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'1914: Shells of Fury' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 9:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It's the year 1914 and you are the commander of a submarine in the German Emperor's fleet during WWI. For the first time you have the opportunity to play exciting underwater missions in the first world war, to work out strategies, to use your powerful weapons and to take care of your submarine!

New 'Timesplitters' (ALL) in the Works?

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 9:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The OPM UK August issue is said to have a small article confirming that Free Radical is working on a new Timesplitters title. With its current project, Haze, due to wrap up in the next few months, Free Radical is said to be "gearing up to insert monkeys and guns into all the wrong places," spoofing Gear of War, Halo and others. OPM is a PlayStation syndicated magazine, so it is not sure if TimeSplitters 4 will be on any platforms other than the PS3.

Various Game Trailers #1116

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 9:02 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:

  • Eternal Sonata [X360] - Trailer #3
  • Sacred 2 [X360/PC] - Trailer #3
  • Sinking Island - Trailer [French]
  • NCAA Football 08 [ALL] - Trailer #9
  • Age of Armor - Trailer #2


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

'R-Type Tactics' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 9:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With R-Type Tactics developer Irem is deviating from the usual shoot'm up genre into the tactical/RPG genre, giving fans of the franchise a chance to see all the units and enemies up close and personal, in 3D, while also adding 2 player versus mode.

'Project Gotham Racing 4' (X360)

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 8:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PGR 4 tries to create an emotionally-charged racing experience, where players become attached to their careers, profiles and vehicles. Drivers will be rewarded with a growing fanbase that’ll cheer them on, react to their every move and support them through victory.

'Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms' Developer Diary #2 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 8:31 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 Taamati Hanson-Pou tells us more about the Teutonic Wars Campaign.

Koch Media Signs UK Distribution Agreement With Virgin Play

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 8:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Koch Media UK is pleased to announce today a distribution deal with Virgin Play for Dead’n’Furious on Nintendo DS and Final Armada on PSP and PS2.

'World in Conflict' (X360/PC) - Masstech Engine Details & Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 5:10 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 destructible 3D battlefields, team-based multiplayer action and a focus on fast, hard-hitting battles.

'Rainbow Six Vegas' (X360) Black & Red Pack Become Free

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 4:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this week Ubisoft released a new an all-new downloadable content package (Player's Pack Black Edition) on Xbox Live, adding 5 new multiplayer maps, charging the usual rate (800 Microsoft points/$10). Shortly thereafter the download mysteriously disappeared, and today Ubisoft stated that the content was supposed to have been free, and is offering everybody a refund, although it was not specified if it was a monetary or through points. To make up for the debacle Ubisoft will now also make the previous Red pack free of charge.

'SingStar '90s' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 4:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring the who’s who of 90s music icons such as MC Hammer, Sir Mix-A-Lot, REM and the Spice Girls, SingStar ‘90s will have you and your mates longing to wear Bum Bags all over again.

'Fury' Closed Beta Test Starts July 6 - Trailer

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 4:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Auran's Fury is the ultimate competitive online RPG. It takes the best elements of an MMO - combat, advancement and teamwork - and blends them with the best elements of an FPS - instant action, fast pacing and diverse game types. Sign up to participate in the beta test, which'll start 3pm PST Friday July 6th.

'Condemned 2: Bloodshot' (PS3/X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA's Condemned 2: Bloodshot is a first-person action thriller immersing players in a world of psychological terror, featuring all-new fighting mechanics and online multiplayer functionality.

'The Darkness' (PS3/X360) Gets Gutted In Germany

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 3:21 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. German gamers will have to be content with a heavily censored version of the game as not only the usual Nazi symbols have been removed, but also 4 of the darklings' kill methods, and the tentacles will no longer eat hearts, but instead suck out yellowish-green fog representing souls.

'EA Playground' (NDS/Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Judy on June 29, 2007 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Playground captures the exuberance and nostalgia of your neighborhood playground, turning your gaming space into an arena of interactive fun with immersive activities designed for kids, and the kid inside all of us.

Game Factory Interactive's GC 2007 Lineup

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Game Factory Interactive revealed its lineup of titles on display at this year's Games Convention in Liepzig, Germany (22nd to 26th, August), JAZZ:Hired Guns, Jagged Farm: Birth of a Hero, Warfare, and Gluk’Oza: Action!

'Opoona' (Wii) - 18 New Screens

by Judy on June 29, 2007 @ 2:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Opoona is a "lifestyle RPG," where you, as Opoona, descendant of brave warriors, known as Cosmo Guards, must adapt to a new environment, meet new people, get a job, all while becoming aware of the precious world and people surrounding him.

'Everlight: Fairies, Candles and a Wish' - 6 New Screens

by Judy on June 29, 2007 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Everlight: Fairies, Candles and a Wish is a 3D fantasy adventure under development at Silver Style Entertainment, known for The Fall. Not much else is known at this point, so check out some new screens....

Friday, June 29, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on June 29, 2007 @ 12:02 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:

  • Cookie & Cream (NDS)


  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' Gets DirectX10 Makeover - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies of a level never seen before in naval combat simulator games. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due ot their maneuverability and speed.

'Battle Rage' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle Rage is the third person shooter with elements of the beat-'em-up game that allows a player to control giant robots. Battles between the robots take place on carefully selected battlegrounds (so-called "arenas") and they are short, quick, brutal skirmishes.

'Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation' (X360) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation goes online via Xbox Live for the first time, where players will be able to experience Ace Combat on a massive worldwide scale as it features an in-depth multi-player online experience that includes a variety of action-packed online modes.

'.hack //G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai Games America's .hack //G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption logs gamers back into the engaging MMO setting where the lines of reality are blurred and danger lurks around every corner. Delivering an epic action-RPG experience, gamers must overcome evil and restore balance to “The World.”

'Mind Quiz' (NDS) Gets Pulled From UK Stores

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test calculation, reflex, judgement, and memory: All the exercises are qualified to exercise the brain with scientific experiments. Mind Quiz contains the new Brain Age Checking Mode, allowing players to evaluate their brain age by solving questions once a day. Ubisoft confirmed that due to an offensive score result comment "derogatory to the disabled," it decided to pull the game from stores and fix the apparent translation oversight.

'Geometry Wars: Galaxies' (NDS/Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blast your way through all-new battle grids, upgrade your new Battle Drone and blast through relentless waves of enemies in the first-ever Geometry Wars single-player campaign, or join a friend for fast-paced multiplayer.

'Pacific Storm' - v1.5 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The furious battle of Pearl Harbor became the first in the sequence of gory sea combats. Now you can take part in all major Pacific battles of the WWII in the Pacific Storm game that is a mixture of RTS, war-game and simulator. This v1.5 patch offers multiple fixes, gameplay tweaks and broader operating system compatibility.

'Donkey Kong Jet' (Wii) - 66 New Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Formerly know as DK Bongo Blast and originally scheduled on the GameCube last year, Donkey Kong Jet is back in a new jacket. Having been released in Japan yesterday, Donkey Kong Jet features 16 tracks, and a four-player multiplayer mode, although it was not disclosed if this would be on- or offline play.

'Cabal Online' Gets Rid of Subscription Fee

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cabal Online, a 3rd person 3D role playing game that builds on over a decade of experience with massive network traffic management to deliver a New-Age Stylish Action MMORPG, puts gamers in a graphically vivid world of non-stop hack & slash action.

'DK Jungle Climber' (NDS) - 78 New Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get back into the swing of things as Donkey Kong goes vertical in DK Jungle Climber, previously known as DK: King of Swing, with all new moves, items and mini games.

'Loki' - Multiplayer Details

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 8:44 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: a Norse fighter, a Greek warrior, a Egyptian magician or an Aztec shaman who masters the secrets of the spirit world.

'Medal of Honor Airborne' (ALL) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Medal of Honor Airborne, next-gen debut of the series, is set to redefine the series by introducing players to an entirely new way of experiencing a WWII FPS – namely the fully interactive Airborne experience.

Submit Your 'FIFA 08' (ALL) Suggestions

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFPlay is a community website for the FIFA Football and FIFA Manager video-games, which stands between FIFA fans and EA Sports developers, and tries to deliver the best ideas regarding FIFA computer-game from the fans to the game developers.

'Blue Dragon' (X360) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blue Dragon is an epic role-playing game that centers on a young boy named Shu and several of his friends who create and develop their combat styles by utilizing different types of Shadow Change, including Sword, Assassin, and Power Magic.

'Mirror's Edge' (PS3/X360) Revealed

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A while ago EA DICE made mention it was working on two new console projects, one being the previously announced Battlefield: Bad Company, and now a futuristic FPS that is said to "shake up the genre." No other details were revealed about this console only title, but hopefully there will be more information next month when E3 kicks into full gear.

'Gothic III' - v1.31 Community Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gothic 3 is the third part of the RPG legend presenting an intense, living world and a non-linear, varied gaming experience. This v1.31 community patch is not supported by Jowood, but addresses a lot of issues woth the game ...

'Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance, addon for Gas Powered Games' 3D RTS,following the epic story of the original game in the aftermath of the Infinite War.

'World in Conflict' (X360/PC) Pre-order / Open Beta Information

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 2:26 a.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.

'Sword of the New World: Granado Espada' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 2:17 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.

'Thrillville: Off the Rails' (ALL) Revealed

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 2:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the IDEF exhibition in France, LucasArts' European publishing partner Activision revealed that Frontier Dev. is working on a sequel to last year's amusement park sim, Thrillville. Making its next-gen debut, Thrillville: Off the Rails features hundreds of attractions, 15 new settings, and of course allows you to try out the rides. The Wii edition will feature exclusive minigames taking advantage of the Wiimote.

'Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure' (Wii) - 9 Screens

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 1:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure is a puzzle adventure game that utilizes the control mechanics of the Wii Remote and allows player to explore a variety of wondrous environments and stages, solve puzzles and interact with the world in search of a legendary pirate ship and the ultimate pursuit of becoming the greatest pirate ever.

PSP Review - 'Crush'

by Tim McCullough on June 29, 2007 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Crush is a new PSP exclusive puzzle/platformer developed by Kuju Brighton. Reminiscent of Exit, Crush is a thinking man's game, allowing you to transform a 3D world into 2D in order to overcome obstacles and move on in the game.

Vicious Engine Powers New IBM Research & Training Game

by Rainier on June 29, 2007 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vicious Cycle Software's Vicious Engine has been selected by production agency Center Line for the development of a revolutionary new game used not merely for entertainment, but for business research and job training at IBM.