Alienware Unveils New Mobile System

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alienware announced today the launch of the Area-51m Sentia. Designed specifically for college students, the new Intel Centrino based system features a unique Alienware thin and light chassis design and extended battery life. The Area-51m Sentia is the ideal mobile system for any student, offering superior on-campus mobility as well as advanced capabilities in the classroom.

'The Entente' - Demo Available NOW!

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on Blues that Russian publisher Buka has released the official English demo for their military RTS title, The Entente: WWI BattleFields. Read more for details and download links ...

GSC Game World To Attend ECTS And Games Convention

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not really a surprise but GSC Game World send out notice that they will be attention the upcoming Games Convention (Leipzig) and ECTS (London) shows. GSC Game World will demonstrate survival FPS/RPG S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost (booth of THQ) and historical strategy Cossacks 2: Napoleonic Wars (booth of CDV). Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Micro Mayhem' (PS2/NGC/Xbox/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jaleco just send out word that their indoor driving title Micro Mayhem has been pushed back until Q1 2004. The decision was based largely on Jaleco's desire to continue developing the online component of the game which is going to take more time. It is still planned to appear on next-gen consoles and PC in a simultaneous release with North America and Europe, but a specific release date is yet to be set. To be Continued...

'FIFA Football 2004' (ALL) Signs Major Players

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that it has signed three of the world’s leading football players (Henry, Del Piero AND Ronaldino) to showcase their Off The Ball skills into its forthcoming FIFA Football 2004 game. Read more for details ...

'Devastation' Performance Fix Available Now!

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment software publishers NovaLogic Ltd. and HD Interactive today announced that the release of a performance fix for Devastation, a team based first person shooter built on the heavily modified, next-generation Unreal Engine technology. The fix increases the performance of the game and is 300k to download.. Grab it here!

Metro3D 'Powers-up' With 'R-Type Final'

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metro3D Europe proudly announce the much anticipated release of R-type Final on the Playstation 2 in January 2004.

Andy Law, General Manager, Metro3D Europe commented "We are delighted to confirm that we have secured this license with Irem and have rights to publish R-type Final throughout PAL territories. A product of this calibre is proof that we mean business as an 'up and coming' publisher to watch out for."

'Joint Operations' Play Test

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic Ltd. today announced that it has teamed up with Krawall to host Europe's first play test of the brand new multiplayer based PC title Joint Operations at Games Convention in Leipzig, August 21st - 24th 2003.

Enlight Acquires North American Rights to 'X²: The Threat'

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enlight announced today that it has acquired the North American rights to the highly anticipated space simulation game - X²: The Threat. A sequel to the 1999 award-winning X: Beyond the Frontier..

'Ninja Gaiden' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 6:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ninja Gaiden is on the cutting-edge of action as the player takes on the role of powerful ninja, Ryu Hayabusa, who seeks revenge after his clan is massacred by the Vigor Empire. Taking full advantage of three-dimensional space, you follow the story with only your wits, your ninja skills, and your deadly sword, cutting down opponents in the Vigor Empire as you attempt to beat the Holy Emperor and reclaim the magic sword "Ryuken". Realistic battle actions and acrobatic ninja actions add another dimension to the game, restoring Ninja Gaiden to its rightful place in the gaming pantheon.

Gauntlet - Nobilis Deals (ALL)

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 6:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive, Inc., a publisher of computer games such as Jane's Attack Squadron and Iron Aces II, announced today that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements with Gauntlet Entertainment in the UK and Nobilis in France. The two companies will handle all aspects of sales and distribution of Xicat titles in their respective territories.

Mix , Match & Scratch With 'DJ MixStation 2'

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive are pleased to announce the release of DJ Mix Station 2 , featuring VirtualDJ in September 2003. From the developers of the original award-winning DJ Mix Station, this promises to be the most accessible and affordable DJ software to date!

Konami Development Deal (PC/XB/PS2)

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 5:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hothouse Creations today announces that it has signed a second development deal with international publisher Konami to produce an as yet un-named game for PlayStation 2, PC and X-Box. The deal will see Hothouse further its relationship with Konami, who recently published Casino, Inc. by the Bristol-based developer. The game is scheduled for release in the Summer of 2005, and Hothouse has recruited Pete O'Brien, former Producer at Sega Corporation, to lead the project. Further details about the game will be released in due course.

Gamester Q4 Range (GBA/PS2/XB)

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Radica - the company behind Gamester have unveiled plans for the launch of a six new innovative peripherals in October and a targeted consumer marketing push for Quarter Four, with all new products being supported by consumer press advertising, pr and online campaigns.

Whiptail Interactive Showcases New Games @ ECTS

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 4:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whiptail showing off Gangland, multiplayer Postal 2, Postal Classic & Uncut, Blade and Sword and RC Cars... For its debut appearance at ECTS, game publisher Whiptail Interactive will be calling on the heavy mob for first looks at its new game Gangland, due to launch in November this year. Developed by Danish gaming experts MediaMobsters, Gangland combines the best elements of real-time strategy, role-play and simulation games to deliver a menacingly fresh PC gaming experience. Launched in time for Christmas, Gangland is set to be a massive hit...

Video Gamer Becomes Entertainment Power

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 4:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Video games are no longer simply about getting the highest score or disgracing an opponent. They're also about immersing yourself in make-believe worlds you help fashion... No one understands that better than Electronic Arts Inc., the video game publisher that has evolved over two decades into an entertainment powerhouse as muscled as some of its game characters.

Kuju In 'Train Simulator 2' Deal With Microsoft

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kuju said Monday that it has reached a mutual and amicable agreement with Microsoft to transition its PC simulation technology and the ongoing development of Train Simulator 2 to Microsoft. As announced in the AGM statement, this is part of the restructuring and cost reduction exercise that Kuju is implementing which will have a negative impact on results for the current year however in the longer term will result in a lower cost base as Kuju focuses on its core Console and Wireless operations.

Oxygen Interactive 2003/2004 Line Up @ ECTS

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oxygen Interactive, the UK based computer game publisher can today announce that they will be showcasing their 2003/2004 line up of titles at this years ECTS show from 27th August to 29th August 03... "March Offworld Recon, Midnight Nowhere, Paradise Cracked, Echelon Wind Warriors and Time of Defiance, with new PS2 and Xbox games to be unveiled too".

NVIDIA Shows Gamers 'The Way It’s Meant To Be Played' At ECTS 2003

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation will be the talk of the show at this year's ECTS (Earls Court, London, August 27th to 29th) hosting some of the most highly anticipated PC games this year, including: STALKER, Breed (new multiplayer version), Worms 3D, Hidden and Dangerous II and Aquanox 2.

'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy is a dynamic single and multiplayer action experience featuring an all-new epic story. Players are immersed in the role of apprentice at Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy where they learn the power – and danger – of the Force. Amidst a multitude of complex and richly detailed Star Wars environments, including twice as many unique locales as those in Star Wars Jedi Outcast, players face a variety of powerful and insidious enemies. Read more to check them out ...