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'Fable 2' (X360/PC) Gets Havok Physics

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 6:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Havok announced that Lionhead Studios has licensed physics and animation solution Havok Complete for use in Fable 2.

'NBA Street Homecourt' (PS3/X360) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 6:30 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.

Various Game Trailers #958

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 6:00 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 :

  • Dark Sector [PS3/X360] - Trailer #5
  • Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War [PS3/X360] - Trailer #2


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

Codemasters and Introversions Sign amBX License Agreement

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 5:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Philips announced that it has reached agreements with Codemasters (TOCA Race Driver 3) and Introversion (DEFCON and Darwinia) to amBX-enable their upcoming games utilizing a special scripting language that will redefine the experience of playing games by extending the game world out of the screen and into the real world.

'Assault Heroes' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 4:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Assault Heroes is an innovative action combat game with non-stop vehicular combat action at its best is coming to Xbox Live Arcade.

'Raw Danger' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Agetec's survival game Raw Danger, previously known as S.O.S : The Final Escape, requires you to fend for yourself in a city surrounded by mountains, ocean, and rivers that is experiencing torrential rains. All order has collapsed and there is no choice but to escape. The dangers are endless – washed away bridges, collapsing buildings, and flash floods all stand in the way of safety.

'Burn' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Burn is a first Person Shooter, in development at Polish Destan Entertainment, whch allows the player to fight with others in multi player mode, as well as a singleplayer experience against AI bots.

New Backwards Compatibility Update Coming Soon

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 2:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While not officially announced yet, Microsoft is working on a new backwards compatibility update. This free update currently adds 28 original Xbox games that you will be able to play on your X360, but is work in progress. Titles of note are recent games such as Scarface, Splinter Cell Double Agent, MK: Armageddon, and favorites such as Psychonauts...

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' - v1.6 Euro Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 12:32 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. This v1.6 patch, for the european retail version, adds new features, a slew of unit/item balance tweaks, and the usual bugs/crash fixes.

'Desperados 2: Conspiracy' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Desperados 2: Conspiracy is an enhanced and expanded version of the tactical Wild West action game Desperados 2: Cooper’s Revenge.

Tuesday December 12, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 11:11 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:

'DEFCON' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 11:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DEFCON, inspired by the 1983 cult-classic Wargames, is an online, competitive, multiplayer strategy game based around the theme of global thermonuclear war. This v1.2 patch adds new MOD support system, and new RenderNodes.

'CSI: Hard Evidence' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced the development of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence, an all-new video game in the Crime Scene Investigation franchise based on the characters and storylines from the original hit CSI television series.

'Red Ocean' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Ocean combines fast-paced, uncompromising action with perilous diving sequences. You take on the role of Jack Hard, who stumbles upon a Cold War-era Russian research station on the ocean floor taken over by a terrorist group.

'Rainbow Six Vegas' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. The future of global security hangs in the balance as you battle to defend classic Vegas locations and environments like Fremont Street, the Strip, and casinos.

'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' - v1.02 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 9:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be 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. These v1.02 patches address various bugs and issues with the game...

'Jagged Farm: Birth of a Hero' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GameFactory's Jagged Farm: Birth of a Hero is a new agricultural real-time strategy game Jagged Farm: Birth of a Hero, built using the Officers engine.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' Also Coming to Xbox 360

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan. Funcom announces that its MMO Age of Conan has received the green light from Microsoft, and can officially start development of an Xbox 360 version.

'S.R.A.C.S.' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In S.R.A.C.S., the legendary Amiga shooting arcade classic “Choplifter” begins a new life – with updated, state-of-the-art graphics. In this title, full of mayhem, you’re flying with a helicopter through actual existing areas loaded with spectacular effects.

'Two Worlds' (X360/PC) Collector's Edition Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TopWare announced the tri-lingual Collector's Edition (English, French and German) for its upcoming action/rpg Two Worlds, which will include a letter opener sized version of the "Kilgorin" sword that appears in the game, a T-shirt and a card game (55 sheets), both with the exclusive "Two Worlds" design, a double-sided poster in A2 format with a beautifully-worked map and some truly dazzling artwork! To top it all off there is also a the "Making of" DVD including a maxi CD, and this isn’t just any old soundtrack – it’s a succession of atmospheric masterpieces from Harold Faltermeyer

'Pirates of the Caribbean Online' Developer Diary #1

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 5:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Pirates of the Caribbean Online you embark on quests for adventure and treasure in an effort to become the Caribbean’s most legendary pirate. Along the way you learn skills and tactics from the notorious Jack Sparrow, helping them forge alliances, hunt for buried treasure, battle evil undead forces and face off against known enemies from the movies.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 5:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 will feature changing climate, improved AI, an advanced Cross-Com system, air strikes from jet fighters, new weapons and a new soldier class, the Medic.

PS2/Xbox Review - 'Destroy All Humans! 2'

by Nicolus Baslock on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 5:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Destroy All Humans! 2 comes out a little over a year after its predecessor and it's loaded for bear. Expect more blistering humor, massive destruction, flying saucers, evil Russians, smelly hippies, and jokes about Crypto's nether-regions than you can shake a, er, stick at.

Red 5 Studios Secures Additional Funding

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 4:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Independent online game development studio Red 5 Studios, made up of key talent behind Blizzard's World of Warcraft, announced today it has raised $18.5 million additional capital to further its growth toward becoming the leading studio for creative, original MMO games for the global mass market.

'War Front: Turning Point' - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 4:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War Front: Turning Point explores an alternate World War II, one in which Hitler is assassinated in the early days, and you will 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 World War II.

'Field Ops' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 3:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Freeze Interactive's Field Ops, developed by Digital Reality and previously known as Ghost Wars, brings together, in a unique presentation, the two favorite genres of PC gamers; Real-Time-Strategy and First-Person Shooter.

'Viva Pinata' (X360) Goes Karting ?

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 3:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to the latest magazine issue of EGM, Viva Pinata developers Rare might already be working on the next installment in the Pinata universe. Drawing from its past experience with Diddy Kong Racing, Viva PiƱata Kart would put the colorful garden animals on the Kartin racetrack. If rumors have any legitimacy to them, Viva Pinata Kart is tentatively scheduled for somewhere in 2007.

'The Continuum' - Game Details & Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 3:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Continuum is the premiere online collectible war game that blends the best elements of strategy gaming, collectible gaming, RPGs and digital goods into a distinctive game universe where players’ actions affect a gripping narrative, and their customized digital characters develop to change the combat landscape.

'RoboBlitz' (X360/PC) Gets Free Multiplayer Addon in 2007

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 3:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

RoboBlitz is a fast-paced action game featuring puzzle-solving and unique physics-based weapons. Players blast through 15+ levels of high-intensity action as Blitz, a multi-talented robot on a mission to save its factory from a band of invading mechanical brains. in an interview with MajorNelson Naked Sky revealed multiplayer capability will be coming in a free addon, including additional content.

'Rachet & Clank: Size Matters' (PSP) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capturing all of the humor from previous PS2 installments with engaging cinematics, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters will allow up to four players to compete in action-packed wireless multiplayer gaming.

European 'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2' (Wii) Gets Extra Content

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 for Wii is scheduled for European release in March 2007 with brand new content. Combining action, fighting and light role-playing elements, DBZ: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 will send players battling their way through a rich story mode spanning the entire Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball GT series.

'MLB 07: The Show' (PSP/PS2/PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 3:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MLB 07 The Show looks to continue its reign as the most valuable player in the category by incorporating an all-new feature set and innovative gameplay enhancements.

Hardware Review - 'Nyko's Zero Wireless Controller'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Dec. 12, 2006 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Zero is truly a combination of style and performance. Featuring 2.4 GHz wireless technology, heat-dissipating aluminum panels, backlit buttons, and a unique ergonomic design, Zero aims to give gamers the most complete controller experience possible.