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'Live For Speed: S2' - v0.5V Alpha Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 11:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With LFS S2 important features have been added, dynamic camber (improved simulation of suspension and different suspension types), highly detailed tyre physics and a damage model have been introduced. The LFS team has released a new update for the LfS S2 alpha demo adding stability, several fixes, and an in-game autoupdate function.

'Jade Empire: Special Edition' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 5:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

BioWare is bringing an enhanced version, high-resolution graphics and new visual effects, of Jade Empire to the PC. The original, story of Jade Empire is injected with new monsters, weapons, combat styles, new challenges, and special items to discover.

'Sacred 2' - Screen & Trailers

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 5:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria. Highly action-oriented, Ascaron's Sacred 2 features pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.

'Silverfall' - v1.13 French Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 4:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Silverfall is a fantasy-style 3D action RPG that casts players into a world torn between science and nature. Monte Cristo has released the first patch bringing your French retail game to v1.13 and adds various optimizations, UI changes, multiplayer fixes, and other tweaks.

Various Game Trailers #967

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 4:53 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:

  • C&C 3: Tiberium Wars [X360] - Trailer
  • Ar Tonelico [PS2] - Trailer #2
  • Sacred 2 - Trailer #2
  • The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar - Trailer #5
  • Battlestations Midway [X360/PC] - Gameplay Trailer #4


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

'The Sims 2 Pets' - Body Shop Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 4:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims 2 Pets allows players to create and control digital characters throughout their lives while determining the outcome of their relationships and choosing their destiny. Each platform will feature customized content. This patch allows the Body Shop to be compatible with previous Expansion Packs.

'Tomb Raider Anniversary' (PSP/PS2/PC) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 4:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Using an enhanced ‘Tomb Raider: Legend’ game engine, the graphics, technology and physics bring Lara’s adventure and pursuit of a mystical artefact known only as the Scion right up to today’s technology standards and will offer gamers a completely new gameplay experience.

'1701 AD' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Weigh anchor, sail the seven seas, explore new continents and foreign cultures. Demonstrate your strategic skills, business acumen and diplomatic finesse. Revel in the jubilant cheers of your people – but don't disappoint them. This v1.01 patch is for the US version and updates gfx on the G80, improves unit balancing, and fixes a slew of other issues.

'Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars: Kane Edition' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

C&C 3: Kane Edition includes an exclusive bonus DVD with a behind the scenes documentary, deleted scenes and a blooper reel from the live action video shoots, gameplay strategy videos from the game designers themselves, 5 exclusive wallpapers, exclusive in-game content including 5 new multiplayer maps and 3 unique unit skins -- one for each of the three factions in the game.

'Sprint Cars: Road to Knoxville' - v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting as a small town star and working through the ranks to become a national legend, Sprint Cars: Road to Knoxville lets players race in several single player modes packed with options or engage in a two-player, split-screen arcade mode for one race or an entire season. This patch fixes X Fire Support, and minor game play issues.

'Panzer Elite Action' - v1.43.87 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Koch Media/JoWood has released a first patch for Zootfly's tank driving action game Panzer Elite Action. This v1.43.87 addresses various fixes, changes, and tweaks in general.

Microsoft Extends Xbox 360 Warranty to One Year

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 6:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that it will change the X360 warranty from 90 days to 1 year from the date of purchase in the US and Canada, on par with the standard 1-year X360 warranty that is available throughout most of the world. This also applies to those who already have an X360 and are still within their first year of ownership.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 6:01 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.

Study Finds In-Game Sports Ads Don't Work

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 5:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Behavioural research consultancy, Bunnyfoot, has conducted an independent study that reveals a lack of engagement between video game players and in-game advertising in sports titles. Using its Sponsor Fixation Index (SFI) metric, Bunnyfoot reports a dramatic fall in consumer engagement ratings among some of the leading sporting games.

'Crackdown' (X360) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 5:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crackdown pushes the action-driving hybrid genre into the next generation with the introduction of the first-ever truly 3-dimensional persistent playground, highly innovative co-op gameplay and an extensive prop interaction system all while taking place in a massive and highly-stylized urban center.

'Trophy Bass 2007' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 4:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bass Pro Shops has teamed up with Vivendi Games to deliver the 6th version of the fishing series Trophy Bass. With stunning realism, beautiful visuals and heart pumping gameplay - this is the most entertaining interactive fishing experience yet. This demo lets you have a taste of the full game and get familiar with its control scheme.

'For Liberty!' - v1.75 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 4:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For Liberty! is a turn based computer strategy game for the PC, covering two wars of independence - the American Revolution (1775-1783) and the Rakoczi War of Independence in Europe 1703-1711. This v1.75 patch brings a number of tactical and strategic AI improvements, improved game realism, new realistic ruleset feature where the readiness recovery rate is halved, etc...

Opera Browser Now Available for Download on Wii

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 4:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today a free trial version of the Opera browser is available for download on Nintendo's Wii. The Wiimote has made it possible to surf the Web in a new way with the Opera browser on your TV. Simply point and click to go to a Web page, select a link or input text. Click and move the Wii Remote up, down, left or right to navigate a page.

Nintendo Expands Wii's Shop Channel with 5 Classic Titles

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 4:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On Christmas day Nintendo will be adding yet another 5 classic games to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles : Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, Super Castlevania IV, Toe Jam & Earl, and R-TYPE.

'Silverfall' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 4:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silverfall is a fantasy-style RPG using advanced 3D graphics and fascinating storyline, featuring large free-roaming environments, 4 customizable and playable races, 150 monsters, single- and multiplayer (co-op and PvP), ragdoll effects, day/night cycle, particle effects and the latest shaders.

NDS Review - 'Asphalt 2: Urban GT'

by Andrew Hayward on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 3:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Asphalt 2: Urban GT shifts into gear with six game modes, numerous tuning possibilities, 30 tracks and 36 licensed cars and motorcycles, taking handheld racing simulations to a new level.

PS2 Review - 'Eragon'

by John Curtis on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 2:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Eragon is an epic fantasy-adventure which centers on a young farm boy named Eragon whose destiny is revealed with the help of a dragon. Based on the upcoming movie, Eragon, now a Dragon Rider, is swept into a world of magic and power, discovering that he alone has the power to save -- or destroy -- an Empire.

Blizzard Bans 105,000 'World Of Warcraft' Accounts

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In keeping with its aggressive stance against cheating in World of Warcraft, Blizzard banned over 105,000 accounts were closed and 12 million gold was removed from the game economies in Europe, Korea, and the US in the month of November. The banned accounts were taking part in activities that violate the game's Terms of Use, including using third-party programs to farm gold and items, which severely impacts the economy of a realm and the overall game enjoyment for all players.

'Crackdown' (X360) - Xbox Live Demo Coming January 18

by Rainier on Dec. 22, 2006 @ 12:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crackdown pushes the action-driving hybrid genre into the next generation with the introduction of the first-ever truly 3-dimensional persistent playground, highly innovative co-op gameplay and an extensive prop interaction system. Microsoft will release a singleplayer demo, with co-op enabled, on Xbox Live Marketplace January 18.