'Lock and Load: Band of Heroes' Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 10:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games officially announces that Lock and Load: Band of Heroes is available for purchase and shipping from the Matrix Games website. Lock and Load is the first board game published by Matrix Games and can be shipped world-wide from their online store.

Various Game Trailers #591

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 8:36 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 :

  • Monster Madness [X360/PC] - Trailers
  • Burnout Legends [PSP] - Trailers (2)
  • Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach - Trailer #3
  • Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure - Trailer #6
  • Rainbow Six 4: Lockdown [PS2/Xbox] - Heritage Trailer
  • Resident Evil 4 [PS2] - Trailer #2
  • Soul Calibur III [PS2] - Chronicles Mode
  • Tomb Raider: Legend - Grapple Trailer
  • Total Overdose - Trailerpack


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

'TOCA Race Driver 3' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 7:47 p.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.

'Stubbs The Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse' (Xbox/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 7:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on an updated version of the same engine technology used in Bungie's first person shooter "Halo," "Rebel Without a Pulse" puts players in control of a wisecracking zombie named Stubbs, "who takes on an ultra-modern city of the future using nothing but his own carcass and the weapons of his possessed enemies." The game is rife with tongue-in-cheek humor, a strong storyline and innovative combat techniques.

PC Preview - 'Vietcong 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 5:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Vietcong 2 is a FPS set against the background of the 1968 Tet Offensive, in and around the ancient city of Hue (pronounced Who-ay), during the Vietnam War. Brought to life through a gritty story compiled from first hand accounts and memories of Special Forces and Infantry servicemen stationed in Hue during the assault.

'The Movies' (Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.

'Perfect Dark Zero Limited Collector's Edition' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Rare, Ltd announced today the Perfect Dark Zero Limited Collector's Edition for the upcoming release of the Xbox 360. In addition to two discs full of content, the sleek embossed, high-quality black metal game case contains "Hong Kong Sunrise," a special-edition comic booklet set in the "PDZ" universe which sets up the game's story, and one of nine mysterious Holographic Glyph Card collectibles.

'Black' (PS2/Xbox) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 3:42 p.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.

'Dawn of War: Winter Assault' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 3:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault features a deeper single-player experience, a brand new fifth race – The Imperial Guard – and even more intense Dawn of War action. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault is based on the world of Warhammer 40,000 - the dark, futuristic, fantasy universe from Games Workshop.

'The Sims 2' (ALL) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 2:08 p.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.

'Burnout Revenge' (PS2/Xbox) and 'Burnout Legends' (PSP) Go Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Legends has gone gold for the PSP and Burnout Revenge has gone gold for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Both titles have been rated E10+ by the ESRB and are slated for release in North America on September 13 at retailers nationwide.

Xbox 360 Controller for Windows Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 12:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Joining the Game Precision Series later this year will be the new Xbox 360 Controller for Windows, a wired gaming controller that works with Windows XP-based PCs and the new Xbox 360 system to deliver a consistent gaming entertainment experience across Microsoft's gaming platforms.

'Vietcong 2' Multiplayer Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take 2 just let us know that the 'Vietcong 2' multiplayer demo will be released tomorrow and it will contains the Capture the Flag, Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch modes, and like the full game, servers can support up to 64 players simultaneously, with full RPG-style experience for all players (which unlocks new classes on both sides as you earn experience). Of course we will have it available on our fileserver network as soon as it's released.

'Rainbow Six: Lockdown' (PS2/Xbox) Opens Up In Stores

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

You lead Team Rainbow, the world's most elite counter-terrorist unit, as they are called into action and unfamiliar territory to battle a bioterrorist threat. Stakes escalate as they are personally targeted by an evil terrorist organization. Ubisoft announced today that the Xbox & PS2 editions (No word on the PC version) of RS: Lockdown ship today, and will be in retail stores on Thursday.

'Seven Kingdoms: Conquest' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seven Kingdoms: Conquest offers strategy fans the choice to play as human or demon in epic battles spanning 6,000 years on Earth. Starting in ancient Egypt in 3000 B.C. and ending in a final battle on a futuristic Earth, players will have to have their fingers on the pulse of their civilization as the two races clash every 1,000 years.

'Rebelstar: Tactical Command' (GBA) Advances Into Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Rebelstar: Tactical Command has begun shipping to retail outlets throughout North America. Developed by Codo Technologies, known for the X-Com and Laser Squad series, the game features strategic turn-based skirmishes, destructible environments and an engrossing science fiction storyline of mankind’s final redemption against hostile alien invaders.

'World Championship Poker 2' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Championship Poker 2 features a much more detailed one player game, where you now have to work your way up the ranks, starting in your mom's basement. Once you start winning and accumulating money, you can spend your winnings on increasingly better pads, and furnishings. Hit a losing streak, and you may have to hock your stuff to stay in the game.

Konami Europe Signs 'Winx Club' (PS2)

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Winx Club follows the adventures of five fashion savvy teenage girls who use their special powers to transform into magical fairies and save the universe. The Winx Club airs Saturday mornings on 4Kids TV, 4Kids Entertainment's four-hour block of children's programming on FOX.

'Aeon Flux' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aeon Flux is an action-packed game that features a palpitating blend of stealth, speed and acrobatic combat. Based on Peter Chung’s popular MTV animated series, the game bridges the fever-dream essence of the futuristic series with the mass-market appeal of the upcoming feature film starring Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, slated for release in Fall 2005.

'Gotcha' (Xbox/PC) - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sixteen Tons Entertainment has released a patch for the German edition of its paintball game Gotcha. This update will bring your retail game to v1.2, but no specific details as to what it fixes are available at this point. Read more for download links...

'Starship Troopers' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 9:08 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!

'Dark Age of Camelot' Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the success of the release of Catacombs, Dark Age of Camelot's third retail expansion, GOA has launched a new online promotion campaign, introducing the game and the simple ways of acquiring or updating it thanks to online licences, which enable gamers to download the game and activate an account in just a few clicks.

'Midway Arcade Treasures 3' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Arcade Treasures 3 is a collection of eight classic arcade racing games featuring insane jumps and stunts in RUSH: The Rock and RUSH 2049 along with jet boat adventures in Hydro Thunder. Test your arena-style 4x4 driving skills in Super Off Road or get down in the dirt with Off Road Thunder: Mud, Sweat and Gears. Experience stunt driving in Race Drivin’ or jump to the future for the post-nuclear battle of Badlands or shoot things up in S.T.U.N. Runner.

'Radiata Stories' (PS2) Ships To Retail

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced today that its PS2 exclusive RPG Radiata Stories is on sale today. Explore a living, breathing fantasy world where time passes and NPCs all have their own daily routines. Recruit allies and pick sides in the war between humans and the faerie. The future's riding on your decisions.

Dave Matthews Band Headlines 'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06' (ALL) Soundtrack

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced that 'Stand Up (For It)' from the Grammy-winning multi-platinum rock group, Dave Matthews Band, will headline the in-game music soundtrack of Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06. The soundtrack is complemented by smooth electronic tracks from The Supreme Beings of Leisure, Thievery Corp and David Holmes, which are designed to enhance the musical atmosphere on the green.

'Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species' Developer Diary #3

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 4:51 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 sky trams in Zoo Tycoon 2: Endangered Species.

'Diplomacy' - 34 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 4:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in early 20th century Europe, this PC adaptation brings the power struggles of seven mighty nations to life like never before. Its abstracted and simple gameplay puts the focus on the need for shrewd negotiations and overall strategy.

'Steel Battalion: Line of Sight' (Xbox) Shuts Down

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom announced that people who paid no less than $200 for their mech game Steel Battalion: Line of Sight are out of luck, as of Friday September 30th, 10:00AM-12:00PM PST, Capcom will be ending the online services for Campaign Mode of Steel Battalion. Capcom will continue services and support for both Free Mission Mode and System Link play, but these are offline modes and results in a crippled game as SB:LoC is an online game and the campaign mode is required to unlock content. The standard mode only has 4 vehicles (of a possible 31) and 4 missions (of a possible 25). The community is quite outraged and is demanding an unlock patch, but so far no reactions, or reasons why it is being shut down, from any Capcom respresentative.

'Paraworld' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paraworld combes for the first time ever a setting never seen before with personalized unit management, it brings new life to the real-time strategy genre. Modern elements blend with primeval conditions in a long forgotten, incredibly beautiful prehistoric world. Creatures long extinct come once more to life, a constant danger to anyone living in the area.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge'

by Alicia on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Return to the twisted world of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge. Take Jack Skellington through more than 20 levels of macabre platforming action, as you seek to rid Halloween Town of the scourge of Oogie Boogie once and for all. On the way, visit all of the other Holiday Worlds and use your powers as the cheerful Santa Jack and the frightful Pumpkin King.

Konami Europe Signs 'Kaido Racer' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe revs up new PS 2 racer featuring some of Japan’s most tortuous mountain courses, offering an unusual take on the racing genre. Kaido Racer, developed by Genki, is a fast-paced racing title that faithfully recreates some of Japan's most famous mountain courses

'INXS: Bang The Drum' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blockdot's INXS: Bang the drum is a timing and reflex game for INXS, one of the biggest rock bands in the world, which includes their hit song "Need You Tonight". The object of the game is for players to bang on the drums in time with the tempo of the song. The closer a player can hit the correct section of the drum kit to the beat of the song, the higher they will score.

'Pacific Storm' - 44 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2005 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The furious battle of Pearl Harbor became the first in the sequence of gory sea combats. Now you can take part in all major Pacific battles of the World War II in the Pacific Storm game that is a mixture of RTS, war-game and simulator.