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'Stronghold 2' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 9:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stronghold 2 will bring the the castle-sim and siege-warfare RTS series to life in glorious 3D. Take 2 has released a German langauge demo allowing you to try out a tutorial and three missions of the single-player campaign (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'The Witcher' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 8:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher” is an Action RPG game for PC platform, which combines the features of such games as Dungeon Siege, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Gothic and Neverwinter Nights. The game is supposed to ensure entertainment to a broad group of older players, incorporating simple yet interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3-D graphics. Read more for details & screens ...

'Dawn of War' - v1.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 8:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we announced a few days ago, THQ has now released a new patch for Relic's 3D RTS Dawn Of War. This update brings your retail game to v1.3 and addresses a slew of tweaks & unit balancing for all 4 races, game performance improvement, bug fixes, ability fixes and adds Observer mode, mod manager, friends list etc.. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ......

Nival Interactive Acquires Targem Games

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 8:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nival Interactive is pleased to announce its purchase of a controlling interest in Targem Games, one of Russia's leading game developers. The deal is part of Nival's competitive strategy to create a global video game development company that will produce next-generation console and wireless games with universal appeal while maintaining its strong position in the PC game market.

Various Game Trailers #501

by Judy on May 11, 2005 @ 5:23 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 :

  • EuroCops - Trailer
  • GTR: King of Ovals - Trailer
  • Bet on Soldier - Trailer #4


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

SOE Announces Two New PSP Titles - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment today announced that it will distribute two new titles for the PSP, GripShift and FRANTIX. Developed from the ground-up specifically for the PSP portable system, GripShift and FRANTIX are scheduled to be available Fall 2005. Read more for details and screens ...

'Burnout Revenge' (PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Judy on May 11, 2005 @ 4:11 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.

Horror Icon To Voice 'City of the Dead' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Character - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hip Games today announced that they have signed horror icon Tom Savini to appear in the previously unnamed City of the Dead video game. Developed by Kuju Entertainment and set in the George A. Romero universe, City of the Dead will be released on the PS2, Xbox and PC in spring 2006.

'Theseis' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Theseis, Greek for opinion or idea, is a new conspiracy-fantasy adventure game created for PC platform and other new gen consoles. Players are caught between the mundane and the supernatural, following the clues of a long-lost ancient artifact that could spell disaster or ascension for the entire human race, only you will determine the outcome.

'Rebelstar: Tactical Command' (GBA) - 8 New Screens

by Judy on May 11, 2005 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rebelstar Tactical Command is a turn-based strategy and combat game with role-playing elements, "Rebelstar Tactical Command" transports players to a not-so-distant future in which Earth is ruled by an evil empire.

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players journey to the land of Aio, a world embroiled in an epic battle between Magic and Technology. Gamers wage wars filled with mystic creatures, impossible machines and stunning acts of magic. The award-winning Conquer the World gameplay pulls gamers through a new world of heroes, monsters, loyalty and betrayal.

'Madagascar' (ALL) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 1:03 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.

'Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda today announced plans to release a sequel to its Pirates of the Caribbean game based on Walt Disney film, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow will feature a blend of fast-paced action and adventure that captures the entertaining characters, settings, and spirit of the first movie.

Majesco's E3 2005 Lineup

by Judy on May 11, 2005 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco today announced its exciting product lineup to be unveiled at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo. The company is showcasing new offerings from each of its three product lines -- games, gadgets and videos.

StarGate SG-1's Richard Dean Anderson At E3

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions today announced that the world-famous actor Richard Dean Anderson will be appearing at Jowood's booth (South Hall 724) at this year’s E3 in Los Angeles. Richard Dean Anderson will be appearing between 11:30am and 2:30pm on Wednesday, May 18, 2005.

'Cold Winter' (PS2) Gets Some Retail Action

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

VU Games announced today that the shockingly gritty first-person shooter Cold Winter has shipped to retail nationwide, and will be fully distributed in stores by June 1. Developed exclusively for the PS2, the intense FPS action thriller immerses gamers in a modern and deep story set in the shadowy world of international espionage.

Hip Games Brings 'Jackie Chan Adventures' (PS2) To North America

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hip Games is proud to announce the addition of Jackie Chan Adventures to its release schedule for summer 2005. Developed exclusively for the PS2, the official game of the world's greatest Kung Fu star promises to deliver the same kid friendly mix of fast-paced adventure Jackie made famous.

'Rugby Challenge 2006' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hip Interactive is pleased to announce the forthcoming release of Rugby Challenge 2006 from the much acclaimed developers of World Championship Rugby, a top-5 selling release in the United Kingdom and France since its launch last year. Read more for details and screens ...

'SnoCross 2' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced the upcoming release of SnoCross 2 for the PS2 and the Xbox. Offering the most realistic experience in snowmobile racing, SnoCross 2 features three-time Winter X Games gold winner "Air" Blair Morgan, the most dominant and influential rider in the history of snocross.

Microsoft's E3 Lineup Reveals 'Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species'

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Microsoft Game Studios revealed its lineup for the coming E3 convention in Los Angeles. Amongst previously announced titles such as Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends Age of Empires III, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, Dungeon Siege II and Fable: The Lost Chapters, MGS will also be showing Zoo Tycoon 2 expansion pack ZT2: Endangered Species. Read more for details on the lineup...

Namco Signs 'Curious George' License

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today its agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to develop titles on major video game systems including console, handheld and PC for Universal Pictures' and Imagine Entertainment's February 10, 2006 animated feature film release, Curious George. Read more for details ...

'Alpha Prime' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alpha Prime is a first person action game with an emphasis on the single player experience. At its core is a Science Fiction story written by the foremost Czech Sci-fi author Ondrej Neff. Game play will be a varied balance of combat and more technical activities such as hacking and remotely controlling robotic devices.

'Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes' (Xbox) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A continuation of the highly acclaimed Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders, KUF: Heroes raises the intensity of the fast-paced action-strategy game with improved epic battles; new characters, environments, units; and new multiplayer options for waging war over Xbox Live. An improved user interface with simplified game menus and adjusted difficulty levels will make it easy for even new players to crush their foes.

'Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Judy on May 11, 2005 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers builds upon the ground-breaking, genre-blending game play of the original, integrating an all new robust multiplayer system, player-controlled coalition forces, mechanized units and enhanced character abilities and advanced enemy A.I. Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers is scheduled to release this winter.

'Rising Kingdoms' Darklings Race Revealed - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rising Kingdoms is an RTS set in a fantasy world, which focuses on empire development and dynamic tactical battles. This impressive title stays true to Haemimont's long tradition of RTS and RPG type games that started with Tzar: the Burden of the Crown and Celtic Kings series – Celtic Kings: Rage of War and Nemesis of the Roman Empire a.k.a.Imperivm II.

'Auto Assault' Pre-Order Incentive - Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pre-order Auto Assault and get a special in-game weapon only available in the pre-sale boxes, plus a loot bonus. The pre-order CD also contains art, screens, wallpapers, and music tracks. Purchase this special edition pre-order box and register the product will make you be eligible to participate in early beta testing events.

Electronic Arts' E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced its robust line-up of videogame titles for the upcoming E3 taking place in Los Angeles May 18-20, 2005. The show also marks the world debut of EA's next- generation games which will appear both on the show floor and in the exclusive "Next Gen Lab," by invitation only.

Silicon Knights License Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic Games today announced that its Unreal Engine 3 technology and tools will be used exclusively in all next-generation games developed by Silicon Knights.

'Dungeon & Dragons Online' - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Are you a match for the fearsome denizens of the dungeons below? Can you discover the secret mysteries that threaten Stormreach's very existence? Forge your destiny in Dungeon & Dragons Online. Read more to check out the new screens ...

'Scarface: The World is Yours' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scarface is now coming for the first time to game consoles & PC worldwide. In a complex world filled with excess and greed, players can take the role of Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film. Developed by Radical Games and published by Vivendi, this third person action shooter is expected to ship somewhere early 2006.

'Black & White 2' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains.

THQ's E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ Inc. today announced plans to unveil high-profile upcoming releases for current and next-generation console systems, Windows PC and handheld/wireless devices at the E3 in Los Angeles from May 18 - May 20. Line-up Includes first-looks at Company of Heroes, Titan Quest, Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers and original content for Microsoft's NextGen Xbox from internal studios Relic Entertainment and Volition, Inc.

Blockbuster Will Start Renting Out PSP Titles

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As Sony's PSP becomes more mainstream and owners look for more gaming action, Blockbuster announces today that it will carry PSP for rent in all stores. More than 4,400 company-owned stores nationwide will carry the games by May 17 and the selection will continue to increase as new titles launch throughout the year.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG scheduled for PC 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.

'Taxi Driver' (PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, Brian De Palma's Scarface, it is now Martin Scorsese's turn to get into the game arena. Majesco revealed that it will publish a next-gen console title, under development at Papaya Studio and scheduled for next year, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Taxi Driver, which will make its debut at the E3 2005.

'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory' (NDS) Announced - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft unveils the first game features and visuals for Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory for the Nintendo DS. Taking full advantage of Nintendo DS’ dual screens and Touch Screen technology, the game offers an immersive experience through the single-player campaign and also includes the innovative cooperative multiplayer and versus modes.

'Need for Speed Most Wanted' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on May 11, 2005 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining the thrill of illicit street racing and tuner customization with the intensity of strategic police pursuits that rivals any Hollywood-style chase scene, Need for Speed Most Wanted challenges players to become the most notorious and elusive street racer.

PC Preview - 'Imperator'

by Mark Crump on May 11, 2005 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

"Imperator" is Mythic Entertainment's next-generation Sci-Fi themed MMO currently in development, featuring a thrilling new interplanetary game world based on an alternate history in which Rome never fell.

PC Review - 'Empire Earth II'

by Reldan on May 11, 2005 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Empire Earth 2 will build upon the award-winning formula of its predecessor by adding features requested both by casual game players interested in a brief spin through history and by more hard core gamers who demand a real-time strategy game that will challenge them for dozens, if not hundreds, of hours.

PS2 Preview - 'Flat-Out'

by Alicia on May 11, 2005 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Admit it. Deep down, the reason why everyone watches racing on TV is in the off-hope of seeing a spectacular crash. FlatOut is a celebration of this human need to watch things explode. The game presents players with a dozens and dozens of obstacle-strewn racetracks and completely wrong body-flinging mini-games. The game’s detailed physics engine will let you feel the effect of every crash and impact on your car’s performance.