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KOEI Reveals 'NI-OH' (PS3) - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 11:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI for the first time revealed dramatic footage of its inaugural PlayStation 3 title, NI-OH at Sony's exclusive E3 Press Briefing. The clip, which depicts a blonde-haired samurai with blue eyes, is also being screened at the KOEI booth during the E3 held this week in the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Microsoft Pre-E3 Media Briefing Wrap Up

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 10:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tonight, Microsoft had its pre-E3 media briefing at the Shrine Auditorium. One of the major announcemens was the commitment of Square Enix to bring its Final Fantasy series to the X360, starting with FF XI. X360 will be backwards-compatible with top-selling Xbox games, and currently more than 160 games are in development for X360, with 25 to 40 games slated for release this calendar year. Various new titles were confirmed such as Mistwalker's Blue Dragon, Quake 4, Call of Duty 2, Capcom's Dead Rising, Epic's Gears of War and also reiterated are the X360 specs. Read more for details ...

Sony Officially Announces Playstation 3

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 9:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At a press conference held in Los Angeles, California, today, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. revealed the outline of its Playstation 3 (PS3) , incorporating the world's most advanced Cell processor with super computer like power. Prototypes of PS3 will also be showcased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the world's largest interactive entertainment exhibition held in Los Angeles, from May 18th to 20th. read more for details, and specs...

'America's Army: Special Forces' - v2.4 Update Available NOW

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The US Army has released a new updated version for America's Army: Special Forces (Q-Course). This upgrade brings their team-based multiplayer game to v2.4 and includes a combination of random spawns with random and dynamic objectives, "carryable" objectives, random extraction points, four new Special Forces missions, and two new weapons. This time around there is no update patch due to an engine upgrade from Unreal 2.0 to v2.5. Read more for details and download links ...

'Dogtag' Revealed (Xbox/X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An elite Special Ops Squad is sent in under your command. Your team’s mission: Arrest and retrieve the command structure behind the rebellion. If retrieval is not possible, neutralize the battalion command. Can you still pull the trigger when the enemy is your friend?

'CellFactor' Revealed

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CellFactor is an FPS set in a warfare industrial atmosphere. As the plot develops, you'll gain access to other two main characters as well, each one with distinctive singularities in the game play. You'll count with a great amount of traditional and experimental weapons, and even your character will get more powerful as the game goes along.

Capcom Signs 'Darkwatch'

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced that they have reached an agreement with premier development house High Moon Studios, Inc. to publish their flagship title, Darkwatch. Darkwatch is an immersive, story driven FPS for the PS2 and the Xbox that blends the lawless action of the Wild West with the blood-soaked horror of vampire movies.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' Announced - Screen

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software and Activision today announced the development of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. Developed by Splash Damage and built on id Software's new MegaTexture rendering technology, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in the ultimate online strategic shooter.

'MetalHeart: Replicants Rampage' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella and Numlock Software are glad to inform you that the post-apocalyptic RPG MetalHeart: Replicants Rampage is complete! The gold master is sent for the final prerelease test. The exact release date will be announced next week. Please feel free to explore the Metalheart web site to find the comprehensive information concerning the game.

Blizzard Acquires Swinging Ape Studios

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard Entertainment today announced that it has completed the acquisition of acclaimed console developer Swingin' Ape Studios. The Swingin' Ape team boasts more than 50 games' worth of collective design and development experience across all major platforms.

'ER' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legacy Interactive is pleased to announce that the upcoming title ER, has gone gold and been released to manufacturing. Shipping later this month for PC, the ER game is licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and will be published by Legacy Interactive and distributed by Vivendi. ER will have an SRP of $29.95.

'QUAKE 4' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software announced today that it is bringing QUAKE 4 to the Xbox 360. Currently in development by Raven Software in cooperation with id Software, the game will be debuted at the E3 Expo in Activision's booth #1224 in the South Hall on May 18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

2K Sports' E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports today announced its summer and fall lineup of sports titles that will be highlighted at the E3 2005. Always setting the standard in visual quality and exciting innovation, 2K Sports' E3 2005 lineup features titles developed for the PS2, Xbox, X360, PSP, GBA and NDS. On display will be Top Spin, Top Spin 2, NBA 2K6, Amped 3, College Hoops 2K6, NHL 2K6, and World Poker Tour 2K6. Read more fr details...

Adventre Company Signs 'Journey to the Center of the Moon' - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced it will publish Journey to the Center of the Moon for PC. A captivating graphic adventure based on legendary author Jules Verne's From the Earth the Moon, this game will debut at the 2005 E3.

'The Sacred Rings' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 10:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced it will publish (Aura 2), the sequel to Aura: Fate of the Ages, for PC.

1C Company Acquires Cenega

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C officially announced today that it has acquired 100 percent of Cenega Distribution Group and Cenega Publishing.

'The Outfit' (X360) Announced - Facts

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and Relic Entertainment today announced The Outfit, an explosive squad-based action game for the X360, scheduled to release holiday 2005. Combining intense squad-based combat and easy to use strategic gameplay elements with the cinematic intensity of a blockbuster movie, The Outfit is a lethal combination of high action and strategy. Set within war ravaged Europe during World War II, the game takes players behind enemy lines, battling the Nazi War Machine through a variety of larger than life combat missions.

'Saints Row' (X360) Announced - Facts

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and development studio Volition today announced Saints Row. An evolution in open world gaming, Saints Row provides an unprecedented amount of freedom to experience the game as the player sees fit. The game, based in the fictional urban surroundings of Still Water, is action adventure with its core as a third-person shooter. Scheduled to release worldwide on the Xbox 360 in 2005, Saints Row will make its public debut at the E3 in Los Angeles, CA, May 18.

CDV's E3 2005 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV has released new material for its E3 2005 titles. Today we have new screens for titles such as : American Conquest: Nation Divided, Codename Pazers: Phase Two, War Front: Turning Point, and War Leaders: Clash of Nations. Read more to check them out ...

Various Game Trailers #505

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 6:04 a.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 :

  • Frame City Killer - E3 2005 Trailer
  • The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Batman Begins - Trailer
  • Codename: Panzers Phase Two - E3 2005 Trailer


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

2K Games' E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 5:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games today announced their lineup for the 2005 E3 Expo in Los Angeles on May 18 – 20, 2005. 2K Games will feature a wide variety of games for the PC, PS2, the Xbox, and the Xbox 360 in booth #968 in the South Hall, as well as additional titles that will be featured by ATI and Bethesda Softworks in their respective booths. Read more for details ...

'Shadow The Hedgehog' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadow The Hedgehog, an exciting new spin-off from SEGA’s best-selling Sonic The Hedgehog series, is currently in development at SEGA Studio USA, under the direction of Takashi Iizuka, lead developer of Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2/ Battle, and Sonic Heroes.

2K Games Signs '24: The Game' (PS2)

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 5:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games today announced that it has signed an agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Twentieth Century Fox for exclusive North American publishing rights to 24: The Game for the PlayStation2

'Imperivm: Great Battles Of Rome' Announced - On Display At E3

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed together with Haemimont, previously known for Celtic Kings and Tzar, Imperivm GBR introduces RTC (Real Time Conquest), a novel gaming concept that combines three key ideas: Military conquest-oriented RTS, RPG features playing a key role in battles, storyline based on historical facts, scenarios and characters. Read more for details ...

Noviy Disk E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Noviy Disk will showcase seven key titles from its 2005 game slate at the 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo (booth # 6503, Kentia Hall). On display will be : NightWatch, Drive'n Kill, Lada Racing Club, Fast & Funny, The Antikiller, Night Wach Racing, and Metathrone Project.read more for details ...

'The Collective' Developing 'Dirty Harry' Game Featuring Clint Eastwood

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has selected The Collective to develop video games based on the Dirty Harry film franchise, which are being produced in partnership with Clint Eastwood's Malpaso and The Tehama Companies. The companies will bring the legendary character "Dirty Harry" Callahan to life on next generation consoles.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'TimeShift'

by Thomas Wilde on May 16, 2005 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

TimeShift is an innovative first-person shooter in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes, is in development by Saber Interactive for the PC and Xbox. TimeShift will leverage first-of-its-kind gameplay abilities and functionality, the latest graphics technology, and high production values to create a truly unique action game experience.

Xbox Review - 'Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition'

by Geson Hatchett on May 16, 2005 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition is the quintessential racing game for any true aficionado of the automotive and racing lifestyle, and is the only game to offer a full range of street vehicle culture including over 50 fully customizable licensed vehicles. The full spectrum includes import tuners, motorcycles and luxury rides all of which are fully customizable in both style and performance.

'DOFUS' Announced

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ankama Studio announces the world release of its MMORPG DOFUS, scheduled for release September 2005. Armed with the rising success of DOFUS French-speaking version, Ankama Studio takes the world by storm with the international launch of its MMORPG, available in French since September 2004, DOFUS is yet a reference in France and French-speaking regions of Canada, Belgium and Switzerland.

'Colosseum: Road to Freedom' (PS2) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Koei Europe announced today that "Colosseum: Road to Freedom" will ship to European territories in September 2005. Through this action/rpg gamers will experience first-hand the thrill of fighting in the gruesome spectacles of gladiator games, as well as the hardships of training as a slave.

Microsoft's Bill Gates Confirms Halo 3 (X360)

by Rainier on May 16, 2005 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamespot got the early scoop on an article that will run in next week's issue of Time Magazine, which includes an interview with Bill Gates about the Xbox 360 where he confirms earlier reports of a possible third Halo title : "Note to the hard-core faithful: the next version of Halo will not, repeat not, be ready in time for the launch of Xbox 360. It will be part of the all-important second wave next spring. 'It's perfect,' Gates says, radiant with bloodlust. 'The day Sony launches [the new PlayStation], and they walk right into Halo 3.'"