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Xbox Review - 'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow'

by Agustin on July 15, 2004 @ 11:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow will bring back more of the single-player intrigue that made the original game a bestseller. With exciting new action scenes and a strong cinematic feel, the player will experience new and even more realistic surroundings. Building on Ubi Soft's strong commitment to online gaming, Pandora Tomorrow will the be the first stealth game ever to feature multiplayer online missions allowing several players to simultaneously share Sam Fisher's shadowy world of espionage.

PS2 Review - 'Future Tactics: The Uprising'

by Justin on July 15, 2004 @ 11:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Viewed from a third person perspective players must take turns using the available time, energy and weapons to defeat the enemy. With unique line of sight AI and fully destructible environments no two games are ever the same. Add to this a team of characters each with different skills and you get a game of infinite possibilities and compulsive playablity.

'Ultima Online: Samurai Empire' Announced

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 7:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that the next expansion pack for Ultima Online will be called Ultima Online: Samurai Empire. Ninjas and samurais and killing, oh my! Read on for more information ...

'Gates of Troy' Available - Screens

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gates of Troy is currently available from the Slitherine Online store. Games are shipped worldwide as part of the price. Read more for some new screens.

'Cycling Manager 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cyanide Studios has released the first patch for the latest installment in the Cycling Manager franchise, 'Cycling Manager 4'. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses a slew of editor, gameplay, and database issues with old/new careers (thanks Gamershell). Read more for download links ...

'Xbox Live' - More than 1 Million Served

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. today announced that more than 1 million people are now members of the worldwide Xbox Live online video gaming service. With peak usage time for Xbox Live between 7:30 and 9 p.m., this thrill-seeking throng is showing that they prefer to play TV.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 1:31 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 :

  • WWX: Rumble Roses - Trailer #3
  • Second Sight - Gimmicks & E3 Trailers (2)
  • Nexuiz - Trailer #2

Valve Shuts Down WON Authentication Servers

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starting July 26th, the shutdown of the WON authentication servers will begin. This process will be completed on July 31st. This means players will no longer be able to access Internet features of Valve games, such as Counter-Strike 1.5, using the WON authentication servers. Users can continue using Valve games on the Steam service by downloading the Steam installer and setting up a Steam account. Counter-Strike 1.5 players will be upgraded to Counter-Strike 1.6 free of charge through Steam.

EA's Hot Summer Night - Screens (part 1)

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA is holding their summer press event today, and here are a deluge of screens from the titles that were presented:

  • Armies of Exigo
  • Battlefield 2
  • Burnout 3: Takedown
  • Catwoman
  • Def Jam: Fight for New York

EA's Hot Summer Night - Screens (part 2)

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA is holding their summer press event today, and here are a plethora of screens from the titles that were presented:

  • GoldenEye: Rogue Agent
  • Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-Earth
  • Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
  • Need for Speed Underground 2
  • The Sims 2
  • Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2
  • Time Splitters: Future Perfect
  • Urbz: Sims in the City

EA's Hot Summer (Sports) Night - Screens

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Sports titles:

  • FIFA Soccer 2005
  • Madden NFL 2005
  • NBA Live 2005
  • NCAA March Madness 2005
  • NHL 2005
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005

Second Sight (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Second Sight, developed by the creative force behind the acclaimed TimeSplitters series Free Radical Design, is an original property that redefines the standards for stealth action gameplay. Due later this year for PS2, Xbox and GameCube, check these new screens...

'Sudeki' (Xbox) Goes Gold! - Screens

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Sudeki, the exclusive Xbox roleplaying game (RPG), has gone gold and is scheduled to ship to stores on July 20 in North America for an estimated retail price of $49.95 (U.S.). Sudeki will be available in Europe in August.

'The Urbz: Sims in the City' Coming To Nintendo DS

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Urbz: Sims in the City, the latest franchise from the celebrated studio behind The Sims, is in development for the Nintendo DS. EA, in conjunction with Griptonite Games, is developing the game in Redwood City, CA and will ship in November 2004 under the EA GAMES brand.

'DOOM 3' - Demo Coming!

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 7:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After yesterday's exciting announcement about DOOM 3 going gold, id's Todd Hollenshead sent out some information about a possible demo, "our priority was finishing the game first and now we are turning our attention to the demo. I don't have any information to share regarding any specific content, but I don't believe that we have ever disappointed in that regard in the past. We will release the demo as soon as it's done, but this probably won't happen until after the game has arrived on U.S. store shelves." Of course, we will have it mirrored on our file server network as soon as it becomes available ...

'Transport Giant' - Screens

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 7:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This is the year 1850. It's an age of radical change and new departures. The era of mass production and mass transportation has just begun. The resourceful entrepreneur has plenty of opportunities. It's a time to build empires with just a little capital and a clever business idea.

'Miami Vice' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 7:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Miami Vice was one of the most popular TV series of the 80's taking millions of viewers on under-cover missions through the streets of Miami with characters like the cool Sonny Crockett, his trustworthy partner Ricardo Tubbs and the demanding Lieutenant Martin Castillo. The Miami street scene, the atmosphere of the series and the thrilling adventures of the detectives give an ultimate setting for sensational gameplay.

'Club Football 2005' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 7:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the new season, the Club Football 2005 range is bigger and bolder with a new game engine to power faster and more responsive gameplay. With twice the amount of official team content in each game, great skill moves and new game modes including Career, Practice and classic Scenarios, the new Club Football 2005 range will bring players even closer to the heart of the action and the heart of their team.

'Alpha Black Zero' - UK Launch Date Announced

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media today announcing that Alpha Black Zero for PC is launching across the UK on Friday July 30th.

'Oxygen' Rolls Out New PS2 Budget Titles

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 6:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oxygen Interactive today announced the launch of its range of budget PlayStation2 games. A total of eight titles are already in development, including a retro-arcade title, children's games, and Poker. The first set of releases will cover the breadth of the racing genre, with the first three due in the next two months: Formula Challenge (F1-style racing), GT Racers (supercar racing around Europe's leading cities), and Rig Racer (track-based truck racing). Read more for details..

'Counter-Strike' Gets New Steam Update

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Steam website has word that an update for CS:CZ and HLTV has just been released. Steam will update itself automatically when you restart. CZ servers will need to be restarted in order to run this update. CS:CZ adds 2 new maps (de_truth_cz & de_corruption_cz), as well as a slew of game tweaks but also three previously unreleased 'Deleted Scenes' missions Fastline, Sandstorm, and Pipe Dream.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Port Royale 2' - Screens

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trade with over 60 towns and create your own production facilities in the 17th century Caribbean. You will not only increase your trading empire, but you will also have a larger influence on the development of the New World. Trade is not everything though, as pirates and military fleets threaten your trade convoys. Check out the latest boatload of screens ...

PS2/Xbox Review - 'MLB SlugFest: Loaded'

by Agustin on July 15, 2004 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

MLB SlugFest: Loaded is the newest title in the adrenaline-style baseball series which, for the first time, takes America’s Pastime online with a host of new gameplay features. MLB SlugFest: Loaded will include the addition of the Baseball Mogul engine into its franchise mode, adding great depth and endless re-playability to the game.

'Arena Wars' - Screens

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Check out these new screens ...

PC Review - 'Missing: Since January'

by Michael Bragg on July 15, 2004 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

A journalist investigating a string of gruesome murders mysteriously disappears with his companion. Soon after, the production company he works for receives a disturbing CD-ROM containing video footage captured during his investigation. More than just a CD, this disc is in fact the beginning of a terrifying game with a maniacal killer known only as "The Phoenix."