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'Alpha Black Zero' Gets Dated

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alpha Black Zero, co-published by Playlogic International, Tri Synergy Inc. and designed by Khaeon, is a fast-paced mission based 3rd person tactical shooter with a gripping storyline to test both your fighting abilities and your intelligence. Dozens of different enemies, all possessing strong artificial intelligence will punish your mistakes across huge and challenging levels. Help Kyle Hardlaw and the Alpha Black Zero team prove their innocence when it releases July 26.

'Jill Arrington' And 'Tony Bruno' Debut In 'Madden NFL 2005'

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 9:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has announced that ESPN’s ‘College Football Thursday’ reporter Jill Arrington will be joining John Madden and Al Michaels on the Madden NFL sidelines. On top of that Fox Sports Radio host Tony Bruno will take care of the game’s weekly sports talk radio show, he takes calls from fans, real NFL coaches and real NFL players. Madden NFL 2005 will be in stores August 12 for the PS2, Xbox, GameCube and GBA.

'Ultima X: Odyssey' Gets Canned

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 7:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameSpy is reporting that EA has cancelled their Ultima universe based MMOG, Ultima X: Odyssey. Reason for the axing is so that EA can concentrate on current projects and a new, yet unannounced, expansion pack. No layoffs have been made, the staff will get merged into existing Ultima Online projects. Read more about it over at Gamespy...

'Halo 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 7:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo 2, a sci-fi action/first-person shooter game, is a full sequel to the best-selling original and will continue the story of the Master Chief, a genetically enhanced supersoldier who is the only man who has successfully defied the Covenant, a coalition of alien races on a murderous march toward Earth. Read more for some new screens...

'Ghost Recon 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Ubisoft's award-winning Red Storm studio, Ghost Recon 2 launches on next-generation consoles and PC this Holiday season. The game is set in the chaotic battlefields of tomorrow, and will offer gamers an insider's view of the way large scale conflicts will be fought in the near future. Read more for a few new screens...

'Make Something Unreal' - Phase 3 Finalists Announced

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic Games announces the finalists for the FPS and Gametype categories for Phase 3 of the NVIDIA $1,000,000 Make Something Unreal Contest. Read more for details ...

'Pro Fishing Challenge' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 4:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Fishing Challenge replicates all the excitement and tension of fishing without having to leave the comfort of your living room. Participate in one of the many Tournament Modes and earn money to buy the latest tackle and equipment. You can also choose to relax and just enjoy the scenery on any one of the four photorealistic lakes. Once you think you’ve mastered the single player modes, you can take your angling skills to the ultimate test and challenge the best fisherman on “Xbox Live”

Mythic Announces 'Come Back to Camelot' Campaign

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment "Dark Age of Camelot," today proclaimed the start of the "Come Back to Camelot" campaign, which invites former "Dark Age of Camelot" subscribers to come back and play the game free for two weeks. Mythic will give former players the opportunity to experience the many enhancements made since "Dark Age of Camelot's" original release two and a half years ago including the recent re-invention of the unique Realm versus Realm (RvR) combat system featured in "New Frontiers."

'Dungeon Lords' - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Dungeon Lords" blends the depth of an epic Fantasy RPG with the flexibility of an FPS-style control system. Gamers journey through a land of ancient castles and dungeon lairs to engage in real-time tactical combat with a variety of deadly foes. It's not just about the battles though, as magic spells and hundreds of powerful weapons and artifacts play a huge role in the game.

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

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 4:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining the best elements of simulation and arcade-style play, Juiced will feature more than 50 licensed vehicles; real-time modding with hundreds of authentic aftermarket parts; realistic car physics and damage; and online head-to-head play, including for the first time ever, "crew based" team racing. Read more for some new screens...

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

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Novalogic has released another update for their recently released online multiplayer shooter Joint Operations. This update brings your retail game to v1.1.1.5 and addresses players being punted out of Co-Op, several system crashes, and stops emplaced weapons from detaching from vehicles. Read more for a detailed fix list or download links..

'Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maintaining the strong momentum generated by the impressive sales success of its initial Game Boy Advance Video products, Majesco Holdings Inc. today announced it is shipping The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius.

'Guilty Gear XX #Reload' Coming To The PC

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 1:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamespot is reporting that Sammy's popular 2D fighting game Guilty Gear XX #Reload is headed for the PC, is ported by Japan's Media Kite, and has a tentative Japanese release date for July 23. Guilty Gear XX #Reload is an updated version of Guilty Gear XX and besides game balance adjustments, it will also feature a new character Robo-Ky, gallery mode, story mode and alternate character versions. We contacted Sammy Studios US and Majesco, neither were aware of any PC version scheduled for North American/European distribution.

'The Urbz' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, Sims are living in the city where reputation (rep) is everything. Players will custom-create these new Sims, called Urbz, by customizing their unique style and building their status to become the biggest "player" in the city. Read more for 16 new screens...

'Rapid Gunner' - Demo/Trial Available NOW

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

7FX has released a demo for their FPS "Rapid Gunner" giving you a chance to try out the game for a limited time of 25 minutes. This demo features the complete content of the full game which you can activate by purchasing a license key online (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Legion Arena' Announced

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine Software are pleased to announce Legion Arena, their upcoming online strategy game. Legion Arena puts you the player in charge of a Roman army and takes you up against the enemies of Rome. You must recruit & train up your troops, choosing the skills they will develop in an effort to create the most powerful army. Games will be played entirely online & all results are passed back to the server and logged and the player's army ranked. And the best part is... it's free!

'Chrome' Wins Duke's Choice Award

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland's sci-fi FPS "Chrome" received a prestigious Duke's Choice Award granted by the Java Leadership Team of Sun Microsystems. Among the Java Leadership Team are also Scott McNealy and James Gosling, the creators of Java language. The award is granted for the best and the most innovative product using the Java technology. Chrome has been chosen from many products and projects from the entire globe, acknowledging the high quality of the Techland's product. Duke's Choice Award for Chrome will be officially presented at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, between June 28th and July 1st.

'Arena Wars' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take 2/Ascaron today announced that exDream 3D action/RTS game Arena Wars has gone gold and is expected in stores (only in Europe for now) on July 16th 2004. Arena Wars is a completely new kind of 3D Real Time Strategy game, combining the gameplay principles and interface from RTS games with the fast pace of action-based shooters. Wars is a single and multiplayer game. Read more for details and new screens ...

'Kohan II: Kings of War' - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeGate Studios delivers a breathtaking world of magical splendour, heroic deeds, and fearsome enemies with Kohan II: Kings of War, a fantasy-based real-time strategy game. Presented in beautifully rendered 3D, Kohan II: Kings of War allows gamers to lay siege to enemy cities, explore fantastic realms, fight strange creatures, and build a world-spanning empire.

'Army Men: Sarge's War' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The player will play as Sarge, now an army of one, against the whole of the Tan Army, under the leadership of Colonel Malice. All of the Heroes have been wiped out in a brutal Tan ambush and the Tan have found a new weapon of mass destruction that can reduce a platoon of soldiers into a mass of melted plastic. Sarge must go renegade and avenge the death of his fallen heroes, to take his revenge on the Tan Army and destroy Colonel Malice.

'TOCA Race Driver 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 3:03 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.

'Colin McRae Rally 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Colin McRae Rally 2005 features over 30 incredible cars, and rally fans will drool over some of the stars in this year's lineup. So, choose your poison: whether it's the Celica GT4, Lancer Evo VIII or Subaru 22B STI, you're going to need your wits about you to clock a world-beating time and bring the car home in one piece.

'The Mummy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets HollyWood VoiceCast

by Rainier on June 30, 2004 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AllintheGame Ltd, casting and recording The Mummy for Hip Interactive in London last week, were lucky enough to secure the services of US actor Corey Johnson, who played Daniels in the first Mummy movie .... the session featured a stellar UK and US cast in an intensive 8 hour video dubbing session. Said Voice Producer and Casting Director Phil Morris, "This was the first game we have worked on where we have had to do lip sync work to the equivalent quality of The Mummy cartoon series, with sound-alike actors matching the character roles in the TV cartoon. This demonstrates that developers and publishers can record games based on movie and TV licences in the heart of London, without having to stretch to a Hollywood cast and budget.........

PS2 Preview - 'WWX: Rumble Roses'

by The Cookie Snatcher on June 30, 2004 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Starring the sexiest female models ever to grace the ring, Rumble Roses - the first and only all-female wrestling game - is a sexy grappler set to deliver intense girl-on-girl wrestling action with jaw-dropping graphic detail. Each of these vicious vixens comes with an arsenal of moves, as well as a little jiggle in all the right places, that will knock gamers off their feet.

Xbox Review - 'DRIV3R'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 30, 2004 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

DRIV3R is an action-packed driving adventure game that recreates the excitement of a Hollywood blockbuster car chase and plays like an interactive movie. Developed by Reflections Interactive, the masterminds behind Driver and Driver 2, DRIV3R stays true to its roots, incorporating the cinematic gameplay and gritty street crime of its predecessors with ground breaking graphics and three mammoth, wide-open city environments.