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'Gothic III' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 6:06 p.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. Piranha Bytes Announced that Gothic 3 has been shipped to Sony Austria for replicationm meaning that after more than three and a half years of time development has been finished.

'Silent Heroes' Gets Delayed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today that its Soldiers: Heroes of World War II addon Silent Heroes, in which you take control of a special operations force during World War II, has been delayed. No new release date has been set yet ...

'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey' - v1.03 French Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey is an action-packed thriller set in a large and varied game world mixing gritty reality with imaginative fantasy, featuring 3 worlds, 3 distinctly different playable characters, wrapped in a mature, exhilarating, and innovative storyline. Funcom has released a v1.03 patch for the French edition, fixing driver issues with NVidia Geforce 7xxx cards (thanks Patches).

'Battlefield 2142' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 3:49 p.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.

'Destroy All Humans! 2' (ALL) Gets '60s Soundtrack

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 3:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Garry Schyman has created a new, original score for THQ's Destroy All Humans! 2. Set in the 1960s Schyman’s musical influences include John Barry's scores for the '60s James Bond films as well as early Jerry Goldsmith and TV scores such as “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” and “The Twilight Zone.”

Various Game Trailers #882

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 3:31 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:

  • Gothic III - Trailer #6
  • Joint Task Force - Launch Trailer & Walkthrough
  • Need For Speed Carbon [ALL] - Emmanuelle Trailer


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

'Paradise City' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 3:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Paradise City, developer Sirius Games, formerly known as Media Mobsters, the player takes on the role of a young ambitious gangster with the single goal of becoming the most successful and influential criminal in the entire city.

'Stranger' - Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 3:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stranger is an RTS game, with RPG elements, set in a world, split in two parts, surface and a subterranean one, which are in a tenuous balance. This patch fixes Athlon 64 X2 problem. The patch doesn't affect players' profiles and saved games.

'Word of Chaos' - 29 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Word of Chaos is an adventure/rpg that will take its players to the vast fantasy world of Worluk. The epic tale follows the adventures of Skandar Graun, a half-orc who has to revenge the mirder of his parents, and retrieve the legendary artifact called ‘The Word of Chaos” from the Order-worshipping Peltar.

Multi Task With The Multi Reader 360

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 3:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Technologies announced that it has shipped the Multi Reader 360 for the Xbox 360, enhancing the capabilities of the Xbox 360 by giving gamers an easy way to listen to music, view photos and participate in group gaming sessions with one affordable device.

'Medieval II: Total War' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the most turbulent and bloody era in European history, Medieval 2: Total War will allow gamers to lead their armies across the battlefields of Europe and the Holy Land before discovering the Americas and doing battle with the fearsome Aztecs.

'Call of Duty 2' (X360) Sells More Than One Million Copies in North America

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced today that, according to NPD Funworld, Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty 2 for the Xbox 360 has sold more than one million units in the U.S. alone..

'Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Destineer today announced Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy, a side-scrolling action/adventure game that puts players in the role of Edward Elric, the Fullmetal Alchemist on a quest to defeat the evil Homunculi and acquire the fabled Philosopher’s Stone.

'Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As an aspiring Underworld figure, spread corruption throughout the galaxy using new strategic gameplay elements to influence other factions, steal their funds, slow their production, spy on them and more, all en route to becoming the most notorious criminal leader since Jabba the Hutt.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 10:36 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:

'F.E.A.R. Extraction Point' Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 10:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra will release a demo for F.E.A.R. Extraction Point tomorrow Wed, Sept. 13th at 10 a.m. PST. This 550mb single-player demo features part of a mission, with several weapons at your disposal, and we will of course have it available on our file server network at that time.

'Neuro' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neuro has a futuristic setting, when humankind invents a totally new way of traveling in space. That is why people already inhabit the nearest star systems. Time passes by and these colonies grow into the biggest industrial and scientific centers. Obvious enough, they want to get independent and quit the Earth Confederation. The game starts on the surface of one of the colonies - a planet named Sorgo.

'HoopWorld' (X360) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HoopWorld is a three-on-three multiplayer trick game that rewards gamers for playing competitively together. Streamline Studios has teamed up with Spanish Virtual Toys to finalize the project, which has unfortunately been pushed back.

'Flushed Away' (GBA/NDS/NGC/PS2) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flushed Away, based on the upcoming DreamWorks movie, is a story-driven, 3rd-person action-platform game that captures the characters and humor of the film.

'ANSTOSS 2007' - v1.03 German Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascaron has released a new patch for its latest iteration in the ANSTOSS soccer management franchise. This 3rd patch requires v1.02 to be installed and fixes various bugs, and game crashes. Old save games will no longer work after applying this patch.

'ParaWorld' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr today announced that the North American version of the highly anticipated RTS ParaWorld has gone gold and will hit store shelves in late September. ParaWorld features a rich single-player campaign with a compelling storyline, as well as deep, well-balanced multiplayer gameplay

'Guild Wars Nightfall' Preview Event Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ArenaNet announced that Guild Wars Nightfall will make its debut in a massive event open to anyone and everyone who would like to play. The event will take place September 22, 2006, beginning at 07:01pm GMT and running through September 25, 2006 at 6:59am GMT

'Pacific Storm' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The furious battle of Pearl Harbor became the first in the sequence of gory sea combats. Now you can take part in all major Pacific battles of the World War II in the Pacific Storm game that is a mixture of RTS, war-game and simulator.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter' - v1.30 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has released a new patch for its tactical FPS Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter, bringing your retail/download version to v1.30, also known as Multiplayer Pack 3, and adds two anticipated multiplayer game modes: Siege Mode and the Original Ghost Recon Co-op Mode as well as the admin tools to create dedicated servers.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Samurai Warriors 2'

by Alicia on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 6:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

It's time to conquer ancient Japan on your Xbox 360! Samurai Warriors 2 introduces a host of new gameplay options, like the multiplayer strategy board game Sugoroku, integrated Castle levels, cooperative play, and the dungeon-crawling Survival Mode. New to the 360 version is competitive online play via Xbox Live.

'The Godfather' (X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After a life of small-time jobs and petty thefts you've been accepted into America's most famous criminal organization, the Corleone family. Now it's up to you to carry out orders, earn respect, rise through the ranks, and make New York City your own. Play your cards right and you could even be running everything as the next, and most powerful, Don.

Meridian4 Signs 'Dark Matter' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 6:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark Matter lets gamers test their skills against some of the galaxy’s most hostile environments, fending off asteroids and enemy ships with powerful weaponry.

Sony Launches PSP Entertainment Pack for $249.99

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA today announced that, starting Sept. 13, the PSP Entertainment Pack, will include a PSP system along with off-road racing game ATV Offroad Fury: Blazin' Trails, the "Lords of Dogtown" UMD movie, and a Sony 1GB Memory Stick Pro Duo, all for $249.99.

'Mage Knight: Apocalypse' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 5:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai America today announced that its fantasy action RPG, Mage Knight: Apocalypse, has gone gold and will be available in stores beginning September 26. Mage Knight: Apocalypse features a richly-detailed universe, epic single player campaign and co-operative modes.

'Dungeon Siege II: Deluxe Edition' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2KGames today announced Dungeon Siege II: Deluxe Edition, a special collector's set that includes the original Dungeon Siege II, the Dungeon Siege II: Broken World expansion pack, and a number of collectible items spanning maps, portraits, wallpapers and a "The Making of Dungeon Siege II" DVD.

'Mega Man ZX' (NDS) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 5:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A world of transformations awaits in Mega Man ZX, an original new action game that joins the Mega Man universe. A dynamic Biometal system plays the central role, offering players the ability to transform into different Model types, each with their own unique abilities and advantages.

Namco/Bandai's Tokyo Game Show 2006 Lineup

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco/Bandai today announced a partial lineup of games that the company will have on display at this year's Tokyo Game Show. While there are currently no real surprises or new titles in the lineup, its PS3 games ought to be playable, arguably for the first time. Namco/Bandai will have a few additional announcements at the show itself, so keep an eye out for further coverage.

'Capcom Classics Collection Vol 2' (PS2/Xbox) - 26 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 4:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delve into the past and get acquainted with 20 of the finest arcade classics around with Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2, offering up more legendary and rare classics of yesteryear.

'Drakensang: The Dark Eye' Gets Epic Soundtrack

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 4:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Anaconda announced today that its RPG Drakensang: The Dark Eye will feature a first-class soundtrack. Dynamedion, known for various other soundtracks for AAA titles, have signed an agreement to cooperate on the epic party-based RPG soundtrack, which will begin in September and continue well into the next year.

'BioShock' (PS3/X360/PC) Coming to PS3 - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 4:19 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. PSM UK reveals that BioShock is also coming to the PS3, already hinted at by Ken Levine in a recent interview.

David Douillet Judo (NGC/PS2/Xbox/PC) - French Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

David Douillet Judo will be a realistic representation of the competitive sport allowing you to work your way up through regional, national and international tournaments and qualify to face off against the reigning champion himself, who is technical adviser on the project. This French only demo allows you to select 2 judoka, in quick match mode.

'EverQuest II: Echoes of Faydwer' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Echoes of Faydwer introduces a new playable race, The Fae, as well as over 350 new quests, new hats, cloaks, armor, and new horse mounts available to players of all levels, over 40 new types of creatures, more than 20 new zones and adventure areas, new PvP rewards, plus all-new items, equipment, spells and tradeskill recipes.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' Expansion Revealed?

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 3:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Online retailer GameStop briefly had a product listing for what might be the first signs of an expansion pack to Bethesda's action/RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Gamespot spotted it, but it was taken down shortly thereafter. Knights of the White Stallion Expansion Pack was listed for $19.99, and has a tentative release date of November 21, 2006. No X360 equivalent was found, so this could be an all new product, and not just a packaging of the previously released modules that have been sold for $.99 or $2.99 since the original product's launch. Bethesda declined to comment ...

'Battlefield: Bad Company' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 2:58 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 ...

Infogrames' Final Debt Restructuring Plan

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On September 8, 2006, Infogrames concluded an agreement with its main bank creditors and bondholders, thus allowing to set up a financial restructuring plan, to significantly reduce its financial indebtedness, to restore its equity and to provide a cash level appropriate to its operating needs.

'Rat Hunter' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rat Hunter is a traditional, first-person shooter set in a hi-tech environment, taking place on a remote planet, which is located in a G-class star system. Its gravity, atmosphere and other conditions are pretty much the same as on Earth. The planet is rich in minerals, and the low depth of occurrence allows for strip mining.

Seven Wii Virtual Console Titles Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A listing on the ESRB website reveals the first classic seven titles that Nintendo plans to offer Wii users through its Virtual console. While a release date, nor price, has not yet been announced SEGA Genesis fans will surely be happy to see Altered Beast, Ecco The Dolphin, Columns Golden Axe, Ristar, Sonic the Hedgehog, Toe Jam & Earl.

PSP Review - 'Juiced: Eliminator'

by Andrew Hayward on Sept. 12, 2006 @ 1:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Juiced: Eliminator will deliver a unique gameplay experience, taking advantage of the PSP's functionality to offer never-before-seen multiplayer games and expand on the crew and pink-slip racing.

'Animal Hospital: Pet Vet 3D' - 4 New Screens

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

In Animal Hospital: Pet Vet 3D you’ll get to take care of fuzzy bunnies, adorable cats, dogs, horses, ponies and even piglets. Packed with oodles of awesome activities ranging from animal examinations, playing with cute puppies and even horseback riding; you’ll learn amazing facts about animals while you treat, care and love them!