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'MySims' (NDS/Wii) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 7:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MySims, designed especially for the Wii and NDS, introduces a charming cast of whimsical characters while delivering the creativity, customization and classic open-ended gameplay.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' Gets In-Game Ads

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 6:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Splash Damage's Managing Director Neil Postlethwaite revealed that in order to help cover on-going support without passing the costs on to the gamer, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars will feature appropriate non-intrusive ads in select locations, you won't have to interact with them; they'll just be part of the normal environment.

Various Game Trailers #1107

by Rainier on June 19, 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:

  • Bioshock [X360/PC] - Developer Diary #1
  • Jackass: The Game [NDS/PSP/PS2] - Trailer
  • Lost Planet: Extreme Condition [PC] - Trailer #2
  • Tron [X360] - Classic vs. Enhanced Trailer
  • Discs of Tron [X360] - Classic vs. Enhanced Trailer
  • Eve Online: Revelations II - Trailer
  • Donkey Kong Jet [Wii] - Trailer
  • Jam Sessions [NDS] - Free Falling Trailer
  • Wild Arms: Crossfire [PSP] - JAP Trailer


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

'Madden NFL 08' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 4:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With Ozzy Osbourne's newly released "I Don't Wanna Stop" single on the soundtrack, and Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young on the cover, Madden NFL 08 looks to be back better than ever...

UbiSoft Reveals End of the Year Release Schedule

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Ubisoft released their schedule for all its blockbuster titles that are due before year's end. Seems the French developer/publisher is going all out starting in September but mainly November is title heavy. Curiously enough the previous Haze PS3 exclusivity last a mere 7 days. Read more for details ...

'N+' (NDS/PSP) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari's N+, successor to the flash ninja game N, offers equal parts platformer and action gameplay with incredibly fluid animation, fast action, amazing acrobatics and instant playability.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 3:48 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:

'Tekken 6' (PS3) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 2:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there has yet to be an official announcement, Tekken 6 is the next installment in Namco Bandai's popular 3D fighting series, coming exclusively to the PS3.

'Saga' Open Beta Test Launching in July

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 2:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Saga is a new MMORTS game, developed by Wahoo Studios, bringing persistency to RTS gaming. You build cities and armies to defend and manage a persistent online kingdom in a persistent fantasy world. Silverlode Interactive and Wahoo Studios announced that an open beta test will begin on July 5.

'A Stroke of Fate' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 1:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Stroke of Fate is an interactive detective story set in the authentic surroundings of 1940s fascist Germany. The gamer has a unique opportunity to conduct a compelling investigation of the most mysterious secret veiled by the 20th century – Adolf Hitler's premature death.

'NBA Live 08' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced today that Washington Wizards All-Star Gilbert Arenas will be the cover athlete and spokesman of EA SPORTS NBA Live 08.

Father of the PlayStation Officially Retired

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 12:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As previously announced the chief architect of Sony's PlayStation game console Ken Kutaragi, 56, stepped down Tuesday (although he will still have an advisory post at the gaming unit). The gaming unit is now headed by Kazuo Hirai, SCE's former president and chief operating officer.

'Samurai Warriors 2: Xtreme Legends' (PS2) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set after the collapse of Japan's Ashikaga Shogunate, Samurai Warriors 2 chronicles the civil wars that consumed feudal Japan and the events that lead to the country's unification. Samurai Warriors 2: Xtreme Legends is a standalone addon, with extra playable characters...

'Halo 3' (X360) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this third chapter of the Halo trilogy, Master Chief returns to finish the fight, bringing the epic conflict between the Covenant, the Flood, and the entire human race to a dramatic, pulse-pounding climax. Halo 3 sports 49 achievements, totalling 1000 points...

'Need for Speed ProStreet' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA is introducing a new Need for Speed version that drives the series in a new direction. Need for Speed ProStreet is a ground-breaking Need for Speed experience where you’re thrust to compete head to head against the best street racers in a multitude of racing showdowns.

'LEGO Batman' (ALL) Game Details

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 11:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games are currently developing LEGO Batman, featuring all of the characters from the LEGO Batman construction sets, plus a few new additions. Gamers will have the ability to roam the streets of LEGO Gotham City as Batman or Robin, and even take control of the villains while manipulating gadgets and building and operating fantastic vehicles in one- or two-person co-op gameplay. The game is slated for fall of 2008, on multiple platforms.

'Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection' (PS3) Gets Multiplayer Add-on - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 10:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced that they will be releasing an downloadable add-on for Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection allowing Tekken fans, for the first time in the franchise's history, to play online. The online feature will include ranked matches, custom battles, and online tournaments ...

'Hitman Trilogy' (PS2/PC) Announced, Launches Tomorrow

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

Eidos announced the Hitman Trilogy, a compilation offering three Hitman games in one package, featuring Hitman: Blood Money, Hitman: Silent Assassin, and Hitman: Contracts along with a sneak preview bonus disc of Eidos’ upcoming thriller Kane & Lynch: Dead Men.

'SimCity Societies' - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'World of Warcraft' - v2.1.2 Euro/US Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v2.1.2 patch tweaks various classes, fixes issues with the interface, quests, dungeons and raids, as well as the world environment.

'They Hunger: Lost Souls' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

They Hunger: Lost Souls is a commercial game powered by Valve Software's Half-Life 2 Source engine. Based upon the highly popular They Hunger mod series, the upcoming title features a completely new horror-survival adventure.

'Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars' (X360) Gets Downloadable Content

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adds layers of strategy to your gaming experience by building mobile bases, wielding the power of terrifying Ion Storms on the battlefield, or customising your armies by combining units. EA has released some new C&C3: TW maps on Xbox Live Marketplace, one free (Ground Zero), and a pack that includes 6 new maps for 500 points.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Tiburon, known for Madden NFL Football and NCAA Football titles, is developing the latest installment in the Tiger Woods franchise. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 will include two new features, GamerNet And Photo Game Face. Read more for details...

'Hearts of Iron Anthology' Announced

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 8:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced today that all installments of the Hearts of Iron franchise will be available via retail channels in a complete collection called Hearts of Iron Anthology.

'Undertow' (X360) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 7:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Undertow you navigate the stormy seas as one of four unique, upgradeable unit types, earning points for adding upgrades by killing enemies, completing objectives, and taking checkpoints. Undertow includes two multiplayer modes for up to 16 players, and a robust 15-level single player and co-op campaign.

'Left Behind II: Tribulation Forces' Announced

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 7:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last year Left Behind Games announced it was working on a sequel, using game technology from Big Huge Games. Left Behind II: Tribulation Forces includes well over 100 features, enhancements, upgraded graphics, and it resolves numerous issues that made its predecessor controversial.

'Hard to be a God' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hard to be a God is an RPG with adventure and espionage elements based on a storyline of the novel with the same name by Strugatsky brothers. The main hero is a graduate of a medieval secret service high school, and his mission is to scout and report the situation in the Kingdom of Arcanar, an independent anarchical state.

'Manhunt 2' (PSP/PS2/Wii) Gets Banned in the UK

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Manhunt 2 an experiment at a secret research facility has gone catastrophically wrong, with Daniel Lamb and Leo Kasper the only survivors. The Pickman Project will stop at nothing to hunt them down and stop the truth from getting out. The first game to be banned since 1997 (Carmageddon) the BBFC has rejected Rockstar's Manhunt 2, meaning it cannot be legally supplied anywhere in the UK.

UPDATE

The ESRB has just given Manhunt 2 an AO (Adults Only) rating.

'Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command' (NDS/PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command will bring the carnage of the 41st millennium to the handhelds, featuring a new and immersive single-player campaign, along with a robust global multiplayer component.

'Jackass: The Game' (NDS/PSP/PS2) Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the MTV crazy-stunts-gone-bad-on-purpose show Jackass: The Game, developed by Sidhe Interactive, features mini-games, story mode and all the raunchy, and craziness you come to expect from the TV show, with likeness/voices from the real cast.

'Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy 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.

Wii Preview - 'Namco Museum Remix'

by Andrew Hayward on June 19, 2007 @ 5:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Namco Museum Remix will revitalize popular Namco games, recreating them from the ground up with intuitive controls utilizing the Wii Controller and with new visuals in terms of both graphics and presentation. Each game delivers a unique experience that can be shared between anyone wanting to jump in on the action.

Get Your Own Car in 'European Street Racing' - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2007 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

European Street Racing is a fast and furious new street racing game where you can test your driving skills and race through the streets of seven of Europe’s principal cities including Moscow, Warsaw, London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin and Hamburg.

NDS Review - 'Naruto: Ninja Council 3'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on June 19, 2007 @ 4:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Naruto: Ninja Council 3 features mission-based gameplay for up to four players. The ninja action game utilizes an interchangeable attack system allowing players to combine attack techniques from all available characters in the mission to increase their chance of success.