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'Blitzkrieg II' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 10:57 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.

'Gretzky NHL' (PSP) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 10:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This spring, gamers can take their hockey game on the road and play anytime, anywhere with Gretzky NHL for the PSP handheld entertainment system. Officially licensed by the NHL and NHLPA, Gretzky NHL for the PSP features fast-paced skating, precision passing, bone-jarring checks and players that convey the power and emotion of their sport.

'MLB' (PSP) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 10:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Welcome to the Show.' This spring, baseball fans will be able to play America’s pastime anytime, anywhere with MLB for the PSP. Read more for details and screens ...

'World Tour Soccer' (PSP) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 10:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring 128 club teams, 86 international teams, nine international classic teams from the past, nine classic club teams from the past, seven league all-star teams, six international super teams and eight different stadiums, World Tour Soccer for the PSP provides gamers with the ultimate soccer experience.

'NBA' (PSP) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 10:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This spring, 989 Sports will introduce the first, real, basketball simulation ever created for handheld entertainment system. NBA for the PSP will provide gamers with all the fast-breaks, precision passing, and above the rim action that fans have come to expect from their sport.

Various Game Trailers #439

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 6:08 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 :

  • Jade Empire - Trailer #9
  • 1944: Battle of the Bulge - Trailer
  • Splinter Cell Chaos Theory - Trailer
  • Conspiracy: Weapons of Mass Destruction - Trailer
  • The Sims 2: University - Rock Trailer
  • TOCA Race Driver 2 - Trailer [PSP]
  • Spider-Man 2 - Trailer [PSP]

'Half-Life 2 Deathmatch' Gets Steamy Update #9

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 5:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding yet another update for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Source SDK, and Source Engine. The Update will mainly focus on Half-Life 2: Deathmatch. and includes the addition of the Stunstick, SLAM, and the Crowbar. It will also include a new original map made by Valve, Steamlab. Next week there will be a CS update, which will include a new map called cs_compound, along with a number of smaller changes and bug fixes. Restart Steam for the updates ...

'Hidden Stroke II' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 5:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With Hidden Stroke II, the Allied Power Team created a rousing sequel of Hidden Stroke. The completely new designed damage system and many new features are waiting for the fan of strategy. Further new units are ready for action in new thrilling campaigns and missions. Cities and coasts aren't safe - The war has begun.

'Far Cry' - v1.31 Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 5:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released an updated v1.31 dedicated linux server for Crytek's Far Cry to bring it up to par with the previously released client patch which addressed a multiplayer exploit. Read more for download links ...

'T-72: Balkans On Fire!' Announced - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 4:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefront.com and IDDK announced today that they have signed an exclusive agreement to bring the groundbreaking new tank simulation T-T-72: Ballkans On Fire! to the market. T-72: Balkans on fire! is a groundbreaking new Tank simulation by Russian game developers IDDK/Crazy House. Set in the violent period of civil wars in Yugoslavia from 1991 to 1995, it puts the player as a Russian volunteer tank commander right into the turret of some of the best tanks the Russians built ­ the T-72B, the T-55A and the T-34-85.

'Fear & Respect' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 1:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fear & Respect is an innovative action/adventure videogame based in the intense, urban environment of South Central Los Angeles. The game is being developed in collaboration with writer/director John Singleton (Boyz N the Hood, Baby Boy, 2 Fast 2 Furious). Read more for the first screens ...

'Codename: Panzers: Phase Two' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 1:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Codename: Panzers, Phase Two will bring armchair generals to the war-torn battlefields of Africa, Southern Europe and the Balkans where they will fight as the Anglo-American Allies, the German-Italian Axis or the Yugoslavian resistance. A complement of heroes, both new and familiar, will be the players' alter egos in dozens of new missions as they attempt to lead their troops to victory.

'Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 1:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is an Action/Adventure title driven by both intense single and multi-player action. Similar to the recently released Mortal Kombat: Deception, background interactions (i.e., acid pits, living trees, spiked ceilings, etc.), multiple new fatalities, and action-based puzzles will also play an important role in the player’s quest for an “outstanding” victory.

'Brothers in Arms' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Finished?

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 1:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The work log counter on Gearbox Software's website has reached zero, which could indicated that it has finished development on Ubisoft's WW2 tactical FPS. No official announcement has been made yet by Ubisoft, but the website does mention that there are no work items left to complete and an announcement will be coming soon.

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

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 1:35 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.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 1:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cossacks: Napoleonic Wars returns one of the most successful strategy games of the past years to the real-time battlefield - with reinforcements: Meet Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and probably the most ingenious strategist in European history! Enter the battle on the side of one of 10 great European nations and rewrite European history in six exciting campaigns.

'L.A. Rush' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 1:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

L.A. Rush is an innovative racing videogame based on the sport of competitive street racing and the fanatical, ruthless lifestyles of those involved. A reinvention of the classic Midway Rush franchise, L.A. Rush is scheduled for release in spring 2005 on the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Read more for some new screens ...

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

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 1:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NARC is a mission-based 3rd-person action game set against a stylized, modern-day backdrop of the War on Drugs. Players take on the roles of elite NARC squad members Marcus Hill, a DEA Agent with a squeaky clean image and Jack Forzenski, a cop on probation and fresh out of rehab. Together they investigate a new mystery drug that has hit the streets called liquid soul. In the fight against a powerful international drug cartel Marcus and Jack will encounter a web of lies, betrayals, and a cast of underworld characters.

'Still Life' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 12:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Still Life lets you play the role of FBI agent Victoria McPherson. Situated in Chicago, you are on the heels of a serial killer, much like your grandfather did 60 years earlier in Prague (Microids' Post Mortem). By means of flashbacks and timewarps, you will travel to locations like Eastern Europe to interrogate suspects, or North America, to scrutinize dead bodies.

'Area 51' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Area 51 is set in the U.S. government's most top-secret and secure facility located in the Nevada desert. Players take on the role of Lt. Nick Cross, a hazardous biological waste specialist sent to investigate. Read more for details, and a few screens..

'Tenchu: Fatal Shadows' (PS2) Sneaks Into Stores

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the availability of Tenchu: Fatal Shadows exclusively on the PlayStation2. This fourth installment of the critically-acclaimed Tenchu franchise redefines the stealth-action genre once again, appealing to gamers of all skill levels.

'Condemned' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America and SEGA Europe Ltd. today announced Condemned, a suspense-filled, first-person psychological thriller game developed exclusively for the next generation of game consoles and the PC. The hunt for a serial killer has never seemed so terrifyingly real, prompting top gaming enthusiast publication Game Informer to comment that: "Condemned has redefined the horror genre (March 2005)."

'The Moment of Silence' - Demo #2 Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Moment of Silence is a high-tech political thriller. When a SWAT team storms Peter Wright neighbour's apartment, it is Peter's job to uncover the truth behind his mysterious disappearance. The North American demo contains the Lower East Side of the city; once you get out of your cab, you talk to gang members, a street-walker, a couple of dudes in an internet cafe. Read more for download links ...

Vivendi Brings 'Bloodrayne 2' (ALL) And 'Advent Rising' (ALL) To Europe

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced a global distribution agreement with Majesco to distribute two of its most thrilling titles; BloodRayne 2 available for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and PC, and Advent Rising set for release on the Xbox and PC.

'Star Wolves' - English Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 8:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wolves is a 3D space RPG with strategy elements. The game thrusts players into a world of freelance space hunters in the XXI-XXII Century A.D. during a time of political crisis for the all-powerful Empire and the three mega-corporations that control all the known worlds. Excalibur has released the English demo featuring a tutorial and one Standard Patrol mission. Read more for download links ...

'Huxley' MMOFPS Using Unreal 3 Engine Revealed

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

Korean developer Webzen has been making qite a few announcements lately and hidden in the previous APB announcement was a small blurb on a new massively multiplayer online first person shooter (MMOFPS) called Huxley, that leverages the latest Unreal 3 game engine and is scheduled to release in 2006. Beyond Unreal has a few artwork screens...

Get Your Free Xbox ... Power Cord Replacement

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 8:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As a precautionary measure, Microsoft today announced that it will voluntarily replace the power cords on 14.1 million Xbox consoles worldwide. The replacement power cords are designed to protect consumers and their Xbox consoles from rare electrical component failures that can pose a fire hazard.

'Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War' Announced - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway today announced an exclusive publishing agreement with Stainless Steel Studios based in Cambridge, Massachusetts for Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War, a new historical, real-time strategy game that is scheduled to ship in winter 2005. The agreement furthers Midway's entrance into the premium PC games market and underscores the company's commitment to partner with the industry's top development talent.

'Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 7:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway announced today the rebirth of the legendary Gauntlet franchise with Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows. Lead by industry veterans John Romero (Doom, Quake) and Josh Sawyer (Icewind Dale), developed by Midway's San Diego studio, Seven Sorrows is scheduled for release on the PS2, Xbox and PC this winter.

'The Suffering: Ties That Bind' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 7:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway today announced The Suffering: Ties That Bind, sequel to the genre-defining and award winning action/horror game, The Suffering. Developed by Midway's internal studio, Surreal Software, The Suffering: Ties That Bind is scheduled to ship for the PS2, Xbox and PC in Fall 2005. Read more for details and 40 screens...

'Constantine' (PS2/Xbox) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 7:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced today that Constantine for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox is available at retailers across North America. The game, developed by Bits Studios, is based on the upcoming Warner Bros. Pictures release of "Constantine," an adaptation of the DC Comics/Vertigo Hellblazer graphic novels.

2K Games Signs 'World Poker Tour' (ALL) License Deal

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 7:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports, the sports division of 2K Games, today announced that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with WPT Enterprises, Inc. for World Poker Tour (WPT) interactive poker games. The console, PC, and handheld games are in development at both Coresoft and Backbone studios.

'F.E.A.R.' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 1:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Monolith Productions, F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault and Recon), is an intense first person close-quarters combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging storyline. Read more for some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 1:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'MLB 2006' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 1:06 a.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...

'Pursuit Force' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 1:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEE announce the upcoming release of Pursuit Force, a fast-paced arcade-action game, that fuses driving and combat mechanics to create a unique gaming experience for PSPTM. Developed by Bigbig Studios, a new development team that pulls together some of the leading creative talent in the gaming industry, Pursuit Force follows the misadventures of a rookie Police Officer tracking down five criminal gangs across an entire fictional state in America.

PS2 Review - 'NanoBreaker'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Nanobreaker's futuristic world, Nano technology was originally developed to enrich humankind, but the nanomachines suddenly went awry. The machines began to harvest the blood of humans and the iron of buildings in an effort to construct an army of monster machines. It's up to the player to combat this threat and save the world from apocalypse.

PC Review - 'Space Interceptor: Project Freedom'

by Alanix on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 12:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Space Interceptor: Project Freedom, previously known as Project Earth 2, is a space combat game that offers adrenaline pumping gameplay coupled with stunning graphics. The campaign is built around an original storyline that features several unexpected twists and turns. A stand alone tutorial mode and a simple, intuitive user interface let you immerse yourself in the game world without irritating delays.

'6GUN' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 17, 2005 @ 12:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BattleBorne Entertainment's 6GUN (working title) is a yet unannounced action combat shooter that blends gameplay elements from many popular action games as well as several of its own highly unique and innovative features. Read more for the first screens ...