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'The Urbz' (GBA/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, Sims are living in the city where reputation (rep) is everything. Players will custom-create these new Sims, called Urbz, by customizing their unique style and building their status to become the biggest "player" in the city. Read more to check out the first screens ...

'Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams, the sequel to Tak and the Power of Juju. Tak is the first property released under THQ and Nickelodeon's ground-breaking agreement to create new cross-media intellectual properties for initial release in the videogame space with the express intent of migrating the properties to other entertainment media. Developed by Avalanche Software, Tak 2: The Staff of Dreams is scheduled to release in October 2004 and will be available on the PlayStation2, GameCube, Xbox, and Game Boy Advance.

'Jolt' Acquires 'RPGDot' network

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jolt has ventured forth into the realms of role-playing and found a likely adventuring companion in the form of the RPGDot network. After two months of ale-swilling, orc-slaying, more ale-swilling and possibly some serious discussions, it was agreed that Jolt would provide valuable new equipment in return for RPGDot's keen eye and steady hand when it comes to tracking down and reporting the latest news and developments in the unpredictable world of video game RPGs.

Digital Jesters Announces 'TrackMania: Power Up!'

by Patrick on April 22, 2004 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters today announces the re-release of their smash hit racing game TrackMania including the free 'Power Up' add-on. The new combo pack, entitled 'TrackMania: Power Up!', will be available in the UK on the 14th May 2004, priced £19.99.

GMX Announces 'Conspiracies'

by Patrick on April 22, 2004 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media today announced that it has secured the rights to publish the adventure title Conspiracies in the UK. Sounds familiar? Well it should. We reviewed it a few months back.

'Emergency 3' To Use Vision Game Engine

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German middleware developer Trinigy GmbH just announced the licensing of its Vision Game Engine (formerly known as “Vulpine Vision”) by another game development company. Sixteen Tons Entertainment opted to use the Vision technology in its PC game title “Emergency 3”, published by Take 2.

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

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | 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. Read more for some new screens ...

'Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed' - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The struggle between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance extends into space with Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed, the first expansion for the award-winning Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing game set in the Star Wars universe. Yesterday we had a few screens & trailer, today we have some more new screens...

'The Settlers V' - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest Settlers game takes the franchise and pushes it to the next level. Fans will enjoy fully animated 3D technology and enhanced gameplay features, but still be able to relive the experience that makes the Settlers series such a big hit. The game will take the player to a medieval setting, to re-conquer the kingdom currently under the domination of an evil tyrant. Read more for details & screens ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Soldner: Secret Wars' - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 1:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SÖLDNER: Secret Wars the player takes command of one of these special teams. As Commander he leads the small high tech army consisting of soldiers, light armoured vehicles, helicopters and VTOLs to fulfill a wide variety of mission. The Simulation of a highly complex political system creates a dynamic campaign: each decision has direct impact on the flow of the game. Read more to check some new screens ...

'NCAA Football 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCAA Football 2005 is all about home field advantage this season, where, for the first time in football videogames, gameday atmosphere directly impacts players’ on field performances. With the new match-up stick you can track the crowd’s impact on your players to see if they can withstand the pressure and find key personnel mismatches.

'Middle Earth Online' Delayed Until 2005

by Rainier on April 22, 2004 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamespot dug up some dirt on Vivendi & Turbine's Middle Earth Online being delayed until 2005. "After two years in the shop, Middle-Earth Online apparently still needs more work. The game's publisher, VU Games, today informed select media outlets that the upcoming massively multiplayer title needed more time in development and would not make its previously scheduled October 2004 ship date. The new timetable sees ME-O arrive at retail sometime next year. The game's producer, Chris Taylor, said the decision was made jointly by both the developer and publisher, and that the parties had been thinking about tweaking the release date for some time."

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 21, 2004 @ 4:24 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 :

  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 - Trailer
  • Hitman: Contracts - TV Commercial #2
  • Richard Burns Rally - Trailer


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

MicroSoft Announces New 'Xbox Live' Features

by Rainier on April 21, 2004 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first of a new wave of features on Xbox Live will greet subscribers when they log into the world's largest online gaming service after an update this Wednesday. Starting on Wednesday, April 21st at 6 a.m., Xbox Live servers will be offline for as long as 24 hours while new features are added. Once back online, gamers will be able to send Voice Messages with their friend and game invites to other gamers, further personalizing their online gaming experience.

'Sly 2: Band of Thieves' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2004 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sly 2: Band of Thieves is a comic crime caper, action-adventure game designed exclusively for the PlayStation2. Created by Seattle-based developer, Sucker Punch Productions, Sly 2: Band of Thieves incorporates many of Sucker Punch's signature talents including award winning toon-shaded animation and art direction, visual style, immersive storylines, strong characters, and highly interactive worlds. Read more to check out some new screens ...

Soldiers: Heroes of World War II - Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2004 @ 4:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Soldiers is a third-person tactical action complete with a stunning 3D visual engine. Pitching the player headlong into the war-torn battlegrounds of Europe, gameplay delivers extremely realistic yet explosive combat scenarios. Commanding a highly trained team of special forces behind enemy lines, your job is to get them in, execute the mission your way and get out - fast!

'UFC: Sudden Impact' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 21, 2004 @ 3:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global Star announced today it has shipped UFC: Sudden Impact for the PlayStation2 to North American retailers. UFC: Sudden Impact is expected to hit retail shelves in Europe on April 30th.

'Hidden & Dangerous 2' - Demo Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 21, 2004 @ 3:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take 2 has released a new patch for Illusion Softworks' squad based shooter Hidden & Dangerous 2 mp demo. This will bring your mp demo to v1.05 and addresses the usual bug fixes, game tweaks, vehicle enhancements but also a new multiplayer map (Normandy2B_mp_zone). Read more for details and download links ...

'Viewtiful Joe 2' (NGC/PS2) Announced

by Rainier on April 21, 2004 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the highly anticipated Viewtiful Joe sequel, Viewtiful Joe 2 for the PS2 and GameCube. In Viewtiful Joe 2, players will reacquaint themselves with the cel-shaded, comic book movie realm and stunning signature gameplay elements that are synonymous only to Joe.