Various Game Trailers #532

by Rainier on June 22, 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 :

  • Enemy Territory: Quake Wars - Updated E3 2005 Trailer
  • Phantasy Star Universe - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Voodoo Nights - Trailer
  • FarCry Instincts - Predator Trailer


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

Nyko's Summer Portable Revolution Contest

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 10:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nyko Technologies is launching their Summer Portable Revolution Contest which will shower a lucky fan with a dream outfit of portable audio, video and game gear. Just in time for the summer, gamers, music fanatics and gadget lovers alike will get their chance to win a bundle of portable entertainment products, including a grand prize package which features both an Apple iPod Photo and a Sony PSP, as well as games, iTunes downloads and tons of Nyko accessories including the Theater Experience for PSP.

'Volkswagen Golf Racer' Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 9:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Volkswagen Golf Racer is an official racing game about the legendary European Volkswagen Golf series. The game features over 15 models from all 5 series, including the classic GTI from 1975, GTI Kit Cars, the latest Golf V GTI from 2004 and a collection of bonus cars like: The New Beatle, The Samba and the latest concept cars.

Bioware Releases 'NwN: Pirates of the Sword Coast' Module

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioWare is excited to announce that its latest Premium Neverwinter Nights Module is now for sale at the BioWare Online Store! Neverwinter Nights: Pirates of the Sword Coast takes players on a swashbuckling adventure on the high seas in one of the most popular regions in the Forgotten Realms. Play the module by yourself or with friends, and experience new level art, new creatures, and the biggest Premium Neverwinter Nights Module yet with 8-12 hours of gameplay. It's a great value at just $9.99 USD.

Rockstar Games' Upload Online Media Awards Contest

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 6:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is proud to announce the return of ROCKSTAR GAMES UPLOAD, the digital media awards program that recognizes and celebrates the creative endeavors of the online community in the categories of Short Subject Film, Deejay Mix, Short Fiction and Multimedia Design.

'GripShift' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GripShift is one of the first video games for the PSP system to combine high-flying stunt driving and unique puzzle-solving action in an all-out, pedal-to-the-metal racing experience. Players will race as one of six unique characters in supped-up, customizable vehicles as they stunt their way through insane twisting levels while collecting power-ups, avoiding traps, beating the clock and challenging friends.

'Battlefield 2' Editor Release Delayed

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a community update earlier today EA and DICE disappointed plenty of people in the mod community when they announced that the first Beta version of the Battlefield 2 Editor will not be released as scheduled. Due to some unresolved issues the Open Beta Editor has been postponed until the end of June.

'AND 1 Streetball' (PS2/Xbox) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 4:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With unprecedented depth, freedom and control, AND 1 Streetball features the entire roster of sensational AND 1 Mix Tape Tour players such as AO, The Professor, Spyda and Pharmacist – each with their signature moves and look. AND 1 Streetball also gives you the power to create your own player and your own moves – so YOU can become the next streetball phenomenon.

'Project Gotham Racing 3' (X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PGR 3 creates the ultimate roster of the hottest supercars in existence, introduces them to the high-definition era, and drops them into a completely new gaming world, where style rules the road. Racers define and create individually customized gameplay, and can race each other — on or offline. Microsoft has just launched the official PGR3 website, so head on over there (thanks VE3D.com), or read more to check some new screens...

'Crusty Demons' (PS2/Xbox) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crusty Demons combines the freeform tricking, high-octane stunt mayhem and bone breaking crashes in this free roaming world. It breaks new ground by rewarding players to engineer spectacular crashes and inflict massive injuries and pain to their rider.

Hollywood Actors Reject Video Game Deal

by Judy on June 22, 2005 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hollywood's bitterly divided actors union, the Screen Actors Guild, rejected on Tuesday a recently negotiated contract with the video game industry, but the vote was unlikely to have any effect since most games are produced with non-union talent.

'SpellForce 2' - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SpellForce 2, the player takes over the role of the avatar, solving quests and overcoming obstacles as in classical RPGs, but also experiences strategic challenges while leading armies as in an RTS - therefore offering a complete synthesis of both genres in a perfect blend.

'True Crime New York City' (PS2/Xbox) Location Revealed

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

During E3, Activision started a Guess The City Contest, in which the public tried to "guess" the urban setting for the True Crime sequel. That contest ended June 16, 2005, and we now have the first tidbits of information on the True Crime sequel. The city of choice is New York, there's a new main character Marcus (a black cop, as opposed to the Asian American Nick Kang in the original), and it will be more violent than its predecessor. All the footage in the contest trailers was taken from the New York setting, and this time around, you will not only have various cars and trucks at your disposal, but also be able to jack and ride motorcycles. The game also seems to sport various types of interrogation techniques reminiscent of the recent Punisher title.

'Zoo Vet' Operates In Retail Stores

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legacy Interactive announced today that its new simulation game, Zoo Vet, is now available at retail outlets nationwide. Praised by children's software critics and national parenting organizations, Zoo Vet, developed by Legacy Interactive and distributed by Vivendi Universal Games, carries an SRP of $19.95 and is rated E for Everyone.

'Silent Hunter 3' - v1.4 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft releases a new patch for its submarine sim Silent Hunter 3. This update brings your retail game to v1.4, adds new features, bombers, buildings, but also addresses the usual bugs fixes and gameplay tweaks. Read more for details and download links ...

Telltale Games Launches Digital Download Service

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Telltale Incorporated today announces Telltale Now, its new model for delivering graphically rich, engaging, interactive stories direct to consumers. Telltale is currently developing its first major Telltale Now release, based on Jeff Smith's popular Bone series, which will be available Fall, 2005. Telltale will announce additional Telltale Now plans later this year.

'Astérix & Obélix XXL 2: Mission Las Vegum' (PS2/PC) Game Details

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While we already had the official announcement last week, Atari today released more specific game details. Faithful to the tradition of parody that runs throughout the Asterix stories, Atari's latest Asterix offering is an explosive video game crammed with surprising encounters that parody the greatest icons of the video game world and is awash with wry references to many of the great moments that have marked over 25 years of video game history.

'Avencast' - Screens & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 4:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Avencast is a 3D role-playing game in the classic fantasy genre. In the demo version you adapt the role of a novice in the magic academy of Avencast. As a delegation of villagers comes to the academy to seek help, you get your first chance to prove yourself worthy of becoming a magician. You agree to travel to the village Aramelund, which is haunted by an ignominious creature and a deadly spell. Now all the villagers put their trust in YOU (thanks RPGDot). Read more for details, screens and demo link ...

'Earth 2160' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EARTH 2160 is an RTS game based on the popular and successful EARTH series. Including single and multiplayer modes. The game uses the latest Earth III engine. Storing objects in a format based on the mathematical model of Bezier-curves instead of polygons. Giving an as yet unseen level of detail, only limited by the hardware used.

'Bet On Soldier: Blood Sport' Will Include 64-Bit Edition

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kylotonn and publisher Digital Jesters, who have been working closely with AMD throughout the Bet On Soldier: Blood Sport (its new official name) development and announced today that their FPS will ship with a 64-bit version that has been specifically optimised to take full advantage of the processing power of the 64-bit AMD Athlon 64 FX processor.

'The Incredible Hulk' (ALL) Gets Hollywood Voice-overs - Trailer

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 3:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced its talent line-up for The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. Comic and sci-fi fanboy favorite Ron Perlman (Hellboy) as Hulk’s notorious rival Emil Blonsky and the Abomination; Neal McDonough, the voice of Bruce Banner in the late-'90s cartoon series “The Incredible Hulk,” as Hulk’s human genius alter ego; and actor Richard Moll as Devil Hulk, the embodiment of all that is evil within Banner’s own mind.

'Coded Arms' (PSP) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Coded Arms is a first person shooter in where you take the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates the abandoned virtual reality system. Gamers will use weapons and power-ups that they discover while exploring the expansive single player mode. Coded Arms will also utilize the PSP handheld system's wireless capabilities for multiplayer action for up to four people.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 2:34 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.

PC Preview - 'Outfront II'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 22, 2005 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Outfront II immerses players right in the heat of WWII action. The game includes all the highlights of the original and provides even better physics and unit models, complex team AI and new tactical opportunities. New unit commands such as move to cover and charge position help team survival while new personal moves like climbing over fences and aimed-shots keep individual soldiers fighting.

'World of Warcraft' Expansion Pack Confirmed

by Rainier on June 22, 2005 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a statement on the official World of Warcraft website outlaying what the future holds for WoW, Lead Producer Shane Dabiri confirmed the long rumored fact that a World of Warcraft expansion pack is indeed in the works (thanks Blizzplanet). No details were revealed, but Shane simply stated : "Some have asked about an expansion and what it might hold. I wanted to let players know that it is in the works, and we’ll release details as soon as we can."