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'Steel Empire' (GBA) - Screens

by Rainier on July 20, 2005 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This sharply-drawn side-scrolling shooter with World War II inspired graphics features customisable ships and high powered weaponary. With most of the world destroyed or enslaved by The Motorhead Empire it's up to the gamer to take on the spread of evil, struggling between freedom and slavery in this classically styled shoot'em up.

'NHL 2K6' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 8:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 2K6 continues its legacy with more control, more emotion and more detail than ever before. Puck fans take command of tape-to-tape passing, behind-the-net plays and precision give-and-go attacks. Players dominate the ice with NHL caliber goaltending, skating, checking and puck handling with the deeply enhanced animation system. Featuring all-new presentation elements, commentary and cut-scenes, NHL 2K6 is the ultimate hockey experience.

'Crash Tag Team Racing' (NDS/NGC/PS2/Xbox) Also On PSP - Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 6:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crash Tag Team Racing players will be able to fuse two cars together on the fly to form a super vehicle outfitted with a turret gun with the all-new "clashing" technology. Players can continue their adventures on foot with out-of-car action, allowing them to traverse an amusement park-like world where they can interact with other characters, collect items and complete mini-missions.

'Halo 2' (Xbox) Autoupdate Cracks Down On Cheaters

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 5:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On Wednesday July 20th, Bungie will release Autoupdate 4, a small file that updates your version of Halo 2 to mostly address cheating, strengthen security or minor, invisible bugs, but one thing you will notice right away, is that the Relic teleporter bug has been fixed, so you can no longer crouch jump to get through a locked teleporter. If you Xbox contains modded Xbox content, softmods, Action Replay saves, you will be permanently banned from matchmaking. Head on over here for more juicy details ...

'Armed Assault' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 5:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brought to you by Bohemia Interactive Studio, the creators of Operation Flashpoint, Armed Assault will reacquaint gamers with the ultimate in realistic, combat gaming. Armed Assault features a new engine with a fresh modern setting. Freedom of action and immersive complex environments, blended with a unique touch of total simulation.

Various Game Trailers #550

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 2:28 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 :

  • The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer - Trailer
  • Stacked with Daniel Negreanu - Bluff Trailer

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

'Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006' Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006 is the next in the series of railroad simulators developed by Auran. Previously known as Engineers Edition, TRS2006 is being released as a full product later this year and sets new standards of realism and immersion in operating a virtual railroad. Aura has announced it will be releasing TRS2006 in September 2005.

'Auto Assault' - Screens

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

Video Game News Coverage Influences Consumer Behaviour

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

New results from Phoenix Marketing International indicate that recent news stories about video games are having some impact with regards to consumers' purchase choice of video game software. PhoenixMI conducted a qualitative and quantitative study to gauge consumer reaction about the slew of news events concerning video game violence and pornography.

'Vietcong: Rising Sun' - Free Addon Available NOW

by Rainier on July 19, 2005 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vietcong: Rising Sun is a new un-official add-on for Vietcong. This addon contains 4 new single-player maps, 8 new multiplayer maps, new skins, new sounds, night missions (with flashlight), coop, as well as a new Hold the Base multiplayer mode (thanks Virtual Vietnam). Read more for download links ...