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'Call of Duty: United Offensive' - Map Pack Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 6:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has released a Call of Duty: United Offensive Map Pack contains 8 new maps: 2 brand new, original United Offensive maps (mp_peaks and mp_streets, and 6 Call of Duty maps updated to support the Capture The Flag and Domination game modes. Read more for download links ...

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v1.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 5:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has released the first patch for Troika's RPG Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines. This update brings your retail game to v1.2 and addresses a number of known issues, including fixes for the Society of Leopold quest, keys and keycards disappearing, the use of Protean (Level 5) and Fortitude at the same time, and various other gameplay updates. Read more for details and download links ...

Vivendi Passes On 'Hoyle' Brand to Encore

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 4:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

VU Games today announced an agreement with Encore which includes the assignment of the Hoyle games license and a worldwide perpetual license for certain family entertainment software content and technology.

Minor Featured In 'The Guy Game' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Sues Take 2

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 3:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cox Newspaper is reporting that a teenage girl who was photographed topless, apparently during Spring Break at South Padre Island, is now one of the topless image prizes in The Guy Game. The problem is, the girl was 17 when she was photographed, and is now suing Take 2, Sony and Microsoft as she claims she did not give consent.

'Armies of Exigo' - v1.2b Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 2:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts has released the first patch for Black Hole Games' 3D RTS Armies of Exigo. This update brings your retail game to v1.2b and adds some optimizations, varous crash and bug fixes and other enhancements. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Ford Racing 3' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ford Racing 3 is being developed by Empire's award-winning Razorworks Studios and will allow gamers to "drive" 47 Ford vehicles, ranging from futuristic concept cars to classic cars, as well as off-road vehicles and pure-bred track racers. This demo lets you race 1 track for 2 laps in a random car. Read more for download links ...

'Nanobreaker' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 12:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nanobreaker, developed by Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi, is a fast-paced 3D action game in which the main character wields a powerful, shape-shifting Plasma Blade to defend mankind from deadly nanomachines. Read more for new screens ...

'FIFA Street' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 12:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'FIFA Street' is a combination of arcade action blended with the culture of freestyle street football. By removing the rules from the simulation football experience, 'FIFA Street' exposes the heart of the world's beautiful game, on-the-ball flare and individual style.

'Oddworld Stranger's Wrath' (Xbox) - Official Website Launched

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Oddworld Stranger's Wrath combines first and third-person gameplay with familiar Oddworld elements and an all-new engine to deliver a unique gameplay experience. Set to award-winning visuals, players will be moved by the complex and inspiring story as the Stranger comes to grips with his true nature in the hunt for the ultimate bounty. EA has just launched the official Oddworld Stranger's Wrath website with screens, game info and a few trailers...

'Stolen' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stolen is an ultra realistic, third person, stealth-based, action game based around a high-tech female thief. Along with innovative high-tech stealth/robbery game actions and events, Stolen also boasts some truly amazing technical and presentational features to give it a spectacular look that will captivate gamers.

'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Musical

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sammy Studios today announced that two award winning musicians will lend their musical talents to its upcoming game Darkwatch. Darkwatch will boast a cinematic musical score composed by Asdru Sierra and Mike Reagan.

'MoH Pacific Assault' - Multiplayer Demo #2 Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released a second multiplayer demo for its recent WW2 based FPS 'MoH Pacific Assault.' This demo contains the map from the first MP demo, Gifu, and now includes an all-new multiplayer map, Corregidor, that you won't even find in the retail version of the game! In addition, we have made some performance enhancements to smooth out the gameplay experience. Read more for download links ...

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 9:42 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.

'Enigma: Rising Tide' - Gold Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tesseraction Games has released a new patch for its naval combat sim Enigma: Rising Tide to bring all international editions of the game to the "Gold" version. This update adds all content that is in the Gold retail edition (except the soundtrack) and also adds the ability for you to create your own patrols and campaigns (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'Risk Your Life' Surpasses Players Milestone - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Planetwide Games announces that its game "Risk Your Life" – the First Fantasy Player vs. Player (PVP) MMORPG has just passed the 100,000 North American registered player milestone. Risk Your Life is the one of the hottest MMORPG's to be released in the video game industry in a very long time, with over 1.2 million players worldwide.

'Empire Earth 2' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Mad Doc Software and due for release in the first half of 2005, Empire Earth 2 will build upon the award-winning formula of its predecessor by adding features requested both by casual game players interested in a brief spin through history and by more hard core gamers who demand a real-time strategy game that will challenge them for dozens, if not hundreds, of hours.

'SWAT 4' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Irrational Games, SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five police officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. Read more for details and some new screens.

'Raze's Hell' (Xbox) Announced

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 5:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cutesy characters finally get their comeuppance as Majesco introduces Raze's Hell, a new third-person shooter developed by Artech Studios, available exclusively for the Xbox and is scheduled for spring of next year.

'Nintendo DS' Keeps Selling Strong

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 5:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The all new Nintendo DS is proving a huge hit in both the US and Japan, with retail sales in N. America alone having reached 1 million to date. In Japan, demand for the console is also huge and sell in has already hit 1 million units. All this within just weeks of launch! To meet the insatiable demand, Nintendo has increased total shipment figures to the US and Japan and now they will exceed 2.8 million by the end of 2004.

'Operation: Matriarchy' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 5:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In 'Operation: Matriarchy' you are a trooper of the government army sent with the expeditionary force to attack Velian. As you accomplish missions given to you at the headquarters, you get new opportunities in selection of weapons and military equipment. Each mission will also get you closer to the secret of the origin of the Velian anomaly of the human race.

'UEFA Champions League 2004-2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 4:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UEFA Champions League will offer soccer fans the opportunity to guide their chosen club from qualification anxiety through to big night glory, adding an element of the unexpected allowing lower league teams into the glamour world of European football. Throughout the game, players need to negotiate 50 unique and challenging on- and off-field missions successfully to take control of their UEFA Champions League destiny.

'SEGA Classics Collection' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 4:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA Classics Collection offers contemporary updates of nine arcade and console classics: Outrun, Golden Axe, Space Harrier, Columns, Fantasy Zone, Virtua Racer, Alien Syndrome, Monaco GP, and Bonanza Bros & Tant R. Re-live the thrill and excitement of the SEGA hits that changed the world of videogames. Now with enhanced graphics and sound for a superior gameplay experience.

PS2 Review - 'Pinball Hall of Fame'

by Hank on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 4:13 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Pinball Hall of Fame developers FarSight Studios worked closely with pinball experts from the Pinball Hall of Fame in addition to conducting their own extensive research. The result is a game that will provide players with the ultimate pinball experience with realistic physics, true-to-life graphics and sounds captured directly from the actual tables.

'SRS: Street Racing Syndicate' Coming To Europe - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hip Games announced today that it has signed the Europe distribution rights to Namco's high octane racing game SRS: Street Racing Syndicate, which is being developed by Eutechnyx Ltd.

'Virtua Quest' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 3:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Virtua Quest is a 3D Action/RPG that features both core RPG elements (exploration, treasure gathering and character development) and a strong fighting component. Read more for screens ...

PC Review - 'Alexander'

by Seth Hall on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 3:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Alexander you will fight real-time battles using formations, combat and authentic military tactics, while commanding vast armies in foreign lands. Blood will be spilled on the battlefield and honor will be put to the test, as a combination of courage and strategy will determine the victor.

'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' (PS2) - Cheat Codes

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 3:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets. Rockstar sent us a bunch of cheat codes, people say cheaters never win, well, they can at least have fun!

Electronic Arts Increases Offer to Buy Digital Illusions

by Judy on Dec. 21, 2004 @ 3:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA confirmed its decision to change one of the conditions for the offer to the shareholders of Digital Illusions CE AB (DICE) and to extend the acceptance period from Dec 16th until January 20, 2005. DICE's Board of Directors recommends its shareholders to accept the offer.