'Halo 3' (X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 6:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Rock Band' (PS3/X360) Updated Tracklist #5

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 6:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band allows you to perform music from the world’s biggest rock artists with your friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone peripherals, in addition to offering online connectivity. Rock Band track list expands with new songs from Soundgarden, KISS, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

'Blazing Angels: Secret Missions of WWII' (PS3/X360/PC) - 10 New Screens & Trail

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 6:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft's squadron-based flight combat game Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII shows World War II from a different perspective, that of an elite pilot who is part of a secret team.

Research Shows Review Scores Do Matter, Mature Titles Sell Best

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 6:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Entertainment Design and Research has released research data which measures to-date success of the latest generation of consoles, looks at the significance of online functionalities and other market factors such as the correlation between game review scores and retail success.

'NHL 08' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 6:21 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.

Take-Two's Q3 Financial Result Reveals Delays

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today, Take Two released its Q3 2007 financial results, and while net revenue was down ($206.4M, compared to $241.2M last year), mainly due to last year's GTA title, net loss was also down ($58.5M, compared to last year's $91.4M). The subsequent conference call revealed delays for L.A. Noire and Beaterator to Q1 2008 (not before November 2008). While Bioshock sold 1.5 million copies so far, All-Pro Football 2K8 disappointed.

'Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles' (Wii) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 3:53 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.

'Link's Crossbow Training' (Wii) Bundled With Wii Zapper

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As revealed earlier today, Nintendo confirmed that the Wii Zapper will come packed with Link's Crossbow Training to demonstration how it could be used in other games. The Wii Zapper casing houses both the motion-sensitive Wiimote and Nunchuk controllers in a single unit for precision targeting.

'Sonic Rivals 2' (PSP) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced that Sonic Rivals 2 is in development for the PSP, getting a revamped jostling system, new battle mode, and updated rivalry.

Take-Two Forms Casual Games Label 2K Play

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two announced the formation of casual gaming label 2K Play, and signs an expansive licensing agreement with Nickelodeon, including top-rated properties Nick Jr. preschool television hits, Dora the Explorer and Go, Diego, Go!

'Tony Hawk's Proving Ground' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time you will have the freedom to define your own character, story and style based on the choices you make, the paths you choose and the style of skating you use on the proving grounds from Philadelphia and Baltimore to Washington, D.C.

'Stranglehold' PC Demo Coming ... Someday

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A spiritual sequel to John Woo's action movie Hard Boiled, Stranglehold redefines the action gaming experience with its acrobatic gunplay, thrilling cinematography, frenetic combat and massive destructibility. Last week, it was revealed that a PS3 & PC demo were coming, and while the former was indeed released, the latter wasn't. The rumors that a bug-ridden demo might not get released turns out to be unfounded, as Midway PR confirmed that it still plans to release it, "hopefully in the next week or so."

'Sonic The Hedgehog 2' This Week's XBLA Title - Screens

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

With his new Super Spin Dash and Tails the Fox at his side, Sonic is back and better than ever in Sonic The Hedgehog 2! Defy gravity in hair-raising loop-de-loops, bounce like a pinball and race like lightning. Play against friends at home or against others over Xbox Live in this classic game. Available for download Wed., Sept. 12, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PDT).

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' (PS3/X360/PC) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ET: QW pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in this team-based online strategic shooter. As promised Activision & Splash Damage have released a multi/singleplayer demo, featuring the Valley map, as well as a standalone server file. ATi has released new WinXP/Vista drivers to improve the demo experience...

'Showdown: Scorpion' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 9:40 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.

Micro Forte Revealed as 'Kwari' Developer

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kwari is an FPS developed by Australian MMO specialist Micro Forté, 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.

'SEGA Rally Revo' (ALL) - 39 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 8:44 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.

Unreal Engine 3 Powered FPS 'End' (X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 8:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Faramix Enterprises announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Epic Games, Inc. for use of Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 technology in connection with the development of its next-gen first person shooter.

'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune' (PS3) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 7:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune brings players into a world ripe with realism and unexpected juxtapositions. A fallible hero akin to those depicted in pulp-adventure genre films, Nathan Drake brings a humanity and believability never seen before in video gaming, enabled entirely through technology advancements.

'Eco Creatures: Save the Forest' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 7:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deforestation, pollution, global warming and industrialization are just some of the many important themes in Majesco's new NDS exclusive real-time strategy Eco Creatures: Save the Forest.

Classic Amiga Titles Coming to PC

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 7:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

First the Commodore revival, and today Amiga announced that it is partnering with Vulcan Software and eGames to bring 15 Classic Amiga titles to market, including Final Odyssey, JetPilot, and TV Sports Boxing among others.

80 GB PS3 Price Drop, And New 40GB Model ?

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 7:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to online speculations, SCEA is expected to further drop the price of its recently released 80 GB PS3 SKU to $499 this holiday season, as well as possibly introducing another new 40GB model, for $399. Both models will come packaged with a Blu-Ray edition of the Spider-Man 3 movie. On top of that the PS2 is reportedly also getting a price reduction to just $99.

'Race Driver One' (PS3/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using an optimized version of the NEON engine with improved physics, visuals and car damage system. Race Driver One will include locations around Europe, Japan, and the US, mixing official circuit-based championships and urban street competitions.

Triple Classic Goodness Added to the Wii Shop Channel

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added yet another 3 classic games to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: NES Play Action Football, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, and Neutopia II.

'Eternity's Child' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alten8 has signed an agreement with Luc Bernard on the creation/publication of NDS & Wii versions of his fantasy adventure game Eternity's Child.

'Red Stone' Quest And Transformation System Details - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 4:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Stone, a Free2Play, episodic MMORPG, offers players a unique fantasy experience with a deep and compelling storyline set in a detailed and dangerous setting, where you need to seek to recover the lost shards of a powerful jewel in order to restore peace to the destroyed world.

NDS Review - 'Brothers In Arms DS'

by Tom Baker on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Brothers In Arms DS immerses you into the intensity of World War II through the stories of Sergeants Baker and Hartsock and their squad of paratroopers during the Normandy invasion.

'Asterix at the Olympic Games' (NDS/PS2/Wii/PC) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari signed a new deal with licensor Les Editions Albert Ren√© and film production company La Petite Reine to produce the video game of the forthcoming full length feature film ‘Asterix at the Olympic Games,’ blending live action elements from the film with high quality computer generated and video game animations.

Monday, September 10, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 3:53 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:

'Lucky Luke: Go West!' (NDS/Wii/PC) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari's Lucky Luke: Go West! is an action packed platform game based on the adventures of legendary animated cowboy Lucky Luke in the forthcoming full-length animated feature film ‘Go West!’.

New 'Zelda' Game Coming with Wii Zapper?

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At a GameStop manager meeting in Las Vegas, it was revealed that the Wii Zapper is going to make its debut later this year for $19,99. This by itself is not Earth-shattering, but it seems the device comes with a new Zelda title, Zelda Crossbow Training. It's not a completely new title in the franchise, but it seems Nintendo is including it as a mini-game to show off the Wii Zapper, using the Twilight Princess engine.

'NBA 2K8' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA 2K8 will elevate the game of basketball to new levels never experienced before for the next-gen 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.

Taito's TGS 2007 Lineup

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taito revealed its lineup for the Tokyo Game Show, where it will show off a multitude of titles such as Cooking Mama, Arkanoid DS Hijouguchi: Exit DS, Kage Densetsu, Space Invaders Extreme, and Pet Shop Monogatari DS.

'Albatross18 Season 3' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2007 @ 3:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Albatross18, a fantasy role playing golf game, is getting another expansion, Season 3 entitled Revolution, adding all new community features, a new 3D virtual lobby, a Personal Shop and plenty more...