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'War Leaders: Clash of Nations' - 18 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 9:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Leaders: Clash of Nations will expand upon the RTS genre by placing gamers in the roles of the major leaders of WWII, including Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. Political, diplomatic and economic decision making will be key to success, while sound tactical strategies will ensure victory on the battlefield.

'Dawn of War' MMO in the Works?

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 7:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A job recruitment page for several open positions at THQ's internal development studio Relic Entertainment reveals multiple projects are in the works, but while most descriptions are ambiguous, one provides some interesting info. Relic is looking for a Senior Network Programmer to work on a Dawn of War project, which could mean any number of things, if it weren't the requirement of proven MMO development experience, as well as client, server architecture and TCP/IP networking. To top it all off, the listing also mentions Xbox Live, GameSpy, Quazal and Demonware, possibly indicating a multiplatform MMO.

'UEFA Champions League 2006-2007' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA will celebrate Europe's most prestigious club soccer tournament, May's UEFA Champions League, with the launch of UEFA Champions League 2006-2007, which will ship to stores worldwide on March 20, 2007.

Commodore Introduces Its New PC Lineup

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new breed of gaming PCs with the highest specifications available for gamers and featuring a level of personalisation never before seen is launched tomorrow at CeBIT 2007 by Commodore Gaming. The new range includes four different models from an entry level gaming PC to an extreme specification model which is optimised to the highest level.

Various Game Trailers #1031

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 4:38 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:

  • Grim Grimoire [PS2] - Trailer (2)
  • Belief & Betrayal - Trailer
  • The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar - Town of Bree Trailer
  • Mushroom Men [ALL] - Trailer #2
  • Fury - Trailer #2


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

'Pogo Island' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 3:08 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Def Jam: Icon' - Demo Coming to PlayStation Store

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 2:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Def Jam: Icon infuses hip-hop music, culture and lifestyle into the gameplay, bringing unique and innovative content to the next generation of gaming. Sony announced that tomorrow PS3 owners will be able to download a demo for EA's Def Jam Icon, as well as free trailers for Resistance: Fall of Man, Disturbia, Premonition, and Shooter.

'1701 AD' - Updated v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Weigh anchor, sail the seven seas, explore new continents and foreign cultures. Demonstrate your strategic skills, business acumen and diplomatic finesse. Revel in the jubilant cheers of your people – but don't disappoint them. This v1.01 patch is for the US version and while it fixes the same issues as the original patch, it also addresses an uninstall issue.

'Penumbra: Overture' - 2 Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 12:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Penumbra: Overture is an innovative first person horror game utilizing physics for interaction and puzzles. The game is set in an underground facility on Greenland where the protagonist searches for information regarding his late father.

'Opoona' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Opoona is a “lifestyle RPG, where you, as Opoona, descendant of brave warriors, known as Cosmo Guards, must adapt to a new environment, meet new people, get a job, all while becoming aware of the precious world and people surrounding him.

'Sparta: Ancient Wars' Game Features - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sparta: Ancient Wars will deliver innovative and high quality RTS based on historical events and timelines, and not feature myths or legends. Based on the historical background of Spartans' high culture, there will appear huge ancient battles on your screen, enabled by a brand new stunning 3D engine.

'Culdcept SAGA' (X360) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced that Culdcept SAGA will be released this summer for the X360 and feature online competitive gameplay via Xbox Live. Culdcept SAGA combines the thrilling luck and strategy of a board game with the depth of a trading card game to create a unique twist on traditional turn-based play.

'Spider-Man 3' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on Sony Pictures Entertainment's Columbia Pictures' upcoming feature film, Spider-Man 3 allows players to experience the actions of heroic red-suited Spider-Man and, for the first time ever, his darker, more mysterious black-suited persona.

Got Game Gets 'Puzzle Scape' (PSP)

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment announced taking over the North American publishing reins for Farmind's block-busting puzzle game Puzzle Scape for the PSP. Players will experience a hypnotic world of entrancing electronic music and brilliant, interactive evolutionary backgrounds, from cells to dreamlike landscapes.

'Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam' (GBA/NDS/Wii) Also Coming to PS2

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Downhill Jam delivers a skateboard experience focused on head-to-head racing, allowing players to feel the breakneck speed of downhill competition as they tear up the world's steepest terrains while performing tricks and outmaneuvering opponents. Now also coming to PS2, with extra and exclusive content.

'Frontline: Fields of Thunder' Gets Encyclopedia - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frontline: Fields of Thunder is a new RTS series where players are taken to the frontline, where the gameplay is going back to its RTS roots - inspired by games like Blitzkrieg. With state of the art graphics and an overhauled interface, players will find themselves challenged in many different environments and settings.

PC Preview - 'Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade'

by Alicia on March 14, 2007 @ 5:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Beaterator' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 5:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar announces Beaterator, a powerful music mixer with robust beatmaking features, as well as a highly addictive collection of original music and rhythm games and challenge modes - all available in the palm of your hand.

'Rush for Berlin: Rush for the Bomb' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This Rush for Berlin add-on consists of two campaigns for the Germans and Allies with 12 missions each, which take place in previously unseen venues such as Norway, the Iberian peninsula, and the Balearic Islands.

Wednesday March 14, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 4:45 a.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:

'World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Series of Poker: Tournament of Champions takes a story-based approach as it puts players on the Circuit as a newly turned poker pro and under the wing of Chris “Jesus” Ferguson as his protégé. Activision has released the first patch, addressing various gameplay issues, bugs and crashes.

'Eternal Sonata' (X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 3:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai's Eternal Sonata, previously known as Trusty Bell, is an RPG for the next generation, taking full advantage of the Xbox 360, boasting gorgeous graphics, 3-D character models, and a groundbreaking battle system.

'Cleopatra: A Queen's Destiny' Announced

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nobilis announces Kheops Studio' Cleopatra: A Queen's Destiny, an adventure game in which the player will be plunged in the tormented period of the Antique Egypt. Help the young new queen Cleopatra to take the good decisions for her Empire and become the queen of kings. Scheduled for Q3 2007, your quest will lead you through Alexandria and all its mythic monuments like: the Library or the Lighthouse of Alexandria.

'Dawn of Magic' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | 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.

Acoustic Wave Prevents Game Addiction

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Korean Times is reporting that Korean venture start-up Xtive has developed an inaudible sound sequence, based on subliminal effects, which it claims can prevent obsessive use of online games, thus giving hope to game addicts. Xtive spent about a year to create the sound sequence geared toward addressing the addiction to multiplayer games, a serious social problem in Asia, even resulting in deaths after long playing sessions.

'The Godfather Blackhand Edition' (Wii) - 5 Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Godfather Blackhand Edition puts you at the center of the action in one of history's most revered cinematic masterpieces, allowing you to choose your path as you rise from lowly outsider to envied and feared Don in a living world 1945-1955 New York.

'Treasure Island Z' (Wii) Revealed

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest Famitsu issue reveals that Capcom is working on a new Wii exclusive adventure game, Treasure Island Z. Under the direction of Eiichirou Sasaki (Resident Evil : Outbreak) and producer Hironobu Takeshita (Ultimate Ghosts'N Goblins), Treasure Island Z has you play a young pirate in search of treasure, using the Wiimote to solve puzzles. No further information was divulged...

'Cooking Mama: Cook Off' (Wii) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 2:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cooking Mama: Cook Off is a unique 2 player family game designed specifically for the Wii. Step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe, help Mama cook international dishes from 10 different nations and watch as the realistic foods actually change in appearance based on your actions!

'Halo 2' Launch Title for Windows Live, Coming this May

by Rainier on March 14, 2007 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that the Windows equivalent of Xbox Live debuts on May 8, 2007, simultaniously with the launch of the Windows Vista version of Halo 2. Games for Windows — LIVE will connect Windows gamers to gamers already in the Xbox LIVE community, read more for all the details ...

Xbox 360 Review - 'Bullet Witch'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on March 14, 2007 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Bullet Witch is an action adventure taking place in the exceedingly bleak near future of 2013. Civilization is on the brink of extinction after demons begin appearing on the earth, and the player wades into the fray as a witch named Alicia.