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'DEFCON' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 11:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DEFCON, inspired by the 1983 cult-classic Wargames, is an online, competitive, multiplayer strategy game based around the theme of global thermonuclear war. This demo allows you to check out a tutorial, a rolling demo, and two player multiplayer support.

'Battlefield 2142' Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 6:52 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. EA informed us that it will release a demo next week, although no details as to what it will include were revealed.

'Championship Manager 2007' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Championship Manager 2007 is a totally new iteration of Eidos' best-selling football management simulation. This multilanguage demo (English, French & Italian) allows you to play manager of an English, Italian, or French club for 6 months. Your savegame will be compatible with the final game, so you can comntinue where you left off.

'Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom' (X360/PC) - 13 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom will take the franchise in a new direction as developer BLUESIDE and series director Henry Lee plan to create a truly next-generation Action-RPG, departing from their well-known Action-RTS formula.

'Stacked with Daniel Negreanu' - v1.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 4:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Texas Hold 'em game that captures the spirit of the professional poker tour, Stacked utilizes an advanced learning AI system that adapts to each player's style of play to deliver a thrilling and realistic poker experience. This v1.4 patch improves on-line connectivity and automatically enables port forwarding to work around and through some network issues.

Various Game Trailers #897

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 3:53 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 :

  • Battlefield 2142 - Titan Trailer
  • Stranger - GC 06 Trailer
  • Bioshock [X360/PC] - X06 Trailer [HD]
  • Blue Dragon [X360] - X06 Trailer [HD]
  • Banjo-Kazooie [X360] - X06 Trailer [HD]
  • Call of Duty 3 [ALL] - X06 Trailer [HD]
  • Viva Pinata [X360] - X06 Trailer [HD]
  • Lost Odyssey [X360] - X06 Trailer [HD]
  • WH40K: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade - Trailer #15


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

'EVIDENCE: The Last Ritual' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the heart of a murder investigation, Evidence: The Last Ritual is an astonishing psychological thriller that blurs the line of reality and fantasy. The notorious serial killer “The Phoenix” is back and the authorities need your help to catch him once and for all.

'Asterix and Obelix XXL 2' (NDS/PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enhanced versions of the PS2 and PC game of the same name, Asterix and Obelix XXL 2 for the handhelds will take advantage of their unique capabilities while staying rooted in the same great tradition of parody that runs throughout the stories of Asterix and his friends.

Get A 'Gears of War' (X360) Sneak Peek On October 4, 2006

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 12:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios today announced that gamers will get their first chance to play Gears of War on Wednesday, Oct. 4 after pre-release screenings of New Line Cinema’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning in four major cities, marking the first time in entertainment history that a major motion picture and video game have been previewed together.

'Reservoir Dogs' (PS2/Xbox/PC) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 11:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game gives you the opportunity to play through the events of the film - leading up to and following the break down of the heist - from the perspective of each character, and find out what happened at the diamond store.

'Sid Meier's Railroads!' - 18 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sid Meier's Railroads! marks the return of the watershed title in simulation/strategy gaming that launched the popular “tycoon” genre, and inspired a new generation of games.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TLotR: Shadows of Angmar will allow players to forge heroic legacies in the War for Middle-Earth, experience an evolving persistent recreation of Tolkien's fantasy realm where you can establish their unique reputations, and discover and wield legendary weapons in strategic battles, while adventuring solo or in Fellowships.

'Baseball Mogul 2007' - v9.45 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest chapter in the Baseball Mogul series allows gamers to participate in the ultimate managerial experience and build the ball club of their dreams. This patch brings your retail game to v9.45 and includes tons of fixes, improvements, adjstments and game balance tweaks.

'Digimon World DS' (NDS) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digimon World DS, the first iteration of the Digimon franchise on the Nintendo DS platform, features turn-based combat and entertaining Digimon training.

Star Trek Titles Get Orchestral Music Score

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks and Rednote Audio today proudly announce that veteran video game and film/TV composers Rod Abernethy and Jason Graves (Blazing Angels, The Hobbit) have created the original sci-fi orchestral scores for Bethesda Softworks' upcoming titles Star Trek: Legacy (X360/PC), Star Trek: Tactical Assault (PSP/NDS) and Star Trek: Encounters (PS2)

'The Sacred Rings' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sacred Rings, sequel to Aura: Fate of the Ages, is an epic graphic adventure in a dark fantastical world of magic and intrigue…

Technology Provider NDS Acquires Danish Developer ITE

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NDS, technology provider for digital pay-TV, today announced the acquisition of Danish console and PC game designer and developer 'ITE'. No specific reason why, or further details of any kind, were provided.

'Virtua Tennis 3' (PSP/PS3/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Tennis 3 gives gamers the opportunity to experience new levels of realism never thought possible on a home console system with enhanced photo-realistic graphics and advanced player animations that perfectly match the behaviour and mannerisms of individual professional players.

'Commander: Europe at War' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commander: Europe at War is the first in a series of high level turn based strategy games, jointly developed by Firepower Entertainment and Slitherine Software.

Friday, September 29, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 5:09 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:

'Alan Wake' (X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

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

Set in the deceptively idyllic town of Bright Falls, Washington, Alan Wake places gamers in the role of the best-selling suspense author, Alan Wake. He escapes to this small town to recover from the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée. In Bright Falls Wake comes face to face with his darkest nightmares.

'Sabotage' Gets Industrial Soundtrack

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Music and sound effects for the tense stealth action shooter Sabotage by ANACONDA and Replay Studios are created together with two of the best and most experienced German musicians, both standout figures in the music scene: industrial legend Mona Mur and horror effects expert Hermann Kopp.

'RTL Skispringen 2007' (PS2/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 4:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RTL Skispringen 2007 is the latest iteration in RTL Enterprises' ski jumping series, under development at 49Games, also known for Alpine Ski Racing 2007.

'Melbourne Cup Challenge' (PS2/PC) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

HES announced today that its Melbourne Cup Challenge horse racing game, known in Europe as Frankie Dettori Racing, will be galloping into stores across Australia and New Zealand on October 26, bringing the energy and excitement of the great race into homes ahead of the 2006 Melbourne Cup Carnival.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 6' (ALL) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami Europe confirmed that it will launch the PS2 and X360 versions of PES 6 on October 26th, with the PC, PSP and NDS versions to follow shortly after. The Pro Evolution Soccer series is renowned for its realism, and the new edition is abundant with new gameplay additions. Player AI has been massively upgraded, while the physical side of play has been refined.

'Battlestations: Midway' (X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 2:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestations: Midway follows the story of naval recruit Henry Walker, whose first assignment as a gunner at Pearl Harbor is the starting point of an incredible career at the heart of the US Pacific Fleet in 1942, in what was to become one of the most inspirational military campaigns in history.

PS2 Review - 'One Piece: Pirates' Carnival'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles' - Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Sid Meier's Civilization Chronicles is the definitive Civilization collector's edition, for the first time covering the entire series,all 4 base games and its 5 addons, in one behemoth package. Troy Goodfellow interviews former Firaxis employee Brian Reynolds about his involvement in Civ II.

PC Review - 'FlatOut 2'

by Keith Durocher on Sept. 29, 2006 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Featuring an enhanced version of the original’s lauded physics engine with even faster driving track designs, FlatOut 2 also boasts numerous improvements, enhancements and additions to make the title the definitive FlatOut experience.