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'Hulk Smash!' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 10:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games has announced a new game for the PS2, Xbox, and GameCube based on Marvel's big green machine, The Incredible Hulk! Players can jump anywhere, climb anything and smash everything -- even destroy entire buildings -- as they create their own Hulk-powered weapons from anything they can rip out of the environment. An A-list collaboration of award-winning comic book writer Paul Jenkins, comic book artist Bryan Hitch, and an original score composed by Bill Brown and performed by the Los Angeles Orchestra, all combined with movie-quality sound effects, returns the monster to an authentic Hulk universe.

'1944: Battle of the Bulge' Gets UK Release Date

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 10:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

1944: Battle of the Bulge will once more make use of the powerful Walker 2 graphics engine, albeit maybe an updated version. The Battle of the Bulge is one of the most famous battles of WW2 which was fought between Allied forces and Germany in Normandy, Belgium during the winter of 1944. Digital Jesters announced that they will release 1944: Battle of the Bulge in the UK on April 1st 2005, and have also revealed a demo is coming shortly.

'Pariah' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 8:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pariah focuses on a robust immersive storyline that weaves survival elements into the traditional run-and-gun style of first-person action games. Unsurprising will be the graphic marvel and fine-tuned gameplay of Pariah, a trademark gamers have come to expect from any Digital Extremes game.

'Worms 3D' (Xbox) Crawls Into Stores

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 8:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America. today announced the availability of Worms 3D on the Xbox. This clever 3D re-imagining of the cult Worms franchise allows players to challenge friends at home and online, using Microsoft's Xbox Live service.

Red Orchestra Team Forms Tripwire Interactive

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 8:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The team formally known as The Red Orchestra team is ready for the next step. The first major project will of course be Red Orchestra. We will have more information on our further plans on Red Orchestra in the coming weeks. Next up we are also just as proud to announce that Tripwire will be at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) next week as guests of the Nvidia booth (booth 410). We will be running the latest version of Red Orchestra (3.2) and will be more then happy to talk with anybody who wants to see us. So feel free to drop by if you can attend.

'Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix' (PSP) - Screens

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 5:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix takes players on an all new skating blitzkrieg where they embark on the ultimate road trip from Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 in addition to wreaking havoc in four never-before-seen city-levels – Las Vegas, Atlanta, Kyoto and Santa Cruz -- that feature original goals, level changing events and unlockable characters.

'Spider-Man 2' (PSP) - Screens

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 4:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As Spider-Man, players must master new combo moves as they protect the city of Manhattan from the nefarious Doc Ock and other classic Marvel villains by swinging, jumping and wall-crawling through 19 new levels that extend beyond the film. Featuring an unprecedented depth of gameplay, players experience original storylines and battle through graphically rich 3D environments.

Bandai Games Reveals New Titles (GBA/NGC/PS2)

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 3:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Previously, Bandai America was a division within the organization but as of January 3rd will now be an independent company, Bandai Games. Some of the new titles that will be introduced this year include One Piece, a fun game for everyone that will feature exciting pirate characters in amazing settings; D.I.C.E., a stunning and action-packed videogame that is set in a perilous galaxy; and Zatch Bell, which features unique fighting characters that will appeal to all ages. We will have more details available shortly ...

Cartoon Network Launches Second Annual 'Project Goldmaster'

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 3:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cartoon Network will offer one up-and-coming game developer the opportunity to create a downloadable game featuring popular Cartoon Network characters from series such as Codename: Kids Next Door, The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, and Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends in its second annual 'Project Goldmaster' competition.

'Star Wars Republic Commando' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Assaults Stores

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 3:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts announced today that its squad based FPS Star Wars Republic Commando is now available in stores. Leading a 4-man squad of Republic Commandos, your missions take you deep behind enemy lines on over 14 intense and challenging levels through three different campaigns where you will face more than ten brutal enemies.

'Stolen' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 2:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Battlefield 2' - 36 New Screens

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 2:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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. Read more to check out 36 new screens, and a trailer showing off the 1st person perspective, weapons and vehicles...

'Sudeki' - Screens & Trailers

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 1:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ZOO Digital Publishing is bringing Climax's RPG Sudeki to the PC. Currently undergoing the latter stages of development, the game will be released at the End of March 2005. Already released on Xbox, the PC version of Sudeki remains faithful to the original's acclaimed gameplay, but takes the adventure to an even greater level with improved visuals and richer sound.

'Laser Squad Nemesis' Marches to North America - Screens

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

Got Game Entertainment today announced that it has reached a co-publishing agreement with Merscom to bring "Laser Squad Nemesis" for PC to North American retail. Developed by brothers Nick and Julian Gollop, the team behind the "X-Com" games, Laser Squad Nemesis is a tactical warfare game which combines a unique and innovative turn-based combat system with the action of real-time strategy games.

'PsychoToxic' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 1:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive announced today that its apocalyptic first person shooter, PsychoToxic, has gone gold and is on target to ship in the second week of March. Developed by Nuclearvision, this futuristic first person shooter takes gaming to a whole new level with its fast-paced action and outlandish dream worlds that have to be seen to be believed.

'Mercury' (PSP) - Screens

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 11:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mercury is a refreshingly unique game with roots in many genres. Mercury provides an addictive challenge through its simple gaming mechanic. Players "tilt" each level to maneuver the blobs of mercury, with various switches, platforms, obstacles, and hazards standing between level goals. Read more for new screens ...

'Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening' (PS2) Blasts its Way to Stores

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 11:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the return of the world's toughest demon slayer with the release of Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening, for the PlayStation2 . Devil May Cry 3 reintroduces the mysterious hero Dante in a riveting new game marked by complex storylines, striking graphics and unadulterated stylistic action.

'In the Groove' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 11:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

RedOctane announced today it has signed an agreement with developer Roxor Games, Inc. to release In the Groove, the high-energy dance game designed from the ground up by hardcore dance gamers. Based on the hit arcade game, In the Groove will be the first-ever published video game for RedOctane and will be available exclusively on the PS2.

'Ridge Racer' (PSP) Goes Gold - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announced today that the latest installment in its drift racing franchise, "Ridge Racer," has gone gold for the PSP. "Ridge Racer" will offer gamers signature "Ridge Racer" drift handling at breakneck speeds and be available in stores at the PSP's launch.

Sony Readies 1 Million PSP Units for North American Launch

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA today confirmed its plan to increase the initial launch shipment of the highly anticipated PSP to one million units. Extraordinary consumer response to PSP on a global scale has led to the company making an upward revision in preparation for its North American launch on March 24. This figure is part of the company's overall three million-unit worldwide shipment estimate by the close of its fiscal year ending March 31.

'Full Spectrum Warrior' (PS2) Will Retail At Budget Price

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced that critically acclaimed Full Spectrum Warrior is being re-released today as a part of the Xbox Platinum Hits series and will now be available at the suggested retail price of $19.99. Leaving no consumer behind, THQ also announced today that Full Spectrum Warrior for the PS2 will debut this spring at the suggested retail price of $19.99.

'Aurora Watching: Gorky Zero' - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 9:44 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.

'MoH: Dogs of War' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Now Called 'MoH: European Assault'

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Back in October EA announced the newest edition in the MoH franchise, successor to Rising Sun, Medal of Honor: Dogs of War. Originally scheduled for early 2005, it was then delayed to Q1 2006 (April through June) and now news has come in that the title has been renamed MoH: European Assault to better appeal to the overseas market, and more accurately reflect the setting of the game itself, the European theatre of war.

'Panzers Elite Action' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Revealed

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jowood today revealed that it is working on a new episode in the Panzer Elite franchise, first started by the now defunct Wings Simulations. Panzer Elite Action is a fact action-packed WW2 action on Xbox, PS2 and PC, that lets the player command increasingly powerful tanks in a series of intense and dramatic battles. Panzer Elite Action features 18 missions in France, Poland and Russia, and 7 multiplayer maps. More details are promised later this month ...

'Advent Rising' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 8:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Advent Rising is the first in an epic trilogy of action/adventure games, presented in a stunning cinematic format to deliver an unprecedented variety of game play experiences. Built on the Unreal Warfare engine, it offers precise, refined play-dynamics with action-packed adventure and style, wrapped in a visually imaginative universe. Advent is akin to a fast-paced action movie where the player is swept up in a continuously evolving series of sequences and events.

'Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone is an action adventure game set in the popular D&D world created by Wizards of the Coast. Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone will place players in the middle of a heated battle between two demonic armies set to overrun the world of Faerun. Atari has released the first patch fixing a game save issue, audio problems, and various other minor game issues. Read more for download links ...

'Major League Baseball 2K5' (PS2/Xbox) Slugs into Stores

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 7:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports today announced Major League Baseball 2K5 is now available at retailers across North America. Introducing a series of innovative features, Major League Baseball 2K5 is an entirely new game that promises fans of America's pastime the most authentic and exciting virtual baseball experience anywhere.

'Fight Night Round 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Knocks its Way to Retail

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 7:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 2 has shipped to retailers nationwide. The sequel to EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004, named sports game of the year by multiple publications, will knock gamers off their feet with jaw-dropping graphics and innovative gameplay inside and outside of the ring.

'Act of War: Direct Action' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 7:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that Act of War: Direct Action, a near-future, techno-thriller for personal computer, featuring a story created and written by New York Times best-selling author Dale Brown and nearly one hour of original, live-action feature film footage has gone gold and is on schedule for its March 15 ship date.

'Still Life' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 7:34 a.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 80 years earlier in Prague (Microids' Post Mortem). Dreamcatcher has released a demo featuring the first few areas of the game, players will play as both Victoria and Gus, exploring a gruesome crime scene and utilizing a variety of forensic tools. Read more for download links ...

Ubisoft Launches 'Chessmaster Challenge'

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 7:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PlayFirst and Ubisoft today announced the launch of Chessmaster Challenge, a downloadable PC game based on the award-winning Chessmaster series. Designed for chess players of all levels, Chessmaster Challenge can be a teacher, mentor or the ultimate opponent. One hour of full-version gameplay is available for free and an unlimited version of the game can be downloaded for $19.95.

'Dungeon Lords' Beta Test Signup

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 7:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced Dungeon Lords, an epic Combat RPG from D.W. Bradley and Heuristic Park, has reached beta status. To mark the occasion, DreamCatcher is holding a final call-for-entries for participants in the official public beta test. Read more for details ...

'Championship Manager Online' Launched

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 7:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Championship Manager Online is a stand-alone massive multiplayer online football management simulation. As well as testing your managerial skills against thousands of human opponents, the game offers a "buddy league" mode that lets you compete in a league against just your friends. Championship Manager Online is being developed by online games specialist Jadestone in conjunction with Beautiful Game Studios, developer of the PC version of Championship Manager.

Various Game Trailers #447

by Judy on March 1, 2005 @ 2:47 a.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 :

  • Dead to Rights II - Trailer
  • Madagascar - Trailer
  • Silent Hunter 3 - Trailer #6
  • SWAT 4 - Trailer (2)
  • Commandos Strike Force - Trailer

'Space Invaders Revolution' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rising Star Games has launched an all out assault on the Nintendo DS with a completely new version of the most recognised videogame of all time. Space Invaders Revolution, as the name suggests, marries the vintage game play of the legendary shoot-'em up with the exciting new possibilities offered by the unique features of the Nintendo DS.

'Championship Manager 5' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Initially scheduled for October 2004, the Christmas 2004, Eidos announced today that Championship Manager 5 will be released in the UK on Friday 18th March and internationally on Friday 1st April. PS2 and Xbox versions will follow later this Spring.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 2:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Rayman DS' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 1, 2005 @ 1:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DC Studios announced today that it has completed the development of the Nintendo DS version of the latest installment of Ubisoft' s hugely popular Rayman franchise. Rayman DS has been developed in the company's Montreal Studio and will be a launch title in Europe.

PS2 Review - 'Death by Degrees'

by Geson Hatchett on March 1, 2005 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Death By Degrees is an action adventure featuring Nina Williams from the multi-million selling Tekken series. Set prior to the first Tekken game this prequel focuses on the events that lead up to Nina's involvement in the Iron Fist Tournament.