'Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment announced today that it has commenced shipping of Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo for PS2, Xbox and GameCube to follow next week. Created by Aardman, the popular clay characters Wallace & Gromit have starred in several half-hour films that have won more than 45 international awards including two Oscars. Wallace & Gromit in Project Zoo was developed by U.K.-based Frontier Developments, who have added a superb visual dimension to compliment Aardman's much loved duo.

Vivendi And NBC 'Finally' Sign Merger Agreement

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal and General Electric Co. have reached an agreement to merge the French company's Hollywood studio, cable TV networks and theme parks with GE's NBC business, creating a media giant with about $13 billion in annual revenue. Read more if you are interested in financial numbers & news....

'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. Check out the new screens ...

'Tortuga: Pirates of the New World' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascaron has released a demo for their upcoming trading/strategy game Tortuga: Pirates of the New World (distributed by Encore as Pirate Hunter in North America). This German demo features the first scenerio from the complete game, and although it is a strategy game, some guess work will be in order (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Time Twister' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience a Jurassic Safari, confront an evil Skeleton Army and relive the Golden Age of Rock & Roll! RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 is taking gamers back through history and forward to the future in the all-new expansion pack, RollerCoaster Tycoon 2: Time Twister. Read more for some fresh screens ...

'Massive Assault' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Tri Synergy is pleased to announce that Massive Assault by Wargaming.Net has gone gold and will be released into retail outlets by October 20th. Massive Assault utilizes Wargaming.net's high-performance 3D engine giving the title a revolutionary look and feel to a turn based global-scale game. The gameplay is smooth and easy-to-learn, while set in a dynamic strategic environment where the tide can turn time and again.

Tony Hawk's Underground (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play as yourself, not a pro skater, and make your way through a plot-twisting, true-to-life story that takes you from unknown local skate punk to fame and fortune as Skater of the Year. Read more for some PS2 & Xbox screens, as well as a trailer sjowing off some in game footage.

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game. The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet – Morningstar Prime... Read more to check out some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2003 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playable Version Of 'Half-Life 2' Leaked

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 11:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today VU Games president of international operations, told Reuters the source code theft would result in a four month delay (Valve, though, has not confirmed that delay), pushing Half-Life 2 back to April 2004 (story). Now CNN reports following:

When hackers broke into the computing system of Valve Software, they stole more than just the source code to Half-Life 2. They also stole enough game maps and other components to put together a playable build of the game. Today, five days after the first leak, they have released that build.

Today's release of a playable version of the game brings Vivendi's comments from earlier today into question. Ramboz told Reuters "a third of the source code was stolen". However, with the stolen game now out, it's possible a more complete version of the source code was taken...

'Commandos 3: Destination Berlin' Goes GOLD!

by Thomas on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 11:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC.IGN let us know that Commandos 3: Destination Berlin from Eidos has received gold status and is heading to production. While this applies to both the German and English versions of the game, the only shipping date confirmed is for Germany, where the game is set to ship October 24.

Halo - Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 9:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo Dedicated Server 1.02 has been released; it adds the ability to run multiple instances of the server on a single machine, and enables RCON functionality (you can remotely control the server, without needing direct access to the machine). Gearbox and Bungie are making this available tonight, so that folks running dedicated servers can be prepared when the client patch goes live, DO NOT INSTALL THIS YET, nobody will be able to play on your server. Simply get it to your server tonight, so that you're ready when the switchover occurs tomorrow. The mapfiles are not included, they will be released tomorrow, for those who don't already have them.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 8:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • War Of The Ring - Good & Evil Trailer
  • Total Club Manager 2004 - Trailer
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Trailer
  • Korea: Forgotten Conflict - Trailer
  • Hunter The Reckoning Redeemer - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'The Hobbit' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 7:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra has released a demo for their upcoming action/adventure title The Hobbit. In cooperation with McDonalds they are releasing 3 separate demo's (only available in North California, Portland, Eugene & Medford OR) but we managed to bribe Ronald with some extra cheeze burgers and for your convenience we merged all of them into one. This is the complete demo, all 3 parts of it! Read more for download links ...

'Battlestar Galactica' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 7:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestar Galactica delivers a compelling and immersive space action experience as players move seamlessly between stunning cinematics and epic space battles against the insidious, mechanical power of the Cylons. Fight the insidious Cylons in epic space battles utilizing advanced tactics and an arsenal of weaponry, including the greatest weapon mankind ever conceived — The Battlestar Galactica. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shortly after the demo, Cinemaware/Capcom sends word that they have released the first patch for their recently released 3D action strategy Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.01 and addresses 3 minor bugs. Read more for details and download links ...

'Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel' (PS2/Xb) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this gritty and darkly humorous 3rd person action adventure, players join the courageous Brotherhood of Steel, whose mission is to maintain peace in the grim post-apocalyptic world of Fallout. Battling raiders, mutants and a host of radioactive nightmares, players attempt to save the scattered remnants of the human race. Life is hard, mutation is rampant and the closet thing to law and order is the fusion-powered pistol that you carry on your hip. Read more for some juicy & exclusive screens, wallpapers and some new trailers ...

'Robin Hood: Defender Of The Crown' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 3:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After a long exclusivity period, Cinemaware has finally released the demo for their 3D action strategy remake "Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown". This is a limited DEMO version which covers the introductory part of the game, the player can play the entire Sherwood Forest sequence and try to defeat the Sheriff. It ends once you open up to England.. Read more for download links ...

'Viewtiful Joe' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the release of Viewtiful Joe for the GameCube. An all-new concept in video games, Viewtiful Joe blends the latest cel-shaded graphic advancements with classic side-scrolling action gameplay tointroduce the world’s quirkiest action superhero, Joe! Viewtiful Joe redefines the action genre by mixing innovative “viewpoint” fighting and amazing cartoon-noir environments, resulting in a visual experience unlike any other.

'Storm Angel' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2003 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Loaded Studio is working on a new upcoming fast-paced action game Storm Angel. It combines the latest 3D visual effects with the classic side-scrolling shoot'em up formula. Storm Angel is a very fast-paced action game with 13 full-action packed level. The player will have to take control of the Storm Angel, an attack and defense ship ,which can support 10 different weapons with 7 levels of power. Read more for some screens ...