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'Wolfschanze 1944' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 10:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wolfschanze is an FPS/TPP game that takes place in World War 2 reality and is inspired by actual events. Developer Calaris announced that it is pushing back its action game a few months, reason : "The premiere will be delayed because we want to brush up the whole material. The end of work is planned for august." Originally scheduled for June, it has been postponed until August (thanks Blues).

'Monster Hunter 2' (PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 7:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest Famitsu issue has word that Capcom is working on a standalone sequel for its online RPG, Monster Hunter. Improvements will include more weapons, a greater focus on grouping, and a much larger environment, with a dynamic day/night cycle, including season changing. This will have an effect on overall gameplay, as certain animals will only be accessible during specific times of the day. Owners of Monster Hunter 2 will also be able to connect with its little PSP brother, Monster Hunter Portable. Expected release date is end of the year in Japan.

Various Game Trailers #517

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 6:44 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
  • Timeshift - Trailer
  • Codename Panzers: Phase Two - Trailer


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

'Elite Warriors: Vietnam' - Editing Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 5:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Elite Warriors: Vietnam, you will fight along side Green Beret commandoes as you conduct classified missions deep in Southeast Asia. nFusion has released the editing tools for its FPS Elite Warriors: Vietnam so you can create new maps, missions, and campaigns. Read more for download links ...

Ubisoft's Second Canadian Development Studio Opens For Business

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 5:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft officially opens its door in the provincial capital where it intends to invest 75 M$ CAD and create 200 jobs within five years. Ubisoft will start with 75 jobs in Quebec City this year. The new production studio will be located in the heart of the Saint-Roch district at 390, Charest East.

'Inuyasha: Feudal Combat' (PS2) - 17 New Screens

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

Featuring all your favorite characters from the hit TV show, the first Inuyasha fighting game for the PS2 launches Summer 2005 and features a mission mode, a battle mode for versus gameplay, practice mode and a story mode. Featuring an original battle system, the game allows you to partner with another character, select the best formation system and develop and strengthen your fighting partnership, and destroy objects around you as you battle to take out the opposition.

'Jaws Unleashed' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Jaws, players assume the role of a Great White shark driven to a predacious frenzy by the sonic emanations of underwater oil drilling equipment. To defend their underwater territory, players undertake a campaign to drive the raiders away while simultaneously solving a series of action-based puzzles designed to thwart the player. Majesco has launched the official Jaws Unleashed website, which is scheduled for release August 2005.

'Battlefield 2' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Various fan sites have received word, one way or another, that DICE's Battlefield sequel has gone gold today and will appear in stores starting Tuesday, June 21, 2005. In Battlefield 2, players will choose to fight for one of three military superpowers: the United States, China, or the newly formed Middle East Coalition. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of any of the game's 30+ vehicles to engage in major conflicts with over 100 players in some of the largest online battles on the PC.

'Half-Life 2: Deathmatch' Gets Steamy Update #18

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding yet another update for Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, fixing various little bugs and gameplay tweaks. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While it was already revealed in its E3 lineup, Bandai Games today officially announced Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex for PSP. Based on the critically-acclaimed anime series by the renowned manga artist and writer Masamune Shirow, this sci-fi first-person shooter offers wireless multiplayer action for up to four-players, including heated cooperative and competitive modes.

'Earth 2160' - v1.1 Gold Upgrade Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just released in stores, ZuxxeZ has released a Gold Upgrade (not a patch) for its RTS Earth 2160. This massive file brings your retail game to v1.1 and implements various interface changes, adds new cutscenes, Pixelshader 3.0a support and plenty more. Read more for download links ...

'Worms 4: Mayhem' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 30 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Worms series recently diversified with Worms Forts Under Siege, a tactical RTS-like spin-off created for Sega. However, Worms 4: Mayhem is a return to the series' trademark gameplay and sees Team 17's core Worms design and development team regrouping for a game of explosive annelid annihilation.

Gaming Addiction Claims Another Victim

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A recent case of suicide by a boy addicted to Internet games has increased the public's concern over the issue of Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD). Xiao Yi, a 13-year-old from Tianjin, committed suicide thinking that he would meet his friends from cyber space after he died. He jumped from the top of a 24-storey high-rise, Beijing Youth Daily reported yesterday.

'Heroes of the Pacific' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor, this flight combat game puts players in the middle of some of the most intense naval conflict in WWII’s Pacific Theater. Check out the new screens, or download the new video showing ingame footage...

Japanese D3Publisher Expanding Into North America

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America, Inc. today announced the expansion of its Los Angeles office with the addition of two new executives. D3PA, a subsidiary of D3Publisher, with headquarters in Tokyo, established its Los Angeles office on November 1, 2004.

'Manhattan Chase' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dutch developer Team6 has now released a patch for its car racing game, Manhattan Chase. This update brings your retail game to v1.2 and addresses various gfx card issues, fixes crashes, enhances car physics, adds new training missions and more... Read more for download links ...

'Fable: The Lost Chapters' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 9:05 a.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.

'Diplomacy' Beta Test Signups

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today that BETA slots for their next PC game, Diplomacy, have been opened to the general gaming public for the first time! Diplomacy, based on the famous board game, is being developed on a new engine that will cater for classical board game features as well as new fresh ideas based on the approved game design. Read more for details ...

Ubisoft Europe Signs 'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announces that they have reached an exclusive publishing agreement with High Moon Studios, Inc. to release Darkwatch, an immersive, story- driven FPS that blends the lawless action of the Wild West with the intense horror of vampire movies. The game is scheduled to be released in Fall 2005 on the PS2 and Xbox across Europe and Australia.

'Destroy All Humans!' (PS2/Xbox) Web Sites Launched

by Judy on June 1, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As an alien warrior sent to Earth, your mission is to infiltrate humanity, control them, harvest their brain stems and ultimately destroy them. THQ has launched the official Destroy All Humans! web site, as well as an "insider" web site, where consumers can sign up for an e-mail account and win prizes.

'Chaos League: Sudden Death' - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 8:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaos League: Sudden Death, developed by Paris-based Cyanide Studios, takes up where the original Chaos League left off, bringing with it a host of improvements and enhancements which make take the real-time, role-playing strategy sports title into a whole new bloody battleground. Read more to check out fresh screens..

'The Falklands War: 1982' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ProSIM's The Falklands War: 1982, available for Windows and published through Shrapnel Games, has now officially reached gold status. As you read this press release replicators are producing the CD, printers are printing the manual, and serious, hardcore wargamers around the world are beginning to eagerly await the arrival of their friendly neighborhood post carrier.

'TimeShift' (Xbox/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 4:35 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.

'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Law & Order: Criminal Intent, players scour the crime scenes for evidence, interview witnesses and interrogate suspects in hopes of tracking down the elusive killers. With beautifully rendered graphics and voices and likeness from members of the show's cast, this thrilling third-person mystery/adventure game will have players feeling like they've stepped in an actual episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

'Battle of the Bands' Contest During GameRiot Summer Tour

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking place in ten of the nation's musical hotbeds, the Battle of the Bands competition was conceived to enable video game enthusiasts to discover a great new band and put them in an upcoming video game. At each stop on the Nesquik GameRiot summer tour, two top local bands will compete onstage, with video game competitions interspersed onstage throughout the evening.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Gears of War'

by Eric on June 1, 2005 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Gears of War blends the best of tactical action games with the best of survival horror titles, thrusting gamers into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde, creating cinematic, high-definition visuals so intense and powerful, it feels like the gamers are controlling a blockbuster action movie.

'Shadow of the Colossus' Official Website Launched

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An intense journey of exploration, puzzle solving and eerie battle, Shadow of the Colossus also includes the distinct, highly-acclaimed graphic style that came to prominence in ICO, making this an absorbing voyage of discovery with some of the most picturesque landscapes and formidable enemies ever to be seen on PS2. Sony has launched the official Shadow Of The Colossus website.

'Nexuiz' - Full Download Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nexuiz is a free 3D deathmatch game that is simply first person shooting reduced to the very basics with perfect weapon balancing. With its very intense and fast gameplay, it will hook the user in. Nexuiz uses such technology as curved surfaces with its detailed maps, bumpmapping, realtime shadows, 64 player support, and an advanced model format. This 1.0 release includes 17 maps, 28 playable characters, and 10 music tracks.

'Sparta: Ancient Wars' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2005 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sparta: Ancient Wars is only the first part of a planed Ancient Wars series. Its main goal is to deliver innovative and high quality real time strategy based on historical events and timelines, and not to feature myths or legends. Based on the historical background of Spartans' high culture, there will appear huge ancient battles on your screen, enabled by a brand new stunning 3D engine.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Castlevania: Curse of Darkness'

by Thomas Wilde on June 1, 2005 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Curse of Darkness introduces players to an entirely new storyline and main character – Hector, one of two Devil Forgemasters, who had once refined his skills under Dracula. Told in true Castlevania style, this action-packed tale of betrayal and revenge takes players on a journey through an expansive world filled with formidable foes and beautifully rendered environments to the ruins of Dracula’s castle.