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'Mobile Suit: A New Dawn' (PS2) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 11:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Announced a few months ago, but unnamed, Mobile Suit: A New Dawn is a single-player turn-based RPG featuring fully customizable machines, vehicles and weapons. With an easy pick-up-and-play interface combined with an endless number of customizations and optimizations, the game is one that will appeal to both beginners and hardcore RPG fans alike.

'Rome: Total War' - v1.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 10:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released a new patch for Creative Assembly's 3D RTS Rome: Total War. This update brings your retail game to v1.3 and sychronizes multiplayer with the Barbarian Invasion addon, adds campaign and battle map improvements, and the usual balance adjustments, crash and bug fixes.

'The Sims 2 Nightlife' - v1.2.0.337 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 10:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released the first patch for the Sims 2 Nightlife expansion pack. This update brings your retail game to v1.2.0.337 and addresses a slew of game tweaks, game crashes, bug fixes, and also includes all the fixes from the Nightlife patch. This patch works for all language versions. Read more for download links ...

'The Sims 2 University' - v1.1.0.284 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 10:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released the first patch for the Sims 2 University expansion pack. This update brings your retail game to v1.1.0.284 and addresses a slew of game tweaks and game crashes, and bug fixes. This patch works for all language versions. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers #619

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 5:24 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 :

  • Shrek Superslam - Trailer


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

'Panzer Elite Action' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 20 Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Panzer Elite Action is a fast-paced WW2 action game that lets the player feel the power of 30 tons of steel armor around them and gives them the ability to command increasingly powerful tanks in a series of intense and dramatic battles.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 5:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin. Oblivion is another leap forward in role-playing with its combination of freeform gameplay and cutting-edge graphics. Various online outlets have cited that Take 2 has slightly delayed the game from its original Nov 22nd date to December 5th to give it extra polishing. The GameStop product page has now also been updated to reflect this change, but this is still unconfirmed.

'Chromehounds' (X360) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chromehounds is a squad-based action title puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war. With a strong focus on cooperative and competitive online gameplay, the game is sure to satisfy players looking for a deep, involving Xbox Live experience.

'Rag Doll Kung Fu' Now Available Through Digital Download

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rag Doll Kung Fu, a game from Lionhead Entertainment lead artist Mark Healey, is available now via Steam for just $14.95. Featuring a wide collection of single and multiplayer games plus outlandish cut scenes inspired by classic Kung Fu cinema, Rag Doll Kung Fu provides one of the most creative and unique game experiences delivered in years.

'Twilight War: After the Fall' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Twilight War: After the Fall will be a groundbreaking XORG (Extreme Online Roleplaying Game), with advanced graphics and an integrated FPS combat system, in the Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction genre. Twilight War: After the Fall uses SpeedTree technology to populate the game work with hundreds of thousands of trees, as well as Valve's Source Engine.

'Infected' (PSP) Official Website Launched

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 1:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco today launched the official Infected web site, their thrilling new PSP exclusive run-and-gun shooter, scheduled for November. Visit the site at for access to the latest info, select game content, gameplay movies, screenshots, artwork, or read bios on the game's undead characters, learn more about the origins of the mysterious Infected virus, download wallpapers and pre-order the game. Future updates will include the ability for fans to upload photos to "zombify" their friends' via an Infected email, view world rankings, plus information on contests and promotions.

'City of Villains' - 44 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Villains will provide players with a chance to play the "bad guy" in the comic-book inspired world created by Cryptic Studios. Take on the role of super-powered villains and create your own character using thousands of power and costume options. Then battle heroes and become a true menace to society while plotting your way to world domination.

'TY the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan' (ALL) Out In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision and Krome Studios announce the release of TY the Tasmanian Tiger 3: Night of the Quinkan. In this next chapter of Ty, players will embark on a series of missions and challenges filled with new and upgraded weapons and vehicles, and will feature a unique array of interesting native animals inspired by the Australian Outback.

Ubisoft Brings 'Paradise' To North America

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today it will publish Benoit Sokal's latest masterpiece, Paradise, throughout North America. Paradise is an adventure game which immerses the player in the heart of Africa, where a young woman, the daughter of a fierce dictator, crosses the continent in the company of a leopard, to take him to the place of his birth, the peaks of Kilimanjaro.

'World Forces: War on Terror' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Forces: War on Terror is a tactical, arcade style RTS, which is set in the very near future, utilizing the modern weaponry of tomorrow.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 11:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes will be the premier third generation MMORPG. A vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology. Sigil’s expertise and experience in the field will bring groundbreaking static and dynamic content to the genre.

'Gekido: The Dark Angel' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 10:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gekido is a multiplatform fighting game by NAPS team previously developed and published on PSone, GBC, and GBA. This time Gekido PSP is completely rewritten, to bring some fresh air to fighting game players. Gekido will also rewrite the genre by bringing a brand new vision of fighting action games.

'TrackMania Original' - Single/Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TrackMania Original will take advantage of Trackmania Sunrise's new graphics engine. All the great features that made TrackMania Sunrise famous will be added. This single/multiplayer demo includes The original Racing mode and 3 technical tracks, but also 3 new (Stunt, Puzzle and Platform) modes. Read more for download links ...

'Prince of Persia The Two Thrones' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 10:08 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.

'Super Mario Strikers' (NGC) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Mario Strikers, known in Europe as Mario Smash Football, is a five-a-side based football tournament pitting teams of classic Nintendo characters against each other. To win games players simply have to place more balls in the back of their opponent's net than the other team.

Victory Conditions In 'Civilization IV' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The fourth game in the PC strategy series that has sold over five million copies, Sid Meier's Civilization IV is a bold step forward for the franchise, with spectacular new 3D graphics and all-new single and multiplayer content. Civilization IV will also set a new standard for user-modification, allowing gamers to create their own add-ons using the standard Python and XML scripting languages. Firaxis producer Barry Caudill tells us more about the new Civilization IV civics feature.

'World of Warcraft' - v1.8.0 Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v1.8.0 patch is for UK and German editions of the game and addresses a slew of balancing changes, updates the UI and game world, adds druidic talent, extends Silithus zone, as well as the usual bug and crash fixes. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ..

'Marc Ecko's Getting Up: CUP' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari and Marc Ecko today announced a musical collaboration with Sean 'Diddy' Combs for in-game music tracks for Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure, which will also be available on a soundtrack included in the Limited Edition of the product.

'Tony Hawk's American Wasteland' (ALL) Also Coming To PC

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr Media, Inc. announced today they will publish Tony Hawk's American Wasteland for the PC, with an anticipated release in December 2005. Get ready for unlimited skating and BMX biking in the vast wasteland of skate culture - Los Angeles.

'NCAA March Madness 06' (PS2/Xbox) Dribbles Into Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that NCAA March Madness 06, the strategic college hoops simulation featuring the all-new EA SPORTS Lockdown Stick, has shipped to retailers nationwide and is now available in stores under the EA SPORTS brand.

'FlatOut 2' (PS2/Xbvox/PC) Coming Early 2006

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Announced a few weeks ago, Empire Interactive and Bugbear Entertainment today revealed that FlatOut 2 will be released for the PS2, Xbox and PC in the 1st half of 2006.

'Ballerium' Beta Test Expanding

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 8:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majorem announced today that it is expanding the beta test for its MMORTS Ballerium and is accepting 1000 more testers. After having tested the new application system, players are invited to use it and join the last week of Beta round 28, before changing servers and restarting the battle for Ballerium. To apply, visit http://apply.ballerium.com.Applications processed within 24-48 hours.

PC Preview - 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent'

by Judy on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Law & Order: Criminal Intent, players scour the crime scenes for evidence, interview witnesses and interrogate suspects in hopes of tracking down the elusive killers. This thrilling third-person mystery/adventure game features beautifully rendered graphics and voices and likeness from members of the show's cast.

Xbox Review - 'NHL 06'

by Tony Jennings on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

With NHL 06, players can score like a superstar, express themselves through their shooting style with the new EA SPORTS Skill Stick and light the lamp with highlight reel moves such as spinoramas, toe drags, bat-ins, and between-the-legs shots. Classic deke control adds to the arsenal of moves allowing maneuvers around defensemen before snapping off dangerous shots that can ripple the twine and knock the water bottle off the net.

'Operational Art of War' Gets Windows XP Update

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games announced its plans for the recently acquired publishing right for the Operational Art of War series as it has reached an agreement with the original designer and developer of The Operational Art of War, Norm Koger, to assist in updating the most recent version of the engine to assure full compatibility with the latest WinXP systems.

'Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends' (PS2) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 12:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready for some Chinese take-out! KOEI today announced that Dynasty Warriors 5 Xtreme Legends will ship to North American retailers on November 15, 2005 with an MSRP of only $29.99.

Retail Reaction Statement to Violent Video Game Bill

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interactive Entertainment Merchant's Association (IEMA)'s president Hal Halpin reacted today to the recent signing by govenor Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of the A.B. 1179 bill making it illegal to sell Mature rated games to minor.

'Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney' (NDS) Lays Down the Law In Stores

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney for Nintendo DS, the first in the popular court room battle series from Japan to be released in the US.