'BloodRayne II' (ALL) Revealed

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 10:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on EvilAvatar that "Terminal Reality are now looking for a Lead Artist for BloodRayne II" at This is the first "official" hint that a sequel to BloodRayne will be developed. The sequel to Terminal Reality's horror-action game of 2002 will apparently be published by Activision, not the original game's Majesco.

'Star Trek: Elite Force II' - Website Launched

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 10:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the Star Trek: The Next Generation universe, Star Trek Elite Force II allows players to break out of the confines of ship bulkheads and spacestation corridors to explore all new locations including alien worlds and zero-g environments. New and more powerful weapons will be at the player’s disposal and branching levels offer a more varied gameplay experience. Check the official site, or read more for some screens ...

'Rosso Rabbit In Trouble' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 3:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV's jump&run Rosso Rabbit in Trouble comes packaged a lot like Easter eggs in different colors. The free version of the game will feature a few levels for testing your rabbit-controlling skills. There will also be special Easter levels, in honor of the upcoming season, in which you will have to collect all the eggs in the level. The full version of Rosso Rabbit in Trouble will contain 17 amazing levels, and players will be able to submit their high scores to an international high score list on the website! Oh, and by the way: the levels of the game are twice as huge as those in Santa Claus in Trouble. The demo features 3 levels and one special easter level.

'Legend of Zelda' (SNES) Beat In 2-Hours

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Even though the gaming hobby has advanced onward to first-person-shooters and sensational role-playing landscapes, gaming accomplishments on old-fashioned titles can still make an ardent player sit up and take notice. One such achievement has been recently verified: the eternally popular 1991 SNES game, "Legend of Zelda:A Link to the Past," has been finished in under 2-hours for the first time in the title's history. Read more for details ...

'Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria' - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 2:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest installment in the award-winning series, Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria is a unique blend of role playing and turn-based strategy gaming. Set in the troubled land of Etheria, old foes such as Dwarves, Elves, and Orcs have resumed their ancient hostilities and the Undead legions of Lord Bane have returned. The game centers on the actions of your Warlord, who plays a pivotal role in the success or failure of your military efforts. Read more to check some new screens ...

'Republic: The Revolution' - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starting with a single loyal supporter, a tiny secret HQ and a very small base of local support, you must build up a nationwide faction powerful enough to oust the President and rule the Republic of Novistrana. Up to 16 other factions (human or computer controlled) will be doing everything in their power to stop you and seize control for themselves. And of course, most formidable of all is the President - he’ll go to any lengths necessary to hold onto power. Read more for a batch of fresh screens ...

'Galactic Civilizations' - Update Patch

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First and developer Stardock are pleased to announce the release of update version 1.02 for Galactic Civilizations, their hugely successful 4x space strategy game that was released on March 26th. This upgrade brings a few new features and playability enhancements as well as some AI fixes. The update can be downloaded through the ingame Stardock Central. Read more for detailed fix list ...

'Vietcong' - Main Character Unveiled

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meet Sergeant First Class Steve R. Hawkins, squad leader for the A-216 team. An exceptional soldier, and well respected by his men. Steve almost didn't become a soldier, read more about it here! (thanks Unrealik)

Mythic Entertainment To Update 'Dark Age of Camelot' With Free Expansion

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of Dark Age of Camelot, plans to release a free download-only expansion called Dark Age of Camelot: Foundations that adds player housing to the immensely popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The expansion enters closed beta testing this week and will be available for free via optional download to all subscribers in mid-June.

'The Great Escape' - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

‘The Great Escape’ is based on the 1963 Oscar nominated film staring Steve McQueen and revolves around actual events during WW2. The game is set in a number of unique locations, from POW camps to a mountain-top castle. Game levels include a busy hospital, a chase through a moving train and escape from an active Luftwaffe airfield. The core of the game centres on the largest mass breakout ever, from the ‘escape proof’ Stalag Luft III prisoner of war camp. The game uses the powerful storyline and strong characters from the film to place the player in the heart of the action, as the POW’s resist the German war machine. It uses a combination of stealth, combat and frantic action involving multiple vehicles and an awesome motorbike based finale.

'Age of Mythology' - Update Patch

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As announced and expected the ESO site mentions that the new 1.05 patch for Age of Mythology is now available through the auto updater. The patch fixes an armory tech research exploit, some localization bugs, a crash related to alt-tabbing and a fix when it comes to god power triggers. A manual patch will be released soon and we will mirror it when such becomes available (thanks Blues).

Climax Latest Racing Game On Its Way

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Climax today announced some recent accolades for its high-intensity motorcycle racing game, MotoGP 2. The game received the 2003 Xbox Award for Excellence in Live Implementation from Microsoft’s Advanced Technology Group, the Official Xbox Magazine’s 2002 Award for the Best Use of Xbox Controller, and was a finalist for the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ 2003 Console Racing Game of the Year. Moto GP 1 and Moto GP 2, both published by THQ, are the first and second racing games released for the Xbox Live service.

'Harbinger' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | 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. Dreamcatcher has released the first patch for Harbinger bringing your retail game to v1.1. The upgrade adresses several quest issues, improves Culibine amp usage, configuration tools, and fixes a few other bugs. Read more for download links ...

'SX Superstar' (PS2/XB/NGC) - In Game Music Soundtrack Unveiled

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining high-flying, two-wheel action with heart-pumping, adrenaline infused tunes, AKA Acclaim, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today unveiled the in-game music soundtrack for its summer release, SX Superstar. Featuring today's top artists including The Deftones, Box Car Racer, N.E.R.D. and Fenix*TX, SX Superstar will be available across all next-generation systems.

'Lords of EverQuest' Announced - Features & Screens

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced Lords of EverQuest, the next-generation of Real-Time Strategy (RTS) gaming, marking the company's entrance into offline PC gaming. Inspired by the world of online gaming phenomenon EverQuest, Lords of EverQuest features an enthralling storyline drawing gamers to the land of Antonica as they control one of 15 Lords and manage massive armies in their quest for domination. Lords of EverQuest will set new standards for the traditional RTS genre with thousands of items, hundreds of spells, the ability for all units in the game to gain experience and abilities, and free online multiplayer options* for up to 12 players per game. Lords of EverQuest is being developed by Rapid Eye Entertainment and published by Sony Online Entertainment, and is expected to ship to U.S. and Canadian retail stores this fall.

WineX 3.0 Blasts Linux Gaming Into The Next Dimension

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TransGaming Technologies, a leading developer of software portability solutions for the video games industry, announced today the much-anticipated release of WineX 3.0, TransGaming's flagship Linux portability product that allows PC games and applications to seamlessly and transparently run on the Linux operating system, directly out-of-the-box.

'Operation Flashpoint 2' Confirmed For PC

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters today confirms that Operation Flashpoint 2, a true sequel to the million-selling military simulator, has been commissioned. The setting and theme for the game will be revealed at E3, the global games expo (Los Angeles Convention Centre, May 14-16). Operation Flashpoint 2 is in design and development at Bohemia Interactive Studio, the Prague-based creators of the original title, and will launch late in 2004 for PC.

Free Network Adapter Puts PS2 On An Equal Footing With Xbox

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Details have emerged of Sony's plans to sell a variety of hardware bundles at existing prices through its online store in Japan - including a bundle which would feature a network adapter for free with a new console purchase. This deal would put the PlayStation 2 on an equal footing with the Xbox in terms of network functionality, as one of the key selling points of Microsoft's console has been that it requires no additional hardware for online gaming.

'1503 A.D.' - Screenshot Contest!

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 6:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you have pictures of your grandiose palaces, proud cities, mighty battles or impressive buildings then just send them to the 1503 A.D. team to take part in next month’s Screenshot Contest! Submit your screenshots before the middle of the month to take part in the current qualifier. They will then choose the twelve best submissions and post them in the brand-new Screenshot Contest area on their website.

VIVENDI Signs Rocker Henry Rollins As Voice Of 'MACE GRIFFIN'

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 6:03 a.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 video game system from Microsoft, the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo GameCube.

'Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits' (PS2) Announced

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. today announced that Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, the continuation of the popular Arc the Lad series, will launch in June 2003 exclusively for the PlayStation2 computer entertainment system. Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits, a true, traditional role-playing game (RPG), takes place thousands of years after the last installment in the series with an all-new captivating storyline, an innovative battle system and a variety of playable characters with unique abilities. Set in a visually stunning world of life-like graphics and using motion-captured cut scenes to enhance an intriguing storyline, Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits delivers an epic role-playing adventure perfect for fans of strategy, adventure and RPG games.

'F-Zero' (NGC) - Screens

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

F-Zero will be a souped-up installment of the supersonic racing franchise, developed by SEGA for Nintendo GameCube. The Japanese arcade version of the game, tentatively titled F-Zero AC, was recently revealed in Tokyo at the AOU (All Nippon Amusement Machine Operators' Union) arcade show. Four new screens to check out below!

'Age of Mythology: The Titans' - Screens

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Mythology: The Titans is an expansion pack for Age of Mythology. Using familiar elements of classical mythology, Age of Mythology casts players as one of nine unique civilizations from ancient Greek, Norse and Egyptian mythologies. Players can reinforce their armies with mythological creatures like Cyclopes and Medusas or call upon the mighty powers of gods such as Zeus to rain down lightning bolts on unsuspecting enemies. Age of Mythology also incorporates Ensemble Studios' trademark features from previous Age of Empires games, including a compelling economic model, a massive army and battle system, unequaled artificial intelligence, random maps, intuitive gameplay and extreme attention to detail. The expansion will be available in stores this fall.

'Pro Beach Soccer' (ALL) - Facts & Screens

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first Beach Soccer video game designed especially for fans of football and arcade games. Due out in May 2003 on Xbox/PS2/GBA/PC. Discover all the excitement of this new sport which is taking football's greatest stars by storm. This arcade game is set in the unique and exotic atmosphere of stadiums from Rio to Dubai. Pro Beach Soccer is a fun game with cool looking players, spectacular moves and DJs playing hot tunes in the different settings! check out these 20+ new PC screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own post, we grouped them and so far there are trailers for :

  • Sacred (Ascaron)
  • Brute Force (Microsoft)

  • Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 16, 2003 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Review - 'Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on April 16, 2003 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

This world-builder title is inspired by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic Park franchise-the studio's most successful film franchise. Jurassic Park allows you to fulfill Dr. John Hammond's dream by successfully designing and managing your very own Jurassic Park. Create the most amazing dinosaur theme park the world has ever seen, OR battle your way through 12 intense missions that will truly test your skills against the awesome powers of nature and its most dominant creatures.

LucasArts Has Opened Up Its E3 Site

by Thomas on April 16, 2003 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamespot reports that LucasArts has opened up its E3 site, giving the public a glimpse of the games the company will be showing at the event this May. The strategy RPG Gladius is expected to be at the show, as are Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy and Star Wars Galaxies.