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Hollywood Director Michael Bay Gets His Game On

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 8:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Michael Bay's visual effects company Digital Domain is branching out and is getting into game development according to the LA Times. Having recently approached by Microsoft to put together TV commercials for Gears of War and Halo 3, it seems Digital Domain is planning to develop four or five games over the next two years. For the past few years video games and movies are slowly merging and Digital Domain wants to form its own games unit and is looking to acquire one or more game firms this year to tie them into its visual-effects projects.

Various Game Trailers #1078

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 6:42 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] - Trailer (2)
  • BlackSite: Area 51 [PS3/X360/PC] - Demo Walkthrough Trailer
  • Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars [PSP] - Trailer #4
  • Brooktown High: Senior Year [PSP] - Trailer
  • Touch the Dead [NDS] - Trailer
  • Diner Dash [GBA/NDS/PSP] - Trailer (2)
  • Team Fortress 2 - Heavy Weapons Trailer


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

'World in Conflict' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World in Conflict is a strategy game that delivers intense action and coordinated team play amidst the war the world feared most – an apocalyptic showdown between the Soviet Union and the United States, with completely destructible 3D battlefields, aggressive team-based multiplayer action and a focus on fast, hard-hitting battles.

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360) Downloadable Content #4 On Xbox Live

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | 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. Atari has released new downloadable content on Xbox Live Marketplace, the Test Drive Collection Volume 4 (350 points) features six new cars, as well as the Saturn Curve (free).

'Mortal Kombat: Armageddon' (Wii) - 5 Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 5:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' (PS3) Gets Additional Content/Features

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 will feature changing climate, improved AI, an advanced Cross-Com system, air strikes from jet fighters, new weapons and a new soldier class, the Medic. While the Xbox 360 edition of GRAW 2 was a few months ahead of the PC and PS3 versions, it seems Ubisoft is adding extra content/features to the PS3 game..

'Final Fantasy Tactics: The War Of The Lions' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy Tactics is a fantasy turn-based strategy, ported from the 10 year old PSOne game, but with added features such as new characters, exclusive jobs, and added cinematics.

'War on Folvos' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

War on Folvos is a fun and unique turn-based strategy game set amid a dark and twisted future world. Command an entire army consisting of various military units and lead them to victory through several epic battles. This demo allows you to play the game for 60 minutes, after which you can purchase an unlock key if you want to get the full game.

'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 2:23 p.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.

Monday, May 14, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 1:57 p.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:

  • Shrek the Third (ALL)


  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

Classic 'Prince of Persia' Remake Coming to Xbox Live Arcade - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced it will be releasing a remake of the 1989 classic Prince of Persia game on Xbox Live Arcade early summer. Lauded as THE game that started the platforming genre features the same intricate level design, exciting swordplay, puzzle solving, and storyline from the original.

World Series of Video Games Tournament at E for All

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

E for All Expo will be the last and biggest U.S. event for the competitive circuit this season, before it heads to Europe for the final two events. With more than $90,000 in cash prizes, the E for All edition of the WSVG circuit will feature four arenas of competitive game play on multiple titles, including World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade.

'Tony Hawk's Proving Ground' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 11:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time you will have the freedom to define your own character, story and style based on the choices you make, the paths you choose and the style of skating you use on the proving grounds from Philadelphia and Baltimore to Washington, D.C.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' - Multiplayer SDK Available NOW

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 10:56 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. This multiplayer SDK includes tools, plugins and textures to make your own maps.

'DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road' (PS3/X360/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road is set to be the most diverse and exhilarating off-road racing experience ever with sensational gravel, mud and dirt events the world over.

Square Enix Party 2007 Announcement Roundup

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At its Party 2007, Square Enix announced various new products revealing The Last Remnant, a new next-gen multiplatform RPG title, to additional details such as the Japanese release dates for the Wii and NDS entries in the FF Crystal Chronicles series. Here is a roundup of all the information released last week ...

'Race: The WTCC Game' Gets Caterham Expansion - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Race: Caterham allows you to drive a total of 60 individual new cars/car skins based on some of the most exciting models of the Caterham sports car range, as well as two new tracks ; the legendary circuit of Imola and the former GP-track of Estoril.

Eidos Goes Casual With SoGoPlay Label

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the recent acquisition of Rockpool Eidos Interactive announce its newly established Casual Games label, SoGoPlay, carefully chosen to be the standalone brand which epitomizes the essence of casual gaming and embraces both boxed retail and digital casual titles under a single umbrella.

'Mozart' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mozart, developed by Game Consulting, is a 3rd person point & click adventure game where you get submerged in the historical setting of Prague, with its legendary places and architectural treasures combing roman, gothic and baroque styles.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 2 is an action fighter features over 30 playable characters, as well as 16 unique stages and the intense head-to-head anime-style fighting fans of the series know and love. Gamers can play through pivotal storylines as well as unlock an original plot in this follow up to last year’s immensely popular Ultimate Ninja.

'Ratatouille' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ratatouille offers a fresh and exciting take on the platform action genre, engaging players in deep, fluid, and fast gameplay through fun filled mini-games, daring heists, frenzied pursuits and wild chases, providing constant fun and challenge.

'The Last Remnant' (PS3/X360) Officially Announced

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'Sinking Island' (NDS/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 6:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beniot Sokal's White Birds Productions studio is working on Sinking Island, a dark detective adventure story set on a tropical paradise. At a millionaire's hotel a crime is committed, and while the island seems to be sinking for unknown reasons, you, as detective Jack Norm, have to find out who did it.

'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' (PS3) Delayed Until 2008?

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MGS4: Guns of the Patriots marks the next-gen debut of Hideo Kojima’s tactical espionage action series with new gameplay features, spectacular graphics and the return of several characters from the series. EBGames has updated its product page reflecting a delay from its original Sept. 2007 release date, until March 2008. Gamestop sent out an email to all pre-order customers notifying them of the delay.

'FF XI: Wings of the Goddess' (PS2/X360/PC) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess is the 3rd expansion pack for Square Enix MMO, scheduled for release late 2007. Wings of the Goddess add-on includes new areas, a wide variety of new jobs, time travel, and large scale battlefields.

Xbox 360 Multiplayer Preview - 'Halo 3'

by Alicia on May 14, 2007 @ 5:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The epic saga continues with Halo 3, in this third chapter of the Halo trilogy, Master Chief returns to finish the fight, bringing the epic conflict between the Covenant, the Flood, and the entire human race to a dramatic, pulse-pounding climax.

'Torrente 3: The Protector' (PS2/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 5:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Torrente, based on a Spanish comedy, is called upon to protect European Diplomat Giannina Ricci who is in Madrid to denounce certain irregularities of some of the countries businesses. Based in the streets of Madrid, the videogame has captured the look and feel of the city down to the last detail.

'Loki' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 5:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A fantasy voyage through the great mythologies, Loki, an action/RPG, allows you to take on the role of one of the 4 heroes of the game, each drawn from a different mythology : a mighty Norse fighter, a fierce Greek warrior, a powerful Egyptian magician or an Aztec shaman who masters the secrets of the spirit world.

Trio of Classic Titles Added to the Wii Shop Channel

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 5:05 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 : Pac-Man, Ninja Gaiden, and Ninja Spirit.

'Luminous Arc' (NDS) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 4:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A.'s Luminous Arc, an NDS exclusive strategy RPG, has you take control of the Garden Children, a group of fighters and mages trained since childhood and dedicated to eradicating the Witch threat, and discover the mysteries behind their return, their motives, and their history!

'Eternal Sonata' (X360) Demo on Japanese Xbox Live Marketplace

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 4:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eternal Sonata, previously known as Trusty Bell, is an next-gen RPG, taking full advantage of the X360, boasting gorgeous graphics, 3-D character models, and a groundbreaking battle system. People with international accounts can now download a 585 mb demo for Eternal Sonata off the Marketplace in Japan, with English text.

'Dragon Quest Swords' (Wii) - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announced the latest title in the Dragon Quest universe, and the first to make the jump to next-generation consoles, Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors will be released for the Nintendo Wii.

NDS Review - 'Honeycomb Beat'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on May 14, 2007 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Combining hypnotic music with brain teasing challenges that everyone can enjoy, Honeycomb Beat features intuitive touch screen puzzle action across three modes of play that lets gamers try to clear hexagonal Honeycombs from the game board.

'Final Fantasy Tactics A2' (NDS) - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 3:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy Tactics A2 is Square Enix's latest foray in presenting the FF franchise as a turn-based strategy. The PSP has Final Fantasy Tactics: The Lion War and now the NDS gets the first Tactics title since the GBA.

Sony Releases v2.0 PS3 Firmware Details

by Rainier on May 14, 2007 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has released details about the upcoming v2.0 system software update for the PS3, delivering features such as XMB (XrossMediaBar) accessible during gameplay, RSS channel added, and plenty more ...