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'Age of Empires: The Age of Kings' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 25, 2005 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Empires: The Age of Kings for the Nintendo DS is based on the best-selling PC RTS title of all time: Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings. Players command five different civilizations, build armies and take them on scores of campaigns. Boasting turn-based strategy game play, Age of Empires: The Age of Kings allows players to move from the Dark Ages through the Middle Ages with one goal in mind: domination of the known world.

'Far Cry Instincts' (Xbox) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 10:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry Instincts is a technically advanced gaming experience built from the ground up using the kind of cutting-edge technology that Far Cry fans will recognize from the PC title. Far Cry Instincts will ship for Xbox in September 2005.

'80 Days' Coming To North America

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 10:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tri Synergy announced today that they will be working with Frogwares to publish and distribute 80 Days in North America. 80 Days is a graphic adventure for the PC based on the timeless classic by Jules Verne and will be available in October of 2005.

'Gene Troopers' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 10:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gene Troopers you are in the heart of a unique, vibrant and living universe. Explore amazing new worlds, develop your character into a stealth or battle professional, control supernatural powers, make friends with powerful characters and lead them into battle against the forces of evil. Experience a captivating sci-fi story, high-paced action and thrilling game play in a setting never seen before.

Chinese Government Cracks Down On MMOs

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 5:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After repeated fatalities, the Chinese Government is finally taking measures into its own hands and Tuesday it unveiled a new system to prevent individuals from playing online games for more than three consecutive hours. The system has to be installed for every online game in the country, and if you exceed the 3 hour limit your character will degrade and eventually be reduced to starting level.

'Dawn of War: Winter Assault' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 5:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault features a deeper single-player experience, a brand new fifth race – The Imperial Guard – and even more intense Dawn of War action. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault is based on the world of Warhammer 40,000 - the dark, futuristic, fantasy universe from Games Workshop.

Various Game Trailers #580

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 5:20 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 :

  • SSX On Tour [NGC] - Mario & Co Trailer
  • The Witcher - GC 2005 Trailer
  • Sniper Elite - Trailer #5
  • Bet on Soldier - Trailer #8
  • Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory - Trailer (2)
  • Panzer Elite Action - Friendly Fire Trailer


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

'Half-Life: Blue Shift' Now Available Through Valve's Steam

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 4:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced today that Half-Life: Blue Shift is now playable for anyone that owns the Half-Life Premier Pack, the Half-Life 2 Silver package, or the Half-Life 2 Gold package. Blue Shift is an expansion pack for the original Half-Life released a few years back, to no great success. This is merely the original, not a Source remake. As usual, restart your Steam client and let it download...

'Dark Age of Camelot: Darkness Rising' - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment today released details for Darkness Rising, the sixth expansion to the epic fantasy MMORPG Dark Age of Camelot. In this expansion, you will get to interact with the each Realm's new King to stop a rising force of evil. This batch of screens & trailers show off the new player-controlled mounts, Champion Weapons, and the revamped Darkness Falls dungeon.

'Auto Assault' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2005 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft producer Steven Snow put up a message in the official Auto Assault forum that "NetDevil and NCsoft are both companies with a strong commitment to releasing “only when it’s ready,” so we want to extend the beta into the spring of 2006. Over this time, we are going to continue tuning, tweaking, and adding to Auto Assault." NCSoft's MMO was originally scheduled for release November 2005. People who pre-ordered the game hoping to get priority access into the beta are out of luck, as NCsoft also said they will not be adding any more North American testers for the time being.