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'Half-Life 2' - Deathmatch 'Create Server' Mod Available NOW

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This small modification enables you to start servers in the newly released Half-Life 2 Deathmatch by defining player numbers, server password, server name, and so on (thanks Andy). Read more for download links ...

'Zoo Vet' Available For Online Purchase

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Legacy Interactive announced today that Zoo Vet for PC and Macintosh is available for purchase on the Legacy Interactive website. Lauded by children's software critics and national parenting organizations, Zoo Vet lets players examine, diagnose and treat realistic, 3D zoo animals in a fun and entertaining setting.

'World of Warcraft' Shatters Day-One Sales Records

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment today confirmed that World of Warcraft has broken day-one sales records in North America, making it the most successful PC game launch ever. World of Warcraft sold through to over 240,000 customers at retailers in North America on Tuesday, November 23, selling more in its first 24 hours than any other PC game in history.

'Mario Party 6' (NGC) - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Mario Party series returns with more of everything. In the single-player Story mode, Brighton and Twila – otherwise known as the sun and the moon – are embroiled in a bitter feud over who's more impressive. It’s up to Mario and his party-hearty cohorts to settle the spat and restore order to the cosmos. Multiplayer Party mode features more than 75 all-new mini-games and six game boards.

Namco Announces Handheld (GBA/NDS) Lineup - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announced today the current lineup to be released from its newly created internal handheld games division. The first releases from the division will hit the market beginning this Fall and continue through early 2005 and will include Ace Combat Advance, Pac-Man Pinball, Klonoa 2: Dream Champ Tournament, Mr. DRILLER 2 for Game Boy Advance and Mr. DRILLER Drill Spirits and Ridge Racer DS for the Nintendo DS.

'Painkiller: Battle Out Of Hell' In Stores NOW

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced Painkiller: Battle Out Of Hell is available at retailers across North America.

'Metalheart: Replicants Rampage' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metalheart: Replicants Rampage provides a strong sci-fi story with intriguing cyberpunk influences, sophisticated turn-based combat, random quest generator with the unbelievable tasks variations, a complex character parameter system, and plenty of other wonders to make hardcore RPG fans amazed.Check the freshly launched website or read more for some screens...

'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich' - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 9:25 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. Check the freshly launched website or read more for new screens...

Nintendo Sells 500,000 DS Units During Thanksgiving

by Judy on Dec. 1, 2004 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shoppers spent Thanksgiving week stuffing their shopping bags with Nintendo hardware, setting the stage for 2004 to be the year of the hand-held holidays. Shoppers snapped up more than 500,000 Nintendo DS systems during Thanksgiving week, representing more than 90 percent of all units available in stores across the United States.

'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 ...