'Tin Soldiers: Alexander the Great' - v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 10:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Matric Games has released the first update for its strategy game Tin Soldiers: Alexander the Great. This update brings your retail game to v1.01 fixes a problem with the AI exposing their rear flank when attacking and repaired a small bug that caused a menu hang in certain machines. Additionally a spelling error was found and fixed. Read more for details and download links ...

'Blitz: Playmakers' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Is Now Called 'Blitz The League'

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 10:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blitz: The League will feature a powerful story mode that, for the first time ever in a football videogame, explores the realism, lifestyle and drama found in professional football. Players will take the helm of a downtrodden football franchise and retool the players and coaching staff in a quest to guide them to the league championship. Additional features include intense multiplayer action with head-to head online play and complete customization of players, teams, stadiums and more.

'S.C.S. Dangerous Waters' Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 9:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefront.com and Sonalysts announce today that the inaugural title of the Sonalysts Combat Simulations brand, named S.C.S. Dangerous Waters! is now available for order and shipping! S.C.S. - Dangerous Waters! is not sold in stores, and is only available via mail order directly from www.battlefront.com.

'Killer 7' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 8:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Killer 7, players take on the role of Harman Smith an unlikely assassin who lives life at his own pace. Switching between seven different personalities, he employs each character’s abilities to terminate targets he deems "deserving to die." Read more to check out some screens ...

'SWAT 4' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 5:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five police officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. This single-player demo features one mission, a hostage situation in Victory Imports Auto Center, and also the Quick Mission Maker, allowing you to make your own variations of this mission (thanks Boomtown). Read more for downloadl inks ...

'Destroy All Humans!' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 4:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Use destructive weapons and innate mental powers to take on the most feared enemy in the galaxy - Mankind! Play as Crypto, an alien warrior sent to Earth to clear the way for the Furon invasion force. Your mission is to infiltrate humanity, control them, harvest their brain stems and ultimately destroy them. You choose the method - infiltration or disintigration!

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

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 3:56 p.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 and an awesome trailer showing multiplayer action ...

'Day of Defeat: Source' Approaching Beta

by Judy on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 3:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Day of Defeat: Source, Valve's World War II-themed multiplayer action game, is approaching beta and will be available early this spring via Steam. A team-based multiplayer game that cast players in the Axis vs. Allies battles of Western Europe circa 1944, Day of Defeat: Source leverages the power of the Source engine to introduce integrated physics simulation technology, all new audio, updated maps, enhanced effects and more. More information about Day of Defeat: Source will be released in the coming weeks.

'Cold Fear' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 2:25 p.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.

'Gran Turismo 4' (PS2) Screeches into Stores

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

Today, Gran Turismo 4 launches and is available nationwide exclusively for the PlayStation 2. To celebrate the launch, consumers in LA had the opportunity to receive free gas and play the game at a Mobil Gas Station that was transformed into the official Gran Turismo pit stop from 6-10am this morning. Read more to check out the event photos, and car and soundtrack lists ...

Various Game Trailers #443

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 2:06 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 :

  • Darkwatch - Trailer #8
  • Empire Earth 2 - Rex Bradford Interview Part 2
  • Dungeon Lords - Trailer #6
  • Neverend - Trailer
  • Obscure - Trailer #3

'Major League Baseball 2K5' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 1:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Live fastballs, suicide squeezes, grass-staining dives, seventh-inning stretches, walk-off homeruns, peanuts and hotdogs… these are just some of the things that make the sport of baseball America’s favorite pastime. The victory of a baseball game can depend on the walk-off homerun in the ninth inning or a simple second base steal.

'Project: Snowblind' (PS2/Xbox) Assaults Retails Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos today announced it will ship to stores across North America the highly-anticipated Project: Snowblind for the PS2 and Xbox on February 22, 2005. Project: Snowblind follows the story of one man’s transformation from soldier to bio-enhanced super human. The result of which will bring forth a revolution in the FPS genre.

'WWE WrestleMania 21' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 1:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

WrestleMania can define a legacy, and yours is about to be written. The greatest spectacle in sports-entertainment comes to Xbox with WWE WrestleMania 21. Read more for additional details & screens..

'Guild Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 1:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Guild Wars is a Competitive Online Role Playing Game with an emphasis on rewarding player skill. In large head-to-head guild battles, cooperative group combat, and single player missions, players will explore a fantasy world while pursuing professions and acquiring skills to develop their own personalized character. Unique items, special abilities, and a wide variety of skills add meaningful value for the player and for their comrades.

'Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Irrational Games is proud to announce that Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich has gone gold. Freedom Force vs. The official Freedom Force website, www.freedomfans.com, has expanded to include an on-line store where the much anticipated sequel can be pre-ordered directly from Irrational. Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich will be distributed to retail stores by Vivendi throughout North America. Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich will be available in stores on March 8th.

'Kessen III' (PS2) Charges Into Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 12:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that Kessen III is shipping to retailers throughout North America. Kessen III is the first sequel in almost four years and uses a completely updated Crowd Engine to deliver the most exciting battle scenes and action-oriented gameplay in the series- all in full 3D. Players will have direct real-time control of troop movements, offensives, and defensive maneuvers. Moreover, allied units can join the player-controlled unit to create combination attacks.

Sony Confirms PSP Button Issues

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to TechJapan, Sony has confirmed that the controller buttons on some PSP units may become stuck and not return to their default position. The defect occurs in part of the initial shipment of PSP units and is caused by excess plastic not being completely removed during the molding and manufacturing process of the outer cabinet. As a result, when a button is pressed, it can become caught on the excess plastic and not return fully to its default position. Sony is conducting a free repair program for users who have PSP units affected by this problem. The defect is not present in PSP units fabricated in 2005 and currently being sold.

'Ys: The Ark of Napishtim' (PS2) Breezes into Stores

by Judy on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 11:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami today announced that Ys: The Ark of Napishtim for the PlayStation 2 has shipped to retail stores nationwide. It is the sixth game in the multi-million selling series and is Japan's most popular role-playing game (RPG) for PC CD-ROM.

'America's Army: Rise of a Soldier' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that America's Army: Rise of a Soldier will be available in summer 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. Ubisoft and the U.S. Army are working together to develop a new and unique experience for console gamers that features all the action-packed realism that players have come to expect from the America's Army game brand.

'Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition' Coming to North America

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that it has reached a co-publishing agreement with Merscom to bring Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition to North American retail. Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition, known in Europe as Kult: Heretic Kingdoms, is an isometric role playing game that combines an engaging, unconventional story with immersive game mechanics.

'Battlefield 2' Gets Pushed Back to June

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DICE's financial results reveals that the release date of Battlefield 2 has now been set to June 2005. This implies that Digital Illusions will not be making any game releases in the first quarter of the current year. During spring 2005 an upgraded version of Battlefield Vietnam will be launched. It will include the actual game as well as additional material released via internet.

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - v3355 Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic has released a new patch for its sci-fi FPS Unreal Tournament 2004. This patch brings your retail game to v3355 and addresses the usual slew of bug fixes, network enhancements, and gameplay tweaks. This new patch is compatible with the ECE Bonus Pack. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Auto Assault' Beta Goes worldWide

by Judy on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Due to the amazing number of requests and feedback NCSoft received when they announced the US sign-up last week for the upcoming beta test, the Auto Assault beta registration has now been expanded to allow sign-ups from around the world. Sign up for your free PlayNC account or sign in with your existing one. Once you’ve logged in to PlayNC, you can follow the link provided to sign up for the Auto Assault beta. There will be both US and European betas for Auto Assault, though exact dates have not yet been released. Watch the official Auto Assault website for more details as they’re available.

'Republic Dawn' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Republic Dawn is a vast MMOG first person space game based around an embryonic society devastated by a sudden attack. The players must rebuild the Republic facing tough political, economic and military decisions along the way. During this time a deep story of human struggle will be acted out with the players challenging every decision. With a progressive and immersive gaming environment of unique depth and detail, Republic Dawn promises to be a definitive MMO game.

'Mortyr 2' Invades North American Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hip Interactive announced today that Mortyr 2 is now available in North America for $19.99. In the year 2093 the Nazi's control Earth after winning the Second World War. They appear to possess a time machine, which gives them ultimate power. As one of the members of the conspiracy, you decide to move back to the year 1944 to change the course of the war.

Paradox Interactive's 'Strategy 6-pack' In Position At Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today that their Strategy 6-pack has shipped to stores in North America. The pack is rated E for Everyone and has a SRP of $19.99.

'Bionicle: Maze of Shadows' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Six great heroes, the Toa Metru, search for the power to awaken their sleeping people, the Matoran. They have entered the deadly Maze of Shadows – an underground labyrinth teeming with unfriendly Rahi, full of traps and puzzles. Captured by the vicious Karzhahni, the Toa Metru are forced on a quest to the very heart of the Maze of Shadows. Now you must lead them through the many dangers ahead. Take control of all six Toa Metru, and use their individual special skills to overcome the challenges which face them.

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

by Judy on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 8:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed a few days ago through these screens, BattleBorne Entertainment today announced the development of the studio's second game 6GUN (working title). 6GUN is a third person modern tactical-action game being designed for the PS2, Xbox and PC platforms. The title will be ready in 2006.

'The Roots' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 8:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Roots combines a classic RPG with dynamic gameplay and the fast paced plot characteristic of action-adventure games. The Roots has a complex, multi-threaded storyline and a vast world, which the player discovers whilst traveling with his party, fighting various monsters and living through great adventures.

'MVP Baseball 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Slugs into Retail

by Judy on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 8:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Opening Day has come early as Electronic Arts announced today that MVP Baseball 2005 has shipped to retailers nationwide and is available in stores under the EA SPORTS brand.

'Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars' Also Coming to Xbox

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 7:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cenega Publishing is proud to announce its debut title release for the Xbox! The first great tile: Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars is at the final stage and is expected to be released simultaneously with its PC counterpart.

'Area 51' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 7:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games today announced the official AREA 51 Web site is now live. Exploding with fresh content, FPS fans and conspiracy theorists alike can now access an extensive amount of screenshots, video featurettes, trailers, character bios and much more. AREA 51 is scheduled to ship for the PlayStation2, the Xbox and PC on April 25, 2005.

Conspiracy Entertainment to Publish PSP Titles

by Judy on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 7:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Conspiracy Entertainment today announced that they have been approved as a PSP publisher for the North American territory. The company is currently looking for licenses and developers on this platform, and no release dates are available at this time.

'FIFA Street' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Kicks Off At Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 7:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that FIFA Street, the new title under the EA SPORTS BIG brand, has shipped to retailers worldwide. FIFA Street introduces the combination of arcade action blended with the culture of freestyle street soccer. By removing the rules from the simulation soccer experience, FIFA Street exposes the heart of the world's beautiful game, on-the-ball flare and individual style.

'Dungeon Lords' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeon Lords blends the depth of an epic Fantasy RPG with the flexibility of an FPS-style control system. Gamers journey through a land of ancient castles and dungeon lairs to engage in real-time tactical combat with a variety of deadly foes. It's not just about the battles though, as magic spells and hundreds of powerful weapons and artifacts play a huge role in the game.

'Runaway 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 1:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pendulo Studios is working on a followup to last year's hit title Runaway: A Road Adventure, an adventure game with 3D characters with a cartoon look and high-impact visual features that include 2D and 3D in an unmatchable style.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Fight Night Round 2'

by Alanix on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 1:04 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Fight Night Round 2 will let you go head-to-head with the best of boxing including Bernard Hopkins, Middleweight Champion of the World and cover athlete for EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 2, as well as legendary boxers Muhammad Ali, Evander Holyfield and Joe Frazier. We had a chance to check out a build, read more for some impressions.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 1:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Flashpoint Germany' - v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 12:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games released the first patch for its tactical war game, Flashpoint Germany. This update brings your retail game to v1.01 adds new features such as global doctrine changes, improved combat resolution and additional artillery animations. Read more for details and download links ...

'Cold Fear' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Combining his expertise in programming and mixing hit records with the highest production values, Tom Salta has written the modern, industrial-fused orchestral soundtrack for Cold Fear, the new action-horror title from Ubisoft under development by Darkworks Studio for PS2 and Xbox.

PS2/Xbox/PC Review - 'Playboy: The Mansion'

by Alanix on Feb. 22, 2005 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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. Gamers also will live the lifestyle, rubbing elbows with stunning women and popular celebrities, and share the mystique of the Mansion by hosting extravagant, exciting parties. This preview features nudity, so parental discretion advised...