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'Samurai Warriors 2' (PS2/X360) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 11:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Samurai Warriors 2 is not a major change since its predecessor although the beat-'em-up will feature several changes compared to the original. You will be able to select from 20 characters each offering different ways of fighting, no load times when the action changes from interior to exterior battles, and new combo configurations and better special attacks.

ATI Decoder Selected For Xbox 360 HD DVD Player

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 11:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ATI Technologies announced today that Microsoft has chosen ATI's H.264 decoder for the Xbox 360 HD DVD player, bringing users sharper, more true-to-life visuals and smoother playback of high-definition content, up to six times the resolution of traditional DVDs all on a single disc.

Matt Firor Leaves EA Mythic

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 11:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a somewhat surprising move, it seems long time MMO creator Matt Firor has left the company he co-founded many years ago. Known for Dark Age of Camelot, Mythic was recently bought by Electronic Arts, renamed to EA Mythic, and is currently working on Warhammer Online. While there is no official statement just yet, it is widely believed Matt left to start a new developing company closer to home and shorten his commute time.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2' (PS2) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining action, fighting and light RPG elements, Budokai Tenkaichi 2 will send players into a rich story mode that spans the entire Dragon Ball, DBZ, and Dragon Ball GT series.

Korean Games Market to Hit $2 Billion By 2007

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

San Francisco-based Pearl Research published an 80-page Games Market in Korea study, where it forecasts the games market in South Korea will exceed $2.0 billion in 2007, driven by the fast growing online and mobile games market.

'LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

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

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy takes the fun and endless customization of LEGO and combines it with the epic story, characters and action from the original Star Wars movies that revolutionized pop culture forever.

Various Game Trailers #829

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 2:51 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:

  • Medieval II: Total War - Overview Trailer
  • Darkstar One - Dev Diary #2
  • Joint Task Force - Hero Trailer


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

'NFL Street 3' (PS2/PSP) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With NFL Street 3 you can play your style of football both on the ground and in the air in this newest iteration of the popular NFL STREET franchise. Show off your style and boost your score by performing stunning aerial moves, jumping into the air and collecting special items and game modifiers that hover above the playing field.

European Union Drops $357 Million Fine on Microsoft

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 2004, the EU ordered Microsoft to share program code with rivals as part of a ruling in its antitrust lawsuit. Now the EU believes Microsoft did not fully comply and imposed a $357 million fine, and threatened new penalties of $3.82 million a day beginning July 31. Microsoft of course immediately said it would appeal the fine in court, saying the unprecedented fine is not justified. EU Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes says after two years, she feels Microsoft has still not put an end to its illegal conduct, justifying the penalty payments.

'Scarface: The World is Yours' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 11:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scarface is a third person action shooter now coming for the first time to game consoles & PC worldwide. In a complex world filled with excess and greed, players can take the role of Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film.

'Pro Cycling Manager 2006' - v1.0.0.2 Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cyanide has released the first patch for its cycling title Pro Cycling Manager 2006. This v1.0.0.2 beta patch adds a db editor, fixes a few race & career mode issues, various other tweaks and optimizes multiplayer.

'America's Army: Overmatch' Adds Co-op

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

When Overmatch, currently in late beta, is released later this summer, it will debut several new features. America's Army has been focused on objective-based, multiplayer gameplay, but with Overmatch two new missions will be added that will pit Rangers and Special Forces against an overwhelming force of Enemy AI Soldiers and Vehicles. Read more for details ...

'Real World Golf 2007' (PS2/PC) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 10:55 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.

'Belief & Betrayal' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Belief & Betrayal is an adventure game putting the players into the role of the journalist Jonathan Danter, who - after the mysterious death of his uncle - gets involved in a dangerous church conspiracy, which has its roots through the centuries in the time when Judas got 30 silver coins for his betrayal of Jesus Christ.

Load Inc. Signs 'Mad Tracks' Digital Delivery Agreement

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Load Inc. has signed a worldwide agreement with American e-solution leader Element 5 allowing it to strengthen its global policy, and bring Mad Tracks closer to the final user.

'Pro Stroke Golf: World Tour 2007' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Stroke 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.

'Strike Fighters: Project 1' & 'Gold' - v07.10.06 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Third Wire Productions has released a new patch for its combat flight sim Strike Fighters: Project 1, as well as the Gold Edition. This v07.10.06 patch includes all previous service packs and many new and exciting features, fixes, and improvements.

'Wings Over Vietnam' - v07.10.06 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Third Wire Productions has released a new patch for its flight sim Wings Over Vietnam. This v07.10.06 patch includes many new and exciting features, fixes, and improvements.

'Wings Over Europe: Cold War Gone Hot' - v07.10.06 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wings Over Europe: Cold War Gone Hot is an air-combat game that delivers the excitement of a visceral, seat-of-your-pants dogfight experience -- flying in some of the most legendary jet fighters in history!

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach' Twilight Forge Module Launched

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine announced today the release of a second free content module for its MMO Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach. The Twilight Forge module features a new story module consisting of a series of adventures culminating in an epic encounter against a legendary foe, the Warforged Titan.

'Medieval II: Total War' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the most turbulent and bloody era in European history, Medieval 2: Total War will allow gamers to lead their armies across the battlefields of Europe and the Holy Land before discovering the Americas and doing battle with the fearsome Aztecs.

'Miami Vice: The Game' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Miami Vice The Game is a third-person action shooter set in present-day Miami. You will go deep undercover as narcotic officers Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs in the rich, glamorous and decadent world of Miami Vice, a place where badges don't count.

'NHL 07' (ALL) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today revealed the songs that comprise the NHL 07 in-game soundtrack. The largest song list ever incorporated into an EA hockey game, bands hail from serious hockey towns such as Montreal, Quebec (Priestess, Mobile), Toronto, Ontario (Pilate), Minneapolis, Minnesota (Quiet Drive), Buffalo, New York (Cute is What We Aim For), and Stockholm, Sweden (The Hellacopters).

'Half-Life 2: Deathmatch' Gets Steamy Update #50

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 5:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details on a new Half-Life 2: Deathmatch patch adding a player "ready" command, objects no longer hide tripwire slams, it explodes, and scores no longer get updated after the round is over, fixing the case where a player is standing next to a grenade or flaming barrel when the round ends. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'HistWar: Les Grognards' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Histwar: Les Grognards! is a revolutionary Napoleonic strategic and tactical war game that thrusts you into the thrilling and challenging role of the Commander In Chief of one of the many powerful Napoleonic armies between the years 1805 -1814 including the mighty French, Austrian and Russians.

'Monster Hunter Freedom 2' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 3:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest Famitsu issue gives the first details on Monster Hunter Portable 2, sequel to what is known in North America as MH Freedom. Borrowing various elements from Monster Hunter 2 on the PS2, the handheld sequel will feature ad hoc and online multiplayer, as well as new weapons and new locations such as snow covered landscapes. No release date was mentioned but surely more information will be released at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show.

'Saints Row' (X360) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An evolution in open world gaming, Saints Row provides an unprecedented amount of freedom to experience the game as the player sees fit. The game, based in the fictional urban surroundings of Still Water, is action adventure with its core as a third-person shooter.

'PoxNora' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 3:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Octopi announced today that people can now sign up for PoxNora's open beta and help test this new game. PoxNora draws the best elements from collectible trading card, tactical miniatures and fantasy roleplaying titles to create a unique online strategy game.

'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be introduced to the world of Ashan, the new setting for all future Might & Magic games. Ashan is a dark and unforgiving world, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by an apocalyptic prophecy: the Dark Messiah.

Rugby League 2 (Xbox) Features Tribal Warrior Challenge

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sidhe Interactive and Ngti Kimihia Hpu of Ngti Toa Rangatira announced today that Sidhe’s upcoming videogame title Rugby League 2 for Xbox would feature the traditional Mori Haka known as Ka Mate.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox Preview - 'Painkiller: Hell Wars'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on July 12, 2006 @ 1:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In “Painkiller: Hell Wars,” gamers play the role of Daniel Garner, who after an unfortunate car accident is trapped between Heaven and Hell. To escape purgatory and find his salvation, he must fight mobs of hellish monsters to stop an imminent Unholy War.

NDS Review - 'Cars'

by Arkalem on July 12, 2006 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Race to the finish line as you live all the fun and excitement of Disney/Pixar Cars. Play as all your favorite characters as you help Lightning McQueen capture the coveted Piston Cup Championship.

'Naruto RPG 3' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto RPG 3 is an RPG developed by Tomy featuring an original storyline, the ability to play as secondary characters, and includes multiplayer.

Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays Announced

by Rainier on July 12, 2006 @ 12:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft unveils Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays, a new program that will provide a regular launch schedule of new Xbox Live Arcade titles on the Xbox 360. Starting today, Xbox Live Arcade games will now go live worldwide on Wednesdays at 0800 GMT (Midnight Pacific) hitting gamers around the world all on the same day.