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'Shadow Tower: Abyss' (PS2) Cancelled

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 11:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Agetec's Mark 'Duhrin' Johnson revealed on the official Agetec forum that From Software's upcoming horror/FPS "Shadow Tower: Abyss" has been rejected by SCEA's (Sony Computer Entertainment America) Quality Control department and therefor is now cancelled. According to Johnson, reason for the thumbs down was the poor graphics and the fact that there was no market for this type of game in North America. Metro3D might still release 'Shadow Tower: Abyss' in Europe. If you want to read more about it then head on over to Agetec's forum.

'Desert Combat Extended' - Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 8:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Desert Combat eXtended' is a mod for a mod, believe it or not. The DCX team has released their latest v7.1 to be compatible with the latest Desert and BF1942 v1.6. This DCX 7 adds the new exocet anti-ship Missle, Deployable Sniper Bush(camo), Dismounted Deployable weapons TOW,MG and plenty other things. Read more for download links ...

'MVP Baseball 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 6:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Step up to the plate and master the true art of hitting with MVP Baseball 2004. An all-new hitting model allows for complete user control over all swing types as well as signature cuts from the game's best sluggers. Featuring rich new presentation, realistic player models, enhanced animations, and an immersive audio experience, MVP Baseball 2004 takes you out to the ballgame like never before. Check out 26 new screens and some trailers...

Xbox Announces 'If You Ruled the Gaming World' Contest

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 5:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

What does the future of gaming look like? What are your hopes, dreams and fears? Do you wish you could influence game developers’ decisions, but feel powerless to do so? Microsoft’s “If You Ruled the Gaming World” contest gives you the power to change gaming forever. Tell us what games would be like if you ruled the world and be heard by the biggest developers and publishers in the business. Read more for details ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 4:33 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 :

  • Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps - Trailer
  • Onimusha 3 - Intro Movie
  • All-Star Baseball 2005 - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Perimeter' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Perimeter is a real-time strategy game built on the concept of territory seizure using detailed terraforming and on the subsequent encircling of these zones with a special protective perimeter. The game combines proven principles of controlling resources and unit groups with titles featuring a clear-cut seizure of living space. Read more for some new screens ...

Turbine Entertainment Opens New Office

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Turbine Entertainment Software Corp. today announced it has opened a new studio in Santa Monica, Calif. The new facility will better position Turbine to work with important west coast publishers and Asia/Pacific business development.

'La Pucelle: Tactics' (PS2) Coming In May - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Interactive entertainment publisher, Mastiff LLC announced today that they will be publishing another of Nippon Ichi Software Inc’s great tactical RPGs, La Pucelle: Tactics, exclusively for the PlayStation2 in early May 2004. La Pucelle uses a similar battle system to the 2003 award-winning game, Disgaea, also a Nippon Ichi Software title. Read more for details and screens ...

Mythic Entertainment Announces "Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers"

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment announced “Dark Age of Camelot: New Frontiers,” a free downloadable expansion that reinvents the game’s unique Realm vs. Realm combat system, where player characters from the game’s three different Realms engage in life and death struggles across numerous battlegrounds, keeps and through the expansive frontier areas. Mythic plans to make “New Frontiers” available in Q2 2004.

'All-Star Baseball 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

All-Star Baseball 2005 is the most realistic baseball simulation that’s easier and more fun to play. All-Star Baseball 2005 is packed with exclusive feature innovations and online head-to-head play plus the deepest franchise mode of any baseball video game. Last week we took a look at how the introduction of FielderCam is going to give a whole new feel to the way gamers will play defense in ASB ’05. This week we’re going to take a look at how the offense has been beefed up in this year’s version of All-Star Baseball.

'Chrome' - MP Patch & Updated MP Demo

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Techland has released a new MP patch for their sci-fi shooter Chrome. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.2.0.0 and adds a few new maps, HUD changes, switchable positions in vehicles and a few other tweaks. Strategy First wants to express the fact this patch is NOT for North American versions of the game, that patch will come later. Techland has also released a new MP demo with 5 maps (3 new maps), which is also compatible with the retail version of the game. Read more for details & download links ...

'Breakdown' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its unique first person fighting/shooter game, Breakdown, has gone gold. Exclusively for the Xbox, Breakdown is scheduled to reveal its mysterious plot and sneak onto store shelves on March 16, 2004.

'Kreed: Battle for Savitar' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eventhough Burut's FPS Kreed is not available in most English speaking countries yet, they are already hard at work on a add-on titled Kreed: Battle for Savitar. Not much info is available, so these new screens will have to do for now ...

BAM! Entertainment Acquires VIS Entertainment

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BAM! Entertainment today announced that it has agreed terms to acquire VIS entertainment plc ("VIS"), a Scottish developer of interactive entertainment software products, and SOE Development Limited ("SOED"), a company set up to fund the development of State of Emergency 2, one of VIS' key properties.

'Sacred' Goes Gold In Germany

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 8:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ASCARON Entertainment has announced that the German edition of their RPG game Sacred has reached Gold Master status and that it will be available in stores (in Germany only we assume) February 27th. Encore is the North American distributor for Sacred, and it is expected to go gold soon in the next few weeks as well.

'Conan: The Dark Axe' (NGC/PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 8:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black-haired and sullen-eyed, a thief, a reaver, a slayer. The legends that surround his name, speak of the world before history, where shadows of magic and dark alien gods shrouded the known world and the fate of whole empires were dependent on the strength and skills of a single sword. And this is one of those legends. Conan is a 3rd person action game, with few elements of RPG and adventure. The game is divided into chapters, each chapter with different environments and creatures. Each chapter contains several levels. Read more for some new screens ...

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 8:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Unreal Tournament 2004 is the next evolution of the greatest competitive computer game ever created," said Jean-Philippe Agati, senior vice president and general manager of Atari's Los Angeles studio. "The addition of new modes, mods and maps as well as the controllable land-, air- and space-based vehicles, means Unreal fans are getting an entirely new experience featuring devastating vehicular combat and wide scale warfare." Check out some new screens ...

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 2:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' will bring back more of the single-player intrigue that made the original game a bestseller. With exciting new action scenes and a strong cinematic feel, the player will experience new and even more realistic surroundings. Building on Ubi Soft's strong commitment to online gaming, Pandora Tomorrow will the be the first stealth game ever to feature multiplayer online missions allowing several players to simultaneously share Sam Fisher's shadowy world of espionage. Read more for some new screens...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PS2 Review - 'AirForce Delta Strike'

by Thomas Leaf on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Strap in and take off. The latest addition to the successful AirForce Delta franchise flies onto the Sony PlayStation2 this fall with AirForce Delta Strike. Join a cast of highly skilled pilots and get lost in this gripping universe with multiple endings and non-stop action. AFDS flies into uncharted territory with its unique brand of action flight combat, interplanetary missions, compelling characters and intense futuristic storyline.

GBA Review - 'Sonic Battle'

by Agustin on Feb. 18, 2004 @ 12:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

"Sonic Battle" brings furious combat action to the Game Boy Advance, as Sonic and his friends set out to determine which one of them is really the best fighter! Choose from eight characters such as Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. Choose the arena, set the rules, customize your special attacks, and then engage in non-stop battles.