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'Star Trek: Legacy' (X360/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 9:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legacy is an epic game of Starfleet combat covering the entire Star Trek Universe. Players become the Admiral of a task force of warships and must lead their fleet to victory in large-scale battles.

'The Battle for Middle-earth II' - v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 6:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised, EA has released The Battle for Middle-earth 2 v1.03 patch which includes numerous technical fixes, increased de-sync fixes, extensive balance changes, and the addition of five brand new multiplayer maps - all new locations to BFME 2, and one of which is the return of a popular BFME 1 multiplayer map, Fords of Isen.

Various Game Trailers #767

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 5:48 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 :

  • Titan Quest - Trailers (2)
  • Lost Planet: Extreme Condition [X360] - Trailer #2


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

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (X360/PC) Coming To PSP/PS3 ?

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 4:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Various online sources are claiming that a leaked Bethesda release schedule reveals that The Elder Scrolls IV is headed for Sony's next-gen PS3 console, as well as its PSP, and would be scheduled for November 2006 (thanks Modojo). When contacted, Bethesda's PR guru Pete Hines said there were no announced plans to bring Oblivion to any platforms other than PC or Xbox 360. This doesn't mean it's not true because if it were announced, it would not be a rumor. Bethesda has not yet released its E3 lineup, so that might shed some light on the matter ...

'Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screen

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delivering on the franchise's compelling story, unrivaled authenticity and intense squad-based action, Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway drops you into Operation Market-Garden, the largest airborne operation of World War II. Gearbox has launched a teaser website where you can unlock screens by answering WW II related questions, but we thought we'd save you the trouble.

'Toontown Online' Gets Free Expansion

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Walt Disney Internet Group today announced today that its MMO Toontown Online is getting an expansion, Lawbot Headquarters, designed for advanced players and delivers more challenges and enemies, including new stealth-based gameplay and an epic final battle.

'The Hustle: Detroit Streets' (PS2/Xbox) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 2:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In The Hustle: Detroit Streets you are an unknown pool player, down on luck and out of money, and you must make a name for yourself by becoming the top player in the city by racking up points and earning cash.

EA Settles Engineer Class Action Lawsuit on Overtime Compensation

by Judy on April 25, 2006 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced a settlement on overtime wages for current and former programmers of its California studios. Under the agreement, claims will be dismissed, and EA will make a $14.9 million payment to cover claims by the class members, plaintiffs' attorney fees, incentive payments, and administrative costs.

'Wild Earth' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wild Earth is a graphically spectacular safari adventure set in the heart of Africa, offering gamers a breathtaking journey through the Serengeti National Park. This demo features one mission, capture elephants on film, but includes the full game which can be unlocked when you purchase a registration key.

'Battlefield 2' v1.3 Patch Details

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 2:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An EA community update reveals details on the next Battlefield 2 v1.3 patch, which will add a Co-op Mode, allowing you to play singeplayer levels on the Internet and LAN with both AI controlled bots and human players, and also allows you to send request for air dropping vehicles at your location. The new patch will of course also fix a few bugs, crashes and add several gameplay tweaks.

Tuesday April 25, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 2:02 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:

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords' - v1.1 Retail Patch Available NOW

by Judy on April 25, 2006 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II takes place in the distant future, when mankind has become a space-faring civilization and must contend with other extraterrestrial powers for domination of the galaxy. Stardock has released a v1.1 retail patch, which includes a ton of updates and corrections. Read more for a (really) detailed change log and download links ...

Oklahoma Senate Unanimously Approves Video Game Bill

by Judy on April 25, 2006 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to GamePolitics, Oklahoma senators unanimously passed HB3004 yesterday, 47-0, a bill which considers games and pornography to be in the same category. This bill amends an existing law, which prohibits anything "harmful to minors," to encompass "inappropriate violence." The bill also unanimously passed through the Oklahoma house in March, so its next stop is the desk of Governor Brad Henry. If Henry signs it, HB3004 will become law as early as November 1, 2006.

'Fuel' (Xbox/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Judy on April 25, 2006 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FUEL is the motor-head's action-thinking, vehicular marathon. In this adrenaline-filled, present-day racing game you choose between one of eight characters, adapting your game play to their unique strengths and weaknesses.

'WarPath' (Xbox/PC) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WarPath, developed by Digital Extremes, is new fast-paced Sci-fi FPS game offering up a unique single player experience as well as multiplayer modes that will challenge any shooter fan who owns an Xbox, or a PC.

'Ship Simulator 2006' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive announced today that it has acquired the rights to Ship Simulator 2006, putting you at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea, where they will need to perform a multitude of tasks, all set within a stunning 3D environment.

'The Sims 2 Family Fun Stuff' - v1.4.0.98 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Add excitement to your Sims' family with this all-new collection of furniture, clothing, and d├ęcor. Decorate the home with an assortment of cool new furnishings, including upscale living room items and adventurous bedroom sets. This v1.4.0.98 patch adresses a few minor issues with the downloadable Family Fun pack.

'Glory of the Roman Empire' Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | 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. Ascaron announced it will release Glory of the Roman Empire in the UK on June 16th.

'New Super Mario Bros' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Boasting incredible 3-D graphics to accompany classic 2-D game play, this fast-paced adventure will have Mario fans cheering as they make their way over fields, under water, through castles and into the air. New and familiar enemies are everywhere, not to mention mind-blowing challenges made possible by the dual screens of the NDS, and also wireless multiplayer with a friend.

'Serious Sam II' - v2.070 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games has released a new patch for Croteam's Serious Sam II. This update brings your retail game to v2.070 and fixes a few bugs but more importantly includes the the Serious Editor 2 allowing the mod community to create their own content.

'Soccer Fury' Announced

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created in collaboration with award-winning developer Digital Legends Entertainment, Soccer Fury is just one of NCsoft's new multiplayer games that will be part of an online gaming hub at PlayNC.com. All PlayNC titles will be fully-featured, high quality PC games that are playable over the Internet.

'ATV Offroad Fury 4' (PS2) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ATV Offroad Fury 4 is the latest title in the franchise and will let you race MX Bikes, Buggies, and Trophy Trucks through 72 tracks on six different continents.

'X-Men: The Official Game' (ALL) Gets Hollywood Voice-Overs

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Alan Cumming and Shawn Ashmore will reprise their X-Men film roles and lend their voices to Marvel’s world famous mutants – Logan/Wolverine, Professor Charles Xavier, Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler and Bobby Drake/Iceman – in Activision's X-Men: The Official Game.

'Inhabited Island: The Earthling' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella's The Island: The Earthling is a new first-person adventure quest with panoramic environments, under development at STEP Creative Group, and based based on the book "Inhabited Island" written by Strugatsky brothers.

'Live For Speed: S2' - v0.5T Alpha Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 2:10 a.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.

Official 'Super Monkey Ball Adventure' (PSP/NGC/PS2) Website Launched

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Monkey Ball Adventure is an all-new narrative driven and platform based style of gameplay, along with brand new Monkey Ball abilities and a bunch of fresh new characters, adding 50 new and original puzzles to this new and exciting gaming experience. The all-new Super Monkey Ball World is your one-stop destination for all things monkey luvin'

PC Review - 'Agon: The Mysterious Codex'

by Rusty Bailey on April 25, 2006 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Agon is an adventure game that consists of 14 episodes. The new episodes arrive approximately every two months, you can travel to exotic locations around the world, you can get to know village people, urban societies, their cultures, ways of life and their board games from the previous century.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'FlatOut 2'

by Alicia on April 25, 2006 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The sequel to the destruction racer is set to accelerate its way onto the PS2, Xbox, and PC in the nitrous charged form of FlatOut 2 this June, courtesy of Bugbear Entertainment and Empire Interactive, while Vivendi Universal Games will distribute the title in the U.S.

'Darkstar One' - 69 New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DarkStar One delivers fast-paced action within a vast and authentic universe, spectacular graphics, freedom of choice, a gripping story and the power to save the federal galaxy from its nemesis!

PC Review - 'UberSoldier'

by Keith Durocher on April 25, 2006 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

UberSoldier is a high-tech first-person 3D shooter, which takes place in an alternate universe where the fascist Germany won in the Second World War. A soldier of the German Resistance, Karl Stolz, turns out to be involved in the deadly play of mysterious powers, and at stake is control over the entire world.

'Virtua Tennis 3' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2006 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced they will be publishing Virtua Tennis 3. Virtua Tennis 3 takes to the court on the PS3, Xbox 360. Virtua Tennis 3 gives gamers the opportunity to experience new levels of realism never thought possible on a home console system.