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'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 8:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. provides players with dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where you are to oppose smart & dangerous enemies, a large set of diverse weaponry, possibility to control machinery, detailed and interactive game world, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, and multiplayer with numerous modes.

Various Game Trailers #961

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 8:35 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:

  • Bioshock [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer #3
  • Fuzion Frenzy 2 [X360] - Trailer #5
  • Titan Quest: Immortal Throne - Dev. Diary Trailer #1


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

'Motorstorm' (PS3) Races to Top of the Charts in Japan

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 8:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MotorStorm delivers brutal off-road racing, plunging players into a stunningly realistic - but frenzied and chaotic - environment awash with grit, mud and petrol, in a game that leaves the standard rules of racing in the dust. While not available yet in North America, UK- based developer Evolution Studios is celebrating international success today, as its racing title MotorStorm tops the Japanese PS3 charts.

'Sid Meier's Railroads!' - Free Holiday Scenario Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 8:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

2K will release a free holiday scenario for Firaxis' Sid Meier’s Railroads!, where you reemerge as a former railroad tycoon, determined once again to redeem himself and more importantly, save Christmas! Help Santa and his elves make and transport toys to Santa's Station by the rapidly-approaching deadline.

'MVP 07 NCAA Baseball' (PS2) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 6:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cheerleaders, crowd chants, and team fight songs are elements that add to the atmosphere and realism of MVP 07 NCAA Baseball. There are now an increased number of conferences, teams and authentic stadiums, creating a true-to-life NCAA baseball experience.

Faulty Wiimote Spurs Class Action Lawsuit Against Nintendo

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 6:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier today Nintendo announced a replacement program for the defective Wii remote wrist straps and now we may know the REAL reason why. On December 6th, three lawfirms filed a nationwide class action lawsuit in federal district court in Seattle, Washington, against Nintendo of America, requesting that the defective parts be replaced.

'NBA Street Homecourt' (PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 6:41 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.

'Aggression: Europe 1914' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 4:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Aggression: Europe 1914 brings the player the chance of re-writing the darkest history of the old continent. Between the years 1914 and 1950, every woman and man became slayers and victims in the most horrible war that humankind has ever suffered, and now, there is a chance to make things different. Buka has updated the game's product page, reflecting a delay from Q1 to Q4 2007 (thanks Blues).

'Tales of The World: Radiant Mythology' (PSP) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 3:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tales of The World: Radiant Mythology is the latest in the Tales of the World spin-off series allowing players to create customized characters and employs the Flex Range Linear Motion Battle system from Tales of the Abyss.

'Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3' (PS2) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 2:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced that it is bringing the PS2 exclusive Persona 3,the newest RPG from the publishers of the acclaimed Shin Megami Tensei series, to across North America in June 2007.

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach' - The Evil Resurgent Module Launched

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 2:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Turbine announced today the release of a 7th free content module for its MMO Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. The Evil Resurgent update features six new handcrafted dungeon experiences for advanced players in the game

'Tales of Destiny 2' (PSP) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 1:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tales of Destiny 2 is the sequel to Tales of Destiny, originally released on PS2 4 years ago. Set 18 years after the original, Tales of Destiny 2 introduces two new heroes, Kyle Dunamis and Reala. The game uses mostly 2D, except for map movement, battle sequences are real time using the new Trust & Tactical Linear Motion Battle System (TT-LMBS).

'Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption' - Map Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 1:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As an aspiring Underworld figure, spread corruption throughout the galaxy using new strategic gameplay elements to influence other factions, steal their funds, slow their production, spy on them and more. LucasArts has released a map editor, giving you the ability to create land and space skirmish maps.

'Thrones of Chaos' Being Sold Off Again ?

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 11:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Thrones of Chaos is an MMORPG set in turbulent medieval times focusing on PvP strife and territorial conquest. Originally scheduled for Feb 2005, renamed from Realms of Torment, Mourning, to Age of Mourning, halted, cancelled, resold, renamed, and according to this Loud Ant Software update, it is being acquired by yet another company. Seriously!

'Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War' (PS3/X360) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bladestorm will offer massive battles mixed with strategy, much like the DW titles, but one of the main differences is that the game will be situated in the Western medieval timeframe.

'Handball Manager 2007' - German Patch / Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 10:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Handball Manager 2007 is the only title in its genre fully licensed by the German handball federation, but also includes Austrian and Swiss teams, amongst other new features and improved graphics. Participate as national coach in European, or World Championships and even go to the Olympics.

'Boxing Manager' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the Boxing Manager the player follows in the footsteps of legendary boxing promoters, as he walks the long and winding road to the top of the business. Starting out with a small stable and two unknown talents, he will be able to train and manage up to 30 fighters later in the game.

'Supreme Commander' Gets amBX Support

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gas Powered Games' 3D RTS Supreme Commander is set to become the first RTS game to receive the amBX ‘ambient experiences’ treatment, allowing the delivery amazing light, wind, explosion and rumble effects across the huge gameplay landscape and vast array of vehicles, vessels and aircraft.

'Simon the Sorcerer 4' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Signed by RTL Enterprises, German developer Silver Style, known for The Fall: Last Days of Gaia, keeps on trickling out screens for for its upcoming adventure game Simon the Sorcerer 4.

'Massive Assault Network 2' - Official Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 8:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MAN2 is an online strategy game featuring sci-fi conflicts on distant planets. Gamers are fighting against the world's most talented strategy players. The demo features one planet for unlimited free games and complete land+air unit set. Lifetime Membership unlocks the access to dozens of various planets and naval units.

Gearbox Software Confirmed as 'Alien' FPS Developer

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 8:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA announced the signing of developer Gearbox Software to create a first-person shooter title based on the Alien film franchise for the next-generation systems, with license from 20th Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising. The agreement complements the recent announcement of an Alien RPG title for the next-generation systems to be developed by Obsidian Entertainment.

'Legend of the Dragon' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Legend of the Dragon is a 3rd person action game with RPG components, featuring fantastic martial arts movements from the TV series. As in the series, players will find Twelve Signs of the Ancient Chinese Zodiac, each with its own temple, and each temple with its own guardian.

Friday December 15, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 5:49 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:

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 5:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is an MMORPG with a vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology. Sigil’s expertise and experience in the field will bring groundbreaking static and dynamic content to the genre.

'Medieval II: Total War' - v1.1 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA has released the first patch for Creative Assembly's 3D RTS Medieval II: Total War. This v1.1 update includes a new charge mechanic, 2 new charges, unit balancing/tweaks, AI optimizations, unpacker for the modders, and the usual slew of bug/crash fixes.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (X360/PC) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 3:55 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.

Warner Brothers Buys 10% of SCi

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. will make an investment in SCi (owners of Eidos), representing 10.3 percent of the company, and allowing Eidos to make games based on various properties such as Batman, Looney Tunes, The OC, Legion of Super Heroes etc.

'Gears of War' (X360) Sells More Than 2 Million Units

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last month Microsoft issued a statement saying that it expected to sell one million Gears of War units by year's end, but it seems they have underestimated the title's popularity. In its 6 weeks since launch Epic's gritty action game has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide (1 million in the US alone), becoming the fastest- selling next-generation game of 2006.

The 'Guitar Hero' (PS2) Only 1 Music Contest Gets You Recording Studio Time

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 2:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cardiff-based music specialist Only 1 Music is holding a unique Guitar Hero competition in its flagship retail stores in Cardiff, with the very best player winning a week’s studio time in Only 1 Music’s state-of-the-art recording studio, complete with engineer – a prize worth £1500.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (PSP/PS2/PC) - 29 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.

Nintendo Recalls Wiimote Straps .. All 3.2 Million Of Them!

by Rainier on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following reports of flying Wiimotes, broken HDTVs and windows, Nintendo announced that it will replace all broken straps for it's Wii console, affecting all Nintendo Wiis sold worldwide, inluding those currently on store shelves. Although not admitting any blame, Nintendo said the straps do not present a problem if used correctly. The Japanses giant has also recalled 200,000 AC adapters for its DS and DS Lite consoles, but in Japan, not overseas.

NDS Review - 'Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

Xbox 360 Review - 'College Hoops 2K7'

by Evan Lahti on Dec. 15, 2006 @ 1:33 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With the revolutionary Chant Creator, the enhanced Coach Mode, and the even more realistic college game atmosphere, College Hoops 2K7 fans will be caught up in the excitement and pageantry of collegiate basketball like never before.