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'Karaoke Rev.' (PS2/Xbox) & 'Shaman' (PS2/GBA) Ship To Stores

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 11:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Big shipping day for Konami as they send off no less than four titles to retail stores. Karaoke Revolution Volume 3 for the PlayStation2 has shipped to retail stores, as well as the Xbox edition of Karaoke Revolution. For the younger crowd Konami has Shaman King: Power of Spirit for PS2 and Shaman King: Master of Spirits on the GBA. Read more for details on each title ...

'Metroid Prime 2: Echoes' (NGC) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 11:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes is a first-person adventure game played in a fully 3D world. With Samus Aran's new Light and Dark beam weapons, the correct weapon must be used against the corresponding Light and Dark World creatures and objects in order to defeat them successfully.

'Pac-Man World' (GBA) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 10:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pac-Man enters the 3D realm in this port of the PlayStation classic, Pac-Man World. Namco is bringing 'Pac-Man World' to the GBA, expected November 16th. In the meantime check these new screens...

'Rumble Roses' (PS2) Tackles its Way to Stores

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 10:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami today announced that its highly anticipated wrestling game, Rumble Roses for the PS2, has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. The first and only all-women's wrestling game features the sexiest female models to ever grace the ring, jaw-dropping graphics and intense action - including the eagerly anticipated Mud Mode.

'Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre Squadron' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 8:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take2 has released a playable demo for Illusion Softworks' Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre Squadron featuring the Ponte Grande map on Sicily, playable as singleplayer but also multiplayer through LAN and Internet, with either bots or other players (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 5:11 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 :

  • Silent Hunter III - Trailer #4
  • Prince Of Persia 2 - Acrobats/Traps Trailer

'Moscow Rush' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 4:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Buka continuous their announce streak with yet another new title, the racing game Moscow Rush. Have you ever been to Moscow? Even if you have been, but moved around in a taxi, you will certainly enjoy the experience of street racing around the real Moscow in the Moscow Rush game.

'The Matrix Online' - PvP Combat Revealed

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 4:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Characters inside of the Matrix will have access to a duel ability! Players will be allowed to challenge each other to mortal combat nearly anywhere inside of the game. This functionality is currently scheduled to go live in the beta very soon! Read below to find out more details about how the duel functionality will operate.

'Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion' Open Beta Test Starts Next Week

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 4:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wolfpack is proud to announce that the open beta for Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion is about to begin. In preparation for the launch of the expansion on December 7th, 2004, Wolfpack needs your help for the final testing of the new Vampire Race, the new Necromancer and Nightstalker classes, the realm system, stress testing, and more. Late this week they will be opening up the testing phase to the entire subscriber-base of Shadowbane.

'Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault' Rushes Into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts is pleased to announce that the eagerly-awaited WWII action game, Medal of Honor Pacific Assault has shipped to retail outlets across North America. The latest title from the award-winning Medal of Honor franchise is available for purchase today.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' Release Date Announced - Trailer

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 2:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The bloodletting begins on November 16, 2004 with the shipping of Activision’s Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines for the PC.

'Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends' (PS2) Infiltrates Stores

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI today announced Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends has shipped to retailers throughout North America. The Tactical Action game is exclusive to the PlayStation2, and is available now at a suggested retail price of only $29.99.

'Backyard Wrestling 2: TGtN' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 1:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood is GOLD and officially ships to retail on November 16th 2004 across North America. Defeating the most hardcore backyard wrestlers will not be enough; as the lure of "easy money" has attracted the attention of the most violent professional wrestlers to ever set foot in a ring. When hardcore backyard brawlers, chair swinging backyard babes and blood thirsty professional wrestlers choose your town as their battlefield...There Goes The Neighborhood!

'FullMetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 1:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

FullMetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel brings a fresh new action RPG to this year's Square Enix lineup. Based on a wildly popular Japanese animation and comic of the same name, FullMetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel traces the journey of two brothers on a life-changing quest. Read more to check 18 new screens ...

'Men of Valor' - v1.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 12:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Out of nowhere Vivendi has released a new patch for 2015's Vietnam based FPS Men of Valor. This update brings your retail game to v1.3 and makes the US and European versions compatible but no further details are available at this point. This patch requires you to already have the previous v1.2 patch installed (thanks Fileplanet). Read more for download links ...

'Crash 'n' Burn' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 12:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare to enter the nitrous-fuelled world of Crash 'n' Burn where dangerous driving is not only encouraged, it is the only way you'll survive. Crash 'n' Burn is being developed by Climax's Brighton studio, and will be available on PlayStation 2 and Xbox on November 16th for only $19.99! More bang, and crash, for your buck!

'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events' (ALL) Sneaks Into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activsion announced today that its Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events video game has shipped to stores. Based on the best-selling book series and the highly anticipated feature film, the game allows players to experience the lives of the three Baudelaire orphans through 16 adventure filled missions where they solve puzzles, build ingenious inventions and outsmart the evil Count Olaf and his troupe of creepy cohorts.

'ESPN College Hoops 2K5' (PS2/Xbox) Legacy Mode Revealed

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

ESPN Videogames announced today details of the new additions found in ESPN College Hoops 2K5's franchise offering, called Legacy Mode. In the world of collegiate basketball, the coach is responsible for calling the shots on and off the court. Recruiting top players year round, scouting new talent and preparing the game plan against opponents are some of the fundamental elements gamers will find in the unique and exciting Legacy Mode.

'Armies of Exigo' Developer QA - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 11:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

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. EA sent out a pre-made Q&A talking about the game world, different armies, single player and multiplayer modes. Also included are some new screens ...

'Death By Degrees' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Death By Degrees is an action adventure featuring Nina Williams from the multi-million selling Tekken series. Set prior to the first Tekken game this prequel focuses on the events that lead up to Nina's involvement in the Iron Fist Tournament.

'Jak 3' (PS2) Makes its Way To Retail

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the launch of Jak 3, the third and final installment of the Jak and Daxter trilogy, created exclusively for the PS2. Developed by Naughty Dog Inc., Jak 3 takes Jak and Daxter on their ultimate adventure as they uncover conspiracy, danger and ultimately the Precursors themselves.

'Gretzky NHL 2005' (PS2) Skates Into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the launch of its new signature hockey franchise, Gretzky NHL 2005, from 989 Sports. Now available in stores for the PlayStation2, Gretzky NHL 2005 features fluid, fast-paced skating, precision passing, shooting and hard-hitting checks.

'Takeda 2' Revealed - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Takeda 2 is a game of epic Samurai action for the PC, set in 16th century feudal Japan . Takeda 2 puts the player in the role of Daimyo, a feudal lord fighting for the title of Shogun, supreme military commander. On the world map, players must gauge their strength as they maneuver armies and expand their territory every turn. In battle mode, the focus is on realistic battle strategy for real-time army to army action.

'Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge' (GBA/PS2/Xbox/PC) Races Into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced that Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge is now available for the PS2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance and PC at retail outlets across North America. The title features extreme game show-style stunt challenges and sizzling fast racing action. The PS2 version also includes an online component, allowing eight players to race head-to-head via a PS2 online account.

'Painkiller: Battle out of Hell' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 10:30 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...

'Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile' In Stores Now

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Myelin Media today announced Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile for PC is available at retail stores nationwide. Developed by Tilted Mill Entertainment under the direction of Chris Beatrice (designer of the PC smash-hit Pharaoh), Children of the Nile is the first in the Immortal Cities series of groundbreaking 3D city/society builders.

'Space Interceptor: Project Freedom' Ship To Retail

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Merscom LLC today announced "Space Interceptor: Project Freedom" for PC has shipped to retail across North America. This high-quality space combat arcade-style game, with its dazzling visuals and straight-ahead action gameplay, raises the bar for "value-priced" games. Published by Merscom, "Space Interceptor: Project Freedom" was developed by CITY Interactive and is distributed to retailers by Atari.

'GoldenEye: Rogue Agent' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 8:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. Read more for new screens & a new trailer.

'Chariots: The First Olympics' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It is 776BC. The time of the first Olympics in Ancient Greece. The Greek city states of Athens, Sparta, Macedonia, Elis, Crete, Troy, Thebes and Carthage have gathered at Olympia. It is the last day of the historic event. The five full days of frenetic athletic activities are coming to an end. But the pinnacle of all the Olympic events is yet to commence. As one of the competitors, the expectations of thousands rest on your shoulders......

'The Moment of Silence' - v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 8:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has released an update patch for its sci-fi adventure game The Moment of Silence. This update patch brings your English retail game to v1.01 and fixes the problem that has been encountered with the elevators on the platform and the diary." Old save games will still work properly after applying the patch. Read more for download links ...

'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 4:35 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.

NDS Preview - 'Spider-Man 2'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 4:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Spider-Man 2 you assume the role of the most celebrated super-hero of all time and re-live the movie experience through all new missions featuring unique enemies, objectives and combat maneuvers. Utilizing the touch screen and new controller layout, players can quickly swing, run, jump, solve puzzles, engage in combat and switch to an arsenal of moves on the fly, while patrolling and protecting the city of Manhattan from the nefarious Doc Ock.

'Cold Winter' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Captured, conveniently forgotten, tortured, and left for dead, MI6 agent Andrew Sterling awaits execution in a Chinese prison. The story begins when a mysterious friend from his past rescues him, setting off a chain of events that could rock the very foundations of global security and wreak chaos on a worldwide level.

'Fire Department 2' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 3:51 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 ...

Xbox Review - 'Scaler'

by Nathan Mourfield on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Bobby "Scaler" Jenkins got more than he bargained for when he stumbled upon his next door neighbor’s evil plot to take over the world by stealing all the lizards and training them to become his mutant army. Bobby takes on his enemies in ways kids will only have dreamed of…by transforming into one of them. Sneaky, elusive, witty and hysterical – this unexpected hero will keep you guessing just what will happen next!

PS2 Review - 'Neo Contra'

by Hank on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 3:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Neo Contra integrates all of the classic shooting gameplay elements that have come to define this renowned series while bringing the experience to a 3D world. Longtime fans and newcomers to the franchise will find classic, fast-paced action as they battle huge bosses who will stop at nothing to keep them from completing their mission. Players will need quick reflexes to dodge enemy attacks as well as access an arsenal of powerful weapons to defeat deadly enemies.