'Age of Wonders 2' - Overview & Screens

by Thomas on April 3, 2002 @ 12:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Wonders 2 is the sequel to the award winning turn based strategy game, Age of Wonders. Developed by Triumph Studios and PopTop Software, the game will sport better graphics and updated gameplay. Check out game overview and some new screens below!

'Dungeon Siege' Chat With Chris Taylor

by Thomas on April 3, 2002 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On Thursday, April 4, from 5pm to 6pm PST, Gas Powered Games president Chris Taylor will be in the Zone Theater Chat Room to talk about Dungeon Siege, slated to hit store shelves later this month. To participate in the chat and go behind the scenes of Dungeon Siege, click "Chats & Events" on the navigation bar across the top of any Zone.com page, and then click "Chat Rooms" and "Zone Theater Chat" in the room list.

The Best Game Ever - Voted By 'AOL' Members

by Rainier on April 3, 2002 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

During the month of January 2002, GAME.uk.com, the online store and part of GAME, Europe's leading specialist video game and computer software retailer, announced a video games list, and offered members of the AOL service in the UK the opportunity to vote for their favourite game.

Developer Shaba Acquired

by Thomas on April 3, 2002 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Further enhancing its internal console development capabilities and bolstering its ability to create games for the next-generation consoles, Activision, Inc., today announced the acquisition of software developer Shaba Games LLC.

'Virtua Fighter 4' Tops PlayStation 2 Charts

by Thomas on April 3, 2002 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA(R of America today announced that its critically acclaimed fighting game, "Virtua Fighter 4" for the PlayStation(R) 2 computer entertainment system, was the #1 selling title on the platform during its first week of sales according to independent retail data from NPD TRSTS (week ending 3/23). With lightning-fast gameplay action, breathtaking graphics and all new modes and features, "Virtua Fighter 4," was recently named the "Best Fighting Game Ever Made," by gaming enthusiast publication Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine.

'GT Advance : Championship Racing 2' (GBA) - Features

by Thomas on April 3, 2002 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get behind the wheel of the world's top rally cars as you span the globe in quest of a championship. Listen to your navigator as he helps you through more than 40 unique tracks spanning different weather and terrain through 14 grueling stages. Fly over jumps or skid around obstacles on your way to the top of the rally racing circut. Link up with a friend using the GBA link cable for amazing head-to-head competition or watch the action again using the replay mode.

A Few Interesting Previews

by Rainier on April 3, 2002 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shacknews' Raven Software Q&A HomeLAN previews the upcoming first person multiplayer team shooter "Mobile Forces", based on playing a beta version of the full game from Rage Software and Real Time Worlds. PC.IGN has posted up a new preview on "EVE: The Second Genesis ", Simon & Schuster's upcoming massively multiplayer space sim. GameSpot, Cube.IGN, The Electric Playground, and PlanetGameCube all gave "Eternal Darkness" a whirl. GameSpot and Gamers.com both review "Heroes Of Might&Magic IV" (thanks voodoo). Gamespy got the chance to take an early look at C&C Generals.

'Jerusalem' & 'Secret of the Nautilus' Demos

by Thomas on April 3, 2002 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tiscali Games tossed up two new demos for Cryo's adventure games. First one is Jerusalem (49 MB) and second one is The Secret of the Nautilus - sometimes known as Jules Verne: Under the Sea (58 MB).

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 3, 2002 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today two Q&As with Raven Software's Kenn Hoekstra (Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix) : Shacknews' Raven Software Q&A and The Evolution of the FPS part II on Computer & Video Games. RGPDOT has part 1 of a 2 episode interview with Associate Producer and World Designer for 'Archaean'. HomeLan Fed posted a Delta Force: Task Force Red Dagger interview with Zombie co-CEO Mark Long and Novalogic producer Wes Eckhart. The Czech web site Doupe has posted up a new Q&A with Cryptic Studios' Jack Emmert talking about their upcoming super hero MMRPG 'City of Heroes' (thanks Homelan). Rise of Nations Pantheon (a fansite) has posted up a short Q&A with Big Huge Games programmer Ike Ellis of course talking about 'Rise Of Nations' (thanks gamespy).

Baseball Mogul 2003 In Stores Now

by Thomas on April 2, 2002 @ 10:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Baseball Mogul 2003 is now on sale and available for download. In addition to buying the download, users can also pre-order the boxed game, and then download the electronic version now at no extra charge, so they can start playing immediately! Find out more here. (thanks Gone Gold)!

New 'Divine Divinity' Movie Available NOW

by Thomas on April 2, 2002 @ 9:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Larian Studios today tossed up a new 30 MB - 5:47 min movie from their upcoming game Divinity. In this new movie there are five scenes. Four of them show non-combat situations and one shows how’s it like to leisure through a forest being of a much higher level than the enemies you’re meeting. Grab this new movie here!

'New World Order' False Rumour

by Rainier on April 2, 2002 @ 8:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It seems that somebody angry with the delay surrounding the New World Order MP demo tried (and succeeded) to fool people by hacking into the NWO Forum and posted a msg under one of the P3/Termite Games admins stating we could expect the demo today at 6pm. After other admins read about this they dug up the logs/ips and found the culprit.. alas.. the demo is NOT released nor is a new date given. SOB!

'Splashdown' To Whet Gamers' Appetites On Xbox - Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2002 @ 8:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Squeegee your TV 'cause Xbox is getting wet. Infogrames, Inc. , a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment software, is adding another smash title to its Atari lineup this summer when its wild water racer, Splashdown, races onto the Xbox from Microsoft. Complete with authentic Sea-Doo watercraft, a crazy cast of characters and the most insane waters found on Earth, Splashdown brings the speed and skill of watercraft racing to the stunning world of Xbox.

1503 A.D. Part XVI: An Ambush in the South Seas

by Thomas on April 2, 2002 @ 6:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The 1503 A.D. Website is updated today with Part XVI: An Ambush in the South Seas... 1503 A.D. is an exciting new PC title that blends the action of real-time strategy with the depth of empire building. Here is a snap from the update:

We take the African tribal chief's advice and follow the sun for a whole day. The wind becomes a bit stronger, and I greatly enjoy the breeze. As I have decided not to mention it, Jeremy, too, ignores the fact that our pursuers are still visible on the horizon. Just before we reach the island inhabited by the African tribe's friends, I disclose my plans to Jeremy. Read more HERE!

G3 Studios Releases 'Black Jack Pro'

by Thomas on April 2, 2002 @ 5:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

G3 Studios, a developer and publisher of video games for handheld devices, Pocket PC and other platforms, today released its first title, "Black Jack Pro," which is now available for Pocket PC and Desktop PC platforms. It marks the first title in a series of video games specifically designed and developed for handheld devices, such as the Pocket PC platforms and Sharp Zaurus that will build G3 Studios' product catalog.

'Cenega' & 'Buka' Sign A Strategic Deal

by Thomas on April 2, 2002 @ 5:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment today announced it has signed a major license agreement with CENEGA N.V. – the leading entertainment software distributor and publisher in Central and Eastern Europe. The agreement covers seven PC games including the highly anticipated tactical RPG Paradise Cracked, the high-class action game MARCH: Offworld Recon, the perfect mix of RPG and trade simulation Spells of Gold, and more, for the territories of The Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.The two companies have already worked together successfully with Cenega publishing Echelon in The Czech Republic.

The Pepsi Chart To Develop Two Games

by Thomas on April 2, 2002 @ 5:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ZOO, a leading interactive entertainment company, has signed deals with Emap’s flagship Q brand – the UK’s biggest selling monthly music magazine - and The Pepsi Chart to develop two games for touch screen gaming terminals located in pubs throughout the UK. Although both games are music related they cover very different genres, enabling ZOO to attack different market segments simultaneously and extend their expertise within the interactive entertainment arena... Bizarre licensing. Oh yes!

F-ZERO Arcade & Console Entertainment

by Thomas on April 2, 2002 @ 5:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA Corporation and Nintendo Co., Ltd. today announced that the two companies have teamed up to develop "F-Zero (working title)" video game titles for the next-generation 3D-CG Triforce arcade board and the Nintendo GameCube. As part of the agreement, SEGA and Nintendo will collaborate on the projects using a new game system that will enable the arcade and console games to interact via "Memory Card 59." The announcement builds off the previously announced alliance between SEGA and Nintendo on February 18, 2002 to develop the Triforce arcade board and reinforces the companies' strategies to integrate arcade and home console entertainment.

Trilunar's 'Dragonkind' - Q&A

by Rainier on April 2, 2002 @ 3:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today we revealed Trilunar's upcoming "Dragonkind" for the XBOX & PS2, now we give you some more detailed information in the form of a short Q&A ... if you have not read our previously posted announcement (and the included screens are a MUST SEE) check it HERE... or read more for the Q&A... Njoy!

Thurstmaster & Konami Team Up for 'Deadly Skies'

by Rainier on April 2, 2002 @ 2:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of Europe and peripheral specialist Thrustmaster have joined forces to release a flightstick specially optimized for use with Konami’s highly anticipated Deadly Skies air combat title for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft.