'XIII' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 5:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As expected and announced, Ubisoft has now released the multiplayer demo for their upcoming cell shaded action/FPS game XIII. This demo includes two levels for you to play deathmatch and team deathmatch on. This is a European 'work in progress' demo, an updated U.S. version is expected next week (thanks IGN). Read more for download links ...

UPDATE : There is a bug in the demo which does not affect the 'Bot Challenge' but multiplayer hosting. A new version will be released soon.

'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time' - Online Flash Game

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starting today, a special edition Flash game based on the original Prince of Persia (with a new layout and objective) will be available on select Web sites, including GameSpot, IGN and the official Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time site. The game is expected to be live on DATE. Players can compete against each other, their favorite online gaming editors and members of the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time development team - can they beat the time-based scores of the experts, including original Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner?

'Journey to the Center of the Earth' Shipping To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 3:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Viva Media announced today that the PC game, Journey to the Center of the Earth, the latest title published under its Viva Adventure label, will ship on October 6, 2003 to stores nationwide. Epic in scale, this extraordinary adventure will offer PC gamers an incredible voyage at a remarkably affordable price.

'Half-Life 2' - Source Code Leak Confirmed

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

By now everybody heard about the leaked source code for Half-Life 2. While at first it was not certain these files were actually legit, it has now been confirmed by Valve's own Gabe Newell and he issued the following statement about it (thanks VE3D). Read more for the full deal ...

'Champions of Norrath' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 2:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Published by the creators of EverQuest and developed by the team behind Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Champions of Norrath is an Action RPG like none other on the PlayStation 2. Create your own champion, each with unique powers, appearances and skills. Experience an epic adventure filled with powerful action and ominous intrigue. Battle vicious monsters where your mastery of weaponry and spells is the only thing between you and supreme evil. Read more to check out the latest batch of screens!

'Lords of EverQuest' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lords of EverQuest brings the best elements of the real-time strategy world together with the epic storyline and depth of the legendary EverQuest fantasy roleplaying game. By capitalizing on the rich history, detailed characters and literally hundreds of monsters found in EverQuest, and building upon successful feature sets of the RTS genre, Lords of EverQuest creates a revolutionary gaming experience. Check out 10 new screens ...

'Conspiracies' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that "Conspiracies", its upcoming game of murder, mystery, and adventure has "gone gold". The PC game, packaged with both CD and DVD formats in one box, should hit store shelves in just a couple of weeks. With a futuristic setting, intriguing detective crime story, Full Motion Video, dozens of characters, non-linear gameplay and loads of challenging puzzles, early reviews of the game are already ranking it with the adventure game classics.

'Halo' - Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bungie, not willing to let the first weekend go by with no dedicated server in the hands of the fans, has made available this pre-release version of the dedicated server. It's completely standalone; it doesn't require anything, not even a copy of Halo PC. Again, Bungie stresses that this is a pre-release version of the server; it's here for the die-hards who want to host games NOW. A more polished version will be coming soon (thanks Andy). Read more for details & download links...

'World Racing' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK has released a new patch for their recently released racing game Mercedes-Benz World Racing. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.23, works for all language versions and features an improved SL-Cockpit as well as the fixes from last weeks demo patch (thanks Tiscali). Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 12:17 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 :

  • Spellforce - Trailer
  • Colin McRae Rally 4 - Trailer
  • Trainz 2004 - Trailer
  • Civ3: Conquests - Trailer

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

'Power Rangers Ninja Storm' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 11:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Power Rangers Ninja Storm for Game Boy Advance and PC features gameplay based on the new season, "Power Rangers Ninja Storm." The PC version will include a collection of mini-games in a classic arcade style and the GBA version will feature traditional side-scrolling gameplay. In the GBA version, players must defeat the minions of the evil ninja master who is threatening the earth. Each Power Ranger will feature special moves and gadgets and when joined with their teammates will form a powerful Megazord that will enter the final battle. Read more for some screens ...

'Mojo!' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mojo! is a stimulating 3D puzzle compendium that will test both the gamer's brain and reflexes. The user controls a highly energised sphere through 100 challenging stages of dazzling special effects. The object of the game is to try and complete the game's 100 puzzles, without running out of 'Mojo', the game's energy source. Players will collect all the magic coloured cubes in each level to build their 'Mojo'. Read more for a batch of 30+ screens ...

'I-Ninja' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Official Web Site

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today the launch of the official Web site for I-Ninja, the popular new action adventure game scheduled for release on PS2, Xbox and GameCube in Q4 2003. The Web site provides a wealth of information, including the latest news, detailed game information, screenshots and a short movie of game play footage. The diehard I-Ninja follower will feast on the latest online toys, including wallpaper designs, instant message icons, message board avatars and a soon-unveiled desktop communicator. Additionally, an online message board allows I-Ninja fans to discuss the upcoming release and participate in “Sensei’s Dojo,” a forum dedicated to the creation of new Ninja principles.

'Falcon 4 Gold: Operation Infinite Resolve' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to experience the Falcon F-16 like you never have before! Xicat Interactive, Inc., has partnered with G2 Interactive to bring the title, Falcon 4.0 Gold: Operation Infinite Resolve (Falcon: OIR) to the PC CD-ROM in October 2003. Falcon OIR takes the award winning Falcon 4.0 and pushes it to the next level. Fans will be able to enjoy enhanced game play but relive the experience that made the original such a big hit. Xicat will distribute the title worldwide. Read more for details and screens ...

'Chaser' - Official Map Pack 1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cauldron and JoWooD have released an additional map pack for Chaser, including 5 new multiplayer maps (CTF, DM, TDM). Chaser is set in the year 2044 with players taking the role of John Chaser who, at the beginning of the game, wakes up suffering from amnesia on board the spaceship HMS Majestic being pursued by a crack team of heavily armed shocktroop soldiers. The game then takes players into an apocalyptic future set on Earth and Mars. Read more for details and download links ...

'Disciples II: Rise of the Elves' - Teaser Site

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new mini-site for their upcoming stand-alone expansion pack, Disciples II: Rise of the Elves. The mini-site features an overview of the game, concept art and info about the new Elven race. Screenshots and original music from the game are also featured on the site. Be sure to come back often, as it will be updated weekly.

'Bomberman Jetters' (NGC) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of the most explosive franchises for the GameCube returns as Majesco today announced Bomberman Jetters, the Japanese smash-hit and newest installment to the 'Bomberman' series. The sequel to the widely-popular Bomberman Generations, Bomberman Jetters is scheduled to ship in time for the holidays, at a suggested retail price of $19.99.

Capcom Europe Signs 'Rogue Ops'

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kemco U.S.A. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Capcom to serve as the distributor for the company’s highly anticipated action adventure title, Rogue Ops, in the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia. Set for release on Nintendo GameCube, the PlayStation2 and the Xbox this November, Rogue Ops exposes the story of ex-Green Beret Nikki Connors as she sets heer vengeful sights on those responsible for murdering her family.

Yahoo! Games Announces Relationship With Microsoft Game Studios

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yahoo! Games today announced Microsoft Game Studios is the newest publisher to contribute titles to Yahoo! Games on Demand (http://gamesondemand.yahoo.com). With this new relationship, more than 100 titles are available to consumers for play on Yahoo! Games on Demand.

'Buka' and 'Data Becker' Lineup Deal

by Rainier on Oct. 2, 2003 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment is pleased to report our new contract with Data Becker, a well-known German publisher for software, computer books, magazines and accessories.