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'Lair' (PS3) Street Date Broken In North America

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 7:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playing as a warrior riding a voracious dragon trained for deadly aerial and ground combat, and capable of scorching, clawing and smashing thousands of enemies, gamers must defeat countless armies to save a civilization. Several days ahead of its official Sept. 4th release date, several retail stores (EBGames/Gamestop etc.) are already selling the game.

'Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness' (PSP) - 60 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness is a strategy/RPG game, featuring a multiplayer mode, enabling players to pit their armies against each other, a new Geo Cube feature, bringing a brand new element of strategy to the game, and spicing up PvP battles. A new story mode has also been added, allowing players to play as their favorite vassal.

Various Game Trailers #1156

by Judy on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 5:20 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:

  • Mushroom Men [ALL] - Making Of Trailer
  • The Witcher - GC07 Trailer
  • Dead Head Fred [PSP] - Launch Trailer
  • Railfan [PS3] - Trailer #2 [JAP]
  • Undercover: Dual Motives [NDS] - Trailer
  • Heavenly Sword [PS3] - Making Of Trailer #4


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

'Combat Mission: Shock Force' - v1.03 Battlefront Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 5:16 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 download/retail version (not the Paradox edition) to v1.03 and fixing bugs/crashes, various tweaks, AI and path finding improvements and plenty more.

'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 will let players take the fight into their own hands with the debut of Superstar Fighting Styles. The game features eight unique styles, each having its own strategy and exclusive attributes.

'Hacker Evolution Reinsertion' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 4:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hacker Evolution Reinsertion is the first expansion pack for the original hacking simulation game, continuing the adventure with new levels and graphics, pushing the game engine beyond what was present until now.

'TimeShift' (PS3/X360/PC) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 3:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeShift is an FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes. The game will leverage the latest graphics technology to create a unique action game experience. Sierra has released a 581 mb playable demo on Xbox Live...

'No More Heroes' (Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

No More Heroes is the next action game from SUDA-51, creator of the surreal shooter Killer7.

Playstation Network Offers New Downloadable Titles and Demos

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 3:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony's Playstation Network has gotten a ton of new content today. Earlier this week on Xbox Live, Capcom has released a demo as well as the full Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix game, Namco Bandai released Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection Online, and to top it all off there are demos for NASCAR 08, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 and All-Pro Football 08.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' Gets Novel Series

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 2:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Games Workshop announced that its BL Publishing division will release an original novel based on EA Mythic's MMORPG, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. The first book in the new series of novels set in the Age of Reckoning, Empire in Chaos will be available in all major bookstores and on the BL Publishing website in early 2008.

'Heavenly Sword' (PS3) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A stunningly beautiful 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.

'Kwari' - Play-for-Cash FPS Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 2:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kwari is a first-person shooter where players make money off each other in real-time. The game will be free to download online, but instead of being subscription-based it will use a unique free-to-play/pay-to-play model whereby Kwari sells the player ammunition in place of flat rate charges or monthly subscriptions.

Unedited 'Manhunt 2' (PSP/PS2/Wii) Coming to the Netherlands

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 1:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Manhunt 2 an experiment at a secret research facility has gone catastrophically wrong. Daniel Lamb and Leo Kasper are the only surviving subjects. The Pickman Project will stop at nothing to hunt them down and stop the truth from getting out. While an edited version of the original Manhunt 2 will be released with a Mature rating, Dutch Justice Minister Ernst Hirsch Ballin says no ban on Manhunt 2 is possible under current Dutch law.

'The Chosen: Well of Souls' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rebelmind's The Chosen: Well of Souls is a 3D hack'n slash set in the 19th century. You are Frater Simon sent on a mission by the monasteries to free God's Envoy, taken hostage by a mighty Alchemist Marcus who uses human souls to strengthen his own powers in order to rule the world.

Nintendo Wii Becomes Million Unit Baby in the UK

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 12:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sales numbers released by UK’s independent music, video and software performance and sales tracking company, Chart Track, shows that the Nintendo Wii is now being enjoyed by over one million people in the UK, becoming the fastest ever selling home console in UK videogame history to reach this milestone.

'Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity' (PS2/Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA's Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity is a fast-paced new Sonic racing game created by Sonic team that takes Sonic into never-before seen worlds with edge-of-your-seat racing intensity and all-new gravity controlling moves.

'Fantasy Wars' - French Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fantasy Wars, previously known as Mythic Wars, is a turn-based strategy game set in a fantasy world. Combining both classic strategy gameplay and sophisticated 3D graphics players can experience epic battles like never before. This demo features two missions, but is entirely in French.

'Code Lyoko: Quest for Infinity' (Wii) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 12:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Game Factory is publishing a new animated high-tech action-adventure series, Code Lyoko, based on the fourth season of the popular series.

'Fishing Master' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fishing Master is an arcade style fishing game that armchair angling aficionados of all skill levels can enjoy. In Fishing Master, players assume the role of an up-and-coming fisherman tasked by his grandfather to compete in increasingly difficult fishing tournaments to attain the coveted Fishing Master title.

'The Lost Crown: A Ghosthunting Adventure' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 12:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game's The Lost Crown: A Ghosthunting Adventure combines a dense, rich, spine-tingling story inspired by classic ghost stories with today's modern ghosthunting techniques.

'NHL 08' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 12:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 08 will feature an exclusive AHL license for the first time, with all 29 teams from the primary development league for the NHL fully playable in game. EA has released a 593 mb playable demo on Xbox Live, allowing you to play as the Anaheim Ducks or Ottawa Senators.

Xbox Live Arcade Adds Two New Titles And Goes Half Price - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cyberball 2072 and Fatal Fury Special are coming to Xbox Live Arcade, and both will be available for download on Wed., Sept. 5, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PDT). Additionally, four Xbox Live Arcade favorites will be available for half their regular price this weekend. See below for details.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' (PS3/X360/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ET: QW pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in this online strategic shooter. Featuring team play, persistent character promotions, day and nighttime missions, and the universe's most powerful weapons and vehicles. The PC version is set for release in Europe on Sept. 28, and North American Oct. 2, 2007.

'Lair' (PS3) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playing as a warrior riding a voracious dragon trained for deadly aerial and ground combat, and capable of scorching, clawing and smashing thousands of enemies, gamers must defeat countless armies to save a civilization. Together, the gamer and the beast will attempt to change the destiny of a world on the brink of extinction.

'Mass Effect' (X360) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mass Effect is a science-fiction action-RPG created by BioWare, previously known for Jade Empire, KotoR, and Neverwinter Nights. Mass Effect will deliver an immersive story driven gameplay experience with stunning visual fidelity. Microsoft announced Mass Effect will ship Nov. 20, 2007.

'Inhabited Island: Earthling' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the golden age of humanity, the pilots of the Free Search Group journey widely around the universe. The main character, Max Kammerer, has crash-landed on the planet Sarraksh. Minutes later, his starship destroyed, our hero has become a prisoner on an alien world.

Thursday, August 30, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 9:06 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:

  • MotoGP '07 (Xbox 360)


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

'The Eye of Judgment' (PS3) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Eye of Judgment presents a new style of gameplay where collectable trading cards, embedded with a CyberCode, are placed in front of the PlayStation Eye for their respective creatures to come to life in 3D and battle on screen.

'Family Guy' TV Series Coming to Xbox Live

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Twentieth Century Fox Film and Microsoft announced that they are bringing animated comedy Family Guy to the Xbox Live download to own service this Sunday September 2, 2007.

Conspiracy Bringing RTL Games' Titles to North America

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Conspiracy Entertainment has entered into an exclusive publishing agreement to bring German based RTL Games' titles to the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

'Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom' (X360) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom will take the franchise in a new direction as developer BLUESIDE and series director Henry Lee plan to create a truly next-generation Action-RPG, departing from their well-known Action-RTS formula.

'Worms: A Space Oddity' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced Worms: A Space Oddity, the newest iteration of the humorous turn-based strategy game, marking the franchise debut on the Wii with a fresh visual style, new environmental settings, intuitive controls and even more customization options.

PS2 Preview - 'Jackass: The Game'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Based on the MTV crazy-stunts-gone-bad-on-purpose show Jackass, Empire Interactive's Jackass: The Game, developed by Sidhe Interactive, features minigames, story mode and all the raunchy, and craziness you come to expect from the TV show, with likeness/voices from the real cast.

'Art of Murder: FBI Confidential' - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Art of Murder: FBI Confidential, created by by the team who made Schizm, Sentinel and Reah, is a point & click adventure where the player takes on the role of an FBI agent, whose task is to solve a series of macabre murders of wealthy, well-to-do citizens.

Wii Review - 'Transformers: The Game'

by Rusty Bailey on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'EA Playground' (NDS/Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 1:29 a.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.

'NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams' (Wii) Getting Delayed?

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 1:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA's NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams is the long awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed NiGHTS franchise that gave gamers the freedom to fly in a world of dreams and imagination. At last week's Games Convention fansite NiGHTS Into Dreams claims to have gotten word from SEGA PR that NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams will miss its fall release date and be pushed back to Q1 2008.

'Gods and Heroes: Rome Rising' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 12:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Gods and Heroes you become a classic hero of the ancient world, born of immortal blood, pursuing your 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.

Superstition Studios Opens Its Doors

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment, currently working on Star Trek Online, has launched a new internal development studio. Superstition Studios is developing an unannounced game based on an established IP, and will focus on genre-themed MMORPG games with a built in fan base, IPs with a presence in multiple media outlets, and innovations that allow gamers to have a more permanent impact on their in-game environments and societies.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar' 7-day Free Trial Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 30, 2007 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine has launched the official 7-day free trial of The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. Beginning today, fans in North America, Australia and New Zealand can play the online game for free.