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'City of Heroes' Content Update - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 8:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Heroes enables players to realize their comic book dreams. Heroes protect the fine citizens of Paragon City in a colorful 3-D world where the victims of crimes not only thank players for their help, but they even compliment players on their costumes! With the release of the first update to City of Heroes just weeks away, Cryptic Studios and NCsoft have released some new screens!

North American 'Master Ninja Tournament' Launch Successfull

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 8:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo and Xbox Live announced today record high online registration numbers for the Master Ninja Tournament, Tecmo and Xbox Live's worldwide online Ninja Gaiden tournament where participants have a chance to play through three rounds of competition before being crowned the #1 Ninja Gaiden "Master Ninja" player in the world.

'NHL 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 6:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA SPORTS lights it up in the 13th season of world championship hockey with EA SPORTS NHL 2005. Delivering top shelf gameplay that captures the speed, finesse, and lighting-fast flow of pro hockey, NHL 2005 challenges gamers of all skill levels to lace up their skates and take command of the open ice.

'Brothers In Arms' (Xbox/PC) Receives Combat Veterans Endorsement

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 5:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced an endorsement from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Foundation for Gearbox Software's Brothers in Arms video game. The VFW Foundation ensures that the legacy of combat veterans is protected and nurtured, and provides support to American troops, veterans and their families. Available on Xbox and PC in Fall 2004, Brothers in Arms will immerse players in the historic invasion of Normandy during World War II - with unparalleled imagery, authenticity, sound, and gameplay.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 4:29 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 :

'Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone is an action adventure game set in the popular D&D world created by Wizards of the Coast. Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone will place players in the middle of a heated battle between two demonic armies set to overrun the world of Faerun. Check out these new screens showing off the new particle based graphic system PAGFAST (Proprietary Ambient Glow and Focus Adjustment Shader Technology).

Thief: Deadly Shadows - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive has released the demo for ION Storm's stealth/action game Thief: Deadly Shadows. This demo features a tutorial and the first mission of the game. Read more for download links ...

'Knights Of Honor' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As King, it is your duty to lead your people in their struggle to raise your kingdom from its humble beginnings to a position of power and prestige. War, diplomacy and a burgeoning economy are the means by which you increase your power and expand your influence. A unique Knight-management system will offer you brand new possibilities to enhance your personal strategy.

'The Suffering' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore today announced that the PC version of Midway's hit action horror title The Suffering ships to retail stores in North America. The Suffering combines a chilling storyline with third person action and adventure to create one of the most frightening and horrifying experiences available on the PC.

'Temple of Elemental Evil' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has released the long promised update patch for Troika's RPG Temple of Elemental Evil. This upgrade brings your retail game to v2.0 and adresses several bugs/crashes and balance tweaks (thanks Blues). Read more for details and download links ...

'Besieger' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that is has shipped Besieger for PC in North America. Besieger is a real-time 3D strategy set in a medieval fantasy world in which rival players wage war as either Viking or Cimmerian warriors. Gamers conquer factions of Ogres, Werewolves and Centaurs and smash their way into the enemy’s heavily defended Citadels, while in turn defending their own domains. An official Besieger demo is expect June 3rd.

'Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway announced today that their 3rd-person action Psi-Thriller has gone gold. Levitating to store shelves on June 14th, Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy provides gamers with ground-breaking gameplay elements, melding 6 different Psi powers with a traditional arsenal of weapons. Showcasing stellar graphics and one of the most innovative physics engines to date, Psi-Ops delivers a refreshing take on the action/adventure genre.

'Ace Combat 5' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco's 'Ace Combat 5', shipping exclusively for the PlayStation2 in Fall 2004, is the newest installment is the most explosive title yet in the unparalleled 'Ace Combat' series. Developed by Namco Limited in Japan, 'Ace Combat 5' is set to soar as Namco’s fifth installment of the Air Combat/Ace Combat series. Read more for 40+ new screens ...

'Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge' (Xbox) Downloadable Content

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that new content for Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, the smash-hit aerial action game for Xbox, is now available for download via Xbox Live. The latest wave of free content includes three new planes, two new maps and two new gametypes that are sure to keep the skies ablaze with high-speed high-altitude action. Read more for details & screens ...

'Mercedes Benz World Racing' - Update Patch Available NOW

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

Shortly after the previous patch, TDK has released a new patch for Synetic's racing game World Racing. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.6.6 and adds hot fixes for Launcher + multiplayer in previous patch. Read more for details and download links ...

'Armies of Exigo' - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 4:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worlds collide in Armies of Exigo, where the traditional boundaries of the battlefield are smashed and war is waged both above and below the ground. Armies of Exigo locks elves, beasts, knights, and creatures of the darkness in an epic battle for survival where armies can delve deep underground to advance undetected and then tunnel to the surface to unleash powerful attacks on their unsuspecting enemies.

PC Preview - 'Zoo Tycoon 2'

by Mark Crump on May 28, 2004 @ 4:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

"Zoo Tycoon 2" cranks up the excitement, challenge and fun of building the ultimate zoo, with 30 animals in incredible detail with more fun animations and a dazzling array of building tools and objects, including easier terrain-altering options, scenery, foliage, themed buildings, animal shelters and moats. Gameplay has been enhanced from that of the original title, with a new zoom feature and 3-D graphics that allow players to keep a closer eye on the action and craft more-creative zoos.

'NHL Eastside Hockey Manager' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring all 30 NHL teams, plus teams from all the other major hockey leagues of North America and Europe, NHL Eastside Hockey manager provides ice hockey fans complete franchise control of their favourite ice hockey team. The demo is a fully featured version of the game that lasts for six months of game time. Read more for download links ...

'Pro Rugby Manager 2004' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has released another demo for Pro Rugby Manager 2004 product, allowing the management game fans have a taste of what is to come when Pro Rugby Manager 2004. The new demo incorperates both a new single-player demo as well as Internet or LAN play. There are four teams available in the demo, England, France, Biarritz and Leicester along with two stadiums to choose from. Read more for download links ...

Chaos League - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 3:46 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. This demo features a few tutorials, 4 fields, 2 races, playable in match & championship mode, and unlike previous demo, this one is the UK version, with English commentary. Read more for download links ...

'Alexander The Great' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DEEP SILVER announced today the development of 'Alexander The Great' due for release on PC CD-ROM in November 2004. The game, which has been in development by the Meridian93 studio since February 2004, is a 3D RTS/RPG, which puts you in control of a squad of Alexander's elite Macedonian soldiers. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 2:08 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 ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on May 28, 2004 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PS2 Review - 'La Pucelle: Tactics'

by Hank on May 28, 2004 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

La Pucelle: Tactics is a tale of betrayal and double cross, monsters in human form and humans in monster form, set in an alternate medieval Europe. The unlikely hero is a smart mouthed and undisciplined sixteen year old who just passed her exorcism exams and her comrades in La Pucelle, a demon hunting squad.

PS2 Review - 'Van Helsing'

by Agustin on May 28, 2004 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Van Helsing, the third-person action game, transports players to a new world of fantastical reality set in 19th century Transylvania - home to the legendary Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster and the Wolf Man. 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.

Hardware Review - 'Game Boy Advance SP Game Changer'

by Thomas Wilde on May 28, 2004 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Radiks Game Boy Advance SP Game Changer is one of those products that, at first blush, you wonder why it was invented. The Game Changer is sort of like a CD turntable for your Game Boy Advance SP. You can plug the SP into it, and up to three games, allowing you to switch between those games with a switch on the side of the unit. We recently had a chance to check one out, read more to find out the final verdict ...