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'Star Wars Battlefront II' - Mod Tools Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 9:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts has released a beta version of the Pandemic Studios' Star Wars Battlefront II mod tools kit, allowing the community to create their own single/multiplayer content for the recently released FPS.

Various Game Trailers #715

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 8:45 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 :

  • The Godfather - Families Trailer
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter [PS2/Xbox/X360/PC] - Multiplayer Campaign Trailer
  • TOCA Race Driver 3 [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer #10
  • Savage 2: A Tortured Soul -Trailer #2
  • Air Conflicts - Trailer
  • Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach - Characters Pack #2


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

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 8:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, built on Epic's Unreal 2.5 Engine, is a World War II standalone follow-up game to the Red Orchestra mod, that introduces new gameplay and features. Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 will be available through Steam, and in retail March 2006.

'RF Online' Gets Ready For Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 8:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

RF Online is crossing over to the West as Codemasters announces it is now shipping the much-anticipated MMO to retail outlets in the U.S. and U.K.

'Rogue Galaxy' (PS2) - 34 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 8:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rogue Galaxy is a fantasy-themed RPG which revolves around the game's main character, Jester Rogue. Players follow Rogue as he planet-hops around space, visiting a number of planets, each with their own unique ecosystem populated by various unusual creatures.

Snoop Dogg Launches 'Hip-Hop Gaming League'

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 6:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Promising to "change the face of sports and video gaming forever," Snoop Dogg today announced the formation of the Hip-Hop Gaming League, a new sports organization melding two of his favorite interests. The HHGL will consist of an A-list of musicians, athletes, producers and other entertainers personally selected, and invited, by him.

'Sonic Riders' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Slides Into Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 6:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced Sonic's debut performance as an air board racer, Sonic Riders takes gamers on an electrifying ride on air boards at break-neck speeds through a wide variety of tracks. Catching massive air and pulling off insane aerial tricks will power up players against their opponents in a race to the finish line.

'Diver: Deep Water Adventures' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 5:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Diver: Deep Water Adventures is a mix of 3d tactical strategies and first person adventure action. All events of the game are developed under water, in the underwater reign; you must carry out a lot of tasks, beginning from lifting of treasures, and the destruction of enormous white sharks, to the surveys for National Geographic publishing house.

Monolith Confirms 'F.E.A.R.' Sequels, Although Under Different Name

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 4:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Monolith confirmed that it is actively working on sequels for its creepy FPS F.E.A.R. The sequels are planned for PC and next gen consoles, but there is one little catch. They won't be called F.E.A.R. Monolith is currently developing the titles on its own, while Vivendi has the naming rights of the franchise. No details were revealed, but the new titles will continue the story where the original F.E.A.R. left off. The enraged little girl, Alma, has escaped and has been unleashed on the world. Nothing good can come from that ...

'Bust-A-Move' (NDS/PSP) Titles Coming To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 3:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bust-A-Move Ghost introduces the spooktacular new Ghost mode that includes a tricky new Ghost bubble and a Heart meter to pay attention to for an enhanced experience. Bust-A-Move DS revolutionizes the classic Bust-A-Move gameplay by allowing players to use the bottom screen to "fling" bubbles into the play area using Bub and Bob's funky new catapult, rather than the classic cannon.

'New Super Mario Bros.' (NDS) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 2:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On May 7, eager fans from Mario's classic days must wait no longer to see the brothers return in an all-new platformer with the launch of New Super Mario Bros. for Nintendo DS.

'FIFA Street 2' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 2:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA is pleased to announce that FIFA Street 2 has officially gone gold for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, PSP and NDS. The game will ship to retailers on Tuesday, February 28.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 2:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Khaeon Games, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, Spellborn uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine. The closed beta test is currently underway, more people will be allowed to join in the coming months.

'SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs' (PS2) Downloadable Map Packs Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced today that beginning in March 2006, SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs Map Packs will become available exclusively for online download from the SOCOM 3 servers and allow fans to play updated versions of their favorite maps from previous installments of the franchise as well as brand-new, never before seen maps.

'Resonance' (Xbox) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Resonance, you play the role of Faye Wynter, a witch constantly hounded by the Inquisition while she slowly discovers the meaning behind her special powers. Everywhere you turn, society reeks of corruption and deceit. Who will you trust? Will you take the path set before you or does Destiny have something else planned for you?

'Nicktoons Winners Cup Racing' Scoots Into Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 12:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced the release of Nicktoons Winners Cup Racing for PC, featuring fast-paced racing action with, and against, the wildly popular characters from the top-rated Nickelodeon network.

Electronic Arts Lowers Current Gen Launch Prices

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 12:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced today that it is lowering prices on its upcoming current generation PS2 and Xbox prices. This week Fight Night Round 3 is getting released, and should be in most retail stores by now, and gamers will only have to pay $39.99 for it, instead of the usual $49.99. But EA is not stopping with this one title, as also The Godfather and BLACK will be sold at that same price, a 20% reduction.

'Guild Wars: Factions' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Guild Wars: Factions offers players an incredible gameplay experience with many new choices, including new regions, professions, skills, missions, and monsters, along with expanded options for both Cooperative and Player-versus-Player (PvP) play, and enhanced features for guilds.

'Magnetica' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Magnetica, scheduled for release June 5th, marbles roll down a twisted path toward the goal and it's up to players to stop them by launching new marbles into the oncoming ones. The marbles disappear if players match three or more in this massive marble elimination. All actions are controlled with the stylus in a title that satisfies even the strongest puzzle addiction.

'Loco Mania' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Loco Mania is a simulation of a train dispatcher - a very important person who has control over a large railway network with many trains in it. The player controls switches and train directions with the intent to get the trains through the system as fast as possible.

'MS Saga: A New Dawn' (PS2) Rises In Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandia America today announced that MS Saga: A New Dawn has shipped to stores for the PS2. A science fiction role-playing game, MS Saga: A New Dawn challenges players to custom create the ultimate mobile suit and stop an insidious madman's attempt at world domination.

'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II' (X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included.

'Superman Returns: The Videogame' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - New Screen

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Superman Returns: The Videogame, you explore and protect the truly living city of Metropolis — one that is not only expansive (with 80 sq miles and over 9,000 buildings), but also changes dynamically with you as you affect gameplay. Citizens will run away in terror from newly-erupting danger and also exit their cars to cheer and snap photos as you fly overhead to save them.

'EverQuest: Prophecy of Ro' Foretold In Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EverQuest: Prophecy of Ro will add three new features, spheres of influence, a trap system, and for the first time in EverQuest, players will be able to destroy objects in the world. SOE announced that its eleventh EQ expansion is shipping to retail stores in North America and is now available for download

'Half-Life 2: Episode 2' In The Works

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 9:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a yet to be published interview with C&CG, Valve's designer/engineer Robin Walker reveals that it is already working on the second installment of its episodic series of Half-Life 2 expansions. This would also mean that Episode One is nearing completion, of which Walker also revealed it contains about 4-5 hours of gameplay. HL 2: Episode 1, previously known as HL 2: Aftermath is expected to be available through Steam on April 24th priced $19.99, with EA publishing a retail version shortly thereafter.

'Driver: Parallel Lines' (PS2/Xbox) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Driver: Parallel Lines offers an open, fast-paced driving action-movie experience and features an unfolding storyline of double crossing and revenge. Set in a photorealistic interpretation of New York City, players take on the role of a notorious 18 year old who, free from conscience and rules, is the most sought after driver-for-hire in town.

'Battle of Europe: Royal Air Force' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battle of Europe offers fast, arcade style gameplay with a historical theme. Players will control the best combat aircraft of the era and even some "top secret" ones! This fast paced title lets players engage their enemies over some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords' Now Available

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 8:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II takes place in the distant future, when mankind has become a space-faring civilization and must contend with other extraterrestrial powers for domination of the galaxy. Stardock announces Gal Civ 2 is now available for online purchase and in select retail stores...

'RF Online' - 8 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the deep space galaxy of Novus, RF Online sees you take your pick from three all-powerful warring factions and leading your character into the final battle for control over the entire Novus galaxy.

'EverQuest II: Kingdom of Sky' Expands In Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kingdom of Sky is 2nd expansion for EQ II, featuring a structured Achievement system of skills and abilities, expands the arena challenges with four deadly new arena champions and two new arena zones, ten new adventure zones, 25 new enemies and troves full of new treasures. SOE announced today its latest EQ2 expansion pack is now available in stores.

'Scratches' Goes Gold In North America

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After previously going gold in Europe, Got Game announced Scratches went gold and is expected in North America March 1st. Scratches is a gripping first-person mystery adventure game that will keep the players glued to their monitors, with its story full of breathtaking twists and surprises, until the final shocking revelation.

'Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk' (PS2/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 8:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk is the ultimate futuristic aerial combat game featuring some of the most frenzied air battles ever witnessed with an intensity rarely reached in a videogame.

'TOCA Race Driver 3' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 8:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Race drivers will be competing in a massive variety of the world's most aggressive motor sports, complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine rebuilt for a greater degree of simulation. Codemasters has released a multiplayer demo allowing you to try out 3 tracks.

'Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires' (PS2) Also Coming To Xbox 360 - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 3:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Koei today announced plans to bring their Dynasty Warriors series to Xbox 360 in the shape of Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires. KOEI have chosen the deeper, more strategic challenge of DW5 Empires to be the first Dynasty Warriors of the next generation.

'Lemmings' (PSP) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 2:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Controlling an army of lemmings, the aim is to get as many of these cute characters as you can from the entrance point to the exit point of a level within a time limit. Easy to learn, difficult to master; Lemmings is a test of strategy and fast thinking as you make 'on the spot', life or death decisions for your band of trusting little creatures.

PC Preview - 'Call of Juarez'

by Keith Durocher on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 1:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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. Check out our first impressions based on an early build ...

'Soldner: Secret Wars' - v33669 Update Patch & Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Project-Zero has released a new patch for Jowood's online shooter Soldner: Secret Wars. This update brings your retail game to v33669 and addresses various bugs, fixes, optimizations and implemented feedback by the community!

'Khan: The Absolute Power' Launches In North America

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 12:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network has announced that Khan: The Absolute Power has completed its Beta and Trial period in North America and tomorrow, February 22nd, goes to live Play on the iEntertainment Network Game Portal.

PSP Review - 'Star Wars Battlefront II'

by Agustin on Feb. 21, 2006 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Star Wars Battlefront II takes one Imperial-walker step forward with all-new space combat, playable Jedi, and never-before-seen environments straight out of the Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith film. Enjoy an all-new single-player experience that takes players through an epic, story-based saga where every action the player takes impacts the battlefront and, ultimately, the fate of the Star Wars galaxy.