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'Rayman 3' Ships For PS2/XBox

by Thomas on March 18, 2003 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rayman, the only gaming hero with no arms, no legs, helicopter hair, and brand new powers, is storming more next-gen consoles with the latest installment of the 11-million-plus-best-selling franchise! Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft have both shipped for retail.

'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' Ships To Stores

by Thomas on March 18, 2003 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft announced today that the third installment of its best-selling Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Series, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield is available this week at retail outlets across the U.S. The game was developed by Ubi Soft's Montreal studio, most recently renowned for creating Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell. If you haven't yet, check our RavenShield preview!

'Homeplanet' - Screens

by Thomas on March 18, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Being a spacesim, game takes place in space. You are a pilot and need to find a new home for your clan, Troiden, which was expatriated from Kloto, its native planet - to live in peace there. Fight against different opponents, different clans, take part in exciting battles, complete missions which will get you closer to the victory, navigate spaceships, command even a whole wing of them, meet aliens - and find your homeplanet! You'll feel right at home with these four new shots, showing off the Luther, the Razor, the Rhino Stargate and the Silencer Stargate.

Climax Creates Handheld Development Dream Team!

by Thomas on March 18, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As part of its on-going recruitment drive, Climax is today delighted to announce the creation of a handheld development dream team. Having handpicked the best talent from Crawfish and combined them with its existing people, Climax has created one of the most experienced and technically gifted handheld development teams in the industry.

Ubi Enhances Gaming Experience Through Packaging (ALL)

by Thomas on March 18, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world's largest videogame publishers, today announces more details on the packaging of its upcoming titles to be released in Q1 2003: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six3: Raven Shield, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell and Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc. The company decided to follow the trend initiated by the DVD movie industry and to propose to its customers qualitative and innovative packaging as well as Limited Edition versions of their games for the fans.

Strategy First And Paradox Introduce 'Chariots of War' - Screens

by Thomas on March 18, 2003 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developers Paradox Entertainment and Slitherine Strategies have teamed up again and are pleased to announce Chariots of War, their new strategy title, scheduled to release in North America in Q2 2003.

'IndyCar Series' (PC/XB/PS2) - Genetically Developed

by Peter on March 18, 2003 @ 6:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Computer created racing drivers with the necessary skills and intelligence to compete in the US's IndyCar Series, the fastest and most intense motor racing championship on Earth, have been "genetically" developed for Codemasters' video game simulation IndyCar Series, coming to PS2, Xbox and PC. This genetic development of computer drivers is being used to form a complex Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that will control the player's racing opponents in the IndyCar Series game. Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Devastation' - New Screens

by Peter on March 18, 2003 @ 6:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set on post-apocalyptic Earth where survival and ultimate dominance are all that matters, Devastation is an action teamplay oriented first person shooter. Developed by Digitalo and powered by the heavily modified, next generation Unreal Engine technology, it pits teams of rebelling street fighters, gang leaders, mercenaries and ex-military fighters against overwhelming armies of high-tech corporate troopers. Read more for eight new screenshots.

Product Placement

by Peter on March 18, 2003 @ 5:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JAM International Partners, Inc. announced plans today to begin testing video game product placement effectiveness on behalf of its clients seeking to validate the power of this medium for brand communication. Working on an independent, third party basis with University of Wisconsin Assistant Professor Michelle R. Nelson, a leading academic researcher in the field of video game and film product placement, the quantitative research promises to be the first of its kind to be commissioned by a triumvirate of companies working in partnership on a product placement deal.

'MotoGP 2: Ultimate Racing' Technology

by Peter on March 18, 2003 @ 5:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

OUTSOURCING games specialist Babel Media has collaborated with THQ and Climax to localise Moto GP 2 in record time. The three companies worked closely together in a move away from the traditional relationship between developer, publisher and localisation company.

ATI Signs Pentium M Bus License Agreement With Intel

by Thomas on March 18, 2003 @ 4:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ATI Technologies today announced the company has reached agreement with Intel Corporation for a Pentium M processor bus license. This gives ATI the necessary rights to build integrated chipsets for PC platforms based on Intel Pentium M processors. Additional details of the agreement were not disclosed.

SEGA Rolls Out 'The King of Route 66' For PS2

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

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced the release of "The King of Route 66" exclusively for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Challenging gamers to race from Illinois to California in a massive nitro-powered 18 Wheeler, "The King of Route 66" is the ultimate demolition derby-style big rig road trip.

Less Than One Month Left To Pre-Register for E3Expo 2003

by Thomas on March 18, 2003 @ 4:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Industry professionals who register before April 4th for E3Expo 2003, the world's most important show for interactive entertainment, can purchase exhibit and conference packages at reduced rates of up to $75 off. Package prices range from $275, offering three-day show floor admission only, to $475, allowing full access to workshops and conferences. Hundreds of never-before-seen computer and video game products will debut at E3Expo 2003, "Where Business Gets Fun."

'Batman: Dark Tomorrow' (XB/NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on March 18, 2003 @ 3:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nobilis, the newly established sales and marketing company are collaborating with Kemco to release the highly anticipated Batman: Dark Tomorrow on the Xbox and GameCube; the game will be available from all good retailers on 11th April 2003.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 18, 2003 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2003 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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

  • Rainbow 6 : RavenShield (Ubisoft)
  • F-Zero (Nintendo/Sega)
  • Silent Hill 3 (Konami)
  • WingCommander GBA (UbiSoft)
  • Copperhead Engine

    Read more for download links ...

'Smash Cars' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2003 @ 10:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

No rules radio-controlled racing through living off-road worlds with giant objects, giant animals and giant people. Get behind the wheel of your own RC car and be the first to the finish or nail some crazy stunts. Take 13 awesome toy cars across 13 expansive living levels, move up the ranks, win upgrades and find hidden secrets and shortcuts. Watch out or you might get too close to an unruly crocodile or a punk skateboarder. The road challenge awaits – do you dare? Read more to check out a fresh batch of screens ...

'Pax Romana' Renames Into 'City States: Stone to Steel' - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2003 @ 4:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This historically accurate game will allow you to relive the glory days of the Roman Empire. 'City States: Stone to Steel' (previously known as Pax Romana) is the first strategy game in which all the players must collaborate in order to survive, all the time vying amongst each other to ensure Rome's ultimate dominance. Read more for details and a batch of screens ...

'America's Army' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 17, 2003 @ 3:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It has been a while since the last America's Army patch but here it finally is. The game includes the first-person-perspective action game Operations, as well as Soldiers, the role-playing portion of America's Army in which players navigate life's challenges to achieve life goals. The new version contains an updated Unreal game engine, a new "Radio Tower" non-combatant rescue mission, better projectile penetration, incorporates ricochets and adds a large number of other additions, changes and bug fixes. Read more for detailed fixed list and download links ..

'Wish' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2003 @ 2:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mutable Realms today revealed that it has been working on a new category of games that provide unprecedented opportunities for people to meet online in a shared fantasy experience. The game, which has been under development for over a year, is titled "Wish", and is one of the most ambitious projects that the gaming industry has ever seen. Wish will be presented to the public at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo from May 14 to 16 (thanks HomeLAN). Read more for details and screens...