'RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Soaked!' - US Update Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 11:59 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.

'Full Auto' (X360) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 6:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Combine fully-automatic, weapon-equipped vehicles with highly detailed and interactive urban environments and you have Full Auto, the most destructive racing action ever experienced in a video game. This racer allows players to choose from a wide selection of unique vehicle designs and arm them with any combination of machine guns, cannons, and other deadly weapons.

'Darwinia' Now Available Through Steam

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 5:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Introversion's Darwinia is now available to gamers worldwide via Steam for just $19.95. Darwinia is a captivating mix of multiple genres including real-time strategy, arcade, and puzzle games. A demo can also be downloaded through Valve's Steam service.

'Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria' - v1.03 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 5:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Infinite Interactive's has released a new patch for its strategy title Warlords IV: Heroes of Etheria. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.03 and addresses a slew of tweaks to units, warlords, spells and more, as well as bug fixes, AI improvements, and several new features, such as the Warlord editor. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Various Game Trailers #667

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 4:16 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 :

  • Brothers In Arms - History Channel Promo
  • War on Terror - Trailer #2
  • Rugby 06 [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer
  • Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII [PS2] - Trailer


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

NCSoft and Marvel Settle SuperHero Lawsuit

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 1:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Marvel Entertainment, NCsoft, NC Interactive, and Cryptic Studios are pleased to announce today that they have amicably settled all claims brought by Marvel and all claims brought by NCsoft, NC Interactive, Inc. and Cryptic Studios, Inc.

'Tales of Legendia' (PS2) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 1:26 p.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.

November Video Game Sales Continue to Fall

by Judy on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 1:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Video game sales dropped 18 percent to nearly $700 million, as consumers saved and waited for the launch of Microsoft's next-generation Xbox 360 gaming console and as overall hardware unit sales dropped.

'Neverend' - v1.1 German Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 12:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Frogster has released the first patch for Mayhem Studios' fantasy RPG Neverend, bringing your German retail game to v1.1 and addressing a few bug and crashes as well as some enemy AI issues.

'Wik: Fable of Souls' (X360) Now On Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft announced today that Reflexive Entertainment's action / adventure game Wik: Fable of Souls is now available for download from Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360.

'Grandia III' (PS2) Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 11:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed a few weeks ago, Square Enix announced today that its PS2 exclusive Grandia III will be released stateside in February. Grandia III draws gamers into a wondrous world with an innovative battle system and uplifting story about the freedom in controlling one’s own destiny.

'The Sacred Rings' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 11:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sacred Rings, sequel to Aura: Fate of the Ages, is an epic graphic adventure in a dark fantastical world of magic and intrigue…

Midway Shuts Down Australian Development Studio Ratbag

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Is it just me or is there something wrong with Midway these days. After it closed down Stainless Steel only a few weeks ago, it seems they have shut down yet another, recently acquired, development studio. Midway Australia, formerly know as Ratbag, was bought by Midway earlier this year, and rumors has it that it has closed down. What is to come of the several titles that were in development is not know at this point and Midway has not yet replied to our inquiries.

UPDATESeems Midway also closed its San Diego studio, responsible for the just released Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows

'Rome: Total War' & 'Barbarian Invasion' - v1.5/v1.6 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has released a new patch for Creative Assembly's 3D RTS Rome: Total War, as well as its Barbarian Invasion expansion pack. This update brings your original RTW retail game to v1.5, expansion to v1.6, and adds several improvements & bug fixes to the campaign, and battle mode. Both the patches are valid for

'Splinter Cell Double Agent' (ALL) Officially Named - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Not really much of a surprise but, today Ubisoft announced that its fouth Splinter Cell game will officially be called Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent. Read more for screens and the first official trailer...

Codemasters Signs Agreement With AT&T For MMO Hosting

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters' online gaming division has selected AT&T Inc. to host the company's first wave of online gaming platforms starting with D&D Online: Stormreach and RF Online.

'Keepsake' - German v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frogster has released a new patch for Wicked Studios' adventure game Keepsake bringing your German retail game to v1.2 and addresses gameplay and interface bugs. Read more for detailed fixlist and download links ...

'Medal of Honor: Airborne' (PS3) Also Coming To Xbox 360

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 4:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier this year we reported that EALA was already working on the next installment in the MoH franchise for nearly six months. The new title will be a Band of Brothers (or Brothers in Arms) type title, but more importantly, it was mentioned that Airborne would be a PS3 launch title. Now additional reports are circulating that MoH: Airborne is also coming to the Xbox 360 and preliminary retail listings have it scheduled for November 2006.

Dusk2Dawn Brings 'Shadow Vault' To The UK

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 3:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dusk2Dawn announced today it has signed Mayhem's strategy RPG Shadow Vault for UK distribution. Set during a violent time in Earth’s alternate history, battle the forces of the Contingent government through 20 different levels featuring over 30 unique characters and units or go against human opponents in 10 multiplayer levels over LAN or internet.

'PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition' - v1.20 Update Available Now

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PureSim Baseball 2005 Gold Edition is the ultimate baseball fan’s toy, with support for both casual and hardcore baseball fans and the ability to play out any season in baseball history. Matrix Games has released a new patch bringing your retail game to v1.20 and improves simulation speed, AI contract negotiations, the roster management AI, and nine minor bug fixes were implemented.

'Crashday' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 3:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crashday puts you in a world of stunts, dents and adrenalin. Your task is to scrap your vehicle with breathtaking stunts or to wreck cars in aggressive street races, showing your opponents that they made a fatal mistake in choosing you as their enemy. In case the 17 screens from a few days ago weren't enough, here are some more ...

'War Rock' Open Beta Test Client Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 2:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WarRock is an online FPS game in the style of EA's Battlefield 2, allowing you to experience online battlefields on a large scale, supporing vechicles for land, sea and air. Read more to download the current open beta test client, but participation requires you to register, free, at the official website.

'EVE Online: Red Moon Rising' Launches Today

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CCP's free Red Moon Rising expansion will be deployed on Wednesday, 14 December. At 2000 GMT, Tranquility will be taken down. Due to the size of this deployment, we are estimating the update will take approximately 24 hours. In Red Moon Rising players will see new ships and features in Red Moon Rising created explicitly to augment warfare, boosting the adrenaline rush of action-packed PVP.

'NBA Ballers: Phenom' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 1:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NBA Ballers: Phenom is a revolutionary sports video game that introduces an entirely new open world and interactive environment, featuring an exciting story mode and even more player customization opportunities than its predecessor.

PSP Review - 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'

by Joe Keiser on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 1:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament. Players will experience all the thrills of the movie -- from the Quidditch World Cup campsite to a heart-stopping duel with Lord Voldemort himself!

X360 Review - 'GUN'

by Thomas Leaf on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Set in the untamed West of the late 1800s, Gun is a free-roaming action-adventure game that takes players to a world without laws where greed, lust and murder are rampant.

High Moon Studios Receives Technology Award

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 1:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developer High Moon Studios today announced that it has been named among IT Week Magazine's "Top 50 Technology Innovators of 2005." Chosen by IT Week editors, the list recognizes companies that have made significant contributions to technological innovation over the past year.

Religion Organizations Recommend Sales Guidelines

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2005 @ 12:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Christian Brothers Investment Services (CBIS) and other members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), representing more than $110 billion in assets, today outlined recommended guidelines for U.S. retailers to keep 'Mature'-rated video games out of the hands of youths.