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Matrix Games Announces 'Battleground' and 'Campaign' Series Plans

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 10:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is pleased to announce its plans for the recently acquired publishing right for the Talonsoft Battleground and Campaign series. Each series contains 9 titles, and Matrix Games has contacted the original creator to updating each game to the most recent version to assure full compatibility with the latest Windows XP systems and DirectX.

'NHL 06' - Euro/US Update Patch #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 10:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released a new patch for the European and North American editions of NHL 06. This patch #2 fixes a controller and non-sse chipset compatibility problem, includes the patch #1 roster update and addresses an issue with edited players saved within a game mode. Read more for download links ...

'SÖLDNER: Secret Wars' - Map Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 10:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released yet a new map pack for the now defunct Wing Simulations' multiplayer shooter SÖLDNER: Secret Wars. This map pack adds four new maps, playable in four modes and also contains a new defense system. Read more for details and download links ...

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 5:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages. Originally scheduled for this holiday season, Atari has decided to postponed Eden Studios' racing game until spring 2006 to give the title some more development time.

Various Game Trailers #617

by Judy on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 5:36 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • FIFA Street 2 - Trailer
  • Prince of Persia The Two Thrones - Babylon Trailer
  • Shrek Superslam - Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Cold War' (Xbox/PC) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cold War follows the story of Matt Carter a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Using only recovered weapons and improvised gadgets, he must now evade or overcome elite Soviet forces and defeat the conspiracy before he is sent to a Siberian prison camp or killed. This demo features 2 missions from the full game.

'Romancing SaGa' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Select from one of eight playable main characters to follow through a series of amazing adventures, with the outcomes of your decision forever altering the future of Mardias. Fully customize your characters in battle with proficiencies, multi-class training, and purchasable skills and spells. Guide a party of up to five characters in battle, inviting and dismissing new warriors as you see fit. Romancing SaGa ships October 11.

'Football Mogul 2006' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 3:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football Mogul gives you a chance to call the shots. With full control over your team's roster and finances, you must negotiate contracts and trades needed to assemble the best players. Football Mogul 2006 includes updated year-by-year stats and customized ratings for every team's complete 2005 rosters, including all rookies from the 2005 NFL Draft.

'The Warriors' (PS2/Xbox) Gangs of New York - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games proudly presents The Warriors for the PS2 and Xbox based on the 1979 Paramount Pictures cult classic movie. Developed by Rockstar Toronto, The Warriors expands the stylized cinematic journey of the film into a gritty interactive experience set in 1970s.

'Amped 3' (X360) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 1:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Amped 3 features the most authentic snowboarding gameplay with perfected controls and the elements of a true extreme sports sandbox. Throw down stylish tricks, white-knuckle sled rides, and experience death-defying crashes as you earn your world ranking online. Tweak your tricks, gear, runs, music, and special effects while saving your crew in this twisted story that defines Amped 3.

'Serious Sam II' - v2.064.00 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games has released the first patch for Croteam's Serious Sam II, which will be in stores tomorrow. This update brings your retail game to 2.064.00 and improves mouse control, server sorting, game server connecting issues, and various other adjustments. Read more for download links ..

'Jak X: Combat Racing' (PS2) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jak X: Combat Racing, created exclusively for the PS2 by Naughty Dog, introduces head-to-head car combat and incorporating both multiplayer and online functionality to deliver a refreshingly new experience to fans of both the Jak and Daxter series and car combat gameplay.

'EyeToy: Operation Spy' (PS2) Coming To North America - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA is pleased to announce EyeToy: Operation Spy for the PS2. EyeToy: Operation Spy will release in North America on November 15, 2005 as a stand-alone title for $29.99 (SRP).

'Naruto: Narutimate Hero' (PS2) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai Games today announced that they are publishing Naruto: Narutimate Hero for the PS2 in the United States. Scheduled for release in Q1 2006, this fan favorite promises explosive ninja fighting action faithfully adapted from the anime series now showing on the Cartoon Network.

'Ratchet: Deadlocked' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ratchet: Deadlocked, created exclusively for the PS2 by Insomniac Games, incorporates co-op gameplay in both single-player and multiplayer story modes -- as well as squad-based functionality. Read more for new screens ..

September U.S. Video Game Sales Fall 20%

by Judy on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

U.S. retail sales of console video games fell 20 percent in September, but are seen rebounding at year-end -- the traditionally strong holiday season when Microsoft also will launch its new game player, an analyst said on Monday.

'Dogz' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that it has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with MTO Co., Ltd. to distribute its GBA exclusive puppy simulation game Dogz. Ubisoft will distribute Dogz worldwide, with the exception of Japan, in November of this year.

'Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that the expansion pack to Zoo Tycoon 2 has gone gold and will be released on October 18. The expansion pack adds a spectacular new chapter to the wildly popular Zoo Tycoon 2, featuring 20 rare and exotic new animals, a dazzling new sky tram, and elevated paths and guided Jeep tours that take players closer than ever to their animal habitats.

'Until I'm Gone' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Until I'm Gone (working title) is a horror 3rd person adventure build on Czech WME (WinterMute Engine). In the spirit of a good old adventure, this game will contain pre-rendered scenes, in which will move real-time 3D models of characters, something like Microids' Syberia (thanks Tiscali). Read more for info & screens ...

Aspyr Media Brings Four JoWood Titles To North America

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr Media today announced it has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with JoWooD to publish four of JoWooD's award-winning compilation PC titles in North America. This is the first time North American players will be able to purchase SpellForce Platinum, Gothic II Gold, Silent Storm Gold, and The Guild Gold in the U.S. and Canada.

'FIFA Street 2' (NGC/PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Judy on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts has announced FIFA Street 2 is in development and will be in stores next spring. Featuring all new authentic tricks, FIFA Street 2 provides new gameplay experiences by making over-the-top moves and skills even bigger in this fast-paced sequel.

'L.A. Rush' (PS2/Xbox) Speeds into Stores

by Judy on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games today announced that it has shipped the over-the-top, arcade-style racing thriller, L.A. Rush for the PS2 and Xbox, with the PC version scheduled for December 12th. Backed by a multi-million dollar marketing campaign, L.A. Rush is the first of three titles to ship under the recently announced strategic relationship between MTV and Midway to jointly market video games.

'Zoo Tycoon DS' Goes Ape In Retail Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced that Zoo Tycoon DS for the Nintendo DS has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America. This latest installment in the Zoo Tycoon franchise brings tycoon-style gameplay to a handheld system for the first time.

Buena Vista Games Expands Executive Team

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games today announced two key executive hires to help manage the company's growing video game development and publishing business worldwide. Filling the newly created positions are Raj Murari, vice president, strategic development and integration, and Mark Meyers, vice president, internal studios.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RCT 3: Wild combines thrilling coasters with extreme animal parks. This game is much more than an expansion with more coasters, new characters and gameplay additions that extend the RollerCoaster Tycoon experience. Dozens of new adrenalin pumping attractions and breathtaking rides will make fans roar with delight - it's an all-new spin on this popular franchise.

'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 2:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included, courtesy of an updated engine.

'Voodoo Nights' (X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jack and Samuel, two loose cannon cops, are on the trail of a deadly gang who know how to handle guns as well as insidious Voodoo magic. The key to their success is being a perfectly coordinated and synchronized team.

'Keepsake' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Keepsake, Wicked Studios' upcoming adventure game, will immerse you into a journey beyond compare. Assisted by a dragon afraid of heights, Lydia takes on to explore the Dragonvale Academy's empty structures in search for her best friend Celeste.

PS2 Preview - '007: From Russia With Love'

by Hank on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

James Bond 007: From Russia With Love will be the first game to put players in the universe of the classic James Bond films. Set in the original 60’s Bond era, the game features movie-based missions as well as original, action-intensive sequences, a broad and deep variety of gameplay, fully-integrated vehicles, social multiplayer experiences, gorgeous women, and classic, upgradeable weapons and gadgetry with modern mechanics.

'Kameo: Elements of Power' (x360) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sumthing Else Music Works, through its licensing relationship with Microsoft Game Studios, proudly presents Kameo: Elements of Power Original Soundtrack. The soundtrack album will be released on November 8th at the suggested retail price of $15.98 to US retail outlets through Nile Rodgers' Sumthing Else Music Works label www.sumthing.com

'World War II RTS' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World War II RTS, previously known as Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945, is a stunning WW II tactical RTS game from 1C Company. Set to be the most authentic and compelling tactical real time strategy game ever designed, Wartime Command will excel in detail and accuracy, especially in its portrayal of period weapons of war.

PS2 Review - 'Armored Core: Nine Breaker'

by Agustin on Oct. 10, 2005 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

It’s all about the battles with Armored Core: Nine Breaker, taking you straight to the action with two modes of play, hardcore training and arena combat. Design your own customized AC with over 400 parts to choose from. The possibilities are endless.