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'Transformers: The Game' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 8:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Transformers: The Game lets gamers control the outcome in the battle for Earth as they choose to protect it as Autobots or destroy it as Decepticons. Players will also experience the unstoppable power and massive scale of their favorite Robots in Disguise such as Bumblebee, Barricade and others.

Various Game Trailers #1130

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 8:50 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:

  • The Chronicles of Spellborn - A.I. Dev Dairy Trailer
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 [ALL] - Tour de France Trailer
  • Dragoneer’s Aria [PSP] - Trailer #2


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

'NBA Live 08' (ALL) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 8:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When the game is on the line and the ball is in your hands, what will you do? Will you penetrate, drive the lane and rise above the rim for a monster dunk, or find an opening on the perimeter and sink a game-winning three? Take control of the game with a full arsenal to win the one-on-one match-up from every spot on the floor with NBA Live 08.

Target Stores Go Blu-ray Exclusive

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 7:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After Blockbuster went Blu-ray back in June, Target seems to be putting its weight behind Sony's next-gen DVD format. Sony announced that starting in October, the Target brick & mortar stores will exclusively carry Blu-ray players "at least through the holiday season," and will also boost its selection of Blu-ray discs. However, Target's online store will still offer HD-DVDs at $299.

'Trainz Railwayz' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 5:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Merscom's Trainz Railwayz combines two new titles in the Trainz line of games, Harlem Line Edition and the Metropolis Edition, with the bonus addition of Trainz Railroad Simulator, modified to be compatible with Windows Vista.

'3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures: Lost Island' Expansion on Xbox Live

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra Online has released 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures: Lost Island Expansion, featurings 18 additional holes set in a tropical Lost Island paradise.

'EA Playground' (NDS/Wii) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Playground captures the exuberance and nostalgia of your neighborhood playground, turning your gaming space into an arena of interactive fun with immersive activities designed for kids, and the kid inside all of us.

'Dark Sector' (PS3/X360) Gets A Comic Book

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America announced that it will partner with Top Cow Productions to produce a companion comic book for Dark Sector, Digital Extreme's next-gen action-thriller. A dark, gritty experience packed with fast action, incredible superpowers and an engaging story.

'World in Conflict' (X360/PC) Playable at QuakeCon

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World in Conflict is a strategy game that delivers action and coordinated team play amidst the war the world feared most – a showdown between the Soviets and the US, with destructible 3D battlefields, team-based multiplayer action and fast, hard-hitting battles. Massive Entertainment and Sierra announced that WiC will be playable at QuakeCon 2007.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Judy on July 26, 2007 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

To be developed and published by Capcom, Resident Evil 5 is the forthcoming installment in the Resident Evil survival horror series, which will debut for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Thursday, July 26, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on July 26, 2007 @ 1:41 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:

  • NASCAR 08 (PS2/PS3/X360)


  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'Test Drive Unlimited' (X360) Downloadable Content #5 On Xbox Live - Screens

by Judy on July 26, 2007 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Test Drive Unlimited challenges players online to experience the most exotic and fastest vehicles on more than 1000 miles of diverse Hawaiian roads. Atari has released new downloadable content, the Test Drive Collection Volume 5 (350 points), on the Xbox Live Marketplace. Volume 5 features five new cars and the Holden Efijy Concept motorbike (free).

'Heavenly Sword' (PS3) Demo on PlayStation Network

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A 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. As promised, Sony has released a 996mb playable demo on the PlayStation Network.

'Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation' (X360) Demo Hit 500k Downloads

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation will let players experience Ace Combat on a massive worldwide scale as it features an in-depth multi-player online experience that includes a variety of action-packed online modes. Namco Bandai announced that its demo on Xbox Live was download 500,000 times during E3 week, making it the #1 download.

'Beowulf' (PSP/PS3/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beowulf is a combat-driven action adventure game set in the realms of nordic mythology. It tells the story of a daring hero, Beowulf, and his adventures in the times of the early viking age. The innovative new fighting system and the exceptional story and characters make this game a must-have for action adventure enthusiasts.

'Lost' (PS3/X360/PC) - First Game Details & Trailer

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost is a third-person action/adventure that will have you take on the role as a survivor of Oceanic Flight 815, allowing you to experience an untold adventure of "Lost" in an immersive, interactive world. Stranded on the mysterious island, you have only one objective, confront your dark past, seek your redemption, and ultimately find a way home.

'Rainbow Six Vegas' - Map Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rainbow operatives take to the chaotic streets of Las Vegas as an escalating terrorist siege in “Sin City” threatens to take world terrorism to new, uncontrollable heights. Ubisoft has released the 2 map packs previously made available on Xbox Live.

'Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King' (NDS) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xider Games' Ankh is a point and click adventure game where you play as Assil, a young Egyptian man in trouble, making his way through treacherous Cairo, avoiding evil Pharaohs, crocodiles and assassins, to lift his own death curse.

'Heroes' (PS3/X360/PC) Officially Announced

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed yesterday, Ubisoft confirmed that it is developing a third-person action game based on the TV series. The video game will focus on the entire cast, and not re-tell or bridge the gap between the two seasons, but instead offer its own insight.

'The Sims 2 Bon Voyage' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 6:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed earlier this month, EA announced that The Sims 2 fans can whisk their Sims away on a variety of magnificent vacations featuring a myriad of all-new activities to discover exotic locations, including the Far East, Rustic Mountaintops -- even a Tropical Island!

'Ship Simulator 2008' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ship Simulator 2008 is a simulation game that puts players at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea. This demo holds one mission and is based on a typical yacht rescue operation: bad weather, big waves, yacht in trouble, SOS call.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Dark Sector'

by Andrew Hayward on July 26, 2007 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dark Sector is a new and original next-gen action-thriller, developed by Digital Extreme. A dark, gritty experience packed with fast action, incredible superpowers and an engaging story.

'Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 5:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FusionFall is set in a re-imagined Cartoon Network universe where, as a kid, you will team up with other players and Cartoon Network characters to defend it from an alien invasion of epic proportions.

'Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu' English/German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Anderson & the Legacy of Cthulhu, based on stories from horror writer H. P. Lovecraft, you play a private investigator from New York, who travels to Germany during the first months of WWII in order to solve his most frightening case – to research his origins. This demo includes 3 chapters, and one intro/cutscene from the full game.

PS2 Review - 'Tomb Raider: Anniversary'

by Chris Lawton on July 26, 2007 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Using an enhanced Tomb Raider: Legend engine, the graphics, technology and physics bring Lara's adventure and pursuit of a mystical artifact known only as the Scion up to today’s tech standards and offers gamers a completely new gameplay experience.

'Showdown: Scorpion' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future, terrorists and gangs control most of the cities inhabited with innocent and defenseless citizens. What makes it even worse is a nano-virus acquired by criminals and questioning survival of mankind. You are Scorpion, an operative tasked to exterminate a dangerous virus and save people.

Deep Silver/Koch Media's Leipzig Games Convention 2007 Lineup

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Silver has revealed its lineup of titles it will be showing off at the Games Convention 2007, Aug 23-26, in Leipzig, Germany. Apart from localized Square Enix titles, there will also be several new titles on display, and a special press conference with Piranha Bytes (makers of the Gothic series) where it will present its new RPG.

'Clive Barker's Jericho' (PS3/X360/PC) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Clive Barker's Jericho is an squad-based horror FPS devised by the master mythmaker, novelist and filmmaker Clive Barker. The Jericho Team is a seven-man strike force that protects government interests from paranormal threats.

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' Gets Summer Content Update

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 3:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tripwire Interactive announced that it is preparing the release of a summer update for its WWII online action game Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. The free update adds a huge new map Krivoi Rog (which includes the Panzer IV G tank), adaptive bloom system, in-game AA/AF tweaking, and the usual bug fixes and tweaks...

X360 HD DVD Player Price Drops to $179 With 5 Free Movies

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 3:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced it will lower the price of its Xbox 360 HD DVD Player from $199 to $179 (United States only) starting Aug. 1, 2007, and will add five free HD DVD movies for anyone purchasing an X360 HD DVD Player between Aug. 1 and Sept. 30.

'NBA 2K8' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As the newest offering of this elite series, NBA 2K8 will elevate the game of basketball to new levels never experienced before for the next generation systems. NBA 2K8 will also continue to build and expand the groundbreaking Signature Style feature that will include hundreds of new shooting, passing, and dribbling animations.

EA Opens Up Shop in Russia

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA intends to contribute to the rapidly growing market for interactive entertainment in Russia. The Moscow-based team will focus on bringing more localized game offerings to Russian players, more direct engagement with the gaming community and greater collaboration with retail partners.

'Guitar Hero III: Legeneds of Rocks' (ALL) - Updated Tracklist #1

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god using Gibson Guitar's Les Paul and Kramer models, experience new features and explosive content including a new multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a bevy of exclusive unlockable content and authentic rock venues.

'Devil May Cry 4' (PS3/X360/PC) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 2:50 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...

'Stranglehold' (ALL) Demo Coming August 8

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stranglehold redefines the action gaming experience with its acrobatic gunplay, thrilling cinematography, frenetic combat and incredible massive destructibility. The X360 demo is coming to Xbox Live August 8, featuring the Hong Kong Marketplace beginning of the game, introducing the controls and combat with tons of interactions, lots of combat, plenty of gags, a couple standoffs, doves, and even some extra hidden content.

XIDER Games Forms Strategic Partnership With Daedalic Entertainment

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

XIDER Games announced that it is forming a strategic partnership with newly established German games developer Daedalic Entertainment to work together immediately on the launch of FIBA Basketball Manager 2008 (PC), Luminator DS and Ankh DS all due for launch in Q3 and Q4 of 2007.

'Record of Lunia War' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 2:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lunia is MMORPG where you can grow your own characters, featuring a cartoon rendering technique that creates harmony between hand-drawn rich 2D background and dynamic 3D characters. In Lunia users can manipulate an infinite set of airborne attacks and a series of magic strikes using variously different key combinations.

'Pirate's Revenge' Announced

by Rainier on July 26, 2007 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fireglow Games and Tri Synergy announce that they will be co-publishing Pirate's Revenge, a fun and addictive arcade action game set on the high seas. Successful pirates are rewarded with money and resources which are looted from defeated enemies' sunken ships.

PSP Review - 'NASCAR'

by Tim McCullough on July 26, 2007 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

With all-new speed blurring, realistic spark and smoke effects, and camera shakes, get your adrenaline pumping and experience the all-out drama and intensity of 190-mph racing with NASCAR.