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Brash Entertainment Partners with Hollywood Studios

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 11:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In his Hollywood and Games Summit keynote today, Brash Entertainment's CEO Mitch Davis announced additional long term deals with the various film studios and partners, such as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Studios, Vanguard Animation, and of course the previously announced Lions Gate Films.

'Ultimate Mortal Kombat' (NDS) Revealed

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 11:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Recently spun-off and renamed Other Ocean Interactive (formerly Backbone Charlottetown) is working on bringing Mortal Kombat to the NDS, according to an interview with Midway's Ed Boon. Ultimate Mortal Kombat is scheduled for November and is a conversion of the Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 arcade game. It will support 2-player local or online multiplayer and include Puzzle Kombat, the Super Puzzle Fighter clone featuring super-deformed Mortal Kombat characters.

'Switchball' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 5:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Switchball is an intricate puzzle game set in a stunning 3D world. Control an ever-changing ball along a narrow winding course suspended in midair. Solve your way through challenging levels jam-packed with obstacles, traps and mazes.

'C.O.R.E.' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NoWay Studio announced its debut title C.O.R.E., a classic FPS game set in an underground laboratory complex in the year 2050. C.O.R.E. features an advanced graphics solutions and makes the maximum use of unique features offered by Nintendo DS such as dual screen and touch-screen control system.

'America's Army' Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The U.S. Army announced that the upcoming July 4th marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of the its America’s Army online multiplayer PC game, and has since amassed more than 8.5 million user accounts, holding a steady top ten action games played online since its launch in 2002.

'DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road' (PS3/X360/PC) Sells 500K In First Week

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road is set to be the most diverse and exhilarating off-road racing experience ever with sensational gravel, mud and dirt events the world over. With week one sales out the door, Codemasters announced that DiRT has surpassed 500K copies globally.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar is bringing its best-selling, open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV. While no specific info on the game is available yet, we now know that the franchise returns to New York...

Various Game Trailers #1114

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 1:10 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:

  • Lair [PS3] - Trailer
  • The Settlers [NDS] - German Trailer
  • The Escape From Paradise City - Boris Trailer
  • Boogie [Wii] - Movie Maker Trailer
  • Bee Movie Game [ALL] - Trailer
  • Skate [ALL] - Gameplay Controls Trailer
  • Dynasty Warriors Gundam [PS3/X360] - Trailer #2


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

Trilogy Studios Developing 'Pimp My Ride' Virtual World

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trilogy Studios announced it is expanding its virtual world software development studio as it is working with MTV Networks' Music Group on the development and evolution of MTVN's "Pimp My Ride" virtual world.

'Yamaha Supercross' (NDS/PS2/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Destination Software announced it has signed a license agreement with Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, allowing it to publish and distribute Yamaha racing video games, starting with Yamaha Supercross.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 1:00 p.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.

'Universe at War: Earth Assault' (X360/PC) to Support Cross-Platform Gaming

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 11:28 a.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. Universe at War: Earth Assault will support Games for Windows Live, enabling PC vs. Xbox 360 cross-platform gaming.

Penny Arcade Expo '07 Triples Amount of Game Exhibits

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Penny Arcade today announced that exhibit space is sold out for its upcoming PAX gaming culture festival, taking place at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in downtown Seattle August 24th-26th, officially tripling the size of exhibit space from previous years.

'Soldier of Fortune Payback' (PS3/X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It has been a while since we heard anything from Activision's Soldier of Fortune franchise, but that is all about to change. Making its first appearance since Soldier of Fortune II: Double Helix back in 2002, SoF: Pay Back will also make its next-gen console debut. Whether Raven Soft will once again make limbs fly all over our screen was not revealed, so hopefully more will become clear in a few weeks time at E3. As it stands now, Soldier of Fortune: Pay Back is scheduled for a November release, but that is most likely to change (thanks Robert).

UPDATE: EBGames as well as GameStop now have product listings up...

UPDATE #2: Our source confirmed that SoF Payback is indeed in development, although not by Raven Software but Cauldron, who recently did History Channel: Civil War, and published by Activision Value, known for the Cabela's hunting titles.

'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames' (PS2/PS3/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pandemic has constructed a whole new "playground of destruction" from the ground up, fully stocked with the hottest vehicles and weapons. Set in a new and exotic hotspot, you can be your own boss in a wide-open world where there's only one rule: everybody pays.

'Anarchy Online' Gets Virtual Item Sales

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Six years after the launch of its sci-fi MMO Anarchy Online, Funcom announced the introduction of a a point-based system where players can purchase selected virtual items, as well as new content and services.

'Undercover: Dual Motives' (NDS) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Undercover: Dual Motives is an point & click adventure game where players take control of physicist and reluctant spy Dr. John Russell in his early days, investigating at a British research facility, and hunt for a Nazi nuclear bomb.

'Mad Tracks' (ALL) Encore Expansion Pack On Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mad Tracks is an action-packed toy-car racing game, with toy cars powered by spring engines. The Encore Expansion Pack (350 Microsoft Points) offers 9 additional races and 6 mini games where players bolt down looped Victorian stairs, barrel across the skyline on rooftops, and speed over rickety wooden ramps in a German castle.

'Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 7:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco's frenetic geometric battle game Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy, is a side-scrolling shooter that lets players craft the game to their liking by building their own levels, ships and enemy ships. In addition, players can absorb the pieces and weapons of destroyed enemy ships to bolster their own defenses during battle.

'Dimensity' - 45 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 7:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dagger Games Studio's Dimensity is a strategy game with a strong RPG element, focused on the warfare between different races in a fantasy world. The game play involves real time battles, simplified management, unit upgrades and leader development. As a result players are immediately immersed into a challenging world of war and mystery.

'Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa' Announced

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 6:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games announced that it has signed a publishing agreement with British developer Chronic Reality for its upcoming single-player, action orientated dungeonbash Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa.

'Driver: Parallel Lines' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 6:48 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.

Nintendo Promises Original Downloadable Content With WiiWare

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 5:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo announced WiiWare, a game-creation service that will allow developers large and small to create new downloadable game content for sale through its Wii's Shop Channel, paving the way for smaller, more creative games to make their way to the public at lower prices. The first WiiWare content is expected to launch early 2008.

'College Hoops 2K8' (PS2/PS3/X360) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports announced that former Ohio State All-American center and future top pick in the 2007 NBA Draft Greg Oden has been named the cover athlete and official spokesman for College Hoops 2K8.

'Sword of the New World: Granado Espada' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 5:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sword of the New World is modeled after Europe’s exploration of the New World, allowing players to create and simultaneously control a family of characters utilizing its Multiple Character Control system. K2 Network announced that the open public beta for its MMORPG Sword of the New World: Granado Espada is now live...

'Turning Point: Fall of Liberty' (PS3/X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fall of Liberty takes players to new battlegrounds in World War II, ones born from a changed moment in history that led to the Nazi invasion of 1950s America, delivering an explosive action experience in a world where famous real-world locations appear startlingly different under Nazi occupation.

'Super Swing Golf Pangya 2' (Wii) Revealed

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 4:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest issue of Famitsu reveals that Tecmo is once again teaming up with Ntreev Soft to make a sequel to last year's Super Swing Golf, also known as Pangya! Golf with Style or Swing Golf Pangya. Taking advantage of the Wii’s motion sensing controller to give you the full 18-hole golfing experience the new version will include a Tour Mode, unlockable costumes from Ninja Gaiden's Rachel and Ryu Hayabusa, and of course new courses.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 3:32 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:

'Overspeed: High Performance Street Racing' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 3:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City Interactive's Overspeed, developed by Groove Games, gives the player an opportunity of participating in illegal street-races in the USA - the tracks invite you to speed down the L.A. avenues at night-time. A wide scale of tuning options is one of the most important game elements.

'Betty Boop: Double Shift' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

King Features Syndicate has announced that it has awarded a license to Destination Software to publish and distribute video games based on the classic cartoon character, Betty Boop.

PSP Review - 'Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords'

by Hank on June 27, 2007 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is a genre-bending style of gameplay rooted in a classic puzzle gameboard setting and incorporates role-playing and strategy elements, multiplayer gameplay modes and an engaging storyline that will immerse players in the richly diverse game world and offer a compelling gameplay experience.

Playlogic Hooks Up With Koch Media France

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Game publisher Playlogic Entertainment has signed a French-territory distribution agreement with Koch Media France for its next three titles published in Q3 2007: Xyanide Resurrection (PS2/PSP), Obscure 2 (PC/PS2) and Evil Days of Luckless John (PC).

'Advanced Tactics' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building off of the success of the enormously popular People’s Tactics, Matrix Games and VR Designs announce Advanced Tactics, a robust interface and flexible gaming system that will allow for addicting, but realistic, recreation of a variety of historical periods and even some fictional ones!

Funcom Gets $30 Million Extra Investment

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 2:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On the back of significantly growing external and internal expectations related to its MMO Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, Funcom yesterday completed a private placement and through this received additional funding of approximately 30 million USD.

'NHRA Drag Racing: Countdown to the Championship' (PSP/PS2) Announced

by Rainier on June 27, 2007 @ 2:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ValuSoft announced NHRA Drag Racing: Countdown to the Championship, featuring the most complete drag racing experience to date, console and handheld players will burn asphalt as they go head-to-head against the world's best drag racing champions.