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'Heart of Empire: Rome' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 11:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today that Deep Red's strategy and simulation game Heart of Empire: Rome has been postponed until Q1 2007. Heart of Empire: Rome lets you build & control ancient Rome in glorious real-time 3D, from quickly building housing for your growing population; start to meeting the increasing desires for food, goods and entertainment.

'Battlefield 2: Armored Fury' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 8:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Battlefield 2: Armored Fury booster pack for Battlefield 2 brings all-out mechanized battles to U.S. soil for the first time. Battlefield 2: Armored Fury drops players into a deadly confrontation between the Middle Eastern Coalition, Chinese, and U.S. forces following an attempted invasion of America.

'Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge' - v1.01 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 6:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take on the role of the bounty hunter John Cooper and experience in a thrilling Western story with surprising turns, how he apprehends the nasty scoundrel Dillon with the help of his friends known from the first part. Atari has released the first patch bringing your retail game to v1.01 and addressing various bugs, crashes, tweaks and also adds a few new features ...

Various Game Trailers #798

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 5:14 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:

  • Neverwinter Nights 2 - Behind the Scenes #1
  • Half-Life 2: Episode Two - Trailer #1
  • Half-Life 2: Episode One - Trailer #5
  • Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light [PSP] - Trailer #3
  • Spectrobes [NDS] - Trailer
  • Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra [PS2] - E3 2006 Trailer


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

'Gran Turismo HD' (PS3) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 5:02 p.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.

'Tomb Raider: Legend' and 'Hitman' Become Slot Machines

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 4:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos has signed a number of agreements to license two of its new leading titles, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend and Hitman for development as video slot games across online and land-based casino platforms.

'Chromehounds' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

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

Chromehounds is a squad-based action title that puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war. With a strong focus on cooperative and competitive online gameplay, the game is sure to satisfy players looking for a deep, involving Xbox Live experience.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' - Mehrunes' Razor Expansion Detailed

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda keeps on rolling out the extra downloadable content for its action RPG, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Mehrunes' Razor is a fully-featured quest which, once completed, will grant you the Mehrunes Razor, with the ability to kill foes instantly. Apart from that, it will also feature hidden treasures, books, magic items and plenty more ...

'Wings of Honor: Battles of the Red Baron' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It’s 1916, and Manfred von Richthofen’s Jasta 11 is massacring Allied aircrews. In response, the Allies form a special squadron called the Angels of Doom. Headed by top Allied aces, this squadron has one top priority: hunt down the Red Baron, and scatter his Flying Circus into seven winds.

Raise Your Own Chocobo in Next 'Final Fantasy XI' Update

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 12:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Back at the Final Fantasy XI fan festival 2006 in Santa Monica, Square Enix surprised fans by announcing that, at some point, they would be able to raise their own Chocobos. Since then the developers have been busy working out a system to implement this, and announced today that it will be included in the next version update!

'The King of Fighters Neowave' (PS2) Coming To Europe - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ignition Entertainment can today announce that The King of Fighters Neowave is coming to PS2, featuring favorites from the series previous iterations , and an all-new fighting system that provides fighting styles for players of all skill levels, gamers are treated to lavishly produced high-res backgrounds.

Thursday June 1, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 10:50 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:

'Dead Rising' (X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising is survival horror game, in which you play Frank West, a freelance photographer who has made his way to an idyllic suburban town to get his hands on the scoop. He soon discovers that the town has been overrun with zombies, and while fighting off hordes of gruesome zombies, you have to discover the cause of the disturbing outbreak.

'Sensible Soccer 2006' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The all-new Sensible Soccer comes complete with lightning fast football action, mesmerizing dribbling, physics defying sliding tackles and, most famously, a huge amount of unbelievable goals, that can go curling into the top corner, thanks to the outrageous levels of after-touch. This demo allows you to play England vs. Argentina.

'Sins of a Solar Empire' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sins of a Solar Empire is a real-time space strategy title under development at Ironclad Games. Unfolding the fate of three unique factions, Sins of a Solar Empire is the first chapter in an epic science fiction saga.

Foundation 9 Secures Hefty Investment

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Independent developer Foundation 9 Entertainment announced today that it has received a significant capital infusion from Francisco Partners, which will fund up to $150 million over the next few years, with access to further resources as necessary for Foundation 9’s organic growth, IP development, and future acquisitions.

'Legendo's Dracula Twins' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 8:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dracula Twins is a new platform action game from Legendo Entertainment where poor old Count Dracula has been kidnapped by a wicked inventor - the dreadful Dr. Lifelust – who wants to live forever and plans to use vampire blood to create an elixir of life!

'Painkiller: Hell Wars' (Xbox) Gets Delayed... Again

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

DreamCatcher today announced that it is extending the development time for Xbox FPS Painkiller: Hell Wars. The additional time will be used to fine tune the gameplay so it delivers a fun, high-quality, action-packed gaming experience.

'City Life' - Bonus Pack 1 Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 5:09 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. This first bonus pack includes tools to import and export buildings, edit and modify them to your heart's content, as well as tutorial documents and a few samples.

Sony Releases v2.71 PSP Firmware

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has released yet another new update for its PSP firmware, bringing it to v2.71 for the Japanese, North American and European PSP editions. The new update adds a few small tweaks, like the ability to download demos (LocoRoco and Kazou, a sudoku game) directly onto your Memory Stick Duo through the PSP browser, as well as Location Free player and Portable TV support, allowing you to watch news and follow the World Cup action on the go.

'Alien Shooter 2' - Demo No Longer Available

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 4:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Alien Shooter 2, hack 'n slash gameplay gets dropped into a science fiction storyline packed with dozens of weapons and vicious alien life forms. Sigma Team mistakenly released the wrong demo and asked us to retract the file. Proper demo expected later this month...

Wii Preview - 'Red Steel'

by Alicia on June 1, 2006 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Red Steel is an action-packed first-person experience with the weapon in their hand – literally. An engaging storyline unfolds as you learn that your fiancĂ©e has been kidnapped and her father – a Japanese mafia kingpin – murdered by a rival gang. The only way to save your loved one and defend your honor is to journey from Los Angeles to Japan and confront the Tokyo underworld.

PC Preview - 'Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War'

by Arkalem on June 1, 2006 @ 4:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is a detailed real-time strategy game that lets players completely command one of the four mightiest empires of the ancient world: Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Persia.

'Ford Racing 3' - InstallShield Fix Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ford Racing 3 allows gamers to "drive" 47 Ford vehicles, ranging from futuristic concept cars to classic cars, as well as off-road vehicles and pure-bred track racers. Empire has released a tiny fix for the installshield addressing an issue when you had FR2 already on your system (thanks 3DGamers ).

Conspiracy Signs 'Flipper Critters' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Conspiracy Entertainment Europe is pleased to announce the signing of Zen Studios' Flipper Critters, a fully 3 dimensional, original new gameplay experience based on classic pinball. Unlike most games, which take place on small, closed tables, Flipper Critters pinball takes place on a much bigger scale.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is Nintendo's latest incarnation in the popular Super Smash Bros. series of titles. Super Smash Bros. Brawl for the Wii will feature all new characters ranging from Kirby and Wario to Samus, and even Metal Gear Solid's Snake.

'Titan Quest' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 3:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Titan Quest is an action RPG set in the ancient mythical worlds of Greece and Egypt. With an arsenal of more than a thousand pieces of unique and legendary equipment, players will have to overcome terrifying monsters and mythical beasts in their quest to save humankind from the Titans.

'Determinance' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Determinance is a free-form multiplayer sword-fighting PC title which has been in development for three years. It boasts an intuitive mouse-based control-system and has been developed using Garage Games' Torque engine.

AMD Looking to Acquire ATI ?

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Industry analysts are speculating that CPU manufacturer Advanced Micro Devices may be looking to acquire graphics card ATI Technologies, consistent with AMD's strategy to increase capacity over the next few-years. Analysts believe ATI is a rare-buy in the semiconductor space right now given the near-term tie-up dynamics and while it has been rumored before, recent financial figures make people believe the time is right.

'Steam Client' & 'Source Engine' Gets Steamy Update #44

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details about a hefty update to its Source engine and the Steam client itself. This update updates source engine base content to support new engine features, brings the friends list out of beta, added a file defrag option and various other tweaks and fixes. Read more for details, or just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'Nacho Libre Comic Book Creator' Announced

by Rainier on June 1, 2006 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Planetwide Games announced today the upcoming release of Nacho Libre Comic Book Creator. Nacho Libre fans will now be able to create their own Nacho Libre comics and comic books from key movie scenes, characters, tag lines, audio and graphics from the film.

PC Review - 'RF Online'

by Dan Barrow on June 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

With stunning in-game visuals and jaw-dropping character and environment detail, RF Online is an incredible next-generation MMO game. It features a unique blend of magical fantasy mixed with futuristic science-fiction action and sees players engaging in the most epic battles ever seen in an MMO role-playing game.