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'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' - v1.0.0.8 Dedicated Server

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 5:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Massive Entertainment has released an updated dedicated server for their sci-fi 3D RTS Ground Control II: Operation Exodus. This v1.0.0.8 update for the dedicated server includes everything you need to host your own game server for up to eight players (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Godzilla: Save the Earth' (PS2) Stumbles into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 5:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari shipped 'Godzilla: Save the Earth' for the PS2 to stores, while the Xbox version will be available November 22. Based on the classic character movie license from Toho Co., Ltd., 'Godzilla: Save the Earth' faithfully recreates the look and feel of the gargantuan film legend and takes the fighting element to the next level with online multiplayer fighting, new technology and gameplay improvements in all major areas.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3' - Beta Patch Update 1A Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 4:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has issued a beta patch for their sim, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3. This beta patch adds some new features and addresses a slew of instability issues, bug fixes and various other game tweaks. Read more for download links and detailed fix list ....

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 4:35 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 :

  • Prince Of Persia 2 - Intro Movie
  • Return to Mysterious Island - Trailer
  • The Moment Of Silence - Video interview
  • World Of Warcraft - Intro Movie
  • Axis & Allies - Making Of Part 4 - 5

'Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 4:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Step into the boots of a U.S. Marine and drive the Imperial Japanese Army from the Pacific in Medal of Honor Pacific Assault from Electronic Arts. Developed by EA Los Angeles, creators of the award-winning Medal of Honor series, Medal of Honor Pacific Assault immerses players in an authentic WWII experience, and will be available November 9th.

'Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 4:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness is an enthralling journey to the world of 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.

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

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 3:38 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. Check these 80 new screens ...

'Backyard Wrestling 2: TGtN' (PS2/Xbox) Pre-Order Incentives

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

Eidos wants to sweeten the deal for Backyard Wrestling 2: There goes the Neighborhood. Whether you pre-order your copy of BYW2 through EB or GameStop, or just walk into Best Buy and pick it up off the shelf, you're going to win. Read more for a breakdown of what to expect when you get your copy of BYW2 in just a couple weeks.

'Elf' (GBA) Available in Stores NOW

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 2:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment announced today the release of a handheld game based on the hit movie "ELF" from New Line Cinema. The release of the Game Boy Advance version of "ELF" coincides with the upcoming release of the Infinifilm DVD and VHS version of the movie from New Line Home Entertainment on November 16, 2004.

'Kameo: Elements of Power' (Xbox) Gets Delayed

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 12:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rare and Microsoft Game Studios have decided to push back the launch of Kameo: Elements of Power in order to incorporate several changes and new features (some minor, some not so minor). Originally scheduled for Jan. 2005, there is no new release date provided. Read more for Rare's official statement...

'Earth Force' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 11:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A "beta demo" has been made available for Earth Force, an upcoming PC shooter, showing off a bit of the graphics engine in movement, as well as improvements since the alpha version. The demo allows you to play through part of the first level.

'Nexus: The Jupiter Incident' Ships in Europe

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 10:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

HD Interactive announced today that Nexus:the Jupiter Incident has shipped and will be available at retail outlets throughout Europe on November 5th.

'Return to Mysterious Island' In Stores Now

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that Return to Mysterious Island is now available through North America Retailers. This exotic first person survival adventure game is based on Jules Verne's classic novel.

'Joint Ops: Escalation' Goes Gold

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NovaLogic is proud to announce that Joint Ops: Escalation, the expansion pack for the hit PC title, Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising has hit "Gold" status and is in production.

'Flat-Out' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Flat-Out is an adrenaline-inducing racing game with an exciting story line, spectacular crashes and a not-too-serious attitude in the best movie-like fashion (best exemplified by the ability to "catapult" the driver at a specific moment and use him as a dart, bowling ball or other projectiles). the demo features two of FlatOut’s 36 dedicated race courses: Finchley Challenge forest and Fairgrass Cup race track, as well as one of FlatOut’s 12 insane minigames: High Jump. Launch your driver up in the air and over the bars as you aim to get the greatest height. Read more for download links ...

'EVE Online: Exodus' Gets Dated - Trailer

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CCP, the developer and publisher of the massively multiplayer online game EVE Online, today announced that its highly anticipated EVE Online: Exodus expansion will be released worldwide on November the 17 th, 2004. Read more for details and ingame footage trailer...

'TRON 2.0: Killer App' (Xbox) Slides Into Retail

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 8:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Buena Vista Interactive announced today its much-anticipated first person shooter, TRON 2.0: Killer App, has shipped for the Xbox to North American retail outlets. TRON 2.0: Killer App is also available at retail for the Game Boy Advance.

'Duel Masters' (GBA/PS2) Fight Their Way Into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 8:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari and Wizards of the Coast today announced that two new Duel Masters titles have shipped. Fans looking for the ultimate Kaijudo battles will embrace the stunning 3-D graphics offered by the new self-titled game Duel Masters, which marks the first time ever the series has appeared on PS2. Additionally, gamers on the go will enjoy the highly anticipated sequel to Duel Masters: Sempai Legends with Duel Masters: Kaijudo Showdown for GBA.

Street Luge and Downhill Skateboarding (PS2) Title Announced

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 8:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Data Design Interactive announced today that they have obtained the rights through the UK licensing Agency, Licensing Management International Limited to produce a street luge and downhill skateboarding video game featuring the Jugular brand for the PS2.

'Tiger Telematics' Acquires 'Warthog'

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 6:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tiger Telematics Inc announced today the acquisition of Warthog Plc's subsidiaries, intellectual properties and assets, in a move to further expand their games development agenda and management infrastructure. As a subsidiary of Tiger Telematics, Gizmondo Europe Ltd will be the primary beneficiary of this strategic positioning within the game development sector.

'Alexander' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 6:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a demo for GSC World's RTS Alexander, based on the upcoming motion picture of the same name, the biopic based on the life and conquests of Alexander the Great from director Oliver Stone. This demo contains two singleplayer missions and three multiplayer maps. Read more for download links ...

'Fire Department 2' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 5:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Monte Cristo Games and Focus are working on a sequel to last year's strategy game Fire Department (known in the US as Emergency Fire Response). Fire Department 2 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. Read more for some new screens ...

'The Polar Express' (GBA/NBC/PS2/PC) Chugs into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 5:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the release of The Polar Express for the PlayStation 2, GameCube and Game Boy Advance, as well as PC.

'Dead or Alive Ultimate' (Xbox) Website Launched

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 5:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tecmo announced the launch of the Dead or Alive Ultimate official website promoting the series' latest Xbox Live edition. Flock to the "Virtual Arcade" where eight players can participate in a fighting session from anywhere in the world. The promotional web site will ultimately evolve into the brand hub for all Dead or Alive games, events, and activities.

'Tom Clancy's Classic Trilogy' (Xbox) Announced

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 5:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has announced plans to ship a Tom Clancy Xbox Triple Pack for Xbox video game system from Microsoft in time for the Holiday season. The collection is a special three-DVD set and will include three platinum Xbox titles, Ghost Recon, Splinter Cell, and Rainbow Six 3.

Akella Brings 'Final Fantasy XI' to Russia

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 5:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Akella proudly announces signing the contract with Ubisoft about the distribution of MMORPG Final Fantasy XI in Russia and the territories of the CIS and Baltics. Estimated release date is set for mid-November.

'Armies of Exigo' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 5:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Worlds collide in Armies of Exigo, where the traditional boundaries of the battlefield are smashed and war is waged both above and below the ground. Armies of Exigo locks elves, beasts, knights, and creatures of the darkness in an epic battle for survival where armies can delve deep underground to advance undetected and then tunnel to the surface to unleash powerful attacks on their unsuspecting enemies.

PC Preview - 'Guild Wars'

by Reldan on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 4:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Guild Wars is a Competitive Online Role Playing Game with an emphasis on rewarding player skill. In large head-to-head guild battles, cooperative group combat, and single player missions, players will explore a fantasy world while pursuing professions and acquiring skills to develop their own personalized character. Unique items, special abilities, and a wide variety of skills add meaningful value for the player and for their comrades.

Xbox Review - 'Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tensions rise as Fatal Frame 2 on Xbox boasts a new mode that allows the player to move through the lost village in the first person view. The player experiences limited sight leading to higher insecurities and an increased feeling of vulnerability in the most terrifying Fatal Frame mode to date.

'Dark Age Of Camelot: Catacombs' - Developer Q&A

by Mark Crump on Nov. 3, 2004 @ 2:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

"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. With the release coming up next month, we sent out our resident MMORPG guru to track down Mythic Entertainment's Matt Firor and ask him a few questions ...