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'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 7:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A sequel to the original Xbox title, Ninja Gaiden 2 has players once again assuming the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they guide the ninja hero on a quest to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race.

Various Game Trailers #1216

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 7:46 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:

  • Kwari - Trailer
  • Universe at War: Earth Assault [X360/PC] - Tutorial Trailers (3)


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

'Crysis' Trilogy Revealed, Sequel With Even Better Graphics

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 7:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crytek has barely released one of the most anticipated FPSes of the year, Crysis, and it is already talking about sequels. In a recent IRC chat logged by inCrysis, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli revealed that there are two more installments in the franchises due to be released, with the third title to have a deliberate ending. German GameStar has some additional info from Crytek's Steven Bender, claiming that Crysis 2 will have numerous textural improvements (especially facial textures) and 3D animations, with near photo-realistic movie quality.

'Betty Boop: Double Shift' (NDS) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 7:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Betty Boop: Double Shift players take control of Betty as she struggles with the daily tasks of running her own restaurant—for example, seating customers, taking orders, or bringing the check. Assist Betty throughout the game as she earns money to improve her diner and help revitalize the neighborhood.

'MX vs. ATV Untamed' (ALL) - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 4:20 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.

'Super Swing Golf Season 2' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 3:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Using the Wii remote as a golf club, swing into the action with your favorite characters as Super Swing Golf Season 2 returns to the island to challenge the new courses with an all-new story, completely new customizations, costumes, new multiplayer modes, secrets and tournament modes.

THQ's Vice President/CFO Resigns

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 3:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ announced that Edward Zinser, its executive vice president and chief financial officer, has resigned, effective immediately. The company has appointed Rasmus van der Colff, vice president and controller, as interim chief financial officer and has initiated a search for a permanent replacement for Zinser.

'Midnight Club: Los Angeles' (PS3/X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 2:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games announced the fourth installment in the franchise, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, which is being developed by series creator Rockstar San Diego. This brings the franchise to next-gen consoles for the first time.

Atari Bundles 'Arma: Queen's Gambit' Expansion In Gold Edition

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 2:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari announced that it will publish ArmA: Gold, a compilation of Arma: Combat Operations and Arma: Queens Gambit. Bohemia Interactive's newest military expansion pack for PC is also available via digital download.

'Fragile' (Wii) Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 12:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet, Namco Bandai has confirmed earlier rumors that Tri-Crescendo is developing a Wii-exclusive, post-apocalyptic RPG, Fragile. Currently scheduled for a 2008 release in Japan, Fragile tells the story of a young boy, Seto, searching for a mysterious girl in a ghost town. The Wiimote will be used as a flashlight, as well as metal detector.

Father of PlayStation Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has named former President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., Ken Kutaragi, the recipient of the 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be bestowed at this year’s Interactive Achievement Awards (IAA) ceremony on Feb. 7 at the annual D.I.C.E. Summit 2008.

'StarCraft II' - 3 Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 11:09 a.m. PST | 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.

Monday, November 26, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 11:01 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:

Fall Dashboard Update Will Allow You To Check Your Friends' Friends

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 10:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft is making it even easier to expand your Friends network on Xbox Live, starting with the Fall Dashboard Update on Dec. 4th. Members will now be able to check out the friends lists of fellow Xbox Live members right from the Dashboard, and send messages and game invites, as well as compare games and Achievements.

'Command and Destroy' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 10:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Command and Destroy brings army-based RTS gameplay to the NDS for the very first time. With a total of 24 exhilarating missions, you get to decide whether to play the role of the humans, defiantly standing up to the alien onslaught or whether you want to control the extra terrestrials hell-bent on the destruction of the human race.

Eidos Confirms 'Deus Ex 3' (ALL) in Development - Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos today announced the official opening of Eidos-Montreal, its brand new development studio in the heart of downtown Montréal, which is currently working on the third installment in the Deux Ex franchise.

Bethesda Parent Company Licenses HeroEngine for MMO Project

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Simutronics announced today that ZeniMax Online Studios has licensed the Simutronics HeroEngine. ZeniMax Online will use HeroEngine in connection with their massively multiplayer game (MMO) project currently getting underway.

'Asteroids' and 'Asteroids Deluxe' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Titles - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Get ready for classic space shooting action with the release of Asteroids and Asteroids Deluxe which will be available jointly for download on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wed., Nov. 28 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PST).

'Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom' (X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom will take the franchise in a new direction as developer BLUESIDE and series director Henry Lee plan to create a truly next-generation Action-RPG, departing from their well-known Action-RTS formula.

'Stranger' - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | 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.

'Guitar Hero III' (ALL) Stand-alone Controllers Coming Soon

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 6:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision announced that stand-alone wireless guitar controllers for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock will be available at retail stores nationwide by early 2008.

'Restricted Area' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 6:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Restricted Area is an action-based RPG with real-time combat, which combines a fascinating gameplay similar to Diablo 2 with innovative technology, tactic-shooter elements and a dark future scenario. This v1.1 patch adds Vista compatibility and adds support for the latest gfx cards.

'Unreal Tournament 3' (PS3) Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 5:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In UT3, you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled by human contestants online or by AI, fought with the most powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles. Epic's VP Mark Rein hit the mark when he said earlier this month the PS3 edition could appear in stores as early as Dec. 10, 2007.

'Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory' - v2.07 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 5:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BoB II: Wings of Victory recreates the fierce and famous air battles southern England in 1940, act as the supreme commander of either side, or simply fly and let your generals manage the war below. This v2.07 improves AI, death animations, and Flight Models, Terrain and Multiskin.

Lighthouse Signs 'WWII Battle Tanks: T-34 vs. Tiger' - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 5:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive has acquired the European publishing rights to G5's simulation game WWII Battle Tanks: T-34 vs Tiger, a realistic WW2 Tank simulation game allowing players to experience the power of some of the most advanced weaponry of its time and battle the enemy head on during some of the most critical campaigns of WW2.

1C Company Acquires In-house Akella Development Studio

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 5:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

1C Company announced that it has acquired Akella’s “Sea Dog” in-house development studio, which is currently working on Pirates: Captain Blood. In return Akella has acquired the worldwide publishing rights to PT Boats: Knights of the Sea.

Wii Shop Channel Gets Another Trio of Classic Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 5:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added yet another 3 classic games to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: Double Dribble, Vegas Stakes, and Ecco Jr.

'Dekaron' Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 5:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GameTribe announced it has acquired the European license for GameHi's free to play fusion-fantasy 3D MMORPG game Dekaron, known in North America as 2Moons. Set in a violent Middle Ages based scenery, you must journey into this magical world with hundreds of other adventurers and explore perilous dungeons and fantastical cities in the world of Trieste.

'Building & Co.' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 4:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Building & Co. is a building simulator co-produced by professionals issued from the building industry with a emphasis on the various professions aspects of the building industry, enhancing “the futurist vision” of the next buildings generation, through a high quality 3D environment.

'Yamaha Supercross' (NDS/PS2/Wii) Also Coming to PC

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 3:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Play as the promising younger brother of one of the biggest names in Supercross who was hospitalised in the final race of the World Championships by Team Nemeshisu. It's up to you to take your brother's place and avenge him by claiming the world title.

'Assassin's Creed' (NDS) Gets Release Date

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

Back in early October, Nintendo's upcoming titles release schedule revealed a previously unannounced NDS version of Assassin's Creed, tentatively scheduled for February 2008. While there are still no details available, UbiSoft has released a box cover to confirm the title and pinned down the release date to Feb. 12, 2008, in North America and Feb. 15 in Europe.

'RTL Biathlon 2007' (PS2/PC) - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

RTL Enterprises and 49 Games are working on yet another winter sports title, RTL Biathlon 2008, in cooperation with German Olympic medalists Kati William and Sven Fischer, as well as Michael Greis, and Magdalena Neuner.

PS2/PS3 Review - 'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock'

by Sanford May on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | 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.

PC Review - 'The Chosen: Well of Souls'

by Steven Mills on Nov. 26, 2007 @ 1:04 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Chosen: Well of Souls, known in Europe as Frater, is a 3D hack 'n' slash set in the 19th century. You are sent on a mission by the monasteries to free God's Envoy, taken hostage by a mighty Alchemist Marcus who uses human souls to strengthen his own powers in order to rule the world.