'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 11:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in the ultimate online strategic shooter. Featuring strategic team play, persistent character promotions, day and nighttime combat missions, and the universe's most powerful weapons and vehicles, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars transports players to the front lines of an epic new war for Earth.

Various Game Trailers #684

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 9:53 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 :

  • Full Auto [X360] - Trailer #4

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

'Battlefield 2' - v2 Mod Toolkit Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 7:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA has released an updated mod tool kit for the community to start working on their own Battlefield 2 projects. This new version is specifically so that the creative minds out there can now make single player maps and Special Forces mods. Read more for download links ...

'Harvest Moon: Innocent Life' (PSP) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 7:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest title in the Harvest Moon RPG franchise is coming to the PSP under the name of Innocent Life. Developed by Arte Piazza, Innocent Life changes setting from a rural environment to a more sci-fi surrounding. The game takes place on a small island in the near future, and as before you will be growing flowers and vegetables. You no longer play as a human, but a humanoid robot, created by his scientist father Dr. Hope.

'Prey' (X360/PC) Weekly Update #1

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 7:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today 3D Realms kicked off their weekly Prey update in which they will reveal juicy information about Prey and about the development behind the game, whether it is some new cool feature they've put into the game, or a milestone that has been reached. Human Head Software's Prey Project Lead Chris Rhinehart has the honor to get it all started and will talk about the voice recording, motion capture and focus testing.

'SpyHunter: Nowhere to Run' (PS2/Xbox) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 3:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring action superstar Dwayne The Rock Johnson as government super-spy extraordinaire Alex Decker, players for the first time ever can step out of the Interceptor and straight into third-person action, utilizing The Rock's physical prowess by taking down enemies with intense melee combat moves.

'Star Wars: Empire at War' Demo Coming January 18

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 2:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts plans to release a demo for its Star Wars themed RTS game Empire At War, on Wednesday January 18, at 9am PST (6pm Euro time). The singleplayer demo will include five tutorials, and one galactic conquest map, although only a limited amount of units will be included in the demo, the complete array is kept for the retail game which is due Febuary 16, 2006. Keep an eye out on our fileserver network for the Star Wars: Empire at War demo.

'Sonic Riders' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 1:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sonic Riders integrates extreme sports, high-speed racing and head-to-head battles, and offers a new racing experience with Sonic. Sonic Riders is slated to ship in March 2006.

'Dark Age of Camelot' Roadtrip Dates

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 1:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dark Age of Camelot developer Mythic Entertainment today announced the towns and dates for the 2006 Dark Age of Camelot Roundtable Road Trip. Members of the game’s development and community teams will host local gatherings, giving attendees the chance to meet fellow players, ask their most burning questions, win prizes, and enjoy an entertaining evening.

'Fight Night Round 3' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 1:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fight Night Round 3 brings the most intense boxing experience to gamers. Film-quality graphics showcase devastating punch impacts unparalleled in any game or film. On the way to becoming boxing's greatest legend, train to fight like the best including Muhammad Ali or create a boxing style unique only to your boxer.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 12:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gamers will delve into a more mature, consistent fantasy universe that will appeal to fans of all fantasy genres. Heroes of Might & Magic V will benefit from the features and characteristics that established the success of the initial saga while offering a wealth of innovations such as a highly immersive scenario, a variety of appealing factions, modern 3D graphics, a revolutionary tactical combat system, and a story-based campaign mode.

'Top Spin 2' (GBA/NDS/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 12:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Experience the pro tour in venues that are alive and dynamic with environmental elements that react to your play. Characters are even more stunning with the addition of HD technology and the inclusion of the top players in the world like Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt and Roger Federer. Put it all online and you once again have the greatest tennis game ever created.

'Mortal Kombat: Armageddon' (PS2/Xbox) Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 11:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest issue of GameInformer has word that Midway is working on yet another title in the Mortal Kombat franchise. Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will go back to its roots, unlike the RPGish MK: Shaolin Monks, and will feature the usual blood, gore and violence, a choice of 60 fighters, more than 20 fatality moves, Create a Kombatant mode to make your own character (like Soul Calibur 3), multiplayer and Konquest Mode. More details surely to come in the official announcement, but for now MK: Armageddon is scheduled for somewhere in 2006.

'Driver: Parallel Lines' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As the only game that offers an open, fast-paced driving action-movie experience, Driver: Parallel Lines features an unfolding storyline of double crossing and revenge. Set in a photorealistic interpretation of New York City, players take on the role of a notorious 18 year old who, free from conscience and rules, is the most sought after driver-for-hire in town.

'Tactical Manager' Franchise Being Brought Back To Life

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

IncaGold announced the return of the flagship football management brand Tactical Manager. 2006 will see releases of "Tactical Manager 2006" in March, "Tactical Manager: International Championship 2006" in May and "Tactical Manager 2006/2007 Season" in September.

'The Battle for Middle-earth II' Also Coming To Xbox 360 - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced that The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II will make its exclusive console debut when it ships in Summer 2006 on the Xbox 360, and will be the first game in the series that will be playable over Xbox LIVE. Players will be able to challenge friends online and engage in intense, action-packed real-time battles.

'Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Gods and Heroes, players become classic heroes of the ancient world, born of immortal blood. As a scion of the gods, each player will have the opportunity to pursue his destiny through a series of Epic Quests that will span all levels of gameplay, over time commanding amazing God Powers and acquiring famous weapons and treasure of myth.

'Chaos League: Sudden Death' - v2.03 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital Jesters has released a new patch for Cyanide's strategy game Chaos League: Sudden Death. This update brings your English, French or German retail game to v2.03, and adds multiplayer, management, UI optimizations and various fixes. Read more for detailed fix list and download links ...

'Harvest Moon' (NDS/NGC) Titles Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rising Star Games continues to bolster its 2006 line-up with the announcement it will publish 'Harvest Moon DS' for Nintendo DS and 'Harvest Moon Magical Melody' for GameCube across PAL territories this Spring.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v2.0 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 8:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v2.0 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

'UberSoldier' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

berSoldier 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. Check out the freshly launched Ubersoldier website, or read more for new screens ...

'Tycoon City: New York' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 2:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tycoon City: New York, players become moguls by constructing and customizing hundreds of businesses and famous landmarks anywhere and anyway they want in a bustling simulation of New York City. Atari has released a whopping 626mb German/English demo, allowing you to check a small District of New York, Greenwich Village.

NOTE: Some people seem to be getting an error code 6001, which has nothing to do with the demo, it's a Windows Installshield problem. The demo/download itself works fine.

'TimeShift' (Xbox/X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TimeShift is an innovative FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes, is in development by Saber Interactive. TimeShift will leverage first-of-its-kind gameplay abilities and functionality, the latest graphics technology, and high production values to create a truly unique action game experience.

'Commandos Strike Force' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Commandos Strike Force takes you right into the heart of the action from a first person perspective. Take control of the three members of the 'Strike Force' unit, each with their own play style. However, it is up to you how you execute plans of attack by combining the Commandos' unique skills.

NCsoft Opens Up Shop In Japan

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 1:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft today announced the establishment of NCsoft Japan KK, as one hundred percent owned and operated. NCsoft Japan's operations will include development and localizations of their games serviced via NCsoft's games service platform, PlayNC, as well as servicing and marketing activities of all NCsoft's games.

'Bubble Bobble Evolution' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 1:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bubble Bobble Evolution takes the classic platforming gameplay that defined the originals and expands it into entirely new realms by injecting all manner of innovations, from new bubble types to new environmental hazards and puzzle elements.

'Full Auto' (X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 1:39 a.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.

PC Review - 'Sid Meier's Civilization IV'

by Mark Crump on Jan. 13, 2006 @ 1:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The fourth title in the series of turn-based strategy games, Sid Meier's Civilization IV expands on the beloved gameplay of its predecessors with countless new gameplay changes and improvements, including religion, great people and for the first time in the Civilization series, a full 3D engine.