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'Gothic III' - v1.5 Community Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 9:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gothic 3 is the third part of the RPG legend presenting an intense, living world and a non-linear, varied gaming experience. This v1.5 community patch is not supported by Jowood, but addresses a lot of issues with the game ...

Various Game Trailers #1197

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 7:09 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:

  • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue [PS3] - OFC-1 Trailer
  • Panzer Tactics DS [NDS] - Multiplayer Modes Trailer
  • Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles [Wii] - Weapons Trailer
  • The Simpsons Game [ALL] - Trailers (2)
  • We Love Golf! [Wii] - Egypt Course Trailer
  • The Chronicles of Spellborn - Combat Stress Test Trailer


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

'XIII Century: Death or Glory' - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 7:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

XIII Century: Death or Glory is a 3D RTS that combines Risk-style global strategy game play with real-time tactical action. The game immerses players in the Middle Ages, into a world of noble knights and ruthless nomads, a world of courageous deeds and internal wars.

'Hell's Kitchen: The Game' (ALL) Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ludia Inc. announced that it will create video games based on Granada's "Hell's Kitchen" TV series, starring Gordon Ramsey. The multi-year, worldwide exclusive agreement will see Ludia bring "Hell's Kitchen" games across all major platforms including PC, console and mobile (thanks FS). British humor, or lack thereof, and name calling are free of charge ...

'rFactor' - v1.255F Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 5:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Image Space has released a new patch for its racing title rFactor. This update brings your retail game to v1.255 and addresses a number of online security issues, adds additional overall stability and synchronizes existing users with the retail DVD version recently released in Europe.

'American Civil War: The Blue and the Gray' Coming to Retail

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV has signed a publishing agreement with AGEOD for its historically accurate operational-level turn-based game, American Civil War: The Blue and the Gray, placing players at the head of the USA or CSA during the American Civil War.

'SimCity Societies' - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 4:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring an all-new, revolutionary feature set, SimCity Societies allows players to construct not only the cities they desire, but create their cultures, societal behaviors and environments as well.

Microsoft's Xbox Division Makes Profit

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 4:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unlike the gloomy Sony news from earlier today, Microsoft's latest quarterly financial result reveals that its Entertainment and Devices Division (Games for Windows and Xbox branch) has turned its longtime red numbers into black. While its overall business keeps thriving, with a 27% revenue increase amounting to $13.76 billion, the games division came back from a $142M operating loss to close September with $165M profit, probably in no small part due to Halo 3's success.

'AMF Bowling: Pinbusters!' (Wii) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 2:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

AMF Bowling: Pinbusters! allows you to experience the excitement of the lanes alone or with up to three players. Utilizing the Wii Remote, Pinbusters! caters to any gamer looking for pick up and play action in a festive, party atmosphere.

'Ninja Gaiden Sigma' (PS3) Gets More Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo has released the third, and final, downloadable survival mode for its PS3 exclusive action adventure game, Ninja Gaiden Sigma. The “Rachel Master” ($2.99) download features five survival battles in which after completing them, the player will have access to Rachel’s new hair style.

'Cooking Mama 2: Dinner With Friends' (NDS/Wii) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cooking Mama 2 promises more culinary fun and even tastier gameplay as Mama cooks up a spicy storm with new recipes, twice as many mini-games and an all-new multiplayer mode to challenge other players to a ‘cook off’, Mama style.

Codemasters Opens Additional 'RF Online' World

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

RF Online is a free-to-play MMORPG that delivers an epic mix of traditional fantasy and futuristic sci-fi. Set in the deep space galaxy of Novus, three races compete in an ultimate struggle for power and resource. Codemasters recent decision to make the game subscription free seems to pay off as today it opened a new world to accommodate the influx of new players.

'The Witcher' - v1.1 Patch, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Rock Band' (PS3/X360) Online Community Features

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 12:25 p.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. Harmonix revealed today details for the ROCKBAND.com social community website, which will launch on release date.

'Star Trek: Conquest' (PS2/Wii) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Trek: Conquest is a blend of strategy and intense action set in “The Next Generation” era. Players take control of Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian, Dominion, and Breen forces and lead them in a campaign to control the galaxy, one planet at a time.

'World in Conflict' (X360/PC) - v1.002 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World in Conflict is an RTS that delivers action and coordinated team play amidst a showdown between the Soviet Union and the US, with completely destructible 3D battlefields, aggressive team-based multiplayer. Massivehas released the promised v1.002 patch, primarily adding new functionality for server administration, updates to Massgate and fixes to various performance and stability issues.

'Mass Effect' (X360) Romance Gossip - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 10:07 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.

Bethesda Parent Company Reels in $300M Investment

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax Media Inc. announced the closing of a $300 million investment by Providence Equity Partners Inc, in order to fund future growth, increase game development and publishing, facilitate acquisitions, and finance MMOGs.

'Assassin's Creed' (PS3/X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 9:53 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.

'Boogie' (NDS/PS2) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As we revealed a few weeks ago, EA officially announced that Boogie is coming to the NDS/PS2. Boogie will have gamers dancing, singing and starring in their own music videos. Players can also choose and customize different characters in the game to best show off their dancing style and karaoke skills.

'Europa Universalis: Rome' Closed Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Europa Universalis: Rome will cover the time period from the first Punic War to the start of the true Empire. Players will have thousand of gameplay choices ranging from country, culture, provincial and character options etc., making each and every game infinitely customizable and truly unique. Paradox has opened the BETA application for EU: Rome.

'Motorstorm' (PS3) v3.0 Update Adds Dualshock3 Support

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotorStorm delivers brutal off-road racing, plunging players into a frenzied and chaotic environment awash with grit, mud and petrol. Tomorrow (Oct.25th) Sony will release a new v3.0 update addressing various issues with the game, but most importantly adding vibration support for DUALSHOCK 3 controller.

Eidos Signs 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' (NDS/PS2/Wii/PC)

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alvin and the Chipmunks follows Alvin, Simon, & Theodore on their latest mission to play during the battle of the bands event Rockathonapalooza. As the Chipmunks perform in each of the musical levels—from school proms to Burning Man to Forest Arenas to the ultimate, Rockathonapalooza – players are challenged to keep in rhythm with the music.

'Samba De Amigo' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced that it's bringing back Samba De Amigo, the Dreamcast classic that helped to create the now-popular rhythm music genre. This vibrant and addictive new game lets players shake to the beats of a samba-infused soundtrack comprised of popular new songs as well as fan favorites from the original game.

'Dance Dance Revolution Universe 2' (X360) Song List Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 8:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DDR Universe2 delivers new gameplay options along with a sundry mix of songs from the 70s to today, online play and downloadable music, enhanced graphics as well as accessibility for players of all ages. The lineup includes performers like Franz Ferdinand, Outkast, Herbie Hancock, Ferry Corsten, Kool and the Gang, Men Without Hats and The Bangles.

'Bounty Bay' Gets Free 'Storm Island' Expansion

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Storm Island is a free content addon currently in development for Bounty Bay Online. The add-on offers brand new content – besides a newly added area with additional flora and fauna, the maximum level cap will be raised from 100 to 120. Also, there will be 21 new special abilities (fishing, muscle power, alchemy etc.).

'Silent Hill Origins' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 7:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Hill Origins reveals many of the series' most hallowed secrets. Assuming the role of a lone truck driver trapped in Silent Hill while making a routine delivery, players must escape the city's horrific inhabitants and confront the strange hallucinations that have haunted him since childhood.

'Trackmania Nations Forever' Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 6:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trackmania Nations Forever will once again feature as an official ESWC 2008 game, and includes a detailed track editor which allows players to create their own tracks and car skins, as well as supporting multiple online high score and tournament formats.

Thursday, October 25, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 6:43 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:

'9th Company: Roots of Terror' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ND Games announces 9th Company: Roots of Terror, a new action-oriented RTS developed by Lesta Studios, creators of Pacific Storm, using their brand-new proprietary engine.

Sony's Gaming Division Nearly $900M In The Hole

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Corp just released its 2nd quarter 2007 financial results, and while there is an overall upward trend mainly due to last year's battery pack fiasco, the gaming division is getting hit hard. Sales are up 42.9%, primarily because of PS3, but the hardware division itself is bleeding money, as operating loss increased ($867 million) due to the strategic pricing of PS3 at points lower than its production cost.

'StarCraft II' Sensor Tower Building Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game.

'Exteel' and 'Dungeon Runners' Get In-Game Ads

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Double Fusion has entered into a partnership in North America with NCsoft, providing the technology and sales force to place in- and around-game advertising into the upcoming giant robot action game, Exteel, and currently-running action RPG Dungeon Runners.

Activision Forms Partnership with Audiokinetic

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In order to bring high def. sound to next-gen video games, Activision announced an agreement with Audiokinetic to integrate the WaveWorks Interactive Sound Engine (Wwise) into select titles across the company’s global development studios.

'Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood' - v1.4.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed to increase the diversity, tactical depth and replay value, Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood will unleash a new alien race, a new form of strategic movement, new ship sections, new weapons, new technologies, new scenarios and new unknown menaces.

'No More Heroes' (Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 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.

'Final Fantasy XI' (ALL) Return Home to Vana'diel Campaign

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just in time for the launch of Wings of the Goddess expansion, Square Enix announced that its Final Fantasy XI "Return Home to Vana'diel" campaign is back. Customers who have deleted Content IDs or deleted PlayOnline accounts, are now able to rejoin their fellow adventurers in the world of Vana'diel by utilizing this service.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' - v1.2 Patch Details

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ET: QW pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in this team-based online strategic shooter. Splash Damage and id Software revealed details for the forthcoming v1.2 update, which will add full VOIP support, along with a host of XP and weapon balance tweaks, UI improvements, bot fixes, renderer optimizations for Quad Core systems, and much more.

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

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 4:09 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.

'Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys!' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Humans, succumbing to ray-guns, mind-control, and shiny flying saucers, have failed to defend their planet and let it fall easily into the clutches of the Big Brain and his army of Brain Thingys. The only hope left for mankind is three Teenage Zombies that have arisen from a graveyard disturbed in the invasion.

'Kane & Lynch: Dead Men' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Scored by Jesper Kyd

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a violent and chaotic journey of two men — a flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath — and their brutal attitude towards right and wrong. Known for scoring the Hitman series, Jesper Kyd returns to produce a dark and distorted soundtrack for IO Interactive's gritty third-person shooter.

'Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu' Goes Open Beta - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu is a A political and economic MMORPG that allows you to choose to become an artisan, warrior, or politician as you rise through the ranks of the people and strive to become the leader of the community, the lord of the land, the GoonZu ... the Luminary.

PSP Review - 'Worms: Open Warfare 2'

by Tim McCullough on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Worms: Open Warfare 2 players will be able to challenge others from all over the world via multiplayer battles using a wireless connection as they command their worms through clashes that take place in famous battles of the past, as well as fictional fights of the future.

'Time of War' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time of War is a unique third person shooter focused on relentless action and addictive gameplay, with hundreds of enemies to combat, a vast arsenal at the player’s disposal and explosions everywhere. Development has concluded on time and on budget and Oniric Games is now looking for strategic partners to take the game to retail markets around the world.

'Sinking Island' (NDS/PC) - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sinking Island is a dark detective adventure story set on a tropical paradise. At a millionaire's hotel a crime is committed, and while the island seems to be sinking for unknown reasons, you, as detective Jack Norm, have to find out who did it.

'Way In Dusk' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Elephant Games announced that it became an authorized Nintendo DS developer and unveiled its first project, Way In Dusk. The game combines dynamic shooting and adventure in 3D. You will explore the mysterious bewitched city and experience traveling in two worlds at a time.

Nintendo of America Appoints New Vice Presidents

by Rainier on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With all the recent departures due to its relocation, Nintendo of America announced the hiring of two new executive vice presidents. Cammie Dunaway will serve as the company's new executive vice president, sales & marketing, while Shigeyuki Takahashi will serve as executive vice president, special assignment.

PS3 Review - 'Transformers: The Game'

by Sanford May on Oct. 25, 2007 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Transformers: The Game lets gamers control the outcome in the battle for Earth as they choose to protect it as Autobots or destroy it as Decepticons. Players will also experience the unstoppable power and massive scale of their favorite Robots in Disguise such as Bumblebee, Barricade and others.