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'Star Wolves' - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 9:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Wolves is a 3D space RPG with strategy elements. The game thrusts players into a world of freelance space hunters in the XXI-XXII Century A.D. during a time of political crisis for the all-powerful Empire and the three mega-corporations that control all the known worlds.

'Empire Earth 2' - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 9:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Mad Doc Software and due for release in the first half of 2005, Empire Earth 2 will build upon the award-winning formula of its predecessor by adding features requested both by casual game players interested in a brief spin through history and by more hard core gamers who demand a real-time strategy game that will challenge them for dozens, if not hundreds, of hours.

'Cold Winter' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 8:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Captured, conveniently forgotten, tortured, and left for dead, MI6 agent Andrew Sterling awaits execution in a Chinese prison. The story begins when a mysterious friend from his past rescues him, setting off a chain of events that could rock the very foundations of global security and wreak chaos on a worldwide level. Check the freshly launched Cold Winter website, or read more for some new screens ...

'Sea Wolves' - Screens & Demo

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 6:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Alawar Entertainment has released Sea Wolves, a 3D action game in which you explore the ocean in search of enemies, treasure and uncharted territory. Featuring simple controls, intense combat and the latest visual effects, Sea Wolves is designed to appeal to both casual and hardcore gamers.

'Deep Sea Tycoon 2' Announced

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 6:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MX Media are today announcing the release of Deep Sea Tycoon 2 for PC on May 27th 2005. Sequel to the underwater title Deep Sea Tycoon – a game that submerged a generation of PC gamers in a world of underwater exploration, strategy and humor.

'The Sims 2 University' - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 4:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims 2 University is the first expansion pack for the highly-acclaimed The Sims 2, giving players of The Sims 2 the ability to watch their Sims become young adults and put childhood behind them as they settle into an all-new college town to live out their ultimate college fantasy.

'Doom 3' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 3:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software's terrifying battle with the forces of Hell. A massive demonic invasion has overwhelmed the UAC's Mars Research Facility leaving only chaos and horror in its wake. As one of only a few survivors, players must struggle with shock, fear, and an all-out assault on their senses as they fight their way to Hell and back, in an epic clash against pure evil.

'Tekken 5' (PS2) Official Website Launched

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tekken 5 brings back the popular cast of characters from the previous Tekken games, along with three new characters, for a total of 20 default characters to start and more to unlock as players progress in the game. Tekken 5 allows players to use their fight money to customize their characters with various accessories such as hats, glasses and an assortment of different costumes. Check the freshly launched official Tekken 5 website for news, visual and all the latest updates...

'Destroy All Humans!' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 3:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Use destructive weapons and innate mental powers to take on the most feared enemy in the galaxy - Mankind! Play as Crypto, an alien warrior sent to Earth to clear the way for the Furon invasion force. Your mission is to infiltrate humanity, control them, harvest their brain stems and ultimately destroy them. You choose the method - infiltration or disintigration!

EA 3rd Quarter Financial Results Reveal 'Battlefield 2' Delay

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 2:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced financial results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2004. Net revenue was slightly down, while titles such as NFSU2, NBA Live 2005, Battle For Middle Earth, and Third Age sold more than 1 million copies apiece. EA commented that they were also in the running for the MLBPA license but did not think the economics made sense, so did not fully pursue it. The ESPN license will open the door to new franchises such as Poker, Fishing and possible X-Games based titles. In regards to Ubisoft, EA says it wants to be a good shareholder and and will keep options open, which could mean acquiring additional shares (but it stressed it would not overpay), or simply selling the current stock. Most importantly, it was revealed that Battlefield 2 and MoH: Dogs of War have been delayed until Q1 2006 (April through June). Read more for the detailed financial information..

Various Game Trailers #421

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 1:48 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 :

  • Brothers in Arms - Realism Trailer
  • Area 51 - Trailer #8
  • Galactic Civilizations II - Intro Movie
  • Fight Night Round 2 - Trailer #3

'MoH: Pacific Assault' - Updated Mod Developer Kit Available NOW

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released an updated version of the MoH: Pacific Assault mod developer kit, letting the mod community create their own maps for EA Pacific's WWII based first-person shooter. This new version features improved lightmapping, support for collaborative development and milkShape plugins. Read more for details and download links ...

'Counter-Strike' Movie Deal A Joke

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 11:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following other successful movies based on computer games like Mortal Kombat and Double Dragon, Sony Pictures Entertainment will produce Counter-Strike: Movie. Based on the popular Counter-Strike multiplayer mod from Valve, the movie is guaranteed to be "a rollercoaster ride of thrilling action and witty banter." German director Uwe Boll (Alone in the Dark, Bloodrayne) has picked up the rights, and both Ben Affleck and Colin Farrell have expressed interested in starring in the movie (thanks
UPDATE: A bit early for April Fools Day, thank god no Uwe Boll, turns out to be a joke!

'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich' - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 11:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich is a comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a brand new league of heroes and villains, overhauled combat system, and spectacular graphic enhancements. Read more for new screens...

'Dead to Rights II: Hell to Pay' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Delayed - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 10:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dead to Rights II marks the return of action-hero Jack Slate and his K-9 companion, Shadow. In this super-charged sequel, Jack and Shadow find themselves once again in the squalid, mean streets of Grant City, ensnared in a labyrinth of crime, corruption and betrayal. The official Dead to Rights II website shows a new release date, now pushed back until March 2005.

'Pariah' (Xbox/PC) Gets Official Release Date

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Groove Games today announced the official ship date for the highly touted first-person action game, Pariah. The game, being developed by First-Person Shooter (FPS) aficionados, Digital Extremes will hit retail worldwide on May 3, 2005 for the Xbox and the PC.

'Wartime Command' - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is the stunning World War II tactical real time strategy game from Russian developers 1C Company in Russia. The game development project has been retitled from Battlefield Command to give it prominence in a cluttered market of similar product brands. Read more for some new screens ...

'Arc the Lad: End of Darkness' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announced today it will be continuing the epic Arc The Lad series this May with the next installment Arc the Lad: End of Darkness for the PS2. Read more for details and screens ...

'Flashpoint Germany' Available For Online Purchase

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Flashpoint Germany occurs at the height of the cold war. The historical outcome we know hasn't happened yet and this time things will end differently. This time, with the world at the brink of World War III and the Soviet Union in a state of near collapse, the decision to seek a military solution was made. Square off as either the Warsaw Pact or the NATO alliance in this war to end all wars!

'Democracy' - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Democracy is the working title of a new political strategy game being developed by Positech Games. Democracy is a detailed simulation game that is 'turn based' where each turn of the game represents 2 months of time. Elections are held every 4 years. The game has a complex internal model to represent the population of your country. Read more for some new screens...

'Fight Night Round 2' (NGC) To Include 'Super Punch-Out' - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and Nintendo announced today that the popular boxing title, Super Punch-Out!! for the SNES, will be included exclusively in the GameCube version of Fight Night Round 2. Shipping on March 1, 2005 the newest addition in Fight Night series is making its debut on the GameCube bundled with an added bonus only available for GameCube fans.

Paradox Interactive Announces Strategy 6-pack

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today that a 6-pack of their Strategy titles will be hitting stores in North America by the end of next month. If strategy is your game, this jam-packed collection will provide hours of gameplay! It contains such treats as Europa Universalis II Asia, never before released in North America, award-winning Hearts of Iron and best-selling Europa Universalis II.

'Dreamfall' - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamfall continues the story of one of the most critically acclaimed adventure games ever made, and will bring adventure gaming into a new era. Focusing on story and characters, Dreamfall features unparalleled 3D visuals, advanced character animations, stunning audio, and innovative gameplay - wrapped in a unique and magical ambience.

Take Two Establishes '2K Games' Label

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 8:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two announced today that it has established a new publishing label, 2K Games. 2K Games will publish a wide variety of both internally and externally developed console, PC and handheld products, including sports titles under the 2K Sports label. Numerous new products for the 2K Games label are expected to be announced in the coming months.

'Dungeon Lords' Gets Further Delayed - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 8:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that Dungeon Lords, Heuristic's combat role-playing game, will ship worldwide for on 20th April 2005. Read more for some new screens...

'Playboy: The Mansion' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Jiggles Its Way to Stores

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 8:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ARUSH today announced that Playboy: The Mansion has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America. A lifestyle simulation game that allows players to live the charmed life of Playboy visionary Hugh Hefner, Playboy: The Mansion is available for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC.

The Saga of Ryzom Launches Its First-Ever In-Game Contest

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Saga of Ryzom developer Nevrax announced today the beginning of an exciting and rewarding in-game contest, with more than 50 of the latest NVIDIA cards to be given away. Read more for details ...

'Oddworld Stranger's Wrath' (Xbox) Attacks Retail Stores

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 7:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rustle up some "live" ammo and head out to Dead Hen's Pass for some serious bounty hunting! ... Electronic Arts today announced that Oddworld Stranger's Wrath, the latest chapter in the critically acclaimed Oddworld series, has begun to ship to retail outlets for the Xbox.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon III Cape Typhoon' Revealed

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 2:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week word leaked out, through Atari's own betatest site, that a new addon for RollerCoaster Tycoon III was in the works, with a beta test coming up soon, but no specific name was revealed. Today the official name came to light through a listing on Gamestop, offering RollerCoaster Tycoon III Cape Typhoon for pre-order, with a shipdate of June 21st, 2005. While no additional details were included, there should be official news soon ...

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 2:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts Finally Acquires 'Battlefield' Developer DICE

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Well you can't say they did not put up a fight, or at least, played hard to get. Electronic Arts today announced the completion of its offer to the shareholders of Digital Illusions CE (DICE). The acceptance period for EA's offer to the shareholders of DICE, made on November 15, 2004, expired on January 20, and shareholders have accepted EA's offer.

'Gallop Racer 2' (PS2) Coming to Europe

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 1:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gallop Racer 2 (known in North America as Gallop Racer 2004) is an action-packed sports management title that immerses the player in the exciting and fast-paced world of horse racing where they can tackle every aspect of the Sport of Kings, from breeding and training a thoroughbred to riding and even betting on the winner. Gallop Racer 2 will be released on March 12 for Playstation 2.

'Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is an eagerly anticipated first-person horror adventure based on the award winning RPG from Chaosium that in turn is based on the writings of the acclaimed American horror author H. P. Lovecraft... Some new screens showing just how dark some of those corners are.

Xbox Preview - 'Forza Motorsport'

by Paul Reith on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Forza Motorsport gives Xbox gamers who are passionate about cars and racing the opportunity to own, customize, and race their favorite cars in a realistic driving simulation. From sport compacts to LeMans prototypes, players use earnings from hundreds of races to buy upgrades and aftermarket parts so they can transform real production cars into high-performance race cars.

Xbox Review - 'The Punisher'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Jan. 25, 2005 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Punisher finally makes his debut on the PS2, in an action-packed game that will test your wits and your reflexes. Play as classic anti-hero Frank Castle as you brutalize the seamy underbelly of New York, giving criminals their just desserts. With a host of guest stars and action ripped right from the pages of Marvel Comics, this game is a must-have for any Punisher fan.