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'TimeShift' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 7:21 p.m. PST | 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. Sierra has released a multiplayer demo, allowing you to check out the totally revamped game.

'Disciples III: Renaissance' - 29 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 7:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Disciples III continues and improves upon the core concepts of the Disciples series. Advances in gameplay and the addition of new elements will make the game richer and more interesting. The visual design follows the original ominous and gloomy style of the Disciples world, but now the entire game environment and every individual unit is in full 3D.

GameTap Reaches 1,000th Game With 'Sid Meier's Civilization IV'

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 5:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GameTap announces that 2K Games’ Sid Meier’s Civilization IV has been selected as the 1,000th game added to the network’s library of current and classic console, arcade, PC and original titles.

'MX vs. ATV Untamed' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 5:44 p.m. PST | 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 game's Rhythm Racing physics engine.

Research Claims Violent Video Games Teach Kids to be Aggressive

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 5:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Medical News Today has published a research paper based on tests of 2,500 kids by psychology professor J. Ronald Gentile and his son Douglas Gentile, assistant professor of psychology and director of research for video game critic National Institute on Media and the Family. The document claims that frequently playing violent video games produces hostile actions and aggressive behaviors.

'Insecticide' (NDS/PC) Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 5:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crackpot Entertainment's Insecticide is a classically styled action adventure detective game bringing the look and feel of gritty gumshoe films into a futuristic city where insects have become the dominant race.

New 'Terminator' (ALL) Game In Development

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 3:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Halcyon's newly formed games division, headed by Halcyon CEOs Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson, as well as former Disney exec Peter Levin, revealed today that it is working on a new game based on the upcoming movie, "Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins," both scheduled for summer 2009. Whether Arnold will star in the movie/game is not known at this point. Halcyon Games also has the first-look rights to the works for famed sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick.

'Viking: Battle For Asgard' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 3:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA announced Viking: Battle For Asgard, developed by The Creative Assembly, is a hack'n slasher where you, as Skarin, a new iconic gaming hero, get to experience the violent yet spectacular world of the Vikings and their gods.

PlayStation Store Updated With Demos and Trailers

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 2:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out its weekly PlayStation Store update with new content, and while some people were expecting a Haze demo, this is not the case. Europe gets a Stranglehold demo, while North America can try out demos for Blazing Angels 2 and the miniature racer, Toy Home. If that's not to your liking, there is a boatload of game and movie trailers available for download as well.

'Legendary: The Box' (PS3/X360/PC) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Spark Unlimited's first person shooter Legendary: The Box presents a world suddenly thrust into chaos and turmoil when ancient creatures of myth are unleashed into modern day society, and it is up to you, as the cause of it all, to stop it all.

Various Game Trailers #1211

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 2:34 p.m. PST | 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:

  • SunAge - Teaser Trailer
  • Turok [ALL] - Level Designer Interview Trailer


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

'Overlord' And 'Clive Barker’s Jericho' Get amBX Support

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 2:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters announced that it is adding amBX support to its action adventure Overlord (tomorrow) and later this year Clive Barker’s Jericho, by means of an update patch. amBX allows developers to use light, color, sound, rumble and even air flow through enabled devices to create a full sensory surround experience.

'Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games' (NDS) Gets Dated - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 1:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, created specifically to take advantage of all the features the DS has to offer, boasts 16 official Olympic challenges including two new events that are exclusive to the handheld game - 10m Platform Diving and Cycling.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' (ALL) Live Fire Weekend Starts Tomorrow

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 1:17 p.m. PST | 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. CoD 4: Modern Warfare will invade the Xbox LIVE for a 72-hour Play & Win Sweepstakes full of games and prizes beginning on Friday, Nov. 16 at 12:01 EST.

'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory' - Demo #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 11:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While continuing in the popular vein the original Sudden Strike is so famous for, Sudden Strike 3: Arms For Victory will push the boundaries of the RTS genre with some notable interface innovations, huge troop numbers and enormous map designs that will demonstrate that size does matter.

'Samurai Warriors: Katana' (Wii) Gets Dated - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 11:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Samurai Warriors: Katana, known in Japan as Sengoku Musou Wave, is based on the Samurai Warriors series and delivers total arcade-style action right into your own home. Armed with your motion-sensitive Wii Remote, you'll journey back in time to do battle as a lethal samurai warrior.

'Cooking Mama 2: Dinner With Friends' (NDS) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 11:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cooking Mama 2 promises more culinary fun and even tastier gameplay as Mama cooks up a spicy storm with new recipes, twice as many mini-games and an all-new multiplayer mode to challenge other players to a ‘cook off’, Mama style.

'Universe at War: Earth Assault' (X360/PC) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | 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. This demo includes a tutorial and the first two missions of the Hierarchy campaign.

'Iridium Runners' (PS2) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | 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.

'Spaceforce: Captains' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 10:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWooD takes the player once again into the endless space, as Spaceforce: Captains meets the taste of the fans in their most wanted tactical genre turn-based-strategy.

'Dungeon Explorer' (NDS/PSP) Coming to North America - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hudson Entertainment announced that it is bringing Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts to North America. Each version of the game will feature a unique story with epic battles, an all new assortment of weapons and many unique fighting styles. Like the classic game, the new versions will feature deep and customizable multiplayer adventuring.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | 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. This v1.1 patch fixes a stats issue when gamers moved from a Modded/Un-ranked server to a non Modded/Ranked Server.

'Rail Simulator' Coming to North America

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 6:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced that it will distribute Rail Simulator for the PC in North America, offering players the opportunity to take charge of steam, diesel and electric trains on real routes in the UK and Germany.

'The Golden Compass' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 6:36 a.m. PST | 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.

id Software Developing NDS/PSP Games

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 6:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software and Fountainhead Entertainment announced today that the two developers have joined forces to create a new division of id Software, id Mobile, which will develop games for cell phones, the NDS and PSP.

Thursday, November 15, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 5:43 a.m. PST | 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:

'No More Heroes' (Wii) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 5:38 a.m. PST | 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.

'TimeShift' - Worldwide v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 5:11 a.m. PST | 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 'worldwide' v1.2 patch fixes "NAT traversal problem" so people behind NATs are able to see servers.

'Kane & Lynch: Dead Men' (ALL) Movie With Bruce Willis & Billy Bob?

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 4:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hollywood studio Lionsgate is fast-tracking a movie based on the freshly acquired rights to Eidos' action game Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, according to Times Online. Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton are said to be in the running to play death row escapees, "flawed mercenary" Kane and "medicated psychopath" Lynch, respectively. Michael Bay of "The Transformers" has apparently signed on as the producer, with the script written by newcomer Kyle Ward.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' (PS3/X360/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop, two superpower alliances emerge. Join the battle on the frontlines of tomorrow as the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance.

Vivendi Confirms 'Ghostbusters' (ALL) Title - Screen

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 3:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vivendi confirmed that Terminal Reality is developing the title for PC, PS3 and X360 aimed primarily at the core gamer demographic, while Red Fly Studios is working on a more casual version for PS2, Wii and NDS. All four members of the movie team (Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis) will lend their voices and likenesses to the game, which is set in the '90s after Ghostbusters II and currently scheduled for release in fall '08.

4HEAD Studios Cancels 'Beowulf' Adaptation

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As the new blockbuster movie Beowulf from Paramount Pictures debuts in cinemas worldwide and Ubisoft's official game of the movie becomes available, work on 4HEAD Studios/3D-IO's independently developed game of same name has been suspended.

'City Life 2008 Edition' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 3:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

City Life 2008 Edition features 60 more buildings, bringing the total to 360, including famous structures such as St. Paul Cathedral, Royal Opera, etc. New scenarios, 10 new maps and an updated version of the editor allow you to import satellite maps, as well as import from applications such as World-Machine, or GeoControl.

'Empire Earth III' - v1.1 Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 3:34 a.m. PST | 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.

PC Review - 'The Witcher'

by Reggie Carolipio on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 3:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Witcher is an action RPG, combining features of such games as Dungeon Siege, Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, Gothic and Neverwinter Nights, incorporating a simple-yet-interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3D graphics.

'Borderlands' (PS3/X360/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 2:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As the first title in an all-new sci-fi action franchise, Gearbox Software's Borderlands combines the best elements of first-person action titles with player customization and vehicular combat to create an unprecedented gaming experience.

Cyanide Reveals 'Loki' Add-on, 'Pro Cycling Manager 2008'

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

It seems French developer Cyanide is not only working on bringing its Blood Bowl license to consoles, but also has several other titles in the works. Its recently opened Montreal, Canada studio is working on a new dynamic 3D animation engine, an add-on for its recent hack 'n' slash title Loki, and the Blood Bowl NDS version. The 2008 edition of the perennial Pro Cycling Manager will be released, as usual, just before the start of the Tour de France (June 2008).

'Crazy Machines II' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 2:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Create your own daring experiments with Crazy Machines II! How will a toaster handle two whoopie cushions? How to watch TV with a steam engine? Build up insane chain reactions and pray that everything works or explodes with a big bang. This v1.01 patch improves the objective definition, overall performance, and multiplayer.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Blue Dragon'

by Steven Mills on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 1:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Blue Dragon is an epic role-playing game 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.

MMO Calendar Being Sold for Charity

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2007 @ 12:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MMO Calendar is an annual, non-profit fund-raiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. With the help of some MMO developers, they have put together a calendar featuring original artwork from some favorite MMOs.