'Medieval II: Total War' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2006 @ 2:08 p.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.

Major Publisher Signs 'Project Offset' And Coming to Xbox 360

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2006 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Offset is a game like no other first person shooter to date, set in a epic fantasy world. A game where you can choose one of many character classes, where clans can combat over mission based objectives and be ranked accordingly, where you can play alone, co-op, team based objective or deathmatch. Offset Software revealed they have been signed by a "major publisher" and a listing on their jobs page indicates Project Offset is now also coming to Xbox 360.

'Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends' - v2.0 In-Game Patch Available

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2006 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Big Huge Game has released the first patch for its 3D RTS Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends, bringing your retail game to v2.0. Only available through the in-game auto-updater, the patch addresses multiplayer issues, fixes bugs and crashes, adjusts game balancing, adds new features, and a new 4-player map Inferno.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' - v1.1 German Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2006 @ 7:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin. Bethesda has released the final v1.1 German patch which addresses various bugs, crashes, quests and plugin issues.

'Joint Task Force' - Screens & Trailer

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

Joint Task Force is a story of modern war where players match superior tactics and military technology against dangerous unconventional forces around the globe.

PC Preview - 'Sword of the Stars'

by Keith Durocher on Aug. 12, 2006 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Sword of the Stars is a breakthrough Space Strategy game that seeks to reinvigorate the sub-genre. Players will explore planets, manage their empire and research new technology. Sword of the Stars provides quick, intuitive play, state-of-the-art graphics and tactical combat that make the game instantly involving and rewardingly fun.

'Space Empires V' Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2006 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Space Empires V completely updates the user interface, and takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Watch space battles play out in glorious detail with realistic effects. Expand, Explore, Exploit, and Exterminate in a huge, living, breathing galaxy. Malfador Machinations president Aaron Hall gives us some more details ...

Iron Maiden is Going DownHill

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

UK's hardrock band Iron Maiden has signed on to contribute a "Different World," song from their upcoming album A Matter of Life and Death, to be on the Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam soundtrack. Focused on head-to-head racing, Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam allows you to feel the breakneck speed of downhill competition and tear up the world's steepest terrains while performing tricks and outmaneuvering opponents.

'Counter-Strike: Source' Steamy Patch Plans

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2006 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve revealed that it is working on several a few updates, the first coming in about 2 weeks, to move the core Counter-Strike gameplay forward. First off, the classic Train map is getting a HDR makeover, some minor layout changes, and a number of small bugfixes. The radar is getting reworked which will result in gameplay adjustments such as when you look at an enemy for a certain amount of time his name will become visible to you, and the rest of your team.

Get a Chance To See 'Call of Duty 3' (ALL) Before Launch

by Rainier on Aug. 12, 2006 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Attention soldiers… Activision is looking for the best Call of Duty players nationwide to enlist for an opportunity to be the first consumers to play the eagerly-awaited Call of Duty 3 before its fall release.

'Total Pro Golf' Gets Release Date

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

Total Pro Golf puts you in charge of your golf career, allowing you to fully customize golfers, sponsors, courses, and scheduling. Wolverine Studios announced that Total Pro Golf will be available for purchase and electronic download on Friday, August 18, 2006.