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Various Game Trailers #473

by Rainier on April 4, 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 :

  • Splinter Cell Chaos Theory - Release Trailer
  • Dragonshard - Trailer #5
  • Empire Earth 2 - Peter Calabria Dev Diary Part 2
  • Boiling Point: Road to Hell - Trailer #7
  • Guild Wars - Trailer #5

Win A Free Trip To E3

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 8:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

What better way to pass the time before E3 than with a little friendly competition? With the industry's biggest event right around the corner, Xbox.com and Xbox Live have teamed up to present two amazing E3 contests for its most enthusiastic game fans: "Xbox.com Apprentice Contest" and "Major Nelson and TriXie's L.A. Sweepstakes". Read more for details ...

Mythic Entertainment Appoints New DAOC Executive Producer

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 8:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark Age of Camelot developer and publisher Mythic Entertainment today announced that Jeff Hickman has been named executive producer of "Dark Age of Camelot." In this new role, Hickman will report to Matt Firor, vice president of development, and will manage the overall direction of "Dark Age of Camelot" by being responsible for design decisions and ongoing expansions to the game. Hickman has been with Mythic since 2001.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - German Installation Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | 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. CDV has released a patch for the German edition of its RTS game fixing various installation problems (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Coded Arms' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Coded Arms is a first person shooter in where you take the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates the abandoned virtual reality system. Gamers will use weapons and power-ups that they discover while exploring the expansive single player mode. Coded Arms will also utilize the PSP handheld system's wireless capabilities for multiplayer action for up to four people.

'Quake IV' Multiplayer At QuakeCon X

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At a midnight DOOM 3 launch event in Dallas Texas, id Software's Hollenshead gave QuakeCon visitors a nice surprise by revealing that "We'll have Quake IV multiplayer to play. And because it's also the 10-year anniversary of QuakeCon, we'll have a few other surprises as well." On top of that it was also confirmed that the new IP id is working on will be yet another FPS. Whether the DOOM 3 expansion pack will make an appearance on the Xbox, remains yet to be seen, but it is being considered and tested. Now that id has made its first step into the console market, Hollenshead also gave a glimpse of the future : "I don't know if we'll be releasing multiple SKUs at the same time, but as for PS3 and Xbox 2 and so on, yes, we will continue our development effort on the consoles."

'Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict' (Xbox) Is Finished

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic's Joe Graf has posted in the Epic forum that the game is finished and thus seems to be on track for its April 14 release date. UC2: The Liandri Conflict continues the Unreal franchise on the Xbox and introduces an evolutionary new gameplay style to the traditional FPS genre: acrobatic melee combat. This highly anticipated sequel also features new single-player and multiplayer gameplay, person camera mode and intense melee abilities. Unreal Championship fans can play as any one of 14 characters from the Unreal universe, each with spectacular new Adrenaline Powers that enable new offensive and defensive combos (thanks ve3d).

'Stolen' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Read more new screens.

'Championship Manager 5' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 2:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Championship Manager 5 lets you choose a club and manage it to glory, dealing with everything from transfers and training, to tactics and the media. The action can be viewed via a 2D match engine enabling you to make tactical decisions as the game unfolds. Eidos has released a demo for Championship Manager 5 allowing you to play 6 months into a season. Read more for download links ...

'Ape Academy' (PSP) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 2:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

To become an expert in monkey business, you first have to go to monkey school, so enrol now at the craziest college the world has ever seen. You can work your way up through the school years by winning wacky mini-games, but keep an eye on your classmates – students they may be, but when it comes to trouble and tomfoolery, these goofy monkeys are pros!

'Bet On Soldier' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill.

'Haunting Ground' (PS2) - 12 New Screens

by Judy on April 4, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Haunting Ground is a spine-chilling survival horror game is set in a mysterious castle that has become a prison for two innocent characters- an orphaned young girl and a white shepherd dog. They must utilize each other’s strengths if they hope to escape from their horrifying surroundings. Haunting Ground combines a compelling ambiance of terror and solitude with challenging puzzles and a unique gameplay approach.

Games to Become Shockingly Realistic

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Texas-based company is selling a combat simulator to assault forces around the world that offers the ultimate in sensory feedback: a powerful electric shock. VirTra Systems' product places a person in the center of 360-degree screen that displays different scenarios, such as a hostage situation, suicide bombing attempt, and gun fights, among others. If the player isn't quick to kill his enemies, they may fire back and the player will feel it as the game shocks you via a hip attachment (thanks EvilAvatar). Read the full article over at the Sydney Morning Herald...

'F1 Grand Prix' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | 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. F1 Grand Prix boast all the official cars, drivers and teams, including the new Turkey Circuit, which means you can race the track before the lights go out on August 21st.

'Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer' (PS2) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer, developed by Edinburgh-based VIS entertainment, is a PS2 exclusive 3rd person action adventure that sees you take control of Brave, a young Native American in search of Spirit Dancer, his father and also the greatest Shaman who ever lived. Brave's journey commences when his village comes under attack from the evil Wendigo, who uses his shamanic powers against Brave's tribe.

Blue Fang Releases 'Zoo Tycoon 2' Spring Scenery Pack

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtual zookeepers can now add a host of vibrant and entertaining new objects to their habitats with the Spring Scenery Pack for Zoo Tycoon 2. The new, and freely downloadable, Scenery Pack, adds even more variety to the wide range of highly detailed objects in Zoo Tycoon 2. The new pack features fountains, animal statues and windowed fencing in three different styles: brick, stone and a jungle motif. Objects that visitors can interact with such as a splash fountain and tortoise trampoline are also included.

'Delta Force: Xtreme' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delta Force: Xtreme brings the classic Delta Force game back to life to face the enemy once more. As a member of the elite Delta Force, prepare yourself to take on over 60 levels of frantic single and multiplayer FPS action, including graphically enhanced missions from the original game, new maps, improved game features, STATS and much more.

'Gumby vs. the Astrobots' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced Gumby vs. the Astrobots for the Game Boy Advance. A side-scrolling platformer featuring a classic collection of Gumby characters, the game carries on the tradition of the beloved series with creative clay animation style visuals and imaginative storytelling that can be enjoyed by fans of all ages.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (Xbox) - 61 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean trying to become the most revered and feared pirate in history - exploring high seas and exotic ports, overtaking enemies in fierce naval battles, engaging in duels and attempting to seize valuable booty.

'Stronghold 2' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games today announced that Stronghold 2 has gone gold. Developed by the UK-based team at Firefly Studios, Stronghold 2 lets gamers get in touch with their inner king as they construct and maintain a castle, defending its walls from invaders and expanding its borders by attacking neighboring territories. Featuring multiple single player campaigns, reenactments of historical sieges, multiplayer modes for up to eight people and a full-featured mission and campaign editor, Stronghold 2 is the ultimate medieval combat and castle life simulation. Stronghold 2 is rated T for teen and will be available for PC on April 19th for a suggested retail price of $39.99.

'DOOM 3' (Xbox) and 'DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil' on Store Shelves

by Judy on April 4, 2005 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DOOM's day has arrived. id Software and Activision today set soul-thirsty demons loose across the globe with the release of the most terrifying game ever, DOOM 3 for the Xbox and DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil, the official expansion pack to DOOM 3.

'SÖLDNER: Secret Wars' - v33628 Update Patch & Server Available NOW

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released yet another patch for Wing Simulations' multiplayer shooter SÖLDNER: Secret Wars. This v33628 patch synchronises SÖLDNER: Secret Wars, SÖLDNER: Reloaded, the newest add-on SÖLDNER: Marine Corps to one version number, and fixes a ton of bugs and gameplay issues. Read more for details and download links ...

'BloodRayne' (PSP) Announced

by Judy on April 4, 2005 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers will finally get their hands on gaming's hottest leading lady, as Majesco today announced that its popular BloodRayne action/horror series is in development for the PSP. BloodRayne is being developed by Full Fat and will make its handheld debut this fall.

'Burnout Revenge' (PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's hell on the highway and Electronic Arts today announced plans to let gamers live out their wildest commuter fantasies this September with Burnout Revenge. 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.

'Dark and Light' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark and Light developer NPCUBE and publisher Farlan Entertainment, jointly announce today that the release date for their MMORPG Dark and Light has been set to November 2005.

'Earth 2160' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 2:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EARTH 2160 is an RTS game based on the popular and successful EARTH series. Including single and multiplayer modes. The game uses the latest Earth III engine. Storing objects in a format based on the mathematical model of Bezier-curves instead of polygons. Giving an as yet unseen level of detail, only limited by the hardware used. Today we reveal the picture-in-picture feature ...

Xbox Review - 'MVP Baseball 2005'

by Eric on April 4, 2005 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Level the playing field with the EA SPORTS Hitter’s Eye in MVP Baseball 2005. With unprecedented control of your at-bat, the ability to move in the batter’s box and the power to read the pitch, master the art of hitting and own the plate with an unprecedented offensive toolbox. Along with an enhanced Dynasty Mode, you can take complete control of the team with the all-new Owner Mode.

'Boiling Point: Road to Hell' - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Boiling Point: Road to Hell, previously known as Xenus, will combine intense armed combat with exploration and interaction with a vast and seamless open-ended gaming world. Boiling Point: Road to Hell is in development by Ukrainian developer Deep Shadows and is scheduled for release in Spring 2005.

Codemasters Gets Cash Infusion

by Rainier on April 4, 2005 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters confirmed today that it has secured a significant investment from Benchmark Capital Europe, the top-tier venture capital firm. Benchmark's substantial investment will be used to accelerate Codemasters' programme of new game development.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Darkwatch'

by Paul Reith on April 4, 2005 @ 1:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Darkwatch is a cinematic 1st person shooter with an original premise that blends Vampire-Horror and Western genres. They grind their enemies for fuel, fashion their skin into protective cloaks and create weapons designed to exterminate en masse, and they are the good guys. We got to spend some time with High Moon and its prime title, here are our updated impressions ...

PC Review - 'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich'

by Gordy Wheeler on April 4, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich brings dynamic storytelling, fast-paced tactical role-play, and larger-than-life characters from the comic book pages to the computer screen. In this title, the league of heroes must travel back in time to defeat Blitzkrieg, defender of the Reich and his homicidal henchmen.