'MVP 06 NCAA Baseball' (PS2/Xbox) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 9:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MVP 06 NCAA Baseball is being produced by Electronic Arts Canada in Vancouver, B.C., and will celebrate everything that makes NCAA baseball unique -- aluminum bats, intense action, and stadiums filled with school spirit and packed with passionate fans.

'Awaken' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 8:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Awaken, you play the role of William Thane, a middle-aged man down on his luck. You, along with six others, are trapped in an abandoned prison, held captive by a psychotic killer. You have until 6:00 am to find a way out, or you will all die. But there's one small catch: one of you is the killer (thanks Blues).

Various Game Trailers #647

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 8:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Stacked with Daniel Negreanu - Tips Trailer #1
  • Crazy Frog Racer - Trailer #2


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

'Starship Troopers' - English Demo #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 8:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Strangelite Studio, the game is based on the Starship Troopers movie in which you will take the role of an elite 'special forces' trooper in the Mobile Infantry spearheading the assault against thousands of intelligent enemy bugs, emulating the best scenes from the movie and a whole lot more! Empire has now released the English version of the Plasma Mountains demo (thanks 3DGamers).

'Codename: Panzers Phase Two' - v1.06 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 3:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As promised CDV and Stormregion have released a new downloadable content pack for Codename: Panzers, Phase Two. The content pack, which includes eight new multiplayer maps, key gameplay enhancements and many minor bugfixes. The patch included in the download brings the retail game to version 1.06 and will enhance gameplay and extend the Phase Two experience for fans of the game.

Dream Arcades Wants Your Old Xbox

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 3:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Thousands of Xboxes will be yanked from home entertainment centers around the world this holiday to make space for the new Xbox 360. Dream Arcades LLC wants to give them a new home … nice and cozy, resting inside a shiny new arcade kit from Dream Arcades.

'World Rally Championship' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 3:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Immerse yourself in the first officially licensed handheld FIA World Rally Championship game – packed full of exhilarating stages set in the toughest terrains the world has to offer. Experience the "in your face" thrills and spills of rally on the move – feel the speed, embrace the power, taste the mud!

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 2:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tomb Raider: Legend revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide. Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding as never before.

Microsoft Europe Reveals Xbox 360 Compatible Games

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 2:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week it was revealed that Microsoft currently has over 200 Xbox titles that are compatible and working on its next-gen X360 console. This only being the case for North American versions of the console, the list for other territories was not yet available. Earlier this week Japanese gamers got a huge disappointment with only 12 titles, and today Europeans picking up an Xbox 360 will be able to play over 150 Xbox titles. Remember this only works with the harddrive enabled system, not the cheap Core System, unless you upgrade. The process is made possible by software emulation, games will be playable in High Def. with antialiasing, which will be freely downloadable, burn on cd and insert in the X360, or install automatically through Xbox Live.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 1:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers will delve into a more mature, consistent fantasy universe that will appeal to fans of all fantasy genres. Heroes of Might & Magic V will benefit from the features and characteristics that established the success of the initial saga while offering a wealth of innovations such as a highly immersive scenario, a variety of appealing factions, modern 3D graphics, a revolutionary tactical combat system, and a story-based campaign mode.

'Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006' Kicks Off In Retail

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 1:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the North American release of Sports Interactive's Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006, a sports management simulation game that lets gamers control all team-related activities for their favorite professional soccer teams in the U.S. as well as 49 other countries around the world.

'Samurai Champloo' (PS2) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the hit television series running on Cartoon Network’s adult swim block, Samurai Champloo introduces a truly innovative fighting system that unleashes samurai hack-and-slash combos hinged on the hip hop soundtrack of the gamers’ choosing.

'Dogz' (GBA) Barking Away In Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 12:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that its GBA exclusive puppy simulation game Dogz has shipped to retail and will hit store shelves this week.

'Mage Knight: Destiny's Soldier' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announces Mage Knight: Destiny's Soldier, a turn-based strategy game for the NDS. Based on the miniature game from WizKids Games. True to the tabletop gaming franchise, Mage Knight: Destiny's Soldier will have players embark on an epic journey where they must gather, build and customize an army of their very own.

'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' (X360/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be introduced to the world of Ashan, the new setting for all future Might & Magic games. Ashan is a dark and unforgiving world, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by an apocalyptic prophecy: the Dark Messiah.

'SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars' Coming To North America

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aspyr Media today announced it has acquired the rights from JoWood to publish and distribute SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars in North America. In this seamless blend of RTS and RPG genres, SpellForce 2: Shadow Wars provides an environment full of surprises and challenges as the player takes on the role of the Avatar, (ev. together with his party of heroes) solving quests and overcoming obstacles in carefully crafted worlds.

'Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII' (Xbox) - 11 New Screens

by Judy on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII is an Xbox exclusive action-filled flight combat game internally developed by Ubisoft. From Western Europe to the Pacific, players test their air-combat skills as they experience the most famous battles of World War II. As a squadron leader, the player can fly up to 40 WWII aircraft in both single-player and multiplayer missions.

EA Ships Four Xbox 360 Launch Titles To Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced it has shipped its biggest launch line up of EA SPORTS titles to stores with four EA SPORTS branded games for the Xbox 360. FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup, Madden NFL 06, NBA LIVE 06 and Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 are all available for the new game system.

'Raiders of the Lost Casino' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 10:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A humorous action/adventure game about mysterious and adventuring journey of the young luckless hero. The attractive but rather down-on-his-luck young hero of the game gets into a scrap. But he's a hard nut to crack, and a series of misfortunes turn into jolly and sometimes exreme adventures.

'Kameo: Elements of Power' (X360) Gets Manga Comic Book Series

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 10:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prima Games today announced the upcoming release of a manga series based on Rare's Kameo: Elements of Power video game. A preview of the manga will appear in Kameo: Elements of Power -- Prima's Official Game Guide, releasing in mid-November. The four-page section will introduce the storyline and artistic style that the remainder of the series will follow.

'Phantasy Star Universe' (PS2/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Phantasy Star Universe is being developed for both the PS2 and the PC, offering two complete RPG experiences - a single-player action adventure spanning multiple planets, and a robust online multi-player component.

Dolby And Xbox 360 Team Up To Bring You Aural Pleasure

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dolby Laboratories announced today that the new Xbox 360 will support Dolby Digital surround sound for both games and movies. This next-generation game console includes both interactive Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound for game play, as well as Dolby Digital decoding for video playback.

'Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2' (NDS) Blasts Into Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced the company has shipped Dragon Ball Z: Supersonic Warriors 2, featuring explosive tag team battles, offering gamers the opportunity to experience high-speed fighting and providing them with an exclusive opportunity to uncover new DBZ plotlines.

'Walk of Game' Inductees Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Walk of Game today announced its list of 2006 inductees. John Carmack and Sid Meier were selected in the Lifetime Achievement category, and EverQuest, Final Fantasy, Lara Croft (Tomb Raider), and StarCraft received the top votes for favorite Games/Characters. Winners will be honored with a permanent 24"x24" customized steel star installed on the floors of Metreon, in downtown San Francisco. The official induction ceremony is currently set for Spring 2006.

'Legendo's The Three Musketeers' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Newly founded publisher-developer Legendo Entertainment announced today The Three Musketeers, where you play as one of the Three Musketeers. You, playing as Portos, famed member of the Musketeers, have to save the day in the first game ever based on the world-famous novel by Alexandre Dumas.

'Me and My Katamari' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco announced today that Me and My Katamari will be launching in North America and Europe (through EA Europe) in 2006 exclusively for the PSP. Me and My Katamari is the third installment in the Katamari series and delivers more of the simple and addictive game play enjoyed in Katamari Damacy and We Love Katamari, this time for the handheld platform.

'Peter Jackson's King Kong' (ALL) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that Peter Jackson’s King Kong is now available in stores. Delve deeper into the film experience through alternative viewpoints designed to immerse the player into the action and truly "feel" the tension of the adventure. Unprecedented Alternating Gameplay Battle for survival on Skull Island in first-person as Jack Driscoll AND experience the staggering power of King Kong in third-person taking on massive beasts.

'Crazy Frog Racer' (PS2/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 8:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has today announced that its latest PS2 and PC title, Crazy Frog Racer, has gone gold and is now set for release on both formats for early December 2005 in Europe.

'RTL Skispringen 2006' (PS2/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring 41 ski jump ramps including Worldcup venues, you can either compete or be a coach in one of three difficulties, or opt for management mode. After a hard-working day, you can also relax with the integrated Quiz Games with over 500 topical questions. RTL Skispringen 2006 will be in German stores November 17.

'SBK: Snowboard Kids DS' (NDS) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 2:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Snowboard Kids are back, sporting a new look and a brand new adventure?exclusively for the Nintendo DS! Play with up to 4 friends at a time with single-card download play while utilizing a multitude of special items and attacks during the race to win at any cost. SBK: Snowboard Kids is scheduled to ship this winter on the Nintendo DS.

'Gothic III' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions continues its successful cooperation with the German developer Piranha Bytes by publishing one of the most spectacular titles of the coming year: Gothic III, the third part of the legendary RPG saga. Check out the new screens...

'The Matrix Online' Gets In-Game Ads

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As part of Update 38 we will be introducing Massive in-game advertising to The Matrix Online, similar to what people experience in SOE's Planetside. Real-world ads will cycle to keep things fresh, and SOE is also looking into maybe allowing players to purchase ad space.

PSP Review - 'GTA: Liberty City Stories'

by Alanix on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The story of GTA: Liberty City Stories takes place 3 years before the events of GTA 3 and we find that our main character Toni Cipriani has returned from laying low for the past 4 years after taking out a rival mob boss for the Leone crime family. Having welcomed him back with open arms, the Don Salvatore Leone is putting Toni to back work under the watchful eye of Vincenzo Cilli, one of his most trusted capo’s.

'King Kong' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) Gets Hollywood Cast

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 1:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft and Universal Studios announced that Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts and Jack Black will appear via likeness and provide voice talent for the Peter Jackson's King Kong videogame. Academy Award winner Adrien Brody has also lent his voice talent to the game.

PS2/Xbox Review - 'Heroes of the Pacific'

by Bill Lange on Nov. 17, 2005 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Heroes of the Pacific puts players at the controls of the fiercest fighter planes of WWII, in an era where dog-fighting and aerial combat skill meant the difference between victory or defeat for the U.S. Navy. With an intense storyline spanning over 30 missions, players will participate in large scale pivotal battles against Japanese forces at historic locations like Midway Island, Iwo Jima, the Coral Sea and Guadalcanal.