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Various Game Trailers #531

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 11:59 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 :

  • Bet on Soldier - Trailer #8
  • GUN - Updated E3 Trailer
  • Ape Escape 3 - Trailer
  • DDR: Mario Mix [NGC] - Trailer
  • War World - Trailer


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

'Monopoly Live' Launched

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 9:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

To celebrate the iconic game's 70th anniversary, the makers of Monopoly are giving fans the chance to do just this with the creation of an online version of the nation's favourite board game. Monopoly Live uses London as a real-life playing board, and the capital's taxis as 'real time' playing pieces. Players will also get the chance to win for top prizes including the chance to get their mortgage or rent paid for an entire year.

'War In The Pacific' - v1.60 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 9:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and 2 by 3 Games have released a new patch for their strategy game War In The Pacific. This update focuses on some 20 minor bug fixes and a multitude of subtle map changes to better mimic the War in the Pacific. Some of the more important items include fixes involving the capture of enemy bases, the loss of experience when replacing large numbers of soldiers in a unit, and unit all follow commands. Additionally, there are 41 map changes that more accurately depict the war.

'Yu-Gi-Oh!' US Finals Tournament

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 9:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the past few months, Konami searched the nation for the best Yu-Gi-Oh! players via an online contest that tested duelists' knowledge of the Yu-Gi-Oh! property. Winners from the Web contest will progress to the U.S. Finals, which will be held at the Konami America offices, located in Redwood City, Calif. on June 24th.

'Fallen Lords: Condemnation' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallen Lords: Condemnation is a spectacular 3D fighting adventure set in the Afterworld, a kingdom of endless war as the Forces of Light, the Forces of Darkness and the Souls of the Purgatory battle for the precarious balance of the world.

'Boiling Point: Road to Hell' - v1.1 US Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 4:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has released yet another patch for the North American edition of Deep Shadow's FPS Boiling Point: Road to Hell. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses random inventory losses, game crashes, sound issues, animation errors, car issues, disappearing missions, and a few other things. Read more for details and download links ...

'Romance of the Three Kingdoms X' (PS2) Flirts Its Way Into Stores

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The fate of China once again hangs in the balance this week as video gamers finally get their chance to play the landmark 10th edition of KOEI's Romance of the Three Kingdoms game series. Publisher KOEI is shipping the game today to retailers throughout North America. Romance of the Three Kingdoms X is available now exclusively on the PS2.

Monolith Axes 80 Employees

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Seattle Times is reporting that Monolith Productions is laying off 80 employees after transferring two of its game titles (Matrix Online and a yet to be announced DC Comics MMO) to Sony Online Entertainment. At least 25 of those employees have been offered jobs at Sony Online Entertainment's Bellevue office, about two miles away. After the layoffs Monolith still employs about 100 people and continues to develop F.E.A.R, for Vivendi, and Condemned: Criminal Origins for SEGA.

'The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction is a new action/adventure game, developed by Simpsons: Hit & Run's Radical Games, and will feature the ultimate in destructible environments, an awesome Hulk-powered ability to weaponize any object and a massive free-roaming, fully interactive world.

'Conker: Live & Reloaded' (Xbox) Squeezes Its Way To Retail

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that the world's most popular squirrel commando is set to reload and unload on gamers everywhere, as Conker: Live & Reloaded is now available at North American retail. Conker: Live & Reloaded will drop gamers into the front lines of an epic battle between the noble Squirrels and the vicious Tediz.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software and Activision today announced the launch of the offcial Enemy Territory: Quake Wars website, including a streaming trailer and more info about the story. Developed by Splash Damage and built on id Software's new MegaTexture rendering technology, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in the ultimate online strategic shooter.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Revealed

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Khaeon Games, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, Spellborn uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine. Read more for details ...

'Worms 4: Mayhem' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. A few days earlier than expected, Codemasters has released a demo offering 2 maps (Quick match/multiplayer, and story mode). Read more for download links ...

'Alan Wake' (PS3/X360/PC) - 2 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alan Wake, the game's protagonist, is a bestselling horror writer, who writes a novel about his darkest nightmares. In the game, those nightmares come true. As with Remedy's previous games, story and atmosphere are fundamental elements. The game features a massive, open world for the players to explore. The game design is mission based with the player as the driving force behing the action, and as with their previous games, Remedy again focuses completely on delivering the best possible single player experience.

'Far Cry' - v1.32 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a new patch for Crytek's Far Cry. This update patch brings your retail version to v1.32, and fixes various graphical problems, addresses a video playback, server, and game crash issue. Read more for download links ...

'Scooby-Doo! Unmasked' (GBA/NDS/ NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this action adventure platform game, players will assume the role of Scooby-Doo as he and the teenage sleuths of Mystery Inc. visit Fred's cousin Jed, a monster movie set designer. They'll find Jed has disappeared and his animatronics are out of control, sending mechanical monsters haywire and making Jed the prime suspect. Players must stop the creepy costumed characters, unmask the truth and prove Jed's innocence.

'Imperial Glory' - Intel Chip Fix Available NOW

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Imperial Glory offers an in-depth management model along with graphically stunning real-time land and naval battles in full 3D. Choose which of the five great 19th century Empires to lead: Great Britain, France, Russia, Prussia or Austro-Hungary, each with their own unique attributes. Eidos has released a small patch for Pyro Studios' RTS addressing the issue of Intel Chipsets not being able to start the game (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Psychonauts' (PS2) Tweaks Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mind games are now three times as much fun as Majesco today announced that Psychonauts for the PS2 has shipped to retail stores nationwide. The new iteration of Psychonauts now joins the Xbox and PC versions, which shipped in April.

'Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded' (GBA) Races To Stores

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 8:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games announced today its action-packed racing game, "Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded," is now available at retail for GBA. Inspired by the upcoming feature film "Herbie: Fully Loaded" starring Lindsay Lohan, "Disney's Herbie: Fully Loaded" gives players the ride of a lifetime in Herbie, one of the world's most beloved cars.

'Destroy All Humans!' (PS2/Xbox) Lands In Stores

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 8:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced the arrival of Destroy All Humans! for the Sony PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Turning the tables on the classic Human vs. Alien scenario, Destroy All Humans! allows gamers to play as the alien invader unleashing a wave of destruction on mankind. Delivering disintegrator rays, massive explosions, and a hilarious helping of 1950s paranoia, Destroy All Humans! is now available for the suggested retail price of $49.99.

'Battlefield 2' Assaults Retail Stores

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 7:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA and Digital Illusions today announced that Battlefield 2 has begun to ship to retail outlets for the PC. Powered by an all new game engine, Battlefield 2 brings the intensity and excitement of its predecessors, the award-winning Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield Vietnam, into the modern era with the latest, most technologically advanced vehicles and weapons systems available to man.

'Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes' (Xbox) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 7:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A continuation of the highly acclaimed Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders, KUF: Heroes raises the intensity of the fast-paced action-strategy game with improved epic battles; new characters, environments, units; and new multiplayer options for waging war over Xbox Live. An improved user interface with simplified game menus and adjusted difficulty levels will make it easy for even new players to crush their foes.

'Buffy' to Star in 'American McGee's Alice' Movie

by Judy on June 21, 2005 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sarah Michelle Gellar is attached to star in a feature version of the Electronic Arts video game "American McGee's Alice," which is itself based on Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" novels.

'Real Time Worlds' Signs Exclusive X360 Development Agreement

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft's corporate vice president Peter Moore announced that Scottish games developer Real Time Worlds have signed a partnership agreement with Microsoft that will see a number of exclusive titles developed for the new Xbox 360.

'The Matrix: Path of Neo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari is returning to the universe of "The Matrix" with a new game that lets players assume the role of actor Keanu Reeves' lead character Neo and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy, including the original film.

PC Preview - 'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes'

by Mark Crump on June 21, 2005 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will be the premier third generation massively multiplayer RPG. 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.

'SingingCoach' Turns Any PC Into an Expert Vocal Instructor

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's a product that combines cutting edge technology with the expertise of a veteran vocal coach -- and it allows anyone to become a better singer using their personal computer. A new line of software products called SingingCoach now gives users instantaneous professional feedback without having to hire an expensive vocal instructor. SingingCoach software installs easily on a PC and makes it fun to sing better.

'Crown of Glory' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 21, 2005 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games announced today that Crown of Glory by Western Civilization Software has officially Gone Gold and will be available from the Matrix Games store in the final days of June. Additionally Crown of Glory will be making its debut at the Origins Gaming Convention in Columbus, Ohio from June 30th through July 3rd.

PS2 Review - 'Rugby 2005'

by Thomas Leaf on June 21, 2005 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

EA Sports' Rugby 2005 incorporates all the major Rugby teams, players, and tournaments, including the Tri-Nations, Super 12 and many more authentic and prestigious events from the world of Rugby.