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'Aura: Fate of the Ages' - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 7:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aura is a challenging first person puzzle exploration game that uses an easy to navigate mouse driven, point and click interface. The game features vast panoramic landscapes and some of the best pre-rendered graphics adventure has ever seen (and we mean it!!). Players will need to solve a variety of ingenious fully-animated puzzles using logic, reasoning and common sense. Read more for new screens ...

'Rome: Total War' - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 6:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rome: Total War is the next generation in epic strategy gaming from the critically acclaimed and award winning Total War brand. The aim of the game is to conquer, rule and manipulate the Roman Empire with the ultimate goal of being declared as the “Imperator” of Rome. Read more to check out the new screens ...

'Battlefield 2' Revealed

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The July issue of Computer Gaming World magazine will have the first information about Digital Illusions-Electronic Arts' BattleField 2 (working title). The game isn't a direct follow-up to Battlefield 1942 or Battlefield: Vietnam. Instead, it jumps forward to the world of modern warfare. The sequel will feature the latest in modern small arms, heavy weapons, and fighting vehicles -- M-4 carbines with IR scopes; M-60 machineguns with steadying bipods; M-1 tanks with reactive countermeasures; and of course, much more (thanks HomeLan). Almost makes it sound like Desert Combat ...

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 5:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

DreamCatcher's E3 2004 LineUp

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today will showcase another strong roster with four new products on the show floor. “DreamCatcher is excited about our 2004 line-up,” commented DreamCatcher Games CEO, Richard Wah Kan, “With the recent release of Painkiller, we’ve proven we’re serious about our action titles, and this year’s line-up reinforces that.”

UFC: Sudden Impact (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFC: Sudden Impact brings real fighting to the "Ultimate" fans! Experience the full contact intensity found only in the Octagon. Create the Ultimate Fighter, train him to be a master and brawl your way through five different modes of play including the fan favorite Tournament Mode and an all-new, enhanced Story Mode. Read more for some new screens ...

'Warlords BattleCry 3' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enlight has released a demo for their strategy game Warlords BattleCry 3 featuring two playable races, four hero classes and two skirmish maps, the single-player demo will provide players with a glimpse of the disorder and madness that has swept the land of Etheria in Warlords Battlecry III. Read more for download links ...

'Crusader Kings' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox & Strategy First have released the first patch for their latest strategy game Crusader Kings. This update brings your retail game to v1.01 and addresses various game bugs & fixes, AI tweaks, UI improvements and plenty more. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'The Movies' - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.

'Knights Of Honor' - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As King, it is your duty to lead your people in their struggle to raise your kingdom from its humble beginnings to a position of power and prestige. War, diplomacy and a burgeoning economy are the means by which you increase your power and expand your influence. A unique Knight-management system will offer you brand new possibilities to enhance your personal strategy.

'Crash Bandicoot: TwinSanity' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Traveller’s Tales, the new action platformer reveals a hilarious storyline that showcases the creative input of award-winning animation filmmaker Jordan Reichek of Perky Pickle Studios and introduces innovative features, including the ingenious pairing of Crash with his longtime nemesis Dr. Cortex in an unprecedented new dual gameplay mechanic. 'Crash Bandicoot: TwinSanity' is set to ship in Q3 2004 for the PS2 and Xbox. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Cuban Missile Crisis' - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C and G5 Software companies will develop a new 3D RTS on motives of the 'Cuban Missile Crisis' (previously known as Caribbean Crisis). Game engine will be a modified Blitzkrieg engine. But game will not carry a historical reliability, in this Caribbean crisis the USSR and the USA will exchange nuclear attacks. In game there will be 4 campaigns: for the USSR, France, Germany, China, the USA and Great Britain. Read more for a few screens ...

'Pikmin 2' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Captain Olimar has returned to marshall new colors of Pikmin in a wild, open-ended adventure—and this time, he's brought an assistant. Read more to check some new Pikmin 2 screens ...

'Roma Victor' - Logo Competition

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RedBedlam, developer of the upcoming historically authentic MMORPG Roma Victor, has announced an open logo design competition for the eagerly awaited title. RedBedlam continues its community-centric approach to MMO game development and this logo competition ideally promotes the company's focus to include the Roma Victor's enthusiastic and growing community at every stage of the development process. Readm ore for details ...

'Hitman: Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hitman: Contracts delivers more action-packed and suspenseful missions, with a greater variety of ways to make the perfect hit and an increased arsenal of firearms and close-combat weapons. A new graphics engine showcases Hitman's 'work' in brutal detail and brings new locations to life. An improved control system and more gradual learning curve will ensure that the game is accessible to all aspiring hitmen.

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

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | 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. Read more for 40+ new screens...

'Need for Speed Underground 2' Revealed

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German fan site NFS-Planet has a transcript of a community chat with EA Assistant Producer Scott Nielsen in where he confirms the next NFS title will be NFS Underground 2. During the chat he revealed several details on what to expect in the sequel such as : possibility for replay and observer/spectator mode, better online/cheat security, most likely no track editor, larger amount of online slots (NFS:U only had 4), better and more realistic physics, an expanded car list, option to turn off collisions, overhaul of the chat system/interface, better damage model. More info and the first screens are expected to be released at E3.

'Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone ' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone is an action adventure game set in the popular D&D world created by Wizards of the Coast. Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone will place players in the middle of a heated battle between two demonic armies set to overrun the world of Faerun. The intense story setting in Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone will highlight the game's use of an enhanced version of Stormfront's powerful game engine, allowing for greatly improved graphics, faster gameplay and even more intelligent enemies.

'Forgotten Stories: Echoes of Destiny' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Argentinian developer Oniric Games has released a demo for their 3D RPG 'Forgotten Stories: Echoes of Destiny'. The demo is nothing but a fragment from the beginning of this game where the player will be able to control two of the characters and solve a little introductory adventure. Besides, they'll be able to experience or original battle system and will have the opportunity of upgrading their characters by means of our unique evolution system. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 16, 2004 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Review - 'Unreal Tournament 2004'

by Eric on April 16, 2004 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Unreal Tournament 2004 is the next evolution of the greatest competitive computer game ever created. 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.

GBA Review - 'Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow'

by Agustin on April 16, 2004 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow will push the original version to the limits of the stealth/action genre. Sam Fisher is now launched into a series of new adventures. The player will continue controlling Sam Fisher in a 2D Perspective Side-Scroller game. Read more for the full review ...