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Lexicon Signs 'Daemon Vector'

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 10:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lexicon Entertainment announced it has signed 3rd person action adventure Daemon Vector for Benelux, Portugal, Spain, UK, France and other small territories. Frogster has released the German edition several months ago.

'Touch Detective' (NDS) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 10:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After her father unexpectedly passes away, Mackenzie inherits the family business: a renowned detective agency in a fantastic world populated by mechanized butlers and walking skeletons. With the aid of cheerful mushroom-man Funghi and robotic servant Cromwell, Mackenzie sets off to prove herself worthy of being called... the Touch Detective!

EA Licenses Unreal Engine 3 for Multiple Next-Gen Titles

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 10:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic Games and EA today announced that they have entered into a license agreement for EA to adopt the Unreal Engine 3 for use in several next-generation titles that are currently under development.

Various Game Trailers #861

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | 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:

  • Call of Duty 3 [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance [ALL] - Trailer
  • GTR 2 - Imola Trailer
  • God Hand [PS2] - Trailer #2
  • Eagle Eye Golf [PS2] - Trailerpack


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

'Madden NFL 2007' (ALL) Now Available For Pre-Load

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 5:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Purchase and pre-load Madden NHL 2007 with the EA Downloader, and start playing at the stroke of 12:01 AM (PDT) on Tuesday, August 22nd. Be the first to play at the stroke of midnight while your friends are still waiting in line at the store!

'The Sims 2 Pets' (ALL) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Splinter Cell: Double Agent' (ALL) Gets Scored

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 4:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has unveiled the latest signature sound for their Splinter Cell franchise: the distinctive orchestra/electronica-hybrid style of veteran game composers Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco will be used for the official main theme for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent, as well as all of the game's cinematics.

'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sudden Strike III: Arms for Victory simulates joint operation of ground, naval and air forces on vast areas, allowing you to control these forces avoiding unnecessary micro-management, and control individual units manually. This demo lets you play with the American and German troops.

'Get the Girls into the Game' Contest Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

VIA Technologies together with girlz 0f destruction today announced an exciting new contest: 'Get the Girls into the Game,' with the winning girl spending a weekend in Sweden with a friend, learning how to play PC games like a professional while visiting beautiful Stockholm.

'Eureka Seven Vol. 1: The New Wave' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eureka Seven Vol 1: The New Wave is a combat adventure featuring nimble, adaptable mecha called LFOs (Light Finding Operation). “Lifting” is all the rage with the youth generation. It is the ultimate sport enjoyed by those brave enough to ride the waves of Trapar particles in the sky.

'Genji 2' (PS3) Now Known As 'Genji: Days of The Blade'

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 11:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the PS2 game Genji, and set three years after the last chapter of Genkuro Yoshitsune’s life, Genji: Days of The Blade continues to expand on the historical accounts of feudal Japan. By doing so, Genji: Days of The Blade unveils beautiful next generation visuals and sword slashing gameplay.

'TimeShift' (X360/PC) - 7 Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Saber Interactive's TimeShift is an FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes. The game will leverage first-of-its-kind gameplay abilities and functionality, the latest graphics technology, and high production values to create a truly unique action game experience.

'Rush for Berlin' - v1.20 Patch & Mod Tools Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rush for Berlin is a tactical RTS game, set on the European battlefields of World War II, where you have to capture the German capital, as either the British/US/French alliance or the Red army of the Soviet Union. This v1.2 is suitable for ALL languages and fixes various bugs, crashes, stability issues, and mod tools are now also available...

'KAZooK' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xplosiv announced that it has signed MonteCristo's PSP party game Kazook, where you have to make your way through the ultimate party games collection that can take you anywhere and bring to life your wildest dreams, or weirdest nightmares.

'Chromehounds' (X360) Gets Premium Content

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chromehounds is a squad-based action title that puts gamers in control of giant mechanized military weapons of war, with a strong focus on cooperative and competitive online gameplay. SEGA announced that it has madse available new downloadable content for Chromehounds, The various new weapons (100 MS points/piece) and spacers (60 MS points/piece).

'Paraworld' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 6:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paraworld combines a setting never seen before with personalized unit management, bringing new life to the real-time strategy genre. Modern elements blend with primeval conditions in a long forgotten, incredibly beautiful prehistoric world. This multiplayer demo includes a tutorial level, 2 MP maps, 2 tribes, and 2 MP modes.

'FIFA 07' (ALL) Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA 07 delivers complete authenticity with licenses for all the world’s top leagues, including MLS and Mexican 1st Division, and 26 others from over 20 nations. Representing 21 different countries, EA today rang in the sound of the football season by revealing the 40 songs that will be featured in FIFA 07.

'Battlefield: Bad Company' (PS3/X360) Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest issue of GameInformer seems to have received inside information that EA/DICE are currently not only working on Battlefield 2142, but are also already in the process of creating a sequel to Battlefield Modern Combat, although the new title Battlefield: Bad Company will stricly be for next-gen consoles, and unlike its predecessor, will mostly be aimed at a singleplayer experience. More details are surely to follow shortly ...

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer: Mark of Chaos is a revolutionary real-time strategy game set in the renowned Warhammer world, featuring epic battles within massive landscapes, while offering an astounding level of detail, from a bird's eye view down to the insignias on a warrior's armor.

'Survivor' (NGC/PS2/Xbox) Cancelled, Moves to Next-Gen

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 4:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German developer Replay Studios, currently working on Sabotage for dtp, announced today that its 3rd person action game, Survivor is no longer under development for current generation consoles, and instead moves to next-gen consoles PS3 and Xbox, as well as PC.

'Yakuza' (PS2) - 16 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yakuza is a thrilling, action-adventure game created by producer Toshihiro Nagoshi and award-winning novelist Seishu Hase, taking players deep into the world of Japan's infamous underground organization.

Empire Interactive Recruiting at Games Convention 2006

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire announced it will be scouting the Leipzig show for new talent, "This is a chance to take a key role in a vibrant and exciting developer/publisher, as we expand our internal development studio. We are looking for talented designers, programmers, artists and producers, at all levels. You will be a major influence in our new titles and will have an opportunity to work on a wide variety of games and platforms including X360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP, PC and Arcade Coin-ops."

'Sonic The Hedgehog' (PS3/X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic The Hedgehog melds top-tier animation production values with next generation art, physics and game design to create the most intense, high velocity Sonic adventure yet! Featuring interactive 3D environments, a large cast of new and returning characters, and a blistering sense of speed.

'Sonic Rivals' (PSP) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 3:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sonic Rivals is a head-to-head competition between Sonic and his top rivals. Rip through tracks in some high-spirited single player and wireless multiplayer action against friends as Sonic returns in a whole new racing-platformer with classic 2D gameplay in true 3D environments for gamers on the go.

'LMA Manager 2007' (PS2/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LMA Manager 2007 will deliver the series’ world of football in massively expanded editions, with teams from over 50 countries to manage or pick transfers from, while retaining LMA Manager’s intuitive and user-friendly interface, where every piece of information is no more than a couple of button-presses away, and comes complete with visual presentation.

London Games Festival Events Calendar Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

October 2nd–7th sees London come alive with a festival celebrating the very best in contemporary video games. Throughout the week there will be a series of public and industry events showcasing some of the hottest games, consoles, topics and people helping to shape the fastest growing entertainment industry.

'Chronos Twins' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lexicon Entertainment today announced it has acquired the worldwide rights for Chronos Twins, a sidescrolling action game that plays on the concept of time travel in a reassuringly unique manner as it is interwoven as a main game play element.

'Gothic III' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD Productions continues its successful cooperation with the German developer Piranha Bytes by publishing one of the most spectacular titles of the coming year: Gothic III, the third part of the legendary RPG saga.

'Area 52' (PS3/X360/PC) and 'Criminal' (PS3/X360) Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 2:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway's Austin studio revealed through job listings that it is currently working on two next-gen platform titles. Area 52, described as "the sequel of a best selling first person shooter," is most likely a successor for Area 51, and scheduled for PS3, X360 and PC. The second project is even more ambiguous, only titled Criminal, which is under development for both PS3 and Xbox 360.

'The Settlers II: The Next Generation' Announced - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Settlers II: The Next Generation is the remake of BlueByte's 2D classic Settlers 2, making the jump to 3D.

PS2 Review - 'Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII'

by David Brothers on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 12:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Taking place three years after the original PS1 title, gamers follow Vincent Valentine's journey as he uncovers shocking truths never revealed in Midgar. Vincent is connected to recent attacks, and he may be the only one who can save this shattered world. Vincent Valentine's mysterious past is ready to be revealed. Is the trip down memory lane worth it?

Daily Dose of Boring Q&As

by Rainier on Aug. 18, 2006 @ 12:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News