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Various Game Trailers #539

by Rainier on July 1, 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 :

  • Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 - Trailer #3
  • Madden 2006 - Trailer #3
  • Shattered Union - Intro Trailer
  • Rainbow Six 4: Lockdown [PS2] - Multiplayer Trailer
  • One Piece: Grand Battle [NGC] - Trailer #2
  • Zatch Bell [NGC] - Trailer


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

'UFO: Aftershock' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 8:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFO: Aftershock follows directly from one of the endings of UFO: Aftermath, where the player agrees to hand over the Earth to the Alien scientists, who are trying to change the planet into a giant living organism. The Council of Earth and their followers take refuge on an orbiting satellite prepared for them by the aliens, but not all the survivors of the original invasion where re-located.

'Dragonshard' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 4:13 p.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.

'187 Ride or Die' (PS2/Xbox) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft sent us a note that it has launched the official 187 Ride or Die website, offering fans up-to-date information, screenshots and movies. 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. Set in the underworld of Los Angeles, Buck must defend the territory of his mentor Dupree from a menacing nemesis and his gang of bandit roughriders, led by Cortez, who are determined to take control of the streets.

'Painkiller' (Xbox) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 4:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy the gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. You are Painkiller, a mercenary for hire, charged with cleaning out nests of the undead. But an unholy pact with a demon unknowingly puts you square in the middle of a fight for control of the underworld... with the future of humanity hanging in the balance.

'Magic: The Gathering Online' Expansion Announced

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 3:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wizards of the Coast today announced that the ever-popular Mirage set will be re-introduced as a new expansion for Magic: The Gathering Online. Originally released in 1996, the Mirage card set consists of some of the most memorable cards in Mirage: The Gathering history and continues to be a fan favorite to this day. The Mirage expansion for MAGIC: The Gathering Online will release in December 2005.

Playlogic Reverse Merges With Donar Enterprises

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Donar Enterprises and Playlogic International announced today the closing of a share exchange transaction, all holders of ordinary shares of Playlogic exchanged their shares for Donar common stock. As a result, Playlogic has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Donar, and Playlogic's former shareholders now collectively own 21,836,924 shares of Donar common stock, representing 94.8% of Donar's outstanding shares.

'Lunar: Dragon Song' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 1:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft is delighted to announce a new Nintendo DS exclusive fantasy RPG, Lunar: Dragon Song. The game is the first original installment of the Lunar franchise to be released in more than 10 years. Read more for details and screens ...

'Hitman: Blood Money' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 12:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.

'Bet On Soldier' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill.

Court Order Forces Microsoft To Pay IBM $850 Million

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IBM will receive $775 million in cash and $75 million in credit for software from Microsoft Corp. to settle claims that resulted from the federal government's antitrust case against Microsoft in the 1990s. U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson ruled in 2000 that Microsoft engaged in anticompetitive practice, and the judge's ruling cited IBM as a company that Microsoft had forced to "desist from certain technological innovations and business initiatives." Read the full article here ...

'Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we revealed yesterday, SEGA today officially confirmed that they will add the widely anticipated expansion to Rome: Total War to their portfolio. From the makers of the Total War franchise and recently acquired studio, The Creative Assembly, Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion for PC is set to commence battle on the charts in September 2005 throughout Europe and America.

'Pro Cycling Manager' - v1.1r Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Cycling Manager will have more detailed animations, an experience system, stage editor and also several multiplayer modes. Cyanide Studio has released the first patch for its cycling manager bringing your retail game to v1.1r. This update patch adds tons improvements and fixes the menus, classifications, 3D, career, gameplay, AI, database and stages. etc. Read more for download links ...

'The Movies' (Xbox/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.

'Frankie Dettori Racing' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd and Player One Limited today announced the development of a new horse racing videogame, Frankie Dettori Racing for PS2, Xbox and PC.

'Monster Madness' (X360/PC) - New Screen

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 2:49 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. Check out this coop screen...

PC Preview - 'Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress'

by Judy on July 1, 2005 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress covers one day in the life of young Tony, on which he gets himself and his hometown into small and big catastrophes, but uncovers mysteries about a thief, ancient Indian cultures, UFOs, an abduction, and more ...

'Battlefield 2' - v1.01 Patch In The Works

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

EA revealed that it quietly has been working on the first Battlefield 2 patch, and it is expected to be released somewhere next week. Every fix in this v1.01 update is a result of Community feedback on the demo and retail game release. A few of the items being worked on are : issues that caused the Multiplayer Browser to become unresponsive, an issue where some game controls were not available to be rebound within the Options menu, and fixed a crash with rebinding LMB. An open Beta of the Battlefield 2 Editor will be released some time in July, and the linux server is almost finished as wel. Of course we will have all of those available on our fileserver network as soon as they are released.

'EverQuest II: Desert of Flames' - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Desert of Flames, the first retail expansion pack for EQ2, players will experience exciting gameplay-changing features and can explore never-before-seen areas filled with new quests, monsters, and loot. Desert of Flames is centered around the newly discovered, vibrantly colorful city of Maj'Dul.

'Crazy Frog Racer' (PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has won the battle fought between rival games industry superpowers to win the race to sign Wallaroo Licensing Company's Crazy Frog icon. The firm has exclusive worldwide interactive entertainment rights across all formats, and will publish the first Crazy Frog games this November on PC and PS2.

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (PS3/X360/PC) Not Delayed

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA has updated the Condemned: Criminal Origins product page reflecting a change in release date, being pushed back from its original winter 2005 launch time to winter 2006. This does not neccesarely mean it has been delayed for a year, merely postpone from December 2005, to January 2006, which would still mean the same "launch window" (thanks Robert). 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.

UPDATE : SEGA just informed us that the website stated an incorrect date, the title has not been delayed, it is still scheduled for the holiday 2005.

PS2 Review - 'Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana'

by John Curtis on July 1, 2005 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Have you been wanting a bit of humor in your RPGs lately? Look no farther than Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana. Featuring a light-hearted storyline, charming characters, and a complex gameplay engine, Atelier Iris is a gaming experience that's both retro and refreshingly unique. With its alchemy system, you'll do everything from summoning meteors to refining bread recipes.

'Crown of Glory' Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 12:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games announced today that Crown of Glory by Western Civilization Software has been released for sale and is available from the Matrix Games online store for $39.99 as a digital download and $49.99 as a boxed game. Additionally Crown of Glory is making its debut at the Origins Gaming Convention in Columbus, Ohio starting today, June 30th through July 3rd.