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Get Your Face in the 'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' Video Game!

by Judy on March 22, 2005 @ 11:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD and WorthPlaying are offering Stargate fans (male or female) the opportunity to appear in the upcoming Stargate SG-1: The Alliance video game and be immortalized as a supporting character. Stargate SG-1: The Alliance will be an action-based game playable in the first- or third- person perspective. The game uses a heavily modified and graphically enhanced Unreal 2.5 engine, and fans of the series will immediately recognize certain areas from the TV show. Head on over to our freshly-launched World of StarGate fan site to enter!

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 11:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Various Game Trailers #465

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 11:59 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 :

  • Pariah - Trailer #4
  • Juiced - Trailer #9
  • MotoGP3 - Trailer #2

'SEGA Classics Collection' (PS2) Ships To Retail

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 11:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the availability of SEGA Classics Collection on the PS2. The SEGA Classics Collection is a value-priced compilation of nine remixed arcade hits. Included in the compilation are OutRun, Space Harrier, Golden Axe, Virtua Racing, Columns, Fantasy Zone, Alien Syndrome, Monaco GP, and Bonanza Bros. All of the games have been given fresh audio tracks and graphical enhancements. SEGA Classics Collection is rated ‘T' for ‘Teen' and is available at retailers nationwide for an MSRP of $19.95.

Matrix Games Signs 'Crown Of Glory' - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 10:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Western Civilization Software are pleased to announce that they will be bringing the Napoleonic-era strategy game Crown Of Glory to gamers around the world. Two hundred years after the start of the Napoleonic Wars, Crown Of Glory gives you a chance to change history as the ruler of a nation.

'Sengoku Basara' (PS2) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 8:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sengoku Basara takes you to the Sengoku War period in Japan where you must guide your warlord through armies of foot soldiers, with a gameplay style reminiscent of other hack-and-slash titles like Dynasty Warriors and Kingdom Under fire. Produced by Resident Evil 4's Hiroyuki Kobayashi, and with Devil May Cry's Makoto Tsuchibayashi in charge of character design Sengoku Basara is already well on its way to be an interesting title in the very least.

'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 4:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory has reached gold master status on all platforms and is expected to hit store shelves on March 31, 2005. One of this Spring's most talked-about and best-reviewed titles, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory delivers three amazing types of gaming experiences, and stands as one of the biggest videogames ever produced.

'DRIV3R' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 3:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring Hollywood-level production values and a gripping, narrative story line, DRIV3R casts players once again as Tanner, a jaw breaking, no-holds-barred undercover cop who does whatever it takes to bring the bad guys down (thanks 3DGamers). You would figure with this much time between the console and PC version most of the bugs would be gone, but apparently not. No specific details as to what it fixes, but here it is .. Read more for download links ..

'Knights of the Zodiac: The Sanctuary' (PS2) Coming To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 2:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari announces the forthcoming release of Saint Seiya, Knights of the Zodiac: The Sanctuary for PS2 from Bandai. The game, dubbed a Cosmo energy battle action game by its creators, is based on the legendary Japanese anime franchise, Saint Seiya. Read more for details and screens ...

'F1 Grand Prix' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 2:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fans now have the best of both worlds with a game that not only captures the 'real' essence of the sport but delivers an unrivalled experience with real racing satisfaction. F1 Grand Prix boast all the official cars, drivers and teams, including the new Turkey Circuit, which means you can race the track before the lights go out on August 21st.

10th QuakeCon Gets Dated

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 2:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In August 2005, QuakeCon will celebrate a decade of “peace, love, and rockets” with an event that promises video game fans the greatest four days of gaming and entertainment. The 10th Annual QuakeCon will once again draw thousands of people from around world to the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, from Aug. 11-14, and is open to video game fans worldwide free of charge.

'Chaos League: Sudden Death' - 10 New Screens

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

Chaos League: Sudden Death, developed by Paris-based Cyanide Studios, takes up where the original Chaos League left off, bringing with it a host of improvements and enhancements which make take the real-time, role-playing strategy sports title into a whole new bloody battleground. Until we have some actual in game screens, here is some more spiffy looking artwork.

'Pursuit Force' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 1:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pursuit Force is a fast-paced arcade-action game, that fuses driving and combat mechanics to create a unique gaming experience for PSP. Developed by Bigbig Studios, a new development team that pulls together some of the leading creative talent in the gaming industry, Pursuit Force follows the misadventures of a rookie Police Officer tracking down five criminal gangs across an entire fictional state in America.

'Shining Tears' (PS2) Brightens Up Retail Stores

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the availability of its latest RPG Shining Tears on the PS2. Shining Tears is rated ‘T' for ‘Teen' and is available at retailers nationwide for an MSRP of $49.95.

'Combat: Task Force 121' - v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Groove Games has released the first patch for Direct Action Games mmilitary shooter Combat: Task Force 121. This patch brings your retail game to v1.01 and fixes an issue where in-game sounds could not be heard after completing a level. Read more for download links ...

'Laser Squad Nemesis' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and co-publisher Merscom today announced that Laser Squad Nemesis for North American release has gone gold. Developed by Nick and Julian Gollop, the team behind the "X-Com" games, "Laser Squad Nemesis" brings a new addiction to tactical warfare gamers.

'TrackMania Sunrise' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 11:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TrackMania Sunrise, the legitimate heir to the throne, is shifting up a gear. 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.

EA Signs Hollywood Writer For 'MoH European Assault' (ALL) Storyline

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today revealed that acclaimed Hollywood writer/director John Milius, known for movies like Jaws, Dirty Harry and Apocolypse Now, to be the screenwriting talent behind the WWII storyline of Medal of Honor European Assault, the latest from the widely successful Medal of Honor franchise.

Turbine Will Self-Publish 'The Lord of the Rings: Middle-Earth Online'

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Turbine announced today that it has finalized a deal with Tolkien Enterprises and Vivendi that grants Turbine the exclusive right to develop and publish massively multiplayer online worlds based on The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit literary works. As part of the agreement, Turbine will own all of the game assets to the upcoming, highly anticipated massively multiplayer online role playing game The Lord of the Rings: Middle-Earth Online, which is now scheduled for 2006.

'Spellforce II' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In SpellForce II the player takes over the role of the avatar, solving quests and overcoming obstacles as in classical RPGs, but also leads armies as in a RTS. The avatar is supported by up to 5 heroes, who can be summoned at special monuments – these will become available in stronger versions as play progresses. Finally in most scenarios, the player leads one of three factions (Alliance of Light, Hordes of Chaos, Brotherhood of Darkness) and builds bases to gather resources and summon troops at monuments. Read more for details and the first 7 screens ...

'The Bard's Tale' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.  inXile's development focus on the RPG genre comes from Brian Fargo's long legacy of delivering standard-setting RPGs to market. This demo features one level from Chapter VI: The Mountain Pass area (Mountain Tomb). Read more for download links ...

'The Settlers: Heritage Of Kings' - v1.03 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released an new update patch for Blue Byte's 3D RTS game 'Settlers: Heritage Of Kings.' This patch brings your retail game to v1.03 and addresses networking security, multiplayer improvements, and the usual bug and crash fixes. Read more for download links ...

'God of War' (PS2) Plunders Retail Stores

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the North American release of God of War, available exclusively for the PS2. Developed by SCEA's Santa Monica Studios, previously known for the Twisted Metal franchise, God of War is a single-player action-adventure game based on the dark brutal world of Greek mythology. In God of War, players take the role of an ex-Spartan warrior named Kratos and embark on a merciless quest to destroy Ares, the God of War.

'Full Spectrum Warrior' (PS2) Takes Position in Retail

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced the release of Full Spectrum Warrior for the PS2. Built for the legions of PS2 owners hungry for the critically acclaimed and highly successful game originally launched for the Xbox, the squad-based tactical action combat includes a number of game enhancements and features specific to the PS2 version - including an all-new level and Co-Op play for the two bonus levels originally available for the Xbox title.

'Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade' (PSP) Hacks Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online today announced that Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade has shipped to North American retail stores. Developed and published by SOE, Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade has been built from the ground-up specifically for the PSP, and is the only cooperative multiplayer action role-playing game (RPG) available at the new system's North American launch on March 24th.

'TimeSplitters Future Perfect' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Blasts Onto Retail Shelves

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that TimeSplitters Future Perfect has shipped to North American stores under the EA GAMES brand. Produced by EA Partners and developed by Free Radical Design Ltd., TimeSplitters Future Perfect marks the return of the critically-acclaimed console first-person shooter franchise.

'Dragon Ball Z: Sagas' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Animates Retail Shelves

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 8:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that the first ever DBZ action-adventure game, Dragon Ball Z: Sagas has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Sagas is available for the PS2, GameCube, and now also for the very first time on Xbox. Dragon Ball Z: Sagas allows fans to play some of the most exciting aspects of the popular animated series, from its origins in the Saiyan Saga through the climactic Cell Games.

Akella To Publish 'Cold Fear' (PS/Xbox/PC) In Russia

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 8:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Akella announces the agreement with Ubisoft on publishing full localized version of Cold Fear by Darkworks in Russia and CIS. Cold Fear is the first action-horror title from Ubisoft. While the game shipped internationally earlier this month, no specific release date for the localized version has been set yet.

'El Matador' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 8:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person, stealth action game, where the player takes on the role of a DEA agent, whose aim is to bring down the narkomafia, an organised crime syndicate in South America. Driven by revenge for what the narkomafia did to his brother, the player will progress through a story which weaves its way throughout the adventure, combines all the essential features of surprise, unexpected twists and dramatic developments.

'Land of Legends' Announced

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Land of Legends, developed by Tiny Hero Game Studios and soon to be published by Shrapnel Games, is an exciting new fantasy strategy game for the Windows OS based on a simple premise: make a strategy title chock full of tactical nuances and deep gameplay, yet easy enough to allow gamers to simply pick it up and play, and pace it so that games can fit into everyone's busy lifestyle.

'The Matrix Online' Has Launched

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

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and SEGA are pleased to announce that today, hundreds of thousands of players can now jack into The Matrix Online, a massively multi-player online game (MMOG), to participate in the continuing saga of the The Matrix franchise. Developed by Monolith Productions, directed by the Wachowski Brothers and co-published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and SEGA, The Matrix Online is launching for the PC today in North America and April 8, 2005 in Europe.

'LMA Manager 2006' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens & Trailer

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

Football managers rejoice! A thorough evolution in Codemasters' LMA Manager series, the genre-leading football management console game, is coming this October. Promising a defining moment for PS2 and Xbox football management games, LMA Manager 2006 is set to become the star player for the 2005/2006 footy season.

'World Tour Soccer 2006' (PS2) Kicks off At Retail

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 8:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the launch of World Tour Soccer 2006 for the PS2. Now available in stores, the World Tour Soccer franchise has established itself as one of the most popular soccer titles by featuring the tightest, most realistic soccer action available with an unprecedented line-up of teams and players from around the globe.

'Terrorist Takedown: Payback' Announced

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 2:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

German publisher dtp announced today that City Interactive is working on an addon for its Terrorist Takedown action game, Payback. Scheduled for an April release, Terrorist Takedown: Payback is a standalone expansion pack in which the player once againtakes on the role of GIs fighting against terrorrism. The expansion incorporates various gameplay improvements over the original title and adds 10 new missions, and lets you fly AH 64-Apache, control the .50 caliber humvee machine gun, or take aim with an antitank cannon, all for the low price of $9.99.

'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Judy on March 22, 2005 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stargate SG-1: The Alliance will be an action-based game playable in the first- or third- person perspective. Depending on the mission, there will be other tasks that have elements of team tactics, puzzle-solving and stealth. First and foremost, you will never walk alone – your team will be there to look after you, but you will also have to look after them, so it differs from most "straight" shooters.

PS2 Preview - 'Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga'

by Agustin on March 22, 2005 @ 1:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Enter the world of the Junkyard, where rival tribes fight an endless war-vying for supremacy and the right to ascend to Nirvana. Changed forever by a mysterious light, Serph and his comrades now have the power to change into powerful demons... but with that power comes a price - an insatiable hunger to devour their enemies!

PS2 Review - 'Fight Night Round 2'

by Thomas Leaf on March 22, 2005 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Pac-Man World 3' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announced today that it is celebrating Pac-Man's 25th birthday with the release of Pac-Man World 3 this fall. The latest iteration of the classic series will be available for the PS2, Xbox, NGC, PSP, and PC. Read more for details & screens ...

NBA Signs Video Game Licenses with Five Publishers

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

The National Basketball Association on Tuesday signed long-term video game licensing deals with not one, but no less than five publishers, bucking the recent trend of sports leagues making exclusive arrangements with a single company. Electronic Arts, Take-Two Interactive, Midway Games, Sony Corp and Atari Inc., all current NBA partners, signed new deals with the league.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

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

'Pulsarius' - Screens & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alawar Entertainment has released Pulsarius, an arcade space shooter that uses 3D graphics to put a modern twist on an old school formula. In Pulsarius, you pilot a star cruiser armed to the teeth with upgradeable weapons into battle against aliens that have attacked a human colony. The advanced visuals in Pulsarius produce explosive combat and dazzling deep space environments.

'I of the Enemy' Coming To North America

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games announced today that they will be bringing I of the Enemy by Enemy Technology to Matrix Games. I of the Enemy is a unique real-time strategy game that focuses on a strong campaign story and tactical fighting as opposed to seeing who can collect resources the fastest.

'EverQuest II: The Bloodline Chronicles' Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Bloodline Chronicles takes you deep into the mysterious caverns beneath Nektulos Forest to investigate the source of strange happenings in the land of Norrath. Battle the denizens of the underworld to discover the dark secrets of the Tombs of Night - and enter, if you dare, the Crypt of T'Haen to confront the legendary lost lord of the undead. Content in The Bloodline Chronicles is geared towards level 30-45 players, however all players will be given access to one zone, The Tombs of Night, whether or not they choose to purchase the Adventure Pack.

'Dark Horizons: Lore Invasion' Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on March 22, 2005 @ 12:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames today announced that the release of the mecha game DH: Lore Invasion for PC, Mac, Linux and Linspire has arrived. DH: Lore Invasion puts the player into the very mind of the most lethal war machines ever to engage combat in the war-torn Earth of 2155. Connected by a remote neural link, you control your Mechanized Assault Vehicle (MAV) in a squad of allied warriors while seeking to claim soil for the faction to which you have pledged your allegiance.