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'Exarch' (PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire building in the game will consist of controlling world, ports, and building within the universe. By controlling these things the players will gain both monetary and strategic benefits. As is the goal with any empire building game, players will be striving to build the biggest and most impressive empire in the entire universe. They will battle over territories, and property, and make deals and alliances with other players. Check these new spiffy screens ....

'MotoGP 2' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotoGP 2 for PC and Xbox Live! offers eight different racing modes including: Stunt, GP, time trial, Training challenges, tag, Live, multi-player & single race, customizable bikes and all of the riders from the real 2002 MotoGP class. Players can create custom riders and race them online at 60 frames per second with up to 16 riders on one track during a single race. Players can also utilize Microsoft’s online voice communication to talk trash with the nearest competitor at speeds that will make their voices crack and their knees buckle. Check out these new Xbox/PC screens...

'Next Generation Tennis 2003' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 2003 version of this game includes many innovations: exclusive new animations with no more latency in controls, super realistic courtside details like ball boys, showtime match presentations, experience points to increase your player's skills, bonus courts and players etc. And of course, for even more realism, you will find the official courts of Roland Garros and US Open as well as real life tennis stars. NGT: the true ace of tennis games.

'Breed' - Intro Movie Available NOW

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | 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 player's perceived freedom within the game world. (thanks VE3D). Read more for download links ...

'VietCong' - Single Player Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acting as an elite soldier, players of “Vietcong” command the A-team, part of the U.S. Special Forces, in realistically represented Vietnamese environments. Players will lead as many as six expertly trained soldiers through 20 dramatic missions, and follow a storyline that captures the danger, fear and unpredictability of the war itself. The full-featured multiplayer mode also allows gamers to play as U.S. Special Forces or Vietcong soldiers and to battle over specially designed levels. This new single player demo features the "Crash In The Jungle" mission. After your huey goes down, you and your five-man squad need to make your way through the jungle to rescue another team. Read more for download links ...

'Restaurant Empire' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starting with nothing except some cash and a passion for food, build your restaurant from the ground up. Hire waiters, decorate your restaurant and even cook the meals! Buy, build, outsell and out-price the competition. Enlight Software has just released a new patch for their restaurant sim bringing your retail copy to v1.14 (it comes in US and UK versions). The upgrade mainly seems to adress issues already listed in last patch. Read more for detailed list and download links ...

'Call of Duty' - Screens

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set on the battlefields of the 20th century's most monumental conflicts, the series will thrust players into gripping, cinematic, authentic warfare. As unsung heroes, players experience the war from the perspective of multiple characters from numerous countries, each with varying roles and duties and who fight along side fellow soldiers in epic battle sequences. The Call of Duty brand will support Activision's multi-platform strategy and include both console and PC games. Check out these 4 impressive screens ...

'Chaser' - Screens

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaser is set in the year 2044 with players taking the role of John Chaser who, at the beginning of the game, wakes up suffering from amnesia on board the spaceship HMS Majestic being pursued by a crack team of heavily armed shocktroop soldiers. The game then takes players into an apocalyptic future set on Earth and Mars. Some new screens for you to enjoy ...

'Half-Life 2' Confirmed For Xbox

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamesindustry.biz let us know that it's been confirmed that an Xbox version of Half-Life 2 is in development, with Valve's Doug Lombardi telling German Xbox magazine AreaXbox that the console port is underway.

"Yes, we're also working on an Xbox version, though not releasing any specific details on that until after E3," says Mr Lombardi.

This doesn't rule out versions on other consoles - it seems unlikely that AreaXbox would have asked about PS2 or GameCube versions - but given the difficulty of porting the title to those platforms, we'd suspect that the Xbox will be the only console to see Half-Life 2.

'Mad Dog 2: The Lost Gold' - Ships

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Leisure announced today the release of a remastered version of the American Laser Games' smash arcade hit Mad Dog 2: The Lost Gold. The race with the notorious outlaw Mad Dog McCree and his gang of henchmen to the lost Spanish treasure now features superior video quality and is compatible with the full range of Windows operating systems.

'Stuntman' (PS2) Joins Platinum Collection

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced today that Stuntman for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, will be relaunched as part of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's "Platinum" range this summer. To be eligible for the special collection, each game must be available at retail for more than nine months and boast sales in excess of 500,000 units.

'Counter-Strike' (Xbox) - Screens

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 6:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Xbox version of the popular PC multiplayer shooter will contain all the current content of the PC version plus all of the content of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero single player game. There will be some Xbox exclusive content as well, including at least five new multiplayer levels, two new weapons (the Syringe and Machete) and some graphical improvements including 24 bit textures and better lighting and particle effects.. Check out the first 12 screenshots of the Xbox version below!

'World of Warcraft' Beta Information

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 6:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A post on the official forum for World of Warcraft let us know that the beta is expected to begin sometime between August and October (thanks VE3D). Here is the full clip:

The beta is expected to begin sometime in Q3 (Sometime between August and October). It will be done in stages. That is all the information we have at this time, please watch the World of Warcraft site for any news.

'Colin McRae Rally 04' (PS2/XB) At E3 - Screens

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally, one of the games market's most valuable and acclaimed motor sport franchises, returns this year as Codemasters confirms Colin McRae Rally 04, a PlayStation 2 and Xbox addition to the genre-leading 6 million-selling series. Due this November, Colin McRae Rally 04 will have players driving on the very edge of control as the series' sublime car handling combines with new championships, new single and multiplayer gaming modes, and unique car part testing challenges to win advanced technology for your car. Read more for details and screens ...

Stick A Pin In 'Voodoo Vince' For Xbox - Screens

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Go ahead and dive under the falling safe, jump into the high-speed blender and flail into the blazing fire - the man of burlap can handle it! Microsoft Game Studios announced today that "Voodoo Vince" for Xbox will careen onto the scene this Autumn. "Voodoo Vince" allows players to explore and fight as a tattered but unrelenting voodoo doll as he explores the depths of the Louisiana Bayou full of outrageous levels and over-the-top characters. "Voodoo Vince" is the only game where kicking your own butt leads to victory!

Update: Added a batch of 20 new screens ...

'Titans of Steel: Warring Suns' - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 5:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Titans of Steel: Warring Suns is set in the far future where 4 races are fighting for Galactic domination. It was not before long that none of the fighting races could afford high casualties. The distance being battled over was over hundreds of light years. In order to be able to have an effective fighting force a new way of waging wars was developed. Fighting forces are formed into battle squads and the main fighting units are Titan Attack Techs better know as Titan-ATs.

'Burnout 2: Point Of Impact: Developer's Cut' (Xbox) Ships

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 5:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building on the success of its award-winning arcade racing video game, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today shipped Burnout 2: Point of Impact - Developer's Cut exclusively for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Featuring exclusive content and bonus features, Burnout 2: Point of Impact - Developer's Cut includes 21 additional custom car skins, 15 additional crash junctions, a customizable soundtrack option, true 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound support and an online worldwide leaderboard functionality via Xbox Live.

'Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights' Added To Greatest Hits Collection

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 5:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced that Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system will be added this spring to Sony Computer Entertainment America's "Greatest Hits" collection -- one of the first third-party titles based on a kids' license to be included. Developed by THQ's internal studio, Heavy Iron Studios, Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights originally launched in May 2002. The game is based on the classic Scooby-Doo! TV series and features its original characters and villains with the celebrity voice talent of Don Knotts, Tim Conway and Tim Curry. Beginning May 1, Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99 at retail outlets nationwide as part of the "Greatest Hits" program.

'Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven' Ranks As #1 For March In U.S.

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 5:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc.'s Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven was the #1 selling video game for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system for the month of March, according to NPD TRSTS Data. Additionally, the game was the #4 selling PlayStation 2 video game in the U.K. for the month of March, according to the U.K. Chart Track Flash Report and the #5 selling PlayStation 2 video game in Germany, according to Media Control.

'Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes' (NGC) - Announced

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Continuing to broaden the Nintendo GameCube library, Konami and Nintendo today announced Konami will publish a new Metal Gear adventure exclusive for Nintendo GameCube. Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes combines the thrilling story of the original Metal Gear Solid game with the jaw-dropping graphics and unparalleled gameplay found in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. The game is scheduled to ship later this year in North America and Europe, followed by the Japanese launch in early 2004.