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'Ultimate Baseball Online' to be Launched in Fall 2004

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on July 28, 2004 @ 8:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Netamin today announced the world's first virtual reality, massive multi-player online sports game, Ultimate Baseball Online (UBO), is in the final stages of testing and will be ready for a worldwide launch in Fall 2004. Read more for details...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 7:40 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 :

  • Xpand Rally - Trailers (3)
  • Lord Of The Rings: Third Age - Trailers (3)

'Pacific Storm' - Screens

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 5:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The furious battle of Pearl Harbor became the first in the sequence of gory sea combats. Now you can take part in all major Pacific battles of the World War II in the Pacific Storm game that is a mixture of RTS, war-game and simulator. All major and important sea battles of World War II, which took place in the Pacific Ocean, are included and you can play either for the USA or Japan. Mine the resources (money, iron and nickel ore, bauxites and oil), train various units and retaliate! Sink’em all!

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - Screens

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C Company and Pointsoft Interactive have signed a Pan-European distribution deal for Vivisector: Beast Inside. Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline. Read more for some new screens

'Pacific Fighters' - Screens

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWII's Pacific theater was the backdrop for some of the most famous aerial battles in history. In places like Midway, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, allied fighters and bombers went head-to-head against the air power of the Japanese empire. Pacific Fighters provides the opportunity for players to experience the realistic action, intense flight combat and immersive gameplay of WWII's Pacific air war.

Midway Signs Epic Deal For Three 'Unreal' (Xbox/PC) Titles

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway today announced a multi-year, multi-product agreement with Epic Games to publish three new videogames based on the popular Unreal franchise. The agreement marks Midway's entrance into the premium PC games sector with a property that has sold more than seven million units worldwide and generated nearly $200 million in revenue at retail since the introduction of Unreal Tournament in 1999.

'Battlefield Vietnam' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released a new patch for DICE's multiplayer shooter Battlefield Vietnam. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.1 (client & server) and adds a new "Defense of Con Thien" map, including 3 new vehicles (OH-6 Loach and Ka-25 'Hormone' helicopters, and M60 emplacements), improves server browsing and the usual game balace tweaks and bug/crash fixes. Read more for download links...

'Backyard Wrestling 2:There Goes The Neighborhood' (PS2/Xbox) - Soundtrack

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos today announced the hard hitting in-game soundtrack for Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood. The sequel to the genre-bending phenomenon Backyard Wrestling: Don’t Try This At Home, Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood offers a soundtrack featuring contributions from legendary artists, today’s hottest acts, and tomorrow’s industry leaders. The in-game soundtrack delivers a direction that further refines and voices the sound of Backyard Wrestling and today’s youth.

'D-Day' - Demo Patch v.2.14 Available NOW

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has released a patch for their recently released D-Day demo. This brings the demo to v2.14 and addresses issues regarding: framerate, GameSpy crossmatching, memory leaks, and more. Players of 2.12 will not be able to play users with the patch. Read more for details and download links ...

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' - v1.3.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UbiSoft has released yet another patch for Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. This update brings your retail game to v1.3.1 and fixes an issue that surfaced in the v1.3 patch where punkbuster disappeared if the pb directory was not accessible in read/write, and the spy teleportation problem has been corrected. Read more for download links...

'Top Spin' - Screens

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 8:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has forged links with Microsoft to publish the Windows PC version of Top Spin, the critically renowned tennis simulation releasing this September. Atari and Microsoft are confident of repeating the success of last year's Xbox version in 2004. Developed by French games studio Power and Magic Development (PAM) - the creators of the original Xbox version - Top Spin is the complete virtual tennis experience. Here are some fresh screens ...

'Destroy All Humans!' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 7:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Use destructive weapons and innate mental powers to take on the most feared enemy in the galaxy - Mankind! Play as Crypto, an alien warrior sent to Earth to clear the way for the Furon invasion force. Your mission is to infiltrate humanity, control them, harvest their brain stems and ultimately destroy them. You choose the method - infiltration or disintigration!

'Chester Adventures' - Screens

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 7:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chester Adventures is an oldschool action-adventure arcade game taking place on a mystical fantasy world. The player takes role of Chester, an adept magician who performs various quests challanging both arcade and mystery-solving skills. Read more for new screens ...

'NFL Street 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

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

Electronic Arts announced today the development of NFL STREET 2, scheduled for release in early 2005 under the EA SPORTS BIG brand. The title is being developed by EA-Tiburon for the PlayStation2, GameCube, and Xbox.

Empire Organizes a 'FlatOut' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Music Competition

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 7:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive are celebrating the spirit of 50 years of Rock n' Roll by encouraging new rock and indie bands to look to the interactive entertainment industry as a springboard to a career in music. Empire have teamed up with Overplay.com, the up and coming music site dedicated to the development and exposure of unsigned bands, to put together a killer rock soundtrack for their upcoming free-roaming, smash-fest racer FlatOut which releases on PS2, Xbox and PC in Fall 2004

'Electronic Arts' Acquires 'Criterion'

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 3:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced an agreement to acquire Criterion Software Group Ltd. from Canon Europe. With the acquisition, EA assumes Criterion's studio in Guildford, UK; two globally recognized intellectual properties, Burnout and Black; and the RenderWare middleware technology.

'Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Silver Earring' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 3:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An expansive adventure that spans the globe, The Silver Earring delivers a deep and involving experience that will, in all likelihood, completely destroy any social life that hopeful PC owners aspire towards. The demo will allow you to play as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as well as having 10 different locations to visit and 10 minutes worth of movie footage to go along with the 3 hours worth of gameplay. Read more for download links ...

'Crescent Suzuki Racing: Superbikes and Super Side Cars' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midas Interactive continues to raise the bar for budget console development by the addition of a whole host of licenses, including the valuable Crescent Suzuki team, to its forthcoming PS2 superbike and sidecar product. Read more for details and screens...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Preview - 'Virtual Skipper 3'

by Justin on July 28, 2004 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Sailing has never been for the fainthearted. However, with this latest version of Virtual Skipper, it doesn’t matter if you are an inexperienced or skilful navigator, you are joyfully transported from the colourful horizons of Sydney, to the choppy English Channel around the Isle of Wight… the worldwide waterways have never looked so good.

'Killzone' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killzone is a squad-based, first-person shooter, set in the near future during a period of planetary colonization. Drawing inspiration from classical military conflicts of the 20th century, Killzone captures the intense reality of warfare between the ISA Command and a ruthless, militaristic separatist faction called the Helghast.

'Guilty Gear X2 #Reload' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The popular fighting franchise, Guilty Gear X2 #Reload, makes its debut on the Xbox this summer, courtesy of Majesco. Developed by ARC System Works, Guilty Gear X2 #Reload features Xbox Live support, offering players head-to-head competition, real-time global rankings, and community support of voice and friends.

Nintendo DS - Official Name and New Design Announced

by Judy on July 28, 2004 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In preparation for the launch of Nintendo DS in North America and Japan later this year, Nintendo today announces developments for the dual-screen, wireless, hand-held video game system. Nintendo DS, originally chosen as the code name, has been selected as the official product name. Read more to check out the new design!