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Midas Interactive's E3 2005 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 11:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midas Interactive is heading out to the E3 show in Los Angeles in May armed with a heavy-weight roster of forthcoming releases. On display will be : Stealth Force: The War on Terror, Alpine Skiing 2005, Black Market Bowling, Alarm For Cobra 11: Hot Pursuit, and He-Man: Defender of Grayskull. Read more for details and screens ...

Last Chance To Get In On The $1,000,000 CPL World Tour

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 10:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cyberathlete Professional League's Dallas based annual game tournament and LAN party will award $200,000 in cash prizes to top skilled gamers. The tournament will also be the last official opportunity in America to advance in the $1,000,000 CPL World Tour. The event will take place Wednesday, July 6 through Sunday, July 10, 2005 at the new Gaylord Texan Resort, in Grapevine, Texas.

'DropTeam!' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 7:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefront and TBG Software are thrilled to announce DropTeam! A truly cross-platform compatible Sci-Fi multiplayer tactical simulation of mechanized ground combat using a new groundbreaking and powerful 3D engine, DropTeam is all about fun, fast and furious tactical action – but not at the expense of realistic physics and a credible combat experience.

'The Matrix: Path of Neo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 6:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari is returning to the universe of "The Matrix" with a new game that lets players assume the role of actor Keanu Reeves' lead character Neo and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy, including the original film.

Various Game Trailers #500

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 6:00 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 :

  • Advent Rising - Theatrical Trailer
  • America's Army: Rise of A Soldier - Dev Diary #1
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat - Trailer #2
  • Commandos Strike Force - E3 2005 Trailer #2
  • Gothic III - E3 Trailer
  • Hitman: Blood Money - Intro Movie
  • NCAA Football 2006 - Trailer
  • Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War - Trailer #2


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Haunting Ground' (PS2) Creeps its Way To Retail

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 5:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today released Haunting Ground for the PS2. This 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.

'Gunstar Super Heroes' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced Gunstar Super Heroes, the sequel to the classic 2D action-shooter, Gunstar Heroes. This new adventure, developed exclusively for the Game Boy Advance, offers the relentless action, precision gunplay, and brilliant visuals that have become the trademark of Treasure, the game's legendary development team.

'Dungeon Lords' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we mentioned last week, Dreamcatcher has now released the first patch for Heuristic Park's action/RPG Dungeon Lords. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses various gameplay tweaks, bug fixes, UI screen resolution issue and some multiplayer issues. Read more for details and download links ...

'Wolfschanze 1944' - Screens

by Judy on May 10, 2005 @ 3:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wolfschanze is an FPS/TPP game that takes place in World War 2 reality and is inspired by actual events. The story tells about a group of highest-ranking German officers preparing assassination of the man who's pushing Germany towards the war - Hitler.

'Smart Bomb' (PSP) Explodes In Stores

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 3:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos announces Smart Bomb for PSP is shipping to stores today! In the wake of a global bomb scare, a special unit task force known as The Bomb Disposal Unit is in full force. The Bomb Disposal Unit has been on the look out for amazing and creative minds: pattern recognition, memory, reaction time, and concentration are all necessary in this game of life or death.

Nintendo DS Goes Online

by Judy on May 10, 2005 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo is partnering with IGN Entertainment to create an innovative network for portable video games. Set to debut later this year, the wireless service for Nintendo DS will use IGN's GameSpy Technology to let people around the world link easily and wirelessly to play games, just as if they were playing face-to-face.

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

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 1:51 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.

'America's Army' To Use Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The U.S. Army today announced that it is expanding its technology agreement with Epic Games. Since 2000, Epic's Unreal Engine 2 has served as the foundation for America's Army, the Official U.S. Army Game. To take advantage of leap-ahead capabilities afforded by Epic Games' newest engine, the Army will begin developing its next generation versions of America's Army on the Unreal Engine 3 in the coming months.

'Imperial Glory' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 1:10 p.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. Eidos announced today that Pyro Studios' historical RTS Imperial Glory has gone gold and ships on May 17, 2005 for the PC across North America.

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tomb Raider: Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding as never before.

'Madden NFL 06' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that All-Pro Philadelphia Eagles and NFC Champion quarterback Donovan McNabb will appear on the cover of Madden NFL 06. Reflecting the focus on the passing game for the first time in ten years with the all-new QB Vision Control and QB Precision Placement, McNabb is the perfect representative for the cover of the football videogame franchise.

'Rainbow Six: Lockdown' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Lockdown, the fourth installation of the multi-million unit selling franchise, will ship worldwide in September 2005 for the PS2, Xbox and the GameCube. The PC edition, developed by Red Storm Entertainment, is scheduled for an early 2006 release.

'King Kong' (PS2/Xbox/PC) to be Unveiled at E3

by Judy on May 10, 2005 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft and Universal Studios announced that the first preview of King Kong, the video game based on Universal Pictures' December 14th release from three-time Academy Award winner Peter Jackson, will be unveiled at Ubisoft's booth at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles.

'Call of Duty 2' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty 2 is 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. Read more to check out one new screen, and info on some of the military personel contributing to the historical accuracy of the game.

'Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' Game Details & Screens

by Judy on May 10, 2005 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine today revealed the first details about The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, the first and only massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) based on the literary works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Read more for more info & screens...

'World Championship Poker 2' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced that they have signed 7 top poker professionals to exclusive agreements so that their character likenesses, play styles and iconic signature personality traits can be incorporated into World Championship Poker 2: Featuring Howard Lederer. World Championship Poker 2 is slated to ship this Fall for the PS2 and Xbox.

'Silent Hunter 3' - v1.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft releases a new patch for its submarine sim Silent Hunter 3. This update brings your retail game to v1.3 and addresses the usual bugs fixes and gameplay tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise of Legends is in so many ways the spiritual successor to Rise of Nations, but the long and the short of it is we got excited about doing a fantasy game. Now clearly your traditional "orcs, elves, dwarves" sort of fantasy has been—shall we say—thoroughly covered in other games, and so the story which got us excited is one where the magic of fantasy meets a world of technology. So magic and technology collide, with cataclysmic results!

'Need for Speed Underground 2' (NDS) Races To Stores

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced that Need for Speed Underground 2 for the Nintendo DS has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Need for Speed Underground 2 gives gamers a new way to take on the underground tuner racing scene with exclusive features and gameplay only available on the Nintendo DS.

Pacific Fighters Expansion 'Banzai!' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and X1 Software announced today that Banzai!, their newest IL-2 Sturmovik series expansion (for Pacific Fighters), has gone gold and will soon be available for sale from the Matrix Games website. Banzai will require the previously installed software of Pacific Fighters. Read more for details ...

'RHEM 2' Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced a July 14, 2005 release date for the North American release of "RHEM 2", an intricate pure-puzzle first person adventure game, and the sequel to the popular "RHEM". Made for PC and Mac, "RHEM 2" rejoins Zetais and Kales as they now explore a hidden city in underground caves far beneath the earth's surface. Set as a direct sequel in story and gameplay to its predecessor, "RHEM 2" features non-linear gameplay, non-violent story, and mind-bending puzzles.

'Real World Golf' (PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In2Games today announces the forthcoming revolution in golf gaming – Real World Golf. Following an exceptionally successful public debut at April's London Golf Show, In2Games is delighted to announce that Real World Golf will be launched for PS2 and PC on August 26 2005.

'London Taxi' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

London Taxi, developed by Data Design Interactive, is a driving game based on the Official FX4 London Black Cab. London Taxi will be set in London England, complete with landmarks such as: Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and Hyde Park.

'Far Cry' - AMD 64 Update & Exclusive Content Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft, AMD and Crytek have released a massive (500mb) update Crytek's Far Cry, as well as an "exclusive" content pack, which includes new MP maps and a new SP level. This upgrade optimizes the game for the AMD 64-bit processors under Windows XP Pro x64. Read more for download links ...

Game Factory Interactive's E3 2005 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 4:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Russian Game Factory Interactive presents its projects for the second time running at the trade show E3 in Los Angeles Convention center. With the first presentation a success GFI signed a contract with Strategy First who have published such games as ALFA:Antiterror and Power of Law in the US and Canada. GFI will be showing Rat Hunter, Neuro, Officers, Jagged Alliance 3D, Warfare and the previously unannounced African Alliance. Read more for details..

'The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction is a new action/adventure game, developed by Simpsons: Hit & Run's Radical Games, and will feature the ultimate in destructible environments, an awesome Hulk-powered ability to weaponize any object and a massive free-roaming, fully interactive world.

'Aurora Watching: Gorky Zero' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 4:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aurora Watching is a third person perspective stealth game taking place in the Arctic. During the mission, Sullivan faces many opponents, not all of whom are human and each of which can be defeated in many ways, Mini-games, puzzles, and hi-tech gadgets keep players excited from the very beginning to the end.

'Virtua Tennis World Tour' (PSP) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 3:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today served up an ace by announcing that they will publish Virtua Tennis World Tour for the PSP. SEGA has chosen SUMO Digital, UK developers behind OutRun 2 for Xbox, to develop Virtua Tennis World Tour. The arcade and home console hit, widely regarded for its fast-paced, accessible gameplay has been redesigned specifically for the PSP and is confirmed for release in Autumn 2005.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.

'Heart of Empire: Rome' - Facts & Features

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 2:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heart of Empire: Rome leads the player through 14 huge missions as they actually build & control ancient Rome in glorious real-time 3D. From simple beginnings, they must quickly build housing for their growing population; start to meet their increasing desires for food, goods and entertainment.

Xbox Review - 'WWE Wrestlemania XXI'

by Chris "Fozz" Breci on May 10, 2005 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The WWE experience has never been more lifelike with Superstar voice-over and commentary, an all-new pro-reversal system and motion capture technology making this the most realistic looking grappler to date. Create the ultimate Superstar and watch him evolve as you earn new move-sets, costumes and abilities in your quest for the WWE Heavyweight Championship.

'Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst' - Open Beta Client Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst introduces server-based storage of player data thereby freeing the players from being confined to playing from any single PC/location. New team system, enhanced character graphics, and better game controls are some of the other improvements introduced in the continuing evolution of PSO universe. SEGA has released the open beta client for Phantasy Star Online: Blue Burst allowing you to participate in the public beta test, although a registration is required.

'Marble Blast' Rolls Onto Xbox Live

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames today announced that Marble Blast is available for download on Xbox Live Arcade. XBLA brings popular retro classics and broad appeal games directly to your Xbox over the Xbox Live service.

Sony And Toshiba Agree on New DVD Format

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to a Japanese newspaper, Sony and Toshiba are close to finalizing a plan to develop a common standard for next-generation DVDs to resolve a three-year-long battle over formats that threatened the industry's growth. Formal announcement and details are due next week, May 16.

PSP Review - 'Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory'

by Alicia on May 10, 2005 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Enjoy all the fun of dungeon-crawling combined with all the fun of being a robot with a gun in your head in Konami’s Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory. Climb through the countless floors of the Tower of Purgatory, defeating enemies and seizing their body parts for your own use. The surreal and disturbing designs from Jun Suemi make Rengoku one of the most distinctive PSP games yet on the market