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'Gran Turismo 4' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 4:26 p.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'!

'Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step into the boots of a U.S. Marine and drive the Imperial Japanese Army from the Pacific in Medal of Honor Pacific Assault from Electronic Arts. Developed by EA Los Angeles, creators of the award-winning Medal of Honor series, Medal of Honor Pacific Assault immerses players in an authentic WWII experience, and will be available for the PC in the winter of 2004.

'Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires' (PS2) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires for the PlayStation 2 has shipped to stores. Gamers can also order Dynasty Warriors 4: Empires at ebgames.com, gamestop.com, toysrus.com, and mediaplay.com.

'Gallop Racer 2004' (PS2) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo announced today that the fourth installment of the Gallop Racer series, Gallop Racer 2004 for the Playstation 2, has shipped, racing onto store shelves this week.

'Phantom Brave' (PS2) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NIS America announced today that Phantom Brave, the award winning strategy role-playing game available exclusively for the PlayStation 2, has shipped to North American retailers.

'Spy Fiction' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring the groundbreaking ability to assume the identity of any character in the game as well as providing a refreshing mix of stealth and pure action, Sammy Studios' "Spy Fiction" establishes a new benchmark for gameplay in the genre. Check out this exciting batch of new screens.

'Second Sight' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The secret past of John Vattic will soon be revealed, as Codemasters announced today that the original stealth action property from Free Radical Design, Second Sight, has gone gold. Available for the PlayStation2, Xbox and GameCube, Second Sight will be shipping to retail outlets nationwide on September 21.

'Star Ocean: Till the End of Time' (PS2) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix, Inc. announced that 'Star Ocean: Till the End of Time', the sci-fi role playing game fashioned in an anime style, ships to North American retailers today. This highly anticipated intergalactic adventure for the PlayStation2 features two DVDs in special foil box packaging with a suggested retail price of $49.99 (USD).

'Ace Combat 5' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco's 'Ace Combat 5,' shipping exclusively for the PlayStation2 in Fall 2004, is the newest installment is the most explosive title yet in the unparalleled 'Ace Combat' series. Developed by Namco Limited in Japan, 'Ace Combat 5' is set to soar as Namco’s fifth installment of the Air Combat/Ace Combat series. Read more for some new screens ...

Got Game Brings 'Konung 2' to North America - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that it has reached a co-publishing agreement with Merscom LLC to bring "Konung 2" for PC to North America, scheduled for release November 2004. The unique fantasy role-playing game with real-time strategy and adventure elements is set in a mystical world of magic and legend, alive with tribes of wild Slavic hunters, noble traders of the Byzantine Empire, and fearless Viking warriors.

'Ghost Recon 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Times Two and Delays - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already rumored last week, Ubisoft today announced that it will release two different versions of Ghost Recon 2 for Holiday 2004 – one for the Xbox and one for the PS2. The PC version is being delayed and now scheduled for early 2005 in order to once deliver ground-breaking innovation to the PC audience. Read more for details...

'Return to Mysterious Island' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Return to Mysterious Island, a puzzle/adventure game is based on the novel by Jules Verne, follows Mina, a strong young woman alone on a round-the-world sailing expedition. Caught in a tremendous storm, she becomes stranded on the shores of a wild and apparently uninhabited island. As she explores her new surroundings, she uncovers artifacts, living spaces and technologies left behind by the people who came before her to this uncharted island.

'NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup' (PS2/Xbox) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reflecting NASCAR's new format for choosing its champion -- the Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup -- and featuring an all-new dynamic career mode, EA announced today that it is shipping NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup. The new EA SPORTS title will put players behind the wheel of vehicles from four series including modifieds and trucks as well as a variety of production cars such as the new Chevrolet C5 Corvette and Ford GT's. Online gamers will enjoy enhanced features on the PS2 and for the first time, Xbox Live Support.

Midway Signs 'Area 51' (PS2/Xbox) Movie Deal

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paramount Pictures has reached an agreement to acquire the worldwide film rights to Midway Games' "AREA 51," a state-of-the-art video game which is scheduled for release in March of 2005, available for use on the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Christine Peters will be collaborating with the game developer to produce the film, which will be an action-packed thriller.

'Street Racing Syndicate' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to trick out your ride and lay it all on the line… Leading video games developer and publisher Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Street Racing Syndicate (SRS), one of the most realistic, high-speed multiplayer street racing games to date, has shipped to retail outlets nationwide for the PlayStation2 , the Xbox and the GameCube.

'Empire Earth 2' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 7:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Mad Doc Software and due for release in the first half of 2005, Empire Earth 2 will build upon the award-winning formula of its predecessor by adding features requested both by casual game players interested in a brief spin through history and by more hard core gamers who demand a real-time strategy game that will challenge them for dozens, if not hundreds, of hours.

'Hidden & Dangerous 2: Sabre Squadron' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 6:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The original Hidden & Dangerous was released in 1999 to widespread acclaim, and was the forerunner for the squad-based tactical action game. With sales in excess of one million copies, Hidden & Dangerous established itself as a leading title in the genre. Its creators, Illusion Softworks, have for the last four years been quietly developing and perfecting the sequel. Read more for a few new screens ...

Ubisoft Europe Signs 'Champions: Return to Arms' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 6:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that it will be the publisher in PAL territories for Champions: Return to Arms, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Action/RPG, Champions of Norrath. Champions: Return to Arms, developed by Snowblind Studios (Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath) by Sony Online Entertainment, will be available exclusively for the PS2 in the first quarter of 2005.

GMX Media Signs 'Psychotoxic'

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 6:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Psychotoxic is a first person shooter with an exceptionally exciting story line. The setting is New York, in the year 2020. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse have caused terrible damage on Earth. The fourth horseman is now preparing for his return. Violence and aggression are increasing drastically. Humanity's last hope is protagonist Angie Prophet.

'Frag Ops' Mod Developers Announce 'Chronicles of Nevermore'

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 6:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UT2004 mod developers Pandora-Studios revealed today that after wrapping up their Frag Ops mod they want to branch out and start working on their next project : a stand-alone multiplayer fantasy title, 'Chronicles of Nevermore.' Read more for details...

'Aspyr' Signs Deal With 'Wideload Games'

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 6:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr today announced it has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement with Wideload Games, to publish its premiere title. Wideload is the new game development studio founded by Alexander Seropian, industry veteran and founder of Bungie Studios of Halo, Myth and Marathon fame. This upcoming action game, based on an original intellectual property and powered by the Halo game engine, will be published worldwide in 2005.

'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' is a 3D isometric RPG, that combines 3D technologies and the traditional ways of isometric RPG's. 'Kult: Heretic Kingdoms' will take you from heroic fights against hidious monsters - using weapons and spells - to seeking wisdom and clues for your quests, while interacting with the many NPC's such as spirits and astral enemies.

'Star Wolves' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wolves is a 3D space RPG with strategy elements. The game thrusts players into a world of freelance space hunters in the XXI-XXII Century A.D. during a time of political crisis for the all-powerful Empire and the three mega-corporations that control all the known worlds. Star Wolves is being developed by Xbow Software and published by 1C.

'Knight Rider 2' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Knight Rider 2 will address much of the customer feedback received on the first Knight Rider game as well as add many new features, which will improve the gameplay dramatically whilst maintaining the authentic atmosphere of the series. Knight Rider 2 will contain more action, in-game animations, special effects and dialogue than its predecessor.

'Alien Hominid' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 12:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alien Hominid, is the debut console title from O~3 Entertainment, and developer, The Behemoth. It is an evolution of classic 2D side-scrolling platform shooters, blending old school play mechanics with stunning hand drawn graphics (in other words, it looks pretty AND plays great).

PS2 Review - 'Madden NFL 2005'

by Hank on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 12:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Madden NFL 2005 celebrates the franchise's fifteenth anniversary by pushing the boundaries of realism forward with new defensive innovations including the Hit Stick, that for the first time make playing defense as fun as playing offense, an immersive new Storyline Central in Franchise Mode, where player chemistry and personalities come alive, and enhanced online features including Xbox Live support.

Xbox Review - 'Catwoman'

by Geson Hatchett on Aug. 31, 2004 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Catwoman is based upon the DC Comics character. The film and game follow the story of Patience Phillips, who is killed after she uncovers a dark secret held by her employers. Brought back to life by a rare Egyptian cat, she becomes Catwoman and sets out to discover the truth about herself and her murderer.