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'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 11:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar will allow players to forge heroic legacies in the War for Middle-Earth. Gamers will experience an evolving persistent recreation of Tolkien's world-renowned fantasy realm where they can establish their unique reputations, and discover and wield legendary weapons in strategic battles, while adventuring solo or in Fellowships.

eGames Acquires Cinemaware

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 11:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

eGames today announced that it had entered into an agreement to purchase substantially all of the assets of Cinemaware, previouysly known for titles such as Defender of the Crown, Lords of the rising Sun, or Wings.

'King Kong' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Demo Coming Friday

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 11:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft revealed that it will be releasing a demo for Peter Jackson's King Kong on Friday at 8AM PST. The demo including two levels, one where you play as Jack, armed with a tommy gun, in FPS mode, and the second mission you get to fight as King Kong, in 3rd person perspective, vs. three T-Rexes. Of course we will have the demo available on our filerserver network, so stay tuned.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 5:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin. Oblivion is another leap forward in role-playing with its combination of freeform gameplay and cutting-edge graphics.

Various Game Trailers #614

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 5:34 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 :

  • F.E.A.R. - Multiplayer Trailer #2
  • Mass Effect - X05 Trailer
  • Cold War - Trailer #8
  • F.E.A.R. - Panics Machinima Trailer #3


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

'Ski Racing 2006' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 5:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G and Downhill - you've got to master all disciplines to win the great crystal trophy at the end of the season. It's your turn to earn the world's attention! The mountains are waiting for you, the speed is amazing - and the race feeling incredible!

'Battlefield 2: Special Forces' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 3:14 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Total Extreme Wrestling 2005' Now Available For Digital Download

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 3:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grey Dog Software is pleased to announce the release of its highly anticipated wrestling simulation, Total Extreme Wrestling 2005, which is now available for digital download exclusively through Grey Dog Software.

'Shadow The Hedgehog' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 2:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadow The Hedgehog, an exciting new spin-off from SEGA’s best-selling Sonic The Hedgehog series, is currently in development at SEGA Studio USA, under the direction of Takashi Iizuka, lead developer of Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2/ Battle, and Sonic Heroes.

'Virtua Tennis: World Tour' (PSP) Aces In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America. today announced the release of its PSP exclusive Virtua Tennis: World Tour. Intense multiplayer action enhances the addictive, fast-paced gameplay of Virtua Tennis: World Tour, which players can now take with them wherever they go.

'Infected' (PSP) Gets Rocking Soundtrack

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco and developer Planet Moon Studios today announced a deal with Roadrunner Records and several top heavy metal bands, including Slipknot, Fear Factory, Chimaira, Trivium, Ill Nino, and The Agony Scene to provide licensed music for the in-game soundtrack for Infected, scheduled for release on PSP in November.

'Seven Kingdoms: Conquest' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seven Kingdoms: Conquest offers strategy fans the choice to play as human or demon in epic battles spanning 6,000 years on Earth. Starting in ancient Egypt in 3000 B.C. and ending in a final battle on a futuristic Earth, players will have to have their fingers on the pulse of their civilization as the two races clash every 1,000 years.

'Marble Blast Ultra' (X360) Coming To Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames is pleased to announce an agreement with Microsoft to deliver an exclusive Xbox Live Arcade title for Xbox 360, Marble Blast Ultra.

Australian Court Rules 'Mod Chips' Legal

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Australia's High Court ruled unanimously Thursday that modifying Sony PlayStation consoles so that they can play cheaper overseas versions of the company's games does not violate Australian copyright laws.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi' (PS2) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, also known as DBZ: Sparking!, is the only game to combine fighting and flying in wide open, destructible 3D environments. In the air, on the ground or under water, DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi gives players the ability to battle with unprecedented power and freedom.

'The Star and the Crescent' Gets Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last month Shrapnel Games announced that the latest ProSIM title, The Star and the Crescent, had gone gold and was entering production and would soon start to ship. Unfortunately due to a minor problem with CD production the title will not ship within the timeframe originally planned, currently Shrapnel Games is looking to start shipping this title on October 17, 2005.

'LMA Manager 2006' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 25 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LMA Manager 2006 is a thorough evolution for the genre-leading series. Utilising a new game and database engine, a Transfer Market system with greater depth enabling more complex contract negotiations, and a detailed 3D match section, it's set to be the most powerful edition in the series.

'The Movies' (Xbox/PC) Gets Official Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday's going gold announcement did not reveal any specific release date, but today Activision revealed that The Movies will premiere at retail outlets nationwide on Tuesday, November 8. The Movies allows gamers to become Hollywood players by creating unique movies and releasing them from the studios they build, starring the actors they discover and develop.

'Tycoon City: New York' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tycoon City: New York, players become moguls by constructing and customizing hundreds of businesses and famous landmarks anywhere and anyway they want in a bustling simulation of New York City. Players must create and improve their businesses to outclass the competition, and become rich and famous in New York City.

'Blitzkrieg II' - Server Hot Fix Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitzkrieg II sports a completely new engine taking WWII into full 3D where players can command famous aces and units, strategically plan battles in multiple theatres, choose their reinforcements and use a wide range of new unit types such as aircraft and ships. This hotfix allows access to the nival.net server which has just been optimized for even better performance.

Eleven Things You Didn't Know About 'Civilization IV' Part 2 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The fourth game in the PC strategy series that has sold over five million copies, Sid Meier's Civilization IV is a bold step forward for the franchise, with spectacular new 3D graphics and all-new single and multiplayer content. Civilization IV will also set a new standard for user-modification, allowing gamers to create their own add-ons using the standard Python and XML scripting languages.

Supremacy: Four Paths to Power - v1.006 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Supremacy: Four Paths to Power is a unique turn based strategy game of interplanetary combat. The game casts the player in the role of one of four Commanding Officers, each with their own abilities and strategies to conquest of the galaxy! Black Hammer Game has released the first patch birnging your retail game to v1.006 and resolves all outstanding bugs, improves the AI, includes new space and ground map editors as well as five new maps.

'DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil' (Xbox) Ships To Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software and Activision have unleashed a new wave of hellish demon hordes upon console gamers with the release of DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil for the Xbox.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates of the Burning Sea is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. You play a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, as you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep.

'Conflict: Global Terror' (PS2/XBox/PC) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games today announced that Conflict: Global Terror has shipped to retail stores in North America. The newest chapter in the widely popular Conflict series is now available for the PS2, Xbox, and PC.

'The Shadow of Aten' (X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Shadow of Aten is an action/thriller games where you embody a British ex-agent, Allam Scott, investigating the murder of a renowned British archaeologist in Cairo in the year 1936. The game is full of action and with a high cultural component developed in such an exciting time as the discovery of the pharaonic tombs.

'Sacred: Underworld' - German v2.25 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Sacred: Underworld, players will be able to re-live the excitement of the entire original Sacred adventure with two new characters; alternatively, it will be possible to continue the thrilling story of the fantasy world of 'Ancaria' with existing characters. This new patch brings your German retail game to v2.25 and addresses a ton of gameplay issues, fixes multiplayer problems, game bugs and crashes.

'Battleground Europe' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media and Cornered Rat Software are pleased to announce that Battleground Europe has gone gold and is on track for release across Europe on October 21st 2005. Join thousands of players in the biggest World War 2 MMO game ever created!

'World Poker Tour' (GBA/PS2/Xbox) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Poker Tour will bring gamers the most exciting poker experience anywhere. Featuring the colorful commentary of Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten, the World Poker Tour video game also features the most elite poker professionals including Antonio "The Magician” Esfandiari, Erick Lundgren, Evenlyn Ng, Lyle Berman, Michael "the Grinder" Mizrachi, and Phil "Unabomber" Laak.

'Prince of Persia The Two Thrones' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Developer Interview

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Prince of Persia The Two Thrones takes the best features from The Sands of Time and Warrior Within, and combines them with new gameplay elements such as a second playable character, an intuitive Speed Kill system, outdoor Babylon environment, chariot combat and more. Today we serve up a Q&A with lead AI and gameplay Matthew Clarke and animation director Wade Konowalchuk

PS2 Preview - 'Need for Speed Most Wanted'

by Hank on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Supreme Ruler 2010' - v4.3.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlegoat has released a new patch for its strategy game Supreme Ruler 2010. This update brings your retail game to v4.3.1 and adds a new mission, updates maps, adds new units & features, and the usual bug and crash fixes. Read more for download links.

PS2 Review - 'Bomberman Hardball'

by Alan Knight on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Bomberman Hardball innovates on the brand's classic puzzle-based bombing action with new baseball, golf and tennis games each of which has single-player and multi-player modes. A new 'life' mode tied to the PS2 system clock provides a dynamic view of your character's day-to-day activities, and side challenges allow you to customize his or her appearance.

Single Subscription Rate Announced for 'City of Villains' and 'City of Heroes'

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At a press event earlier tonight, NCsoft announced that customers will be able to subscribe to City of Villains and City of Heroes for the price of one. Subscribers to CoV and CoH will only need a single subscription fee of $14.99 per month to gain full access to both games.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Wild!' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RCT 3: Wild combines thrilling coasters with extreme animal parks. This game is much more than an expansion with more coasters, new characters and gameplay additions that extend the RollerCoaster Tycoon experience. Dozens of new adrenalin pumping attractions and breathtaking rides will make fans roar with delight - it's an all-new spin on this popular franchise.

'Glider: Collect 'n Kill' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 12:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You are a proud pilot of the Official Glider League, able to hold your own in difficult fights, chases, "circuit fights," and XXL battles with up to eight players. Your way to to the top leads you through sewage shafts and a big temple area from ancient times. REVOgames has released a demo featuring one single-/multiplayer level allowing you to try out two gliders and all weapons.

Nintendo Announces Wi-Fi Details For Revolution & NDS

by Rainier on Oct. 6, 2005 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On Nov. 14, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection will begin a new era of easy, social gaming. For the first time, characters from the Nintendo universe will be playable online, as part of a unique wireless community, accessible inside or outside the home.