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'Hitman: Blood Money' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) Officially Gone Gold

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 9:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After yesterday's premature revelations, Eidos today officially announced that IO Interactive's Hitman: Blood Money has gone goldmaster, shipped to the manufacturer, and will be in stores on May 30th.

Various Game Trailers #785

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 8:07 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:

  • Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars - Trailer
  • The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar - E3 2006 Trailer
  • NFL Head Coach - Motivation Trailer
  • Heroes of Might & Magic V - Trailer (2)
  • Paraworld - E3 2006 Trailer
  • Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs - E3 2006 Trailer


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

Seagate Acquires Rival Hard Drive Maker, Maxtor

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 8:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seagate Technology Maxtor Corporation announced today that their shareholders have approved the previously announced definitive merger agreement under which Seagate will acquire Maxtor in an all stock transaction.

Activision's E3 2006 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Activision's E3 2006 lineup:

'Wings Over Vietnam' - v05.15.06 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 2:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Third Wire Productions has released a new patch for its flight sim Wings Over Vietnam. This v05.15.06 patch includes many new and exciting features, fixes, and improvements.

'SiN Episode 1: Emergence' Gets Steamy Patch #1

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ritual announced today that it has released the first patch for its redently released SiN Episodes: Emergence. All you have to do is restart Steam and it will automagically be applied. Main issues addressed are some cheats, bugs, crashes, sound stuttering, and various video card issues. Read more for details ...

'Mass Effect' (X360) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 1:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mass Effect is a science-fiction action-RPG created by BioWare, previously known for Jade Empire, KotoR, and Neverwinter Nights. Mass Effect will deliver an immersive story driven gameplay experience with stunning visual fidelity.

'Strike Fighters: Project 1' & 'Gold' - v05.15.06 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Third Wire Productions has released a new patch for its combat flight sim Strike Fighters: Project 1, as well as the Gold Edition. This v05.15.06 patch includes all previous service packs and many new and exciting features, fixes, and improvements.

IDEA's E3 2006 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 12:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from IDEA's E3 2006 lineup:

'Championship Manager Online' Launched in Scandinavia

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive and Swedish developer Jadestone today announced the release of Championship Manager Online in Sweden and Norway. Championship Manager Online is a stand-alone massive multiplayer online football management simulation based on the franchise with the same name.

'Rogue Trooper' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 17 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rogue Trooper is a mix of intense 3rd person action and next generation stealth elements, with complex line-of-sight AI, multiple game paths, full tactical use of your bio-chip operated equipment and both single- and multiplayer online gameplay.

Microsoft and Lucent Trade Barbs in Xbox Patent Suit

by Judy on May 17, 2006 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has filed a countersuit against Lucent Technologies, contending that Lucent infringes upon several Microsoft patents. Lucent originally filed suit against Microsoft this March, alleging that Microsoft was misusing Lucent's patented technology for decoding MPEG-2 video files in the Xbox 360.

'Fear Effect' Film in the Works

by Judy on May 17, 2006 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hong Kong director Stanley Tong, best known for his work on Jackie Chan films such as Supercop, Rumble in the Bronx, and First Strike, is in talks to bring the Eidos' Fear Effect to the big screen.

Sign Up For The $100,000 FiOS Grand Tournament

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Verizon has teamed with Valve to create the FiOS Grand Tournament, where one skillful Half-Life 2: Deathmatch player will get the chance to win $100,000.

'Keepsake' - v1.6 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse has released a new patch for Wicked Studios' adventure game bringing your English, German, Dutch or Italian retail game to v1.6 and addresses various bugs, crashes, and gameplay issues.

'Rayman Raving Rabbids' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 6:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

When the world of Rayman is threatened by a devastating invasion of crazed, out-of-control bunnies Rayman must rise up against his furry foes to foil their wicked plans.

Webzen's E3 2006 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 5:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Webzen's E3 2006 lineup:

Nintendo Europe's Summer Release List

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 5:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This summer will be a great one for video game fans as Nintendo unveils its software line up. Whatever your taste in games there will be something here for you. From first person shooters to brain teasing puzzle games, Nintendo’s range of software will challenge the way in which you play, appealing to both gamers and non-gamers alike.

PS2 Review - 'Samurai Champloo: Sidetracked'

by Thomas Leaf on May 17, 2006 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Based on the hit television series running on Cartoon Network's adult swim block, Samurai Champloo introduces a truly innovative fighting system that unleashes samurai hack-and-slash combos hinged on the hip-hop soundtrack of the gamer's choosing.

PC Preview - 'Field Ops'

by Inexhist on May 17, 2006 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Field Ops is the perfect mix between strategy and fast-paced military action. Move into the fascinating world of anti-terrorism and manage every aspect of gameplay from strategic planning to taking out the main bad guy with your sniper rifle.

PC Preview - 'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar'

by Reldan on May 17, 2006 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar allows players to explore the most famous fantasy world of all time, fight the evil minions of the Dark Lord Sauron, and advance their heroes by adventuring through the vast reaches of Middle-earth.

'Spore' Also Coming To Consoles

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a recent interview with GameSpy, EA Maxis frontman Will Wright revealed that his upcoming Spore product is not only coming to PC, but currently also in development for PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii. A little while back a job listing popped up to fill a design position, specifically to work on Spore for handhelds, which might indicate that NDS and PSP versions of Will Wright's new sim game are also in the works.

'Monopoly, Boggle, Yahtzee, Battleship' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced that a collection of classic Hasbro games will be making its way onto Nintendo DS entitled simply Monopoly, Boggle, Yahtzee, Battleship.

PS3 Preview - 'Warhawk'

by Hank on May 17, 2006 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Warhawk, players experience the thrill of white-knuckle aerial combat with hundreds of enemy fighters, bone-crunching armored assaults and high-intensity infantry combat in a massive, all-out war fought both on the ground and in the skies.

'Take Command: 2nd Manassas' - Updated Mod Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on May 17, 2006 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take Command: 2nd Manassas explores the titular 1862 battle of the American Civil War, which proved to be the pivotal engagement of the Northern Virginia Campaign. MadMinute Games has released an updated mod tools SDK, so you can now make, or modify, scenarios.