by Thomas on May 13, 2003 @ 6:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Atari, Inc. and Corus Entertainment's Nelvana today announced that they have finalized deal terms for Atari to have the exclusive license to develop video games based on the hit television series, Beyblade. Atari and Nelvana plan to bring Beyblade video game titles to console systems later this year.
by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Empire Interactive plc, a leading AIM listed computer games developer and publisher, announces that it has signed a distribution deal with leading Japanese games company, SEGA for the release of Warrior Kings: Battles and Ghost Master in Japan. Under the terms of the agreement, SEGA will distribute the titles on the PC Platform.
by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Set in the near future, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury is a gritty, real-world first-person shooter (FPS) in which the player fills the combat boots of an elite Delta Force operative. When a female Russian double-agent discovers information on "Red Mercury" - a secret substance that can be used as a nuclear accelerant - the player is hand-picked by the National Security Agency (NSA) to pursue the Red Mercury before it is used to build backpack nuclear devices and sold to terrorist organizations. Check out the nifty screens ...
by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Activision is unleashing a one-man cybernetic wrecking crew with the announcement of TRINITY, a new first person action game for the PC and Xbox. Set in the year 2013, TRINITY transports players into a dark alternate future where a deadly plague threatens to destroy the city of New Orleans. As the mysterious "Nightstalker," a bio-technically enhanced one-man vigilante force, players will cut a swath of destruction through the Big Easy as they attempt to uncover the source of the deadly virus, and save the city from impending disaster. The PC version of the game is being created by Gray Matter Studios the development team behind Return to Castle Wolfenstein. The Xbox version is being developed by Vicarious Visions. TRINITY is expected to ship in 2004
by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under
E3 - Pre - E3 2003
Inspired by Hong Kong action films, the game lets players assume the role of tough-as-nails detective Nick Kang, bent on settling a personal vendetta with the L.A. underworld. As Kang, players will be able to dispense their own personal brand of justice through automotive combat, a variety of rib cracking martial arts moves and the business end of dual 45s.
by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Earlier today we had a quick press release with some of the highlights of the pre-e3 MicroSoft/Xbox press event held yesterday, now we have the first screens coming in from our reporter in the field. Later on we will have impressions/first look articles coming as well... For now enjoy the Halo2, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Project Gotham Racing 2, Kameo: Elements of Power, Conker: Live and Uncut, True Fantasy Live Online, Xbox Music Mixer, Amped, BC, Links 2004, Crimson Skies, CounterStrike, Fable, Voodoo Vince, MidTown Madness3, TopSpin, Sudeki, NHL Rivals 2004 and NFL Fever 2004 ... Njoy!
by Rainier on May 13, 2003 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Toronto-based Groove Games, a global publisher of interactive entertainment software, announced today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the signing of a game development deal with Brainbox Games. Also based in Toronto, Brainbox Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of Digital Extremes, will create two games under the agreement with the first title for the PC already in development.
by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under
To avoid cluttering up the page i will just round up several acticles and add them here as they come in .. Latest Updates :
by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Rise of Nations combines the epic scope of traditional turn-based strategy games with the fast-paced action of RTS games. The game allows players to create new cities, improve their city infrastructure and expand national borders. Players have the option to win through military might using everything from slingshots to cannons to stealth bombers, corner the market on key commodities, and wheel and deal with a wide variety of Nations. In the trial version, gamers can choose between four of the 18 nations featured in the retail version of Rise of Nations. Players will be able to play through the tutorial and then try their hand on the field of battle on one of four different map types. Read more for download links ...
by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Tiger Hill Entertainment, a new interactive entertainment studio backed by famed film director, John Woo, today announced its operations and its mission to redefine the action/adventure video game genre with its innovative approach to interactive entertainment development and production. Founded to take advantage of the creative talents of John Woo and his producing partner, Terence Chang, the company announced world-renowned video game developer, SEGA as its premier partner to establish itself as a leader in the interactive entertainment industry (thanks VE3D). Read more for details ...
by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 2:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Logitech today announced the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro and Logitech Attack 3 joysticks for PC and Mac. On display at the E3 tradeshow in Los Angeles, the joysticks will be available this summer on retail shelves in the U.S. and at www.logitech.com. Pricing is not yet available. Read more for details ...
by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Today we present another massive screens gallery filled with all of Sega's upcoming titles they will display at the E3 convention in LA, which kicks off Wednesday. We got screens from :
- NCAA College Basketball 2K4 (PS2/Xbox)
- NBA 2K4 (PS2/Xbox)
- NFL 2K4 (PS2/Xbox)
- NHL 2K4 (PS2/Xbox)
- Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution
- Virtual-On Marz (PS2)
- Vectorman (PS2)
- Sonic Adventure DX (NGC)
- Billy Hatcher and the Giant Egg (NGC)
- Phantasy Star Online III Card Revolution (NGC)
- Otogi: Myth of Demons (XB)
by Thomas on May 12, 2003 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Sony Online Entertainment announced today that it is adding incentives to EverQuest II, the parallel online universe to the hugely successful gaming phenomenon EverQuest, to reward current EverQuest players for the time they have invested enjoying the original title. The incentives will include exclusive crossover quest zones in each game that will be accessible only by subscribers of both games, allowing characters in EverQuest and EverQuest II to gain access to hidden treasures, an EverQuest II in-game reward for loyal fans, and additional features to be disclosed over the coming months for ongoing EverQuest and EverQuest II players. EverQuest II is expected to ship to U.S. and Canadian retail stores this winter.
by Thomas on May 12, 2003 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under
SEGA today announced that it will deliver its top-selling franchise of all time -- Sonic The Hedgehog -- to the largest audience of gamers worldwide, launching four new Sonic The Hedgehog games on all next-generation console and handheld platforms this fiscal year. The highly-anticipated "Sonic Heroes," an all-new title in the Sonic The Hedgehog series, will debut on the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo GameCube and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Additionally, building off the success of the Sonic franchise on Nintendo GameCube, SEGA will release "Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut" exclusively for Nintendo GameCube. Finally, Sonic will return to the Game Boy Advance with the release of "Sonic Pinball Party" and "Sonic Battle."
by Thomas on May 12, 2003 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Visual Concepts Entertainment, a SEGA development studio, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with ESPN, The Worldwide Leader in Sports, for its "2K4" lineup of video games. Only one year after joining forces to deliver the most authentic and realistic sports simulation video games, including ESPN's trademarked presentation features, the two sports powerhouses are taking integration to the next level. The expanded relationship will incorporate even more ESPN elements into the critically acclaimed "2K" franchises, including ESPN commentators, as well as an increased marketing alliance between the two brands.
by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Gotham Games announced today that it will release the thrilling driving shooter Starsky & Hutch, under license with Sony Pictures Consumer Products, for the PlayStation, Xbox, and PC in North America this fall.
by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Alias is a third-person action adventure containing a unique blend of action and stealth that puts you under fire and under pressure. Utilize your incredible spyware and array of disguises to complete the most dangerous covert missions across the globe. Experience all the heart-stopping action and tension of the award winning TV series.
by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Cries of “He’s on Fire” and “Boomshakalaka” will once again fill the hardwood arenas of the NBA, as Acclaim Sports today unveiled its latest installment of NBA JAM for the next-generation consoles. Developed by Acclaim Studios Austin, NBA JAM, the grand-daddy of all arcade-style basketball games, has sold more than 6 million units worldwide. This fall, NBA JAM returns with its trademark over-the-top, arcade-style 3-on-3 gameplay, “On Fire”, “Big Head” mode and hot spots, as well as all-new rim-rocking moves specifically designed for the next-generation gaming systems.
by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under
The developer JOYLABS, consisting of the development team of the former game developer WESTKA Interactive (Cologne, Germany) and conducted by industry veteran Thomas Schaefer, has decided to stop the further development on the “The Y-Project” in favour of the complete new PC game title “DAS REICH 2005” (draft title). Read more for some info and a first weapons screen...
by Rainier on May 12, 2003 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Commandos 3 takes the stunningly detailed graphics and compelling gameplay of the series to a whole new level. The game features a new interior engine that enables you to rotate the detailed environments and zoom in and out. Prepare your Commandos as enemy bombing raids lay waste to environments, requiring you to change your tactics and approach. Eidos has just released their E3 trailer showing off about 30 seconds of movie goodness. Read more for download links ...