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'F.E.A.R.' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 11:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An unidentified paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound, the government responds by sending in Special Forces, but loses contact as an eerie signal interrupts radio communications. When the interference subsides moments later, the team has been literally torn apart. Your mission is simple: Eliminate the intruders at any cost. Determine the origin of the signal. And contain this crisis before it spirals out of control.

Various Game Trailers #613

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 4:59 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 :

  • FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup [X360] - Trailer
  • Shrek SuperSlam - Trailer #3
  • Conflict: Global Terror - AI Trailer
  • Final Fantasy XI [X360] - X05 Trailer
  • Full Auto [X360] - X05 Trailer
  • MotoGP 2006 Ultimate Racing Technology [X360] - X05 Trailer
  • Tomb Raider: Legend [X360] - Trailer
  • Too Human [X360] - X05 Trailer
  • Wolfschanze 1944 - Trailer #3


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

'Duke Nukem Forever' NOT Coming In December

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 4:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterdays story about Amazon UK's listing for 3DRealms' long overdue FPS Duke Nukem Forever as shipping in December turned out to be untrue. 3DRealms's Joe Siegler commented in the forum that "This issue is covered there. Nothing's new. If there was a new development along these lines, you wouldn't have to "find out" about it from an article at "The Inquirer" or at Amazon's UK site.'

'Stoked Rider featuring Tommy Brunner' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stoked Rider featuring Tommy Brunner' is an unique action-freesports game for PC, the first freeride snowboarding game inspired by Alaska's impressive peaks, presented in a unique 3D cellshaded graphical style. Tommy Brunner is one of the most experienced backcountry and big mountain snowboard riders in Europe, and has a string of horrifically impressive injuries to go with it, including a broken back!

'The Sims 2' (ALL) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maxis-EA is redefining this highly-acclaimed franchise and will deliver classic open-ended gameplay along with exclusive new features. Aspirational gameplay and fully customizable content will give players the most authentic Sims experience to date on console, and will allow players to make their dreams come true while avoiding their innermost fears.

EA Settles Overtime Class Action Lawsuit

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and counsel representing a class of current and former computer graphic artists in Electronic Arts' California studios today announced a settlement agreement on claims for overtime compensation.

'Ragdoll Kung Fu' Now Available Pre-loading Through Steam

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 3:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rag Doll Kung Fu, a wild new experience from designer Mark Healey, is available now for pre-load. This adventure features a wide collection of single and multiplayer games, plus outlandish cut scenes inspired by classic Kung Fu cinema. To pre-load your copy, please visit www.steampowered.com

'The Movies' (Xbox/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 2:13 p.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.

'Vivisector: Beast Inside' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivisector: Beast Inside developed by Action Forms (creators of Chasm and Carnivores series) is a unique mixture of 3D Action/Horror. The game blends a thrilling interactive story with intense, high-adrenaline action and immerses players in a rich and fascinating storyline.

JoWood To Use Quazal's Online Multiplayer Middleware

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quazal announced today that JoWooD has chosen Quazal's online multiplayer middleware Rendez-Vous technology as the basis for three of their upcoming online games, SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars, The Guild 2 and Panzer Elite Action.

Fireglow Games Announces 'Stranger' MMORTS Development

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fireglow Games announces development of a new game of the MMORTS Stranger game series. It is not a direct sequel of the original Strange RTS storyline, but an evolution of the Stranger universe to a full-scale online project.

'Pursuit Force' (PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pursuit Force is a fast-paced arcade-action game, that fuses driving and combat mechanics to create a unique gaming experience for PSP. Pursuit Force follows the misadventures of a rookie Police Officer tracking down five criminal gangs across an entire fictional state in America.

'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Law & Order: Criminal Intent, players scour the crime scenes for evidence, interview witnesses and interrogate suspects in hopes of tracking down the elusive killers. With beautifully rendered graphics and voices and likeness from members of the show's cast, this thrilling third-person mystery/adventure game will have players feeling like they've stepped in an actual episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Pocket Dogs' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

O~3 Entertainment today announced that they will publish Pocket Dogs for the GBA in North America. Pocket Dogs was developed in conjunction with Hana Deka Club, the phenomenally popular brand of toys and gifts featuring the signature cute dogs photographed with fisheye lenses. The game is expected to be available at retail for Holiday 2005.

'Dig Dug Digging Strike' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Dig Dug Digging Strike has gone gold and is scheduled to launch this October exclusively for the NDS, marking the return of classic arcade hero Dig Dug in an all-new adventure to foil a collection of troublesome foes ­ both above the surface and below ground. Dig Dug Digging Strike offers players original environments, gameplay mechanics and wireless multiplayer support.

'Virtual Skipper 4' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 9:57 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.

MTV Announces 'L.A. Rush' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Promotional Sweepstakes

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games today announced MTV's L.A. Rush Watch 'n' Win sweepstakes and MTV2's L.A. Rush sweepstakes, to coincide with Midway's launch of the arcade-style racing thriller, L.A. Rush. Two lucky grand prize winners will win a completely pimped out 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI courtesy of MTV and MTV2.

'Go! Sudoku' (PSP) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Challenge yourself with four levels of difficultly from easy to fiendish. Relax with a quiet Sudoku challenge or experience the first ever multiplayer Sudoku competitions. Complete with animated background themes, time goals, music and sound, this is the game that introduces PSP to serious Sudoku players - on the Go!

'PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition' Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is delighted to announce that its exciting new sports simulation, PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition, is now available for sale through the Matrix Games Online Store. The digital download version is available immediately for $29.99 with a $39.99 boxed game to follow later this week.

New 'Wolfenstein' Title (X360) Also Coming to PC

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After yesterday's unveiling, id Software and Activision confirmed at Microsoft's X05 event in Amsterdam that the newest installment in the legendary Wolfenstein series is being developed for the X360 and PC.

Midway Launches 'Earth 2160' Website

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games today announced the launch of the official Earth 2160 U.S. Web site. Gamers can now go online to view faction profiles, unit descriptions, storyline details, trailers and more for the anticipated real-time strategy game from Reality Pump Studios. The Web site also features a link to pre-order Earth 2160 and receive a bonus DVD with eight additional maps and a retail version of Earth 2150.

'Stubbs the Zombie' (Xbox) Has Gone Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr Media and Wideload Games today announced that the Xbox version of their upcoming Stubbs the Zombie game has gone gold. The game will hit stores in late October at a SRP of $49.99.

Stream Theory Picks Up Hip Interactive titles

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 8:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stream Theory today announced that it has signed a worldwide content provider agreement with Hip Interactive Europe, giving Stream Theory the license to popular PC games including the recently released Stolen and CT Special Forces: Fire For Effect as well as the upcoming release Garfield: Saving Arlene.

'Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Also Coming To Xbox 360

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive today formally announces that Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend is in development for both the Xbox 360 and Xbox. Delivering new gameplay content and unbelievable visuals that take full advantage of the new hardware system, Lara’s premiere on Xbox is grounded in the series’ tomb raiding roots.

'Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan' - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From the very shores of molten lava where he defeated Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan guides players on quests that span the planet Mustafar – some of which might even convert devotees of the dark side over to a more virtuous path.

PS2 Preview - 'SSX On Tour'

by Hank on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Reach breakneck speeds, catch huge air, and become an icon with SSX On Tour. Create a rider or skier and build a career as you progress from a slope-side wannabe to a black-diamond-dominating rockstar. Compete for medals or just tear up the massive new mountain, but make sure you look good doing it because your reputation is always on the line.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (X360/PC) Gets Movie Adaptation

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. has set The Shield co-executive producer Kurt Sutter to write "Species X," a drama about a police detective who realizes he might be from another world. WB Interactive Entertainment will simultaneously develop a The Condemned: Criminal Origins sequel based on the concept. It is an unusual occurrence, since movies and vidgames usually cross-pollinate when one is a hit and the other is little more than an adaptation.

PC Review - 'Advent Rising'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Advent Rising is the first in an epic trilogy of action/adventure games, presented in a stunning cinematic format to deliver an unprecedented variety of game play experiences. Built on the Unreal Warfare engine, it offers precise, refined play-dynamics with action-packed adventure and style, wrapped in a visually imaginative universe.

Electronic Arts' X05 (Xbox) Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2005 @ 12:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X05 is being held today, and here is a deluge of screens from Ubisoft's upcoming Xbox/X360 titles that are being presented:

  • The Sims 2
  • From Russia with Love
  • Half-Life 2