'Gangland' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 8:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive has released a new patch for MediaMobsters' mob strategy game Gangland. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.3 and adds a global chat lobby, single-player skirmish option, various new in-game features, balance tweaks, bug fixes, etc (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

Unreal Tournament 2004 - Community Bonus Pack 2

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 6:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari let us know that they have released the first Community Bonus Pack for Epic Games' multiplayer FPS Unreal Tournament 2004. This CBP features 21 maps (including four new Onslaught maps), four new character models and a new mutator, SpiderSteroids (thanks HomeLAN). Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 4:32 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 :

'Dragon Age' - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Age is a blockbuster fantasy role-playing game set in a world created and owned by BioWare. Dragon Age will offer a deep, party-based, roleplaying experience in both single-player and multi-player game modes. Utilizing a brand new game engine, Dragon Age will feature stunning visuals with a tantalizing blend of the exploration and combat of Baldur's Gate, the multi-player gameplay and community support of Neverwinter Nights, and a cinematic gameplay experience from BioWare, the developer of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 3:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Darkwatch" is an original first person shooter combining the Western and Horror genres to create a cinematic experience with unparalleled depth and game play variety. As half-vampire Jericho Cross, players must hunt down a powerful vampire lord whose undead minions have overrun the Wild West. The result is a stylistic premise blending western and vampire-horror milieus, and one injected with innovative concepts.

'KUON' (PS2) Coming To North America - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGETEC Inc. announced it will bring KUON, a period-based survival horror game, to North America exclusively for the PS2 this winter. Developed and published by From Software in Japan, KUON is a one-of-a-kind weapon and magic based horror game offering novel gameplay mechanics, thought-provoking puzzles, mind-bending mini-games and a truly fascinating storyline. Read more for details & screens...

Free 'Disgaea: Hour of Darkness' (PS2) Mini Art Book

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 3:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DoubleJump Publishing, in conjunction with Atlus U.S.A., announced a special offer for fans who purchased Atlus’s smash hit strategy-RPG for the PlayStation2, Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. To celebrate the re-release of the game to stores, all gamers who send in the registration card enclosed with their copies of Disgaea after May 25th, will receive, free of charge, an exclusive mini-art book. This book contains 8 pages of art never before released in the US, from Disgaea’s original artists.

'Wild Arms Alter Code: F' (PS2) Coming to North America

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGETEC today announced that it will bring Wild Arms Alter Code: F, a brand new title based on the original Wild Arms, to North America exclusively for the PS2 this Winter. Developed by Media Vision and published by SCE in Japan, WILD ARMS Alter Code: F, is a true, traditional role-playing game offering fresh, new characters, enhanced graphics, intricate puzzles and an innovative new battle system.

Vivendi E3 2004 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Vivendi's 2004 E3 lineup:

'Singles' - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos is excited to announce that Singles: Flirt Up Your Life for PC will be available via online download starting Monday, May 24th! And it gets better! Wetting your appetite for this hot number, the first four hours of the game will be free to play, from there its up to you! "Singles" lets player's control the lives of Linda and Mike, two very different people, apartment sharing in a busy European city. How they interact and get on is totally up to the player.

'EverQuest II' - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath. Read on to check out the latest screen ...

'Fuel' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FUEL is the motor-head's action-thinking, vehicular marathon. In this adrenaline filled, present-day racing game you choose between one of eight characters, adapting your game play to their unique strengths and weaknesses. Read more for some new screens ...

Acclaim Signs 'Kreed' For Europe & Australia

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Russian publisher Russobit-M just informed us that European & Australian gamers will soon have the opportunity to play the well-known first person shooter developed by BURUT CT! This all means that the contract for Kreed has been signed with Acclaim and, according to the contract, Acclaim has rights to publish Kreed in European countries and in Australia, VERY soon. Now we only need somebody to bring it to North America, and preferably in a package deal with the add-on included, this game is getting old & wasting away.

'The Witcher' - Screens

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher” is an Action RPG game for PC platform, which combines the features of such games as Dungeon Siege, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Gothic and Neverwinter Nights. The game is supposed to ensure entertainment to a broad group of older players, incorporating simple yet interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3-D graphics. Read more for details & screens ...

'MLB SlugFest: Loaded' (PS2/Xbox) Website Launched

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway today announced the launch of the official website for its upcoming baseball title, MLB SlugFest: Loaded. Players can now step-up to the plate and online at the official MLB Slugfest website to get the latest news and updates on the exclusive, over-the-top baseball video game delivering multiplayer, online tournaments via the newly renovated Xbox Live 3.0 service.

'Nitro Family' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready for mind-blowing killin' action in this fast paced game that takes you around the world to fight against a new threat to world peace. Run, gun and jump past a relentless barrage of over-tie-top enemies with a scum killing dual-hand weapon system that can blast your enemies in mid-air. Save your family, save the world! The official ship date is May 24, but you can buy the game right now at ValuSoft 's website.

'Backyard Hockey 2005' Announced

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. and the National Hockey League announced today that Backyard Hockey 2005 is in development and will be released later this year. Building on the success of the first Backyard Hockey title, which shipped over half a million units to retail in just 15 months, Backyard Hockey 2005 will be an all-new 3-D experience featuring the Backyard Kids and NHL pros featured as kid-sized versions of themselves.

'Project Gotham Racing 2' (Xbox) Downloadable Content

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced the arrival of new downloadable content for the popular Xbox racing title, Project Gotham Racing 2. The PGR 2 Paris Booster Pack includes eight cars to race on seven new tracks in the beautiful "City of Lights." Gamers can download the PGR 2 Paris Booster Pack via Xbox Live for £2.99/€4.99 beginning today, 20 May.

Xbox Preview - 'Halo 2'

by Eric on May 20, 2004 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Halo 2, a sci-fi action/first-person shooter game, is a full sequel to the best-selling original and will continue the story of the Master Chief, a genetically enhanced supersoldier who is the only man who has successfully defied the Covenant, a coalition of alien races on a murderous march toward Earth.

E3 2004 Booth-Babe Gallery

by Rainier on May 20, 2004 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Besides displaying their newest games at E3, the developers/publishers go to great lengths to make their booths as elaborate as possible to attract attention. With a nice booth comes a nice hostess welcoming you, handing out flyers, taking care of appointments or ... just serving as eye candy. Here are the E3 2004 boob-babes

PC Review - 'Battle for Troy'

by Justin on May 20, 2004 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Paris, King of Troy, has stolen the heart and soul of Helen, Queen of Sparta. Feel the wrath and fury of a king betrayed as Menelaus rages to return his queen. Now two great legions stand poised on the brink of war. May the Gods be with you as you choose sides in an alliance that will soon drown the city of Troy in a sea of blood, all for the love of a woman.

PC Preview - 'Tribes: Vengeance'

by Ricardo Chimal on May 20, 2004 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Tribes: Vengeance, gamers become immersed in a roiling space opera. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of the other stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes and is given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters.