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'Terrorist Takedown' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 7:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Merscom has released a TryMedia trial version/demo for City Interactive's FPS Terrorist Takedown. This demo contains all data from the full game and lets you try it out for 30 minutes after which you need to purchase an online license key if you wish to continue. Read more for download links ...

'Sonic Heroes' Dashes into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 6:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA today announced the launch of Sonic Heroes for the PC – the first Sonic The Hedgehog PC game to be set in a true 3D landscape and bargain priced at $19.95 MSRP.

'Silent Hunter III' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 5:17 p.m. PST | 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.

'World of Warcraft' Midnight Store Signing

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 5:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The developers of "World of Warcraft" will be signing autographs at the Fry's Electronics in Fountain Valley on Tuesday, Nov. 23. For a special two-hour period starting at 12 AM PST on Tuesday morning, Fry's Electronics will open its doors to local gamers to give them the chance to be among the first to purchase a copy of the game and to meet the developers in person.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 4:50 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 :

  • Sid Meier's Pirates! - Making Of Trailers (2)
  • Hearts of Iron 2 - Trailer
  • KotoR: The Sith Lords - Environments Trailer
  • GoldenEye: Rogue Agent - Melee Weapons Trailer

'Asphalt Urban GT' (NDS) Races Into Stores - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 4:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Asphalt Urban GT for the Nintendo DS ships today! 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.

'GTR: The Ultimate Racing Game' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 3:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SimBin Development Team is nearing completion of the first ever official racing game based on the FIA GT racing series. GTR – The Ultimate Racing Game represents the most intense and immersive racing experience ever to grace a PC or games console. GTR is scheduled to ship in North America in late Q1, 2005 for the PC.

'Half-Life 2' - SDK Coming Soon

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's Chris Bokitch put up a note on their Editing Resource Collective website that the Half-Life 2 SDK is coming soon. "It would be an understatement to say that there's been a lot of interest expressed about the forthcoming release of the full Source SDK. Well, the time draws near! I'm not going to mention a specific day, but certainly the word "soon" is appropriate here. The upcoming release will include Half-Life 2 mapping support and additional sample maps, support for cubemaps, and the mod source code."

'Arena Wars' - v1.2.1 Update Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 3:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ascaron has released yet another new patch for exDream Ent's sci-fi RTS game Arena Wars. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.2.1 and adds a ready button, fixed problem with online watching replays and the usual balance tweaks, and bug fixes. An updated demo is also available. Read more for download links ...

'Dragon Ball Z Sagas' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 12:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Sagas" is the first cross-platform Dragon Ball Z game to launch simultaneously, the first Dragon Ball Z action/adventure game for console, the first Dragon Ball Z game for the Xbox, and the first Dragon Ball game to offer cooperative story mode play.

'MX vs. ATV Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 11:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In 'MX vs. ATV Unleashed,' players will power through all-new environments and event types, choosing from a variety of new vehicles. A redesigned monster truck, powerful sand-rail and raised 4x4 golf karts will meet ATVs, dirt bikes and bi-planes to compete in massive free-world environments featuring hill climbs, machine challenges and short track races. The game's career mode will allow gamers to choose from the top professional ATV and Motocross riders.

'Budokai 2' (NGC) Has Gone Gold

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Budokai 2 now comes to the Nintendo GameCube with all-new features and invites players to recreate the most epic battles from the DBZ animated series.

'Halo 2' (Xbox) Gets Xbox Live Auto Update

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bungie and Microsoft have issued a Halo 2 auto-update via Xbox Live today addressing a few issues with its FPS which will improve the functionality of Halo 2, such as addressing Matchmaking issues, 480p resolutions on a wide range of HDTV and EDTV displays and unlocking the Foundation multiplayer map. Read more for details ...

'ESPN College Hoops 2K5' (PS2/Xbox) Dunks its Way To Stores

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 11:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames today announced that ESPN College Hoops 2K5 is now shipping to retailers for both the PS2 and Xbox. ESPN College Hoops 2K5 delivers the most realistic college hoops experience by introducing new gameplay features including an all new passing system called Pass-N-Go, a deep new franchise offering titled Legacy Mode, enhanced ESPN presentation, and new visuals that promise gamers the most authentic 'college hoops' experience on the market.

'Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space' (XBox) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space, the sequel to one of the best-selling Xbox action-platformers, has shipped to retail stores for an estimated retail price of $39.99 (U.S.). Gamers are encouraged to go pick up their copies and prepare themselves for an epic quest to discover why time is disappearing.

'Namco' Strengthens PC Division With New Director

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announced today the hiring of Grantley Day as Director of PC Development, reinforcing the company's commitment to its expansion into the PC games market. Day brings to Namco more than eleven years of experience in developing entertainment software for the PC, including most notably his online game development work for The Sims franchise at Electronic Arts.

'MVP Baseball 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Cover Athlete Announced

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 8:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that Boston Red Sox All-Star and 2004 World Series Most Valuable Player Manny Ramirez has been selected as the spokesman and cover athlete for MVP Baseball 2005, scheduled for release next spring under the EA SPORTS brand.

'Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater' (PS2) Slithers into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 7:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami today shipped Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater for the PlayStation 2 to retail stores nationwide. The newest installment in the tactical espionage series that defined the stealth genre takes gamers on an all-new action-packed adventure through the jungles of the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War era.

'Spider-Man 2' (NDS) Slings Way to Stores

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 7:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spider-Man is swinging into retail stores nationwide in Activision's Spider-Man 2 for the Nintendo DS. The game, which is based on this summer's blockbuster film from Columbia Pictures and Marvel, is among the first titles to hit retail stores alongside the Nintendo DS hardware.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' Ships to Retail

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 7:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers should arm themselves with wooden stakes and flamethrowers as Activision unleashes the highly anticipated Vampire: The Masquerade -- Bloodlines to retail outlets nationwide.

'Zoo Tycoon 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 7:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has released a demo for Blue Fang Games' zoo building sim featuring the freeform game mode, four different animals (Bengal tiger, Thomson's gazelle, camel, and peafowl), and a portion of the objects from the full game. Read more for download links ..

'Mad Cars' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 7:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Try a commercial combat of extremes! Mad Cars is not a simple race. It’s a way to snatch out a small picture of unpredictable future. How is your car going to look like after WW III? What is going to happen with the famous races? Who is going to set the rules? Earn your wealth on what you can do best, whether it’s insane driving, mad fighting or sneaky protectiveness.

PC Preview - 'Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs'

by Mark Crump on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 4:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

"Catacombs" is an expansion pack for "Dark Age of Camelot" in which players are given the opportunity to explore underground cities – with attached adventuring areas – based on the backstory of one underground player race per Realm.

'EyeToy: Kinetic' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 3:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced the upcoming release of EyeToy: Kinetic, an innovative new physical exercise title produced in association with Nike Motionworks.

'GTA: San Andreas' 8-CD Box Set Soundtrack Revealed

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 3:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games and Interscope Records, a part of Universal Music Group, proudly announce the details of the 8-CD box set soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the latest installment in the best-selling Grand Theft Auto franchise. The box set is scheduled for release on December 7th, 2004 in North America and December 6th, 2004 throughout Europe.

'Will of Steel' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 3:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media today announcing that they will be publishing the ground breaking military Real Time Strategy game Will of Steel for PC. The game is to be launched across the UK in the Q4 2004. Read more for details, screens ...

'Oddworld Stranger's Wrath' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. Set to award-winning visuals, players will be moved by the complex and inspiring story as the Stranger comes to grips with his true nature in the hunt for the ultimate bounty.

PC Review - 'Codename: Panzers'

by Mark Crump on Nov. 17, 2004 @ 3:08 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Panzers takes you into the heady battles of World War II. Whether you play in towns with bullet-riddled buildings, bleak mountain landscapes or treacherous swamps - Panzers gives you real-time combat rampages in awesome 3D graphics. Experience the nerve-jangling thrill of strategic gaming - in Panzers!