'Devil Whiskey' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shifting Suns Studios has released a playable demo for their Bard's Tale inspired first-person fantasy role-playing game Devil Whiskey. The demo features the beginning of the main plot with one sub-quest and most of the full game's character classes (thanks GenGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Battlefield 1942' Linux Server v1.45 Beta 3 & Data Files

by Thomas on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield 1942 "Digital Illusions 3D action game" Linux Server v1.45 beta 3 update is now available for download (6 MB). Also Secret Weapons of WWII data files for Linux server is released (23 MB). Here is the list of changes for Linux Server v1.45 beta 3 :

'Gallop Racer' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gallop Racer is an action-packed sports management title immerses the player in the exciting and fast-paced world of horse racing where they can tackle every aspect of the Sport of Kings, from breeding and training a thoroughbred to riding and even betting on the winner. With a wealth of gaming options upon entering the racing arena - variety is the name of the game!

'Captain Scarlet: Retaliation' Delayed

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Batfish Studios have announced that the launch of the eagerly awaited Captain Scarlet game, Retaliation, has been delayed until 14th November 2003 and that the game will also be available in a unique Special Edition. Limited to only 500 copies, and only available to order before the release of the game, the Special Edition contains a host of extras but as an added bonus, anyone who orders the Special Edition will have their name appear in the game! (thanks HomeLAN) There is also a new trailer available, get it here ...

'Western Outlaw: Wanted Dead or Alive' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jarhead Studios' Wild West first person shooter has gone gold and should be in stores (published by Groove Games) end of this month.

You are the Stranger, a man hardened by your years as a gunslinger. The only thing harder than you are the rocks you sleep on at night. You have arrived in a troubled town looking for peace and quiet, but you're not that lucky. Framed for a crime you didn't commit, you must use your skills as a gunslinger to evade the law and fight to stay alive in a corrupt western town where everyone wants you dead. Fight your way through ten action packed levels. Save the day by thwarting a train heist, go one on one with other gunslingers, fight your way through an abandoned mine and save the girl from a rich tycoon Hell-bent on seeing you dead. Then ride off into the sunset, if you're still alive.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Seven Samurai 20XX - Trailer
  • Captain Scarlet: Retaliation - Trailer
  • Law & Order II: Double or Nothing - Intro Movie

  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

Valve's Steam To Relaunch On Wednesday

by Thomas on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamesindustry.biz let us know that the public beta test of broadband games-on-demand service Steam will end on Tuesday evening Pacific time, and the first full version installer will be made available on Wednesday morning at 11am PDT via www.steampowered.com, Valve Software has announced.

With the new release on Wednesday, Valve plans to reset the account database. Any future registrations will have to be allied to a genuine CD-key, drawing to a close the honeymoon period of free Half-Life, CS and mod access - not to mention Half-Life 2 movie releases - for the two or three people still without a copy of the original game.

'Gun Metal' Is Coming! - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The law abiding citizens of planet Helios, once a colony of Earth (linked by milestone stabilization of wormholes in space) are under attack from the very people they left behind : 'Earth's Forsaken' - the warring masses of their former planet. Having stemmed the onslaught of enemy ships, the ground battle continues its retreat, leaving the war seeming all but lost – except, that is, for project 'Gun Metal'. Finally coming out in Europe this month! Read more for some new screens ....

'Hoyle Majestic Chess' Now Available

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced that Hoyle Majestic Chess, a unique and visually stunning PC chess simulation, is now available at retailers nationwide. Developed for Windows PC by Fluent Entertainment, Hoyle Majestic Chess offers a suite of innovative and compelling features designed to appeal to beginners and experienced players alike. Read more for details ...

Play 'Pool Room' Over WAP Or GPRS

by Thomas on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cash-U Mobile Technologies, the power behind Mobile Entertainment, and leading mobile games developer Hailstorm are taking mobile gaming to the next level with the release of their J2ME multiplayer game, The Pool Room. Available to customers of Cash-U's Pecan Gaming platform, The Pool Room enables players to challenge each other to a game of virtual pool over the mobile network.

'Fire Warrior' (PC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fire Warrior follows one day in the tumultuous life of a young Tau warrior who must battle alone against a force that shows no mercy: The Imperium. The Tau will soon learn there is a darker foe at hand and become entangled in a frightening story that leads them through an ongoing war. Read more to check out some new screens ...

New 'Chrome' Wallpapers

by Thomas on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At www.chromethegame.com 4 sets of Chrome wallpapers created by the makers of the game are available. The sets include 26 graphics depicting chosen elements of the game – main characters, sites, vehicles, and computer opponents. All wallpapers are in 1024x768 resolution and definitely every Chrome fan will find something interesting.

X²: The Threat - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With over two years of development time going into the project, the team at EGOSOFT have crafted a dynamic, active universe, in which to immerse the player. Tagged as the "21st Century Elite" by PC ZONE, the game has already received vast amounts of coverage; with press overwhelmed by the quality of graphics and depth of game play. Read more for details and a batch of new screens ...

'Hoyle Games 2004' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra has released a playable demo for Hoyle Games 2004 featuring several games such as Slot Machines, Hearts, Backgammon, and Star Collector. If card/puzzle games is your bag, read more for download links ...

'Dead to Rights ' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead to Rights is an intense, action thriller that is currently available for PlayStation2, Xbox, and GameCube. Dead to Rights features model Grant City officer, Jack Slate, who's been framed for murder and seeks revenge on those who have killed his father and set him up. What Slate discovers during his journey sends him on a downward spiral into a labyrinth of corruption, betrayal and crime. Best-selling, Dead to Rights has qualified for and is now selling as Platinum Hits for Xbox. Read more to check a fresh batch of PC screens ...

Strategy First Signs 'Shadow Vault' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First is pleased to announce that they will be publishing Mayhem Studios’ upcoming turn-based RPG Shadow Vault worldwide excluding Russia. “Strategy First is continuing its focus to bring only high quality games to the market,” says Don McFatridge, President of Strategy First Inc. “Shadow Vault is a well-thought out RPG with stunning graphics and we couldn’t be happier to have it in our 2004 line-up”. Read more for details & screens...

'Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon' - Official Website

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced the launch of a dedicated website for their upcoming title Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon. The site includes cool movies, the storyline, a wealth of regularly added screenshots and information you just can’t find anywhere else. So head on over there and check out the freshly launched website.

Xicat Interactive Signs Distribution Deal With KOCH Media

by Thomas on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xicat Interactive, Inc., a publisher of computer games such as Jane's Attack Squadron and Iron Aces II, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with KOCH Media for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The company will be responsible for all aspects of sales and distribution for Xicat's titles.

'WWE WrestleMania XIX' Ships For NGC

by Thomas on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 6:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and JAKKS Pacific today announced the release of their newest World Wrestling Entertainment licensed video game, "WWE WrestleMania XIX," exclusively for Nintendo GameCube. Emphasizing simulation-style gameplay, "WWE WrestleMania XIX" features all the action, excitement and attitude of World Wrestling Entertainment. The World Wrestling Entertainment videogame franchise remains one of the biggest brands in interactive entertainment, with total sales in excess of $350 million in the U.S. alone. "WWE WrestleMania XIX" is available now at major retail outlets throughout North America.

'Ultimate Arena' Gets A Jolt

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2003 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena, Inc., the leading skill-based action game web site, and Jolt, the leading provider of Internet services to gamers in the United Kingdom, today announced that all matches in this fall’s Jolt Ultimate Arena Unreal Tournament 2003 League will be organized online at www.ultimatearena.com. Ultimate Arena, the leading online tournament platform, is the first service to offer players an online venue to compete in Jolt leagues for cash prizes.