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Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 11:23 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 :

  • Universal Combat: A World Apart - Trailer
  • Kessen 3 - Trailer
  • MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf - Trailer
  • Close Combat: First to Fight - Trailer Pack

'Halo 2' (Xbox) Gets Another Xbox Live Auto Update

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 3:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bungie and Microsoft have issued yet another Halo 2 auto-update via Xbox Live mainly making significant updates to the Xbox Live Matchmaking Playlists. Read more for details ...

'Gungriffon: Allied Strike' (Xbox) - Game Details & Screens

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gungriffon: Allied Strike takes place in a hostile futuristic world where there is little hope for survival among the human race. The player takes on the role of a renegade soldier, enlisted in an anti-tank troop, whose prime mission is to take down armored tanks, the ultimate ground weapon used to destroy the earth and any living thing that gets in its way. Read more for some new screens ...

'Battlefield 1942' - v1.61 Update Patch & Server Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 2:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released a new patch for Battlefield 1942. This update brings your retail game to v1.61 (update server file is also available), and addresses an undisclosed exploit reported by community member Luigi Auriemma. Read more for download links ..

'Battlefield Vietnam' - v1.21 Update Patch & Server Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 2:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released a new patch for Battlefield Vietnam. This update brings your retail game to v1.21, and addresses an undisclosed exploit reported by community member Luigi Auriemma. Read more for download links ...

'Shadow of Rome' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 12:24 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.

'Room Zoom: Race For Impact' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Room Zoom offers arcade-style racing in an environment that changes with every lap. In each room, objects are at your disposal to push, bump or blow up to deter your opponents and unlock hidden keys. Gather power-ups along the way to help defend against aggressive drivers. Drive unrestricted house and find secret passages that may be a shortcut to the finish.

'Half-Life 2' - Deathmatch 'Create Server' Mod Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This small modification enables you to start servers in the newly released Half-Life 2 Deathmatch by defining player numbers, server password, server name, and so on (thanks Andy). Read more for download links ...

'Zoo Vet' Available For Online Purchase

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Legacy Interactive announced today that Zoo Vet for PC and Macintosh is available for purchase on the Legacy Interactive website. Lauded by children's software critics and national parenting organizations, Zoo Vet lets players examine, diagnose and treat realistic, 3D zoo animals in a fun and entertaining setting.

'World of Warcraft' Shatters Day-One Sales Records

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment today confirmed that World of Warcraft has broken day-one sales records in North America, making it the most successful PC game launch ever. World of Warcraft sold through to over 240,000 customers at retailers in North America on Tuesday, November 23, selling more in its first 24 hours than any other PC game in history.

'Mario Party 6' (NGC) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Mario Party series returns with more of everything. In the single-player Story mode, Brighton and Twila – otherwise known as the sun and the moon – are embroiled in a bitter feud over who's more impressive. It’s up to Mario and his party-hearty cohorts to settle the spat and restore order to the cosmos. Multiplayer Party mode features more than 75 all-new mini-games and six game boards.

Namco Announces Handheld (GBA/NDS) Lineup - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announced today the current lineup to be released from its newly created internal handheld games division. The first releases from the division will hit the market beginning this Fall and continue through early 2005 and will include Ace Combat Advance, Pac-Man Pinball, Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament, Mr. DRILLER 2 for Game Boy Advance and Mr. DRILLER Drill Spirits and Ridge Racer DS for the Nintendo DS.

'Painkiller: Battle Out Of Hell' In Stores NOW

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced Painkiller: Battle Out Of Hell is available at retailers across North America.

'Metalheart: Replicants Rampage' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metalheart: Replicants Rampage provides a strong sci-fi story with intriguing cyberpunk influences, sophisticated turn-based combat, random quest generator with the unbelievable tasks variations, a complex character parameter system, and plenty of other wonders to make hardcore RPG fans amazed.Check the freshly launched website or read more for some screens...

'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich is a comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a brand new league of heroes and villains, overhauled combat system, and spectacular graphic enhancements. Check the freshly launched website or read more for new screens...

Nintendo Sells 500,000 DS Units During Thanksgiving

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shoppers spent Thanksgiving week stuffing their shopping bags with Nintendo hardware, setting the stage for 2004 to be the year of the hand-held holidays. Shoppers snapped up more than 500,000 Nintendo DS systems during Thanksgiving week, representing more than 90 percent of all units available in stores across the United States.

'Super Army War' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 8:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus announced today its plans to publish Super Army War, an action-packed military combat game scheduled to ship in February 2005 for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. Read more for details and screens...

'Aura: Fate Of The Ages' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 7:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher Europe has released the first patch for Streko-Graphics Inc.'s puzzle/adventure game Aura: Fate Of The Ages. This update brings your UK retail game to v1.02 but no details as to what it addresses are provided at this point. Read more for download links ..

'Dragonshard' Betatest Kicks off Mid-January

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 7:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari's Betatests.net announced today that the beta test for Liquid Ent's D&D RTS Dragonshard will commence in mid-January, and signups have been open since October. Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself. Dragonshard is scheduled for Spring 2005.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 4' - v1.10 Update Patch

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 7:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Europe has released the first update patch for its recently released (in Europe only) soccer game Pro Evolution Soccer 4. This update brings your retail game to v1.10 and mainly addresses performance and multiplayer issues. Read more for download links ...

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 4:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cossacks - Napoleonic Wars returns one of the most successful strategy games of the past years to the real-time battlefield - with reinforcements: Meet Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and probably the most ingenious strategist in European history! Enter the battle on the side of one of 10 great European nations and rewrite European history in six exciting campaigns.

'Resident Evil 4' (NGC) Website Launched

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It has been six years since the destruction of Raccoon City and in that time, the U.S. government has been able to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation. Fast forward to 2004 and players rejoin Leon, who is now a U.S. agent with a top-secret mission. He has been tasked to look into the abduction of the President’s daughter and his investigation has led him to a mysterious location in Europe. Capcom has launched the official North American 'Resident Evil 4' website offering a timer counting down to its January 11, 2005 release date, a big batch of previously released screenshots and an old flash trailer.

'Wrestling Spirit' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Grey Dog Software is pleased to announce the release of its highly anticipated wrestling simulation, Wrestling Spirit. Renowned wrestling game maker Adam Ryland once again challenges you to take on the world of brawn; you now start as a rookie and then grow to be a wrestling legend. Wrestling Spirit, based around the pro-wrestling industry, is an exciting and highly addictive simulation game and is available exclusively through Grey Dog Software.

Independent Ratings System Targets Video Game Industry

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cutting through the ambiguity of the current industry-run ratings, Current Attractions has begun an objective and quantitative reporting on the Profanity, Sex, and Violence in today's hottest video game releases. With Current Attractions use of the proprietary PSVratings technology, parents will know exactly what to expect before they purchase video games containing potentially objectionable material for their children.

Xbox Review - 'Lord of the Rings: The Third Age'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 2:02 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Experience the first console RPG set in The Lord of the Rings universe in The Lord of the Rings, The Third Age. Travel in the wake of the Fellowship in a unique structure that allows players to explore their own path while periodically intersecting the major events of New Line Cinema’s film trilogy.

Xbox Review - 'Need for Speed Underground 2'

by Kris Graft on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Taking place in a massive, free-roaming city featuring five distinct interconnected neighborhoods, Need for Speed Underground 2 delivers an immersive game world where the streets are your menus. As players explore the city, they'll encounter rival racers who will school them in the ways of the underground and tip them off to the hottest racing spots in town.