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'Wildfire' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 5:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Global Star has released a demo for Cat Daddy Games' fire-fighting sim/RTS game Wildfire. Join the ranks of the Smokejumpers, a specially trained and outfitted unit of firefighters, capable of battling large forest fires in a moments notice! This demo includes the Small Brush Fire and Dry Grass Burn challenges, along with a level 1 scenario titled Valley of the Standing Stones (thanks GameSpot). Read more for download links ...

'Alpine Skiing 2005' - Multilanguage Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 4:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

RTL and 49Games released a demo for its skiing game Alpine Skiing 2005 featuring 2 slopes (Wengen and St.Moritz) playable in Downhill and Super-G modes, several skiers, and audio commentary. Demo is default in German, but once you start the demo you can switch to English through the game menu. Read more for download links ...

'WarCraft III' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 4:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Ruins of Stratholme"... Map info: "Stratholme was once a bastion of Alliance power but now it stands as a burning testament to the evil of the Scourge. Only the bravest of heroes would dare enter this ruined city, for the undead armies of Kel'Thuzad still hold sway over the haunted capital." This is a medium map and the suggested no. of players is 2v2 or 3v3. It is based on the "Dalaran Ruins" tileset. Go download it here!

'Forza Motorsport' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 4:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Forza Motorsport" gives Xbox gamers who are passionate about cars and racing the opportunity to own, customize, and race their favorite cars in a realistic driving simulation. From sport compacts to LeMans prototypes, players use earnings from hundreds of races to buy upgrades and aftermarket parts so they can transform real production cars into high-performance race cars.

'TrackMania Sunrise' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 4:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

TrackMania Sunrise, the legitimate heir to the throne, is shifting up a gear. Sunrise moves faster, handles better and features improved air-control – vital for making the massive jumps – to ensure that gameplay never moves at anything less than fast. And it's all about the gameplay.

'NHRA Drag Racing 2005' (PS2) Announced

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 4:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced that NHRA Drag Racing 2005 for PlayStation2 is currently in development. This intensely competitive racing game, which is being developed by Lucky Chicken and will be published by THQ's ValuSoft division, will ship to retailers throughout North America during Summer 2005.

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' - v1.5.1.5 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 1:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NovaLogic has released a new patch for their multiplayer shooter Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising as well as its expansion pack Escalation. This update brings your retail game to v1.5.1.5 and addresses a vehicle spawn issue, stability improvement, and a few other tweaks and game balance issues. Read more for a detailed fix list or download links..

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 12:47 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 :

  • Earth 2160 - Trailer
  • Oddworld Stranger's Wrath - Trailer (2)
  • Fire Department 2 - Trailer #2
  • Prince of Persia: Warrior Within - Theatrical Trailer

'Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 11:54 a.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.

'Dangerous Waters' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Dangerous Waters" will be the first title of its kind, allowing the player total control over multiple air, surface and subsurface platforms in a modern-day naval environment. Battlefront.com has released brand new information about some of the single player missions that will be available for the upcoming "Dangerous Waters" combined arms naval sim from Sonalysts Combat Simulations, including mission briefings.

'Spartan' - Extended Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Due to overwhelming feedback, Slitherine have decided to extend the single player demo for Spartan. While previous demo was limited to 30 turns, Sliterine has made the updated demo limited to 100 turns instead, and it includes 3 tutorial missions, plus 3 campaigns. Read more for download links ...

Russobit-M Announces 'East Front'

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 10:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

East Front is a high-tech 1st/ person 3d-shooter. The action takes place in the alternative universe where the fascist Germany won in the Second World War. A soldier of the German Resistance Karl Stolz turns out to be involved in the deadly play of mysterious powers and the stake is the control over the whole world. Read more for details ...

'Outlaw Golf 2' (PS2) Available in Stores

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PS2 owners wait no more, the Outlaw series has arrived. PS2 gamers will now get the opportunity to experience the best in virtual links with the zany characters of Outlaw Golf 2. Packed with 8 wild courses, online play that supports up to 4 players at a time, golf cart challenges, caddy beatings, commentary by Dave Attell and 10 of the most unruly characters that you'd never expect to see on a golf course, Outlaw Golf 2 is now available at the incredible price of $19.99.

'The Roots' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Roots combines a classic RPG with dynamic gameplay and the fast paced plot characteristic of action-adventure games. The Roots has a complex, multi-threaded storyline and a vast world, which the player discovers whilst traveling with his party, fighting various monsters and living through great adventures.

Climax Announces its Next-Gen Toolset 'Tomcat'

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Climax Group today took a major step forward in the development of next generation games with the unveiling of Tomcat, a proprietary toolset that enables the quick creation of dynamic shading effects.

'Enthusia Professional Racing' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 8:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enthusia Professional Racing is a PS2 new racing game, developed by KCES, designed to bring all of the white-knuckle energy and thrill of car racing to life, Enthusia features groundbreaking gameplay mechanics, enhanced physics and pixel-perfect graphics to deliver an unprecedented racing experience.

'747-200 Ready for Pushback' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 8:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The 747-200 is the classic version of the 'Jumbo' and the one that every pilot wants to fly. Vmax has designed Ready for Pushback as the benchmark simulation of this great aircraft.

'Kirby Adventure' (NGC) Revealed - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 8:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet, Nintendo has revealed that they are working on 'Kirby Adventure' (working title). More details will be announced shortly, but in the meantime, check out the first few screens...

'Boiling Point: Road to Hell' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 8:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Boiling Point: Road to Hell, previously known as Xenus, will combine intense armed combat with exploration and interaction with a vast and seamless open-ended gaming world. Boiling Point: Road to Hell is in development by Ukrainian developer Deep Shadows and is scheduled for release in Spring 2005.

'D-Day' - v2.16 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 7:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has released a new patch for their WW2 based RTS D-Day. This update brings your retail game to v2.16 and adds changes & fixes from German & French versions, as well as a few additional tweaks and crash fixes. Read more for details and download links ...

'Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater' (PS2) Creator Will Sign Your Copy

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 2:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami is hosting two rare in-store appearances by the creator of the series, Hideo Kojima. Also joining him at these signings will be Yoji Shinkawa, character designer for the Metal Gear Solid series. Consumers are invited to get their Metal Gear Solid 3 games and MGS paraphernalia signed by these legendary designers. Limited edition MGS 3: Snake Eater posters will also be given away during these signings. Read more for details ...

'Mario Baseball' (NGC) Revealed - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 1:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet, Nintendo has revealed they are working on 'Mario Baseball.' After Tennis and Golf, it seems Mario will be swinging the bat in an all new title scheduled for release in 2005. More details will be announced shortly, but in the meantime, check out the first few screens...

'Khan the Absolute Power' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Khan the Absolute Power is a MMORPG and is based on true 13th century historical events featuring Genghis Khan. The Mongol army became the most disciplined, experienced, and feared force the world had ever seen. Netgames introduces the English edition of Mirinae Entertainment’s flagship online game this November.

PS2 Preview - 'MX vs. ATV Unleashed'

by Paul Reith on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

'Martin Mystere' - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Martin Mystére is an international comic character that is finally making his debut in the video game market. An emiment professor of MIT has been found murdered, and someone is working on a revolutionary machine capable of changing the world's destiny, making this the most dangerous mystery yet for Martin Mystére! Read more for screens & trailer...

PS2 Review - 'GoldenEye: Rogue Agent'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 24, 2004 @ 12:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.