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'Phylon' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 5:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rapid Reality Studios' Phylon promising to be an exciting and challenging game by combining the fast-paced action of an FPS with the persistence and depth of an MMO.

'Great Invasions' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 5:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A clever mix of strategy and action, Great Invasions plunges you back into Europe of the Dark Ages, a time in history where hundreds of nations and barbarian tribes rush to assault the civilized world, from AD 375 (arrival of the Huns) to AD 1066 (conquest of England by the Normans).

Blizzard Announces 3rd Worldwide Invitational

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 4:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard announced plans to hold its 3rd Worldwide Invitational in Seoul, South Korea on May 19 - 20. The Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals are public events that allow the company to connect with gamers in a celebration of the Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft game universes and competitive Blizzard gaming.

Nintendo DS/Wii Q2 2007 Lineup

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 2:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo's Q2 lineup is filled with new games that expand the breadth and depth of the Wii library and build on the kind of fun that has made Wii such a smash hit. The upcoming Pokemon Battle Revolution is the first Wi-Fi game for Wii...

Various Game Trailers #1025

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 1:47 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:

  • Warhound [X360/PC] - Trailer (3)
  • The Godfather: The Don's Edition [PS3] - Trailer #2
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07 [Wii] - Trailer


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

'Code Lyoko' (NDS) - 45 New Screens

by Judy on March 7, 2007 @ 12:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Code Lyoko is Gamefactory's latest action game for the NDs, based on the animation of the same name.

'Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 12:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved combines retro-arcade Asteroids-like gameplay with up to date graphics and has players navigating their geometric ship through a retro grid world, facing off against waves of deadly spinners, snakes and repulsars.

'Shining Force EXA' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Judy on March 7, 2007 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA's PS2-exclusive RPG Shining Force EXA plunges gamers into stunning interactive worlds of swords and sorcery, filled with anime cut-scenes for which the classic series is best known.

Avatar Reality Licenses CryENGINE 2

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 12:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Avatar Reality announced that it has licensed Crytek’s CryENGINE 2 for use in creating their recently announced Mars-based massively multiplayer virtual world, allowing players to live their fantasy lives by creating personalized characters, or avatars, in a beautiful environment.

Sony's GDC 2007 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Judy on March 7, 2007 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 11:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet is a new PS3 community-based game with a hugely innovative concept behind it. Players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots -- and use their character's amazing abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network.

Sony Unveils 'Home' Community Service - Trailer

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 10:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony unveiled a first-of-its-kind 3D online user community service for the PS3. The service, known as "Home," will enable users to create their own avatar and explore a real-time virtual community, as if they are playing a detailed 3D game.

'Fury' to Feature 3D Voice Technology

by Judy on March 7, 2007 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

DiamondWare announced today that its 3D voice technology has been selected for Auran's MMORPG, Fury; each voice will sound like it was spoken by the player's avatar. 3D voice adds elements of realism and immersion, improves tactical coordination, and provides live voice communications.

'Red Ocean' Goes Gold in Germany - Trailer

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Ocean combines fast-paced, uncompromising action with perilous diving sequences. You take on the role of Jack Hard, who stumbles upon a Cold War-era Russian research station on the ocean floor taken over by a terrorist group.

'Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth Anthology' Announced

by Judy on March 7, 2007 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA today announced The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth Anthology, a compilation which will include The Battle for Middle-earth, LotR: The Battle for Middle-earth II Collector's Edition, and its The Rise of the Witch-King expansion. It will ship March 20, 2007, for an MSRP of $39.99.

Activision Signs Online Distribution Agreement With Macrovision

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Macrovision announced an agreement to digitally distribute a catalog of Activision's PC games on Macrovision's games network, starting with Call of Duty, CoD: United Offensive, CoD 2, Gun, Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines, The Movies, and additional PC games...

'Tabula Rasa' - 11 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A heroic task awaits you. Just beyond your galaxy, an ancient malevolence has embarked upon a covetous rampage. This demonic juggernaut seeks nothing less than the total enslavement of every world it encounters. Your world could be next.

Wednesday, March 7, 2007, Shipping Announcements

by Judy on March 7, 2007 @ 9:10 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' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 9:08 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.

Massive In-Game Ads Signed

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Massive Inc. announced it has added no less than 14 titles since October 2006, and now includes more than 50 titles for the X360, Xbox and PC. With recent titles such as Crackdown, DEF JAM: ICON, MLB 2K7, and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, the Massive network is projected to be live with more than 100 titles by year's end.

EA's GDC 2007 PC Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on March 7, 2007 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from EA's PC lineup presented at GDC 2007:

'Ship Simulator 2007' Announced

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 8:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive and developer VSTEP announced that they are working on Ship Simulator 2007, a through-development of the 2006 edition, but will graphically be even better by using an upgrade of the Quest 3D engine and will include many much-desired new features.

'Birth of America' - v1.11 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 8:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Birth of America you control one of the major contenders in French & Indian Wars, and the War of the American Independence, trying to achieve military and political victory. This v1.11 patch fixes bugs, crashes, improves AI, optimizes the UI and a few other tweaks.

'Mercs: Gun4Hire' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 8:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dusk2Dawn announced Mercs: Gun4Hire, a multi-level game that takes the best from popular genres, such as first-person shooters, space dogfighting and third-person run-and-gun and brings them all together in one explosive title for home computers.

'Pocket Pool' (PSP) Coming to North America

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 8:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos has signed a publishing agreement with Conspiracy for its billiards simulation video game, Pocket Pool, featuring advanced AI, real world physics, 13 scintillating pool games including 9 ball, 8 ball Rotation, Black Jack and Snooker.

'Eat Electric Death!' Announced

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 4:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games and Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space developer Digital Eel are taking gamers on a bold new adventure with Eat Electric Death!, a fast and furious board game of tactical starship combat for two or more players (allowing for team play).

'Rainbow Six Vegas' (X360) Gets Xbox Live Patch

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 3:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rainbow operatives take to the chaotic streets of Las Vegas as an escalating terrorist siege in “Sin City” threatens to take world terrorism to new, uncontrollable heights. Ubisoft has quietly rolled out a new patch for the X360 version of the game, fixing crash and bugs, optimizing multiplayer and tweaking several of the weapons.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 3:54 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.

Acclaimed Game Composer Richard Joseph Passes Away

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 3:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Veteran video game music composer Richard Joseph was in a class of his own. In the industry since the 80s he was a pioneer on the C-64/Amiga and credited for being the first to use true voice acting in his compositions. Earlier this year Richard Joseph was diagnosed with lung cancer, and whilst receiving chemotherapy he slipped into a coma after which his weakened body sadly gave up the fight. Richard died on the afternoon of March 4th, 2007.

'Tales of Pirates' Announced

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 3:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ground on the ancient European seafaring time, Tales of Pirates present fantastic world full of numerous cities and unprecedented great scenes in front of the players where players can players reside in, experience the mystery of the endless seas, and feel the romantic and interesting life of a pirate.

'Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday - Armageddon' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced a new booster pack for Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday, Armageddon. Scheduled for March 2007, as a download only, Armageddon will include two completely new alternative history scenarios, perfect for those looking for new challenges!

'WoW: The Burning Crusade' Sells More Than 3 Million Within Month

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 2:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard announced that World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade sold through approximately 3.5 million copies within one month following its mid-January launch. This includes more than 1.9 million sold in regions that play on North American realms, 1.6 million in Europe, totalling WoW's worldwide subscriber base to more than 8.5 million users.

'Combat Mission: Shock Force' - 90 New Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 2:29 a.m. PST | 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.

PS3/X360/PC Preview – 'Frontlines: Fuel of War'

by Thomas Wilde on March 7, 2007 @ 1:58 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

'Titan Quest' - v1.30 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Titan Quest is an action RPG set in the ancient mythical worlds of Greece and Egypt. This v1.30 patch addresses various crash bugs, a slew of balance tweaks.

'Disney's Meet The Robinsons' (ALL) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 1:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Disney's Meet the Robinsons, based on the upcoming Walt Disney Pictures animated film, is a time-traveling action/adventure game. Players will experience the adventure as Wilbur Robinson, helping him chase the dastardly Bowler Hat Guy and his diabolical robotic hat Doris through multiple timelines in an attempt to thwart their evil plans.

NDS Preview - 'QuickSpot'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 7, 2007 @ 1:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

QuickSpot is a fast and challenging game of concentration, where the objective for the player is to spot the differences between two seemingly identical pictures and circle the differences on the touch screen.

'The Ward' (NDS) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Renegade Kid announced its NDS exclusive The Ward, telling a twisted story with gruesome 3D visuals and FPS gameplay. The game's interactive narrative reveals the puzzling nature of a strange hospital frozen-in-time, and introduces a cast of peculiar characters.

'EVE Online' Gets Voice Communication

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 1:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CCP Games announced the integration of voice communication into leading Sci-Fi MMOG EVE Online. Players will now be able to speak to each other for better coordination, negotiation, socializing and planning, adding a new dimension to the game.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Dance Dance Revolution Universe'

by Andrew Hayward on March 7, 2007 @ 12:43 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dance Dance Revolution Universe takes dancing to a whole new level offering features and options not possible until now, designing a game that everyone can play and enjoy, including anyone with two left feet.

'Impossible Mission' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 12:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

System 3 announced the re-launch of the enhanced classic Epyx Commodore 64 title, Impossible Mission, where you take the role of a secret agent attempting to stop evil genius Professor Elvin Atombender who has been tampering with National Security Computers.

EA to Publish Harmonix's Next Title

by Rainier on March 7, 2007 @ 12:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced today it has signed on to publish Harmonix's next title, in cooperation with MTV. Oddly enough the announcement did not reveal any details as to what sort of title, its name, platform, nor an estimated release time. Harmonix is of course known for developing the Guitar Hero, and Karaoke Revolution franchise and promises that its next title will take all they have learned from past projects to the next level.