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Spike TV Announces Winners of 'Video Game Awards 2004'

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 10:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Winners in 24 categories were announced tonight during the telecast of Spike TV "Video Game Awards 2004." Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" was the big winner of the second annual awards, taking home four "Vector Monkey" trophies. Read more for details and all award winners...

Yahoo! Acquires 'All Seeing Eye'

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 10:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today Yahoo and GameSpot announced a collaborative deal wherein Gamespot will provide content for the Yahoo! Games channel. The most important part of the announcement was the fact that Yahoo! seems to have bought ASE (All Seeing Eye), an alternative to Gamespy's ingame server browser. "Yahoo! Games also announced the hiring of Patrick Ford and Thom Kozik, both from All-Seeing Eye. Inc. Ford will serve as director of video games products and Kozik will head business development. The deal will also integrate the eponymous game browser from All-Seeing Eye. All-Seeing Eye allows gamers to save buddy lists and to connect with each other when playing online multiplayer games."

'Half-Life 2' Gets Steamy Update #3

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 10:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding yet another Half-Life 2 update that optimizes the Half-Life 2/Steam filesystem to reduce game launch and level transition time, as well as 2 minor Source SDK tweaks and a few fixes to Steam itself. Read more for details ...

'Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 7:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is an eagerly anticipated first-person horror adventure based on the award winning RPG from Chaosium that in turn is based on the writings of the acclaimed American horror author H. P. Lovecraft...Some new screens showing just how dark some of those corners are.

'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury' - Update Patch #1 Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 7:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has released the first patch for Zombie Studios' FPS Shadow Ops: Red Mercury. This versionless patch addresses multiplayer compatibility between US and European editions, as well as a minor fix for VIP. There is a seperate patch for the regular Win32 and the AMD 64bit optimized versions. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 4:55 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 :

  • Fired Up [PSP] - Trailer
  • Football [PSP] - Trailer
  • Formula One [PSP] - Trailer
  • MediEvil [PSP] - Trailer
  • Ridge Racer [PSP] - Trailer
  • The Settlers: Heritage of Kings - Trailer #5
  • Super Army War [GBA] - Trailer
  • Will of Steel - Trailers (2)

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

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 4:39 p.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.

'Gothic III' Officially Announced - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 2:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions continues its successful cooperation with the German developer Piranha Bytes by publishing one of the most spectacular titles of the coming year: Gothic III, the third part of the legendary RPG saga. Read more to check out the first screen..

'RPM Tuning' (PS2/Xbox) Also Coming to PC - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 2:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Get behind the wheel and be ready to live numerous driving experiences in Los Angeles; choose your car to be fully customized: add loads of new tuning elements either on the body or in the mechanics of your car. Thus its behavior will change and evolve providing you with an always in-evolution sensation and appropriation feeling of your car. Once on the streets, drive freely wherever you want! Read more for a first PC specific screens ...

'Sentinel: Descendants in Time' Clocks into Stores

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 2:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that Sentinel: Descendants in Time, a thrilling real-time 3D Sci-Fi "Mind Game" Adventure, is available now for Windows at retailers across North America.

'Chaos League: Sudden Death' Announced

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 2:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The official Chaos League website has been updated with an announcement that Cyanide is working on an expansion for its sports/RTS game, titled Sudden Death. "The Chaos League Expansion Pack will be going under the name of "Sudden Death" and will provide Chaos League with not only a whole host of improvements but also the possibility of three new races to play as. Chaos League: Sudden Death is penciled in for a Summer 2004 launch in the UK."

'Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 1:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, fans follow the Baudelaire orphans as their luck goes from awfully bad to incredibly worse. Based on the popular book series and the upcoming movie starring Jim Carrey, this treacherous tale allows players to experience the eccentric adventures of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire. Activision has released a demo allowing you to try out this recently released action/adventure game.

'Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder' - v1.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV has released the first patch for Nival's WW2 RTS Blitzkrieg expansion pack 'Rolling Thunder.' This update brings your retail game to v1.3 and adds multiplayer support through LAN and Internet (direct IP), but no multiplayer compatibility with the original Blitzkrieg game (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'SuperPower 2' - v1.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games has released the first patch for Golem Labs' global domination strategy 'SuperPower 2.' This patch brings your retail game to v1.3 and fixes the major problems reported by fans and also adds interesting new features like the trade system. This version of the patch is for the Canadian and US editions of the game.

'Kessen III' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Kessen series melded two elements, ‘game’ and ‘drama’ together into grand epics that have won the acclaim of critics and consumers worldwide. The appeal of commanding one side of an epic clash between two great armies and the awe of watching dramatic events unfold across spectacular vistas are what the Kessen series is all about. Kessen III will be considered the game that redefined the Kessen series.

Stardock Releases Free 'Galactic Civilizations: Altarian Prophecy' Campaign

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 10:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stardock Entertainment has released a free campaign for users of the expansion pack to its award-winning strategy game, Galactic Civilizations. The campaign, called "Prelude to War," sets the back story for Galactic Civilizations II which is due out at the end of next year.

'Retro Atari Classics' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari will revisit the roots of modern video games with a contemporary spin with its upcoming Retro Atari Classics for the Nintendo DS. The game, expected to be available in March 2005, will reinvent 10 classic Atari titles with fresh graphics provided by world renowned graffiti artists. The game will also take advantage of all Nintendo DS innovations, including dual screen gameplay, touch screen controls, and wireless play.

Majesco to Publish 'Phantom Dust' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco today announced Phantom Dust, an action/strategy game developed by Microsoft Games Studios Japan, which will be available this winter for exclusive play on the Xbox.

'Yoshi's Touch & Go' (NDS) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 7:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Yoshi's Touch & Go you must protect Baby Mario and escort him to safety. The game switches between vertical action levels, in whujc you draw clouds to safeguard Baby Mario, and horozontal side-scriolling levels, where you, by means of the stylus, must look out for Yoshi himself. Yoshi's Touch & Go will also feature two-player wireless play. Read more for some new screens ...

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow Of Chernobyl' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 7:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more.

'Tortuga: Pirate's Revenge' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 7:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pirate's Revenge is a game which focuses on true pirate determination and action, with a strong and rewarding story line. Trade elements feature as a way of restocking your ship with cannons and ammunition, or for offloading booty from your recent plundering activities. Read more for some new screens ...

'Star Wars: Battlefront' (Xbox) - Update Patch Coming

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts has announced that it is working on a patch for the Xbox edition of Pandemic's Star Wars: Battlefront. The developers revealed that they are just about done working on the XBox update, but due to the holidays, wont be released until early January. The Xbox Live patch will address various issues, an new map (Jabba's Palace) but maybe most important is the increase player capabilities to 32 players (the host should have a at LEAST a 1.5Mbit upload/download ability). Read more for detailed fix list ...

'Neverwinter Nights: SoU & HoU' - v1.65 Patches Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bioware has released the final patch for their 3D role-playing game Neverwinter Nights, and both its addons Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.65 and fixes various issues and crashes, as well as several game balancing tweaks. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Dynasty Warriors 5' (PS2) Announced

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI Ltd today announced the development of Dynasty Warriors 5 for the PlayStation 2. Dynasty Warriors 5 marks the next full instalment of the Tactical Action series that has constantly won praise from consumers and critics across the globe.

PC Review - 'Return to Mysterious Island'

by Gordy Wheeler on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Return to Mysterious Island, a puzzle/adventure game is based on the novel by Jules Verne, follows Mina, a strong young woman alone on a round-the-world sailing expedition. Caught in a tremendous storm, she becomes stranded on the shores of a wild and apparently uninhabited island. As she explores her new surroundings, she uncovers artifacts, living spaces and technologies left behind by the people who came before her to this uncharted island.

'Still Life' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 1:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microids is working on an all new murder/adventure game "Still Life." Using an updated Syberia engine, "Still Life" lets you play the role of FBI agent Victoria McPherson. Situated in Chicago, you are on the heels of a serial killer, much like your grandfather did 60 years earlier in Prague (Microids' Post Mortem). By means of flashbacks and timewarps, you will travel to locations like Eastern Europe to interrogate suspects, or North America, to scrutinize dead bodies.

Gamecube Review - 'Call of Duty: Finest Hour'

by Agustin on Dec. 14, 2004 @ 12:56 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The newest installment in the award-winning Call of Duty series, Call of Duty: Finest Hour takes console players to the frontlines of combat to experience the cinematic intensity, chaos of battle and epic moments of World War II across new campaigns across the North African, Western and Eastern Fronts.