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'NHL 2K6' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 8:54 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.

'Crash Tag Team Racing' (NDS/NGC/PS2/Xbox) Also On PSP - Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 6:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crash Tag Team Racing players will be able to fuse two cars together on the fly to form a super vehicle outfitted with a turret gun with the all-new "clashing" technology. Players can continue their adventures on foot with out-of-car action, allowing them to traverse an amusement park-like world where they can interact with other characters, collect items and complete mini-missions.

'Halo 2' (Xbox) Autoupdate Cracks Down On Cheaters

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 5:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On Wednesday July 20th, Bungie will release Autoupdate 4, a small file that updates your version of Halo 2 to mostly address cheating, strengthen security or minor, invisible bugs, but one thing you will notice right away, is that the Relic teleporter bug has been fixed, so you can no longer crouch jump to get through a locked teleporter. If you Xbox contains modded Xbox content, softmods, Action Replay saves, you will be permanently banned from matchmaking. Head on over here for more juicy details ...

'Armed Assault' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 5:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brought to you by Bohemia Interactive Studio, the creators of Operation Flashpoint, Armed Assault will reacquaint gamers with the ultimate in realistic, combat gaming. Armed Assault features a new engine with a fresh modern setting. Freedom of action and immersive complex environments, blended with a unique touch of total simulation.

Various Game Trailers #550

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 2:28 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 :

  • The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer - Trailer
  • Stacked with Daniel Negreanu - Bluff Trailer


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

'Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006' Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006 is the next in the series of railroad simulators developed by Auran. Previously known as Engineers Edition, TRS2006 is being released as a full product later this year and sets new standards of realism and immersion in operating a virtual railroad. Aura has announced it will be releasing TRS2006 in September 2005.

'Auto Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

Video Game News Coverage Influences Consumer Behaviour

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

New results from Phoenix Marketing International indicate that recent news stories about video games are having some impact with regards to consumers' purchase choice of video game software. PhoenixMI conducted a qualitative and quantitative study to gauge consumer reaction about the slew of news events concerning video game violence and pornography.

'Vietcong: Rising Sun' - Free Addon Available NOW

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vietcong: Rising Sun is a new un-official add-on for Vietcong. This addon contains 4 new single-player maps, 8 new multiplayer maps, new skins, new sounds, night missions (with flashlight), coop, as well as a new Hold the Base multiplayer mode (thanks Virtual Vietnam). Read more for download links ...

'Silent Hunter III: Seawolves' Announced

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

German developer X1Software announced today that it is working on an un-official addon for Ubisoft's submarine sim, Silent Hunter 3: Seawolves will add sixty new cities across Europe, North America and the Pacific, new campaigns & missions (22 sp, 4 mp), and plenty of other enhancements. Read more for details ...

'Pariah' - v1.03 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pariah focuses on a robust immersive storyline that weaves survival elements into the traditional run-and-gun style of first-person action games. Digital Extremes has released a new patch for its FPS Pariah, bringing your retail game to v1.03 and fixes several game crashes, multiplayer and save game issues, adds a web based admin interface, etc. Read more for download links ...

'Rebelstar Tactical Command' (GBA) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rebelstar Tactical Command is a turn-based strategy and combat game with role-playing elements, "Rebelstar Tactical Command" transports players to a not-so-distant future in which Earth is ruled by an evil empire.

'Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows' Designer Leaves To Join 'Neverwinter Nights 2' Team

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After last week John Romero confirmed his Midway exit, it seems now a second high profile developer on the Gauntlet team has quietly left Midway. J.E. Sawyer, previously known for working on Black Isle Studio's Icewind Dale series, has posted a few messages on the Mistress' Lair website that last week Friday (July 15th) was his last day, and that he was teaming up with other former BIS employees over at Obsidian where he will be working on Neverwinter Nights 2.

'Colin McRae Rally 2005 Plus' (PSP) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CMR 2005 has gained an extra word in the title, so it’s now Colin McRae Rally 2005 Plus, due to its wireless multiplayer functionality. CMR 2005 Plus features over 30 rally cars, a diverse range of rally events, cups and championships to create a world of rallying for players on the move.

'Ultimate Baseball Online' - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ESPN announced today the winning teams in the ESPN Ultimate Baseball Online Summer Classic, the first Beta test format tournament for the game. UBO is a unique online gaming experience that puts players in the shoes of a virtual baseball player. Each player views the game from their own perspective on the field and must communicate and cooperate with their teammates to succeed. Unlike most video games, these virtual players were rewarded for their collective on-the-field performance!

'Hammer & Sickle' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hammer & Sickle is new turn based strategy game set in the award-winning Silent Storm universe, and currently in development by Nival Interactive.

SCEE Wins UK Lawsuit Over Imported PSPs

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has won its recent battle against importing and selling of its forthcoming PSP handheld from Japan. In a recent case against online retailer Nuplayer Ltd, Mr Justice Lawrence Collins ruled that Nuplayer had no arguable defence and Summary Judgement was given.

'Dungeon Siege II' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Gas Powered Games today announced that their RPG Dungeon Siege II has gone gold. Gamers will once again journey to the beautiful fantasy land of Aranna on August 16, 2005, when Dungeon Siege II charges onto store shelves with a suggested retail price of $49.99.

'Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed last month, Atari today officially announced that Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is also heading to the Xbox & PC, and will see a simulatnious worldwide release in fall. Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure combines combat, action, adventure and stealth, using a thrilling graffiti-driven framework to tell its story of self-expression and the fight for creative freedom.

'Serious Sam 2' (Xbox/PC) Developer Diary #1 - Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sam Stone is back to rescue the universe one bullet at a time against overwhelming hordes of time traveling enemies in Serious Sam 2. Built from the ground up with a completely new engine, Serious Sam 2 will be a shot of adrenaline to the hearts of first-person shooter fans across the world. In this first dev. diary Croteam's CEO Roman Ribaric talks about creating a game and editor at the same time.

'Day of Reckoning 2' (NGC) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last year, you rose from the “minor leagues” of the WWE to become not only one of its top Superstars, but the World Heavyweight Champion. Maybe it was too much success too quickly. Maybe you were just not ready to carry the target on your back that comes with being a champion. Or maybe you were simply betrayed. Whatever the reason, you lost the title and now must find your way back to the elusive path of vindication. This time around, the path will be even more difficult as the line between friend and foe is not always clear. This time around, trust no one…

Analysts Predict PS3 Will Rule Next-Gen Market

by Judy on July 19, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo will sell nearly 200 million next generation games consoles by 2012, according to Strategy Analytics, a global research and consulting firm. While the X360 will have an early lead, the PS3 will pull ahead and win 61% of the next-generation market share. Read more for further details on their report ...

'FlatOut' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Revs into Stores

by Judy on July 19, 2005 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive today announced that FlatOut is now available at retail outlets nationwide for PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC.

'Nanostray' (NDS) Blasts Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco announced today that it has shipped its first title for the Nintendo DS, Nanostray, an addictive 3D shooter developed by Shin-en.

'25 To Life' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

through the 25 to Life product page Eidos revealed today that Avalanche Software' urban street crime action game has been postponed, and is being pushed back from its original summer 2005 release date to fall 2005. We will be contacting Eidos to find out more details as to why it has been delayed ...

'Jagged Alliance 3D' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MiST Land South's Jagged Alliance 3D takes place in West Africa where you are contacted to intervene in a nuclear arms race which could destabilize the region. You are sent in to overthrow the government and restore stability in the area, but of course the current rulers are not going to let that happen without a fight.

'Black & White 2' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains.

PSP Review - 'Coded Arms'

by Agustin on July 19, 2005 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Coded Arms is a visually stunning first-person shooter that places the gamer in the role of a computer hacker who infiltrates an abandoned virtual reality system. Players will fight through various virtual battlefields against multiple types of enemies with more than 30 different weapons at their disposal.