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Games for Windows Live Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 11:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft has kicked off the registration period for the upcoming Games for Windows Live beta testing, opportunities that will only be available for a limited time. To be considered you will need to complete the Games for Windows - Live Beta application survey. Games for Windows Live is the upcoming online service that will allow multiplayer connectivity between PC Xbox 360.

Various Game Trailers #1019

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 6:27 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:

  • Battlefield: Bad Company [PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • UEFA Champions League 2006-2007 [ALL] - Trailer #4
  • Motorstorm [PS3] - Behind the Scenes Trailer #4
  • Dawn of Fantasy - Trailer #2
  • Calling All Cars [PS3] - Trailer
  • Burnout Dominator [PSP/PS2] - Trailer (2)


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

'Pogo Island' (NDS) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 6:24 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.

THQ Developing 'Warhammer 40,000' MMO

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 6:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ has expanded its development agreement with tabletop game publisher Games Workshop, to not only make RTS titles based on the Warhammer 40,000 universe, but extend into the MMO market, according to this GameSpot interview. Initial indications were that Relic would be taking on the project, but as it turns out Vigil Games will be taking on the task.

'Earth Defense Force 2017' (X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 5:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Earth Defense Force 2017 is an arcade-style 3rd-person shooter equiping players with an extensive arsenal of diverse weapons, pilotable vehicles and loyal teammates in order to defeat a wide variety of attackers ranging from gigantic ants and spiders to robots and monsters standing more than 20 stories tall.

'God of War II' (PS2) Scores One Million Pre-Orders

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 4:56 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. With less than 2 weeks until release, Sony announced that God of War II has already spurred more than 1 million retail orders.

'Dungeon Runners' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 2:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeon Runners is a fast-paced action/RPG experience where you take on the role of a brave hero and explore dangerous dungeons, battle ferocious monsters, and discover unique items! Your hero can adventure alone or team with a party to hunt terrible monsters and reap fantastic rewards.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 2:23 p.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. Check out the sp/mp achievement list...

'M.A.C.H.' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 1:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

M.A.C.H. (Modified Air Combat Heroes) is the PSP's first flight combat/racing game, becoming outlaw pilots and competing in deadly aerial contests of skill, speed and weaponry in this sky-high race to own the air.

'Project Hipassus' (X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 12:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Project Hipassus, developed by Frozen North, is an MMO game that allows players to create magic for their characters by leveraging sophisticated mathematics rendered accessible and made easy to understand by the game engine. Targeted toward high school kids, it will be available on X360 and Vista, incorporating Live Anywhere as the online platform.

'MySims' (NDS/Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 12:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MySims, designed especially for the Wii and NDS, introduces a charming cast of whimsical characters while delivering the creativity, customization and classic open-ended gameplay.

Unlock Nod in the 'Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars' Demo

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CnC3 adds layers of strategy to your gaming experience by building mobile bases, wielding the power of terrifying Ion Storms on the battlefield, or customising your armies by combining units. Start the demo, select Skirmish, click the race selection tab without selecting any, move the mouse over the Nod and simultaneously press N and click the mouse. To make GBI the enemy press G and click mouse.

'Space Station Tycoon' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 11:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prepare for lift off as Namco Bandai takes gamers above the clouds and deep into the unknown in Space Station Tycoon allowing gamers to become moguls in their own galactic empire as they customize stations all over the galaxy while maximizing their income.

'Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007' (X360) Demo On Xbox Live

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 11:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami has released a Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007 demo, now available for free on Xbox Live, allowing you to get a taste of the game's authentic soccer gameplay, realistic animations and high definition graphics in a single game exhibition. Exclusively for Xbox Live gold subscribers for the first week.

'Monster Hunter Freedom 2' (PSP) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 11:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed earlier, Monster Hunter Freedom 2 borrows various elements from Monster Hunter 2 on the PS2, while the handheld sequel will also feature ad hoc and online multiplayer, as well as new weapons and new locations such as snow covered landscapes.

Sony Releases v1.54 PS3 Firmware Update

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 11:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The PS3 has received yet another new firmware update, adding the ability to increase your chat window, support for compatible USB camera, and presumably a few security tweaks. If you read Japanese, here's the full fix list...

'Stuntman: Ignition' (PS2/PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Announced earlier today, Stuntman: Ignition challenges players to drive for perfection, dropping them into the adrenaline-fueled role of a Hollywood stuntman, vying to create the most insane high-flying jumps, mind-blowing corkscrews and metal-twisting crashes ever filmed.

'Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars' v1.01 Patch in the Works

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 10:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CnC3 adds layers of strategy to your gaming experience by building mobile bases, wielding the power of terrifying Ion Storms on the battlefield, or customising your armies by combining units. EA community rep Predator revealed that a first patch is already in the works, "We are going to discuss implementing alternate mouse setup in patch 1.01 for the game as soon as it ships."

'Runaway 2: the Dream of the Turtle' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 9:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pendulo Studios is working on a follow-up to last year's hit title Runaway: A Road Adventure, an adventure game with 3D characters with a cartoon look and high-impact visual features that include 2D and 3D in an unmatchable style.

Wednesday February 28, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 9:40 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:

'Death to Spies' - Russian Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 9:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Death to Spies was the name of a set of counterintelligence departments in the Soviet Army formed during WWII. Their mission was to secure the rear of the active Red Army by arresting traitors, deserters, spies and criminal elements. During the war these agents became the main force combating the German intelligence service.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (PSP/PS2/PC) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 9:29 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.

'SimCity DS' (NDS) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already revealed a few weeks ago, EA officially announced SimCity DS. In addition to creating and growing their very own pocket sized city while being on-the-go, players will be able to leverage the unique action features of the NDS system, discovering an entirely new way to play SimCity.

'Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007' (NDS) Announced - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The official game of the annual Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tournament, the DS title offers a stunning simulation of the Trading Card Game, with users constructing, organising and dueling using the stylus

'UEFA Champions League 2006-2007' (ALL) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA will celebrate Europe’s most prestigious club soccer tournament with the launch of UEFA Champions League 2006-2007. Turn up the music, raise your hands and voices and join the celebration as EA revealed the 11 songs that will set the stage for Europe's most prestigious club soccer tournament, May's UEFA Champions League.

'Stuntman: Ignition' (PS2/PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 3:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ announced Stuntman: Ignition, developed by Paradigm Entertainment, challenging players to drive for perfection, dropping them into the adrenaline-fueled role of a Hollywood stuntman, vying to create the most insane high-flying jumps, mind-blowing corkscrews and metal-twisting crashes ever filmed.

'BioShock' (X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BioShock is 2K Games' hybrid first-person shooter, in the works over at System Shock 2 developers Irrational Games, combining elements of sci-fi and role-playing genres.

PS2 Review - 'Xiaolin Showdown'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 2:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Xiaolin Showdown, based on the popular animation television series, combines action and exploration with seamless four-player multiplayer action as players take on the role of a group of young warriors on a mystical adventure.

'Madden NFL 07' - Roster Update Patch #5 Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 2:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Step up as the lead blocker to create a hole, and then take control of the tailback and smash through, overpower, or slash away from would-be tacklers as you fight for every yard. Innovative rushing controls give you a game-breaking ground attack featuring all-new jukes, cutbacks, and the distinct running styles of your favorite backs.

NDS Preview - 'Death Jr. And The Science Fair of Doom'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 1:50 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Death, Jr., Pandora and the crew are back in an all-new adventure.. In their school’s annual science fair, the gang gets into another mess as they accidentally unleash the all-powerful, all-evil Moloch and need to sort it all out before DJ’s dad finds out.

'Sacred 2' - 4 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria. Highly action-oriented, Ascaron's Sacred 2 features pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.

'Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of Illuminas' (X360/PS2/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The latest issue of Japanese Famitsu reveals that SEGA is working on yet another new installment in the Phantasy Star Universe franchise. PSU: Ambition of Illuminas is not yet another expansion pack to PSU, but rather an all new installment with new weapons, locations and monsters. No official announcement nor further details are available at this point.

'UFO: Extraterrestrials' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chaos Concept's 3D tactical/strategy game UFO: Extraterrestrials' is set in the year 2025, and on the newly colonized planet Esperanza our space devices have not just been approached by alien machines but attacked.

'Blue Dragon' (X360) Sells Well in Japan

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 12:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blue Dragon is an epic RPG that centers on a young boy named Shu and several of his friends who create and develop their combat styles by utilizing different types of Shadow Change, including Sword, Assassin, and Power Magic. The latest issue of Famitsu reveals that Mistwalker's Blue Dragon has, so far, sold 150,000 copies in Japan, quite impressive taking into account the overall number of X360's are out there.

'Godzilla: Unleashed' (NDS/PSP/Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 12:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Godzilla: Unleashed is the ultimate fighting monsters game on a giant scale. The game stars the legendary Godzilla and a slew of the most renowned monsters of all-time.

NDS Preview - 'Lost in Blue 2'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 28, 2007 @ 12:13 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Washed ashore after their cruise ship goes down at sea, young Jack and Amy must struggle to survive as they search for a way off a deserted island. The teens must confront their worst fears as they discover the secrets and dangers that lurk behind every corner of the mysterious island.