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'RTL Skispringen 2006' (PS2/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 9:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

49 Games announced today that its latest iteration in the Skispringen franchise has gone gold for PS2 and PC. Featuring 41 ski jump ramps including Worldcup venues, you can either compete or be a coach in one of three difficulties or management mode. After a hard working day you can also relax with the integrated Quiz Games with over 500 topic-referred questions. RTL Skispringen 2006 will be in German stores Novembver 17.

Various Game Trailers #633

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 8:04 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • Call of Duty 2: Big Red One [PS2/Xbox] - Launch Trailer
  • The Godfather - Rackets Trailer
  • Hard Truck: Apocalypse - Trailer #2
  • The Movies - Gundertaker Trailer #2


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

Electronic Arts Japan Cancels 'Star Wars Galaxies' Support

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 7:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts Japan, Star Wars Galaxies distributor in Japan, announced today that it is seizing support for LucasArts/SOE's Star Wars themed MMO. European and North American servers remain unaffected so Japanese gamers who which to continue their quest will get a chance to transfer their account. Tomorrow the 3rd SWG expansion pack, Trials of Obi-Wan, is making its debut in North America.

'Space Invaders Evolution' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 7:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Space Invaders Evolution inaugurates the Evolution brand, a sister to the Revolution series on the Nintendo DS. Space Invaders Evolution marks Rising Star's first step onto the PSP and will blaze a trail for daring innovation that future Evolution titles will aim to follow.

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 7:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA and Warner Bros. announced that the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has gone gold. Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament. Each contestant in this international competition must confront a fire-breathing dragon, rescue friends from the icy depths of the Black Lake, and navigate the twisting mysteries of a vast, dangerous maze.

'College Hoops 2K6' (PS2/Xbox) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 5:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It’s that time of year again--the time of year where basketball courts around the nation are filled with excitement, slam dunks, unbelievable athletes, Cinderella stories, and championship dreams. Nothing captivates the nation like the NCAA Basketball Tournament and no other game captures the collegiate atmosphere and energy like College Hoops 2K6.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 5:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It was already rumored a few weeks back but Take 2 today confirmed that Bethesda's next-gen PRG will not be released this year. In its revised revenue and earnings guidance for fiscal 2005 and fiscal 2006, Take 2 confirmed not only that GTA: Liberty City Stories is delayed in Europe due to unexpected delays in final product testing and submission, but also that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for PC and Xbox 360 has been postponed from the Q1 to Q2 2006, which means not before February 2006. In the subsequent conference call Take 2 said that the delay was due to the fact that Bethesda needed more time to work on the title.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 3:56 p.m. PST | 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.

'Scratches' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 3:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Scratches is a gripping first-person mystery adventure game that will keep the players glued to their monitors, with its story full of breathtaking twists and surprises, until the final shocking revelation. Right in time for Halloween, Nucleosys has released a demo which will lwet you exploire around 8 rooms, strike up conversation with various characters, read interesting information in order to solve one puzzle.

'Crazy Machines II' Gets PhysXical

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 1:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

AGEIA Technologies today announced that German game developer FAKT Software will be leveraging the full power of the AGEIA PhysX processor for its upcoming Crazy Machines II and implement comprehensive physics dynamics.

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

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 1:03 p.m. PST | 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.

'Star Wars Battlefront II' - Win32 Standalone Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts has released the Win32 dedicated beta, but fully working, server for Pandemic Studios' Star Wars Battlefront II in anticipation of its imminent release. It includes the Basic Dedicated Server Manager Application, two Beta versions of Enhanced Dedicated Server Manager as well as a Remote Server application (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'F.E.A.R.' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 11:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi has released a new patch for its recently released FPS F.E.A.R. This update brings your retail game to v1.02 and not only fixes some minor localization issues, but also pre-patch the game in preparation for the release of the F.E.A.R. SDK/ Mod tools, and more importantly, adds a new Multiplayer Map (Asylum). Read more for download links ...

'Zero Tolerance: City Under Fire' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Zero Tolerance: City Under Fire, previously known as Roll Call, is an FPS set in the not too distant future and lets you play as Nick Mason, a member of the newly formed G18 Counter Gang Division; an elite enforcement unit granted special emergency powers over all other public services and tasked with securing the city and its citizens at all cost.

Universal Combat: A World Apart - v1.00.09 Updated Demo

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3000 AD keeps on trying to convince people to check out their latest game and has released an updated demo for its space combat game Universal Combat: A World Apart. This demo uses the latest v1.00.09 code, includes all 12 missions from previous demos, as well as tutorials, updated gfx and various other enhancements.

'The Matrix: Path of Neo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 44 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari is returning to the universe of "The Matrix" with a new game that lets players assume the role of actor Keanu Reeves' lead character Neo and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy, including the original film.

'Act of War Expansion' Details Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While we already had the unveiling last week, Atari today unveiled first details of the Act of War expansion pack for its near-future, geopolitical techno-thriller RTS, Act of War: Direct Action. Loaded with new features, including modern-day naval combat and mercenaries, the Act of War expansion is set for release in March 2006 for the PC.

'Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War' (PS2) - 68 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | 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 ...

'Wild Arms Alter Code: F' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Agetec announced today the gold status of the much sought after Wild Arms Alter Code: F for the PS2. Wild Arms Alter Code: F delivers an expanded story, detailed 3D characters, vivid environments, and a beautiful soundtrack, making this recast version of the original worth the wait.

'Winter Sports' (PS2/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Oxygen Interactive are pleased to announce the expansion of their sports range with 'Winter Sports' for the PS2 and PC. Inspired by the forthcoming Winter Olympics, Winter Sports will see gamers cut through gates, punch through turns and slip through gliding phases as they strive to become number one.

'Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures' (ALL) Tags its Way to Stores

by Judy on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway today announced that it has shipped Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, and Game Boy Advance. The PC version will ship in November. Based on the Cartoon Network show, Ed, Edd n Eddy is a tag-team adventure game in which players are able to switch Eds on the fly to take advantage of their special abilities.

Majesco Unveils 2005 Holiday Lineup

by Judy on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco today announced its video game lineup for the forthcoming holiday season. Highlights include Infected (PSP) and Aeon Flux (PS2/ Xbox), which will both ship in November and cost $39.99 and $49.99, respectively.

'S.C.S.: Dangerous Waters' Goes Double Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Sonalysts, Inc. are pleased to announce that the ultimate naval warfare title, S.C.S.: Dangerous Waters has gone gold.

'Need for Speed Most Wanted' Demo Details

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 4:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has revealed some additional details on the upcoming NFS MW demo, which is scheduled to be released early November (between 1st-14th ). The demo will feature 2 Quick Race Tracks (Sprint - Point-to-Point, and Speedtrap - New Race Mode), driveable in 3 cars (Tuned Mustang, Stock Cayman S, and Tuned Cayman S), with opponents using 6 cars (IS300, GTO, Golf GTI, Cayman S, Viper, and Mustang). Also included will be a Pursuit Length Challenge, a Tollbooth Challenge, and Roadblock dodge Challenge. Aural pleasure is assued with 4 music tracks, and as bonus there will be a 30 second video showcasing the blacklist and blacklist opponents.

'Battlefield 2: Special Forces' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield 2: Special Forces brings the intensity and excitement of its predecessors into the realm of covert ops with the latest, most technologically advanced vehicles and weapons systems available to man.

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' (ALL) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 2:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament. Each contestant in this international competition must confront a fire-breathing dragon, rescue friends from the icy depths of the Black Lake, and navigate the twisting mysteries of a vast, dangerous maze.

'City of Villains' Servers Go Live!

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft announced today that the City of Villains servers have gone live, and is now available in shops in a special Collectors Edition, packed with extra goodies, as well as the standard retail package. players will be able to take on villainous personas, customizing villain costumes and building bases for their super-powered groups.

Secret Lair Studios Working on Next-Gen MMO

by Rainier on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 1:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Washington-based game studio Secret Lair Studios, boasting founders from such prestigious studios as NCsoft, Microsoft, Blizzard, SOE, Monolith, Origin and Arena.net, is developing a next-generation online world and today announced that they have selected the BigWorld Technology Suite as their development platform for future games.

PC Preview - 'Hellgate: London'

by Alicia on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

PSP Preview - 'PoPoLoCrois'

by Reldan on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

PoPoLoCrois is sure to be an instant favorite for the new generation of PSP users. This classic fantasy story features brand-new sequences from the animated TV series, new playable adventures, plus exciting battles with rich, vibrant colors and cell-shaded 2D graphics. You’ll be hooked on the delightful characters and animated storyline that is fun for all ages.

Xbox Review - 'NHL 2K6'

by Tony Jennings on Oct. 31, 2005 @ 12:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Take command of tape-to-tape passing, behind-the-net plays and precision give-and-go attacks. Dominate the ice with NHL caliber goaltending, skating, checking and puck handling with the deeply enhanced animation system. Featuring all-new presentation elements, commentary and cut scenes, NHL 2K6 brings the ice to you.