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'Kombat' - Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kombat is the 3D RTS game with tactical wargame and RPG elements. The game uses the real army structure of years 39 - 45 with all main and specialized branches including reconnaissance, counterespionage and medical squads etc. All main countries - participants of that time war are playable in the game. Other countries activities are managed by AI. The gameplay is based on officer’s training system that was used during the WWII. The unique system of global and local AI provides a lot of gameplay innovations. The powerful in-house engine allows to use new strong technical features, read more to check out some screens ...

'Men of Valor: Vietnam' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Men of Valor: Vietnam is an historical action experience that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Combining the latest Unreal technology with the gameplay expertise of 2015, Men of Valor: Vietnam immerses the player in the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era. Read more for some new screens ...

'Championship Manager 5' - Game Details & Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos' Championship Manager series is undoubtedly the greatest football management game of all time. Over the last decade it has gone from strength to strength, making armchair managers out of millions of gamers. With it now being a truly mass-market game, Eidos has put together a dream team to ensure that Championship Manager 5 continues this fine heritage. Beautiful Game Studios boasts a 30-strong squad including 18 programmers, three researchers, two producers, two designers, an artist and a community manager, all aiming to maintain the addictive qualities that make the game such a winner. Read more for plenty of game details and the first screens ...

'Painkiller' - IRC Developer Chat

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Representatives from Dreamcatcher Games, developer People Can Fly and NVIDIA, will gather for an IRC chat session on Tuesday, March 2 @ 9:00 PM PST to discuss and answer questions about the highly-anticipated FSP "Painkiller." To participate, download the mIRC client at http://www.mirc.com, log onto the EnterTheGame server and proceed to the #PainKiller channel. Co-hosted by NVIDIA and the EnterTheGame Network, participants in the chat will also have an opportunity to win a GeForce FX 5700 Ultra graphics card.

'Phantom' Gaming System Playable At E3 2004

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infinium Labs, Inc. announced today it will be exhibiting at the 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo, the annual videogame industry conference being held May 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

'Drakengard' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix U.S.A., Inc. announced that Drakengard for the PlayStation2, ships to North American retailers today. Drakengard weaves action-packed gameplay with complex character and weapon development in the setting of a mysterious kingdom.

'Dead Man's Hand' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dead Man's Hand, a western-themed first-person-shooter, has shipped to retail outlets nationwide, Atari, Inc. announced today. The only first-person-shooter that turns gamers into cowboys, Dead Man's Hand features dramatic saloon fights, horseback chases and exploding gun powder barrels. Developed by Human Head Studios, the creators of the Rune series, Dead Man's Hand uses the Unreal technology from Epic Games to provide amazing graphics, non-stop action and enhanced multiplayer capabilities through Xbox Live. A PC version of the game will be released later this month.

'Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that Scooby-Doo! Mystery Mayhem, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and based on the classic Scooby-Doo! television series, is now available for the PlayStation2, Xbox and GameCube at retailers throughout North America.

'Spartan' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spartan is the third in a series of empire-building strategy games that includes the best-selling Legion and Chariots of War. partan focuses on one of the most influential civilisations in the history of mankind – the Ancient Greeks, and allows players to choose from 100 nations to lead to victory, including Sparta, renowned for its total dedication to the art of war and for producing the ultimate fighting machine of the ancient world – the Spartan Hoplite; probably most famous for the courageous last stand of 300 Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae in 480BC.

'SpellForce: The Breath of Winter' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 2:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions Software AG today officially announced the Add-On to SpellForce: The Order of Dawn named SpellForce: The Breath of Winter. The multi award winning RPS (Role-Playing-Strategy) Game has enthralled Real Time Strategy and RPG gamers alike and has been received to critical acclaim, winning a range of awards for its market performance. Read more for details ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 2, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco Secures GBA Video Rights for Nickelodeon Properties

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 10:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco Sales Inc.today announced an agreement with Nickelodeon to publish several episodes of the network's high-profile cartoon programs as part of its new Game Boy Advance Video product line.

'Coliseum' - Update Patch & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 7:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games has released a new patch (and updated demo) for Stormcloud Creations' gladiator-management sim Coliseum. This update brings your retail game to v1.6 and addresses several bugs & gameplay tweaks, and a few entirely new features such as the ability to bribe opponents, 10 new enchantments, a playoff display, and a quest mode. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

GameCube Nearly Sold Out In U.S.

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 7:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo Co. Ltd., which at one point stopped production on its GameCube video game console due to slack demand, has now nearly sold out of the console in the United States and is seeking to bring supplies in from elsewhere, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 3:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims changed the face of gaming in the new millennium and quickly became the #1 PC game of all time. In the next generation of The Sims, The Sims 2, players control their Sims over an entire lifetime for the first time. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all-new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new, amazingly life-like 3-D world. Experience the crazy, unpredictable ride of a Sim's lifetime in The Sims 2.

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 3:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts has released a new patch for BioWare's sci-fi 3D RPG Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. This update brings your retail game to v1.03 (contains the English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish editions all in one) and fixes a bug where the Walk key was not bindable, and some ATI Soft Shadow issue. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

id Software Recommends Nvidia's 'GeForce FX' For 'Doom 3'

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 3:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NVIDIA is pleased to announce that id Software recommends the GeForce FX family of graphics processing units for DOOM 3. This week, many of our add-in card and system builder partners have begun to display a special sticker on their retail packaging and company Websites to promote this recommendation to consumers. This marks a great achievement for GeForce FX GPUs. Look for this sticker on video cards equipped with a GeForce FX GPU and witness the mind-blowing detail of the DOOM 3 experience - the way it's meant to be played. To have a look at the sticker, please visit our DOOM 3 page on NVIDIA nZone, located at http://www.nvidia.com/object/nzone_doom3_home.html.

'Mashed' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 3:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mashed is a miniature arcade racing game under development at UK's Supersonic Studio, to be published by Empire Interactive. Up to 4 players will be able to compete at the same time, with one goal in mind: win at all costs - either by finishing first, either by destroying your opponents. Expected on store shelves June 2004 for PS2, Xbox and PC.

'Maestro' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 3:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Maestro is a Mike Oldfield creation and is aimed at users of all ages. Maestro aims to appeal to users on many levels: some will compete, others will meet and greet and use the world of Maestro to forge communities. Some will transform Maestro into the world's most magnificent chat room. Maestro has been hand-built, from the ground upwards with a unique philosophical vision. Read more to check some "odd" screens or download the demo...

"POSTAL 2: Share The Pain" to Ship In Europe

by Rainier on March 1, 2004 @ 1:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Since it seems like so many European countries are upset with America at the moment because of our foreign policy, we felt it was the ideal time to offer them a harmless means of venting their rage," explained Running With Scissors' honcho and international diplomat Vince Desi. "We sat down at the UN and reached an agreement with our European Allies to share our pain, as in POSTAL 2: Share The Pain."