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'Sid Meier's Civilization IV' - v1.09 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 9:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After being released and revoked right away Firaxis has released the proper patch for Sid Meier's Civilization IV. This update brings your retail game to v1.09 and addresses some game bugs & crashes, multiplayer issues, better load times, optmizations and various game tweaks. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers #650

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 9:10 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 :

  • Rogue Galaxy - Gameplay Trailer


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

'Quake IV' - Single/Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 6:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software has released a demo for Quake 4 allowing you to try out Raven Software's sci-fi FPS, offering a single-player mission from the beginning of the game where you battle with Rhino Squad to clear a landing zone for the main earth forces, and also 2 multiplayer maps (The Fragging Yard, and The Fragging Yard 1v1). Read more for download links ...

Fatal1ty Wins 2005 CPL World Tour Final

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 5:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fans were enthralled last night as 24-year old Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel walked off the stage $150,000 richer and carrying the title, greatest videogames player in the world, after besting all 32 finalists in a round of Painkiller matches at the 2005 Cyberathlete Professional League's (CPL) $1,000,000 World Tour Final.

'Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic' - v1.4 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 5:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take 2/Gathering no longer seems to be supporting its fantasy strategy game AoW: Shadow Magic so the community went to work and has released a new, unofficial, patch. This patch requires v1.3 to be installed and adds 4 new maps (2 sp, 2 mp) as well as fixing several crashes, but mostly unit and balance tweaking. Read more for details and download links ...

'Daemon Vector' (Xbox/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 4:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Daemon Vector is an action RPG featuring gothic-styled slashing combat as a sinister strain of the Black Plague has brought to life Medieval Europe's decaying dead. German publisher Frogster announced that Daemon Vector has gone gold and will be in German stores December 8.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' Racial Skills & Abilities - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 4:01 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.

'The Battle for Middle-earth II' Beta Test Starts In December

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 3:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA revealed that the BFME II closed multiplayer beta test will start early December and people who pre-ordered the game will be able to join mid-December, and will run up until the game’s ship date. Details aren't finalized yet but the multiplayer beta test will include multiple factions and maps. The beta test pre-order program will start tomorrow November 24. A downloadable single-player demo featuring skirmish battles against the computer AI will be released at some point before the game ships.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3, players will embody Captain Scott Mitchell as he commands the Ghosts and Special Forces allies equipped with the IWS in the quest to save the president of the United States, recover stolen nuclear codes and eliminate a vicious band of renegade soldiers hell-bent on unleashing catastrophe.

'Championship Manager 2006' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 1:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by London-based Beautiful Game Studios (BGS), the all-new Championship Manager 2006 offers a wide range of innovative new features and is the most realistic version to date, offering the player a true taste of football management.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II takes place in the distant future, when mankind has become a space-faring civilization and must contend with other extraterrestrial powers for domination of the galaxy. The sequel is a true evolution for the series, with rethought fundamentals and exciting new changes.

'Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit' Launches In Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts and Sony Online Entertainment today announced that the Star Wars Galaxies Starter Kit has shipped to retailers. The Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit includes both the land and space games, an exclusive X-wing or TIE fighter, and a one-month subscription to the game for new accounts.

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 11:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons Online will provide players with the definitive online "Dungeons & Dragons" experience, complete with dramatic dungeon crawling, terrifying monster combat and challenging puzzles, character advancement and guild-based power struggles.

'Prince of Persia The Two Thrones' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 11:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that Prince of Persia The Two Thrones has gone gold. Pre-order the PS2 and Xbox versions of PoP The Two Thrones and get the official PoP trilogy soundtrack for free. The soundtrack includes music from The Sands of Time, Warrior Within, and The Two Thrones, along with a color artbook pamphlet and bonus downloads.

'F.E.A.R.' - v1.02 SDK & Win32/Linux Server Files Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

F.E.A.R. is an intense first person close-quarters combat experience with rich atmosphere and an engaging, paranormal horror storyline. The F.E.A.R. SDK (Software Development Kit) allows player to create their own custom content for both single and multiplayer aspects of F.E.A.R. The long awaited Win32 & Linux dedicated server files are now also available. Read more for download links ...

'SpellForce: The Order of Dawn' Platinum Edition - Launch Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aspyr has released an patch for the Platinum Edition of Phenomic's RTS/RPG game SpellForce: the Order of Dawn. This patch fixes a problem that prevents the game from being launched. Read more for download links ...

'Real Time Conflict: Shogun Empires' (NDS) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco today announced that Real Time Conflict: Shogun Empires, an original real-time strategy game for the NDS, has shipped to North American retail outlets. Set during the chaos of feudal Japan, the game lets players create their own army of unique units and lead them to battlefield victory using a unique and intuitive touch screen control scheme.

'Space Hack' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Meridian has released a demo for Rebelmind's RPG Space Hack, known in Europe as Maximus XV Abraham Strong: Space Mercenary. The single-player demo plays out the first three levels of the game introducing you to the world of Space Hack. Read more for download links ...

'Hammer & Sickle' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A unique mix of turn-based and role-play, Hammer & Sickle is a brand-new gaming experience. The dizzying array of tactical solutions for each situation is greatly deepened by the fully destructible environments - while an open mission structure and the non-linear story put you in complete control of the game world.

'College Hoops 2K6' (Xbox) Dribbles Into Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced today that College Hoops 2K6 for the Xbox is now available at retailers across North America, delivering the most realistic collegiate experience yet, featuring an enhanced Legacy mode, underclassmen recruiting, high school camps, virtual coaches and an unprecedented five in-game commentators.

'American Conquest: Divided Nation' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Experience the American Civil War and key events immediately prior to and following the conflict that changed the United States. In Divided Nation, players take on multiple roles in 19th century America, including Civil War General, pirate commander and militia leader in the Texas War of Independence.

White Birds Productions Working On Two Adventure Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A community developer chat on Adventure Europe with Michel Bams, one of White Birds Productions' founders, reveals that besides Paradise, Beniot Sokal's studio is working on an additional two titles, "Sinking Island" and "Aquarica." Sinking Island is a dark detective adventure story, set on a tropical paradise, at a millionaire's hotel a crime is commited, and while the island seems to be sinking for unknown reasons, you have to find out who did it. Aquarica is still in the early stages of development but will have full 3D graphics and be a tie in with a movie.

'Sid Meier's Civilization IV' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sid Meier's Civilization IV expands on the beloved gameplay of its predecessors with countless new gameplay changes and improvements, including religion, great people and for the first time in the Civilization series, a full 3D engine. 2K Games has released a demo for Firaxis' Civ IV allowing you to try out a tutorial and a 100 turn demo level (thanks GameDemos). Read more for download links ...

GarageGames Releases New 'Torque Game Engine'

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GarageGames announced the release of the new Torque Game Engine (TGE), version 1.4, featuring hundreds of technology enhancements, from improved work flow and tutorials, to localization support and editor updates.

'Xbox 360: Zero Hour' Launch Event Photos

by Matt Mefford on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Xbox 360: Zero Hour launch event came to a close yesterday, where thousands of gamers from around the world were invited to make the pilgrimage to a hangar in Palmdale, California to witness the dawning of the next generation of gaming. While we were there we snapped a few photos from the setup inside the hangar, later on we will have updated Gears of War impressions, as well as several interviews with Epic, Capcom etc...

'Faces of War' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A few weeks ago Ubisoft announced that it will publish Faces of War (previously known as Outfront II), a World War II squad-based, RTS game developed by Best Way, the people behind Soldiers: Heroes of World War II. Read more for additional details ..

PSP Review - 'Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex'

by Agustin on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 1:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In a world without borders, terrorism knows no limits. Section 9 is back to give the cyber-terrorists a run for their money. Play as different members of Section 9 to solve the latest terrorist threat. Use Motoko’s agility, Batou’s strength, Togusa’s stealth or Saito’s sniper skills to investigate the mysteries of Berutarbe.

PC Review - 'Call of Duty 2'

by Keith Durocher on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Call of Duty 2 is an all new epic title which delivers an unparalleled portrayal of the chaos and intensity that was World War II. CoD 2 is powered by a proprietary new engine featuring striking new visuals, advanced A.I. technology, the most realistic squad combat and explosive action in new historic campaigns.

Kylotonn Terminates 'Bet on Soldier' Publishing Agreement with Digital Jesters

by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2005 @ 12:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kylotonn announces that it has terminated the distributing and publishing agreement Digital Jesters due to non-payment and breaches of contract perpetrated by the Digital Jesters management. Kylotonn owns Bet on Soldier and will shortly arrange a new agreement with another publisher for this title in the UK and in the US.