The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.
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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.
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 a few new screens...
Matrix Games and 2 by 3 Games are pleased to announce that the Australian Defence Simulation Office (ADSO) has decided to purchase Uncommon Valor: Campaign for the South Pacific as an aid to help Australian officers in the area of historical education.
Electronic Arts, today announced that it will release a special limited edition DVD for the highly anticipated The Sims 2. The game is the next generation sequel of The Sims, the best selling PC game of all time and will be in stores by September 17th.
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. A few weeks ago there was a leaked beta demo, but today Acclaim has released the official Juiced demo, featuring one track and three available cars. Read more for download links ...
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:
- Second Sight - Trailer
- Dragonball Z: Supersonic Warriors - Trailer
- Armies of Exigo - Trailer
Based on the upcoming fall release of DreamWorks' "Shark Tale," the game takes you on a new adventure as Oscar, a bigger-than-life fish working his way up the food chain, who becomes an unlikely hero as he searches for an easy path to fame and fortune. With a blend of original and film-inspired gameplay, players immerse themselves in a hip, underwater urban culture featuring the gritty environments of Reef City and funky tunes inspired by the film.
Video game veterans, Morten Brodersen, Johnni Christensen and Phillip Tavel have pooled their many years of experience in creating multimillion unit-selling franchises, and formed the new video game development house, Third Wave Games. The company's first game introduction will be War World, a mech-on-mech online combat game for the PC that will be available this fall.
The Leisure Suit Larry videogame franchise began in 1987 with The Land of the Lounge Lizards, the first of seven games in the series. Since then, the Leisure Suit Larry games have sold more than 35 millions of units worldwide, and its games are considered collector items. Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is scheduled for release on next-generation consoles and the PC in late 2004.
KOEI today announced that Samurai Warriors for the Xbox is shipping to North American retailers. Gamers can order the title now at ebgames.com and gamestop.com.
Ubisoft today announced that it is developing a videogame based on the blockbuster Star Wars Trilogy for the Game Boy Advance in cooperation with LucasArts. Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force is set to release late September 2004 to coincide with the launch of the highly anticipated Star Wars Trilogy DVD.
Konami Digital Entertainment - America today announced that Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 for the PlayStation 2 has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. It's time to step up to the mic!
Microsoft today announced that it will publish the Xbox version of Outrun2 in North America, due to ship to retail stores this October. OutRun2 is the sequel to the famous game that made its first appearance in arcades across the world 17 years ago.
Video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its popular role-playing game, Tales of Symphonia, has shipped to North American retail outlets.
PlayStation announced today the launch of Athens 2004, The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games, from 989 Sports. Featuring a variety of game modes and venues that have been recreated down to the smallest detail, players will be able to choose one of 64 countries and 800 different athletes while attempting to break an Olympic or World Record in 25 events.
Electronic Arts and Digital Illusions announced today that Battlefield: Modern Combat will feature a single-player mode when it ships in fall 2005. The game is currently in development for the PS2 and Xbox. Originally slated for a fall 2004 release, this means EA delayed the title for a year!
Test Drive: Eve of Destruction blends the best elements of racing and demolition and is packed with 25 different events, including Demo Derby, where the last car standing wins; Gauntlet, where the player climbs behind the wheel of a hearse and tries to finish a set number of laps while the rest of the field attempts to stop them; Trailer Race, a new brand of racing event, where players compete while towing various types of trailers and must finish the race with something resembling a trailer still attached.
by Judy on July 13, 2004 @ 7:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews
World War II springs to life as you experience the most epic battles in the history of mankind. For the first time, the world's five superpowers battle for control on truly global scale. Direct the military and economic destiny of Japan, England, Germany, Russia or Germany. With each battle fought in real-time, comes the opportunity to create a new destiny as you change the course of history itself. Atari has released a small gameplay Q&A with TimeGate Studios, read more to check it out...
SCRAPLAND is an action game. In third-person, the player controls D-Tritus when he goes on foot and his gunship when he pilots on Chimera streets. The player, by hacking into the GDB, can transform himself into 15 different characters, acquiring then the special ability of every one of them. The player can also drive any gunship he finds and can create his own collection of unique gunships, freely combining pieces he finds aboard the ship.
Enter the covert world of the Star Wars infantry for the first time and become a member of an elite Republic Special Operations unit in LucasArts new squad based first-person shooter, Star Wars Republic Commando. Set during the Clone Wars, between Attack of the Clones and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode III, Star Wars Republic Commando will be released fall 2004 for the PC and Xbox. Read more for new screens ...
Ubisoft today announced Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3, the third blockbuster in the millions-selling Splinter Cell franchise, will officially be called "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory." The game will be available on Xbox and PC for Christmas 2004, and on other formats in Q1 2005 (PAL territories), including the N-Gage platform, published by Gameloft.
- Fallout III Q&A with Bethesda's Pete Hines on Gamespy
- The Matrix Online Q&A with Monolith's William Westwater on HomeLan
- Champions: Return to Arms Q&A with Sony Online on HomeLan
- The Punisher Q&A with Volition's James Tsai on TVG
- D-Day Q&A with Digital Reality's Norbert Szabo on Gamer's Pulse
- Tabula Rasa Q&A with NCSoft's Carly Staehlin on RPGVault
- BC Q&A with Intrepid Games' Joe Rider on Eurogamer
- Half-Life 2 Q&A with Valve's Doug Lombardi on Computer Games Online
- Bet on Soldier Q&A with Kylotonn Entertainment on Xequted
- A Vampyre Story Q&A with Autumn Moon's Mike Kirchoff on Adventure Gamers
- Stalingrad Q&A with DTF's Max Maslov on Gamebiz
- Splinter Cell 3 interview Q&A with Ubisoft's Mathieu Ferland on 1UP
- Iron Phoenix Q&A with Sammy Studios' Tim Hess a on GameZone
by Mark Crump on July 13, 2004 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Dark and Light is a real-time 3D massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in the heroic fantasy and medieval fantastic worlds on a 15,000 square mile area, which has been divided into 10 Kingdoms of discovery and adventures and two protected learning Kingdoms. Two alignments are opposed to impose their magic, the Dark one and the Light one ...
by Geson Hatchett on July 13, 2004 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Officially licensed by the Indy Racing League, IndyCar Series 2005 gets a boost with a host of new features to complement the action-packed oval track racing at speeds up to 235mph! The game's new online racing will see up to 12 players getting fiercely competitive out on the circuits. IndyCar Series 2005 is the only game to feature the full IndyCar Series season including the Indianapolis 500.