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Pre-Order 'Vendetta Online' Now

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 5:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and developer Guild Software are calling all spaceship pilots to pre-order Vendetta Online today. Take advantage of this offer to secure your entry into a galaxy where a fully real-time combat system brings an intense, immersive feel to interstellar warfare.

'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 5:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas...a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.

'Arena Wars' - v1.10 Update Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 4:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascaron has released a new patch for exDream Ent's sci-fi RTS game Arena Wars. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.10 and improves lag behaviour, applies some more balance tweaks, and includes half a dozen bug fixes. An updated demo is also available. Read more for download links ...

SOE Reveals 'EverQuest II' New Characters - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment today released the first news of the unlockable Froglok race, and ride able Griffins from the forthcoming MMO game EverQuest II. Read more for details and screens...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 3:02 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 :

  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 - Trailer #5
  • Outlaw Golf 2 - Trailer #7
  • FIFA Street - Trailer

'Lineage II: Collectors Edition' Ships To Stores

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft announced the release of Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle Collectors DVD Edition, which will begin to appear on retail store shelves this week throughout the United States and Canada. Lineage II, popular with player-versus-player fans, provides gamers with a sprawling, visually-stunning, fantasy world. Lineage II allows players to take on solo adventures or join with gamers from around the world to battle fierce dragons, take part in heroic struggles and lay siege to majestic castles.

'Men of Valor' Goes Gold

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games and 2015 Inc. announced today that the PC version of their upcoming first-person action game Men of Valor has gone gold and will ship to retail stores in the United States on October 26th. The game will be released on the Xbox on October 19th. A Macintosh operating system version will be published by Aspyr Media, Inc.

'Flat-Out' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flat-Out is an adrenaline-inducing racing game with an exciting story line, spectacular crashes and a not-too-serious attitude in the best movie-like fashion. One of the 'Flat-Out' features is the "stunt" event where you race your car, and catapult the driver at a specific moment using him as a dart, bowling ball and other projectiles.

'Halo 2' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Halo 2 for Xbox has gone gold and will ship simultaneously over three days to 27 countries in eight languages on November 9th, most European countries will have to wait an extra 2-3 days.

'Pitfall: The Lost Expedition' Ships To Retail

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep inside the perilous South American Jungle, take on the role of the athletic and adventurous Pitfall Harry. This fearless, rough-and-ready treasure seeker, armed with only a knapsack of tools and weapons, must battle the evils of this mysterious terrain while racing against rival explorer St. Claire. The light-hearted Harry laughs in the face of danger, but if the jungle's hidden treasures fall into the wrong hands, Harry and his friends are certainly doomed.

'Sacred Plus' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Containing numerous updates to the core game, enhanced features, brand new sub quests and unique regions, the game offers players a refreshing and fuller role play experience in the world of Ancaria. Published by Ascaran Entertainment and exclusively distributed in the UK by Koch Media, Sacred Plus will be in stores from October 15th.

'Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 7:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Like its predecessor, "Rolling Thunder" also offers a campaign with 18 missions (approximately eight single missions). This time, Blitzkrieg fans can look forward to a campaign with the famous American General Patton. His crusade through seven countries, including Operation: Husky, is but one of many historical highlights.

'Sudden Strike: Resource War' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 7:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Sudden Strike: Resource War' is a World War II game, based on real historical events. The worldwide publishing rights are licensed to CDV Software AG, except for Russia and former Soviet republics. Read more for screens ...

'Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 7:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Children of the Nile is the first and only strategy game where citizens who behave like real people are your primary resource. As their leader, you must build a place in which they can live and work, establishing a relationship of trust and cooperation which you then leverage to build a lasting civilization, and bring it to its cultural peak.

'Midway Arcade Treasures 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 7:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway today announced Midway Arcade Treasures 2, a compilation of 20 classic Midway arcade games together on one disk, has shipped to select retailers nationwide. Midway Arcade Treasures 2 is now available for the PlayStation2, Xbox and the Nintendo GameCube with a suggested retail price of $19.99.

'Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 7:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and Nickelodeon today announced Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams for the PS2, Xbox, and GameCube and Game Boy Advance has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America.

Midway Acquires Inevitable Entertainment

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway announced today that it has acquired Austin, Texas-based Inevitable Entertainment Inc., the development studio working on Midway's upcoming new videogame, AREA 51. Midway acquired privately-held Inevitable in an all-stock transaction for Midway common shares. The acquisition accelerates Midway's previously announced plans to open an Austin studio and increases the Company's internal development resources.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3' Goes Gold

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 7:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced today that RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, the highly-anticipated next addition to the best-selling RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise, has gone gold and is on target for a U.S. in-store date of November 2nd and a November 5th launch date in territories outside the U.S.

'The Punisher' (PS2/Xbox) Also Coming to PC

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 7:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced that Thomas Jane, star of "The Punisher" movie, will continue his search for ultimate retribution by lending his voice to The Punisher video game, coming to the PS2 and Xbox in January 2005. The company announced a PC version is being developed in tandem with the console products and is scheduled to launch simultaneously.

'Dead or Alive Ultimate' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team Ninja has created the ultimate Dead or Alive fighting experience, Dead or Alive Ultimate, by coupling the original version of Dead or Alive with a completely redesigned Dead or Alive 2 on the Xbox to create one of the first 3-D online fighting games to date. Both games will be Xbox Live multi-player compatible enabling you to test your fighting skills against a vast community of gamers from around the world.

'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, fans follow the Baudelaire orphans as their luck goes from awfully bad to incredibly worse. Based on the popular book series and the upcoming movie starring Jim Carrey, this treacherous tale allows players to experience the eccentric adventures of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire.

'World Cyber Games' - Grand Final Results

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you don't think computer and video games are spectator sports, tell it to the 30,000 fans who crammed in to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium & Plaza to witness the 2004 World Cyber Games Grand Final.

'Vatan' - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vatan is an an epic, futuristic "fairytale" set in a dark 23rd century world where mankind, after colonizing considerable parts of the galaxy, has waged war with itself and huge corporations fuel the rage by building galactic weapons of mass destruction for the republic. Read more for screens & trailer...

PC Review - 'Nemesis of the Roman Empire'

by GrimlokK on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Nemesis of the Roman Empire (known in Europe as 'Celtic Kings The Punic Wars') continues on the traditions of the award-winning original Celtic Kings: Rage of War from Haemimont Games. Nemesis of the Roman Empire explores the three Punic wars between Rome and Carthage in 264-146 B.C. and includes the famous campaigns of Hannibal and Scipio Africanus.

'Torque Game Engine' Expands

by Judy on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames announced the third party expansions, code and content packs for the Torque Game Engine to be showcased at IndieGamesCon '04 including Timothy Aste's Content Pack, Synapse Lighting Pack, Torque RTS Starter Kit, Forest Pack, David Wyland's Looking Glass, Torque 2D, BraveTree's Girl Pack, Troy McFarland's Mocap libraries and the release of the Maya Exporter.

PS2/Xbox Review - 'Crash Twinsanity'

by Gordy Wheeler on Oct. 11, 2004 @ 12:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Crash Twinsanity reveals a hilarious storyline that showcases the creative input of award-winning animation filmmaker Jordan Reichek of Perky Pickle Studios and introduces innovative features, including the ingenious pairing of Crash with his longtime nemesis Dr. Cortex in an unprecedented new dual gameplay mechanic.