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Xbox Preview - 'Guilty Gear X2 # Reload'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 8:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Guilty Gear X2 # Reload revives the fighting tournament designed to find humans skilled enough to thwart the Gear threat. Take over 20 playable fighters, with 6 outrageous new characters. Use electrifying new moves and features, like Psych Burst, Faultless Defense, the all-new Burst Gauge system and more. The popular fighting franchise makes its debut on Xbox with head-to-head Xbox Live support!

Xbox Review - 'Legends of Wrestling: Showdown'

by Geson Hatchett on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 8:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Legends of Wrestling: SHOWDOWN is the exclusive supercard of the immortals! Battle through the annals of time clashing with the greatest grapplers to set foot in the squared circle. Create dream matches, unlock classic feuds and travel down the path of pain in the first-ever era-based career mode to see if you have what it takes to beat the icons of professional wrestling!

'Terminator 3: The Redemption' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 5:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Terminator 3: The Redemption will take players for a thrill ride into the post-apocalyptic universe as they play the series’ signature icon, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Terminator 3: The Redemption will surprise players with innovative and exciting gameplay presented in a number of different styles utilizing vehicles and machines straight from the Terminator universe, pitting the Terminator against numerous ground and air-based and enemies.

Namco Named Valve's Official Cyber Cafe Reseller In Japan

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve has selected Japan-based Namco, Ltd. as its representative to distribute its already famous games, including Half-Life, Counter-Strike, and Day of Defeat, to the cyber cafe community in Japan. Namco is currently the only authorized cyber cafe reseller in Japan for Valve games.

'Fight Club' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 5:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Due out in late 2004, Fight Club, developed by Genuine Games, is set to deliver an intense experience that will combine the characters, settings, artistic style, and story elements from the movie with a realistic fighting system that will appeal to both hardcore and casual gamers. Read more to check some new screens ...

KumaWar Launches 'Baghdad Mahdi Army Assault' Mission - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 5:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KumaWar, the revolutionary game online that allows players to experience real events from the war weeks after they occur releases its 17th online game mission, Baghdad Mahdi Army Assault. Based on an actual U.S. Army event on the night of June 29, 2004, this game online pits the 1st Cavalry Division against al- Sadr militants.

'Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that 'Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires' for the PlayStation2 has gone gold. The Tactical Action game will ship to North American retailers on August 31, 2004.

'Galleon' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A., Inc. announced today that it has shipped Galleon, a unique 3rd person action adventure game on Xbox featuring an epic tale of action, adventure, romance, evil and mystery, from the creator of Lara Croft.

Nintendo Reveals List Of 64 'Nintendo DS' Titles

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Major Japanese developers have announced significant backing for Nintendo DS, the innovative portable video game system from Nintendo that will revolutionise the video game industry. Some 32 companies, including Sega, Capcom, Konami, Square Enix and Namco, have a total of 64 games in development for Nintendo DS. Read more for details ...

SEGA Enters China Market And Announces Three New Titles

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Corporation today announced plans to enter the China market for Online Game Business. In preparation for full-scale business operations in China, the company has established a branch office in Shanghai and announces PHANTASY STAR ONLINE Blue Burst, CTRacer, and Shenmue Online. Read more for details ...

'Terminator 3' Star Sinks Teeth Into 'BloodRayne'

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 4:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kristanna Loken, best known for her role opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in T3: Rise of the Machines, has signed on as the title character in the film adaptation of the popular Majesco action-horror video game BloodRayne.

'SÖLDNER: Secret Wars' - v29354 Win32 Server Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shortly after the patch Jowood has released the updated v29354 Win32 server files for Wing Simulations' multiplayer shooter SÖLDNER: Secret Wars. This is the first time that the US & Euro portals have been merged into one setup, which is also multilingual. Read more for details and download links ...

'ESPN NBA 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN NBA 2005 will change the way virtual basketball is played with a host of new graphical improvements including self-shadowing, advanced reflective lighting, and full 3D crowds. Huge gameplay improvements in IsoMotionTM and the revolutionary 24/7 mode ensure responsive control and the most satisfying basketball experience available. Read more for some new screens ...

'NASCAR Web Racing' Announced

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NASCAR fans will rev up and race to the finish line with the launch of EA SPORTS "NASCAR Web Racing", the only free NASCAR-licensed racing game on the Web. Read more for details ..

'Prince of Persia 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 7:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Prince has to embark upon a path of both carnage and mystery to defy his preordained death. His journey leads to the infernal core of a cursed island stronghold harboring mankind’s greatest fears. Only through grim resolve, bitter defiance and the mastery of deadly new combat arts can the Prince rise to a new level of warriorship – and emerge from this ultimate trial with his life. We had posted some previously, but read on for a couple more new screenies ...

Ubisoft Europe Signs 'Obscure' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that it is joining forces with MC2 to publish and distribute Obscure, the new real time 3D survival horror game for Sony's PlayStation2, Xbox and PC. The game is due for release in the UK in September 2004. Read more for details and some new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 6:10 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 :

  • MoH: Pacific Assault - Multiplayer Trailer
  • Children Of The Nile - Trailer #3
  • The Moment Of Silence - Trailer
  • Star Wars: Battlefront - Trailer Pack
  • Mortal Kombat: Deception - Trailer #3
  • NFL Street 2 - Teaser

'DOOM 3' Ships to Stores

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already spotted in various outlets aross the country, it is now official! id Software and Activision have unleashed evil on gamers worldwide with the release of DOOM 3, the most anticipated PC game of the year.

'Gretzky NHL 2005' (PS2) Announced

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 5:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment and 989 Sports announced today that "The Great One," Wayne Gretzky, will be the cover athlete and spokesperson for an all-new signature hockey franchise from the 989 Sports development team. Gretzky NHL 2005 will be available in stores this fall for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system.

'Cartoon Network Block Party' (GBA) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco Holdings today announced Cartoon Network Block Party for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance has shipped to retail. Developed by One Man Band, Cartoon Network Block Party complements Majesco's successful Cartoon Network Speedway game released earlier last year.

'Gran Turismo 4' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 4:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest version of Gran Turismo 4 further demonstrates its mission to provide the most authentic driving simulation available in the marketplace. New features will extend above and beyond just pure automotive racing, providing a unique destination for automotive and PS2 enthusiasts to enjoy car culture in every dimension. Read more for some screenshot lovin'!

'The Story of Hero Yoshitsune' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Story of Hero Yoshitsune is a new historical war action game for the PlayStation 2, which takes place in medieval Japan. In this game, you can play as one of the several famous Japanese historical generals / warriors and battle against the enemies in large battlefields. It is also possible to issue tactical commands to the allies in real time during the battles, such as assault, overpower, defend, and so on. The Story of Hero Yoshitsune is scheduled for release in Japan on January 2005. There aren't many details about this title yet, but we've managed to sneak off with some screens ...

'Games X Copy' Developer Shuts Down

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 2:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts Inc., Atari Inc. and Vivendi Universal Games sued 321 in June, claiming that 321's software allows illegal copying of CDs and DVDs. The company has suffered under the strain of suits by the various entertainment industries, and in June the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported it had laid off more than 300 employees. 321 has ceased operations and an independent online vendor is running a close-out sale on 321 products not subject to an injunction.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War' - Open Beta Test

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War Open Beta has started, fill out this form to help beta test Relic's next game. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is the first real-time strategy title in THQ's agreement with 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.

'World of Warcraft' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 2:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. Being "Massively Multiplayer," World of Warcraft allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory.

'Negative Space' Revealed

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seriously is reporting that Alpha Black Zero developer Khaeon is working on an all-new project using CroTeam's Serious Engine. "Negative Space" is an isometric shooter using a highly modified and improved version of the Serious Engine. Apparently already far into development, a demo is expected within the 2-3 weeks and retail version should be ready early 2005.

'Battlecraft Vietnam' - v1.1 Updated Editor

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released an updated Battlecraft map editor for Digital Illusions' 3D action game Battlefield Vietnam. This update brings the editor to v1.1 and adds support for the vehicles introduced in the recent v1.1 patch, support for terrain and object lightmaps, some bug fixes, and various other optimizations (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

Techland and Strategy First Part Ways

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2004 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As Techland has today informed, Strategy First is no longer the official publisher of Techland's games in North America. The information received from Techland indicates that negotiations with publishers on the U.S. and Canada territories are in progress although no final decision regarding a new partner has been made yet.