Tri Synergy To Bring 'Port Royale' To North America

by Rainier on March 24, 2003 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Videogame co-publishing company, Tri Synergy, sets sail with an all-new RTS trading adventure, Port Royale. Set in the 16th and 17th century, Port Royale immerses gamers in the historic rivalry between pirates and buccaneers. As a pirate or trader, players embark on a journey through the Caribbean “New World” where they must establish their reputation, build plantations and construct trade routes throughout 60 villages. Port Royale is scheduled to ship in Q2 of 2003.

EA & Sunflowers Ship '1503 A.D. : The New World'

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Do you have what it takes to rule the New World? Test your skills in 1503 A.D. -- The New World for the PC, which has begun to ship in North America. Set in one of the most challenging periods of human history, game developer SUNFLOWERS and publisher Electronic Arts blend the excitement of real-time strategy with the depth of empire building while sending players on a quest for wealth and power with thrilling adventures and discoveries at every turn.

Xbox Classics

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Finished Splinter Cell? Need a break from Mech Assaulting on Xbox Live? Have some holes in your Xbox collection that need filling? Xbox has made it even easier to assemble the ultimate collection of Xbox must-haves with the launch of their new Xbox Classics range, making killer games like Dead or Alive III and Project Gotham Racing available at a great value price - €29.99/£19.99 (estimated retail price). The Xbox Classics Range will be launching on 11th April 2003.

'AquaMark 3' (ALL) - Official Site

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions is proud to announce that their subsidiary, Massive Development, has today launched an official website and trailer to show off their upcoming PC tool AquaMark3. New details on AquaMark3 and the official trailer can now be seen at aquamark3.com.

Just Flight Deal

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Just Flight Ltd. are please to announce a new partnership aimed at supporting Microsoft's best-selling Combat Flight Simulator 3 with a series of new historical add-on packages.

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 24, 2003 @ 8:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi and Interplay today announced the development of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II, the sequel to the award-winning hit Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance. This unique action/role-playing game is being developed by Interplay's Black Isle Studios, known for their high quality role-playing games, and will be released for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II will be distributed by Vivendi Universal Games. Read more for features and the first initial screens ...

'Action Replay' For Xbox

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 8:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Datel, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of innovative video game enhancement products, today announced the release of Action Replay for the Microsoft Xbox games console. Action Replay is a revolutionary cheat system and game save manager designed specifically to unleash the power of Xbox.

Cenega At E3 (PC/XB)

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cenega Publishing is a rapidly expanding, worldwide, publisher of leading edge games and interactive software, which will be in attendance at E3. 2003 will see the release of a number of exciting titles that will push this progressive company's name to the forefront within the gaming industry.

'Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner' Extensive Additions Announced

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 3:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Running late, but plenty of extras promised when it reaches Europe in September... Konami of Europe has announced a raft of additions exclusive to the European version of Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner, with the PlayStation 2 sci-fi action title now rescheduled for a September release. Created by the dream partnership of Metal Gear Solid producer Hideo Kojima and Yoji Shinkawa, the creative talent and mechanical designer behind the original game, Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner is a stunning 3D action title spanning the entire galaxy and boasting a mammoth task. It has been written and directed by Shuyo Murata, who gained lots of experience with past Metal Gear and Zone of the Enders titles.

'Devil May Cry 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 3:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Devil May Cry 2 sees the return of Dante, a half-human, half-demon, devil hunter and introduces Lucia, a stunning female heroine with the ability to decimate enemies using scalpel-like precision. Devil May Cry 2 is rated 'M' for gamers over the age of 17 by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) and is available at retailers across North America.

PS2 Comes Out On Top For Games Developers

by Thomas on March 24, 2003 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The PS2 was the leading console choice for games developers according to a new survey by independent tools developer SN Systems*. More than a fifth (23%) of industry experts put the PS2 top of the list of consoles they have most enjoyed playing, ahead of other leading platforms Nintendo Gamecube and Microsoft Xbox.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 24, 2003 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Medieval Total War: Viking Invasion' - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2003 @ 7:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Medieval: Total War - Viking Invasion challenges players to control eight new factions, including the Vikings themselves, the Saxons, Scots, Irish, Welsh and Picts, and embark on a campaign to dominate the British Isles. With a wealth of new historical heroes, players can lead a range of new units into battle, including Viking Berserkers, Saxon Huscarles and Fyrdmen, while conducting sieges enhanced by the introduction of flaming arrows and boiling oil. Check these 8 new screens ...

'BattleField 1942' - New Add-on Revealed?

by Rainier on March 23, 2003 @ 1:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A post from last week on Gameplanet says that the latest New Zealand release schedule from Electronic Arts lists a new add-on called Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons scheduled to ship in September of this year. No further details are provided other than a listed $49.95 MSRP or $28.00 in the U.S (thanks Bluesnews).

'Devastation' - Updated Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 23, 2003 @ 1:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ARUSH Entertainment, Groove Games and Digitalo are pleased to announce that the 2-level multiplayer demo of the much-anticipated FPS Devastation has been released. The demo lets gamers play Devastation’s “Streetwar” (just like Deathmatch) and Capture the Flag game types over a LAN or online. It features two amazingly detailed environments, the Embarcadero Depot, and the abandoned Union Rail Yard. The maps are stocked with amazing weapons, including the powerful P*Laser and the remote-controlled Rat Drone. They have now updated the multiplayer demo and included the fix issued yesterday. Read more for download links ...

'Devastation' - Weapon Sounds Are Being Redone

by Thomas on March 23, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vic DeLeon Sr. Producer @ Digitalo Studios posted up following information on Devastation forum:

The majority has spoken. Apparently this was a legitimate enough gripe and we will comply like the good developers we are trying to be. Most of the weapon sounds will be given an overhaul, with more bass, and pitch adjustments. I cannot promise anything but these changes should be in the full patch.

Thanks again for all the feedback and support. Keep it comin!

'Live For Speed' v0.2 Is Now Available

by Thomas on March 22, 2003 @ 11:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Live for Speed, developed by Scawen Roberts, Eric Bailey and Victor van Vlaardingen, is a realistic racing simulator for the PC platform. Now they have released a test demo that is available for download at liveforspeed.net. Since it's release in august 2002, Live for Speed has proved to be doing what they have focussed on: Bringing realistic, intense and fun driving on the pc for everyone. For more info, screens and download links, Click Here!

BF 1942 National Championship Slated For Book Of Records

by Thomas on March 22, 2003 @ 10:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Champions of the forthcoming "official" Battlefield 1942 National Championship, hosted by iGames.org and Firingsquad.com, will be appearing in the next edition of Twin Galaxies' Official Video Game & Pinball Book of World Records. As part of a broad campaign launched by the editors of the Book of World Records to identify the top players on all PC, arcade and console games, the champions of the Battlefield 1942 event will receive 2-3 pages of coverage in the record book, including player biographies, photos, statistics and a table displaying the final rankings of the national champions.

'Wreck'n Krew' (Xbox/NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2003 @ 12:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Article pulled at request of publisher, game/developer no longer exists ...

'Gorky Zero' Revealed - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2003 @ 12:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Metropolis team, developers of ArchAngel, revealed more details on their new game project with the code name, Gorky Zero. The game is a prequel to the highly acclaimed PC title, Gorky 17, and it's a tactical sneak-em-up action game set in military environment. Gorky Zero story has been written by a highly acclaimed writer and publicist Rafal A. Ziemkiewicz, three times laureate of Janusz A. Zajdel Award. Read more for additional details and the first screens ...