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'rFactor' - Screens

by Judy on March 3, 2005 @ 10:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Presenting rFactor, the new racing simulation series from Image Space Incorporated. After successfully creating over a dozen products in the past ten years, Image Space takes the next logical step, creating a completely new technology base and development process. This new isiMotor 2.0 environment will be the foundation on which to build exciting products for many years to come.

Various Game Trailers #450

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 10:19 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 :

  • Brothers in Arms - Sountrack Trailer
  • Cold Fear - Intro Movie
  • Phantom Dust - Trailer #3

'Darwinia' Available In UK Stores And Pre-Orders Shipped

by Judy on March 3, 2005 @ 7:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today is the 4th March 2005, the launch day of Darwinia. From this moment onwards Darwinia will be available to the public to buy, and Introversion's fate will be decided. If you live in the UK and you do not wish to buy Darwinia direct from Introversion's website, you can instead purchase the game from most high-street games stores which will be stocking the game starting today (thanks Blues).

'Source SDK' Gets Steamy Update #11

by Judy on March 3, 2005 @ 7:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding yet another update for its Source SDK which adds motion mapper, new example character model, new character creation documentation, QC eyes tool, more in-depth shader examples and a fix to the dedicated server. Just restart steam for the effects to take place. Valve also announced that they have selected the three winners from the Half-Life 2: Deathmatch map competition, the winning maps will get added somewhere during the course of the month.

'Disney's Magical Quest 3' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 5:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom and Disney Interactive today announced Disney’s Magical Quest 3 Starring Mickey and Donald for the Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP. Disney’s Magical Quest 3 is a 2-D side-scrolling action adventure based on Capcom’s SNES game.

'Wartime Command' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 5:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands.

'Star Heritage' - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 4:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Heritage is an adventure game in which you play the role of Earth’s secret agent, helping human coalition in the struggle with alien invaders. As fate would have it, you have found yourself on an unknown planet, not registered in any space catalogue, a long way away from any space trade lines. Your main goal is to leave the planet and continue the struggle for Mankind’s freedom.

'GTA: San Andreas' (Xbox/PC) Still On Track And GTA Coming to PSP

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 2:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Due to a mishap in our calculations (always confusing when companies start their fiscal year in November) we falsely reported GTA: SA being delayed, it is still on track for its scheduled June-ish release date. Our apologies for the confusion. At the same token it was also revealed that Rockstar Leeds (May Payne for GBA) is working on a GTA title for the PSP, set in GTA III's Liberty City, which is planned for release in the Q3 2005. Out of a total of 140 upcoming titles, Rockstar has two all new, yet undisclosed, products in development for later this year.

'Worldwide Soccer Manager' - v5.0.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 2:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As we mentioned yesterday, Sports Interactive has a new patch for the North American edition of 'Worldwide Soccer Manager. This update brings your retail game to v5.0.3 and adds all changes in personnel that have occurred in the world of football since the game's initial release on Nov 4th 2004 and the closure of the recent transfer window on January 31st (a total of more than 160,000 changes of player, coaching and managerial staff.) Read more for download links ...

'GTA: San Andreas' (PS2) Sells 12 Million Copies Since Launch

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 2:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Created by Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was the top performing product in Take-Two's publishing business in the quarter. According to NPDFunworld, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was the top selling PlayStation 2 title in the United States in each of the four months since its release. The Company's life to date sales of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas through the end of the first quarter have exceeded 12 million units.

'Dynasty Warriors' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 1:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that Dynasty Warriors for the PSP has reached gold status. The game will be available at North American retailers on March 24th, the first day of the handheld system's North American launch.

'Myst IV: Revelation' - v1.03 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 1:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released an update patch for its adventure game Myst IV: Revelation bringing your retail game to v1.03 and adds subtitles, addresses a memory leak and random crashes. Read more for download links ...

Play Against 'DoA' Creator In The 'DoA Ultimate Competition'

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 1:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tecmo and Xbox Live revealed today that Tecmo’s popular and sometimes controversial head of Team Ninja and creator of the Dead or Alive series, Tomonobu Itagaki, will participate in “The Dead or Alive Ultimate Mystery Gamer Competition” by taking on the role of the elusive DOAU Mystery Gamer for this Sunday’s session of the tournament.

'Obscure: Learn About Fear' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has released a demo for the North American edition of Hydravision's 3rd person survival horror game Obscure: Learn about Fear. This demo features the same content as the previously released European version, but with added bug fixes. In the demo you take on the role of popular basketball player, Kenny. As he wraps up nightly practice and heads for the showers, Kenny stumbles upon a secret that will change their lives forever. Read more for download links...

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' (Xbox) With 50 Players on Xbox Live

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Forever pushing the boundaries of online gameplay, NovaLogic today confirmed that the forthcoming title Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, for the Xbox, will feature mammoth 50 Player battles over Xbox Live! Read more for details ...

'Metal Combat' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 11:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metal Combat plans to re-invent the Fighting game genre with physics-based environments and characters, enabling fights with realistic reactions to every blow and destructible environments. The game is scheduled for release later this year for the PC and in the arcade by Solar Studios.

'Ghost Recon 2' (Xbox) Gets Live Update & Downloadable Content

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that an auto-upgrade for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 will be available for download via Xbox Live on Thursday, March 3. The update will address various multiplayer and network enhancements, as well as some minor other issues. On March 7 there will also be additional downloadable content available, new skins, maps and so forth. Read more for details ...

Pandora Studios Licenses Reality Engine

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pandora Studios was formed in January of 2005 as a PC game development company. Originally just known as "Team Frag.Ops," the mod team behind the creation of the UT2004 Frag.Ops mod, after repeated success in the MSU contest the decision was made: an LLC would be created and Pandora Studios would pursue future projects in game design. We believe our love of classic, deep gaming and knack for creating epic concepts is just what the industry needs - a lot less feature consolidation, and a lot more depth.

'Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30' (Xbox) Marches into Stores

by Judy on March 3, 2005 @ 9:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft and Gearbox Software announced that Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is now available in retail stores for the Xbox at the manufacturer's suggested retail price of $49.99.

Interactive Filmgame 'The Act' Announced

by Judy on March 3, 2005 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cecropia today announced its first game, called "The Act," which allows players to control the characters' emotions while they experience an interactive comedy about relationships, deception, and the pursuit of romance.

'2 Days To Vegas' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2 Days To Vegas is a story driven 3rd person action-adventure game. The thrill-a-minute story is crammed full of car chases, shootouts and unexpected twists, to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the game. The action is set in several major cities across the USA and takes place during an intense 48 hour period. This game has it all, a gripping story of contemporary gangster life combined with thrilling car chase action and an intense race against the clock.

'Star Wolves' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wolves is a 3D space RPG with strategy elements. The game thrusts players into a world of freelance space hunters in the XXI-XXII Century A.D. during a time of political crisis for the all-powerful Empire and the three mega-corporations that control all the known worlds.

'Ultimate Baja Madness' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This crazy arcade style game takes you into the world of extreme off-road racing. The game has seven unique tracks set in different natural regions of Latin America - beach front, desert, mountains, dry riverbeds, red canyons and the lost cities of ancient civilizations. Fantastic jumps, tough curves, ravines and numerous obstacles create an unforgettable gameplay experience; heart pounding, non stop action is guaranteed. Read more for first impression and screens ...

'Squad Manager 2005' Announced

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Waywardxs Entertainment today announced Squad Manager 2005. The game represents the latest evolution of the Waywardxs's Football Manager Simulator and will feature, for the first time ever in the series, an additional new real-time 2D match viewer and the multiplayer mode.

'WarCraft 3: RoC' & 'TFT' - v1.18 Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released new update patches for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos as well as The Frozen Throne. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.18 and addresses several game balance, map tweaks, bug fixes, enchancements to the world editor, and other changes. Read more for download links ...

'Dragon Ball Z: Sagas' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 7:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that development is complete on Dragon Ball Z: Sagas, the first Dragon Ball Z action game for console systems, which will be available March 22 for PS2, GameCube, and Xbox. The release of Sagas coincides with FUNimation Productions' re-release of the first 67 episodes of Dragon Ball Z on home video.

'Cold Fear' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 2:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cold Fear is the first action-horror title to be published under the Ubisoft brand and combines the popular elements of both action and horror releases, delivering an action-packed, tension-filled gaming experience. Ubisoft is organizing a Cold Fear chat with the Darkworks developers on Wednesday March 9th at 6 PM (euro time), 9:00 AM PST or 12AM EST. Here is everything you need : server type beyondIRC (irc.beyondirc.net), channel : #ColdFear. Read more for some new screens ...

'Dungeon Lords' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 2:30 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.

'LMA Manager 2005' (PS2/Xbox) Content Update Available

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since the close of football's January transfer window, the LMA Manager 2005 team have compiled all the player moves and stats updates for the second half of the season. Now all the data can be accessed and implemented into LMA Manager 2005 thanks to a unique download now available over PS2 Net and Xbox Live.

Interview with Mythic CEO Mark Jacobs

by Mark Crump on March 3, 2005 @ 1:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

This is a two-part interview with Mark Jacobs, CEO of Mythic Entertainment. The original interview was conducted at Mythic's offices last year just before the launch of Catacombs, EverQuest 2, and World of WarCraft. Since some things have changed since then, Mr. Jacobs was kind enough to answer some follow-up questions via e-mail.

'Dynasty Warriors 5' (PS2) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI today formally announced its pre-sell campaign plans for Dynasty Warriors 5. In cooperation with online retailers GameStop.com and EBGames.com, KOEI is offering the retro-inspired t-shirts in three styles- Wu, Shu and Wei- each representing one of the Three Kingdoms in the game. Starting immediately, with each online pre-order of Dynasty Warriors 5, consumers will receive a free t-shirt chosen at random, while supplies last.

Sony Online Takes A Stab At Blizzard

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 12:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a statement posted on the official Everquest 2 website, Sony Online claims "EverQuest II continues to grow at an amazing rate, not just in the number of players that have fallen in love with the game's rich, entertaining content, but also in the physical size of the world. We've got over 350,000 people logging in to our servers every week, with no delays or wait times and the game they are playing is only getting better." An obvious remark aimed at Blizzard's continuous server problems with World of Warcraft. SOE offers

'Outlaw Tennis' (PS2/Xbox) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 12:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Outlaw Tennis is a top quality tennis sim combined with the outrageous characters, play modes and humor of the Outlaw series of games. The Fighting/composure system that is unique to the Outlaw series adds a whole new dimension to the otherwise conservative world of tennis. Get ready to hit the courts, beat the daylights out of your opponent and cause a “racquet”.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PS2 Review - 'The King of Fighters 02/03'

by Kris Graft on March 3, 2005 @ 12:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The eighth and ninth installments of the wildly popular King of Fighters franchise makes their way to the PlayStation 2 in this ultimate double pack collection of 2D fighting. This collection features famous characters, all of the great fighting teams, and introduces the now-popular "Multi-Shift System."

'Constantine' Goes Mobile - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 12:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Online today announced that "Constantine," a new mobile adventure game that thrusts players into a battleground between heaven and hell, will launch on wireless handset platforms in the U.S. this May.

'Brigade E5: New Jagged Union' - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2005 @ 12:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Brigade E5: New Jagged Union is a tactical turn-based game. The scene of action is a small country called Palinero somewhere in the tropics. Recently a coup d'etat has happened in the country and civil war is about to break out. The main character of the game has to hire a band of mercenaries and take control of the situation. Read more for new screens ...