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'The Warriors' (PSP) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 7:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the 1979 cult classic film, The Warriors for PSP, developed by Rockstar Leeds in conjunction with Rockstar Toronto, expands the stylized cinematic journey of the film into a gritty, interactive experience set in 1970s New York City.

Various Game Trailers #999

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 6:29 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:

  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel - Trailer #3
  • Pirates of the Burning Sea - Trailer #6
  • Maelstrom - Terrain Trailer
  • Trackmania United - Webisode Trailer #3


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

'Crysis' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 5:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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

'Supreme Commander' Demo Coming Tomorrow

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

THQ revealed that it will release a playable demo for its 3D RTS game Supreme Commander tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 9:30 a.m. PST. The demo will include part of the Cybran Nation single-player campaign, one skirmish map Finn's Revenge, playable on easy, medium, and hard difficulty levels. Keep an eye on our fileserver network.

'Root Beer Tapper' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 4:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Order up bottomless, frothy fun this Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday with Root Beer Tapper. Impatient patrons cannot get enough of the revitalized carbonated beverage classic, and neither will gamers. Root Beer Tapper will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade for X360 beginning Wed, Feb. 7, at 9 a.m. GMT (1 a.m. PST).

PS3 Boosts Blu-ray Sales

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 3:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SCEA today announced that due to the 2 million PS3s shipped, Blu-ray Disc has experienced tremendous growth in consumer adoption, and because of it, has surpassed HD-DVD for the first time.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar' Developer Chat On Wednesday

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 2:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar features an expanded feature list such as new units, new maps, a new story-based campaign, user-created opponents, an epic generator, espionage agents, asteroid fields, new diplomatic treaties, unique planet environments and others. Join Stardock for its final Civilizations II: Dark Avatar developer chat on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 4pm PST / 7pm EST. Read more for details ...

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - 24 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 2:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.

'Saga' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 1:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Saga is a new MMORTS game, developed by Wahoo Studios, bringing persistency to RTS gaming. You build cities and armies to defend and manage a persistent online kingdom in a persistent fantasy world.

'Kingdom Hearts' (PS2) Franchise Sells 10 Million

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 1:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix and Buena Vista Games announced that their Kingdom Hearts series of action role-playing games has shipped more than 10 million units worldwide, making it one of the top game series in the world.

'SpellForce 2: Dragon Storm' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 1:01 p.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.

Monday February 5, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 11:03 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:

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 10:59 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.

'Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT 2' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 10:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crave announced Tokyo Xtreme Racer DRIFT 2. With the mysterious disappearance of the reigning champion, the tournament crown is suddenly up for grabs. Many will vie, only one can win. Do you have what it takes to race, grind and drift your way to the ultimate racing prize?

'Tales of Destiny 2' (PSP) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set 18 years after the original PS2 title, Tales of Destiny 2 introduces two new heroes, Kyle Dunamis and Reala. The game uses mostly 2D, except for map movement, battle sequences are real time using the new Trust & Tactical Linear Motion Battle System (TT-LMBS).

Trio of Classic Titles Added to the Wii Shop Channel

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 9:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added yet another 3 classic games to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles : Super Mario World, VIGILANTE, and Gain Ground.

'The Witcher' Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari announced it has signed a co-publishing agreement with CD Project. 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.

'Wipeout' (PS3) Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In an interview with Develop magazine, Sony Liverpool director Clemens Wangerin confirmed earlier rumors that Wipeout is headed to the PS3. While a PSP edition was also rumored, Clemens did not make any mention of it, although he did add that the game would make use of the SixAxis controller, and maybe also feature online and multiplayer content. SCEA had no comment but said an announcement would follow shortly ...

'Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 9:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade is a futuristic 3D game that uses the best elements of RPGs within the context of a fast moving RTS game, set in a mysterious future universe where organic machines are built using genetic engineering.

SimBin Opens New Development Studio in Sweden

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Due to SimBin growth strategy a new studio was opened in Falun, Sweden, on Jan. 24. The new studio was opened by the cutting of the ribbon at the opening ceremony in front of a 100 guests. Falun has one of the top Game Developer schools (Tension Graphics) in the Nordic region, and the new studio is to develop full game productions for a specific platform, and is already fully occupied in a project where more information will be revealed over time.

'Two Worlds' (X360/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Two Worlds is an RPG featuring thrilling fight choreographies, gripping characters and realistic worlds, linking the cinematic story with maximum gaming freedom in a medieval fantasy world. Initially Two Worlds allowed up to 8 players to adventure together online, it now supports thousands online at one time.

'Alien Syndrome' (PSP/Wii) - 3 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 8:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alien Syndrome is a fast-paced action-RPG set in a stunningly imaginative sci-fi universe, offering a dramatic and engaging single-player campaign, plus a hugely re-playable co-op multiplayer mode where up to 4 players can delve into the daring quest.

PSP/PS3/X360 Preview - 'Hellboy'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 5:23 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Hellboy lets players step into the muscle bound frame of Hellboy, a hulking crimson-skinned warrior of supernatural creation. On the trail of a crazed witch, Hellboy uncovers a fiendish plot for world domination and must rush to defeat the crazed Hermann von Klempt before he can exert his evil will on a hapless world.

'Ship Simulator 2006' - v1.8 Patches Available NOW

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

Ship Simulator 2006 puts you at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea, where they will need to perform a multitude of tasks, all set within a stunning 3D environment. This update brings your retail game to v1.8 and optimizes loading, and fixes a damage problem...

'Pinball FX' (X360) Announced - Screens

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

Through Xbox Live Arcade Pinball FX will offer an unparalleled pinball experience for novices and experts alike, combining the arcade thrills of traditional pinball with enhanced gameplay and exciting, innovative features not found in any other pinball game.

'The Chronicles of Riddick' (Xbox) Coming to Xbox 360 ?

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 4:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

One of the better games on the original Xbox was no doubt Chronicles of Riddick : Escape from Butcher Day, but so far it has not been added to the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility list. According to OXM there is a good reason why, as they reveal that Vivendi's action game might be making an appearance on Microsoft's next-gen console. No further details were given, so speculations whether this will be a remake or downloadable through Xbox Live are going rampant.

'Paragraph 78' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 4:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

1C revealed the first Paragraph 78 details, an FPS game developed by Gajin based on the Russian movie with the same name. You are part of a group of former special forces soldiers assigned to duty on a secret missile base, when "things" start going wrong.

Rebel Monkey Studio Formed

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 2:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Casual game industry vets Margaret Wallace and Nicholas Fortugno today announced the launch of Rebel Monkey, a new casual game development studio focusing on creating the next generation of high quality casual games to entertain and entice audiences worldwide.

'The Settlers II: The Next Generation - The Vikings' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced The Vikings addon for Blue Byte's strategy 2D to 3D remake The Settlers II: The Next Generation, which will obviously add the Viking race, new campaign with 12 missions, all other races become playable in singleplayer, new quest system, and more.

'Hellgate: London' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 12:57 a.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, Hellgate: London introduces a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 12:27 a.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.

Wii Review - 'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2'

by Andrew Hayward on Feb. 5, 2007 @ 12:18 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Combining action, fighting and light RPG elements, Budokai Tenkaichi 2 will send players into a rich story mode that spans the entire Dragon Ball, DBZ, and Dragon Ball GT series.