Sony Online Entertainment Inc. announced that it has reached open beta for its highly-anticipated massively multiplayer online first-person action game, PlanetSide. The company has added 30,000 additional beta players to help test the game which will allow hundreds and thousands of players to fight online in an all-hours-of-the-day massive conflict. PlanetSide will ship to U.S. and Canadian retail stores in mid-May.
Atari has shipped "Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee," a one-to-four player monster-on-monster fighting game, to the Xbox. Based on the classic movie characters created by Toho Co., Ltd., the game recreates the look and feel of the titanic film legends and challenges players to punch, kick, stomp, throw and blast each other in massive, city-wide arenas. "Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee," developed by Pipeworks Software, Inc., is currently available on the GameCube.
Following on from the news that it's possible to run unsigned applications on the Xbox by using a loophole in EA's Agent Under Fire, crackers have discovered how to mod the system without a physical modchip... More about it below!
SYLVANIA Advanced Technologies, a division of Unical Enterprises, Inc, announced today an alliance with Go Direct International Ltd, a developer and manufacturer of consumer retail products. The first products to be shipped as a result of this agreement include a two-player RF WirelessPort, an innovative and timely product for PlayStation, PS one and PS2 consoles. In addition, scheduled for release in Q3 2003, Sylvania will launch the RadioWave RF wireless controller, bringing next generation wireless technology to the most successful game console, Sony PlayStation.
Unleashing the horror throughout nine levels, The Suffering features dynamic lighting that illuminates frightening visions of horror-filled exploration and frantic combat sequences. In the dark world of The Suffering, creatures attack from the shadows and emerge from jail cells, chambers, the ground and trees, surprising the player in the most disturbing ways possible. As Torque, the main character, players encounter a cast of uniquely hardened criminals, prison guards and grotesque apparitions. Read more to check some screens
Summitsoft announced today it will publish Avaria’s Endless Ages, the world’s first true real time first person shooter MMORPG (massively multiplayer role playing game). Situated in the persistent world environment of Iia, Endless Ages has proved an addictive success since the official launch of its online pilot program last year. Players can hook up with clans or go it alone as they hit the arenas, uncover thousands of quests, tame and ride wild beasts, run trade stores on- or offline, and pilot any number of vehicles including jetpacks, hover bikes, hydro crafts and submarines. Unique skills such as shape shifting and mind control further sets Endless Ages apart from others in this genre.
Enhanced editions of Codemasters’ Pro Race Driver, the the worldwide hit that debuted on the PS2, steer their way onto store shelves today for the Xbox and PC. Set to be the most dynamic and dramatic circuit racer for PC and Xbox, the new editions are even fiercer than the best-selling PS2 version. Pro Race Driver lets players race as a touring car professional in a gaming experience packed with 42 real cars, 13 championships and an incredible 38 real-life, internationally renowned, race circuits. The new editions also add a qualifying round to championship races. With up to 20 cars tearing up the track simultaneously - six more cars than in the original – the game is sure to make any driver’s adrenaline race.
NEC Interchannel, Ltd. today announced it is shipping Tube Slider, a fast and furious racing game developed exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube to retailers across North America. Tube Slider is developed by NDCUBE, creators of the critically acclaimed F-Zero: Maximum Overdrive for the Game Boy Advance. The game's vehicles were designed by Studio 4C, the animation studio behind the anime classic, Akira.
Activision just sent out word that they're planning on releasing a public beta test of the free Return to Castle Wolfenstein extension. Enemy Territory was initially planned as a full standalone title until the single player was dropped leaving only the multiplayer component. It was announced that this multiplayer portion of the game would be released free of charge at a later date. Currently the beta version is undergoing some internal testing but they hope to have it released next week. Players will NOT need Return to Castle Wolfenstein to play Enemy Territory (or the ET test we're releasing soon). Enemy Territory is a free stand-alone game, so anyone who wants to play will be able to download it (thanks VE3D).
"Prisoner of War" offers a new style of gaming that is brave, original and non-violent. Prisoner of War features a novel approach in a historical and tense environment. This combines with solid gameplay mechanics to create a truly intelligent, fun and appealing game. Codemasters has released a new patch for its action/adventure game, Prisoner of War. This upgrade "fixes the situation whereby the main menu loads but there is no mouse cursor and it is impossible to select any of the options. This does not affect any other issues, so if you do not have this problem you should not install this upgrade" (thanks GamersHell). Read more for download link ...
In "Line Of Sight: Vietnam" you are an eagle-eyed sharpshooter in the Army's Special Forces (better known as "The Green Berets") at the height of America's involvement in the Vietnam War. nFusion Interactive has just released the map/mission editing tools for their recent budget-priced tactical shooter letting you modify and create new content. The package contains the nWorld and MissionEd editors, auxiliary tools, all necessary resources, and documentation to get you on your way. Read more for download links ...
The exceptional level of interest from games developers experienced by Codemasters' acquisitions team at the recent Game Developers Conference [GDC] will see the company continuing to focus its business development on acquiring further titles at this year's E3 expo (May 14-16, Los Angeles). Codemasters’ product acquisition team will be at E3 (Codemasters booth 746, South Hall, Los Angeles Convention Centre) to meet game developers and discuss global publishing opportunities. Codemasters is ready to sign titles for PC, PC online, PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube formats.
All over the UK, gargoyles have raised their grotesque visages to the skies and declared their desire to be adopted by kind families in time for Easter. Citing the hero of a new video game as their inspiration, the nation's gargoyles are pleading with the populace to take pity on their sad plight. Forsaken, destitute and vilified, these oft-misunderstood creatures feel that their true heroic natures are being overlooked as people fall foul of first impressions and adhere to the mistaken belief that ugly equals evil.
Both the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance versions of Splinter Cell contain all of the most popular elements of Splinter Cell: compelling storyline and characters inspired by acclaimed novelist Tom Clancy, revolutionary lighting and graphical effects that create an astonishingly realistic, tension-filled experience guaranteed to blow Nintendo fans away. Protagonist Sam Fisher has what it takes to get the job done. Armed with the latest high-tech gadgets night and thermal vision, prototype weapons and surveillance gear, Sam executes stunning athletic moves such as the split jump, rappelling and zip lining. The wide variety of gadgets and moves available combined with the wide-open gameplay-never play it the same way twice-gives gamers an unparalleled freedom of action totally unique to Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell.
Rockstar Games today tossed up the official site for their upcoming PC version of, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. The site includes screenshots, details and features. GTA: Vice City will be released May 2003. Check it out!
Nintendo's greatly anticipated release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, exclusive to NINTENDO GAMECUBE, launches across Europe with the support of a €5 million marketing campaign. This latest title in the hugely successful Zelda series launches on 3 May 2003 with support from TV, print and online advertising, plus limited editions for retail.
ChampMan 4's reign at the top has lasted just two weeks, as Ubi Soft's all-conquering Splinter Cell finally hit the all-important No.1 spot, some 19 weeks after its initial Xbox debut. Since its March 28 release on PS2, the stealth action classic has rocketed up the charts, and now the initial rush for CM4 has subsided, the game looks set to dominate the upper echelons of the listings for some time to come - especially with demand for the PC and Xbox versions still strong, and GBA and Cube versions due next month.
Atari today announced that the much-anticipated hit Japanese game Ikaruga for the Nintendo GameCube next generation console system has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The game comes loaded with glorious graphics, awesome action and incredible firepower.
Midway Games Inc. announced today that The Suffering, an all-new, action-packed survival horror game, is scheduled to ship fall 2003 for the PlayStation 2, the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube... Read more for gamestory and features!
Pokémon makes its debut on Game Boy Advance with Pokémon Ruby & Pokémon Sapphire. Brace yourselves, Pokémon is on its way back to Europe! Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire launch across Europe on 25th July 2003, and this time those feisty Pokémon are in full vivid colour, and accompanied by a clear crisp soundtrack, all enabled by the very best in hand held gaming technology, the Game Boy Advance.
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