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'Bad Day L.A.' (Xbox/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 9:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

American McGee Presents: Bad Day L.A., a third-person action/adventure game with a tongue-in-cheek comedic twist. Set in modern day Los Angeles, Bad Day L.A. combines a fantastical art style, groundbreaking collaborative gameplay elements and a heavy dose of dark satire to create a truly unforgettable experience.

Republik Games Suspends 'Spend the Night' Due To Insufficient Funds

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 9:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Republik Games announced today that it had not completed an anticipated round of equity financing and as a result, is suspending production on its flagship game, Spend the Night.

'Blood Magic' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 8:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Blood Magic is an original 3rd person perspective RPG where the weapon of choice is magic. In this game, the player controls an Unlikely Hero in an ambitious search through many hostile environments looking for Modo, the ethereal being bent on destroying the world.

Various Game Trailers #747

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 8:46 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:

  • Paradise - Trailer #3
  • Tomb Raider: Legend - Trailer (4)
  • Far Cry Instincts Predator [X360] - Launch Trailer
  • Armed Assault - Russian Gameplay Trailer


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

'Tomb Raider: Legend' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 5:46 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. This demo allows you to try out the Bolivia mission.

'Daemonica' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 5:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Daemonica is an intriguing 3D interactive murder mystery that offers an immersive storyline with unexpected twists, extensive dialogues with believable characters, puzzles and both mandatory and optional quests. This demo allows you to play for 60 minutes, but includes all content, so you can unlock the full game afterwards.

Square Enix Denies 'Final Fantasy XIII' Rumors

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 2:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

"While there have been numerous rumors about Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix has never released any information about the title. The recent online article stating that the title will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3 and shown at E3 is not based on any official information obtained by us. I hope readers will remember April Fool’s day is tomorrow and many Print and Online outlets pull pranks every year, before they get their hopes crushed by a joke."

'Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy' (ALL) Developer Diary #2 - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 1:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts presents the first in a series of feature stories about LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (working title). You can expect stories like the one to follow periodically, until the game's release across multiple platforms this fall, each article further detailing certain aspects of the game.

'Bet On Soldier' - v1.2 Win32 Dedicated Server Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bet On Soldier is a first-person shooter with a corporation-takes-over-the-world-style plot, where you bet on the outcome of encounters with specific enemies. Frogster has released the v1.2 Win32 dedicated server supporting gamespy, 32 players, maprotation, auto balance and serveral other features.

'Monster Hunter Freedom' (PSP) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 12:57 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.

'Seed' Developer Chat Next Tuesday

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 12:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Runestone Game Development, developers of the upcoming MMORPG Seed, and WarCry are having a dev chat, which will take place on the WarCry IRC network Tuesday the 4th at 3:00 p.m. EST (GMT-5) or 8:00 p.m. GMT. You can participate by connecting to irc.warcry.com, and joining the moderated room #seedchat. Before, during and after the chat you can talk openly with other attendees at #warcry.

'War Front: Turning Point' Character Bio #1

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 12:41 p.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. You 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.

'Out of the Park Baseball 2006' Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 11:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With the new baseball season just hours away, Sports Interactive announced that their latest masterpiece, Out of the Park Baseball 2006, will be released on May 31st.

'Bomberman: Act Zero' (X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 10:37 a.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 X360, with multiplayer support and even a first-person view mode.

'Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 9:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday is a stand-alone expansion pack for their strategy title Hearts of Iron II. The expansion will include the original game and boasts a World War III scenario, a complete scenario editor as well as an extended time line. Paradox has released a demo allowing you to try out the game for 3 hours.

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Players journey to the land of Aio, a world embroiled in an epic battle between Magic and Technology. Gamers wage wars filled with mystic creatures, impossible machines and stunning acts of magic.

'Frame City Killer' (X360) Delayed Again?

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 8:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to the latest issue of Japanese mag Famitsu Namco is even further delaying the release of its Unreal Engine 3 powered action game Frame City Killer. Originally scheduled as an Xbox 360 launch window title, it first got bumped to February and now it's listed as an ambiguous 2006 title.

'Auto Assault' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 8:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

Friday March 31, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 7:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another Friday, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

'GTI Racing' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 6:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GTI Racing uniquely blends a realistic and highly detailed car physics simulation with the pure fun of driving. Techland has released a singleplayer demo allowing you to try out 3 cars (Golf I, Golf V and New Beetle RSI), with possibility of racing against AI opponents in one of 5 modes on 3 different tracks.

'Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 6:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today that the latest addition to their award-winning strategy portfolio, Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday, has gone gold.

'Neverwinter Nights 2' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 5:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Neverwinter Nights 2 is an RPG set in the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms, one of the popular campaign settings of Dungeons and Dragons. It takes the player from the tiniest of villages into a sweeping tale of danger and war, chronicling their rise from a peasant to a full-fledged hero of the Realms, defending it against one of the greatest threats of the age.

'Pathologic' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 5:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pathologic is a unique example of a dramatic game, which directly affects the player's state of mind. Featuring a bizarre combination of first-person game, role-playing features, non-linear plot and real time flow, three unique campaigns and multiple endings. This demo allows you to play four days as one of the 3 available characters.

'Rampage: Total Destruction' (NGC/PS2) Monster Bios #5 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 5:16 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.

'Legend of Mir 3' Launches 'Unlimited Bloody Battle' Episode

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 5:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

iEntertainment Network announced today that its MMORPG Legend of Mir 3 launches a brand new Episode of Legend of Mir 3, Unlimited Bloody Battle!, with new quests, new maps, and new minigames as the game goes live for Online Play on April 3, 2006!

'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 4:51 a.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.

Alten8 Signs 'Etrom: The Astral Essence' For European Distribution

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 4:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alten8 announced it has signed a deal with P.M. STUDIOS to publish Etrom : The Astral Essence in most European countries. Etrom is a 3D Action-RPG game has a Deep and involving Storyline set in a dark, futuristic, "neo-gothic" world where technology and a fantasy Middle Ages collide.

'Silverfall' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 4:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

KievGames' Silverfall is a fantasy style RPG using advanced 3D graphics and fascinating storyline Silverfall features large free roaming environments, 4 customizable and playable races, 150 monsters, single and multiplayer (coop and PvP), ragdoll effect, day/night cycle, particle effects and the latest shaders.

'Strategic Command 2' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 4:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg adds tons of new features including many player submitted suggestions. Bigger, better and expandable, Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg is an evolutionary, as well as revolutionary, new grand strategy game.

'Over G Fighters' (X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 3:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft's Xbox 360-exclusive Over G Fighters is the only modern jet fighter game to deliver intense and exciting aerial combat showcasing the awesome power of modern aircrafts on the X360.

Undercover FTC Investigation Shows Improved Ratings Enforcement

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 2:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Undercover Mystery Shopper released today shows dramatic improvement in retail enforcement of computer and video game ratings over the past five years, a result applauded by video game retailers trade group Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA).

'Glory of the Roman Empire' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 2:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Glory of the Roman Empire is an empire-building simulation set during the height of the glorious Roman Empire. In the game, the player assumes the roles of city planner, governor and military leader. Successful players will need planning skills, economic savvy and - should those fail - military might.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' - Developer Q&A #2

by Rainier on March 31, 2006 @ 1:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Heroes of Might & Magic V will benefit from the features and characteristics that established the success of the initial saga while offering a wealth of innovations such as a highly immersive scenario, a variety of appealing factions, modern 3D graphics, a revolutionary tactical combat system, and a story-based campaign mode. Composer Rob King tells us about his experience to work with Ubisoft on HOMM V.

PC Preview - 'Liquidator: Welcome to Hell'

by Keith Durocher on March 31, 2006 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Liquidator is action packed and appeals to gamers that enjoy first person shooters, as well as those that enjoy action adventure games with RPG elements. The game features massive shooting sequences and action elements.

PS2 Review - 'Shadow Hearts: From The New World'

by Joe Keiser on March 31, 2006 @ 12:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Shadow Hearts: From The New World takes place in the US during the Great Depression. With an improved Judgment Ring System, a gripping and inspirational storyline, players can expect to run into a unique set of characters at famous, real-world locations including Chicago, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and New York.