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'50 Cent: Bulletproof' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 10:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Bulletproof, 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.

Microsoft Opening Shop In New York?

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 10:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Seattle Times is speculating that Bill Gates might be opening shop in New York to promote the upcoming Xbox 360. A retail store would dovetail with Microsoft's recent efforts to raise its profile in New York, an area that generates more than $1 billion a year in business-software sales for the company. New York is also home to the media giants Microsoft is courting with its software for distributing and protecting music, movies, games and television. Possible location might be smack in the middle of Times Square.

Various Game Trailers #585

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

  • Bet on Soldier - Trailer #10
  • Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure - Trailer #5
  • Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects - Story Mode Trailer
  • Prince of Persia Kindred Blades - Dev. Diary #2
  • The Witcher - Trailer (3)


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

Promotions In 'Civilization IV' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The fourth game in the PC strategy series that has sold over five million copies, Sid Meier's Civilization IV is a bold step forward for the franchise, with spectacular new 3D graphics and all-new single and multiplayer content. Civilization IV will also set a new standard for user-modification, allowing gamers to create their own add-ons using the standard Python and XML scripting languages. Firaxis producer Barry Caudill tells us more about the new Civilization IV promotions feature.

'Hard Truck: Apocalypse' - 34 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 4:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This third person action/RPG is set in the post-apocalyptic environment full of menacing mysteries and unfriendly inhabitants. Explore the new world using your heavy truck. The truck is your ultimate shelter, armor and a mean to earn your living. The upgrades of your heavy truck will pave the road to your victories in truck battles. Seems Buka changed the name of the game once more...

'Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' (ALL) Ships In November

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 4:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari and Marc Ecko today announced Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure will now ship in November 2005 for a simultaneous launch on the PS2, Xbox, and PC. "The extra time offers the development team at The Collective additional time for adding the polish that a groundbreaking game like Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure deserves," said Marc Metis, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Atari, Inc.

'The King of Fighters 02/03' (Xbox) Brawls Its Way To Retail

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SNK announced today that they have shipped - The King of Fighters 02/03 Combo for the Xbox. The King of Fighters 02/03 is the ultimate two-in-one pack of extreme 2D fighting on two DVDs. The King of Fighters 02/03 Combo will feature Xbox Live head-to-head fighting with KOF 2003 also supporting Tournament mode and rematch capabilities.

'Battlefield 2: Special Forces' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 3:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield 2: Special Forces brings the intensity and excitement of its predecessors into the realm of covert ops with the latest, most technologically advanced vehicles and weapons systems available to man.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 3:51 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.

'Far Cry Instincts' (Xbox) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 3:19 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.

'Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack' (Xbox) Available For Free Download

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Halo 2 multiplayer map pack which was previously a premium download only, is now free for Xbox Live members as of today. The download is available today, August 30th at 5pm ET/2pm PT. Some members may have access to the download before this time, but everyone will have it by 5pm ET/2pm PT. If you see the maps are still premium, wait until after 5pm ET/2pm PT to download them,t he system will show them as free at this time (thanks VE3D).

'The Stalin Subway' - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Stalin Subway is a realistic first-person shooter which is set in Stalin's Moscow of fall 1952. Iosif Stalin, the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of USSR is now 72 years old, and a group of military officials of high rank decides that the Generalissimo is weak and the power can be taken away from him.

'HoloDek' to Present Gaming on Movie-Style Screens

by Judy on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ever wish you could experience the "holodeck," the 3-D virtual environment aboard the Starship Enterprise? There's a company that believes it's come close, letting video game players play with huge, high-definition screens that envelop the user.

'Chameleon' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Illusion Softworks, known for the Hidden & Dangerous, Mafia and Vietcong series, revealed Chameleon, already in the works since 2002, is a 3D action game using an updated Mafia/H&D2 engine, and playable from 1st and 3rd person perspective. Not many details have been disclosed since, but today we have the first screens (thanks Unrealik).

'Project Gotham Racing 3' (X360) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PGR 3 creates the ultimate roster of the hottest supercars in existence, introduces them to the high-definition era, and drops them into a completely new gaming world, where style rules the road. Racers define and create individually customized gameplay, and can race each other — on or offline. Read more to check out the latest visual goodness.

'Namco Museum 50th Anniversary' (ALL) Now in Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Namco Museum 50th Anniversary is now available in stores. Fans of 1980's classic gaming as well as the new generation of gamers will all find something to love in this 14-game virtual arcade. Now available for the PS,, Xbox, Gamecube and GBA, the PC version ships in September.

'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' (Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 11:18 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.

'Dancing Stage: Mario Mix' (NGC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo announced todat that Dancing Stage: Mario Mix launches across Europe for GameCube 28th on October 2005. Forget the Macarena and definitely don't get caught disco dancing - this year, people will be busting a move to the sounds of the Mario Beat.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 delivers ultra-realistic course environments, allowing gamers to experience the intensity of a championship golf tournament. With greatness comes pressure, as players are put to the test of making perfect tee shots or sinking tournament-winning putts in crunch time.

'True Crime Guess the City' Sweepstakes Winner Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision today announced that Chris Spencer of Fitchburg, Wisconsin is the Grand Prize winner of the "True Crime Guess the City and Win Marcus' Ride Sweepstakes." The 40 year old financial analyst won a brand new Chrysler 300 tricked out by Next Motorsports through a random drawing held on July 15.

'Dawn of War: Winter Assault' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault features a deeper single-player experience, a brand new fifth race – The Imperial Guard – and even more intense Dawn of War action. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault is based on the world of Warhammer 40,000 - the dark, futuristic, fantasy universe from Games Workshop.

'Elite Helisquad II' Now Known As 'Pacific Liberation Force' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Start assignments where and whenever you want: Rescue citizens, blow up structures, protect transportations and defeat military units such as tanks, helicopters and even bombers.

GameTap to Premiere 'Myst V: End of Ages' Making-of Documentary

by Judy on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turner Broadcasting System announced the development of a behind-the-scenes documentary for Ubisoft's Myst V: End of Ages. Consumers will receive a special offer for a GameTap subscription via coupons within copies of Myst V. The GameTap service will premiere a shorter, "broadband version" of the making-of documentary to coincide with the retail release of Myst V: End of Ages.

'Black & White 2' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 8:28 a.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.

'Guitar Hero' (PS2) to Strum Gibson Guitars

by Judy on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RedOctane has announced an exclusive deal with musical giant Gibson Guitar where several famous Gibson models will be featured in the new game Guitar Hero, the rock 'n roll guitar video game coming in the fall of 2005 to the PS2.

Namco Licenses Game Rights To 'Afro Samurai' Manga Series

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco and leading Japanese animation studio, GDH K.K. announced today that GDH has granted Namco the exclusive interactive entertainment rights to "Afro Samurai," the gritty manga series created by Takashi Okazaki. The agreement gives Namco rights to publish two different "Afro Samurai" video games over the next five years.

Midway Brings 'Earth 2160' To North America

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games today announced that it has secured the U.S. and Canadian publishing rights for Earth 2160, the highly-anticipated sequel in the top-selling and critically-acclaimed EARTH series of real-time strategy titles. The game is scheduled to be published in the U.S. and Canada this November for the PC.

'Omikron' Sequel Called 'Karma' And Uses AGEIA PhysX

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGEIA Technologies today announced that Quantic Dream is making maximum use of the AGEIA PhysX processor for its sequel to Omikron: The Nomad Soul. Quantic Dream has been integrating extensive physics functionality into KARMA using the AGEIA PhysX SDK.

'MotoGP 3: Ultimate Racing Technology' Races To Retail

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 8:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced the release of MotoGP 3: Ultimate Racing Technology for the Xbox and PC. The groundbreaking release doubles the size of any motorcycle racer to date, allowing fans to race through 16 street and city-based tracks in all-new Extreme Mode or experience adrenaline-packed Moto Grand Prix racing first-hand while navigating virtual replications of 17 real-life circuits.

'Panzer Elite Action' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Panzer Elite Action is a fast-paced WW2 action game that lets the player feel the power of 30 tons of steel armor around them and gives them the ability to command increasingly powerful tanks in a series of intense and dramatic battles.

'Bet on Soldier: Blood Sport' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Jesters announced today that its highly anticipated first person shooter, Bet on Soldier: Blood Sport has gone gold. The final version of the game has shipped today for mass production. The game will land on store shelves in the UK on September 23rd and in the United States on September 26th.

'Operation Flashpoint: Elite' (Xbox) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters announced today that The hugely anticipated Xbox edition of Operation Flashpoint, the most realistic and complex military combat simulator, will launch in November as Operation Flashpoint: Elite complete with online play over Xbox Live, Codemasters confirmed today.

PS2 Preview - 'Genji: Dawn of the Samurai'

by Agustin on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 2:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Genji is a beautifully cinematic, sword-wielding Samurai adventure based on the popular Japanese legend of the same name. Acting as the historic hero Genkuro Yoshitsune or his trusted companion Benkei, the warrior monk, you set out on a mission to release the oppressed from the evil forces of the warlord Kiyomori and restore the Genji dynasty to power.

'NBA Live 06' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready for NBA hoops like you've never seen it before: unprecedented player detail, seamless gameplay and full arenas packed with rabid 3-D fans. This is the next generation of NBA LIVE, and it's gonna knock your socks off. As the new line of hardware consoles begin to hit stores in Fall 2005, NBA LIVE will be there, opening up a whole new dimension for hoops fans everywhere.

'TOCA Race Driver 3' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The acclaimed TOCA series will return with every element of motorsport for real in TOCA Race Driver 3. Race drivers will be competing in a massive variety of the world's most aggressive motorsports, complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine rebuilt for a greater degree of simulation.

GBA Review - 'Sigma Star Saga'

by Katarani on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Taking place in the midst of a decades-long interplanetary struggle, Sigma Star Saga casts players as a human double agent deep in enemy territory on a mission to subvert the Krill armada from the inside. Featuring an engaging storyline of love, betrayal and revenge spanning the entire galaxy, Sigma Star Saga allows players to explore their surroundings and outfit their character, with powerful weaponry that will prove indispensable in their quest for victory.

New 'Deep Fried Entertainment' Developer Formed

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Former Electronic Arts Black Box developers Phil Weeks, Russell Rice, Steve Tolin, Ryan Bedard and Brian Tolin announced today the formation of Deep Fried Entertainment, Inc., a game development company that will focus on creating titles for the new generation of hand-held gaming platforms.

'Adrenalin' - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2005 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adrenalin is a game that successfully blends the genres of thrilling adrenalin-pumping racing and an economic management sim. The aim of a player is to not only become the fastest driver around, but to be a talented manager as well.