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Extra 'Nintendogs' (NDS) Puppies In North America

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 8:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo revealed today that the US edition of its Japanese "runaway" hit Nintendogs will have three new breeds on top of the previously announced 18. Purchase one of several breeds available at the beginning of the game, then start spending time with your pup.

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 8:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.

Former EA Marketing Director Teams Up With Mythic

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment today announced that Steve Perkins has joined the company as Director of Marketing. A seven-year veteran of the computer and videogame industry, Perkins recently served in the same capacity at EA leading the marketing for numerous titles, including the "Battlefield" franchise. In his new role, Perkins will oversee all aspects of strategic marketing including advertising, promotions, PR and the management of Mythic's relationships with key marketing partners.

'Bet On Soldier' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill.

'X³: Reunion' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 2:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X³: Reunion utilises a new generation game engine, developed to immerse the player into the most realistic, living universe, ever experienced. The full use of DirectX 9 technology will create dramatic visual effects and stunningly realistic starships. The economy model in X³: Reunion is more complex than any previous X game. Coupled with the massively enhanced A.L. (Artificial Life) system, X³: Reunion will present players with an ever changing, evolving universe; where a player’s actions really can shape the future of the universe.

'Far Cry Instincts' (PS2/Xbox) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 2:36 p.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.

'Bowling Champs' Announced

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 2:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xing Interactive and German developer Mediaseasons are proud to announce Bowling Champs. Bowling Champs is a full 3D bowling game which is part of the Sports Champs series Xing Interactive announced earlier this year. Other titles in the range are Winter Sports Extreme, Championship Soccer, Pool Champs, Amju Super Golf, Cricket Champs, Tennis Champs and the soon to be announced Shufflepuck Champs. The game is scheduled for August 27th, 2005 and will retail at 9.99 Euro.

'Heroes of the Pacific' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Coming To North America

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Mile Entertainment today announced that it has acquired the rights to publish the flight combat game Heroes of the Pacific. Developed by Australia-based developer IR Gurus, the game will release for the PlayStation2, Xbox and PC in the fall of 2005.

'Advent Rising' (Xbox/PC) Original Soundtrack

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sumthing Else Music Works, through a licensing relationship with Majesco, proudly presents the Advent Rising Original Soundtrack. The soundtrack from the newly released sci-fi action game, Advent Rising, for the Xbox and PC, will be released on June 28th to US retail outlets through Nile Rodgers' Sumthing Else Music Works label.

'Call of Duty 2' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty 2 is an all new epic title which delivers an unparalleled portrayal of the chaos and intensity that was World War II. CoD 2 is powered by a proprietary new engine featuring striking new visuals, advanced A.I. technology, the most realistic squad combat and explosive action in new historic campaigns. Read more to check out two amazing new screens from the Point du Hoc level.

'Medal of Honor: Airborne' (PS3) Revealed

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With MoH European Assault barely in stores, EALA has already been working on the next installment in the MoH franchise for nearly six months according to GameSpot. EA sources have revealed that the new title will be a Band of Brothers (or Brothers in Arms) type title, but more importantly, it was mentioned that Airborne would be a PS3 launch title. This does not necessarily mean it will be a platform exclusive, more an indication of its scheduled released date. No further comment was given, but as the fall 2006 release date nears, more details are due soon...

'Day of Reckoning 2' (NGC) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last year, you rose from the “minor leagues” of the WWE to become not only one of its top Superstars, but the World Heavyweight Champion. Maybe it was too much success too quickly. Maybe you were just not ready to carry the target on your back that comes with being a champion. Or maybe you were simply betrayed. Whatever the reason, you lost the title and now must find your way back to the elusive path of vindication. This time around, the path will be even more difficult as the line between friend and foe is not always clear. This time around, trust no one…

'Musashi: Samurai Legend' (PS2) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Musashi’s back and ready for action: he’s got a new world to save, more baddies to conquer, and an evil villain to duel. With a plethora of new moves to learn, lots of fair maidens to rescue, and endless waves of robot ninjas to fight, Musashi: Samurai Legend is a hallucinogenic trip back to the early days of video gaming… but with the luster that a modern system like the PS2 can offer. If you like kinetic, frantically fast-paced action games, you don’t want to miss this one. Atari has signed Square Enix's Action/RPG for a September release.

'Gang War' - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gang War is a real-time strategy game which possess both strategic and action elements. At any point in time, you can jump down and take control of your individual gang members. The game then changes from strategy to action where you're free to do anything from stealing vehicles to mugging citizens. Enjoy the liberty of Gang War’s open-ended gameplay.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will be the premier third generation MMORPG. 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.

'Kirby: Canvas Curse' (NDS) Gets Touched In Stores

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kirby is having a ball this summer, taking his own path in his new adventure, Kirby: Canvas Curse. Launching today for Nintendo DS, this game sets Kirby on a quest to rescue Dream Land from the curse of an evil witch. Game play proves natural and enjoyable, as players use the stylus to draw rainbow paths for Kirby to travel upon. Players can draw defensive walls, tap enemies to stun them or draw loops to help Kirby build up speed.

'FullMetal Alchemist 2: Curse of The Crimson Elixir' (PS2) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced today that FullMetal Alchemist 2: Curse of The Crimson Elixir will ship to retailers nationwide on July 12, 2005. This fast-paced action RPG prequel to FullMetal Alchemist And The Broken Angel is the second installment in the FullMetalseries. Exclusively for the PlayStation2, FullMetal Alchemist 2 follows the story in the anime series, which airs on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming.

'Juiced' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Finally Races Into Stores

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced the release of the high-octane street racer Juiced for the PS2, Xbox, and PC. The highly-anticipated release of Juiced delivers an all-encompassing street racing experience, bringing the culture of street racing to life through game-play elements like betting and earning respect, while also featuring an extensive modification system in which gamers and gear-heads alike can build entire fleets of tricked-out racing machines.

'GoldenEye: Rogue Agent' (NDS) Stirs Things Up In Stores

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Explore the dark side of the James Bond universe as an unpredictable villain in GoldenEye: Rogue Agent for the Nintendo DS, released today by Electronic Arts. Bringing the first-person shooter experience to life as a platform first, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent for the Nintendo DS boasts all-new features, innovative gameplay, and wireless action for up to eight players.

'NHL 06' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With NHL 06 players can score like a superstar, express themselves through their shooting style with the new EA SPORTS Skill Stick and light the lamp with highlight reel moves such as spinoramas, toe drags, bat-ins, and between-the-legs shots. Classic deke control adds to the arsenal of moves allowing maneuvers around defensemen before snapping off dangerous shots that can ripple the twine and knock the water bottle off the net.

'Pro Cycling Manager' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Cycling Manager will have more detailed animations, an experience system, stage editor and also several multiplayer modes. Cyanide Studio is using the GameBryo engine, and the Paris-based developer of Chaos League has also recently licensed SpeedTree for use in Pro Cycling Manager. This demo allows you to ride one stage (Sarigliano-Sestriere) in the Italian Giro as the CSC team. Read more for download links ...

'Risk Your Life: Path of the Emperor' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2005 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Risk Your Life is a persistent universe or role-playing game (RPG) in which you assume the role of a Warrior, Cleric, Wizard, or Thief (over 20 classes) and explore the many beautiful and exotic locations within the game where they meet other players, complete quests, fight monsters and other players. Read more for new screens ...

PC Preview - 'Bet on Soldier'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 13, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill.

PC Review - 'Still Life'

by Judy on June 13, 2005 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Still Life lets you play the role of FBI agent Victoria McPherson. Situated in Chicago, you are on the heels of a serial killer, much like your grandfather did 80 years earlier in Prague (Microids' Post Mortem). By means of flashbacks and timewarps, you will travel to locations like Eastern Europe to interrogate suspects, or North America, to scrutinize dead bodies.