'Hellgate: London' Subscription Content Details

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 10:55 p.m. PDT | 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. Flagship Studios gives a rundown of what subscribers can expect in term of ongoing content.

'Need for Speed ProStreet' (ALL) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 6:03 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.

Various Game Trailers #1199

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 5:13 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:

  • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men [PS3/X360/PC] - Insider Trailer #2
  • Dead Space [PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • SimCity Societies - Haunted City Trailer
  • The Lost Crown: A Ghosthunting Adventure - Trailer
  • Manhunt 2 [PSP/PS2/Wii] - The Asylum Trailer
  • Toy Home [PS3] - Trailer
  • Naruto: Rise of a Ninja [X360] - Launch Trailer


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

'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 5:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A sequel to the original Xbox title, Ninja Gaiden 2 has players once again assuming the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they guide the ninja hero on a quest to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race.

'NCAA March Madness 08' (PS2/PS3/X360) Demo Coming Next Month

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCAA March Madness 08 captures the intensity and atmosphere found in authentic college basketball arenas and your players will rise to the occasion or wilt under the pressure. Ea announced it will release a demo on PS3/X360, Nov. 19, featuring Louisville against Kentucky.

'Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom' (X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 3:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom will take the franchise in a new direction as developer BLUESIDE and series director Henry Lee plan to create a truly next-generation Action-RPG, departing from their well-known Action-RTS formula.

Next 'Resident Evil' Movie Will be All CGI

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom and Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan have announced coproduction of Biohazard: Degeneration, the first full-length CG animation feature based upon the Biohazard/Resident Evil series of games and movies.

'The Abbey' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 3:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Abbey takes adventure fans to the gloomy world of the Middle Ages. An old abbey is the scene of a series of mysterious murders, and only one man can put a stop to the slaughter. In the role of the Grand Inquisitor Leonardo and his assistant Bruno, the player's task is to shed light on the mystery.

Consumer Electronics Show 2008 Increases Gaming Presence

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 2008 International CES (Las Vegas, January 7-10) will feature gaming hardware and software, one central location 65% larger than previous years, including advancements in online and PC gaming in conjunction with the entire range of consumer electronics products at its Gaming Showcase.

'The Simpsons Game' (ALL) - 31 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 3:25 p.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.

Krome Studios Snags Konami VP

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 3:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Independent video game developer Krome Studios announced Kurt Busch, former Vice President of Product Development at Konami, has joined the company as Studio Director.

'Exodus from the Earth' - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Exodus from the Earth is a sci-fi first-person shooter, where the player will have to solve numerous quests and eventually to find out if human life and civilization are possible beyond the Earth's confines.

'TimeShift' (X360/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 12:28 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.

Codemasters Voted UK Developer of the Year 2007

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week Codemasters was victorious at the 25th annual Golden Joystick Awards winning the 'UK Developer of the Year 2007' award.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The next standalone chapter in Relic's RTS franchise, WH 40K: Dawn of War - Soulstorm features an extensive interplanetary campaign spanning an entire star system in the WK40K universe, as well as introducing two all-new factions for an unprecedented total of nine playable races.

Monday, October 29, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 12:13 p.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:

'Mutant Storm Empire' This Week's XBLA Title - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mutant Storm Empire is packed with sci-fi action as players crush gangs of robots, smash swarms of UFOs and demolish massive enemy bosses, features 16 unique levels spread over four richly detailed and varied worlds.

'Mutant' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mutant is third person 3D shooter where the main hero is able to use several special abilities, the most significant one is the presence of two more hands that are placed in two hollows in his jacket directly under the arms. Mutant can hold different guns in each hand and he can fire at several targets at once.

'Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RE: The Umbrella Chronicles combines first-person, light-gun style combat with interactive pathways, multiple weapons and new enemies to create an entirely new RE experience, revealing the back story behind the fall of the Umbrella Corporation.

'Crysis' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 11:46 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.

'Star Ocean First Departure' (PSP) - 66 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The maiden voyage of Square Enix's Star Ocean RPG series embarks upon the PSP with brand-new features and stunning original animated sequences.

'Rock Band' (PS3/X360) Full Track List Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 11:42 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. Rock Band includes 58 tracks and spans every genre of rock ranging from alternative and classic rock to heavy metal and punk.

'Great Battles of the Middle Ages' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 11:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The History Channel and Slitherine Strategies announce the development of Great Battles of the Middle Ages is based on the story of the Hundred Years War and will feature a completely new graphic engine and a totally new game play system that will allow the player to be in complete control of massive armies.

'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory' Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 11:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fireglow team is now developing a next generation game engine (codename: Sudden Strike Next7) and the first game based on this engine, which now is officially named 'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory'. Fireglow plans to develop several other games based on this engine in different setups related to war conflicts.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3' (PS2/Wii) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DBZ: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 delivers an extreme 3D fighting experience, improving upon last year's game with over 150 playable characters, enhanced fighting techniques, beautifully refined effects and shading techniques, making each character's effects more realistic, and over 20 battle stages.

'Trackmania Sunrise eXtreme' - v1.51 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trackmania Sunrise is getting a free downloadable expansion pack dubbed Trackmania Sunrise eXtreme, featuring new and more insane tracks than ever before. This v1.51 patch fixes an issue with the eXtreme expansion not starting under Win Vista.

'WipEout Pulse' (PSP) - 24 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WipEout Pulse is Sony's latest installment in its anti-gravity combat racing series, featuring 24 new tracks, 8 teams, 7 adrenaline-fuelled game modes, wireless multiplayer, downloadable packs including new tracks, ships and tunes...

Rising Star Games Brings 'No More Heroes' (Wii) to Europe

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 11:17 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.

'Backbreaker' (PS3/X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Backbreaker is taking sports video games to a place where the action is never the same and every hit looks and feels as realistic as a Sunday afternoon. Utilizing NaturalMotion’s revolutionary euphoria motion synthesis engine, you’ll never see the same tackle again. Ever.

Wii Shop Channel Expands With Trio of Classic Titles

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added yet another 3 classic games to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: Magician Lord, Samurai-Ghost, and Castlevania II Simon's Quest.

'Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy' - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy is a classic point-and-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.

'World of Warcraft' Gets New Payment Option

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PaymentOne announced that it has signed an agreement with Blizzard to deploy its PhoneBill payment option in World of Warcraft, giving players a simple and safe option to charge subscription fees to their local phone or broadband bill without needing to use a credit card.

'Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess (PS2/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess, the 3rd expansion pack for Square Enix MMO, includes new areas, a wide variety of new jobs, time travel, and large scale battlefields.

Wii Review - 'Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire'

by Matthew Szlapka on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire is a third-person action-adventure game where players unleash the supernatural powers of a magical dragon, creating a unique and visually stunning weapon through their sword and arms.

'SunAge' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SunAge is a futuristic RTS where the player can experience 3 different races with each there arsenal of units, buildings and upgrades, taking place across 2 different worlds.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) Gets Stage Builder

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is Nintendo's latest incarnation in the popular Super Smash Bros. series of titles, featuring all-new characters ranging from Kirby and Wario to Samus and even Metal Gear Solid's Snake.

'No More Heroes' (Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 1:24 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.

Sony Reviving 'Blasto' Franchise?

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2007 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Back in early 1998 SCEA released a game on the original PlayStation under the name of Blasto. Voiced by Phil Hartman, known for The Simpsons' Troy McClure, and Saturday Night Live cast member, Blasto was a cartoonish 3D platformer where you blast loads of aliens and save babes across the universe. Sony registered the name Captain Blasto in 1997, only to abandon it several years later, but last week's registration might indicated Sony reviving The Incredibles look-alike dimwitted hero.