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'Blitzkrieg II' - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 11:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Blitzkrieg II" is created with a new focus on fast-paced gameplay, a strategic layer and new tactical opportunities. A completely new engine takes WWII into full 3D where players can command famous aces and units, strategically plan battles in multiple theatres, choose their reinforcements and use a wide range of new unit types such as aircraft and ships.

'rFactor' - Multiplayer Demo Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 5:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Image Space has released a patch for its multiplayer test demo released several weeks back. This v0720 patch addresses an issue where the original MP Test would not run on some machines due to some misconfigured security software, lag and disconnect issues resolved, network code optimized, matchmaking has been improved, and visual warping has been reduced significantly. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 5:42 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • Constantine - Trailer
  • Still Life - Teaser #2

'UEFA Champions League 2004-2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 5:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UEFA Champions League will offer soccer fans the opportunity to guide their chosen club from qualification anxiety through to big night glory, adding an element of the unexpected allowing lower league teams into the glamour world of European football. Throughout the game, players need to negotiate 50 unique and challenging on- and off-field missions successfully to take control of their UEFA Champions League destiny.

Actiontec's 54 Mbps Wireless Game Adapter (PS2/Xbox)

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 4:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It's hard to know which is worse: trying to pretend that you're a warrior, wizard or secret agent when you have mile-long wires dangling from your game console, or not being able to play online or multiplayer games at all because you don't have an Internet cable running from your router to your family room. The new Actiontec 54 Mbps Wireless Game Adapter solves both problems by enabling your Xbox or PS2 to hitch a ride on your wireless home network without the need for any cabling.

'Aurora Watching: Gorky Zero' - Polish Demo & Trailer Available NOW

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 4:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Aurora Watching is a third person perspective stealth game. The action takes place in the Arctic. 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 (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'America's Army' Gets Tough On Cheaters

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 4:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

America's Army Executive Producer Phil DeLuca has put up a community update on what they call 'Operation Punk Buster,' the action being taken against cheaters in America's Army (thanks ve3d). Here's a snip : "we have the means to detect bad guy activities that I know the bad guys do not know we can detect. That’s the way we want it, too – while we haven’t banned them yet, we’re using them to collect more data, track down their friends, and their friends, and learn more as we discover new behavior. Truth be told, the bloodiest day in America’s Army Game account history is still ahead of us and we got most of the information leading to that day from the bad guys themselves!" Good riddens, maybe I'll start p0laying again after they cleaned house...

'Worms Mayhem' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Revealed

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 3:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It seems some people got trigger happy and jumped the gun on what was supposed to be announced tomorrow, Team 17 and Codemaster will be announcing Worms Mayhem. A preview on Gamer.nl, which has been removed on request of Codemasters, revealed that it is in the works for PC, Xbox and PS2 and is expected second half of 2005. Worms Mayhem will feature a destructible environment, more weapons than ever before (such as Iron Donkey), ability to make your own weapons which you can then use online, customize your worms' looks, it will of course have all classic online gamemodes and be Xbox Live enabled. Worms Mayhem will have more than 30 levels spread over five settings (Arabic, prehistoric, fantasyworld, wild west etc.) with five missions each and a boss fight to top it off. More details are surely to follow tomorrow, but Tiscali has the first screens..

'Act of War: Direct Action' - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Act of War: Direct Action, developed by Eugen Systems, is Atari new action game with a storyline and game universe created in cooperation with Dale Brown, 15-time New York Times best-selling author and expert on US military, global conflict and future military technology.

'Paratrooper: Small World' (PC/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paratrooper: Small World is a 1st / 3rd person shooter set a few years in the future. The story centers around the player taking the role of a veteran male or female soldier who starts the game investigating an incident in the South American jungle. Read more for details, screens and movie ...

'Tork: Prehistoric Punk' (Xbox) Ships To Retail

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that Tork: Prehistoric Punk has shipped in North America for the Xbox. Play the role of Tork, a fearless, young cave boy who has seen his village destroyed and his father kidnapped. Travel through time using Tork’s magical powers on an adventure in which he will encounter mythical creatures, morph into three special characters and visit beautiful landscapes.

'Stolen' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stolen is an ultra realistic, third person, stealth-based, action game based around a high-tech female thief. Along with innovative high-tech stealth/robbery game actions and events, Stolen also boasts some truly amazing technical and presentational features to give it a spectacular look that will captivate gamers.

'Still Life' (Xbox/PC) Coming To North America - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As we revealed a few days ago, The Adventure Company today officially announced it has joined forces with MC2 to publish and distribute Still Life in North America. This pulse-pounding adventure game will be available both for the Xbox and for PC on April 14, 2005.

'FIFA Football' (PSP) - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Boasting unprecedented visual and audio features, a deep selection of advanced controls, and more than 350 official team and league licenses, FIFA Soccer delivers console quality to the PSP. Battle your way through Season and Tournament play, or replay famous games as you fight your way out of preset match situations in the Challenges mode. With Mid-Season Scenario and wireless capabilities, FIFA Soccer is the only complete, authentic, and intelligent soccer experience for the PSP.

'Gorky Zero: Beyond Honor' - v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metropolis team today released the first patch for its tactical action Gorky Zero: Beyond Honor. This update brings your retail game to v1.01 and addresses several problems related to ATI Catalyst v4.3 drivers. Read more for download links ...

Online 'Elektra Ninja Assassin' Flash Game Launched

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Twentieth Century Fox's action-adventure Elektra, which opens in the UK on Friday January 21 , is already capturing audiences with a online strategy game. The Elektra Ninja Assassin Game has logged a phenomenal 30,000 of hours of game play all over the world since its debut last November, with users from 163 countries.

'NFL Street 2 Unleashed' (PSP) - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NFL players are free from their real-world constraints to dominate the streets one stylin' move and one field at a time. Raise your game to the limits with up-the-wall passes, off-the-wall catches, and highlight-reel wall jukes that are sure to solidify your place as football's greatest urban legend. With New Exclusive STREET Events, head-to-head wireless gameplay, NFL superstars and legends playing both sides of the ball, and new PSP-specific content, the time to own the streets is NOW.

'Myst V: End of Ages' Officially Announced - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As we already revealed last night, Ubisoft today announced that Cyan Worlds will launch its final adventure, Myst V: End of Ages, in fall 2005 (PC and Mac hybrid disk format). Rand Miller, co-creator of Myst and founder of Cyan Worlds, leads the Spokane-based development team in creating this final episode, bringing closure to the Myst storyline via its most dramatic and immersive experience to date.

'Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2005' (PSP/NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 2005, players will compete against the legends of golf and use Tiger Proofing to alter the courses in the game en route to becoming a legend of their own. Read more for some new NDS screens & ingame footage trailer from the PSP version...

'WWE WrestleMania 21' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WrestleMania can define a legacy, and yours is about to be written. The greatest spectacle in sports-entertainment comes to Xbox with WWE WrestleMania 21. Read more for additional details ..

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' Gets UK Release Date - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV are pleased to announce the UK launch date of its strategy title; Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars. Set for launch APRIL 2005, armchair generals will be able to immerse themselves in all the pomp and circumstance of the Napoleonic era, as Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars sets a defining milestone in grand strategy gaming, as the definitive Napoleonic strategy experience.

French Government Refutes Willingness To Help Ubisoft

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 8:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The French government said on Tuesday it was concerned about French video games group Ubisoft but would not intervene directly in the fate of the company, seen as a potential takeover target.

'Gran Turismo 4' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 8:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest version of Gran Turismo 4 further demonstrates its mission to provide the most authentic driving simulation available in the marketplace. New features will extend above and beyond just pure automotive racing, providing a unique destination for automotive and PS2 enthusiasts to enjoy car culture in every dimension. Check out these new screens ...

'Star Wolves' Website Launched

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Excalibur Publishing has launched the dedicated website for its fantastic 3-D Space RPG Star Wolves, featuring information about this fantastic 3-D Space RPG, screen shots and a high and medium resolution trailer. A one-level playable demo will be available from January 24th, and we will of course have it mirrored on our fileserver network as soon as it becomes available.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 1:23 a.m. PST | 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 :

  • NASCAR SimRacing - Trailer
  • Tekken 5 - Trailer #2
  • Devil May Cry 3 - Trailer #5
  • Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade - Trailer
  • Oddworld Stranger's Wrath - Trailer #7

'The Punisher' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Driven by a hatred of crime bordering on insanity, Frank Castle became The Punisher, a one-man army whose mission goes far beyond revenge. Taking on the city's high-powered crime lords, he wreaks havoc on the corrupt with methods reserved for those on the wrong side of the law. "The Punisher" video game represents the best of over 30 years of "Punisher" comic books and depicts some of the grittiest storylines in the Marvel Universe. Check these new screens & trailers ...

'ESPN Major League Baseball 2K5' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Live fastballs, suicide squeezes, grass-staining dives, seventh-inning stretches, walk-off homeruns, peanuts and hotdogs… these are just some of the things that make the sport of baseball America’s favorite pastime. The victory of a baseball game can depend on the walk-off homerun in the ninth inning or a simple second base steal.

'rFactor' - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 12:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Presenting rFactor, the new racing simulation series from Image Space Incorporated. After successfully creating over a dozen products in the past ten years, Image Space takes the next logical step, creating a completely new technology base and development process. This new isiMotor 2.0 environment will be the foundation on which to build exciting products for many years to come.

PS2 Review - 'Mercenaries'

by Thomas Wilde on Jan. 12, 2005 @ 12:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Mercenaries is a revolutionary third-person combat-action game that delivers the next level of free-form gameplay in massive interactive environments. The game gives players the opportunity to take on the role of a soldier for hire in an open-ended world.