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'World of Warcraft' - v2.0.1 Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 8:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a new upatch for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This massive v2.0.1 update, for the French, German and UK editions of the game, revamps the honor system, adds arena skirmishes, and the usual slew of balance tweaks, bug and crash fixes...

'Battlefield 2142' v1.10 Patch in the Works - Details

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 4:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Dice Live Team is working on a Battlefield 2142 v1.10 patch, currently in beta testing, and will include added server options and a few gameplay enhancements along with a number of bug fixes. No word whether this update will also feature the reported new maps (Karlbo et Garmisch Partenkirchen) and supply line gameplay mode.

'War Rock' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 4:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

K2 Network's WarRock is an online FPS game, allowing you to experience online battlefields on a large scale, with supporting vehicles for land, sea and air.

Various Game Trailers #952

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 4:28 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 :

  • The Chronicles of Spellborn - The Howling Music Trailer
  • Sam & Max Episode 2 - Situation: Comedy - Trailer


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

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' Custom Map Competition Phase 1 Winners

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 4:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bold Games announced the results of the “Blitzkrieg” phase of its Custom Map Competition for Tripwire Interactive's WWII Eastern Front FPS Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. The top prize is brand new, high-end gaming rig, with additional prizes of top graphics cards and gaming keyboards/mice.

'Virtua Tennis 3' (PSP/PS3/X360/PC) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 2:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Virtua Tennis 3 gives gamers the opportunity to experience new levels of realism never thought possible on a home console system with enhanced photo-realistic graphics and advanced player animations that perfectly match the behaviour and mannerisms of individual professional players.

'Splinter Cell Double Agent' and 'College Hoops 2K7' Demos on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 2:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

If you need a break from the multiplayer mayhem, Ubisoft has now also released the Splinter Cell Double Agent singleplayer demo, while Take Two has issued a demo (only for North America) for its recently released basketball game College Hoops 2K7 (North Carolina V.S. Florida). Both demos are now available on Xbox Live, but for the time being only Gold members will have access to download them, silver membership holders will have to wait until next week, to shoot some hoops.

'Rainbow Six Vegas' (X360) Getting Patched

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 2:13 p.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. Ubisoft announced it is working on the first patch addressing various multiplayer issues and fixing bugs ...

Activision Sponsored Survey Indicate Parents Trust the ESRB

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 2:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As part of Activision's "Ratings Are Not a Game," a sponsored survey concluded that parents overwhelmingly agree that the ESRB rating system is a highly effective and influential tool for determining what videogames are appropriate for their children to play.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 2:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SOE and Sigil Games announced the Vanguard: Saga of Heroes pre-order program, available through select retailers. If you preorder, you get three days of early access prior to launch; a special account key that will grant you a unique exclusive in-game scroll, allowing your character to sprint for longer periods of time due to an endurance buff (one per account); a beta invitation; Guild Mail, a fun recruitment tool to help you build your guild before launch; and a king’s ransom of assets, including videos, wallpapers and screenshots.

'AGEOD's American Civil War' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 10:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

American Civil War: Our Hearts were touched with Fire, from the creators of Birth of America, is a historically accurate, realistic and fun turn-based grand operational strategy game of the American Civil War (1861-1865).

'CivCity: Rome' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CivCity: Rome is a new city building strategy game inspired by the world of Sid Meier's Civilization, allowing you to recreate the glory of Rome by building a small settlement into a mighty imperial city. Take 2 has released the first patch, bringing your retail game to v1.1, addressing game play issues, optimizing the map editor and fixes an graphical issue at 1024x768 or higher resolutions.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 10:06 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:

'Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI' (PS2) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KOEI announced that its PS2 exclusive strategy game Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI is coming to North America, on February 6, 2007.

'Gears of War' (X360) Boosts Xbox Live Traffic by 80%

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sandvine's broadband network solution observed an 80% increase in the number of Xbox Live users across a sampling of North American-based broadband service providers' networks during the first week following the release of six new Xbox games, mainly due to the release of Gears of War.

'Final Fantasy III' (NDS) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The only Final Fantasy never localized will finally reach Europe, Spring 2007! 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.

'World of Warcraft' - v2.0.1 US Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a small update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This massive v2.0.1 update revamps the honor system, adds arena skirmishes, and the usual slew of balance tweaks, bug and crash fixes...

'Pacific Storm: Allies' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pacific Storm: Allies the allies of the main factions, American and Japanese, come into conflict. Powerful Germany will join Japan forces to fight against England, Australia and USSR. New units to construct, new historical locations to visit and a brand new version of the engine that brings better graphics than ever.

'Officers' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 4:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The non-linear plot of Officers preserves the established facts of the origins of WWII and allows gamers to lead either one of 3 sides (USSR, Germany and Allies) to victory, recreating the real structures of all armies, using the real arsenal, equipment and military techniques. This demo features the first mission of the Allied campaign, Omaha Beach.

'Supreme Commander' - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 4:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Gas Powered Games for its RTS game Supreme Commander. Chris Taylor is known for his work with Total Annihilation under Cave Dog, and Supreme Commander will mark his return to a genre that he helped popularize.

PC Review - 'Sword of the Stars'

by RumDragon on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 4:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Sword of the Stars is a breakthrough Space Strategy game that seeks to reinvigorate the sub-genre. Players will explore planets, manage their empire and research new technology. Sword of the Stars provides quick, intuitive play, state-of-the-art graphics and tactical combat that make the game instantly involving and rewardingly fun.

'Fighting Fantasy' (NDS/PSP) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 4:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Former Eidos CEO Ian Livingstone and ex-Lionhead Studios' Steve Jackson have teamed up with veteran development consultants Bad Management to bring the classic Fighting Fantasy series of books to portable console platforms.

PSP Gets First Batch of Downloadable PSOne Titles

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 3:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With its lastest firmware update Sony enabled PSP users to hook up to the PS3, and get playable PSOne games. The first batch of downloadable titles is now available on the PlayStation Store, each for a purchase price of $5.99. CoolBoarders, Crash Bandicoot, Hot Shots Golf 2, Syphon Filter, and Tekken 2 are now on offer, but original peripheral support and multiplayer modes will not function.

Vin Diesel No Longer Agent 47 in 'Hitman' Movie

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 3:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last year, it was reported that Vin Diesel would be starring in "Hitman: The Movie," but according to Ain't it Cool, he is no longer on the project and has been replaced by Deadwood's Timothy Olyphant ("Seth Bullock"). Luc Besson signed on to co-produce, along with Chuck Gordon, Adrian Askarieh and Daniel Alter. With a script penned by Swordfish's Skip Woods, the 20th Century Fox movie is tentatively scheduled for Fall 2007.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 3:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After two years of development Climax's Warhammer Online was cancelled after which Games Workshop granted its license to Mythic Entertainment. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is an MMO game for PC and console set in the fantasy world of Warhammer.

'WarPath' Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 3:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive announced that it has acquired the European publishing rights to Groove Games fast-paced sci-fi FPS game, WarPath for the PC. Developed by Digital Extremes, WarPath offers up a unique single player experience as well as multiplayer modes that will challenge any shooter fan.

'Neverwinter Nights 2' - v1.03 Patch Available

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 3:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Neverwinter Nights 2 is an RPG taking the player from the tiniest of villages into a sweeping tale of danger and war. Bioware has released the final v1.03 patch through the in-game updater, only for the English edition of the game, and requires you to have v1.02, and includes bug fixes, improvements and even some new features.

PS2 Review - 'SEGA Genesis Collection'

by Evan Lahti on Dec. 5, 2006 @ 3:13 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

SEGA Genesis Collection features 28 titles including, Altered Beast, Sonic The Hedgehog, Shinobi III, Phantasy Star, and Golden Axe. Reproduced with the utmost accuracy to the originals as possible, the collection also includes numerous unlockable items, interviews with the original developers, a museum area with interesting game facts, and plenty more ...