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'Far Cry Instincts' (PS2/Xbox) Gets New Developer

by Judy on July 26, 2004 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we reported last week, Electronic Arts has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Far Cry developers Crytek, which made us wonder what would happen with the 'Far Cry Instincts' console edition. Recently, Ubisoft announced that Far Cry Instincts was pushed back for both Xbox and PlayStation2 to Q1 2005, which makes sense in light of the new developments. Today it came to our attention that Crytek is no longer in charge of the 'Far Cry Instincts' project, but it is instead under the internal wings of Ubisoft Montreal.

'Advent Rising' (PC/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on July 26, 2004 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Advent Rising, a common legend pervades the galaxy - that of a powerful, ancient race that will one day unite the universe. Millions of cultures from vastly distant worlds revere and hallow these mythological beings known as humans. One race, the Seekers, know humans actually exist and are threatened by their potential power. Under the guise of benevolent explorers, the Seekers travel throughout the galaxy in a desperate attempt to eradicate any human society they unearth.

'World Championship Tennis' - Screens

by Judy on July 26, 2004 @ 2:41 a.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. Expected to be released in North and South America in late summer 2004.

'Lineage 2' Guide Writing Contest

by Judy on July 26, 2004 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lineage 2 Online is holding a Guide Writing Contest for all Lineage 2 fans. We're looking for the best guides to any Lineage 2 topic, it can be for a specific part of the game or about Lineage 2 in general. The contest will only run for a month so submit your entries as soon as possible! Original work only. Win cash prizes! The winner will receive USD $100, the 2nd and 3rd place winners will also win cash prizes. Read the rest of guidelines on the contest page for how to submit contest entries.

'AirHockey 3D' Coming To PC

by Judy on July 26, 2004 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Avalanche Team announced today the release of AirHockey 3D, the PC remake of a massively popular classic game Air-Hockey. In this game the player must outwit the opponent's ever changing play technique and score 12 goals into the opposite gates to win the game. With advanced levels of player/opponent detail and responsiveness, futuristic visual effects and on-line gameplay support, AirHockey 3D offers the most "In Your Face" air hockey experience ever.

Sony Online Goes To China

by Judy on July 25, 2004 @ 9:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamania and Sony Online Entertainment announced what is potentially the largest global strategic alliance in the history of online gaming. The alliance of Gamania and SOE will include four primary undertakings: establishing a joint venture, Asia Pacific products operation, core technology transfer, and potential investment in China.

'The Urbz' (GBA) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on July 25, 2004 @ 7:45 p.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. Check the new screens or get the trailerpack.

'GoldenEye: Rogue Agent' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on July 25, 2004 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Going where no previous James Bond game has dared to tread, the upcoming GoldenEye: Rogue Agent first-person shooter from Electronic Arts breaks all the rules by transporting players to the dark side of the Bond universe to experience life as a high-rolling, cold-hearted villain.

Liquid's D&D RTS Gets Named 'Dragonshard Wars'

by Judy on July 25, 2004 @ 2:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reporting directly from the Comicon (ends today), IGN brings us the news that Liquid Entertainment's unnamed D&D RTS title, announced a while ago, has finally gotten an official name, Dragonshard Wars. Here's the snip : "In case the suspense has been killing you, the official title for the fantasy strat is Dragonshard Wars, and like its Forgotten Realms console brother, Demon Stone, seems to have lost its inspirational D&D branding to help popularize it with the mainstream crowd."

European Games Network Announces Seventeen More Exhibitors

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on July 24, 2004 @ 9:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sega, Nintendo and NCsoft have confirmed a major presence at Europe’s new games business event, the European Games Network, to be held at London ExCeL from September 1st - 3rd, 2004. Read more for further details ...

'The Roots' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on July 24, 2004 @ 3:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Roots combines a classic RPG with dynamic gameplay and the fast paced plot characteristic of action-adventure games. The Roots has a complex, multi-threaded storyline and a vast world, which the player discovers whilst traveling with his party, fighting various monsters and living through great adventures.

'NASCAR 2005' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Retitled 'NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup'

by Judy on July 24, 2004 @ 3:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that its NASCAR video game franchise will be renamed NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup to reflect both the changes in the 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series and revolutionary additions to the upcoming game from the EA SPORTS brand, in stores August 31st.

'Sudden Strike III' - Screens

by Judy on July 24, 2004 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fireglow team is now developing a next generation game engine (engine codename: Sudden Strike Next7) and the first game based on this engine (working title: Sudden Strike III), and also Fireglow plans to develop several other games based on this engine in different setups related to war conflicts.

'Battlefield: Pirates' - v3.1 Mod Update Available NOW

by Judy on July 24, 2004 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield: Pirates is a mod for EA's Battlefield 1942. Shortly after the previous beta 3, the BFP team has released an updated v3.1 (as well as a smaller update patch) fixing various issues with the latest version, several game balancing tweaks, as well as adding yet another new map (BFP_CutThroat_Creek). Read more for download links ...

'Universal Combat: Hold the Line' - Screens

by Judy on July 24, 2004 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Universal Combat: Hold the Line' is 3000 AD's upcoming standalone add-on to its 3D action/space-combat game 'Universal Combat'. Probably the last of its kind in the Battlecruiser series as we have come to know it, 'Universal Combat: Hold the Line' is all-encompassing game with as much advancements and fun filled gameplay in first person planet-side careers as is currently seen in the space borne careers.

'Pacific Fighters' - Screens

by Judy on July 24, 2004 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWII's Pacific theater was the backdrop for some of the most famous aerial battles in history. In places like Midway, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, allied fighters and bombers went head-to-head against the air power of the Japanese empire. Pacific Fighters provides the opportunity for players to experience the realistic action, intense flight combat and immersive gameplay of WWII's Pacific air war.

'Dungeon Siege II' - Screens

by Judy on July 24, 2004 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Dungeon Siege II" returns players to the beautiful fantasy land of Aranna, but it is a land scarred by civil war, where the lines between good and evil are blurred. Players must lead an elite battle party against Valdis, a vicious marauder determined to return the world to order, no matter the cost. "Dungeon Siege II" promises to set a new standard in role-playing games by combining an intriguing story-line with intense real-time party combat and cutting edge 3D graphics.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Judy on July 24, 2004 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Mashed' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on July 23, 2004 @ 4:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive has released a demo for Supersonic Software's arcade racing game Mashed. This demo contains the Tierra Piedra track, playable in time trial, quick battle, and time trial multiplayer modes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Hell Forces' - Screens

by Judy on July 23, 2004 @ 3:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hell Forces is a classical FPS. Stephen Geist – the main hero of HF is trying to find out, what has happened to his missing friend. During this search he is mired in a satanic conspiracy, and is trying to stop dread forces of Baphometh, the servant of Satan. Infernal legions are uncountable, but Stephen is not. Only with your help he can find out the truth and stop the invasion. Check out these 30+ new screens ...