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'The Movies' (Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 11:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.

'Bowl Bound College Football' Announced

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 11:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grey Dog Software today announced Bowl Bound College Football. BB is scheduled for a Q3 release and will be made available for digital download exclusively through Grey Dog Software for U.S. $34.95.

'Parkan II' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 11:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Parkan II is a 3D space simulator combined with first person action planet side. In the game players will get an opportunity to explore a vast universe, visit different planets, their satellites, huge space stations and immense space destroyers.

'Combat: Task Force 121' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 10:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Groove Games has released the first patch for Direct Action Games mmilitary shooter Combat: Task Force 121. This patch brings your retail game to v1.02, adds support for 3D & EAX sound, and optimizes the dedicated server which now also in GUI window. Read more for download links ...

'Invasion' Announced

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 10:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Invasion is an adventure and action game which takes place in a non-fantastic medieval world, where a young caporal is going to fight to take back his kingdom. To achieve this goal, the main character will have to use his communications skills, by adapting his clothes and attitude in function of the persons he will meet. Using this ability, he will gain trust of people and organize an army to fight back the oppressor. Invasion features varied gameplay to ensure a great experience for the player, where he will fight entire armies of medieval age knights. Invasion is currently in pre-production at Kylotonn (Bet on Soldier).

'Adellion' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adellion is a MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) in a medieval setting, and it will be a diverse and vast world with many possibilities and options for the player. Check these six new screens, taken from the alpha build...

Various Game Trailers #476

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 4:20 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 :

  • Pacific Storm - Trailer
  • Goldeneye: Rogue Agent [NDS] - Trailer
  • Pariah - Trailer #6
  • World Racing 2 - Trailer #2
  • Sniper Elite - Trailer
  • Still Life - Trailer #6

'Metronome' (PS3/Xbox2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 3:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Swedish developer Team Tarsier today revealed the first details from its upcoming next-gen title Metronome, a unique third person adventure game where sound is your weapon. Explore the city of Metronome in search of proof of the Corporations secret agena, while listening for sounds to record. Sounds can be used for fighting enemies, solving problems and confuse citizens. Read more for details and screens ...

'Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder' - Grey Tigers Bonus Pack

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV has released an extra campaign for Nival's WW2 RTS Blitzkrieg expansion pack 'Rolling Thunder.' This Bonus Pack adds the all-new Grey Tigers campaign to your English Blitzkrieg: Rolling Thunder retail game (thanks GameSpot). Read more for details and download links ...

'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 3:24 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.

'X³: Reunion' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X³: Reunion utilises a new generation game engine, developed to immerse the player into the most realistic, living universe, ever experienced. The full use of DirectX 9 technology will create dramatic visual effects and stunningly realistic starships. The economy model in X³: Reunion is more complex than any previous X game. Coupled with the massively enhanced A.L. (Artificial Life) system, X³: Reunion will present players with an ever changing, evolving universe; where a player’s actions really can shape the future of the universe.

'Crime Life: Gang Wars' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 3:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crime Life: Gang Wars is a free roaming crime based beat em up. Mixing action and strategy elements within a gritty, detailed storyline to explore modern-day urban gang culture, the player is cast as a small-time homie who must work their way through the ranks to become a gang leader.

Quantic Dreams Confirms 'Omikron 2' and 'Infraworld' For PS3/Xbox2/PC

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 1:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quantic Dream is finalizing initial design documents for two next-generation projects: Omikron 2, the sequel to Quantic Dream's first PC hit, and Infraworld, a new franchise. Both projects are aimed at X-Box 2, PS3 consoles and for PC and will be developed on Quantic Dream's proprietary next gen' engine. The later will offer enhanced physics capabilities through a recently signed partnership with NOVODEX and a range of action orientated features. Talks are also being finalized with major middleware creators to integrate enhanced AI capabilities. They promise more details are to follow shortly ...

'Dungeons & Dragons Online' Alpha Signups

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine and the DDO Team announce today that Alpha Registrations for Dungeons & Dragons Online are now open to the community in the Members Only forum! Non-forum members who attempt to sign up during this exclusive signup period will be disqualified from participating in the Alpha.

'Seven Kingdoms: Conquest' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seven Kingdoms: Conquest offers strategy fans the choice to play as human or demon in epic battles spanning 6,000 years on Earth. Starting in ancient Egypt in 3000 B.C. and ending in a final battle on a futuristic Earth, players will have to have their fingers on the pulse of their civilization as the two races clash every 1,000 years.

'Wildlife Park' - v1.19 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD has released a new patch for their wildlife sim game, Wildlife Park. This update brings your German retail game to v1.19 and addresses various little problems, but mainly addresses an issue where Grizzlies could not procreate. Read more for a detailed fix list and download links ...

'Fire Emblem' (NGC) - 12 New Screens

by Judy on April 7, 2005 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unfurl the banners and lead the charge! All of Tellius is torn in a bloody war, and only you have the means to put it to an end. Take command of a band of mercenaries loyal only to you, and guide them to victory against the forces of the Daein kingdom! Turn-based strategy gives you maximum control of your army. As your characters gain experience, shape their abilities by giving them special skill sets, and develop your army into a unique fighting force.

'Call of Duty 2' Officially Announced

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision and developer Infinity Ward are back in action with Call of Duty 2, an all new epic title which delivers an unparalleled portrayal of the chaos and intensity that was World War II. Call of Duty 2 is powered by a proprietary new engine featuring striking new visuals, advanced A.I. technology, the most realistic squad combat and explosive action in new historic campaigns. The title is scheduled for release this fall and is not yet rated by the ESRB.

Blizzard Shuts Down Tons of 'Warcraft III' Accounts

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard issued a small statement announcing they have once again banned a slew of Warcraft 3 accounts from players who were using hacks to cheat. "A number of additional accounts and CD keys have been tied to the use of a hack or cheat program while playing Warcraft III on Battle.net. In keeping with our aggressive stance against cheating, we have permanently closed 5,900 Warcraft III accounts. 2,300 of the Warcraft III CD keys used with the now-closed accounts have been banned from ladder play for one month, and 500 more have been banned from ladder play permanently." Read more about it on the official Blizzard website.

Eidos Recommends That Shareholders Accept SCi Offer

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the ongoing drama surrounding the Eidos take-over, it now seems we may finally be coming to a close. Where initially Eidos announced a deal with Bono's Elevation investment group, SCi quickly made a counter offer which is gaining more and more momentum. Today Board of Eidos plc has undertaken further discussions and due diligence with both the Board of SCi Entertainment in relation to SCi's share offer of one SCi share per six Eidos shares and Elevation Partners, L.P. in relation to Elevation's cash offer of 50 pence per Eidos share.

'Crash Tag Team Racing' (NDS/NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced the development of Crash Tag Team Racing for the PS2, Xbox, GameCube and NDS. Developed by Radical Entertainment, Crash Tag Team Racing will give players a unique racing experience and allow them to continue the adventure on foot with out-of-car action. For the first time ever in a racing game, players will be able to fuse two cars together on the fly to form a super vehicle with the all-new "clashing" technology.

'VIS Entertainment' Closes Its Doors

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MVC UK is reporting that Scottish developer VIS Entertainment has gone into administration - its Dundee office closed with immediate effect, and work suspended at its Edinburgh studio. The developer's 96 employees were informed of the situation earlier today. Twenty-six staff at Dundee have been made redundant, and 28 at Edinburgh - with the remainder of the staff sent home (thanks ve3d). It remains uncertain what will happen to its recently announced Brave: The Search for Spirit Dancer product. Last year BAM! acquired VIS Ent. so it seems that did not turn out well either.

'American Civil War: Gettysburg' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

American Civil War: Gettysburg brings this legendary and epic battle to life on your PC. Lead the Confederate army as they fight their way into the heart of the northern aggressor or take command of the Union forces as they hold fast against the rebel invaders.

'Spy vs. Spy' (PS2/Xbox) Infiltrates Retail - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global Star Software today announced that Spy vs. Spy for the Xbox is now available in retail stores across North America. Featuring eight action-packed single and multiplayer game modes, Spy vs. Spy lets gamers take on the roles of the diabolical spies from MAD Magazine's beloved long-running comic strip.

'Close Combat: First to Fight' (Xbox/PC) In Stores NOW

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Close Combat: First to Fight has shipped and is currently available in retail stores across North America and Europe for the Xbox and for the PC. Players lead a four-man fire team of US Marines through the perils of modern urban combat in Beirut. Gamers can play through the campaign as either a single player or a co-op experience through the use of online, LAN, Xbox Live or split screen. In addition, gamers can go head-to-head in the fire team arena with as many as 8 players simultaneously competing.

'GoldenEye: Rogue Agent' (NDS) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced plans to release GoldenEye: Rogue Agent for the Nintendo DS this June. Going where no previous James Bond game has dared tread, this first-person shooter gives players the chance to explore the dark side of the Bond universe and experience life as a ruthless, unpredictable villain. All-new features and innovative gameplay are only made possible by the Nintendo DS platform.

'America's Army: Rise of a Soldier' (PS2/Xbox) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Built in partnership with the U.S. Army, and developed by Secret Level, America's Army: Rise of a Soldier offers the most true-to-life Army experience, allowing you to create a soldier and take him through the thrills and adventure of an army career. Intense single-player missions and high-adrenaline multiplayer action build the skills of your soldier and advance him through his career.

'Pilot Down: Behind Enemy Lines' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the inspirational survival stories of American pilots shot down over occupied Europe during the Second World War, this action-adventure sees US Airman Bill Foster stranded and alone in Germany in the Winter of 1944. Bill must survive against both the elements and the elite German forces and only upon reaching the Swiss border is his survival assured.

'Conspiracy: Weapons of Mass Destruction' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 71 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oxygen Interactive announced today that UK developer Kuju is working on a new FPS 'Conspiracy: Weapons of Mass Destruction.' Using the Fire Warrior engine, Conspiracy: Weapons of Mass Destruction, is under development for PC, PS2 and Xbox, and is scheduled for March 2005. Read more for details and new screens ...

'Crime Life: Gang Wars' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced a collaboration with leading Hip Hop collective D12, and a soundtrack that will feature a wide array of musical talent and styles, for its forthcoming Crime Life: Gang Wars title. Read more for details ...

Cenega's E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cenega Publishing today released the first information about which titles they will have on display at the upcoming E3 convention in Los Angeles, early May 2005. Cenega will be displaying and presenting for the first time to the large public UFO: Aftershock title, El Matador, The Roots, and several other products ...

Xbox Review - 'Doom 3'

by Eric on April 7, 2005 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

id Software's terrifying battle with the forces of Hell. A massive demonic invasion has overwhelmed the UAC's Mars Research Facility leaving only chaos and horror in its wake. As one of only a few survivors, players must struggle with shock, fear, and an all-out assault on their senses as they fight their way to Hell and back, in an epic clash against pure evil.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Rise of the Kasai' (PS2) Emerges in Retail Stores

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced the release of its PS2 exclusive title Rise of the Kasai. The sequel to the critically acclaimed The Mark of Kri is developed by BottleRocket Entertainment, who set out to make Rise of the Kasai stand out from other games by offering a unique single-player cooperative fighting system and a rich story that spans different time periods told through new playable characters and beautiful watercolor painted in-game movies.

'Space Rangers 2: Dominators' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on April 7, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Rangers 2 is a mix of intense space RPG laced with 3D RTS action planetside. 200 years after the first chapter of Space Rangers, a new, even more dangerous threat arises in the galaxy. A key planet in producing war androids has become self-aware with their own intellect and force of will, bent on conquering the galaxy one planet at a time.

PC Review - 'Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30'

by Thomas Leaf on April 7, 2005 @ 12:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.