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Logitech USB Headset For PlayStation 2

by Thomas on May 5, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech announced today that the Logitech USB Headset for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system will be available on retail shelves in the U.S. and at logitech.com later this month for a suggested retail price of $39.95 US.

Strategy First Officially Announces 'War Times'

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not really a major secret since it was already mentioned in their E3 lineup but Strategy First Inc. announced today that they have signed War Times for the North American market. Developed by Spain’s Legend Studios, War Times is a Real-Time Strategy game that lets players follow the tumultuous era of the Second World War through the actions of Germany, Great Britain, the USA or the USSR; each nation is totally different and uses unique strategies in their attack and defense and all the campaigns are based on real historical events, bringing an unparalleled realism to the fight.

'Chaser' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaser is set in the year 2044 with players taking the role of John Chaser who, at the beginning of the game, wakes up suffering from amnesia on board the spaceship HMS Majestic being pursued by a crack team of heavily armed shocktroop soldiers. The game then takes players into an apocalyptic future set on Earth and Mars. This singleplayer demo features a tutorial level and a section from the Little Tokyo. This demo came with the UK edition of the new PC Zone, so we decided bring it online and make it available for everybody to enjoy!

'Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis' Announced

by Thomas on May 5, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the worldwide success Dark Age of Camelot, will immerse fans in a new expansion, Dark Age of Camelot: Trials of Atlantis, later this year. Designed around a series of exhilarating trials available to players of all realms, the expansion will challenge high-level players to survive this all-new underwater domain. Rendered with a visually stunning new graphic engine, Trials of Atlantis will continue to keep Dark Age of Camelot at cutting edge of graphics in the MMORPG world.

'Will Rock' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players will experience fast-paced shooter action through 10 huge varied levels and additional expertly designed multiplayer maps. The Ancient Greek/Roman setting allows for unique weapons that support the game's theme, including a Medusa Gun, Flaming Crossbow and Acid Rifle. The game's "real-time shattering" technology allows for a wealth of breakable objects, providing gamers with the experience of a truly interactive environment. The demo features one level from the full game. You MUST have DX 9 installed and your video card MUST support hardware transform and lighting. Read more for details and download links ...

'Interstellar Trader 2' - Patch Released

by Thomas on May 5, 2003 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interstellar Trader 2, the latest release from Shrapnel Games, now has a patch available that brings the game up to version 1.3. The 422 KB sized patch is available here. The patch includes a wide variety of modifications to the game. While there are the normal changes found in a patch (i.e. stomping out pesky bugs), a number of the revisions are gameplay related.. Read more for a complete list of fixes/additions.

Disney's 'Toontown Online' To Launch June 2003

by Thomas on May 5, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disney Online, part of the Walt Disney Internet Group, today announced it will officially launch its online, downloadable version of Disney's Toontown Online, the first massively multiplayer (MMP) 3D online game for kids and families, on June 2, 2003.

EA To Produce 'Superman' Games (ALL)

by Thomas on May 5, 2003 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Comics announced today that Electronic Arts has been awarded the worldwide interactive rights to develop, publish and distribute computer and video games based on the world's greatest super hero, Superman. Financial terms of the deal with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Comics were not disclosed.

'The Sims 2' - Announced

by Thomas on May 5, 2003 @ 5:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Sims 2, the next generation of the #1 PC game of all time, is in development at the company's Walnut Creek-based Maxis studio. For the first time, players control their Sims over an entire lifetime. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all-new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new amazingly life-like 3-D world. The Sims 2 will be unveiled to industry insiders on May 13th at the Electronic Entertainment Exposition in Los Angeles and is scheduled to ship in early 2004.

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' This Fall

by Thomas on May 5, 2003 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts announce the PC version of its critically acclaimed role-playing game, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, is expected to release this fall. A version for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft is expected to be available this July.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is highlighted by a entirely original storyline set some four thousand years prior to the events in Star Wars: Episode I. The ancient era is dominated by an epic struggle between the Jedi and the evil Sith. The game features customizable male or female heroes and evolving playable characters, as well as dynamic lightsaber combat. Players can choose to pursue divergent paths of good or evil as they journey through numerous locations both familiar and new throughout the Star Wars galaxy.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • True Crime:Streets OF L.A (Activision)
  • Mythica (MicroSoft)


  • Read more for download links ...

Offworld Resource Base (O.R.B) - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2003 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

O.R.B. is a visually stunning 3D Real-Time strategy game that pits the forces of two races against each other in a desperate struggle to control the resources they need to expand their empires. O.R.B. stands for Off World Resource Base and what happens in the ‘Off World’ is the stuff that dreams or nightmares are made of. This update (v1.04) adds 4 new playable units, 2 new Alien units, 8 new Skirmish/MP scenarios, new weapons, new and improved sound effects, improves multiplayer stability, AI behavior, loading time, and more. This update works for US/UK versions. Read more for download links ...

'Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus' - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2003 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ground Control 2 : Operation Exodus takes place during the year 2741 AD, roughly 300 years after the events in the original game. The democratic and freedom caring Northern Star Alliance (NSA) is being hard pressed by the warmongering Terran Empire. The war has recently entered a new stage; a brutal and deadly ground war, as the Empire has managed to land their first troopships on the last NSA controlled planet – Morningstar Prime... Read more for a few new screens!

'Impossible Creatures: Insect Invasion' - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2003 @ 11:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Available for free download in Spring 2003, "Insect Invasion" is an add-on MOD for Impossible Creatures, the latest 3-D real-time strategy game from Alex Garden and Relic Entertainment, creators of the critically acclaimed "Homeworld." Building on the popularity of "Impossible Creatures" and its' MOD-friendly engine, Relic ups the ante with 15 new creatures, 9 new abilities and other game enhancements that add even more to Impossible Creatures already unprecedented gameplay features. Check out the new screens!

'Dynasty Tactics 2' (PS2) Coming To The US - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2003 @ 11:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Dynasty Tactics series chronicles the turmoil that took place after the fall of China’s Han Empire. The civil war that followed was a dagger into the heart of China. Bandits, warlords, and legions of mercenaries ravaged the once noble land, and ripped the empire into three warring states. On those battlefields, the heroes of the Three Kingdoms were born.

'Realms of Torment' - Site Update

by Thomas on May 4, 2003 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Realms of Torment site is updated with descriptions of the 16 gods of Krel. Realms of Torment is a MMORPG developed by Quad Software and Maxim Software based in Europe for Limitless Horizons Entertainment LLC based in the United States.

'Impossible Creatures' - Get Ten Bonus Animals

by Thomas on May 4, 2003 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ign.com is offering a new unlocking tool for Relic Entertainments real-time strategy game, Impossible Creatures. This unlocking tool (1.5MB) opens up following ten bonus animals.

  • Dolphin
  • Garfish
  • Horse
  • Kangaroo
  • Moose
  • Rattlesnake
  • Raven
  • Walrus
  • Warthog
  • Wooly Mammoth

    Read more about it and download it here!

'Battlefield 1942' Vehicle: German Sturmmorser Tiger (Sturmtiger)

by Thomas on May 4, 2003 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official site for Battlefield 1942 is updated with a new Vehicle, the German Sturmmorser Tiger (Sturmtiger). When the Germans needed a powerful field vehicle to destroy fortified positions, the idea to merge a heavy 38cm naval mortar (used to bust submarines) with a Tiger I tank chassis gave birth to the Sturmtiger. Watch out for this rolling bunker buster.

'Ultima-X' - New MMORPG

by Thomas on May 4, 2003 @ 2:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UO Stratics let us know (thanks Blues) that the latest issue of GMR Magazine has the following quote in their June 2003 Issue on Page 21, written by Jeff Green of Computer Gaming World:

"The really exciting news this month should be going public as you read this. For over a year now, Origin has been quietly woodshedding Ultima-X its new MMORPG. And it’s going to surprise you. I can't say anything just yet except maybe three quick words: Unreal Warfare engine. Watch this one. EA surprised everyone when Battlefield 1942 showed up out of nowhere last year. They may do it again."