'SpellForce: The Order of Dawn' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 10:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encore and JoWooD have released a second demo for Phenomic's RTS/RPG game SpellForce: The Order of Dawn. This updated demo includes a game tutorial, a single-player mission (Farlorn's Hope) and two multiplayer maps (the new Whisperling Swamp, plus Ashvale from the first demo) that support up to four players. Read more for download links...

Neverwinter Nights: SoU & HoU - Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 10:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bioware has released the final patch for their 3D role-playing game Neverwinter Nights, and both its addons Shadows of Undrentide and Hordes of the Underdark. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.62 and adds the Sea Hag and Winter Sky skybox to game resources, fixes custom talk tables in multiplayer and a various other bugs. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Call Of Duty' - Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 8:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has released a new "beta" patch for Infinity Ward's WW2 based FPS Call Of Duty. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.3 and addresses several server list problems, a couple of exploits, a sniper rifle animation bug, and some balancing issues. Read more for a detailed list and download links ...

'Ninja Gaiden' (Xbox) Release Date Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 7:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tecmo officially announced today that the ship date for its eagerly anticipated new action title, Ninja Gaiden, for the Xbox will be Tuesday, March 2, 2004. Gaining an incredible amount of buzz since it was first shown on the E3 floor in 2002, the powerhouse title will ship out to retailers across the country in mass quantities, arriving on store shelves throughout the first week of March.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 6:41 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 :

  • WWX Rumble Rose - Trailer
  • Neo Contra - Trailer
  • Van Helsing - Trailer
  • Far Cry - 'Hammer' Trailer


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

'Red Dead Revolver' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 6:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Dead Revolver is a blazing third person gun slinging action game, fueled by a revenge driven storyline punctuated with humor. The arcade style gameplay blends seamlessly with the elements of the Wild West era. Full motion capture cutscenes fuel the cinematic ambition of the game. Red Dead Revolver is in development for PS2 & Xbox, expected release date: Spring 2004. Read more for some new screens...

'Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dawn of Destiny' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 5:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dawn of Destiny brings the world of the highly popular trading card game to Xbox owners. Featuring over 1,000 of the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dawn of Destiny seamlessly integrates the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game gameplay and rules with beautiful 3D monster battles. The game also features new duel modes including Link Duel Mode and Triple Duel Mode, where players' can test their skills against three duelists. Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dawn of Destiny is slated for a March 23 release date. Read more for some new screens...

'X-Files: Resist or Serve' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 5:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The X-FILES saga continues on Xbox and PS2 with three all new episodes linked together in one terrifying story. Playing as either Mulder or Scully, psychic clones, alien artifacts, sentient black oil, and cruel human experimentation provide the backdrop for a harrowing survival horror experience set in the X-FILES universe. Each episode was created by writers from the hit television show, and features the actual voices and likenesses of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, plus all the great X-FILES music and imagery. This terrifying game is authentic X-FILES! Read more for a new batch of screens ...

'Crash Bandicoot' & 'Spyro the Dragon' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 5:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier this week Vivendi Universal Games announced the next installments in the best-selling Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon videogame franchises. Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage and Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy are scheduled to ship on the GBA in second quarter 2004. For the first time, the two renowned characters will meet up in each other's respective adventures in these upcoming action platformers. Albany, New York based studio, Vicarious Visions, is developing the games. Read more to check out some screens ..

'Lords of the Realm III' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 5:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lords of the Realm III (Lords 3) is a real-time strategy game of historic medieval conquest that spans castle building, siege, politics, religion, and conquest. The game is set in the Middle Ages, between 850 AD and 1350 AD, and features authentic castle designs and characters. Various scenarios and campaigns encompass the British Isles, Germany, France, Normandy, Brittany, Flanders and Denmark. Read more for some new screens ...

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

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 5:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Ninja: End of Honor is an action-adventure title, developed by Tranji, a new studio formed by the Japanese developers New Corporation and Opus, 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. Red Ninja: End of Honor is expected for PS2 & Xbox. Read more for some new screens ...

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

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 1:59 p.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. Read more to check out some new screens and the "Trade & Prospect" trailers.

'Jak & Daxter 3' and 'Ratchet & Clank 3' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 1:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today that the popular and critically acclaimed Jak and Daxter and Ratchet & Clank series, created and developed by Naughty Dog, Inc., and Insomniac Games respectively, will return exclusively to the PlayStation2 in Fall 2004. Read more for details and the first screen for each title ...

'Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire' To Include Source Code - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First today announced great news for all Jagged Alliance fans. Due to the overwhelming response for Jagged Alliance 2: Wildfire, to be released in March 2004, SFI has decided to include the source code for JA2 in the Wildfire box. Read more for details & a few new screens...

'Second Sight' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 12:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Free Radical Design, developer of the highly successful and critically acclaimed TimeSplitters series announces their latest game, Second Sight. Combining an immersive thriller storyline with paranormal psychic abilities, stealthy exploration and intense shooter action "Second Sight" redefines the standards for action adventure narrative and gameplay. Read more for details & screens ...

'Carve' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 12:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive Software’s Global Star publishing division announced today that it has shipped CARVE for the Xbox to retail outlets nationwide. Featuring thrilling watercraft racing, the title includes Xbox Live compatibility, allowing up to eight players to battle it out across the waves online, as well as up to four-player split-screen action.

'Men of Valor: Vietnam' (PC/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 12:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Men of Valor: Vietnam is an historical action experience that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Combining the latest Unreal technology with the gameplay expertise of 2015, Men of Valor: Vietnam immerses the player in the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era. Read more for some new screens and ingame trailer ...

'Street Racing Syndicate' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SRS features the hottest rides on asphalt including real licensed vehicles ripped from the authentic world of street racing. The performance of these tricked-out street machines has been modeled realistically with lifelike physics and authentic damage effects that will thrust players into this high-speed world. From hot cars to beautiful girls, with booming bass, big bets and both sanctioned and illegal events, SRS is the only game that offers the rush of living in the world of true street racing. If it’s on the streets, it’s in the game!

'Gangland' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive today announced that the anticipated action game Gangland has gone gold and will ship to retail stores nationwide early March. Gangland has a MSRP of $49.99 and has been rated M for Mature. If you havent yet, read our Gangland preview ...

'Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy' - Siege map And Tutorials

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 11:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As a special thanks to everyone in the community for making Star Wars: Jedi Knight - Jedi Academy such a success, Raven Software has released a new multiplayer map for their sci-fi 3D action game Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. This Jedi Academy Destroyer Map is for Siege Gametype, also included are tools/tutorials to get the mod community on their way to create their own maps & vehicles. Read more for details and download links ...

'Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 10:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The official add-on Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon, throws you in even more dramatic battles of WWII. Burning Horizon offers a huge 18-missions-campaign around General Rommel, giving you the opportunity to play famous battles like Ardennes, Tripolis, Tobruk, El Alamein, Sicily and, of course, Normandy. Furthermore, the add-on contains 8 single missions, with an entire new nation at war: Japan. Read more for some new screens.

Industry Veteran Reaches Climax!

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Climax Studios is delighted to announce the appointment of David Nicholson to the position of Managing Director of the Nottingham studio. The long-standing industry veteran will oversee the production of the highly anticipated MMORPG, Warhammer Online and the future growth strategy for the Studio.

'Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death is a first-person shooter seen through the eyes of Judge Dredd as he patrols the mean streets of the stunningly realised future metropolis, Mega-City One. Evolved Games is getting ready to publish Judge Dredd vs. Judge Death in North America, so here are some new screens ...

'NBA Ballers' (PS2/Xbox) Website Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games Inc. today announced the launch of the official website for NBA Ballers. Players can now step online and onto the court to get the latest news and updates on the exclusive one-on-one basketball videogame highlighting the fantasy lifestyle of an NBA Superstar by visiting the official NBA Ballers website.

'Sonic Advance 3' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A few weeks ago THQ Inc. announced that it had entered into an exclusive multi-title Nintendo Game Boy Advance co-publishing agreement with SEGA Europe Ltd. THQ will co-publish three titles based on the popular Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, including Sonic Pinball Party, Sonic Battle, and Sonic Advance 3. Read more for some new screens ...

'Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 9:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Mystery, Inc. gang returns for an eerie new game based on the all-new live action movie Scooby Doo 2 Monsters Unleashed. When a pair of ghouls humiliate the gang and ruin the opening ceremony for Coolsville's Coolsonian Criminology Museum, the gang is shaken. Do they still have what it takes to catch creepy villains after all? Read more for some new screens ...

'Colin McRae Rally 04' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters has released a demo for their racing game 'Colin McRae 04'. For Colin McRae Rally 04, the gear grinding action is more intense than ever as the series' superb car handling combines with new championships, custom rallies, new single and multiplayer gaming modes, and unique car part testing challenges to win advanced technology for your car. This demo features the Citroen Xsara and the USA, Japan, Finland tracks. Read more for download links ...

Logitech Ships Its 'USB Microphone' For PS2

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Logitech today announced that the Logitech USB Microphone for the PlayStation2 , is now available on retail shelves in North America and at www.logitech.com. The U.S. suggested retail price is $19.99.

EA Signs 'Samurai Warriors' (PS2)

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that it has signed a North American distribution agreement with KOEI Corporation for the upcoming tactical action game, Samurai Warriors. Samurai Warriors is developed by Koei's internal development team Omega Force, the studio behind the award-winning Dynasty Warriors series, and is slated for release on the PlayStation 2 in May 2004.

'Massive Assault' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wargaming.net has released a new updated demo which features significant improvements, which have been included in the game's latest patch (v.191). Read more for download links ...

'MX Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced the release of MX Unleashed for PlayStation2 and Xbox. THQ's internal development studio, Rainbow Studios delivers unprecedented realism and game play to off-road fans and gamers alike. MX Unleashed is supported by a multi-million dollar marketing campaign, integrating sponsorship of the THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Series, national TV and print advertising campaigns, and cross marketing promotions with industry and entertainment companies. MX Unleashed is now available at major retail outlets across North America.

'Initial D: Mountain Vengeance' In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 9:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ValuSoft and TOKYOPOP Inc. today announced the release of Initial D: Mountain Vengeance. Through a licensing agreement with TOKYOPOP, ValuSoft brings the high-speed racing action of smash anime hit Initial D to PC gamers everywhere. This game is rated "E" for Everyone and will be available at retailers throughout North America for $19.99.

'Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars' - Multiplayer details

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 3:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

New information is coming through regarding the multiplayer abilities of Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars – the new title from Cenega UK Ltd. Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars is the new, exciting turn-based combat simulator featuring a whole menagerie of animals including Rabbits, Wolverines, Skunks and Baboons. Read more for multiplayer details ...

Midas Reveals Budget Lineup (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dutch budget publisher Midas Interactive has released some more info on its upcoming titles for March. In their lineup are :
  • The Sniper 2
  • Detonator
  • MaXXed Out Racing
  • League Series Baseball 2

  • Read more for details and screens for each title...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 2:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Midas' And 'Kuju' Announce Publishing Deal

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fresh from a hugely successful Q4 of 2003, including the appearance of four titles in the top 20 budget PlayStation 2 chart in December alone, Midas Interactive are delighted to announce a publishing deal with Kuju Entertainment that will ensure that even better results are achieved in 2004. The first two games set for release by Midas Interactive under the Glass Ghost label are "GTR-400" and "Bikes 'n' Sides". Both will be released on PlayStation 2 in mid-2004. Read more for details...

PS2 Review - 'Wrath Unleashed'

by Hank on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Wrath Unleashed, powerful beings called overlords fight for supremacy in a striking and imaginative ethereal void as they struggle to become gods and maintain dominance and magic. Overlords and their minion creatures battle for control of magical floating islands represented by a beautiful world map comprised of terrain tiles. Each tile on the map is imbued with an elemental affinity of fire, earth, water or wind. Unleash your wrath and may the best beast win! Read more for the full review ...

Xbox Review - 'NHL Rivals 2004'

by Thomas Leaf on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 1:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Hockey fans will be able to settle old grudge matches and create new rivalries online using Xbox Live. Gamers will be able to track individual and team stats, leader boards and win/loss records as well as support cooperative, team, ranked and non-ranked play. With Xbox Live, gamers will be able to download quarterly roster updates, All-Star game rosters and updated player ratings. Read more for the full review ...

'Galactic Civilizations' - Update Patch Available

by Rainier on Feb. 24, 2004 @ 12:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developer Stardock Entertainment has released Galactic Civilizations 1.2 today. Galactic Civilizations is a space-based strategy game set near the dawn of the 23rd century. Galactic Civilizations 1.2 fixes defects reported by users as well as adds new features such as Logistics, smarter diplomacy, Good/Evil technology handling in diplomacy, etc. Read more for details ...