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CDV Germany Selling Off Key Franchises

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 6:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shortly after CEO Christoph Syring resigned from CDV, the German develioper/publisher has sold off several of its upcoming key titles. Licenses to three of its top titles, War Front: Turning Point, Panzer Tactics and Jack Keane have been bought up by newcomer GDD Games Development, for a undisclosed amount of money. What this means in terms of release dates or delays is not known. CDV North America could not be reached before press time.

UPDATE: GDD just announced it has sold the rights to 10tacle (thanks GameCaptain).

'Joint Task Force' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 5:41 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #863

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 5:26 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:

  • Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars - Trailer #2
  • Armored Core 4 [PS3/X360] - Trailer #2
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy [X360] - Trailer #2
  • Timeshift [X360/PC] - Trailer (3)
  • Xpand Rally Xtreme - Trailer #2
  • Test Drive Unlimited [X360] - Trailer (2)
  • EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer - Trailer


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

'Sherlock Holmes: The Awaken' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 5:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogwares today revealed its third title in the Sherlock Holmes series. After Mystery of the Mummy, and The Silver Earring, the French studio is actively working on Sherlock Holmes: The Awaken, scheduled for release October 2006.

'Final Fantasy III' (NDS) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The only Final Fantasy never localized will finally reach North American shores on Nov. 14, 2006. Using the features of the NDS to their fullest, Final Fantasy III features graphics that have been reworked and remodeled in 3D, while maintaining the mythical Final Fantasy look and feel.

'GUN Showdown' (PSP) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 2:22 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.

Game Head Call of Duty 3: Challenge

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision is teaming up with Spike TV and Best Buy to deliver the “Game Head Call of Duty 3: Challenge,” a boot camp-style competition of survival and gaming that will telecast as a television special on Spike TV’s “Game Head” on Nov. 10, 2006 timed to the fall release of the Call of Duty 3 video game.

'Nitro Stunt Racing: Stage 1' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nitro Stunt Racing offers instant fun and fierce competition on amazing tracks. Following the standard motor racing rules, this game is a spicy mix of attractive elements such as pipes, loops and huge jumps on various surfaces.

Activision Reveals its Fall 2006 Handheld Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision is delivering big-time fun to the palm of gamers’ hands this fall with a diverse line-up of titles for the PSP, NDS and GBA platforms, such as GUN Showdown, Over the Hedge: Hammy Goes Nuts!, Spider-Man: Battle for New York, and console gaming in Activision Hits Remixed.

'Red Steel' (Wii) - 6 Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Steel is an action-packed first-person experience with an engaging storyline unfolding as you learn that your fiancée has been kidnapped and her father – a Japanese mafia kingpin – murdered by a rival gang. The only way to save your loved one and defend your honor is to journey from L.A. to Japan and confront the Tokyo underworld.

'ArchLord' Enters Beta Test Phase

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters announced that its fantasy MMORPG ArchLord has begun the first phase of its public beta test program, giving the first wave of gamers access to the entire game, and the ability to create their own Human, Orc or Moon Elf character. A series of specific events and competitions will also be featured throughout the course of the beta test.

'SingStar' (PS3) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take centre stage and wow the crowd with your performance as SingStar arrives on PS3. Packed with new features, for the first time ever SingStar lets you personalise your playlists by downloading the songs of your choice – so you can sing along to what you want, when you want it.

'El Matador' - Two Demos Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

El Matador is a third person action game with stealth elements set in the environment of the Central and South America. Cenega has released two separate demos, each includes the same tutorial but both feature a different mission. Be aware that if you install either demo, you can not install the other concurrently, you need to uninstall the initial demo first.

'Genji: Days of The Blade' (PS3) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the PS2 game Genji, and set three years after the last chapter of Genkuro Yoshitsune’s life, Genji: Days of The Blade continues to expand on the historical accounts of feudal Japan. By doing so, Genji: Days of The Blade unveils beautiful next generation visuals and sword slashing gameplay.

'The Mark' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Mark, a first person shooter, is about the real threat from today – terrorism. The war of the 21st century is now being fought; and it’s here. US Marine corps officer Steve Fletcher and top-rated mercenary Austin Hawke join up in a thrilling battle against international terrorism.

'Gitaroo Man Lives!' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gitaroo Man Lives! on the PSP will see the long awaited and highly anticipated return of one of the PS2’s most popular rhythm action games. This time players will get the opportunity to jam with the man and save the universe all over again...

THQ's Games Convention 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ today announced that the company is entering the Leipzig Games Convention with its most robust line-up to date, featuring internally developed next-generation console and PC titles, mass-market licensed products and all new content for handheld gaming systems.

'Disgaea 2' (PS2) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disgaea 2 incorporates some of the same features it did in the original to retain its “Do anything & try everything” heritage while making radical innovations that include suggestions from game fans.

'Battlefield: Bad Company' (PS3/X360) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Built from the ground-up for next-generation consoles using Digital Illusions' bleeding-edge Frostbite game engine, Battlefield: Bad Company drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge. Details on PC and PSP versions to follow later ...

'NASCAR 07' (PSP/PS2/Xbox) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With all-new speed blurring, realistic spark and smoke effects, and camera shakes, get your adrenaline pumping and experience the all-out drama and intensity of 190-mph racing with NASCAR 07.

'NBA '07' (PSP/PS2) Cover Athlete Signed

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

SCEA announced today that Los Angeles Lakers guard and eight-time NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant will suit up as the cover athlete and spokesman for NBA '07.

'Paraworld' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paraworld combines a setting never seen before with personalized unit management, bringing new life to the RTS genre. Modern elements blend with primeval conditions in a long forgotten, incredibly beautiful prehistoric world. Sunflowers announced Paraworld has gone gold and is scheduled to launch mid September, 2006.

'Sovereign Symphony' (PS3/X360/PC) Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sovereign Symphony, developed by Turkish Céidot Studios, is an RPG that gives you a chance to enter a new world of a fiction/scenario and be a character of this world. Pending approval Sovereign Symphony is also scheduled for PS3 and X360.

'Battlefield 2142' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fight an all-out war for survival in the year 2142. In Battlefield 2142, players choose to fight for one of two military superpowers - the European Union or the newly formed Pan Asian Coalition -in an epic battle for survival.

PlayStation 2 Goes Pink

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced the expansion of the PS2 line-up in Europe with the introduction of a new color. The new, limited edition Pink PS2 will come complete with two Pink Dualshock 2 Analog Controllers, and a 8MB Pink Memory Card.

'Pac-Man World Rally' (ALL) - 75 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 2:12 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.

Trinigy's Vision Game Engine Integrates PhysX

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGEIA Technologies and Trinigy today announced at the GC Developers Conference that Trinigy's Vision Game Engine will be integrated with AGEIA PhysX technology.

'Lost Planet: Extreme Condition' (X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

PSP Review - 'World Championship Poker 2'

by Hank on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

World Championship Poker 2 features a much more detailed single-player game, where you now have to work your way up the ranks, starting in your mom's basement. Once you start winning and accumulating money, you can spend your winnings on increasingly better pads, and furnishings.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (ALL) Developer Diary #1

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 12:47 a.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. Eden Games producer Ahmed Boukhelifa tell us more about the clubs & challenges.

'F.E.A.R.' (PS3/X360) Exclusive Content Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At a Vivendi press event last week we learned that both F.E.A.R. next-gen titles will each have an exclusive bonus level and bonus weapon. The story of the two bonus levels ties together to help explain the backstory of F.E.A.R. In the X360 level you play as Holliday and the weapon is the dual machine guns, while the PS3 extra content is still kept secret but our guess is that you play as that other guy who is big in the FEAR backstory, Holliday's partner. Whether there will be additional content remains to be seen, we'll have more details next month when we get to go hands on with the PS3 version.

'Space Renegades The Series' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 21, 2006 @ 12:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

United Minds Games announce Space Renegades The Series, a casual top-down 2D space shooter, combining ‘Space Renegades 1’ and ‘Space Renegades 2: Ultimatum. The pack offers players hours of gameplay at an amazing low cost! But don’t expect this game to be easy, it offers players 4 levels of difficulty along with tons upgradeable weapons, shields, and much more!