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'King Kong' (ALL) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 10:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delve deeper into the film experience through alternative viewpoints designed to immerse the player into the action and truly "feel" the tension of the adventure. Ubisoft has just launched the official King Kong website, the game adaptation of Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson's upcoming theatrical movie. The website features some screens, trailers and newsletter signup possibility.

Various Game Trailers #544

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 9:51 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 :

  • Indigo Prophecy - Trailer (2)
  • Officers - Intro Movie Part 3
  • Blitz: The League [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer
  • Black & White 2 - Spell Trailers (2)
  • Mario Superstar Baseball [NGC] - Trailer
  • Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 - Trailer #5


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

'The Godfather' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 9:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Welcome to the Corleone family. After a life of small-time jobs and petty thefts you've been accepted into America's most famous criminal organization. Now it's up to you to carry out orders, earn respect, rise through the ranks, and make New York City your own. Play your cards right and you could even be running everything as the next, and most powerful, Don.

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 8:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic today has announced that its PS2/Xbox tactical shooter Delta Force: Black Hawk Down has gone gold. Rated "T" for teen by the ESRB, the game features an expansive single player campaign and breaks new ground in the multiplayer arena by allowing up to 50 players to battle over Xbox Live, or up to 32 players on PS2 via GameSpy.

'Tales of Legendia' (PS2) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In development for several years, Tales of Legendia will offer fantastic 3D graphics, dynamic battle scenes and an emotionally-charged storyline. Additionally, Tales of Legendia features a unique cast of characters designed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the internationally renowned Japanese artist acclaimed for his amazing animation sequences in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

'CellFactor' (X360/PC) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 4:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CellFactor is an FPS set in a warfare industrial atmosphere. As the plot develops, you'll gain access to other two main characters as well, each one with distinctive singularities in the game play. You'll count with a great amount of traditional and experimental weapons, and even your character will get more powerful as the game goes along.

'Myst V: End of Ages' - Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 3:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Picking up immediately where the original Myst ended, players are presented the privilege, challenge and responsibility of restoring the lost empire of the D'ni - an ancient civilization of people who thrived for thousands of years but later met with a great catastrophe. Myst V: End of Ages advances the graphical beauty and detail of its worlds with a fully immersive 3D environment.

'Hip Interactive' Goes Bankrupt

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a surprising turn of events, Hip Interactive announced today that its discussions with a third party to provide interim relief in respect of the Company's immediate financing needs were not successful and that the Company no longer has sufficient cash available to it to pay its liabilities as they become due. Hip recently unveiled its strongest lineup of titles yet with Call of Cthulhu: Destiny's End, City of the Dead, and Ghost Wars.

'Colosseum: Road to Freedom' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Colosseum, a great monument to Roman imperial strength, was the setting for some of the most brutal displays in history. This month, the monument returns to life in KOEI's latest action title, Colosseum: Road to Freedom. Game publisher KOEI has announced that the action game has achieved gold status and will ship on July 19th to retailers throughout North America.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (Xbox) Dev. Diary #5

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

In Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean trying to become the most revered and feared pirate in history - exploring high seas and exotic ports, overtaking enemies in fierce naval battles, engaging in duels and attempting to seize valuable booty. In this developer diary Firaxis QA manager Tim McCacken about the extensive focus testing that helped shape the Xbox version of Sid Meier’s Pirates

'Dragonshard' Demo Coming This Week - Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 12:35 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. Atari has announced the Dragonshard demo will be released this week, look for it on our fileserver network as soon as its available.

Blizzard Reveals More BlizzCon Details

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard today unveiled the BlizzCon website, presenting many new details about its upcoming gaming convention. Set to take place on Oct. 28 and 29 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif., BlizzCon will celebrate Blizzard's games and the players who have made them so popular around the world. Live music band, Q&A session, tournaments etc..

'Trackmania Sunrise eXtreme' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed a few weeks ago, Trackmania Sunrise is getting a free downlodable expansion pack dubbed Trackmania Sunrise eXtreme, featuring new and more insane tracks than ever before. Read more for the first screens or check ingame footage trailer...

Sony Drops Playstation 3 Ethernet Ports

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Japanese magazine Nikkei Electronics quotes an interview with SCE head honcho Ken Kutaragi that its next-gen PS3 console will no longer feature the previously announced three Gigabit Ethernet ports, allowing it to act as a home network router. The reason cited was that it would have made the console too expensive. Instead, people will have to resort to their own in-house routers to accommodate networking.

'Armageddon' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armageddon, under development at Boanerges Studios, is a physics-centric first-person shooter. Using the Reality engine, now acquired by Epic to be incorporated in the Unreal Engine 3, Armageddon is a sci-fi shooter supporting all the latest DirectX 9 features, driveable vehicles and plenty of fire-power. Read more to check out some new screens ...

'FlatOut 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi and Empire Interactive today announced an exclusive agreement by which VU Games will market and distribute in North America, Empire's multi-platform destructive racing game FlatOut 2.

'SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo' - Installation Fix Available NOW

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo, is a stunning racing simulation which combines both realistic car physics, and vibrant graphics together with classic Role Playing Game elements to become the first 'CARPG' ever developed. Black Bean has released a small patch intended to fix the "Protection Error" crash, repeatedly reported on WinXP/2K. Read more for download links ...

'Putt Nutz' (PS2) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Putt Nutz, the only miniature golf game for current generation consoles, is a fast paced, over-the-top title that brings all the fun of miniature golf into your living room. This original game takes full advantage of the graphical power of modern consoles with hand painted backgrounds and fully animated 3D environments.

Orchestra of Bochum Working on 'Gothic 3' Background Music

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gothic 3 developer Piranha Bytes accept all troubles by creating fascinating background music. Top-class stars and a impressively huge orchestra revive Kai Rosenkranz's composition. Gothic 3 is the third part of the RPG legend presenting an intense, living world and a non-linear, varied gaming experience.

PC Preview - 'Civilization IV'

by Paul Reith on July 11, 2005 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The fourth game in the PC strategy series that has sold over five million copies, Sid Meier's Civilization IV is a bold step forward for the franchise, with spectacular new 3D graphics and all-new single and multiplayer content. Civilization IV will also set a new standard for user-modification, allowing gamers to create their own add-ons using the standard Python and XML scripting languages.

'SiN Episodes: Emergence' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SiN Episodes features the highly anticipated return of Elexis Sinclaire, the world's most dangerous and seductive biochemist, and the only man who stands in her way, John R. Blade. The sworn enemies face off in Freeport City, a near-future mixture of San Francisco, Tokyo and New York, all set inside the unrestricted SiN universe.

'Metal Gear Acid' (PSP) European Launch Title

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced that its card-based Tactical espionage action game starring characters from the popular Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Acid, universe is to be a launch title for Sony's PSP, which goes on sale in September.

'The House of the Dead 4' (X360) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sega is working on the next installment in the House of the Dead series. Scheduled to first appear in arcade halls winter 2005, it is also scheduled to come out on the X360. House of the Dead 4 will follow along the same lines as the previous titles in the franchise, including light gun compatibility. Read more to check out some screens ...

'Condemned: Criminal Origins' (PS3/X360/PC) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 1:39 a.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.

'True Crime New York City' (PS2/Xbox) Also Coming To PSP

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This GameStop product listing reveals that Activision also plans to bring its True Crime sequel to the PSP. True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer. Though few details about TC:NYC have been revealed, it will presumably have a similar moral-ambiguity system where Marcus can be either a good or a (very) bad cop.

'LMA Manager 2006' (PS2/Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football managers rejoice! A thorough evolution in Codemasters' LMA Manager series, the genre-leading football management console game, is coming this October. Promising a defining moment for PS2 and Xbox football management games, LMA Manager 2006 is set to become the star player for the 2005/2006 footy season.

'Star Wars Battlefront II' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 11, 2005 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Battlefront II takes one Imperial-walker step forward with all-new space combat, playable Jedi, and never-before-seen environments straight out of the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith film. Enjoy an all-new single-player experience that takes players through an epic, story-based saga where every action the player takes impacts the battlefront and, ultimately, the fate of the Star Wars galaxy.

Xbox Review - 'Juiced'

by Paul Reith on July 11, 2005 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Juiced is the only racing to totally immerse you in the lifestyle and culture of the real street modding scene. Starting as a new kid on the block, without a set of wheels to your name, your main focus in life is to build up your own crew of "driving gods" and dominate the established street racing scene of Angel City.