'True Fantasy Live Online' (Xbox) Is No More...

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 11:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Microsoft Japan announced that Level 5's Xbox MMORPG True Fantasy Live Online has been cancelled due to Reason for the sudden cancellation was due to the unsatisfactory development progress as it was scheduled for release this coming Winter. You can read more about this over on Gamespot. Seems Microsoft has no love for MMORPG's after it axed Mythica earlier this year.

Age of Mythology & AoM: The Titans - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 7:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ensemble Studios has released a new patch for their 3D RTS AoM (v1.10), as well as The Titans expansion pack (v1.03). Both patches adress a bug that hindered some users from uploading stats and a few minor exploits (thanks Blues). Read more for download links ...

'Counter-Strike: Condition Zero' 1.2 Released On Steam

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 6:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As was announced last week the official 1.2 update for CS:CZ has been released today, and all other Steam games have been updated. Steam will update itself automatically when you restart. If you want to know whats new/updated in the CS:C0 v1.2 then read more for detailed fix list.

'O~3 Entertainment' Signs Independent Developers

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 6:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

O~3 Entertainment announced today that they have signed the following independent game developers: The Behemoth, Espa├žo Inform├ítica, SyberSoft, Virtual Toys and XPEC Entertainment to publish games on multiple platforms.

'Dungeon Siege II' - Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Dungeon Siege II" returns players to the beautiful fantasy land of Aranna, but it is a land scarred by civil war, where the lines between good and evil are blurred. Players must lead an elite battle party against Valdis, a vicious marauder determined to return the world to order, no matter the cost. "Dungeon Siege II" promises to set a new standard in role-playing games by combining an intriguing story-line with intense real-time party combat and cutting edge 3D graphics.

'Fate of Ages' Revealed (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 2:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An epic RPG tale, 'Fate of Ages' follows the journey of a young hero and his companions as they seek to undo the mistakes of the past. Read more for details, screens and a small trailer...

'ShellShock: Nam '67' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

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

ShellShock: Nam '67 depicts the true horrors of the Vietnam War for the first time in a video game. ShellShock: Nam '67 focuses on one man's experience of the most controversial war of modern times. You take on the role of a rookie soldier on his first tour of duty as he experiences the fear, chaos and atrocities of the Vietnam War. Check some new screens...

'Aura: Fate of the Ages' - Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aura is a challenging first person puzzle exploration game that uses an easy to navigate mouse driven, point and click interface. The game features vast panoramic landscapes and some of the best pre-rendered graphics adventure has ever seen (and we mean it!!). Players will need to solve a variety of ingenious fully-animated puzzles using logic, reasoning and common sense. Read more for new screens ...

'Goldeneye: Rogue Agent' PC Version Revealed?

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 12:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on VE3D that C&VG have put up the second part of their 'Goldeneye: Rogue Agent' interview in which EA's Chris Plummer hints at a possible PC version of 'Goldeneye: Rogue Agent'.
“It's definitely never coming to PC then?
Plummer: I wouldn't say it's definitely never going there, but we don't want to do a port. For the PC it needs to be a PC design, and we're working on that behind the scenes but it's not something that we've announced or are prepared to discuss.
So there is a PC version in development, then?
Plummer: Erm, no, nothing official.”
Read the full interview over at C&VG.

'Harry Potter & The Prisoner Of Azkaban' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time gamers will play as friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger as well as Harry Potter, switching between characters and utilizing their key attributes and skills to resolve challenges and overcome enemies. Read more for some new screens...

Ubisoft Signs 'The Political Machine' - Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that they have signed a deal with Stardock Entertainment to publish The Political Machine, a strategy game where players take on the role of campaign manager for a presidential candidate. Players must raise money, take out advertisements, win endorsements and appear on popular TV news shows to answer tough questions about today's most pressing issues. The Political Machine is scheduled to launch late summer 2004 for the PC.

European 'Everquest II' Beta Test Starts In July

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft and Sony Online Entertainment Inc. today announced that the European beta sign-up for EverQuest II will begin in Europe on the 7th June, with the beta testing program itself starting in July. EverQuest II will be fully localized in English, French and German making it the first MMO game to feature localized voiceover when it ships.

'Men of Valor' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Men of Valor is an historical action experience that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Combining the latest Unreal technology with the gameplay expertise of 2015, the game immerses the player in the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era. The game will ship during Fall 2004 for the Xbox and PC. Check the freshly launched website or read more for some new screens ...

Various 'Game Trailers' Available NOW

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 9:33 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 :

'Creatures: The Albian Years' - Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fusion Labs and Gameware Development have announced the forthcoming release of Creatures the Albian Years available on the PC. This special edition twin pack contains two innovative classic best-sellers from Creature Labs, namely Creatures 1 and Creatures 2. These amazing Artificial Life products let you create real life on your own PC.

'Roma Victor' Gets SpeedTree

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RedBedlam, the developer of the historically-authentic MMORPG Roma Victor is to include lifelike environmental foliage in its upcoming epic title, thanks to the inclusion of IDV's SpeedTree tree-generation technology.

'Zoo Empire' Announced

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tend to your animals' health, happiness and nutrition by hiring employees, and adopt new animals as you unlock the numerous features hidden within the game. Attend to visitors by providing facilities for them to eat, drink and buy souvenirs from as they revel in your zoo. Sporting flexible gameplay, choose from either the sandbox mode where you establish the rules of the game, or accept the challenge of graduating from rookie zookeeper to wildlife whiz in the challenging career mode!

PS2 Preview - 'Gradius V'

by Thomas Wilde on June 2, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Konami's popular shooting franchise, Gradius, returns in the first installment specially designed for a next-generation platform. With the new Option Controls feature and masterful level design, Gradius V creates a new strategic dimension in shooting as gamers take control of the Vic Viper and blast through seven stages of classic arcade-style action on a non-stop, intense thrill ride to destroy the Bacterian core.

PS2 Preview - 'Suikoden IV'

by Thomas Wilde on June 2, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The mysteries surrounding the Rune of Punishment will be answered in the newest installment of the hit RPG series, Suikoden IV. Follow the plight of a young knight as he struggles with a powerful Rune that slowly steals the life of its bearer. The oceanic environment filled with huge ships and vast oceans is brought to life with a captivating score, dynamic lighting effects and highly detailed 3D models.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand' - Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medieval Lords takes aspiring city governors to the middle ages, combining rich city-building challenges with evolving military forces to defend against relentless attacks from neighboring enemies. A first for the genre, Medieval Lords features a full 3D engine that enables innovative new gameplay elements. The city building game genre will take on a whole new dimension when Monte Cristo Games ships "Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand” in Fall 2004.

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

by Rainier on June 2, 2004 @ 12:56 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.