'Brute Force' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 9:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Players can instantly take control of any one of four highly specialized super-commandos in "Brute Force," a new action-packed sci-fi squad-based shooter game. Whether the encounter requires stealth, tactics, sniping or just "Brute Force," the team is ready and able. Gamers experience the intensity of a shooter game with the cunning strategies of team-based tactical combat. "Brute Force" can be played solo through six worlds in the extensive single-player campaign, or gamers can have up to three friends jump in on the fly in Dynamic Co-op mode or to battle it out in a multitude of competitive death-match modes. "Brute Force" is the first Xbox title from world-renowned developer Digital Anvil.

'Crimson Skies: High Road To Revenge' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 9:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

“Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge” combines the thrills of low to the ground air combat with the swashbuckling style of an action-adventure movie. Players pilot powerful fantasy aircraft in a game reminiscent of a classic Hollywood tale, as they battle enemy aces and navigate tricky stunts in single and multiplayer modes. As the handsome and daring air pirate Nathan Zachary, players barnstorm through 1930s America hunting down the murderers of Nathan’s best friend. Check out the new batch of screens ...

'NASCAR Racing 2003 Season' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 8:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NASCAR Racing 2003 Season will immerse you in the most captivating NASCAR racing experience available on the PC. Tracks come to life as dirt, debris, and oil buildup on the windshield, clouds cast shadows and flags wave in the breeze, giving players the most engaging driving experience available for the PC. This playable demo offers the Michigan International Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway tracks in testing session and single-race modes (thanks 3DGamers). Update Papyurus just informed us that this is a leaked press build that does not fully relfect a true demo (a REAL public demo will be available SOON). Since the cat is out of the bag, they allowed us to keep it online.

'Summoner: A Goddess Reborn' (NGC) - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 6:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On a storm-swept ship, the adventure begins.You are the Queen of Halassar. Thousands have fought and died for you. Millions adore you as the “goddess reborn.” Your fate is written in the Book of the Prophets. You are the savior of all creation. But your enemies are strong. The King of Galdyr wants you dead. Sinister factions plot your downfall. The armies of Urath march on your borders. Below Munari City, the mysterious Unseen weave a dark conspiracy. And now one of your own has betrayed you. A thief robs your inner sanctum. Intrigue lures you to the Midnight Sea. In a howling tempest, your destiny begins to unfold. Read more for download links ...

'Breed' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 6:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Brat Designs has released a partially new movie trailer of Breed, showing more from their 3D action game in development. The movie sports some three and a half minutes of action-packed gameplay footage, some of the sequences are identical to the movie issued last month but this is in higher than average resolution. Read more for download links ..

'Will Rock' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With the aid and powers of the titan Prometheus, Will Rock rampages through Lost Olympus, seeking the safe return of his love, Emma, and revenge for the murder of his mentor, Dr. Headstrong. Prometheus, fusing his spirit into Will’s able body, seeks to wage a bloody vendetta against the god Zeus, who robbed him of physical form long ago. Today we serve up a new batch of 30+ screens, some background story and a Will Rock character profile. Read more to check it out!

'Purge Online' - Class Guide ::Wastelander::

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 4:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge is an online-only computer game. It is a First-Person-Shooter / hybrid Role-Playing-Game set in the near future accounting a war between the diametrically opposed forces of science-fiction (the Order) and fantasy (the Chosen). Technology versus magic. Science versus religion. Purge is being developed by Freeform Interactive LLC and utilizes the LithTech Talon system. Over the course of the next 6 Mondays, an avid fan Roy Smart will discusss one type of character. We start today with the "WasteLander", and Cyborg, Monk, Fighter, Mage, and Android are up next..

Strategy First Gets On Track With Aerosoft And Two New MSTS Add-Ons

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 2:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First, a leading worldwide publisher and developer of PC games, and developer Aerosoft are pleased to announce their new publishing agreement that brings two new Microsoft® Train Simulator Add-Ons to the North American market.

'Cartel' - Tech Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 2:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cat Daddy Games has released an updated tech demo of Cartel, its upcoming high-tech, action packed FPS for PC and next generation consoles. This new playable demo (v2.0) offers the same level as the previous version (the 'Mansion Level', in which you must sneak into the mansion of a drug boss and kill him), but there are tons of improvements and new features, such as new cutscenes, new level design, new music & sound effects, and more (thanks gamershell). Read more for download links

New Gaming Console To Take Game Performance To Highest Level

by Thomas on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 1:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A Tampa Bay area technology company, Infinium Labs Corporation, will develop and market a new game console that will outperform the XBOX, Sony Playstation II, and GameCube. The company plans to market a high performance gaming console and delivery system to provide consumers with options and capabilities that are not available in today’s marketplace. The console will appeal to the hard-core gamer and the high end consumer electronic purchaser. This next generation game console provides a robust, fault tolerant delivery system that supports games on demand, game rentals, game demos, seamless upgrades and patch management. The game console is an “ALWAYS ON BROADBAND DEVICE.” It is easy enough for children to use independently yet so advanced it exceeds the needs of hard-core gamers.

'Freelancer' Sneak Preview Contest

by Thomas on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 1:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Freelancer Sneak Preview Contest... Microsoft posted following information today on the official site for their upcoming epic space adventure game, Freelancer. Here is the clip:

On Friday, January 24, you will be able to enter both here and at Lancers Reactor to win a Sneak Preview copy of Freelancer. We will be selecting 15 winners from our site, and 15 winners from Lancers Reactor for a grand total of 30 lucky fans. Winners will be selected via a random drawing from all eligible entries received. Contest is open to fans around the world and you will be able to enter between Friday, January 24 to 11 AM PST, Monday, January 27.

GameShark Support

by Thomas on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 11:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Good ol' Datel assures GameShark owners they'll continue to be fed with codes... Datel Electronics, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of videogame enhancement products has announced that it will continue to provide new code support for the GameShark line of game enhancers previously sold under the InterAct brand name..

'Starsky & Hutch' - Official Site (PC/CONSOLE)

by Thomas on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 11:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Starsky & Hutch is scheduled for release on PC and PS2 in April 2003 and a Xbox version will be released in May. The Gamecube and GBA versions will be released in September.. Now the official site is up, loaded with screens, gameinfo and much more..

'James Bond 007: NightFire' (GBA) - Fact Sheet

by Thomas on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 10:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get deep into the excitement and intrigue of the most complete James Bond game yet. All-new scenarios and gameplay complement a completely original storyline that delivers all-out Bond-style intensity on the handheld systems. James Bond 007: NightFire for the Gameboy Advance video game system promises to take players higher and deeper than ever before. As Bond, players will operate in the Austrian Alps, a Japanese highrise, an island in the South Pacific, and even in a zero-gravity space station to defeat the evil criminal mastermind Raphael Drake... Check out the fact sheet for the GBA version, which is coming up in March.

AOL And EA Kick Off The Super Bowl Countdown With 'Madden 2003'

by Thomas on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In anticipation of the ninth Annual EA SPORTS Madden Bowl, one of the most exciting events leading up to the Super Bowl, America Online and Electronic Arts today announced that AOL Games and EA SPORTS are presenting the EA SPORTS Madden Bowl Online exclusively to AOL members. By accessing a special password, they will challenge friends, foes and the pros who will participate in the EA SPORTS Madden Bowl tournament on January 23 at 6:30 p.m. PST.

Xbox Sales Data

by Thomas on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 4:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on industry-standard, independent statistics from research firms Chart-Track and GfK Xbox, the future generation video game system from Microsoft, has established itself as the clear number two player in the region. This makes Xbox the fastest growing debut console ever, against some well-equipped, long-standing competition with a great heritage in this market.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2' The Champion On UK Tour!

by Thomas on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 4:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following the huge success of 2002's Pro Evolution Soccer 2 National Championship, Konami of Europe, GAME and Computer & Video Games are to embark on an all-new 'Champion's Tour', with fans of the game invited to challenge reigning PES2 champion David Sefah.

Game Art & Design

by Thomas on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 4:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Gaming Monthly, a widely circulated magazine covering the field of video games, ranked The Art Institutes national system of schools as having one of the "top five game-design degree programs in the world" in its January 2003 issue. This week, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh enrolled its first class of future game designers in a bachelor's degree in Game Art & Design.

'Hoverace' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 2:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Hover Ace" features futuristic arcade races on battle hovercraft. Combining racing at breakneck speeds exceeding 500 km/h, with intense action involving various weapons, equipment, and power-ups, "Hover Ace" offers a griping gaming experience. Taking place in a highly detailed, futuristic, science fiction environment, "Hover Ace" offers up sixteen open arena tracks, featuring full freedom of movement, interactive objects and destructible environments. Check the new batch of screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 20, 2003 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News