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'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 8:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fireglow team is now developing a next generation game engine (codename: Sudden Strike Next7) and the first game based on this engine, which now is officially named 'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory'. Fireglow plans to develop several other games based on this engine in different setups related to war conflicts.

'Battlefield 2142' Revealed ?

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 6:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Several weeks back, the first hints started dropping about a possible new Battlefield game through a leaked trailer and hints in various interviews. A thread on the official PCGamer forums seems to confirm this, as several people have received their May issue stating it has a Battlefield 2142 article, as well as a trailer on its cover-mounted cd, which can be also be viewed online. Battlefield 2142 is set in the future, the world is plagued by a second Ice Age, and wars have broken out over the remaining territories. Mech Warrior-meets-Battlefield 2 is the best way to describe it, and it is scheduled for "Fall 2006."

'Take Command: 2nd Manassas' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 5:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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. Paradox has released a demo allowing you to try out two tutorials and one scenario.

Various Game Trailers #736

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 5:32 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] - 1 Day Trailer
  • Splinter Cell Essentials [PSP] - Trailer
  • Heroes of Annihilated Empires - Trailer


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

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (ALL) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 5:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tomb Raider: Legend, Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment.

Revolution Software and Sumo Digital Sign On For amBX Technology

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 5:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Philips amBX announced that it has signed agreements with Revolution Software and Sumo Digital to use its new Ambient Intelligent technology. Philips' amBX will provide gamers with the ability to use light, colour, sound, heat and even airflow in the real world during gameplay.

State of Georgia Gives Tax Credits to Game Developers

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 4:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Georgia’s commitment to film, television and interactive entertainment benefits even non-Georgia-based companies. Many states encourage film and television pre-production, production and post-production work, but Georgia’s legislature revised the state’s tax code to also provide tax credits for development of interactive entertainment, like computer games.

'Table Tennis' (X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 4:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games is working on Table Tennis for Xbox 360, developed by Rockstar San Diego, the creative house behind the Midnight Club street racing series and the Western shooter Red Dead Revolver.

'Monster Hunter Freedom' (PSP) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Building upon Monster Hunter and Monster Hunter G (Japanese release only), which were originally released on the PS2, Monster Hunter Freedom is the ultimate package, including new missions, additional features and content adapted for the PSP system.

'Metroid Prime Hunters' (NDS) and 'Tetris DS' (NDS) Ship To Retail

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 3:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Metroid Prime Hunters is NDS' first real FPS, while Tetris DS features classic puzzle action remixed with retro Nintendo themes. Both games launch today, and both are playable on Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Nintendo's wireless gaming service.

'Monster Rancher EVO' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 3:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tecmo today announced that the next installment in its PS2 exclusive monster breeding series, Monster Rancher EVO, has gone gold. Now including in-depth role playing elements, deeper gameplay, and a captivating character-driven story to the popular monster breeding of past games.

Microsoft Shows First XNA Studio Tools and Opens up Xbox Live to Developers

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 1:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft today delivered a pre-release version of the first XNA Studio tools and unveiled the XNA Framework to attendees of the GDC 2006. Microsoft also announced that the company is opening its Xbox Live Server Platform to game developers and publishers, allowing them to innovate and extend the Xbox Live experience in their titles.

'Dead Rising' (X360) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 11:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dead Rising is survival horror game, in which you play Frank West, a freelance photographer who has made his way to an idyllic suburban town to get his hands on the scoop. He soon discovers that the town has been overrun with zombies, and while fighting off hordes of gruesome zombies, you have to discover the cause of the disturbing outbreak.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' Construction Set Available NOW

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bethesda has released The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Construction Set, allowing you to create your own content for its imminent RPG. This application is not included in the retail game, requires the original, and only works with the PC edition.

'Fire Department 3' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 10:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frogster announced today that Fire Department 3 has gone gold and is expected in German stores March 30. Fire Department 3 takes the accurate portrayal of the fire fighter's realm to the next level thanks to a new technological platform that allows for an incomparably rich and realistic game experience.

'Stranger' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 10:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stranger is a real-time strategy game, with elements of role playing games set in a world, split in two parts, surface and a subterranean one, which are in a tenuous balance. Stranger will also feature multiplayer, although details beyond "The players may play on their own, or unite in teams" are a bit sketchy.

'Garfield and His Nine Lives' (GBA) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 10:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lucky Jump Games announced today that it has completed development on Garfield and His Nine Lives for GBA. The Game Factory selected Lucky Jump Games to develop the new Garfield game after a successful collaboration on its previous GBA title Noddy: A Day in Toyland.

'Birth of America' - v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 10:08 a.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 v1.04 patch addresses bug fixes, interface changes, scenario and gameplay tweaks, and a few gfx adjustments.

'Tactica Online' - 4 Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tactica Online, developed by Imaginary Numbers, is a fast-moving turn-based strategy RPG set in the conspiracy and intrigue of Leonardo da Vinci's world.

'Justice League Heroes' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) Announced

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Justice League Heroes, developed by Snowblind Studios, is an action adventure game with role-playing customization featuring Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, Zatanna and other unlockable Justice League super heroes.

BioWare/Pandemic Studios Looking To Hire A Few Hundred People

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BioWare/Pandemic Studios is mounting a major recruiting drive to attract new talent to its international studios to work on some of the most exciting next generation titles in the industry. BioWare/Pandemic Studios is looking to hire video game development professionals at all of its four locations across all development disciplines.

'Shady O' Grady's Rising Star' Announced

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shady O' Grady's Rising Star is the first ever RPG set in the world of music. No pointy-eared elves, no magical longbows of +5 ocelot slaying, Shady O' Grady's Rising Star is a single-player RPG of longhaired freaks, hot chicks, killer axes, and other implements of destruction.

'SingStar Rocks!' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring 30 fully licensed tracks from global rock sensation The Killers to the heartbreak rock of Snow Patrol, and from one of London's hottest Indie phenomena - Bloc Party to the Courtney Love inspired genius of Hole, SingStar Rocks! delivers a special "access all areas" pass to the finest in live music

Quazal Gets Sony Approval As PlayStation 3 Middleware Developer

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Quazal announced today that they have been approved for SCEI's Tools and Middleware program for PlayStation 3, and that versions are ready for evaluation by interested PS3 game title developers.

'Alfa: AntiTerror' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 4:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The sad reality of life in many countries. The global problem of modern times. A war, which can neither be won nor lost. The unpromising forecasts of scientists and experts concerning further development of things. Terrorism is waiting for our answer. An answer we are about to deliver.

NVIDIA and Havok Introduce First GPU Driven Physics Solution

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 4:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NVIDIA and Havok will be demonstrating a physics effects solution that, for the first time, runs completely on a graphics processing unit (GPU) at this year's Game Developer Conference.

PC Preview - 'Act of War: High Treason'

by Reldan on March 20, 2006 @ 3:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

'CivCity: Rome' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 3:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CivCity: Rome is new city building strategy game inspired by the world of Sid Meier's Civilization. Developed by Firefly Studios, CivCity: Rome, gamers will recreate the glory of Rome by building a small settlement into a mighty imperial city.

'Train Empire' - Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Train Empire offers a strategy experience of depth and intrigue. The player is presented the task of connecting cities by strategically placing railway lines from one location to another, as well as managing the railway network where the trains' schedules must run like clockwork for delays could incur hefty fines

'Rat Hunter' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 20, 2006 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rat Hunter is a traditional, solid, polished and smart first-person shooter set in a hi-tech environment. The action takes place on a remote planet, which is located in a G-class star system. Its gravity, atmosphere and other conditions are pretty much the same as on Earth. The planet is rich in minerals, and the low depth of occurrence allows for strip mining.

PC Review - 'Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition'

by Katarani on March 20, 2006 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Midway Arcade Treasures: Deluxe Edition consists of 28 arcade games including all of the games from Midway Arcade Treasures 2 and Midway Arcade Treasures 3, and for the first time all three Mortal Kombat games on PC.