'Gladius' (NGC/PS2/XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 5, 2003 @ 4:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The brutal and spectacular gladiator battles of the ancient world serve as inspiration for Gladius, a turn-based action role-playing (RPG) game from LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC. Gladius follows the grand saga of two young heroes, Ursula and Valens, as they recruit and train a team of warriors to contend in the fiercely competitive gladiator games. The game supports both single and multiplayer modes and is expected to release spring 2003 on PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube... You'll be in screenshot Elysium with these 12 grabs.

Capcom Ships 'Chaos Legion'

by Thomas on Aug. 5, 2003 @ 4:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today released Chaos Legion, a new brand of action gaming for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Chaos Legion submits an entirely new way to play an action game, offering complete control over both the hero and the mighty legions he can summon. Players have the ability to acquire a substantial variety of new defensive and offensive moves as they are propelled through this epic saga. Chaos Legion is rated “T” for teen audiences by the ESRB and is now available at retailers across North America.

Nintendo Roll Out Mario Kart At London Games Week

by Thomas on Aug. 5, 2003 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The time of year is approaching when all the movers and shakers of the European gaming world head to London to see the latest that the world of gaming has to offer. This year for the first time ECTS forms part of the newly created London Games Week, a packed schedule of gaming events taking place in the last week of August. As part of London Games Week the ECTS show is coming to Earls Court, London on 27th to 29th August and Nintendo will be there.

'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 5, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday GMX Media announced that it has secured the European rights to publish the 3D Fighting Game – "One Must Fall: Battlegrounds".. Today we have 18 new screens for you to check out below!

One Must Fall: Battlegrounds is a 3D online multiplayer and single player fighting game. OMF:BG represents a serious change in the philosophy of making fighting games. Instead of 2 players facing off in a small space, Battlegrounds features up to sixteen simultaneous players in huge arena's, fighting in team battles or all-out brawls!

'Manhunt' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 5, 2003 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Manhunt will be available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and is expected to hit retail shelves in North America in Fall 2003. Manhunt will continue in the tradition of world-class gameplay, incredible production values, and sardonic sense of humor that has become synonymous with Rockstar North.

'Killzone' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 5, 2003 @ 12:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is squad-based and, although players only control one character, three more will provide covering fire. Each character boasts different abilities (one is handy with heavy weapons, for instance, while another specialises in stealth) and you'll be able to play through the game four times - each time with a separate character..

'BF 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII' MP Demo On Friday - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 4, 2003 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready for a World War II experience like you’ve never imagined. Weapons and vehicles from the Allied and Axis laboratories are about to see combat for the first time in the demo for Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII, the incredible new expansion pack for the 2002 Game of the Year.

The demo unleashes the power of ten of the 16 new weapons in Secret Weapons of WWII. Fly and fight at the same time with the experimental German rocket pack, or buzz the skies in one of the new compact dynamo fighter planes—the Axis Natter rocket plane or the Allied F-85 Goblin. Both the Axis and Allies also have new motorcycles with machine gun-mounted sidecars, as well as amphibious assault vehicles: the German Schwimmwagen and the American LVT-2 Water Buffalo. The new Axis Flakpanzer, a T-38 tank with an anti-aircraft gun mounted on top, is a nasty beast—but it looks tame compared to the Allies’ Sherman tank with a T-34 Calliope rocket launcher.

Prepare yourself for all-out war in the Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII demo, available August 8, 2003. (thanks Blues)

Read more for 2 new screens below!

'Tork' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 4, 2003 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A furious, fast-paced action game, "Tork" introduces a fearless caveboy hero who uses magical powers to transform himself into a bulldozing yeti, an armor-plated armadillo or a swift flying squirrel on a mission through time. Evil warriors have upset the balance of order in Tork's village and taken his father away. With his favorite weapon at his side, a bolas that packs a punch, Tork must travel through a variety of worlds on a quest to find his father and complete the journey before the course of history is changed forever... Read more for a bunch of (12) new shots!

'Dungeons & Dragons Heroes' (XB) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 4, 2003 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons Heroes gives you a chance to taste the victory as one of four heroes. It beckons you to take a journey through the world of the classic Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, to live as one of the great ones, and to do the legendary stuff that Heroes are meant to do!

'Silent Hill 3' (PS2) - Site Launch

by Thomas on Aug. 4, 2003 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of America, Inc, a subsidiary of Konami Corporation today announced the launch of the official website for Silent Hill 3. As the most comprehensive online destination for the game, the site features in-depth story information, a history of the series, character biographies and downloadable goodies including artwork, wallpaper, song lyrics and a movie trailer. The song lyrics that are available on the site are from the songs on the free soundtrack CD that is included with the game. Players can now step into the creepy town of Silent Hill by clicking here!

Silent Hill 3 is the latest installment of Konami’s hit Silent Hill horror series for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Silent Hill 3 will be available on August 5, 2003 at an SRP of $49.99 at retail outlets nationwide.

'Rugrats Go Wild' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 4, 2003 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Rugrats are on a vacation of a lifetime, but when their ship sinks and leaves then stranded on a desert island, Tommy Pickles knows there is only one man who can save them, Nigel Thornberry.. Check out 23 screens below!

New Street Date For MP Based PC Title 'Joint Operations'

by Thomas on Aug. 4, 2003 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment software publisher NovaLogic Ltd. today announced their plans to hit a new street date of first quarter 2004 for the brand new multiplayer based PC title Joint Operations.

“Joint Operations will be NovaLogic’s first pan-European release” commented Paul Rebhan, Managing Director of NovaLogic Ltd. “We’re looking forward to offering European gamers - the most compelling experience of the modern battlefield ever seen.”

Set in Indonesia in the near future, Joint Operations takes the player to a country on the verge of disintegration. Regional independence movements have acquired advanced weaponry as the nation's military splits into competing factions. Escalating violence threatens innocent civilians and Western economic interests.

Joint Operations will ship during Q1 2004 on PC CD ROM.

'The Sims MakinÂ’ Magic' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 4, 2003 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brace Yourselves! Your Sims have Magic! In this supernatural edition, Sims are granted magical powers with the ability to cast spells that are playful or deviant. Players can venture to an all-new magical, carnival-themed destination, experience exciting new gameplay, gain over 150 new items, and encounter a whole new cast of quirky characters in this powerful pack of magical high jinx.

For DirectX 8.1 Gaming On A Shoestring

by Thomas on Aug. 4, 2003 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3D Prophet 9200 SE, Hercules' new entry-level graphics board based on ATI's RADEON 9200 SE chipset, is about to democratize DirectX 8.1 and AGP 8X support for all gamers. 3D Prophet 9200 SE is the latest entry in Hercules's celebrated range of 3D graphics boards, providing high-quality manufacturing and realistic rendering for a superb gaming experience at a very affordable price...

GMX Media To Publish 'One Must Fall: Battlegrounds' In Europe

by Thomas on Aug. 4, 2003 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the European rights to publish the 3D Fighting Game – "One Must Fall: Battlegrounds"

"This is a very exciting title, we are certain it will be a big hit with gamers across Europe." Commented Barry Leonard CEO of GMX Media.

New X-Calibur & Katana Gamepad Controllers Available For XB/PS2

by Thomas on Aug. 4, 2003 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Immersion Corp. announced Elite Interactive, maker and distributor of consumer video game products, as its newest gaming licensee. Elite Interactive integrated haptic (force feedback) technology in the new X-Calibur and Katana controllers, its first gamepads to include force feedback capabilities for the Xbox and the PlayStation 2, respectively.

Both gamepads let gamers feel every turn, bump and dip during gameplay, providing a more realistic and engaging experience. For example, a player can feel the difference between driving on gravel or colliding with a barrier. In addition, force feedback gives gamers the opportunity to improve performance.

THQ Ships 'Splashdown Rides Gone Wild' For PS2

by Thomas on Aug. 4, 2003 @ 6:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced the release of Rainbow Studios' Splashdown Rides Gone Wild, the sequel to the critically acclaimed, top-selling Splashdown. The game marks the first Rainbow Studios' title published by THQ since the company acquired Rainbow in 2002. The game is now available exclusively for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system at retail outlets throughout North America for the suggested retail price of $39.99.

'Freaky Flyers' (PS2/XB/NGC) Ships

by Thomas on Aug. 4, 2003 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. announced today that Freaky Flyers, the first-and-only, fast-and-furious, 3-D airplane cart racing-adventure game, has shipped for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube.

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' (ALL) - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 4, 2003 @ 5:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This sequel is being developed as a multiplatform title and is slated for release in the first quarter of 2004. The game will bring back more of the single-player intrigue that made the original game a bestseller. With exciting new action scenes and a strong cinematic feel, the player will experience new and even more realistic surroundings. Building on Ubi Soft's strong commitment to online gaming, Pandora Tomorrow will the be the first stealth game ever to feature multiplayer online missions allowing several players to simultaneously share Sam Fisher's shadowy world of espionage... Read more to check out first five multi-format screenshots.

Take 2 Interactive Software Europe Release Schedule

by Thomas on Aug. 4, 2003 @ 4:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take 2 Interactive Software Europe was so kind and send over their Europe release schedule for AUGUST, SEPTEMBER and OCTOBER month, 2003.. Read more to check it out!