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'Kameo: Elements of Power' (X360) Co-op Pack Available On Xbox Live

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 7:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Rare revealed that the previously announced co-op pack for their action-adventure RPG game Kameo: Elements of Power is now available (26mb), at no extra charge. In order to activate the co-op pack you need to have completed the game in single-player mode. Read more for details ..

'Company of Heroes' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 5:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Company of Heroes gamers will experience the journey of the brave men of Able Company in a deep single-player campaign that begins with the invasion of Normandy through their fight across Europe, all set against the most dynamic battlefield ever seen in a game. Company of Heroes' completely destructible environment means no two battles ever play out in the same way.

Various Game Trailers #751

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 5:22 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:

  • Hitman: Blood Money [PS2/Xbox/X360/PC] - Disguises Trailer
  • Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends - Trailer #7
  • Earache Extreme Metal Racing [PSP/PS2/PC] - Trailer
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat [X360] - Singleplayer Trailer
  • The Ryzom Ring - Trailer


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

'Major League Baseball 2K6' (X360/PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Major League Baseball 2K6 for the Xbox 360 and PSP have gone gold, showcasing groundbreaking new features, outstanding graphics, incomparable gameplay and online play.

'SiN Episode 1: Emergence' Pre-Loading Now

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SiN Episode 1: Emergence is now available for pre-load and pre-purchase via Steam. The pre-load is free to anyone with a valid Steam account. Those who pre-purchase prior to the game being made available on May 9 will save 10% off the $19.95 price and receive instant access to the original SiN game (single and multiplayer).

'Guild Wars' Goes To China

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft Corporation has signed a licensing contract with Chinese online game operator The9 to release NCsoft’s online role-playing game Guild Wars in China. The contract will give The9 exclusive rights to provide Guild Wars online game services within mainland China for three years.

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

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 3:46 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.

'Rome: Total War - Alexander' Revealed

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 3:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Creative Assembly is not only working on Total War Medieval II, but also an official expansion pack for the original Rome: Total War, according to a preview on C&VG. The addon will feature six new historical battles, all playable in multiplayer, four new factions (Alexander's Macedonian army, The Persians, The Indians and the Barbarians) and roughly 50 new units, such as Theban Sacred band, Indian Elephants, Persian immortals and Indian naked female archers.

'Heroes of Might & Magic V Limited Edition' Announced

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced a Heroes of Might and Magic V limited edition, which will not only include a soundtrack, HOMM 5 on DVD, screens, official artwork and illustrations, exclusive maps and a unique hero, but also full versions of HoM&M III and IV. All of the above will be available for a suggested retail price of $59.99 at your local retailer in May 2006.

'WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007' (PSP/PS2/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ and JAKKS are working on WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007 enabling players to experience the intensity of being a WWE Superstar like never before with key updates and new game play features.

'Rayman 4' (ALL) Officially Announced

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already revealed a long time ago, Ubisoft today official announced the 4th installment of the Rayman franchise, currently under development by Ubisoft’s Montpellier studio, lead by Michel Ancel, creator of the original Rayman game, Beyond Good & Evil and Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie.

'SiN Episode 1: Emergence' Gets Release Date - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SiN Episodes features the highly anticipated return of Elexis Sinclaire, the world's most dangerous and seductive biochemist, and the only man who stands in her way, John R. Blade. The sworn enemies face off in Freeport City, a near-future mixture of San Francisco, Tokyo and New York, all set inside the unrestricted SiN universe.

'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' (Xbox/PC) Gets Two Soundtracks

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom is proud to announce the release of two dedicated soundtrack CDs for Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. Having a constant focus on high production values and excellent in-game music, Funcom is once again going to great lengths to deliver original and unique soundscapes in one of their games.

Wednesday April 5, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 9:56 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:

  • Emergency 3 (PC)


  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details...

'Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From Western Europe to the Pacific, players test their air-combat skills as they experience the most famous battles of World War II in up to 40 WWII aircraft. Ubisoft has released the first patch bringing your retail game to v1.01 and addressing a few missions related issues, some multiplayer problems, text menu and connection timeouts.

Apple Supports Windows XP On Its New Intel Based PCs

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On Wednesday Apple unveiled new software that allows Intel-based Macs to run Microsoft's Windows XP software. The computer maker said its new "Boot Camp" software is available as a download beginning Wednesday. It allows users with a Windows XP installation disc to install Microsoft's OS on an Intel-based Mac computer.

'Half-Life 2: Episode One' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 6:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You reprise his role of Dr. Gordon Freeman, who must immediately face the repercussions of his actions in City 17 and the Citadel. Freeman reconnects with Alyx Vance and her robot, Dog, as they continue their support of the resistance's battle against the Combine forces.

'Dead'n Furious' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 6:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virgin PLAY announced today that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with the Dream On studio, for its upcoming NDS exclusive FPS Dead'n Furious.

'Astronoid' - Trial/Demo Client Available NOW

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 5:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Astronoid is a fast and intense galactic shoot & race multiplayer online game. The objective is simple: pass a series of portals in succession and frag opponents that get in your way. This free client allows you to try out a few tracks and vehicles after which you can unlock all content by purchasing a license key.

'Major League Baseball 2K6' (ALL) Gets Massive Ads

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Massive Incorporated, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), MLB Advanced Media and 2K Sports today announced a worldwide agreement to deliver dynamic advertising into Major League Baseball 2K6.

Lucent Technologies Sues Microsoft For Patent Infringement

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 4:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In something that looks eerily familiar to Sony's legal woes with Immersion, The Register is reporting that Lucent is going to court with Microsoft for alleged unauthorized usage of its MPEG2 decoder in the Xbox 360. Back in 2003 Lucent had already tried to sue Microsoft for the same reason, but was unsuccessful due to a technicality (typo in the patent's wording), which has since been adjusted. The complaint was filed with the US District Court in San Diego on March 28.

'World in Conflict' Announced - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 4:48 a.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.

PS2 Review - 'Karaoke Revolution Country'

by Katarani on April 5, 2006 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

For the first time in the Karaoke Revolution franchise history, Konami has extended its brand to offer a product dedicated to a specific music genre. By partnering with CMT, the largest country music television network, Konami will be able to deliver the greatest selection of country music available as well as a look and feel that is relevant to country music fans.

'Paradise' World Update #1 - Screens

by Rainier on April 5, 2006 @ 4:10 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 first in a series of updates, Benoit Sokal tells us more about the world of 'Madargane.'

Xbox/PC Preview - 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'

by Kenny Bartlett on April 5, 2006 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is an action-packed thriller set in a large and varied game world mixing gritty reality with imaginative fantasy. The game features three worlds, three distinctly different playable characters, and exciting action-adventure gameplay wrapped in a mature, exhilarating, and innovative storyline.