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'SW Galaxies: An Empire Divided' - European Launch In October

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2003 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision today announced that LucasArts' Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided is to be released on October 31st in the U.K., Nordic and 'Rest-of-Europe' regions and on 7th November in Spain, Italy, France and Germany. Since its launch in the USA on June 26th 2003, the title has proved the fastest growing MMO role-playing game to date. With over 300,000 registered users, in less than two months, Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided has already become the second largest MMO in the USA.

'Weird War' - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 19, 2003 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Weird War is a cRPG taking place during World War II. The game tells an incredible story, which you won’t find in any history books. Weird War: The Unknown Episode of World War II was produced by Mirage Interactive and it will be published by Techland in Q4... Read more for some new shots!

NCSoft Launches 'City of Heroes' Game Contest - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2003 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

What do you call an area where evil lurks in the shadows, buildings lay in ruins, streams are filled by a brackish muck and a thick, greenish mist has invaded every crevice and corner? Fans of the upcoming City of Heroes' online game will soon be creating their own heroes and fighting evil in "hazard zones" like this. Now, they have a chance to name the first hazard zone and forever leave their creative mark on Paragon City, the game's fictional metropolis. Read more for details & some screens of the infamous hazardous zone...

'Sabotage 1943' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2003 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

France 1940. Behind the façade of stability a secret, desperate, and cruel war of liberation has already begun. As a spy, saboteur, and partisan of the French resistance movement, the Résistance, you will also get involved in this fight. Sabotage 1943 is an upcoming WWII FPS by German developers Replay Studios. Read more to check out the promising looking screens and stay tuned for more details shortly!

'Worms 3D' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Continuing to capture the true essence of the game as teams of worms battle across bizarre randomly generated landscapes, or across finely crafted custom-designed levels utilizing an arsenal of devastating weapons. Ok, somebody needs to make up their mind! After the leaked demo, Team17 said we could expect a real demo in 7 days, and the very next day Sega Europe releases the official English/German demo. This version features the same map, playable with 2 people on the same computer, but with the latest code (and first person view included). Read more for download links ...

'Wars & Warriors: Joan of Arc' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2003 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Joan of Arc is a 3D epic saga that allows players to relive some of the most intense battles during the Hundred Years War. In Joan of Arc, players will slowly transform from a single warrior into a forceful military leader as they develop and master the art of chivalry and tactical warfare. Read more for some new screens ...

'Commandos 3: Destination Berlin' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2003 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commandos 3 takes the stunningly detailed graphics and compelling gameplay of the series to a whole new level. The game features a new interior engine that enables you to rotate the detailed environments and zoom in and out. Prepare your Commandos as enemy bombing raids lay waste to environments, requiring you to change your tactics and approach. Not only does Commandos 3 featutred a compelling single player game, it also support LAN & online multiplayer. Read more to check out some multiplayer goodness ...

'Space Haste II' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2003 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Big City Games and developer Dreams Interactive are pleased to announce that their high-flying hovercraft racing game, Space Haste II has gone gold!

'Echelon 2: Wind Warriors' - New Factsheet

by Thomas on Sept. 19, 2003 @ 7:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Echelon Wind Warriors further expands the universe of Echelon, a title that set some high standards with it first instalment back in 2001. Echelon Wind Warriors is the forthcoming highly anticipated sequel. Read more to find out what's NEW! in the sequel with this handy fact sheet.

'Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator' - Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 19, 2003 @ 6:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Race Driver 2 will provide petrol head gamers with the most diverse range of challenging motorsports ever seen in one game. Over 30 global championships will be featured, with players competing in events including GT Sports Car Racing, Street Racing, Rally, DTM, V8 Supercars, Global GT Lights, Rally Cross, Formula Ford, Open Wheel Grand Prix and Classic Car Racing... Check out first four screenshots from the Codies' big X03 announcement..

Note: These screens replace the ones in the X03 press kit, which turned out to be Race Driver 1 pics.. Looks like someone's got their wires crossed somewhere.

'No Man's Land' - New Characters

by Thomas on Sept. 19, 2003 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today CDV present two new characters: UMAK and LORD DUNMORE! Umak is a warrior of the Woodland Indian nation whose mission is to resist the white men placing his people in great danger. This, however, proves to be no easy task as there are certain problems within his own tribe. The second, Lord Dunmore, fights against the rebellion in the new British colonies. He believes that every opposition is pure treason and wants to maintain his dictatorship at all costs.

'Conflict: Desert Storm II' (PC/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2003 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Conflict: Desert Storm II focuses on the events of the 1991 Gulf War, and follows the activities of Bradley, Foley, Connors and Jones 300 km further behind enemy lines; taking the level of gameplay and realism to new heights, with a story-led campaign across a variety of missions, beginning with an urgent call to rescue a downed UH-60 Black Hawk's crew in a heavily fortified city, and ending with the allied endeavours to liberate Kuwait City. Read more for some screens & a new trailer...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2003 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Schanz Closes Publishing Deal For 'Gorky Zero'

by Thomas on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 10:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Schanz International Consultants (SIC) closes Gorky Zero publishing deal for Metropolis with Jowood. Jowood will publish the title in North America and most of the European countries while SIC maintains rights to finalise territory-wise deals in Asia.

Gorky Zero takes place a few years before the times of Gorky 17, as we participate in one of Sullivan's first missions that is a secret operation in the Ukraine. The game belongs to the popular sneak-em-up genre including a real time playmode. Cole Sullivan prefers to stay in the shadow but in the face of a real threat, he can pull out a gun and get rid of all his enemies.

'Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 3:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rewarding drivers for focusing on speed and style while still taking risks around every corner, "Project Gotham Racing 2" offers circuit-based racing through highly detailed, photorealistic urban environments. Racers can choose from more than 50 of the hottest cars while learning their way around new and exciting cities, mastering corners, and accelerating through the straightaways before moving to a different venue. Players also can race against up to three friends at once through a multiplayer SystemLink or match up against players online utilizing Xbox Live. Read more for some screens ...

'Need for Speed Underground' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 3:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the world of urban street racing and high performance tuner cars with the latest title in the hit Need for Speed series: Need for Speed Underground. Take on today’s most popular tuner cars from Mitsubishi Motors, Subaru, Toyota and many more, building the ultimate street machine by earning cash to pay for custom body kits and a host of licensed car performance mods. But just creating a custom street racing machine will not get you to the top; it takes a certain amount of attitude and razor sharp driving skills to compete in the tough world of urban racing. Check out the new & shiny screens!

'Killzone' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 3:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future, in a period of planetary colonisation, it revolves around a savage conflict between forces that are still loyal to Earth (the ISA) and a separatist, militaristic faction who call themselves the Helghast. The game follows your squad of four soldiers on a suicidal mission behind enemy lines, as they fight to undermine and defeat the Helghast forces following their devastating Blitzkrieg attack on the human colony. Read more to check out some new screens ...

Whiptail Interactive Announces Q4 2003 Lineup

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 2:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive, a global publisher of PC games, today announced its Q4 2003 lineup. The slate will include arcade-style racing with R.C. Cars, action-adventure with Blade & Sword and the much anticipated POSTAL 2 Gold Edition, which will include the long-awaited multiplayer feature. These three exciting titles will ship to retail stores nationwide in October and November 2003.

'Dynasty Warriors 4: Xtreme Legends' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Both A Standalone Game and an Expansion Disc! As a standalone game: Dynasty Warriors 4 Xtreme Legends includes all of the characters from the original Dynasty Warriors 4, along with new stages and game play never before seen in any previous Dynasty Warriors title! As an expansion disc: DW4XL powers up the original Dynasty Warriors 4 with 4XL's new features. Take characters from DW4 and use them in DW4XL. Read more for some extra info and new screens ...

'Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2003 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dominions 2: The Ascension Wars is an epic turn-based fantasy strategy game unlike any other fantasy strategy title that you've ever played. On the surface it may seem familiar; after all you're raising armies, conquering enemy lands, and wielding powerful spells. Scratch deeper though and you'll soon find that Dominions 2 introduces a depth that will satisfy even the most hardcore strategy gamer. Read more for details and screens ...