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'Puyo Pop Fever' (NDS) Rolls into Stores

by Judy on May 3, 2005 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus announced today that Puyo POP FEVER , the classic action-puzzle game for the Nintendo DS, has shipped to retailers nationwide. With the unique Touch Screen control and 8-player simultaneous puzzle action with a single Game Card, this version boasts exclusive features not found on any other system.

Various Game Trailers #495

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 11:56 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 :

  • SSX 4 - Trailer
  • Gothic III - Trailer
  • Indigo Prophecy - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Kingdom Hearts II - Trailer
  • Metal Combat - Trailer #3
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked! - E3 2005 Trailer
  • TimeShift - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Tycoon City: New York - E3 2005 Trailer

'Romance of the Three Kingdoms X' (PS2) - 29 New Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 5:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Romance of the Three Kingdoms X will cover nearly 147 years of Chinese history starting with the fall of the Han Dynasty at the end of second century A.D. Developed by KOEI, Romance of the Three Kingdoms X is produced by Kou Shibusawa. The game is for one player, rated "T" by the ESRB, and scheduled to launch in North America in June 2005.

'Rush for Berlin' - First Screen

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 4:58 p.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. The act symbolizes the total defeat of the Third Reich and means the end of the war on the European continent. Players face more and more challenges, as they get closer to the capital. The game is based on historical facts and gives wide possibilities for changing history and playing an alternative reality.

'SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 4:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo, is a stunning racing simulation which combines both realistic car physics, and vibrant graphics together with classic Role Playing Game elements to become the first 'CARPG' ever developed. Black Bean has released a demo for SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo allowing you to try out three tracks with various modes and three available cars. Read more for download links ...

'Dungeon & Dragons Online' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 2:32 p.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 ..

'Pariah' (Xbox/PC) Infects Retail Stores

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Groove Games today announced the shipping of the highly touted first-person action game, Pariah. Developed by independent development studio, Digital Extremes, Pariah hits store shelves this week on the Xbox and the PC.

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 1:02 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.

'Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee' (PSP) Slices into Stores

by Judy on May 3, 2005 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony announced today the release of Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee, available exclusively for the PSP. Featuring all new courses and characters supported with additional game modes, including wireless connectivity through Ad Hoc, Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee preserves the familiarity of the franchise, while providing unique portable golf gaming entertainment.

1C Company's E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C Company unveiled today the 23 titles to be shown at the E3 convention in May, 2005, a lineup across all genres of gaming, including first-person action titles, real-time strategy, simulation and role-playing games, set across history and in deep space, on both land and seam inclusing the yet unannounced Outfront II (aka Soldiers: Heroes of World War II). Read more for details ...

'Starshatter' - v4.5.0 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games has released a new update for its space combat simulation, Starshatter. This 4.5.0 update includes an all new DirectX 9 rendering engine, user-interface, terrain engine and improvements to shading, textures, and graphical effects such as bump and specular maps. Additional improvements include increased missile payload for ships, minor bug fixes with flight patterns, and more responsive controls.

'Forza Motorsport' (Xbox) Screeches Into Retail

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that its critically-acclaimed Xbox driving simulator, Forza Motorsport, has shipped to retail stores and is now available wherever video games are sold for a suggested retail price of $49.99 (U.S.). One of the most highly anticipated game titles of 2005, Forza Motorsport offers gamers and car enthusiasts the ability to completely transform an ordinary factory car into a speed-drenched racing machine.

'Knights of Honor' Goes Gold in North America

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher and developer Paradox Interactive announced today that the medieval real-time strategy title Knights of Honor has gone gold and will ship to retail stores across North America on May 10, 2005. The game has been rated E+10 and has a SRP of $39.99.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (Xbox) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean trying to become the most revered and feared pirate in history - exploring high seas and exotic ports, overtaking enemies in fierce naval battles, engaging in duels and attempting to seize valuable booty.

Activision Acquires Developer Toys For Bob

by Judy on May 3, 2005 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision today announced that it has acquired game developer Toys For Bob. Most recently the companies have worked together on the upcoming children's game Madagascar, based on DreamWorks animated feature film. The game is slated to ship this month timed to the movie's release.

'EverQuest II' Heroine Sought

by Judy on May 3, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The "Quest for Antonia" begins May 17th when Stuff Magazine and Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) launch a nationwide search for the woman who most resembles heroine Antonia Bayle from the online video game EverQuest II.

Webzen's E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Webzen today officially announced its lineup for the E3 in Los Angeles from May 18-20, 2005. Webzen's 9,000 square foot booth will feature its upcoming titles, including "SUN," "Huxley" and "All Points Bulletin (APB)," all currently in development for the North American market. Also featured are "Wiki," "Parfait Station" and international MMOG sensation "MU."

'Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' (PS2) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 4:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Dungeon & Dragons Online' - Facts & Features

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 4:25 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.

'Tycoon City: New York' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tycoon City: New York will challenge players to "make it big" in Manhattan, is in development and scheduled to ship during the Holiday 2005 season. In Tycoon City: New York, players become moguls by constructing and customizing hundreds of businesses and famous landmarks anywhere and anyway they want in a bustling simulation of New York City. Players must create and improve their businesses to outclass the competition, and become rich and famous in New York City.

'TimeShift' (Xbox/PC) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeShift is an innovative FPS 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.

'Indigo Prophecy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A free-flowing game during which players can assume the role of multiple characters and experience the game from multiple viewpoints, Fahrenheit allows players' actions to affect the plot by offering a scenario driven interactive experience. Through motion picture techniques such as actor direction, multi-camera views, motion tracking and a contextual music score, players find themselves intimately immersed in the game.

'GT Legends' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The unmistakable body of a Porsche 906, the goose bump provoking sound of a Ford Mustang and the sophisticated skills required of the driver of a Corvette Stingray are synonymous with the motor sports of the 60s and 70s. Equipped with the official licence of the FIA GTC '65, FIA TC '65 and FIA GTC-TC '76 respectively, this year, 10TACLE STUDIOS and developer SimBin will recreate the period of great racing adventures by introducing GT Legends. Check the freshly launched GT Legends website, or read more for new screens...

Telltale Games Secures Investment And Expands Staff

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

Telltale, founded by former LucasArts employees, confirmed today that is has closed $0.6 million in private financing assisted by the financial advisory firm avance. These funds will be used to further finance the development of its comic book based adventure Bone, and also to expand the staff with various former LucasArts programmers, artists and designers, as well as a former Evil Genius lead artist. Read more for details ...

'Medal of Honor European Assault' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Europe 1942. These are desperate hours for Allied forces as the Nazi war machine rages across a devastated European landscape. You are US Army Lieutenant William Holt, hand-picked by William “Wild Bill” Donovan to be the first field agent of the newly formed Office of Strategic Services­the OSS. Medal of Honor European Assault makes you the driving force in the struggle to liberate Europe.

'Dungeon Lords' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 2:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeon Lords blends the depth of an epic Fantasy RPG with the flexibility of an FPS-style control system. Gamers journey through a land of ancient castles and dungeon lairs to engage in real-time tactical combat with a variety of deadly foes. It's not just about the battles though, as magic spells and hundreds of powerful weapons and artifacts play a huge role in the game.

'Armies of Exigo' - v1.4 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts has released a new patch for Black Hole Games' 3D RTS Armies of Exigo. This update brings your retail game to v1.4 and adds various new features, several multiplayer enhancements, a slew of balance changes for Empire, Beast and Fallen, and a long list of game tweaks and bug fixes. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Twelve : Sengoku Fûshinden' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami has revealed its newest NIS-style simulation RPG, Twelve : Sengoku Fûshinden, coming to the PSP and scheduled for a summer release in Japan. Writen by Kawakami Minoru and character design by Naruse Chisato, Twelve : Sengoku Fûshinden is about 12 allied characters protected by 12 spirits, representing the 12 signs of the chinese zodiac, while your enemies are based off famous generals and historical people. You can check some artwork over at the freshly launched website.

'Juniper Crescent: The Sapphire Claw' - Game Details & Screens

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Juniper Crescent: The Sapphire Claw is a cartoon comedy game for the PC driven by a strong, compelling story and lively, fun characters. Based on characters from the comic strip, Juniper Crescent, the player controls Scout the One-Eyed Cat as he reluctantly agrees to search for the fabled artefact, the Sapphire Claw.

'Cold Winter' (PS2) - 16 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Captured, conveniently forgotten, tortured, and left for dead, MI6 agent Andrew Sterling awaits execution in a Chinese prison. The story begins when a mysterious friend from his past rescues him, setting off a chain of events that could rock the very foundations of global security and wreak chaos on a worldwide level.

PS2 Review - 'Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity'

by Agustin on May 3, 2005 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

A deadly mist called the "Miasma" spreads across the land, killing all in its path. Having forsaken hope, the inhabitants simply await their deaths. Spero, a member of the Imperial Legion, has been given the task of hunting spirits to further the alchemic studies of his friend Viser. The young soldier hopes this will bring an end to the Miasma. Meanwhile, a shaman warrior named Linea believes that she can save the world by opening the fabled Gate of Eternity.

Kingdom Hearts II - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on May 3, 2005 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Hearts II follows Sora, Donald, and Goofy on their continuing quest to find their friends and King Mickey. It has been a year since the events of Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, the story begins in Twilight Town, a quiet burg nestled between night and day. Sora and friends are joined by a vibrant new cast of characters, including the king himself! In the effort to help Mulan and stop the villain Hades' devious plots, they will encounter countless dangers both familiar and brand-new. For the impatient people, Square-Enix just launched the official Japanese website.