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PS3 Price Cut Fuels 135% Sales Surge

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 5:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on SCEA's preliminary internal data, PS3 sales have increased by more than 135% at the top five retailers since the new $499 price was announced two weeks ago on July 9th. During this same two-week period, total PlayStation hardware sales have increased by 161%, software by 15% and peripherals by 60%.

Various Game Trailers #1127

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 5:31 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:

  • Guitar Hero III [ALL] - Trailer #6
  • World in Conflict [X360/PC] - DirectX 10 Features Trailer
  • Tales of Innocence [NDS] - Trailer
  • Hegemony: Philip of Macedon - PAX 2007 Trailer
  • Moto GP 07 [PS2] - Trailer (2)


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

Adobe Flash Exploit Freezes Nintendo Wii Consoles

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Symantec says an Adobe Flash vulnerability could affect the Nintendo Wii through its Opera internet browser, and as a result of the exploit completely freeze up the console while browsing a specially crafted video. Researchers at Symantec said the vulnerability has already been tested on Windows, Mac and some Linux apps, saying it reflects the increasing use of cross-platform hacks, and recommend users to update Flash Player with the latest patches from Adobe.

Namco Bandai's E3 2007 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 5:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai has released screens and trailers for the following upcoming titles:

'Soldiers: Heroes of World War II' - v1.28E Editor Available NOW

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Soldiers is a 3D third person tactical strategy game pitching the player headlong into the war-torn battlegrounds of Europe, delivering extremely realistic yet explosive combat scenarios.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 11:43 a.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 details on the game are still slim, we now know that the franchise returns to New York...

'World of Warcraft' Comic Book Confirmed

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DC Comics announced plans today to publish a new comic book series based on Blizzard's MMORPG World of Warcraft, to be published through DC’s WildStorm imprint and debut this fall. Preview art from the series will debut at Comic-Con International, held in San Diego, CA from July 26–29.

'CSI: Hard Evidence' Also Coming to Wii/X360 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence is an all-new video game in the Crime Scene Investigation franchise based on the characters and storylines from the original hit CSI television series.

'Speedball 2' to Get Dedicated Multiplayer Servers

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Speedball 2 transforms the futuristic game setting into a high-speed online sports spectacle, offering international leagues, a ranking system and a virtual marketplace. Speedball 2 will feature dedicated servers for fast paced online-gaming to avoid client lags for players with slower connections.

'Fatal Inertia' (PS3/X360) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fatal Inertia mixes street racing, demolition derbies and rallying with a futuristic setting where machines no longer need wheels and the laws of physics govern all. The sport is called Inertia and it's one that offers a heady mix of speed, combat and real world environments that can be used to make your victory and break your opponents.

Eidos Signs In-Game Ads Agreement With Double Fusion

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos has signed a three-year deal with Double Fusion, the in-game advertising specialists. The deal covers 10 key Eidos titles, all currently in various stages of development.

'Power Rangers: Super Legends' (NDS/PS2/Wii/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Protect the world from evil villains, anywhere you go! The long-running, hit television show, “Power Rangers” now comes to the Nintendo DS in the all new game, Power Rangers: Super Legends.

'Wing Commander Arena' And 'Super Contra' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wing Commander Arena is a fast-paced arcade-styled space combat game where gamers can team up with 16 players online to attack other teams of ships. Reprise your role as either Bill Rizer or Lance Bean in this follow-up to the arcade classic Contra, which made waves in arcades everywhere in 1987. Both titles are coming to Xbox Live Arcade Wed., July 25.

'Kane & Lynch: Dead Men' (PS3/X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 6:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a violent and chaotic journey of two men -- a flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath -- and their brutal attitude towards right and wrong. This volatile partnership combined with innovative technologies allow for an unparalleled gaming experience.

Wii Preview - 'Carnival Games'

by Andrew Hayward on July 23, 2007 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Cat Daddy Games' Wii exclusive Carnival Games, designed for up to four players, brings home all the excitement and fanfare of a day at the carnival and features over 25 of the most popular games seen in midways and boardwalks throughout the world.

'Hollywood Pictures 2' Announced

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The aim of Kalypso media's Hollywood Pictures 2 is producing blockbuster hits for the movie hungry masses. Starting with a shoestring budget, amateur camera crews, wannabes, ‘has-beens’ and ‘never-has-been’ actors, dig out a winner and you’ll soon find your way on the road to Scorsese status.

300k 'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' Beta Sign-ups and Counting

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 6:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle. EA Mythic announced that more than 300,000 players have signed up for the WAR closed beta test.

First 'The Kill Point' Gameisode Launched - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beginning Sunday, July 22 with the premiere of the series, Kuma will release action-packed gameisodes that allow television viewers to jump into "The Kill Point's" bank robbery gone wrong plotline - playing as a police officer or bank robber in a high intensity hostage crisis.

'The Secret Files: Tunguska' - v1.03 US/Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 5:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Secret Files: Tunguska is a point-and-click adventure game based on the mysterious Tunguska inferno that turned everything into debris and ashes. This v1.03 German patch adds Vista compatibility, and better compatibility with flat screen/16:9 monitors.

Three More Classics Added to the Wii Shop Channel

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 5:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added yet another 3 classic games to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: Elevator Action, Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Sword of Vermilion.

'F.E.A.R.' (X360) Synchronicity Pack on Xbox Live

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 5:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Previously Sierra released a new title update with new game types as well as the first of 3 map packs. Today the Synchronicity Pack is available on Xbox Live Marketplace for 550 points, adding five new multiplayer maps, 3 Capture the Flag and Conquer All ones (Dead Wood, Labs, Depot) and two Deathmatch or Control maps (Waterworks and Stockpile).

'Heavenly Sword' (PS3) Demo Coming Thursday

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A stunningly beautiful martial arts drama set in a mythical time and place in the Far East, Heavenly Sword takes players on a roller coaster of emotion and action that truly exploits the potential of gaming as the new artistic entertainment medium. SCEE revealed that a playable demo will be released on the PlayStation Network this Thursday.

'WorldShift' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Sea Studios, known for Knights of Honor, announced WorldShift, a next-generation, cyber-fantasy RTS game set in a dark future of Earth, where today's civilization is only a fading mysterious legend.

'Jack Keane' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jack Keane, developed by Deck 13, is a classical adventure game with their rich story-telling and fun gameplay. As the player you guide hero Jack Keane as he faces some of his toughest challenges yet. This demo offers 3 levels of the full game...

PSP Review - 'Final Fantasy'

by Tim McCullough on July 23, 2007 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The all-new remastered Final Fantasy anniversary edition contains the best treatment of the classic RPGs and feature all-new character art, updated graphics, new dungeons, full 16:9 widescreen presentation and an updated camera view that gives players a new vantage point on two of the greatest RPGs ever made.

'DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 2:16 a.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. The new v1.2 patch fixes some save game issue, and includes a new set of leaderboards.

'GODS: Lands of Infinity Special Edition' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 1:53 a.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.

'Nascar 08' (PS2/PS3/X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As the new rookie driver on the circuit, develop your racing skills to gain licenses and contracts from hungry owners and unlock legendary top performing cars from NASCAR's biggest stars.

Atari Faces NASDAQ Delisting #3

by Rainier on July 23, 2007 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari announced that it has received a NASDAQ Staff Determination stating that it is not in compliance because it did not file its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2007 within the prescribed time period, and its securities are subject to delisting.