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'Legion Arena: Cult of Mithras' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 8:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Slitherine Software are pleased to announce the Cult of Mithras, coming February 2006! Cult of Mithras is a downloadable add-on for Legion Arena. It allows players to take their armies on new adventures into a new world, fighting against old enemies and new mythological beasts.

'The Sims 2: Open For Business' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 6:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims 2: Open for Business will revolve around setting up businesses and making money. Construction company, restaurant, nightclub, or simply decide to work from home, it will all be possible. You will need to strategically place employees, or fire useless workers, in order to keep your customers happy.

Activision Developing New 'Transformers' Game?

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 6:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UK trade magazine MCV claims to have received word from an insider that Activision snagged the rights to develop a game based on DreamWorks Studios' upcoming The Transformers animated movie. Given the trackrecord of the two companies, Shrek 2, Madagascar, A Shark's Tale, and various other titles, this might not be too far fetched. The source said "Activision picked up the rights to Transformers last year and has already set a top US studio to work on the project," but Activision refuses to comment on rumors.

'Samurai Warriors 2' (PS2) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 6:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Koei's Samurai Warriors 2 is not a major change since its predecessor although the beat'em will feature several changes compared to the original. You will be able to select from 20 characters each offering different ways of fighting, no load times when the action changes from interior to exterior battles, and new combo configurations and better special attacks.

'Knights of the Temple II' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - v1.2.33 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 3:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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. Playlogic has released the first patch and fixes various bugs & game crashes, fixes, multiplayer problems, dead end possibilities and more ...

'Tortuga: Pirates of the New World' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 2:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ascaron has released the first patch for its trading/strategy game Tortuga: Pirates of the New World (distributed by Encore as Pirate Hunter in North America). This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and fixes a copy protection problem where the game refuses to start on certain machines with Windows XP and Service Pack 2 installed (thanks Patches).

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (X360) - 5 Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 2:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments. Armed with the latest modern weaponry, players can take control of over 30 vehicles, including tanks, helicopters and fast attack vehicles, to engage in major conflicts in some of the largest online battles.

'The Outfit' (X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 2:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ and Relic Entertainment take explosive World War II combat to the next generation in an all new 3rd Person Action Game. Combining intense squad-based combat and easy to use strategic gameplay elements, The Outfit takes players behind enemy lines, battling the Nazi War Machine through a variety of combat missions.

'Supreme Ruler 2010' Now Available As Digital Download

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 2:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BattleGoat Studios is pleased to announce that their critically acclaimed PC Strategy Game Supreme Ruler 2010 is now available for sale by digital download, and as part of the launch BattleGoat is giving a limited-time promotional code for a $10 discount off each order.

'Minions of Mirth' Revealed - v1.02 Patch Released

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 1:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Minions of Mirth is an open-source "Massively Single Player" RPG with 15 character careers from 3 character archetypes, multiclass characters with primary, secondary, and tertiary class, 8 playable character races, 16 incredible zones to explore, hundreds of spells and PLENTY more. Prairie Games has released v1.02 patch, available through thr auto updater, fixing various bugs and implementing various balance tweaks.

'Medal of Honor: Airborne' (PS3/X360) Also Coming to PC

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 11:25 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. LAter on it was also revealed to be coming to Xbox 360, and now word is spreading that various Pc oriented print magazine are having cover articles that MoH Airborne is also coming to the PC, preliminary retail listings have it scheduled for November 2006.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 11:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II takes place in the distant future, when mankind has become a space-faring civilization and must contend with other extraterrestrial powers for domination of the galaxy. The sequel is a true evolution for the series, with rethought fundamentals and exciting new changes.

'Galactica' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactica evolved out of Web Space Alliance, and after two years of development Galactica the space conquest game by Blue Gecko Entertainment has finally reached the Gold stage.

'GTI Racing' Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 9:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GTI Racing, using Techland's Xpand Rally engine, is an official racing game about the legendary European Volkswagen Golf series. The game features over 15 models from all 5 series, including the classic GTI from 1975, GTI Kit Cars, the latest Golf V GTI from 2004 and a collection of bonus cars like: The New Beatle, The Samba and the latest concept cars. Initially scheduled for February, GTI Racing has been delayed until early March.

'Neverwinter Nights 2' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally developed by BioWare, Neverwinter Nights has set a new standard in the role-playing genre with a deep and engrossing storyline; immersive character development; stunning graphics; and, an expansive multiplayer experience like none other. Now Atari, Obsidian Entertainment and BioWare are bringing Neverwinter Nights 2 to the PC, expected early 2006.

Microsoft Has No Plans To Support Blu-ray

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week Microsoft Xbox Corporate VP Peter Moore revealed in an interview with ITMedia that The Xbox 360 would support Blu-ray stirring up a lot of confusion and controversy. Now Microsoft has issued an official statement clarifying the quote and its corporate strategy. Read more for full article ..

PC Preview - 'Star Heritage 1: The Black Cobra'

by Dan Barrow on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 4:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Star Heritage is an adventure game in which you play the role of Earth’s secret agent, helping human coalition in the struggle with alien invaders. As fate would have it, you have found yourself on an unknown planet, not registered in any space catalogue, a long way away from any space trade lines. Your main goal is to leave the planet and continue the struggle for Mankind’s freedom.

'Crash Dummy vs. The Evil D-Troit' (PSP/Xbox/PC) - 65 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 4:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crash Dummy vs. the evil D-Troit is a funny, non-violent action game full of special effects. Players take the role of the unique and exciting character called "Crash Dummy" who tries to save the future of his best friend and all the other Dummies.

Meridian4 Signs 'Daemonica' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 4:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Meridian4 announced the signing of a publishing agreement with Cinemax to bring its 3D mystery adventure game; Daemonica to North America.

'Gradius Portable' (PSP) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 3:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gradius Portable will include Gradius I through IV and also contain the original PS1 title Gradius Gaiden. While the games are mostly straight ports, Konami will add a few new features such as possibility to switch to 16:9 widescreen, save/load anywhere you want.

'TimeShift' (Xbox/X360/PC) Developer Diary #3 - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 3:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TimeShift is an innovative FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes. TimeShift will leverage gameplay abilities and functionality, graphics, and high production values to create a truly unique action game experience. Saber Interactive's CEO Matthew Karch tells us more about the AI, weapons and enemies in Timeshift.

'Hard Truck: Apocalypse' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 3:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This third person action/RPG is set in the post-apocalyptic environment full of menacing mysteries and unfriendly inhabitants. Explore the new world using your heavy truck. The truck is your ultimate shelter, armor and a mean to earn your living. The upgrades of your heavy truck will pave the road to your victories in truck battles.

'Tales of Phantasia' (GBA) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A tragic storyline, insurmountable odds and a tale of one man's bravery – normally the stuff of a Hollywood movie but these are actually the key components of 2006's ultimate hand-held RPG, Tales of Phantasia. Originally released on the SNES, the epic adventure launches in the UK on the Game Boy Advance on 31st March 2006.

Muscovite Goes 'Postal' In Synagogue

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 2:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wednesday January 12th, 20-year-old Muscovite Alexander Koptsev hospitalized eight people, four of them in severe condition, as a result of an incident in one of Moscow's synagogues. When asked about the goal of his visit to the synagogue, the youngster answered: "I came here to kill." In a statement Alexander's dad said his son played a lot of video games, in particular Runnng Wih Scissors' Postal, in which a postman, who suddenly snaps, starts out with a knife and starts killing people.

'America's Army' Gets New Missions - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The US Army has just released information about two new missions being added to the upcoming America's Army: Special Forces (Link-Up) v2.6. Border confronts you with a terrorist cell that set up a shop in a small village and are planning synchronized bombings, while Dusk has you dealing with an ambushed convoy transporting a friendly Resistance leader who was carrying highly sensitive information. Read more for details

'Trackmania Nations' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Trackmania Nations ESWC edition is a fast-paced racing game involving precision and agility specially built for competition and will be free for download in Januari 2006. Trackmania Nations will feature new environment (Stadium), new car, new blocks and new gameplay. 54 countries will determine the outcome over 6 months with the finals to be played from 27th June to 2nd July 2006 in Paris - Bercy, for a grand total of $40,000.

'MLB '06: The Show' (PS2/PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MLB '06 continues to build upon the critically acclaimed franchise with new and enhanced features, providing fans with the most realistic baseball videogame available to date.

NDS Review - 'The Chronicles of Narnia'

by Geson Hatchett on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 1:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In order to end Narnia's 100 year winter by the evil powers of the malevolent White Witch and free his people, the mighty lion Aslan invokes an ancient prophecy. It will become the destiny of four siblings from our world to work together and use their unique combat skills, weaponry and abilities to defeat the Witch and her armies to save Narnia.

'Falcon 4.0: Allied Force' - v1.0.5 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Falcon 4.0: Allied Force features extensive improvements in all areas including artificial intelligence, graphics, multiplayer, terrain and of course the stunning real time, fully dynamic campaign engine. This patch brings your retail game to v1.0.5and re-adds force feedback, fixes bugs & crashes, as well as avionics, weapons, campaign, cockpit/HUD etc.

'David Douillet Judo' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 16, 2006 @ 1:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Under development at the 10Tacle Belgium, David Douillet Judo is a new game by UK publisher Bigben Interactive, scheduled for release spring 2006. David Douillet Judo will be a realistic representation of the competitive sport allowing you to work your way up through regional, national and international tournmanents and qualify to face off against the reigning champion himself, who is technical adviser on the project.