EA Announces 'SSX 3' - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 6:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Discover the open mountain in the newest version of the smash-hit SSX snowboarding franchise. Shipping this fall under the EA SPORTS BIG brand, SSX 3 from Electronic Arts is under development for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo GameCube, and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. SSX 3 allows gamers to go anywhere gravity will take them. Players will discover a colossal mountain where they can immerse themselves in a free-roaming snow paradise. The ultimate all-mountain experience, SSX 3 features all-new events and courses, awe-inspiring tricks, and a cast of cool, customizable characters. Discover the open terrain, explore its hidden crevices, and conquer its peaks. Read more for details & the first screens ..

THQ Enters Strategic Multi-Property Publishing Agreement

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that it has entered into a two-property, multi-year publishing agreement with world-renowned PC development studio Relic Entertainment Inc. Creators of critically acclaimed real-time strategy (RTS) titles Homeworld and Impossible Creatures, Relic is regarded as a leader in the RTS genre. Homeworld won PC Gamer magazine's "Game of the Year" honor in 1999 and has franchise sales of more than 1.3 million units worldwide since its release. The first of the two projects included in the agreement is currently in development at Relic and scheduled to release in the second half of 2004. More details on this project will be released later this year.

Iraqi Most Wanted Playing Cards Computer Game Released

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 6:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silver Creek Entertainment announces the release of Iraqi Most Wanted Solitaire, a free Windows PC Solitaire game combined with the sought-after Iraqi most wanted playing cards that details the Iraqis that the US military is searching for. This solitaire game includes all of the cards from the infamous most wanted deck given to our armed forces. The game makes use of the latest advancements in PC technology to provide America's most played computer game, Solitaire, in a fresh new way.

SEGA's Lineup For E3 - Screens

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Illustrating its power as an independent content publisher, SEGA today announced its fall and winter lineup of nearly 20 entertainment and sports games to be featured at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2003. SEGA's E3 2003 lineup features a bold and diverse array of titles for the PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube and the GBA.

Update: We just added screens for about every game in the list, so enjoy!

Nicely Crafted Entertainment At E3

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 4:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nicely Crafted Entertainment Ltd. ("NiCE") today announced that they will be attending this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. NiCE is visiting E3 in association with the Department of Trade and Industry and will be showing their Massively Multiplayer Online Real Time Strategy game Time of Defiance on stand 2340, as well as showing off one of their next generation products behind closed doors.

Warthog To Develop 'Battlestar Galactica' For XB/PS2

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 1:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warthog plc Monday announced that it has been commissioned by Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) to create a multi-platform video game based around the classic science fiction TV series, Battlestar Galactica. This is the first time that the franchise has appeared on a games console. The interactive game, for PS2 and Xbox, is a story-driven space action- adventure. The game will be released in Q3 2003.. More info about this game and screens here!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 27, 2003 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • GTA: Vice City (Rockstar)
  • Sims: Superstar (EA)
  • Metal Arms: Glitch in the System (Vivendi)
  • Fair Strike (Buka)
  • Battle Mages (Buka)

  • Read more for download links ...

'Soul Calibur 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2003 @ 10:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SC2 features seven distinctive modes of game-play including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive, Weapon Master. Weapon Master is a "complete the mission" mode combined with an RPG twist. In this mode, the player can collect and equip their character with up to 200 different weapons, thus adding a deeper level of strategy to every new battle. Check out 20 new Xbox screens ..

'Secret Weapons Over Normandy' - Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2003 @ 10:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by its celebrated Secret Weapons series of classic World War II flight combat games, LucasArts' Secret Weapons Over Normandy brings the historic air battles of that era to PS2, Xbox, and PC this fall. Secret Weapons Over Normandy presents a dynamic, deeply engaging story-driven flight action experience that puts players in control of authentic World War II aircraft and challenges them to undertake the war's most dangerous missions. Check the new screens ...

JoWooD Has Signed A Deal With Bigben Interactive

by Thomas on April 26, 2003 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Austrian publisher JoWooD has signed a deal with Bigben Interactive which will see Bigben taking over publishing duties on 21 new titles for the PC, PSone and PS2 platforms in Germany, France, Benelux and Switzerland. Among the titles covered by the deal are Spellforce and Soldner: Secret Wars on the PC, while the "Giant" series of simulation games is also covered in the back catalogue of titles signed to Bigben.

'Hoyle Majestic Chess' Announced

by Thomas on April 26, 2003 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced that "Hoyle Majestic Chess" is currently in development for the PC and is scheduled to ship this July. Offering new and original features to entice beginners and challenge experienced players, "Hoyle Majestic Chess" is being developed at Novato, CA-based Fluent Entertainment by a highly experienced team that includes key members from the team that developed titles in the successful "Chessmaster" franchise.

Microsoft Announces 'Mythica'

by Thomas on April 26, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced the in-house development of "Mythica," a revolutionary online PC game that uses new Private Realms Technology to merge the depth and sophistication of a single-player game with the social experience of a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). "Mythica" is scheduled to arrive on store shelves in 2004.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 26, 2003 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku 2' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2003 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari adds to the success of the Dragon Ball Z franchise by introducing an all new role playing adventure game for the GBA. Capitalizing on the success of Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku, the best-selling role playing game for the GBA in 2002, Atari today announced Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II. Slated to release in June 2003, Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku II adds a thrilling new chapter that invites players to experience even more of the Dragon Ball Z story. Check out the fresh batch of screens..

'Freaky Flyers' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freaky Flyers drops players into the cockpit with the most unique and engaging cast of characters to ever explore, adventure, stunt fly and dogfight in the videogame skies. Intertwining stories and engaging aerial combat add to the excitement throughout completely open and interactive 3-D world environments. Adding to the intensity is multiplayer action that allows gamers to do battle head-to-head in aerial racing combat. Check out the new freaky screens ...

'LotR: The Return of the King' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Return of the King will let players journey through multiple gameplay paths, taking control of the motion picture trilogy’s heroes including Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Sam, and Frodo. Set in all of the breathtaking locations from the upcoming movie, The Return of the King’s third person gameplay will include immersive action and epic adventure elements based in rich, interactive levels. An all-new multiplayer co-op mode will let players form their own Fellowship before embarking on their journey through Middle-earth.

'Restaurant Empire' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starting with nothing except some cash and a passion for food, build your restaurant from the ground up. Hire waiters, decorate your restaurant and even cook the meals! Buy, build, outsell and out-price the competition. Enlight Software has just released a new patch for their restaurant sim bringing your retail copy to v1.13 (it comes in US and UK versions). The upgrade adresses some copy protection issues, some AI tweaks and various other fixes. Read more for detailed list and download links ...

'Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4' - Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drop into the ultimate skating challenge with Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4. Players take on the role of legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk and 13 other athletes as they skate through enormous free roaming levels, choose from 190 progressively harder goals and build their skills to perform 14 of the greatest skateboarding stunts of all time. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 delivers the deepest and most challenging gameplay experience in the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series. The game's enhanced career mode allows players to earn respect and the chance to take on all new pro goals by conquering a skater-specific Pro Challenge based on each skater's personal history (thanks VE3D). Read more and check out the trailer!

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

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in Somalia in 1993, DF: Black Hawk Down is based upon and around the Operation Restore Hope and Task Force Ranger campaigns and follows members of the elite Delta Force and US Army Rangers as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. NovaLogic has released another patch for DF: Black Hawk Down, upgrading their new special forces tactical FPS to v1.2.1. This upgrade is merely a "General Maintenance Update". Read more for download links ...

'Splinter Cell' (GBA) Ships - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2003 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The anticipation is over! Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell has shipped for the GBA. Game Boy Advance owners can now experience the thrill of the award-winning espionage thriller. Game Boy Advance fans can enjoy the original tension-filled storyline - complete with characters and locations endorsed by famous author Tom Clancy - plus something special just for Nintendo fans. By connecting the GameCube to the GBA and completing the GameCube version, players will be treated to 5 exclusive levels on the GBA.