'Soul of the Ultimate Nation' Open Beta Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 9:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Webzen announced that the Soul of the Ultimate Nation (SUN) open beta test which was originally planned to commence on May 2, will be pushed back 2 weeks to May 15, with the full-scale introduction of the Mission Competing System.

'Deer Drive' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 7:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deer Drive is a stage-based 3D action hunting game, tailored for casual players, but with elements appealing to hardcore gamers. Play the full game for 60 minutes after which you can purchase a registration key to unclock the full game.

'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat' (X360) Update/Fix In The Works

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 7:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA and DICE issued a statement saying they are aware of people experiencing problems with the headset communicator and are working on a patch to resolve the issue. A temporary workaround is to log out of Xbox Live and then log back in. People with the full retail version and the marketplace demo may have issues with cross-game invites. To correct this, just delete the marketplace demo from your Xbox 360, since all of the demo content is contained in the full retail version.

Various Game Trailers #766

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 6:03 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 :

  • Prey [X360/PC] - Super Trailer
  • Project Offset - GDC 2006 Tech Demo
  • Project Gray Company [PS3/X360/PC] - Dev Diary #1
  • Cossacks II: Battle for Europe - Trailer
  • LostMagic [NDS] - Trailer


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

'Joint Task Force' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 4:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Joint Task Force is a story of modern war where players match superior tactics and military technology against dangerous unconventional forces around the globe. The game’s exacting attention to detail – from buildings that dynamically collapse to military vehicles modeled down to the last rivet – will create a new benchmark for modern-day RTS games.

Sony Rolls Out PSP v2.7 Firmware Update

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tomorrow Sony will roll out a new firmware update for the PSP, which will give user access various browser enhancements such as Flash compatibility, and the ability to save audio content from RSS channels to a Memory Stick. More importantly the new update will allow PSP user to freely download demos off the internet, previously only available at PlayStation Spots, starting with the debut of a LocoRoco demo. Needless to say the new firmware will also plug holes in its overall security.

'Yakuza' (PS2) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 4:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yakuza (known in Japan as Ryu Ga Gotoku) is a thrilling, PS2 exclusive, action-adventure game created by producer Toshihiro Nagoshi and award-winning novelist Seishu Hase, taking players deep into the world of Japan's infamous underground organization.

'Prey' (X360/PC) Demo Coming Before Official Launch

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prey is serious, dark story, based on authentic Cherokee mythology. Themes of sacrifice, love and responsibility are explored and the story dives into emotional territory not yet explored by similar games. 3D Realms' head honcho Scott Miller has confirmed a Prey demo will be released before the game is released in stores, but no details to its contents were revealed.

Viacom Acquires Xfire

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Viacom today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire online gaming community Xfire, Inc. for $102 million in cash.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' Player Classes Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in the ultimate online strategic shooter. Activision today revealed the available player classes for the GDF and Strogg.

'Perfect Dark: Zero' (X360) Gets Demo, Update & Downloadable Content

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the year 2020, years before the original Perfect Dark, Perfect Dark: Zero reveals the origins of Joanna Dark, one of the most lethal special agents. Microsoft and Rare today announced that a free demo will be available via Xbox Live allowing you to play the Outpost in solo mode, split screen co-op, or Xbox Live. There will also be a free update with eight new bot personalities, and a premium (paying) package with 4 new multiplayer maps.

'X-Men: The Official Game' (ALL) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 1:33 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.

'Maelstrom' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maelstrom is a groundbreaking strategy action epic which takes place on a devastated future Earth. In the wake of an apocalyptic ecological disaster, the planet is threatened by an alien invasion, thus becoming the battleground as a divided human race fights for survival.

NCSoft's E3 2006 Lineup Reveals New Titles

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft celebrates its fifth year at E3 with demonstrations of its most diverse offering of MMO game titles and multiplayer products at this year’s show. From the creative minds at NCsoft's Seoul development studios, Aion promises to amaze with its stunning visuals and gameplay that offers unprecedented freedom of movement to player characters.

'StarShift: The Zaran Legacy' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarShift is a turn-based online strategy game which takes place in a fictional universe. StarShift is a twisted game where you can back-stab your allies, corrupt your enemies and mess with everybody else! Codeco has released a demo allowing you to try out a tutorial and LAN multiplayer.

THQ's 2006 Nickelodeon Lineup Reveals Revolution Titles

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced its 2006 video game lineup based on Nickelodeon's top brands for kids. Games based on Nickelodeon's highly rated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, Avatar: The Last Airbender, both scheduled for multiplatforms including Nintendo's next-gen console Revolution.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2' (PS2/REV) Announced - Screens

by Judy on April 24, 2006 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced that Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 is in development for the Nintendo Revolution and PS2. Combining action, fighting and light RPG elements, Budokai Tenkaichi 2 will send players into a rich story mode that spans the entire Dragon Ball, DBZ, and Dragon Ball GT series.

Monday April 24, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 10:37 a.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:

'Gangs of London' (PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 10:34 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.

'Mobile Ops: The One Year War' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed earlier this month, Namco Bandai today announced Mobile Ops:The One Year War, a next-gen mechanized shooter exclusively for the Xbox 360 featuring beautifully detailed graphics, a wide array of giant mobile suits, and intense multi-player combat to deliver an exhilarating experience in mechanized warfare.

'Shadowgrounds' To Be Available Through Steam

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meridian4 today announced an online distribution deal for its upcoming action game Shadowgrounds via Steam, Valve’s online platform for digital content distribution and management.

Mindscape Signs 'The Ship' - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mindscape today announced it signed The Ship, a first person maritime gaming experience set aboard a fleet of 1930s steam liners. The Ship originally began life as a Half Life Mod and is now being crafted as a full single and multiplayer game in its own right by Edinburgh-based Outerlight.

'El Matador' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person action game with stealth elements set in the environment of the Central and South America. It takes proven features of the genre and enhances them with the latest technology, to provide the player with an opportunity to experience the excitement of espionage first hand.

Square Enix's E3 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 8:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced today its lineup of 10 titles for all platforms at this year’s E3 to be held May 10-12 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in South Hall, Booth #746. Square Enix will hold a preview event and reveal special product announcements during its press briefing on Monday, May 8.

'Blitzkrieg 2: Fall of the Reich' Announced

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV today announced the upcoming release of Blitzkrieg 2: Fall of the Reich for the PC. Fall of the Reich, the first stand-alone expansion for the recently released Blitzkrieg 2 historical RTS, is scheduled to ship to North American retailers in late September 2006.

'WWII Battle Tanks: T-34 vs. Tiger' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 4:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IDDK and G5 Software announce a new tank simulation to be set during the Second World War. WWII Battle Tanks: T-34 vs. Tiger tells the story of the great triumph of the Soviet Army during the summer campaign of 1944.

'Barrow Hill' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Barrow Hill is a horror/thriller adventure game; told from the point of view of the player using a first person perspective. Set in mysterious Cornwall, the players will unravel many mysteries, after being stranded on the lonely road to the 'barrow'. This demo features part of the game and lets you explore The Owl Barn.

'Ratchet & Clank: Next' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 4:17 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!

'Super Dragon Ball Z' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed last year, Atari announced Bandai’s brand new Dragon Ball title, Super DBZ, set for release on PS2 throughout Europe in June 2006. Super DBZ is a new, highly intense DBZ fighting experience unlike any previous DBZ game, featuring an all new arcade-style fighting system.

'God of War II' (PS2) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 4:07 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. If you haven't yet, also check out yesterday's screens...

'Faces of War' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In each mission of Faces of War, players will be leading a squad of 6 soldiers in a full 3D environment. Through the decisive European battles of World War II, they will be in command of Allied, Soviet and German troops. With innovative new in-game features, two battles will never be fought the same way.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' Demo Coming This Week

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At a GRAW fan event last week, Ubisoft confirmed a demo is scheduled to be released this week, speculations are on the 27/28th. Whether this will be a singleplayer demo only, or also include coop/mp was not revealed. In GRAW you command the Ghosts and Special Forces equipped with the IWS in the quest to save the president of the United States, recover stolen nuclear codes and eliminate a vicious band of renegade soldiers hell-bent on unleashing catastrophe.

'Urban Chaos: Riot Response' (PS2/Xbox) - 50 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 1:40 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.

NGC/PS2/Xbox Preview - 'The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning'

by Thomas Wilde on April 24, 2006 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

X360 Review - 'Rumble Roses XX'

by Nicolus Baslock on April 24, 2006 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rumble Roses XX features more than 20 playable characters, including all the popular ladies from the original Rumble Roses, such as Reiko and Dixie. Each character's "alternate" persona is also included, allowing players to play the hero or the heel. The look of the wrestlers in Rumble Roses XX defies the imagination. The polygon count for each model has increased substantially. Each wrestler also has a variety of costume changes, new moves, different crowd reactions and attitudes.

PC Review - 'Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006'

by RumDragon on April 24, 2006 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Developed for the PC and Mac by UK developer Sports Interactive, creators of the highly popular Championship Manager series, Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006 represents the next evolution in fantasy sports by enabling gamers to control all team-related activities for their favorite pro or semi-pro franchise in the U.S. as well as 50 other countries across the world.

'Maximum-Football' - v1.139 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 24, 2006 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maximum-Football allows the players to select and change nearly every option of play, play or coach your team to victory in a fully customizable league system, draft free agents, and create the ultimate football team. This v1.139 patch adds a quick simulation option for a single game or an entire week, an accelerated clock, more adjustable data constants, additional camera viewpoints and some play design logic and localization improvements.