'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 7:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pirates of the Burning Sea is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. You play a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, as you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep.

Various Game Trailers #947

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 7:07 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 :

  • Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops [PSP] - Trailer
  • Metal Slug Anthology [PSP/Wii] - Trailer #2


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

Destroy Your Keyboard, and Win Razor's New Tarantula

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 7:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Celebrating the launch of its new Tarantula keyboard, peripherals manufacturer Razer announced its Trade up to the Ultimate Gaming Keyboard contest. The person who destroys his keyboard in the most unique and outrageous way gets a chance to win the new hi-tech gaming keyboard.

'Lost Planet' (X360) Text Issue Fixed - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

When Capcom released the Lost Planet multiplayer demo last week, a lot of gamers had a Dead Rising flashback, where Elimination mode scores displayed were unreadable on non-HDTV sets. Capcom heard the cries and assures gamers a solution for text display has been implemented.

'Steel Fury' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 3:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Events in the game are based on the little-known offensive operation, conducted by the Red Army from May 12 to 28, 1942. In the course of German counterattack, begun 17 May 1942, three Soviet Armies were surrounded and forced through fierce fighting to leave from the "meat grinder" Of The Barvenkovskiy Kotel.

'Golden Axe' and 'Ecco the Dolphin' Now On Wii's Virtual Console

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA announced the release of Golden Axe and Ecco the Dolphin, two SEGA Genesis classics available now on the Wii Shop Channel for download to play on Wii's Virtual Console. Prices to download the SEGA Genesis titles will start at 800 Wii Points.

'NBA Street Homecourt' (PS3/X360) - 8 Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 3:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NBA Street series expands on the fast-paced and larger-than-life 3-on-3 basketball gameplay, creating a hyper-real world that merges legendary courts with the hometown courts of your favorite NBA stars into one seamless city of streetball moments.

Xbox Live 'Arcade GameStick' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 2:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mad Catz announced today that its Arcade GameStick for Xbox Live Arcade, Xbox 360 and PC will ship to major US retailers for availability this holiday season. Through collaboration with Konami and PopCap Games, Mad Catz has introduced a joystick controller bundled with three full Xbox Live Arcade games: Frogger, Time Pilot and Astropop.

'UFO: Afterlight' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UFO: Afterlight is a mixture of squad based tactical action and global strategy with the gamer controlling the actions of elite ground troops, and the running and construction of an intricate network of interlinking bases while collecting resources.

'Cake Mania' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 1:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cake Mania combines a new Touch Screen element with the same fast-paced cake-baking fun that has captivated millions of online players worldwide. As an added bonus, Cake Mania for the NDS includes the full online game plus the Back to the Bakery expansion pack.

'Scarface: The World is Yours' (ALL) Sells More Than One Million Units

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sierra announced that Scarface: The World Is Yours has sold more than 1 million copies worldwide. Scarface is a third person action shooter set in a complex world filled with excess and greed, where you take the role of Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film.

'Making History: The Calm & the Storm' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Making History: The Calm & the Storm puts players in control of global conflict, combining a highly sophisticated AI with rich historical detail. The game is unique among WWII games in the way it challenges gamers to achieve economic and diplomatic victory, not just military success.

'Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 12:40 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. Confirmed release date, December 5, 2006

'Saga of Ryzom' Developer Goes Belly Up

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 12:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Saga of Ryzom developer Nevrax has gone into receivership, a.k.a bankruptcy protection, and discussions with an interested party to take over are ongoing. In the meantime, support for the game continues, customers will receive a free month's subscription, and its trial/demo uncapped, although it will not be possible to upgrade your account. Saga of Ryzom features an immersive player-driven storyline, a dynamic ecosystem, mass combat mechanics, and lush graphics.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 9:54 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:

'Ship Simulator 2006' Add-on Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive and developer VSTEP announced that an Add-On pack is in the works for Ship Simulator 2006, which will feature a.o. 6 new ships, one of them a giant cruise ship capable of carrying thousands of passengers. All new ships are playable in the 2006 version environments and can be used to create new missions.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' - v1.35 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a new patch for its tactical FPS Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, bringing your retail/download version to v1.35, and addresses various multiplayer issues such as OGR Coop, disconnect problems, stability issues, as well as bug/crash fixes, and other improvements.

'Bet on Soldier: Black-out Saigon' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Slope Shaiming is a young SCN soldier. Where the WRF survives slope the attack of the Syndicate soldiers, who want to take over control of the area tried in the east of Asia to break in. It decides to create a group, which oppose to the aggressors: the Resistance. This German demo allows you to try out one mission of the full game.

'Call of Juarez' - v1.1.0.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Techland has released the first patch, bringing your retail game to v1.1.0.0 and adding an anticheat system, some tweaks, and a few multiplayer options.

'Lost Planet: Extreme Condition' (X360) Getting A Sequel

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 6:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lost Planet is a sci-fi action shooter set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet, humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man, the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings that have invaded. In an interview with Joypad, producer Keiji Inafune revealed he is already thinking about a sequel, in which he would like to add features that did not make it in the upcoming title, such as flying mechs.

'Sonic and The Secret Rings' (Wii) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 6:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sonic and The Secret Rings stars the Blue dude with the ‘tude on his first solo adventure since the original Sonic The Hedgehog in '91. This intense and exciting action game combines high-speed action with easy to play controls to offer a brand new experience!

'Beer Tycoon' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 4:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Beer Tycoon you build, staff and manage your very own brewery. Invent new beer recipes from dozens of available ingredients, set them into production, create market leading brands and distribute them to your customers.

'Airborne Assault: Conquest of the Aegean' - v3.1.141 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Before Hitler attacked Russia, he unleashed the bestiary of his German blitzkrieg on Allied forces in the Aegean peninsula. This patch fixes minor issues and bugs reported since Patch 1, including the bug in the resupply code that prevented supplies from being transferred from air delivered SEPs to on-map Bases.

CDV Still Publishing 'War Front: Turning Point' In North America

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 3:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Announcing the launch of the official website, CDV USA re-confirms that, after selling the license to 10Tacle, it will still publish Digital Reality's 3D alternate history RTS War Front: Turning Point in North America, scheduled for February 19, 2007. In the coming weeks, the site will being showcasing new videos, screenshots, developer commentary and other assets.

'Theseis' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens, Artwork & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 2:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Theseis, Greek for opinion or idea, is a new conspiracy-fantasy adventure game where players are caught between the mundane and the supernatural, following the clues of a long-lost ancient artifact that could spell disaster or ascension for the entire human race, only you will determine the outcome.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Call of Duty 3'

by Andrew Hayward on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Call of Duty 3 is a WWII FPS that, through a seamless narrative, delivers the rush of unrelenting battle and breathtaking action. Assume the roles of four ordinary Allied soldiers—American, British, Canadian and Polish—and are thrust onto an authentic, living battlefield for an unprecedented variety of combat.

NDS Review - 'Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam'

by Evan Lahti on Nov. 28, 2006 @ 2:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.