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

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 10:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Monkey Ball Deluxe, for the first time on PS2 and Xbox consumers for the first time, features 300 stages (114 from Super Monkey Ball, 140 from Super Monkey Ball 2, and 46 Deluxe-exclusive boards). Read more for 40 new screens ...

'EverQuest II' Added Content - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 10:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment continues to add additional content to the EverQuest II live game at no additional charge to its subscribers. Some of the new additions make it more fun for our solo players and small groups to play the game with changes to the experience gain. Solo and small group experience gain has been boosted across the board. Loot drops are being increased for these soloers and small groups as well. Read more for details and screens ...

'MLB 2006' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 7:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MLB 2006 features numerous new gameplay enhancements, and returning gameplay favorites, including EyeToy functionality, online playability, and Voice Recognition, MLB 2006 promises to provide gamers with a true-to-life experience from the diamond. Read more for details and screens...

'2 Fast Driver' Revealed - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 7:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

2 Fast Driver is the sequel to Play Publishing's 2003 racing game, Maluch Racer. Based on a completely new engine with advanced physics and support for the latest graphics cards, this demo represents 80% quality of the final product. The demo contains one track placed in a big city and one car (Red Thunder). Read more for details and download links ...

'Storm Riders Online' Announced - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 6:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Orchid Media International today announced the launch of its debut title, Storm Riders Online, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The game is an adaptation of the world famous comic book series “Fung Wan” and motion picture “Storm Riders” by renowned artist Ma Wing Shing. Set against the mythical backdrop of ancient China , players experience an evocative world with a rich storyline and history, as well as epic clan warfare.

'Pathologic' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 4:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pathologic is a unique example of a dramatic game, which directly affects the player's state of mind. Featuring a bizarre combination of first-person game, role-playing features, non-linear plot and real time flow, three unique campaigns and multiple endings.

'Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 4:08 p.m. PST | 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. Check these 60+ new screens ...

Ubisoft Announces the Creation of 1000 Jobs In Montreal

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 3:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that it has chosen Montreal for the next phase of its international development. Ubisoft plans to create 1000 new jobs in its Montreal division, which is internationally reputed for innovation and creativity.

'Hitman: Blood Money' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 3:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing (thanks Tiscali).

Various Game Trailers #426

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 2:54 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 :

  • Moment of Silence - Trailer (2)
  • Phantom Dust - Trailer #2
  • Empire Earth 2 - Dev. Diary #1
  • Red Ninja: End of Honor - Trailer #7
  • Castlevania [NDS] - Trailer

'The Incredibles' (ALL) Sequel Announced

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 2:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced a follow-up to the hit videogame based on a Walt Disney Pictures presentation of a Pixar Animations Studios film, The Incredibles. The follow-up to The Incredibles is scheduled to release this fall on the PS2 and PSP, Xbox, GameCube, GBA and Nintendo DS, and PC/Mac.

'Aurora Watching: Gorky Zero' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 2:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Aurora Watching is a third person perspective stealth game taking 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 players excited from the very beginning to the end.

'Eureka 7' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 2:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eureka Seven is a new action adventure game from Bandai, developed by Bones. Not only is it a mere game project, but an entire new franchise including anime and manga series. Renkon is the main character in Eureka Seven, who lives with his grandfather, a mechanic. One day a mech, controlled by Eureka, storms into the house in need of repairs, but the army's mechs are on the prowl for Eureka, making things not any easier. The PS2 game is scheduled for summer 2005, in the meantime, check these new screens...

'Star Wars: Republic Commando' (Xbox/PC) - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 12:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wars: Republic Commando is a squad-based FPS that lets you explore the elite world of the Star Wars military. Leading a 3-man squad of Republic Commandos, your missions take you deep behind enemy lines on over 14 intense and challenging levels through three different campaigns where you will face more than ten brutal enemies. This demo features one mission, The Slavers of Kashyyyk, albeit with multiple objectives (thanks JASA). Read more for download links ...

'Legacy: Dark Shadows' - v1.4 Update Patch & Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 12:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Legacy: Dark Shadows is a point & click adventure with a dark science-fiction storyline spanning a period of 200 years. Razbor Studios has released a playable demo, as well as a v1.4 update patch for the retail game, no specifics are available (thanks Juraj). Read more for download links ...

'Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories' (GBA) Sells One Million Copies

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix and Disney Interactive today announced they have shipped a total of 1 million units of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories in North America and Japan just two months after its launch. Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, an action role-playing game exclusively for the GBA, has been available in Japan since November 2004, followed by the release in North America on December 7, 2004.

'Bomberman Hardball' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 12:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fans of the Bomberman multiplayer videogame will enjoy the smooth simplicity of the original gameplay but with the enhancement of 3D graphics. New enemy characters will join the familiar ones that led to its lasting popularity. Bomberman Hardball is expected to be released throughout Europe spring 2005.

'Cold Winter' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 11:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Captured, conveniently forgotten, tortured, and left for dead, MI6 agent Andrew Sterling awaits execution in a Chinese prison. The story begins when a mysterious friend from his past rescues him, setting off a chain of events that could rock the very foundations of global security and wreak chaos on a worldwide level. Read more for some new screens ...

'Diabolique: License to Sin' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 11:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Diabolique: License to Sin is a brand new third person game from Metropolis Team. Unique atmosphere, excellent gameplay, spectacular shaders, Renderware Physics. Tailored suits, expensive cars, dynamic action, and business class graphics. Hell has pretty much to offer.

'City of Heroes' Launches In Europe

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft Europe announces the arrival of City of Heroes Deluxe Edition in stores throughout Europe this week, exclusively for PC.

'MX World Tour: Featuring Jamie Little' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced the upcoming release of MX World Tour: Featuring Jamie Little. This motocross racing game features head-to-head competition for up to four players with race commentary and the chance to race against well-known commentator and racer Jamie Little.

'Kohan II: Kings of War' - v1.2.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 8:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2 has released the first patch for Timegate's RTS sequel 'Kohan II: Kings of War'. This patch brings your retail game to v1.2.3 and is a maintenance release, with a slew of new gameplay fixes implemented. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Auto Assault' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 8:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

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

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the DC Comics/Vertigo Hellblazer graphic novels, the supernatural thriller Constantine tells the story of John Constantine, a man who has literally been to hell and back. Constantine is being developed by Bits Studios and is based on the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film starring Keanu Reeves, due in February 2005.

'Scooby-Doo! Unmasked' (NDS/GBA/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 7:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced that Scooby-Doo! Unmasked, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will be available for the PlayStation2, the Xbox, and Nintendo's GameCube, Game Boy Advance and DS this September. Adam West, of the original Batman television series, and authentic cartoon voice actors will provide voice talent for the console versions.

Midway Games Opens Office in Germany

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 7:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games today announced that it has expanded its international operations with the formation of a new subsidiary, Midway Games GmbH, and the opening of a new office in Munich, Germany. Midway Games GmbH is responsible for all of Midway's sales, marketing and distribution in Germany. Midway's new office will be headed up by industry veteran, Uwe Fuerstenberg.

'Musashi: Samurai Legend' (PS2) Gets Release Date

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 7:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix announced today that Musashi: Samurai Legend will ship to retailers nationwide on March 15, 2005. The action role-playing game will be available exclusively for the PlayStation2 and marks the series' debut on the platform. Musashi features vivid, cell-shaded graphics and exhilarating, fast-paced, action-packed gameplay.

'Constantine' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Website Launched

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 4:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the DC Comics/Vertigo Hellblazer graphic novels, the supernatural thriller Constantine tells the story of John Constantine, a man who has literally been to hell and back. Constantine is being developed by Bits Studios and is based on the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures film starring Keanu Reeves, due in February 2005. SCi has launched the official Constantine website.

'Legion Arena' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 4:24 a.m. PST | 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. Check these new screens, showing off the user interface.

'MGS 3: Snake Eater' (PS2) - More European Bonus Features & Screens

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 3:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has confirmed the full roster of gameplay additions to the forthcoming PAL versions of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. In total, European gamers will enjoy four new elements, unseen in the existing Japanese and US versions of the game. Last December two extras were already revealed, and today a new difficulty level, and a new game mode are added to the mix. Read more for details ...

James Caan and Robert Duvall Voices In 'The Godfather' (ALL)

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 3:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hollywood Reporter has word that James Caan and Robert Duvall have joined the late Marlon Brando in providing voice acting and likenesses for EA's The Godfather. Caan and Duvall, who reprise their respective roles as Sonny Corleone and consigliere Tom Hagen from the film, also were involved in the development of the game and are scheduled to attend its premiere unveiling of the game in New York's Little Italy on Feb. 10 (thanks VE3D).

'Water in Fire 2' - Screens & Demo

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Loockar today released the latest version of its action-packet combat game Water in Fire 2. Hundreds of aircrafts with deadly arsenals on board are spinning around under your head and seem to have only one mission - bomb you back to the Stone Age. Don't give up! Resist! Shield yourself from the barrage of deadly gunfire and shoot them all down to win.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 2:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PS2 First Impression - 'Castlevania: Curse of Darkness'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 2:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last Thursday in San Francisco, Konami held their annual Gamers' Day event to announce the games in their 2005 lineup. Arguably the biggest announcement of the event was Castlevania: Curse of Darkness.

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

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 2:04 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.

'Stronghold 2' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stronghold 2 will bring the the castle-sim and siege-warfare RTS series to life in glorious 3D. Stronghold 2 will also offer players a "castle-life" campaign, enhanced multiplayer capability and a new, innovative and exciting single player campaign that will be revealed in the months ahead. Check out these new screens ...

No Xbox 2 Unveiling At GDC

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Reuters is reporting that, citing a conversation with Microsoft management, American Technology Research analyst P.J. McNealy said the company was more likely to take the wraps off its new console in May at the broader Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. A Microsoft spokeswoman confirmed McNealy's report that the new Xbox would not be shown off at GDC. Last week's financial results did point out that Microsoft has calculated a "massive advertisement campaign" for, what was described as, a Microsoft branded product, scheduled to run the last four months of 2005.

GameCube Review - 'Resident Evil 4'

by Kris Graft on Feb. 1, 2005 @ 12:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

It has been six years since the destruction of Raccoon City and in that time, the U.S. government has been able to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation. Fast forward to 2004 and players rejoin Leon, who is now a U.S. agent with a top-secret mission. He has been tasked to look into the abduction of the President’s daughter and his investigation has led him to a mysterious location in Europe.