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'Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth' (Xbox/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 9:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is an eagerly anticipated first-person horror adventure based on the award winning RPG from Chaosium that in turn is based on the writings of the acclaimed American horror author H. P. Lovecraft... Some new screens showing just how dark some of those corners are.

'NFL Street 2 Unleashed' (PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 8:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NFL players are free from their real-world constraints to dominate the streets one stylin' move and one field at a time. Raise your game to the limits with up-the-wall passes, off-the-wall catches, and highlight-reel wall jukes that are sure to solidify your place as football's greatest urban legend. With New Exclusive STREET Events, head-to-head wireless gameplay, NFL superstars and legends playing both sides of the ball, and new PSP-specific content, the time to own the streets is NOW.

'Super Monkey Ball Deluxe' (PS2/Xbox) Rolls Into Stores

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 8:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the availability of Super Monkey Ball Deluxe on the Xbox the PS2. Super Monkey Ball Deluxe represents the first time this popular SEGA franchise has appeared on either Xbox or PlayStation 2.

'Worms Forts: Under Siege' (PS2/Xbox) Dig in At Retail

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 8:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the availability of Worms Forts: Under Siege on the Xbox and the PS2. This new installment ratchets the strategy of the series' game play up a notch, allowing players to build huge fortifications and defend against opponent attacks.

'City of Heroes' Goes Table-Top

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eden Studios announces today an agreement with Cryptic Studios and NCsoft for the design and production of the City of Heroes table-top roleplaying game (RPG), based on the comic book inspired massively multiplayer online roleplaying computer game by the same name.

'Sacred Underworld' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 4:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ascaron have announced the completion of its highly anticipated expansion pack "Sacred Underworld". The expansion pack will be available from 24th March in Germany, and from 22nd April internationally.

'Ghost Recon 2' (NGC) Lays Down Supressive Fire At Retail

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 3:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 for GameCube has shipped for retail. 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 #460

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 2:54 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 :

  • Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents UndeR Pressure - Trailer #2
  • SWAT 4 - Trailer #4
  • Cold Fear - Trailer #5
  • Forza Motorsports - Game vs. Reality Trailer #2

'Act of War: Direct Action' - Updated Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 2:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Act of War: Direct Action, developed by Eugen Systems, is Atari's new action game with a storyline and game universe created in cooperation with Dale Brown, 15-time New York Times best-selling author and expert on US military, global conflict and future military technology. Atari has released an update patch which adds NAT negotiation, and a new "replay" option, and the usual gameplay tweaks and bug fixes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Aquanox: The Angels Tears' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 2:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed early last year, JoWooD Productions and Massive Development todya officially announced the PS2 version of the successful underwater shooter which intensifies the fear of the dark and cold. Aquanox: The Angels Tears is the player's entry into the scaring world of Aqua, the place where his fascinating story takes part.

'Combat: Task Force 121' (Xbox/PC) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 1:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Groove Games today announced Combat: Task Force 121, a full featured modern military shooter that thrusts gamers into the most elite covert unit of the United States military. Developed by Direct Action Games, founded by the creators of the best-selling SPEC OPS series, and using the Unreal Engine2, Combat: Task Force 121 features state of the art graphics, an immersive storyline and intense multiplayer action on Xbox Live and LAN over PC, all at a value price.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) - 3 New Screens

by Judy on March 15, 2005 @ 1:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Jade Empire is set in a new fantastical world based on mythical China, where sinister events have upset the peaceful harmony of an isolated martial arts school. Featuring furious action previously found only in Hong Kong cinema, the game lets players master more than 30 fighting styles and a wide range of mystical powers.

'Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set during the famous airdrop before the invasion at Normandy, Sgt. Matt Baker and his squad of 101st Airborne paratroopers were scattered over the French countryside. As the story unfolds, the player must choose between the success of his mission and the lives of his men – his brothers in arms. After last weeks fluke, Ubisoft has now released the official v1.02 patch which focuses mainly on improving the online matchmaking and LAN mulitplayer features. Read more for download links ...

'Cold Fear' (PS2/Xbox) Creeps Into Retail - Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that Cold Fear has shipped for the Xbox and PS2. Cold Fear is a thrilling action-horror game that electrifies with action-packed gameplay and a horrifying, suspenseful storyline. In Cold Fear, players can master every situation ­ if they keep their blood cold and use their wits. Because on a hell-bound ship, everyone is DEAD weight. Cold Fear is rated "M" (Mature) for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence and Language and has an MSRP of $49.99.

'Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 10:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory will offer a high adrenaline experience thanks to never seen before close range attacks, a totally open level design, a completely immersive and interactive environment, and challenging advanced AI. Check these 10 new screens, or download a new PS2 dev diary trailer ...

Sony Europe Reveals First 'Singstar Popworld' (PS2) Details

by Judy on March 15, 2005 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced the May 2005 release of SingStar Popworld, a perfect addition to the million-selling SingStar franchise launched in 2004 on the PlayStation 2.

'Knights of Honor' Finally Coming To North America

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive continues to expand their successful publishing business by announcing their latest title. The company has licensed Knights of Honor from SUNFLOWERS and has obtained the exclusive rights to bring it to the North American market. The game is set to ship to stores on April 19 and will have a SRP of $39.99.

'Enthusia Professional Racing' (PS2) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced that Enthusia Professional Racing, its incredibly realistic PlayStation 2 racing title featuring a wealth of officially licensed cars, will be released on May 6th, a mere 3 days later than the North American release date.

'Silent Hunter III' Sets Course for Retail - Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that the WWII submarine simulation, Silent Hunter III, on DVD for Windows, has surfaced today in stores nationwide at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $39.99. The game is rated “T” (Teen) for Mild Violence.

'TrackMania Sunrise' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sunrise moves faster, handles better and features improved air-control – vital for making the massive jumps – to ensure that gameplay never moves at anything less than fast. And it's all about the gameplay. The demo is both a single-player and multiplayer one, allowing players the chance to try out three of the new singleplayer modes. Unlike the previous beta demo, this version does not require a cd key for any previous Trackmania title. Read more for download links ...

'Elite Warriors: Vietnam' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bold Games today announced that its new PC title, Elite Warriors: Vietnam, has gone gold. The intensely realistic first-person shooter takes gamers through the authentic missions experienced by former Studies and Observations Group (SOG) member and best-selling author, Maj. John L. Plaster (USA-Ret). Elite Warriors: Vietnam is scheduled for release March 25 for a suggested retail price of $29.99.

'Act of War: Direct Action' Invades Store Shelves

by Judy on March 15, 2005 @ 8:10 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 by New York Times best-selling author Dale Brown has shipped to retailers nationwide.

'Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects' (PSP/ NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 8:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects under the EA GAMES brand will be released this fall for the PS2, Xbox, GameCube and the PSP. The game will feature Super Heroes from the Marvel Universe as well as a new set of characters created through collaboration with EA and top comic book industry talent.

'Pokemon Emerald' (GBA) Pre-order Incentive Announced

by Judy on March 15, 2005 @ 8:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting March 20, when buyers place a deposit for Pokemon Emerald at a participating retailer, they will immediately receive exclusive Battle Gear. In addition to the pre-sell program, the Pokemon Emerald Frontier Battle Brain Contest will test fans' knowledge of all things Pokemon, which will culminate in a competition for a grand prize trip to Pokemon Park in Nagoya, Japan.

'Phantom Dust' (Xbox) Sweeps Into Stores

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 8:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

One of Japan’s most critically acclaimed games arrives stateside, as Majesco today announced Phantom Dust has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Available exclusively for the Xbox, for a suggested retail price of $19.99, Phantom Dust features Xbox Live support, enabling players to compete, trade skills, and share statistics online.

'Dungeon Lords' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 8:01 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.

'Musashi: Samurai Legend' (PS2) Slashes its Way to Stores

by Judy on March 15, 2005 @ 7:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix announced today that Musashi: Samurai Legend is now available at nationwide retailers. The action role-playing game is available exclusively for the PlayStation 2 and marks the series' debut on the platform.

'Stolen' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 3:56 a.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. Original slated for end of March release, Stolen has been pushed back to early April, for unkown reasons.

'Destroy All Humans!' (PS2/Xbox) - 47 New Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 3:25 a.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!

'Brian Lara International Cricket' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 3:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bringing its heritage of being the definitive cricket game series, Brian Lara International Cricket comes ten years after Codemasters launched the original Brian Lara game and over five years since the series appeared on any platform. Brian Lara returns to game screens this summer in Brian Lara International Cricket for PS2, Xbox and PC.

PC Preview - 'Hell Forces'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on March 15, 2005 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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 the dreaded 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.

PS2 Review - 'Constantine'

by Agustin on March 15, 2005 @ 2:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

You are cast as irreverent mystic detective John Constantine and must embark on an investigation in a world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught up in a series of catastrophic events, it is imperative that you seek out and destroy pure evil - before peace on Earth is destroyed forever.

'Maximum-Football' Developer Chat

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Wintervalley Software announce a public live chat session with David Winter, the author of the upcoming Maximum-Football sports game, to discuss the upcoming title and any questions curious players may have about the game design and features. This gives people the opportunity to ask the designer and developer himself any questions about the games or about developing complex sports simulations. The chat is set to begin March 17th at 10:00 PM Eastern US time from the Matrix Games website. The chat is accessible either through the Users in Chat link on the main page of Matrix Games.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 15, 2005 @ 1:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News