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'X²: The Return' Gets Delayed - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 11:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DeepSilver announced today that Egosoft's space sim addon X²: The Return will not meet its February release deadline and postponed it until a more vague Q2 2005 date. No explenation for the delay has been given by either publisher or developer, but they did release some new screens, so read more to check them out ...

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

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 10:50 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 Nashorn bonus map 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 ...

'The Punisher' - v1.10 Demo Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 3:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has released a patch for the recent The Punisher singleplayer demo. This update adds a mouse sensitivity slider, adresses a framerate issue as well as a few other graphical problems in Volition's action game based on the Marvel comic book. Read more for download links ...

'Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity' (PS2) Coming To The U.S. - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 3:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The strategy role-playing game from Japan, Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity, is coming to North America for the PlayStation 2, courtesy of Atlus U.S.A. Read more for details, screens and trailer ...

'SWG: Jump to Lightspeed' Gets New Content

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 2:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Just six weeks after a very successful launch, the developers of Star Wars Galaxies have announced that over 30 new missions have been added to Jump to Lightspeed, the game’s new space component. Also announced is the addition of another multi-passenger ship to the already over 20 craft in game, the M22-T Krayt Gunship. With the M22-T, Privateers Pilots, the Han Solos of the sky are now able to enter battle with a friend acting as a defensive gunner. Read more for details ...

'UFO: Aftershock' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 2:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UFO: Aftershock follows directly from one of the endings of UFO: Aftermath, where the player agrees to hand over the Earth to the Alien scientists, who are trying to change the planet into a giant living organism. The Council of Earth and their followers take refuge on an orbiting satellite prepared for them by the aliens, but not all the survivors of the original invasion where re-located.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 1:50 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 :

  • The Unseelie - Trailer
  • 25 to Life - Trailer

'Tekken 5' (PS2) Bonus Mode Revealed - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announced details today about TEKKEN’s bonus mode in its PS2 exclusive fighting franchise title TEKKEN 5. The action-based game mode allows players to enjoy the distinct game play with use of renewed control mechanics. TEKKEN 5 is scheduled for a North American release in Q1 of 2005. Read more for new screeny goodness ...

'Juiced' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Dated

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ announced that its racing game Juiced, which it acquired from the now defunct Acclaim, is anticipated for release in May 2005 on PlayStation2, Xbox and on PC.

'Darkfall' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 10:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Darkfall is a next generation Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game that combines real-time action and real-time strategy in a fantasy setting. Read more for some new screens ...

'Splinter Cell' Going to the Movies...

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today, Paramount announced that it has acquired the film rights to Tom Clancy's video game Splinter Cell and hired Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights) to direct. Variety says Berg is writing the script along with Splinter Cell game writer J.T. Petty and John J. McLaughlin (Man of the House). Paramount said the movie is aimed at combining the game's blend of stealth action with a "dynamic, original" character. Whether Michael Ironside will be playing Sam Fisher (he does the voice in all the games) has not yet been announced ...

'Playboy: The Mansion' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 10:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In 'Playboy: the Mansion' you step into the virtual slippers of world-famous Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner, building Playboy Magazine and the Playboy Mansion into dynamic cultural icons. "Playboy: The Mansion" is scheduled to ship January 25th, 2005.

'Battlefield 2' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with over 100 players in some of the largest online battles on the PC.

'The Incredible Hulk' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced the development of The Incredible Hulk for the PlayStation2, Xbox and GameCube. Developed by Radical Games, creators of the critically-acclaimed The Simpsons: Hit & Run, the new action/adventure game will feature the ultimate in destructible environments, an awesome Hulk-powered ability to weaponize any object and a massive free-roaming, fully interactive world.

'Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory will offer a high adrenaline experience thanks to never seen before close range attacks, a totally open level design, a completely immersive and interactive environment, and challenging advanced AI. Check these new screens...

'Pro Rugby Manager 2' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 7:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Offering over 40 fully-licensed and faithfully replicated club and national teams, players can tinker with tactics, formation, line-up and training before each match. During the game, Pro Rugby Manager 2 displays each bone-crunching tackle, each heart-in-mouth drop kick and every maddening pass and dash to the try-line in such glorious, motion-captured detail, it rivals anything TV coverage can offer.

'Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 7:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition is the third installment in the Midnight Club racing franchise. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition will be available for the PS2/Xbox and is expected to hit retail shelves this holiday season. Read more for some new screens & trailer ...

'Resident Evil 4' (NGC) Gets European Release Date

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare for the scare of your life as Capcom's Gamecube exclusive survival horror Resident Evil 4 launches on 18th March 2005. This latest incarnation will join 14 previous Resident Evil titles, which have so far sold over 25 million copies world-wide.

'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 4:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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, which is scheduled for release in late 2005 for all major platforms.

'Feel the Magic XY/XX' (NDS) Coming To Europe As 'Project Rub'

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 3:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA Europe today announced the release of its landmark, highly–stylised launch title for the Nintendo DS, Project Rub. With touch and blow games, Project Rub, developed by SONIC TEAM, utilises all that the Nintendo DS has to offer and is the perfect way to show off all the quirky elements that make it so exceptional.

'Area 51' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailers

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 3:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Area 51 is set in the U.S. government's most top-secret and secure facility located in the Nevada desert. Players take on the role of Lt. Nick Cross, a hazardous biological waste specialist sent to investigate. Read more for details, screens and trailers...

'Big Mutha Truckers 2' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 3:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Big Mutha Truckers 2 begins with Ma Jackson being taken into police custody for tax evasion. The only way she can win her case is by hiring Cousin Jacob, the most "fancy-talkin' legal fella" this side of Booger's Canyon. Players will be challenged to raise the cash needed to bribe jurors to let Ma off by trucking, trading, wheeling and dealing.

PC Review - 'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3'

by Reldan on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

RollerCoaster Tycoon features all-new 3-D graphics and the ability to virtually "ride the rides", but will also allow players to design amazing fireworks displays that can be choreographed to the music of their choice. In addition, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 also includes the ability to assign music to rides in the park, new realistic day and night cycles, a park lighting system and various weather effects.

'Dark Age of Camelot' Roundtable Roadtrip

by Judy on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment today announced the "Dark Age of Camelot" Roundtable Road Trip. The Roundtable Road Trip is a series of monthly fan gatherings throughout the US and Canada. Roundtable Road Trip events will be held in all corners of the U.S. from Seattle to Florida, and from California to New York. The Roundtable Road Trip kicks off January 22nd at the Web2Zone internet gaming center in New York City.

Gamecube Review - 'Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures'

by Thomas Wilde on Dec. 17, 2004 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Link's latest adventure starts as Vaati the wind sorcerer stirs trouble having been locked away long ago by the power of the Four-Sword. When Princess Zelda mysteriously goes missing, Link is tricked into releasing Vaati from his prison. Now our hero must use the power of the sword to split himself into four and once again lock Vaati away.