'WarCraft 3: RoC' & 'TFT' - v1.20e Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 10:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released new update patches for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos as well as The Frozen Throne. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.20e and fixes a multiplayer exploit and tweaks the (2)TerenasStand map. Read more for download links ...

Various Game Trailers #814

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 10:26 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:

  • Need For Speed Carbon - Trailer
  • Glory of the Roman Empire - Trailer #2
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic - Trailer


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

Radical Entertainment Co-founder Calls It Quits

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 6:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the Montreal Gazette, Radical president Ian Wilkinson announced today he is calling it quits and resigned, replaced by chief operating officer Kelly Zmak. No details were given as to why Ian so suddenly left the company he founded 15 years ago. A little over a year Vivendi purchased the Canadian developer, currently working on Scarface: The World Is Yours and was previously known for Crash Tag Team Racing, the Incredible Hulk, and The Simpsons: Hit & Run.

'Micro Machines v4' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has released a demo for its miniature racing game Micro Machines v4, giving you the opportunity to race against 3 additional people on three tracks (kitchen, a chicken coop, and on top of several unidentified rooftops), as well as a quick battle singleplayer mode against AI.

'Tony Hawk's Project 8' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 4:42 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.

'Day of Defeat Source' Summer Update Details

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced a Day of Defeat: Source Summer 2006 update featuring a free map pack, a new gameplay style, Detonation, two brand new missions (Jagd, Colmar). On top of that, it will also add new gameplay enhancements such as spawn clip adjustments, improved hit location detection, and weapon balancing. The DoD: Source Summer 2006 update is scheduled for release on June 28.

'TOCA Race Driver 3' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Race drivers will be competing in a massive variety of the world's most aggressive motor sports, complete with explosive damage effects, head-to-head online multiplayer racing and a game engine rebuilt for a greater degree of simulation.

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' Gets Steamy Patch

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tripwire Interactive is pleased to announce that the next patch for Red Orchestra is now available through Steam, adding new weapons, file reductions to speed up loadtime, numerous map changes, and the usual game tweaks, item balancing, crash and bug fixes. Read more for details ...

'Armed Assault' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint creators Bohemia Interactive Studio will reacquaint gamers with the ultimate in realistic, combat gaming. Armed Assault features a new engine with a fresh modern setting. Freedom of action and immersive complex environments, blended with a unique touch of total simulation.

Microsoft and Nintendo to Headline Penny Arcade Expo

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Penny Arcade announced that exhibit space is now sold out for its upcoming PAX gaming fest. PAX '06 attendees can expect to get hands on with yet-to-be-released games and products from Microsoft, Nintendo, Nvidia, ArenaNet, America's Army, Turbine, NCSoft, Ubisoft, Mythic, Sabertooth Games, Foundation 9, Rockstar, Flying Lab, Creative Labs, The Behemoth, Garage Games and Red Octane among others.

'Championship Manager 2006' - International Management Patch #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The all-new Championship Manager 2006 offers a wide range of innovative new features and is the most realistic version to date, offering the player a true taste of football management. This patch #2 adds new features, various game tweaks, updates the GUI, match engine, fixes various bugs and crashes, and plenty more ..

'NFL Head Coach' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 2:07 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 the first patch for the retail/boxed version of the game, addressing some multiplayer issues.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (X360) DLC #2 - Screens

by Judy on June 22, 2006 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that its downloadable content Chapter 2 for Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter for X360 is now available for download via Xbox Live Marketplace. This content package will allow players to continue the co-op campaign through Nicaragua with four all-new missions and adds more playable multiplayer maps.

Thursday June 22, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on June 22, 2006 @ 10:26 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:

'Chromehounds' (X360) - 11 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 9:47 a.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.

'NHL 07' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Washington Capitals rookie phenom Alexander Ovechkin has signed with Electronic Arts to be the cover athlete and spokesman for its EA SPORTS branded NHL 07 game.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar' Officially Announced

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stardock Entertainment today announced the first expansion to its award-winning strategy game, Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords, as well as a new worldwide-publishing division operating under the Stardock Entertainment brand.

'Interview With Made Man' (PS2/PC) Now Known As 'Made Man' - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mastertronic announced today it has signed Silverback Studios' action game Made Man. Prepare to get 'made' in the most compelling and thrilling mafia experience you've ever seen. Work up the ranks of The Mob, from opportunist G.I. fighting in Vietnam, to 'wise guy' on the make, doing deeds and winning favor from the Don in New York City.

Konami Acquires Blue Label Interactive

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 8:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami today announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Blue Label Interactive, and plans to enter additional mobile entertainment ventures beyond gaming.

'NHL 2K7' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports announced today that NHL All-Star center Joe Thornton of the San Jose Sharks is the official spokesman and cover athlete for NHL 2K7. The 2005-06 NHL assist and points leader was the catalyst behind the San Jose Sharks' 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs run, and has established himself as one of the best centers in the NHL.

'World Tour Golf' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Tour Golf is destined to capture the player's imagination by fusing the features of real-world golf, high-end graphics, accurate animation and a unique control system. Oxygen Interactive announced that it has added Sergio Garcia and Justin Rose to the World Tour Golf's line-up of international golfing talent.

Illusion Softworks Acquires Pterodon

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 5:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It has been a bit quiet around Vietcong developer Pterodon, and after several months, the reason has been revealed. As it turns out, Pterodon has been acquired by fellow Czech Republic developer Illusion Softworks nine months ago. Technically, Pterodon still exists but is merely a shell company. All employees were moved to Illusion and are working on Enemy In Sight, recently sold off by ailing Atari to a yet-unknown publisher.

1C Company Opens Up Shop In the UK

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 5:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Russian publisher/developer 1C Company announced today the opening of its British office in July 2006, led by industry veteran Peter King, previously active at Activision as Business development and Emerging Markets manager, and Novalogic as European Sales Director.

'Sonic The Hedgehog' (PS3/X360) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 4:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic The Hedgehog melds top-tier animation production values with next generation art, physics and game design to create the most intense, high velocity Sonic adventure yet! Featuring interactive 3D environments, a large cast of new and returning characters, and a blistering sense of speed, get ready for the reinvention of Sonic The Hedgehog!

Sin Episodes Developer Diary #11

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 4:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ritual has released another developer diary, in blog format, with information and media for the new Arena mode update coming soon, details for an upcoming patch for Sin Episode 1, information about their statistics tracking website, SDK / Developer Wiki information, SiN Episode 2 details, and an E3 2006 summary of events.

X06 Date And Location Pinned Down

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 3:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that X06 will be held on 27th and 28th September this year. It was also revealed that the glamorous, cosmopolitan and cultural city of Barcelona will be playing host to this year’s exclusive event.

'Need for Speed Carbon' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today officially announced the next installment in the Need for Speed franchise, Need for Speed Carbon. Scheduled for release in November 2006, NFS Carbon delivers the next generation of adrenaline-filled street racing and will challenge players to face the ultimate test of driving skill on treacherous canyon roads.

'Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light' (PSP) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ignition announced today its plan to release the PSP exclusive 3D role-playing game Blade Dancer: Lineage of Light in Europe. Blade Dancer is one of the first RPG title for the PSP that adopts a dynamic multi-player system. Gamers can now play an RPG with anyone, anytime, anywhere.

'Real World Golf 2007' (PS2/PC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 3:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using the revolutionary Gametrak system that allows players to track their swing in real-time. Real World Golf 2007 features a brand new in-game engine built from the ground up and a host of new courses and features to further enhance the virtual golfing experience.

PSP Review - 'Splinter Cell Essentials'

by Agustin on June 22, 2006 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Essentials takes players deep into the Splinter Cell saga. Experience all-new missions and objective exclusive to the PSP system, and discover the untold story of Sam Fisher through flashbacks to various missions from the entire Splinter Cell franchise, including Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent.

PC Review - 'Heroes of Might and Magic V'

by Arkalem on June 22, 2006 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Heroes of Might & Magic V benefits from the features and characteristics that established the success of the initial saga while offering a wealth of innovations such as a highly immersive scenario, a variety of appealing factions, modern 3D graphics, a revolutionary tactical combat system, and a story-based campaign mode.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 22, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News