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PC Review - 'EverQuest: Platinum'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 11:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

EverQuest: Platinum offers a living, breathing online fantasy world filled with hundreds of thousands of players. Journey as a fierce barbarian warrior or an evil dark elf shadowknight, the choice is yours as you explore over 350 square miles of virtual environments filled with over a million non-player characters to encounter and over 40,000 unique items to discover.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 11:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Jade Empire" is set in a new fantastical world based on mythical China, where sinister events have upset the peaceful harmony of an isolated martial arts school. Featuring furious action previously found only in Hong Kong cinema, the game lets players master more than 30 fighting styles and a wide range of mystical powers.

'Star Wars Trilogy' & 'SW: Battlefront' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Sell BIG

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 11:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars fans around the world have spent more than $115,000,000 on in-home Star Wars entertainment. Single day sales for the most requested DVDs of all time, the Star Wars Trilogy, combined with the release of the new Star Wars Battlefront have set yet another benchmark for the most popular entertainment franchise in the world.

'Trigger Man' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 10:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trigger Man is a 3rd person, mission-based action/adventure game that immerses the player in the role of an underworld hit man. Trigger Man takes players to the seamy loading docks and glitzy casinos that are frequented by the 'capos', 'consiglieri' and the 'made men' of two warring families.

'Railroad Tycoon 3' - v1.05 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 9:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two Interactive has released another patch for PopTop Software's 3D management strategy Railroad Tycoon 3. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.05 and fixes a multiplayer bug as well as two gameplay issues. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 5:20 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 :

  • Ghost Recon 2 - Trailer #3
  • Rome: Total War - Intro Trailers (3)
  • Xpand Rally - Trailer
  • Dark Age of Camelot: Catacombs - Trailer
  • Outlaw Golf 2 - Trailer #5

'Hunting Unlimited 3' In Stores NOW

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ValuSoft and ARUSH Publishing today announced the release of the next installment in America's favorite hunting simulation series, Hunting Unlimited 3 for PC. This action-packed hunt is rated "T" for Teen and will be available at retailers throughout North America for $19.99.

'TimeSplitters Future Perfect' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 5:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In TimeSplitters Future Perfect, Cortez - the hero from previous installments - returns with humanity on the brink of destruction. With the help of some familiar faces (some very familiar!) he must chase a mystery foe across different time periods to trace the origins of the TimeSplitters and save the day.

'Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force' Available In Stores

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 3:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Trilogy: Apprentice of the Force for GBA lands on store shelves nationwide at the manufacturer's suggest retail price of $29.99 - rated "E" for Everyone. The Ubisoft Montreal studio developed the game in cooperation with LucasArts and it arrives in stores at the same time as the highly anticipated Star Wars Trilogy DVD.

'Road to Fame' - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 3:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Road to Fame combines the main features of the arcade and rally games, using realistic physics. Road to Fame lets you start as an unknown driver who's aim to climb the seven race classes of the game. Reaching the top is simple: You will have to win as much races as you can to upgrade your car and succeed in higher level.

'Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal, Ratchet and Clank once again team up for an all-new adventure combining diverse gameplay with elements of action, exploration, adventure, puzzle-solving, strategy, role-playing and fierce gunfire into one riveting experience. Featuring single-player and introducing new multiplayer offline and online gameplay, Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal aims to push the action platform genre even further to deliver one of the most exciting and fulfilling single-player and multiplayer experiences ever.

'Wish' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wish's highly-scalable server cluster infrastructure allows the game to support tens of thousands of simultaneous players in a single shared world. Wish is the first massively multi player online role playing game that truly tells a story, and lets player actions have lasting implications on the world. Some more screens ...

'NHL 2005' (PS2/Xbox) Skates into Stores

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced that NHL 2005 has hit stores worldwide. Shipped under the EA SPORTS brand, NHL 2005 delivers top-shelf gameplay that captures the speed, flow and hard-hitting action of pro hockey.

'Stranger' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fireglow today revealed more information about its latest project "Stranger," a real-time strategy game, with elements of role playing games set in fantazy world. 'Stranger' will also feature multiplayer although details beyond "The players may play on their own, or unite in teams" are a bit sktechy. Read more for some new screens.

'Shadow of Rome' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadow of Rome, an all-new action adventure game, transports players to one of the most perilous ages of man, an era when Caesar was hailed as the leader of the Roman Empire and whose sovereignty dominated all of western civilization. Murder, false accusations and blood spilled in gladiatorial battles await those who seek an all encompassing epic when Shadow of Rome is released, in the meantime check these 60+ screens.

'Katamari Damacy' (PS2) Rolls Into Stores

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its captivating action game Katamari Damacy has shipped to North American retail outlets. Available exclusively for the PlayStation2, Katamari Damacy offers an intriguingly unique gaming experience for all ages.

'Hearts of Iron: Platinum' Ships to Retail

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Entertainment announced today that Hearts of Iron – Platinum has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Hearts of Iron – Platinum has been rated E for Everyone and has a SRP of $19.99.

'Spider-Man 2' (NDS) Announced

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 7:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced today that the company's first title for the Nintendo DS video game platform will be the video game Spider-Man 2. Based on this summer's blockbuster feature film from Columbia Pictures, the Spider-Man 2 video game will be a launch title for the platform.

'Scaler' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Developer Q&A

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 7:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Bobby "Scaler" Jenkins got more than he bargained for when he stumbled upon his next door neighbor’s evil plot to take over the world by stealing all the lizards and training them to become his mutant army. Bobby takes on his enemies in ways kids will only have dreamed of…by transforming into one of them. Take2 sent us a Q&A with A2M's writer/producer David Artuso.

'Phantom' Secures 500+ PC Titles

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a move that indicates the video game industry is embracing digital distribution as a vehicle to expand the market, more than 20 major game publishers and independent developers have signed on to supply titles for the Phantom Game Service, an on-demand game service to be offered by Infinium Labs.

'Kohan II: Kings of War' Ships to Stores

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 7:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global Star Software and TimeGate Studios are pleased to announce that Kohan II: Kings of War has shipped to retailers across North America.

'Rome: Total War' Storms into Stores

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 7:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Veni, Vidi, Vici! The ancient battles of Roman history rage on in Activision's Rome: Total War. The revolutionary new title in the Creative Assembly's award-winning Total War series, Rome: Total War takes the franchise to new heights with groundbreaking technology that brings the epic, cinematic battles of the Roman era to life with graphics and gameplay beyond anything previously seen in a PC game.

'Lord of the Rings: The Third Age' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience the first console RPG set in The Lord of the Rings universe in The Lord of the Rings, The Third Age. Travel in the wake of the Fellowship in a unique structure that allows players to explore their own path while periodically intersecting the major events of New Line Cinema’s film trilogy. Check these 50+ new screens ...

'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory will offer a high adrenaline experience thanks to never seen before close range attacks, a totally open level design, a completely immersive and interactive environment, and challenging advanced AI.

'Chicago Enforcer' (Xbox) Revealed - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 2:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chicago Enforcer puts the player in the role of a 1930's enforcer for Al Capone's notorious crime network. Utilize multiple weapons to force your way to the top of the crime syndicate or try your luck against other Xbox Live subscribers on the custom multiplayer levels. Read more for details and screens..

'Need for Speed Underground 2' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking place in a massive, free-roaming city featuring five distinct interconnected neighborhoods, NFSU 2 delivers an immersive game world where the streets are your menus. As you explore the city, you’ll encounter rival racers who will school you in the ways of the underground and tip you off to the hottest racing spots in town.

'Killer 7' (NGC) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Killer 7, players take on the role of Harman Smith an unlikely assassin who lives life at his own pace. Switching between seven different personalities, he employs each character’s abilities to terminate targets he deems “deserving to die.” Read more to check out some screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 1:20 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 :

  • Evil Genius - Trailer
  • Call Of Duty: Finest Hour - Trailer #4
  • Law And Order 3: Justice Is Served - Trailer
  • The Urbz: Sims in the City - Workin' It Trailer

'Myst IV Revelation' Gets Peter Gabriel Voicework & Soundtrack

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that in addition to collaborating with award-winning composer Jack Wall on the Myst IV Revelation soundtrack, Peter Gabriel also lends his voice to a character in the game.

GameCube Review - 'Pikmin 2'

by The Cookie Snatcher on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rally the troops! Captain Olimar needs your help as he returns to the planet of the Pikmin to save his company of debt. This time Captain Olimar returns with an assistant and you must explore every nook and cranny to erase the enormous debt once and for all.

Xbox Review - 'Burnout 3: Takedown'

by Eric on Sept. 22, 2004 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Burnout 3 takes the series even further, now featuring a unique 'crash and burn' racing concept and a one-of-a-kind special effects engine that delivers spectacular visuals. The intensity heats up as players race, and often crash, their way through oncoming traffic in an attempt to claim the top spot.