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THQ Financial Results Reveals New Titles & Product Delays

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 6:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has released its financial figures for its fiscal second quarter 2005 although sales were a little less than same period last year, they came in better than expected mainly due to strong sales from titles like Dawn Of War, Full Spectrium Warrior and WWE Day of Reckoning. Most interesting though is the announcement of Full Spectrum Warrior coming to PS2 (expected March 2005) and slight delay of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl from Q1 2005 to May 2005, and Pandemic's Destroy All Humans from Q1 2005 to April 2005. THQ also opened a new development studio in San Diego by the name of Concrete Games.

BAM! Signs 'Judge Dredd: Dredd vs. Death' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC)

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 5:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment and developer Rebellion announced today that the legendary Judge Dredd comic book character is coming to life in Judge Dredd: Dredd Vs. Death. Under a distribution agreement recently signed, BAM! is scheduled to ship the first-person shooter for PS2, Xbox, GameCube, as well as for PC in November 2004.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 4:21 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 :

  • Euro Rally Champion - Trailer

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

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 4:03 p.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 ...

'Wish' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wish's highly-scalable server cluster infrastructure allows the game to support tens of thousands of simultaneous players in a single shared world. Wish is the first massively multi player online role playing game that truly tells a story, and lets player actions have lasting implications on the world. Yet more screens ...

'The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed over the weekend, Electronic Arts has now officially announced that Lord of the Rings: the Third Age has gone gold and is scheduled to ship November 2, 2004.

'Ghost Recon 2' (PS2/Xbox) - Multiplayer Details & Trailer

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game will offer more action than ever before, as it puts players in command of an elite squad of special forces thrust into a tense political situation in East Asia. In addition, the top-notch multiplayer action will once again place Ghost Recon at the top of online console and PC gaming and will be a must-have for all online gaming fans this holiday season.

'Universal Combat: Hostile Intent' - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unlike our previous games which featured extensive gameplay but much complexity, Universal Combat – Hostile Intent (UCHI), is a pure combat focused action game based on the Universal Combat core engines.

'Dead or Alive Ultimate' (Xbox) Ships to Retail

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo announced today that its online fighting game, Dead or Alive Ultimate (DOAU) for the Xbox, has shipped today, hitting retailers across North America this week.

'Painkiller: Battle out of Hell' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Picking up right where the game’s story left off, Battle out of Hell includes an additional single-player chapter with 10 levels, as well as new multiplayer modes, maps and models. It will also offer an amplified arsenal of un-deadly weapons, bigger and badder bosses and the map editor Software Development Kit. Check the new screens...

'Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Catacombs" is an expansion pack for "Dark Age of Camelot" in which players are given the opportunity to explore underground cities – with attached adventuring areas – based on the backstory of one underground player race per Realm. Check out the new screens illustrating the updated graphics engine ...

'Nexus: The Jupiter Incident' - Mod Kit Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HD Interactive has made available the mod kit for its space combat title Nexus: The Jupiter Incident. The mod kit contains the tools and documentation related to ship modelling: a Nexus model viewer, a couple of sample models from the game, and a doc file describing the modelling guidelines and the usage of the model viewer. Read more for download links ...

'The Nightmare of Druaga: Fushigino Dungeon' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that its turn-based role-playing game, The Nightmare of Druaga: Fushigino dungeon has shipped to North American retail outlets. Based on the 1984 classic The Tower of Druaga, The Nightmare of Druaga: Fushigino dungeon sends players on a valiant quest of bravery exclusively for the PlayStation2.

'Outrun 2' (Xbox) In Stores Now

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that Outrun 2 for Xbox is available now at North American retail stores for $39.99 (U.S.). Drivers are encouraged to grab their copies and to get set for the unbridled speed and nostalgic fun of the true arcade racer.

'The Bard's Tale' (PS2/Xbox) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

inXile entertainment today announced that The Bard's Tale, its eagerly anticipated action-role playing game (RPG) for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox video game system, is shipping to retail outlets in North America today. The title is being distributed by Vivendi Universal Games.

'Brothers in Arms 2' Already in Development

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 7:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gearbox President Randy Pitchfork always claimed there would be multiple games in the Brothers In Arms franchise, it is still a surprise that a sequel is already in the works months before the original is released. At a European press event C&VG learned from Gearbox's military adviser Colonel John Antal that part of the Euro press tour was also being used as research for BIA 2. "We're working on the sequel," Colonel John Antal said and also added "We're going to follow Sgt. Matt Baker through World War II, I think people are going to want to hear his story." Operation Market Garden or Battle of The Bulge are being considered for the the sequel.

'Galactic Civlizations Deluxe Edition' Revealed

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 7:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Civlizations Deluxe Edition brings together the original award-winning, turn-based strategy ‘Game of the Year’; Galactic Cvilizations and the Altarian Prophecy Expansion Pack into one gameplay-packed box.

Konami Ships Yu-Gi-Oh (GBA/PS2) Titles to Stores

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami America today announced that Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monster Coliseum for PlayStation2 and Yu-Gi-Oh! Destiny Board Traveler for Game Boy Advance have shipped to retail stores nationwide.

'Godzilla: Save the Earth' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Godzilla: Save the Earth, players will have nine game modes to choose from, including Action, the mission-based single-player game; Challenges, a series of single-player challenges to complete; Custom, where players can set the parameters of a fight; Versus, the classic one-on-one melee battle; and many more. The game also includes mini games, including rail-type arcade sequences.

'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude - Uncut and Uncensored' Ships

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games prepares to expose Larry in all his uncensored glory with the announcement of Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude – Uncut and Uncensored for the PC. For the Uncut version, Larry is getting down and dirty with more nudity, uncut sex scenes and raunchier end sequences.

Xbox Preview - 'BloodRayne 2'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

BloodRayne is a dhampir, born from the unnatural union of vampire and human. Blessed with the powers of a vampire but cursed with the unquenchable thirst for blood and a weakness to sunlight, Rayne is challenged with her most personal battle yet in BloodRayne 2.

PC Review - 'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude'

by Alanix on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Larry Laffer's nephew, Larry Lovage, is a typical college student. He lives in a dorm, has a crush on his biology professor, and goes to bars with his buddies. But when a TV dating show comes to campus, Larry gets a chance for national sexposure. If he can show that he can make any girl on campus swoon, he will become a campus legend.

'Dead or Alive Ultimate' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 1:51 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.

BioWare Opens Online Content Store

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioWare today announced the launch of the BioWare Online Store, an internet-based marketplace. The store will offer premium Neverwinter Nights game content. The modules will be developed by BioWare staff, as well as by prominent members of the Neverwinter Nights fan community, and will be produced by BioWare and Atari, utilizing the Dungeons & Dragons property under license from Hasbro and its subsidiary, Wizards of the Coast.

'Vendetta Online' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vendetta Online combines fast-paced, real-time “twitch” based flight and combat model with the RPG gameplay in a colossal online galaxy. The forward progression of the detailed storyline allows for great plot variation contingent on the actions you take. The vast number of choices to be made in Vendetta Online makes playing a truly unique experience.

PSP Launches Dec. 12 In Japan With 21 Titles As Support

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI), announced today that it would release its new handheld video game system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) (PSP-1000), on December 12, 2004, at a recommended retail price of 19,800 yen excluding tax (20,790 yen including tax) for the Japanese market. During the first month of launch 21 titles are expected to be released, read more for details ..

'ATV Offroad Fury 3' - Soundtrack Revealed

by Judy on Oct. 27, 2004 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The ATV Offroad Fury 3 soundtrack will include a collection of both established and emerging alternative Sony Music Label Group artists, in addition to tracks from other prominent music record labels. Covering the rock, funk, hip-hop and techno music genres, the music featured in ATV Offroad Fury 3 will amplify the game's extreme gameplay and intense offroad racing.