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'Jade Empire: Special Edition' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 6:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioWare is bringing an enhanced version, high-resolution graphics and new visual effects, of Jade Empire to the PC. The original, story of Jade Empire is injected with new monsters, weapons, combat styles, new challenges, and special items to discover, all exclusively designed for the PC.

Various Game Trailers #920

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 6:07 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 :

  • Gears of War [X360] - Trailer #7
  • Bliss Island [PSP] - Trailer
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma [PS3] - Trailer
  • Cash Money Chaos [PSP] - Trailer
  • Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress - Trailer #2
  • Gothic III - Trailer #8
  • Rainbow Six Vegas [ALL] - Calypso Map Trailer
  • Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express - Trailer (3)
  • NBA Live 07 [PS3] - Trailer


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

'Madden NFL 07' - v2.2 Roster Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 5:56 p.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.

'Patriots: A Nation under Fire' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Terrorists have just invaded US soil in an attempt to overthrow the superpower and achieve global supremacy. 50 major cities have already been devastated by nuclear attacks while others are left in total chaos. Join the Resistance as you grab your weapon and take to the streets to fend off the powerful surprise attack.

'Fall of Liberty' (PS3/X360/PC) Using Kynogon's Middleware AI

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 4:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kynogon announced that Spark Unlimited, known for Call of Duty: Finest Hour, has signed its AI middleware to be used in Spark's recently announced first-person shooter Fall of Liberty, and a second unannounced title currently in production.

'Need for Speed Carbon' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 2:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Carbon delivers the next generation of adrenaline-filled street racing and will challenge players to face the ultimate test of driving skill on treacherous canyon roads.

Sony Net Profit Plummets 94%

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony issued financial results for its July-September quarter which revealed that net profit dropped 94 & (from 28.5 to 1.7 billion yen) compared to same period the previous year. Main reason are the major setback due to the massive 9.6 million Sony laptop battery recall, a big investment in the upcoming PS3 console, resulting in yet another $366 million loss, and less than expected PSP sales.

Wal-Mart Breaks 'Guitar Hero II' (PS2) Street Date

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero II arrives with a new track list, new venues and additional play modes – including the ability to transform the original controller into a rhythm, lead or bass guitar. Several readers have sent in confirmed sightings of Guitar Hero II at their local (so far Alabama) Wal-Mart. Earlier this week Wal-Mart already leaked the hidden/bonus tracks. Red Octane is aware of the matter but reiterated GH II's official launch date is November 7th.

'Splinter Cell Double Agent' (PC) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent will completely revolutionize and reinvent the spy action genre by introducing an unprecedented double agent concept and an entirely new breed of game play that adds an exciting new dimension to the gaming experience.

'Mobile Suit Gundam: Crossfire' (PS3) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 11:53 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.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords' - v1.40x Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | 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. Stardock has released a v1.40x patch that adresses some memory leaks, but mainly general tweaking and balancing.

'Call of Duty 3: Roads to Victory' (PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty 3 delivers the intensity of being closer than ever to the fury of combat during the battle for the Liberation of Paris, the most harrowing campaign of WWII, known as The Normandy Breakout.

'Precursors' Also Coming to Xbox 360

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a somewhat belated press release announcing the newest trailer, it was revealed that Deep Shadow's sci-fi action game Precursors is also coming to the Xbox 360. Precursors leads you into unexplored regions of space, combines FPS gameplay, RPG elements and space combat.

'Sid Meier's Railroads!' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sid Meier's Railroads! marks the return of the watershed title in simulation/strategy gaming that launched the popular “tycoon” genre, and inspired a new generation of games. This demo includes a toutorial and one small 2-player map.

'Terrorist Takedown: Covert Operations' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Terrorist Takedown: Covert Operations you are special ops team leader Lt. Jake Morche. Your unit is sent into Columbia to take out a cartel boss, while being outnumbered and hunted down by the heavily armed drug mafia. This demo includes 2 playable missions..

Thursday, October 26, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 9:57 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:

'Secret Files: Tunguska' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Secret Files: Tunguska is a point-and-click adventure game based on the mysterious Tunguska phenomenon that occurred in July 1908, in which the Siberian region of Tunguska was engulfed in an inferno of flames that turned everything into debris and ashes.

SCEA Rocks New Orleans Voodoo Music Experience

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced that it will sponsor the eighth-annual Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans, Louisiana. On October 28th and 29th, 2006, the musical event at New Orleans' historic City Park includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duran Duran, Wu-Tang Clan, The Flaming Lips and more

'Supreme Commander' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 6:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Gas Powered Games for its RTS game Supreme Commander. Chris Taylor is known for his work with Total Annihilation under Cave Dog, and Supreme Commander will mark his return to a genre that he helped popularize.

Activision's Q2 Revenue Beats Expectations

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 6:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Activision will not finalize other financial results for Q2 until after the internal review regarding the grant practices it is being investigated for, it did release preliminary numbers. Net revenues for Q2 dropped from $222.5M to $188.2M, but it still exceeded expectations as earlier projections had estimated for a mere $130M, so Activision actually performed 45% stronger than anticipated.

'Mercury Meltdown Remix' (PS2) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 5:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take control of a liquid Mercury ‘blob’, and avoid the various obstacles and hazards to reach the end goal. The Mercury blob itself now has 4 varying ‘states’ – Normal, Solid, Fast and Slow. These states allow for larger more complex levels, which in turn mean a greater challenge and more enjoyment.

'Splinter Cell Double Agent' (ALL) Multiplayer Bots Use Middleware AI

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SpirOps announced that Ubisoft uses its Drive Oriented AI in the multiplayer version of Splinter Cell Double Agent, allowing virtual characters to learn independently how to live better and longer in their virtual world; adapting with evolutions in their virtual world and with the players’ actions.

'Thrillville' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 5:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Thrillville queue-jumps previous theme-park games with its access-all-areas pass to adventure and enjoyment, placing a fully interactive and customisable amusement park at your fingertips, allowing you to experience the joys of creating and playing within their very own theme park.

'Fight Night Round 3' (PS3) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fight Night Round 3 will be released for the PS3, and will launch this holiday season with exclusive gameplay features. Here are some new sweaty screens ...

PSP Review - 'Mercury Meltdown'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 4:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Mercury Meltdown, sequel to last Archer Maclean’s Mercury, you once again taking control of the liquid mercury blob, avoiding various obstacles and hazards to reach the end goal.

'The Show' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Show, developed by Sixteen Tons Ent., is an action RTS, with a story that catapults the player into fantastic, gripping futuristic scenario. the easy-to-use intuitive resource system of The Show allows for fast, action-packed battles.

'HoopWorld' (X360) Developer Opens Sound Studio

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 4:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Streamline Studios has opened the first sound studio in the Netherlands region focused on both the interactive and traditional entertainment industries. Streamline Sound is the only studio in the region specifically designed for Dolby Digital 5.1.

'Star Trek: Tactical Assault' (NDS/PSP) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Trek: Tactical Assault features real-time spaceship combat from the universe of the original Star Trek series. With a wide array of authentic Star Trek races, ships, and weaponry, you can engage in single-player battle through either the Federation or Klingon campaigns or in head-to-head wireless multiplayer combat.

'FlatOut 2' - v1.2 US Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire has released the first patch for BugBear's recently released racing game FlatOut 2. This v1.2 patch is for the US edition only, bringing it on par with the earlier released European version, and adds voice chat, improves multiplayer, updates gfx and fixes a bunch of crashes and bugs.

'Get a Life Show' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get a Life Show is a game that represents the hottest TV Show of the season. The player gets inside a reality show in which the entrants have to compete like they never have before. The winner will be the best in managing an balanced lifestyle with success and charisma.

PS2 Review - 'God Hand'

by Andrew Hayward on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

God Hand is an over-the-top action game with outrageous undertones, with great power comes great responsibility. Play as a drifter bestowed with supernatural-like abilities who must confront the fate and responsibilities inherent with this newfound power.

Playlogic Extends Development Agreement With Sony

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playlogic announced that its in-house studio extended its first-party development agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Limited (SCEE) from earlier this year. One of the two in-house teams will continue to work on an undisclosed project.

'Football Manager 2007' Breaks UK Sales Records

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 12:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe revealed that according to the UK Chart-Track panel of retailers Football Manager 2007 bagged a hat trick on its debut weekend. The number one spot in the UK PC chart, top of the UK all-formats chart, and the UK’s third fastest selling PC game ever.

Nival Sells Off MMO Portion of the Company

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2006 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nival Interactive announced that it has sold its MMO spin-off Nival Online to an undisclosed party. Nival Interactive said the decision to spin-off its online initiative fits with the company’s strategy to focus on expanding into the global PC and console markets. Terms of the transaction were not announced.