'eXtreme Demolition' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 7:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Simply Gaming PR is proud to announce eXtreme Demolition, The most over-the-top demolition game ever! Cars and levels are more varied than any other. High tech eXtreme level designs will have you ramping between skyscraper rooftops and dealing with artificial gravity that changes direction and makes driving up walls and on ceilings an option. Add to this a bevy of game modes, ranging from single player to online team modes, and you have a demolition experience like no other.

'Hidden & Dangerous 2' - MP Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2 UK has now also released a multiplayer demo for Illusion Softworks' third person tactical shooter Hidden & Dangerous 2. You lead a small squad of Allied soldiers deep behind enemy lines, to carry out secret missions during World War II. The demo features an Occupation map called Normandy3 as well as an Objectives map titled Czech, which are compativle with the retail version of the game (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Dead Man's Hand' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 1:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In "Dead Man's Hand," players will step into the boots of El Tejon, a master gunslinger riding with one of the roughest gangs in the West, known as The Nine. When the ruthless leader of The Nine betrays El Tejon, El Tejon turns to a life of vengeance, vowing to put every member of his former gang six feet under. Through an epic single player story of vengeance and betrayal, the player will travel the American Frontier, experiencing bar fights, shoot outs, stagecoach chases and other definitively Western scenes.Read more for some new screens ...

'Pitfall: The Lost Expedition' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take an adventure as Pitfall Harry, the daring, risk-taking explorer who laughs in the face of danger. Featuring over 50 levels of fast-paced action and puzzle solving adventures, the game challenges players to swing, fight, climb and crawl through eight types of treacherous South American environments including lush jungles, dark tombs, ancient Aztec ruins and glacial mountains. Check out some new screens ...

'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 11:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Using the latest Unreal Technology from Epic Games, developer Zombie Games is creating an ultra-realistic game world spanning Middle Eastern cities and towns to the secret military bases in the frozen backcountry of Russia to other global hotspots in the Philippines, Bosnia and Western Europe. Check the new screens ...

'Soldner: Secret Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 11:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In SÖLDNER - Secret Wars the player takes command of one of these special teams. As Commander he leads the small high tech army consisting of soldiers, light armoured vehicles, helicopters and VTOLs to fulfill a wide variety of mission. The Simulation of a highly complex political system creates a dynamic campaign: each decision has direct impact on the flow of the game. Read more to check some awesome screens ...

'Gangland' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Budding Al Capone's across the world are set to play out their gangster dreams thanks to leading game publisher Whiptail Interactive's latest offering Gangland, developed by Danish gaming experts MediaMobsters, which is due to be released across the UK, Europe and North America in November 2003. In a new hybrid format that combines the best elements of real-time strategy, role-play and simulation gaming genres with a totally new style of in-game combat, Gangland delivers a menacingly fresh PC gaming experience.

'A Quiet Weekend In Capri' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that "A Quiet Weekend in Capri" has "gone gold". A first person adventure for the PC, "A Quiet Weekend in Capri" comes bundled with a bonus CD soundtrack, including extra tracks, and features non-linear gameplay, realistic puzzles, and unique graphics. Awarded an "E" for Everyone rating by the ESRB, the game will retail for $29.99 USD and should hit store shelves across North America in early March.

'EverQuest: Gates of Discord' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced that EverQuest: Gates of Discord, the newest expansion for the incredibly popular PC Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest, will be available at retail stores tomorrow and will contain both a magical "in-game" item and a unique in-box gift, the Taelosian Staff (while supplies last). The retail version of Gates will carry the suggested retail price of $29.99. Additionally, a digital version will be available on February 10, 2004, for secure download from www.everquest.com for $29.99.

'Rise of Nations:Thrones and Patriots' Coming In April

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the award-winning real-time strategy (RTS) game for Windows, Rise of Nations, is now available at local retailers for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S.). Now is the perfect time for gamers to pick up a game at an unbeatable price that has won several major awards, including Game of the Year and Strategy Game of the Year. The price drop comes hot on the heels of the recent announcement that Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots is slated for a Spring '04 release, and will allow gamers who haven't yet picked up the original to practice and prepare for this expansion pack.

'Hidden & Dangerous 2' - SP Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2 UK has released a demo for Illusion softworks third person tactical shooter Hidden & Dangerous 2. You lead a small squad of Allied soldiers deep behind enemy lines, to carry out secret missions during World War II. The demo features a single mission, 'Operation Overlord: Blade Dancer', from the full game. The dedicated server files have also been released (thanks Blues). Read more for download links ...

'Pokemon Colosseum' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In this innovative game, players can upload Pokémon from their Game Boy Advance games Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, and battle against friends on their televisions through Nintendo GameCube. With a collection of arenas to choose from, players can enter their Pokémon in a tournament or battle it out in four-player multi-battles, making each experience unlike the last. Players also can join with a friend to combine strengths in new two-on-two battles and demonstrate their Pokémon prowess as a team.

'Alien Blast: The Encounter' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Made by Kiddies are pleased to announce that their PC arcade shooter hit, Alien Blast – The Encounter is now available on retail shelves in North America. In this first-person arcade shoot'em-up, you must gather up all your courage to defend yourself and defeat the alien horde. Alien Blast is an exciting sci-fi action combat game for everyone.

Ubisoft Europe Signs 'EQ: Gates of Discord' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 4:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that it has signed an exclusive agreement with SOE to publish Gates of Discord, a new expansion for the incredibly popular PC Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest, in Europe. This expansion will offer exploration of a newly discovered continent; a new class (the Berserker) and Alternate Advancement Abilities that will offer new and unique skills to master. Gates of Discord will be available February 12th 2004 in Europe, only 72 hours after the American release. Read more for details and some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 4:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'World Tour Soccer 2005' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World Tour Soccer 2005 prides itself on being built from the ground up with the die-hard international soccer gamer and fan in mind. With more than 900 international and league teams from around the globe, 18,700 players from 30 divisions and 22 leagues, 989's game aims to capture the size and popularity of international soccer. Read more to check out a few screens ...

'Fight Night 2004' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Built from the ground up to deliver the bone-crushing action of championship boxing, EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004 is an all-new boxing game that features revolutionary new gameplay mechanics and a dramatic new-school attitude to immerse players like never before. Innovative new analog Total Punch Control allows gamers to throw punches, block, bob, and weave with unprecedented fluidity and precision. The game also includes a deep create-a-player option, career mode, and online play* for the PlayStation 2 console via EA SPORTS Nation.

'Burnout 3' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 9, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and UK-based developer Criterion Games, today announced a development and publishing partnership for the upcoming title Burnout 3. The latest title in the critically acclaimed Burnout series is slated for worldwide release in September 2004 for the PlayStation2 and Xbox. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Total Annihilation' Sequel In The Works!

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2004 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

IGN broke word that, talking about how to create games and how to get a job in the industry, Gas Powered Games' Chris Taylor admitted during the Q&A session after his speech, that a TA sequel is in the works. A member of the student body asked if we would ever see a sequel to Cavedog's RTS Total Annihilation and after a slight pause, Taylor shared a little bit of information about the franchise. While Taylor said he couldn't give too many details to the crowd, he did confirm that Gas Powered Games was working on "an RTS follow-up to Total Annihilation." The game already had a publisher but chris Taylor said "a big one... one that doesn't also publish operating systems", hinting it would NOT be Microsoft, but possibly Atarti who holds the right to the old GT Interactive libary which includes Total Annihilation (thanks VE3D).

'World of Warcraft' Fansite Chat

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2004 @ 5:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bizzplanet dropped us a note that they have a transcript of the Word Of Warcraft fansite chat that was held a few days ago. The reason of the meeting was to talk about World of Warcraft. Each Fan Site submitted 3 questions by email, and some of them were chosen for the chat. Katricia and Lisa Bucek led the Q&A, followed by George Wang and Gil Shif with few interventions. Topics discussed were Quests, Tradeskills, PvE Combat, Warcraft Lore, The World, Dungeons, Instancing, Cities, User Interface, and Transportation. Head on over to blizzplanet to read the full chat transcript