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'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' Goes GOLD! - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 10:39 p.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 intelligent enemies, a diversity of weapons, possibility to control machinery, detailed and interactive game world, in a team based story-driven single player game, and multiplayer with numerous modes. At its Gamers Day earlier this evening THQ's Exec VP Kelly Flock announced STALKER has gone gold.

'SKATE' (PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 10:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SKATE will deliver the feel of skating through innovative controls, authentic cameras and a fully reactive skateboarding city. The game features professional skaters such as Danny Way and PJ Ladd, as well as a reactive city and relevant in-game cameras that capture and deliver the most authentic skateboard experience to date.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) Trailer Coming March 29

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 10:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar has settled the San Andreas lawsuit; all parties involved "agreed to engage in settlement discussions with the hope of amicably resolving this matter." With one GTA issue dealt with, Rockstar moved on and announced the first GTA IV trailer will be released March 29. Since the GTA franchise uses the in-game engine for its cinematics, we should see the first real footage using Table Tennis' RAGE engine.

'Shrek The Third' (ALL) - Features & 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 10:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shrek The Third will take players on an all-new adventure filled with fun and exciting new challenges, never-before-seen characters and environments, plus the same humor we've come to love from Shrek and the gang.

Various Game Trailers #1020

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 9:53 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:

  • Dark Sector [PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • Alien Syndrome [PS2/Wii] - Trailer
  • Calling All Cars [PS3] - Trailer Pack
  • Def Jam: Icon [PS3/X360] - Custom Soundtrack Trailer
  • The Sacred Rings - Trailer #2
  • Virtua Tennis 3 ALL] - Super Bingo Trailer


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

Nintendo's Wii Will Outsell Xbox 360 and PS3

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 9:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Now that Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo all have their consoles on the market, IDC's market research indicates none of them will dominate the market in the next five years like the PS2 dominated during the last cycle; however, Nintendo's Wii will outship and outsell the 360 and PS3 in 2007 and 2008.

'Call of Juarez' (X360/PC) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 9:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Call of Juarez is situated in 19th-century Wild West featuring fast-paced revolver duels using historically accurate firearms, horseback riding, and memorable locations combined with top-notch graphics and an enthralling soundtrack to immerse both casual and hardcore players.

Vicious Cycle Software' Middleware Engine Gets Wii Approval

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 9:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Vicious Cycle Software announced that the its cross-platform middleware solution, Vicious Engine, has joined Nintendo's Wii Third Party Tools Program.

'The Godfather' (PS3/Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 9:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Godfather The Don's Edition (PS3) includes The Corleone Expansion Pack with new gameplay and missions while The Godfather Blackhand Edition (Wii) gives an enhanced combat experience with Wiimotion-based Blackhand Control.

'Ultimate Baseball Online' Gets New Features

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 9:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultimate Baseball Online has introduced some exciting new features and activities for solo players in the latest edition of the game. While UBO is still the most exciting real-time team sport on the internet, a number of new additions catering specifically to the solo player will be introduced in March 2007.

'Silverfall' - 9 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 8:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Silverfall is a fantasy-style RPG using advanced 3D graphics and fascinating storyline, featuring large free-roaming environments, 4 customizable and playable races, 150 monsters, single- and multiplayer (co-op and PvP), ragdoll effects, day/night cycle, particle effects and the latest shaders.

Immersion and Sony Settle Patent Lawsuit

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 3:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Immersion and Sony Computer Entertainment announced they have agreed to conclude their patent litigation at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and have entered into a new business agreement to explore the inclusion of Immersion technology in PlayStation products.

'Legend of the Dragon' (NDS/PSP/PS2/Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 2:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Legend of the Dragon is a 3rd person action game with RPG components, featuring fantastic martial arts movements from the TV series. As in the series, players will find Twelve Signs of the Ancient Chinese Zodiac, each with its own temple, and each temple with its own guardian.

'Sam & Max Episode 4: Abe Lincoln Must Die' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 1:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The President of the United States has lost it. Federally mandated group hugs, a pudding embargo... what's next, gun control? Sam & Max are off to Washington to take care of this bozo, but the political climate will only get stormier... and a new power will rise…

'Tomb Raider: Anniversary' (PSP/PS2/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 1:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Using an enhanced ‘Tomb Raider: Legend’ game engine, the graphics, technology and physics bring Lara’s adventure and pursuit of a mystical artefact known only as the Scion right up to today’s technology standards and will offer gamers a completely new gameplay experience.

'Global Agenda' Announced

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 1:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Independent developer Hi-Rez Studios announced their debut title Global Agenda, a mission-based action MMORPG using Unreal Engine 3, set in a near future world of espionage and tactical covert operations.

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

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 12:39 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.

'Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs' - v1.03 Patch in the Works

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 12:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While hard at work on Halo Wars, Ensemble Studios is also putting the finishing touches on a new AoE III: The WarChiefs v1.03 patch, bringing balance and unit tweaks to just about all the races.

'Smash Court Tennis 3' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced Smash Court Tennis 3, where players compete as or against 16 of their favorite Pro-Tennis stars including #1 ranked Roger Federer and 2006 French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin.

Kuju Renames Brighton Studio Into Zoë Mode

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 11:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kuju announced that it has renamed its Brighton studio, known for Sony's Eyetoy and Singstar titles, currently working on SEGA's Crush, into Zoë Mode.

'Dawn of Magic' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dawn of Magic, also known as Blood Magic, is an action/RPG where the weapon of choice is magic. In this game, the player controls an Unlikely Hero in an ambitious search through many hostile environments looking for Modo, the ethereal being bent on destroying the world.

All EA Games Music Available on iTunes

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 9:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced that starting today the music from its best-selling games, from Madden to Need for Speed, will be available for purchase from the iTunes Store, including exclusive mixes, non-album cuts and previously unavailable international tracks.

'Championship Manager 2007' (ALL) - 12 Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 6:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Championship Manager 2007 is a totally new iteration of the best-selling football management simulation, now also coming to consoles. Championship Manager 2007 features a vibrant new look and an intuitive control system, making the game even more playable than before.

'Dreamfall Chapters' Announced

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 6:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dreamfall Chapters begins right where Dreamfall: The Longest Journey ended, continuing the epic saga of the twin worlds of science and magic in a brand new format.

'Heatseeker' (PSP/PS2/Wii) - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 6:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Heatseeker will strap you into the pilot’s seat and deliver an exhilarating white-knuckle ride that’ll have you clutching the joypad as you engage in face-melting 6G turns and fight against a seemingly-impossible amount of airborne enemies.

Thursday March 1, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 6:08 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:

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 4:51 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 intelligent enemies, a diversity of weapons, possibility to control machinery, detailed and interactive game world, in a team based story-driven single player game, and multiplayer with numerous modes.

'Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 4:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday is a stand-alone expansion pack which includes the original and boasts a WW III scenario, a complete scenario editor, as well as an extended timeline. This v1.3 patch adds new features, AI tweaks, bugfixes, gameplay balancing and various scenario adjustments.

PSP Preview - 'Brooktown High: Senior Year'

by Thomas Wilde on March 1, 2007 @ 4:09 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Set against the drama and excitement of players' senior year of high school, Brooktown High: Senior Year for the PSP is a groundbreaking social interaction and dating simulation that challenges players to create their own characters and find the girl or boy of their dreams.

'Shadowrun' (X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 4:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shadowrun is a team-based FPS set in a world where ancient magic blends with modern weapons and advanced technology to form a revolution in multiplayer FPS gaming, allowing PC and X360 gamers to play against each other.

2K Games Pins Down 'BioShock' (X360/PC) Release Date

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 3:58 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. Publisher 2K Games has confirmed that BioShock's street date is set for Tuesday, August 21, 2007.

Editorial Spotlight: March 2007

by Andrew Hayward on March 1, 2007 @ 3:46 a.m. PST | Filed under Editorials

To shine a light on the better releases of each month, we have come up with the monthly Spotlight feature. Having scoured the release lists for the upcoming month, we picked the 5 titles that we believe have the most potential to satisfy your gaming needs across all platforms and genres. Without any further ado, here are our recommendations for March 2007.

'Loki' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 3:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Loki is Cyanide Studio's latest hack 'n slash action/RPG where you on an incredible journey through four great mythologies. Loki allows the player to take-on the role of one of four heroes - a mighty Norse warrior, a fierce Greek fighter, a powerful Egyptian sorcerer or a skilled Aztec shaman.

THQ Extends 'Warhammer 40K' License, Confirms MMO

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 3:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ announced that it has entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with Games Workshop for the Warhammer 40,000 franchise through 2013. The deal covers PC and all handheld and console platforms, and includes a Warhammer MMO.

Ex-EA Executives Form New Casual Game Developer/Publisher

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 3:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

D2C Games today formally emerged as a creative publishing leader of innovative and social game experiences delivered through a direct download distribution model.

'Spectrobes' (NDS) - 60 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 3:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spectrobes, an anime-inspired action/RPG by the makers of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, are prehistoric creatures that possess special powers, and hold the key to defeating a vicious and merciless force, known only as the Krawl and threatens to destroy the galaxy.

'Citizen Zero' Cancelled in Favor of New Spy-Themed MMO

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Australian MMO developer Micro Forté announced that it has cancelled development on the Citizen Zero project, with internal development now focused on a top secret spy-themed MMO.

'Gang War' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 2:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gang War is an RTS game which possesses both strategic and action elements. At any point in time, you can jump down and take control of your individual gang members. The game then changes from strategy to action, where you're free to do anything from stealing vehicles to mugging citizens.

PC Review - 'War Front: Turning Point'

by Tim McCullough on March 1, 2007 @ 2:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

War Front: Turning Point explores an alternate World War II, one in which Hitler is assassinated in the early days, and you will take command of experimental weapons, prototype vehicles and units rarely seen in strategy games in an attempt to alter or secure the historical outcome of World War II.

'Call of Duty: Roads to Victory' (PSP) - 3 New Screens

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

Call of Duty: Roads to Victory delivers the intensity of being closer than ever to the fury of combat during the battle for the Liberation of Paris, the most harrowing campaign of WWII, known as The Normandy Breakout.

Take Two Developing New 'Civilizations' Title

by Rainier on March 1, 2007 @ 12:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After several preliminary financials statements, due to the internal backdating investigation, Take Two has finally released a final 2006 statement. Overall revenue is slightly down, and last year it recorded a loss, compared to a small profit the year prior. Most interesting is the mention of a new installment in Sid Meier's Civilization strategy franchise, scheduled for fiscal 2008, which means no earlier than Nov. 1st, 2007.