'Eragon' (ALL) - Developer Q&A, Part 1

by Alicia on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 11:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Eragon is an epic fantasy-adventure which centers on a young farm boy named Eragon whose destiny is revealed with the help of a dragon. We got a few of the key developers of Eragon to sit down for an in-depth interview about the creation of the tie-in game: Ray Gresko, Design Director; John Melchior, Executive Producer; Tim Ramage, Producer; Don Daglow, President and CEO of developer StormFront Studios.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' Pre-Order and Collector's Edition Details

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 8:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOE and Sigil Games Online announced today the special features included in the Collector’s & Guild Edition, as well as pre-order details for Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. In the vast world of Telon, players are free to choose their destiny by exploring three spheres of advancement, adventuring, diplomacy, and crafting.

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 7:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As the SEAL commander, the player will be supported by AI teammate executing traditional SOCOM team-based tactical, stealth and action gameplay. Multiple players will once again be able to form clans and take on their friends for team-based high-action gameplay.

'Starshatter: The Gathering Storm' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 7:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games announced that Destroyer Studios' Starshatter: The Gathering Storm has gone gold. Integrating elements of real-time-strategy games Starshatter: The Gathering Storm allows fleet commanders to direct the battle on a tactical level, launching fighters and directing destroyers to defend the fleet and annihilate enemy forces.

Various Game Trailers #909

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT | 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 :

  • Stranglehold [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer
  • Thrillville [PS2/Xbox] - Featurette Trailer #1
  • Mercury Meltdown Remix [PS2] - Trailer
  • Untold Legends Dark Kingdom - Mage Trailer #2
  • Splinter Cell Double Agent [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • Word of Chaos - Trailer #4

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

'Bet on Soldier: Black-out Saigon' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slope Shaiming is a young SCN soldier. Where the WRF survives slope the attack of the Syndicate soldiers, who want to take over control of the area tried in the east of Asia to break in. It decides to create a group, which oppose to the aggressors: the Resistance.

ESA Reveals First E3 Media and Business Summit Details

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

The Entertainment Software Association announced that the new E3 Media and Business Summit will be held July 11-13, 2007, in Santa Monica, California, and will combine the best elements of the former trade show into a business event celebrating the video game industry's present and future.

'Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City' (NDS/PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 1:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Carbon takes handheld racing to a whole new level with all-new crew-based gameplay and an exclusive east coast open-world city. Settle an ongoing turf war by building an unstoppable crew, winning races against your fiercest rivals, and outwitting the cops.

'Earache Extreme Metal Racing' - Demo #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earache Extreme Metal Racing will feature 10 racing teams burning a lot more than rubber through hell and other wastelands, along with a hard rockin' soundtrack. Specially for Friday the 13th, a 2nd demo featuring a new level, and two vehicles.

Miami Judge Greenlights 'Bully' (PS2)

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this week Miami Court Judge Ronald Friedman instructed Take-Two to get him a copy of Rockstar's upcoming Bully game, so he could play and "judge" for himself if the game was a public nuisance holds any merit. Although Jack Thompson initially called this a huge victory against the violent video game industry, it seems now he has been shot down, once again, as the Judge ruled that although he did not want his kid to play the game, the game did not contain anything you wouldnt see on regular TV. In short, the game is good to ship to stores next week...

'.Hack//G.U. Vol.1: Rebirth' (PS2) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced that .hack(R)//G.U. Vol.1: Rebirth has gone gold, plunging players into the most recent incarnation of “The World,” a massively multiplayer online game universe filled with secrets and unexplained phenomena.

Aspyr Resurrects 'The Shield' (PS2/PC)

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally scheduled for release on PS2 and Xbox by Sammy Studios in spring 2005, it disappeared off the radar last year. Aspyr announced it has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with 20th Century Fox to publish Point of View's third-person action game The Shield, based on the FOX TV police drama airing on the FX Network.

'Bully' (PS2) - 23 New Screens & Trailer

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

As a troublesome schoolboy, you'll laugh and cringe as you stand up to bullies, get picked on by teachers, play pranks on malicious kids, win or lose the girl, and ultimately learn to navigate the obstacles of the fictitious reform school, Bullworth Academy.

No Windows Vista Delay In Europe

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that it will launch its new Windows Vista operating system at the same time as it launches in the rest of the world. Microsoft made changes to Vista after talks with the European Commission in three major areas: search, security and the new file format XPS.

'Medieval II: Total War' Limited Edition Details

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGAtoday announced that Medieval II: Total War will initially launch as a limited edition product with exclusive bonus material. Total War fans who purchase the game within the first print run will be rewarded with a detailed map of the extensive game world, as well as a copy of the official Medieval II: Total War soundtrack.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG, mixing 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.

Virtual 'American Idol' (PS2) Competition

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today announced that the company will be taking Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol on the road to malls across the country in search of the very first virtual American Idol winner, starting on Oct. 13 - 14 at the Digital Life event.

'DANCE!' Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 6:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim Games announces a free MMO dancing game for your PC featuring the hottest music and coolest dance moves. DANCE! will be the first massively multiplayer online dancing game to be released in the US, matching millions of players against each other in dance battles across cyberspace.

'Resistance: Fall of Man' (PS3) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 6:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Resistance: Fall of Man, the U.S. and Britain band together in a last-ditch effort to save Europe and Asia from a horrific scourge. Humanity’s hope for survival is slim, and the tide of the battle rests on the shoulders of U.S. Army Ranger, Sgt. Nathan Hale.

'DropTeam' - Beta Scenario Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DropTeam is a truly Sci-Fi multiplayer tactical simulation of mechanized ground combat using a new groundbreaking and powerful 3D engine. DropTeam is all about fun, fast and furious tactical action – but not at the expense of realistic physics and a credible combat experience. This scenario editor allows you to create your own content.

'Call of Juarez' - Mappack in the Works

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 6:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting, fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations. While the game is still not released in North America, Techland is already working on a mappack, currently in beta testing, adding 8 new multiplayers maps varying in size, setting, gameplay type and maximum number of players.

'Turok' (PS3/X360) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 6:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turok is an epic, story-driven first-person shooter set on a dark, mysterious planet in the near future. Players take on the role of Joseph Turok, a former Black Ops commando, now part of an elite Special Forces squad on a mission to take down a war criminal on a genetically-altered planet.

'Ship Simulator 2006' - v1.6 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 5:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ship Simulator 2006 puts you at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea, where they will need to perform a multitude of tasks, all set within a stunning 3D environment. This update brings your retail game to v1.6 (requires v1.4) and adds new features and the usual big and crash fixes.

'Rainbow Six Vegas' (ALL) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six makes its handheld debut in the most dramatic installment of the renowned first-person shooter franchise to date. Rainbow operatives take to the chaotic streets of Las Vegas as an escalating terrorist siege in "Sin City" threatens to take world terrorism to new, uncontrollable heights.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (PSP/PS2/PC) Gets Delayed in Europe

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 5:18 a.m. PDT | 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, etc. Atari sent out an updated release schedule revealing TDU has been pushed back to Feb. 2007.

'Bionicle Heroes' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos and TT Games confirm a new LEGO adventure in Bionicle Heroes, bringing to life the most powerful and exciting LEGO characters ever seen in one game, in an action-packed world of adventure and discovery.

PS2/Xbox Preview - 'Destroy All Humans! 2'

by David Brothers on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Destroy All Humans! 2 comes out a little over a year after its predecessor and it's loaded for bear. Expect more blistering humor, massive destruction, flying saucers, evil Russians, smelly hippies, and jokes about Crypto's nether-regions than you can shake a, er, stick at.

'Loki' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

French developer Cyanide is already working on a new project, Loki, an action/RPG set in a universe inspired by mythology and ancient races such as the Greeks, Vikings, Aztecs and Egyptians.

Matrix Games Acquires 'Horse and Musket' & 'Combat Command' Series

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games is very proud to announce they have acquired the rights to two game series engines and will be developing the next games in the Combat Command and Horse and Musket series designed by Boku Strategy Games.

Blizzard Bans 76,000 'World Of Warcraft' Accounts

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In keeping with Blizzard's aggressive stance against cheating in World of Warcraft, it banned over 76,000 accounts were closed and 11 million gold was removed from the game economies in Europe, Korea, and the US in the month of September. The banned accounts were taking part in activities that violate the game's Terms of Use, including using third-party programs to farm gold and items, which severely impacts the economy of a realm and the overall game enjoyment for all players.

'Phantasy Star Universe' (X360) Open Beta Starts Today - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced the Phantasy Star Universe multiplayer open beta for the Xbox 360 will be available for free download on Xbox Live Marketplace starting on today.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TLotR: Shadows of Angmar will allow players to forge heroic legacies in the War for Middle-Earth, experience an evolving persistent recreation of Tolkien's fantasy realm where you can establish their unique reputations, and discover and wield legendary weapons in strategic battles, while adventuring solo or in Fellowships.

PSP Review - 'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007'

by John Curtis on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007, challenge the world's top golfers in all-new PGA Tour Mode, featuring training sessions, practice, and The FedEx Cup. Hone your skills in the all-new Shooting Gallery, then play as or against 11 players, including John Daly, on 12 championship courses.

'Darkwatch' (PS2) Gets Costume Line For Halloween

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2006 @ 12:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

High Moon Studios today announced an upcoming line of costumes based on its Vampire-Western video game, Darkwatch. Designed and manufactured by California Costume Collections, Inc., the costume line features clothing and accessories recreating the horror themed Western era wardrobe worn by the game’s half-vampire gunslinger hero, Jericho Cross.