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'Boiling Point: Road to Hell' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 9:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week Xenus HQ revealed Boiling Point went gold in Russia, and today fansite Boiling-Point.net has received confirmnation from Atari that Deep Shadows FPS has effectively gone gold and is expected in stores May 20th. Boiling Point: Road to Hell, previously known as Xenus, will combine intense armed combat with exploration and interaction with a vast and seamless open-ended gaming world.

Various Game Trailers #499

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 8:48 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 :

  • Battlefield 2 - Trailer (3)
  • Bet On Soldier - Intro Movie
  • Burnout Revenge - Trailer
  • Commandos Strike Force - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Fantastic Four - Trailer #3
  • Panzer Elite - Teaser Trailer
  • SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo - Trailer #4


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

'S.L.A.I.' (PS2) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 8:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

S.L.A.I. (Steel Lancer Arena International) is a fast paced mech action is the sport of the future, where players pilot their customized mechs to win cash and worldwide dominance. Over 1 million possible mech configurations and phantom stealth abilities make this one mech party you'll have to crash. Konami has launched the official S.L.A.I. website, check it out for all the latest details, trailers, screens and wallpapers.

Digital Illusions Working on Yet Another Two New Titles

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 6:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Illusions signs contracts for more versions of two of their games that are under production. One of the contracts is for a PC version of the untitled game being launched 2006/2007. The other contract is for a PC version of the action game being launched 2007 (thanks FZ).

'Tales of Legendia' (PS2) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In development for several years, Tales of Legendia will offer fantastic 3D graphics, dynamic battle scenes and an emotionally-charged storyline. Additionally, Tales of Legendia features a unique cast of characters designed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the internationally renowned Japanese artist acclaimed for his amazing animation sequences in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

'Psychonauts' - v1.01 Patch & Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco has released the first patch for Double Fine's action/adventure Psychonauts. This update brings your retail game to v1.01 and addresses an auto save issue and fixes a crash on non SSE conform CPUs. There is also a patch available for the demo, as well as a fully updated version. Read more for download links ...

'Shining Force Neo' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 4:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced Shining Force Neo, the next chapter in the popular Shining Force series, developed exclusively for the PS2. Shining Force Neo is a fast-paced action-adventure featuring a dramatic, character-driven story and a high-gloss anime aesthetic.

Xbox 360 Details Continue to Spin In

by Judy on May 9, 2005 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Extensive details of Microsoft's newest video game console leaked out on the Internet on Monday, three days ahead ofthe console's formal worldwide unveiling on MTV. Read more for details on hardware specs, Xbox Live tiers, and more ...

Midway Financial Result Reveals Loss and Game Delay

by Judy on May 9, 2005 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games on Monday posted a larger loss for the first quarter and raised its estimated net loss for the full year, citing plans to increase development spending for new games. The financial gibberish also revealed Midway is pushing back Fear & Respect slips to 2006.

'Barrow Hill' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 2:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Barrow Hill is a horror/thriller adventure game; told from the point of view of the player using a first person perspective. Set in mysterious Cornwall, rich with legends; from sacred wells to dark forests, the players will unravel many mysteries, after being stranded on the lonely road to the 'barrow'. This ancient burial site, from pre-history, sits shrouded amongst the watching trees of the hill. Read more for details and screens ...

'NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2005' Goes Gold - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe announced today that Sports Interactive's hockey management title, NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 has gone gold and will be available in European stores on May 27th 2005. SIGames has also released an updated fully functional time limited demo, allowing you six months worth of game-time in the NHL and UK elite leagues. Read more for details ...

'NBA LIVE 06' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Cover Athelete Signed - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade will serve as cover athlete and spokesman for NBA LIVE 06, scheduled for release this fall under the EA SPORTS brand. Wade is in his second season with the Miami HEAT, where he set single-season franchise records for points per game (24.1) and total points scored (1,854) in helping to lead the HEAT to the top seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs.

New Unreal Title Officially Called 'Unreal Tournament 2007'

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fansite Beyond Unreal has received confirmation from Midway that Epic's next UT game will officially be called Unreal Tournament 2007. Previously only known under code name Envy, Epic has stated it would skip UT2006, and the new product will be not be a continuation, or sequel, to UT2004, but instead an all new title built from scratch, using the Unreal Engine 3. UT2007 will be officially announced and shown behind closed doors at E3 2005.

Canadian Online Rental Service Launched

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GetGames.ca provides online video game rentals anywhere in Canada offering over 2,000 video game selections from every major console and handheld console. Online video game rental is the easiest way to rent games, and you'll save money doing it! We'll deliver video games right to your home or office. No Late Fees! No Due Dates! We even include a free trial period so you can see how great our service is!

'Spartan: Total Warrior' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spartan: Total Warrior puts the player in control of a heroic warrior, engulfing the player into the midst of titanic clashes between mighty armies, blending mythical beasts and legendary monsters into the fray. Brutal combat meets epic warfare on the battlefields of the ancient world as you fight for your life, your freedom and your honor.

'Fenimore Fillmore's Revenge' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The best adventure of 2004 is getting ready for a new delivery, the third installment in the saga. “Fenimore Fillmore´s Revenge” is now in development. We are presently finishing the script and working on the graphic concept, with the intention of publishing it for the entire world in the 2nd Quarter of 2006.

Turbine Secures $30M Funding

by Judy on May 9, 2005 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine today announced that it has secured $30 Million in Series B equity financing. Already at the forefront of the exploding massively multiplayer online games market, Turbine's market potential has been reaffirmed with this investment support.

'Pathologic' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pathologic is a unique example of a dramatic game, which directly affects the player's state of mind. Featuring a bizarre combination of first-person game, role-playing features, non-linear plot and real time flow, three unique campaigns and multiple endings.

'Bully' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Judy on May 9, 2005 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games today announced Bully for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Bully brings groundbreaking, innovative, original gameplay and humorous tongue-in-cheek storytelling to an entirely new setting: the schoolyard. The title is expected to hit retail shelves in October 2005.

'Football Manager 2006' (PSP/PC) Announced

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe Ltd, and Sports Interactive are proud to announce Football Manager 2006 for PC and PSP. For the first time, FM 2006 will offer fans of Sports Interactive's games an opportunity to experience the highs and lows of virtual football management 'on the go'.

'Titan Quest' Announced - Screens

by Judy on May 9, 2005 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced Titan Quest for the PC. An all-new action role-playing game set in the ancient mythical worlds of Greece and Egypt, Titan Quest is developed by Iron Lore Entertainment, a new studio led by Age of Empires co-creator Brian Sullivan.

'The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Website Launched

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In The Incredible Hulk, players can jump anywhere, climb anything and smash everything -- even destroy entire buildings -- as the Hulk, the strongest hero there is! Gamers will create their own Hulk-powered weapons from anything they can rip out of the environment, unlock new moves to battle huge enemies in epic boss fights and experience deep and varied game elements by exploring free-roaming non-mission and side mission gameplay. Vivendi has just laucnhed the official The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction website.

'Demonik' (PS3/Xbox360) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 3:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few weeks ago we ran a story that John Woo's Tiger Hill Games' is working on five new titles, revealing three at the time (ShadowClan, Burglar & Sinner). Today Majesco announced Demonik, a new horror-action game under development at Terminal Reality, co-published by Tiger Hill and written by nobody less than Clive Barker. More details during E3, no doubt ...

'ANNO 3' Now Called 'ANNO 1701'

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sunflowers today announced the official title for the third part of its immensely successful ANNO / A.D. series: ANNO 1701 will delight fans of the popular series at the end of 2006.

'Call of Juarez' - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combine with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players.

'Project Gotham Racing 3' (Xbox360) In The Works?

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With only a few more days to go until the official unveiling of Microsoft's next-gen console, the web has been flooded with news, photos, predictions, and other rumors. One of the possible launch titles will most likely be Project Gotham Racing 3. Without any explanation, developer Bizzare Creations, responsible for PGR 1 & 2, has updated its website displaying a a big red 3, indicating that the third part of Microsoft's popular racing franchise may very well be on its way. Last week, a Microsoft product manager did confirm that they were working on several launch titles, one of them being a popular racing game.

Ubisoft Europe Signs 'Shin Megami Tensei Lucifer’s Call' (PS2)

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 1:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announces an exclusive publishing and distribution deal with Japanese video game producer Atlus to release Shin Megami Tensei Lucifer’s Call (known in North America as SMT: Nocturne), for the PS2 by the end of June 2005 in Europe and Australia.

PC Preview - 'Dungeon Siege II'

by Gordy Wheeler on May 9, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dungeon Siege II is the sequel to Dungeon Siege, an action fantasy role-playing game featuring an immersive fully 3-D environment. The original Dungeon Siege plunges players into a 3-D fantasy world where players can build up a party and move seamlessly from one over-the-top battle to the next.

Xbox Review - 'Pariah'

by Thomas Wilde on May 9, 2005 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Pariah focuses on a robust immersive storyline that weaves survival elements into the traditional run-and-gun style of first-person action games. Unsurprising will be the graphic marvel and fine-tuned gameplay of Pariah.