'Dark Horizons: Lore Invasion' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 9:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MaxGaming Technologies has released a demo for Dark Horizons: Lore Invasion, a fast action FPS style massively multiplayer online mecha game where the player’s stats will affect the outcome of the war and ultimately write the history of the Dark Horizons universe. This demo features a Team Deathmatch map, an Assault level titled Sector 2, and a Capture the Core map called Crash Site in a choice of four mechs on either side (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'SWAT 4' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 6:52 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. As the unit's commander, players must follow authentic police tactics as they breach and clear a concrete jungle filled with armed felons and innocent bystanders alike. SWAT 4 will be shipping April 5th in North America, worldwide 1 week later. In the meantime check out the brand new SWAT 4 website, or read our preview.

'Psychotoxic: Gateway To Hell' - v1.04 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 5:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nuclear Vision has now released the English demo version for its cyberpunk FPS Psychotoxic: Gateway To Hell. This patch brings your North American retail game to v1.04 and it deals with an issue with the weapons pick up in the dream levels and fixes some other minor bugs. Read more for download links ...

'Halo 2' (Xbox) Addon Imminent?

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 4:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed on the Korean Xbox website, it seems Microsoft and Bungie are gearing up to release a previously unannounced addon for Halo 2. Speculation has it that the Halo 2 X-Pack addon will feature eight new maps, but there is no confirmation from Microsoft in any way on the validity of the information. We contacted the Powers That Be and got the usual "no comment" reply, which could either mean it's bogus information or that an announcement is imminent and no details are supposed to be released yet. Sources also claim that after its initial retail debut, the addon will be released through Xbox Live at a pace of two maps at a time.

'Ape Escape' (PSP) - 3 New Screens

by Judy on March 18, 2005 @ 3:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the popular Ape Escape series, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (Japan) brings Ape Escape onto the PSP this spring. Family-friendly, Ape Escape for PSP will feature multiplayer functionality and a wide variety of mini-games for players of all ages. Read more for details and screens ...

'ATV Offroad Fury: Blazin' Trails' (PSP) - 7 New Screens

by Judy on March 18, 2005 @ 3:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Intense, free-roaming, off-road racing takes on a whole new meaning as gamers will be able to blaze their own trail, anytime, anywhere with ATV Offroad Fury Blazin' Trails for the PSP.

'Twisted Metal: Head-On' (PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Judy on March 18, 2005 @ 3:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Twisted Metal: Head-On, developed Incognito Entertainment, hits the road this spring, allowing gamers to take destruction anywhere, anytime. Featuring new gameplay designs, multiplayer modes via wireless connectivity and Mini-Game bonus levels, Twisted Metal: Head-On provides a wide variety of gameplay options for gamers on the go.

'Wipeout Pure' (PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Judy on March 18, 2005 @ 3:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Get ready to race at blazing speeds and experience adrenaline-filled, anti-gravity racing action. Wipeout Pure provides intense, hovercraft racing action as players choose from five different speed classes and race relentlessly around 16 futuristic, anti-gravity racing tracks.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (PS3/Xbox2/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 1:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks today announced that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is currently in development for PC and future generation consoles (PS3 & Xbox 2). In development since 2002, Oblivion is another leap forward in role-playing with its combination of freeform gameplay and cutting-edge graphics.

'Project: Snowblind' Now in Stores - Trailer

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 1:05 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. Windows gamers today is your day to suit up and ready your weapons for battle. Project: Snowblind for PC has shipped and is now in stores in North America.

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 12:31 p.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.

'Madagascar' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 12:17 p.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.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) - 4 New Screens

by Judy on March 18, 2005 @ 12:14 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.

'Juiced' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Judy on March 18, 2005 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Juiced is the only racing to totally immerse you in the lifestyle and culture of the real street modding scene. Starting as a new kid on the block, without a set of wheels to your name, your main focus in life is to build up your own crew of ‘driving gods’ and dominate the established street racing scene of Angel City.

'Manhattan Chase' - Demo & Trailer Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dutch developer Team6 has now released a 'final' demo for their car racing game, Manhattan Chase, which lets you choose between the brave side of the police, or the evil side of the criminals. In short: Chase, or be chased! The single-player demo features one mission and also has a multiplayer option (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Sniper Elite' (PC/PS2/Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spring 1945: World War 2 is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for a devastated Berlin. The cold war starts... As a sniper, recruited by the OSS (former CIA), it is the beginning of a lonely stealth mission in the Russian territory. In development since 2003, Sniper Elite is a sniping/stealth game due to be released on PS2, PC and Xbox May 2005.

'Championship Manager 5' - v5.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Barely out in stores, premiere's in the UK today, Eidos has already released the first patch updating Championship Manager 5 with all the latest player stats and addressing various interface issues, fixing match engine problems, and another ton of fixes and gameplay adjustments. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Yet Another Former WestWood Employee Leaves EA

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After Dustin Browder left EA for Blizzard and Skaggs stepped away for personal reasons, a third former Westwood employee has left Electronic Arts. Adam Isgreen, lead designer on Red Alert, Tiberian Sun and Firestorm, and most recently Multiplayer Design Director for Goldeneye Rogue Agent, has announced he will be leaving EALA and is moving over to Petroglyph, a studio comprised of several other ex-Westwood employees, who is currently working on Star Wars Empire at War for LucasArts. "After spending 2 years out at EA after Westwood was consolidated, with several abortive attempts to get a new C&C off the ground, EA and I have parted ways." Read more details over at PlanetCNC.

'Stolen' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Developer Blue 52 Shuts Down

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 7:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MCV is reporting that UK development studio Blue 52 has closed its doors after failing to secure enough cash to pay for company overheads, MCV can reveal. The forthcoming release of Stolen, Blue 52’s highly-regarded stealth sim, to be published by Hip Interactive at the beginning of April, has not been affected. Sources close to the London-based developer indicate that a small team has relocated to alternative premises to complete work on Stolen, and that the company is set to rise from the ashes as a new business initiative, Curve Games Studios, with the same core staff later this year.

'Texas Hold 'Em Poker' and 'ATV: Quad Frenzy' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 7:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Drawing on the heart-racing intensity and widespread appeal of tournament poker and off-road racing, Majesco today announced Texas Hold 'Em Poker and ATV: Quad Frenzy, two new titles for the Nintendo DS scheduled for later this year.

'Auto Assault' - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 2:33 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.

'1944: Battle of the Bulge' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 2:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has released a single player demo for Digital Reality's 3D RTS game 1944: Battle of the Bulge. The game lets players act against the Brandenburger Regiment, landing behind enemy lines. From there, the game journeys to the River Meuse and to Bastogne, where the Americans launch a counterstrike with the massive force of its air supremacy behind it. The game then continues to Operation Northwind, the last German offensive. 1944: Battle of the Bulge reaches a climax of epic proportions with the Allied attack at the Rhine, ending at the battle of Remagen.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 2:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Ys: The Oath in Felghana' - Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ys : The Oath in Felghana, sequel to Ys III: Wanderers from Ys, is situated in the same setting as its predecessor and sees the return of familiar characters Adol Christin, and his partner, Dogi. The game takes places in Dogi's homeland, the region of Felghana, and will handle much like its recent console counterpart, Ys: The Ark of Napishtim.

'Digimon World 4' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 12:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bandai Games announced today that Digimon World 4 will ship on May 31, 2005. Available for the PS2, GameCube and the Xbox, Digimon World 4 is the latest installment in the hit Digimon World series. As a special bonus, an exclusive limited-edition trading card from the Digimon Collectible Card Game that features Dorumon, a prototype Digimon who makes his North American debut in the game, will be inserted into specially marked packages.

Gamecube Review - 'Winnie the Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly Adventure'

by Geson Hatchett on March 18, 2005 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Winnie the Pooh's Rumbly Tumbly Adventure is an action/adventure game allowing players to follow five different birthday adventures while playing as Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore or Piglet. You must use the special skills of each character, such as Piglet's scary face or Eeyore's butterfly collecting, in order to help Winnie the Pooh advance through each level, and avoid the fast-moving Heffalumps and Woozles and, at the same time, collect honey pots to offer the bees in exchange for special items.

'Perimeter: Emperor's Testament' - 43 New Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 12:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Perimeter: Emperor's Testament will feature all new & updated graphics, tons of new units and structures, a new soundtrack by the St. Petersburg Orchestra, and a total of 25 new missions. Perimeter: Emperor's Testament is scheduled for release in Russia Q1 2005. Read more for new screens ...

'T-72: Balkans On Fire!' - Screens

by Rainier on March 18, 2005 @ 12:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

T-72: Balkans on fire! is a groundbreaking new Tank simulation by Russian game developers IDDK/Crazy House. Set in the violent period of civil wars in Yugoslavia from 1991 to 1995, it puts the player as a Russian volunteer tank commander right into the turret of some of the best tanks the Russians built ­ the T-72B, the T-55A and the T-34-85.