SpeedTree Gets Intergrated With Unreal Engine 3 - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 10:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Interactive Data Visualization (IDV) today announced that SpeedTree, its hardware independent foliage solution, has been integrated with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3. Unreal Engine licensees will now have access to SpeedTree’s advanced content creation options, enabling them to quickly and efficiently populate game environments with highly detailed trees and foliage.

EA Expands Its Online Pogo Games Lineup

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 9:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the March launch of four new games on its Pogo.com (free) and Club Pogo (subscription) online game sites. This highly-anticipated launch will include the extremely addicting new version of Poppit!, the multi-player bingo-scratcher game of Lottso!, and two new adventurous card games, 6th Street Omaha Poker and Casino Island Blackjack.

'The Matrix Online' Introduces Specialized Role Playing

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 9:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and SEGA have just revealed that upon the launch of The Matrix Online on March 22, 2005, a specialized role-playing live events team will propel the game's storyline with prominent Matrix character action.

'Combat: Task Force 121' (Xbox/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 5:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Combat: Task Force 121 is 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.

'Conker: Live and Reloaded' (Xbox) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Back in February we reported that Rare's Conker: Live and Reloaded was delayed from its March shipdate, and new listings on EBGames and GameStop had it scheduled for June 21st. As online retailer are more wrong than they are right, it was to be taken with a grain of salt, but this time it turns out they hit the jackpot as the official website has been updated and its ambiguous TBA release date has now been changed to .... June 21st. Conker: Live and Reloaded features intense deathmatch and campaign storyline modes via Xbox Live and system link, players can compete as one of six combat specialists across multi-mission campaigns covering Old War and Future War.

'NBA Street Showdown' (PSP) - 25 New Screens

by Judy on March 16, 2005 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take your skills to a new level and challenge the greatest basketball icons to ever hit the court. With NBA Street Showdown, tip off against the baddest old-school legends and today’s hottest players and rise above the rim with bigger-than-life moves. Defeat the best the streets have to offer with an arsenal of dunks, passes, dribbles, and tricks. Begin your journey to become a street legend with NBA Street Showdown on PSP.

'Heroes of Annihilated Empires' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mixing role-playing game with real-time strategy, Heroes of Annihilated Empires delivers you a new experience and unique gameplay, where you can feel yourself the Hero of a legendary epic tale. This time it's not about units, it's about armies with thousands of soldiers that entrust their fate in your hands. It's about responsibility taken by great leaders and future of entire races. Survival or extinction? It's all up to you to decide.

Happy Sixth Birthday 'EverQuest'

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 1:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In honor of the sixth anniversary of EverQuest, fans are being rewarded with a host of in-game activities. For the next 30 days, players will take part in special in-game quests and activities that include all-new loot and items. Read more for details ...

Various Game Trailers #461

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 1:10 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 :

  • Still Life - Trailer #4
  • Battlestations Midway - Trailer
  • Silent Hunter 3 - Trailer #8

'Truck Tycoon' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Truck Tycoon is a new generation project of the tycoon genre. The game process consists in organising trucking industry in a competitive environment. The game environment is a landscape with objects such as cities, facilities, roads, motor vehicles, etc. Each facility can manufacture and/or consume some kind of goods. The game objective is to earn profits by fulfilling contracts for the transportation of goods between facilities.

'NBA' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Judy on March 16, 2005 @ 12:05 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.

'MLB' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Judy on March 16, 2005 @ 12:04 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 ...

'Gretzky NHL' (PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Judy on March 16, 2005 @ 12:02 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.

'World Tour Soccer' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Judy on March 16, 2005 @ 12:00 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.

'Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 11:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and Merscom today announced that "Heretic Kingdoms: The Inquisition" for the PC has gone gold and is scheduled to arrive on store shelves April 7, 2005. The North American gold master of this combat-oriented and story-driven RPG includes several improvements over its European release, including a new map feature, faster load time, and improved memory and inventory management.

'Lawman' Is Now 'Call of Juarez' (Xbox/PC)

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 11:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combine with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players.

'Total Overdose' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 10:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Through stylized Mexican neighbourhoods and jungle hide-outs to the swanky Californian coast; Total Overdose is an over-the-top, adrenalin-fuelled, free-style action, 3rd person cinematic adventure with a strong whiff of tequila. Crash cars, steal hats, shoot bad guys with style, jump bikes, fight in the street, meet girls, shoot more bad guys, find your fathers killer, hot-wire tractors, eat Burritos, catch planes, drink tequila; the Mexican heat can make people do the strangest things.

Ubisoft Signs New Baseketball License Deal

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement to make videogames with AND 1, the performance basketball footwear and apparel company best known for its Mix Tape Tour property and its more than 100 endorsers in the NBA.

'Cold War' (Xbox/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cold War follows the story of Matt Carter a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Using only recovered weapons and improvised gadgets, he must now evade or overcome elite Soviet forces and defeat the conspiracy before he is sent to a Siberian prison camp or killed.

'Madagascar' (ALL) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited ... on a ship en route to the island of Madagascar. When their vessel capsizes off the coast, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild.

'1944: Battle of the Bulge' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

What began with PC real-time tactical Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps and continued with D-Day is to be concluded with 1944: Battle of the Bulge, as Digital Jesters announces the March release of the third World War II RTS from genre masters Monte Cristo.

GameRiot Kicks Off Its Spring Tour

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The world's largest traveling video game festival and competition will hit eight cities in March, April and May to offer gamers the chance to play the hottest new and unreleased console and PC video game titles. Throughout 2005, GameRiot will host a total of 85 events in 30 markets, with an expected attendance of 300,000 casual and hardcore gamers. The spring schedule includes stops at two popular music festivals and six trips to the wildly popular touring event Hot Import Nights.

'Rising Kingdoms' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 7:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Bean announced today it has signed a publishing deal with Haemimont Games for the incoming Rising Kingdoms for PC. Rising Kingdoms is a Real-Time Strategy set in a fantasy world, which focuses on empire development and dynamic tactical battles. This impressive title stays true to Haemimont's long tradition of RTS and RPG type games that started with Tzar: the Burden of the Crown and Celtic Kings series – Celtic Kings: Rage of War and Nemesis of the Roman Empire a.k.a.Imperivm II.

'Hitman: Blood Money' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 4:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.

'Auto Assault' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 4:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

'Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30' Demo Coming In Next Few Weeks

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 3:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Created by Texas-based Gearbox Software, Brothers in Arms is the most realistic and authentic WWII shooter ever. While other WWII games have sugarcoated the war experience, Brothers in Arms is based on a true story and will immerse gamers into the gritty, uncensored and emotionally-charged side of war. According to Dutch website gamer.nl Gearbox is currently working on a demo, to be released in the next 2-3 weeks. No info on the contents of the demo are available at this point, but we will of course have it available on our files network as soon as it pops up.

'Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 3:08 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.

'Call of Duty 2' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 3:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there has not yet been any official announcement, it has been revealed through various magazine previews that Activision and Infinity Ward are working on Call of Duty 2. Using an all new engine, CoD 2 will be even more realistic and compelling than its predecessor, and is expected at the end of 2005. Until more info becomes available, check the first available screens (thanks Death Fellows).

'SingStar Popworld' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Complimenting the acclaimed SingStar range with a fresh new look and a broad contemporary song selection, SingStar Popworld includes 30 new tracks and supports the impressive list of household-names already featured in the SingStar range, a great recipe to spice up any party!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Enthusia Professional Racing' (PS2) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 2:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get behind the wheel and experience the sensation of racing actual cars. As in the real world, Enthusia emphasizes pure driving skills and ensures that winning is a result of ability rather than how much money has been spent tuning a car. Maintaining a subtle balance between the power of the car and the driver’s skill, Enthusia promises to deliver the ultimate driving experience for racing fans of all abilities.

'Stoked Rider featuring Tommy Brunner' - Screens

by Rainier on March 16, 2005 @ 1:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stoked Rider featuring Tommy Brunner' is an unique action-freesports game for PC, the first freeride snowboarding game inspired by Alaska's impressive peaks, presented in a unique 3D cellshaded graphical style. Tommy Brunner is one of the most experienced backcountry and big mountain snowboard riders in Europe, and has a string of horrifically impressive injuries to go with it, including a broken back!

PS2 Review - 'Shadow of Rome'

by Thomas Wilde on March 16, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Shadow of Rome, an all-new action adventure game, transports players to one of the most perilous ages of man, an era when Caesar was hailed as the leader of the Roman Empire and whose sovereignty dominated all of western civilization.