U.S. Air Force Making Computer-Based War Games

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 10:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The U.S. Air Force has engaged Stottler Henke Associates to develop a software toolkit called WarCon that for the first time will enable instructors, rather than programmers, to create content for computer-based war games.

'Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War' - v1.41 Full Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 7:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has now released the full v1.41 patch for Relic's 3D RTS Dawn Of War/Winter Assault, adding unit balancing, interface enhancements, some optimizations and bug fixes. This version does NOT require the previous v1.40 patch to be installed (thanks Relicnews). Read more for detailed fix list and download links...

Nintendo Revolution Unveiling at E3 2006?

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 5:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo's PR machine got into gear today with an early bird special, mark May 9, 2006 in your calendar as Nintendo will unveil the Nintendo Revolution. That particular day is of importance because that is the annual day when Nintendo has its pre-e3 conference at the Kodak Theatre (home of the Academy Awards), on Hollywood Blvd, kickoff at 9:30 a.m. Hopefully we'll get to see more than just a mockup, and a tv remote.

Various Game Trailers #654

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 4:39 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 :

  • Phantasy Star Universe [PS2/PC] - Japan Trailer
  • Prey - G4 TV Trailer
  • Prince of Persia The Two Thrones [ALL] - Dev. Diary #5


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

Ex-Blizzard Employees Form Hyboreal Games

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 3:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A few months back it was revealed Blizzard closed down the Blizzard North office, responsible for the Diablo franchise. While people were given other opportunities inside Blizzard, several decided to venture out. Hyboreal Games is founded by Diablo developers and former Blizzard employees Eric Sexton, Michio Okamura, and Steven Woo, and several others are said to join them shortly. While details are completely non-existent, their current, and first, project is Starfall.

'The Sims 2' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 1:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced that the The Sims 2 has gone gold for the PSP and will be on store shelves by December 15th. The full 3D world allows gamers to take their Sims through the adventures of Strangetown with five brand new neighborhoods and 20 unique locations custom-built, as well as wireless multiplayer.

'FIFA Manager 06' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 12:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released the first patch for FIFA Manager 06, previously known as Total Club Manager 2006. This update brings your French, German or English retail game to v1.1 and addresses a slew of fixes, enhacements, and gameplay tweaks (thanks Blues). Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A direct conversion of the arcade fighting game, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max is enhanced with additional original content specifically designed for the portable system including Wi-Fi functionality and extra gameplay modes.

'GTR: FIA GT Racing Game' - v1.5 Update Patch/Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Simbin has released a new patch for the German edition of their racing game GTR: FIA GT Racing Game. The update 1.5 also offers multiplayer stability for all European editions of the game, as well as a dedicated server. Read more for details ...

'Hunting Unlimited 3' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Valusoft has released a demo for SCS Software's latest hunting game Hunting Unlimited 3, playable for 60 minutes, including the full content of the game which you can unlock when you purchase a license key (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Tales of Legendia' (PS2) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tales of Legendia will offer fantastic 3D graphics, dynamic battle scenes and an emotionally-charged storyline. Additionally, Tales of Legendia features a unique cast of characters designed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the Japanese artist acclaimed for his amazing animation sequences in Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

Playstation 3 Also To Use Parental Controls

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After previously Nintendo and Microsoft already announced that they would be integrating parental controls in their nextgen console, Sony has become the latest of the video game console makers to join the ranks to help parents restrict their children's access to violent video games.

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 8:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Announced earlier today, Warhammer: Mark of Chaos, developed by Black Hole Entertainment, is a revolutionary real-time strategy game set in the renowned Warhammer world, featuring epic battles within massive landscapes, while offering an astounding level of detail, from a bird's eye view down to the insignias on a warrior's armor.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (PS2/Xbox) Sweepstakes Start Today

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 8:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

By simply playing Battlefield 2: Modern Combat online From November 28th through December 28th you could win $1,000! Enter the "Join the Battlefield" Daily Drawing Sweepstakes by using the online features within your Battlefield 2: ModernCombat game. To enter, simply log-in and play the game using the Xbox Live service or the PS2 online service. You may also enter without playing the game (and get a complete list of rules) by logging on to www.battlefield.ea.com.

'Kingdom of Paradise' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 8:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kingdom of Paradise, known in Europe as Key of Heaven, begins with Shinbu, a young boy residing in a village near the Gate of Seiryu, earning his living as a hired bodyguard for travelers visiting the area. Playing as Shinbu, use your deadly swordsmanship skills to avenge your clan's decimation and restore the balance of powers across the land.

'GT Legends' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 8:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. 10tacle has released a new patch bringing your retail game to v1.1 and mainly addressing the multiplayer part of the game, adding 36 online player support, network code stability improved etc.

'Indigo Prophecy' - WinXP 64 Bit Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 8:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has released a new patch for the European edition of Quantic Dreams' action/adventure Indigo Prophecy, aka Fahrenheit. This update adds support for Windows XP 64 bit, there are no additional details available. Read more for download links ...

'Monster House' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Judy on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 7:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced it has been named interactive game licensee for Columbia Pictures' highly anticipated digitally rendered live action feature Monster House, from award-winning executive producers Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg. The Monster House video games are slated for release in conjunction with the film in Summer 2006.

'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 5:09 a.m. PST | 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.

'Burnout Revenge' (X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 4:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout Revenge slams into the Xbox 360 with a suite of new online features set to define next-generation automotive anarchy, jaw-dropping high-definition graphics and the retina-searing speed that the Burnout series is famous for.

'Breath of Fire 3' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 4:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The last of an extinct race, one with unimaginable powers. Ryu is a dormant dragon, awakened by miners, transformed into an innocent child. Now, as an outcast from society, Ryu must remember his fiery past and regain his powers so he can fulfil his epic destiny...

Frogster Brings 'Adrenalin' To Germany - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 4:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

German publisher has signed a publishing agreement with 1C Comapny to bring its racing game Adrenalin to Germany, scheduled for release on March 31, 2006. Adrenalin is a game that successfully blends the genres of thrilling adrenalin-pumping racing and an economic management sim. The aim of a player is to not only become the fastest driver around, but to be a talented manager as well.

'Back to Gaya: The Adventures of Zino and Boo' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 4:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gaya is the paradise setting of an animated tv show, in which Boo and Zino as a rule win the quarrels with the nasty Snurks. But one day the mad professor N. Icely wants to bring disaster on Gaya through abducting the Dalamite into reality.

'Ankh' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 3:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ankh is a point and click adventure game in development over at German Deck 13. You play as Assil, a young Egyptian man in trouble, making his way through treacherous Cairo, avoiding evil Pharaohs, crocodiles and assassins, to lift his own death curse.

'Paradise City' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 2:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Paradise City, developer Sirius Games, formerly known as Media Mobsters, the player takes on the role of a young ambitious gangster with the single goal of becoming the most successful and influential criminal in the entire city.

PS2 Review - 'Guitar Hero'

by Joe Keiser on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Guitar Hero combines the best of rhythm game action with classic American music. The game puts you at center stage of your very own rock band, featuring unique characters, a selection of Gibson electric guitars to play and concert venues that grow in size as your music career progress. The title includes over 30 licensed rock songs including tracks originally made famous by such artists as Ozzy Osbourne, David Bowie, Boston, Sum 41, Audioslave, White Zombie, Franz Ferdinand, and The Ramones.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Gears of War'

by Matt Mefford on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 12:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Blending the best of tactical action games with the best of survival horror titles, Gears of War is the first game developed by Epic Games exclusively for Microsoft Game Studios and Xbox 360. "Gears of War" thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing story of humankind's epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet.

PS2 Review - 'The Warriors'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 28, 2005 @ 12:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

New York City, 1979. A battle on the streets of New York. The armies of the night number 60,000 strong, and tonight they’re all after The Warriors -- a street gang wrongly accused of killing a rival gang leader. The Warriors must make their way from one end of New York to their turf on the other side of the city. All that stands between The Warriors and their survival are 20 miles and thousands of street gang members.