Ubisoft & 1C Teams Up For 'The Battle of Britain' - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft revealed plans today to expand its line of flight Sims through a partnership with 1C: Maddox Games. The publishing deal includes the announcement of The Battle of Britain, a brand new World War II flight simulation game, which is expected to build on the enormous success of the IL-2 Sturmovik franchise. Ubisoft also plans to publish an expansion pack for IL2 Sturmovik Forgotten Battles that will let owners of Forgotten Battles take to the skies again, to engage in more World War II dogfights alone or with players around the world via the internet.

'Scooby-Doo! Two: Monsters Unleashed' (PC/GBA) Announced

by Thomas on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced that Scooby-Doo! Two: Monsters Unleashed, based on the Warner Bros. Studios feature film of the same name, is in development for Game Boy Advance and PC. Scooby-Doo! Two: Monsters Unleashed is scheduled to ship in early 2004, in conjunction with the film's theatrical release.

'Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne' Goes GOLD!

by Thomas on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 4:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games, the world-renowned publishing division of Take-Two Interactive Software announced today that Max Payne 2:The Fall of Max Payne for PC has officially gone gold and is currently in manufacturing. Developed by Remedy Entertainment, the sequel to the original film-noir action thriller, Max Payne, will be in stores in North America on October 15, 2003 and in Europe on October 24, 2003.

Nokia N-Gage Mobile Game Deck Invades North America

by Thomas on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 4:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As typical with any new game platform launch, gamers across North America created and took part in activities in celebration of the N-Gage mobile game deck's October 7 on-sale date. Flash mobs were seen yesterday in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, and a mysterious N-Gage crop circle was discovered in Minnesota. Gamers also took to the street to perform street art and leave reminders that the N-Gage game deck would take gaming to the next level. And more festivities in celebration of the N-Gage game deck's availability are planned for the coming days.

1,000,000 Await 'Pro Evolution Soccer 3'

by Thomas on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced that European pre-orders for its eagerly awaited Pro Evolution Soccer 3 football title for PlayStation 2 have exceeded one million units, continuing the success of its Japanese predecessor, Winning Eleven 7, which sold an incredible one million copies within a three-week period. Pro Evolution Soccer 3 is released across Europe on October 17th, with a PC version to follow in November

'Haunted Mansion' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2003 @ 2:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The theme park attraction that hosts millions of foolish mortals each year becomes both a major motion picture and video game. Solve unique puzzles, uncover hidden clues and put unwelcome evil spirits to rest, as you navigate through Disney's world famous Haunted Mansion. With amazing game environments inspired by the film and the ride, you'll be dying to give this game a try!

'Space Empires: Starfury' - Available Now

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2003 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The highly anticipated action RPG Space Empires: Starfury, developed by Malfador Machinations and published by Shrapnel Games is now available in stores! Space Empires: Starfury is the next installment in the best selling Space Empires series. This time the action is up close and personal as players command a starship on an action packed quest of their own making! With a dynamic universe to freely explore, intense tactical combat, and the ability to completely customize your vessel, Space Empires: Starfury is a science fiction fan's delight. Whether you're a longtime fan of Space Empires, or simply someone who enjoys romping around the galaxy, you'll find Space Empires: Starfury to be one hell of a ride across the stars.

New Orleans Media Experience

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2003 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The New Orleans Media Experience is a "MediaFest" to join such signature events as The Big Easy's world-famous Mardi Gras and Jazz & Heritage Festival. "The Experience" will be held in New Orleans for the first time ever from October 26th to November 1st, 2003. "The Experience" will highlight the convergence of film, advertising, music, videogames, graphic design, and more. It will also offer an array of panels, symposiums, professional speakers and moderators all aiming to connect these industries and heighten the progress of each. There will film premiers such as "Hypnotic", video game pre-release exhibitions and demos, as well as Photography and Digital Video Workshops, where one can learn from world leaders in the intuitive development of today's and tomorrow's creative storytellers and image makers!

'EyeToy: Groove' - Track Listing

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2003 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe is pleased to announce the 25 fully licensed music tracks that will feature in the brand new dancing game, 'EyeToy: Groove'.

Released in November 2003, 'EyeToy: Groove' utilises the PlayStation2's exclusive EyeToy technology, and gives everyone a chance to fulfil their dreams of being able to dance live on TV! By linking the EyeToy USB camera to a PlayStation 2 the player(s) will feature live on their TV screen enabling them to dance along with the on screen prompts... Read more for full list of artists and tracks!

MAX Memory 16MB For PS2

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2003 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Datel, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of video game enhancement products, has announced the release of MAX Memory 16MB for the PlayStation2.

MAX Memory is a massive 16MB memory card, loaded with features that can't be found on any other PlayStation2 storage device. In addition to Datel's Memory Management software, which allows users to load, swap, delete, and compress game saves, allowing up to 10 times the standard storage space, MAX Memory will feature online connectivity through any PS2 broadband adapter. Also included is a disc preloaded with game-busting saves for over 100 of the latest and greatest PS2 games.

'Half-Life Rally' - Screens

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2003 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HL Rally.net released some new screens (also available below) "a remodelled Subaru Impreza, a brand new Skoda Fabia, a stylish new look for the Lancer Evolution".. Half-Life Rally is a racing modification for the highly acclaimed and everlastingly popular game, Half-Life by Valve Software. Unlike most mods currently being made for the Half-Life Engine, the goal of HL-Rally is not to blast your enemy to smitherines with relentless repetition prone to excessive cheating and hacks, but to race cars and be the first and fastest across the finish line, out-running your opponents in any way possible to gain a few milliseconds on them.

'Half-Life 2' - Source Leak Update

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2003 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shacknews got some more details on the recent Half-Life 2 source leak from Gabe Newell (thanks Blues). Here is a clip:

1) We've taken our network connection down to pretty much a minimum. We're still finding machines internally that have been compromised.

2) The suite of tools that the attacker was using included the modified version of RemotelyAnywhere (basically a Remote Desktop-style remote admin tool), Haxker Defender (a process, registry key and file hiding tool), the key logger, and various networking utilities that allowed them to transfer files (compressors, NetCat, and FTP). We also are pretty sure they were sniffing our network to gather passwords and other information. Haxker Defender includes a file system driver that allows an attacker to have stuff on your machine that is invisible, unless you do something like mount the drive under another OS that has NTFS support.

We have determined one way of detecting some infected machines, which is using a connection viewer to detect connections to anomalous hosts external to our network.

We still don't know their entry method.

New Warcraft III Bonus Map

by Thomas on Oct. 5, 2003 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official site for Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne now offers a new special Bonus map (156K) named Typhoon.. You find the map and all info here!

'Battlefield Command: Europe at War 1939 - 1945' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2003 @ 7:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take command of a wide range of military units in some of WWII's most significant battles in this groundbreaking Tactical RTS. The game's epic visual style redefines the standard for real-time strategy titles; whilst the outcome of the player's commands are experienced through depth of detail and stunning cutting edge graphics. An incredibly detailed game, Battlefield Command, will cover WWII's major European battles from the invasion of Poland and France in 1939-40, through the war on the Eastern front, and the fall of Germany in 1945. You got to check these sweet screens!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2003 @ 6:22 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 :

  • Commandos 3: Destination Berlin - Trailer
  • Manhunt (PS2) - Trailer
  • Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicles - Trailer
  • Judge Dredd vs Judge Death - Trailer
  • Crash Nitro Kart (Xbox) - Trailer
  • Batman: Rise Of Sin Tzu - Trailer
  • Sabotage 1943 - Trailer
  • Otogi 2 - Trailer
  • The Sims 2 - Trailer
  • Monster 4x4: Masters Of Metal - Trailer

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

'BF1942: Forgotten Hope' - Mod Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2003 @ 6:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forgotten Hope Beta 0.5 is about 50% complete and features a huge number of planes, tanks and battleships - not only beautifully modelled, but also simulated in a very realistic way. To top it all off there is a choice of new maps as well. The FH Mod team has released a pair of new patches bringing their BF1942 mod to v0.5d (they initially released 0.5c, but a few bugs crept in so they immediately issued a 0.5d fix). This patch fixes numerous issues, highlights are two all-new amazing maps; Adak Island and Hailar. Read more for download links ...

'Blade and Sword' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2003 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining Diablo-like action elements and Street Fighter combats together, Blade and Sword blends computer Role-Playing and Action-RPG with amazing action and breath-holding martial arts from ancient China. This multiplayer game allows players to design up to five different combo attacks and features more than 30 levels. Developed by Pixel Studio, Blade and Sword is anticipated to be released for PC in Q4 2003. Read more for screens ...

'Shade: Wrath of Angels' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2003 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A mystery older than mankind itself. A secret more frightening than one can imagine is waiting for him. Waiting for YOU. Ingenious storytelling lets you uncover the truth about the horrors slumbering within mother Earth, waiting for the moment to send its servants to unleash hell. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Need for Speed Underground' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2003 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the world of urban street racing and high performance tuner cars with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today’s most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and many more, building the ultimate street machine by earning cash to pay for custom body kits and a host of licensed car performance mods. But just creating a custom street racing machine will not get you to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing. Check out the new & shiny screens!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2003 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News