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Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 7:08 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 :

  • GTA: San Andreas - Trailer #3
  • Vampire: the Masquerade - Bloodlines -Trailer
  • Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed - Trailer
  • Iron Phoenix - Trailer
  • Stronghold 2 - Trailer

'Spyro: A Hero's Tail' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 5:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spyro: A Hero's Tail, developed Eurocom and scripted by Emmy Award-winning writer J. Stewart Burns, is a new 3D action platformer and will feature five fully-playable characters, brand-new Spyro breath attacks, power-ups and moves. Spyro: A Hero's Tail will be available on Gamecube, PS2, Xbox and is expected to hit retail shelves Q4 2004. Read more for new screens...

'Cold Winter' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 5:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Captured, conveniently forgotten, tortured, and left for dead, MI6 agent Andrew Sterling awaits execution in a Chinese prison. The story begins when a mysterious friend from his past rescues him, setting off a chain of events that could rock the very foundations of global security and wreak chaos on a worldwide level.

'WWE' Files Lawsuit Against 'Jakks' And 'THQ'

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 5:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Wrestling Entertainment today filed a fourteen count complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Jakks Pacific, Inc., THQ, Inc., a joint venture involving Jakks and THQ, Stanley Shenker & Associates, Inc. and Bell Licensing, LLC for corruption, bribery and racketeering.

'MX vs. ATV Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 'MX vs. ATV Unleashed,' players will power through all-new environments and event types, choosing from a variety of new vehicles. A redesigned monster truck, powerful sand-rail and raised 4x4 golf karts will meet ATVs, dirt bikes and bi-planes to compete in massive free-world environments featuring hill climbs, machine challenges and short track races. The game's career mode will allow gamers to choose from the top professional ATV and Motocross riders.

'SuperPower 2' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 4:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games has released the first patch for Golem Labs' global domination strategy 'SuperPower 2.' This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses the crash/bug fixes, gameplay and interface enhancements, etc.. Read more for detailed fix list and download links.

'Halo 2' (Xbox) Crushes Preorder Records

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 4:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With three weeks to go before the game hits store shelves, pre-orders for "Halo 2" – the highly anticipated Xbox exclusive from Microsoft Game Studios – have eclipsed the 1.5 million mark in the United States.

'Men of Valor' (Xbox) Flanks Retail Stores

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi and 2015 Inc. announced today that the Xbox version of their first-person action game Men of Valor has shipped to retail stores in the United States. The game will be released on the PC platform on October 26th, and a Macintosh version of the game will ship later this year.

'Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors' (Xbox) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 1:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced the launch of Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors for the Xbox. Called "the best Japanese-developed Xbox game to date" by EGM, Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors features an unparalleled visual presentation and the addition of five new playable characters.

'Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed' (PS2) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed has shipped for the PS2 in North America. Those wacky simians are back in the next installment of the highly popular Ape Escape franchise! A tournament-style game, Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed unleashes players into a fast-paced sports marathon across two action-packed game modes.

'America's Army: Operations' - v2.2.0 Update Patch & Full Install Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The US Army has released a new updated version for America's Army: Special Forces (Vanguard). This upgrade brings their team-based multiplayer game to v 2.2.0 and adds two new multiplayer missions for the Special Forces (Oasis and Taiga) as well as the usual client, server, admin improvements and fixes. Read more for details and download links ...

'TRON 2.0: Killer App' (GBA) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Interactive announced today its much-anticipated action adventure game, "TRON 2.0: Killer App," has shipped for Game Boy Advance to North American retail outlets. "TRON 2.0: Killer App" will also ship for the Xbox in early November.

'Armies of Exigo' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worlds collide in Armies of Exigo, where the traditional boundaries of the battlefield are smashed and war is waged both above and below the ground. Armies of Exigo locks elves, beasts, knights, and creatures of the darkness in an epic battle for survival where armies can delve deep underground to advance undetected and then tunnel to the surface to unleash powerful attacks on their unsuspecting enemies.

Eidos Expands 'Backyard Wrestling 2' (PS2/Xbox) Soundtrack

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos today announced additions to the genre-bending in-game soundtrack for Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood. Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood offers a soundtrack featuring contributions from legendary artists, today’s hottest acts, and tomorrow’s industry leaders.

Davilex Signs Jan Hammer For 'Miami Vice' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Theme

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Davilex has contracted none other than Jan Hammer to include his original music themes in the Miami Vice game. The famous "Miami Vice Theme" and "Crocketts Theme" will be included. Jan Hammer is currently making his come-back with a new CD to be released shortly. His co-operation is also expected in the new upcoming big screen movie Miami Vice (with Colin Farrel and Jamie Foxx) to be released in 2006.

'Sacred PLUS' - Expansion Pack Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascaron has released the free "PLUS" expansion pack which will bring your original RPG Sacred up to par with the Sacred Plus retail version. This free expansion includes new quests, weapons and enemies, as well as two new regions to explore. We have the UK & US version of the PLUS expansion pack available. Read more for download links ...

'Asheron's Call 2: Legions' Announced - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine Entertainment Software Corp. announced today that it is developing and publishing its first expansion pack for Asheron's Call 2, called Legions. The expansion will continue the ever-evolving epic adventure that was begun with the graphically groundbreaking massively multiplayer online role playing game Asheron's Call 2.

'Time Crisis: Crisis Zone' (PS2) Ships to Retail

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that the latest addition to its popular light gun action shooter franchise, Time Crisis: Crisis Zone, has shipped to North American retail outlets.

'Second Sight' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 7:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We revealed this a few weeks ago, but Codemasters PR has finally announced that Second Sight is coming to the PC. Second Sight gives players control of a character endowed with incredible psychic abilities and offers multiple approaches to completing levels either via stealth, dramatic gunplay, psychic powers or a combination of all three. The ability to psychically influence characters and remotely manipulate objects and individuals provides for a totally fresh gameplay dynamic.

'Silent Storm: Sentinels' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 7:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWood has released the firtst patch for Nival Interactive's expansion pack Silent Storm: Sentinels. This update brings the UK edition of your retail game to v1.1 and addresses the usual game crashes, bug fixes, balance tweaks, interface improvements, and so forth. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'PlanetSide: Aftershock' Ships To Stores - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 7:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment today announced that it has shipped PlanetSide: Aftershock, the definitive PlanetSide collection. Featuring PlanetSide (the original game that defined the massively-multiplayer online action genre), the PlanetSide: Core Combat expansion pack, and the new BattleFrame Robotics (BFRs) action pack, PlanetSide: Aftershock is the ultimate adrenaline rush for any online action enthusiast.

PS2 Review - 'ShellShock: Nam '67'

by Hank on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

ShellShock: Nam '67 depicts the true horrors of the Vietnam War for the first time in a video game. ShellShock: Nam '67 focuses on one man's experience of the most controversial war of modern times. You take on the role of a rookie soldier on his first tour of duty as he experiences the fear, chaos and atrocities of the Vietnam War.

'Boiling Point: Road to Hell' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Boiling Point: Road to Hell, previously known as Xenus, will combine intense armed combat with exploration and interaction with a vast and seamless open-ended gaming world. Boiling Point: Road to Hell is in development by Ukrainian developer Deep Shadows and is scheduled for release in Spring 2005.

'Capcom Fighting Evolution' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom Fighting Evolution features a diverse cast of characters as well as additional hidden characters from each of the following titles: Street Fighter II, DarkStalkers, Street Fighter III, Red Earth and Street Fighter Alpha.

Activision Does In-Game Product Placement Research

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 1:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using proprietary methodology, Nielsen Entertainment and Activision will conduct a PC-based test to measure in-game product placement among a representative sample of active video game households. The test will incorporate a watermark - an inaudible audio code - that will identify how long and how often players are exposed to various products.

'Hybrid' - Beta Test Signups

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Polished screen shots with an imminent release? No... far from it! Vulcan Software are talking rough textures, unfinished models, sparse worlds, no apparent game play or A.I. and a whole heap of physics and collision technology that needs thoroughly testing on loads of graphics cards and computer configurations

PS2 Review - 'Karaoke Revolution Volume 2'

by Hank on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 expands upon the original game in the series, featuring seven new characters, three new venues and more than 30 new character outfits - making it even easier for gamers to step up to the mic. Choose from a hit-filled catalog of well-known rock, dance, pop, and R&B tunes.

EA Launches PSP Web Portal

by Judy on Oct. 19, 2004 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that it has launched a web portal dedicated to its upcoming games for the Sony PSP handheld videogame system. Starting today, players worldwide can learn about EA’s launch line-up, game features and gain insight from the development team by visiting www.psp.ea.com.