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'X-Men Legends 2 : Rise of the Apocalypse' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2005 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since its initial announcement of 2004, not many details have surfaced, but Raven Software is quietly pluggin away at a sequel based on the ever-popular Marvel franchise. The original game challenges players to master the attributes of their favorite X-Men by creating, customizing and controlling teams of four mutants as they embark on a quest to stop the extinction of mankind. More details surely to come during E3 ...

'Stronghold 2' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 9:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stronghold 2 will bring the the castle-sim and siege-warfare RTS series to life in glorious 3D. Take 2 has released a German langauge demo allowing you to try out a tutorial and three missions of the single-player campaign (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'The Witcher' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 8:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher” is an Action RPG game for PC platform, which combines the features of such games as Dungeon Siege, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Gothic and Neverwinter Nights. The game is supposed to ensure entertainment to a broad group of older players, incorporating simple yet interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3-D graphics. Read more for details & screens ...

'Dawn of War' - v1.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 8:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we announced a few days ago, THQ has now released a new patch for Relic's 3D RTS Dawn Of War. This update brings your retail game to v1.3 and addresses a slew of tweaks & unit balancing for all 4 races, game performance improvement, bug fixes, ability fixes and adds Observer mode, mod manager, friends list etc.. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ......

Nival Interactive Acquires Targem Games

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 8:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nival Interactive is pleased to announce its purchase of a controlling interest in Targem Games, one of Russia's leading game developers. The deal is part of Nival's competitive strategy to create a global video game development company that will produce next-generation console and wireless games with universal appeal while maintaining its strong position in the PC game market.

SOE Announces Two New PSP Titles - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment today announced that it will distribute two new titles for the PSP, GripShift and FRANTIX. Developed from the ground-up specifically for the PSP portable system, GripShift and FRANTIX are scheduled to be available Fall 2005. Read more for details and screens ...

Horror Icon To Voice 'City of the Dead' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Character - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hip Games today announced that they have signed horror icon Tom Savini to appear in the previously unnamed City of the Dead video game. Developed by Kuju Entertainment and set in the George A. Romero universe, City of the Dead will be released on the PS2, Xbox and PC in spring 2006.

'Theseis' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Theseis, Greek for opinion or idea, is a new conspiracy-fantasy adventure game created for PC platform and other new gen consoles. Players are caught between the mundane and the supernatural, following the clues of a long-lost ancient artifact that could spell disaster or ascension for the entire human race, only you will determine the outcome.

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players journey to the land of Aio, a world embroiled in an epic battle between Magic and Technology. Gamers wage wars filled with mystic creatures, impossible machines and stunning acts of magic. The award-winning Conquer the World gameplay pulls gamers through a new world of heroes, monsters, loyalty and betrayal.

'Madagascar' (ALL) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited ... on a ship en route to the island of Madagascar. When their vessel capsizes off the coast, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild.