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'Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption' Announced

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 11:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts announced an expansion pack titled Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption, allowing you, for the first time, to play not from the light or dark side, but the corrupt side.

'PRISM: Guard Shield' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 11:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PRISM: Guard Shield is the commercial version that sets the world and environments that inspire the Army National Guard's game PRISM: Black Shield, and will feature a more detailed story line along with a unique campaign structure, distinct missions, unique events, unique weapons, and a few more surprises.

Various Game Trailers #778

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 11:23 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:

  • Assassin's Creed [PS3] - E3 2006 Trailer
  • Battlefield 2142 - Titan Mode Trailer
  • Black Buccaneer [PS2/Xbox/PC] - E3 2006 Trailer
  • Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway [PS3/X360/PC] - E3 2006 Trailer
  • Bullet Witch [X360] - E3 2006 Trailer
  • Call of Duty 3 [PS2/Xbox/PS3/X360] - E3 2006 Trailer
  • Dead Rising [X360] - E3 2006 Trailer
  • DDR Universe [X360] - E3 2006 Trailer
  • Dungeon Runners - E3 2006 Trailer
  • NCAA 2K7 [PS3/X360] - E3 2006 Trailer
  • The Ship - E3 2006 Trailer
  • Sin Episodes: Emergence - E3 2006 Trailer
  • Stranglehold [X360] - E3 2006 Trailer
  • Test Drive Unlimited [X360/PC] - E3 2006 Trailer


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

PlayStation 3 Launches November 17 At $499

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sony pre-E3 briefing just concluded, and the big news out of the event is that Sony's next-gen console will launch in Japan on November 11 and in North America, Europe and Australia on November 17. Each unit will ship with a hard drive included, although there will be two versions: a PS3 with a 20gb hd will set you back $499, while the 60gb version will cost $599. Its redesigned Dual Shock controller is wireless, Bluetooth-enabled and uses motion sensors, similar to the Wii conroller.

'Dead Head Fred' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 6:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Head Fred draws players into an original alternative universe as they embark on a quest for vengeance to solve their own murder by using the decapitated heads of enemies to battle through environments designed to showcase each head’s unique abilities.

All New Episodic 'Sam & Max' Comes To GameTap

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After more than a decade, legendary dog and rabbit crime-fighting Sam & Max make their return to the gaming scene! GameTap and Telltale today announced they are co-producing an all new Sam & Max episodic adventure series that will debut on the GameTap network in time for this holiday season.

'Panzer Elite Action: Dunes of War' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 6:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PEA: Dunes of War sends your crew deep into the desert, during the shattering battles of the African campaign, it’s about victory for both sides and your first duty is to ensure the survival of your comrades with victory as the ultimate goal.

'Uru Live' Back From The Dead

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameTap is reviving the online foray of Myst, Uru Live, which will be available to subscribers later this year as part of their monthly subscription.

New 'Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles' Titles (Wii/NDS) Unveiled

by Judy on May 8, 2006 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced two new titles in the Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles series – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Crystal Bearers for the Nintendo Wii, and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates for the Nintendo DS. Both titles are being developed to utilize Wii and NDS technology to their fullest. Additional details, including ship date and pricing, will be announced at a later date.

'Final Fantasy XIII' (PS3) Announced

by Judy on May 8, 2006 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Square Enix revealed world-premiere footage of Fabula Nova Crystallis - Final Fantasy XIII. This latest project will encompass the simultaneous development of original titles for numerous platforms, including the PlayStation 3 and mobile phones. Also announced were Final Fantasy XIII Versus for the PS3 and Final Fantasy Agito XIII for mobile phones. Read more for further details ...

'Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 3:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced the latest title in the Dragon Quest universe, and the first to make the jump to next-generation consoles. Unveiled at Square Enix's E3 2006 press event, Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors will be released for the Nintendo Wii.

'Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory' - v2.60b Win32/Linux Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software has released a v2.60b patch for Splash Damage's free team-based multiplayer FPS Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory addressing buffer overflow problems, auto download problems, and stop a number of exploits.

'Fury' - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Judy on May 8, 2006 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Auran's Fury is the ultimate competitive online RPG. It takes the best elements of an MMO - combat, advancement and teamwork - and blends them with the best elements of an FPS - instant action, fast pacing and diverse game types.

'Return to Castle Wolfenstein' - v1.41b Win32/Linux Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 3:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Id software has released a new patch for Return to Castle Wolfenstein that address buffer overflow problems, auto download problems, and stop a number of exploits.

'Quake III Arena' - v1.32c Win32/Linux Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 3:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software has released a new patch for its multiplayer FPS Quake III Arena that address buffer overflow problems, auto download problems, and stop a number of exploits.

'Prey' (X360/PC) - 16 New Screens

by Judy on May 8, 2006 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prey is serious, dark story, based on authentic Cherokee mythology. Themes of sacrifice, love and responsibility are explored and the story dives into emotional territory not yet explored by similar games.

'God of War II' (PS2) - 8 New Screens

by Judy on May 8, 2006 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

God of War II is a groundbreaking, PS2 exclusive combat action-adventure videogame based on Greek mythology, where you will get reacquainted with the vicious ex-Spartan warrior Kratos and embark on the continuing epic odyssey. Read more to check out the latest batch of screens ...

'Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam' (GBA/NDS/Wii) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam delivers a totally innovative and unique skateboard experience focused on head-to-head racing, allowing players to feel the breakneck speed of downhill competition as they tear up the world's steepest terrains while performing tricks and outmaneuvering opponents in such locations as San Francisco, Machu Picchu and Hong Kong.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) Coming to PC - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioWare today announced their plans to bring an enhanced version, high-resolution graphics and new visual effects, of Jade Empire to the PC. The original, story of Jade Empire is injected with new monsters, weapons, combat styles, new challenges, and special items to discover, all exclusively designed for the PC.

Activision's E3 2006 Lineup

by Judy on May 8, 2006 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision today confirmed that it is currently developing three launch titles for both the PS3 and Wii platforms, Call of Duty 3 and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, which will be released on both next-gen systems, as well as on the Xbox 360. They will also be featuring Spider-Man 3, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, new titles in the Tony Hawk franchise, and more ...

Vivendi Games' E3 2006 Lineup

by Judy on May 8, 2006 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Games today announced its product lineup for E3 2006. Among the company's anticipated titles to be shown during E3 is Blizzard's MMORPG WoW: The Burning Crusade. Other featured titles include Scarface: The World is Yours, Eragon, F.E.A.R. 360, and more.

Buena Vista's E3 2006 Lineup

by Judy on May 8, 2006 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games today announced its largest and most diverse lineup of console, computer and handheld video game titles to be showcased at the E3 in Los Angeles. Highlights include Turok, Desperate Housewives: The Game, and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow, but read more for further details.

'World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions' (X360) Announced

by Judy on May 8, 2006 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building on the success of 2005's popular World Series of Poker video game, Activision announced today that it will debut an all-new title, World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions, at the E3 Expo on May 10. The game takes high-stakes poker action to new heights with twice as many top pros, access to extensive poker tools that will help players.

'Tom and Jerry Tales' (GBA/NDS) Announced

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Eidos Interactive have signed an agreement for the North American and European distribution of Tom and Jerry Tales for NDS and GBA.

'Dark World Online' Announced

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tulga Games today announced the development of Dark World Online, a new modern-horror MMORPG. In Dark World Online, players choose between playing one of the three fantasy factions fighting for control in a modern-world setting.

'BioShock' (X360/PC) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 11:02 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 ...

'Fastlane Pinball' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Merscom today announced that Fastlane Pinball has gone gold in North America, and is available for online purchase.

'Horizons: The Settlements' Announced

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Horizon developers Tulga Games today announced the development of a new Horizons expansion, tentatively titled Horizons: The Settlements. The new expansion will contain all of the content from the original game, as well as environmental, creature and gameplay updates.

PS2/Xbox/PC Preview - 'Arthur and the Minimoys'

by Alicia on May 8, 2006 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Arthur and the Minimoys allows players to relive the fantastic adventures of young Arthur and his two pals, Selenia and Bétamèche, in their mission to save the Minimoys’ world from destruction. The game will incorporate filmmaker Luc Besson’s entire Minimoy universe and its tiny inhabitants with the richness and extraordinary visuals of the film.

'Hellgate: London' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flagship Studios' Hellgate: London is an RPG set in the immersive first-person perspective. With a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, Hellgate: London introduces a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive.

'The Sopranos' (PS2/X360) - First Screen

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 4:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ's The Sopranos will evoke the atmosphere, action and conflicts that are the cornerstone of the hit show, and is backed by key members of the all-star cast who will lend their voices and likenesses, including James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano.

'Auto Assault' Gets First Major Content Update

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft has announced details of the first major update for Auto Assault, including details on New Missions, Improved Convoy Support and Loot Linking. Read more for details ...

'Half Life 2', 'F.E.A.R.' And 'Crysis' Coming To PS3?

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

If we're to believe the latest issue of PlayStation Magazine, then we may be expecting some exciting announcement during the coming week. The front cover of the June issue states, "Half-Life 2 Leads The Next-Gen Shooter That'll Blow you Away!" and in the same breath also mentions Prey, FEAR and Crysis, indicating those titles may also make an appearace on Sony's next-gen console.

'Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tony is back in a brand-new adventure with modern 3D-graphics. However, Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress is no sequel, but a prequel – it takes the player back into Tony’s youth, into the year 1953, when Tony was 13 years old.

Crave Entertainment's E3 2006 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 2:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Crave Entertainment's 2006 Pre E3 lineup:

'Virtua Fighter 5' (PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2006 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced today that the Virtua Fighter 5 arcade game will make its way onto the PS3. This latest installment in the critically-acclaimed series will elevate the arcade fighting genre to all-new heights as it takes true advantage of the capabilities of the next-generation hardware.

X360 Review - 'Battlefield 2: Modern Combat'

by Inexhist on May 8, 2006 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat will drop players into the heat of battle on the high tech frontlines, entering a new modern era of combat with more firepower and new expansive environments.