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Various Game Trailers Available NOW

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 4:50 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • Darkwatch: Curse of the West - Trailer
  • The Alamo - Trailer
  • King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Atari' Closes Down 'WizardWorks' Studio

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 3:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

WizardWorks better know for its record selling Deer Hunter series has apparaently been shut down by Atari in order to streamline operations. WizardWorls was purchased by GT Interactive in the mid 90's, which on its own was then purchased by Infogrames, now Atari. The closure affected 19 people who will most likely be transferred to other Atari departments. No titles have been cancelled or dropped as the Minneapolis Studio (internal Atari name for WizardWorks) had no dedicated titles in production, a0nd publishing responsibilities have been transferred to another office. Previously, Atari also closed their Hunt Valley studio, and most recently Legend Entertainment. You can read the full story over at Gamespot.

'Silent Hill 4:The Room' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 1:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment that has been cursed by a deeply rooted evil. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds will Henry begin to uncover the truth. However, in true Silent Hill fashion, mysterious new characters, horrendous creatures, and the undead will use any means necessary to impede his progress. Some new screens ...

'Middle-Earth Online' - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 1:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

From the far corners of Middle-earth, new adventures come forth to face the growing evil in the East. The forces of Mordor are mobilizing as the Nazg├╝l hunt for the One Ring. The land itself is in peril and its fate lies in the hands of those who possess it. Adventuring alone or in groups, join thousands of players online in the massive world that is Middle-earth. Support the forces of good in an epic struggle to drive back the forces of Sauron. This is Middle-Earth Online, your home in the world of Tolkien. Read more to check some screens ...

'Fight Night 2004' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 1:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Built from the ground up to deliver the bone-crushing action of championship boxing, EA SPORTS Fight Night 2004 is an all-new boxing game that features revolutionary new gameplay mechanics and a dramatic new-school attitude to immerse players like never before. Innovative new analog Total Punch Control allows gamers to throw punches, block, bob, and weave with unprecedented fluidity and precision. The game also includes a deep create-a-player option, career mode, and online play for the PS2 via EA SPORTS Nation.

'Room Zoom: Race For Impact' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Room Zoom offers arcade-style racing in an environment that changes with every lap. In each room, objects are at your disposal to push, bump or blow up to deter your opponents and unlock hidden keys. Gather power-ups along the way to help defend against aggressive drivers. Drive unrestricted house and find secret passages that may be a shortcut to the finish. Read more for details & screens ...

Nintendo Launches Classic NES Games for GBA SP

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wait `til you hear! On June 7, Nintendo is going totally retro with a classic collection of eight Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) games for the GBA and a tubular new GBA SP that looks like an itty bitty NES console. The `80s were, like, a long time ago. But everything from then is way cool again. Back then, games went from blocky bleeps and bloops to sweet side-scrollers like Super Mario Bros. And the most excellent NES saved the day for the video game industry. Bonus!

'King Of Fighters: Maximum Impact' (PS2) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SNK NEOGEO USA announced today the company is developing the first original The King of Fighters title for the PlayStation2. KOF: Maximum Impact will ship in Fall 2004 and is the first KOF title to be designed specifically for the PlayStation2, rather than being based on any existing SNK arcade version. Read more for details & screens ...

Ubisoft Clarifies Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow (Xbox) 'OptiMatch' Issue

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 10:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week gamers who purchased Ubisoft's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow for the Xbox, experienced an Xbox Live problem, today Ubisoft issued the following statement : "Some gamers who acquired the Xbox version of Ubisoft's critically acclaimed Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow have experienced problems using the game's online multiplayer features. Specifically, after logging onto Xbox Live and selecting the "optimatch" function, players discovered that waiting for more than about 10 seconds on the optimatch results screen causes the game to freeze indefinitely." Read more for the full statement...

'DreamCatcher' Brings 'Dungeon Lords' To North America - Screens

by Rainier on March 29, 2004 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it will publish "Dungeon Lords" for the PC in North America. "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.