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'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 9:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Flying Labs' Pirates of the Burning Sea is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. You play a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, as you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep.

Various Game Trailers #1227

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 7:49 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:

  • Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom [X360] - Trailer
  • Penumbra: Black Plague - Trailer #2
  • Limbo of the Lost - Trailer
  • Burnout Paradise [PS3/X360] - London Gamefest Trailer
  • Culdcept Saga [X360] - Trailer


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

'Motorstorm' (PS3) v3.01 Update Adds New Features, Tracks, and Songs

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 7:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MotorStorm delivers brutal off-road racing, plunging players into a frenzied and chaotic environment awash with grit, mud and petrol. Sony has rolled out a new v3.1 update including a vehicle selection of 2D/3D in the host options, 2 new music tracks, a proximity meter, as well as the option to mirrored tracks (online multi-player only).

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 4:30 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.

XNA Game Studio 2.0 Now Supports Multiplayer Over Live

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 4:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A year after its initial release Microsoft has launched XNA Game Studio 2.0, which adds more than 15 new features, not in the least the ability to create online, cross-platform multiplayer games for Xbox 360 and Windows using Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows Live.

'Secret Files: Tunguska' (NDS/Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 3:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Secret Files: Tunguska is a point-and-click adventure game based on the mysterious Tunguska phenomenon that occurred in July 1908, in which the Siberian region of Tunguska was engulfed in an inferno of flames that turned everything into debris and ashes.

Activision Blocking 'Guitar Hero' PS3 Peripherals From 'Rock Band'

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 1:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Harmonix created a software patch for the PS3 version of Rock Band to allow guitar compatibility for third-party peripherals, including Activision's Guitar Hero III controller. The compatibility patch was approved by Sony and had been scheduled for release on Dec. 4, but due to Activision's continued objection, the patch will not be released.

'Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts' - v2.201 Patches Available NOW

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

COH: Opposing Fronts allows players to fight as the tenacious British 2nd Army during the heroic WWII liberation of Caen, France, and command the German Panzer Elite as they struggle to repel the largest airborne invasion in history. THQ has released patches for the original COH & expansion, bringing your retail game to v2.201 fixing a slew of bugs, adding tweaks, map changes, etc ...

'Opoona' (Wii) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 12:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Opoona is a "lifestyle RPG," where you, as Opoona, descendant of brave warriors, known as Cosmo Guards, must adapt to a new environment, meet new people, get a job, all while becoming aware of the precious world and people surrounding him.

Sony Online Adding Holiday Festivities to Its MMO Lineup

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 11:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EverQuest II players will enjoy yet another year of the Frostfell celebration while the EverQuest online trading card game, Legends of Norrath, will start a new tradition. Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is celebrating the holiday season in Telon, and in a galaxy far, far away; Star Wars Galaxies players will enjoy the experience of Wookiee Life Day.

'Sam & Max 202: Moai Better Blues' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 11:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A surprise trip to the tropics turns into a working vacation when Sam & Max sign up to stop a massive volcano eruption. Will their special blend of bewildering wit and renegade justice be enough to win over the gods?

Blizzard Co-founder to be Inducted Into AIAS Hall of Fame

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As reward for his contribution to advancement within the industry while demonstrating proven success and leadership, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is inducting Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime into its Hall of Fame.

'Baroque' (PS2/Wii) Coming to North America - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 10:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Baroque is a hardcore dungeon-crawling action RPG loaded with items to find and customize, packed with tons of twisted monsters to vanquish, boasting a powerful musical score, and featuring an innovative story progression system in which death is not the end, but rather, the means by which to move the story forward.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.' Developer Contemplating MMO

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GSC Gameworld's S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is story-driven sci-fi team-based action game with dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, set in a detailed and interactive game world. In an interview with German Oblivion Lost fansite, GSC revealed that while it is working on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky expansion, they are seriously contemplating bringing the franchise into the MMO market.

'MapleStory' Gets Festive for the Holidays - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 10:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MapleStory is an online adventure game that centers around the "Maple World," allowing players to combat monsters and develop their characters' skills and abilities in an immense platform-inspired persistent world. MapleStory Europe launches a three week long celebratory event that's full of festive fun, excitement and monsters dressed in Santa hats.

Konami Bringing Hudson Sports Titles to Europe

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami announced the first titles to emerge from its recent publishing agreement with Hudson Soft will be Fishing Master and Sports Island, both created specifically for the Wii and will be released in Q1 and Q2 2008 respectively.

'Matchstick Puzzle by DS' (NDS) Gets Delayed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 10:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mercury Games' Matchstick Puzzle by DS is a classic puzzle game which requires lateral thinking and includes lots of brain teasing conundrums. The aim of the game is to answer the questions by moving or rotating matchs

'Indianapolis 500 Legends' (NDS/Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 7:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Relive the traditions, rivalries and terrifying speeds that characterized the golden age of racing at the Racing Capital of the World: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

'Naruto: Narutimate Accel 2' (PS2) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 7:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In what will most likely be one of the final Naruto installment for the last gen consoles, the popular blond ninja is back once more in pursuit of Sasuke and Akatsuki. Naruto: Narutimate Accel 2 will introduce no less than 62 new characters, new attacks and co-op combos.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) Demo A No-Show

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 6:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet is a new PS3 community-based game with an innovative concept behind it. Players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots, and use their character's amazing abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network. When announced early this year, a demo was promised by end of the year, which has now been pushed to next year.

Codemasters Doubles In-House Development for 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 6:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

More than half of Codemasters' 2008 U.S. line-up will be created by in-house teams or development studios based in the U.S., including Spark Unlimited, inXile Entertainment and Liquid Entertainment. The line-up features games that span hard-core, casual and online content across next-gen platforms, PCs and handhelds.

'Showtime Championship Boxing' (Wii) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 6:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Showtime Boxing utilizes the Wii's innovative control schemes to put you in absolute of your boxer's attack and defense. Throw punches, dummy, dodge, block and duck all using the Wii Remote for the ultimate console boxing experience.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' - v1.4 Patch in the Works

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 5:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ET: QW pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in this team-based online strategic shooter. Splash Damage and id Software are working on a new v1.4 patch (v1.3 was skipped due to a small update for the Korean edition of the game) improving the UI, tweaking gameplay, fixing network issues and various bugs.

'Deadline' (Wii) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 5:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally announced for PS2 back in 2003, Deadline is an action/adventure title providing the player with a unique film-like gaming experience. As the head of a small team of highly trained agents and armed with powerful means, you are thrown into an adventure full of twist and turns, in which no one really is who they seem to be.

PS3 Review - 'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 4:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 features eight unique styles, each having its own strategy and exclusive attributes, new rosters, more environmental hot spots, improved out-of-ring action, enhanced online community support and much more.

'Saga' - Final Beta Client Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Saga is a new MMORTS game, bringing persistency to RTS gaming. You build cities and armies to defend and manage a persistent online kingdom in a persistent fantasy world. Silverlode Interactive has launched their final Beta, adding an new & improved UI, chat system, updated graphics, and a new storyline-based quest system.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' (PS3/X360/PC) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 4:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop, two superpower alliances emerge. Join the battle on the frontlines of tomorrow as the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance. THQ has released a 1.7GB demo on Xbox Live Marketplace.

'Team Fortress 2' (PS3/X360/PC) to Get Patched With New Maps

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 4:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Team Fortress 2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next-gen animation technology, persistent player statistics, etc... Valve's Kerry Davis has revealed a new patch for TF2 has been submitted to Microsoft for validation (usually takes 1-2 weeks) fixing exploits, bugs, bandwidth usage, stats reporting, as well as adding new maps, which is also expected on PC.

Wii Review - 'Geometry Wars: Galaxies'

by Rusty Bailey on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 3:53 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Blast your way through all-new battle grids, upgrade your new Battle Drone and blast through relentless waves of enemies in the first-ever Geometry Wars single-player campaign, or join a friend for fast-paced multiplayer.

'We Love Golf' (Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom has signed a development agreement with Camelot Software, known for titles such as Everybody's Golf and Mario Golf, to work on an all-new golf game We Love Golf!, turning the Wiimote into a virtual set of golf clubs, creating the most immersive golfing experience available off the greens.

'Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon' (PS3/X360) Uses Kynapse AI Middleware

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 3:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon redefines the brand's irreverent Sci-Fi action gaming experience with new weapons and mental abilities, high-fidelity destruction and expanded open-world gameplay. Kynogon announced that Kynapse A.I. engine will be utilized in the development of Destroy All Humans 3!

Six Million Nintendo DS Units Sold in 2007

by Rainier on Dec. 12, 2007 @ 3:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo DS has increased its sales in the United States every year since it launched in November 2004, and at a rate of about one sold every five seconds of 2007 sold more than 6 million Nintendo DS units in the United States in 2007.