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'NHL 07' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 7:32 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.

Various Game Trailers #857

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 7:14 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:

  • Neverwinter Nights 2 - Trailer
  • Broken Sword: The Angel of Death - Trailer #3
  • The Hustle: Detroit Streets [PSP] - Trailer
  • Enchanted Arms [X360] - Speed Tactics Trailer
  • Legend of the Dragon - Trailer
  • Avencast - Trailer


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

'EA Replay' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 7:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step back to the dawn of console gaming's golden age and play hits from Road Rash, Strike and other legendary series in the first EA compilation of classic handheld games. Go head-to-head with friends in multiplayer mode on select titles. You can even unlock original game art, play in widescreen or normal mode, and save any game at any point.

'Maelstrom' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maelstrom is a groundbreaking strategy action epic which takes place on a devastated future Earth. In the wake of an apocalyptic ecological disaster, the planet is threatened by an alien invasion, thus becoming the battleground as a divided human race fights for survival.

'Down in Flames: Eastern Front' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 5:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Down in Flames: Eastern Front adds new planes, pilots, skills, campaigns, AI enhancements and more to expand the war in the skies of World War II. Down in Flames is not a flight sim, but combines air combat strategy game with fast-pace rules, RPG , and requires strategy, tactics and some luck.

'Earthworm Jim' (PSP) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earthworm Jim is a side-scrolling-action-packed platform game set in a cartoon-like, humorous and challenging world bursting with first-class animations, 3D visuals and ear-tickling audio. As the original set the benchmark for the bizarre and absurd, Earthworm Jim will raise the bar on the wacky, zany and extraordinary for today’s generation of gaming.

Monday, August 14, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 12:58 p.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:

  • DarkStar One (PC)


  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'Neverwinter Nights 2' - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neverwinter Nights 2 is an RPG set in the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms. It takes the player from the tiniest of villages into a sweeping tale of danger and war, chronicling their rise from a peasant to a full-fledged hero of the Realms, defending it against one of the greatest threats of the age.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.

Rock Out With 'Guitar Hero II' (PS2) at the EIEF

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The volume of the Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival is scheduled to go all the way up to 11, as members of the public will be able to see, hear and even try Guitar Hero II’s new multiplayer modes which allow two players to co-operatively play Rhythm, Lead and Bass guitar parts.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2' (PS2/Wii) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining action, fighting and light RPG elements, Budokai Tenkaichi 2 will send players into a rich story mode that spans the entire Dragon Ball, DBZ, and Dragon Ball GT series.

'Crackdown' (X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crackdown pushes the action-driving hybrid genre into the next generation with the introduction of the first-ever truly 3-dimensional persistent playground, highly innovative co-op gameplay and an extensive prop interaction system all while taking place in a massive and highly-stylized urban center.

'Pac-Man World Rally' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced today that Pac-Man World Rally has gone gold. 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.

'Arthur and the Invisibles' (ALL) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arthur and the Invisibles revolves around the supportive co-op teamwork of the 3 characters. You can only progress by cleverly combining the three characters' skills -- Arthur is an acrobat, Selenia a warrior and Betameche a marksman. In solving mysteries and overcoming obstacles, players will realize that anything is possible when you work together.

'Hot PXL' (PSP) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 10:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing fast and furious bite-size gaming, Atari's PSP-exclusive Hot PXL is comprised of 200 deviously crafted micro-games based on a quirky and original story premise, drawing inspiration from street culture and the digital lifestyle.

'RACE' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Swedish developer SimBin parners with Eurosport to present the upcoming game title RACE. Based on WTCC, one of only three official FIA world championships alongside Formula 1 and WRC, the exclusive RACE franchise will brake through as a newcomer that without any hesitation is aiming straight for the top of the racing game

'.Hack//G.U.' (PS2) Game Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

What if what you do as a player in a game impacted your real world? What is reality? .hack, a sci-fi fantasy RPG, has pursued this innovative concept in the previous 4-part series where “The World” was ultimately destroyed. Years after the events of the first .hack series, “The World” was rebuilt.

'Disney Cuties Crazy Daze' Available for Digital Download

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disney Online just announced the release of its new downloadable game Disney Cuties Crazy Daze. starring classic Disney characters, such as Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Donald that have gotten a fresh and adorable new spin.

'Dungeons & Dragons Tactics' (PSP) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics offers an original, intriguing Dungeons & Dragons storyline. Players take on the role of a mortal child caught in a conflict of two competing dragons striving for godhood. Alignment is critical, as it affects the end of the story and allows players to change from good to evil, or the other way around, depending on which quests they choose.

'Chronicles of Spellborn' Rocks the Games Convention!

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

European Goth Rock band Within Temptation,build around front woman Sharon den Adel, will rock the expo twice as they perform two mini concerts during which exclusive new Spellborn songs and platinum selling hits like 'Stand my ground' will be played. Within Temptation will perform their show in Hall 4 during the expo.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar adds a multitude of new features and options to further enhance the strategic depth of the game. A gripping new single-player campaign sees the elimination of two of the game’s alien races and the introduction of several others.

GSTAR Wants to be the New International E3

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After the announcement of the downsizing E3 next year, GSTAR Organizing Committee said it would enable GSTAR to expand in size and content as well as establish an exhibition identity. GSTAR (Game Show & Trade, All-Round) is to be held on November 9 - 12 in Korea.

'Rage Hard' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 6:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rage Hard is a first person, multiplayer, tactical shooter, designed to be the best multiplayer experience possible. Set in a close future, couple of years from now, it will bring you the round based clashes between police squads, mercenaries, terrorists and different gangs of criminals.

'TerraWars: New York Invasion' - v9.04 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You play John Armstrong, a young medical student, drafted into the National Guard during a world-wide alien invasion. During a critical mission, your team is wiped out and success depends on you. This updated demo includes 4 SP, 4 MP maps, and fixes stability problems in Internet Matchmaking.

PS2 Preview - 'Rule of Rose'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 5:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Rule of Rose is a creepy looking survival/horror game set in the 1930's England. You are 19 year old Jennifer, and stumble into a world where the rules are written by children, seemingly innocent children, but with a sadisctic mindset. Your job is to get to the truth, solve puzzles & mysteries.

'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' Collectors Edition Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be introduced to the world of Ashan, the new setting for all future Might & Magic games. The Collectors Edition contains a bonus CD with 1 exclusive multiplayer character skin, 4 exclusive single player weapons and 26 minute Making-Of documentary with Arkane, Kuju and Ubisoft, exclusive soundtrack CD, grained paper map of the multiplayer world, and a Heroes of Might & Magic V demo.

PC Review - 'Micro Machines v4'

by Keith Durocher on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 5:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Mixing miniature mayhem with maximum multiplayer racing, Micro Machines v4 game will arrive packed with knockabout, breakneck racing in the fastest scale miniatures, complete with explosive weapon power-ups.

'Ar Tonelico' (PS2) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ar tonelico, Banpresto's PS2 exclusive sim RPG, marks a new approach to the RPG genre by seamlessly combining simulation with role-playing. Originally scheduled for Q4 2006, NIS America has delayed the game until February 2007.

'Wings over Europe' Coming to ... Europe

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire has signed Wings over Europe, bringing Destineer's air-combat game to Europe in September. The Cold War was a phoney war, without a shot ever being fired in anger. But what if it had been a real conflict? What would have transpired if the Soviet Union invaded West Germany in 1962?

Countdown to Nintendo Wii Launch ?

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 2:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A memo sent to various Virgin Megastores in the UK may hold the key to the still undisclosed Nintendo Wii launchdate. The letter, supposedly sent by Nintendo UK's Head of Games, reveals that 10 stores will be receiving a "countdown" clock later today, which should give us a clearer picture of when the Wii is actually going to launch. Since this was sent to Viurgin Megastores specirfically, we assume other outlets around the UK most likely received the same notice, if this letter of course is legit and not somebody playing a sick joke with our Wiilings...

'Dark Messiah of Might & Magic' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic, players will be introduced to the world of Ashan, the new setting for all future Might & Magic games. Ashan is a dark and unforgiving world, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by an apocalyptic prophecy: the Dark Messiah.

Five Enterprise Captains Voice 'Star Trek: Legacy' (ALL)

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda announced today that all five actors who portrayed the Star Trek series captains -- William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, Avery Brooks, and Kate Mulgrew -- will provide voiceovers in the Star Trek: Legacy. The collaboration marks the first time the five actors have participated in a single Star Trek project together.

'Earache Extreme Metal Racing' (ALL) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 14, 2006 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metro 3D Publishing and Data Design announced that Earache Extreme Metal Racing will launch September 22nd 2006. Earache Extreme Metal Racing will feature ten evil Earache racing teams burning a lot more than rubber through hell and other wastelands.