'Precursors' (X360/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 5:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Precursors, a sci-fi action game from Deep Shadow, leads you into unexplored regions of space, where he can fly with huge battle ships from planet to planet. In case you missed yesterday's batch, check them here ...

Gamers Go Toe-to-Toe With the Governator

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 5:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week Anti-Video Game Bill AB1179 was recalled for being unconstitutional, but California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger intends to appeal that ruling. Gamers need to unite, and make the Governor understand that video games deserve the same First Amendment protections as his action movies, and stop wasting millions of taxpayers' dollars in court. Write NOW!

Various Game Trailers #1141

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 3:43 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:

  • Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals - E3 2007 Trailer
  • Madden NFL 08 [Wii] - Party Mode Trailer
  • Heavenly Sword [PS3] - Making Of Trailer
  • SEGA Rally: Revo [ALL] - Environmental Trailer #1
  • Godzilla: Unleashed [NDS/PSP/Wii] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Metroid Prime 3: Corruption [Wii] - Trailer (2)


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

'Team Fortress 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 2:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team Fortress 2, part of the Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, the sequel to the game that put class-based, multiplayer team warfare on the map, delivers new gametypes, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next generation animation technology, persistent player statistics, and more.

Former Criterion Director Heads Codemasters' New Guildford Studio

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 2:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Expanding its studio resources, Codemasters announced the opening of a third (Southam and Kuala Lumpur) development studio, UK-based Codemasters Studios Guildford, which will initially assist with the next installments in the Operation Flashpoint and Race Driver series.

'Looney Tunes: Duck Amuck' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 2:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the game inspired by the classic Duck Amuck cartoon, players will compete against Daffy through a series of mini-games that range from retro inspired favorites to modern, innovative gameplay interactions, with the goal of driving Daffy's temperature, and his temper, through the roof.

'JAZZ: Hired Guns' Now Called 'Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge'

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge, previously known as JAZZ: Hired Guns, is a game that best describes the life of risk and danger that you’ll lead in this action-packed turn-based tactical game where you’ll be in control of leading a group of seasoned mercenaries through the African countryside.

'Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles' (Wii) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

RE: The Umbrella Chronicles combines first-person, light-gun style combat with interactive pathways, multiple weapons and new enemies to create an entirely new RE experience, revealing the back story behind the fall of the Umbrella Corporation.

'Combat Mission: Shock Force' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combat Mission: Shock Force is a tactical military simulation depicting a hypothetical near future conflict between NATO and Syrian forces in Syria. Battlefront has released a new patch, bringing their version (not the Paradox edition) to v1.02 and fixing various bugs/crashes, adding ATi gfx card compatibility feature and more ...

UbiSoft Signs Next 'Chassmaster' (NDS/PC) Installment - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 12:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that it will publish Chessmaster: The Art of Learning (NDS) and Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition (PC). In both games, Josh Waitzkin, International Master and eight-time National Chess Champion, coaches players to grasp the basic fundamentals of chess and to master the game through exciting courses and tutorials.

'Namco Museum DS' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai Games brings its classic roster to the Nintendo DS, giving fans a handheld dose of gaming history! Namco Museum DS allows players a chance to enjoy their favorite classics on the next generation of handhelds.

'NBA Live 08' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 11:30 a.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 1-on-1 match-up from every spot on the floor with NBA Live 08.

'Supreme Ruler 2020' Making Public Debut at Leipzig Games Convention

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BattleGoat Studios announced that they will be giving a first look at the next installment in their Supreme Ruler franchise at the Leipzig Games Convention later this month. Scheduled for release in May 2008, Supreme Ruler 2020 adds many new features...

'Stuntman: Ignition' (PS2/PS3/X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stuntman: Ignition challenges players to drive for perfection, dropping them into the adrenaline-fueled role of a Hollywood stuntman, vying to create the most insane high-flying jumps, mind-blowing corkscrews and metal-twisting crashes ever filmed.

Irrational Games Gets Renamed into 2K Boston and 2K Australia

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two announced the name change of Irrational Games, known for story-driven games like System Shock 2, Freedom Force, Tribes: Vengeance, and the just gone-gold Bioshock, to 2K Boston and 2K Australia, symbolizing the studios' further integration into the 2K Games family.

'Heroes of Mana' (NDS) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heroes of Mana will be a mix of RPG and RTS, where the protagonist's name is Roger, a natural leader and excellent swordsman. You will need to gather resources, summon monsters, and engage the enemy, with combat occurring in real time, as in previous Mana titles.

'Crysis' Gets Scored by Ion Zur

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crysis, shooter fans will face a new kind of gameplay challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of a horrific alien invasion. Crytek signed Ion Zur to produce a modern cinematic score that heightens the impact of the dramatic storyline, realistic environments and highly-evolved gameplay.

'Prototype' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 6:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra and Radical Entertainment announced Prototype, a completely new kind of open-world game, featuring a rich story line of conspiracy, deception and deadly shape shifting action. Prototype tells the story of Alex Mercer - a man haunted by his past, fighting a secret war in New York City.

'DEFCON' - v1.43 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 6:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DEFCON, inspired by the 1983 cult-classic Wargames, is an online, competitive, multiplayer strategy game based around the theme of global thermonuclear war.

'World in Conflict' (X360/PC) Has Gone Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 5:16 a.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 Soviet Union and the United States, with completely destructible 3D battlefields, aggressive team-based multiplayer action and a focus on fast, hard-hitting battles (thanks Martin).

'DK Jungle Climber' (NDS) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get back into the swing of things as Donkey Kong goes vertical in DK Jungle Climber, previously known as DK: King of Swing, with all new moves, items and mini games.

Atari Showing Off Three Playable Titles at GenCon

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari revealed it will feature hands-on demos for three upcoming RPG titles at Gen Con: The Witcher, Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of Betrayer, and Dungeons & Dragons: Tactics (PSP).

'The Swarm' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Swarm is a 3D action/adventure game, where the player will face the challenge of surviving in a wasted Moscow that shows the scars of the alien attack, defending himself against other humans looking for scraps of food, and from the dangerous aliens.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (X360/PC) Gets Delayed Until March 2008

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 4:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan.

'The Sims 2 Castaway' (NDS/PSP/PS2/Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 4:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The journey in The Sims 2 Castaway begins when your Sims are washed ashore on an uncharted tropical island, and must overcome the forces of nature, craft tools for survival, and explore their surroundings to unravel the island's mysteries.

PSP Review - 'Smash Court Tennis 3'

by Tim McCullough on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Namco Bandai's Smash Court Tennis 3 players compete as or against 16 of their favorite Pro-Tennis stars including #1 ranked Roger Federer and 2006 French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin.

'WorldShift' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 4:00 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.

EA Signs License Agreement With Hasbro For Casual Games

by Rainier on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 3:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has signed the worldwide rights to create digital games based upon an array of Hasbro's intellectual properties, including Monopoly, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Nerf, Tonka and Littlest Pet Shop, to name a few, with the first games scheduled to launch in calendar year 2008.

PC Review - 'Ingenious'

by James King on Aug. 10, 2007 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Based on the work of internationally renowned game designer Reiner Knizia, the board game version of Ingenious has been an international best seller. Incredibly easy to learn and just as addictive, Ingenious provides hours of challenging and thrilling fun for one to four players.