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'Summer Games 2004' Announced - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 5:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Surfside Games Inc. announced today the Summer Games 2004. This multi-discipline game features first-person and third-person views. The game can be downloaded immediately for PC and will be available throughout retail outlets soon. Summer Games 2004 takes you through the competition of classic Olympic events in the disciplines of track and field, swimming and shooting. A demo is available letting you try out the full game for one hour. Read more for details and download links...

'Wish' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. A couple of more screens to whet your appetite ...

'NHL 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 4:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA SPORTS lights it up in the 13th season of world championship hockey with EA SPORTS NHL 2005. Delivering top shelf gameplay that captures the speed, finesse, and lighting-fast flow of pro hockey, NHL 2005 challenges gamers of all skill levels to lace up their skates and take command of the open ice.

'Dungeon Lords' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 3:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Dungeon Lords" blends the depth of an epic Fantasy RPG with the flexibility of an FPS-style control system. Gamers journey through a land of ancient castles and dungeon lairs to engage in real-time tactical combat with a variety of deadly foes. It's not just about the battles though, as magic spells and hundreds of powerful weapons and artifacts play a huge role in the game. If you haven't yet, check our previously posted preview, or read more for some new screens.

'Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile' Beta Sign-Ups Open

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Children of the Nile is the next generation of city-building game, where, as Pharaoh, you lead the people of ancient Egypt, uniting them as you elevate your status, striving to become a supreme and god-like ruler. Read more to find out how you can sign up to be a beta tester!

LucasArts Confirms Layoffs

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts confirmed today a major restructuring of its development studio. It marks the first change within the company since Jim Ward took over as president in May. Read more for details ...

'Dungeon Siege II' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Dungeon Siege II" returns players to the beautiful fantasy land of Aranna, but it is a land scarred by civil war, where the lines between good and evil are blurred. Players must lead an elite battle party against Valdis, a vicious marauder determined to return the world to order, no matter the cost. "Dungeon Siege II" promises to set a new standard in role-playing games by combining an intriguing story-line with intense real-time party combat and cutting edge 3D graphics.

'Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood places gamers deep in the heart of Small Town America, USA. Backyard Wrestling Inc. has announced "your town" as the location of its first live pay per view. They've put a million dollars cash prize on the line for the wrestler who's got what it takes to destroy every obstacle in their way to the main event and ultimately the unified BYW championship.

KumaWar Launches 'The Battle for Mosul' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KumaWar, the computer video game which re-creates real war events weeks after they occur has released its most precise mission map to date in al Qaeda: The Battle for Mosul. Using advanced game tools, extensive research and satellite imagery, KumaWar today released an accurate replica of the area in Iraq in which US Army troops repelled an al Qaeda attack as a playable computer video game.

'Premier Manager 2004-2005' (GBA/PS2/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 7:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Premier Manager has gone through a major overhaul culminating in improvements throughout the game, including a new slick and intuitive interface, improved tactics, and transfer system, and a host of new features. Read more for further details and screens ...

'The Urbz' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 7:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, Sims are living in the city where reputation (rep) is everything. Players will custom-create these new Sims, called Urbz, by customizing their unique style and building their status to become the biggest "player" in the city. Read more for some new screens...

'The Moment of Silence' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 7:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters today invite the nations gamers to join together in a moment of silence for the launch of the website supporting its forthcoming game - The Moment Of Silence. Check out the freshly launched website or read more for new screens...

'Football Manager 2005' Get In The Game!

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 7:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ever fancied playing up front for your favourite football team? Pulling on the England shirt in World Cup Final? Getting 60 grand in the bank for one week's work? With Football Manager 2005 you can! SEGA and Sports Interactive are offering you the chance to feature as an actual player in the ultimate in PC football management, Football Manager 2005.

'Evil Genius' Gets Official Release Date

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 7:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After months of beavering away in their secret lair hidden behind the fa├žade of an ordinary development studio, Elixir Studios are putting the final touches to their work of PC criminal brilliance – Evil Genius. 'Evil Genius' will unleash in retail stores on October 1st 2004.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' Coming to Xbox

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

Atari and Firaxis Games announced today that Sid Meier's Pirates! for the Xbox is currently in development and is scheduled to release worldwide in spring 2005.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 7:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is the first real-time strategy title in THQ's agreement with industry-leading PC development studio Relic Entertainment Inc. Based on the world of Warhammer 40,000 - the dark, futuristic, fantasy universe traveled by millions worldwide from Games Workshop, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is scheduled for release in fall 2004. Read more for some new screens...

'Act of War: Direct Action' Announced

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 7:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today unveiled details behind the upcoming near-future, geopolitical techno-thriller Act of War: Direct Action for PC. Developed by Eugen Systems and with a storyline and game universe created in cooperation with Dale Brown, 15-time New York Times best-selling author and expert on US military, global conflict and future military technology, Act of War: Direct Action is scheduled to be released in Spring 2005.

PS2 Preview - 'Spy Fiction'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 2:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Spy Fiction is a fully 3D stealth-action game combining exciting espionage action with a thrilling storyline. Spy Fiction delivers a brand new experience with the ability to steal identifying characteristics and assume the identity of any character in the game.

'Pool Shark 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pool Shark 2 really does put the "cool into pool", with its fantastic set of characters who will challenge you to hustle in their own unique environments. Characters have been developed in depth and have their own motion capture, and dialogue. Opponents will goad players before and after shots to try and get them to loose their concentration, temper, and ultimately their cash! The dialogue is also styled to each character to add to the mood and atmosphere.

'MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In MechAssault 2: Lone Wolf, developed by original Mech Assault creators Day 1 Studios, gamers will be able to step outside the 'Mech and live the life of a human pilot in a fresh new single player game. Tanks, VTOLs and BattleArmor will offer players plenty of opportunities to rain destruction on their opposition in both single and multiplayer games.

PC Review - 'EURO 2004'

by Thomas Leaf on Aug. 13, 2004 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In EURO 2004 mode players can play as any of the 51 European nations. Players can arrange and play friendly matches against other nations or play through the tournament going from qualifying, to playoffs and into the finals. In addition to tracking injuries and suspensions, a new dynamic morale system will track players' morale, which will fluctuate based on individual and team performances and affect player abilities on the field.