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'Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg' - v1.06 Patch & Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 4:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategic Command 2 Blitzkrieg adds tons of new features including many player submitted suggestions. This v1.06 patch adds dozens of game play enhancementents, improvements and tweaks, new support for widescreen monitor and laptop displays, faster and better A.I. and support for Windows Vista.

'Fire Emblem: The Goddess of Dawn' (Wii) - 32 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 4:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet, the Fire Emblem franchise makes its debut onto the Nintendo Wii with Fire Emblem: The Goddess of Dawn, supporting the wimote, as well as the traditional controller.

Microsoft Get Slapped With a $1.5 Billion Lawsuit

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 4:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A dispute between Microsoft and Alcatel-Lucent over an MP3 audio technology patent issues relating to Windows has just turned ugly. A federal jury in San Diego has ordered Microsoft to pay $1.5 billion to Alcatel-Lucent, which might be emboldened by the outcome and file additional claims against other companies. Microsoft, who claims it rightfully licensed the technology from Fraunhofer, will seek relief or appeal.

New 'Forza Motorsport 2' (X360) Features Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 3:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Forza Motorsport 2 features authentic simulation physics, bone-jarring damage, photo-realistic graphics, 300 of the world’s hottest cars for you to collect, and licensed tuning and customization options. A new website update reveals a new Xbox Live Auction House feature, tournament section and photo & stat section. Read more for details ..

Various Game Trailers #1014

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 3:30 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:

  • Simon The Sorcerer: Chaos Happens - Trailer
  • Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade - Trailer #4


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

The Adventure Company Signs 'HCA: The Ugly Prince Duckling'

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 2:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Ugly Prince Duckling is a 3rd person adventure/action game in which you control the 14 year old H.C. Anderson, taking place in the Copenhagen of the Golden Age around 1820. The game is inspired by HCA's famous fairytale universe but is primarily based on HCA's own life story in his pursuit of fame and success as an artist.

'Touch the Dead' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 2:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos announces Touch the Dead, previously known as Dead'n Furious, a fast-paced, NDS exclusive, first-person shooter that takes gamers on a daring journey through a world taken over by zombies.

'SWG: Chapter 5: An Entertaining Enterprise' Launched

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 2:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

LucasArts and SOE announced that Chapter 5: An Entertaining Enterprise is now available to Star Wars Galaxies subscribers, bringing new features, content and enhancements in a series of scheduled updates that Star Wars Galaxies players will automatically receive throughout 2007, at no additional cost.

'Spider-Man 3' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 1:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision is gearing up the release yet another title in the Spider-Man franchise, to coincide with the Spider-Man 3 movie launch. Having a good track record with the previous titles, Treyarch is back at it, so in case you missed last week's assets, here are a few more ...

'DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road' (ALL) Gets New Physics/Damage Engine

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 1:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road is set to be the most diverse and exhilarating off-road racing experience ever with sensational gravel, mud and dirt events the world over. Not only is it getting an all new graphics engine, Codemasters' Rich Tysoe said DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road there will be no carry-over code from previous CMR games at all, so physics and damage is all-new.

'Chibi-Robo: Park Patrol' (NDS) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In the last Chibi-Robo, our diminutive hero restored happiness to the Sanderson home, but in this DS sequel, he's taking on the great outdoors.

Xbox 360 Platinum Hits Lineup Expanded

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 11:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On the heels of the expanded Platinum Hits launch in Europe earlier this month, Microsoft announced that the next round of titles in the Xbox 360 Platinum Hits library will be available March 16 in North America, Latin America, Japan and the Asia Pacific region.

'Wing Commander Arena' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 11:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced the return of its beloved Wing Commander franchise with Wing Commander Arena. With up to 16 players, Wing Commander Arena offers the largest multi-player melee experience to date on Xbox LIVE Arcade.

Thursday February 22, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 11:00 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:

'Free Running' (PSP/PS2) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 10:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Core Design Free Running is the world's first ever video game based on the urban phenomenon of parkour.

'Medieval II: Total War' - v1.2 Patch Details

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA has released a detailed fixlist for the upcoming v1.2 patch for Creative Assembly's 3D RTS Medieval II: Total War. This new update adds Hotseat mode, a cinematic editor, a fully functional Battle Editor, a slew of AI adjustments, graphical tweaks and plenty of bugs, crash and audio fixes.

'The Witcher' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Witcher is an action RPG, combining features of such games as Dungeon Siege, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Gothic and Neverwinter Nights, incorporating a simple-yet-interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3D graphics.

'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames' (PS3) Also Coming to PS2/X360/PC

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 8:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pandemic has constructed a whole new "playground of destruction" from the ground up, fully stocked with the hottest vehicles and weapons. 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.

'Hard Rock Casino' (PSP/PS2) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 8:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Hard Rock Casino players are challenged to try their luck at more than 20 different casino games, experience high-stakes arenas and invitation-only tournaments and win un-lockable upgrades to their fully customizable alter egos.

CDV's Comic Con New York 2007 Lineup

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 8:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CDV USA announced its participation in Comic Con New York 2007, which will take place between February 23 and 27 at the Javits Center in New York City. CDV invites consumers and media to visit their kiosk to check out playable versions of Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle, Tortuga: Two Treasures and War Front: Turning Point.

'Battalion Wars 2' (Wii) - Screen

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 8:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Drive tanks, command ships, pilot planes and direct your troops into the heart of the action in the return of the popular tactical action game for Wii.

Dusk2Dawn Acquires StarFish Studios

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 8:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UK-based PC game publisher Dusk2Dawn Interactive Limited announced the conclusion of a deal that will see it owning start-up venture StarFish Studios, its first game development house, designing mass market game titles on the PC platform.

'Burnout Dominator' (PSP/PS2) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 6:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout Dominator is an all-new installment of the Burnout series, loaded with intense racing action and dozens of retina-searing World Tour events.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Bullet Witch'

by Alicia on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 6:02 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

'Mario Party 8' (Wii) - 33 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 5:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The world's most popular party video game is getting a lot crazier in Mario Party 8. Whether you're shaking up cola cans or lassoing barrels, you and your friends will be drawn into the action like never before using the Wii Remote.

'Major League Baseball 2K7' (ALL) Goes Gold - Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 5:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MLB 2K7 redefines the pure baseball video game experience with true, next-gen details, all-new throwing mechanics and a revolutionary presentation system. Combing the best of the new breed of rockers from Wolfmother to The Walkmen, the soundtrack brings a new sound to baseball for today's gamers.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' (X360) Multiplayer Demo Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 4:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GRAW 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. Ubisoft revealed the multiplayer demo is coming Monday, Feb. 26, will feature one map, 8vs8, playable in co-op and adversary mode.

Heatwave Interactive Formed

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 3:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Veteran online Designer/Producer Anthony Castoro and entrepreneur Donn Clendenon announced today the formation of a new development studio, Heatwave Interactive, Inc.

'UFO: Extraterrestrials' Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 3:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already pushed back last year, Chaos Concept's 3D tactical/strategy game UFO: Extraterrestrials' has a new release date set for March 16, 2007, according to TriSynergy.

'Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights' (ALL) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 3:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ announced Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights, featuring unparalleled vehicle customization, an adrenaline packed drift racing experience and ultra-realistic “Driver DNA." The only game that allows players to showcase their skills at Hot Import Nights events, Juiced 2: HIN is expected to make its next-generation debut.

'Theseis' (PS3/X360/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Theseis, Greek for opinion or idea, is a new conspiracy-fantasy adventure game where players are caught between the mundane and the supernatural, following the clues of a long-lost ancient artifact that could spell disaster or ascension for the entire human race, only you will determine the outcome.

PS2 Review - 'Arthur and the Invisibles'

by James King on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 1:04 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Arthur and the Invisibles revolves around the supportive co-op teamwork of the three characters, solving mysteries and overcoming obstacles You can only progress by cleverly combining the three characters' skills -- Arthur is an acrobat, Selenia a warrior and Betameche a marksman.

'Flashpoint Germany' - v1.12 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Matrix Games released a new patch for its tactical war game, Flashpoint Germany. This update brings your retail game to v1.12 and fixes an issue with the scenario editor, tweaks in-game messages to be a little slicker, and improves application of unit SOP Doctrine that gives unit behaviour (especially for recon units) a more natural result now.

PSP Review - 'Capcom Puzzle World'

by Andrew Hayward on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 12:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Capcom Puzzle World for the PSP is a collection with five amazing gem busting titles including the cult classic Super Puzzle Fighter II, Block Block, and the three-in-one Buster Bros. Collection.

Vicious Engine Becomes Official Xbox 360 Middleware

by Rainier on Feb. 22, 2007 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vicious Cycle Software announced that its powerful Vicious Engine middleware solution for cross-platform development is now approved for the Xbox 360 Tools and Middleware Program.