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'War In The Pacific' - v1.30 Patch Now Available

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 10:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and 2 by 3 Games have released the third update patch for their strategy game War In The Pacific. This update includes a large list of fixes and improvements, ranging from a final fix for some reported sound issues to many AI opponent enhancements and a reduction in the effectiveness of PT boats.

'Officers' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 10:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The non-linear plot saves the established facts of the war beginning and allows to lead to the Victory any of three sides: USSR, Germany and Allies (GB and USA). The game recreates the real structures of all participants' armies, uses the real arsenal, equipment and military techniques.

'FirePower' - v1.08 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 10:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media has released a new patch for Shockwave Productions' flight som FirePower. One of the most exciting things about this latest v.1.08 upgrade is the introduction of the B-24J 'Liberator', meaning the player now has a choice between the B-17 Flying Fortress, B29 Super Fortress, Avro Lancaster, and now the B-24J 'Liberator'. Read more for details and download links ...

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

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 5:17 p.m. PST | 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.

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

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 5:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Load your weapons and ready your grenades – four new maps for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow are now available for download via Xbox Live.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 3:37 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 :

  • Cross Racing Championship - Intro Trailer
  • Devil May Cry 3 - Promo Trailer
  • Dragon Quest VIII - Trailer
  • Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault - Multiplayer Trailer #2
  • The Settlers: Heritage of Kings - Trailer #2

'Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 3:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"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. Check out the new screens illustrating the updated graphics engine ...

'Dead to Rights' (GBA) - Facts & Screens

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 3:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Dead to Rights, the player takes the role of Jack Slate, a good cop in a bad town. Early in the story, Jack finds his father killed and seeks to find the perpetrator.

'Sonic Mega Collection Plus' (PS2/Xbox) Tumbles into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 3:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the release of Sonic Mega Collection Plus for the PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox .

'Myst IV: Revelation' - v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 2:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released an update patch for its adventure game Myst IV: Revelation bringing your retail game to v1.01 and addressing various crashes, bugs and Radeon 7000-7500 problems (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Shadow Boxing' Announced

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 12:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Akella announces the agreement with "Central Partnership" on publishing "Shadow Boxing" game being developed under license from "Shadow Boxing" movie creators. The 3rd person action-fighting "Shadow Boxer" is based on the movie plot and lets gamers experience the most exciting moments of it (thanks Blues). Read more for details ...

'Shadow of Rome' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 12:07 p.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.

'Men of Valor' - Singleplayer Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi has a singleplayer demo for 2015's Vietnam based FPS Men of Valor. The demo features one mission where you have to infiltrate a village and clear 7 "hooches," looking for Vietcong after which you need to locate a camera crew. Read more for download links ...

'Guilty Gear Isuka' (PS2) Ships to Retail

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios announced that Guilty Gear Isuka has now shipped to retail outlets across North America. Developed by Arc System Works exclusively for the PlayStation 2, Guilty Gear Isuka is the sequel in the critically acclaimed Guilty Gear fighting game franchise.

'Star Wars Battlefront' - v1.1 Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In anticipation of a new upcoming patch LucasArts has released an updated dedicated server file for Pandemic Studios' scifi shooter Star Wars Battlefront. "This enhancement also allows the server more control including adjusting reinforcement counters, spawn invulnerability and others." Read more for download links ...

'Spyro: A Hero's Tail' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Scorches Way to Stores

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal announced today that Spyro A Hero's Tail, the next installment in the top video game franchise, has shipped to retail stores nationwide.

'Emergency 3' - German Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sixteen Tons Entertainment has released a german demo for its 3D strategy game 'Emergency 3.' This demo features the intro movie and lets you play one mission putting you in charge of fixing the aftermath of a traffic accident. Read more for download links ...

'Avalon' (PS3/Xbox2) Announced

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Climax Group forges ahead with its next generation game - Avalon, a multi-vehicle shooter with a unique and original twist. Taking advantage of the next generation consoles’ advanced multiplayer capabilities, Avalon is a game, truly epic in scale that will allow gamers to come together online for spectacular showdowns.

'Technic Beat' (PS2) Boogies to Retail Stores

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mastiff today announced that Technic Beat, an innovative and addictive music game for the PlayStation 2, has shipped to retailers through North America.

'Painkiller: Battle out of Hell' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 9:31 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...

'MC Groovz Dance Craze' (NGC) Announced

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 8:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mad Catz Interactive today announced that it will be publishing its first video game title, "MC Groovz Dance Craze." The game will be the first dance game released on the Nintendo GameCube system and will be bundled with one licensed dance pad at an MSRP of $49.99.

'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 8:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Darkwatch" is an original first person shooter combining the Western and Horror genres to create a cinematic experience with unparalleled depth and game play variety. As half-vampire Jericho Cross, players must hunt down a powerful vampire lord whose undead minions have overrun the Wild West. The result is a stylistic premise blending western and vampire-horror milieus, and one injected with innovative concepts.

'The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap' (GBA) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 7:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The only way to free the Hyrule people from Vaati's evil clutches is to seal the evil mage's power. However, the knowledge to do so is only kept by the tiny Minish people who live in a land unseeable by adult eyes. Enter Link, a young boy who takes on the epic journey that will turn him into a hero of legend...

'Racing Gears Advance' (GBA) - Facts & Screens

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 7:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Zoo Digital announces details of their forthcoming GBA title Racing Gears Advance. The game will be released on December 3, 2004, with the title already winning many fans after its debut showing at EGN.

'ATV Offroad Fury 3' (PS2) Races Onto Retail Shelves

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 7:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced today release of ATV Offroad Fury 3 available exclusively for the PS2. Developed by Climax Group Inc., ATV Offroad Fury 3 returns with more of its renowned free-roaming offroad racing gameplay and is packed with additional courses, larger environments, extra modes, mini-games, more ATVs, an all-new hot soundtrack and online gameplay.

'Killzone' (PS2) Shoots Its Way To Stores

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 7:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the launch of Killzone, the highly anticipated and critically acclaimed squad-based, first person shooter, available exclusively for the PlayStation2.

'The Moment of Silence' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 7:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Moment of Silence is a high-tech political thriller. Players step into the shoes of Peter Wright, a communications designer currently working on the Government's 'Freedom of Speech' campaign. When a SWAT team storms his neighbour's apartment, it is Peter's job to uncover the truth behind his mysterious disappearance.

'Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal' (PS2) Blasts into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 7:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today the launch of Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, the first online action platform game created exclusively for the PS2.

'Psi-Ops' Coming To PC - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 7:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ZOO Digital Publishing is pleased to announce that they have acquired the PC publishing rights to Psi-Ops. The critically acclaimed Psi-Ops comes to PC in a flurry of telekinetically hurled gas canisters and a hail of bullets.

'WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW' (PS2) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 7:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ and JAKKS Pacific today announced the release of the newest edition to the critically acclaimed SmackDown! franchise, "WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW." Available exclusively for the PS2, "WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW" features a number of game enhancements new to the wrestling genre -- including online play, the addition of superstar voice over and several new gameplay mechanics.

Majesco Signs Development Deal With 'Riddick' Developers StarBreeze

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 7:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco today announced it has tabbed Swedish developer, Starbreeze, to develop content for the next generation of console systems expected to ship in 2006. Starbreeze is highly regarded and has received numerous accolades from leading industry media outlets for producing the award-winning video game, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher's Bay.

'Axis and Allies' Invades Stores

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 7:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has announced that World War II is in your hands with the launch of the real-time strategy game, Axis & Allies. Developed by TimeGate Studios with creative input by Larry Harris, creator of the popular Axis & Allies strategy board game that inspired tabletop generals and history enthusiasts worldwide, Axis & Allies for PC is available at retail stores nationwide.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3' Rolls Onto Stores Shelves

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 7:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari announced that RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is available at retail stores nationwide today. The game will be available in territories outside the U.S. on November 5th.

'Ultima Online: Samurai Empire' Goes Retail

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 7:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced that Ultima Online: Samurai Empire, the highly-anticipated expansion pack to Ultima Online began shipping to retailers.

'The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships

by Judy on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 7:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced today that The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age role-playing game has shipped and will be on store shelves in time for the holiday season. The epic quest, in which players will take on the roles of previously unplayable characters choosing their own path through Middle-earth while interacting with the heroes and villains of the movie trilogy, is available for the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube and GBA.

'Painkiller: Battle out of Hell' - Developer Interview

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 1:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

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. Last week, we participated in an IRC chat with People Can Fly's project leader and Dreamcatcher's marketing manager. Read more to check out the chat transcript ...

PS2 Review - 'Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 2, 2004 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone is an action adventure game set in the popular D&D world created by Wizards of the Coast. Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone will place players in the middle of a heated battle between two demonic armies set to overrun the world of Faerun.