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'Settlers: Heritage Of Kings' - Screens

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 10:39 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.

'Wish' - Beta 2 Signups NOW

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 10:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mutable Realms has announced that beta phase 2 for their MMORPG "Wish" will start in fall 2004. You can already sign up to participate and keep your fingers crossed that you will be selected. Once you sign up, you will be notified by email when the Wish beta client is available for download and the test starts. Head over over to the MutableRealms website...

'FireFly Studios' Finally Re-Launches Their Website

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 9:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Firefly Studios is proud to announce the re-launch of FireFly Worlds. With a fresh new look and all new graphics and content this site will be the first point of call for fans to get the latest info on Firefly's current projects. Not much new information is available at this point but new announcements are "coming very soon."

'Headhunter Redemption' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 9:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maintaining law and society order is veteran Headhunter Jack Wade, older, wiser and battle hardened. At his side is the reluctant new sidekick, the rebellious street kid Leeza X. Whether ripping up the highways of the silver metropolis on a super bike or stalking the criminal masterminds of the shadowy underworld, they are led into the greatest danger of their lives and must overcome something much more sinister than a simple human threat. Each must face their darkest fears. Together they must redeem a world facing chaos...

DC-Studios Teams Up With Football Guru Dino Dini

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 8:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DC-Studios and Dino Dini have inked a deal to create a whole new generation of football games. Combining DC-Studios' and Dino’s expertise, passion and knowledge to take the beautiful game to a whole new generation of fans. Football games may never be the same again.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 8:26 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:

  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl - Trailer (2)
  • Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude - Trailer

'Fable' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fable is a ground-breaking role-playing adventure game from Peter Molyneux, in which your every action determines your skills, appearance, and reputation. Create your life story from childhood to death. Grow from an inexperienced adolescent into the most powerful being in the world. Check out this new batch o' screens ...

'ESPN NFL 2005' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 3:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames today announced the early release of the critically acclaimed football game, ESPN NFL 2K5. On Tuesday, July 20th, ESPN NFL 2K5 will be unleashed to the public at the price of $19.99.

Ubisoft Announces 'Advance Guardian Heroes' (GBA)

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced Advance Guardian Heroes for the Game Boy Advance. The title is a scrolling fighter videogame, featuring over 20 controllable characters, more than 160 powerful moves to master, and many incredible multiplayer scenarios.

Game Analysts See Blockbuster Months Ahead

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The U.S. video game industry saved its best for last this year. When video game publishers report quarterly results in the weeks ahead, the focus for investors and analysts will be on a coming slate of blockbuster games that need to live up to their advance hype for the industry to avoid falling short of the still heady expectations for sales growth.

Bethesda Softworks to Develop and Publish 'Fallout 3'

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 1:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks announced today that it will develop and publish Fallout 3 -- a sequel to the highly popular Fallout role-playing game franchise.

'Scaler' (PS2/NGC/Xbox) - Screens

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

Bobby "Scaler" Johnson got more than he bargained for when he stumbled upon his next door neighbor's evil plot to take over the world by stealing all the lizards and training them to become his mutant army. Check out the latest set of screenshots ...

'Baten Kaitos' (NGC) - Screens

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 11:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Video games publisher and developer Namco Hometek Inc. announced today that the highly anticipated, epic role-playing adventure Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean will be available for the U.S. market in November 2004. Here are some screenshots to tide you over until then ...

Sony to Display New PlayStation at E3

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Corp. expects to show off its latest PlayStation at the E3 trade show next May, it said on Monday, increasing pressure on Microsoft Corp. to take the wraps off its Xbox successor at that time.

'Cycling Manager 4' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 7:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has released the English demo for Cyanide Studios' latest installment in the Cycling Manager franchise, featuring one month of management with all the features on simulated races. Also includes the mountain stage from the Tour De France and features the CSC team. Read more for download links ...

'Zoo Tycoon' Hits Sales Milestone

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 7:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blue Fang Games, developer of the games franchise "Zoo Tycoon," recently celebrated surpassing the 2 million unit mark in U.S. retail sales, according to The NPD Group. The developer is set to take the franchise to the next level with "Zoo Tycoon 2," coming this fall.

'The Red Star' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 7:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Red Star takes place in a parallel fantasy universe, in which a mythic empire based on the Soviet Union sets the landscape for an epic battle of militarized sorcery and monolithic technology. Currently under development with Acclaim Studios Austin for the next-generation gaming systems. Read more to check some new screens ...

'Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

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

Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone is an action adventure game set in the popular D&D world created by Wizards of the Coast. Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone will place players in the middle of a heated battle between two demonic armies set to overrun the world of Faerun. Check out these new screens ...

Online Game Sales & Subscription Revenue $1.1B by 2008

by Judy on July 12, 2004 @ 2:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Online game sales and subscription revenue will triple to $1.1 billion by 2008, with new devices, shift from CD-ROM, and falling console prices creating revenue opportunities for online games, says Yankee Group research firm.

'Global Defense Network' - Demo

by Judy on July 11, 2004 @ 11:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Global Defense Network (GDN) is a combination of fast paced shooter and rhythm action game with an intriguing sci-fi plot spread evenly throughout. The Global Defense Network has released its proprietary training simulator to the public. Charged with defense against aggressive extra terrestrial activity, the GDN has begun to seek out gifted individuals to assist in its efforts. To this end, the formerly classified simulator used to train GDN Agents has been released to the public.