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'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Battle for Middle Earth utilizes the Generals game engine, and in the game, players can select from the different "good" or "evil" campaigns, where they will be given the freedom to command a variety of major armies from the films, each with their own distinct strengths and weaknesses.

'Get On Da Mic' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 4:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get On Da Mic allows players to live the fantasy resulting from their rap superstardom, embracing the famous excesses of the hip hop lifestyle. Gamers must wow the crowds with their ‘dope’ rapping style as they go from the street, play “da clubs,” record at the studio, shoot the video, and ultimately perform for thousands of fans in order to acquire the fantastic material wealth that comes with unimaginable success. Check out the freshly launched official website or read more for new screens...

'Settlers: Heritage Of Kings' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 3:34 p.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.

'Oddworld Stranger's Wrath' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oddworld Stranger's Wrath combines first and third-person gameplay with familiar Oddworld elements and an all-new engine to deliver a unique gameplay experience. Set to award-winning visuals, players will be moved by the complex and inspiring story as the Stranger comes to grips with his true nature in the hunt for the ultimate bounty.

'Crash Twinsanity' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 3:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that Crash Twinsanity, the next installment in the best-selling video game franchise, has gone gold. The irrepressible Crash Bandicoot is set to hit retail shelves this month in his funniest adventure yet! Developed by Traveller's Tales, the new action platformer will be available for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

'The Political Machine' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 2:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft released a demo for Stardock's strategy game The Political Machine, where players take on the role of campaign manager for a presidential candidate. Players must raise money, take out advertisements, win endorsements and appear on popular TV news shows to answer tough questions about today's most pressing issues (thanks Blues). Read more for download links...

EA Reveals 'Def Jam FIGHT For NY' (PS2/Xbox) Soundtrack

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 1:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and Def Jam today announced the explosive in-game soundtrack that will fuel Def Jam FIGHT For NY, the blazing-hot sequel to Def Jam Vendetta, set to drop this October. Delivering a hard-hitting mix of 28 hot new tracks and old-school hits from Def Jam and other prominent hip hop labels, the soundtrack magnifies the game's gritty, intense gameplay and dramatic storyline.

The Adventure Company's EGN 2004 Lineup - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Head over to our dedicated EGN section to check out the following new screens from The Adventure Company's 2004 EGN lineup:

Atlantis: Evolution (PC) - Dark Fall 2: Lights Out (PC) - Dungeon Lords (PC) - Painkiller: Battle Out of Hell (PC) - Sentinel: Descendants in Time (PC) - SuperPower 2 (PC)

'Scrabble Interactive 2005 Edition' Announced

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced the launch of Scrabble Interactive 2005 Edition, developed by Ubisoft's Casablanca studio, available in October on PC.

'Shark Tale' (ALL) Gets Soundtrack

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision, Inc. is bringing the funky vibe of DreamWorks' Shark Tale video game to life with a soundtrack featuring licensed songs from today's biggest hip-hop and reggae talents like Outkast, Ziggy Marley and Sean Paul as well as classic R&B and funk tracks from Cheryl Lynn, Rose Royce and Wild Cherry, as remixed by renown producers Swizz Beatz and "Bassy" Bob Brockman.

'Ritual Entertainment' Is Hiring

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 12:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ritual Entertainment is currently looking to hire several experienced console programmers to work on a multi-platform action title. The full set of required qualifications can be found at the help wanted section of the Ritual website. In addition, the company has several art-related openings. Information on all open positions and on how to submit applications can found at the following the help wanted section

'Halo' - v1.05 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has issued a new patch for Gearbox/Bungie's first person shooter Halo: Combat Evolved. This upgrade brings your Halo retail to v1.05 and addresses a rare crash bug that could occur if a malicious individual (hacker) purposely sends a malformed packet to a game server, as well as fixes to resolve compatibility problems with WinXP SP2 and certain 256MB video cards, which could cause the game not to launch, or not to display chat messages (thanks Joe). Read more for details and download links ...

'Silent Hill 4' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Ships to Stores

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today announced that Silent Hill 4: The Room for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC has shipped to retail stores nationwide. By enhancing the award-winning features that have defined the series - intense and bone chilling gameplay, superior graphics and a haunting musical score by the series' producer, Akira Yamaoka - Silent Hill 4: The Room will strike terror into the hearts of gamers with the most frightening experience in the history of the franchise.

'Katamari Damacy' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Katamari Damacy, the highly addictive and immensely entertaining action game has gone gold. Available this September exclusively for the PlayStation 2, Katamari Damacy is set to capture the attention of gamers of all ages.

'Saga of Ryzom' Goes Gold

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TriSynergy and Nevrax confirmed today that Nevrax's graphically stunning MMORPG The Saga of Ryzom has entered manufacturing and will begin shipping to retail stores throughout North America the week of September 20.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 7:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Packed with new features, Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 is the third in the successful PlayStation 2 series developed by DIMPS, and promises to be the ultimate DBZ fighting experience on next-generation consoles. Read more for another helping of screenshots ...

'Pro Evolution Soccer 4' - Xbox Live Features Confirmed

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 7:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has confirmed what every Xbox owner has been waiting to hear: its much vaunted Pro Evolution Soccer 4 will be compatible with the Xbox Live service, allowing users to play against rival fans in real-time online matches.

Acclaim Files for Bankruptcy

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 7:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Video game publisher Acclaim, which has been hampered by a lack of hit titles, filed for bankruptcy liquidation on Thursday after failing to line up new financing.

EyeToy On The PC With 'Camgoo' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 7:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Camgoo offers an amazing new slant on the otherwise traditional world of gaming – and one that's instantly accessible, both to joystick junkies and non-gamers alike. In fact, any member of the family, and friends of all ages, can share together in the refreshing kind of fun this game has to offer – and get fit at the same time!

'Call of Duty: United Offensive' - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 7, 2004 @ 7:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers can enlist for a second tour of duty on the intense front lines of WWII with Call of Duty: United Offensive. Delivering a compelling, all-new single player campaign filled with new weapons, character abilities and other expanded features, Call of Duty: United Offensive also offers a robust multiplayer experience introducing new maps and modes of play. Read more for new screens ...