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The Ham Hams Are Coming To Shops Near You...

by Peter on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 5:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Ham Hams are all set to begin their exciting adventures on the Game Boy Color as Nintendo announces the arrival of Hamtaro on January 10th 2003. With heart warming characters, plenty of adventure and even its own unique language, Hamtaro is set to be the must have game for kids in 2003.

Softwrap Extends Relationship With Nikita Ltd

by Peter on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Softwrap, the leading British-based provider of virtual 'shrink-wrap' solutions for the games and software industry, today announced that they are extending their successful exclusive distribution agreement with Russian based Nikita Ltd

THQ Announces 'Splashdown 2' (PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 2:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced that it will publish Rainbow Studios' "Splashdown 2," the sequel to the critically acclaimed, top-selling "Splashdown." Inspired by the spectacle and excitement of theme parks and thrill rides, "Splashdown 2" will have players blasting through massive, imaginative locales with amazing sights and startling events around every corner. "Splashdown 2" is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 2 in summer 2003. Read more and check out the first screens ...

BVS Solitaire Collection 4.0

by Peter on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 2:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BVS Development has released BVS Solitaire Collection 4.0 with 320 multi-featured, very different solitaire card games to play. You'll be able to learn solitaires not found elsewhere: "Topsy-Turvy Queens", "Twelve Sleeping Maids", "Napoleon Takes Moscow", "Braid" and many others.

Online - Multiplayer Consultancy

by Peter on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 2:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

AlienPants Ltd today announces the creation of an Online and Multiplayer Game and Community Management Consultancy Division. The new division will draw on the experience of Tom Gordon, Michael Large and Charlotte McCarron, who collectively have more than twenty years experience in the Online and Multiplayer Games industry.

NovaLogic Signs UK Distribution Rights To 'Devastation' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 1:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Entertainment software publisher NovaLogic Ltd. today announced it had signed the UK distribution rights to HD Interactive's cyber thriller Devastation for the PC. Since early code was revealed at E3 in Los Angeles and ECTS in London in 2002, Devastation has become one of the most eagerly awaited PC titles of 2003... We have eight screenshots, not for the squeamish.

Matrix Games Seeks Game Developers

by Thomas on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 1:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

What is "real"? Well, Matrix Games' search for new titles to publish, for a start. Opportunity Knocks! Join a Fast-Growing Company.. Full pressrelease below!

'Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 1:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Indiana Jones is back and better than ever! From the crocodile-infested waters in Ceylon to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, perennial action hero Indiana Jones' wits, agility, whip lashing and hand-to-hand combat skills will be put to the test as never before in Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb from LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC, developed in collaboration with The Collective, Inc... Read more for the first 11 PS2-specific grabs.

'Marble Blast' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 5:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Marble Blast, produced by GarageGames in cooperation with Monster Studios, is the first title to use the Torque Game Engine. The arcade-style action game has players racing against time as they navigate their marbles through moving platforms and dangerous hazards, collecting treasure along the way. A new updated demo is now available, read more for links where to grab it ...

'Purge Online' - Multiplayer Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 4:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge, delivers a compelling combination of first-person shooter gameplay and RPG character development, immersing players in a strife-torn world that blends science fiction and fantasy. In Purge, players will find themselves engrossed in a war between two opposing forces, the Order (humans genetically modified to scientific perfection) and the Chosen (religious believers who reject all forms of technology). Players will be able to customize their characters, various skills and innovative weapons. Read more for info download links...

Enigma: Rising Tide - Updated 'Offline' Demo

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2003 @ 6:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enigma: Rising Tide is an alternate history World War II naval battle game. The core project is a massively multiplayer game that may be extended to other platforms. Within a year, will be available as a Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG). Tesseraction is designing, creating, testing and releasing the MMOG game title using Intrinsic Alchemy. Tesseraction Games has issued yet another offline demo for Enigma: Rising Tide, their upcoming massively multiplayer online naval combat game. This Technology A demo allows you to try out two missions in a new ship class, the Motorized Torpedo Boat ("Vosper").

'Dragon Empires' - Box Concepts

by Peter on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 6:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Empires combines a state of the art graphics engines with detailed gameplay to provide an involving and extremely interactive game experience. Players can chose to trade goods, manufacture items, fight monsters, each other or other clans. Will you be a devious merchant, struggling for economic dominance, or will you be a bounty hunter, removing the threat of evil from the land. Or perhaps you will simply make a living trading goods between cities... Today we got our hands on five concepts of the Dragon Empires box and Codemasters are now looking for your opinion on which one is the best... Check them out below!

'Duke Nukem Forever' - FAQ Update

by Thomas on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 6:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Once again the official DNF site is updated with a new version of the official Duke Nukem Forever FAQ. Pretty much everything known about DNF can be found and if it's not there then it's probably not known. This update of the FAQ adds several new pieces of information including info about future screenshots, the game's humor level, parental lock, current technological level, and more!

'Atriarch' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atriarch is a strategic role-playing game currently in development. It is massively multiplayer. It is persistent. Examples of other massively-multiplayer games currently available are Everquest, Ultima Online and Asherons Call. In Atriarch, your Character can learn skills, go on quests, adventure throughout the world, become a merchant, solve puzzles, build an army, join a faction, construct a city, or strive to become an Atriarch. The possibilities are vast. This all happens amidst an evolving plot line, an alien world, environmental conditions, politics, and cultural expectations.

'Deus Ex 2 : Invisible War' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 12:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Approximately 20 years after the events depicted in Deus Ex, the world is only beginning to recover from a catastrophic worldwide depression brought on by technology run amok and a secret conspiratorial war. The winner-take-all geopolitics of mid-21st century Earth have given way to a struggle over more basic concerns: food, water, reestablishing civil law and cleaning up biological and nano-tech fallout. In this chaotic recovery, several religious and political factions see an opportunity to re-shape a worldwide government to their agendas, understanding that the right moves now could determine the shape of human society for decades - even centuries - to come... Read more for some screens!

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 12:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rich in legend and filled with adventure, the World of Warcraft awaits! For the first time, players experience the lands of Azeroth from a new, in-depth perspective. As heroes, they explore familiar battlefields, discover new lands and take on epic quests and challenges in Blizzards massively multiplayer, on-line, role-playing game...

'Crashday' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crashday puts the player in a world of stunts, dents and adrenalin. His task is to scrap his vehicle with breathtaking stunts or to wreck cars in aggressive street races, showing his opponents that they made a fatal mistake in choosing him as their enemy. The battle setting place in maps partly created by the player is sponsored by a crazy video shop owner who sells new vehicles, weapons and other upgrades from time to time.

'Horse Racing Manager' - Screens & Demo

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Horse Race Manager (developed by Cyanide Studios, known for Cycling Manager and Cycling Manager2 ) will be published and released in Europe, the UK, Russia and Asia in March. Sherpa Games is looking for publishers in North America. The game allows the player to control and participate in various challenges of running a successful thoroughbred racing organization, including hiring of the staff, racing the horses, and betting on the races. The game also has online multiplayer capabilities through Gamespy, allowing players to race against each other. The players can make money by breeding horses, winning prize money for races and betting on the races. Read more for a new batch of screens and links where to get the demo...

GarageGames Shows 'Marble Blast' & 'Orbz' At MacWorld

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 6:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames will be in the Apple Game Arcade, booth #4441, providing hands-on demonstrations for show attendees of Marble Blast and multiplayer Orbz. GarageGames' Jay Moore will host a Birds of a Feather (BOF) session at MacWorld asking "Mac Users Got Game?" The independent game development community asks what kind of games do Macintosh users want? Open to all MacWorld conference and attendees, Wednesday, January 8th, at 6pm - 7:30pm in the South Hall Gateway 102.

'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2003 @ 4:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Splinter Cell will grant players access to the highest echelons of national security, where shadowy operatives have the freedom to do whatever it takes to safeguard America. In Splinter Cell, the player controls Sam Fisher, a field operative of a secretive "black-ops" NSA sub-agency called Third Echelon. Sam Fisher is geared up to infiltrate high-security strongholds, seize critical intelligence, destroy threatening data and neutralize the enemy - all without leaving a trace. A new "making of" trailer is now available for download, featuring in game footage and comments from UbiSoft Canada producer Mathieu Ferland. Read more for links where to grab it...