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'Lost Planet' Demo Coming May 15

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 6:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost Planet is a sci-fi action shooter set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet, humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man, the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings that have invaded. The PC version will feature optimized gfx, DirectX9/10 support, better multiplayer lobby, etc.

'Dynasty Warriors: Gundam' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 6:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai America and KOEI announced a co-publishing agreement to deliver a new generation of combat with Dynasty Warriors: Gundam, boasting fast-paced futuristic combat, stellar environments, high definition graphics, a host of Mobile Suits and multiple modes to explore.

Various Game Trailers #1076

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 6:03 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:

  • Halo 3 [X360] - Beta Gameplay Trailer
  • HAZE (PS3/X360/PC) - Cinematic Trailer
  • Crysis - Pre-Alpha Multiplayer Trailer
  • Enemy Engaged 2 - Gameplay Trailer
  • The Guild 2: Pirates of The European Seas - Game Intro


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

'The Secrets of Atlantis' Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 5:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DreamCatcher has signed The Secrets Of Atlantis, a point and click adventure situated in the 1930s. Climb aboard the famed Hindenburg Zeppelin aircraft to begin a quest that will take you to some of the most exotic locations in the world in search of answers to a mysterious forgotten civilization…

'Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia' (X360/PC) Gets Delayed Again

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 5:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Interactive and Artificial Studios announce that their 4-player co-op online-enabled action game Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia has suffered yet another delay. Initially set for an April 3rd release, then delayed until May 15, Southpeak has currently set the launch to May 29, 2007.

'Traxxpad' (PSP) - 32 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 5:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos' Traxxpad is an application which transforms the PSP into a powerful piece of professional music studio equipment.

'Tenchu Z', 'Project Sylpheed' and 'Vampire Rain' (X360) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whether it’s piloting a futuristic spacecraft in a distant galaxy, skulking in the shadows bedecked in a Ninja outfit, or struggling to survive in a rain soaked city against a vampire-like menace, the trio of Xbox 360 titles - Project Sylpheed, Tenchu Z and Vampire Rain will require players to adapt to diverse and dangerous surroundings.

'Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gods and Heroes you become a classic hero of the ancient world, born of immortal blood. As a scion of the gods, you will have the opportunity to pursue his destiny through a series of Epic Quests that will span all levels of gameplay, over time commanding amazing God Powers and acquiring famous weapons and treasure of myth.

THQ Confirms 'Saints Row' (PS3/X360) Sequel in Development

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 2:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ confirmed that the next title in the Saints Row franchise is currently in development at internal studio Volition, Inc. and is scheduled to ship for the Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2008. The previously announced Saints Row PS3 port has been canceled in favor of a simultaneous release on both platforms of the sequel.

'Two Worlds' (X360/PC) - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 12:54 p.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. This new v1.2 patch fixes some problems with ATi's 9xxx series cards.

'Project Gotham Racing 4' (X360) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PGR 4 tries to create an emotionally-charged racing experience, where players become attached to their careers, profiles and vehicles. Drivers will be rewarded with a growing fanbase that’ll cheer them on, react to their every move and support them through victory.

'Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts announced the PSP exclusive Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron featuring new battles and missions found through a never-before-told story, an unprecedented wealth of personalization and customization options, as well as the ability to team up or compete online with friends all over the world.

'Sam & Max Ep. 6: Bright Side of the Moon' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's up to canine shamus Sam and his mildly psychotic rabbity-thing sidekick Max to storm a bizarre lunar paradise and confront the mastermind behind the plot. But will they be able to deliver the unassuming world populace from the jaws of tranquility and prevent an eternity of hypnotic enslavement?

'Condemned 2: Bloodshot' (PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced Condemned 2: Bloodshot, a first-person action thriller immersing players in a world of psychological terror featuring all-new fighting mechanics and online multiplayer functionality.

'Alone in the Dark' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Hollywood Scriptwriter - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alone in the Dark returns with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through the use of real-time physics and environmental interaction combining to deliver an action-orientated experience within an open environment. New York Times best-selling author Lorenzo Carcaterra, known for Sleepers, has teamed up with Atari as scriptwriter.

'Ghost Squad' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced the development of its 2005 arcade gun game Ghost Squad, adding a number of new Wii-specific gameplay modes and using the Wiimote as a multi-purpose tool that allows players to easily control the targeting of on-screen enemies, defuse bombs, and rescue hostages.

'Universe at War: Earth Assault' Also Coming to the Xbox 360 - Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA's Universe at War: Earth Assault, developed by Petroglyph, is a combat-intensive RTS game enlisting players in an epic struggle to prevent total alien domination of planet Earth.

'The Last Remnant' (PS3/X360) - 2 New Screens

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

The Last Remnant is Square Enix's latest RPG game, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, to be officially announced later this week at the Square-Enix Party. This single-player only title is scheduled to be released in Japan and North America simultaneously, with two main characters, each one appealing to a specific territory.

SEGA Partners With Gas Powered Games to Develop New RPG

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced a new partnership with Gas Powered Games to collaboratively develop an original role-playing game for the PC. 

'Forza Motorsport 2' (X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forza Motorsport 2 features authentic simulation physics, bone-jarring damage, photo-realistic graphics, 300 of the world’s hottest cars for you to collect, and licensed tuning and plenty of customization options.

'Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates' (NDS) - 14 New Screens

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

No official announcement yet, but Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates is on display at the Square Enix Party 2007 and we have the first screens to prove it. Playable for up to 4 players, FFCC: RoF has a strong multiplayer focus, but if you go solo you can use AI characters to perform combos.

'Everquest II: Rise of Kunark' Announced

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rise of Kunark introduces a new playable race, the Sarnak. This dragon-like humanoid inhabits the jungle islands of Timorous Deep, a new starting location for adventurers. Timorous Deep presents a wealth of new content for levels 1-20, and is one of the many new zones being developed for this expansion.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' - v1.0003 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. provides players with dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where you face intelligent enemies, wield a diversity of weapons, control machinery, in a team based story-driven single player game, and multiplayer with numerous modes.

'Worms: Open Warfare 2' (NDS/PSP) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced Worms: Open Warfare 2 for PSP and NDS. Players will be able to challenge others from all over the world via multiplayer battles using a wireless connection as they command their worms through clashes that take place in famous battles of the past, as well as fictional fights of the future.

'Crackdown' (X360) Downloadable Content Now On Xbox Live

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Realtime Worlds today announced that there is still more crime to be purged and new ways to purge it with the release of both free and premium downloadable content for its open-world action title Crackdown, available for download from Xbox Live Marketplace today.

'Arma: Armed Assault' - v1.07 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 8:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed Assault is a realistic, combat gaming offering freedom of action and immersive complex environments, blended with a unique touch of total simulation.

'SWAT: Target Liberty' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 5:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SWAT PSP is built upon the classic and highly acclaimed SWAT franchise. Penned by script writer Scott Rosenbaum (The Shield), SWAT: Target Liberty is set in New York City where the SWAT team is tasked with thwarting an ever increasing number of international terrorist threats.

PS2/Wii/PS3/X360 Preview - 'The Simpsons Game'

by Alicia on May 10, 2007 @ 5:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In The Simpsons Game, Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa use exciting, all-new powers to save the world from rising chaos. To help the Simpsons, gamers at home must journey through all of Springfield (as well as vast worlds beyond!), vanquish an amazing array of villains, and fight their way through parodies of multiple popular games.

PS2 Preview - 'Dawn of Mana'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on May 10, 2007 @ 5:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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

Thursday, May 10, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 5:12 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:

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 3:56 a.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.

'Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80s' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80s will feature visually stunning retro rock venues and hipster characters, unlockable guitars, intense game play modes, and most importantly 30 awesome new songs to experience the ultimate rock star fantasy.

EA Summer 2007 Preview Event - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today EA held a press event showcasing its summer lineup. Read more to check out info, screens and trailers for the following titles :

  • MySims (NDS/Wii)- Screens
  • The Sims 2 Pets - Screens & Trailer
  • Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix
  • SimCity DS (NDS) - Screens & Trailer
  • NCAA Football 08 - Screens
  • NASCAR 08 - Screens & Trailer
  • The Sims Pet Stories - Screens & Trailer
  • Wing Commander Arena (XBLA) - Screens

'Forza Motorsport 2' (X360) Demo Available on Xbox Live

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forza Motorsport 2 features authentic simulation physics, bone-jarring damage, photo-realistic graphics, 300 of the world’s hottest cars for you to collect, and licensed tuning and plenty of customization options. As promised, Microsoft has released a 691mb playable demo for 10Turn's racing sim Forza Motorsport 2, featuring the Mugello Short track and 24 cars.

'Lost Planet' - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost Planet is a sci-fi action shooter set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet, humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man, the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings that have invaded. The PC version will feature optimized gfx, DirectX9/10 support, better multiplayer lobby, etc.

PC Review - 'The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles'

by Tim McCullough on May 10, 2007 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Attack on Pearl Harbor' Gets Release Dates

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Attack on Pearl Harbor, history's yours to shape: Either nation can win the war depending on your actions as players battle for supremacy behind the cockpits of some of the most prolific fighters, bombers and torpedo-bearing aircraft of the WWII Pacific Theater.

Deadline Games Licenses Kynapse AI Middleware

by Rainier on May 10, 2007 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AI middleware provider Kynogon, and Deadline Games, known for Total Overdose and Chili Con Carnage, announced today that Kynapse would be used as the AI solution for their next generation engine.