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NYC Comedians Enlisted in 'Rat Race' (PS3) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 9:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Super-Ego Games has recruited renowned New York City comedians to write and voice its episodic comedy/adventure game Rat Race. Set in an extremely dysfunctional office at a company called BiggCo, your job is simply to make it through the day as bombs go off all around you.

'Gears of War' - Update #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 9:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gears of War blends tactical action with survival horror, thrusting gamers into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde. The Gears of War title update fixes various performance issues, including the Games for Windows Live update issue.

'King's Bounty: The Legend' - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 5:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

King's Bounty: The Legend, previously known as Battle Lord, is an adventure game with tactical turn-based battles and role-playing elements unfolding in a rich fantasy world.

Activision Signs Development Agreement With Discovery Channel

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 4:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has signed an deal with Discovery Communications to develop animal-themed games based on various shows on the TV station's Animal Planet channel such as as Meerkat Manor and Orangutan Island. The multi title agreement will focus on games that appeal to younger and older players outside the core audience of teenage boys, and are scheduled for released in late 2008.

Various Game Trailers #1217

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 3:33 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:

  • Spaceforce: Captains - Trailer
  • Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom [X360] - Trailer (5)
  • EVE Online: Trinity - Trailer


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

Atari Bringing More Classics to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 1:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari announced that Tempest, Battlezone and Warlords will also be hitting the Xbox Live Arcade soon, each with 12 achievements, support for up to 1080p as well as full-screen anti-aliasing and digital surround sound. Even better, Warlords and Battlezone will feature online multiplayer and support for the Xbox Live Camera, enabling players to watch live video of their opponents.

'Fantasy Aquarium' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 1:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fantasy Aquarium by DS allows the player to keep fish that could never be kept as pets in a tank, such as blue whales, dolphins, seals and sharks. Just as in real life, the fish need to be fed and have their tanks cleaned.

'Boom Boom Rocket' (XBLA) Gets New Songs & Features

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Boom Boom Rocket, players fire rockets to the beat of music while traveling through a 3D cityscape. the better your timing, the more spectacular the fireworks. EA is updating BBR with five new songs, improved fireworks, guitar and dance mat controller compatibility, Japanese and Korean language support, etc.

SEGA Expands Steam Portolio

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 11:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A few days ago, Valve announced it would have Universe at War: Earth Assault available for download on launch day, but now it seems SEGA is expanding its Steam lineup with The Golden Compass, Sega Rally Revo, Sega Revo, Worldwide Soccer Manager, Futbol Manager and more. In addition to the new games, Sega titles previously released on Steam to customers in North America, such as Medieval II: Total War and Rome: Total War, are now available to Steam gamers in Europe and most of the world.

'Insecticide' (NDS/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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

'Chessmaster' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that it is releasing its classic board game Chessmaster Live on the Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360 with all-new twists.

'Warmonger - Operation: Downtown Destruction' Free Game Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 10:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warmonger - Operation: Downtown Destruction is an apocalyptic FPS, built around AGEIA PhysX, enabling unique, piece-by-piece destruction system and is designed to deliver stunning fluid and cloth-based effects unlike anything seen before.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) - 34 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is Nintendo's latest incarnation in the popular Super Smash Bros. series of titles, featuring all-new characters ranging from Kirby and Wario to Samus and even Metal Gear Solid's Snake.

'Universe at War: Earth Assault' Play Online and Win Prizes

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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. From Dec. 14-16, all LIVE gamers who register and play Universe at War online will be eligible to win a wide range of prizes that will be given out on an hourly basis.

'Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe' (XBLA) Gets New Arenas

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, Bitmap Brothers' reboot of the classic futuristic sports game for Xbox LIVE Arcade, is getting four new downloadable 3D Arenas, each with three variants, giving players even more customizable options.

'Golden Axe: Beast Rider' (PS3/X360) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 8:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Golden Axe: Beast Rider, developed by Secret Level, delivers action-RPG thrills as a small band of Riders embark on an epic adventure to recruit allies, expose the enemy and prevent the annihilation of their breed.

Sony Online Sets Up Development Studio In India

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 8:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment plans to set up a development studio in India for online games that would have local content, such as Ramayan 3329, a comic book written by self-help guru Deepak Chopra and filmmaker Shekhar Kapur that was inspired by a famous Indian epic about a battle against demons.

'Two Worlds: The Temptation' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 7:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed a few days ago, The Temptation is an add-on for Two Worlds, set several years after the original, that will put a greater emphasis on the Elves race. The expansion will feature all-new regions to explore, new enemies, improved AI and NPC behavior, reworked Drak'ar and Oswaroh environments, the ability to actively repel hits with your shield and much more.

'MiniCopter: Adventure Flight' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 7:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aksys Games is bringing the popular RC hobby onto your television screen when MiniCopter: Adventure Flight is released on the Wii in the spring of 2008.

'Penumbra: Black Plague' Developer Diary #1

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 6:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's Penumbra: Black Plague, the final chapter in the Penumbra story, thrusts players into a creepy environment of psychological horror, as they are challenged in this unique action/adventure experience. In this first developer diary, Frictional Games tells us more about the combat and how it differs from the prequel.

'Alvin and the Chipmunks' (ALL) Game Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 6:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The game follows Alvin, Simon and Theodore on their latest mission to play during the battle of the bands event, Rockathonapalooza. As the Chipmunks perform in each of the musical levels, players are challenged to keep in rhythm.

Big Fish Games Acquires Thinglefin

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 6:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Big Fish Games announced the acquisition of Thinglefin, an MMO developer founded earlier this year by the lead designer of The Matrix Online and Asheron's Call.

'Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 6:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Corrosion: Cold Winter Waiting is a dark, shocking, uncompromising, and fear charged horror adventure game, that casts the player in the role of Sheriff Alex Truman as he attempts to break the monotony of life by piecing together the history and origins of a disturbed and unidentified car crash victim.

'Eve Online: Trinity' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 5:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CCP announced that the EVE Online: Trinity expansion for its MMO will launch Dec. 5, featuring a next-gen DX10 graphics engine, and a host of improvements that run the gamut from content to gameplay, giving you shiny new ships to play with, hundreds of new and exciting things to do with them, and a range of tweaks and fixes.

'Oniblade' Coming to Europe - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 5:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

1C Company announced it is bringing Gaijin Ent.'s third-person, anime-style action/adventure Oniblade to Europe. Your heroine wields two magical blades that can be used as swords or guns, and has magical abilities, all of which are upgradeable.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 5:30 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:

PS3 Review - 'Folklore'

by Nathan Grayson on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 5:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Folklore is a unique, dark fantasy adventure inspired by western fairy tales. Set in the mysterious town of Doolin, two strangers, Keats and Ellen, are drawn together to uncover a mysterious legend in a remote village that exists on the border between dreams and reality.

'Warriors Orochi' (PS2/X360) Coming to PSP

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 5:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors will finally meet this fall in an unforgettable crossover event. In Warriors Orochi, the characters from both franchises must team up to wage war against a new, powerful force. Warriors Orochi is currently only scheduled for release in Japan on Feb. 2008.

'Arkanoid DS' (NDS) Revealed - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 5:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Currently only scheduled for a Dec. 6, 2008 release in Japan, Taito is bringing back one of the all-time classic, Arkanoid DS. While details are still limited, the remake will feature new Quest and Versus Modes.

'GripShift' (PSP/PS3) Also Coming to Xbox Live Arcade - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 5:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sidhe Interactive revealed last month that it's bringing its high-flying stunt driving, puzzle-solving action Stunt Car Racer-esque game to Xbox Live Arcade with updated graphics, improved controls and additional single- and multiplayer content, including new Challenge courses and a Deathmatch mode.

'Supreme Ruler 2020' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 4:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Supreme Ruler 2020 is a strategic and tactical geo-political game where direct control of the military and the policies of a nation becomes the key to survival.

Nintendo Sells 350,000 Wii Consoles In One Week

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 4:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In the first week of the 2007 holiday shopping season, Nintendo has sold more than 653,000 NDS systems, 350,000 Wii units and tons of games and accessories throughout the United States.

Wii Review - 'Dance Dance Revolution: Hottest Party'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 2:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Seamlessly integrating the timeless gameplay of the Dance Dance Revolution series with the unmatched interactivity of the Wii Remote, DDR Hottest Party provides the most dynamic dance action to date with several new modes of play, an all-new selection of hit songs and support for simultaneous four-player dancing.

'Advanced Tactics' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 28, 2007 @ 12:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Advanced Tactics is a robust interface and flexible gaming system that will allow for addicting, but realistic, recreation of a variety of historical periods and even some fictional ones! This latest 1.02 official update brings over 20 fixes, balance tweaks, and improvements to the table.