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'Theme Park' (NDS) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 6:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA's NDS exclusive Theme Park allows players to create, manage, and develop their own fun-filled park, packed with amazing rides, enticing shops and engaging sideshows, all via an intuitive Touch Screen interface.

'Sam & Max Ep.3: The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 6:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The commissioner is looking into an underground operation at the Ted E. Bear Mafia-Free Playland and Casino, but the mole he sent in has suddenly gone quiet. To find the mole, Sam & Max must infiltrate the operation and become members of the Toy Mafia themselves. Give the demo a try..

Various Game Trailers #1002

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 5:30 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:

  • Titan Quest: Immortal Throne - Trailer #2
  • UEFA Champions League 2006-2007 [ALL] - Dev Diary #1
  • The Warriors [PSP] - Trailer #2
  • Armored Core 4 [X360] - Japanese TV Spot
  • Def Jam: Icon [PS3/X360] - Trailer (4)
  • Vampire's Rain [X360] - Intro Movie


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

'Theatre of War' Nearing Completion - 70 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 4:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Theatre of War depicts stunningly authentic battles of World War II between 1939-1945. Command hundreds of different unit types in 5 historically accurate campaigns (US, UK, Soviet, German, French and Polish). After months of additional work and development, Theatre of War is nearly ready for the international release.

'Bass Tournament Tycoon' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 4:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bass Tournament Tycoon is a game where players can create their dream bass lake, manage their own bass fishing tournament and can compete in a pro tournament to test their skills against the field.

Atari's Q3 2007 Financial Results Still No Good

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari announced financial results for its Q3 2007 ending December 31, 2006. Net revenue dropped more than 50% from last year's $100M to $47.3M, while net revenue went from $81.6M to $46M. Hopefully next month's lineup will bring change to that, as Atari will release Bullet Witch (X360), DBZ: Shin Budokai 2 (PSP), and Test Drive Unlimited (PC/PS2), along with other titles.

'NBA Street Homecourt' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 2:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NBA Street series expands on the fast-paced and larger-than-life 3-on-3 basketball gameplay, creating a hyper-real world that merges legendary courts with the hometown courts of your favorite NBA stars into one seamless city of streetball moments.

'Savage 2: A Tortured Soul' - Create-A-Map Contest

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 12:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

S2 Games today announced a Create-a-Map contest, which will see contestants designing a map concept for its upcoming MMO Savage 2: A Tortured Soul. The winner will have his map included in the final version and receive a Nintendo Wii, as well as a production credit in the game.

'Warhound' (X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 10:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhound is an FPP shooter where you make a career of the elite mercenary. When you are not working, you get new licenses and improve. When at work, you take part in the hottest world conflicts. Because you are a Warhound - an elite mercenary on the side of good.

Thursday February 8, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 10:35 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:

'Bleach DS 2nd' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA is releasing the second Bleach episode in Japan mid February, adding new characters to its 2D Fighting game, bringing the total to 40, as well as online multiplayer capabilities for up to 4 players. Bleach DS 2nd also features a scenario by manga guru Tite Kubo.

Buena Vista Games Now Known As Disney Interactive Studios

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Disney announced that henceforth Buena Vista Games will be known as Disney Interactive Studios reflecting a change in creativity, the weight of Disney content in their portfolio, and the enormous value consumers see in the Disney brand. DIS will publish both Disney and non-Disney branded video games for all platforms worldwide under the company's consumer brands including Disney, ABC and Touchstone.

'Sonic and The Secret Rings' (Wii) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 9:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sonic and The Secret Rings stars the Blue dude with the ‘tude on his first solo adventure since the original Sonic The Hedgehog in '91. This intense and exciting action game combines high-speed action with easy to play controls to offer a brand new experience!

EA Shuts Down Japan Studio

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 9:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Only operational for about three years, EA confirmed today that it will be closing down its Japanese development studio as part of a consolidation, and instead will focus on working with external Japanese developers. The studio's three titles still under development, Theme Park DS, Sim City DS, and Dragon Zakura DS (based on a Japanese TV & Manga series), will continue until completion, after which it will close its doors.

'TimeO' (PS3/X360) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 9:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TimeO follows the adventures of two die-hard New Yorkers who get trapped deep in the shadow world of a parallel New York.

Strategy First Gets Into Casual Gaming

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Strategy First has signed the digital distribution rights for multiple casual games from Xing Interactive. Among the titles signed are The Dark Legions' which has sold over 100,000 units in retail alone, and Bubu Kong, which features franchise characters from the Super Nanat & the Alyssa series.

'The Show' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Currently only scheduled for Europe, The Show is an action RTS, with a story that catapults the player into fantastic, gripping futuristic scenario. The easy-to-use intuitive resource system of The Show allows for fast, action-packed battles.

Xbox Live Arcade Exec Joins PopCap Games as VP

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 6:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PopCap Games announced that it has hired former Xbox Live Arcade GM Greg Canessa as its new Vice President, video game platforms. Mr. Canessa will be extending PopCap's puzzle, word and simple action games on new and existing video game platforms, including consoles, handhelds, and related online gaming services.

'Arena Wars Reloaded' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 5:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sporting various new features, and a new graphics engine, Arena Wars Reloaded is an action strategy game focusing once again on fast-paced RTS action and multiplayer mayhem.

'Sword of the New World' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 4:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

K2 Network's Sword of the New World is modeled after Europe’s exploration of the New World, allowing players to create and simultaneously control a family of characters utilizing the excusive Multiple Character Control system.

'Quake 4' - v1.4 Win32/Linux BETA Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 4:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software has released a new Win32/Linux Quake 4 v1.4 BETA patch, adding a host of features such as: refined hitboxes, optimized sound and network code, configurable fps caps, weapon balancing, server direct autodownloading, addonpak fixes, but most importantly a new spectator support to Quake 4, Q4TV.

Acclaim Opens '9Dragons' Beta Test - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 4:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

9Dragons is an authentic martial arts MMO set in ancient China, where you, through training and quests, reach your destiny as a master of the martial arts. Acclaim launched the Open Beta testing for 9Dragons, and while European distributor Persistent Worlds recently closed shop, Acclaim will begin providing service for 9Dragons in Europe on a dedicated European server.

'Def Jam: Icon' (X360) Demo Available on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 3:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As promised EA has released a 400 mb Def Jam: Icon demo on Xbox Live, showcasing the gas station level and 2 hip-hop celebrity fighters, Big Boi and T.I., as well as their respective hit songs, Kryptonite and Top Back.

'Burnout Dominator' (PSP/PS2) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 3:52 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.

Sony Releases v3.11 PSP Firmware

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 3:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has released a new v3.11 PSP firmware update, and while details are still sketchy, it adds a Game Reset feature fixing compatibility issues for certain PlayStation Network titles (such as R-Type). Of course this update currently only applies to North America and Asia, as the PS3 is not out yet in Europe.

'The Settlers VI' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 2:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Settlers VI will focus on building larger and more fortified cities as well as planning and optimization in a medieval world. Attributes that are typical of the series are once again the focus of the game, create magnificent cities and inhabit them with hundreds of settlers going about their daily lives.

'Officers' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 2:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The non-linear plot of Officers preserves the established facts of the origins of WWII and allows gamers to lead any of three sides to victory: USSR, Germany and Allies (GB and USA). The game recreates the real structures of all participants' armies, using the real arsenal, equipment and military techniques.

'Undercover:­ Operation Wintersun' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 2:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Undercover is an adventure game set during the Second World War, in the heart of war-torn Europe. The tantalizing story revolves around a horrible What-If scenario, tackling myths and undiscovered secrets and gives all new insights into the terrifying machinations of this era.

'Heart of Empire: Rome' Gets Cancelled

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After previously being delayed until Q1 2007, Paradox Interactive announced it has cancelled Deep Red's strategy and simulation game. Heart of Empire: Rome lets you build & control ancient Rome in glorious real-time 3D. No details as to whether this means the development is halted or just Paradox dropping the title. Deep Silver confirmed to us, they also are no longer publishing HoE: Rome.

'Loki' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A fantasy voyage through the great mythologies, Loki, an action/RPG, allows you to take on the role of one of the 4 heroes of the game, each drawn from a different mythology : a mighty Norse fighter, a fierce Greek warrior, a powerful Egyptian magician or an Aztec shaman who masters the secrets of the spirit world.

PS2 Review - 'NFL Street 3'

by Nicolus Baslock on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 2:06 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

With NFL Street 3 you can play your style of football both on the ground and in the air in this newest iteration of the popular NFL STREET franchise. Show off your style and boost your score by performing stunning aerial moves, jumping into the air and collecting special items and game modifiers that hover above the playing field.

Sony's DICE 2007 Keynote Reveals New SOE Title

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 1:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

During last night's DICE 2007 keynote speech, Sony Digital Pictures President Yair Landau revealed a yet-unannounced Sony Online title, codenamed Vista, which is a snub at Microsoft, since the game was recently delayed. Taking elements from various movies such as James Bond and Bourne Identity, Vista is spy/action game featuring cooperative, team-oriented objectives and PVP, showing lots of Bond-esque gadgetry, including a tricked-out BMW-like car, where agents were battling it out with a slew of street thugs. No further details were given, but now that the cat is out of the bag, more info should follow shortly.

'Pet Alien' (NDS) - 60 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2007 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Pet Alien is an action/adventure game based on the CGI animated TV series of the same name, in which a group of aliens try to help a young boy they've taken up residence with.