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'NFL Head Coach' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 11:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NFL Head Coach is a 3D strategy sports game that challenges gamers to build and manage every aspect of a football team from the ground up, and work with all coaches in the NFL Coaches Club. EA has released a demo allowing you to try out various features, training, coaching sessions and game day plays.

Various Game Trailers #807

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 11:49 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:

  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas [PS3/X360] - Walkthrough Trailer
  • Guitar Hero II [PS2] - Trailerpack
  • Baten Kaitos II [NGC] - Intro Movie
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusader - Trailer #3
  • The Witcher - E3 Story Trailer
  • Joint Task Force - Behind the Scenes #1


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

New 'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' Plug-in Coming June 15

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 9:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda announced that its newest TES IV plug-in, Mehrunes' Razor, will be available on Xbox Live and OblivionDownloads.com this Thursday, June 15th. 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 ...

'Warfare' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warfare is a real-time global war simulator with real material and it's devoted to a conflict in the Near East. There are two campaigns, one for the USA, the other for Saudi Arabia. The main goal of the first campaign is taking full control of the region; the second one is coming to power in Saudi Arabia and achieving the withdrawal of all American troops.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' Narrows Down Release Date

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 5:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GSC Game World sent out a newsletter officially confirming the Q1 2007 release date of the long-awaited survival FPS, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. The oft-delayed title was originally scheduled for a 2003 release so we're not sure if this date is set in stone, but it's something.

In-Game Advertising Revenue to Top $400 Million by 2009

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to Parks Associates, PC in-game advertising will increase from $80 million in 2005 to more than $400 million in 2009. In 2005, U.S. Internet gamer households received about $0.10 worth of advertisement-supported gaming content on a monthly basis, compared to $50 worth of TV content.

'Sword of the Stars' Beta Test Sign-ups

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive along with their North American co-publishing partner, Destineer Publishing, today announced that PC gaming application provider Xfire will be hosting a closed beta program for their 4X strategy game, Sword of the Stars, and are now accepting applications for the closed beta test.

Tuesday June 13, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 1:57 p.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:

'Tomb Raider: Legend' (PSP) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Tomb Raider: Legend, Lara comes alive with intricately animated expressions, moves and abilities. An arsenal of modern equipment, such as a magnetic grappling device, binoculars, frag grenades, personal lighting device and communications equipment. Eidos announced the PSP edition will ship June 21st in North America.

'Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle' Coming to North America

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment announced it signed a North American publishing deal for Barrow Hill: Curse of the Ancient Circle, a mystery adventure game bringing the eerie Cornish landscape to life. With only one night to unravel a sinister story using real archaeological techniques, you will experience the powerful mystic forces of an ancient burial ground known locally as Barrow Hill.

Chinese Gamers Flock to 'EVE Online' Open Beta

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first day of EVE Online's open Beta in China resulted in a new world record for the number of simultaneous users playing in the same game world, as more than 30,000 users logged into the game server just hours after opening, and over 200,000 players from China registered for the game during the first day of the open Beta.

'David Douillet Judo' (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

David Douillet Judo will be a realistic representation of the competitive sport allowing you to work your way up through regional, national and international tournaments and qualify to face off against the reigning champion himself, who is technical adviser on the project.

'Paradise' - v1.1.1 US Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 11:37 a.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 North American version only, and addresses various bugs, glitches and issues with older (Geforce 4) gfx cards.

'Babysitter Wanted: The Game' Revealed

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Big Screen Entertainment Group has joined forces with the development team of Maxim Software, known for the PC edition of The DaVinci Code, to develop the movie-to-game adaptation of its upcoming horror/thriller title, Babysitter Wanted.

'War Front: Turning Point' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Front: Turning Point explores an alternate World War II, one in which Hitler is assassinated in the early days, and you will take command of experimental weapons, prototype vehicles and units rarely seen in strategy games in an attempt to alter or secure the historical outcome of World War II.

New Backwards Compatibility Update Available Over Xbox Live

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised a few days ago by Peter Moore, Microsoft has released a new backwards compatibility update, now available over Xbox Live. This free update adds 21 more titles to the original Xbox games that can be played on your Xbox 360, such as Star Wars Battlefront, Lego Star Wars, Doom 3, Silent Hill 4 and several others ...

'Glory of the Roman Empire' Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Glory of the Roman Empire is an empire-building simulation set during the height of the glorious Roman Empire. In the game, the player assumes the roles of city planner, governor and military leader. CDV will released a 500mb Glory of the Roman Empire tomorrow, Wednesday at 9AM PST, featuring half a dozen missions, and we will of course have it on our fileserver network.

'Mercury Meltdown' (PSP) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While it was already introduced back in May during E3, Ignition Entertainment today officially announced the sequel to Archer Maclean’s Mercury. Once again taking control of the liquid Mercury blob, players must avoid various obstacles and hazards to reach the end goal.

'Field Ops' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Reality's Field Ops, previously known as Ghost Wars, brings together, in a unique presentation, the two favorite genres of PC gamers; Real-Time-Strategy and First-Person Shooter. Freeze Interactive has postponed the game from its initial November launch date to Q1 2007, in order to focus on the game's multiplayer mode, an area that Freeze hopes to match the likes of Battlefield, from which it draws inspiration (thanks TVG).

'Mario Hoops 3-on-3' (NDS) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 6:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get that magic touch. There are plenty of basketball games out there, but none with the hands-on control of Mario Hoops 3-on-3. Players use the touch screen to get their game on as they execute tricky dribbles, special passes and sweet shots – all with strokes and taps of the stylus.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v2.4 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v2.4 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth (thanks Werner).

'Totally Spies! 2: Undercover' (GBA/NDS) Announced

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced the development of Totally Spies 2!: Undercover for NDS and GBA. Totally Spies! is the hit animated TV series that stars three teenaged girl super-spies from Beverly Hills who fight international crime.

'Super Dragon Ball Z' (PS2) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 4:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by former Street Fighter II producer Noritaka Funamizu’s new studio, Crafts & Meister, Super DBZ promises fans and gamers incredible on-screen damage and an abundance of intense combos.

PC Preview - 'Dominions 3: The Awakening'

by David Wanaselja on June 13, 2006 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dominions 3 will build on the foundation of Dominions II, taking an already proven formula of addictive strategic gameplay and enhancing it in many ways, either from the input of the Dominions community, or straight from the minds of Illwinter.

'Micro Machines v4' (ALL) Goes Gold - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After a four-year hiatus and a move from Atari back to its original publisher, Hasbro's Micro Machines v4 promises to bring its own hilarious brand of mini multiplayer madness. Micro Machines v4 has now gone gold and is speeding towards its June 30th launch date.

'Street Fighter Alpha Anthology' (PS2) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 1:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fighter Alpha Anthology is a compilation of the entire Street Fighter Alpha arcade series, including SF Alpha, SF Alpha 2, SF Alpha 2 Gold and SF Alpha 3 which have never before been available together in one package. As an added bonus, Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix is included which brings the total to five action packed games on one disc.

PC Review - 'Battlefield 2: Armored Fury'

by Arkalem on June 13, 2006 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

NDS Review - 'Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball MAX'D'

by Bill Lange on June 13, 2006 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Greg Hastings' Tournament Paintball MAX'D introduces the franchise's speed and innovative controls onto handheld systems for the first time. A handheld first, the title allows gamers to switch shooting from hand to hand, lean and shoot from both the left and right hand side, and snap up to shoot from behind lower obstacles.

'Raid over the river DS' (NDS) Game Details

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Polish developer Nibris, known for the Wii upcoming gothic horror Sadness, revealed a little bit of the storyline Raid over the river DS, a vertical shooters and the first title in the series of two, with the second one is going to be realized for Wii.

'coreFootball' - Screens

by Rainier on June 13, 2006 @ 1:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Played entirely in the user's internet browser, coreFootball will earn its next-generation status by being the only online title that provides consumers the opportunity to compete against each other in real-time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.