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'Transformers: The Game' (ALL) - 7 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 10:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Transformers: The Game lets gamers control the outcome in the battle for Earth as they choose to protect it as Autobots or destroy it as Decepticons. Players will also experience the unstoppable power and massive scale of their favorite Robots in Disguise such as Bumblebee, Barricade and others.

Stray Bullet Games Licenses HeroEngine For MMO

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 10:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stray Bullet Games, formerly known as Wolfpack Studios who developed Shadowbane for Ubisoft, has licensed Simultronics’ HeroEngine still untitled, MMO. A year into development the studio has grown, and moved into the pre-production phase.

'Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 9:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy, developed by The Secrets of Da Vinci's Kheops Studio, is a classic point-and-click adventure game. Nostradamus sends his daughter Madeleine to help Catherine de Medici, who thinks she has been cursed. As practicing medicine is a male occupation, the game allows you to disguise as Madeleine's brother Cesar to interact with other NPCs.

Gearbox Gets 'Heat' and Talks 'Aliens'

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an on-camera interview with Swedish GameReactor, Gearbox's Randy Pitchfork revealed that Aliens is making great progress and is currently scheduled for next-gen "platforms" in 2009. The focus of the game will be on the colonial marines battling the acid-spewing aliens. Talks with Aliens RPG developer Obsidian have taken place, but both titles have since gone in different directions. Gearbox has also met with Hollywood director Michael Mann to talk about Heat (starring Al Pacino & Robert de Niro), and while work on that project has yet to start, both parties are very interested in proceeding.

Various Game Trailers #1094

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 4:45 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:

  • The Darkness [PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix [ALL] - Sound Effects Trailer
  • Tomb Raider Anniversary [PSP/PS2/PC] - Dev Diary Trailer #5


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

'Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution is a North American Wii exclusive title, and will include characters that have never been featured in the Clash of Ninja game series. The game will follow the storyline of the television series and will take advantage of the Wiimote in fast-paced ninja action for up to four players in nine different gameplay modes.

'Civilization III' - HistoriCanada: The New World Mod Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A historically-based strategy game derived from the history of Canada, HistoriCanada: The New World will allow players to explore the parameters of their Canadian past and even alter outcomes of historical events that, at one point, were unresolved or uncertain.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 12:10 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. In case you hadn't seen it earlier, Ubisoft will release a multiplayer demo on June 7.

'Audition' Has 100,000 People Shaking Their Booties

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nexon America announced that its newest free-to-play, massively multiplayer online dance game, Audition, has hit 100,000 registered users in North America.

'Lost Planet: Extreme Condition' (X360) Collector's Edition Map Soon to be Free

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost Planet is a sci-fi action shooter set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet. While Capcom has released 2 multiplayer map packs, it will release the Collector's Edition exclusive Battleground map on Thursday, June 7, for free on Xbox Live.

'Rhythm 'n Notes' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Agetec announced that it will be releasing Rhythm 'n Notes for the Nintendo DS this fall. This unique title offers tonal and rhythmic music training in the form of entertaining piano and drumming games. No matter what your musical background or tastes, Rhythm ‘n Notes is for you!

100 Classic Wii Games Downloaded 4.7 Million Times

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The upcoming addition of Zelda II: The Adventure of Link on June 4 marks the 100th classic game available on the Wii Shop Channel. And since going online Nov. 19, Wii owners have downloaded more than 4.7 million classic games, a rate of more than 1,000 games every hour since launch.

'Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of The Betrayer' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Obsidian is working on a Neverwinter Nights 2 expansion pack Mask of The Betrayer featuring a new campaign set in the Forgotten Realms, as well as new monsters, weapons, powers and plenty of quests.

Wii/PS3/X360 Preview - 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix'

by Alicia on June 1, 2007 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community is in denial about the teenager's recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort, preferring to turn a blind eye to the news that Voldemort has returned.

'Paris Chase' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Paris Chase, you start your career in a cheap garage and a choice of affordable street cars. Work your way up to 5 other garages. Each garage has its own style, cars (total of 30+ supercars), and friends, so feel free to drive towards one of these garages and check out their showrooms.

'Theatre of War: Battle for Moscow' - 38 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 5:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Theatre of War: Battle for Moscow is an 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!

'Guitar Hero 3' (PS2/Wii/PS3/X360) Updated Track List #1

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god using Gibson Guitar's Les Paul and Kramer models, experience new features and explosive content including a new multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a bevy of exclusive unlockable content and authentic rock venues.

'LEGO Universe' Revealed

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In early March, Netdevil announced it was developing a LEGO MMO based on everybody's favorite childhood toy. A Danish article reveals the first details about LEGO Universe, scheduled to launch mid-2008. The new LEGO Universe will combine gaming, building and the opportunity for social networking on the very same web page. The game is being developed in close cooperation with fans, who are testing every idea, and "LEGO Group want to offer the unique experience to play with LEGO bricks both virtually and physically together with your friends from all over the world, and you can even change from the physically to the virtual play as you like – You are in control."

'Lair' (PS3) Now Known As 'Rise from Lair'

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playing as a warrior riding a voracious dragon trained for deadly aerial and ground combat, and capable of scorching, clawing and smashing thousands of enemies, gamers must defeat countless armies to save a civilization. Factor 5 has renamed its dragonesque title to Rise from Lair.

'Boogie' (Wii) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced an all new Wii exclusive intellectual property, Boogie, a unique music/rhythm-based game that takes advantage of the Wii controls to get gamers off their couch, playing and dancing to a new beat.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v3.6 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v3.6 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

'Naruto: Rise of a Ninja' (X360) Developer Q&A

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Developed exclusively for the X360 from the ground up and for the first time ever, gamers will experience Naruto starting from the series' beginning. Re-live the hit anime and manga and experience Naruto's transformation from noisy ninja-academy dropout to respected ninja.

'Overlord' (X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Overlord is an original next-generation title from Age of Wonders developer Triumph Studios. A groundbreaking action adventure, Overlord is set in a seriously warped fantasy world where players can be evil (or really evil).

'FlatOut: Total Carnage' (X360) Also Coming to PC?

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FlatOut: Total Carnage is a re-imagining of FlatOut 2 rebuilt from the ground up and specifically developed to make use of the additional feature sets and improved processing ability of third generation technologies. According to an updated ESRB listing it might very well be, as it previously only listed Xbox 360, and now also PC.

PSP Review - 'Aedis Eclipse: Generation of Chaos'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on June 1, 2007 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Long, long ago, battles were waged with blade and spell. The lush island of Aedis was constantly submerged in bloodshed. Eventually, this hatred and anger gave birth to an entity known as Mugen, which brought an end to all things. Now they call it a fairy tale, a mere child's fantasy.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar' Gets v1.6 Patch

by Rainier on June 1, 2007 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar adds a gripping new single-player campaign sees the elimination of two of the game’s alien races and the introduction of several others. Availale through the in-game autoupdater, the v1.6 patch adds a full-blown 3D engine upgrade resulting in a 10X graphics performance improvement, as well as dozens of new features.