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'Electronic Arts' & 'Marvel' Sign Game Development Deal

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 10:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc. on Thursday said it has signed a deal with comic book publisher Marvel Enterprises Inc. to develop a series of fighting games pitting newly developed EA characters against Marvel superheroes like Spider-Man.

'Drake Of The 99 Dragons' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 7:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nvidia's nZone features a demo for Majesco/Idol FX's cell shaded 3rd person action game "Drake of the 99 Dragons". No specific details as to what the demo contains are available at this time. Read more for download links.

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

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 6:19 p.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 ...

'EverQuest II' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 6:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath. Read on to check out the latest screenshots!

'Universal Combat' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 2:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games is pleased to announce that Universal Combat for the PC-CD is now in-stores. Universal Combat brings together the greatest components of any war, to a single game. Originally conceived as Battlecruiser Generations, the game has morphed into much more than a massive space sim, and its action-based focus caters to a much broader audience.

'STALKER' Renamed & 'Full Spectrum Warrior' Delayed

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today it was THQ's turn to disclose their financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2004, which ended December 31, 2003. Besides listing which title did well, and which didn't, the statement also reveals that S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Oblivion Lost would now be called S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, and that the Xbox version of Full Spectrum Warrior has been rescheduled from March 2004 to June 8, 2004, while the PC version is scheduled for September 2004. Read more for details ...

'Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 2:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As Scryer, players must conquer a programmed super soldier army and its psychic agents while using Psi powers. In addition to Psi capabilities, players have access to traditional weapons such as handguns and automatic weaponry. As players strategically navigate seven huge immersive levels within four distinct compounds, they encounter multiple ways to solve missions, which greatly adds to the replay value. Read more to check some new screens or download the trailerpack (5) ...

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

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 12:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Alias" is a third-person action adventure video game that allows players to step into the role of the series’ lead character, Sydney Bristow, an agent for the CIA. Bristow must use her cunning, extensive knowledge of martial arts and array of high-tech gadgetry to accomplish dangerous missions. “Alias” will encompass all of the key elements behind the series’ success, including high-action combat, stealth missions and time-based objectives, espionage, intriguing plot twists, high-tech weaponry and stunning gameplay locations that span the globe. You can never have enough Jennifer Garner screens, so here are another 80+.

'Breed' Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 10:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV Software Entertainment today announced that March 23 is the North American release date for the PC title "BREED." A sci-fi tactical shooter featuring amazing visual effects, "BREED" is a fast-paced action title offering an incredible amount of freedom on land, air, and space.

'MechAssault 2' (Xbox) Announced - Details & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 10:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MechAssault moves beyond heavy metal and into the mind of the warrior as Microsoft Game Studios today announced that MechAssault 2 for Xbox is currently in development and is scheduled to arrive on retail shelves in time for the 2004 holiday season. MechAssault 2 is being developed by Day 1 Studios, creators of the best-selling sci-fi action/shooter MechAssault for Xbox, and guarantees an entirely fresh and exciting gameplay experience for seasoned combat veterans and newcomers alike.

'Judge Dredd' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 10:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Publisher Evolved Games and developer Rebellion announced today that the legendary Judge Dredd comic book character is coming to life in Judge Dredd: Dredd Versus Death. The first-person shooter will ship for all of the console gaming platforms as well as for PC in March, 2004.

Rainbow Six 3: Ravenshield - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubi Soft has yet again released a patch for Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.53 (US & UK versions) and this patch should finally resolve the wall-peeking issue as well as address the problems users of the OEM discs have been having. Read more for download links ...

'Battlefield: Vietnam' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield Vietnam will drop players into some of the Vietnam War's fiercest battles. Fighting in theatres from jungles surrounding the Ho Chi Minh Trail to the city streets of Hue, players will choose from two well-equipped forces, the United States or the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and Vietcong. Read more to check out some new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 9:35 a.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 :

  • Xpand Rally - Trailer


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

'Star Wars: Republic Commando' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars: Republic Commando will present a dramatic military-style action experience from the point-of-view of an elite squad member of a Republic Special Operations unit. Players will step into the role of a Commando performing precision operations deep behind enemy lines in this brutally realistic Star Wars combat experience. Star Wars: Republic Commando is scheduled for release in 2004, in the meantime check these new screens ...

Sony Online Announces 'Everquest' Engine Update

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment has exciting news for all EverQuest players. As the world of Norrath evolves and expands, so too does the technology powering EverQuest. Sony Online Entertainment is making significant upgrades to the EverQuest engine which will allow SOE to provide players with the great game, but on a much more stable and efficient platform. SOE anticipates patching in the new engine sometime during the next month or two.

'Perimeter' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 8:38 a.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. The gamer has three powers at his or her disposal: The first is terraforming. The second is being able to surround areas of land with an impenetrable force barrier generated by special perimeter units. The third power is being able to carry out military operations with the help of ground and air forces.

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 8:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims changed the face of gaming in the new millennium and quickly became the #1 PC game of all time. In the next generation of The Sims, The Sims 2, players control their Sims over an entire lifetime for the first time. Every choice that is made has a relevant and dramatic effect on the life of a Sim. More life-like Sims, all-new gameplay, and the ground-breaking addition of genetics, with the DNA of Sims passed down through generations gives players a more vivid, realistic, and in-depth Sims experience. All of this takes place in a new, amazingly life-like 3-D world. Experience the crazy, unpredictable ride of a Sim's lifetime in The Sims 2.

'Monster Garage: The Game' In Stores NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 8:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the hit Discovery Channel television series of the same name, "Monster Garage The Game" puts players on show host Jesse James' monster team and charges them with creating a custom machine in seven days, for $3000 or less.

'Toy Strikers' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 8:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation today announced Toy Strikers, the third of NCsoft-developed games following Lineage and Lineage II. The game maker has been developing Toy Strikers over the past year. Unlike its two predecessors Lineage and Lineage II, both of which are MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game), Toy Strikers is a massively multiplayer shooting game, and the first product for casual gamers developed by NCsoft.

'Tenchu: Return from Darkness' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 3:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tenchu: Return from Darkness brings the acclaimed Tenchu stealth ninja series to the Xbox, delivering the most realistic ninja action-adventure game ever. Based on Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven for the PS2, Tenchu: Return from Darkness offers several new enhancements including two exclusive single-player maps, improved gameplay balance with re-tuned enemy intelligence and new enemy placement, a user-interactive training mode and Xbox Live featuring two player online co-op and versus action. Read more for some new screens ...

Jowood Financial Results Reveal 'StarGate SG1' Game

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions Software AG has completed it’s turnaround following difficulties during the business year 2002. The positive result for 2003 confirms the company’s successful restructuring and repositioning The preliminary EBIT increased to EUR 7 million (2002: EUR –42.8 million). The preliminary group result after minorities increased to EUR 3.7 million (2002: EUR –28.6 million). JoWooD has, thus, managed to achieve a sustainable profitability increase through a successful strategic and structural reorganization of the company.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 1:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PC Preview - 'I Of The Dragon'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Play as one of three possible dragons, each with their own unique abilities. Use spells and brute force to hunt down and destroy the evil creatures that threaten the peaceful Nimoans. Build new towns or destroy them, create mountains or bring them crumbling to the ground. Summon creatures to fight for you or rely on your own powers. Use all means available to help in your quest to unmask the source of evil that plagues the land.

Xbox Review - 'Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy'

by Jordan Van Nest on Feb. 5, 2004 @ 12:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy allows players to immerse themselves in the classic Star Wars universe as they take on the role of a student eager to learn the ways of the Force from Master Luke Skywalker. Players will interact with famous classic Star Wars locations and characters while facing the ultimate choice: fight for good and freedom in the light side or follow the path of power and evil to the dark side.