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'WarPath' (Xbox/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 8:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Groove Games today announced the development of its new fast-paced Sci-fi FPS game, WarPath. Developed by Digital Extremes, WarPath offers up a unique single player experience as well as multiplayer modes that will challenge any shooter fan who owns an Xbox, or a PC.

Various Game Trailers #709

by Judy on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 8:11 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 :

  • Driver Parallel Lines [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer #6
  • Metroid Prime: Hunters [NDS] - Trailer
  • Take Command: 2nd Manassas - Trailer


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

'Splat Magazine Renegade Paintball' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 8:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Splat Magazine Renegade Paintball brings all of the intense action of paintball into your living room, challenging players with over 25 white-knuckle single player Tournament and Fieldball matches. Global Star has released a real demo, unlike last 60 min demo, allowing you to try out the game for as long as you want, but with limited content.

'Europa Universalis III' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 7:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced great news today for strategy fans of the award winning and critically acclaimed Europa Universalis series. The much awaited Europa Universalis III explores the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy and is scheduled for release in Q1 2007.

'Burnout Revenge' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 7:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout Revenge slams into the Xbox 360 with a suite of new online features set to define next-generation automotive anarchy, jaw-dropping high-definition graphics and the retina-searing speed that the Burnout series is famous for.

New 'Major League Baseball 2K6' (PS2/Xbox) Features Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 6:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced today new standard-setting features for Major League Baseball 2K6. With innovative Swing Stick technology, astounding Pure Motion Physics and the distinguished vocal talents of play-by-play broadcaster Jon Miller and National Baseball Hall of Fame legend Joe Morgan, Major League Baseball 2K6 is the only baseball video game that matters on any console.

'GTA: San Andreas' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Banned By Prostitutes

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 5:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SWOP, Sex Workers Outreach Project, is an organization trying to improve lives of the men & women working in the sex industry. SWOP has issued a statement encouraging parents to not purchase Take Two/Rockstar's beleaguered GTA: San Andreas. "Since the video game Grand Theft Auto accrues points to players for the depiction of the rape and murder of prostitutes, SWOP-USA calls on all parents and all gamers to boycott Grand Theft Auto."

'Exit' (PSP) Enters Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 5:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that its PSP exclusive puzzle game Exit is shipping to retail shelves throughout North America this week. In Exit you assume the role of Mr. Esc, a masked individual tasked with rescuing people from buildings under a time limit, avoiding various traps and solving puzzles.

'Splinter Cell Double Agent' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 4:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent will completely revolutionize and reinvent the spy action genre by introducing an unprecedented double agent concept and an entirely new breed of game play that adds an exciting new dimension to the gaming experience.

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' Now Available For Pre-Load/Order

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 4:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 is now available for pre-load and pre-purchase via Steam. Red Orchestra is a realistic WWII online action game that features one dozen scenarios, a wide arsenal, and drivable vehicles. Pre-loading is available with no obligation to purchase. Those who pre-purchase will save 10% off of the regular price of $24.95.

'State of Emergency 2' (PS2) Declared In Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SouthPeak Interactive and DC Studios today ship State of Emergency 2 for the PS2. State of Emergency 2 takes place 10 years after the original and has Spanky, Bull and MacNeill again up against the Corporation. This time, they not only have access to guns but also - for the first time - helicopters, speedboats, Tanks and APCs and new team members.

'Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters: World Championship Tournament 2006' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 2:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami announced today Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters: World Championship Tournament 2006. The official video game of the 2006 Yu-Gi-Oh! World Tournament introduces all-new modes of play and marks the first appearance of cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX universe based on the new television series.

'Liquidator: Welcome to Hell' - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 2:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Liquidator is action packed and appeals to gamers that enjoy first person shooters, as well as those that enjoy action adventure games with RPG elements. The game features massive shooting sequences and action elements. Read more for some new screens...

'Rhythmic Star!' (PS2) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 2:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ignition signs Rhythmic Star! from Namco for PS2. To progress, touch the stars in time to the music as they cascade down the screen, timing is key and is the difference between being a POPSTAR or a FLOPSTAR. Rhythmic Star! makes full use of the EyeToy USB camera.

'The Sims 2: Open for Business' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 1:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced that The Sims 2: Open for Business expansion pack has gone gold and will hit store shelves on March 2nd, allowing you to create virtually any kind of business from a trendy clothing boutique or hip beauty salon to a blooming floral shop or bustling restaurant chain. As a savvy entrepreneur, your Sim must keep an eye out for slacker employees and be prepared to fire them as quickly as they hired them!

'The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 1:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA officially announced today that The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II has gone gold and will be on store shelves in North America on March 2, 2006.

'Myst' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 12:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While there has not yet been any announcement for Europe or North America, SEGA will be releasing Myst for the PSP in Japan on April 20, 2006. Myst for the PSP will feature both remastered cinematics and music.

'World of Warcraft' - v1.9.4 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 12:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shortly after the North American version, Blizzard has now also released the European version of the new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v1.9.4 update adds a new Guild Recruitment channel, and fixed a bug that could cause players to appear to be porting around in a small area.

'Grandia III' (PS2) Makes Way To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 11:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix announced today that its PS2 exclusive RPG Grandia III has shipped to retailers nationwide. Grandia III follows the growth of an aspiring pilot, Yuki and the unexpected adventure that awaits him, drawing gamers into a wondrous world with an innovative battle system and uplifting story about the freedom in controlling one’s own destiny.

'Splinter Cell Essentials' (PSP) Game Details - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While already revealed some time ago, Ubisoft's PSP exclusive spy action game Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Essentials, which will offer a new and unique gaming experience with a storyline drawn from the series.

'Full Auto' (X360) Crashes Into Retail Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 11:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America announced today that its highly destructive combat-racing title, Full Auto, has shipped nationwide to retailers. Full Auto is a next-generation, arcade-style combat-racer that combines weapon-equipped vehicles with highly detailed, fully destructible urban environments for fierce combat and reckless destruction.

'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' (Xbox/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 11:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is an action-packed thriller set in a large and varied game world mixing gritty reality with imaginative fantasy. The game features three worlds, three distinctly different playable characters, and exciting action-adventure gameplay wrapped in a mature, exhilarating, and innovative storyline.

'Battlefield 2' - v1.2 Patch & Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As promised, EA has released the new Battlefield 2 patch. This update brings your retail game to v1.2 and addresses various exploits, bug fixes and mainly weapons/vehicle tweaks for better balancing. Read more for download links ...

'Loco Mania' - 6 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Loco Mania is a simulation of a train dispatcher - a very important person who has control over a large railway network with many trains in it. The player controls switches and train directions with the intent to get the trains through the system as fast as possible.

Topware Brings 'Xpand Rally' To North America

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Topware Interactive has acquired the exclusive rights to publish Xpand Rally in the North American market, and will be hitting the shelves in April of 2006 for only $19.99.

'Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams' (PS2) - 17 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams is situated in 1598 and will have several new features and additions over previous titles, such as a new camera system, updated graphics and optimized gameplay mechanics.

'Age of Empires: The Age of Kings' (NDS) Conquers Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco today ships AoE: The Age of Kings for NDS. In AoE: The Age of Kings players command five different civilizations, build armies and take them on scores of campaigns. Boasting turn-based strategy game play, AoE: The Age of Kings allows players to move from the Dark Ages through the Middle Ages with one goal in mind: domination of the known world.

'Evolution GT' (PS2/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Combining an optimized driving engine with an innovative concept, Black Bean and the Italian software house, Milestone, are ready to deliver an electrifying racing title for fans of the genre. Evolution GT is set to hit the streets this spring, featuring an expansive single player career mode and other unique features.

'Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Tags Retail

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced that Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure has shipped to retail stores nationwide.

'Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy' Rules In Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 8:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

VUGames announced today that Empire Earth II: The Art of Supremacy has shipped and is now in North American stores. EE: The Art of Supremacy will return gamers to the front lines of the greatest battles in history with new civilizations at their command, new campaigns and a host of new features that make this year's best strategy game more addicting than ever.

'Etrom: The Astral Essence' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 4:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Etrom is an epic adventure among realms and cities, democracies and “nazi” dictatorships, a journey through space-time portals, among the Thrones of the Abyss, beyond the gates of the City of Light and many more locations, situations, rituals, secret-services plots, dark spells. This demo features an alternative prologue of the final game, with advanced equipment fighting against hordes of bloody enemies.

'Nexuiz' - v1.5 Updated Download Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 3:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nexuiz is a free 3D deathmatch game that is simply first person shooting reduced to the very basics with perfect weapon balancing. This 1.5 brings massive changes to the gameplay, technology, and content.

'War World: Tactical Combat' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 3:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War World is the battleground where ancient enemies must settle age old conflicts through clashes of mechanized warriors in a unique combination of all-out action and active strategy. Lighthouse has released a demo allowing you to play as one mechanoid, on one map, with all available weapons in both singleplayer and DM/TDM multiplayer, LAN or online.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (ALL) - 48 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 3:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 3, players will embody Captain Scott Mitchell as he commands the Ghosts and Special Forces allies equipped with the IWS in the quest to save the president of the United States, recover stolen nuclear codes and eliminate a vicious band of renegade soldiers hell-bent on unleashing catastrophe.

Metro 3D's (PS2/Xbox/PC) 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 1:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Value Price Publisher Metro 3D and games developer Data Design Interactive have been very busy over the last few months; both companies are now finally ready to unveil some high-profile changes. They would initially like to present a whole host of titles due for release this year for Playstation2, PSP, PC and Xbox formats.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (X360/PC) Demo Coming

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft will release a Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter demo through Xbox Live Marketplace approximately one week before the game's official launch, according to Major Nelson's latest podcast. Since the game is schedule to be in stores March 9th, this means the demo should arrive in about two weeks.

'FlatOut 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FlatOut 2 is an over-the-top racing game where players experience the drive of their lives as they race around fully destructible environments in one of 16 fully customizable and upgradeable cars.

PC Preview - 'RF Online'

by Keith Durocher on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

With stunning in-game visuals and jaw-dropping character and environment detail, RF Online is an incredible next-generation MMO game. It features a unique blend of magical fantasy mixed with futuristic science-fiction action and sees players engaging in the most epic battles ever seen in an MMO role-playing game.

'GTA: Liberty City Stories' (PS2) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 1:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GTA: Liberty City Stories takes place 3 years before GTA 3 and our main character Toni Cipriani has returned from laying low for the past 4 years after taking out a rival mob boss for the Leone crime family. Having welcomed him back with open arms, the Don Salvatore Leone is putting Toni to back work under the watchful eye of Vincenzo Cilli, one of his most trusted capo’s. Take Two announced GTA:LCS will get its PS2 release on April 28, 2006.

Activision Axes 150 Employees

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 12:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Citing disappointing holiday sales revealed in its financial statement last week, Activision is handing pinkslips to about 150 people (7% of its workforce). Company spokesman Ashley Dyer said cuts were across the board, including various people at development studios. The layoffs had to happen in order to realign the company's operations for the next two years. Whether this will delay any of the current titles was not disclosed, but some teams will be trimmed down, so who knows ...

PSP Review - 'PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient'

by Joe Keiser on Feb. 14, 2006 @ 12:19 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

PQ: Practical Intelligence Quotient is a 3D puzzle game that tests players problem solving skills, PQ uses the PSP system's Infrastructure Mode and allows players to post their PQ score on the worldwide ranking site to see how they rank against other players around the world.