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'The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Official Website

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 11:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience unstoppable power, destructive rage and inner conflict of the world's meanest and greenest superhero in The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction! Check out the brand new full website with awesome features and new content!

Various Game Trailers #546

by Judy on July 13, 2005 @ 10:16 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 :

  • Auto Assault - Hazard Mode Trailer
  • NHL 2K6 - Trailer
  • Sniper Elite - Trailer #3


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

'Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir' (PS2) Now In Stores

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 10:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced today that Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir is on sale today, nationwide. This fast-paced action RPG prequel to Fullmetal Alchemist and the Broken Angel is the second installment in the Fullmetal Alchemist series. Exclusively for the PS2, Fullmetal Alchemist 2 follows the story of the anime series, which airs on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim programming.

'Korea: Forgotten Conflict' - v1.27 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cenega has released a patch for the US edition of Plastic Reality's squad-based action game Korea: Forgotten Conflict demo. The patch visualizes places available or not available for the player by different mouse cursor, visualizes the "Line of Fire" when blocked, fixes a problem with a locked mouse cursor while pointing at some machines, fixes minor problems with medic's voice (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Counter-Strike Source' Gets Steamy Update #22

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 5:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update for Counter-Strike Source. Fixed model scale problem resulting in under-sized players, fixed model's feel sliding while running, and made the new Terrorist model leaner... Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'Rugby League 2' (PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building on the powerful game engine that was embraced by both gamers and people passionate about Rugby League, the game developer Sidhe Interactive has spent over 12 months creating a brand new sequel, packed with all new functionality and refined gameplay, graphics, controls, and competitions. Players, sponsors, and stadiums have all been updated to reflect the 2005 season.

'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) - 13 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 4:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darkwatch is an original FPS combining the Western and Horror genres to create a cinematic experience with unparalleled depth and game play variety. As half-vampire Jericho Cross, players must hunt down a powerful vampire lord whose undead minions have overrun the Wild West. The result is a stylistic premise blending western and vampire-horror milieus, and one injected with innovative concepts.

'NHL 2K6' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 4:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 2K6 continues its legacy with more control, more emotion and more detail than ever before. Puck fans take command of tape-to-tape passing, behind-the-net plays and precision give-and-go attacks. Players dominate the ice with NHL caliber goaltending, skating, checking and puck handling with the deeply enhanced animation system. Featuring all-new presentation elements, commentary and cut-scenes, NHL 2K6 is the ultimate hockey experience.

'Wings Over Vietnam' - SP3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Wings Over Vietnam, players fly campaigns through some of the most highly defended areas of North Vietnam. Third Wire Productions has released a new maintenance patch addresses various issues from previous patches, and several game improvements, co-op fix etc. Read more for download links ...

'Aquanox: The Angels Tears' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed early last year, JoWooD Productions and Massive Development todya officially announced the PS2 version of the successful underwater shooter which intensifies the fear of the dark and cold. Aquanox: The Angels Tears is the player's entry into the scaring world of Aqua, the place where his fascinating story takes part.

'Imperator' Gets Delayed Indefinitely

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment today announced the production postponement of "Imperator," the sci-fi MMORPG previously scheduled for a June 2006 release. The decision was made after a complete internal review of the project status. The project is currently under "review," no new release date, if at all, has been set.

'Chicken Little' (GBA/NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disney’s Chicken Little brings the excitement of the film to life and allows gamers to master unique gadgets and play as the key characters from the film in an endless variety of action-packed game play.

'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory' (Xbox/PC) - Steel Squat Map Available NOW

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today the availability of a new Versus multiplayer map for Splinter Cell Chaos Theory. Steel Squat, set in Brooklyn, New York, is now available for free download for both PC & Xbox (through Xbox Live), and features innovative level design that combines both indoor and outdoor gameplay that pushes the capabilities of both Spies and Mercenaries to their limits. Read more for download links ...

Rockstar Comments On 'GTA: San Andreas' Controversy

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

About a week ago we reported that Assembly Speaker Leland Yee blasted the ESRB for failing to appropriately rate GTA: SA. Since then the ESRB and its Australian counterpart have initiated investigations into the alleged graphic scenes featuring oral sex, nudity, and simulated intercourse. Today Rockstar finally reacted with a statement saying that "only by disassembling and then combining, recompiling and altering the game's source code have hackers been able to create the Hot Coffee mod. Without intentional and significant technical modifications and reverse engineering of the game's source code this explicit content is not available in the retail product." Read more for the full statement...

'Irth Online' - Beta Test Phase 2 Commences

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Magic Hat Software announced today that the second Beta test for its MMORPG Irth Online begins today and is expected to run through August 12, 2005. Gamers are encouraged to apply for Beta 2 on the Irth Online website.

'Ape Escape 3' (PS2) - 12 New Screens

by Judy on July 13, 2005 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ape Escape 3 is the latest title in the popular platform franchise. While not yet announced for North America, Ape Escape 3 is scheduled for release in Japan coming July. The new edition will also feature a minigame spoof on Konami's Metal Gear Solid game, under the title of Mesal Gear Solid: Snake Escape. Apart from that, Ape Escape 3 will also feature 2 new playable characters, tons of minigame, 400 monkeys to rescue and plenty more.

Codemasters Drops 'Wartime Command'

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wartime Command: Battle For Europe 1939-1945 is a stunning World War II tactical RTS game from Russian developers 1C Company. Set to be the most authentic and compelling tactical real time strategy game ever designed, Wartime Command will excel in detail and accuracy, especially in its portrayal of period weapons of war. Citing too many delays, and problems with idea implementations, Codemasters has decided to remove Wartime Command (aka WW II RTS) from its catalogue, and will no longer be publishing it. 1C Company is still developing, although without publisher backing, the future of the project is up in the air.

'World of Warcraft' - v1.6.0 Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This update is currently only for French, German and UK editions of the game, adds a new high-level Blackwing Lair dungeon, new Darkmoon Faire, Battlemasters feature, and a slew of gameplay adjustments, bug fixes and other goodies. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Ghost Rider' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) Revealed

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Hollywood Reporter revealed today that Majesco is working on a video game based on Marvel's Ghost Rider comic series, and will be released at the same time as the movie, summer 2006. Being developed by UK's Climax, Ghost Rider will have players face off against such villains as Blackheart and Mephistopheles. Players will be able to ride the Hell Cycle on water and boost over jumps. The third-person perspective game also will feature such weapons as the Hellfire Chain and Hellfire Shotgun. Comic scribes Garth Ennis and Jimmy Palmiotti are penning the game's story, which will pick up after the events in the upcoming film and provide an interactive sequel featuring cult superhero Ghost Rider.

'Far Cry Instincts' (Xbox) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 9:45 a.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 Xbox in September 2005.

'Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30' - v1.10 SDK Available NOW

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a new patch for Gearbox's WW2 tactical FPS Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30. This v1.10 SDK suite contains the EnrealEd edition for BiA, dedicated server support, required docs, sample content, etc. Read more for download links...

'Heroes of the Pacific' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 19 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor, this flight combat game puts players in the middle of some of the most intense naval conflict in WWII’s Pacific Theater. Check out the new screens, or download the new video showing ingame footage...

John Romero No Longer Working At Midway

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A post on his own website confirms rumors which surfaced yesterday about Romero no longer working at Midway. "Hey guys, I can definitely confirm that I have left Midway - I've been gone for about 3 weeks and Rhaluka and I have been traveling around and having fun together (a sort of honeymoon without going to tropical destinations). Midway says that development of Gauntlet hasn't been impacted by my departure and is scheduled to ship this fall. I can't say anything more about the situation and hope you all understand. I'm currently looking at lots of exciting developments right now and it'll be a couple months before I can announce my next destination."

Typhoon Games Brings 'Sudeki' To China

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Typhoon Games today revealed plans to distribute the chartbuster Sudeki for the PC in Hong Kong and Singapore beginning August 2005.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (Xbox) Now Available In Stores

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Pirates! you are a 17th century Caribbean Pirate Captain 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.

'Hard Rock Casino' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crave Entertainment today announced that it has entered into agreement with Hard Rock International to license and develop Hard Rock Casino videogames for the PS2.

EA Signs John Madden to Multi-Year Agreement

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced that John Madden, football icon and television analyst of ABC's Monday Night Football, has signed a multi-year agreement to continue to license his name and appear in and consult on the development of future iterations of the blockbuster game that bears his name. Madden NFL 06 will feature the name, voice, likeness and expertise of the celebrated sports personality.

'Hello Kitty Roller Rescue' (NGC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Hello Kitty Roller Rescue players will be able to save Earth from the misinformed Block-O with the much loved Hello Kitty and Badtz-Maru. More than 20 popular Sanrio characters will help Hello-Kitty throughout her travels. Kitty will also be able to partner up at various stages to fight enemies. And, for the first time, players will be able to enjoy the beautiful Sanriotown in a completely 3-D world that is interactive.

PSP Preview - 'MediEvil'

by Eric on July 13, 2005 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

One hundred years have passed since the evil Sorcerer Zarok was defeated at the Battle of Gallowmere, heroically cut down by a mortally wounded Sir Daniel Fortesque. Or at least, that's what the people were told; in fact poor Sir Dan was a bit of a coward, falling in the very first wave of arrows. Now Zarok has returned, turning day into night, and raising an undead army to conquer the land. As a side effect Dan has also been resurrected... now, he has the chance to defeat Zarok and in death become the hero he never was in life.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' Developer Q&A

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Gamers will delve into a more mature, consistent fantasy universe that will appeal to fans of all fantasy genres. Heroes of Might & Magic V will benefit from the features and characteristics that established the success of the initial saga while offering a wealth of innovations such as a highly immersive scenario, a variety of appealing factions, modern 3D graphics, a revolutionary tactical combat system, and a story-based campaign mode. Ubisoft sends along a pre-canned Q&A with producer Fabrice Cambounet.

PC Review - 'Close Combat: First to Fight'

by Thomas Leaf on July 13, 2005 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Lead a four-man fireteam of US Marines through the perils of modern urban combat in a Middle-Eastern urban battleground. This is an action-oriented, first-person 3D shooter that is being developed under the direction of the US Marine Corps as a training simulation for use by the Marine Corps.

'Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich' - UK Mod Tools Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 13, 2005 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freedom Force vs. the Third Reich is a comic book-inspired tactical role-playing game features a brand new league of heroes and villains, overhauled combat system, and spectacular graphic enhancements. Digital Jesters has released a HUGE patch that is required to bring the previously released v1.1 mod tools to work with the UK edition of Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich. Read more for download links ...