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PS2 Review - 'God of War II'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 12, 2007 @ 11:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

God of War II is a groundbreaking, PS2-exclusive, combat action-adventure game based on Greek mythology, where you will get reacquainted with the vicious ex-Spartan warrior Kratos and embark on the continuing epic odyssey.

'God of War' Coming to PSP and PS3

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 10:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier tonight, SCEA had a God of War II launch party at the San Francisco Metreon, where GoW 2 director Cory Barlog confirmed the previously disclosed PSP edition, stating that it will be an all-new game that is a continuation and fleshing-out of the PS2 version, with no rehashing of old assets. If that weren't enough, Barlog also revealed a PS3 version will be coming somewhere down the road, supporting 1080p, and SixAxis "rumble" support.

'Crysis' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 7:34 p.m. PDT | 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.

Various Game Trailers #1029

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 7:27 p.m. PDT | 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:

  • Spectrobes [NDS] - Trailer (2)
  • CnC 3: Tiberium Wars [X360/PC] - Vision Cam Trailer
  • Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings [NDS] - Trailer
  • World in Conflict - Dreamhack Trailer
  • Army of Two [PS3/X360] - Trailer #3


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

Acclaim Games Reaches One Million Registered Users

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 7:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim Games announces a major milestone with over 1 million registered players in just over a year since its rebirth as a free to play online game publisher.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07' (Wii) - 7 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 7:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At home or on the go, challenge the world's top golfers in all-new PGA TOUR Mode, featuring training sessions, practice, and The FedEx Cup, the new PGA TOUR championship playoff system. Hone your skills in the all-new Shooting Gallery, then play as or against 11 players, including John Daly, on 12 championship courses.

'Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade' Demo Coming Thursday

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | 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. DreamCatcher will release a singeplayer demo Thursday, March 17, which we will of course have available on our fileserver network.

'FlatOut: Total Carnage' (X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 4:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

FlatOut: Total Carnage is a re-imagining of FlatOut 2 rebuilt from the ground up and specifically developed to make use of the additional feature sets and improved processing ability of third generation technologies.

'Rogue Warrior' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Intelligent A.I.

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 4:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rogue Warrior is a story-driven tactical FPS putting you in the boots of a Navy SEAL who leads a team behind enemy lines in North Korea on a covert mission to assess the threat posed by the country's nuclear arsenal. Bethesda announced that it has signed Kynogon's Kynapse AI technology to power Rogue Warrior.

'The Godfather' (PS3/Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 3:05 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates of the Burning Sea is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. You play a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, as you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep.

'Assassin's Creed' (ALL) Novel Trilogy Announced

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pocket Books announced it has acquired world rights to publish the novelization of Ubisoft's upcoming action/adventure game Assassin's Creed (from the makers of the Prince of Persia). Set in the year 1191, you play the role of Altair, fighting to save the Holy Land from war and corruption.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Judy on March 12, 2007 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan.

'Code Lyoko' (NDS) Also Coming to the Wii

by Judy on March 12, 2007 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Game Factory today announced that it is publishing a new Wii title based on the animated high-tech action-adventure series, "Code Lyoko." The new "Code Lyoko" game will be based on the fourth season of the popular series and is due for release in Q4 2007.

Monday, March 12, 2007, Shipping Announcements

by Judy on March 12, 2007 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | 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:

'Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars' (PC) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Battle it out online with native VOIP, integrated clan support, and new spectator modes that let you play RTS games like a sport.

'SpaceForce: Rogue Universe' Announced

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space itself is waiting for you to be dominated in JoWooD's 3D space experience Space Force: Rogue Universe, also known as Spaceforce 2. On your path through a yet unknown universe, you can fight, trade or smuggle to earn respect, wealth and fame. In the end, your reputation is all that counts – your goal is to become the best-known pilot in space.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' (PS3/X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop, two superpower alliances emerge. Join the battle on the frontlines of tomorrow as the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance.

'JAWS Unleashed' (PS2) Joins Greatest Hits Lineup

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco announced that its JAWS Unleashed video game for the PS2 has been added to the Greatest Hits lineup, and now retails for $19.99.

'Bleach' (Wii) - 49 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bleach is a Wii exclusive anime hack & slash game making full use of the Wiimote to control your characters movement and attacks. Currently only announced as a Japanese Wii launch title, no information for Europe or North America is available at this point.

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Everyone's favorite totally tubular turtles bring their radical ninja skills to Xbox Live Arcade. Konami's 1989 arcade classic, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 beginning Wednesday, March 14 at 0900 GMT (2 a.m. PDT).

'Sword of the New World' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Simon The Sorcerer: Chaos Happens' - v1.1 German Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simon The Sorcerer 4 mainly focusses around logical and challenging puzzles, with barely any action parts, the controls will be similar to other point & click adventures like the more recent The Westerner and Ankh.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | 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.

Three Additional Classic Titles Added to the Wii Shop Channel

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | 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: Tecmo Bowl, Double Dungeons, and Sonic Spinball.

'Loki' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Loki is Cyanide Studio's latest hack 'n slash action/RPG where you go 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.

PS2/PS3/X360 Preview - 'Stuntman: Ignition'

by Thomas Wilde on March 12, 2007 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Forza Motorsport 2' (X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | 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 plenty of customization options. Microsoft revealed that more than 50 muscle cars will be featured in Forza 2.

'Steel Panthers: World War 2 - WinSPWW2' - v2.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WinSPWW2 features true combined arms warfare from 1930 through 1946, an era that saw the theories of J.F.C. Fuller and Giulio Douhet put to the test as the world burned. This v2.0 patch provides several fixes, tweaks, and enhancements, but also new scenarios, maps, and various upgrades.

'Steel Fury' - 38 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Events in the game are based on the little-known offensive operation, conducted by the Red Army from May 12 to 28, 1942. In the course of German counterattack, three Soviet Armies were surrounded and forced through fierce fighting to leave from the "meat grinder" of the Barvenkovskiy Kotel.

'Condemned 2' In Development ?

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Condemned: Criminal Origins allowed players to experience an unnatural level of psychological tension as they use their instincts, forensic tools, and melee combat to track serial killers and bring them to justice. According the online UK retailer Play.com, SEGA is developing "a superb sequel of brilliantly brutal bloody hand to hand brawling..." tentatively scheduled for late November 2007.

'After Burner: Black Falcon' (PSP) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2007 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After Burner: Black Falcon is the first arcade-style flight combat title for the PSP, combining intensive air combat with explosive gameplay, whilst allowing players to relive the experience of the classic After Burner arcade game.

PS2 Review - 'Ghost Rider'

by Rusty Bailey on March 12, 2007 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ghost Rider offers a unique combination of high impact combat and motorcycle action. Johnny Blaze is Ghost Rider, destined to haunt America’s highways, visiting his righteous wrath upon the souls of the wicked and the damned.

PC Review - 'Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption'

by Greg Hale on March 12, 2007 @ 12:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption presents a new, unique point of view of the Galactic Civil War as, for the first time ever, you play as an aspiring Underworld figure. Corruption runs through your veins and drives your desire to become the most notorious criminal leader since Jabba the Hutt.