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'Star Trek Online' - Screen

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 10:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Trek Online is a massively multiplayer online game where you will join Starfleet and explore the greatest wonders and discoveries from our galaxy and beyond. You will team up with thousands of other players as you advance from Starfleet Academy and master your skills aboard a starship.

Various Game Trailers #1222

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 10:46 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:

  • Theatre of War - Map Editor Trailer


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

'Mata Hari' Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 5:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mata Hari as a classic point-and-click PC adventure game that will tell a story based on the legendary dancer and spy, Mata Hari. Due to the recent Beowulf legal ramifications, Hanover-based studio 4Head is now facing solvency issues and is undergoing restructuring, resulting in publisher dtp delaying the title until Q3 2008.

'Hellgate: London' - v0.6 Patch Goes Live

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 5:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hellgate: London is an RPG set in the immersive first-person perspective with a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, introducing a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive. Flagship Studios has rolled out its v0.6 patch fixing the invisible group member bug, unequip issue with the Engineer Drone, and a few other tweaks...

'FIFA Street 3' (NDS/PS3/X360) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 4:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring all new authentic tricks, FIFA Street 3 provides new gameplay experiences by making over-the-top moves and skills even bigger in this fast-paced sequel, now on the next-gen platforms.

'NCAA March Madness 08' (PS2/PS3/X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 4:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCAA March Madness 08 captures the intensity and atmosphere found in authentic college basketball arenas and your players will rise to the occasion or wilt under the pressure. EA announced that March Madness 08 has officially gone gold and will ship to retailers on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007.

'Culdcept SAGA' (X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 4:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Culdcept SAGA features online competitive gameplay via Xbox Live, combining the thrilling luck and strategy of a board game with the depth of a trading card game to create a unique twist on traditional turn-based play. Namco Bandai has released a demo allowing you to try out the first map of the game as well as multiplayer matches for up to four players.

'Everybody's Golf 2' (PSP) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Go golf crazy and take on a cast of colorful characters in the coolest clubhouse around. No need for airs and graces here – just select a golfer from a range of friendly faces, and customize their abilities, attributes and appearance before teeing off across a series of challenging courses and game modes.

'Ancient Wars: Sparta' Copyright Lawsuit Back in Session

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 3:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last month, Playlogic claimed victory in the Ancient Wars: Sparta copyright lawsuit against developer Burut/WorldForge, but it seems the Dutch publisher may have been a little hasty. WorldForge is going to appeal the District Court of Amsterdam's decision, claiming that it disagrees with the ruling in regards to the contractual relation between both sides, since Visionvale has terminated the development agreement because Playlogic has defaulted on it, and thus holds the rights.

'World of Warcraft' Themed Notebook for $4,499

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 3:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dell and Blizzard have joined forces to bring gamers the XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition notebook. "Starting" at $4,499 it features emblazoned with custom WoW artwork, inside and out, exclusive rare bonus items and a backpack filled to the brim with game-themed extras are also part of the unique experience.

'SEGA Superstars Tennis' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 1:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA Superstars Tennis is a game that brings together some of the most treasured and well known characters from the SEGA universe, in some of the most unusual courts and outrageous settings ever imagined.

'X Motor Racing' - v1.02 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 1:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

X Motor Racing is an arcade racing game with next generation physics model, including all classes of cars from old RWD to modern sports cars, physics, and various graphical features. This demo includes 3 tracks, one car and is now updated with improved AI, physics, graphics, UI, 5 soundtracks, and support for TrackIR.

'Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eat Sleep Play, founded by God Of War's David Jaffe and Warhawk's Scott Campbell, is working on Twisted Metal: Head On featuring enhanced graphics, playable Sweet Tooth character, lost levels from the never released Twisted Metal: Black Part II and a documentary on the series.

'Saga' - Final Beta Launches Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 11:29 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 today locked in December 11th as the start of their final Beta.

'NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 10:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams is the long awaited sequel to the NiGHTS franchise that gave gamers the freedom to fly in a world of dreams and imagination.

Microsoft Rolls Out Fall Dashboard Update

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As promised Microsoft has rolled out its fall dashboard update, adding new features such as Xbox Live members being able to check out the friends lists of fellow Xbox Live members, chat and compare games and Achievements, utilize the family timer, Xbox Live Arcade Hits and new video features with DivX/Xvid support.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Gets Black Sabbath Song Pack

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rock Band allows you to perform famous rock music with your friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone peripherals, as well as online. Harmonix has released another downloadable song pack on Xbox Live with three Black Sabbath tracks (N.I.B., Sweet Leaf, and War Pigs, 160 points each, 440 for the bundle). It'll arrive later this week on PSN.

Splash Damage Is Hiring New Talent

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Splash Damage, known for id Software's Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars, is looking for new talent to fill a number of positions as it starts development of its next project. Located in London, England, Splash Damage is accepting international applications for: Art Director, Artists, Junior Tools Programmer, Lead Artist, Modeller/Texture Artist (Organic and Industrial) and Producer.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' Open Beta This Week - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pirates of the Burning Sea is an MMORPG in which you play a bold sea captain in the 18th century Caribbean as you seek glory and adventure. Pirates of the Burning Sea open beta sets sail on Friday, Dec. 7, while European pre-orders start Dec. 12.

$1,000,000 Championship Gaming Series to Air Live On TV

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

More than 100 of the world's top gamers will compete for the league's first-ever World Champion title and a share of the $1,000,000 prize purse. The competition will be captured live and in HD on DIRECTV's original entertainment channel, The 101, from Dec. 6-14, starting at 10pm ET.

'Universe at War: Earth Assault' (X360/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA's 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.

'Avencast: Rise of the Mage' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 5:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ClockStone Software's action RPG, Avencast: Rise of the Mage, mixes the dynamics of an action game with strong adventure elements creating an enthralling and unique gaming experience. This v1.02 patch adds saves options, improves performance, and addresses some DX issues.

'Draglade' (NDS) - 38 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 5:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Draglade, it's not just about how hard you hit or fast you move, it's also how well you can groove. An innovative mix of music and fighting means you will have to use your rhythm as well as your reflexes if you want to overcome your foes and show everyone that you're a Draglade master!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 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:

'SunAge' - v1.05 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 4:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SunAge is a futuristic RTS where the player can experience 3 different races with each there arsenal of units, buildings and upgrades, taking place across 2 different worlds.

Xbox 360/PS3 Review - 'Kane & Lynch: Dead Men'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 4:09 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) - 31 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 3:10 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.

Europe Finally Getting Xbox Live Marketplace Video Store

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 3:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that the Xbox Live Marketplace Video Store will open for business in the UK, Ireland, France and Germany on 11th December. Standard definition movies will cost 250 MS Points, while the HD versions will set you back 380 MS Points.

'The Great Tree' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 1:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Great Tree takes gamers into a new realm, immersing them in a conflict for survival. Playing as a small fairy thrust into a deadly conflict, players set out on a mission to save The Great Tree, using special abilities and magic, when needed, to elude enemies, collect pollen and rescue the entranced Swee.

PC Review - 'Crysis'

by Lee Berlik on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Crysis, shooter fans will face a new kind of challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of an alien invasion.

'City of Metronome' (ALL) Development Resumed

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In City of Metronome, a third-person adventure, you explore the city in search of proof of the Corporation's secret agenda, while listening for sounds to record, using them to fight enemies, solve problems and confuse citizens. The game was put on hold earlier this year due to lack of funds, but Team Tarsier received an $80,000 investment from the Nordic Game Program to continue development.

'Warriors Orochi' (PSP/PS2/X360) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 12:38 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.

'BioShock' (X360/PC) - v1.1 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 12:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BioShock will forever change the expectations for the FPS going beyond run and gun corridors, monster-closet AIs and static worlds, creating a living, unique and unpredictable FPS experience. This v1.1 patch will not only fix some issues remaining with the game, but also includes new plasmids and tonics, as well as another achievement for Xbox Rapturians (on Xbox Live).

'Forge of Freedom' - v1.10 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Forge of Freedom allows players to refight the American Civil War from either side in this grand strategy wargame. This v1.10.10 fine tunes the historical accuracy and game balance, and optimizes the AI.

PS3 Review - 'Dynasty Warriors: Gundam'

by Mark Buckingham on Dec. 4, 2007 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam brings the fast-paced action-filled gameplay experience of Dynasty Warriors to the futuristic battlegrounds of the rich Gundam universe.