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'Prey' (X360/PC) Weekly Update #15

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 11:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today 3D Realms posted their latest installment in the weekly Prey update in which Human Head Studios Chris Rhinehart gives the latest changelog, but mainly it describes Nick Murray of Artistry Entertainment's experience of recording 'The Setting Sun', an exclusive song for Prey by punkrock band MxPx.

Various Game Trailers #764

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 5:51 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 :

  • Evolution GT [PS2/PC] - Making of Trailer #1
  • Heavy Duty - Trailer #2
  • Moscow to Berlin - Trailer
  • Sudden Strike: Arms for Victory - Trailer
  • TerraWars: New York Invasion - Trailer


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

'War Front: Turning Point' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 5:36 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach' 7-Day Trial Now Available

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons Online provides you with the definitive online D&D experience, complete with dramatic dungeon crawling, terrifying monster combat and challenging puzzles, character advancement and guild-based power struggles. Turbine announced that the Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach free 7-day trial is now available for download.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After two years of development Climax's Warhammer Online was cancelled after which Games Workshop granted its license to Mythic Entertainment. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is an MMO game for PC and console set in the fantasy world of Warhammer.

'Xenosaga Episode III' (PS2) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 4:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra, you embody Shion and uncover the future of mankind in a journey to unveil the Gnosis phenomenon and save the galaxy in this exciting conclusion to the Xenosaga trilogy.

'Spellforce 2: Shadow Wars' - v1.01 Euro Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 3:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jowood has released the first patch for thePhenomic's RTS/RPG hybrid. This update brings your European game to v1.01 and improves AI, fixes lip synch and animations glitches, balances difficulty, gfx card problems, various other tweaks, crash and bug fixes.

'Drakensang: The Dark Eye' Announced

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ANACONDA's Drakensang: The Dark Eye, designed by Berlin developers Radon Labs, will be sure to enthrall RPG fans. Drakensang: The Dark Eye brings back epic party-based RPG gameplay in a breathtakingly detailed world, based on one of the world’s biggest pen & paper franchises.

Xbox 360 Getting Cooler, Smaller, And Quieter CPU

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing announced today that Microsoft expects to upgrade the X360 CPU somewhere early next year. by switching from 90nm to 65nm CPU chips it will reduce heat, power consumption, help reduce the overall cost, and potentially even increase speed.

'Runaway 2' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pendulo Studios is working on a followup to last year's hit title Runaway: A Road Adventure, an adventure game with 3D characters with a cartoon look and high-impact visual features that include 2D and 3D in an unmatchable style.

Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit Now In Stores

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced the availability of the Xbox 360 Quick Charge Kit provides gamers the fastest way to recharge battery packs for wireless controllers and other Xbox 360 accessories.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360/PC) Spyker Unveiled - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.

'Live For Speed: S2' - v0.5S Alpha Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With LFS S2 important features have been added, dynamic camber (improved simulation of suspension and different suspension types), highly detailed tyre physics and a damage model have been introduced. The LFS team has released a new update for the LfS S2 alpha demo adding the BMW Sauber, tyre and aero physics improvements, and many other updates.

'The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Discover the true origin of Spyro as he evolves into a living, breathing weapon of explosive destruction! In The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, Spyro embarks on an epic quest to uncover his roots and realize his destiny.

Friday April 21, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, 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:

Buka's E3 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Russian publisher Buka Entertainment today unveiled the lineup for the forthcoming E3 2006 held May 10-12 in Los Angeles. On display will be two new titles, two expansion packs and one sequel. Read more for details ...

'Battlestations: Midway' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Coming To Xbox 360 - Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestations: Midway is a new tactical multi-player game focusing on the naval and aerial battles of World War II leading up to one of the greatest naval victories of all time, the Battle of Midway, which saw the highly outnumbered US Naval and Air forces take on the might of the most powerful naval force in modern history: the Imperial Japanese Navy.

'Hitman: Blood Money' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 11:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are systematically eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until suddenly he loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.

'Back to Gaya: The Adventures of Zino and Boo' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gaya is the paradise setting of an animated tv show, in which Boo and Zino as a rule win the quarrels with the nasty Snurks. But one day the mad professor N. Icely wants to bring disaster on Gaya through abducting the Dalamite into reality.

'CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Join the famous CSI team in Las Vegas and investigate five all-new cases using the latest forensic science. This updated demo allows you to try out a training level and one complete case, First Person Shooter, but no details as to what is updated are available at this point.

'Showdown: Scorpion' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Showdown: Scorpion is a futuristic FPS set in Easter Europe. The world is divided in industrial regions where criminal organizations rule the day, and illegal cloning and experiments on humans are rampant. When one of this organizations gains a super dangerous nano-virus Russian Special Forces are sent in to neutralize the threat.

'Just Cause' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Just Cause, you take on the role of the flamboyant Rico Rodriguez - an undercover CIA operative specializing in regime change - as he tries to overthrow the corrupt government of San Esperito. This rogue South American island is suspected of stockpiling WMDs and it's your job to negate the threat to world peace

'Urban Chaos: Riot Response' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Urban Chaos: Riot Response, previously known as Zero Tolerance, is a high velocity, first person shooter where the player confronts real terror in an American city. Eidos today announces that Urban Chaos: Riot Response will be released in Europe on May 19th and North America on June 13, 2006.

'Snoopy vs. the Red Baron' (ALL) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Snoopy vs. the Red Baron is an exhilarating aerial-based action adventure game starring Peanuts top dog Snoopy and a cast of classic characters.

Oxygen Interactive Opens Up Shop In Asia

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 8:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UK publisher Oxygen Interactive today announced plans for expanding their Oxygen Games, Elite and Liquid Games ranges across the Asia Pacific region. Following its growth in their home region (UK & Europe) and the opening of their US operations, Oxygen has identified the Asia Pacific Region as a key territory in its expansion.

'CivCity: Rome' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Heroes of Annihilated Empires' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GSC World announced today that it will launch a public beta of its 3D RTS game, a version to give you an idea of HoAE gameplay experience. GSC needs your feedback on the game, bugs, ideas, suggestions etc, as it wants to make the game as suitable to your tastes as possible, and there's still room for improvement. April 25 check out GSC will put the version on-line for free download, so get ready and standby to play, it's coming.

'Black & White 2: Battle of The Gods' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The war between the Aztecs and the allies was over. The Aztecs, crazed with dreams of ruling the planet, had come up against the steely resolve of the stronger, cleverer Greeks. And, most importantly of all, they'd come up against the Greek god.

'Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 2:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today announced Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin exclusively for the NDS. The latest installment in the action series lets players control two different characters as they attempt to thwart a terrible plan to resurrect Dracula’s Castle and bring a reign of darkness upon the world.

'Paradise' World Update #3 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradise is an adventure game which immerses the player in the heart of Africa, at once eternal and terribly contemporary. The third in a series of updates, Benoit Sokal tells us more about gorgeous world of Zamarat, the environments and interesting characters you will interact with along the way.

PC Preview - 'Seed'

by Keith Durocher on April 21, 2006 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Seed is a new and genre-shattering massively multiplayer game featuring advanced AI, interactive story, no combat, no dungeons, no elves, and a truly mutable world.

PC Preview - 'Caesar IV'

by Alicia on April 21, 2006 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Caesar IV takes the city-building genre into the 21st century, with new gameplay and features, and a cutting edge 3D graphics engine developed specifically for the title.

'Madden NFL 07' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on April 21, 2006 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that NFL MVP and NFC Champion running back Shaun Alexander will appear on the cover of EA's latest football title Madden NFL 07. With this year’s focus on the running game, Alexander is the perfect representative for the cover of the most popular football videogame franchise.

PC Review - 'CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder'

by Alan Butterworth on April 21, 2006 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Join the famous CSI team in Las Vegas and investigate five all-new cases using the latest forensic science. Work along side Grissom, Katherine, and the entire cast as you utilize the latest crime-solving equipment.