Strategy First And Paradox Introduce 'Chariots of War' - Screens

by Thomas on March 18, 2003 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developers Paradox Entertainment and Slitherine Strategies have teamed up again and are pleased to announce Chariots of War, their new strategy title, scheduled to release in North America in Q2 2003.

'IndyCar Series' (PC/XB/PS2) - Genetically Developed

by Peter on March 18, 2003 @ 6:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Computer created racing drivers with the necessary skills and intelligence to compete in the US's IndyCar Series, the fastest and most intense motor racing championship on Earth, have been "genetically" developed for Codemasters' video game simulation IndyCar Series, coming to PS2, Xbox and PC. This genetic development of computer drivers is being used to form a complex Artificial Intelligence (AI) system that will control the player's racing opponents in the IndyCar Series game. Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Devastation' - New Screens

by Peter on March 18, 2003 @ 6:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set on post-apocalyptic Earth where survival and ultimate dominance are all that matters, Devastation is an action teamplay oriented first person shooter. Developed by Digitalo and powered by the heavily modified, next generation Unreal Engine technology, it pits teams of rebelling street fighters, gang leaders, mercenaries and ex-military fighters against overwhelming armies of high-tech corporate troopers. Read more for eight new screenshots.

Product Placement

by Peter on March 18, 2003 @ 5:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JAM International Partners, Inc. announced plans today to begin testing video game product placement effectiveness on behalf of its clients seeking to validate the power of this medium for brand communication. Working on an independent, third party basis with University of Wisconsin Assistant Professor Michelle R. Nelson, a leading academic researcher in the field of video game and film product placement, the quantitative research promises to be the first of its kind to be commissioned by a triumvirate of companies working in partnership on a product placement deal.

'MotoGP 2: Ultimate Racing' Technology

by Peter on March 18, 2003 @ 5:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

OUTSOURCING games specialist Babel Media has collaborated with THQ and Climax to localise Moto GP 2 in record time. The three companies worked closely together in a move away from the traditional relationship between developer, publisher and localisation company.

ATI Signs Pentium M Bus License Agreement With Intel

by Thomas on March 18, 2003 @ 4:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ATI Technologies today announced the company has reached agreement with Intel Corporation for a Pentium M processor bus license. This gives ATI the necessary rights to build integrated chipsets for PC platforms based on Intel Pentium M processors. Additional details of the agreement were not disclosed.

SEGA Rolls Out 'The King of Route 66' For PS2

by Thomas on March 18, 2003 @ 4:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America, Inc. today announced the release of "The King of Route 66" exclusively for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Challenging gamers to race from Illinois to California in a massive nitro-powered 18 Wheeler, "The King of Route 66" is the ultimate demolition derby-style big rig road trip.

Less Than One Month Left To Pre-Register for E3Expo 2003

by Thomas on March 18, 2003 @ 4:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Industry professionals who register before April 4th for E3Expo 2003, the world's most important show for interactive entertainment, can purchase exhibit and conference packages at reduced rates of up to $75 off. Package prices range from $275, offering three-day show floor admission only, to $475, allowing full access to workshops and conferences. Hundreds of never-before-seen computer and video game products will debut at E3Expo 2003, "Where Business Gets Fun."

'Batman: Dark Tomorrow' (XB/NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on March 18, 2003 @ 3:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nobilis, the newly established sales and marketing company are collaborating with Kemco to release the highly anticipated Batman: Dark Tomorrow on the Xbox and GameCube; the game will be available from all good retailers on 11th April 2003.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 18, 2003 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2003 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | 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 :

  • Rainbow 6 : RavenShield (Ubisoft)
  • F-Zero (Nintendo/Sega)
  • Silent Hill 3 (Konami)
  • WingCommander GBA (UbiSoft)
  • Copperhead Engine

    Read more for download links ...

'Smash Cars' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2003 @ 10:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

No rules radio-controlled racing through living off-road worlds with giant objects, giant animals and giant people. Get behind the wheel of your own RC car and be the first to the finish or nail some crazy stunts. Take 13 awesome toy cars across 13 expansive living levels, move up the ranks, win upgrades and find hidden secrets and shortcuts. Watch out or you might get too close to an unruly crocodile or a punk skateboarder. The road challenge awaits – do you dare? Read more to check out a fresh batch of screens ...

'Pax Romana' Renames Into 'City States: Stone to Steel' - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2003 @ 4:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This historically accurate game will allow you to relive the glory days of the Roman Empire. 'City States: Stone to Steel' (previously known as Pax Romana) is the first strategy game in which all the players must collaborate in order to survive, all the time vying amongst each other to ensure Rome's ultimate dominance. Read more for details and a batch of screens ...

'America's Army' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 17, 2003 @ 3:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It has been a while since the last America's Army patch but here it finally is. The game includes the first-person-perspective action game Operations, as well as Soldiers, the role-playing portion of America's Army in which players navigate life's challenges to achieve life goals. The new version contains an updated Unreal game engine, a new "Radio Tower" non-combatant rescue mission, better projectile penetration, incorporates ricochets and adds a large number of other additions, changes and bug fixes. Read more for detailed fixed list and download links ..

'Wish' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2003 @ 2:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mutable Realms today revealed that it has been working on a new category of games that provide unprecedented opportunities for people to meet online in a shared fantasy experience. The game, which has been under development for over a year, is titled "Wish", and is one of the most ambitious projects that the gaming industry has ever seen. Wish will be presented to the public at the upcoming Electronic Entertainment Expo from May 14 to 16 (thanks HomeLAN). Read more for details and screens...

'Championship Manager 4' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 17, 2003 @ 1:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SI Games are very excited to announce that the English version of CM4 has now officially gone to gold master, and the game will be released in the UK & Eire on March 28th, 2003. The non UK releases are due to go gold in the next couple of weeks, and should be out shortly after the UK release (specific release dates will follow when we have them). We are still working on trying to get distribution sorted for the Americas, and more info will follow about that in the coming weeks. Please note, if you live outside the UK and decide to import the UK version of the game, it is ONLY in English language. An updated demo of the game will be released in due course, a further announcement with regards to this will be made on Friday

'Mater Of Orion 3' Is #1 Best Selling PC Games

by Rainier on March 17, 2003 @ 1:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infogrames, Inc. is pleased to announce that robust first week sales of the space epic sequel Master of Orion 3 have made the game the Top-Selling PC Game for the week of February 23 - March 1, according to NPD sales data released last week. The game released worldwide on February 25, 2003.

'Pro Bass Fishing 2003' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 17, 2003 @ 12:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pro Bass Fishing 2003 is "a challenging and highly accurate bass-fishing simulation complete with real bass-fishing locations, authentic bass behavior and changing weather and water conditions, and complete personal customization for the ultimate virtual fishing experience". Your cast breaks the stillness of a picturesque lake. Movement underwater ripples the surface. Is it a Largemouth, Walleye or Muskie? Suddenly, there's a tug on the line! What a fighter! Do you have the skill to bring him in? Go download the demo and find out ...

'World Series Baseball 2K3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2003 @ 10:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World Series Baseball 2K3 marks the multi-platform debut of last year's must-have Xbox baseball title. The "King of Diamonds" returns stronger than ever and poised to make a run at a Yankee-like dynasty as it heads to the PS2 (already available on Xbox). And, just like the Bronx Bombers, WSB 2K3 spent the offseason improving what was already THE baseball franchise by adding an all-new ESPN broadcast presentation, more classic uniforms for every team, player-specific batting stances and pitching styles for Hall of Fame players, and historic ballparks. WSB 2K3's unrivaled gameplay gives users what they asked for, including: a jump button for home run-robbing snatches and line drive-snaring grabs, user-controlled leadoffs, drag bunts, improved double play animations, power swings, and more. This year, WSB 2K3 is in a league of its own!

'The Hulk' (Xbox/PS2/NGC/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since his creation by Stan Lee in 1962, the Hulk has become one of Marvel’s most well known and popular characters around the world. Expanding from his comic-book origins, the Hulk has been seen in video games, books, TV and countless other mediums. Now, with the release of the blockbuster Ang Lee film in Summer 2003, Universal will bring the Hulk to life like never before. Check out 6 brand new screens ...