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Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 4:37 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 :

'Xpand Rally' - Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xpand Rally races take place in different parts of the world, the player gets to race in different environments – from deserts to polar snows. Techland has today revealed the next of Xpand Rally features – diversity of tracks. 5 different sceneries and over 60 tracks on which players will compete are one of the most important game’s aspects. Read more for some new screens!

'Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Hollywood Cast

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 1:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced it has signed New York Times best-selling author R.A. Salvatore to develop the storyline for its upcoming action adventure video game, Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone, which will also feature the extraordinary talents of actors Patrick Stewart and Michael Clarke Duncan, who will lend their voices to two prominent roles in the video game. Demon Stone, which is scheduled for release in Fall 2004, is set in the popular Dungeons & Dragons world created by Wizards of the Coast. Demon Stone is being developed by Stormfront Studios, creators of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, for the PS2 & Xbox.

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

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game that introduced stealth gameplay is back. 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. 'Thief: Deadly Shadows' ships to stores May 25th, 2004.

'The Chronicles Of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay' (Xbox) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers can get the inside scoop on the enigmatic anti-hero Riddick and is escape from the triple max slam with the announcement of the pre-order campaign for The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. Fans who choose to preorder the hotly anticipated Xbox title will receive an exclusive DVD featuring exclusive content such as : mini hint guide, movie trailer, background info and plenty more. Read more for details ...

Ground Control 2: Operation Exodus - SinglePlayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ground Control II: Operation Exodus focuses on tactical combat with minimal time spent on resource management. Instead of harvesting resources and building bases, the game keeps the action hot and heavy by immediately rewarding players for accomplishing objectives. This demo includes 2 tutorials and a campaign mission (Calling the Shots) playable as the Northern Star Alliance (thanks GameSpot). Read more for download links ...

'Top Spin' Coming To The PC

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While not officially announced yet, word has it that Microsoft's acclaimed tennis title Top Spin is headed for the PC. Oddly enough the game will not be published by Microsoft but rather by Atari. The conversion is being done by the original Xbox developers Power and Magic Dev. No further details are available at this point.

'Ultima Online 7th Anniversary Edition' Announced

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the Ultima Online 7th Anniversary Edition, commemorating the game's historic seven-year run. The special version of the longest-running online game is currently in development and scheduled for release this summer.

'KumaWar' Launches Second 'Fallujah' Iraq Mission

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KumaWar has launched its second mission from the military hotspot of Fallujah, Iraq -- Fallujah Abizaid Attack. Based on the February 12, 2004 assassination attempt on General John P. Abizaid, commander of all U.S. forces in the Middle East, Fallujah Abizaid Attack re-creates the General’s narrow escape and the swift counter-attack by America’s 82nd Airborne Division and friendly Iraqi troops as they hunt down the insurgent attackers.

'Lawman' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lawman, under development at Techland, is a FPS taking place in the Wild West times. The game is action driven and the gameplay is based on fast and accurate shooting creating the original feel of those days. The immense sensation and the realistic feel are created by graphics based on Chrome Engine and characteristic feel of the Wild West days created by the soundtrack. Read more for details and screens....

'Mercedes Benz World Racing' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TDK has released a new patch for Synetic's racing game World Racing. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.5.5 and adds LAN/Internet multiplayer capabilities, and Matrox surroundgaming support. Read more for details and download links ...

'Chaos League' - Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaos League combines sports, fantasy and brutal, chaotic action on a playing field where the primary objectives are typical but the gameplay is anything but. Players must score points, win games, advance to championship rounds, and of course compete for the ultimate trophy, but Chaos League serves up some extra excitement with its absence of rules, corrupt referees and mythical, powerful opponents.

'ToCA Race Driver 2' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has released another patch for their racing game TOCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.2 and while incorporating all fixes from previous patch, it also addresses some networking problems. Read more for details and download links ...

'Toontown' Launches

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Toontown is the world's first 3D massively multiplayer online PC game (MMOG) designed especially for children and their families. Disney's Toontown Online throws open its gates to UK gamers today and invites them to head to www.disney.co.uk/toontown and help in the struggle to save Toontown, which is under siege from a band of uptight business robots called the Cogs.

Editorial - 'Brave New World'

by Ben Parfitt on May 24, 2004 @ 3:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Editorials

With another E3 now behind us I find it difficult not to spend much of my time thinking about the future of the games industry. Does the future look any different now than it did pre E3? Not really, but if nothing else the Los Angeles event has certainly solidified a few truths. In the coming year the battle for gaming supremacy seems as if it’s going to be fought on a new front – the realm of innovation.

'Khan The Absolute Power' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Khan The Absolute Power is a MMORPG and the background of the game is based on real history about Genghis Khan in the 13 Century. In 1225, right before seeing the other end of European continent, Genghis Khan turned around and went back to the heart of Mongol Empire. The Mongol army became the most disciplined, experienced, and feared force the world had yet to see. Read more for details & screens ...

Xbox Review - 'Red Dead Revolver'

by Agustin on May 24, 2004 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Red’s family is slaughtered before his eyes, his mother burned, his father shot down. Red has only revenge on his mind. 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.

PC Review - 'Pax Romana'

by ToAstA on May 24, 2004 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Pax Romana is an historical strategy game set in ancient Rome, designed by the creators of Europa Universalis. There are two sides to this epic game – political and strategic. The strategic side is very much a battle of cunning and well-planned military tactics, whereas the political side involves the manipulation of senators and generals alike, as politicians seek to gain military and financial power.

'Monte Cristo' E3 2004 Lineup - Screens

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

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

'Air Power: WW II Heavy Bombers and Jets' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2004 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shockwave Productions announced today they are publishing their next title, Air Power: WW II Heavy Bombers and Jets. Shockwave Productions is using their critically acclaimed skill to dominate the civil aviation sim world with Air Power: WW II Heavy Bombers and Jets for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004. Air Power raises the bar once again by adding seven meticulously created aircraft, visuals, and missions to Microsoft’s latest and greatest flight simulator.