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'Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter' Map Pack #2 Details

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 11:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that GRIN is working on a second map pack for its tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter. Scheduled for release at the end of July or beginning of August, the new map pack will add 2 new game modes, Team Deathmatch and Hamburger Hill. Additionally, it will implement the death cam, a feature showing you how you died and who shot you. Read more to check out some screens ...

'The Kings of the Dark Age' - v2.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 10:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Kings of the Dark Age provides great medieval atmosphere to the player, with its realistic in-detailed economy, military and political management, complex and exciting battles and castle siege and colorful and eye-catching graphics. Zuxxezz has released a new v2.0 patch fixing all remaining bugs in the game, and improves gameplay features.

Various Game Trailers #837

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 6:28 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 :

  • Half-Life 2: Episode 2 - Extended Trailer
  • Forza Motorsport 2 [X360] - Customization Trailer
  • WH40K: Dawn of War - Dark Crusader - Tau Krootox Trailer
  • Mercury Meltdown [PSP] - Trailer #2
  • Paraworld - Board Trailer
  • Justice League Heroes [PSP/PS2/Xbox] - Trailer #3
  • Pac-Man World Rally - E3 2006 Trailer
  • Tokyo Xtreme Racer X [X360] - Trailer #2


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

Microsoft Confirms Portable Music & Entertainment Player

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 5:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft confirmed today its plans to release a new portable music and entertainment player called Zune. In fact there are plans for several products, the first one scheduled for later this year. Zune will compete with Apple's iPod, and aims to do so with various technological advances, such as the ability to transfer music and video wirelessly through wi-fi, and probably an online music store through its partnership with MTV. No pricing or details on its gaming capabilities were revealed.

'Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 4:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adds layers of strategy to your gaming experience by building mobile bases, wielding the power of terrifying Ion Storms on the battlefield, or customising your armies by combining units. Battle it out online with native voice-over IP, integrated clan support, and new spectator modes that let you play RTS games like a sport.

'El Matador' - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 4:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person action game with stealth elements set in the environment of the Central and South America. It takes proven features of the genre and enhances them with the latest technology, to provide the player with an opportunity to experience the excitement of espionage first hand.

Atari Europe Signs 'GTR 2'

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced today that it has signed an agreement with 10tacle studios to distribute GTR 2: FIA GT Racing Game throughout Europe. Widely applauded for its advanced realism and challenging gameplay, GTR wowed players and won audiences as it set the foundations for the competition to follow.

'The Darkness' (PS3/X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 3:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fearless Mafia hitman Jackie Estacado is part of the Franchetti crime family helmed by vicious cousin Paulie. On the eve of his 21st birthday, Jackie is suddenly possessed by the terrifying and spectacular powers of the Darkness.

'Sherlock Holmes: The Awaken' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 1:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogwares today revealed its third title in the Sherlock Holmes series. After Mystery of the Mummy, and The Silver Earring, the French studio is actively working on Sherlock Holmes: The Awaken, scheduled for release October 2006.

'Bet on Soldier: Blood of Sahara' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 1:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

German publisher Frogster has released a demo for the Bet on Soldier addon Blood of Sahara. Th addon takes place in a North African base of the VAN, where the embittered fight for important oil resources takes place. This German demo features one mission ...

Blizzard Opens Up Character Classes In 'World of Warcraft' Expansion - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard revealed today that with the release of WoW: The Burning Crusade players will finally be able to play classes that were previously unavailable to their faction: the blood elves are getting blood elf paladins, while the draenei will have access to the shaman.

'Samurai Warriors 2' (PS2/X360) - 92 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 12:21 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.

'The Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of the Three Kingdoms is a real-time war game set in China, AD 189, featuring new detail castle siege warfares and level up character system. Magitech has released a 3 mission demo ...

'Spider-Man: Battle for New York' (NDS/PSP) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spider-Man: Battle for New York allows gamers to take on the role of their favorite Super Hero, Spider-Man, and one of his famed nemeses, Green Goblin, in an original storyline which builds upon their legendary comic book rivalry.

Take-Two Settles Hot Coffee Investigation With FTC

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two announced today that following the 30-day period for public comment, the FTC has unanimously approved the Consent Order and Agreement with Take-Two and Rockstar Games. All outstanding matters pending before the FTC have been settled and no penalties or fines have been assessed.

'Killzone: Liberation' (PSP) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killzone is making its handheld debut with Killzone: Liberation, an all new, action-packed installment in the Killzone series has been developed especially for PSP and will feature a new intelligent third-person camera system – ideally suited for handheld gaming.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar will allow players to forge heroic legacies in the War for Middle-Earth, experience an evolving persistent recreation of Tolkien's fantasy realm where you can establish their unique reputations, and discover and wield legendary weapons in strategic battles, while adventuring solo or in Fellowships.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (PS3/PSP) Rumors Re-surface

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this year we reported that a leaked Bethesda release schedule revealed plans to bring TES IV: Oblivion to PS3 and PSP. Bethesda then responded saying nothing was announced yet, but now that rumor seems to have gained some more credibility by way of a pre-order/product page over at online retailer Gamestop. While the PSP version is still absent, the PS3 edition is listed with a tentative release date of November 6, 2006.

'Medieval II: Total War' Developer Diary #1 - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 7:49 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. Game Designer Dan Toose from Creative Assembly Australia tells us more about the game's diplomacy.

Microsoft Sells 5 Million X360s But Profit Drops

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 7:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today released its Q4 fiscal results, and while overall revenue increased, the profit dropped almost 24%. Most interesting, of course, are the games-related numbers, where Microsoft is happy to announce sales of its Xbox 360 are going steady, and it has now reached an install base of 5 million. Unfortunately, since the next-gen console is sold at a loss, that resulted in a 106% loss increase, even though revenue increased 94%. Microsoft hopes to achieve a positive margin over the Xbox 360 console life cycle, although so far, the original Xbox is still turning a profit.

'Call of Juarez' - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 6:06 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.

'Faster' Announced

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created by Spanish developers Digital Kickers, FASTER is an MMO game set in the not-too-distant future, an uncertain future where the only law is that the fastest pilot survives!

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 5:51 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.

'Endless Saga' (PS3/PC) Ends Prematurely

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 5:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While info on Endless Saga has always been scarce, it seems the Saga has ended before it even took off. PS3land.com contacted Webzen to inquire about the status of the project when it was told the game had quietly been cancelled due to lack of innovation and creativity. Endless Saga was a new MMORPG under development at D-Studio, for the PS3 and PC.

'Brian Lara International Cricket 2007' (PS2/X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters announced today that, after a 2 year hiatus, Brian Lara will return with Brian Lara International Cricket 2007 and officially feature the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007.

PC Review - 'Rush for Berlin'

by Thomas Leaf on July 21, 2006 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rush for Berlin is a tactical real time strategy game, set on the European battlefields of World War II, during 1944-45. The player's goal; to capture the German capital, as either the British/US/French alliance or the Red army of the Soviet Union.

'GTR 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In addition to all the favorite cars and tracks returning from GTR, the player will now be able to experience the thrill of driving a whole set of new and exotic sports cars on several new tracks. 10Tacle has released a GTR 2 demo allowing you to drive either the Ferrari 575 GTC or Murcielago R-GT, in time trial, or against up to 15 computer-controlled opponents, on the Barcelona GP circuit.

Jack Thompson Not Considered A 'Friend of the Court'

by Rainier on July 21, 2006 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Federal District Court Judge James Brady has denied Jack Thompson's filing of an amicus curiae ("friend of the court") motion in the ongoing lawsuit over Louisiana's recently-enacted video game law. If it had been approved Thompson would have been able to provide information to the court even though he is not a party to the lawsuit.