3DO Ships 'Heroes of Might and Magic IV: The Gathering Storm'

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 7:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 3DO Company today announced that its highly anticipated game expansion, "Heroes of Might and Magic IV: The Gathering Storm" for the PC, is now in stores. Featuring massive never-before-seen campaigns and maps, the expansion pack includes four original creatures to fight and a series of new artifacts to collect. Players must assemble a strong team to defeat the diabolical Mad Wizard, Hexis.

NBA Live 2003 (PC/NGC/PS2/XB) - Shots

by Thomas on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA LIVE 2003 will be released this fall for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, PC-CD and the PlayStation console... Apparently Fabolous (sic), a "recording artist", appears as an unlockable character. And here are the pics to prove it.

Roll up! Roll up! AI Generals needed.

by Thomas on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 6:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pick up any real time strategy game off the shelves and you'll be asked to beat off, out smart and over come numerous computer controlled adversaries set against you in every level. These enemies have been promised to be tactical geniuses that will tax you to the hilt but usually end up being moronic fools who'll happily run onto the end of your sword without a second thought.

'Stronghold Crusader' Ships - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 6:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gathering of Developers announced today that FireFly Studios' Stronghold Crusader for the PC has shipped. Stronghold Crusader is a dynamic "castle sim" set in a distant Arabian land that combines the finest aspects from the city builder and real-time strategy genres.

'Mindscape' Puts 'Strategy First'

by Thomas on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mindscape is pleased to announce that an exclusive agreement has been signed with Strategy First to distribute two PC CD-ROM titles, GI Combat and Dragon Throne - The Battle of Red Cliffs in the UK. Dragon Throne: Battle of Red Cliffs will be available in November and GI Combat will be available in Q1 2003, both priced £29.99.

Blade II (XB/PS2) Ships

by Thomas on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 6:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vampire hunters everywhere can now rid the world of the undead with Activision, Inc.'s BladeII for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft. Based on the popular Marvel Comics' sword-wielding super hero who was portrayed by Wesley Snipes in two successful feature films from New Line Cinema, Blade II features a 360 combat system, martial arts moves, signature weapons and attacks, players can now annihilate their enemies with all -new moves. The game is currently available nationwide in retail outlets for a suggested retail price of £39.99 and is rated 15+ by the Elspa.

Elite Jigsaw Puzzle

by Thomas on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 6:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Novosibirsk, Russia - Alawar Entertainment signed a contract for the publishing and distribution of a new puzzle game, Elite Jigsaw Puzzle, developed by Media Research Group.

New 'O.R.B.' Stuff!

by Thomas on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Head over to for cool downloads, such as mp3 music, in-game and CGI animation trailers, seven exclusive wallpapers, great screenshots, and to see a bunch of other things like the O.R.B. timeline and game features that will make you drool while you wait for the game to come out!

'ROCKY' Wallpapers

by Thomas on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the critically acclaimed Rocky movie anthology staring Sylvester Stallone and featuring all of the leading characters from the five Rocky films – ‘Apollo Creed’, ‘Clubber Lang’ (aka Mr T.), ‘Ivan Drago’ and ‘Tommy Gunn’- you take on the role of the ‘Italian Stallion’ and must fight your way through several single and multi-player challenges as you attempt to become the undisputed boxing champion of the world.. Latest 1024x768 wallpapers below!

'Woody Woodpecker Crazy Castle 5' Trailers

by Thomas on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tantalus Interactive has partnered with Japanese publisher Kemco to develop Woody Woodpecker in Crazy Castle 5 for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance. The Crazy Castle series is one of the most popular handheld franchises ever, and Crazy Castle 5 promises to be the best yet. Crazy Castle 5 puts Tantalus at the forefront of GBA development worldwide, showcasing a prolific technology base, and rich pool of artistic talent. Today we got four .AVI movies, features exclusively in-game footage.. Read more for the links!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News has a very interesting interview with NOLF2 Producer, Chris Miller. Within the interview, Miller announced plans for NOLF2 to include Deathmatch and Team-based muliplayer! has an interview with developers of Black Element Software's action/adventure game, Shade: Wrath of Angels. Action Vault has a new Q&A (posted in 2 parts, this is part 1) with Wanadoo's Jérôme Cukier talking about their upcoming historical action-adventure game, Inquisition. Computer & Video Games has a new Q&A with Rare's Chris and Tim Stamper and Microsoft's Ed Fries talking about M$'s recent buyout of Rare.

Microids Unveils 'Post Mortem' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enters Microïds with Post Mortem, its second adventure PC game to be released in 2002 after Syberia. Don’t turn your light off and keep an eye open… There might be something behind your back…The game is set in Paris, between the two World Wars, a time that would change the world forever, a time of clashing ideas: new versus old, strong versus weak.

Sniper: Path of Vengeance - New Update Patch Available

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2002 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game barely made it to stores and merely a few days after an earlier patch, Xicat felt the need to release a second one for their first person shooter, Sniper: Path of Vengeance (developed by Mirage). This puppy upgrades your game to v1.25 and address some memory issues, crashes, a few menu fixes and other fun stuff .. Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab it (thanks 3DGamers).

Xenus - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2002 @ 11:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The story begins when Kevin Myers receives a call from magazine his sister works for. He is told that she didn't contact them more than 10 days and they are afraid she missed in Colombia during her journalist investigation. Kevin departures to this country to rescue her. Having arrived he finds himself in the world of violence where 70 out of 100 hundreds people are killed each year. In the country where there are many forces that fight for the power. You must rescue the sister and keep alive. The scenery that looks banal in the beginning step-by-step gets mixed up and finally becomes semi-mystic.

Paradox Entertainment Acquires Rights To 'Conan' Franchise

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2002 @ 11:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Entertainment announced today the two-step acquisition of Conan Sales Company holding all the rights to Conan, one of the most successful character franchises in the world. The agreement allows Paradox to acquire 20% of the company with an option to purchase all remaining stock. Effective immediately, the management of CSC will be represented by Paradox Entertainment. Does this mean we'll see some decent Conan games for the PC soon?

Thrustmaster's New GamePad For PC

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2002 @ 10:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ever played a PC game with a Upad from Thrustmaster? The answer to this question is probably "no". Thrustmaster presents the '360 Modena Upad Force', the First Ferrari Licensed Vibrating Gamepad For PC.. Read more for details

BAM Ships 'Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever' (GBA) This Week

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2002 @ 9:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that its action title based on the film Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, begins shipping this week. Coinciding with the recent theatrical debut of the Franchise Pictures film starring Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu and Ray Park, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Game Boy Advance marks Ecks and Sever's second appearance on the handheld unit. BAM! Entertainment shipped the critically acclaimed Ecks vs. Sever the video game last fall as part of its multi-title agreement with Franchise Pictures.

THQ Ships 'Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius' For PS2 & GBA

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2002 @ 9:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and Nickelodeon today announced that "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius" for PlayStation2 and "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron vs. Jimmy Negatron" for Game Boy Advance are now available at retail outlets nationwide. The PlayStation 2 version features Jimmy Neutron, star of Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies' Academy Award-nominated, digitally animated motion picture, "Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius." The Game Boy Advance version is based on the new television series on Nickelodeon, "The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius," Nickelodeon's highest rated TV premiere to date.

NCsoft Announces 'Wreckage'

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2002 @ 9:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation announced plans today to publish an upcoming massively-multiplayer (MMP) game currently under development by NetDevil studios, under the working title 'Wreckage'.

'Malice' & 'NOLF2' - Trailers

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2002 @ 9:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Sierra released a few trailers for some of their upcoming titles. We have a 'Malice' and 'No One Lives Forever 2' trailer in various formats for the bandwith impaired or broadband people .. read more for links where to grab all the goodies!