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'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth II' - v1.06 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 7:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released yet another patch for its 3D RTS The Battle for Middle-Earth 2, bringing your retail game to v1.06 patch and fixing an issue with the online lobby.

Various Game Trailers #900

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 6:33 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 :

  • Justice League Heroes [PSP/PS2/Xbox] - Trailer #5
  • Ankh: Heart Of Osiris - Trailer
  • Untold Legends Dark Kingdom [PS3] - Trailer #2
  • Sparta: Ancient Wars - Trailer #4
  • Snoopy vs. The Red Baron [ALL] - Final Trailer
  • Blitz: The League [X360] - X06 Trailer
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • Metal Slug Anthology [PSP/Wii] - Trailer
  • Dark Messiah of Might and Magic - Kill Kevin #8


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

'TotemBall' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade .. For Free

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TotemBall is a gesture-based game using Xbox Live Vision to control the characters in the game. Help Pterry the Pturtel uncover all the musical totems while grooving to your own “totem” beat. The game is offered for FREE on Xbox Live Arcade, starting Wednesday, October 4.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 6:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At home or on the go, challenge the world's top golfers in all-new PGA TOUR Mode, featuring training sessions, practice, and The FedEx Cup, the new PGA TOUR championship playoff system. Hone your skills in the all-new Shooting Gallery, then play as or against 11 players, including John Daly, on 12 championship courses.

'Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising' Enters Closed Beta Stage

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Perpetual Entertainment announced today that its massively multiplayer RPG of mythic adventure in the ancient world, Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising, has entered the Closed Beta phase of development and the first round of Core Testers have submitted early feedback on the game

'Tales of The World: Radiant Mythology' (PSP) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 6:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tales of The World: Radiant Mythology is the latest in the Tales of the World spin-off series allowing players to create customized characters and employs the Flex Range Linear Motion Battle system from Tales of the Abyss.

'Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs' Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 6:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

AoE III: The WarChiefs will allow you to lead one of 3 Native American civilizations to expand their empire and fight for control of the Americas, as well as new gameplay elements and content including new civilizations, a new single player campaign, Home City enhancements and additional maps and units. Tomorrow Oct. 4 Microsoft will release a 517 mb singleplayer demo, allowing you to check out the first two single-player missions, playable as the German or the all-new Iroquois Confederation factions.

'Heroes of Might & Magic V: Hammers of Fate' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heroes of Might & Magic V: Hammers of Fate is an add-on for last year's HOMM 5 turn-based strategy game, where players take part in a thrilling new adventure in the World of Ashan.

'Flight Simulator X' - Final Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flight Simulator X is the 10th installment in the long running franchise, featuring jaw-dropping realism and exciting new content. Microsoft has released the final demo, allowing you to check out two airports, two missions, and three different aircraft. All of the missions take place at St. Maarten in the Caribbean.

'Blitz: The League' (PSP/X360) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The celebrated arcade-style football franchise is back and better than ever with a new treatment of America's most popular sport. Blitz: The League exposes the harsh and troubling, behind-the-scenes stories of a fictional professional football league.

'Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales' - v1.42 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Pirates embodies the freedom of sailing, trading, fighting, colonization and the unlimited exploration of the real Caribbean, with 16 islands, and two main characters, each with their own spectacular story. This v1.42 patch addresses some ATi gfx card issues, optimizes textures, and fixing various gameplay issues.

'Secret Files: Tunguska' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 11:58 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.

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 11:48 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:

'NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2007 ' - v3.0.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2007 offers players an unrivalled hockey management experience, with a brand new game engine to bring the player even closer to the action during each nail-biting game. This v3.0.1 patch fixes various crashes, and a bunch of data, contract, cometition and other issues.

'Arcane Legions: A Rising Shadow' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arcane Legions: A Rising Shadow, previously known as Arena Warriors, is a role-playing strategy game set in a rich fantasy world, blending RPG with RTS.

TimeGate Studios Developing MMO

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Timegate is not only working with Unreal Engine 3, as today it announced a licensing agreement with Emergent that provides TimeGate with the full suite of Emergent Elements for use in developing an upcoming MMO game.

'Desperate Housewives: The Game' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A lifestyle simulation game based on the TV series, Desperate Housewives: The Game lets you become the newest housewife on Wisteria Lane, extending the experience from the TV series through new storylines. As a new housewife, you must uncover delicious scandals and reveal some shocking secrets of your own.

'Combat Wings: Battle of Britain' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

August 1940. Ascend in the air as a British pilot and defend your homeland against the German invasion! The biggest air battle is in full swing. Your companions and you are the last defensive bastion on the Nazis' route to conquer Europe.

'Far Cry' - v1.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has finally released the final version of the v1.4 patch for its FPS Far Cry, adding some map remakes, multiplayer enhancements, gameplay tweaks, joypad support, and the usual crash and bug fixes. Read more for detailed fixlist.

'Bully' (PS2) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 5:24 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.

'Supreme Commander' Multiplayer Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 5:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally to be announced through the GPG newsletter, a change of plans has moved up the multiplayer beta signups. Sign up at the Garage if you are interested in participating and submit the following information to be eligible. The beta test will start in a few weeks and instead of a first come, first serve basis, beta testers will be picked at random from the pool of entries.

'Soldiers: Heroes of World War II' Second Addon Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 4:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the first addon has just been released in North America as Silent Heroes, 1C Company is already working on a second addon for Soldiers: Heroes of World War II, Saboteurs 2. You previous sabotage team has been wiped out and now you lead Soviet resistance sniper Ekaterina Strelnikov, and carry out a number complex tasks behind enemy lines.

'Warhammer: Battle for Atluma' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai America announced today Warhammer: Battle for Atluma, a new collectible card game set in the popular Warhammer world. This game of strategy and quick wits offers players more than 400 cards to collect, trade and ultimately use to vanquish their opponents.

AGEIA PhysX SDK v2.6 Adds New Features

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

AGEIA Technologies today announced availability of the AGEIA PhysX SDK v2.6, bringing new Deformable Objects features and Self-Collision Prevention capabilities to developers of games for Windows, next-gen consoles, as well as new added support for Windows Vista 64-bit & Linux environments.

'Full Auto 2: Battlelines' (PS3) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 2:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Full Auto 2: Battlelines puts high-speed vehicles outfitted with weapons and armor into fully realized and fully destructible urban street environments. Fierce combat-racing will ensue as you strategically use destruction to win races as well as leave massive devastation in your wake.

'EA Replay' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 2:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Replay is a compilation of 14 EA games from the 90's exclusively for the PSP, bringing you back to a simpler time when the dawn of gaming's golden age took hold.

Video Games As Teaching Instrument

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 2:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A study, conducted in the UK by education innovator Futurelab, investigating how commercial computer games can be used in the classroom, came to the conclusion that commercial computer games have the potential to support learning in schools, without requiring teachers to be actual gamers.

'Medal of Honor: Heroes' (PSP) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medal of Honor Heroes allows players to take all the epic, authentic WWII action of Medal of Honor on-the-go. As Jimmy Patterson you battle your way through three campaigns as their favorite lead characters from past Medal of Honor games.

'Hard to be a God' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 1:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hard to be a God is an RPG with adventure and espionage elements based on a storyline of the novel with the same name by Strugatsky brothers. The main hero is a graduate of a medieval secret service high school, and his mission is to scout and report the situation in the Kingdom of Arcanar, an independent anarchical state.

Play 'World Series of Poker' (X360) vs. Punkband Rise Against Rages

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fans who are interested in gaming with Rise Against guitarist Chris Chasse should keep an eye out for the Xbox Live gamertag ‘GWFRiseAgainst’ from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST/2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST on Friday, October 6 and to have the chance to challenge them in World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions for X360.

GBA Review - 'Monster House'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Monster House will allow players to experience key moments of the movie as they uncover the mysteries of the house in order to save their neighborhood.

PS2 Review - 'Okami'

by Andrew Hayward on Oct. 3, 2006 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Okami depicts a stark world devoid of colour that the player must return to its natural state. In Okami colour represents the life blood of the land and sucking this life are supernatural monsters that inhabit the surrounding areas.