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PC Review - 'The Suffering'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on July 5, 2004 @ 11:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Unleashing the horror throughout nine levels, The Suffering features dynamic lighting that illuminates frightening visions of horror-filled exploration and frantic combat sequences. In the dark world of The Suffering, creatures attack from the shadows and emerge from jail cells, chambers, the ground and trees, surprising the player in the most disturbing ways possible. As Torque, the main character, players encounter a cast of uniquely hardened criminals, prison guards and grotesque apparitions.

Gamecube Review - 'Rainbow Six 3'

by Agustin on July 5, 2004 @ 11:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 for the GameCube players lead an elite team of multinational counter-terrorist operatives in 15 intense missions against deadly, intelligent foes. When a terrorist plot threatens to tilt the balance of peace between the United States and Saudi Arabia, Team RAINBOW is the only answer. In locations around the world, from Europe to the United States to South America, execute Team RAINBOW's missions with deadly force and precise tactics in order to protect the innocent and ensure peace.

'Battlefield' Sales Reaches 4 Million Copies

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 8:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The collection box, Battlefield 1942: The WWII Anthology, was launched in the USA at the end of May 2004. It contains the basic Battlefield 1942 game, the Road to Rome and Secret Weapons expansion packs, as well as additional material that has been released within the Battlefield series. When Battlefield Anthology is to be launched in Europe is not yet decided. At the end of March 2004 the Battlefield series had sold more that 3.7 million copies.

'World Championship Tennis' - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 7:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the world of professional tennis and become the champion you always dreamed of being! This revolutionary new title not only lets you hone your grand slam skills, you can import your own photo and actually become one of the players in the game. Enter the heat of competition, win money, and climb up the rankings. Developed by Espaço Informática's, the game is expected to be released in North and South America in late summer 2004.

'BloodRayne 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 7:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Expanding upon the distinctive features that were the hallmark of its predecessor - fast-paced acrobatic combat and supernatural powers - BloodRayne 2 includes new in-game dynamics such as pole combat, rail sliding and advanced melee fighting with fatality moves. Read more for some new screens ...

'EverQuest II' - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 7:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath. Read on to check out 24 new screens ...

'Test Drive: Eve of Destruction' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 3:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 8:44 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 :

  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl - TrailerPack
  • Burnout 3: Takedown - Trailer (2)

'Crusader Kings' - Release Date & Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Koch Media announced today the UK release of Crusader Kings from Paradox Entertainment. Set during medieval Europe, this grand strategy game lets players re-enact the Crusades, take control of the Knights Templar and defend against the marauding Mongol hordes. Published and distributed by Koch Media in the UK, Crusader Kings is launched on Windows PC at £19.99 SRP (UK) on 27th August 2004.

'Soldiers: Heroes of World War II' - v1.12.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has released the first patch for Best Way's 3D RTS/RPG Soldiers: Heroes of World War II. This update brings your (English only) retail game to v1.12.2 and increases multiplayer performance and stability, adds new control options, and the usual slew of crash/bug fixes, gameplay tweaks, etc. Read more for download links ...

'World of Warcraft' - Euro BetaTest Signups Start TODAY!

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sign-ups for the European Closed Beta Test of Blizzard Entertainment’s highly anticipated MMORPG, World of Warcraft, start today, 5th July 2004. The sign-up period will run for 3 weeks and potential testers can register online via the sign-up pages on the official Blizzard European Web sites: www.blizzard.co.uk /www.blizzard.fr /www.blizzard.de.

'Chessmaster 10th Edition' - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 8:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chessmaster 10th Edition will attract both brand-new and experienced chess players. Animated chess pieces, a simplified learning section and skill-appropriate AI-controlled opponents will entertain new and casual players. Intermediate players can take advantage of the opportunity to hone their skills by learning the best attacking moves as taught by chess champion Larry Christiansen in the Academy. Read more for details and screens

Editorial - 'It’s A Funny Old Game'

by Ben Parfitt on July 5, 2004 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Editorials

It seems that at the moment the video games industry is desperate to be accepted as mainstream. Not that all gamers want gaming to become mainstream, not at all; the industry has grown phenomenally in last two decades and is worth untold amounts of money. But that’s why the industry craves recognition. It’s run by moneymen, and the money men realise that if they can get gaming as accepted as say movies or music, then every household in the developed world becomes a potential customer.

Xbox Review - 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban'

by Nathan Mourfield on July 5, 2004 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban videogame Harry Potter and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As teenagers back for their third year of study, they are engaged in the mystery surrounding Sirius Black, who has recently escaped from the infamous wizard prison Azkaban.