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Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 6:53 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 :

  • Close Combat: First to Fight - Trailerpack #2
  • Dragonshard - Trailer (2)
  • City of Heroes Issue #3 - Trailer

'SWG: Jump To Lightspeed' - Post Launch Adjustments

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 6:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts send out notice today about some little adjustments it has implemented after the initial SWG:JTL launch. Recognizing that amassing over 200,000 credits for a brand new player can be a daunting task, the game's developers have significantly improved the starter ships for all three novice piloting professions. Both brand new and active players with JTL will receive a 75,000 credit bonus automatically added to their accounts to aid in the purchase of high level ship components. Starting Dec. 17, 2004, FilePlanet.com will host a 10 day free trial.

'Ace Combat Advance' (GBA) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 6:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ace Combat Advance casts the player as a pilot in the United Air Defense. As the newest recruit, you must help the UAD to destroy the Air Strike Force and bring General Resources Ltd., an evil worldwide economic superpower, to its knees. Read more for details, screens & trailer ...

'NASCAR SimRacing' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 6:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time, EA has moved development for NASCAR PC racing games to the Tiburon Studio in Orlando, FL to focus exclusively on building the ultimate racing simulation. For 18 months, a dedicated team of NASCAR gaming veterans from the top shops has been focused on creating the ultimate simulation for the 2005 NASCAR season. The game will feature the new Chase for the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series championship format and will also include the Nascar Craftsman Truck Series and the NASCAR Busch Series.

'Half-Life 2' Gets Steamy Update

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 6:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding yet another Half-Life 2 update that addresses a Securom fix (by removing the Securom disc check routine), but also a few changes to the Source Dedicated server and HL2 Deathmatch. As usual, all you have to do is restart steam and the update will happen automagically.

'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' - Bonus Multiplayer Map

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 2:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Massive Entertainment has released a new multiplayer map or its sci-fi RTS Ground Control II: Operation Exodus. This ReaperMoor bonus map, created by Massive's Andreas Palmgren, needs to be installed in the standalone copy in the game's Custom_Maps folder. Massive Entertainment will be releasing new maps every Friday for the next few months. Read more for download links ...

'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 2:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fireglow team is now developing a next generation game engine (codename: Sudden Strike Next7) and the first game based on this engine , which now is officially named 'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory'. Fireglow plans to develop several other games based on this engine in different setups related to war conflicts.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 2:23 p.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.

'Zoo Keeper' (NDS) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 2:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Zoo Keeper is a puzzler from developer SUCCESS Corporation that will be one of the first Japanese launch titles for Nintendo's new handheld video game system. Read more for a big batch of new screens ...

'UT XMP' - Public Beta 1 Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 12:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Unreal Tournament: Expanded Multiplayer is a class based multiplayer team game. It relies on crucial teamwork as you attempt to gain control of four powerful artifacts and fuel the war machine through domination of critical resources. You must use the arsenal of weaponry, vehicles, and defenses at your disposal to help your team win this battle. UT XMP is a total conversion for UT2004, developed by Free Monkey Interactive, and is based upon Unreal II: Expanded Multiplayer, released in 2003 by the now-defunct Legend Entertainment.

'GunGriffon: Allied Strike' (Xbox) Ships Next Week

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 10:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tecmo announced today that its Xbox exclusive multi-player online mech-action game, GunGriffon: Allied Strike, plans to swoop its way onto store shelves next week with a ship date of Tuesday, December 14, 2004. GunGriffon: Allied Strike, boasts full Xbox Live compatibility that supports up to eight players and three different online modes, Co-Op Play, Death Match, and Team Death Match.

Sony Europe's PSP Lineup - Screens

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

Sony Europe today released an avalanche of information on the upcoming PSP titles they have lined up for launch. Read more to check out info & screens for :

  • WRC
  • WipEout Pure
  • Ridge Racer
  • MediEvil
  • Formula One
  • Football
  • Fired Up
  • Everybody's Golf
  • Ape Academy

'Flat-Out' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As we mentioned last month, Empire Interactive has now released the first patch for BugBear's adrenaline-inducing racing game 'Flat-Out.' This update patch brings your retail game to v.1 and addresses graphical issues, enables multiplayer destruction derby, fixes 5.1 sound not working on some setups, force feedback problems, and a few other fixes and tweaks. Read more for download links ...

'Citizen Sage' (PS3/Xbox2) Revealed

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Through an interview over at C&VG Lorne Lanning revealed that Oddworld Inhabitants is already working on an all new IP Citizen Sage. Currently developing Oddworld Stranger's Wrath for EA, the new title will be set in the near future and deal with current issues like "martial law and the diminishment of civil liberties." Citizen Sage is under development for current as well as next gen consoles, no release date is mentioned.

'Football Manager 2005' - v5.0.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sports Interactive has released a new path for its football management simulation Football Manager 2005. This update brings your retail game to v5.0.2 and it fixes lots of bugs and tunes the game more realistic like the player position bug. The patch is save game compatible, but to get the full out of it, start a new game. Read more for download links ...

'Geneforge 3' Officially Announced

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 8:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spiderweb Software announces the upcoming release of Geneforge 3, their newest fantasy epic with a science fiction twist. In Geneforge 3, you can explore strange, hostile lands, choose which side you will fight for, and, as always, make your own horde of completely obedient mutant monsters.

'Runaway 2' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 8:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there has not yet been any official announcement, it is no secret that Pendulo Studios is working on a followup to last year's hit title Runaway: A Road Adventure. Being the sequel we can expect Runaway 2 to be similar as its predecessor, an adventure game with 3D characters with a cartoon look and high-impact visual features that include 2D and 3D in an unmatchable style.

'COPS 2170: The Power of Law' Goes Gold

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First, Game Factory Interactive and MiST land - South are pleased to announce that the colorful hybrid of tactical strategy and RPG elements, COPS 2170: The Power of Law, has gone gold. Release is scheduled for the end of January, 2005.

'Conflict: Global Terror' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 7:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCi Games today announced the title of the next game in the Conflict series, 'Conflict: Global Terror,' due for release in autumn 2005. Developed by Pivotal Games, 'Conflict: Global Terror' is set in the very near future and focuses on the increasing threat of terrorism gripping the World.

'Unity' (NGC) Gets Canned

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 2:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lionhead Studios and Jeff Minter have come to a mutual decision to cancel their collaborative project Unity with immediate effect. Unity was a fabulous journey through a succession of beautiful abstract 3D spaces, with gameplay varying in tempo, from fast paced shooting to a more gentle progression. Read more for details ...

Excalibur Signs 'Space Rangers 2: Dominators' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Space Rangers 2 is a mix of intense space RPG laced with 3D RTS action planetside. 200 years after the first chapter of Space Rangers, a new, even more dangerous threat arises in the galaxy. A key planet in producing war androids has become self-aware with their own intellect and force of will, bent on conquering the galaxy one planet at a time.

'StarShift' - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 1:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

StarShift is a turn-based online strategy game which takes place in a fictional universe. Each game can host up to 40 players simultaneously, and there are no limits to the amount of players on any given server. StarShift is a twisted game where you can back-stab your allies, corrupt your enemies and mess with everybody else!

GBA Review - 'Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 1:41 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

TY the Tasmanian Tiger 2 picks up where the original popular action platform game left off. The cast of characters from Down Under has grown, and so has the action! Evil Boss Cass has broken out of Currawong Jail and hatched a plan to take over the world with an army of Uber Reptiles. It's up to our boomerang-wielding hero, TY, and his newly formed team of Burramudgee Bush Rescue mates to stop him!

'WWII Tank Commander' Gets Patton's Vanguard Chapter

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Merscom LLC today announced an agreement with book publishers McFarland & Company for inclusion of a chapter from their book "Patton's Vanguard: The United States Army Fourth Armored Division" in Merscom's upcoming military arcade-style action game for PC, "WWII Tank Commander."

'Banjo Pilot' (GBA) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take control of Banjo, Kazooie, and other characters from the beloved Banjo-Kazooie franchise in one of the most visually stunning, well-tuned racing experiences ever to come to Game Boy Advance. Soar through the skies in custom vehicles, racing on tracks filled with power-ups, obstacles, and more. Up here, the air is Rare!

'NBA Street Vol 3' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring NBA legends, today's top stars, and original characters from past editions, NBA Street Vol 3 reaches new heights by making over-the-top, larger-than-life moves even bigger in this action-packed, arcade-style game. Customize your baller, build courts from the ground up, throw one down in an all-new dunk contest and go online to put your reputation to the test.

Xbox Review - 'GoldenEye: Rogue Agent'

by Geson Hatchett on Dec. 10, 2004 @ 12:24 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.