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'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' (PS2/Xbox) - 49 New Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 11:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In DF: BHD players will take on the role of an elite Delta Force Operative as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. Black Hawk Down brings the intensity of Modern Warfare to Xbox and PS2 with a range of intense single player and multiplayer missions.

'Source SDK' Get Steamy Update #19

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 7:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding yet another update for Source SDK, mainly fixing various issues important for the mod community, adding source code for alternative player physics, sample skeleton, motionmapper and fixing a few things along the way. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

Blizzard Whacks Another Batch of 'WarCraft' III Cheaters

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

"A number of additional accounts and CD keys have been tied to the use of a hack or cheat program while playing Warcraft III on Battle.net. In keeping with our aggressive stance against cheating, we have permanently closed 53,928 Warcraft III accounts. 8,168 of the Warcraft III CD keys used with the now-closed accounts have been banned from ladder play for one month, and 3,331 more have been banned from ladder play permanently. Repeat offenders risk having their CD keys disabled, which will result in the permanent removal of their copies of Warcraft III from Battle.net."

'Roma Victor' Adds Virtual Economic Revenue Model

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Roma Victor developer RedBedlam announced the launch of the game's commercial test phase. As a major component of this phase, the company has deployed the VERM (Virtual Economic Revenue Model) virtual economy system in the latest game client versions.

'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' (Xbox/PC) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is an action-packed thriller set in a large and varied game world mixing gritty reality with imaginative fantasy. The game features three worlds, three distinctly different playable characters, and exciting action-adventure gameplay wrapped in a mature, exhilarating, and innovative storyline.

Various Game Trailers #518

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 3:02 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 :

  • Beatmania - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Castlevania: Curse of Darkness - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Cold War - Trailer
  • Crime Life: Gang Wars - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Death Jr. - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Dragon Booster - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Frogger: Helmet Chaos [NDS] - E3 2005 Trailer
  • S.L.A.I. - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turles 3: Mutant Nightmare - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Ys: The Ark of Napishtim - E3 2005 Trailer


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

'Take-Two' Financial Results Reveal Game Delays

by Judy on June 2, 2005 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take 2 today announced financial results for its second quarter, reporting a 45% increase in net sales. The results also reflect the delay of titles such as GTA: Liberty City Stories (PSP), Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (PS2/Xbox), and Top Spin (PS2). Read further for more details than you can shake a stick at ...

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 2:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG scheduled for PC in the first half of 2006. A mix of a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan. Now you can enter the brutal domain of the world's greatest fantasy hero.

Trackmania Developer Reveals Two New Addons - Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

French developer Nadeo has no intentions of taking a break, as today they announced no less than two addons for Trackmania. Its latest product, Trackmania Sunrise, is getting a free downlodable expansion pack dubbed Trackmania Sunrise eXtreme, featuring new and more insane tracks than ever before. On top of that, the first Trackmania title is getting a revamp and will be re-released in October using the new Sunrise engine including a few new additions to the original 2003 release.

'Cycling Manager 4' - v1.4 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cyanide Studios has released a new patch for the latest installment in the Cycling Manager franchise, 'Cycling Manager 4'. This update patch, apparently the last one, brings your retail game to v1.4 and fixes one more bugs with the riders. Read more for download links ...

'Digimon World 4' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Now in Stores

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai Games today announced that Digimon World 4 for the NGC, Xbox and PS2 is now in stores. Following a security breach, the gamer must bring peace back into the digital and real world and restore order by exploring a new mysterious dimension filled with enemy hordes.

'Age of Empires III' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Age of Empires III' 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.

'Drakengard 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on June 2, 2005 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drakengard 2 picks up 18 years after Caim's exploits in the first title. The heroes this time around are Nove, a young man who can speak with the Dragon known as Legna, and a now grown-up Mana. The two main characters are joined by Urich, a masked man said to have made a pact with the God of Death.

'Trash' - Beta Client Available NOW

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inhuman Games has announced that it has reached open beta for its latest game, entitled "Trash". Inhuman Games has recently completed several rounds of closed beta testing, each lasting several months and involving hundreds of beta testers. The open beta is free and open to the public, and is expected to last less than one month.

'Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006' Announced

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006 (TRS2006) is the next in the series of railroad simulators developed by Auran. Previously known as Engineers Edition, TRS2006 is being released as a full product later this year and sets new standards of realism and immersion in operating a virtual railroad.

'Pro Cycling Manager' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 10:14 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.

'Blitzkrieg II' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitzkrieg II is created with a new focus on fast-paced gameplay, a strategic layer and new tactical opportunities. A completely new engine takes WWII into full 3D where players can command famous aces and units, strategically plan battles in multiple theatres, choose their reinforcements and use a wide range of new unit types such as aircraft and ships.

'Battlefield 2' - Demo Coming In About A Week

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today revealed some more details about the eagerly expected Battlefield 2 Demo. "Although final dates for the Battlefield 2 demo have not been locked down we understand we will be allowed to make it available in little over a week. Once again these features are not 100% final but the demo will contain: One map, 16-player single player, 16 and 32-player multiplayer, Time limit per round." Of course we will have the demo available on our fileserver network as soon as we are given the green light.

'Quake IV' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Quake 4 the Strogg are quickly regrouping, however the Strogg’s planetary defenses still destroyed, Earth's forces can deliver a full and final assault. This time, you're not alone. You are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad, and part of Earth’s next invasion wave. An army of soldiers are fighting with you and an arsenal of weapons and vehicles are at your disposal in this heroic and epic battle between worlds. Read more for new screens and artwork...

New UK Publisher Signs 'Neverend' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DUSK2DAWN Interactive Limited (D2D) announced today it has signed Neverend, described as Final Fantasy meets Fable, from Slovak developer Mayhem Studios. Opening up a rich and highly detailed game world, Neverend puts the player into the boots of Agavaen, a descendant of the ancient fairies (a noble race of warriors and wizards). Neverend, which has taken its inspiration from the fabulous Final Fantasy RPG adventure games, will be released during Q3 2005.

'Dungeon Lords' Gets Delayed in the UK

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mindscape has today taken the decision to delay the release of Dungeon Lords by three weeks, to allow the development team additional time to address and polish some aspects of the gameplay. Mindscape apologises for this delay, however, as a distributor and publisher of quality leisure and games software, Mindscape feels honor bound to offering only the best titles, produced to the highest of standards, to its loyal fan and customer base. Dungeon Lords will now be available for PC on 1st July 2005.

'Nevski Titbit' Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 5:50 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. Read more for the first screens or check the trailer.

Gamefactory Interactive's E3 2005 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 5:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens & trailer (converted to DivX for your convenience) from Gamefactory Interactive's 2005 E3 lineup:

'Samurai Shodown V' (PS2/Xbox) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 4:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ignition Entertainment announced today that it is bringing Samurai Shodown V to Europe, scheduled for September 2005. One of the first fighting games to let gamers battle each other with weapons, the Samurai Shodown series has long been known for its innovative gameplay and authentic anime stylisation.

'Bomberman Hardball' (PS2) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 3:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fans of the Bomberman multiplayer videogame will enjoy the smooth simplicity of the original gameplay but with the enhancement of 3D graphics. New enemy characters will join the familiar ones that led to its lasting popularity. Bomberman Hardball is expected to be released throughout Europe spring 2005.

NGC/PS2/Xbox Preview – 'Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3'

by Hank on June 2, 2005 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In this next chapter of Ty, players will embark on a series of missions and challenges filled with new and upgraded weapons and vehicles. Like its predecessors, TY the Tasmanian Tiger 3 will feature a unique array of interesting native animals inspired by the Australian Outback.

PS2 Review - 'Stolen'

by Hank on June 2, 2005 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Stolen is an ultra realistic, third person, stealth-based, action game based around a high-tech female thief. Along with innovative high-tech stealth/robbery game actions and events, Stolen also boasts some truly amazing technical and presentational features to give it a spectacular look that will captivate gamers. high expectation, but does it live up to it?

'Codename: Panzers, Phase Two' - 51 New Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codename: Panzers, Phase Two will bring armchair generals to the war-torn battlefields of Africa, Southern Europe and the Balkans where they will fight as the Anglo-American Allies, the German-Italian Axis or the Yugoslavian resistance. A complement of heroes, both new and familiar, will be the players' alter egos in dozens of new missions as they attempt to lead their troops to victory.

NGC/PS2/PSP/Xbox Preview - 'Marvel Nemesis: Rise Of The Imperfects'

by Geson Hatchett on June 2, 2005 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Pit the most legendary Marvel characters against The Imperfects, a group of Super Heroes created collaboratively by Marvel, EA, and top comic book industry talent, in all-out duels to determine who among them is the most powerful of all. Control a number of characters from Marvel's library of Super Hero families including Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Iron Man. Pummel and ultimately crush adversaries in fully interactive and highly destructible arenas and experience what it's like to fully posses each Hero's super powers.

'Bomberman DS' (NDS) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Bomberman DS the intense battle action will take place on both screens of the console for a wider view of the game, with players able to access and use the menu via the Touch Screen function. Leading battles by voice input will be easy with the NDS voice recognition system and microphone: just 'SHOUT' and win your battle! Gamers can also choose between the 'standard' single-player mode and 'battle' mode where up to 8 people compete against each other via the wireless LAN feature.

Crave Signs 'Sky Dancers' (GBA) License

by Rainier on June 2, 2005 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced the signing of the Sky Dancers license. Sky Dancers quickly became the #1 girls' toy around the world when first introduced in 1994, and was featured in McDonald's Happy Meals and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The 2005 relaunch delivers a whole new look and an animated DVD series where the characters and world of Sky Dancers come alive for a whole new generation..