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Various Game Trailers #628

by Judy on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 9:37 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 :

  • City of Villains - Trailer #7
  • Soul of the Ultimate Nation - Trailer #2
  • Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer #7
  • Flow: Urban Dance Uprising [PS2] - Trailer
  • Virtual Skipper 4 - NightSea Trailer


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

'rFactor' - v1.040 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 9:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Image Space has released the first patch for its recently released racing title rFactor. This update brings your retail game to v1.040 and adds a slew of tweaks and changes to the AI, tracks, vehicles, multiplayer, graphics and plenty more. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Myst V: End Of Ages' Original Soundtrack Now Available

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 9:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Myst developers Cyan Worlds today announced the release of the Myst V: End Of Ages Original Soundtrack, the music accompaniment to the final chapter of the multi-million selling MYST series featuring 50 minutes of original music from the game.

'NHL 06' - Euro/US Update Patch #3 Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 9:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released a new patch for the European and North American editions of NHL 06. This patch #3 fixes an issue where after installing Patch #2, and having substituted a non-NHL team in Dynasty mode, the game is crashing when selecting to "Exit" at the end of a game. Read more for download links ...

KOEI Opens Toronto Game Development Studio

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 9:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI is pleased to announce the expansion of KOEI Canada, Inc. This state-of-the-art studio is the headquarters for the company's North American product development, and will have a significant effect on the city's game development landscape.

Video Game Awards 2005 Nominees Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 7:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spike TV announced today that its Video Game Awards 2005 will be hos(t)ed by actor and producer Samuel L. Jackson, who was a winner at last year’s show for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Vin Diesel, The Rock, Missy Elliot, Snoop Dogg, Carmen Electra, Xzibit and Ozzy Osbourne, amongst others, are also set to appear at the third annual awards event.

'Indigo Prophecy' - European v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 6:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has released the first patch for the European edition of Quantic Dreams' action/adventure Indigo Prophecy, aka Fahrenheit. This update brings your retail game to v1.1, but currently there are no details available as to what it fixes. Read more for download links ...

'Armada Online' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 6:27 p.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.

'Ratchet: Deadlocked' (PS2) Opens Up In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the launch of its PS2 exclusive Ratchet: Deadlocked, the continued evolution of the Ratchet & Clank series and introduces new elements to the franchise such as co-op gameplay through the entire story mode, squad-based functionality, an enhanced weapons modification system, and the ability of up to 10 players to compete online utilizing a broadband connection.

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising/Escalation' - v1.6.9.2 Update Patch Available

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 5:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic has released a new patch for their multiplayer shooter Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising, as well as its expansion pack Escalation. This update brings your retail game to v1.6.9.2 and addresses issues with Awon Atoll mao and commander option, as well as incorrect vehicle displays, ammo hiccups and a few other multi-player tweaks (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for a detailed fix list or download links..

'LEGO Star Wars' Finally Coming To Gamecube

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos today announced it will publish LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game for the GameCube in North America. Relive the Star Wars saga as retold in Lego form, guiding an increasingly large cast through everything from adventures on Naboo to the Pod Race on Tatooine.

'FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup' (X360) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 2:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA celebrates its new exclusive FIFA World Cup interactive entertainment partnership with the release of FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup, a game that immerses players into the emotional intensity of the next-generation football. Utilising the power of the Xbox 360, fans will be able to revel in the world's most sophisticated representation of football ever.

'Half-Life 2' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 2:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced today that Half-Life 2 for Xbox has gone gold. Powered by Source technology, Half-Life 2 for Xbox features the most sophisticated in-game characters ever witnessed, advanced AI, stunning graphics and physical gameplay.

More X360 CPU Details Revealed

by Judy on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

International Business Corp. today revealed details of the microprocessor that powers the Microsoft's Xbox 360. The IBM-built chip features three customized PowerPC computing engines that can each handle two simultaneous tasks at clock speeds greater than 3 gigahertz.

'Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble' (NGC) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble, aka Viewtiful Joe VFX Battle, production on the newest Captain Blue movie is just about to begin. Unfortunately he can't seem to decide on the lead character. Now it's up to gamers to be the star of the show and 'audition' to see who will take the leading role in this big action extravaganza.

'Resident Evil 4' (PS2) Splatters Heads In Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the release of Resident Evil 4 for the PS2, with brand new features, enhancements and exciting surprises. In Resident Evil 4 players are reacquainted with Leon S. Kennedy, Raccoon City Police Department’s idealistic rookie cop from Resident Evil 2.

'Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex' (PSP) Sneaks Into Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai Games today announced that Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex for PSP system has shipped to retail stores. Face off against technological terrorists as a member of Section 9, an elite group of intelligence operatives commissioned to fend off sinister cyber-criminals.

'Chrome Specforce' Coming To North America

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Topware Interactive has acquired the exclusive rights to publish Chrome SpecForce in the North American market. Chrome Specforce is an sci-fi FPS, packed with unlimited action and a diverse range of vehicles and weapons, appealing for both lone and online gaming. Get ready for the special force operatives of the future.

'Earth 2160' Goes Gold In North America - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway announced today that Reality Pump's RTS Earth 2160 has gone gold. In addition to standard RTS features such as resource acquisition, base building and destruction of enemy bases, Earth 2160’s modular construction allows players to customize buildings and units, but also detailed customization of vehicles.

'Ridge Racer 6' (X360) - 46 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ridge Racer 6 on Xbox 360 comes packed with more than 130 cars and 30 circuits, the most courses in any of the series so far! For the first time ever, it will also feature online compatibility with Xbox Live offering endless hours of drifting excitement.

'Gunstar Super Heroes' (GBA) Saves The Day At Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the release of Gunstar Super Heroes, the sequel to the classic 2D action-shooter, Gunstar Heroes. This new adventure, developed exclusively for the Game Boy Advance, offers the relentless action, precision gunplay, and brilliant visuals that have become the trademark of Treasure, the game's legendary development team.

'The Movies' (Xbox/PC) - 7 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.

'Spartan: Total Warrior' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Wages War In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the release of Spartan: Total Warrior for the PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube. Spartan: Total Warrior, a game steeped in richly-detailed cinematic action, represents the first console title from SEGA studio The Creative Assembly.

'Rugby League 2' (PS2/PC) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building on the powerful game engine that was embraced by both gamers and people passionate about Rugby League, the game developer Sidhe Interactive has spent over 12 months creating a brand new sequel, packed with all new functionality and refined gameplay, graphics, controls, and competitions. Players, sponsors, and stadiums have all been updated to reflect the 2005 season.

'Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time' (NDS) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this sequel to Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, the brothers travel back in time to retrieve Princess Peach, only to come face to face with baby versions of themselves, the princess and Bowser. Teaming up with their young selves will soon send Mario and Luigi on a quest of lunatic proportions as players must control both the adult AND baby versions of the Mushroom Kingdom heroes.

Study Finds 'Casual Piracy' On The Rise

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new research report released today shows casual piracy is of increasing concern for the entertainment industry. Mass market penetration of digital recording devices and broadband/file-sharing networks are prompting many entertainment brands to enrich their content protection strategies and influence bottom line performance.

'Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends' (PS2) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends serves up a banquet of 18 all-new maps, 5 sizzling modes, and so much more! In 'Legend' mode, gamers will take part in never-before-told stories, including the first showdown between the Kingdoms of Wei and Shu, and the attempt to kidnap the Emperor.

'Shrek SuperSlam' Bodyslams Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ogre sized brawling action collides with the wickedly funny “Shrek” universe in Activision's Shrek SuperSlam. The melee game features fully destructible 3D environments where players slam it out as any of 20 of their well-known characters from the Shrek films and beloved fairy tales in single player Story mode and Mega Challenge mode or frenzied multiplayer Melee combat with up to three friends.

'SoulCalibur III' (PS2) Fights Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that its PS2 exclusive SoulCalibur III has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America. SoulCalibur III continues the tale of souls and swords with three new characters, an incredibly robust character creation system and an unprecedented variety of brand-new gameplay modes.

'Need for Speed Most Wanted' (ALL) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) Launches Its Retail Assault

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hotswap your way to victory! It's time to prepare for all-out war on the modern battlefields of the world. Electronic Arts announced today that Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is available now on the PS2 and Xbox.

'College Hoops 2K6' (PS2/Xbox) Cover Athletes Signed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports announced today that Marvin Williams, the #2 pick in the 2005 NBA Draft and star forward for the 2005 NCAA Champions, University of North Carolina (UNC) Tar Heels, along with Roy Williams, the current head coach at UNC, will grace the cover of and act as the official spokespeople for College Hoops 2K6.

'Taito Legends' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Reminisces in Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America and Empire Interactive today announced the release of Taito Legends for the PS2, Xbox, and the PC. This exciting compilation features 29 arcade classics and spans nearly 30 years of gaming history.

'Call of Duty 2' Disembarks In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has shipped Call of Duty 2 to retail outlets nationwide. The sequel delivers an unparalleled portrayal of the chaos and intensity of war with life-like authenticity, amazing special effects, advanced A.I. technology, the most realistic squad combat and explosive action.

'Sid Meier's Civilization IV' Starts In Retail Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games and FIRAXIS Games today announced that Sid Meier's Civilization IV for the PC has shipped to retail stores in North America. Sid Meier's Civilization IV will be in retail stores in Europe on November 4.

'Need for Speed Most Wanted' Demo Coming Soon

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 3:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to this forum post, EA is working on a NFS MW demo, which is scheduled to be released early November (between 1st-14th ). Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets.

Eidos Gamers Day 2005 (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos had its annual gamers/press day, where they showed off most of their upcoming titles. We have fresh new screenshots for you to check out from the follow games:

  • Battlestations Midway [PS2/Xbox/PC]
  • Commandos Strike Force [PC]
  • Hitman Blood Money [PC]
  • Rogue Trooper [PS2/Xbox/PC]
  • Tomb Raider Legend [PS2/Xbox/X360/PC]
  • Zero Tolerance [Xbox/PS2/PC]

Xbox Preview - 'Xyanide'

by Inexhist on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Xyanide you take on the role of Drake, a government executioner from the planet Mardar. Aboard a small fighting ship, your task is to guide the evil witch Aguira into the great maelstrom to be sure of her final judgment. But as an asteroid hits Aguira’s prison ship, chaos ensues – and Aguira tries to escape her fate by creating worlds filled with the fiercest creatures, enemies and evil manifestations of her imagination. You are the only one able to stop her and bring her to justice!

'Destroy All Humans!' (PS2/Xbox) Becomes A TV Series

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Destroy All Humans! may bery well become the first primetime series based on a video game as Fox is currently developing an animated series based on Pandemic/THQ's recently released action game. "King of the Hill" writer Jim Dauterive is aboard to adapt the game, and 20th Century Fox TV, where Dauterive holds an overall deal, is also behind the project.

'SunAge' - 10 New Screens

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

In a far distant future Earth is dying. Mankind retreats into sealed cities but a Cult spreads, delivering chaos. Our hero battles to protect his Federation and strike at the heart of the Cults creed. This opens a gateway to a paradise planet and the lethal Sentinel drones, which have a mission to complete - no matter what life-forms get in their way.

'Gran Turismo 4 Mobile' (PSP) Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there still has not been any official announcement, last year Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi stated that a PSP version of Gran Turismo 4 was in the works, tentatively scheduled for spring 2005. That time frame has since long passed, and that instance was also the one and only time the title has been mentioned, until now. Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has updated its release list which indicates that Gran Turismo 4 Mobile has been pushed back and is now listed as coming in 2006.

Xbox Review - 'The Suffering: Ties That Bind'

by Jordan Van Nest on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 12:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Suffering: Ties That Bind is an action-horror game that emphasizes the disturbing terror of its predecessor, with all-new twisted creatures and a few familiar faces. Set in the slums and prisons of Baltimore, the player once again controls Torque as he seeks revenge against the mysterious grand manipulator Caleb Blackmore, a man somehow tied to the death of Torque's family.

Gamecube Review - 'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse'

by Agustin on Oct. 25, 2005 @ 12:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.