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'Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 9:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals delivers new animals and gameplay getting players can get up close and personal with Earth's most fascinating former inhabitants.

Various Game Trailers #1191

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 9:57 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:

  • Brutal Legend [PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • Need for Speed ProStreet [ALL] - Customization Trailer
  • Table Tennis [Wii] - Luc vs. Jesper Trailer


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

'FIFA 08' (ALL) Roster Update #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 9:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA 08 will create a football experience that matches the complexity, finesse and beauty of the real-world game. FIFA 08 challenges you to master the skills required to play like a pro football player, allowing you on the pitch to defy the odds, perfect your skills, elevate your game and rise up to win glory for your club.

'Loki: Heroes of Mythology' - v1.0.7.0 US Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 9:24 p.m. PDT | 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. This v1.0.7.0 patch, for the North American version only, fixes bugs, and adds various balance tweaks.

'Pro Cycling Manager 2007' - v1.0.3.1 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 9:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PCM 2007 strives to create the ultimate in sports simulation while still being approachable to newcomers to the series, allowing you to fully experience the intensity of the races through its real-time simulation mode. This v1.0.3.1 patch addresses various career bugs and an interface issue.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 6:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CoD 4: Modern Warfare is a new action-thriller that will arm gamers with the most advanced and powerful arsenal of modern day firepower to fight a new war in the world’s most treacherous hotspots.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' Rolls Out Game Update #3

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 6:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is an MMORPG with a vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using next-gen graphics technology. A few months after previous update, SOE rolls out #3, making tweaks to crafting, classes, diplomacy, housing, as well as adding new quests and more ...

'Digital Combat Simulator: Black Shark' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Fighter Collection and the Eagle Dynamics development studio will release the new benchmark in PC air combat simulation in 2008 with the release of Digital Combat Simulator: Black Shark, a simulation of the Russian Ka-50 attack helicopter and will be the flagship title of the new DCS series.

'TimeShift' (X360/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 5:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeShift is an FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes. The game will leverage the latest graphics technology to create a unique action game experience. Sierra has announced that TimeShift has gone gold.

'Medal of Honor: Heroes 2' (PSP/Wii) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medal of Honor Heroes 2 is designed completely from the ground up for the Wii and PSP. Just like the recent Madden 08 announcement, the Wii edition will include an all-new mode that simplifies gameplay for players of all skill levels.

'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock' (ALL) Exclusive Songs Confirmed

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 3:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god using Gibson Guitar's Les Paul and Kramer models, experience new features and content including a new multiplayer battle mode, boss battles, unlockable content and authentic rock venues. Revealed last month, Interscope confirmed that the GH III: Legends of Rock soundtrack includes an unlock code for three X360-exclusive tracks.

'Dracula 3' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 3:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microids has signed an agreement with Kheops Studio to develop Dracula 3, an adventure game inspired by the world of Bram Stoker, and sequel to 1999's Dracula: The Resurrection, followed by Dracula 2: The Last Sanctuary in 2000.

Achievements in Games Boost Scores and Sales

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 3:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new study from Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR), based on the Xbox 360 Achievement System, reveals that, in general, game titles that have a higher volume of Accomplishments correlate with both higher industry ratings and gross sales in North America.

'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 2:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WoW: Wrath of the Lich King will open the forbidding wasteland of Northrend to exploration by the hardiest adventurers. New levels of power, challenging new dungeons and encounters, an exciting new character profession, and the game’s first hero class are just some of the new features awaiting players in Wrath of the Lich King.

'Fire Pro Wrestling Returns' (PS2) Gets Priced and Dated

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Agetec announced that it will be releasing Fire Pro Wrestling Returns for the PS2 at a bargain price. The Fire Pro series is already a legend in Japan, and with the localization, it is finally available to North American gamers who have been hearing about the game for years.

'World Snooker Championship 2007' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Snooker Championship 2007 boasts 104 of the world's best snooker players, with 10 official tournaments all realistically modeled for the 2007 season.

'Painkiller: Overdose' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

What started out as a mod, Painkiller: Overdose will offer the gamer a completely new single player experience, including new levels, new weapons and new end bosses! This demo includes 2 multiplayer and 2 single player levels.

Most People Not Playing With the Wii Anymore

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A report from Famitsu's Hirokazu Hamamura claims that while the NDS is likely reach 30 million units, the Wii hasn't seen a big hit since Wii Sports, and currently 67% of the owners haven't used the system recently. However, Hamamura also mentioned that the Wii Fit is generating buzz, and that the platform might see more titles switching over, like Capcom's recent Monster Hunter 3.

'Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings, a standalone title in the FFXII universe, is an all-new experience that fully utilizes the Touch Screen functionality, allowing players to control massive armies, unleash special attacks and activate Gambits, all with the use of the stylus.

'Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus' (PSP) Goes Gold, Gets Dated

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MGS Portable Ops Plus adds new multiplayer modes, characters, maps. While the focus is on multiplayer, the new version will also feature a single-player portion with familiar characters such as Roy Campbell, Raiden and MGS4's Old Snake.

'Mass Effect' (X360) Gunnery Chief Profile - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mass Effect is a science-fiction action-RPG created by BioWare, previously known for Jade Empire, KotoR and Neverwinter Nights. Mass Effect will deliver an immersive story driven gameplay experience with stunning visual fidelity.

'Ascension to the Throne' - v1.1.0.128 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ascension to the Throne is a turn-based strategy game with RPG elements. In a world of fantasy the hero will have to pass many tests on his way to victory. Become the King you were born to be - wise, brave and courageous. This 1.1.0.128 patch addresses memory leaks, crashes and bugs.

'No More Heroes' (Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Ubisoft's No More Heroes, developed by Grasshopper, you play the role of Travis Touchdown, a hardcore anime fan who takes it upon himself to murder the top assassin's in the world, using the Wiimote to wield Travis' beam sword and kill off enemies in gruesome ways.

Play 'Rock Band' (PS3/X360) At E for All

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band allows you to perform music from the world’s biggest rock artists with your friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone peripherals, in addition to offering online connectivity.

'Rayman Raving Rabbids 2' (NDS/Wii) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 delivers fun, intuitive games that feature the wacky humor for which Rayman & the Rabbids are known.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | 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:

Play 'World of WarCraft' With Your Xbox 360 Controller

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blue Orb announced Switchblade, a software package designed to allow gamers to play Blizzard’s massively popular World of Warcraft using an Xbox 360 controller.

'Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance follows the epic story of the original game in the aftermath of the Infinite War, offering a mysterious new alien faction, the Seraphim, an all-new single-player campaign and more than 100 new units to master on the path to galactic domination.

Play 'Team Fortress 2' (ALL) Against Valve on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TF2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next generation animation technology, persistent player statistics, and more. On Oct. 19 from 3-7 PM PDT (6-10 PM EDT), Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers will have the chance to take on Valve.

'Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games' (Wii) - 47 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games players will compete in events (100m track, table tennis, swimming etc.) that take place in venues based on the official Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, against a supporting cast of characters from the worlds of both Mario and Sonic, including Luigi, Knuckles, Yoshi, Tails and more.

'Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin' - French Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 7:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Sherlock Holmes vs Arsène Lupin, the fourth title in the adventure series from Frogwares, Sherlock Holmes receives a strange letter signed by Arsène Lupin, aka the king of thieves, challenging Holmes to prevent him from various robberies in London, with the purpose of humiliating England itself.

Jesper Kyd Scores 'Assassin's Creed' (PS3/X360/PC) Soundtrack

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 7:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in 1191 AD, the Third Crusade was tearing the Holy Land apart. Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, you play the role of Altair, an Assassins intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict and throw the environment into chaos and shape events during this pivotal moment in history.

'Bionic Commando' (PS3/X360/PC) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 7:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the on the 1988 8-bit NES release, Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer (voiced by Faith No More's Mike Patton), a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.

PSP Review - 'Monster Hunter Freedom 2'

by Tim McCullough on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 borrows various elements from Monster Hunter 2 on the PS2, while the handheld sequel will also feature ad hoc and online multiplayer, as well as new weapons and new locations such as snow covered landscapes.

'The Simpsons Game' (ALL) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In The Simpsons Game, Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa use exciting, all-new powers to save the world from rising chaos. To help the Simpsons, gamers at home must journey through all of Springfield (as well as vast worlds beyond!), vanquish an amazing array of villains, and fight their way through parodies of multiple popular games.

PC Preview - 'The Witcher'

by Alicia on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 1:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Witcher is an action RPG, combining features of such games as Dungeon Siege, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Gothic and Neverwinter Nights, incorporating a simple-yet-interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3D graphics.

'Pirates of the Caribbean Online' Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Pirates of the Caribbean Online, become the Caribbean's most legendary pirate, all while forging alliances, hunting for buried treasure, battling evil undead forces and facing off against enemies from the movie franchise. Pre-order now and receive 50% off your first month, a limited edition certified cloth map, and an exclusive Founder title for every pirate on your account.

'Xtreme Duck Hunting' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2007 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xtreme Duck Hunting is a 3D game with duck and wild boar hunting, target objects, animated landscapes and many weapons.