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'Hot Rod: Garage to Glory' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 11:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pick your parts for straight-line performance or add custom paint and decals. Pop the clutch and hit the accelerator. Get some grease under your fingernails as you custom build the meanest machine on the strip. Take your car for a spin from the scrap heap to the winner's circle. ValuSoft has released another one of their TryMedia games giving you a chance to play the full game for 60 minutes after which you have to register to unlock the full game. Read more for download links ...

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

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 10:28 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.

'Evil Genius' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 8:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Evil Genius, a strategy/life simulation game, you assume the role of a wicked mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device. A tongue-in-cheek take on the 60's spy thriller genre, Evil Genius offers the player the chance to be the villain and control a secret island fortress complete with powerful (and strangely dressed) henchmen, mindlessly loyal minions and a wide range of hilarious gizmos.

'Hollow' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 7:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hollow is an intense rollercoaster through four distinct worlds with a compelling story, excellent graphics, breakthrough immersion system with psychometrics, and numerous innovative gameplay features. Hollow is a first person action totally nonlinear game with playtime of about 25 hours in 23 unique episodes.

'Arena Wars' - Single/Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arena Wars is a completely new kind of 3D Real Time Strategy game, combining the gameplay principles and interface from RTS games with the fast pace of action-based shooters. Ascaron has released the English SP/MP demo's for exDream Entertainment's sci-fi 3D RTS game Arena Wars. Read more for download links ...

'Counter-Strike: Source' Beta Pre-Loading to Cyber Cafés

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On Wednesday, this first phase of the beta will open and the game will be playable at all cyber cafes that subscribe to the Valve Cyber Café Program. Later this month, the beta will be extended to owners of Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and ATI Fulfillment Coupon holders. This beta serves as a compatibility test of the Source engine as we near completion of development on Half-Life 2 and Counter-Strike: Source. During this limited-time beta, issues can be reported using the in-game bug-reporting tool. In addition any crashes will automatically generate a report back to Valve’s bug database.

'NBA Live 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Elevate your game on both ends of the court with NBA LIVE 2005. With EA SPORTS Freestyle Control, create awe-inspiring dribble moves, highlight-reel dunks, and tenacious defensive plays that express your individual playing style. All new 10-man Freestyle adds individual player movements and spacing, creating a realistic feel like never before. Enhanced player graphics that vividly reproduce each NBA player reach new heights, while multiple game modes including EA SPORTS Dynasty Mode put you in the middle of the action.

NCsoft Announces 'Guild Wars' Pre-Order and Beta Test

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 3:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ArenaNet and NCsoft today announced that they will host a World Preview Event October 29-31, officially kicking off the game’s beta period. During the World Preview Event game players from around the world will be invited to play Guild Wars and enjoy exciting cooperative quests, challenging competitive play and robust guild support.

'Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 3:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Galaxies: Jump To Lightspeed dramatically expands the Star Wars Galaxies franchise by adding a whole new level of twitch-based gameplay to an already deep role-playing game. Jump To Lightspeed allows players to engage in fast-paced, real-time space dogfights against faction-aligned opponents or AI controlled ships while traveling throughout 10 content rich space sectors.

'Khan the Absolute Power' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Khan the Absolute Power is a MMORPG and is based on true 13th century historical events featuring Genghis Khan. The Mongol army became the most disciplined, experienced, and feared force the world had ever seen. Developed by Mirinae Entertainment, Khan makes its début at this year's ECTS 2004 taking place at Earls Courts September 1 - 3.

'Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault' - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 12:15 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. Read more for some new screens ...

'ShellShock: Nam '67' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ShellShock: Nam '67 depicts the true horrors of the Vietnam War for the first time in a video game. ShellShock: Nam '67 focuses on one man's experience of the most controversial war of modern times. You take on the role of a rookie soldier on his first tour of duty as he experiences the fear, chaos and atrocities of the Vietnam War.

'Myst IV: Revelation' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised Ubisoft has released a demo for its latest iteraration in he Myst franchise, Myst IV Revelation. The demo features an episode where you step into Atrus' room and attempt to solve a puzzle leading to the imprisoned brothers Sirrus and Achenar and the worlds of Myst (thanks Gamespot). Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 11:35 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 :

  • Starship Troopers - Trailer
  • Darwinia - Trailer
  • Sly 2: Band of Thieves - Trailer

'Legend of Kay' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kay's home, the island Yenching, has been invaded by Shun's evil gorilla army and masses of sleazy rats. When the new occupants meddle with his fight training, Kay is livid so he follows his friend Su Ling to offer some armed resistance. An action packed adventure drives Kay through all of Yenching to the heart of evil; the flaming fortress of Waa-Lo. Check out the trailer and some new screens ...

'Wings of War' Announced - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wings of War puts gamers in the cockpit of over 25 Allied and German aircraft in massive air battles and bombing runs across the vast landscape of war torn Europe. Players will take on hordes of enemy aircraft in detailed planes or take control of anti-aircraft guns mounted on trains, zeppelins, boats and more. Read more for details and screens ...

'Resident Evil Outbreak File #2' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resident Evil Outbreak File No.2 continues the dramatic story of an outbreak caused by a secret biological weapon infecting the people of Raccoon City. Citizens are turning into flesh-eating zombies that swarm the streets. Flesh good ... screens here.

'Megaman X Command Mission' (PS2/NGC) - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Megaman X Command Mission, Mega Man must infiltrate Giga City Island to thwart the evil plans of the Liberion Army who have initiated a riot on the isle.

'Under the Skin' (PS2) - Screens

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

In Under the Skin, players must cause as much chaos and panic as possible by taking on the identity of the various people he or she encounters throughout CoCo Town and other diverse environments. Tossing some new screens your way ...

'Street Fighter Anniversary Collection' (PS2) - Screens

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

Bringing together an all encompassing fighting title, Street Fighter Anniversary Collection will be comprised of Hyper Street Fighter II, a blend of the previous Street Fighter II editions which will incorporate the character variations and features found throughout the series, and the arcade smash hit Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. Read more for some screens ...

Hip Interactive Buys ARUSH Entertainment

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 7:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hip Interactive Corp. announced today that it completed the acquisition of World Entertainment Broadcasting Corporation (doing business as “ARUSH Entertainment”), a privately held Scottsdale, Arizona based publisher of video and PC games.

'Chaos League' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 7:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has released a new patch for Cyanide's 3D sports/action game Chaos League. This patch brings your retail game to v1.02 and adds several match and scenario adjustments, management tweaks, as well as the usual bug and crash fixes, multiplayer improvements, etc. Read more for download links ...

'Dark Age of Camelot' Relies on Dell

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 7:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dell today announced that Mythic Entertainment, developer and publisher of the multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Dark Age of Camelot, has standardized on Dell servers, desktops and notebooks to better serve its customers around the world.

'Madden NFL 2005' (ALL) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 7:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Signaling the start of football season, Electronic Arts today announced that Madden NFL 2005 has shipped to retailers nationwide and will be in stores in time for National Madden Vacation Day on Tuesday, August 10th.

Alias Games To Acquire Kaydara

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alias and Kaydara today announced that Alias has signed an agreement to acquire Kaydara, a developer of real-time 3D character animation and motion editing solutions in the entertainment industry.

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

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ZOO Digital is pleased to announce details of its forthcoming title Pool Shark 2, under development by Blade interactive, the developers of the World Championship Snooker series. With their amazingly realistic physics engine now on its latest iteration of development and refinement, Pool Shark 2 will be the most realistic Pool game to be released for PS2, Xbox, and PC on Nov 12, 2004.

PC Preview - 'Tribes: Vengeance'

by Ricardo Chimal on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Tribes: Vengeance’s single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. The player is given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Powered by an enhanced version of the Unreal Engine, the world is brought to life with characters that have facial expressions and fully-realized personalities, vehicles that kick up dust as they pass by, and weapons that display spectacular effects.

Xbox Review - 'Sudeki'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Four heroes – a sultry wizardress, a soaring gunslinger, a powerful swordsman and a dark huntress – are about to be hurtled over the edge in a flight into a world of darkness and evil. Sudeki pushes the limits of what an RPG can be by providing bigger worlds, more powerful heroes and sexier heroines; all set in the context of fantastical real-time action.

'Xpand Rally' - SinglePlayer Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 1:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland has released a single-player demo for its 3D racing game Xpand Rally giving you the chance to try out three tracks (Arizona, Poland and Kenya), arcade and sim mode in two different car models. Demo was not meant for public release and has been removed at Techland's request. A proper demo is expected later...

'Alex Carver: Futurebrighter' Announced - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 9, 2004 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heaven X announced today, that Alex Carver: Futurebrighter is in development for PC platform. Read more for details and screens...