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'Yu Gi Oh!' US Finals Winners Crowned

by Judy on June 24, 2005 @ 11:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami America today announced the winners of the Yu-Gi-Oh! U.S. Championship Finals Video Game Tournament. Fifteen of the nation's best Yu-Gi-Oh! duelists went head to head in the competition. The top five winners from the U.S. Finals won valuable prizes as well as a trip to Japan to compete against the best duelists in the world at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2005 Tournament in Tokyo August 5th - 7th.

'Need for Speed Most Wanted' (ALL) - 27 New Screens

by Judy on June 24, 2005 @ 5:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets. Players will go head-to-head with the top drivers on the scene as well as strategically evade more than half dozen cops at any one time. Add in a dynamic open world, new gameplay and customization as well as tuners, supercars, muscles and sports cars and Need for Speed Most Wanted will be on every gamer's "must-have" list.

'The Getaway' Coming to PSP

by Judy on June 24, 2005 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new game listing on online retailers EBGames and UK's Play.com reveals that the PS2's The Getaway is not going anywhere and will be making an appearance on the PSP. Going by the name The Getaway: Gangs of London, EBGames has it listed for November release while the European release seems to coincide with UK's PSP launch, September.

UK Model Signs On For '187 Ride or Die' (PS2/Xbox)

by Judy on June 24, 2005 @ 4:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that it has signed an agreement with UK glamour model Thekla Roth to appear in its upcoming action game. 187 Ride or Die tells the story of a reluctant urban hero named Buck, a young man living a thug's life seething with money, fast cars and beautiful women -- with danger lurking around every corner.

'NCAA Football 2006' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on June 24, 2005 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCAA Football 2006 is the latest iteration in EA's college football franchise, and one of the new features will be the Race for the Heisman. The new mode allows you to create a profile and work your way up through the stats, including perks to pimp out your college dorm room, and once your won the trophy, eventually you will be able to get drafted by the NFL, and transfer your character, and his stats, over to continue your football career in Madden NFL 2006.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (PS3/X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Judy on June 24, 2005 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Condemned: Criminal Origins allows players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice. Gamers will play as Ethan Thomas, an FBI agent in the Serial Crimes Unit (SCU), whose pursuit of relentless serial killers leads him through detailed urban environments filled with deadly sociopaths who lurk on the periphery of humanity.

'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on June 24, 2005 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darkwatch is an original FPS combining the Western and Horror genres to create a cinematic experience with unparalleled depth and game play variety. As half-vampire Jericho Cross, players must hunt down a powerful vampire lord whose undead minions have overrun the Wild West. The result is a stylistic premise blending western and vampire-horror milieus, and one injected with innovative concepts.

'Ape Escape 3' (PS2) - 13 Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 11:25 a.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.

'Without Warning' (PS2/Xbox) - 51 New Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Without Warning, developed by CiRCLE Studio, founded by the Tombraider series creators, is a highly charged action shooter set against the backdrop of a brutal terrorist siege of a U.S. based chemical plant. The story takes place over a 12 hour period, during which players will experience the events from the vantage point of six characters that are caught up in the crisis situation.

'Soul Calibur III' (PS2) - 12 New Screens

by Judy on June 24, 2005 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Soul Calibur III offers the series' hallmarks of exhilarating sword-fighting action and profound martial arts while also delivering highly improved graphics and sound effects to create a unique gaming experience. It also features a Character Creation Mode, which allows players to create original warriors.

'Madagascar The Game' (ALL) One Million and Counting

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced today that the company has shipped in excess of one million units worldwide of DreamWorks Animation's Madagascar The Game. The title, based on the hit feature film, was released in the U.S. on May 24.

'Cricket 2005' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released a demo for HB Studios' Cricket 2005, allowing you to try out a portion of a cricket game between between England and Australia. In addition to the international teams and bonus squads, you can now play with domestic teams and compete in England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. The all-new Twenty20 tournament will be fully licensed with season modes also on offer.

'Cold War' (Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cold War follows the story of Matt Carter a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Using only recovered weapons and improvised gadgets, he must now evade or overcome elite Soviet forces and defeat the conspiracy before he is sent to a Siberian prison camp or killed.

'Monster Madness' (X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Madness, under development by Artificial Studios in conjunction with Immersion Software & Graphics, is a 4-player cooperative online-enabled action game for the PC and Xbox 360.

'Wild Earth' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters proudly announce the signing of Wild Earth. Expected for release in the final quarter of 2005, Wild Earth is a graphically spectacular safari adventure set in the heart of Africa, offering gamers a breathtaking journey through the Serengeti National Park.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (NGC/PS2/ Xbox/X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3, players will embody Captain Scott Mitchell as he commands the Ghosts and Special Forces allies equipped with the IWS in the quest to save the president of the United States, recover stolen nuclear codes and eliminate a vicious band of renegade soldiers hell-bent on unleashing catastrophe.

'Live For Speed: S2' - v0.5P Updated Alpha Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S2 will significantly improve the game - important features have been added, dynamic camber (improved simulation of suspension and different suspension types), highly detailed tyre physics and a damage model have been introduced. The LFS team has released an updated alpha demo for Live for Speed S2 offering you a training area, and the Blackwood track, driveable in 3 cars. This updated demo contains the full game which you can unlock once you purchase a key. Read more for download links ...

Digital Jesters Signs 'Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk' - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 8:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk is the ultimate futuristic aerial combat game featuring some of the most frenzied air battles ever witnessed with an intensity rarely reached in a videogame. The game takes place in a distant future, in a time when the solar system has been completely conquered by the human beings.

'Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress' Website Launched

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher dtp announced today that it has launched the official website for their upcoming adventure Tony Tough 2 where you will find screenshots, wallpapers and a lot of information. The site will be enriched with further content until the release, which is scheduled in Q4 for the German version as well as for the other languages versions. Tony Tough 2 will be a Prequel, telling the story of Tony's first case in his youth, and will feature up-to-date 3D-graphics combined with a classic point & click interface.

PS2 Review - 'Enthusia Professional Racing'

by Kris Graft on June 24, 2005 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Get behind the wheel and experience the sensation of racing actual cars. As in the real world, Enthusia emphasizes pure driving skills and ensures that winning is a result of ability rather than how much money has been spent tuning a car. Maintaining a subtle balance between the power of the car and the driver’s skill, Enthusia promises to deliver the ultimate driving experience for racing fans of all abilities.

'F.E.A.R' - Release Date Back To Fall 2005

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi seems to be playing games with us, as it has updated the F.E.A.R. product page again, and changed the release date for Monolith's upcoming FPS back to fall 2005. Yesterday it was changed to summer 2005, making the game appear to be ahead of schedule, which turns out not to be the case after all (thanks Justin).

'Flashpoint Germany' - v1.04 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games released a new patch for its tactical war game, Flashpoint Germany. This update brings your retail game to v1.04 includes minor bug fixes and major compatibility and performance improvements for Win98/ME users. Additionally two new features were added; an improved user interface for the Unit Description Panel and a counter for turns played vs. turns left in the game. The turn counter will allow players to better predict arrival of reinforcements.

'Great Invasions' - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A clever mix of strategy and action, Great Invasions plunges you back into Europe of the Dark Ages, a time in history where hundreds of nations and barbarian tribes rush to assault the civilized world, from AD 375 (arrival of the Huns) to AD 1066 (conquest of England by the Normans).

'Coffee Break' Unveiled - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Coffee break is a company life simulation with attitude. All your colleagues have different personalities and you must develop a good relationship with them all if you want to succeed in your different tasks.

'Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising' - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gods and Heroes, players become classic heroes of the ancient world, born of immortal blood. As a scion of the gods, each player will have the opportunity to pursue his destiny through a series of Epic Quests that will span all levels of gameplay, over time commanding amazing God Powers and acquiring famous weapons and treasure of myth.

'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory' (NDS) Infiltrates Stores

by Rainier on June 24, 2005 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announces that Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory for the Nintendo DS has shipped to retailers across North America and will be available June 28, 2005.