'C&C : Renegade' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Westwood has just released a new update patch and an update dedicated server for their fast-paced 3D action game set in the Command & Conquer universe. Fight it out on the ground, among the structures, vehicles and weapons made famous in the original C&C. Only a few minor tweaks and fixes, read more for details and download links..

'Bandits: Phoenix Rising' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bandits: Phoenix Rising is a Mad Max-style action game for the PC, immersing gamers in a desert world of battle cars and desperadoes. In BANDITS, players control a cannon-mounted combat car blasting a multitude of enemies and cargo trucks while defending their gang and seeking glory. Gamers will encounter more than 22 missions in a variety of terrains ranging from car duels, train robberies and storming of trade outposts to battling it out with hordes of heavily armed enemies. Bandits is finally getting distributed by TriSinergy in North America, expect it Q1 2003. Check out our 10 new screens ...

'Harbinger' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 9:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Harbinger is a single-player action / RPG set in a fantastic science fiction universe. As one of three distinct character types, players explore the world of Harbinger – journey to the far reaches of space, battle unique foes never before seen in any medium, discover powerful new weapons and alien technologies, and uncover the dark secrets buried within the massive starship’s steel walls. In human words think Diablo in a Starcraft environment! Check the screens and the small in game footage trailer! Njoy!

'Firestarter' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 9:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is developed on original high-tech engine The Firestarter Engine, which uses the possibilities of the latest accelerator generation GeForce 3, 4. Among the engine possibilities are work with outdoor and indoor areas, coloured dynamic lighting, dynamic shadows, vertex and pixel shaders, T&L, procedure textures, various classes of particle system-based effects, interactive and destructible level objects, realistic physics, high-polygonal character and monster models (up to 5000 of polygons), skeleton animation. The official website has been updated (thanks Unrealik)with 3 new screens, read more to check them out

'Battlefield 1942 : Road To Rome' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 8:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Road to Rome focuses exclusively on the key Italian and Sicilian campaigns of WWII. Each map comes with highly detailed environments such as Italian houses, Mediterranean trees, and even the Monte Cassino Monastery. This expansion pack features eight new vehicles. These include the German BF-110 and British Mosquito twin-engine fighter-bombers as well as new Italian, British, and German tanks and anti-tank guns. The Road to Rome supports up to 64 gamers (on select maps), playing as several infantry classes, controlling many weapons available to the Axis and Allies, and commanding numerous land vehicles, ships, and aircraft. A new batch of screens has just arrived ..

'Medieval Total War : Viking Invasion' - Site Launch

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 6:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official site for the upcoming expansion pack "Viking Invasion" to the award-winning Medieval: Total War is now online, loaded with info, support, screens and much more.. You find the site here!

'SOCOM: US Navy SEALs' (PS2) - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 6:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As an elite SEAL commander, your team has been called to fight terrorists in 12 of the most deadly operations ever. With more than 60 weapons, superior intelligence, intense training and unparalleled skills and tactical maneuvers at your disposal, protect freedom wherever it is in danger. Desire. Determination. Victory... These eight new grabs get our SEAL of approval.

'ATV Quad Power Racing 2' (Xbox) - Screens

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

ATV Quad Power Racing 2 puts you in the driving seat of powerful off-road quad bikes and then gives you that little bit extra. The fast, edge-of-your-seat arcade gameplay blends seamlessly with the outrageous tricks you can pull both in the air and on the ground. Whether you’re performing a heart attack over the dunes, an endo across the stadium or a nik nak in the swamps, you’ll always be pushing it to the limits. Plus, you can do it all as one of 10 real top pro riders or one of 10 new characters. Race against the AI competitors and friends to take the top prize in many game play modes. It’s astoundingly detailed but, don’t worry, the only thing you’ll get bogged down in is the mud. Race through the dirt in this all-action racer but be prepared to fight dirty too.

'Team SAS' (Xbox) - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 3:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Team SAS is an elite Special Forces game developed using the unique experience and knowledge of Special Forces expert, highly decorated SAS soldier and best selling author, Andy McNab DCM MM. Take on any one of four unique roles in the team; heavy weapons support, jungle warfare scout, long range sniper or team commander and battle through the most intense jungle environments ever seen in a videogame, including fully 3D moving foliage, shafts of sunlight and volumetric fog... Today we have 27 new Xbox shots of muscly men running about in the jungle.

6.5 Million PlayStation 2 Sold Over Christmas

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 3:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment UK (SCE UK) announced today that during the peak selling season of 2002, PlayStation 2 achieved the highest ever sell-through breaking all records in its history for both hardware and software in Japan, North America and Europe.

'Darkened Skye' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Darkened Skye is a real-time Action/Adventure game with universal appeal weaving mythology, puzzle solving, and a rich narrative, beautifully scripted by Disney's voice of Princess Jasmine from the Aladdin's Movies. Darkened Skye is due to be released on PC CD ROM by Oxygen Interactive in March 03

'Dragon Empires' - Screens

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 3:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A fantasy world has never looked so fantastic... The online gaming world of Dragon Empires, currently in development at Codemasters for PC, is benefiting from specific enhancements to its already powerful graphic engine. New images released today reveal the stunning detail that Dragon Empires' future inhabitants can expect from the game's vast landscapes.

'Highland Warriors' - Single Player Demo Announced

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 3:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Entertainment software publisher NovaLogic, Ltd. today announced the release of the official single player demo for Highland Warriors. Featuring two single player missions from the Mackay and Cameron clans campaigns, the 154 MB playable demo lets gamers re-enact the Scottish battle for freedom. The demo will be available for download from www.novalogic.com.

Activision/Marvel Enterp: For Superhero Licensing

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision Inc. and Marvel Enterprises Inc. agreed to extend their superhero video game licensing agreements. Financial details weren't disclosed, but the companies said the new agreement represents the largest deal between the parties and includes improved financial terms. In a press release Wednesday, Activision said it will develop and publish video game products based on Marvel's comic book franchises Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four and Iron Man through 2009. Under the new agreement, Activision also has the option to acquire the interactive entertainment rights to develop products in conjunction with motion pictures and television series involving those characters.

SpectraVideo plc Unveil New Controllers For 2003 (XB/NGC)

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SpectraVideo plc are about to launch two new Logic3 Flightstick controllers for the Xbox and Gamecube consoles. The Logic3 Flightstick controllers are the perfect partners for games such as Star Wars Rogue Squadron 2 and Jedi StarFighter; Yager; Jane's Attack Squadron and even games like Battle Engine Aquila.

The Dungeons (Episode Six) Released

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vulcan Software Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Episode 6 of the Valhalla Classics Speech Adventure. This episode, entitled The Dungeons, requires the player to accompany the Lord of Infinity on his ongoing quest to murder his goody-two-shoes brother King Garamond. The Dungeons provide the backdrop for yet more headache inducing puzzles, illustrated by the dry humour of the Lord of Infinity, who speaks to the player throughout the episode with approximately 500 phrases of digital speech.

'Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic' Chat

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Come and join BioWare's art director, Derek Watts and producers, Casey Hudson (BioWare) and Mike Gallo (LucasArts) for a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic chat, at Stratics on Jan. 16th. This will be the first chat focused on art for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the first Star Wars role-playing game, set 4000 years before the rise of the Empire. In addition, fans can post questions ahead of time, at the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic official forums, and the developers will answer these questions at the chat on Jan. 16th. All details here!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Midtown Madness 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midtown Madness 3, the latest in Microsoft Corp.'s popular "Midtown Madness" franchise, allows gamers to get behind the wheel of more than 30 vehicles while competing in exciting race modes such as Blitz, Checkpoint and Cruise. With a robust Career mode featuring 14 driving careers, Midtown Madness 3 delivers the rush and excitement of street racing while challenging gamers to put their driving skills to the ultimate test. Midtown Madness 3 provides gamers with madcap, over-the-top racing and driving excitement in two of the world's most fascinating cities: Paris and Washington, D.C. Serving up today, 3 new Audi Avanti screens...

'Savage' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 8:10 a.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 ...

Xbox Review - 'LoTR : The Two Towers'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 7:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

One ring to rule them all… Based on New Line Cinema's epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic fantasy novels, The Lord of the Rings™, The Two Towers™ video games will integrate cinema and gameplay to deliver an epic interactive experience. In the game, players will be able to relive the most memorable movie moments from the first two films, "The Fellowship of the Ring" and "The Two Towers." Does the game measure up the the excellence of the movie? Read more and find out!

'New World Order' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 4:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project 3 has once again released a new patch for their team-based tactical shooter New World Order. This upgrades your European retail copy to v1.34 and adds new graphics options, a third-person free look mode, networking enhancements, other new features, bug fixes etc (thanks FileShack). Read more for detailed fix list and links where to grab the goods ...

'Black Hawk Down' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 4:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A single-player demo of Delta Force: Black Hawk Down is now available, offering the opportunity to try out this upcoming tactical first-person shooter by NovaLogic. This is not the official demo (originates from a magazine CD) but it features one level set in Mogadishu where two Delta teams go on a mission to free a number of hostages. Novalogic mentioned that an official single- and multi-player demo will be released in a few weeks. Read more for links where to grab the goods ...

Black Isle Studios Seeks 3D Artist

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2003 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Isle Studios, a leading developer and publisher of console and PC role-playing game products is looking for talented 3D artists, particularly with experience creating models and texture maps for natural and architectural environments. Black Isle offers a fun, creative, and challenging environment with competitive base salaries and benefits. And yes, great weather. Read all of the details and find out how you can join the Black Isle team over on the Black Isle Employment page!