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'Medal of Honor: Heroes 2' (PSP/Wii) Arcade Mode - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 8:49 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 arcade mode that simplifies gameplay for players of all skill levels.

Various Game Trailers #1198

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 8:44 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:

  • Unreal Tournament 3 [ALL] - SP Story Trailer
  • Frontlines: Fuel of War [PS3/X360/PC] - Mechanic Trailer
  • Manhunt 2 [PSP/PS2/Wii] - Trailer (5)
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games [NDS/Wii] - Table Tennis Trailer
  • Crysis - Weapons Trailer
  • Omega Five [X360] - Trailer
  • Edge of Twilight [X360/PC] - Trailer
  • Naruto: Rise of a Ninja [X360] - Dev. Diary Trailer #3
  • Refusion - Characters Trailer
  • The Witcher - The Making Of Trailer #5
  • Virtua Fighter 5 [PS3/X360] - Online vs Mode Trailer


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

'Empire Earth III' Western Faction Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 7:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Earth III allows players to build and rule an empire from the ancient world to the distant future, battling it out across the globe through the eons in a bid for worldwide control, offering continuous free-form gameplay that will allow players to keep units from one battle to the next.

'Spore' (NDS/PC) Also Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 5:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race, becoming a global civilization and choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade, be nice or play rough! Will Wright seems to be in a talkative mood these days, as he has professed his love for the Wii, and confirmed to The Guardian there will be a version on Nintendo's latest console.

'Need for Speed ProStreet' (ALL) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 5:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA is introducing a new Need for Speed version that drives the series in a new direction. Need for Speed ProStreet is a ground-breaking Need for Speed experience where you’re thrust to compete head to head against the best street racers in a multitude of racing showdowns.

CPL's $1,000,000 'Halo 3' (X360) Competition

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) announced today that it will host a $1,000,000 Halo 3 competition at the Extreme Winter Championships taking place Tuesday, Dec. 18 to Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Dallas, Texas.

'Crysis' - Singleplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 3:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crysis, shooter fans will face a new kind of challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of an alien invasion.

'Galactic Command: Talon Elite' (X360/PC) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Announced early this year, Galactic Command: Talon Elite, based on revised GALCOM game engines, features the adventures of an elite team of Elite Force Pilots operating deep behind enemy lines and against the viciously hostile Gammulan race.

'Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars' - Battlecast Viewer Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has released the free C&C 3: Tiberium Wars BattleCast Viewer allowing people who do NOT have the original game to watch the latest and greatest real-time strategy showdowns by top players from around the world! If you already have C&C 3, you do not need this file.

'Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance' - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ's Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance is an add-on for Gas Powered Games' 3D RTS, following the epic story of the original game in the aftermath of the Infinite War.

Fan Outcry Makes 'Forza Motorsport 2' (X360) Developer Lower DLC Prize

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 12:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

10Turn has released a new downloadable track (Twin Ring Motegi) for its racing sim Forza Motorsport 2, but when fans realized the 600 MS price points forced them to buy a 1000 MS card (costing $12.50 instead of the required $7.50) fans revolted, resulting in a price reduction to 400 MS points.

'Iron Man' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 10:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on Marvel Studios' first independently produced feature film Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Terrence Howard, and directed by Jon Favreau. The Iron Man movie will blast into theaters May 2, 2008, the game itself is currently set for release Spring 2008.

Penny Arcade Expo 2008 Dates Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Penny Arcade today announced that the 5th annual Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) dates will be August 29th, 30th and 31st of 2008 with exhibitor packets available now and attendee registration opening in January.

PlayStation 2 Celebrates its Seventh Anniversary

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America today celebrates the seven-year anniversary of its PS2. Since its release in North America on October 26, 2000, more than 120 million hardware units and more than a billion units of PS2 software have sold worldwide,

'Soldier of Fortune Payback' (PS3/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Soldier of Fortune Payback continues with the organization know as The Shop where players take on the role of a hired mercenary, blasting their way through high intensity combat situations in the world's most dangerous hotspots in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

'Blue Dragon' (X360) Gets Premium Downloadable Content #2

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blue Dragon is an epic RPG that centers on a young boy named Shu and several of his friends who create and develop their combat styles by utilizing different types of Shadow Change, including Sword, Assassin, and Power Magic. Microsoft has released the 6 Treasures package on Xbox Live, adding half a dozen rare items for Shu and his companions to steal.

'Knight Online' Gets Freaky for Halloween

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Knight Online is a free2play medieval fantasy adventure MMO. From now until Nov. 8th Knight Online players can celebrate all Hallow’s Eve in style with spooky Halloween Music in certain locations of the game, and plenty of unique event items giving your characters extra damage/hit points, extra health, magic and plenty more ...

'Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War' (PS3/X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bladestorm will offer massive battles mixed with strategy, much like the Dynasty Warriors titles, but one of the main differences is that the game will be situated in the Western medieval timeframe.

'Soulcalibur IV' (PS3/X360) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Swords will be honed and weapons optimized in Namco Bandai Games America's Soulcalibur IV. Delivering new gameplay modes, characters and enhanced features with unprecedented 3D modeling and animation, Soulcalibur IV will be the definitive fighting game experience.

'Pacific Liberation Force' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pacific Liberation Force, previously known as Elite Helisquad II, is an all-action helicopter game that places you in the middle of the pacific. You'll be conducting aerial warfare versus fast and trigger happy enemies.

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) Gets Release & Demo Date

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | 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. Demo on PSN/XBL in December, game hits January 22.

'Crusaders: Invasion of Constantinople' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 5:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crusaders: Invasion of Constantinople is an Action-RPG set in the environment of the Fourth Crusade, an epic event in the European history. Never before used in computer games, this period witnessed the clash of the French, German and English knights with the Byzantine Empire, which led to the capture and sack of Constantinople.

'Soulcalibur Legends' (Wii) - 36 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 5:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The weapon-based fighting game franchise has been reinvented as Namco Bandai announced Soulcalibur Legends exclusively for the Wii, fully immersing players in a 3rd person action adventure that takes a unique approach to the series by truly utilizing the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

'Crysis' Public Demo Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crysis, shooter fans will face a new kind of challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of an alien invasion. Originally scheduled for today, a 24 hour pre-order exclusivity that kicked in a day late resulted in the public demo to be released Saturday Oct. 27th at 1:00PM.

'MX vs. ATV Untamed' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 5:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MX vs. ATV Untamed features bigger, more populated outdoor open-world environments, an X-cross career mode showcasing all eight vehicles and the all-new EnduroCross mode pitting gamers against logs, rocks, mud-pits and more, and illustrating the full potential of the franchise's Rhythm Racing physics engine.

'Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific' - v1.4 Patch Details

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific takes players to the depths of the Pacific Ocean as the skipper of an American submarine. While the previous v1.3 patch was said to be the last, it seems there will be one more after all, fixing a few bugs, making misc. changes and improving the game engine.

'Everquest II: Rise of Kunark' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise of Kunark introduces a new playable race, the Sarnak. This dragon-like humanoid inhabits the jungle islands of Timorous Deep, a new starting location for adventurers. Timorous Deep presents a wealth of new content for levels 1-20, and is one of the many new zones being developed for this expansion.

Xbox 360 Review - 'NHL 08'

by Anthony Chambers on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

NHL 08 features an exclusive AHL license for the first time, with all 29 teams from the primary development league for the NHL fully playable in game.

'Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy' - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy is a classic point & click adventure game. Nostradamus sends his daughter Madeleine to help Catherine de Medici, who thinks she has been cursed. As practicing medicine is a male occupation, the game allows you to disguise as Madeleine's brother Cesar to interact with other NPCs.

PS3 Review - 'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer'

by Reggie Carolipio on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer is based on both the comic book series as well as Twentieth Century Fox/Marvel Entertainment's movie sequel.

'Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of Illuminas' (ALL) Game Details - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA's Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of Illuminas is not just another expansion pack to PSU, but rather an all new installment with new weapons, locations and monsters.

'Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command' (NDS/PSP) Gets Downloadable Demo

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command will bring the carnage of the 41st millennium to the handhelds, featuring a new and immersive single-player campaign, along with a robust global multiplayer component. THQ is offering a demo for free download ...

'Pool Party' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pool Party is a fully-featured pool and snooker simulation featuring 13 different single player and multi-player game types, encompassing the standard 8-ball, 9-ball, snooker game modes, but including more exotic game types such as Rotation and Black Jack and, of course, will make the best possible use of the Wii’s control system

'Naruto: Rise of a Ninja' (X360) Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Developed exclusively for the X360 from the ground up and for the first time ever, gamers will experience Naruto starting from the series' beginning. Re-live the hit anime and manga and experience Naruto's transformation from noisy ninja-academy dropout to respected ninja. Ubisoft sheds some light on jutsu’s techniques, and magical items.

'Democracy 2' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Positech Games, makers of Democracy and Kudos:Rock Legend, announced Democracy 2, which, like its predecessor, puts you in the position of the leader of a new government, tasked with running the country, and keeping the electorate happy in the run up to each election.

'The Legend of Spyro' (ALL) Coming to the Silver Screen

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Animation Picture Company announced that it has optioned the feature film rights to the video game franchise. The story follows Spyro, a rare purple dragon of prophecy, on a voyage of self-discovery as he struggles to come to terms with his amazing potential, while finding himself embroiled in an epic struggle against an ancient evil. The Animation Picture Company will produce Spyro the Dragon as a fully animated, 3D CGI feature; the Altiere Brothers ("Dr. Dolittle 4") will adapt the screenplay from The Legend of Spyro game trilogy; no directors have been assigned yet.

'Napoleon's Campaigns' - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nobilis' new historical wargame brings back to life the greatest battles and lets you write your own History. Napoleon's Campaigns is a unique concept from AGEOD, the original designer of Europa Universalis, Pax Romana, Grandes Invasions, Birth of America and American Civil War.

Friday, October 26, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2007 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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: