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'Alpha Prime' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 7:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Element Software announced that its single-player oriented sci-fi FPS has gone gold (thanks NoFrag). At its core is a story written by the foremost Czech Sci-fi author Ondrej Neff. Game play will be a varied balance of combat and more technical activities such as hacking and remotely controlling robotic devices.

Various Game Trailers #948

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 5:41 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 :

  • Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars - Trailer #2
  • Supreme Commander - Trailer (4)
  • SKATE [PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • Gran Turismo HD [PS3] - Trailer #2


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

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 5:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After two years of development Climax's Warhammer Online was cancelled after which Games Workshop granted its license to Mythic Entertainment. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is an MMO game for PC and console set in the fantasy world of Warhammer.

'Battlestations: Midway' (X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 4:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlestations: Midway follows the story of naval recruit Henry Walker, whose first assignment as a gunner at Pearl Harbor is the starting point of an incredible career at the heart of the US Pacific Fleet in 1942, in what was to become one of the most inspirational military campaigns in history.

'Prey' Coming to Steam

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 4:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After the demise of the Triton digital distribution system, Take 2/3D Realms announced it would be looking into alternatives, and they seem to has found one. Valve announced today that Prey will be available Thursday, November 30 on Steam for $49.95. Previous purchasers of the retail or downloaded editions of Prey can activate a copy on Steam at no cost by using their existing product key.

'NCAA March Madness 07' (PS2/X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 3:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCAA March Madness returns for the 2007 season, offering custom playbooks for each team, an enhanced Dynasty Mode, and other new features.

'City of Heroes' - Free Expansion #8 Goes Live

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 3:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft and Cryptic Studios today released the eighth free expansion to City of Heroes, adding new mission styles, new story content and a veteran rewards program to one of the most successful comic-book themed PC games ever.

'Stoked Rider: Alaska Alien' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 3:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Equip your alien rider and drop him at the highest peaks of tremendous mountains. Wherever you want. Explore a never seen before terrain inspired by Alaska's impressive summits or match online with your friends and players from around the globe.

Win The Chance To Be An Adidas NBA All-Star VIP

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 3:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NBA fans from all over the globe get ready to go head-to-head versus some of the NBA’s best and have the opportunity to win a trip to attend the NBA All-Star 2007 in Las Vegas as part of the adidas VIP All-Star Experience sweepstakes powered by Xbox.

'IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 offers 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.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 12:44 p.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:

'Pimp My Ride' (PS2/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 12:20 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.

Study Finds Retail Outlets Are Enforcing ESRB Game Ratings

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The 2006 MediaWise Video and Computer Game Report Card confirms that the nation's leading retailers are enforcing computer and video game ratings by refusing to sell games rated "Mature" by the ESRB to persons under age 17, unlike the small stores who according to the study are way less proactive.

'Red Steel' (Wii) Sequel Planned ?

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A job recruitement announcement on Ubisoft's website reveals that a sequel to Red Steel might be in the works as its Paris studio is looking for an experienced game designer to assist in the development of Red Steel sequel. This revelation might have been premature as Ubisoft updated the recruitement page and quickly removed the Red Steel reference. Oddly enough the qualification also requires multiplayer and RPG experience. Whether the new title is Wii exclusive or multiplatform is not mentioned.

'Undercover: Dual Motives' (NDS) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Undercover: Dual Motives is an point & click adventure game where players take control of physicist and reluctant spy Dr. John Russell in his early days, investigating at a British research facility, and hunt for a Nazi nuclear bomb.

Delays for European Wii Launch Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While Europe will finally see the first Nintendo Wii units appear in stores on December 8, gamers might have fewer games to choose from as anticipated. Ubisoft is delaying 3 titles, Splinter Cell Double Agent (Dec. 14), Far Cry: Vengeance (Dec. 21) and Blazing Angels : Squadrons of WWII (Dec. 31), while one of the strongest North American launch titles, Atlus' Trauma Center: The Second Opinion, is getting pushed back to Spring 2007, due to localization issues.

'Flyboys Squadron' Gets In-Game Content Update

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network announced that its World War I combat flight simulator Flyboys Squadron, based upon the MGM movie Flyboys, has launched a sweeping update with new mission updates, new terrains and new graphic and frame rate improvements.

'Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel is an NDS exclusive RPG featuring an all-new original storyline, original characters created exclusively for the game and an intuitive battle system based on action from the popular animated series.

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 9:43 a.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 v1.3 patch fixes a few text issues in all language versions, as well as 2 crash fixes.

'Lifesigns' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alerts, blue lights and bloody excoriations – humanity need the gods in white. In Lifesigns for the Nintendo DS, it’s up to you if you save lives. Each second is important – the emergency room is waiting for you!

Europe Prepares For Wii Invasion

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A huge shipment of Nintendo’s new system, Wii, has now arrived in Europe ahead of launch on December 8th and with an unprecedented number of pre-orders having been taken, it is likely that there will be exceptional demand for the system when it goes on sale in Europe.

'Elebits' (Wii) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 6:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mysterious and tiny creatures, the titular Elebits have been the source of the world's power for the past 10,000 years. While humans and Elebits have always lived in harmony, these friendly beings love to cause trouble, and it's up to players to track them down and put an end to their mischief.

'War Front: Turning Point' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 6:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War Front: Turning Point is a 3D WWII RTS set in an alternate reality where you take command of experimental weapons, prototype vehicles and units rarely seen in strategy games in an attempt to alter or secure the historical outcome of the war. This multiplayer demo features a tutorial, 2 playable sides, 2 maps (1vs1, 3vs3), and skirmish mode (vs AI)

'Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops' (PSP) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 5:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops for the PSP features an original storyline that follows the events of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and includes online play that lets gamers recruit their own comrades to form a unique fighting force.

'Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 5:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is a grand space opera that will take you from a down and out starship captain to an amazing intergalactic hero whose renown travels light speed ahead of you! The v1.2 patch adds new content, enhances previous content, tweaks alien fleet settings and fixes pesky bugs.

'RTL Winter Games 2007' (PS2/PC) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The winter season is near and RTL Enterprises announces yet another skiing title, as usual developed by 49Games, also known for Alpine Skiing. RTL Winter Games 2007 features 15 categories such as speed skating, biathlon, skijumping, alpine skiing, and making its entry this year is curling.

'Runaway 3' Already in Development

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While Runaway 2 has yet to be released in most countries except Germany, developer Pendulo Studios is already working on the third installment in the franchise. During the Adventure Developers Online Conference the developers confirmed Runaway 3 is in the works, and although they refused to set any sort of date or reveal any other details, they did promise the wait wouldn't be as long as between the first two titles.

'Great Invasions' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 12:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A clever mix of strategy and action, Great Invasions plunges you back into Europe of the Dark Ages, a time in history where hundreds of nations and barbarian tribes rush to assault the civilized world, from AD 375 (arrival of the Huns) to AD 1066 (conquest of England by the Normans).

New 'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' Patches in the Works

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 12:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players are introduced to the world of Ashan, a dark and unforgiving world, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by an apocalyptic prophecy: the Dark Messiah. Both Kuju (multiplayer), and Arkane (singleplayer) are working on a new patch to address various bugs, adding CTF mode, new maps, and ramping up difficulty.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas'

by Alicia on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas takes the long-running game franchise to the neon strip of Las Vegas to explore the American nightmare of a major city taken over by terrorists. A single-player campaign takes you through a hunt through several casinos, but the real draw of Rainbow Six is robust online multiplayer with a variety of competitive and co-op modes.

NDS Review - 'Rainbow Islands Revolution'

by Agustin on Nov. 29, 2006 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.