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'Act of War: Direct Action' - v1.06 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 7:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has released a new update patch for Eugen Systems RTS Act of War: Direct Action. This update brings your retail game to v1.06 and addresses a locazilation issue, plugs a multiplayer exploit, fixes several bugs, and a few editor hiccups (thanks Blues). Read more for download links.

'Battlefield 2' - v1.02 Patch & Servers Available NOW

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released the highly anticipated first patch for DICE's Battlefield 2. This patch brings your retail game to v1.02 (eventhough it still says v1.01) and addresses the previous memory leak, an issue that caused the multiplayer browser to become unresponsive, some game controls were not available to be rebound within the Options menu, fixed a crash with rebinding LMB, AI becoming unresponsive, and a few graphical tweaks. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers #547

by Judy on July 15, 2005 @ 4:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers were released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for :

  • Bone - Comic-Con Trailer
  • Titan Quest - Trailer
  • City of Villains - Trailer #4
  • Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood - E3 2005 Presentation
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Trailer


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

'Battles in Italy' - v1.02 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battles in Italy is an operational wargame that takes you to three of the toughest fought battles in the Mediterranean - the invasions of Sicily, Salerno, and Anzio. The v1.02 update primarily fixes a problem with Secure PBEM play, which should allow PBEM tournament play to proceed with full confidence.

'TOCA Race Driver 3' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The acclaimed TOCA series will return with every element of motorsport for real in TOCA Race Driver 3. Race drivers will be competing in a massive variety of the world's most aggressive motorsports, complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine rebuilt for a greater degree of simulation.

'Fallen Lords: Condemnation' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallen Lords: Condemnation is a spectacular 3D fighting adventure set in the Afterworld, a kingdom of endless war as the Forces of Light, the Forces of Darkness and the Souls of the Purgatory battle for the precarious balance of the world.

'Bet On Soldier' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter which presents something considerably different in order to stand out from the crowd. With a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, Bet On Soldier allows players to do exactly what it promises with its title - that is, bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Before entering battle, players can wager on which particular enemy soldiers they are going to kill.

'The Chronicles of Narnia' (GBA/NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the game, players enter the world of Narnia, a land frozen in a 100 year winter by the evil powers of the malevolent White Witch. In order to end this frigid captivity and free his people, the mighty lion Aslan invokes an ancient prophecy. It will become the destiny of four siblings from our world: Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie to work together and use their unique combat skills, weaponry and abilities to defeat the Witch and her armies to save Narnia.

'The Suffering: Ties That Bind' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Official Website

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Suffering: Ties That Bind is an action-horror game that emphasizes the disturbing terror of its predecessor, with all-new twisted creatures and a few familiar faces. Set in the slums and prisons of Baltimore, the player once again controls Torque as he seeks revenge against the mysterious grand manipulator Caleb Blackmore, a man somehow tied to the death of Torque's family. Midway has launched the official The Suffering: Ties That Bind website with screens, trailers and plenty of other game info ...

'Destroy All Humans!' (PS2/Xbox) Going To The Movies

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced that it has engaged United Talent Agency to expand the brand of THQ's recently-released, top-selling Destroy All Humans! video game title. UTA aims to guide the Destroy All Humans! property through its development into major motion picture and television projects, overseeing activities related to development, financing, production and distribution.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 5' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Evolution Soccer 5, aka Winning Eleven 9, furthers the realism, on and off-the-ball movement and intuitive control of the best-selling football series with Producer Shingo 'Seabass' Takaska and his team at KCE Tyo Inc. implementing a host of new gameplay features and aesthetic touches as he continues his quest to deliver the most realistic football title on any format.

'SpyToy' (PS2) Game Details Revealed

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Europe announced today a host of new features and games for SpyToy on PS2. Due for release in October 2005, SpyToy is more than just a game, it is a state of the art security system. It builds on the surveillance concept first introduced in 'EyeToy: Play 2' with a package of new and improved security features, whilst the gameplay sees you become a member of the SIA, tasked with bringing to justice a global network of master criminals.

'WarCraft III' - Bonus Map Available NOW

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another new Warcraft III map, this time called "Dust Storm"... Map info: "These barren wastes hold nothing for the living, harboring only the bones of those who have fallen to the sun bleached land. The dusty earth thus serves as a savage battleground where armies can unleash their full might unhindered." This is a medium sized map and the suggested no. of players is 2v2 or 3v3. It is based on the "Barrens" tileset. Go download it here!

'Battlefield 2' - v1.01 HotFix Coming Soon

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Battlefield 2 is currently being plagued by user login issues, GameSpy are being investigating the matter, but as a result external stats tracking may be temporarily disabled. EA has also announced that a HOTFIX candidate for Battlefield 2 v1.01 is currently in testing, which the fix for the memory leak found in v1.01 is being tested and will soon be available. No specific release date was given, but it's not far off ...

'Worms' Coming to NDS/PSP

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced an agreement with studio Team17 to publish Worms on the PSP and Nintendo DS. Retaining the same gameplay and unique sense of humour that has epitomised the brand for almost a decade, Worms brings a whole raft of new features and laugh-out-loud comedy to the handhelds.

'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' Sugarcoats Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two, licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, announced today that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is now available in retail stores across North America for the PS2, Xbox, GBA and PC, with the GameCube version available next week. The game features key talent from the Warner Bros. Pictures film being released in theaters on July 15th.

Bandai Working On Unnamed RPG Title (PS2)

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bandai Games today announced that it will publish a mechanized combat RPG featuring an original storyline and characters set in a massive alternative world of the future.

'T-72: Balkans On Fire!' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 4:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the violent period of civil wars in Yugoslavia from 1991 to 1995, T-72: Balkans on fire! puts the player as a Russian volunteer tank commander right into the turret of some of the best tanks the Russians built ­ the T-72B, the T-55A and the T-34-85. This demo features 3 missions from the full game. Read more for download links ...

Xbox/PC Preview - 'The Movies'

by Thomas Wilde on July 15, 2005 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.

'GT Legends' Gets Pushed Forward - Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Numerous different game types as well as five levels of difficulty promise a high degree of long-term motivation for both beginners and pros. 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. GT Legends is in its final testing phase and will now be released a few weeks earlier than planned, at the beginning of October!

PS2 Review - 'Madagascar'

by Hank on July 15, 2005 @ 4:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

At New York's Central Park Zoo, a lion, a zebra, a giraffe, and a hippo are best friends and stars of the show. But when one of the animals goes missing from their cage, the other three break free to look for him, only to find themselves reunited ... on a ship en route to the island of Madagascar. When their vessel capsizes off the coast, however, the friends, who have all been raised in captivity, learn first-hand what life can be like in the wild.

'Codename: Panzers, Phase Two' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 15, 2005 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codename: Panzers, Phase Two will bring armchair generals to the war-torn battlefields of Africa, Southern Europe and the Balkans where they will fight as the Anglo-American Allies, the German-Italian Axis or the Yugoslavian resistance. A complement of heroes, both new and familiar, will be the players' alter egos in dozens of new missions as they attempt to lead their troops to victory.