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'Cold Fear' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Official Website Launched

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 9:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has launched the official Cold Fear website, head on over there for a gruesome inside-look into Darkworks survival horror title and find all the most up-to-date content and assets about the game and to participate in community forums.

'MVP Baseball 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 9:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Level the playing field with the EA SPORTS Hitter’s Eye in MVP Baseball 2005. With unprecedented control of your at-bat, the ability to move in the batter’s box and the power to read the pitch, master the art of hitting and own the plate with an unprecedented offensive toolbox. Along with an enhanced Dynasty Mode, you can take complete control of the team with the all-new Owner Mode.

'Dynasty Warriors 5' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 9:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on Luo Guanzhong's historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the Dynasty Warriors series of action games takes players back in time and onto the battlefields of Ancient China. In the games, players experience the thrill of fighting single-handedly against nearly endless legions of enemy soldiers in historical battles that shaped an empire.

'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' - v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 6:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released the first patch for its recent 3D RTS Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth. This update brings your retail game (English & German) to v1.01 and adds 3 new MP maps, a communicator, balance changes, quick match tweaks and the usual bug/crash fixes. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Reward Program Launched for 'Star Wars Galaxies' Players

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 5:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The development team of Star Wars Galaxies announced the launch of the Veteran Player Reward Program! Players of the game will be rewarded on their three month, six month and 12 month anniversaries with their choice of various very cool and impossible to get any other way in-game items. Starting next week, when a three month veteran player next logs in, they will have the opportunity to choose from a number of items, including a useful reward like a self-powered harvester or a fun item like a R2 droid miniature replica collectible.

'Ghost Recon 2' (NGC) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 for the Nintendo GameCube will be available in Spring 2005. Developed by Ubisoft's Shanghai studio, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 lets players embody Captain Scott Mitchell, leader of the elite Ghost Recon Special Forces team, in a crucial mission to defuse a dangerous situation in North Korea in 2007.

Various Game Trailers #427

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 5:12 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 :

  • Trackmania Sunrise - Trailer #3
  • Timesplitters Future Perfect - Trailer #5
  • Cold Fear - Trailer

'RPM Tuning' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 4:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Get behind the wheel and be ready to live numerous driving experiences in Los Angeles; choose your car to be fully customized: add loads of new tuning elements either on the body or in the mechanics of your car. Thus its behavior will change and evolve providing you with an always in-evolution sensation and appropriation feeling of your car. Once on the streets, drive freely wherever you want!

'Relic Entertainment' Founder Leaves

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 4:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

According to CGOnline Relic Entertainment founder Alex Garden has left the company. Relic was acquired by THQ last year, and a statement issued by the publisher said that Garden "wrapped up his projects for us, including facilitating the transition through the Relic acquisition, and is now focusing on projects apart from THQ."

'Codename Panzers: Phase Two' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 4:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV has released more info for Stormregion's Codename Panzers: Phase Two, which is expected spring 2005. Panzers: Phase Two sees the return of the Italian brothers Dario and Sergio, a deeper storyline, most of the Axis campaign will take place in Africa, with the Allies residing in Italy. Whoever finishes both campaigns gets to enjoy a bonus campaign in Yugoslavia. Read more for some new screens ...

'Will of Steel' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 2:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX Media/Tri Synergy have released a demo for Gameyus' upcoming modern warfare tactical 3D RTS Will of Steel. This demo features three levels (as opposed to only 1 in the previous demo) giving you the chance to wage war. Read more for download links ...

'World Tour Soccer 2006' (PS2) - Screens

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

World Tour Soccer 2006, developed exclusively for the PS2 by 989 Sports, features an unprecedented line-up of teams and players from around the globe in order to bring the excitement of the world's most popular sport to the forefront for gamers and soccer fans alike. Read more for 20+ new screens ...

'Guild Wars' Beta Weekend Event

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 1:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCSoft informed us that the next Guild Wars Beta Weekend Event will take place during the weekend of February 18-20. This special event will invite players to explore Ascalon before The Searing. Previous events have offered players a taste of the ruins of Ascalon, but the next event allows them to experience the beauty and grandeur of this magical place before the Charr decimated it. The event will begin at approximately 12:01 am PST on February 18 and access is restricted to players who have purchased the Guild Wars preorder box or have acquired a code through a contest or promotion.

'Project: Snowblind' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 1:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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. Read more for new screens ...

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 1:23 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 (thanks Tiscali).

'UEFA Champions League 2004-2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 1:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Xenosaga Episode II' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announced today that its PS2 exclusive RPG, Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Boese, has gone gold and will ship to North American retail outlets in February. Developed by Monolith Software Inc. in Japan, Xenosaga Episode II is the latest addition to Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht, which sold a million units worldwide.

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'FIFA Street' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FIFA Street is a combination of arcade action blended with the culture of freestyle street football. By removing the rules from the simulation football experience, 'FIFA Street' exposes the heart of the world's beautiful game, on-the-ball flare and individual style.

'Advent Rising' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Advent Rising, a common legend pervades the galaxy - that of a powerful, ancient race that will one day unite the universe. Millions of cultures from vastly distant worlds revere and hallow these mythological beings known as humans. One race, the Seekers, know humans actually exist and are threatened by their potential power. Under the guise of benevolent explorers, the Seekers travel throughout the galaxy in a desperate attempt to eradicate any human society they unearth. Check these new screens...

'7 Sins' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

7 Sins is an action-oriented life simulation that immerses mature players in a world of celebrity and greed, where the right relationship can help you claw your way up the career and social ladder. In a game universe where fame and fortune are all that really matter, players charm, finagle, fib, and finesse their way through seven campaigns and over 60 non-linear missions in hopes of reaching the top.

'The Matrix Online' European Launch Date - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Matrix will become reality as gamers everywhere log into The Matrix Online on March 25, 2005, to continue the saga of The Matrix movie trilogy.

'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 8:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD has launched the official StarGate SG-1: The Alliance website. In late 2005, JoWooD Productions will release the official Stargate game based upon the highly successful TV show by MGM, watched by over 17 millions weekly viewers worldwide. Read more for some additional screens...

Activision to Develop 'Shrek 3' (ALL)

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 8:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following Shrek 2's ranking as the #1 children's video game in the U.S. for calendar 2004, Activision and DreamWorks Animation announced that Activision will develop and publish video games based on the upcoming animated film, "Shrek 3," which is scheduled for release in summer 2007.

'Gran Turismo 4' (PS2) Gets North American Release Date

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 8:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced today the February 22, 2005 North American release of Gran Turismo 4, available exclusively for the PlayStation 2.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' Gets Further Delayed

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 8:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ Germany announced today that it is once more delaying the release of GSC Game World's highly anticipated FPS 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl'. Previously expected this coming may, no new date has been given at all, which is quite disturbing. The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DeathMatch, CTF, Cooperative, various team games and much more.

Midway Licenses Epic's Unreal 3 Engine For Future Titles

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 8:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games today announced a multi-year licensing agreement with Epic Games giving Midway use of Epic's Unreal Engine 3 technology and tools for next generation console and PC game development. Unreal Engine 3 technology and tools are now in use at Midway's internal studios including: Midway's Chicago studio (NBA Ballers and the Mortal Kombat franchise), Midway's Austin studio (Area 51; and Surreal Software, the creators of The Suffering.)

'God of War' (PS2) Gets European Relase Date

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 2:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Europe announce the Quarter 2, 2005 release of the PS2 exclusive God of War, delving a single-player combat action-adventure, based on the dark world of Ancient Greek mythology. Players take on the role of the infamous warrior Kratos, caught up in an engrossing narrative of violence, madness and revenge in which brutal combat is combined with fiendish puzzle-solving.

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

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 2:27 a.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.

'The Godfather' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) Officially Announced

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

EA and Viacom today announced a videogame based on The Godfather fiction is under development and will put gamers at the center of the action in one of history's most revered masterpieces. The book by Mario Puzo and classic film by Paramount Pictures serve as inspiration for the game as gamers will join the Corleone family and earn respect through loyalty and fear as they rise through the ranks to become Don in a living 1945-1955 New York. The game is scheduled for release in fall 2005 under the EA GAMES brand for the Xbox, PS2, PSP and PC.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

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

'Autofrag: SUMO' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Melted Games are proud to announce the release of their debut title Autofrag: SUMO. In this intense vehicle based shoot-em-up you compete with four AI drivers in a fight to the finish over 28 deadly arenas. You can use your roof-mounted machine gun along with a range of secondary weapons such as rocket launchers, flamethrowers and land mines to dispatch your opponents.

PSP Preview - 'Death Jr.'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 1:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Death Jr. is a new action platforming game that seamlessly blends elements from first-person shooters with the exploration of a third-person platformer and serves up a large dose of intense gameplay and weapon heavy combat for the PSP.

'Winning Eleven 8' (PS2/Xbox) Kicks Off In Retail

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

Konami America today announced that Winning Eleven 8 for the PS2 and Xbox has shipped to retail stores nationwide, with the PC version to follow on February 8th.

PC Preview - 'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 1:09 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich is a comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a brand new league of heroes and villains, overhauled combat system, and spectacular graphic enhancements.

Xbox Review - 'Mercenaries'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Feb. 2, 2005 @ 1:08 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Mercenaries is a revolutionary third-person combat-action game that delivers the next level of free-form gameplay in massive interactive environments. The game gives players the opportunity to take on the role of a soldier for hire in an open-ended world.