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'Playboy the Mansion: Private Party' Officially Announced

by Rainier on May 18, 2005 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed last week, Ubisoft, ARUSH, and Groove Games today officially announced that a PC expansion pack is being developed by Cyberlore Studios for Playboy: The Mansion.

'Age of Empires III' - Official Web Site Launched

by Judy on May 18, 2005 @ 4:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has launched the official web site for Ensemble Studios' real-time strategy title, Age of Empires III: Age of Discovery. Head on over there to check out hi-resolution screenshots, game information, dev diaries, and music samples.

'City of Villains' to Use AGEIA Physics

by Judy on May 18, 2005 @ 4:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGEIA Technologies today announced that Cryptic Studios is using AGEIA's NovodeX physics software to create amazingly realistic effects and interactive environments for its upcoming City of Villains' Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) Role-Playing Game.

3000 AD vs. Dreamcatcher - Round Two

by Judy on May 18, 2005 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Universal Combat: A World Apart went gold on April 15, but several issues with Dreamcatcher, the publishe, have not only held up the boxed retail release of that title, but also led to the termination of the agreement. As a result, rights have reverted back to 3000 AD, who is in the process of negotiating with other parties for the retail rights to this title.

'Precursors' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2005 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Precursors, a sci-fi action game from Deep Shadow, developers of Boiling Point, leads you into unexplored regions of space, where he can fly with huge battle ships from planet to planet.

'Heavenly Sword' (PS3) Announced

by Judy on May 18, 2005 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Ninja Theory today announced an exclusive development and publishing agreement that will bring Ninja Theory's eagerly anticipated title, Heavenly Sword, to PlayStation 3.

'Alan Wake' (PS3/X360/PC) Officially Announced - Screens

by Judy on May 18, 2005 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Remedy Entertainment unveiled Alan Wake today at E3. Alan Wake is a psychological action thriller, a unique new take in the world of gaming. The game is set in an idyllic all-American small town and its surroundings in the state of Washington.

'Brothers in Arms Earned In Blood' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Judy on May 18, 2005 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft and developer Gearbox Software announced Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood for current-generation video game consoles and PC, scheduled for holiday 2005. Read more for details and screens ...

LucasArts Reveals Planned Games Lineup

by Judy on May 18, 2005 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts today announced a new Indiana Jones video game, set for release on next-generation consoles in 2007, Star Wars Battlefront II for PSP this fall, in addition to previously unveiled PS2, Xbox, and PC versions.

Activision's E3 2005 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on May 18, 2005 @ 7:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today sees the official E3 2005 kickoff, and here we go with another motherload of media. We got screens and trailers for the following Activision titles :

'Stranglehold' (X360) Announced

by Judy on May 18, 2005 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games today announced Stranglehold, an intense action game currently in development for next generation consoles. Stranglehold is a collaboration with world renowned action film director, John Woo's (Face/Off, Hard Boiled, The Killer) Tiger Hill Entertainment and is scheduled to release in 2006.

Digital Jesters Signs 'DogTag' (Xbox/X360/PC)

by Judy on May 18, 2005 @ 6:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed a few days ago, Digital Jesters today announced the signing of an action-packed new urban warfare title DogTag, which will be due for release on PC and Xbox 360 in 2006. Developed by DiezelPower Studios with dedicated teams in both France and Japan, the gritty street combat game will be published by Digital Jesters across all territories worldwide.

Various Game Trailers #507

by Judy on May 18, 2005 @ 6:07 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 :

  • Arc the Lad: End of Darkness - E3 Trailer
  • Bet on Solder - Trailer #5
  • Dungeon Siege II - E3 Trailer
  • Gears of War - E3 Trailer
  • Ghost Recon 3 - E3 Trailer
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas [Xbox] - E3 Trailer
  • Just Cause - Trailer
  • MotoGP 4 - E3 Trailer
  • Pac'n Roll - E3 Trailer
  • Paraworld - E3 Trailer
  • Prince of Persia 3 - E3 Trailer
  • Quake 4 [X360] - Trailer
  • Sigma Star Saga - E3 Trailer
  • Sniper Elite - E3 Trailer
  • Soul Calibur III - E3 Trailer
  • The Suffering: Ties That Bind - E3 Trailer
  • Tomb Raider Legend - E3 Trailer
  • Urban Reign - E3 Trailer
  • We Love Katamari - E3 Trailer


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

'Paraworld' - Screens & E3 2005 Trailer

by Rainier on May 18, 2005 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paraworld combes for the first time ever a setting never seen before with personalized unit management, it brings new life to the real-time strategy genre. Modern elements blend with primeval conditions in a long forgotten, incredibly beautiful prehistoric world. Creatures long extinct come once more to life, a constant danger to anyone living in the area. Read more for details and screens ...

PS2 Preview - 'Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure'

by Thomas Wilde on May 18, 2005 @ 5:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure combines combat, action, adventure and stealth, using a thrilling graffiti-driven framework to tell its story of self-expression and the fight for creative freedom. A thug, an outcast, a rebel...the lead character, Trane, is all of these in Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. He sets out to earn his street cred by getting his graffiti tag up throughout the politically oppressive city of New Radius but as events unfold, Trane becomes the unlikely leader of an urban revolution.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Stubbs the Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse'

by John Curtis on May 18, 2005 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Based on an updated version of the same engine technology used in Bungie's first person shooter "Halo," "Rebel Without a Pulse" puts players in control of a wisecracking zombie named Stubbs, "who takes on an ultra-modern city of the future using nothing but his own carcass and the weapons of his possessed enemies." The game is rife with tongue-in-cheek humor, a strong storyline and innovative combat techniques.

'Driver 2006' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on May 18, 2005 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced that the next game in the Driver series, known for now only as Driver 2006, is currently in development by its award-winning studio, Reflections Interactive.

PC Review - 'SWAT 4'

by Mike Davila on May 18, 2005 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

SWAT 4 allows players to take control of a squad of up to five police officers tasked with performing dangerous operations such as high-risk arrests, hostage rescue and counter-terrorism.

'Killer 7' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2005 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2005 May 18th

Years have passed; violence and instability have started to beleaguer developed nations. People with crazed and distorted smiles are appearing throughout the world. Anyone with this "Heaven's Smile" becomes violent and begins attacking anybody within close proximity. Now these crazed soldiers have started to overthrow huge city governments and have even taken the life of Harman's beloved Suzy. It is up to the player to utilize the special powers that dwell within Harman's seven "partners" to assassinate the powerful underworld kingpin behind it all, Kun Lan.

'Viewtiful Joe VFX Battle' (NGC/PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2005 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2005 May 18th

Bringing intense versus-style action, new features and enhancements to the PSP system, Viewtiful Joe: Red Hot Rumble has Joe and his friends battling it out with their VFX powers to determine who will star in Captain Blue's latest production.

Crime Life: Gangs Wars' (Xbox/PC) Coming To North America - Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2005 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today announced that it will unleash Crime Life: Gang Wars for the Xbox and PC this fall. Read more for details and screens ...

Epic's Unreal Engine 3 Also on Playstation 3

by Rainier on May 18, 2005 @ 12:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic Games announced today that it intends to offer its Unreal Engine 3 technology and tools under Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s Tools and Middleware program for Playstation 3 as soon as the license program is started.

Konami Expands 'Metal Gear' Franchise With Three New Titles

by Rainier on May 18, 2005 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today announced a new development team will be formed inside Konami Corporation. Former Konami Computer Entertainment Japan West Team, lead by creator Hideo Kojima, embarks on a new era as “Kojima Productions” inside Konami Corporation. MGS 4, Metal Gear Acid 2, and MGS 3: Subsistencenare the first projects. Read more for details ...

'Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow' (NDS) Game Details

by Rainier on May 18, 2005 @ 12:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami announced today new details about Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow for the NDS. Set in the year 2036, DoS continues the storyline that first emerged in the critically acclaimed Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow for the GBA. While the new 2D side scrolling action game will contain all the classic gameplay that fans of the series have come to expect, Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow will also incorporate innovative gameplay elements.

'Dawn of War: Winter Assault' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 18, 2005 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault features a deeper single-player experience, a brand new fifth race – The Imperial Guard – and even more intense Dawn of War action. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault is based on the world of Warhammer 40,000 - the dark, futuristic, fantasy universe from Games Workshop.

'Winback 2: Project Poseidon' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Judy on May 18, 2005 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI today revealed that developer Cavia has begun working on Winback 2: Project Poseidon, the long-awaited follow-up to the intense third-person action shooter that originally appeared on the N64 and PlayStation 2. The first trailer, packed with Hong Kong cinema style gunplay, is being screened this week at E3 booth #2508.