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'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War' - Fourth Race Revealed

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and Relic Entertainment today unveiled the fourth race in their PC title, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War. Previously, the two companies had announced that the Space Marines, Chaos and Orks would be featured as playable races in the game that is expected to deliver the most visceral frontline combat ever delivered in an RTS. Today, the two companies confirmed that the strong and powerful Eldar will be the fourth race. The Eldar's unrivaled psychic powers and powerful infantry make them a powerful force in the galaxy.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Vanguard: Saga of Heroes" represents the next evolutionary leap in massively multiplayer online role-playing games from the original producer and co-creator of EverQuest. Building on their many years of development expertise in this genre, Sigil Games Online is committed to delivering players the full grandeur of life in a fantasy world – from exploration of faraway lands to intense battles with fantastic creatures all the way up to changing the very landscape and society in which they live.

EA Officially Announces 'Xbox Live' Support

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced one of the most anticipated events in the history of videogames: EA and Microsoft have struck an agreement that will allow players of EA SPORTS and EA GAMES titles to compete and play online through Xbox Live. Players will have access to voice communication, tournaments, ladders and all the fun of online play.

'Strategy First' 2004 E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First will be presenting titles from their 2004 line-up on the E3 show floor. Among the titles being shown are: Chaos League, a highly anticipated 3D game combining RPG, RTS and sports elements in a no-holds-barred fantasy setting; ALFA: Antiterror, a turn-based tactical combat simulator that lets the player control the Alfa team, Russia's Special Operations force and Anti-Terror squad; COPS 2170: The Power of Law, a hybrid RPG and Tactical Strategy game set in a cyberpunk metropolis in the not to distant future.

'Death By Degrees' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2004

Death By Degrees is an action adventure featuring Nina Williams from the multi-million selling Tekken series. Set prior to the first Tekken game this prequel focuses on the events that lead up to Nina's involvement in the Iron Fist Tournament.

'Crashday' - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2004 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crashday puts the player in a world of stunts, dents and adrenalin. His task is to scrap his vehicle with breathtaking stunts or to wreck cars in aggressive street races, showing his opponents that they made a fatal mistake in choosing him as their enemy. The battle setting place in maps partly created by the player is sponsored by a crazy video shop owner who sells new vehicles, weapons and other upgrades from time to time. Read more for screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2004 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Cold War - E3 2004 Trailer
  • Alfa Antiterror - E3 2004 Trailer
  • Power Of Law - E3 2004 Trailer

Sigil Games Signs Another Everquest Designer For 'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes'

by Rainier on May 10, 2004 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sigil Games Online, Inc. today announced that original "EverQuest" designer Ryan Palacio has accepted the position of Senior Game Designer to begin work immediately on the next generation massively multiplayer game "Vanguard: Saga of Heroes." He joins many of his former teammates already at Sigil, including Milo Cooper, Steve Clover, Mike Hutchins and Brad McQuaid.

NDL Announces 'Gamebryo' Powered Titles

by Rainier on May 10, 2004 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NDL announced today that more than a dozen computer video game titles using its Gamebryo 3D graphics engine and tools will be demonstrated at the annual E3. A wide range of genres, visual styles and platforms will be represented in the titles launched by top-tier developers and publishers at E3. Gamebryo enables these organizations to focus on creating stunning content and gameplay while saving development time and cost.

'Chaos League' - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2004 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaos League is a new kind of game, combining Real-Time Strategy, RPG and Sports. In a fantasy heroic universe Chaos League offers new game-play possibilities. Don’t look for notions of fair-play or the command “Help opponent back on his feet” because they don’t exist ! However, if you’ve been longing to find in a sport’s game such commands as “Stamp”, “High Facial Kick”, “Holding on the Ground”, “Force Passage” or “Ball of Fire” …. Then at last you’ve found the game of you dreams.

'Return to Mysterious Island' Announced

by Rainier on May 10, 2004 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Return to Mysterious Island, a puzzle/adventure game is based on the novel by Jules Verne, follows Mina, a strong young woman alone on a round-the-world sailing expedition. Caught in a tremendous storm, she becomes stranded on the shores of a wild and apparently uninhabited island. As she explores her new surroundings, she uncovers artifacts, living spaces and technologies left behind by the people who came before her to this uncharted island.

'Warlords Battlecry III' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 10, 2004 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enlight announced today the long-awaited fantasy RTS title Warlords Battlecry III has reached gold status and will be available in retail stores across the U.S. and Canada next week.

Konami Announces 'King Arthur' (NGC/PS2/Xbox)

by Rainier on May 10, 2004 @ 12:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami and Buena Vista Interactive today announced plans to publish video games based on one of the summer’s most anticipated films, “King Arthur.” Under development by Krome Studios PTY, Ltd., the King Arthur video game will utilize footage from the Touchstone Pictures/Jerry Bruckheimer Films movie and feature likenesses of characters from the film. The game is being developed for the PlayStation2, Xbox and GameCube.

Sega Signs 'The Matrix Online'

by Rainier on May 10, 2004 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sega of America, Inc. and Warner Bros. today announced an agreement to co-publish The Matrix Online, the first massively multiplayer online game based on Warner Bros. Pictures' popular Matrix property. SEGA will manage distribution of The Matrix Online, while Warner Bros. will oversee content development and manage the live game operations. Both companies will supervise ongoing game development and marketing activities for the game. The Matrix Online is expected to launch in Nov 2004.

'Dreamfall' - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2004 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamfall continues the story of one of the most critically acclaimed adventure games ever made, and will bring adventure gaming into a new era. Focusing on story and characters, Dreamfall features unparalleled 3D visuals, advanced character animations, stunning audio, and innovative gameplay - wrapped in a unique and magical ambience. Check out the freshly launched official website or read more for some new screens ...

'Pitfall: The Lost Expedition' Coming To The PC

by Rainier on May 10, 2004 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep in the Peruvian Jungle, assume the role of Pitfall Harry, a fearless, rough-and-ready treasure seeker who battles evil using his athletic ability and a knapsack filled with adventure gear. Your mission: race against a rival explorer to find hidden treasures, which in the wrong hands could spell doom for you and your friends. Laugh in the face of danger as you search for lost treasures and rescue those in distress from deadly foes.

'Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2004 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that Ubisoft's Montreal studio is currently developing Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3 (Working Title), the next installment in the now-legendary Splinter Cell franchise. The Splinter Cell titles have consistently received some of industry's highest-ever review scores and most prestigious awards, and have sold, cumulatively, more than 6 million copies worldwide. Splinter Cell 3 will be shown for the first time ever in a theater-style demo at Ubisoft's E3 booth - #1046 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, and is scheduled for a PC launch in late 2004.

Midway 2004 E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 10, 2004 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. today announced its roster of titles scheduled for exhibit at the annual E3. Headlining the selection is Mortal Kombat: Deception, the next product in the top-selling, history-making franchise. For the first time ever, Mortal Kombat will be going online and full product details will be unveiled at a special, invitation only event the Tuesday night before E3. On the show floor, Midway will also be showing off a near final version of the much anticipated Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy and the first-person action thriller Area 51, which will feature online play for up to 16 players.

'GoldenEye: Rogue Agent' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2004 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Going where no previous James Bond game has dared to tread, the upcoming GoldenEye: Rogue Agent first-person shooter from Electronic Arts breaks all the rules by transporting players to the dark side of the Bond universe to experience life as a high-rolling, cold-hearted villain. The highly anticipated game is scheduled to ship later this year 2004, on the PS2, Xbox, and GameCube under the EA GAMES brand.

Trinigy's Licenses 'Vision Game Engine' For New MMORPG

by Rainier on May 10, 2004 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today the German middleware developer Trinigy GmbH announced that it just signed its first licensing deal in the Asian entertainment market. The Chinese company Tianjin Naga Digital Software Development, located close to Peking, purchased a full license of the versatile and powerful Vision Game Engine for the development of a massively multiplayer online role-playing game.