'Pariah' (Xbox/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 8:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pariah focuses on a robust immersive storyline that weaves survival elements into the traditional run-and-gun style of first-person action games. Unsurprising will be the graphic marvel and fine-tuned gameplay of Pariah, a trademark gamers have come to expect from any Digital Extremes game.

'Gary Grigsby's World at War' Now Available At Retail

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 8:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and 2by3 Games announced today that Gary Grigsby's World at War is now available in retail stores in the US and Canada and available online via direct download from the Matrix Games online store.

'CoD: United Offensive' - v1.51b Linux Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 6:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has released new Linux patches for Infinity Ward's WW2 based FPS Call of Duty: United Offensive. The patch brings your dedicated server to v1.51b and closes some exploits, fixed MG42 bug, other crashes. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers #470

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 6:11 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 :

  • DOOM 3 [Xbox] - Trailer #3
  • Darkwatch - Trailers (2)
  • Empire Earth 2 - Peter Calabria Dev Diary Part 1
  • Splinter Cell Chaos Theory - TV Commercial #2

'Elite Warriors: Vietnam' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 3:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Elite Warriors: Vietnam, you will fight along side Green Beret commandoes as you conduct classified missions deep in Southeast Asia. By using patrol techniques still being used today in Iraq and Afghanistan you will rescue downed pilots, ambush convoys, seize enemy prisoners, and discover targets for air attacks. This single/multiplayer demo contains five tutorials missions, one singleplayer campaign, and two multiplayer maps playable in deathmatch and co-op (thanks GameSpot). Read more for download links ...

'Domination' - v2.0.127 Update Patch Available NOW

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

Dreamcatcher has released the first patch for Wargaming's turnbased strategy game Domination. This patch brings your retail game to v2.0.127 and addresses various game crashes, bugs and implements a few gameplay changes. Read more for details and download links ...

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 3:14 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.

'Empire Earth II' - Multiplayer Demo Coming

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 2:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

VUGames dropped us a note to inform Empire Earth II fans out there that a multiplayer demo will be released Monday April 4th. The demo will offer three of the game's fifteen epochs (Renaissance, Imperial, and Enlightenment), and three of the game's nine multiplayer modes (Conquest, King of the Hill, and Territory Control), playable for up to 10 players. The demo will also include the previously released singleplayer contentbut with updated content, new features, and the ability to set variables such as: game pace, starting resources, population cap, diplomatic settings, and weather & environment details before the game starts. Of course we will have the demo available on our fileserver network the minute its released.

'Flipnic: Ultimate Pinball' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 2:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced Flipnic: Ultimate Pinball for the PS2. Forget all you think you know about pinball – it’s not just about flippers and bumpers anymore! Flipnic redefines the pinball experience as players go on a wild journey through surrealistic 3D environments and encounter outrageous gameplay variations that must be seen to be believed.

'SpecForce' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 2:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SpecForce is Techland's latest futuristic tactical shooter with a plot connected to already known Chrome. Game development has been underway for some time now, and will use an optimized Chrome Engine. Read more for some new screens ...

10Tacle Signs Exclusive 'Oktoberfest' License

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 1:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Every year, Oktoberfest in Munich attracts millions of people from across the world. The event is synonymous with fun, a great atmosphere and wild partying, a good enough reason for 10Tacle Studios to now also develop PC, video and mobile phone games set in the pavillions, fun rides and fairground booths of the famous venue Münchner Wiesn. Consequently, 10T recently secured the exclusive worldwide licensing rights with regards to the biggest public festival and its official mascot, a Bavarian dachshund referred to as "Wies'n Wastl."

'Rebelstar Tactical Command' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 12:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco today announced "Rebelstar Tactical Command" for the Game Boy Advance. A turn-based strategy and combat game with role-playing elements, "Rebelstar Tactical Command" transports players to a not-so-distant future in which Earth is ruled by an evil empire.

'Conker: Live and Reloaded' (Xbox) - 47 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'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. Also included is the critically acclaimed single-player game, "Conker's Bad Fur Day," completely recreated for the Xbox with stunning graphics and unparalleled attitude.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today the return of the legendary Might and Magic brand. Credited with the establishment of the heroic fantasy genre upon its first release in 1985 on PC, the brand encompasses several product lines including the mythical Heroes of Might & Magic. Ubisoft will bring fresh life to the franchise, while respecting its heritage, just as it successfully did with cult brands such as Prince of Persia and Myst.

'Soul Calibur III' (PS2) - 5 New Screens

by Judy on March 30, 2005 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Soul Calibur III offers the series' hallmarks of exhilarating sword-fighting action and profound martial arts while also delivering highly improved graphics and sound effects to create a unique gaming experience. It also features a Character Creation Mode, which allows players to create original warriors. With so many new gameplay modes and new characters rich with personality, this title will offer players the world-class sword-fighting action they desire.

'Destroy All Humans!' (PS2/Xbox) - 33 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Use destructive weapons and innate mental powers to take on the most feared enemy in the galaxy - Mankind! Play as Crypto, an alien warrior sent to Earth to clear the way for the Furon invasion force. Your mission is to infiltrate humanity, control them, harvest their brain stems and ultimately destroy them. You choose the method - infiltration or disintigration!

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.

'Delta Force One: Next Gen' Now Called 'Delta Force: Xtreme'

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Delta Force: Xtreme brings the classic Delta Force game back to life to face the enemy once more. As a member of the elite Delta Force, prepare yourself to take on over 60 levels of frantic single and multiplayer FPS action, including graphically enhanced missions from the original game, new maps, improved game features, STATS and much more First called Delta Force: Reloaded, then Delta Force One: Next Gen, and now Delta Force: Xtreme (thanks NoFrag). Wonder what's next ...

'Knights of Honor' Gets Delayed in North America

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developer and publisher Paradox Interactive is getting ready to publish Black Sea Studios' latest real-time medieval strategy game Knights of Honor in North America. After setting an optimistic release date for the title, Paradox and their distributor have decided to postpone the launch to ensure the game will be more widely available in all parts of North America. But Strategy fans need not fear - the new date has only been postponed by a few weeks and the game is set to ship to stores May 10th.

'Taxi 3: eXtreme Rush' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Taxi 3: eXtreme Rush is a high end racing game in which you dash frantically through the city of London in order to pick up and drop off passengers. Team6 has released a single/multiplayer demo allowing you to try out a short street and drag race with two available cars. Read more for download links ...

'Happy Feet' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 8:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Midway Games announced today the signing of a multi-territory publishing agreement to develop video games based on Happy Feet, a comedy adventure written and directed by George Miller (the Babe movies, Lorenzo's Oil, the Mad Max trilogy), scheduled for release in November 2006. The multi-platform deal includes games for console, handheld and PC.

Konami Bringing Coded Arms (PSP) To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 7:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced it will release Coded Arms for Sony's PSP this summer. Coded Arms is a fast-paced and aesthetically stunning first-person shooter set within a hastily abandoned Virtual Reality system.

'24: The Game' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 6:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The countdown has begun to the release of '24: The Game' on PS2. SCEE today announced an exclusive licence deal with Twentieth Century Fox to bring the acclaimed show '24' onto PS2. Set to become the biggest action adventure game of the year, '24: The Game' lets gamers take control and live a 'brand new day' in the life of Jack Bauer and the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU).

'Haunting Ground' (PS2) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 3:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Haunting Ground is a spine-chilling survival horror game is set in a mysterious castle that has become a prison for two innocent characters- an orphaned young girl and a white shepherd dog. They must utilize each other’s strengths if they hope to escape from their horrifying surroundings. Haunting Ground combines a compelling ambiance of terror and solitude with challenging puzzles and a unique gameplay approach.

'Squad Manager 2005' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Squad Manager 2005 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. Read more for details and screens ...

MMO Player Killed Over Virtual Sword Purchase

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A Shanghai online game player has stabbed to death a competitor who sold his cyber sword for real money. The sale created a legal dilemma because China has no law covering the ownership of virtual weapons. The China Daily newspaper reported that a Shanghai court was told Qiu Chengwei, 41, stabbed competitor Zhu Caoyuan repeatedly in the chest after he was told Zhu had sold his dragon sabre, used in the popular online game Legend of Mir 3.

'Killer 7' (NGC/PS2) - 38 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Killer 7, players take on the role of Harman Smith an unlikely assassin who lives life at his own pace. Switching between seven different personalities, he employs each character’s abilities to terminate targets he deems "deserving to die." Read more to check out some screens ...

PC Preview - 'Supreme Ruler 2010'

by Mike Davila on March 30, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The year is 2010 and the Major Powers of the world as we currently know them have disintegrated into bickering economic and military regions. The United Nations has disappeared, and in its place an organization with far sharper teeth referred to simply as "The World Market" has taken its place. Individual Regions are left to fight for power to dominate their neighbors, their countries, their continents, and then the world.

'Dead to Rights II: Hell to Pay' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2005 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dead to Rights II marks the return of action-hero Jack Slate and his K-9 companion, Shadow. In this super-charged sequel, Jack and Shadow find themselves once again in the squalid, mean streets of Grant City, ensnared in a labyrinth of crime, corruption and betrayal. Read more for 40+ new screens ...

PS2 Review - 'Gran Turismo 4'

by Kris Graft on March 30, 2005 @ 12:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The latest version of Gran Turismo 4 further demonstrates its mission to provide the most authentic driving simulation available in the marketplace. New features will extend above and beyond just pure automotive racing, providing a unique destination for automotive and PS2 enthusiasts to enjoy car culture in every dimension.