Video Game Industry Sues Oklahoma

by Judy on June 23, 2006 @ 5:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The computer and video game industry filed suit today in Oklahoma, requesting the state's new video game law be overturned. Similar laws have been deemed unconstitutional by six federal courts in five years, all rejecting the claims that violent video games incite aggression.

'DarkStar One' - Terran Race Revealed

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DarkStar One is an open-ended action/adventure title set in a huge universe populated by a variety of unique alien races. Players will take on the role of an intrepid young adventurer, Kayron Jarvis, as he explores space, upgrading and customizing his ship – the DarkStar One.

Various Game Trailers #815

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 3:16 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:

  • Battlefield 2142 - Trailer
  • Panzer Command: Operation Winter Storm - Trailer #4
  • Forza Motorsport 2 [X360] - Under The Hood Trailer
  • Crash Dummy vs. the evil D-Troit [PSP] - Trailer
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids - Bunnies Don't Do Vacuum Cleaning


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

'Fatal Inertia' (PS3) - 12 New Screens

by Judy on June 23, 2006 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the 23rd century, Fatal Inertia mixes street racing, demolition derbies and rallying with a futuristic setting where machines no longer need wheels and the laws of physics govern all. The sport is called Inertia and it's one that offers a heady mix of speed, combat and real world environments that can be used to make your victory and break your opponents.

'Empire' (ALL) Revealed

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chair Entertainment, comprised of former Advent Rising developers, today revealed its first project, an Unreal Engine 3 powered FPS Empire (thanks FS). Set in the future, during a second Civil War, the battle rages between the high-technology weapons on one side, and militia foot-soldiers on the other, devastating the cities, and overrunning the countryside.

'Just Cause' (PS2/Xbox/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Judy on June 23, 2006 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Just Cause, you take on the role of the flamboyant Rico Rodriguez - an undercover CIA operative specializing in regime change - as he tries to overthrow the corrupt government of San Esperito. This rogue South American island is suspected of stockpiling WMDs and it's your job to negate the threat to world peace.

'Super Monkey Ball Adventure' (PSP/NGC/PS2) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

NCsoft Reduces Its Staff By 70

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft acknowledged today that its Austin offices are undergoing an immediate restructuring including the difficult task of reducing members of its workforce, in particular GMs and QA staff.

'Steel Walker' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

OG-Soft's Steel Walker is an action game putting you in the cockpit of a mechwarrior battling against terrorists. The game will feature highly developed opponent AI, damage model, physics engine, 2 players mode and more.

'Cipher Complex' (PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Edge of Reality today announced the development of their own self-funded next-gen project, Cipher Complex. The first completely original title from EoR, is an intense, cinematic military combat game that will deliver a brutal shot of adrenaline straight to the hearts of next-generation gamers.

'PotC: The Legend of Jack Sparrow' (ALL) Gets Johnny Depp's Voice

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks today announced that actor Johnny Depp will lend his voice as Captain Jack Sparrow in the upcoming video game, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow.

'Madden NFL 07' (ALL) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The football pre-season kicks off with a bang as EA reveals the 35 songs that will be featured in Madden NFL 07. The bone-crunching action and heart-pounding adrenaline of the grid iron is intensified by the game's one-of-a-kind mix of rock and hip hop.

'Call of Juarez' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 3:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combine with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players.

Sonic The Hedgehog Celebrates Its 15th Birthday

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Born June 23, 1991 on the SEGA Genesis console. In honor of its beloved mascot's 16-bit roots, SEGA will release the game that started it all with Sonic The Hedgehog Genesis exclusively for the GBA this November. The game will feature two new additions to the classic 1991 debut including Sonic's famous Spin-Dash move and a new save ability.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (PSP/PS2/X360/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.

'New Super Mario Bros.' (NDS) Sells BIG

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After just 35 days on store shelves, New Super Mario Bros. for NDS has racked up sales in excess of one half million in the United States alone. That's a sell-through rate of more than 20 every minute since the game went on sale May 15.

'Red Steel' (Wii) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Steel is an action-packed first-person experience with an engaging storyline unfolding as you learn that your fiancée 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 L.A. to Japan and confront the Tokyo underworld.

'Wrestling Spirit 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grey Dog Software has released a demo for its sports management simulation software Wrestling Spirit 2, allowing you to try out the entire game and be permitted to continuously repeat 1 month of career mode, or 25% of a league season.

'Gang War' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gang War is an RTS game which possess both strategic and action elements. At any point in time, you can jump down and take control of your individual gang members. The game then changes from strategy to action where you're free to do anything from stealing vehicles to mugging citizens.

PC Review - 'Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday'

by David Wanaselja on June 23, 2006 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Hearts of Iron 2 is a dream come true for every armchair general and forces the player to choose sides when democracy, communism and fascism clash in the battles that changed history.

'Europa Universalis III' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's Europa Universalis III delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy, characterized by immense depth and historical content that charge its challenging gameplay with incredible replayability value.

PSP Review - 'Bust-a-Move Deluxe'

by Thomas Wilde on June 23, 2006 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Join Bob and Bub plus new characters, never before seen games and ways to play including spooky Ghost Mode! Pop matching colored bubbles to solve over 1000 a puzzles in a variety of game types including head-to-head play.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 23, 2006 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News