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THQ Licenses Unreal Engine 3 For Future Titles

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 6:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ today announced a licensing agreement with Epic Games for the use of Epic's Unreal Engine 3 technology in future next gen console and PC games.

Master Chief Gets His Own Comic Book

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 6:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bungie Studios has joined forces with Marvel Comics to release a graphic novel inspired by one of the most popular franchises in the history of the video game industry. The universe of the Xbox phenomenon Halo will be brought to life for the first time in comic form via the Halo Graphic Novel (HGN), a 128 page full-color jacketed hardcover book with an anticipated July 2006 release.

Various Game Trailers #733

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 6:36 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 Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion [X360/PC] - 4 Days Trailer
  • ParaWorld - Savannah Trailer
  • ArchLord - Trailer
  • Commandos Strike Force - Trailer #11
  • Ubersoldier - Physics Trailer
  • DarkStar One - Trailer #2
  • Battle Of Europe - Final Trailer

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

'Culpa Innata' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 6:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Culpa Innata is a story-driven, 3rd person game using a proprietary 3D engine with dynamic cameras and other technologies developed by Momentum AS. Using the classic mouse in a point and click interface, the game features a wide variety of organic obstacles ranging from logic puzzles to hi-tech gadget manipulation to dialogue and inventory challenges.

'Tortuga: Two Treasures' Official Website Launched

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 6:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in the Caribbean of the early 18th century, Tortuga: Two Treasures is an action adventure brimming with Caribbean myth, legendary treasures and fearsome pirates. Two Treasures features epic land and naval battles, featuring everything from sword fights to cannon-battles. Ascaron has just launched the official Tortuga: Two Treasures website.

'Prey' (X360/PC) Weekly Update #10

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 4:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today 3D Realms posted their latest installment in the weekly Prey update in which Human Head Studios Chris Rhinehart tells us all about the latest feature, level, animation tweaking, bug fixing, hiring of a new animator, Michael Greyeyes redoing some voiceovers for the Tommy character, and also a changelog of items added/removed in the game.

'Paradise' - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 2:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradise, developed by Benoit Sokal's White Birds Productions, is an adventure game which immerses the player in the heart of Africa, at once eternal and terribly contemporary. A young woman, the daughter of a fierce dictator, crosses the continent in the company of a leopard, to take him to the place of his birth, the peaks of Kilimanjaro.

'Space Rangers 2: Rise of the Dominators' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 1:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cinemaware Marquee today announced that its first title, Space Rangers 2: Rise of the Dominators has gone gold and is scheduled to ship to stores end of March, and to celebrate it has launched the official website.

'Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War' (PS2) - 38 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 1:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan War thrusts players back in time, 15 years before the events of Ace Combat 5, and reveals the events that led up to the last chapter of the franchise. Players will take on the role of a mercenary hired to fly for Ustio, a small country bordering Belka, and face off against rival pilots throughout the game.

Six Videogame Industry Icons Honored with Stars on Walk of Game

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 12:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Six new stars were unveiled yesterday on Walk of Game, Sid Meier and John Carmack for Lifetime Achievement, and Lara Croft, StarCraft, Final Fantasy and EverQuest as Favorite Games/Characters. Each received a star on Walk of Game, located inside San Francisco's Metreon.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (X360) Breaks Sales Record

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 12:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter released on Xbox 360 on March 8 achieved record sales for its first week of launch. In North America, GRAW sold over 240,000 units while Europe pushed 120,000 units in just three days.

'Cossacks II: Battle for Europe' - Game Details

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 12:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While already announced late last year, the stand-alone expansion for CDV's RTS, Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars, will feature three new nations, along with a variety of new battlegrounds, campaigns and battle scenarios, both historical and hypothetical. Cossacks II: Battle for Europe is scheduled for this June.

'Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The beloved armored Arthur, with his renowned boxers in tow, charges onto the portable gaming scene as Capcom today announced Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins, an exciting side-scrolling action adventure game for the PSP.

'Take Command: 2nd Manassas' - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 10:11 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.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' - Class And Archtype System Revealed

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Funcom unveils the entire class and archetype system in its upcoming MMORPG Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Four great archetypes, a multitude of intriguing classes like Lotus master, Waylayer, Herald of Xotli, Scion of Set, Bear Shaman and Priest of Mitra, and lots of innovative gameplay, head over here to get the entire class and archetype listing.

'Coffee Break' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Coffee break is a company life simulation with attitude. All your colleagues have different personalities and you must develop a good relationship with them all if you want to succeed in your different tasks.

'Multitheft Auto San Andreas' - v1.1 Client & Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The MultiTheftAuto team released their popular Grand Theft Auto multiplayer mod, MTA: San Andreas. This v1.1 version makes various changes, fixes bugs and adds a bunch of new features.

'The Battle for Middle-earth II' v1.02 Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A community update made by EA's Executive Producer Mike Verdu reveals that the Battle for Middle-earth II v1.02 patch is scheduled for next week and will address a multiplayer crash, two out of sync issues, and the problem with how games were reporting ladder results and stats incorrectly, so the ladders once 1.02 goes live. Mike also reports that server hardware has been replaced so the recent server outages should be a thing of the past.

'Undercover:­ Operation Wintersun' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 7:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Anaconda announces another new genre highlight as part of their ongoing Adventure Weeks. Undercover, developed by Sproing, is an adventure game set during the Second World War, in the heart of war-torn Europe. The tantalizing story revolves around a horrible What-If scenario, tackling myths and undiscovered secrets and gives all new insights into the terrifying machinations of this era.

'Rampage: Total Destruction' (NGC/PS2) Monster Bios #4 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 7:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rampage: Total Destruction reinvents the classic arcade series and offers up a wide array of playable monsters that have the ability to perform unique combo attacks and individual super moves. Rampage: Total Destruction unleashes the chaos like never before with new levels of destruction, and an interactive 3D environment.

'Championship Manager 2006' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 6:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The all-new Championship Manager 2006 offers a wide range of innovative new features and is the most realistic version to date, offering the player a true taste of football management. Replacing the previous beta demo, this final version allows you to play as one of 3 nations (England, France and Italy) for the duration of 6 months game time, and is save game compatible with the full version released on 31st March 2006.

'Dynasty Warriors 5 Empires' (PS2/X360) - 66 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 6:43 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.

EA Tries To Complete BattleField Developer Acquisition.. Again

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 5:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced plans to complete its acquisition of Digital Illusions CE (DICE), effectively making DICE a fully integrated studio within EA. The companies have unanimously agreed to a merger proposal through which EA will acquire the remaining outstanding shares of DICE pending approval of the shareholders, whom last time sent EA packing.

'Two Worlds' (X360/PC) Gets Scored By Top Gun Composer

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 5:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Topware has acquired the talents of Grammy and Academy award winner Harold Faltermeyer, mostly known for his work on the soundtracks of "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop", for the musical arrangement of Zuxxez's upcoming RPG Two Worlds.

'Medal of Honor Airborne' (ALL) Facts & Features

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 3:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Medal of Honor Airborne is set to redefine the series by introducing players to an entirely new way of experiencing a WWII FPS – namely the fully interactive Airborne experience. This is the first game in the Medal of Honor series to be released on next generation platforms.

Xbox 360/PC Preview - 'Test Drive Unlimited'

by Paul Reith on March 17, 2006 @ 3:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

PSP Review - 'Ys: The Ark of Napishtim'

by Agustin on March 17, 2006 @ 3:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Ys: The Ark of Napishtim is a new chapter in the adventures of the red-headed hero, Adol Christin. Adol embarks on his greatest adventure yet as he explores hidden islands in the great vortex of Canaan.

Microsoft and Epic Records Sign Xbox Live Exclusivity Agreement

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 3:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft and Epic Records signed a one year exclusivity agreement to make artist content and high-definition music video downloads free for all X360 gamers. Over the next year, Xbox 360 and Epic Records will showcase 12 up-and-coming artists through the Artist of the Month program via the Xbox Live service.

'Rush for Berlin' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2006 @ 3:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rush for Berlin is a tactical real time strategy game, set on the European battlefields of World War II, during 1944-45. The player's goal; to capture the German capital, as either the British/US/French alliance or the Red army of the Soviet Union.