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'Gears of War' (X360) - 7 Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 11:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gears of War blends the best of tactical action games with the best of survival horror titles, thrusting gamers into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde, creating cinematic, high-definition visuals so intense and powerful, it feels like the gamers are controlling a blockbuster action movie.

NOTE: Epic let us know these screens are about a year old, and kindly asked us to remove them...

Various Game Trailers #683

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 11:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter [X360/PC] - Dev Diary #1
  • Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams [PS2] - Trailer (2)
  • Eureka Seven [PS2] - Trailer
  • The Rub Rabbits [NDS] - Trailer


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

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 10:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar will allow players to forge heroic legacies in the War for Middle-Earth. Gamers will experience an evolving persistent recreation of Tolkien's world-renowned fantasy realm where they can establish their unique reputations, and discover and wield legendary weapons in strategic battles, while adventuring solo or in Fellowships.

SCEA's Q1 2006 PSP Lineup

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 10:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America is continuing to feed consumer demand for the PSP system by delivering six new software titles in early 2006. The upcoming titles span across multiple genres and will provide innovative, exciting entertainment content to gamers of all ages.

'Fuel' (Xbox/PC) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 10:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

'Fuel' (Xbox/PC) - 26 New Screens FUEL is the motor-head's action-thinking, vehicular marathon. In this adrenaline filled, present-day racing game you choose between one of eight characters, adapting your game play to their unique strengths and weaknesses.

'Monster Madness' (X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 10:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Monster Madness is a four-player cooperative online-enabled action game for the Xbox 360 and PC. Mix local and online players as you try to survive the monsters' invasion. Each player character has unique items and affects how the story plays out. Read more for new screens & trailer, or check out our Monster Madness hands on preview...

'FIFA Street 2' (NDS/PSP/NGC/PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 5:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring all new authentic tricks, FIFA Street 2 provides new gameplay experiences by making over-the-top moves and skills even bigger in this fast-paced sequel.

'Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max' (PSP) - 29 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 5:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A direct conversion of the arcade fighting game, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max is enhanced with additional original content specifically designed for the portable system including Wi-Fi functionality and extra gameplay modes.

Jerry BruckHeimer Looking Into 'Prince of Persia' Movie

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 5:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In an interview with ComingSoon.net, Jerry Bruckheimer, known for Bad Boys, Pirates of the Caribbean and Black Hawk Down) has revealed that they have a Prince of Persia movie project lined up. "In February, we start a picture called 'Deja Vu' in New Orleans, which I think will be the first movie being shot in New Orleans since Katrina with Denzel Washington playing the lead and Tony Scott directing. He did 'Top Gun' with me and 'Enemy of the State.' Then we have a thing called 'Prince of Persia,' which is a big video game, that we're considering doing, and another thing called 'Unnatural History' that we're working on."

'Prey' (X360/PC) - New Screen

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 4:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Prey is serious, dark story, based on authentic Cherokee mythology. Themes of sacrifice, love and responsibility are explored and the story dives into emotional territory not yet explored by similar games. Check out the freshly launched Prey website, or read more for a new screen.

'City Life' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 4:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Create exactly the city you want: build uniquely-designed structures, from residences to corporate skyscrapers. Improve the quality of life by providing recreational and entertainment opportunities-without letting taxes spiral out of control. Solve traffic and pollution problems and sustain the city resources needed to keep the peace. Spend wisely to keep your town prosperous, wealthy, contented and healthy.

'Combat Tour' Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 1:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The air battles of World War 2 will be raging across the Internet with Combat Tour, a new expansion to Aces High II from developer HiTech Creations. Combat Tour breaks new ground in online gaming by combining intense air combat simulation and military role-playing in a completely mission-based team format.

Study Claims Link Between Gaming and Real-World Violence

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 1:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A new study by the University of Missouri-Columbia claims that there might be a link between video game violence and increased aggressive real-life behavior in gamers. Study subjects who played violent video games showed diminished brain responses to images of real-life violence which, according to the study's authors, correlates to aggressive behavior.

'Ankh' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 12:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ankh is a point and click adventure game in development over at German Deck 13. You play as Assil, a young Egyptian man in trouble, making his way through treacherous Cairo, avoiding evil Pharaohs, crocodiles and assassins, to lift his own death curse. This demo features a cutscene and part of the full game (underwater section).

'Astonishia Story' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 11:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today it has signed a licensing agreement with Korea 's Sonnori Corporation to publish Astonishia Story worldwide except Korea and Japan. Astonishia Story is a role-playing game for the PSP.

'Universal Combat: A World Apart' - Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Universal Combat: A World Apart uses a new graphics engine, offer high definition first-person character models, new first-person weapon models and classes such as machine guns, fixed gun turrets and several new combat weapons. This patch brings your demo up to date with the latest code (v1.00.11 retail patch from yesterday) and adds the same audio engine and various gameplay tweaks.

'World of Warcraft' - v1.9.2 US/Euro Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v1.9.2 update is an incremental patch and fixes an issue with the movement graphics. Read more for download links ..

'Splinter Cell Essentials' (PSP) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 10:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While already revealed some time ago, Ubisoft today officially announced its PSP exclusive spy action game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Essentials, which will offer a new and unique gaming experience with a storyline drawn from the series.

GameTap Signs Licensing Deal With Three New Publishers

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GameTap today announced that it has expanded its considerable vault of games as a result of licensing agreements with Interplay, SNK PLAYMORE and Riverdeep Inc.

'Rainbow Six Critical Hour' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announces that it will release Rainbow Six Critical Hour for the Xbox and PS2 in Spring 2006. This latest chapter marks the return to the franchise's roots by reintroducing the deeply strategic and tactical gameplay synonymous with the Rainbow Six name, while incorporating classic in-game elements such as vintage maps and weapons, all rebuilt using today's technology offered at an attractive price.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles. In case yesterday's screens weren't enough, here is another batch...

'Final Fantasy XI: Treasures of Aht Urhgan' (PS2/PC) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix is working on a new expansion pack for its MMORPG Final Fantasy XI which will introduce new maps, monsters as well as several new classes such as the much anticpated Blue Mage. Read more for some new screens ...

'Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War' Gets New Developer & Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway’s real-time strategy game Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War puts players in the role of some of history’s greatest generals, is now scheduled for release in June 2006. The game’s development is now being led internally out of the Midway San Diego studio, with a group that includes game industry veterans from the teams that developed Heroes of Might and Magic and Lords of Everquest.

'NBA Ballers: Rebound' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NBA Ballers: Rebound is the only one-on-one basketball videogame highlighting the rags-to-riches path from an unknown Baller to today’s NBA superstar and is based on the original Midway title, NBA Ballers.

'NBA Ballers: Phenom' (PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NBA Ballers: Phenom is a revolutionary sports video game that introduces an entirely new open world and interactive environment, featuring an exciting story mode and even more player customization opportunities than its predecessor.

NCSoft Launches 'Lineage Episode IV: History and Memory'

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft North America today announced the release of its latest, free, Lineage content expansion pack Episode IV: History and Memory. This expansion provides subscribers with 230 megabytes of new geographical locations to explore, an enhanced new player experience, plus additional mage and elven magic spells.

'Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover lets you experience the ultimate hip hop fighting game anywhere you go. Featuring new fighting moves and new venues, players can gain respect by winning fights and rising among the ranks of the crew. For the first time ever players can battle in 1-on-1 death matches using PSP's wireless functionality.

'Fuel' (Xbox/PC) Re-Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today re-announced it will publish Fuel, its upcoming racing game, a motor-head's action vehicular marathon, on PC (worldwide) and Xbox (North America only). Originally scheduled for fall 2002, the game will ship worldwide in May 2006.

'Battlefield 2: Euro Force' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 8:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Battlefield 2: Euro Force, the European Army joins the Battlefield fray for the first time on PC. Complete with seven new weapons and four new vehicles, the European Army will be sent into battle against MEC and Chinese forces on three brand new maps.

'Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King' (PS2) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 8:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix announced that it is bringing its PS2 exclusive RPG Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King to Europe in April 2006.

'GTR 2' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 3:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After its success with GTR and GTR Legends, swedish developer SimBin and publisher 10Tacle are already hard at work on the sequel, GTR 2.

'Neopets: Petpet Adventures - The Wand of Wishing' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 3:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Neopets: Petpet Adventures - The Wand of Wishing is an action/role playing game available exclusively for the PSP that brings the hidden Petpet world of Petaria to life in 3D for the first time.

'Mega Man X Collection' (PS2/Xbox) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The famous blue action hero returns in this latest installment to Capcom’s growing Mega Man anthology with the release of Mega Man X Collection for the GameCube and the PS2. Mega Man X Collection revisits the celebrated Maverick Hunter with the library of classic Mega Man X games (Mega Man X through Mega Man X6)from the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and PlayStation game console.

'Gekido: The Dark Angel' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gekido is a multiplatform fighting game by NAPS team previously developed and published on PSone, GBC, and GBA. This time Gekido PSP is completely rewritten, to bring some fresh air to fighting game players. Gekido will also rewrite the genre by bringing a brand new vision of fighting action games.

'Half Life 2: Aftermath' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Half Life 2: Aftermath will pick up where the original left off and, as has been rumored for a while, will feature an all-new story line with the focus on Alyx, although not necessarily alongside Gordon Freeman. While no release date has been set, strong indications are that it may only be available through Valve's online delivery system, Steam.

'F.E.A.R.' - v1.03 Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 1:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a reply to a forum members' modding question, Vivendi's Community Manager Greg revealed that the F.E.A.R. v1.03 patch is coming soon. "Apparently this problem is caused by the OP is running into a bug that’s fixed in v1.03. The new patch will be out soon." Back in December Vivendi revealed that it would include Even Balance's anti-cheat protection, Punkbuster, in the new patch, a much requested feature by the community.

PS2 Review - 'Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows'

by Gordy Wheeler on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The latest chapter in the 3D Gauntlet saga is about to arrive with Seven Sorrows, boasting a new combo-oriented battle system and a brand new storyline. You can play it solo, but the real way to experience the Seven Sorrows is to play it with up to three other friends. Take your party and hack your way through hordes of enemies to put an end to the evil men who betrayed the Emperor, and destroy the unnatural Seven Sorrows that plague the land.

PS2 Review - 'True Crime: New York City'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 1:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Black' (PS2/Xbox) - Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 12:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has launched the official BLACK website, Criterion's FPS, offering you the latest news, screens, movies, plus a link to a pre-order campaign allowing gamers to unlock the BLACK’s massive BFG. Each section also allows gamers to test drive a different weapon from the game, with an explosive point-and-shoot interface. Lock and load!!

'MVP 06 NCAA Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 12, 2006 @ 12:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MVP 06 NCAA Baseball is being produced by EA Canada in Vancouver, B.C., and will celebrate everything that makes NCAA baseball unique -- aluminum bats, intense action, and stadiums filled with school spirit and packed with passionate fans.