Team Fortress 2, sequel to the game that put class-based, multiplayer team warfare on the map, delivers new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next generation animation technology, persistent player statistics, and more. Next week Valve will release a new "Meet the Soldier" trailer at the GC 2007.
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BioShock will forever change the expectations for the FPS going beyond run and gun corridors, monster-closet AIs and static worlds, creating a living, unique and unpredictable FPS experience. The GameStop and EB Canada exclusive Limited Edition version of BioShock will include an EP remixed CD by Moby and Oscar The Punk.
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.
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:
- Folklore [PS3] - Trailer #2
- Metroid Prime 3: Corruption [Wii] - Trailer (2)
- Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties - Chinese Civilization Trailer
- Sacred 2 [X360/PC] - GC 2007 Trailer
- Cocoto Kart Racer [NDS] - Trailer
- Warriors Orochi [PS2/X360] - Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ..
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 v1.02 updated demo (fixing various bugs/crashes, adding ATi gfx card compatibility feature and more), as well as an update v1.02 patch for the Paradox version of the game.
2K Sports' NHL 2K8 will leverage all of the next generation capabilities, featuring innovative gameplay, revolutionary player models and stunning visuals to create an entirely new hockey experience, centered on authenticity and the NHL Signature Style.
Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal is an action-adventure game featuring 7 playable Looney Tunes characters, and a special secret character. In Duck Amuck players will compete against Daffy through a series of mini-games, with the goal of driving Daffy's temperature, and his temper, through the roof. Both titles are delayed until October 9, 2007.
Akella's Empire Above All is an action-RTS that blends traditional features of the genre with tactical and arcade elements for an immersive, dynamic, intellectual gameplay. Empire Above All is the story of one of infinite heroes of the war of Humanity against the Aliens from outer space.
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 will feature changing climate, improved AI, an advanced Cross-Com system, air strikes from jet fighters, new weapons and a new soldier class, the Medic. Delayed earlier this year, Ubisoft announced that both the PSP and PS3 version are finally ready, on track for next week's release.
Sequel to 2005's fast-paced action title, Devil Kings 2 possesses compelling gameplay that thrusts players into a land of warring nations and unrelenting hostile armies, playable as one of 30 characters.
K2 Network revealed its Leipzig Games Convention 2007 lineup, where it will show a multitude of its online titles, such as Sword of the New World: Granado Espada, and War Rock.
Hard to be a God is an RPG with adventure and espionage elements based on a storyline of the novel with the same name by Strugatsky brothers. The main hero is a graduate of a medieval secret service high school, and his mission is to scout and report the situation in the Kingdom of Arcanar, an independent anarchical state.
Dead Head Fred draws players into an original alternative universe as they embark on a quest for vengeance to solve their own murder by using the decapitated heads of enemies to battle through environments designed to showcase each head’s unique abilities.
Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v4.0 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.
EA is introducing a new Need for Speed version that drives the series in a new direction. Need for Speed ProStreet is a ground-breaking Need for Speed experience where you’re thrust to compete head to head against the best street racers in a multitude of racing showdowns.
Rockstar Games announced it will attend next week's GC in Leipzig, Germany, showing off two upcoming titles, including the world-wide unveiling, and live demonstrations, of Midnight Club Los Angeles. Also appearing at the show is the Wii version of Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis, which will be available to the public in hands-on form.
Revealed a few weeks ago, Namco Bandai officially announced Warhammer: Battle March's debut on the Xbox 360 as standalone (including the original's content), and as addon to the Mark of Chaos PC edition, bringing the brutality, strategy and drama of warfare to life with six unique playable armies, fully customizable units and intense online clashes.
Combining its humorous adventure roots with an epic storyline and immersive gameplay, R&C Future: Tools of Destruction draws players into a vast, new galaxy, with bustling cities, gigantic enemies and giant boss battles.
Fall of Liberty takes players to new battlegrounds in World War II, ones born from a changed moment in history that led to the Nazi invasion of 1950s America, delivering an explosive action experience in a world where famous real-world locations appear startlingly different under Nazi occupation. Originally scheduled for Q4 2007, it has quietly been pushed back until early 2008.
In Evil Under the Sun famous detective Hercule Poirot is back in typical style, turning up at just the right time to begin an investigation into the murder of a famous actress during what should have been the start of a relaxing holiday.
Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is an MMORPG with a vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more, all depicted using cutting-edge graphics technology. Game Update #2 will focus on making the game more user-friendly through a variety of alterations and additions.
A heroic task awaits you. Just beyond your galaxy, an ancient malevolence has embarked upon a covetous rampage. This demonic juggernaut seeks nothing less than the total enslavement of every world it encounters. Your world could be next.
Deep Silver and its partners revealed their Leipzig Games Convention 2007 lineup, where it will show a multitude of titles varying from casual- to hardcore, such as ANNO 1701: The Sunken Dragon, Ferrari Challenge, Final Fantasy Tactics, Secret Files 2, Heroes of Mana, Perry Rhodan, Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria, and confirming the Warhammer: Mark of Chaos addon, as well as X360 version.
SOCOM Tactical Strike allows you to assume the role of an entire team of elite Special Forces. Evaluate your situation from the SEAL's perspective, plan your approach and execute your strategy using the innate expertise of the four-man SEAL team.
by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Aug. 17, 2007 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors will finally meet this fall in an unforgettable crossover event. In Warriors Orochi, the characters from both franchises must team up to wage war against a new, powerful force.
German publisher dtp entertainment has signed start-up studio Chimera Entertainment's first real-time tactical game, Windchaser, where you assume leadership of one of Ensai’s guilds and take command of one of the mighty sailing ships that serve as mobile headquarters.
Developer Tragnarion Studios announces their all-new magical NDS exclusive game “Doodle Hex”, utilizing unique features like the touch screen and dual screens perfectly to create an addictive and fun title for both single and multiplayer gaming.
Panzer Tactics DS lets would-be commanders lead their forces to victory or defeat in three exciting single-player campaigns, or compete in WiFi or wireless multiplayer, offering a competitive ladder system to rank the best online commanders.
In the past few weeks the USK website, the Geman counterpart of the ESRB, has revealed quite a few unannounced titles through its approval process, as it not only rates upcoming titles, but also demos and game trailers. A sequel to Take Two's Mafia has been on many request lists, and yesterday the USK website made mention of a Mafia 2 GC trailer, but was removed shortly thereafter, indicating that there might be an announcement coming at next week's Games Convention in Leipzig.
SEGA Rally franchise is not only coming to next-gen platforms, but will also be making an appearance on the PSP. Unlike its big console brethren, developed by SEGA Racing Studio, SEGA Rally Revo for the PSP will be developed by Bugbear Entertainment, known for the Flatout racing series.
Last month MindArk signed a license agreement with Crytek to use the CryENGINE 2 in its real cash economy based virtual world Entropia Universe. Games Convention visitors will get a sneak peak of the new visuals, set to launch next year, via a demo of the new CryEngine2 game engine.
Battlestar Galactica will feature both single- and multi-player modes and allow the player to take part in intense space battles as a pilot for either the humans or Cylon forces. Legendary ships from the television show will be featured as well as missions based on favorite episodes.
Foundation 9 Entertainment announced that it has acquired UK-based Sumo Digital, along with its recently established Indian development facility, marking F9E's first expansion outside of North America.
Clive Barker's Jericho is a 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. God of War composer Cris Velasco has been tagged to score an original soundtrack.
The epic saga continues with Halo 3, in this third chapter of the Halo trilogy, Master Chief returns to finish the fight, bringing the epic conflict between the Covenant, the Flood, and the entire human race to a dramatic, pulse-pounding climax.
Feel what it’s like to be a field general making key personnel decisions on both sides of the ball during the game’s biggest moments in Madden NFL 08. Since Madden is EA's first Wii title with online capabilities, a lot of gamers have expressed frustration about lag in multiplayer. EA recognizes the problem and is working on a solution, "As updates are taking place over the next 24 hours, some fans may experience an interruption in online play."
As the first title in an all-new sci-fi action franchise, Gearbox Software's Borderlands combines the best elements of first-person action titles with player customization and vehicular combat to create an unprecedented gaming experience.
by Tim McCullough on Aug. 17, 2007 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
The BIGS adds more explosive excitement to baseball video games than ever before. This over-the-top baseball action title puts an entirely new spin on MLB as it blends outrageous visuals and intuitive gameplay mechanics.