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'Space Empires V' - v1.25 Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 5:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Space Empires V completely updates the user interface, and takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Watch space battles play out in glorious detail with realistic effects. This v1.25 demo is updated with the latest code, but features the same content (tutorial, quick start, full game limited to 100 turns)

'Medal of Honor Vanguard' (PS2/Wii) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 5:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Medal of Honor Vanguard you reprise the role of Frank Keegan, Corporal of the 82nd Airborne Division and engage in behind enemy lines missions throughout Europe, epic battles that turned America’s first paratroopers into heroes of WWII.

Various Game Trailers #995

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 4:16 p.m. PST | 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:

  • Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - Field of the Dead Trailer
  • SKATE [PS3/X360] - Dennis Busenitz Trailer
  • Loki - Trailer (3)
  • City Life: World Edition - Trailer #2
  • Virtua Fighter 5 (PS3/X360) - Trailer #9
  • NBA Street Homecourt [PS3/X360] - Homecourt Challenge Trailer
  • Crackdown [X360] - Achievements Trailer


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

Join the 'Battlefield 2142 Northern Strike' Beta Now!

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 4:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DICE has recently announced closed beta testing for Northern Strike, the latest Battlefield 2142 Booster Pack featuring 3 new maps, 2 new vehicles, unlocks and more. Unlike most of the beta programs, this one will feature RANKED servers. Testing will be conducted on Ranked Servers and stats won't be wiped. Sign up in order to access the Battlefield 2142 Northern Strike Beta, and follow the instructions for the beta.

'Diner Dash' (GBA/NDS/PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Diner Dash, you play the restaurant entrepreneur Flo, out to work her way up to the top of the food service industry. The game blends fast-paced action puzzles with a build-your-restaurant-empire theme through over 40 different levels.

'NBA Street Homecourt' (X360) Demo Coming Friday

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A day later than previously scheduled, EA announced that the NBA Street Homecourt will hit Xbox Live on Friday, allowing you to check out the new Trick Remixer and Flight Control systems, and play the Denver Nuggets (with Carmelo Anthony) vs. the Detroit Pistons (with Rip Hamilton) at Venice Beach.

'God of War II' (PS2) - 26 New Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 12:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

God of War II is a groundbreaking, PS2 exclusive, combat action-adventure game based on Greek mythology, where you will get reacquainted with the vicious ex-Spartan warrior Kratos and embark on the continuing epic odyssey.

'The Sims 2 Pets' - v1.6.0.273 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 12:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims 2 Pets allows players to create and control digital characters throughout their lives while determining the outcome of their relationships and choosing their destiny. Each platform will feature customized content. This v1.6.0.273 patch addresses a slew of bugs, crashes and various other tweaks.

Twisted Studio Formed

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 11:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Created by three recent graduates of University of Teesside in computer games programming and design, Twisted Studio has announced ambitious plans to establish itself as a creative company routinely associated with high-quality products, developing and distributing enjoyable and innovative gaming titles on a regular basis.

'Sacred 2' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 11:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria. Highly action-oriented, Ascaron's Sacred 2 features pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.

Blizzard Continues to 'WoW' Vivendi's Revenue

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 11:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the fourth quarter of 2006, Vivendi Games' revenues of EUR 326 million were 33.1% above the prior year, 25.4% for the entire year, primarily driven by Blizzard's World of Warcraft, not including the freshly released Burning Crusade expansion, and Scarface: The World is Yours. Other bestsellers in the quarter included the new releases The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning, Eragon and F.E.A.R. (for X360).

'.hack//G.U. Vol.2: Reminisce' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced the second installment in the hack trilogy, .hack//G.U.Vol. 2: Reminisce. Taking place after the original, .hack//G.U. Vol. 2: Reminisce has players returning to the fictitious Massive Multiplayer Online setting called The World to continue Haseo's journey as he and his friends look to escape from what has become a digital trap

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar adds countless new features and improvements to the award-winning Galactic Civilizations II experience, greatly increasing the game's strategic depth and longevity for even the most experienced players.

'Freak Out: Extreme Freeride' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 9:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

If you're in pursuit of adrenaline, powder snow and pure freedom then look no further; that's what you’ll get delivered, with Freak Out! the ultimate freeride skiing experience. This demo allows you to try out one level, Broken Back Mountain, also playable in split-screens multiplayer

'Crysis' to Get Open Multiplayer Beta

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In an interview with C&VG, Crytek's CEO/President Cevat Yerli reveals that its sci-fi FPS will have a multiplayer beta so that they can avoid a Far Cry catastrophe. Whether or not this will be open to the general public was not mentioned, but it is good to know Crytek is taking extra time to refine the multiplayer component of Crysis in order to avert the shoddy offering of its predecessor.

'Attack on Pearl Harbor' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 9:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Attack on Pearl Harbor, history's yours to shape: Either nation can win the war depending on your actions as players battle for supremacy behind the cockpits of some of the most prolific fighters, bombers and torpedo-bearing aircraft of the WWII Pacific Theater.

'Frater' - v1.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 9:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frater is a 3D hack'n slash from Rebelmind, set in the 19th century, where you play Frater Simon sent on a mission by the monasteries to free God's Envoy, taken hostage by a mighty Alchemist Marcus.

'Dominions 3: The Awakening' - v3.06 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dominions 3: The Awakening is a turn-based strategy game set in a world of epic struggle between men, monsters, and gods. This v3.06 patch includes a number of bug fixes and enhancements for mod improvements...

'Out of the Park Baseball 2007' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 6:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In OOTP Baseball 2007 players get the chance to do almost anything a real life general manager can do to guide their team to glory. Players can also create their very own fictional baseball universe, create and import fantasy teams and players or simply compete with other human players in an online league.

'A.I.M. Racing' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 5:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While SkyRiver Studios has previously released 2 sci-fi first-person action/RPG titles (A.I.M. & A.I.M. 2) based on the same universe, its latest 3D race simulator puts you in the driver's seat, F-Zero style.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Stranglehold'

by Thomas Wilde on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 3:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

A spiritual sequel to Woo's action masterpiece, Hard Boiled, Stranglehold allows gamers to play a John Woo-directed action blockbuster movie. Dual-wielding and stunt-laden gunplay combined with massive destructible environments ensures that Stranglehold will be a true tour-de-force.

'Saints Row' (X360) No Longer Exclusive, Coming to PS3

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 3:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ announced Saints Row is scheduled to make its PS3 debut this spring, featuring stunning next-generation graphics, extensive customization options and unparalleled player choice.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' (X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 3:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 will feature changing climate, improved AI, an advanced Cross-Com system, air strikes from jet fighters, new weapons and a new soldier class, the Medic. As promised Ubisoft, has released a one-mission, 625mb single-player demo, currently only available for Xbox Live Gold members.

'The Guild 2: Pirates of the European Seas' Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 3:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Guild 2: Pirates of the European Seas is the official add-on of the beloved medieval experience. It provides a total new area – the seas of Northern Europe, where trading might be as promising as roaming the dangerous waters as a pirate...

'Ship Simulator 2006' Add-on Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 3:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An add-on pack for Ship Simulator 2006 is in the works, which will feature a.o. 6 new ships, one of them a giant cruise ship capable of carrying thousands of passengers. All new ships are playable in the 2006 version environments and can be used to create new missions.

'Godzilla: Unleashed' (NDS/PSP/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 3:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari today announced Godzilla: Unleashed, the ultimate fighting monsters game on a giant scale. The game stars the legendary Godzilla and a slew of the most renowned monsters of all-time.

PSP Review - 'WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007'

by Nicolus Baslock on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 2:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007 enables players to experience the intensity of being a WWE Superstar like never before 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.

'NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2007 ' - v3.0.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 2:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NHL: Eastside Hockey Manager 2007 offers players an unrivalled hockey management experience, with a brand new game engine to bring the player even closer to the action during each nail-biting game. This v3.0.3 patch fixes various crashes, UI tweaks, and a bunch of data, contract, competition and other issues.

'Ultima Online: Kingdom Reborn' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultima Online: Kingdom Reborn is an exciting new upgrade to the genre-defining Ultima Online. Much more than an expansion, UO: Kingdom Reborn is a complete make-over of the online world with a new graphics engine, a state-of-the-art user interface and enough new content for even the most seasoned players.

Wednesday January 31, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 1:56 a.m. PST | 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:

'Hard Rock Casino' (PSP/PS2) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hard Rock Casino captures the exhilaration and kudos of becoming a rockin’ High Roller in the world’s most illustrious casino. Players are challenged to try their luck at more than 20 different casino games, experience high-stakes arenas and invitation-only tournaments and win un-lockable upgrades to their fully customizable alter egos.

Six Developers License SpeedTree RT

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 1:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

IDV announced it has signed SpeedTree RT licenses with Artplant AS, Bandai Namco, Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment (Stargate Online), Cryptic Studios (unannounced title), Epiphany Games, and LucasArts. These new SpeedTree-powered games will run the spectrum from next gen shooters to MMOs and RPG titles, most of them scheduled for 2008.

'Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 12:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wolverine Studios' professional and collegiate sports management simulation Draft Day Sports: Pro Basketball, developed by Gary Gorski, is the follow up to pro basketball simulation, Total Pro Basketball 2005. This demo lets you play for 3 days.

'Winter Sports' (PS2/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 31, 2007 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Inspired by the forthcoming Winter Olympics, Winter Sports will see gamers cut through gates, punch through turns and slip through gliding phases as they strive to become number one.