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'Test Drive: Eve of Destruction' Coming To The Xbox

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari, Inc. announces that the latest iteration in its Test Drive racing franchise, Test Drive: Eve of Destruction will be released this fall on the Xbox, in addition to the previously announced version of the game which will be available for the PlayStation2 in September.

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic has released the final patch for their recently released FPS Unreal Tournament 2004. The patch brings your retail game to v3236 and features a TON of tweaks, bug fixes, multiplayer & performance enhancements. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Marine Heavy Gunner' - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 12:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vietnam, 1967. You are Specialist Heavy Gunner Grant of the 6th Platoon US Marine Corps. Weeks earlier on a routine search and clear mission, members of your platoon were ambushed and taken prisoner by the Black Skulls, an elite North Vietnamese unit under the command of Colonel Trung also known as the “butcher of Bac Ninh”. Your mission is to find the hidden POW camp and rescue your buddies…and perhaps exact a little revenge along the way.

'Crashday' - Screens

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crashday puts the player in a world of stunts, dents and adrenalin. His task is to scrap his vehicle with breathtaking stunts or to wreck cars in aggressive street races, showing his opponents that they made a fatal mistake in choosing him as their enemy. The battle setting place in maps partly created by the player is sponsored by a crazy video shop owner who sells new vehicles, weapons and other upgrades from time to time.

Doublejump Gets 'Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne' Official Strategy guide

by Rainier on June 14, 2004 @ 10:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today, DoubleJump Publishing, Inc., in cooperation with Atlus U.S.A., Inc., announced an official strategy guide for the critically-acclaimed PlayStation 2 RPG, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne.

Spider-Man 2 (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 14, 2004 @ 7:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spider-Man 2 is the first game to fully immerse players in the role of Spider-Man and propels them into a living city teeming with common criminals, super villains and pedestrians. Set in a massive free-roaming, do-anything, virtual city, players swing from buildings, sling webs on structures, dive from roof tops to sidewalks, jump across skyscrapers and scale tall heights as they patrol and protect the city from the nefarious Doc Ock. Based on the plot of the movie and extending beyond the film with other diabolical Marvel villains, additional missions and random events, Spider-Man 2 is the most in-depth Super Hero game to date.

'Ground Control II: Operation Exodus' - Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 14, 2004 @ 7:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi has released a patch for Massive Entertainment's recently released 3D RTS single/multiplayer Ground Control II: Operation Exodus demo. This patch brings your demo to v0.00.0081 although no specific details are available as to what it addresses. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on June 14, 2004 @ 4:25 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 :

Climax Appoints New LA Studio President

by Rainier on June 14, 2004 @ 3:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Climax today announced the appointment of David Schwartz as President of its one-year-old Los Angeles Studio. With over 12 years experience managing product development and technology in the video game industry, David is the perfect person to steer the company to even greater heights after its hugely successful debut year in the US.

'Phantom Renaissance' - Screens

by Rainier on June 14, 2004 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantom Renaissance is the stand-alone expansion set for the highly acclaimed turn-based strategy game Massive Assault. Massive Assault: Phantom Renaissance features a renewed global conflict between the Free Nations Union and Phantom League in distant space colonies. The game is based on the Massive Assault’s original "Secret Allies" concept, acknowledged by the press and the players as innovative and "easy to learn and hard to master" one and in many respects rejuvenating turn-based genre.