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'MotoGP 2' Scores Two Bafta Awards

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 8:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BAFTA has lent its voice to the loud chorus already singing the acclaim of Climax's MotoGP 2:Ultimate Racing Technology by putting the high-speed racer forward for two prestigious awards. Following soon after the glowing praise and fantastic review scores of the specialist press, the nominations for the 'Best Racing Game' and 'Best Multiplayer Game' awards serve as testament to the game's outstanding quality and the excellent work of Climax's development team.

E3 2004 Where Business Gets Fun

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 4:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3Expo), the world's leading interactive entertainment trade show, today invited industry leaders from across the globe to apply to speak at the show's conference program. E3Expo conference speakers provide hands-on training and expertise to the industry professionals who gather annually to acquire insight from this esteemed faculty and to preview thousands of never-before-seen computer and video game related products. The 10th annual E3Expo, "Where Business Gets Fun," is scheduled for May 11-14, 2004 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

New World Order - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 4:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project Three Interactive has released a new and updated playable demo for its FPS game New World Order. With this new version the game’s playable demo is now upgraded to version 1.42, the same version as the full game has already been upgraded to earlier. To celebrate this final demo release, the demo will feature two frequently played maps from the full game: ‘Restaurant’ and ‘Mansion’, playable in single & multiplayer. Read more for download links ...

Nokia Game 2003 Begins On November 19

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 4:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On November 19, gamers will begin competing in Nokia Game 2003, a 10-day interactive multimedia game competition that includes a series of challenges, turn-based role play games, as well as arcade-style action. Last year, Nokia Game registered a record number of gamers – over 1 million. Registration for Nokia Game 2003 has already begun, with capacity expanded to accommodate more participants than ever before. The top winners in each participating country will receive a Nokia N-Gage mobile game deck as a prize.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | 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 :

  • Dungeon siege: Legends Of Aranna - Trailer
  • Medal Of Honor: Rising Sun - Trailer
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Trailer
  • Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 - Trailer
  • 1080 Avalanche - Trailer


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

'Zombies' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 3:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Zombies is a FPS/survival/horror game, under development at French Krysalide. The game features 20 hours of intense gameplay, 11 levels to test your survival instincts, 20 weapons and 12 sidekicks. Zombies is expected in Q1 2005 for PS2, Xbox, and PC. Read more for details & screens...

'Horizons: Empire of Istaria' - European Release Date Moved Up

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 3:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari is bringing forward the release date of Horizons: Empire of Istaria to December 5th, to ensure eager gamers can get their hands on this highly anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game in plenty of time before Christmas. Available for PC, Horizons: Empire of Istaria will allow players to experience online gaming like never before in a single massive online world primed for exploration, brimming with adventure and rife with danger. The game is expected in North America on December 9th, in the meantime, read our preview ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 3:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 11:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more. Read more to check out some new screens and in game trailer showing off the "Day & Night" cycle...

'Mafia' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 11:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2 has released a new patch for Illusion Softworks' 3rd person action/adventure game Mafia. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.2 and mainly addresses gfx card and other hardware issues, as well as overall performance tweaks. Read more for detailed fixlist and download links ...

'TRON 2.0' - Updated Multiplayer Deathmatch Addon

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 10:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

TRON 2.0 is a story-driven, first-person action game that propels the player into an alternate universe inside a computer. Monolith has released an updated version of last weeks TRON 2.0 multiplayer deathmatch patch. This update requires you to have the latest v1.030 patch, is NOT compatible with the previous version and adds Derez (deathmatch) and Team Derez game modes, as well as three multiplayer maps designed by Touchdown Entertainment. Single-player save games are affected and will no longer work after applying this patch. The official patch requires WinXP to install, but there is also an unsupported 3rd party version that works on all Windows versions (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details & download links ..

'Need for Speed Underground' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 6:32 p.m. PST | 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 (thanks Tiscali). Check out them shiny screens!

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 6:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pirates is broadband only, with high-end hardware specifications for graphics -- a GeForce 3 or better is required in at least a 1GHz machine, and the game is optimized for the latest DirectX 9.0-class cards. Pirates is being published on-line directly to gamers using Valve's new Steam technology, the same delivery system used by Half-Life 2 and Counterstrike 2. Check out the new seaworthy screens ...

'Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 6:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The battle for Gotham City has begun! Ubisoft announces it has shipped Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu for the PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance. The first video game to introduce a new character into the Batman universe, Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu establishes Sin Tzu, a cunning master in the deadly art of war, as a worthy adversary of the Dark Knight. Designed by legendary comic book artist Jim Lee, Sin Tzu promises to thrill Batman fans of all ages.

'Uru: Ages Beyond Myst' - Online Chat

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 6:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft and Cyan Worlds, Inc. today announced an exclusive online chat with Rand Miller, founder of Cyan Worlds, to discuss Uru: Ages Beyond Myst. In addition, other members of the Cyan team may also join in the chat. The hour-long chat will allow fans worldwide to ask questions, gain more insight, and celebrate the launch of this highly anticipated title. Uru: Ages Beyond Myst goes on sale nationwide across the U.S. this week at the manufacturer's retail price of $49.99. Head on over to http://chat.ubisoft.fr on November 12, 2003 at 12:00 p.m. (PST) - 1:00 p.m. (PST)

'The Hobbit' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 5:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Barely shipping to stores earlier today, Sierra has already released the first patch for Amaze Entertainment's action/adventure The Hobbit. This upgrade brings your retail game to 1.2 and addresses several crash problems, improves the user interface, tweaks some water puzzles, and a few other fixes. Read more for download links ...

'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' - Dedicated Win32/Linux Server

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 3:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Raven Software has released the updated Win32 and Linux dedicated servers for their sci-fi action game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. This v1.011 release is a a minor update to go with last night's v1.01 client update patch. Read more for download links ...

'Day of Defeat' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 2:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's Doug Lombardi sent out a note to let us know that Day of Defeat 1.1 is in the final stages of development and will be available for wide beta testing via Steam later this week. The team-based multiplayer game sends players into Axis vs. Allies battles set in Western Europe during WWII. Version 1.1 adds enhanced animation through the incorporation of Valve's nine-way blending system. DoD 1.1 also includes new maps plus a host of tweaks and fixes. For more information visit www.dayofdefeat.com or www.steampowered.com.

'Legacy of Kain: Defiance' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 1:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos has shipped to stores across North America the highly anticipated Legacy of Kain: Defiance for the PlayStation2 and Xbox . This next installment is the continuation of the popular Legacy of Kain series, which has sold over 1.5 million units to date in North America alone.

'Captain Scarlet' Gets Cancelled

by Rainier on Nov. 11, 2003 @ 1:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Batfish Studios office closed on 15th October, having completed the release candidate for Captain Scarlet. The reasons for the office closing are unrelated to Captain Scarlet, the team did not have a suitable project and in the current climate it wasn't possible to continue working speculatively. The release candidate of the final game and two demos were delivered to our publisher Digital Workshop on the 15th October. However, Batfish Studios was informed on 7th November that Digital Workshop will not be publishing the game (thanks Homelan).