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'Universe at War: Earth Assault' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 8:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA's Universe at War: Earth Assault, developed by Petroglyph, is a combat-intensive RTS game enlisting players in an epic struggle to prevent total alien domination of planet Earth.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' Demo Coming Oct. 11

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 8:27 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. Activision will release a single player demo Thursday, Oct. 11, featuring the Bog Rescue level, which we will of course have available on our fileserver network.

UPDATE: Apologies for the typo; the demo is coming Oct. 11, not Nov., as I mistakenly posted. One too many Friday night beers, I presume!

'Ghost Squad' (Wii) Paradise Mode Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA is bringing 2005 arcade gun game Ghost Squad to the Wii, adding a number of new Wii-specific gameplay modes and using the Wiimote as a multi-purpose tool that allows players to easily control the targeting of on-screen enemies, defuse bombs, and rescue hostages.

Various Game Trailers #1183

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 5:10 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:

  • Assassin's Creed [ALL] - Freedom Developer Diary
  • Empire Earth III - Behind the Scenes Trailer #1
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games [NDS/Wii] - 110m Hurdles Trailer
  • Mass Effect [X360] - Character Spotlight #2
  • Painkiller: Overdose - Trailer #3
  • The Sims 2 Castaway [NDS] - Trailer
  • Sonic Rivals 2 [PSP] - Knockout Trailer
  • Too Human [X360] - Video Diary #1


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

'Medal of Honor Airborne' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medal of Honor Airborne introduces players to an entirely new way of experiencing a WWII FPS – namely the fully interactive Airborne experience. EA is working on the first patch for MoH Airborne, which enables the Dedicated Server, fixes several bugs, and makes some balance changes on the Anti-Tank Weapon.

'Rygar: The Battle of Argus' (Wii) Facts & Features - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 4:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

High Energy Productions' producer Keisuke Kikuchi announced Rygar: The Battle of Argus will be an all-new Wii exclusive title, not a PS2 port. Expected later this year in Japan, Rygar: The Battle of Argus will introduce a new hero and use the Wiimote to control Rygar's trademark weapon, the Diskarmor.

'EverQuest: Secrets of Faydwer' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 4:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest: Secrets of Faydwer, the 14th expansion, lets characters advance up to level 80, and discover thousands of new items, including Heroic Items that push abilities to new heights, as well as dynamic high level raid content, new spells, and new Advancement Abilities to rejuvenate even the most hardened warrior.

'Super Swing Golf Season 2' (Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 3:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using the Wii remote as a golf club, swing into the action with your favorite characters as Super Swing Golf Season 2 returns to the island to challenge the new courses with all new story, tournament modes, new multiplayer modes, completely new customizations, costumes, and secrets.

'Kane & Lynch 2' (PS3/X360/PC) Already in Production

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 3:23 p.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. Eidos' Jane Cavanagh revealed that, while K&L has yet to be released, a sequel is already in production, showing their confidence in the title. The plan is to make IO Interactive's Mature rated action game into a long-term franchise, and Eidos has set aside its largest marketing budget ever to promote the title.

'Dynasty Warriors 6' (PS3/X360) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 2:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 6 will deliver the massive scale and realistic atmosphere that players have come to expect from the series, but will redefine the Tactical Action experience, with completely re-imagined character designs and weapons, yet maintaining familiar characterizations that are accurate to culturally depictions.

'Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal' (PS2/Wii/X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 1:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal is an action-adventure game featuring seven playable Looney Tunes characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tasmanian Devil, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Gossamer and a special secret character. Ahead of its launch next week, WBIE has released a demo on Xbox Live Marketplace.

'StarCraft II' Protoss Carrier Unit Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 12:55 p.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.

D.I.C.E. Summit Reveals Date & Preliminary Speakers

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In its seventh consecutive year, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) announced today the 2008 dates, new facility and early line-up of speakers and sponsors for its upcoming D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit.

'Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun ' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 12:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Evil Under the Sun famous detective Hercule Poirot is back in typical style, turning up at just the right time to begin an investigation into the murder of a famous actress during what should have been the start of a relaxing holiday.

'Penumbra: Black Plague' Background Story Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's Penumbra: Black Plague, the final chapter in the Penumbra story, thrusts players into a creepy environment of psychological horror, as they are challenged in this unique action/adventure experience.

'Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War' (PS3/X360) Demo On XBLA/PSN - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 11:56 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. The promised demo is now available for download on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.

Sony Europe Unveils Discounted 40GB PS3 Model

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Europe announced details of its new 40GB PS3 model that will launch throughout Europe on Oct. 10, 2007, at the attractive price of €399/¬£299. While most specs are identical to other models, this 40GB version no longer offers backward compatibility with older PlayStation titles, only 2 (instead of 4) USB ports and no multi-memory card port.

'Everquest II: Rise of Kunark' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 10:39 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.

'The Chosen: Well of Souls' - Official Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chosen: Well of Souls is a 3D hack'n slash set in the 19th century, where you are sent on a mission by the monasteries to free God's Envoy. Unlike yesterday's full game/trial version, this demo features the first level, playable as one of three heroes.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' Gets Official Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the MMO Pirates of the Burning Sea, you play a bold sea captain in the 18th century Caribbean as you seek glory and adventure, featuring high seas action and swashbuckling adventure in a world of pirates and plunder.

Bungie Becomes Independent, Partly Owned By Microsoft

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced a plan for Halo development studio Bungie Studios to embark on a path to become an independent company, although Microsoft will retain an equity interest and own the Halo franchise, in addition to other future properties that Bungie may develop.

'SEGA Rally Revo' (ALL) - 24 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Rally Revo will set a new benchmark in its genre with a high-tempo driving experience that will challenge the racing skills both on and off-road, with revolutionary dynamically deformable terrain, proprietary next-generation graphics, bone-jarringly realistic physics, and competitive bumper-to-bumper racing.

'Blazing Angels: Secret Missions of WWII' - 1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft's squadron-based flight combat game Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII shows World War II from a different perspective, that of an elite pilot who is part of a secret team.

'Kwari' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kwari is an FPS, developed by Micro Forté, where players make money off each other in real-time. The game will be free to download online, but instead of being subscription-based it will use a unique free-to-play/pay-to-play model whereby Kwari sells the player ammunition.

Electronic Arts Acquires Super Computer International

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced the acquisition of Atlanta-based software tools and gaming client applications provider Super Computer International (SCI), not to be confused with Eidos parent company SCi, which will be integrated into EA's Online Technology Group, headed by SCI CEO Jesper Jensen.

'Escape from Paradise City' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Escape from Paradise City blends action-RPG and strategy asking the player to infiltrate a gang-infested city on the Eastern seaboard in order to root out rampant corruption and violence.

'Gears of War' Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War blends action with survival horror, thrusting gamers into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde. The PC version includes a variety of all-new content, including three new multiplayer maps, a new multiplayer game type, Game Editor, five new campaign chapters and DX10 support.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Clive Barker's Jericho'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Clive Barker's Jericho is a squad-based horror FPS devised by the master mythmaker, novelist and filmmaker Clive Barker. The Jericho Team is a seven-man strike force that protects government interests from paranormal threats.

Former DICE Canada Re-emerges As TUSK Interactive

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 3:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A year after the demise of DICE Canada through the purchase of DICE by Electronic Arts, former DICE Canada lead designer Armando "Aj" Marini, once part of the Battlefield development team, is now heading TUSK Interactive, which is currently looking for a a technical director. It's a safe bet that given Marini's track record in multiplayer online shooters, the new studio may have something going on in that genre.

'SimCity Societies' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 3:32 a.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.

PC Review - 'Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened'

by Chris Lawton on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 2:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened rises to the challenge of being entirely in 3D; while the creators have kept classic game mechanics, the game benefits from the freedom and the immersion brought by a superb animated and detailed real time 3D environment.

Codemasters Developing NDS/Wii Titles Based on 'Ology Books

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has signed a a worldwide licensing agreement with The Templar Company to create a original & exclusive NDS/Wii video game titles based on Templar's 14 million-selling 'Ology series of books, Dragonology, Wizardology and Pirateology.

'Star Ocean First Departure' (PSP) - 46 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 2:36 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.

NDS Review - 'Time Ace'

by Katarani on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Time Ace is a fast and explosive high-flying shooter featuring 19 heart-pounding missions, numerous multiplayer modes and vibrant 3D graphics that faithfully bring the arcade-style shooter experience to a handheld gaming system.

'Global Conflicts: Palestine' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Global Conflicts: Palestine, you assume the role of a freelance journalist who has just arrived in Jerusalem, and the goal is to create and get an article published for a newspaper by collecting quotes from the dialog in the game. This v1.2 patch fixes bugs, gameplay issues, and increase the quotes from 5 to 15.

'Fury' Gets Last-Minute Makeover

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fury is a competitive online RPG, taking the best elements of an MMO - combat, advancement and teamwork - and blending them with the best elements of an FPS - instant action, fast pacing and diverse game types. Based on beta feedback, Auran is making some last-minute changes to the game, adding training maps for new players, revising the Incarnation system and more ...

'Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation' (X360) Tactics Revealed - 100 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation will let players experience Ace Combat on a massive worldwide scale as it features an in-depth multi-player online experience that includes a variety of action-packed online modes.

'The Orange Box' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Surprise Music Single

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Half-Life 2: Ep. Two, armed with new weaponry and vehicles, Dr. Gordon Freeman must race through a countryside riddled with an increasingly fierce Combine threat. Half-Life 2: The Orange Box also includes Team Fortress 2 as a multiplayer addition, and physics-focused puzzle game Portal.

'Alpha Prime' Goes Gold in North America

by Rainier on Oct. 5, 2007 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meridian4 announced that it has signed Black Element Software's single-player oriented sci-fi FPS, featuring a varied balance of combat and more technical activities such as hacking and remotely controlling robotic devices.