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'Worms Forts: Under Siege' - Demo #2 Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 9:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Team 17 has released a 2nd demo for its turn-based strategy game Worms Forts: Under Siege. This demo features one single-player map , King Arthur era, as well as one multiplayer map, Japanese Samurai period (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Sonic Heroes' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 8:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sonic Heroes challenges gamers to control three characters simultaneously; each offering the unique individual ability of speed, power, or flight. Multiple teams follow their own unique story paths across 14 massive stages. Their combined objective: to thwart the plans of Sonic's arch nemesis, the nefarious Dr. Eggman.

'Need for Speed Underground 2' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 8:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Not yet available in stores, EA has already released the first patch for Black Box's tuner racing game 'Need for Speed Underground 2.' No details are available as to what the patch fixes, so your guess is as good as ours. Read more for download links ...

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War' - Mod Tools Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 7:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has released the mod tools for Relic's 3D RTS Dawn Of War. This pack includes everything you need to create your own own missions, maps, and units for Dawn of War, it does however require you to have the 1.10 patch installed already (thanks Shacknews). Read more for download links ...

'Halo 2' (Xbox) Sets Retail Record in Sales

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 6:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Halo 2 broke entertainment retail records in its first 24 hours on store shelves. Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the highly-anticipated game sold through 2.4 million units in the U.S. and Canada, driving cash register receipts to the $125 million mark.

Various Game Trailer Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 5:51 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • Ridge Racer [PSP] - Trailerpack
  • Everquest II - Trailer
  • Need For Speed Underground 2 - Trailer (2)
  • The Settlers: Heritage Of Kings - Trailer
  • Ghost Recon 2 - Trailer (2)

'rFactor' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 5:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Image Space has released a multiplayer test demo for its upcoming racing game rFactor, featuring one track and three available cars (dedicated server is included). Read more for download links ...

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

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 4:44 p.m. PST | 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 trailers.

'Half-Life 2' Guides Available This Week

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 4:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Since the game itself will have no manual included, Prima Games and Valve today announced the availability of the first two official Half-Life 2 publications. Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar and the official Half-Life 2 game guide, both scheduled to arrive in retail outlets around the world on Friday, November 12, 2004.

'Close Combat: First to Fight' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 3:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lead a four-man fireteam of US Marines through the perils of authentic, modern urban combat in a Middle-Eastern urban battleground. This is an action-oriented, first-person 3D shooter that is being developed under the direction of the US Marine Corps as a training simulation for use by the Marine Corps. Close Combat: First to Fight is as close as you can get on a computer or Xbox to being a Marine fireteam leader in modern urban combat!

'Kart Challenge 2005' Coming to North America - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 1:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Merscom LLC today announced a publishing and distribution agreement with 10tacle Studios for the developer’s racing game "Michael Schumacher’s Kart Challenge 2005". This ultimate 3D kart racing simulation for PC, endorsed by Michael "Schumi" Schumacher, winner of seven Formula 1 titles, lets you go head-to-head and bumper-to-bumper against "the world’s fastest driver".

'Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Like its predecessor, "Rolling Thunder" also offers a campaign with 18 missions (approximately eight single missions). This time, Blitzkrieg fans can look forward to a campaign with the famous American General Patton. His crusade through seven countries, including Operation: Husky, is but one of many historical highlights.

'The Settlers: Heritage Of Kings' - German Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As we announced a few days ago, Ubisoft has released the German demo for Blue Byte 3D RTS game 'Settlers: Heritage Of Kings.' featuring a tutorial and one single player mission. Fans will enjoy fully animated 3D technology and enhanced gameplay features, but still be able to relive the experience that makes the Settlers series such a big hit (thanks 4players.de). Read more for download links ...

'SuperPower 2' - v1.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 11:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games has released the first patch for Golem Labs' global domination strategy 'SuperPower 2.' This update brings your retail game to v1.2 and addresses the crash/bug fixes, gameplay, interface enhancements, added autosave, etc.. Read more for detailed fix list and download links.

'Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories' (GBA) Release Date Set

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 11:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix and Disney Interactive, a publishing label of Buena Vista Games announced today that Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories will ship to retailers nationwide on December 7th, in time for the holiday season.

'The Urbz: Sims in the City' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships to Retail

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 11:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Urbz: Sims in the City has shipped to retail outlets worldwide under the EA GAMES brand. Following the record-setting launch of The Sims 2, the development team at the celebrated Maxis studio today launched The Urbz: Sims in the City, the newest entry into the award-winning franchise for the PS2, Xbox, GameCube and GBA. The Nintendo DS version will ship on Tuesday, November 16, as a launch title for the new handheld system.

'Wish' - Beta Test Delayed

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | 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. Wish developer Mutable Realms informed us that the beta test has been postponed from its original Dec.1, 2004 start date to Januray 1st, 2005. Reason for the delay : "There are still known bugs that need to be fixed, and we need more time to polish several aspects of the game."

BioWare Opens Online Store

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bioware today announced the launch of its new BioWare Online Store, as well as the availability of Premium Neverwinter Nights Modules for immediate download. These modules are new professionally developed adventures that expand an already extensive Neverwinter Nights library. Three Premium Neverwinter Nights Modules will be available for purchase immediately at the BioWare Online Store.

'MTX: Mototrax' Races into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aspyr Media, Inc. today began shipping MTX: Mototrax, which will arrive in stores by November 15th. MTX: Mototrax is licensed from Activision and was developed for Mac and PC by Beenox Studios.

'Wings Over Vietnam' - SP1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 8:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Wings Over Vietnam, players fly campaigns through some of the most highly defended areas of North Vietnam. Third Wire Productions has released a new maintenance patch bringing Wings Over Vietnam on par with Strike Fighters: Project 1 SP3. Read more for download links ...

'Mercenaries' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 8:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mercenaries is a revolutionary third-person combat-action game that delivers the next level of free-form gameplay in massive interactive environments. The game gives players the opportunity to take on the role of a soldier for hire in an open-ended world. Read more to check out the new screens...

'The Punisher' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 8:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Driven by a hatred of crime bordering on insanity, Frank Castle became The Punisher, a one-man army whose mission goes far beyond revenge. Taking on the city's high-powered crime lords, he wreaks havoc on the corrupt with methods reserved for those on the wrong side of the law. "The Punisher" video game represents the best of over 30 years of "Punisher" comic books and depicts some of the grittiest storylines in the Marvel Universe. Check these new screens ..

'Strike Fighters: Project 1' - SP3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 8:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Third Wire Productions has released a new patch for its combat flight sim Strike Fighters: Project 1 improving gfx card compatibility, and the usual slew of game tweaks and bug fixes.In order to install this you "need" to have SP2 installed first. Read more for download links ...

New 'Star Wars' RTS Game Revealed

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 6:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In an interview with The Hollywood reporter, LucasArts president Jim Ward revealed that Petroglyph is working on a previously unannounced RTS title set in the Star Wars universe. Here's a snip : "I think there's a bright future there for games based on these new properties as well as original "Star Wars" games like a new real-time strategy PC game that Petroglyph is developing for next year."

Dice Working On Two Next-Gen Console Titles

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 5:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Illusions has signed a contract for development of a game to PS2, Xbox and to the next-gen platforms expected from Microsoft and Sony (Xbox2/PS3). The titles will be published by Electronic Arts and are planned for a late 2006 or early 2007 debut.

Xbox Preview - 'Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 5:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space throws players into the shoes of a heroic cat bravely taking control of time in order to face tough battles and puzzling challenges. Just like using a VCR remote control, players' customised cats have the power to slow down the action, pause, review, fast-forward, record and even combine them in challenging situations.

'Project Interceptor' (PSP) Announced

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 4:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kuju Entertainment today announced its first title for Sony's eagerly anticipated PSPTM portable platform. The impressive multiplayer arcade flight combat game, Project Interceptor (working title), is moving from prototyping into full production.

Xbox Review - 'Halo 2'

by Paul Reith on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 4:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Halo 2 is the sequel to the highly successful and critically acclaimed Halo: Combat Evolved. In Halo 2, the saga continues as Master Chief—a genetically enhanced super-soldier—is the only thing standing between the relentless Covenant and the destruction of all humankind.

PC Review - 'Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile'

by Alanix on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 4:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.