Pixar and THQ Announce Multi-Property Publishing Agreement

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 5:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pixar Animation Studios and THQ Inc. today announced an exclusive multi-property publishing agreement granting THQ the interactive rights to four upcoming Pixar animated feature films.

'Madden NFL 2005' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Adds EA Sports 'Premium Pass'

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 5:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madden NFL 2005 announces the most robust online feature set ever available to gamers with the launch of EA SPORTS Premium Pass. The new Premium pass, which is sponsored by dodge thus free of charge, gives extra features to Madden players who subscribe. Read more for details ...

Toby Gard Joins 'Tomb Raider' Developers Crystal Dynamics

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos has sent out a small update regarding Tomb Raider : "I wanted to give you all the heads up that Toby Gard has joined Crystal Dynamics as one of the senior designers on the Tomb Raider team. Toby will complement the existing talented team creating the next Tomb Raider title. As the creator of the Lara Croft character, he brings a unique perspective to the development process. The Tomb Raider team is drawing upon a great deal of research, consumer and editorial feedback, and game development talent to build a title they'll be proud of...and one you'll want to play."

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 5, 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 :

  • Dungeon Lords - Trailer
  • Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines - Walkthrough Trailer
  • Nexus: The Jupiter Incident - Trailer

'Starship Troopers' (ALL) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 3:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed internally by Empire's award-winning Strangelite Studio, the game will be released on PC, and all current and next generation consoles. The length of the agreement will allow Empire to produce multiple titles. The game will be based on the movie of the same name and animated series franchise.

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 3:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C Company and Pointsoft Interactive have signed a Pan-European distribution deal for Vivisector: Beast Inside. Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline.

'The Sims 2' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In The Sims 2 you control your Sims over an entire lifetime for the first time. With the ground-breaking addition of genetics, your Sims now pass their DNA down through generations, giving you a more vivid and in-depth Sims experience. Every life choice you make has a relevant and dramatic effect on the lifetime of your Sim. It’s up to you to take your Sims from the cradle to the grave, fulfill their dreams, and push them to extremes in The Sims 2.

'Club Football 2005' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 3:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Coming this October for PlayStation 2, Xbox and, for the first time, PC, the expanded Club Football 2005 range of team-specific games will deliver power, pace and precision. With an accelerated game engine and new animation system, play is faster and more responsive. Innovative gameplay mechanics are also being introduced, including the Precision Trigger, for precise control on the pitch that can make you the playmaker.

'The Kore Gang' (Xbox) Returns Once Again, Now Also on PC

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 2:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After CDV dropped the game, UDS closed down, and The Kore Gang seemed all but dead. Now Swedish Daydream Software picked it up and announced the game will be published by Playlogic International end 2004/early 2005. The Kore Gang is the first game ever with character-dependent viewpoints and songs that are integrated into the story. The Tim Burton-like cool graphics are stunning and immerse the player in its 24 tricky levels over six worlds. The Kore Gang is no longer Xbox exclusive as it is now also in development for the PC.

'Worms Forts: Under Siege' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team17 has released a demo for its 3D TBS game Worms Forts: Under Siege featuring one single-player map set in ancient Egypt along with one multiplayer map situated in classical Greece (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Codename: Panzers' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 2:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV has released the promised multiplayer demo for Stormregion's 3D RTS Codename: Panzers featuring the "Russian village" and "Stalingrad" multiplayer maps, 2vs2 players and team match and domination modes (thanks GameSpot). Read more for download links ...

'SÖLDNER: Secret Wars' - Final Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 2:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After a few beta rounds, Jowood has released the official demo for Wings Simulations' multiplayer FPS SÖLDNER: Secret Wars featuring 4 maps (Army Base, Riverside, Deep Forest and Cold Winter) updated with the latest code. Read more for details and download links ...

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic has released a new patch for its sci-fi FPS Unreal Tournament 2004. This patch brings your retail game to v3270 and adds once again bug fixes, fixes game crashes, balancing, tweaks for the Onslaught mode, demo recording, engine, mod support and plenty more. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Hell Forces' - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hell Forces is a classical FPS in which the main hero, Stephen Geist, is trying to find out, what has happened to his missing friend. During this search he is mired in a satanic conspiracy, and is trying to stop dread forces of Baphometh, the servant of Satan. Infernal legions are uncountable, but Stephen is not. Only with your help he can find out the truth and stop the invasion.

'Half-Life 2' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Half-Life 2 the player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people people he cares about are counting on him. Read more for somenew screens ...

'Painkiller: Battle out of Hell' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Picking up right where the game’s story left off, Battle out of Hell includes an additional single-player chapter with 10 levels, as well as new multiplayer modes, maps and models. It will also offer an amplified arsenal of un-deadly weapons, bigger and badder bosses and the map editor Software Development Kit. Check the new screens...

'The Punisher' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Driven by a hatred of crime bordering on insanity, Frank Castle became The Punisher, a one-man army whose mission goes far beyond revenge. Taking on the city's high-powered crime lords, he wreaks havoc on the corrupt with methods reserved for those on the wrong side of the law. "The Punisher" video game represents the best of over 30 years of "Punisher" comic books and depicts some of the grittiest storylines in the Marvel Universe.

'TRON 2.0: Killer App' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Currently in development by Climax's Los Angeles studio, TRON 2.0: Killer App for Xbox will feature new, exclusive Xbox Live multiplayer combat, specially designed to deliver gamers a state-of-the-art online multiplayer gaming experience. Read more for some new screens ...

'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 1:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas...a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.

'Full Spectrum Warrior' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Full Spectrum Warrior is based on a light infantry-training simulator designed by Pandemic Studios for the U.S. Army as a tool to reinforce Army doctrine and squad tactics amongst troops. Full Spectrum Warrior is a squad-based, tactical-action game that delivers the experience of squad level command in the heat of battle.

'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scheduled to ship in spring 2004, Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich is a comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a brand new league of heroes and villains, overhauled combat system, and spectacular graphic enhancements. Read more for details & screens...

'Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow for the Xbox has shipped for retail. Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow improves upon one of the most successful Xbox Live games of all time with new single- and multiplayer missions and modes, split-screen for cooperative gameplay, and a host of new features that maximize the possibilities of Xbox Live.

'Myst IV Revelation' Official Website Launched

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced they have launched the official Myst IV Revelation website which will allow browsers catch a glimpse of the experience that awaits them in the next chapter of the Myst saga. All visitors will be able to travel in different Ages, admiring the stunning beauty of the various environments. Each Age contains puzzles and several exclusive bonuses to discover and collect. Never has a website been so immersive and rich. The website is designed to please both die-hard fans and newcomers to the Myst universe.

'Ghosthunter' (PS2) North American Edition Goes Gold

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

There are thousands of ghost stories, tales of loss, suffering and rejection­into a few­intrude the living. Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that Ghosthunter, a third-person action adventure game from Sony’s Cambridge Studio, has gone gold. Exclusively for the PS2, Ghosthunter will take players on a thrilling quest to conquer the world of the dead.

'Silent Hill 4' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Exclusive Soundtrack

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment today announced that it will release a special soundtrack for its highly anticipated video game Silent Hill 4: The Room. The soundtrack will contain 20 vocal and instrumental tracks from the critically acclaimed survival-horror game, including 13 songs available only in the United States.

'Castle Strike' Finally Coming To North America

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Witt Interactive Software announced today that it will be publishing Castle Strike, a PC title from developer Related Design. Castle Strike is a fast-paced, combat-focused RTS whose story is set during the Hundred Years War. Castle Strike is scheduled for release in North America in October 2004.

'Neverwinter Nights Platinum Edition' Announced

by Judy on Aug. 5, 2004 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Neverwinter Nights' has captured the hearts and minds of PC gamers worldwide with one of the most captivating Dungeons & Dragons® role-playing experiences to ever grace a computer screen. Based in the Forgotten Realms universe the "Neverwinter Nights Platinum Edition" will give gamers a chance to rediscover the magic, extend the experience or even explore it anew this October.