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'Need For Speed Underground 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 10:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Half-Life 2' Imminent?

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 9:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

More indications surfaced today, giving more credibility to the rumor that 'Half-Life 2' might be released in September. Valve's Gabe Newell has posted some interesting information on the HL2 Fallout forums : "8/11 the Cafe's turn on (tomorrow). 8/16 CZ/ATI users pre-load. 8/18 CZ/ATI turns on. 8/17 HL-2 pre-load starts (textures, audio and other stuff that doesn't change)." This indicates that big parts of the game are in the final stage and are probably going to get pre-loaded to gradually build up to the full release.

'Zoo Tycoon 2' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Zoo Tycoon 2" cranks up the excitement, challenge and fun of building the ultimate zoo, with 30 animals in incredible detail with more fun animations and a dazzling array of building tools and objects, including easier terrain-altering options, scenery, foliage, themed buildings, animal shelters and moats.

'Nyx' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 5:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Nyx you have the mission to reach a research station which is the only place on earth where you have the possibility to find an antivirus for the mutants. During the game progress your character, Vitali, has to fight against more and more enemies, which were “breed” by the Russian military. Read more to check some new screens ...

'Rise Of Nations' - Update Patch 4 Released

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has released a new patch for Big Huge Games' RTS Rise OF Nations. This patch 4 is largely a balance patch that will nerf Maya and Spain, as well as introduce some unit balance changes that those of you with the expansion pack already enjoy. Thrones & Patriots Patch 1 is currently in production but there is no release date for it yet. Read more for details ...

'Men of Valor' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 4:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Men of Valor is an historical action experience that portrays infantry combat during the Vietnam War. Combining the latest Unreal technology with the gameplay expertise of 2015, the game immerses the player in the humid jungles of Southeast Asia in the most controversial conflict of the modern era. The game will ship during Fall 2004 for the Xbox and PC. Read more for some new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 4:11 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 :

  • Yu Yu Hakusho: Dark Tournament - Trailer
  • Leisure Suit Larry - Bilzarbra Trailer
  • Test Drive: Eve Of Destruction - Trailer

'Conker: Live and Reloaded' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 3:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Conker: Live and Reloaded' features intense deathmatch and campaign storyline modes via Xbox Live and system link, players can compete as one of six combat specialists across multi-mission campaigns covering Old War and Future War. Also included is the critically acclaimed single-player game, "Conker's Bad Fur Day," completely recreated for the Xbox with stunning graphics and unparalleled attitude.

'Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the evocative land of ancient Egypt, Children of the Nile is the first and only strategy game where citizens who behave like real people are your primary resource. As their leader, you must build a place in which they can live and work, establishing a relationship of trust and cooperation which you then leverage to build a lasting civilization, and bring it to its cultural peak. Read more for some new screens ...

'GoldenEye: Rogue Agent' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Going where no previous James Bond game has dared to tread, the upcoming GoldenEye: Rogue Agent first-person shooter from Electronic Arts breaks all the rules by transporting players to the dark side of the Bond universe to experience life as a high-rolling, cold-hearted villain.

'Everquest: Omens of War' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest: Omens of War is a new expansion for the incredibly popular PC MMORPG, EverQuest which will feature new high-level Epic weapons while raising the player level cap to level 70. EverQuest players will also enjoy a new visual appearance thanks to the use of the new next-generation graphics engine.

'FIFA Soccer 2005' (ALL) All-Star Soundtrack Lineup

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced the in-game soundtrack for the 2005 edition of FIFA Soccer. Featuring a variety of today’s hottest music talent, FIFA Soccer 2005 brings together new sounds and long-time favorites from artists around the globe, and showcases 38 tracks representing Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Scotland, Sweden and the United States, to name just a few. Read more for details ...

'Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed for the PS2 to be released in North America. In a brand-new twist to the series, Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed sets players on a fast-paced sports marathon across two action-packed game modes. A tournament-style game, Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed stars everyone’s favorite heroes, Spike and Natalie, and features an all-star character line-up from the original Ape Escape games. Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed is slated to ship in October 2004.

'Xenosaga EPISODE II' (PS2) Gets Dated - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today the upcoming U.S. release of Xenosaga EPISODE II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse, shipping exclusively for the PS2 in February 2005. The sequel to the million-unit selling Xenosaga EPISODE I: Der Wille zur Macht, the game is being developed by Monolith Software Inc. in Japan. Read more for some new screens...

'Chessmaster 10th Edition' In Stores NOW - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that Chessmaster 10th Edition is available today in North America for the PC at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $39.99.

'The Roots' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Roots combines a classic RPG with dynamic gameplay and the fast paced plot characteristic of action-adventure games. The Roots has a complex, multi-threaded storyline and a vast world, which the player discovers whilst traveling with his party, fighting various monsters and living through great adventures.

'Scarface' (ALL) Announced

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 7:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi announced today the epic film that transcends generations and appeals to contemporary and urban audiences alike, Scarface, is now coming for the first time to game consoles & PC worldwide. In a complex world filled with excess and greed, players can take the role of Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film. Developed by Radical Games and published by Vivendi, this third person action shooter is expected to ship Autumn 2005.

'Anarchy Online: Alien Invasion' Goes Gold

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 7:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom announces that Anarchy Online: Alien Invasion has gone gold. The forthcoming Anarchy Online expansion pack is packed with fun and innovative features, bringing the finest sci-fi MMORPG on the market a huge step forward.

'NBA Live 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Cover Athletes Signed

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 7:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Tony Parker, and Pau Gasol will serve as global spokesmen for NBA LIVE 2005, scheduled for release this fall under the EA SPORTS brand.

'Nintendo DS' - Western Hemisphere Lineup

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 7:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo DS will rock the Western Hemisphere with an amazing lineup of games, as the video game industry's heavy hitters prepare to support Nintendo's revolutionary dual-screened hand-held innovation. Many of the industry's biggest software companies confirm that they will deliver names like Madden NFL, Viewtiful Joe, Rayman and SpongeBob SquarePants to the Nintendo DS, so players can enjoy their favorite franchises in ways never before possible.

'The Political Machine' Ships to Stores

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 7:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft, together with Stardock Entertainment, announced the release of The Political Machine, which ships today to retailers nationwide. A PC-CD strategy game based on data collected from surveys, exit polls, and the 2000 U.S. Census, The Political Machine users are challenged to spend 41 weeks on the campaign trail, serving as a campaign manager for a presidential candidate.

'Gates of Troy' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine has released a demo for Gates of Troy allowing you to try out 3 tutorial scenarios, and one playable campaign. The playable campaign is the pass of Thermopylae. This puts you in control of 300 Spartans, and their allies under King Leonidas and you must defend the pass for 20 turns against the Persian horde. This small campaign is recreated on a one for one scale with history, which will please history buffs immensely. The demo is limited to 30 turns or 5 battles.

No 'Rekonstruction' (PC) Too Much 'Damage'

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Damage Studios Co-Founder Chris DiBona has updated his website with the note that Damage Studios has been shut down and that its Rekonstruction project is on hold indefinitely. "Damage is, at best, my personal hobby now. The company has been inactive for some time and I've been sending out backstory in a vain hope of pulling some rabbit out of a hat. Alas, no such luck. If you want to continue receiving the story with no promise that a game will come, stay on the mailing list, otherwise, I'd suggest unsubscribing in the next few days. Sorry it worked out this way, really. I'd like to thank so many people for their help since we started the project, especially the fan site guys, our advisors and former employees."

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Cross Racing Championship' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Utilizing the next generation of the Invictus engine which incorporates its new real-time physics module, Cross Racing Championship (CRC) will allow the player to experience the thrills of high-speed on and off road racing across vast open terrains. Check these new damage model screens...

Gamecube Review - 'Tales of Symphonia'

by Geson Hatchett on Aug. 10, 2004 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Enter a world of beautiful cel-shaded graphics and high-quality Anime cut scenes by renowned artist Kosuke Fujishima. Command real-time battles in a unique 3D battle system that gives you full control over the characters. Execute and combine hundreds of special attacks and magic spells. The line between good and evil blurs in this immersive, emotionally charged epic adventure where the fate of two interlocked worlds hangs in the balance.