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'Half-Life 2' Steam Offers Ready Now

by Judy on Oct. 7, 2004 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Half-Life 2 Steam offers are now ready for purchase from Valve's Steampowered website. Details and pricing were already revealed yesterday, so check it out and have your pick. Those who purchase via Steam, will receive the final version of Counter-Strike: Source immediately. Half-Life 2 and other games in the Steam offerings will be made available to purchasers upon their release.

THQ Signs 'Juiced' (PS2/Xbox/PC)

by Judy on Oct. 7, 2004 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seems that the previous reports stating Take2 had signed Juiced after the demise of Acclaim are not true at all. A federal bankruptcy judge last night approved a tentative agreement to allow bankrupt Acclaim Entertainment to sell the rights of its anticipated street racing game "Juiced" to California video game publisher THQ. The deal is worth up to $10.5 million. Read the full article over at the New York Newsday.

'SNK vs Capcom: SVC Chaos' (Xbox) Ships To Stores

by Judy on Oct. 7, 2004 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SNK announced today that the company has shipped the first home version of the hit arcade title, SNK vs Capcom: SVC Chaos, exclusively for the Xbox. SVC Chaos fully supports Xbox Live, so consumers can take on opponents around the neighborhood or across the country in the ultimate online battle for survival.

'Taiko: Drum Master' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Judy on Oct. 7, 2004 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that its much anticipated rhythmic drum game, TAIKO: Drum Master, has gone gold and will ship to North American retail outlets at the end of October. Developed by Namco Limited in Japan, TAIKO: Drum Master will be available exclusively for the PS2.

'GT Racers' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 7, 2004 @ 7:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking you out onto the streets of the world's greatest cities, GT Racers with its dozen hugely powerful supercars, offers thrills and spills as you tear up the streets from London to Tokyo, Paris to New York. GT Racers will be released on October 22nd on Oxygen's Liquid label.

Namco Announces Two 'Nintendo DS' Launch Titles

by Judy on Oct. 7, 2004 @ 7:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that it is supporting the launch of the Nintendo DS with two of its cherished franchises, Mr. DRILLER Drill Spirits and Ridge Racer DS. Taking advantage of the technology the new platform has to offer, both titles will utilize dual screen support and wireless connectivity to the fullest -- providing players with the ultimate Nintendo DS gaming experience.

'Armies of Exigo' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 7, 2004 @ 7:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worlds collide in Armies of Exigo, where the traditional boundaries of the battlefield are smashed and war is waged both above and below the ground. Armies of Exigo locks elves, beasts, knights, and creatures of the darkness in an epic battle for survival where armies can delve deep underground to advance undetected and then tunnel to the surface to unleash powerful attacks on their unsuspecting enemies.

'Election 2004: The Game' Goes Online

by Judy on Oct. 7, 2004 @ 7:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Election 2004: The Game' has debuted. Launched to coincide with the 2004 U.S. presidential debates, the online game satirizes the political posturing and punditry of the presidential candidates, incumbent Republican George W. Bush and Democrat John Kerry.

'Painkiller: Battle Out Of Hell' Demo Coming Next Week

by Judy on Oct. 7, 2004 @ 7:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it will release a 'Painkiller: Battle Out Of Hell' single-player demo on Tuesday, October 12th. The demo will feature the "Military Base" level, as well as the latest code according to the PK v1.35 patch. Of we will have the demo on our fileserver network the moment it becomes available.

'Joint Ops: Escalation' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 7, 2004 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thw Joint Ops: Escalation expansion pack is expected November 16th 2004 and will feature new vehicles, new maps and new weapons Read more for the first screens...

'Nintendo DS' Launch Titles Announced - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 7, 2004 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo has announced that the NDS will retail for $149.99, and upon initial launch November 21st, it is expected to have 10-12 available titles, including Super Mario 64 DS, Madden, and The Urbz. Read more for details & screens for Metroid Prime, Mario Kart, Super Mario, Advance Wars etc.

'Metroid Prime 2: Echoes' (NGC) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 7, 2004 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes is a first-person adventure game played in a fully 3D world. With Samus Aran's new Light and Dark beam weapons, the correct weapon must be used against the corresponding Light and Dark World creatures and objects in order to defeat them successfully.

'Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow' (Xbox) Downloadable Content - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 10:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that five new maps for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow will be available shortly for download via Xbox Live. Load your weapons and ready your grenades!

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 10:12 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Sid Meier's Pirates! - Trailer #4
  • Guild Wars - Trailer

'Universal Combat: Hostile Intent' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 9:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unlike our previous games which featured extensive gameplay but much complexity, Universal Combat – Hostile Intent (UCHI), is a pure combat focused action game based on the Universal Combat core engines.

'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 9:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Larry Laffer's nephew, Larry Lovage, is a typical college student. He lives in a dorm, has a crush on his biology professor, and goes to bars with his buddies. But when a TV dating show comes to campus, Larry gets a chance for national sexposure. If he can show that he can make any girl on campus swoon, he will become a campus legend.

'Silent Hunter III' - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 9:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Silent Hunter III' will add new dimensions to the simulation experience. The player will engage in a compelling ocean environment, featuring dynamic weather, and experience the intensity of historical naval warfare. Taking the role of the U-boat commander, players will seek their enemy with sonar and periscope, attack the enemy with torpedoes, destroy them with the deck gun, or command their crew to do the job.

'Conflict: Vietnam' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 8:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCi has released the first patch for its just released action game Conflict: Vietnam. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses a save game problem during the Ghost Town training mission and a missing "play" button on launch. Be warned, save games are not compatible. Read more for download links ...

'LMA Manager 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you think you've got what it takes to be or beat the likes of Ferguson, Wenger, Robson and Mourinho, prepare to put your tactics to the test as Codemasters confirms that the nation's favourite console football management series will return this October with LMA Manager 2005 for PS2 & Xbox. Read more for details & screens...

'Need for Speed Underground 2' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 6, 2004 @ 4:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking place in a massive, free-roaming city featuring five distinct interconnected neighborhoods, NFSU 2 delivers an immersive game world where the streets are your menus. As you explore the city, you’ll encounter rival racers who will school you in the ways of the underground and tip you off to the hottest racing spots in town.