'Starship Troopers' Delayed Again

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 8:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An Empire release planning reveals that Strangelite's FPS 'Starship Troopers' has been delayed, again. Originally slated for the 2004 holiday season, then delayed until Spring 2005, 'Starship Troopers' has apparently been pushed back once again to September 2005 for the PC while the Xbox version is not scheduled for end 2005.

'Sam & Max' Developers Launch Telltale Games

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 7:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Telltale Games, a new development studio in Northern California today outlined the company’s plans to re-energize the Adventure Game category from their San Rafael headquarters.

'Mario Pinball Land' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 7:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A very well-rounded Mario makes his debut as a human pinball in Mario Pinball Land for Game Boy Advance SP. More than a pinball game, Mario Pinball Land mixes all the action and adventure you've grown to expect from Mario with the fast-paced flipping excitement that pinball fans love.

'Universal Combat: Hostile Intent' Revealed

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 7:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

3000AD Inc today announced the name of its latest product, 'Universal Combat: Hostile Intent.' 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.

'Full Spectrum Warrior' (Xbox) Downloadable Content

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced the release of the first downloadable bonus level for the tactical action game Full Spectrum Warrior. This exciting new chapter, known as Epilogue 1, can be downloaded through Xbox Live in conjuncture with the Full Spectrum Warrior disc.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 5:07 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 :

  • Lord of The Rings: Third Age - Trailer
  • Tony Hawk's Underground 2 - Trailer

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

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 4:59 p.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 download the walkthrough trailer.

'Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater' (PS2) - Screens

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

Set in the 60s and using the Cold War as its inspiration, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater forces the player to adopt a number of new skills to survive in Snake's new jungle environment. Danger lurks everywhere as Snake explores the beautifully-realised forests, encampments and rivers, with guards patrolling key routes, dangerous animals to contend with, and the uneven terrain and noisy foliage making the silent approaches the Metal Gear hero is famed for virtually impossible.

'Fire Department 2' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 2:40 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 the first screens ...

Sega Europe Signs 'Tenchu : Fatal Shadows' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 2:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe today announced plans to publish Tenchu: Fatal Shadows in Spring 2005 across Europe, exclusively on the PS2. K2 studios, developers of 2003's Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven, have returned to continue the legacy of their flagship franchise. Read more for details and the first screens..

'Spyro: A Hero's Tail' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 1:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal announced today that Spyro A Hero's Tail, the next installment in the popular video game franchise, has gone gold. The fiery purple dragon will land on retail shelves nationwide this November in his biggest adventure yet for the PlayStation2, Xbox and GameCube.

'Tony Hawk’s Underground 2' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Ships To Stores

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Available in retail outlets worldwide beginning this week, Activision’s Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 catapults players into an all-out skating blitzkrieg led by skateboarding legend Tony Hawk and Bam Margera, the star of MTV’s “Jackass” and “Viva La Bam.”

'GoldenEye: Rogue Agent' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Going where no previous James Bond game has dared to tread, the upcoming GoldenEye: Rogue Agent first-person shooter from Electronic Arts breaks all the rules by transporting players to the dark side of the Bond universe to experience life as a high-rolling, cold-hearted villain. Read more for new screens & a new trailer.

'Robotech: Invasion' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailers

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set during the "New Generation" era of Robotech, Invasion is a first-person shooter that features transforming Cyclone motorbikes and Invid alien fighters. Other features include progressive scan support, widescreen mode, and 16-person online play.

'Outlaw Golf 2' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 12:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Outlaw Golf 2' will be even more raunchy with all new courses, new characters (and old favorites), golf cart stunt driving, enhanced AI and controls, and an all new way to beat up your caddie to regain your composure. OUTLAW GOLF 2 will be on the Xbox Live multiplayer game network so gamers can see if their shafts match up to other duffers around the world.

KumaWar Launches 'Dai Chopan: The Taliban Trap' Mission - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KumaWar has released its newest mission “Dai Chopan: The Taliban Trap.” Set in the terrorist enclave of Dai Chopan, Afghanistan on June 9, 2004, the mission re-creates an actual battle pitting U.S. Marines against Taliban fighters, whose murderous spree endangered the lives of Afghan citizens, police officers, and UN and aid workers, and delayed Afghanistan’s first democratic election.

'Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"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.

'FIFA Soccer 2005' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Cover Athletes Announced

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that soccer stars Andriy Shevchenko, Fernando Morientes, and Oswaldo Sanchez will serve as the North American spokesmen for FIFA Soccer 2005, scheduled for release this fall under the EA SPORTS brand. The FIFA Soccer franchise introduces Sanchez and the entire 18-team Mexican League for the first time to the game.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - Soundtrack Revealed

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legendary industrial/metalmusic guru Al Jorgensen of Ministry creates the headlining soundtrack to Activision's highly anticipated PC game Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. Read more for the complete lineup ...

'Killer 7' (NGC) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 9:55 a.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 ...

'Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that the Xbox action-strategy game, Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders, has gone gold and is set to ship to retail stores on October 12. The medieval struggle between the dark legion and the human race is upon this world. Players will have their choice to command both bad and good forces in an epic battle for the Holy Lands or take their medieval warriors onto Xbox Live in head-to-head deathmatch action.

'Shade: Wrath of Angels' - v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 7:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cenega Publishing has released the first patch for its third person horror / action adventure game correcting an expired physics license issue with the gold/retail edition of Black Emelent's game. Read more for download links..

'Atlantis Evolution' Goes Gold

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 7:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company's highly-anticipated adventure game 'Atlantis Evolution' has gone gold. The first episode of a new Atlantis series that features a range of engaging and challenging puzzles to solve, across five fascinating destinations, each with its own culture and mysteries.

'The Sims 2' Update Patch Coming

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 7:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A forum post on the official The Sims 2 website has word about an upcoming patch for EA/Maxis' simulation game Sims 2. "So, while the majority of users are able to run the game with no problems we know that there have been a couple issues you guys have run into while playing the game and we're going to do our best to gather additional information from you so that we can resolve as many of the issues as possible. Next week there will be a form on the website for The Sims 2 that will allow you to enter in your information in order to help us track down and reproduce issues."

'LEGO Knights' Kingdom' (GBA) Ships to Retail

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 7:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced the release of LEGO Knights' Kingdom for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance, an action-packed arcade adventure game based on the line of toys. LEGO Knights' Kingdom is the latest title under a multi-title exclusive publishing agreement between LEGO Interactive and THQ and is now available at retail outlets across North America.

'Mortal Kombat: Deception' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Judy on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 7:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway announced today that Mortal Kombat: Deception has shipped for the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Mortal Kombat: Deception pushes martial arts-style fighting and the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative fighting system, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action that will appeal to long-time Mortal Kombat fans as well as next-generation gamers.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'BloodRayne 2'

by Thomas Wilde on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

PS2 Review - 'Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

'Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires' introduces a new stage and strategy system to the series' frenetic battlefield action. In the new system, players begin the game with a map of Ancient China, divided into 24 different regions. Players start with one region, and then choose another region to invade. Next, officers will recommend a battle strategy, and then combat begins. Victory goes to the first warrior who unifies all 24 regions under a single kingdom.

PC Review - 'Chris Sawyer's Locomotion'

by Alanix on Oct. 4, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Put together a profitable company by constructing transportation routes between growing cities and their industries. Race against other companies to make the most lucrative connections and rake in the cash, or just sit back and enjoy the detailed world in action as you build and play with moving vehicles such as trains, buses, ships, and aircraft.