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'Battlefield 2' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 8:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with over 100 players in some of the largest online battles on the PC. Check these new screens...

'Dance Dance Revolution Extreme' (PS2) Goes Fitness

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 8:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami Digital Entertainment America today announced that it will feature Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) EXTREME at the 2005 IHRSA trade show. Scheduled to be held March 17-19 in San Francisco at the Moscone Center South, the IHRSA show is one of the leading fitness industry trade shows in the world.

'Cold Winter' (PS2) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 8:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Captured, conveniently forgotten, tortured, and left for dead, MI6 agent Andrew Sterling awaits execution in a Chinese prison. The story begins when a mysterious friend from his past rescues him, setting off a chain of events that could rock the very foundations of global security and wreak chaos on a worldwide level. Read more for some new screens ...

Various Game Trailers #459

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 7:00 p.m. PST | 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 :

  • Act of War: Direct Action - Trailer #6
  • Psychonauts - Trailers (3)
  • Dragonshard - Trailer
  • Empire Earth 2 - Trailer
  • SpikeOut Battle Street - Trailer
  • Brothers in Arms - Multiplayer Trailer

European PSP Launch Delayed

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 6:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While the North American PSP launch is still on track for March 24th, it was confirmed today by Sony Computer Entertainment France's Georges Fornay that European gamers looking forward to getting their hands on a PSP will have to wait for several more months. Back in February we already reported that a European delay was rumored, which now turns out to be fact. The reason for the delay was to give Sony adequate time to ramp up its production and meet the demands of the European market.

'Battlefield 2' Demo Not Coming In March

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 5:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A lot of speculations have been going around lately regarding a possible Battlefield 2 demo. A few weeks ago it was said there would be no demo, then denounced as a rumor, then a demo was announced and so forth. Over the weekend people dug up server screenshots indicating a demo was being tested, which now turns out to be only internal EA server for making Battlefield 2 screens they release to the media. Today EA's Ben Smith put up a notice in the Planetbattlefield forums that a demo was NOT coming in March, but once it is ready they would of course notify the community.

'Imperial Glory' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 2:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Imperial Glory promises to be the most extensive strategy game ever, offering an in-depth management model along with graphically stunning real-time land and naval battles in full 3D. Choose which of the five great 19th century Empires to lead: Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austro-Hungary, each with their own unique attributes.

'Dynasty Warriors 5' (PS2) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 2:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on Luo Guanzhong's historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, the Dynasty Warriors series of action games takes players back in time and onto the battlefields of Ancient China. In the games, players experience the thrill of fighting single-handedly against nearly endless legions of enemy soldiers in historical battles that shaped an empire.

'Alfa: AntiTerror' - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 1:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mistland have another project lined up for the near future, "Alfa: AntiTerror". The sad reality of life in many countries. The global problem of modern times. A war, which can neither be won nor lost. The unpromising forecasts of scientists and experts concerning further development of things. Terrorism is waiting for our answer. An answer we are about to deliver.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - 7 New Screens

by Judy on March 14, 2005 @ 12:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cossacks: Napoleonic Wars returns one of the most successful strategy games of the past years to the real-time battlefield - with reinforcements: Meet Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France and probably the most ingenious strategist in European history! Enter the battle on the side of one of 10 great European nations and rewrite European history in six exciting campaigns.

'7 Sins' (PS2/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 11:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

7 Sins is an action-oriented life simulation that immerses mature players in a world of celebrity and greed, where the right relationship can help you claw your way up the career and social ladder. In a game universe where fame and fortune are all that really matter, players charm, finagle, fib, and finesse their way through seven campaigns and over 60 non-linear missions in hopes of reaching the top.

'SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCAR, a brand new racing simulation licensed by Alfa Romeo, and developed by racing sim specialists, Milestone, creators of the Superbike series and Racing Evoluzione. SCAR, Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo, is a stunning racing simulation which combines both realistic car physics, and vibrant graphics together with classic Role Playing Game elements to become the first 'CARPG' ever developed.

'Formula One 05' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fans now have the best of both worlds with a game that not only captures the 'real' essence of the sport but delivers an unrivalled experience with real racing satisfaction. Formula One 05 boasts all of the official cars, drivers and teams, including the new Turkey Circuit. Driving fans will be able to explore new functions with now interactive pit stops, a variety of new modes and the opportunity to race in the cars that have made Formula One history.

'Neuro' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Neuro has a futuristic setting, when humankind invents a totally new way of traveling in space. That is why people already inhabit the nearest star systems. Time passes by and these colonies grow into the biggest industrial and scientific centers. Obvious enough, they want to get independent and quit the Earth Confederation. The game starts on the surface of one of the colonies - a planet named Sorgo.

'Spikeout: Street Battle' (Xbox) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 8:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This fighting-action game features up to 16 playable characters, all free to simultaneously roam and destroy a vast 3D world. With Xbox Live and System Link Play support, players can now experience cooperative and competitive gameplay with friends and foes while talking smack via Xbox Communicators. Bonus online features include downloadable items, weapons, stories, stages, characters, sound files and much more. Sega of America has narrowed down the release date from a previous vague Spring 2005 to March 29th, 2005.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 8:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will be the premier third generation massively multiplayer RPG. A vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology. Sigil’s expertise and experience in the field will bring groundbreaking static and dynamic content to the genre.

'Stronghold 2' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stronghold 2 will bring the the castle-sim and siege-warfare RTS series to life in glorious 3D. Stronghold 2 will also offer players a "castle-life" campaign, enhanced multiplayer capability and a new, innovative and exciting single player campaign that will be revealed in the months ahead. Check out these new screens and in-game trailer...

Macrovision Study Reveals Widespread Gaming Piracy

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Macrovision today announced the results of a gaming piracy study that shows significant losses experienced by the gaming industry due to software piracy. The surveys of 6,000 Microsoft Xbox and Sony PlayStation 2 users show that 21% of gamers play pirated games, but 73% would have bought the game within one month if a free version had not been readily available. This high level of piracy on console systems, which are generally considered to be secure closed systems, is surprising.

'Donkey Kong Jungle Beat' (NGC) Drums Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

That tap-tap-tapping you hear is the sound of the most innovative video game control system to come along in years. Get physical with Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, made exclusively for GameCube, by using a pair of bongos to control the game action. Mastering the game requires good timing, bongo abilities and a love of bananas.

'Warfare' Announced

by Rainier on March 14, 2005 @ 8:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warfare is a real-time global war simulator with real material and it's devoted to a conflict in the Near East. There are two campaigns, one for the USA, the other for Saudi Arabia. The main goal of the first campaign is taking full control of the region; the second one is coming to power in Saudi Arabia and achieving the withdrawal of all American troops.

PC Preview - 'The Matrix Online'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 14, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Set in a virtual, persistent online universe in which millions of players around the globe can participate, The Matrix Online, developed by Monolith and EON Entertainment, will feature cutting-edge graphics, real-time martial arts combat and a rich storyline that picks up where The Matrix Revolutions, the third chapter in The Matrix film trilogy, leaves off.

Gamecube Review - 'NBA Street V3'

by Agustin on March 14, 2005 @ 12:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Featuring NBA legends, today's top stars, and original characters from past editions, NBA Street Vol 3 reaches new heights by making over-the-top, larger-than-life moves even bigger in this action-packed, arcade-style game. Customize your baller, build courts from the ground up, throw one down in an all-new dunk contest and go online to put your reputation to the test.