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'Madden NFL 2004' Shatters Record With 2 Million Units Sold In 3 Weeks

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that based on internal tracking, two football titles launched in July and August have broken records. Madden NFL 2004 has sold through more than two million units in just over three weeks. NCAA Football 2004 has sold through close to one million units.

'Homeworld 2' - Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that, in conjunction with Relic Entertainment, it will release a sneak-peak to Homeworld(r)2, the sequel to 1999's award-winning, space-based real-time strategy game, tomorrow. The demo will include looks at both the single- and multi-player campaigns of Homeworld 2, including the tutorial mission, two single-player missions, and two multiplayer missions, which will be playable over both LAN and the GameSpy network.

'ESPN NFL Football' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 2:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames today announced that the highly anticipated ESPN NFL Football has shipped to major video game retailers across North America. The long-awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed "NFL 2K" series, ESPN NFL Football represents the highest standard of both football realism and video game entertainment. ESPN NFL Football and other ESPN Videogames titles are produced by Visual Concepts, SEGA's sports studio.

'Jagged Alliance' Add-on & New 'Disciples' Title Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hip Interactive announced today the signing of an agreement with Strategy First naming Hip's Publishing Division as the principal North American vendor for approximately twenty PC titles over the next thirteen months. Nine titles will be released before Christmas 2003, including the much-anticipated sequel to Etherlords, a stand-alone add-on for the popular Jagged Alliance series, and a new title in the award-winning Disciples series. Now that the cat is out of the bag Strategy First will most likely rush out the official announcements soon ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Commandos 3 - Sniper Trailer
  • Restricted Area - Trailer
  • Sega GT Online - Trailer

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

'Syberia 2' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

French developer Microids has announced that the sequel to last year's awards winning adventure game Syberia II is being delayed. Originally scheduled for release this coming fall it is now being pushed back to Q1 2004. Reason for the delay is to give Syberia mastermind Benoit Sokal and his team extra/sufficient time to deliver the best product possible. Read more for details ...

'Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain is the next installment of the Syphon Filter storyline. Elsa Weissenger has come to Gabe Logan with evidence that a multinational corporation has been behind the Syphon Filter conspiracy from the beginning. Mara Aramov is connected to this consortium in some way that Gabe does not understand. But here is what Gabe does know: Mara has escaped custody, outbreaks of a deadly new mutation of the virus are appearing all over the globe, and Chechnyan rebels are selling the virus to other terrorists. A few new screens just infiltrated our offices ... Forums Upgrade

by Thomas on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard have made some major upgrades to their forums (thanks GameSpyDaily).. Here is the Change List:

-New layout for the Warcraft III forums! - If you have bookmarked any of the Warcraft III forums, you will need to delete your bookmark and create a new bookmark to the new layout. Check out the new layout. If you find the layout is too dark, please adjust your monitor’s contrast/brightness. -List of all posts by poster: Next to each poster’s name, you will see a magnifying-glass-over-a-person icon. Click on this icon and it will list all of the stored posts by that poster. To see their latest posts, you will need to flip to the last page.

-Warcraft III users: The forums now show the user’s clan and links to their clan page next to their name!

-New signature preview! - You can now see your signature and make changes to it without making test posts to the forums. Go to the options screen and make a change to your signature. You can see what it will look like and make further changes to it before it appears “live” on the forums.

-Removed post count: While this was a cool feature, we found people abused it too much in order to get higher post counts.

-Forums now have a title (top of Web browser window) which is helpful when creating a bookmark to a specific forum.

-MVPs now have a different post color

'Empires: Dawn of the Modern World' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empires: Dawn of the Modern World represents the only truly global RTS where players control unique civilizations across a timeline that spans from the Middle Ages to the modern era. Gamers lead their nation's economic growth and military campaigns in their effort to dominate the world. Each civilization has its own historically accurate units and abilities to be used as players command battles over land, sea and air. From a cavalry charge to a surprise air strike, gamers will know what it truly means to rule one of the world's greatest empires.

'Shadowbane' - New Strategic World Map Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new world is coming to Shadowbane! The Shadowbane Team is proud to announce its plans to unveil a completely new and unique world to the players of Aerynth in the weeks to come. The Shadowbane world building team has been hard at work on a brand new map that will enhance both the strategic elements of guild warfare and more closely reflect the lore of the game. While several details of the new world have not yet been finalized, there are many design elements to this new world, read more to find out ...

Surfers' Paradise.. 'eJay' Website Gets A Facelift!

by Thomas on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive Europe Ltd. is proud to announce the launch of the new-look eJay website! After six months of development, the web team at Empire have completely rebuilt to create an intuitive, visually appealing and highly interactive multilingual site, which serves as a comprehensive source of information for eJay's music software.

Linden Lab Names Don Traeger To Strategic Advisory Board

by Thomas on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Linden Lab announced today that it has named interactive entertainment industry veteran Don Traeger to its Strategic Advisory Board. With a career spanning more than 20 years, Traeger brings his extensive knowledge and nbackground in developing top-selling games to Linden Lab, as the company continues to grow and evolve Second Life, its rapidly expanding online society that launched this past June.

New 'Time Of Defiance' Client 4.477 Available

by Thomas on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new Time of Defiance Client 4.477 is now available for download.. Here is a clip from the new features:

New Intelligence at the Eighth House. You can now find a random island belonging to a specific player, a specific player's score, ranking and total number of islands. There is also intelligence for total number of unclaimed islands remaining. Note that intelligence will be purchased with water first, moss if you can't afford the water.

Read more for download links and the full pressrelease!

'Wakeboarding Unleashed Featuring Shaun Murray' Announced For GBA

by Thomas on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Action sports game fanatics everywhere will soon be able to experience Activision Inc.'s Wakeboarding Unleashed featuring Shaun Murray for Game Boy Advance. Aspyr Media Inc. announced today that they plan to publish the game for release later this year with the conversion completed by Small Rockets.

Atari Reveals 'Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma' (Console)

by Thomas on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari is bringing all the action and intrigue of the "Mission: Impossible" movie franchise to video games with "Mission: Impossible - Operation Surma" (been known for a while) for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance. Developed by Atari's Paradigm Entertainment and scheduled for release in November, "Mission: Impossible -- Operation Surma" provides players with a chance to become IMF super agent Ethan Hunt in the stealth action game of the year.

'Arx Fatalis' (Xbox) Coming To Europe In November

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mindscape today announced the release of Arx Fatalis, a first-person RPG, due to be published by DreamCatcher Games for the Xbox in November. Widely-acclaimed by the gaming press for its hugely successful outing on the PC, Arx Fatalis is now console-exclusive on Xbox, combining an intriguing story, huge environment and user-friendly interface.

'No Mans Land' Germany/UK Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

September 26, 2003, will definitely mark the German release of the new and much awaited 3D real time strategy game No Man’s Land from the Karlsruhe Publisher CDV Software Entertainment AG. Small change-overs in the logistics of individual trade partners led to the one week delay. In Great Britain, however, the game will be appearing earlier than expected. Parallel to the German release, No Man’s Land will also bedazzle the strategists in the UK, the US release is planned for October 10, 2003. Read more for some new screens ...

'Everquest II' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath. Read on to check out the latest screenshots!

'C-130 Hercules' & 'A340 Professional' - Features & Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 7:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'C-130 Hercules': The RAF's heavy hauler is fully loaded and on its way to re-supply Flight Simulator 2002/2004. Clear the decks and get ready to see some leading edge logisitics!

'A340 Professional': The Airbus A330/A340 family of airliners are re-created for Flight Simulator 2002/2004 by celebrated developers Phoenix Simulation Software. There's no doubt that when it comes to the new generation of airliners, Old Europe is the place that sets the pace!

Check out features, 13 C-130 pics, the last a bit personal if you ask us and 12 A340 Professional Just Flight moodily lit screenshots below.

Snoop Dogg Headlines 'True Crime: Streets of L.A' (XB/PS2/NGC)

by Thomas on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 6:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The undisputed Doggfather of hip-hop, Snoop Dogg, headlines Activision's True Crime: Streets of L.A. soundtrack with an all-new original song. Additionally, the eagerly awaited mission-based driving and action video game will debut an unprecedented 50 plus original songs performed by the biggest artists in West Coast rap including Westside Connection (Ice Cube, Mac 10, WC), E40, KAM, Caviar, Easy-E Jr., Lil 1/2 Dead, Bad Azz, Damizza, Young Billionaires, Sly Boogy, KoKain and Jay-O-Felony. Many of the tracks featured in the game have been themed around the gritty crime drama's action gameplay.

'The Severn Valley Railway' - Features & Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An incredibly high quality expansion for Microsoft Train Simulator that re-creates the famous steam railway running from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth... Developer: Blue Arrow TS, Release Q3 2003... Read more for the features and some new screens!

DRG 3D/GBA Engine - Update & Screens

by Thomas on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An update from Bobbee Tec on their GBA 3D engine, complete with particles, dynamic lighting, physics and frightening spiders. Read more for the pressrelease and screens!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Midnight Outlaw: Illegal Street Drag Nitro Edition' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ValuSoft has released a playable demo for last year's street racing simulation Midnight Outlaw: Illegal Street Drag Nitro Edition (developed by Canopy Games). This demo features the full game but only lets you to play for up to 60 minutes.If you want to unlokc the full content you will need to purchase a key over at their website (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'BattleField 1982: Interstate' - Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Battlefield 1982 Interstate' is a car-to-car combat mod for Battlefield 1942 inspired by Interstate '76 and Interstate '82. A new version A1.1 of this vehicular combat modification for Battlefield 1942 is now available, providinge several tweaks in addition to the obvious BF1942 version 1.45 compatibility, including tweaks to a couple of maps, protection from splash damage when inside vehicles, improved jets, and more. Read more for download links ...

'WWII The Battle of Britain' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oozing authenticity and officially licensed by the RAF, Battle of Britain is set to transform CFS3 into the simulator that European users have always wanted. Just Flight's attention to detail has been partnered with Aeroplane Heaven's acknowledged design skills and the superb game engine from CFS3 to create something special at angels one-five!

'Colin McRae Rally 04' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally 04 is set to be the total rally video gaming experience with eight game modes, an advanced visual engine and an all-new style. The September launch is not the only surprise Codemasters has lined up. The engine that drives the series' sublime car handling has been enhanced to a new level of detail. A batch of new screens just rolled in ...

Gamecube Review - 'F-Zero GX'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

F-Zero GX is the race to end all races, as fearless pilots risk everything to claim the title of the top speedster in the universe. Captain Falcon and 29 other pilots head to exotic star cities, like the neon-lit Mute City, lush Green Plant, wealthy Port Town and the storm-wracked streets of Lightning to race at supersonic speeds. In addition, players can save their racer to a Memory Card and race with it at arcades on F-Zero AX.

GBA Review - 'Drome Racers'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 2, 2003 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The year is 2015, it’s a wired world and what that world wants is entertainment in ever more thrilling forms. And that’s exactly what the Drome offers, whether you tune in via TV or the Net, or travel to the Drome to experience the spectacle of the greatest racing teams in the world, competing across the most hazardous, most extreme range of race tracks ever assembled. There are flying cameras, giant screens and terraformed landscapes. For spectator and competitor alike, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.