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'Unreal Tournament 3' - Beta Patch #2 Details

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 4:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In UT3, you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled by human contestants online or by AI, fought with the most powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles. Epic has released an updated fix list for the upcoming second patch (thanks BeyondUnreal).

Various Game Trailers #1258

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 4:25 p.m. PST | 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:

  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl [Wii] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Dragon Quest Swords [Wii] - Trailer #3
  • C&C 3: Kane's Wrath [X360/PC] - Kane's Alive Trailer
  • Twisted Metal: Head-On - Extra Twisted Edition [PS2] - Trailer #2
  • Patapon [PSP] - JAP TV Trailer

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

'7.62 mm' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 4:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

7.62 mm is a tactical action game, sequel to Brigade E5, similar to such classic titles as Jagged Alliance, X-Com, and Silent Storm. As a professional mercenary you seek a Russian "businessman," who stole a lot of money from his "colleagues," then hid in a small country of Latin America to avoid inevitable punishment there.

PlayStation Store Updated With Demos, DLCs and Downloadable Games

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 2:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with PixelJunk Monsters ($7.99 for a limited time), a free Folklore addon (winner of the Create-a-Creature contest), three Oasis songs for Rock Band ($1.99/song, $5.49/pack), Stranglehold map mack (10 multiplayer maps, 21 skins, $14.99). In addition to the Devil May Cry 4 and The Club demos there is also the PSOne classic Jet Moto 2 for PS3/PSP. If there's nothing you fancy, check out the fresh load of trailers and movie clips to watch.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Standalone Instruments Coming Mid-February

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 2:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA, Harmonix and MTV Games announced that individual instrument peripherals for Rock Band will start shipping to U.S. store shelves beginning on February 12th.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky' Downloadable Exclusively on Steam - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 1:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is the official prequel to THQ's survival FPS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, bringing the players one year prior to the events of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game in 2011. Valve has signed a worldwide digital download exclusivity agreement with GCS Game World.

505 Games Signs 'NecroVisioN' For Its 1C Label

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 1:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NecrovisioN is a first person shooter which immerses gamers in the claustrophobic trenches and bunkers of the First World War. Reminiscent of a Lovecraft horror, NecroVisioN seamlessly mixes the harrowing battlefields with a nightmarish demon and vampire underworld, unleashing a truly visceral experience.

'The Zombie Crisis' (NDS) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 1:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Currently only scheduled for release in Japan later this month, D3 Publisher's The Zombie Crisis is the latest installment in its Simple DS series. A survival horror game, The Zombie Crisis has you fend off all kinds of gory zombies who would do nothing rather than feast on your brain with dual pistols, swords, machine guns and the good old shotgun.

Video Game Industry Reaches $18.85 Billion in 2007

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 11:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NPD Group announced that video game software sales in 2007 reached a new record of $9.5 billion, a 28% increase compared to last year. Console games amounted to $6.6 billion, PC titles $910.7 million and handhelds a record $2.0 billion.

'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock' (ALL) Gets Classic Rock Pack

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 11:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has rolled out a Classic Rock Track Pack (550 Microsoft Points) which includes "Peace of Mind" as performed by Boston, "Juke Box Hero" as performed by Foreigner, and "Any Way you Want it" as performed by Journey.

'The Settlers: Rise Of An Empire - Empire of the East' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 10:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Already hinted at in yesterday financial report, Ubisoft announced the first expansion for The Settlers: Rise Of An Empire, adding a new campaign with 8 missions, a new climate zone (India), a new profession (geologist), a new hero (Princess Saraya), weather influence, as well as new buildings, ornaments, and more.

'SunAge' Goes Gold in North America

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SunAge is a futuristic RTS where the player can experience 3 different races with each there arsenal of units, buildings and upgrades, taking place across 2 different worlds. Released in Europe late 2007, Lighthouse announced SunAge went gold and will ship next week.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | 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:

'Disciples III: Renaissance' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 8:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Advances in gameplay and the addition of new elements will make Disciples III richer and more interesting. The visual design follows the original ominous and gloomy style of the Disciples world, but now the entire game environment and every individual unit is in full 3D.

'Alarm for Cobra 11: Crash Time' Coming to X360

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 8:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Daring stunts, spectacular crashes, thrilling criminal cases: All fans of the racing genre will easily fall in love with the newest game originating from the original RTL TV-Show "Alarm for Cobra 11."

'Tarr Chronicles: Sign of Pride' Revealed - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 8:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tarr Chronicles: Sign of Pride, developed by Quazar Studio, is a prequel to Akella's Tarr Chronicles: Sign of Ghosts and is set a hundred years prior to the original, introduces a new race, new control modes (Stealth & Berserk), and ability to not only construct new ships, but also new weapons.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Dynasty Warriors 6'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 6:15 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Dynasty Warriors 6 will deliver the massive scale and realistic atmosphere that players have come to expect from the series, but will redefine the Dynasty Warriors' Tactical Action experience, featuring completely re-imagined character designs and weapons, yet maintaining familiar characterizations that are accurate to culturally significant depictions.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) Gets Official Release Date!

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 5:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV. While details on the game are still slim, we now know that the franchise returns to New York situated around the mysterious protagonist Nikolai.

'Lost Empire: Immortals' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 5:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's 4X strategy game Lost Empire: Immortals is set in space featuring six playable races, each with their own compelling storyline who battle for domination of a vast empire.

'Ankh: Heart Of Osiris' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 5:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Heart Of Osiris is a standalone expansion pack to last years point & click adventure Ankh, situated in the same environment as the original but now lets you play the game from a different perspective and character, the Pharaoh himself. This v1.02 patch fixes various Windows Vista issues.

Paradox Signs 'Mount & Blade' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 4:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced that is has signed Mount & Blade, a single-player, third- or first-person action/role-playing game with a focus on medieval combat. A new beta demo is also available...

'Europa Universalis III: Napoleon's Ambition' - v2.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Napoleon's Ambition is an expansion for Paradox Interactive's strategy title Europa Universalis III, taking the game all the way into the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era.

'SimCity DS 2' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 4:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In SimCity DS 2, based on Sim City 3000, you will be in charge of evolving your city through 8 periods of time, from the stone ages, until modern times, visiting locations like Paris, or ancient Japan.

'Avencast: Rise of the Mage' Demo Competition - v1.09 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 4:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Avencast: Rise of the Mage is an action RPG that mixes the dynamics of an action game with strong adventure elements creating an enthralling and unique gaming experience. Lighthouse is currently running a demo competition, looking for the player with the best battle skills, aka the most fame points.

'Warriors Orochi' (ALL) Also Coming to PC - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors will finally meet this fall in an unforgettable crossover event. In Warriors Orochi, the characters from both franchises must team up to wage war against a new, powerful force.

505 Games Brings 'Cryostasis' to Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 3:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Action Forms' Cryostasis is a first person horror/action game where you play a meteorologist caught inside the "North Wind," an old nuclear ice-breaker, frozen in the ice many years ago. This steel beast once fought for its country, but it fell into an ice trap as did every living thing onboard.

Wii Review - 'Godzilla: Unleashed'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 3:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Godzilla: Unleashed is a fighting game on a gigantic scale — players are thrust into a world in which monsters are larger than life and the mother of all giants reigns. Players must battle with the legendary Godzilla and a slew of the most renowned monsters in a challenge to ultimately save the planet from mayhem and complete annihilation.

'Devil May Cry 4' (PS3/X360/PC) Demo On Xbox Live

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 3:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Devil May Cry 4 is the fourth installment in Capcom's series starring Dante, the gunslinging demon hunter. DMC4 will introduce a new hero, Nero, who possesses a demonic arm that can pull in enemies or use them as projectiles. A s promised Capcom has released a DMC 4 demo on XBL featuring various sections of the game, ending in a boss fight with the fiendish Berial.

'Secret Files 2' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 12:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Secret Files 2 is a point-and-click adventure game based on mysterious phenomena around the world. As a follow-up to Secret Files: Tunguska, the sequel takes on a different mystery in a totally different location ....

'John Tiller's Battleground Civil War' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 24, 2008 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In John Tiller's Battleground Civil War is a turn-based strategy game where gamers can refight famous battles like Shiloh, Antietam, Bull Run, and Gettysburg with fantastic realism and an intuitive interface. This update fixes an issue where a few Bull Run and Antietam scenarios were not showing up in the scenario selection window.