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'Wildlife Park 2: Crazy Zoo' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 9:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wildlife Park 2: Crazy Zoo is an expansion pack for Deep Silver's zoo tycoon game, adding 30 new species of animal and plants, new stunt, new attractions, and numerous new features.

'Wildlife Park 2' - v1.23 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Silver has released a new patch for B-Alive's zoo management game Wildlife Park2. This v1.23 patch works for the original and its Crazy Zoo addon, improves performance, fixes gfx bugs and adds balance tweaks.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates of the Burning Sea is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. You play a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, as you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep.

Various Game Trailers #1102

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 6:21 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:

  • Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - Quests Trailer
  • Chocobo's Dungeon [Wii] - JAP Trailer
  • Legend: Hand of God - Trailer #2


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

'Halo 3' (X360) Themed Controllers By Todd McFarlane

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 6:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Comic book artist Todd McFarlane, known for Spawn and various others, is not an stranger in the gaming industry and has collaborated with Bungie and Microsoft to decorate Halo 3 themed Xbox 360 controllers (one Spartan, one Covenant) for $59.99, which also includes a McFarlane Toys Halo 3 action figure. For that same price you can also get a camo green Halo 3 wireless headset, both items are over at GameStop, but won't be available until early September.

'Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms' Developer Diary #1 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms offers an unprecedented amount of new content that gives gamers over 75 hours of epic new gameplay, including 4 new campaigns, 13 new factions with no less than 150 new units. Creative Assembly's Brendan Rogers tells us more about the Teutonic Wars Campaign.

Bioware MMORPG Coming in 2009

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 2:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an announcement about complex event processing, a new technology where a software system watches events streaming through the enterprise's software infrastructure, Bioware revealed its yet unannounced MMO is scheduled for 2009.

'Ship Simulator 2008' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 2:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ship Simulator 2008, previously announced as Ship Simulator 2007, is a simulation game that puts players at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea.

'Mad Tracks' (ALL) Unlocking Issue Gets Patched

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 2:06 p.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.

'MotoGP '07' (PS2) - Game Details and Features

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom secured the PlayStation format rights to publish official videogames based on the adrenaline fuelled motor sport, MotoGP. Developed by Milestone, MotoGP '07 will feature all the riders, bikes, teams and tracks from the 2007 season.

'America's Army: True Soldiers' (X360) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft and the U.S. Army announced that Red Storm Entertainment, in collaboration with the Army, will launch America's Army: True Soldiers, exclusively for the Xbox 360.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v3.7 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 1:33 p.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 v3.7 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

Telltale Inc. Bags $6 Million Extra Funding

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 1:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Telltale Inc. announced that it has secured $6 million in Series B funding, led by Granite Ventures and IDG Ventures SF, allowing it to use the financing to drive growth in existing and new episodic series, multi-platform development and new staff additions.

'Global MU Online Season 2' Announced - Screens

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

K2 Network announced the Global MU Online expansion with Season 2 coming later this month. With new features, many of which were requested by the community, Season 2 offers new sets, a new PvP Shield, New Windowed mode support, new maps and more.

'Need for Speed Carbon' - v1.4 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Need for Speed Carbon delivers the next generation of adrenaline-filled street racing and will challenge players to face the ultimate test of driving skill on treacherous canyon roads. EA has released a new patch bringing your retail game to v1.4 and fuxes a few VISTA specific crash issues.

'SimCity Societies' Officially Announced - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that SimCity Societies is in development and is scheduled to hit retail stores this holiday season. Featuring an all-new, revolutionary feature set, SimCity Societies allows players to construct not only the cities they desire, but create their cultures, societal behaviors and environments as well.

'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Two Worlds' (X360/PC) - v1.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 10:46 a.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. This new v1.4 patch fixes various single & multiplayer issues, and adds a few new features.

'Shadowgrounds Survivor' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadowgrounds Survivor tells the story of three survivors who join forces with the last remaining human resistance in the heated battle against the ongoing alien onslaught. The acclaimed atmosphere and gameplay mechanics of the original Shadowgrounds make a triumphant return armed with a new feature set!

'Secret Files: Tunguska' (NDS/Wii) - Details and Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Secret Files: Tunguska is a point-and-click adventure game based on the mysterious Tunguska phenomenon that occurred in July 1908, in which the Siberian region of Tunguska was engulfed in an inferno of flames that turned everything into debris and ashes.

Playboy Enters 'Second Life'

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playboy announced the official launch of Playboy Island in Second Life. The Rabbit Head-shaped island will house a virtual Playboy retail store and will also offer Second Life residents the chance to connect with the brand through a variety of events and social opportunities.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) - 8 Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is Nintendo's latest incarnation in the popular Super Smash Bros. series of titles featuring all new characters ranging from Kirby and Wario to Samus, and even Metal Gear Solid's Snake.

'The Sims 2 Seasons' - v1.7.0.157 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims 2 Seasons is the latest Expansion Pack for The Sims 2 loaded with new seasonal activities for your Sims including snowball fights, chasing fireflies, playing in leaf piles, and more! EA has released the first patch, fixing a few minor issues.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 9:46 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:

'NHL 08' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced today that Carolina Hurricanes center Eric Staal will be the NHL 08 cover athlete and spokesman. NHL 08 will feature an exclusive AHL license for the first time, with all 29 teams from the primary development league for the NHL fully playable in game.

'Post-Time' - Updated v1.02 Demo/Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Post-Time is a 3D horse racing simulation game featuring over 200 horses, each with their own unique attributes and running styles. This v1.02a patch completely redesigns the announcing and betting system, as well as many other additions and fixes.

'Dungeons & Dragons Tactics' (PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics offers an original, intriguing D&D storyline where you take on the role of a mortal child caught in a conflict of two competing dragons striving for godhood.

'Fish Tycoon' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally created by Last Day of Work and published by Big Fish Games as an online PC game, Majesco's fish-breeding simulation game Fish Tycoon lets you turn your Nintendo DS into a virtual fish store.

'Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe' Coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade in August

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive announced that it will bring the furious excitement of the classic Speedball II: Brutal Deluxe to Xbox LIVE Arcade, with the addition of an all-new High Definition version, more teams and downloadable content.

'Lost Odyssey' (X360) - Features, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 12th

Lost Odyssey is the story of Kaim, an immortal character who has lived more than 1,000 years and doesn't remember his past and doesn't know where his future lies. Throughout Kaim's journey, a handful of characters join him on an odyssey to discover their intricate past and destiny, leading players through a dramatic story of massive scale.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Tetris Evolution'

by Michael DePasquale on June 12, 2007 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Tetris Evolution will allow players to take advantage of Xbox 360's high-definition capabilities with intense graphics that make the Tetriminos appear to pop off the screen and more than a dozen high-definition background videos. The game will also feature customizable themes, skins, icons and soundtracks to create a personalized gaming experience.

'BioShock' (X360/PC) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 12, 2007 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioShock is a revolution in the shooter genre that will forever change the expectations for the FPS. Going beyond run and gun corridors, monster-closet AIs and static worlds, BioShock creates a living, unique and unpredictable FPS experience. BioShock is the Shooter 2.0.

PS2 Preview - 'Hot Shots Tennis'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 12, 2007 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Hot Shots Tennis brings the Hot Shots franchise to the tennis world for the first time. With a host of wacky characters and tennis styles, exotic court locations, and game modes, Hot Shots Tennis offers pick up and play action for tennis fans of all ages.

PS3/PC Preview - 'The Agency'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 12, 2007 @ 12:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

The Agency is a pick-up-and-play experience where players assume the role of elite agents in a modern-day world. Both solo players and groups will enjoy a wide variety of cooperative and competitive story-driven missions set in exotic locales across the globe.