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Various Game Trailers #557

by Judy on July 27, 2005 @ 4:26 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 :

  • Madden NFL 2006 - Offense Tutorial and Vision Precision Trailers (2)
  • Virtua Tennis World Tour [PSP] - Trailer
  • The Warriors - Trailer #2


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

'Madden NFL 06' (ALL) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From Quarterback Vision Control and Precision Passing to the new NFL Superstar Mode and the Truck Stick, Madden NFL 06 will revolutionize the way you play football. This year's game is so groundbreaking and innovative EA SPORTS built a whole new web site to get you ready for the Madden experience. But beware -- once you check out the new sights and sounds of Madden NFL 06, your life will never be the same. Head on over to the official Madden NFL 06 website, for the latest on the greatest ...

'80 Days' - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogwares is working on a game based on Jules Verne's novel Around The World In 80 Days. Journey on every existing means of transport, making you to use all inventiveness ingenuity, full of discoveries of unseen and unheard beauties. New gentleman, new bet, but it is up to you to choose itinerary. Would you do it in 80 days? Maybe you would rather make a stop at Bahamas, and give up the race for good?

'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down' (PS2/Xbox) Secures Retail Stores

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic is giving gamers the chance to step inside the combat boots of America's elite warriors. Its tactical shooter Delta Force: Black Hawk Down is now available at retail stores nationwide with a portion of all game sales going to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.

'Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict' (Xbox) Gets Live Patch

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 2:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UC 2: The Liandri Conflict introduces a new gameplay style to the traditional FPS genre: acrobatic melee combat. Unreal Championship fans can play as any one of 14 characters from the Unreal universe, each with spectacular new Adrenaline Powers that enable new offensive and defensive combos. Midway is awaiting Microsoft approval to roll out a patch which will make various graphical & gameplay changes, network optimizations, and a few other fixes. No specific date for its release has been announced yet. Read more for details ..

'Diplomacy' - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in early 20th century Europe, this PC adaptation brings the power struggles of seven mighty nations to life like never before. Its abstracted and simple gameplay puts the focus on the need for shrewd negotiations and overall strategy. Check out the freshly launched webiste, or read more for new screens ...

'Cloven Crania Meadow' - v1.05 Update Patch & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xing Interactive has released the first patch for Unicejo Entertainment RTS game Cloven Crania Meadow. This update brings your retail game to v1.05 and adds a group selection feature, fixes minor problems, and addresses a registry issue. An update demo is also available (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome' (PS2) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Koei Europe today announced plans to publish Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome for the PS2 in Europe. Makai Kingdom is the latest in a line of hit strategy role-playing games that includes Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, La Pucelle: Tactics, and Phantom Brave. The European release of Makai Kingdom is scheduled for October 28, 2005.

'Endless Saga' (PS3/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WEBZEN's Endless Saga, under development at D-Studio, is a new massively multiplayer online role-playing game for the PS3 and PC, and slated for release in 2007. No further details are available, but check the first screens ...

'El Matador' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person action game with stealth elements set in the environment of the Central and South America. It takes proven features of the genre and enhances them with the latest technology, to provide the player with an opportunity to experience the excitement of espionage first hand.

'Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking place a year after Aria of Sorrow, the game’s protagonist – Soma Cruz – finds himself at the center of a mysterious cult’s plan to resurrect their evil lord and master Dracula. To save himself and protect the lives of those he loves, Soma must infiltrate the enemy’s home base, a towering replica of Dracula’s castle that is teaming with monstrous creatures. Players’ abilities develop as they collect items and gather experience points by defeating a multitude of gruesome enemies.

Grandma Sues Rockstar and Take 2 Over 'GTA: San Andreas' Nudity

by Judy on July 27, 2005 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take 2 and Rockstar are being sued in federal court in Manhattan over hidden sexual content in their "GTA: San Andreas" video game. The plaintiff, Florence Cohen, claims that she purchased the game for her teenage grandson in or about late 2004 when the game was rated "M" and was damaged when it came to light that sexually explicit scenes believed to be inaccessible by players were left in the game by developers.

'City of Villains' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 10:58 a.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.

'Midway Arcade Treasures 3' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Arcade Treasures 3 is a collection of eight classic arcade racing games featuring insane jumps and stunts in RUSH: The Rock and RUSH 2049 along with jet boat adventures in Hydro Thunder. Test your arena-style 4x4 driving skills in Super Off Road or get down in the dirt with Off Road Thunder: Mud, Sweat and Gears. Experience stunt driving in Race Drivin’ or jump to the future for the post-nuclear battle of Badlands or shoot things up in S.T.U.N. Runner.

'Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome' (PS2) Now In Stores

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NIS America announced today that Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome for the PS2 has shipped to North American retailers and is in stores now. Makai Kingdom is developed by the core team that brought gamers Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. Forget about all the strategy RPGs you have ever played before, Makai Kingdom redefines and sets a new standard for the genre.

'Grandia III' (PS2) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grandia III is the newest title in Game Arts' role-playing series, coming to the PS2. Grandia III will use an all-new engine, N3, allowing for larger and more detailed environments. No specific European or North American release date has been announced yet, but for now it is scheduled to launch in Japan this coming summer.

'Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30' - SDK Tutorial #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released the second tutorial (and sample) providing you with the basic understanding of how to set up a BIA level with squad combat and SI (Situational Intelligence). Read more for download links...

Bold Games Developing Two New 'John Deere' Titles

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bold Games' new Welcome to Merriweather Farm game shows Johnny Tractor and his friends plowing, harvesting, and taking care of the animals on the farm, while Busy Days in Deerfield Valley features Danny Dozer, Barney Backhoe and friends hard at work digging, lifting, and helping out around town.

'Hello Kitty Roller Rescue' (NGC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 8:56 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.

2K Sports and PowerBar Team Up For 'College Hoops' And 'NBA 2K6' (PS2/Xbox/X360)

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports and PowerBar today announced they have entered into a marketing relationship to mutually promote the new PowerBar Triple Threat energy bar line and the Fall 2005 release of NBA 2K6 and College Hoops 2K6 basketball video game titles from 2K Sports.

EA Acquires Hypnotix To Work On 'Arena Football League' Title

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced that the development team at Hypnotix, known for the Outlaw Golf and Outlaw Volleyball series, has joined EA's Tiburon studio to develop action-oriented games, the first of which will be Arena Football based on the Arena Football League license. The team has relocated to Orlando, Florida, from Little Falls, New Jersey.

'Battleground Europe' Official Website Launched

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GMX has launched the official website with all the latest news, screens, wallpapers, FAQ, chat forum and pre-order possibility. Battleground Europe is a PvP MMOG in a combined arms simulations set in a relentless, action-packed 3D environment. Players command and crew a variety of accurately modeled vehicles, naval vessels and aircraft or sling weapons and fight as a foot soldier with and against thousands of other players.

'Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes' (Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A continuation of the highly acclaimed Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders, KUF: Heroes raises the intensity of the fast-paced action-strategy game with improved epic battles; new characters, environments, units; and new multiplayer options for waging war over Xbox Live. An improved user interface with simplified game menus and adjusted difficulty levels will make it easy for even new players to crush their foes.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Microsoft Beefs Up 'Windows' Piracy Detection

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. announced that it is adopting more stringent controls for registering legitimate copies of its flagship Windows operating system in an effort to curtail piracy of its products worldwide. Read more for details ...

'Battlestrike: The Siege' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City Interactive is working on a sequel to ita budget shooter Battlestrike: Road to Berlin. The Siege is scheduled for this release in Europe coming August and will give players another 12 new missions in which you once again will take up arms against Nazis. This time around you will not only switch between battle tanks, airplanes or act as a sniper, but also get thrown in naval battles and be positioned on ships.

HBO Bringing Six Of Its TV Series to PSP

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HBO Video will be releasing some of its programming in the PSP format, announcing Tuesday that it will put out six of its programs on the mini-disc platform for Sony's PSP, starting with the first two seasons of the Da Ali G Show.

'God of War' (PS2) Coming To The Big Screen

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Universal has secured the movie rights to Sony Computer Entertainment's God of War. Mosaic Media Group's Charles Roven and Alex Gartner will produce the feature adaptation.

'NHL 2K6' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 1:05 a.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.

Matrix Games Acquires VASSAL Engine

by Rainier on July 27, 2005 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games announced today that it has acquired the rights to the VASSAL Engine from Vassal Engineering and intends to improve and support it as a new platform for game publishing.

PS2 Review - 'Makai Kingdom: Chronicles of the Sacred Tome'

by Alicia on July 27, 2005 @ 12:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Nippon Ichi’s latest strategy game is a return to their roots – sort of. Makai Kingdom breathes new life into the Phantom Brave engine by adding in elements from their classic Disgaea. Now you can enjoy the Free Movement system along with true turn-based gameplay. A lot of old favorites from past games are back, with the addition of the new TEC stat, vehicles to pilot, facilities to build, and a host of completely new character types.