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'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2005 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BFME 2 takes part in the North where a battle is raging between Sauron's forces vs. elves and dwarves. It will be possible to create/customize your own hero, apart from known figures such as Arwin, and become more powerful as you progress in the game. While BFME was all land based, the sequel will also take the action on the sea, naval battles included, courtesy of an updated engine.

'Battle Carry' Goes Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2005 @ 4:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AFSL Games announced today that Battle Carry is complete and will be released this coming Friday, October 7th, and will be available for download for $19.95. Battle Carry is an action oriented deathmatch game featuring high speed tanks and powerful secondary weapons. The release will feature eight maps, playable in deathmatch, team deathmatch, and objective match. It will have nine secondary weapons, and four unique tanks to use.

'GT Legends' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2005 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Numerous different game types as well as five levels of difficulty promise a high degree of long-term motivation for both beginners and pros. With a new engine, improved graphics and an extended list of features, GT LEGENDS will provide high authenticity, a detailed presentation and thrilling entertainment behind the steering wheel of an untamed racing beast. GT Legends will be released at the beginning of October!

'Source Engine' and 'Half-Life' Get Steamy Update #29

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2005 @ 4:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update for its online delivery system Steam. This release fixes a loading error when trying to debug Source MODs using the SDK, fixes a Source Engine startup crash in Win98, and also fixes Half-Life 1: Engine name exploit causing client crash. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'James Bond 007: From Russia With Love' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 10 Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2005 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new game will follow the plot of the original "From Russia with Love" film, including the battle on the Orient Express and the boat chase sequence, but will expand the story with new action sequences. The development team approached the game as a director's cut of the film, which will allow the player to utilize such cool toys as the jetpack and a Q-copter as well as the trusty Walther PPK handgun.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 5' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2005 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Evolution Soccer 5 will feature the utter realism, intuitive play and fast-paced action of the ever-popular series. The PSP version will also be almost identical in terms of available clubs and international sides, with 57 national sides lining up alongside 136 club teams.

Midway Acquires UK Developer The Pitbull Syndicate

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2005 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway announced today that it has acquired UK development studio The Pitbull Syndicate Limited, now named Midway Studios - Newcastle. The studio is currently developing Midway's racing title L.A. RUSH along with additional next generation projects.

'Prince of Persia The Two Thrones' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2005 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia The Two Thrones takes the best features from The Sands of Time and Warrior Within, and combines them with new gameplay elements such as a second playable character, an intuitive Speed Kill system, outdoor Babylon environment, chariot combat and more. With such favorite elements and major improvements, PoP The Two Thrones is poised to take the action-adventure gaming experience to a new level.

'Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney' (NDS) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2005 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not everyone is innocent until proven guilty! Players star as a defence attorney, who must prove his seemingly guilty client's innocence no matter how dire the circumstances may seem. The game presents twisting storylines and intriguing gameplay in a comical anime style. Players must collect evidence, weed through inconsistent testimonies, and overcome corrupt agendas to ensure that justice prevails.

'Madden NFL 06' (PSP) Gets Extra Content

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2005 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SanDisk and Electronic Arts today announced that SanDisk Memory Stick PRO Duo Game cards will be sold with bonus content to EA's recent release of Madden NFL 06 for the PSP