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'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Demo Coming SOON

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 11:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Beyond Unreal brought a chat log from 3DGPU's Unreal Tournament 2004 IRC chat online with, amongst many other people, Epic's Mark Rein. You can check the entire chatlog right here, but the most interesting bit of the conversation was : "MarkRein[Epic] The demo will be out within two weeks." We had Far Cry demo, UT2004 is next, now all we need is a HL2 & Doom3 demo :)

'Ultima X: Odyssey' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 10:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultima X: Odyssey is a next generation massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG) from the award-winning Origin studio team. Powered by the latest version of the Unreal Engine and based on the renowned Ultima single-player role-playing series, UXO will enable players to create personalized legacies in a massive new online world and will be one of the first of its kind to offer private areas on demand within the game. Some more screens goodness & flythrough trailer ...

'Monster Hunter' (PS2) Coming To North America

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced Monster Hunter (working title), an exciting new online action game for the PlayStation2. Monster Hunter offers gamers the challenge of exploring vastly detailed environments confronting mammoth creatures and completing the numerous quests that await them. The game can be enjoyed either single player offline or four player online. Monster Hunter is scheduled for release throughout North America in the fall 2004. Read more for details ...

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 2:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Reflections Interactive, DRIV3R is an action-packed driving adventure game that stays true to its roots, incorporating the cinematic gameplay and gritty street crime of its predecessors with ground-breaking graphics and three mammoth, wide-open city environments: Miami, Florida; Nice, France; and Istanbul, Turkey. Check out some new screens (Thanks Jimmy!)

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 1:50 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 :

  • Firefighter FD 18 - Trailer
  • The Sims 2 - Trailer
  • Ground Control 2 - Trailer
  • Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow - Trailer


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

'Shadow of Rome' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 1:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced Shadow of Rome, an all-new action adventure game for the PlayStation2. Shadow of Rome transports players to one of the most perilous ages of man, an era when Caesar was hailed as the leader of the Roman Empire and whose sovereignty dominated all of western civilization. Murder, false accusations and blood spilled in gladiatorial battles await those who seek an all encompassing epic when Shadow of Rome is released throughout North America in winter 2004.

'Onimusha 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 12:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The year is 1582 and Takeshi Kaneshiro as Samanosuke is the man who has just returned. The stage is set at the burning Honnoji Temple, as the famous Onimusha warrior Samanosuke Akechi fights. As he faces the demons in front of him, Samanosuke is compelled to move forward by hatred for his true enemy, the undying Nobunaga Oda, ever pursuing his crazed ambition. Samanosuke prepares for the long-awaited final battle against Nobunaga. Read more for a few new screens ...

Nintendo Vice President Announces Retirement

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 12:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo's Vice President, Merchandising, John A. Sakaley III, retires at the end of this month from the position he served with distinction for more than 16 years. Sakaley, who joined Nintendo of America Inc. in 1987, pioneered the first shop-within-a-shop in-store display in the video game industry. He also created the first hands-on interactive displays allowing customers to try video games before they buy them. Since 2000, his team at Nintendo has placed more than 40,000 interactive displays at more than 15,000 retail locations.

'True Crime: Streets of L.A.' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 12:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. brings its highly acclaimed True Crime: Streets of L.A. console title to the PC. The new version will take the driving, fighting and shooting action online with all-new multiplayer features, as well as new weapons and unlockable characters when gamers have their chance to take on the L.A. underworld this spring. True Crime: Streets of L.A. for the PC has not yet been rated by the ESRB. Read more for details and the first screens...

'Bookworm' and 'Bejeweled' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 12:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco Sales Inc. today announced plans to publish Bookworm and Bejeweled, two of the Internet's most downloaded games of all time, for Nintendo Game Boy Advance. Both highly addictive puzzle titles are scheduled for release in 2004. Read more for details ...

'Beyond Divinity' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 12:26 p.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. Larian released their first newsletter revealing a new contest, giving away a $400 Fantasy Chess Set, as well as an in-house beta test opportunity (if you live in Belgium that is). Read more for some new screens ...

'Kreed: Battle for Savitar' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 11:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eventhough Burut's FPS Kreed is not available in most English speaking countries yet, they are already hard at work on a add-on titled Kreed: Battle for Savitar. The other day we had some level footage, today we have some new screens for the addon and footage for the original Kreed, showing off 10 minutes of level 1 (thanks GenGamers). Gameplay footage trailer for Kreed: Battle for Savitar is expected soon, now if we only could get our hands on the original title....

'MX Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox) Coming in February

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 11:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. and Clear Channel Entertainment's Motor Sports division today announced that supercross series' title sponsor THQ unveiled MX Unleashed as the official video game of the 2004 THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series. The game is available for demonstration at several of the series events that began with the inaugural race earlier this year and includes this weekend at Edison International Field in Anaheim, California. Currently at development in critically acclaimed Rainbow Studios, MX Unleashed will be available for the PlayStation2 and Xbox in February 2004.

'R-Type Final' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

R-TYPE FINAL's ships come in many colors, but today the color of choice is gold! That's right, R-TYPE FINAL, under the Fresh Games label, has gone gold today! R-Type is back for a final appearance with new features and the same exciting, revolutionary gameplay that started it all. Use the unique Force System to power-up your ship as you choose and send it into battle against the evil Bydo. With over 100 ships to choose from and an almost unlimited amount of customization options, R-Type Final is the definitive shooter on the PlayStation2, and will start shipping to stores February 3rd ...

'Midnight Nowhere' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Midnight Nowhere" from Buka Entertainment, Tri Synergy and developed by Saturn Plus is a graphic adventure that places you in the middle of a twisted mystery where the police are nowhere close to being able to explain the slaughtered bodies that litter the streets. The epidemic of brutality has grown so large that the leaders of the city have requested the army’s help. The only thing they’ve proven good at is cordoning off the town and praying that one of theirs isn’t next. "Midnight Nowhere" will be available in late February.

'Bujingai: The Forsaken City' (PS2) Coming To North America - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that it will publish, under license from Japan-based Taito Corporation, Bujingai: The Forsaken City for the PlayStation 2. The North American release date is currently set for this May. Featuring design work from the creators of the Japanese animations "Cowboy Bebop" and "Trigun" and developed for Taito by Red Entertainment, Bujingai has received rave reviews since its release in the Asian market this past holiday. Bujingai: The Forsaken City has incorporated the best elements of Hong Kong cinema-swords, magic spells, demons, and wirework-to create a truly incredible gameplay experience. Read more for details & screens ...

'Xpand Rally' - Website Launched & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Techland (developers of the recent Chrome) dropped us a note that they have launched the official Xpand Rally website, their upcoming rally racing game. This site features all the latest game news, numerous screenshots and the official game forum. Cars and Tracks sections introduce the car models and tracks from the game before the release date. Detailed game features description will be presented successively in the Features section and will be followed by additional screenshots and movies. Xpand Rally release is scheduled for Q2 2004 and will be followed by Xbox game version although precise release date is not agreed yet. Read more for some new screens ...

'Colin McRae Rally 04' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Colin McRae Rally 04 it's the player in control - choose from over 20 rally cars and which championships to compete in. Game modes include 4-wheel drive and 2-wheel drive Championships (both with normal or advanced skill levels), Rallies, Stages, a Group B Championship featuring classic powerful rally cars and, for the professional, an Expert Championship, which demands the best performance from the most die-hard rally fan. Check out these awesome new screens ...

'Jack the Ripper' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company* today announced that it has shipped Jack the Ripper on PC-CD. This compelling adventure is based on a young reporter, Jimmy Palmer, who is writing a story about a series of gruesome murders in the Low Side District of New York. He soon begins a dangerous dialogue with a mysterious character and his obsession with this dark relationship compels him to seek out the evil killer.

'Sacred' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Sacred the player can choose from 6 playable characters, each with their own individual characteristics and style. The more reserved role-player might prefer the Battle Mage or the Wood Elf, while admirers of traditional fantasy characters can take on the role of the Gladiator or Dark Elf. If the player fancies a different approach then the Seraphim, a follower of the mystical Angels, or the bloodthirsty Vampiress might clench their thirst. Check out these new screens ..

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Forgotten Realms' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Forgotten Realms tells the story of three heroes: a fighter, a sorcerer, and a rogue. The trio of adventurers accidentally releases a demon into the world and must find a way to send it back to hell. Along the way they get caught up in an even bigger plot that has even larger repercussions for the Realms. The gang traverses all kinds of locations, including Damara, Vaasa, and the Jungles of Chult. Stormfront Studios' Forgotten Realms uses an enhanced version of The Two Towers engine. resulting in some of the most excellent graphics to date.

PC Review - 'R.C. Cars'

by ToAstA on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

R.C. Cars is a fast-paced arcade-style racing game in which players control realistically modeled radio-controlled cars. The game consists of 10 challenging tracks spread across three different locations. Players race against AI opponents in the championship mode and single exhibition runs or take on the clock in time trials. Drivers can also select from three different types of cars, possessing unique features, each modifiable with upgrades acquired while racing.

Gamecube Review - 'The Sims Bustin' Out'

by Agustin on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Sims Bustin' Out features an all-new neighborhood with over a dozen new unlockable locations and a cast of over 40 new zany characters to socialize with. Players will purchase a car or scooter in order to get out of the house and head to the Gym to work out with exercise fanatic Goldie Toane or to Club Rubb to rave with club owner Bing Bling. Players will be able to crash parties, create havoc, or just drive their neighbors crazy!

'Romance Of The Three Kingdoms IX' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2004 @ 12:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Step into war-torn China of the 2nd and 3rd centuries, assume the rank of ruler, and deal with fast-paced military and political affairs in the latest game in Koei's popular series. Along the way, you'll earn points and items to upgrade officers. Romance of the Three Kingdoms IX will ship to North American retailers on Feb 24, 2004, in the meantime check these new screens ...