GMX Signs 'Specnaz: Project Wolf' - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 5:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the World-Wide rights to Byte Software's First Person/Tactical Shooter "SPECNAZ: Project Wolf" . Read more for details and 40 or so screens ...

Sammy Studios 2004 Gamers Day (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 5:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios has been busy today with several announcements and now we have a buttload of new screens delivered to your doorstep directly from their 2004 Gamers Day. Read more to check out new material for :

  • DarkWatch
  • Iron Phoenix
  • Seven Samurai 20XX
  • Spyfiction

'Nitro Family' - Demo No Longer Available

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 4:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Delphieye, Inc. has released a demo for their Serious Sam engine powered FPS Nitro Family giving you the chance to try out 2 levels (including a boss 'Monk') from the full game giving. “Nitro Family” mainly focuses on images of the deepest desires of man like violence, sensuality and beauty, with a pure enjoyment of game. Read more for download links ...

UPDATE: Demo was not meant for public release so it has been pulled. Legit public demo coming soon ...

'Super Collapse! II' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 3:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco Sales Inc. today announced plans to publish Super Collapse! II for Nintendo's Game Boy Advance. Developed by GameHouse Studios and already a Web-game favorite with over 15 million users, the popular downloadable PC game is one of the most-played puzzle games on the Net and among the most-acclaimed Internet titles in its genre.

Hip Interactive Signs 'Fear Factor: Unleashed'

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 3:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hip Interactive announced today the signing of a license agreement with ARUSH Entertainment to be the exclusive North American distributor for the PC and console video game Fear Factor: Unleashed based on the TV hit series Fear Factor. The game is expected to release for the 2004 holiday season. Read more for details ...

'Gangland' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 1:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive and developer MediaMobsters announced today that the action-style Mafia game Gangland has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Gangland combines the RTS, RPG & SIM genres into a new breed of gaming mayhem, letting players bribe, steal and seduce their way to the top of the family tree. Gangland for the PC has a SRP of $49.99 and has been rated M for Mature.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 12:20 p.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 :

  • The Suffering - Trailer
  • Perimeter - Trailer
  • World Of WarCraft - Trailer
  • Knights Of The Temple - Trailer
  • Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow - Trailer (2)

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

'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 12:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands. Wartime Command will launch for PC in the spring of 2004. Read more for some new screens ...

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 12:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Seamlessly combining role playing with intense first-person action combat, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines allows players to become a dangerous creature of the night as they assume the role of a recently embraced fledgling vampire in the service of the city's dark prince. Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines is being developed by Troika Games, whose founding members' credits include the award-winning Fallout, and is based on White Wolf's renowned pen-and-paper Vampire: The Masquerade RPG series. Built using Valve's Source Technology - the same game technology used to power Half-Life 2.

Running With Scissors Launches The 'Postal League'

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 11:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Independent game developer Running With Scissors has taken the wraps off the Postal League, the first organized multiplayer league for fans of POSTAL2: Share The Pain, the newest installment in the POSTAL franchise. Read more for details ...

'Showdown: Legends Of Wrestling' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 11:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The “madness” that captivated the world of professional wrestling will once again rule the squared circle, as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. today announced that it has exclusively signed Randy ‘Macho Man’ Savage to appear in SHOWDOWN: Legends of Wrestling. Read more for screens & details ...

LucasArts Cancels 'Sam & Max Freelance Police'

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 11:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts quitely put a notice on their website to announce that the Sam & Max sequel has been cancelled. "After careful evaluation of current market place realities and underlying economic considerations, we've decided that this was not the appropriate time to launch a graphic adventure on the PC" says Mike Nelson, Acting General Manager and VP of Finance and Operations. There is currently no plan to reduce staff.

'Ballerium' - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In developing the game, Majorem is using its revolutionary OPIUM technology to create a fully persistent world that is able to handle an infinite number of players. Ballerium looks to be an innovative new entry to the massively multiplayer gaming market, providing players with never before experienced levels of persistence and control. Read more for some new screens ...

'Iron Phoenix' (Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios, Inc. today announced Iron Phoenix, a team based online fighting game coming exclusively to Microsoft Xbox Live. Iron Phoenix is the first game of its kind, joining strategic team-play with weapon-based melee combat, and featuring characters, weapons and a storyline worthy of a Kung-Fu film. Read more for details ...

'Guilty Gear Isuka' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios Inc. today announced that the sequel in the critically acclaimed Guilty Gear fighting series is coming to PS2. Developed by Arc System Works and due out in the fourth quarter of 2004, Guilty Gear Isuka promises to raise the bar on the 2D fighting game genre, one arguably set by its own predecessor Guilty Gear X2. Read more for details ...

'Rainbow Six 3' (PS2) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 for PlayStation2 has reached gold master status and is expected to arrive on store shelves on March 23rd. Developed by Ubisoft's Shanghai studio, the game offers the most thrilling and realistic single- and multiplayer counter-terrorist experience available anywhere. Some new golden screens for you to enjoy...

'Saturday Night Speedway' - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get behind the wheel of the fastest and most dangerous dirt track vehicles in the world with the next generation of dirt track racing. Bash fenders in Pro Stock races, plow through packs of Late Models or kick up the mud in open wheel Midgets. It's 3 styles of all-out racing on a variety of high-speed dirt tracks. Hit the gas and fight to the front! Read more for details and screens...

'Beyond The Law: The Third Wave' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Magnum Games is exploding into the PC gaming arena with their premier, Beyond The Law: The Third Wave. A squad-based, strategy shooter, in Beyond the Law: The Third Wave the player commands a covert team of specialists to stop a renegade criminal element intent on destroying the United States of America. Read more for details and screens ...

'TRON 2.0: Killer App' (Xbox) Revealed

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Buena Vista Interactive today announced plans to release TRON 2.0: Killer App for the Xbox. Currently in development by Climax's Los Angeles studio, TRON 2.0: Killer App will feature new, exclusive Xbox Live multiplayer combat, specially designed to deliver gamers a state-of-the-art online multiplayer gaming experience. Read more for details ...

'Torque: Savage Roads' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions Software AG has been granted the license to produce videogames based on the road-action Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures film Torque by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Inc. JoWooD will develop, publish and distribute the action racing videogame Torque: Savage Roads worldwide. The title is scheduled to release on several console platforms and PC in 2004.

'One Must Fall: BattleGrounds' Demo Coming This Weekend

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The demo for One Must Fall: Battlegrounds is currently in testing and is nearing it’s release. This multiplayer and single player demo will let you have a taste of giant robot combat with three fighters, three arenas (including the sport’s themed “Laserball”), and two of the single player tournaments. See for yourself why this unique gaming experience delights and sometimes frightens gamers. Whether you are a fighting game fan or not, you won’t want to miss this breakthrough game. Of course we will have the demo available on our fileservers as soon as it gets released.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get your barf bag ready! Atari, Inc. announced today that a thrilling new sequel to the stomach-turning excitement of the RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise will make its way to store shelves later this year. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will take the series to new heights with brand new features including 3-D graphics, giving players complete control of views around the park, and a front seat to the action with a new Coaster Cam feature that allows players to ride the roller coasters.

'Massive Assault Network' Launches In April - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News announces Massive Assault Network, which has been in development for the last 3 months. It is scheduled for release on April 5th 2004. "The online Massive Assault's community is rapidly growing and many players are known to be totally addicted by the Internet play component," said Victor Kislyi, the president of "We have realized that Massive Assault's concept is a perfect one for creating an online strategy for hardcore players".

PS2 Review - 'Rise to Honor'

by Hank on March 3, 2004 @ 4:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Rise to Honor engrosses gamers in the story of Kit Yun (Jet Li) who is the trusted bodyguard of Boss Chiang, the leader of one of Hong Kong’s notorious crime gangs. As Chiang is assassinated, he whispers his dying wish to Kit…to deliver an important message to Chiang’s estranged daughter Michelle in San Francisco. By fulfilling Chiang’s wish, Kit becomes entangled in a web of alliances and hidden agendas that unveil a great struggle between his sense of duty and honor.

'Beyond Divinity' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 4:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Beyond Divinity, Larian Studios takes what made Divine Divinity so deeply appealing, and pushes it one step further. Using an enhanced version of the original engine, the final product delivers infinite character development, unparalleled levels of interactivity, a wide variety of enemies; tons of quests and a brand new combat system. The demo features a huge chunk of the first act of Beyond Divinity, showing the Death Knight and your character being soul-forged together and planning their escape from the Nemesis universe. Read more for download links...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 4:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PC Review - 'Navy Seals 2: Weapons Of Mass Destruction'

by Nathan Mourfield on March 3, 2004 @ 2:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

As a Navy SEAL, you’ll push your stamina and strength beyond your physical and mental limits, ready to lay down your life in service of your country. Be prepared (or be the victim), as you navigate the rough terrain of Iraq, North Korea, and Bosnia, assessing and executing your objectives in three combative missions through 10 massive levels. Read more for the full review ...

'The Shield' (PS2/Xbox) Revealed

by Rainier on March 3, 2004 @ 1:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Video game players will get to be virtual Vic Mackeys now that Japanese publisher Sammy Studios has optioned rights to FX's hit police drama "The Shield." Michael Chiklis, who won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his portrayal of corrupt cop Vic Mackey, is in final negotiations to provide his voice and likeness to re-create the role for the game. Sammy also is in talks with other original cast members (thanks Homelan). Read more for details ...