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Matrix Games Signs 'World War II Online: Battleground Europe'

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 9:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Playnet are very proud to announce a partnership to bring the new World War II Online: Battleground Europe to North America for the first time via the Matrix Games digital download system. Take control of a soldier fighting in World War II in a persistent massive multiplayer world of first-person combat with infantry, tanks, planes and ships.

'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!' - Update Patch #1 No Longer Available

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 7:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked! the park guests will catch rays and ride the waves on more than fifty new rides and coasters including super- splash flume rides, massive water slides, wave pools and more. Atari has released a patch for RCT3 Soaked! bringing it in line with the recent Wild! expansion pack, including some features like custom billboards and tunnels etc, as well as optimizing RCT3's first expansion pack.

Various Game Trailers #656

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 7:06 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 :

  • Hammer & Sickle - Trailer
  • Pursuit Force [PSP] - Trailer
  • Grand Raid Offroad [X360/PC] - Trailer


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

'Day of Defeat Source' And 'Rag Doll Kung Fu' Get Steamy Update #33

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 6:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update for its online delivery system Steam. This release updates the DoD:Source with the previously announced new map dod_argentan, and Rag Doll Kung Fu gets fixed up so you can now play past the second level transition. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'Rainbow Six: Lockdown' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 4:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Team Rainbow is called into action and unfamiliar territory to battle a bioterrorist threat but are personally targeted by an evil terrorist organization. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown will ship worldwide in early 2006 for the PC, until then, read more for some new PC screens ...

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' - 13 New Screens

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

The Chronicles of Spellborn is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Khaeon Games, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, Spellborn uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine. The closed beta test is currently underway, more people will be allowed to join in the coming months.

Next 'Battlefield 2' Patch Already In The Works

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 3:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A Battlefield 2 community update reveals that EA/DICE are keeping up the BF2 patch works. "We wanted to let you know that we're already hard at work on a post 1.12 update. While we can't go into details about it, yet, rest assured that we're checking the forums, listening to our customer support teams and working hard on the features that YOU'VE asked for. As soon as we can give more concrete details, we will. Just know that we're all 100% into making Battlefield 2 the very best that it can be."

'Half Life 2: Aftermath' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 2:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Half Life 2: Aftermath will pick up where the original left off and, as has been rumored for a while, will feature an all-new story line with the focus on Alyx, although not necessarily alongside Gordon Freeman. While no release date has been set, strong indications are that it may only be available through Valve's online delivery system, Steam.

'Dead or Alive 4' (X360) Release Date Gets Pushed Back ... Again

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 12:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

If the "three strikes and you're out" rule would apply to games, DoA4 would be dead before arrival. Initially scheduled as an X360 launch title on November 22nd, it was slightly delayed for a week until December 1st, then another week, and now it seems online retailers have postponed Tecmo's brawler for another seven days until December 14. DOA4 features online capabilities via Xbox Live, new interactive stages, an all-star lineup of old and new favorite characters, and the most complex countering system yet.

'Dark Horizons: Lore Invasion' - v2.0.2 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 11:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MaxGaming has released an updated demo for its mecha MMO game Dark Horizons: Lore Invasion, where the player’s stats will affect the outcome of the war and ultimately write the history of the Dark Horizons universe. This demo features a Team Deathmatch map, an Assault level titled Sector 2, and a Capture the Core map called Crash Site in a choice of four mechs on either side (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Rush for Berlin' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rush for Berlin is a tactical real time strategy game, set on the European battlefields of World War II, during 1944-45. The player's goal; to capture the German capital, as either the British/US/French alliance or the Red army of the Soviet Union.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (ALL) Developer Chat

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft is giving fans a chance to chat with some of the developers working on the PC and Xbox 360 editions of its upcoming action game Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. Both chats will be held on different days, people interested in the PC version should get ready December 1st, while X360 fans get their chance a few days later on December 7. Read more for info on the who, what and where ...

'Supreme Commander' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 11:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Gas Powered Games for its RTS game Supreme Commander. Chris Taylor is known for his work with Total Annihilation under Cave Dog, and Supreme Commander will mark his return to a genre that he helped popularize.

'College Hoops 2K6' (PS2) Dribbles Into Stores

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced today that College Hoops 2K6 for the PS2 is now available in stores across North America. College Hoops 2K6, Xbox edition shipped last week, delivers the most exciting new features, fast-paced hardwood action and all the tradition and competitive spirit of NCAA college basketball.

'Rumble Roses XX' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The follow-up to last year's smash hit female wrestling video game, Rumble Roses XX for the Xbox 360 will feature a full lineup of incredible looking wrestlers along with all-new moves, gameplay modes, tag team action and online play. Some new, but tiny, images and trailer.

'Pursuit Force' (PSP) Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already available in Europe, SCEA announced today Spring 2006 release for its PSP exclusive action game Pursuit Force, bringing Hollywood-style movie action to life by delivering high-speed vehicle chases and thrilling shootouts, all in the quest for justice.

'Gothic III' Coming To North America

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aspyr Media today announced it has acquired the rights from JoWood to publish and distribute Gothic III in North America. As the third part of this globally successful role-playing saga, Gothic III offers players a nonlinear, open-ended role-playing game with an enthralling story that presents an extremely detailed simulation of nature and human behavior.

'SiN Episodes: Emergence' - 4 Screens

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

SiN Episodes features the highly anticipated return of Elexis Sinclaire, the world's most dangerous and seductive biochemist, and the only man who stands in her way, John R. Blade. The sworn enemies face off in Freeport City, a near-future mixture of San Francisco, Tokyo and New York, all set inside the unrestricted SiN universe. If you are interested, there's a new fan-submitted questions interview.

'MX vs. ATV Unleashed' (PSP/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 8:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced the franchise that redefined the off-road genre will debut for handheld and PC when MX vs. ATV Unleashed: On the Edge comes to the PSP and MX vs. ATV Unleashed ships for PC.

'Kingdom Hearts II' (PS2) - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 4:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kingdom Hearts II follows Sora, Donald, and Goofy on their continuing quest to find their friends and King Mickey. Sora and friends are joined by a vibrant new cast of characters, including the king himself! In the effort to help Mulan and stop the villain Hades' devious plots, they will encounter countless dangers both familiar and brand-new.

'Pinball Hall of Fame' (PSP) - 47 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 4:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pinball Hall of Fame for the PSP features a compilation of 11 of Gottlieb's greatest tables recreated in a 3D environment, authentic visuals and sound effects takes players back in time to when pinball machines ruled the arcades.

Playstation 2 Reaches 100 Million Units Sold Milestone

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 3:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEI announced today that cumulative worldwide shipment of PS2s had reached 100 million units, within 5 years and 9 months since its launch in Japan in March 2000. Previous record was set by PSOne which reached the same mark in 9 years and 6 months since launch, thus making the PS2 3 years ahead of schedule.

Epiphany Games Working on Xbox 360 MMO

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epiphany Games are inviting Xbox and X360 gamers worldwide to participate in a series of surveys that will be released in the coming months on a regular basis. A new survey will be published every month to offer console gamers the chance to add their input into developing an MMORPG.

NIMF Protests Cannibalism in Video Games

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

This is starting to get boring! This holiday season, NIMF says it has found a bloody new wrinkle to hate: cannibalism. Compiling a list of 12 titles to avoid, F.E.A.R. and Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse are apparently their latest targets. Sen. Joe Lieberman says cannibalism is dangerous to your children's health. Really?

'East Front' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

East Front is a high-tech first-person 3D shooter, which takes place in an alternate universe where the fascist Germany won in the Second World War. A soldier of the German Resistance, Karl Stolz, turns out to be involved in the deadly play of mysterious powers, and at stake is control over the entire world.

PS2 Preview - 'Knights of the Temple II'

by Alicia on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

In Knights of the Temple 2 players will join the ultimate battle of Paul de Raque, Grand Master of the Order of the Temple and hero of the first game, and the forces of Hell. Travelling the lands and kingdoms of 13th century Europe, Paul must unveil the secret of three mysterious ancient artefacts and fight the demon armies attacking our world.

'Neuro Hunter' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 2:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Neuro Hunter is a cyberprunk action/role playing game with a versatile story consisting of 36 main and 6 side quests, and you will have the possibility to construct new objects from collected items as well as cyberbattles in the matrix. This demo allows you to try out the beginning of the game where you explore an underground mining base.

'Diabolik' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 2:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After the exciting and fascinating Druuna, the amusing adventures of Tommy & Oscar and the famous detective of impossible Martin Mystere, Artematica are pleased to announce that one of the most renowned, historic and highly successful comics character ever, Diabolik, will soon become the protagonist of a new video game.

PSP Review - 'X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 1:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

X-Men Legends II introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse's grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments—from the Madri Temple to Egypt.

PS2 Review - 'Call of Duty 2: Big Red One'

by Bill Lange on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Call of Duty 2: Big Red One, players experience the adrenaline rush and harsh realities of war as never before. As a part of America’s most decorated and heroic fighting unit, The Big Red One, players work together with their squad to accomplish a variety of land, see and air combat missions spanning North Africa, Italy and Nazi-occupied Western Europe.

'Star Chamber: The Harbinger Saga' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 30, 2005 @ 1:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Worlds Apart Productions has released the final information on what will be contained in The Harbinger Saga expansion of Star Chamber. Star Chamber is a highly acclaimed strategic trading card game set in a sci-fi themed universe, melding card and strategy gaming into a whole new experience!