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'Gungrave: Overdose' (PS2) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Sept. 13, 2004 @ 7:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Video Game publisher Mastiff today announced that Gungrave: Overdose for the PlayStation 2 has shipped to retail stores throughout North America. The game will carry a special low suggested retail price of $14.99, along with other exceptional bonuses only available for a limited time.

NVIDIA to Give Away 'World of Warcraft' Beta Accounts

by Judy on Sept. 13, 2004 @ 7:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA and Blizzard are working together to ready the game for play on NVIDIA graphics hardware, the preferred platform for World of Warcraft. To celebrate the collaboration, the companies will randomly distribute 1,000 closed beta accounts to eager gamers. Sign-ups will be held for one week only, starting today at http://www.nzone.com.

'rFactor' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 13, 2004 @ 7:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Presenting rFactor, the new racing simulation series from Image Space Incorporated. After successfully creating over a dozen products in the past ten years, Image Space takes the next logical step, creating a completely new technology base and development process. This new isiMotor 2.0 environment will be the foundation on which to build exciting products for many years to come.

Vivendi and Empire Sign Distribution Deal

by Judy on Sept. 13, 2004 @ 7:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games (VU Games) and Empire, a UK computer games developer and publisher, today announced an exclusive agreement by which VU Games will market and distribute Empire's multi-platform destructive racing game titled FlatOut in North America.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 13, 2004 @ 2:57 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 :

  • Knights Of Honor - Intro Movie
  • Crashday - Trailer
  • Half-Life 2 - 'Coast' Trailer
  • The Sims 2 - Press Event Trailer
  • Scrapland - Trailer
  • Project Freedom - Trailer

'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 13, 2004 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory will offer a high adrenaline experience thanks to never seen before close range attacks, a totally open level design, a completely immersive and interactive environment, and challenging advanced AI. In addition, it will offer the best graphics in this generation of games and a unique, collaborative multiplayer mode available for online and offline.

'Psychonauts' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 13, 2004 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A deranged scientist is abducting students from the Psychonauts boot camp and a powerful new cadet named Raz stands alone against the lunatic. Raz must develop and unleash an arsenal of paranormal powers, including the ability to launch himself telepathically into someone else's mind -- and take on their inner demons, nightmares and secret memories. Ultimately he must enter the mind of his worst enemy and destroy his dark plans at their source, while trying not to lose his sanity in the process.

'Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 13, 2004 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition is the third installment in the Midnight Club racing franchise. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition will be available for the PS2/Xbox and is expected to hit retail shelves this holiday season. Read more for some new screens...

'Hostile Intent' - v1.3.5 Mod Update Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 13, 2004 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Hostile Intent team has released a new version for their Half-Life mod, bringing it to v1.3.5 (requires v1.3) and has a slew of bug fixes and game tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 12, 2004 @ 7:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few days ago Bethesda Softworks announced that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is in development, since 2002, for PC and future generation consoles. The October Game Informer edition has the first details and screens, and should be available in stores ...

'Scrapland' (Xbox/PC) - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 12, 2004 @ 2:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scrapland is a third person action game where you control D-Tritus when he goes on foot and his gunship when he pilots on Chimera streets. The player, by hacking into the GDB, can transform himself into 15 different characters, acquiring then the special ability of every one of them. Demo was mistakingly released by Enlight over the weekend, and has now been removed.

'Phantom Renaissance' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 12, 2004 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantom Renaissance is the stand-alone expansion set for the highly acclaimed turn-based strategy game Massive Assault. Massive Assault: Phantom Renaissance features a renewed global conflict between the Free Nations Union and Phantom League in distant space colonies.

'GTR: The Ultimate Racing Game' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 11, 2004 @ 4:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SimBin Development Team is nearing completion of the first ever official racing game based on the FIA GT racing series. GTR – The Ultimate Racing Game represents the most intense and immersive racing experience ever to grace a PC or games console. Read more 50+ screens & car models.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 11, 2004 @ 3:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Jade Empire" is set in a new fantastical world based on mythical China, where sinister events have upset the peaceful harmony of an isolated martial arts school. Featuring furious action previously found only in Hong Kong cinema, the game lets players master more than 30 fighting styles and a wide range of mystical powers.

'Tony Hawk's Underground 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Pre-Order Incentive

by Judy on Sept. 11, 2004 @ 3:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acitivsion has released info regarding people who want to pre-order its latest installment in the Tony hawk franchise, 'Tony Hawk Underground 2.' If you pre-order THUG 2 from GameStop or EBGames will get the exclusive "The Complete Sessions" DVD, which is chock full of Tony Hawk goodies and will be ONLY be available during this pre-order period. Read more for details ...

'Nexus: The Jupiter Incident' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 11, 2004 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Immerse yourself in "Nexus - The Jupiter Incident", a real-time mission-based tactical space game featuring spectacular real time battles and breathtaking motion picture quality. Focus on tactics and action as you control up to a dozen battleships encountering aliens, unknown solar systems and astrophysical phenomena in your struggle to save Earth.

'Arena Wars' - v1.07 Single/Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 11, 2004 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascaron has released an updated v1.7 demo for exDream Entertainment's sci-fi 3D RTS game Arena Wars. This demo combines SP and MP (unlike the previous 2 seperate demo's) and features two SP tournaments with 3 missions each, four MP maps (Cyclus, Lost Temple, Simple Life and Incubus), as well as four tutorials and the .NET installer. Read more for download links ...

'ESPN NBA 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 11, 2004 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN NBA 2005 will change the way virtual basketball is played with a host of new graphical improvements including self-shadowing, advanced reflective lighting, and full 3D crowds. Huge gameplay improvements in IsoMotion and the revolutionary 24/7 mode ensure responsive control and the most satisfying basketball experience available. Read more for some new screens ...

'Painkiller: Battle out of Hell' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 11, 2004 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | 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...

'Tabula Rasa' Gets Delayed

by Judy on Sept. 10, 2004 @ 8:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on Bluesnews that the official Tabula Rasa website has been updated with a message from NCSoft's executive producer Richard Garriott with the unfortunate news that its MMORPG 'Tabula Rasa' has been pushed back, and will not be released this winter. "What this means for those of you who've been patiently waiting for the release of Tabula Rasa is that your wait will be a bit longer. The game won't be out this winter and likely won't be ready for some months beyond that. The good news is that we continue to be committed to launching Tabula Rasa only when it is ready."