In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with over 100 players in some of the largest online battles on the PC. Check these new screens...
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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.
Ubisoft and Disney Interactive today announced the launch of Disney's Winnie the Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly Adventure. The game features Winnie the Pooh, one of Disney's most beloved properties, and a great birthday adventure in the Hundred Acre Wood. Rated 'E' for everyone, the game is releasing on the PS2, GameCube and GBA
Combining fast paced action with strategic battle planning, Darwinia features a novel and intuitive control mechanism, a graphical style ripped from '80s retro classics, and a story concerning a tribe of video game sprites trapped in a modern 3D game world. Darwinia has gone gold and will be available in less than 3 weeks.
While it has been known for some weeks now, there has not been an official announcement, until today. CDV Software announced today that Codename: Panzers, Phase Two, the sequel to CDV's critically acclaimed WWII real-time strategy title, Codename: Panzers, Phase One, is in development for the PC and is scheduled to invade U.S. retail stores in June 2005. Read more for details and screens ...
Konami America today announced it has shipped Yu-Gi-Oh! 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005 for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance to retail stores nationwide.
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.
Konami America today announced that NanoBreaker for the PS2 has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Developed by Koji Igarashi, the producer of the legendary Castlevania series, NanoBreaker puts a unique shape-shifting Plasma Blade into the hands of gamers as they rip their way through an extraordinary sci-fi world to defend humankind from annihilation.
"The newly proposed violent video game legislation in California smacks of me-too politics in a vain effort for local politicians to garner some perceived moral high ground when clearly there is none to be had. Assemblyman Yee knows well that the IEMA member companies have just recently implemented nation-wide carding policies in an effort to inhibit the sale of M-rated games to minors, rendering redundant pieces of legislation wholly unnecessary and a frivolous and irresponsible waste of taxpayer resources. The bottom line on this matter is that retailers have made the public commitment to partner with parents, and quite frankly you simply cannot legislate sound parenting. We again welcome responsible parties interested in making a tangible difference on the issue to work with us, rather than pursue a legislative course proven unconstitutional time and again."
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 :
- The Matrix Online - Exiles Trailer
- Empire Earth 2 - Rex Bradford Interview Part 1
Based on briefings and scenarios supplied by S.A.S. veterans, The Regiment is a tense, accurate simulation of close quarters combat. Lead four-man teams in assaults on terrorist strongholds. Rescue hostages held at gunpoint. Recreate the deadly climax to the Iranian Embassy Siege of 1980. Fight battles in Britain's corridors of power in a daring rescue at the Houses of Parliament or tackle the nightmare scenario of a terrorist takeover of a subway system. Read more for 40 new screens and the first ingame trailer ...
Codemasters announced today the acclaimed stealth action title Second Sight has shipped to retail outlets nationwide for the PC. Second Sight is the first PC title from Free Radical Design, creators of the TimeSplitters series. Second Sight is also currently available for next generation consoles.
Spring 1945: World War 2 is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for a devastated Berlin. The cold war starts... As a sniper, recruited by the OSS (former CIA), it is the beginning of a lonely stealth mission in the Russian territory. In development since 2003, Sniper Elite is a sniping/stealth game due to be released on PS2, PC and Xbox May 2005.
The Adventure Company today announced The Moment of Silence, an investigative thriller for PC has gone gold for North America. This title will ship to retailers Wednesday, February 23, 2005.
Created by Texas-based Gearbox Software, Brothers in Arms is the most realistic and authentic WWII shooter ever. While other WWII games have sugarcoated the war experience, Brothers in Arms is based on a true story and will immerse gamers into the gritty, uncensored and emotionally-charged side of war. Read more for 28 new screens ...
Namco announced today its role-playing game, Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse, has shipped to North American retail outlets. Developed by Monolith Software Inc. in Japan, Xenosaga Episode II continues the celebrated story of Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht.
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.
In Popeye: Rush for Spinach, the Sea Hag witch has stolen the world's supply of spinach to feed her ghosts. Now Popeye and three other playable characters, Olive Oyl, Bluto and Wimpy, must race to defeat her. Players can choose to compete in a series of races within the storyline, compete in 1-on-1 races against each character on each level, race one level or compete against a human opponent.
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.
THQ and Relic Entertainment today announced the expansion pack to their critically acclaimed real-time strategy hit Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War. Featuring a deeper single player experience and even more intense Dawn of War action, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault will also include a brand new, fifth race - The Imperial Guard. Read more for the first screens...
Midway today announced that it has signed a multi-territory agreement with Cartoon Network, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, to publish video games based on five of the network's ADULT SWIM programs: Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show, Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law, Sealab 2021, and Space Ghost Coast to Coast.
SNK Playmore will be releasing its popular 2D platform shooter Metal Slug 4 and Metal Slug 5 as a double-pack on the Xbox in North America. While it is expected to ship mid April 2005, no specific information is available at this point, but at least we got some screens to show for.
Webzen has signed the worldwide online game publishing rights to All Points Bulletin (APB), the first online game developed by David Jones, the creator of the multi-million unit selling video game, Grand Theft Auto, and his UK-based game development company, Real Time Worlds.
WarioWare: Touched! is the Nintendo DS game you've been waiting for; 9-Volt, Kat, Ana, Dr. Crygor, Jimmy, Mona and, of course, Wario are back. Wario may not always be nice, but he knows how to have a good time. WarioWare: Touched! provides hours of dual-screen fun, as players zip through more than 180 mini-games.
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.
Pick it up at your local retailer or online store and experience the first mission-based football game from EA SPORTS. 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.
Electronic Arts announced today that NASCAR SimRacing from the EA SPORTS brand is shipping for the PC. NASCAR SimRacing was developed by a dedicated PC production team for more than 18 months with the help of NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series drivers including Ryan Newman and Dale Earnhardt Jr. The drivers' contribution to the game assisted the team in producing the most realistic NASCAR PC simulation game to date.
Sony Online Entertainment today announced that it has shipped EverQuest: Dragons of Norrath, the next expansion for the popular PC Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), EverQuest. EverQuest: Dragons of Norrath is now available at retail and via digital download from Sony Online Entertainment for U.S. $29.99.
Blizzard today announced that World of Warcraft has become an overnight success in Europe, achieving record-breaking sales in its first 24 hours since the game launched on Friday, 11th February. World of Warcraft has sold-through an estimated 280,000 copies at retail on day-one, this figure rose to more than 380,000 units being sold-through by the end of the first weekend.
Stalingrad is a real-time strategy based on the modified Blitzkrieg engine. The game tells a story of one of the most dramatic periods of World War II and covers all major events from June 1942 till January 1943. The game consists out of two campaigns. Great Battles of World War II: Stalingrad will be released in Europe in March 2005 in a special edition box containing a 64 page full color manual and an interactive war encyclopedia dedicated to Stalingrad battle.
The game that started it all is back and badder than ever! Graphically improved and developed with NovaLogic’s latest game engine, Delta Force One: Next Gen not only enhances a proven winner, but adds to it, offering seasoned Delta Force fanatics and FPS fans new to the franchise, a fresh perspective on the game that broke the mold in modern combat FPS games. Over 70 levels of combat to test your CQB and long range engagement skills as a Delta Force Operator.
- Age of Empires III Q&A with Ensemble's Greg Street on TotalVideoGames
- Still Life Q&A with Microids' Mathieu Lariviere on GameZone
- Psychotoxic Q&A with Nuclearvision's Tim Bruns on CGOnline
- The Suffering: Ties that Bind Q&A with Surreal's Richard Rouse III on IGN
- The Matrix Online Q&A with Warner Brothers' Jason Hall on Gamespy
- FIFA Street Q&A with EA's Robert McCracken on GameZone
- Project Snowblind Q&A with Crystal Dynamics' Zak McClendon on CGOnline
In Soldner: Marine Corps, you become part of a special operations squad or could even command the team. Equipped with the best weapons in modern warfare the player joins one of two teams who combat each other in an action driven tactical war. With ground, airborne and water vehicles available, it’s the players choice how to support the team and how to achieve victory.
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 ...
by Paul Reith on Feb. 15, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews
Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade is a fast-paced, hack 'n slash action game with randomly-generated environments, monsters and items, beautiful 3D graphics and wireless cooperative multiplayer gameplay, offering a compelling, on-the-go gameplay experience. Sony Online was in town and decided to show us its latest RPG in action.
by Geson Hatchett on Feb. 15, 2005 @ 12:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
The mysteries surrounding the Rune of Punishment will be answered in the newest installment of the hit RPG series, Suikoden IV. Follow the plight of a young knight as he struggles with a powerful Rune that slowly steals the life of its bearer. The oceanic environment filled with huge ships and vast oceans is brought to life with a captivating score, dynamic lighting effects and highly detailed 3D models.