'Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 4:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer, players experience an all-out adrenaline rush as they drop down huge wave faces, pull into barreling tube rides and pull off hundreds of massive trick combinations and signature pro moves. Players choose their own path as they interact with famous surfers, sponsors, magazines and photographers. Exotic real world locations and events including full beach environments with real landmarks and hazards lend authenticity to the game. No demo details available at this point ... Read more for download links ...

'Halo: Combat Evolved' - Demo Coming Tomorrow!

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As was promised by Gearbox (they said in our Halo interview a demo was coming shortly after game release), tomorrow there will be a demo for Gearbox/Bungie/Microsoft's recently released Halo: Combat Evolved. The demo will feature "The Silent Cartographer" from the single-player campaign, "Blood Gulch" with limited vehicles for your multiplayer satisfaction, as well as support for up to 16 players in Slayer and CTF multiplayer modes. Of course we will have it available on our fileservers, so stay tuned!

'EverQuest II' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 3:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath. Read on to check out the latest screenshots!

'Haunted Mansion' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The theme park attraction that hosts millions of foolish mortals each year becomes both a major motion picture and video game. Solve unique puzzles, uncover hidden clues and put unwelcome evil spirits to rest, as you navigate through Disney's world famous Haunted Mansion. With amazing game environments inspired by the film and the ride, you'll be dying to give this game a try!

'Dead Man's Hand' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Man's Hand will be an amazing recreation of the Old West, from the high drama of showdowns to the window-smashing action of shoot outs to the bitter plights of vengeance. Using the power of the Xbox and Unreal Technology together, Human Head is creating one of the best looking, best playing and truly unique first person shooters ever released. Xbox owners are in for a real treat, both in single player and against online foes through Xbox Live!" Read more for some new screens ...

'Fire Department' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monte Cristo has released a new patch for their firefighting 3D RTS game Fire Department (Emergency Fire Response and Fire Chief in other territories). This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1 and adresses random crashes (especially in the Forest level) and makes the game work with screen frequencies lower than 60Hz (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time takes place within an exotic, mysterious world representing Persian architecture, animals and attire. After his father invades the palace of the Maharajah, the Prince, tricked by a treacherous vizier, uses a magic dagger to release the dangerous Sands of Time from an ornate hourglass. With the aid of a beautiful, mysterious, and potentially untrustworthy ally, players embody the Prince to recapture the Sands of Time and restore peace to the land. Check out the new screens & character art...

'Battle Engine Aquila' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore/Lost Toys have released a demo allowing you to check out their Xbox port, coming to PC soon. The demo features 1 missionn amed "Interception" in which you have to protect the transport convoy then help the firebase defenses deal with the enemy threat. Read more for download links ...

'Empires: Dawn of the Modern World' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A real-time strategy game of epic scope and breadth, Empires: Dawn of the Modern World lets players command legendary civilizations as they battle to forge mighty empires during the days of longbows and charging knights to the awesome land, air and sea battles of WWII involving Tiger Tanks, Storm Troopers, Spitfires, and stealthy submarines. Expected in stores later this month, in the meantime read more for some new screens ...

'Time of Defiance' - A Day In The Life Of A NiCE Artist

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gary Wood @ Nicely Crafted Entertainment let us know that they updated their Time of Defiance site with 'a day in the life of a NiCE artist', included is also hand drawn concept sketches and screens. Here is a clip:

The art department at Nicely Crafted Entertainment is responsible for all visual and creative aspects of the company. This not only includes the creation of game objects, but also corporate identity, marketing materials such as web and print adverts, and the development of the website style. In any one week, tasks can vary greatly from creating a promotional advert, to modelling and texturing a new ship or building for Time of Defiance, to designing new company business cards and letterheads.

'Gangland' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | 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. Read more for a batch of new screens ...

'Syberia 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Syberia II, the sequel of the 2002 Adventure Game of The year, is currently in development at the developer/publisher Montreal-based studios. Originally scheduled for release this coming fall it is now being pushed back to Q1 2004. Check out these new screens ...

'Codename: PANZERS' & 'The Kore Gang' - Behind The Scenes

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Achim Heidelauf, currently involved in CDV's 'Codename Panzers' and 'The Kore Gang' let us know that he updated his production site with following news:

Take a closer look behind the scenes of “Codename: PANZERS” and “The Kore Gang”. Both sections have been updated with new screenshots, behind the scenes photo galleries, work in progress artwork, wallpapers and more!

See the first three screenshots of a new PANZERS `9–part-seriesĀ“ where the US forces try to take a french village from the Germans! The next three screenshots will be available in a few days.

'Chrome' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland has released a new patch for their techno FPS Chrome (only available in Europe at the moment). This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.1.1.0 and adresses some gfx card issues and a bunch of single/multiplayer fixes & tweaks (save-games will no longer work). Read more for details & download links ...

P.M. STUDIOS Announces 'ETROM' Publisher

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

P.M. STUDIOS announces that the Action-Rpg videogame ETROM – 'The Astral Essence' will be published in Russia (2004) and all the Russian speaking Territories by "Logrus International" and "1C Company".

"(Fabio Belsanti Managing Director & Lead Designer P.M. Studios) We decided to publish ETROM in Russia with Logrus and 1C because these companies are the best in this part of the world. ETROM is a great project for the worldwide market, dedicated to all the players of the world! Etrom will be surely a great success in Russia."

'UFO: Aftermath' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alter Int/Cenega have released the a new patch for their recently released 3D squad-based action game UFO: Aftermath. This update brings your retail game to v1.2 and address a few system issues, several in-game bugs, and makes various game tweaks/improvements. Read more for details and download links ...

Pre-order 'Dungeon Siege: LoA' and Receive Bonus Cloth Map

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced an exclusive pre-order deal with EB Games and GameStop to reward gamers who pre-order Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna with a cloth map of the land of Aranna. Durable and exquisitely detailed, the cloth map is an adventurer’s best friend when stopping the caravan to ask for directions just isn’t an option. Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna is the expansion pack to Dungeon Siege, the award-winning action fantasy role-playing game of 2002. The Legends of Aranna expansion pack, which also includes the full version of the original Dungeon Siege, will be available in North America on November 12 for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S.).

'Pop Idol' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pop Idol – The Official Video Game is coming to PlayStation 2 and PC this November. It's a music-based rhythm-action game, complete with Dance Mat mode, where you become one of the hopefuls and compete as a singer through the auditions, the heats and on to the finals. Players have to face comments on their performance from a computer-generated Simon Cowell – making him the ultimate end-of-level game boss. Read more for some screens....

Chat With Shrapnel's CRPG Stars!

by Thomas on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RPGCodex will be hosting an IRC event on Tuesday, October 21st, featuring Shrapnel Games' CRPG developers Aaron Hall (Malfador Machinations) and Adam West (Crosscut Games). The chat will begin at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST) and can be found at irc.gamesnet.net:6667 #RPGCodex. Aaron will be participating from the start, with Adam joining in around 9 PM EST. To participate in the chat you'll need an IRC chat client, such as mIRC.

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Price & Packaging Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2003 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari and Epic Games have announced pricing and packaging details as well as a rebate program for Unreal Tournament 2004, the highly anticipated follow-up to last year's smash hit Unreal Tournament 2003, which has become the standard for competitive multiplayer gaming since it shipped in November 2002. Read more for details ...