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'Operation Flashpoint' - Gaming News

by Thomas on June 14, 2003 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters community liaison officer Michael Rowland send over some Op Flashpoint news this morning:

Xbox Flashpoint will be using an upgraded engine using some elements from the Flashpoint 2 engine. Graphical elements like vehicle and character models and vegetation have been vastly improved upon and look much smoother and realistic. Yes we now have real looking trees, not those polygonal ones but realistic round ones.. Read the rest below!

'Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb' (PS2) Has Gone Gold!

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts just let us know that Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb for PS2 has Gone Gold and will be in stores June 26th! While you're anxiously awaiting your PS2 retail copies, please visit the official site to see what's new! Indy's latest adventure plays out in dramatic fashion thanks to new gameplay features such as brawling combat. This time, in addition to using his trademark whip and pistol, Indy can engage in fierce hand-to-hand combat against foes, many of whom are well-versed in martial arts. Improvised weapons such as shovels, chairs and table legs also can be used to fend off adversaries. The result is a more immersive and more Indy-like gameplay experience, set amidst spine-tingling movie-like action sequences, such as a rickshaw chase in Hong Kong and a spectacular battle atop moving gondolas in the South China Sea area.

'Far Cry' - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An accidental hero finds himself on a remote tropical paradise, where a madman plays God; engineering various species of enhanced creatures to replace what he believes is a genetic dead-end… mankind. The game is set around 2020 on a set of tropical islands in the pacific. And has a strong tropical-paradise feel, scenic in its beauty, but, harbors a terrible threat. It is a mix of jungle / primal / and next-gen technology. As the player you find yourself drawn into a secretive plot involving secret research facilities with scientists involved in military genetic-research, a secret "security" force of mercenaries, and, advanced net-generation weaponry and equipment. Check the new screens ...

'Knights Over Europe' - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Knights Over Europe is a World War I combat flight simulation brought to you by a team whose collective experience includes Red Baron II, the Falcon 3 series, the Close Combat series and Fly II. Knights Over Europe brings the dawn of aerial combat up-to-date with leading edge graphics, high fidelity flight models and precision damage modeling. Dozens of highly detailed aircraft with historically accurate markings will set the stage for an experience that will attract both hard-core flightsim fans and novices alike. Read more for details and screens

'Muscle Car 3' Announced - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Global Star Software has announced plans to release Muscle Car 3 for the PC. Under development at 3 Romans in Birmingham, Alabama, Global Star plans to build upon the success of the Muscle Car series, while adding immense visual and game play improvements. Global Star currently plans to release Muscle Car 3 in the summer of 2003. Read more for details and download links ......

'Summer Heat Beach Volleyball' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 1:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Summer Heat Beach Volleyball is the only beach volleyball game available on the PlayStation 2. Gamers will take a trip to the world’s wildest summer locations for addictive 2 on 2 Beach Volleyball action and party with the hottest people on Earth! When it pours, it rains. After a huge batch of screens a few days ago, here are some more to check out!

'Lionheart' - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wahey Lionheart fans! The official Lionheart website has been updated, ready for the weekend right here! Want to learn how to focus the terrible power of deepest winter into physical projectiles? Cast fire orbs that sear an enemy with fire damage upon contact? Channel wild energies of electrical storms into explosive torrents of magical power? Sure, I mean who doesn't?!? Well then head on over to the MAGIC pageto read all about the Thought Branch of Magic in which you can learn to channel arcane magical spells and abilities...oh yeah! Read more for some new screens ..

'Air Raid: This is Not a Drill !!' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Big City Games and developer Made by Kiddies Inc. are proud to announce that the latest action title, Air Raid: This is not a drill, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. “Air Raid is a fast-paced, action-filled, shoot-em-down title,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First. “It guarantees hours of intense gameplay.”

'Total Club Manager 2003' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has just released yet another new patch for Total Club Manager 2003. This upgrade brings your retail copy to v1.3 and adds a few new stadiums, some new league's and a few other things. Please note this patch is ONLY for the English version, a German update is also available for their "Fussball Manager edition, upgrading it to v1.2. Read more for links where to download this puppies!

'Kirby Air Ride' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kirby arrives on GameCube at warp speed in his first-ever racing game. Based on the same principles as games like Super Smash Brothers and past Kirby titles, Kirby Air Ride offers an entirely new approach to the racing genre. The simple controls that define all Kirby games give Kirby Air Ride instant playability no matter how skilled the players may be. Check these 50+ new screens ...

'Worms 3D' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worms 3 will utilise the full power afforded by next-generation platforms, featuring ground-breaking fully deformable landscape technology, and will continue the wild humor and intensive, addictive fun that gamers expect from the Worms franchise. Worms 3 will showcase a raft of new gameplay features, while retaining all the familiar chaos of the original titles, complete with bizarre power-ups, loopy weaponry, and crazy cartoon graphics -- in both single and multi-player modes. Check out these 8 new wormelicious screens ..

'Eve of Destruction' - Mod Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 11:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eve of Destruction is a mod Battlefield 1942, and they have released a 11% "demo" of the final product. Eve Of Destruction will contain not only new skins, vehicles and new objects, it features 8 complete new custom maps. Each map is different in their own way (from realistic to fun maps) and partially adapted to the Indochina Vietnam Conflict. Infantry Combat in EoD is more realistic and more action than in Battlefield and similar to more infantry-based games like Raven Shield or Counterstrike. The second full alpha release of Eve of Destruction is here with BF1942 v1.4 as well as Gamespy Arcade support! Head back to the jungles in this modification replicating the deadly and vicious Vietnam War. Read more for download links ...

'Halo 2' (Xbox) - E3 Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Halo 2" is the sequel to the highly successful and critically acclaimed game "Halo: Combat Evolved." In "Halo 2," the saga continues as Master Chief, a genetically enhanced supersoldier, is the only thing standing between the relentless Covenant and the destruction of all humankind. Pushing the Xbox hardware to its very limits and utilizing Xbox Live in a way that Bungie believes will redefine online play, "Halo 2" will expand on everything that made the original game great. At its heart a compelling and captivating story, "Halo 2" makes revolutionary advances in design and technology. As expected Bungie has made the e3 trailer available, read more for download links. Be Warned, it's hires and 160mb big!

'Tron 2.0' - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2003 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game takes place in present day, approximately 20 years after the events of the film. Playing as Jet Bradley, son of ENCOM programmer Alan Bradley from the movie, gamers are digitized into cyberspace and will race on light cycles, battle corruption both inside and outside of the computer world, and explore locations including the Internet Hub, Firewall, Corrupted Server and Light Cycle Game Grid. Read more to check out a new batch of screens ...

Capcom Release Schedule Update

by Christian on June 13, 2003 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

News seems to be pretty slow today, but it's Friday.. Anyway Capcom has updated its game released date schedule today, and here it is (thanks GameSpyDaily)!

  • 06-17-03 Resident Evil Dead Aim (PS2)
  • 06-17-03 Mega Man Network Transmission (GCN)
  • 06-24-03 Mega Man Battle Network 3 (White) (GBA)
  • 06-24-03 Mega Man Battle Network 3 (Blue) (GBA)
  • 08-05-03 Chaos Legion (PS2)
  • 08-05-03 Dino Crisis 3 (Xbox)
  • 08-05-03 Pro Cast Sports Fishing (Xbox)
  • 08-26-03 Group S Challenge (Xbox)
  • 09-09-03 P.N.03 (GCN)
  • 09-30-03 Viewtiful Joe (GCN)
  • 10-07-03 Mega Man X7 (PS2)
  • 10-07-03 Maximo vs Army of Zin (PS2)
  • 10-07-03 Mega Man Zero 2 (GBA)

'Ballerium' - Beta Plan Changes

by Thomas on June 13, 2003 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Despite earlier announcement, Majorem Ltd., developers of Ballerium - the Massive multiplayer strategy game, announce today the extension of the Zero-stage beta of the game. If all internal tests go well, it is expected that within about a week Majorem will launce a fourth round of the Pre-Beta (Or: Beta-0), while using an upgraded server and client.

'Starters Orders' - Demo & Features

by Thomas on June 13, 2003 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

New in-depth Horse racing Management Simulation STARTERS-ORDERS released by UK developer Strategic Designs to be distributed digitally in partnership with Softwrap. Starters Orders is a highly detailed and accurate Horse racing management game for the PC.

'Full Spectrum Warrior' (PC/XB) Wins Two Coveted Awards @ E3

by Thomas on June 13, 2003 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and Pandemic Studios today announced that their authentic military tactical-action game Full Spectrum Warrior has won awards for "Best Simulation Game" and "Best Original Game" from the prestigious "Game Critics Awards - Best of E3 2003" panel. Coming to the Xbox videogame system from Microsoft and PC in early 2004, Full Spectrum Warrior was nominated in four different categories including "Best Original Game," "Best Simulation Game," "Best Console Game" and "Best of Show" garnering more nominations than any other game at E3.

'Wakeboarding Unleashed Featuring Shaun Murray' (XB/PS2) At Retail

by Thomas on June 13, 2003 @ 5:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers get ready to rip across a lake by a high-powered speedboat and pull off huge tricks in Activisions new action sports video game, Wakeboarding Unleashed featuring Shaun Murray. Featuring revolutionary water graphics, unique rope mechanics and innovative two-player modes, the game has been given the Elite Award by the Official Xbox Magazine (June 2003). Wakeboarding Unleashed featuring Shaun Murray is currently available for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft at retail outlets for a suggested retail price of £39.99 and carries a 3+ PEGI rating.

THQ Ships 'Tetris Worlds Live' For Xbox

by Thomas on June 13, 2003 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of the most popular video game franchises ever created goes online as THQ releases "Tetris Worlds Live" exclusively for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Compatible with Xbox Live, Microsoft's online gaming arena, "Tetris Worlds Live" brings fans across the globe the opportunity to experience the addictive, block-dropping mayhem synonymous with the Tetris brand in online competition.