'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 11:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' will bring back more of the single-player intrigue that made the original game a bestseller. With exciting new action scenes and a strong cinematic feel, the player will experience new and even more realistic surroundings. Building on Ubi Soft's strong commitment to online gaming, Pandora Tomorrow will the be the first stealth game ever to feature multiplayer online missions allowing several players to simultaneously share Sam Fisher's shadowy world of espionage. Read more for some new screens...

'Carve' (XBox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 8:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software’s Global Star publishing division is set to release Carve, an exciting new watercraft racing game for the Xbox. Featuring thrilling, water-based racing action, the title will include Xbox Live compatibility, allowing up to eight players to battle it out across the waves online, as well as up to four-player split-screen action. Carve, developed by Argonaut Games, will be available in January at an attractive retail price of $19.99. Read more for some details and screens ...

'Showdown: Legends of Wrestling' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Gets A 'Sting' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 5:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wrestling fans who have waited patiently for their hero to emerge from the shadows and return to the ring will once again feel the power of the “Stinger Splash,” as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has exclusively signed Sting to appear in Showdown: Legends of Wrestling. 'Showdown: Legends of Wrestling' features more than 70 wrestlers, brand new “Ready To Brawl” controls, an enhanced engine and all-new licensed venues including Madison Square Garden and the Toronto SkyDome. Read more for details & screens ...

'Nexus: The Jupiter Incident' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 5:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

HD Interactive proudly announces that the dedicated website for ‘Nexus: The Jupiter Incident’ has been launched, and features information on the game, downloads, a gallery and a forum, and the site is now ready to welcome you. The game previously known as Imperium Galactica 3 and later Galaxy Andromeda was renamed ‘Nexus - The Jupiter Incident’ after HD Interactive acquired the world-wide rights. Under development in Budapest by Mithis Games, ‘Nexus - The Jupiter Incident’ is heading for a worldwide release 1st October 2004.

'City of Heroes' Comic Book Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft and Blue King Studios announced plans today to publish a monthly comic book based on NCsoft's highly anticipated online computer game, City of Heroes. City of Heroes is the creation of San Jose-based game developer, Cryptic Studios. The full-color, monthly comic book features the triumphs and tragedies of a trio of super-powered heroes as they fight to find their way in Paragon City, the setting for the groundbreaking game.

'Brat Designs' Reveals 'Solar' Project - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 1:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'SOLAR' is a new project from Brat Designs (Breed developers) and the first to use the Mercury II engine. Taking place across three theatres of war, The Earth, Moon and Mars, ‘SOLAR’ follows the progress of the Eastern Collective Democracy (ECD) and the United Western Alliance (UWA) as they clash in a decades old struggle for resources. Read more for details and some early screens ...

'MTX: Mototrax' (PS2/Xbox) - Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 12:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. has signed a deal with Roadrunner Records' multi-platinum-selling artist, Slipknot, for the MTX: Mototrax videogame, which will be available in retail stores nationwide on March 3, 2004. The band will unveil their brand new track, "Don't Get Close" from their forthcoming album due out in May 2004, in the game. Read more for full track listing (including Metallica, Faith No More etc.)

'Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 12:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stormregion, who have previously developed highly acclaimed S.W.I.N.E., made massive tanks a crucial element in this tactical combat action title set in World War II. Russian, German and Allied troops fight in three campaigns and more than 30 breath taking single player missions. Over a hundred authentic 3D vehicles are at disposal as well as a wide range of ground troops. Panzers developer Achim Heidelauf has updated his website, read more to check the new screens...

Strategy First Signs 'Traps of Darkness' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 12:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First Inc. and developer Cinemax today announced a new action-adventure game, Traps of Darkness that will bring out an unknown dark side of PC gamers in April 2004. “Traps of Darkness is a twist on the classic action-adventure game,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First Inc. “Gamers have the chance to play the role of evil and use their wits and skills to declare victory and eternal doom for mankind.” Read more for details ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | 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 :

  • Battlefield: Vietnam - Trailer
  • Ryzom - Trailer
  • Driv3r - Trailer
  • Syberia II - Trailer
  • I Of The Dragon - Trailer
  • KillZone - Trailer

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

Gathering Bringing 'Conflict: Vietnam' To North America

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 10:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gathering announced today that it has obtained the North American publishing rights for Conflict: Vietnam from SCi Entertainment Group Plc. Conflict: Vietnam, the next installment of the Conflict series, is a fictional third person shooter that follows four US soldiers cut off from their unit behind enemy lines during the 1968 Tet Offensive. Conflict: Vietnam is expected to be released in North America in Fall 2004 on multiple platforms.

'MTV Music Generator 3' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters and MTV: Music Television announced today the development of MTV Music Generator 3, the latest generation in the popular music creation and remixing game series. Giving console owners the chance to make the music track of their dreams with ease, the title is scheduled for release in June 2004 on the PS2 and for the first time ever the Xbox. Read more for details & screens ...

'ShellShock: Nam '67' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos announces ShellShock: Nam '67. ShellShock: Nam '67 depicts the true horrors of the Vietnam War for the first time in a video game. ShellShock: Nam '67 focuses on one man's experience of the most controversial war of modern times. You take on the role of a rookie soldier on his first tour of duty as he experiences the fear, chaos and atrocities of the Vietnam War. From the napalm bombardments of civilian villages and the gruesome VC (Viet Cong) boobytraps, to the permanent threat of invisible foes and deadly ambushes, Shellshock: Nam '67 dares to go where no other war game has gone. The game is being developed by Guerrilla and will be available for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC in June 2004. Read more for details, screens & the first trailer...

'Hollow' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hollow is an intense rollercoaster through four distinct worlds with a compelling story, excellent graphics, breakthrough immersion system with psychometrics, and numerous innovative gameplay features. Hollow is a first person action totally nonlinear game with playtime of about 25 hours in 23 unique episodes. Read more for details, screens & trailer ...

'Pitfall: The Lost Expedition' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It's time to swing into action as legendary explorer Pitfall Harry in Activision, Inc.'s Pitfall: The Lost Expedition, the latest installment in the company's flagship Pitfall franchise. Gamers will use Harry's wit, athleticism and a knapsack of adventure gear to conquer evil foes in more than 50 obstacle-filled levels set in the lush jungles, dark caverns, and ancient Incan ruins of the South American jungle. Pitfall: The Lost Expedition has been rated "E" (Everyone) by the ESRB and is available in North American retail stores for the PlayStation2, Xbox, and GameCube for a suggested retail price of $39.99 and on the Game Boy Advance for $29.99.

'Dreamfall' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom was recently awarded a grant from the Norwegian Film Fund to partially finance the development of Dreamfall, the long-awaited follow-up to The Longest Journey. The Norwegian government has, for the first time, actively endorsed game development, marking a welcome shift in the cultural acceptance of computer games as a medium comparable to film and television.

'Conan: The Dark Axe' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Conan is a 3rd person action game, with few elements of RPG and adventure. The game is divided into chapters, each chapter with different environments and creatures. Each chapter contains several levels. TDK has released a final demo for Cauldron's 3rd person action/adventure title Conan featuring the same 2 levels set to Kordava city at night and to one of the towers with updated/optimized code. Read more for download links ...

'SpellForce: the Order of Dawn' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jowood have now released a new patch for Phenomic Game Development's 3D RTS/RPG game SpellForce: the Order of Dawn. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.10 and addressing some multiplayer bugs ,adds a new difficulty level, more bindstone etc.. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Poacher' Hunting For A Publisher - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game is very dependant on the player's stealth ability. The animals are far from defenseless, and therein lay's the challenge! The hunter is often the hunted and lack of caution will lead you to a quick end. Before you know it a tiger has you in its claws, or an elephant is using you as a doormat. The animals in Poacher are very dangerous, and the player is in constant peril. Small note folks, Tigers like to attack from behind, and you'll never see it coming....

'Spooks' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BBC Multimedia, BBC Worldwide's software publishing business, is set to take the BAFTA-award winning drama Spooks to PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. It's the first time a BBC drama has been developed into a computer game. The multi-format title, developed by BBC Multimedia's in-house studio, Gamezlab, will be launched in Autumn 2004, and feature all the main characters from the TV series.

Xbox Preview - 'Tenchu: Return from Darkness'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 2:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Set in the late 1570's, one year after the original Tenchu, Tenchu: Return from Darkness allows players to assume the role of the ninjas Rikimaru, Ayame or the mysterious Tesshu as they battle the evil Tenrai and his six lords of darkness. As silent assassins, players must use cunning, strategy, deadly stealth and an arsenal of weapons to overcome dangerous missions and defend the Japanese countryside from Tenrai's armies.

'Perimeter' - Interview

by Kevin Jacobs on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Perimeter is a real-time strategy game built on the concept of territory seizure using detailed terraforming and on the subsequent encircling of these zones with a special protective perimeter. The game combines proven principles of controlling resources and unit groups with titles featuring a clear-cut seizure of living space. Perimeter is somewhat an "odd" title, so it was prime time to have a sit down with Codemasters' Michael Rowland.

PS2 Review - 'NFL Street'

by Hank on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

NFL STREET features fast-paced, 7-on-7 gameplay where players high step, pitch, and crush their way down the field. Choose from 300 of the NFL's biggest ballers from all 32 teams including legends like Barry Sanders. The gameplay controls are easy to pick up but challenging to master. Outscoring your opponents is no longer enough. Bring some style to your game by showboating down the field to earn the gamebreakers necessary to rule the streets.

GBA Review - 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'

by Agustin on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set in 19th century China, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a martial arts fighting game based on the classic teachings and techniques of the Wudan style. Combining adventure and intense, dynamic combat with the ability to explore lush, interactive environments, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon suspends the laws of space, gravity, and the human body. Players represent one of four characters: Li Mu Bai, Yu Shu Lien, Jen Yu, or Lo.

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game that introduced stealth gameplay is back. Ion Storm has implemented a new 3rd person cinematic action view as well as the classic 1st person perspective from the previous Thief chapters. Breaking and entering, stealing, sabotage, combat, assassination, and setting up ambushes - tasks master thief Garrett is well equipped to perform. Players will enter into Garret's dark world of thievery on both Xbox and PC this Spring 2004 in "Thief: Deadly Shadows". Read more to check out some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Xfire To Be Bundled With 'Savage: Battle For Newerth' Demo

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2004 @ 1:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultimate Arena, Inc., today announced thhat S2Games will be bundling Xfire with the Savage: The Battle for Newerth Demo version 2.0 due out in a few days. Xfire (http://www.xfire.com ) is an IM designed for gamers that shows players when, what games, and where their friends are playing online. With one click, users can instantly join their friends' games.