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'Ballerium' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 9:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ballerium now celebrates its 30th beta round and everybody is invited to try MMO-RTS Ballerium for free, no strings attached, no credit card required, and no ads displayed. Having gone through possibly the largest list of hurdles, including Majorem (the developer) running out of money several times, Ballerium seem to gain better appreciation from its testers now than it did before. As a result, the developers now decided to let anyone onto the servers on a fully open beta, create an account and register.

Various Game Trailers #649

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 8:17 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 :

  • Spellforce 2 - RTS Trailer
  • TOCA Race Driver 3 - Trailer #3
  • PaperMan - Promo Trailer
  • Prince of Persia Revelations [PSP] - Trailer


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

'Battlefield 2' - v1.12 Win32 Unranked Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 6:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In preparation for the upcoming Battlefield 2 v1.12 update, EA/DICE has released the latest Non-Ranked Server file. This server file supports all eight new maps and incorporates a few fixes and tweaks. Read more for download links ...

'Metalheart: Replicants Rampage' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 4:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Metalheart: Replicants Rampage provides a strong sci-fi story with intriguing cyberpunk influences, sophisticated turn-based combat, random quest generator with the unbelievable tasks variations, a complex character parameter system, and plenty of other wonders to make hardcore RPG fans amazed. Dreamcatcher has released a new patch bringing any international version of the game to v1.2. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Space Empires V' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 4:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Space Empires V is the latest edition in the Space Empires series. This new chapter completely updates the user interface, and takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Watch space battles play out in glorious detail with realistic effects. Expand, Explore, Exploit, and Exterminate in a huge, living, breathing galaxy.

'Space Empires IV' - v1.94 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 4:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Space Empires IV the gamer rule the entire universe. A Galactic Emperor must discover new planets to colonize, encourage scientific discovery and economic development, and put down the occasional rebellion. Strategy First has released a new patch for Space Empires IV, which brings your Original, Deluxe or Gold edition to v1.94.

Mad Catz Launches Xbox 360 Accessories

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 3:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mad Catz today launched an extensive line of products for Microsoft Xbox 360. The line-up includes the much anticipated Xbox 360 GamePads and Xbox 360 NFL Removable Faceplates, both officially licensed by Microsoft, in addition to the MC2 Racing Wheel, HeadCom Pro, High Definition Component Cable, S-AV Cable, Digital Audio Cable and Extension Cable for the Xbox 360 System.

Xbox 360 Hot Sales Item on eBay

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Xbox 360 goes on sale tonight at midnight, and gamers are expected to be waiting in line to get them. But, as of this morning, nearly 3,000 of the hot new game consoles are currently available for pre-sale on eBay. Over the past two weeks on eBay, nearly 9,000 Xbox 360 units have been pre-sold at an Average Sold Price of nearly $550, reflecting a frenzy of bidding. Many of the pre-sold units are bundled with game cartridges (retailing at $50-$60) and accessories.

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 1:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tripwire Interactive today announced a new World War II PC game, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. Tripwire will deliver its award-winning first person shooter via Steam, Valve's online content delivery system. The original Red Orchestra won Nvidia's "$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal" contest. Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 is a standalone follow-up, built on Epic's Unreal 2.5 EngineTM, that introduces new gameplay and features.

'Disgaea 2' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 1:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Disgaea 2 is the sequel to Nippon Ichi 2003 RPG hit title Disgaea: Hour of Darkness. While no information about a European or North American released is available, Disgaea 2 is scheduled for release in Japan February 2006. Until we do get more concrete details, these rather small screens & trailer will have to do ...

State of Texas Sues Sony Over Music CD Spyware

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The state of Texas sued Sony music label BMG under its new anti-spyware law, saying Sony's anti-piracy XCP technology used on music CDs leaves huge security holes on consumers' computers. The music CD automatically installed a copy-protection program when discs were put into a PC, to restrict the user from copying a single cd more than three times. Online webuser discovered that the application, and its subsequent removal tool, left computers wide open for virus attacks. After a storm of criticism, Sony recalled the discs last week.

Infinium Labs President Calls it Quits

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 9:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infinium Labs announced today that its president and CEO Kevin Bachus has left the company to pursue other opportunities. Greg Koler has been appointed as interim CEO, president, chief financial officer and director.

'Frankie Dettori Racing' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frankie Dettori Racing, aka Melbourne Cup Challenge, is Sidhe Interactive's new horse racing videogame based around legendary jockey Frankie Dettori.

'Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Invades Retail Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 8:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

One of mankind's greatest undertakings - the Allied invasion of Europe - launches anew today as BattleBorne Entertainment and SouthPeak Interactive announced that Combat Elite: WWII Paratroopers has shipped to North American retail stores, providing players a unique option in historic military games via its third-person view and intuitive interface.

'Hitman: Blood Money' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Online Ranking System

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 8:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive today announced the Hitman Online Ranking System (H.O.R.S.) for the new Hitman: Blood Money title. By placing the ranking system online players now have the opportunity to truly compare and compete against both friends and adversaries on a regional and worldwide stage

'The Matrix: Path of Neo' - European Update Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 8:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Matrix: Path of Neo will enable players to actually play as Neo, the central character, and relive his most important and memorable scenarios from the complete film trilogy, including the original film, The Matrix. Atari has finally released the European version of the first patch, addressing various graphical issues, translation problems and more ..

'Crazy Duck Hunter' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 3:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dutch publishers Xing Interactive proudly announce in co-operation with Twinno Software from Sweden the release of Crazy Duck Hunter. This is a realistic Duck Hunting game which enables you to blast away at Ducks in real time 3D fashion in order to feed your virtual family.

'World Cyber Games' 2005 Grand Final Comes To An End

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 1:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It is curtains down as the World Cyber Games (WCG) 2005 Grand Final drew to a thrilling finale today. USA emerged as the top cyber gaming nation with a grand total of two gold medals and a silver medal after five days of intense tournaments, entertaining cultural events and exciting fringe activities.

PC Review - 'Quake 4'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Quake 4 the Strogg are quickly regrouping, however the Strogg’s planetary defenses still destroyed, Earth's forces can deliver a full and final assault. This time, you're not alone. You are Matthew Kane, an elite member of Rhino Squad, and part of Earth’s next invasion wave. An army of soldiers are fighting with you and an arsenal of weapons and vehicles are at your disposal in this heroic and epic battle between worlds.

Dimension Films Signs On For 'Dead or Alive' Movie Adaptation

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 1:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dimension Films has sealed a deal to acquire North American distribution rights to the vidgame-based action pic Dead or Alive by The Transporter helmer Corey Yuen, which will be shot in China starting next fall. Devon Aoki, Sarah Carter, Natassia Malthe, Matthew Marsden, Jaime Pressly, Eric Roberts and Holly Valance star in the adaptation. Dimension recently also signed on with Crystal Sky Pictures to produce Castlevania.

'Ashes: Two Worlds Collide' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ashes: Two Worlds Collide is a single player cRPG built on the philosophy of old classics, yet featuring more modern 3d graphics. Ashes is strongly inspired by three milestones of RPG history: Ultima VII, Drakkhen and Demon's Winter: we're trying to replicate the exploration, atmosphere and compelling plots of such classics while adding some brand new ingredients to form our own unique game.

PS2 Review - 'Gretzky NHL '06'

by Thomas Leaf on Nov. 21, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Gretzky NHL '06, incorporating the new NHL rules, presents the all-new Wayne vs. Wayne Mode, fully playable AHL teams with almost 600 exclusively licensed AHL players, enhancements to team AI, and other new gameplay features to create the perfect blend of authentic hockey and arcade-style gameplay.