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1C Company's E3 2004 LineUp

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 5:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C Company unveiled today the 21 titles to be shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in May, 2004. The largest collection of interactive entertainment titles to date, the 1C Company is showing a blockbuster lineup across all genres of gaming, including first-person action titles, real-time strategy, simulation and role-playing games, set across history and in deep space, on both land and sea. 1C Company will be located at booth #6059 in Kentia Hall, in the heart of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

'Michael Schumacher World Tour Kart 2004' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bigben Interactive has released a demo for 10tacel Studios' racing game Michael Schumacher World Tour Kart 2004 featuring 1 race track, although no specific details are available. This demo is in German, but since its a "racing" game there should not be much trouble as the menu's are in English (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Various 'Game Trailers' Available NOW

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 4:03 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 :

  • You Are Empty - Trailer
  • Lord Of The Rings: Battle For Middle-Earth - Trailer


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

'Banjo Pilot' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take control of Banjo, Kazooie, and other characters from the beloved Banjo-Kazooie franchise in one of the most visually stunning, well-tuned racing experiences ever to come to Game Boy Advance. Soar through the skies in custom vehicles, racing on tracks filled with power-ups, obstacles, and more. Up here, the air is Rare!

'Playboy: The Mansion' Also Coming To PS2/Xbox

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Co-publishers Groove Games and ARUSH Entertainment today announced that their upcoming, highly anticipated title Playboy: The Mansion, published under license from Playboy Enterprises, will be available on the PlayStation2 and Xbox during the 2004 Holiday season.

Global Piracy Crackdown

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 3:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Attorney General John Ashcroft announced today the most far-reaching and aggressive enforcement action ever undertaken against organizations involved in illegal intellectual property piracy over the Internet. Beginning yesterday morning, law enforcement from 10 countries and the United States conducted over 120 searches worldwide to dismantle some of the most well-known and prolific online piracy organizations.

'Future Tactics: The Uprising' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced that Future Tactics: The Uprising has reached gold master status for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and GameCube. If you haven't yet, check our latest Future Tactics preview...

'Thief: Deadly Shadows' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ion Storm has implemented a new 3rd person cinematic action view as well as the classic 1st person perspective from the previous Thief chapters. Breaking and entering, stealing, sabotage, combat, assassination, and setting up ambushes - tasks master thief Garrett is well equipped to perform. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Universal Boxing Manager' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Winter Wolves Studio, creators of Universal Soccer Manager, announced today that they have released their next sports manager simulation, Universal Boxing Manager. Create a custom manager by assigning skills in training, negotiation, scouting, and more. Manage up to 6 boxers in 17 weight categories, selecting from a database of over 1,000 unique boxers!

'Iron Phoenix' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Iron Phoenix" is the title is the first ever 16 -player fighting game, introducing a new genre to online games as a squad-based kung-fu brawler. "Iron Phoenix" is slated for release on Xbox in Holiday 2004 and is not yet rated. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'B.C.' Developer Chat Coming Up

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you are interested in having a Dev Chat Session with the team working on B.C., this is your chance! Next Tuesday (27th April 2004) #intrepid channel on Quakenet will host its first chat. The moderated chat will start at 6:30 GMT, and there will be at least five members of the development team present at this chat. These will include; Peter Molyneux and Joe Rider, as well as many other members of Intrepid and Lionhead Studios.

Mythic to Offer 'Dark Age of Camelot' Account Splitting

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment announced today that their flagship massively multiplayer game “Dark Age of Camelot” will be offering a new service to their subscribers beginning on April 27th. Known to players as “account splitting,” it allows players to transfer one or more characters from an existing account to a new account.

'GhostHunter' (PS2) Is Coming To North America - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that it is bringing Ghosthunter, a dark and atmospheric third-person action-adventure game from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s Cambridge Studio, to the U.S. market. Scheduled for release on the PlayStation2 in August, Ghosthunter is set in a paranormal environment and features film-quality graphics with stunning ghost effects.

'Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos today announced its return to the world of extreme wrestling with Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood. The sequel to the genre-bending phenomenon Backyard Wrestling: Don’t Try This At Home, Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood is currently in development by Paradox and will be available for videogame consoles including the Xbox in the Fall of 2004 in North America.

'Fair Strike' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka has released a new patch for G5 Software's action/helicopter sim, Fair Strike. This update brings your retail game to v1.04 (only for Euro versions) and adresses some multiplayer issues, the usual fixes & tweaks but also adds camera options, better joystick control, logging, etc. Read more for details & download links ..

'The Urbz' (GBA/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, Sims are living in the city where reputation (rep) is everything. Players will custom-create these new Sims, called Urbz, by customizing their unique style and building their status to become the biggest "player" in the city. Read more to check out the first screens ...

'Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams, the sequel to Tak and the Power of Juju. Tak is the first property released under THQ and Nickelodeon's ground-breaking agreement to create new cross-media intellectual properties for initial release in the videogame space with the express intent of migrating the properties to other entertainment media. Developed by Avalanche Software, Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams is scheduled to release in October 2004 and will be available on the PlayStation2, GameCube, Xbox, and Game Boy Advance.

'Jolt' Acquires 'RPGDot' network

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jolt has ventured forth into the realms of role-playing and found a likely adventuring companion in the form of the RPGDot network. After two months of ale-swilling, orc-slaying, more ale-swilling and possibly some serious discussions, it was agreed that Jolt would provide valuable new equipment in return for RPGDot's keen eye and steady hand when it comes to tracking down and reporting the latest news and developments in the unpredictable world of video game RPGs.

Digital Jesters Announces 'TrackMania: Power Up!'

by Patrick on April 22, 2004 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters today announces the re-release of their smash hit racing game TrackMania including the free 'Power Up' add-on. The new combo pack, entitled 'TrackMania: Power Up!', will be available in the UK on the 14th May 2004, priced £19.99.

GMX Announces 'Conspiracies'

by Patrick on April 22, 2004 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the adventure title Conspiracies in the UK. Sounds familiar? Well it should. We reviewed it a few months back.

'Emergency 3' To Use Vision Game Engine

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German middleware developer Trinigy GmbH just announced the licensing of its Vision Game Engine (formerly known as “Vulpine Vision”) by another game development company. Sixteen Tons Entertainment opted to use the Vision technology in its PC game title “Emergency 3”, published by Take 2.

'UEFA EURO 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In EURO 2004 mode players can play as any of the 51 European nations. Players can arrange and play friendly matches against other nations or play through the tournament going from qualifying, to playoffs and into the finals. Read more for some new screens ...

'Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed' - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The struggle between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance extends into space with Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed, the first expansion for the award-winning Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing game set in the Star Wars universe. Yesterday we had a few screens & trailer, today we have some more new screens...

'The Settlers V' - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest Settlers game takes the franchise and pushes it to the next level. Fans will enjoy fully animated 3D technology and enhanced gameplay features, but still be able to relive the experience that makes the Settlers series such a big hit. The game will take the player to a medieval setting, to re-conquer the kingdom currently under the domination of an evil tyrant. Read more for details & screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PS2 Review - 'NBA Ballers'

by The Cookie Snatcher on April 22, 2004 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

NBA Ballers features current NBA stars such as Tracy McGrady, Chris Webber and Kobe Bryant, and NBA Legends including George Gervin, Magic Johnson and Wilt Chamberlain. NBA Ballers online for PlayStation 2 enables gamers to take on the world in online tournaments and ladder challenges while they risk everything from licensed cars to mansions to other ballers that they've collected in winning games.

'Soldner: Secret Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 1:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SÖLDNER: Secret Wars the player takes command of one of these special teams. As Commander he leads the small high tech army consisting of soldiers, light armoured vehicles, helicopters and VTOLs to fulfill a wide variety of mission. The Simulation of a highly complex political system creates a dynamic campaign: each decision has direct impact on the flow of the game. Read more to check some new screens ...

'NCAA Football 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCAA Football 2005 is all about home field advantage this season, where, for the first time in football videogames, gameday atmosphere directly impacts players’ on field performances. With the new match-up stick you can track the crowd’s impact on your players to see if they can withstand the pressure and find key personnel mismatches.

'Middle Earth Online' Delayed Until 2005

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamespot dug up some dirt on Vivendi & Turbine's Middle Earth Online being delayed until 2005. "After two years in the shop, Middle-Earth Online apparently still needs more work. The game's publisher, VU Games, today informed select media outlets that the upcoming massively multiplayer title needed more time in development and would not make its previously scheduled October 2004 ship date. The new timetable sees ME-O arrive at retail sometime next year. The game's producer, Chris Taylor, said the decision was made jointly by both the developer and publisher, and that the parties had been thinking about tweaking the release date for some time."