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'DOOM 3' - Deathmatch Championship At QuakeCon

by Judy on July 6, 2004 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The battleground is set - the 9th annual QuakeCon 2004 video game festival and tournament at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas on August 12-15 will host the first DOOM 3 deathmatch championship ever. Be there to game, hang out with 5,000 of your closest friends, and compete for $150,000 in cash and prizes in the NVIDIA QuakeCon 2004 Championship Tournaments. First-come, first-serve online registration for QuakeCon 2004 has begun at www.quakecon.org. The must-attend event for gamers is free to all attendees.

'The Elemental' - Updated Alpha Mod Available NOW

by Judy on July 6, 2004 @ 7:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Elemental is a total conversion of Gas Powered Games Dungeon Siege. Elemental is set in an alternate mythical version of ancient Judea that is gritty, mean, and profane. This release contains roughly 10 hours of story and quests, as well as fully functioning NPCs and merchants to liven the world. Read more for details and download links ..

'Pro Evolution Soccer 4' (PS2/Xbox/PC) At 'Game Star Live'

by Judy on July 6, 2004 @ 7:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football Comes Home Early As Konami Reveals Game Stars Live Will Give Players The First Chance to Play Pro Evolution Soccer 4; Dancing Stage Fusion and Karaoke Stage Also Receive Public Debuts. As preparations for Game Stars Live continue apace, Konami has revealed that it will be using the massive consumer event to unveil football favourite Pro Evolution Soccer 4 to the public for the very first time.

'Yetisports Deluxe' (PSOne/PC) Coming In September - Screens

by Judy on July 6, 2004 @ 7:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions Software AG announces the PC & PSone releases of Yetisports Deluxe for the UK in September. "The Yetisports phenomena has become a worldwide success over night." said Robert Alyazdi, Brand Manager at JoWooD Productions. "The core of this success is the addictive, entertaining game play with simple controls that anyone can pick up and play. This same magic formula is now coming to the PC and PSone." Read more for screens ...

'Vietnam: The Tet Offensive' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Judy on July 6, 2004 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This brand new first-person war epic recreates all the tension and ferocity of combat in the Vietnam War, pitting players against the merciless Viet Cong and deadly North Vietnamese Army as they play through 13 days of the Tet Offensive, one of the bloodiest battles of the entire Vietnam War. Read more for new screens ...

'Ford Racing 3' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Judy on July 6, 2004 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As with previous editions, Ford Racing 3 is being developed by Empire's award-winning Razorworks Studios. Ford Racing 3 will allow gamers to "drive" 47 Ford vehicles, ranging from futuristic concept cars to classic cars, as well as off-road vehicles and pure-bred track racers. The game will also feature 16 different game modes and 26 separate tracks to race on. No damage model is included, and so far, no multiplayer information is available, apart from a mention of "2 player mode." Ford Racing 3 is expected in October 2004.

'Raging Tiger' Goes Gold - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on July 6, 2004 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Raging Tiger explores the very real possibility of a new, even more violent conflict on the Korean Peninsula. It has all of the features which Armored Task Force fans have grown to love. But it also adds a ton of new features, including amphibious warfare, in-game reinforcements, and civilians and refugees on the battlefield. This demo includes 2 scenarios, one featuring ROK marines, and the other featuring coalition operations with ROK-US units fighting towards a single objective. Read more for download links ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Judy on July 6, 2004 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft Brings 'Final Fantasy XI' To Europe - Screens

by Judy on July 6, 2004 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today is proud to announce the signing of a distribution agreement with Square Enix. As part of the deal, Ubisoft will distribute the Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) role-playing game 'Final Fantasy XI' for PC, which will include both the previously released “Rise of Zilart” and new “Chains of Promathia” expansion packs, and also Tetra Master, the wildly popular and addictive mini-game from 'Final Fantasy XI'. The title is slated for a European release in September 2004.

'Battlefield' Sales Reaches 4 Million Copies

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 8:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The collection box, Battlefield 1942: The WWII Anthology, was launched in the USA at the end of May 2004. It contains the basic Battlefield 1942 game, the Road to Rome and Secret Weapons expansion packs, as well as additional material that has been released within the Battlefield series. When Battlefield Anthology is to be launched in Europe is not yet decided. At the end of March 2004 the Battlefield series had sold more that 3.7 million copies.

'World Championship Tennis' - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 7:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter the world of professional tennis and become the champion you always dreamed of being! This revolutionary new title not only lets you hone your grand slam skills, you can import your own photo and actually become one of the players in the game. Enter the heat of competition, win money, and climb up the rankings. Developed by Espaço Informática's, the game is expected to be released in North and South America in late summer 2004.

'BloodRayne 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 7:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Expanding upon the distinctive features that were the hallmark of its predecessor - fast-paced acrobatic combat and supernatural powers - BloodRayne 2 includes new in-game dynamics such as pole combat, rail sliding and advanced melee fighting with fatality moves. Read more for some new screens ...

'EverQuest II' - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 7:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest II returns to the culturally diverse world of Norrath in the future of the original EverQuest, with the sheer size and graphical detail greater than ever seen before. Larger in scope than its predecessor, EverQuest II will allow players from every corner of the earth to explore familiar areas and new, undiscovered territories of Norrath. Read on to check out 24 new screens ...

'Test Drive: Eve of Destruction' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 3:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test Drive: Eve of Destruction blends the best elements of racing and demolition and is packed with 25 different events, including Demo Derby, where the last car standing wins; Gauntlet, where the player climbs behind the wheel of a hearse and tries to finish a set number of laps while the rest of the field attempts to stop them; Trailer Race, a new brand of racing event, where players compete while towing various types of trailers and must finish the race with something resembling a trailer still attached.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 8:44 a.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 :

  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl - TrailerPack
  • Burnout 3: Takedown - Trailer (2)

'Crusader Kings' - Release Date & Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Koch Media announced today the UK release of Crusader Kings from Paradox Entertainment. Set during medieval Europe, this grand strategy game lets players re-enact the Crusades, take control of the Knights Templar and defend against the marauding Mongol hordes. Published and distributed by Koch Media in the UK, Crusader Kings is launched on Windows PC at £19.99 SRP (UK) on 27th August 2004.

'Soldiers: Heroes of World War II' - v1.12.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has released the first patch for Best Way's 3D RTS/RPG Soldiers: Heroes of World War II. This update brings your (English only) retail game to v1.12.2 and increases multiplayer performance and stability, adds new control options, and the usual slew of crash/bug fixes, gameplay tweaks, etc. Read more for download links ...

'World of Warcraft' - Euro BetaTest Signups Start TODAY!

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sign-ups for the European Closed Beta Test of Blizzard Entertainment’s highly anticipated MMORPG, World of Warcraft, start today, 5th July 2004. The sign-up period will run for 3 weeks and potential testers can register online via the sign-up pages on the official Blizzard European Web sites: www.blizzard.co.uk /www.blizzard.fr /www.blizzard.de.

'Chessmaster 10th Edition' - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2004 @ 8:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chessmaster 10th Edition will attract both brand-new and experienced chess players. Animated chess pieces, a simplified learning section and skill-appropriate AI-controlled opponents will entertain new and casual players. Intermediate players can take advantage of the opportunity to hone their skills by learning the best attacking moves as taught by chess champion Larry Christiansen in the Academy. Read more for details and screens

'Moscow Rush' - Screens

by Rainier on July 4, 2004 @ 10:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Buka continuous their announce streak with yet another new title, the racing game Moscow Rush. Have you ever been to Moscow? Even if you have been, but moved around in a taxi, you will certainly enjoy the experience of street racing around the real Moscow in the Moscow Rush game. Read more for details and screens ...