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'Need for Speed Most Wanted' (ALL) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 5:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Most Wanted delivers a unique, fast-paced and gripping ride in the racing genre as players build up their Rap Sheet and street cred to move their way up the Black List to become the most wanted racer on the streets. Ea confirmed today that Need for Speed Most Wanted will ship on all platforms (GBA/PSP/NDS/NGC/PS2/Xbox) on November 15th, although the Xbox 360 edition's release date is still being kept in the dark, but since it has been declared a launch title, it should arrive around the same time.

Various Game Trailers #588

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 5:00 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 :

  • Dig Dug Striker [NDS] - Trailer
  • Urban Reign [PS2] - Japan Trailer
  • Myst V: End of Ages - Trailer #5
  • The Movies - Trailer #7
  • World War II Combat: Road to Berlin - Trailer
  • TY the Tasmanian Tiger: Night of the Quinkan - Trailer #4


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

'Gene Troopers' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 4:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gene Troopers you are in the heart of a unique, vibrant and living universe. Explore amazing new worlds, develop your character into a stealth or battle professional, control supernatural powers, make friends with powerful characters and lead them into battle against the forces of evil. Experience a captivating sci-fi story, high-paced action and thrilling game play in a setting never seen before.

EA Executives Resign While Others Get Promoted

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Electronic Arts announced that its Studio President Don Mattrick and Executive Vice President Bruce McMillan resign, which are followed by executive changes to occupy the open positions, promotions abound. Read more for details ...

'Panzer Elite Action' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 52 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 4:02 p.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.

'EverQuest II' Players Donate To Hurricane Victims

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Online announced today that it has added a /donate command to EverQuest II, where player can just type in /donate to be taken to the American Red Cross' Hurricane 2005 relief page. Gamers in the affected areas will get their billing suspended and items & structures preserved. For those members of SOE Communities in other games, you can contribute using this American Red Cross link.

'Rebelstar: Tactical Command' (GBA) Official Website Launched

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

Namco today announced that the official web site for their upcoming turn based strategy game for the GBA, Rebelstar: Tactical Command is now live. The official destination for Rebelstar: Tactical Command on the web, the site features original concept art and screenshots from the game, bios on the game's main characters and official forums where visitors can discuss their favorite strategies with fellow fans.

'Burnout Revenge' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Built for unprecedented destruction, Burnout Revenge challenges gamers to exact their revenge on rush hour traffic, vindictive rival racers and anything else that gets between them and the finish line.

'F.E.A.R. Director’s Edition' Officially Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed a couple weeks ago, but immediately removed, Vivendi today officially announced that Sierra's F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon) will be released in a Director’s Edition DVD format, which will include exclusive content, including a Making of F.E.A.R. documentary, a developer’s roundtable commentary video, live action declassified interviews with Alma, and an exclusive F.E.A.R. machinima episode from Rooster Teeth Productions of Red vs. Blue fame.

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

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 1:22 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. Check the Q&A with police advisor Bill Clark on the official website or read more for some new screens ...

Federal Appeals Court Rules In The Blizzard v. BnetD Case

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Back in June we reported that the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals would hear oral arguments in the Blizzard v. BnetD case, and now the verdict is in. In a 3-0 decision, the court upheld a trial judge's ruling from October, concluding the programmers' circumvention in this case constitutes infringement. The defendants in the case reverse-engineered the Blizzard protocol using tools to listen to the software's communications with a game server, and circumvent Blizzard's, amongst other things, anti-piracy server Battle.net. Read more over at CNET..

'Wildlife Park 2' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wildlife Park 2 builds on the foundations of the original game, and adds a whole new level of organic simulation, making your livestock even more life like. Add in realistic weather conditions, botanical gardens and a highly advanced strategic and business simulation engine and you have the ultimate Wildlife Park tycoon game.

'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) Reaps Aurora Awards

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Character animation studio Brain Zoo Studios and game developer High Moon Studios announced the receipt of two platinum Aurora Awards for its FPS Darkwatch. The trailer, a collaborative effort between High Moon and Brain Zoo, was recognized for "Best of Show: Use of Animation" and "Best of Show: Entertainment."

'Neuro Hunter' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neuro Hunter is a cyberprunk action/role playing game with a versatile story which does not get boring. This story consists of 36 main and 6 side quests, and you will have the possibility to construct new objects from collected items as well as cyberbattles in the matrix - a kind of "game in the game".

'Xenosaga II' (PS2) Finally Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEE and Namco are pleased to announce the autumn release of the PS2 exclusive Xenosaga Episode II: Jenseits von Gut und Böse. In Xenosaga EPISODE II, thousands of years into a war-torn future, humanity has advanced to such a degree that its substantial resources of weapons and technology distort the boundaries of human limits. In this sequel, contend for control over the original Zohar to unravel its mystery and defeat the threat of the Gnosis.

'Shrek SuperSlam' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrek SuperSlam pits the characters from the Shrek franchise against each other in the only game that combines the twisted humor and pop culture parodies of the Shrek universe with the fast-paced action of a melee fighting game.

'Codename: Panzers' - Win64 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codename: Panzers thrusts players into the high-powered battles of World War II offering real-time combat rampages with awesome 3D graphics. CDV has released a patch addressing problems people experienced when running Codename: Panzers Phase One on Windows 64bit systems. Read more for download links ...

'Heart of Empire: Rome' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heart of Empire: Rome leads the player through 14 huge missions as they actually build & control ancient Rome in glorious real-time 3D. From simple beginnings, they must quickly build housing for their growing population; start to meet their increasing desires for food, goods and entertainment.

Make Your Own First Person Shooter With 'FPS Creator'

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thousands of computer fans dream of making and selling their own games but lack the know-how to actually do it. Now there's a revolutionary new way to turn those dreams into reality with a PC games creation package that not only cuts out the need for programming knowledge but also gives you free licence to profit from selling your games.

'Shadowgrounds' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An adrenaline-pumping action game developed in the Finnish woods in secrecy for almost two years, Shadowgrounds strikes from the darkness with a flash of light in 2005. The game features upgradeable weapons, lighting based gameplay and an epic storyline with strong characters.

'The X Factor Sing' (PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The X Factor Sing, developed by Milestone, gives players a chance to put their talents to the test before two of the show's infamous judges, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh, for a fun and exciting experience which can be enjoyed solo or with family and friends, and experience the show that has captivated the British nation.

'L.A. Rush' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

L.A. Rush recreates a living, breathing go anywhere Los Angeles with highly destructible environments, players will be able to explore Los Angeles by day or by night from Compton, to LAX, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, and the beaches of Santa Monica.

'Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the storyline of Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None follows 10 strangers who are invited to a lavish island only to be accused of murder, players assume the role of a new 11th character, Patrick Narracott the boatman who takes guests to the island. The player must reveal the killer before becoming a victim.

'Ninja Gaiden Black' (Xbox) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo announced today that an exclusive, retro-style Ninja Gaiden(R) T-shirt is now available as a pre-order incentive when Ninja Gaiden fans pre-order Ninja Gaiden Black, at Tecmo's online store. The custom-designed t-shirt is a must-have collectible for any Ninja Gaiden fan as its design showcases the original "Five Ninja Fighting Techniques" that were shown in the original arcade version of Ninja Gaiden.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin. Oblivion is another leap forward in role-playing with its combination of freeform gameplay and cutting-edge graphics.

'F.E.A.R.' - 13 New Screens

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

An unidentified paramilitary force infiltrates a multi-billion dollar aerospace compound, the government responds by sending in Special Forces, but loses contact as an eerie signal interrupts radio communications. When the interference subsides moments later, the team has been literally torn apart. Your mission is simple: Eliminate the intruders at any cost. Determine the origin of the signal. And contain this crisis before it spirals out of control.

PC Review - 'Codename: Panzers, Phase Two'

by David Wanaselja on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 12:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Codename: Panzers, Phase Two will bring armchair generals to the war-torn battlefields of Africa, Southern Europe and the Balkans where they will fight as the Anglo-American Allies, the German-Italian Axis or the Yugoslavian resistance. A complement of heroes, both new and familiar, will be the players' alter egos in dozens of new missions as they attempt to lead their troops to victory.

'Blitzkrieg II' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 2, 2005 @ 12:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitzkrieg II sports a completely new engine taking 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. This singleplayer demo features one mission playable as either the German, U.S. or Russian sides in the game.