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'Touch Detective' (NDS) Sequel In Development?

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 6:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Touch Detective is a point & click adventure with a wonderfully unique character design, a great sense of humor, and a ton of challenging puzzles. Developer Success/BeeWorks hints at a possible sequel on its official website with the main character peeking from behind curtains saying "I'll be back." Touch Detective was published in North America by Atlus last October.

Various Game Trailers #972

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 6:01 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:

  • Dungeon Runners - Trailer #2
  • Tenchu Senran [X360] - Japanese TV Trailer
  • Final Fantasy XIII [PS3] - Japanese TV Trailer
  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - Trailer #16
  • Rogue Galaxy [PS2] - Trailer #6


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

'Killzone: Liberation' (PSP) Gets Downloadable Demo

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 5:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Killzone: Liberation is an all new, action-packed installment in the Killzone series, featuring a new intelligent 3rd person camera system. If you haven't checked the game yet, connect your PSP to your PC and visit the Killzone website to download the demo, allowing you to try out a complete single player mission and one multiplayer map!

March Madness 07' (PS2/X360) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 4:26 p.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. Check out this new feature article going indepth into the 10 most intimidating college stadiums and their interactive environments.

EA Working On 'Battlefield 2142' BoosterPack?

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 3:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

German fansite bf2142-union revealed some information indicating EA might be working on new Battlefield 2142 content for either a patch, addon or boosterpack. In-game ads started popping making mention of new vehicles "coming soon" for both sides, EU and PAC. An ad featuring a huge EU APC clearly states "The Goliath Heavy IFV is finally combat ready," while indications are that PAC might receive a 2-person armored vehicle, TYPE 36 Hachimoto. Earlier, various sources noticed EA testing new maps and a possible new mode, so this might all be a ramp up for some new boosterpack content...

'Dragonblade: Cursed Lands' Treasure' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 3:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragonblade: Cursed Lands' Treasure is primary a first person shooter, but for variety's sake it also includes a spectacular hand-to-hand combat system. Player can choose from wide range of punches, kicks and 18 kinds of both: melee weapons and firearms.

'CrimeCraft' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After signing an Unreal Engine 3 license agreement with Epic late last year, Vogster reveals the first details on its multiplatform modern day MMO CrimeCraft.

'Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ar tonelico marks a new approach to the RPG genre by seamlessly combining simulation with role-playing. Gamers can not only customize weapons and items, but now design their character’s personalities, skills, and appearance through virtual interaction. Also past events will intersect with future game play as well as the outcome of the game.

'Halo 3' (X360) New Multiplayer Beta Sign-up Way Revealed

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

Microsoft Game Studios and Bungie Studios announced two new ways for gamers to receive an invitation to participate in the Halo 3 multiplayer beta program coming this spring through Xbox Live Marketplace.

'Call of Duty 3: Roads to Victory' (PSP) - 9 New Screens

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

Call of Duty 3 delivers the intensity of being closer than ever to the fury of combat during the battle for the Liberation of Paris, the most harrowing campaign of WWII, known as The Normandy Breakout.

Capcom Executive Teams Up With Rockstar

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games announced the immediate appointment of Gary Dale as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Dale was the European Managing Director for Capcom since 2003, prior to which he was President of BMG's interactive media before it was acquired by Take Two in 1998.

'Daemon Vector' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Daemon Vector is an action RPG featuring gothic-styled slashing combat as a sinister strain of the Black Plague has brought to life Medieval Europe's decaying dead.

'Naruto: Ninja Council 3' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 9:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Naruto: Ninja Council 3 will feature mission-based gameplay for up to four players. The ninja action game utilizes an interchangeable attack system allowing players to combine attack techniques from all available characters in the mission to increase their chance of success.

'Blitzkrieg 2: Fall of the Reich' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blitzkrieg 2: Fall of the Reich is the first stand-alone expansion for CDV's historical RTS, and spans three major offensives from the final days of fighting on the Eastern front and covers both the Soviet and German campaigns in the long Siege of Budapest, Fortress Kurland, and the Soviet Operation Bagration.

'Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express' - Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 9:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express is a high-quality adventure game that offering a unique adaptation of the novel into a thrilling and suspenseful game. DreamCatcher has released the first patch adressing a few major loopholes in the riddles.

Game Developers Choice Awards Now Open for Nominations

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 5:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2007 Game Developers Choice Awards until January 12, 2007. The awards ceremony, to take place Wednesday, March 7, 2007 during Game Developers Conference (GDC), will be hosted in the Esplanade Room in the South Hall of San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center.

'BattleZone' (PSP) Gets Euro Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 5:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in futuristic international military environments, BattleZone puts players in control of highly maneuverable hover tanks, challenging them in close combat scenarios against their rivals.

Wednesday January 3, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 4:45 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:

'Major League Baseball 2K7' (ALL) - Features, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 4:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It's a whole new ballgame! Major League Baseball 2K7 redefines the pure baseball video game experience with true, next-gen details, all-new throwing mechanics and a revolutionary presentation system. Featuring stunning, lifelike player models, signature style animations, inside edge data and more...

'Lost Planet' (X360) Public Launch Party

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 4:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom is hosting a big Lost Planet launch event in San Francisco on Thursday, Jan. 11, at the SF Concourse Exhibition Center, East Hall, located at 620 7th St. (@ Brannan), from 8PM to Midnight. Unlike most of the industry launch events, this one is open to the public, designed specifically for gamers. Read more for details ...

'Cricket 07' (PS2/PC) - 60 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 3:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With its fully licensed squads, groundbreaking Century Stick control system and more natural camera perspective, Cricket 07 will bring players the most immersive gameplay experience to date.

Co-Founders Leave Rare

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 3:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally founded in the early 80's Rare went through a few name changes, started off as a C-64/Spectrum, NES developer, scored a hit with GoldenEye on the N64, and went from being a Nintendo studio to being one of Microsoft's flagship developers. Now after more than 2 decades, two of its 3 founders, the Stamper brothers, decided to call it quits and pursue other opportunities. The parting is amicable and has nothing to do with disappointing sales of recent titles, according to Microsoft, which promoted Mark Betteridge and Gregg Mayles from withing to replace Tim & Chris.

'FlatOut 2' (PS2/Xbox/PC) Sells 500k Units

by Rainier on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 3:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FlatOut 2 crashes thru the 500,000 worldwide sales mark on the back of three months of sales in 2006. Featuring an enhanced version of the original’s lauded physics engine with even faster driving track designs, FlatOut 2 also boasts numerous improvements, enhancements and additions to make the title the definitive FlatOut experience.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Blitz: The League'

by Elnerdo on Jan. 3, 2007 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The celebrated arcade-style football franchise is back and better than ever with a new treatment of America's most popular sport. Blitz: The League exposes the harsh and troubling, behind-the-scenes stories of a fictional professional football league.