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Various Game Trailers #530

by Judy on June 20, 2005 @ 9:03 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 :

  • Road to Sunday - Trailer
  • Everquest: Depths of Darkhollow - Trailer
  • Officers - Trailer #3
  • Adrenalin - Trailer #2
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat - Trailer #4
  • Makai Kingdom - Trailer #2


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

Samsung Mass Producing X360's 512 Mb DDR3 Gfx Chips

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 8:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Samsung Electronics announced today that it is the first supplier to mass produce graphic chips for the next generation of video games and that it has begun high-volume manufacturing of a 512-megabit graphics DDR3 memory chip for use in gaming consoles and personal computers.

'Blitzkrieg II' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 8:32 p.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.

Anchor Bay Announces PSP Movie Lineup

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Anchor Bay Entertainment announced today its entrance into the Universal Media Disc (UMD) marketplace with six popular films. On August 23rd, the company will release Halloween, Evil Dead, Time Bandits, Blood the Last Vampire as well as Manga Entertainment’s Ghost in the Shell and Ninja Scroll on UMD. Each film will carry a suggested retail price of $19.98.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates is broadband only, with high-end hardware specifications for graphics -- a GeForce 3 or better is required in at least a 1GHz machine, and the game is optimized for the latest DirectX 9.0-class cards. Pirates is being published on-line directly to gamers using Valve's new Steam technology, the same delivery system used by Half-Life 2 and Counterstrike 2.

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise of Legends is in so many ways the spiritual successor to Rise of Nations, but the long and the short of it is we got excited about doing a fantasy game. Now clearly your traditional "orcs, elves, dwarves" sort of fantasy has been—shall we say—thoroughly covered in other games, and so the story which got us excited is one where the magic of fantasy meets a world of technology. So magic and technology collide, with cataclysmic results!

'RYL: Path of the Emperor' Leads To Retail Stores

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Planetwide Games has announced today that major video game retailers such as EB Games, Gamestop, and mass market, electronics, and online retailers such as Best Buy, Fry's Electronics, CompUSA and Amazon.com will be among the first to sell the highly anticipated new Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game RYL: Path of the Emperor, according to Planetwide Games' President, Kevin Donovan. RYL: Path of the Emperor is one of the world's most popular Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games.

'Supreme Commander' Officially Announced

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 3:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced that it has entered into a worldwide publishing agreement with Gas Powered Games, founded by game design visionary, Chris Taylor. The two companies will work together on the RTS game Supreme Commander. With Supreme Commander, Taylor, an early pioneer in the RTS category, will mark his return to a genre that he helped popularize.

'The Roots' (Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Roots combines a classic RPG with dynamic gameplay and the fast paced plot characteristic of action-adventure games. The Roots has a complex, multi-threaded storyline and a vast world, which the player discovers whilst traveling with his party, fighting various monsters and living through great adventures.

'Bet On Soldier' - Screens

by Judy on June 20, 2005 @ 12:22 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.

'SWAT 4' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At long last, Vivendi has released the long awaited patch for Irrational's tactival FPS SWAT 4. This update brings your retail (US,UK, French and German) game to v1.1 which adds multiplayer versions of three single-player missions (Convenience Store, Hotel, and Jewelry Heist), added a mod tool for the games in the software dev kit, fixes for multiple issues, improved file checking to help prevent cheating. Read more for download links ...

'Hammer & Sickle' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hammer & Sickle is new turn based strategy game set in the award-winning Silent Storm universe, and currently in development by Nival Interactive.

DICE Delays One of Its Shooters

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Previously announced as one of its two unnamed titles, Digital Illusions' signing announcement does not reveal anything new, apart from a delays from its original fall 2005 release date to spring 2006 (thanks Blues).

'Mojo Master' Launches Today

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mojo Master is the first virtual fantasy game of seduction presented by AXE Unlimited. Developed in partnership with WildTangent, Mojo Master launches online today and is now available to play, FREE for guys ages 17 and older.

'Sid Meiers Pirates!' - v1.0.2 Patch in The Works

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Having a new publisher (Take 2) has allowed Firaxis to facilitate continued development on Pirates! Patch 1.0.2 (World patch, not just U.S.) will be ready by mid-summer. Thanks for all your patience during our transition from Atari to Take 2. It looks like clear sailing ahead (so to speak). We'll of course have it available on our fileserver network when it becomes available...

'GODS: Lands of Infinity' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GODS: Lands of Infinity is a ground-breaking role-playing game set in fantasy background. This game is going to be our second title developed for PC platform and we are going to use all we have learned in the last three years. Our goal is to create a perfect blend of trade strategy and casual adventuring taking place in a complex imaginary yet trustworthy world.

Turbine Selects AT&T for Multiplayer Hosting

by Judy on June 20, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AT&T today announced it will will host Turbine's multiplayer games, including Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach, The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, and the critically acclaimed franchise titles Asheron's Call and Asheron's Call 2, from its local Internet Data Center.

'Cricinfo CricketManager' Launched

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cricinfo has teamed up with CAT Games to launch a brand-new, multi-player simulation game called Cricinfo CricketManager. Cricinfo CricketManager is funny, cartoon-style game in which thousands of fans manage their own virtual cricket teams in daily games against competitors worldwide. The players in the game are all fictional and can be named after friends, family or whoever fans choose.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 5' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Evolution Soccer 5, aka Winning Eleven 9, furthers the realism, on and off-the-ball movement and intuitive control of the best-selling football series with Producer Shingo 'Seabass' Takaska and his team at KCE Tyo Inc. implementing a host of new gameplay features and aesthetic touches as he continues his quest to deliver the most realistic football title on any format.

Strategy First Signs 'Disney's Aladdin Chess Adventures'

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First signs deal with worldwide developer and publisher Red Mile Entertainment, Inc. to distribute "Disney's Aladdin Chess Adventures", an educational strategy game that will appeal to both children and adults.

Sony Europe Sues UK Outlets Selling Imported PSPs

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 3:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment took its fight to stop UK and European gamers gaining access to its new PSP to the High Court. The games industry behemoth has chosen to take legal action against small, independent online retailers selling imported PSPs to UK gamers citing loss of revenue and trademark infringement.

'Fantastic Four' (GBA) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 2:00 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.

'Hello Kitty Roller Rescue' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Hello Kitty Roller Rescue players will be able to save Earth from the misinformed Block-O with the much loved Hello Kitty and Badtz-Maru. More than 20 popular Sanrio characters will help Hello-Kitty throughout her travels. Kitty will also be able to partner up at various stages to fight enemies. And, for the first time, players will be able to enjoy the beautiful Sanriotown in a completely 3-D world that is interactive.

'Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress' - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on June 20, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tony is back in a brand-new adventure with modern 3D-graphics. However, Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress is no sequel, but a prequel – it takes the player back into Tony’s youth, into the year 1953, when Tony was 13 years old. Read more to check out the new screens...

PS2 Preview - 'Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Zeta Gundam'

by Gordy Wheeler on June 20, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Seven years after the end of the devastating One Year War.... The victorious Earth Federation has become corrupt and oppressive, and the elite Titans police force has taken on dictatorial powers. As the A.E.U.G. rebel group struggles to defeat the Titans, the heroes and villains of the original Mobile Suit Gundam series find themselves on the same side of this new conflict.

Xbox Review - 'Close Combat: First to Fight'

by Evan Kaigle on June 20, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Lead a four-man fireteam of US Marines through the perils of modern urban combat in a Middle-Eastern urban battleground. This is an action-oriented, first-person 3D shooter that is being developed under the direction of the US Marine Corps as a training simulation for use by the Marine Corps.