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Microsoft's GDC 2007 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 7:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Microsoft's GDC 2007 lineup:

'Monster Hunter Freedom 2' (PSP) Sells Big In Japan

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 7:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 borrows various elements from Monster Hunter 2 on the PS2. The handheld sequel will feature ad hoc and online multiplayer, as well as new weapons and new locations such as snow-covered landscapes. MHF 2 has shipped over one million copies since its Japanese launch a little over a week ago on Feb. 22, accounting for 39% of all games sold during the week of its release.

'Cake Mania' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 6:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cake Mania combines a new Touch Screen element with the same fast-paced cake-baking fun that has captivated millions of online players worldwide. As an added bonus, Cake Mania for the NDS includes the full online game plus the Back to the Bakery expansion pack.

'Second Life' Gets A Little More Real

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 5:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Philips has signed a licensing agreement with Rivers Run Red to have its ambient experiences technology included in Linden Lab's 3D virtual Second Life world, allowing a dedicated amBX-enabled environment to be created through light, air movement and rumble.

Various Game Trailers #1024

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 5:11 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:

  • Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 [ALL] - Dev Diary Trailer #4
  • Silverfall - Nature or Science Trailer
  • Pogo Island [NDS] - Trailer


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

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade - Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 2:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that in celebration of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise and the launch of its upcoming TMNT video game March 20, it is releasing Digital Eclipse's remake of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 classic arcade game on Xbox Live Arcade later this month.

Pandemic Studios Currently Developing Six Titles

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 2:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With six titles currently in production for major gaming platforms, Pandemic Studios announced that it will be attending the job fair at this week’s Game Developer’s Conference to meet and interview candidates for a range of development positions in both its Los Angeles, California and Brisbane, Australia locations.

'Sparta: Ancient Wars' - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 1:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sparta: Ancient Wars will deliver innovative and high quality real time strategy 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.

Buy 'Test Drive Unlimited' and Win a LogitechR G25 Racing Wheel

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 1:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari will give away one free Logitech G25 Racing Wheel to 20 consumers who purchase the PC version of Test Drive Unlimited, either at retail or digital download. One random winner will be chosen each day for twenty days, beginning March 6.

'Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 12:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Chocobo Tales takes place in a fun and enchanting world filled with trademark characters from the Final Fantasy franchise. Featuring innovative stylus and Touch Screen functionality, players will challenge dozens of minigames and microgames as they embark on a journey to rescue their lost friends and restore peace to the land.

Commodore Making A Comeback!

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 12:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Commodore Gaming today announces that CeBIT 2007 will see the launch of a new breed of gaming PC as the legendary Commodore brand returns to the world of computer and video games hardware with the highest specifications available for gamers.

'Heavenly Sword' (PS3) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 12:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A stunningly beautiful martial arts drama set in a mythical time and place in the Far East, Heavenly Sword, developed by Ninja Theory, takes players on a roller coaster of emotion and action that truly exploits the potential of gaming as the new artistic entertainment medium.

'Every Extend Extra Extreme' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade - Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Q Entertainment's E4 is a unique, action-packed puzzle shooter where the goal is to self-destruct, create large chain reactions of explosions by defeating your enemies, which will ultimately extend the life of the game.

'World of Warcraft' - v2.0.10 Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 9:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a small update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v2.0.10 patch, for the German, UK, French and Spanish editions of the game, addresses a bunch of PvP issues, balances several of the classes, tweaks items and fixes problems with various raids and dungeons.

'Prince of Persia: Rival Swords' (PSP/Wii) - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 9:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Taking advantage of the Wii remote and Nunchuck, in Prince of Persia: Rival Swords players will be able to clash swords with enemies, execute speed kills and perform the Prince's well-known acrobatic moves such as running on walls.

'Penumbra: Overture' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | 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.

Xbox Live Reaches 6 Million Subscribers

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that more than 6 million gamers worldwide are connected to Xbox Live, a milestone that was reached four months ahead of schedule. Xbox Live offers the best in online gaming, ubiquitous voice, video and text chatting, Achievements, demos, trailers and more.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' Coming to Xbox 360 - Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 7:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria. Highly action-oriented, Ascaron's Sacred 2 features pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests. At GDC Ascaron announced that Sacred 2 is also coming to Xbox 360, and we will have the first impressions later this week.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (PS2/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 7:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Gamers win races, challenges, missions and tournaments to earn credits and purchase new cars, bikes, rare performance parts, clothes, apparel, homes and garages.

'Shadowrun' (X360/PC) Drops Split-Screen Multiplayer

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 5:51 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. FASA Studio's Lead Program Manager Kimona confirmed that, due to time constraints, there will be no online/offline splitscreen multiplayer.

'Code of Honor: The French Foreign Legion' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 5:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Code of Honor puts you in the jungle boots of a soldier in The French Foreign Legion. The fast-paced solo campaign is based on the Foreign Legion’s most recent, heavily publicized operation: quelling a civil war in Ivory Coast. Check this 2 level demo ...

'Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 5:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights features unparalleled vehicle customization, an adrenaline packed drift racing experience and ultra-realistic Driver DNA.

Activision Acquires Demonware

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 5:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Further strengthening its online multiplayer development capabilities, Activision announced that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire PC/console network middleware provider DemonWare.

'PQ2: Practical Intelligence Quotient' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 5:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Practical Intelligence Quotient is back with more mind bending puzzles and features than before as D3Publisher of America announced that PQ2: Practical Intelligence Quotient will be available exclusively for the PSP.

'World of Warcraft' - v2.0.10 US/AUS Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 4:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released a small update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v2.0.10 patch, only for the US/AUS editions of the game, addresses a bunch of PvP issues, balances several of the classes, tweaks items and fixes problems with various raids and dungeons.

'Dawn of Magic' - 62 New Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 4:15 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.

Tuesday March 6, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 4:00 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:

Xbox 360 Review - 'NCAA 07: March Madness'

by Nicolus Baslock on March 6, 2007 @ 3:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

NCAA March Madness returns for the 2007 season, offering custom playbooks for each team, an enhanced Dynasty Mode, and other new features.

'Death to Spies' - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 3:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Death to Spies was the name of a set of counterintelligence departments in the Soviet Army formed during WWII. Their mission was to secure the rear of the active Red Army by arresting traitors, deserters, spies and criminal elements. During the war these agents became the main force combating the German intelligence service.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' Officially Gone GOLD!

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 3:12 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. Already revealed last week at THQ's Gamers Day, but it's now official ...

Mars-Based 'Second Life' Clone Announced

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 2:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Avatar Reality announced their plans to develop a new online massively multiplayer virtual world (MMVW) featuring stunning graphics, realistic characters and endless social bonding opportunities. Set in Terraformed Mars, Avatar Reality’s MMVW will allow players to live their fantasy lives by creating personalized characters, or avatars.

'The Guild 2: Pirates of the European Seas' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 2:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Guild 2: Pirates of the European Seas is the official add-on of the beloved medieval experience. It provides a total new area – the seas of Northern Europe, where trading might be as promising as roaming the dangerous waters as a pirate...

Wii Preview - 'Mortal Kombat: Armageddon'

by Thomas Wilde on March 6, 2007 @ 12:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

PC Preview - 'Hans Christian Andersen: The Ugly Prince Duckling'

by Judy on March 6, 2007 @ 12:28 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

You control the 14-year-old H.C. Anderson in a third-person adventure/action game taking place in the Copenhagen of the Golden Age around 1820. The game is inspired by HCA's famous fairytale universe but is primarily based on HCA's own life story in his pursuit of fame and success as an artist.

'Def Jam: Icon' (PS3/X360) - 80 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 6, 2007 @ 12:19 a.m. PST | 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.