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'Hyperspace Invaders' - Screens & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 10:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hyperspace Invaders is a new arcade space shooter where hostile aliens pursue the human race across the galaxy to deliver a devastating final blow. To save mankind, you must navigate one of 12 ships across a scrolling 3D combat zone and unleash its guns upon an unrelenting stream of aggressors.

Various Game Trailers #599

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 8:02 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 :

  • Xbox 360 TGS 2005 Presentation
  • Gears of War [X360] - TGS 2005 Presentation
  • Black & White 2 - Creature Fight Trailer
  • Ghost in the Shell [PSP] - Trailer #2
  • Cold War [Xbox/PC] - Trailer #4
  • FIFA Manager 06 - Trailer
  • Indigo Prophecy [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Lucas Kane Chronicles #3


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

'Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 7:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Creature Conflict: The Clan Wars boasts an extensive single player campaign, where gamers get to chose which clan they are going to control and start the process of total domination – engaging in battles with the other clans and their leaders. This single/multiplayer demo features a tutorial and 2 planets, different than the first mp only demo released earlier this year (thanks Sven). Read more for download links...

'GripShift' (PSP) Speeds Into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 6:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment invites you to get behind the wheel of exciting stunt driving as GripShift arrives now in stores. Available for the PSP, GripShift is the first to combine high-flying stunt-driving and puzzle solving all to the beat of hip hop sounds from down under.

'Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 6:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code is the next game in the Untold Legends series following the top- selling Brotherhood of the Blade. The Warrior's Code is an entirely new RPG, as compared to its predecessor, with an evolutionary interactive combat engine, new 3D enhanced graphics, special effects and lighting.

Xbox Modder and Software Pirate Gets Jail Time

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 6:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today that a major retailer of pirated games and illegally modified Microsoft Xboxes in the Washington, DC area, has been sentenced to five months in prison with three years of supervised release, including five months of home confinement.

'Field Commander' (PSP) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 5:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Field Commander is the first military turn-based strategy game for PSP offering engaging, challenging skill based warfare in a realistic military setting.

Xbox 360 Tokyo Game Show 2005 LineUp - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 3:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Xbox 360 Tokyo Game Show 2005 LineUp :

(eM)-eNCHANT-arM (FromSoftware Inc.), CHROMEHOUNDS (Sega), Dynasty Warriors 5 Special (Koei Co. Ltd.), Everyparty (Microsoft Game Studios), Far East of Eden — Ziria (Hudson Soft) , FINAL FANTASY XI (Square Enix Co. Ltd.), Frame City Killer (Namco), KameoTM: Elements of Power (Microsoft Game Studios), Project Gotham Racing 3 (Microsoft Game Studios), Resident Evil 5 (Capcom), Ridge Racer 6 (Namco), Rumble Roses XX (Konami), Test Drive Unlimited (Atari Inc.), World Air Force (Taito Corp.), Wrestle Kingdom (Yuke's Co. Ltd.)

'ROSE Online' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gravity Interactive is rolling out ROSE Online, a deep impact game that allows players to inhabit the star system, wage interplanetary war and rule the galaxy.

'Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War' (PS2) Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Ace Combat series is not yet flying onto the nextgen consoles, as today Namco revealed that its next title in the flight sim franchise will be taking off on the PS2. Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War is situated 15 years before Ace Combat 5 and has you follow the adventures of Seifer and Bigsy, two mercenary ace pilots who have been called upon by the Ustio government to defend against enemy attacks. Much like AC5, team tactics are once again important, since you rely on your wingmans comments to successfully complete missions. ACZero will feature various new planes such as the F/A-18C, F-15C, J35J or the Typhoon. No release date has been announced, but more details will surely emerge once the TGS gets into full gear.

'Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 1:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is a detailed real-time strategy game that lets players completely command one of the four mightiest empires of the ancient world: Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Persia. Rise & Fall places players directly in the heart of combat as a heroic general fighting side-by-side with their troops as one of history's eight greatest heroes battling to bring victory to their nation on the battlefield.

'Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tony is back in a brand-new adventure with modern 3D-graphics. However, Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress is no sequel, but a prequel – it takes the player back into Tony’s youth, into the year 1953, when Tony was 13 years old. Read more to check out the new screens...

'True Crime: New York City' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

True Crime: New York City will follow another policeman through the meticulously re-created streets of a real-life metropolitan area. However, instead of the wisecracking LAPD detective Nick Kang, gamers will now play as Marcus Reed, a former gang member turned NYPD officer.

'Bone' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Long a popular independent comic, 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. Telltale has released a Bone demo allowing you to try out part of the game, if you want to continue, you can purchase an registration key to unlock the full game.

'Destinies' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Destinies is an upcoming sci-fi/fantasy adventure under development at Lanthra Productions & Team Destinies. Explore Anthranella IX, and its many exotic places. Join Marc on this epic quest for the truth and what lies just beyond.

'Starship Troopers' (ALL) Developer Diary #1 - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Strangelite Studio, 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! Strangelite studio head Doug Binks gives us some more behind the scenes info in this developer diary.

'Bionicle: Maze of Shadows' (GBA) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced that Bionicle: Maze of Shadows for the GBA is now available in retail outlets across North America. BIONICLE: Maze of Shadows is a RPG-light action adventure game based on the recent BIONICLE toy line, DVD and novel.

'Cold War' (Xbox/PC) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that the company’s highly anticipated stealth action game Cold War has gone gold in North America for Xbox. Cold War is scheduled for release on the PC and Xbox on September 27th, 2005.

'KumaWar' Launches I.E.D. Sweep Mission - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KumaWar, a free Virtual News experience which uses advanced video game technology to recreate real military events, has released its latest interactive episode, I.E.D. Sweep. The training mission puts players face-to-face with the deadly homemade bombs that have accounted for more than 90 percent of all U.S. casualties in Iraq.

'Serious Sam 2' (Xbox/PC) Weapons - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The series famous for relentless intensity is returning bigger, better looking and more frantic than ever before. Sam Stone is back to rescue the universe one bullet at a time against overwhelming hordes of time traveling enemies in Serious Sam 2. Built from the ground up with a completely new engine, Serious Sam 2 will be a shot of adrenaline to the hearts of first-person shooter fans across the world.

SEGA Partners With PGR Developer Bizarre Creations For NextGen Title

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced a partnership to create a next-generation franchise with PGR developer Bizarre Creations. The partnership adds more next-generation content to SEGA's expanding lineup of titles developed specifically for Western audiences.

'Arena Football 06' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strap on your helmets and get ready for a new brand of football, and make sure you're ready for a lot of fireworks, because this is non-stop high-scoring football at its finest. EA announced today that Arena Football, developed by EA Tiburon, will be available in stores on February 7, 2006, two weeks into the AFL's 20th season.

'TOCA Race Driver 3' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Damage System - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 9:09 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.

'Burnout Revenge' (PS2/Xbox) Crashes Into Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In addition to tricked out new race, crash and road rage modes, Burnout Revenge takes the series' blistering speed and spectacular destruction to dizzying new heights with an all-new Revenge mode, challenging gamers to battle the clock and unleash their frustrations on rush hour traffic.

'Keepsake' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Keepsake, Wicked Studios' upcoming adventure game, will immerse you into a journey beyond compare. Assisted by a dragon afraid of heights, Lydia takes on to explore the Dragonvale Academy's empty structures in search for her best friend Celeste.

Strategy First Signs 'S.C.S - Dangerous Waters'

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First and Sonalysts, Inc. are thrilled to announce the signing of the realistic naval simulation S.C.S - Dangerous Waters. This all encompassing naval simulator will be available at all major retail outlets before 2006.

'Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood builds upon the elements that have made Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30 a runaway success by adding new features and game modes. Featuring a new single-player narrative, new multiplayer missions, an all-new cooperative-style game mode, and new weapons and vehicles, Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood has now gone gold and is expected in stores October, 6th 2005.

Telltale Games Signs 'Sam & Max' License

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Finally! After many months of rumors and petitions, Sam & Max creator Steve Purcell, currrently working at Pixar, has come to an agreement with Telltale Games to work on the next Sam & Max title. After LucasArts cancelled Sam & Max: Freelance Police in 2004, the game has been in limbo, but the new agreement is not to continue where LucasArts left off, the new title will be a new product, with added content, and will be released in episodes, much like Telltale's current project Bone. More details to come in the near future ...

'Dead Rising' (X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 3:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising is survival horror game, in which you play Frank West, a grizzled freelance photographer who has made his way to an idyllic suburban town to get his hands on the scoop. To his surprise, he soon discovers that the town has been overrun with zombies. As he fights tooth and nail against hordes of gruesome zombies, Frank must discover the cause of the disturbing outbreak. Full of mystery and thrills, this title is sure to please.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 5' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 2:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Evolution Soccer 5, aka Winning Eleven 9, furthers the realism, on and off-the-ball movement and intuitive control, implementing a host of new gameplay features and aesthetic touches as he continues his quest to deliver the most realistic football title on any format. This Pro Evolution Soccer 5 demo features 4 playable sides: Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Valencia, but has no commentary/voice overs.

'Black & White 2' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 2:50 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.

'Blood Magic' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Blood Magic is an original 3rd person perspective RPG where the weapon of choice is magic. In this game, the player controls an Unlikely Hero in an ambitious search through many hostile environments looking for Modo, the ethereal being bent on destroying the world.

Xbox 360 Worldwide Launch Dates Confirmed

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

Microsoft today announced that Xbox 360 will arrive on store shelves Tuesday, 22nd November in North America, Friday, 2nd December in Europe, and Saturday, 10th December in Japan. This marks the first time that a game console will be launched in three territories in the same time frame. Microsoft also revealed its TGS 2005 title lineup...

'Marvel Nemesis: Rise Of The Imperfects' (ALL) - 11 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pit the most legendary Marvel characters against The Imperfects, a group of Super Heroes created collaboratively by Marvel, EA, and top comic book industry talent, in all-out duels to determine who among them is the most powerful of all.

Game Retailers Ask Governor Schwarzenegger to Veto Violent Video Game Bill

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The trade association representing the industry's leading retailers of computer and video games, the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA) requested that California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger veto Assembly Bill 1179, which would criminalize the sale of video games that depict certain types of violence. The controversial bill was passed by the California State Legislature and the governor now has thirty days to either sign it in to law or veto.

PS2 Preview - 'Jak X: Combat Racing'

by Thomas Leaf on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Jak X: Combat Racing, created exclusively for the PS2 by Naughty Dog, introduces head-to-head car combat and incorporating both multiplayer and online functionality to deliver a refreshingly new experience to fans of both the Jak and Daxter series and car combat gameplay.

PC Review - 'The Bard's Tale'

by Dan Barrow on Sept. 15, 2005 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Bard's Tale combines the development team's collective knowledge of compelling RPG gameplay with brilliant graphics and major motion picture quality story and dialogue. Unlike most RPG games produced today, The Bard's Tale will eschew genre clich├ęs in favor of intelligent humor for an original and truly entertaining experience.