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'Climax' To Develop 2 New Titles For 'Fluent Entertainment'

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Climax today reaffirmed its position as one of the most ambitious video game developers in the industry after striking a development agreement with leading international developer and publisher Fluent Entertainment. Under the agreement Climax will develop two new games for Fluent Entertainment, one at its London office and the other at its Solent studio.

TDK Ships 'The Muppets' (PS2/GBA) To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 11:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TDK Mediactive announced today that two Muppet-filled games have shipped to retail shelves. Muppets Party Cruise is available for the PlayStation2 and Spy Muppets: License to Croak is available for the Game Boy Advance. Additionally, Muppets Party Cruise for the Nintendo GameCube will release in late November.

'TrackMania' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nadeo today announced that its racing/track building game TrackMania has reached gold status and will b3e available throughout Europe end of November. Brand new concept, TrackMania drags the player in a funny universe of track building and driving. For the first time, the player has to build his track before racing. Will he find the right way to do the best time ? He has to collect all the blocks of the Trackmania set, a truly virtual construction game enabling the creation of increasingly larger and higher tracks with a capacity exceeding 2000 blocks! Read more for details and screens ...

'Mission Impossible: Operation Surma' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Can you save the world from the ICEWorm microchip? You are special agent Ethan Hunt — back to battle international espionage as the fate of the free world hangs in the balance! A microchip nicknamed ICEWorm is disabling the security systems of the world’s largest organizations, and providing free access to the highest bidder. Your mission – should you choose to accept it – is to destroy the chip and prevent its creators from bringing the free world to its knees. Serving up today are some new PS2/Xbox screens...

'NBA Inside Drive 2004' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 10:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that NBA Inside Drive 2004 for Xbox has gone gold and is scheduled to slam dunk into stores in North America on November 18 for an estimated retail price of $49.99 (U.S.). As the featured XSN Sports basketball title, NBA Inside Drive 2004 allows gamers to practice their A-game offline and then to take their hoop dreams online to compete for the ultimate courtside bragging rights against the world’s best.

'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna has blazed a trail onto retail shelves in North America for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S.). Legends of Aranna, the expansion pack to the award-winning action fantasy role-playing game Dungeon Siege, takes place on the mysterious Island of Utrae, where mystery and danger confront would-be adventurers at every turn. As an extra bonus, the Legends of Aranna expansion pack also includes the full version of the original Dungeon Siege.

'Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde' (XB/PS2) Ships

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 8:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde ships to stores for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, Jaleco Entertainment announced. Goblin Commander: Unleash The Horde is the highly anticipated action-strategy video game designed specifically for next-generation consoles. Experience the rush of amassing hordes of goblins under your control, embark on thrilling adventures, and engage in spectacular battles with enemy clans.

Buka Entertainment - Microforum Italia Deal

by Thomas on Nov. 12, 2003 @ 8:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment, one of the European publishers, and Microforum Italia S.p.A., one of the well-known software distributors in Italy, are pleased to announce a new deal, which includes the following titles:

  • Echelon: Wind Warriors
  • Midnight Nowhere
  • March!: Offworld Recon

    The titles will be fully localized and distributed in Italy in DVD boxes at the price of 9.90 euro per unit.

'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!