'Doom 3' Expansion Pack And Xbox Edition Coming Early 2005

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 11:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Activision released its quarterly financial statement and apart from doing quite well (sales & revenue are up, WAY up), driven by strong sales from Doom 3, Spider-Man 2, Rome: Total War, Tony Hawk 2, X-Men Legends, Call Of Duty etc. In the following investors conference call Activision revealed that the eagerly awaited Xbox edition of Doom 3, as well as the fresly announced expandion pack for the PC, are expected in the first quarter of 2005 which means between January, March 2005.

'The Chronicles of Riddick : Escape From Butcher Bay' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 7:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set before the events of the two films which starred Vin Diesel as the anti-hero Riddick, the new developer’s cut offers players exclusive content in the form of a mech for players to control, as well as a new arena where players can test their survival skills against some of the most hardened criminals in the galaxy.

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

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 7:45 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. Read more for new screens & trailer ...

'Cold Winter' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 7:38 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.

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

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 5:19 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.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 5:03 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 :

  • Men Of Valor - The Enemy is Everywhere Trailer
  • Cross Racing Championship - Trailer #2
  • Backyard Wrestling 2 - Trailer #3
  • Godzilla: Save The Earth - Trailer #4
  • Shadow Of Rome - Gameplay Trailer

'The Moment of Silence' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Moment of Silence is a high-tech political thriller. Players step into the shoes of Peter Wright, a communications designer currently working on the Government's 'Freedom of Speech' campaign. When a SWAT team storms his neighbour's apartment, it is Peter's job to uncover the truth behind his mysterious disappearance.

'Guild Wars' World Preview Event Starts Friday

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This weekend game players around the globe will have free access to Guild Wars as ArenaNet and NCsoft kick off the Guild Wars World Preview Event.

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

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 1:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

STOLEN is an ultra realistic, third person, stealth-based, action game based around a high-tech female thief. Along with innovative high-tech stealth/robbery game actions and events, STOLEN also boasts some truly amazing technical and presentational features to give it a spectacular look that will captivate gamers.

'Scrapland' Goes Gold

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enlight today announced that the PC version of the highly anticipated action-adventure game American McGee Presents Scrapland has gone gold and will ship to retail stores nationwide in early November. Scrapland will carry a MSRP of $39.99 and has been rated T for Teen.

'Medal of Honor Pacific Assault' Goes Gold & Ships Early

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA GAMES is pleased to announce that the Medal of Honor Pacific Assault Director’s Edition will ship in North America on November 2nd, arriving in stores across the country on November 4th. The Medal of Honor Pacific Assault Director’s Edition is bursting at the seams with additional bonus content including six video features, two interactive applications, an exclusive weapon, and a Sweepstakes.

'Pacific Fighters' Lands on Store Shelves - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that Pacific Fighters for the PC is now shipping to retailers. Pacific Fighters is available for MSRP $39.99 with an ESRB rating of T for "Teen."

'Need for Speed Underground 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 11:40 a.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. EA has released a demo giving you a chance to race the Nissan 350Z in Outrun Race, Quickrace and online multiplayer (no LAN). Read more for download links.

'Dangerous Waters' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonalysts Inc. disclosed the initial details of the inaugural title to their Sonalysts' Combat Simulations brand, dubbed "Dangerous Waters" (S.C.S - "Dangerous Waters"). S.C.S. - "Dangerous Waters" will be the first title of its kind, allowing the player total control over multiple air, surface and subsurface platforms in a modern-day naval environment.

'Men of Valor' Invades Retail Stores

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games and 2015 Inc. announced today that the PC version of their first-person action game Men of Valor has shipped to retail stores in the United States. The game is also currently available for the Xbox. A Macintosh version of the game will ship later this year.

'Payback' (GBA) Gets Delayed

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few weeks Apex Designs announced that their GTA style action game, "Payback," had gone gold and was expected in North American retail stores November 25, 2004. Today Apex updated their website with the announcement that "Unfortunately, due to difficulties getting stores to take an M rated game, Payback's US release has been pushed back by a few weeks." The European November 19th release date is not in jeopardy and will be shipping to stores as planned.

'TAIKO: Drum Master' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today its new rhythm-based drum game, TAIKO: Drum Master, has shipped to North American retail outlets. Developed by Namco Ltd. in Japan, TAIKO: Drum Master is available exclusively for the PlayStation2.

'WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced their newest World Wrestling Entertainment licensed video game, WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW for the PS2, is in the final steps of manufacturing and will begin shipping to retailers throughout North America on Nov. 2, 2004.

'Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile' Goes Gold

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 8:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pharaoh is pleased. Not only is his pyramid complete, but Myelin Media and Tilted Mill today announced that Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile for PC has gone gold and will be in stores starting Tuesday, November 9.

New 'Shrek 2' (GBA/PC) Titles Announced

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 8:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just in time for the holidays and the DVD launch of the box office smash "Shrek 2," fans of the lovable green ogre and his swashbuckling friend Puss in Boots can embark upon all-new adventures in Activision's Shrek 2: Beg for Mercy! for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance and Shrek 2: Team Action for the PC.

'Rise of Nations: Gold Edition' Ships To Stores

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 7:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise of Nations: Gold Edition includes both the award-winning Rise of Nations and the critically acclaimed expansion pack, Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots.

'Euro Rally Champion' (PS2/PC) Goes Gold

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 7:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oxygen Interactive today announced that Euro Rally Champion has screamed past the chequered flag and officially gone gold with a PS2 and PC release date of November 5th, priced extremely competitively at £19.99.

'Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 7:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already unofficially revealed a week or 2 ago, Midway announced today that Mortal Kombat will be extended to the action/adventure genre with the release of Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks. Slated for release in Fall 2005, Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is currently in development for the PS2 and Xbox.

'Flat-Out' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Goes Gold In UK

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 7:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive and Bugbear Entertainment today announced that their Christmas triple A racing title FlatOut has finally gone gold and is ready for the final big push to release. FlatOut 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.

'Batman Begins' (GBA/NGC/PSP/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 7:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, DC Comics and Electronic Arts today announced that the companies have joined forces to bring Batman Begins to multiple videogame platforms in 2005. In this exclusive co-publishing agreement, a game based on the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures' film starring Christian Bale will be released day and date with the film on the PlayStation 2, the PSP, Xbox, GameCube and GBA.

'Boiling Point: Road to Hell' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 1:45 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.

PS2 Preview - 'Guilty Gear Isuka'

by Gordy Wheeler on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Guilty Gear Isuka introduces revolutionary upgrades such as 4-player simultaneous fighting, allowing for 2-on-2, 3-on-1 and 2-player co-op battles. The title also adds new characters to a full roster of returning fighters, all-new fight arenas and multiple new modes of play, including an exciting side-scrolling action game called Boost Mode.

PC Review – 'Full Spectrum Warrior'

by Thomas Leaf on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Full Spectrum Warrior is based on a light infantry-training simulator designed by Pandemic Studios for the U.S. Army as a tool to reinforce Army doctrine and squad tactics amongst troops. Full Spectrum Warrior is a squad-based, tactical-action game that delivers the experience of squad level command in the heat of battle.

Xbox Review - 'SVC Chaos: SNK vs. Capcom'

by Inexhist on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The clash between the popular characters of SNK and CAPCOM comes to the Xbox. This time SNK takes the baton from the previously released "Capcom vs. SNK" to again bring players the dream match of fighting games, all with the unique SNK touch. An incredible clash of 36 characters from world famous SNK and Capcom franchises such as Fatal Fury, Samurai Shodown, The King of Fighters and Street Fighter.

'Return to Mysterious Island' - Official Website Launched

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company has launched the official website for its Jules Verne based adventure game Return to Mysterious Island. The website will play the role of ground zero for regularly updated reviews, art and downloadable content, including the playable demo. Perspective gamers will find a wealth of info on game inspiration and characters, as well as their chance to buy the game online.

'Desert Law' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 12:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Desert Law is a new spin on the traditional real-time strategy that immerses players into a post-apocalyptic world where gasoline is the new world currency. Players can have anything if they have gas to pay for it, or gamers can loose everything with one tactical mistake.

'Ghost Recon 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Ubisoft's award-winning Red Storm studio, Ghost Recon 2 launches on next-generation consoles and PC this Holiday season. The game is set in the chaotic battlefields of tomorrow, and will offer gamers an insider's view of the way large scale conflicts will be fought in the near future.

Matrix Games Signs 'Gates of Troy'

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 12:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is pleased to announce that it has secured the rights to publish Slitherine Strategies’ new turn-based empire-building and ancient battles game, Gates of Troy, which is scheduled for release in Late October, 2004.

'Ski Racing 2005' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2004 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

140 kp/h…….150 kp/h……160 kp/h………and no airbag! Ski Racing 2005 feat. Hermann Maier has the farthest jumps, the steepest slopes, the toughest skiers! Total concentration – An extreme risk - Brutal falls - Every mistake will be penalized without mercy! Thousands of fans – Breathtaking atmosphere – An unforgettable experience: The fight for the World Cup 2005 has now begun!