'Chariots of War' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First Inc. and developers Paradox Entertainment and Slitherine Strategies announced today that their new strategy title, Chariots of War, has gone gold.

'TRON 2.0' - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by TRON, the groundbreaking science fiction film, TRON 2.0 is a story-driven, first-person action title that digitizes gamers into the computer world. Playing as Jet Bradley, son of ENCOM programmer Alan Bradley from the film, gamers will race on light cycles, battle corruption both inside and outside of the computer world, and explore locations including the Internet Hub, Firewall and light cycle Game Grid. Read more for some new screens ...

'Burnout 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Ask any racer out here and they'll tell you that it doesn't matter whether you win by an inch or a mile, winning is winning." - Vin Diesel Sure Vin, it's easy to say that when you're only competing against 3 other drivers and you're driving in a straight line. Try pinning the speedometer through oncoming traffic, around tight corners, over huge jumps, in a variety of weather conditions and against over 100,000 other racers. You might have been the best kid on your block, but what happens when you have to compare your stats with the rest of the world in Burnout 2: Point of Impact - Developer's Cut? The Xbox version is coming next week, in the meantime, read more to check out some new burning screens!

'Second Life' - Public Beta Test

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Linden Lab announced today that its private beta test of Second Life is now open to the general public. Second Life is a burgeoning new online society, shaped entirely by its residents. Participants can explore a constantly-changing 3D world, create anything they can imagine, connect with friends and acquaintances, and compete for fame and fortune. The public beta follows a successful limited beta test that has been in progress since November 2002. Beginning today, anyone who wants to become part of this exciting, emerging world can begin their "Second Life" by registering at www.secondlife.com.

Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set for the first time in the Pacific Theatre of Operations from 1941-1944, Medal of Honor Rising Sun gives players a sense of the courage it took to fight the Japanese from Pearl Harbor to the shores of the Philippine Islands. Players will assume the role of Marine Corporal Joseph Griffin, as he survives the attack on Pearl Harbor, leads the assault of Guadalcanal, and finally rescues his brother from a Japanese POW camp in the Philippines. Read more for some details and screens ...

'Tactical Commanders' Expands Beta Test

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the past week the registration for the public beta phase of the online strategy game Tactical Commanders was started with a contingent of 10.000 beta test accounts. In view of the fact that today this mark was broken, the Tactical Commanders Team decided to set up additional servers to raise the number of possible beta testers to 20.000!! Interested players will be given the chance to apply for the beta test till the end of may. The beta test of the so called Massively Multiplayer Online Real Time Strategy Game (MMORTS) will be started in june for all german and english speaking areas. Register for the beta test, right here.

'Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2003 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Criminals of Gotham City Beware! Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu for the PlayStation2, Xbox, the Nintendo GameCube and GameBoy Advance. Batman: Rise of Sin Tzu makes history as the first video game to debut a brand new Batman character, the villain Sin Tzu. Ubi Soft, DC Comics and Warner Bros. have partnered to showcase the talents of renowned comic book artist, Jim Lee, as the creator and character designer for Sin Tzu. Jim Lee is America's best-selling comic book artist of all time and is currently the artist on the monthly DC comic book BATMAN, which is the nation's #1 comic book. Read more for details and the first screens!

EA Announces 'SSX 3' - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 6:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Discover the open mountain in the newest version of the smash-hit SSX snowboarding franchise. Shipping this fall under the EA SPORTS BIG brand, SSX 3 from Electronic Arts is under development for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo GameCube, and the Xbox video game system from Microsoft. SSX 3 allows gamers to go anywhere gravity will take them. Players will discover a colossal mountain where they can immerse themselves in a free-roaming snow paradise. The ultimate all-mountain experience, SSX 3 features all-new events and courses, awe-inspiring tricks, and a cast of cool, customizable characters. Discover the open terrain, explore its hidden crevices, and conquer its peaks. Read more for details & the first screens ..

THQ Enters Strategic Multi-Property Publishing Agreement

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that it has entered into a two-property, multi-year publishing agreement with world-renowned PC development studio Relic Entertainment Inc. Creators of critically acclaimed real-time strategy (RTS) titles Homeworld and Impossible Creatures, Relic is regarded as a leader in the RTS genre. Homeworld won PC Gamer magazine's "Game of the Year" honor in 1999 and has franchise sales of more than 1.3 million units worldwide since its release. The first of the two projects included in the agreement is currently in development at Relic and scheduled to release in the second half of 2004. More details on this project will be released later this year.

Iraqi Most Wanted Playing Cards Computer Game Released

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 6:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silver Creek Entertainment announces the release of Iraqi Most Wanted Solitaire, a free Windows PC Solitaire game combined with the sought-after Iraqi most wanted playing cards that details the Iraqis that the US military is searching for. This solitaire game includes all of the cards from the infamous most wanted deck given to our armed forces. The game makes use of the latest advancements in PC technology to provide America's most played computer game, Solitaire, in a fresh new way.

SEGA's Lineup For E3 - Screens

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Illustrating its power as an independent content publisher, SEGA today announced its fall and winter lineup of nearly 20 entertainment and sports games to be featured at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2003. SEGA's E3 2003 lineup features a bold and diverse array of titles for the PlayStation2, Xbox, GameCube and the GBA.

Update: We just added screens for about every game in the list, so enjoy!

Nicely Crafted Entertainment At E3

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 4:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nicely Crafted Entertainment Ltd. ("NiCE") today announced that they will be attending this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. NiCE is visiting E3 in association with the Department of Trade and Industry and will be showing their Massively Multiplayer Online Real Time Strategy game Time of Defiance on stand 2340, as well as showing off one of their next generation products behind closed doors.

Warthog To Develop 'Battlestar Galactica' For XB/PS2

by Thomas on April 28, 2003 @ 1:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warthog plc Monday announced that it has been commissioned by Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) to create a multi-platform video game based around the classic science fiction TV series, Battlestar Galactica. This is the first time that the franchise has appeared on a games console. The interactive game, for PS2 and Xbox, is a story-driven space action- adventure. The game will be released in Q3 2003.. More info about this game and screens here!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 27, 2003 @ 2:09 p.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 :

  • GTA: Vice City (Rockstar)
  • Sims: Superstar (EA)
  • Metal Arms: Glitch in the System (Vivendi)
  • Fair Strike (Buka)
  • Battle Mages (Buka)

  • Read more for download links ...

'Soul Calibur 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2003 @ 10:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SC2 features seven distinctive modes of game-play including: Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive, Weapon Master. Weapon Master is a "complete the mission" mode combined with an RPG twist. In this mode, the player can collect and equip their character with up to 200 different weapons, thus adding a deeper level of strategy to every new battle. Check out 20 new Xbox screens ..

'Secret Weapons Over Normandy' - Screens

by Rainier on April 26, 2003 @ 10:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by its celebrated Secret Weapons series of classic World War II flight combat games, LucasArts' Secret Weapons Over Normandy brings the historic air battles of that era to PS2, Xbox, and PC this fall. Secret Weapons Over Normandy presents a dynamic, deeply engaging story-driven flight action experience that puts players in control of authentic World War II aircraft and challenges them to undertake the war's most dangerous missions. Check the new screens ...

JoWooD Has Signed A Deal With Bigben Interactive

by Thomas on April 26, 2003 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Austrian publisher JoWooD has signed a deal with Bigben Interactive which will see Bigben taking over publishing duties on 21 new titles for the PC, PSone and PS2 platforms in Germany, France, Benelux and Switzerland. Among the titles covered by the deal are Spellforce and Soldner: Secret Wars on the PC, while the "Giant" series of simulation games is also covered in the back catalogue of titles signed to Bigben.

'Hoyle Majestic Chess' Announced

by Thomas on April 26, 2003 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced that "Hoyle Majestic Chess" is currently in development for the PC and is scheduled to ship this July. Offering new and original features to entice beginners and challenge experienced players, "Hoyle Majestic Chess" is being developed at Novato, CA-based Fluent Entertainment by a highly experienced team that includes key members from the team that developed titles in the successful "Chessmaster" franchise.

Microsoft Announces 'Mythica'

by Thomas on April 26, 2003 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced the in-house development of "Mythica," a revolutionary online PC game that uses new Private Realms Technology to merge the depth and sophistication of a single-player game with the social experience of a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). "Mythica" is scheduled to arrive on store shelves in 2004.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 26, 2003 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News