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'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 4, 2005 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first-ever Battlefield console installment will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.

'Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes' Available for Pre-Order

by Rainier on June 4, 2005 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Mark H. Walker are very pleased to announce that Lock 'n Load: Band of Heroes is now available for a special pre-order price of $64.99 via the Matrix Games online store.

Future 'Counter-Strike Source' Steamy Update #7

by Rainier on June 3, 2005 @ 9:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced today that it is content with the reception after recently releasing Counter-Strike: Source maps de_inferno and de_port, and on that note, give us a look at what's coming next. This week, Valve has released a couple of screenshots from the remake of the classic Counter-Strike map cs_assault, which is now set in downtown Chicago. Valve would also like to keep everyone abreast of the games the MOD community is working on, so here is a list of a few we're keeping our eye on: Plan of Attack, Pirates, Vikings, and Knights 2, Sven Co-Op 2, Sourceball, and Dystopia.

'Burnout Revenge' (PS2/Xbox) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2005 @ 6:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Revenge lets gamers rip through rush hour traffic and lay waste to scores of rubbernecking roadhogs in an over-the-top scene of vehicular mayhem. The game is currently in development by Criterion Games for the PS2 and Xbox.

'Heaven vs. Hell' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 3, 2005 @ 5:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heaven vs. Hell, the next generation of real-time strategy (RTS) PC gaming, puts players in command and allows them to join in the battle over the souls of humanity and determine their eternal existence. The game is built around the concept of resource and force management, as well as battlefield strategy, all packaged neatly within a fully featured game including a riveting story, beautiful 3D graphics and breathtaking sound effects.

Various Game Trailers #519

by Rainier on June 3, 2005 @ 4:37 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 :

  • Prey - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Battlefield 2 - Testlab Movie
  • Officers - Intro Movie Part 1
  • Dreamfall: The Longest Journey - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Marc Ecko's Getting Up : Contents Under Pressure - E3 2005 Trailer
  • 187: Ride or die - E3 2005 Trailer
  • AND 1 Streetball - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Origin Of The Species - E3 Trailer #2


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

Activision's 'True Crime 2' Guess The City Contest - Trailer

by Rainier on June 3, 2005 @ 4:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

During E3 Activision started a Guess The City Contest for the public to try and find out (ends 11:59 p.m. PT on June 16, 2005) which location its True Crime sequel will take place. Giving away a brand new Chrysler 300 to the lucky winner, Activision has released a new trailer showing off some ingame footage, as well as giving a few hints. Read more to check out some screens showing off the new wheels, or download the trailer and get lucky!

'Age of Empires III' - 44 New Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2005 @ 2:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Age of Empires III' is set in 1500 A.D. and chronicles the Age of Discovery that started around the time that Columbus "discovered" the new world. The single player campaign follows American history up through 1850, and in multiplayer mode, you'll be able to choose from among eight different civilizations, and there will include free-for-all and team-vs-team matches for up to eight players.

California Violent Video Game Bill Stalls

by Rainier on June 3, 2005 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A bill before the California Assembly to ban the sale of violent video games has been shelved because of a lack of support and therefor Assemblyman Leland Yee has deactivated his bill, for the time being, after failing to muster enough votes for it to pass the full Assembly.

'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' (Xbox/PC) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2005 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas...a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.