'Theatre of War' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Theatre of War depicts 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). This demo includes 5 tutorial missions, one playable mission (The Last Frontier) from the German Campaign, and several of the game's vehicles and weapons.

'Transformers: The Game' (ALL) - 3 Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 5:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Transformers: The Game lets gamers control the outcome in the battle for Earth as they choose to protect it as Autobots or destroy it as Decepticons. Players will also experience the unstoppable power and massive scale of their favorite Robots in Disguise such as Bumblebee, Barricade and others.

Konami Merges Two Offices into One

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 5:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami announced that by the end of July 2007, it will shut down the Northern California offices in Redwood City and consolidate resources to the remaining El Segundo location, to maximize the strategic collaboration for the future digital entertainment growth of the company.

'Lost' Coming to PS3/X360/PC

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few months back Ubisoft signed a license deal with Touchstone Television to turn ABC's hit drama Lost into a new game franchise. It has been quiet ever since, but LOST producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse confirmed that Ubisoft Montreal is working on X360, PS3 and PC editions of the game.

Various Game Trailers #1057

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 2:58 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:

  • 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures [X360] - Trailer
  • Mortal Kombat: Armageddon [Wii] - Daegon Trailer
  • Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar - Trailer
  • SKATE [PS3/X360] - Gameplay Trailer #2


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

'Final Fantasy' and 'Final Fantasy II' Remakes Coming to the PSP - Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced that it is commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Final Fantasy franchise by releasing completely remastered anniversary editions of Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II, exclusively for the PSP.

'Tamagotchi Party On!' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 12:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tamagotchi Party On! is a 3D party game based on the Tamagotchi franchise promises tons of fun as up-to-four players can go head-to-head in the most comical and cute campaign race to become the most popular Tamagotchi on Tamagotchi Planet!

'Silverfall' Coming to the PSP

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Focus Home Interactive revealed that KievGames' fantasy-style hack'n slash RPG Silverfall is in development for the PSP, scheduled for later this year. While details are limited, and the game will obviously require a makeover in terms of graphics and gameplay, it will support 2 player co-op via WiFi or square off against 3 other players in the Arena mode.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on April 17, 2007 @ 11:07 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:

'SimCity DS' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In addition to creating and growing their very own pocket sized city while being on-the-go, players will be able to leverage the unique action features of the NDS system, discovering an entirely new way to play SimCity.

'The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles' - v1.2.0416 Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shivering Isles features more than 30 hours of new gameplay and allows you to explore an entirely new plane of Oblivion — the realm of Sheogorath, the Daedric Prince of Madness. In addition to fixing the previous ID issue, this v1.2.0416 beta patch addresses another two ID problems.

'Pocket Pool' (PSP) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos' billiards simulation video game Pocket Pool, developed by Hyper Devbox, features advanced AI, real world physics, 13 scintillating pool games including 9 ball, 8 ball Rotation, Black Jack and Snooker.

Blitz Games Acquires Virtual Experience Company

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blitz Games is acquiring Virtual Experience Company, specialist in the cultural heritage sector, into its portfolio to work with museums, galleries and cultural organisations wanting to bring a new digital dimension to visitor experiences.

'Reprobates' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reprobates, a classic third-person point-and-click adventure, is based on the enhanced engine of Black Mirror and Nibiru and will again stun the players with beautiful graphics, highly detailed 3D character models and a thrilling atmosphere and story.

'Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Hunter 4: Wolves of the Pacific takes players to the depths of the Pacific Ocean as the skipper of an American submarine. Ubisoft has released a new v1.2 patch adding new graphics features, several gameplay changes, and the usual bugs and crash fixes...

'Resident Evil 4' - v1.1.0 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resident Evil 4 takes you on a secret mission at a mysterious location in Europe, where you will fight not-zombies in an attempt to recover the President's daughter. Ubisoft has released the v1.1.0 patch fixing a freezing issue, and improving the graphics, lighting, and effects.

'Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 6:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announced the all-new, NDS exclusive, Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck, starring the infamously short-tempered and devious Daffy Duck in stylus-based gameplay.

PS3 Preview - 'F.E.A.R.'

by Andrew Hayward on April 17, 2007 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

F.E.A.R. is a paranormal action thriller presented entirely in first person. It is an unprecedented adrenaline rush of close-quarters combat seamlessly melded with the spine-tingling, shocking intensity of the unknown.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' (PS3/X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 5:46 a.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. Featuring strategic team play, persistent character promotions, day and nighttime combat missions, and the universe's most powerful weapons and vehicles.

'Halo 2' (Xbox/X360) Blastacular Map Pack Now Available

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 5:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that Certain Affinity's remake of the two most popular Halo: Combat Evolved maps (Desolation and Hang'm High) to work with Halo 2 are now available as premium downloadable content ($4) for Xbox and X360. Since original Xbox titles do not work with Microsoft points, you are advised to read these instructions first ...

160 Layoffs At Sony Europe

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An internal letter from SCEE's senior executive David Reeves reveals that in order to further its market leadership, management has concluded that it needs to streamline and strengthen its business operations, including reducing its cost base. In order to do so, 160 redundancies in the UK offices, WWS studios in Europe, and territory offices need to be cut, and staff across all areas of the business are likely to be affected.

'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 4:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End video games from Disney Interactive Studios invite players to "live and die by the sword" as they venture to the worlds of the films and beyond while playing as Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann.

EA's Video Game Scores for TV, Film and Commercials

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 4:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has signed an agreement with APM Music to make game scores from its video games such as The Sims, Medal of Honor and Tiger Woods PGA Tour available for use in television, films and other media, expanding on a nine-year relationship between the two companies.

'The Adventures of Darwin' (PS2) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You are the leader of a primitive village. If you want to survive life in a hostile world, you must evolve! In The Adventures of Darwin, you will drive the evolution of your village from a small group of simple primates to a powerful, intelligent colony of humans.

Why Do People Play Video Games ?

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The BBFC today published the results of a research project involving video games players ranging from children as young as seven through to players in their early 40s; parents of young games players; games industry representatives; and games reviewers.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.' Usage of 'Half-Life 2' Assets Legit

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week, forumite michi.be over at the MapCore chatboards raised questions about certain DOOM 3 / Half-Life 2 assets being used in GSC Game World's action/RPG S.T.A.L.K.E.R. As it turns out, those particular assets are indeed being used by both titles, but are part of a package sold by Marlin Studios, which lists both Valve and Activision as its customers, and confirmed its pre-made textures are being used in Half-Life 2.

'Opoona' (Wii) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 2:43 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.

'Jam Sessions' (NDS) Gets Dated - Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jam Sessions is Ubisoft's groundbreaking NDS exclusive music title exclusively in which players actually strum a guitar via the Touch Screen to make music.

Former EA Canada Devs Set Up Jet Black Games

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Former Electronic Arts Canada, industry veterans announced today the formation of Jet Black Games, a video game development company that will focus on developing original and licensed intellectual properties for the Nintendo DS and Wii.

'Saga' Looking for Alpha Testers - Screens

by Rainier on April 17, 2007 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Saga is a new MMORTS game, developed by Wahoo Studios, bringing persistency to RTS gaming. You build cities and armies to defend and manage a persistent online kingdom in a persistent fantasy world. Wahoo Studios is seeking a limited number of new applicants for the final stage of the private online Alpha test.

NDS Review - 'Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales'

by Rusty Bailey on April 17, 2007 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Chocobo Tales takes place in a fun and enchanting world filled with trademark characters from the Final Fantasy franchise. Players will challenge dozens of mini-games and micro-games as they embark on a journey to rescue their lost friends and restore peace to the land.