Blizzard has released new update patches for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos as well as The Frozen Throne. This v1.23a upgrade fixes an custom map exploit, a patch issue with Intel Macs, and makes it compatible with Battle.net's new banner ad system.
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Set within a near-fictional, historical WWII setting, players take on the role of the heroic OSA agent BJ Blazkowicz as they are thrust into the unknown and unexpected to battle against combat troops, otherworldly forces, and the dark science created by a supernatural Nazi force hell-bent on world domination.
COD: World at War changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen.
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:
- Chronicles Of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena - Ghost Drone Trailer
- Demigod - Vampire Lord Walkthrough Trailer
- Wanted: Weapons of Fate [ALL] - Trailers (2)
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game.
Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Wheel of Fortune ($14.99), DLCs for LittleBigPlanet, High Velocity Bowling, PAIN, Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1 ($9.99), Midnight Club: Los Angeles, NCAA Basketball 09 Bracket Pack (free), Street Fighter IV, Trivial Pursuit, Unreal Tournament 3 Titan Pack (free), FIFA 09 Ultimate Team (free), song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour, Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2, and Rock Band, a demo for Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition, and the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.
Inspired by the film and Mario Puzo's Corleone family drama, The Godfather II game goes beyond the film's story by setting players in the world of organized crime in 1960s Florida, Cuba and New York.
UFC 2009 Undisputed features an authentic and comprehensive UFC atmosphere, including an extensive roster of the best mixed martial arts fighters in the world.
High Voltage Software's The Conduit is a stunning action FPS that promises to provide some of the best visuals seen to date on the Wii, featuring terrifying alien creatures, an advanced AI System, and a rich, conspiracy-laden story.
ACE Team's Zeno Clash, powered by Valve's Source Engine, is an action game with a strong focus on melee combat set in a punk fantasy world with the beautiful environments, where you will encounter incredible challenges.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, sequel to Naughty Dog's 2007 PS3-exclusive action/adventure game, revolves around 13th century explorer Marco Polo, putting the focus on story, stealth gameplay and a free climbing mechanic.
MLB Dugout Heroes is a casual online baseball experience with a three-dimensional, cartoon-rendered graphic style and easy to pick up and play mouse-only controls. The game will offer four different modes of play for fans to choose from: tutorial, practice, single player and multi-player.
Emergency: Disaster Squad is an emergency response game for NDS where you cCommand and coordinate your units on the ground and rescue those in need and save lives! Take control of firefighters, police officers and paramedics as you respond to life or death situations that require a clear head and quick thinking.
While there is no official announcement yet, except for a teaser trailer, a new BioShock title is no secret. While retail outlets Gamestop and EBGames have Take Two's action/horror follow-up pegged for an Oct. 5, 2009 release, details are nothing but guesswork so far. However 2K Games community manager Elizabeth Tobey has confirmed that the BioShock sequel has dropped the "Sea of Dreams" subtitle and will henceforth simply be known as BioShock 2.
Champions Online is an MMORPG based on the popular pen-and-paper Champions RPG, giving players the power of total customization of their hero experience while they explore a vast universe of richly detailed 3D environments.
Paradox Interactive confirmed it has just signed a brand new, exciting, and groundbreaking strategy game to add to their lineup of games for 2009, and that it will be publicly unveiled at GDC in San Francisco, with the development team on hand to talk about the game in more depth.
UPDATE: It has been revealed as being East India Company.
UPDATE: It has been revealed as being East India Company.
Larva Mortus is a top down horror action/shooter game, offering fast and entertaining monster-hunting gameplay. Cheesy horror atmosphere goes hand in hand with furious action splatter fest, everything accompanied by creepy soundtrack!
Halo Wars is an RTS game based on the Halo universe where players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind. Having sold one million units since launch, Microsoft also confirms that Robot Entertainment is working on new content for Halo Wars.
Stargate Worlds, an MMORPG use Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 technology, provides players with a form of ranged combat unique to MMORPG that will take full advantage of modern and science fiction weaponry, cover and terrain.
by Rainier on March 19, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews
Stormrise is an RTS console title offering fans of the classic RTS genre an immersive and dramatic twist whilst challenging the conscience. Experience the heat of the battlefield by leading your troops from the front line, instead of the traditional way of controlling the units from a detached view point. Yesterday, we had the first part of our chat with Creative Assembly's creative director Ken Turner. Here's the continuation ....
by Alan Martin on March 19, 2009 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
101-in-1 Explosive Megamix is a collection of 101 addictive mini-game types including: puzzles, sports, racing, cooking, shooting, balancing, juggling, and much more. There is practically no end to the fast-paced arcade action!
Mortal Online is an MMORPG without any PvP zones, only an open realistic world where you are free to choose your own path. Experience true real-time combat where you decide every move your character makes and where your personal skill really matters. Fans interested can now apply for the beta, which first requires you to sign up on the forums.
Jewel Quest Solitaire is a new casual puzzle game with 684 different scenarios, providing hours of fun for puzzle fans. In Jewel Quest Solitaire cards need be matched, causing jewels to drop, players can then try to match three jewels to turn the board to gold.
European publisher Nordcurrent announced it has signed Minon: Everyday Hero, an original and imaginative platform game that contains the same imaginative features and quirky nuances that give other Japanese titles their unique gameplay characteristics, and really takes the player to a world unlike any other.
The Settlers VI will focus on building larger and more fortified cities as well as planning and optimization in a medieval world. This v1.7 patch removes the DVD copy protection on the retail edition.
Dragon Quest IX, developed by Level 5, is the first title on any Nintendo system since Dragon Quest VI, 10 years ago, now featuring WiFi support for four players in co-op.
Dragonica is a free-to-play, cartoon side-scrolling, micro-transaction-based casual MMO mixing elements of action and arcade.
Set in an future-fantasy world, Demigod is a team-based action/RPG/RTS hybrid game that casts you as a hero waging war to obtain a position within the pantheon of gods.
Emergent Game Technologies has finalized deals with 18 studios around the world, including Tencent, 3D Chat, Sidhe and Straylight Studios, looking to build titles using its Gamebryo middleware development suite, revealing there are currently 150 titles in the works using its engine.
Hannah Montana is the stage name of Miley Stewart, a teen pop sensation known to millions. Her best friend Lilly is the only one who knows the truth or so she thinks. Someone is threatening to reveal Hannah's secret! Miley and Lilly and you investigate their school, the boardwalk, stadium and the beach to uncover clues.
Tom Clancy's EndWar is a next-gen strategy game, set on the battlefields of WWIII, that pushes the envelope of technology, showcasing unprecedented AI, graphics, physics and animations.
The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria expands the online world of Middle-earth to let players explore the ancient underground cities of the dwarves, battle epic characters in the depths, face off with the Watcher, be a part of the fateful release of Durin’s Bane and more!
Citing "various factors affecting the running of our company," Atomic Planet Entertainment (APE) has entered into administration and is no more. Founded in 2000 by brothers Darren and Jason Falcus and previously involved with Acclaim Studios, APE developed over 30 titles for various platforms and publishers, such as Taito Legends, Miami Vice, Jackie Chan Adventures, Aero the Acro-Bat, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown, and Mega Man Anniversary Collection.
Mytran Wars is a round-based strategy game where the player researches new technologies and continues to rearm his mecha, thereby fighting battles in wonderful 3D landscapes – against the AI or other human opponents in various multiplayer modes.
While EA has yet to officially announce the next installment in its hockey franchise, there won't be a PC or PS2 edition of NHL 10, according to the Hockey Downloads forum. Citing "economic reasons," EA's Ryan Nicholas revealed that it wasn't worth putting manpower into those versions. PC sales aren't high enough to create a significant profit for the company, and those development teams have instead been reassigned to work on the X360/PS3 versions.
In Neves Plus, players solve the 500+ different puzzles by moving, rotating, and flipping the seven simple ‘Lucky’ stone pieces into each silhouette puzzle with the Wiimote. You can play alone, or invite your friends in on the fun since new players can join in anytime, in co-op or go head-to-head,
In the near future, you'll be able to see World of Warcraft characters in a new place, the beverage aisle. This summer, Mountain Dew will launch Game Fuel in two World of Warcraft-inspired flavors: Alliance Blue (wild fruit flavor) and Horde Red (citrus cherry flavor), available for a limited time only. The WoW Game Fuel will launch this summer at your local 7-Eleven store, quite possibly alongside copies of the game.
Space Invaders Extreme captures all of the action and excitement of the classic and takes it to the next level with new design features maximizing performance and play on XBL. For the first time, experience Space Invaders in fully immersive sound and vivid high-definition, with visuals that will excite your senses!
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:
- The Path (PC)
- FIFA 09 Ultimate Team (PS3/X360)
- Scrabble (NDS/PSP)
- Midnight Club: Los Angeles South Central Map/Premium Expansion (PS3/X360)
We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...
IDV will be showing off SpeedTree 5.0 at GDC, a complete re-engineering of its foliage software with more realistic animation and lighting, a much more powerful modeling tool and new physics support mean game players are going to get trees that look jaw-droppingly good.
Empire of Sports is an MMORPG built entirely around sports, designed to allow players around the world to simultaneously exist in an online universe, where their alter egos socially interact, train, compete, attend events and acquire the goods and services they need to build a parallel sporting existence.
Empires in Arms in a grand strategy turn-based race to prove which nation is the greatest in Europe. In a bid for mastery over the continent, players can succeed where Napoleon failed or try to stop the military genius quicker than his historical enemies could! This latest update fixes a bug with guard commitment, a possible game looping in the naval phase, fixes for the Insurrection corps, foraging bug fixes, and more.