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'Myst V: End of Ages' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 11:59 p.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. Ubisoft has released a playable demo, allowing you to try out part of the game (thanks GameShadow). Read more for download links ...

Nintendo's Impressive Fall Lineup (GBA/NDS/NGC)

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 8:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today's Nintendo revealed their release scheduled for GBA, NDS and gamecube through the end of the year. Today's launch of Nintendogs marks the end of the summer doldrums and the beginning of the "dog days" of summer with no less than 170 titles for the next few months. Read more for details ...

Various Game Trailers #578

by Judy on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 6:01 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 :

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - GC 2005 Trailer
  • Coffee Break - Trailer
  • DAoC: Darkness Rising - Trailer
  • El Matador - GC 2005 Trailer
  • City of Villains - Trailer #6
  • Black and White 2 - Trailer
  • East Front - Trailer
  • Colin McRae Rally 2005 Plus [PSP] - Trailer
  • Test Drive Unlimited [X360] - GC 2005 Trailer
  • Pathologic - Walkthrough Trailer


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

'CustomPlay Golf' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 5:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CustomPlay Golf is the first game to focus on creating and playing your own golf course. Fusion Labs has released an updated demo featuring 3 of the best looking holes from the complete version of CustomPlay Golf, which also includes 50% of the editor enabled, presenting you with a unique opportunity to experience the CustomPlay 'Create, Communicate and Play' first hand. Read more for download links ...

'Myst V: End of Ages' - 16 New Screens

by Judy on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 5:21 p.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.

'Hammer & Sickle' - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 3:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A unique mix of turn-based and role-play, Hammer & Sickle is a brand-new gaming experience. The dizzying array of tactical solutions for each situation is greatly deepened by the fully destructible environments - while an open mission structure and the non-linear story put you in complete control of the game world.

'Soul Calibur III' (PS2) - 82 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Soul Calibur III offers the series' hallmarks of exhilarating sword-fighting action and profound martial arts while also delivering highly improved graphics and sound effects to create a unique gaming experience. It also features a Character Creation Mode, which allows players to create original warriors.

'24: The Game' (PS2) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The countdown has begun to the release of '24: The Game' on PS2. Set to become the biggest action adventure game of the year, '24: The Game' lets gamers take control and live a 'brand new day' in the life of Jack Bauer and the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU).

'Tony Hawk's American Wasteland' (NDS/NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 1:08 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 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.

Square Enix Wants To Acquire Taito Corp.

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix offered to pay as much as $610 million to buy arcade game maker Taito Corp. Square Enix, known for the Final Fantasy series and various other RPG franchises, is seeking ways to increase market share and cut development costs in the $20 billion video games software market. Read more financial gibberish over at Bloomberg.

'Pursuit Force' (PSP) - 20 New Screens

by Judy on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pursuit Force is a fast-paced arcade-action game, that fuses driving and combat mechanics to create a unique gaming experience for PSP. Developed by Bigbig Studios, a new development team that pulls together some of the leading creative talent in the gaming industry, Pursuit Force follows the misadventures of a rookie Police Officer tracking down five criminal gangs across an entire fictional state in America.

'Fable: The Lost Chapters' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios announced today that Fable: The Lost Chapters for Windows has gone gold and will materialize in stores on September 20. Role-playing fans yearning for a rich adventure will find much to engage them in Fable: The Lost Chapters which builds upon Fable's gameplay with spectacular new spells, devastating new weapons and stout new armor, all of which will be needed to contend with new monsters and other threats in the treacherous Northern Wastes.

'Diabolique: License to Sin' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diabolique: License to Sin is a brand new third person game from Metropolis Team. Unique atmosphere, excellent gameplay, spectacular shaders, Renderware Physics. Tailored suits, expensive cars, dynamic action, and business class graphics. Hell has pretty much to offer.

'Ultimate Spider-Man' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dive into an immersive adventure as you experience a living comic-book illustrated with 3D Comic Inking Technology. The game's expanded, free-roaming environments deliver a deep adventure with a variety of challenging missions, diverse game play and an improved combat system that allows players to face off against the largest number of characters from the Spider-Man universe ever assembled in one video game.

'The Saga of Ryzom' Celebrates One Year Anniversary With Month's Free Play

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Saga of Ryzom developer Nevrax announced today that, in celebration of Ryzom's first anniversary in September, current players will be awarded a free month of game play.

'Payout Poker and Casino' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today Payout Poker and Casino, an arcade gambling game for the PS2, Xbox, PSP and the PC. Developed by Bits Gaming Ltd, Payout Poker and Casino allows players to try their luck in four exclusive gambling destinations, with 12 challenging gaming favorites including Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha Hold 'Em, Blackjack, Craps and many more.

'Title Bout Championship Boxing 2005' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Title Bout 2005 is a complete boxing simulation that places over 4000 fighters from John L. Sullivan to Wladimir Klitschko under your control. All aspects of the sport, from knockdowns to knockouts, from cuts to disqualifications, from trial horses to champions, make Title Bout 2005 the most complete and realistic boxing simulation on the market.

'NASCAR 06: Total Team Control' (PS2/Xbox) Cover Athletes Signed

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that NASCAR 06: Total Team Control, will feature NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson. The two avid "gamers" personify the focus of this year's game -- Team Racing.

'TimeShift' (PC/Xbox) Also Coming To The Xbox 360

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced that its upcoming groundbreaking action game TimeShift will ship next spring for the Xbox 360. Currently in development by Saber Interactive, TimeShift is an original first-person shooter offering unprecedented time-control elements that allow players to completely manipulate the flow of time throughout the duration of the game.

'Urban Reign' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 7:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Urban Reign has gone gold for the PS2. A hard-hitting street brawler, the game allows players to duke it out against tough street gangs with or against their friends in a wide array of multiplayer modes featuring more than 60 playable characters, including guest fighters from the legendary "TEKKEN series.

'StarCraft: Ghost' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft: Ghost is a tactical-action console game that refines the epic experience of StarCraft to the level of the individual soldier. Engage the StarCraft universe face-to-face as a deadly Ghost operative in the employ of the Dominion. With the help of determined allies, follow story-driven missions that take you from massive planetary battles through dangerous solo operations to an unexpected turn of events that leaves the fate of the universe in your hands.

'Armies of Steel' Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arena Wars developer ExDream revealed its new project at the Leipzig Game Convention. Armies of Steel is a traditional real time strategy game in a near future scenario (only 30-40 years in the future) and consists - additionally to a great multiplayer - of a big singleplayer story and 4 fractions. The game will go "back to the roots" of RTS games and will not feature heros and RPG or fantasy elements unlike most current RTS games. ExDream is still looking for a publisher ...

'Auto Assault' Developer Q&A #4 - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 2:19 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. In this short pre-canned Q&A, NetDevil's President Scott Brown tells us about the game's influences.

New Study Finds Video Games Fuel Male Aggression

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Most studies done on violence and video games support the conclusion that violent video games can increase aggressive behavior in children and adolescents, especially boys, researchers said on Friday. An analysis of 20 years of research shows the effects can be both immediate and long-lasting.

'Tak The Great Juju Challlenge' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The top teams from across the world have come to compete in The Great Juju Challenge. Representing the Pupanunu tribe are Tak and Lok who will face great adversity in the form of Jujus, wild animals and some menacing new tribes.

'The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer begins at the film’s conclusion – Underminer’s threatening emergence to wreak havoc on the residents of Metroville. Players battle the Underminer and his robot minions in the vast underground world built by this diabolical genius. It is up to Mr Incredible and Frozone to once again save the day. Are you super enough?

Xbox Review - 'Delta Force: Black Hawk Down'

by Eric on Aug. 22, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In DF: BHD players will take on the role of an elite Delta Force Operative as they participate in a number of daring raids against the oppressive Somali warlords in and around Mogadishu. Black Hawk Down brings the intensity of Modern Warfare to Xbox and PS2 with a range of intense single player and multiplayer missions.