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No Teri Hatcher Voice In 'Desperate Housewives'

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 8:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A news report about Teri Hatcher receiving an offer of $1 million for recording her voice in the Desperate Housewives PC game from Buena Vista Games is false. As of today, Ms. Hatcher will not be participating in the voice recording sessions, however, per an agreement with ABC/Touchstone Television, Ms. Hatcher's likeness as the Susan Mayer character will appear in the game.

'Dino Master' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 8:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dino Master drops you into the role of Dave the Digger on his hunt for the biggest and best dinosaur fossils around the globe. Capture them, bring them to the laboratory and rebuild them and then pit dino against dino in Battle Mode.

March Video Game Sales Predicted to Drop 18%

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 7:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Analysts Michael Pachter and Edward Woo from investment house Wedbush Morgan Securities have released their NPD preview for the month of March. Woo and Pachter predict that the console transition continues to wear on publishers, as they expect console video game sales to drop 18% compared to the same period last year

Various Game Trailers #755

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 7:35 p.m. PDT | 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:

  • Tomb Raider: Legend - TV Spot


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

'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 6:24 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Commandos Strike Force' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commandos Strike Force takes you right into the heart of the action from a first person perspective. Take control of the three members of the 'Strike Force' unit, each with their own play style. Eidos has released the fist patch bringing your retail game to v1.2, but no details as to what it fixes are available at the moment.

'Archie's Riverdale Run' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Announced

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

FXLabs Studios announced today it has signed an exclusive agreement with Archie Comics Entertainment for the development of the very first videogame based on the Archie universe. Under the working title Archie's Riverdale Run, the FXLabs team has begun the development of the game to be featured on the PC and consoles and is expected to be completed sometime in 2007.

'Keepsake' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Keepsake will immerse you into a journey beyond compare. Assisted by a dragon afraid of heights, Lydia takes on to explore the Dragonvale Academy's empty structures in search for her best friend Celeste. This updated demo features new voiceovers, an in-game map, fine-tuned dialogue, enlarged hotspots, and improved pathfinding with Zak and Lydia.

'Rush for Berlin' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 3:56 p.m. PDT | 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.

'X-Men: The Official Game' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men: The Official Game ties in with the upcoming movie X-Men: The Last Stand and provides the backstory. The new X-Men game, written by screenwriter Zak Penn and comic book writer Chris Claremont, lets you play as either Wolverine, Nightcrawler, or Iceman.

'Universal Combat: A World Apart' - v1.00.14 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Universal Combat: A World Apart uses a new graphics engine, offer high definition first-person character models, new first-person weapon models and classes such as machine guns, fixed gun turrets and several new combat weapons. This patch brings your retail game to v1.00.147 and fixes a weapon disappearing issue when docking.

'Supreme Commander' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Gas Powered Games for its RTS game Supreme Commander. Chris Taylor is known for his work with Total Annihilation under Cave Dog, and Supreme Commander will mark his return to a genre that he helped popularize.

'World Poker Tour' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Poker Tour, based on the World Poker Tour television poker series, has gone gold and is set to hit retail shelves later this month for the PSP. World Poker Tour for the PSP is filled with a bevy of new features, catapulting gamers into the exciting and entertaining world of poker.

'9Dragons' - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim's 9Dragons is the first authentic martial arts MMO set in ancient China. You join as a poor peasant and through training and quests you reach your destiny as a master of the martial arts.

'Soul of the Ultimate Nation' - 8 New Screens

by R3X on April 10, 2006 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Soul of the Ultimate Nation brings the deep storyline of a single player adventure/RPG game together with the fast and furious multiplayer combat of a 3D action game.

'2006 FIFA World Cup' (ALL) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2006 FIFA World Cup will feature stunning visual representations of the world's superstar players, 12 official stadiums that will be used at 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany and stadiums from each qualifying region. This demo allows you to play England, USA, Mexico or Germany in the first half of a single player match .

'GUN Showdown' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GUN Showdown, developed by Rebellion, puts players in the role of Colton White, a vengeful gunslinger making his way through the untamed West of the late-1800s where the lines between good and evil are blurred and greed, lust and brutality were a way of life.

'ArchLord' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Embark on your adventure to become the one mighty ruler of them all and take control of vast worlds, sprawling towns and cities or even control the world's horrific monsters to wreak havoc on your cowering enemies. For the first time ever you can rise to rule them all and with it the true destiny of Chantra is under your control...

'Dungeon Lords Collectors Edition' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamcatcher has released a new demo for the Collectors Edition of Heuristic Park's action/RPG Dungeon Lords. This v1.5 demo allows you to try three of the seven playable races, various enemies, several pieces of weaponry, and armor, as well as a number of spells. Read more for details and download links ...

'Project Gotham Racing 3' (X360) Speedpack Revealed

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 5:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A banner on the Worldwide PGR 3 XBL contest page reveals that Microsoft has plans to release a "Speedpack" for Project Gotham Racing 3, only available through Xbox Live. The download will set you back 400 MS points and will include 12 new cars and promises new gameplay enhancements, but no release date is mentioned.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) Sells BIG

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 5:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda announced that its hit title, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has achieved record sales, reflecting huge market demand for the title. Over 1.7 million units of Oblivion for the PC and Xbox 360 have been shipped since the launch of the game.

'Rage Hard' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 5:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rage Hard is a first person, multiplayer, tactical shooter. It is designed to be the best multiplayer experience possible. Set in a close future, couple of years from now, it will bring you the round based clashes between police squads, mercenaries, terrorists and different gangs of criminals.

'Th3 Plan' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Th3 Plan introduces an entirely unique style of gameplay. The first single player multiplayer game enables gamers to control up to three characters at once, offering new ways for characters to work in precise coordination. Eko Software has released the first multilanguage patch bringing your retail game to v1.1 and fixing savegame, AI and pathfixing issues.

'Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom' (X360) Also Coming to PC

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom is an Action/RPG which is based on the world of Kingdom Under Fire where forces of light and darkness are locked in battle. While the first title in the series, A War of Heroes, appeared on the PC, its two sequels were Xbox exclusive hack'n slash/strategy games, but it seems the franchise is returning back to its roots with the 4th episode.

NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Over the Hedge'

by Judy on April 10, 2006 @ 2:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'God of War II' (PS2) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 10, 2006 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

God of War II is a groundbreaking, PS2 exclusive combat action-adventure videogame based on Greek mythology, where you will get reacquainted with the vicious ex-Spartan warrior Kratos and embark on the continuing epic odyssey.

PSP Review - 'Daxter'

by Hugh McHarg on April 10, 2006 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Daxter takes place during the two years Daxter searches for Jak. To help stamp out a mysterious metalbug infestation, Daxter takes on a job as a pest exterminator, enabling him to explore parts of Haven City in an effort to collect the clues that will lead him to Jak.