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'Guilty Gear Dust Strikers' (NDS) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 9:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Guilty Gear Dust Strikers features all 21 Guilty Gear characters from previous versions in a battle that takes place on multiple levels across both DS screens. Navigate different types of floors and traps as you battle against the computer or via wireless multi-player connections.

Various Game Trailers #697

by Judy on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 6:03 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 :

  • Age of Empires: The Age of Kings [NDS] - Trailer
  • Black [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer #5
  • Fight Night Round 3 [PSP/PS2/Xbox/X360] - Stun Punch Trailer
  • Driver Parallel Lines [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Crashes Trailer
  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter - Dev Diary #2
  • Rule of Rose [PS2] - Trailer #3
  • Sonic Riders [NGC/PS2/Xbox] - Turbulence Trailer
  • Timeshift [Xbox/X360/PC] - Slow Time Trailer


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

'Untold Legends The Warrior's Code' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 5:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment today announced that Untold Legends The Warrior's Code has gone gold, and is expected to be available at retail starting on March 14.

'Monster Rancher EVO' (PS2) Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 5:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tecmo today announced that the next installment in its PS2 exclusive monster breeding series, Monster Rancher EVO, will ship April 11th. Now including in-depth role playing elements, deeper gameplay, and a captivating character-driven story to the popular monster breeding of past games.

'Over the Hedge' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 4:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Players assume the roles of RJ the raccoon, Verne the turtle, Hammy the squirrel and Stella the skunk and turn a suburban neighborhood loaded with dangerous obstacles and traps into their personal playground. Numerous puzzles and mini-games keep fans busy as they switch between two of the four main characters or engage in two player cooperative play with friends.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360) - 5 Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 3:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.

'Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires' (PS2) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 2:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI today announced that the Tactical Action game, Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires for the PS2 is scheduled to ship to North American retailers on March 28, 2006.

'The Regiment' Cancelled on PS2

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 2:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on briefings and scenarios supplied by S.A.S. veterans, The Regiment is a tense, accurate simulation of close quarters combat. Lead four-man teams in assaults on terrorist strongholds.

'XIII Century: Death or Glory' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 1:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

XIII Century: Death or Glory is a 3D RTS that combines Risk-style global strategy game play with real-time tactical action. The game immerses players in the Middle Ages, into a world of noble knights and ruthless nomads, a world of courageous deeds and internal wars.

'Driver: Parallel Lines' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 1:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting today, January 30th, gamers who pre-order their copy of Driver: Parallel Lines at their local GameStop or on BestBuy.com will receive a free retro-styled Driver: Parallel Lines T-shirt. The look is retro, but the time to pre-order is now – the offer is only available while supplies last.

'Love Football' (X360) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 1:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco's Love Football, scheduled for spring 2006, is being endorsed by Japanese soccer star Tsuneyoshi Miyamoto, who has lend his likeness to the game, as well as being featured on the cover. Love football will feature story mode, online play, and real life 60 teams to choose from.

'Brain Age' (NDS) And 'Big Brain Academy' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 1:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After decades of exercising players' thumbs, Nintendo is now moving to their minds. Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day for Nintendo DS will help players flex their mental muscles. Brain Age represents the first in a series of U.S. brain-training titles that already have taken Japan by storm.

'FlatOut 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 150 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

FlatOut 2 is an over-the-top racing game where players experience the drive of their lives as they race around fully destructible environments in one of 16 fully customizable and upgradeable cars.

Microsoft Launches Xbox 360 Dashboard Update

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 12:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As promised last week, Microsoft has released a mandatory update to the X360 dashboard. No new features, just a bunch of fixes and tweaks to address problem users reported since its launch, such as improvements to the Xbox Guide, save game logic improved, empty friends after muting people in backwards compatible Xbox titles, more detailed messaging for unreadable disk or region errors, the option to only delete the profile and to leave all save data, and several other adjustments...

'Rainbow Six Critical Hour' (PS2/Xbox) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 11:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rainbow Six Critical Hour marks the return to the franchise's roots by reintroducing the deeply strategic and tactical gameplay synonymous with the Rainbow Six name, while incorporating classic in-game elements such as vintage maps and weapons, all rebuilt using today's technology offered at an attractive price.

'World Rally Championship' (PSP) Coming To North America

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed a few weeks back, NAMCO BANDAI announced today that is will publish the popular rally racing game, World Rally Championship for the PSP in North America. The first officially licensed WRC rally game on a handheld, WRC provides the hi–octane thrills, pace and dynamics of rally across the globe to the gamer on the move.

'Warlords V' Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 10:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Infinite Interactive has revealed that it is currently working on the latest installment in their Warlords franchise. While no specific information was revealed Infinite Int. did confirm Warlords V is in early stages of development and will most likely not be released in 2006. No publisher has been signed yet, and wile no additional game details were revealed, one of the key goals is making the game mod-friendly. A handheld version, Warlords Champions, is scheduled for PSP & NDS.

'Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take on the role of the bounty hunter John Cooper and experience in a thrilling Western story with surprising turns, how he apprehends the nasty scoundrel Dillon with the help of his friends known from the first part. With gameplay based around its predecessor, Spellbound have managed to create brand new tactical possibilities in a beautiful 3D environment.

'TimeShift' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has released a demo for its timecontrolling FPS Timeshift, allowing you to try out one full level of the game, where you must use your timeshifting powers to infiltrate the perimeter of a heavily guarded building to meet an important rebel contact on the top floor. Read more for download links ...

'Alliance: Future Combat' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

G2 Games are today announcing a new title for release in February 2006 across Europe. Alliance: Future Combat is a tactical real-time strategy game that takes modern warfare to the next level. Take control of elite US troops or play as the leader of extremist forces in one of twenty action packed levels of futuristic combat.

'Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War' Gets New Expansion

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ and Relic Entertainment today announced a second expansion pack to their award-winning real-time strategy hit Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War. The add-on will include all-new explosive Dawn of War single-player action, new multiplayer content and two new playable races including the technologically devastating Tau, bringing the total number of playable races in Dawn of War to an unprecedented seven.

'Most Anticipated Games of 2006' - Part 1

by Judy on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 4:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After a few weeks of deliberation, voting and briberies, we have finally completed our top 20, what we think will be some of the most promising games for the upcoming year. We're starting with titles ranked 11-20, so come back in a few days for the top 10. Head on over to our Most Anticipated Games of 2006 section for the final results!

'Crysis' Officially Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 3:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA and Crytek today announced they will bring Crysis, an exciting new first person shooter, to gamers worldwide. Developed by Crytek, previously known for Far Cry, Crysis will be an original first person shooter game for PC based on new intellectual property.

VUGames Reports Full Year 2005 Revenues Up

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 1:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eventhough holidays sales disappoint, VU Games' revenues of EUR 641 million were up 34.9% compared to 2004, driven by its subscription-based MMORPG World of Warcraft as well as the fourth quarter release 50 Cent: Bulletproof, the gritty urban action game starring hip-hop artist 50 Cent. Other top sellers during 2005 included Robots, Hulk II, F.E.A.R., Crash Tag Team Racing and strong sales in North America from the distribution of Delta Force: Black Hawk Down and FlatOut.

'Black' (PS2/Xbox) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 1:39 a.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.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords' - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 12:57 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.

'Monster Hunter Freedom' (PSP) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 12:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Building upon Monster Hunter and Monster Hunter G (Japanese release only), which were originally released on the PS2, Monster Hunter Freedom is the ultimate package, including new missions, additional features and content adapted for the PSP system.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' Lost In Oblivion?

by Rainier on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 12:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An article on Gamemag.ru, translated by GGMania, seems to indicate that STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl might be in some serious trouble. THQ is said to have cut off financing back in November, a team developing a new graphics engine left shortly after being brought on board, taking with them the source and part of the original develpment team has either been fired or moved onto another project. End of last year THQ ordered an audit of the project and a representative is expected to be on site shortly, and possibly take STALKER to another developer.

Update : GSC's Oleg Yavorskiy says "only 5 people were let go as the new graphics engine nears completion, others went to Heroes of Annihilated Empires. STALKER is almost finished."

PC Review - 'Mall Tycoon 3'

by Justin on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 12:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Mall Tycoon 3 it’s up to you to build trendy stores, delicious restaurants, fun-filled arcades and even a cutting edge multiplex. View your creation in full 3D as shoppers swarm your fabulous retail empire and spend their hard earned cash. You’ve got to make sure you keep your mall totally hot, fun and successful -- or else your shoppers will go packing!

PC Review - 'Marine Park Empire'

by Justin on Jan. 30, 2006 @ 12:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Control every aspect of your marine park, from caring, feeding and cleaning your animals to hiring and firing employees. Grant your visitors the thrill of a lifetime as you provide fun-filled attractions, rides and shows for them to whet their appetite while they explore your sea-life wonderland.