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'WarCraft 3: RoC' & 'TFT' - v1.20 Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2005 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released new update patches for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos as well as The Frozen Throne. This upgrade brings your retail game to v1.20 and addresses an issue that disabled Spirit Walkers from resurrecting other Spirit Walkers, as well as a few map changes. Read more for download links ...

'Brothers in Arms: EiB' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Multiplayer & Skirmish - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2005 @ 6:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers In Arms: Earned In Blood builds upon the elements that have made Brothers in Arms Road to Hill 30 a runaway success by adding new features and game modes. Featuring a new single-player narrative, new multiplayer missions, an all-new cooperative-style game mode, and new weapons and vehicles.

'Dead or Alive 4' (X360) Gets Unlockable 'Halo' Character

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2005 @ 4:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week Game Informer revealed that a Halo-related character was going to be unlockable in Team Ninja’s upcoming Dead Or Alive 4 for the Xbox 360, and while Bundie usually quickly dismisses, or simply doesn't comment, such rumors, this time they confirmed that it is indeed true. Bungie claims to be huge DOA fans, and when Team Ninja approached them they were more than excited to cooperate. What character will actually be featured in DoA 4 is still a well kept secret, but more details are promised to be revealed soon. Since there will not be a Halo 3 announcement at X05, we are looking forward to hear what Bungie has in store...

'Unreal Tournament 2004' - AMD 64-Bit Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2005 @ 4:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic Games has release an AMD 64-Bit Patch for the retail version of Unreal Tournament 2004, allowing people with 64-bit processors to squeeze a little bit more performance out of Epic's FPS. This is not for the Linux 64bit version, only WinXP and an AMD 64 bit cpu. Read more for download links ...

'Quake IV' Goes Gold!

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2005 @ 3:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

id Software, Raven Software and Activision announced that QUAKE 4 PC has entered manufacturing and will begin shipping to retail stores nationwide on Tuesday, October 18. QUAKE 4 enlists gamers in the role of Matthew Kane, a member of the Earth Defense Force's legendary Rhino Squad, to penetrate deep into the heart of the Strogg war machine and engage in a series of heroic missions to destroy the barbaric alien race.

'Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2' Ships To Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2005 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced today that it has shipped Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2, conclusion to the original Digital Devil Saga that was released this past April, for the PS2 to retailers nationwide.

'Dark Age of Camelot: Darkness Rising' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2005 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythic Entertainment today announced that Darkness Rising, the sixth expansion pack for the critically-acclaimed Dark Age of Camelot, has gone gold and will be available on October 11th. The expansion will be available as a stand alone product via Mythic's new integrated digital distribution system and as part of the upcoming Dark Age of Camelot: Epic Edition.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2005 @ 1:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi, also known as DBZ: Sparking!, is the only game to combine fighting and flying in wide open, destructible 3D environments. In the air, on the ground or under water, DBZ Budokai Tenkaichi gives players the ability to battle with unprecedented power and freedom.

Sony Releases New PSP Firmware

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2005 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Sony has released a new v2.01 update for its PSP firmware for the, currently only Japanese, PSP, in reponse to a v2.0 security loophole discovered by an amateur programmer. While the v2.0 crack was not intended to be malicious another group of PSP users quickly jumped on the bandwagon and released a a fake patch which will "brick your PSP and void the warranty," according to PSPUpdates.

Try Strategy First Games For Free

by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2005 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First announced that gamers can now download full versions of the Strategy First titles they want to try for free, simply click on the free trial links to test their tactics. Free trial periods last for three hours at which point players will be given the option to purchase the game. Over twenty Strategy First titles are now available to try. Check out games from the widely popular Jagged Alliance and Disciples series, or new releases, such as Star Fury from the renowned Space Empires franchise.