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'King Arthur' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Gallops Into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 8:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami today announced that King Arthur for the PS2, Xbox and GameCube has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Developed by Krome Studios PTY, Ltd., and based on the true story behind the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, players will relive the legendary action as they wield Excalibur and battle on horseback.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 5:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cossacks - Napoleonic Wars returns one of the most successful strategy games of the past years to the real-time battlefield - with reinforcements: Meet Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and probably the most ingenious strategist in European history! Enter the battle on the side of one of 10 great European nations and rewrite European history in six exciting campaigns.

'Halo' - v1.06 Update Patch & Server Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 5:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has issued a new patch for Gearbox/Bungie's first person shooter Halo: Combat Evolved. This upgrade brings your Halo retail to v1.06 and addresses a rare crash bug that could occur if a malicious individual (hacker) purposely imitates a game server and sends invalid data to clients who try to browse the server list (thanks Joe). Read more for details and download links ...

THQ Acquires Blue Tongue Entertainment

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 4:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced that it has acquired Blue Tongue Entertainment Limited. The Australia-based studio recently developed THQ's Polar Express for the PS2, PC and Gamecube, and is currently developing two cross-platform releases for late 2005.

'DOOM 3' - v1.1 SDK Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 3:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software released an updated version of SDK for their sci-fi FPS DOOM 3, allowing the mod community out there to go to town and bring on the mods. This v1.1 SDK adds the promised vehicle support as well as a few bug fixes over the previous version (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Fire Department 2' - German Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 3:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fire Department 2 (known in the US as Fire Captain: Bay Area Inferno) 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. Pointsoft has released a demo featuring the 'Das Einkaufszentrum' mission from the first campaign (thanks Demonews.de). Read more for download links ...

'Parkan II' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 2:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Parkan II is a 3D space simulator combined with first person action planet side. In the game players will get an opportunity to explore a vast universe, visit different planets, their satellites, huge space stations and immense space destroyers.

'Myst IV: Revelation' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 1:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released an update patch for its adventure game Myst IV: Revelation bringing your retail game to v1.02 and addresses no bug fixes, only improvements in performance (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Half-Life 2' - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Half-Life 2, the player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people people he cares about are counting on him. Beware of the spoilers...

'Half Life 2' Authentication Servers On The Fritz

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 1:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Inquirer is reporting that shortly after Valve's Half-Life 2 became available in most retail outlets people bringing home their boxed copy faced a majpor disappointment as Valve's Authentication Servers came crashing down and people could therefor not authenticate their purchased product. Vivendi's technical support said that fixing the problem could easily take up to three hours or longer.

Ignition Signs 'Zoo Keeper' (NDS) - Screens

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

Ignition has secured North American and European rights to publish Zoo Keeper, a puzzler from developer SUCCESS Corporation that will be one of the first Japanese launch titles for Nintendo's highly-anticipated new handheld video game system - the Nintendo DS.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 12:02 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 :

  • Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars - Trailer #3
  • God Of War - Trailer #2
  • Shadow of Rome - Trailer #4

'NFL Street 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Cover Celebrities Revealed

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 11:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that All-pro New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey and hip hop artist Xzibit will share the cover of NFL STREET 2 from the EA SPORTS BIG brand.

'Combat Mission: Afrika Korps' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefront has released the first patch for their recently released WWII hybrid turn-based/realtime 3D simulation Combat Mission: Afrika Korps. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.02 and addresses the usual gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth. This patch works for the US as well as European edition of the game but games saved in v1.02 can't be loaded in by the older version. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

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

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 11:36 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 ...

'Megaman X8' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Listen up, partner. Megaman and his pals, Axl and Zero are calling for your help. The evil cyborg Sigma wants to destroy the world. He must be defeated. Megaman must prevail. Join the battle!

'Baten Kaitos' (NGC) Ships to Retail

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 11:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announced today that their most breathtaking role-playing adventure yet, Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean, has shipped to North American retail outlets.

'Tom Clancy's Classic Trilogy' (Xbox) Sneaks onto Store Shelves

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 11:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that Tom Clancy's Classic Trilogy will be available at retail outlets across the U.S. this week. The collection is a special three-DVD set and includes three platinum Xbox titles: Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, and Rainbow Six 3.

'Asphalt Urban GT' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Asphalt Urban GT for the Nintendo DS screens have arrived! Drive more than 20 well-respected racing cars in the world, including Lamborghini, Jaguar, Hummer and many more. Race through streets of New York City, Miami, Paris and and other famous locations, at the same time players will have the advantage of watching their progress turn-by-turn on the bottom display of the Nintendo DS.

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

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 10:47 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 its viewtifulness onto the real world this winter.

'Shadow of Rome' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shadow of Rome, an all-new action adventure game, transports players to one of the most perilous ages of man, an era when Caesar was hailed as the leader of the Roman Empire and whose sovereignty dominated all of western civilization.

'NCAA March Madness 2005' (PS2/Xbox) Dribbles into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that NCAA March Madness 2005, the authentic college hoops simulation featuring the strategic new Floor General Play Calling System, has shipped to retailers nationwide and is now available in stores under the EA SPORTS brand.

'Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2' (Xbox) Infiltrates Stores

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 10:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2 for the Xbox is available this week at retail outlets across the U.S. The long-anticipated sequel to the first, legendary Ghost Recon, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2 for Xbox has been completely reworked to take advantage of the latest Xbox technology and will once again establish a new standard for addictive and immersive single- and multiplayer action.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' Goes Gold

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari and Firaxis have announced that Sid Meier's Pirates! has gone gold and is on target for a U.S. in-store date of November 22nd.

'Bad Mojo' Goes Gold

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Few things say "Happy Holidays!" more charmingly than cockroaches, and this holiday season is assured loads of festive roach-infested fun as Got Game Entertainment today announced that "Bad Mojo" has gone gold. This award-winning cult classic adventure "roach game" for both PC and Mac is set to crawl onto retail shelves across North America this December.

'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 7:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set before the events of the two films which starred Vin Diesel as the anti-hero Riddick, the new developer’s cut offers players exclusive content in the form of a mech for players to control, as well as a new arena where players can test their survival skills against some of the most hardened criminals in the galaxy.

'SWAT 4' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 7:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Irrational Games, SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five police officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. Read more for details and some new screens.

'Tales Of Rebirth' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 7:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tales Of Rebirth, Namco's latest RPG, you will play as a swordsman in a world called Callegeia. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Video Game Awards 2004' Categories and Nominees

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 7:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spike TV today announced the categories, nominees and several performances scheduled for the 2nd annual Video Game Awards. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Halo 2 and Half-Life 2 top this year's nominees list with five nominations each.

Join The 'Elemental Wars' Beta Test

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 7:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting now and ending in the middle of December, a few lucky testers will be selected to participate in the Elemental Wars beta test. Testing will include exciting head to head play via peer to peer and in the Playful Minds game lobby. Also testers will be asked to outwit the challenging computer players who have three levels of difficulty. Active, selected testers will receive a free copy of the game plus be given in game testing credits.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3' (PS2) Kicks its Way Into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 7:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced it has shipped Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 for the PlayStation2, with a nationwide retail in-store date of November 23.

'Painkiller: Battle out of Hell' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 7:21 a.m. PST | 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...

'Call Of Duty: Finest Hour' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Invades Retail

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 5:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Soldiers ... it's time to heed the call and experience cinematic intensity and the chaos of battle as never before with the release of Activision's Call of Duty: Finest Hour, a gritty new World War II action game for the PS2, Xbox and GameCube.

'Half-Life 2' Startup Bug Workaround

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 5:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Half-Life 2 is out, and you better believe it! But with new game releases come new bugs, and this is no different for Valve's HL2. For people who are running into the bug on startup that looks like "Map Version is 0, expecting 19," Valve's Erik Johnson suggested trying this to see if it works:

1. Go into your "/Steam/SteamApps folder"
2. Rename the file called sourcemodels.gcf to something else.
3. Relaunch the game.

This is going to require a redownload of this file, but if you want to get playing tonight it's probably the best path. There are a couple of people now who were in this situation and fixed the error in this way.

EA Gets Musical And Creates 'Next Level Music'

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 5:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and Cherry Lane Music Publishing today announced that the two companies have teamed up to create Next Level Music LLC, a music publishing company that will sign established as well as emerging new artists, acquire publishing catalogs, produce original music and further develop EA's rich catalogue of music.

'Prince of Persia: Warrior Within' (ALL) Online Developer Chat

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 5:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chat live with Yannis Mallat on PlayStation.com today Tuesday, November 16th @ 10:00am until 11:00am (Pacific Standard Time). Website visitors will have a chance to ask Yannis questions about the upcoming Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and his involvement with the critically-acclaimed, award-winning franchise.

'Legion II: Civilization & Empire' Announced

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 4:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Slitherine are pleased to announce Legion II, its new 4X strategy game (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit & eXterminate). Initial design work on Legion II began early in 2004 and the game is slated for a late 2005 release. Legion II is set in the ancient Mediterranean world and players can choose to take control of any of the major civilizations at the time including the Romans, Carthaginians, Gauls and many more.

PS2 Review - 'Mortal Kombat: Deception'

by Agustin on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 4:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Shocking and evil, 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, lightning-fast hand-to-hand and special weapons combat, secret and returning characters, moves and combinations with new death-dealing battles and fatalities.

'Alfa: AntiTerror' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 4:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mistland have another project lined up for the near future, "Alfa: AntiTerror". The sad reality of life in many countries. The global problem of modern times. A war, which can neither be won nor lost. The unpromising forecasts of scientists and experts concerning further development of things. Terrorism is waiting for our answer. An answer we are about to deliver.

PS2 Review - 'Shadow Hearts: Covenant'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 4:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Amidst the chaos of World War I over a year after the original Shadow Hearts ended, Yuri and Karin embark on an epic journey testing their power and magic skills to combat terrifying creatures and conquer the evil that Rasputin plans to unleash upon the world.

'Half-Life 2' - Now Available Through Steam And Retail

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 4:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve made good on its promise and has unlocked Half-Life 2 for people who pre-ordered it through its online delivery system Steam. "Half-Life 2 is available now for purchase and to play. Those who pre-purchased their copy via Steam may access the game by double-clicking on the Half-Life 2 icon in their Steam Games directory. To purchase your copy via Steam, please visit www.steampowered.com." The Source remake of the original Half-Life is now also available.

'Cops 2170: The Power Of Law' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 4:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

COPS 2170: The Power of Law is a colorful hybrid of tactical strategy and RPG elements where players take on the role of a rookie cop as she patrols the mean streets of a futuristic, cyberpunk metropolis. Read more for details and a few new screens ...

Jolt to Provide Hosting for 'Face of Mankind'

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jolt Online Gaming is pleased to announce that it is providing hosting and infrastructure for the German-developed MMORPG, Face of Mankind.

'Just Add Monsters' Are Now 'Ninja Theory'

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Former Argonaut development studio Just Add Monsters (JAM), creators of Kung Fu Chaos and one of the first developers to tackle next-generation development has been rescued and are now working under the Ninja Theory Ltd name.