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'Halo 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 10:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Read more for some new screens...

'Snowblind' (PS2/Xbox) Was Originally 'Deus Ex Clan Wars'

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 9:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this morning Slashdot reported that Edge Magazine has confirmated, in its July issue, that the Eidos cyberpunk-influenced PS2/Xbox FPS Snowblind, shown at E3, "was originally designed to be a spin-off from [Deus Ex], but has since gone its own way." Crystal Dynamics SnowBlind was initially known as ' Deus Ex: Clan Wars', although at that point, no developer was known on that project.

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

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blinx is back, and this time he's taking on a whole new dimension! 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 choose to battle against one another in Battle Mode or team up in two-player Cooperative Mode.

'Altered Beast' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a special military operative, you are sent to investigate a deadly genetic outbreak in a small West Coast town. Operating alone and with minimal information, you quickly realize that your mission will ultimately become a battle for survival. Hunted by unspeakable horrors and haunted by your past, you soon discover that in order to overcome evil, you must become more than evil.

'You Are Empty' - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"You Are Empty" is a First Person Shooter in a thriller style with some of the Adventure elements. Actions take place into a huge totalitarian Soviet city of 50-60s, in alternative history. You have to play a part of a typical soviet citizen of a severe totalitarian regime. Read more for some new screens ...

Sony Online Announces 'EverQuest' Changes

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On June 5, SOE hosted almost 70 players from around the United States in our first-ever Guild Summit. This meeting allowed for a frank exchange of views and ideas between the EverQuest Live team and leaders of some of the game?s more prominent guilds. The various guild representatives came well-prepared (notes and notebooks, even CDs) with suggestions for improving the EQ experience. Read more for details...

'Armies of Exigo' - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 2:08 p.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.

'Lord of the Rings: The Third Age' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience the first console roleplaying game (RPG) set in The Lord of the Rings universe in The Lord of the Rings, The Third Age from EA GAMES. Travel in the wake of the Fellowship in a unique structure that allows players to explore their own path while periodically intersecting the major events of New Line Cinema’s film trilogy.

'Silent Hill 4: The Room' Also Coming To The PC - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 1:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment that has been cursed by a deeply rooted evil. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds will Henry begin to uncover the truth. However, in true Silent Hill fashion, mysterious new characters, horrendous creatures, and the undead will use any means necessary to impede his progress. Some the first 9 PC screens ...

'Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition is the third installment in the Midnight Club racing franchise. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition will be available for the PS2/Xbox and is expected to hit retail shelves this holiday season. Read more for some new screens ...

'Second Sight' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Second Sight, developed by the creative force behind the acclaimed TimeSplitters series Free Radical Design, is an original property that redefines the standards for stealth action gameplay. Due later this year for PS2, Xbox and GameCube, in the meantime check these new screens...

'Bethesda Softworks' Is Hiring

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks is looking for talented world artists and programmers to join their team that is pushing the bleeding-edge of RPG development for the PC and future-generation consoles. Interested parties should check the Jobs section of the Bethesda Softworks web site.

'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has shipped Shadow Ops: Red Mercury, the highly anticipated cinematic first-person action game for the Xbox, to retail stores worldwide this week. Shadow Ops: Red Mercury offers players a gripping movie-style experience through its unprecedented Hollywood production values, intense action and ground-breaking sound and visual effects.

EA Reveals 'EA Sports Fantasy Football'

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA SPORTS now is taking on all fantasy football comers with the announcement of EA SPORTS Fantasy Football. Available starting July 21st at www.easports.com/fantasy. Electronic Arts, in conjunction with STATS, Inc. will offer a variety of fantasy football experiences for the 2004-2005 football season.

Blockbuster Announces 'Flip Card' Promotion

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blockbuster Inc. today announced the national rollout of the Blockbuster Flip Card – just in time for the latest summer game titles. When consumers purchase a BLOCKBUSTER Flip Card for just $49 plus tax, they get unlimited game rentals, one out at a time, for three consecutive months – less than the price of the hottest new release games.

Microsoft Announces New 'Xbox Live' Features & Titles

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This summer is going to be a scorcher with the addition of three new features and highly anticipated hits from distinguished third party publishers. With this unrivaled line-up, we plan to deliver on our promise of taking the online gaming experience to an unprecedented level. Read more for new features and 20 upcoming titles supporting Xbox Live!

'TAIKO: Drum Master' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to hone your drumming skills! TAIKO: Drum Master, developed by Namco Ltd. in Japan, is a new game that challenges your rhythmic skills through fun and challenging game play. TAIKO: Drum Master will release in time for the holiday season.

Ubisoft Partners with Quazal to Bring 'Splinter Cell 3' Online

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quazal and Ubisoft today announce their partnership has produced the Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3 multiplayer experience: one of the most innovative multiplayer designs to date, with cooperative moves that have never before been seen in a video game. A continuation to the story of Sam Fisher, member of the ultra-secret Third Echelon, Splinter Cell 3 is currently in development at Ubisoft’s Montreal studios.

Paradox To Self-Publish 'Crusader Kings' In North America

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crusader Kings will be in stores on September 21st, and as a step in Paradox Entertainment’s long-term strategy, the company will self-publish the title in North America (it was previously to be published by Strategy First).

'Dark Matter: The Baryon Project' Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fly one of the many spacecraft and battle huge cruisers - or break through hull, grab your rocket launcher and explore the enemy's vessel in your superior battle suit! Fight morphing aliens and fierce time warriors in a dark future that will become your worst nightmare!

'Codename: Panzers' - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 9:05 a.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!

'Colin McRae Rally 04' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has released the first patch for Colin McRae Rally 04. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.01 and improves the ghost car tracking system, to improve the visibility over LAN/Internet. Controller calibration is now smoother and less hard to control. The gear box testing sections are now better balanced. The game now report the ready state correctly in LAN/Internet multiplayer modes. Added code to display name, damage, tracks, etc when using GameSpy Arcade.

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C Company and Pointsoft Interactive have signed a Pan-European distribution deal for Vivisector: Beast Inside. Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline. Read more for some new screens ...

Nobilis Brings 'Virtual Grand Prix 2' To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today LAGO announces a brand new agreement with one of the major French videogame distributors, NOBILIS, for its racing-simulation game Virtual Grand Prix 2. This agreement involves the distribution for France, Spain and Benelux countries. Read more for details and screens ...

'Top Spin' - PC Version Officially Announced

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aleready revealed a few weeks ago, but today the official announcement rolled in. Atari has forged links with Microsoft, publisher of Top Spin for the Xbox, to publish the Windows PC version of Top Spin, the critically renowned tennis simulation releasing this September. Atari and Microsoft are confident of repeating the success of last year's Xbox version in 2004.

'Jak 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created and developed by Naughty Dog, Inc., Jak 3 is the team's follow-up to their best-selling title, Jak II and their Greatest Hits PlayStation2 debut title, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. Combining a variety of genres including driving, adventure, action-platform, puzzles, strategy and exploration, Jak 3 promises to deliver one of the most entertaining and interactive experiences to gamers this holiday season!

Millar Brothers Leave Jaleco and Team Up With Lionhead

by Rainier on June 16, 2004 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lionhead Studios is delighted to announce the appointment of brothers Ron and Chris Millar who both formerly worked for Jaleco Entertainment and Blizzard Entertainment. Ron Millar is to continue his work as designer at Lionhead Studios and his experience on games such as Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo will undoubtedly bring a new perspective to Lionhead's design process.