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Team 17 Says New 'Worms' Game In The Works

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2004 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Disclosed in this Team 17 forum thread, Martyn 'Spadge' Brown revealed that they are currently working on an all NEW game in the long runninf Worms series. No specfiic details were revealed, although it was made in reponse to a "Worms RTS" thread, which i will NOT be. 'Spadge' did say that the game is due late 2004, and the first details (including the name) would be announced somewhere this month (Feb 2004). Stay tuned, we'll have more coverage as this unfolds ...

'Ultima X: Odyssey' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2004 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultima X: Odyssey is a next generation massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) from the award-winning Origin studio team. Powered by the latest version of the Unreal Engine and based on the renowned Ultima single-player role-playing series, UXO will enable players to create personalized legacies in a massive new online world and will be one of the first of its kind to offer private areas on demand within the game. Some more screens goodness ...

Sony Launches 'Aqua' PS2 In Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2004 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced today that it would launch a special limited edition Aqua colour version of its PlayStation2. A limited number of units of PlayStation 2 will be available across PAL territories from early March. Additional Aqua accessories will also be available in March including an Aqua Vertical Stand (for PlayStation 2) and a Memory Card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2).

'Wars & Warriors: Joan of Arc' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2004 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Joan of Arc showcases a brand new state-of-the-art graphics engine. With rich, detailed terrain, the game allows real-time control and command of legions of military units, realistically depicting the mayhem and severity of medieval warfare. Joan of Arc will contain a series of individual battles as well as massive strategic campaigns between French and English troops. Read more for some new screens ...

'TOCA Race Driver 2' - Physics & Damage Engine & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2004 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metal bends, glass shatters, plastic explodes and it's race over if you lose control of your vehicle in TOCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator, due spring 2004 for Xbox and PC. Thanks to an all-new Terminal Damage Engine and the most advanced physics ever seen in a racing game, get too cosy with another car or a trackside barrier and it's back to the starting grid for you. Read more for details and screens ...

'Mission Impossible' Composer Gets 'Pandora Tomorrow' Job

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2004 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lalo Schifrin, the Argentine composer famed for the "Mission: Impossible" theme, has won numerous awards for his movie scores and other compositions. He also has become the latest Hollywood luminary to embrace video games, having written the instrumental theme to Ubi Soft's "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow."

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2004 @ 2:36 a.m. PST | 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 :

  • Pool Paradise - Trailer


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

'Pitfall: The Lost Expedition' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2004 @ 2:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take an adventure as Pitfall Harry, the daring, risk-taking explorer who laughs in the face of danger. Featuring over 50 levels of fast-paced action and puzzle solving adventures, the game challenges players to swing, fight, climb and crawl through eight types of treacherous South American environments including lush jungles, dark tombs, ancient Aztec ruins and glacial mountains. Check out some new screens ...

'UEFA EURO 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2004 @ 1:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) announced today they have signed an agreement for EA to develop, publish and distribute the official videogame of UEFA EURO 2004 under the EA SPORTS brand which will be an official interactive entertainment experience of the EURO 2004 tournament. The EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2004 officially licensed game will be developed and published by EA this summer to coincide with the finals of the UEFA EURO 2004 tournament in Portugal.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2004 @ 1:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News