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dtp/ANACONDA's Game Convention 2006 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from dtp/ANACONDA's Games Convention 2006 lineup:

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' (X360/PC) - Spell Tomes Plug-In Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda keeps on rolling out the extra downloadable content for its action RPG, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Spell Tomes are books that grant you wondrous and powerful magic spells, just by reading them! Now Mages will also gain instant benefits by treasure hunting. Friend and foe alike will bow in awe before your power.

'Tokobot Plus: Mysteries of the Karakuri' (PS2) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 6:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Your favorite mechanical helpers are back as the Tokobots help Bolt unlock and discover the Mysteries of the Karakuri! The Tokobots are swinging, climbing, and spinning their way back into action this year on the PS2 in a totally enhanced and upgraded Karakuri experience.

Various Game Trailers #870

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 5:39 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:

  • Call of Juarez - Trailer #7
  • Rush for Berlin: Rush for the Bomb - GC 06 Trailer
  • Chronos Twins [NDS] - Trailer
  • Enchanted Arms [X360] - Trailer


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

'Dead Rising' (X360) Sells Half Million Units in Two Weeks

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 5:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom today announced that the company's first Xbox 360 title Dead Rising, has shipped more than 500,000 units within the first two weeks of its launch

BUKA's Game Convention 2006 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'Sword of the Stars' - v1.1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 3:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sword of the Stars lets you explore planets, manage their empire and research new technology. Destineer has released the first patch for Kerberos' 4x space strategy game bringing your retail game to v1.1.1 and tweaks AI, adds better gfx support for older videocard, improves multiplayer, and a slew of fixes, and adjustments.

'NHL 07' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 2:26 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.

Online Game Market to Grow to $4.4 Billion in North America By 2010

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The online game market in will grow from $1.1 billion in 2005 to $4.4 billion by 2010 in North America, according to a new study conducted by market research and consulting company Parks Associates, who will discuss their new data at the Austin Game Conference.

'One Piece: Pirates' Carnival' (PS2) - 6 Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 1:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In One Piece: Pirates' Carnival you can dominate the game board by defeating up to three friends in a series of zany games guaranteed to tickle the funny bone of the surliest of pirates. Gamers must evade bombs in a dodge ball field, locate the Pandaman, out-maneuver giant feet and more to become King of the Pirates.

Merscom Signs In-Game Ads Deal with Extent

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Merscom has selected Exent Technologies to add in-game advertising to six of the company's most popular casual and action titles.

'World in Conflict' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World in Conflict is a strategy game that delivers intense action and coordinated team play amidst the war the world feared most – an apocalyptic showdown between the Soviet Union and the United States, with completely destructible 3D battlefields, aggressive team-based multiplayer action and a focus on fast, hard-hitting battles.

'Marvel: Ultimate Alliance' (ALL) Gets Scored

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced that award-winning composers Chance Thomas (King Kong, LotR series), Cris Velasco (God of War) and Mark Griskey (Best of LucasArts Original Soundtrack) have scored 50 minutes of original music for Marvel: Ultimate Alliance including arrangements for multiple game levels, in-game cinematics and the Super Hero and boss battle themes.

'Call of Juarez' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West America and requires a combination of both intelligent stealth and pure shooting. Ubisoft has now released the multiplayer demo allowing you to try out 2 maps (skirmish and robbery) with 2 of the game's 4 modes.

'Prey' v1.1 Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3DRealms announced today that the previously mentioned v1.1 patch for Human Head's sci-fi FPS Prey is coming tomorrow at 9am PST (6pm Euro time). This is a tech/bug fix patch, there are no new game play elements in this update (nor are there any planned for the future). The previously announced new content (maps, multiplayer skins) is not part of this update, and will be made available at a later date. Read more for detailed fix list...

Tuesday, August 29, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 9:17 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:

'Cannon Fodder' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 6:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Putting a grenade in your hands and a smile on your face, Codemasters today confirms plans for the return of Cannon Fodder, the classic and hilarious combat gaming franchise, in spring 2007.

'ANSTOSS 2007' - v1.02 German Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascaron has released a new patch its latest iteration in the ANSTOSS soccer management franchise. This second patch requires v1.01 to be installed and fixes various bugs, and game crashes. Old save games will no longer work after applying this patch.

'Burnout 5' (PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buckle up and prepare to unleash automotive anarchy in the ultimate burner’s paradise. EA today announced that Burnout 5 is in development for the PS3 and Xbox 360.

'Virtua Fighter 5' (PS3) - 19 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Fighter 5 is the latest installment in the critically-acclaimed series, and will elevate the arcade fighting genre to all-new heights as it takes true advantage of the capabilities of the next-generation hardware.

PS2 Preview - 'Yakuza'

by Geson Hatchett on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Yakuza is a thrilling, action-adventure game created by producer Toshihiro Nagoshi and award-winning novelist Seishu Hase, taking players deep into the world of Japan's infamous underground organization.

'Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII' (PS2) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced today that its PS2 exclusive Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII will be shipping to PAL territories in November 2006.

'Operation Darkness' (X360) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 4:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last year Microsoft's Japanese X360 title list mentioned Operation Darkness from Metal Saga developers Success, and hadn't been heard of since. While details are still slim, Operation Darkness is a tactica RPG set during WW2, where you, as part of an special ops team, are tracking down Hitler. Success implements multiple scenarios and mixes historical events with fiction.

'Mercury Meltdown' (PSP) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 4:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Mercury Meltdown, sequel to last Archer Maclean’s Mercury, you once again taking control of the liquid Mercury blob, avoiding various obstacles and hazards to reach the end goal.

PS2 Review - 'Barnyard'

by Rusty Bailey on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 3:43 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.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Khaeon Games, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, Spellborn uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine.

'Gothic 3' Will be StarForce Free

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 3:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWood and European publisher Deepsilver revealed that its upcoming action/rpg Gothic 3 will not be using the StarForce protection, but instead they opted to go with SecuRom after thousands of fans, and even one of the Piranha Bytes developers, signed a petition to pressure both parties to not include the beleaguered Russian protection scheme.

2K Games' Game Convention 2006 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from 2K Games' Games Convention 2006 lineup:

'Rainbow Six Vegas' (ALL) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 2:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six makes its next-generation hardware debut in the most dramatic installment of the renowned first-person shooter franchise to date. Rainbow operatives take to the chaotic streets of Las Vegas as an escalating terrorist siege in "Sin City" threatens to take world terrorism to new, uncontrollable heights.

'Madden NFL 07' (X360) Demo on Xbox Live Marketplace

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 2:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step up as the lead blocker to create a hole, and then take control of the tailback and smash through, overpower, or slash away from would-be tacklers as you fight for every yard. Innovative rushing controls give you a game-breaking ground attack featuring all-new jukes, cutbacks, and the distinct running styles of your favorite backs. EA released a Madden NFL 07 demo on Xbox Live Marketplace, allowing you to play the Seattle Seahawks vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in one minute quarters.

'Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade' Demo Coming Friday

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade will feature two new playable races, the Tau Empire and the Necrons, bringing the number of totally unique races to an unprecedented seven. THQ will release a demo for the new Dawn of war expansion pack Friday Sept. 1st, probably around 9-10am PST (5-6pm Euro time)

'The Witcher' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher is an action RPG, combining features of such games as Dungeon Siege, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Gothic and Neverwinter Nights. The game ensures entertainment to a broad group of older players, incorporating simple yet interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3D graphics.

'Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach' Launches in Japan

by Rainier on Aug. 29, 2006 @ 1:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine and SAKURA announced that Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach has launched today in Japan. DDO provides the definitive online Dungeons & Dragons experience, complete with dramatic dungeon crawling, terrifying monster combat and challenging puzzles, character advancement and guild-based power struggles.