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'War Of The Ring' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 6:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Using the latest in Real-Time, 3D technology, pitched battles will erupt over the epic landscape of Middle-earth. Control heroes and battle alongside armies of Dwarves, Elves, and Humans as they fight for control of Tolkien’s World! Or choose to control the forces of Darkness and battle alongside Sauron and the Nazgul to claim control over Middle-earth forever. Today we serve up some character art and its looking good!

Atari Brings 'SuperMan' To NGC/GBA

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 5:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari announced plans to release Superman: Shadow of Apokolips for the Nintendo GameCube and announced the upcoming Superman: Countdown to Apokolips for the Game Boy Advance ­ both titles are scheduled for release in March 2003. Developed by Infogrames’ Sheffield House and based on the Warner Bros. and DC Comics hit animated series, The New Superman Adventures. Superman: Shadow of Apokolips for Nintendo GameCube is a port of the successful version currently available on PS2, and also features voice acting by the original cast, a sweeping orchestral score and more than 30 minutes of stunning cinematics.

'All-Star Baseball 2004' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 4:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With only one week left until the release of All-Star Baseball 2004, Acclaim send us an in-depth scouting report on a few of the 80 new features that Acclaim Studios Austin have been working on in the off-season. Stay tuned - each week we'll provide you with even more stats that illustrate why All-Star Baseball 2004 will once again be voted the #1 baseball video game among consumers. This Week: A more in-depth look at video game baseball's deepest franchise mode and the inclusion of online downloadable rosters for both PS2 and Xbox. Read more for screens and info ...

'Championship Manager 4' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 4:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Championship Manager 4 is the next generation of football management games offering more players, leagues and competitions than any other title. For the first time ever in the series, Championship Manager 4 features a 2D match engine enabling you to make tactical decisions as the action unfolds. Watch the whole match or choose to view the highlights.

'TRON 2.0' - Ship Date & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 3:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Monolith Productions highly anticipated PC game TRON 2.0 will ship to retail stores Aug. 26, 2003. Inspired by TRON, the groundbreaking science fiction film, TRON 2.0 is a story-driven, first-person action title that digitizes gamers into the computer world. Playing as Jet Bradley, son of ENCOM programmer Alan Bradley from the film, gamers will race on light cycles, battle corruption both inside and outside of the computer world, and explore locations including the Internet Hub, Firewall and light cycle Game Grid. Disney/Monolith has also launched the official website...

'Grand Prix Challenge' (PS2) - Ship Date & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 2:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On March 4, 2003, Infogrames' Melbourne House delivers Grand Prix Challenge - the most exciting Formula One racing gaming to date - for the PS2. Recreating the entire racing experience and bringing the world and environments to life, Grand Prix Challenge captures the authentic look and feel of driving a high-performance F1 machine. Featuring a total of 11 official racing teams, 22 drivers and all 17 tracks, the game delivers extremely detailed graphics, incredible handling and high-speed gameplay. Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Inside Pitch 2003' Announced (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 2:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today its first baseball title for the Xbox, "Inside Pitch 2003." This Xbox Live enabled title will begin turning double plays, throwing brush back pitches and clearing the fences for the 2003 Major League Baseball season. Nomar Garciaparra will appear on the cover and serve as spokesperson for "Inside Pitch 2003." Joining the All-Star shortstop on the "Inside Pitch 2003" roster is the top broadcast team of Joe Buck and Tim McCarver. Read more for details and screens.

'Toca Race Driver' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 1:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters has just released a new beta demo of Pro Race Driver (a.k.a Toca Race Driver) offering a renewed opportunity to try out this upcoming touring car racing simulation by Codemasters. The demo (courtesy of PC Format magazine and Blackhole Motorsports) lets you test run in a Proton Satria GTi on the Monza track, and a two lap race in a Lexus LS200 around the short (Indy) circuit at Brands Hatch (thanks 3DGamers).

'Anarchy Online' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 1:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom has released a new patch for their MMORPG Anarchy Online bringing your retail copy to v14.7.10. The patch improves the "invisible NPC" situation, gives Path-finding functionality a thorough quality upgrade, fixes a text rendering problem with nVIDIA 40.72 drivers and more. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Wallace & Gromit' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 12:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In 'Wallace & Gromit' players will rescue young animals from the clutches of mischievous monkeys and thwart Feathers McGraw's twisted and diabolical plan for total zoo domination. Set in an immersive 3D world, the player is cast as Gromit and is challenged to solve puzzles and locate keys in order to rescue the young animals. Machine parts, located throughout the game's many testing levels, must also be gathered so that the ever-inventive Wallace can create a marvellous contraption with which to deal the final knockout blow to the dastardly Feathers and his vile plans. Check out the new Xbox and PS2 screens ...

'Ice Nine' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bam Entertainment's "Ice Nine" is one of their upcoming PS2 (also coming for the GBA) titles, inspired by the upcoming Al Pacino and Colin Farrell movie "The Recruit". Ice Nine suggest a stealth action game, aimed at the effort to stop the Ice Nine computer virus. Today we have some more screens for you to enjoy!

'A Sound Of Thunder' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 12:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bam Ent. is hard at work on their cross platform title "A Sound Of Thunder" based on Ray Bradbury's classic story (and also upcoming movie). Its all about hunting dinosaur's Jurrasic Park style. Don’t change anything in the past, don’t leave anything behind and don’t bring anything back. Unfortunately someone screwed up… Today we have some new PS2/Xbox screens for you to njoy!

Infogrames Ships 'Master of Orion 3'

by Thomas on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. announced today that the highly-anticipated and long-awaited sequel in the space epic Master of Orion 3 has been experiencing pre-orders significantly above expectations, and the game will ship out to retail stores globally, to more than 20 major countries around the world.

'Heroes Of M&M IV4 : Winds of War' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While some other places seem to have put up a 'HOMM4 Winds of War' game announcement, the game was already announced last year and went gold last month. Instead 3DO let us know that they have shipped the Heroes of Might and Magic IV: Winds of War expansion pack to stores and should appear on shelves any time now. In the second expansion to the best-sellingfantasy turn-based strategy game, players battle fantastic creatures and face fierce armies across 45 action-packed maps.

'Motor City Online' Runs Out Of Fuel

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting August 29, 2003, Motor City will no longer be in service. After a fun run of over a year of online racing, Electronic Arts has made the decision to close Motor City Online in order to focus resources on future games. "Please check your email associated with your Motor City Online game account for updates and more information on what this closure means to you. We hope you've enjoyed the game as much as we have and that we'll see you again in another great EA game! " EA is offering subscribers a free copy of either The Sims Online or Ultima Online, provided they accept the offer prior to the end of MCO billing and are over 13 years of age. You can read the MCO team's farewell right here.

'Indiana Jones & The Emperor's Tomb' (Xbox) In Stores NOW!

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Indiana Jones is back -- better than ever and on store shelves today. LucasArts today announced the retail availability of the epic action-adventure game Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb on the Xbox (which brings everyone's favorite archeologist to life as never before). LucasArts' highly anticipated latest installment in the Indiana Jones series is already topping many editors' lists as the hot game of the season.

'Prelude to Darkness' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pyrrhic Tales: Prelude to Darkness is a dark, sophisticated fantasy CRPG featuring complex, turn-based tactical combat, 3D graphics, a skill-based character advancement system, and an intricate, involved plot. Prelude thrives on the tradition of true role-playing games, allowing players to craft a diverse team and become part of a large and intricate world with a rich history, hundreds of non-player characters, and nearly endless paths and subplots. Hot on the heels of the previous release, a new patch for Prelude to Darkness is available to take the top-down 3D role-playing game by Zero Sum Software to version v1.46. This release addresses a save game problem that had apparently crept into v1.45 (thanks 3DGamers).

'Smash up Derby' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lemon Int. released some more screens fom 'Smash up Derby', a fast and dynamic arcade racing game bringing the idea of destruction derby back to the new millennium! In this game, like in no other, you will face competition with expanded, heavily tuned cars who, apart from aiming to win, will do all to crash your car and get you out of the race. The adrenaline rush derby will hit shelves in January 2003. The game is developed by CITY interactive. Read more to check out the goodies ...

'Breed' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Breed is a cutting-edge science-fiction shoot-em up, which skilfully blends addictive, accessible, free-roaming gameplay with cutting-edge, state-of-the-art technology to expand not only the gameplay potential, but also the players perceived freedom within the game world. Utilising both 1st and 3rd person viewpoints, players can freely take control of a variety of units and vehicles – from standard ground troops to APCs and Dropships – to do battle with The Breed both in orbit and on the Earths surface. The objective is simple: Halt the invasion of The Breed and stop the destruction of mankind.

'Outlaw VolleyBall' (Xbox) Gets Impressive SoundTrack Producer

by Rainier on Feb. 26, 2003 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Music producer and videogame fan, Nile Rodgers who produced mega hits such as Madonna's "Like A Virgin" and David Bowie's "Let's Dance" will be lending his talents to Simon & Schuster Interactive's "Outlaw Volleyball: Spike or Die" videogame soundtrack (Xbox Live; Available: June 2003; Rated: "RP" by the ESRB). Rodgers will be the executive producer of the music in this much anticipated videogame.