As promised EA has released some minor information about the upcoming BF 2 v1.4 patch. After rigorous beta testing and community input, EA announced that the new patch will be released on Tuesday August 15, and will include the Road to Jalalabad, as well as the new Infantry Only server option. As part of its MODLight initiative, DICE/EA will test every mod, and host them on various servers in order to support the community.
Today's Big Story
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:
- Frankie Dettori Racing [PS2/Xbox/PC] - Trailer
- WH40K: Dawn of War - Dark Crusader - Grey Knights Trailer
- Madden NFL 07 [ALL] - Trailer
- Mortal Kombat: Armageddon [PS2/Xbox/Wii] - Trailer #2
- NBA Live 07 [X360] - Trailer #4
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
The apes are back once again, but this time they are shifting gears, no platformer, but rather, as the name indicates, a Mario Kart clone with a twist. Our little friends make laps around various courses, but are actually part of the ride. Of course there will be the usual powers ups, boosts tied to their backs, and of course weapons to blow away the competition. You will also be able to customize your kart with various upgrades and addons.
Ascaron has released a German demo for its latest iteration in the ANSTOSS soccer management franchise. This demo has all the features enabled, except no multiplayer or save possbility.
Europa Universalis III delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy and is an epic strategy game where players take control of a nation and guide it through the ages to become a great global empire.
Penny Arcade today announced the grand prize for its three-day gaming Omegathon III tournament, a brand new 2006 Scion xB in Black Sand Pearl, featuring a game geek's dream package of a flipdown 15" widescreen monitor, X360 Premium System, 6-speaker sound system with CD/MP3 player, custom taillights and wheels with low-profile tires.
Sonic Rivals is a head-to-head competition between Sonic and his top rivals. Rip through tracks in some high-spirited single player and wireless multiplayer action against friends as Sonic returns in a whole new racing-platformer with classic 2D gameplay in true 3D environments for gamers on the go.
The game itself is a mini-golf game with a twist, Toy Golf gives all the thrills of birdies and bogeys in the comfort of a house! Putt your way through the kitchen, study, living room and a number of other indoor locations in this golf game of a different perspective.
42 All-Time Classics does away with cumbersome boards and packs of cards. Instead it combines the Nintendo DS’s innovative touch-screen control mechanism with 42 of the most popular games ever invented ranging from card classics like Poker and Texas Hold ‘Em, board games such as Chess and Backgammon to bar games like Darts and Snooker.
While we already revealed a patch and downloadable content a little while ago, Human Head provided some details. Both versions are getting a patch addressing various bug and crash fixes, but mainly multiplayer exploits, lag and server issues. Regarding downloadable content, both platforms will receive 4 new maps aimed at 2-4 players, and six new player characters (4 female and 2 Hunter characters.) Of course no release date was given, except for "hopefully" very, very soon. Read more for details ...
Atlus U.S.A. today announced the acquisition of the North American publishing rights to Bomberman Land Touch!, an action-adventure game for the NDS, developed by Hudson Soft.
EA's Battlefield 2142 pre-order program has gone live with Gamestop and EB Games! If you pre-order Battlefield 2142, you will receive a free rank unlock, a coupon from Logitech good for $40 off select products like the G15 keyboard, and a USB 2.0 64mb dog tag-shaped flash drive, as well as content from two upcoming EA games, Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars and Crysis.
Two Worlds is an RPG featuring thrilling fight choreographies, gripping characters and realistic worlds, linking the cinematic story with maximum gaming freedom in a medieval fantasy world. Topware Interactive announced that it has delayed Two Worlds until Q4 2006 to give the developers additional time to polish the game.
Lost Planet is a sci-fi action shooter set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet, humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man, the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings that have invaded.
The Consumer Electronics Association, organizers of the consumer technology tradeshow, announced today that it is forming an advisory committee to solicit gaming industry feedback and explore the viability of a West Coast event in late spring 2007 focused on the gaming and entertainment marketplace.
Fight an all-out war for survival in the year 2142. EA and Digital Illusions are developing the next installment in the Battlefield franchise, Battlefield 2142, scheduled to ship worldwide this winter for the PC.
Sierra Entertainment has signed a development agreement with Spark Unlimited, known for Call of Duty: Finest Hour, to create an action game for next-generation consoles, which is expected to ship in 2007.
Pirates of the Burning Sea is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. You play a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, as you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep.
In Just Cause, you take on the role of the flamboyant Rico Rodriguez - an undercover CIA operative specializing in regime change - as he tries to overthrow the corrupt government of San Esperito. Eidos will release an X360 demo on Xbox Live Marketplace on August 24, a PC demo is expected "a few days later." The demos will feature a customized mission set on a totally new island, not included in the retail game.
German Street Racing is a street racing game, developed by Dutch studio Team6, spread out over 5 of the biggest German cities. Select your favorite German car, tune it, race against AI or take it online, but most of all, keep an eye on the condition of your ride!
This is an unofficial patch for Pandemic's Battlezone II: Combat Commander. This patch brings your retail game to v1.3 and adds new graphics features, and the usual bug & crash fixes (thanks 3DGamers). Read more for details and download links ...
EA today announced the line-up of players who will take to the field as the global stars of FIFA 07, showcasing seven of the world's most skillful and talented players. EA also extended its exclusive Premiere League license for 4 more years, until the 2010/11 season.
Dawnspire: Prelude is a team-based online action-rpg set in an original fantasy world. The game focuses on teamplay, tactics and player skill, all put into a frenzied and exciting mix to bring a new angle to the gaming experience you normally find in action-rpg's.
Graffiti Entertainment announced that it is bringing Interactive Vision Games' 3D real time strategy and combat game Chain of Command: Eastern Front to North America coming September.
Pendulo Studios is working on a follow-up to last year's hit title Runaway: A Road Adventure, an adventure game with 3D characters with a cartoon look and high-impact visual features that include 2D and 3D in an unmatchable style.
Oxygen Interactive today announced that ProStroke Golf: World Tour 2007 has gone gold, 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.
Mobile Ops: The One Year War will put players right in the cockpit of their very own mobile fighter for thrilling battles online as they fight in teams through multiple scenarios and battlefields. Gamers can also modify mobile suits with a robust customization options, including beam sabers, heat hawks, and other melee weapons.
Full Auto 2: Battlelines puts high-speed vehicles outfitted with weapons and armor into fully realized and fully destructible urban street environments. Fierce combat-racing will ensue as you strategically use destruction to win races as well as leave massive devastation in your wake.
Pompolic: Call for Heroes is a third-person action game with RPG elements placed in a fantasy world. Quotix Software programmer Attila Siladji tells us more about their upcoming action/rpg.
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.
Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers builds upon the ground-breaking, genre-blending game play of the original, integrating an all new robust multiplayer system, player-controlled coalition forces, mechanized units and enhanced character abilities and advanced enemy A.I.
Celebrating Metal Slug’s 10th Anniversary, SNK Playmore and Ignition Entertainment announced the European release of Metal Slug Anthology, which will contain: Metal Slug 1 through 5; with Metal Slug 1 and 2 making their first appearances on a home console, since the NEOGEO AES system.
The gang from Mystery Inc. are the stars of a hit reality TV show about ghost hunting. However, when rival show team GSI (Ghost Scene Investigators) question Mystery Inc’s unscientific methods of ghost detection, the challenge is on to see who can debunk the most ghosts!
Game Update #26 for EverQuest II is now live, and it looks like there are some interesting goings-on in the world of Norrath as we move closer to the launch of Echoes of Faydwer, EQII' third expansion pack?
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will be playable at two events this month: the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) and the Games Convention in Germany. Fans on two continents will have the opportunity to experience “WAR’s” combat and quests as either a Greenskin or Dwarf in the new Alpha version of the game.
Activision and Infinity Ward today announced that its Xbox 360 WW2 based FPS Call of Duty 2 won the “Best Shooter” category at G-PHORIA 2006 presented by G4’s “X-PLAY.”