'Myst Online: Uru Live' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 7:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Myst Online: Uru Live is Cyan Worlds' online multiplayer version of Uru: Ages Beyond Myst, but unlike its predecessors, the new worlds of “Uru Live” are dynamic and alive, making use of real-time 3D rather than still images to bring players together online to explore incredible new worlds.

Movies and TV Series Coming to Your Xbox 360 in HD Format

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 7:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft announced agreements with CBS, MTV, Paramount Pictures, Turner Broadcasting System, Ultimate Fighting Championship and Warner Bros. to bring over 1,000 hours of hit TV shows and movies to Xbox 360 gamers in the U.S. by the end of the year.

'Thrillville' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) Developer Diary #5 - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 5:06 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, allowing you to experience the joys of creating and playing within their very own theme park.

Various Game Trailers #928

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 3:32 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 :

  • Medal of Honor Airborne [ALL] - Trailer #3
  • SKATE [PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened - Trailer


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

'Untold Legends Dark Kingdom' (PS3) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 3:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Untold Legends Dark Kingdom is a next-gen action-RPGs and delivers an immersive fantasy experience through its breath-taking graphics, dramatic storyline, and action-packed battles filled with heart-pounding combat, magical spells and brilliant SFX.

'Space Empires V' - v1.13 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 2:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Space Empires V completely updates the user interface, and takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Watch space battles play out in glorious detail with realistic effects. This v1.13 retail patch, not for the Steam edition, fixes a slew of issues, crashes, and makes a bunch of tweaks.

'Final Fantasy III' (NDS) - 40 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 2:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The only Final Fantasy never localized will finally reach North American shores! Using the features of the NDS to their fullest, Final Fantasy III features graphics that have been reworked and remodeled in 3D, while maintaining the mythical Final Fantasy look and feel.

'Saints Row' (X360) Gets Premium Xbox Live Content

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 1:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The first Saints Row map pack is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace. Called the Industrial Map Pack, this fast-paced level takes place in an abandoned factory and can be played in Gangsta Brawl and Big A$$ Chains multiplayer modes. The cost is 80 Microsoft points.

'Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII' (PS2) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 12:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix announced that its PS2 exclusive action shooter Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII will be available across European on November 17th, 2006.

'Wehrwolf' - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 12:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wehrwolf is a first person 3D action-adventure game, build using the best achievements in 3D technologies. The game has two modes: single-player and multiplayer game with a gamestyle similar to Call of Duty and Medal of Honor.

Monday, November 6, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 12:03 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:

'Sonic and The Secret Rings' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 11:52 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!

'Final Fantasy XII' (PS2) Sells BIG In North America

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix announced that 1.5 million copies of Final Fantasy XII have been sold since its launch October 31st. Final Fantasy XII shakes the series to its core with the introduction of a unique new combat system, while still honoring the franchise's reputation for epic storytelling, incredible spectacle, and compelling characters.

'Made Man' (PS2/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 11:28 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.

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

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 11:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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

'Medieval II: Total War' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | 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.

'El Matador' - German v1.15 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

El Matador is a third-person action game with stealth elements set in the environment of Central and South America. Frogster has released a v1.15 patch for the German edition only, addressing balancing and scripting issues.

SEGA Nabs 'Iron Man' License

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 8:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA and Marvel Entertainment announced today that they have entered into a worldwide licensing agreement whereby SEGA has secured the exclusive rights to develop and distribute video game titles for all platforms based on Marvel’s renowned Iron Man property.

'Yakuza 2' (PS2) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set one year after the events of its predecessor, in Yakuza 2 you will face the Osaka underworld and the terrible Dragon of the West, Ryûji Kôda.

'NBA Street Homecourt' (PS3/X360) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 8:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced today that Carmelo Anthony, who previously appeared on the NCAA March Madness 2004 and NBA Live 2005 covers, will be the cover athlete of NBA STREET Homecourt. 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.

'Ratatouille' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 8:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced plans to bring Ratatouille, based on the summer 2007 film from Disney/Pixar, to gamers of all ages around the world. The game is in development across 11 systems, the most comprehensive simultaneous cross-platform launch in THQ's history and is scheduled to coincide with the worldwide release of the highly anticipated film.

Atari Bringing 6 Classic Titles to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 4:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Centipedes, Asteroids and Missiles will be among the many gaming icons to visit gamers’ homes next year, as Microsoft and Atari, Inc. announced the future arrival of some of the most beloved classic coin-op games on Xbox Live Arcade.

'RTL Biathlon 2007' (PS2/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 4:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

RTL Enterprises and 49 Games are working on yet another winter sports title, RTL Biathlon 2007, in cooperation with German Olympic medalists Kati William and Sven Fischer.

'Contra' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 4:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Relive the fight to stop the destruction of humanity in Konami’s classic side-scrolling shoot ‘em up, Contra, available on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 for download beginning Wednesday, November 8, after 0800 GMT (1:00 a.m. PST).

'Rainbow Six Vegas' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 4:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six makes its next-generation hardware debut in the most dramatic installment of the renowned first-person shooter 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.

Wii Preview - 'Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam'

by Thomas Wilde on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 2:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

'Broken Sword: The Angel of Death' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Broken Sword: The Angel of Death you take the role of unwitting hero George Stobbart as he investigates dark secrets from a long-forgotten history. This v1.1 patch fixes some issues with ATI gfx cards and older AMD cpus.

'Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz' (Wii) - 130 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 2:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

AiAi and friends come to the Nintendo Wii! An all-action extravaganza of unique new puzzles and madcap multiplayer gameplay, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz takes the ground-breaking Nintendo Wii controller and shows the world exactly what it can do!

'UFO: Extraterrestrials' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 1:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Trisynergy announced that Chaos Concept's 3D sci-fi tactical/strategy game UFO: Extraterrestrials has been delayed until February 2007. The hard decision to delay the release of UFO Extraterrestrials was made to allow for better play balance and game enhancements.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 1:18 a.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.

'Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2' (X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 1:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tecmo today that its favorite tropical island sports game, Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2 has gone gold and will ship Nov. 14th to retailers. 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.

'Thrillville' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) Feature Story #5 - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts presents a series of feature stories about Thrillville. You can expect stories like the one that follow approximately once every month from now until the game's release on PS2, PSP and Xbox this November, each article further detailing certain aspects of the game.

PS2 Review - 'Bully'

by Andrew Hayward on Nov. 6, 2006 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

As a troublesome schoolboy, you'll laugh and cringe as you stand up to bullies, get picked on by teachers, play pranks on malicious kids, win or lose the girl, and ultimately learn to navigate the obstacles of the fictitious reform school, Bullworth Academy.