'The Simpsons Game' (ALL) - Features & 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 7:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In The Simpsons Game, Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa use exciting, all-new powers to save the world from rising chaos. To help the Simpsons, gamers at home must journey through all of Springfield (as well as vast worlds beyond!), vanquish an amazing array of villains, and fight their way through parodies of multiple popular games.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' (ALL) Gets Free Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 6:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 features changing climate, improved AI, an advanced Cross-Com system, air strikes from jet fighters, new weapons and a new soldier class, the Medic. Ubisoft released a new, freely, downloadable content package, Throwback Pack 2, adding an all-new game mode and seven fan-favorite maps hand-selected from past Ghost Recon games. At the same time, Throwback Pack 1 also becomes free of charge.

'Rygar: The Battle of Argus' (Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

High Energy Productions' producer Keisuke Kikuchi announced Rygar: The Battle of Argus will be an all-new Wii exclusive title, not a PS2 port. Expected later this year in Japan, Rygar: The Battle of Argus will introduce a new hero and use the Wiimote to control Rygar's trademark weapon, the Diskarmor.

Various Game Trailers #1154

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 4:58 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:

  • Escape From Paradise City - Trailer #2
  • Heavenly Sword [PS3] - Legend of the Sword Trailer #4
  • Fracture [PS3/X360] - GC07 Trailer [German]
  • Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII [X360/PC] - Special Weapons Trailer


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

'Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword' (NDS) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo's action hero Ryu Hayabusa will be flipping his way onto the NDS. Bringing all of the intense combat, stylized graphics, and ultimate ninja action to touch-screens everywhere, Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword features a new storyline and innovative use of the DS Stylus.

'Super Swing Golf Season 2' (Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 4:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using the Wii remote as a golf club, swing into the action with your favorite characters as Super Swing Golf Season 2 returns to the island to challenge the new courses with all new story, tournament modes, new multiplayer modes, completely new customizations, costumes, and secrets.

THQ Promotes From Within to Replace Executive VP

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ executive vice president, Worldwide Publishing, Kelly Flock, is stepping down for personal reasons, and will be replaced by former senior vice president, North American Sales and Distribution, Scott Guthrie, and Ian Curran former senior vice president, International.

'The Destiny of Zorro' (Wii) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 2:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

505 Games' The Destiny of Zorro, developed by Pronto Games, promises action, romance and, by use of the innovative Wii controller, the unique thrill of ‘becoming’ the great hero himself!

'Zeno Clash' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Santiago, Chile based indy game development studio ACE Team announced today that it has licensed Valve's Source Engine for Zeno Clash, an action fantasy game with a strong focus on melee combat set in a punk fantasy world.

'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian will expand beyond the film and feature 20 playable characters, each with different weapons and abilities, as well as a two-player offline/online "drop-in/drop out" gameplay mode.

Survey Says Casual Games Educational and Help Families Bond

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Largest-ever casual games survey reveals 70% of family gamers see educational benefits for children / grandchildren, while 92% of say casual games provide an opportunity for them to bond.

'Indianapolis 500 Legends' (NDS/Wii) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Are you ready to careen around the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a hand-built 1960s speed machine that hits speeds of nearly 180 mph, yet rides only 7 inches off the ground? Can you survive a moving minefield of crashes, spinning cars, rolling tires, oil slicks and 32 rivals competing for the perfect racing line?

'Trigger Heart Exelica' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade?

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After making its 2006 debut in Asian arcade halls, scanned pages from Japanese magazine Arcadia reveal that shoot'em up Trigger Heart Exelica will be making an appearance on Xbox Live Arcade. Released on Dreamcast earlier this year, Trigger Heart Exelica allows you to capture enemy ships and use them against waves of attackers. No further details are available at this point ...

'SEGA Rally Revo' (ALL) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Rally Revo will set a new benchmark in its genre with a high-tempo driving experience that will challenge the racing skills both on and off-road, with revolutionary dynamically deformable terrain, proprietary next-generation graphics, bone-jarringly realistic physics, and competitive bumper-to-bumper racing.

Arkane Studios Developing Secondary New Project

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An overview of Arkane Studios' CEO Raphaƫl Colantonio LinkedIn profile reveals that the French development studio is not only working on its Source-powered shooter The Crossing, but also an unannounced new project. No further details were revealed about whether this is in the works at its Lyon headquarters or its recently formed Austin, Texas-based studio.

'SBK-08 Superbike World Championship' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Bean announced that Milestone’s fast paced racing game SBK-08 Superbike World Championship, the officially licensed WSBK, will storm the next-gen consoles with brand new features and enhancements.

Subscribe to DIRECTV and Get 11 Free Months of 'World of Warcraft'

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Until Nov. 30, DIRECTV is offering Blizzard's MMORPG World of Warcraft, to its new customers across North America. New players will be able to download a trial copy of the game, upgrade that to a full version at no cost, and receive 11 months of free game time.

'07 Commando' (NDS) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In 07 Commando, a slick, 2D, side-scrolling, action shooter, you assume the role of ‘Storm’, who is extremely agile with a plethora of actions, players will battle against arch enemy hoodlum organization ‘Rattlesnake’ and its henchmen.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' - v1.04 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GRAW 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. Ubisoft has released a new patch, tweaking various minor multiplayer/server aspects.

'Turok Rebirth' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 6:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turok is an epic, story-driven first-person shooter set on a dark, mysterious planet in the near future. Players take on the role of Joseph Turok, a former Black Ops commando, now part of an elite Special Forces squad on a mission to take down a war criminal on a genetically-altered planet.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v4.1 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 6:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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 v4.1 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Prototype'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Prototype tells the story of Alex Mercer - a man haunted by his past, fighting a secret war in New York City. As the action spirals out of control, a conspiracy tied to his origins threatens the future of mankind itself. Mercer’s amazing shapeshifting powers allow him to become an exact replica and steal the skills or powers of anyone who crosses his path.

'Empire of Sports' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire of Sports is an MMORPG built entirely around sport, designed to allow millions of players around the world to simultaneously exist in an online universe, where their alter egos socially interact, train, compete, attend events and acquire the goods and services they need to build a parallel sporting existence.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 5:45 a.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:

'Warhawk' (PS3) Launches Today - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience the thrill of white-knuckle aerial combat with bone-crunching armored assaults and high-intensity infantry combat in a 32-player, all-out war fought both on the ground and in the skies. Warhawk launches exclusively for the PS3 today, Tuesday, August 28th!

'Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood' - v1.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 4:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed to increase the diversity, tactical depth and replay value, Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood will unleash a new alien race, a new form of strategic movement, new ship sections, new weapons, new technologies, new scenarios and new unknown menaces.

'Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars' - v1.08 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised last week, after EA released the latest v1.07 patch for its 3D sci-fi RTS C&C3: Tiberium Wars, yet another bug was discovered which apparently required a v1.08 hotfix to be released.

'Dead Island' (X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Island is a FPP shooter that combines elements of the survival horror genre and adventure games. The game tells the story of acouple being tossed ashore onto the sandy beaches of a desolate, zombie infested, island.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 3:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Tiburon, known for Madden NFL Football and NCAA Football titles, has developed the latest installment in the Tiger Woods franchise. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 will include two new features, GamerNet And Photo Game Face. EA has released a 733mb playable demo on Xbox Live Marketplace.

PSP Review - 'M.A.C.H.: Modified Air Combat Heroes'

by Nathan Grayson on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 3:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

M.A.C.H. (Modified Air Combat Heroes) is the PSP's first flight combat/racing game, becoming outlaw pilots and competing in deadly aerial contests of skill, speed and weaponry in this sky-high race to own the air.

'Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles' (Wii) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 3:02 a.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.

'Mr.Bean' (PS2) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mr.Bean is a platform/adventure made up of 3D levels avoiding tricky traps and problem solving along the way to find his missing Teddy with the help of Bean's girlfriend Irma Gobb.

'FIFA Street 3' (ALL) Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Without giving many details, EA confirmed at last week's Leipzig Games Convention that EA Canada is working on a new iteration in the FIFA Street franchise. Scheduled for 2008, FIFA Street 3 will appear on current consoles, as well as make its next-gen debut on PS3 and Xbox 360.

'Phoenix Wright' Developer Working on Three New Titles

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 1:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Singapore-based game studio Mikoishi, known for Capcom's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, announced that it' working on three original franchises: SteamIron, DropCast and Blunt Force Trauma, all of which will be first previewed at GCA Games Convention Asia 2007 (Singapore, 6-8 September 2007).

'Bomberman LIVE' (X360) Expands With Bomb-Up Pack 1 - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hudson Entertainment announced that they are releasing Bomb-Up Pack 1, the first add-on pack for its XBLA game Bomberman LIVE. This new add-on pack will add over a dozen new features, including ten new characters, two additional levels, two new leader boards, and a brand new game mode.

IGA and Codemasters Extend In-Game Advertisement Agreement

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In-game advertising network IGA Worldwide announced a new 3-year partnership with game publisher Codemasters, delivering both dynamic and static advertisements into a range of future titles from the publisher.

Atari Executive Duo Joins Paradox

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2007 @ 12:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As a step in the strategy to become the world leading publisher and distributor of PC games, Paradox Interactive announced their latest recruitment, Reena Miranda and Martin Sirc. As former colleagues with key positions at the worldwide publisher Atari, the duo contributes with impressive experiences from the industry.