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'American Chopper' (ALL) Games to be Developed

by Judy on July 16, 2004 @ 7:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision Value Publishing today announced a multi-year alliance with Discovery Consumer Products to develop and distribute video games based on the popular television series "American Chopper."

Tri Synergy Signs 'Arena Wars' In North America

by Judy on July 16, 2004 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascaron Entertainment and Tri Synergy, Inc. today announced a North American distribution partnership for the ExDream designed PC title, Arena Wars: An RTS game with the fast pace of an action-based shooter.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Judy on July 16, 2004 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Oddworld Stranger' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on July 16, 2004 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oddworld Stranger 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.

'Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness' - Screens

by Judy on July 16, 2004 @ 12:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle Mages: Sign of Darkness is an enthralling journey to the world of original game. It offers four new campaigns, covering dramatic events that took place in Daenmor long before the Shadow of Warlock spread over the land.

'Sly 2: Band of Thieves' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on July 16, 2004 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sly 2: Band of Thieves is a comic crime caper, action-adventure game designed exclusively for the PS2. Sly 2: Band of Thieves incorporates many of Sucker Punch's signature talents including award winning toon-shaded animation and art direction, visual style, immersive storylines, strong characters, and highly interactive worlds.

'Shade: Wrath of Angels' - Screens

by Judy on July 16, 2004 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cenega Publishing's Shade: Wrath of Angles is a third person horror / action adventure, which has been in development for a while now! Since last year’s E3 the development studio, Black Element Software, have re-worked the graphic’s engine and storyline to produce a greater gaming experience in every possible way. The new engine supports all the latest technology, including full compatibility with DirectX 9.

'The Roots' - Screens

by Judy on July 16, 2004 @ 12:07 a.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. Read more for some new screens ...

'Ultima Online: Samurai Empire' Announced

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 7:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that the next expansion pack for Ultima Online will be called Ultima Online: Samurai Empire. Ninjas and samurais and killing, oh my! Read on for more information ...

'Gates of Troy' Available - Screens

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gates of Troy is currently available from the Slitherine Online store. Games are shipped worldwide as part of the price. Read more for some new screens.

'Cycling Manager 4' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cyanide Studios has released the first patch for the latest installment in the Cycling Manager franchise, 'Cycling Manager 4'. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses a slew of editor, gameplay, and database issues with old/new careers (thanks Gamershell). Read more for download links ...

'Xbox Live' - More than 1 Million Served

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. today announced that more than 1 million people are now members of the worldwide Xbox Live online video gaming service. With peak usage time for Xbox Live between 7:30 and 9 p.m., this thrill-seeking throng is showing that they prefer to play TV.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 1:31 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 :

  • WWX: Rumble Roses - Trailer #3
  • Second Sight - Gimmicks & E3 Trailers (2)
  • Nexuiz - Trailer #2

Valve Shuts Down WON Authentication Servers

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starting July 26th, the shutdown of the WON authentication servers will begin. This process will be completed on July 31st. This means players will no longer be able to access Internet features of Valve games, such as Counter-Strike 1.5, using the WON authentication servers. Users can continue using Valve games on the Steam service by downloading the Steam installer and setting up a Steam account. Counter-Strike 1.5 players will be upgraded to Counter-Strike 1.6 free of charge through Steam.

EA's Hot Summer Night - Screens (part 1)

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA is holding their summer press event today, and here are a deluge of screens from the titles that were presented:

  • Armies of Exigo
  • Battlefield 2
  • Burnout 3: Takedown
  • Catwoman
  • Def Jam: Fight for New York

EA's Hot Summer Night - Screens (part 2)

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA is holding their summer press event today, and here are a plethora of screens from the titles that were presented:

  • GoldenEye: Rogue Agent
  • Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-Earth
  • Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
  • Need for Speed Underground 2
  • The Sims 2
  • Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 2
  • Time Splitters: Future Perfect
  • Urbz: Sims in the City

EA's Hot Summer (Sports) Night - Screens

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Sports titles:

  • FIFA Soccer 2005
  • Madden NFL 2005
  • NBA Live 2005
  • NCAA March Madness 2005
  • NHL 2005
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005

Second Sight (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Second Sight, developed by the creative force behind the acclaimed TimeSplitters series Free Radical Design, is an original property that redefines the standards for stealth action gameplay. Due later this year for PS2, Xbox and GameCube, check these new screens...

'Sudeki' (Xbox) Goes Gold! - Screens

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that Sudeki, the exclusive Xbox roleplaying game (RPG), has gone gold and is scheduled to ship to stores on July 20 in North America for an estimated retail price of $49.95 (U.S.). Sudeki will be available in Europe in August.

'The Urbz: Sims in the City' Coming To Nintendo DS

by Judy on July 15, 2004 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Urbz: Sims in the City, the latest franchise from the celebrated studio behind The Sims, is in development for the Nintendo DS. EA, in conjunction with Griptonite Games, is developing the game in Redwood City, CA and will ship in November 2004 under the EA GAMES brand.