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Sony Online Signs 'Pirates of the Burning Sea'

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 10:50 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. While Flying Labs stays indie, and is in charge of the development, SOE will handle the distribution and marketing.

Various Game Trailers #1112

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 7:30 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:

  • Ratatouille [ALL] - Trailer #3
  • LEGO Universe - Trailer
  • Transformers: The Game [ALL] - Jazz vs. Starscream Trailer
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes [PSP] - Trailer #3


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

'BioShock' (X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 7:29 p.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.

'F.E.A.R.' (X360) Free Content Update Adds New Multiplayer Modes

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra released two new game types called Control and Conquer All in F.E.A.R.’s first title-update, available for free on Xbox Marketplace, updating the existing F.E.A.R. maps with the control points to play these new modes. Furthermore, throughout the summer, Sierra will release three new map packs titled Nightmare Pack, Synchronicity Pack and Bonus Pack, adding a total of 12 new maps to the game.

'Theatre of War: Battle for Moscow' - Free Addon/Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 5:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised, Battlefront has released the free 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, while as the same token improving stability and fixes general issues with the original game.

'Medal of Honor: Heroes 2' (PSP/Wii) Revealed

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to a product listing on GameStop it seems EA is working on a sequel to last year's PSP exclusive Medal of Honor Heroes. Currently scheduled to ship November 6, 2007, MoH Heroes 2 is now also making its way to the Wii, which isn't much of a surprise since EA's other MoH title, Vanguard, is currently lacking a Wii version. EA did not confirm the rumor, but now that the cat is out of the bag, more details should follow shortly.

'The Darkness' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 4:41 p.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.

'Assassin's Creed' (ALL) Inspires Short Film Contest

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 4:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft and the Independent Film Channel (IFC) announced the creation of a short film contest inspired by the video game Assassin's Creed due out in November.

'Virtua Fighter 5' (X360) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 3:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtua Fighter 5 raises the bar for console fighting games including all the features fans know and love plus enhanced gameplay mechanics, additional characters and new fighting styles, as well as newly redesigned 3D environments.

'Bee Movie Game' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on Dreamworks' upcoming CG movie Bee Movie, where Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey, and decides to sue humans when he finds out we actually eat honey.

'Cleopatra: A Queen's Destiny' - French Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cleopatra: A Queen's Destiny is an adventure game in which the player will be plunged in the tormented period of the Antique Egypt. Help the young new queen Cleopatra to make good decisions for her Empire and become the queen of kings.

'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix' (ALL) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 1:44 p.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

Video Game Addiction Not A Mental Disorder Just Yet

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Over the weekend Doctors backed away from a controversial proposal to designate video game addiction as a mental disorder akin to alcoholism, saying psychiatrists should study the issue more. Addiction experts also strongly opposed the idea at a debate at the American Medical Association's annual meeting, saying more study is needed.

'Guild Wars: Eye of the North' Dev. Diary #2 'Quests' - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft and ArenaNet are working on the first true expansion for the Guild Wars franchise, Guild Wars: Eye of the North, adding eighteen multi-level dungeons to face untold enemies, search for clues about the menace facing the world, and uncover new weapons they can use in the final confrontation.

World Cyber Games Pan-American Championship Winners

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The second annual World Cyber Games Pan-American Championship wrapped up this past weekend, where North and South America's best gamers battled for cash and prizes in Cancun, Mexico. The 7 game- tournament took place over three days and featured a who's who of gamers from many countries in North, Central and South America.

'Carcassonne' (X360) This Week's Xbox Live Arcade title - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Become a master strategist in the medieval world with Carcassonne on Xbox Live Arcade. The medieval countryside thrives as you and your opponents strategically place your tiles and complete towns, roads, and farms while amassing the most points.

'Precursors' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Precursors, a sci-fi action game from Deep Shadow, developers of Boiling Point, leads you into unexplored regions of space, where he can fly with huge battle ships from planet to planet.

'Hellgate: London' Expansion Already Planned

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hellgate: London is a first-person perspective RPG set in a completely randomized world, introducing a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive. In an interview with Flagship Studios Kim Jin Hyung it was revealed an addon is already being discussed, and unlike the original, set in not just one, but multiple cities.

'ArmA: Queen's Gambit' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

505 Games' official expansion pack for its realistic tactical combat simulation title, ArmA: Queen’s Gambit adds two new story based campaigns, and two new multiplayer missions.

'Jumpgate Evolution' Officially Announced

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed over the weekend, NetDevil today officially announced Jumpgate Evolution. Staying true to its early vision, NetDevil has improved upon the original in every way, with a complete graphics update, and the integration of advanced AI features to ensure unpredictable and compelling situations.

'Fashion Designer: Style Icon' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

505 Games today unveils is latest NDs exclusive title, Fashion Designer: Style Icon, a lifestyle simulation that allows fledgling fashionistas the opportunity to conquer the world of fashion via Nintendo DS stylus.

'Loki' - German v1.0.4.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A fantasy voyage through the great mythologies, Loki, an action/RPG, allows you to take on the role of one of the 4 heroes of the game, each drawn from a different mythology. German publisher Crimson Cow has released a new patch, compatible with all languages editions, fixing various multiplayer issues.

'Napoleon's Campaigns' Announced

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nobilis is proud to present its new historical wargame, Napoleon’s Campaigns, with a unique concept from AGEOD, the original designer of "Europa Universalis", "Pax Romana", "Grandes Invasions", "Birth of America" and "American Civil War". Bring back to life the greatest battles and write your own History. This PC title is due for Q4 2007.

'A Stroke of Fate' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 9:09 a.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.

'Hour of Victory' (X360) Also Coming to PC?

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hour of Victory allows you to play a key role in the pivotal and cinematic battles from the European and North African theaters of World War II, using the skills and gameplay style you choose. While Midway never denied a possible PC edition, it seems the ESRB has updated its listing and added the PC platform, giving more credibility to the rumor.

Monday, June 25, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 5:30 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:

'Faces of War' Expansion - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 5:26 a.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.

Three Additional Classic Titles Added to the Wii Shop Channel

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 5:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added yet another 3 classic games to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: F-Zero X, Street Fighter II’ Turbo: Hyper Fighting, and China Warrior.

'Adrenalin 2: Rush Hour' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 5:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adrenalin 2 gives you a chance to achieve everyone's biggest dream - press the pedal to the metal and forget about the traffic you are sitting in. Take part in street races, upgrade your car and become famous among other drivers. But remember - the police also have good drivers.

Nicole Kidman Promoting 'Brain Training' (NDS) Series

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nicole will be seen across print and television in Europe keeping her brain in shape as part of a 60 day brain exercise program for More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima: How Old Is Your Brain? which launches across Europe on the NDS on 29th June.

'Red Stone' Character Classes Part 1 - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Stone is a Free2Play episodic 2-D Fantasy MMORPG taking players deep into dangerous lands with 8 different character classes and compelling strategic missions, questing to recover the lost shards of a powerful jewel in order to restore peace to the destroyed world.

PSP Review - 'Cube'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on June 25, 2007 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Cube is a highly addictive strategy/puzzle game that challenges players to make their way through suspended 3D worlds of platforms and mazes.

Unreal Engine 3 Powered 'To End All Wars' (PS3/X360) Revealed

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chemistry was today announced as the new name for Kuju Sheffield, continuing Kuju's stated strategy of making its studios more autonomous to support greater creativity, and to enable faster growth across the group. Chemistry specializes in creating games based on Epic's Unreal Engine.

'Driver: Parallel Lines' (Wii) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Driver: Parallel Lines offers an open, fast-paced driving action-movie experience and features an unfolding storyline of double crossing and revenge. You take on the role of a notorious 18 year old who, free from conscience and rules, is the most sought after driver-for-hire in town.

'Battle of Britain 2: Wings of Victory' - v2.06.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 25, 2007 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BoB II: Wings of Victory recreates the fierce and famous air battles southern England in 1940, act as the supreme commander of either side, or simply fly and let your generals manage the war below. This v2.061 patches makes general campaign fixes and improvement.