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'Resident Evil Outbreak' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on March 30, 2004 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the release of Resident Evil Outbreak for the PlayStation2. Fear is redefined in Resident Evil Outbreak, a new concept for the Resident Evil universe. The game supports both off-line single player and online multiplayer game modes. The Resident Evil series is one of the most successful video game franchises in history having sold more than 24 million units worldwide. Resident Evil Outbreak is now available at retailers across North America and carries an “M” rating for mature audiences by the ESRB.

Online Games Get a Boost From Microsoft's Xbox

by Rainier on March 30, 2004 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

AXcess News (www.axcessnews.com) released a story describing how a sagging online gaming industry got a boost recently by Microsoft when the Redmond-based software maker announced it had lowered the price of its Xbox console and added more software titles.

'Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude' - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2004 @ 5:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Leisure Suit Larry videogame franchise began in 1987 with The Land of the Lounge Lizards, the first of seven games in the series. Since then, the Leisure Suit Larry games have sold more than 35 millions of units worldwide and its games are considered collector items. Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude is scheduled for release on next-generation consoles and the PC in late 2004. Read more for some new screens ...

'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' Demo Is Coming ...

by Rainier on March 30, 2004 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the latest Sierra newsletter Massive Ent.'s Lead Game Designer Henrik Sebring revealed that we can expect a demo for their upcoming 3D RTS game Ground Control II: Operation Exodus. A specific date has not been mentioned bit would/should be "before" Ground Control II: Operation Exodus is ecpted in stores, which so far is still set for July 2004. Of course we will have the demo on our fileservers as soon as it's available...

'UEFA EURO 2004' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 30, 2004 @ 1:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In EURO 2004 mode players can play as any of the 51 European nations. Players can arrange and play friendly matches against other nations or play through the tournament going from qualifying, to playoffs and into the finals. In addition to tracking injuries and suspensions, a new dynamic morale system will track players' morale, which will fluctuate based on individual and team performances and affect player abilities on the field. Read more for some new screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on March 30, 2004 @ 1:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'FaitH' Launches Battle Server

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 8:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Claw Studio announced today that their massive multiplayer game, FaitH officially launched its new server on Monday, March 29th. As always, FREE trials are still unlimited in length and allow you to play one of the nine church options and one of the five class options.

'Fight Night 2004' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 8:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that its new boxing game, EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004 has gone gold for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and Xbox video game system from Microsoft and is scheduled to ship to retailers starting on Monday, April 5, 2004. The game will be published under the EA SPORTS brand and feature Light Heavyweight Champion of the World Roy Jones Jr. as its cover athlete.

'Samurai Warriors' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 5:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Samurai Warriors' stars the brave Sanada Yukimura, who leads an elite band of samurai and ninja. Sanada's journey will take him to the hallowed Japanese battlefields of Okehazama and Kawanakajima and inside the embattled walls of Osaka Castle where he will come face-to-face with gun-toting troops, echelons of ninja, and deadly kunoichi (female ninja). Read more for details and screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 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 :

  • Darkwatch: Curse of the West - Trailer
  • The Alamo - Trailer
  • King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Atari' Closes Down 'WizardWorks' Studio

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 3:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

WizardWorks better know for its record selling Deer Hunter series has apparaently been shut down by Atari in order to streamline operations. WizardWorls was purchased by GT Interactive in the mid 90's, which on its own was then purchased by Infogrames, now Atari. The closure affected 19 people who will most likely be transferred to other Atari departments. No titles have been cancelled or dropped as the Minneapolis Studio (internal Atari name for WizardWorks) had no dedicated titles in production, a0nd publishing responsibilities have been transferred to another office. Previously, Atari also closed their Hunt Valley studio, and most recently Legend Entertainment. You can read the full story over at Gamespot.

'Silent Hill 4:The Room' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 1:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment that has been cursed by a deeply rooted evil. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds will Henry begin to uncover the truth. However, in true Silent Hill fashion, mysterious new characters, horrendous creatures, and the undead will use any means necessary to impede his progress. Some new screens ...

'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 1:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazgül hunt for the One Ring. The land itself is in peril and its fate lies in the hands of those who possess it. Adventuring alone or in groups, join thousands of players online in the massive world that is Middle-earth. Support the forces of good in an epic struggle to drive back the forces of Sauron. This is Middle-Earth Online, your home in the world of Tolkien. Read more to check some screens ...

'Fight Night 2004' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 1:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Built from the ground up to deliver the bone-crushing action of championship boxing, EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004 is an all-new boxing game that features revolutionary new gameplay mechanics and a dramatic new-school attitude to immerse players like never before. Innovative new analog Total Punch Control allows gamers to throw punches, block, bob, and weave with unprecedented fluidity and precision. The game also includes a deep create-a-player option, career mode, and online play for the PS2 via EA SPORTS Nation.

'Room Zoom: Race For Impact' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Room Zoom offers arcade-style racing in an environment that changes with every lap. In each room, objects are at your disposal to push, bump or blow up to deter your opponents and unlock hidden keys. Gather power-ups along the way to help defend against aggressive drivers. Drive unrestricted house and find secret passages that may be a shortcut to the finish. Read more for details & screens ...

Nintendo Launches Classic NES Games for GBA SP

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wait `til you hear! On June 7, Nintendo is going totally retro with a classic collection of eight Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games for the GBA and a tubular new GBA SP that looks like an itty bitty NES console. The `80s were, like, a long time ago. But everything from then is way cool again. Back then, games went from blocky bleeps and bloops to sweet side-scrollers like Super Mario Bros. And the most excellent NES saved the day for the video game industry. Bonus!

'King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact' (PS2) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SNK NEOGEO USA announced today the company is developing the first original The King of Fighters title for the PlayStation2. KOF: Maximum Impact will ship in Fall 2004 and is the first KOF title to be designed specifically for the PlayStation2, rather than being based on any existing SNK arcade version. Read more for details & screens ...

Ubisoft Clarifies Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow (Xbox) 'OptiMatch' Issue

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week gamers who purchased Ubisoft's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow for the Xbox, experienced an Xbox Live problem, today Ubisoft issued the following statement : "Some gamers who acquired the Xbox version of Ubisoft's critically acclaimed Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow have experienced problems using the game's online multiplayer features. Specifically, after logging onto Xbox Live and selecting the "optimatch" function, players discovered that waiting for more than about 10 seconds on the optimatch results screen causes the game to freeze indefinitely." Read more for the full statement...

'DreamCatcher' Brings 'Dungeon Lords' To North America - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it will publish "Dungeon Lords" for the PC in North America. "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.

'Knights Over Europe' - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Knights Over Europe is a World War I combat flight simulation brought to you by a team whose collective experience includes Red Baron II, the Falcon 3 series, the Close Combat series and Fly II. Knights Over Europe brings the dawn of aerial combat up-to-date with leading edge graphics, high fidelity flight models and precision damage modeling. Dozens of highly detailed aircraft with historically accurate markings will set the stage for an experience that will attract both hard-core flightsim fans and novices alike. Read more for details and screens