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'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 6:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Novalogic has released the first update for their recently released online multiplayer shooter Joint Operations. This update brings your retail game to v1.1.0.16 and addresses several known issues, including Co-Op mode and some connectivity problems experienced by a few people. This update also includes the Stand Alone Server option, and Remote Access Tools (RAT) for managing servers remotely. Read more for a detailed fix list or download links ...

'Spyro: A Hero's Tail' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 6:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spyro: A Hero's Tail, developed Eurocom and scripted by Emmy Award-winning writer J. Stewart Burns, is a new 3D action platformer and will feature five fully-playable characters, brand-new Spyro breath attacks, power-ups and moves. Spyro: A Hero's Tail will be available on Gamecube, PS2, Xbox and is expected to hit retail shelves Q4 2004. Read more for new screens...

Middle-Earth Online - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 6:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazgül hunt for the One Ring. Read more to check some screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 5:10 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 :

Def Jam: Fight For New York (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 4:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Def Jam Fight For NY challenges players to step into the shoes of a ruthless street fighter battling for control of the hip-hop underground. The game features an all-new fighting engine including weapons, interactive environments and five unique fighting styles that can be combined to form dozens of customized hybrid styles for the ultimate edge on the streets. Def Jam Fight For NY features more than 40 of the most well-known artists and personalities in hip-hop today. Read more for some new screens & teaser trailer...

'Soldner' - Community Hub & Update Patch Coming

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has announced that they are launching a Soldner Community Hub to inform the players about the progress on the current developments, and keep everyone up-to-date on what the team is creating and what to expect in the next update. At the same token Wings Simulation is working on yet another patch, due later this week, for their multiplayer FPS, read more for detailed fix list ...

'Total Club Manager 2005' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While EA has not released any specific info on the latest edition of their 'Total Club Manager', 2005 edition, they have however released a few screens. Read more to check them out ...

'Silent Hunter III' - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Silent Hunter III' will add new dimensions to the simulation experience. The player will engage in a compelling ocean environment, featuring dynamic weather, and experience the intensity of historical naval warfare. Taking the role of the U-boat commander, players will seek their enemy with sonar and periscope, attack the enemy with torpedoes, destroy them with the deck gun, or command their crew to do the job.

'Minions of Mirth' Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 12:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Minions of Mirth is an open-source "Massively Single Player" RPG under development at Prairie Games. There will be 15 character careers from 3 character archetypes, multiclass characters with primary, secondary, and tertiary class, 8 playable character races, 16 incredible zones to explore, hundreds of spells and PLENTY more (thanks RPGCodex). Read more for details, screens and in game footage trailer.

Leaked 'Xbox 2/Xenon' Specs Hit The Net ?

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the ongoing stream of Xbox name speculations and system specifications, a new document has hit the streets (or the internet for that matter) giving us another look at "what might be." The document is supposedly by Pete Isensee, Development Lead, Xbox Advanced Technology Group and gives us details on CPU, GPU, USB and other technical specs (thanks Spong), all to be taken with a bag of salt of course. Read more for the full blurb ...

'Stalingrad' - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stalingrad is a real-time strategy based on the modified Blitzkrieg engine. The game tells a story of one of the most dramatic periods of World War II and covers all major events from June 1942 till January 1943. The game consists out of two campaigns. During the first one players will lead the advancing German forces and after that will assume the role of a Soviet commander, whose aim is to liberate the city and smash the 6th Army of Wehrmacht...

'Ribbit King' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ribbit King is a ridiculously original sports adventure game from Bandai. The game in question isn't golf, but 'frolf', a new hybrid of the familiar gentleman's favourite, where the clubs are replaced by a mallet, and the balls by, yes you've guessed it, frogs. And the squishy green creatures in question not only tolerate being hurled skywards, but even seem to enjoy it. But then, it must be quite a rush flying towards your goal at high velocity through the air. Of course, it's an even bigger rush if you hit a tree.

‘Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fast-paced fighting and energy attacks highlight the fierce intensity of the Dragon Ball Z experience as Atari today announced it has shipped Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors for GBA. Now for the first time ever in a Dragon Ball Z video game, fans can take their battles skyward by launching explosive aerial assaults on opponents, just like in the animated series.

'Kreed' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim UK has released a demo for Burut's sci-fi FPS Kreed. This demo let you try out two single-player missions ('Arc of Secret Light' and 'Skirmish in Holy City') as well as two deathmatch multiplayer maps ('Dungeon' and 'Aspero'). Read more for download links ...

'TOCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator' Coming To PS2 - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Throw away your old-man driving gloves and get your fireproof racing suit out, because PlayStation racing is about to become a matter of life and death as Codemasters confirms that an advanced edition of TOCA Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator is coming to PS2. TOCA Race Driver 2 is as realistic as racing games get and the new enhanced PS2 version will launch this October, complete with online racing.

Digital Jesters Sign 'Cycling Manager 4' - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The fastest average speed in the world's most prestigious cycling event – the Tour De France – is 25.026 mph, by superstar cyclist Lance Armstrong. The highest average speed that you reach when getting up from playing videogames to raid the fridge is probably less than 1/8 of 1mph. But why not pretend you're a bit sporty, and not a lazy ice-cream snaffler, by playing the fourth instalment in the popular Cycling Manager series.

'Robots' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced that Robots is currently in development by Eurocom Entertainment Software (console/PC) and Griptonite Games (GBA) for a first quarter 2005 launch to coincide with the theatrical release of the Robots film. Based upon 20th Century Fox's CG animated feature film releasing on March 11, 2005 the game will place players in the role of the film's hero Rodney Copperbottom, as he sets off on thrilling adventures through the living worlds of the Robots movie.

'Sentinel: Descendants in Time' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced that it will publish SENTINEL: Descendants in Time for PC. The Tastan people surrendered to extinction many years ago; their only legacy being the legendary Tastan Tombs. Much speculation surrounds the tombs, some say they hold invaluable treasure, while others believe great wealth may be attained through the technology left behind by this advanced race.

Micro Application Signs 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'

by Rainier on June 23, 2004 @ 3:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

French software company Micro Application today announced it will publish 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the French speaking region of Canada. Funcom will act as publisher in North and South America, the Nordic region, and Asia.

Xbox Preview - 'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude'

by John Curtis on June 23, 2004 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Larry Laffer's nephew, Larry Lovage, is a typical college student. He lives in a dorm, has a crush on his biology professor, and goes to bars with his buddies. But when a TV dating show comes to campus, Larry gets a chance for national sexposure. If he can show that he can make any girl on campus swoon, he will become a campus legend. Follow Larry's hilarious exploits and misadventures in the wackiest college story since Animal House.

Xbox Review - 'Full Spectrum Warrior'

by Corey Owen on June 23, 2004 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Full Spectrum Warrior is based on a light infantry-training simulator designed by Pandemic Studios for the U.S. Army as a tool to reinforce Army doctrine and squad tactics amongst troops. Full Spectrum Warrior is a squad-based, tactical-action game that delivers the experience of squad level command in the heat of battle.