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'NHL 06' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 5:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released a demo for NHL 06, the latest title in its hockey franchise, allowing you to play a 5 minute game between Toronto and Tampa Bay.

Various Game Trailers #582

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 5:35 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 :

  • Resident Evil 4 [PS2] - Trailer
  • The Movies - Trailer #6
  • Timeshift - Trailer #3
  • Night Watch - Trailer
  • Heart of Empire: Rome - Trailer #2
  • Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure - Trailer
  • The Warriors - Fighting Trailer


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

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 6 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 4:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences. The development team approached the game as a director's cut of the film, which will allow the player to utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun.

'SSX On Tour' (NGC) to Feature Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach

by Judy on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and Nintendo announced today a partnership that brings the Nintendo All-Stars -- Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach -- to the Nintendo GameCube version of SSX On Tour, scheduled to launch this fall under the EA SPORTS BIG brand. The game is being produced by Electronic Arts Canada in Vancouver, BC.

'Metroid Prime Hunters' (NDS) Coming Q1 2006 & Multiplayer Enabled

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metroid Prime Hunters will launch Q1 of 2006, complete with access to Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Nintendo's upcoming online gaming service, which will debut before the end of the year. The new single-player mission of Metroid Prime Hunters will be playable this weekend at the Penny Arcade Expo in Bellevue, Wash, where people can see three previously unreleased bounty hunter characters in the game.

Atari Strikes Deal with Infogrames for Humongous Entertainment

by Judy on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Video game publisher Atari said on Friday it signed a deal to sell its Humongous Entertainment studio business for $10.3 million to Atari's controlling parent, France's Infogrames Entertainment.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi' (PS2) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 2:46 p.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.

'NIBIRU: Age of Secrets' Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced the launch of the official NIBIRU: Age of Secrets website, its upcoming graphic adventure. The Web site will include the recently released playable demo, an image gallery, character bios and game trailer. NIBIRU will begin shipping in Canada and the U.S. early next week.

'Lemmings' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 1:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Controlling an army of lemmings, the aim is to get as many of these cute characters as you can from the entrance point to the exit point of a level within a time limit. Easy to learn, difficult to master; Lemmings is a test of strategy and fast thinking as you make 'on the spot', life or death decisions for your band of trusting little creatures.

'Frame City Killer' (X360) - 15 New Screens

by Judy on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frame City Killer is a next-generation action game for the Xbox 360. Featuring astoundingly detailed graphics powered by the Unreal Engine 3 and immersive, non-linear gameplay, Frame City Killer is set to deliver an intense gaming experience this holiday season in North America and Europe.

THQ Brings 'Gunstar Future Heroes' (GBA) To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and SEGA Europe today announced a co-publishing agreement for Gunstar Future Heroes for the GBA in all territories excluding North America and Asia. Gunstar Future Heroes is a 2D shooter offering the relentless action, precision gunplay, and brilliant visuals that have become the trademark of Treasure, the game's legendary development team.

'SiN Episodes' Multiplayer Survey

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 11:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ritual Entertainment let us know that they have updated the Sin Rituals website with some new concept art, and a dev. blog, but more importantly, a multiplayer survey, which will allow the community to help shape the SiN Episodes multiplayer experience. SiN Episodes features the highly anticipated return of Elexis Sinclaire, the world's most dangerous and seductive biochemist, and the only man who stands in her way, John R. Blade. The sworn enemies face off in Freeport City, a near-future mixture of San Francisco, Tokyo and New York, all set inside the unrestricted SiN universe. Ritual Entertainment let us know that they have updated the Sin Rituals website with some new concept art, and a dev. blog, but more importantly, a multiplayer survey, which will allow the community to help shape the SiN Episodes multiplayer experience.

'Ducati World Championship' (Xbox/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ducati World Championship is a 360° view into the world of motorcycle racing allowing you to take up a career as a pilot racing in the amateur, semi professional and professional racing classes, intent on reaching the Superbike and the Grand World Championship.

'Tamagotchi: Corner Shop' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tamagotchi: Corner Shop is an NDS exclusive a shopping simulation set in the world of Tamagotchi. In the game, players open specialty shops, and develop their businesses by servicing customers through mini games that utilize the Nintendo DS's touch-screen functionality. Scheduled for release this winter, Tamagotchi: Corner Shop features a colorful, hand-drawn visual style, popular Tamagotchi characters, and a variety of different shops.

'Need for Speed Most Wanted' (ALL) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets.

'Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising/Escalation' - v1.6.7.13 Update Patch Available

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NovaLogic has released a new patch for their multiplayer shooter Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising, as well as its expansion pack Escalation. This update brings your retail game to v1.6.7.13 and adds s Kill Cam feature, crosshair and HUD improvements, multiplayer tweaks and the usual bug fixes etc.. Read more for a detailed fix list or download links..

'Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes' (Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Under Fire: 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.

'Mario Tennis: Power Tour' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Mario Tennis: Power Tour you can test your backhand in this role-playing tennis adventure, train hard in the Royal Tennis Academy if you want to beat the champions, all the way down to Mario himself.

'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' (Xbox/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom announces that Dreamfall: The Longest Journey has been rescheduled to launch in the spring of 2006. The highly anticipated adventure title was initially slated for a Q4 2005 release. Now Funcom has decided to allow for additional months of development. This ensures the highest possible quality while making sure the game reaches the market in a more favourable timeslot. The game will be released simultaneously on Xbox and PC.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates of the Burning Sea is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. You play a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, as you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep.

'Soul Calibur III' (PS2) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that is has launched the official Soul Calibur III web site, offering a detailed overview of the new features, in-depth profiles and video clips of the characters in the game and even hidden content for visitors to discover and unlock. A detailed look at the game's Character Creation mode explains the first steps in creating your own formidable warrior, while an introduction to the new Chronicles of the Sword mode will prepare fans for this new real-time strategy game.

'Inuyasha: Feudal Combat' (PS2) - 57 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inuyasha: Feudal Combat allows fans of the television shows and fighting games alike to partner two characters from the series to duke it out in ancient Japan. Featuring 12 playable fighters from the dog demon Inuyasha to the evil shape-shifter Naraku, Inuyasha: Feudal Combat promises an original battle system in a sweeping fairy tale setting where demons and magic roam freely in feudal Japan.

'Night Watch' Tops Russian Sales Charts

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Night Watch is a tactical RPG, using the Heroes of M&M V 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. Noviy Disk is proud to announce that after only three days, Night Watch is now the top-selling title in both of the Russian PC charts (PC/DVD).

'War Leaders: Clash of Nations' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Leaders 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.

European Study Shows Kids Play Vide Games Daily

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 4:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A recent study amongst 4.000 children aged up to 15 years old shows the majority (61 %) of boys and girls play games on a daily basis, with PC as the prefered platform. The price of new games plays a small role when purchasing games, and that the role of internet as an advertising medium is growing amongst this age group.

'Super Mario Strikers' (NGC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Mario Strikers, known in Europe as Mario Smash Football, is a five-a-side based football tournament pitting teams of classic Nintendo characters against each other. To win games players simply have to place more balls in the back of their opponent's net than the other team.

MTV2’s Video Mods Mixes Music Videos and Game Characters

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Video Mods airs a brand new episode on MTV2, Friday, August 26th at 10:30 PM ET. By mixing some of today’s most popular video games and characters with the latest music videos and artists, each episode of Video Mods represents a breakthrough in entertainment by providing an entirely new experience for music and video game fans alike.

'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' (Xbox/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is an action-packed thriller set in a large and varied game world mixing gritty reality with imaginative fantasy. The game features three worlds, three distinctly different playable characters, and exciting action-adventure gameplay wrapped in a mature, exhilarating, and innovative storyline.

'He-Man: Defender of Grayskull' (PS2) - 34 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

He-Man battles his greatest enemies on foot or astride his trusty Battle Cat through 34 levels within three huge environments. Spectacular sword fights and hand-to-hand combat await you at every turn in this epic world of magic and mystery. Having travelled from THQ, to THQ, He-Man: Defender of Grayskull is finally coming out September 9, 2005, under the Midas Interactive lavel.

'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate SG-1: The Alliance will be an action-based game playable in the first- or third- person perspective. Depending on the mission, there will be other tasks that have elements of team tactics, puzzle-solving and stealth. First and foremost, you will never walk alone – your team will be there to look after you, but you will also have to look after them, so it differs from most "straight" shooters.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Evil Dead Regeneration'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Enter an all-new Evil Dead experience, as Ash finds himself arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to Sunny Meadows, an institute for the criminally insane. Though better than the madness he escaped hidden within the woods, he quickly learns the evil has only become more malevolent.

'Sparta: Ancient Wars' - 4 New Screens

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

Sparta: Ancient Wars is only the first part of a planed Ancient Wars series. Its main goal is to deliver innovative and high quality real time strategy based on historical events and timelines, and not to feature myths or legends. Based on the historical background of Spartans' high culture, there will appear huge ancient battles on your screen, enabled by a brand new stunning 3D engine.

'Knights of the Temple II' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In KOTT2 players will join the ultimate battle of Paul de Raque, Grand Master of the Order of the Temple and hero of the first game, and the forces of Hell. Travelling the lands and kingdoms of 13th century Europe, Paul must unveil the secret of three mysterious ancient artefacts and fight the demon armies attacking our world.

PC Review - 'GTR: FIA Racing Game'

by Katarani on Aug. 26, 2005 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

GTR – The Ultimate Racing Game is a next generation racing simulation, based on the FIA GT Championship and includes all the cars that race in the series. In addition to the most accurate racing simulation on the planet, GTR has a completely separate Arcade mode for those gamers who love to throw the car around with wild abandon.