by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 11:09 p.m. PST | Filed under
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 :
- Commandos Strike Force - Trailer #2
- Earth 2160 - Trailer #3
- FEAR - Trailer #2
- Empire Earth 2 - Trailer #1
- 7 Sins - Trailer #2
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 7:59 p.m. PST | Filed under
Konami Digital Entertainment America today shipped Metal Gear Acid to retail stores nationwide, in preparation for the upcoming launch of the PSP on March 24, 2005. The newest addition to the heavily-lauded Metal Gear franchise combines the renowned stealth action with new emphasis on tactical turn-based strategy.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 6:45 p.m. PST | Filed under
WildTangent announced today that it is nearing the release of it’s new fantasy adventure game FATE. FATE is the first game of its kind to offer a friendly entry point for the casual gamer, as well as game play depth and infinite replayability for the experienced gaming enthusiast.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 6:32 p.m. PST | Filed under
Eidos said earlier this month that it had received an approach on March 2nd about a possible offer at 53 pence per share, and ever since, rumors have run rampant all over the web. Ubisoft was mentioned as a contender, and earlier today, reports stated that SCi had bought Eidos. None of it is true it seems, as it has now been confirmed that Eidos has agreed to a 71 million pounds ($135 million) cash offer from a unit of U.S. private equity company Elevation Partners LP. Interestingly enough, Elevation Partners is lead by people such as U2's Bono and former EA President John Riccitiello.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 5:17 p.m. PST | Filed under
GMX Media announced today that it has signed a publishing agreement with Playfirst to bring Beyond Blitzkrieg to Europe in June 2005. Beyond Blitzkrieg is a first-person, massively multiplayer online game where players choose to fight alongside and against thousands of other players on the battlefields of Western Europe.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 5:00 p.m. PST | Filed under
Whiptail Interactive announced today that the action shooter PsychoToxic has shipped and is available now at retail stores nationwide. The fast-paced PC shooter title shipped in Germany in 2004, where it was well received by both the German games media and fans of the FPS genre.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 4:07 p.m. PST | Filed under
It is 776BC. The time of the first Olympics in Ancient Greece. The Greek city states of Athens, Sparta, Macedonia, Elis, Crete, Troy, Thebes and Carthage have gathered at Olympia. It is the last day of the historic event. The five full days of frenetic athletic activities are coming to an end. But the pinnacle of all the Olympic events is yet to commence. As one of the competitors, the expectations of thousands rest on your shoulders....
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under
Electronic Arts today announced revised estimates for the Company's fiscal year ending March 31, 2005. The changes are primarily the result of lower than expected sales in both North America and in Europe. "These results are clearly disappointing," said Larry Probst, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "While our new releases are performing reasonably well, they have not been able to offset a significant falloff in catalog sales."
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 2:24 p.m. PST | Filed under
'Battlestations: Midway' is a new tactical multi-player game focusing on the naval and aerial battles of World War II leading up to one of the greatest naval victories of all time, the Battle of Midway, which saw the highly outnumbered US Naval and Air forces take on the might of the most powerful naval force in modern history: the Imperial Japanese Navy.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 2:02 p.m. PST | Filed under
Activision has released a new patch for Splash Damage's free team-based multiplayer FPS Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. This release brings the multiplayer addon to v2.60 and optimizes netcode, various server crashes fixed, server can redirect clients to other servers when full, mods menu, and plenty more. Read more for details and download links ...
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 1:17 p.m. PST | Filed under
Set before the events of both Universal Pictures' The Chronicles of Riddick and the 2000 breakout hit Pitch Black, the game tells the story of Riddick's dramatic escape from the previously inescapable triple max security slam Butcher Bay, home to the most violent prisoners in the universe. This demo contains a short tutorial and one level from the full game (thanks GameSpot). Read more for download links ...
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under
Niko Partners today announced that the videogame market in China is experiencing rapid growth, particularly in the online games segment. According to a new report released by the company, online games revenue is forecast to reach $2.0 billion by 2009. Additionally, China had 28.8 million gamers in 2004 and Niko Partners projects that number to grow to 55.5 million gamers by 2009.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 11:34 a.m. PST | Filed under
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.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under
Square Enix announced today that a new concert for the Final Fantasy video game franchise will be performed in Los Angeles at Universal Amphitheatre. The concert will be conducted by Grammy award winner Arnie Roth and performed by the World Festival Symphony Orchestra and the CSUF University Singers, with special appearances by The Black Mages and additional guest performers who will be announced at a later date.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under
God of War is a new action/adventure game developed by SCEA's Southern California studio previously known for developing Twisted Metal. You play as a yet unnamed hero, surrounded by Greek mythology. Hacking your way through hordes of enemies by means of swords and Spawn-like chains you are on a quest to kill the Greek "God Of War", Ares. Read more for a few new screens...
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under
Five more game developers, Bizarre Creations, Second Life, Ternary Software, Imaginary Numbers, and A Hero's Journey, have chosen SpeedTree to ensure that their games will meet the incredible new environmental standard SpeedTree is driving worldwide. SpeedTree delivers low-polygon, highly realistic trees and plants, with adjustable wind effects, seamless LOD transitions, and a library of hundreds of tree models from more than 100 species.
by Judy on March 21, 2005 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under
Majesco today announced it will publish the video game adaptation of the popular comic book series, The Darkness, for the next generation of consoles. Scheduled for release in 2006, The Darkness is being developed by Starbreeze, the acclaimed development studio behind the top-selling video game, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under
Coffee Tycoon lets gamers build a coffee empire. Starting fresh with one store, players customize their coffee business by giving it a name and choosing a logo and store design. From there, they'll choose a city to start their coffee empire, maybe New York or L.A., or if they're really daring, the coffee capital of the world: Seattle! Read more for download links ...
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under
As we already revealed over the weekend
, SimBin and 10tacle Studios today announced another free expansion pack, the "King of Ovals". This pack adds three new fictional tracks in the style of American oval circuits to the existing selection of tracks in GTR. Oval racing in a GT car is a unique challenge, and provides the player with an interesting variation from the FIA-GT seasonal circuits. Each of the new tracks is designed to present the player with a different characteristic of oval racing, and the AI behaviour is adjusted to suit the new conditions and keep the player challenged.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under
Star Wars Galaxies: Episode III Rage of the Wookiees is the next addition to the popular online Star Wars gaming experience. Episode III Rage of the Wookiees, available to current players two full weeks before the movie launches as a digital download, adds a whole slew of content taken directly from the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith movie, including the adventure planet of Kashyyyk, home to the Wookiees.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 8:37 a.m. PST | Filed under
The ideal choice for a night in with the girls, a rainy afternoon with the children or some after-hours entertainment with the lads, 10 Pin: Champions Alley takes the popular pastime of bowling out of the lanes and into the living room. This is the perfect party game for up to eight players, a standard PS2 and a single controller.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PST | Filed under
Spy vs. Spy is one of MAD Magazine's longest-running and best-known features. For nearly four decades, the Black Spy and White Spy have been building their bizarre, elaborate contraptions in an endless parry of "Joke and Dagger." Award-winning cartoonist Antonio Prohias fled Cuba one step ahead of Castro's authorities at the height of the Cold War. He ended up in New York, where he began working for MAD. Since 1961, his Spies have been silently turning tables on each other in crazier and ever-more bizarre schemes of one-upmanship.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PST | Filed under
Set directly following the events of the first game, Boktai 2 sees vampire slayer Solar Boy Django and Master Otenko, the Messenger of the Sun, returning to Django's home town of San Miguel, after having dispatched the vampiric undead in Istrakan, the City of Death. However, all is not well in San Miguel, and the Immortals – the force for evil fought in the first game – have unleashed a spell to transform the populace into shambling zombies.
by Judy on March 21, 2005 @ 8:04 a.m. PST | Filed under
Midway announced today that NARC has shipped to retail outlets nationwide for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox at an MSRP of $19.99. A mission-based 3rd-person action game, NARC is set against a stylized, modern-day backdrop of the War on Drugs.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 8:00 a.m. PST | Filed under
Offering over 40 fully-licensed and faithfully replicated club and national teams, players can tinker with tactics, formation, line-up and training before each match. Pro Rugby Manager 2 displays each bone-crunching tackle, each heart-in-mouth drop kick and every maddening pass and dash to the try-line in such glorious, motion-captured detail, it rivals anything TV coverage can offer. This demo features a friendly game between the Northampton Saints and Toulouse, playable in singleplayer mode, but also LAN and online multiplayer.Read more for download links ...
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under
Dungeon Siege II returns players to the beautiful fantasy land of Aranna, but it is a land scarred by civil war, where the lines between good and evil are blurred. Players must lead an elite battle party against Valdis, a vicious marauder determined to return the world to order, no matter the cost. Microsoft has updated its product release list
reflecting a change in release date, from the original spring 2005 it has now been postponed until late summer 2005.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 1:56 a.m. PST | Filed under
ArenaNet and NCsoft today announced that Guild Wars will be available across Europe in a special Collectors Edition. In addition to the game itself, the Guild Wars Collectors Edition will contain a full-colour art book, the official music sound track, a Logitech headset, three months' free subscription to the Speakeasy: Teamspeak service and an exclusive in-game item, the Divine Aura.
by Thomas Wilde on March 21, 2005 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory tells the conspiracy-ridden story of black ops agent Sam Fisher as he explores the world of international espionage. The game will offer a high adrenaline experience thanks to never seen before close range attacks, a totally open level design, a completely immersive and interactive environment, and challenging advanced AI. In addition, it will offer the best graphics in this generation of games and a unique, collaborative multiplayer mode available for online and offline.
by Corey Owen on March 21, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PST | Filed under
Set during the famous airdrop before the invasion at Normandy, Sgt. Matt Baker and his squad of 101st Airborne paratroopers were scattered over the French countryside. As the story unfolds, the player (Baker) must choose between the success of his mission and the lives of his men – his brothers in arms.
by Rainier on March 21, 2005 @ 12:22 a.m. PST | Filed under