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Runestone Runs Out of Funds and Closes Its Doors

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 5:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an open letter to the community Runestone CEO Lars Kroll Kristensen announced that his company has officially run out of money, cannot pay salaries, rent or hosting fees, and therefore filed for bankruptcy. The past two months he has tried to sell a partnership deal to various publishers and MMO companies, but in the end nothing materialized. Its MMORPG Seed will be winding down with a goodbye ceremony this coming Sunday at 20 CEST.

Hewlett Packard Acquires VoodooPC

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 5:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

HP today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire high-performance and personalized gaming computer systems manufacturer VoodooPC.

'Romanians in Space' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 4:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Romanians in Space is a 3D space simulation game developed by Romanian studio 2 Bad Design. This demo allows you to check out three quick missions and none of the campaign.

Various Game Trailers #896

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 3:59 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 :

  • Nacho Libre [NDS] - Trailer
  • Marvel Universe Online - Trailer
  • Tony Tough 2: A Rake's Progress - Trailer
  • Frontlines: Fuel of War - Trailer
  • UFO: Extraterrestrials - Trailer
  • The Darkness [PS3/X360] - X06 Trailer
  • Superman Returns: The Videogame - X06 Trailer
  • Shrek the Third [X360] - X06 Trailer
  • Project Gotham Racing 4 [X360] - X06 Trailer
  • Bioshock [X360/PC] - X06 Trailer


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

'Brigade E5: New Jagged Union' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First announce today that Brigade E5: New Jagged Union, developed by Apeiron Co, has officially gone gold, and is due to hit stores in North America October, 2006.

'Alpine Ski Racing 2007' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

French RTL has been known for releasing several Ski Alpin titles the past few years, and last year JoWood also went downhill with a new Ski Racing franchise. This year however both companies are teaming up to bring us a mix of both their products in Alpine Ski Racing 2007: Bode Miller vs. Hermann Maier.'Alpine Ski Racing 2007' - 3 New Screens

'Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure' (PSP) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mastiff is bringing Nihon Falcom’s 3D action-RPG Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure to North America in the first quarter of 2007, emerging gamers in a vivid fantasy world filled with a colorful cast of characters. Real-time combat and stunning 3D graphics combine with a spirited soundtrack to make Gurumin a fast-paced, immersive, magical adventure.

'Tales of the Abyss' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced today that development for its latest PS2 exclusive RPG Tales of the Abyss is complete and scheduled to ship nationwide on October 10, 2006.

'ArchLord' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Embark on your adventure to become the one mighty ruler of them all and take control of vast worlds, sprawling towns and cities or even control the world's horrific monsters to wreak havoc on your cowering enemies. For the first time ever you can rise to rule them all and with it the true destiny of Chantra is under your control...

Study Finds 28% of Gamers Avoid Copy Protected Titles

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new study by copy protection company ECD Systems revealed that buyers of PC games believe that copy protection is not an impediment to game purchases, although 72 percent of consumers are “not actively avoiding” buying games that have copy protection, meaning 28% do...

'Inhabited Island: Battlefield' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Wargaming.net and Akella's turn-based strategy Inhabited Island: Battlefield the battle takes place on Saraksh planet, where four armies (Khonties, the Land of Fathers, Island Empire and Southern barbarians) go toe-to-toe on field of action.

Thursday, September 28, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 10:26 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:

'.Hack//G.U.' (PS2) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

What if what you do as a player in a game impacted your real world? What is reality? .hack, a sci-fi fantasy RPG, has pursued this innovative concept in the previous 4-part series where “The World” was ultimately destroyed. Years after the events of the first .hack series, “The World” was rebuilt.

'The Guild 2' Goes Gold In North America

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr Media announced that the North American version of The Guild 2 PC game has gone gold, continuing in the way of its predecessor by offering players the opportunity to control the fate of generations of a large dynasty during the Middle Ages.

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

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six makes its handheld 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' and 'Need for Speed Carbon' Confirmed Wii Launch Titles

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA today announced that Madden NFL 07, and Need for Speed Carbon, will be available with the Wii launch on November 19, 2006.

'PDC World Championship Darts' (PS2/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PDC World Championship Darts provides an authentic ‘as seen on TV’ adaptation of the UK’s best loved home-grown sport, offering darts fans an authentic, star-studded, challenging darts experience that can be played at home. Oxygen announced it has signed five champions to be featured in the game...

Vivendi Games Acquires Two New Development Studios

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 7:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivendi Games today announced that it has purchased two development studios, Secret Lair Studios, located in Issaquah, Wash., and, pending approval from the Chinese government, Studio Ch'in in Shanghai, China.

'The Mark' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 6:51 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.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' Confirmed for PSP and PS3

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda announced today that its RPG, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, will be a launch title for the PS3 this November in North America, and next March in Europe. In addition, The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion will be released on the PSP in the Spring 2007 in North America and Europe.

'BioShock' Exclusively on Xbox 360 and PC

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 5:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Contrary to earlier possible PS3 predictions, 2K Games today announced that Irrational Games' FPS BioShock will be released exclusively on Xbox 360 and PC.

'Snoopy vs The Red Baron' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While snoozing atop his doghouse one day, Snoopy has a magical dream. He becomes a virtuoso flying ace, piloting his World War I bi-plane in a heroic attempt to foil the plans of his archenemy, the Red Baron. Join Snoopy and friends as you take on the nefarious Baron and his cohorts in this enchanting aerial adventure.

'Football Manager 2007' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 4:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Europe today confirmed that Football Manager 2007 has gone gold and will be available across Europe on 20th October 2006. Football Manager 2007 contains over 100 new features designed to improve ease of use and help first time players effortlessly access the shrouded world of football management.

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' - Screens & Artwork

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer: Mark of Chaos is an RTS game set in the renowned Warhammer world, featuring epic battles within massive landscapes, while offering an astounding level of detail, from a bird's eye view down to the insignias on a warrior's armor.

'WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007' (X360) Demo On Xbox Live

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007 enables players to experience the intensity of being a WWE Superstar with key updates and new game play features. Environmental hotspots let players select and control multiple objects in and around the ring, as well as from crowd members, to inflict damage on their opponents. A 1 Gig demo is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace, allowing you to try out the game.

Ubisoft's X06 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 4:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Ubisoft's X06 2006 lineup:

Buena Vista Games Acquires Climax Racing Studio

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 3:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buena Vista Games today announced the acquisition of the award-winning Climax Racing from Climax Group. The studio is of both strategic and geographic importance to BVG as it becomes the third internal studio, and the first in Europe, that BVG has added to its development capacity.

'Lost Planet: Extreme Condition' (X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 3:27 a.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.

SEGA's X06 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from SEGA's X06 2006 lineup:

X360 Review - 'The Godfather'

by Alicia on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 2:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

PC Review - 'Ankh'

by Lee Berlik on Sept. 28, 2006 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ankh is a point and click adventure game in development over at German Deck 13. You play as Assil, a young Egyptian man in trouble, making his way through treacherous Cairo, avoiding evil Pharaohs, crocodiles and assassins, to lift his own death curse.