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Various Game Trailers #486

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 11:59 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 :

  • Stoked Rider - Trailer
  • MoH: European Assault - Trailer
  • Pariah - Trailer (2)

Al Pacino Seen But Not Heard In 'Scarface: The World Is Yours'

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 11:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Variety is reporting that Al Pacino will have to "nod" hello to his little friends, as he is allowing his likeness, but not his voice, to be used in Vivendi's upcoming Scarface video game. Pacino's voicework will be done by an "unnamed low-profile actor." Fellow Scarface actors Steven Bauer and Robert Loggia, on the other hand, are lending likeness and voice to their respective characters.

Streamline Studios Working on Next-Gen And Unreal Engine 3 Titles

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 9:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dutch Streamline Studios announce today that it is currently servicing several next-generation developments at its studio. "We've spent time refining our systems and field testing our pipeline to ensure a one-stop solution for next-generation development hurdles and the results have been superb" stated Harpp Seble, SLS CFO. Titles currently being serviced include two platform launch titles as well as developments that utilize Unreal 3 technology. Streamline Studios will be attending E3 this year and will be holding meetings with developers and publishers regarding their next-generation creative and engineering needs.

'Star Wars: Empire at War' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Control the fate of the galaxy in LucasArts' all new RTS game Star Wars: Empire at War. Set a few years before the events of Episode IV A New Hope, the game will let players rewrite history as well as experience the aftermath of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, the creation of the Rebel Alliance, and Darth Vader's rise to power. Read more for new screens ...

'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 5:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate SG-1: The Alliance will be an action-based game playable in the first- or third- person perspective. Depending on the mission, there will be other tasks that have elements of team tactics, puzzle-solving and stealth. First and foremost, you will never walk alone – your team will be there to look after you, but you will also have to look after them, so it differs from most "straight" shooters.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first game to reintroduce the Might & Magic universe to the public will be Heroes of Might and Magic V. Gamers will delve into a more mature, consistent fantasy universe that will appeal to fans of all fantasy genres. One of the most successful turn-based strategy* franchises, the Heroes of Might and Magic series, with its distinctive touch of RPG, is a benchmark in the Heroic Fantasy genre, with considerable commercial and critical acclaim.

'Juiced' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Juiced immerses you in the lifestyle and culture of the real street modding scene. Starting as a new kid on the block, without a set of wheels to your name, build up your own crew of ‘driving gods’ and dominate the established street racing scene of Angel City. Earn respect by showing off you skills, race for pink slips, and eventually form a team and compete in crew races. THQ has launched the official website with news, screens, trailers, wallpapers, and full background on all parts manufacturers featured in game. A new demo is also coming soon ...

'Stolen' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Sneaks up On Store Shelves

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hip Games today announced that Stolen has shipped and is now available in stores across North America. Stolen is an ultra realistic, third person, stealth-based, action game based around a high-tech female thief. Along with innovative high-tech stealth/robbery game actions and events, Stolen also boasts some truly amazing technical and presentational features to give it a spectacular look that will captivate gamers.

'El Matador' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person, stealth action game, where the player takes on the role of a DEA agent, whose aim is to bring down the narkomafia, an organised crime syndicate in South America. Driven by revenge for what the narkomafia did to his brother, the player will progress through a story which weaves its way throughout the adventure, combines all the essential features of surprise, unexpected twists and dramatic developments.

Playboy Offers Video Content for PSP

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playboy.com today has announced its next step in delivering digital and downloadable beauties with the launch of its newest feature "PlayboyStation Portable." Playboy.com has created a sci-fi themed pictorial of the Cyber Girl of the Year 2005 Amy Sue Cooper that was photographed and formatted specifically for viewing on this device.

'MediEvil' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

One hundred years have passed since the evil Sorcerer Zarok was defeated at the Battle of Gallowmere, heroically cut down by a mortally wounded Sir Daniel Fortesque. Or at least, that's what the people were told; in fact poor Sir Dan was a bit of a coward, falling in the very first wave of arrows. Now Zarok has returned, turning day into night, and raising an undead army to conquer the land. As a side effect Dan has also been resurrected... now, he has the chance to defeat Zarok and in death become the hero he never was in life.

'Popeye: Rush For Spinach' (GBA) Muscles Its Way To Retail

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Popeye: Rush For Spinach" for the GBA has shipped to North American retail stores. "Popeye: Rush For Spinach" lets you compete in the ultimate race and features popular characters from the "Popeye" universe.

'WWE WrestleMania 21' (Xbox) Smacks Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 11:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and JAKKS Pacific today announced the release of the Xbox exclusive WWE WrestleMania 21. WWE WrestleMania 21 features for the first time ever Superstar voice-over, authentic ringside commentary from SmackDown! and RAW announcers, motion-capture technology and the ability to take a created Championship Belt online to challenge others via Xbox Live.

'Squad Assault: Second Wave' Announced

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that it has reached a co-publishing agreement with Merscom to bring World War II real-time strategy game "Squad Assault: Second Wave" for PC to North American retail. The game is a significantly updated, enhanced, and expanded release of the critically-acclaimed "Squad Assault: West Front", with even more new campaigns, operations, and single mission scenarios than previously announced, for at least 100 new battles.

'Company of Heroes' Revealed

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The June issue of PC Gamer has information about a new RTS title in the works over at THQ's Relic Studios. Company of Heroes will be set during WWII, be high on realism, have destructable terrain, and include ragdoll effect (thanks RelicNews). If more information becomes available, or the new PC Gamer arrives, we will update ...

Sony Online Launches 'Station Exchange' Auction Site

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment today announced plans for Station Exchange, the official auction site for SOE games. Station Exchange, scheduled for launch in late June, will be the official, secure way for EverQuest II subscribers to buy and sell the rights to use characters, items and coin in a player-to-player auction setting. The community has already raised questions about how SOE is going to handle item farmers or incompetent players just "buying" a high level character without either knowing to play the game, or having earned it.

Namco Signs 'Peanuts' (ALL) License Agreement

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced that United Media has awarded Namco the interactive entertainment publishing rights to "Peanuts," the renowned comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz. The partnership allows Namco to create and publish games featuring "Peanuts" characters and properties, including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Peppermint Patty, Linus and Pigpen for all current and upcoming game platforms through 2009.

'Hell Forces' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hell Forces is a classical FPS in which the main hero, Stephen Geist, is trying to find out what has happened to his missing friend. During this search, he is mired in a satanic conspiracy, and is trying to stop dread forces of Baphometh, the servant of Satan. Infernal legions are uncountable, but Stephen is not. Only with your help can he find out the truth and stop the invasion.

'Teen Titans' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has awarded Majesco Entertainment a licensing agreement for video game rights to the Warner Bros. Animation Teen Titans television series, based on DC Comics characters, airing on Cartoon Network and Kids’ WB. Developed by Artificial Mind & Movement (A2M), the exciting superhero action adventure published by Majesco and licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, is scheduled for release later this year on GBA and in 2006 for play on the Xbox, PS2, and GameCube.

'GTR: FIA GT Racing Game' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Viva Media and 10tacle studios announced today that GTR: FIA GT Racing Game is ready to release in the United States and will ship to major retail locations on May 3rd, 2005. GTR is the new ultra-realistic simulation based on the FIA GT Championship racing series featuring the most exciting sport cars of the world as well as the prestigious "24 Hours of Spa" race.

'Imperial Glory' Gets Dated - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | 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. Expected in stores May 17th.

'Stronghold 2' Digs In At Retail

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games today announced that Stronghold 2 for PC has shipped and is currently available in retail stores across North America. Stronghold 2 will be available in European stores on April 22nd.

'Serious Sam II' (Xbox/PC) Offiically Announced

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not much of a secret for the past year, but 2K Games today officially announced Serious Sam II, the much-anticipated return of Sam "Serious" Stone to PC and the Xbox.

'Guild Wars' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guild Wars is a Competitive Online Role Playing Game with an emphasis on rewarding player skill. In large head-to-head guild battles, cooperative group combat, and single player missions, players will explore a fantasy world while pursuing professions and acquiring skills to develop their own personalized character. Unique items, special abilities, and a wide variety of skills add meaningful value for the player and for their comrades.

Mobile Games Publisher Kayak Interactive Acquires Chasma Interactive

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kayak Interactive today announced that it has acquired the assets of Chasma Interactive Publishing, based in New Hampshire. The acquisition expands Kayak's portfolio of offered products with several products already in the distribution channel as well as two key properties to be launched in the near future, Slingo, and the TV show based Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament.

Akella's E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella today announced that it is heading towards North America and will be attending the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held in Los Angeles, California May 18-20, 2005. (Kentia Hall, Booth # 6459). Akella's lineup reveals a few new titles, such as Heavy Duty, Enosta: Discovery Beyond, Raiders of the Lost Casino, S.M.E.R.S.H, and Dead Mountaineer Hotel. Read more for details ...

'Neuro' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | 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. Check the freshly launched official website, or read more for screens ...

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom announces 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures', an Online Action RPG scheduled for Windows in the first half of 2006. A mix of a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan. Now you can enter the brutal domain of the world's greatest fantasy hero.

'Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams' (PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest Famitsu issue has the first details for Capcom's newest title in the Onimusha series. Expected spring 2006 in Japan, Dawn of Dreams is situated in 1598 and will have several new features and additions over previous titles, such as a new camera system, updated graphics and optimized gameplay mechanics. Last week Capcom put a countdown clock on its Japanese website, indicating an announcement was coming Saturday. Whether this was meant for Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is not clear at the moment. More info to follow....

'Hearts of Iron 2' - v1.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox has released the first patch for its strategy game Hearts of Iron 2. This update brings your retail game to v1.2 and adds a new campaign, new battle scenario, AI enhancements, and a long list of bug fixes and balance adjustments. Read more for download links ...

'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 2:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas...a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.

'Conflict: Global Terror' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Conflict: Global Terror brings the series into the 21st century and joins the war on terrorism in this highly anticipated sequel to the successful franchise which has shipped over 2.5 million units in North America alone. In fall 2005, the original Delta Force members from the Conflict series will return to fight alongside players on console and PC, in a variety of locations around the world where terrorism is present.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PC Review - 'Star Wars: Republic Commando'

by Mike Davila on April 20, 2005 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Star Wars: Republic Commando is a squad-based first-person shooter that lets you explore the elite world of the Star Wars military. Leading a 3-man squad of Republic Commandos, your missions take you deep behind enemy lines on over 14 intense and challenging levels through three different campaigns where you will face more than ten brutal enemies.

GBA Review - 'Fear Factor: Unleashed'

by Nathan Mourfield on April 20, 2005 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The game puts the player inside the action of the hit TV show, and features 12 spine-tingling stunts that will test gamers' steadiness, stomachs and nerve. Players can choose to play Fear Factor: Unleashed single player mode, where they will face five other competitors in an intense three-challenge contest to crown a winner.

'Alfa: AntiTerror' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 20, 2005 @ 12:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Koios Works today announced that the latest game in the Tin Soldiers series, Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar has officially “Gone Gold” and will be available for sale from the Matrix Games website within a week. Caesar has several major improvements including a full 3D camera and non-linear campaigns.