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'Romancing SaGa' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 9:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Romancing SaGa, the latest in the legendary SaGa series, introduces a host of all-new game play elements and the most expansive story yet. A thousand years ago Saruin was imprisoned. Now the barriers are weakening, and his foreboding shadow threatens to swallow the world of Mardias once again. Who will rid the world of Saruin's scourge? The player must decide.

'Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball MAX'D' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 4:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building on the adrenaline-pumping speed and the recognized innovative action gameplay, this year’s title brings you new gameplay features never before seen in the FPS genre. The game delivers high-speed, tactical, intensity with ground-breaking enhancements such as breakout play calling, multiplayer split-screen action for co-op and head-to-head play,…and that that’s just the beginning. Remember, there’re no health-shields to protect you in this paintball game.

Various Game Trailers #559

by Judy on July 29, 2005 @ 2:43 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 :

  • East Front - Trailer
  • Left Behind: Eternal Forces - Trailer


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

'Tales of the Abyss' (PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 2:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco is still pluggin away at Tales of Legendia, and the first details of the next installment in the Tales of RPG series have already been revealed. An official announcement is expected next week, but Japanese magazine Shonen Jump already has some early details on the two main characters. Luke is the lone son of a noble family who lost his memories when he was a kid during an invasion by an enemy country. He grew up spoiled and naive and has learned how to use a sword as a hobby. Tia lost her parents and has been raised as a warrior and priestess of the Lorelai religion, and uses a mysterious form of ancient power called Seventh Sound.

'Day of Reckoning 2' (NGC) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 2:14 p.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.

'Supreme Commander' - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Gas Powered Games for its RTS game Supreme Commander. Chris Taylor is known for his work with Total Annihilation under Cave Dog, and Supreme Commander will mark his return to a genre that he helped popularize.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 12:32 p.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.

'City Life' - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Create exactly the city you want: build uniquely-designed structures, from residences to corporate skyscrapers. Improve the quality of life by providing recreational and entertainment opportunities-without letting taxes spiral out of control. Solve traffic and pollution problems and sustain the city resources needed to keep the peace. Spend wisely to keep your town prosperous, wealthy, contented and healthy.

'America's Army: Rise of a Soldier' (PS2/Xbox) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced the launch of the America's Army: Rise of a Soldier website, which will allow browsers catch a glimpse of the experience that awaits them when America's Army heads to consoles this October, and give you all the latest info, screens, game info, movies and community chatboard.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi' (PS2) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 11:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, also known as DBZ: Sparking!, is the only game to combine fighting and flying in wide open, destructible 3D environments. In the air, on the ground or under water, DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi gives players the ability to battle with unprecedented power and freedom.

'Pump It Up: Exceed' (PS2) U.S. Championship Series Debuts

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, American Pump It Up players are getting to compete for cash prizes and exclusive merchandise with the debut of the United States Pump It Up Championship Series, sponsored by publisher Mastiff, Andamiro, and Coin it Up. Read more for details ...

'Stacked with Daniel Negreanu' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 13 New Screens

by Judy on July 29, 2005 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Texas Hold 'em game that captures the spirit of the professional poker tour, Stacked utilizes an advanced learning artificial intelligence system that adapts to each player's style of play and a detailed tutorial mode to deliver a thrilling and realistic poker experience.

'GTA: San Andreas' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Banned In Australia

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Australian ESRB counterpart announced today that officials effectively banned Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and ordered it removed from stores because it contains hidden sex scenes that can be viewed with a special Internet download. It is now illegal to buy, sell, or rent GTA: SA down under...

'Loki' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fresh after finishing Chaos League: Sudden Death and Pro Cycling Manager, French developer Cyanide is already working on a new project. Loki is an action/RPG set in a universe inspired by mythology and ancient races such as the Greeks, Vikings, Aztecs and Egyptians. Cyanide has barely started working on Loki, which isn't expected until somewhere in Q2 2006. Read more for the first screens ...

'Worms 4: Mayhem' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Explodes In UK Retail Stores

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worms 4: Mayhem is crammed with the explosive worm-versus-worm single and multiplayer gameplay that gave the series classic status and this time battles are bigger, badder and better than ever before. Let the worm-on-worm violence commence! Everyone's favorite invertebrates are back in Worms 4: Mayhem and it's out today for PS2, Xbox and PC.

'Myst V: End of Ages' - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Picking up immediately where the original Myst ended, players are presented the privilege, challenge and responsibility of restoring the lost empire of the D'ni - an ancient civilization of people who thrived for thousands of years but later met with a great catastrophe. Myst V: End of Ages advances the graphical beauty and detail of its worlds with a fully immersive 3D environment.

'The Matrix Online' Servers Will Merge Due To Low Population

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Members of the community have noted that it can be difficult to find other players in The Matrix: Mega City. The current level of population density can limit opportunities for socializing with other players which are such a key part of our worlds, so on August 2, 2005, Sony Online will be merging the nine current worlds into three new worlds. This merge should help to increase the number of players on any world at any given time. One world will be Hostile while the other two will run under normal PvP rules.

'The Chronicles of Narnia' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the game, players enter the world of Narnia, a land frozen in a 100 year winter by the evil powers of the malevolent White Witch. In order to end this frigid captivity and free his people, the mighty lion Aslan invokes an ancient prophecy. It will become the destiny of four siblings from our world: Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie to work together and use their unique combat skills, weaponry and abilities to defeat the Witch and her armies to save Narnia.

Activision And Marvel Expand Their License Agreement

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision extends license with Marvel Enterprises to expand their long-term, broad-based strategic alliance through an additional license agreement for a non-persistent role playing game (RPG).

'UFO: Aftershock' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 5:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFO: Aftershock follows directly from one of the endings of UFO: Aftermath, where the player agrees to hand over the Earth to the Alien scientists, who are trying to change the planet into a giant living organism. The Council of Earth and their followers take refuge on an orbiting satellite prepared for them by the aliens, but not all the survivors of the original invasion where re-located.

SAG And Game Industry Finally Come To An Agreement

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 5:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Hollywood Reporter has word that the new Interactive Media Agreement, which secured higher wages and increased benefits but no residuals (i.e. profit-sharing) for the SAG members who lend their voices and likenesses to video games, was approved by 81.2% of the members who voted on the contract.

'NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005' - v2.0.2 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sports Interactive have released the first patch for their latest hockey manager, bringing your retail game to v2.0.2 and addressing a massive amount of issues, AI tweaks, localization & engine updates. Read more for details and download links ...

'Worms 4: Mayhem' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worms 4: Mayhem is a return to the series' trademark gameplay and sees Team 17's core Worms design and development team regrouping for a game of explosive annelid annihilation. Codemasters has released a multiplayer demo with new content (including maps and weapons), and also updated code correcting some issues of the first demo. Read more for download links ...

'Shattered Union' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set atop the smoldering ruins of a fictional United States torn apart by civil war, Shattered Union is an action-packed strategy game for console and PC. Gamers will play through an exciting single player campaign to reunite the country by force, or online in one-on-one matches.

'The Sims 2' (GBA/NDS/PSP/NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maxis-EA is redefining this highly-acclaimed franchise and will deliver classic open-ended gameplay along with exclusive new features. Aspirational gameplay and fully customizable content will give players the most authentic Sims experience to date on console, and will allow players to make their dreams come true while avoiding their innermost fears. And, for the first time, players will be able to take direct control of their Sim without having to use their cursor.

'Fable: The Lost Chapters' - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fable: The Lost Chapters will feature a host of enhancements from its top-selling Xbox version, including new quests to conquer, areas to explore, creatures to slay and story elements to discover. Fable: The Lost Chapters is expected to reach store shelves this fall.

NDS Review - 'Splinter Cell Chaos Theory'

by David Wanaselja on July 29, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory, the year is 2008. Citywide blackouts, stock exchange sabotage, electronic hijacking of national defense systems: This is information warfare. To prevent such attacks, operatives must infiltrate hostile territory and aggressively collect critical intelligence, getting closer than ever to enemy soldiers.

'Prince of Persia Kindred Blades' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Developer Interview

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Blending the best features from the first two installments with the talent, vision and ingenuity of Ubisoft's development teams, Prince of Persia 3 will enliven the franchise with a vitality - and plenty of unexpected twists - that will impress and satisfy long-time fans and newcomers alike. Ubisoft sent out a pre-canned Q&A with Prince of Persia 3 artistic director Olivier Leonardi.

'FaitH' Gets Added Content

by Rainier on July 29, 2005 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Omega, the eagerly awaited last Church for the Trinity Religion has been added to the Battle Server! This new Church introduces two new units and plenty of new strategic option to help you succeed in your Divine Quest! Also this Era, players will be able to have a mix of every Religion and Churches in the same Kingdom for the very first time on the Battle Server!