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Crimson Cow Signs 'The Abbey'

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 8:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crimson Cow and the Spanish developer Alcachofa Soft have announced a cooperation agreement. As part of a worldwide publishing deal, the companies will be bringing the point-and-click adventure "The Abbey" to market in 2007.

'NHL 07' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 8:47 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 #865

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 8:05 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:

  • Guitar Hero II [PS2] - Free Bird Trailer
  • NHL 2k7 [ALL] - Cinemotion Trailer
  • Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade - Daemon Knight Trailer
  • Caesar IV - Developer Diary Trailer #1


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

'Battlefield 2' Veterans Program Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 7:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DICE and EA are pleased to announce that the Battlefield 2 Veterans Program is now live, where you can reserve your soldier’s name before Battlefield 2142 ships, or pre-register a new name, as long as it is not already in use in Battlefield 2. As an added bonus, Veterans get an exclusive in-game indicator, an immediate promotion, and a new verbal taunt to use in Battlefield 2.

'Dance Factory' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 7:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters' PS2 exclusive Dance Factory heralds a next generation in the dance mat game genre. Get ready to groove it to any tune you want because the global dance video game phenomena is about to undergo a revolution.

Microsoft Unveils Windows And Xbox 360 Peripherals

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 5:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, Microsoft unveiled several new products to enhance its gaming line, the Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0, Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows, Habu mouse in alliance with Razer USA, and Xbox Live Vision camera, Xbox 360 Wireless Racing Wheel, headset and more ...

'Desperados 2: Conspiracy' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced the forthcoming release of Desperados 2: Conspiracy, an enhanced and expanded version of the tactical Wild West action game Desperados 2: Cooper’s Revenge.

'Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars' - 3 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 4:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adds layers of strategy to your gaming experience by building mobile bases, wielding the power of terrifying Ion Storms on the battlefield, or customising your armies by combining units. Battle it out online with native voice-over IP, integrated clan support, and new spectator modes that let you play RTS games like a sport.

Atari's Games Convention 2006 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 3:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Atari's Games Convention 2006 lineup:

'Stacked with Daniel Negreanu' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Texas Hold 'em game that captures the spirit of the professional poker tour, Stacked utilizes an advanced learning AI system that adapts to each player's style of play to deliver a thrilling and realistic poker experience. This v1.3 patch addresses a multi-table tournaments issue, and an early exit problem.

'Lost Planet: Extreme Condition' (X360) - 31 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 2:06 p.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.

'DEFCON' Gets Steamed This September

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve and Darwnia developers Introversion today announced an agreement to deliver its online strategy game DEFCON, via Steam this coming September.

'Bully' (PS2) - 23 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a troublesome schoolboy, you'll laugh and cringe as you stand up to bullies, get picked on by teachers, play pranks on malicious kids, win or lose the girl, and ultimately learn to navigate the obstacles of the fictitious reform school, Bullworth Academy.

'Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War' - v1.15 Beta Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War is a detailed RTS game letting you completely command one of the four mightiest empires of the ancient world: Greece, Rome, Egypt, and Persia. This patch brings your US/UK/German and French retail game to v1.15, although details as to what exactly it fixes are not available at this point.

'War Front: Turning Point' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 12:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Front: Turning Point explores an alternate World War II, one in which Hitler is assassinated in the early days, and you will take command of experimental weapons, prototype vehicles and units rarely seen in strategy games in an attempt to alter or secure the historical outcome of World War II.

'Left Behind: Eternal Forces' Demo Coming Tuesday

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After more than four years of business and product development, Left Behind Games will release a playable Beta Demo of the company's highly anticipated product, Left Behind: Eternal Forces on Tuesday August 29.

LucasArts Signs Free Radical Design For Next-Gen Title

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts today announced an agreement with Free Radical Design to develop a new video game for next-generation console platforms. Product and release details will be unveiled at a later date.

'Chronos Twins' (NDS) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lexicon Entertainment's Chronos Twins is a sidescrolling action game that plays on the concept of time travel in a reassuringly unique manner as it is interwoven as a main game play element.

'Secret Files: Tunguska' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Secret Files: Tunguska is a point-and-click adventure game based on the mysterious Tunguska phenomenon that occurred in July 1908, in which the Siberian region of Tunguska was engulfed in an inferno of flames that turned everything into debris and ashes.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After two years of development Climax's Warhammer Online was cancelled after which Games Workshop granted its license to Mythic Entertainment. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is an MMO game for PC and console set in the fantasy world of Warhammer.

'Perimeter: Emperor's Testament' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Perimeter: Emperor's Testament will feature all new & updated graphics, tons of new units and structures, a new soundtrack, and a total of 25 new missions.

Eidos' Games Convention 2006 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Eidos' Games Convention 2006 lineup:

'Dominions 3: The Awakening' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dominions 3 will build on the foundation of Dominions II, taking an already proven formula of addictive strategic gameplay and enhancing it in many ways, either from the input of the Dominions community, or straight from the minds of Illwinter.

'FIFA Soccer 07' (ALL) Gets Shiny New Engine - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The future of soccer was unveiled today at the Leipzig Games Convention in Germany when EA revealed the dynamic new EA SPORTS engine that will appear in FIFA Soccer 07 on the X360 and lead the franchise into the future.

Activision's GC 2006 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Activision's Games Convention 2006 lineup:

Enlight Software Signs In-Game Advertising Deal

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 6:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enlight Software has selected Exent Technologies to add in-game advertising to the company's most popular titles.

'Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol' (PS2) Gets TV Show Judges

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami caught up with American Idol's famous judges Simon Cowell and Randy Jackson to get their comments about the upcoming PS2 video game Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol.

'Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 6:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced today that its Romania studio is currently working on a new installment in the popular Silent Hunter series. Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific will put you in the role of a US submarine Captain in the Pacific Ocean.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 5:44 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. Atari announced today that the Xbox 360 version has gone gold and is on track for its Sept. 5 launch date, other platforms are due Oct/Nov.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' (X360) Rules Xbox Live

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter was the top single-player and multi-player game on the Xbox Live online gaming service worldwide. Figures are based on the number of unique users during calendar year second quarter 2006, according to Microsoft. Additionally, Ubisoft recorded year-over-year sales growth of 81 percent in July on the U.S. market according to NPD.

Deep Silver's GC 2006 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Deep Silver's Games Convention 2006 lineup::

'Battalion Wars 2' (Wii) And 'Mario Strikers Charged' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

During the opening hours of the Games Convetion in Liepzig Nitendo announced two new titles for the Wii, Mario Strikers Charged and Battalion Wars 2. Read more for details...

'Stronghold Legends' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 1:28 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. The demo contains a tutorial and a skirmish level, playable from 3 positions in 3 difficulty levels. You will fight against Vlad who (also) has creepers and dragons and Mordred who has werewolves and stake hurlers. The demo also show cases the new `King of the Hill' mode.

'Virtua Tennis 3' (PSP/PS3/X360/PC) Tennis Star Lineup Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA today announced the complete line up of top tennis stars, plus a whole host of new features destined to set the courts alight in Virtua Tennis 3. By releasing on the PSP and PC, as well as on PS3 and X360 in Spring 2007, this will be the first time this classic franchise has had a simultaneous multi-platform release.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Dead Rising'

by Geson Hatchett on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Dead Rising is survival horror game, in which you play Frank West, a freelance photographer who has made his way to an idyllic suburban town to get his hands on the scoop. He soon discovers that the town has been overrun with zombies, and while fighting off hordes of gruesome zombies, you have to discover the cause of the disturbing outbreak.

'Maelstrom' Vehicles - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 1:03 a.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.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Enchanted Arms'

by Alicia on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Embark on an epic RPG adventure and escape to a fantasy world filled with beautiful cinematic-quality graphics, unique characters and bizarre creatures. Take on the role of Atsuma, Enchanter in-Training and transform from a naïve student into the most powerful savior in a war 1,000 years in the making.

'Texas Hold 'em' (X360) Now Freely Available On Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Being patient might help you win a hand at poker, but it certainly won’t help you get ‘Texas Hold ‘em’ for free. All Xbox 360 gamers who log on to Xbox Live Marketplace between 1am Pacific Wednesday, August 23 through 1am Pacific Friday, August 25 can download ‘Texas Hold ‘em’ for free.

'The Mark' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2006 @ 12:22 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.