'Interplay' Reveals Plans For Online Multiplayer 'Fallout' Title

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 7:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay today reported operating results for the first quarter of 2004. Interplay Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Herve Caen also announced the company's strategic decision to enter Massively Multiplayer Online Gaming (MMOG) with Interplay's wholly owned intellectual properties, namely Fallout (thanks Blues). Read more for details ...

North Korea Angered By 'Ghost Recon 2'

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 6:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2' is a first-person shooter game from Red Storm Entertainment, is due for a November release on Nintendo Game Cube and PCs. It’s already attracted North Korea’s attention. In a curt review, one of its government newspapers called the game “proof” of U.S. warmongering. “Through propaganda, entertainment and movies,” read a recent online commentary in the Tongil Newspaper, Americans “have shown everyone their hatred for us. This may be just a game to them now, but a war will not be a game for them later. In war, they will only face miserable defeat and gruesome deaths.” Read the full statement over at Stars & Stripes...

'Battlefield Vietnam' - v1.1 Update Coming Soon

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 5:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As mentioned in previous community updates, DICE has been hard at work putting the Battlefield Vietnam v1.1 update together for a pending release. Today EA has given more information on some of the tweaks and fixes coming in the new patch. No specific release date has been given yet. Read more for a detailed fix list ...

'Street Racing Syndicate' Also Coming To The PC

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this week Namco launched the official 'Street Racing Syndicate' website, and without any announcement the website featured a PC logo, indicating that it was also coming to the PC. Gamespot earlier today got confirmation from a Namco representative that this is indeed true, but no specific release date is available yet. SRS features the hottest rides on asphalt including real licensed vehicles ripped from the authentic world of street racing. The performance of these tricked-out street machines has been modeled realistically with lifelike physics and authentic damage effects that will thrust players into this high-speed world.

ESPN NFL 2005 (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 1:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It’s the season of the fan. The year of people coming together to celebrate sport. And uniting everyone is ESPN NFL Football, a coupling of 'the most responsive and intense gameplay around' and the richest multi-player gaming experience possible. Everyone is getting in on the action with the help of our innovative V.I.P. system – allowing you to play your friends or the elite as if they were sitting right next to you! So dust off those extra controllers, grab some chairs, and get your game on! Check the new screens & trailers...

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 1:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the 60s and using the Cold War as its inspiration, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater forces the player to adopt a number of new skills to survive in Snake's new jungle environment. Danger lurks everywhere as Snake explores the beautifully-realised forests, encampments and rivers, with guards patrolling key routes, dangerous animals to contend with, and the uneven terrain and noisy foliage making the silent approaches the Metal Gear hero is famed for virtually impossible. Check the new screens ...

'Mourning' - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Mourning' is an MMORPG is being developed by Quad Software and Maxim Software based in Europe for Limitless Horizons Entertainment LLC based in the United States. Currently in development and scheduled for a spring 2004 release, "Mourning" will take users into a rich online fantasy world. Check out the new screens ...

Gran Turismo 4 (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gran Turismo 4 further demonstrates its mission to provide the most authentic driving simulation available in the marketplace. New features will extend above and beyond just pure automotive racing, providing a unique destination for automotive and PS2 enthusiasts to enjoy car culture in every dimension – extending that goal will be highlighted through the new "GT Photo Mode."

'Samurai Warriors' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that Samurai Warriors for the Xbox has gone gold. The Tactical Action game will ship to North American retailers on July 13, 2004. Gamers can still pre-order the game now at ebgames.com and gamestop.com.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 10:42 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 :

'Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, Ratchet and Clank once again team up for an all-new adventure combining diverse gameplay with elements of action, exploration, adventure, puzzle-solving, strategy, role-playing and fierce gunfire into one riveting experience. Featuring single-player and introducing new multiplayer offline and online gameplay, Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal aims to push the action platform genre even further to deliver one of the most exciting and fulfilling single-player and multiplayer experiences ever.

'Silent Storm: Sentinels' - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Storm: Sentinels is an expansion to the highly acclaimed turn-based tactical game Silent Storm, fully-rendered in breath-taking 3D with totally destructible environments, non-linear campaigns and RPG elements. The expansion takes you further into the story of the covert struggle against Thor's Hammer - a renegade organization set on global dominance.

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines allows players to become a dangerous creature of the night as they assume the role of a recently embraced fledgling vampire in the service of the city's dark prince. Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines is being developed by Troika Games, whose founding members' credits include the award-winning Fallout, and is based on White Wolf's renowned pen-and-paper Vampire: The Masquerade RPG series. Built using Valve's Half-Life 2 Source Technology.

'Ace Combat 5' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco's 'Ace Combat 5', shipping exclusively for the PlayStation2 in Fall 2004, is the newest installment is the most explosive title yet in the unparalleled 'Ace Combat' series. Developed by Namco Limited in Japan, 'Ace Combat 5' is set to soar as Namco’s fifth installment of the Air Combat/Ace Combat series. Read more for 30+ new screens ...

'Sky Captain And The World Of Tomorrow' - Screens & Demo

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a promotional stint for the upcoming blockbuster movie, Paramount has released a Sky Captain demo featuring 3 maps, fighting against Giant Robot, Flying Wings and Mechanical Crabs (under water). As you defeat the enemy, you will gain points, which you can then use to upgrade your plane in various ways. A fourth map will unlock in several weeks as part of an online contest to win a trip to London. Read more for details, screens and download links (registration on website required) ...

'Anarchy Online' - Three Year Anniversary

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom is proud to announce that Anarchy Online is turning three years on June 27th! Through the years, Anarchy Online has evolved to become the highest ranking sci-fi MMORPG on the market, a feat made possible thanks to the commitment and feedback from our players. Today, Anarchy Online is a highly profitable and thriving online game, and Rubi-Ka has turned into an incredible planet, almost breathing and taking on a life of its own.

'Painkiller: Battle out of Hell' Announced

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it will publish the Painkiller Expansion Pack: Battle out of Hell for its award-winning PC FPS. Releasing well in time for the holidays, the Expansion Pack will offer multiple features to extend enjoyment of this spectacular shooter.

'SÖLDNER: Secret Wars' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released the first patch for Wing Simulations' multiplayer shooter SÖLDNER: Secret Wars. This v28610 contains improved vehicle functionality, netcode optimisation, various Commander mode and player map, the usual bug/crash fixes, tweaks, and various other stuff. Read more for details and download links ...

'Blood Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In ‘Blood Magic’ the weapon of choice is magic. Graphically stunning, the game is set in a richly detailed medieval-style world, allowing the player a wide variety of choices both in individual quests and character development. There are a dozen different fields of magic, over 100 weapons in the game and nearly limitless spell possibilities.

PC Preview - 'Star Wars: Battlefront'

by Rainier on June 25, 2004 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Star Wars Battlefront is an action/shooter game that gives fans and gamers the opportunity to re-live and participate in all of the classic Star Wars battles like never before. Players can select one of a number of different soldier types, jump into any vehicle, man any turret on the battlefront and conquer the galaxy planet-by-planet online with their friends or offline in a variety of single player modes.

Ignition Brings 'Metal Slug' (GBA/Xbox) To Europe

by Alanix on June 25, 2004 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of the most-loved arcade and console gaming franchises is set for an official European release as Ignition Entertainment announces it is to publish SNK PLAYMORE's Metal Slug 3 and Metal Slug Advance throughout Europe. Read more for details & screens ...

PC Preview - 'Xpand Rally'

by Alanix on June 25, 2004 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Xpand Rally races take place in different parts of the world, the player gets to race in different environments – from deserts to polar snows. Techland has today revealed the next of Xpand Rally features – diversity of tracks. 5 different sceneries and over 60 tracks on which players will compete are one of the most important game’s aspects. We had a chance to take a recent build for a spin, read more for the verdict...