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'Crysis' - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 8:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crysis, shooter fans will face a new kind of gameplay challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of a horrific alien invasion.

$25,000 Mod/Map Contest Kicked Off

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 7:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameFlood announced a new mod and mapmaking contest allowing users to submit, nominate, and vote for their favorite mods and maps, with a chance to win a share of $25,000 in cash and prizes and gain recognition from developers, and gamers.

Various Game Trailers #1091

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 7:23 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:

  • Bioshock [X360/PC] - B Roll Gameplay Trailer
  • Shadowground [X360/PC] - Cinematic Trailer
  • Worms: Open Warfare 2 [NDS/PSP] - Trailer


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

Ubisoft's Fiscal 2006-2007 Sales Up 24%

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sales were up 24%, the current operating income recently revised upwards to $51.63M, net income reaches record level of $54.6M, cash flows from operating activities up to $71.72M, positive net cash position up $162.18M, and the outlook for 2007–2008 confirmed.

'Hospital Tycoon' - 28 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 3:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hospital Tycoon is a medical-themed God game in which players are put in charge of hectic hospital facilities that are constantly on the verge of crisis and collapse. Players are challenged to run, maintain, enhance and expand the hospitals while turning any chaotic situation around using ingenious management techniques.

'Kudos : Rock Legend' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kudos: Rock Legend is a turn-based rock-band-tycoon game similar, but not directly a sequel, to the Sims-style game Kudos. KRL puts you in the position of the singer in a rock/pop band. It's up to you to take your band from nobodies to megastars by writing songs, booking gigs, managing the band and recording albums.

'DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road' (PS3/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 3:16 p.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.

Trio Collaborating On 'The Club' (PS3/X360/PC) Music Score

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 1:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Club is a 3rd person action shooter that focuses on addictive and rewarding gameplay, testing your skills to the limit and offers a relentless pace with frantic, fast paced gameplay with a unique style, tone and storyline that drips with energy, attitude and anarchy. Richard Jacques will score the single-player campaign, while Chris Chudley does multiplayer and Jesper Kyd the main theme.

'Europa Universalis III: Napoleon's Ambition' Enhanced Trading System - Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced a new expansion that will take Europa Universalis III all the way into the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era in Napoleon's Ambition.

'Company of Heroes' Producer Working on Mystery Title

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nobody likes press releases that reveal nothing, only linking to a cryptic website that doesn't really tell you anything either. But when it involves the producer (John Johnson) of the most critically acclaimed RTS of all time (Company of Heroes) then launching a teaser website (access code QUO) promising further details shortly, changes things. A visitors counter indicates further details are to come shortly..

'Attack on Pearl Harbor' - 6 Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 12:23 p.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.

'DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road' (PS3/X360/PC) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 12:22 p.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. Fans who pre-order the game at retailers nationwide will receive an exclusive access code that unlocks 10 cars in the game, as well as exclusive videos of off-road racing star Travis Pastana.

'Mad Tracks' (X360) this Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title - Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mad Tracks is an action-packed toy-car racing game, with toy cars powered by spring engines. Races are set in everyday places, like toy stores, mini-golf parks, and restaurants. Mad Tracks will be available for download on Xbox LIVE Arcade beginning Wed., May 30, at 9:00 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. Pacific Time).

'Spaceforce: Rogue Universe' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On your path to become the best-known pilot in space, through a yet unknown universe, you can fight, trade or smuggle to earn respect, wealth and fame. The demo contains several systems, Stations, inner-system jump links, quests, and of course interesting trading routes as well as powerful upgrades for your spaceship!

'Red Stone' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

K2 Network's Red Stone is a 2-D fantasy MMORPG in which players adventure to recover the lost shards of a powerful jewel in order to restore peace to their ravaged world.

'American McGee's Grimm' Officially Announced

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

American McGee's Grimm is a story-driven action-adventure game. The player interacts with a compelling collection of vividly drawn characters inhabiting a world built around twisted takes on the best-known tales in Western fiction. The game combines familiar exploration and questing conventions with a thematically inspired fighting mechanic based on the notion that “words are weapons”.

'Lucinda Green's Equestrian Challenge' (PS2/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive announced that it has signed a distribution and licensing agreement with Red Mile Entertainment for Lucinda Green’s Equestrian Challenge. This family-friendly game delivers a fun, realistic portrayal of the equestrian sport under the tutelage of record breaking Badminton rider and former world champion Lucinda Green.

'Dirty Dancing: The Video Game' Announced

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celebration of the 20th anniversary of the movie, Codemasters unveiled details on Dirty Dancing: The Video Game! Through this action puzzler, Dirty Dancing enthusiasts now have the opportunity to experience the life of Baby, learn to dance with the resident dancing couple, Johnny and Penny, and work alongside the team at the renowned Kellerman’s Mountain House Resort.

'Project Fashion' - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive Project Fashion lets you follow in the footsteps of your favorite fashion icons and discover a world of high style, beauty secrets and catwalk intrigue on your journey to becoming the ultimate fashion stylist.

'The Sims 2: Bon Voyage' Announced

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 8:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Whisk your Sims away from their everyday routines and take them on exciting trips to three exotic locations! Whether relaxing on a lush tropical island in a luxury suite, camping outdoors on a pristine mountaintop, or exploring the culture of the Far East, your Sims will enjoy all-new activities to relax and rejuvenate them. Send your Sims packing for the trip of a lifetime!

'The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena' (PS3/X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 6:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena presents a reinvention of 2004's Escape from Butcher Bay in HD, enhancements, as well as adding the Dark Athena chapter, an expansion of the original game with an exciting new story and new gameplay features.

PS3 Preview - 'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune'

by Andrew Hayward on May 29, 2007 @ 5:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune brings players into a world ripe with realism and unexpected juxtapositions. A fallible hero akin to those depicted in pulp-adventure genre films, Nathan Drake brings a humanity and believability never seen before in video gaming, enabled entirely through technology advancements.

'Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive announces that it has acquired the worldwide publishing rights to Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder, previously called Loath Nolder: Labores Solis. Developed by Zoetrope Interactive, this horror/thriller adventure game is greatly inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

'Godzilla: Unleashed' (NDS/PSP/Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Godzilla: Unleashed is the ultimate fighting monsters game on a giant scale. The game stars the legendary Godzilla and a slew of the most renowned monsters of all-time.

'Overspeed: High Performance Street Racing' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City Interactive is taking a break from the FPS genre, as it announced Overspeed: High Performance Street Racing. Illegal streetracing in Los Angeles seems to be the major focus, with damage models, joy pad support, car tuning, online multiplayer and more ...

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 3:49 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:

'Experience112' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Micro Application's Experience112 is a new 3D graphic adventure, developed by Missing/In Memoriam's Lexis Numerique, where you guide Léa Nichols, sole survivor on board of an infected cargo ship, escape by means of the surveillance system. Monitor, control and guide her movement towards freedom, but above all, the truth.

Wii Review - 'Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII'

by Geson Hatchett on May 29, 2007 @ 1:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Authentic WWII atmosphere. Fly in close to Germany's industrial terrain for a bombing raid, strafe the islands of the pacific, or emerge from the cloud cover over London and engage the enemy. The environment looks so real you'll feel like you're the pilot in a famous WWII movie.

NDS Review - 'Spider-Man 3'

by Rusty Bailey on May 29, 2007 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Based on the feature film, Spider-Man 3 allows players to experience the actions of heroic red-suited Spider-Man and, for the first time ever, his darker, more mysterious black-suited persona.

'R-Type Tactics' (PSP) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Irem Software is working on a new title in the 80's classic horizontal shoot'm up R-Type franchise. While details are still slim, R-Type Tactics will combine traditional shmup elements with strategy.

Warren Spector and John Woo Working on 'Ninja Gold' (ALL)

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Action movie director John Woo, (Hard Boiled, Face/Off, MI:II), and game designer Warren Spector, (Deus Ex, and System Shock), are hooking up to work on Ninja Gold. The movie and game project centers around a ninja warrior, part of a centuries-old legacy and bloodline, forced to confront the reality of covert warfare in the modern world.

'Raw Danger' (PS2) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Raw Danger, previously known as S.O.S : The Final Escape, is a survival game requiring you to fend for yourself in a city surrounded by mountains, ocean, and rivers that is experiencing torrential rains. All order has collapsed and there is no choice but to escape.

Chaos Engine Available For Licensing

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 12:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chaos Software Group announced that its Massively Multiplayer Development Platform is now commercially available for licensing. The Chaos Engine is a complete integrated platform for the efficient development of MMORPG titles.

'Mythos' Closed Beta Test Coming Soon

by Rainier on May 29, 2007 @ 12:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythos is an online, action RPG that is free to download and free to play, much like the NCSoft's recent Dungeon Runners. Flagship announced that they are preparing to launch a closed beta test, and dates will be announced soon. The beta test will include new character options, overland areas, lots of new quests, new monsters, new items, new town, all new interface screens and plenty more ...