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'Crysis' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 7:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crysis shooter fans will face a new kind of challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of an alien invasion.

Various Game Trailers #1176

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 7:45 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:

  • Everlight: Power to the Elves! - Trailer #2 [German]
  • The Eye of Judgment [PS3] - Tutorial Trailer


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

Nintendo's PR Head Calls It Quits

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 7:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After Nintendo's Senior Vice President George Harrison recently announced his departure, Senior Director of Corporate Communications Beth Llewelyn also put in her resignation and decided to "take some time off to be a full-time mom for a bit," after 12 years of service. A little while back, Nintendo decided to shut down its Redmond, Wa., offices, sell its property and set up shop in San Francisco and New York instead.

'Unreal Tournament 3' (PS3/X360/PC) No Cross-Platform Multiplayer

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 7:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In UT3 you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled either by human contestants online or by A.I. These contests are fought with the most powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles. During a community chat Epic VP Mark Rein revealed that there will be no PS3-PC cross-platform multiplayer at launch (and even a slim chance of it ever happening) due to the difficulty of making game code 100% compatible between the systems.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' (PS3/X360/PC) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop, two superpower alliances emerge. Join the battle on the frontlines of tomorrow as the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance.

'Fury' Challenge Starts This Weekend - Beta Client Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 5:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Auran Games' prize pool for “Fury Challenge” has now officially topped $2 million dollars. The Open Beta event for its Player versus Player MMO has been extended to Oct. 7, with the first competition weekend kicking off Sept 28-30 and a rematch Oct 5-7.

'Soulcalibur Legends' (Wii) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 3:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The weapon-based fighting game franchise has been reinvented as Namco Bandai announced Soulcalibur Legends exclusively for the Wii, fully immersing players in a 3rd person action adventure that takes a unique approach to the series by truly utilizing the Wii Remote and Nunchuk.

'Halo 3' (X360) Sells $170M in 24 Hours

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that its Xbox 360 exclusive game "Halo 3" has officially become the biggest entertainment launch in history, garnering an estimated $170 million in sales in the United States alone in the first 24 hours, beating previous records set by blockbuster theatrical releases like "Spider-man 3" and novels such as "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."

'Sam & Max Ep. 201: Ice Station Santa' Game Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 1:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ice Station Santa puts a whole new spin on the season of giving, peace, and joy. With Christmas presents on the attack and carols of gunshots drowning out the bells, Sam & Max must storm the North Pole to bring down a less-than-jolly foe.

'Need for Speed ProStreet' (ALL) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Kane & Lynch: Dead Men' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kane & Lynch: Dead Men is a violent and chaotic journey of two men -- a flawed mercenary and a medicated psychopath -- and their brutal attitude towards right and wrong. This volatile partnership combined with innovative technologies allow for an unparalleled gaming experience. Eidos plans to released Kane & Lynch on Nov. 20, the same day as Rock Band, Mass Effect and a slew of other titles ...

'Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction' (PS3) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction draws players into a vast, new galaxy more vibrant, diverse and interactive than ever before. With bustling cities, gigantic enemies and giant boss battles, Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction delivers a sophisticated, yet humorous adventure.

The Adventure Company Signs 'The Hardy Boys' License

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD and The Adventure Company announce that they have entered into a partnership with Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing to develop a series of interactive games based on the works of the world’s most popular boy detectives The Hardy Boys.

'Clive Barker's Jericho' (PS3/X360/PC) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 9:06 a.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. This demo lets you play as three of the seven Jericho squad members through the sewers of Al Khali.

'Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games' (NDS/Wii) Event Details - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 9:00 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.

'Sinking Island' (NDS/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 8:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sinking Island is a dark detective adventure story set on a tropical paradise. At a millionaire's hotel a crime is committed, and while the island seems to be sinking for unknown reasons, you, as detective Jack Norm, have to find out who did it.

Activision Acquires 'Project Gotham Racing' Developer Bizarre Creations

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced that it has acquired U.K.-based video game developer Bizarre Creations, known for the Project Gotham Racing franchise, a $1.4 billion market that is the fourth most popular video game genre and represents more than 10% of the total video game market worldwide.

'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' (PS3) Demo in the Works

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 7:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MGS4: Guns of the Patriots is set in a war-torn future where huge conglomerates, including those in the Middle East and South America, fight for supremacy using armies of hand-picked mercenaries. In his latest podcast Kojima Productions revealed that starting today it is developing the English Metal Gear Solid 4 : Guns of the Patriots demo, although no time frame for its release was mentioned.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 7:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is Nintendo's latest incarnation in the popular Super Smash Bros. series of titles featuring all new characters ranging from Kirby and Wario to Samus, and even Metal Gear Solid's Snake.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed a little while ago, THQ officially announced the next standalone chapter in Relic's RTS franchise, WH 40K: Dawn of War - Soulstorm. Featuring an extensive interplanetary campaign spanning an entire star system in the WK40K universe, Soulstorm introduces two all-new factions for an unprecedented total of nine playable races.

PC Review - 'Destination: Treasure Island'

by Chris Lawton on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Destination: Treasure Island is an all-new adventure from Kheops Studios, freely inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, but situated four years after its conclusion.

'Half-Life 2: Episode Two' (PS3/X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 5:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Half-Life 2: Ep. Two, armed with new weaponry and vehicles, Dr. Gordon Freeman must race through a countryside riddled with an increasingly fierce Combine threat. Half-Life 2: The Orange Box also includes Team Fortress 2 as a multiplayer addition, and physics-focused Portal.

The Games Company Forms Casual Label Green Kangaroo

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 5:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Games Company has established a new label named Green Kangaroo, focusing on releasing decent casual and kidsยด games, with its first title being TELL: the Game of the Movie, a point-&-click adventure scheduled for Nov. 2nd, 2007.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 5:44 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:

'Final Fantasy Tactics: The War Of The Lions' (PSP) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FF Tactics: The War Of The Lions is an epic combat adventure set in the Final Fantasy universe. Re-enter the world of Ivalice and experience a land of imaginative artistic design that provides a sumptuous backdrop to a politically charged tale, where two young men endeavor to reshape the course of history.

PS3 Review - 'Lair'

by Jeremy Wood on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Forever Blue' (Wii) Coming to Europe as 'Endless Ocean'

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 5:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arika's Endless Ocean is a Wii exclusive title exploring the life under the ocean, allowing you to take photos, catalogue species you encountered, play a tour guide, or discover hidden treasures. Forever Blue also features multiplayer so you can dive in with a friend...

'White Gold: War in Paradise' Adjusts Color Scheme - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 5:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An FPS with a handful of RPG elements thrown in for a good measure, White Gold: War in Paradise offers a rich scenario in addition to the non-stop action, exploring the shadowy background of modern low intensity conflicts, where the newest weapons often do battle with the antics of witchdoctors.

NCsoft Europe Expanding Its Brighton Studio With 100 New Employees

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2007 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft Europe announced that it is planning to expand its Brighton base and create over 100 new high skilled jobs following a major investment from the South East England Development Agency.