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'Birth of America' - v1.10 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 9:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Birth of America you control one of the major contenders in French & Indian Wars, and the War of the American Independence, trying to achieve military and political victory. This v1.10 patch tweaks many elements, provides a free scenario, and a rewritten 75’ Campaign

'Heavy Duty' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 9:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Heavy Duty is a 3rd person action shooter where the player controls a huge war robot to save his planet from enemy attacks. The game utilizes advanced technology with innovative gameplay features never before achieved in video games.

Various Game Trailers #936

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 9:13 p.m. PST | 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:

  • Supreme Commander - Trailer (3)
  • RACE: The Official WTCC Game - Intro Trailer
  • Gothic III - Launch Trailer
  • Bionicle Heroes [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • Stoked Rider: Alaska Alien - Trailer
  • Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam [Wii] - Trailer


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

'Monster Kingdom Jewel Summoner' (PSP) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 9:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced the acquisition of the North American publishing rights to Monster Kingdom Jewel Summoner, an PSP exclusive RPG designed by Cozy Okada, the creator of the Shin Megami Tensei series!

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 4:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer: Mark of Chaos is an RTS game set in the renowned Warhammer world, featuring epic battles within massive landscapes, while offering an astounding level of detail, from a bird's eye view down to the insignias on a warrior's armor. This v1.2 patch adds new features, 6 new multiplayer maps, makes various improvements and balance changes to most of the factions.

'Sonic Rivals' (PSP) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | 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.

'Rainbow Six Vegas' (PS3) Also to Miss Launch?

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 3:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rainbow Six makes its next-gen debut in the most dramatic installment of the renowned FPS franchise to date. Rainbow operatives take to the chaotic streets of Las Vegas as an escalating terrorist siege in "Sin City" threatens to take world terrorism to new, uncontrollable heights. According to an updated EBGames release date, R6 Vegas will not be available until late January 2007, while most other platforms ship end of Nov/early December.

'Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 3:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin, the latest installment in the action series lets players control two different characters as they attempt to thwart a terrible plan to resurrect Dracula’s Castle and bring a reign of darkness upon the world.

'Company of Heroes' - v1.30 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 12:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has released a new patch for its 3D WWII RTS Company of Heroes. This v1.30 adds a new multiplayer map, mod tools, new features, various optimizations, a ton of tweaks, crash and bug fixes.

'Pimp My Ride' (PS2/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You and Xzibit will take on the challenge of hooking up your homies and transforming their hoopties, buckets and beaters into the hottest whips on the street, while redlining through the streets and alleyways of Pimp City.

'Freak Out: Extreme Freeride' (PSP/PS2/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 12:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

If you're in pursuit of adrenaline, powder snow and pure freedom then look no further; that's what you’ll get delivered, with Freak Out! the ultimate freeride skiing experience.

'NHL 07' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 12:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring an unmatched level of freedom and control, NHL 07 will represent a watershed moment in the history of the console hockey. This massive demo allows you to play 5 minute matches between Philadelphia Flyers, HC Sparta Prague and Modo Hockey (thanks Tiscali).

'The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-King' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 12:02 p.m. PST | 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.

'Delta Force Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre' (PS2) - 6 Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 11:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sierra and NovaLogic today announced that they have entered a co-publishing agreement for the PS2 exclusive first-person shooter Delta Force Black Hawk Down: Team Sabre.

'American Civil War: Our Hearts Were Touched With Fire' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 11:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Birth of America creatores today announced their newest project, American Civil War: Our Hearts were touched with Fire, a historically accurate, realistic and fun turn-based grand operational strategy game of the American Civil War (1861-1865).

'Titan Quest: Immortal Throne' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today officially announced the first Titan Quest expansion pack, Immortal Throne, adding new storyline, monsters, weapons, quests, skills, and character classes.

Fireglow Forms Publishing Label and Opens Two New Development Studios

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 11:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fireglow, known for its Sudden Strike series, announced expanding of its business operations by founding a publishing label and two new game development studios, one for casual games, while the second will work on triple A titles such as Sudden Strike Online and Stranger Online.

'After Burner: Black Falcon' (PSP) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After Burner: Black Falcon is the first arcade-style flight combat title for the PSP, combining intensive air combat with explosive gameplay, whilst allowing players to relive the experience of the classic After Burner arcade game.

'The Secret Files: Tunguska' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Secret Files: Tunguska is a point'n click adventure game based on the mysterious Tunguska inferno that turned everything into debris and ashes. This v1.02 patch, for all international versions, optimizes gfx for older cards, adds new cinematics and support for dual-core cpus, but also adds a completely new alternative ending, and credits.

'Full Auto 2: Battlelines' (PS3) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 6:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Full Auto 2: Battlelines is a combat-racing game putting high-speed vehicles outfitted with weapons and armor into fully realized and fully destructible urban street environments. SEGA has update its Full Auto 2 product page, reflecting a change in release date. Originally scheduled for this week, the title has been pushed back until December, adding another title to the growing list of games not making the PS3 launch.

'There is Only WAR!' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 6:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

There is Only WAR! is a new action adventure based on a true story of the epic conflict bringing gaming to its origins, showing that the "have fun or die trying" slogan is all the rage again.

'Star Wars: The Best of PC' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 6:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts announced that Star Wars: Empire at War, Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars Battlefront, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, and Star Wars Republic Commando, plus a free 14-day trial of Star Wars Galaxies, will be packaged together in Star Wars: The Best of PC.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Gears of War'

by Thomas Leaf on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 5:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Halo 3' (X360) Multiplayer Beta Announced - Screen

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 5:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios today celebrated 5th Xbox Anniversary by announcing an Halo 3 Xbox Live multiplayer public beta, scheduled for spring 2007. Also On Dec. 4, a new Halo 3 trailer will be released, while next spring all-new Halo 2 multiplayer maps will be released.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' Coming to the PSP - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 5:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K and Firaxis Games announced Sid Meier's Pirates! for the PSP. In Pirates! you are a 17th century Caribbean Pirate Captain trying to become the most revered and feared pirate in history - exploring high seas and exotic ports, overtaking enemies in fierce naval battles, engaging in duels and attempting to seize valuable booty.

'Superman Returns: The Videogame' (X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 5:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Superman Returns: The Videogame, you explore and protect the truly living city of Metropolis, one that is not only expansive (with 80 sq miles and over 9,000 buildings), but also changes dynamically with you as you affect gameplay. EA has released a 900mb demo (five missions contained in two chapters), now available on Xbox Live Marketplace, but only for Gold members, until Nov 22nd.

'World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 5:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is the exciting new expansion to Blizzard's massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It expands the game by tremendous bounds, adding new races, quest, lands, Battlegrounds, professions and items, raising the level cap to 70, and more.

'Titan Quest: Immortal Throne' Officially Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 4:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed last week, THQ today officially announced the first Titan Quest expansion pack, Immortal Throne, adding new storyline, monsters, weapons, quests, skills, and character classes.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 4:24 a.m. PST | 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:

'Defender' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 3:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway's classic space shooter is back! Now for the first time you can play Defender on Xbox Live. Protect the humans on the planet surface by destroying the invading alien abductors. Two versions, the classic game in its untouched original form and a graphically enhanced version, available for 400 points.

'Thrillville' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 3:48 a.m. PST | 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.

PSP Review - 'Gitaroo Man Lives!'

by Andrew Hayward on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Gitaroo Man Lives! is the sequel to 2002's Gitaroo-Man, now optimized for the PSP with ad hoc multiplayer, although no online, and a new Duet mode for co-op or head-to-head play. Gitaroo-Man Lives!'s music and vocals will be provided by well-known Japanese pop stars.

'Wrestling Spirit 2' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 12:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Grey Dog Software has released the first patch for its sports management simulation software Wrestling Spirit 2, bringing your retail game to v1.1 and addresses several problems with the game, fixes bugs, crashes and makes various tweaks.

'Steel Beasts Pro Personal Edition' - v2.304 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2006 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Steel Beasts is a simulation of small-unit armored and mechanized combat, centered around two of the world’s most awesome main battle tanks: the US’s M1A1 Abrams, and Germany’s Leopard 2A4.