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'Psychotoxic: Gateway To Hell' - English Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 8:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nuclear Vision has now released the English demo version for its cyberpunk FPS Psychotoxic: Gateway To Hell. This demo features 2 levels, the Underground Garage, and the Harbor (thanks Fileplanet). Read more for download links ...

'Playboy: The Mansion' - v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 8:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In 'Playboy: the Mansion' you step into the virtual slippers of world-famous Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner, building Playboy Magazine and the Playboy Mansion into dynamic cultural icons. Arush has released the first patch for Cyberlore's 3D Playboy Sim game, bringing your retail game to v1.01 and addressing various crashes, bugs fixes, a save game issue and graphical problems. Read more for details and download links ...

'Rainbow Six: Lockdown' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In this new episode, you lead Team Rainbow, the world's most elite counter-terrorist unit, as they are called into action and unfamiliar territory to battle a bioterrorist threat. Stakes escalate as they are personally targeted by an evil terrorist organization. Used to protecting the lives of others, Team Rainbow must now embark on a mission to fight and save some of their own.

Sony Online's President Speaks Out on Future of MMOs and EQ2

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 4:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online President John Smedley looks back at when EQ first luanched, but also towards the future and speaks out on where he sees Everquest going, and MMO's in general. Read more for the rest of his community statement ...

Future 'Half-Life 2' Steamy Updates #2 - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 4:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In advance of the Counter-Strike: Source update mentioned recently, Valve will also be releasing an update for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch. This update will include two new weapons (the StunStick and the Slam) as well as a return of the trusty crowbar, and a new map called "Steam Lab."

Various Game Trailers #434

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 3:12 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 :

  • Close Combat: First to Fight - War Psychology Trailer
  • NARC - Trailers (2)
  • Star Wars: Republic Commando - Droids Trailer

'Liquidator' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Liquidator is an action-packed, first person shooter game with large cinematic adventure components. Set in three unique game environments, the game features massive fighting sequences, a rich variety of unique characters and super-charged power-ups that contribute to incredibly strong gameplay. This demo features an intro level, 6 of the full game's weapons and a bunch of different enemies (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Dragon Ball Z Sagas' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 1:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"Sagas" is the first cross-platform Dragon Ball Z game to launch simultaneously, the first Dragon Ball Z action/adventure game for console, the first Dragon Ball Z game for the Xbox, and the first Dragon Ball game to offer cooperative story mode play.

'Madagascar' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 1:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited ... on a ship en route to the island of Madagascar. When their vessel capsizes off the coast, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild.

'City of Heroes' Valentine's Gift - 14 Days Free Play

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

For super-powered heroes in the massively-multiplayer online game City of Heroes, NCsoft and Cryptic Studios are providing the perfect gift to give that special non-City of Heroes playing friend -- 14 free days of game play that can be given only as a gift to a would-be crime fighter buddy.

Ubisoft Creates Training Institute At Montreal University

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 10:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today, Ubisoft announced the creation of the Ubisoft Campus in Montreal, a training institute which will offer a series of college and university level training programs in the key video game development fields.

'Scrapland' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight announced today that American McGee Presents Scrapland has gone gold and is on target for its February 25 ship date for the Xbox. Currently available for the PC, the Xbox version of Scrapland features the same gameplay experience as well as a unique lock-on targeting feature that makes the combat more accessible to console gamers.

'Bet On Soldier' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill.

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

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 8:54 a.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 5 new screens ...

'Universal Combat: A World Apart' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Using a new graphics engine, Universal Combat: A World Apart brings tremendous improvements including new shader based lighting, glow and environment mapping, render paths; along with normal and bump mapping support for various high end assets. It will also offer high definition first-person character models, new first-person weapon models and classes such as machine guns, fixed gun turrets and several new combat weapons. This demo features four scenarios and primarily features space and planetary air combat.

'Sparta: Ancient Wars' Announced - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 8:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

IMC today announced a brand new real time strategy game on behalf of a veiled international known development team. Based on the historical background of Spartans' high culture, there will appear huge ancient battles on your screen, enabled by a brand new stunning 3D engine. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'TrackMania Sunrise' - Beta Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 4:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sunrise moves faster, handles better and features improved air-control – vital for making the massive jumps – to ensure that gameplay never moves at anything less than fast. And it's all about the gameplay. The beta demo gives fans the chance to test two of the environments that are set to appear in TrackMania Sunrise, as well as modes like race and puzzle, and even new modes like platform. The beta demo requires a TrackMania CD, either the original or Power Up! version of TrackMania to allow the program to activate.

'Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer' (PS2) Announced

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 4:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced the June release of 'Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer.' Developed by Edinburgh-based VIS entertainment, 'Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer' is an action-adventure video game exclusive to the PS2.

'Cold Fear' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Developer Diary #3 - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 3:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cold Fear is the first action-horror title to be published under the Ubisoft brand and combines the popular elements of both action and horror releases, delivering an action-packed, tension-filled gaming experience. Today's developer diary covers 'Exocels' with contributions from DarkWorks' Claude Levastre (Lead programmer), and 'Directing the Fear' by Benoît Martinez (Computer Artist) and Lionel Barthélemy (Level Builder).

'Psychotoxic' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 2:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Psychotoxic is a first person shooter with an exceptionally exciting story line. The setting is New York, in the year 2020. Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse have caused terrible damage on Earth. The fourth horseman is now preparing for his return. Violence and aggression are increasing drastically. Humanity's last hope is protagonist Angie Prophet.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 1:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Project: Snowblind'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 12:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Project: Snowblind is a the first-person action shooter putting you in the role of an elite super soldier, fighting on the front lines of a near-future war using unique weapons, abilities and high-tech gadgetry that inject depth and variety to gameplay.

Worlds Apart Signs 'Star Chamber'

by Judy on Feb. 11, 2005 @ 12:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Worlds Apart Productions and Nayantara Studios announced today that Worlds Apart has acquired an exclusive license to administer, distribute and continue development of Star Chamber, Nayantara's critically acclaimed online trading card game. Worlds Apart has also hired Paul Dennen, Star Chamber's creator, as a designer and developer, both for ongoing Star Chamber expansion, and for new original content and titles.