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'Mega Man Battle Network 4' (GBA) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the release of Mega Man Battle Network 4 in two versions- Red Sun and Blue Moon for the GBA. Each version presents many challenges for players as they encounter different enemies, battle chips, souls and characters. A Game Link Cable can be used for competitive gameplay and battle chip exchanges. Mega Man Battle Network 4 Red Sun and Mega Man Battle Network 4 Blue Moon are now available at retailers across North America.

'Close Combat: First to Fight' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lead a four-man fireteam of US Marines through the perils of authentic, modern urban combat in a Middle-Eastern urban battleground. This is an action-oriented, first-person 3D shooter that is being developed under the direction of the US Marine Corps as a training simulation for use by the Marine Corps. Close Combat: First to Fight is as close as you can get on a computer or Xbox to being a Marine fireteam leader in modern urban combat! Read more for new screens, or check the one's from a few days ago ...

'Perimeter' Ships To North American Stores

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters announced today the company’s groundbreaking real time strategy game, Perimeter, has shipped to North American retail outlets. Developed in Russia by 1C Company and KD-LAB, Perimeter is now available exclusively for PC.

NVIDIA Launches Multi-GPU 'SLI' Technology

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA Corporation today unveiled a revolutionary new technology that enables multiple NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series or NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards to operate in a single PC or workstation for a stunning increase in graphics horsepower. Appearing later this year in PCI Express-based PCs and workstations from the world's top manufacturers, the new NVIDIA SLI technology takes full advantage of the additional bandwidth and features of this new high-bandwidth bus architecture.

'Chronicles Of Riddick' Coming To PC ?

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noticed on Homelan that they point to a new listing on EBGames indicating that Vivendi might be bringing Starbreeze's The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay to the PC. The listing has an estimated ship date for the PC port as November 15th 2004 (for the low price of $29.99), and while these online store listing are often nothing but wild rumours, an Xbox to PC port is not such a atretch. No official word or announcement from Vivendi on this matter yet. To be continued....

'Kenn Hoekstra' Leaves 'Raven Software'

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kenn Hoekstra let us know, through his website Kenn's World, that effective Wednesday, June 30th will resign from Raven Software. "I'm sure the question many of you are asking is 'why?' (Then again, maybe you aren't!) Put simply, I've reached a point in my life where it's time for me to move on to new challenges…to take some risks and make some time for a few things I've always wanted to do. I don't deal well with 'what might have been' scenarios. That said, there are some shots I need to take and I believe now is the time for me to take them. The way I see it, if I don't do it now, I may never get the chance again."

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates is broadband only, with high-end hardware specifications for graphics -- a GeForce 3 or better is required in at least a 1GHz machine, and the game is optimized for the latest DirectX 9.0-class cards. Pirates is being published on-line directly to gamers using Valve's new Steam technology, the same delivery system used by Half-Life 2 and Counterstrike 2. Check out the new seaworthy screens ...

NCsoft Launches First Update to 'Lineage II'

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation today released the first major update to it's acclaimed massively multiplayer online game Lineage? II: The Chaotic Chronicle. The update, Chronicle 1: Harbingers of War, adds stirring castle sieges, new fierce monsters, items and quests, and a significantly expanded 3D world. The update is free to all Lineage II subscribers via automatic download.

Enlight Signs 'Scrapland' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enlight announced today that it will publish Scrapland, with executive producer and ground breaking game auteur American McGee. Developed by Mercury Steam, Scrapland is a deeply immersive 3rd person 3D action/adventure set in a bizarre robotic world made of scrap parts. Scrapland is scheduled for release in Q4 2004 for the Xbox and PC.

'Soldiers: Heroes of World War II' Ships To Stores

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters announced today the company's innovative real-time strategy game, "Soldiers: Heroes Of World War II," has shipped to North American retail outlets. Developed by Ukrainian company Best Way, "Soldiers" is now available exclusively for PC.

'Jackie Chan Adventures' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jackie Chan Adventures features the martial arts hero scouring the globe as an ancient artefact expert looking for talismans with his 11-year old niece Jade as his apprentice. Each talisman unlocks additional powers for Jackie, allowing him to access new areas within the worlds. Jackie must also play his part in protecting the world from ancient Chinese demons, and a group of ninjas known as the Dark Hand.

'Chaos League' - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaos League combines sports, fantasy and brutal, chaotic action on a playing field where the primary objectives are typical but the gameplay is anything but. Players must score points, win games, advance to championship rounds, and of course compete for the ultimate trophy, but Chaos League serves up some extra excitement with its absence of rules, corrupt referees and mythical, powerful opponents.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 29, 2004 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'GoldenEye: Rogue Agent' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2004 @ 11:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Going where no previous James Bond game has dared to tread, the upcoming GoldenEye: Rogue Agent first-person shooter from Electronic Arts breaks all the rules by transporting players to the dark side of the Bond universe to experience life as a high-rolling, cold-hearted villain. To commemorate the 25th movie anniversary of the classic James Bond film, Moonraker, EA sent us a few new screens ...

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

by Rainier on June 28, 2004 @ 5:56 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.

'Tribes: Vengeance' - Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2004 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tribes: Vengeance's single-player campaign, gamers become immersed in a roiling galactic thriller. Throughout the game, the player catches glimpses of other, interrelated stories that are unfolding behind-the-scenes. In addition, gamers are given the opportunity to experience the full scope of the single-player story through multiple viewpoints and characters. Check out these new screens ...

European 'RalliSport Challenge 2' Xbox Live Tournament

by Rainier on June 28, 2004 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Start your engine, strap yourself in, get your place on the track and prepare to speed your way to victory in the first ever European tournament for the highly acclaimed RalliSport Challenge 2. The tournament, hosted on the Xbox Live service, from today, 28 June, until 21 July, will be the ultimate test of driving skills since, in this tournament, there is only one track to race on and one car to drive, making it a level playing field for everyone.

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 28, 2004 @ 1:10 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 :

'Bio.Sector' - English Version Launched

by Rainier on June 28, 2004 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sector is proud to introduce the English version of free web turn-based sci-fi strategy game bio.sector. This popular game is now online and ready to welcome new commanders. Enter the universe of bio! Create your base, build, harvest, research, spy, trade and fight. Don't get blinded by the power of Bio. The Universe must be saved, the seven crystals have to be recovered and united before the central star collapses.

'Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided' Celebrates One Year Anniversary

by Rainier on June 28, 2004 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment Inc. are proud to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the launch of Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided. Launched a year ago, Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided quickly became the fastest growing massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) in North America and today boasts over 500,000 registered users, with more than 115,000 players logging into the game every day.