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Atari CEO Resigns

by Judy on June 7, 2005 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced that James Caparro has resigned his position as Atari's President and CEO, effective immediately. The board of directors appointed current Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, Bruno Bonnell, to act as CEO on an interim basis.

Various Game Trailers #522

by Judy on June 7, 2005 @ 4:34 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 :

  • City of Villains - Dev Interview & Gameplay Trailer
  • Formula One 05 - Trailer
  • Pursuit Force - Trailer


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

'Far Cry Instincts' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry Instincts is a technically advanced gaming experience built from the ground up using the kind of cutting-edge technology that Far Cry fans will recognize from the PC title. Far Cry Instincts will ship for consoles in September 2005.

'Metal Combat' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metal Combat plans to re-invent the Fighting game genre with physics-based environments and characters, enabling fights with realistic reactions to every blow and destructible environments. The game is scheduled for release later this year for the PC and in the arcade by Solar Studios.

'Sniper Elite' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spring 1945: World War 2 is drawing to a close and the Russians and Germans are caught in a furious battle for a devastated Berlin. The cold war starts... As a sniper, recruited by the OSS (former CIA), it is the beginning of a lonely stealth mission in the Russian territory. In development since 2003, Sniper Elite is a sniping/stealth game due to be released on PS2, PC and Xbox.

'Blitzkrieg II' Beta Test Sign-ups

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 12:51 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. Nival Interactive is now accepting beta test sign-ups, and the actual multiplayer testing will run from June 13-27.

'In The Groove' (PS2) Boogies into Stores

by Judy on June 7, 2005 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

RedOctane announced today that In The Groove, the high-energy, next-generation dance video game, is shipping to retailers nationwide and will be fully distributed on store shelves by June 17, 2005.

Nintendo to Establish 1,000 WiFi Hotspots

by Judy on June 7, 2005 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo announced today that it would establish 1,000 WiFi hotspots in Japan by the end of 2005 where owners of its DS portable game machines can play games with others online for free.

'Call of Duty 2: The Big Red One' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision is not only working on a Call of Duty sequel for the PC, but also on a sequel to last years Call of Duty: Finest Hour. Call of Duty 2: The Big Red One will be set during World War 2, has a tentative holiday season release date. Previously Activision mentioned it would be showing "two" new Call of Duty products, so besides the CoD2 for PC, this may be the second one.

CDV Signs 'Hammer & Sickle' - Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV today announced that they have secured the publishing rights to Hammer & Sickle, a PC gaming title set in the award-winning Silent Storm universe, and currently in development by Nival Interactive.

'World of Warcraft' - v1.5.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This update adds two PvP battlegrounds, Warsong Gulch and Alterac Valley, as well as a long list of gameplay tweaks, bug fixes, balancing and so forth. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Knights of the Zodiac: The Sanctuary' (PS2) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai's PS2 exclusive Saint Seiya, Knights of the Zodiac: The Sanctuary, dubbed a Cosmo energy battle action game by its creators, is based on the legendary Japanese anime franchise, Saint Seiya. Read more for details and screens ...

Namco Signs 'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today Stargate SG-1: The Alliance, a squad based first-person shooter based on the acclaimed television series. Featuring innovative team gameplay, robust multiplayer features and an original "Stargate" storyline, Stargate SG-1: The Alliance will be coming to major console systems and the PC in Fall 2005.

DICE Shuts Down Trauma Studios' NY Office

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Illusions have decided to discontinue the New York office, Trauma Studios, previoisly known for the Desert Combat mod. All of the twelve employees are offered employment at the head office in Stockholm, for which they'd have to move from US to icecold Sweden.

'Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend' - v1.411 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend single-player expansion pack offers over 20 new areas of Paradise to decimate, 10 new missions to execute with extreme prejudice and an array of "cutting edge" weaponry that would make Lorena Bobbitt salivate. Freshly available for online purchase, Running With Scissors has released a small patch containing corrections and improvements for the U.S. and European releases of Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend.

'Samurai Western' (PS2) Hacks Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced today that it has shipped Spike's action-packed adventure game, Samurai Western, to retailers nationwide, From the creators of the original Tenchu and The Way of the Samurai series, Samurai Western is an enhanced version of the Japanese game that was released earlier in the year.

'Boiling Point: Road to Hell' - European Update Patch 1 Available NOW

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 5:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After the initial North American patch, Atari has now also released the first patch for the European edition of Deep Shadows' FPS/RPG Boiling Point: Road to Hell. This patch 1 is quite a bit larger than the US version and addresses various game bugs, crashes and other adjustments. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' (Xbox/PC) Arrives At Retail

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 5:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is pleased to announce that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for the Xbox and for the PC is now available at retailers throughout North America. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas for the Xbox and PC will be in stores in Europe on June 10th, 2005.

'Taxi 3: eXtreme Rush' - v1.1 Demo & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taxi 3: eXtreme Rush is a high end racing game in which you dash frantically through the city of London in order to pick up and drop off passengers. Team6 has released a single/multiplayer demo allowing you to try out a short street and drag race with two available cars. This updated demo adds a new track and a new car (both not available in the original demo), improved city design, and improved network speed for online multiplayer games. Read more for download links.

'Drive'n Kill' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drive'n Kill is an arcade car shooter. The gamer is one of the new world explorers where you get the opportunity to earn money on the armed car. But danger and lots of enemies are waiting for him in the new world. The gameplay is divided into sequence of missions, during which you get credits for enemy kills and bonus catching. Inbetween missions the car can be upgraded in the shop

'Dragonshard' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 4:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragonshard will incorporate classic role-playing themes, a powerful and dynamic real-time strategy engine all woven together with a rich storyline involving a global conflict for an immensely powerful artifact with the power to change the fate of Eberron itself.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360) Gets Real

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RABCAT is currently working on a considerable amount of photorealistic and true to original cars for Atari's upcoming next generation racing game Test Drive Unlimited, under developed by Eden Games for the X360.

'Payload' (N-Gage) Developer Q&A

by Paul Reith on June 7, 2005 @ 2:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Set in the distant future, players are members of courier teams hired to transport the precious crystalline mineral fuel source. As the players make their way to their goal, they will encounter gangs of marauders, and rival teams, attempting to steal their payload. Only successful runs will earn the cash and kudos required to progress through to the more challenging levels. We had a chat with Tantalus Interactive's CEO Tom Crago, and Producer John Szoke.

'Battlestrike: The Siege' Announced

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City Interactive is working on a sequel to ita budget shooter Battlestrike: Road to Berlin. The Siege is scheduled for this release in Europe coming August and will give players another 12 new missions in which you once again will take up arms against Nazis. This time around you will not only switch between battle tanks, airplanes or act as a sniper, but also get thrown in naval battles and be positioned on ships. More details to come shortly ...

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge'

by Hank on June 7, 2005 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge is an action-adventure game that continues the story of Jack Skellington and his arch-nemesis, Oogie Boogie. Players take on the role of Jack, who must battle bizarre and vicious enemies in order to stop the diabolical Oogie Boogie from kidnapping the leaders of all the holidays.

'Resident Evil 4' (NGC) Sells Big

by Rainier on June 7, 2005 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom’s survival horror game Resident Evil 4 has sold more than half a million units since its debut on January 11. According to The NPD Group’s sales tracking report, the game claimed the number one position for its launch month of January this year and sales have continued to hold strong.

PS2 Preview - 'Radiata Stories'

by Alicia on June 7, 2005 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Prepare to journey through a living, breathing fantasy world in the Square-Enix/tri-ACE co-production Radiata Stories. Explore a living, breathing fantasy world where time passes and NPCs all have their own daily routines. Recruit allies and pick sides in the war between humans and the faerie. The future's riding on your decisions.

PS2 Preview - 'Beatmania'

by Hank on June 7, 2005 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Beatmania is a revolutionary new interactive DJ simulation game for the PlayStation 2, which combines high-energy pulsating music with cutting-edge videos. Utilizing a specially designed DJ controller and featuring more than 50 tracks, Beatmania lets gamers feel the vibe, drop the beats and create the pulsing energy of a club in their own homes.

PSP Review - 'MVP Baseball'

by David Wanaselja on June 7, 2005 @ 12:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Whether swinging for the fences or protecting the plate, you have unprecedented command in the batter's box with the EA SPORTS Pure Swing System. With a fully featured Season mode, head-to-head wireless gaming, and addictive mini-games, MVP Baseball offers the ultimate gaming experience on the go!