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'World of Warcraft' v1.10 Patch Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 9:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The newest World of Warcraft v1.10 patch which will introduce several new features, such as the redesign and reset of the Priest talent tree, so you can reallocate talent points to any branch or combination, the ability to upgrade your blue dungeon armor sets by completing a series of solo and raid-sized party (5 people) quests, and last but not least, WoW is finally getting weather effects.

Various Game Trailers #699

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 7:12 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 :

  • TOCA Race Driver 3 [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Car Damage Trailer
  • Tomb Raider: Legend - Gameplay Trailers (2)
  • Arena Football - Trailer (3)
  • RF Online - Walkthrough Movie


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

'GODS: Lands of Infinity' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 5:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GODS: Lands of Infinity is a role-playing game set in fantasy background, creating a perfect blend of trade strategy and casual adventuring. This is an updated demo, featuring the final code (unlike the previous beta demo), where you play as a female character Vivien, starting out in the city of Slavingrad, your first quest is to find person called Darovit in Petrovce village.

'Ice Age 2: The Meltdown' (ALL) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 3:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown is based on 20th Century Fox’s upcoming family film. Scrat will dig, swim, sniff, spin and roll as Scrat in his never-ending quest to collect acorns. In the process, he serves as the unwitting hero in the quest to save the land from a giant flood.

Crave Signs On For Quazal's Multiplayer Middleware

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 3:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Quazal and Crave Entertainment today announced that they have entered into a long-term, three-year agreement for the use of Quazal’s online technologies in all of Crave Entertainment’s gaming products.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360) - 14 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 3:26 p.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.

'Buccaneer's Bounty' Bundle Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 2:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cinemaware Marquee today announced Buccaneer’s Bounty, a compilation of three top-rated pirate-themed strategy games – Port Royale 2, Tortuga and Patrician III. The complete package delivers more than 100 hours of deep, engaging gameplay for only $19.99.

'Call of Duty 2' (X360) Gets Singleplayer Patch

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision issued brief statement regarding the CoD2 patch that is now available through Xbox Live. "Infinity Ward and Activision have issued a Title Update that addresses the player progression loss issues associated with Call of Duty 2 on the Xbox 360. The team is continuing to work on additional updates and we will keep you posted." This is only for the singleplayer part of the game, a patch addressing the lag is still in the works.

'Final Fight: Streetwise' (PS2/Xbox) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 1:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set within Capcom's Final Fight universe, this mission-based action game calls for players to use their street smarts and powerful fighting skills to survive the back alleys of Metro City. Classic Capcom fighting action, expansive 3D environments, and diverse gameplay await those when Final Fight: Streetwise is released this winter.

'MLB 2k6' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/X360) To Include World Baseball Classic

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 1:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced today that Major League Baseball 2K6 will feature the World Baseball Classic, a 16-nation tournament featuring the world’s best players competing for their home countries or territories. The tournament will take place in March 2006 and gamers can now experience this unique event exclusively in Major League Baseball 2K6.

'Pursuit Force' (PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 12:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pursuit Force is a fast-paced arcade-action game, that fuses driving and combat mechanics to create a unique gaming experience for PSP. Pursuit Force follows the misadventures of a rookie Police Officer tracking down five criminal gangs across an entire fictional state in America.

'The Longest Journey' - v1.56 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 11:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom has released a patch for the original The Longest Journey adventure game, released in 1999, bringing your 2 CD retail version to v1.56. This patch fixes a bug where savegames would not load properly, resulting in closed doors and other ways to get stuck (thanks Patches). Read more for download links ...

Enlight Signs 'Baseball Mogul 2007'

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enlight today announced their partnership with Sports Mogul to deliver the next installment of their Baseball Mogul series, Baseball Mogul 2007, providing baseball enthusiasts with all the intense excitement and addictive entertainment that they have come to expect.

'Faces of War' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In each mission of Faces of War, players will be leading a squad of 6 soldiers in a full 3D environment. Through the decisive European battles of World War II, they will be in command of Allied, Soviet and German troops. With innovative new in-game features, two battles will never be fought the same way.

'Virtual RC Racing' - Updated v3.1 Install Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Virtual RC Racing is the worlds most advanced and realistic r/c car simulation and on-line r/c racing community. This v3.1 still features the same RC Speedway and Oslo tracks, but now improved physics, dual player LAN, multilanguage support and new timer system. You will need to sign up on the offical site to activate the game and play.

'Seed' - Betatest Phase One Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Runestone Game Development announced today that the first beta test phase has started for Seed, slated for release in April 2006. Seed is a new and genre-shattering MMO game featuring advanced AI, interactive story, no combat, no dungeons, no elves, and a truly mutable world.

'From Russia With Love' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the original 60’s Bond era, From Russia With Love features movie-based missions as well as original, action-intensive sequences, a broad and deep variety of gameplay, social multiplayer experiences, gorgeous women, and classic, upgradeable weapons and gadgetry with modern mechanics.

Ubisoft Brings 'Resident Evil 4', 'Onimusha 3' and 'Devil May Cry 3' to PC

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that it has signed an agreement with Capcom to distribute Resident Evil 4, Onimusha 3 and Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening Special Edition for the PC. Ubisoft will distribute Capcom's games in North American and European territories beginning in February 2006 with the release of Onimusha 3: Demon Siege.

'The Movies' Demo Coming Friday

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision and Lionhead will released a playable demo for The Movies, allowing you the chance to check out the first five years of the game in Story Mode. We will have it available on our fileserver newtwork as soon as its released.

'Curious George' (ALL) Swings Into Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai Games America announced today that Curious George has shipped. Based on the February 10th animated feature film of the same name from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, Curious George allows players to jump in and control the world’s most curious chimp through an array of madcap mishaps and mischievous fun.

'Sword of the Stars' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

Tesseraction Games Sues DreamCatcher

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tesseraction Games has filed suit for breach of contract and racketeering against publisher Dreamcatcher Interactive. The lawsuit cites unpaid royalties, fraudulent sales reporting and intentional contract violations damaging Tesseractions intellectual property. Tesseraction is also seeking injunctive relief against the publisher. Are there actually any honest publishers in America?

'Daemonica' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Daemonica is an intriguing 3D interactive murder mystery that offers everything that adventure gamers appreciate - immersive storyline with unexpected twists, extensive dialogues with believable characters, puzzles and both mandatory and optional quests.

Atari Brings 'Kao the Kangaroo Round 2' (ALL) To North America

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 8:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced the upcoming multiplatform release of Tate Interactive's action, 3D platformer Kao the Kangaroo Round 2 for the PS2, Xbox, NGC and PC. Kao Challengers will ship simultaneously for the PSP.

'Halo 2' (Xbox) Coming To PC ?

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 5:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bungie has updated the jobs section on its website revealing that it is currently looking for several people to fill jobs geared towards PC applications. Bungie is currently looking for Graphics, Audio, Network and Game Programmers, all PC related. Knowledge of DirectX9, Xbox SDK, and compatibility issues are required, and it further states "Want to work on the biggest franchises for Microsoft Game Studios?" Ok, it's a little bit far fetched, but who knows.

'Most Anticipated Games of 2006' - Part 2

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 5:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A couple of days ago, we revealed the bottom half of the top 20, and today we announce what the WP staff considers to be the 10 most anticipated games for the upcoming year. Cue the drumroll, and head on over to our Most Anticipated Games of 2006 section for the final results!

'Age of Empires III' Has Gone Platinum

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 4:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Ensemble Studios today announced Age of Empires III has secured its place in history as the fastest selling title in the franchise’s history, reaching more than one million units sold since its October release.

'The Godfather' (ALL) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 4:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After a life of small-time jobs and petty thefts you've been accepted into America's most famous criminal organization, the Corleone family. Now it's up to you to carry out orders, earn respect, rise through the ranks, and make New York City your own. Play your cards right and you could even be running everything as the next, and most powerful, Don.

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (ALL) Coming In April

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 4:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment, allows gamers to experience tomb raiding as never before. Eidos announcd today Tomb Raider Legend is scheduled for release in April 2006.

'City Life' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 4:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Create exactly the city you want: build uniquely-designed structures, from residences to corporate skyscrapers. Improve the quality of life by providing recreational and entertainment opportunities-without letting taxes spiral out of control. Check the freshly launched official website, or read more for new screens ...

'Ninety-Nine Nights' (X360) Gets Japanese Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ninety-Nine Nights is a fantasy action game that mixes action game with strategy elements. You control a massive army that is challenged by hordes of enemies, in a multi-angle scenario, where you can assume the role of various characters and see the game world from totally different points of view. Ninety-Nine Nights is scheduled to launch in Japan on April 20, 2006.

'Wildlife Park 2' - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 3:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wildlife Park 2 builds on the foundations of the original game, and adds a whole new level of organic simulation, making your livestock even more life like. Add in realistic weather conditions, botanical gardens and a highly advanced strategic and business simulation engine and you have the ultimate Wildlife Park tycoon game.

'Legend of Mir 3' Coming To North America

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 3:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network announces today that it is bringing Game & Game's MMORPG Legend of Mir 3 to North America. Over 1 million players worldwide play Legends of Mir 3 and the game has been praised for its ease of entry, its well-balanced game play, and the many and varied activities players can accomplish in the Legend of Mir 3 worlds.

'UberSoldier' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UberSoldier is a high-tech first-person 3D shooter, which takes place in an alternate universe where the fascist Germany won in the Second World War. A soldier of the German Resistance, Karl Stolz, turns out to be involved in the deadly play of mysterious powers, and at stake is control over the entire world.

'Major League Baseball 2K6' (ALL) - 11 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 1:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Major League Baseball 2K6 includes innovative features such as a new movement system and realistic player collisions on the infield and outfield. New broadcast elements include flashback replays, and a unique player morale system will unfold the drama like never before in a baseball video game.

'The Godfather' (ALL) Developer Interview

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 12:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

After a life of small-time jobs and petty thefts you've been accepted into America's most famous criminal organization, the Corleone family. Now it's up to you to carry out orders, earn respect, rise through the ranks, and make New York City your own, and become Don. World Designer Steven Smith tells us a bit more about the Brooklyn neighborhood in the game.

PSP Review - 'Infected'

by Agustin on Feb. 1, 2006 @ 12:41 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Infected is a thrilling new run-and-gun shooter that allows players' avatars to invade opponents' PSP systems via multiplayer victories. It’s Christmas time in New York City. A strange virus has appeared in the city, turning seemingly normal people into insane, violent Infected.