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'Drag-On Dragoon' (PS2) - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 28, 2002 @ 9:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Drag-On Dragoon is being developed by Cavia, a developer comprised of some former Namco employees that worked on Ace Combat, and will ship for the PlayStation 2 during Spring 2003. Enix has released an all Japanese site for their action-RPG Drag-On Dragoon and we have local mirrors for the first trailer showing off some intro movie and in game action. Read more for download links ...

'Sword of the Samurai' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 28, 2002 @ 4:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sword of the Samurai is a story-driven sword fighting game that allows players to create a character and train their fighter in a variety of fighting techniques as they work their way to finally become the ultimate Bushido Master. Players will experience their character's growth as they develop their own sword-fighting style and learn new skills by receiving authentic advice and instruction from expert Dojo Masters. Players will fight multiple opponents including 30 of the most famous Japanese sword-fighting grandmasters, going on a variety of missions to learn new sword fighting skills and amass a collection of more than 100 authentic swords with individual statistics. Sword of the Samurai is the ultimate sword fighting game, featuring awesome combat in a feudal Japanese atmosphere.

'Lock On: Modern Air Combat' - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 28, 2002 @ 12:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Feel the power of commanding a modern jet fighter. Fly a variety of combat aircraft in the most graphically rich, audio intense game environment ever created for a combat flight simulator. Lock On: Modern Air Combat combines a broad scope of game play that includes a dynamic campaign system, an immersive combat environment, and in-your-face action. Choose from eight U.S. and Russian jets that range from the tank-killing A-10 Warthog and, ground-pounding Su-25 Frogfoot to air superiority fighters like the F-15C Eagle and Su-27 Flanker. Filled with intense campaigns, realistic flight modeling and flexible game options, Lock On will provide unlimited game play action to both novice and veteran flight sim fans... Read more for screens!

'Tom Clancys Ghost Recon' (NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 28, 2002 @ 12:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tom Clancys Ghost Recon you are invited to lead this brand-new squad as they focus on covert military strikes and international peacekeeping missions that do not always go as planned. You and your team conduct extensive missions on foot, but you’ll occasionally have assistance from troops in tanks, helicopters and close air support. In many cases, you will be working with international military forces and NATO to fight against rising dictators and rebel groups.

'BRATZ' - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 28, 2002 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment and MGA Entertainment, earlier this year announced an exclusive licensing agreement for Ubi Soft to develop and publish games based on the popular and fashionable BRATZ dolls for PC and all the new generation of consoles... Today we have some new shots that you can check out!

'Sum Of All Fears' (NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 28, 2002 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sum of All Fears is a first-person shooter with the emphasis on actionis part of the Tom Clancy franchise. It has some elements of Rainbow Six and Rogue Spear in terms of the "close quarters combat" focus, but it also has a lot of the advance tools of the Ghost Recon engine.. Check out some shots below!

3DO Lines Up $10 Million in Financial Support

by Thomas on Dec. 28, 2002 @ 8:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The 3DO Company announced today the completion of an agreement with founder and chief executive officer Trip Hawkins that will provide $10 million in financial support to the company. A clip from announcement:

"3DO is poised to release hit games in 2003, beginning with our top-ranked High Heat Major League Baseball 2004 in February," said Hawkins. "This agreement is a big step forward on our goals of revenue growth and a return to profitability. Our confidence is growing from good previews from the gaming press for our 2003 product slate, and promising purchase order demand for our initial 2003 releases."

'Tomb Raider: Angel of Darkness' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 28, 2002 @ 4:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A series of grisly murders brings Lara into conflict with a sinister Alchemist from the past, and a secret alliance of powerful individuals shrouded in mystery. Accused of the murder of her one time mentor, Lara Croft becomes a fugitive on the run. Pursued by the police, she follows the Alchemist into a dark world of blood, betrayal and vengeance where it is up to her to defeat this unholy alliance, and stop them from unleashing their incredible powers on the world. A bunch of new character art of Lara posing (yiha) and a few familiar screens ...

'Gunfighter II: Legend of Jesse James' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 28, 2002 @ 4:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gunfighter II is an Arcade game, in which from a covered position, you have to reveal yourself, take aim and fire at you opponents. The game is light gun compatible and will contain two different game modes : Story and Arcade mode. Three different difficulty levels represented by bronze , silver and gold spurs and a set of mini shooting games each provide many hours of fun. The use of the Asura engine allowed us to implement a lot of cut sequences into the game, in order to drive the action in front. Some new screens and character art ...

'Realms of Torment' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 28, 2002 @ 4:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Realms of Torment 'MMORPG' is being developed by Quad Software and Maxim Software based in Europe for Limitless Horizons Entertainment LLC based in the United States. Today we bring you some screens taken from the online alpha test from Realms of Torment. Currently all models are being remade to take advantage of bump mapping and pixel shading techniques. Minimum system specs have been raised to a 1 gigaherz machine and a geforce3+ or equivalent video card. Check out the new screens ...

'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 28, 2002 @ 4:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for the PC game rights were exclusively licensed from CBS Consumer Products. Based on the hit television series from CBS, the CSI game will challenge players to solve a series of crimes, acting as members of the Las Vegas CSI team. In the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation game, you become a CSI agent working alongside Grissom, Catherine and the rest of the CSI team. A classic, first-person adventure, the CSI game will test players' nerves and intellect as they question witnesses, examine crime scenes, and analyze evidence utilizing the latest in forensic equipment. Check the new batch of screens ...

'Arxel Tribe' Positively Devastated

by Thomas on Dec. 27, 2002 @ 4:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ARXEL TRIBE has acquired last week the publishing and distribution rights for the French language version of Digitalo's upcoming new generation PC CD First Person Shooter DEVASTATION. Developed with the powerful Unreal engine, the game takes place in a post apocalyptic environment of rare beauty. More about DEVASTATION here!

'Worms 3D' - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 27, 2002 @ 4:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Worms 3 continues the history of turn based strategy featuring a bizarre and outlandish array of deliciously explosive weaponry, mad animals, crazy speech and laugh-out-loud instances, in 3Dimensions! The title is currently in development for release Q4 2003.. Check out the first "small" screens below!

'Praetorians' - Screens

by Thomas on Dec. 27, 2002 @ 4:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game centred around the historical battles from the campaigns of Julius Caesar. Taking on the role of a Roman General you are transported back to the deserts of Egypt, the frozen lands of the Gauls and to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy... Some new shots below!

'Natural Selection' - Online Tutorial

by Rainier on Dec. 27, 2002 @ 3:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

OzGN has put up a new Natural Selction tutorial on their web site. It covers Weapons, Stratagies, Buildings, Commander, Marines, Aliens, The menu, Icons and terms. "I urge players to have a look at the manual if you haven't yet, but without further ado, here are a few tips for beginners and advanced players...Being a marine is a lot less complex than being an alien, unless of course you’re the commander. When you’re a marine, you should follow orders and stay in a group. It’s not a smart idea to venture off and explore further ahead by yourself..." Read up now and become the uber NS player you've always wanted to be

'Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven' (PS2) - Single Player Movie

by Thomas on Dec. 27, 2002 @ 7:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday we posted up a 12MB co-op ingame movie from Tenchu 3: Wrath of Heaven.. Today we serve up a new 32MB single player movie that runs for 1 min and 16 seconds, showing of some ingame action from this realistic, stealth-based, ninja-action/adventure game. Read more for links!

'X-Plane' - Updated Demo & Upgrade Patch

by Rainier on Dec. 27, 2002 @ 1:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Laminar Research has released a new upgrade for X-Plane, bringing their comprehensive flight simulation to version 6.50. As with most releases, there is a large patch from the previous v6.40 as well as a full update that also serves as a time-limited demo, and this release adds scenery improvements, numerous flight model enhancements, the new F-35 plane, general tweaks, bug fixes and more (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links.

'Tactical Ops' - AIM-IT X-Mas Mappack

by Rainier on Dec. 27, 2002 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Noticed on HomeLan that the official Tactical Ops web site announced a new 20 map pack for their Unreal engine powered team shooter. The map pack is a collaboration between Tactical Ops developer Kamehan Studios and AIM-IT and also contains two new mutators: a structured single player campaign and Monster Attack. Read more for details and download links ...

'Battlefield 1942' - Tweak Guide

by Thomas on Dec. 26, 2002 @ 7:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tweak Town posted up a Tweak Guide for Battlefield 1942, which brings together all the performance tweaks, tips and .con file settings, along with troubleshooting help and handy reference material like the console commands and working No-CD/blood patch links – all to make sure you get BF1942 running at its very best on your machine. Take a wander through the guide here!

'Championship Manager 4' Demo Coming February 14th

by Thomas on Dec. 26, 2002 @ 4:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Miles from Sports Interactive revealed some more information about their upcoming Championship Manager 4 demo in his Christmas speech. Here follow a small clip:

So, what will 2003 bring? Well, Eastside should see the light of day towards the end of the year, but there are a couple of other Sports Interactive products out before then...

The first will be the CM4 magazine (issue 2), and the demo for CM4. These will be released on Friday, February 14th.

The second will be Championship Manager 4. This is now looking hopeful for release on February 28th on PC & Mac in the UK, with non UK Eidos releases a few days later (Germany, France, Holland, Spain, South East Asia).

Read the full speech here and check out new screens here!