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Viva Media Signs 'GTR 2' - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Viva Media and 10Tacle Studios announce an official publishing partnership for GTR 2 in the North America. GTR 2, the official simulation of the FIA GT championship, features more than 140 high detailed cars and 34 different track-layouts in a hyper realistic racing world with breathtaking real-world-like effects.

Various Game Trailers #779

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 4:27 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:

  • Sensible Soccer [PS2/Xbox/PC] - E3 2006 Trailer
  • Fable 2 [X360/PC] - Trailer
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - E3 2006 Sony Trailer
  • Darkstar One - E3 2006 Trailer
  • Heroes of Annihilated Empires - E3 2006 Trailer


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

'Arthur and the Minimoy' (ALL) Officially Announced

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 4:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari continues to explore new worlds with the upcoming action-adventure game Arthur and the Minimoys. Directly inspired by world famous film director and writer Luc Besson's upcoming animated film of the same name, the Arthur and the Minimoys game will follow the film's storyline and feature eye-popping graphics and technical innovations.

Microsoft Announces Online Gaming Service

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 4:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced a new cross-platform gaming service that integrates games played on cell phones, Xbox 360 consoles and the upcoming Windows Vista operating system.

NCSoft's E3 2006 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'Medieval II: Total War' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 2:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medieval II: Total War, the 4th installment of the franchise, takes strategy genre to a whole new level with the most epic and cinematic 3D battles ever seen on PC.

Microsoft Signs 'Alan Wake' (X360/PC)

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 2:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As was already revealed in our Microsoft briefing coverage, Microsoft Game Studios confirmed it will publish Remedy's psychological action thriller Alan Wake, exclusively for Windows Vista and the Xbox 360.

'Halo 3' (X360) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 1:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bungie announces Halo 3, the third and final game in the Halo Trilogy. Halo 3 will be released for Microsoft's Xbox 360 in 2007. Read more to download the trailer and check some screens ...

Nintendo's E3 2006 Lineup - Screens

by Judy on May 9, 2006 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (X360/PS3) Announced

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Contrary to what was said at the Microsoft E3 briefing, Rockstar Games just announced Grand Theft Auto IV for the PS3 and Xbox 360, scheduled for release in North America on Oct 16, 2007 and in Europe on Oct 19, 2007. Microsoft's Peter Moore, however, did announce episodic content through Xbox Live.

Microsoft Reveals 'Forza 2,' 'DoA Xtreme 2,' 'ShadowRun' and 'Fable 2'

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

An impressive Gears of War demonstration kicked off the Microsoft E3 briefing, which was followed by Peer Moore formally announcing Fable 2, Forza 2, as well as Tecmo's Dead or Alive Xtreme 2. Alan Wake is now being published by Microsoft and will be PC/X360 exclusive. Crysis is not Vista exclusive but will also work on XP. Live Anywhere is an Xbox Live Marketplace clone for PC, including GamerTag features. ShadowRun is unveiled, as well as Halo 3 trailer, both scheduled for 2007.

'Pac-Man World Rally' (ALL) Gets Unlockable 'Katamari' Character

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 12:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced today that all versions of its upcoming game Pac-Man World Rally will feature the Prince of all Cosmos from the award-winning Katamari series as an unlockable character by winning a Gold Trophy in all Circuit Cups within the EASY difficulty setting.

100 Nintendo DS Titles Expected by Year's End

by Judy on May 9, 2006 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publishers and developers worldwide will release more than 100 new Nintendo DS games in 2006. Nintendo will be releasing some big fan favorites, including the New Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Donkey Kong: King of Swing DS, and more. The NDS Lite is set to launch on June 11.

LucasArts' E3 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts revealed its lineup of titles on display at this year's E3 in Los Angeles, Indiana Jones 2007, LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption and completely new intellectual properties such as Thrillville and Traxion.

'Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover' (PSP) - 5 Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Def Jam Fight For NY: The Takeover lets you experience the ultimate hip hop fighting game anywhere you go. Featuring new fighting moves and new venues, players can gain respect by winning fights and rising among the ranks of the crew, and 1-on-1 death matches using PSP's wireless functionality.

Wii Coming Q4 2006, No Price Set Yet

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Nintendo E3 briefing is in full swing, and the bottom line is that while no specific launch date has been set, Reggie said we'll be playing it Q4 2006, although he said the price will be kept secret for a little while longer. Currently, 27 titles will be playable on the E3 floor, Zelda will be a Wii launch title, with a simultaneous Gamecube release. Read more for full details ...

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

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 9:41 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 the mod tools SDK, so you can now make, or modify, scenarios.

AGEIA PhysX Now Available In Stores

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGEIA today announced the worldwide availability of its PhysX processor on add-in accelerator cards from ASUS and BFG. The first physics processing unit designed to power pervasive real-time physics in PC gaming delivering true physics interaction on a massive scale to serious gamers everywhere.

'Tabula Rasa' - 39 New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A heroic task awaits you. Just beyond your galaxy, an ancient malevolence has embarked upon a covetous rampage. This demonic juggernaut seeks nothing less than the total enslavement of every world it encounters. Your world could be next.

'Heavy Rain' (PS3) Revealed

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Indigo Prophecy (aka Fahrenheit in Europe) developer Quantic Dream will unveil during this week’s E3 in Los Angeles a new franchise entitled Heavy Rain and present a technical real-time demo on the PS3.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords' - v1.11 Retail Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II takes place in the distant future, when mankind has become a space-faring civilization and must contend with other extraterrestrial powers for domination of the galaxy. Stardock has released a v1.11 retail patch, which includes a few more updates and corrections.

Eidos Signs '300: March to Glory' (PSP)

by Judy on May 9, 2006 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Previously announced a few weeks ago, it was revealed today that Eidos has signed 300: March to Glory for distribution in North America and Europe. In the game, players take on the role of King Leonidas, who leads the brave 300 Spartans against Xerxes and his massive Persian army.

'Adrenalin 2: Rush Hour' Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adrenalin 2 gives you a chance to achieve everyone's biggest dream - press the pedal to the metal and forget about the traffic you are sitting in. Take part in street races, upgrade your car and become famous among other drivers. But remember - the police also have good drivers.

Activision Acquires RedOctane

by Judy on May 9, 2006 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Guitar Hero publisher RedOctane. This acquisition will provide Activision with an early leadership position in music-based gaming, which the company expects will be one of the fastest growing genres in the coming years.

'Madden NFL 07' (Wii) Announced

by Judy on May 9, 2006 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts today announced that Madden NFL 07 is being custom-designed for Nintendo's next-gen console, Wii. Using the console's unique remote to pass, kick, snap, throw, catch and run, players will interact with the game in an entirely new way. Boasting massive gameplay innovations inspired by the motion sensor of the remote, Madden NFL 07 maximizes the power and unique design of the game system.

Take 2 Opens Shanghai Studio

by Judy on May 9, 2006 @ 5:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take 2 today announced that it has opened a new development studio, 2K Shanghai. It is completing development of the Chinese-language version of Sid Meier's Civilization: IV for the PC, expected to be available later this summer. 2K Shanghai will develop new original IP and co-develop products with other 2K studios around the world.

'Harpoon 3 Advanced Naval Warfare' Announced

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and Advanced Gaming Systems are pleased to announce that Harpoon 3 Advanced Naval Warfare, the new multiplayer addition to the Harpoon modern air and naval strategy series, is scheduled for release this quarter via digital download and game on demand from the Matrix Games online store.

Blizzard Inks 'Warcraft' Movie Deal

by Judy on May 9, 2006 @ 2:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Legendary Pictures has purchased the rights to create a live-action film set in the Warcraft universe. The movie would not follow the plot of a particular game but would aim to appeal to both gamers and non-gamers. In conjunction with Warner Bros. Studios, Legendary has recently co-financed films such as "Batman Begins" and "Superman Returns."

NGC/PS2 Preview - 'Super Monkey Ball Adventure'

by Thomas Wilde on May 9, 2006 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Super Monkey Ball Adventure is an all-new narrative driven and platform based style of gameplay, along with brand new Monkey Ball abilities and a bunch of fresh new characters, adding 50 new and original puzzles to this new and exciting gaming experience.

'Sonic Wild Fire' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced its Wii exclusive Sonic Wild Fire (working title), starring the Blue dude with the ‘tude on his first solo adventure since the original Sonic The Hedgehog in 1991. This intense and exciting action game takes advantage of the innovative Wii controller as Sonic combines his trademark high-speed action with easy to play controls to offer a brand new experience!

'Magnetica' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

In Magnetica, marbles roll down a twisted path toward the goal, and it's up to players to stop them by launching new marbles into the oncoming ones. The marbles disappear if players match three or more in this massive marble elimination. This title satisfies even the strongest puzzle addiction.

'Rachet & Clank: Size Matters' (PSP) - Features and Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

Capturing all of the humor from previous PS2 installments with engaging cinematics, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters allows up to four players to compete in action-packed wireless multiplayer gaming.

'Alone in the Dark: Near Death Investigation' (X360/PC) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2006

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.

PC Review - 'Etrom'

by Keith Durocher on May 9, 2006 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Etrom is an epic adventure among realms and cities, democracies and “nazi” dictatorships, a journey through space-time portals, among the Thrones of the Abyss, beyond the gates of the City of Light and many more locations, situations, rituals, secret-services plots, dark spells.

Sony's E3 2006 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2006 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

PSP 'Greatest Hits' Program Announced

by Judy on May 9, 2006 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony today announced the launch of the first "Greatest Hits" for the PSP system. The initial selection includes five first-party titles – Ape Escape: On the Loose, ATV Offroad Fury: Blazin' Trails, Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee, Twisted Metal: Head On, and WipeoutPure – that will be available for $19.99 SRP on July 25. Nearly 15 third-party games will be added to the roster in the future.