'Sam & Max 2' - Dead or Alive?

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 8:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While GameSpot is reporting that Bad Brain Ent. might have secured the rights to continue work on Sam & Max Freelance Police, and will have an announcement on Monday, the German developer's website paints a rather different picture with the message that negotiations have been suspended. "We tried everything to bring you the game you all wanted. But it seems all hope has gone. They broke of[f] negotiations. But you truly have to believe that it wasn't our fault and it sure wasn't the money. We just don't know and they don't tell. But we don't give up that easy. There is still a glimpse of hope and Steve Purcell is the one who is in charge now. We are talking ... and we are hoping ... again" (thanks VE3D.com).

Various Game Trailers #424

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 5:22 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 :

  • Worms 4: Mayhem - Trailer
  • Battlefield 2 - Trailer & Video Interview
  • Pro Rugby Manager 2 - Trailer
  • Splinter Cell Chaos Theory - Mega64 Trailer
  • GTR: The Ultimate Racing Game - Trailer #5

'Blitzkrieg II' - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 4:12 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.

'Hunting Unlimited 3' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 3:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valusoft has released the first patch for SCS Software's latest hunting game Hunting Unlimited 3. This update brings you retail game to v1.1 and fixes a few bugs, enlarges the trophy collection, and elephants no longer take a fixed number of shots to kill (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...

'Hell Forces' - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 3:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hell Forces is a classical FPS in which the main hero, Stephen Geist, is trying to find out what has happened to his missing friend. During this search, he is mired in a satanic conspiracy, and is trying to stop dread forces of Baphometh, the servant of Satan. Infernal legions are uncountable, but Stephen is not. Only with your help can he find out the truth and stop the invasion.

'Tekken 5' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 2:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tekken 5 promises to deliver the ultimate, most visually stunning fighting game experience ever seen in a TEKKEN game. Tekken 5 brings back the popular cast of characters from the previous TEKKEN games, along with three new characters, for a total of 20 default characters to start and more to unlock as players progress in the game. Tekken 5 allows players to use their fight money to customize their characters with various accessories such as hats, glasses and an assortment of different costumes.

'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich' - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich is a comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a brand new league of heroes and villains, overhauled combat system, and spectacular graphic enhancements. Read more for new screens...

Tulga Games Completes Artifact Entertainment Assets Purchase

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tulga Games announced today that it has completed the purchase of the assets of Artifact Entertainment. Members of Artifact Entertainment’s development, technology and creative teams have been asked to join the new Tulga Games team and “the response to these offers has been overwhelming positive,” says Chris Tulumello, founding manager.

'Shadow of Rome' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | 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.

'Codename Panzers: Phase Two' - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV has released more info for Stormregion's Codename Panzers: Phase Two, which is expected spring 2005. Panzers: Phase Two sees the return of the Italian brothers Dario and Sergio, a deeper storyline, most of the Axis campaign will take place in Africa, with the Allies residing in Italy. Whoever finishes both campaigns gets to enjoy a bonus campaign in Yugoslavia (thanks Achim). Read more for some new work in progress screens ...

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | 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.

'Dynasty Warriors 5' (PS2) - Screens

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

Based on Luo Guanzhong's historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the Dynasty Warriors series of action games takes players back in time and onto the battlefields of Ancient China. In the games, players experience the thrill of fighting single-handedly against nearly endless legions of enemy soldiers in historical battles that shaped an empire.

'Daemonica' Unveiled - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Daemonica is an intriguing 3D interactive mystery that offers everything that adventure genre fans appreciate - immersive storyline with unexpected twists, extensive dialogues with believable characters, puzzles, both mandatory and optional quests. Action fights are smoothly integrated into the gameplay. Set in medieval England, it tells a story of Nicholas Farepoynt, an "investigator" who can talk to the Dead (thanks Tiscali). Read more for details, screens and trailer...

'1944: Battle of the Bulge' - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

What began with PC real-time tactical Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps and continued with D-Day is to be concluded with 1944: Battle of the Bulge, as Digital Jesters announces the March release of the third World War II RTS from genre masters Monte Cristo. Read more for details and screens ...

'X²: The Return' - Game Details & Screens

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 8:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

X²: The Return picks up only weeks after the end of X²: The Threat. The battle at Omycron Lyrae has left the Argon fleet depleted and stretched. Green pilots are being drafted in as the Khaak continue their attacks on the X-universe. No one is immune, whole Terracorp convoys are being destroyed and the Paranid have been hammered by the heaviest attacks.

'World of Warcraft' Final European BetaTest Signups

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 8:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rich in legend and filled with adventure, the World of Warcraft awaits! For the first time, players experience the lands of Azeroth from a new, in-depth perspective. As heroes, they explore familiar battlefields, discover new lands and take on epic quests and challenges in Blizzards massively multiplayer, on-line, role-playing game. Limited amount of slots, so go and sign up NOW!

Join The Royal Navy In 'Commando RAID'

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 8:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Royal Navy is calling on anyone who ever wondered what it would be like to be in the Navy to test their skills in a new online combat game. Do you think you could cut it as a crack Royal Marines Commando sniper as well as taking command of modern and highly capable warships, submarines and helicopters? Read more for details ...

'House Of The Dead III' - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 7:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the third part of the zombie blasting series, PC gamers can expect an exciting new adventure plus an all-new shotgun weapon! Players will be able to mow down multiple enemies in a single blast as they plough their way through the most exhilarating House of the Dead yet.

'The Great Art Race' Announced - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 7:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Great Art Race is a game that the entire family will enjoy. Up to five players can play together at one PC and travel around the world in an attempt to collect treasured and valuable art pieces. Read more for details and screens ...

'Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 1:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Currently under development, the third-person action/adventure game will deliver the ultimate Jedi action experience as Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi join forces in fierce battles and heroic lightsaber duels until one's lust for power and the other's devotion to duty leads to a final confrontation between good and evil. LucasArts revealed today that it will release the Star Wars: Episode III video game on May 5, 2005, two weeks before the opening of the film.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamecube Review - 'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2'

by Geson Hatchett on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 12:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2 will challenge players like no other DBZ game before. Begin with an all-new single player “Dragon World” that opens the story to new match-ups, surprising character appearances, and missions that will amaze. You can also battle your friends in multiplayer “VS.” and “Tournament” modes. If your will and skill prevail, you will come face-to-face with Buu, the most lethal of all DBZ villains. Do you have what it takes not only to survive, but to dominate?

'Worms 4: Mayhem' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2005 @ 12:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Worms series recently diversified with Worms Forts Under Siege, a tactical RTS-like spin-off created for Sega. However, Worms 4: Mayhem is a return to the series' trademark gameplay and sees Team 17's core Worms design and development team regrouping for a game of explosive annelid annihilation.