VU Games To Distribute inXile's Games In North America

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) and inXile entertainment today announced a North America distribution deal, commencing with inXile's first game in 2004 (known as "The Bard's Tale" outside of the U.S., final name in the U.S. pending trademark proceedings). Under terms of the contract, VU Games will distribute inXile's new original computer role-playing game (RPG) on multiple console platforms and the PC.

The Role Of Women In 'BREED' & Interview With Giovanni Vindigni

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 7:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Are there no women in BREED!? Oh yes, there are women! The U.S.C. is well aware that brute force can only get you so far, therefore they have an elite division of GRUNT units that are composed entirely of women. The "SNIPER CORPS" of the U.S.C.'s GRUNTS are feared and respected by those with whom they serve. Mostly mavericks and highly trained in the use of the "SUREKILL" sniper rifle, these deadly ladies can pick off a target from any distance. Armed with a secondary light machine gun and equipped with the lightest armor the U.S.C. forces have to offer. They are the most agile of all the U.S.C. units, as well as the deadliest infiltrators and saboteurs.

To help kill a bit of time until the release of BREED, CDV have included an interview on the official site with GIOVANNI VINDIGNI, who performed the music for BREED.

'Haunted Mansion' (PS2/XB/NGC) Ships

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 7:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive and Disney Interactive announced today that Disney's The Haunted Mansion game has materialized at retail stores throughout North America. Inspired by the theme park attraction that hosts millions of foolish mortals each year, The Haunted Mansion video game is available for PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, and the Nintendo GameCube video game system. Walt Disney Pictures' major motion picture starring Eddie Murphy will debut in November 2003.

'The Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas' Ships

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 6:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas computer game has shipped to retail stores nationwide, Atari, Inc. announced today. Based on the animated film from DreamWorks Pictures, the PC game combines the epic adventure of the movie with the latest PC technology - the Intel Pentium 4 Processor with HT Technology - to deliver a state-of-the-art game experience.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'UFO: Aftermath' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ALTAR Interactive/Cenega have released a demo for their recently released turn-based 3D action game UFO: Aftermath. This demo features a tutorial missions and 4 missions in the African / Middle-Eastern part of the globe. Read more for download links ...

'Electronic Arts' Buys 'Studio 33'

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the acquisition of Studio 33, a globally recognized developer of games in the racing genre. The team of roughly 30 Liverpool-based employees will join the existing team at EA Northwest in nearby Warrington. Both teams - a total of 75 employees - are scheduled to move to a new facility in Warrington shortly.

'The Valley' - Screens & Tech Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new photo-quality demonstration, based on emerging real-time tree and grass technologies, was released today to establish the vastly more realistic possibilities for future gaming worlds. "The Valley" features stunningly realistic trees and grass, blowing in the wind and including advanced level of detail and presentation algorithms. Read more for details, screens & an impressive trailer ...

'Steamland' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka has released the English demo for Steamland, their funny and beautiful RTS, set in the fantastic world of lively trains, which fight with each other making their way to victory. This game is easy to play both for children and grown-ups without sacrificing keen gameplay. 3D landscapes, changing weather conditions and shadow effects give us the overview about the fabulous world. Striking variety of fantastic units and weaponry completes this surprising civilization. Read more for download links ...

'Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy' is an enchanting adventure filled with mystery, action and a deep, compelling storyline. The game is set in an entirely original universe that is styled upon ancient Egypt where players will embark on an epic quest exploring new worlds, uncovering dark secrets, interacting with hundreds of fantastic creatures and discovering new abilities. Traveling the world via magic portals to foil the evil plans of Set, players will guide Sphinx on a journey requiring all his wits, agility and special powers in an attempt to find the stolen mystical crowns of Egypt. Read more to check out the new screens ...

'FIFA Football 2004' - Demo Extenders

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Over at the European website 'GFO 2004' there are several "Demo Extenders", patches and add-ons available for the official FIFA 2004 demo. With these modifications you can change the resolution which is originally limited to 800x600 pixels. Now you can play up to 1280x1024 pixels and moreover you can choose new camera positions, change the difficulty level, the game speed, you can enable injuries and bookings and you can choose the minutes per half. With other "demo"-mods you can play with new teams, new jerseys and new controls.

'Hidden And Dangerous 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 9:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The original Hidden & Dangerous (now available for free download) was released in 1999 to widespread acclaim, and was the forerunner for the squad-based tactical action game. With sales in excess of one million copies, Hidden & Dangerous established itself as a leading title in the genre. Its creators, Illusion Softworks, have for the last four years been quietly developing and perfecting the sequel. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 8:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Novalogic has released a new patch for their teambased FPS Delta Force: Black Hawk Down. This upgdate brings your retail game to v1.3.0.37 and brings in several of new additions, improvements and bug fixes (thanks Homelanfed). Read more for details and download links ...

'Pirate Hunter' and 'Patrician III' Ship To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 8:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that it has begun shipping Pirate Hunter and Patrician III, life simulation games developed by Ascaron Entertainment. These two PC games offer a unique combination of trading and fighting, one on the high seas of the Caribbean, the other in the cities of Northern Europe during the Middle Ages. Both will begin reaching store shelves by the end of this week and will retail for approximately $30 and $40, respectively.

Radica Launches 'FPS Master' For The Xbox

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 3:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The FPS Master, the first controller specifically designed to optimize performance in first person shooter (FPS) games on the Xbox, is now available from Radica Games under the Gamester brand. Read more for details ....

Monster 4x4: Masters of Metal (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to pilot the world's most powerful trucks and go head-to-head in pulse-pounding off-road competitions. Whether you're grinding through mud pits in Louisiana, crunching up cliffs in California, or smashing up trees to make the ride a little bumpier for they guy behind you, keep your eyes on the prize: cash you earn on the circuit goes to buy new trucks and build up your ultimate Monster machine. Read more for some new screens!

'Impossible Creatures' - Map Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has released a map pack for Relic Entertainment's 3D RTS game Impossible Creatures. Impossible Creatures is a 3-D real-time strategy game that pits the player against an evil villain in an action-packed campaign across a chain of remote and diverse islands. Using Earth's most formidable animals as building blocks, the player creates an army of unique, mutant monsters in a desperate struggle to protect an unsuspecting world from a horrible fate. This map pack requires you to have the latest v1.1 update patch (also available on our file servers) and features a few new multiplayer maps :Ring, 2Fort4, Rival Islands, Double Twisted Bill and Shinwa (thanks Relicnews)Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 1:49 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 :

  • Painkiller - Trailer
  • Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde - Trailer
  • Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring - Trailer
  • Mission Impossible: Operation Surma - Trailer

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

'Advent Rising' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Advent Rising, a common legend pervades the galaxy - that of a powerful, ancient race that will one day unite the universe. Millions of cultures from vastly distant worlds revere and hallow these mythological beings known as humans. One race, the Seekers, know humans actually exist and are threatened by their potential power. Under the guise of benevolent explorers, the Seekers travel throughout the galaxy in a desperate attempt to eradicate any human society they unearth. Check out some new screens ...

'Silent Storm' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released an updated demo for the English version of Nival Interactive's 3D turn-based tactical combat game Silent Storm. As before it features 2 missions and a tutorial but adresses some text issues and adds a camera angle switch ability during enemy turns. Read more for download links ....