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'Catz' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 10:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that it will unleash Catz, the first kitten simulation game to be available exclusively for GBA, letting owners name, train and play with adorable kittens.

Various Game Trailers #722

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 4:56 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 :

  • AND 1 Streetball [PS2/Xbox] - Dev Diary #2
  • The Chronicles of Spellborn - Trailer #3
  • Company of Heroes - Demo Movie
  • Driver Parallel Lines [PS2/Xbox] - Car Chases Trailer


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

'Age of Empires III' - v1.05 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 4:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Empires III is an RTS set in 1500 A.D. and chronicles the Age of Discovery that started around the time that Columbus discovered the new world. Ensemble has released the manual version of the v1.05 which adds a new map, ESO Power Rating, balance tweaks, crash & bug fixes, multiplayer enhancements and more...

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 2:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, built on Epic's Unreal 2.5 Engine, is a World War II standalone follow-up game to the Red Orchestra mod, that introduces new gameplay and features. Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 will be available through Steam, and in retail March 2006.

'Best of Platinum Hits' Offers Xbox Games for $9.99

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 1:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft announced today a new retail program called the Best of Platinum Hits. Starting March 2006 Microsoft will providing consumers with popular Xbox titles for the low price of $9.99 (SRP).

Strategy First Signs Deal With GameTap

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GameTap today announced a deal with Strategy First to preview full versions of many of the company’s upcoming titles to GameTap subscribers prior to their retail release, as well as 40 Strategy First library titles which will be added to the GameTap service.

'Gangs of London' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony London's PSP-exclusive Gangs of London is an all-new spin-off title takes the setting and criminal themes of the legendary Getaway franchise but offers gamers a whole new handheld gang warfare experience.

Depeche Mode Sings Simlish on 'The Sims 2 Open for Business'

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 9:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced that the signature sound of alternative rock band Depeche Mode has been translated to The Sims native Simlish language for the first time ever. 'Suffer Well,' a popular track from Depeche Mode's critically acclaimed album 'Playing the Angel,' has been recorded in Simlish and will be made available to fans of music and PC games through The Sims 2 Open for Business.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) Goes Gold, Launches March 20

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks and 2K Games today announced that their RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has gone to gold master and will be available in stores, regular and collector's edition, in North America and Europe during the week of March 20.

'Flight Simulator X' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Flight Simulator X, scheduled for end of 2006, is the 10th installment in the long running franchise, featuring jaw-dropping realism and exciting new content.

'Scratches' Off to Retail

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 8:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment today announced that Nucleosys' Scratches, an atmospheric suspense-adventure brimming with eerie twists and terrifying surprises, has shipped to game retailers across North America.

'Elveon' (X360/PC) To Be Shown At E3 2006

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 4:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

10Tacle Studios announced today that it will be showing its Unreal Engine 3 powered fantasy action game Elveon at the E3 convention in Los Angeles. Elveon leads the gamer through the heroic history of the Elvish civilization, with fascinating graphics and innovative combat system.

'Mortal Kombat: Armageddon' (PS2/Xbox) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 4:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will be the final franchise installment on current generation systems, featuring the most extensive cast of playable characters in the series to–date and an all–new create–a–fighter mode. If you haven't seen the screens from earlier this week, check them here, or read more for new ones.

'The Fall: Last Days of Gaia' - German v1.10 Beta Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 4:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Fall: Last Days of Gaia is a 3D role-playing game set in a postmodern scenario that takes you to the year 2083. Silver Style released a beta version of its upcoming v1.10 patch which adds improved textures, better dialogue, balance tweaks, new weapons, and more...

'Act of War: High Treason' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 4:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Act of War: High Treason introduces 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. In case you missed last weeks batch, check them here.

Midway Will Release Another Five Classic Titles On Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 4:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since the Xbox 360 launch Midway has released several of its classic games on Xbox Live Arcade, and apparently with great, financial, success. Joust, Gauntlet, Smash TV, and Robotron: 2084 will soon be joined by 5 more golden oldies such as Paperboy, Defender, Root Beer Tapper, Cyberball and good old Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3. There has been no specific launch date but it is said to be somewhere this year.

'Chromehounds' (X360) Gets Japanese Release Date

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chromehounds is a squad-based action title puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war. With a strong focus on cooperative and competitive online gameplay, the game is sure to satisfy players looking for a deep, involving Xbox Live experience. SEGA revealed it will release Chromehounds in Japan on May 25, 2006.

'NBA Ballers: Rebound' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 3:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NBA Ballers: Rebound is the only one-on-one basketball videogame highlighting the rags-to-riches path from an unknown Baller to today’s NBA superstar and is based on the original Midway title, NBA Ballers.

'IGPX' (PS2) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 3:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bandai has revealed the first details about its new combat/racing game IGPX. Set in 2049, Immortal Grand Prix has become the predominant sport, where teams race mechs at insane 600 km/h speeds. You are part of Team Satomi who just won the Minor League and are now racing against big league team who are better prepared and equipped.

'War Front: Turning Point' - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 2:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War Front: Turning Point explores an alternate World War II, one in which Hitler is assassinated in the early days. This new timeline includes more than just new leadership. Players will take command of experimental weapons, prototype vehicles and units rarely seen in strategy games in an attempt to alter or secure the historical outcome of World War II.

'Winback 2: Project Poseidon' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It's been quite a while since we last heard from Winback 2: Project Poseidon, but Koei announced today that Cavia's Covert-Operations game is scheduled to ship to North American retailers on April 18, 2006.

PS2 Preview - 'Tokyo Xtreme Racer Drift'

by Geson Hatchett on March 2, 2006 @ 1:17 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Tokyo Xtreme Racer Drift takes the adrenaline of street racing into the mountains and onto very demanding courses. Race real production cars on real mountain courses. Nissan, Toyota, Subaru, Audi, Alfa Romeo, Mini, Volkswagen and more are all there to be tested on some of Japan's toughest terrain in Iroha, Haruna, Rokko and Hakone.

'Mortal Kombat: Unchained' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 1:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

S2 Games Will Only Offer 'Savage 2' As Digital Download

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developer S2 Games today announced that it will be foregoing traditional methods of publishing and distribution for Savage 2: A Tortured Soul, making it only available for purchase as an online download on the S2 Games website.

PSP Review - 'Ape Escape Academy'

by Joe Keiser on March 2, 2006 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Ape Escape Academy expands the series onto the PSP. Family-friendly Ape Escape Academy will feature ad-hoc wireless functionality and more than 40 mini-games for players of all ages. The mini-games are arranged at random in a tic-tac-toe format that provides distinctive and unique game progression that allows for easy pick up and play gaming.

'Counter-Strike: Source' Gets Steamy Update #40

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details regarding the latest update to Counter-Strike: Source. This update adds Leet and SAS player models, fixes players being able to run up very steep slopes for short distances, fixes low-violence models not animating properly, improved player ragdolls. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

Acclaim is Back and Brings 'BOTS'

by Rainier on March 2, 2006 @ 12:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim Games is pleased to announce that its CEO Howard Marks has a plan to lead the newly minted company into the future. The first offering from Acclaim Games will be the totally free Multiplayer Online game BOTS and it is now open for limited beta registration!