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'Call of Duty' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 7:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released the previously announced patch for Infinity Ward's WWII based FPS Call of Duty. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.4 and adds a new multiplayer map (mp_stalingrad), the eagerly anticipated Punkbuster support, as well as some additional multiplayer tweaks and other fixes. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • NCAA Football 2005 - Trailer
  • Madden NFL 2005 - Trailer
  • Men Of Valor - Trailer


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

'Siren' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the release of SIREN, available exclusively for the PlayStation 2. Developed by Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, in conjunction with SCEA'sSanta Monica Studios, SIREN puts the player into an alternate reality, capable of raising the heartbeat and creating a true sense of suspense and fear allowing for a new horror thriller entertainment experience.

'Panic Maker' (PS2) Coming To North America As 'Under the Skin'

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today presents Under the Skin for the PlayStation2. Under the Skin allows gamers to take the reigns of a mischievous alien named Cosmi who travels the galaxy on a training mission to pull pranks and initiate panic on the planet Earth. Transform into the personas of the individuals Cosmi meets in order to complete the tasks for returning home in this unique and interesting twist on the action genre. Under the Skin is scheduled for release throughout North America this fall.

'Painkiller' - Multiplayer Demo Coming

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has announced that the anticipated Painkiller multiplayer demo will be released May 3rd and the demo will allow players to blow each other to bits in two modes: the self-explanatory Deathmatch and Voosh, a Deathmatch variation where players are given random weapons--but unlimited ammo--for a limited time. It will also feature two maps: DM-Sacred and DM-Cursed and will include all the updates and optimizations from the upcoming 1.1 patch (thanks Gamespot ). The Painkiller 1.1 patch will support the new NVIDIA 6800 cards with Pixel Shader 3.0 effects as well as improve the netcode, but has been delayed a few days as it seems (was expected today).

'Van Helsing' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 2:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Van Helsing, the third-person action game, transports players back to the macabre world of 19th century Transylvania - home to the legendary Dracula, Wolf Man and the Frankenstein Monster. As the renowned monster hunter Van Helsing, players must hunt down and destroy the evil that inhabits these ancient lands before darkness engulfs the world. Read more for some new screens ..

'Evil Genius' - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this clever and entertaining strategy / life simulation game created by Elixir Studios, the player assumes the role of a wicked mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device. A tongue-in-cheek take on the 60's spy thriller genre, Evil Genius offers the player the chance to be the villain and control a secret island fortress complete with powerful (and strangely dressed) henchmen, mindlessly loyal minions and a wide range of hilarious gizmos.

'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 2:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Leisure Suit Larry videogame franchise began in 1987 with The Land of the Lounge Lizards, the first of seven games in the series. Since then, the Leisure Suit Larry games have sold more than 35 millions of units worldwide and its games are considered collector items. Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is scheduled for release on next-generation consoles and the PC in late 2004. Read more for some new screens & ingame footage trailer ...

'Fight Club' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Due out in late 2004, Fight Club, developed by Genuine Games, is set to deliver an intense experience that will combine the characters, settings, artistic style, and story elements from the movie with a realistic fighting system that will appeal to both hardcore and casual gamers. Read more to check some new screens ...

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

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 1:34 p.m. PDT | 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 & ingame footage trailers...

'Silent Hunter III' - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The next title in the Silent Hunter franchise will add new dimensions to the simulation experience. The player will engage in a compelling ocean environment, featuring dynamic weather, and experience the intensity of historical naval warfare. Taking the role of the U-boat commander, players will seek their enemy with sonar and periscope, attack the enemy with torpedoes, destroy them with the deck gun, or command their crew to do the job.

'Shining Soul II' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A., Inc. announced today that it has shipped the sequel to the multiplayer action role-playing game "Shining Soul" for the Game Boy Advance to retailers nationwide. The official Shining Soul 2 website has also gone live at http://www.atlus.com/ss2 and features game information, as well as exclusive downloads such as movies and wallpaper for your desktop.

'Hitman: Contracts' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos today announced that its highly-anticipated, action-stealth game Hitman: Contracts, developed by IO Interactive, has shipped to stores across North America for the PlayStation2, Xbox and the PC and will be available at retail beginning April 21, 2004 in North America.

'NCAA Football 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that former University of Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will appear on the cover of the newest iteration of EA SPORTS best-selling college football franchise, NCAA Football 2005. Fitzgerald is entering the NFL after two record-breaking seasons at University of Pittsburgh and his image will appear on all of the game’s packaging and merchandising.

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' Gets PunkBuster

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic, Ltd. today announced that they have teamed up with Even Balance, Inc. to integrate the PunkBuster Anti-Cheat system into the soon to be released PC game Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising. The move by NovaLogic to include the PunkBuster software in Joint Operations is another positive step in the company's continuing crusade to stop cheating in multiplayer games.

'Star Wars Battlefront' Playable Demo On Classic Trilogy DVD Set

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already among the best-selling titles of 2004 - more than four months before its release - the STAR WARS TRILOGY comes to DVD for the first time ever on Sept. 21 in the U.S. and Canada, with international release dates following closely. No. 1 on Amazon.com's best-seller lists in the U.S., Canada, Germany and the U.K, the four-disc DVD set from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox is priced at $69.98 SRP and includes more than 10 hours of entertainment and extraordinary picture and sound quality.

'Beyond Divinity' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While earlier only the German version was announced Gold, Larian Studios today announced that its long awaited new RPG, Beyond Divinity, has completed development and will ship to US & UK retail stores before the end of April.

'Besieger' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Besieger is a new real-time 3D strategy is set in a medieval fantasy world in which rival players wage war as either Viking or Cimmerian warriors. Gamers will need to conquer factions such as Ogres, Werewolves and Centaurs and besiege towns on horseback or build primitive flying machines to win their battles. Users will also have to smash their way into the enemy’s heavily defended Citadels, while in turn defending their own domains. Read more for new screens & ingame footage trailer...

'Manhunt' (Xbox/PC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games has shipped Manhunt for PC and for the Xbox to North American retailers. Manhunt for the PC and Xbox will reach retail shelves in Europe on April 23, 2004. Manhunt was developed by Rockstar North, the team behind the global blockbuster Grand Theft Auto franchise.

'EyeToy: Groove' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the release of EyeToy: Groove, available exclusively for the PlayStation2. Developed by SCEE's London Studio, EyeToy: Groove, is the first interactive videogame that enables players to dance in time with one of the 28 licensed songs, from such artists as Elvis, Madonna, Jessica Simpson, Village People, and Fatboy Slim, with no controller or dance pad necessary.

Midway Signs 'COLD' To Promote 'Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy'

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Underscoring its creative marketing vision and leveraging its strong entertainment ties, Midway Games Inc. today unveiled the details behind the innovative marketing campaign for Psi-Ops, the third-person, action-thriller scheduled to hit retail shelves nationwide in June.

Vidis Signs 'Restricted Area' - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the Hamburg based developing team "Master Creating" Vidis won its newest software partner and signed up for the co-publishing and exclusive distribution rights for the promising Action-RPG "Restricted Area" for the German speaking territories.

'Moscow Rush' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Buka continuous their announce streak with yet another new title, the racing game Moscow Rush. Have you ever been to Moscow? Even if you have been, but moved around in a taxi, you will certainly enjoy the experience of street racing around the real Moscow in the Moscow Rush game. Read more for details and screens ...

'Battlefield 2' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA and Digital Illusions today announced that development is underway on the sequel to the award winning Battlefield 1942 PC game. Battlefield 2, scheduled for release in spring 2005, moves the franchise forward in time to invade the high tech frontlines of modern warfare. Powered by an all-new game engine, Battlefield 2 brings the intensity and excitement of its predecessors, Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield Vietnam, into the modern era with the latest, most technologically advanced vehicles and weapons systems available to man.

'Spartan' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine Strategies has released a singleplayer demo for their strategy game Spartan. This update brings your retail game to v1.009 and adds a new mercenary barracks feature, makes difficulty and tech level adjustments, fixes AI and crash bugs, applies control improvements, etc. Read more for download links ...

'Xpand Rally' Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland informed today about rescheduling the game’s release date. The title announced for Q2 will be available in September 2004. The change of the release date is connected with the intense co-operation with beta testers submitting many interesting comments and suggestions. Read more for extra details ...

'Serious Sam: The Second Encounter' (PS2/NGC) - Developer Q&A

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

An abandoned mothership of Sirian origin is sending strange signals from the past, and there's only one man with the guns big enough to investigate Sam "Serious" Stone. If Mental's forces beat Sam to this powerful time-traveling artifact, itís last call for humanity! To celebrate the recent shipping to stores Take 2 sent out a Q&A with Matt Cooper, Sam's producer at Climax. Read more to check it out, and some new screens to go with that ...

'War in Afghanistan' Announced

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games and ProSIM would like to announce the next title in the ATF Engine series of modern real-time strategy titles for Windows, War in Afghanistan. War in Afghanistan is possibly the most ambitious and informative ATF game yet, featuring over a century of regional conflict in one amazing package. Read more for details ...

'Jak and Daxter 3' (PS2) Coming This Fall

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the first details behind the Fall 2004 release of Jak 3, created exclusively for the PlayStation2. Developed by Naughty Dog Inc., Jak 3 concludes the Jak and Daxter trilogy with a truly plot-driven adventure game filled with friendship, betrayal, death, and a long awaited understanding of the Precursor civilization that has, until now, remained a mystery.