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'Pac'N Roll' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 6:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today Pac’N Roll will be shipping exclusively for the Nintendo DS in Summer 2005. Taking advantage of the DS’s touch screen, the game allows players to control a spherical Pac-Man with the stylus by rolling, dashing and bouncing around the environment with unprecedented ease.

'Burnout Revenge' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Judy on April 14, 2005 @ 4:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Revenge lets gamers rip through rush hour traffic and lay waste to scores of rubbernecking roadhogs in an over-the-top scene of vehicular mayhem. The game is currently in development by Criterion Games for the PS2 and Xbox.

'KOTOR II: The Sith Lords' - v1.0b Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts has released a new patch for Obsidian's Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. This patch brings your North American retail game to v1.0b, and adds Intel i915 chipset support, some new voice lines and addresses various game crashes, journal & scripting fixes, and a few other tweaks. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers #482

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 2:32 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 :

  • Pariah - Trailer (2)
  • Metal Combat - Trailer

'Madagascar' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited ... on a ship en route to the island of Madagascar. When their vessel capsizes off the coast, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild.

Will Actors No Longer Have a Voice In VideoGames?

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 1:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A contract between video game developers and unionized actors lending their voices to video games is set to expire on Friday, and no new contract has been agreed upon, leaving open the possibility of actors on strike. The Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA are in negotiations with a group of major videogame publishers, all of which have come to rely on union talent for increasingly cinematic videogames. Since videogame revenue rivals that of the box office, SAG wants a piece of the pie, and a strike could affect actors such as Clint Eastwood, Vin Diesel, or even Marlon Brando in EA's The Godfather. Read the full article over at Variety...

'Enthusia Professional Racing' (PS2) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get behind the wheel and experience the sensation of racing actual cars. As in the real world, Enthusia emphasizes pure driving skills and ensures that winning is a result of ability rather than how much money has been spent tuning a car. Maintaining a subtle balance between the power of the car and the driver’s skill, Enthusia promises to deliver the ultimate driving experience for racing fans of all abilities.

JoWood's E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions presents the line-up for the coming E3 in Los Angeles. With several top titles and amazing highlights like Gothic 3, Stargate SG-1: The Alliance and SpellForce 2, JoWooD provides a fascinating portfolio and exciting “first looks” into the products of 2005 / 2006.

'Brothers in Arms' SDK Testers Needed

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 12:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gearbox Software is pleased to announce a beta test program for the eagerly awaited Brothers in Arms Software Development Kit (BiA:SDK). In preparation for the global release of the BiA:SDK, Gearbox is looking for a dedicated group of testers to put the development tools and tutorials through their paces. Slots in the beta test are limited to the first 100 qualified applicants. To sign up for the beta test please read this post in the Brothers in Arms Editing forum at Gearbox Software.

Xbox Designer Spearheads Broadband Venture

by Judy on April 14, 2005 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A designer of Microsoft's Xbox game console is teaming up with two of China's biggest electronics makers to develop a system to deliver movies and video games on demand to millions of homes worldwide by broadband Internet. Phantom anybody ?

'MotoGP4' (PS2) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced MotoGP4, the latest installment in the acclaimed motorcycle racing series. Featuring realistic bike physics, licensed riders and motorcycles and adrenaline-pumping multiplayer races, the game promises to be the most complete motorcycle grand prix simulation ever. MotoGP4 is planned for release exclusively on the PS2 in Q3 of 2005.

'Conker: Live and Reloaded' (Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Conker: Live and Reloaded' features intense deathmatch and campaign storyline modes via Xbox Live and system link, players can compete as one of six combat specialists across multi-mission campaigns covering Old War and Future War. Also included is the critically acclaimed single-player game, "Conker's Bad Fur Day," completely recreated for the Xbox with stunning graphics and unparalleled attitude.

'Medal of Honor European Assault' (PS2/Xbox) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Europe 1942. These are desperate hours for Allied forces as the Nazi war machine rages across a devastated European landscape. You are US Army Lieutenant William Holt, hand-picked by William “Wild Bill” Donovan to be the first field agent of the newly formed Office of Strategic ServicesĀ­the OSS. Medal of Honor European Assault makes you the driving force in the struggle to liberate Europe.

Ubisoft's E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced its lineup of titles for the 2005 E3, to be held May 18-20, 2005 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in LA, California. Ubisoft will showcase its titles at booth #1300 in the South Hall. Ghost Recon 3, Brothers in Arms sequel, Prince of Persia 3, and the Crimson Skies lookalike Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII are only a few of the new titles. Read more for the complete lineup...

'Forza Motorsport' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that its highly-anticipated, ultra-realistic driving simulator, Forza Motorsport, has gone gold. Racing fans can mark May 3, 2005 on their calendar as the day Forza Motorsport peels out and pulls up to stores, available for a suggested retail price of $49.99 (U.S.).

'War Front' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV today announced War Front, a new RTS under development by Digital Reality, previously known for D-Day, Afrika Korps, and Platoon. War Front is a fictional RTS, in the way that it allows you to play beyond the constraints of the actual end of WW2 (until 1949), and make use of several expirimental weaponary like military jet planes, Earthquake bombs and many prototypes of weapons. War Front will use an all new graphics engine allowing Digital Reality to convincingly create a fully 3D environment.

'Kirby: Canvas Curse' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, it's up to you to use your magic paintbrush (stylus) to guide the pink hero, stun enemies, and launch special attacks. Read more to check out the new screens ...

'World Championship Poker: Deluxe Series' (NDS) Gambles its Way to Retail

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced that World Championship Poker: Deluxe Series has shipped for the Nintendo DS. Developed by Sensory Sweep Studios, World Championship Poker: Deluxe Series offers players the opportunity to take their poker game to the next level using the NDS system's dual screens, wireless connection and other unique capabilities.

'Star Wars Galaxies: Episode III Rage of the Wookiees' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Ford Mustang' (PS2/Xbox) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since April of 1964 the Ford Mustang has sold over 8 million vehicles and has generated a strong following of enthusiasts, aftermarket manufacturers, websites, and publications - all dedicated to this iconic vehicle. "Ford Mustang" provides incredible graphics and "pick up and play" gameplay - at a value price. Drive the hottest cars from the 40 year history of the Mustang on 22 tracks in 7 U.S. cities.

'The Roots' (Xbox/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Roots combines a classic RPG with dynamic gameplay and the fast paced plot characteristic of action-adventure games. The Roots has a complex, multi-threaded storyline and a vast world, which the player discovers whilst traveling with his party, fighting various monsters and living through great adventures.

'Fantastic Four' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Four popular bands have written and recorded original tracks specifically for the lead characters in a video game. The songs will debut in four character-specific trailers that will be released online in April and May, and will be included as unlockable bonus content in Activision's upcoming Fantastic Four game, which is slated to ship this summer. The songs echo the distinctive personalities and special powers of each of the Fantastic Four Super Heroes.

'C&C Generals: Zero Hour' - v1.04 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 8:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised, EA has released a new patch for C&C Generals: Zero Hour. This update brings your retail game to v1.04 and addresses gameplay bugs and improves the online lobby. Read more for download links ...

'Evil Dead Regeneration' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 3:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced Evil Dead Regeneration for the Xbox, PS2, and PC. The game explores a "what if..." continuation from Evil Dead 2, one of the most unhinged films from famed director Sam Raimi. Voiced by Bruce Campbell, players will control Ash, the reluctant hero of the series, as they're thrown into a masquerade of evil events, equipped with the latest in prosthetic fashion.

'Madden NFL 06' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time in 10 years, the Madden NFL Football franchise is overhauling its passing game. The new QB Vision Control lets you scan the field, look off defenders, and make perfect throws within your quarterback’s unique field of vision. QB Precision Placement will let you put the ball exactly where you want it. Lead the receiver into the open field or throw a jump ball and let your receiver go get it.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Age of Pirates' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2005 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella is making yet another pirate game, after Sea Dogs and Pirates of the Caribbean, it is now time for the Age of Pirates. Known in Russia under Corsairs 2, this AoP will be distriuted under that name in Europe and North America. No details or planned release date are known yet, but at least there are some new screens ..

PSP Review - 'Spider-Man 2'

by David Wanaselja on April 14, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

As Spider-Man, players must master new combo moves as they protect the city of Manhattan from the nefarious Doc Ock and other classic Marvel villains by swinging, jumping and wall-crawling through 19 new levels that extend beyond the film. Featuring an unprecedented depth of gameplay, players experience original storylines and battle through graphically rich 3D environments.

PC Review - 'Act of War: Direct Action'

by Reldan on April 14, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Act of War: Direct Action, developed by Eugen Systems, is Atari new action game with a storyline and game universe created in cooperation with Dale Brown, 15-time New York Times best-selling author and expert on US military, global conflict and future military technology.