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'Comic Book Creator' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 11:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Comic Book Creator's Self-Publishing software will allow a gamer or comic book enthusiast the opportunity to "Make Your Own Comic". You, as the artist will now be able to easily self-publish and share your own comic book adventure captured and created from your PC based video game play.

'UFO: Aftershock' Coming To North America

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 11:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tri Synergy announced today it has signed a distribution agreement with Cenega to bring UFO: Aftershock to North American retailers. UFO: Aftershock features a vastly improved tactical and RPG design and a wide variety of new features.

'The Suffering: Ties That Bind' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 10:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Midway has released a demo allowing you to try out the Streets South theatre level. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers #629

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 10:07 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 :

  • Age of Empires III - Theatrical Trailer
  • The Lord of the Rings Tactics [PSP] - Trailer #2
  • Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure - Trailer #11
  • The Matrix: Path of Neo - Trailer #2
  • Need For Speed Most Wanted - Trailer (3)
  • RF Online - Trailer #2


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

'Battles of Prince of Persia' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 10:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battles of Prince of Persia is a card based action game situated between Sands of Time and Warrior Within. Scheduled for released this holiday season, Battles of Prince of Persia will have you command units and troops by means of a Tactics interface, and controls fights by means of a card based battle system utilizing specific rules.

'Rag Doll Kung Fu' Gets Steamy Update

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 9:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest Rag Doll Kung Fu update through its online delivery system Steam. This release addresses a camera issue, adds chat log, mouse sensitivity can now be saved, missing text bug fix, and online server list has many improvements, including search for friends, and various filters. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

Digital Jesters Pledges Continued 'Bet on Soldier: Blood Sport' Support

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 9:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In reaction to German publisher Frogster seizing its Bet on Soldier support, UK publisher Digital Jesters announces that both DJ and BoS developer Kylotonn will continue support for Bet on Soldier: Blood Sport with patches, compatibilty issues and anything else that crops up in the future. Claiming Frogster did their statement in error, a retraction or clarification is said to be announced soon.

'Space Empires IV Deluxe' and 'Star Fury' Get European Bundle

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 5:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Bean announced today it will expand its strategy lineup with Space Empires IV and Stary fury, to be released as a bundle pack by the end of 2005.

'Every Extend Extra' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lumines creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi has unveiled his newest PSP creation, Every Extend Extra. As with most of his other titles gameplay and music are closely intertwined and are equally important in the game experience. E3 is a mix between shoot'm up and strategy, as you have to provoke chain reactions by avoiding enemy fire. Not too many details were disclosed yet, but Every Extend Extra is expected in Japanese stores January 2006, so more will be revealed in the near future.

'Splat Magazine Renegade Paintball' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Splat Magazine Renegade Paintball brings all of the intense action of paintball into your living room, challenging players with over 25 white-knuckle single player Tournament and Fieldball matches. Global Star has released a demo alloiwng you to try out the game for 60 minutes after which you can purchase a license key to unlock the full game.

Parlez Vous Civilization IV?

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 2:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games informed us that due to a assembly error French tech tree posters have snuck into some of the North American Civilization IV boxes. If you are only of the unlucky owners of such a game, and ne parlez pas frenchie, you do not have to return your game to the store but instead you can go online and fill out a form to get an English version sent your way, for free of course. If you are too antsy to wait for it, 2K Games has also made a downloadable .pdf version available so you can be on your merry way until the mailman brings you the proper poster.

'Daemon Vector' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 2:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Daemon Vector is an action RPG featuring gothic-styled slashing combat as a sinister strain of the Black Plague has brought to life Medieval Europe's decaying dead.

'In Memoriam' - v2.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a new patch for Lexis Numerique's upcoming mystery/adventure game In Memoriam (internet connection required). A unique investigation experience to track a serial killer. Reality and fiction are blurred in this movie style thriller game. Enter the game of a serial killer using e-mail, the internet and movie footage to solve his puzzles in a dark and thrilling environment.

'Kingdom of Paradise' (PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom of Paradise, known in Eirope as Key of Heaven, begins with Shinbu, a young boy residing in a village near the Gate of Seiryu, earning his living as a hired bodyguard for travelers visiting the area. Playing as Shinbu, use your deadly swordsmanship skills to avenge your clan's decimation and restore the balance of powers across the land.

'Rainbow Six: Lockdown' Coming Early 2006 - Details & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown will ship worldwide in early 2006 for the PC. Team Rainbow is called into action and unfamiliar territory to battle a bioterrorist threat but are personally targeted by an evil terrorist organization. Read more for details, screens, as well as a short Q&A with Producer Stuart White regarding the PC version.

'Dead or Alive 4' (X360) Gets Playable 'Halo' Character and Environment

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo and Bungie Studios announced today that they have teamed up to bring Halo's Spartan-458 as an unlockable playable character in the X360 launch title Dead or Alive 4. Along with the new character, the two development teams are also introducing a Halo-inspired environment as an unlockable fighting stage in Dead or Alive 4.

'Marine Park Empire' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 12:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Control every aspect of your marine park, from caring, feeding and cleaning your animals to hiring and firing employees. Grant your visitors the thrill of a lifetime as you provide fun-filled attractions, rides and shows for them to whet their appetite while they explore your sea-life wonderland. Enlight has released a new patch bringing you retail game to v1.2, fixing character uniform and scenario bugs, as well as improving ingame models and salary system.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - $250,000 Tournament

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced the Best of the Battlefield tournament with a grand prize of $250,000 for the winning team. The online tournament will challenge gamers to rule the battlefield in Battlefield 2: Modern Combat available now for the PS2 and Xbox. Gamers can register for the online tournament beginning Tuesday, November 1st.

'Specnaz: Project Wolf' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SPECNAZ is a Tactical First Person Shooter game, built on 3D outdoor engine AMOEBA. The main characteristic feature is the tactic-action model, which the game provides to the player, as well as gives him/her opportunities for successful completion of missions without any limitations.

Nintendo Licenses Writing Recognition Technology

by Judy on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Canadian software maker Zi Corp. said today that it has signed a licensing deal for its Decuma handwriting recognition technology with Japan's Nintendo. Nintendo developers can use Zi's technology while creating software for the Nintendo DS.

'Call of Duty 2: The Big Red One' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, players experience the adrenaline rush and harsh realities of war as never before. As a part of America’s most decorated and heroic fighting unit, The Big Red One, players work together with their squad to accomplish a variety of land, see and air combat missions spanning North Africa, Italy and Nazi-occupied Western Europe.

'Cold War' - Demo #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 9:34 a.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, but only one is new, the second 'The Halls of Hell' was already included in the first demo.

'Hard Truck: Apocalypse' - 4 Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This third person action/RPG is set in the post-apocalyptic environment full of menacing mysteries and unfriendly inhabitants. Explore the new world using your heavy truck. The truck is your ultimate shelter, armor and a mean to earn your living. The upgrades of your heavy truck will pave the road to your victories in truck battles.

'Vietcong 2' Prepares For Retail Offensive

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 9:18 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. 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. 2K Games announced that Vietcong 2 is now available in retail stores in North America, with Europe to follow on October 28.

Real Time Worlds Is Recruiting

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Currently working on CrackDown for X360, former GTA creative director David Jones' Real Time Worlds is set to expand its Dundee workforce by over 30%, and currently has openings for programming, art and design roles

'LEGO Star Wars' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Mall Tycoon 3' Shops Its Way Into Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global Star Software today announced the release of Mall Tycoon 3 for the PC. In the latest installment of the popular Mall Tycoon franchise gamers have the opportunity to design and manage a mega mall that “rules.”

'Falcon 4.0: Allied Force - HiTilesAF' Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lead Pursuit announced today the first official add-on pack for Falcon 4.0: Allied Force. HiTilesAF adds photo realistic scenery to the award-winning F-16 combat flight simulator.

Gamer Pays 100,000 USD For Virtual Space Resort

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Entropia today announces film-maker and director of the movie "Hey DJ!", Jon Jacobs, a.k.a. "NEVERDIE", as the winner of this historic auction for virtual real estate. The auction began taking bids on the 21st of October and just three days later its $100,000 US buyout price was met for a virtual Space Resort.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (X360/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice. Gamers will play as Ethan Thomas, an FBI agent in the Serial Crimes Unit (SCU), whose pursuit of relentless serial killers leads him through detailed urban environments filled with deadly sociopaths who lurk on the periphery of humanity.

'Electroplankton' (NDS) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo announced that its artistic musical experience Electroplankton will begin making beautiful music in the United States on Jan. 9. Electroplankton features 10 different musical modes that let the user create melodies using the microphone and touch screen.

'Knights of the Temple II' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 44 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Knights of the Temple 2 players will join the ultimate battle of Paul de Raque, Grand Master of the Order of the Temple and hero of the first game, and the forces of Hell. Travelling the lands and kingdoms of 13th century Europe, Paul must unveil the secret of three mysterious ancient artefacts and fight the demon armies attacking our world.

'Amped 3' (X360) Amplifier Challenge Semifinalists

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports today announced the 20 semifinalists in the Amplifier Challenge contest, which allowed fans to choose the bands they want to appear on the Amped 3 Official CD Soundtrack and, starting today, Amped 3 fans can vote for one of the bands to win $10,000 and send them to play at the South by Southwest music festival next spring.

'80 Days' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Focus has announced that Frogwares' game based on Jules Verne's novel Around The World In 80 Days has gone gold, and is scheduled to ship in November. Journey on every existing means of transport, making you to use all inventiveness ingenuity, full of discoveries of unseen and unheard beauties. New gentleman, new bet, but it is up to you to choose itinerary.

PS2 Preview - 'Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends'

by Geson Hatchett on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

PS2 Review - 'Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves'

by Thomas Leaf on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves will draw players immediately into the devious adventures of Sly and his crew by offering a unique cast of playable characters, a challenging dual analog stick multiplayer mode, new vehicles, mini-games, disguises, enhanced combat move sets and much more.

NDS Review - 'Ultimate Spider-Man'

by David Wanaselja on Oct. 26, 2005 @ 12:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ultimate Spider-Man allows players to take on the role of Spider-Man AND a super-villain in an original storyline. The game's expanded, free-roaming environments deliver a deep adventure with a variety of challenging missions, diverse game play and an improved combat system that allows players to face off against the largest number of characters from the Spider-Man universe ever assembled.