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'World in Conflict' - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 9:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World in Conflict is a strategy game that delivers intense action and coordinated team play amidst the war the world feared most – an apocalyptic showdown between the Soviet Union and the United States, with completely destructible 3D battlefields, aggressive team-based multiplayer action and a focus on fast, hard-hitting battles.

'God of War: Chains of Olympus' (PSP) Demo Coming in September

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 8:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

God of War: Chains of Olympus delivers highly detailed graphics, incredible animation detail and yet another adventure in the dark and brutal world of Greek mythology that fans of the God of War franchise have come to know and love. SCEA revealed today that the "special edition" demo is coming in September.

Various Game Trailers #1096

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 8:01 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:

  • Fallout 3 [PS3/X360/PC] - Teaser Trailer
  • High Stakes On The Vegas Strip:Poker Edition [PS3] - Trailer
  • Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s [PS2] - Trailer
  • Call of Juarez [X360/PC] - Trailer #13


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

Atari Signs 'ThreadSpace: Hyperbol'

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 7:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced that it has signed a digital distribution agreement with 2005 Independent Games Festival finalist Iocaine Studios for its "projectile-based tactical game" ThreadSpace: Hyperbol. Players battle each other on roads in space, called Hyperchannels, as they pilot Ships capable of firing a wide variety of weapons.

'Tabula Rasa' - 21 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 5:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A heroic task awaits you. Just beyond your galaxy, an ancient malevolence has embarked upon a covetous rampage. This demonic juggernaut seeks nothing less than the total enslavement of every world it encounters. Your world could be next.

'Small Arms' (X360) Gets Patch And Downloadable Content

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Small Arms, up to 4 players can join in the battles across dynamic and richly detailed levels. Gamers can choose from a cast of outrageous fighters like the cyborg tabby cat, assassin truffle pig and mutant chimney sweep. Tomorrow Gastronaut Studios will roll out a patch fixing some bugs and release an update adding 2 new playable characters, 2 new levels, and 2 new Xbox Live Achievements, for 250 Microsoft points.

'GODS: Lands of Infinity Special Edition' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 4:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GODS: Lands of Infinity Special Edition is a blend of adventure and action in a turn-based setting. There is an array of missions and NPCs who players can add to their team. Players must fight, gain experience, level and acquire new skills.

Merscom Signs Asian Distribution Deal With Dragonback Media

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Merscom announced today it is forging a partnership with Dragonback Media Interactive to release eleven of its casual and mass-market games throughout Southeast Asia. Games available will include Merscom's casual titles D.N.A, Buku Sudoku and Buku Kakuro.

'PacMan Championship Edition' (X360) Coming to XBLA Tomorrow - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 2:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pac-Man Championship Edition features the first new Pac-Man mazes in more than 26 years. The same beloved Pac-Man played in pizza parlors and arcades of the 80s but updated with new mazes that dynamically change shape during gameplay, six new timed game modes, new soundtracks and high-definition graphics.

Icarus' MMO Developer Tools Gets Integrated VoIP

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Voice service provider Vivox announced that it is the integrating its Vivox Precision Studio with the Icarus Developer Tools Suite.

'Call for Heroes: Pompolic Wars' (Wii/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call for Heroes: Pompolic Wars is a 3rd person action game with RPG elements. The game places players in a fantasy medieval world, where a dimensional portal to the Outer Worlds has opened, and an enemy from the darkness has encroached the world.

'Shady O' Grady's Rising Star' - v1.08 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shady O' Grady's Rising Star is an RPG game, but set in the real world of music. Players create their dream band and attempt to coast their way to the top of the music world before the next young hot act comes along. It seems yesterdays v1.07 patch created another bug, now fixed.

'FIFA 08' (ALL) Adds New Gameplay Features - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA 08 will create a football experience that matches the complexity, finesse and beauty of the real-world game. FIFA 08 challenges you to master the skills required to play like a pro football player, allowing you on the pitch to defy the odds, perfect your skills, elevate your game and rise up to win glory for your club.

'Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood' Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sword of the Stars add-on Born of Blood is designed to increase the diversity, tactical depth and replay value. This expansion will unleash a new alien race, a new form of strategic movement, new ship sections, new weapons, new technologies, new scenarios and new unknown menaces.

'Brothers In Arms DS' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers In Arms DS immerses you into the intensity of World War II through the stories of Sergeants Baker and Hartsock and their squad of paratroopers during the Normandy invasion.

'All-Pro Football 2K8' (PS3/X360) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

All-Pro Football 2K8 hits the gridiron with the legendary gameplay, innovative features, and hundreds of legends combined with an innovative attribute system showcasing the well-known, signature abilities of each football star. All-Pro Football 2K8 will feature a DJ Z-Trip produced soundtrack with all original tracks, remixes and mash-ups.

'Lifesigns: Hospital Affairs' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

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

Alerts, blue lights and bloody excoriations – humanity need the gods in white, and DreamCatcher is bringing it to North America. In Lifesigns for the NDS, it’s up to you if you save lives. Each second is important – the emergency room is waiting for you!

'World of Warcraft' - v2.1.1 Euro/US Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released the much anticipated "Black Temple" update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v2.1.1 patch addresses a few other issues that were discovered in the v2.1.0 patch...

'Left 4 Dead' Coming to the Xbox 360

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 7:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Left 4 Dead, developed by Counter-Strike makers Turtle Rock Studios, is a co-op multiplayer action game, using the Source Engine, and also introducing Turtle Rock's v2.0 A.I. technology. In a recent interview, Turtle Rock president Michael Booth revealed it is bringing Left 4 Dead to the X360, although no timeframe was provided.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 6:55 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:

'Army of Two' (PS3/X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 6:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Army of Two will throw gamers into hot spots ripped from current day headlines where they will utilize unique TWO man strategies and tactics while seamlessly transitioning between playing with intelligent Partner AI (PAI) and a live player.

10Tacle Studios Acquires Stormregion

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 6:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Significantly expanding its in-house development capacity 10Tacle Studios today announced it acquired a 100% stake in Budapest based developer Stormregion, known for the Codename Panzers RTS franchise, currently employing a staff of 95.

PS2 Preview - 'Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the '80s'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 5, 2007 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s will feature visually stunning retro rock venues and hipster characters, unlockable guitars, intense game play modes, and most importantly 30 awesome new songs to experience the ultimate rock star fantasy.

'X Motor Racing' - v0.9 Beta Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X Motor Racing is an arcade racing game with next generation physics model, including all classes of cars from old RWD to modern sports cars, physics, and various graphical features. This updated demo includes 3 tracks (highway, off-road and testing area) and one car with some physics profiles to highway, off-road race and drifting.

'Silverfall' (PSP) Developer Diary - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in an amazing fantasy world, this action/RPG features expansive worlds filled with different creatures. Players must take sides between the two great powers in a world where forces of nature and technology collide. Throughout the adventure, the player makes choices that directly affect his or her destiny.

'Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 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.

Monolith Wants You to Name F.E.A.R. Sequel

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After Vivendi released its 2005 horror/FPS FEAR, it had a falling out with developer Monolith, who was acquired by Warner Bros. in mid-development. A sequel was announced by both parties, but since Vivendi owns the franchise rights, Monolith's product obviously cannot be called F.E.A.R. 2. It has therefore started a contest to get the community involved in finding a suitable name. The "Name the sequel to F.E.A.R." contest is now open until June 22, after which judges will select 3 titles and put them online for gamers to vote for their favorite.

'Upshift StrikeRacer' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gala-Net announced Upshift StrikeRacer, a free-to-play online car racing and combat game, blending nerve-wracking high speed car races with explosive online player-versus-player combat as multiple gamers enter deadly matches for bragging rights and reputation.

Wii Review - 'Heatseeker'

by Aaron Lockard on June 5, 2007 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Heatseeker will strap you into the pilot’s seat and deliver an exhilarating white-knuckle ride that’ll have you clutching the joypad as you engage in face-melting 6G turns and fight against a seemingly-impossible amount of airborne enemies.

'Ricochet Infinity' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ricochet Infinity introduces a new way to play the game by putting the player in direct control of the ball. Instead of waiting for the ball to return to the paddle, with 'Recall' players can at any time, change the ball's direction, giving the player full control over the action during every second of the game, and not just when the ball hits the paddle.

PC Review - 'SpaceForce: Rogue Universe'

by Alan Butterworth on June 5, 2007 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

SpaceForce: Rogue Universe is a 3D space experience set you on your path through a yet unknown universe, where you can fight, trade or smuggle to earn respect, wealth and fame. In the end, your reputation is all that counts – your goal is to become the best-known pilot in space.

Video Games Live Performing in Washington D.C.

by Rainier on June 5, 2007 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time, Video Games Live will perform in Washington D.C. at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for two performances by the National Symphony Orchestra. The concerts take place Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30, at 8 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall designated a National Monument in 1971.