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'TimeShift' (X360/PC) Gets Hollywood Voice-overs

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 10:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi has signed high-profile Hollywood actors Dennis Quaid, Nick Chinlund and Michael Ironside to take on characters in Sabre Interactive's FPS TimeShift, which allows players to slow, stop or reverse time in order to overcome difficult scenarios and defeat challenging enemies.

Various Game Trailers #841

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 10:30 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:

  • Disgaea 2 [PS2] - Trailer #2
  • Just Cause [PS2/Xbox/X360/PC] - Trailer #2
  • Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 [NGC] - Trailerpack


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

'Saint Seiya: The Hades' (PS2) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 8:45 p.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.

'Birth of America' Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 8:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ageod and Strategy First are pleased to announce that Birth of America has gone gold. In Birth of America you control one of the major contenders in French & Indian Wars, and the War of the American Independence, trying to achieve military and political victory.

Blizzard Bans 59,000 'World Of Warcraft' Accounts

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 7:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In keeping with Blizzard's aggressive stance against cheating in World of Warcraft, it banned over 59,000 accounts in the month of May, and with that removed well over 22 million gold from the economy across all realms. The banned accounts were taking part in activities that violate the game's Terms of Use, including using third-party programs to farm gold and items, which severely impacts the economy of a realm and the overall game enjoyment for all players.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' (PS3/X360/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 4:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop, two superpower alliances emerge. Join the battle on the frontlines of tomorrow as the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance.

'Titan Quest' - v1.11 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 4:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Titan Quest is an action RPG set in the ancient mythical worlds of Greece and Egypt. This v1.11 patch adresses various crash bugs, multiplayer issues, as well as some video and editor problems. Read more for a detailed fix list.

'World of Warcraft' Movie Contest

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xfire and Blizzard announced today a new World of Warcraft movie contest, inviting entrants from the US, Canada, and Europe to create movies using the World of Warcraft game and submit them in one of four categories: Short Film, Comedy, Music Video/Dance, and Drama/Action. A total of $23,000 in prizes will be awarded during the contest to entrants submitting the best movies.

'GODS: Lands of Infinity' - v1.40 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 1:47 p.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 v1.40 patch (for German, Russian and Polish editions) fixes a number of bugs, as well as improving both the user interface and game performance.

Play the 'LocoRoco' (PSP) Demo and Win Prizes

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From now through August 19, PSP owners will be rewarded for playing the downloadable LocoRoco v1.01 demo. For a limited time only, Sony will be giving away special LocoRoco Thank-You Gifts to everyone who successfully leads enough LocoRocos to the goal. Read more for details ...

'GUN Showdown' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GUN Showdown puts players in the role of Colton White, a vengeful gunslinger making his way through the untamed West of the late-1800s where the lines between good and evil are blurred and greed, lust and brutality were a way of life.

'Distant Guns: The Russo-Japanese War at Sea' Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Storm Eagle Studios announced that its debut title, Distant Guns: The Russo-Japanese War at Sea, has gone gold, delivering all the action you would expect from a top notch 3D simulation combined with all the detail you would expect from a serious historical simulation.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At home or on the go, challenge the world's top golfers in all-new PGA TOUR Mode, featuring training sessions, practice, and The FedEx Cup, the new PGA TOUR championship playoff system. Hone your skills in the all-new Shooting Gallery, then play as or against 11 players, including John Daly, on 12 championship courses.

'DarkStar One' Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV USA announced that North American version of its space adventure title DarkStar One has gone gold today, and will ship to retail on August 14, 2006.

Cryptic Studios is Hiring

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City of Heroes/Villains developer Cryptic Studios announced today that the company is actively searching for new talent to join their development team.

'Hard Rock Casino' (PSP/PS2) - 60 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamers can try their luck at more than 20 different casino games, including table games, machine games, poker rooms and sports bets, while experiencing high-stakes areas, invitation-only tournaments and many unlockable upgrades for your highly customizable character.

Wednesday July 26, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 9:41 a.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:

'Left Behind: Eternal Forces' Links Up With iTunes

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Left Behind Games is integrating links to the iTunes Music Store into the upcoming title, Left Behind: Eternal Forces, allowing gamers to easily navigate to the store and purchase music they hear during gameplay.

'Restless' Announced - Screens

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

UK developer Viperante announce its new adventure game, Restless, a dark, intense, suspenseful, and fright filled experience that begins with a former criminal defense attorney’s investigation into the disappearance of a young woman.

'Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War' - v1.12 UK Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is a detailed RTS game letting you completely command one of the four mightiest empires of the ancient world: Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Persia. This patch brings your UK retail game to v1.12 and addresses a mouse issue, network traffic, and the usual bug and crash fixes.

'Pac-Man World Rally' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 6:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords' - Updated v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 6:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II takes place in the distant future, when mankind has become a space-faring civilization and must contend with other extraterrestrial powers for domination of the galaxy. Stardock has released a v1.2 retail patch, which includes a few more updates and corrections. This updated version now support the French edition of the game (thanks Patches).

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 6:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pre-order Test Drive Unlimited for the X360, and automatically receive an exclusive in-game Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe download and enter the "Lifestyle Without Limits Sweepstakes," offering consumers the chance to win the a Lamborghini, a trip to Hawaii, a $5,000 Ben Sherman shopping spree or several other key prizes.

RTL Enterprises Signs 'Simon the Sorcerer 4'

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RTL Enterprises has signed a publishing agreement with German developer Silver Style, known for The Fall: Last Days of Gaia, for its upcoming adventure game Simon the Sorcerer 4. Originally scheduled for Q4 2007, RTL decided to postpone it until early 2007 instead.

'Star Fox Command' (NDS) - 42 Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 5:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Fox returns to its roots with a blistering space shooter on the Nintendo DS. Initially named Star Fox DS, Nintendo has finalized the title and is now known as Star Fox Command.

'Adrenalin' - 4 New Screens

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

Adrenalin is a game that successfully blends the genres of thrilling adrenalin-pumping racing and an economic management sim. The aim of a player is to not only become the fastest driver around, but to be a talented manager as well.

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' Gets Free Trial

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 4:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tripwire Interactive is pleased to announce a free full-game trial for Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. From Wednesday August 2 through Monday August 7, players can download and play the full multiplayer game via Steam.

'Formula One 06' (PS2/PSP/PS3) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fasten your seatbelt and be prepared for the race of your life as Formula One 06 brings players a brand new gaming experience, allowing you to get closer to the sport than ever before, and take part in the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship and truly interact with the sport.

'Secret Files: Tunguska' - Developer Q&A

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

The Secret Files: Tunguska is a point-and-click adventure game based on the mysterious Tunguska phenomenon that occurred in July 1908, in which the Siberian region of Tunguska was engulfed in an inferno of flames that turned everything into debris and ashes. Animation Arts and Fusionsphere Systems Lead Game Designer Jörg Beilschmidt tells us more about the game...

'East India Company' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In East India Company, players will enjoy building the world's most powerful trading empire and engaging in fierce battles in both single-player and multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic environment.

'NHL 07' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The golden age of console hockey will return when NHL 07 debuts with gameplay innovations that will allow players to feel like they are actually on the ice. Featuring an unmatched level of freedom and control, NHL 07 will represent a watershed moment in the history of the console hockey.

PS2 Review - 'Street Fighter Alpha Anthology'

by Chad on July 26, 2006 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fighter Alpha Anthology is a compilation of the entire Street Fighter Alpha arcade series, including SF Alpha, SF Alpha 2, SF Alpha 2 Gold and SF Alpha 3 which have never before been available together in one package. As an added bonus, Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix is included which brings the total to five action packed games on one disc.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'Premier Manager 2006-2007' (PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ZOO Digital Publishing has announced that it is to launch Premier Manager 2006-2007 in time for the new Premiership season on 18th August 2006.

'Galaga' Now Available On Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays continue with the launch of 'Galaga', one of the most popular retro arcade games of all time. Originally released in 1981 by Namco, the addictive action shooter marks its 25 year anniversary with a next generation debut on Xbox Live Arcade on July 26 for 400 Microsoft points ($5).

PSP Gets Its First Greatest Hits Titles

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America today announced that the first “Greatest Hits” for the PSP are now available. PSP owners can pick up five of the most popular first-party titles – Ape Escape: On the Loose, ATV Offroad Fury: Blazin' Trails, Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee, Twisted Metal: Head On, or Wipeout Pure – for $19.99 SRP.

'HouseFlip!' Announced

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HouseFlip! is a new game based upon the concept of buying, fixing and selling houses, a real estate simulator featuring a simple to use interface that quickly and painlessly introduces all of the major concepts in buying, fixing and selling houses for fun and profit.

'Zone of the Enders Portable' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on July 26, 2006 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After two episodes on the PS2, Zone of the Enders, created by MGS' Hideo Kojima, is making its debut on the PSP according the Japanese magazine Dengeki. Konami will be publishing it, but so far there are no further details, let alone a possible release date, or if it'll make it outside of Japan to begin with.