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'The Godfather' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 11:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After a life of small-time jobs and petty thefts you've been accepted into America's most famous criminal organization, the Corleone family. Now it's up to you to carry out orders, earn respect, rise through the ranks, and make New York City your own. Play your cards right and you could even be running everything as the next, and most powerful, Don.

Various Game Trailers #693

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 4:51 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 :

  • Battle for Middle-Earth 2 - Trailer (6)
  • PSI: Syberian Conflict - Trailer
  • Trackmania Nations - Trailer #2
  • GTR 2 - High Res Trailer
  • Seed - Trailerpack
  • Winter Sports [PS2/PC] - Trailer


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

'Black' (PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 4:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You are Sergeant First-Class Jack Kellar, seasoned veteran of the US military and a leader of a BLACK ops team. Your squad have been sent into the heart of Eastern Europe on a dangerous mission, drawn in to the midst of a relentless combat zone to bring in a traitor.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' Community Portal Launched

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 4:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom has launched a new community portal website to support its upcoming online action RPG Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. A mix of a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 4:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Star Trek: Tactical Assault' (NDS/PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 1:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks has secured the rights to publish a series of Star Trek games on all gaming consoles, handhelds and PCs. To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the epic series Star Trek: Tactical Assault is in the works for Nintendo DS and PSP.

'Star Trek: Legacy' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 1:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks has secured the rights to publish a series of Star Trek games on all gaming consoles, handhelds and PCs. To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the epic series Star Trek: Legacy is in the works for for Xbox 360 and PC.

'Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball MAX'D' (GBA/NDS) In Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 1:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Launching into retail stores nationwide, Activision's Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball MAX'D introduces the franchise's speed and innovative controls onto handheld systems for the first time. A handheld first, the title allows gamers to switch shooting from hand to hand, lean and shoot from both the left and right hand side, and snap up to shoot from behind lower obstacles.

Sony Acquires 'SOCOM' (PSP/PS2) Developer Zipper Interactive

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment announced today that its has acquired SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs developer Zipper Interactive which now joins its newly formed global development operation, SCE Worldwide Studios. This marks the second studio acquisition by SCE following Guerrilla B.V. in December 2005.

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Announced earlier today, Warhammer: Mark of Chaos, developed by Black Hole Entertainment, is a revolutionary real-time strategy game set in the renowned Warhammer world, featuring epic battles within massive landscapes, while offering an astounding level of detail, from a bird's eye view down to the insignias on a warrior's armor.

'Street Fighter Alpha Anthology' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced Street Fighter Alpha Anthology for the PS2, a compilation of the entire Street Fighter Alpha arcade series, including SF Alpha, SF Alpha 2, SF Alpha 2 Gold and SF Alpha 3 which have never before been available together in one package. As an added bonus, Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix is included which brings the total to five action packed games on one disc.

'Devil May Cry3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition' (PS2) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 10:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today announced the release of Devil May Cry3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition for the PS2 as part of Sony’s “Greatest Hits” collection. Featuring a redesigned package, the special edition features a horde of additional content, new options and an additional playable character.

'Race Driver 2006' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 10:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Become a motor racing master on the move as Codemasters announces Race Driver 2006 for the PS. The title, a massively expanded edition of the smash-hit European PSP system title TOCA Race Driver 2, will launch exclusively in North America in May.

'Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana' (PS2) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Koei today announced the European release date for its fantasy RPG Atelier Iris: Eternal Mana in Europe, March 17th. The sixth instalment in this series is the first to be released in Europe giving gamers the opportunity to immerse themselves within a world of alchemy, monsters and the most incredibly extensive selections of items and item creating possibilities ever to appear in an RPG.

'Crashday' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 10:20 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.

Bold Games Signs 'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45'

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Destineer Publishing's Bold label has announced today a global publishing agreement with Tripwire Interactive, winners of the NVIDIA $1,000,000 Make Something Unreal Contest, that will bring the highly-anticipated World War II first-person shooter: Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 to PCs this March.

'Tourist Trophy' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tourist Trophy offers players more than 80 licensed motorcycles to race in various game modes amongst more than 35 international courses. Featuring gameplay for up to two players, Tourist Trophy captures the fluid movement of man and machine like never before with game physics and graphics for an authentic true-to-life motorcycle riding simulation.

'Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Goes Gold - Scre

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari and Marc Ecko today announced that Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure has gone gold and is on schedule to ship to stores nationwide on February 14 in North America and on February 17 in Europe.

'Evolution GT' (PS2/PC) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Combining an optimised driving engine with an innovative concept, Black Bean and the Italian software house, Milestone, are ready to deliver an electrifying racing title for fans of the genre. Evolution GT is set to hit the streets this spring, featuring an expansive single player career mode and other unique features.

Criticized '50 Cent: Bulletproof' (PS2/Xbox) Sells Over One Million Copies

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

VU Games today announced that 50 Cent: Bulletproof has sold through more than one million units. In Bulletproof, 50 gets caught in a web of corruption, double-crosses and shady deals that lead him on a bloody path through New York's drug underworld.

'They Hunger: Lost Souls' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 8:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

They Hunger: Lost Souls is a commercial game powered by Valve Software's Half-Life 2 Source engine. Based upon the highly popular They Hunger mod series, the upcoming title features a completely new horror-survival adventure.

'Ostfront: Decisive Battle In The East' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 8:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX are today announcing the release of a new expansion pack for the critically acclaimed flight simulation title IL-2 Forgotten Battles for February 4th 2006.

'Age of Empires III' - v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 8:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Empires III is an RTS set in 1500 A.D. and chronicles the Age of Discovery that started around the time that Columbus discovered the new world. Ensemble has released the manual version of the v1.04 which includes improve auto update, refresh button, resume button, bug fixes, and exploit fixes.

'Hitman: Blood Money' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.

'Forbidden Siren' (PS2) Coming To The Big Screen

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 2:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Variety is reporting that Ghost House Pictures has acquired the film rights to Sony's PS2 exclusive horror game Siren. Michael Gordon has been hired to write the screenplay, and he will work close together with Siren director Keiichiro Toyama. The Siren film version will focus on an American med school student searching for her missing sister in Japan. She begins her investigation in the remote mountain village of Hanuda, only to find herself trapped with an unspeakable evil that can no longer be contained.

Zoo Digital Brings 'Task Force 121' (Xbox) To Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 2:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Task Force 121 is a covert unit comprised of Navy Seals, Green Berets, Army Rangers and USMC Recon personel. Now you have the chance to join this elite force as they do battle against the Marxist rebels who threaten to damage U.S. interests.

'Guild Wars: Factions' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 1:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Guild Wars: Factions offers players an incredible gameplay experience with many new choices, including new regions, professions, skills, missions, and monsters, along with expanded options for both Cooperative and Player-versus-Player (PvP) play, and enhanced features for guilds.

GMX Media Brings 'Pacific Storm' To Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 1:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GMX are today announcing the release of a revolutionary flight simulation title Pacific Storm. Scheduled for release in March 2006, Pacific Storm is a ground breaking fusion of a real time strategy gaming with all the best elements of a flight simulation title.

'Full Auto' (X360) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 1:38 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.

'KnightBlade: Line Of Defense' (X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KnightBlade: Line Of Defense is an episodic (three titles are planned in the series) game which tells the story of a band of renegades in a stolen experimental GALCOM craft - the GCV-KnightBlade who - against overwhelming odds, are the last line of defense against an embattled Earth.

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers'

by Matt Mefford on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers builds upon the ground-breaking, genre-blending game play of the original, integrating an all new robust multiplayer system, player-controlled coalition forces, mechanized units and enhanced character abilities and advanced enemy A.I.

'Urban Chaos : Riot Response' (PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Urban Chaos : Riot Response, previously known as Roll Call and Zero Tolerance: City Under Fire, is an FPS that lets you play as Nick Mason, a member of the newly formed G18 Counter Gang Division; an elite enforcement unit granted special emergency powers over all other public services and tasked with securing the city and its citizens at all cost.

PS2 Review - 'Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood'

by Bill Lange on Jan. 24, 2006 @ 12:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood builds upon the elements that have made Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30 a runaway success by adding new features and game modes. Featuring a new single-player narrative, new multiplayer missions, an all-new cooperative-style game mode, and new weapons and vehicles.