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'GoldenEye: Rogue Agent' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 7:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA GAMES’ GoldenEye: Rogue Agent has gone gold for the PlayStation2, Xbox, and GameCube and is scheduled for release November 22, 2004.

'Dark Age Of Camelot: Catacombs' Goes Gold

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 5:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment today announced that Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs has gone gold. This latest expansion to Dark Age of Camelot, Catacombs elevates player model graphics into a leadership role in the MMORPG market with stunning detail and the ability for players to customize their characte's appearance. In addition, Private Adventuring areas challenge players to solo or group quest through unique and challenging dungeons. Players can now also choose to play five new player classes and experience the game from a new perspective.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3' - Beta Patch Update 1a Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 4:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has released the European version of the RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 beta patch. This beta patch adds some new features and addresses a slew of instability issues, bug fixes and various other game tweaks. Read more for download links and detailed fix list ....

'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' - v1.0.0.8 Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 4:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Massive Ent has finally released the downloadable version of the first patch for its 3D RTS 'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus.' This update brings your retail game to v1.0.0.8. and adds new interface and chat options, server auto-kick functionality, balance tweaks, the usual bug & crash fixes, etc. Read more for detailed fix list and download links...

'Fire Department 2' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 4:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Monte Cristo Games and Focus are working 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, five campaigns, and, of course, more realism. Read more for some new screens ...

'Konung 2' Goes Gold

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 2:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment LLC and co-publisher Merscom LLC today announced that "Konung 2" has gone gold. The unique fantasy role-playing game with real-time strategy and adventure elements is set in a mystical world of magic and legend, alive with tribes of wild Slavic hunters, noble traders of the Byzantine Empire, and fearless Viking warriors.

'Evil Genius' - v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 1:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi has released the first patch for Elixir Studios' strategy game Evil Genius. This update brings your retail game to v1.01 and addresses a slew of game crashes, bugs, AI tweaks and inferace changes. This patch is for the U.S. edition of the game only. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

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

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 1:13 p.m. PST | 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.

'Oddworld Stranger' (Xbox) Changes Name to 'Oddworld Stranger's Wrath'

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 12:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Oddworld Stranger's Wrath, players step into the role of the Stranger, a rough and tumble bounty hunter who tracks down outlaws for moolah. Using a special weapons system that gives a whole new meaning to "live" ammo, players will encounter deviant species and hostile challenges along the way. Oddworld Stranger's Wrath combines first and third-person gameplay with familiar Oddworld elements and an all-new engine to deliver a unique gameplay experience. Oddworld Stranger's Wrath will be shipping Jan. 25 for the Xbox.

'Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

“Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict” brings the “Unreal Championship” franchise to Xbox and Xbox Live with bold enhancements to single and multiplayer gameplay including all new super-agile player acrobatics, third-person camera mode, vehicles and intense melee abilities. “Unreal Championship” fans can play as any one of 14 characters from the “Unreal” Universe, each with spectacular new Adrenaline powers that enable new offensive and defensive combos.

Mourn No Longer, 'Mourning' Gets Dated

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Limitless Horizons Entertainment LLC today announced that its eagerly awaited massively multiplayer online role-playing game Mourning will be launching in the United States on February 25, 2005 with subsequent launches occurring in Europe and Canada at a later date.

'Viewtiful Joe 2' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

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

Capcom's quirkiest action superhero once again takes center stage in this engaging action brawler that has new moves, a playable heroine, and inventive character designs with gameplay that perpetuates more punch and style than its predecessor. Viewtiful Joe 2 is set to unleash it's viewtifulness onto the real world this winter.

'Terrorist Takedown' Charges into Retail

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Merscom LLC today announced "Terrorist Takedown" for PC has shipped to retail across North America. Many mark this month as the 25th anniversary of the War on Terror as it was on November 4, 1979 when 66 Americans were taken hostage at the U.S. Embassy in Iran.

'Prince of Persia: Warrior Within' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 7:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within features a deep, mysterious storyline starring a darker, edgier Prince who is vigilant in his quest to unseal his mortal destiny. Read more for new screens & trailer ...

'Anarchy Online' Gets New Game Director

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 7:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom announces Morten Byom as new Game Director for Anarchy Online. Morten Byom is a long-time member of the Anarchy Online development team, and has proven his exemplary abilities for years. One of the highlights of his previous achievements can be found in the mesmerizing world of Shadowlands, where he worked as Lead World Designer. Shadowlands won over 20 awards.

Strategy First Loses 'Supremacy: Four Paths To Power'

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 7:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Hammer Game has announced that it terminated its relationship with Strategy First Inc. in July 2004. Consequently Strategy First will no longer be publishing its upcoming PC turn-based strategy title “Supremacy: Four Paths To Power”. Strategy First is no longer authorized to represent Black Hammer Game, Inc.

'Settlers: Heritage Of Kings' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 7:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest Settlers game takes the franchise and pushes it to the next level. 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. The game will take the player to a medieval setting, to re-conquer the kingdom currently under the domination of an evil tyrant.

'Colin McRae Rally' & 'TOCA Race Driver' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 7:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters today confirmed its support for the PSP by announcing that its bringing Colin McRae Rally and TOCA Race Driver, two of the most successful motorsport properties in video gaming, to Sony's handheld. Codemasters' renowned racing physics, car handling and gripping gameplay is expected to be released for the PSP in spring 2005. Read more for details and the first screens ...

Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament (GBA) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 7:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

More than two years after seeing a Japan release, Namco finally brings Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament to GBAs across North America, bringing its distinct brand of complex puzzles and racing minigames. Expected in February 2005, check the first screens...

'Feel the Magic: XY/XX' (NDS) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 7:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA today released new information about its highly stylized launch title for the Nintendo DS System. Developed by SONICTEAM, Feel the Magic: XY/XX (also known as Kimi no Tame Nara Shineru in Japan; formerly known as Project Rub in North America) is a quirky, action-packed adventure that offers an innovative experience through new methods of play.

'Meridian 59: Evolution' Launched

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 2:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Near Death Studios is proud to announce the latest update on their client software and the recent release of Meridian 59: Evolution. This update includes a new hardware-accelerated 3D graphics engine featuring a high resolution display, texture filtering, dynamic colored lighting, and many new special effects.

PC Preview - 'World of WarCraft'

by Reldan on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Rich in legend and filled with adventure, the World of Warcraft awaits! For the first time, players experience the lands of Azeroth from a new, in-depth perspective. As heroes, they explore familiar battlefields, discover new lands and take on epic quests and challenges in Blizzards massively multiplayer, on-line, role-playing game. A few months after our initial preview, an update was way overdue, so here it is ...

'Prince of Persia: Warrior Within' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Developer Q&A

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 1:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within features a deep, mysterious storyline starring a darker, edgier Prince who is vigilant in his quest to unseal his mortal destiny. Ubisoft sends us an in-house Q&A with the people behind the Prince of Persia: Warrior Within story, a rather secretive bunch of guys going by the name of "sekretagent."

Xbox Review - 'Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2'

by Geson Hatchett on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2 picks up where the original popular action platform game left off. The cast of characters from Down Under has grown, and so has the action! Evil Boss Cass has broken out of Currawong Jail and hatched a plan to take over the world with an army of Uber Reptiles. It's up to our boomerang-wielding hero, TY, and his newly formed team of Burramudgee Bush Rescue mates to stop him!

PC Review - 'Atlantis Evolution'

by Gordy Wheeler on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 12:56 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In 1904, Curtis Hewitt, an adventurous photographer, becomes caught in a vortex that brings him to the heart of the lost city of Atlantis. A stranger in a land of high-end technology and archaic faith, Curtis begins an extraordinary adventure, assisting with the Atlantians' plight for survival as they overthrow their gods. Atlantis Evolution is the first episode of a new Atlantis series, following the original, world-renowned series.