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'SpellForce II' Is Now Called 'SpellForce II: Shadow Wars'

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 11:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars 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.

Various Game Trailers #563

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 9:46 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 :

  • Burnout Revenge - Trailer #3
  • Codename: Panzers - Phase Two - Release Trailer
  • Conflict: Global Terror - Trailer #2
  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi - Trailer #2
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy: The Mis-Edventures - Trailer
  • NHL 2K6 - Enforcer Trailer
  • Star Wars Battlefront II - 3 Trailers


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

'Shenmue Online' Development Halted

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 6:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shenmue Online developer JC entertainment announced that it has halted any further development on Sega's Shenmue Online. Without giving any details as to why, the Korean developer said it has not worked on the game since May earlier this year. Whether the project is scrubbed altogether or just temporarly on hiatus is not clear, so let hope SEGA sheds some light on the matter soon. Shenmue Online is a MMO Action/RPG based on the Dreamcast Shenmue franchise, and was scheduled to launch this year.

'Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 3:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI announced new details on the latest addition to its best-selling series of Tactical Action games with Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends. Read more for details and screens ...

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' Coming Early 2006?

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While it was already known that GSC World's oft delayed FPS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl was no longer expected in 2005, there was no specific date given for when it was rescheduled. Earlier reports indicated it could be as late as fall 2006, but during THQ's quaterly financial results conference call it became clear that we may not have to wait THAT long as, while it is not listed in its current fiscal year which ends March 2006, THQ's CEO Brian Farrell stated it would instead be released shortly thereafter and an early 2006 release was still not ruled out.

'Quake IV' (X360/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Quake 4 the Strogg are quickly regrouping, however the Strogg’s planetary defenses still destroyed, Earth's forces can deliver a full and final assault. This time, you're not alone. You are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad, and part of Earth’s next invasion wave. An army of soldiers are fighting with you and an arsenal of weapons and vehicles are at your disposal in this heroic and epic battle between worlds.

'Call of Duty 2' (X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty 2 is an all new epic title which delivers an unparalleled portrayal of the chaos and intensity that was World War II. CoD 2 is powered by a proprietary new engine featuring striking new visuals, advanced A.I. technology, the most realistic squad combat and explosive action in new historic campaigns.

'Black & White 2' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 1:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black & White 2 includes other new elements, such as improved graphics and Miracle effects such as rivers of fire and earthquakes that yield mass destruction. The game also includes weather systems that impact gameplay; players will see the impact of a drought that scorches the arid plains of Egypt or the effect of a heavy snowfall on the Norse Mountains.

'Dungeon Siege II' - Singleplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest PCGamer cover DVD has a huge 1.4 gig Dungeon Siege II demo, which has finally been brought online. This demo features some intro movies and a tutorial section up to the Elven Shrine area from the Mercenary campaign. Read more for download links ...

'Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory' - v1.04 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a new patch for its stealth action game Splinter Cell Chaos Theory. This update brings your game to v1.04 and mainly addresses a divergence problem and adds ATI Shader Model 2.0 support. Read more for download links ...

'Timothy and Titus: Saints, Martyrs, Heroes' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Timothy and Titus: Saints, Martyrs, Heroes, developed by White Knight Games, will engage gamers from a unique perspective with its groundbreaking 'Christian Gameplay Paradigm.'

Use EA's Sports Edge To Analyze Your 'Fantasy Football' Team

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fantasy Football from Electronic Arts today launches its exclusive EA SPORTS Edge, a personal analysis tool that gives fantasy football owners customized score predictions for every player on a team's roster.

'L.A. Rush' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Also Coming To PC - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 11:45 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. Read more for some new screens ...

'Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Serph, leader of the Embryon, wanders aimlessly through the lifeless streets before him. In the Junkyard, his Tribe fought a gruesome war, hoping the light of Heaven would relieve their suffering. In the end, Serph's world vanished, along with the comrades who stood by him. All that awaited him in Nirvana were endless streets littered with the silent remains of human statues. The Promised Land was nothing but a new hell?

'Universal Combat: A World Apart' Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Universal Combat: A World Apart gives hardcore fans an enhanced Battlecruiser experience, keeping the flavour of combat, but utilizing newer technologies. Universal Combat: A World Apart, the second title in the Universal Combat series is now on sale worldwide via various online e-commerce companies and broadband delivery sites for $29.99 across all mediums.

'From Russia with Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Star Roster Expands

by Judy on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that it has signed Maria Menounos to star in their upcoming video game, From Russia With Love. Lending her voice and likeness to the game, Menounos will appear alongside Sir Sean Connery, reprising his role as James Bond.

'Trauma Center: Under the Knife' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trauma Center: Under the Knife lets YOU play doctor, performing increasingly complex surgeries. At first it's just another day in the O.R., but when a mysterious outbreak sweeps the area, the patients' lives are in your hands-no pressure.

'SBK: Snowboard Kids DS' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Snowboard Kids are back, sporting a new look and a brand new adventure?exclusively for the Nintendo DS! Play with up to 4 friends at a time with single-card download play while utilizing a multitude of special items and attacks during the race to win at any cost. SBK: Snowboard Kids is scheduled to ship this winter on the Nintendo DS.

'Hello Kitty Roller Rescue' (NGC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Hello Kitty Roller Rescue players will be able to save Earth from the misinformed Block-O with the much loved Hello Kitty and Badtz-Maru. More than 20 popular Sanrio characters will help Hello-Kitty throughout her travels. Kitty will also be able to partner up at various stages to fight enemies. And, for the first time, players will be able to enjoy the beautiful Sanriotown in a completely 3-D world that is interactive.

Fresh Investment Gives Buka Financial Boost

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Investment company Finam and EBRD North-West and West Russia Regional Venture fund NORUM made an announcement about having made an investment in the development of Buka company. Investment has been made by entering the nominal capital of the holding, Buka shareholder. Combined investor's share in the holding amounts to 52,9%. Buka financial consultant is Ernst and Young company. Amount of transaction totals to several million dollars.

Strategy First Signs 'Brigade E5: New Jagged Union'

by Rainier on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and leading Russian software publisher 1C Company are thrilled to announce the signing of the tactical strategy title "Brigade E5: New Jagged Union," developed by Apeiron.

Xbox Review - 'Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike'

by Eric on Aug. 3, 2005 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike will expand the gameplay with more maps, missions, and weapons. Eleven new exciting mission single player campaign and expanded Xbox LIVE multiplayer content.