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'Underwater Wars' (X360/PC) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 9:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Underwater Wars you and your squad are members of US Navy elite division. Your mission, to protect freedom and to provide peace and the law and order on all planet. The game is set approximately 5 years from now, and develops over the course of an additional 2 years.

Activision Blames Harmonix For Not Taking Agreement

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 8:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier this week, Harmonix accused Activision of blocking its software patch to make the PS3 version of Rock Band compatible with the GH3 peripherals. Today, Activision responded by issuing a statement blaming Harmonix for not accepting an "agreement" that would have allowed the use of Guitar Hero guitar controllers with Rock Band.

'Medal of Honor Airborne' - v1.2 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 6:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Medal of Honor Airborne introduces players to an entirely new way of experiencing a WWII FPS – namely the fully interactive Airborne experience. As promised, EA has released the v1.2 patch for MoH Airborne, which raises the player count, gives players more options for names, makes balance changes on the weapons and adds two new maps.

Various Game Trailers #1228

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 5:56 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:

  • Fireteam Reloaded - Trailer
  • FIFA Street 3 [ALL] - Trailer #2
  • Turok [ALL] - Dino Mauling Trailer


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

'Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 5:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NIS America announced the spiritual sequel to the Atelier Iris RPG series, Mana Khemia. Different from the previous Atelier Iris games, Mana Khemia is a campus sim style RPG, where you can interact with classmates and professors to complete academic quests.

Founder Buys Back Nival Interactive

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 5:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nival Interactive announces the signing of an agreement between the technology holding company Ener1 Group, which had bought Nival in 2005, and the founder of Nival Interactive, Sergey Orlovskiy, that returns full control of Nival Interactive to Orlovskiy. As a result, the U.S. office in Los Angeles, which was opened in 2006, will be closed, and the company's headquarters will return to Moscow.

'Dark Sector' (PS3/X360) - 6 Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 4:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dark Sector is a new and original next-gen action-thriller, developed by Digital Extreme. A dark, gritty experience packed with fast action, incredible superpowers and an engaging story.

UK Retailers Pick 'Halo 3' (X360) And Microsoft As Best Of 2007

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 4:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

After being lauded by Time Magazine yesterday, MCV's annual independent retailer survey reveals that UK stores pick Halo 3 as the best single moment in 2007, while Microsoft was voted the best in terms of overall quality and attitude throughout the year. To complete the hat trick, 49% of the UK retailers think Xbox 360 will win the next-gen battle.

'Soulcalibur IV' (PS3/X360) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 1:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Swords will be honed and weapons optimized in Namco Bandai's Soulcalibur IV. Delivering new gameplay modes, characters and enhanced features with unprecedented 3D modeling and animation, Soulcalibur IV will be the definitive fighting game experience.

PlayStation Store Update Gets Demo and DLCs

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 1:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out its weekly PlayStation Store update with tons of new material. Just like on XBL, EA has released the Burnout Paradise demo, and the latest Rock Band Punk song pack ($5.49 or $1.99/song). After its debut last week, High Velocity Bowling gets 2 new bowling characters ($0.99/each), and Need for Speed ProStreet gets several cars ($2.49/$4.99) otherwise unlockable as you progress through the career mode. As usual there is also a slew of game and movie trailers.

'Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 11:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, the third entry in the series, has you reprise the heroic role of Sergeant Matt Baker, a soldier of the 101st Airborne Division, during Operation Market Garden in the late stages of World War II. It's been delayed until mid/late 2008, but here are some new screens to make up for it ...

'Soldier of Fortune Payback' (PS3/X360/PC) $15,000 Tournament

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 11:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Soldier of Fortune Payback continues with the organization know as The Shop where you take on the role of a hired mercenary, blasting their way through high intensity combat situations in the world's most dangerous hot spots. Activision has teamed up with the GGL for the Ultimate Mercenary Tournament, with $15,000 in cash and prizes and an all-expense paid trip to New York City.

'Rhem3: The Secret Library' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 11:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rhem3: The Secret Library is an adventure game, continuing the story from its two predecessors. Your task is to once again help the brothers Kales and Zetais to discover a new part of their fascinating world. After you have found a letter from Zetais with instructions you start the journey to Rhem once again...

Thursday, December 13, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 11:34 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:

Video Games Healthier Than Reading Books?

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 10:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Parents and teachers might have to rethink their long-held belief that the more a child reads, the better. Ironically, in the just-released Book of Games Volume 2, the authors cite research indicating that video games actually can be better than books, both for your mind and body.

'Bionic Commando' (PS3/X360/PC) - 3 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 10:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer (voiced by Faith No More's Mike Patton), a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.

'Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit' (PS3/X360) Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest issue of Japanese magazine V-Jump reveals that Namco Bandai is working on a next-gen title in the Dragon Ball Z franchise. The new title will be similar to the DBZ: Budokai Tenkaichi series, published by Atari in Europe/North America, will have online multiplayer, cut-scenes driven, and support 16/9. More details to follow shortly ...

'Puzzle Guzzle' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Agetec announced it will be publishing Puzzle Guzzle, in which players race to assemble triangles and other shapes by rotating marked squares pieces. It may sound simple, but winning at Puzzle Guzzle requires that players think in multiple dimensions to succeed.

Ubisoft's Updated Release Schedule Reveals Delays

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft raised its guidance for fiscal 2007-08, mainly due to Assassin's Creed's record sales performance, which is expected to sell 5 million units through next year, and updated its games release schedule to reveal delays for Brothers In Arms Hell's Highway, Far Cry 2 and Tom Clancy's EndWar.

'Wild Earth: African Safari' Coming to the Wii - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco announced Wild Earth: African Safari, developed by Super X Studios, is a spectacular safari adventure set in Africa's Serengeti National Park where players can take award-winning photos of the continent's exotic wild life.

Web-based 'Heroes of Might and Magic Kingdoms' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced Heroes of Might and Magic Kingdoms, a new Web-based game in the Heroes of Might and Magic strategy game series, in which thousands of players will be able to rule their virtual kingdoms, lead gigantic armies against each other, master the trades or create legendary heroes.

'Myth Makers: Orbs of Doom' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Data Design Interactive announced the 13th title in its Popcorn Arcade label lineup. The evil sinister Rebus has trapped the Myth Makers in the Orbs of Doom; you must complete his mind boggling challenges in order to save them.

'Universe at War: Earth Assault' - Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 6:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA's Universe at War: Earth Assault is a combat-intensive RTS game enlisting players in an epic struggle to prevent total alien domination of planet Earth. The game has just released, but Petroglyph has already released the first patch to add extra balancing and make various gameplay fixes/tweaks.

'Lost Empire: Immortals' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 6:25 a.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.

'Unreal Tournament 3' (PS3) Not Quite Mod-Friendly Yet

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 6:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

One of the most anticipated UT3 features was the possibility of allowing PS3 gamers to import new community content/mods on their consoles. Now that the game has shipped, it seems that the feature is not quite ready for prime time. Epic programmer Josh Adams revealed that the PS3 mod tools are on hold due to legal/release issues. Once finished, it requires the latest PC patch and a PS3 Mod Tools patch that adds PS3 mod support to the PC version. Once "cooked," you will need to transfer them from PC to PS3 by a supported removable media type (memory card, USB drive, etc.).

'Terrorist Takedown 2' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 4:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The war on terror is raging. Violence is escalating. Time and again, civilians are being kidnapped for ransom. Despite earlier assertions, the government takes up negotiations to free the hostages. At the same time, they also send a special unit of the US Navy Seals just in case the negotiations take a little too long....

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' Beta Reaches Half a Million Players

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 4:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle. EA Mythic's Warhammer Online has surpassed 500k closed beta registrants in North America and Europe.

'The Club' (PS3/X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 4:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Club is a 3rd person action shooter that focuses on addictive and rewarding gameplay, testing your skills to the limit and offers a relentless pace with frantic, fast paced gameplay with a unique style, tone and storyline that drips with energy, attitude and anarchy.

'Fury' Developer Files Chapter 11, Lays Off Employees

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The directors of Auran Developments, the company that employs all of the Auran staff, have called in a Voluntary Administrator, which is like filing Chapter 11 in the U.S. All staff were dismissed today, and despite earlier reports, staff will be paid for all work to date, including annual leave entitlements, redundancy payments and long-term service leave.

PC Review - 'Escape from Paradise City'

by Tim McDonald on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 3:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Escape from Paradise City is a blended action-RPG and strategy game that asks the player to infiltrate a gang-infested city on the Eastern seaboard in order to root out rampant corruption and violence.

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 3:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground, with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. EA has released a 835MB demo, now available on Xbox Live. It will probably show up later today on PlayStation Network.

'Deca Sports' (Wii) Now Known As 'Sports Island' - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 3:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sports Island, known in Asia as Deca Sports, is an athletic offering, pulling together ten sporting events and pushing the player to their limits, fully using the Nunchuk/Wiimote to control your Mii like characters, including multiplayer.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Need for Speed ProStreet'

by R3X on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Need for Speed ProStreet boasts impeccable precision and impressively detailed photorealistic graphics, effectively transporting you to the center of the action. It pushes the "Autosculpt" technology to a new level, allowing you to directly impact your car's performance for the first time as well as personalize its appearance.

505 Games Signs Exclusive Co-publishing Agreement With 1C Company

by Rainier on Dec. 13, 2007 @ 3:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

505 Games announced plans to bolster its PC portfolio by signing a new co-publishing deal with 1C Company to exclusively publish its PC games and launch its new label under the 1C Company brand across Europe.