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'World of Warcraft' - v1.6.1 Euro Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 11:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This update is currently only for European editions of the game, and makes some minor adjustments to the Blackwing Lair and Maruadon raids/dungeons, as well as a few other small tweaks & fixes. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

Various Game Trailers #562

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 3:07 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 :

  • Blitz: The League [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer #3
  • Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer #3
  • Shrek Superslam - Trailer


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

'Ninja Gaiden Black' (Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers can experience even more of Ryu Hayabusa’s deadly artistry in Ninja Gaiden BLACK, the newest installment in the Ninja Gaiden series for the Xbox. Boasting new difficulty levels including "Ninja Dog" level and "Master Ninja" level, the new Mission Mode with a massive number of new action-packed missions to complete, and colossal amounts of special bonus features including content from both Hurricane Packs 1&2, the new Ninja Gaiden: BLACK is the must have game for all action lovers from casual to hardcore.

'Grandia III' (PS2) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 3:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grandia III is the newest title in Game Arts' role-playing series, coming to the PS2. Grandia III will use an all-new engine, N3, allowing for larger and more detailed environments. No specific European or North American release date has been announced yet, but for now it is scheduled to launch in Japan this summer.

'GripShift' (PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 3:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GripShift is one of the first video games for the PSP system to combine high-flying stunt driving and unique puzzle-solving action in an all-out, pedal-to-the-metal racing experience. Players will race as one of six unique characters in supped-up, customizable vehicles as they stunt their way through insane twisting levels while collecting power-ups, avoiding traps, beating the clock and challenging friends.

'Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike' (Xbox) Assaults Retail Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announces that its Xbox exclusive Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike has shipped for retail and will be available nationwide this week. Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike expands the gameplay of Ghost Recon 2 to offer players more maps, 11 new missions, weapons, single-player campaign and expanded multiplayer content.

Madden Challenge Bus Unlockable Car In 'Burnout: Revenge' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 1:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Revenge lets gamers rip through rush hour traffic and lay waste to scores of rubbernecking roadhogs in an over-the-top scene of vehicular mayhem. EA announced today that if you have Madden 06 and Burnout Revenge, the game will detect save games and unlock the Madden Challenge Bus as an unlockable car.

'Far Cry Instincts' (Xbox) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry Instincts is a technically advanced gaming experience built from the ground up using the kind of cutting-edge technology that Far Cry fans will recognize from the PC title. Far Cry Instincts will ship for Xbox in September 2005.

'Total Overdose' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 12:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos today announces that Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico for PS2, Xbox, and PC, will be available in retail stores across North America beginning Sept. 28, 2005. Total Overdose: A Gunslinger's Tale in Mexico puts you in the rolls of Ram and Tommy Cruz, twin brothers on a mission in Mexico to avenge their father's mysterious death after the DEA claims it was an 'overdose'. Travel through the unknown, mingle with the seedy, and infiltrate the underworld- all with your wise guy attitude and your smooth skills.

'Ankh' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not everyone is innocent until proven guilty! Players star as a defence attorney, who must prove his seemingly guilty client's innocence no matter how dire the circumstances may seem. The game presents twisting storylines and intriguing gameplay in a comical anime style. Players must collect evidence, weed through inconsistent testimonies, and overcome corrupt agendas to ensure that justice prevails.

'World of Warcraft' - v1.6.1 US Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This update is currently only for North American and Australian editions of the game, and makes some minor adjustments to the Blackwing Lair and Maruadon raids/dungeons, as well as a few other small tweaks & fixes. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'City of Heroes Issue #5: Forest of Dread' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest update to NCsoft's action-packed heroic MMO will introduce new powers including archery and sonic powers for blasters, controllers and defenders, new zone (Croatoa), new villains etc.. Read more for additional details and screens ...

'Shaman King: Master of Spirits 2' (GBA) Emerges In Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami America today shipped Shaman King: Master of Spirits 2 for the GBA. The game is based on the popular anime franchise, delivering an all-new exciting, action-packed RPG, where players continue their quest to become the next Shaman King.

Play 'Battlefield 2' And Get a Chance To Win $20,000

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

iGames invites gamers from around the globe to join its four-month Battlefield 2 national competition, with prizes worth more than $20,000. Every Sunday and Monday night from at 4 pm / 7 pm PST, between NOW and Oct. 23. Players and entire teams can join at any time, though. Read more for details on how to sign up ...

'The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

VUGames announced today that the exclusive pre-sell for The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction is now available at major retailers nationwide. Hulk fans and core gamers will receive a free limited edition reprint of Marvel's original The Incredible Hulk #1, written by Stan Lee and illustrated by Jack Kirby in 1962, when you pre-order a copy of the action game hitting shelves August 23. The bonus comic book features new specially commissioned covers by renowned artists, James Palmiotti, Amanda Conner, and Paul Mounts.

'F.E.A.R.' - Singleplayer Demo Coming Friday

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | 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 single player demo will feature one level, combining intense and exhilarating action and pulse-quickening paranormal chills, giving players a true taste of what F.E.A.R holds in store for them this fall. We will of course have the FEAR demo available on our fileserver network, Friday 10am PST.

'Voyage: Inspired by Jules Verne' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the premise of Verne's novel, Voyage follows as a group of scientists create a space capsule with the intent of landing on the moon's surface. As scientist Michel Ardan, players are able to wander the surface of the moon and witness the explosion of plant life at dawn. This demo features an opening sequence and an early part of the final game. Read more for download links.

Turbine Begins 'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach' Alpha Testing

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine announced today that its internal Alpha has gone very well, improving by leaps and bounds on an almost daily basis, and now it’s time to take the next step: giving the public the first real look at Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. Keep an eye on your inbox for your Alpha acceptance letter. If you haven’t registered, it’s not too late to sign up for future phases. Be sure to visit http://beta.turbine.com/signup to fill out your application. Don’t forget to sign up for the ddo.com forums as well to get the latest information about the game!

'BloodRayne 2' Finally Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 8:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco announced today that it has shipped the PC version of BloodRayne 2 to retail stores nationwide.

'Flipper Critters' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forget basic bumpers, balls and bonuses, Flipper Critters, a brand new game now in development at Zen Studios, is set to redefine the entire pinball genre – and create the fastest, funniest and the most colorful and exciting game yet to reach the Nintendo DS.

'Mutant Storm 2' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PomPom Software today announced the signing of an agreement with Microsoft that will see both a new version of its critically acclaimed Mutant Storm and a sequel appearing exclusively on Xbox 360.

'The Forgotten World' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Forgotten World, under development at Exozet Entertainment and Provox Multimedia, is a mix of RPG and RTS, much in the same vain as Spellforce. Situated in the Arcanamoon world, the game uses various camera angels, from typical isometric, 3rd person, to first person view.

Activision Expands Its Board of Directors

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision today announced the appointment of Richard Sarnoff to its Board of Directors. Mr. Sarnoff will join the Activision Board as an independent director, effective immediately.

PSP Review - 'Dead to Rights: Reckoning'

by Thomas Leaf on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Dead to Rights series finally makes its move to the PSP, with an all-new storyline set before the events of the original game. Dead to Rights: Reckoning brings the fast-paced action of an intense FPS into portable form, with wireless multiplayer and a gripping single-player campaign.

'The Sims 2: Nightlife' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Previously announced for somewhere in Q3 2005, EA has revealed that its addon The Sims 2: Nightlife now has a more specific release date, September 15. EA is offering downloads of an exclusive car for those who pre-order. With The Sims 2 Nightlife, players will be able to take their Sims out to hit all the swanky hot spots in the all new downtown location and spice up their lives with an all new dating gameplay and a new life goal focused on pleasure seeking.

PC Review - 'Stronghold 2'

by Junior on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Stronghold 2 will bring the the castle-sim and siege-warfare RTS series to life in glorious 3D. Stronghold 2 will also offer players a "castle-life" campaign, enhanced multiplayer capability and a new, innovative and exciting single player campaign ...

'Tribal Trouble' - Now Available For Online Purchase

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2005 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tribal Trouble is a fast paced realtime strategy game where you will find yourself pitted against your computer or online players. Your job is to lead your somewhat clueless kinsmen (be it vikings or natives) to new discoveries and victories as the tribal clashes rage across a group of tropical islands. Oddlabs announced that Tribal Trouble is finished and is now available for online purchase.