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'Pacific Storm: Allies' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 9:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Pacific Storm: Allies brings new units to construct, new historical locations to visit and a brand new version of the engine that brings better graphics than ever. This demo features several training missions as a tutorial, and 2 of the 3 game styles (RTS & simulation) playable on 2 maps (Pearl Harbor and Hodds vs Bismarck).

'Burnout Dominator' (PSP) Gets Downloadable Content - Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 9:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Dominator is an all-new installment of the Burnout series, loaded with intense racing action and dozens of retina-searing World Tour events. EA is giving you the chance to take down your rivals on two brand new tracks from EA, available free of charge and by download direct to your PSP.

Various Game Trailers #1087

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 7:00 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:

  • Crysis - DX9 vs. DX10 Trailers (2)
  • Fable 2 [X360] - Video Diary Episode 1
  • Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness - Trailer
  • The Settlers: Rise of An Empire - Trailer #3
  • Jack Keane - Trailer
  • Stuntman: Ignition [PS2/PS3/X360] - Trailer (2)
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [ALL] - Game Music Trailer


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

'Dungeon Runners' - Free/Full Game Available NOW

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 6:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeon Runners is a fast-paced multiplayer action/RPG experience where you take on the role of a brave hero and explore dangerous dungeons, battle ferocious monsters, and discover unique items! While this game is free to play, you do NEED to have a PlayNC account, which is also free. So if you do not have one yet, sign up here and request a free serial key (takes less than 2 minutes).

'Tomb Raider: Anniversary' Demo Coming Friday - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using an enhanced 'Tomb Raider: Legend' game engine, the graphics, technology and physics bring Lara's adventure and pursuit of a mystical artifact known only as the Scion right up to today’s technology standards and will offer gamers a completely new gameplay experience. Tomorrow at 3PM PST Eidos will release a 270mb demo, allowing you to try part of the Peru level. Look for it on our fileserver network.

Thursday, May 24, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 3:43 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:

'Brian Lara 2007 Pressure Play' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 3:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare for an all-new, handheld Brian Lara challenge as Codemasters announces Brian Lara 2007 Pressure Play, an original title in the best-selling cricket series, specifically designed for PSP gaming with an emphasis on new burst-play cricket challenges and will deliver all the exciting and accessible cricket gameplay that the series is renowned for.

'Tom Clancy's EndWar' (X360) Public Beta Before Year's End

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft's EndWar, developed by Ubisoft's Shanghai, is a new brand war strategy game in the Tom Clancy series of video games, solely for next-generation consoles. According to Ubisoft producer Michael de Plater, we could expect an EndWar public beta to hit Xbox Live in November...

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar is bringing its best-selling, open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV. While no specific info on the game is available yet, we now know that the franchise returns to New York...

'Making History: The Calm & the Storm' - v2.0.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Making History: The Calm & the Storm puts players in control of global conflict, combining a highly sophisticated AI with rich historical detail. Strategy First has released a first patch, bringing your retail game to v2.0.1 which not only includes many bug fixes and changes, but also a list of updates and new features.

'Insecticide' Also Coming to NDS - Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crackpot Entertainment's Insecticide is a classically styled action adventure detective game bringing the look and feel of gritty gumshoe films into a futuristic city where insects have become the dominant race.

'LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga' (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360) Officially Announced

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts and TT Games celebrated today the 30th anniversary of the classic movie series that spans generations with the announcement of LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, allowing families to play through the events of all six Star Wars movies in one videogame for the first time ever.

'Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft Game Studios and Blue Fang Games announced that Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals delivers new animals and gameplay getting players can get up close and personal with Earth's most fascinating former inhabitants.

The 'Halo 2' Vista Launch That Never Happened

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience the epic story of Halo 2 as Master Chief delves further into the mystery of the Covenant in the aftermath of Halo’s destruction. Originally scheduled to be a Vista launch title, it was then delayed, and a new release date was set for May 22nd, but it never made it to stores. There's been no announcement from Microsoft, but the UK date has been pushed, and EBGames has it listed for next week.

UPDATE: A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed the delay, saying Shadowrun will now be the first Windows Live enabled title, launching May 29 (if it doesn't get delayed that is.)

Play Classic Amiga Titles on Your PC

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vulcan Software Limited and Amiga, Inc. announce the launch and availability of Vulcan Software titles for Windows PCs via the new Amiga Classic Game Player.

'Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword will focus on the late-game time periods after the invention of gunpowder and will deliver 12 challenging and decidedly different scenarios created by Firaxis Games, and the Civilization Fan Community.

'Hour of Victory' (X360) Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hour of Victory allows you to play a key role in the pivotal and cinematic battles from the European and North African theaters of World War II, using the skills and gameplay style you choose. Midway will release a single-player teaser demo on Wed. May 30, allowing you to try out the rugged North African level as one of 3 characters.

'Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 8:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's turn-based strategy Sci-Fi adventure Galactic assault, previously known as Inhabited Island: Battlefield, takes the battle to Saraksh planet, where four armies (Khonties, the Land of Fathers, Island Empire and Southern barbarians) go toe-to-toe on field of action.

Empire Interactive Developing 'Hello Kitty' Titles

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 7:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive announced that it has signed a contract with Sanrio Digital to publish and co-develop new multi-format console and handheld games featuring the ever popular Hello Kitty character.

'Stranger' Kagar Character Revealed - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 7:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stranger combines epic role-playing with some of the best elements of real-time strategy. The never-before-seen spell and item enchantment system allows a never-before-seen flexibility as players simply have to swap the amounts of used crystals to adapt to their enemies' strategies.

'Ageod's American Civil War' - v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 7:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGEOD's American Civil War enjoys a very intuitive interface and is easy to learn. Compared to its predecessor, Birth of America, it features many additions such as new economic and political features, player control of troop recruitment, full chain of command from armies to brigades and much much more!

'Drawn to Life' (NDS) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 7:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drawn to Life takes players to the next level of interaction and creativity on the NDS. Your exact drawings populate the game, and no tedious animating or image manipulation is necessary. In other words, your drawing comes to life!

'FIFA 08' (ALL) Cover Athletes Get MoCap'd

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced that two-time FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldinho will headline a global lineup of superstar athletes to be featured on the front packs of FIFA 08, making its debut on the PS3 and Wii platforms.

'Twilight War: After the Fall' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Twilight War: After the Fall is an XORG (Extreme Online Roleplaying Game) with advanced graphics and an integrated FPS combat system, in the Post-Apocalyptic Science Fiction genre. Initially canceled, then revived, Twilight War: After the Fall uses SpeedTree, and is powered by Valve's Source Engine.

'DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has released a demo for its racing game DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road allowing you to try out 3 tracks, 3 race types drivable in a specific car for each track (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX, CORR class 1 buggy and Subaru Impreza).

'Touchmaster' (NDS) Skill Games Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 12:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

a wide variety of card games, puzzles Touchmaster DS will feature 23 of classic Touchmaster games, a wide variety of card games, puzzles and skill-based challenges, such as Solitaire, Mah Jongg, Hot Hoops and Trivia, are translated perfectly to make use of the touchscreen and stylus controls.

PSP Preview - 'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike'

by Andrew Hayward on May 24, 2007 @ 12:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

SOCOM Tactical Strike allows you to assume the role of an entire team of elite Special Forces. Evaluate your situation from the SEAL's perspective, plan your approach and execute your strategy using the innate expertise of the four-man SEAL team.

Wii Review - 'TMNT'

by Geson Hatchett on May 24, 2007 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The TMNT movie takes place in a New York City plagued by secretive villains and strange, otherworldly creatures. The TMNT video game uses the same dark and dangerous environments and adventurous themes featured in the TMNT CGI film.

'Madden NFL 08' (ALL) Rocks With Ozzy Osbourne

by Rainier on May 24, 2007 @ 12:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pop culture icons unite as Ozzy Osbourne's newly released I Don't Wanna Stop single today was revealed to be the first song in the Madden NFL 08 in-game soundtrack. The full Madden NFL 08 soundtrack list will be revealed in the coming weeks.