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'Universe at War: Earth Assault' (X360/PC) Heroes of the Hierarchy - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA's Universe at War: Earth Assault, developed by Petroglyph, is a combat-intensive RTS game enlisting players in an epic struggle to prevent total alien domination of planet Earth.

Various Game Trailers #1110

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 4:31 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:

  • Dark Messiah: Elements [X360] - Trailer
  • Mushroom Men [ALL] - Trailer #3
  • Transformers: The Game [ALL] - Trailer #6
  • NCAA Football 08 [ALL] - Gameplay Features Tutorial Trailer


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

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (X360/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 4:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan.

inXile Entertainment Debating 'Wasteland' Sequel

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 4:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Riding on the coattails of the Fallout 3 buzz inXile Entertainment's CEO Brian Fargo revealed that they are looking into bringing back Wasteland, the game that spawned the Fallout series. Back in its hayday Fargo was CEO over at Interplay when its released classics such as Baldur's Gate, and FallOut, while inXile Entertainment is known for the Bard's Tale, and is currently working on Line Rider for Wii/NDS.

'Hail to the Chimp' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 1:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hail to the Chimp is a party game where players battle one another to become the new leader of the Animal Kingdom. Players use the game’s unique team-up mechanic, balancing cooperation with competition, to claw their way to victory.

Give 'Speedball 2' A Subtitle Contest

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Speedball 2 transforms the futuristic game setting into a high-speed online sports spectacle, offering international leagues, a large-scale ranking system and a virtual marketplace. Since the title is a remake of the '90s game, publisher Frogster wants the community to suggest a new name (like Speedball 2: Aftermath), with the winning entry receiving beta test access and a Speedball 2 jersey.

'SKATE' (PS3/X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SKATE will deliver the feel of skating through innovative controls, authentic cameras and a fully reactive skateboarding city. The game features professional skaters such as Danny Way and PJ Ladd, as well as a reactive city and relevant in-game cameras that capture and deliver the most authentic skateboard experience to date.

'World in Conflict' (X360/PC) Collector's Edition Announced

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World in Conflict is a strategy game that delivers intense action and coordinated team play amidst a apocalyptic showdown between the Soviet Union and the US, with completely destructible 3D battlefields, aggressive team-based multiplayer action and a focus on fast, hard-hitting battles. The CE (PC only) will include an authentic piece of the Berlin Wall, bonus footage DVD and upgraded packaging

'NBA Live 08' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 12:22 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.

Xider Games Reveals its NDS Lineup

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

XIDER Games has recently been officially recognised as a licensed DS publisher in Europe, and announced that it will launch its first two titles, Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King and Luminator DS, in the second half of 2007.

'Rugby 08' (PS2/PC) Revealed - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 12:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there has not yet been an official announcement or details of any sort released, EA did confirm that it is working on a a new installment in the Rugby franchise. In Europe Rugby 08 is scheduled for later this year on PS2 and PC, nothing about North Americe however.

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

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 11:02 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. An email announcing the North American release date confirms our earlier prediction, Flatout: UC is indeed coming to the PC.

'Mass Effect' (X360) Krogan History & Biology - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mass Effect is a science-fiction action-RPG created by BioWare, previously known for Jade Empire, KotoR, and Neverwinter Nights. Mass Effect will deliver an immersive story driven gameplay experience with stunning visual fidelity.

'Rainbow Six Vegas' (PS3) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rainbow Six makes its next-gen hardware debut in the most dramatic installment of the renowned FPS franchise to date. Rainbow operatives take to the chaotic streets of Las Vegas as an escalating terrorist siege in "Sin City" threatens to take world terrorism to new, uncontrollable heights.

'Heroes of Mana' (NDS) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heroes of Mana will be a mix of RPG and RTS, where the protagonist's name is Roger, a natural leader and excellent swordsman. You will need to gather resources, summon monsters, and engage the enemy, with combat occurring in real time, as in previous Mana titles.

Friday, June 22, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 10:05 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:

'Hooked! Real Motion Fishing' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aksys Games will be hooking in fishermen and gamers alike when Hooked! Real Motion Fishing is released on the Wii this fall. The Wii Remote and Nunchuk control will allow players to relive all the excitement and tension of fishing, but all in the comfort of their own living room.

'Smash Court Tennis 3' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Namco Bandai's Smash Court Tennis 3 players compete as or against 16 of their favorite Pro-Tennis stars including #1 ranked Roger Federer and 2006 French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin.

'Attack on Pearl Harbor' - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 9:23 a.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.

Strategy First Signs 'Panzer Killer'

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fight everything in the German arsenal including the most notorious and lethal tanks such as Tigers and Panthers. Battle through over 50 missions in this fast-paced arcade-style shooter. Drive and fight rival tanks, destroy enemy positions and engage in ferocious firefights.

'The Darkness' (PS3/X360) Demo Coming Early July

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 9:11 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. While we initially mentioned June for the demo launch, it turns out that won't be the case, but rather early July.

'Hellgate: London' - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 6:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hellgate: London is an RPG set in the immersive first-person perspective. With a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, Hellgate: London introduces a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive.

Wii/NDS Preview - 'Hannah Montana'

by Andrew Hayward on June 22, 2007 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Spotlight World Tour (Wii), players live the dream of rock stardom by "dancing" with their Wii controllers as Hannah dances with you on stage to earn devoted fans worldwide. In Music Jam (NDS), help Hannah live out her dreams of becoming a pop star by using the touch-screen to master instruments.

Aksys Games Signs 'Guilty Gear XX Accent Core' (PS2/Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aksys Games announced is has signed Arc System Works' Guilty Gear XX Accent Core, featuring high-resolution graphics along with an entirely retuned fighting system, new stages, new characters, graphics, voices and the ability to create matches between old and new characters in the Generations Mode.

Online Gaming Behavioural Study Finds No Gambling Issues

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an ongoing study since May 2005, Harvard Medical School faculty from the Division on Addictions has been examining online gaming by studying the actual online behaviour of 40,000 active players for a period of eight months, and concluded that only a 0.4% have financial problems, or gambling addictions.

Rising Star Games Signs European Publishing Agreement with Hudson

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 5:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rising Star Games announced a co-publishing agreement with Japanese game developer and publisher, Hudson Soft, which will initially cover seven titles across PSP, NDS and Wii formats.

'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' (ALL) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 5:50 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.

'Lucky Luke: Go West!' (NDS/Wii/PC) Announced

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 4:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari today announced the forthcoming release of Lucky Luke: Go West!, an action packed platform game based on the adventures of legendary animated cowboy Lucky Luke in the forthcoming full-length animated feature film ‘Go West!’.

'Time Crisis 4' (PS3) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 4:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time Crisis 4 is reborn, and includes a full FPS game mode, HD quality graphics and a newly designed Guncon to enhance the game. Superior to its arcade counterpart, Time Crisis 4 brings a fresh new look to launch the series into the next generation.

'Vigil Ep. 1: Blood Bitterness' Gets Steamed

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 4:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vigil: Blood Bitterness, previously known as Victi: Blood Bitterness, is a 3D episodic, black & white, moody adventure game where you play a character trapped on an asteroid, a relic of an ancient civilization. Meridian4 has signed an agreement with Valve to offer Vigil: Blood Bitterness for download on Steam.

'Age of Armor' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Armor is a massive multiplayer online game based on the wars between Earth United Government and the Republic of Aesir. A closed beta test is planned to start later today, sign up here ...

Mercury Games Signs Asian Publishing Agreement

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mercury Games and Ertain BV announce a strategic alliance that brings over 10 titles from Ertain’s Publishing office in Japan into Europe and US, promoting Ertain’s Zen Series of DS games, consisting of painting games, puzzle games, and funky relaxing fish simulations, all for release in 2007.

'Collapse' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dynamic action of Collapse immerses the player in an alternate future. 2096 A.D. The world we now is destroyed. Creatures from other dimension emerged over the old Europe, massacring and killing every life form they found on their way… That was one century ago.

PC Review - 'Shadowrun'

by Keith Durocher on June 22, 2007 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Shadowrun is a team-based FPS set in a world where ancient magic blends with modern weapons and advanced technology to form a revolution in multiplayer FPS gaming, allowing PC and Xbox 360 gamers to play against each other.

'Ageod's American Civil War' - v1.05 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGEOD's American Civil War enjoys a very intuitive interface and is easy to learn. Compared to its predecessor, Birth of America, it features many additions such as new economic and political features, player control of troop recruitment, full chain of command from armies to brigades and much much more!

'The Apprentice: Los Angeles' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 22, 2007 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Apprentice: Los Angeles, based on the TV show, will immerse players in the high-stakes business world of The Apprentice, giving them the opportunity to compete in corporate America's toughest job interview. This v1.1 patch fixes the the random crash bug associated with laptop installation and gameplay.