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'Need for Speed ProStreet' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 4:51 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.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 4:38 p.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.

'Undertow' (X360) Gets Dated - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 4:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Undertow you navigate the stormy seas as one of four unique, upgradeable unit types, earning points for adding upgrades by killing enemies, completing objectives, and taking checkpoints. Undertow includes two multiplayer modes for up to 16 players, and a robust 15-level single player and co-op campaign.

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

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | 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.

'StarCraft II' Protoss Observer Unit Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 3:23 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.

Penny Arcade's Child's Play 2007 Charity Drive Launched

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 3:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Child's Play announced that it has opened its charity drive. The organization, which started as a fundraiser for the Seattle Children's Hospital, has since raised over two million dollars in toys, games and cash through its online toy drive and annual charity auction to over 45 hospitals worldwide.

Various Game Trailers #1203

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 1:58 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:

  • The Club [PS3/X360] - Trailer #2
  • Viking: Battle For Asgard - Trailer
  • Universe at War: Earth Assault [X360/PC] - Trailer (3)
  • Mass Effect [X360] - Combat Soldier Trailer
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games [NDS/Wii] - Archery Trailer
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force Zombie Ninja Pro-Am [PS2] - Trailer #4

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

'BlackSite: Area 51' (X360/PC) Goes Gold - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 12:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While other FPS titles claim to feature action-packed, highly realistic gameplay, BlackSite: Area 51 takes next-gen gaming to an all-new level integrating cutting edge technology, game design and story writing to create the ultimate entertainment experience.

'Beowulf' (PSP/PS3/X360/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beowulf is a combat-driven action adventure game set in the realms of Nordic mythology. It tells the story of a daring hero, Beowulf, and his adventures in the times of the early Viking age.

'Manhunt 2' (ALL) Keeps Its 'M'ature Rating

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this week, hackers managed to find a way past Rockstar's edited version of Manhunt 2, unlocking various banned content on the PSP version of the game. Since the ESRB demands full disclosure, even of hidden content, it decided to re-evaluate the game and has decided that the requirements to unlock the content were not sufficient for it to change the game's M rating.

'Devil May Cry 4' (PS3/X360/PC) - 38 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Shadowgrounds Survivor' - 8 Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadowgrounds Survivor tells the story of three survivors who join forces with the last remaining human resistance in the heated battle against the ongoing alien onslaught. The acclaimed atmosphere and gameplay mechanics of the original make a triumphant return armed with a new feature set!

Friday, November 2, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 11:27 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:

'Need for Speed ProStreet' (ALL) - 4 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 11:11 a.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.

'Dead Space' (PS3/X360) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 11:06 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.

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

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 11:00 a.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. 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.

'Endless Ocean' (Wii) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arika's Wii exclusive Endless Ocean, known in Japan as Forever Blue, explores life under the ocean, allowing you to take photos, catalogue species you encountered, play a tour guide, or discover hidden treasures. Forever Blue also features multiplayer so you can dive in with a friend...

'Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aksys Games announced Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles, an interactive digital novel, exclusively for the NDS for release in the spring of 2008.

Playlogic Secures $12.3 Million Investment

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playlogic Entertainment announced that it has successfully closed $12,3 million in equity through a private placement at the end of the third quarter, allowing it to reduce debt, and finance new titles.

'Sins of a Solar Empire' Enters Beta Phase 4, Adds Faction - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sins of a Solar Empire is a real-time space strategy title under development at Ironclad Games. Unfolding the fate of three unique factions, Sins of a Solar Empire is the first chapter in an epic science fiction saga. Sins of a Solar Empire Beta 4 kicks off today and features the Vasari, an ancient exiled race.

'Europa Universalis: Rome' Developer Diary #1 - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EU: Rome will cover the time period from the first Punic War to the start of the true Empire. Players will have thousand of gameplay choices ranging from country, culture, provincial and character options etc., making each and every game infinitely customizable and unique.

'Warhawk' (PS3) v1.1 Update Rolled Out

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience the thrill of white-knuckle aerial combat with bone-crunching armored assaults and high-intensity infantry combat in a 32-player, all-out war fought both on the ground and in the skies.

'Kwari' - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 10:02 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.

'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fireglow team is now developing a next generation game engine (codename: Sudden Strike Next7) and the first game based on this engine, which now is officially named 'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory'. Fireglow plans to develop several other games based on this engine in different setups related to war conflicts.

'International Cricket Captain III' Coming to PSP/PS2 - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

International Cricket Captain allows you to manage tactics and influence performance of real players in the game of cricket before, during and after each match throughout the domestic and international seasons.

'Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker' (NDS) - 60 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 7:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hop on your sea scooter and navigate the seven isles of the Green Bays archipelago as you scout, train and synthesize a colorful array of over 200 classic Dragon Quest monsters.

'Alarm for Cobra 11: Crash Time' - German v1.11 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 6:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Daring stunts, spectacular crashes, thrilling criminal cases: All fans of the racing genre will easily fall in love with the newest game originating from the original RTL TV-Show “Alarm for Cobra 11”.

'Drakensang: The Dark Eye' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drakensang: The Dark Eye, developed by Radon Labs, brings back epic party-based RPG gameplay in a breathtakingly detailed world, based on one of the world’s biggest pen & paper franchises.

'Turok' (PS3/X360) Also Coming to PC

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Aion: Tower of Eternity' - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 3:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players. Aion’s world consists of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles.

'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock' (ALL) Downloadable Content Revealed?

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god, 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. When signing up on Guitarhero.com people noticed unreleased songpacks for Foo Fighters, Velvet Revolver and 3 battle songs...

Eidos Signs 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' (NDS/PS2/Wii/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 3:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game 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 level players are challenged to keep in rhythm.

'America's Army: True Soldiers' (X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 3:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team up with up to 15 other players to take on the enemy forces that have occupied the Coastal Village in a dynamic Co-Op mission or play an 8 on 8 Squad Engagement match vs. another team of highly trained soldiers. UbiSoft has released a 535mb demo, now available on Xbox Live.

'Stranger' - 25 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 2:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stranger combines epic RPG with some of the best elements of RTS. The never-before-seen spell and item enchantment system allows a never-before-seen flexibility as players simply have to swap the amounts of used crystals to adapt to their enemies' strategies.

NDS Review - 'Mega Man ZX Advent'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Mega Man ZX Advent, the main characters discover the power of the mysterious "Biometal model A," which on its own has several attacks, but also has a special Megamerge ability which allows the character to transform into one of eight "Pseudoroid" bosses that each have a unique set of abilities.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII'

by Sanford May on Nov. 2, 2007 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII is an intense action-adventure air combat game that takes place during World War II. The players lead an elite undercover squad of pilots secretly created by the American government to execute Operation Wildcard.