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Various Game Trailers #529

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 11:58 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 :

  • Indigo Prophecy - Trailer
  • Call of Duty 2 - Pointe Du Hoc Trailer
  • Madden 2006 - Trailer #2


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

'Battlefield 2' - Win32/Linux Dedicated Retail Server Available NOW

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 5:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In anticipation of next week's launch of Battlefield 2 at retail, EA has released the Unranked server files for Win32 and Linux, which contain all the files you need to host a dedicated server, including all 12 maps. Be advised that, as with the demo, servers that are caught allowing users to play with the unlock weapons using the python workaround will incur a one week ban from the server list. Read more for download links ...

'Ape Escape 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ape Escape 3 is the latest title in the popular platform franchise. While not yet announced for North America, Ape Escape 3 is scheduled for release in Japan coming July. The new edition will also feature a minigame spoof on Konami's Metal Gear Solid game, under the title of Mesal Gear Solid: Snake Escape. Apart from that, Ape Escape 3 will also feature 2 new playable characters, tons of minigame, 400 monkeys to rescue and plenty more ...

'Total Annihilation' Successor 'Supreme Commander' Unveiled

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The newest PC Gamer issue reveals what is called the spiritual successor to Cavedog's Total Annihilation. Chris Taylor went on to form Gas Powered Games, who are now working on Supreme Commander, to be published by THQ. We unearthed a presentation document outlining what was called once TA2. We can only assume this is the same, albeit renamed, product after Chris Taylor was unable to obtain the license back from Atari, so the info might not be 100% up to date.

UPDATE : Here are some scans of the PC Gamer article.

'Graffiti Kingdom' (PS2) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dream it, Draw it, Play it! Soon players will be able to test their creative skills in one of the year's most unique and entertaining games as Graffiti Kingdom for the PlayStation 2 has officially gone gold. The game will be in retail stores nationwide on Thursday, July 28 with an MSRP of $29.99 and an ESRB Rating of "E" for Everyone.

'Astérix & Obélix XXL 2 : Mission Las Vegum' (PS2/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari France today announced Astérix & Obélix XXL 2 : Mission Las Vegum, sequel to last years Astérix & Obélix XXL, under development at Etranges Libellules. Scheduled for European release in October XXL 2 is more of a parody as you will take up arms against the Romans in a Las Vegas type setting. Eifel Tower, Luxor and Cesars Palace are all present, but so are Larry Croft centurion, Sam Fishaure spy, and characters resembling Mario, Sonic and Roman Pac-Man. Read more for some screens ...

'Shadow of the Colossus' (PS2) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 12:39 p.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 PlayStation 2.

Blizzard vs. BnetD Goes to Court

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a followup to our story from April 28th, it seems Monday, June 20, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Blizzard v. BnetD, a case that could dramatically impact consumers' ability to customize software and electronic devices and to obtain customized tools created by others (thanks Blues).

'Prince of Persia Kindred Blades' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blending the best features from the first two installments with the talent, vision and ingenuity of Ubisoft's development teams, Prince of Persia 3 will enliven the franchise with a vitality - and plenty of unexpected twists - that will impress and satisfy long-time fans and newcomers alike.

'80 Days' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogwares is working on a game based on Jules Verne's novel Around The World In 80 Days. Journey on every existing means of transport, making you to use all inventiveness ingenuity, full of discoveries of unseen and unheard beauties. New gentleman, new bet, but it is up to you to choose itinerary. Would you do it in 80 days? Maybe you would rather make a stop at Bahamas, and give up the race for good?

'Fantastic Four' (ALL) - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fantastic 4 is the only game that allows you to harness the Marvel Super Heroes' unique and amazing powers through a compelling single-player or two-player co-operative team based gameplay experience, based on the 20th Century Fox feature film.

'Perfect Dark Zero' (X360) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announces the launch of the new community site for Rare's FPS Perfect Dark Zero. The official site features screenshots, new game details, wallpaper and high-resolution PDFs of the new Perfect Dark Zero comic book. Visitors have the opportunity to interact with other fans to discuss the latest game information, including future updates from Xbox Live, as well as giving gives players a chance to learn more about the development team.

'Nevski Titbit' - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vzlab today revealed the first details of its newest 3D FPS Nevski Titbit. St. Peterburg is in ruins and the city is under alien attack, and is it up to you to take revenge. Fend off tons of enemies through 15 historically accurate levels, blast slimey creatures with over 15 weapons (and a few unlockables) and complete objectives through multiple paths, foul language included (thanks Mario).

'The Antikiller' Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the Antikiller movie, The Antikiller game continues a merciless war between obnoxious criminal gangs and a one-man vigilante: a former police officer known as the Fox. A shocking 3rd person-view shooter, depicting one man's war against the Russian mafia and murderous mob rule. The player engages in a raging world of violence and crime, law-breaking and 'gangsta' battles.

Sony Online Obtains 'The Matrix Online'

by Judy on June 17, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced exclusive long-term licensing agreements allowing SOE to develop a DC Comics massively multiplayer online game for PC and next generation consoles, as well as the acquisition of The Matrix Online game by SOE.

'The Crazy Frog' Coming To GBA

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The German software publisher dtp has acquired the rights to the Crazy Frog from the licensing agency Wallaroo. In the range of a platform comprehensive game concept dtp will cover the GBA sector. The product will be released during the upcoming Christmas season and supported by various merchandising and PR activities.

Ritual Announces 'Play Testing' Program

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ritual has officially announced the Ritual Play Testing Program, allowing gamers to come in and give feedback on the titles currently in development. Participants must be over 18, live in the Dallas, TX area and have transportation to the West End district. People interested in becoming a registered Ritual play tester can sign up right here.

'Monster Madness' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Artificial Studios announced today that in conjunction with Immersion Software & Graphics, they would be developing Monster Madness, a 4-player cooperative online-enabled action game for the PC and Xbox 360.

'Perfect Dark: Zero' (X360) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 3:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Perfect Dark: Zero is the prequel to the hugely popular and critically acclaimed Perfect Dark. Set in the year 2020 — years before the original hit game — Perfect Dark: Zero reveals the origins of Joanna Dark, one of the most lethal special agents.

'The Settlers V: Heritage of Kings - Legends' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Settlers fans can expect yet another addon for The Settlers V: Heritage of Kings. Legends is scheduled for release in September and will feature 4 campaigns, 17 missions, new singleplayer as well as multiplayer maps, improved editor. One of the main additions is more interaction with the environment, a new landscape type (coastal) and a little bit more focus on building structures. Read more to check out the first screens ...

'Th3 Plan' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Th3 Plan introduces an entirely unique style of gameplay. The first single player multiplayer game enables gamers to control up to three characters at once. The innovative split screen gameplay offers new ways for characters to work in precise coordination, from setting up clever deceptions to distract security guards to timing anti-security measures down to the split second.

Xbox Review - 'Raze's Hell'

by Inexhist on June 17, 2005 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Raze's Hell is a darkly comic third-person shooter set in a fantasy world overrun by fiendishly cute creatures, Raze's Hell follows the exploits of Raze, a monstrous anti-hero who takes a no-holds-barred approach to stopping an onslaught of adorable characters and restore his planet to its naturally ugly state.

PC Preview - 'Irth Online'

by Mark Crump on June 17, 2005 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Irth Online is a virtual world in which players role play characters in a free form, fantasy-based storyline. Players join Irth’s history at a period when a fragile truce exists among the far flung civilizations of the snowy Arcadians in the north, the southeastern swamps and marshes of Morbus, and the southwestern tropical region of Mezoteks – and determine the course of history for each civilization.

Activision Strengthens Management Team

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Further strengthening the senior management team of Activision, Inc.'s Publishing unit, Michael Griffith was named President and Chief Executive Officer and Ron Doornink appointed Chairman. The announcement was made today by Robert Kotick, Chairman and CEO of Activision, Inc.