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'ESPN NFL 2005' (PS2/Xbox) New Features Revealed

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 8:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN Videogames revealed today new details about their upcoming football title, ESPN NFL 2005. ESPN NFL 2005 will introduce several original features in Franchise Mode, the completely new Maximum Tackle system, and further builds upon the exciting ESPN presentation elements that include incorporation of ESPN personalities Suzy Kolber, Trey Wingo, and Mel Kiper, as well as an expanded role for Chris Berman.

'ShadowBane: The Lost Kingdom' Announced

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 8:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadowbane, the first MMORPG to be mainly focused on player versus player combat in an immersive, competitive world. Fighting for power and incorporating a real guild system, players will be able to take over enemy guild territories, castles and more. Shadowbane sports an impressive 300 powers, 70 skills, 22 classes, and 40 sub-class Disciplines, for a new level of individuality.

'Beyond Divinity' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 7:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Larian Studios has released the first patch for their Divinie Divinity RPG sequel Beyond Divinity. This update patch brings your English retail game to v1.32 and addresses a slew of game tweaks, bug/crash fixes and general game balancing. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Star Wars Galaxies' Expands New Player Experience

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 7:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players new to MMORPGs will now get a little extra help when starting out in Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided. After completing the initial tutorial, players will now be directed to one or two of the most populated cities in the galaxy, dropping them right in the thick of the action.

The Adventure Company's 2004 E3 LineUp

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced its line-up for the 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The company will showcase four beautiful and challenging new Windows games (Aura: Fate of the Ages, Missing, Dark Fall: Lights Out and Atlantis Evolution) on the show floor and expects to announce a new title at the show. Read more for details on each title...

'Space Hack' - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Hack is a sci-fi RPG/action title with Diablo-inspired gameplay mechanics. The storyline puts you on board of a quite 'peculiar' spaceship, trapped inside a space warp. Being a tough guy, whose axe is almost as quick as his wit, it's not surprising that you promptly find yourself confronting angry monsters, one wave after another. Check the freshly launched 'Space Hack' website, or read more for some new screens ...

'War Times' - Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a new patch for Legend Studios' 3D RTS War Times. This update patch brings your retail game to v1.02 (also available for the demo) and improves AI, some control issues, bug fixes, game tweaks and updated 3D graphics. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Garfield' (PS2/PC) Announced

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

The world's favourite cat, Garfield, will be appearing on PlayStation 2 and PC thanks to an agreement between worldwide publisher Hip Games and Jim Davis' licensing company, Paws, Inc. This agreement comes as a confirmation of Garfield's ever-growing popularity, indeed this summer 20th Century Fox will launch a live-action Garfield movie starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Breckin Meyer, with Bill Murray as Garfield's voice.

The Urbz (GBA/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, Sims are living in the city where reputation (rep) is everything. Players will custom-create these new Sims, called Urbz, by customizing their unique style and building their status to become the biggest "player" in the city. Check out the freshly launched official website or read more for some new screens...

Vivendi Announces 'SWAT 4' - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2004 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games sets its sights on the latest edition of the popular SWAT franchise with the announcement of SWAT 4. Developed by Irrational Games, SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five police officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism. Read more for details and the first screens!