'Depths of Peril' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 10:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Soldak Entertainment announced Depths of Peril, a single player action RPG with strong strategy elements. You play as a faction leader protecting the barbarian city, Jorvik, by destroying threatening monsters and completing quests. At the same time, you compete with rival factions to see who will rule the city. Barbarians choose their leaders by fighting to the death!

'Heroes of Annihilated Empires' - v1.1 Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 4:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Heroes of Annihilated Empires offers an extraordinary blend of RTS and RPG gameplay, challenging gamers to create a powerful leader and a dominant military force through battle, diplomacy and treachery in a rich fantasy world. This new patch fixes critical errors, adds 2 new skirmish maps, and game balance tweaks.

Various Game Trailers #953

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 4:30 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 :

  • Aion - G-Star Trailer
  • Stoked Rider: Alaska Alien - Dev. Diary Trailer #2
  • Diabolik: Original Sin - Trailer
  • IL-2 Sturmovik: 1946 - Trailer #4
  • Battlestations: Midway [X360/PC] - Flythrough Trailer


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

Ritual Appoints New Studio Director

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 4:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After recent departures of its CEO Steve Nix (now at id Software), VP Tom Mustaine, Q&A manager Mike Russell and level designer John Schuch, Ritual announced that it has appointed long-time employee Ken Harward as its new Studio Director. Ritual PR declined to comment further on current projects such as Sin Episodes #2.

X360 User Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Microsoft

by Judy on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 2:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Xbox Live user REDRUM6622 claimed on the official Xbox forums that he has filed a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft because of the problems he and other users have experienced after performing the Fall System Update. He is demanding a jury trial, citing breach of contract, violation of consumer protection act (RCW 19.86), and negligence.

'Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Judy on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 2:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Destineer's announced Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy is a side-scrolling action/adventure game that puts players in the role of Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist on a quest to defeat the evil Homunculi and acquire the fabled Philosopher's Stone.

Over 10 Million X360s Will be Shipped by Year's End

by Judy on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 2:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that it expects to ship more than 10 million Xbox 360 units to retailers by the end of the current calendar year. That number refers to units "sold into retail," which refers to units in transit, units sitting in store inventories and machines sold to consumers.

'A.I.M. Racing' Revealed - Screens & Trailer

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

While SkyRiver Studios has previously released 2 scifi first-person action/RPG titles (A.I.M. & A.I.M. 2) based on the same universe, its latest title puts you in the drivers seat, F-Zero style.

'EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer' - Free Trial Available NOW

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

SOE has launched a new free trial for EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer, allowing you to play the new playable Fae race for a seven-day live trial, no credit card or subscription required, just download and play.

'Yakuza' (PS2) Coming to the Silver Screen

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 11:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While SEGA's Yakuza featured various Hollywood celebrities doing voiceovers, it seems a full blown movie feature is also in the works. According to sources the Yakuza movie is filmed in South Korea by Artport and CJ Entertainment, directed by Takashi Miike. Currently scheduled for release in Japan March 2007, it will debut in North America somewhere during the summer, and be 1hr50min long.

'Flipper Critters' (NDS) Gets Further Delayed - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Zen Studios' Flipper Critters is a fully 3 dimensional, original new gameplay experience based on classic pinball. Unlike most games, which take place on small, closed tables, Flipper Critters pinball takes place on a much bigger scale. Originally scheduled for July, then delayed until Sept. 2006, Conspiracy now moved it back until Feb. 2007.

JoWood Launches New Line of Budget Titles

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD launches a new casual line, G-Stars, stands for quality at affordable prices, easy handling and instant feelings of achievements during gaming, combined with moderate system requirements. "G-Stars" will release about 9 to 12 games each year with a strong focus on PC, PS2 and NDS in a unique distribution network.

'Runaway 2' - 4 Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pendulo Studios is working on a follow-up to last year's hit title Runaway: A Road Adventure, an adventure game with 3D characters with a cartoon look and high-impact visual features that include 2D and 3D in an unmatchable style.

'Left Behind: Eternal Forces' Gets Expansion

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 6:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Not only has Left Behind Games announced a Left Behind: Eternal Forces sequel, it's also getting an add-on. The expansion will pick up the storyline where Eternal Forces left off. The Tribulation Force has been successful in recruiting neutrals and the antichrist, Nicolae Carpathia, is out to take over the world with greater vengeance.

'Tortuga: Two Treasures' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 5:53 a.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.

'SSX Blur' (Wii) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 5:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced today that SSX Blur, developed exclusively for Nintendo Wii, is the newest version of the critically acclaimed snowboarding franchise. The huge air, blurring speed and insane tricks that SSX is known for return and the fun-factor is amplified by the unique capability of the Nintendo Wii controller.

'RTL Biathlon 2007' (PS2/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 5:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

RTL Enterprises and 49 Games are working on yet another winter sports title, RTL Biathlon 2007, in cooperation with German Olympic medalists Kati William and Sven Fischer.

Wednesday, December 6, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 5:22 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:

'Battlestations: Midway' (X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 4:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlestations: Midway follows the story of naval recruit Henry Walker, whose first assignment as a gunner at Pearl Harbor is the starting point of an incredible career at the heart of the US Pacific Fleet in 1942, in what was to become one of the most inspirational military campaigns in history.

'Motorstorm' (PS3) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 3:10 a.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.

'Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection' (PSP) Coming to PS3?

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 2:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to the latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu, it might be that Tekken 6 is not the first title in the franchise to arrive on the PS3. More details are expected in the near future, but rumor has it that Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection, originally announced as a PS2 title before it went to the PSP, might make an appearance on the PlayStation Store as a downloadable title. Tekken 5 DR is said to include a few optimizations such as an additional playable character, Jinpachi Mishima.

Sony Releases v1.3 PS3 Firmware Update

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 2:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As with the PSP, Sony seems to be releasing new PS3 firmware revisions in rapid succession. In its mere 3 weeks of existence, the PS3 has now received its third update, addressing various issues such as 1080i problems, support for more USB devices, a restore system setting option, an HD backup utility, HDMI output format setting added, and now supports Bluetooth media remote. If you read Japanese, here's the full fix list...

'Rogue Galaxy' (PS2) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rogue Galaxy is a fantasy-themed RPG which revolves around the game's main character, Jester Rogue. Players follow Rogue as he planet-hops around space, visiting a number of planets, each with their own unique ecosystem populated by various unusual creatures.

PS2/Xbox/X360 Review - 'Superman Returns: The Video Game'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Superman Returns: The Video Game, you explore and protect the truly living city of Metropolis, one that is not only expansive (with 80 sq miles and over 9,000 buildings), but also changes dynamically with you as you affect gameplay.

X360 Review - 'NBA 2K7'

by Nicolus Baslock on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Last year's Shot Stick returns with more responsive controls and new mechanics to master. NBA 2K7 combines incredible graphics, including new sweat technology details and animating hair, with a revamped post game, and hundreds of new shooting, passing, and dribbling animations.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 6, 2006 @ 12:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pirates of the Burning Sea is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. You play a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, as you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep.