Pocketeers Pocket 'Need for Speed: Porsche' (GBA)

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 11:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pocketeers are delighted to announce that their company has recently signed a deal with New Jersey based Destination Software Inc. to produce Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed for the Nintendo Gameboy Advance platform. The game will utilise their renowned C2 engine technologies, to produce fully featured 3D environments and vehicles along with a realistic physics engine to give the gamer as thrilling racing experience as possible on GBA. The product will feature a much upgraded version of the Pocketeer 3D racing engine shown on their 3D racing engine pages

'Dynasty Warriors 4' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 11:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 4 takes battlefield action to the next level, allowing players to experience the thrill of taking on multiple opponents at once and fighting against impossible odds. A host of new features add greater depth to the gameplay, as well as more insight into the characters and turbulent events of the Three Kingdoms era. The concepts of Honor and Loyalty in the face of adversity serve as the main theme for the game. The obligations of generals to their Lords and Allies guide the paths of these warriors as the fight to unify a divided empire. Check out the new batch of screens ...

'Praetorians' - Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 10:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Praetorians is an epic 3D troop based strategy game centred around the historical battles from the campaigns of Julius Caesar. Taking on the role of a Roman General you are transported back to the deserts of Egypt, the frozen lands of the Gauls and to the heart of the Empire itself, Italy. The road to victory depends on strategy, tactics, troop formations, learning to combine units and exploiting your enemy's weaknesses. Eidos has just re-released a previously available, this one is just high resolution. Read more for download links...

Lost Kingdoms II (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 10:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The sequel to the critically acclaimed RPG for the GameCube, Lost Kingdoms II takes the immersive Real Time Action/RPG gaming experience to the next level with an expanded game world, new cards and exciting perils to face. Set 200 years after the events of the original Lost Kingdoms, the Kingdom of Argwyll is on the brink of destruction. All hope lies in the hands of a new heroine Tara. Abandoned as a child and raised by a gang of thieves, Tara must use the force of her magical Runestone and summon Guardian Creatures to battle the invading evil force, uncover its terrible origins and save the kingdom. Read more for the first few screens ...

'Savage' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 10:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Built with the new "Silverback" development engine, "Savage" delivers the next level in multiplayer gaming. Instead of sending mindless computer drones into battle, players organize real human players on a crusade to conquer their adversaries. A player may choose to be a commander, and play an in-depth RTS game, researching technologies, mining resources, and issuing orders to their warriors. If a player chooses to be a warrior, they will play an intense game of first person combat, wielding their weapon of choice to strike down the enemy. Read more to check out a batch of new screens ...

Matrix Games & Tri Synergy Form Strategic Partnership

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 9:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership involving Tri Synergy Inc., a major North American co-publisher with extensive retail distribution experience. Read more for details ...

'Prelude to Darkness' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 9:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Zero Sum has released a new patch for their downloadable fantasy RPG Prelude to Darkness. The patch brings the game up to version 1.41, and fixes crash bugs, animating mouse cursor problems, and adds highlighting information on character mouseovers, among other things. Read more for links where to grab the patch and full version ...

'Return To The Lair' (NGC) Begins Shipping - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 9:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore today announced that Dragon's Lair 3D - Return to the Lair for the GameCube has begun shipping to retailers. This completely new, built-from-the-ground-up version of the classic Dragon's Lair™ arcade game - featuring legendary characters, great gameplay, and impressive imagery created by Don Bluth and Rick Dyer - retails for approximately $50 and carries a "Teen" rating. Read more for details and a few new screens ...

'Savage' - New Comic Book Installment

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 8:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

S2 Games has posted the latest installment of the story behind its highly anticipated real-time-strategy shooter (RTSS), Savage. See the latest chapter of the comic book and learn about humanity’s mistakes leading to the rise of the beast horde. More of the legend will be revealed in forthcoming issues, culminating with the release of Savage for the PC in Q2 2003.

'C&C : Generals' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 8:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

To make the experience of modern war as immersive as possible, EA Pacific is using a proprietary state-of-the-art 3D engine, code-named “Sage,” which delivers unprecedented detail and interactivity. Because of Sage, Generals’ battlefields will include fully modeled urban cityscapes, rugged deserts, vast forests and frozen wastelands. Amazing special effects will allow players to crush cars with hulking tanks, blow out the windows of skyscrapers, or lace the skies with smoke from dueling fighter planes.

'Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield' - Update Patch News

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 7:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The announced update patch, originally scheduled for today, seems to have been delayed intil tomorrow. To make the wait for the release of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield more bearable, here is a improved version of the multiplayer demo. We want to assure you that the development team will do everything we can to prevent cheating. There is nothing more frustrating, in online gaming, than cheats. There will be a constant support against it after this title hits the shelves. Read more for update details ...

'RuneSword 3: Worlds Apart' Announced & Q/A

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 6:40 p.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

An entirely new computer role-playing system is already in development at CrossCut Games! CrossCut Games is taking all the great parts of their past efforts, pulling out all the stops, ramping up the graphics, charging up the game editor, electrifying the thrill and blasting into a brand new gaming experience. This time rather than travel the well-trod road of fantasy themes, CrossCut Games is rocketing out in the direction of hard sci-fi. In RuneSword 3: Worlds Apart, laser rifles, alien planet-scapes, fantastic creatures and stellar mysteries abound in a story brimming with adventure. Read more for features and a CrossCut Games developer Q&A.

The Ham Hams Are Coming To Shops Near You...

by Peter on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 5:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Ham Hams are all set to begin their exciting adventures on the Game Boy Color as Nintendo announces the arrival of Hamtaro on January 10th 2003. With heart warming characters, plenty of adventure and even its own unique language, Hamtaro is set to be the must have game for kids in 2003.

Softwrap Extends Relationship With Nikita Ltd

by Peter on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Softwrap, the leading British-based provider of virtual 'shrink-wrap' solutions for the games and software industry, today announced that they are extending their successful exclusive distribution agreement with Russian based Nikita Ltd

THQ Announces 'Splashdown 2' (PS2) - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 2:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced that it will publish Rainbow Studios' "Splashdown 2," the sequel to the critically acclaimed, top-selling "Splashdown." Inspired by the spectacle and excitement of theme parks and thrill rides, "Splashdown 2" will have players blasting through massive, imaginative locales with amazing sights and startling events around every corner. "Splashdown 2" is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 2 in summer 2003. Read more and check out the first screens ...

BVS Solitaire Collection 4.0

by Peter on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 2:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BVS Development has released BVS Solitaire Collection 4.0 with 320 multi-featured, very different solitaire card games to play. You'll be able to learn solitaires not found elsewhere: "Topsy-Turvy Queens", "Twelve Sleeping Maids", "Napoleon Takes Moscow", "Braid" and many others.

Online - Multiplayer Consultancy

by Peter on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 2:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

AlienPants Ltd today announces the creation of an Online and Multiplayer Game and Community Management Consultancy Division. The new division will draw on the experience of Tom Gordon, Michael Large and Charlotte McCarron, who collectively have more than twenty years experience in the Online and Multiplayer Games industry.

NovaLogic Signs UK Distribution Rights To 'Devastation' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 1:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Entertainment software publisher NovaLogic Ltd. today announced it had signed the UK distribution rights to HD Interactive's cyber thriller Devastation for the PC. Since early code was revealed at E3 in Los Angeles and ECTS in London in 2002, Devastation has become one of the most eagerly awaited PC titles of 2003... We have eight screenshots, not for the squeamish.

Matrix Games Seeks Game Developers

by Thomas on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 1:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

What is "real"? Well, Matrix Games' search for new titles to publish, for a start. Opportunity Knocks! Join a Fast-Growing Company.. Full pressrelease below!

'Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 1:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Indiana Jones is back and better than ever! From the crocodile-infested waters in Ceylon to the bustling streets of Hong Kong, perennial action hero Indiana Jones' wits, agility, whip lashing and hand-to-hand combat skills will be put to the test as never before in Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb from LucasArts Entertainment Company LLC, developed in collaboration with The Collective, Inc... Read more for the first 11 PS2-specific grabs.

PC Review - 'Hegemonia : Legions Of Iron'

by Justin on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 6:45 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Hegemonia: Legions of Iron transports players to the year 2104, where humanity is engaged in a fratricidal war between the inhabitants of Earth and colonized Mars. The battles escalate, as does the damage and casualty rate. A new alien race observes the battle from afar, and plans a brutal attack - just when humanity is in its weakest and most divided state.

'Marble Blast' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 5:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Marble Blast, produced by GarageGames in cooperation with Monster Studios, is the first title to use the Torque Game Engine. The arcade-style action game has players racing against time as they navigate their marbles through moving platforms and dangerous hazards, collecting treasure along the way. A new updated demo is now available, read more for links where to grab it ...

'Purge Online' - Multiplayer Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 6, 2003 @ 4:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Purge, delivers a compelling combination of first-person shooter gameplay and RPG character development, immersing players in a strife-torn world that blends science fiction and fantasy. In Purge, players will find themselves engrossed in a war between two opposing forces, the Order (humans genetically modified to scientific perfection) and the Chosen (religious believers who reject all forms of technology). Players will be able to customize their characters, various skills and innovative weapons. Read more for info download links...