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'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault' Revealed

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 6:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A few weeks back it was already hinted at during THQ's latest financial results conference that a expansion pack for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War would be coming up, and today GameSpot has a few additional details to back that up. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault is scheduled for fall of 2005 and will include an all-new playable fifth race, the Imperial Guard. More details to come with the official announcement, which will probably follow shortly.

Various Game Trailers #436

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 4:46 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 :

  • Rainbow Six 4: Lockdown - Trailer #2
  • Constantine - Trailer #2
  • Rise of Kasai - Intro Movie
  • Guild Wars - Trailer #4
  • Close Combat : First to Fight - Staircase Tactics Trailer

'KOTOR II' (Xbox/PC) - v1.0a International Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 4:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the unique timeframe of the Old Republic, 4,000 years before Star Wars Episode I, The Sith Lords features an all-new more perilous storyline, new characters, classes, locations and force powers. LucasArts has released the first patch for KOTOR2 bringing your UK/German retail game to v1.0a, and address some ingame text issues, as well as update the game documentation. North American patch is due to be released soon according to the community manager. Read more for download links ...

Nominees for 5th Annual Game Developer Choice Awards

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 3:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) has announced nominees for the 5th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, the premier accolades for peer-recognition in the game industry. Recipients will be awarded on March 9, 2005 at a ceremony during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

'Project: Snowblind' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 2:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos today announced that Project: Snowblind for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox have officially gone gold. Project: Snowblind will be in stores in North America on February 23rd, 2005, for both the Sony PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Xbox.

'Stronghold 2' - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 12:44 p.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 ...

'The Matrix ' Launch Dates Announced

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 12:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The highly anticipated continuation to the Matrix film trilogy, The Matrix Online will begin unveiling a story full of twists and action when the game is released in March in United States and April in Europe. The massively multi-player online game co-published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and SEGA has been in beta testing for months and features many of the original talent from the films.

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

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition is the quintessential racing game for any true aficionado of the automotive and racing lifestyle. Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition is the only game to offer a full range of street vehicle culture including over 50 fully customizable licensed vehicles. The full spectrum includes import tuners, motorcycles and luxury rides all of which are fully customizable in both style and performance.

'TimeSplitters Future Perfect' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 12:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In TimeSplitters Future Perfect, Cortez - the hero from previous installments - returns with humanity on the brink of destruction. With the help of some familiar faces (some very familiar!) he must chase a mystery foe across different time periods to trace the origins of the TimeSplitters and save the day.

'Pump It Up: Exceed' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mastiff today announced they will publish Pump It Up, the hot dancing game storming through Latin America, the UK, France, and Korea, for the PS2 and Xbox. The arcade version of Pump It Up was recently featured in two national commercials and has appeared on television shows such as Steve Harvey's Big Time and The George Lopez Show.

'Act of War: Direct Action' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 9:56 a.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.

'Guild Wars' to Launch April 28

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ArenaNet and NCsoft Corporation today announced that Guild Wars will be available at retail on April 28, 2005. Players who preorder Guild Wars will be able to use their preorder access codes to start playing the full game on April 27, 2005.

'Rig 'n' Roll' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Players will step into the shoes of a young man in the year 2024 as he arrives in the Independent State of California to pursue his dreams of road domination and capture the Californian cargo transportation market. There are miles of highways to conquer and cities and towns to reach as he becomes the greatest trucker on the highways. But for now, he's starting small. With only a small amount of cash and his huge desire to rule the road.

'The Matrix: Path of Neo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that this holiday season, it will return to the universe of "The Matrix" with a new game that lets players assume the role of actor Keanu Reeves' lead character Neo and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy, including the original film.

'World Tour Soccer 2006' (PS2) Cover Athlete Signed - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the signing of Manchester United and U.S. National Team goalkeeper, Tim Howard, to be the cover athlete for the upcoming release of World Tour Soccer 2006 for the PS2. Read more for details & screens...

'The Matrix Online' European Beta Testers Needed!

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Beta testing on The Matrix Online has been underway for some time in the US, but as the game is nearing its launch date, the development team is keen to get some Euro gamers on board. This is your chance to be among the first Europeans to get their hands on the scintillating continuation of the Matrix saga.

'Singles 2: Triple Trouble' Gets Release Date - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 8:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arh .. Love is in the air. 2004 was a mixed year for relationships. Peter and Jordan found love in the rain forest, Jude and Sadie went their separate ways, Sven got caught in scandal and Deep Silver launched its controversial PC title Singles: Flirt Up Your Life. Launching May 2005, the Singles get their first sequel in the form of Singles 2: Triple Trouble, involving players in a brand new episode of the Singles lives.

Midway's Surreal Studio Gets New Creative Director

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway announced today that it has named David Sears a creative director at Midway's internal studio Surreal, based in Seattle, WA. An industry veteran with more than 10 years of experience in game design and development, Sears will report directly to Alan Patmore, head of Surreal Software. Mr. Sears joins Midway from Zipper Interactive, where he served as both creative director and lead designer on the multi-million unit selling SOCOM series.

'Most Anticipated Games of 2005' - Part 2

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 8:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2005

You are witnessing Worthplaying history in the making, as we launch "part two" of our most anticipated games of 2005. Yesterday we revealed the bottom half of the top 20, and today we announce what the WP staff considers the 10 most anticipated games for the upcoming year. Head on over to our Most Anticipated Games of 2005 section for the final results!

'Aurora Watching: Gorky Zero' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 8:10 a.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.

'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 4:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands.

'East Front' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

East Front is a high-tech first-person 3D-shooter. The action takes place in the alternate universe where fascist Germany won in the Second World War. A soldier of the German Resistance, Karl Stolz, turns out to be involved in the deadly play of mysterious powers, and at stake is control over the whole world. Read more for two new screens...

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - Game Details & Screens

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 3:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV are pleased to release further details of the highly anticipated grand strategy title, 'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars'. The sequel expands upon the international acclaimed, award winning formula of Cossacks: European Wars, which has sold to date, over 2.5 million copies worldwide.

Legend Studios Cancels Deal With Strategy First

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 3:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Legend Studios today announced that Canadian Publisher Strategy First has lost the rights to publish and distribute the Real Time Strategy game War Times developed by Legend Studios. Read more for details ..

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2005 @ 1:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Nexuiz' - Screens

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

Nexuiz is a 3D deathmatch game that is simply first person shooting reduced to the very basics with perfect weapon balancing. With its very intense and fast gameplay, it will hook the user in. Nexuiz uses such technology as curved surfaces with its detailed maps, bumpmapping, realtime shadows, 64 player support, and an advanced model format. Read more for some new screens ...