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'Crown of Glory' Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on July 1, 2005 @ 12:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games announced today that Crown of Glory by Western Civilization Software has been released for sale and is available from the Matrix Games online store for $39.99 as a digital download and $49.99 as a boxed game. Additionally Crown of Glory is making its debut at the Origins Gaming Convention in Columbus, Ohio starting today, June 30th through July 3rd.

Sega Signs 'Rome Total War: Barbarian Invasion'

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 7:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Rome Total War expansion pack Barbarian Invasion is set well after Rome: Total War spanning the years 364AD to 476AD. You can play as one of the Barbarian factions (including the Vandals, Saxons and Huns) and take revenge against the Roman Empire, or as the Western and Eastern Roman empires attempting to drive back the Barbarians. The big new feature is the addition of night-time battles, but lighter troops - including cavalry - can now also swim across rivers. Barbarian invasion is scheduled for Fall 2005.

FBI Cracks Down On Internet Piracy With 'Operation Site Down'

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 5:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that the FBI cracked down on piracy in an 11-nation sting operation hunting for copies of the latest Star Wars film and other movies, games and software programs, worth at least $50 million. FBI agents and investigators in the other nations conducted 90 searches starting Wednesday, arresting four people, seizing hundreds of computers and shutting down at least eight major online distribution servers for pirated works.

Various Game Trailers #538

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 4:17 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 Sims 2: Nightlife - Trailer
  • Black & White 2 - Trailer #5
  • City of Villains - Trailer #4
  • Heroes of Might & Magic 5 - E3 demo Part 2
  • Stubbs The Zombie: Rebel Without a Pulse - Trailer #3


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

'Dungeon Siege' Movie Casting Almost Complete

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Casting has all but completed on director, executive producer Uwe Boll's video game-derived sword and sorcery epic Dungeon Siege, Producer Shawn Williamson of Brightlight Pictures announced today. LeeLee Sobieski; Ron Pearlman; John Rhys-Davies; Matthew Lillard; Kristanna Loken; and Burt Reynolds round out cast of magical, classic tale of Good vs. Evil; shooting begins July 3 in Vancouver

'Devil Kings' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 4:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Devil Kings is a fast-paced action game set against a backdrop of a warring nation as feudal lords battle for land and power. Choose from a selection of heroic warriors and utilize their unique combat abilities to fight on the battlefields and unify the country. Devil Kings possesses compelling gameplay that will have gamers unleashing a variety of devastating attacks to triumph over every enemy.

'Urban Reign' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Urban Reign, players assume the role of a gritty street brawler who has been hired by one of the city's dominant gangs to protect its leader. Players are thrown into a full-blown turf war, involving gang corruption and street justice that spans from the neighborhood block all the way to the upper levels of city government

'Top Gun' (NDS) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mastiff today announced they will publish Paramount Pictures Top Gun for the NDS. An action-packed tribute to the blockbuster movie hit of 1986, Top Gun takes advantage of the unique Nintendo DS interface for high octane mastery of the sky. Read more for details, screens and trailer ...

'Conflict: Global Terror' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Teaming up once again with the original Desert Storm Delta Force - Bradley, Foley, Connors and Jones - your four men now form part of an elite anti-terrorist unit tasked with minimising the worldwide threat from active global terrorist groups. The game takes place across the world, in a number of different and hostile locations and against a merciless and corrupt enemy; this is your squad's greatest challenge to date.

'Darkwatch' (PS2/Xbox) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 30, 2005 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darkwatch is an original FPS combining the Western and Horror genres to create a cinematic experience with unparalleled depth and game play variety. As half-vampire Jericho Cross, players must hunt down a powerful vampire lord whose undead minions have overrun the Wild West. The result is a stylistic premise blending western and vampire-horror milieus, and one injected with innovative concepts.