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'Terrorist Takedown' - Mouse Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 8:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Merscom has released a small patch for City Interactive's FPS Terrorist Takedown. This update fixes mouse sensitivity so that adjustments are automatically saved (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Delta Force: Reloaded' Announced

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 7:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The game that started it all is back and badder than ever! Graphically improved and developed with NovaLogic’s latest game engine, Delta Force: Reloaded not only enhances a proven winner, but adds to it, offering seasoned Delta Force fanatics and FPS fans new to the franchise, a fresh perspective on the game that broke the mold in modern combat FPS games. Over 70 levels of combat to test your CQB and long range engagement skills as a Delta Force Operator.

'Empire Earth 2' - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 6:51 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.

'Rugby 2005' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 6:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While we already had a first trailer a few days ago, Electronic Arts today announced that EA SPORTS Rugby 2005 is under development as the newest ongoing franchise in the EA SPORTS lineup. The game, which features a host of gameplay and graphical upgrades, will deliver an authentic rugby experience and is scheduled for release in spring 2005 for the PS2, the Xbox, and the PC.

'Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 4:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atelier Iris :Eternal Mana is an SRPG like none other on the PlayStation 2. Create your own items and weapons each with unique powers, appearances and abilities. Experience an epic adventure filled with a powerful story and ominous intrigue. Battle vicious monsters where your mastery of weaponry and spells is the only thing between you and ferocious beasts.

'Doom 3' (Xbox) And 'Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil' Delayed

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 3:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision revealed its financial results for the third quarter 2005, and Robert Kotick, Chairman and CEO of Activision, commented, "For the first nine months of fiscal year 2005, net revenues have already exceeded net revenues in fiscal 2004." So while financially Activision is doing well, Doom 3 fans will be a bit disaappointed as it became clear that the Xbox edtion as well as the PC expansion pack are being pushed back from their original March date, to April 2005. It was also revealed that Spider-Man 2 and Tony Hawk's Underground 2 Remix will be launch titles for the PSP. Also, in fiscal 2006, Activision will release new versions of its top-selling fiscal 2005 franchises Tony Hawk, Spider-Man, Shrek, Call of Duty, DOOM, and X-Men, as well as games based on True Crime, Fantastic Four, Madagascar, Quake, The Movies, and an original new property from Neversoft, the development team behind the Tony Hawk series.

'Boiling Point: Road to Hell' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 3:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Boiling Point: Road to Hell, previously known as Xenus, will combine intense armed combat with exploration and interaction with a vast and seamless open-ended gaming world. Boiling Point: Road to Hell is in development by Ukrainian developer Deep Shadows and is scheduled for release in Spring 2005.

Sony Opens Its 'Cell' (PS3) Doors

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 3:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The highly anticipated microchip that will power the PS3 made its debut today, as IBM, Sony and Toshiba showed off the inner workings of a chip intended to run a new generation of electronics. Cell is based on IBM's existing Power processor line, and will work with various software packages, including Linux. The chip will have nearly a quarter-billion transistors and be built on 90-nanometer manufacturing technology. It will work with a memory technology developed by Rambus. Inside the chip, eight processing units will churn through data at speeds above 4 ghz. Read more for details ...

'Enigma: Rising Tide - Gold Edition' Steams Into Stores

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 2:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced Enigma: Rising Tide - Gold Edition is now available at major retailers across North America.

Vivendi Appoints New Value Line Publishing Vice President

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 2:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

VU Games today announced the appointment of Danny Hammett as Senior Vice President of Value Line Publishing for North America. In his new role, Mr. Hammett will oversee product development, sales, marketing and business development efforts for VU Games' newly created value line business, which will mine the company's deep library of more than 700 PC and console titles, as well as introduce a new slate of interactive products for the mass market.

'The Matrix Online' Pre-Paid Game Card

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 2:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fans of The Matrix Online can now look forward to the ultimate convenience in massively multiplayer online games (MMOG) - pre-paid playtime. Also, friends and family now have a convenient way to give The Matrix Online as the perfect present on birthdays and holidays. Once players buy the game, they can choose to purchase Pre-Paid Game Cards. Sold at all retailers, the Game Cards will be priced at $29.99 and allow for 60 days of playtime. Once the 60 days are up, gamers can either buy another Pre-Paid Game Card or switch to subscribing through their credit cards.

Various Game Trailers #430

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 12:27 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 :

  • Dragonshard - Trailer #3
  • Phantom Kingdom - Trailer
  • Wanda and the Colossus - Trailer #3
  • Still Life - Trailer #3
  • Boiling Point - Trailer #5
  • Project Snowblind - Trailer #3 & #4

'Forza Motorsport' (Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"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.

'Darwinia' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Combining fast paced action with strategic battle planning, Darwinia features a novel and intuitive control mechanism, a graphical style ripped from '80s retro classics, and a story concerning a tribe of video game sprites trapped in a modern 3D game world. This demo features the same level as before, but due to general demand, a tutorial has now been added (and a few minor bug fixes while they were at it.) Read more for download links ...

'Cross Racing Championship' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 11:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Utilizing the next generation of the Invictus engine which incorporates its new real-time physics module, Cross Racing Championship (CRC) will allow the player to experience the thrills of high-speed on and off road racing across vast open terrains. Read more for new screens...

'Ridge Racer' (PSP) Also Launch Title in North America - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Ridge Racer will be available at launch for the PSP. Taking full advantage of the PSP's wireless connectivity, Ridge Racer will feature an extensive multiplayer mode.

'The Settlers: Heritage Of Kings' - v1.03 Updated Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released an updated demo for the English edition of Blue Byte's 3D RTS game 'Settlers: Heritage Of Kings.' This v1.03 demo now adds multiplayer capabilities to the previously released singleplayer only demo (which was later enabled by means of a seperate patch.) Fans will enjoy fully animated 3D technology and enhanced gameplay features, but still be able to relive the experience that makes the Settlers series such a big hit. Read more for download links ...

'Second Sight' Ships in The UK

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bringing a new dimension to stealth action games, Second Sight gives players control of a character endowed with incredible psychic abilities. The game offers multiple approaches to completing levels either via stealth, dramatic gunplay, psychic powers or a combination of all three. The ability to psychically influence characters and remotely manipulate objects and individuals provides for a totally fresh gameplay dynamic.

Blizzard North Hiring .. For 'Diablo III' ?

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A job listing on the Blizzard homepage is looking for "an experienced Game Designer to help lead the team that designed Diablo and Diablo II," and have "Experience working on an RPG titles" (thanks EvilAvatar). Could this mean they are hiring for for a yet unannounced Diablo III? The job listing does not specifically mention anything relating to Diablo III, so time will tell.

'SpinDrive Ping Pong' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 8:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SpinDrive Ping Pong's puts players at the heart of realistic game play in which you battle your opponents for the top ranking title. SpinDrive Ping Pong's fast-paced, exciting and realistic Ping Pong matches can be played in three different modes: "Tournament Mode" puts you in a competitive knockout competition, "Rally Mode" lets you enjoy a thrilling rally and in "Exhibition Mode", you can start a single match straight away!

'Total Club Manager 2005' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 8:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released a new patch for EA Canada's soccer manager Total Club Manager 2005. This update brings your UK/German retail game to v1.02 and addresses various bug fixes, game crashes and making several game improvements. Read more for download links ...

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 8:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NovaLogic has teamed up with external developer Rebellion, to bring Delta Force: Black Hawk Down to the PlayStation 2. Using Rebellion's Asura game engine Black Hawk Down has been developed from the ground up to create a unique look that portrays a gritty and realistic war torn Somalia in 1993. Read more for game details and screens ...

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked' Officially Announced - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 8:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari announced today that a wet, wild and totally soaked new expansion pack to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will ride into stores this June. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!, the first expansion pack to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will let players create and control their own water parks for the first time. Read more for details and the first screens ...

'Champions: Return to Arms' (PS2) Ships to Retail

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 7:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment today announced that Champions: Return to Arms, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Action/RPG, Champions of Norrath, has shipped to North American retail stores.

Nintendo President At GDC For Keynote Speech

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 7:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo president, Satoru Iwata, will address the thousands of game professionals attending the 19th annual Game Developers Conference (GDC). GDC, the world's largest event exclusively devoted to the art of game creation, will take place Monday through Friday, March 7-11 in San Francisco.

'Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Release Date

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 2:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition is the third installment in the Midnight Club racing franchise which has re-defined the racing genre with its revolutionary open-ended racing and seamless integration of street racing culture. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition is expected to ship across North America on April 12th, 2005, while Europe will have to wait until April 15th, 2005.

'SWAT 4' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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 13 new screens.

'Dungeon Lords' - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. If you haven't yet, check our previously posted preview, or read more for 18 new screens.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Constantine'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Constantine tells the story of John Constantine, a man who has literally been to hell and back. When he teams up with sceptical policewoman Angela Dodson to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists just beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Caught in a catastrophic series of otherworldly events, the two become inextricably involved and seek to find their own peace at whatever cost.

Daily Dose Of Boring Q&As

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 1:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'RollerCoaster Tycoon III Soaked' - Features

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 12:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Celebrate summer as hundreds of peeps catch rays and waves with an amazing lineup of super-splash flume rides, massive water slides, aquatic shows, beaches and more. Blast peeps with water cannons, build them outrageous coasters, and wow ‘em with laser light water shows! Get drenched with this splashy summertime addition to one of the biggest games of the year.

PC Review - 'Sentinel: Descendants in Time'

by Gordy Wheeler on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 12:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Tastan people surrendered to extinction many years ago; their only legacy being the legendary Tastan Tombs. Much speculation surrounds the tombs, some say they hold invaluable treasure, while others believe great wealth may be attained through the technology left behind by this advanced race.

A Closer Look at 'Eureka 7'

by Alicia on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Editorials

While the Eureka 7 PS2 game is scheduled for summer 2005, the anime that takes place in the same world as the game will debut in April 2005. Full production details have been disclosed on the Eureka 7 website, and this article will give an in-depth look at the premise, setting, and characters of the upcoming show. With animation by BONES and staffers gathering from some of the best anime of recent years, Eureka 7 is shaping up to be one of the best new anime of 2005.

'Nanobreaker' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 7, 2005 @ 12:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nanobreaker, developed by Castlevania producer Koji Igarashi, is a fast-paced 3D action game in which the main character wields a powerful, shape-shifting Plasma Blade to defend mankind from deadly nanomachines. Read more for new screens ...