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'Cross Racing Championship' - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Utilizing the next generation of the Invictus engine which incorporates its new real-time physics module, Cross Racing Championship (CRC) will allow the player to experience the thrills of high-speed on and off road racing across vast open terrains.

Various 'Game Trailers' Available NOW

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 4:23 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 :

'Spoils Of War' Revealed

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 3:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Spoils of War" skillfully combines the successes of real-time strategy and first-person shooter to create intense warfare and player depth that is unparalleled. As Battlefield Commander, switch between RTS and FPS modes to manage your team's economy and technology while leading your fellow human players to victory. As one of three first-person characters you will commandeer vehicles, become skillful with weaponry, and use unique powers in a high velocity war (thanks Blues).

'Need for Speed Underground 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking place in a massive, free-roaming city featuring five distinct interconnected neighborhoods, Need for Speed Underground 2 delivers an immersive game world where the streets are your menus. As players explore the city, they’ll encounter rival racers who will school them in the ways of the underground and tip them off to the hottest racing spots in town. Read more for some new screens ...

Eidos Delays 'ShellShock: Nam '67' (PS2/Xbox/PC)

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 2:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today Eidos has released some financial numbers in respect of the current financial year to June 30, 2004. Apart from the fact that sales on Hitman and Thief 3 were lower than expected the most notable announcement was that eventhough it seems 'ShellShock: Nam '67' is finished it is being pusbed back until September. "Given these circumstances, and notwithstanding that the game is now ready to release, the Board has decided to hold the release of ShellShock: Nam '67 until September so as to provide this important new franchise with a better opportunity to deliver its true potential." For more details, read the full financial statement.

'Flat-Out' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flat-Out is an adrenaline-inducing racing game with an exciting story line, spectacular crashes and a not-too-serious attitude in the best movie-like fashion. The thrill and terror of racing light, cheap and often very dented cars in constant close proximity and contact with other cars brings out the white-knuckled racing spirit as the player faces rapidly changing situations.

'Torrente' - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to take on the role of Spain’s most notorious police officer, Torrente. based on the top-grossing films of the same name, Torrente is a fascist, sexist, racist, drunk, and dirty cop who soon finds himself caught in the crossfire between drug cartels and the Mafia. Now he must blast his way through street thugs and hit men battling for control over Madrid’s seedy underworld.

'Warhammer Online' Introduces Eight Basic Starting Careers

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online, the upcoming massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) set against the backdrop of Games Workshop’s grim and gritty Warhammer fantasy world has released new information on the basic starting careers that will be available to players. Read more for details and some artwork ...

Vivendi Launches 'Tribes: Vengeance' 'Skinning' Competition

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games, in cooperation with Internet community site Tribalwar.com, announced today a contest to create alternative “skins” for use within Tribes: Vengeance. The competition, which starts immediately, will end on July 9th when a panel of judges from Vivendi Universal Games, Irrational Games, and Tribalwar.com will select the best skin and award its creator a high-end graphics card from ATI Technologies and an in-game credit.

'Need For Speed Underground 2' (ALL) Gets Even Hotter With Brooke Burke

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that they have signed one of the world's sexiest thrill seekers and cover girls, Brooke Burke, to star in Need For Speed Underground 2, the sequel to the best selling game of 2003, Need For Speed Underground.

EA Signs On For Next OddWorld Title (PS2/Xbox)

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that it has signed a agreement with Oddworld Inhabitants for the worldwide publishing rights to the next Oddworld game, the latest in the internationally acclaimed character-based action series. Slated for release in 2005, the new title will bring a unique action gaming experience to owners of the PlayStation2 and Xbox.

'Return to Mysterious Island' - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Return to Mysterious Island, a puzzle/adventure game is based on the novel by Jules Verne, follows Mina, a strong young woman alone on a round-the-world sailing expedition. Caught in a tremendous storm, she becomes stranded on the shores of a wild and apparently uninhabited island. As she explores her new surroundings, she uncovers artifacts, living spaces and technologies left behind by the people who came before her to this uncharted island.

'Prince of Persia 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Prince has to embark upon a path of both carnage and mystery to defy his preordained death. His journey leads to the infernal core of a cursed island stronghold harboring mankind’s greatest fears. Only through grim resolve, bitter defiance and the mastery of deadly new combat arts can the Prince rise to a new level of warriorship – and emerge from this ultimate trial with his life. Read more for some new screens ...

'Massive Assault' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wargaming has released another patch for their strategy game Massive Assault bringing your retail game to v1.2.209. "This patch mostly affects Multiplayer mode of the game: after-game and before-game messaging has been improved, added random side challenges and an option to enforce victory in the time-out games. Also special message with achievements is being shown when advanced to new rank and smart replay name generation has been added."

'Spartan' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine has released a new patch for their 3D Turns based Strategy game Spartan. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.017 and focuses on improving the gameplay by re balancing the difficulty levels,major improvements in the AI and more feedback to the player about why the AI is making the decisions it does. Read more for download links ...

WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yuke's is working on a SmackDown game that will add new features and bring enhanced graphics to the series. WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw, will combine characters from the WWE's Smackdown! and Raw franchises, expected release date is holiday season 2004. In the meantime check these screens ...

'World Championship Snooker 2004' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking the baize battles out of your living room and into the competitive online gaming arena, World Championship Snooker 2004 is the new player in Codemasters' best-selling, definitive snooker game series and will launch this summer for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. World Championship Snooker 2004 introduces an online competitive play mode on all platforms, allowing players to go head-to-head with a live opponent and play as any one of the 30 plus professional players.

'IndyCar Series 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Officially licensed by the Indy Racing League, IndyCar Series 2005 gets a boost with a host of new features to complement the action-packed oval track racing at speeds up to 235mph! The game's new online racing will see up to 12 players getting fiercely competitive out on the circuits on Xbox, with up to 8 players on PS2.

'Silent Storm: Sentinels' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 17, 2004 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nival Interactive has released a demo for their 3D TBS Silent Storm: Sentinels. This demo allows you to take on the part of Toby – a female American sniper – and prove yourself to the ORGANISATION in 3 missions (Eliminate informers! Protect captured Sentinels! Search the abandoned mine for the valuable documents!). Read more for download links...

Xbox Review - ' The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay'

by Corey Owen on June 17, 2004 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Set before the events of both Universal Pictures' upcoming summer release, The Chronicles of Riddick, starring Vin Diesel, and the 2000 breakout hit 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 universe.

Xbox Review - 'Metal Slug 3'

by Geson Hatchett on June 17, 2004 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In addition to everything that made the arcade original a worldwide hit, the Xbox version of METAL SLUG 3 will have some brand new features and original missions accessible once you've cleared certain conditions. Players can choose from over 10 new slug vehicles exclusive to METAL SLUG 3, including the Slug Copter and the very unusual Elephant Slug, which comes complete with a trunk-spray weapon.

PC Review - 'Beyond Divinity'

by Ben Zackheim on June 17, 2004 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Beyond Divinity is Larian Studios’ new role playing game set in the award-winning Divinity universe. In Beyond Divinity, you become soul-forged with a Death Knight. Your fate is to spend the rest of eternity bonded to this creature of evil, unless you can undo this curse. You and your unlikely companion embark on a great adventure to unlock the secret of riftrunning... your only answer to this life of darkness!