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'Red Steel' (Wii) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 5:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Steel is an action-packed first-person experience with an engaging storyline unfolding as you learn that your fiancée has been kidnapped and her father – a Japanese mafia kingpin – murdered by a rival gang. The only way to save your loved one and defend your honor is to journey from L.A. to Japan and confront the Tokyo underworld.

Win a Trip to Epic Studios to Play 'Gears of War' (X360)

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 4:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic and Microsoft Game Studios let fans go behind the scenes to play Gears of War and meet its creators before the game hits store shelves. On October 27, 2006, two lucky winners from the U.S. will join other winners from around the world at Epic Games in Raleigh, North Carolina for a day of exclusive fun.

Various Game Trailers #901

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 2:53 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 :

  • Family Guy [PSP/PS2/Xbox] - Trailer
  • Need for Speed Carbon [ALL] - Trailer (3)
  • SEGA Golf Club [PS3] - Trailer
  • Pompolic: Call for Heroes - Trailer #2


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

'Valhalla Knights' (PSP) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

XSEED Games today announced that it has acquired North American publishing rights for the PSP exclusive action/RPG Valhalla Knights, an original title created by Marvelous and development team K2, boasting stunning graphics and real-time, action-packed battles.

X Games Rally Winner Featured In 'DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 2:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters today announced it has signed a non-exclusive agreement with U.S. pro racer Travis Pastrana, the star of this year’s summer X Games and winner of the first ever X Games Rally event, to feature in DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road, scheduled for release in 2007.

Hollywood Film Studio Makes Game Intro For 'Scarface: The World Is Yours' (ALL)

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 2:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Entertainment has partnered with Prologue Films to create an epic opening title sequence for its third person action shooter Scarface: The World Is Yours. In a complex world filled with excess and greed, players can take the role of Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film.

'Mythic Wars' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 1:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Wars is a turn-based strategy game set in a fantasy world. Combining both classic strategy gameplay and sophisticated 3D graphics players can experience epic battles like never before.

'Sam and Max: Season 1: Culture Shock' Pricing Plan Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sam and Max: Season 1: Culture Shock and begins as Sam and Max discover that a group of former child stars have become involved in nefarious deeds. Only the six foot dog and his cunning rabbit companion can unravel the mystery! Telltale revealed a comprehensive pricing plan for Sam & Max: Season 1.

'Supreme Ruler 2020' Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 11:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BattleGoat Studios today announced, Supreme Ruler 2020 an in-depth strategy game combining Political, Diplomatic, Economic and Military Strategy elements to immerse players in the ultimate geo-political wargame/simulation.

'Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened rises to the challenge of being entirely in 3D; while the creators have kept classic game mechanics, the game benefits from the freedom and the immersion brought by a superb animated and detailed real time 3D environment.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 11:15 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:

'WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007' (PSP/PS2/X360) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007 enables players to experience the intensity of being a WWE Superstar like never before with key updates and new game play features. Environmental hotspots let players select and control multiple objects in and around the ring, as well as from crowd members, to inflict damage on their opponents.

'Battlefield 2142' Demo Coming Friday

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA revealed the Battlefield 2142 demo is expected Friday, October 6, although people who pre-ordered the game through EA Downloader will be able to get it 24 hours ahead of time. The demo features the Sidi Power Plant map, two playable armies, the European Union and the Pan Asian Coalition, and the Titan Conquest mode.

Half of Casual Gamers Are 50 or Older

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to a survey made by casual game developer PopCap Games, of the estimated 150 million consumers who play family-friendly, non-violent puzzle, word and simple action games on the computer regularly, almost half of them are age 50 or older.

'Total Overdose' (ALL) Coming to PSP As 'Chili Con Carnage' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos is bringing its recent action game Total Overdose to the PSP under the name of Chili Con Carnage. Go loco in the seedy underworld of Los Toros as Ramiro Cruz, avenging the assassination of his father by creating maximum carnage in the inner circles of the local kingpin Cesar Morales’ drug cartel.

'Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised Microsoft has released a singleplayer demo for Ensemble Studios' AoE III: The WarChiefs, allowing you to check out the first two single-player missions, playable as the German or the all-new Iroquois Confederation factions.

'Medieval II: Total War' - 10 Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the most turbulent and bloody era in European history, Medieval 2: Total War will allow gamers to lead their armies across the battlefields of Europe and the Holy Land before discovering the Americas and doing battle with the fearsome Aztecs.

'Virtual Pool 3' - v3.2.3.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtual Pool 3 is the latest in the best selling Virtual Pool series. A new Career mode plus improved graphics, physics, online play and more games than ever! So realistic that we guarantee it will improve your real pool game ( thanks 3DGamers).

'Heroes of Annihilated Empires' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GSC World Publishing announced that the first part of Heroes of Annihilated Empires fantasy trilogy is gone gold. Heroes of Annihilated Empires offers an extraordinary blend of RTS and RPG gameplay, challenging gamers to create a powerful leader and a dominant military force through battle, diplomacy and treachery in a rich fantasy world.

'Neverwinter Nights 2' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 5:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neverwinter Nights 2 is an RPG set in the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms. It takes the player from the tiniest of villages into a sweeping tale of danger and war, chronicling their rise from a peasant to a full-fledged hero of the Realms, defending it against one of the greatest threats of the age.

PC Preview - 'Evidence: The Last Ritual'

by Lee Berlik on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set in the heart of a murder investigation, Evidence: The Last Ritual is an astonishing psychological thriller that blurs the line of reality and fantasy. The notorious serial killer “The Phoenix” is back and the authorities need your help to catch him once and for all.

'Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam' (GBA/NDS/Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Downhill Jam delivers a skateboard experience focused on head-to-head racing, allowing players to feel the breakneck speed of downhill competition as they tear up the world's steepest terrains while performing tricks and outmaneuvering opponents in such locations as San Francisco, Machu Picchu and Hong Kong.

'Mind Quiz' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 3:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that it will publish Mind Quiz, Sega’s hit brain training game in Europe. Mind Quiz, the PSP game, was a hit across Japan and will be available in stores in November 2006.

'FIFA 07' (ALL) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA 07 delivers authenticity with 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.

'Need for Speed Carbon' (X360) Demo On Xbox Live

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 3:08 a.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. EA has released a 1 gig demo, allowing you to try out the upcoming racer...

'Battlefield 2142' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Here are 4 screens from the demo, coming later this week.

Win Real Gold Coins With The 'World of Warcraft' Fan Contest

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 2:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bigfoot Networks announced it is sponsoring Blizzard's World of Warcraft Gurubashi Challenge Fan Contest taking place Sept.28 - Oct 11, 2006. where it is giving away real gold, silver and copper coins emblazed with the World of Warcraft and Killer Network Interface Cards signature logos.

'Adrenalin 2: Rush Hour' - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adrenalin 2 gives you a chance to achieve everyone's biggest dream - press the pedal to the metal and forget about the traffic you are sitting in. Take part in street races, upgrade your car and become famous among other drivers. But remember - the police also have good drivers.

'Heroes of Might & Magic V: Hammers of Fate' Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 12:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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. Heroes of Might and Magic Producer Fabrice Cambounet tells us some more about the Dwarves race.

PSP Review - 'Bomberman'

by Agustin on Oct. 4, 2006 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

An ominous black shadow is creeping towards Bomberman's planet, and sudden attacks by a mysterious robot army have brain-washed the inhabitants of surrounding planets, creating mass chaos.