4, 2003 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Street Legal Racing is a high-octane streetcar creation simulation for the PC where players experience the exhilaration of creating their own street legal machines and then pushing them to the limit in no-holds-barred street races for money, parts and the pink slips to their cars. Hungarian developer Invictus has issued a new patch for Street Legal, updating their budget-priced racing simulation to version 3. This release brings improved handling and physics, skidmarks, improved control options, crash fixes, enhanced sound, and more. Read more for download links ...

'Rosso Rabbit in Trouble' - Details

by Thomas on April 3, 2003 @ 11:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV's jump & run Rosso Rabbit in Trouble comes packaged a lot like Easter eggs in different colors. The free version of the game will feature a few levels for testing your rabbit-controlling skills. There will also be special Easter levels, in honor of the upcoming season, in which you will have to collect all the eggs in the level. The full version of Rosso Rabbit in Trouble will contain 17 levels, and players will be able to submit their high scores to an international high score list on the website! The levels of the game are twice as huge as those in Santa Claus in Trouble!

Kemco Launches New 'Batman: Dark Tomorrow' Website

by Thomas on April 3, 2003 @ 10:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kemco, the developer and publisher announces the launch of their new website to support their highly anticipated game, Batman: Dark Tomorrow. The comprehensive site features five European foreign languages and hosts an array of assets and memorabilia for Batman enthusiasts and gamers alike

'Chaser' Website Goes Live

by Thomas on April 3, 2003 @ 10:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD has opend up the official site for their upcoming high-speed action shooter, Chaser. On the site you'll find new screenshots, downloads and the latest game info every week to help you pass the time until the release of Chaser. The game will hit the shops in Q2/2003!

'SharkByte' Ships With Official Splinter Cell Codes

by Thomas on April 3, 2003 @ 10:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mad Catz Interactive today announced the anticipated release of SharkByte featuring the official cheat codes for the critically acclaimed spy thriller, Splinter Cell, a Ubi Soft Entertainment game for the PlayStation2. The first SharkByte release from Mad Catz, since acquiring GameShark earlier in the year, will launch the week commencing April 7, 2003 and will retail for $9.99 US

'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4' Heading For The PC

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 5:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GameSpyDaily got word from Aspyr Media that it will publish Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 for both the PC and Mac. Full details will be released tomorrow, but we do know that the game will offer just about all the great features of the PS2 version along with support for up to eight players online or via LAN. No word yet on the official release date, but Aspyr says that a demo and a trailer are in the works, though didn't specify when they would be made available. Read more for details & screens or check out the mini website.

'Rainbow Six 3 : RavenShield' - Upcoming Patch Details

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 5:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UbiSoft just send us word that next week we can expect a new patch for Rainbow 6 Ravenshield. This patch is released mostly to respond to problems some people have encountered with the CD Key system. The problem can occur when players have more than one network interface and the first one isn't their Internet connection. UbiSoft are now checking to see if the network interface used by Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield is the one connected to the Internet. To know exactly where the error was coming from, they have added some other error messages. Read more for an error list list and their cause.

'Priest' - Screen Gallery

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 4:53 p.m. PST | 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 (role-playing game) that creates a grim and gruesome ambiance while providing a healthy dose of gory, violent action. In a departure from the scores of medieval fantasy games, Priest is set in the midst of a lost land of the American Wild Western Frontier. Priest follows the trials of Ivan Isaacs, a disillusioned former priest who sold his soul to battle the evil fallen archangel, Temozarela. 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. Read more to check 60+ screens...

Ubi Soft Launches New 'Warlords IV: Heroes Of Etheria' Website

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 2:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today launched a new website for the upcoming turn-based strategy game, Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria. The new site lets Warlords fans get the latest information on the game, download media such as screen shots, movies, and Warlords-themed wallpapers, and connect with other players.

Majesco Launches 'BlowOut' Website

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BlowOut, a next-generation, 3D side-scrolling shooter arriving this Fall gets a new home on the web, as Majesco launches the official BlowOut Web site. The site will offer an exciting array of features such as a "Shoutbox" section giving gamers the opportunity to chat in real-time, downloadable movies, screen shots, and special character art designed by the famed Yasushi Nirasawa, who is best known for designing demonic creatures for top video games, including Soul Calibur and has worked on character designs in movies such as Final Fantasy and Men in Black. Via BlowOut's user-friendly level editor, gamers can create and upload their own levels, or download pre-designed levels from the developer. BlowOut is a pick-up-and-play, side-scrolling combat action game that uses 3D character models and will be shipping this October 2003 for PS2, Xbox, and PC.

Strategy First Signs 'World War II: Frontline Command'

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 1:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First Inc and developer The Bitmap Brothers have teamed up to bring World War II: Frontline Command to the North American gamer just in time for summer. Read more for additional information and features ...

'Pirates of the Caribbean' (PC/Xbox) Website Launched

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 1:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks is pleased to announce that the official Pirates of the Caribbean Web site has been launched. The site features game information, new Xbox and PC screenshots, and more. Created by an outstanding team of developers at Akella in partnership with Bethesda Softworks, Pirates of the Caribbean is a role-playing game on land and sea scheduled for release this June. Inspired by one of this summer’s most anticipated blockbusters, the Pirates of the Caribbean game features stunning graphics, deep role-playing elements, and thrilling quests, and provides a unique opportunity to prove your mettle against the legendary buccaneers of the Caribbean. Read more to check out the new screens.

'Arx Fatalis' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arx Fatalis is a first-person RPG, which plunges players into an amazingly complex fantasy-world of trolls, goblins and ‘Snake-women’. Creating weapons, solving puzzles and completing amazing quests, gamers become heroes as they battle in an evil world. Players will also need to master a unique real-time magic system to cast more than 50 different spells based on 20 different runes. DreamCatcher has send us a few impressive looking exclusive screens, check them out!

'Mafia' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mafia is a 3D action game, seen through the eyes of third person. Player assumes the role of a gangster in an American town of the thirties, and gets a chance to live through gangsters rise and fall. In a spell-bounding story of human hunger for power, he will be able to live through everything that was taking place in underworld during this stormy period: mad car chases, bootlegging, assassinations, and bank robberies. Take2/Illusion Softworks have released a new patch for their 3D action game. Read more for download links ...

'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' (PC/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2003 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Continuing the epic legacy of the critically and commercially acclaimed Jedi Knight action game series, LucasArts announces Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy for Windows PC and the Xbox. Expected for release fall 2003, this latest chapter in one of interactive entertainment's most celebrated game series extends the partnership between LucasArts and Activision, Inc., through its developer Raven Software. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is the follow up to Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, the best selling premium priced PC game in America, United Kingdom, and Germany upon initial release in 2002. Read more for additional details and some screens ...