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'Super Army War' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 8:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus announced today its plans to publish Super Army War, an action-packed military combat game scheduled to ship in February 2005 for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. Read more for details and screens...

'Aura: Fate Of The Ages' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 7:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher Europe has released the first patch for Streko-Graphics Inc.'s puzzle/adventure game Aura: Fate Of The Ages. This update brings your UK retail game to v1.02 but no details as to what it addresses are provided at this point. Read more for download links ..

'Dragonshard' Betatest Kicks off Mid-January

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 7:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari's Betatests.net announced today that the beta test for Liquid Ent's D&D RTS Dragonshard will commence in mid-January, and signups have been open since October. Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself. Dragonshard is scheduled for Spring 2005.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 4' - v1.10 Update Patch

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 7:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Europe has released the first update patch for its recently released (in Europe only) soccer game Pro Evolution Soccer 4. This update brings your retail game to v1.10 and mainly addresses performance and multiplayer issues. Read more for download links ...

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 4:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cossacks - Napoleonic Wars returns one of the most successful strategy games of the past years to the real-time battlefield - with reinforcements: Meet Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and probably the most ingenious strategist in European history! Enter the battle on the side of one of 10 great European nations and rewrite European history in six exciting campaigns.

'Resident Evil 4' (NGC) Website Launched

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It has been six years since the destruction of Raccoon City and in that time, the U.S. government has been able to destroy the evil Umbrella Corporation. Fast forward to 2004 and players rejoin Leon, who is now a U.S. agent with a top-secret mission. He has been tasked to look into the abduction of the President’s daughter and his investigation has led him to a mysterious location in Europe. Capcom has launched the official North American 'Resident Evil 4' website offering a timer counting down to its January 11, 2005 release date, a big batch of previously released screenshots and an old flash trailer.

'Wrestling Spirit' - Demo Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Grey Dog Software is pleased to announce the release of its highly anticipated wrestling simulation, Wrestling Spirit. Renowned wrestling game maker Adam Ryland once again challenges you to take on the world of brawn; you now start as a rookie and then grow to be a wrestling legend. Wrestling Spirit, based around the pro-wrestling industry, is an exciting and highly addictive simulation game and is available exclusively through Grey Dog Software.

Independent Ratings System Targets Video Game Industry

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cutting through the ambiguity of the current industry-run ratings, Current Attractions has begun an objective and quantitative reporting on the Profanity, Sex, and Violence in today's hottest video game releases. With Current Attractions use of the proprietary PSVratings technology, parents will know exactly what to expect before they purchase video games containing potentially objectionable material for their children.

Valve Releases 'Half-Life 2' Deathmatch & SDK

by Judy on Nov. 30, 2004 @ 9:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Well when Valve says SOON, they really mean it. As speculated earlier today, Valve had a little surprise for the community, and by posting a screenshot it was strongly hinted at that a Deathmatch multiplayer mode might be coming. A few hours later, it has arrived! Half-Life 2: Deathmatch is now available through the latest HL2 Steam update. By the same token, they also released the full HL2 SDK and announced a Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Map Making Contest.

'Dark Age Of Camelot' Goes International

by Judy on Nov. 30, 2004 @ 8:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment today announced plans to further extend the game’s international reach. In January 2005, the game will be available in Japanese, in Spring 2005 it will launch in Spain, and will relaunch in Italy and Korea. The game is currently available in English, French, German, Italian and Korean. Each localized version of the game currently contains more than 2 million words of text, equivalent to more than 16 paperback novels.

'Men of Valor' - v1.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 30, 2004 @ 7:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi has released an updated v1.3 patch for 2015's Vietnam based FPS Men of Valor, which still makes the US and European versions compatible but it slightly larger than last version. This patch requires you to already have the previous v1.2 patch installed. Read more for download links ...

'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 30, 2004 @ 4:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Battle for Middle Earth utilizes the Generals game engine, and in the game, players can select from the different "good" or "evil" campaigns, where they will be given the freedom to command a variety of major armies from the films, each with their own distinct strengths and weaknesses.

'Half-Life 2' - Deatchmatch Confirmed

by Judy on Nov. 30, 2004 @ 4:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's Adrian Finol broke the silence with a forum post, and an update on Valve's Steam website with nothing but a new screenshot which indicates that Deathmatch is coming, even says "SOON"! Valve did promise a community surprise, and this could be it!

Whiptail Interactive Signs 'Restricted Area' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 30, 2004 @ 2:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive announced today that it will publish Restricted Area in North America. Developed by Master Creating, Restricted Area recently shipped in Germany where it enjoyed a warm reception from both press and consumers alike; being nominated in five categories for the 2004 German Developer Awards, including Best PC Game, Best Game Characters, and Best Story/Gameworld. The action RPG title will ship in the US late in the first quarter of 2005 for the PC.

'NFL Street 2' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Has Gone Gold

by Judy on Nov. 30, 2004 @ 2:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA just dropped us a note that NFL Street 2 has gone gold and is expected to hit store shelves on December 26th.

'Sacred' - v1.8.26 Retail & Expansion Pack Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 30, 2004 @ 1:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ascaron has released a new patch for Sacred, as well as an updated version of its free "PLUS" expansion pack. This patch brings either version to v1.8.26 and addresses a slew of singleplayer, multiplayer and general game issues (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Playboy: the Mansion' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 30, 2004 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In 'Playboy: the Mansion' you step into the virtual slippers of world-famous Playboy Founder Hugh Hefner, building Playboy Magazine and the Playboy Mansion into dynamic cultural icons. Gamers also will live the lifestyle, rubbing elbows with stunning women and popular celebrities, and share the mystique of the Mansion by hosting extravagant, exciting parties.

'The Sims 2' - v1.0.0.971 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 30, 2004 @ 12:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As expected, EA has released the first patch for its recently released Sim game, The Sims 2. This update brings your retail game to v1.0.0.971 and addresses a slew of game crashes and bug fixes (thanks SimsZone). Read more for download links ...

'Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2' (PS2) Sneaks Into Retail

by Judy on Nov. 30, 2004 @ 12:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2 for the PS2 is available this week at retail outlets across the U.S. Developed by Ubisoft’s Shanghai and Paris studios, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon 2 for PS2 is the first-ever Clancy game built exclusively from the ground up for that console.

'Armies of Exigo' Marches Into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 30, 2004 @ 12:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that "Armies of Exigo" for the PC has begun to ship to retail outlets. "Armies of Exigo" is a grand scale fantasy real-time strategy (RTS) game that smashes the traditional boundaries of the battlefield with epic campaigns taking place simultaneously above ground and below the surface.