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'Tabula Rasa' Gets Delayed

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 8:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on Bluesnews that the official Tabula Rasa website has been updated with a message from NCSoft's executive producer Richard Garriott with the unfortunate news that its MMORPG 'Tabula Rasa' has been pushed back, and will not be released this winter. "What this means for those of you who've been patiently waiting for the release of Tabula Rasa is that your wait will be a bit longer. The game won't be out this winter and likely won't be ready for some months beyond that. The good news is that we continue to be committed to launching Tabula Rasa only when it is ready."

'Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 8:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne is based on the special edition "director's cut" version of the game that was released in Japan earlier this year, which features an appearance from one of videogaming's most popular characters, Dante, from Capcom's Devil May Cry series. Check the freshly launched 'Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne' website or read more for new screens ...

'Half-Life 2' - Pre-Loading Phase 3

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 7:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The third phase of the Half-Life 2 preload begins to Steam account holders today. This will allow users to download the majority of the models of Half-Life 2 in encrypted form. No purchase is required to pre-load Half-Life 2, but is required to activate the game. The moment the game is made available, those who have pre-loaded and purchased Half-Life 2 via Steam will be ready to start playing right away.

'Battlefield: Vietnam' - v1.2 Patch Update

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 7:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has updated the official Battlefield: Vietnam web site with news regarding the upcoming v1.2 patch for Digital Illusions' online shooter Battlefield Vietnam. The patch should be available somewhere later this month (and we will have it on our fileserver network of course) and will offer three new maps, more firepower, and an all-new multiplayer feature. Head on over to the official BF: V website for details and new screens...

'Final Fantasy XI: Chains of Promathia' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chains of Promathia expansion pack brings a new chapter to the story of Vana'diel , providing brand new missions and quests while expanding the world to previously unseen areas. Fabled legends will also be realized in Chains of Promathia. As the mysteries of Vana'diel are unraveled, additional secrets will be discovered in this intricately designed expansion.

'Def Jam: Fight For New York' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Def Jam Fight For NY challenges players to step into the shoes of a ruthless street fighter battling for control of the hip-hop underground. The game features an all-new fighting engine including weapons, interactive environments, 40 characters and five unique fighting styles.

'Crash 'n' Burn' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare to enter the nitrous-fuelled world of Crash 'n' Burn where dangerous driving is not only encouraged, it is the only way you'll survive. Crash 'n' Burn is being developed by Climax's Brighton studio, and will be available on PlayStation 2 and Xbox this autumn. Read more for some new screens...

'GoldenEye: Rogue Agent' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Why save the world when you can rule it? GoldenEye: Rogue Agent goes where no previous James Bond game has dared to tread, giving you the chance to cross over to the dark side of the Bond universe to experience life as a ruthless and unpredictable villain.

'Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords' (Xbox/PC) Gets Release Date

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts today confirmed a December 2004 release date for the Xbox version of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, the PC platform and international versions will launch in February 2005.

'Super Monkey Ball Deluxe' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the development of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, which will bring SEGA's popular arcade series to PlayStation2 and Xbox consumers for the first time. The new title will feature 300 stages (114 from Super Monkey Ball, 140 from Super Monkey Ball 2, and 46 Deluxe-exclusive boards), and will be available in early 2005.

'Shade: Wrath of Angels' - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cenega Publishing's Shade: Wrath of Angles is a third person horror / action adventure. Black Element Software, have re-worked the graphic’s engine and storyline to produce a greater gaming experience in every possible way. Read more for 30+ new screens and a new physics trailer.

'ShellShock: NamÂ’67' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Ships To Stores

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos today announced that it has shipped to stores across North America the highly-anticipated ShellShock: Nam’67 for the PS2, Xbox and PC. It will be available on store shelves beginning Tuesday, September 14th.

'Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Goes Gold

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2005 has officially gone gold and will ship on September 20 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and PC.

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised yesterday, Vivendi has released a singleplayer demo for Irrational's Tribes: Vengeance. This demo features one singleplayer mission set somewhere in the middle of the game. You assume the role of Daniel and must complete a combat trial as you are aided by two AI companions fending off waves of enemies charginginto the arena (thanks GameSpot). Read more for download links ...

'Cold War' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cold War follows the story of Matt Carter a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Using only recovered weapons and improvised gadgets, he must now evade or overcome elite Soviet forces and defeat the conspiracy before he is sent to a Siberian prison camp or killed. Read more for some exclusive new screens ...

'Vietcong: Purple Haze' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Vietcong: Purple Haze' is a cinematic narrative-based First Person Shooter (FPS) set during the Vietnam Conflict. Players of VIETCONG experience the war from the perspective of a soldier assigned to join a squad of U.S. Special Forces running reconnaissance missions deep into the jungles of Northern Vietnam.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' Announced

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 7:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks today announced that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is currently in development for PC and future generation consoles. In development since 2002, Oblivion is another leap forward in role-playing with its combination of freeform gameplay and cutting-edge graphics. The world-exclusive details on Oblivion are featured in the October issue of Game Informer. Read more for the game logo and GI October cover ...

'Knights Of Honor' Goes Gold - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 7:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Sea Studios is very proud and excited to announce that after 3 years and 3 days in development, finally their game “Knights of Honor“ reached GOLD status and went for duplication. Read more for details and some new screens...

'Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand' - English Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has released the English demo for their city builder game Medieval Lords featuring one of the senarios from the main game, giving you a huge taste of what it's all about. Read more for download links ...

'Halo 2' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo 2, a sci-fi action/first-person shooter game, is a full sequel to the best-selling original and will continue the story of the Master Chief, a genetically enhanced supersoldier who is the only man who has successfully defied the Covenant, a coalition of alien races on a murderous march toward Earth.

'SpellForce: Order of Dawn' - v1.38 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released a new patch for its RTS/RPG game SpellForce bringing your retail game to v1.38 (for Order Of Dawn, as well as the Breath Of Winter expansion pack) and fixes crashes with buffer size errors, savegames from earlier versions can be used without problems. Problems with DVI technology on TFT screens were also solved, and several minor bugs fixed. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Otogi 2 takes place directly after the events chronicled in the original Otogi - Myth of Demons. Like its predecessor, Otogi 2 is set in Japan and steeped in real-life folklore and mysticism. Raikoh, the famed undead warrior, managed to temporarily save the Japanese population from an onslaught of demons, but had not been able to vanquish them all before returning to his grave.

'Headhunter Redemption' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Headhunter: Redemption is the gripping story of Jack Wade, a veteran Headhunter keeping order in a futuristic world overrun with unchecked consumerism, vicious organized crime and mind-controlling mass media.

Xbox Review - 'Nascar 2005: Chase for the Cup'

by Agustin on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Strive for stardom by facing competition and adversity from city streets to open wheel modifieds, trucks, and the NASCAR Series before getting the chance to pursue the million dollar purses in the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series.

'Sonic Mega Collection Plus' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Loaded with hyper-speed ring collecting fun, Sonic Mega Collection Plus features SEGA's mascot and all his friends in some of their greatest adventures. Sonic Mega Collection Plus will feature seven Sonic The Hedgehog games from the SEGA Genesis, three lock-on games, four additional unlockable Genesis games, six Sonic the Hedgehog SEGA Game Gear games, and a Sonic museum filled with art, comics and more.

'Blood Will Tell' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blood Will Tell (Dororo) is a modern day action epic adapted from the classic manga by Osamu Tezuka (Astro Boy). Like the original manga the game follows the adventures of Hyakkimaru, a samurai haunted by a shocking secret, who is on a quest to uncover his past and regain his humanity. As a newborn baby he was robbed of every limb, organ and even his flesh and had his humanity replaced with a myriad of ways to deal out death.