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'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi' (PS2) - 16 New Screens

by Judy on June 8, 2005 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, also known as Dragon Ball Z: Sparking!, is the only game to combine fighting and flying in wide open, destructible 3D environments. In the air, on the ground or under water, DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi gives players the ability to battle with unprecedented power and freedom.

'Virtua Tennis World Tour' (PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Judy on June 8, 2005 @ 4:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Tennis World Tour will feature a playable array of internationally renowned tennis pros in addition to a make-your-own player mode, exclusive mini-games, and original courts. Wi-Fi gameplay is supported, encouraging up to four friends to play together.

Various Game Trailers #523

by Judy on June 8, 2005 @ 3:22 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 :

  • Battalion Wars - E3 2005 Trailer
  • CustomPlay Golf - Trailer
  • Echo: Secrets of the Lost Cavern - Trailer #2
  • Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects - Trailer #2


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

'Galactic Civilizations II' Heading For Europe

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive today announced that it will be publishing the sequel to Galactic Civilizations, Galactic Civilizations II, in Europe. The title is scheduled for release around Feb 2006.

'Indigo Prophecy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A free-flowing game during which players can assume the role of multiple characters and experience the game from multiple viewpoints, Fahrenheit allows players' actions to affect the plot by offering a scenario driven interactive experience.

'187 Ride or Die' (PS2/Xbox) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

187 Ride or Die tells the story of a reluctant urban hero named Buck (L. Tate), a young man living a thug's life seething with money, fast cars and beautiful women -- with danger lurking around every corner. Set in the underworld of Los Angeles, Buck must defend the territory of his mentor Dupree (G. Black) from a menacing nemesis and his gang of bandit roughriders, led by Cortez (N. Gugliemi), who are determined to take control of the streets.

European Windows Edition to Be Sold Without Media Player

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The European Commission found in March 2004 that Microsoft had violated antitrust laws by competing unfairly. It fined the world's largest software company a record 497 million euros ($613.1 million) and also ordered it to share information with rival makers of servers used to run printers and retrieve files, an issue known as interoperability. Microsoft announced today that it will release a version of its Windows operating system without the Media Player application on June 15 to comply with European Union anti-monopoly rules.

'Vision' - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vision is the next stride forward in the evolution of modern role-playing games. Exceptional graphics, true-to-life NPC behavior and a finely tuned balance between raw action and deep story development are the essential elements that will make the title irresistible to RPG fans.

'The Sims 2 Nightlife' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With The Sims 2 Nightlife, players will be able to take their Sims out to hit all the swanky hot spots in the all new downtown location and spice up their lives with an all new dating gameplay and a new life goal focused on pleasure seeking.

'Restricted Area' - v1.09 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Restricted Area is an action-based roleplaying game with realtime combat, which combines a fascinating gameplay similar to Diablo 2 with innovative technology, tactic-shooter elements and a dark future scenario. Whiptail has released a v1.09 hotfix patch addressing a minor bug where the text in the Starter application option window was wrong (thanks Blues).

'Destroy All Humans!' (PS2/Xbox) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After THQ earlier announced the orchestral score for Destroy All Humans!, today it revealed the discovery of paranormal intergalactic music being transmitted from the far reaches of space. A team of Earthling engineers, including tastemaker DJ Jason Bentley (KCRW, Santa Monica and KROQ, Los Angeles) and cutting-edge Electronica artist Junkie XL, are decoding the frequencies at a feverish pace.

MMO Player Sentenced to Life in Prison

by Judy on June 8, 2005 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few weeks ago, we reported on the killing of an MMO player over the sale of a virtual sword. Today, the BBC is reporting that Qui Chengwei has been given a suspended death sentence for the crime. The suspended sentence means Qui could spend the rest of his life behind bars, although it could be reduced to 15 years for good behavior.

'NCAA March Madness 06' (PS2/Xbox) Cover Athlete - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that Raymond Felton, point guard for the 2005 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Champion, North Carolina Tar Heels, will serve as cover athlete and spokesman for NCAA March Madness 06, scheduled to be released this fall.

'Salvo' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An oft-neglected era, the age of sail has produced only a few computer games over the years, much to the disappointment of would-be Horatio Hornblowers everywhere. Because of this it is with great excitement that Shrapnel Games would like to announce the signing of Spruegames, a new independent developer who will be joining our award- winning lineup with the imminent release of Salvo. Shrapnel Games has announced Salvo! went gold and is projected to ship July 5, 2005.

'MotoGP4' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotoGP4 is the latest installment in the acclaimed motorcycle racing series, featuring realistic bike physics, licensed riders and motorcycles and adrenaline-pumping multiplayer races, the game promises to be the most complete motorcycle grand prix simulation ever.

'Advent Rising' (Xbox) Million Dollar Xbox Live Contest Launches Tomorrow

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers now have one million more reasons to play the sci-fi action video game, Advent Rising, as Majesco launches its Race to Save Humanity million dollar play-and-win contest tomorrow at 8pm EST/5pm PST exclusively on Xbox Live. Each week a clue will be released, read more for the first hint.

'Chrome SpecForce' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland announced today that the english version of Chrome SpecForce has gone gold. The game has been sent for replication now. Official date of english version premiere will be revealed soon. Chrome SpecForce is a Sci-Fi shooter set in a far future. You become Bolt Logan, a member of the elite SpecForce military unit. Your mission - to battle terrorist factions on the desolate planet of Estrella.

'Paraworld' - 1 New Screen

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 4:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paraworld combes for the first time ever a setting never seen before with personalized unit management, it brings new life to the real-time strategy genre. Modern elements blend with primeval conditions in a long forgotten, incredibly beautiful prehistoric world. Creatures long extinct come once more to life, a constant danger to anyone living in the area. Deep Silver confirmed Paraworld's earlier reported delay, as its release was pushed back from Q4 2005, to Q1 2006.

'25 To Life' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 43 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos in conjunction with Highway 1 Productions, takes an unrelenting look at urban street crime in its upcoming action video game 25 To Life. 25 To Life is being developed by Avalanche Software and will be available for PS2, Xbox and PC. Read more for new screens..

Trinigy Announces Vision Engine Supports Xbox 360

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trinigy today announced that future versions of its Vision Game Engine will fully support Microsoft's Xbox 360.

'Far Cry Instincts' (PS2/Xbox) - Developer Q&A

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 2:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Far Cry Instincts takes the PC version's signature locations, Full-Action Response A.I. (F.A.R. concept), and unprecedented view-distance, and combines them with improved gameplay scenarios that will challenge players to utilize an even broader range of strategies and survival tactics to uncover the many secrets within the beautiful, but deadly islands. Today we have an interview with Ubisoft's Scriptwriter and Game Designer Patrick Redding giving us more insight in FCI's game dynamics.

'Winter Sports Extreme' Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dutch publishers Xing Interactive announce the release of Winter Sports Extreme, a magnificent snowboarding game which, logically, will be released in mid Summer! On the 14th of July the game will be available at 9,95 Euro and the currency equivalents in non-Euro countries. Winter Sports Extreme has beautiful 3D graphics and enough gameplay to last you til you can grab a board and do the real thing in Winter!

'Bully' (PS2/Xbox) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2005 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bully follows teenager Jimmy Hopkins as he tries to survive his crooked classmates and superiors, and navigate the tricky social hierarchy at the fictitious reform school, Bullworth Academy.

X360 Preview - 'Perfect Dark: Zero'

by Eric on June 8, 2005 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Perfect Dark: Zero is the prequel to the hugely popular and critically acclaimed Perfect Dark. Set in the year 2020 — years before the original hit game — Perfect Dark: Zero reveals the origins of Joanna Dark, one of the most lethal special agents.

X360 Preview - 'Full Auto'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 8, 2005 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Combine fully-automatic, weapon-equipped vehicles with highly detailed and interactive urban environments and you have Full Auto, the most destructive racing action ever experienced in a video game. This racer allows players to choose from a wide selection of unique vehicle designs and arm them with any combination of machine guns, cannons, and other deadly weapons.

PS2 Review - 'Cold Winter'

by David Wanaselja on June 8, 2005 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Captured, conveniently forgotten, tortured, and left for dead, MI6 agent Andrew Sterling awaits execution in a Chinese prison. The story begins when a mysterious friend from his past rescues him, setting off a chain of events that could rock the very foundations of global security and wreak chaos on a worldwide level.