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'Star Trek: Legacy' (X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 8:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Legacy is an epic game of Starfleet combat covering the entire Star Trek Universe. Players become the Admiral of a task force of warships and must lead their fleet to victory in large-scale battles.

Valve Bans 10,000 Steam Accounts

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 8:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

It seems that Blizzard isn't the only one who drops the ban hammer, as Valve's new Anti-Cheat technology caught a few people cheating in Counter-Strike: Source and other games this week – over 10,000. VAC detects anyone using cheat software and permanently bans his or her Steam account. Valve expects to see a surge of forum posts laying blame squarely at the feet of "my little brother."

'Singles 2: Triple Trouble' - v1.4 Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 5:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Using a stunning new 3D engine, Singles are totally interactive, with highly unique detailed expressions and can be dressed in a whole range of freaky or fancy outfits. Deep Silver has released a v1.4 beta patch for all versions of the game, although there are no details as to what it fixes (thanks Blues).

Ubisoft Confirms Wii Launch Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 3:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that GT Pro Series, Monster 4X4: World Circuit, Rayman Raving Rabbids and Red Steel will be available on North American store shelves on Wii's launch day, Nov. 19. Splinter Cell Double Agent will ship Nov. 28, followed by Open Season on Nov. 30 and Far Cry Vengeance in Dec.

Various Game Trailers #938

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 3:16 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 :

  • Mass Effect [X360] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Devil May Cry 4 [PS3] - Gameplay Trailer


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

'Thrillville' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) Pegs Busch Gardens as Favorite Amusement Park

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 3:05 p.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. LucasArts asked amusement-park aficionados everywhere to vote for their favorite parks in the United States. The clear winner: Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA and Tampa, FL.

'RACE: The WTCC Game' Available for Pre-Order

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 2:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

RACE, based on WTCC, one of only three official FIA world championships alongside Formula 1 and WRC, will "brake" through as a newcomer and is aiming straight for the top of the racing game. Pre-order via Steam before it is made available on November 24th and save 10% off the $44.95 regular price.

'The Shield' (PS2/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 1:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In The Shield, based on the TV series, you take on the role of Mackey, the tough, street-savvy leader of the Elite Strike Team, a special police unit located deep within the crime-riddled trenches of Los Angeles.

'Voyage Century' Offering Free Online Play

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 1:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Voyage Century is a 3D nautical MMORPG where every featured player is the captain of his/her own battleship. Sail around the world as a courageous explorer, a canny merchant or a mysterious pirate, spread your reputation by exploring the huge continents for treasures, fortunes and glory. IGG announced Voyage Century will be completely free to play, not only currently but for as long as the game in service.

'Fight Night Round 3' (PS3) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fight Night Round 3 brings the most intense boxing experience to gamers, with film-quality graphics showcasing devastating punch impacts unparalleled in any game or film. On the way to becoming boxing's greatest legend, train to fight like the best including Muhammad Ali or create a boxing style unique only to your boxer.

ML Enterprises Producing 'Sabotage'

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 12:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

ML Enterprises takes over producing for Replay Studios' 3rd person action game Sabotage, where you will perform acts of sabotage all across Europe when they play the role of Violette Summer, a allied secret operative in the Second World War.

'City Life: World Edition' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV USA and Monte Cristo announce City Life: World Edition, a significantly updated version of their 3D city building and management simulation which will feature new maps, over 100 new buildings, famous landmarks from across the globe and a built-in content editor .

Lighthouse Signs 'Delaware St. John Volume 3: The Seacliff Tragedy'

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive announced that it has acquired the worldwide publishing rights for Delaware St. John Volume 3: The Seacliff Tragedy., the 3rd game in the adventure franchise continues the exploits of ghost hunting detective Delaware St. John as he battles the paranormal.

'Hellgate: London' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hellgate: London is an RPG set in the immersive first-person perspective. With a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, Hellgate: London introduces a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive.

'Rainbow Six Vegas' (X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UbiSoft announced that the Xbox 360 version of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas has gone gold. In Rainbow Six Vegas 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.

Sony Officially Launches PlayStation 3

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 6:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA announced the launch of its next generation PlayStation 3 entertainment system, for sale ($499-$599) throughout North America. In addition to the PS3 hardware, a software line up of more than 20 first- and third-party titles will be available at retailers nationwide.

'Silverfall' - French Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 6:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silverfall is a fantasy-style 3D action RPG that casts players into a world torn between science and nature. Monte Cristo has released a demo, albeit in French, allowing you to try out 2 areas of the full game, with multiple quests. A high-res texturepack is available for people with high end systems.

Take-Two Currently Has 20 PS3 Titles in Development

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 5:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two announced that is has 20 games in development for the PS3, with more than seven titles from Rockstar Games, including Grand Theft Auto IV, scheduled in North American for Oct. 16, 2007 and Europe on Oct. 19, 2007. Additional Rockstar Games products include new original titles such as L.A. Noire, as well as extensions of blockbuster Rockstar Games franchises.

'Made Man' (PS2/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 5:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare to get 'made' in the most compelling and thrilling mafia experience you've ever seen. Work up the ranks of The Mob, from opportunist G.I. fighting in Vietnam, to 'wise guy' on the make, doing deeds and winning favor from the Don in New York City.

Turn Your Nintendo DS into an MP3 Player

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 4:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo DS owners will soon be able to enjoy more than just games from their favorite handheld console with the Nintendo MP3 Player, launching across Europe on 8th December 2006. Nintendo fans can use their handheld console as a full-fledged, high-quality MP3 player.

'Alpine Ski Racing 2007' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

This year RTL (Ski Alpin) and JoWood (Ski Racing) are teaming up to bring us a mix of both their products in Alpine Ski Racing 2007: Bode Miller vs. Hermann Maier. This demo features 2 downhill tracks, playable in 3 modes as either Bode Miller or Hermann Maier.

'Blue Dragon' (X360) - 2 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blue Dragon is an epic role-playing game that centers on a young boy named Shu and several of his friends who create and develop their combat styles by utilizing different types of Shadow Change, including Sword, Assassin, and Power Magic.

PC Review - 'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos'

by Alan Butterworth on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 3:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Rainbow Six Vegas' (X360) Multiplayer Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 3:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Rainbow Six Vegas 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. Ubisoft has released a 985MB MP demo, featuring Attack and Defend and Terro Hunt modes. Available only for Gold members, until 24th November.

GBA Review - 'Final Fantasy V Advance'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 3:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Final Fantasy V Advance, new elements have been integrated into the original game, providing unexpected surprises for longtime fans. With additions such as new dungeons and an expanded selection of jobs and abilities, both old-school players and first-timers will find plenty of new elements to enjoy.

'Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 2:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm is turn-based and has a great PBEM system for head to head play. Matrix Games has released a demo allowing you to try out a tutorial scenario, and a fully playable version of the first scenario in the German campaign.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360) Gets Patched #2

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Several weeks back, Atari released the first Xbox Live patch for Test Drive Unlimited, promising a second one was already in the works. Promise kept! The second patch has been released, making various enhancements, fixes, and plugging exploits but mainly addressing two dozen multiplayer issues.

'Battlefield 2' - Advanced Tactical Center Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 2:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Foolish Entertainment announced the release of Advanced Tactical Center for Battlefield 2, a tool for clans and communities to plan and discuss tactics before playing a game. With the provided palette of tools, everyone can make advanced tactics swift and easy.

'Rainbow Islands Revolution' (NDS) Also Coming to PSP

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 2:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rising Star Games announced that Taito's classic is coming to PSP in 2007. Rainbow Islands endeared itself to an entire generation of gamers in the late 1980s with its playful mix of intense platforming challenges, a delightfully cute visual style and, of course, a heavy emphasis on rainbow-firing action.

Nintendo Wii not Fully Functional Upon Launch

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 2:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Wii Menu serves as the main portal to the different functions of Wii, and is designed to evolve throughout the life of the system. Some functions can be used right out of the box and more will roll out during the next few weeks and into next year, with content continually changing over time.

'Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm' - v1.13 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 2:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm is turn-based and has a great PBEM system for head to head play. This v1.13 update adds new features, such as a new tutorial scenario and a 22 page tutorial guide have been added to help new players get used to the game, as well as some performance improvements and various fixes.

'Gears of War' (X360) Coming to PC?

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2006 @ 12:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The PC Gamer Holiday 2006 issue features a nine-page article about Windows Vista and Microsoft's recent push for PC gaming with its Games for Windows initiative. The article talks about Microsoft's plans for the near future, an interview with Peter Moore, but most interestingly, it features a photo of a Games for Windows promo kiosk (similar to the current PS3/Wii demo stations). The kiosk to promote PC games has a display with various titles on it, including Flight Sim X, Age of Empires III, Rise of Nations, ShadowRun, and Halo 2, but most importantly ... Gears of War, complete with a Games for Windows logo on the box cover.