The Next 'Tribes' Game Got a Green Light

by Thomas on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 7:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sierra's Alex Rodberg has been spotted posting information about a new Tribes game at forum. (thanks Blues). Here is the scoop:

I don't think any game can ever be T1 again. Even if we were to recreate T1 in painstaking detail, it wouldn't be as popular as before. Most of you are already past the learning curve, and what made it addictive was moving up that curve.

Looking forward, we must rely on our (and your) ability to discern what was fun and what wasn't about all the Tribes games (and even other games) and end up with a finished product that is both new and familiar at the same time.

I'm confident in the team we have assembled for this daunting task. I can't wait to introduce you to them so we can get fans involved in the process as early as possible. When? When we make the official announcement, sometime next year.

EA Forecasts PC Market Share Gains In 2003

by Thomas on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 7:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Larry Probst said the video game maker could gain market share in the personal computer segment next year if new versions of its popular "Sim City" games continue to draw in players. The latest entry in the build-a-virtual-world series is "Sim City 4," and an online version that allows for Internet play is scheduled to be released next week. These two, along with "Command & Conquer: Generals," should drive market share gains, Probst said Wednesday at the UBS Warburg 30th Annual Media Week Conference. He added that the company should maintain its mid-20% market share on Playstation 2 and a mid- to high-teens share on Microsoft Corp.'s XBox and Nintendo's GameCube.

'Black & Bruised' (NGC/PS2) - Official Website

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Offering gamers an online introduction to the game regarded by many as "the next generation Super Punch Out," Majesco today announced the launch of the official website of their over-the-top boxing title, Black & Bruised.

Neverwinter Nights 'Witch Wake' Part 1 - Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2002 @ 12:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BioWare Corp. today announced the release of Witch Wake Part One: The Fields of Battle, the first of an upcoming series of new story-based game modules for the award-winning Dungeons & Dragons computer role-playing game Neverwinter Nights. Read more for details and links where to grab the mod.

'A Sound Of Thunder' (GBA/PS2/Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 8:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bam Ent. is hard at work on their cross platform title "A Sound Of Thunder" based on Ray Bradbury's classic story (and also upcoming movie). Its all about hunting dinosaur's Jurrasic Park style. Don’t change anything in the past, don’t leave anything behind and don’t bring anything back. Unfortunately someone screwed up… Today we have a ton of screens for all platforms .. Njoy!

'DOOM 3' Sound Designer Wanted

by Thomas on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 8:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Christian Antkow, Level Desiger @ id Software updated his .plan file with following announcement today:

We're looking to contract a sound designer to work on weapon sounds, impact sounds, monster sounds, world ambience, machinery, etc for our upcoming game, DOOM 3. Basically, you will be responsible for creating a lot of sounds that will be used in the game.

Find out more below!

'Daredevil' (GBA) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 6:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore today announced that its Game Boy Advance version of Marvel's Daredevil has gone gold. The game is anticipated on store shelves in conjunction with the February 2003 premiere of the highly anticipated New Regency/ 20th Century Fox/Marvel Studios Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. The "E" rated game -- which incorporates many elements of the feature film including its characters, costumes, and Hell's Kitchen, New York setting -- will retail for approximately $30.

'The Phantom : The Ghost Who Walks' (GBA) - Screens & Facts

by Thomas on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 6:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Phantom - the ghost who walks" is an adventure-arcade game, that mixes action and puzzle game elements. The Phantom daily strip first ran in American newspapers on February 17, 1936 and is soon available for Game Boy Advance, developed by 7th Sense..

'Outlaw Volleyball: Spike or Die' (Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 6:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Simon & Schuster Interactive announced today additional details of its next installment in the Outlaw series of sports games that is being developed by New Jersey-based Hypnotix Inc. "Outlaw Volleyball: Spike or Die" (shipping: June 2003; Rated: "RP" by the ESRB) for Xbox, will feature 10 courts, 16 characters, and will be the first volleyball game on Xbox Live. Check out the asselicious screens ..

James Cameron's 'Dark Angel' (PS2/XB) Comes To Europe

by Thomas on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 6:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi has announced it is to bring the all-action adventures of James Cameron's Dark Angel to the PlayStation 2 and Xbox video game systems. The game has been developed by Radical Ent., is being published by Sierra Entertainment Inc., a studio of Vivendi Universal Games, and is due for release on 21st February, 2003 (already available in the US).

UPDATE: 12 screenshots of no readily discernible format added and 4 pics of the digital Jessica

'DarkSpace' Illuminates Stores

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that the massively multiplayer "DarkSpace" has shipped and is in retail stores now. The action-packed massively multiplayer strategy game set in space, puts players in command of a massive starship.

'MVP Baseball 2003' (PS2/XB/PC) Announced

by Thomas on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 4:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Batter up! EA takes fans out to the ballgame with the first season of MVP Baseball from EA SPORTS. Currently under development, MVP Baseball 2003 will be available next spring on the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. A PC version will be released in summer 2003.

Super X Studios To Release 'Wild Earth' In 2003

by Thomas on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 4:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wild Earth, which will be officially announced next month, is a departure from the sci-fi reputation of the studio. Wild Earth is set deep in Africa on the plains of the Serengeti, where the player takes the role of a photo-journalist on assignment for a fictional news magazine by the same name. Amazingly lifelike animation and immersive environments will make it a winner for all ages.

New Playboy World Builder Video Game Coming To PC/CONSOLE

by Thomas on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 4:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Playboy Enterprises today announced a global licensing deal with ARUSH Entertainment in conjunction with Groove Games to create, market and distribute a set of interactive simulation video games. The first Playboy- branded game, which will be playable on multiple platforms including PC, Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox consoles, is targeted to be in stores in 2004.

'Ryzom' - New Massively Multiplayer Game

by Thomas on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 4:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wanadoo has signed an agreement with Nevrax, a developer of massively multiplayer online role playing games, covering the publication and operation of the new "Ryzom" game, beginning in late 2003. Building on the success of "Dark Age of Camelot," launched in January 2002, Wanadoo is gearing up to offer a new massively multiplayer online role playing game called "Ryzom." "Ryzom" is a third-generation 3D game that features a highly original poetic universe designed for the general public. Online gaming aficionados will discover innovative game mechanisms, along with sumptuous graphics.

'Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball' - Voice Of Zack

by Thomas on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 3:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tecmo announced today that Controversial King Dennis Rodman has signed on to play the voice of Zack in the newest chapter of the million-selling "Dead or Alive" Series, "Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball." The first-ever "Sports Fantasy Simulation" video game featuring Zack and all the sexy fighting girls from "Dead or Alive 3" is coming to Xbox video game this January.

'Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome' - Fact Sheet

by Thomas on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 2:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome is currently under development by Swedish-based Digital Illusions and is scheduled to be released in 2003 under the EA GAMES brand. The multiplayer-focused expansion pack will give players more of what they have grown accustomed to with the original BattleField 1942 title, including more maps, more vehicles, and more fighting forces.. Check out latest fact sheet below!

Revolt Games Register 3MapGames as a Trademark

by Thomas on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 1:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Revolt Games, developer of the forthcoming space simulator Homeplanet has registered the name 3MapGames as a trademark. From now on the spacesim Homeplanet, the futuristic first person shooter Neuro and all other games from this team will also be released under the new name.

Octagon Represents 'Stealth Combat'

by Thomas on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 12:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

German development team Deck 13 is the newest addition to Octagon's client portfolio. Octagon will be shopping the team's vehicular tactical action game Stealth Combat to publishers in North America, South America and Asia. Development for the PC title is complete... Players take on the role of a military special unit leader that has been assigned the task of averting nuclear conflict in threatened areas. Jeeps, tanks, choppers, amphibious units and even walking vehicles (Mechs) are all part of the armory. Players may assume the command of any vehicle or order units to carry out tasks independently. The player can often solve missions by careful exploration of the area, sneaking towards the enemy and a executing fast and effective attack. Other missions are more fire-intensive and the player must prove that he has the quickest finger on the trigger.

'Rock N' Roll Racing' & 'Blackthorne' (GBA) - Shots

by Thomas on Dec. 11, 2002 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

We just received 22 Blackthorne wistfully nostalgic screenshots - taken from, probably, the SNES original and 16 Rock N' Roll Racing screenshots. Most likely SNES ones, by the looks of it... Njoy!