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'Rainbow Six Vegas' (PS3/X360) Canceled For PS2 And Xbox

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 7:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally announced on PC, current, and next-gen platforms, Ubisoft's Rainbow Six Vegas seems to be slimming down. A more recent statement only mentioned next-gen, and when Ubisoft revealed its E3 lineup earlier this week no versions except PS3 and X360 were listed. A Ubisoft spokes person commented that the Montreal team is currently focussing on those two platforms only, thus in effect cancelling the PS2 and Xbox versions of Tom Clancy's latest tactical shooter.

Various Game Trailers #775

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 7:31 p.m. PDT | 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:

  • Heroes of Might & Magic V - Dynamic Battle System Trailer
  • Sin Episodes: Emergence - Story Trailer
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy [ALL] - Trailer
  • Bullet Witch [X360] - Trailer #2
  • The Ship - Trailer
  • War Front: Turning Point - Exoskeleton Trailer
  • Rush for Berlin - Russian Trailer
  • Tabula Rasa - E3 2006 Trailer


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

'Take Command: 2nd Manassas' Gets Bonus Scenarios

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 7:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today that two extra scenarios for MadMinute Games' strategy game Take Command: 2nd Manassas are now available through the start menu of the retail and download version of the game!

Paradox Signs 'Perimeter: Emperor’s Testament'

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today that they have signed a deal for publishing rights to KDV Games' RTS title Perimeter: Emperor’s Testament in North America and Scandinavia. The player is once again drawn into the battle between the Emperor and the Spirits.

'Rogue Trooper' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 4:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rogue Trooper is a mix of intense 3rd person action and next generation stealth elements, with complex line-of-sight AI, multiple game paths, full tactical use of your bio-chip operated equipment and both single- and multiplayer online gameplay.

'Exteel' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Exteel is an online game featuring stylized action in a universe filled with robots on a far off world where the exiled survivors of a lost war struggle against each other for control of the planet's resources. Exteel features easy-to-access gameplay and a unique merging of strategic combat and high-speed action.

Microsoft Acquires Massive Advertising

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 3:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As was rumored last week, Microsoft announced today it is acquiring New York-based video game advertising company Massive Inc., in a move that will help deliver dynamic, relevant ads across Microsoft's online services, starting with Xbox Live and MSN Games.

'Bionicle Heroes' (ALL) Announced - Screen

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive and TT Games confirm a new LEGO adventure in Bionicle Heroes, bringing to life the most powerful and exciting LEGO characters ever seen in one game, in an action-packed world of adventure and discovery.

'Wildlife Park 2' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 2:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wildlife Park 2 adds a whole new level of organic simulation, making your livestock even more life like. Add in realistic weather conditions, botanical gardens and a highly advanced strategic and business simulation engine and you have the ultimate Wildlife Park tycoon game. Deep Silver has released an English demo allowing you to try out 3 missions and a sandbox map.

'Project IM' Now Titled 'Interstellar Marines' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 12:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interstellar Marines is a AAA, FPS, sci-fi, action and adventure game with an original and unpredictable storyline featuring single and cooperative gameplay, with heavy focus on realism.

THQ's E3 2006 Lineup

by Judy on May 4, 2006 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced its lineup of titles which will be on display at this year's E3, including Saints Row (X360), Frontlines: Fuel of War (Multi), WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 (Multi), Company of Heroes (PC), and Supreme Commander (PC). Read more for further details ...

'Joint Task Force' Coming Fall 2006

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HD Publishing today announced that the RTS title Joint Task Force, distributed by Vivendi Games, will hit the streets Fall 2006. In addition, it has also been announced that the title will contain highly accurate weapons, vehicles and equipment thanks to licensing agreements with several leading military hardware manufacturers.

Sony's E3 2006 PSP/PS2 Lineup

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced its line up of new titles due out this year for PSP and PS2, including nine new PSP titles and five new PS2 products, such as new SOCOM titles, God of War II, NBA 07, ATV, and plenty more ...

'F.E.A.R.' (X360) Making Its Debut At E3! - Screen

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Games today announced that F.E.A.R. is currently being developed for the Xbox 360 and will be unveiled at the forthcoming E3 in Los Angeles.

'Scarface: The World Is Yours' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Hollywood Voice-Over Cast

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi unveiled part of the A-list talent that will help bring drug-lord Tony Montana's criminal empire to life in Scarface: The World Is Yours, attracting an unprecedented array of Hollywood's brightest film and television stars, as well as returning cast members from the 1983 classic film.

'Rome: Total War – Alexander' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed a few weeks ago, SEGA today announced Creative Assembly's latest expansion pack Rome: Total War – Alexander, bringing to life the meteoric rise of one of history's most brilliant generals: Alexander the Great.

'Dead Head Fred' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 7:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher's PSP exclusive Dead Head Fred draws players into an alternative universe as they embark on a quest for vengeance to solve their own murder by using the decapitated heads of enemies to battle through environments designed to showcase each head's unique abilities.

'Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway' (PS3/X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 6:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delivering on the franchise's compelling story, unrivaled authenticity and intense squad-based action, Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway drops you into Operation Market-Garden, the largest airborne operation of World War II.

'Colin McRae Rally 07' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced - Screen

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 6:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters announced today that its off-road racer Colin McRae Rally is to return in 2007, and is now in development exclusively for next-generation platforms.

'Shadowgrounds' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 6:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadowgrounds is an adrenaline-pumping action game featuring upgradeable weapons, lighting based gameplay and an epic storyline with strong characters. The demo features three levels in all; level 1, 2 and level 5 and enables the multiplayer co-op mode for all levels.

'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' (X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 6:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be introduced to the world of Ashan, the new setting for all future Might & Magic games. Ashan is a dark and unforgiving world, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by an apocalyptic prophecy: the Dark Messiah.

Atari Bringing Its Classic 'BattleZone' to the PSP - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced the development of BattleZone for the PSP, a modern update to the 1980 classic arcade game. BattleZone immerses players in an interactive world with relentless onslaughts of quick, action-oriented battles.

'The Sopranos' (PS2/X360) Announced

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced its upcoming videogame based on HBO's series The Sopranos. The game will evoke the atmosphere, action and conflicts that are the cornerstone of the hit show, and is backed by key members of the all-star cast who will lend their voices and likenesses, including James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano.

'International Cricket Captain 2006' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 6:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xplosiv announced today the signing of the English batsman Kevin Pietersen who will endorse the eagerly awaited International Cricket Captain 2006.

'Bet on Soldier: Blood of Sahara' - 6 Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 5:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Max Balding is a mercenary of the WRF and a large fan of the ultimate champion, Nolan Daneworth. In the 3 League, Max has quickly become a feared B.o.S. opponent. He travels around the world and wins one fight after another, until he finally arrives at the goal - the 1 League. There, he strikes a North African base of the VAN, where the embittered fight for important oil resources takes place.

Nintendo DS Lite Launches June 11

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 5:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On June 11, Nintendo DS Lite joins Nintendo's video game family when it launches in the Americas. The lighter, brighter version of the hot-selling Nintendo DS is expected to be priced as low as $129.99 at retailers throughout the United States. The inaugural color is an elegant Polar White with a raised DS logo on the cover.

EA's E3 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced its next generation of game titles for the upcoming E3 in Los Angeles. EA's line up includes current- and next-gen titles for all platforms, EA branded and EA Sports, such as new Madden, Spore, C&C, Crysis and many more ...

'Reservoir Dogs' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Resurfaces - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 5:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's been a long time since we last heard from it, but today SCI announces further details for Reservoir Dogs, the game based on Quentin Tarantino’s cult classic and staying true to the original plot and chronology, this intense third-person shooter follows the progress and planning of that famed heist.

SEGA's Pre-E3 2006 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from SEGA's 2006 pre-E3 lineup:

PS2 Preview - 'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2'

by Alicia on May 4, 2006 @ 4:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Combining action, fighting and light RPG elements, Budokai Tenkaichi 2 will send players into a rich story mode that spans the entire Dragon Ball, DBZ, and Dragon Ball GT series.

'Sacred 2' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria. Highly action-oriented, Ascaron's Sacred 2 features pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.

New 'Supersonic' Movie And Game Publisher Formed

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

New entertainment venture Supersonic Group, headed up by director Mark Maitland, has emerged to release new video games and films worldwide. Currently 17 Films and 6 video games have been acquired, with the first film ‘Weapons of Mass Deception’ set for release in September and a yet to be announced Xbox/PC product scheduled at the same time.

PC Preview - 'City Life'

by Alan Butterworth on May 4, 2006 @ 3:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Bliss Island' (PSP/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Accessible, frantic, fun, yet fiendishly compulsive, Codemasters today reveals its latest signing: Bliss Island, an original mass-appeal action puzzler that will appear across a range of formats, from web game to console systems.

'Ape Escape: Million Monkeys' (PS2) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While details about Ape Escape: Million Monkeys are slim, it apparently does take place in real-world environments, such as Yokohama. Scheduled for spring 2006 release in Japan, no official announcement or release date for other territories has been announced.

'2006 FIFA World Cup' (X360) Xbox Cup Leaderboard Competition

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football loving gamers all over the world can now battle it out on the virtual football pitch for a chance to lead their country to victory in Germany this June, with the Xbox Cup Leaderboard Competition on Xbox Live.

'The Outsider' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Outsider is a gripping, high-tech thriller where you, ss a CIA operative, you get wrongly accused, become public enemy #1, and with a mouth-watering arsenal of technology, combat talents and weaponry you either wreak ultra-violent revenge, or crusading to clear his name.

'Panzer Elite Action: Dunes of War' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Panzer Elite Action gets an African chapter with PEA: Dunes of War, sending the officer and his crew deep into the desert, during the shattering battles of the African campaign, it’s about victory for both sides and your first duty is to ensure the survival of your comrades with victory as the ultimate goal.

'Sadness' (Wii) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Contrary to earlier speculation, Sadness is not set in the 1930s, but takes place before 1914, pre-World War I. Often compared to the comic book-based movie "Sin City," the game is totally different in style, and rather a tribute to pre-World War I cinema, with a similar atmosphere

'Charlotte's Web' (GBA/NDS/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 4, 2006 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced Charlotte's Web, an enchanting video game under license from Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products based on the upcoming feature film from Nickelodeon Movies/Walden Media/Paramount Pictures.

Xbox Review - 'Tomb Raider: Legend'

by Nicolus Baslock on May 4, 2006 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Tomb Raider: Legend, Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment.