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'Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 8:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires" introduces a new stage and strategy system to the series' frenetic battlefield action. In the new system, players begin the game with a map of Ancient China, divided into 24 different regions. Players start with one region, and then choose another region to invade. Next, officers will recommend a battle strategy, and then combat begins. Victory goes to the first warrior who unifies all 24 regions under a single kingdom. Check the freshly launched mini website, or read more for screens & details ...

'Alida' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This atmospheric graphical adventure is set on Alida, a guitar-shaped island theme park created by a young and wildly successful band. But when money woes and paranoia set in, the band splits up, each claiming different areas of the park, and where each devise strange and elaborate systems to protect their respective remaining wealth. Read more for download links ...

'Stalingrad' - Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 4:29 p.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...

'Galactic Civilizations: Altarian Prophecy' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 3:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stardock Entertainment, announced that its expansion pack for the award winning strategy game, Galactic Civilizations has gone gold. The expansion pack, called Altarian Prophecy, has been in development and testing for some months to get all the features and enhancements put together just right.

'Legends of Wrestling: Showdown' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legends of Wrestling: Showdown is the exclusive supercard of the immortals! Battle through the annals of time clashing with the greatest grapplers to set foot in the squared circle. Create dream matches, unlock classic feuds and travel down the path of pain in the first-ever era-based career mode to see if you have what it takes to beat the icons of professional wrestling!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 1:02 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 :

'Besieger' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Real-Time 3D Strategy, Besieger is set in a medieval fantasy world in which rival players wage war as either Viking or Cimmerian warriors. As well as the bloody battles, each player must build, protect and attack fortified citadels. This demo offers 2 single player campaigns where gamers play as either a Viking or a Cimmerian, and 4 multiplayer modes including Siege, Death Match, Artifact and Battle. Read more for download links ...

'Spider-Man 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released a demo for The Fizz Factor's Unreal-powered action/adventure game Spider-Man 2. This beta demo features a tutorial and several missions from the full game (thanks 3DGamers). This Spider-Man 2 version was not scheduled for PC release, but ported by The Fizz Factor for promotional purposes only. Read more for download links ...

'Athens 2004: The Olympic Games' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Eurocom in close cooperation with ISM and the Organising Committee of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games to ensure the authenticity of the game, Athens 2004 will capture the excitement and realism of the 2004 Olympic Games on PlayStation 2. Scheduled for release in July 2004 just prior to the start of the next Olympic Games in August. Read more for a big batch of new screens ...

Paramount Signs John Woo To Direct 'Rainbow Six' Movie

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 12:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After John Woo earlier bought the right to Nintendo's Metroid, as well as Spy Hunter (starring The Rock, expected in 2005), Paramount has now officially approached John Woo to direct yet another new movie based on Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six franchise. Speculations whether we will also see familiar book/game characters as John Clark and Domingo Chavez are still pu in the air, no possible names for actors are mentioned at this point.

'Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that a new Xbox action-strategy game, Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders, is in development by Phantagram and is heading to retail shelves in fall 2004. The first Xbox Live-enabled action-strategy game to blend large-scale strategic battles with fast and fierce hand-to-hand combat, Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders takes players to the forefront of an epic battleground.

'Madden NFL 2005 Collector's Edition' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced that a special collector’s edition of Madden NFL 2005 will be available when the regular Madden NFL 2005 launches to celebrate 15 years of the best-selling sports franchise in North America. Read more for details ...

'O~3 Entertainment' Brings 'Torrente' To North America

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

O~3 Entertainment today announced plans to publish, "Torrente," an irreverent, darkly comic action shooter for PC in North America and South America. Developed in Madrid, Spain by Virtual Toys in partnership with Cinemaware, and 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.

'ShellShock: Nam '67' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos announces a stunning soundtrack for ShellShock: Nam '67 with an explosion of groovy original tracks to help create the atmosphere of sixties Vietnam. Percy Sledge, Sonny and Cher, Roy Orbison, The Monkees, The Small Faces, John Lee Hooker and The Troggs, among, others will all be providing tracks in the game to recreate the spirit of base camp.

'Jak 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created and developed by Naughty Dog, Inc., Jak 3 is the team's follow-up to their best-selling title, Jak II and their Greatest Hits PlayStation2 debut title, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. Combining a variety of genres including driving, adventure, action-platform, puzzles, strategy and exploration, Jak 3 promises to deliver one of the most entertaining and interactive experiences to gamers this holiday season!

'Sly 2: Band of Thieves' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sly 2: Band of Thieves is a comic crime caper, action-adventure game designed exclusively for the PlayStation2. Created by Seattle-based developer, Sucker Punch Productions, Sly 2: Band of Thieves incorporates many of Sucker Punch's signature talents including award winning toon-shaded animation and art direction, visual style, immersive storylines, strong characters, and highly interactive worlds. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Imperial Glory' - Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Imperial Glory promises to be the most extensive strategy game ever, offering an in-depth management model along with graphically stunning real-time land and naval battles in full 3D. Choose which of the five great 19th century Empires to lead: Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austro-Hungary, each with their own unique attributes. Imperial Glory is being developed by Pyro Studios and will be released on PC in early 2005.

'Zoo Empire' - Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 8:54 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. Read more for some new screens ...

'Deadlands' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deadlands is a 3rd person action horror title, which sees a murdered gunslinger, brought back to life through possession by an evil spirit. Known only as the Stranger, he seeks retribution against the Seven Sins, a merciless gang of criminals who have entered into a terrible pact with the Reckoners, an evil force from another plane of existence.

'MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3' (Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on June 3, 2004 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc.today announced the next game in the MotoGP series in development with Climax. The new instalment will have players racing through photo-realistic race tracks and will introduce a brand new mode. The game is slated for worldwide release in the quarter ending September 30, 2005, for the Xbox and on PC. In territories outside of USA and Canada, this game will be known as "MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3.

PC Preview - 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl'

by The Cookie Snatcher on June 3, 2004 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl brings to life the actual Chernobyl terrain in the year 2012 - six years after a mysterious second explosion rocks the landscape. As a "stalker" exploring the vast "Exclusion Zone" to procure artifacts for the black market, players must survive mutant creatures, dangerous anomalous areas, competing "stalkers" and a military charged with quarantining the 30 square kilometer area.

PS2 Preview - 'Front Mission 4'

by Thomas Wilde on June 3, 2004 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set in 2096, 'Front Mission 4' takes place six years after the Second Huffman Conflict, the stage for the original Front Mission. The player's point of view switches between two separate characters who find themselves trapped within a dangerous global conspiracy. The game opens as an unidentified group of wanzers assaults and destroys an E.C. German base. Elsa, a new recruit in the E.C.'s Durandal corps, is sent to Germany with her team to investigate the attack.

PS2 Review - 'Transformers'

by Agustin on June 3, 2004 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The year is 2010 and the war for supremacy between the Autobots and Decepticons continues. On Earth, a group of kids find a Transformer ship that crash landed long before the dawn of mankind. Accidentally, they activate the ship's long-dormant cargo of Mini-cons, not knowing that the Autobots and Decepticons once schemed to keep this ship and its payload from ever being found.