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'ESPN NFL 2005' (PS2/Xbox) New Features Revealed

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 8:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames revealed today new details about their upcoming football title, ESPN NFL 2005. ESPN NFL 2005 will introduce several original features in Franchise Mode, the completely new Maximum Tackle system, and further builds upon the exciting ESPN presentation elements that include incorporation of ESPN personalities Suzy Kolber, Trey Wingo, and Mel Kiper, as well as an expanded role for Chris Berman.

'ShadowBane: The Lost Kingdom' Announced

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 8:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadowbane, the first MMORPG to be mainly focused on player versus player combat in an immersive, competitive world. Fighting for power and incorporating a real guild system, players will be able to take over enemy guild territories, castles and more. Shadowbane sports an impressive 300 powers, 70 skills, 22 classes, and 40 sub-class Disciplines, for a new level of individuality.

'Beyond Divinity' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 7:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Larian Studios has released the first patch for their Divinie Divinity RPG sequel Beyond Divinity. This update patch brings your English retail game to v1.32 and addresses a slew of game tweaks, bug/crash fixes and general game balancing. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Star Wars Galaxies' Expands New Player Experience

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 7:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players new to MMORPGs will now get a little extra help when starting out in Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided. After completing the initial tutorial, players will now be directed to one or two of the most populated cities in the galaxy, dropping them right in the thick of the action.

The Adventure Company's 2004 E3 LineUp

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced its line-up for the 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The company will showcase four beautiful and challenging new Windows games (Aura: Fate of the Ages, Missing, Dark Fall: Lights Out and Atlantis Evolution) on the show floor and expects to announce a new title at the show. Read more for details on each title...

'Space Hack' - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Hack is a sci-fi RPG/action title with Diablo-inspired gameplay mechanics. The storyline puts you on board of a quite 'peculiar' spaceship, trapped inside a space warp. Being a tough guy, whose axe is almost as quick as his wit, it's not surprising that you promptly find yourself confronting angry monsters, one wave after another. Check the freshly launched 'Space Hack' website, or read more for some new screens ...

'War Times' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a new patch for Legend Studios' 3D RTS War Times. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.02 (also available for the demo) and improves AI, some control issues, bug fixes, game tweaks and updated 3D graphics. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Garfield' (PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world's favourite cat, Garfield, will be appearing on PlayStation 2 and PC thanks to an agreement between worldwide publisher Hip Games and Jim Davis' licensing company, Paws, Inc. This agreement comes as a confirmation of Garfield's ever-growing popularity, indeed this summer 20th Century Fox will launch a live-action Garfield movie starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Breckin Meyer, with Bill Murray as Garfield's voice.

The Urbz (GBA/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 12:25 p.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. Check out the freshly launched official website or read more for some new screens...

Vivendi Announces 'SWAT 4' - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games sets its sights on the latest edition of the popular SWAT franchise with the announcement of SWAT 4. Developed by Irrational Games, SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five police officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. Read more for details and the first screens!

'Aura: Fate of the Ages' - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 10:34 a.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 ...

'Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots has marched onto store shelves in North America for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S.). Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots, the expansion pack to the critically acclaimed, best-selling real-time strategy (RTS) game Rise of Nations, adds a barrage of new features to the original game.

'Silent Hunter III' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Silent Hunter III' 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.

'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands. Read more for some new screens ...

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Inc. today announced that the squad based, large scale multiplayer combat title Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising, will now be released in early summer, 2004.

'Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia' (PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix U.S.A., Inc. today announced the newest expansion to its fast-growing massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Final Fantasy XI, titled "Chains of Promathia." With a community of 500,000 players and 1.2 million active characters from Japan and North America combined, this Final Fantasy XI expansion promises to bring more exciting adventures for all levels of gamers. Chains of Promathia is scheduled for release this fall in both Japan and North America.

'Perimeter' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has sent out a small statement letting us know that KD-Labs RTS title Perimeter has gone gold. "After months of hard testing by our boys in QA and even more months of development by KD Labs, Perimeter has finally been completed. The game has now gone gold and is ready for the presses. This means it won't be long until you see this unique terraforming, nanomorphing title on shelves at your local game store. Let the countdown begin!"

'Shrek 2' (ALL) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Consumers can experience the humor, magic and fun of DreamWorks' highly anticipated "Shrek 2" feature film with the release of the Shrek 2 video game from Activision, Inc.

'Asterix & Obelix XXL' (GBA/NGC/PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Asterix & Obelix are returning in style on next-generation consoles, with an XXL game in which they battle up to 70 Romans at a time. Asterix & Obelix XXL makes full use of the technical features of new consoles to produce an extraordinary image of the universe of Asterix and Obelix, through 6 gigantic levels and 49 challenges, each more astounding than the next. Read more for new PC & GBA screens...

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic is working on the first big patch for their recently released FPS Unreal Tournament 2004. The patch will feature a TON of tweaks, bug fixes, multiplayer & performance enhancements. No specific release date has been given, but in the meantime read more for a detailed fix list ...

'Knights of the Temple' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK has released the first patch for their recently released action/adventure game 'Knights of the Temple'. No version is given for this update, which is simply labeled as Patch 1 and enhances mouse controls, mouse visibility, key binding as well as addressing save problems and occasional error after the first level. Read more fordownload links ...

Soldner: Secret Wars - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SĂ–LDNER: 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 ...

'Doom 3' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software's terrifying battle with the forces of Hell. A massive demonic invasion has overwhelmed the UAC's Mars Research Facility leaving only chaos and horror in its wake. As one of only a few survivors, players must struggle with shock, fear, and an all-out assault on their senses as they fight their way to Hell and back, in an epic clash against pure evil.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Squad Assault: West Front' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games has released a new patch for Freedom Games's 3D WWII strategy title Squad Assault: West Front. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.80 (available for US & UK editions) and contains a number of enhancements that improve both overall and vs. AI play. Read more for details & download links ...

PS2 Review - 'Rainbow Six 3'

by Hank on April 28, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rainbow Six 3 offers the most thrilling and realistic single- and multi-player counter-terrorist experience available anywhere. The PS2 version features exclusive content (single- and multi-player missions) and a very cool split screen feature for 2-player, offline cooperative gameplay.

'Okami' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Okami depicts a stark world devoid of colour that the player must return to its natural state. In Okami colour represents the life blood of the land and sucking this life are supernatural monsters that inhabit the surrounding areas

'City of Heroes' & 'Lineage II' - Commercial Service Launched

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft announces the launch of North American commercial service for Cryptic Studios "City of Heroes" and "Lineage II". City Of Heroes is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) where players don costumes to become super-powered heroes, and fight against evil to save the world. Lineage II is the much-anticipated prequel to the world's most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), Lineage.