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'Far Cry Instincts Predator' (X360) Gets Patched

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 11:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry Instincts Predator includes two games in one – all new Far Cry Instincts Predator content, as well as the original Far Cry Instincts. After a few months, UbiSoft is finally releasing the first update for the next-gen FarCry installment fixing various issues with the game. Read more for details ...

Various Game Trailers #864

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 11:09 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:

  • Tony Hawk’s Downhill Jam [Wii] - Behind the Scenes Trailer #1
  • Dark Messiah of Might & Magic - Kill Kevin Trailer #2
  • Reprobates - Trailer
  • Test Drive Unlimited [X360] - Chevrolet Trailer
  • One Piece: Pirates' Carnival [NGC/PS2] - Trailer
  • Naruto: Clash of Ninja 2 [NGC] - Trailer #4


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

'Unreal Tournament 2007' (PS3/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 5:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unreal Tournament 2007 is being developed by North Carolina-based Epic Games. The game promises to blow fans away with the gameplay, modifiability and visuals that Epic's Unreal Engine 3 technology will deliver.

PopCap Games And Valve Sign Casual Agreement

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve and casual game developer PopCap Games today announced an agreement to deliver PopCap's games via Steam.

'The Sims 2 Pets' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 3:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims 2 Pets allows players to create and control digital characters throughout their lives while determining the outcome of their relationships and choosing their destiny. Each platform will feature customized content.

R.A. Salvatore To Keybote 'Dark Age of Camelot' Roundtable Fan Gathering

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 3:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced that best-selling fantasy author R.A. Salvatore will keynote the Dark Age of Camelot Roundtable Fan Gathering this September. Salvatore’s books have sold more than fifteen million copies and include the beloved series The Hunter’s Blades Trilogy, Icewind Dale Trilogy, and The Dark Elf Trilogy.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v2.8 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v2.8 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth (thanks 3DGamers).

'Sonic Riders' Coming to PC

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced Sonic Riders is being developed for the PC and will ship this holiday season. Sonic Riders takes gamers on an electrifying ride on air boards at break-neck speeds through a wide variety of tracks. Catching massive air and pulling off insane aerial tricks will power up players against their opponents in a race to the finish line.

'F.E.A.R.' (PS3/X360) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

F.E.A.R. is a paranormal action thriller presented entirely in first person. It is an unprecedented adrenaline rush of close quarters combat seamlessly melded with the spine-tingling, shocking intensity of the unknown.

EA Acquires 'Spellforce' Developer Phenomic

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced the acquisition of Phenomic Game Development, known for The Settlers and SpellForce. EA Phenomic, based in Ingelheim, Germany, now becomes EA's newest studio in Europe, with a creative team dedicated to developing RTS games for the PC, console and online.

'Scarface: The World is Yours' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens

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

Scarface is a third person action shooter now coming for the first time to game consoles & PC worldwide. In a complex world filled with excess and greed, players can take the role of Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film.

'Asphalt: Urban GT 2' (NDS/PSP) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that it will publish Gameloft's Asphalt: Urban GT 2, a driving simulation game for the PSP and NDS, developed by Virtuos and Game Source.

'Joint Task Force' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 9:50 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. This single-player demo includes 2 missions, neutralize a Somalian port with a small force of infantry specialists and head deep into the Columbian jungle to smash a heavily armed cartel.

'Bionicle Heroes' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive and TT Games confirm a new LEGO adventure in Bionicle Heroes, bringing to life the most powerful and exciting LEGO characters ever seen in one game, in an action-packed world of adventure and discovery.

'Call of Juarez' Multiplayer Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland announced today that next week it will release a MP demo for its FPP Wild West themed shooter Call of Juarez MP. The demo will contain two game modes – Skirmish and Robbery located in typical Old West’s towns and players will be able to impersonate both outlaws and sheriffs and play in two available classes for each team, as a Gunslinger or a Rifleman.

'World of Warcraft' - v1.12.0 US/Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a small update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v1.12 update balances various character classes, adds user interface and battlegrounds fixes, as well as several other tweaks.

'Company of Heroes' - Singleplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 8:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Company of Heroes gamers will experience the journey of the brave men of Able Company in a deep single-player campaign that begins with the invasion of Normandy through their fight across Europe, all set against the most dynamic, and completely destructible, battlefield ever seen in a game. This demo includes a tutorial and 2 missions.

'Hospital Tycoon' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 7:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hospital Tycoon is a medical-themed God game in which players are put in charge of hectic hospital facilities that are constantly on the verge of crisis and collapse. Players are challenged to run, maintain, enhance and expand the hospitals while turning any chaotic situation around using ingenious management techniques.

'Blitz: The League' (PSP/X360) Gets Bill Romanowski Cover And VoiceOver

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 6:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway today announced that 4-time Super Bowl champion, Bill Romanowski, will join Hall of Famer, Lawrence Taylor, as co-cover athlete of Blitz: The League. Bill Romanowski will also be featured as the voice and personality of one of the League's most hated linebackers, Bruno Batagglia.

'Ship Simulator 2006' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 6:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ship Simulator 2006 puts you at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea, where they will need to perform a multitude of tasks, all set within a stunning 3D environment. This update brings your retail game to v1.3 and adds the NY harbor, new AI ships, helicopters and airplanes, new static vessels and much, much more.

'Stronghold Legends' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 6:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stronghold Legends builds on the fantastic Stronghold heritage with beautifully crafted visuals and the epic legends of the middle ages. It features a range of new innovations including, three unique castle styles to build, three landscapes to fight across, spectacular magic themes, fearsome monsters to overcome, a completely new strategic conquest style of play, and a range of exciting new multiplayer modes.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 5:47 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:

'Gothic III' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions continues its successful cooperation with the German developer Piranha Bytes by publishing one of the most spectacular titles of the coming year: Gothic III, the third part of the legendary RPG saga.

Eidos' Games Convention 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 4:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos Interactive can confirm the line-up of titles on show at this years Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany. Seven titles will be on display, Kane and Lynch: Dead Men (only behind closed doors), Just Cause, Age of Conan, Justice League Heroes and a few others ...

'Capcom Classics Mini Mix' (GBA) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom Classics Mini Mix for the GBA is an action-packed compilation of three of Capcom’s most popular titles, Bionic Commando, Strider and Mighty Final Fight.

'Resistance: Fall of Man' (PS3) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Resistance: Fall of Man, the U.S. and Britain band together in a last-ditch effort to save Europe and Asia from a horrific scourge. Humanity’s hope for survival is slim, and the tide of the battle rests on the shoulders of U.S. Army Ranger, Sgt. Nathan Hale.

'Warhound' Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 3:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Techland is not only working on an X360 version of Call of Juarez, Xpand Rally Xtreme, Dead Island and Chrome 2, but also has a brand new product in development. Warhound is a fast paced nonlinear FPP military shooter with character development that immerses player into the deadly world of the modern day mercenary. More details surely to come later this week at the Games Convention in Leipzig.

'Just Cause' (ALL) PC Demo Coming Thursday

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Not only is Eidos releasing the X360 demo on Thursday, but it has also been confirmed a 550mb PC demo is scheduled to be released at 9am PST (6PM Euro time), and will include one singleplayer mission set on an island specifically created for the demo.

'Guitar Hero II' (PS2) Coming In November - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RedOctane can today confirm news which will have the whole of Europe banging their heads with joy: Guitar Hero II, the acclaimed follow-up to Guitar Hero, will be available in Europe in November 2006, shortly after its American release date.

'Pac-Man World Rally' (ALL) - 100 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 3:08 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.

'Brigade E5: New Jagged Union' - German Minipatch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brigade E5: New Jagged Union is a tactical turn-based game. The scene of action is a small country called Palinero somewhere in the tropics. Recently a coup d'etat has happened in the country and civil war is about to break out. This small patch addresses a tutorial issue...

'Bad Day L.A.' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr announced that American McGee's 3rd person action/adventure game Bad Day L.A has gone gold and will beginning shipping to North American stores nationwide next week.

Xbox 360 Single-Player Preview - 'Saints Row'

by Alicia on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'NBA Live 07' (ALL) - 29 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 2:28 a.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.

PSP Review - 'Miami Vice'

by Andrew Hayward on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Miami Vice The Game is a third-person action shooter set in present-day Miami. You will go deep undercover as narcotic officers Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs in the rich, glamorous and decadent world of Miami Vice, a place where badges don't count.

'NHL 07' (ALL) - 5 Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 1:32 a.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.

'Kudos' - v1.11 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kudos is a turn based game 'life sim' game based on social relationships, like the Sims, but not set in a 3D world. Positech has given the game a major graphical overhaul, added a journalist career, and the usual bug and crash fixes and balance adjustments.

South Africa Finally Getting Xbox 360

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft today announced that it will launch Xbox 360, the next-generation video games and entertainment system, in South Africa at midnight on Friday, 29 September 2006.

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2006 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News