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'Sid Meiers Pirates!' Goes Gold In Europe

by Judy on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 6:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari announced that the French, German and UK editions of Firaxis' Sid Meier's 'Pirates' have gone gold, and will be in stores on December 3rd, 2004. In Sid Meier's Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean amassing fortune and fame in an attempt to seize your rightful place as one of the most revered (and feared!) pirates in history.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 6:06 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 :

  • Boiling Point - Trailer
  • Need For Speed Underground 2 - Trailer

PS2 Preview - 'Prince of Persia: Warrior Within'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 2:25 p.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Hunted by Dahaka, an immortal incarnation of Fate seeking divine retribution, the Prince embarks upon a path of both carnage and mystery to defy his preordained death. His journey leads to the infernal core of a cursed island stronghold harboring mankind's greatest fears. Only through grim resolve, bitter defiance and the mastery of deadly new combat arts can the Prince rise to a new level of warriorship - and emerge from this ultimate trial with his life.

'Ghost Recon 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Banned In South Korea

by Judy on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Way back in June we already reported that the North Korea government was "angered by Ghost Recon 2," and now it seems South Korea’s Media Rating Board officially banned Ubisoft's military shooter Ghost Recon 2 from being sold.

'ShellShock' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Sequel Revealed

by Judy on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 12:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos released its financial statement for the current year in which it is revealed that they are already working on a sequel to Shellshock. The statement reads, "ShellShock: Nam '67 (launched in September), has proved to be a successful new franchise with shipments to date of circa 800,000 units, and with strong sell through, which exceeds our original forecasts. A sequel is already underway." They also provided a update release list for 2005, read more for details ...

'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 11:52 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.

'Club Football 2005' - Update Patch #2 Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters has released a new patch for Club Football 2005. No version number is assigned, just patch #2 which addresses various audio and graphical glitches, as well as the usual bug fixes and game tweaks. This patch works for ALL versions of the Club Football series. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Nibiru: Messenger of the Gods' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 11:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Future Games, previously known for Black Mirror, is working on an all new horror/adventure game, Nibiru: Messenger of the Gods. You take on the role of Martin Holan, an Thechz archeologist working in France. You are sent to investigate a newly found secret tunnel apparently made by Germans during the second World War. Nibiru is a 2D adventure featuring 80 locations, over 30 NPCs, and 50 pages of narrative.

'Galactic Civilizations Deluxe Edition' Ships To Retail

by Judy on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 11:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Strategy First Inc. and developer Stardock announce that Galactic Civilizations Deluxe Edition has shipped to retailers nationwide.

'The Movies' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 10:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.

'Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness' - Screens

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

Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness is an enthralling journey to the world of the original game. It offers four new campaigns, covering dramatic events that took place in Daenmor long before the Shadow of Warlock spread over the land.

'SÖLDNER: Secret Wars' - v30830 Update Patch & Server Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 5:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jowood has released yet another patch for Wing Simulations' multiplayer shooter SÖLDNER: Secret Wars. This v30830 mainly fixes about two dozen game issues and a few gameplay tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...

'London Taxi' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Data Design Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of Green Solutions Ltd., announced today that they have secured the license to create a driving game based on the Official FX4 London Black Cab. London Taxi will be set in London England, complete with landmarks such as: Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and Hyde Park.

'World Of WarCraft' Sells 250,000 Copies in 24 Hours

by Judy on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 4:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard today announced that World of Warcraft has become an instant success, achieving epic sales figures in less than 24 hours. Launched Tuesday, November 23rd, the company's subscription-based MMORPG sold-through to consumers an estimated 250,000 copies of the game.

K-D LAB Launches New KDV Games Label

by Judy on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 3:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The K-D LAB team announces the establishment and active promotion of a new trademark KD VISION Games Development Company. The people behind KDV Games are a team of professional computer games developers, who have worked hard on the promotion of K-D LAB's brand in national and world markets for many years.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 3:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Jade Empire" is set in a new fantastical world based on mythical China, where sinister events have upset the peaceful harmony of an isolated martial arts school. Featuring furious action previously found only in Hong Kong cinema, the game lets players master more than 30 fighting styles and a wide range of mystical powers.

'Hero's Journey' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 3:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hero's Journey is the new 3-D Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game from Simutronics, which is expected to be released somewhere in 2005. Simutronics will provide Hero's Journey players with frequent mini-releases as well as larger boxed expansions. Read more for a batch of nice looking screens...

PC Review - 'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, built using Valve's Half-Life 2 Source Technology, allows players to become a dangerous creature of the night as they assume the role of a recently embraced fledgling vampire in the service of the city's dark prince. Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines is being developed by Troika Games, based on White Wolf's renowned pen-and-paper Vampire: The Masquerade RPG series.

PS2 Review - 'Technic Beat'

by Agustin on Nov. 25, 2004 @ 3:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Technic Beat, you listen to music represented in the game by radiating concentric rings of sound. Picking up the beat, you dance into the middle of the rings and try to "catch" the music. If successful, you achieve the power to manipulate the sound rings and create entirely new music. As you progress and gain skill, you are rewarded with spectacular visual displays, bonuses, and power ups.