Ground Control II: Operation Exodus - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 6:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi has released the Ground Control II: Operation Exodus multiplayer demo featuring two tutorial missions, three online multiplayer maps and one single player map from the previously released single player demo. The demo also provides an introduction to Massgate, Massive Entertainments proprietary gaming lobby, where gamers can host games, join on current games and chat with other Ground Control II gamers from across the globe. Read more for download links ...

'Restricted Area' - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Restricted Area is an action-based roleplaying game with realtime combat, which combines a fascinating gameplay similar to Diablo 2 with innovative technology, tactic-shooter elements and a dark future scenario. Read more for a few new screens ...

'Dungeon Lords' - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 6:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Dungeon Lords" blends the depth of an epic Fantasy RPG with the flexibility of an FPS-style control system. Gamers journey through a land of ancient castles and dungeon lairs to engage in real-time tactical combat with a variety of deadly foes. It's not just about the battles though, as magic spells and hundreds of powerful weapons and artifacts play a huge role in the game.

'WarBirds 2004' - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 6:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WarBirds 2004 adds improved graphics (3D cockpits for B17 and B24), new aircraft (the Japanese Mitsubishi J2M2 and J2M3) and a lot of tweaks, such as a better balanced Ki44 (this formerly deactivated aircraft is now available to all players). The J2M2, conceived as an interceptor, was first used in 1942. Due to technical and production problems only 500 J2M2’s were built. In WarBirds 2004, the fast J2M2 with its superior weaponary is the dream of veteran pilots, while its flight model is very challenging.

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising' - Updated Demo Coming

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic, Inc. today announced that the official multiplayer consumer demo for Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising will be released on Wednesday June 9th, 2004. The demo replaces the existing beta demo released earlier this year.

'Poacher' - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Poacher' represents an entirely new facet of gameplay for all first person shooter and resource management enthusiasts. You are Roman Sar, a poacher with a bad attitude and big guns. You fight and struggle your way through the African Congo to the deep jungles of India as you hunt for the most famous of endangered species; all the while avoiding and battling the dreaded Game Wardens.

'Aura: Fate Of The Ages' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 5:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company has released a demo for Streko-Graphics Inc.'s puzzle/adventure game Aura: Fate Of The Ages, featuring the The Ademika Valley level. Aura is a challenging first person puzzle exploration game that uses an easy to navigate mouse driven, point and click interface. The game features vast panoramic landscapes and some of the best pre-rendered graphics adventure has ever seen. Read more for download links ..

'Technic Beat' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 5:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mastiff today announced Technic Beat, an innovative and addictive music game for the PlayStation 2 that allows players to actually create, alter and dance on screen to their own music. Developed by Arika and featuring tunes from some of Namco's most popular games, Technic Beat is expected to release in late summer 2004. Read more for details and screens ...

'Sudeki' (Xbox) Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 5:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sumthing Else Music Works, Inc., through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios is pleased to announce the release of the original soundtrack for the upcoming Xbox video game, Sudeki, developed by Climax Group Inc. The soundtrack will be released to stores in the U.S. through Nile Rodgers’ Sumthing Else Music Works record label on June 8, 2004 at a suggested retail list price of $15.98.

'Tribes: Vengeance' Beta Sign-Ups Open

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today that it is currently taking applications for the Tribes: Vengeance beta testing program, which will begin June 14th and run for several months. The closed beta program will begin with a very limited group but expand weekly until later this Summer when the public will be invited to partake in the testing. Tribes: Vengeance will ship to retail stores worldwide in October 2004.

Konami Announces 'Dragon Booster'

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 5:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami announced today that it has signed a worldwide video game agreement with Alliance Atlantis Communication Inc. for Alliance Atlantis' new children's animated property, Dragon Booster. Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. will develop, manufacture and distribute the game based on the highly anticipated animated series that is expected to debut in the US on Jetix (ABC Family and Toon Disney's branded block) Saturday, October 23, 2004 and on CBC in Canada on Tuesday, October 26, 2004, before rolling out around the world in early 2005.

NCSoft Appoints New Executive Producer

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation announces the appointment of Jon Van Caneghem as Executive Producer at NCsoft North America. Van Caneghem is best known as the founder of New World Computing and the creator of some of gaming's most prominent franchises, including the Might and Magic role playing game series and the Heroes' strategy game series.

'El Matador' - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person, stealth action game, where the player takes on the role of a DEA agent, whose aim is to bring down the narkomafia, an organised crime syndicate in South America. Driven by revenge for what the narkomafia did to his brother, the player will progress through a story which weaves its way throughout the adventure, combines all the essential features of surprise, unexpected twists and dramatic developments. It is a tale of corruption, revenge, moral ambiguity and ultimate justice.

Take-Two Signs Deal With SEGA ESPN Games

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two announced today the Company has signed a binding letter of intent with SEGA Corporation to co-publish and exclusively distribute on a worldwide basis all SEGA ESPN Videogames sports titles, including ESPN NFL Football, ESPN NHL Hockey, ESPN NBA Basketball, ESPN College Hoops and ESPN Major League Baseball.

'DRIV3R' Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on June 8, 2004 @ 5:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. has reached an agreement with Epic Records and Nimrod Productions to create a dynamic and artistically unique soundtrack for DRIV3R, the third-installment in the best-selling Driver video game franchise. Titled DRIV3R - The Soundtrack, the stand-alone soundtrack is scheduled for U.S. release on June 21, day-in-date with the launch of the DRIV3R video game on the Xbox and the PlayStation2.

'Jak 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created and developed by Naughty Dog, Inc., Jak 3 is the team's follow-up to their best-selling title, Jak II and their Greatest Hits PlayStation2 debut title, Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy. Combining a variety of genres including driving, adventure, action-platform, puzzles, strategy and exploration, Jak 3 promises to deliver one of the most entertaining and interactive experiences to gamers this holiday season!

'Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Devil Saga: Avatar Tuner takes console role-playing games to an all new level of storytelling and drama. The gritty sci-fi world is brought to life with breathtaking cel-shaded graphics and a battle system that will satisfy even the most battle h gamer. Fans of the Persona and Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, as well as role playing gamers everywhere won’t want to miss the beginning of this stunning new series. Read more for some new screens...

Various 'Game Trailers' Available NOW

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 3:57 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 :

'Test Drive: Eve of Destruction' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 3:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test Drive: Eve of Destruction blends the best elements of racing and demolition and is packed with 25 different events, including Demo Derby, where the last car standing wins; Gauntlet, where the player climbs behind the wheel of a hearse and tries to finish a set number of laps while the rest of the field attempts to stop them; Trailer Race, a new brand of racing event, where players compete while towing various types of trailers and must finish the race with something resembling a trailer still attached.

DoubleJump Signs On For 'Phantom Brave' (PS2) Strategy Guide

by Rainier on June 7, 2004 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today, DoubleJump Publishing, Inc., in partnership with NIS America, Inc., announced that DoubleJump will publish and distribute the official guide for the upcoming strategy-RPG, Phantom Brave.