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'The Sims 2 Nightlife' - 2 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 6:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With The Sims 2 Nightlife, players will be able to take their Sims out to hit all the swanky hot spots in the all new downtown location and spice up their lives with an all new dating gameplay and a new life goal focused on pleasure seeking. A set of recently released screens and new 'Karaoke' trailer...

'MotoGP: Ultimate Racing Technology 3' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has released a demo for Climax's motorcycle racing game MotoGP 3. This demo features 2 tracks (Le Mans and Tokyo), 2 game modes (Quick Race and Time Trial), and several multiplayer modes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

Microsoft Quarterly Profits Increase 37 Percent

by Judy on July 21, 2005 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft reported a 37 percent jump in fourth-quarter profits today, citing strong sales across all its divisions, from servers to its Xbox console and video games. For the quarter ending June 30, Microsoft's net earnings climbed to $3.7 billion, up from $2.69 billion a year ago. Sales also jumped 9 percent to $10.2 billion, up from $9.3 billion a year ago.

'Sigma Star Saga' (GBA) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sigma Star Saga combines role-playing depth and storytelling with intense space-shooting action to create an original video game adventure unlike any other. Already gone gold, Sigma Star Saga will be available in stores this August.

'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 5:02 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.

Various Game Trailers #552

by Judy on July 21, 2005 @ 4:35 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 :

  • America's Army: Rise of A Soldier - Dev Diary #2
  • Fable: The Lost Chapters - Trailer #2
  • Madden NFL 2006 - Trailer #4
  • Perfect Ace 2: The Championships - Trailer
  • Pilot Down: Behind Enemy Lines - Trailer #2


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

'Star Wars Battlefront II' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 3:34 p.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.

'Indigo Prophecy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this paranormal thriller, New York City is stunned by a series of mysterious murders, all following the same pattern: ordinary people are killing absolute strangers in public areas. Lucas Kane becomes another one of these murderers when he suddenly kills a stranger in a men's bathroom. Covered in blood, Lucas regains consciousness with no recollection as to why he committed murder. Hunted by police, Lucas must solve the mystery before being incarcerated for life.

'Spartan: Total Warrior' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spartan: Total Warrior puts the player in control of a heroic warrior, engulfing the player into the midst of titanic clashes between mighty armies, blending mythical beasts and legendary monsters into the fray. Brutal combat meets epic warfare on the battlefields of the ancient world as you fight for your life, your freedom and your honor.

'Control Monger' Beta Test SignUps

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Netcharger and MindSurge Entertainment announced today that they have opened the doors for sign-ups for the Control Monger closed beta test, starting on the 2nd of Aug 2005. Control Monger will be a 100% free to download and free to play team based online first person shooter for up to 255 players, with 7 player types (Repair, heavy, construction, sniper, demolition, soldier & spy bot), multiple modes of play on each map (CTF, KoTH, DM etc.), and supports custom made maps.

'Project Force' (PS3) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the Playstation Meeting 2005, From Software revealed its first Playstation 3 title, Project Force. After earlier announcing its support for the X360 with Chrome Hounds and Em : Enchant Arm, the Armored Core developer goes back to its long time mech roots. While no specific details were revealed the PM 2005 briefing did show a trailer filled with action, laser fights and destructible environment. Read more to check out the first screens ...

Sony Computer Entertainment Acquires SN Systems

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment announced today that it had reached an agreement in principle to acquire UK-based game applications developer SN Systems Limited. With this acquisition, SCEI aims to further enhance the development environment and tools that the company provides to the creative community for developing computer entertainment content for PS3.

'The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess' (NGC) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Link, a young man raised as a wrangler in a small, rural village, is ordered by the mayor to attend the Hyrule Summit. He sets off, oblivious to the dark fate that has descended upon the kingdom. When he enters the Twilight Realm that has covered Hyrule, he transforms into a wolf and is captured. A mysterious figure named Midna helps him break free, and with the aid of her magic, they set off to free the land from the shadows.

Gets Your Face in the 'Football Manager 2006' Game Contest - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Be the envy of all your friends and family and have your "Face in the Game" with Football Manager! Sports Interactive and SEGA are once again offering you the chance to feature as an actual player or member of staff in the ultimate in PC football management titles, Football Manager 2006.

'Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Taking Political Heat

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not only Rockstar's GTA: San Andreas seems to cause controversy but now Atari's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure is getting scrutinized. New York City Council Member Peter F. Vallone, Chair of the Public Safety Committee and leader of the fight against graffiti, has called for Atari to scrap plans to release its graffiti based video game, accusing Atari of aiding and abetting criminal behaviour.

'Mario Superstar Baseball' (NGC) - 34 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mario Superstar Baseball combines an intuitive hitting system with easy-to-learn fielding and pitching controls – making it an arcade-like experience that will appeal to baseball novices and hard-core fans alike.

'Tony Hawk's American Wasteland' (NDS/NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

No levels. No load times. Just never-ending action that doesn't stop until you leave the game! Tony Hawk's American Wasteland gives you - for the first time ever in a Hawk game - the freedom to skate, or bike, throughout a rich, expansive open environment. Once you arrive in Los Angeles, the vast city that gave birth to skate culture, the sky's the limit as you progress through the Wasteland story and choose missions that will have you immersed in the action without ever skating the same line twice.

'The Matrix: Path of Neo' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 9:16 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.

'Brian Lara International Cricket' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Ships To Retail - Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The summer of cricket officially begins today: England face Australia at Lords in the 1st Test of the hugely anticipated Ashes series and the game that makes the British summer great officially arrives in stores... Yes, Brian Lara International Cricket is out today as the world's greatest batsman makes a triumphant return to game screens in Brian Lara International Cricket.

'Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Hollywood Voice Overs

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari and Marc Ecko today announced an incredible lineup of Hollywood talent providing voices for Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Rosario Dawson, Brittany Murphy, George Hamilton, Giovanni Ribisi, Adam West, Andy Dick, Charlie Murphy, The RZA, and Michael “M.C. Serch” Berrin will all add their voice to the first video game based on urban culture and graffiti art.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 5' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Also Coming To The PSP - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe has announced today that Pro Evolution Soccer 5 will be released for the PSP this autumn, featuring the utter realism, intuitive play and fast-paced action of the ever-popular series. The handheld version will also be almost identical in terms of available clubs and international sides, with 57 national sides lining up alongside 136 club teams.

Tri Synergy Signs 'Battleground Europe'

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 8:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tri Synergy has agreed to partner with Playnet Inc, a developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs), to publish "Battleground Europe"- the latest installment of the successful game, "WWII Online". The game has an estimated shipping date of September 1st with pre-ordering now available.

'Burnout: Revenge' (PS2/Xbox) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Revenge lets gamers rip through rush hour traffic and lay waste to scores of rubbernecking roadhogs in an over-the-top scene of vehicular mayhem. The game is currently in development by Criterion Games for the PS2 and Xbox.

Sony Licenses Epic's Unreal Engine 3 For PS3

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

During last E3 Epic announced it would offer its Unreal Engine 3 for development on the PS3, and today Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announced that it had entered into a strategic licensing agreement with Epic Games, through which SCEI obtains sublicensing rights of Unreal Engine 3.

'World of Warcraft' Sells Big In China

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard announced that World of Warcraft has surpassed 1.5 million paying customers in China – just a month following the game's commercial launch on June 7, 2005. World of Warcraft has now achieved another significant milestone as the largest MMORPG in the world, with more than 3.5 million global customers.

PS2 Review - 'Psychonauts'

by Hank on July 21, 2005 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

A deranged scientist is abducting students from the Psychonauts boot camp and a powerful new cadet named Raz stands alone against the lunatic. Raz must develop and unleash an arsenal of paranormal powers, including the ability to launch himself telepathically into someone else's mind -- and take on their inner demons, nightmares and secret memories.

'Schwarzenberg' (Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in 1945, a mysterious order stops the Allied Armies from entering a town in the valleys of Erzgebirge, the town of Schwarzenberg. As the rumors about the small town mount, some of which include that it could be a Nazi stronghold or storage to plundered treasure, players take on the role of a lone scientist attached to the Secret Service Mission sent into the town.

'Counter-Strike Source' Gets Steamy Update #23

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update for Counter-Strike Source, which has now been optimized game to lower CPU usage... Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

Sony Online's Station Exchange Launches

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After concluding a two week pre-launch trial phase SOE launched its online auction site, Station Exchange, providing 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.

'187 Ride or Die' (PS2/Xbox) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Monster Madness' (X360/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 1:28 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.

'Auto Assault' Developer Interview

by Rainier on July 21, 2005 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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. NCsoft Europe sent out a pre-canned interview with NetDevil President Scott Brown.