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'Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow' (Xbox) Downloadable Content - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 10:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that five new maps for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow will be available shortly for download via Xbox Live. Load your weapons and ready your grenades!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 10:12 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 :

  • Sid Meier's Pirates! - Trailer #4
  • Guild Wars - Trailer

'Universal Combat: Hostile Intent' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 9:46 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.

'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 9:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Silent Hunter III' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 9:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Silent Hunter III' will add new dimensions to the simulation experience. The player will engage in a compelling ocean environment, featuring dynamic weather, and experience the intensity of historical naval warfare. Taking the role of the U-boat commander, players will seek their enemy with sonar and periscope, attack the enemy with torpedoes, destroy them with the deck gun, or command their crew to do the job.

'Conflict: Vietnam' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 8:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCi has released the first patch for its just released action game Conflict: Vietnam. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses a save game problem during the Ghost Town training mission and a missing "play" button on launch. Be warned, save games are not compatible. Read more for download links ...

'LMA Manager 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you think you've got what it takes to be or beat the likes of Ferguson, Wenger, Robson and Mourinho, prepare to put your tactics to the test as Codemasters confirms that the nation's favourite console football management series will return this October with LMA Manager 2005 for PS2 & Xbox. Read more for details & screens...

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

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 4:15 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.

'Pacific Fighters' Goes Gold - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 4:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft, one of the world’s largest videogame publishers today announced that the Pacific Fighters gold master has gone into production. From the creators of the critically acclaimed IL-2 series, Pacific Fighters will ship for PC at the end of October with an ESRB rating of Teen for Mild Language and Violence.

'Half-Life 2' - Steam Offers Ready Thursday

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tomorrow at 11 am PST, the Half-Life 2 Steam offers will be ready for purchase. Those who purchase via Steam, will receive the final version of Counter-Strike: Source immediately. Half-Life 2 and other games in the Steam offerings will be made available to purchasers upon their release. Read more for details and pricing for the various offers.

'Battlefield Vietnam' - v1.2 Dedicated Linux Server

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 2:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In anticipation of tomorrow's v1.2 update patch, EA has released an updated Win32 dedicated server for Digital Illusions' 3D action game Battlefield Vietnam. This release includes three new maps (Operation Cedar Falls, Saigon - 1968, and Fall of Saigon), support for the WWII Mod maps, new spectator options, a console enhancement, and some bug fixes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'Scrapland' (Xbox/PC) - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After is was mistakingly released, and pulled shortly thereafter a few weeks ago, Enlight has now "officially" released the Scrapland demo featuring a single-player mission as you encounter the Crazy Gambler, and also two multiplayer maps (The Forbidden Zone and The Great Data Base.) Read more for download links ...

'Prince of Persia: Warrior Within' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentive

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In celebration of the upcoming release of Prince of Persia: Warrior Within, Ubisoft announces a pre-sell program: pre-order Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and receive a collector’s edition art book featuring 36 pages of art and developer commentaries.

'Rome: Total War' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we mentioned a few days ago, Activision has released the first patch for Creative Assembly's 3D RTS Rome: Total War. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses many issues with multiplayer dealing with game stability, performance and some synch issues. You must download the patch to play online. You cannot continue to play online with unpatched versions of the game. Read more for download links...

'Space Interceptor: Project Freedom' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 10:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Space Interceptor: Project Freedom", previously known as Project Earth 2, is a space combat game that offers adrenaline pumping gameplay coupled with stunning graphics. Merscom has released a demo featuring a training mission in a virtual arena, and a 'Protect The Copernicus' single-player mission. Read more for download links ...

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3' - Official Website Launched

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced the launching of the official website for RollerCoaster Tycoon 3, the eagerly awaited PC title from Frontier Developments.

'Duel Masters: Sempai Legends' (PSOne) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced the forthcoming European release of Duel Masters: Sempai Legends for Sony's PS one console under license from Hasbro Properties Group and following the announcement of the title for Game Boy Advance. The title will be released for PS one across Europe on 26 November 2004.

'Kien' (GBA) Looking For Publisher - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kien is an action/platform game with RPG elements. The player's task is to complete an epic, non-linear quest in a fanstasy-inspired world, helping the two young heroes in their challenge to defeat the Powers of Evil. P.M. STUDIOS today announce officially that his GBA game KIEN is looking for a new worldwide publisher.

'Cold Fear' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that it will be publishing Cold Fear, the first action-horror title under the Ubisoft brand. Developed by Darkworks, the game will launch simultaneously for the PS2, Xbox and PC. Cold Fear is slated for release in March 2005. Read more for details and first screens...

'Got Game Entertainment' Is Looking For Games

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 7:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a remarkably short period of time, Got Game Entertainment has achieved a North American retail distribution channel rivaled only by long-established game publishers, as well as established a reputation for an innovative, mass market audience approach to game promotion. Now, the publisher is ready to use its recipe for success to bring even more games to market and, in that regard, is seeking new properties.

'Battlefield: Vietnam' - Update Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 7:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has updated the official Battlefield: Vietnam website announcing that the new v1.2 patch for Battlefield Vietnam will be released tomorrow, October 7. The new v1.2 patch mainly fixes various game balancing issue and game tweaks, but most noteably is the inclusion of a brand new Spectator mode. Read more for details ...

'Conflict: Vietnam' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Ships To Stores

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 7:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global Star Software today announced that Conflict: Vietnam is currently available in retail stores throughout North America for the PSt2, Xbox and PC. Conflict: Vietnam transports the Conflict series from the deserts of the Middle East to the jungles of Vietnam.

'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fireglow team is now developing a next generation game engine (codename: Sudden Strike Next7) and the first game based on this engine , which now is officially named 'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory'. Fireglow plans to develop several other games based on this engine in different setups related to war conflicts.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 4:05 a.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 :

  • GTR: The Ultimate Racing Game - Trailer #2
  • Oddworld Stranger - Cinematic Trailer
  • Fire Department 2 - Trailer
  • Resident Evil 4 - TGS & Mikami Gameplay Trailers (3)

'Stranger' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Stranger" is a real-time strategy game, with elements of role playing games set in a world, split in two parts, surface and a subterranean one, which are in a tenuous balance. 'Stranger' will also feature multiplayer although details beyond "The players may play on their own, or unite in teams" are a bit sktechy. Check the freshly launched website, or read more for new screens...

'Spellforce: Shadow of the Phoenix' Revealed

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few months back we revealed Phenomic was working on another addon for Jowood's successful RPG Spellforce. Today the first details are starting to trickle in as 'Spellforce: Shadow of the Phoenix,' scheduled for a November release, will feature two new units and buildings, as well as allowing you to further upgrade your heros to level 50. An all new singleplayer campaign will be added, but also 25 new multiplayer maps, 15 of which are dedicated to coop play (a feature which was added in the previous Breath Of Winter expansion).

'Fatal Frame 2: Director's Cut' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tensions will rise as Fatal Frame 2 on Xbox boasts a new mode that allows the player to move through the lost village in the first person view. What you cannot see will scare you even more than before during this mode as the player experiences limited sight leading to higher insecurities and an increased feeling of vulnerability in the most terrifying Fatal Frame mode to date.

'Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the evocative land of ancient Egypt, Children of the Nile is the first and only strategy game where citizens who behave like real people are your primary resource. As their leader, you must build a place in which they can live and work, establishing a relationship of trust and cooperation which you then leverage to build a lasting civilization, and bring it to its cultural peak.

'Payback' (GBA) Goes Gold

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 2:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Apex Designs has announced that their GTA style action game, "Payback," has gone gold. Offering top-down mission-based driving in a fully realised 3D world, 'Payback' features criminal mayhem across more than 10 distinct, living cities each with their own unique feel. The European release date has been pushed back to 19 November, but the provisional US date has been set to 25 October.

PC Review - 'Tribes: Vengeance'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters.

PS2 Review - 'Sly 2: Band of Thieves'

by Kris Graft on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Sly 2: Band of Thieves breaks the rules of convention and truly immerses gamers into a world with no laws or boundaries. It's an exciting new adventure that charges gamers of all ages, skills and interests with a fun, uninhibited playground right at their fingertips.

PS2 Review - 'Katamari Damacy'

by Hank on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In 'Katamarii Damacy' you start off with a small “katamari,” but with every level he completes, the “katamari” can quickly grow from a fraction of an inch to a monstrous mass in no time. The bigger the player’s “katamari” grows, the larger the objects the player can amass along the way -- ranging from playing cards and people to ocean liners and entire stadiums!