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'Project Xenoclone' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 11:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Project Xenoclone your mission is to guide Julia, a young doctor, and David, a security officer, through the dark corridors of a story where secrecy, treason and innocence will open the doors to a reality so horrible as it is merciless. Their lives rest in your hands. Will you be capable of taking that responsibility? Are you brave enough to find the truth? (thanks Blues)

Various Game Trailers #586

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 4:55 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 :

  • Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi [PS2] - Japan Trailer #3
  • Everquest II: Desert of Flames - Trailer
  • Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes [Xbox] - Trailerpack
  • Spartan: Total Warrior - Trailers (2)
  • Sword of the Stars - Trailer
  • Tomb Raider: Legend [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Africa Trailer #2


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

'Total Overdose' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 4:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Total Overdose is an over-the-top, adrenalin-fuelled, free-style action, 3rd person cinematic adventure with a strong whiff of tequila. Crash cars, steal hats, shoot bad guys with style, jump bikes, fight in the street, meet girls, shoot more bad guys, find your fathers killer, hot-wire tractors, eat Burritos, catch planes, drink tequila; the Mexican heat can make people do the strangest things.

'Ankh' - 4 New Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ankh is a point and click adventure game in development over at German Deck 13. You play as Assil, a young Egyptian man in trouble, making his way through treacherous Cairo, avoiding evil Pharaohs, crocodiles and assassins, to lift his own death curse.

'Bone' - 33 New Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 4:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Long a popular independent comic, the award winning Bone was described by Publishers Weekly as "Charming, character driven fantasy with an elegant design and masterful storytelling." And now Telltale, a company that takes you to the worlds where characters like Bone play and invites you to play with them, will be creating new episodes for PC gaming.

'80 Days' - 8 New Screens

by Judy on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 4:14 p.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?

'Ultimate Spider-Man' (ALL) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 3:42 p.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.

'Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 2:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Brainbox Games and using the Unreal Engine, Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green is a FPS featuring zombies, frightening effects, and key environments seen in George A. Romero's Land of the Dead horror film.

'Extreme Ghouls 'n Ghosts' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest Famitsu issue has word that Capcom is working on an all new Ghouls'N Ghosts title for the PSP. After its disappointing run on the PS2, the developers are turning their back on the 3d version and going for a retro 2D look, where the franchise has all its success. Extreme Ghouls 'n Ghosts will not be a port, but an all new, original, product. No release date has been announced.

'Romancing SaGa' (PS2) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced today that its PS2 exclusive Romancing SaGa will ship to retailers on October 11, 2005. Romancing SaGa, the latest in the legendary SaGa series, introduces a host of all-new game play elements and the most expansive story yet.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 1:33 p.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.

'Dance Factory' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters today announces the development of Dance Factory, a major mass-market PS2 exclusive that heralds a next generation in the dance mat game genre. Get ready to groove it to any tune you want because the global dance video game phenomena is about to undergo a revolution.

'Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure combines combat, action, adventure and stealth, using a thrilling graffiti-driven framework to tell its story of self-expression and the fight for creative freedom. A thug, an outcast, a rebel...the lead character, Trane, is all of these in Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure.

'SWAT 4' Expansion Pack Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A community post in the VUG forums reveals that Irrational (although its Australia division, not Boston as the original) is working on an expansion pack for SWAT 4. The yet untitled addon will feature seven new maps, missions (one in a warehouse with lots of sniper hideouts while you rescue people from an office bombing), new pistols and machine gune, but also long-range grenade launcher, sniper rifles (previously only for the squads' designated sharpshooter), night vision goggles, glow in the dark sticks, and 10-player coop. The expansion is scheduled for February 2006 (thanks 10-David). Official announcement expected soon ...

'Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never Ending Tomorrow' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 12:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Mobile Suit Gundam SEED: Never Ending Tomorrow, players delve into a future world in which humanity is divided into two warring factions, the genetically altered Coordinators, and unmodified Naturals.

EA Teaches Students How To Get Into the Video Game Music Industry

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts and the GRAMMY Foundation today announced GRAMMY Pro Session: Video Game Music And Sound Design. The GRAMMY Foundation's Pro Session series gives students an insider's view into careers in the music industry.

'Red Shark 2' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

G5 Software and publisher IDDK are plugging away on the helicopter arcade title "Red Shark 2" - a sequel to the thrilling forerunner "Red Shark". The game is going to be a worthy successor of the first part's traditions and proceed with the idea of time correction.

EA Taking Action Against 'Battlefield 2' Stats Cheaters

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BFNation is reporting that EA will be taking steps against groups renting Ranked servers for the sole purpose of 'padding' their stats, and that such behaviour will not be tolerated. Stats will be stripped from usrs, but also their clan members if they seem to have anomalous stats. Hosting partners will be asked to move the clan to a non-ranked server and not be allowed to lease another Ranked Server from said partner. If they switch to another hosting partner the server's IP itself will get blacklisted from the validated list.

'Cold War' (Xbox/PC) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cold War follows the story of Matt Carter a freelance journalist who finds himself in the midst of an international conspiracy that aims to control the U.S.S.R. Using only recovered weapons and improvised gadgets, he must now evade or overcome elite Soviet forces and defeat the conspiracy before he is sent to a Siberian prison camp or killed.

'Blitzkrieg II' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitzkrieg II is created with a new focus on fast-paced gameplay, a strategic layer and new tactical opportunities. A completely new engine takes WWII into full 3D where players can command famous aces and units, strategically plan battles in multiple theatres, choose their reinforcements and use a wide range of new unit types such as aircraft and ships.

'Harvest Moon: More Friends Of Mineral Town' (GBA) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rising Star Games has announced that it will be bringing the latest game from the Harvest Moon series, Harvest Moon: More Friends Of Mineral Town, to the Gameboy Advance this Autumn.

'Savage 2: A Tortured Soul' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S2 Games today announced Savage 2: A Tortured Soul, featuring the same style of beautiful, expansive environments that truly immersed players in the critically acclaimed original; however, an entirely enhanced combat system, animation features, and gameplay elements will catapult Savage 2 light years beyond its prequel.

'Crash Tag Team Racing' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crash Tag Team Racing players will be able to fuse two cars together on the fly to form a super vehicle outfitted with a turret gun with the all-new "clashing" technology. Players can continue their adventures on foot with out-of-car action, allowing them to traverse an amusement park-like world where they can interact with other characters, collect items and complete mini-missions.

'L.A. Rush' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers can now fuel their racing fever by pre-ordering L.A. Rush to receive Midway Arcade Treasures 3, containing the Arcade Classic Rush and seven more 3-D racing classics, for free. L.A. RUSH features an in-depth story mode, intense head-to-head racing, an exclusive soundtrack, and open word racing where players can race, roam and run over 350 miles of drivable in their pimped out whips, customized by the renowned crew at West Coast Customs.

'Lunar Genesis' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rising Star Games has announced that the next iteration in the Lunar series of RPGs will be coming to the Nintendo DS. Lunar Genesis will feature several innovations making the most of the unique features of the Nintendo DS and includes a brand new multiplayer battle mode.

'City of Heroes' Issue #5: Forest of Dread Goes Live

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft announces that the latest Issue #5: Forest of Dread update has gone live, and is available at no extra cost for existing subscribers to download right now. Issue #5 features a thrilling new Zone for heroes to explore – the mystical Croatoa, which is populated by monstrous new villains such as the giant Fir Bolg and the legendary Tuatha de Dannan. A new epic Task Force is also available in Croatoa for heroes to complete.

Share Your 'The Movies' Creations With The Community

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lionhead Studios and Activision announced today The Movies Online, a community website where aspiring moviemakers can upload and share their motion pictures created with The Movies on the internet! Located at www.themoviesgame.com, the site will launch a virtual film festival for aspiring film-makers when the game ships this fall.

'NIBIRU: Age of Secrets' Reveals Itself In Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Adventure Company today announced NIBIRU: Age of Secrets for PC has shipped to retailers across Canada and the U.S.

'FIFA 06' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA 06 returns to field with more teams, better graphics, and improved gameplay. Utilize improved formations to create the perfect attack with the world's greatest players. EA has released a multi- demo allowing you to play a game between either Manchester United, AC Milan, PSG, Barcelona or Bayern Munich, in Millennium and Azteca stadiums.

'Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion' - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Barbarian Invasion starts just after the last Emperor of a unified Rome has died. Romulus Augustulus successors in Rome and Constantinople are now uneasy allies and rivals for power. The ‘barbarians’ are massing along the borders, and in some cases are living inside what used to be Roman territory. There are many, many challenges for a Roman to face - and some may be almost unbeatable.

'Pilot Academy' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pilot Academy is an extension of the hugely-successful Japanese flight sim series 'Pilot Ni Narou!' – directly translated as "Let's Become A Pilot!" – which first appeared in 1998 and has been released on both PSOne and PS2. The game will offer both civilian and military flight simulation, with both single-player missions and challenges and multi-player aerial combat.

'SSX On Tour' (PSP/NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SSX On Tour features all-new player customization that gives you the chance to join The Tour. SSX On Tour is packed with all-new highly detailed tracks, new stylish player customization options, new monster tricks, and multiplayer options. Check our Mario & co ...

Valve Endorses Visual C++ 2005 For 'Half-Life 2' Modding

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At Microsoft Tech-Ed Australia, Valve has named the upcoming Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition as the preferred development environment for hobbyist Windows developers creating modifications for Source, the engine on which Half-Life 2 is built. In addition, during Tech-Ed Australia, attendees will get to hear how Team Dystopia created its modification for Half-Life 2 with Visual C++.

'Grand Raid Offroad' (Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep in the wildest outback the best rally pilots compete on some of the most beautiful and longest tracks of the world. Races are dangerous: arriving in one piece at the end of a stage is already a victory... Choose from 30 vehicles the one that you consider to suit best to conquer the vast wilderness. And attention, with Grand Raid Offroad you will definetly be facing vastness.

'NHL 2K6' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - 13 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 2K6 continues its legacy with more control, more emotion and more detail than ever before. Puck fans take command of tape-to-tape passing, behind-the-net plays and precision give-and-go attacks. Players dominate the ice with NHL caliber goaltending, skating, checking and puck handling with the deeply enhanced animation system. Featuring all-new presentation elements, commentary and cut-scenes, NHL 2K6 is the ultimate hockey experience.

PC Preview - 'Legion Arena'

by Dan Barrow on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Legion Arena is an online RPSG or Role Playing Strategy Game, and blends core gameplay elements from the RTS & RPG genres. Set in ancient Rome, Legion Arena puts the player in charge of their own army, which they must develop, nurture and train, transforming a bunch of peasants into a fearsome fighting force.

PS2 Review - 'Darkwatch'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 31, 2005 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Darkwatch is a cinematic 1st person shooter with an original premise that blends Vampire-Horror and Western genres. They grind their enemies for fuel, fashion their skin into protective cloaks and create weapons designed to exterminate en masse, and they are the good guys.