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Gearbox Licenses 'Unreal Engine 3' For PC & Next-Gen Titles

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 9:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gearbox Software and Epic Games announced today that they have entered into an a long-term agreement that will see Epic's Unreal Engine 3 technology be the exclusive technology Gearbox uses for next-gen console and PC games for Gearbox-owned intellectual properties, such as Brothers in Arms 3, and a yet unannounced new project.

'Need for Speed Most Wanted Black Edition' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 7:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In celebration of Need of Speed's 10th year anniversary, EA announced today that it will be shipping a Need for Speed Most Wanted collector’s edition in November for PS2, Xbox and PC, in conjunction with the launch of the game for all platforms. Need for Speed Most Wanted Black Edition, will feature exclusive cars, races and specially-tuned rides, as well as a bonus DVD with behind the scenes footage of model/actress, Josie Maran, concept art, exclusive videos and much more. It was also confirmed that the Xbox 360 version of the game will ship as a launch title.

Various Game Trailers #604

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 7:10 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 :

  • Cold War [Xbox/PC] - Story & Cut scenes Trailer
  • Auto Assault - Player vs. Player Trailer
  • Heroes of the Pacific [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Launch Trailer
  • Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer #9
  • Pirates of the Burning Sea - Gameplay Trailer
  • True Crime: New York City [NGC/PS2/Xbox] - City Guide #1


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

'Wild Arms 4' (PS2) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wild Arms 4 is a role-playing game featuring a new cast of characters, an original storyline, and a new strategic battle system, it appeals to new players of the series while fans will instantly recognize the mainstays of the Wild Arms world of Filgaia. Wild Arms 4 follows the journey of four teenagers as they reshape the future of Filgaia.

'EVE Online' User Base Keeps Expanding

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 6:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Independent developer and publisher CCP Games announced today that since the launch of 'EVE Online: Cold War Edition' the game has surpassed the 15,000 peak concurrent user record and smashed through the 70,000 active subscriber mark. This is a remarkable milestone for EVE Online considering the industry-wide decrease in MMOG subscriber numbers due to the impact of big-name entries into the genre.

'EyeToy 3' (PS2) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 5:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EyeToy 3's content has been carefully crafted to include a huge range of activities across multiple genres including sports, action and music, as well as a collection of whacky multiplayer party games that'll get the whole family playing together at the same time! Below is a small sample of what's in store:

'Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 4:10 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 announced today that Total Overdose has gone gold and will be available in North America starting September 28th, 2005 on PS2, Xbox, and PC.

'Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission Las Vegum' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 2:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari Europe has released a demo for Etranges Libellules' action/platformer Asterix & Obelix XXL 2: Mission Las Vegum, an explosive video game crammed with surprising encounters that parody the greatest icons of the video game world and is awash with wry references to many of the great moments that have marked over 25 years of video game history. This demo features an intro sequence and 2 levels. Read more for download links ...

'Alfa: AntiTerror' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 2:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mistland have another project lined up for the near future, Alfa: AntiTerror. The sad reality of life in many countries. The global problem of modern times. A war, which can neither be won nor lost. The unpromising forecasts of scientists and experts concerning further development of things. Terrorism is waiting for our answer. An answer we are about to deliver.

'Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None' - 6 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 1:27 p.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.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (Xbox) Gets Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This Monday 2K Games will be releasing new downloadable content for the Xbox version of Sid Meier's Pirates! On Monday, gamers can log in to Xbox Live and download the Even the Odds pack, which adds two new actions sequences to the Even the Odds minigame, as well as several new button patterns to make it a bit harder for experienced players. Also on Monday at 5:00 PM eastern time, Microsoft will be hosting a chat with Sid Meier himself, check here for more details.

'Shadow Hearts: From The New World' (PS2) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadow Hearts: From The New World takes place in the United States during the Great Depression. Featuring a gripping and inspirational storyline with up to 60 hours of gameplay, players can expect to run into a unique set of characters at famous, real-world locations including Chicago, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and New York.

'Top Spin 2' (X360) Game Details

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Everything you loved about Top Spin is back and made even better. The peerless player-creator is reborn with the powerful DigitalIdentity that truly puts you in the game. Experience the pro tour in venues that are alive and dynamic with environmental elements that react to your play.

'Amped 3' (X360) Details & Release Date Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Amped 3, like snowboarding itself, isn't just about the sport. Sure, there's an all-new physics engine, an innovative artificial intelligence engine, and perfected controls, so you get the most authentic riding experience at some the world's greatest winter resorts...but snowboarding is all about style. That's why Amped 3 offers incredible customisation, a fat helping of boarding culture, and deep, wide sandboxes loaded with killer gameplay. 2K Games announced Amped 3 is expected December 2005

'Marine Park Empire' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Control every aspect of your marine park, from caring, feeding and cleaning your animals to hiring and firing employees. Grant your visitors the thrill of a lifetime as you provide fun-filled attractions, rides and shows for them to whet their appetite while they explore your sea-life wonderland. A corrupt/incomplete Marine Park Empire demo has been floating around on the web for the past few days, this is the full & working version. This demo includes 6 tutorial games and 2 scenario games.

'Guild Wars' Reaches One Million Subscribers

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

More than one million people in Europe and North America are now playing NCsoft's MMORPG Guild Wars. In celebration of its commercial and critical success, NCsoft Europe has today announced a Guild Wars Special Edition, available on 21st October throughout Europe.

'Rising Kingdoms' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rising Kingdoms is an RTS set in a fantasy world, which focuses on empire development and dynamic tactical battles. BlackBean Games has released the first patch for Haemimont's RTS, bringing your European retail game to v1.1. Read more for download links ...

'D.I.C.E.' (PS2) Rolls Into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai Games today announced that D.I.C.E. (DNA Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises) for the PS2 is now available in retail stores. D.I.C.E. features mission-based shooter action with racing elements and is inspired by the show of the same name that airs on Cartoon Network.

'The Sims 2' (ALL) - 39 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 11:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maxis-EA is redefining this highly-acclaimed franchise and will deliver classic open-ended gameplay along with exclusive new features. Aspirational gameplay and fully customizable content will give players the most authentic Sims experience to date on console, and will allow players to make their dreams come true while avoiding their innermost fears.

'GT Legends' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher 10TACLE Studios and developer SimBin Development Team are delighted to see that the scheduled release date in the ATARI sales territories will be kept without any problems thanks to achieving the "GT Legends" goldmaster on time.

CDV Signs Partnership With Digital Reality For Next-Gen Titles

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV announces a new partnership with Budapest-based development studio Digital Reality. The goal of this effort will be to introduce a new series of co-designed and jointly-developed strategy games with rich, immersive game play and genre redefining graphics for the Next-Gen console market.

'Call of Juarez' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combine with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players.

'Far Cry' - v1.33 C++ SDK Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released the v1.33 C++ SDK for Crytek's Far Cry, a source code release of the CryGame.DLL. It is the ultimate creation bundle for modders- everything you need to make a full FarCry Total Conversion and create a brand new game using CryEngine is now available. Read more for download links ...

'L.A. RUSH' (PS2/Xbox) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games today announced that L.A. RUSH has gone gold and will ship to stores for the PS2 and the Xbox. Set in the city of angels where players can race over 350 drivable miles of road in over 35 licensed vehicles, L.A. RUSH will be available on October 10th.

Playlogic Signs 'Captain Blood' (X360/PC)

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playlogic today announced the acquisition of Captain Blood for Xbox360 and PC, being developed by Russian studio Akella. Captain Blood is a pirate action game based on Rafael Sabatini’s novel, Captain Blood: His Odyssey, about the notorious Captain Peter Blood.

'FIFA Interactive World Cup 2005' (Xbox) Launched

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA, Xbox and Electronic Arts today announced the second FIFA Interactive World Cup (FIWC). As the world's only FIFA-sanctioned global video game tournament, the FIWC will combine both on and off-line football gaming action featuring EA's all-new EA SPORTS FIFA 06 for the Xbox and Xbox Live.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour '06' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Putts into Stores

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06, featuring new dual analog swing and putting mechanics, has shipped to retailers nationwide and is available for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and PC under the EA SPORTS brand. A version for the PSP will ship on September 26.

'Ultimate Spider-Man' (ALL) Slings Into Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Consumers can now take on the role of Marvel's Spider-Man, the world's most famous Super Hero, and his arch-nemesis Venom with the release of Activision's newest entry in the Spider-Man video game franchise -- Ultimate Spider-Man.

GameTap Opens Doors for Sneak Peek

by Judy on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameTap is inviting gamers in for a preview. GameTap will give a select group an early look at the new video game network ahead of its launch, along with a free month trial and then a special rate of $9.95/month, through the end of the year.

'Black' (PS2/Xbox) - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Now that the Burnout titles have been wrapped up, Criterion can work full speed ahead on its new console shooter, "Black." While they are new to the FPS genre, they have the utmost confidence that their modern day shooter will bring never before seen intensity. In Black you play as an American Covert Ops soldier going up against all sorts of foes in an Eastern European setting.

'Space Invaders Evolution' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Invaders Evolution inaugurates the Evolution brand, a sister to the Revolution series on the Nintendo DS. Space Invaders Evolution marks Rising Star's first step onto the PSP and will blaze a trail for daring innovation that future Evolution titles will aim to follow.

'SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi today announced that the first expansion pack for Sierra action game SWAT 4 is in development and is scheduled for release in Q1 2006. Entitled 'The Stetchkov Syndicate', the expansion pack brings a host of new levels, weapons and enhancements to the highly rated SWAT 4.

'World Racing 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Racing 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. TDK has released a World Racing 2 demo featuring the Italy scenario, and 3 driveable cars (Golf GTI, Golf R32 and the Race Touareg). Read more for download links ...

'Earth 2160' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earth 2160 is an RTS game based on the popular and successful EARTH series. Including single and multiplayer modes. The game uses the latest Earth III engine. Storing objects in a format based on the mathematical model of Bezier-curves instead of polygons. Giving an as yet unseen level of detail, only limited by the hardware used.

Rockstar Games To Release 'Sunday Driver' Documentary on PSP

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sunday Driver, produced by Rockstar Games, is an all-access documentary film that chronicles the Compton/Watts chapter of California’s low rider car club, The Majestics. Directed by Carol Strong, Sunday Driver is an incredible portrait of a community working together to build the ultimate customized vehicles while struggling to legitimize their lifestyle under close scrutiny of the authorities.

GBA Review - 'Rebelstar Tactical Command'

by David Wanaselja on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rebelstar Tactical Command is a turn-based strategy and combat game with role-playing elements, "Rebelstar Tactical Command" transports players to a not-so-distant future in which Earth is ruled by an evil empire.

Gamecube Review - 'WWE Day of Reckoning 2'

by Katarani on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 1:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Last year, you rose from the "minor leagues" of the WWE to become not only one of its top Superstars, but the World Heavyweight Champion. Whatever the reason, you lost the title and now must find your way back to the elusive path of vindication. This time around, the path will be even more difficult as the line between friend and foe is not always clear. This time around, trust no one...

The 'Spirit of Games Convention' Captured On Film

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German online magazine GameRadio.de has composed quite an impressive movie about "the spirit of games convention." With this movie, supported by publishers and video-experts, they want to transport the feeling of Europe's biggest videogame-fair, the Games Convention in Leipzig. It´s an exceptional movie with a professional (licensed) soundtrack, impressions of the games and an interview with the manager of that fair. It has a slight german comment, but the information is transported by music and pictures.

North American 'Pump It Up: Exceed' (PS2) Competition

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2005 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time in the seven-year history of the game, Pump It Up players from across the United States will be gathering in Concord, North Carolina for the first annual National Pump It Up Competition. Sponsored by Andamiro, Mastiff, and Jillian's, this event will decide who goes on to represent the U.S. in the World Pump Festival later this year in Seoul, Korea, where players will compete for over $30,000 in cash prizes.