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'God of War II' (PS2) - 27 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 8:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

God of War II is a combat action-adventure game based on Greek mythology. Get reacquainted with the vicious ex-Spartan warrior Kratos who, armed with all-new brutal combat moves and magic, embarks a new epic odyssey.

Streamline Studios Creating Content for 'Unreal Tournament 3' (X360/PC)

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 8:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Independent developer Streamline Studios, currently working on the Unreal engine powered HoopWorld, announced that it will be creating 3D content service solutions for Epic Games' upcoming Unreal Tournament 3.

'Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 6:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft announces the impending conclusion to its MMORPG Lineage II: The Chaotic Chronicle, marking the beginning of a new chapter The Chaotic Throne. The first chapter; Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne – Interlude is expected on European and US servers from April 2007.

'SSX Blur' (Wii) - 12 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 6:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SSX Blur is the newest version of the critically acclaimed snowboarding franchise. The huge air, blurring speed and insane tricks that SSX is known for return and the fun-factor is amplified by the unique capability of the Wiimote...

Various Game Trailers #1013

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 6:20 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:

  • Belief & Betrayal - Intro Movie
  • Eureka Seven Vol. 2: The New Vision [PS2] - Trailer #3
  • Castle Crashers [X360] - Trailer


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

Square Enix Bans 5,000 'Final Fantasy XI' (PS2/X360/PC) Accounts

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 6:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Final Fantasy XI, players embark on numerous adventures through vast environments in Vana'diel: a persistent world with over a hundred areas to explore. Square Enix has terminated over 5,000 accounts held by players involved in the usage of 3rd party tools or cheats, or engaged in RMT (Real Money Trading) activities.

'Pogo Island' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Judy on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 3:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Pogo Island includes five games, the colored-stone-grouping Phlinx, the balloon-popping Poppit!, the color-matching Squelchies, a card-based Tri-Peaks Solitaire, the scrambled-word challenge Word Whomp, as well as meta game that challenges players to find Pogo mascots across the backdrop of Pogo Island.

'Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 1:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ is working on a sequel to its street racing game Juiced for next-gen consoles. While there is no official announcement yet, it was revealed in various print magazines, and now Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights skids online.

'Warhammer: Mark of Chaos' Expansion Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 1:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In an interview with C&VG, Black Hole Entertainment's Istvan Zsuffa and Gabor Illes reveal that Namco Bandai is planning an expansion pack for its 3D RTS Warhammer: Mark of Chaos, "We know there's an expansion pack planned, but we don't know yet if we'll be working on it. Of course, we'd hope to be able to work on the pack. We'd definitely want to add two or three more armies, as a minimum."

Wednesday, February 21, 2007, Shipping Announcements

by Judy on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 1:25 p.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:

'The Show' - German Demo & v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 1:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Show is an action RTS, with action-packed battles and a story that catapults the player into fantastic, gripping futuristic scenario. A German demo has been released, allowing you to try out the first 2 missions, as well as the first v1.1 retail patch.

'Football Manager 2007' - v7.0.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 12:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Manager 2007, known in North America as WorldWide Soccer Manager 2007, offers a management simulation that is second to none, with all-new features and improved gameplay. SIGames has a new patch, bringing your FM/WWSM 2007 game to v7.0.2 and making various tweaks, updates and bug/crash fixes.

'Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific, developed by Ubisoft Romania, will put you in the role of a US submarine Captain in the Pacific Ocean.

'Fullmetal Alchemist Trading Card' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A completely accurate translation of the popular Fullmetal Alchemist trading card series by Press Pass, Inc (formerly JoyRide Entertainment), the Fullmetal Alchemist Trading Card game brings the collectible strategy game to the Nintendo DS with nearly 500 cards, a variety of play modes, and extensive touch screen support.

'First to Fight' and 'Starship Troopers' Combo Pack Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 12:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

FPS fans will soon have the chance to step into the boots of both the modern Marine and the Space Marine for one low price! Destineer announces that it is reissuing First to Fight as part of a combo package with the frantic futuristic shooter Starship Troopers.

'Code Lyoko' (NDS) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 11:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Code Lyoko is Gamefactory's latest action game for the NDs, based on the animation of the same name.

'FIFA 07' - Roster Update #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 10:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FIFA 07 delivers licenses for all the world’s top leagues, including MLS and Mexican 1st Division, and 26 others from over 20 nations. This year, you have the power to shape your club’s destiny in the Interactive Leagues, a new online mode that enables you to pit your club against supporters of your real-world opponents. This tiny patch updates the team rosters after the closing of the winter season transfer market.

Vivendi Games Chief Creative Officer Joins 3G Studios

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

3G Studios announced that former Chief Creative Officer of Vivendi Games has joined 3G as the Company's Tahoe Studio President. Drew Markham is known for forming Gray Matter Studios as well as involvement in titles such as Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Redneck Rampage, and Kingpin.

'Bomberman Tournament DS' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bomberman Tournament DS marks the first return of the franchise to a Nintendo since the GBA titles. Currently scheduled end of March in Japan, Bomberman Tournament DS is an action/rpg, mixing traditional elements with stylus operated mini games, playable in single or 8 player multiplayer, online or wifi.

'Battlefield 2142' - v1.20 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefield 2142 is set in the future, the world is plagued by a second Ice Age, and wars have broken out over the remaining territories. EA has released the final version of the v1.20 patch, fixing various bugs, tweaking weapons, Titan mode optimizations, pluggin exploits, and more ...

'RACE 07' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time ever SimBin presents Formula cars, featuring Formula 3000, Formula BMW and in addition also Radical cars with the models SR3 and SR4. But not only that, as the title RACE 07 signals, the game will ship with the full season of WTCC 2007, all the new cars and tracks included as well as the 2006 season found in RACE.

Marc Ecko Entertainment Partners With Human Head Studios

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week Marc Ecko revealed that his new MEE studio had signed a development deal with a high profile developer for a new, yet unannounced, next-gen project. Today more details emerge as MEE announced a major partnership with Human Head Studios, best known for last year’s Prey.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The TMNT movie takes place in a New York City plagued by secretive villains and strange, otherworldly creatures. The new NT video game uses the same dark and dangerous environments and adventurous themes featured in the new NT CGI film.

'Zoom Mission Paparazzi' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 6:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Exozet Games and published by Nobilis, Zoom Mission Paparazzi is all about the money shot. You are a tabloid photographer tasked with getting the scoop on celebrities' private lives. At cocktail parties, or hiding in the bushes, you need to get the required photos to complete each of the 15 missions.

'Elite Beat Agents' (NDS) Sequel in the Works?

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 5:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo Japan's latest release schedule reveals what might be a sequel to one of last year's sleeper hits, Elite Beat Agents. Listed as Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ôendan 2, the possible sequel promises multiplayer support for up to 4 players, but other details are not available. Originally titled Osu! Tatakae! Ôendan, adapted for Western consumption and renamed to Elite Beat Agents, the sequel is scheduled in Japan for 2007.

'ETO: European Theatre of Operations WWII' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 4:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ETO: European Theatre of Operations WWII is a fast-playing, easy to learn strategic World War II boardgame of the titanic struggle for Europe between 1939 and 1945, featyring a completely revised game system, all-new graphics, a rewritten manual and brand new game mechanics.

'Dragon Ball Z: Harukanaru Densetsu' (NDS) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 4:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DBZ: Harukanaru Densetsu combines strategic card based gameplay and role playing to deliver a game that is easy to understand but hard to master. Players' progression is determined through their use of the cards to evolve characters, strengthen moves and create new moves.

'Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles' (PS2) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 4:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari Europe signed Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles, an action/adventure title offering players a chance to become Naruto, the aspiring ninja with the power of the Nine-Tailed Fox Spirit sleeping deep within.

'Tetris Evolution' (X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 4:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ announced plans to bring puzzle powerhouse Tetris Evolution to the next-generation for the first time with all new gameplay modes, multiple customizations, as well as Xbox Live capabilities.

'Hotel Dusk: Room 215' (NDS) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 4:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

From the makers of ‘Another Code: Two Memories’, this compelling and multi layered mystery title thrusts players into the midst of a gripping adventure, which they must unravel piece by piece to reveal the hidden secrets.

Wii Rules the January Hardware Sales

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 2:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to NPD industry sales figures, Nintendo's Wii outsold both the Xbox 360 and PS3 in the first month of 2007. Still being limited in supply, Nintendo managed to sell 436,000 units, while Microsoft's X360 sales went up 18%, compared to last year, with 294,000 units, leaving Sony's PS3 in third place with 244,000, outsold by the PS2 which went over the counter almost 300,000 times.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (PSP/PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.

PS3 Review - 'Virtua Fighter 5'

by Andrew Hayward on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 1:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In a move that is sure to please fighting game die-hards, Virtua Fighter 5 hits the PS3 in February in all its high definition glory. With a number of new fighters, a redesigned single-player campaign, and a bundle of customization options, this may well be the fighter that you've been looking for.

'Made Man' (PS2/PC) - Developer Interview

by Andrew Hayward on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Prepare to get 'made' in the most compelling and thrilling mafia experience you've ever seen. Work up the ranks of The Mob, from opportunist G.I. fighting in Vietnam, to 'wise guy' on the make, doing deeds and winning favor from the Don in New York City. Aspyr producer Jay Gordon tells us more about Made Man...

'Code of Honor: The French Foreign Legion' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 12:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Code of Honor puts you in the jungle boots of a soldier in The French Foreign Legion. The fast-paced solo campaign is based on the Foreign Legion’s most recent, heavily publicized operation: quelling a civil war in Ivory Coast.

Koji Kondo to Perform at GDC's Video Games Live

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 12:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Video Games Live is a concert event featuring music from the biggest video games of all time accompanied by a full orchestra and choir along with completely synchronized state-of-the-art lighting and massive video screens. Nintendo composer Koji Kondo will be making a special appearance at the event and is scheduled to perform one of his favorite melodies from his long and storied career.

'Mahjongg Artifacts' Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 21, 2007 @ 12:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment announced a North American retail publishing deal for Mahjongg Artifacts based on the traditional Chinese game, which some believe can be traced back to Confucius, featuring three innovative game modes, gorgeous backgrounds, and songs inspired by ancient cultures.