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'World in Conflict' - v1.003 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 8:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World in Conflict is an RTS that delivers action and coordinated team play amidst a showdown between the Soviet Union and the US, with completely destructible 3D battlefields, aggressive team-based multiplayer. Massive has released the v1.003 patch, mainly adds balancing, big fixes and multiplayer features.

'Soldier of Fortune Payback' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 6:45 p.m. PST | 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. This v1.1 patch fixes the Windows Vista issues and display problems.

'Spectral Force 3' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 6:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus USA has obtained the North American publishing rights for Spectral Force 3, which was revealed last year. The first of the series to land in the Western hemisphere, Spectral Force 3 delivers challenging strategy RPG gameplay, a classic fantasy story, and tons of character and item customization options.

'Soulcalibur Legends' (Wii) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 6:21 p.m. PST | 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.

HD DVD Capacity Catching Up to Blu-ray

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 6:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While the HD DVD vs. Blu-ray war is still waging, HD DVD has made progress today, as one of its main drawbacks, capacity, may have been overcome. At the 40th Steering Committee Meeting, Toshiba's latest triple-layer HD DVD ROM, which expands its capacity from 17GB up to 51GB, has been approved bringing it on par with Sony's dual-layer Blu-ray Disc. The new disc supports several file systems, like ISO 9660 and Universal Disk Format (UDF) and plays in current DVD players, while production cost remains virtually the same (thx TeamXbox).

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' (X360) Title Update to Add Fixes & New Features

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 3:46 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 hot spots. Infinity Ward is working on the first patch for the Xbox 360 version of the game, adding new features, optimizing, tweaking and fixing bugs.

'One Piece: Unlimited Adventure' (Wii) - 15 New Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 3:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the animated TV series, One Piece: Unlimited Adventure, makes its exclusive debut on the Wii. Join Captain Monkey D. Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates as they embark on a search for the ultimate treasure in this all new original quest.

'Operation Darkness' (X360) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 3:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus has obtained the North American rights for Operation Darkness, an epic fantasy WWII turn-based strategy game from Metal Saga developers Success. Set during WW2 you are part of an special ops team tasked with tracking down Hitler, featuring multiple scenarios, mixing historical events with fiction.

'NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams' (Wii) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 3:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams is the long awaited sequel to the NiGHTS franchise that gave gamers the freedom to fly in a world of dreams and imagination.

Buy An Xbox 360, Get 'Halo 3' (X360) For Free

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 3:13 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has launched a new promotion: If you buy an Xbox 360 before Dec. 21, you can have a copy of Bungie's sci-fi FPS Halo 3 sent to you. To take advantage of the promo, all you need to do is sign in on Xbox/Windows Live, register this page on your PC, enter the XBX7777 code, and submit your new console's serial number and a valid mailing address. A brand spanking new copy of Halo 3 should arrive shortly thereafter.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 3:02 p.m. PST | 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.

'Culpa Innata' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 2:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Culpa Innata, developed by Turkish Momentum, is a story-driven, 3rd person game using the classic mouse in a point and click interface, featuring a wide variety of organic obstacles ranging from logic puzzles to hi-tech gadget manipulation to dialog and inventory challenges.

'Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity' (PS2/Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 2:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA's Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity is a fast-paced new Sonic racing game created by Sonic team that takes Sonic into never-before seen worlds with edge-of-your-seat racing intensity and all-new gravity controlling moves.

Friday, November 16, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 1:56 p.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:

'Ghost Squad' (Wii) Goes Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 11:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ghost Squad for the Wii adds a number of new platform-specific gameplay modes and uses the Wiimote as a multi-purpose tool that allows players to easily control the targeting of on-screen enemies, defuse bombs, and rescue hostages.

'The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 11:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In The House of the Dead you will defy the undead with shotgun (Wii Zapper compatible) in hand as you explore a post-apocalyptic wasteland of unrelenting terror featuring beautifully rendered gore, six game modes (Time Attack, Arcade, etc.), co-op, and a wide variety of branching paths.

Various Game Trailers #1212

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 11:13 a.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:

  • Frontlines: Fuel of War [PS3/X360/PC] - Drones Trailer
  • Runaway: the Dream of the Turtle [NDS] - Trailer #2 [French]
  • Uncharted: Drake‚Äôs Fortune [PS3] - Inside Naughty Dog Trailer
  • America's Army: True Soldiers [X360] - Launch Trailer
  • Sins of A Solar Empire [PC] - Beta 4 Gameplay Trailer


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

'Crysis' - First Patch in the Works

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 11:09 a.m. PST | 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. A chat transcript over at inCrysis (thanks Blues) reveals that Crytek is currently working on the first patch based on user feedback, and plans to release it in the next 1-2 weeks ...

'John Deere: Harvest in the Heartland' (NDS) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Harvest Moon meets SimCity in John Deere: Harvest in the Heartland, a “hands-on” real-time farming game for the Nintendo DS. The core play mechanic is “Sculpt the Heartland” – Craft virgin soil into a profitable, prize winning, and picturesque farm.

'Bomberman Live' (XBLA) Gets New Title Update

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Bomberman Live players guide their unique Bomberman around a grid-like arena, avoiding opponents and their bombs while attempting to bomb the competition. A free title update is now available addressing issues some players have experienced and tweaks other aspects.

Crytek Trains High School Students with CryENGINE 2

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting this winter semester, collaboration between Crytek and the Hochschule Darmstadt will begin. Not only did Crytek license the CryENGINE 2 to the school, but it will also support the students by providing them with lectures on the topics of game concepts and game design, computer animation and engine technology.

'Devil May Cry 4' (PS3/X360/PC) - 29 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Devil May Cry 4 is the fourth installment in Capcom's series starring Dante, the gunslinging demon hunter. DMC4 will introduce a new hero, Nero, who possesses a demonic arm that can pull in enemies or use them as projectiles.

'Mass Effect' (X360) No Longer Banned in Singapore

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | 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. Early this week we reported that Singapore's ratings bureau had banned Mass Effect due to the controversial lesbian sex scene, but that has now been revoked, and Bioware's action/RPG received an M18 classification instead.

UK Gets New Video Game Consumer Show

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UK Book, DVD, music and games retailer Play.com announce a brand new consumer gaming, entertainment and lifestyle show, Play.com Live, to be hosted at Wembley Stadium in March 2008.

'City of Abandoned Ships' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 8:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Akella announced its forthcoming naval RPG title, City of Abandoned Ships. Developed by Seaward.ru, City of Abandoned Ships will combine compelling gameplay and wonderful graphics thus bringing a new experience to all the fans of daring sword duels and ship-to-ship combats.

'Perry Rhodan' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 8:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

He is the world's most popular astronaut, more famous than Neil Armstrong, Yuri Gagarin or John Glenn. Now, for the first time, the fictional hero will appear in his own adventure.

'The Golden Horde' - Russian Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 7:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Golden Horde, using Ancient Wars: Sparta's AWE engine, is a historical RTS based on real events that took place at the beginning of XII century. Those were the times of mighty warriors and military leaders whose power and daring instilled courage in common soldiers.

'Stranger' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 6:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stranger combines epic RPG with some of the best elements of RTS. Empire has released the first patch, improving performance, and fixing graphical issues.

'Turok' (PS3/X360/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 6:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Turok is an epic, story-driven FPS set on a dark, mysterious planet in the near future. Take on the role of former Black Ops commando Joseph Turok, now part of an elite Special Forces squad, on a mission to take down a war criminal on a genetically altered planet.

PSP Review - 'Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 5:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

MGS Portable Ops Plus adds new multiplayer modes, characters, maps. While the focus is on multiplayer, the new version will also feature a single-player portion with familiar characters such as Roy Campbell, Raiden and MGS4's Old Snake.

'Glory of the Roman Empire 2' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 5:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Glory of the Roman Empire 2, aka Imperium Civitas II, is an empire-building simulation set during the height of the glorious Roman Empire. In the game, the player assumes the roles of city planner, governor and military leader.

Xbox 360 Review - 'NBA Live 08'

by Jeremy Wood on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 4:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

When the game is on the line and the ball is in your hands, what will you do? Will you penetrate, drive the lane and rise above the rim for a monster dunk, or find an opening on the perimeter and sink a game-winning three? Take control of the game with a full arsenal to win the 1-on-1 match-up from every spot on the floor with NBA Live 08.

'Ghostbusters: The Videogame' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 3:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take on the role of a new recruit wanting to join the original filmcast of the Ghostbusters team. Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

Wargaming Merges With Arise

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 2:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy game developer Wargaming.net, known for its Massive Assault series, announced a merger deal with indie PC game developer Arise. The united company will operate one of the biggest game development studios in Eastern Europe.

'Axiom Overdrive' (XBLA) OTF Specifications - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 2:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Axiom Corporation announces that the mining colony 'AF128' in orbit above Neutron Star PSR B1913+16 is now in full production. Inside the mine, pilots discover side-scrolling, omni-directional, 3D, physics-based job challenges that will push their piloting skills while dazzling their eyes.

'Space Empires V' - Euro v1.63 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2007 @ 12:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Space Empires V completely updates the user interface, and takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Watch space battles play out in glorious detail with realistic effects. This v1.63 patch version is for the European versions of Space Empires V.