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'Ragnarok Online: Juno Expansion' Launched

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 9:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gravity Interactive's Ragnarok Online: Juno Expansion, an anime-style, massively multi-player online role-playing game (MMORPG), is now available in the United States.

'Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords' (Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts today announced its official 2004 E3 lineup, which features Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, the follow-up title to last year's award-winning RPG. The original KOTOR was released in 2003 and earned widespread acclaim throughout the interactive industry, including more than 35 "Game of the Year" awards. The Sith Lords will be officially unveiled at E3 2004 and will be released for the Xbox and PC in February 2005.

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

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 3:14 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.

'Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stormregion made massive tanks a crucial element in this tactical combat action title set in World War II. Russian, German and Allied troops fight in three campaigns and more than 30 breath taking single player missions. Over a hundred authentic 3D vehicles are at disposal as well as a wide range of ground troops. Read more to check 30 new screens and also check our Panzers preview!

'Van Helsing' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 1:19 p.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 & the TV Commercial...

'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 12:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Leisure Suit Larry videogame franchise began in 1987 with The Land of the Lounge Lizards, the first of seven games in the series. Since then, the Leisure Suit Larry games have sold more than 35 millions of units worldwide and its games are considered collector items. Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is scheduled for release on next-generation consoles and the PC in late 2004.

'The Bard's Tale' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set before the events of both Universal Pictures' upcoming summer release The Chronicles of Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, and the 2000 cult classic Pitch Black, which first introduced Diesel as enigmatic anti-hero Riddick, the game tells the story of Riddick's dramatic escape from the previously inescapable triple max security slam Butcher Bay, home to the most violent prisoners in the galaxy.

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Check out these new screens ...

'Red Dead Revolver' (PS2/Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is pleased to announce that Red Dead Revolver for the PlayStation2 and Xbox is in retail stores in North America. The game will be in stores in Europe on May 28, 2004 for both the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox.

'Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the release of Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain designed exclusively for the PS2. Developed by SCEA's Bend group, Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain incorporates many of the franchise's signature gameplay elements with the addition of four-player cooperative peer-to-peer online play, an innovative character customization feature, and larger, richly-detailed international environments.

'Samurai Warriors' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that the Samurai Warriors is now shipping to retail stores. Inspired by the acclaimed series Dynasty Warriors, the videogame was published by Koei Corporation and developed by Omega Force for the PlayStation2

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 10:59 a.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 :

  • Kult: Heretic Kingdoms - Trailer
  • LotR: Battle For Middle-Earth - Trailer
  • Leisure Suit Larry - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Champions: Return To Arms' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While we already had this revealed (including the first screens) a few days ago, Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced Champions: Return to Arms, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Action/RPG, Champions of Norrath. Champions: Return to Arms, developed by Snowblind Studios and published by Sony Online Entertainment, will be available exclusively for the PS2 in the Q1 2005.

Paradox Entertainment Announces 'Hearts of Iron 2'

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Swedish computer games developer Paradox Entertainment announced that they for some time have been working on a sequel to the award-winning and highly renowned title Hearts of Iron. Hearts of Iron is a grand strategy game depicting World War 2 in a real-time environment. It was celebrated as a pioneer among World War 2 strategy games.

Deep Silver Signs 'Earth 2160'

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOCH Media and ZUXXEZ release details of their newest synergy: The new title in the highly successful science-fiction strategy series Earth 2150, developed by Reality Pump Studios will appear under the KOCH Media games label Deep Silver. Within the framework of an European deal, KOCH Media has acquired the exclusive European rights for this PC game title, which is to appear in Q4 2004

Radeon Launches 'ATI X800' Graphics Card

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ATI Technologies Inc. today launched its RADEON X800 Visual Processing Unit (VPU) which will deliver the industry’s most awesome gaming experience possible on a PC. With the introduction of the RADEON X800, ATI continues its two year reign as the industry leader in high-end graphics for gaming and ushers in a new era, High Definition Gaming. Worldwide system integrators, original equipment manufacturers and board partners are excited to deliver RADEON X800 powered systems and boards beginning immediately.

'Psychotoxic' - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Psychotoxic is a first person shooter with an exceptionally exciting story line. The setting is New York, in the year 2020. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse have caused terrible damage on Earth. The fourth horseman is now preparing for his return. Violence and aggression are increasing drastically. Humanity's last hope is protagonist Angie Prophet. Check the new batch of screens ...

Eidos & Pyro Studios Announce 'Imperial Glory' - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Imperial Glory promises to be the most extensive strategy game ever, offering an in-depth management model along with graphically stunning real-time land and naval battles in full 3D. Choose which of the five great 19th century Empires to lead: Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austro-Hungary, each with their own unique attributes. Imperial Glory is being developed by Pyro Studios and will be released on PC in early 2005. Read more for details & the first screens...

THQ E3 2004 Lineup

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today revealed their new lineup that will be on display at the E3 convention. Console gamer content including Destroy All Humans, The Punisher, WWE Day of Reckoning and Full Spectrum Warrior will be available, but also S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War. THQ will also present the most expansive mass-market product portfolio in the industry, including games based on "The Incredibles," "The Polar Express," and "The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie," three of the biggest feature films scheduled for holiday 2004.

'Massive Assault: Phantom Renaissance' Announced

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wargaming.net announced today that it is developing Massive Assault: Phantom Renaissance - the stand-alone expansion set for its highly acclaimed turn-based strategy game Massive Assault. The development has been going for the last six months. Read more for details & screens...

Midas E3 2004 Lineup

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 6:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midas Interactive heads out to the E3 show in Los Angeles to showcase its new releases for 2004. Despite being an internationally renowned budget publisher Midas Interactive will be unveiling several full price PlayStation 2 releases at the show including Project Minerva, a hugely engaging first person shoot 'em up, from Japanese developer D3.

'GTR: The Ultimate Racing Game' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 4:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SimBin Development Team has now officially released the leaked press demo for the first ever official racing game based on the FIA GT racing series. GTR – The Ultimate Racing Game represents the most intense and immersive racing experience ever to grace a PC or games console. This demo features one track (Spa) and you can choose between two cars (Lister and Morgan). Read more for download links ...

Ubisoft Europe Signs 'Star Ocean Till the End of Time' (PS2)

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

Ubisoft today announces the signing of an exclusive publishing agreement with Japanese video game producer, Square Enix, famous for its FINAL FANTASY franchise. Star Ocean Till the End of Time is slated for a European release on PlayStation2 in Autumn 2004.

Namco 2004 E3 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 3:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco recently had its pre-E3 event showing off their lineup of upcoming titles on display at this year's E3 media convention. Some new titles are still to be announced in the coming days, but in the meantime we have screens of the following titles :

Activision 2004 E3 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision recently had its pre-E3 event showing off their lineup of upcoming titles on display at this year's E3 media convention. Some new titles are still to be announced in the coming days, but in the meantime we have screens of the following titles :

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

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 2:06 a.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.

PS2 Review - 'Destruction Derby Arenas'

by The Cookie Snatcher on May 4, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Destruction Derby Arenas basic enjoyable premise remains the same – take control of a fully destructible car and throw it around a series of tracks and bowls. With each collision earning crucial turbo boost and grid positions, players are rewarded not just for skilful cornering but for hammering their opponents to pieces with their own vehicles! As bumpers drop off, knackered radiators steam and doors flap open, the competition to get to first place gets ever more heated.

Hip Interactive 2004 E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 4, 2004 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

E3 will present Hip Interactive Europe with the ideal opportunity to make a number of new and exciting announcements as well as showing off Pariah (Xbox, PC) from Digital Extremes, who will also be in attendance for specific interviews.Already Pariah is being tagged by the world's media as one of the most exciting games in development and Hip Games will continue to present equally aggressive game acquisitions. On display will be The Mummy: The Animated Series (Universal) - PS2, PC and XBOX, CT Special Forces - PS2, XBox and PC, Gadget and the Gadgetinis - Garfield (PAWS) PS2, PC plus a number of yet to be announced titles.