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'The History Channel: Battle for the Pacific' (PS3/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 8:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The History Channel takes you to the Battle for the Pacific where you will experience history brought to life in one of the defining campaigns of World War II. Relive epic land battles fought on some of the most brutal and unforgiving battlefields in recorded history.

Various Game Trailers #1202

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 7:48 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:

  • Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles [Wii] - Enemies Trailer
  • Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory - Iwo Jima Trailer
  • Sonic Rivals 2 [PSP] - Trailer #4
  • Burnout Paradise [PS3/X360] - Hawker Trailer
  • The Simpsons Game [ALL] - Game Engine Trailer

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

The Elder Scrolls' MMO In Development?

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 7:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Recently Bethesda's parent company ZeniMax Media has not only received a $300 million investment, but it has also hired Mythic co-founder Matt Firor to head a new online division. Put that together with the just revealed fact that it has registered ELDERSCROLLSONLINE.COM, and all signs indicate that an MMORPG version of The Elder Scrolls might be in development.

'Need for Speed ProStreet' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 7:24 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. Today EA released the PS3 demo, and tomorrow we will have the PC demo on our fileserver network.

Final 'Myst Online: Uru Live' Season Launched

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameTap announced that the season finale for its multiplayer online game Myst Online: Uru Live will launch today, allowing you to explore new areas of Uru, including the new Age of Ahnonay, K’veer Island and Myst Island.

Hackers Unlock Banned Content in 'Manhunt 2'

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 4:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While it may not be another Hot Coffee incident, Rockstar has managed to work itself into the spotlight again. After the ratings soap opera, Take Two finally got the green light to release a modified version of its action game Manhunt 2, but it seems savvy hackers managed to unlock some of the banned content, even though it requires a modified PSP unit.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 4:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In addition to a new campaign that ties up the Dread Lords saga, GalCiv II: Twilight of the Arnor adds civilization-specific technology trees and planetary improvements that add even more flavor to each alien race, while greatly expanding the strategic depth of the game.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2008' - v1.10 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 4:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In PES8, player detail has been taken to incredible levels with full facial animation and high-def to show full movement and subtle details to the various kits during the course of a match. All "next-gen" versions will also benefit from an extensive Edit mode, allowing gamers to customize their PES experience.

'The Golden Compass' (ALL) - 7 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA is developing the video game adaptation of the theatrical movie release, The Golden Compass, based on the first book in the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy, by British author Philip Pullman.

EA's Financial Result Reveals Layoffs, Closures and Delays

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA released its latest financial results, revealing a loss of $195M, compared to last year's profit of $22M. As a result, EA's board approved a reorganization in order to save $25-30M, which unfortunately means layoffs and branch closures, such as its UK office in Chertsey. At the request of EA Mythic's Mark Jacobs, Warhammer Online is facing yet another delay from its original Q1 2008 date. It's been pushed to Q2 2008 (not before April), but EA execs are still excited about the coming holidays and even raised their expectations with heavy hitters such as Crysis, Hellgate: London and RockBand.

'Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg' - v1.08 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 3:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg is the new grand strategy masterpiece, adding tons of new features including many player submitted suggestions. This v1.08 patch adds an all new Global World War 2 Campaign and Map.

'Stargate Worlds' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 3:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate Worlds, an MMORPG use Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 technology, provides players with a form of ranged combat unique to MMORPG that will take full advantage of modern and science fiction weaponry, cover, and terrain.

'Orcs & Elves' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA's Orcs & Elves, developed by Fountainhead Entertainment, is a first-person fantasy role playing game created by id Software and making the move from mobile phone game, exclusively to the NDS.

PlayStation Store Gets Demos, Downloadable Content and Trailers

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 3:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA has released several playable demos for upcoming games on the PlayStation Network, EA's NFS ProStreet (906mb) and Sierra's sci-fi shooter TimeShift (479mb). The classic PsOne title Twisted Metal 2 is now playable on PSP/PS3, and there's a slow of downloladable content for The Godfather: Don’s Edition. Game trailer wise there is a ton of stuff to watch like Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, Burnout, Beowulf, GT5 Prologue, and a few movie trailers as well.

'Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball' (X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 10:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blazing Lizard’s inaugural title Pirates vs. Ninjas series allows up to eight players to compete in the ultimate playground sport as some of the world’s most recognizable icons.

'Empire Earth III' - Singleplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 10:32 a.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.

'Omega Five' (X360) Ruby Character Details - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hudson's Omega Five is a next-gen, high-def. Xbox Live Arcade shooter with awe-inspiring graphics. Players fly through dangerous 3-D environments in this side-scroller and try to avoid the enemies that come at them from all sides, even from behind.

'Soulcalibur Legends' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 9:49 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.

'Iridium Runners' (PS2) - 4 New Screens

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

SouthPeak Games announced a new twist on the racing genre in the form of Iridium Runners, placing gamers into a futuristic world where they are literally running for their lives.

'Mega Brain Boost' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stop the brain drain and improve your mental prowess with Majesco's Mega Brain Boost, which includes the previously released Brain Boost Gamma Wave and Brain Boost Beta Wave, plus a third never-before-released game that offers an additional set of exercises designed to improve memory and concentration.

'TimeShift' (PS3/X360/PC) - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 7:47 a.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. This v1.1 patches improves performance, fixes bugs, crashes, memory leaks, map/multiplayer issues and more ..

'The Settlers: Rise of an Empire' - v1.2 Hotfix Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 7:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Settlers VI will focus on building larger and more fortified cities as well as planning and optimization in a medieval world. This hotfix addresses an issue where the game would crash when you tried to play online/multiplayer.

'Overlord' (X360) Downloadable Content Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 6:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Overlord is an action adventure set in a warped fantasy world where players can be evil (or really evil). Later this month Codemasters will release 3 pieces of premium content for the X360, starting with Raising Hell, a singleplayer expansion that introduces hell to the game's 5 kingdoms, followed by The Challenge Pack (7 new maps & 2 game modes), while a free download will finally add split-screen, as well as a new multiplayer map. All of this will be available on PC as part of a Special Edition.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock'

by Steven Mills on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god using Gibson Guitar's Les Paul and Kramer models, experience new features and explosive content including a new multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a bevy of exclusive unlockable content and authentic rock venues.

'Iron Man' (ALL) - 5 Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 5:58 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. In case you missed last week's batch, here are some more...

'College Hoops 2K8' (ALL) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports' authentic college basketball game College Hoops 2K8 will sport advanced next gen visuals, hundreds of new animations, and a wealth of new innovative features, including all new crowd atmosphere that can affect the game performance of teams.

Thursday, November 1, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 5:46 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:

'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008' (ALL) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 features eight unique styles, each having its own strategy and exclusive attributes, new rosters, more environmental hotspots, improved out-of-ring action, enhanced online community support and much more!

'Assassin's Creed' (ALL) Novel Trilogy Canceled

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this year, Pocket Books acquired the rights to publish the novelization of Ubisoft's upcoming action/adventure game Assassin's Creed, but it turns out the deal has been abandoned. Author of the two first novels, Steven Barnes, revealed Ubisoft wanted to remove religious references and have the books vetted by an expert, which "disenchanted" Pocket Books, and the deal died.

PS2 Review - 'Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Vol. 1'

by Matthew Szlapka on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Vol. 1 includes four classic Fatal Fury games: Fatal Fury, Fatal Fury 2, Fatal Fury Special and Fatal Fury 3: Road to The Final Victory. The compilation's release marks the first time Fatal Fury has appeared on the PlayStation 2 system in North America.

'Ferrari Project' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

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

Since signing the license back in late 2006, 10Tacle's UK studio Blimey Games!, known for racing titles such as GTR, GTR2, and freely downloadable BMW M3 Challenge, has been quite mysterious about its next-gen racing title codenamed Ferrari Project.

'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune' (PS3) Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In search of the centuries-old fabled treasure of El Dorado, Nathan Drake becomes stranded on the island and hunted by mercenaries. Outnumbered and outgunned, Drake and his companions must fight to survive as they begin to unravel the terrible secrets hidden on the Island. On Nov. 8, a four-level demo is expected on PSN.

'Viva Pinata' (PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 4:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Viva Pinata brings a vibrant world of living pinata animals to video games, television and beyond. The Viva Pinata universe showcases an engaging cast of colorful, wild-roaming pinata animals that entertain and challenge imaginations.

'Final Fantasy Versus XIII' (PS3) - 11 Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy Versus XIII is an action based Final Fantasy title exclusively for the PS3, from the creators of Kingdom Hearts and Advent Children.

'Mass Effect' (X360) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 1, 2007 @ 4:06 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.