Gaming News August 2006

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Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard Review
Techgage :: Thursday, August 31, 2006
Are you looking for the ultimate gamers keyboard? We say the ultimate because you are supplied with 18 quick shortcut keys, in addition to a crisp LCD screen that can display a myriad of useful information.

Titan Quest v1.15 Patch
Gamer’s Hell :: Thursday, August 31, 2006

Is PC Gaming getting more and more boring?
Tweak News :: Thursday, August 31, 2006
“To quote something I agree with “The stagnation of the game industry is dependant on the point of view of the individual”. A good point, no game can satisfy the entire demographic just the same way as even the best movies are not enjoyed by everyone.”

Pittco 5 Lan Party Review
Think Gaming :: Thursday, August 31, 2006
“The last time we were at a Pittco event was their “lite” event back in March. This event was much smaller than Pittco’s normal parties so I was excited to see what they have in store for Pittco 5. This time Pittco has a new location, a new power setup and a ton of prizes! Oh yeah there is gaming too so let’s check this event out!”

Zboard MERC Gaming Keyboard 
techPowerUp! :: Thursday, August 31, 2006
The Ideazon MERC Gaming Keyboard is the one thing the gamer can use, but may have never thought of. Many of us buy expensive mice, large and specially made mouse pads but continue playing on ordinary keyboards. The MERC gaming keyboard changes all that and gives gamers the one thing they actually use the most – a butterfly. We take a look at the keyboard and its software, to see if it really makes our gaming lives easier and more efficient.

New Half-Life 2: Episode 2 Trailer
Techgage :: Thursday, August 31, 2006
“New footage from the second installment in Valve’s first episodic trilogy is now available. In addition to revealing a little more about where the trilogy leads after Freeman’s time in City 17, Trailer2 shows off the Cinematic Physics system enabled in the Source Engine by Gray Horsfield and others at Valve for Episode Two. Half-Life 2: Episode Two is targeted for release in Q1 2006 for release on the PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.”

New Team Fortress 2 Trailer
Techgage :: Thursday, August 31, 2006
We’ve just posted the latest trailer from Valve. This time it’s of the upcoming Team Fortress 2, and it weighs in at 218MB (WMV HD).

PopCap Games® Now Available Via SteamTM
Valve Software :: Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Over one dozen products from PopCap Games®, the leading developer and publisher of casual games, are available now via Steam, Valve’s online platform for PC games.

New BioShock Screenshots (Xbox 360 & PC)
2K Games :: Wednesday, August 30, 2006
BioShock is a revolution in the shooter genre that will forever change the expectations for the FPS. Going beyond “run and gun corridors,” “monster-closet AIs” and static worlds, BioShock creates a living, unique and unpredictable FPS experience. BioShock is the Shooter 2.0.

Family Guy Game (with Sound Files!)
2K Games :: Wednesday, August 30, 2006
The first video game based on the hugely popular Family Guy TV show, the Family Guy game will feature the same outrageous humor all the fans know and love. Play through three stories that intersect in typical Family Guy fashion

The Secrets of DaVinci: The Forbidden Manuscript PC Game Review
Think Gaming :: Monday, August 28, 2006
“DaVinci is quite popular lately so we expected a video game didn’t we? Well the game I have for review today is nothing like the movie at all, it actually has nothing to do with the movie. The Secrets of DaVinci: The Forbidden Manuscript is a work in collaboration with the Chateau du Clos Luce, Leonardo DaVinci’s last residence; many experts were brought in to bring an extra level of realism to the game to make sure the graphics/settings were exactly like the time of Leonardo. I have to say the game is very good graphically, and it is interesting if you are into the point and click style of games.”

Perimeter: Emperor’s Testament Demo
Gamer’s Hell :: Monday, August 28, 2006
Perimeter: Emperor’s Testament Demo

The Exchange Student Episode #1 Demo
Gamer’s Hell :: Monday, August 28, 2006
The Exchange Student Episode #1 Demo

ZBoard Gaming Keyboard Review
Hardware Secrets :: Monday, August 28, 2006
“The keyboard has stood by the sidelines as every other PC peripheral has undergone a variety of chances over the years. Sure, there are wireless and multimedia keyboards in the market but the basic concept has remained the same since the days of the typewriter. Ideazon has broken the mold with the Zboard, a special keyboard whose keyset can be swapped for a game-specific one. Getting ready to play Doom 3? Change the keyset on your Zboard for a specially designed one for that game and play like a pro.”

Just Cause Demo
Gamer’s Hell :: Monday, August 28, 2006

Dead Rising (Xbox 360)
Driver Heaven :: Monday, August 28, 2006
Capcom is well known for their experience in the zombie field due to their highly successful Resident Evil series, but aside from this RE is much different from their latest undead thriller known as Dead Rising. Instead of incorporating conservative stealth elements, Dead Rising is a pure action title that rewards you for killing hundreds of zombies in a variety of grotesque ways.

Cloning Clyde on Xbox Live Arcade
Bytesector :: Monday, August 28, 2006
“From the makers of Outpost Kaloki X comes another incredibly cute and insanely addictive mini game available for download in the Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360. A rather simple story develops into multiple levels of complicated gameplay, testing a player’s resourcefulness, strategic merit and creativity.”

Lemmings on PSP
Bytesector :: Monday, August 28, 2006
“When it comes to gaming, I don’t think there is anyone who hasn’t played or at least heard of Lemmings. It is definitely one of those classics that never go out of style. These lovable green haired creatures with a wanton disregard for their own safety place their lives and their trust in our hands in this Team 17 remake of the game.”

TypeMatrix EZ-Reach 2030 Keyboard Skins (Dvorak Edition)@ 
Dragonsteel Mods :: Monday, August 28, 2006
” Well it you visited the site yesterday then you got to see a review of a different kind of keyboard, the TypeMatrix EZ-Reach 2030. As promised in that review, today I have another product from TypeMatrix that goes right along with the EZ-Reach 2030, it is a skin that you put on top of the keyboard, but this one is special, it is the Dvorak key set skin. Know anything about the Dvorak key set? Well read on to learn a bit more about the Dvorak key set and the TypeMatrix Dvorak Skin. ”

Broken Sword: The Angel of Death Demo
Gamer’s Hell :: Monday, August 28, 2006

Games Convention 2006: Girls
techPowerUp! :: Thursday, August 31, 2006
At this year’s Games Convention in Leipzig every company wanted to please your eyes with their hot girls. We spent almost a whole day collecting photos of the nicest booth babes. In total this makes almost 100 pictures – with full-size 8 MegaPixel versions to show you all the important details.

Micro Machines (PC Game) review 
Driver Heaven :: Monday, August 28, 2006
“One of the biggest trademarks the Micro Machine series brings is the size and scope of everything. Unlike in other toy arcade racers (like Revolt) the cars are literally tiny, being only a few centimeters long. This results in very interesting races when the race track is actually a pool table or laboratory desk for example. New to the series is the environment interactivity that MM4 brings to the table with the ability to push certain smaller objects out of the way. This makes races more dynamic as opponents can push cigarette boxes and such into your way, forcing you to slow down by either hitting the item of trying to avoid it.”

Xbox 360 Back Compat Expanded to Nearly 300 Titles
Microsoft :: Monday, August 28, 2006
The folks at Xbox® are working hard to add more of your favorite games to this list, so check back often for the latest updates.1

Note: A software emulator is required for each original Xbox game you play on your Xbox 360™ console.

Lite On Scheduled to Deliver HD DVD Players for Xbox 360
Burn World :: Monday, August 28, 2006
Lite-On IT Corp. is reported to begin shipping Microsoft stand-alone high-density digital versatile disc (HD DVD) players for Xbox360 game consoles in the first quarter of 2007, Lite-On’s another big windfall after landing orders to supply DVD-ROM players for Xbox360s.

Atari7800X v1 Emulator for Xbox
Xbox-Scene :: Monday, August 28, 2006
Xport released Atari7800X an Atari 7800 Emulator for Xbox. Features: * Emulates the Atari 7800 * Excellent compatibility – ported from MESS * All standard XPort features * ZIP/Relax/SMB support * Save states * Rewind support: This is now a core feature of the XPort UI and will be added to all other ports (eventually) as long as the port supports saving states.