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'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 7:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. provides players with dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where you are to oppose smart & dangerous enemies, a large set of diverse weaponry, possibility to control machinery, detailed and interactive game world, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, and multiplayer with numerous modes.

Various Game Trailers #996

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 5:33 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:

  • SSX Blur [Wii] - Trailer #4
  • Pacific Storm: Allies - Units Trailer
  • Blitzkrieg 2: Fall of the Reich - Trailer #2


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

'MVP 07 NCAA Baseball' (PS2) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 5:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cheerleaders, crowd chants, and team fight songs are elements that add to the atmosphere and realism of MVP 07 NCAA Baseball. There are now an increased number of conferences, teams and authentic stadiums, creating a true-to-life NCAA baseball experience.

EA's Q3 Financial Results Reveals New Titles

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 5:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced its Q3 financial results ending Dec. 31, 2006. Net revenue for the 3rd quarter was $1.28 billion, up a mere 1% compared to last year's $1.27 billion, driven by Madden, but curtailed by higher next-gen development costs and acquisitions. In the conf call afterwards, EA revealed Spore and My Sims are coming to the NDS (in addition to the PC and Wii versions, respectively), and that White council is "on hold," not cancelled.

'Dark Age of Camelot: Labyrinth of the Minotaur' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 3:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The first new playable race to the Realms in two years, the Minotaur has returned to Camelot, and they seek the help of the mightiest warriors from the three warring Realms. Powerful Minotaur Relics, long hidden and sealed away, have been unearthed, and their corrupting influence now threatens the world of Camelot.

France Surrenders Tax Credit to Game Developers

by Judy on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 2:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The French Parliament has approved a bill which would grant tax credits to video game developers for 20% of production costs, up to €3 million ($3.91 million) per year. Games would have to include "a cultural dimension," although it's unclear what that would entail.

EA Signs 'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames' (PS3)

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 1:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Partners signed an agreement to publish Pandemic's Mercenaries 2: World in Flames for the 2007 holiday season. Set in a new and exotic hotspot, you can be your own boss in a wide-open world where there’s only one rule: everybody pays.

'Madden NFL 07' Predicts Super Bowl XLI - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 1:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As with all major sports event, EA Sports has just released its prediction based on an automated simulation using Madden NFL 07, and it has the Indianapolis Colts winning over the Chicago Bears 38 - 27. Read more for highlights, game summary and player stats.

'Ratatouille' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ratatouille offers a fresh and exciting take on the platform action genre. The game will engage players in deep, fluid, and fast gameplay through fun filled mini-games, daring heists, frenzied pursuits and wild chases. This game will provide constant fun and challenge.

'The New York Times Crosswords' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 11:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crossword puzzle aficionados will soon have a new outlet as Majesco announced The New York Times Crosswords, featuring more than 1,000 real crossword puzzles and the unique ability to write in answers with the stylus or use a Touch Screen keyboard to enter letters.

'SpellForce 2: Dragon Storm' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SpellForce 2: Dragon Storm takes players through a fascinating and exciting challenge as they fight for the magical portals, which seem to be the only connection between the shattered islands of Eo.

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' - Multiplayer Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer: Mark of Chaos is an RTS game set in the renowned Warhammer world, featuring epic battles within massive landscapes, while offering an astounding level of detail. This multiplayer demo includes 3 tutorials, 4 maps, playable in 3 modes (thanks FP).

'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sudden Strike III: Arms for Victory simulates joint operation of ground, naval and air forces on vast areas, allowing you to control these forces avoiding unnecessary micro-management, and control individual units manually. This updated demo includes a new singleplayer mission, and also adds a multiplayer map, Serpent.

'Mercury Meltdown Revolution' (Wii) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mercury Meltdown Revolution is a brain-teasing puzzle game that challenges players to immerse themselves in a colorful world of sci-fi machines, crazy characters, and bubbling test tubes.

'Final Fantasy V Advance' (GBA) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 9:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The fifth instalment in Square Enix’s renowned franchise returns with all the elements that make this one of gaming’s best-loved series. With new content, intricately detailed stories and stunning visuals, you won’t be able to keep your hands off your GBA when Final Fantasy V Advance launches across Europe on 16th March 2007.

Thursday February 1, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 9:26 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:

'Battlestrike: The Road to Berlin' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 9:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Road to Berlin drops you right in the middle of frenzied combat action, where the thrills just keep coming! Pilot, gunner, sniper, paratrooper – all these roles are played out through a simple, intuitive point-and-click interface. After 2 years, finally a demo, allowing you to play the game for 20 minutes.

'The Godfather' (PS3/Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 6:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Godfather The Don's Edition (PS3) includes The Corleone Expansion Pack with new gameplay and missions while The Godfather Blackhand Edition (Wii) gives an enhanced combat experience with Wiimotion-based Blackhand Control

Editorial Spotlight: February 2007

by Andrew Hayward on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 6:39 a.m. PST | Filed under Editorials

To shine a light on the better releases of each month, we have come up with the monthly Spotlight feature. Having scoured the release lists for the upcoming month, we picked the 5 titles that we believe have the most potential to satisfy your gaming needs across all platforms and genres. Without any further ado, here are our recommendations for February 2007.

'TOCA Race Driver 3 Challenge' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 6:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare for an all-new tarmac-tearing TOCA experience as Codemasters announces TOCA Race Driver 3 Challenge, an original title in the thrilling motorsport series. Real performance cars, intense pack racing with real physics and real damage returns to PSP screens with all-new Challenge game.

''Mobile Suit Gundam: Target In Sight' (PS3) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 6:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Reawakening the bitter rivalries between the Federation and Zeon forces, Mobile Suit Gundam: Target in Sight (also known as Crossfire) places players in the cockpits of numerous legendary Mobile Suits and launches them into the heart of the battle as the two sides fight for domination of a futuristic planet earth in turmoil.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 6:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 will feature changing climate, improved AI, an advanced Cross-Com system, air strikes from jet fighters, new weapons and a new soldier class, the Medic.

'Dance Dance Revolution' (ALL) Proven to be Healthy

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 6:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

West Virginia University and the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency announced that its Games for Health research project concluded Dance Dance Revolution improved the health, attitudes and behaviors of participating children.

Foundation 9 Developing More Than 30 Projects

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 5:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Independent developer Foundation 9 Entertainment announced that, with the recent addition of Shiny and Amaze, its studios are working on more than 30 projects on all platforms for more than 10 publishing partners. The projects currently in development are slated for release throughout 2007 and 2008.

'Field Ops' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 5:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Freeze Interactive's Field Ops, developed by Digital Reality and previously known as Ghost Wars, brings together, in a unique presentation, the two favorite genres of PC gamers; RTS and FPS.

'Lost Planet: Extreme Condition' (X360) to Get Xbox Live Update

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 4:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Lost Planet development team is preparing an update to Capcom's sci-fi shooter that will add player requested multiplayer features, such as the ability to identify other players by voice as well as Gamertag, as well as fix a few minor bugs/exploits discovered post-release.

'Pirates of the Caribbean Online' - 8 New Screens & Trailer

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

In Pirates of the Caribbean Online, players try to become the Caribbean's most legendary pirate, all while forging alliances, hunting for buried treasure, battling evil undead forces and facing off against enemies from the movie franchise.

Boku Strategy Games Cancels Contracts With Shrapnel Games

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 1:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Boku Strategy Games announced today the termination of all contracts with Shrapnel Games. Boku Strategy Games has full ownership, rights and interest to title such as Horse and Musket, its expansion packs and sequel, Dragoon: The Prussian War Machine, Prussia's Glory, Combat Command 2 series and The War Engine.

'FlatOut: Total Carnage' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed a few days ago, FlatOut: Total Carnage is a re-imagining of FlatOut 2 rebuilt from the ground up and specifically developed to make use of the additional feature sets and improved processing ability of third generation technologies.

PS2 Review - 'Ar Tonelico: Melody of Elemia'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Banpresto's PS2 exclusive sim RPG, Ar tonelico, marks a new approach to the RPG genre by seamlessly combining simulation with role-playing. Gamers can not only customize weapons and items, but now design their character’s personalities, skills, and appearance through virtual interaction. Also past events will intersect with future game play as well as the outcome of the game.

'Bullet Witch' (X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 12:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bullet Witch is an action adventure taking place in the exceedingly bleak near future of 2013. Civilization is on the brink of extinction after demons begin appearing on the earth, and the player wades into the fray as a witch named Alicia.

'Tamagotchi Party On!' (Wii) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 1, 2007 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tamagotchi Party On! is a 3D party game based on the Tamagotchi franchise promises tons of fun as up-to-four players can go head-to-head in the most comical and cute campaign race to become the most popular Tamagotchi on Tamagotchi Planet!