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'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' Gets PunkBuster

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic, Ltd. today announced that they have teamed up with Even Balance, Inc. to integrate the PunkBuster Anti-Cheat system into the soon to be released PC game Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising. The move by NovaLogic to include the PunkBuster software in Joint Operations is another positive step in the company's continuing crusade to stop cheating in multiplayer games.

'Star Wars Battlefront' Playable Demo On Classic Trilogy DVD Set

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already among the best-selling titles of 2004 - more than four months before its release - the STAR WARS TRILOGY comes to DVD for the first time ever on Sept. 21 in the U.S. and Canada, with international release dates following closely. No. 1 on Amazon.com's best-seller lists in the U.S., Canada, Germany and the U.K, the four-disc DVD set from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox is priced at $69.98 SRP and includes more than 10 hours of entertainment and extraordinary picture and sound quality.

'Beyond Divinity' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While earlier only the German version was announced Gold, Larian Studios today announced that its long awaited new RPG, Beyond Divinity, has completed development and will ship to US & UK retail stores before the end of April.

'Besieger' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Besieger is a new real-time 3D strategy is set in a medieval fantasy world in which rival players wage war as either Viking or Cimmerian warriors. Gamers will need to conquer factions such as Ogres, Werewolves and Centaurs and besiege towns on horseback or build primitive flying machines to win their battles. Users will also have to smash their way into the enemy’s heavily defended Citadels, while in turn defending their own domains. Read more for new screens & ingame footage trailer...

'Manhunt' (Xbox/PC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games has shipped Manhunt for PC and for the Xbox to North American retailers. Manhunt for the PC and Xbox will reach retail shelves in Europe on April 23, 2004. Manhunt was developed by Rockstar North, the team behind the global blockbuster Grand Theft Auto franchise.

'EyeToy: Groove' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the release of EyeToy: Groove, available exclusively for the PlayStation2. Developed by SCEE's London Studio, EyeToy: Groove, is the first interactive videogame that enables players to dance in time with one of the 28 licensed songs, from such artists as Elvis, Madonna, Jessica Simpson, Village People, and Fatboy Slim, with no controller or dance pad necessary.

Midway Signs 'COLD' To Promote 'Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy'

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Underscoring its creative marketing vision and leveraging its strong entertainment ties, Midway Games Inc. today unveiled the details behind the innovative marketing campaign for Psi-Ops, the third-person, action-thriller scheduled to hit retail shelves nationwide in June.

Vidis Signs 'Restricted Area' - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the Hamburg based developing team "Master Creating" Vidis won its newest software partner and signed up for the co-publishing and exclusive distribution rights for the promising Action-RPG "Restricted Area" for the German speaking territories.

'Moscow Rush' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:21 a.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 ...

'Battlefield 2' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA and Digital Illusions today announced that development is underway on the sequel to the award winning Battlefield 1942 PC game. Battlefield 2, scheduled for release in spring 2005, moves the franchise forward in time to invade the high tech frontlines of modern warfare. Powered by an all-new game engine, Battlefield 2 brings the intensity and excitement of its predecessors, Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield Vietnam, into the modern era with the latest, most technologically advanced vehicles and weapons systems available to man.

'Spartan' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine Strategies has released a singleplayer demo for their strategy game Spartan. This update brings your retail game to v1.009 and adds a new mercenary barracks feature, makes difficulty and tech level adjustments, fixes AI and crash bugs, applies control improvements, etc. Read more for download links ...

'Xpand Rally' Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland informed today about rescheduling the game’s release date. The title announced for Q2 will be available in September 2004. The change of the release date is connected with the intense co-operation with beta testers submitting many interesting comments and suggestions. Read more for extra details ...

'War in Afghanistan' Announced

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games and ProSIM would like to announce the next title in the ATF Engine series of modern real-time strategy titles for Windows, War in Afghanistan. War in Afghanistan is possibly the most ambitious and informative ATF game yet, featuring over a century of regional conflict in one amazing package. Read more for details ...

'Jak and Daxter 3' (PS2) Coming This Fall

by Rainier on April 20, 2004 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the first details behind the Fall 2004 release of Jak 3, created exclusively for the PlayStation2. Developed by Naughty Dog Inc., Jak 3 concludes the Jak and Daxter trilogy with a truly plot-driven adventure game filled with friendship, betrayal, death, and a long awaited understanding of the Precursor civilization that has, until now, remained a mystery.

'Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand' - Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2004 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medieval Lords takes aspiring city governors to the middle ages, combining rich city-building challenges with evolving military forces to defend against relentless attacks from neighboring enemies. A first for the genre, Medieval Lords features a full 3D engine that enables innovative new gameplay elements. The city building game genre will take on a whole new dimension when Monte Cristo Games ships "Medieval Lords: Build, Defend, Expand” in Fall 2004. Read more for some new screens ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on April 19, 2004 @ 5:48 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 :

  • Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone - Trailer
  • Richard Burns Rally - Trailer


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

'Killzone' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2004 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future, in a period of planetary colonisation, it revolves around a savage conflict between forces that are still loyal to Earth (the ISA) and a separatist, militaristic faction who call themselves the Helghast. The game follows your squad of four soldiers on a suicidal mission behind enemy lines, as they fight to undermine and defeat the Helghast forces following their devastating Blitzkrieg attack on the human colony. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'Operation: Matriarchy' - Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2004 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Operation: Matriarchy' is an upcoming first-person shooter under development at MADia, due 1st quarter 2005. You are a trooper of the government army sent with the expeditionary force to attack Velian. As you accomplish missions given to you at the headquarters, you get new opportunities in selection of weapons and military equipment. Each mission will also get you closer to the secret of the origin of the Velian anomaly of the human race. Read more for details & screens ...

Nyko's Wireless Air Flo Controller (PS2) Ships

by Rainier on April 19, 2004 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nyko Technologies, a leading manufacturer of innovative peripherals, has shipped the Wireless Air Flo controller for Sony Playstation 2, a cable-free unit that utilizes Nyko's patented Air Flo technology to provide gamers with a consistent flow of fresh air through the controller handgrips.

'SpellForce: The Breath of Winter' - Screens

by Rainier on April 19, 2004 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SpellForce: The Order of Dawn offers a new Single Player Campaign with over 40 hours of gameplay, giving to our fans another episode from our RPS Franchise SpellForce filled with a number of new and original features, like the Co-operative Multiplayer “Free Mode”, where you can join your allies in battling in one of the many maps offered by the campaign. Check out the freshly launched SpellForce: The Order of Dawn website or read more for some new screens ...