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Sony And Toshiba Agree on New DVD Format

by Rainier on May 10, 2005 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to a Japanese newspaper, Sony and Toshiba are close to finalizing a plan to develop a common standard for next-generation DVDs to resolve a three-year-long battle over formats that threatened the industry's growth. Formal announcement and details are due next week, May 16.

'Boiling Point: Road to Hell' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 9:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week Xenus HQ revealed Boiling Point went gold in Russia, and today fansite Boiling-Point.net has received confirmnation from Atari that Deep Shadows FPS has effectively gone gold and is expected in stores May 20th. Boiling Point: Road to Hell, previously known as Xenus, will combine intense armed combat with exploration and interaction with a vast and seamless open-ended gaming world.

Various Game Trailers #499

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 8:48 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 :

  • Battlefield 2 - Trailer (3)
  • Bet On Soldier - Intro Movie
  • Burnout Revenge - Trailer
  • Commandos Strike Force - E3 2005 Trailer
  • Fantastic Four - Trailer #3
  • Panzer Elite - Teaser Trailer
  • SCAR: Squadra Corse Alfa Romeo - Trailer #4


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

'S.L.A.I.' (PS2) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 8:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

S.L.A.I. (Steel Lancer Arena International) is a fast paced mech action is the sport of the future, where players pilot their customized mechs to win cash and worldwide dominance. Over 1 million possible mech configurations and phantom stealth abilities make this one mech party you'll have to crash. Konami has launched the official S.L.A.I. website, check it out for all the latest details, trailers, screens and wallpapers.

Digital Illusions Working on Yet Another Two New Titles

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 6:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Illusions signs contracts for more versions of two of their games that are under production. One of the contracts is for a PC version of the untitled game being launched 2006/2007. The other contract is for a PC version of the action game being launched 2007 (thanks FZ).

'Tales of Legendia' (PS2) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In development for several years, Tales of Legendia will offer fantastic 3D graphics, dynamic battle scenes and an emotionally-charged storyline. Additionally, Tales of Legendia features a unique cast of characters designed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the internationally renowned Japanese artist acclaimed for his amazing animation sequences in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

'Psychonauts' - v1.01 Patch & Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco has released the first patch for Double Fine's action/adventure Psychonauts. This update brings your retail game to v1.01 and addresses an auto save issue and fixes a crash on non SSE conform CPUs. There is also a patch available for the demo, as well as a fully updated version. Read more for download links ...

'Shining Force Neo' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 4:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced Shining Force Neo, the next chapter in the popular Shining Force series, developed exclusively for the PS2. Shining Force Neo is a fast-paced action-adventure featuring a dramatic, character-driven story and a high-gloss anime aesthetic.

'Barrow Hill' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 2:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Barrow Hill is a horror/thriller adventure game; told from the point of view of the player using a first person perspective. Set in mysterious Cornwall, rich with legends; from sacred wells to dark forests, the players will unravel many mysteries, after being stranded on the lonely road to the 'barrow'. This ancient burial site, from pre-history, sits shrouded amongst the watching trees of the hill. Read more for details and screens ...

'NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2005' Goes Gold - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 9, 2005 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe announced today that Sports Interactive's hockey management title, NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 has gone gold and will be available in European stores on May 27th 2005. SIGames has also released an updated fully functional time limited demo, allowing you six months worth of game-time in the NHL and UK elite leagues. Read more for details ...