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'Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War' (PS2) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 9:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War will challenge players to develop their high-flying reputations while facing off against rival pilots in white-knuckled dog fights. Read more for details and screens ...

Various Game Trailers #624

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 9:11 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 :

  • 6GUN - Trailer


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

'The Fall: Last Days of Gaia' - v1.9 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 7:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Fall: Last Days of Gaia is a 3D role-playing game set in a postmodern scenario that takes you to the year 2083. Silver Style brought its v1.9 patch out of, fixing all community reported bugs, balancing, performance optimization, and adding facial animations for all characters. Read more for download links ...

'MLB 2006' (PS2) Predicts White Sox Win 2005 MLB World Series

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 7:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MLB 2006 was used to simulate the 2005 MLB World Series and predicted that the Chicago White Sox will beat the Houston Astros 4 games to 2. The White Sox are to become the 2005 World Series Champion ending a 46 year drought. Paul Konerko is predicted to be the 2005 MLB World Series MVP by going 13 for 26 with 2 homeruns and 6 RBI.

'CustomPlay Golf' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CustomPlay Golf is the first game to focus on creating and playing your own golf course. Fusion Labs has released yet another updated demo, this time allowing you to take your swing online and compete with others over the internet. Read more for download links ...

'Tales of Legendia' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tales of Legendia will offer fantastic 3D graphics, dynamic battle scenes and an emotionally-charged storyline. Additionally, Tales of Legendia features a unique cast of characters designed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the internationally renowned Japanese artist acclaimed for his amazing animation sequences in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

'Trackmania Sunrise eXtreme' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trackmania Sunrise is getting a free downloadable expansion pack dubbed Trackmania Sunrise eXtreme, featuring new and more insane tracks than ever before. Read more for some new screens or check the in-game footage trailer...

'Lemmings' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Controlling an army of lemmings, the aim is to get as many of these cute characters as you can from the entrance point to the exit point of a level within a time limit. Easy to learn, difficult to master; Lemmings is a test of strategy and fast thinking as you make 'on the spot', life or death decisions for your band of trusting little creatures.

Sony Europe Announces PSP Giga Pack

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With a 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo included, the PSP Giga Pack provides exceptional storage opportunities for a combination of movies, music, and photographs, allowing PSP owners to enjoy a full range of entertainment options wherever they may be. The PSP Giga Pack also contains an added value package of accessories, including the PSP System, a 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo, battery pack, AC Adaptor, USB cable and an all-new PSP stand for easy hands-free viewing.

'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 26 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 2:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer.

'Quake IV' - v1.0.2147 Linux Client/Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software has released the v1.0.2147 Linux retail client/server patch for Raven Software just released FPS Quake IV, allowing linux gamers to play on the OS of choice, and also includes an OpenGL client and dedicated server (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Earth 2160' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earth 2160 is an RTS game based on the popular and successful EARTH series. Including single and multiplayer modes, the game uses the latest Earth III engine, which allows storage of objects in a format based on the mathematical model of Bezier-curves instead of polygons. Zuxxez has released an English demo which allows you to try out two missions, with 45 minutes gametime each.

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that From Russia With Love has gone gold on the PS2 and Xbox and will be shipping on Tuesday Nov. 1, 2005, with a GameCube version following mid- November. The game follows the plot of the original From Russia with Love film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences, and utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun.

Joytech Europe's Xbox 360 Peripheral Lineup

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Joytech Europe today announced the launch of a new range of peripherals designed specifically for the Xbox 360, including the Neo Se Controller, the Nitro Racing Wheel, the Face Plate and Twin Face Plate Pack, and the Control Center of which is the first product of its kind to be officially licensed on Xbox 360.

'Football Manager 2006' - v6.0.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football Manager 2006 is a comprehensive soccer management simulation offering a host of new features, including the ability for managers to negotiate with their board of directors. Ahead of its launch, SEGA has released the first patch for SI's Football Manager 2006 which includes game fixes and enhancements, a data update and a full language pack.

'Baten Kaitos II' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 12:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there has not yet been an official announcement, at the Tokyo Game Show Namco announced a sequel to Baten Kaitos was in the works, with a Japanese release date scheduled for December 2005. Baten Kaitos II takes place 20 years after the original with ll new continents to explore, in addition to locations from the original. You play as Sagi, Milly or Giro on your quest to find the source of a series of unnatural phenomena.

'Major League Baseball 2K5: World Series Edition' (PS2/Xbox) Now in Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports today announced that Major League Baseball 2K5: World Series Edition, a special edition of the critically acclaimed baseball video game franchise, has shipped to retailers across North America.

'East Front' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

East Front is a high-tech first-person 3D shooter, which takes place in an alternate universe where the fascist Germany won in the Second World War. A soldier of the German Resistance, Karl Stolz, turns out to be involved in the deadly play of mysterious powers, and at stake is control over the entire world.

'Shining Force Neo' (PS2) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the release of Shining Force Neo exclusively for the PlayStation2. Featuring stunning anime cut-scenes from Studio 4°C, and a dynamic story spanning more than 40 hours, Shining Force Neo takes the popular Shining Force franchise into the realm of action role-playing.

'DOOM 3' (Xbox) Gets Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software and Activision today announced the release of two all-new multiplayer maps for DOOM 3 for the Xbox. The new, exclusive levels titled Communications and Surface are readily available for download via Xbox Live and are sponsored by the newly released DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil for the Xbox.

'Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green' (Xbox/PC) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Groove Games today announced the shipping of the adrenaline-packed, first-person shooter Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler’s Green, based on George A. Romero’s horror film Land of the Dead.

'Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy' Officially Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy will return gamers to the front lines of the greatest battles in history with new civilizations at their command, new campaigns and a host of new features that make this year's best strategy game more addicting than ever. Bold victories on far-off battlefields, from wintry Russian plains to scorching African deserts, will establish the player's undisputable reputation as the world's greatest leader – past, present and future.

'Armada Online' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armada Online is a vast multiplayer universe packed with great gameplay. You take on the role of a starship captain and wage war against a biomechanical alien horde, known as the Armada.

'Football Manager 2006' (PSP/X360/PC) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, Football Manager 2006 will offer fans of Sports Interactive's games an opportunity to experience the highs and lows of virtual football management 'on the go'.

Digital Jesters Close To Bankruptcy?

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the October 4th issue of the London Gazette, Independent Magazines has filed a court petition calling for the compulsory liquidation of game publisher Digital Jesters because of unpaid debts. Digital Jesters is publisher of 'Bet On Soldier' and the upcoming title 'Crazy Frog Racer.' Court date is set for November 2nd in the high court of London, which means the fate of Digital Jesters can be decided within two weeks (thanks Mark).

'Sword of the Stars' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sword of the Stars is a breakthrough Space Strategy game that seeks to reinvigorate the sub-genre. Players will explore planets, manage their empire and research new technology. Sword of the Stars provides quick, intuitive play, state-of-the-art graphics and tactical combat that make the game instantly involving and rewardingly fun.

'Dynasty Warriors 4 Hyper' Coming to PC

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Koei Ltd. today announced plans to publish Dynasty Warriors 4 Hyper for the PC in Europe, a first for the series and will see the spectacular massed battles that the Dynasty Warriors games are famed for brought to a whole new audience. The European release of Dynasty Warriors on PC is scheduled for the 9th December.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced today that Frontier's RCT3 expansion pack RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild! has gone gold. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild! invites tycoons of all ages to create and manage a safari-themed adventure park that features thrilling new rides as well as many different animal species to manage.

'24: The Game' (PS2) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The countdown has begun to the release of '24: The Game' on PS2. Set to become the biggest action adventure game of the year, '24: The Game' lets gamers take control and live a 'brand new day' in the life of Jack Bauer and the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU).

Digital Illusions Working on New PC Shooter

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Illusions announced today that it has signed a new contract with EA for the development of a PC game within the shooter genre. The game is based on Digital Illusions’ brand, will be developed by DICE Stockholm and is planned for a fall 2006 debut. A specific title is not yet revealed, and will be disclosed at a later date. DICE also announced that the PSP version of BF 2: Modern Combat has been put on hold due to lack of personnel, and it is not certain if and when development will continue (thanks bfnation). Read more for details...

'Alfa: AntiTerror' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mistland have another project lined up for the near future, Alfa: AntiTerror. The sad reality of life in many countries. The global problem of modern times. A war, which can neither be won nor lost. The unpromising forecasts of scientists and experts concerning further development of things. Terrorism is waiting for our answer. An answer we are about to deliver.

Xbox 360 Playable At Wal-Mart

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Various outlets and blogs have posted word that Wal-Marts all over the country have started putting up their demo kiosk and have Microsoft next-gen console up and running for customer to play. While we tried to call our local Wal-Mart, they could not confirm it was in store already, but apparently the kiosks have playable demos included for King Kong, Call of Duty 2 and Kameo. Gaming blog Joystiq.com has a list of over 50 confirmed Wal-Mart stores that have the X360 kiosk up & running.

'Vietcong 2' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vietcong 2 is a FPS set against the background of the 1968 Tet Offensive, in and around the ancient city of Hue (pronounced Who-ay), during the Vietnam War. Brought to life through a gritty story compiled from first hand accounts and memories of Special Forces and Infantry servicemen stationed in Hue during the assault.

'Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends has reached gold status. The latest addition to the company's best-selling series of Tactical Action games ships to North American retailers on November 15, 2005, at a suggested retail price of only $29.99.

X360/PC Preview - 'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion'

by Alicia on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Oblivion is the quintessential role-playing game for the next generation and another leap forward in gaming. Step inside the most richly detailed and vibrant game-world ever created. With a powerful combination of freeform gameplay and unprecedented graphics, you can unravel the main quest at your own pace or explore the vast world and find your own challenges.

PC Review - 'Diplomacy'

by Alanix on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Set in early 20th century Europe, this PC adaptation brings the power struggles of seven mighty nations to life like never before. Its abstracted and simple gameplay puts the focus on the need for shrewd negotiations and overall strategy.

'GTA: Liberty City Stories' (PSP) - 10 Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The story of GTA: Liberty City Stories takes place 3 years before the events of Grand Theft Auto 3 and we find that our main character Toni Cipriani has returned from laying low for the past 4 years after taking out a rival mob boss for the Leone crime family. Having welcomed him back with open arms, the Don Salvatore Leone is putting Toni to back work under the watchful eye of Vincenzo Cilli, one of his most trusted capo’s.

Gamecube Review - 'Battalion Wars'

by Hugh McHarg on Oct. 20, 2005 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Advance Wars hits GameCube, where the turn-based masterpiece transforms into a real-time, 3-D strategic-action game! Take command of the field of war, breaking your forces into fast-moving squads and charging into battle. Lead the charge atop an armored tank, or race into battle with your best soldiers at your side!