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'Metathrone Project' - Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A first-person shooter with strong RPG elements. The plot originates in the near future when mankind is faced with a new threat – the ancient and powerful civilization of Geaa, striving for domination of the whole planet. Only one civilization will remain...

Virtue Games Wants To Bring Christian Games Out Of Mediocrity

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 4:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtue Games is a multimedia game development studio that plans to change the mediocrity associated with Christian games. They have brought together a team of highly experienced professionals, from computer industry graphics experts to Hollywood special effects gurus, to produce the highest quality Christian computer games to date.

Various Game Trailers #521

by Judy on June 6, 2005 @ 1:47 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 :

  • Codename Panzers: Phase Two - Preview Trailer
  • SpecForce Chrome - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Sudden Strike III: Arms for Victory - Trailer


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

'Still Life' (Xbox) Creeps Into Stores

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company, a leading publisher of adventure games, today announced Still Life has shipped to North American retailers for the Xbox. The investigative thriller is developed by award-winning adventure game creator, Microids.

'Close Combat: First to Fight' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Destineer has released the first patch for its squad based shooter Close Combat: First to Fight, set in a Middle-Eastern urban conflict. This update brings your retail game to v1.02 and adds a dedicated server, enhances observer mode, fixes portfolio and save deletion functions, addresses a rare crash, as well as an AMD SSE issue.

'World of Warcraft' Launches In China

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard today announced that its MMORPG World of Warcraft has officially launched in China. Players in China can now download the game, create accounts and experience the epic adventure of the Warcraft series in an immersive and continually evolving online environment. Needless to say, expect more downtime ...

'Romance of the Three Kingdoms X' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that Romance of the Three Kingdoms X has reached gold status and will ship to North American retailers on June 21st, 2005.

'Irth Online' Beta Test Signups

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Magic Hat Software announced today that the Open Beta for its MMORPG Irth Online begins today and runs through July 5, 2005. Gamers are encouraged to apply for the Open Beta on the Irth Online website.

'Fantastic Four' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Judy on June 6, 2005 @ 11:16 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.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked' - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A wet, wild and totally soaked new expansion pack to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will ride into stores this June. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!, the first expansion pack to RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 will let players create and control their own water parks for the first time.

'Paraworld' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Paraworld website has word that Sunflowers/SEK's RTS game Paraworld has been pushed back from its original Q4 2005 release date to Q1 2006. The reason for the delay was that after adding the uber-units, the so-called titans, the game needs additional balancing time, and also additional time to implement the physics engine.

'Call of Juarez' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combine with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players.

'Medal of Honor European Assault' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Charges Into Retail

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced the release of Medal of Honor European Assault for the PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube.

'The Ryzom Ring' Expansion Pack Announced

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nevrax announced a new expansion to its MMO The Saga of Ryzom entitled The Ryzom Ring, which is a set of tools for editing and sharing player-made map that are customizable with terrain, monsters and NPCs all run by individual players.

'Beyond Blitzkrieg' Now Known As 'Battleground Europe'

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX Media are today announcing a new title for the European release of the previously titled MMO action game, Beyond Blitzkrieg., the game will now be released as Battleground Europe.

'Area 51' Reveals Itself In Stores

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games announced today that AREA 51 the story-driven, first-person action thriller has shipped to retail outlets nationwide for PC. AREA 51 delivers a powerful multiplayer experience that allows up to 16 gamers to battle it out online via Capture the Flag, Infection and various other multiplayer modes.

'Winback 2: Project Poseidon' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI today revealed that developer Cavia has begun working on Winback 2: Project Poseidon, the long-awaited follow-up to the intense third-person action shooter that originally appeared on the N64 and PlayStation 2. While no additional information is available at this point, we do have the first two screens ...

'DoveZ: The Second Wave' Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dutch publishers Xing Interactive have announced the August 1st release date of a horizontal-scrolling space shoot 'em up, DoveZ: The Second Wave, which has been available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Singapore since the start of 2005. The suggested retail price is 9.99 GBP/14.99 Euro/US$19.99. DoveZ: The Second Wave is in the style of R-type and Raptor. Of course this game boasts many additional features to the standard repertoire of shoot 'em ups.

Various Game Trailers #520

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 5:47 a.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 :

  • Blood Magic - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War - Trailer (2)
  • Brigade E5: New Jagged Union - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Rig'n Roll - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Ni-Oh - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Ty the Tasmanian Tiger 3 - Trailer (2)


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

PS2/Xbox/X360 Preview - 'The Godfather'

by Geson Hatchett on June 6, 2005 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The book by Mario Puzo and classic film by Paramount Pictures serve as inspiration for The Godfather game as gamers will join the Corleone family and earn respect through loyalty and fear as they rise through the ranks to become Don in 1945-1955 New York.

NGC/PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction'

by Alicia on June 6, 2005 @ 4:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Prepare for the ultimate video game power fantasy in Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. Smash your way across urban cityscapes, fighting every tank, monster, and puny human that dares to cross your path. Earn points by performing the most spectacularly destructive stunts imaginable.

'Hegemony: Philip of Macedon' Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hegemony: Philip of Macedon is a new Real Time Strategy game, under development at Longbow Digital Arts, based on the rise to power of Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander The Great. Using a new and innovative 3D landscape engine, the game map is constructed from satellite DEM data and combines battle and strategy within the same unified 3D world (thanks Blues). Read more for screens & trailer...

PS2 Preview - 'Kingdom Hearts II'

by Alicia on June 6, 2005 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Kingdom Hearts II follows Sora, Donald, and Goofy on their continuing quest to find their friends and King Mickey. Sora and friends are joined by a vibrant new cast of characters, including the king himself! In the effort to help Mulan and stop the villain Hades' devious plots, they will encounter countless dangers both familiar and brand-new.

'Destroy All Humans!' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Orchestral Score

by Rainier on June 6, 2005 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Composer Garry Schyman, whose experience outside of videogames includes feature films, television movies, and series television, has created the original orchestral score for Pandemic Studios/THQ's upcoming Destroy All Humans!. The musical score is written in the style of 1950's sci-fi movies such as the classic The Day The Earth Stood Still, using a Theremin as the lead instrument.