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'Wild ARMs: Crossfire' (PSP) - 42 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 8:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wild Arms Crossfire, also known as WildArms XF, is a fantasy turn-based strategy/RPG that will test your reflexes by having you react within seconds depending on what enemy you will be facing next. No official announcement yet, Wild Arms XF is scheduled in Japan later this year.

Disney Wants to Triple Its Gaming Budget

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 7:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At a briefing in London Disney's CFO Tom Staggs told journalists that Disney is "ramping up our investment in video games," and plans to triple the amount of money it spends developing video games. Last year's budget reached $100 million, this year $130 million is set aside, and in the next 5 years Staggs said Disney wants to invest $350 million per year in video games, principally consoles and handhelds. Market researcher forecasts the gaming software market will be worth $21.3 billion in 2009.

Various Game Trailers #1099

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 6:37 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:

  • Hellgate: London - Multi Character Gameplay Trailer
  • Zoids Alternative [X360] - Trailer
  • Zendoku (NDS) - Trailer #4


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

'Manhunt 2' (PSP/PS2/Wii) - 7 Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 3:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Manhunt 2 an experiment at a secret research facility has gone catastrophically wrong. Daniel Lamb and Leo Kasper are the only surviving subjects. The Pickman Project will stop at nothing to hunt them down and stop the truth from getting out.

'SEGA Rally Revo' (PS3/X360/PC) Also Coming to PSP

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced today that its SEGA Rally franchise is not only coming to next-gen platforms, but will also be making an appearance on the PSP. Unlike its big console brethren, developed by SEGA Racing Studio, SEGA Rally Revo for the PSP will be developed by Bugbear Entertainment, known for the Flatout racing series.

'Call for Heroes: Pompolic Wars' (PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 1:06 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.

'Dead Head Fred' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Head Fred draws players into an original alternative universe as they embark on a quest for vengeance to solve their own murder by using the decapitated heads of enemies to battle through environments designed to showcase each head’s unique abilities.

Surf the Web on Your NDS with Opera

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using the dual screens of the DS to view sites, Opera Software has launched its NDS browser in North American. Overview mode presents the complete Web site on the lower screen with the highlighted area zoomed in on the upper screen, while Small-Screen Rendering, combines the upper and lower screens to make a single screen.

'Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground' (PSP) Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground offers addictive game play with a simulation dungeon creation element and real-time battles hunting for monsters to collect items, gold, and to fulfill requirements to complete the various quests given by townspeople.

Redesigned PSP to Make its Debut at E3 ?

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Sony refused to comment, the bloggers over at Kotaku have conjured up info from unnamed sources that PSP v1.1 is in the works, to be unveiled in July at the also-revamped E3. The new and improved handheld console features a thinner exterior, 8GB of internal memory, redesigned d-pad and buttons, a faster loading UMD drive, and an LED backlit screen which increases battery life up to 4 times. Speculation is that it will go on sale in Aug/Sept for around $170.

'It's a Wonderful World' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix's NDS exclusive It's a Wonderful World, made by the team behind Kingdom Hearts, is an anime-inspired game set in modern day Tokyo, from the team that made Kingdom Hearts.

CDV Brings 'Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened' to North America

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened rises to the challenge of being entirely in 3D; while the creators have kept classic game mechanics, the game benefits from the freedom and the immersion brought by a superb animated and detailed real time 3D environment.

'MotoGP '07' (PS2) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom secured the PlayStation format rights to publish official videogames based on the adrenaline fuelled motor sport, MotoGP, starting with MotoGP ’07 (working title) due for release this autumn on the PS2.

'Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia' (X360) Gets Downloadable Content

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia is 4-player co-op online-enabled action game, powered by the Unreal Engine 3. Only in stores for a few days Artificial Studios has released 2 new multiplayer maps (200 points each). Battle Field: Zack's House is a 4-player Capture the Flag level, and Battle Field: High School suitable for 16-players over Xbox Live & System Link.

'Europa Universalis III' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 6:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EU III delves deeply into the areas of exploration, trade, warfare and diplomacy and is an epic strategy game where players take control of a nation and guide it through the ages to become a great global empire. This v1.3 patch improves AI, expands database, enhances the interface, and adds dozens of tweaks.

'The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night' (ALL) Announced - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra announced the second entry in The Legend of Spyro trilogy. Scheduled for release fall 2007, The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night, developed by Krome Studios and Amaze Entertainment, is a scorching jump'n run game featuring Lord of the Rings' Elijah Wood as Spyro and Harry Potter's Gary Oldman as the dragon Ignitus.

Topware Brings 'Burn' to North America

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 5:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burn is a first Person Shooter, in development at Polish Destan Entertainment, offering a dark and intense campaign mode coupled with state of the art online community play.

'Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3' (PS2/Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 delivers an extreme 3D fighting experience, improving upon last year's game with over 150 playable characters, enhanced fighting techniques, beautifully refined effects and shading techniques, making each character's effects more realistic, and over 20 battle stages.

'2025: Battle for Fatherland' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed in its earlier publisher E3 2007 lineup, Akella and Primal Software officially announce 2025: Battle for Fatherland, a new third-person action game that will amaze gamers with mech fights, diverse weapon application and tactics.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Shadowrun'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 8, 2007 @ 3:18 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.

'Sherlock Holmes vs The King of Thieves' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock Holmes vs The King of Thieves is the fourth title in the adventure series from Frogwares. Sherlock Holmes, receives a strange letter signed by Arsène Lupin, aka the king of thieves, challenging Holmes to prevent him from various robberies in London, with the purpose of humiliating England itself.

PC Review - 'The Ship'

by Keith Durocher on June 8, 2007 @ 2:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Ship offers exploration, investigation, survival, stealth, intrigue and murder across beautifully crafted decking and highly-polished interactive environments. Previously only available via Steam, the retail version of The Ship includes a single-player mode and update patches.

'Overlord' (X360) Demo on Xbox Live, PC Demo Next Week

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Overlord is an original next-generation title from Age of Wonders developer Triumph Studios. A groundbreaking action adventure, Overlord is set in a seriously warped fantasy world where players can be evil (or really evil). A 890mb demo is now available on Xbox Live, while a 1.2Gb PC demo is expected next week.

'Supreme Commander' - v1.1.3254 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Supreme Commander features a riveting, action-packed storyline, ground-breaking gameplay and genre-defining online multiplayer battles. levels. THQ has released a new hotfix patch for GPG's 3D RTS, bringing your retail game to v1.1.3254.

'Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights features unparalleled vehicle customization, an adrenaline packed drift racing experience and ultra-realistic Driver DNA.

'World in Conflict' Gets Pre-Order Goodies and Release Date

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 2:00 a.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. Launching in September, people who pre-order WiC will get an extra DVD, beta access, extra multiplayer maps, and more ..

Friday, June 8, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 1:56 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:

'Top Trumps: Dogs and Dinosaurs' (NDS/PS2/PC) Announced

by Rainier on June 8, 2007 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced Top Trumps, from Winning Moves, a card-based game which combines luck, strategy and subject knowledge in a game-concept that has hooked children for several generations.