Encore Ships 'AquaNox 2' - 'Cold Zero' - 'Chaser' To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that AquaNox 2: Revelation, Cold Zero and Chaser have begun shipping. The PC games, published by Encore with content delivered from Austria-based JoWooD Productions Software, will begin reaching store shelves by the end of this week, retailing for approximately $40 each.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 9:22 a.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 :

  • Deus Ex2: Invisible War - Intro Movie
  • Thief 3 - Trailer
  • Wings Of Honour - Trailer
  • Massive Assault - Intro Movie


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Chariots of War' - English Beta Map Pack

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This is a Beta pack and as such is still under testing.. The map pack "6 MB" includes 7 new maps which allow you to fight over all the areas covered in Legion. The maps have been converted to the Chariots of War format but still use the nations and units available in Chariots of War, not the units available in Legion! This map pack offers many more hours of fun in some very interesting hypothetical scenarios.. More about it and download here! (thanks Blues)

'Halo: Combat Evolved' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo, the award-winning and critically acclaimed science fiction epic adventure, is coming to the PC, courtesy of Bungie and Gearbox Software. Packed with action, Halo contains all the thrilling gameplay and rich story that made it a smash hit with gamers all over the world... Read more for a new screenshot!

'Dungeon Siege: Legends of Aranna' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The expansion pack to the award-winning RPG of 2002 unveils an all-new campaign that will challenge players to explore and fight their way through nine spectacular areas, including an expansive new jungle region, as they unravel the rich history and mystery of the world of Aranna. Njoy the new screens...

'Korea: Forgotten Conflict' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Korea: Forgotten Conflict is a 3D Real Time Strategy game based on the war that no-one, save for those involved, wants to remember. In game film sequences will reinforce the atmosphere and realism within this fully interactive environment. Although there were 450,000 Allies lost in conflict (and, to date, there are still more than 8,000 servicemen unaccounted for), Communist casualties amounted to nearly 2 million. Maybe you can lessen these numbers.

Akella Signs 'Planet Prison'

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella and Numlock Software signed an agreement that Akella is the worldwide exclusive owner of the IP rights for the Numlock’s upcoming tactical game “Planet Prison”. Planet Prison is a tactical game with real-time/stepwise modes. Help Lanthan and Sheris, survivors of an emergency landing, escape a planet filled with vicious criminals. The player navigates a protagonist through a 2.5D isometric world to find and destroy the leader of the evil empire that enslaved the prisoners.

Atari Announces ECTS Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has released their list of games on display at the ECTS in London, which kicks off end of the week. If you plan on attending, Atari will be located at ECTS stand (#1640). Read more for details ...

Dany Heatley Joins The EA's Team With 'NHL 2004' Cover

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlanta Thrashers all-star right winger Dany Heatley has reached an agreement with Electronic Arts to be the cover athlete and spokesman for its EA SPORTS NHL 2004 game. Heatley's image will be featured on NHL 2004 packaging and merchandising.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2' (PS2) To Ship This Holiday Season - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A thrilling new addition to the Dragon Ball Z series is coming to the PlayStation 2, Atari, Inc announced today. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 will feature never seen before character fusions, a new single player mode, opponents new to the video game world and "Toriyama shading," a new and unique style of shading coined after the original author of the Dragon Ball series, Akira Toriyama. A sequel to the best-selling Dragon Ball Z: Budokai game, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 is currently in production by developer Dimps, and is scheduled to ship in December 2003. Read more for details and some new screens ...

New PlayStation 2 Pricing Structure Announced

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Preparing the market for the upcoming holiday selling season, industry leader Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today announced exciting new consumer pricing options for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system.

'Terminator 3: War of the Machines' - Screens

by Thomas on Aug. 19, 2003 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari will bring Terminator 3: War of the Machines, a singleplayer and online multiplayer first person shooter set in the ravaged battlefields of the Tech Com-versus-SkyNet conflict from the Terminator world, to personal computer this winter. Currently in development by Hungary-based Clever's Games, Terminator 3: War of the Machines will allow up to 32 players to face off online as either technologically-advanced SkyNet Terminators or battle-hardened Tech Com Special Forces in an epic multiplayer struggle for supremacy... Read more to check out four new screenshots of the machines.

Sony Online Entertainment Announces SOEGames.net

by Thomas on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 10:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE) announced today that it is finalizing plans to create SOEGames.net , an online game matching service that will allow gamers to find each other and battle it out across the Internet. The first games to take advantage of SOEGames.net will be Lords of EverQuest and Champions of Norrath, two upcoming Sony Online Entertainment titles. SOEGames.net will also be the first game matching system designed to host both console and PC games.

Sony Online Partners With Developers Solwerks and Lodestone Games

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced development agreements with Lodestone Games LLC and SolWorks to create original gaming content to be published by SOE. Lodestone and SolWorks will be creating two independent, as-yet unannounced games; further product information will be revealed at a later date.

'Everquest Online Adventures: Frontiers' (PS2) Enters Open Beta

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. announced that it has reached Beta status for EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers, with more than 20,000 excited testers being allowed a sneak peek into the changes to the online world. Developed exclusively for the PlayStation2, EverQuest Online Adventures: Frontiers is scheduled to ship to retail stores this November. Read more for details and we will be giving away 10 beta accounts later this week so stay tuned!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 4:54 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 :

  • Freedom Fighters (PS2) - Trailer
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Variety Trailer
  • Metal Arms: Glitch In The System - Hijack Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'XIII' (PS/NGC/Xbox/PC) - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today launched the XIII community Web site - the only destination for XIII information and assets. XIII is the stylish first-person shooter thriller featuring a government conspiracy and a unique combination of action and stealth gameplay. XIII will be available on all game consoles and the PC in October 2003. Go check out the official website.

'Star Trek Elite Force II' - Game Development Kit Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ritual send out notice that they have just finished the game development kit for Star Trek Elite Force II. The GDK contains UberRadiant (Ritual's customized level editor), plug-ins for 3D Studio MAX, example map and model files, extensive documentation andseveral other tools to assist in the creation of modifications and assets for the game. Read more for download links ...

'Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2' (Xbox/PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Allessia is a cleric of Helm, the Watcher, the Vigilant One, deity of guardians and protectors. She adventures for the cause of good, in support of the church of Helm, and in defense of the Innocent, who she feels is her divine duty to protect. She heard of the troubles in Baldur's Gate when a letter from Huros, her old mentor, arrived at her home in Secomber. Allessia is powerful in melee combat and can learn many defensive and bolstering spells. She can wear any armor, but cannot wield great weapons or bows. Read more for some new screens and a brand new trailer ...

Encore Signs 'Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2003 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that it has signed an exclusive, worldwide agreement with Victory Simulations to publish Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2, a unique combination of flight sim and combat air racing for PCs. Under this agreement, Encore is managing sales, distribution and marketing for the game, while Victory Simulations, a leading developer in flight simulation software for over a decade, is delivering the content.