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'FIFA 07' And 'Pro Evolution Soccer 6' Xbox 360 Exclusive Until Summer 2007

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 10:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the announcements of FIFA 07 and Pro Evolution Soccer 6 at the Leipzig Games Convention as next-generation exclusives, the Xbox 360 has become the only place football fans can enjoy next-generation versions of these titles for the coming 12 months.

'Caesar IV' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 10:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Caesar IV takes the city-building genre into the 21st century, with new gameplay and features, and a cutting edge 3D graphics engine developed specifically for the title.

Various Game Trailers #866

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 9:49 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:

  • SpyHunter: Nowhere to Run [PS2/Xbox] - Trailer #4
  • Team Fortress 2 - Character Classes Trailer
  • Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs - GC 2006 Trailer
  • Stranglehold [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer #4
  • Heroes of Annihilated Empires - GC 06 Trailer


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

'Counter-Strike: Source' Gets Overhaul

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's SteamPowered website has been updated with details on the promised Counter-Strike: Source update, adding a radar overhaul, HDR treatment for de_train, as well as some bug fixes, layout and SourceTV tweaks, as well as assorted exploit fixes. Just restart Steam for the effects to take place.

'Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars' Nod Faction Unveiled - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 3:55 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.

'NFL Street 3' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson will appear on the cover of NFL Street 3, the newest iteration of the EA football franchise that allows gamers to break out of the constraints of traditional gridiron football and take it to the streets and change the game.

'Armed Assault' - 16 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint creators Bohemia Interactive Studio will reacquaint gamers with the ultimate in realistic, combat gaming. Armed Assault features a new engine with a fresh modern setting. Freedom of action and immersive complex environments, blended with a unique touch of total simulation.

'F.E.A.R.' - v1.07 Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi has released the German, UK and French editions of the new v1.07 patch for Monolith's first person close-quarters combat experience FEAR making it compatible with the upcoming FEAR Combat multiplayer addon, as well as adding 3 new maps, bug fixes, new browser features and more ...

THQ's Games Convention 2006 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'Ultima Online: Kingdom Reborn' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced Ultima Online: Kingdom Reborn, an exciting new upgrade to the genre-defining Ultima Online. Much more than an expansion, UO: Kingdom Reborn is a complete make-over of the online world with a new graphics engine, a state-of-the-art user interface and enough new content for even the most seasoned players.

'BioShock' (PS3/X360/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioShock is 2K Games' hybrid first-person shooter, in the works over at System Shock 2 developers Irrational Games, combining elements of sci-fi and role-playing genres.

'Gray Matter' Story Details Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gray Matter's story mixes eerie mysteries with supernatural events in best Jensen-style. Neurobiologist Dr. David Styles is one of the game’s central characters: since losing his wife in a horrible accident some several years ago, he has become a recluse, seldom leaving Dread Hill House, his English country estate.

'Elveon' (X360/PC) - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Elveon, developed by 10tacle, is an epic fantasy action game with impressive graphics and the captivating atmosphere, using the Unreal Engine 3.

'Call of Duty 3' (ALL) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty 3 delivers the intensity of being closer than ever to the fury of combat during the battle for the Liberation of Paris, the most harrowing campaign of WWII, known as The Normandy Breakout.

'Half-Life 2: Episode 2' Delayed Until Early 2007

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an interview with EuroGamer, Valve's Doug Lombardi confirmed earlier rumors that the next chapter in the episodic FPS series, Half-Life 2: Episode 2, will not get released before the year's end as previously announced, but is now scheduled for release in February 2007. The pricing has also changed a bit; Episode 2 will now set you back $19.95, which is still a great value, considering it comes with Portal and Team Fortress 2.

'Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War' - v1.51 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has now released a new patch for Relic's 3D RTS Dawn Of War/Winter Assault. This update brings your retail game to v1.51 and mainly seems to add unit balancing, interface enhancements, some optimizations and bug fixes.

'Penumbra: Overture' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frictional Games proudly announces that a commercial version of Penumbra, named Penumbra: Overture, is in the works. Penumbra is an innovative first person horror game utilizing physics for interaction and puzzles. The game is set on Greenland where the protagonist searches for information regarding his late father.

'Guild Wars Nightfall' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ArenaNet and NCsoft today announced that its second MMO expansion, Guild Wars Nightfall, will be available in stores worldwide October 27, 2006.

'The Fast and the Furious' (PSP/PS2) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by the events of the The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift film, this game will immerse players in the underground world of drift racing. Set in a world related to, yet separate from, the movie, the game features a ground breaking drift mechanic that makes drifting accessible to both beginning and veteran racing game drivers.

Nintendo DS Expands Colorful Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo announced that on Sept. 13, it will introduce two new Nintendo DS colors, Onyx and Coral Pink, joining Polar White.

'Spore' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 7:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race. Along the way to becoming a global civilization you can choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade, be nice or play rough!

'Family Guy' (ALL) Creator and Full Cast Sign On

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 6:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2KGames it announced today that Seth MacFarlane, creator and producer of the popular hit television series Family Guy, and the rest of the cartoon's main cast will expand their involvement with the Family Guy official video game.

'Just Cause' (ALL) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 6:42 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. Eidos has released a singleplayer demo featuring four missions set on an island specifically created for the demo.

GBA Review - 'Barnyard'

by Katarani on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 12:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Barnyard video game depicts what life is like for animals once the farmer is away. Players will be able to interact with all of their favorite characters from the movie while trying to prove they have what it takes to be the biggest party animal of them all.

PC Preview - 'Neverwinter Nights 2'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 24, 2006 @ 12:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Neverwinter Nights 2 is an RPG set in the fantasy world of the Forgotten Realms, one of the popular campaign settings of D&D. 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.