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'ANNO 1701' Add-on in the Works - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 5:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The yet-unnamed ANNO 1701 Add-on contains a campaign comprising 11 exciting missions, a world editor, and four interesting new computer player profiles. The Add-on generally has an Asiatic look and the relevant flair to go with it. It will arrive in stores in Q3 2007, and every fan will be able to upgrade their ANNO 1701.

'Hoshigami Remix' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aksys Games announced its first game for the Nintendo DS, Hoshigami Remix, a remake of the popular strategy RPG originally released on the PlayStation One, for release in the summer of 2007.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 3:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Khaeon Games, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, Spellborn uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' (PS3/X360/PC) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in the ultimate online strategic shooter. Pre-order on March 26th at Gamestop and on April 12th at Best Buy, and secure your preferred username, receive special edition collector's cards, as well as an exclusive poster.

'Stuntman: Ignition' (PS2/PS3/X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Gaming Addiction's Negative Impact Not As Widespread

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A psychologist at the University of Bolton has shown in a study investigating levels of gaming addiction that Internet computer gaming is potentially damaging for players' work, home and social life, but 10% less widespread as previously indicated.

'Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars' (X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 2:29 p.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.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' (ALL) Confiscated in Mexico

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 2:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a follow-up to our previous story about Juarez Mayor Héctor Murguía Lardizábal's outrage over the fact that Ubisoft's GRAW 2 depicts his town in a bad light, Mexican newspaper El Diario is now reporting that the governor of Chihuahua, Jose Reyes Baeza Terraces, has basically outlawed the game and ordered to seize all retail copies. Mexican border town Juarez, a known hotbed for all sorts of criminals, is one of the locations in GRAW 2 where you hunt down terrorists (thanks GamePolitics).

'Ninja Gaiden Sigma' (PS3) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ninja Gaiden Sigma is a PS3 exclusive, with an improved combat system, updated graphics, new weapons, exclusive character, locations, and the ability to wield dual katanas.

'Medieval II: Kingdoms' Addon Revealed

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA is working on an expansion pack for its 3D RTS game Medieval 2: Total War. While details are still limited the Kingdom addon will include 4 new campaigns, 13 new factions with no less than 150 new units. No mention of a tentative release date was revealed, but an official announcement is expected soon ...

'Paradise City' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV USA's Paradise City is a blended action-RPG and strategy game, developed by Sirius Games, that asks the player to infiltrate a gang-infested city on the Eastern seaboard in order to root out rampant corruption and violence.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion' - v1.2 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oblivion is a single-player game that takes place in Tamriel's capital province, Cyrodiil. You are given the task of finding the hidden heir to a throne that sits empty, the previous emperor having been killed by an unknown assassin. Bethesda has released a new v1.2 patch which addresses various bugs, crashes, and 2 quests issues.

'Galactic Civilizations II Gold' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 10:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II Gold is the retail version of GalCiv 2 and the Dark Avatar expansion, eliminating of two of the game’s alien races but introducing several new ones. This demo includes all features from the game+ expansion, but restricted to 150 turns, medium-Sized Galaxies Only, hard coded to the mid-range settings on all setup options, no scenarios, no custom maps, and playable up to 4 players per game (i.e. 3 computer-controlled).

'Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation' (X360) Officially Announced

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai America officially announced Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation. Online for the first time, via Xbox Live, players will be able to experience Ace Combat on a massive worldwide scale as it features an in-depth multi-player online experience that includes a variety of action-packed online modes. If you haven't yet, check our previously posted screens ...

'One Piece: Unlimited Adventure' (Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not heard of since Nintendo's E3 2006 presentation, One Piece : Unlimited Adventure is based on the popular anime series, allowing you to reincarnate yourself into one of the characters, set on a mysterious island fill with treasure.

'Marvel: Ultimate Alliance' (X360) Gets Premium Downloadable Content

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance features a deep, rich gameplay experience by offering total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story. Activision will release 8 new playable characters, each complete with new signature powers, skins, dialog, conversations and achievement points.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 10:03 a.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.

'Jetpac Refuelled' Next Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A galactic test pilot's work is never done, and in Rare's Jetpac Refuelled gamers have to fight off pesky aliens while trying to build rockets to take them to their next destination. Jetpac Refuelled will be available for download exclusively on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 beginning Wednesday, March 28 at 0900 GMT (2:00 a.m. PDT).

'Two Worlds' (X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Space Empires V' - v1.33 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Empires V completely updates the user interface, and takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Watch space battles play out in glorious detail with realistic effects.

'Guitar Hero II' (X360) - 10 Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero II arrives with a new track list, new venues and additional play modes – including the ability to transform the original Guitar Hero SG Controller into a rhythm, lead or bass guitar.

Xbox Live Going Down for Maintenance Tuesday, March 27th

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that Xbox Live, Xbox.com and the Xbox forums will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, March 27th, from 00:00 to 14:00h PST. As a result of this maintenance, those services will be unavailable during this time. This is purely some previously scheduled "back end" maintenance, and not a dashboard update, which will happen later this Spring.

'MySims' (NDS/Wii) - 30 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MySims, designed especially for the Wii and NDS, introduces a charming cast of whimsical characters while delivering the creativity, customization and classic open-ended gameplay.

'Out of the Park Baseball 2007' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In OOTP Baseball 2007 players get the chance to do almost anything a real life general manager can do to guide their team to glory. Create your own fictional baseball universe, create and import fantasy teams and players or simply compete with other human players online.

'Cube' (PSP) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cube is a highly addictive strategy/puzzle game that challenges players to make their way through suspended 3D worlds of platforms and mazes.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Fable 2'

by Thomas Wilde on March 23, 2007 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set 500 years after the original game, Fable 2 will offer even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose.

'Shrek The Third' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | 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.

'The Sims 2 Pets' - v1.6.0.277 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims 2 Pets allows players to create and control digital characters throughout their lives while determining the outcome of their relationships and choosing their destiny. Each platform will feature customized content. This v1.6.0.277 patch addresses a slew of bugs, crashes and various other tweaks.

'Overlord' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 3:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Overlord is an original next-generation title from Age of Wonders developer Triumph Studios. A groundbreaking action adventure, Overlord is set in a seriously warped fantasy world where players can be evil (or really evil).

'Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation' (X360) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco's Ace Combat 6 is coming to the Xbox 360, a franchise previously only on PS2 and PSP. Currently scheduled for later this year, AC6 will be larger in scale, cover more terrain than ever before, and feature a slew of Xbox Live multiplayer modes such as Battle Royale, Team Battle, co-op, including achievements and rankings.

'Combat Mission: Shock Force' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combat Mission: Shock Force is a tactical military simulation depicting a hypothetical near future conflict between NATO and Syrian forces in Syria. A highly story driven semi-dynamic Campaign, from the US perspective, offers a completely new experience for "Combat Mission" fans.

'Theatre of War' Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 1:34 a.m. PDT | 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). People who pre-order now get $10 off, and be able to download the game immediately when it launches, in addition to receiving a boxed copy/manual by mail.

'Mortal Kombat: Armageddon' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mortal Kombat: Armageddon will feature the most complete Mortal Kombat roster ever, including every character from the Mortal Kombat fighting universe, Create–A–Fighter and Create–A–Fatality modes, plus a brand new Konquest mode.

'Anno 1701' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 23, 2007 @ 12:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Anno 1701, developed by Keen Games, is based on creating, building and developing civilisation between the 17th and 18th century with a cast of likeable characters telling a compelling story about their adventures in the new world.

PC Review - 'Supreme Commander'

by Lee Berlik on March 23, 2007 @ 12:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Supreme Commander features a riveting, action-packed storyline, ground-breaking gameplay and genre-defining online multiplayer battles. In the 37th Century, the galaxy is torn apart by three rival factions, each vying to eradicate its enemies from the universe, end the Infinite War and become the reigning power supreme.