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'Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is a detailed real-time strategy game that lets players completely command one of the four mightiest empires of the ancient world: Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Persia. This demo allows you to control Cleopatra and the Egyptians as you take on the Romans.

Various Game Trailers #763

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 11:58 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 :

  • Metal Combat - Trailer (3)
  • Hitman: Blood Money [PS2/Xbox/X360/PC] - Trailer


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

'Winback 2: Project Poseidon' (PS2/Xbox) Suffers One-Week Delay

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 11:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When negotiations are no longer an option and the world’s most dangerous weapons are compromised, it’s time for the Winback assault team to neutralize the threat. Originally scheduled to ship April 18, KOEI announced today that the launch has been pushed back for a week, and no specifics as to why were provided.

'Call of Duty 2' - v1.2c Dedicated Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 6:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Icculus has released an updated dedicated Linux server files for Infinity Ward's Call of Duty 2. This v1.2c version addresses mods with localized strings and resolves a crash issue.

'Paradise' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that Paradise has gone gold and will be available in stores on April 26. Paradise 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.

Design Your 'Kameo: Elements of Power' (X360) Skin Contest

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 3:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Rare Ltd are giving Xbox 360 fans a chance to unleash their inner artist and create their own original art designs for their favorite video game characters with the Kameo: Elements of Power Design Your Skin Contest.

'Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 2:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

AoE III: The WarChiefs will allow you to lead one of three Native American civilizations to expand their empire and fight for control of the Americas, as well as new gameplay elements and content including new civilizations, a new single player campaign, Home City enhancements and additional maps and units.

'Brothers in Arms: Earned In Blood' (Xbox) Gets Free Downloadable Content

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 2:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already available on PC since yesterday, Ubisoft announced today that three new skirmish (co-op) maps for Brothers In Arms Earned In Blood are available for free download via Xbox Live for owners of the title. The three new maps include two American skirmish missions, "Into the Farm" and "Across the Marsh," and one German mission, "Flanked From Above."

'The Movies: Stunts & Effects' - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision and Lionhead today announced The Movies expansion pack, Stunts & Effects, adding new features such as stuntmen, a movie-making toolset, a diverse selection of dangerous stunts, astounding visual effects, impressive new sets and a number of brand-new techniques and technologies that can be used when making a movie.

'Heroes of Might and Magic V' Goes Gold

by Judy on April 20, 2006 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that Heroes of Might and Magic V has gone gold and is scheduled for release in North America on May 23, 2006. Developed by Nival Interactive (Blitzkrieg, Silent Storm, Etherlords), HoMM5 will be available in both standard and limited editions and will ship with a rating of "T" (Teen).

'World in Conflict' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World in Conflict is a strategy game that delivers intense action and coordinated team play amidst the war the world feared most – an apocalyptic showdown between the Soviet Union and the United States, with completely destructible 3D battlefields, aggressive team-based multiplayer action and a focus on fast, hard-hitting battles.

'War on Terror' - v1.03 German Retail Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

War on Terror is a modern combat RTS game, set against the background of today's greatest threat to world peace – terrorism! Forces clash in believable scenarios, set within real locations across the globe. This patch brings your German retail game to v1.03, addresses a few multiplayer issues, and makes a few other tweaks.

'2006 FIFA World Cup' (ALL) - 96 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 11:34 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. Gamers will be able to play as their favorite team from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the tournament in Germany.

'Call of Duty 2' - Mod Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision has released the map/mod toolkit for Infinity Ward's WWII based FPS Call of Duty 2. The industrial strength MOD tools feature Radiant, as well as Maya plug-ins that will enable fans to create new single player missions and multiplayer maps. Read more for download links ...

Sony Drops PlayStation 2 Price to $129.99

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA today announced that it has made its PS2 more affordable than ever throughout North America. Effective immediately, consumers can purchase the PS2 for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $129.99. SCEA expects this latest price move to fuel consumer demand even further.

'Gangs of London' (PSP) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | 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.

'The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced today its PSP exclusive The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch. This role-playing title featuring meticulously detailed characters and an epic coming-of-age story introduces two courageous young heroes who must save a magical world in peril.

'Paraworld' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paraworld combines a setting never seen before with personalized unit management, bringing new life to the real-time strategy genre. Modern elements blend with primeval conditions in a long forgotten, incredibly beautiful prehistoric world. Creatures long extinct come to life once more, a constant danger to anyone living in the area.

'Miami Vice: The Game' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

VUGames announced Miami Vice The Game, a third-person action shooter inspired by the Universal Pictures crime drama, Miami Vice, in cinemas July 28, 2006. Set in present-day Miami, players will go deep undercover as narcotic officers Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs in the rich, glamorous and decadent world of Miami Vice, a place where badges don't count.

'Neverend' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dusk2Dawn announced today that Mayhem Studios' fantasy RPG Neverend has gone gold. Discovering the background of Agavaen, and determining her final personality is one of the main purposes of the game, which continuously appears as the principal plot is being resolved.

Play With 'Trainz' And Win A NaturalPoint TrackIR 4: PRO

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

Merscom today announced that fans of Trainz Railroad Simulator 2006 can enter to win NaturalPoint’s TrackIR 4: PRO, the optical head-tracking system that enables players to experience real-time 3D view control through head movement.

CDV USA Signs Co-Publishing Agreement With Buka

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV USA has signed a co-publishing agreement with Buka Entertainment that will cover multiple titles to be released in the United States, Canada and Mexico for the next five years. The first two titles to be released under this agreement will be Pacific Storm and Hard Truck Apocalypse.

'Safecracker' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players take on the roll of a safecracker, hired by the wealthy family of a deceased eccentric billionaire, to crack 35 different safes... one of which holds his last will and testament. A unique puzzle adventure game on set in an extravagant mansion that will challenge all types of puzzle enthusiasts and wannabe safecrackers.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced today Frontlines: Fuel of War, the first product from its internal developer, Kaos Studios. Founded by veterans of Trauma Studios, creators of Desert Combat and designer of key technologies for Battlefield 2, Kaos Studios is set to deliver an evolution in riveting, open-world first-person shooter gameplay.

'Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars' Officially Announced

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 8:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced that its C&C RTS franchise is returning in full force with Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. This next chapter takes the series back to its roots in the Tiberium universe and features the fast, fluid gameplay that C&C is known for and a gripping story that will redefine storytelling in RTS games.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Scarface: The World is Yours'

by Alicia on April 20, 2006 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Scarface is a third-person action shooter now coming for the first time to game consoles & PC worldwide. In a complex world filled with excess and greed, players can take the role of Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film.

'Dusk-12' - 36 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 4:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed in yesterdays E3 sneak peek, Dusk-12 is an FPS about a project to create the perfect soldier that ran out of control, and turned into the incurable virus. The whole city is now under quarantine as the inhabitants transformed into blood-thirsty assassins. A group of Spec Ops. soldiers are now trying to uncover the secrets of those aborted experiments undertaken 4 years ago.

'Ratchet & Clank: Next' (PSP) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 4:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After Daxter made an appearance on the PSP, it seems the Ratchet & Clank franchise makes its way to the handheld as an all-new action platformer. This exciting adventure comes equipped with an enormous variety of inventive weapons and gadgets that are still not fit for this world!

Sunflowers' E3 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 3:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sunflowers will be presenting two major new titles at this year's E3 in Los Angeles: ANNO 1701 and ParaWorld. From May 10 – 12, 2006, Sunflowers will present the two forthcoming game highlights ANNO 1701 and ParaWorld at the E3 2006 in Los Angeles.

'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' (X360/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be introduced to the world of Ashan, the new setting for all future Might & Magic games. Ashan is a dark and unforgiving world, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by an apocalyptic prophecy: the Dark Messiah.

'Command & Conquer The First Decade' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command & Conquer The First Decade celebrates the 10th anniversary of this innovative franchise and includes a dozen of your favorite C&C games spanning over the last ten years. EA has released a new patch addressing missing music from Covert Operations and the Red Alert expansion packs, and fixes the InstallPath registry entry.

'World of Warcraft' Continues To Boost Vivendi's Financial Result

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 1:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Games' revenues of EUR 134 million were 18.6% above the prior year, an increase primarily driven by the continued success of Blizzard's MMORPG World of Warcraft. Other solid Q1 2006 performers included North America revenues from Ice Age 2, based on the movie in current release from Fox, and continuing strong sales from backlist products including 50 Cent: Bulletproof and Crash Tag Team Racing.

'Field Ops' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freeze Interactive's Field Ops, developed by Digital Reality and previously known as Ghost Wars, brings together, in a unique presentation, the two favorite genres of PC gamers; Real-Time-Strategy and First-Person Shooter.

PC Review - 'Space Rangers 2'

by Alan Butterworth on April 20, 2006 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Space Rangers 2 is a turn-based RPG giving gamers an unprecedented level of freedom in a vast universe combining various genres and styles of gameplay, including third and first person mech battles, RTS elements, classic text adventures, and an arcade style shooter.

'Parkan II' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Parkan II is a 3D space simulator combined with first person action planet side. In the game players will get an opportunity to explore a vast universe, visit different planets, their satellites, huge space stations and immense space destroyers.

Make Your Own Xbox 360 Faceplate With GameFace 360

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nyko’s highly anticipated GameFace 360, a fully-customizable faceplate accessory for the Xbox 360, is now available at major retailers nationwide. The GameFace 360 is a unique accessory that promotes creativity and individuality by giving users a fun and easy way to create faceplate skins at home.

Celebrity Judges Sign On For The Movies: Virtual Film Competition

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 12:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Entertainment industry icons Paul W. S. Anderson (Resident Evil), David Krumholtz (Numb3rs), Garry Marshall (Raising Helen, The Princess Diaries), Guy Ritchie (Revolver, Snatch, Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), and Brad Silberling (Lemony Snicket, City of Angels) have signed on to be judges for the Chrysler in The Movies: Virtual Film Competition.

'Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi: The Genie And The Amp' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 20, 2006 @ 12:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher of Europe today announced its first game for the NDS will be based on Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) hit animated series Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi. Use music to defeat your enemies in this new Rock 'n' Roll Brawler.