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'LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth II' - v1.04 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 6:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised, EA has released The Battle for Middle-Earth 2 v1.04 patch addressing a crash, a few multiplayer desync issues, as well as modifying the Palantir button order on several units.

Various Game Trailers #797

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 3:00 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:

  • Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War - Trailer #11
  • Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm - Trailer #3
  • Warhammer: Mark of Chaos - E3 2006 Trailer
  • Heart of Eternity - Trailer #2
  • Stacked with Daniel Negreanu - MTV Trailer


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

'Alliance Future Combat' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First announced today that Gameyus Interactive's RTS Alliance Future Combat has officially gone gold, and is due to hit stores in North America June 12, 2006.

'Alone in the Dark: Near Death Investigation' (PS3/X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alone in the Dark returns with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through the use of state-of-the-art real-time physics and unprecedented environmental interaction combining to deliver an exhilarating action-orientated experience within a highly detailed, open environment.

'Paradise' - v1.1.1 Euro Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 12:35 p.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. This v1.1.1 patch is for the European version only, and addresses various bugs, glitches and issues with older (Geforce 4) gfx cards. Due to protection scheme differences, a US patch is expected later.

'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' (X360/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 11:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be introduced to the world of Ashan, the new setting for all future Might & Magic games. Ashan is a dark and unforgiving world, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by an apocalyptic prophecy: the Dark Messiah.

Find What's Causing Your Lag With LagMeter

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LagMeter allows you to measures overall online PC game performance., qualifying the amount of Lag that the gamer experiences, and it also shows what is causing the Lag, the gaming PC, the network, or the gaming server, so you can finally understand where the problems reside.

'Belief & Betrayal' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Belief & Betrayal is an adventure game putting the players into the role of the journalist Jonathan Danter, who - after the mysterious death of his uncle - gets involved in a dangerous church conspiracy, which has its roots through the centuries in the time when Judas got 30 silver coins for his betrayal of Jesus Christ.

'FlatOut 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Rockin' Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring an enhanced version of the original’s lauded physics engine with even faster driving track designs, FlatOut 2 also boasts numerous improvements, enhancements and additions to make the title the definitive FlatOut experience. FlatOut 2 music includes a wide choice of international hard rock and metal bands from Megadeth to Nickelback, Mötley Crüe, Rob Zombie and the rising stars Wolfmother.

'Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting' (X360) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In addition to several offline modes and numerous leaderboards and achievements, Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting takes advantage of the new online features of Xbox 360 to create a seamless online multiplayer experience, such as the exclusive Quarter Match mode..

Wednesday May 31, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 9:27 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:

Infinium Labs Still Working On Phantom Products

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 6:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infinium Labs today provided an operations update stating that it is still working on the Phantom Game Service and is currently licensing technology to well-established manufacturers of PCs and digital home entertainment, although no mention of the actual console is made. The Phantom Lapboard, currently in a prototype state, is scheduled for October.

'City Life' - WinME Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 5:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Create exactly the city you want: build uniquely-designed structures, from residences to corporate skyscrapers. Improve the quality of life by providing recreational and entertainment opportunities-without letting taxes spiral out of control. Monte Cristo has released a patch to address launch issues under Windows Millennium, this patch does not fix anything else and is for WinMe users only.

'Call of Juarez' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combine with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players.

'Genji 2' (PS3) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 4:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the PS2 game Genji, and set three years after the last chapter of Genkuro Yoshitsune’s life, Genji 2 (working title) continues to expand on the historical accounts of feudal Japan. By doing so, Genji 2 unveils beautiful next generation visuals and sword slashing gameplay.

'The Movies' Website Re-launched

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lionhead re-launched The Movies Online site with a brand new design, a host of new features and new pages devoted to the upcoming The Movies: Stunts & Effects expansion. If you haven't done so yet, check out our The Movies: S&E preview ...

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'BioShock'

by Thomas Wilde on May 31, 2006 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII' (PS2) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 3:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking place three years after the original PSOne game console title, gamers follow Vincent Valentine's journey as he uncovers shocking truths never revealed in Midgar. Vincent is connected to recent attacks, and he may be the only one who can save this shattered world. When the world is engulfed in darkness, his gun will toll a dreadful dirge...

PC Preview - 'Ultimate Baseball Online 2006'

by Nicolus Baslock on May 31, 2006 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Ultimate Baseball Online 2006 lets sports fans and gamers play a virtual version of baseball in a real-time environment on any PC with a broadband connection. UBO players can compete in tournaments to win cash and other valuable prizes.

Nintendo DS Lite Street Date Broken, Goes On Sale in North America

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the official launch date was set for June 11, 2006, it seems various retail stores (Target, Sears) across North America have already started selling the Nintendo DS Lite. A moderator at CheapAssGamer bought his yesterday, which spurred various other people to run to their stores, to find out they were indeed available.

'Gran Turismo HD' (PS3) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 2:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While details on Gran Turismo HD are still slim, Polyphony Digital's newest GT iteration will be coming to the PS3 in full HD glory, including the ability to drive two-wheeled vehicles.

'WarPath' (Xbox/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WarPath 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. Originally scheduled for June 2006, Digital Extremes has updated its product page to reflect a new July 18 launch date.

'UFO: Afterlight' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 1:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFO: Afterlight is a mixture of squad based tactical action and global strategy with the gamer controlling the actions of elite ground troops, and the running and construction of an intricate network of interlinking bases while collecting resources.

PS2 Review - 'Fight Night Round 3'

by Geson Hatchett on May 31, 2006 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fight Night Round 3 brings the most intense boxing experience to gamers. Film-quality graphics showcase devastating punch impacts unparalleled in any game or film. On the way to becoming boxing's greatest legend, train to fight like the best including Muhammad Ali or create a boxing style unique only to your boxer.

'Gary Grigsby’s World at War' - v1.201 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 31, 2006 @ 1:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take command in this dynamic turn-based game and test strategies that long-past generals and world leaders could only dream of: make it happen in Gary Grigsby’s World at War. This update adresses a few small isssues that came up after the previous v1.2 patch.