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'Gates of Troy' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 9:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Slitherine and MAtrix Games have released an updated demo for their strategy game Gates of Troy. The new demo gives you three campaigns to play, along with three tutorial missions, and over 100 turns to experience them. This is over three times the content of the original Gates of Troy demo and will help show off the depth of the game. Enjoy battles, empire and city building, and historical accuracy in a turn based title that includes 3D tactical battles.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 5:43 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 :

  • Jade Empire - Trailer
  • Tenchu: Fatal Shadows - Trailer
  • MetalWolf Chaos - Trailer

'Call of Duty' and 'CoD: United Offensive' - Update Patches Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 5:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has released new patches for Grey Matter's WW2 based FPS Call of Duty and its expansion pack 'United Offensive'. The Call of Duty patch brings your retail game to v1.5 while the United Offensive will become v1.51. This CoD v1.50 adds a new multiplayer map (mp_tigertown) and a slew of new features and multiplayer enhancements, while the CoD:UO v1.51 addresses various singleplayer AI issues and over two dozen multiplayer enhancements. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Counter-Strike Source' Gets Steamy Update #4

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 4:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding yet another update, this time not for HL2 but its multiplayer component, Counterstrike Source, and the Source Engine itself. Most notable is the addition of a new map for CSS, de_prodigy. Read more for details ...

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

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 4:45 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 new screens ...

'Dawn of War' - v1.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 3:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has released a new patch for Relic's 3D RTS Dawn Of War. This update brings your retail game to v1.2 and features 2 new multiplayer maps, as well as a few multiplayer fixes. Both the Seer Council Conceal Ability and the Chaos Taint Ability have been adjusted. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ......

'Aura: Fate Of The Ages' - v1.04 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 3:56 p.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 v1.04 but no details as to what it addresses are provided at this point. Read more for download links ..

'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' (Xbox) Announced

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 2:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is pleased to announce that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is making its way to the Xbox. Developed by world-class designers Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for the Xbox and PC will be in stores in North America on June 7th, 2005 and in Europe on June 10th, 2005.

'Red Ninja: End of Honor' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 2:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Ninja: End of Honor is an action-adventure title, developed by Tranji, which will feature a variety of innovative game-play features blending action, adventure, stealth, seduction and fighting. These elements have been placed in a historical Japanese environment with an event-driven story written by famed Japanese feature film director, Shinsuke Sato.

Artifact Ent. Assets Purchase Court Approved

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Honorable Sarah Curley, Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona yesterday approved the Tulga Games’ bid to purchase the assets of Artifact Ent, the developer of multiplayer online role-playing game Horizons: Empire of Istaria.

'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' - Developer Q&A

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

JoWooD's Stargate SG-1: The Alliance is the spectacular interactive game expereince that puts players in the action packed universe of the Stargate SG-1 TV series. Jowood sent us a pre-canned Q&A, but nontheless a very interesting read with plenty of new info.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' Gets Dated - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment today announced that Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars, the sequel to their critically acclaimed real-time strategy title, Cossacks: European Wars, is in development and is slated to ship worldwide for the PC in April 2005.

LucasArts Expands 'Star Wars Galaxy' Development Team

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts and Sony Online have made the joint decision to increase the investment in the game development team. LucasArts and SOE are adding more people to all parts of the development team including production, project management, programming, design, art, community and QA. Over 20 new people are being added to the SWG team this month. Read the full newsblurb over at the official SWG website...

'Playboy: The Mansion' (PS/Xbox/PC) Soundtrack Announced

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ARUSH Publishing, in conjunction with Groove Games, today announced that the highly anticipated multi-platform video game release, "Playboy: The Mansion," will feature a diverse soundtrack including music from more than 40 artists. Players can select from eight different stations ranging from hip-hop to rock to house music, setting the mood at their virtual Playboy Mansion.

Soldner: Secret Wars - Building SDK Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 11:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wing Simulations has released a Building SDK for its military multiplayer shooter Soldner: Secret Wars, allowing you to create your own buildings for Soldner: Secret War’s. This package includes a detailed Tutorial, 3d Studio Max Plugins, some example files, one Testmap and the documentation. Read more for download links ...

'NFL Street 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

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

'NFL Street 2' has been completely redesigned and reinvented challenging players to change the way the game is played. In addition to several new game modes, EA-Tiburon has added a whole new dimension to the game with interactive wall moves and style catches. 'NFL Street 2' will be online for Xbox Live as well as the PS2.

'The Settlers: Heritage Of Kings' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released the English demo for Blue Byte 3D RTS game 'Settlers: Heritage Of Kings.' featuring a tutorial and one single player mission. Fans will enjoy fully animated 3D technology and enhanced gameplay features, but still be able to relive the experience that makes the Settlers series such a big hit. Read more for download links ...

'Blitz: Playmakers' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 8:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway announced today the development of Blitz: Playmakers, a new, unlicensed videogame exposing the harsh realism and troubling, behind-the-scenes stories of a fictional professional football league. Blitz: Playmakers has been in development at Midway's Chicago studio for the past year in collaboration with a writer from ESPN's controversial "Playmakers" TV series.

'Hearts of Iron 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 7:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hearts of Iron 2 presents tons of new features including a redesigned map and interface, updated battle mechanics, re-worked technology tree, fine-tuned diplomacy and trade system as well as gameplay details like co-operative multiplayer. To commemorate the 60th year Anniversary of the Ardennes offensive on Dec 16, 1944, Paradox Interactive has released a demo for its strategy game Hearts of Iron 2. This demo features the Ardennes offensive battle scenario. Read more for download links ...

Codemasters Releases Commodore 64 Classic

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 3:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Put yourself in a spin with Codemasters' Christmas gift – an egg-shell-hen-t bit of retro fun: the complete Commodore 64 edition of Treasure Island Dizzy from way back in 1988!

'The Saga of Ryzom' Chapter 2 Released

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nevrax announced the release of the next chapter in the ever-evolving massively multiplayer online role-playing game The Saga of Ryzom.

PC Preview - 'GTR: The Ultimate Racing Game'

by Paul Reith on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 1:56 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

SimBin Development Team is nearing completion of the first ever official racing game based on the FIA GT racing series. GTR – The Ultimate Racing Game represents the most intense and immersive racing experience ever to grace a PC or games console. GTR is scheduled to ship in North America in late Q1, 2005 for the PC.

'Starshatter' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Destroyer Studios have released a new demo for its space sim Starshatter, which includes the training campaign, Operation Live Fire, and the first five days of the first dynamic campaign, Operation Highland, along with a few single missions and a few multiplayer missions that can be enjoyed entirely for free.

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 1:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline.

PS2 Review - 'Fight Club'

by Agustin on Dec. 16, 2004 @ 1:02 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Fight Club, a "no-holds-barred" fighting game, will portray the brutality of street fighting while encompassing the action and story elements from the movie with intense visuals, untraditional moves, and bare-knuckle destruction. If only the game was half as good as the mvie ...