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'Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on May 7, 2004 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced that Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge videogames are in development for the PS2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance and PC. The PS2 version will feature an online component, allowing six players to race head-to-head. All skus, which will feature extreme game show-style stunt challenges and sizzling fast racing action, are scheduled to release this fall.

'Silent Hunter III' - Screens

by Rainier on May 7, 2004 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Silent Hunter III' will add new dimensions to the simulation experience. The player will engage in a compelling ocean environment, featuring dynamic weather, and experience the intensity of historical naval warfare. Taking the role of the U-boat commander, players will seek their enemy with sonar and periscope, attack the enemy with torpedoes, destroy them with the deck gun, or command their crew to do the job.

'Cyberlore Studios' Wants To Focus On 'Sims' Titles

by Rainier on May 7, 2004 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cyberlore Studios has revealed their choice to make simulation games (or "sims") the focus of their future development efforts. This announcement comes as Cyberlore is preparing to take the covers off of their latest Lifestyle Sim - Playboy: The Mansion at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles next week.

'Vivendi Universal Games' 2004 E3 Lineup

by Rainier on May 6, 2004 @ 4:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced its multi-platform product line-up for the 2004 E3. The company will showcase 18 highly anticipated titles, including: Blizzard's World of Warcraft, StarCraft: Ghost; Half-Life2; Crash Twinsanity and Spyro: A Hero’s Tail; Van Helsing and The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay; Fight Club and also a yet unannounced title from Monolith (revealed as a mix between The Matrix meets The Ring). Read more for details on each title ...

Various 'Game Trailers' Available NOW

by Rainier on May 6, 2004 @ 4:07 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 :

  • The Urbz - Trailer
  • Sudeki - Trailer
  • Panzers - Trailer
  • True Crime: Streets Of LA - Trailer
  • Soldiers: Heroes Of WW2 - Trailer
  • Thief: Deadly shadows - Trailer
  • Defjam Vendetta: Fight For NY - Trailer

'Gotcha' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2004 @ 3:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gotcha, under development for PC/Xbox by Sixteen Tons Ent., features no real weapons but air compressed weapons and color ammunition, also known as paintball guns. Choose from 18 players (male and female), work your way through the league based single player campaign, challenge others in a duel, or play against friends over the internet, LAN or Xbox Live.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' Licenses Unreal Engine

by Rainier on May 6, 2004 @ 2:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sigil Games Online, Inc. today announced that the company is using the Unreal Engine as one of several licensed technologies used in their flagship product, the massively multiplayer RPG "Vanguard: Saga of Heroes."

'IndyCar Series 2005' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2004 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Officially licensed by the Indy Racing League, IndyCar Series 2005 gets a boost with a host of new features to complement the action-packed oval track racing at speeds up to 235mph! The game's new online racing will see up to 12 players getting fiercely competitive out on the circuits on Xbox, with up to 8 players on PS2.

'TimeSplitters: Future Perfect' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2004 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While already revealed a few weeks ago, Electronic Arts announced today the return of one of the most critically acclaimed console first-person shooters with TimeSplitters Future Perfect, in development by Free Radical Design Ltd. and slated to ship in early 2005 under the EA GAMES brand. Read more for details and screens...

Juiced (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 6, 2004 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining the best elements of simulation and arcade-style play, Juiced will feature more than 50 licensed vehicles; real-time modding with hundreds of authentic aftermarket parts; realistic car physics and damage; and online head-to-head play, including for the first time ever, "crew based" team racing. Read more for 90+ new screens...