'Darkened Skye' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Darkened Skye is a real-time Action/Adventure game with universal appeal weaving mythology, puzzle solving, and a rich narrative, beautifully scripted by Disney's voice of Princess Jasmine from the Aladdin's Movies. Darkened Skye is due to be released on PC CD ROM by Oxygen Interactive in March 03

'Dragon Empires' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 3:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A fantasy world has never looked so fantastic... The online gaming world of Dragon Empires, currently in development at Codemasters for PC, is benefiting from specific enhancements to its already powerful graphic engine. New images released today reveal the stunning detail that Dragon Empires' future inhabitants can expect from the game's vast landscapes.

'Highland Warriors' - Single Player Demo Announced

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 3:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Entertainment software publisher NovaLogic, Ltd. today announced the release of the official single player demo for Highland Warriors. Featuring two single player missions from the Mackay and Cameron clans campaigns, the 154 MB playable demo lets gamers re-enact the Scottish battle for freedom. The demo will be available for download from www.novalogic.com.

Activision/Marvel Enterp: For Superhero Licensing

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision Inc. and Marvel Enterprises Inc. agreed to extend their superhero video game licensing agreements. Financial details weren't disclosed, but the companies said the new agreement represents the largest deal between the parties and includes improved financial terms. In a press release Wednesday, Activision said it will develop and publish video game products based on Marvel's comic book franchises Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four and Iron Man through 2009. Under the new agreement, Activision also has the option to acquire the interactive entertainment rights to develop products in conjunction with motion pictures and television series involving those characters.

SpectraVideo plc Unveil New Controllers For 2003 (XB/NGC)

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SpectraVideo plc are about to launch two new Logic3 Flightstick controllers for the Xbox and Gamecube consoles. The Logic3 Flightstick controllers are the perfect partners for games such as Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2 and Jedi StarFighter; Yager; Jane's Attack Squadron and even games like Battle Engine Aquila.

The Dungeons (Episode Six) Released

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vulcan Software Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Episode 6 of the Valhalla Classics Speech Adventure. This episode, entitled The Dungeons, requires the player to accompany the Lord of Infinity on his ongoing quest to murder his goody-two-shoes brother King Garamond. The Dungeons provide the backdrop for yet more headache inducing puzzles, illustrated by the dry humour of the Lord of Infinity, who speaks to the player throughout the episode with approximately 500 phrases of digital speech.

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' Chat

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Come and join BioWare's art director, Derek Watts and producers, Casey Hudson (BioWare) and Mike Gallo (LucasArts) for a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic chat, at Stratics on Jan. 16th. This will be the first chat focused on art for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the first Star Wars role-playing game, set 4000 years before the rise of the Empire. In addition, fans can post questions ahead of time, at the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic official forums, and the developers will answer these questions at the chat on Jan. 16th. All details here!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Midtown Madness 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midtown Madness 3, the latest in Microsoft Corp.'s popular "Midtown Madness" franchise, allows gamers to get behind the wheel of more than 30 vehicles while competing in exciting race modes such as Blitz, Checkpoint and Cruise. With a robust Career mode featuring 14 driving careers, Midtown Madness 3 delivers the rush and excitement of street racing while challenging gamers to put their driving skills to the ultimate test. Midtown Madness 3 provides gamers with madcap, over-the-top racing and driving excitement in two of the world's most fascinating cities: Paris and Washington, D.C. Serving up today, 3 new Audi Avanti screens...

'Savage' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 8:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Built with the new "Silverback" development engine, "Savage" delivers the next level in multiplayer gaming. Instead of sending mindless computer drones into battle, players organize real human players on a crusade to conquer their adversaries. A player may choose to be a commander, and play an in-depth RTS game, researching technologies, mining resources, and issuing orders to their warriors. If a player chooses to be a warrior, they will play an intense game of first person combat, wielding their weapon of choice to strike down the enemy. Read more to check out a batch of new screens ...

'New World Order' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 4:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project 3 has once again released a new patch for their team-based tactical shooter New World Order. This upgrades your European retail copy to v1.34 and adds new graphics options, a third-person free look mode, networking enhancements, other new features, bug fixes etc (thanks FileShack). Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab the goods ...

'Black Hawk Down' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 4:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A single-player demo of Delta Force: Black Hawk Down is now available, offering the opportunity to try out this upcoming tactical first-person shooter by NovaLogic. This is not the official demo (originates from a magazine CD) but it features one level set in Mogadishu where two Delta teams go on a mission to free a number of hostages. Novalogic mentioned that an official single- and multi-player demo will be released in a few weeks. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

Black Isle Studios Seeks 3D Artist

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Isle Studios, a leading developer and publisher of console and PC role-playing game products is looking for talented 3D artists, particularly with experience creating models and texture maps for natural and architectural environments. Black Isle offers a fun, creative, and challenging environment with competitive base salaries and benefits. And yes, great weather. Read all of the details and find out how you can join the Black Isle team over on the Black Isle Employment page!

'Impossible Creatures' Arrives in Stores!

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 11:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Imagine a world where great white sharks stalk on land, hippopotamuses soar overhead with bat-like wings, and rhinoceroses move with the speed and agility of leopards. Today, Microsoft announced the retail availability of just such a place in "Impossible Creatures." Read more for details or head on over to the nearest game store and pick up your copy .. NOW!

Strategy First Goes All Out And Signs 'Chrome'

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 10:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First announced today that it has signed a multiple title publishing agreement with Polish developer/publisher Techland. The deal will see Strategy First publish 9 titles including the much-anticipated Sci-Fi Shooter Chrome into the North American market.

'Motor Trend Presents : Lotus Challenge' (Xbox) - Coming Soon

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 9:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive, Inc. has given the green light to the new video game Motor Trend Presents - Lotus Challenge. The game is set to pull out of the pits on January 28, for the Xbox. Read more for details and features ...

'Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil' - Officially Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 8:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that the World of Greyhawk, one of the most popular Dungeons & Dragons campaign settings of all time, will make its first interactive appearance with the upcoming release of "Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil." Developed by Troika, creators of the critically acclaimed "Arcanum", "Greyhawk: The Temple of Elemental Evil" will feature an exciting party-based single player campaign, an engaging storyline based on the classic D&D adventure of the same name as well as a faithful translation of the latest 3rd Edition rules. Read more for details ...

'American Conquest' - US vs. THE US

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

CDV Software is asking gamers throughout Europe to unite in a battle to defeat their American counterparts.The American Conquest War of Independence – sponsored in part by Gainward – will run on both sides of the Atlantic between February 14th and May 15th of 2003. Over 4,000 players are expected to enter worldwide, making this one of the biggest organised knockout tournaments around. Read more for details ...

'Specnaz: Project Wolf' - Website Update

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 8:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In former Cubans and Russian bases operating in Africa, there is evidence of a huge amount of the nuclear arsenal from the time of the cold war. It is concretely about the nuclear military warheads, plutonium and briefcase atomic bombs. For this purpose, it will be elaborated a program for removing of all materials form the mentioned bases. Of course, the program will be secret to keep these information away from the public especially concerning to the topic of the lost nuclear arsenal form the former military deposit of the Soviet Union. For this purpose, special garrison of a heavy freight carrier type IL76 will be chosen, which will collect this "PACKAGE" and it will export back to Russia. On the way back, after undertaking of the concrete "PACKAGE", the airplane will getting lost. SPECNAZ are coming on the stage.

UPDATE: The official SPECNAZ: Project Wolf website has been updated with new weapon screens, go check them out.

'Uru: Online Ages Beyond MYST' - Online Beta Test & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2003 @ 6:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft and Cyan Worlds, Inc, developers of the legendary Myst and Riven, today announced their highly anticipated upcoming online adventure Uru: Online Ages Beyond MYST. Players will have the opportunity to explore and interact with meticulously crafted environments in, around, and beyond the newly discovered underground D'ni empire that predates human civilization. Explorers wishing to help test the game during its beta phase are invited to apply today by visiting the official website (which also has new info & screenshots available).