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'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 9:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'EVE Online: Cold War Edition' Launches

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 9:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CCP today announced the highly successful and smooth launch of EVE Online: Cold War Edition, a massive content upgrade to its popular massively multiplayer title EVE Online. The launch of EVE Online: Cold War Edition signifies yet another huge milestone for the ambitious developer, being met with critical acclaim.

'Hello Kitty Roller Rescue' (NGC) - 8 New Screens

by Judy on July 14, 2005 @ 4:39 p.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.

'The Legend of Heroes' (PSP) Coming to North America

by Judy on July 14, 2005 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai today announced that they are publishing The Legend of Heroes for the PSP in the United States in September. The game is a single-player turn-based RPG featuring more than 100 unique characters to interact with and over 50 hours of gameplay.

'MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3' (Xbox/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Judy on July 14, 2005 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moto GP 3 has taken the thrill of the first two titles and doubled it, taking the franchise beyond the realms of Grand Prix racing through the introduction of high-adrenaline street racing in Extreme Mode. Players can hone their skills on the streets, experiencing the carnival-like atmosphere that follows the Grand Prix Championship around the world.

'Voyage: Inspired by Jules Verne' - 7 New Screens

by Judy on July 14, 2005 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the premise of Verne's novel, Voyage, previously called Journey to the Center of the Moon, follows as a group of scientists create a space capsule with the intent of landing on the moon's surface. As scientist Michel Ardan, players are able to wander the surface of the moon and witness the explosion of plant life at dawn.

'The Godfather' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Delayed

by Judy on July 14, 2005 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that The Godfather has been delayed from its original Fall 2005 release and is slated for worldwide launch on the PlayStation 2, Xbox and the PC in the company's fourth fiscal quarter, which ends March 31, 2006. A next-generation console version will appear later.

'NBA '06' (PS2) - 6 New Screens

by Judy on July 14, 2005 @ 2:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA '06 for the PS2 expands the franchise by featuring numerous gameplay advancements including enhanced A.I., shooting mechanics, player animations, and new mini-games to create the most action-packed, realistic basketball experience to date.

'City of Villains' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 12:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Villains will provide players with a chance to play the "bad guy" in the comic-book inspired world created by Cryptic Studios. Take on the role of super-powered villains and create your own character using thousands of power and costume options. Then battle heroes and become a true menace to society while plotting your way to world domination.

EA's Hot Summer Night 2005 - Screens (part 3)

by Judy on July 14, 2005 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA is holding their summer press event today, and here is a deluge of screens from the titles that are being presented:

  • Madden NFL 06 (PSP)
  • NASCAR 06: Total Team Control (PS2/Xbox)
  • NCAA March Madness 06 (PS2/Xbox)
  • NHL 06 (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC)
  • SSX On Tour (PSP/NGC/PS2/Xbox)
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 (PSP/NGC/PS2/Xbox)

EA's Hot Summer Night 2005 - Screens (part 2)

by Judy on July 14, 2005 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA is holding their summer press event today, and here is a deluge of screens from the titles that are being presented:

  • Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (NGC/PSP/PS2/Xbox)
  • NBA Live 06 (NGC/PS2/Xbox/X360/PC)
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted (ALL)
  • The Sims 2 (ALL)
  • The Sims 2: Nightlife (PC)

EA's Hot Summer Night 2005 - Screens (part 1)

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA is holding their summer press event today, and here is a deluge of screens from the titles that are being presented:

  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (PS2/Xbox)
  • Black & White 2 (PC)
  • Burnout Legends (PSP)
  • Burnout Revenge (PS2/Xbox)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (ALL)
  • James Bond 007 : From Russia With Love (NGC/PS2/Xbox)

'Evil Dead Regeneration' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enter an all-new Evil Dead experience, as Ash finds himself arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to Sunny Meadows, an institute for the criminally insane. Though better than the madness he escaped hidden within the woods, he quickly learns the evil has only become more malevolent.

'Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects' (ALL) Gets More Comic Book Talent

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At Comic-con 2005, EA announced today that acclaimed comic writer, Mark Millar, and artist, Terry Dodson, will be joining the roster of top comic book talent, including Jae Lee, on the development of Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects. The game features multiple Super Heroes from the Marvel Universe as well as a new set of characters created by EA called, "The Imperfects."

'Ultimate Spider-Man' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dive into an immersive adventure as you experience a living comic-book illustrated with 3D Comic Inking Technology. The game's expanded, free-roaming environments deliver a deep adventure with a variety of challenging missions, diverse game play and an improved combat system that allows players to face off against the largest number of characters from the Spider-Man universe ever assembled in one video game.

'Dark Age of Camelot' Free For 14 Days

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment today announced the "Come Back to Camelot" Campaign, which invites past Dark Age of Camelot players to experience the game's upgrades and additions free of charge for ten days. From July 14th through the 24th, anyone with a retired account can log into the game, and their character will be waiting for them, just as they left it.

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.

Sony Online's Station Exchange Will Launch July 20th

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOE's online auction site, Station Exchange, has been in the pre-launch phase for a couple of weeks now and will officially launch on July 20. Yesterday the NDA for pre-launch participants was lifted and made the web site viewable to non-participants. Station Exchange provides players a secure method of buying and selling the right to use in game coin, items and characters in accordance with SOE's license agreement, rules and guidelines.

'The Matrix: Path of Neo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari is returning to the universe of "The Matrix" with a new game that lets players assume the role of actor Keanu Reeves' lead character Neo and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy, including the original film. Atari announced that it plans on shipping The Matrix: Path of Neo on November 15th, 2005.

'Ghost Rider' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) Officially Announced

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed a few days ago, Majesco announced today that it is working a video game based on Marvel's popular cult Super Hero Ghost Rider. Currently under development by Climax Group, Ghost Rider is scheduled to ship in summer 2006 in conjunction with Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios' cinematic release starring Nicolas Cage as the Ghost Rider.

'American Conquest: Divided Nation' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience the American Civil War and key events immediately prior to and following the conflict that changed the United States. In Divided Nation, players take on multiple roles in 19th century America, including Civil War General, pirate commander and militia leader in the Texas War of Independence. Check the freshly launched American Conquest: Divided Nation website, or read more for new screens...

'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Accurately Depicts The Big Apple

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision's upcoming True Crime: New York City is poised to deliver the most authentic depiction of New York ever portrayed in a video game.

'Battlefield 2: Special Forces' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA and DICE today announced that development is underway on the expansion pack for Battlefield 2 PC game. Powered by the Battlefield 2 game engine, Battlefield 2: Special Forces brings the intensity and excitement of its predecessors into the realm of covert ops with the latest, most technologically advanced vehicles and weapons systems available to man.

'TOCA Race Driver 3' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The acclaimed TOCA series will return with every element of motorsport for real in TOCA Race Driver 2006 (known in Europe as TOCA Race Driver 3). Race drivers will be competing in a massive variety of the world's most aggressive motorsports, complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine rebuilt for a greater degree of simulation.

Paradox Interactive Acquires 'Europa Universalis' Brand

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today that is has acquired the Europa Universalis brand and all associated intellectual property rights.

'LA RUSH' (PS2/Xbox) To Feature Hot Cars, Music and Celebrities - Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway today announced a number of licensing details and in game talent for LA RUSH, bringing an entirely unique experience to the reinvention of this over-the-top racing franchise. With celebrity and hip-hop talent starring as in game characters, an intense soundtrack, the latest in both concept and licensed cars LA RUSH has it all.

'Dungeon Siege II' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 5:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeon Siege II is the sequel to Dungeon Siege, an action fantasy role-playing game featuring an immersive fully 3-D environment. The original Dungeon Siege plunges players into a 3-D fantasy world where players can build up a party and move seamlessly from one over-the-top battle to the next.

'Battlefield 2: Special Forces' Revealed

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not a big surprise considering its retail success, through an interview with IGN, EA revealed that its DICE development studio is working on an expansion pack for its recently released multiplayer FPS sequel Battlefield 2. While the original game is being fought out between regular grunts, BF2: Special Forces will beef up all the classes to Special Forces and add 7-8 new night/day maps (smaller troop oriented, urban environment, airport map, missile launch facility etc.), gadgets (night vision and grappler/zipline, flashbang, tear gas), six new armies (Navy Seals, British SAS, Russian Spetznaz, MEC Special Forces and two insurgent groups), ten new vehicles, and twelve new base weapons. Battlefield 2: Special Forces is expected Fall of 2005.

'Far Cry Instincts' (Xbox) Developer Q&A #4

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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. Yesterday Ubisoft announced Far Cry Instincts will ship exclusively for Xbox in September 2005, and today we catch up with multiplayer game designer Alexandre Mandryka talking about the multiplayer portion of the game.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat'

by Chad on July 14, 2005 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences. The development team approached the game as a director's cut of the film, which will allow the player to utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun.

PS2 Review - 'Fullmetal Alchemist 2: Curse of the Crimson Elixir'

by Alicia on July 14, 2005 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The hit Full Metal Alchemist franchise continues with its second PS2 game, featuring new animation, striking cel-shaded graphics, and streamlined gameplay. A simplified alchemy system and a wide array of new enemies to fight make this game ideal for any fan, even someone who didn't catch the last game. The storyline follows a blend of the early anime arcs and an original storyline, featuring a new villain.

'Gothic III' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions continues its successful cooperation with the German developer Piranha Bytes by publishing one of the most spectacular titles of the coming year: Gothic III, the third part of the legendary RPG saga. Check out the new screens...

Microsoft Signs Deal With Marvel For MMOs

by Rainier on July 14, 2005 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that it has signed exclusive rights to develop and publish MMO games featuring Marvel Enterprises' super heroes, including Spider-man, the X-men and the Hulk. The deal covers massively multiplayer online (MMO) game titles developed for Microsoft's upcoming Xbox 360 and published by the game studio. The deal is Marvel's first MMO pact, and the first title is expected in 2008.