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'Starship Kingdom' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 8:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Starship Kingdom focuses on interstellar combat between different types of starships. The game is inspired by the classic board game Risk, but here the action takes place in a cosmic arena and instead of conquering countries with armies, the player conquers stars with starships.

Various Game Trailers #988

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 5:39 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:

  • Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures [X360/PC] - DirectX10 Trailer
  • Mortal Kombat: Armageddon [Wii] - Controls Trailer
  • Spectrobes [NDS] - Trailer


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

'Lego Star Wars' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 3:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Relive the Star Wars saga as retold in Lego form, guiding an increasingly large cast through everything from adventures on Naboo to the Pod Race on Tatooine. Eidos has released a new patch bringing your retail game to v1.2 and addressing some issues with gamepads and certain ATI based video cards.

'Made Man' (PS2/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 2:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare to get 'made' in the most compelling and thrilling mafia experience you've ever seen. Work up the ranks of The Mob, from opportunist G.I. fighting in Vietnam, to 'wise guy' on the make, doing deeds and winning favor from the Don in New York City.

Nintendo Wii Q1 2007 Lineup

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo's Q1 lineup is filled with new games that expand the breadth and depth of the Wii library and build on the kind of fun that has made Wii such a smash hit. Nintendo will expand its current 34 title lineup with 12 titles before end of March, as well as add to the Virtual Console portfolio with golden oldies like Mario Kart 64 (next week).

Ubisoft Financial Result Reveals Delays and New Titles

by Judy on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced sales for the 3rd quarter of fiscal year 2006-07, which ended December 31, 2006. Revenue increase from €250M to €311M (24% increase), buouyed by the hot sales of Rainbow Six Vegas, Splinter Cell Double Agent, and Red Steel. The results revealed a Blazing Angels expansion (X360/PC), some new Wii (Driver, Turtles, PoP) and PC titles (Driver, RE 4), and the delayed release of Haze, pushed back to at the earliest April.

'SSX Blur' (Wii) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 12:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SSX Blur, developed exclusively for Wii, is the newest version of the critically acclaimed snowboarding franchise. The huge air, blurring speed and insane tricks that SSX is known for return and the fun-factor is amplified by the unique capability of the Wiimote...

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' (ALL) Demo Coming to Xbox Live

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 will feature changing climate, improved AI, an advanced Cross-Com system, air strikes from jet fighters, new weapons and a new soldier class, the Medic. The official Ghost Recon website reveals a singleplayer demo is coming to Xbox Live Marketplace "soon." No further details are available ...

'Def Jam: Icon' (PS3/X360) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 11:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Def Jam: Icon infuses hip-hop music, culture and lifestyle into the gameplay, bringing unique and innovative content to the next generation of gaming.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' Early Access Servers Open Friday

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SOE and Sigil Games Online announced that early access for Vanguard: Saga of Heroes pre-orders will commence Jan. 26 at approximately 10:00 a.m. PST, several days before its Jan. 30th. official launch.

'Crush' (PSP) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA announced a new PSP exclusive puzzle/platformer Crush, developed by Kuju Brighton. Reminiscent of Exit, Crush is a thinking man's game, allowing you to transform a 3D world into 2D in order to overcome obstacles and move on in the game.

'Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal' (Wii/X360) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal is an action-adventure game featuring seven playable Looney Tunes characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tazmanian Devil, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Gossamer and a special secret character, all rendered in high-definition, next-gen graphics.

'Aion: Tower of Eternity' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players. Aion’s world consists of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles.

Tuesday January 23, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 8:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

'World of Warcraft' - v2.0.5 -> v2.0.6 Euro/US Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a small update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v2.0.5 mini update, requires v2.0.6 installed, fixes a couple of bugs and implements minor changes with the UI for optimization.

'WoW: The Burning Crusade' Sells More Than 2 Million Copies in 24 Hours

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 6:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wow expansion pack The Burning Crusade expands the game by tremendous bounds, adding new races, quest, lands, Battlegrounds, professions and items, raising the level cap to 70, and more. Blizzard announced that the expansion pack sold a worldwide total of nearly 2.4 million copies in the first 24 hours of availability.

'9Dragons' Cancelled

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 5:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

9Dragons is the first authentic martial arts MMO set in ancient China, where you join as a poor peasant and through training and quests you reach your destiny as a master of the martial arts. In a surprise turn of events developer Persistent Worlds announced that it has ceased trading. The official website is empty, and the beta test servers will be shut down in due course.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 5:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in the ultimate online strategic shooter. Featuring strategic team play, persistent character promotions, day and nighttime combat missions, and the universe's most powerful weapons and vehicles.

Serious Video Game Readies US Army for Iraq Deployment

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 5:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In preparation for their potential deployment to Iraq, the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade and other units of the Army's Southern European Task Force based at the U.S. Army Garrison Vicenza in Caserma Ederle (Italy) are learning Iraqi Arabic with the Tactical Iraqi Language & Culture Training System game, developed by Alelo, Inc.

'Inquisitor: The Samael's Book' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 4:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Inquisitor: The Samael's Book is a scary and dangerously addictive horror game, thanks to which you will experience many unforgettable moments, nightmarish dreams and sleepless nights. A plague of evil spreads around in the 18th century Europe. The Order of Inquisitors are sending you to fight against the forces of evil.

'Cinema Empire' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 4:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cinema Empire is Comport Interactive's latest commercial sim products. Start small, work your way up and end up as the owner of the country’s largest chain of movie theatres. This demo features a tutorial and one campaign mission.

'After Burner: Black Falcon' (PSP) - 5 Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 4:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After Burner: Black Falcon is the first arcade-style flight combat title for the PSP, combining intensive air combat with explosive gameplay, whilst allowing players to relive the experience of the classic After Burner arcade game.

'Alien Arena 2007' - v6.03 Patch / Full Install Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 3:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alien Arena 2007 is a first-person online deathmatch shooter featuring 32-bit graphics, new particle engine and effects, light blooms, reflective water, hi-resolution textures and skins, hi-poly models, and stain maps. This v6.03 update adds 3 new maps, new characters, fixes bugs, cleans up code, improves the in-game browser and more ...

'Medal of Honor Vanguard' (PS2/Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 3:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Medal of Honor Vanguard you reprise the role of Frank Keegan, Corporal of the 82nd Airborne Division and engage in behind enemy lines missions throughout Europe, epic battles that turned America’s first paratroopers into heroes of WWII.

'Crackdown' (X360) Demo Available On Xbox Live

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crackdown pushes the action-driving hybrid genre into the next generation with the introduction of the first-ever truly 3-dimensional persistent playground, highly innovative co-op gameplay and an extensive prop interaction system. A 1.2 gig co-op enabled singleplayer demo is now available on XBL Marketplace, but only for Gold members at the moment.

Sony Releases v1.50 PS3 Firmware Update

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A few PS3 firmware revisions in rapid succession! The PS3 has now received a new update, adding compatibility for the Sony-developed Edy payment system, allowing users to hook up a magnetic scanner through USB and use their credit card for online purchases. A few other minor tweaks, such as additional security, have also been implemented. If you read Japanese, here's the full fix list...

'Sacred 2' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria. Highly action-oriented, Ascaron's Sacred 2 features pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests. In case you missed yesterday's interview, read more for new screens ...

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 2:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. provides players with dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where you are to oppose smart & dangerous enemies, a large set of diverse weaponry, possibility to control machinery, detailed and interactive game world, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, and multiplayer with numerous modes.

'Knights of Honor' New Patch Coming Friday

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As a powerful ruler it's up to you to lead your people to victory through trade, espionage, diplomacy, and war. Handpick your most trusted and experienced Knights and struggle for sovereignty, dominance and riches. Sunflowers revealed that the second Knights of Honor patch will be released on Friday, 26th Jan. 2007.

PS2 Review - 'The Sopranos: Road to Respect'

by Katarani on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 1:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

THQ's The Sopranos will evoke the atmosphere, action and conflicts that are the cornerstone of the hit show, and is backed by key members of the all-star cast who will lend their voices and likenesses, including James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano.

Hardware Review - 'Sandio 3DGame O': 3D 6DOF Laser Mouse'

by Keith Durocher on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 1:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Sandio Technology has engineered its 3D input technology into the 3DGame O', a 3D 6DOF Gaming Mouse. The Sandio 3DGame O' is a traditional 2D gaming mouse with advanced 3D gaming functions. PC users can now move forward, backward, sideways, yaw, pitch, jump, and crouch without using the keyboard.

'Sword of the New World' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 23, 2007 @ 1:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

K2 Network announced it is bringing Korea’s most popular MMORPG to North America and Europe this summer. Sword of the New World is modeled after Europe’s exploration of the New World, allowing players to create and simultaneously control a family of characters utilizing the excusive Multiple Character Control system.