'DRIV3R' - European Update Patch #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 11:06 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. This second patch for the European Driv3r edition fixes a boatload of graphics and sound card problems, and the usual bug and gameplay fixes. Read more for download links ..

Various Game Trailers #469

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 4:50 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 :

  • Battle of Britain 2 - Trailer #2
  • Fire Emblem [NGC] - Trailer
  • Conspiracy: Weapons of Mass Destruction - Trailer #2
  • Splinter Cell Chaos Theory - Trailer #24
  • Wrestlemania 21 - Trailer #2
  • Cold Fear - Trailer #6

'Neverwinter Nights 2' - Features & Artwork

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 4:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally developed by BioWare, Neverwinter Nights has set a new standard in the role-playing genre with a deep and engrossing storyline; immersive character development; stunning graphics; and, an expansive multiplayer experience like none other. Now Atari, Obsidian Entertainment and BioWare are bringing Neverwinter Nights 2 to the PC, expected early 2006. Today we serve up some new artwork and the first game details ...

'Tycoon City: New York' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 4:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tycoon City: New York will challenge players to "make it big" in Manhattan, is in development and scheduled to ship during the Holiday 2005 season. In Tycoon City: New York, players become moguls by constructing and customizing hundreds of businesses and famous landmarks anywhere and anyway they want in a bustling simulation of New York City. Players must create and improve their businesses to outclass the competition, and become rich and famous in New York City.

'Boiling Point: Road to Hell' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 4:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Boiling Point: Road to Hell, previously known as Xenus, will combine intense armed combat with exploration and interaction with a vast and seamless open-ended gaming world. Boiling Point: Road to Hell is in development by Ukrainian developer Deep Shadows and is scheduled for release in Spring 2005.

'Indigo Prophecy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 4:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with French developer Quantic Dream, and will be bringing Indigo Prophecy to North America. Indigo Prophecy, previously known as Fahrenheit, is a spectacular interactive thriller, set in New-York, gives gamers the unique chance to play both hunter and fugitive, which in turn leads them to speak, explore, interact, fight and confront unknown dark forces.

'Dragonshard' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 4:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.

'Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 3:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take on the role of the bounty hunter John Cooper and experience in a thrilling Western story with surprising turns, how he apprehends the nasty scoundrel Dillon with the help of his friends known from the first part. Desperados 2: Coopers Revenge uses the Vision Game Engine, and the gameplay is based on its predecessor but with brand new tactical possibilities in a beautiful 3D environment.

'TimeShift' (Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 3:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

TimeShift is an innovative first-person shooter in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes, is in development by Saber Interactive for the PC and Xbox. TimeShift will leverage first-of-its-kind gameplay abilities and functionality, the latest graphics technology, and high production values to create a truly unique action game experience.

TimeGate Studios Licenses Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

TimeGate Studios today announced that it has licensed Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 for a next-generation title that it currently has in development. TimeGate is developing a next-generation title that promises to bring fresh and innovative gameplay to help invigorate an already popular genre.

'Spikeout: Battle Street' (Xbox) Brawls Its Way To Retail

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 3:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America. today announced the availability of Spikeout: Battle Street on the Xbox. This is the first cooperative fighting game designed for play on the Xbox Live service from Microsoft Game Studios, reviving the long-dormant ‘street-brawler' genre.

'Cold Fear' Now Available in Stores

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 3:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that Cold Fear for the PC is available on store shelves today. Developed by Darkworks Studio, 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.

'Lego Star Wars' (GBA/PS2/PC) Ships To Retail - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 2:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Relive the Star Wars saga as retold in Lego form, guiding an increasingly large cast through everything from adventures on Naboo to the Pod Race on Tatooine. Sure, the ships are made out of bricks and your characters are all little guys with detachable plastic hair, but that just makes Star Wars better. LEGO Star Wars shipped to retail for PS2, PC, and GBA, and will be available in stores across North America on April 2, 2005 with the Xbox version soon to on April 5th.

'Medal of Honor European Assault' (PS2/Xbox) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Europe 1942. These are desperate hours for Allied forces as the Nazi war machine rages across a devastated European landscape. You are US Army Lieutenant William Holt, hand-picked by William “Wild Bill” Donovan to be the first field agent of the newly formed Office of Strategic ServicesĀ­the OSS. Medal of Honor European Assault makes you the driving force in the struggle to liberate Europe.

'The Guild 2' Announced

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 12:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Guild 2 will be a combination of unique sweeping role-play and a fascinating life-simulation, conjuring the medieval life anew on your PC. As in the successful predecessor „Europa 1400 – the Guild“ and the subsequent expansion pack, the newest development by 4HeadStudios awakes the 14th century to a new life.

'MVP Baseball 2005' - Update Patch #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Sports has released a new patch for its latest iteration in EA Canada's baseball franchise, MVP Baseball 2005. This patch addresses a stuttering issue within the game. Read more for download links ..

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cossacks: Napoleonic Wars returns one of the most successful strategy games of the past years to the real-time battlefield - with reinforcements: Meet Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and probably the most ingenious strategist in European history! Enter the battle on the side of one of 10 great European nations and rewrite European history in six exciting campaigns.

'Risk Your Life: Path of the Emperor' Golden Launch Event Details

by Judy on March 29, 2005 @ 11:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Planetwide Games will hold an official Golden Launch event at Digital Hollywood, March 30, 2005, in Santa Monica, CA for RYL: Path of the Emperor, a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG), which recently announced a $1,000,000 Grand Prize skill-based Player vs. Player tournament within the game.

'Battlefield 2' - 10 Character Renders

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 11:14 a.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. Check these new screens...

'The Collective' And 'Backbone' Merge Into 'Foundation 9'

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Collective, known for previous titles such as Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Wrath Unleashed, currently working on Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and Backbone Entertainment, Death Jr., plan to merge and form a company called Foundation 9 Entertainment Inc. with its headquarters in Los Angeles.

'187 Ride or Die' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed in its 2005-2006 release schedule, Ubisoft today officially announced 187 Ride or Die, an urban-themed combat racing game that plunges players into a brutal street-racing gang war where victory depends on ruthless driving and deadly shooting skills. Read more for details and the first 5 screens.

'Age of Pirates' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Akella is making yet another pirate game, after Sea Dogs and Pirates of the Caribbean, it is now time for the Age of Pirates. Known in Russia under Corsairs 2, this AoP will be distriuted under that name in Europe and North America. No details or planned release date are known yet, but at least there are some new screens ..

'Need for Speed Underground 2' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers can dominate the tuner racing underground with new features and gameplay only made possible by the Nintendo DS. Utilizing the handheld’s touch screen technology, gamers can create their own custom vinyl designs in the "Design Studio" and apply them to the car for a unique tuner racing look.

Nintendo's Mario Wants Games On The Walk of Fame

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 8:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Video game giant Mario appears in Los Angeles to deliver a proposal to create a new Interactive Entertainment category on the world-famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. The new category honoring video game heroes would supplement the current Walk of Fame categories for Film, Television, Recording, Stage and Radio to allow the stars of interactive entertainment to receive stars on the Walk of Fame.

'El Matador' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 8:00 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.

Get Your Face In 'NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2005'

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 7:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 boasts an incredible 32,000 players and staff – all listed in minute detail with more than 50 attributes each. However, as the game progresses and players retire, the database evolves and replaces the real players with fictional 'regenerated' players. Through this 'Face In The Game' promotion, SEGA and Sports Interactive are offering fans the opportunity to become one of these regenerated players.

'Donkey Konga 2: Hit Song Parade' (NGC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 2:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

One day at drum practice, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong begin arguing over each other's playing. Dixie Kong and Cranky Kong happen to walk by and see the two embroiled in a heated exchange. Dixie settles the spat by showing off her stunning skills. That's when Cranky comes up with a brilliant idea: It's time for the Kongs to go on tour!

Lawsuit Against MindArk Dropped

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project Entropia today announces the closing of the two-year long Business Software Alliance (BSA) lawsuit against Project Entropia developer MindArk. In May 2002, members of the BSA, including Microsoft, Adobe Systems, Macromedia, and Autodesk, claimed that Swedish game maker, MindArk, had been illegally using software and other computer programs to run its facility.

PS2 Review - 'God of War'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on March 29, 2005 @ 12:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Kratos is an ex-Spartan soldier possessed by Ares, the God of War. Over time, he becomes the most vicious warrior in Ancient Greece to a point where he can't bare it anymore and sets out on a journey to kill Ares. However, the only way to destroy Ares is to find Pandora's Box, which is located in a temple that's perched upon a hill and guarded by traps, puzzles, enemies, etc.

PC Review - 'Vendetta Online'

by Mark Crump on March 29, 2005 @ 12:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Vendetta Online combines fast-paced, real-time “twitch” based flight and combat model with the RPG gameplay in a colossal online galaxy. The forward progression of the detailed storyline allows for great plot variation contingent on the actions you take. The vast number of choices to be made in Vendetta Online makes playing a truly unique experience.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 29, 2005 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News