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'Meridian 59: Evolution' Launched

by Judy on Nov. 11, 2004 @ 2:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Near Death Studios is proud to announce the latest update on their client software and the recent release of Meridian 59: Evolution. This update includes a new hardware-accelerated 3D graphics engine featuring a high resolution display, texture filtering, dynamic colored lighting, and many new special effects.

'Worms Forts: Under Siege' - Demo #2 Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 9:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Team 17 has released a 2nd demo for its turn-based strategy game Worms Forts: Under Siege. This demo features one single-player map , King Arthur era, as well as one multiplayer map, Japanese Samurai period (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Sonic Heroes' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 8:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sonic Heroes challenges gamers to control three characters simultaneously; each offering the unique individual ability of speed, power, or flight. Multiple teams follow their own unique story paths across 14 massive stages. Their combined objective: to thwart the plans of Sonic's arch nemesis, the nefarious Dr. Eggman.

'Need for Speed Underground 2' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 8:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Not yet available in stores, EA has already released the first patch for Black Box's tuner racing game 'Need for Speed Underground 2.' No details are available as to what the patch fixes, so your guess is as good as ours. Read more for download links ...

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War' - Mod Tools Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 7:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has released the mod tools for Relic's 3D RTS Dawn Of War. This pack includes everything you need to create your own own missions, maps, and units for Dawn of War, it does however require you to have the 1.10 patch installed already (thanks Shacknews). Read more for download links ...

'Halo 2' (Xbox) Sets Retail Record in Sales

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 6:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Halo 2 broke entertainment retail records in its first 24 hours on store shelves. Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the highly-anticipated game sold through 2.4 million units in the U.S. and Canada, driving cash register receipts to the $125 million mark.

Various Game Trailer Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 5:51 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 :

  • Ridge Racer [PSP] - Trailerpack
  • Everquest II - Trailer
  • Need For Speed Underground 2 - Trailer (2)
  • The Settlers: Heritage Of Kings - Trailer
  • Ghost Recon 2 - Trailer (2)

'rFactor' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 5:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Image Space has released a multiplayer test demo for its upcoming racing game rFactor, featuring one track and three available cars (dedicated server is included). Read more for download links ...

'GoldenEye: Rogue Agent' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 4:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Going where no previous James Bond game has dared to tread, the upcoming GoldenEye: Rogue Agent first-person shooter from Electronic Arts breaks all the rules by transporting players to the dark side of the Bond universe to experience life as a high-rolling, cold-hearted villain. Read more for new screens & a new trailers.

'Half-Life 2' Guides Available This Week

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 4:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Since the game itself will have no manual included, Prima Games and Valve today announced the availability of the first two official Half-Life 2 publications. Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar and the official Half-Life 2 game guide, both scheduled to arrive in retail outlets around the world on Friday, November 12, 2004.

'Close Combat: First to Fight' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 3:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lead a four-man fireteam of US Marines through the perils of authentic, modern urban combat in a Middle-Eastern urban battleground. This is an action-oriented, first-person 3D shooter that is being developed under the direction of the US Marine Corps as a training simulation for use by the Marine Corps. Close Combat: First to Fight is as close as you can get on a computer or Xbox to being a Marine fireteam leader in modern urban combat!

'Kart Challenge 2005' Coming to North America - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 1:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Merscom LLC today announced a publishing and distribution agreement with 10tacle Studios for the developer’s racing game "Michael Schumacher’s Kart Challenge 2005". This ultimate 3D kart racing simulation for PC, endorsed by Michael "Schumi" Schumacher, winner of seven Formula 1 titles, lets you go head-to-head and bumper-to-bumper against "the world’s fastest driver".

'Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Like its predecessor, "Rolling Thunder" also offers a campaign with 18 missions (approximately eight single missions). This time, Blitzkrieg fans can look forward to a campaign with the famous American General Patton. His crusade through seven countries, including Operation: Husky, is but one of many historical highlights.

'The Settlers: Heritage Of Kings' - German Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As we announced a few days ago, Ubisoft has released the German demo for Blue Byte 3D RTS game 'Settlers: Heritage Of Kings.' featuring a tutorial and one single player mission. 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 (thanks 4players.de). Read more for download links ...

'SuperPower 2' - v1.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 11:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games has released the first patch for Golem Labs' global domination strategy 'SuperPower 2.' This update brings your retail game to v1.2 and addresses the crash/bug fixes, gameplay, interface enhancements, added autosave, etc.. Read more for detailed fix list and download links.

'Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories' (GBA) Release Date Set

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 11:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix and Disney Interactive, a publishing label of Buena Vista Games announced today that Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories will ship to retailers nationwide on December 7th, in time for the holiday season.

'The Urbz: Sims in the City' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox) Ships to Retail

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 11:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Urbz: Sims in the City has shipped to retail outlets worldwide under the EA GAMES brand. Following the record-setting launch of The Sims 2, the development team at the celebrated Maxis studio today launched The Urbz: Sims in the City, the newest entry into the award-winning franchise for the PS2, Xbox, GameCube and GBA. The Nintendo DS version will ship on Tuesday, November 16, as a launch title for the new handheld system.

'Wish' - Beta Test Delayed

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wish's highly-scalable server cluster infrastructure allows the game to support tens of thousands of simultaneous players in a single shared world. Wish is the first massively multi player online role playing game that truly tells a story, and lets player actions have lasting implications on the world. Wish developer Mutable Realms informed us that the beta test has been postponed from its original Dec.1, 2004 start date to Januray 1st, 2005. Reason for the delay : "There are still known bugs that need to be fixed, and we need more time to polish several aspects of the game."

BioWare Opens Online Store

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bioware today announced the launch of its new BioWare Online Store, as well as the availability of Premium Neverwinter Nights Modules for immediate download. These modules are new professionally developed adventures that expand an already extensive Neverwinter Nights library. Three Premium Neverwinter Nights Modules will be available for purchase immediately at the BioWare Online Store.

'MTX: Mototrax' Races into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 10, 2004 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aspyr Media, Inc. today began shipping MTX: Mototrax, which will arrive in stores by November 15th. MTX: Mototrax is licensed from Activision and was developed for Mac and PC by Beenox Studios.