GBA Review - 'Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on April 17, 2003 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Prophecy maintains the high standards people have come to expect from a Tomb Raider game.The game remains faithful to the spirit that has made previous game versions - as well as the movie - a worldwide success. Since the first Tomb Raider game was released in 1996, the series has gone on to sell more than 28 million copies worldwide.

'Heaven And Hell' - Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2003 @ 11:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

What could be greater than God? To be God - just like in Heaven and Hell! In the year 1500 BC you announce to four peoples: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. To make your commandment effective, you are supported with miracles and plagues by seven different prophets. Convince your future followers with sound arguments such as chain lightning, locusts, and other mysteries. As you have to compete against a strong opponent at the same time, the fight for the most followers will be even more challenging. There can be only one after all!

'Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2003' - Patch & Updated Demo

by Rainier on April 17, 2003 @ 4:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Anco/UbiSoft have now released a new update patch for their soccer manager 'Alex Ferguson's Player Manager 2003', as well as an updated demo. The update adds the German & Dutch leagues, adresses gameplay tweaks, and fixes a bunch of bugs. An updated demo is also available for download, which lets you play Player Manager 2003 for 1 season. You can take control of any team you want in any of these national leagues - (England, Scotland, Italy, Portugal, France, Germany or Holland). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Stake' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2003 @ 2:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stake is the ultimate third person, multi-player 3-D arena fighting game exclusively for the Xbox. It boasts a deep action combat experience, intriguing characters and superior graphics. This game represents the essential elements of a fighting game but goes beyond that with multiple power-up weapons, lots of collectable items, insane combo attacks, special tricks, secret characters, inspiring graphics, 3-D isometric camera views, exciting locations and multiple multi-player modes. Check out the new batch of screens!

'Enter The Matrix' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2003 @ 1:55 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 ...

'SÖLDNER: Secret Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2003 @ 1:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In "SÖLDNER - Secret Wars" the player takes command of one such special unit. As squad leader, the player's mission is to work with other players to control this highly mechanised elite mercenary company - consisting of soldiers, helicopters, light tanks and vertical take-off planes - and carry out a very wide gamut of missions. To make thing even more interesting, these units are stationed on a mobile carrier disguised as a freighter. Check these 5 new screens...

'Empire of Magic' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 17, 2003 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Summitsoft announced today that the long awaited and highly anticipated epic, Empire of Magic, has completed development and will ship to retail stores before the end of April. Rated Teen by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, the game contains an amazing 50-120 hour single player campaign loaded with extensive side quests and extra tasks that will keep gameplay fresh and, more importantly, an incredible artificial intelligence system that promises an engaging and ever-changing gaming experience.

Acclaim's E3 LineUp

by Rainier on April 17, 2003 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gearing up for the interactive entertainment industry's largest annual event, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today unveiled its diverse product lineup that will be on display at the Los Angeles Convention Center May 14-16. Spanning all of the next-generation gaming platforms and such popular genres as action, sports and racing, Acclaim is planning on featuring more than eight new brands, as well as making additional product announcements throughout the trade show.

UbiSoft's E3 Lineup

by Rainier on April 17, 2003 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubi Soft Entertainment today announced that its 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) lineup will feature an outstanding selection of diverse titles for all platforms. Beyond Good & Evil, FarCry, RavenShield, Prince Of Persia, XIII and Uru: Ages Beyond MYST. Read more for details ...

'KnightShift' - Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2003 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A unique graphic engine has been created for the game. The engine is aimed to make use of the latest achievements in 3D technology. All objects are constructed in spline technology. This means the description of an object is based on mathematical curves, not on a fixed grid. It allows the creation of rounded objects and avoids angularity, so typical for 3D games. All character animations are created based on a skeletal animation system, with character skin stretched onto the skeleton. It enables the creation of smooth animation while keeping the effect of a living object. As for textures, we make use of bump mapping and per pixel specular light mapping technologies. They allow the effect of wood roughness and reflections on metal.

'American Conquest: Fight Back' - Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2003 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Three centuries of war continue - with even more frantic combat and more desperate power struggles raging across the American continent. The Spanish sound the attack on Yucatan amidst fierce Maya and Aztec resistance. The Germans put all their efforts into finding the legendary Eldorado. The Pontiac Uprising ends in a terrifying bloodbath between the Indians and the British. And the Russians will do anything to conquer Alaska at the cost of the Haida. There is a fantastic bonus for shrewd strategists: the great new "battlefield" mode in single-player and multiplayer modes! Tactical skill alone will determine victory or defeat in single-player and multiplayer games. So, plunge into battle & check out the screens!

'Kreed' - Beta Test Signup Available NOW

by Rainier on April 17, 2003 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kreed is a dynamic FPS with its action taking place at the graveyard of spaceships, in a mysteries area of cosmic Universe. Its hero, who is an elite warrior from a semi-religious organisation, will overcome lots of danger on his way, meet representatives of unknown to the mankind races and civilisations. Original weaponry and items of equipment, dynamic battles, lots of special effects allows a player find himself in the very centre of events, and the variety of level interior brings the colours of the fantastic world of the 3d century. Burut is now accepting applications for the Kreed beta test. People interested in testing this upcoming FPS can fill this registration form. Apply within the next two weeks, and the names of the people selected will be announced on May 1.

'World War II: Frontline Command' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 17, 2003 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World War II: Frontline Command is set to capture the heroism of World War II's most significant battles. As Commander of the Allied Forces, the game will see players attempting to drive the Axis forces deep back inside their own territory. With a full range of authentic troops and equipment at their disposal, players become a master of the battlefield to ensure final victory (thanks EuroGamer). The demo features one mission set in the Netherlands where you command a US Army force to capture a village and a munitions factory held by the Germans. Read more for download links ...

'RoadKill' (PS2/XB/NGC) Announced - Features & Screens

by Thomas on April 17, 2003 @ 7:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games announced today that RoadKill, a mission-based, post-apocalyptic combat driving game, is scheduled to ship in fall 2003 for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and Nintendo GameCube. Read more for details, features and the first screens ...

'Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey' (XB/NGC) - Details

by Thomas on April 17, 2003 @ 7:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The magic of a lost island is in your hands, courtesy of TDK Mediactive, Inc. as the company made available today the latest details on one of its newest titles, "Dinotopia: The Sunstone Odyssey." Releasing in North America this summer for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube, the action/adventure title boasts a unique blend of puzzle, RPG and exploration elements.

Playlogic To Present 4 Games At 2003 Edition Of E3

by Thomas on April 17, 2003 @ 7:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Game publisher and developer Playlogic International will be in attendance at the E3 game exhibition in Los Angeles with a 2000sqft booth, where it will be presenting four upcoming titles. The four games, entitled Cyclone Circus - Power Sail Racing, Xyanide, Airborne Troops, and Alpha Black Zero - Intrepid Protocol are set for global release in Q4 of 2003. The highly experienced, international employee team of the company, which was established in 2001, guarantees the games' quality and originality.

Tokyo R&D Facility

by Thomas on April 17, 2003 @ 7:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bolstering its commitment to create diverse and innovative video game content for its hardware systems, Nintendo yesterday announced it is expanding internal development resources by establishing a new research and development facility in Tokyo. The new Tokyo facility will develop unique games for Nintendo's hardware platforms, adding to the depth and breath of Nintendo's first-party game library. Additional details about the facility, including when it will open, will be announced in the coming months.

Buka Entertainment: E3-2003 Games Blast

by Thomas on April 17, 2003 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka Entertainment, one of the leading publishers in Russia, is pleased to announce today its line-up for this year’s “Electronic Entertainment Expo”. The line-up will include new games which will be showcased for the first time at E3 and the titles, already demonstrated at the previous E3 show.. Find out more below!

'Fire Chief' For PC In June 2003 - Screens

by Thomas on April 17, 2003 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Donning yellow trousers and mounting a shiny red engine, Monte Cristo today announced the release of Fire Chief for PC in June 2003. Offering more red-hot action than you can shake a fire axe at, Fire Chief is a tactical mission-based game which offers spectacular action in realistic settings. Players take charge of a squad of specialized fire fighters and vehicles. Under pressure, they must make the right decisions and fight against numerous fires and obstacles in order to minimise collateral damage and save lives.

'Dynasty Warriors 4' (PS2) - Features & Screens

by Thomas on April 17, 2003 @ 5:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI Ltd. today announced that it will be bringing Dynasty Warriors 4, the latest instalment of the worldwide best-selling Tactical Action series, to the European market this June. With more than one million units sold in Japan in little less than one month of release, and with the US version due in store next week, Dynasty Warriors 4 appears poised to become an instant hit in the European market as well.

E3Expo 2003 Surpasses Key Milestones

by Thomas on April 17, 2003 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reflecting the Electronic Entertainment Expo's (E3Expo) position as the world's leading venue for interactive entertainment products, E3Expo show management today announced that the event is on track to surpass key exhibit space and registration milestones from the prior year.

'Blitzkrieg' UK Invasion On 16th May

by Thomas on April 17, 2003 @ 5:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV Software, master of the wartime strategy genre, has announced that its 3D perspective, World War II-based, real time strategy game Blitzkrieg, will be published on May 16. Blitzkrieg will test the gamer's strategic expertise to the limit. It requires finesse, precision, a command of military tactics and sound man-management techniques. Your troops, if commanded skilfully, will gain experience and fight more effectively.

Xbox Live

by Thomas on April 17, 2003 @ 5:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox, the video game system from Microsoft, today announced the early success of its European launch of Xbox Live, the first comprehensive, online game service fully dedicated to fast-action broadband gaming experiences.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 17, 2003 @ 1:20 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)
  • SX Superstar (Acclaim)
  • Broken Sword 3 (THQ)

  • Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 17, 2003 @ 1:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Review - 'Emergency 2'

by Tristan on April 17, 2003 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

As the commander of the emergency services, you must control your team of rescue staff and vehicles, including Police, K-9 Unit, Fire and ambulance services. Infiltrate traffic pile-ups, contain nuclear power plant meltdowns, rush victims to safety and even extinguish raging forest fires amongst other life threatening situations. Let police psychologists negotiate with extortionists and let sharpshooters do their job... Read more to find out whether the game is as much a disaster as its theme.