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Namco's E3 LineUp (Xbox/NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today the company’s stellar line up of video games to be unveiled during the E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, May 14-16, 2003. At booth #946 in the South Hall, Namco will be showcasing the following new titles:

  • Soul Calibur II
  • R: Racing Evolution
  • Spawn
  • Breakdown
  • kill.switch
  • Time Crisis 3
  • I-Ninja
  • Tales of Symphonia
  • Extreme Force: Grant City Anti-Crime


  • Of course the Worthplaying screen junkies that we are, we have screens for each and every title. Read more and check out the goodies!

Vivendi Reveals 'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that it has entered into a production agreement with Turbine Entertainment to develop "Middle-Earth Online," a massively multiplayer (MMP) game to launch in 2004. The game will be developed as part of VU Games' long-term agreement with Tolkien Enterprises to create interactive entertainment based on J.R.R. Tolkien's epic novel "The Lord of the Rings." Read more for details and 4 hi-res screens ...

'Chaser' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 9:37 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. There is a new updated demo available now which adresses several improvements over the last demo. The v1.30 demo fixes clipping issues, sound problems, bugs with weapon selection and the action mode, and more. This new version features the same Training Center tutorial and Little Tokyo mission. Read more for download links ...

'Whiplash' (Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive today announced the development of Whiplash for the PS2 and Xbox . Whiplash features a shackled animal duo on a mission to sabotage an animal product-testing corporation. Providing an innovative approach to the character-based action genre, Whiplash combines a unique "chain" gameplay mechanic with in-depth enemy and environment interaction, rich combat and slapstick humor. The result is an engaging game where player choice triggers an unscripted chain of chaotic, humorous events. Read more for details ...

'Thief III' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not really a major secret anymore but today Eidos Interactive announced that the next instalment in the Thief series is currently in development for Xbox and PC. The game is being developed by Ion Storm, creators of the award-winning Deus Ex franchise, and is due for release winter 2003. Read more for some new screens ...

'Pitfall Harry' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Australia's Torus Games announced today that it is bringing Activision's Pitfall Harry to the Game Boy Advance. The new game, Pitfall Harry GBA will feature action, adventure, and shoot 'em up fun, promising amazing handheld thrills!

L.S.P Announces 'The Mummy' For PS2/XBOX/PC

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

L.S.P. announced today that they have signed a licensing agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to develop interactive games inspired by Universal Home Entertainment Production's first season of The Mummy animated television series. The Mummy, the game, will release on Xbox, Playstation® 2 and PC CD-ROM in 2004. Read more for details ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Colin McRae Rally 3' - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally 3, coming to PC this summer, captures the emotions and consequences of being a professional rally champion. It's an unbelievably personal gaming experience, as you become the globe's greatest rally driver - Colin McRae himself. Read more to check out 20 new screens ...

'Extreme Force: Grant City Anti-Crime' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2003 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Extreme Force is an action adventure game with a heavy emphasis on strategy and tactics; Casting gamers into the role of an elite member of the Grant City Anti-Crime Squad, players will be inundated with a bevy of special weapons and items (like the night vision goggles, grenades, and door charges), while simultaneously implementing several stealth maneuvers not unlike the disarm techniques of Dead to Rights. Action fans needn't worry either though, as there are plenty of mindless run-and-gun combat missions to compete in as well. Expected in stores on PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube in Q4 2003. Read more for some of the first screens ...