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'Fire Department' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got what it takes to become a hero? In Fire Department, experience what life is really like for fire-fighters. Choose your team, vehicles and equipment! Keep your cool when faced with high-pressure situations… Your reactions, your strategy as well as your capacity to manage a team of firemen are the keys to success. MonteCristo/Focus have released a demo (French version, but easily playable) for their upcoming tactical/strategy fire fighting game. The demo sports a mission called '3D Million Dollars' where you must put out a fire in a gas station and save people trapped in a nearby building. Read more for download links ...

'Beyond Good & Evil' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed with her camera, aikido staff, and resolute investigative skills, Jade sets out to expose the truth and to liberate the minds of her deceived people. Pushed to the very edge of her physical and spiritual will, she soon discovers that even these limits are not what they seem … Her quest for the truth knows no bounds. Check these spiffy new PS2 screens ...

'US Open 2003' (PC/Xbox) Coming In September - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed during E3 2003, DreamCatcher Games today announced that it will publish US Open 2003 (in other territories also known as Roland Garros 2003 or Next Generation Tennis 2003) for PC & Xbox in North America. The game is expected to ship in conjunction with the US Open tournament itself in New York this September. If you’ve ever dreamt of picking up your tennis racket and smashing a few serves past some of tennis’ biggest names, now’s your chance! With US Open 2003, gamers burn up the court like never before with authentic stadiums, true-to-life players and an array of great shots that only the pros can make. Read more for details and screens ...

'Second Life' - Officially Unveiled

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Linden Lab today officially unveiled Second Life, a rapidly growing and constantly changing 3D online society, shaped entirely by its residents. In Second Life, Linden Lab has pioneered real-time 3D streaming technologies and advanced compression capabilities to create a persistent, contiguous landscape where residents can discover a world of exploration, socializing, creativity, self-expression, and fun unlike any other.

'The Hobbit ' (ALL) - Teaser Website Launched

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi sent over a little note announced that they have lauched a teaser website for their upcoming action/adventure game "The Hobbit" The site sport screens for the various platforms, trailer, story background information and more ... Go Check it out!

'Airborne: Liberation' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on June 23, 2003 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Airborne: Liberation" transports the player to the European theater of operations during World War II as allied airborne forces prepare for the invasion of Hitler's "Fortress Europe" on June 6, 1944. Assuming the role of Pvt Patrick Harper, the player will be dropped into Normandy in the pre-dawn hours of the D-Day invasion to fight his way through war-torn Europe from the D-Day, to Market Garden, the siege of Bastogne, and the final assault into Hitler's Germany. Read more for details ...

Europe's First Game Music Symphony Concert

by Rainier on June 22, 2003 @ 10:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

RICHARD JACQUES, video game composer whose credits include Sega’s JET SET RADIO FUTURE and HEADHUNTER, today announced that his orchestral music for HEADHUNTER (PS2) and the forthcoming sequel HEADHUNTER: REDEMPTION (PS2, Xbox) will feature as a world premier suite performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra at Gewandhaus, Leipzig in Germany. The concert takes place during GC - Games Convention, the European equivalent of E3, on August 20th, 2003. The event is being launched by the GC - Games Convention 2003 organisers as their opening ceremony and marks the first symphony concert to feature Western and Japanese game music.

'Space Station Manager' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 22, 2003 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mistaril has released an updated playable demo for their 3D simulation/strategy Space Station Manager. This demo offers "unlimited loading and saving, ability to name saved games, preview of stations before load, and gallery of starting layouts (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'nTrap' - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2003 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Life as nTrapper can never be boring. Using the newest capturing devices in existence creatively can be both fun and financially rewarding. Flying various fast-moving vehicles armed with the most flexible defensive and offensive systems known to mankind and trapping dangerous criminals and industrial spies can quickly make you a hero and a very rich person at the same time.

'Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2003 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds is a 3rd person action-adventure game based on the successful cult series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Just like the show, the adventure takes place at ground zero for all things vampire – Sunnydale, California. Developed with the show's writers as a 'lost episode' from season 5, Chaos Bleeds involves an unraveling tale in which a dimensional bleed has been enabled by Pure Evil to consume humanity once and for all. It's up to Buffy and her friends to stop it all from happening...again! Read more to check some screens ...