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Alienware Launches New Digital Home Entertainment Line

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 11:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Alienware announced today a new line of digital home entertainment solutions. The DHS-301 and DHS-311 media center systems feature a horizontal form factor traditionally associated with home audiovisual equipment to easily integrate into existing entertainment centers.

'Logitech' Introduces Their Flight Force Joystick (PS2)

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 11:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Logitech is introducing its latest controller for the PlayStation2 - the Logitech Flight Force joystick - during this week’s 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. With a suggested retail price of $49.99 in the U.S., this force feedback joystick lets gamers experience the sensations of flight combat, including weapon recoil, explosions and other effects, in compatible games for PlayStation 2.

'POSTAL' Game Tournament at CES-Las Vegas

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 11:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Inimitable mad cow developer Running With Scissors stole a little of the media-sucking luster usually reserved for the likes of Britney Spears and Sadaam Hussein. They did it by transporting company spokesperson Gary Coleman and a clutch of Postal Babes to the Cyber X Game Tournament, held in Las Vegas as part of the massive 2004 Consumer Electronics Show.

'Shattered Galaxy' - Updated Client Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 7:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nexon has released a new updated version (as well as a small update patch) of their massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game Shattered Galaxy. This upgrade brings the game to v1.58 and features brand new battle maps and special warp portals in each of the corner provinces for faster access to battles! Currently Shattered Galaxy requires no subscription and is totally free to play, so read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Sonic Adventure DX' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 7:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It’s up to Sonic and his pals to save the world from the evil Dr. Eggman, who has returned to once again try his hand at world domination. The evil Doctor’s scheme is to steal the seven Chaos Emeralds and raise the all-powerful Chaos monster to do his bidding. Entangled in the plot of the sinister Dr. Eggman, Sonic must enlist the help of his friends Amy, Tails, Knuckles and Big to foil Eggman’s every move. A second Sonic Adventure DX demo has been released, bigger and better with more playable characters, but still in Japanese (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Meteor Blade' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 5:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Meteor Blade, a 16-player fully 3D online fighting game for the PC and Xbox, based on the world of an ancient Chinese assassin. The Xbox version of Meteor Blade will have full Xbox Live support. Based on the famous novel by Gu Long, Meteor Blade follows the assassin Meng Xing Yun, one of the best in his field, who is commissioned to kill the elite Sun Yu Bo. Meng is in for a tough assignment this time, however, as every single one of Sun's cohorts has vowed to protect him from harm. Meng might even need your help to complete this assignment...

SOE Reveals 'PlanetSide' Future Plans

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 4:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today, Sony Online Entertainment is announcing its future plans to add a number of new Updates and Gameplay Improvements to PlanetSide. The PlanetSide team is enhancing the very foundation of gameplay in its next set of updates. In many ways, the game is getting a makeover. We're shaking things up to create a stronger and more flexible game that rewards players even better. We call these foundation-level updates because it will give us a clean playing board that is flexible enough to enhance even further in the future and gives players dramatic new goals to achieve. Read more for details ...

'Steel Battalion: Line of Contact' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 1:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Steel Battalion: Line of Contact gives players the opportunity to once again use the most elaborate controller interface ever created to partake in futuristic military warfare. Ultra realistic visual effects and mech battles in the first or third person perspective create the ultimate mechanized military combat experience. Read more for a batch of new screens ...

'James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 12:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, as the world’s greatest secret agent returns in his fifth interactive adventure under the EA GAMES brand. First, you will think like Bond, using espionage, tactical skills, and gadgets from the Q-Lab to analyze your situation. Then you will act like Bond, using his stylish physical skills, clever subterfuge, and bold personality to once again save the world. As if yesterdays huge batch wasnt enough yet, today EA released another 50 or so. Read more to check them out ...

'Pop Scars' Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 12:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After reuniting for a fall tour, Korn and Limp Bizkit are ready to throw down. Don't go looking for Back 2 Brawling Tour tickets just yet, though, as the bands are set to battle only in the cyber world, in a video game Jonathan Davis is developing called "Pop Scars." Read more for details ...

'Euro Club Manager 03/04' - Demo & Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 11:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media has released a new patch for Euro Club Manager 03/04 addressing improved transfer market routines and various other small issues. In Euro Club Manager 03/04 buy and sell players to build your dream team, plan your tactics, coach your team and manage your club's finances and resources to become number one. GMX Media has also released a demo giving you the chance to check out their soccer manager game released end of 2003, no specific details as to what it includes are available at this time. Read more for download links...

'Savage Eden' Goes Live!

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network, US host of 3D role playing game Savage Eden has just launched the live version available to all players for a subscription price of 8.95 per month. Every new subscriber receives 2 weeks of free play when they register. Savage Eden will kick off with several massive events to mark the opening of the game. This series of events is going to be packed with huge rewards, new surprises, and many opportunities for players to get involved with the Savage Eden community.

Links 2004 (Xbox) - Downloadable Kapalua Golf Course

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today the arrival of new downloadable content for the popular Xbox golf series, “Links 2004.” “Links 2004” now offers gamers a chance to improve their golf game on their Xbox and in real life. At the same time Mike Weir is teeing off to begin the official golf season, gamers will also be able to grip it and rip it on the same course, the breathtaking Plantation Course at Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii after downloading it via Xbox Live. Read more for details ...

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

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' is being developed as a multiplatform title and is slated for release in the first quarter of 2004. The game 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...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 10:38 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 :

  • Journey to the Centre of the Earth - Trailer
  • The Entente: World War I Battlefields - Trailer
  • Pro Rugby Manager 2004 - Trailer


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

'World Fables' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World Fable features and an open-ended campaign that allows players to choose any path to victory. You can conquer all neighboring areas or carve a path straight to Mother Goose - the choice is yours. Multiplayer support includes battles for up to eight human and AI players over a LAN or the Internet. Alliances with human and computer players are possible. Read more for some new screens ...

'Far Cry' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 10:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Far Cry is set around 2020 on a set of tropical islands in the pacific. And has a strong tropical-paradise feel, scenic in its beauty, but, harbors a terrible threat. It is a mix of jungle / primal / and next-gen technology. As the player you find yourself drawn into a secretive plot involving secret research facilities with scientists involved in military genetic-research, a secret "security" force of mercenaries, and, advanced next-generation weaponry and equipment. Check these new screens...

'The Haunted Mansion' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. today announced that it will be publishing Disney's critically acclaimed The Haunted Mansion across all European territories. Inspired by the eerie Disney theme park attraction, and closely tied with the upcoming Eddie Murphy movie, the game will be spreading its spectral influence in February 2004 for PlayStation2, Xbox and GameCube.

Ubisoft Europe Signs 'Project Zero 2: Crimson Butterfly' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announces the signing of an exclusive publishing and distribution agreement with Japanese video game producer Tecmo. This deal plans to release the game Project Zero 2 - Crimson Butterfly, on Playstation 2 during the second quarter 2004 in Europe and Australia. Tecmo, famous for Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden, made quite an entrance in the Survival/Horror genre in 2002 with Project Zero, which had an unforgettable oppressive atmosphere. The second opus is actually a prequel with a whole new story and new characters, featuring improved graphics and refined gameplay.

'Downhill Domination' (PS2) Hitting Europe In February - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Downhill Domination, the first extreme mountain biking game for the PlayStation2 , due out in February from Codemasters, getting the fastest time isn't everything: it pays to get mean! Hurtling down a chasm at break-neck speeds could win you the race, but press the right buttons and you could be busting super-styled 'No Handers' & 'Air Walks' to jack up your points tally. Read more for details & screens ...

Nyko Introduces Wireless Air Flo Controller For PS2

by Thomas on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 7:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nyko blew away gamers last year with the introduction of the Air Flo controller, the world's first air-cooled video game accessory. This year the award-winning Air Flo goes wireless at the International Consumer Electronics Show. Nyko Technologies, manufacturer of innovative peripherals, introduces the Wireless Air Flo controller for Sony PlayStation 2, a cable-free unit that utilizes Nyko's patented Air Flo technology to provide gamers with a consistent flow of fresh air through the controller handgrips. Gamers can prevent problematic sweaty hands as well as employ increased mobility during competitive video games such as SOCOM 2 or Madden 2004.

'Chaser' - Standalone Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 3:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jowood has released the announced standalone server version for the latest version of Cauldron's sci-fi shooter Chaser v1.50. The package contains all files you need to run a standalone server. Please note that this standalone server version is windows based, there will be no linux standalone server versions. The file also contains the server launcher which is selfexplaining how to setup the configuration. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 2:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'I Of The Dragon' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Play as one of three possible dragons, each with their own unique abilities. Use spells and brute force to hunt down and destroy the evil creatures that threaten the peaceful Nimoans. Build new towns or destroy them, create mountains or bring them crumbling to the ground. Summon creatures to fight for you or rely on your own powers. Use all means available to help in your quest to unmask the source of evil that plagues the land. Read more for some new screens ...

'World Racing 2' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Volkswagen AG and TDK Mediactive Europe have entered into a worldwide cooperation agreement. The partnership will allow the masses worldwide to experience Volkswagen vehicles virtually, as part of a computer game. This racing game will be marketed as World Racing 2 and is being developed in the studios of racing software specialist Synetic to run on current next generation game consoles and PC. Read more for details ...

PC Review - 'Contract J.A.C.K.'

by Ben Zackheim on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The prequel to No One Lives Forever 1 & 2, Contract Jack is a standalone action experience focused on giving PC action gamers what they want: More action, less stealth, and more robust multiplayer gameplay. Developed by one of the industry's elite developers, Monolith Productions, Contract Jack showcases the award-winning storytelling of Monolith in a new singleplayer campaign, and adds new multiplayer content as well as a suite of mod-making tools. Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'

by Jordan Van Nest on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 1:33 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 intense, dynamic combat with the ability to explore lush, interactive environments, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon transcends the laws of space, gravity and the human body to provide the ultimate martial arts experience. Read more for the full review ...

Microsoft Reveals 'Windows Media Center Extender Technology'

by Rainier on Jan. 8, 2004 @ 1:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This evening during his keynote address at the 2004 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates unveiled Windows Media Center Extender Technology. The software will power a new generation of products that will extend the Media Center Edition PC experience allowing consumers to access their favorite digital entertainment, such as live and recorded television, photos, movies, and music that reside on their Windows XP Media Center Edition PC, from any room in the home - regardless of where the PC is located. Media Center Extender Technology will not only provide access to rich content and services, but will enable devices throughout the home to utilize the full processing and storage capabilities of the PC creating new opportunities for services and providing unprecedented choice and access to content for consumers