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'World in Conflict' (X360/PC) v1.002 Win32 Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 10:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World in Conflict is an RTS that delivers action and team play amidst a showdown between the Soviet Union and the US, with destructible 3D battlefields, team-based multiplayer and a focus on fast, hard-hitting battles.

'Assassin's Creed' (PS3/X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 10:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in 1191 AD, the Third Crusade was tearing the Holy Land apart. Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, you play the role of Altair, an Assassins intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict and throw the environment into chaos and shape events during this pivotal moment in history.

'FIFA 08' (PS3/X360) Online Team Play Mode Now Available

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 9:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As promised a few months back, EA threw the switch today on a free downloaded feature called Online Team Play that will enable 10 people on 10 different consoles anywhere in the world to connect online to play a single match of FIFA 08.

'Omega Five' (X360) Unlockable Character Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 9:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hudson's Omega Five is a next-gen, high-def. Xbox Live Arcade shooter with awe-inspiring graphics. Players fly through dangerous 3-D environments in this side-scroller and try to avoid the enemies that come at them from all sides, even from behind.

EA Donating Original 'SimCity' to Charity

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 9:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA will donate its original genre defining city-building game SimCity to each computer in the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative, a not-for-profit humanitarian effort to design, manufacture and distribute inexpensive laptops with the goal of giving every child in the world access to modern education.

'Star Trek: Conquest' (PS2/Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 9:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Trek: Conquest is a blend of strategy and intense action set in “The Next Generation” era. Players take control of Federation, Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian, Dominion, and Breen forces and lead them in a campaign to control the galaxy, one planet at a time.

'Medal of Honor Airborne' (PS3) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 8:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Medal of Honor Airborne, next-gen debut of the series, is set to redefine the series by introducing players to an entirely new way of experiencing a WWII FPS – namely the fully interactive Airborne experience.

'Empire of Sports' Gets 5-A-Side Baseketball - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 8:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire of Sports is an MMORPG built entirely around sport, designed to allow players around the world to simultaneously exist in an online universe, where their alter egos socially interact, train, compete, attend events and acquire the goods and services they need to build a parallel sporting existence.

'Stranger' - Demo #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 8:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Stranger is an RTS game, with RPG elements, set in a world, split in two parts, surface and a subterranean one, which are in a tenuous balance. A year after the previous version, Fireglow has released a new, much smaller demo.

'Lost Empire: Immortals' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 7:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's 4X strategy game Lost Empire: Immortals is set in space featuring six playable races, each with their own compelling storyline who battle for domination of a vast empire.

'Soldier of Fortune Payback' (PS3/X360/PC) Goes Gold, Achievements Revealed

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 3:35 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 in the world's most dangerous hot spots in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

'Brain Assist' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 2:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sega today announced that Brain Assist, a game designed to exercise the brain while still keeping things fun, is coming to the Nintendo DS. Derived from Touch de Uno!, the classic Japanese arcade game, Brain Assist is easy to pick up and play, and is filled with a variety of mini-games to test gamers' mental ability.

'King's Bounty: The Legend' - 20 New Screens

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 12:38 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.

'Beowulf' (PSP/PS3/X360/PC) Gets Orchestral Score

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 12:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today, Ubisoft announced that video game composers Sascha Dikiciyan and Cris Velasco have created an original orchestral music score for the Beowulf video game. The pair has collaborated on more than a dozen game soundtracks, including Dark Messiah, God of War I & II, Haze, Hellgate: London, Marvel Ultimate Alliance and Splinter Cell 4.

'Sinking Island' (NDS/PC) Suspects #4 - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 12:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sinking Island is a dark detective adventure story set on a tropical paradise. At a millionaire's hotel a crime is committed, and while the island seems to be sinking for unknown reasons, you, as detective Jack Norm, have to find out who did it.

'Nobunaga's Ambition: Rise to Power' (PS2) Announced

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Koei today announced Nobunaga's Ambition: Rise to Power, an epic historical simulation from legendary game producer Kou Shibusawa where players assume the role of Nobunaga, or of a rival warlord, in their quest to unite Japan under one rule.

'Bubble Bobble Double Shot' (NDS) - 7 New Screens

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 11:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed in Japan, Bubble Bobble Double Shot will be a respectful return to the series' roots, distilling the essence of Bubble Bobble onto the DS whilst introducing a smattering of non-intrusive additions to the classic formula.

'Shadowgrounds Survivor' Goes Gold - Screens

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | 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 Golden Compass' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Judy on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 11:09 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 - 'The Simpsons Game'

by Redmond Carolipio on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In The Simpsons Game, Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa use exciting, all-new powers to save the world from rising chaos. To help the Simpsons, gamers at home must journey through all of Springfield (as well as vast worlds beyond!), vanquish an amazing array of villains, and fight their way through parodies of multiple popular games.

'Experience112' French v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 8:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Experience112 is a new 3D graphic adventure where you guide Léa Nichols, sole survivor on board of an infected cargo ship, escape by means of the surveillance system. Monitor, control and guide her movement towards freedom, but above all, the truth. Micro Applications has released the first patch, fixing various bugs and crashes, and optimizing the UI.

'Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness' (PSP) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 8:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness is a strategy/RPG game, featuring a multiplayer mode, enabling players to pit their armies against each other, a new Geo Cube feature, bringing a brand new element of strategy to the game, and spicing up PvP battles. A new story mode has also been added, allowing players to play as their favorite vassal.

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

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 6:07 a.m. PST | 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. Revealed last week, Activision has released the first 2 downloadable song packs (500 MS points), Foo Fighters and Velvet Revolver.

Thursday, November 8, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 5:47 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:

'Kane & Lynch: Dead Men' (PS3/X360/PC) - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 5:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a violent and chaotic journey of two men — a flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath — and their brutal attitude towards right and wrong. This volatile partnership combined with innovative technologies allow for an unparalleled gaming experience.

'Check Mii Out' (Wii) Channel Launches Next Week

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 5:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Check Mii Out Channel lets people show off their Mii creations, those cartoonish caricatures of friends and family that can be used in games like Wii Sports, and vote on those created by others. The Check Mii Out Channel will launch Nov. 11, and will be freely downloaded from the WiiWare section of the Wii Shop Channel.

'FlatOut: Head On' (PSP) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 5:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FlatOut: Head On takes advantage of the PSP's recently enabled faster processing power and the instant pick up and play arcade style, boasting the most four-wheeled mayhem ever seen on PSP, with no less than nine different game modes, including carnage challenges, full career, destruction derbies, multiplayer party mode and the bone-crunching ragdoll stunt mode.

'Mario Party DS' (NDS) - 28 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 4:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bowser has captured Mario and his friends, shrunk them to miniature size in pursuit of magic crystals. The mini-heroes have to find the crystals before he does, making their way through giant environments filled with enormous creatures.

SCEA's PSP/PS2/PS3 Holiday 2007 Lineup

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America unveiled its 2007 holiday line-up, including first-party and third-party software offering for the PS3, PSP and PS2 and a variety of hardware bundles for all PlayStation platforms.

'Mass Effect' (X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 3:46 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.

PSP Review - 'Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 3:27 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars is an all-new twist to the classic Crazy Taxi experience including multiplayer modes that allow two people to play co-op or competitively, including the original Dreamcast games, Crazy Taxi and Crazy Taxi 2.

'Empire Earth III' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire Earth III allows players to build and rule an empire from the ancient world to the distant future, battling it out across the globe through the eons in a bid for worldwide control, offering continuous free-form gameplay that will allow players to keep units from one battle to the next. Barely pout in stores, Sierra has already released the first v1.1 patch fixing a slew of issues.

'Art of Murder: FBI Confidential' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 3:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Art of Murder: FBI Confidential, created by by the team who made Schizm, Sentinel and Reah, is a point & click adventure where the player takes on the role of an FBI agent, whose task is to solve a series of macabre murders of wealthy, well-to-do citizens.

'My Horse and Me' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 2:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Having signed the exclusive worldwide license from the Federation Equestre Internationale FEI, Atari will publish My Horse and Me, the complete horseback riding and equestrian lifestyle video game experience featuring a realistic and immersive representation of the world of equestrian sports.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Spider-Man: Friend or Foe'

by Chris Lawton on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 2:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Players will embark on a global quest to overcome an evil threat, by controlling Spider-Man and one of numerous Super Hero or Super Villain sidekicks, as they master unique fighting moves and styles while switching between characters to execute team combos and defeat foes.

Sony Rolls Out v2.0 PS3 Firmware Update

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 2:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As promised, SCEA has released the latest v2.0 edition of its PS3 system software, featuring the ability to turn a PS3 system on and off remotely, using a PSP system via the Remote Play1 function, allowing for a truly mobile partnership between the two systems.

'Naruto PS3 Project' (PS3) - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While details for Namco Bandai's upcoming PS3 exclusive Naruto title are slim, it seems the young ninja apprentice is about on every platform imaginable these days. Developed by Cyberconnect2, known for the Ultimate Ninja titles, Naruto : PS3 Project is currently scheduled for release in Japan somewhere in 2008.

'Two Worlds' (X360/PC) Demo on Xbox Live, Patch Details

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 2:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Two Worlds is an RPG set in a medieval fantasy world. The 566MB demo offers a portion of Two Worlds' single-player map to explore, complete with numerous quests to solve and monsters to battle. A patch for both versions is in the works, addressing issues based on player feedback.

'Everlight: Power to the Elves!' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 2:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Everlight: Power to the Elves!, previously known as Everlight: Fairies, Candles and a Wish, is a 3D fantasy adventure under development at Silver Style Entertainment, known for The Fall.

Lionhead Auctioning Off 'Fable 2' (X360) Characters For Child's Play Charity

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

During the Child's Play Fundraiser Dinner Auction, Lionhead will be donating some pretty cool stuff to bid on, with all the money made going Charity. Up for grabs are names for Quests, various in-game characters, t-shirts, posters and other swag for Lionhead's action RPG that allows players to live the life they choose in an open world environment.

Warner Bros. Acquires Traveller's Tales

by Rainier on Nov. 8, 2007 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire TT Games, which encompasses Traveller's Tales, and TT Games Publishing, the UK-based game publisher behind the highly successful LEGO Star Wars, Bionicle Heroes, Sam & Max, and many others.