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'World of Warcraft' - US/AUS v1.11.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 11:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a small update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v1.11.1 update addresses softlock issues affecting some users at login and during battlegrounds.

'Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 6:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Al Emmo is a classic third-person, point and click adventure that follows the exploits of Al, who is sucked into a murder mystery on a desolate town Anozira, the legend of hidden Aztec treasure, in search of the Lost Dutchman's Mine (thanks AdventureGamers). This demo lets you explore part of the game...

'The Eye of Judgment' (PS3) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 5:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A totally unique way to play! With next generation camera technology, use your cybercode cards to choose your monster and watch it come to life before your very eyes. Start with 30 real cards and collect up to 110 for the ultimate deck.

Various Game Trailers #818

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 4:31 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:

  • Day Of Defeat Source - Jagd Trailer
  • NHL 07 [ALL] - Trailer #2
  • NBA Live 07 [ALL] - Behind The Scenes #1


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

Ubisoft Sales Up, Profits Down, Outlook Bright

by Judy on June 28, 2006 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today released its 2005-2006 annual results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. At €547M, sales were up 3% from the previous fiscal year. Profits, however, declined over 50%, from €24.7M to €11.9M, due to research and development for next-gen titles and increased marketing costs during the console transition. The initial investment has already begun to pay off, as next-gen titles composed almost 30% of their sales for the fiscal year.

'Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins' (PSP) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 3:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultimate Ghosts 'n' Goblins sees the triumphant return of valiant knight, Sir Arthur, as he must save the princess from the clutches of evil. Specifically recreated from the ground up, witness the evolution of the series with the inclusion of exciting upgrades and new gameplay features, all the while retaining the legendary qualities reminiscent to the property.

'FIFA Online' Breaks Record in Korea

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 3:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA and Korean Neowiz Corporation today announced that EA Sports FIFA Online has set a new record for the most Peak Concurrent Users (PCUs) in its opening month.

'Diner Dash' (GBA/NDS/PSP) Announced

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 3:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos and casual games publisher PlayFirst today announced a partnership to bring the PC downloadable brand, Diner Dash to handheld game platforms.

Wednesday June 28, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 2:16 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:

'Splinter Cell Double Agent' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 1:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent will completely revolutionize and reinvent the spy action genre by introducing an unprecedented double agent concept and an entirely new breed of game play that adds an exciting new dimension to the gaming experience.

'Darkstar One' - English Demo Coming Friday

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DarkStar One delivers fast-paced action within a vast and authentic universe, spectacular graphics, freedom of choice, a gripping story and the power to save the federal galaxy from its nemesis! CDV will release a 950 mb English demo Friday at 9am PST (6PM Euro time), replacing the earlier released German version, allowing you to check out an extensive tutorial as well as approximately 2 hours of gameplay with a large variety of worlds, equipment upgrades, and alien races.

'Medal of Honor Airborne' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medal of Honor Airborne is set to redefine the series by introducing players to an entirely new way of experiencing a WWII FPS – namely the fully interactive Airborne experience. This is the first game in the Medal of Honor series to be released on next generation platforms.

'Final Fantasy XII' (PS2) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XII shakes the series to its core with the introduction of a unique new combat system, while still honoring the franchise's reputation for epic storytelling, incredible spectacle, and compelling characters. Final Fantasy XII is undeniably FF, but it's also something completely different. Square Enix announced today FFXII will launch in North America on Halloween, October 31, 2006.

'PoxNora' Announced

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Octopi's PoxNora draws the best elements from collectible trading card, tactical miniatures and fantasy roleplaying titles to create a unique online strategy game.

'Yakuza' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yakuza is a thrilling, PS2 exclusive, action-adventure game created by producer Toshihiro Nagoshi and award-winning novelist Seishu Hase, taking players deep into the world of Japan's infamous underground organization.

'Exit 2' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taito revealed today that it is working on Kangaeru EXIT, sequel to last year's Exit. You play as Mr.Exit and are tasked with saving people out of buildings using logic, bypassing obstacles and solving puzzles. The new game will improve various aspects of the original such as improved control response, more focus on solving puzzles, additional usable objects (floating barrels, escalators), better character animations, and the game will feature a total of 110 levels. No release date was mentioned.

'Warhawk' (PS3) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Warhawk, players experience the thrill of white-knuckle aerial combat with hundreds of enemy fighters, bone-crunching armored assaults and high-intensity infantry combat in a massive, all-out war fought both on the ground and in the skies.

'One Piece: Grand Adventure' (NGC/PS2) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Join Monkey D. Luffy in the chaotic battles we have come to expect from the Strawhat crew, but this time with even more adventures featuring an additional game-play mode and mini-game filled quests. Create ruthless pirate gangs by teaming up with the likes of Chaser and Buggy the Clown, and search for treasure in over 20 ocean maps.

'Arcadia: Guild Of Heroes' Announced

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stormcloud Creations is proud to announce Arcadia: Guild of Heroes (aka The Arcadia Project), the very first fully community funded, community-assisted from the ground up PC game ever attempted. The project includes a special forum for pre-order users where you can play actual builds of the game and suggest ideas as its being created.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (ALL) Singleplayer Mode Detailed

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 9:54 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.

'Diver: Deep Water Adventures' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Biart announced today that it has finished development of its diving simulator Diver: Deep Water Adventures, and the game will appear in the nearest months in the shops of Russia, France and Germany, while other territories are currently under negotiation.

'Martial Heroes' Coming to Europe

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Martial Heroes is a Free-to-Play full 3D MMORPG based on an ancient Oriental story. It uses beautiful costumes made with papers and fabrics. There are various opportunities like the Guild War vs. Evil War system.

'Rage Hard' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rage Hard is a first person, multiplayer, tactical shooter. It is designed to be the best multiplayer experience possible. Set in a close future, couple of years from now, it will bring you the round based clashes between police squads, mercenaries, terrorists and different gangs of criminals.

'No Brakes: X Racing' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

No Brakes: X Racing is an arcade racing game in the works at indie developer Exotypos. The game includes all classes of cars from old RWD to modern sports cars, physics, and various graphical features.

'World Tour Golf' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 44 New Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 8:49 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.

PC Preview - 'CivCity: Rome'

by Hugh McHarg on June 28, 2006 @ 5:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

CivCity: Rome, developed by Firefly Studios, is new city building strategy game inspired by the world of Sid Meier's Civilization, allowing you to recreate the glory of Rome by building a small settlement into a mighty imperial city.

'Prey' (X360/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games and 3D Realms today announced that Human Head Studios' FPS Prey has gone to gold master and will be available in North America on July 11th and in Europe on July 14th.

'Resistance: Fall of Man' (PS3) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 4:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Resistance: Fall of Man, the U.S. and Britain band together in a last-ditch effort to save Europe and Asia from a horrific scourge. Humanity’s hope for survival is slim, and the tide of the battle rests on the shoulders of U.S. Army Ranger, Sgt. Nathan Hale.

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' And 'Mage Knight: Apocalypse' Coming to Europe

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai America and Deep Silver today announced an agreement to allow Koch Media to co-publish its RTS game Warhammer: Mark of Chaos and the fantasy RPG Mage Knight: Apocalypse in all European territories, both scheduled for release in late 2006.

'Saint Seiya: The Hades' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Saint Seiya: The Hades takes the Saint Seiya video game experience to the next level boasting a story from the most widely acclaimed chapter of the saga plus an overdose of innovative features and stunning enhancements designed to bring players closer than ever to the universe of mind-blowing 3D Cosmo battles.

'City Life' - Map Editor Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 3:36 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. Monte Cristo has released a patch for the in-game editor adding more textures and allowing you to modify grounds, building surfaces, and skyboxes.

Nintendo DS Makes Appearance in Stormbreaker Movie

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 3:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Nintendo DS makes its motion picture debut in the upcoming teen spy thriller Stormbreaker as Nintendo has signed an agreement with the film's producers that will turn the NDS into the ultimate spy gadget.

'Maelstrom' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 3:22 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.

PSP Review - 'Gradius Collection'

by Geson Hatchett on June 28, 2006 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Collection includes ports of the arcade shoot 'em up versions of the original four Gradius titles along with a port of the PlayStation's Gradius Gaiden. The port is enhanced with a new save feature and 16:9 display modes for the original two Gradius titles.

AGEIA and 1C Company Sign PhysX License Agreement

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGEIA Technologies today announced that Russian publisher 1C Company has signed a publisher-wide licensing agreement for AGEIA PhysX technology, allowing its internal development studios to implement PhysX into its upcoming titles.

New 'Dreamlords' Race Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamlords is an MMORTS game set in a persistent world in which victories and hard work will not pass unnoticed. Everything gained will make the player stronger for the next encounter. The world of Dreamlords expands as Lockpick reveals new race, the Covenant...

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on June 28, 2006 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News