Best of the Week 16-21 January

The Biggest news but Short
Welcome to the second edition of Best of the Week. This week has been filled with plenty of news and we made sure you were the first to hear it. Here’s a short summary of this week’s headlines and the most popular files of this week.

Top Stories

Our week started with a huge load of new screenshots from several EA titles. New screenshots from games like The Godfather, Black and Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends. But not only new screenshots were released, also the Battlefield 2 Beta 2 MOD Editor found its way to the internet. It’s the second beta mod editor for Battlefield 2, allowing mod authors to create and modify content for the sequel to Battlefield 1942. This release brings the tools up to par with the v1.12 patch. You can check out the screenshots of all the games mentioned above if you click on the games’ appropriate name. As for the MOD Editor, you can check out the full article here and you can grab the editor from our servers here.

EA finally unveiled the next installment in the Medal of Honor series, Medal of Honor: Airborne. MoH: Airborne is a game where you play the part of Boyd Travers, Private First Class of the 82nd Airborne Division, a soldier engaging battles all over Europe. The game will be released for the PC, PlayStation 2 and 3, Xbox and Xbox 360 sometime during Winter 2006. We will get more details, probably during this year's upcoming E3 exhibition. The original article and a Press Release can be found here.

After going gold last week 25 to Life has shipped to stores on Wednesday. in the heart of today's cities, the game lets you experience the gritty lifestyles of police task forces or, as a gangster, survive the local neighborhood thugs while fighting your way up the ranks. The game features multiplayer up to 16 players over the Internet, highly interactive urban environment, a fully customizable character system, a hip hop soundtrack including undeniable rap classics as well as the best of current and breaking artists and more. Check out the original article here.

Wednesday was also the day when Dead or Alive 4 finally got a release date. Microsoft then announced that Dead or Alive 4 for Xbox 360 will ship to UK retailers on January 27th. DOA4 introduces brand new characters to be discovered, complete with a variety of outfits and even hairstyles. You can check out the full article along with the Press Release here.

Every week is full of new titles being announced and this week isn’t different. Experience112 is one of those new titles. Micro Application and Lexis Numérique announced the signing of a European contract for Experience112, a PC adventure game designed by Nicolas Delaye in collaboration with Eric Viennot. The main character of the game is Lea Nichols who must escape from her floating prison. At the controls of surveillance cameras and a highly-sophisticated control system, you will be her eyes and ears. But be careful, you’ve no direct control over Lea Nichols, so you need to take account of her reactions, anticipate her decisions and help her combat her fears. Check out the Press Release, the article and some screenshots here.

On Thursday had the honor to host an exclusive Developer Chat with Reflections, the guys behind Driver: Parallel Lines. Those who weren’t there can check out the log of the Dev Chat here.

Downloads of the Week
Not only was this week packed with news, we have also been spoiled with new demos, trailers and patches. These are the most popular files of this week:

  • Star Wars: Empire at War Demo

  • Panzer Elite Action Demo

  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 4 Lockdown Demo

  • MX vs. ATV Unleashed Demo

  • Onimusha 3: Demon Siege Demo

  • Patches:
  • Falcon 4.0: Allied Force v1.0.5 Patch

  • Knights of the Temple 2 v1.2.33 Patch

  • NHL Eastside Hockey Manager 2005 v2.1.3

  • Starcraft & BroodWar v1.13f Patch

  • Game Clients / Programs / Drivers / Mods :
  • 3DMark 06 Build v1.0.2

  • ATI Catalyst v6.1 for Windows XP

  • Guild Wars January 2006 Client Full Install

  • San Andreas gtaTournament v0.3c Mod

  • Battle Launcher v1.20

  • Trailers:
  • Project X Trailer

  • Full Auto Trailer

  • Fight Night Round 3 Trailer #4

  • Tycoon City: New York Trailer #3

  • Ford Street Racing Tutorial Movies