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

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 11:49 p.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 PS2 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.

Unreal Tournament 2004 - v3334 Updated Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 9:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has released an updated demo for Epic's UT2004, bringing it on par with the Editor's Choice Edition patch from earlier today. The new demo features updated code and on top of the original demo content also has an additional CTF map and Onslaught map. Read more for download links ...

'Men Of Valor' (Xbox) is Finished

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 8:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2015's director of development John Whitmore has sent out notice to let us know that the Xbox edition of their upcoming Vietnam based FPS "Men Of Valor" has gone gold. While Whitmore did not mention any specific release date, VUGames PR people informed us the console version will ship October 19th, while the official gold announcement should go out tomorrow. There was no mention of the PC version at all. Read more for some additional comments...

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

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 7:45 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.

'Shining Tears' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 7:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced plans to publish Shining Tears on the PS2. Whereas its prequels offered first-person role-playing and strategy role-playing experiences (respectively), Shining Tears is an action role-playing game, featuring real-time battles and cooperative multiplayer game options.

'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury' Ships To Stores

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 7:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has shipped Shadow Ops: Red Mercury to retail stores this week for personal computer on DVD. Shadow Ops: Red Mercury offers players a gripping movie-style gaming experience through its unprecedented Hollywood production values, intense action and ground-breaking sound and visual effects.

'Wish' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 4:01 p.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 ...

Ubisoft Reveals 'Pacific Fighter' Multiplayer Details

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 3:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that its upcoming flight sim combat Pacific Fighters will launch with a multiplayer mode that will allow up to 128 players to participate in live online aerial dogfights. In addition, cooperative play and dynamic online campaigns are also available for up to 32 players.

'Aurora Watching: Gorky Zero' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aurora Watching is a third person perspective stealth game. The action takes place in the Arctic. All the locations are situated on the fascinating iceberg, in the laboratory underneath the iceberg and the dangerously flooded Russian submarine. During the mission Sullivan faces many opponents, not all of whom are human and each of which can be defeated in many ways, Mini-games, puzzles, and hi-tech gadgets keep player excited from the very beginning to the end.

'Stranger' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 3:37 p.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 10 new screens ...

'Richard Burns Rally' - v1.01 Update Patch

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 2:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCi has released a new patch for Warthog's rally racing sim Richard Burns Rally. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.01 addresses Thrustmaster and DVD compatibility issues, sound instability problems, localization tweaks, graphics/performance improvements, etc (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Devil May Cry 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Devil May Cry 3 unfolds an earlier chapter in Dante's history, before the original Devil May Cry, to the fateful clash between Sparda's twin sons, divided by the divergence of their chosen paths. Take a peek at these new screens...

'UT 2004' - Editor's Choice Edition Bonus Pack Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 1:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic has released the Unreal Tournament 2004 Editor's Choice Edition Bonus Pack which includes six new characters, three new vehicles (the Paladin, the Cicada, and the SPMA), and four unique new Onslaught maps. Unreal Tournament 2004 must be patched to version 3323 to use this bonus pack. Read more for download links ...

'Arena Wars' - v1.08 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascaron has released a patch for exDream Ent's sci-fi RTS game Arena Wars. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.08 and improves localization, applies some more balance tweaks, and includes half a dozen bug fixes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Rocky Legends' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rocky Legends will let players experience the pummelling action and untold backstories that lead up to the events chronicled in the blockbuster Rocky movies. Check the official Rocky Legends website or read more for new screens & trailer.

'NBA Live 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA is pleased to announce that NBA Live 2005 has officially gone gold for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube. The game will ship to retailers under the EA SPORTS brand on Tuesday, September 28.

'Athens 2004' Coming To The PC - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience the strength, intensity, and grace of competing as one of the best athletes on the planet! You have arrived at the 2004 Olympic Games. Which of the 64 countries do you represent and how well will you succeed? Are you destined to be the best athlete on earth? You may be the swiftest runner, the most fluid swimmer, or perhaps the most accurate archer that has ever lived!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 9:57 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 :

  • The Moment Of Silence - Trailer #2
  • Pacific Fighters - Trailer
  • Baten Kaitos - Trailer

'Iron Phoenix' (Xbox) Will Support Xbox Live 3.0

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sammy Studios today announced that "Iron Phoenix" will support Xbox Live 3.0 when it releases in the first quarter of 2005. "Iron Phoenix," the first-ever 16-player online fighting game, will incorporate features built into the latest iteration of Xbox Live that allow players to form teams as well as organize and host tournaments.

'Prince of Persia: Warrior Within' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia: Warrior Within features a deep, mysterious storyline starring a darker, edgier Prince who is vigilant in his quest to unseal his mortal destiny. Read more for new screens & trailer ...

'Fear & Respect' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway today announced the development of Fear & Respect, an innovative action/adventure videogame based in the intense, urban environment of South Central Los Angeles. The game is being developed in collaboration with writer/director John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood, Baby Boy, 2 Fast 2 Furious).

'ELF' (GBA) Announced

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Ent. announced today that they will release a handheld game based on the hit movie "ELF" from New Line Cinema. The Game Boy Advance version of "ELF" will be released in November 2004 to coincide with the release of the infinifilm DVD and VHS version of the movie on November 16, 2004.

'The Incredibles' (ALL) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Incredibles tells the story of a family of undercover superheroes that are trying to live a quiet, suburban life, but are forced back into action in order to save the world. The game is expected to launch simultaneously with the film, which will hit theaters on November 5, 2004. The Incredibles videogame will bring action and adventure to the PS2, Xbox, GameCube, PC/Mac, and GBA this fall.

'Dungeon Lords' - Public Beta Test Announced

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it is accepting applications for the Public Beta Test of its Combat-RPG, Dungeon Lords. The application process will begin on Monday, September 27th at 17:00 GMT (9:00 AM PT) and close at 17:00 GMT on Monday, October 4th.

'WRC 4' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 7:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WRC 4 allows fans to fully participate in the action of the WRC season, experiencing the thrill of all 16 WRC locations on 5 continents. Including more than 100 different stages - Point to Point, Super Special, Shakedown and Sprint Stages - WRC 4 allows the gritty, fast-paced realism of Rally to be faithfully recreated on PS 2.

'WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 7:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yuke's is working on a SmackDown game that will add new features and bring enhanced graphics to the series. WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw will combine characters from the WWE's Smackdown! and Raw franchises. Expected release date is holiday season 2004.

'Cold Case Files' Ships to Stores

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 7:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers can now join an exclusive investigative team and become experts in the science of crime detection with Cold Case Files from Activision Value Publishing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision.

'Forza Motorsport' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 7:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Forza Motorsport" gives Xbox gamers who are passionate about cars and racing the opportunity to own, customize, and race their favorite cars in a realistic driving simulation. From sport compacts to LeMans prototypes, players use earnings from hundreds of races to buy upgrades and aftermarket parts so they can transform real production cars into high-performance race cars.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 7:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Packed with new features, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 is the third in the successful PlayStation 2 series developed by DIMPS, and promises to be the ultimate DBZ fighting experience on next-generation consoles. Read more for another helping of screenshots ...

'Ace Combat 5' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 7:29 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.

'NVIDIA GeForce 6600' in Stores Now

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 7:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA today announced that add-in boards based on NVIDIA GeForce 6600 graphics processing units (GPUs) are available immediately at www.gameve.com and www.buyextremegear.com.

'Deer Hunter 2005' Ships to Stores

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 6:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has announced the newest addition to the Deer Hunter franchise has shipped to retail stores nationwide today. Deer Hunter 2005 represents the most robust hunting experience for the series to date with stunning new graphics, exotic new locations, realistic animal behavior and multi-player gameplay.

'Colin McRae Rally 2005' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has released the Colin McRae Rally 2005 multiplayer demo featuring the Peugeot 206, a Swedish and German stage with varying weather condtions. Read more for download links...

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

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 2:06 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.

'Officers' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The non-linear plot saves the established facts of the war beginning and allows to lead to the Victory any of three sides: USSR, Germany and Allies (GB and USA). The game recreates the real structures of all participants' armies, uses the real arsenal, equipment and military techniques.

'Football Manager 2005' Gets Release Date

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 1:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sports Interactive and SEGA have today announced the release date of Football Manager 2005. Football Manager 2005 the new football management simulation from Sports Interactive team, the creators of the Championship Manager series, will be released across Europe on Nov 5th 2004.

'Port Royale 2' Sails Into Stores

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascaron announces that Port Royale 2 is now available at U.S. retail outlets. An adventurous trader in the Caribbean during the 17th Century; trade with over 60 towns and create your own production facilities. Increase your trading empire, and influence development of the New World.

'Wings of Power' Flies to Stores

by Judy on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wings of Power: WWII Heavy Bombers and Jets can now be found in retail stores across North America. Wings of Power lifts Microsoft’s greatest flight simulator to all-new heights.

PC Review - 'Call of Duty: United Offensive'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 23, 2004 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Gamers can enlist for a second tour of duty on the intense front lines of WWII with Call of Duty: United Offensive. Delivering a compelling, all-new single player campaign filled with new weapons, character abilities and other expanded features, Call of Duty: United Offensive also offers a robust multiplayer experience introducing new maps and modes of play.