'Shrek The Third' (X360) Demo On Xbox Live

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 11:49 p.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. After the PC edition earlier, Activision has now released a 760 mb demo on Xbox Live Marketplace, allowing you to play the Far Far Away levle as either Shrek or Puss.

'Saboteur' (PS3/X360) Officially Announced

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's not really much of a secret anymore, but Pandemic Studios announced their new open-world environment stealth-action thriller, Saboteur. Set against the dramatic backdrop of occupied France and based on a true story, Saboteur is the personal tale of one man’s fight to find and kill the Nazi thugs who murdered his friends.

'Quake III: Team Arena' Headed to Xbox Live Arcade?

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The ESRB has been the revealing source of various titles coming to the Xbox Live Arcade, and today a listing was spotted for id Software's multiplayer sci-fi shooter Quake III: Team Arena. If the listing is true, the Xbox Live Arcade version is being ported to the Xbox 360 by Texas-based Pi Studios, known for various Activision titles (Call of Duty) and currently working on the Halo 2 Vista Editor as well as porting Pandemic's Mercenaries 2 to the PS2.

'Sovereign Symphony' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 5:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sovereign Symphony, developed by Turkish CĂ©idot Studios, is an RPG that gives you a chance to enter a new world of a fiction/scenario and be a character of this world. Pending approval Sovereign Symphony is also scheduled for PS3 and X360.

Various Game Trailers #1050

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 5:03 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:

  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance [X360] - DLC #1 Trailer


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

'Manhunt 2' (PSP/PS2/Wii) Game Details

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Rockstar Games' Manhunt 2 an experiment at a secret research facility has gone catastrophically wrong. Daniel Lamb and Leo Kasper are the only surviving subjects. The Pickman Project will stop at nothing to hunt them down and stop the truth from getting out.

'Left 4 Dead' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Left 4 Dead, developed by Counter-Strike makers Turtle Rock Studios, is a co-operative multiplayer action game, using the Source Engine, and also introducing Turtle Rock's v2.0 A.I. technology.

'Virtua Tennis 3' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Tennis 3 gives gamers the opportunity to experience new levels of realism never thought possible on a home console system with enhanced photo-realistic graphics and advanced player animations that perfectly match the behaviour and mannerisms of individual professional players. This first patch fixes some gfx issues, alt/tab crash and improves general performance.

THQ Signs In-Game Advertising Deal With Double Fusion

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Double Fusion announced that it has added upcoming titles from THQ to its premium network. The agreement grants Double Fusion advertising representation across certain platforms for a number of THQ's highly anticipated titles, such as Juiced, MX vs ATV and Stuntman franchises.

'Gears of War' (X360) Annex Game Mode Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War blends the best of tactical action games with the best of survival horror titles, thrusting gamers into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde. The next "free" title update, coming tonight at 4:00 p.m. PDT (7 p.m. EDT), will include a brand-new multiplayer mode called Annex. Read more for details, screens and in-game footage.

Graffiti Entertainment Becomes NDS/Wii Publisher

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Graffiti Entertainment has been granted publishing status for North America from Nintendo of America. Graffiti Entertainment is a new publisher who has recently released various PC (Chain of Command: Eastern Front) and GBA (Mazes of Fate) titles

Monday, April 9, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on April 9, 2007 @ 11:21 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:

'Heroes of Mana' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heroes of Mana will be a mix of RPG and RTS, where the protagonist's name is Roger, a natural leader and excellent swordsman. You will need to gather resources, summon monsters, and engage the enemy, with combat occurring in real time, as in previous Mana titles.

Intel Introduces the Core 2 Extreme QX6800 CPU

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Intel advanced its enthusiast-level quad-core processor family with the introduction of the Intel Core 2 Extreme processor QX6800. Running at 2.93 GHz, the Intel Core 2 Extreme processor QX6800 is ideal for those gamers, digital design professionals and enthusiasts who crave the highest performing computers they can get their hands on.

'Cars Mater-National' (ALL) Announced

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

Cars Mater-National offers a fresh adventure set in the super-fueled world of Radiator Springs, featuring all-new international characters vying for their chance to compete against Lightning McQueen in the First Annual Mater-National Race Festival.

'.hack//G.U. Vol.2: Reminisce' (PS2) Goes Gold - Screens

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

Taking place after the original, .hack//G.U. Vol. 2: Reminisce has players returning to the fictitious Massive Multiplayer Online setting called The World to continue Haseo's journey as he and his friends look to escape from what has become a digital trap.

'Assassin's Creed' (PS3/X360/PC) Also Coming to NDS?

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in 1191 AD, the Third Crusade was tearing the Holy Land apart. Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, you play the role of Altair, an Assassins intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict and throw the environment into chaos and shape events during this pivotal moment in history. According to this Gamestop listing, Ubisoft is bringing Assassin's Creed to NDS on Sept. 25, 2007.

Wii Shop Channel Expanded With Three Classic Titles

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

Today Nintendo added yet another 3 classic games to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: Galaga, BRAVOMAN, and Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle.

'Tamagotchi Party On!' (Wii) - 18 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 2:59 a.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!

EA to buy Stake in Chinese Game Operator The9

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last month EA revealed plans to make an equity investment in Korea-based online gaming company, Neowiz Corporation, and now the world's biggest publisher plans to go even further and reached an agreement with The9 Ltd. to buy a 19 percent stake in the Chinese online game operator for about $200 million.

'Dawn of Mana' (PS2) - 18 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dawn of Mana reveals the origins of the legend behind the Mana Tree and the Sword of Mana. Breaking the series' 2D mould, Dawn of Mana brings the world of Mana to three-dimensional life while preserving the atmosphere that fans have come to know and love.

PSP Review - 'Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure'

by Hank on April 9, 2007 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure is a 3D action-RPG , emerging gamers in a vivid fantasy world filled with a colorful cast of characters. Real-time combat and stunning 3D graphics combine with a spirited soundtrack to make Gurumin a fast-paced, immersive, magical adventure.

PS2 Preview - 'Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on April 9, 2007 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Atelier Iris 3 brings new designs, characters, and an epic story with new systems. It will give players more control and enjoyable game play experience by featuring the Active Cost Card Battle System and the Symbol Encounter System, as well as a Synthesis that is interesting, creative and challenging than the last two titles in the series.

X360 Spring Update Brings Windows Live Messenger and More ...

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 12:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced the launch of Windows Live Messenger on Xbox 360, connecting friends across X360 consoles, PCs and Windows Mobile-powered devices. With this update to Xbox 360, friends and families can easily connect and chat directly from their television using Windows Live Messenger.

'The Rise of Atlantis' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 9, 2007 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Rise of Atlantis is a puzzle game offering 77 captivating levels of addictive gameplay with quite impressive power-ups and handy bonuses.