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'Prey' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 9:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised, Take 2 has released a demo for 3DRealms/Human Head's upcoming sci-fi FPS, Prey. The single/multiplayer demo features approximately one hour of gameplay time, as well as two multiplayer maps and countless hours of gravityless action.

'World War II Combat: Iwo Jima' (Xbox/PC) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 8:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Welcome to the fight, soldier… The deafening thunder of artillery fire echoes the pounding heart in your chest as you wade onto a beach littered with the bodies of your fallen comrades. In front of you - 8 square miles of rugged volcanic island, broken by the weapons of war, and occupied by hostile Japanese forces. Welcome to hell on Earth.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Status Report

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 8:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Spellborn International, previously known as Khaeon, Spellborn uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine. TCoS Producer Erik 't Sas talks about the current state of the game and what to expect in the near future!

'Diabolik Evil's Origin' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 8:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diabolik Evil's Origin is a new 3D point 'n' click adventure game in works over at Italian development studio Artematica, previously known for titles such as Martin Mystere.

Various Game Trailers #813

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 8:17 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:

  • Titan Quest - Trailer
  • Hellboy [PSP/PS3/X360] - E3 2006 Trailer


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

'Perimeter: Emperor's Testament' Game Story Revealed

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 7:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Perimeter: Emperor's Testament, expansion pack to last year’s award-winning RTS, will feature all new & updated graphics, tons of new units and structures, a new soundtrack, and a total of 25 new missions.

'Madden NFL 2007' (ALL) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 7:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step up as the lead blocker to create a hole, and then take control of the tailback and smash through, overpower, or slash away from would-be tacklers as you fight for every yard. Innovative rushing controls give you a game-breaking ground attack featuring all-new jukes, cutbacks, and the distinct running styles of your favorite backs.

'Elebits' (Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mysterious and tiny creatures, the titular Elebits have been the source of the world's power for the past 10,000 years. While humans and Elebits have always lived in harmony, these friendly beings love to cause trouble, and it's up to players to track them down and put an end to their mischief.

'Micro Machines v4' Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 6:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters will be releasing a demo for its miniature racing game Micro Machines v4, giving you the opportunity to race against 3 additional people on three tracks set in a kitchen, a chicken coop, and on top of several unidentified rooftops. There will also be a quick battle singleplayer mode against AI. The demo will be available on our fileserver network tomorrow at 5PM PST (2 AM Euro time)

Louisiana Judge Puts Violent Video Games Bill on Ice

by Judy on June 21, 2006 @ 5:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reuters reported that a federal judge has agreed to an appeal made by video game industry groups, thereby prohibiting Louisiana from implementing its new law, which prevents sales of violent games to children under the age of 18. The legislation, which fined violators up to $2,000 and/or one year in prison, was signed into law last week by Governor Kathleen Blanco.

'Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising' - Screens & Trailers

by Judy on June 21, 2006 @ 4:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gods and Heroes, players become classic heroes of the ancient world, born of immortal blood. As a scion of the gods, each player will have the opportunity to pursue his destiny through a series of Epic Quests that will span all levels of gameplay, over time commanding amazing God Powers and acquiring famous weapons and treasure of myth.

DreamCatcher Brings 'First Battalion' to North America - 6 New Screens

by Judy on June 21, 2006 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher Games today announced that it will publish First Battalion for Windows in North America. Join the ranks as you take command of the First Battalion and lead your forces into one of the most intense and important wars in history! From the streets of Stalingrad to the beaches of Normandy, you will experience some of the greatest battles of World War II.

Eight More Companies Sign On For SpeedTree, New Version Released

by Judy on June 21, 2006 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

IDV announced today that it has added eight more developers to its growing list of SpeedTree customers. Midway, People Can Fly, Koei Canada, CD Projekt and several others have gone on record as users of SpeedTree for its wind effects, foliage editor, and dynamic LODs. SpeedTree 4.0 was also released, promising a host of new features. Read more for details ...

Bioware Celebrates Milestone with Giveaway Contest

by Judy on June 21, 2006 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

To commemorate its official fan community reaching 3 million registered users, BioWare announced today the "3 Million Member Celebration," which will feature prize giveaways. Goodies include an NVIDIA- and Microsoft-sponsored ultimate gaming system, X360 premium bundles, and NVIDIA 7800GTX 512MB graphics cards. Contest ends August 21st, so enter now!

'Tony Hawk's Project 8' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PS3/X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tony Hawk’s Project 8 immerses players in the definitive skateboarding experience using ultra-realistic graphics, enhanced physics and extremely responsive controls that simulate the feeling of skating with every trick and bail.

'Kirby DS' (NDS) Now Known As 'Kirby: Squeak Squad'

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally announced during E3 2006, but known under the working title Kirby DS, Nintendo seems to have finalized the name to Kirby: Squeak Squad.

'Bullet Witch' (X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bullet Witch is an action adventure taking place in the exceedingly bleak near future of 2013. Civilization is on the brink of extinction after demons begin appearing on the earth, and the player wades into the fray as a witch named Alicia.

Wednesday June 21, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 10:30 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:

'World of Warcraft' - v1.11 Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released the European version of the new update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v1.11 patch adds the new high-level Naxxramas dungeon, new armor, and the usual massive slew of bug and crash fixes, as well as balance tweaks.

'Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm is turn-based (each turn consists of two 40 second phases, the first for orders, the second for reactions and targeting) and has a great PBEM system for head to head play. There is a German and a Soviet campaign and all the campaign battles can be played as set battles as well.

'NBA LIVE 07' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that Tracy McGrady has been selected the new face of NBA LIVE 07. NBA LIVE 07 features Total Freestyle Control, giving you more control over athletes than ever before, a new AI system that is both intuitive and intelligent, combined with advancements to features like All-Star Weekend and Dynasty Mode.

'Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter' - Multiplayer Pack 1 Available NOW

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released the promised multiplayer pack for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter adding deathmatch mode, editor, additional co-op missions, automatic weapon kits, anticheat server option, better impact, teammate AI adjustments, and several bug and crash fixes.

'Virtua Tennis 3' (PS3/X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Tennis 3 gives gamers the opportunity to experience new levels of realism never thought possible on a home console system.

Activision Opens Up Shop In Korea

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision today announced that it has opened a publishing office in Seoul Korea through the acquisition of CSR Entertainment's software distribution operations. The new office will enable Activision to fully leverage its product portfolio in the territory, particularly the upcoming online multiplayer action game Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.

'Maelstrom' - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maelstrom is a groundbreaking strategy action epic which takes place on a devastated future Earth. In the wake of an apocalyptic ecological disaster, the planet is threatened by an alien invasion, thus becoming the battleground as a divided human race fights for survival.

'X-Men: The Official Game' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 21, 2006 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Men: The Official Game ties in with the upcoming movie X-Men: The Last Stand and provides the backstory. The new X-Men game, written by screenwriter Zak Penn and comic book writer Chris Claremont, lets you play as either Wolverine, Nightcrawler, or Iceman.

PC Preview - 'Sid Meier's Railroads!'

by Hugh McHarg on June 21, 2006 @ 1:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Combining the best of real-world and model railroads, Sid Meier's Railroads! puts you in charge of building your own railroad empire, running everything from steam-powered locomotives to more modern diesel and electric trains, managing cargo and your bottom line, all while engaging in corporate warfare against rival tycoons, slick entrepreneurs and robber barons.

X360 Review - 'Hitman: Blood Money'

by Andrew Hayward on June 21, 2006 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

When assassins from Agent 47's contract agency, The ICA, are eliminated in a series of hits, it seems a larger, more powerful agency has entered the fray. For Agent 47 it's business as usual, until he suddenly loses contact with The ICA. Sensing that he may be the next target, he travels to America, where he prepares to make a killing.