Take 2 Reveals 'Wildfire'

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 11:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wildfire is an action-packed strategy game pitting players against one of the most destructive forces the world has ever known… Wildfires! Join the ranks of the Smokejumpers, a specially trained and outfitted unit of firefighters, capable of battling large forest fires in a moments notice! Read more for details ...

'Kao: The Kangaroo' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Coming In October - Screens

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 10:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

“Kao: The Kangaroo” starts his new adventures for JoWooD Productions not only on the PC, but also on all major console systems. Jumping, running, and boxing, the brave kangaroo hero has to solve many exciting levels and tough challenges. “Kao – The Kangaroo 2,” scheduled for October 2004, is among the first games released for several systems simultaneously: XBOX, Playstation 2, GameCube, and, of course, PC.

'Officers' - Screens

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 9:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The non-linear plot saves the established facts of the war beginning and allows to lead to the Victory any of three sides: USSR, Germany and Allies (GB and USA). The game recreates the real structures of all participants' armies, uses the real arsenal, equipment and military techniques. Read more for some new screens ...

'Wildlife Park' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 9:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD has released a new patch for their wildlife sim game, Wildlife Park. This update brings your retail game to v1.17 and addresses problems with the “restart park” option, crashes when building enclosures outside of the park, crashes when selling several animals during pause mode, etc. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Ground Control 2' - Dedicated Server & SaveGame Fix Available NOW

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 9:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Massive Entertainment has released sa small save game fix for their 3D RTS Ground Control II: Operation Exodus. This patch addresses save game problems that you may experience after applying thelatest v1.0.0.7 patch, this tool allows you to recover lost save files, as well as the save games from lost profiles. Vivendi has also released the dedicated Win32 server. Read more for download links...

Konami Hosts Yu-Gi-Oh! (GBA) Championship Tourneys

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 8:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today, Konami Digital Entertainment - America announced details of the two concluding tournaments that will ultimately result in the crowning of the 2004 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Video Game Champion.

'Painkiller' - v1.3 Update Patch Available NOW

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

As promised, Dreamcatcher has released a new update patch for People Can Fly's FPS Painkiller. This update brings your retail game to v1.3 and contains more netcode optimization, adds ASE support, the possibility of lowering various gfx settings in order to boost performance, several game tweaks, and bug fixes. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Wish' - Screens

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 7:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wish defines a new category of online game, the "Ultra Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game" (UMMORPG). Wish's highly-scalable server cluster infrastructure allows the game to support tens of thousands of simultaneous players in a single shared world. Wish is the first massively multi player online role playing game that truly tells a story, and lets player actions have lasting implications on the world.

'Swingin' Ape Studios' Working On 'StarCraft: Ghost' (PS2/Xbox)

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 7:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment today announced plans to enter into an agreement with Swingin' Ape Studios for the collaborative development of multi-platform titles based on Blizzard licenses. Their first project will be to continue work on the upcoming tactical-action console game, StarCraft: Ghost. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Two Million 'Spider-Man 2' (PS2/Xbox) Units Shipped

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 6:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. announced today that the company's North American Publishing unit has shipped more than two million units of its Spider-Man 2 video game timed to the theatrical release of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Columbia Pictures Spider-Man 2.

European Games Network Gains Traction with 300+ Companies

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 6:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With two months to go, organizers of European Games Network (EGN), an industry event for everyone in the business of games, have confirmed that over 300 companies from 30+ territories around the world have committed to exhibiting or attending EGN in London, September 1-5, 2004. Read more for further details ...

'Counter-Strike: Source' - Beta Coming Soon

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 4:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The beta will first be open to subscribers of the Valve Cybercafe Program, and then extended to owners of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero. The next installment of the world's number 1 online action game, Counter-Strike: Source blends CS's intense teamplay with the advanced technology of Valve's Source engine. For more information, please visit www.steampowered.com.

Vivendi To Distribute Novalogic Titles

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment software developer and publisher NovaLogic, Inc. and Vivendi today announced an exclusive multi-year strategic agreement, under which VU Games will become the sole distributor of NovaLogic products in North America. NovaLogic will continue to oversee development, production, marketing and PR for its products.

Sony Online Says 'PlanetSide' Holds FPS World Record

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week, it was reported that another company's title had set a "world record" by having 160 simultaneous players in an online FPS server. Not only is this not a record, it's not even an average play session in PlanetSide, the world's first (and only) MMO first person title.

'Euro Rally Champion' (PS2/PC) Gets UK Release Date - Screens

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

Dirty drivers must test their skill against the elements, as well as against the clock, in the Championship mode raced across densely wooded forest trails, treacherous Alpine passes and the extremes of the African desert. With a high-performance engine under the bonnet and a whole boot-full of features, Euro Rally Champion is set to scream away from the starting line on September 10th. Read more for 40 new screens!

'Chaos League' - Screens

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 7:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaos League combines sports, fantasy and brutal, chaotic action on a playing field where the primary objectives are typical but the gameplay is anything but. Players must score points, win games, advance to championship rounds, and of course compete for the ultimate trophy, but Chaos League serves up some extra excitement with its absence of rules, corrupt referees and mythical, powerful opponents.

'D-Day' - Demo Coming Friday & Screens

by Judy on July 7, 2004 @ 7:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D-Day is a Tactical game in real-time 3D with highly realistic graphics, dynamic shadows, damage localization, explosions, weather effects etc. The game was developed in collaboration with the Normandy Mémoire association, the official body of the commemoration of the Libération battles. D-Day will be launched on June 6th 2004, on the 60th anniversary of D-Day. A demo is coming on Friday the 9th of July 2004, and here are some screens taken from what to expect...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

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

PS2 Preview - 'Final Fantasy XII'

by The Cookie Snatcher on July 7, 2004 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Bringing with it a wide array of new gameplay elements, Final Fantasy XII will change the way players think about the Final Fantasy series. Numerous possibilities abound within each scenario, allowing for a less linear, more unique experience for each player. True to the series’ tradition of progress and change, Final Fantasy XII will move the role-playing genre forward and establish itself as another landmark title for Square Enix.

Xbox Review - 'Spider-Man 2'

by Eric on July 7, 2004 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Based on the highly anticipated movie sequel from Columbia Pictures and Marvel, "Spider-Man 2" allows players to swing into action as the famous "web-slinger" and protect the city of Manhattan from Doc Ock and his evil minions...