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'SpellForce II' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 11:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SpellForce 2, the player takes over the role of the avatar, solving quests and overcoming obstacles as in classical RPGs, but also experiences strategic challenges while leading armies as in an RTS - therefore offering a complete synthesis of both genres in a perfect blend.

'FATE' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 11:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

FATE is an RPG in which the quests are fast and fun with richly detailed artwork, 3D graphics and interactive content delivered exclusively via download. Players will be able to customize their character, their pet, and the type of weapons they’ll use. Through battles with hundreds of monsters and fantastic creatures, characters evolve over time with experience of game play. A built-in random level generator will provide an infinite number of adventure possibilities!

'Crazy Classics' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 11:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play-Publishing has released a demo for its newest racing game Crazy Classics. Race around in fancy racing cars and exciting tracks to defeat your opponent in this action rally game.

'Codename: Panzers, Phase Two' - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 11:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codename: Panzers, Phase Two will bring armchair generals to the war-torn battlefields of Africa, Southern Europe and the Balkans where they will fight as the Anglo-American Allies, the German-Italian Axis or the Yugoslavian resistance. A complement of heroes, both new and familiar, will be the players' alter egos in dozens of new missions as they attempt to lead their troops to victory.

'Night Watch' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 10:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Night Watch is a tactical RPG, using the Silent Storm engine, and based on material from Russian writer Lukyanenko and is situated in the not so distant future. The game will have you battle vampires, wherewolves and other creatures throughout various European cities. No specific release date is mentioned. Read more for details and screens ....

'Indie Games Con 2005' Registration Begins Today

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 5:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames announced today that registration for Indie Games Con 2005, to be held in Eugene, Oregon, October 7, 8 and 9th is now open. Indie Games Con (IGC) is a fun, informal and informative community gathering of independent game developers from around the world. IGC is designed to be a summit meeting of like-minded developers with the shared goal to focus on collaboration and building community.

'Indigo Prophecy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 5:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A free-flowing game during which players can assume the role of multiple characters and experience the game from multiple viewpoints, Fahrenheit allows players' actions to affect the plot by offering a scenario driven interactive experience.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (Xbox) Real-Life Pirates Part 3

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Pirates! you take the leading role of a Pirate Captain in the 17th century Caribbean trying to become the most revered and feared pirate in history - exploring high seas and exotic ports, overtaking enemies in fierce naval battles, engaging in duels and attempting to seize valuable booty. 2KGames has released the third and last part of the Pirates of Sid Meier’s Pirates! feature, containing details on three of the real-life pirates in Pirates!

'Far Cry Instincts' (Xbox) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Far Cry Instincts will ship for Xbox in September 2005.

'ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern' Explores Retail

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced ECHO: Secrets of the Lost Cavern has shipped to retailers across North America.

The Enemies Of 'Serious Sam II' (Xbox/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The series famous for relentless intensity is returning bigger, better looking and more frantic than ever before. 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. This is serious!

'Tokobot' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 12:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo proudly announced today that its newest PSP action/adventure title, Tokobot, plans to hit store shelves nationwide in November 2005. The first PSP game to be developed by Tecmo promises to bring hours of fun portable game play while capturing your imagination as players take on the role of the young hero Bolt, a quick thinking agent who has discovered some friendly, highly advanced robots called Tokobots, during his explorations of ancient ruins. 

'50 Cent: Bulletproof' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 11:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 50 Cent's video game, 50 gets caught in a web of corruption, double-crosses and shady deals that lead him on a bloody path through New York's drug underworld. Working with the unlikeliest of allies, the streets heat up as 50 Cent takes on the most dangerous crime families in the city, uncovering an international conspiracy with devastating implications. The streets are watching as 50 Cent blasts his way to the truth.

'Fable: The Lost Chapters' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 11:14 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.

'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 10:47 a.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.

'Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack' (Xbox) Assaults Retail

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack, now avaiualble for $19.99 (U.S.), adds nine all-new multiplayer maps, previously unreleased footage including an animated feature highlighting an unseen battle in Old Mombasa and a mini documentary showcasing the creative process behind the new multiplayer maps. The map pack disc also contains the Halo 2 Auto Update, providing non-Live gamers with the ability to enjoy recent gameplay enhancements and improvements, as well as all previous Xbox Live updates.

'Trollz: Hair Affair' (GBA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that Trollz: Hair Affair for Nintendo Game Boy Advance will be available in fall 2005. Trollz: Hair Affair is a magical action/puzzle game featuring the Trollz and their world of fashion, friendship and magic.

'Blitzkrieg Anthology' Rolls Into Stores

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV USA today announced that the Blitzkrieg Anthology, the ultimate WWII strategy collection, has rolled into North American retail outlets today. The Blitzkrieg Anthology packs a wallop of gameplay enjoyment in the form of the original Blitzkrieg game, two of the game's most popular expansion packs; Burning Horizon & Rolling Thunder, and the brand-new Iron Division expansion. Blitzkrieg Anthology will provide hours of enjoyment for strategy gamers, as they employ more than 200 diverse vehicles and combat units in over 150 challenging single- and multi-player missions straight from the pages of World War II history.

'DreamStripper 3D' Now Available for Online Purchase

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ensign Games releases DreamStripper 3D, a new PC game using lifelike Hollywood technology. In DreamStripper you totally control the dancer. You decide how she dances, what she wears, even the music she dances to!

'L.A. Rush' (PS2/Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

L.A. Rush is an innovative racing videogame based on the sport of competitive street racing and the fanatical, ruthless lifestyles of those involved. A reinvention of the classic Midway Rush franchise, L.A. Rush is scheduled for release in spring 2005 on the PlayStation2 and the Xbox. Read more for some new screens ...

Incagold Signs Three InterActive Vision Titles For German Distribution

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IncaGold is pleased to announce that it has acquired the German-language rights to three titles from InterActive Vision Games, Red Skies Over Europe, Chain of Command and Chain of Command: Eastern Front.

'Killer 7' (NGC/PS2) Finishes The Job in Stores

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today released killer 7, a stylized, post-modern action adventure game for the PS2 and Gamecube. Featuring distinct characters, striking cel-shaded visuals and dark imagery, killer 7 chronicles the connection between two men whose intertwined paths develop into a complex tale of altering personas and a menacing force that has paralyzed society.

Digital Jesters Signs 'Pro Cycling Manager' - Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters have snapped up the rights to publish the latest instalment of Cycling Manager series in the UK. The Cycling Manager series has been leader of the pack for the last four years and this latest instalment is already leaving the peloton trailing behind with a multitude of new features and a brand new title, Pro Cycling Manager.

'Specforce' - SinglePlayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 8:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SpecForce is Techland's latest futuristic tactical shooter with a plot connected to already known Chrome. Established to fight crisis situations that threaten the Federation's peace, equipped with the latest combat gear, Specforce is the Federation's elite rapid reaction force. This demo contains one of eleven missions. Read more for download links ...

'Call of Duty 2: The Big Red One' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One unites players in the chaos of battle fighting as part of a squad in the legendary and decorated “Big Red One,” the American 1st Infantry Division. As part of the famed "Fighting First," players are drafted into a variety of historic Big Red One missions that take them across land, sea and air from the invasion of North Africa, through the battle for Sicily, and all the way to D-Day in one continuous storyline.

'Starship Troopers' (ALL) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 1:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Strangelite Studio, the game is based on the Starship Troopers movie in which you will take the role of an elite 'special forces' trooper in the Mobile Infantry spearheading the assault against thousands of intelligent enemy bugs, emulating the best scenes from the movie and a whole lot more!

PC Preview - 'War Leaders: Clash of Nations'

by Mark Crump on July 5, 2005 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

War Leaders: Clash of Nations will expand upon the RTS genre by placing gamers in the roles of the major leaders of WWII, including Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. Political, diplomatic and economic decision making will be key to success, while sound tactical strategies will ensure victory on the battlefield.

PC Preview - 'War Front: Turning Point'

by Mark Crump on July 5, 2005 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

What would happen if Hitler had been assassinated early on in WWII and the German war engine came under control of a new regime? Digital Reality and CDV aim to answer that question in War Front: Turning Point, bringing gamers an "alternate reality" strategy game. Gamers will be exposed to a whole new WWII timeline, new battles and a variety of secret and experimental weapons.

PS2 Review - 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms X'

by Alicia on July 5, 2005 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The 10th game in Koei’s epic strategy series, Romance of the Three Kingdoms X comes to the PS2 with all of the history, complexity, and gameplay options fans have come to expect from the series. Create your own officer, or play one of the many characters from the novel series, and rise from humble warrior to powerful sovereign. Use duels, debates, battles and full-on military campaigns to increase your power and become a living legend.

'Nexuiz' - v1.1 Updated Download/Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 5, 2005 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nexuiz is a free 3D deathmatch game that is simply first person shooting reduced to the very basics with perfect weapon balancing. Nexuiz uses such technology as curved surfaces with its detailed maps, bumpmapping, realtime shadows, 64 player support, and an advanced model format. This 1.1 adds new features include bots, new level, new gamemodes, many bug fixes and weapon balance changes, on top of the original 17 maps, 28 playable characters, and 10 music tracks.