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Various Game Trailers #496

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 11:50 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 :

  • Singles 2: Triple Trouble - Trailer
  • Delta Force: Black Hawk Down [Xbox] - Trailer (2)
  • Loco-Mania - Trailer
  • Pariah - Trailer (2)
  • NBA 06 - Trailer

'Age of Empires III: Age of Discovery' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 10:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Age of Empires III: Age of Discovery' is set in 1500 A.D. and chronicles the Age of Discovery that started around the time that Columbus "discovered" the new world. The single player campaign follows American history up through 1850, and in multiplayer mode, you'll be able to choose from among eight different civilizations, and there will include free-for-all and team-vs-team matches for up to eight players.

'Fable: The Lost Chapters' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 10:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fable: The Lost Chapters will feature a host of enhancements from its top-selling Xbox version, including new quests to conquer, areas to explore, creatures to slay and story elements to discover. Fable: The Lost Chapters is expected to reach store shelves this fall.

Former Acclaim Executives Join Codemasters

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 10:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has expanded its management team with the appointment of two world class executives to lead the company's growth strategy. Following the acquisition of 40% by Benchmark Capital Europe, the top tier venture capital firm, Codemasters has secured Rod Cousens as Chief Executive Officer and Tony Williams as Chief Operating Officer.

'Video Games Live' Concert Extravaganza Announced

by Judy on May 4, 2005 @ 10:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Video Games Live features music from some of the biggest video games performed by top orchestras and choirs across the country combined with video footage, lasers, lights and live action to create an explosive and unique entertainment experience. The national tour launches this summer at the world famous Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on July 6.

'Dungeon Siege II' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 10:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Dungeon Siege II" promises to set a new standard in role-playing games by combining an intriguing story-line with intense real-time party combat and cutting edge 3D graphics. Read more for some spiffy new screens ...

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 10:06 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.

'Serious Sam 2' (Xbox/PC) - Game Details

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 7:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The series famous for relentless intensity is returning bigger, better looking and more frantic than ever before. Sam Stone is back to rescue the universe one bullet at a time against overwhelming hordes of time traveling enemies in Serious Sam 2. Built from the ground up with a completely new engine, Serious Sam 2 will be a shot of adrenaline to the hearts of first-person shooter fans across the world. This is serious!

'Risk Your Life: Path of the Emperor' - Free 14-Day Trial

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xfire and Planetwide Games have announced that starting today, they will be offering a free 14-day trial download of "RYL: Path of the Emperor" - the massively-multiplayer online role-playing game. This 14-day trial download offers new online game players the ability to experience "RYL: Path of the Emperor," which has the look and feel of an RPG and a FPS hybrid in a massively multiplayer online role playing game.

'Knights of the Temple II' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In KOTT2 players will join the ultimate battle of Paul de Raque, Grand Master of the Order of the Temple and hero of the first game, and the forces of Hell. Travelling the lands and kingdoms of 13th century Europe, Paul must unveil the secret of three mysterious ancient artefacts and fight the demon armies attacking our world.

'Tenchu: Shinobi Taizen' (PSP) - Screens

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

From Software is bringing the Tenchu franchise to the PSP. Schedule for a July 28 release date in Japan, Tenchu: Shinobi Taizen is situated shortly after Tenchu 3 and revolves around the series' hero and heroine, Rikimaru and Ayame. Both characters will have their own missions in scenario mode, and there will be multiplayer head-to-head through PSP's Wi-Fi or USB connections. Tenchu: Shinobi Taizen will also include an editor to make your own missions, buildings and place enemies, all saveable on a Memory Stick Duo.

THQ Sales Jump 18 Percent in FY 2005

by Judy on May 4, 2005 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced record sales and net income for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, with net sales climbing 18% to a record $756.7 million from $640.8 million a year ago.

'Gene Troopers' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 3:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gene Troopers you are in the heart of a unique, vibrant and living universe. Explore amazing new worlds, develop your character into a stealth or battle professional, control supernatural powers, make friends with powerful characters and lead them into battle against the forces of evil. Experience a captivating sci-fi story, high-paced action and thrilling game play in a setting never seen before.

'EverQuest II' Expansion Pack and Adventure Pack Announced

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 3:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment today announced EverQuest II Desert of Flames and EverQuest II The Splitpaw Saga, the first expansion pack and second adventure pack, respectively, for its MMO EQ II. Desert of Flames will launch launch September 12th 2005 and retail for $29.99 and will be showcased at the upcoming E3 in Los Angeles. The Splitpaw Saga will be available only via digital download for just $7.99 starting June 28th 2005.

'World Racing 2' (Xbox/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Racing 2 enhances the technology of the game's fore-runner World Racing, which introduced an innovative 3D landscape technology and sophisticated driving physics. While World Racing focussed on the simulation aspect, World Racing 2 will put the fun of driving at centre stage and offer optimised arcade racing characteristics, rich and varied range of mission modes, lively scenarios, enhanced tuning options and a great variety of cars.

'Aurora Watching: Gorky Zero' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aurora Watching is a third person perspective stealth game taking place in the Arctic. During the mission, Sullivan faces many opponents, not all of whom are human and each of which can be defeated in many ways, Mini-games, puzzles, and hi-tech gadgets keep players excited from the very beginning to the end.

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV has released the first patch GSC World's 3D RTS Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars. This patch brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses a game speed issue on computers with low RAM, fixes a problem with pack horses pathfinding, resolves a buffer overrun issue, map balancing in Skirmish mode, multiplayer improvements & stability, etc. Read more for download links ...

'Pariah' (Xbox/PC) Sequel Already in the Works

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Extremes barely shipped Pariah to retail stores earlier this week, and word is already out of a sequel being under development. In an interview with Canadian gaming mag Wham! Gaming, DE's James Schmalz confirmed Pariah 2 is due to follow shortly, and on current generation machines, not next-gen. James also said "Pariah 2 will be like a 'bridge' game between current and future systems." The making of a franchise, it seems ...

Sony Signs Deal with First PSP Content Provider

by Judy on May 4, 2005 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heavy.com today announced that Sony has selected it to be its first content partner for its hit multimedia- media player, the Sony PSP. Heavy will make its entire library of thousands of hours of animation and live-action video shorts available for free download on the PSP.

'Dungeon Lords' Hacks Its Way To Retail

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced D.W. Bradley's Combat RPG, Dungeon Lords, has shipped to retailers across North America.

NCsoft's E3 2005 Lineup

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft today announced its lineup of games for the E3, May 18-20 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. NCsoft’s games represent the company’s varied offering of massively multiplayer online (MMO) game titles. All products will be shown in booth #1024 in the convention center’s South Hall. Read more for details ...

Got Game Signs 'WWII Tank Commander' - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that it has reached a co-publishing agreement with Merscom to bring WWII Tank Commander, a non-stop military action game for PC, to North American retail, in June 2005.

Robocop's Peter Weller Voicing 'Codename: Panzers, Phase Two'

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV announced today they have signed premier vocal, writing and artistic talent for work on its WWII RTS Codename: Panzers, Phase Two. Actor Peter Weller, best known for his work in such films as "Naked Lunch" and "Robocop," will be the voice of Jeffrey S. Wilson - the game's cigar-smoking, butt-kicking, turpentine-drinking American hero.

'Alan Wake' (PS3/Xbox2/PC) Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Remedy Entertainment has revealed the official name of its next project. No sequel to Max Payne, but an all new IP, Alan Wake. Discribed as a psychological thriller, no additional details were provided, but they did toss up a teaser website with a few screens and trailer. More details are will be announced during E3, our appointment is already set up, so come back during E3 for our impressions, in the meantime, read more for screens & trailer.

'SSX On Tour' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Judy on May 4, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that SSX On Tour (working title), the latest title under the EA SPORTS BIG brand, will be available in stores worldwide this fall. SSX On Tour is the fourth iteration in the series.

Playlogic To Publish TDK Mediactive Titles

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Playlogic International N.V. and TDK Mediactive concluded a worldwide publishing agreement. The agreement includes the multi-platform titles World Racing 2, Knights of the Temple 2 and Gene Troopers. Playlogic will ensure the worldwide publishing of the games that have been initiated by TDK and are currently under development. Read more for details ...

'7 Sins' (PS2/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

7 Sins is an action-oriented life simulation that immerses mature players in a world of celebrity and greed, where the right relationship can help you claw your way up the career and social ladder. In a game universe where fame and fortune are all that really matter, players charm, finagle, fib, and finesse their way through seven campaigns and over 60 non-linear missions in hopes of reaching the top.

'Asheron's Call 2: Legions' Marches into Stores

by Judy on May 4, 2005 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine announced today that the highly-anticipated massively multiplayer online game Asheron's Call 2: Legions is available now at retail chains throughout North America. The game will be available in Europe on May 6.

'Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers for the Xbox, PS2 and PC. The game builds upon the ground-breaking, genre-blending game play of the original, integrating an all new robust multiplayer system, player-controlled coalition forces, mechanized units and enhanced character abilities and advanced enemy A.I. Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers is scheduled to release this winter.

On Games' E3 2005 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On Games, a producing and developing brand from Planeta DeAgostini Interactive, proudly announces the presentation of its upcoming products at the E3 trade show, at Booth 6009, in Kentia Hall. Titles on display are : Professional Manager 2006, Fallen Lords: Condemnation, Yume, and The Legend of Dragon. Read more for details ...

'Star Wars Battlefront II' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Battlefront II takes one Imperial-walker step forward with all-new space combat, playable Jedi, and never-before-seen environments straight out of the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith film. Enjoy an all-new single-player experience that takes players through an epic, story-based saga where every action the player takes impacts the battlefront and, ultimately, the fate of the Star Wars galaxy.

'Dragonshard' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.

'NCAA Football 2006' (PS2/Xbox) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that former Heisman Memorial Trophy Award winner Desmond Howard will appear on the cover of NCAA Football 06. In an all-new Race for the Heisman mode, players can start their career as a prep star and work their way to becoming one of the nation's top collegiate players with the hopes of winning the coveted Heisman Trophy.

'Reach for the Stars' Goes Gold .. Again

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games announced today that the re-release of the SSG classic Reach for the Stars has gone gold and is expected to be available for sale this week. The updated version of Reach for the Stars, which is based on the 2000 release, contains bug fixes and enhancements that were never released to the public.

GameCube Review - 'Mortal Kombat: Deception'

by Agustin on May 4, 2005 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Shocking and evil, Mortal Kombat: Deception pushes martial arts-style fighting and the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative fighting system, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action, lightning-fast hand-to-hand and special weapons combat, secret and returning characters, moves and combinations with new death-dealing battles and fatalities.

'Gothic III' - 3 Hi-Res Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2005 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions continues its successful cooperation with the German developer Piranha Bytes by publishing one of the most spectacular titles of the coming year: Gothic III, the third part of the legendary RPG saga. Check out the hi-res versions of the new screens..

'Enthusia Professional Racing' (PS2) Speeds into Stores

by Judy on May 4, 2005 @ 12:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today announced that Enthusia Professional Racing for the PlayStation 2 has shipped to retail stores nationwide. Enthusia is the ultimate driving simulation for gamers who would prefer to spend time behind the wheel rather than "under the hood."

'Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars' Invades Retail

by Judy on May 4, 2005 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV today announced that Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars has shipped to North American retail outlets. Cossacks II will put gamers in control of one of six 19th-century nations as they wage war, secure alliances and work to economically and militarily defeat their opponents to become the dominant European power.