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'NCAA FOOTBALL 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts is pleased to announce that NCAA Football 2005 has officially gone gold for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. The game will be in stores on July 15 and is the first EA SPORTS title to have Xbox Live capability. Last year's game was the #2 football game in the marketplace and #9 selling console videogame in North America.

'Pax Romana' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher has released a patch for Galilea Multimedia 's 3D strategy game Pax Romana. This update brings your retail game to v1.02 and adresses bugs/crashes, updates the Peace Proposition system, gameplay tweaks, and various other issues (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links...

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

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:04 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.

'Terminator 3: The Redemption' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Terminator 3: The Redemption will take players for a thrill ride into the post-apocalyptic universe as they play the series’ signature icon, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Terminator 3: The Redemption will surprise players with innovative and exciting gameplay presented in a number of different styles utilizing vehicles and machines straight from the Terminator universe, pitting the Terminator against numerous ground and air-based and enemies.

'NHL 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 7:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA SPORTS lights it up in the 13th season of world championship hockey with EA SPORTS NHL 2005. Delivering top shelf gameplay that captures the speed, finesse, and lighting-fast flow of pro hockey, NHL 2005 challenges gamers of all skill levels to lace up their skates and take command of the open ice.

'Cold War' - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 4:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cold War follows the story of Matt Carter a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Using only recovered weapons and improvised gadgets, he must now evade or overcome elite Soviet forces and defeat the conspiracy before he is sent to a Siberian prison camp or killed.

'Burnout 3: Takedown' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 4:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout 3 takes the series even further, now featuring a unique 'crash and burn' racing concept and a one-of-a-kind special effects engine that delivers spectacular visuals. The intensity heats up as players race, and often crash, their way through oncoming traffic in an attempt to claim the top spot. Check the new screens ...

'US Racer' (GBA) Revealed

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

US Racer is an arcade-style racing game that takes you across the USA. Not only will you be able to race through never before seen photo-realistic streets of New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, Washington DC and Miami, but this unique racing adventure will also take you off-road along the toughest and yet most beautiful trails in Yosemite and the Grand Canyon - the US’ best known National Parks. Read more for additional details ...

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' Breaks Record

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 3:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic, Inc. is delighted to announce that the groundbreaking new multiplayer FPS title Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising has set a new world record for simultaneous players in an online FPS game.

NCSoft Launches 'City Of Heroes' Content Update

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the far corners of the world, heroes have responded selflessly to the distress call of Paragon City. Heroes like you have taken up the gauntlet, standing tall between an ever-encroaching night and a new dawn. Thanks to you and your fellow heroes, the streets of Paragon City are safer, and evildoers throughout this majestic city no longer rule with impunity. You have earned a job well done and the thanks of a grateful city... but that was yesterday. Today, new threats are upon you. Today, you have to bind up your wounds, strengthen your powers and take a heroic leap--

'Mashed' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive has released the first patch for their arcade racing game Mashed. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and fixes problems with the taunt function in the game (for Win98/Me only). Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 12:54 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 :

'World Championship Tennis' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just in time for Wimbledon, O~3 Entertainment today announced details about the upcoming World Championship Tennis for PC. Developed by Espa├žo Inform├ítica's, the game is expected to be released in North and South America in late summer 2004. Read more for details & screens ...

Konami Ships Two Yu-Gi-Oh! (GBA/PC) Titles To Stores

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today announced that it has shipped Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction for GBA and Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: Joey The Passion for PC. In Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction, players have access to 800 unique cards, including all three of the powerful Egyptian god cards, as they embark on an all-new role playing game adventure. For PC gamers, Yu-Gi-Oh! Power of Chaos: Joey the Passion delivers the ultimate PC trading card game battle featuring two-player LAN play for the first time in the series.

'Far Cry' - v1.2 Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After previously being delayed for an undetermined period of time, the official Far Cry website has now been updated with word that the Far Cry v1.2 patch is in its final stages and is expected to be released soon. During the past few days, the FarCry mod community (especially German based mods) went "on strike" and threatened to take their mod development to other game engines if UbiSoft did not release the promised patch & SDK soon. Read more for an updated fix list.

'Dark Age of Camelot: Platinum Edition' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment today released “DAoC: Platinum Edition,” containing the original game and all four expansion packs. The retail expansions, “DAoC: Shrouded Isles” and “DAoC: Trials of Atlantis,” as well as free expansions, “DAoC: Foundations,” and the recently released “DAoC: New Frontiers,” are included in the "Platinum Edition," along with an introductory player’s guide, a one-month free subscription to the game and a complimentary trial copy of the game that players can give to a friend.

Microsoft Launches New 'WinXP Game Advisor'

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Windows XP users now have a start-to-finish solution that makes it easy for them to find the most compelling games for their personal computer. The Windows XP Game Advisor answers the commonly asked questions, “What game should I buy? Is it appropriate for my children? Will it run on my computer?” The Windows XP Game Advisor lets people try before they buy. They can look at screenshots, watch trailers, try a free demo and then order the game online, knowing that the game can be played on their PC.

'John Deere American Farmer' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Providing a realistic simulation of the American farmer, Bold Games, a unit of Destineer, and Gabriel Entertainment today announced John Deere American Farmer, a PC game in which players create, build and manage a successful farm. John Deere American Farmer is the first computer game licensed by Deere & Company.

'Mega Man Battle Network 4' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the release of Mega Man Battle Network 4 in two versions- Red Sun and Blue Moon for the GBA. Each version presents many challenges for players as they encounter different enemies, battle chips, souls and characters. A Game Link Cable can be used for competitive gameplay and battle chip exchanges. Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun and Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon are now available at retailers across North America.

'Close Combat: First to Fight' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lead a four-man fireteam of US Marines through the perils of authentic, modern urban combat in a Middle-Eastern urban battleground. This is an action-oriented, first-person 3D shooter that is being developed under the direction of the US Marine Corps as a training simulation for use by the Marine Corps. Close Combat: First to Fight is as close as you can get on a computer or Xbox to being a Marine fireteam leader in modern urban combat! Read more for new screens, or check the one's from a few days ago ...

'Perimeter' Ships To North American Stores

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters announced today the company’s groundbreaking real time strategy game, Perimeter, has shipped to North American retail outlets. Developed in Russia by 1C Company and KD-LAB, Perimeter is now available exclusively for PC.

NVIDIA Launches Multi-GPU 'SLI' Technology

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation today unveiled a revolutionary new technology that enables multiple NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series or NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards to operate in a single PC or workstation for a stunning increase in graphics horsepower. Appearing later this year in PCI Express-based PCs and workstations from the world's top manufacturers, the new NVIDIA SLI technology takes full advantage of the additional bandwidth and features of this new high-bandwidth bus architecture.

'Chronicles Of Riddick' Coming To PC ?

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on Homelan that they point to a new listing on EBGames indicating that Vivendi might be bringing Starbreeze's The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay to the PC. The listing has an estimated ship date for the PC port as November 15th 2004 (for the low price of $29.99), and while these online store listing are often nothing but wild rumours, an Xbox to PC port is not such a atretch. No official word or announcement from Vivendi on this matter yet. To be continued....

'Kenn Hoekstra' Leaves 'Raven Software'

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kenn Hoekstra let us know, through his website Kenn's World, that effective Wednesday, June 30th will resign from Raven Software. "I'm sure the question many of you are asking is 'why?' (Then again, maybe you aren't!) Put simply, I've reached a point in my life where it's time for me to move on to new challenges…to take some risks and make some time for a few things I've always wanted to do. I don't deal well with 'what might have been' scenarios. That said, there are some shots I need to take and I believe now is the time for me to take them. The way I see it, if I don't do it now, I may never get the chance again."

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates is broadband only, with high-end hardware specifications for graphics -- a GeForce 3 or better is required in at least a 1GHz machine, and the game is optimized for the latest DirectX 9.0-class cards. Pirates is being published on-line directly to gamers using Valve's new Steam technology, the same delivery system used by Half-Life 2 and Counterstrike 2. Check out the new seaworthy screens ...

NCsoft Launches First Update to 'Lineage II'

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation today released the first major update to it's acclaimed massively multiplayer online game Lineage? II: The Chaotic Chronicle. The update, Chronicle 1: Harbingers of War, adds stirring castle sieges, new fierce monsters, items and quests, and a significantly expanded 3D world. The update is free to all Lineage II subscribers via automatic download.

Enlight Signs 'Scrapland' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enlight announced today that it will publish Scrapland, with executive producer and ground breaking game auteur American McGee. Developed by Mercury Steam, Scrapland is a deeply immersive 3rd person 3D action/adventure set in a bizarre robotic world made of scrap parts. Scrapland is scheduled for release in Q4 2004 for the Xbox and PC.

'Soldiers: Heroes of World War II' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters announced today the company's innovative real-time strategy game, "Soldiers: Heroes Of World War II," has shipped to North American retail outlets. Developed by Ukrainian company Best Way, "Soldiers" is now available exclusively for PC.

'Jackie Chan Adventures' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jackie Chan Adventures features the martial arts hero scouring the globe as an ancient artefact expert looking for talismans with his 11-year old niece Jade as his apprentice. Each talisman unlocks additional powers for Jackie, allowing him to access new areas within the worlds. Jackie must also play his part in protecting the world from ancient Chinese demons, and a group of ninjas known as the Dark Hand.

'Chaos League' - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaos League combines sports, fantasy and brutal, chaotic action on a playing field where the primary objectives are typical but the gameplay is anything but. Players must score points, win games, advance to championship rounds, and of course compete for the ultimate trophy, but Chaos League serves up some extra excitement with its absence of rules, corrupt referees and mythical, powerful opponents.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News