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Vivendi Universal Games Announces 'F.E.A.R.'

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Universal Games announced today the development of the latest action-packed project from the developer that created award-winning games like Aliens vs. Predator, the No One Lives Forever franchise and Tron2.0. Developed by Monolith Productions, F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault and Recon), is an intense first person close-quarters combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging storyline.

'Halo 2' Coming November 9

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios today announced that Halo 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the hugely successful and critically acclaimed Halo: Combat Evolved, will land on store shelves on November 9, 2004. In what promises to be one of the biggest launches in videogame history, Halo 2 will be the focus of an extensive marketing campaign that includes cinema, print, outdoor, online and television advertising.

Gamebryo Powers 'Playboy: The Mansion' (PS2/Xbox/PC)

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NDL announced today, from the 2004 E3, that Gamebryo is being used by game developer Cyberlore in the creation of the upcoming title, Playboy: The Mansion for the Xbox, PS2 and PC. Cyberlore has fully integrated Gamebryo into its Prometheus Engine to improve graphics and reduce the time and resources associated with cross-platform development.

Matrix Games Signs 'Battles In Normandy'

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Strategic Studies Group are pleased to announce that the award-winning Decisive Battles series, which includes The Ardennes Offensive, Korsun Pocket and Across the Dnepr, will continue. The next title in the series will be named Battles In Normandy and will cover the Allied and German campaigns in Normandy from the landings to the breakout.

'POSTAL 2: Apocalypse Weekend' Announced

by Rainier on May 13, 2004 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Running With Scissors' POSTAL 2: Apocalypse Weekend, gamers controlling the enigmatic Postal Dude will be sorely tempted to carry on his wicked ways in the weekend that follows on the bloody heels of the five insane, carnage-filled days experienced in POSTAL 2.

'Pikmin 2' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 12th

Rally the troops! Captain Olimar needs your help as he returns to the planet of the Pikmin to save his company of debt. This time Captain Olimar returns with an assistant and you must explore every nook and cranny to erase the enormous debt once and for all.

Death by Degrees (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 13th

Death By Degrees is an action adventure featuring Nina Williams from the multi-million selling Tekken series. Set prior to the first Tekken game this prequel focuses on the events that lead up to Nina's involvement in the Iron Fist Tournament.

Fatal Frame 2 (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 12th

Tensions rise as Fatal Frame 2 on Xbox boasts a new mode that allows the player to move through the lost village in the first person view. The player experiences limited sight leading to higher insecurities and an increased feeling of vulnerability in the most terrifying Fatal Frame mode to date.

'Death by Degrees' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 12th

Death By Degrees is an action adventure featuring Nina Williams from the multi-million selling Tekken series. Set prior to the first Tekken game this prequel focuses on the events that lead up to Nina's involvement in the Iron Fist Tournament.

The Bard's Tale (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2004 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2004 May 12th

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. The Bard's Tale eschews genre cliches in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.