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'Medieval II: Total War' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 6:34 p.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. This demo features a tutorial and 2 maps.

Various Game Trailers #905

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 4:41 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 :

  • Reservoir Dogs [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Michael Madsen Interview Part 2
  • Battlefield 2142 - Game Intro
  • Ankh: Heart of Isiris - Trailer #2
  • Splinter Cell Double Agent [ALL] - Trailer


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

'Fight Night Round 3' (PS3) Gets Release Date - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 3:06 p.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 the first sweaty screens ...

Google Acquires YouTube for 1.65 Billion

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 2:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Google announced today that it has agreed to acquire YouTube for $1.65 billion in a stock-for-stock transaction. Following the acquisition, YouTube will operate independently to preserve its 67 employees, brand and passionate community.

'Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception will feature a limited amount of flyable planes such as F/A-18 Hornet, Su-27 and the MiG-29, and the same group of countries are still waging war.

'Justice League Heroes' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 2:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Justice League Heroes is an action adventure game with role-playing customization featuring Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna and other unlockable Justice League super heroes...

'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announces that Dark Messiah of Might and Magic has gone gold. In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be introduced to the world of Ashan, the new setting for all future Might & Magic games. Ashan is a dark and unforgiving world, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by an apocalyptic prophecy: the Dark Messiah.

'The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 11:06 a.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.

'Silent Heroes' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today that its Soldiers: Heroes of World War II addon Silent Heroes, in which you take control of a special operations force during World War II, has been delayed. Paradox has released a fully featured, but 3 hour time limited demo.

'Medal of Honor: Heroes' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 10:43 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.

'GalCiv II: Dark Avatar' Gets New Features, But Faces Delay - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar adds a gripping new single-player campaign sees the elimination of two of the game’s alien races and the introduction of several others. Stardock plans to significantly extend the feature set of the expansion pack, which has been given a new release date of February 2007.

'The Settlers VI' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Settlers fans can look forward to revisiting the series' beloved features, alongside new and enhanced gameplay to be revealed in 2007. The Settlers VI (working title) will combine city building, strategy, economies, groundbreaking graphics and an aquarium effect on the PC.

'The ProfessorÂ’s Brain Trainer' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed in conjunction with renowned brain and neurology professor, Dr. Makoto Shichida, professor at the University of Newport. They test, train and improve the player’s brain functions in a series of fun challenges and problems

Wild Hare Signs PSP Publishing Agreement with Alten8

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wild Hare Entertainment and Alten8 announce an exclusive North American publishing agreement where Wild Hare will publish several of Alten8’s unannounced upcoming PSP titles (details to be announced at a later date) in the North American market.

'World of Warcraft' Summer Movie Contest Finalists Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xfire today announced the finalists for the World of Warcraft Summer Movie Contest. With $23,000 in prizes up for grabs, gamers are invited to visit Xfire.com to view the exceptional Machinima movies and vote for their favorite finalists.

'Virtua Fighter 5' (PS3) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Fighter 5 raises the bar for console fighting games including all the features fans know and love plus enhanced gameplay mechanics, additional characters and new fighting styles, as well as newly redesigned 3D environments.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07' (x360) Demo On Xbox Live

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 9:38 a.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. EA has released a 916mb demo, available for download on Xbox Live Marketplace.

'Tokobot Plus: Mysteries of the Karakuri' (PS2) Coming to Europe - Screens

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

Take-Two and Tecmo today announced a European publishing agreement for Tokobot Plus: Mysteries Of The Karakuri. Your favorite mechanical helpers are back as the Tokobots help Bolt unlock and discover the Mysteries of the Karakuri! The Tokobots are swinging, climbing, and spinning their way back in a totally enhanced and upgraded Karakuri experience.

Monday, October 9, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 9:22 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:

EA Confirms 'Battlefield 2142' Demo Issue

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ever since last week's BF2142 demo release, the forums have filled up with people complaining about disconnect issues after mere minutes of play, an issue that we also expienced in the closed beta test. "We are aware that some players are experiencing disconnects while playing the Demo. Please know we are running checks and making enhancements to our support systems so that these disconnects can be solved as quickly as possible."

'Gothic III' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 5:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions continues its successful cooperation with the German developer Piranha Bytes by publishing one of the most spectacular titles of the coming year: Gothic III, the third part of the legendary RPG saga.

'Warfront: Turning Point' Gets Delayed Until 2007

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

10TACLE STUDIOS has added an exciting real-time strategy title to its portfolio: Warfront: Turning Point. Until its release in February next year, the Hungarian development team Digital Reality will once more put a strong focus on the fine-tuning and will add new maps and additional game modes to the multiplayer mode.

'Loki' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 4:11 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.

'Belief & Betrayal' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Belief & Betrayal is an adventure game where you investigate a murder, and get involved in a dangerous church conspiracy, which has its roots through the centuries in the time when Judas got 30 silver coins for his betrayal of Jesus Christ. dtp announced that it has pushed back the game from Q4 2006 to early 2007.

Lexicon Signs 'Ducati World Championship' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ducati World Championship is a 360° view into the world of motorcycle racing allowing you to take up a career as a pilot racing in the amateur, semi professional and professional racing classes, intent on reaching the Superbike and the Grand World Championship.

'IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced Sturmovik: 1946, offering new campaigns, missions and aircraft as well as many exclusive features. Pilots can fly the skies and fight enemies over the Russian front, German occupied Europe, the Far East and the Pacific.

'Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2' (X360) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

All your favorite DOA girls are back in Team Ninja’s Xbox 360 exclusive, Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2, and ready to battle it out in the tropical waters of Zack’s Island.

'Guitar Hero II' (PS2) Updated Tracklist Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 2:23 a.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 Guitar Hero SG Controller into a rhythm, lead or bass guitar. Red Octane expanded the confirmed tracklist to 38, out of a total of 55 expected, songs...

'Killzone: Liberation' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killzone: Liberation is an all new, action-packed installment in the Killzone series has been developed especially for PSP and will feature a new intelligent third-person camera system – ideally suited for handheld gaming. Guerrilla Games' QA Lead Seb Downie confirmed that Killzone Liberation is finished and has reached Gold Master stage.

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault adds an all-new 4-player cooperative play, improved enemy behavior and tactics, and new vehicles and weapons for campaign mode. Command the most feared Special Forces team ever assembled through a single, massive Area of Operation with varied missions spanning across multiple diverse regions.

PS2 Preview - 'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Activision Hits Remixed' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's time to relive the 80s with Activision Hits Remixed for the PSP! With more than 40 classic Atari 2600 games, WiFi multi-player functionality and the ability to play anywhere, you'll soon be saying tubular and bitchin' again!

'German Street Racing' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German Street Racing is a street racing game, developed by Dutch studio Team6, spread out over 5 of the biggest German cities. Select your favorite German car, tune it, race against AI or take it online, but most of all, keep an eye on the condition of your ride!

Xbox 360 Review - 'Bomberman Act: Zero'

by Geson Hatchett on Oct. 9, 2006 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Originally released back in the '80s, Hudson Soft's Bomberman has been a classic ever since, with only minor changes made to the formula in subsequent iterations. Now Hudson is going to throw it all overboard and breathe new life into the franchise by bringing it to the X360, with multiplayer support and even a first-person view mode.