'Counter-Strike' (Xbox) - Screens

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 6:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Xbox version of the popular PC multiplayer shooter will contain all the current content of the PC version plus all of the content of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero single player game. There will be some Xbox exclusive content as well, including at least five new multiplayer levels, two new weapons (the Syringe and Machete) and some graphical improvements including 24 bit textures and better lighting and particle effects.. Check out the first 12 screenshots of the Xbox version below!

'World of Warcraft' Beta Information

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 6:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A post on the official forum for World of Warcraft let us know that the beta is expected to begin sometime between August and October (thanks VE3D). Here is the full clip:

The beta is expected to begin sometime in Q3 (Sometime between August and October). It will be done in stages. That is all the information we have at this time, please watch the World of Warcraft site for any news.

'Colin McRae Rally 04' (PS2/XB) At E3 - Screens

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally, one of the games market's most valuable and acclaimed motor sport franchises, returns this year as Codemasters confirms Colin McRae Rally 04, a PlayStation 2 and Xbox addition to the genre-leading 6 million-selling series. Due this November, Colin McRae Rally 04 will have players driving on the very edge of control as the series' sublime car handling combines with new championships, new single and multiplayer gaming modes, and unique car part testing challenges to win advanced technology for your car. Read more for details and screens ...

Stick A Pin In 'Voodoo Vince' For Xbox - Screens

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Go ahead and dive under the falling safe, jump into the high-speed blender and flail into the blazing fire - the man of burlap can handle it! Microsoft Game Studios announced today that "Voodoo Vince" for Xbox will careen onto the scene this Autumn. "Voodoo Vince" allows players to explore and fight as a tattered but unrelenting voodoo doll as he explores the depths of the Louisiana Bayou full of outrageous levels and over-the-top characters. "Voodoo Vince" is the only game where kicking your own butt leads to victory!

Update: Added a batch of 20 new screens ...

'Titans of Steel: Warring Suns' - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 5:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Titans of Steel: Warring Suns is set in the far future where 4 races are fighting for Galactic domination. It was not before long that none of the fighting races could afford high casualties. The distance being battled over was over hundreds of light years. In order to be able to have an effective fighting force a new way of waging wars was developed. Fighting forces are formed into battle squads and the main fighting units are Titan Attack Techs better know as Titan-ATs.

'Burnout 2: Point Of Impact: Developer's Cut' (Xbox) Ships

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 5:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building on the success of its award-winning arcade racing video game, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today shipped Burnout 2: Point of Impact - Developer's Cut exclusively for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. Featuring exclusive content and bonus features, Burnout 2: Point of Impact - Developer's Cut includes 21 additional custom car skins, 15 additional crash junctions, a customizable soundtrack option, true 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound support and an online worldwide leaderboard functionality via Xbox Live.

'Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights' Added To Greatest Hits Collection

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 5:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced that Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system will be added this spring to Sony Computer Entertainment America's "Greatest Hits" collection -- one of the first third-party titles based on a kids' license to be included. Developed by THQ's internal studio, Heavy Iron Studios, Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights originally launched in May 2002. The game is based on the classic Scooby-Doo! TV series and features its original characters and villains with the celebrity voice talent of Don Knotts, Tim Conway and Tim Curry. Beginning May 1, Scooby-Doo! Night of 100 Frights will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99 at retail outlets nationwide as part of the "Greatest Hits" program.

'Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven' Ranks As #1 For March In U.S.

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 5:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc.'s Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven was the #1 selling video game for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system for the month of March, according to NPD TRSTS Data. Additionally, the game was the #4 selling PlayStation 2 video game in the U.K. for the month of March, according to the U.K. Chart Track Flash Report and the #5 selling PlayStation 2 video game in Germany, according to Media Control.

'Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes' (NGC) - Announced

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Continuing to broaden the Nintendo GameCube library, Konami and Nintendo today announced Konami will publish a new Metal Gear adventure exclusive for Nintendo GameCube. Metal Gear Solid The Twin Snakes combines the thrilling story of the original Metal Gear Solid game with the jaw-dropping graphics and unparalleled gameplay found in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. The game is scheduled to ship later this year in North America and Europe, followed by the Japanese launch in early 2004.

'Damn Dirty Apes' - Screens

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

First original title from Leamington-based developer is a chimp-based war game. In Damn Dirty Apes, you are put in control of the Ape Army's elite fighting force, 51st Banana Battalion, and must guide your troops through 5 epic wars against your Simian brothers; Gibbons, Orangutans, Baboons, Chimpanzees and Gorillas.

It's Cannon Fodder meets Monkey Ball, by the looks of it. See for yourself with these seven shots.

'Ballerium' - Majorem Developers' Chat

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majorem Ltd. And The Stratics Massively Multiplayer Gaming Network are pleased to announce a dev-chat with the developers of Ballerium, the Massive multiplayer strategy game. The Chat will be held on Sunday May 4th at 6PM GMT in #BalleriumHoC on the Stratics IRC servers. Their topics will be "Ballerium on E3" and "Ballerium's public Beta". They will also be discussing the game's current development status.

Connect to irc.stratics.com port 6667 or, alternatively, to one of the following servers, preferably the one closest to you:

  • irc.frws.com port 6667 USA - Colorado
  • irc.glowfish.de port 6667/6668/7000 EU - Germany
  • irc.epaxsys.net port 6667/6668/7000 USA - Colorado

'XGRA' (NGC/PS2/XB) - Website

by Thomas on May 1, 2003 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The XGRA is the future sports equivalent of NASCAR or the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) – They are the rule makers, organizers and ultimately, the overlords of the racing world.. Here is a link to the game's freshly launched website.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'World War II Online' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 1, 2003 @ 12:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World War II Online is a combined arms simulation in an online, persistent, action-packed 3D world. Now you can command and crew a variety of accurately modeled vehicles and aircraft or you can sling a weapon and fight as a foot soldier with and against thousands of other players. Playnet and Cornered Rat Software are still releasing new patches for World War II Online bringing your retail copy to v1.8.6. This new patch fixes various vehicle bugs, adresses a memory leak and various other tweaks. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'The Sims Superstar' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 11:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we announced that EA's The Sims Superstar went gold and is expected to ship to stores next week. The Sims Superstar is a new expansion pack to the top-selling PC game of all time, The Sims. Players can now realize their fantasies of fame and fortune as they pursue the dream of being a Rock Star, Movie Star or a Supermodel and live the lifestyle of a celebrity. All new gameplay, new social interactions and a whole new in-game destination offer players an all access pass to the world of superstardom. In The Sims Superstar, The Sims are ready for their close up. Check these new screens ...

'Phantom' - New Website

by Thomas on April 30, 2003 @ 11:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Plucky Florida-based Infinium plans to take on PS2, Xbox and GameCube with a new, high-end broadband console this autumn. Are they serious? You decide... Infinium Labs today announced the launch of a new Web site for its revolutionary on-demand console system, the Phantom. The new, feature-rich site demonstrates Infinium Labs' commitment to technology and offers consumers a preview of what lies in store when the Phantom is unleashed in 2004.

'Stake: Fortune Fighters' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 11:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today we announced that Stake is shipping to stores and should be available as early as May 5th. Stake is the ultimate third person, multi-player 3-D arena fighting game exclusively for the Xbox. It boasts a deep action combat experience, intriguing characters and superior graphics. This game represents the essential elements of a fighting game but goes beyond that with multiple power-up weapons, lots of collectable items, insane combo attacks, special tricks, secret characters, inspiring graphics, 3-D isometric camera views, exciting locations and multiple multi-player modes. Check out the new batch of screens!

'Crimsonland' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 11:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thousands of aliens, giant spiders, mutant lizards, and more are on the attack - can you survive the onslaught? You will consistently unlock new and better perks that improve your ability to use a devastating arsenal. Crimsonland features 3 modes of play, Internet high score posting, and endless hours of pressure packed fun. Reflexive Entertainment and 10 Tons Entertainment have released a demo, read more for download links so you can join the action ...

'Priest' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 9:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Priest is a multiplayer, head-to-head combat game that introduces controversial themes in a Wild West setting. It is an action-horror RPG that creates a grim and gruesome ambiance while providing a healthy dose of gory, violent action. In a departure from the scores of medieval fantasy games, Priest is set in the midst of a lost land of the American Wild Western Frontier. Priest follows the trials of Ivan Isaacs, a disillusioned former priest who sold his soul to battle the evil fallen archangel, Temozarela. Combining elements of both classic simulation and action games, Priest introduces a unique player vs. player/NPC structure and item/pet fusion system to create an FPS-like role-playing game in an entirely new genre. Check the new screens...

'Heaven And Hell' - Screens

by Rainier on April 30, 2003 @ 9:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

What could be greater than God? To be God - just like in Heaven and Hell! In the year 1500 BC you announce to four peoples: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. To make your commandment effective, you are supported with miracles and plagues by seven different prophets. Convince your future followers with sound arguments such as chain lightning, locusts, and other mysteries. As you have to compete against a strong opponent at the same time, the fight for the most followers will be even more challenging. There can be only one after all!