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'Brian Lara International Cricket' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 8:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing its heritage of being the definitive cricket game series, Brian Lara International Cricket comes ten years after Codemasters launched the original Brian Lara game and over five years since the series appeared on any platform. Brian Lara returns to game screens this summer in Brian Lara International Cricket for PS2, Xbox and PC.

'Civil War Bull Run' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 7:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Civil War Bull Run uses the weapons, strategies, and tactics of the Civil War without limiting game play to the actual battles of the era. The developed game engine will be fully customizable by the player so that they can create their own maps, modify ballistics, and basically change the entire game. This demo consists of our first tutorial where we teach the player the basics of CWBR as they lead a Brigade through the steps to support their Division.

Various Game Trailers #516

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 5:27 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 :

  • Nexuiz - Trailer
  • Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat - Trailer #3
  • Army Ranger: Mogadishu - Trailer


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

'Restricted Area' Escapes Custody And Heads For Retail

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whiptail Interactive today announced that Restricted Area, its critically acclaimed action/RPG, has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Restricted Area has been a highly anticipated game in the U.S. since its release last year in Germany.

'Ascension to the Throne' - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 4:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascension to the Throne is a turn-based strategy game with RPG elements. In a world of fantasy the hero will have to pass many tests on his way to victory. Enemies seek to stop players from regaining power and having taking revenge, gain new friends to aid you in reclaiming the throne. Become the King you were born to be - wise, brave and courageous.

'Lula 3D' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 4:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lula, the curvaceous producer of erotic movies, is in a serious fix. Just before shooting begins on her new film, three of her best bosom stars are kidnapped. There's no time to lose! Slip into Lula's role and race off to Frisco in her racy hot rod. Experience a wild chase across America with breakneck twists and a volley of erotic action. CDV finally announced a June 22 release date for Lula 3D, although only for German gamers. Whether or not Lula will ever see a release in North America is very questionable.

'Burnout Revenge' (PS2/Xbox) Also Taking a Spin on The X360 ?

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Online retailer GameStop shed new light on what has been rumored for some time now, Burnout Revenge coming to the X360. A product page listing shows that Criterion's latest edition in the Burnout franchise has a tentative release date of November 1st, and will be sold for an estmated price of $59.99, which has also been previously discussed as being a possible price tag for next-gen console titles. GameStop put a disclaimer on the listing, saying that the release date is subject to change, but if not, this would mean the X360 could come as early as November 1st, right on time for the holiday season...

Remedy Considering Digital Distribution For 'Alan Wake'

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 3:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an interview with EuroGamer, Remedy's Petri Järvilehto said that they were looking into the possibility to offer its upcoming next-gen title Alan Wake through a system similar to Valve's Steam. Fans of boxed games can rest assured though, as Remedy is only looking into it as an "option," while its main distributiuon will be done through the conventional boxed copy method. Petri also said that he thinks a digital only distribution is still a ways off.

'Colosseum: Road to Freedom' (PS2) - 33 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 2:03 p.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.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - 15 New Screens

by Judy on May 31, 2005 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will be the premier third generation massively multiplayer RPG. A vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology. Sigil’s expertise and experience in the field will bring groundbreaking static and dynamic content to the genre.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' - 13 New Screens

by Judy on May 31, 2005 @ 12:15 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.

'Far Cry Instincts' (PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry Instincts is a technically advanced gaming experience built from the ground up using the kind of cutting-edge technology that Far Cry fans will recognize from the PC title. Far Cry Instincts will ship for consoles in September 2005. Read more for new screens...

'Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory' - v1.03 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a new patch for its stealth action game Splinter Cell Chaos Theory. This update brings your game to v1.03 and mainly addresses multiplayer related game crashes, regular fixes and adjustments. Read more for download links ...

'Falcon 4.0: Allied Force' Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This summer, Lead Pursuit LLC, in association Graphsim Entertainment Inc., brings the spirit of Falcon 4.0 back to life with a totally updated simulator for 2005. Falcon 4.0: Allied Force pushes the boundaries once again for today's demanding gaming enthusiast on June 28th.

'ER' Enters Retail with Surgical Precision

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legacy Interactive and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment are pleased to announce the ER video game based on the acclaimed television series has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Available for PC/CD-ROM, ER is rated T for Teen and retails for $29.95.

'Supreme Ruler 2010' - v4.0012 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First has released a new patch Battlegoat's strategy game Supreme Ruler 2010. This update brings your retail game & demo to v4.0012 and adds a new mission, updates maps, adds new units & features, and a slew of bug and crash fixes. Read more for download links.

'Advent Rising' (Xbox) Begins Its Retail Journey

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An epic saga begins as Majesco today announced that the Xbox version of Advent Rising, the first in a blockbuster trilogy of sci-fi action video games, has shipped to retail outlets nationwide, the PC edition is scheduled for launch on June 30.

'Halo' - v1.07 Update Patch & Server Available NOW

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After last weeks Halo CE patch, Microsoft has now also issued a new patch for Gearbox/Bungie's first person shooter Halo: Combat Evolved. This upgrade brings your Halo retail to v1.07 and addresses a rare crash bug that could occur if a malicious individual (hacker) purposely imitates a game server and sends invalid data to clients who try to browse the server list. Read more for details and download links ...

'Ground Zero: Genesis of a New World' Delayed - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The player takes the role of the leader and has to build up a team – whatever action it may take. With the help of this team he has to take control of the world of Ground Zero. To achieve this he must conquer 20 different locations and protect them from his enemies. The leader can choose between 250 different equipments like weapons, armour, building materials and food. There are 4 different professions: mercenary, technician, hunter, and doctor.

Microsoft Signs 'Fonix Speech' For X360

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 8:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fonix Speech announced an agreement to continue to deliver Fonix voice command technology to the Xbox 360. Fonix Speech is an integrated communications carrier providing telecommunications services and value-added speech technologies

Japanese State Bans 'GTA III' Sales to Minors

by Judy on May 31, 2005 @ 8:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A state in Japan has decided to ban a U.S. video game from being sold or rented to minors, after officials deemed it harmful and capable of inciting violence.

'Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress' - 31 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tony is back in a brand-new adventure with modern 3D-graphics. However, Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress is no sequel, but a prequel – it takes the player back into Tony’s youth, into the year 1953, when Tony was 13 years old. Read more to check out the new screens...

'Big Mutha Truckers 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 22 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Big Mutha Truckers 2 begins with Ma Jackson being taken into police custody for tax evasion. The only way she can win her case is by hiring Cousin Jacob, the most "fancy-talkin' legal fella" this side of Booger's Canyon. Players will be challenged to raise the cash needed to bribe jurors to let Ma off by trucking, trading, wheeling and dealing.

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 1:52 a.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.

Spanish Launch Motorcycle Game As Drug Prevention

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Spanish company Advanced Addiction Treatments (TAVAD) has announced the first videogame in the world which allows the virtual use of cocaine during a motorcycle racing game. The game aims at preventing drug use among young people by acting as a psychological vaccine against cocaine.

'T72: Balkans on Fire!' Goes Gold - Trailers

by Rainier on May 31, 2005 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefront.com and IDDK/Crazy House proudly announce that T72: Balkans on Fire! has now officially reached Gold status and is ready for release. Production of the finished goods (CDs and printed manual) begins immediately, and the game is expected to ship to customers in late June/early July. An addon with full multiplayer support is already being worked on, scheduled for end of the year.

PC Preview - 'Cross Racing Championship 2005'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on May 31, 2005 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Utilizing the next generation of the Invictus engine which incorporates its new real-time physics module, Cross Racing Championship (CRC) will allow the player to experience the thrills of high-speed on and off road racing across vast open terrains.

PC Review - 'Star Wolves'

by Colors on May 31, 2005 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Star Wolves is a 3D space RPG with strategy elements. The game thrusts players into a world of freelance space hunters in the XXI-XXII Century A.D. during a time of political crisis for the all-powerful Empire and the three mega-corporations that control all the known worlds.