'Killer 7' (NGC) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 9:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Killer 7, players take on the role of Harman Smith an unlikely assassin who lives life at his own pace. Switching between seven different personalities, he employs each character’s abilities to terminate targets he deems “deserving to die.” Read more to check out some screens ...

'Dawn of War' - Upcoming v1.1 Patch Details

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 8:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has released details of what people can expect for the upcoming first patch for Relic's 3D RTS Dawn Of War. While no specific release date has been announced yet, the new v1.1 patch will feature 2 new MP maps, map fixes and the usual crash/bug fixes and address game balance issues. Read more for detailed fix list....

'Empires: Dawn of the Modern' - v1.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 8:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released a new patch for Stainless Steel's 3D RTS title Empires: Dawn of the Modern World. This update brings you retail game to v1.3 and fixes a crash involving entering crowded chat rooms. This should improve stability in the GameSpy Lobby. Read more for details fix list and download links ...

'World Snooker Championship 2005' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe is proud to announce that they have signed a deal with Blade Interactive Studios to release World Snooker Championship 2005. World Snooker Championship 2005 will be launched at next year's World Championship in April 2005 on the PS2, Xbox, and PC formats. In addition to this, Blade is delighted to announce that it is developing World Snooker Championship for Sony's PSP.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 4:24 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 :

  • Need For Speed Underground 2 - Coal Harbor Trailer
  • Crash'n Burn - Trailer #3
  • Viewtiful Joe 2 - Trailer #2
  • Maximus XV Abraham Strong: Space Mercenary - Trailer #2
  • RTL Ski Jump 2005 - Trailer

'GTA: San Andreas' (PS2) Leaked On The Web

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Talk about a plague. DOOM 3, Halo 2, and today, Rockstar is the latest victim, as 'GTA: San Andreas' has just been spotted floating around on the peer-to-peer networks and newsgroup sites. It should also be noted that the 'GTA: San Andreas' version is only playable on a modded PS2, which is only a small portion of the PS2s out there. Read more for Rockstar's official statement...

'Virtua Quest' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 3:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Quest is a 3D Action/RPG that features both core RPG elements (exploration, treasure gathering and character development) and a strong fighting component. Read more for 50 screens ...

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has released an updated demo for Frontier Developments' amusement park simulator RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. This v1.1 demo features three tutorials and a demo scenario "A Taste of Paradise", playable for 45 minutes on the "Apprentice" difficulty level. Read more for download links ...

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

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 12:32 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.

'Fire Department 2' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monte Cristo Games and Focus are wroking on a sequel to last year's strategy game Fire Department (known in the US as Emergency Fire Response). Fire Department 2 will feature a lot of improvements and new features such as multiplayer capabilities, better AI, control over a larger amount of units, improved graphics, 5 campaigns and of course more realism. Read more for some new screens ...

Sega Europe Signs 'Monkey Ball Deluxe' (PS2/Xbox)

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe today announced the development of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, which will bring SEGA's popular arcade series to PlayStation2 and Xbox consumers for the first time. The new title will feature 300 stages (114 from Super Monkey Ball, 140 from Super Monkey Ball 2, and 46 Deluxe-exclusive boards), and will be available in spring 2005.

'La Pucelle' (PS2) And 'Phantom Brave' (PS2) Coming To Europe

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI Europe is pleased to announce their plans to bring two highly acclaimed RPG titles to the European market. An agreement has been established between KOEI and the burgeoning Japanese publisher and developer, Nippon Ichi Software, to publish both award winning 'La Pucelle' and the almighty 'Phantom Brave' in Europe.

'Atlantis Evolution' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company has released a playable demo for Atlantis Evolution, a highly-anticipated adventure game, now in-stores. The demo will allow you to visit the Atlantian primitive forest, the subterranean cave system and be introduced to Chel. Read more for download links ...

'Samurai Warriors Xtreme Legends' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI's Omega Force, the creators of Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors, introduces its newest heroes in Samurai Warriors Xtreme Legends. Take on the role of four new legendary warriors, each in a unique story with branches and multiple endings. By your own hand, you will forge a new destiny for Japan! Check out the new screens..

'Terrorist Takedown' Goes Gold

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Terrorist Takedown puts you on the front line in the war on terror as a soldier in the US Army. Operate Apache and Huey helicopters, Hummers, heavy machine guns, rocket launchers and more as you strike at known terrorists. In 16 heart-pounding missions you must defeat the terrorists and protect our homeland. 'Terrorist Takedown' is expected in early November 2004.

'Scaler' (PS2/Xbox) Available in Stores NOW

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 7:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global Star Software and Artificial Mind and Movement announced today that Scaler for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox is now available in stores throughout North America.

'Devil May Cry 3' (PS2) Gets Delayed

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom has updates its official Devil May Cry 3 product page which reflects the pushing back of DMC3 from its original December 15, 2004 release date until March 8th, 2005. On top of that it seems Capcom has finalized the actual name of the product from merely DMC3 to Devil May Cry 3 Dante's Awakening.

'Outlaw Golf 2' (Xbox) Clubs Its Way Into Stores

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 7:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global Star Software today announced that Outlaw Golf 2 is currently available in retail stores throughout North America for the Xbox. The PS2 version will be available in November.

Innerloop Working on New Strategy Game

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 7:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

VE3D dug up some interesting news about Norwegian developers 'Innerloop' ('Joint Strike Fighter', 'Project IGI 1 & 2') who apparently have secretly been working on a strategy game based on the history of the Vikings. The game is set out to be a realistic depiction of the way of the Scandinavian people in the years between 800 and 1050 AD (known as the era of Vikings). So far, the Norwegian name of the game is 'Vikingjarl' ("jarl" is a Scandinavian chieftain or nobleman) and has a tentative 2006 release date.

'Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre Squadron' Ships To Retail

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 7:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global Star Software today announced that Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre Squadron, an expansion pack for Hidden & Dangerous 2 has shipped to retailers. Sabre Squadron adds nine new single player missions, an eagerly anticipated co-operative mode, brand new multiplayer missions, new weapons, enhanced AI and more.

'Medal of Honor: Dogs of War' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 7:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts is proud to announce Medal of Honor: Dogs of War. Building on the hallmarks of the franchise, Dogs of War, advances on the series by introducing players to a new way of playing, while still delivering a unflinching picture of warfare and its gut-wrenching brutality.

'The Urbz' (NDS/GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, Sims are living in the city where reputation (rep) is everything. Players will custom-create these new Sims, called Urbz, by customizing their unique style and building their status to become the biggest "player" in the city. Read more for some new screens or check a new trailer.

'Knight Rider 2' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Knight Rider 2 will address much of the customer feedback received on the first Knight Rider game as well as add many new features, which will improve the gameplay dramatically whilst maintaining the authentic atmosphere of the series. Knight Rider 2 will contain more action, in-game animations, special effects and dialogue than its predecessor.

'Backyard Wrestling 2: TGtN' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood places gamers deep in the heart of Small Town America, USA. Backyard Wrestling Inc. has announced "your town" as the location of its first live pay per view. They've put a million dollars cash prize on the line for the wrestler who's got what it takes to destroy every obstacle in their way to the main event and ultimately the unified BYW championship.

'NHL Eastside Hockey Manager' Ships In North America

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the North American release of NHL Eastside Hockey Manager exclusively for PC and Mac. Developed by Sports Interactive, creators of the critically acclaimed Championship Manager series in Europe, NHL Eastside Hockey Manager delivers sports fans the most authentic and realistic hockey management game experience ever.

'Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

There is a rich amount of detail within Medieval Lords that the player should be able to see, not just from the god-like view when building the kingdom around you, but also from the villager point of view. In the first person view, players can see all the little details that make the Medieval Lords maps look like real lands. Read more for details & screens ...

'Astro Boy' (PS2) Coming to Europe

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe today announced a partnership with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to bring Tezuka Productions’ legendary Japanese comic Astro Boy to life on the PlayStation2. Astro Boy, created by Osamu Tezuka in 1952, is one of the most recognised characters in Japanese animation.

PC Preview - 'EverQuest II'

by Mark Crump on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath.

Xbox Review - 'Def Jam: Fight for New York'

by Kris Graft on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Def Jam: Fight For New York challenges players to step into the shoes of a ruthless street fighter battling for control of the hip-hop underground. The game features an all-new fighting engine including weapons, interactive environments, 40 characters and five unique fighting styles.

'Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed' Takes Off October 27

by Judy on Oct. 20, 2004 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment are pleased to confirm that Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed will be released on October 27th, 2004.