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'de Blob' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 9:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

de Blob is an action puzzle title that allows players to explore and liberate an alien city from the evil, monochromatic I.N.K.T. Corporation by splattering buildings, landmarks, and citizens with color. THQ is developing the NDS/Wii versions, which is based on a student project for which we now have the demo...

Eidos' E3 2007 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 9:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos has released screens and trailers for its upcoming titles:

Majesco's E3 2007 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 8:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco has released screens and trailers for its upcoming titles:

'Upshift StrikeRacer' - Open Beta Client Available NOW

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gala-Net's Upshift StrikeRacer is 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. A free beta account is required, register here...

THQ Bringing its Games to Steam

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve and THQ announced plans to deliver an all-star line up of PC titles to Valve's digital delivery system Steam, starting with Company of Heroes, Titan Quest, Full Spectrum Warrior, and at a later date Supreme Commander, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and more ...

'Code Lyoko: Quest for Infinity' (Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Game Factory is publishing a new animated high-tech action-adventure series, Code Lyoko, based on the fourth season of the popular series.

Peter Moore Leaves Microsoft and Becomes President of EA Sports

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 1:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced that Peter Moore has joined EA as President of EA Sports. Moore joins EA from Microsoft where he served as corporate vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business in the Entertainment and Devices Division, leading both the Xbox and Games for Windows businesses.

'Disgaea 3' (PS3) Revealed

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nippon Ichi Software announced today that it is bringing its tactical RPG franchise to the PS3. Just like the previous installments, Disgaea 3 stays true to its roots and remains in 2D, and while details are limited, it's scheduled for released in Japan somewhere in 2008.

'Escape from Bug Island' (Wii) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Escape from Bug Island known in Japan as Necro-Nesia, is a third-person survival-horror game that takes a quirky, creepy and over-the-top journey onto an island filled with giant evil insects and mutant creatures.

GameTap Gets First Dibs on Strategy First Titles

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameTap announced an expanded agreement with Strategy First to debut their latest titles (such as Disciples, Jagged Alliance, Space Empires as well as its upcoming titles including Culpa Innata, Urban Empires) on its broadband entertainment network for subscription play and online purchase day and date with retail release.

'White Knight Story' (PS3) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While details are still slim, Rogue Galaxy and Dark Cloud developer Level 5 is working on an all-new PS3 exclusive fantasy turn-based strategy/RPG, White Knight Story.

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

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced Medal of Honor Heroes 2, a new game from the MoH franchise designed completely from the ground up for the Wii and PSP. Just like the recent Madden 08 announcement, the Wii edition will include an all-new mode that simplifies gameplay for players of all skill levels.

'Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer' Coming to PS3, X360 or PC - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the distant future, Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer is a fast and furious shoot 'em up with state-of-the-art graphics, driving soundtrack and classic fun gameplay sprinkled with fresh innovations. No specific platform has been assigned yet, a current user poll seems to favor Xbox Live Arcade.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2008' (ALL) Making Playable Debut at GC 2007

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami revealed that it will use the Games Convention in Leipzig to give football fans and games players across Europe the first chance to try out the PS3 version of PES 2008 at 9:00am on August 23rd.

'Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops Plus' (PSP) Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the Playstation Premier 2007 conference in Japan, Konami unveiled MGS Portable Ops Plus, adding new multiplayer modes, characters, maps. While the focus is on multiplayer, the new version will also feature a singleplayer portion with familiar characters such as Roy Campbell, Raiden and MGS4's Old Snake.

'Marvel Universe Online' (X360/PC) Team Expanded With Comic Book Writer

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cryptic Studios announced that it has hired twelve-year comic book industry veteran and accomplished game/design writer John Layman to join the Marvel Universe Online MMO team, currently in development for PC and the Xbox 360.

'Decathletes' (NDS/PSP) Announced

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ghostlight are on their marks and set to explode out of the starting blocks with Decathletes on the NDS and PSP, developed by The Code Monkeys, known for Shrek Treasure Hunt and Charlotte's Web.

'Guild Wars: Eye of the North' Pre-release Bonus Pack Launches July 20 - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft and ArenaNet announced that the prerelease bonus pack for Guild Wars: Eye of the North is set to arrive on retailers' shelves on July 20 and will include a host of compelling features, including exclusive in-game items and access to the Guild Wars: Eye of the North Sneak Peek Weekend set for later this summer.

'Instinct' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This fast-paced FPS features state-of-the-art 3-D graphics and an intense storyline that engrosses the player in its world, maintaining the deep and vivid story with the original Russian voices. The same appeal that moviegoers have for foreign films is brought to life to create a truly unique experience.

'Poker Smash' Announced for Xbox Live Arcade - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 6:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Void Star Creations' Poker Smash is a fast paced puzzle game featuring 13 original soundtracks and next-gen 3D grahpics. Innovative gameplay allows players to experience six unique game modes including action, puzzle, practice, theme playlist, split screen head-to-head and multiplayer tournaments.

'Valkyrie of the Battlefield' (PS3) Revealed

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 6:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the Playstation Premier 2007 press conference in Japan, SEGA revealed it is developing Valkyrie of the Battlefield. While details are unavailable at this point, the new action is being developed by the creators of SEGA's PS2 crime series Yakuza.

'Project Rygar' (Wii) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 6:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

High Energy Productions' producer Keisuke Kikuchi announced Project Rygar will be an all-new Wii exclusive title, not a PS2 port. Expected later this year in Japan, Project Rygar will introduce a new hero and use the Wiimote to control Rygar's trademark weapon, the Diskarmor.

'Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords' (NDS/PSP) Coming to PS2/Wii/PC

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 5:14 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:

X360 Preview - 'Naruto: Rise of a Ninja'

by Alicia on July 17, 2007 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Developed exclusively for the X360 from the ground up and for the first time ever, gamers will experience Naruto starting from the series' beginning. Re-live the hit anime and manga and experience Naruto's transformation from noisy ninja-academy dropout to respected ninja.

PSP Preview - 'Dragoneer's Aria'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 17, 2007 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

A mysterious black dragon suddenly appears and begins destroying the kingdom that Valen resides in. The dragoneers fight back, but are powerless against the black dragon’s fearsome strengths. Valen, who survives the attack, is ordered to protect the elemental dragons and find out what the monster is after.

'Dead Reefs' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Reefs is a stunningly beautiful mystery adventure which takes place on an island off of England’s coast, set in the tumultuous 18th century. Immerse yourself into a murder investigation following the discovery of an old relic more evil than the corrupt island ruler himself.

'Undercover:­ Operation Wintersun' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 4:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Undercover is an adventure game set during the Second World War, in the heart of war-torn Europe. The tantalizing story revolves around a horrible What-If scenario, tackling myths and undiscovered secrets and gives all new insights into the terrifying machinations of this era.

'Odessa Twins' (ALL) Revealed

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German based Twintime software revealed it is working on a new action-adventure genre that it claims will revolutionizing the genre. Odessa Twins will feature Innovative interfaces and an extraordinary plot, offering an unforgettable game-play experience for PC and consoles, currently scheduled for early 2008.

'Escape from Paradise City' - 8 Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV USA's Escape from Paradise City is a blended action-RPG and strategy game, developed by Sirius Games, that asks the player to infiltrate a gang-infested city on the Eastern seaboard in order to root out rampant corruption and violence.

'BioShock' (X360/PC) Gets Orchestral Music Score

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioShock 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. 2K Games revealed that film, television and video game composer Garry Schyman has created the original score.

'Hegemony: Philip of Macedon' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2007 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Longbow Digital Arts' Hegemony: Philip of Macedon is an RTS game based on the rise to power of Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander The Great. Using a new 3D landscape engine, the game map is constructed from satellite DEM data and combines battle and strategy within the same unified 3D world.

Wii Review - 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on July 17, 2007 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End video games from Disney Interactive Studios invite players to "live and die by the sword" as they venture to the worlds of the films and beyond while playing as Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann.