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'TimeSplitters 4' (ALL) Officially Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 8:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It was never really a secret, but Free Radical's website has made it official. "Featuring even more crazy characters, devastating weapons and heart pounding hot sweaty action. It's funny, it's frantic and it'll do things you've never seen before! No, not naked girls, even better than that! No details yet, the monkeys have a loaded banana pressed against our skull, but this game will take the first person shooter to gaming nirvana. Save the world or die laughing, Timesplitters 4 is coming to getcha!"

'Showdown: Scorpion' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 8:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future, terrorists and gangs control most of the cities inhabited with innocent and defenseless citizens. What makes it even worse is a nano-virus acquired by criminals and questioning survival of mankind. You are Scorpion, an operative tasked to exterminate a dangerous virus and save people.

'Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising' Canceled

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 7:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gods & Heroes you become a classic hero of the ancient world, born of immortal blood, pursuing your destiny through a series of Epic Quests that will span all levels of gameplay, over time commanding amazing God Powers, acquiring famous weapons and treasure of myth. Only a few weeks ago Perpetual announced layoffs and a delay, but it seems there was more to the story than reported, as WarCry is reporting that G&H has been canceled, and the developer will instead focus on Star Trek Online and its MMO platform.

'Secret Agent Clank' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 7:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

High Impact Games is working on a new installment in the Ratchet & Clank series, but this time Clank is going solo. As it has not yet officially been announced details are thin, but in Secret Agent Clank, Ratchet has been imprisoned and you have to clear his name by going all James Bond spy-like.

First 'Battlefield 3' Info Leaked?

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 6:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on a leaked PDF of an investor report, Digital Battle has revealed what could be the first info on Battlefield 3, scheduled for late 2008. Set in modern times, BF3 will feature NATO vs. MEC, each side having access to different vehicles (24) and weapons (17), as well as plenty of unlockables, including an additional 22 weapons. Powered by an updated FrostBite engine, BF3 will have 5 playable classes (Sniper, Assault, Engineer, Medic and Support), 8 maps, supporting up to 40 players per team. Officially the game is supposed to be announced January, with a possible open beta planned for summer 2008.

'Space Siege' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 6:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A game of tactics, combat-heavy action, and decision making, Space Siege is an all-new science fiction themed action-RPG. At your disposal will be futuristic weapons and armor, cybernetic upgrades and a robotic partner that you can customize and command.

The Collective and Shiny Entertainment Merging

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 5:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Foundation 9 announced that it is combining its two Southern California studios, The Collective and Shiny Entertainment, into one larger entity, enabling it to create large-scale games based on big licensed properties.

'Clive Barker's Jericho' (PS3/X360/PC) Squad Members #5 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 4:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Next up in the series is father Paul Rawlings, who is an exorcist.

Nintendo's E for All 2007 Lineup

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 4:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo will be showing a huge lineup of cool games for both Wii and NDS at the E for All Expo in Los Angeles, California, including Super Mario Galaxy and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. The Oct. 18-22 event at the Los Angeles Convention Center will be the first opportunity for the public to get their hands on these games and take them for a test drive.

'Team Fortress 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team Fortress 2 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.

Various Game Trailers #1185

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 3:40 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:

  • Hellgate London - Boss Trailer


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

'The Club' (PS3/X360/PC) Game Modes #1 - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 2:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Club is a third=person action shooter that focuses on addictive and rewarding gameplay, testing your skills to the limit and offering a relentless pace with frantic, fast-paced gameplay with a unique style, tone and storyline that drips with energy, attitude and anarchy.

'Dungeon Hero' (X360/PC) Uses Morpheme Animation System

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 2:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Firefly's Dungeon Hero, previously just called Hero, is an action RPG using a dazzling new HD engine, allowing the player to storm heroically through underground halls while taking in the detail and complexity of a world previously unseen.

'Napoleon's Campaigns' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 1:41 p.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.

'Left Brain Right Brain' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco announced Left Brain Right Brain for the NDS, the first game that lets players hone their mental skills while improving the dexterity of both hands.

'TNA iMPACT!' (Wii/PS3/X360) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TNA stands for Total Nonstop Action, so you can expect TNA iMPACT! to be more extreme and action-packed than competing WWE titles. TNA has a few little tweaks compared to regular wrestling, such as a six-sided arena, with game modes involving a cage and race for the belt.

'Project Torque' Adds amBX Support

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 1:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring hot graphics, 32 player races, a whole host of online community features, vehicle upgrades and tournaments, Project Torque is an MMORG that embodies the essence of competition, alongside the fun of casual gaming. Racers are able to tune and modify their cars and then show off to everyone on the track.

'Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None' (Wii/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the storyline of Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None follows 10 strangers who are invited to a lavish island only to be accused of murder, players assume the role of a new 11th character, Patrick Narracott the boatman who takes guests to the island. The player must reveal the killer before becoming a victim.

Blade Interactive Gets Extra Funding

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The multi-million deal announced this week has put in place the necessary financial infrastructure for UK developer/publisher Blade Interactive to realize its publishing ambitions and facilitate the rapid growth the company is presently enjoying.

'Crysis' System Requirements Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 11:39 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. EA revealed what it's going to take to run Crysis, and we have some screens showing off the difference between low- and high-end settings.

'World of Warcraft' - v2.2.3 US/AUS Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v2.2.3 patch fixes a few bugs, OpenGL issue, and a few sound/voicechat hiccups.

'F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fight fear with F.E.A.R. as you take point in a brand new team experiencing a new incident at Armacham with a story line that runs parallel to the original, revealing a new perspective of the event. What is Perseus and why the Nightcrawlers have been called in to collect it before you can?

'Neves' (NDS) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NEVES is a puzzle game that challenges players to think critically as they align pieces and build figures that correspond to a silhouette. Each puzzle features 7 wooden blocks, requiring the player to combine them to form specific figures ranging from simple items like a sword or key to more complicated ones such as birds or airplanes.

Sierra Signs SpeedTree License Agreement

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interactive Data Visualization has signed a licensing agreement with Sierra Entertainment to use SpeedTree software solutions to enhance outdoor environments in a number of new (World in Conflict) and upcoming Sierra Entertainment titles.

'Soldier of Fortune Payback' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 9:45 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.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 9:39 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:

'Hard to be a God' - New Screens

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

Hard to be a God is an RPG with adventure and espionage elements based on a storyline of the novel with the same name by Strugatsky brothers. The main hero is a graduate of a medieval secret service high school, and his mission is to scout and report the situation in the Kingdom of Arcanar, an independent anarchical state.

PopCap Bringing Casual Hit Titles to PS2/X360

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

Casual games developer/publisher PopCap Games announced the upcoming retail launch of two new "greatest hits" compilations featuring many of the company's biggest-selling puzzle and "retro action" games.

'F.E.A.R. Files: Extraction Point' And 'PGR 4' Demos on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 5:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bizzare has released a 1.2GB demo for its latest racing game PGR 4, allowing you to try out an exclusive Nürburgring Snow Challenge and unique PGR Arcade Events, drivable in three exotic cars and two bikes. Sierra has released a 580mb demo for its sci-fi shooter F.E.A.R. Files: Extraction Point, which combines FEAR: Extraction Point and the new F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' (ALL) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 5:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare delivers amazing special effects, including use of depth of field, rim-lighting, character self-shadowing, real time post-processing, texture streaming as well as physics-enabled effects to enlist players into the most photo-realistic gaming experience yet.

'Escape from Paradise City' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 5:36 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.

Game Developers Conference 2008 Opens Registration

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

CMP Technology's 2008 Game Developers Conference (GDC) returns to the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco to bring the video game industry together for a week of networking, learning and inspiration Feb. 18-22, 2008.

'Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 5:02 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.

'Jack Keane' - v1.01 Hotfix/Demo Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 4:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jack Keane, developed by Deck 13, is a classical adventure game with their rich story-telling and fun gameplay. As the player you guide hero Jack Keane as he faces some of his toughest challenges yet. Fixes an issue where a special character in the Windows user profile could prevent the game/demo from starting.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (X360/PC) - 20 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 4:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan.

'Alvin and the Chipmunks' (NDS/PS2/Wii/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 4:29 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.

'Dead Space' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space, developed by EA's Redwood Shores Studio, gamers will step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that promises to deliver the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action.

'Tabula Rasa' Torcastra Prison Location Detailed - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A heroic task awaits you. Just beyond your galaxy, an ancient malevolence has embarked upon a covetous rampage. This demonic juggernaut seeks nothing less than the total enslavement of every world it encounters. Your world could be next.

'Art of Murder: FBI Confidential' Visits Peru - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Art of Murder: FBI Confidential, created by by the team who made Schizm, Sentinel and Reah, is a point & click adventure where the player takes on the role of an FBI agent, whose task is to solve a series of macabre murders of wealthy, well-to-do citizens.

NDS Review - 'Drawn to Life'

by Rusty Bailey on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Drawn to Life takes players to the next level of interaction and creativity on the NDS. Your exact drawings populate the game, and no tedious animating or image manipulation is necessary. In other words, your drawing comes to life!

'The Sims 2 Castaway' (NDS/PSP/PS2/Wii) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The journey in The Sims 2 Castaway begins when your Sims are washed ashore on an uncharted tropical island, and must overcome the forces of nature, craft tools for survival, and explore their surroundings to unravel the island's mysteries.

'Dominions 3: The Awakening' - v3.10 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dominions 3: The Awakening is a turn-based strategy game set in a world of epic struggle between men, monsters, and gods. This v3.10 patch includes two new nations, some new mod commands, and a witch's brew of bug obliteration.

PC Review - 'Instinct'

by Keith Durocher on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

This fast-paced FPS features state-of-the-art 3D graphics and an intense storyline that engrosses the player in its world, maintaining the deep and vivid story with the original Russian voices. The same appeal that moviegoers have for foreign films is brought to life to create a truly unique experience.

'Strategic Command 2: Weapons and Warfare' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SC2: Weapons and Warfare incorporates a huge list of fan requested new features, including a bigger world map, new units, enhanced naval movement and combat rules, a deeper weather model, additional terrain types and resources, the simulation of roads and railways and a greatly extended editor with the ability to add in scripted Image and Sound events and much more.

'SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePantis follows SpongeBob and the rest of the Bikini Gang as they leave Bikini Bottom and journey to the legendary city of Atlantis. Players will discover the treasures of Atlantis, while experiencing new game mechanics and multiplayer features.

Game Arts Picks BigWorld Technology Suite For Upcoming MMO

by Rainier on Oct. 9, 2007 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this week BigWorld finalized negotiations with Game Arts, making them the latest developer to sign up for the BigWorld Technology suite in their upcoming MMO ‘Hokuto-no-ken ONLINE’.