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'Sonic Heroes' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 11:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic Heroes challenges gamers to control three characters simultaneously; each offering the unique individual ability of speed, power, or flight. Sega has released a demo for Sonic Team's platform game Sonic Heroes. This demo features the Seaside Hill stage, but be forewarned, the save option is disabled (thanks GameSpot). Read more for download links ...

'Battlestations: Midway' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 11:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Battlestations: Midway' is a new tactical multi-player game focusing on the naval and aerial battles of World War II leading up to one of the greatest naval victories of all time, the Battle of Midway, which saw the highly outnumbered US Naval and Air forces take on the might of the most powerful naval force in modern history: the Imperial Japanese Navy.

'NFL Street 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'NFL Street 2' has been completely redesigned and reinvented challenging players to change the way the game is played. In addition to several new game modes, EA-Tiburon has added a whole new dimension to the game with interactive wall moves and style catches. 'NFL Street 2' will be online for Xbox Live as well as the PlayStation 2 console.

'Liquidator' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Liquidator is action packed and appeals to gamers that enjoy first person shooters, as well as those that enjoy action adventure games with RPG elements. The game features massive shooting sequences and action elements. Read more for some new screens...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 5:00 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 :

  • Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault - Tarawa Trailer
  • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Trailer #2
  • Flat-Out - Ragdoll Physics Trailer
  • Dangerous Waters - Gameplay Trailers (2)

'Logitech Cordless Headset' (Xbox) Announced

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 4:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech today announced the Logitech Cordless Headset for the Xbox, giving Xbox enthusiasts the ability to play Xbox Live games over the Internet with complete cordless freedom -- from up to 30 feet away -- for the first time.

'The Roots' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Roots combines a classic RPG with dynamic gameplay and the fast paced plot characteristic of action-adventure games. The Roots has a complex, multi-threaded storyline and a vast world, which the player discovers whilst traveling with his party, fighting various monsters and living through great adventures.

'The Polar Express' (GBA/NGC/PS2/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this inspiring adventure based on The Polar Express movie, players will take an extraordinary ride through eight exciting chapters. A mysterious Conductor shepherds players aboard the train and onto a journey to meet Santa Claus at the North Pole. Along the way, they will meet memorable characters from the film including the Girl Know-it-All, Lonely Boy, the Hobo, Smokey & Steamers and the Elves.

'Gran Turismo 4' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 3:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest version of Gran Turismo 4 further demonstrates its mission to provide the most authentic driving simulation available in the marketplace. New features will extend above and beyond just pure automotive racing, providing a unique destination for automotive and PS2 enthusiasts to enjoy car culture in every dimension. So many screens, so little time ...

'Scrabble Online' Ships To Stores

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced the newest addition to the popular Scrabble interactive franchise has shipped to retail stores nationwide. The beloved game found in one out of three American homes, Scrabble is a game that spans many generations. Scrabble Online for Windows offers the most complete interactive Scrabble experience to date with seven different ways for people to enjoy the game they love including solo play, online matches, email games, mini-games and customizable options.

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

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 3:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A deranged scientist is abducting students from the Psychonauts boot camp and a powerful new cadet named Raz stands alone against the lunatic. Raz must develop and unleash an arsenal of paranormal powers, including the ability to launch himself telepathically into someone else's mind -- and take on their inner demons, nightmares and secret memories. Ultimately he must enter the mind of his worst enemy and destroy his dark plans at their source, while trying not to lose his sanity in the process.

'Killzone' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 3:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killzone is a squad-based, first-person shooter, set in the near future during a period of planetary colonization. Drawing inspiration from classical military conflicts of the 20th century, Killzone captures the intense reality of warfare between the ISA Command and a ruthless, militaristic separatist faction called the Helghast.

'Need for Speed Underground 2' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking place in a massive, free-roaming city featuring five distinct interconnected neighborhoods, NFSU 2 delivers an immersive game world where the streets are your menus. As you explore the city, you’ll encounter rival racers who will school you in the ways of the underground and tip you off to the hottest racing spots in town.

'Scaler' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bobby "Scaler" Jenkins got more than he bargained for when he stumbled upon his next door neighbor’s evil plot to take over the world by stealing all the lizards and training them to become his mutant army. Bobby takes on his enemies in ways kids will only have dreamed of…by transforming into one of them. Sneaky, elusive, witty and hysterical – this unexpected hero will keep you guessing just what will happen next!

'KumaWar: The War On Terror' Ships To Retail

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kuma Reality Games announced today that KumaWar: The War On Terror, previously only available as download, is now available for the PC at retail outlets nationwide.

'Zoo Tycoon 2' Goes Gold - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Zoo Tycoon 2 has gone gold in North America and is set to ship to U.S. retail stores on November 8. Developed by Blue Fang Games, the masterminds behind the highly acclaimed Zoo Tycoon and subsequent expansion packs, Zoo Tycoon 2 promises to deliver a fantastic 3-D zookeeper experience just in time for the holidays.

'Halo 2' (Xbox) Leaked on the Web

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With slightly less than a month to go until Halo 2's official release, malicious hackers have struck once again. After last year's Half-Life 2 theft, it seems a PAL/French version of Bungie's FPS has been leaked onto various ftp sites, peer-to-peer networks and Usenet newsgroups. Microsoft is currently on a press tour showing off the full game to various magazines, albeit in a closed environment. Apparently Microsoft is already aware of the leak and is said to be investigating the matter, "aggressively pursuing the source of this illegal act" (thanks VE3D).

'Commandos Strike Force' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 2:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos today announces the return of the legendary Commandos in the World War II first person shooter Commandos Strike Force. Developed by Pyro Studios, Commandos Strike Force will be released worldwide in spring 2005 on PS2, Xbox and PC. Read more for details and first screens!

PS2 Preview - 'Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

'Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex' is Bandai's upcoming PlayStation 2 action game based on the seminal anime series by Masamune Shirow. Featuring a stunning 3D game world and over 20 minutes of breathtaking CGI, the game allows players to assume the role of Major Kusanagi as she shoots her way through an army of tough as nails enemies.

PC Review - 'Myst IV: Revelation'

by Gordy Wheeler on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Within the visually awe-inspiring world of Myst, a gripping family drama will slowly unfold. Players will escape into the adventure as they attempt to solve the mystery and discover the fate of the two villainous brothers, Sirrus and Achenar. Understanding their motives is the key to the investigation which will lead to a true "revelation."

PS2 Review - 'Dukes of Hazzard: Return of the General Lee'

by Alanix on Oct. 14, 2004 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Step into the shoes of Bo and Luke Duke as they race to win prize money in order to save the local orphanage from Boss Hogg's latest crooked scheme. With the help of the ever-popular Daisy Duke, Uncle Jesse and Cooter, the good ol' boys go up against the villainous Boss Hogg, his bumbling cohorts Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane and Deputy Enos in order to win the Hazzard County Derby.