Archives by Day

October 2014
SuMTuWThFSa
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031

Advertising





'Half-Life 2: Episode One' and 'Earth 2160' Get Steamy Update

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 7:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details on a small patch for its just released Half-Life 2: Episode One and Topware's Earth 2160. While the latter merely fixes the game incorrectly prompting for a CD key entry, the HL2: Ep. One part fixes some corrupted closed caption lines and addresses a bug in gameplay stats reporting. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

Various Game Trailers #804

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 7:36 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:

  • Rayman Raving Rabbids [ALL] - Bunnies Can't Play Football Trailer
  • Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War [PS3] - Trailer
  • Titan Quest - Dev Diary #7
  • Ship Simulator 2006 - Trailer


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

'Rome: Total War - Alexander' Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 6:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced that its Rome: Total War Alexander expansion pack will launch in June 19, 2006 and will only be available through digital download for $14.99. Rome: Total War – Alexander brings to life the meteoric rise of one of history's most brilliant generals: Alexander the Great.

'Halo Graphic Novel' 20 Page Sneak Peek

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 6:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Back in March we revealed that Bungie joined forces with Marvel Comics to work on a 128 page full-color jacketed hardcover, featuring all-new adventures from within the Halo Universe. Until its anticipated July 2006 release, the 20 pages we offer as a sneak peek will have to do ...

Friday June 9, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 6:14 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:

'Point Blank DS' (NDS) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 5:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With stages from all three classic arcade games in the series being included in the new portable collection, fans of the popular shooting series will have their hand-eye coordination tested, by using the DS stylus as their weapon of choice to shoot down everything from clay pigeons to aliens in the fun mini games of Point Blank DS.

'Half-Life 2: Episode One' Tops European Charts

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 5:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve that announced Half-Life 2: Episode One debuted at #1 on retail PC game charts across Europe, including the dominate markets of Germany, UK and France. Episode One, released at retail outlets and via Steam on June 1st, is the first in a trilogy of episodes that will conclude by Christmas of 2007.

'CellFactor' (X360/PC) - Updated Tech Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CellFactor is a FPS set in a warfare industrial atmosphere. As the plot develops, you'll gain access to other two main characters as well, each one with distinctive singularities in the game play. This updated tech demo features the AGEIA PhysX level we have seen demonstrated in the past few trailers...

'HCA: The Ugly Prince Duckling' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

You control the 14 year old H.C. Anderson in a 3rd person adventure/action game taking place in the Copenhagen of the Golden Age around 1820. The game is inspired by HCA's famous fairytale universe but is primarily based on HCA's own life story in his pursuit of fame and success as an artist.

EA Plans 'Battlefield 2142' Open Beta and Demo

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 2:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a short interview with a BF 2142 fansite, DICE revealed that in order to learn about large scale issues, i.e. when 10 000’s of people playing at the same time, it plans to have a Battlefield 2142 open beta hoping to eliminate some of the problems EA encountered after previous launches. A regular demo will also be released shortly prior to the official retail launch.

'Cars' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Race to the finish line as you live all the fun and excitement of Disney/Pixar Cars. Play as all your favourite characters as you help Lightening McQueen capture the coveted Piston Cup Championship. THQ has released a demo allowing you to try out one track as Lightening McQueen.

'Myst' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Over a decade since PC adventurers first sampled the delights of Myst’s emotive and visual feasts, the new handheld development will engage the player like never before and literally take them to another world.

May Video Game Sales Drop 10%

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the industry was upbeat last month, with a 16% increase, May reversed the trend with a 10.2% drop compared to last year. Top titles for the month were Nintendo's New Super Mario Brothers and Brain Age, while last month's top titles, Ghost Recon Advanced Warfigther and Kingdom Hearts II were still going strong. Although the Xbox 360 is more widely available at this point, only 2 new titles shipped last month, and industry analyst speculate that the current to next-gen transition is still partly to blame for the slowdown in sales.

'Phantasy Star Universe' (PS2/X360/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantasy Star Universe offers two complete RPG experiences – a single-player action adventure spanning multiple planets, and a robust online multiplayer component that will support Xbox Live.

'Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg adds tons of new features including many player submitted suggestions. The v1.02 patch corrects a game crashing bug caused by the previous patch, as well as a dozen tweaks, improvements and gameplay enhancements.

'Neverwinter Nights 2' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neverwinter Nights 2 is an RPG set in the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms. It takes the player from the tiniest of villages into a sweeping tale of danger and war, chronicling their rise from a peasant to a full-fledged hero of the Realms, defending it against one of the greatest threats of the age.

'Battlefield 2' - v1.3 Beta Mod Toolkit Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released a beta version of the v1.3 mod toolkit for Battlefield 2, allowing the community to create its own content on par with the latest BF2 update patch.

Kuma Reality Games Sparks Virtual Dialogue With Iran Over Nuclear Arms Dispute

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kuma Reality Games announced today Assault on Iran, Pt. 3: Payback in Iraq, a video game simulating a realistic conflict between U.S. and Iranian forces over the development of nuclear arms. The newest chapter is a direct response to “Commander Bahman,” a game being developed by the Union of Islamic Student Societies.

'Zoo Tycoon 2' - v22.03.00.0013 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has released a new patch for Blue Fang Games' zoo building sim Zoo Tycoon 2. This update brings your English retail game to v22.03.00.0013 and improves performance and fixes a few issues with animals and guests.

'Moscow to Berlin: Red Siege' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moscow to Berlin lets the player experience the Eastern Front from both the Russian and the German perspectives. Prepare for the most challenging, and thrilling, tank battles of our time. Check the freshly launched official website, or read more for some new screens...

Macrovision and Double Fusion Team Up to Offer In-Game Advertising

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 5:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Macrovision and in-game advertising provider Double today announced that they have come together to launch a new in-game advertising offering via the Trymedia Network of online portals, ISPs and e-commerce sites.

'GODS: Lands of Infinity' - German v1.37 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 5:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GODS: Lands of Infinity is a role-playing game set in fantasy background, creating a perfect blend of trade strategy and casual adventuring. This v1.374 patch adds left button mouse control, fixes gfx issues. a bug fix and control issue.

'Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 5:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade will feature two new playable races, the Tau Empire and the Necrons, bringing the number of totally unique races to an unprecedented seven.

PSP/NGC/PS2/PC Preview - 'Pac-Man World Rally'

by Reldan on June 9, 2006 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Pac-Man World Rally is an original kart racing game that puts players behind the wheel as Pac-Man or one of 14 other classic Namco characters racing for the checkered flag while using unique power-ups and items to prevent their opponents from claiming victory.

Online Game Market Forecasted to Reach $13 Billion by 2011

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DFC Intelligence's latest report indicates that the online game market will grow from $3.4 billion in 2005 to over $13 billion by 2011, driven by the increase in broadband households, higher PC penetration and more connected console video game systems. During this time period North America is expected to challenge current market leader Asia as the leading region for online games.

'Faces of War' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In each mission of Faces of War, players will be leading a squad of 6 soldiers in a full 3D environment. Through the decisive European battles of World War II, they will be in command of Allied, Soviet and German troops. With innovative new in-game features, two battles will never be fought the same way.

'Capcom Puzzle World' (PSP) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom Puzzle World for the PSP is a collection with five amazing titles including the cult classic Super Puzzle Fighter II, Block Block, and the three-in-one Buster Bros. Collection.

'Chromehounds' (X360) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 3:35 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.

'Beltion: Beyond Ritual' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beltion: Beyond Ritual is an alternative fantasy role-playing, in development by Rostok-Games since 2004. Beltion allows the player a freeform gameplay with a mix of fantasy and historical reality of medieval Europe.

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer: Mark of Chaos is a revolutionary real-time strategy game set in the renowned Warhammer world, featuring epic battles within massive landscapes, while offering an astounding level of detail, from a bird's eye view down to the insignias on a warrior's armor.

'Joint Task Force' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2006 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Joint Task Force is a story of modern war where players match superior tactics and military technology against dangerous unconventional forces around the globe.

PC Review - 'American Conquest: Divided Nation'

by Keith Durocher on June 9, 2006 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Experience the American Civil War and key events immediately prior to and following the conflict that changed the United States. In Divided Nation, players take on multiple roles in 19th century America, including Civil War General, pirate commander and militia leader in the Texas War of Independence.

X360 Review - '2006 FIFA World Cup Germany'

by Thomas Leaf on June 9, 2006 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

2006 FIFA World Cup will feature stunning visual representations of the world's superstar players and official stadiums from each qualifying region. Gamers will be able to play as their favorite team from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the tournament in Germany.