'Total Overdose' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 11:59 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. Eidos has released a demo for Deadline Games' action game, allowing you to try out the "Smash the Stash" map. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers #602

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 11:53 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 :

  • Manhattan Chase - Trailer #2
  • Myst V: End of Ages - Launch Trailer
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 - Trailer #4
  • Dawn of War: Winter Assault - Trailer #5
  • The Getaway 3 [PS3] - TGS 05 Trailer
  • Project Assasins [PS3] - TGS 05 Trailer


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

'S.L.A.I.' (PS2) Busts Into Retail Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 8:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today announced it has shipped S.L.A.I. (Steel Lancer Arena International),the first online mech combat game for the PS2, to retail stores nationwide. Providing a fast-paced, arcade style experience, S.L.A.I. allows players to quickly master the basics of mech fighting while also offering in-depth strategy for more advanced gamers.

Emotional Impact Of Games, Can Video Games Make You Cry?

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 6:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

More than two thirds of all video gamers feel that video games already surpass, or will soon at least equal movies, music and books in delivering an emotional impact, according to a study released today by Bowen Research, a firm that studies consumer attitudes and behavior regarding high tech products, consumer electronics, software and web sites.

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) - 7 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.

'Legend of Kay' (PS2) Jumps Into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 4:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the release of Legend of Kay for the PS2. Legend of Kay is a spirited action adventure game starring a courageous feline hero named Kay on a challenging quest to save his village from a menacing army of gorillas and rats.

'Ratchet: Deadlocked' (PS2) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ratchet: Deadlocked, created exclusively for the PS2 by Insomniac Games, incorporates co-op gameplay in both single-player and multiplayer story modes -- as well as squad-based functionality. Read more for new screens ..

'Myst V: End of Ages' Concludes In Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today proudly announces that Myst V: End of Ages, the grand finale of the greatest adventure game of all time, has released and will be arriving in U.S. stores this week.

Microsoft Reorganizes To Better Compete With Rivals

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Corp. is reorganizing its corporate structure and giving one of its newest executives broader powers in an effort to better compete against its rivals, such Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc, but also to reduce bureaucracy, which has lead to communication problems and product delays.

'Samurai Champloo' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 2:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai Games today announced Samurai Champloo for the PS2. Based on the hit television series running on Cartoon Network’s adult swim block, Samurai Champloo introduces a truly innovative fighting system that unleashes samurai hack-and-slash combos hinged on the hip hop soundtrack of the gamers’ choosing.

'Blitzkrieg II' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 2:49 p.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.

John Romero Resurfaces .. Again

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 2:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Famed developer John Romero sort of vanished the past few month after his quiet departure from Midway, where he was working on Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows. Not until several weeks after the fact did it become known that he had left, and hasn't been heard from since. Today Romero posted a small update in his personal blog, stating that he is "co-founder of a new game company in the bay area and am much better off in many ways than I was at Midway." No name for the new development studio was given, nor for the new project that Romero is working on, except "When news of my new game somehow gets out, I think everyone will be a bit shocked." To be continued ...

'Indigo Prophecy' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced that its suspense-filled adventure game Indigo Prophecy has shipped to retailers nationwide. Indigo Prophecy tells the story of a man whose destiny is irrevocably altered when he unwillingly commits a brutal murder. Through the use of branching storylines and multiple character perspectives, players embark on an immersive adventure on par with a Hollywood thriller.

'WRC: Rally Evolution' (PS2) - 45 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interactive events that affect game play: Unpredictability is the name of the game as you race across the world's most challenging terrains without knowing what's around the corner...a crash, a flood, a forest fire, tumbling mountain rocks...who knows? The 'events' change every time you play so get prepared to expect the unexpected just like the professionals...

'Genji: Dawn of the Samurai' (PS2) Slices Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the release of its PS2 exclusive Genji: Dawn of the Samurai. Genji: Dawn of the Samurai is an intense 3D single-player samurai swordfighting action-adventure game set upon twelfth century feudal Japan. A dramatic samurai plot fused with mythology, Genji: Dawn of the Samurai delivers a story of two noble warriors engaged in a crusade against mythical forces controlling Japan.

'Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The story of GTA: Liberty City Stories takes place 3 years before the events of Grand Theft Auto 3 and we find that our main character Toni Cipriani has returned from laying low for the past 4 years after taking out a rival mob boss for the Leone crime family. Having welcomed him back with open arms, the Don Salvatore Leone is putting Toni to back work under the watchful eye of Vincenzo Cilli, one of his most trusted capo’s.

'We Love Katamari' (PS2) Rolls into Stores

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

Namco today announced that We Love Katamari has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America. This next installment Katamari Damacy continues the saga of the King of All Cosmos and his son, the Prince, with all-new gameplay objectives in amazing new locales around the world as well as original cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes.

'Jacked' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xplosiv announced today the signing of Jacked, a high speed, street bike race game, with a difference! Previously known as Torque, Jacked was initially signed by JoWood. Forget everything you thought you knew about motorbike racing games because Jacked revs up your adrenaline to 100% and delivers a powerful racing game with a punch.

'Fable: The Lost Chapters' Has Been Found In Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command your fate and embark on a journey to the wondrous land of Albion in Fable: The Lost Chapters for Windows, now shipping to stores! Lionhead Studios' fantasy RPG takes players on a wild adventure filled with ferocious monsters, dazzling magic and captivating lore, where every action has a consequence and a lone individual will determine the future of Albion!

'Age of Angels' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Angels is a story about the fight for one of the many Worlds. You are the Metathron, the First Angel, messenger of Gods. The world, in which you were sent, swarms with hostile forces. Using the magical power you should clear the World and decide who will rule it.

'Serious Sam 2' (Xbox/PC) Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this week rumors went wild that 2K Games informed us that the eagerly anticipated Serious Sam 2 demo will be released tomorrow morning at 10AM EDT (7am PST). The single/multiplayer demo will feature the complete Seriousopolis Uptown level, playable over LAN and co-op with up to four people, all weapons included and will also have one of the vehicles. Of course we will have the demo available on our fileserver network at the aforementioned time.

'Hellgate: London' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flagship Studios' Hellgate: London is an RPG set in the immersive first-person perspective. With a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, Hellgate: London introduces a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive.

'Gretzky NHL '06' (PS2) Passes To Puck At Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced today the launch of its PS2 exclusive Gretzky NHL '06, incorporating the new NHL rules, presents the all-new Wayne vs. Wayne Mode, fully playable AHL teams with almost 600 exclusively licensed AHL players, enhancements to team AI, and other new gameplay features to create the perfect blend of authentic hockey and arcade-style gameplay.

'Hot Wheels' Double Pack (GBA) Races To Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today released a new GBA Double Pack, featuring two previously released, top-selling titles, Hot Wheels World Race and Hot Wheels Velocity X. The Hot Wheels dual pack is now available for $19.99 at retail outlets throughout North America, offering consumers a great entertainment value.

'Marvel Nemesis: Rise Of The Imperfects' (ALL) Emerges In Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that Marvel Nemesis: Rise of The Imperfects has shipped to retail outlets nationwide. Take control of more than 17 fighters including popular Super Heroes from the Marvel Universe as well as a new set of characters called The Imperfects, as they battle in highly destructible environments to determine who among them is the most powerful.

'Battlefield 2: Special Forces' Weapons & Vehicle - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 9:13 a.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.

XSEED Games Signs 'Wild Arms 4' & 'Shadow Hearts: From The New World' (PS2)

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

XSEED Games today announced that it has obtained exclusive publishing rights for Wild Arms 4 and Shadow Hearts: From The New World (both for the PS2) for the North American market. Both titles are scheduled for release in Q1 2006.

'Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness' (NGC) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Return to Orre for a new role-playing game in an expansive setting with a sinister plot and characters the likes of which have never been met before. With Eevee as their companion, players seek to unravel the mystery of Shadow Lugia. The fate and welfare of Pokémon lies in their ability to Snag and Purify them before it's too late.

'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) Claws Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced today that X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse, inspired by Marvel's legendary Super Hero team, has shipped to stores for PS2,m Xbox, NGC, and PC.

'Far Cry Instincts' (Xbox) Goes Gold - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 5:20 a.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 to retail on September 27. Read more for new screens & trailer ...

'Metal Gear Ac!d 2' (PSP) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 4:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Metal Gear Ac!d series combines the world of the Metal Gear Solid series with an intellectually-driven, tactical stealth card game. Players use action and weapon cards to guide Solid Snake through a barrage of missions while utilizing strategic thinking and planned out tactical maneuvers to accomplish the mission objectives.

'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' (Xbox/PC) - 3 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 4:55 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.

'Pursuit Force' (PSP) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 4:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pursuit Force is a fast-paced arcade-action game, that fuses driving and combat mechanics to create a unique gaming experience for PSP. Developed by Bigbig Studios, a new development team that pulls together some of the leading creative talent in the gaming industry, Pursuit Force follows the misadventures of a rookie Police Officer tracking down five criminal gangs across an entire fictional state in America.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.

'World Racing 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Demo Coming Thursday

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Racing 2 enhances the technology of the game's fore-runner, which introduced an innovative 3D landscape technology and sophisticated driving physics. WR 2 will put the fun of driving at centre stage and offer optimised arcade racing characteristics, rich and varied range of mission modes, lively scenarios, enhanced tuning options and a great variety of cars. A demo will be released on Thursday featuring the Italy scenario, and 3 driveable cars (Golf GTI, Golf R32 and the Race Touareg). Of course we will have it available on our fileserver network.

EA Europe Signs 'Frame City Killer' (X360) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco today confirmed that it has signed an agreement wtth EA Europe to co-publish the PAL version of Frame City Killer. Frame City Killer is a next generation action game for the Xbox 360, featuring detailed graphics powered by the Unreal Engine 3 and immersive, non-linear gameplay, Frame City Killer is set to deliver an intense gaming experience early in 2006.

'Dream Pinball 3D' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 2:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ASK Homework in association with eGames, nVidia and Iridion Interactive had brought to gamers a decade of pinball games. Now ASK Homework is ready to bring you the ultimate pinball game, the most grandiose pinball game there ever was addressing all aspects of a pinball game and raise it two levels higher.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Total Overdose'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Through stylized Mexican neighborhoods and jungle hideouts to the swanky Californian coast, 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 father's killer, hot-wire tractors, eat Burritos, catch planes, drink tequila; the Mexican heat can make people do the strangest things.

PS2/Xbox Review - 'Outlaw Tennis'

by Gordy Wheeler on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Outlaw Tennis is a top quality tennis sim combined with the outrageous characters, play modes and humor of the Outlaw series of games. The Fighting/composure system that is unique to the Outlaw series adds a whole new dimension to the otherwise conservative world of tennis. Get ready to hit the courts, beat the daylights out of your opponent and cause a "racquet."

'Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow' (NDS) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 20, 2005 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking place a year after Aria of Sorrow, the game’s protagonist – Soma Cruz – finds himself at the center of a mysterious cult’s plan to resurrect their evil lord and master Dracula. To save himself and protect the lives of those he loves, Soma must infiltrate the enemy’s home base, a towering replica of Dracula’s castle that is teaming with monstrous creatures. Players’ abilities develop as they collect items and gather experience points by defeating a multitude of gruesome enemies.