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'NHL 07' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 9:27 p.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.

'Shady O' Grady's Rising Star' Open Talent Contest

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 9:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games and developer Gilligames are pleased to announce an open talent search for Shady O' Grady's Rising Star, the upcoming musical RPG. The "Are you a Rising Star?" contest, which runs from now until August 25, 2006, promises to provide would-be music gods and goddesses with the chance for worldwide exposure.

EA Sells More, But Profits Drop

by Judy on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced preliminary financial results for its first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2006. Net revenue for the first quarter was $413M, up 13 percent compared to $365M for the prior year. However, net loss has increased from $58M to $81M, compared to last year. Among the big sellers for Q1 were 2006 FIFA World Cup and NCAA Football 2007.

'DEFCON' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 5:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DEFCON, inspired by the 1983 cult-classic Wargames, is an online, competitive, multiplayer strategy game based around the theme of global thermonuclear war.

Various Game Trailers #846

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 4:53 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:

  • Blue Dragon [X360] - Trailer #2
  • Destroy All Humans! 2 [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer #2
  • NHL 07 [PS2/PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer
  • Pompolic: Call for Heroes - Trailer


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

'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' Gets MTV Video Music Award Nomination

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Funcom is proud to announce that the orchestral score for Dreamfall: The Longest Journey has been nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in the new “Best Video Game Score” category.

'NBA Live 07' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 2:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pull off moves only the pros perform as you replicate the styles of your favorite NBA players. Elevate to the rim for an electrifying dunk and bring the crowd to its feet, or look to your superstars to shift momentum with the game on the line.

'Age of Empires III' - v1.08 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ensemble has released the Age of Empires III v1.08 patch mainly focuses on adding balance changes to the game. Read more for details and download links ...

'Medieval II: Total War' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 11:42 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.

Tuesday August 1, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 11:32 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:

'Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting' Coming To Xbox Live Arcade Tomorrow

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tomorrow Xbox Live members will be able to download Capcom's Street Fighter II Hyper Fighting Arcade title from the Marketplace for 800 points. It will be available in all Xbox Live regions except Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore or Taiwan.

'Army of Two' (PS3/X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Army of Two will throw gamers into hot spots ripped from current day headlines where they will utilize unique TWO man strategies and tactics while seamlessly transitioning between playing with intelligent Partner AI (PAI) and a live player.

'Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run' (PS2/Xbox) Choose Your Mission Sweepstakes

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway announces the official details of the Spy Hunter: Nowhere to Run Choose Your Mission Sweepstakes. Beginning on August 1, 2006, contestants can enter to win one of 12 weekly prizes that include an iPod, Motorola RAZR Phone and more!

'Charlotte's Web' (GBA/NDS/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Charlotte's Web is an enchanting video game under license from Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products based on the upcoming feature film from Nickelodeon Movies/Walden Media/Paramount Pictures.

'Sword of the Stars' Goes Gold, Ships Early

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Destineer and Lighthouse announced that Sword of the Stars has gone gold and will launch into retail stores ahead of schedule on August 22nd, while Lighthouse Interactive will also begin shipping the game into various retail stores throughout Europe commencing September 1st.

'Guild Wars Nightfall' Prerelease Bonus Pack Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ArenaNet and NCsoft today announced a new retail package offering gamers a first look at Guild Wars Nightfall including a Guild Wars Prophecies and Factions 14 day trial, screens, mini strategy guide, artwork, preview trailers and a Guild Wars Nightfall Bonus Key, providing one additional character slot and 2 exclusive profession items.

'College Hoops 2K7' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports announced today that J.J. Redick, former star player for the Duke University Blue Devils (2002-2006) and one of the most highly decorated players in college basketball history, will grace the cover of College Hoops 2K7 and act as its official spokesman.

'Sonic Wild Fire' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic Wild Fire stars the Blue dude with the ‘tude on his first solo adventure since the original Sonic The Hedgehog in '91. This intense and exciting action game takes advantage of the Wii controller as Sonic combines his trademark high-speed action with easy to play controls to offer a brand new experience!

'Samurai Warriors 2' (PS2/X360) Coming to Europe - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 6:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Koei announced that it is bringing Samurai Warriors 2 to Europe this September. Samurai Warriors 2 is a beat-'em-up features 20 characters to select from, 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.

'StarCraft' & 'Brood War' - v1.14 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 6:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has yet again released a minor updated patch for good old Starcraft, and its expansion pack Brood War. The v1.14 patch fixes several bugs that contributed to game exploits, but also adds ladder and chat support...

'DropTeam' Gets v1.1 Update, WW2 Expansion and Price Drop

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 5:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DropTeam: WW2 (working title) is an exciting extension of the DropTeam game system set in WWII. Players command realistically detailed WWII tanks, infantry, and guns in a detailed environment populated by up to 16 players on one of two sides.

Double Fusion Signs 3D In-Game Ad Solution

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Double Fusion and 3D game art producer Vykarian announced today a strategic partnership that will provide a turnkey solution for advertisers and agencies that want to promote their products to gamers using the most engaging form of in-game advertising, 3D ads.

'Frater' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frater is a 3D hack'n slash from Rebelmind, previously known for Space Hack, set in the 19th century. You are Frater Simon sent on a mission by the monasteries to free God's Envoy, taken hostage by a mighty Alchemist Marcus who uses human souls to strengthen his own powers in order to rule the world.

'Saints Row' (X360) Demo Now On Xbox Live Marketplace

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 4:12 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. THQ has released a 900mb singleplayer demo, now freely downloadable on Xbox Live.

'Panzer Tactics DS' (NDS) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining intuitive gaming with historically-inspired battles, Panzer Tactics DS lets would-be commanders lead their forces to victory or defeat in three exciting single-player campaigns, or compete in WiFi or wireless multiplayer, offering a competitive ladder system to rank the best online commanders. If you haven't yet, also check our preview....

'Import Tuner Challenge' (X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft's X360 exclusive Import Tuner Challenge, also known as Tokyo Xtreme Racer X, is an authentic and extremely customizable street-racing game that challenges racers to immerse themselves in Tokyo's underground to take on the fastest street-racing teams.

'Yakuza' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 2:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yakuza is a thrilling, 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. Gone gold yesterday, here are some more screens & trailers...

'The Battle For Middle-earth II' (X360) Gets Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that it has released three new maps (Weathertop, Argonath, and Umbar) for its recently released RTS Battle For Middle-Earth 2, available on Xbox Live Marketplace. Play as any of the six factions in single-player skirmish and any of the five multiplayer modes.

'Shinobi' (PSP) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spike and Acquire are bringing Shinobi to the PSP, scheduled for release in Japan end of October. Based on the PS2 version, Shinobi features singleplayer, with 30 playable characters, as well as 4 player Versus multiplayer with 20 playable skins. The Mission Play Mode will allow you to connect to the PS2 and import missions made through the game editor.

Penny Arcade Expo Pre-Registration Extended

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Penny Arcade today announced that due to overwhelming demand, pre-registration for Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) gaming culture fest slated to invade Washington State this August 25th-27th has been extended to August 3rd at 6:30pm pacific.

'Flushed Away: Underground Adventure' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg announced today that it is collaborating with Aardman Features, Mark Burnett Productions and AOL to create the Flushed Away: Underground Adventure, DreamWorks' first online game with custom animation integration.

PSP Review - 'World Tour Soccer '06'

by Thomas Leaf on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

World Tour Soccer '06 is a showboat of quick points-based game modes, each offering something unique and challenging, and all offering fast paced accessible gaming – perfect for showing off your natural talent in all the different modes.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 1, 2006 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News