'Gretzky NHL 2005' (PS2) Skates Into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 10:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the launch of its new signature hockey franchise, Gretzky NHL 2005, from 989 Sports. Now available in stores for the PlayStation2, Gretzky NHL 2005 features fluid, fast-paced skating, precision passing, shooting and hard-hitting checks.

'Takeda 2' Revealed - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Takeda 2 is a game of epic Samurai action for the PC, set in 16th century feudal Japan . Takeda 2 puts the player in the role of Daimyo, a feudal lord fighting for the title of Shogun, supreme military commander. On the world map, players must gauge their strength as they maneuver armies and expand their territory every turn. In battle mode, the focus is on realistic battle strategy for real-time army to army action.

'Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge' (GBA/PS2/Xbox/PC) Races Into Stores

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced that Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge is now available for the PS2, Xbox, Game Boy Advance and PC at retail outlets across North America. The title features extreme game show-style stunt challenges and sizzling fast racing action. The PS2 version also includes an online component, allowing eight players to race head-to-head via a PS2 online account.

'Painkiller: Battle out of Hell' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Picking up right where the game’s story left off, Battle out of Hell includes an additional single-player chapter with 10 levels, as well as new multiplayer modes, maps and models. It will also offer an amplified arsenal of un-deadly weapons, bigger and badder bosses and the map editor Software Development Kit. Check the new screens...

'Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile' In Stores Now

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

Myelin Media today announced Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile for PC is available at retail stores nationwide. Developed by Tilted Mill Entertainment under the direction of Chris Beatrice (designer of the PC smash-hit Pharaoh), Children of the Nile is the first in the Immortal Cities series of groundbreaking 3D city/society builders.

'Space Interceptor: Project Freedom' Ship To Retail

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Merscom LLC today announced "Space Interceptor: Project Freedom" for PC has shipped to retail across North America. This high-quality space combat arcade-style game, with its dazzling visuals and straight-ahead action gameplay, raises the bar for "value-priced" games. Published by Merscom, "Space Interceptor: Project Freedom" was developed by CITY Interactive and is distributed to retailers by Atari.

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

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 8:40 a.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 trailer.

'Chariots: The First Olympics' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It is 776BC. The time of the first Olympics in Ancient Greece. The Greek city states of Athens, Sparta, Macedonia, Elis, Crete, Troy, Thebes and Carthage have gathered at Olympia. It is the last day of the historic event. The five full days of frenetic athletic activities are coming to an end. But the pinnacle of all the Olympic events is yet to commence. As one of the competitors, the expectations of thousands rest on your shoulders......

'The Moment of Silence' - v1.01 Update Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 8:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has released an update patch for its sci-fi adventure game The Moment of Silence. This update patch brings your English retail game to v1.01 and fixes the problem that has been encountered with the elevators on the platform and the diary." Old save games will still work properly after applying the patch. Read more for download links ...

'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

"Darkwatch" is an original first person shooter combining the Western and Horror genres to create a cinematic experience with unparalleled depth and game play variety. As half-vampire Jericho Cross, players must hunt down a powerful vampire lord whose undead minions have overrun the Wild West. The result is a stylistic premise blending western and vampire-horror milieus, and one injected with innovative concepts.

'Cold Winter' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 3:54 a.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.

'Fire Department 2' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 9, 2004 @ 3:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Monte Cristo Games and Focus are working on a sequel to last year's strategy game Fire Department (known in the US as Emergency Fire Response). Fire Department 2 will feature a lot of improvements and new features such as multiplayer capabilities, better AI, control over a larger amount of units, improved graphics, five campaigns, and, of course, more realism. Read more for some new screens ...

'Aces High' - Updated Graphics and Added Content

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2004 @ 10:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

HiTech Creations has released a new version of its massively multiplayer flight simulator Aces High. Version 2.01 adds three new combat units showcasing a stunning new level of graphical detail. The new units are the Consolidated B-24J Liberator, the Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate, and the Russian T-34 medium tank.

'Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2004 @ 9:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bandai America announced that "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" is shipping to retail stores throughout North America today. Available exclusively for the PlayStation2, "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex" is a thrilling third-person action game based on Masamune Shirow’s pioneering anime series.

BioWare Gets 'Game Developer of the Year' Award

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2004 @ 6:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BioWare Corp. was awarded the prestigious title of “Game Developer of the Year” at the Billboard 2004 Digital Entertainment Awards Gala on November 5, 2004. The award is given to the developer showing the best body of work distributed on any platform or combination of platforms over the last year.

Nevrax Offers 'The Saga of Ryzom' 14 Day Trial

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2004 @ 6:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nevrax announced today that players worldwide have the opportunity to try its massively multiplayer online role-playing game, The Saga of Ryzom, for 14 days free, beginning today!

'Knights Over Europe' - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2004 @ 6:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Knights Over Europe is a World War I combat flight simulation brought to you by a team whose collective experience includes Red Baron II, the Falcon 3 series, the Close Combat series and Fly II.

'WWX: Rumble Roses' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2004 @ 5:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Starring the sexiest female models to grace the ring, this over-the-top grappler is set to deliver intense girl-on-girl wrestling action with jaw-dropping graphic detail. WWX is the first-ever women’s wrestling game and is being developed by Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo in partnership with the acclaimed development studio, Yuke’s Entertainment, and renowned CG movie specialists, Polygon Magic’s VSL Team.

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

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2004 @ 5:16 p.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.

'Mario Power Tennis' (NGC) Ships To Stores

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2004 @ 5:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The keys to winning a tennis match in the real world are fast footwork, consistency and a wicked backhand. Enter the realm of Mario Power Tennis, exclusively for Nintendo GameCube, and the secret to winning includes Power Shots like Mario's Iron Hammer, Luigi's Squeaky Mallet and Peach's Super Peach Spin.