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'Chromehounds' (X360) Gets Patched

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 8:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chromehounds is a squad-based action title that puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war, with a strong focus on cooperative and competitive online gameplay. SEGA has released a patch through Xbox Live fixing various issues with the game, mainly the much needed network stability, and various other gameplay problems.

Various Game Trailers #877

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 4:56 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:

  • Half-Life 2: Episode 2 - Gameplay Trailer #3
  • Medieval II: Total War - TrailerPack #2
  • Company of Heroes - Tailer #11
  • Hyperball Racing - Trailer
  • Real World Golf 2007 [PS2/PC] - Trailer


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

Microsoft, Nintendo, And Industry Analysts Comment on PS3 Delay

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 4:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the news of the European PS3 launch delay, certain competitors might be eager to seize on the opportunity to push extra units over the holidays. Nintendo was rather subdued in its comments, while Microsoft was a bit more forthcoming, while industry analysts say the delay won't affect things too much, except for European stores who might be in a jam, and predict Nintendo might have the most to gain. Read more for details ...

'Stronghold Legends' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stronghold Legends features a range of new innovations including, three unique castle styles to build, three landscapes to fight across, spectacular magic themes, fearsome monsters to overcome, a completely new strategic conquest style of play, and a range of exciting new multiplayer modes.

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' New Update Coming Soon

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tripwire Interactive announced today that the next Red Orchestra update is due in mid-September and will include a new weapon, authentic Russian voiceovers, updated animations, new icons and of course a bunch of bug fixes. The update will be made through Steam and should automatically apply when you login.

'FIFA 07' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 4:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA 07 delivers authenticity with licenses for all the world’s top leagues, including MLS and Mexican 1st Division, and 26 others from over 20 nations. This year, you have the power to shape your club’s destiny in the Interactive Leagues, a new online mode that enables you to pit your club against supporters of your real-world opponents.

'NRA Gun Club' (PS2) Gets Endorsed By ... NRA

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gun Club is a non-violent arcade shooter, allowing gamers to enter the shooting range, steady their nerves, and take aim at the bull’s-eye. Experience the traditional 1st person shooter from a different perspective; Gun Club is void of blood and violence.

'Precursors' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 2:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Precursors, a sci-fi action game from Deep Shadow, developers of Boiling Point, leads you into unexplored regions of space, where he can fly with huge battle ships from planet to planet.

'For Liberty!' - v1.60 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For Liberty! is a turn based computer strategy game for the PC, covering two wars of independence - the American Revolution (1775-1783) and the Rakoczi War of Independence in Europe 1703-1711. This v1.60 patch fixes all known and reported game issues as well as adding a ton of new game features, gameplay additions and improvements to the A.I.

'Ridge Racer 7' (PS3) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ridge Racer 7 will be produced by Hideo Teramoto, music by Hiroshi Okubo under direction of Masaya Kobayashi. Not many details are available yet, but it is said that RR 7 will support online multiplayer for up to 14 players.

'Metal Slug Anthology' (PSP) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celebrating Metal Slug’s 10th Anniversary, SNK Playmore and Ignition Entertainment will release Metal Slug Anthology, containing: Metal Slug 1 through 5; with Metal Slug 1 and 2 making their first appearances on a home console, since the NEOGEO AES system.

'Silent Heroes' Goes Gold

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

Paradox Interactive announced that its Soldiers: Heroes of World War II addon Silent Heroes, previously known as Saboteurs, has gone gold. In the expansion you take control of a special operations force during World War II.

'ArchLord' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 12:41 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...

'Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg' - v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg adds tons of new features including many player submitted suggestions. The v1.04 patch corrects a game crashing bug caused by the previous patch, as well as a dozen tweaks, improvements and gameplay enhancements.

'The Battle for Middle-earth II' v1.05 Patch In The Works

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A message in the community chat forum reveals that a BFME v1.05 patch has been submitted for final testing and is expected in the next 2 weeks. The new patch adds massive balance changes, and EA has revealed partial details on fixes for the, so far, underwhelming Mordor side. Read more for partial fix list ...

'NHL 07' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 10:39 a.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.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 9:56 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:

'Super-Bikes: Riding Challenge' (PS2/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Milestone, the creators of the Superbike series, are back and bringing Super-Bikes: Riding Challenge with them, the most realistic and in depth riding simulation.

'Khan: The Absolute Power' Shuts Down

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IENT announced today that it is shutting down support for Mirinae's MMORPGs Khan: The Absolute Power, due to the product not meet its standards of game play and the lack of on-going development would be insufficient to improve this situation. Therefore, IENT will be shutting down the game effective 9 AM EST Sept 5, 2006.

'Samurai Warriors 2' (PS2/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Samurai Warriors 2 is a beat-'em-up features 20 characters to select from, each offering different ways of fighting, no load times when the action changes from interior to exterior battles, and new combo configurations and better special attacks. Check the freshly launched website, or read more for new screens ...

Xbox 360 Preview - 'LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy'

by Alicia on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy takes the fun and endless customization of LEGO and combines it with the epic story, characters and action from the original Star Wars movies that revolutionized pop culture forever.

European PS3 Launch Delayed Until March 2007

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Due to a delay in the mass production schedule of the blue laser diode, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe announced that it would postpone the PS3 launch in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Africa and Australasia from its original 17th November 2006 date, to March 2007. Launch dates for Japan and North America will remain the same, which are November 11th and November 17th respectively.

'The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy' (ALL) Coming to Wii - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway today announced the development of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy for the Nintendo Wii. Gamers can play as one of 15 characters from one of Cartoon Network's top-rated shows in the adventure/fighting game,

'Yoshi's Island 2' (NDS) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

When local children are kidnapped from his island, it is up to our hero, with the help of Baby Mario, Baby Peach and the cute Baby Donkey Kong, to come to the rescue. But whilst on his quest, Yoshi must also protect the three babies from the island’s villains by swallowing enemies or shooting eggs.

Microsoft Vista Gets Price Tag

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 6:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While leaked earlier through Microsoft Canada's website, it has now been confirmed. Vista Ultimate will set you back $399, while Vista Business will cost $299; Windows Vista Home Premium, $239; and Windows Vista Home Basic, $199. If you currently have Win XP, then you can get an upgrade to Ultimate for $259; Vista Business, $199; Vista Home Premium, $159; and Vista Home Basic for $99. Microsoft recently issued RC1, a near-final test version of the operating system, and will soon be expanding its Vista customer preview program allowing customers to obtain early code for testing.

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 5:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As the SEAL commander, the player will be supported by AI teammate executing traditional SOCOM team-based tactical, stealth and action gameplay. Multiple players will once again be able to form clans and take on their friends for team-based high-action gameplay.

'Final Fantasy XII' (PS2) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XII shakes the series to its core with the introduction of a unique new combat system, while still honoring the franchise's reputation for epic storytelling, incredible spectacle, and compelling characters. Final Fantasy XII is undeniably FF, but it's also something completely different.

'Destroy All Humans! 2' (PS2/Xbox) Gets Hollywood Voiceover

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 4:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced it has signed Anthony Head, known as Rupert Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as lead voiceover in Destroy All Humans! 2.

'Battlefield 2142' - 5 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 4:18 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. After yesterday's batch, here are some more ...

Hollywood Hosting $1 Million Casual Games World Championship

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FUN Technologies will host the inaugural casual games competition WorldWide Web Games (W3Games) Saturday Sept. 9. Set to air on the Game Show Network December 2, the W3Games will bring casual game players from across the world to Hollywood for a chance to turn hours of game play into one huge $1 million paycheck.

'EVIDENCE: The Last Ritual' - 26 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 4:10 a.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.

Xbox Review - 'Madden NFL 07'

by Nicolus Baslock on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Enchanted Arms' (X360) Also Coming to PS3

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the latest Famitsu, From Software's epic adventure Enchanted Arms is no longer an X360 exclusive RPG, as it is now also scheduled to appear on the PS3. Enchanted Arms allows players to escape to a fantasy world filled with beautiful cinema-quality graphics, unique characters and bizarre creatures.

'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, developed by Rockstar Leeds in conjunction with series creators Rockstar North, is an all new title in the GTA series set in Vice City with new missions, story and gameplay.

SCEA Appoints New PR Director

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America today announced the appointment of Dave Karraker to the post of Senior Director of Corporate Communications to oversee all North American public relations.

'Pompolic: Call for Heroes' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pompolic: Call for Heroes, developed by Quotix Software, is a third-person action game with RPG elements placed in a fantasy world.

'Scramble' Faces Xbox Live Arcade Delay

by Alicia on Sept. 6, 2006 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As part of Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday's program, Konami's arcade side-scrolling space shooter Scramble, was slated to go live tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 6. However, during the final testing and minor issues were detected and therefore its release has been delayed a week until Sept 13. Until then, tomorrow the new Project Gotham Racing 3 theme deck for UNO will be making its debut.