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'Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime' (NDS) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 11:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime is a brand-new action-adventure featuring slime, one of the most popular monsters from the Dragon Quest series. The kingdom of Slimenia is invaded, all slimes kidnapped and so you embark on a journey throughout Slimenia to save your friends and uncover the Plob’s nefarious plot!

'Sadness' (Wii) Game Details

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 11:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sadness is the final name of the game, not just a working title. Unlike earlier speculations, Sadness is not set in the nineteen thirties, but takes place before 1914, pre World War I. Often compared to the comic book based movie Sin City, the game is totally different in style, and rather a tribute to pre-World War I cinema, with a similar atmosphere

'Hitman: Blood Money' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 6:51 p.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.

'Full Auto 2' (X360) In The Works?

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 6:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an interview with The Canadian Press, Pseudo Interactive's president and director of technology David Wu revealed that it is working on a new project for SEGA promising "More stunts. Better destruction. More destruction. Different environments." The topic of discussion was Full Auto, SEGA's destructive racing game. The interview also reveals that Pseudo Interactive is working on a PS3 product which will be unveiled at next month's E3.

'Major League Baseball 2K6' (X360) Freeze Issue Resolved

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 6:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 2K Sports Q&A team pinpointed and confirmed with Microsoft a cache issue with replays that users with the HDD systems may encounter. The cache issue has been limited to less than 10% of the MLB 2K6 Xbox 360 users. When these machines are powered down during gameplay, the cache on the HDD may become corrupted and may result in the system “freeze” issue. 2K Sports has isolated the cause and has created a Title Update to correct this issue that is now available through Xbox Live.

Thursday April 27, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 6:01 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:

'World Tour Golf' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Tour Golf is destined to capture the player's imagination by fusing the features of real-world golf, high-end graphics, accurate animation and a unique control system.

'Prey' (X360/PC) Pre-Order Incentive And Limited Edition Revealed

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 5:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games announced a Limited Collector's Edition for both the X360 and PC editions of Prey which will include a metal packaging upgrade, Tommy and the alien Hunter die-cast figurines, a free Prey soundtrack, and "The Art of Prey" book featuring collected conceptual and development images. People who pre-order either version will get an additional Mutante figurine.

K2 Network Adds 'War Rock' To Its Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 5:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

K2 Network announced today that it has added War Rock to its growing Free2Play library of games. WarRock is an online FPS game, allowing you to experience online battlefields on a large scale, with supporting vehicles for land, sea and air.

'Chromehounds' (X360) - 33 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 5:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chromehounds is a squad-based action title puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war. With a strong focus on cooperative and competitive online gameplay, the game is sure to satisfy players looking for a deep, involving Xbox Live experience.

Various Game Trailers #769

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 4:54 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:

  • FlatOut 2 [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer #2


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

'Europa Universalis III' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's Europa Universalis III delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy, characterized by immense depth and historical content that charge its challenging gameplay with incredible replayability value.

'Indiana Jones' (X360/PS3) Uses Behavioral-Simulation Engine

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 3:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts announced today that Indiana Jones’ first expedition on X360 and PS3 will feature the euphoria behavioral-simulation engine from NaturalMotion Ltd. For the first time ever, euphoria enables interactive characters – from Indiana Jones himself to the foes he pulverizes – to move, act and even think like actual human beings without the limitations of traditional animation.

'Tales of the Abyss' (PS2) Coming To North America

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced today its plans to bring their newest installment in the enormously popular Tales series, Tales of the Abyss, to the U.S. market exclusively for the PS2. The most stunning and immersive Tales game to date will set a new standard in the RPG genre.

'Over the Hedge' (ALL) - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Techland's E3 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 2:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland announced today its lineup for the 2006 E3 Expo in Los Angeles on May 10 – 12, 2006. The company will feature 6 titles, including Call of Juarez a western-themed action adventure FPP shooter, Dead Island a FPP survival horror, and its FPS sequel Chrome 2.

'Ninety-Nine Nights' (X360) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 2:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ninety-Nine Nights is a fantasy game that mixes action with strategy elements. You control a massive army that is challenged by hordes of enemies, in a multi-angle scenario, where you can assume the role of various characters and see the game world from totally different points of view.

'ATV Offroad Fury Pro' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The most intense handheld off-road racing package is back with ATV Offroad Fury Pro for the PSP. In addition to the adrenaline rush of pure ATV racing, players can now choose from more than 30 total vehicles to race, including MX bikes, buggies, and Trophy Trucks to compete on 64 all-new tracks, including tracks from the original ATV Offroad Fury titles.

EA And FIFA Extend Partnership Until 2014

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA and FIFA announced the extension of their long-term partnership, making EA the worldwide and exclusive FIFA Licensee for soccer action simulation, manager and arcade-style games across all possible platforms until 2014.

'Hot PXL' (PSP) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing fast and furious bite-size gaming, Atari's PSP-exclusive Hot PXL is comprised of 200 deviously crafted micro-games based on a quirky and original story premise, drawing inspiration from street culture and the digital lifestyle.

'Winning Eleven 10' (ALL) To Make Its Debut At E3

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today announced today that it will take the wraps off its latest installment in the Winning Eleven, aka as Pro Evolution Soccer, series. Winning Eleven 10 will make its debut at the upcoming E3 in Los Angeles on May 10-12.

'X3: Reunion' - v1.4.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EgoSoft has released a new patch for its space-combat exploration game X³: REUNION. This update brings your retail game to v1.4.03 and fixes an audio playback issue and shaking of ships when flying further away from the sector centre has been fixed.

'F.E.A.R.' - v1.04 Patch, SDK & Server Files Available NOW

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi has released a new v1.04 patch for Monolith's first person close-quarters combat experience FEAR, adding support for the updated, and much larger, SDK which includes source code for game components, an Engine SDK, WorldEdit enhancements. An updated Win32/Linux server is also available.

'Marvel: Ultimate Alliance' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed a few weeks ago, over 140 Marvel characters come together in Activision's Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, an all-new action/RPG that features the largest roster of comic book characters ever seen in a video game.

Nintendo's Next-Gen Console Is Called 'Wii'

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Believe it or not, Nintendo has announced the official name for its next-gen console, previously known as the Revolution, which going forth will be known as, Wii. Details are scarce, but read more to check out a small Wii teaser trailer...

CDV's E3 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV announced its planned lineup of six exciting titles that will be on display at the 2006 E3 in Los Angeles. The titles include War Front: Turning Point and DarkStar One, along with Panzer Tactics DS, the first World War II turn-based strategy game developed for the NDS.

Destineer Secures Private Investment

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Destineer today announces that it has secured an equity investment of $12 million from private-equity firm The Exxel Group. Destineer plans to use the investment to help fund development of a group of un-announced games, as well as expand the company’s distribution and product development in Latin America.

'The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch' (PSP) - 10 Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch is a PSP exclusive RPG featuring meticulously detailed characters and an epic coming-of-age story introduces two courageous young heroes who must save a magical world in peril.

'Alliance Future Combat' Coming To North America

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First today announced the signing of Gameyus Interactive's Alliance Future Combat, a tactical real-time strategy game that takes modern warfare to the next level. Take control of elite US troops or play as the leader of extremist forces in one of twenty action packed levels of futuristic combat.

Play Ten Interactive's E3 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play Ten Interactive announced today that it will be showcasing several new products at the upcoming E3 show in Los Angeles including The Precursors, Battle for Atlantis, The Wall and the previously unannounced White Gold: War in Paradise. Read more for details on each title.

'BioShock' (X360/PC) - First Screen

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 6:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioShock is 2K Games' hybrid first-person shooter, in the works over at System Shock 2 developers Irrational Games, combining elements of sci-fi and role-playing genres. Not many details are available at this point, but the first real screens, and some renders have arrived ...

'Killzone: Liberation' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 5:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killzone is making its handheld debut with Killzone: Liberation, an all new, action-packed installment in the Killzone series has been developed especially for PSP and will feature a new intelligent third-person camera system – ideally suited for handheld gaming.

'Neverwinter Nights 2' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neverwinter Nights 2 is an RPG set in the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms, one of the popular campaign settings of Dungeons and Dragons. It takes the player from the tiniest of villages into a sweeping tale of danger and war, chronicling their rise from a peasant to a full-fledged hero of the Realms, defending it against one of the greatest threats of the age.

'TNA iMPACT!' (PS2/Xbox/PS3/X360) Revealed

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway has several alternative sports franchises but hasn't really ventured into the wrestling arena. At a recent press event, Midway revealed that it will be bringing an all-new franchise to the current and next-gen consoles. TNA stands for Total Nonstop Action, so you can expect TNA iMPACT! to be more extreme and action-packed than competing WWE titles. TNA has a few little tweaks compared to regular wrestling, such as a six-sided arena, with game modes involving a cage and race for the belt. What does all this mean? It'll have to wait until E3, when Midway promises to give more details ...

'Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure' - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Tycoon 2: African Adventure will allow virtual zookeepers to adopt and care for 20 new African animals from eight biomes. Gamers of all ages can customize their dream zoo with dozens of new buildings, objects and gift items, including the full desert theme pack.

PC Preview - 'Night Watch'

by Keith Durocher on April 27, 2006 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Night Watch is a tactical RPG using the Silent Storm engine, and based on material from Russian writer Lukyanenko. Situated in the not-so-distant future, the game will have you battling vampires, werewolves and other creatures throughout various European cities.

EA Developing Revolution-Specific 'Madden NFL' Game

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an interview with GameSpot, EA revealed that it is working on a version of Madden specifically developed for the Nintendo Revolution. It also marks the first time that a Madden product is not developed by EA Tiburon, but instead by EA Canada. Madden for the Revolution will be specifically created from the ground up to take advantage of the innovative controller with hand motions for picking, passing, throwing or even kicking the ball. EA promises more details at E3 – maybe even a playable version?

'Pirates of the XXI Century' - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates of the XXI Century is a new FPS that revolves around modern day sea pirates with action taking place on load, air, sea and even underwater. You will be able to play as either a member of Hong Kong’s triads, modern day pirate or soldier of US Special Forces and have use of about 30 weapons.

'For Liberty!' Announced

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For Liberty! is a turn based computer strategy game for the PC, covering two wars of independence - the American Revolution (1775-1783) and the Rakoczi War of Independence in Europe 1703-1711. The game is based on the same engine as 1848, but has added many features and visual improvements.

'World Snooker Championship 2007' (PSP/PS2/PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 27, 2006 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced World Pool Championship 2007 for console and World Pool Challenge 2007 for PSP. WPC 2007 boats 104 of the World’s best snooker players, with ten official tournaments all realistically modelled for the 2007 season.

NDS Review - 'Age of Empires: The Age of Kings'

by Hugh McHarg on April 27, 2006 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Age of Empires: The Age of Kings players command five different civilizations, build armies and take them on scores of campaigns. Boasting turn-based strategy game play, Age of Empires: The Age of Kings allows players to move from the Dark Ages through the Middle Ages with one goal in mind: domination of the known world.

PS2/Xbox Review - 'Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on April 27, 2006 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix features all the cities, cars and music from Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition while taking the unprecedented move of adding entirely new content with 24 new vehicles, a new city (Tokyo), new music, new races and battle maps.