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Nintendo Announces Wii Launch Titles - Screens

by Judy on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 11:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

To go along with the recent Wii console tidbits, Nintendo also provided assets for the following launch titles: Avatar: The Last Airbender ~ Battalion Wars 2 ~ Big Brain Academy ~ Chicken Little: Ace in Action ~ Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 ~ Elebits ~ Excite Truck ~ The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess ~ Madden NFL 07 ~ Mario Strikers Charged ~ Metroid Prime 3 ~ Super Mario Galaxy ~ Trauma Center: Second Opinion ~ WarioWare: Smooth Moves ~ Wii Sports

Blizzard Licenses Havok Technology

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 8:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Havok announced today that Blizzard Entertainment has licensed Havok 4.0, to use in upcoming, yet unannounced, PC and Macintosh games.

Various Game Trailers #884

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 6:19 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 :

  • Mercury Meltdown [PSP] - Trailer #2
  • Faces of War - Launch Trailer
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids [ALL] - Official Trailer


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

'The Fast and the Furious' (PS2) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 6:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai America today announced the explosive Japanese Pop (J-Pop) and Hip Hop music song lineup that will be featured in its drift racing video game The Fast and the Furious, inspired by the events of the Universal Pictures’ film,

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords' - v1.3.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II takes place in the distant future, when mankind has become a space-faring civilization and must contend with other extraterrestrial powers for domination of the galaxy. Stardock has released a v1.3.1 retail patch to address a few issues that came up after last week's patch.

'Just Cause' (ALL) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 2:09 p.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. This rogue South American island is suspected of stockpiling WMDs and it's your job to negate the threat to world peace.

Microsoft Unveils 'Zune' Media Player

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft's Zune, a 30 gig digital media player, features a built-in FM tuner that displays the name of the song being played, a 3-inch screen, preloaded content from various record labels, and wireless Zune to Zune file sharing. Microsoft Zune Marketplace also allows you to download as many tracks as they want for a flat fee.

'MotoGP' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NAMCO BANDAI announced today that the latest installment in the most realistic and action-packed motorcycle racing series, MotoGP, has gone gold and is scheduled to ship on September 26, 2006 for the PSP.

'America's Army: Special Forces (Overmatch)' - v2.7 Full Install Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The US Army has released a new updated version for America's Army: Special Forces (Overmatch). This upgrade brings their team-based multiplayer game to v2.7 and includes new mp/co-op maps, vehicles, weapons, and the usual tweaks, bug and game crash fixes. Read more for details and download links ...

'Mercury Meltdown Remix' (PS2) Announced

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

Ignition Entertainment announced that it will publish its previously PSP exclusive puzzle game Mercury Meltdown Remix for the PS2. This title will be the first large screen debut for the popular franchise, offering more game levels and utmost control utilizing the dualshock 2 analog controller.

Thursday, September 14, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 11:15 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:

  • GTR 2 (PC)


  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'Battlefield 2142' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 11:01 a.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.

Majesco Titles Get Steamy

by Judy on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco and Valve announced an agreement to deliver Majesco's PC games via Steam. Beginning today, BloodRayne 1 & 2 and Advent Rising are available for download, while Psychonauts will be offered in early October.

Atari Brings 'Silverfall' to North America

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced the upcoming North American release of Silverfall, a 3D action RPG that casts players into a world torn between science and nature.

Nintendo Wii's Multimedia Capabilities

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 10:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo Wii will offer players a variety of entertainment, information and communication Channels that add value to the console and make it a device that the entire family can enjoy. Watch photos, weather forecasts, news, shopping and so forth ...

'Glory of the Roman Empire' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Glory of the Roman Empire is an empire-building simulation set during the height of the glorious Roman Empire. CDV has released the first patch bringing your German, French, Polish and English game to v1.01 and adding new Free build maps, as well as addressing a few bugs and crashes.

Nintendo Wii Launch Date and Price Officially Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As was already revealed late last night, Nintendo announced the North American launch of its Wii home video game console is set for Nov. 19, at an MSRP of just $249.99. The price includes one wireless Wii Remote controller, one Nunchuk controller and the groundbreaking collection of five different Wii Sports games on one disc.

'Heroes of Annihilated Empires' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heroes of Annihilated Empires offers an extraordinary blend of RTS and RPG gameplay, challenging gamers to create a powerful leader and a dominant military force through battle, diplomacy and treachery in a rich fantasy world.

'Undercover:­ Operation Wintersun' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Undercover is an adventure game set during the Second World War, in the heart of war-torn Europe. The tantalizing story revolves around a horrible What-If scenario, tackling myths and undiscovered secrets and gives all new insights into the terrifying machinations of this era.

'The Sims 2 Pets' (ALL) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today revealed a roster of more than 25 songs that will be featured in The Sims 2 Pets, featuring the latest hits from hottest musical acts including the Pussycat Dolls, ALY AND AJ, The Flaming Lips and Hot Chip, in addition to theme and mode music from Mark Mothersbaugh.

'Saint Seiya: The Hades' (PS2) Goes Gold In Europe

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 4:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced that development is complete on Saint Seiya: The Hades from Namco Bandai Games and the game has gone gold. An overdose of innovative features and stunning enhancements designed to bring players closer than ever to the universe of mind-blowing 3D Cosmo battles.

'Sonic and The Secret Rings' (Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic and The Secret Rings stars the Blue dude with the ‘tude on his first solo adventure since the original Sonic The Hedgehog in '91. This intense and exciting action game combines high-speed action with easy to play controls to offer a brand new experience!

'LMA Manager 2007' (X360) Demo On Xbox Live Marketplace

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the LMA Manager 2007 PC demo was released yesterday, Codemasters announced that the Xbox 360 demo is now also available on Xbox Live Marketplace, which allows you to take charge of Liverpool in a prestigious European tie with Inter Milan at the new Wembley Stadium.

'Broken Sword: The Angel of Death' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Broken Sword: The Angel of Death, gamers once again take the role of unwitting hero George Stobbart as he investigates dark secrets from a long-forgotten history.

Gamer's Gate Picks Up 'Capitalism 2' and 'Marine Park Empire'

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gamer’s Gate and Enlight are proud to announce the addition of two new titles to the digital platform. Capitalism 2 and Marine Park Empire are available now to customers on Gamer’s Gate and will offer gamers two, very different and exciting challenges.

'Viva Pinata' (X360) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Viva Piñata, a high-energy, mass-appeal entertainment property created by Rare Ltd. that brings a vibrant world of living piñata animals to video games, television and beyond. The Viva Piñata universe showcases an engaging cast of colorful, wild-roaming piñata animals that entertain and challenge imaginations.

'Kameo: Elements of Power' (X360) Power Pack On Xbox Live

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Announced a while ago, Kameo Power Pack has finally been released and is sure to put your abilities to the test. This downloadable content contains three great new co-op modes of play: Expert Mode, Rune Battle Mode, Time Attack Mode, and will set you back 400 points.

'World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is the exciting new expansion to Blizzard's massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It expands the game by tremendous bounds, adding new races, quest, lands, Battlegrounds, professions and items, raising the level cap to 70, and more.

'Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz' (Wii) Gets New Characters

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced two new characters for its Wii exclusive Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz. AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, and Baby will be joined by new characters YanYan; a young, vivacious female monkey and Doctor; an older monkey with a past steeped in mystery due to his acute case of amnesia.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Saints Row'

by Chad on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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 Stilwater, is action-adventure with its core as a third-person shooter.

Nintendo Wii Launches in Japan on Dec 2

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 12:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

During its press conference in Japan, Nintendo announced that it will launch its new Wii game console on December 2 in Japan for 25,000 yen ($250). 16 titles will be available at launch, including The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Odoru! Made in Wario, Pokémon Battle Revolution, and Wii Sports will be sold separately.

'Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 14, 2006 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ancient China’s greatest warriors have rocked the foundations of heaven and earth for over 2,000 years. Now KOEI’s ‘Warriors Worth a Thousand’ return in Dynasty Warriors Vol. 2 that eclipses the original with an exquisite array of features!