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'Armed Assault' - Euro Edition Gets Exclusive Content

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 9:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

505 Games and Bohemia Interactive revealed that the European edition of their combat simulation game, ArmA: Armed Assault, will feature exclusive weapons, vehicles and mission content when released for PC on Feb. 16th, 2007.

Various Game Trailers #964

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 7:32 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:

  • Fuzion Frenzy 2 [X360] - Trailer #7
  • SKATE [PS3/X360] - Trailer #3


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

'DropTeam' - Final Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 7:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DropTeam is a scifi tactical simulation of mechanized ground action using a powerful 3D engine, realistic physics and a credible combat experience. This updated mp/sp demo includes improvements, additional units, and allows you to play with all the same units as the full game, but is limited to just a single map, the radioactive wasteland of a moon known as Hopewell.

<i>Time</i> Calls PlayStation 3 A Bust

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 6:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A Time article looking back at phenomena that captivated the media during 2006, but in the long run turned out to be less than huge, calls the PS3 a bust. Listed among disappointing box office movie Snakes on a Plane, O.J. Simpson's "If I Did it .." scandalous book, the underwhelming Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip TV series, and less than stellar Olympic performance of Bode Miller, is Sony's next-gen PS3 console, refered to as "How to blow a huge lead." Critized for being too expensive, too difficult to develop for, not enough launch day units, and bad initial portfolio.

'Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 3:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Adds layers of strategy to your gaming experience by building mobile bases, wielding the power of terrifying Ion Storms on the battlefield, or customising your armies by combining units. Battle it out online with native voice-over IP, integrated clan support, and new spectator modes that let you play RTS games like a sport.

'Tortuga: Two Treasures' - Game Story Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 3:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tortuga: Two Treasures will have players setting sail as pirate captains in search of action, adventure and of course, treasure. You play Thomas ‘Hawk’ Blythe and after you get betrayed and captured, a dramatic battle for power, romance, treasure and truth commences aboard the Jolly Roger.

Casino Games Developer Switches Gears to FPS

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Phantom EFX announced that it is currently working on a soon-to-be announced first-person shooter for the PC, tentatively scheduled for 2008. Phantom EFX is not a new developer, but has instead developed the 'Reel Deal' casino games for many years...

'Rafa Nadal Tennis' (NDS) Goes Gold - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rafa Nadal Tennis offers a new way to play a fast-paced game of tennis using just touch screen control. Using the NDS stylus, players will be able to move their tennis star on court and then, by sweeping the stylus across the Touch Screen, describe serves, lobs, drop shots, powershots and more.

Opera Browser Coming to the Wii - Screen

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 12:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On Dec. 22, Nintendo and Opera Software bring the Internet to the living room couch with a free trial version of the Opera Web browser. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can download a free trial Opera browser to activate the Internet Channel of the Wii Menu and begin surfing the Web.

'Freak Out: Extreme Freeride' (PSP/PS2/PC) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 11:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

If you're in pursuit of adrenaline, powder snow and pure freedom then look no further; that's what you’ll get delivered, with Freak Out! the ultimate freeride skiing experience.

Warner Bros. Signs Distribution Deal With Codemasters

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group has entered into an agreement with Codemasters for distribution and sales of its product slate in North America beginning in April 2007 with titles such as DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road, Clive Barker's Jericho, etc.

'Virtua Fighter 5' (PS3) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Virtua Fighter 5 raises the bar for console fighting games including all the features fans know and love plus enhanced gameplay mechanics, additional characters and new fighting styles, as well as newly redesigned 3D environments.

'Novadrome' (X360) Coming To Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Once a multiplatform title, Carmageddon developer Stainless Games' 3-D smash-’em-up vehicle combat racing game NovaDrome will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade beginning Wednesday, 20th December at 9.00 a.m. GMT

'Battlefield 2142' - v1.10 Patch / Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield 2142 is set in the future, the world is plagued by a second Ice Age, and wars have broken out over the remaining territories. EA has released a new patch, bringing your retail game to v1.10 and fixing various bugs, tweaking weapons, adding spectator function, updating Punkbuster, and more ...

'Formula One World Championship' (PSP/PS2/PS3) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fasten your seatbelt and be prepared for the race of your life as Formula One 06 brings players a brand new gaming experience, allowing you to get closer to the sport than ever before, and take part in the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship and truly interact with the sport.

Tuesday December 19, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 10:16 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:

Entertainment Software Association President Resigns

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today that its founding president, Douglas Lowenstein, will leave the organization early next year after twelve years of service to launch a new trade association in the investment industry.

inXile Acquires 'Line Rider' (NDS/Wii) License

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 10:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

inXile entertainment announced today that it has acquired the rights to the addictive 'toy' Line Rider, and will bring all the fun & thrills of the addictive Web version, aswell as adding new features, to the NDS and Nintendo Wii.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TLotR: Shadows of Angmar will allow players to forge heroic legacies in the War for Middle-Earth, experience an evolving persistent recreation of Tolkien's fantasy realm where you can establish their unique reputations, and discover and wield legendary weapons in strategic battles, while adventuring solo or in Fellowships.

'Theme Park' (NDS) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While already revealed a little while ago, EA officially announced the development of the NDS exclusive Theme Park, allowing players to create, manage, and develop their own fun-filled park, packed with amazing rides, enticing shops and engaging sideshows, all via an intuitive Touch Screen interface.

'Overclocked' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Overclocked, developed by House of Tales team, known for The Moment of Silence, is a psychological thriller which uses many technical innovations and a surprising narrative approach to form an eerily real gaming experience.

'Medal of Honor Vanguard' (PS2/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 8:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced Medal of Honor Vanguard, where you reprise the role of Frank Keegan, Corporal of the 82nd Airborne Division and engage in behind enemy lines missions throughout Europe, epic battles that turned America’s first paratroopers into heroes of WWII

'Dusk-12' - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 8:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dusk-12 is an FPS about a project to create the perfect soldier that ran out of control, and turned into the incurable virus. The whole city is now under quarantine as the inhabitants transformed into blood-thirsty assassins. A group of Spec Ops. soldiers are now trying to uncover the secrets of those aborted experiments undertaken 4 years ago.

'Wildlife Park 2' - v1.11 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 8:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Deep Silver has released a new patch for D-Alive's zoo management game Wildlife Park2 . This v1.11 patch (for all international editions) although there are no details as to what this patch actually fixes ...

'The Ship' Free Trial Commences Friday

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In its continuous push to promote its Steam titles, Valve is once more offering Outerlight's multiplayer first person maritime gaming experience, The Ship, for free. Everyone is invited to try The Ship free from December 22nd through 26th. Set on a series of luxury, art deco cruise ships built by Mr X, this devilish game challenges you to kill or be killed.

'FIFA Manager 07' Gets 'Extra Time' Expansion - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FIFA Manager 07, previously known as Total Club Manager 2006 is getting an expansion to its already extensive 2,000 clubs and over 20,000 players. The Extra Time expansion, currently only announced in Germany as "Verlängerung," adds new stadiums from all over Europe, new features such as ability to sell advertisement, start as coach, half time screens with commentary and plenty more..

'LocoRoco' (PSP) to Get A Sequel

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 2:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In an interview with MTV, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's CEO Phil Harrison revealed that a sequel for LocoRoco is in the works, "It was a very successful game for us and we're continuing to evolve the franchise," he said. "We're going to bring 'LocoRoco' back in a couple of new ways with some new friends in the future."

Nintendo Europe's NDS/Wii Q1 2007 Release Schedule

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 2:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo has plenty in store to keep your Wii Remote and touch screen busy in the New Year. Whatever sort of games you like to play there is something for everyone, ranging from nail-bitingly addictive puzzle games to adrenaline-filled action titles. With no less than 66 NDS titles and 26 Wii games, this selection will keep you tied up until Easter!

'World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 2:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is the exciting new expansion to Blizzard's massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It expands the game by tremendous bounds, adding new races, quest, lands, Battlegrounds, professions and items, raising the level cap to 70, and more.

'Prey 2' (ALL) First Details

by Rainier on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 2:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a post morten look at Prey, Human Head Studios' CEO, Tim Gerritsen, and co-founder Chris Rhinehart look back at their long in development sci-fi shooter Prey, and give us more details behind the ideas and development. In closing Chris briefly touches on the currently in development Prey 2, stating that they are looking into dynamic stuff, developing the Portal system and the improving the way the alien AI uses the portals. A reference to a Prey mod allowing you to create your own portal with the wrench might be a clue to expect something similar in the sequel.

PC Review - 'Gothic 3'

by Keith Durocher on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 1:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In the third chapter of the Gothic saga, the situation is desperate: The orcs have beaten King Rhobar’s troops and are ruling the most important parts of Myrtana, enslaving the human population. Only the tricky inhabitants of the south and the wild barbarians of the icy north are holding against the orcish domination.

Wii Review - 'Marvel: Ultimate Alliance'

by Geson Hatchett on Dec. 19, 2006 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance features a deep, rich gameplay experience by offering total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story.