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'Naruto 4' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 10:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not to be confused with Bandai's upcoming Naruto for PS2, Naruto 4 is being developed by Tomy, known for Naruto 3 and also its NDS counterparts. Naruto 4 is expected to be released in Japan end of the year, only on Gamecube. This fourth title in the franchise will see new characters and the additional of team combos.

'NBA LIVE 06' (X360) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 10:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Live and breathe basketball like never before with NBA LIVE 06 on the Xbox 360. Rebuilt from the ground up and powered by next generation gameplay, players can see and feel the emotion and intensity of the complete basketball experience. Players jump to life with real-world physics and enhanced animations including sweat rolling down the players' faces.

Various Game Trailers #627

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 9:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Final Fight: Streetwise [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer
  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories - Trailer #3
  • 80 Days - Trailer #2
  • GUN [PS2/Xbox/X360/PC] - Trailers (2)
  • Shadow The Hedgehog - Trailer #5


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

'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 9:22 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.

SEGA Brings 'Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure' (PS2) To North America

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced that it will release Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure for the PS2 this fall. Presenting the title character in an all-new series of misadventures, Stuart Little 3: Big Photo Adventure is an action-packed adventure that kids of all ages will enjoy.

'Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Tycoon 2 gives you the chance to build the ultimate zoo and enjoy it firsthand. You can explore your 3D zoo world as a zoo guest or even care for your animals as a zookeeper. Microsoft has released a demo allowing you to try out the South Asian "Tropical Rainforest" map in campaign and freeform mode.

'City of Villains' Shivan Villains - 8 New Screens

by Judy on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 2:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Villains will provide players with a chance to play the "bad guy" in the comic-book inspired world created by Cryptic Studios. Take on the role of super-powered villains and create your own character using thousands of power and costume options. Then battle heroes and become a true menace to society while plotting your way to world domination.

'Curious George' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - First Details

by Judy on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced the first details for the Curious George video game, based on the February 10th animated feature film release of the same name. An action adventure title, Curious George is scheduled for release in February 2006 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance and PC.

'Don't Get Angry 2' - 10 New Screens

by Judy on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Don't Get Angry 2, developed by German X-Pressive, is based on a classic board game. The game will feature a unique comic 3d-graphic-look and ludicrous new game features like the new Ninja or Gladiator Teams or the new air attack. Movies like the Terminator and The Matrix will be lampooned in the family game.

'Spyro Shadow Legacy' (NDS) Glides into Stores

by Judy on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This week, Sierra Entertainment shipped Spyro Shadow Legacy for the Nintendo DS, the newest installment of the 17 million-unit-selling Spyro franchise. The action/adventure game introduces magical powers, role playing game (RPG) elements, and martial arts fighting to the beloved Spyro gameplay in a game that is fun for players of all ages.

'Dragon Quest VIII' (PS2) to Ship Ahead of Schedule

by Judy on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced today that Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King will ship to retailers November 15th, one week prior to the initially announced ship date. Exclusively for the PlayStation 2, Dragon Quest VIII is the latest installment in the series that has sold over 40 million units worldwide.

'Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species' Monkeys Around in Stores

by Judy on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species, expansion pack to the best-selling Zoo Tycoon 2, is now available at North American retailers for $29.99 (U.S.). Microsoft has also partnered with World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and will donate $25,000 to further WWF's conservation work.

'Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None' - Facts & 5 New Screens

by Judy on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the storyline of Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None follows 10 strangers who are invited to a lavish island only to be accused of murder, players assume the role of a new 11th character, Patrick Narracott, the boatman who takes guests to the island. The player must reveal the killer before becoming a victim.

dtp Brings Empire Interactive Titles to Germany

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German publisher dtp will distribute Empire Interactive's Xplosiv Premium games Hello Kitty, Big Mutha Truckers 2 and Taito Legends in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Hamburg based company is also responsible for PR & Marketing for these games in the German speaking countries, cooperating with the agency Marchsreiter Communications.

'Etrom' - 43 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Etrom is an epic adventure among realms and cities, democracies and “nazi” dictatorships, a journey through space-time portals, among the Thrones of the Abyss, beyond the gates of the City of Light and many more locations, situations, rituals, secret-services plots, dark spells.

EA Bringing 'Namco Museum 50th Anniversary' (ALL) To Europe

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that it has signed a co-publish agreement with Namco to bring Namco Museum 50th Anniversary on the PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, GBA and PC to Europe.

SCi On The Takeover Block?

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCI confirmed today that several companies have expressed interest in a possible takeover, but gave no details. "The board notes today's press comment and confirms that it has received approaches from various parties which may or may not lead to an offer for the company," SCI said in a statement. The Daily Mail said SCI was a target for three firms: Midway and EA, and private equity firm Apax Partners. Earlier this year, SCI bought Lara Croft-owner Eidos for £74m. SCI now brands its games under the Eidos name. In lunchtime trade, SCI shares were up by 140.5 pence, or 29.4%, at 619p.

'Virtual Skipper 4' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sailing simulation that lets you create your own tropical paradise and set sail. Marvel at the beauty of your creation and share it with friends. Race people from all over the world in online regattas, team or private races. Originally scheduled for October release, it has now been slightly pushed back to November 10.

Atari And Rising Star Sign Distribution Agreement

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari and Rising Star Games today announced a deal which will see Atari distributing Rising Star's five upcoming titles. A joint venture between Japanese publisher Marvelous Interactive Inc. and long-standing Japanese Nintendo distributor Bergsala AB, Rising Star's mission is to bring the very best Japanese titles to PAL territories worldwide.

'Midway Arcade Treasures 3' (NGC) Races To Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway today announced the release of Midway Arcade Treasures 3 for Gamecube, a compilation of eight classic Midway arcade racing games, shipping to retailers nationwide.

'Sword of the Stars' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 8:56 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.

'Stubbs the Zombie' (Xbox/PC) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced tpday that it has signed a agreement with Aspyr to distribute Stubbs the Zombie in PAL territories. This third-person action game is an original IP by Bungie Studio veterans that uses an updated HaloTM engine to deliver a stirring tale of one man's hunger for love, justice... and brains.

'Postal' Coming To The Big Screen

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already rumored, but then denied, a few months ago, Running With Scissors announced today that Postal has just become the latest game to make the transition to the big screen. RWS has signed an appropriately apocalyptic deal with renegade filmmaker Uwe Boll to bring the most controversial franchise in gaming history to the screen in all its blood-drenched, ironic glory.

'Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth' (Xbox) Scares Way to Stores

by Judy on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games and Bethesda Softworks announced today that Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, a highly anticipated survival horror game for the Xbox, has shipped to retail stores in North America - just in time for Halloween. Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth will be shipping to European retail stores on October 28.

'The Sims 2' (ALL) Populates Store Shelves

by Judy on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced that The Sims 2 for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance, and Nintendo DS, ships to retailers today. The Sims 2 for the PSP and mobile phones will follow in the weeks to come.

'Pac-Man World Rally' (PSP/NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced Pac-Man World Rally, an original kart racing game for the PS2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, PSP and PC. Pac-Man World Rally puts players behind the wheel as Pac-Man or one of 14 other classic Namco characters racing for the checkered flag while using unique power-ups and items to prevent their opponents from claiming victory.

'Paraworld' Official Website Launched - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paraworld combines a setting never seen before with personalized unit management, it brings new life to the RTS genre. Modern elements blend with primeval conditions in a long forgotten, incredibly beautiful prehistoric world. Creatures long extinct come once more to life, a constant danger to anyone living in the area. Check out the freshly launched official Paraworld website, or read more for a brand new trailer.

'Don't Get Angry 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Don't Get Angry 2 is based on a classic board-game. The game will feature a unique comic 3d-graphic-look and ludicrous new game features like the new Ninja or Gladiator Teams or the new air attack. This demo features two of the ten Teams as well as one of the three game environments. All Field-Layouts and events from the full version are included in this demo.

'Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams' (PS2) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Expected spring 2006 in Japan, Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is situated in 1598 and will have several new features and additions over previous titles, such as a new camera system, updated graphics and optimized gameplay mechanics. While no specific info, or announcement, is available yet, here are some new screens ...

'RF Online' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the deep space galaxy of Novus, RF Online sees you take your pick from three all-powerful warring factions and leading your character into the final battle for control over the entire Novus galaxy.

Chinese Rockers Brain Failure On 'Amped 3' (X360) Soundtrack

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 2:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Extreme sports gamers will rock to four songs from Chinese punkers Brain Failure, currently on tour in the U.S. Amped 3 features the most authentic snowboarding gameplay with perfected controls and the elements of a true extreme sports sandbox.

Ascaron Opens New German Development Studio

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascaron is expanding into new business segments and is opening a new development studio in Potsdam. Within the next three years, up to eighty new jobs will be created there. Most of the employees will be directly involved with developing computer and video games.

Xbox Preview - 'Operation Flashpoint: Elite'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Operation Flashpoint: Elite retains all the depth and immense content of the original and takes you right into the heart of a gripping Cold War conflict between NATO coalition forces and a renegade Soviet Red army faction. The game's intense campaigns and solo missions deliver deeply believable military situations and gives you complete freedom to handle any flashpoint on your own initiative.

'Horse and Musket 2: Prussia's Glory' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games and Boku Strategy Games announced today that the next game in the Horse and Musket 2 series, entitled Prussia's Glory (no relationship to the GMT boardgame of the same name) has gone gold and will is projected to ship on November 18, 2005.

'Hellgate: London' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flagship Studios' Hellgate: London is an RPG set in the immersive first-person perspective. With a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, Hellgate: London introduces a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive.

Xbox Review - 'Far Cry Instincts'

by Eric on Oct. 24, 2005 @ 12:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Far Cry Instincts takes the PC version's signature locations, Full-Action Response A.I. (F.A.R. concept), and unprecedented view-distance, and combines them with improved gameplay scenarios that will challenge players to utilize an even broader range of strategies and survival tactics to uncover the many secrets within the beautiful, but deadly islands.