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'Tortuga: Pirate's Revenge' Announced

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 9:01 p.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 (thanks Blues). Read more for some minor details ...

'40,000: Dawn of War' Playable in Game Centers

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 8:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced that it has teamed up with iGames, North America's leading game center organization, to host a Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War LAN party this Saturday, December 4, at participating iGames Centers in the U.S. and Canada. The LAN party offers players a unique opportunity to play the game in a social environment.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 7:24 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 :

  • Stronghold 2 - Trailers (2)
  • Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay - Developer's Cut - Trailer

'Mario Party 6' (NGC) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 4:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Mario Party series returns with more of everything. In the single-player Story mode, Brighton and Twila – otherwise known as the sun and the moon – are embroiled in a bitter feud over who's more impressive. It’s up to Mario and his party-hearty cohorts to settle the spat and restore order to the cosmos. Multiplayer Party mode features more than 75 all-new mini-games and six game boards.

'Scratches' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 4:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Scratches is a gripping first-person mystery adventure game that will keep the players glued to their monitors, with its story full of breathtaking twists and surprises, until the final shocking revelation. Its combination of inventory based and deductive style puzzles carefully integrated with the storyline, along with the possibility to freely roam the house, will immerse the players in the haunting atmosphere.

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

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 4:09 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 Crystalline 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 ...

'Guild Wars' Beta Weekend Event Starts Today

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

ArenaNet and NCsoft announced today that their second Beta Weekend Event has begun a day early in order to accommodate the European and Asian players and giving them a full weekend of Guild Wars beta testing. All future Beta Weekend Events will commence on Friday mornings of the weekend in question.

'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 4' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced its plans to launch a new Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six opus on PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC during Spring 2005. The game is being developed by two of Ubisoft's award-winning studios: Red Storm Entertainment, the maker of the original Rainbow Six, & Ubisoft's Montreal Studios. Read more for details, the first 30 screens and even an in-game footage trailer.

'Psychotoxic' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 1:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Psychotoxic is a first person shooter with an exceptionally exciting story line. The setting is New York, in the year 2020. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse have caused terrible damage on Earth. The fourth horseman is now preparing for his return. Violence and aggression are increasing drastically. Humanity's last hope is protagonist Angie Prophet.

'Hunter Dan Bowfishing Survival Gauntlet' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 1:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Hunter Dan Bowfishing Survival Gauntlet you'll test your shooting and survival skills to the limits of life and death in the wilds! Fend off underwater man-eaters and angry headhunters as you escape from the tropical islands and journey down the Amazon. With over 50 species of swimming fish, slithering reptiles and stealthy predators to outsmart and arrow, you'll need every ounce of your archery shooting skills and outdoor survival savvy to come out the other end of this deadly gauntlet in one piece.

'King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact' (PS2) Coming To Europe

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ignition Entertainment announces The King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact is to come to Europe. This latest 3D iteration of SNK's most famous fighting franchise will be available with a bonus "Making of..." DVD in February '05, with a SRP of £39.99 for PlayStation 2.

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

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 10:23 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 ...

'Bet On Soldier' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill.

Nintendo DS Launches in Japan

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With long lines and huge excitement, the innovative new Nintendo DSTM launched today in Japan. Nintendo Co., Ltd., increased initial launch-day shipments of Nintendo DS in Japan to nearly 500,000 from 300,000 units to accommodate demand from Japanese consumers. Nintendo DS has sold more than 500,000 units since North America led the worldwide launch on Nov. 21.

'Ashen Empires' Keys Handed Over to Iron Will Games

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 7:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TKO Software announced today that it entered into an agreement whereby Iron Will Games of Austin, Texas will assume full operational responsibility for its MMOG (massively multiplayer on-line game) title, Ashen Empires.

Free MMO 'The Universal' Now Available

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 7:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Universal is a free, massively-multiplayer online game set in a virtual 3d universe of worlds owned and run by other players. Created by Games For May, an independent team of volunteers from the games industry, The Universal brings a totally unique approach to the popular massively-multiplayer gaming genre.

'Enthusia Professional Racing' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 7:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enthusia Professional Racing is a PS2 new racing game, developed by KCES, designed to bring all of the white-knuckle energy and thrill of car racing to life, Enthusia features groundbreaking gameplay mechanics, enhanced physics and pixel-perfect graphics to deliver an unprecedented racing experience.

'Pro Rugby Manager 2005' Changes Name to 'Pro Rugby Manager 2'

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 7:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Disappointed England rugby fans can today finally raise a smile, as Britsoft games publisher Digital Jesters announces a name change to Pro Rugby Manager 2005 – the latest-line up in its range of stunning sports management titles to Pro Rugby Manager 2.

'Sentinel: Descendants in Time' Goes Gold

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 7:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced Sentinel: Descendants in Time has gone gold. If you have no idea what this game is about, you may want to try out the demo.

'House Of The Dead III' Coming to PC - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 7:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA Europe today announced the forthcoming PC version of the third part in the House Of The Dead trilogy. This highly anticipated third chapter in the hit light gun series will be released for the PC in early February 2005. Read more for details and screens ...

'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' - Screens & Trailers

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 1:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Battle for Middle Earth utilizes the Generals game engine, and in the game, players can select from the different "good" or "evil" campaigns, where they will be given the freedom to command a variety of major armies from the films, each with their own distinct strengths and weaknesses. Check some screens from the official Prima strategy guide and 3 new trailers filled with ingame footage...

PS2 Preview - 'Champions: Return to Arms'

by The Six Billion Dollar Man on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Champions: Return to Arms combines the creative talent of Snowblind Studios with SOE's expertise in developing fantasy worlds to create a unique visual style, immersive storylines, and highly interactive worlds. Return to Arms introduces two new playable races, more character customization options, thousands of items, weapons and spells, beautifully detailed environments, and much more.

'Stalingrad' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stalingrad is a real-time strategy based on the modified Blitzkrieg engine. The game tells a story of one of the most dramatic periods of World War II and covers all major events from June 1942 till January 1943. The game consists out of two campaigns. During the first one players will lead the advancing German forces and after that will assume the role of a Soviet commander, whose aim is to liberate the city and smash the 6th Army of Wehrmacht...

PC Review - 'Pacific Fighters'

by Thomas Leaf on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 12:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Oleg Maddox's IL-2 series moves the setting from the Eastern front to the fierce combat of the Pacific theater. Allied fighters and bombers square off against the notorious air power of the Japanese empire. For the first time, a large variety of British aircraft will be included along with U.S. and Australian planes. Target enemy ships, vehicles, airfields, and a host of AI-controlled aircraft. Re-enact some of the most famous air battles of WWII in places like Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, and Iw

GBA Review - 'Shark Tale'

by Nathan Mourfield on Dec. 3, 2004 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

"Shark Tale" takes you on a new adventure as Oscar, a bigger-than-life fish working his way up the food chain, who becomes an unlikely hero as he searches for an easy path to fame and fortune. With a blend of original and film-inspired gameplay, players immerse themselves in a hip, underwater urban culture featuring the gritty environments of Reef City and funky tunes inspired by the film.