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'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse' (ALL) - 3 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 18, 2005 @ 4:16 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.

'Ultimate Spider-Man' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2005 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dive into an immersive adventure as you experience a living comic-book illustrated with 3D Comic Inking Technology. The game's expanded, free-roaming environments deliver a deep adventure with a variety of challenging missions, diverse game play and an improved combat system that allows players to face off against the largest number of characters from the Spider-Man universe ever assembled in one video game.

Future 'Day of Defeat Source' Steamy Update #8

by Rainier on June 18, 2005 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The initial plan following the Half-Life 2 launch was to get a near direct port of the existing Day of Defeat up and running and release it to the community. After an initial test, Valve did not think the port was up to par and started to rework all of the content, hoping that people would be happier waiting for the product to ship while giving DoD the attention it deserved. Today they released the first screenshot from dod_flash, showing off what they have been working on.

Various Game Trailers #529

by Rainier on June 17, 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 - Trailer
  • Call of Duty 2 - Pointe Du Hoc Trailer
  • Madden 2006 - Trailer #2


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

'Battlefield 2' - Win32/Linux Dedicated Retail Server Available NOW

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 5:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In anticipation of next week's launch of Battlefield 2 at retail, EA has released the Unranked server files for Win32 and Linux, which contain all the files you need to host a dedicated server, including all 12 maps. Be advised that, as with the demo, servers that are caught allowing users to play with the unlock weapons using the python workaround will incur a one week ban from the server list. Read more for download links ...

'Ape Escape 3' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ape Escape 3 is the latest title in the popular platform franchise. While not yet announced for North America, Ape Escape 3 is scheduled for release in Japan coming July. The new edition will also feature a minigame spoof on Konami's Metal Gear Solid game, under the title of Mesal Gear Solid: Snake Escape. Apart from that, Ape Escape 3 will also feature 2 new playable characters, tons of minigame, 400 monkeys to rescue and plenty more ...

'Total Annihilation' Successor 'Supreme Commander' Unveiled

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The newest PC Gamer issue reveals what is called the spiritual successor to Cavedog's Total Annihilation. Chris Taylor went on to form Gas Powered Games, who are now working on Supreme Commander, to be published by THQ. We unearthed a presentation document outlining what was called once TA2. We can only assume this is the same, albeit renamed, product after Chris Taylor was unable to obtain the license back from Atari, so the info might not be 100% up to date.

UPDATE : Here are some scans of the PC Gamer article.

'Graffiti Kingdom' (PS2) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dream it, Draw it, Play it! Soon players will be able to test their creative skills in one of the year's most unique and entertaining games as Graffiti Kingdom for the PlayStation 2 has officially gone gold. The game will be in retail stores nationwide on Thursday, July 28 with an MSRP of $29.99 and an ESRB Rating of "E" for Everyone.

'Astérix & Obélix XXL 2 : Mission Las Vegum' (PS2/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari France today announced Astérix & Obélix XXL 2 : Mission Las Vegum, sequel to last years Astérix & Obélix XXL, under development at Etranges Libellules. Scheduled for European release in October XXL 2 is more of a parody as you will take up arms against the Romans in a Las Vegas type setting. Eifel Tower, Luxor and Cesars Palace are all present, but so are Larry Croft centurion, Sam Fishaure spy, and characters resembling Mario, Sonic and Roman Pac-Man. Read more for some screens ...

'Shadow of the Colossus' (PS2) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 17, 2005 @ 12:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An intense journey of exploration, puzzle solving and eerie battle, Shadow of the Colossus also includes the distinct, highly-acclaimed graphic style that came to prominence in ICO, making this an absorbing voyage of discovery with some of the most picturesque landscapes and formidable enemies ever to be seen on PlayStation 2.