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'Buzz!: The Music Quiz' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buzz brings the music game-show to your living room, testing your music trivia and buzzer skills. Included with the game are a set of four bespoke buzzers which lets four people play right away, and provides an interface that even a techno-zero would understand.

'Bet On Soldier' - Singleplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 6:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter with a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, where you bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. As promised Kylotonn has released the singleplayer demo, featuring a tutorial mission, Patrol, and Cargo Bay where you have to defeat various exoskeletons and 2 Bet on Soldier encounters. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers #587

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 5:40 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 :

  • Dark Messiah of Might and Magic - GC 2005 Trailer
  • Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood - Trailer #3
  • Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire - Trailer #2
  • The Sims 2: Nightlife - Trailer #8
  • Rainbow Six 4: Lockdown - Trailer
  • Squad Assault: Second Wave - Trailer
  • X-Men Legends II - Powers Trailer


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

'Tecmo Classic Arcade' (Xbox) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 5:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo announced today that Tecmo Classic Arcade for the Xbox, featuring everyone’s favorite classic football game, Tecmo Bowl, along with a long list of Tecmo’s best arcade titles from back in the day including Rygar, Solomon’s Key, Bomb Jack, Tecmo Cup, and more, will ship to stores nationwide on September 13, 2005.

'18 Wheels of Steel: Convoy' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heed the call of the open road, throw the gears in motion and take off in a tractor trailer. Be your own boss behind the wheel of your big rig. Meet many trucks on the road to form long convoys on your way to fame and fortune! Valusoft has released a try and buy demo, allowing you to check out the game for 60 minutes, after which you can purchase a license key if you wish to truck on (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 4:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The sequel to last year's top-selling Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors for GBA, Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2 is the first game from the franchise to be released for Nintendo's new handheld video game system and takes the interactive Dragon Ball fighting experience to new heights of handheld gameplay.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - 10 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 4:05 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.

'The Warriors' (PS2/Xbox) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 1:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games proudly presents The Warriors for the PS2 and Xbox based on the 1979 Paramount Pictures cult classic movie. Developed by Rockstar Toronto, The Warriors expands the stylized cinematic journey of the film into a gritty interactive experience set in 1970s.

'Starship Troopers' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game is based on the Starship Troopers movie in which you will take the role of an elite 'special forces' trooper in the Mobile Infantry spearheading the assault against thousands of intelligent enemy bugs, emulating the best scenes from the movie and a whole lot more! In this demo you must defend Outpost 29 from a swarm of bugs, while also venturing out to a crash site to help restore power (thanks GameSpot). Read more for download links ...

'Nintendogs' (NDS) Sells 250,000 Units in First Week

by Judy on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo announced on Thursday its new puppy training game Nintendogs sold 250,000 units in its first week, making it the hottest-selling title in the United States.

'Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows' (PS2/Xbox) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 12:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows is the fusion of fantasy fighting action with the strategy of user-friendly RPG elements , providing gamers a deep, engaging gameplay experience complete with solo play, co-op and an online community. The Warrior, Valkyrie, Wizard and Elf return, united on a quest of revenge and redemtion. Midway has launched the official Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows website, where you can check out the latest game information, assets, as well as exclusive content.

'Winning Eleven 9' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Winning Eleven 9 shoots and scores with the renowned on-the-money controls that create the most authentic soccer experience in gaming history. Featuring real players, a large variety of licensed teams, photo-realistic graphics, and a huge variety of stadiums, gamers will be able to re-create the same excitement that surrounds the world's most popular sport.

AGEIA Acquires Meqon Physics Engine

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hardware-accelerated physics pioneer AGEIA Technologies today announced that it has acquired Meqon Research AB, a physics development company based in Sweden. Known for its forward-looking features and multi-platform support, Meqon recently earned international acclaim in the games world for its physics technology incorporated in 3D Realms’ Duke Nukem Forever and Saber Interactive’s TimeShift.

'Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks' (PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks is an Action/Adventure title driven by both intense single and multi-player action. Similar to the recently released Mortal Kombat: Deception, background interactions (i.e., acid pits, living trees, spiked ceilings, etc.), multiple new fatalities, and action-based puzzles will also play an important role in the player’s quest for an “outstanding” victory.

'Inuyasha: Feudal Combat' (PS2) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai today announced that Inuyasha: Feudal Combat for the PS2 is now available in retail stores. Based on the top-rated TV series from VIZ Media on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, Inuyasha: Feudal Combat allows gamers to play as their favorite characters as they face their foes in colorful arenas adapted directly from the popular show.

'Halo Triple Pack' (Xbox) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios announced today the "Halo" Triple Pack, a compilation that combines Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 and the Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack into one impressive package. With an MSRP of $59.99, the Halo Triple Pack allows new gamers to experience the thrills and excitement of the Halo franchise at an attractive price point.

'NASCAR 06: Total Team Control' (PS2/Xbox) Screeches Into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that the latest version of its NASCAR videogame franchise, NASCAR 06: Total Team Control, has shipped and is available at retail stores. With new squad-based racing controls, players can communicate with teammates through the crew chief and spotter, working together to bring home top 5 finishes for the whole team.

'LMA Manager 2006' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LMA Manager 2006 is a thorough evolution for the genre-leading series. Utilising a new game and database engine, a Transfer Market system with greater depth enabling more complex contract negotiations, and a detailed 3D match section, it's set to be the most powerful edition in the series.

Reakktor Working On Free 'Neocron Evolution 2.1' Upgrade

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neocron developer Reakktor.com announced today that it is developing a free upgrade for its futuristic cyberpunk MMORPG Neocron 2. The upgrade called Neocron Evolution 2.1 will contain a sizeable graphics package updating i.e. the complete vegetation of the game world and weapon models. There will also be major changes to the game engine, with improvements to areas like shadows, physics and collisions. The upgrade will be released in quarter 4 2005.

'Painkiller: Hell Wars' (Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Painkiller is a first-person horror shooter, designed to satisfy the gamer's hunger for intense, fast-paced action. You are Painkiller, a mercenary for hire, charged with cleaning out nests of the undead. But an unholy pact with a demon unknowingly puts you square in the middle of a fight for control of the underworld... with the future of humanity hanging in the balance.

'SoulCalibur III' (PS2) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today a retail pre-order program for its upcoming fighting game, SoulCalibur III. Starting this month, consumers in the United States and Canada can pay $5 at Electronics Boutique, GameStop and GameCrazy stores to pre-order SoulCalibur III and receive a custom t-shirt when they pick up the game. Each retailer will have its own exclusive shirt design, featuring artwork of new and classic characters.

'Squad Assault: Second Wave' Charges Into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment and co-publisher Merscom today announced that Squad Assault: Second Wave for North American release has begun shipping to retail stores across the U.S. and Canada. A 3D real-time strategy game with multi-player, "Squad Assault: Second Wave" immerses players in a realistic, riveting recreation of World War II tactical combat.

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 2:09 a.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.

'Total Club Manager 2006' Now Known As 'FIFA Manager 06' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced a new look, feel and name for its Total Club Manager franchise. The game boasts an improved user-friendly interface and more than 2,000 clubs and over 20,000 players, providing football fans with the most complete, up-to-date and authentic football manager experience on PC.

'Refuse. Home, Sweep Home!' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Refuse. Home, Sweep Home! is the story about a confrontation between two groups of the toy soldiers. The genre of the game is third-person tactical shooter. The game is distinguished by the interactive 3D environment, original and brand new types of weapon, and the major feature like unusual setting: a gamer falls into small world of toys, and see all things by the "toy-eye".

PSP Finally Launched In Europe

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today launched its eagerly anticipated PSP across the European market and throughout Australia and New Zealand. Up to 30 PSP game titles and 30 movies at launch, 60 games and 100 movies by Christmas!

'Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species' Developer Diary #2

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Tycoon 2 gives you the chance to build the ultimate zoo and enjoy it firsthand. You can explore your 3D zoo world as a zoo guest or even care for your animals as a zookeeper. The Endangered Species expansion pack will give you even more to love about Zoo Tycoon 2! This developer diary is a Q&A with Blue Fang's lead desgner Linda Currie, talking about elevated paths in Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species.

'Spartan: Total Warrior' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Developer Q&A

by Matt Mefford on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Spartan: Total Warrior puts the player in control of a heroic warrior, engulfing the player into the midst of titanic clashes between mighty armies, blending mythical beasts and legendary monsters into the fray. Brutal combat meets epic warfare on the battlefields of the ancient world as you fight for your life, your freedom and your honor. Creative Assembly's Sophie Blakemore answers our questions ..

PC Preview - 'Cold War'

by Gordy Wheeler on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Kao Challengers' (PSP) Game Details

by Rainier on Sept. 1, 2005 @ 12:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kao Challengers, developed by Tate Interactive, is a witty and fast moving combination of action and platforming starring Kao the yellow kangaroo in his latest video game incarnation.