'Virtua Fighter 5' (PS3/X360) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 5:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Virtua Fighter 5 raises the bar for console fighting games including all the features fans know and love plus enhanced gameplay mechanics, additional characters and new fighting styles, as well as newly redesigned 3D environments.

Study Finds Adding Activity to Video Games Fights Obesity

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 4:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Not sure why there was money spent on this as it seems quite obvious, but a Mayo Clinic study, the first to scientifically measure the energy spent playing video games, indicated that activity-oriented video games triples the energy expenditure compared to watching TV or playing traditional video games.

Various Game Trailers #973

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 4:06 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:

  • Sonic and the Secret Rings [Wii] - Trailer
  • Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific - Dev Diary Trailer #3
  • Forza Motorsport 2 [X360] - TV Spot
  • Tales Of the World : Radiant Mythology [PSP] - Trailer #2
  • Vanguard: Saga of Heroes - Companions of Telon Trailer


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

'Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai Another Road' (NDS/PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 4:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While there has not yet been any official announcement, it seems Atari is working on a sequel to last year's first-ever DBZ game on the PSP, and adding a NDS edition to the mix. Currently scheduled for March 2007, Dragon Ball Z: Shin Budokai Another Road will furhter give players the ability to experience intense WiFi multiplayer battles with the most thrilling aspects of DBZ combat, including counter-attacks, super high-speed bouts, flight and Ki (energy) management.

'Stoked Rider: Alaska Alien' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 2:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Equip your alien rider and drop him at the highest peaks of tremendous mountains. Explore a never seen before terrain inspired by Alaska's impressive summits or match online with your friends and players from around the globe. This updated demo fixes some bugs and improves the overall experience.

'FIFA Manager 07' - v1.0 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 11:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Control is everything in the world of football management, and this year FIFA Manager 07, aka Total Club Manager 07, provides all the tools you need to make it to the big time. EA has released the first patch, for retail and download, addressing various crashes, bugs and adding tweaks.

'Sins of a Solar Empire' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sins of a Solar Empire is a real-time space strategy title under development at Ironclad Games. Unfolding the fate of three unique factions, Sins of a Solar Empire is the first chapter in an epic science fiction saga.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai America announced Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2, an action fighter features over 30 playable characters, as well as 16 unique stages and the intense head-to-head anime-style fighting fans of the series know and love. Gamers can play through pivotal storylines as well as unlock an original plot in this follow up to last year’s immensely popular Ultimate Ninja.

'Rogue Warrior' (PS3/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rogue Warrior, developed by Zombie Studios, is a story-driven tactical FPS putting you in the boots of a Navy SEAL who leads a team behind enemy lines in North Korea on a covert mission to assess the threat posed by the country's nuclear arsenal.

'Dreamlords' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 9:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamlords combines the accessibility of a web game with RPG character development, RTS battles and long term tactical strategy in a never before seen gaming experience. Lockpick Entertainment announced that Dreamlords will open to the public Feb. 15, 2007.

'Neverend' - v1.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silverline has released the first patch for Mayhem Studios' fantasy RPG Neverend, bringing your North American retail game to v1.1 and addressing a few bug and crashes as well as some enemy AI issues.

'MVP 07 NCAA Baseball' (PS2) - 5 Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cheerleaders, crowd chants, and team fight songs are elements that add to the atmosphere and realism of MVP 07 NCAA Baseball. There are now an increased number of conferences, teams and authentic stadiums, creating a true-to-life NCAA baseball experience.

Acclaim Adds PayByCash and In-Game Ads to Its Titles

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Acclaim announced an agreement with IGA Worldwide for six of its MMOG titles, including the popular titles; BOTS!!, 9Dragons, 2Moons, DANCE! and two yet unannounced titles. Acclaim will also start offering PayByCash as alternate payment options to its customers, beginning with the recently released BOTS!!

'World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade' - 8 Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 6:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade is the exciting new expansion to Blizzard's massively multiplayer online role-playing game. It expands the game by tremendous bounds, adding new races, quest, lands, Battlegrounds, professions and items, raising the level cap to 70, and more.

'Burnout 5' (PS3/X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 6:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Buckle up and prepare to unleash automotive anarchy in the ultimate burner’s paradise. Burnout 5 gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground, with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse.

'TES IV: Oblivion - Shivering Isles' Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 6:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest issue of PC Zone UK has the first details on the next expansion pack for Bethesda's RPG TES 4: Oblivion. Scheduled for Q2 2007, Shivering Isles features no less than 30+ hours of gameplay, new quests, monsters, branching sidequests, and an all new land that you can watch change according to your vital life-or-death decisions. A gate on Nibben Bay has opened, a portal to new realm, the Shivering Isles, ruled by the god of madness and dementia Sheogorath.

Traveller's Tales Acquires Embryonic Studios

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 5:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Traveller’s Tales, known for the recent Lego Star Wars titles, has acquired Embryonic Studios, established by former founders of Warthog and Digital Anvil, known for titles such as Privateer, Privateer 2, Brute Force, Starlancer, Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone, and several others...

'Stronghold 2' - English Demo & BonusMaps Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 5:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stronghold 2 will bring the the castle-sim and siege-warfare RTS series to life in glorious 3D. After two years Take 2 has finally released an English language demo allowing you to try out a tutorial and three missions from the single-player campaign. Two new bonus maps, Edinburgh and Tower of London, are also available ...

'CellFactor: Revolution' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 5:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

When Artificial Studios announced CellFactor: Revolution, an updated & enchanced version of its tech demo Cellfactor: Combat Training, it was slated for December 2006, which obviously has passed. Its action-packed FPS with true-to-life physics is now scheduled for Spring 2007.

'Hellgate: London' - 10 Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 5:46 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.

'Major League Baseball 2K7' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 5:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced today the return of New York Yankees' All-Star Shortstop Derek Jeter as cover athlete and official spokesperson. MLB 2K7 features true, next-gen details, all-new throwing mechanics, a revolutionary presentation system, stunning, lifelike player models, signature style animations, inside edge data and more...

'Loki' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 2:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A fantasy voyage through the great mythologies, Loki, an action/RPG, allows you to take on the role of one of the 4 heroes of the game, each drawn from a different mythology : a mighty Norse fighter, a fierce Greek warrior, a powerful Egyptian magician or an Aztec shaman who masters the secrets of the spirit world.

THQ Working on New UFC Title

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 1:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A community blogger addressed UFC boss Dana White pleading for a new UFC based video game, and to everybody's surprise Mr. White actually replied saying that a new game is currently in development over at THQ. No stranger to the genre with its wrestling lineup, the last UFC game released, PrideFC, was also published by THQ in 2003, and was very well received. No further details, specifics on platforms, or tentative release date were provided.

'Rachet & Clank: Size Matters' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capturing all of the humor from previous PS2 installments with engaging cinematics, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters will allow up to four players to compete in action-packed wireless multiplayer gaming.

PS3 Review - 'Ridge Racer 7'

by Andrew Hayward on Jan. 4, 2007 @ 12:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Ridge Racer 7 promises to reinvent itself, allowing players to choose from 40 different machines and over 20 courses. With reversed courses, the total grows to 40, most in the series ever! Players can further enjoy the drift racing experience by taking part in the new customization mode, opening up the experience with up to 200,000 customization combinations.