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'Dead Or Alive Ultimate' (Xbox) Controllers

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo and NubyTech announced today their plans to launch, "The Girls of Dead of Alive Ultimate" line of custom-designed controllers for Tecmo's highly-anticipated fighting title, Dead or Alive Ultimate for the Xbox.

'Samurai Warriors Xtreme Legends' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 11:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI's Omega Force, the creators of Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors, introduces its newest heroes in Samurai Warriors Xtreme Legends. Take on the role of four new legendary warriors, each in a unique story with branches and multiple endings. By your own hand, you will forge a new destiny for Japan! Check out the 'Samurai Warriors Xtreme Legends' minisite or read more for new screens..

Take2 Financial Result Reveals 'GTA: San Andreas' For PC

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 10:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two today announced financial results for its third quarter and in comparison to last year, sales & revenue are down and instead of a profit Take2 is running a $14.4 million loss. In its defense it has to be said that last year's thrid quarter has several key titles, with its sequels now due in the fourth quarter. Main revelations in the results are the fact that Take 2 liquidated its Gathering publishing division, and instead syphoned everything under its GlobalStar umbrella. Also of note is the delay of GTA: SA for a few weeks (to give it more polishing time) as well as GTA: San Andreas PC edition early 2005 and on GBA this coming October. You can read the full document here...

'Shark's Tale' (ALL) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 10:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Shark Tale" takes you on a new adventure as Oscar, a bigger-than-life fish working his way up the food chain, who becomes an unlikely hero as he searches for an easy path to fame and fortune. With a blend of original and film-inspired gameplay, players immerse themselves in a hip, underwater urban culture featuring the gritty environments of Reef City and funky tunes inspired by the film.

'War Leaders: WWII' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 9:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Leaders: WWII is the first strategy game covering ALL sides of the conflict globally and performing the true protagonist themselves! The goal is simple: to win the war with the help of your allies and, ultimately, conquer the World, being able to really change the course of History, and see this depicted in immersive epoque style videos and narrative sequences. Check the freshly launched website, or read more for new screens...

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Demo Coming Tomorrow

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

Tomorrow (Friday) Vivendi is releasing the long promised demo for Irrational's Tribes: Vengeance which will feature 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. Of course we will have the demo available on our fileserver network as soon as it becomes available.

'The Unseelie' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 4:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Unseelie is a First Person Shooter based around dark visions of ancient Irish and Celtic folklore. Armed with weapons of natural materials and energy, the player has to overcome the forces of darkness and piece together the mystery of an ancient portal to escape the netherworld.

'Close Combat: First to Fight' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lead a four-man fireteam of US Marines through the perils of authentic, modern urban combat in a Middle-Eastern urban battleground. This is an action-oriented, first-person 3D shooter that is being developed under the direction of the US Marine Corps as a training simulation for use by the Marine Corps. Close Combat: First to Fight is as close as you can get on a computer or Xbox to being a Marine fireteam leader in modern urban combat! Check out the freshly launched official website or read more for new screens...

'Age of Mythology Gold Edition' in Stores NOW

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Ensemble Studios today announced that the Age of Mythology Gold Edition has been spotted on store shelves in North America for an estimated retail price of $29.99. This compilation contains two award-winning games, Age of Mythology and Age of Mythology: The Titans expansion pack.

'SWAT 4' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 3:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Irrational Games, SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five police officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. Read more for details and some new screens (thanks Micha)!

'Monster Hunter' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Hunter is an exciting new online action game for the PS2, offering gamers the challenge of exploring vastly detailed environments confronting mammoth creatures and completing the numerous quests that await them. The game can be enjoyed either single player offline or four player online. Monster Hunter is scheduled for release throughout North America in the fall 2004. Read more for details ...

'FIFA Football 2005' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released a playable demo for FIFA 2005 giving you the chance to play a match of 6 minutes between Arsenal vs. AC Milan in the "Highbury" stadium. FIFA Soccer 2005 uses an all-new fluid player kinetic system, and an all-new animation system reacts to every button press with authentic responsiveness, directly translating to the speed and vision of the world's greatest players. Read more for download links ...

'Xenus' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xenus is Deep Shadows' RPG/Action shooter featuring six sides in the game: officials, guerrilla, narco mafia, Indian, bandits, CIA. When you help to one of the side you inevitably spoil your relations with others. Instead of standard .locations. system, all actions in Xenus take place on a huge not-subdivided territory 25x25km, where the player can move freely. Due to the big size of the game world different drivable vehicles: helicopters, different kinds of cars, tanks are introduced.

'Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion' Announced - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today the Shadowbane: Throne of Oblivion expansion pack will be available at a manufacturer’s retail price of $19.99 on November 30. The expansion for the critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online (MMO) game Shadowbane will feature an entirely new realm and rulership system that allows players to seize and vie for control of sections of the game world.

'Outlaw Golf 2' (PS2/Xbox) Game Details - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Outlaw Golf 2' will be even more raunchy with all new courses, new characters (and old favorites), golf cart stunt driving, enhanced AI and controls, and an all new way to beat up your caddie to regain your composure. Check out the details on two more game modes, Vegas and Casino, so you'll know what to expect when the game releases this October.

'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using the latest Unreal Technology from Epic Games, developer Zombie Games is creating an ultra-realistic game world spanning Middle Eastern cities and towns to the secret military bases in the frozen backcountry of Russia to other global hotspots in the Philippines, Bosnia and Western Europe. Check some new screens ...

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

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Keeps your head down and your M16 cleaned, you're shipping out to Vietnam! ShellShock: Nam'67 has Gone Gold and you better get acquainted with the heat, this is going to be a trial by fire. ShellShock: Nam'67 deploys to the retail battleground for the PS2, Xbox, and PC on September 14th in North America. Good luck soldier, hope you make it back in one piece. Read more for some golden screens...

'Terminator 3: The Redemption' (PS2/Xbox) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced that "Terminator3: The Redemption" has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. "Terminator 3: The Redemption" takes players for a thrill ride into a post-apocalyptic universe as they become the series signature icon, Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator. The game also features an exciting, surprise ending, which hints at a possible future for the T-850 Terminator model played by Schwarzenegger.

'Myst IV Revelation' Goes Gold

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today officially announced their title, Myst IV Revelation, has gone "Gold." Myst IV Revelation will be available as a PC/Mac hybrid DVD in North America beginning on September 28, at the manufacturer's suggested retail price of $39.99 and is rated "T" for Teen.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As announced last night, THQ has released a singleplayer demo for Relic's RTS Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War featuring a tutorial, a full scenerario from the game and two skirmish maps (thanks GameSpot). Read more for download links...

'Xpand Rally' - Singleplayer Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland has released the singleplayer demo for their rally racing sim Xpand Rally. This demo allows you to to race in Arcade or Simulation mode on three tracks in any of two cars included. Full user adjusted day time customization and dynamic weather changes, full cars settings adjustment, all tuning parts available in the full version, replays processing and saving option, with several cameras and post processing effects are all available in the demo. Read more for download links.

Vivendi Signs 'Nexus: The Jupiter Incident'

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 7:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games today announced a global distribution agreement with HD Interactive to distribute the action-packed, PC-based, 3D tactical strategy space game, Nexus -- The Jupiter Incident.

'The Fairly OddParents: Shadow Showdown' (NGC/PS2/PC) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 7:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and Nickelodeon today announced the release of The Fairly OddParents: Shadow Showdown for the PlayStation 2, Nintendo's GameCube and PC. Based on Nickelodeon's top-rated show, The Fairly OddParents: Shadow Showdown is currently shipping to retail outlets throughout North America.

'Legion Arena' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 7:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legion Arena is an online RPSG or Role Playing Strategy Game, and blends core gameplay elements from the RTS & RPG genres. Set in ancient Rome, Legion Arena puts the player in charge of their own army, which they must develop, nurture and train, transforming a bunch of peasants into a fearsome fighting force.

'SingStar Party' (PS2) Announced - Details

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 7:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced the November release of SingStar Party, the second title in the popular SingStar series from Sony's London Studio. Released earlier this year, the original SingStar encouraged players to unleash their inner rockstar in an innovative game that analysed their pitch, tone and rhythm whilst singing.

'Full Spectrum Warrior' Goes Gold

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 7:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced that Full Spectrum Warrior PC has reached the gold master stage of development and is entering manufacturing. Based on a light infantry-training simulator designed by Pandemic Studios for the U.S. Army as a tool to reinforce Army combat doctrine and squad tactics among troops, Full Spectrum Warrior is scheduled to begin shipping to retailers worldwide on September 20, 2004.

'The Urbz' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, Sims are living in the city where reputation (rep) is everything. Players will custom-create these new Sims, called Urbz, by customizing their unique style and building their status to become the biggest "player" in the city.

PS2 Preview - 'Neo Contra'

by Paul Reith on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Neo Contra integrates all of the classic shooting gameplay elements that have come to define this renowned series while bringing the experience to a 3D world. Longtime fans and newcomers to the franchise will find classic, fast-paced action as they battle huge bosses who will stop at nothing to keep them from completing their mission. Players will need quick reflexes to dodge enemy attacks as well as access an arsenal of powerful weapons to defeat deadly enemies.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 1:29 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 :

  • TimeSplitters Future Perfect - Trailer
  • Robotech: Invasion - Trailers (2)
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - Trailer
  • Neuro Hunter - Trailer
  • El Matador - EGN 2004 Trailer
  • Devil May Cry 3 - Trailer #2

'Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition is the third installment in the Midnight Club racing franchise. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition will be available for the PS2/Xbox and is expected to hit retail shelves this holiday season. Read more for some new screens & trailer ...

'Wings of Power' Goes Gold - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The expert design team at Shockwave Productions, is proud to announce that their title, Wings of Power for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2004 - A Century of Flight, has gone gold and will be available in retail stores across North America beginning this September.

'Battles In Normandy' Goes Gold

by Judy on Sept. 9, 2004 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Strategic Studies Group announced today that Battles In Normandy has officially "Gone Gold" and is due for worldwide release the week of September 13th.