'Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes' (NGC) - Announced

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Continuing to broaden the Nintendo GameCube library, Konami and Nintendo today announced Konami will publish a new Metal Gear adventure exclusive for Nintendo GameCube. Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes combines the thrilling story of the original Metal Gear Solid game with the jaw-dropping graphics and unparalleled gameplay found in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. The game is scheduled to ship later this year in North America and Europe, followed by the Japanese launch in early 2004.

'Damn Dirty Apes' - Screens

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

First original title from Leamington-based developer is a chimp-based war game. In Damn Dirty Apes, you are put in control of the Ape Army's elite fighting force, 51st Banana Battalion, and must guide your troops through 5 epic wars against your Simian brothers; Gibbons, Orangutans, Baboons, Chimpanzees and Gorillas.

It's Cannon Fodder meets Monkey Ball, by the looks of it. See for yourself with these seven shots.

'Ballerium' - Majorem Developers' Chat

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majorem Ltd. And The Stratics Massively Multiplayer Gaming Network are pleased to announce a dev-chat with the developers of Ballerium, the Massive multiplayer strategy game. The Chat will be held on Sunday May 4th at 6PM GMT in #BalleriumHoC on the Stratics IRC servers. Their topics will be "Ballerium on E3" and "Ballerium's public Beta". They will also be discussing the game's current development status.

Connect to irc.stratics.com port 6667 or, alternatively, to one of the following servers, preferably the one closest to you:

  • irc.frws.com port 6667 USA - Colorado
  • irc.glowfish.de port 6667/6668/7000 EU - Germany
  • irc.epaxsys.net port 6667/6668/7000 USA - Colorado

'XGRA' (NGC/PS2/XB) - Website

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The XGRA is the future sports equivalent of NASCAR or the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) – They are the rule makers, organizers and ultimately, the overlords of the racing world.. Here is a link to the game's freshly launched website.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'World War II Online' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 12:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World War II Online is a combined arms simulation in an online, persistent, action-packed 3D world. Now you can command and crew a variety of accurately modeled vehicles and aircraft or you can sling a weapon and fight as a foot soldier with and against thousands of other players. Playnet and Cornered Rat Software are still releasing new patches for World War II Online bringing your retail copy to v1.8.6. This new patch fixes various vehicle bugs, adresses a memory leak and various other tweaks. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'The Sims Superstar' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 11:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we announced that EA's The Sims Superstar went gold and is expected to ship to stores next week. The Sims Superstar is a new expansion pack to the top-selling PC game of all time, The Sims. Players can now realize their fantasies of fame and fortune as they pursue the dream of being a Rock Star, Movie Star or a Supermodel and live the lifestyle of a celebrity. All new gameplay, new social interactions and a whole new in-game destination offer players an all access pass to the world of superstardom. In The Sims Superstar, The Sims are ready for their close up. Check these new screens ...

'Phantom' - New Website

by Thomas on April 30, 2003 @ 11:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Plucky Florida-based Infinium plans to take on PS2, Xbox and GameCube with a new, high-end broadband console this autumn. Are they serious? You decide... Infinium Labs today announced the launch of a new Web site for its revolutionary on-demand console system, the Phantom. The new, feature-rich site demonstrates Infinium Labs' commitment to technology and offers consumers a preview of what lies in store when the Phantom is unleashed in 2004.

'Stake: Fortune Fighters' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 11:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we announced that Stake is shipping to stores and should be available as early as May 5th. Stake is the ultimate third person, multi-player 3-D arena fighting game exclusively for the Xbox. It boasts a deep action combat experience, intriguing characters and superior graphics. This game represents the essential elements of a fighting game but goes beyond that with multiple power-up weapons, lots of collectable items, insane combo attacks, special tricks, secret characters, inspiring graphics, 3-D isometric camera views, exciting locations and multiple multi-player modes. Check out the new batch of screens!

'Crimsonland' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 11:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thousands of aliens, giant spiders, mutant lizards, and more are on the attack - can you survive the onslaught? You will consistently unlock new and better perks that improve your ability to use a devastating arsenal. Crimsonland features 3 modes of play, Internet high score posting, and endless hours of pressure packed fun. Reflexive Entertainment and 10 Tons Entertainment have released a demo, read more for download links so you can join the action ...

'Priest' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 9:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Priest is a multiplayer, head-to-head combat game that introduces controversial themes in a Wild West setting. It is an action-horror RPG that creates a grim and gruesome ambiance while providing a healthy dose of gory, violent action. In a departure from the scores of medieval fantasy games, Priest is set in the midst of a lost land of the American Wild Western Frontier. Priest follows the trials of Ivan Isaacs, a disillusioned former priest who sold his soul to battle the evil fallen archangel, Temozarela. Combining elements of both classic simulation and action games, Priest introduces a unique player vs. player/NPC structure and item/pet fusion system to create an FPS-like role-playing game in an entirely new genre. Check the new screens...

'Heaven And Hell' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 9:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

What could be greater than God? To be God - just like in Heaven and Hell! In the year 1500 BC you announce to four peoples: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. To make your commandment effective, you are supported with miracles and plagues by seven different prophets. Convince your future followers with sound arguments such as chain lightning, locusts, and other mysteries. As you have to compete against a strong opponent at the same time, the fight for the most followers will be even more challenging. There can be only one after all!

'SÖLDNER: Secret Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 9:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In "SÖLDNER - Secret Wars" the player takes command of one such special unit. As squad leader, the player's mission is to work with other players to control this highly mechanised elite mercenary company - consisting of soldiers, helicopters, light tanks and vertical take-off planes - and carry out a very wide gamut of missions. To make thing even more interesting, these units are stationed on a mobile carrier disguised as a freighter. Check these new screens...

'Prince of Qin Online' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 8:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

“Prince of Qin Online” is set in a time where chaos reigned and injustice prevailed in the almighty Qin Empire. An era where the good suffered while the evil enjoyed tremendous power, where the rightful crown prince was denied of his throne and forced to be on the run. Embark on your journey into the Qin Dynasty and live your life as a Qin hero!the Prince of Qin Online Website now offers a new patch to update the beta of Object Software's Qin Dynasty RPG to v0.998E, adressing several bugs, fixes and tweaks. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Hearts of Iron' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 7:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First & Paradox Plaza have released yet another patch for their WWII based strategy war title Hearts of Iron bringing your retail copy to v1.4. Even more gameplay tweaks, AI fixes and general improvements to the game! Read more for detailed fix list and download links for all localised versions ...

'Doom III' & 'Half Life 2' Set To Save The PC?

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on Homelan that there is an interesting Reuters article on Yahoo about how industry people expect Doom III and Half Life 2 to lift up the PC games sales records. Two of the most-anticipated video games of 2003 put those much-maligned life forms back in the cross hairs of PC gamers in a pair of sequel games -- "Doom III" and "Half-Life 2." Some see those games acting as a catalyst that could recharge the fortunes of computer gaming after an unprecedented sales slump last year. Check out the Yahoo story for more details ...

GMX Media Signs 'Crown Of The North' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 12:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the PC Strategy title – Crown of the North in the UK and Ireland. "We are thrilled to be working with Paradox Entertainment, whom we believe are one of the best known and most talented developers in Europe." Commented Barry Leonard COO of GMX Media. "The title will certainly do well in the UK and we look forward releasing it." Read more for details & some small screens ...

'America's Army' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

America's Army is a realistic computer game providing civilians with an inside perspective and a virtual role in today's premiere land force, the U.S. Army. America's Army players will experience soldiering in a state-of-the-art new manner. The America's Army game blends two vivid simulations: Soldiers, a role-playing portion in which players navigate life's challenges to achieve goals, and a first-person action game, called Operations. A new upgrade of America's Army: Operations is now available, bringing the US Army's team-based tactical shooter to v1.7.0. This upgrade it contains a new map and updated sound code. It comes in a 1.6->1.7 upgrade as well as a full 1.7 install (390mb). Read more for download links ...

'Unreal Tournament 2004' Announcement At E3?

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just noticed on VE3D that GameStop has updated their site today with a new game page. The addition is Unreal Tournament 2004 and the game is listed as being released 18th November 2003. Can we expect announcement of this game at E3? It was stated before the release of Unreal Tournament 2003 that there would be a yearly update a la Fifa, so this could very well be!

'Stake: Fortune Fighters' (Xbox) Ships To Stores!

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metro3D, Inc., announced today the nationwide release of Stake: Fortune Fighters, its premier title made exclusively for the Xbox. Stake: Fortune Fighters features a "T" (Teen) ESRB Rating and will be available at major retailers on Monday, May 5th with a MSRP of $29.99.