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'Company of Heroes' - v1.40 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 11:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has released a new patch for its 3D WWII RTS Company of Heroes. This v1.40 adds various optimizations, tweaks, crash and bug fixes.

'Oneechanbara vorteX' (X360) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 10:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

D3Publisher's X360 exclusive Oneechanbara vorteX is the final chapter in this action game series. Typical for the franchise are scantily clad women, lots of zombies and blood by the bucketloads.

Various Game Trailers #954

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 10:11 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 :

  • Blue Dragon [X360] - Shadow Real Sequence Trailer
  • Far Cry Vengeance [Wii] - Trailer #2
  • Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball - Trailer
  • Supreme Commander - Trailer (3)
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids - Launch Trailer


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

'Take Command: 2nd Manassas' - v2.53 Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 4:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take Command: 2nd Manassas explores the titular 1862 battle of the American Civil War, which proved to be the pivotal engagement of the Northern Virginia Campaign. MadMinute Games has released a new patch bringing your German / French retail game to v2.53 and adding new commands, features, and the usual game tweaks and bug fixes.

'Firefly' Returns ... as an MMO

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 4:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stargate SG-1 is not the only sci-fi series that will see life after death. Multiverse, maker of a free MMO-creation platform, revealed that on Friday, it will announce a license agreement deal with Fox to turn "Firefly" into an MMORPG. Written by Buffy's Joss Whedon, "Firefly" was a sci-fi western series that aired on Fox to a devoted following, often referred to as "Browncoats." Unfortunately, the series saw a premature end before a full season had aired. While Multiverse is not a developer, the Firefly MMO will use its base technology, making for a speedy development process. The title is tentatively scheduled for 2008.

'World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 3:49 p.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.

X360 Knocks Out PS3 In 'Fight Night Round 3' Competition

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 3:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In an unbiased side-by-side face-off on H3Enterprises's H3TV, the only high-definition flat screen that allows players to simultaneously compete on both gaming systems through split screen cyber television technology, X360 won a convincing victory over its highly sought after rival PS3

'Trioncube' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 1:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai Games America announces Trioncube, a new NDS-exclusive addictive and challenging puzzler that requires attention, patience and skill to rescue the kidnapped princess from the protagonist’s arch-enemy, Hell Metal.

Steam WWII Week Begins With 'Red Orchestra' Free Weekend

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 1:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In remembrance of the infamous Pearl Harbor attack, Valve kicks off a World War II week today on Steam with a Call of Duty bundle, a Red Orchestra Free Weekend (Dec. 7 - 10), and limited-time discounts on the leading WWII action games offered via Steam.

'NBA Street Homecourt' (PS3/X360) - 13 Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 1:30 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.

'Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption' v1.1 Patch in the Works

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 1:28 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, all en route to becoming the most notorious criminal leader since Jabba the Hutt. This new v1.1 patch adds a slew of balance tweaks, AI improvements, map changes and plenty more ..

'Europa Universalis III' Provinces Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 11:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Europa Universalis III delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy and is an epic strategy game where players take control of a nation and guide it through the ages to become a great global empire.

Thursday, December 7, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 11:46 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:

'Brothers In Arms: D-Day' (PSP) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 11:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Brothers In Arms: D-Day, a World War II squad-based action game exclusively for the PSP, will offer a new and unique gaming experience. Players will experience the intensity of WWII through the stories of Sergeants Baker and Hartsock and their squad of paratroopers during the Normandy invasion.

'Voyage Century Online' Looking for Alpha Testers

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 11:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

IGG is looking for 1000 gamers to alpha test its 16th century nautical MMO Voyage Century Online. The final stage of game alpha testing will start on 12PM (EST) December 8th, giving you the opportunity to travel the seas before the rest of the world.

Europe Braces for Nintendo Wii Launch Tomorrow

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 11:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Excited shoppers are already forming queues outside shops across the continent to ensure they are among the first to own Nintendo’s much-anticipated new console, Wii, when it launches tomorrow.

'Attack on Pearl Harbor' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Attack on Pearl Harbor, history's yours to shape: Either nation can win the war depending on your actions as players battle for supremacy behind the cockpits of some of the most prolific fighters, bombers and torpedo-bearing aircraft of the WWII Pacific Theater.

'Dave Mirra BMX Challenge' (PSP) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dave Mirra BMX Challenge features 17 levels with 9 different environments and 9 bikes from which to choose. Up to 4 players can compete via ad hoc wireless play. Player characters are customizable, and Dave is the featured rider. Oxygen Games announced that the first BMX trick-racer on PSP is scheduled for European release in April 2007.

'Spectrobes' (NDS) - 10 Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spectrobes, an anime-inspired action/RPG by the makers of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, are prehistoric creatures that possess special powers, and hold the key to defeating a vicious and merciless force, known only as the Krawl and threatens to destroy the galaxy.

'Burnout Dominator' (PSP/PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced that Burnout Dominator is in development exclusively for the PS2 and PSP. Burnout Dominator is an all-new installment of the Burnout series, loaded with intense racing action and dozens of retina-searing World Tour events.

'Splinter Cell Double Agent' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Splinter Cell Double Agent will reinvent the spy action genre by introducing a double agent concept and a new breed of game play that adds an exciting new dimension to the gaming experience. This v1.02 patch fixes some anti-aliasing hiccups, but mainly addresses multiplayer problems such as invitations, squad features, and disconnect issues.

'Faces of War' - v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Faces of War is a WWII squad-based, RTS game in which you will be leading a squad of 6 soldiers in a full 3D environment through the decisive European battles. Best Way has released a beta version of the v1.04 patch, fixing various bugs, balancing the game, optimizing UI, gfx, and addressing a slew of multiplayer issues.

'Rogue Warrior' (PS3/X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 5:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rogue Warrior, developed by Zombie Studios, is a story-driven tactical FPS putting you in the boots of a Navy SEAL who leads a team behind enemy lines in North Korea on a covert mission to assess the threat posed by the country's nuclear arsenal.

'Starblaze: Ultimate Battle' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 4:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Twelve Interactive, currently working on Crash Dummy Vs The Evil D-Troit, announced that is now an official PS3 developer and is working on Starblaze: Ultimate Battle, an incredible futuristic game, with a deep story, capturing gameplay, incredible worlds, aliens, cyborgs and giant Robots.

'Earth Defense Force X' (X360) Coming to North America - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 4:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Earth Defense Force X, also known as EDF 3, is a sequel to the Simple 2000 budget hit Chikyuu Boueigun 2 for the PS2. EDF X will feature much improved AI, 50 missions and no less than 100 weapons with which to defend earth against the invading insectoids.

'Dominions 3: The Awakening' - v3.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 4:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dominions 3: The Awakening is a turn-based strategy game set in a world of epic struggle between men, monsters, and gods. This v3.04 patch corrects a number of issues and adds several new items, such as a new nation, new map, memory overwrite bug fixed, typos fixed, modding manual updated, and more ...

PS2 Review - 'Tony Hawk's Project 8'

by Rusty Bailey on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 4:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Tony Hawk’s Project 8 immerses players in the definitive skateboarding experience using ultra-realistic graphics, enhanced physics and extremely responsive controls that simulate the feeling of skating with every trick and bail.

'DANCE! Online' - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 3:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DANCE! Online is Acclaim's FREE multiplayer game where you can groove to the beat of the hottest music and dance like a star on your PC.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (PSP/PS2) Developer Diary #1

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 2:46 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. Head of development at Melbourne House Kevin 'Zaph' Burfitt tells us about the PS2 vs. X360 differences...

'Hot PXL' (PSP) Developer Diary #1

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 2:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bringing fast and furious bite-size gaming, Atari's PSP-exclusive Hot PXL is comprised of 200 deviously crafted micro-games based on a quirky and original story premise, drawing inspiration from street culture and the digital lifestyle. Jonathan "DJON" Choquel tells us how he started production on his first game...

PSP Review - 'GTA: Vice City Stories'

by Geson Hatchett on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories is an all new title in the GTA series set in Vice City with new missions, story and gameplay, featuring an interactive, open environment.

'For Liberty!' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2006 @ 2:09 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 updated demo features the same hypothetical southern campaign from April - Oct. 1780, but adds a minimap, more varied battle terrain, and other general improvements & fixes.