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

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 8:23 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. Seems EA day today, so check out the new screens & trailer ...

'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 8:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Battle for Middle-earth utilizes the Generals game engine, and in the game players can select from the different "good" or "evil" campaigns, where they will be given the freedom to command a variety of major armies from the films, each with their own distinct strengths and weaknesses. Check these 6 new screens ...

'Madden NFL 2005' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Soundtrack Unveiled

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 6:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today unveiled the highly-anticipated soundtrack for Madden NFL 2005. Featuring an all-star line-up of emerging rock and hip-hop artists, the world’s best-selling football videogame will once again shape the sound of the 2005 football season. The in-game soundtrack features 21 groundbreaking new songs that will rock the music scene this fall. Read more for details ...

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

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders is Microsoft's new Xbox action-strategy game, 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. Read more for new screens ...

'Saga of Ryzom' Opens Beta To The Public

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 4:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Special weekend event! The Saga of Ryzom will be available to the public from Thursday, July 1st to early Monday, July 5th. You just need a community account and the Beta Client (1 GB) to access our server and play the game - and the Tryker civilization will be available! The Open Week-end event will begin at 1700 CET, the hour at which the game servers will allow you access to the Tryker territories! Get more details on the official Saga Of Ryzom website...

'Tekken 5' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Four King of Iron Fist Tournaments fought. Twenty-three million units sold worldwide. Ten years past since Tekken first made history. In 2005, the landmark series returns to revolutionize console fighting one more time. Not much official information available, so read more for some new screens...

'Silent Hunter III' - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 1:45 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.

'Gorky Zero: Beyond Honor' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released a demo for Metropolis Software's upcoming tactical shooter Gorky Zero. The demo is in German, but since its a shooter non-German people should manage just fine (and be somewhat less confusing than previous Polish demo), features a virtual training level and one full mission (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Guilty Gear XX #Reload' - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday we reported that Sammy's popular 2D fighting game Guilty Gear XX #Reload is headed for the PC, ported by Japan's Media Kite, and today we have the first screens to prove it. 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. No release date or Euro/US distributor has been announced yet. Read more for the first screens ...

'Madden NFL 2005' - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

New defensive tools allow you to make more plays and be in on all of the action. The all-new Hit Stick lets you lay the big hit to turn the momentum of the game in your favor. With the new Storyline Central, you get the inside scoop around the league from radio host Tony Bruno, along with local and national newspapers, to help you make critical franchise decisions. With groundbreaking graphics that capture the real stadium experience, Madden NFL 2005 continues its 15-year tradition of innovation in video game football.

'Chronicles Of Riddick' Coming To The PC

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few days ago we had a story up about the possibility of StarBreeze/Vivendi bringing Riddick to the PC, today there is confirmation that this is not only true, but that StarBreeze/Vivendi are considering "multiple" sequels. Execs at publisher Vivendi Universal Games are so pleased, they already have a PC version timed for release with the DVD around the holidays and are strongly considering sequels.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 10:04 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 :

Matrix Games Releases Updated 'Steel Panthers: World At War'

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Updated from the original classic tactical wargame, Steel Panthers: World At War is fully compatible with all versions of Windows and sports updated graphics, sound effects, unit data and combat models. The new v8.20 updates and expands orders of battle, updates unit data and improves the AI opponent and its selection of forces. A few stability problems were also resolved, leading to the best Steel Panthers: World At War to date! Read more for download links ...

'Massive Assault' - Update Patch & New Planet Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wargaming has released a new “Twin Islands” planet (specially designed for massive naval battles: two equal continents are separated by sea) as well as another patch for their strategy game Massive Assault bringing your retail game to v1.2.211. This patch is required if you wish to play the new Twin Island planet.

'Tales of Symphonia' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using characters designed by renowned Japanese artist Kosuke Fujishima, Tales of Symphonia unfolds with beautiful anime-style cel-shaded graphics that make the expansive 3D worlds feel like a 2D comic book. The storyline is an emotionally charged, epic adventure that redefines the role-playing genre. Tales of Symphonia will ship exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube in Summer of 2004. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced today that, in addition to all-new 3-D graphics and the ability to virtually "ride the rides," RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will allow players to design amazing fireworks displays that can be choreographed to the music of their choice. Using the new Fireworks MixMaster, players can create pyrotechnic masterpieces and synchronize them to music using pre-set in-game songs or their own MP3 files. In addition, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will also include the ability to assign music to rides in the park, new realistic day and night cycles, a park lighting system and various weather effects.

New Polish Development Studio 'Heaven X' Formed

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

“Heaven X” ­ developer of interactive entertainment, after succes of developing Indiana Jack for Techland, and Kokomando for L.K. Avalon, announced today, that three new titles are in development for PC platform. Two action-adventure games for younger players, and sci-fi FPS based on Magnum Engine fully developed by Heaven X. Details and first screenshots from this projects will be publish soon.

'Square Enix USA' Renames Into 'Square Enix Inc.'

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix Co., Ltd., today announced several changes to their US organization. Square Enix U.S.A., Inc., which has offices located in Los Angeles, CA and Seattle, WA, will now be called Square Enix, Inc. This change is a part of its efforts to establish a globally consistent corporate brand image.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 4' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football fans all across Europe will rejoice this Autumn, as Konami of Europe confirms the first details of what will rate as one of the most anticipated games of 2004: Pro Evolution Soccer 4. Due for release on PlayStation 2, PC and for the first time in the series' history, the Xbox, Pro Evolution Soccer 4 once again sets new standards in control, aesthetics and realism.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 1, 2004 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PS2 Review - 'McFarlane's Evil Prophecy'

by Agustin on July 1, 2004 @ 12:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Based on the popular McFarlane's Monsters line of toys from world-renowned artist Todd McFarlane, McFarlane's Evil Prophecy brings the toys to life. Tasked with ridding the world of evil, players control four McFarlane-designed monster hunters as they face off against more than 150 monsters, including six beasts from McFarlane's Monsters, including Dracula, Mummy, Werewolf, Frankenstein, Sea Creature and Voodoo Queen. It's time to get medieval on these fiends!

PS2 Review - 'Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2'

by Agustin on July 1, 2004 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Whether you wish to play through a career and progress through the professional tennis rankings, or go head-to-head with your friends in an arcade match, Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 offers a complete set of compelling modes and features. Pick your favorite pro player or create your own and prepare to take the sport by storm!