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'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.

'Earth 2160' - v1.3.5 Gold Upgrade Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ZuxxeZ has released a new Gold Upgrade (not a patch) for its RTS Earth 2160. This upgrade brings your German/English retail game to v1.3.5 and makes the easy modes simpler, fixes campaign crashes and AI issue, infantry sped up, Alien 7 mission fixed, and more. Read more for details fix list and download links ...

'Half-Life 2' (Xbox) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Half-Life 2 for the Xbox defines a new benchmark in console gaming with startling realism and responsiveness. Powered by Source technology, Half-Life 2 for Xbox features the most sophisticated in-game characters ever witnessed, advanced AI, stunning graphics and physical gameplay.

'African Alliance' Gets Cancelled

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 8:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We have just been informed that GFI company and MiST land South agreed to close down the development of African Alliance. The grounds for this decision was a desire of the team to concentrate on qualitative development of the other titles. All resources involved in African Alliance have been relocated to Jagged Alliance 3D project. The change in the company priorities is also supported by the idea of focusing on other projects of the studio - Warfare and 4th Battalion.

'Sonic Riders' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced Sonic Riders, developed by Sonic Team Tokyo, which integrates Extreme sports, high-speed racing and head-to-head battles, offering a new racing experience with Sonic which is unlike any before in other racing games. Sonic Riders is slated to ship in Winter 2006.

'Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None' Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 12:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

While the storyline of Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None follows 10 strangers who are invited to a lavish island only to be accused of murder, players assume the role of a new 11th character, Patrick Narracott the boatman who takes guests to the island. The player must reveal the killer before becoming a victim. DreamCatcher sent out a pre-canned interview with mystery writer Lee Sheldon.

'Chromehounds' (X360) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chromehounds is a squad-based action title puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war. With a strong focus on cooperative and competitive online gameplay, the game is sure to satisfy players looking for a deep, involving Xbox Live experience.

'Sonic the Hedgehog' (PS3/X360) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today revealed that original Sonic creator Yuji Naka, and character designer Naoto Ohshima, are bringing Sonic back to its roots to create the most intense sensation of speed ever experienced in videogames with an innovative combination of art, physics and game design. Not many details are available at this point, but we do have the first screens...

'Dark Messiah of Might and Magic' Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2005 @ 12:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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. Today we have an interview with Ubisoft's Romain de Waubert de Genlis, and Arkane Studios' Raphael Colantonio.

Various Game Trailers #593

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2005 @ 11:58 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 :

  • Indigo Prophecy - Lucas Kane Chronicles #2
  • Dark Messiah of Might and Magic - GC 2005 Trailer #2
  • 50 Cent: Bulletproof - Trailer (2)
  • March Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure - Trailer (2)
  • Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects - Characters Trailer
  • America's Army: Rise of a Soldier - Dev Diary 3 Trailer


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