'Star Wars: Empire at War' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 5:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts has released the first patch for Petroglyph's just released RTS Star Wars Empire at War. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and addresses a slew of tweaks, and fixes multiplayer, balance, and graphical issues.

SCi Breaks Off Acquisition Talks

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 5:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This morning UK publisher SCi made a brief statement that it "does not believe that it is in the company's or the shareholders' interests to prolong talks any further." This means that it has called off negotiations with whoever was in the running up until last week to take over SCi, who themselves had recently taken over ailing UK publisher Eidos. When the news broke SCi's stocks dropped considerably but by the end of business day prices rallied to close slightly above starting price that same morning.

'Star Wars Battlefront II' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 5:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As expected LucasArts has released the first patch for Pandemic Studios' Star Wars Battlefront II. This update brings your retail game to v1.1 and adds new map support, improves multiplayer, adds balance tweaks and various graphical issues.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 4:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments.

'CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 4:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Join the famous CSI team in Las Vegas and investigate five all-new cases using the latest forensic science. Work along side Grissom, Katherine, and the entire cast as you utilize the latest crime-solving equipment.

Various Game Trailers #710

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 3:45 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 :

  • Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer
  • Far Cry Instincts: Predator [X360] - Watertech Trailer


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

'Tekken: Dark Resurrection' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 3:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu reveals that Namco is working on a Tekken port for the PSP. Tekken: Dark Resurrection is based on the new Tekken 5 arcade game, including all of its 35 locations and characters. Eddy Gordo and Armor King are confirmed amongst the 30 or so playable fighters, and also various modes such as Time Attack, Practice and mini-games will be included. Tekken on the PSP will also support AdHoc multiplayer, and is scheduled for release in Japan this summer.

'Battlefield 2: Euro Force' - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 3:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Battlefield 2: Euro Force, the European Army joins the Battlefield fray for the first time on PC. Complete with seven new weapons and four new vehicles, the European Army will be sent into battle against MEC and Chinese forces on three brand new maps.

'Twilight War: After the Fall' Rises From The Ashes

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 3:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A statement sent to fan site RPGVault by Smiling Gator Productions' Matt Simmons reveals that the once cancelled Source engine powered MMO-FPS Twilight War: After the Fall has been revived. Smiling Gator has concluded an agreement to license the Twilight War concept and sub-license Valve's Source engine to a new partner company, General Computers, to fund and continue development on Smiling Gator's behalf. General Computers is an IT based in North America and China.

'Mad Tracks' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 2:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Playing with pull back friction vehicles, ‘Mad Tracks’ players will battle in numerous challenges like races (Weakest link, red light, Roller Coaster...) or mini games (Snooker, table soccer, long jump, crocket, bowling, Darts...). More than 45 challenges in 10 original environments await, each victory unlocks new cars, new tracks or spare parts to improve performances of 16 cool vehicles.

Playstation 3 Due This Year, Including Online Service?

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 2:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Could the Playstation 3 be coming as early as September 2006? According to Next Generation Sony's next-gen console will launch barely a few days apart in Japan and North America, and, as expected, Europe will have to wait. Not only that, but Next-Gen claims that Sony will unveil its unified online multiplayer service, larely based on Xbox Live, in the next few weeks, which is currently called PlayStation HUB. The service would be subscription-based and support voice, chat, downloadable content, as well as PSP multiplayer.

World Cyber Games Announces Official 2006 Competition Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 1:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The World Cyber Games Committee today announced the eight titles (6 PC and 2 console) that will serve as official games for the 2006 World Cyber Games, and will serve as the official events at the 2006 Grand Final in Monza, Italy this October.

'Go! Sudoku' (PSP) Coming To North America - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced Go! Sudoku for the PSP, an addictive puzzle game and interactive experience that requires gamers to place numbers inside a grid so that every column, every row and every box contains the number one to nine only once.

'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be introduced to the world of Ashan, the new setting for all future Might & Magic games. Ashan is a dark and unforgiving world, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by an apocalyptic prophecy: the Dark Messiah.

'Stoked Rider Featuring Tommy Brunner' to Enter Open Beta - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 11:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On Thursday, February 16, 2006, Austrian-based independent developer Bongfish Interactive Entertainment will open the mountain for beta testers to take a freeride with their highly anticipated snowboard title, Stoked Rider featuring Tommy Brunner.

'Take Command: 2nd Manassas' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 10:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by MadMinute Games, 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.

'War on Terror' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 10:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War on Terror is a modern combat RTS game, set against the background of today's greatest threat to world peace – terrorism! Forces clash in believable scenarios, set within real locations across the globe. This demo features one mission "Point Hope," from the World Forces campaign. Contact with the Point Hope base has been lost and you are sent in to check things out.

'Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition' Retros Its Way To Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway today announced the release of Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition, a compilation of 29 classic Midway arcade favorites, shipping to retailers nationwide.

'Battle of Europe: Royal Air Force' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battle of Europe offers fast, arcade style gameplay with a historical theme. Players will control the best combat aircraft of the era and even some "top secret" ones! This fast paced title lets players engage their enemies over some of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Khaeon Games, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, Spellborn uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine. The closed beta test is currently underway, more people will be allowed to join in the coming months.

'DarkStar One' - Terrans Race Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DarkStar One delivers fast-paced action within a vast and authentic universe. Experience spectacular graphics, freedom of choice, a gripping story and the power to save the federal galaxy from its nemesis! Ascaron can now introduce a detailed background for the second of six races... The Mortok.

'Star Wars Battlefront II' - Win32 Standalone Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts has released the v1.1 Win32 dedicated server for Pandemic Studios' Star Wars Battlefront II. It includes the Basic Dedicated Server Manager Application, Enhanced Dedicated Server Manager as well as a Remote Server application (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for download links ...

'Utopia City' - 42 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Utopia City is set in 2091 where a parallel virtual world, based on the real life town of Postville, begins to take on a life of its own and threatens normal life as it really is. Developed by Parallax Art Studios, Utopia City is scheduled for Q2 2006.

'Samurai Warriors: State of War' (PSP) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Samurai Warriors: State of War for PSP is a tactical action game set in the turbulent times of civil war Japan. Players will get to take control of famous military commanders and other legendary characters, and engage in a multitude of battles in a dramatically unfolding war. Check out the freshly launched website, or read more for new screens ...

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v2.1a Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v2.1a (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

'OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 9:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Power your way across 15 new American-themed environments from the OutRun2 SP arcade experience. Race from coast to glorious coast with a fresh new mission structure, a license mode and online play, with up to six players for a thrilling head-to-head journey. While the console editions are scheduled for March 21st, the PC version suffers a slight delay and gets pushed to April 11, 2006.

'Loco Mania' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 9:06 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 demo allows you to try out the Time Attack mode, with 3 different maps. The faster you complete the challenges the higher you will score. So stay on

New Face Of 'Lara Croft' Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The international face of action hero Lara Croft has today been revealed as an unknown 20 year old model from Bethnal Green, London. Karima Adebibe, is set to be catapulted into the world of superstardom after being cast from thousands of hopefuls in an international search to fill the shoes of one of Hollywood's biggest stars.

'Tetris DS' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 1:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The long blue bar. The yellow block. And those darn zigzag things whose images stay on your brain. These familiar Tetris shapes started a generation of video game fans. Now Nintendo is putting a new spin on the classic with Tetris DS, available March 20 exclusively for NDS, using Nintendo's wireless gaming service, Wi-Fi Connection.

'Football Manager 2006' (PSP/X360) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fans of Sports Interactive's legendary Football Manager series will be 'happy bunnies' this Easter as SEGA confirm the release of the platform-pioneering games Football Manager Handheld (PSP) and Football Manager 2006 (X360) ready for the holidays on 13 April 2006.

'Maximum-Football' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Wintervalley Software are proud to announce the second sports title in the Matrix Games line, Maximum-Football, has gone gold and is expected to release early next week as the first 3D sports strategy game of the 21st Century.

'The Sims 2: Open For Business' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 12:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims 2: Open for Business will revolve around setting up businesses and making money. Construction company, restaurant, nightclub, or simply decide to work from home, it will all be possible. You will need to strategically place employees, or fire useless workers, in order to keep your customers happy.

PSP Preview - 'Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code'

by Agustin on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 12:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code is the next game in the Untold Legends series following the top- selling Brotherhood of the Blade. The Warrior's Code is an entirely new RPG, as compared to its predecessor, with an evolutionary interactive combat engine, new 3D enhanced graphics, special effects and lighting.

Xbox Review - '25 To Life'

by Bill Lange on Feb. 15, 2006 @ 12:16 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

25 to Life is the game the streets have been waiting for. Play as either cops or gangsters, in this urban-based third person shooter. The game delivers intense online gameplay for up to 16 players, as well as a rich single player experience.