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Vivendi Universal Games Announces 'F.E.A.R.'

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today the development of the latest action-packed project from the developer that created award-winning games like Aliens vs. Predator, the No One Lives Forever franchise and Tron2.0. Developed by Monolith Productions, F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault and Recon), is an intense first person close-quarters combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging storyline.

'Halo 2' Coming November 9

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios today announced that Halo 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Halo: Combat Evolved, will land on store shelves on November 9, 2004. In what promises to be one of the biggest launches in videogame history, Halo 2 will be the focus of an extensive marketing campaign that includes cinema, print, outdoor, online and television advertising.

Gamebryo Powers 'Playboy: The Mansion' (PS2/Xbox/PC)

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NDL announced today, from the 2004 E3, that Gamebryo is being used by game developer Cyberlore in the creation of the upcoming title, Playboy: The Mansion for the Xbox, PS2 and PC. Cyberlore has fully integrated Gamebryo into its Prometheus Engine to improve graphics and reduce the time and resources associated with cross-platform development.

Matrix Games Signs 'Battles In Normandy'

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Strategic Studies Group are pleased to announce that the award-winning Decisive Battles series, which includes The Ardennes Offensive, Korsun Pocket and Across the Dnepr, will continue. The next title in the series will be named Battles In Normandy and will cover the Allied and German campaigns in Normandy from the landings to the breakout.

'POSTAL 2: Apocalypse Weekend' Announced

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Running With Scissors' POSTAL 2: Apocalypse Weekend, gamers controlling the enigmatic Postal Dude will be sorely tempted to carry on his wicked ways in the weekend that follows on the bloody heels of the five insane, carnage-filled days experienced in POSTAL 2.

Fatal Frame 2 (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 12th

Tensions rise as Fatal Frame 2 on Xbox boasts a new mode that allows the player to move through the lost village in the first person view. The player experiences limited sight leading to higher insecurities and an increased feeling of vulnerability in the most terrifying Fatal Frame mode to date.

'Death by Degrees' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 12th

Death By Degrees is an action adventure featuring Nina Williams from the multi-million selling Tekken series. Set prior to the first Tekken game this prequel focuses on the events that lead up to Nina's involvement in the Iron Fist Tournament.

Death by Degrees (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 13th

Death By Degrees is an action adventure featuring Nina Williams from the multi-million selling Tekken series. Set prior to the first Tekken game this prequel focuses on the events that lead up to Nina's involvement in the Iron Fist Tournament.

The Bard's Tale (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 12th

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

PS2 Preview - 'The Bard's Tale'

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 12th

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.

'Pikmin 2' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 12th

Rally the troops! Captain Olimar needs your help as he returns to the planet of the Pikmin to save his company of debt. This time Captain Olimar returns with an assistant and you must explore every nook and cranny to erase the enormous debt once and for all.

'Massive Assault' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wargaming has released another patch for their strategy game Massive Assault bringing your retail game to v1.2.204. "This patch mostly affects Multiplayer mode of the game: after-game and before-game messaging has been improved, added random side challenges and an option to enforce victory in the time-out games. Also special message with achievements is being shown when advanced to new rank and smart replay name generation has been added. Some other bug fixes and gameplay improvements have been made, including the support of wide screen resolutions (useful for the latest laptops)."

'Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow' Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has announced that they are getting ready to release (mid May)a new v1.2 patch for their recently released stealth/action game Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow. Word is that "Special attention has been paid to comments from players who've had difficulties joining servers. The development team has done everything possible to improve this part of the game. Our objective was to reduce the amount of time spent in the menus."

'25 To Life' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos in conjunction with Highway 1 Productions, takes an unrelenting look at urban street crime in its upcoming action video game 25 To Life. 25 To Life is being developed by Avalanche Software and will be available for PlayStation 2 and Xbox in spring 2005. Read more for details and screens ...

Microsoft Game Studios 2004 E3 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today unveiled its product lineup at this year's E3, featuring games for the Xbox and Windows. We have screens for the following titles :

'Guild Wars' E3 Demo Launches

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier than expected, ArenaNet has already launched the E3 demo session for their upcoming MMORPGGuild Wars. Since the game is still months from release, the demo limits players to a portion of the game available in the closed alpha test. As specified in one of the demo's loading screens, characters are limited to level 15, the number of quests and missions is limited, some professions lack a full range of abilities, and guild and trading features are not yet implemented. You can still grab the launch file off our download servers ...

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War' - Fourth Race Revealed

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and Relic Entertainment today unveiled the fourth race in their PC title, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War. Previously, the two companies had announced that the Space Marines, Chaos and Orks would be featured as playable races in the game that is expected to deliver the most visceral frontline combat ever delivered in an RTS. Today, the two companies confirmed that the strong and powerful Eldar will be the fourth race. The Eldar's unrivaled psychic powers and powerful infantry make them a powerful force in the galaxy.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Vanguard: Saga of Heroes" represents the next evolutionary leap in massively multiplayer online role-playing games from the original producer and co-creator of EverQuest. Building on their many years of development expertise in this genre, Sigil Games Online is committed to delivering players the full grandeur of life in a fantasy world – from exploration of faraway lands to intense battles with fantastic creatures all the way up to changing the very landscape and society in which they live.

EA Officially Announces 'Xbox Live' Support

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced one of the most anticipated events in the history of videogames: EA and Microsoft have struck an agreement that will allow players of EA SPORTS and EA GAMES titles to compete and play online through Xbox Live. Players will have access to voice communication, tournaments, ladders and all the fun of online play.

'Strategy First' 2004 E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 11, 2004 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First will be presenting titles from their 2004 line-up on the E3 show floor. Among the titles being shown are: Chaos League, a highly anticipated 3D game combining RPG, RTS and sports elements in a no-holds-barred fantasy setting; ALFA: Antiterror, a turn-based tactical combat simulator that lets the player control the Alfa team, Russia's Special Operations force and Anti-Terror squad; COPS 2170: The Power of Law, a hybrid RPG and Tactical Strategy game set in a cyberpunk metropolis in the not to distant future.