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'Asphalt Urban GT' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Asphalt Urban GT for the Nintendo DS screens have arrived! Drive more than 20 well-respected racing cars in the world, including Lamborghini, Jaguar, Hummer and many more. Race through streets of New York City, Miami, Paris and and other famous locations, at the same time players will have the advantage of watching their progress turn-by-turn on the bottom display of the Nintendo DS.

'Viewtiful Joe 2' (NGC/PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom's quirkiest action superhero once again takes center stage in this engaging action brawler that has new moves, a playable heroine, and inventive character designs with gameplay that perpetuates more punch and style than its predecessor. Viewtiful Joe 2 is set to unleash its viewtifulness onto the real world this winter.

'Shadow of Rome' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shadow of Rome, an all-new action adventure game, transports players to one of the most perilous ages of man, an era when Caesar was hailed as the leader of the Roman Empire and whose sovereignty dominated all of western civilization.

'NCAA March Madness 2005' (PS2/Xbox) Dribbles into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that NCAA March Madness 2005, the authentic college hoops simulation featuring the strategic new Floor General Play Calling System, has shipped to retailers nationwide and is now available in stores under the EA SPORTS brand.

'Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2' (Xbox) Infiltrates Stores

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 10:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2 for the Xbox is available this week at retail outlets across the U.S. The long-anticipated sequel to the first, legendary Ghost Recon, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2 for Xbox has been completely reworked to take advantage of the latest Xbox technology and will once again establish a new standard for addictive and immersive single- and multiplayer action.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' Goes Gold

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari and Firaxis have announced that Sid Meier's Pirates! has gone gold and is on target for a U.S. in-store date of November 22nd.

'Bad Mojo' Goes Gold

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Few things say "Happy Holidays!" more charmingly than cockroaches, and this holiday season is assured loads of festive roach-infested fun as Got Game Entertainment today announced that "Bad Mojo" has gone gold. This award-winning cult classic adventure "roach game" for both PC and Mac is set to crawl onto retail shelves across North America this December.

'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 7:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set before the events of the two films which starred Vin Diesel as the anti-hero Riddick, the new developer’s cut offers players exclusive content in the form of a mech for players to control, as well as a new arena where players can test their survival skills against some of the most hardened criminals in the galaxy.

'SWAT 4' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 7:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Irrational Games, SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five police officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. Read more for details and some new screens.

'Tales Of Rebirth' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 7:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tales Of Rebirth, Namco's latest RPG, you will play as a swordsman in a world called Callegeia. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Video Game Awards 2004' Categories and Nominees

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 7:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spike TV today announced the categories, nominees and several performances scheduled for the 2nd annual Video Game Awards. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Halo 2 and Half-Life 2 top this year's nominees list with five nominations each.

Join The 'Elemental Wars' Beta Test

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 7:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting now and ending in the middle of December, a few lucky testers will be selected to participate in the Elemental Wars beta test. Testing will include exciting head to head play via peer to peer and in the Playful Minds game lobby. Also testers will be asked to outwit the challenging computer players who have three levels of difficulty. Active, selected testers will receive a free copy of the game plus be given in game testing credits.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3' (PS2) Kicks its Way Into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 7:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced it has shipped Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 for the PlayStation2, with a nationwide retail in-store date of November 23.

'Painkiller: Battle out of Hell' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 7:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Picking up right where the game’s story left off, Battle out of Hell includes an additional single-player chapter with 10 levels, as well as new multiplayer modes, maps and models. It will also offer an amplified arsenal of un-deadly weapons, bigger and badder bosses and the map editor Software Development Kit. Check the new screens...

'Call Of Duty: Finest Hour' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Invades Retail

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 5:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Soldiers ... it's time to heed the call and experience cinematic intensity and the chaos of battle as never before with the release of Activision's Call of Duty: Finest Hour, a gritty new World War II action game for the PS2, Xbox and GameCube.

'Half-Life 2' Startup Bug Workaround

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 5:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Half-Life 2 is out, and you better believe it! But with new game releases come new bugs, and this is no different for Valve's HL2. For people who are running into the bug on startup that looks like "Map Version is 0, expecting 19," Valve's Erik Johnson suggested trying this to see if it works:

1. Go into your "/Steam/SteamApps folder"
2. Rename the file called sourcemodels.gcf to something else.
3. Relaunch the game.

This is going to require a redownload of this file, but if you want to get playing tonight it's probably the best path. There are a couple of people now who were in this situation and fixed the error in this way.

EA Gets Musical And Creates 'Next Level Music'

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 5:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and Cherry Lane Music Publishing today announced that the two companies have teamed up to create Next Level Music LLC, a music publishing company that will sign established as well as emerging new artists, acquire publishing catalogs, produce original music and further develop EA's rich catalogue of music.

'Prince of Persia: Warrior Within' (ALL) Online Developer Chat

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 5:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chat live with Yannis Mallat on PlayStation.com today Tuesday, November 16th @ 10:00am until 11:00am (Pacific Standard Time). Website visitors will have a chance to ask Yannis questions about the upcoming Prince of Persia: Warrior Within and his involvement with the critically-acclaimed, award-winning franchise.

'Legion II: Civilization & Empire' Announced

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 4:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Slitherine are pleased to announce Legion II, its new 4X strategy game (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit & eXterminate). Initial design work on Legion II began early in 2004 and the game is slated for a late 2005 release. Legion II is set in the ancient Mediterranean world and players can choose to take control of any of the major civilizations at the time including the Romans, Carthaginians, Gauls and many more.

'Alfa: AntiTerror' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 16, 2004 @ 4:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mistland have another project lined up for the near future, "Alfa: AntiTerror". The sad reality of life in many countries. The global problem of modern times. A war, which can neither be won nor lost. The unpromising forecasts of scientists and experts concerning further development of things. Terrorism is waiting for our answer. An answer we are about to deliver.