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'Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space' (Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 5:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space, the sequel to one of the best-selling Xbox action-platformers, is in development and slated for a Holiday 2004 release. Blinx 2: Masters of Time & Space is the world's first 5-D game, giving players control over both Time and Space. Using customized characters, gamers can play Battle Mode either on one Xbox or over Xbox Live.

'Def Jam: Vendetta 2' & 'TimeSplitters 3' Renamed

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 5:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today EA released their financial results (and as expected they are doing great, making more money as we speak), and while no new hidden titles were disclose it did reveal that 'Def Jam: Vendetta 2' is now known as mention 'Def Jam: Fight for New York'. On top of that Free Radical's Timesplitters 3 also got its final name and will henceforth be known as 'TimeSplitters: Future Perfect'

'Codename: Panzers' - MultiPlayer Modes Revealed

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codename: PANZERS will not only with thrill you with its 30 exciting singleplayer missions, but also with a multiplayer mode that'll knock your socks off!! Along with the familiar modes like Assault, Skirmish and Deathmatch, two other modes (2 player Coop & Domination mode) will put PANZERS players to the test. Read more for details ...

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

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mashed is a top down racing game that pits up to four players against each other in a gladiatorial racing battle extravaganza. Compete over 13 challenging and diverse environments using whatever means necessary to batter and bruise your opponents into submission, and claim victory for yourself. Using a plethora of weapons or just your driving skills unleash your fury, cause absolute carnage and send your friends to a humiliating defeat!

'Samurai Warriors' (Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 4:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Previously only available on Playstation 2, KOEI Corporation today announced that it is publishing 'Samurai Warriors' for the Xbox. The title is slated to ship to North American retailers this Summer.

'DRIV3R' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 4:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Reflections Interactive, DRIV3R is an action-packed driving adventure game that stays true to its roots, incorporating the cinematic gameplay and gritty street crime of its predecessors with ground-breaking graphics and three mammoth, wide-open city environments: Miami, Florida; Nice, France; and Istanbul, Turkey (thanks Junker). Check out some new screens.

'Atlantis Evolution' - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlantis Evolution, developmened by Atlantis Interactive Entertainment, is a highly-anticipated adventure game, the first episode of a new Atlantis series that features a range of engaging and challenging puzzles to solve, across five fascinating destinations, each with its own culture and mysteries. Read more for some new screens...

'Transformers' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The year is 2010 and the war for supremacy between the Autobots and Decepticons continues. On Earth, a group of kids find a Transformer ship that crash landed long before the dawn of mankind. Accidentally, they activate the ship's long-dormant cargo of Mini-cons, not knowing that the Autobots and Decepticons once schemed to keep this ship and its payload from ever being found. Read more for 40+ new screens...

'Call of Duty: United Offensive' - Developer Chat

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acitivsion sent out notice that GameSpy is hosting a chat with Gray Matter today about Call of Duty: United Offensive. "On Thursday, April 29th, 2004, 2004 at :00 p.m. PST, 8:00 p.m. EST, GameSpy Arcade is pleased to welcome the Gray Matter Developers Team (Gray Matter Studios, makers of Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Kingpin, and Quake II: The Reckoning) into the Call of Duty lobby (Death Match) for an exclusive Chat their upcoming release." More details, where to go and what to do can be found right here.

'Far Cry' Mod Support Channel Launched

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced the launch of the mod section within the official Far Cry community site hosted by Ubi.com. Far Cry (PC, Rated-M, $39.99 MSRP) features the intuitive Sandbox Editor, a powerful tool that allows users to create new Far Cry levels and mods. The CryENGINE technology which the game and editor are based on allows for the easiest, most user-friendly map-editing tools ever created.

New Publisher 'O-3 Entertainment' Formed

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 12:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today game industry veteran Bill Gardner revealed the formation of his new publishing and distribution company, O-3 Entertainment. The company intends to bring high caliber independently developed games to a variety of gaming platforms, including PC, Playstation 2, Xbox, GameCube and WiFi/mobile through a unique game publishing model.

Juiced (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining the best elements of simulation and arcade-style play, Juiced will feature more than 50 licensed vehicles; real-time modding with hundreds of authentic aftermarket parts; realistic car physics and damage; and online head-to-head play, including for the first time ever, "crew based" team racing. Read more for new screens...

'Massive Assault Network' - Bonus Planet Available

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wargaming.net releases new planet for its online strategy game Massive Assault Network. The planet's name is Crateus - it features a giant crater tightly packed with countries. In the center of the crater there is always-neutral high-economy country, and its conquest will be the main objective for both rivaling sides in World Wars. Crateus was designed with live player deathmatches in mind, and it will open up new dimensions of Massive Assault Network's Secret Ally-based warfare. You can download the new planet here...

'LEGO Knights' Kingdom' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced that LEGO Knights' Kingdom for the Game Boy Advance is in development for worldwide release. LEGO Knights' Kingdom is an action-packed arcade adventure game based on the LEGO Knights' Kingdom line of toys. LEGO Knights' Kingdom, the next title under a multi-title exclusive publishing agreement between LEGO Interactive and THQ, is scheduled to ship this fall.

'Spy Fiction' (PS2) Enhancements Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sammy Studios Inc. today revealed significant upgrades exclusive to its North American release of "Spy Fiction." "Spy Fiction" is a fully 3D, action-oriented stealth game, introducing all-new gadgets and game elements designed to keep game play in high gear. Read more for details & screens...

Majesco Signs 'Guilty Gear X2 #Reload' (Xbox)

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The popular fighting franchise, Guilty Gear X2 #Reload, makes it's debut on the Xbox this summer, courtesy of Majesco. Developed by ARC System Works, Guilty Gear X2 #Reload features Xbox Live support, offering players head-to-head competition, real-time global rankings, and community support of voice and friends.

Far Cry - Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has revealed that they are working on a new patch for CryTek's recently released FPS Far Cry. The new update patch will bring your retail game to v1.2 and crease running speed by 15% (and it will last 30% longer as well), network improvements, and it will also address various game crashes & multiplayer issues. Read more for detailed fix list ...

'Colin McRae Rally 2005' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

McRae gets his drive of the year as Codemasters today confirms that Colin McRae Rally 2005, a new addition to the leading rally game series, is in development and will launch this autumn for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Read more for details & screens...

SNK NeoGeo USA's 2004 E3 LineUp

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SNK NeoGeo USA will debut an incredible selection of new PlayStation2, Xbox and Game Boy Advance games at the 2004 E3, which takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, from May 12 - 14. Highlighting the company's booth (South Hall #546) will be the premiere of SNK's first original The King Of Fighters title for the PlayStation 2, KOF:Maximum Impact.

'Worms Forts Under Siege' (Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe Ltd, today announced the development of Worms Forts Under Siege, the latest title in Team 17's hugely entertaining Worms franchise. Worms Forts Under Siege is underway for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and the PC, and will be unveiled at E3 2004, May 12-14, on the SEGA stand – Room 151, Concourse Hall, Los Angeles Convention Center. Read more for details & screens...

'Van Helsing' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 9:13 a.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 ..

'Anarchy Online' - Spring Campaign

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom announces a special spring campaign for the multi award-winning MMORPG Anarchy Online. New players can now download and buy the Classic Edition of Anarchy Online for just 4.95 USD/EUR. It includes an updated version of Anarchy Online as well as 30 days of game time.

'Transformers' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. announced today that its highly-anticipated Transformers video game, created exclusively for the PlayStation2 under license from Hasbro, Inc., has gone gold. Based on Hasbro, Inc.'s hugely popular brand, Atari's Transformers game will be available in PAL territories on May 7th.

PC Preview - 'Supreme Ruler 2010'

by Thomas Leaf on April 29, 2004 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Supreme Ruler 2010 is not another build and attack 'click fest', but a challenging simulation of political and military leadership. You control the agenda of your region as you maintain its economy, grow the support of your population, and strive to influence your neighbors. Through skilled management your influence and popularity will grow.... Will you be a successful diplomat, who can increase your power through an incredibly flexible diplomacy model, or will you be a ruthless and ambitious ruler that lets your tanks and missiles speak for you?

'Half-Life 2' - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 3:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Half-Life 2 the player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people people he cares about are counting on him (thanks Jeux-France). Read more for somenew screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 3:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Port Royale 2' - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 3:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Caribbean in the 17th Century; You will trade with over 60 towns and create your own production facilities. You will not only increase your trading empire, but you will also have a larger influence on the development of the New World. Trade is not everything though, as pirates and military fleets threaten your trade convoys.

'StarCraft' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new patch for their RTS StarCraft and its expansion pack StarCraft: Brood War. This update brings your retail game to v1.11 and although there are no balance changes with this patch, it does implement some minor bugs fixes. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Shadow Hearts: Covenant' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway announced today that Shadow Hearts: Covenant, the sequel to the critically acclaimed, fantasy-style RPG Shadow Hearts. With a mix of turn-based strategy and RPG elements, Shadow Hearts: Covenant (known as Shadow Hearts 2 in Japan) provides players with an even greater magical quest than its predecessor.