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'Hellgate: London' Multiplayer Subscription Price Revealed

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 10:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hellgate: London is a first-person perspective RPG with a completely randomized world, a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive. The latest Games for Windows issue reveals that while online play is in fact free, an Elite subscription will cost $9.95/month and offer bonuses such as 24/7 support, expanded inventory, extra characters, additional game modes and more ...

Xbox 360 Spring Update Launches Tomorrow

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 6:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

Various Game Trailers #1074

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 6:08 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:

  • Mortal Kombat: Armageddon [Wii] - Blaze Trailer
  • MLB 07 The Show [PS3] - Trailer (3)


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

'Call for Heroes: Pompolic Wars' (Wii/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 5:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call for Heroes: Pompolic Wars is a 3rd person action game with RPG elements. The game places players in a fantasy medieval world, where a dimensional portal to the Outer Worlds has opened, and an enemy from the darkness has encroached the world.

EA's Q4 2007 Financial Result Reveals 'Spore' Delay

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 5:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the industry has been beating expectations the past few quarters, EA had less good news today. Net revenue was down 4%, gross profit down 5%, net loss increased, and net income was also down for the quarter, although on an annual basis, net revenue was up, primarily driven by the EA Sports lineup (mainly Madden), Need for Speed Carbon, and The Sims. During the subsequent conf. call EA CEO John Riccitiello revealed that Will Wright's larger-than-life title won't see the light of day until early 2008.

'Halo 2' Vista Gets New Release Date

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 2:38 p.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. What he discovers will soon threaten the fate not only of Earth, but of the Universe itself. Originally scheduled for release today, but delayed to improve the install experience and address other technical issues, Halo 2 Vista is now scheduled for May 22nd.

'Faces of War' Expansion - 22 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 2:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While in the original you led a squad of 6 axis or allies soldiers into battle, the Faces of War standalone expansion puts the focus on the Russian side between 1941-45, where two friends are sent to the front, and become Brothers in Arms.

Eidos Brings 'Glory Days 2' (NDS) to North America

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos announced today it has signed a North American publishing agreement for Glory Days 2, offering classic good versus evil shoot-em-up action, combined with ferocious real time strategy

'Two Worlds' (X360/PC) - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 12:32 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.

'Army of Two' (PS3/X360) Weapon Design Contest - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Army of Two will throw gamers into hot spots ripped from current day headlines where they will utilize unique TWO man strategies and tactics while seamlessly transitioning between playing with intelligent Partner AI (PAI) and a live player. From May 7 to June 15, gamers can submit their ultimate weapon to be included as a special unlockable pre-order item in the X360 version of the game.

'Nervous Brickdown' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revamped, restyled and stepping into the next generation of handheld gaming, Nervous Brickdown refreshes the player's skills in paddle and ball gameplay while introducing new gameplay elements across 135 levels, like controlling spaceships to blast away bricks or even drawing a custom paddle.

'Double Dragon' is This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title - Screens

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

The legendary arcade classic that introduced gamers to co-op street-brawling action is back and looking better than ever. Team up with a friend or prepare to go it alone, because Double Dragon is hitting Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday, May 9, at 9 a.m. GMT (2 a.m. PDT).

'The Darkness' (PS3/X360) Demo Coming in June

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fearless Mafia hitman Jackie Estacado is part of the Franchetti crime family helmed by vicious cousin Paulie. On the eve of his 21st birthday, Jackie is suddenly possessed by the terrifying and spectacular powers of the Darkness. The official blog reveals a demo is coming to Xbox Live in June, although no details as to its contents...

Six Upcoming Xbox Live Arcade Titles Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Xbox Live Arcade library continues to expand and provide every type of gamer with accessible, pick-up-and-play game experiences. An electrifying lineup of racing games, card and board games, and both original and classic action games will be coming to Xbox Live Arcade in the future.

'Stranger' Steiger Character Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 8:47 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.

NCsoft 2007 First Quarter Financial Results

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft reported Q1 2007 sales of US$91.2M (up 9%), net income of US$15.2M (up 107%), and while sales dropped 6%, operating income rose more than 10%. More interestingly, NCSoft plans to released Aion in Korea within the year and Dungeon Runners this summer, while Tabula Rasa and Guild Wars: Eye of the North are both expected late 2007.

PSP Preview - 'Monster Hunter Freedom 2'

by Andrew Hayward on May 8, 2007 @ 7:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Monster Hunter Freedom 2 borrows various elements from Monster Hunter 2 on the PS2, while the handheld sequel will also feature ad hoc and online multiplayer, as well as new weapons and new locations such as snow covered landscapes.

'Cryostasis' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Action Forms' Cryostasis is a first person horror/action game where you play a meteorologist caught inside the "North Wind," an old nuclear ice-breaker, frozen in the ice many years ago. This steel beast once fought for its country, but it fell into an ice trap as did every living thing onboard.

'CellFactor: Revolution' - Full Game Available NOW

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 6:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CellFactor: Revolution redefines physical interaction, combining multiplayer gameplay with massive environmental destruction where you can manipulate thousands of objects simultaneously, control vehicles and fight against AI-controlled opponents or challenge friends to a match in the networked gameplay modes.

'Rock Band' (PS3/X360) to Feature Fender Guitars Exclusively

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harmonix, and Electronic Arts announced that Fender Musical Instruments Corporation will have their instruments exclusively featured in the upcoming videogame Rock Band. In addition, Roland Corporation and BOSS have agreed to have their brands featured within Rock Band.

'The Golden Horde' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 5:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Golden Horde, using Ancient Wars: Sparta's AWE engine, is a historical RTS based on real events that took place at the beginning of XII century. Those were the times of mighty warriors and military leaders whose power and daring instilled courage in common soldiers.

'Arena Wars Reloaded' Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 5:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sporting various new features, and a new graphics engine, Arena Wars Reloaded is an action strategy game focusing once again on fast-paced RTS action and multiplayer mayhem. Pushed back from its original May release, Arena Wars Reloaded is now scheduled for June 22.

'Theatre of War: Battle for Moscow' Announced

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefront.com and 1C announce the upcoming Theatre of War: Battle for Moscow Add-on, featuring a whole new campaign (Battle for Moscow, 1941, 10 missions) as well as a powerful Map Editor! Better yet, the Add-on will be released for download to Theatre of War players completely for free!

'Fallout 3' Lead Role to be Voiced by Liam Neeson

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda Softworks announced that actor Liam Neeson, known for Schindler's List, will lead the cast providing voice work in Fallout 3. Neeson will play the role of the player's father and will appear prominently throughout the game.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 5:04 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:

'Hydrophobia' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 4:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hydrophobia is a survival adventure about conquering fear in a series of entirely dynamic flooded environments, featuring the unique technology of Blade’s recently unveiled HydroEngine.

'Steel Panthers: World War 2 - WinSPWW2' - v2.5 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 4:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WinSPWW2 features true combined arms warfare from 1930 through 1946, an era that saw the theories of J.F.C. Fuller and Giulio Douhet put to the test as the world burned. This v2.5 patch provides several fixes, tweaks, and enhancements.

'The Witcher' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 4:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher is an action RPG, combining features of such games as Dungeon Siege, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Gothic and Neverwinter Nights, incorporating a simple-yet-interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3D graphics.

THQ Reveals Six New Nickelodeon Titles for 2007

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced the company's 2007 Nickelodeon video game lineup, including the debut of El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, as well as all-new titles based on some of the top-rated kids TV shows including SpongeBob SquarePants, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Zoey 101 and Drake and Josh.

'Final Fantasy Dissidia' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 12:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix has revealed Final Fantasy Dissidia, an all-new original titles in the FF franchise, however not part of the Compilation of Final Fantasy VIII or the Ivalice Alliance. No details were provided yet, except that the game may not be an RPG but it is listed as a "Dramatic Progressive Action" title, and Tetsuya Nomura, known from Kingdom Hearts, has signed on to be the character designer of the game..

PC Review - 'Shady O' Grady's Rising Star'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on May 8, 2007 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Shady O' Grady's Rising Star is an RPG game, but unlike the familiar dungeon crawlers, this game is set in the real world of music. Players create their dream band and attempt to coast their way to the top of the music world before the next young hot act comes along.

Nobilis and Capcom Europe Sign Distribution Agreement

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nobilis and Capcom Europe announced a distribution agreement that names Nobilis as the official Capcom distribution partner for France and Benelux, starting with Devil May Cry 4 (PS3, X360, and PC), Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (PC), MotoGP 07 (PS2),Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (PSP), new titles from the Mega Man franchise and more.

'Metroid Prime Pinball' (NDS) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on May 8, 2007 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed a few weeks ago, Samus Aran's entry into the bumper-and-flipper world is a sleek, sci-fi classic gaming adventure that has her careening into gigantic boss monsters and bouncing through a variety of exciting pinball tables.