'Battlefield 2' - v1.03 Patch Delayed

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 7:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

End of July, EA and DICE announced that they were working on the v1.03 patch for their FPS Battlefield 2, with a projected release date late August. As that deadline creeps closer, a community update issued earlier today points out that it will not be ready in time. " Unfortunately, as we approach the end of this month, it has become apparent that we will not meet this goal, and we wanted to keep you abreast of our progress. We are committed to making the 1.03 Update as comprehensive as possible, so while it is important to us to keep the release date, it is more important that we take the time to do this right." No new estimate was given, apart from saying it is coming.

'Night Watch' - Russian Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 6:54 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. Nival has released a Russian demo offering an intro and one mission (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'King Kong' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 5:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delve deeper into the film experience through alternative viewpoints designed to immerse the player into the action and truly "feel" the tension of the adventure. Unprecedented Alternating Gameplay Battle for survival on Skull Island in first-person as Jack Driscoll AND experience the staggering power of King Kong in third-person taking on massive beasts.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 4:48 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.

Various Game Trailers #577

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 4:43 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 :

  • Total Overdose - Trailer #3
  • Black Buccaneer - Trailer
  • Quake 4 - QuakeCon 2005 Trailer #4


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

'RF Online' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 3:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Codemasters cancelled its very own Dragon Empires a while ago, it seems they are now ready to get back into the MMO ring. Rising Force Online is a visually breathtaking, exciting game that has a stunning mix of fantasy and science fiction.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' Necropolis Faction - Details & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 3:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heroes of Might & Magic V will benefit from the features and characteristics that established the success of the initial saga while offering a wealth of innovations such as a highly immersive scenario, a variety of appealing factions, modern 3D graphics, a revolutionary tactical combat system, and a story-based campaign mode. Read more for details on the Necropolis faction.

'Quake III Arena' - v1.32b Source Code Available NOW

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

id Software made good on their promise and has released the Quake III Arena source code allowing other people to use the software. This is released under the GPL license, so there are certain rules and regulations to follow if you wish to use this code. Read more for details and download links ...

'Tony Hawk's American Wasteland' (ALL) - Official Soundtrack

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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 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 official soundtrack will feature remakes of classic metal/punk songs by various of todays top punk bands..

'Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment today unveiled Star Wars Galaxies: Trials of Obi-Wan. This third expansion to the popular immersive online game is scheduled for release on November 1st, alongside the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith theatrical DVD and Star Wars Battlefront II video game.

'Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 12:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood builds upon the elements that have made Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30 a runaway success by adding new features and game modes. Featuring a new single-player narrative, new multiplayer missions, an all-new cooperative-style game mode, and new weapons and vehicles, Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood promises to lead the way this holiday season.

'Rainbow Six: Lockdown' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this new episode, you lead Team Rainbow, the world's most elite counter-terrorist unit, as they are called into action and unfamiliar territory to battle a bioterrorist threat. Stakes escalate as they are personally targeted by an evil terrorist organization. Used to protecting the lives of others, Team Rainbow must now embark on a mission to fight and save some of their own.

'Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the storyline of Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None follows 10 strangers who are invited to a lavish island only to be accused of murder, players assume the role of a new 11th character, Patrick Narracott the boatman who takes guests to the island. The player must reveal the killer before becoming a victim.

'Carmageddon' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Development Halted

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to GamesIndustry.biz development on SCi's Carmageddon remake has been halted. According to sources at Visual Science work was stopped over 2 weeks ago, but it is not quite certain if this means the project got cancelled, on hold or moving to another developer. Eidos US said there were no plans to bring this title to North American and SCi/Eidos UK could not be reached at this point.

'We Love Katamari' (PS2) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 10:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The King of All Cosmos grew to stardom after taking all of the Prince's katamaris and replacing the stars. His fans knew no bounds and wished to see more katamaris fill the sky. The King of All Cosmos desired to appease all of their requests and recruited the Prince and his cousins to help. Now they are tasked with rolling up even more clumps, each larger and more different than the one before.

'Tekken' Characters Make Guest Appearance in 'Urban Reign' (PS2)

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Urban Reign will feature guest appearances by characters from the TEKKEN series of fighting games. Marshall Law and Paul Phoenix will join Urban Reign's main protagonist Brad Hawk as he takes on a tough gang in back alleys, dive bars, parking lots and other urban battlegrounds.

Matrix Games Signs 'PureSim Baseball 2005'

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is pleased to announce that it has added an exciting new sports simulation, PureSim Baseball 2005 to its growing line. PureSim Baseball 2005 is the ultimate baseball fan's toy, with support for both casual and hardcore baseball fans and the ability to play out any season in baseball history. The Matrix Games release will be a new updated version, scheduled for late Summer, 2005.

'The Movies' (Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.

'Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes' (Xbox) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 9:30 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.

'80 Days' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 9:25 a.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?

'NIBIRU: Age of Secrets' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company released a demo for its adventure game NIBIRU: Age of Secrets, known in Europe as NIBIRU:Messenger of the Gods. This demo gives you the chance to try out part of the full game. Read more for download links ..

Foundation 9 Development Studios Kicking Into Next-Gen Gear

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Foundation 9 Entertainment announced today that it is officially moving into development for next-gen consoles in a number of its studios. F9's The Collective studio was already working on a next-gen Dirty Harry title, while its Backbone Emeryville, Pipeworks and Backbone Vancouver studios are all working on unannounced next-gen projects

'Elveon' (PS3/X360/PC) Powered By Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

10Tacle announced today that Elveon will be based on the well-known Unreal Engine 3. The major characteristics of this fantasy action epic are its impressive graphics and the captivating atmosphere. The middleware solution by Epic Games proved to be the ideal platform because of its excellent performance, features and toolset.

'Rich & Beautiful' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German publisher dtp announced today that it will publish the lifestyle/hospital simulation Rich & Beautiful. Developed by German developer Independent Arts, the game features a full life and hospital simulation with slight erotic elements. The player takes the role of a chief doctor of a beauty hospital, builds up the hospital, enlarges his income, flirts with the nurses, goes golfing etc. The game will be finished in fall 2006, dtp is actually looking for publishers all over the world to publish the game in different territories.

'Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Tycoon 2 gives you the chance to build the ultimate zoo and enjoy it firsthand. You can explore your 3D zoo world as a zoo guest or even care for your animals as a zookeeper. The Endangered Species expansion pack will give you even more to love about Zoo Tycoon 2!

'Virtua Tennis World Tour' (PSP) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Tennis World Tour will feature a playable array of internationally renowned tennis pros in addition to a make-your-own player mode, exclusive mini-games, and original courts. Wi-Fi gameplay is supported, encouraging up to four friends to play together.

'World of Warcraft' - v1.7.0 Patch Live on Test Servers

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fansite Blizzplanet let us know that Blizzard is currently test running a new point release for World of Warcraft. "The Public Test Realms are live! Players can now experience, and help us test, all the changes and additions coming in patch 1.7, including a new raid dungeon, a new battleground, and many other exciting features." Get more details here, or check out the massive fix list here.

PC Preview - 'Earth 2160'

by Junior on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Earth 2160 is an RTS game based on the popular and successful Earth series. Your convoy is being hunted, your scout has gone missing and just before your final assault on the enemy base. When you think nothing more can go wrong sirens sound with warnings of an imminent attack on your city's battlements. Your next move is vital!

Star Trek Guru Joins 'Star Trek Online' Development Team As Consultant

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

Star Trek Online developer Perpetual Entertainment announced that Michael Okuda has joined the Star Trek Online development team as design consultant, at this past weekend's Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas.

GBA Review - 'Shaman King: Master of Spirits 2'

by Katarani on Aug. 19, 2005 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The sequel to Shaman King: Master of Spirits, players return in the role of Yoh Asakura as they traverse multiple stages filled with perils, enemies and traps in order to stop a diabolical shaman from resurrecting the evil "Guardian of Demons." To assist Yoh in his quest, players can collect the spirits of vanquished opponents and use these spirits to help him in battle.