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'Clive Barker's Jericho' (PS3/X360/PC) Demo Coming Wednesday

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Codemasters confirmed that the Jericho PC demo (1GB) will arrive Wednesday, which will of course be available on our fileserver network, while the X360/PS3 versions will appear Thursday.

'Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis' (Wii) Has No Multiplayer

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Feel the unmatched speed and intensity of the real-life sport with an authentic physics engine and intuitive gameplay that mimics the exhilarating experience found in international competition. The Wii edition will not include the Xbox 360 multiplayer portion, instead "focusing on making it the most advanced control system on the Wii." Say what?

'Halo 3' (X360) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 6:35 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. If you are not in line to pick up your copy yet, here's some screens to tide you over.

Various Game Trailers #1174

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 6:24 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:

  • EA Playground [NDS/Wii] - Trailer #2
  • Folklore [PS3] - Creatures Trailer
  • Dark Sector [PS3/X360] - TGS 07 Trailer
  • eXperience112 - Trailer #2
  • Clive Barker's Jericho [PS3/X360/PC] - Gameplay Trailer #2
  • Insecticide [PC] - Trailer #4


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

4.2M Copies of 'Halo 3' (X360) At Retail, 1.5M Pre-Ordered

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The epic saga continues with Halo 3, as 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. At midnight the floodgates open for the masses to get their copy, and Goldman Sachs analysts predict an estimated 4.2 million copies of Halo 3 are currently at retail outlets, 1.5 million of which are pre-ordered.

'Atari Classics Evolved' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 3:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari Classics Evolved features timeless games such as Asteroids, Asteroids Deluxe, Battlezone, Centipede, Lunar Lander, Millipede, Missile Command, Super Breakout, Tempest, Warlords and Pong. These titles, presented in both an original and an evolved version, will maintain the original gameplay while adding up-to-date graphics.

SCi/Eidos Stock Soars On Takeover Bidding War Rumor

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few weeks back SCi, Eidos' parent company, revealed that it was in preliminary talks with an interested party regarding a possible takeover, although it stressed that negotiations were very early. According to the TimesOnline, there could be more to it, as it claims not one, but three entities are looking into taking over the Lara Croft publisher: Ubisoft, Time Warner (who already owns 10%) and an unidentified Chinese company. The strong interest in the UK publisher/developer has sent its stock prices soaring 5%.

'EA Playground' (NDS/Wii) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 1:30 p.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.

Pre-Order 'The Orange Box' At GameStop, Get 10% Off And 'TF 2' Beta Access

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this month, people who pre-ordered The Orange Box through Steam received access to the Team Fortress 2 beta. Valve is now offering people who pre-order the game through GameStop (before Oct. 10th) a 10% discount off the regular price and access to the beta version of Team Fortress 2.

Three More Xbox Live Arcade Titles Go on Sale

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starting this Xbox LIVE Arcade Wednesday and continuing for a week, Microsoft is knocking down the price on Bankshot Billiards 2, Frogger and Hardwood Spades. Also coming this Wednesday is the second add-on pack for Bomberman Live, Bomb-Up Pack 2, for 250 points.

'Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire' (Wii) Boss Reveals #2 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire is a 3rd person action-adventure game where players unleash the supernatural powers of a magical dragon, creating a unique and visually stunning weapon through their sword and arms.

'Fire Emblem: The Goddess of Dawn' (Wii) Now 'Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn'

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 11:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Fire Emblem franchise makes its Wii debut with Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy setting, supporting the Wimote, as well as the traditional controller.

'Tabula Rasa' Spy and Sniper Classes Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Ageod's American Civil War' - v1.07 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

AGEOD's American Civil War enjoys a very intuitive interface and is easy to learn. Compared to its predecessor, Birth of America, it features many additions such as new economic and political features, player control of troop recruitment, full chain of command from armies to brigades and much more.

'Dead Space' (PS3/X360) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space, developed by EA's Redwood Shores Studio, gamers will step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that promises to deliver the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action.

'Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games' (NDS/Wii) Character Spotlight #1 - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games players will compete in events (100m track, table tennis, swimming etc.) that take place in environments based on the official venues of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games against a supporting cast of characters from the worlds of both Mario and Sonic, including Luigi, Knuckles, Yoshi, Tails and more.

'Odessa Twins' (ALL) Using Trinigy's Vision Engine

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German Twintime software revealed it is working on a new action-adventure title Odessa Twins, featuring innovative interfaces and an extraordinary plot, promising to offer an unforgettable game-play experience.

'Project O' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvelous' Project O is a new RPG/RTS titled developed by the creators of Harvest Moon, FFXII, Dragon Quest VIII etc. Set in a medieval fantasy world, the game has you play as a young boy called Corobo Bred, who after finding a magical crown in the forest becomes king of his village. It is your task to complete quests, level up, and grow your kingdom, but you can also assign specific tasks to your villagers.

Sidhe Interactive Selects Gamebryo for Wii Titles and Multi-Platform Development

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emergent Game Technologies announced that Sidhe Interactive, currently developing Jackass The Game, has chosen Gamebryo game engine as its preferred middleware solution for Wii titles and multi-platform games in development.

'R-Type Tactics' (PSP) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With R-Type Tactics developer Irem is deviating from the usual shoot 'em up genre into the tactical/RPG genre, giving fans of the franchise a chance to see all the units and enemies up close and personal, in 3D, while also adding 2 player versus mode.

'NBA 2K8' (ALL) Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 8:42 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.

'World of Mixed Martial Arts' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grey Dog Software's World of Mixed Martial Arts, developed by Wrestling Spirit's Adam Ryland, is the company's first entry in the growing world of mixed martial arts fighting.

Trio of Classic Titles Added to the Wii Shop Channel

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 8:28 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 : Kirby’s Avalanche, Streets of Rage 3, and Legend of Hero Tonma.

'Smarty Pants' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts' first Wii trivia game Smarty Pants will combine age-targeted trivia with action-based gestures, making it a truly trans-generational game for the Wii.

'Saints Row 2' (PS3/X360) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 3:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced Saints Row 2, which uses Volition's proprietary open-world engine. Saints Row 2 will offer vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, all new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer.

Monday, September 24, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 3:23 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:

'Beautiful Katamari' (X360) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 2:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience the new high-def., next-gen sights and sounds of Beautiful Katamari as the Prince takes on a new high-rolling adventure, with his famous cousins in tow, to save the Katamari universe once again after the King of All Cosmos has a very un-royal and unfortunate accident.

Sports Interactive and OOTP Developments Part Ways

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sports management developer Sports Interactive and German-based OOTP Developments have announced that they are to go their separate ways, with immediate effect.

Wii Review - 'Carnival Games'

by Sanford May on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Carnival Games is designed for up to four players and features over 25 of the most popular games seen in midways and boardwalks throughout the world, including Clown Splash, Milk Can Toss, Nerves of Steel, Lucky Cups, Hoops, Day at the Races and the crowd-favorite Dunk Tank.

'Unreal Tournament 3' (PS3/X360/PC) Collector's Edition Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameStop is offering a Collector's Edition for Epic's sci-fi FPS Unreal Tournament 3, which comes packaged in a tin box, includes an art book and a bonus DVD with Unreal Engine 3 Toolkit Video Tutorials, History Of and Behind the Scenes of UT3 footage. As a bonus, GameStop is throwing in a free female IronGuard in-game character.

'The Operational Art of War III' - v3.2.29.27 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 24, 2007 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Operational Art Of War series allows you to play and create any battle from the entire 20th Century of warfare and up to the modern day, with reasonable accuracy back as far as the 1850s. This patch brings dozens of changes and improvements.