'MoH European Assault' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Crack the Code Contest

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 7:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced their Medal of Honor European Assault "Crack the Code" Contest. This test of skill will be exclusively available to purchasers of MoH EA. Be the first individual to finish the European Assault game in Hero (most difficult) mode, conquer the German machine, and then unlock a top-secret code from German intelligence, and get a chance to win $10,000. Read more for details ...

'The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 7:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set before the events of both Universal Pictures' The Chronicles of Riddick and the 2000 breakout hit Pitch Black, the game tells the story of Riddick's dramatic escape from the previously inescapable triple max security slam Butcher Bay, home to the most violent prisoners in the universe. Vivendi has released the first patch for Starbreeze's action game, bringing your retail copy to v1.1, although no specific details as to what it fixes are available (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 7:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience your adventure through the eyes of Arok and meet many fascinating characters. Contend with the wild world where fishing, hunting, gathering, and mysterious shamanist ceremonies are all part of the struggle for survival as you unravel the secrets of the lost cavern. Also featured is an integrated encyclopedia filled with historically accurate data on the Paleolithic period. Pristine photo-realistic graphics and environments. Dreamcatcher UK has released a demo featuring a cinematic and an early part of the game. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers #503

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 5:30 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 :

  • Quake 4 [X360] - MTV Teaser
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins - Trailerpack
  • Imperial Glory - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Cross Racing Championship - Trailer #5
  • Fantastic Four - Trailer #4
  • The Movies - Trailer #2
  • Star Wolves - Trailer #4


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

'Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition' (PSP) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 5:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forget everything you think you know about racing on the PSP, Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition PSP is a full scale, full speed experience unlike anything out there. The intense, chaotic sense of speed, the living, breathing cities, and the deepest and most stylish vehicle customization ever is taken to a new level and delivered into the palm of your hand.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar will allow players to forge heroic legacies in the War for Middle-Earth. Gamers will experience an evolving persistent recreation of Tolkien's world-renowned fantasy realm where they can establish their unique reputations, and discover and wield legendary weapons in strategic battles, while adventuring solo or in Fellowships.

Nintendo Releases Minor 'Revolution' Specs

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo stated loud and clear that they are not to be overlooked in the next generation home console race with the revelation of several unique features of the company's next console system. Revolution will be small, about the thickness of three standard DVD cases and only slightly longer, will play either horizontally or vertically, be backward compatible, dual layer DVD, self-loading media drive, and be wireless Internet ready out of the box.

'187 Ride or Die' (PS2/Xbox) Soundtrack Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 2:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced the exclusive music soundtrack for its combat-racing game 187 Ride or Die, hitting the Xbox and PS2 end of summer 2005. The in-game music soundtrack features 15 unreleased hip-hop tracks composed specifically for 187 Ride or Die. In addition to producing and performing on the soundtrack, Guerilla Black also lends his voice and likeness for one of the main characters in the game, Dupree.

'Dungeon Lords' v1.2 Patch In The Works

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 1:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamctcher sends word that : "We are hard at work on Update 1.2 which will be made available for download in the coming weeks. Some of the items that are being worked on are the requested auto-map feature and the ability to customize your characters to a greater degree. A full game guide is also in the works which will have more information on quests, spells, locations and more."

'Grandia III' (PS2) - 23 New Screens

by Judy on May 13, 2005 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grandia III is the newest title in Game Arts' role-playing series, coming to the PS2. Grandia III will use an all-new engine, N3, allowing for larger and more detailed environments. No specific European or North American release date has been announced yet, but for now it is scheduled to launch in Japan this coming summer.

Acony Licenses 'Unreal Engine 3' for Multiplayer FPS (X360/PC)

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ACONY announced that it has licensed Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 to develop an original multiplayer FPS title for PC and next generation consoles. ACONY chose the Unreal Engine 3 because it is singularly capable of delivering the next generation in graphics and physics necessary to advance online multiplayer entertainment.

'The Sims 2 Nightlife' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With The Sims 2 Nightlife, players will be able to take their Sims out to hit all the swanky hot spots in the all new downtown location and spice up their lives with an all new dating gameplay and a new life goal focused on pleasure seeking.

'25 to Life' (PS2/Xbox) Official Soundtrack Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos today announced the hip hop savvy in-game soundtrack for 25 to Life. 25 to Life offers true cops and robbers gameplay with both a deep single player mode as well as full 8 vs. 8 online gameplay. The official soundtrack offers contributions from some of hip-hop's legendary artists, today's hottest acts, and up and coming artists blazing new trails into the world of rap and hip-hop. The in-game soundtrack delivers a direction that exemplifies the sound of today's urban youth.

'The Warriors' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games proudly presents The Warriors for the PS2 and Xbox based on the 1979 Paramount Pictures cult classic movie. Developed by Rockstar Toronto, The Warriors expands the stylized cinematic journey of the film into a gritty interactive experience set in 1970s. Read more to check out the screens ...

'Juiced' - Demo #3 Available NOW

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has yet again released another updated demo for its urban underground racing game Juiced. This demo lets you to check out the Downtown track, drivable at night against one car and by day against three, but with updated gfx, controls, audio etc (thanks Demonews). Read more for download links ...

Atlus' E3 2005 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Judy on May 13, 2005 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus announced today its unique line-up of videogame titles for the upcoming E3 taking place in Los Angeles May 18-20, 2005. Titles include Magna Carta: Tears of Blood, SMT: Digital Devil Saga 2, Samurai Western, SBK: Snowboard Kids DS, and Trauma Center: Under the Knife. Read more for further details, screens and trailers ...

'Rush for Berlin' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rush for Berlin is a tactical real time strategy game, set on the European battlefields of World War II, during 1944-45. The player's goal; to capture the German capital, as either the British/US/French alliance or the Red army of the Soviet Union. Read more for some new screens and the very first trailer ...

NCsoft Licenses Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft today announced that it is continuing its licensing relationship with Epic Games by licensing Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 technology and tools. NCsoft has been working with the prior version of the Unreal Engine and has had spectacular results. Lineage II is one of the most successful MMORPG and is based on Unreal Engine 2 technology.

Namco Brings 'Sniper Elite' (PS2/Xbox/PC) To North America - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced it has signed Rebellion's realistic World War II sniper simulation Sniper Elite for North America. The game plunges players behind enemy lines on an undercover mission to divert Atomic weapon research from the advancing Soviet Army. Featuring authentic sniping mechanics and four offline and online game modes, "Sniper Elite" will be available on the PS2, Xbox and PC in the Q5 of 2005.

'Age of Empires: The Age of Kings' (NDS) Announced - Facts & Features

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco and Digital Eclipse introduce Age of Empires: The Age of Kings for Nintendo DS, scheduled for release this holiday. The standard-bearer for real-time strategy games on the Windows platform, Ensemble Studios' Age of Empires property has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. Read more for details ...

Buena Vista Games Signs 'Turok' License

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games announced today that Classic Media, Inc. has awarded BVG the video game publishing rights to the comicbook property, Turok. The new Turok games will target the core gamer audience and will be developed by BVG's new Vancouver studio, Propaganda Games, and are scheduled for multiple console and handheld game platforms, including the next generation successors.

'Ghost Wars' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hip Games today announced it has signed Ghost Wars a new Real-Time Strategy game for its ever-growing portfolio of brands and franchises. Developed by Digital Reality Ghost Wars is scheduled for release on PC in early 2006.

'7 Sins' (PS2/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

7 Sins is an action-oriented life simulation that immerses mature players in a world of celebrity and greed, where the right relationship can help you claw your way up the career and social ladder. In a game universe where fame and fortune are all that really matter, players charm, finagle, fib, and finesse their way through seven campaigns and over 60 non-linear missions in hopes of reaching the top.

SEGA's E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced its lineup of entertainment titles for E3 2005. SEGA will feature titles developed for a broad base of home and handheld platforms including PS2, Xbox, GameCube, GBA, NDS, PSP, PC and X360. New titles like Fill Auto, Condemned: Criminal Origins, Phantasy Star Online, Condemned, Sonic, Virtua Tennis, Spartan Total Warrior and several others ...

'Call of Cthulhu: Destiny's End' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed in its E3 lineup the other day, Hip Games today announce the signing of Call of Cthulhu: Destiny's End, a third-person survival horror game based on the works of revered author H.P. Lovecraft. Developed by Headfirst Productions, the game opens in a contemporary setting deeply entrenched in the perverse world of Cthulhu mythos. In a unique twist to the horror genre, "Destiny's End" will require the player to control two different characters that are dependant on each other for survival.

'Frame City Killer' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Well that did not take too long. As we revealed last night, Namco today officially announced Frame City Killer, a next-generation action game for the Xbox 360. Featuring astoundingly detailed graphics powered by the Unreal Engine 3 and immersive, non-linear gameplay, Frame City Killer is set to deliver an intense gaming experience this holiday season in North America and Europe.

2KGames Announces 'Zathura' (PS2/XBox) Movie Deal

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games announced today an exclusive licensing agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to publish and distribute a video game based on Columbia Pictures' upcoming film Zathura.

'Forza Motorsport' (Xbox) Crosses European Finish Line

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forza Motorsport allows gamers to own, collect and transform their own personalised fleet of speed machines from an unprecedented lineup of more than 230 cars made by over 60 top manufacturers. Forza Motorsport is now available for a suggested retail price of £39.99.

'Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes' (Xbox) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 3:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Launched by Deep Silver in the UK, Phantagram are once again uniting forces with the publisher, for the imminent sequel, Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes. The sequel boasts impressive graphics, larger armies, diverse battlefields, enhanced Xbox Live features and most importantly a greater number of hero characters, each with special moves and powers to discover. Only through the player's mastery of their hero character, will they lead their forces to victory, covering the lands in darkness or banishing the shadows forever.

'Full Auto' (X360) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA is working on a new car combat racing game Full Auto, Under development at Toronto-based Pseudo Interactive this Xbox 360 title will have you race around in a city, not free roaming a la GTA, fending off rivals. You play as a retired race driver who is forced to return by a gang called the Shephers, who control the city on Staunton. Full Auto will feature various modes such as a career mode, pursuit, arena, and tag. Of course there will also be Xbox live support for up to eight-player.

'Far Cry Instincts' (PS2/Xbox) Developer Q&A

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Far Cry Instincts will take things a step even further with its wide open environments and unique immersive gameplay elements. Far Cry Instincts takes the PC version's signature locations, Full-Action Response A.I. (F.A.R. concept), and unprecedented view-distance, and combines them with improved gameplay scenarios. Long in development it was prime time to have a chat with lead game designer Jean-François Dugas.

Xbox Review - 'Psychonauts'

by Justin on May 13, 2005 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

A deranged scientist is abducting students from the Psychonauts boot camp and a powerful new cadet named Raz stands alone against the lunatic. Raz must develop and unleash an arsenal of paranormal powers, including the ability to launch himself telepathically into someone else's mind -- and take on their inner demons, nightmares and secret memories.

'Frame City' (X360) Revealed

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Next week Namco will announce a new action/adventure game for the Xbox 360, named Frame City, scheduled for winter 2005 release. While no specific details are available at this point, it is said to be powered by Unreal Technology, but no further specifcations were given. Framce City will be officially announced on May 16th and a trailer is to follow a few days later on the 20th.

GBA Review - 'Hugo - The Evil Mirror'

by Agustin on May 13, 2005 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Hugo - The Evil Mirror, players embark on an adventure through 60 different game levels and three unique worlds in order to free main character Hugo who has been trapped in a mirror by the evil witch Scylla. The title features three levels of difficulty, numerous power-ups, a unique monster system and strong puzzle elements involved in each level design.

SCi's E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCi Games, publishers of computer games with titles such as Carmageddon, The Italian Job and the Conflict series (Desert Storm I & II and Vietnam), will be showcasing their latest titles at E3, such as : Total Overdose, Roll Call, Battlestation: Midway, Rogue Trooper, Conflict: Global Terror. Read more for details ...

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game will provide players with extremely dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where players are to oppose dangerous and wise enemies, a large set of multifarious weaponry, possibility to control various machinery, incredible detailing and game world interactivity, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, a well-balanced multiplayer with numerous modes: DM, CTF, Co-op, various team games and much more.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (PS3/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice. Gamers will play as Ethan Thomas, an FBI agent in the Serial Crimes Unit (SCU), whose pursuit of relentless serial killers leads him through detailed urban environments filled with deadly sociopaths who lurk on the periphery of humanity.

EA Developing 25 Next-Gen Titles

by Rainier on May 13, 2005 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that it has 25 videogames for next generation consoles currently in development. EA's announced next generation line-up will be at the upcoming E3 in Los Angeles, May 18-20, 2005.