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'Battlestations: Midway' (X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 9:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlestations: Midway follows the story of naval recruit Henry Walker, whose first assignment as a gunner at Pearl Harbor is the starting point of an incredible career at the heart of the US Pacific Fleet in 1942, in what was to become one of the most inspirational military campaigns in history.

Various Game Trailers #977

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 9:23 p.m. PST | 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:

  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer (4)
  • The Outsider [PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • MapleStory [NDS] - Teaser Trailer
  • NBA Street Homecourt [PS3/X360] - Gamebreaker Trailer


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

'ArchLord' Player Base Doubles After Dropping Subscription

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 5:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters Online Gaming are thrilled to announce that it’s popular MMORPG ArchLord has gone from strength to strength doubling it’s players base in little more than 2 weeks thanks to the recent move to free to play / no monthly subscription.

'Samurai Slash' (Wii) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 4:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally known in Japan as Sengoku Musou Wave, KOEI confirmed that its Wii exclusive sword fighting title has been renamed to Sengoku Musou Slash, and will be coming to North America as Samurai Slash, somewhere later this year. Apart from briefly mentioned during Nintendo's E3 press conference, and then later during TGS 06, no other information is available. Now that the title has been pinned down, KOEI promises more details shortly.

'NBA Street Homecourt' (PS3/X360) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 4:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NBA Street series expands on the fast-paced and larger-than-life 3-on-3 basketball gameplay, creating a hyper-real world that merges legendary courts with the hometown courts of your favorite NBA stars into one seamless city of streetball moments.

Nintendo Rolls Out Wii Update In Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 4:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In a little bit of an odd occurance, Nintendo europe has rolled out a new firmware update, bringing your Wii to v2.1 although details as to what it fixes are not available, nor word whether this update will be made available in any other regions.

'Warhound' Also Coming to Xbox 360 - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 3:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhound is an FPP shooter where you make a career of the elite mercenary. When you are not working, you get new licenses and improve. When at work, you take part in the hottest world conflicts. Because you are a Warhound - an elite mercenary on the side of good.

'Cooking Mama: Cook Off' (Wii) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 3:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After her initial DS debut, Mama is whipping up some kitchen competition by pitting chef against chef in Cooking Mama: Cook Off—a unique 2 player family game designed specifically for the Wii home video console. Step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe, help Mama cook international dishes from 10 different nations and watch as the realistic foods actually change in appearance based on your actions!

Microsoft Snags Emmy for DirectX Technology

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 3:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Not wanting to be left out, Microsoft announced it was awarded the Emmy for Pioneering Work in Near and Real-Time Fully Programmable Shading Via Modern Graphics Processors for its DirectX technology, at the 58th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards, on Monday, January 8th at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

'Sid Meier's Pirates!' (PSP) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 11:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Pirates! you are a 17th century Caribbean Pirate Captain trying to become the most revered and feared pirate in history - exploring high seas and exotic ports, overtaking enemies in fierce naval battles, engaging in duels and attempting to seize valuable booty.

'Dead Rising' (X360) One Million Sold and Counting

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 11:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last Agust Capcom announced it has sold 500k units within the first 2 weeks, and now a few months later the success story continues as it has shipped over 1 million copies worldwide. Capcom also hints at a possible sequel saying it has "established a franchise for years to come."

'Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol' (PS2) At Madame Tussauds

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas will introduce a new interactive American Idol attraction, featuring Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol, that will allow the public to perform in front of wax figures of Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest, in its ON STAGE area, just like contestants on the LIVE show.

'300: March to Glory' (PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In 300: March to Glory, based on Warner Bros. Pictures' motion picture, players take on the role of King Leonidas, who leads the brave 300 Spartans against Xerxes and his massive Persian army in a battle to determine the very fate of western civilization.

'Warlords,' 'Disciples II,' And 'Jagged Alliance 2' Coming to NDS

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First and Glyphic Entertainment announce the signing of Warlords Nintendo DS. This classic turn-base strategy title compliments Disciples II DS, Jagged Alliance 2 which are also under development.

'Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Gods & Heroes you become a classic hero of the ancient world, born of immortal blood. As a scion of the gods, you will have the opportunity to pursue his destiny through a series of Epic Quests that will span all levels of gameplay, over time commanding amazing God Powers and acquiring famous weapons and treasure of myth. In case you missed yesterday's screens and trailer, here are some more ...

'Europa Universalis III' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 6:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Europa Universalis III delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy and is an epic strategy game where players take control of a nation and guide it through the ages to become a great global empire.

'The Darkness' (PS3/X360) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 4:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fearless Mafia hitman Jackie Estacado is part of the Franchetti crime family helmed by vicious cousin Paulie. On the eve of his 21st birthday, Jackie is suddenly possessed by the terrifying and spectacular powers of the Darkness.

'Gears of War' (X360) Multiplayer Map Pack Now Available

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 4:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As promised, Microsoft has released the first mappack for Epic's action game Gears of War. Sponsored by the Discovery Channel's new show Future Weapons, the 2 free multiplayer maps Raven Down and Old Bones weigh in at 98mb. There is also a Map Pack 1 Theme and an introductory video by CliffyB available when you log onto Xbox Live.

'Crysis' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 4:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Crysis, shooter fans will face a new kind of gameplay challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of a horrific alien invasion.

'Heimspiel: Eishockeymanager 2007' - v1.06 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 4:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Heimspiel: Eishockeymanager 2007 is a German 3D icehockey management from Greencode. The Games Company has released a new patch bringing your German retail game to v1.06 and improves features, tweaks, and fixes some gfx problems.

'Hellgate: London' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 3:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hellgate: London is an RPG set in the immersive first-person perspective. With a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, Hellgate: London introduces a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive.

Sony Wins Emmy for Dual Shock, Not SIXAXIS Controller

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 3:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday Sony sent out a media blast to the press touting that it had just won an Emmy for its SIXAXIS wireless controller in the Peripheral Development and Technogical Impact of Video Game Controllers category. Apparently Sony deceived the press en masse as it not only did NOT win an Emmy for the PS3 controller, but rather for its old Dual Shock analog controller, it is also sharing the Emmy with Nintendo for its D-Pad.

'Burnout Dominator' (PSP/PS2) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 2:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout Dominator is an all-new installment of the Burnout series, loaded with intense racing action and dozens of retina-searing World Tour events.

'World of Warcraft' - v2.0.3 Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a small update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v2.0.3 update, requires at least v2.0.x installed, prepares your German/French/UK game for The Burning Crusade expansion, as well as the usual slew of balance/unit tweaks, UI changes, bug and crash fixes...

PC Preview - 'Tortuga: Two Treasures'

by Keith Durocher on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 2:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Tortuga: Two Treasures will have players setting sail as pirate captains in search of action, adventure and of course, treasure. You play Thomas ‘Hawk’ Blythe and after you get betrayed and captured, a dramatic battle for power, romance, treasure and truth commences aboard the Jolly Roger.

Play the 'Xpand Rally Xtreme' Demo and Win a Logitech Steering Wheel

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 2:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Techland has launched a Xpand Rally Xtreme demo contest for the best rally driver. Record the best time on the Aces Criteron Stage 2 (Italy) demo map and the winner will receive a Logitech MOMO streering wheel. Read more for details ...

'Bust-A-Move Bash!' (Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 2:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bust-A-Move Bash!, previously known as Bust-A-Move Revolution, features 10 different characters, including franchise favorites Bub and Bob as well as many new additions.

'Buzz!: The Schools Quiz' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 2:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Europe and Relentless Software today unveiled a new addition to the Buzz! series designed specifically for the schools market. Buzz!: The Schools Quiz combines the quiz format and playability of previous Buzz! titles with bespoke Key Stage 2 National Curriculum content to create a game specifically tailored for educational use in Primary Schools.

Pinnacle Software Bringing JoWood Titles to the UK

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 2:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD announced a new distribution partnership with Pinnacle Software who will distribute a number of their titles in the UK, starting with the ski simulation Ski Alpine Racing 2007, the extreme sports game Freak Out: Extreme Freeride and the counter terrorist shooter on The Mark.

March Madness 07' (PS2/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2007 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCAA March Madness returns for the 2007 season, offering custom playbooks for each team, an enhanced Dynasty Mode, and other new features.