Sony Admits PS3 Delay A Possibility

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 9:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

An article on the Japanese Sankei website has a quote from an unnamed Sony spokesperson that possible problems with the mass production of the Blu-ray drive could delay the PS3 launch. "The highest quality picture is vital to the PS3. There is a possibility of delay if delivery of parts is delayed." If that delay occurs, the new launch would happen in October, to take advantage of the holiday season. Delay rumors have been rampant since Wall Street stock-brokerage firm Merrill Lynch speculated the new console wouldn't launch before the end of the year.

Various Game Trailers #719

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 8:42 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 :

  • Timeshift [Xbox/X360/PC] - Reverse Time Trailer
  • Darkfall - Trailer
  • Generation of Chaos [PSP] - Trailer #2
  • Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends - Trailer #3


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

'Micro Machines V4' (PSP/PS2/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 8:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

People who have picked up their RF Online retail copy may have noticed that the manual has an ad for a yet-unannounced Codemasters game, Hasbro's Micro Machines V4. After a four-year hiatus and a move from Atari back to its original publisher, Micro Machines V4 promises to bring its own hilarious brand of mini multiplayer madness. Codemasters informed TVG that an official announcement, with more details, is due at the end of the week.

'Bomberman: Act Zero' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 8:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally released back in the '80s, Hudson Soft's Bomberman has been a classic ever since, with only minor changes made to the formula in subsequent iterations. Now Hudson is going to throw it all overboard and breathe new life into the franchise by bringing it to the Xbox 360, with multiplayer support and even a first-person view mode.

'UberSoldier' - Demo Coming Wednesday

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 7:54 p.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 WW II. CDV will release a one-mission singleplayer demo (420mb), replacing the current Russian demo, on Wednesday at 9AM PST (6PM Euro time), which we will have available on our fileserver as soon as it's released. In the demo, you need to rescue a resistance leader being held by undead German fascists. Four of the weapons from the final are available, the STG 44 Machine Gun, MP40 Machine Pistol, Luger Pistol, and Panzerschreck bazooka.

'SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate' - SDK v1.0 Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 7:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Entitled 'The Stetchkov Syndicate', the expansion pack brings a host of new levels, weapons and enhancements to the highly rated SWAT 4. Vivendi has released the SDK for the expansion pack allowing the mod community to make its own content.

'CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder' - 5 New Screens

by Judy on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 7:32 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.

'Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers builds upon the ground-breaking, genre-blending game play of the original, integrating an all new robust multiplayer system, player-controlled coalition forces, mechanized units and enhanced character abilities and advanced enemy A.I.

Nominees For 6th Annual 'Game Developer Choice Awards' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 3:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA's God of War and Shadow of the Colossus lead the list of nominated games for the 6th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, receiving six and five nominations, respectively. Guitar Hero, Project Gotham Racing 3 and Psychonauts follow close behind with three nods.

'Birth of America' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 2:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Birth of America you control one of the major contenders in French & Indian Wars, and the War of the American Independence, trying to achieve military and political victory. This mini patch fixes some NVidia crashes, tutorial bugs, as few scenarios fixes and other tweaks.

Play 'Tony Haw's American Wasteland' (Xbox) Against Rockband P.O.D.

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 2:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

P.O.D. band members will challenge lucky fans in the latest Xbox Live Game with Fame session. Fans that are interested in the chance to challenge P.O.D. in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland on Friday, March 3 must fill out an entry form by 6:00 p.m. ET on March 2 to enter to play the band.

Sony to Get Rid of Flailing Metreon Movie Complex

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 2:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The San Fransisco Chronicle reports that Sony is selling off its mall/movie complex Metreon in downtown SF. The 300,000-square-foot Metreon building is being acquired by Shopping mall developer the Westfield Group and real estate company Forest City Enterprises for an undisclosed sum, although industry analyst estimate it is worth around 70million dollar. The Metreon never really took off the way Sony wanted, and in light of reviewing its corporate strategy it decided to focus more on electronics, entertainment and games.

'Over the Hedge' (ALL) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 1:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Players assume the roles of RJ the raccoon, Verne the turtle, Hammy the squirrel and Stella the skunk and turn a suburban neighborhood loaded with dangerous obstacles and traps into their personal playground.

'Mortal Kombat: Armageddon' (PS2/Xbox) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 1:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will go back to its roots, unlike the RPGish MK: Shaolin Monks, and will feature the usual blood, gore and violence, a choice of 60 fighters, more than 20 fatality moves, Create a Kombatant mode to make your own character (like Soul Calibur 3), multiplayer and Konquest Mode.

Microsoft Reveals Windows Vista Versions

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 10:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced the lineup for the Windows Vista operating system, scheduled for release later this year. Vista will bring clarity to accomplishing everyday tasks, instantly let you find what you want, enjoy the latest in entertainment, improved safety of personal information, stay connected at home or on the go, and help ensure PCs are up-to-date, more secure and running smoothly.

'Rig'n'Roll: Truck Tycoon' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Rig'n'Roll: Truck Tycoon you are going to become a real transport tycoon creating a carrying empire of his or her own. Three-dimensional game maps with busy cities and communities, plains, hills, forests and lakes – everything that makes the game world really living – are at the player's service.

Midway Setting Up Shop In France

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway today announced that it has expanded its international operations with the formation of a new subsidiary, Midway Games SAS, and the establishment of a new office in Paris, France, which will handle Midway's sales and marketing in France with some sales being retained with current distributor Nobilis.

'Mortal Kombat: Unchained' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Briefly mentioned in its August financial report, Mortal Kombat: Unchained takes the Mortal Kombat franchise to new heights with an innovative fighting system tailored for Wi–Fi functionality, unparalleled depth and brutally intense action that will appeal to long–time Mortal Kombat fans. The game features lightning–fast combat, new moves and combinations and PSP exclusive characters and environments.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 8:39 a.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.

'SingStar Rocks!' (PS2) - Complete Tracklisting Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 8:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nirvana, Stereophonics, Jet, The Subways, Rolling Stones, The Bravery, Blur and many more are all to appear on the latest edition in its PS2 exclusive SingStar Rocks!, set for release in Spring '06.

'Act of War: High Treason' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 5:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With Act of War: High Treason, Eugen Systems and Atari are introducing a massive amount of new features and content to enhance and extend the overall experience. High Treason will expand into naval warfare with over a dozen different vessels, such as AEGIS cruisers, frigates, aircraft carriers and submarines. Less scripting, better AI and camera handling.

'Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 4:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is the latest creation from award-winning developer Stainless Steel Studios and renowned game designer Rick Goodman. Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is a detailed real-time strategy game that lets players completely command one of the four mightiest empires of the ancient world: Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Persia.

'American Conquest: Divided Nation' - v1.86 Euro Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 4:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

American Conquest: Divided Nation is an RTS game based upon events in early American history. CDV has released the first patch for the European editions of the game bringing your retail game to v1.86 and fixing various bug, glitches and crash issues.

'Reclamation' Enters Alpha Stage

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 4:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Reclamation is an MMORPG with an emphasis on character development and story driven role-play, set in a shared dream world. Players will have unprecedented control over the game world, serving as leaders in great houses, teachers, and warriors. Lyra Studios announces they are opening the doors to their loyal community members for Alpha testing.

Luxoflux No Longer Developing PS2/Xbox Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 3:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In a jobs section update on its website, Shrek 2 and True Crime developers Luxoflux revealed that it is no longer developing titles on the current generation of consoles (PS2 and Xbox) and that all its future titles will be PS3 and Xbox 360 only. Details about the new project(s), however, are not available, but more information will probably be revealed during the upcoming E3 trade show.

'WarPath' (Xbox/PC) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 3:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WarPath, developed by Digital Extremes, is new fast-paced Sci-fi FPS game offering up a unique single player experience as well as multiplayer modes that will challenge any shooter fan who owns an Xbox, or a PC. In case last week's batch of 20 wasn't enough, here are some more...

'Daxter' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ready At Dawn is working on Daxter for the PSP, which finally lets players control Jak's wacky sidekick throughout the entire game. Daxter will be one of the first PSP titles to support connectivity with a PS2 title. Daxter has gone gold and is scheduled for North American release March 21, 2006.

'The Wild' (GBA) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Wild is a single-player, side-scrolling adventure game based on the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures’ film, premiering April 14, 2006. Players take on the role of Samson the Lion or Benny the Squirrel as they journey from the New York City Zoo to the wild in search of Samson’s lost teenage son, Ryan.

'Genesis' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 1:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blue Gecko Entertainment are proud to announce the launch of Genesis, an epic MMO strategy game of good v evil. A new beta test round called Osiris, during which magic spell casting will be introduced, will start on Thursday March 2nd, players can now sign up.

GameCube Review - 'Chicken Little'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Disney's Chicken Little brings the excitement of the film to life and allows gamers to master unique gadgets and play as the key characters from the film in an endless variety of action-packed game play.

Xbox Preview - 'The King of Fighters Neowave'

by Geson Hatchett on Feb. 27, 2006 @ 1:05 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The King of Fighters Neowave features three-on-three team fighting, along with improved graphics and an enhanced game system, as well as full Xbox Live online game service support, including online multi-player head-to-head fighting and Tournament Mode.