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'Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword' - Demo #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 8:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Civ. IV: Beyond the Sword will focus on the late-game time periods after the invention of gunpowder and will deliver 12 challenging and decidedly different scenarios. 2K Games has released a second demo allowing you to try out th first 100 turns of the Charlemagne scenario, and includes a demo exclusive dinosaur unit.

Konami's E3 2007 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 8:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami's has released screens and trailers for the following upcoming titles:

Various Game Trailers #1128

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 5:25 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:

  • SEGA Rally: Revo [ALL] - Technology Trailer #1
  • Army of Two [PS3/X360] - Trailer #5
  • Godzilla: Unleashed [NDS/PSP/Wii] - Trailer #3


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

Bethesda Prepping 'Star Trek Conquest' For Wii?

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Bethesda acquired the Star Trek license from CBS early 2006, it has released two titles, Star Trek: Legacy for PC & X360, and Star Trek: Tactical Assaults for PSP/NDS. Apparently that wasn't enough as a product listing at online game rental outlet GameFly revealed the Wii is getting its share with Star Trek Conquest. Scheduled for November 2007, no further details were revealed and a Bethesda representative refused to comment, but now that the cat's out of the bag, a formal announcement will probably be coming soon ...

'Dimensity' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 4:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dimensity is a strategy game with a strong RPG element, focused on the warfare between different races in a fantasy world. The game play involves real time battles, simplified management, unit upgrades and leader development. As a result players are immediately immersed into a challenging world of war and mystery.

Midway's E3 2007 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway has released screens and trailers for the following upcoming titles:

'Manhunt 2' (PS2/Wii) Controversy Affecting Other Titles

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 3:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Manhunt 2 was banned even before it saw the light of day; the ESRB slapped it with an AO, resulting in both Sony and Nintendo refusing to publish the game on its consoles. In an interview with C&GV, Condemned 2 producer Constantine Hantzopoulos admits that the controversy has led them to scale back the game's mature content and remove certain non-essential items.

'Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising' - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gods and Heroes you become a classic hero of the ancient world, born of immortal blood. As a scion of the gods, you will have the opportunity to pursue his destiny through a series of Epic Quests that will span all levels of gameplay, over time commanding amazing God Powers and acquiring famous weapons and treasure of myth.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 12:54 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:

'Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3' (PS2) Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eight years after its predecessor, Atlus U.S.A. is bringing the latest RPG in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, Persona 3, to North America packaged in a special collector’s box with a tantalizing art book and wicked-awesome CD soundtrack. Due to a manufacturing issue with the art book Persona 3 has been pushed back a few weeks, until August 14.

'Boogie' (Wii) - 3 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 11:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Boogie will have gamers dancing, singing and starring in their own music videos. Players can also choose and customize different characters in the game to best show off their dancing style and karaoke skills.

Ubisoft Financial Result Reveals 'Splinter Cell Conviction' (ALL) Delay

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft released its sales figures for Q1 ended June 30, 2007, reporting that sales came to $180.66M, up 90.5% compared with the same period last year, driven by Rainbow Six Vegas, Surf's Up, and its back catalog. Unfortunately, it also revealed that Splinter Cell Conviction has been delayed until January-March of 2008.

'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' (PS3) - 50 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MGS4: Guns of the Patriots is set in a war-torn future where huge conglomerates fight for supremacy using armies of hand-picked mercenaries. This battle-scarred arena is seen through the eyes of an older Solid Snake who has been charged with infiltrating a number of key locations across the globe, including the Middle East and South America.

Ubisoft Developing 'Avatar' (ALL) Game Based on James Cameron Movie

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that it will develop/publish the game based on 20th Century Fox's Avatar, the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms, written and directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron (Titanic, Aliens, Terminator, etc...).

'Hellgate: London' Beta Test Sign-Ups

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hellgate: London is an RPG set in the immersive first-person perspective. With a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, Hellgate: London introduces a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive. Sign up for the beta test here...

'Metal Gear Online (PS3) Revealed - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 7:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celebrating 20 years of MGS, Kojima Productions officially revealed Metal Gear Online, featuring characters, stages and the same control scheme as MGS 4. This reloaded MGO experience packs in additional environments, game modes, and team-based multiplayer mayhem. A closed beta starts today until Aug. 6, after which an open beta will commence on August 20.

NDS Preview - 'Dementium: The Ward'

by Thomas Wilde on July 24, 2007 @ 7:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dementium: The Ward, previously known as The Ward, tells a twisted story with gruesome 3D visuals and FPS gameplay. The game's interactive narrative reveals the puzzling nature of a strange hospital frozen-in-time, and introduces a cast of peculiar characters.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 7:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOE signed Flying Labs' Pirates of the Burning Sea, a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. You play a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, as you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep.

'Nascar 08' And 'All-Pro Football 2K8' Demos on Xbox Live

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 7:29 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. All-Pro Football 2K8 hits the gridiron with the legendary gameplay, innovative features, and hundreds of legends combined with an attribute system showcasing the well-known, signature abilities of each football star.

'Devil May Cry 4' (PS3/X360/PC) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 7:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Devil May Cry 4 is the fourth installment in Capcom's series starring Dante, the gunslinging demon hunter. DMC4 will introduce a new hero, Nero, who possesses a demonic arm that can pull in enemies or use them as projectiles. Meet Credo, Agnus, and Gloria...

'World of Warcraft' Surpasses 9 Million Subscribers

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 7:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard announced today that its subscription-based MMORPG World of Warcraft had reached yet another milestone, 9 million subscribers and counting, with The Burning Crusade yet to launch in China.

UE3 Powered 'The Scourge Project' (ALL) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 6:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developer Tragnarion Studios will use Epic's Unreal Engine 3 for their new multiplatform shooter with a focus on co-op narrative and gameplay. The Scourge Project will be a story-driven FPS game built from the ground up for co-op squad play, where up to 4 players each experience a personal story, whilst playing together as a squad.

'Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall' Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 6:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you haven't checked our preview yet, FusionFall is set in a re-imagined Cartoon Network universe where, as a kid, players will team up with other players and Cartoon Network characters to defend it from an alien invasion of epic proportions. Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall will make its debut at Comic-Con 2007 in San Diego, beginning Wed., July 25.

'Army of Two' (PS3/X360) Gets Worldwide Release Date

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 6:37 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. Army of Two will be on retail shelves starting November 15, 2007 in North America and Europe.

Sony Releases v1.90 PS3 Firmware Update

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has released the new v1.90 system software update for the PS3, adding plenty of new features and adjustments to its latest console, such as XMB customization, emoticons in chat over PSN, AVCHD video playback on mem stick/camera and plenty more...

'Death to Spies' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 6:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

"Smersh" is Russian for the phrase "Death to Spies," and it was also the name of a set of counterintelligence departments in the Soviet Army formed during WWII. Their mission was to secure the active Red Army by arresting traitors, deserters, spies and criminal elements. During the war, these agents became the main force combating the German intelligence service.

Lyon Game Developers Conference Joins 2007 Game Connection

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 6:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CMP Technology, organizers of the Game Developers Conference, have partnered with business matchmaking company Connection Events, known for the Game Connection convention, to produce the Lyon Game Developers Conference.

'Gothic III' - v1.4 Community Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 6:04 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 v1.4 community patch is not supported by Jowood, but addresses a lot of issues with the game ...

Kalypso Media Signs 'Universal Boxing Manager'

by Rainier on July 24, 2007 @ 5:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kalypso media announced Universal Boxing Manager, its latest big hitter to step in the ring in the battle for management sim fans' hearts. Starting as a lowly hopeful, players are tasked with managing up to six different budding champs with high hopes of glory.

Wii Review - 'Pokemon Battle Revolution'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 24, 2007 @ 12:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Pokémon Battle Revolution will use its wireless connection to interact with its NDS brethren Pokémon Diamond/Pearl, opening various options such as playing NDS games on the TV, using the NDS tactical screen for your Wii games, and allowing you to see your NDS Pokemons battle in 3D on the Wii.