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'Battlefield 2' - v1.21 Patch Details

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 10:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today revealed details on the upcoming Battlefield 2 v1.21 patch. A limited beta test will start end of the week to make sure that the patch is thoroughly tested before it goes out officially. Issues being addressed are : Hummer/TOW crash bug in the Special Forces expansion pack, screen capture is now working, performance issues with certain ATI cards, server browser can now filter by map name, and only 2 claymores can be dropped at any one time.

Various Game Trailers #716

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 9:17 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 :

  • The Sims 2 Open for Business - Web Party Trailer
  • UFO: Extraterrestrials - Trailer
  • BLACK [PS2/Xbox] - Five Rules Trailer
  • Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams [PS2] - Soki Roberto Ally Trailer


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

'Yu-Gi-Oh! Double Pack' (GBA) Now In Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 8:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami announced today it has shipped Yu-Gi-Oh! Double Pack for the GBA to retail stores nationwide. The classic titles Yu-Gi-Oh! The Sacred Cards and Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction are combined onto one GBA cartridge, letting Yu-Gi-Oh! players duel in the ultimate card dueling tournaments.

'Sigonyth: Desert Eternity' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 8:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sigonyth is a 3rd person perspective MMORPG, where the action takes place on red hot desertic planet called Sigonyth! Playing your character, you can choose between three races - humans, cyborgs or mutants. So, who are you gonna be on Sigonyth? A miner? A merchant? Maybe a bounty hunter? It's all up to you...

'TimeShift' (Xbox/X360/PC) Developer chat

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 7:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

On Friday, February 24, 2006 at 6PM EST, the IRC channel #TimeShift on irc.enterthegame.com will host a live developer chat with Matthew Karch, CEO of Saber Interactive. This is an opportunity for you to ask to the developers about the progress of TimeShift, an innovative FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes. Read more for details ...

'FlatOut 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 7:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The sequel to the destruction racer is set to accelerate its way onto the PS2, Xbox, and PC in the nitrous charged form of FlatOut 2 this June, courtesy of Bugbear Entertainment and Empire Interactive, while Vivendi Universal Games will distribute the title in the U.S.

'Rainbow Six' Making Its Debut on Xbox 360 ?

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 6:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While the current gen Rainbow Six Critical Hour was already announced a few weeks back, it seems the official Rainbow Six website has a clock counting down to 12 days from now, on which Ubisoft promises a major announcement. Speculations are of course going wild but it is interesting to note that the counter started ticking from 360 on down, maybe indicating that the Rainbow Six franchise is making the jump to Xbox 360.

'Gears of War' (X360) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gears of War blends the best of tactical action games with the best of survival horror titles, thrusting gamers into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde, creating cinematic, high-definition visuals so intense and powerful, it feels like the gamers are controlling a blockbuster action movie.

'Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll' (NDS) Swings Into Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 2:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA of America today announced the release of Super Monkey Ball Touch & Roll on the NDS. Join AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, and Baby as they journey through 10 worlds and over 50 new stages in true classic Super Monkey Ball style. Players can now use the stylus and touch screen to play a robust single-player mode and action-packed multiplayer wireless modes.

'Quake IV' - v1.1 Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 11:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software has released a new patch for Raven's FPS Quake 4. This v1.1 beta patch fixes issues and adds gameplay elements throughout both single and multiplayer, including voice chat in multiplayer, a forecemodel option, a one-minute warning for tournament matches, fixed pure server auto-downloading, HTT support, smooth stairjumping and a ton of multiplayer specific fixes requested by the community and discovered during gameplay.

'Superman Returns: The Videogame' (PS2/Xbox/X360) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 11:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Superman Returns: The Videogame, 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. Citizens will run away in terror from newly-erupting danger and also exit their cars to cheer and snap photos as you fly overhead to save them.

Plug Pulled On Misleading 'Call of Duty 2' (PS2/Xbox/X360) Advertisement

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received three complaints from viewers about misleading TV ads regarding Activision's Call of Duty 2 and CoD2: Big Red One and has them taken off the air. The complaints were made due to pre-rendered material, made exclusively for the TV ads, that do not represent the end user quality of the product. While Activision claims such practices are standard procedure, ASA does not agree and regulations do require ad material to be accurate representations of the product.

'World Championship Poker 2' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) Coming To Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Oxygen Games announce today that it is bringing World Championship Poker 2 to Europe, putting players at the high stakes table, bluffing and trying to steal the pot from some of the world’s toughest professional poker players, including Howard Lederer, Annie Duke and more!

'Crime Stories' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As the brilliant young FBI agent Martin Mystère, you have just been called upon to investigate the brutal murder of the highly reputed scientist, Professor Eulemberg. What sensational secret has the professor uncovered that has made him the victim of such a horrific crime? Crime Stories is known in Europe as Martin Mystere.

'Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires' (PS2/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires your ultimate goal is to conquer the 25 regions of Ancient China and build an entire Empire using cunning diplomacy and uncompromising force. Before each battle, the player will meet with the war council to decide upon military and political policies for the kingdom; then it’s time for war.

Infinium Labs Getting Evicted, Delays Phantom Indefinitely

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 9:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a Feb 13 filing with the SEC, Infinium Labs revealed several details about its rather poor financial state. In the filing, Infinium revealed it does not have enough cash and needs to raise $1.6 million in additional funds immediately, or assets may be foreclosed upon by secured lenders, or operations could completely cease. As a result, the Phantom Game Service has been put on hold to rush out its Phantom Lapboard. Infinium Labs is also moving at the end of the month, as they have been unable to pay rent on its office for several months and are being evicted.

'Daemonica' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 8:55 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.

'Great Invasions' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A clever mix of strategy and action, Great Invasions plunges you back into Europe of the Dark Ages, a time in history where hundreds of nations and barbarian tribes rush to assault the civilized world, from AD 375 (arrival of the Huns) to AD 1066 (conquest of England by the Normans).

'Tycoon City: New York' Now In Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari announced today that Tycoon City: New York, the PC game that challenges players to build the business empire of their dreams and "make it big" in Manhattan, has shipped to stores nationwide.

'Far Cry Instincts: Predator' (X360) - 5 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Far Cry Instincts: Predator for X360 will feature both Far Cry Instincts Evolution and an enhanced version of the original Far Cry Instincts game, which will captivate gamers with its lush and deep natural environment, enhanced graphical reality and gameplay.

'The Wheelman' (PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 2:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paramount and MTV have signed a deal with Midway to make a movie out of its upcoming title The Wheelman, an action-adventure title about an expert driver who comes out of retirement to protect a woman from his past. Vin Diesel has signed on to star in both the movie and videogame, which are both scheduled for late 2007.

'War on Terror' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 2:31 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.

'Zoo Empire' - German v1.22 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 2:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV has released a new patch for its animal loving sim/strategy game Zoo Empire. This update brings your retail game to v1.22 and further refines the hunger algorithm so that animals will no longer die of hunger so long as there is food in the exhibit. Read more for details and download links ...

'FIFA Street 2' (NDS/PSP/NGC/PS2/Xbox) Signature Moves - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 2:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring all new authentic tricks, FIFA Street 2 provides new gameplay experiences by making over-the-top moves and skills even bigger in this fast-paced sequel. Read more for FIFA Street 2's signature moves for star players

NDS Review - 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'

by Kris Graft on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry is mysteriously selected as the fourth competitor in the dangerous Triwizard Tournament. Players will experience all the thrills of the movie -- from the Quidditch World Cup campsite to a heart-stopping duel with Lord Voldemort himself!

Republik Games Partners With Entertainment Group to Promote 'Spend The Night'

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Republik Games has signed an agreement with TLA Entertainment to market and promote its upcoming videogame Spend the Night, a female-centric, sexually-themed multiplayer dating game.

'MLB SlugFest 2006' (PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway today announced MLB SlugFest 2006, which will feature a new create-a-player mode, updated team rosters and stadiums, along with a new library of signature animations and extreme collisions.

Playlogic Signs Online Distribution Deal With Trymedia

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 1:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Playlogic Entertainment and Macrovision's Trymedia Games division today signed an affiliate agreement for the digital distribution of Playlogic's entertainment products, starting with World Racing 2.

PS2 Review - 'Grandia III'

by Alicia on Feb. 22, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Grandia III is the newest title in Game Arts' role-playing series, using an all-new engine, N3, allowing for larger and more detailed environments. In Grandia III you play as Yuuki, a 16-year-old boy who dreams of being a pilot. When Yuuki meets Alfina, an elven shaman who can talk to holy beasts, he gets involved in a mission to find her brother Emilious, who turned evil and wants to conquering the world.