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SNK's E3 2005 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Judy on May 25, 2005 @ 11:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from SNK's 2005 E3 lineup:

'Empire Earth II' - v1.10 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi has released a new update patch for MadDoc's 3D RTS Empire Earth II. This update brings your US or European retail game to v1.10 and addresses a slew of fixes, gameplay tweaks, game crashes and even a few new features (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers #512

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 4:25 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 :

  • Madagascar - Trailer #4
  • PT Boats: Knights of the Sea - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Starship Troopers - Trailer #2
  • Swashbucklers: Blue & Grey - E3 2005 Trailer


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

'Bet On Soldier' - 42 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill.

'Sniper Elite' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spring 1945: World War 2 is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for a devastated Berlin. The cold war starts... As a sniper, recruited by the OSS (former CIA), it is the beginning of a lonely stealth mission in the Russian territory. In development since 2003, Sniper Elite is a sniping/stealth game due to be released on PS2, PC and Xbox.

'London Taxi' - Proper Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 2:36 p.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. The demo allows you to play as one character (Andy) in Time games mode(8,15 or 24 minute games). Read more for download links ...

'Championship Manager 5' - v5.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 2:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos has already released a new patch for Beautiful Game Studios' soccer manager Championship Manager 5. This update brings your retail game to v5.02 and addresses various gameplay issues, adds shortcut keys, improves the engine, player interaction and plenty more adjustments. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Pursuit Force' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pursuit Force is a fast-paced arcade-action game, that fuses driving and combat mechanics to create a unique gaming experience for PSP. Developed by Bigbig Studios, a new development team that pulls together some of the leading creative talent in the gaming industry, Pursuit Force follows the misadventures of a rookie Police Officer tracking down five criminal gangs across an entire fictional state in America.

'ToCA Race Driver 3' Ahead Of Schedule

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemaster has updated the official ToCA Race Driver 3 website reflecting a change in release date for its latest racing simulation. Where it previously stated the 3rd edition in the franchise would be released winter 2005, it has now been pushed forward and has a tentative release autumn 2005 release date (thanks Blues).

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences. The development team approached the game as a director's cut of the film, which will allow the player to utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun.

'Stronghold 2' - v1.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2KGames has released the first patch for its 3D castle-sim and siege-warfare RTS Stronghold 2. This patch brings your retail game to v1.2 and addresses some multiplayer issues and fixes various bug and game crashes. Read more for details and download links ..

'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament. Each contestant in this international competition must confront a fire-breathing dragon, rescue friends from the icy depths of the Black Lake, and navigate the twisting mysteries of a vast, dangerous maze. Players will experience all the thrills of the movie -- from the Quidditch World Cup campsite to a heart-stopping duel with Lord Voldemort himself!

'Arc The Lad: End of Darkness' (PS2) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today announced that Arc The Lad: End of Darkness has gone gold for the PS2. The first title in the Arc The Lad series to feature real-time combat, End of Darkness allows players to engage in epic clashes in a massive and detailed game world alone or with friends, in the game's story mode or in online cooperative or competitive multiplayer modes.

'Starship Troopers' (ALL) - 36 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Strangelite Studio, the game is based on the Starship Troopers movie in which you will take the role of an elite 'special forces' trooper in the Mobile Infantry spearheading the assault against thousands of intelligent enemy bugs, emulating the best scenes from the movie and a whole lot more! Finally some new screens & trailer showing a different environment ...

'Ultimate Spider-Man' (PS2/Xbox) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take on the role of the world’s most famous Super Hero, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and one of his most menacing nemeses, Venom, in an original storyline written and illustrated by the creative team behind the best-selling “Ultimate Spider-Man” comic book series. Check out the freshly launched Ultimate Spider-Man official website.

'Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike' (Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announces that it will release Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike exclusively for Xbox in August 2005. Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike will expand the gameplay with more maps, missions, and weapons. With a SRP of $29.99, this will bring an exciting new eleven mission single player campaign and expanded Xbox LIVE multiplayer content.

'Dogtag' (Xbox/X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An elite Spec Ops Squad is at 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?

Actors Unions Ask Members For Video Game Industry Strike

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The video game industry has been in talks with actors unions for quite some time now, but when talks broke down last December it has become clear that unions are leaning towards their only alternative, striking. The breakdown was over ongoing payments to actors and actresses for each copy of a game sold to which they contribute their voices and likenesses, while the game publishers want to stick to one payment up-front.

'Madagascar' (ALL) Journeys Into Retail

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on DreamWorks' feature film, Madagascar The Game lets players discover their true animal instincts when an adventurous journey lands them on the remote island of Madagascar. Gamers must master each animal's individual survival skills in order to tackle obstacles and foes in scenarios from the movie and beyond.

Activision Acquires Canadian Developer Beenox

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 7:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision today announced that it has acquired game developer Beenox, known for several Mac or console to PC ports, currently working on Fantastic Four. The acquisition further bolsters Activision's internal development capabilities by providing it with a foothold in the province of Quebec.

'Joint Task Force' - 56 New Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 4:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Joint Task Force, under development at Mithis Interactive by former Panzers creators, is a state-of-the-art military RTS with a contemporary setting. Read more for new screens ...

'Heavenly Sword' (PS3) - Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A stunningly beautiful martial arts drama set in a mythical time and place in the Far East, Heavenly Sword uses state-of-the-art technology and gameplay made possible by PS3. Heavenly Sword, developed by Ninja Theory, takes players on a roller coaster of emotion and action that truly exploits the potential of gaming as the new artistic entertainment medium.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360) - Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 4:14 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.

'Fire Emblem' (NGC) - 38 New Screens

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take command of a band of mercenaries loyal only to you, and guide them to victory against the forces of the Daein kingdom! Turn-based strategy gives you maximum control of your army. As your characters gain experience, shape their abilities by giving them special skill sets, and develop your army into a unique fighting force.

Logitech to Offer Licensed X360 Products

by Judy on May 25, 2005 @ 3:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech today announced plans to manufacture officially licensed peripherals for the Xbox 360. Logitech currently makes a family of award-winning controllers for Xbox, featuring gamepads, a steering wheel and a headset.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend'

by Alicia on May 25, 2005 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend hopes to restore the Tomb Raider franchise to the prestige it had years ago. 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.

X360 Preview - 'Kameo: Elements of Power'

by Corey Owen on May 25, 2005 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Kameo: Elements of Power is an action-adventure game with role-playing elements for gamers of all ages and skill levels. From legendary game developer Rare, Kameo: Elements of Power sends players on a magical and epic journey full of intense combat, magnificent exploration and innovative morph-into-warrior action.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Hitman: Blood Money'

by Alicia on May 25, 2005 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth'

by Thomas Wilde on May 25, 2005 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is an eagerly anticipated first-person horror adventure based on the award winning RPG from Chaosium that in turn is based on the writings of the acclaimed American horror author H. P. Lovecraft...

'Battles in Italy' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 25, 2005 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Strategic Studies Group (SSG) announced that the next game in the Decisive Battles Series, Battles in Italy, is now available for purchase from the Matrix Games web store. Battles in Italy brings the award-winning series to three pivotal battles: Sicily (Operation Husky), Salerno (Operation Avalanche), and the unfortunate Operation Shingle, the invasion at Anzio.