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Konami Acquires 'In The Groove' Franchise Through Litigation

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 7:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dance Dance Revolution powerhouse Konami and In The Groove developer Roxor Games today announced the mutual settlement of the litigation between the parties in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas. Under the terms of the settlement, Konami acquired the intellectual property rights to the In The Groove franchise. It was further agreed as a part of the settlement that Roxor would respect Konami’s intellectual property rights.

'Sonic Rivals' (PSP) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 5:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic Rivals is a head-to-head competition between Sonic and his top rivals. Rip through tracks in some high-spirited single player and wireless multiplayer action against friends as Sonic returns in a whole new racing-platformer with classic 2D gameplay in true 3D environments for gamers on the go.

Hollywood Actors Sign On For Eragon (ALL)

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 5:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eragon is an epic fantasy-adventure, set in a world of magic and power, which centers on a young farm boy named Eragon whose destiny is revealed with the help of a dragon. All major actors from the movie, such as Edward Speleers, Sienna Guillory, Garrett Hedlund and Robert Carlyle, will reprise their roles in the video game.

Various Game Trailers #913

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 5:03 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 :

  • Alarm fur Cobra 11: Nitro - Trailerpack
  • Elebits [Wii] - Trailer
  • Fl0w [PS3] - Trailer
  • IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 - Trailer
  • Need For Speed Carbon [ALL] - Crew Trailer
  • Secret Files: Tunguska - Trailer #4
  • Splinter Cell Double Agent [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - Trailer (4)


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

'Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles' (PS2) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 4:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles is a PS2 exclusive action adventure title offering players a chance to become Naruto, the aspiring ninja with the power of the Nine-Tailed Fox Spirit sleeping deep within.

Xbox Live Reaches 4 Million Members

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox Live has now reached 4 million connected members, giving it a 4 year and a 4 million member head start in the next generation, right Microsoft prepares to launch the 6th version of the Xbox Live network this fall.

'Gears of War' (X360) Blows a German Gasket

by Judy on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 3:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War will not be released in Germany, due to the ratings board refusing to assign a rating to the game. Microsoft considered developing a version that could obtain a rating and therefore be eligible for store placement and advertisement; however, this would have been incompatible with other versions when playing on Xbox Live, so the idea was scrapped altogether. As the title won't be seeing a release in Germany, interested gamers will have to import their copies from the UK or Austria (thanks Ve3D).

'Thrillville' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) Feature Story #4 - Screens

by Judy on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 2:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts presents a series of feature stories about Thrillville. You can expect stories like the one that follow approximately once every month from now until the game's release on PS2, PSP and Xbox this November, each article further detailing certain aspects of the game.

'Gothic III' Tops German Sales Charts

by Judy on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 2:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After two days of sales, Gothic III and Gothic III Collector's Edition are sitting pretty atop Germany's media Control Charts, placing first and second, respectively. More than 100,000 copies were sold in the first weekend, making Gothic III the most successful game of the year in Germany. On the UK sales charts, Gothic III placed 4th.

'Sonic Riders' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic Riders takes gamers on an electrifying ride on air boards at break-neck speeds through a wide variety of tracks. Catching massive air and pulling off insane aerial tricks will power up players against their opponents in a race to the finish line. This demo offers one track in free race mode.

'The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-King' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king enhances every existing feature and offering players the chance to command the rise of evil in Middle-earth while experiencing the epic battles that took place before those depicted in the films.

'Air Conflicts' - v1.043c Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Air Conflicts is an arcade simulator set during the second World War conflict and featuring many action missions with a historically accurate timeline, authentic planes, units. This v1.043c patch adds support for the Intel video chipsets that do not support hardware transform and lighting.

'The Shield' (PS2/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In The Shield, based on the TV series, you take on the role of Mackey, the tough, street-savvy leader of the Elite Strike Team, a special police unit located deep within the crime-riddled trenches of Los Angeles.

Meridian4 Brings Legendo Titles to North America

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meridian4 announced the signing of a North American publishing agreement with Swedish publisher/developer Legendo Entertainment for their spine-tingling casual action title; Dracula Twins and their ‘one for all and, all for one’ sword-bustling action title; The Three Musketeers.

'FIFA 07' (ALL) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA 07 delivers licenses for all the world’s top leagues, including MLS and Mexican 1st Division, and 26 others from over 20 nations. This year, you have the power to shape your club’s destiny in the Interactive Leagues, a new online mode that enables you to pit your club against supporters of your real-world opponents.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

'Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars' Gets Star-Studded Cast

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

C&C Tiberium Wars will feature stars from television series such as LOST and Battlestar Galactica, as well as various movie stars such as Tricia Helfer, Josh Holloway, Michael Ironside, Billy Dee Williams, Grace Park, Ivana Bozilovic, Shauntay Hinton, and more!

'Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire' (PS3) - 9 Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire is a sci-fi action game with stunning high-definition graphics, promising gorgeous Mobile Suit battles and the opportunity to participate in thrilling epic battles taking place on the futuristic Earth.

'Madden NFL 07' - v2.1 Roster Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step up as the lead blocker to create a hole, and then take control of the tailback and smash through, overpower, or slash away from would-be tacklers as you fight for every yard. Innovative rushing controls give you a game-breaking ground attack featuring all-new jukes, cutbacks, and the distinct running styles of your favorite backs.

'Europa Universalis III' Collectors Edition Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Europa Universalis III will have a limited Collectors Edition print run, which will include a 100-page 4 color strategy guide, Producer introduction to the game, EU III soundtrack composers diary, complementing the soundtrack, exclusive download content, including special forum bonus content, and a poster, stickers and the game manual.

'Def Jam: Icon' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA and DefJam announce Def Jam: Icon, infusing hip-hop music, culture and lifestyle into the gameplay, bringing unique and innovative content to the next generation of gaming.

'Left Behind: Eternal Forces' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 6:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Left Behind: Eternal Forces will put players in command of the apocalyptic battles raging in the streets of New York City between the angelic Tribulation Forces and the demonic Global Community Peacekeepers during the End of Days.

'Gears of War' (X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War blends the best of tactical action games with the best of survival horror titles, thrusting gamers into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde, creating cinematic, high-definition visuals so intense and powerful, it feels like the gamers are controlling a blockbuster action movie.

'The Warriors' (PS2/Xbox) Coming to PSP

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 5:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games announced that The Warriors will be making its way to the PSP. Developed by Rockstar Leeds in conjunction with Rockstar Toronto, The Warriors for the PSP system is set to hit North American and European retail shelves this holiday season.

'1701 A.D' Goes Gold in North America - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 5:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr announced that 1701 A.D. has gone gold, giving North American players the chance to muster up some colonial spirit, uncover and inhabit new islands in this unique empire-building simulation set in the 17th and 18th centuries.

'Field Ops' - 10 Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 4:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freeze Interactive's Field Ops, developed by Digital Reality and previously known as Ghost Wars, brings together, in a unique presentation, the two favorite genres of PC gamers; Real-Time-Strategy and First-Person Shooter.

'Monster Madness: Battle For Suburbia' (X360/PC) Coming Spring 2007

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Interactive and Artificial Studios announce that their four-player cooperative online-enabled action game Monster Madness: Battle For Suburbia will be blasting its way onto PC and the Xbox 360 this spring.

'The Settlers VI' - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Settlers VI will focus on building larger and more fortified cities as well as planning and optimization in a medieval world. Attributes that are typical of The Settlers series are once again the focus of the game, create magnificent cities and inhabit them with hundreds of settlers going about their daily lives.

'Made Man' (PS2/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare to get 'made' in the most compelling and thrilling mafia experience you've ever seen. Work up the ranks of The Mob, from opportunist G.I. fighting in Vietnam, to 'wise guy' on the make, doing deeds and winning favor from the Don in New York City.

PC Review - 'Battlefield 2142'

by Lee Berlik on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 3:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fight an all-out war for survival in the year 2142. In Battlefield 2142, players choose to fight for one of two military superpowers - the European Union or the newly formed Pan Asian Coalition -in an epic battle for survival.

'HCA: The Ugly Prince Duckling' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You control the 14 year old H.C. Anderson in a 3rd person adventure/action game taking place in the Copenhagen of the Golden Age around 1820. The game is inspired by HCA's famous fairytale universe but is primarily based on HCA's own life story in his pursuit of fame and success as an artist.

Casual MumboJumbo Titles Coming to PSP

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 2:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MumboJumbo today announced it plans to bring its best-selling casual games franchises to the PSP system. MumboJumbo’s first two releases, LUXOR: Wrath of Set and Platypus, will be available in mid November.

'Sonic The Hedgehog Genesis' (GBA) - 5 Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The original Sonic The Hedgehog that broke the speed barrier wide open on the SEGA Genesis is now on the GBA! The game has seven original gravity-defying stages that have been perfectly ported over to let players experience this classic on GBA.

Matrix Games Signs 'For Liberty!'

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games announced that it has signed a publishing agreement with Hussar Games For Liberty!, a turn based strategy game covering two wars of independence - the American Revolution (1775-1783) and the Rakoczi War of Independence in Europe 1703-1711.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2' (PS2/Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining action, fighting and light RPG elements, Budokai Tenkaichi 2 will send players into a rich story mode that spans the entire Dragon Ball, DBZ, and Dragon Ball GT series.

Go Trick or Treating in 'City of Villains/Heroes'

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From 10 a.m. CST on Oct. 18 until midnight on Nov. 1, players in both “City of …” games will be able to go trick-or-treating. Knock on random doors in Paragon City or Rogue Isles and receive either treats such as inspirations and temporary powers, or nasty tricks in the form of blood-thirsty ghouls and other creatures.

'Frontline: Kursk' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 18, 2006 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frontline: Kursk is a new RTS series where players are taken to the frontline, where the gameplay is going back to its RTS roots - inspired by games like Blitzkrieg. With state of the art graphics and an overhauled interface, players will find themselves challenged in many different environments and settings.