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Activision Reveals 'Call of Duty'

by Rainier on April 8, 2003 @ 5:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. is taking gamers to the frontlines of combat with Call of Duty, a new umbrella brand that lets players experience the dramatic intensity of war through the eyes of common soldiers. Set on the battlefields of the 20th century's most monumental conflicts, the series will thrust players into gripping, cinematic, authentic warfare. As unsung heroes, players experience the war from the perspective of multiple characters from numerous countries, each with varying roles and duties and who fight along side fellow soldiers in epic battle sequences. The Call of Duty brand will support Activision's multi-platform strategy and include both console and PC games.

'Henry Rollins' Voices 'Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter'

by Rainier on April 8, 2003 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that hard rock front man (Black Flag, Rollins Band), actor ("The Chase," "Johnny Mnemonic") and spoken word artist Henry Rollins has signed on to voice the role of Mace Griffin in the upcoming video game "Mace Griffin Bounty Hunter." The sci-fi action game will be available second quarter 2003 for the Xbox, the PlayStation2 and GameCube.

'SimCity 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SimCity 4, you don't just build your city, you breathe life into it. With god-like powers, sculpt mountains, gouge riverbeds and seed forests to lay the groundwork for your creation. Then, as Mayor, construct the most realistic city you can imagine. Your city comes alive with the hustle and bustle of construction crews, the snarl of traffic and the activity of your Sims. EA/Maxis have released the second patch adressing several performance improvements and fixes for various bugs. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Gorky Zero' - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metropolis team, developers of ArchAngel, revealed more details on their new game project with the code name, Gorky Zero. The game is a prequel to the highly acclaimed PC title, Gorky 17, and it's a tactical sneak-em-up action game set in military environment. Gorky Zero story has been written by a highly acclaimed writer and publicist Rafal A. Ziemkiewicz, three times laureate of Janusz A. Zajdel Award. Read more for additional details and the first screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 11:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Roman Race: 6004 AD' - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Roman Race: 6004 AD contest pits over a handful specialized teams against each other in a stunning race over different nerve-racking courses. The competitors race a mixture of strangely seeming creatures and futuristic teams across the toughest terrains and conditions.The game contest pits over a handful specialized teams against each other in a stunning race over different nerve-racking courses. The competitors race a mixture of strangely seeming creatures and futuristic teams across the toughest terrains and conditions. Read more for screens ...

'Vietcong' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acting as an elite soldier, players of “Vietcong” command the A-team, part of the U.S. Special Forces, in realistically represented Vietnamese environments. Players will lead as many as six expertly trained soldiers through 20 dramatic missions, and follow a storyline that captures the danger, fear and unpredictability of the war itself. The full-featured multiplayer mode also allows gamers to play as U.S. Special Forces or Vietcong soldiers and to battle over specially designed levels. Take2 has released the first update patch (for the US version only) adressing some multiplayer issues and several other fixes. Read more for details and download links ...

'Galleon' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 2:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galleon can be summed up in a single phrase: "The Voyages Of Sinbad". The game is set across six unique islands that will take the player from the bustling port of Ackbah to islands populated with giant monsters, evil slave lords and of course damsels in distress in a story of intrigue, magic, love, obsession and revenge. The fighting in Galleon is fast, furious and full of hidden depth. Rhama can draw on a wide repertoire of stylish martial arts moves to dispatch enemies with. We'll be discussing this aspect more in the future. Read more to check a new batch of screen-shots that feature Rhama showing off.... as usual ...

'Digital Bros' Manage Online Services For 'Horizons'

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Artifact Entertainment has signed an exclusive agreement with Digital Bros, a digital entertainment group from Milan, Italy, to acquire the European online hosting rights for Horizons: Empire of Istaria, the next-generation 3D online epic adventure; the most anticipated online game among European players. Scheduled for North American release in Fall 2003, Horizons will also be distributed by Atari in Europe.

'Enter the Matrix' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2003 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the Matrix is the story-within-the-story. It features awesome gunplay and spectacular martial arts that bend the rules of the Matrix, as well as insane driving and stunts, and the chance to pilot the fastest hovercraft in the fleet. This game isn’t just set in the Matrix universe – it’s an integral part of the entire Matrix experience, weaving in and out of the highly anticipated 2nd installment in the film trilogy, The Matrix Reloaded . Earlier today there was a batch of PS2 screens released, read more to check them out ...