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'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 7:41 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. This v1.2 patch optimizes the Lean view offset issue, in addition to preparing files for compatibility with the upcoming Mod Tools.

'Battle Rage' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 5:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battle Rage is the 3rd person shooter with elements of the beat-'em-up game that allows a player to control giant robots. Battles between the robots take place on carefully selected battlegrounds/arenas and they are short, quick, brutal skirmishes.

PlayStation Store Gets Demos, Downloadable Content and Price Reductions

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 5:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out its weekly PlayStation Store update with new tons of new material. Just like on XBL, THQ has released a demo for MX vs. ATV Untamed, while Harmonix released launch day content for Rock Band (singles & track packs). There were also price reductions ($4.99 instead of $9.99) for several PSN titles, such as Calling All Cars, Everyday Shooter, fl0w and PixelJunk Racers. New PlayStation Eye titles, Operation Creature Feature ($4.99) and Aquatopia ($1.99), were also featured, as were the usual trailers/movies.

'Insecticide' (NDS/PC) - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 5:10 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.

PlayStation Store Now Accessible Through PC

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 2:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA unveiled PlayStation Store for the PC, enabling PSP users to freely access PlayStation Network games, videos, purchase content and services over the Internet through a PC without the use of a PS3.

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 2:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Buckle up and prepare to unleash automotive anarchy in the ultimate burner’s paradise. Burnout 5 gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground, with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Downloadable Content on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 1:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rock Band allows you to perform famous rock music with your friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone peripherals, as well as online. As previously announced, Harmonix has released downloadable song packs for The Police, Metallica and Queens of the Stone Age, as well as individual songs from Creedence Clearwater Revival, Foreigner and T-Rex.

'Devil Kings 2: Heroes' (PS2/Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 1:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sequel to 2005's fast-paced action title, Devil Kings 2 possesses compelling gameplay that thrusts players into a land of warring nations and unrelenting hostile armies, playable as one of 30 characters.

'Quake 4' Gets amBX Treatment

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 1:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Philips announced that it has made an agreement with id Software to provide an amBX-enabled Mod for Raven Software's sci-fi FPS Quake 4. amBX allows developers to use light, color, sound, rumble and even air flow through enabled devices to create a full sensory surround experience.

'Stargate SG-1: The Alliance' Developer Files Lawsuit Against JoWood

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Perception and associated parties announced that they have instructed legal counsel to issue legal proceedings in the Australian Supreme Court against Austrian video games publisher JoWooD for damages in excess of EUR 8,000,000, to be filed imminently.

'Rainbow Islands Evolution' (PSP) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 11:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following in the footsteps of Bubble Bobble Evolution, Taito's cult classic arcade game Rainbow Islands will be the next title to receive a modernising touch in the form of Rainbow Islands Evolution, marrying the original's much-loved vintage gameplay mechanics with the formidable horsepower of Sony’s portable wonder.

'Speedball 2: Tournament' Gets In-Game Ads

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 11:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Speedball 2 transforms the futuristic game setting with the help of state-of-the-art technology into a high-speed online sports spectacle, offering international leagues, a large-scale ranking system and a virtual marketplace. Frogster and IGA Worldwide have signed a deal to feed the action-sports-game with perimeter advertising boards and other in-game branded placements.

'Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2' (ALL) Announced - Screen

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2 will push the franchise to new heights by adding new gameplay features and even more stunning visuals. Players will encounter an intense solo campaign that uses new tactical possibilities in various locations around Sin City.

Ubisoft's Financial Result Reveals New Title and Delays

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft released its results for the six months ended Sept. 30, 2007, reporting sales are up 52%, driven by Assassin's Creed, which has already surpassed 1 million units sold, as well as Beowulf, Naruto and Rayman 2. Ubisoft also revealed that Rainbow Six Vegas 2 will be released during the Q4 of fiscal 2007-08, which will unfortunately be joined by Haze (originally due Q3). Splinter Cell Conviction has also been pushed until fiscal 2008-09 (second half of 2008).

'The Golden Compass' (ALL) - 19 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 8:03 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.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Viva Pinata: Party Animals'

by Steven Mills on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 7:08 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Viva Piñata: Party Animals is an easy pick-up-and-play party game that provides hours of fun for players of all ages as they explore a dynamic world through an array of unique and quirky competitions.

'NiGHTS into Dreams' Remake Coming to the PS2

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 6:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu reveals that SEGA is working on a remake of the 1996 Sega Saturn title NiGHTS into Dreams, prequel to the upcoming Journey of Dreams for the Wii. The new version will feature 16:9 widescreen, updated graphics, as well as video, art, and stills from the marketing & game production. Currently only scheduled for release in Japan on February 21, 2008.

'Link's Crossbow Training' (Wii) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 6:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Link's Crossbow Training players assume the identity of hero Link, who progresses through a series of tests to perfect his crossbow marksmanship. Start with stationary bull's-eyes and graduate to moving targets before defending Link against all kinds of enemies.

'Dungeon Lords' Expansion and Sequel (X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 6:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

JoWood announced today that it will release Dungeon Lords: Expansion (working title) for PC in Q3, 2008. At the same time, the company announced the development of Dungeon Lords 2 (working title) for a next-gen console platform and PC.

'Loki' - v1.0.8.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 6:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A fantasy voyage through the great mythologies, Loki, an action/RPG, allows you to take on the role of one of the 4 heroes of the game, each drawn from a different mythology. This v1.0.8.1 patch, works for all versions of the game, adds an anti-cheat system, updated UI, an alt/tab bug fix and a few game tweaks.

'Turning Point: Fall of Liberty' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 6:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fall of Liberty takes players to new battlegrounds in World War II, ones born from a changed moment in history that led to the Nazi invasion of 1950s America, delivering an explosive action experience in a world where famous real-world locations appear startlingly different under Nazi occupation.

Nintendo Kicks Off the Holidays with Two New NDS Bundles

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 6:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Starting Nov. 23, Nintendo gives the holiday season a fresh blast of color with the launch of two special-edition NDS bundles. The new Gold edition comes with The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, while the Metallic Rose edition comes with the "Best Friends" version of Nintendogs.

'City of Abandoned Ships' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 6:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Akella's forthcoming naval RPG title City of Abandoned Ships, developed by Seaward.ru, 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.

PC Review - 'The Orange Box'

by Mark Buckingham on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 5:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Orange Box features three new games by Valve: Half-Life 2: Episode Two, the second installment in the Half-Life 2 episodic trilogy; Team Fortress 2, the sequel to the game that put class-based, multiplayer team warfare on the map; and Portal, the game that blends puzzles, first-person action, and adventure gaming to produce an experience like no other.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 5:22 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:

'Legion of Man' - Demo Available NOW

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

Legion of Man is an upcoming arcade shooter/slasher, by Diezel Power Studios, also known for DogTag. Face up to 100 enemies at once in ultra-fast top down 3D action game, and kill enemies by the hundreds.

'Dynasty Warriors 6' (PS3/X360) Gets Euro Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 4:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 6 will deliver the massive scale and realistic atmosphere that players have come to expect from the series, but will redefine the Tactical Action experience, with completely re-imagined character designs and weapons, yet maintaining familiar characterizations that are accurate to culturally depictions.

SOE's DC Comics MMO to Use Kynapse AI

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 4:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kynogon announces that its Kynapse AI middleware has been chosen by Sony Online Entertainment for the development of their upcoming massively multi-player online action game set in the DC Comics Universe.

'FinnWars 2' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 4:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Creators of the FinnWars Battlefield modifications have founded their own game development company, Iceflake Studios and are currently working on FinnWars 2, an action packed multiplayer experience that concentrates on the battles between Finland and Soviet Union in Eastern Front during WW2.

'Space Invaders Extreme' (NDS) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 4:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Currently scheduled for a Fab. 2008 released in Japan, Space Invaders Extreme is a remake of one of the first games ever released. While the core of the game has not changed much it seems the developers went all psychedelic with the backgrounds.

'World in Conflict' - v1.003 Server/Map Editor/Broadcast Tool Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 4:27 a.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. Now that the Massive has launched the v1.003 patch, it has also issued new versions of the server and broadcast tool, as well as released a map editor.

'College Hoops 2K8' And 'MX vs ATV Untamed' (X360) Demos on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 4:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports has released a 720mb demo for its latest installment in the College Hoops basketball franchise featuring Ohio State and UNC, while THQ has issued a 910 mb demo for Rainbow Studio off-road racing game MX vs. ATV Untamed.

'Super HIND' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Super HIND is a PSP exclusive action-based tactical air combat game, where you play as pilot Warrant Officer Dante Griffin, you have been put in charge of the deadliest military helicopter known to man. Developed by the multinational Consortium to fight the rebel groups left after the fall of the old order of nations.

Sony Rolls Out v2.01 PS3 Firmware Update

by Rainier on Nov. 20, 2007 @ 4:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After numerous complains from people experiencing problems with the v2.0 firmware update, Sony has released a new v2.1 edition of its PS3 system software improving not only stability of the system, but also PS3 and PS2 titles, and the Internet browser. There was also a problem with unintended power on through the Remote Start feature, which let you turn on the PS3 remotely using the PSP, which has now been disabled.