Activision, Inc.'s Medieval Total War: Viking Invasion, the add-on pack to the multi award-winning game of 2002, Medieval: Total War, has shipped to retail stores throughout North America. Developed by The Creative Assembly, Medieval: Total War - Viking Invasion takes gamers back to 793AD as hordes of marauding Vikings sail from Scandinavia to ravage Britain. Medieval: Total War - Viking Invasion is available for the PC at a suggested retail price of $29.99 and carries a "T" (Teen - Blood, Violence - content suitable for persons ages 13 and older) rating by the ESRB.
Transporting players to an era when emperors reigned and warrior slaves battled savagely to their deaths, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today unveiled Gladiator Sword of Vengeance for the next-generation consoles. Currently under development with Acclaim's Manchester studio, Gladiator Sword of Vengeance is an epic adventure set in ancient Rome, where warriors' fates are decided by the cold steel of a sword. Gladiator Sword of Vengeance will feature an intuitive fighting system that allows players to fight multiple opponents and unleash an array of deadly combo attacks and bloody finishing moves.
Electronic Arts today announced an extension of the relationship with MGM Interactive and Danjaq LLC to extend the exclusive worldwide rights to develop, publish and distribute the ongoing series of interactive games based on the world-renowned James Bond franchise. The agreement, for one of the most popular video game licenses in history, will be continued until 2010. The agreement allows EA to create games based on the world of James Bond, including the entire library of Ian Fleming books, the existing 20 feature films produced by MGM and Danjaq and all new James Bond films released during the term of the agreement. EA also announced details about the next Bond game: James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, which is scheduled for a holiday 2003 release.
Buena Vista Games, Inc., the global interactive entertainment arm of The Walt Disney Company, today announced its new line-up of exciting PC and video game titles designed to rivet players of all ages to their gaming devices at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Leading the portfolio is the much-awaited TRON 2.0 for PC. The game's new high-speed multiplayer light cycle racing feature is debuting on the show floor at the company's booth, number 924, South Hall.
Put Fry, Leela, Bender and Dr Zoidberg through their 31st Century paces this summer when Matt Groening's EMMY award winning cartoon hits 21st Century Consoles. Good news everyone... Futurama the game is here! Futurama is a comprehensive 3rd-person platform shooter, which combines the humour, character development and innovation of the highly popular & award winning TV Show, with the best in platform game play & strategy..
Argonaut Software announces Powerdrome, an ultra-high speed racing sport of the future – currently in development for the PS2 and Xbox by Argonaut's Sheffield studio. With Powerdrome the creators have designed the ultimate future-racing experience.
Respected developer Lost Toys today announced that it has developed a GeForceFX2 (aka NV35) version of its acclaimed shooter Battle Engine Aquila to be made available for bundling through OEM specialists Vector OEM Content. The fully optimised PC version has been approved by nVidia and will be shown on the company's booth at E3 as part of its 'The Way It's Meant To Be Played' campaign.
Lunkwill Labs and GarageGames announce the first annual Robot Battle programming contest; a battle of wits to see who can design and code the smartest most adaptable fighting robot. The contest challenges players to devise their own autonomous robot for a head to head fight to the finish.
Today, Argonaut Games is delighted to announce Carve, the watercraft based racer for Xbox, featuring intense team-based AI, a mass of extreme tricks and full online racing via Microsoft's Xbox Live. Carve harnesses the sheer power of Xbox to create a race experience that mixes thrills and authenticity in equal measures. Each of the twenty-seven levels are visually resplendent with an authentic atmosphere, ensured by the dedicated team jetting off to Thailand, Iceland, Amsterdam and the Grand Canyon on research matters, before channelling their discoveries back into the game. Read more for details & the first screens ...
TimeGate Studios, Inc. announced today (thanks VE3D) that it is developing KINGS OF WAR, a fantasy real-time strategy game inspired by TimeGate’s critically acclaimed Kohan series.
Disney's Extreme Skate Adventure will use cutting-edge technology from Activision's latest Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 engine to allow characters from three beloved animated films: Walt Disney Pictures' presentation of Pixar Animation Studios' "Toy Story 2," "Disney's Tarzan " and "Disney's The Lion King" to skateboard just like the pros in their respective worlds for the first time. In addition to these characters, the new game includes a Create-A-Skater option where players can customize a youthful skater's "look" by selecting clothing and accessories.
by The Six Billion Dollar Man on May 11, 2003 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News
Extreme 4x4 is not a racing game, it is an ACTION RACING game which will give you the extreme fun on enjoying the thrill of racing and the suspense of adventures. Unpredicted happenings such as a tornado, exploding mines, the falling of huge rocks which you will encounter during the game will not require a mere driving skill to be successful. We now have a trailer showing off some wicked in game action! Read more for download link...
ATI Technologies Inc. leading graphics technology provider, and Valve, creators of Half-Life, Counter-Strike and other award-winning PC action games, announced the first public showing of Valve's Half-Life 2 will take place at next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, CA. The product will be shown on ATI's RADEON 9800 PRO 256MB, the highest performance 3D card currently available, in a state of the art theater located in ATI's booth (South Hall, 646). Half-Life 2, published by Vivendi Universal Games, will be demonstrated by Gabe Newell, Valve's co-founder and Managing Director, every half-hour. The original Half-Life was launched to tremendous reviews in 1998, won over 50 "Game of the year" awards worldwide, and launched a franchise with over 8 million units sold.
As many other companies, Midway will be present at the upcoming E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 14-16, 2003. Today we have another big batch of screens representing their entire E3 lineup. We got screens from the following titles:
- The Suffering
- Freaky Flyers
- FreeStyle Metal X
- Justice League: Dark Reflections (GBA)
- Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition (GBA)
- NBA Ballers
- NFL Blitz Pro
- NHL Hitz Pro
- Spy Hunter 2
- Static Shock (GBA)
- Super Duper Sumos (GBA)
Read more and check out the goodies!
Arxeltribe let us know that they tossed up the official site for their upcoming action-investigation game HANNIBAL. Based on the eponymous movie by Ridley Scott, Hannibal: The Game is a first person Action/Investigation developed for the PC. You embody Agent Clarice Starling, an FBI agent on the deadly track of Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The game is divided into 6 different levels, all of which are reconstitutions or extrapolations based on the movie's key sceneries. The site includes screens gameinfo and much more.. Check it out here! Or read more to check out some screens ...
Shrapnel Games is proud to announce the next in the highly acclaimed Combat Command series. From master designer Dave Erickson and Boku Strategy Games comes Combat Command 2: Danger Forward Gold Edition, slated for release June 09, 2003 it will be available online for $39.95, those who pre-order before the end of May will save $5.00. The gold edition takes the classic company-level wargame and makes it even better. New graphics! New battles! New rule tweaks! These tweaks offer subtle, yet important, enhancements to Combat Command 2's already mesmerizing gameplay.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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