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'Myst' (NDS) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 8:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Myst is an immersive experience that draws you in and won't let you go. You enter a unique setting, venturing alone to varied times and places, the worlds that compose Myst. There are no instructions, and you encounter no living beings but soon realize your actions may help individuals who are somehow trapped in a parallel dimension.

Various Game Trailers #1260

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 6:40 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:

  • Lost [PS3/X360/PC] - Producer Interview
  • Baroque [PS2/Wii] - Trailer #3
  • Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al‐Revis [PS2] - Trailer
  • WorldShift - Gameplay Trailer
  • Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball [X360] - Trailer #2

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

Wii Edition of 'Civilization Revolution' (NDS/PS3/X360) Put On Ice

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 6:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution offers players a chance to experience the epic empire-building world of Civilization in an all new accessible, visually immersive, and action-packed world specifically designed for the console and handheld gamer. While the NDS/PS3/X360 is scheduled for this spring, the Wii version would follow later this fall, which according to IGN has now put on hold.

'Dark Sector' (PS3/X360) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 4:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dark Sector is a new and original next-gen action-thriller, developed by Digital Extreme. It's a dark, gritty experience packed with fast action, incredible superpowers and an engaging story.

EA's Marvel Fighting Game Officially Canceled

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 3:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

At Comic-con 2007 EA Chicago, known for the Fight Night/Def Jam series, had revealed that it was developing a new superhero fighting game franchise using the Marvel license, but when the studio was shut down a few months later, EA said the status of the project was still being determined. Today the verdict came in: EA officially canceled the project, while terminating its license agreement with Marvel according to GameTap.

Unreal Engine 3-Powered 'Ultimate Team Play' Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 3:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultimate Team Play puts puts team members in a virtual Hilton Garden Inn hotel and in various scenarios, they will have to stop and decide what their best course of action will be to make sure they are able to fulfill a guest’s request and/or complete a specific job task within a limited time.

'Kingdom Under Fire II' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 3:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blueside announced that it will team up with Phantagram and co-develop a true sequel to Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders and Kingdom Under Fire: Heroes. Kingdom Under Fire II will be an MMOARTS and have a new story line, new characters/NPCs, and promises a shocking ending.

Xbox Live Madden Bowl Weekend Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 2:52 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Beginning Jan. 31, 2008, Madden 08 fans will have the opportunity to create their own Madden Bowl with friends, registering for a four-day Play & Win to win exclusive prize packages and the chance to play head to head against NFL athletes in a Game with Fame in preparation for Madden Bowl XIV, or

'Universe at War: Earth Assault' (X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 12:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA's Universe at War: Earth Assault, developed by Petroglyph, is a combat-intensive RTS game enlisting players in an epic struggle to prevent total alien domination of planet Earth.

'Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII' (PSP) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 12:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII takes fans on an exciting journey through the origin of the FFVII saga in an all-new action-packed experience, featuring inspiring visuals, full 16:9 widescreen presentation and an engaging battle system. Pre-order Crisis Core: FF VII and get a limited edition SHINRA UMD case at Amazon.com, EBGames, Game Crazy and GameStop.

'Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 12:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer takes place in a fantastical version of feudal Japan and stars a masterless samurai named Shiren who travels with a weasel named Koppa. Together they are on a quest to discover the mystical Land of the Golden Condor, said to be the home of the legendary city of gold known as El Dorado.

'Theatre of War' - v1.10.0.81 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Theatre of War is an RTS that depicts authentic battles of World War II between 1939-1945. Command hundreds of differen. This massive patch adds new multiplayer mission/maps/modes/browser, new playable campaigns (18 new missions), updated Line of Sight Spotting System, AI tweaks, full Map Editor with new Battle Generator program to make your own SP/MP missions and more.

'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A sequel to the original Xbox title, Ninja Gaiden 2 has players once again assuming the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they guide the ninja hero on a quest to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race.

Monday, January 28, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 10:16 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:

  • Pacific Storm: Allies (PC)

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

'Need for Speed ProStreet' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 9:54 a.m. PST | 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.

'Turok' (ALL) to Remove Team-Kill Achievement

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 9:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Turok is an epic, story-driven FPS set on a dark, mysterious planet in the near future. Take on the role of former Black Ops turned Special Forces commando Joseph Turok on a mission to take down a war criminal on a genetically altered planet. After some controversy Touchstone has decided to tone down the Grab Bag achievement (at least 1 creature, 1 enemy, 1 teammate, and yourself) and remove the Team-Kill part with a launch day patch.

'Rez HD' And 'Chessmaster Live' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Titles - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A brand new recreation of the cult-classic shooter by Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Rez HD launches on Xbox Live Arcade this week. In addition to, chess fans and newcomers alike will enjoy checkmating friends with Chessmaster Live on Xbox Live Arcade. Both games will be available on Wed., Jan. 30 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (1:00 a.m. PST).

'Madden NFL 08' (ALL) Roster Update Patch #3 Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 8:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Feel what it’s like to be a field general making key personnel decisions on both sides of the ball during the game’s biggest moments in Madden NFL 08. This third patch/roster includes the updated rosters as of December 2007.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 5:53 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.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Another Classic Title

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 5:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added yet another classic game to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following title: 1080° Snowboarding.

'Devil May Cry 4' (PS3/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 5:01 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.

'Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun ' - Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 4:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Evil Under the Sun famous detective Hercule Poirot is back in typical style, turning up at just the right time to begin an investigation into the murder of a famous actress during what should have been the start of a relaxing holiday.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 3:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set between the largely unexplored era between Ep III and Ep IV, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy.

'Namco Museum Remix' (Wii) & 'Namco Museum' (NDS) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 3:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring a graphical makeover, Namco Museum Remix includes five remixed Namco arcade games with new controls utilizing the Wiimote to whip, swing, twist and shake up the classics. In addition to the included legendary 8 titles, Namco Museum DS also features an updated version of fan favorite, Pac Man Vs. Never before available as a separate product

'Midnight Club: Los Angeles' (PS3/X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 2:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar Games announced the fourth installment in the franchise, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, which is being developed by series creator Rockstar San Diego. This brings the franchise to next-gen consoles for the first time.

PS3 Review - 'Burnout Paradise'

by Sanford May on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 2:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Buckle up and prepare to unleash automotive anarchy in the ultimate burner’s paradise. Burnout 5 gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground, with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse.

PSP Review - 'The Sims 2 Castaway'

by Tim McCullough on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 2:41 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The journey in The Sims 2 Castaway begins when your Sims are washed ashore on an uncharted tropical island, and must overcome the forces of nature, craft tools for survival, and explore their surroundings to unravel the island's mysteries.

'Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45' Gets New Game Types, New Vehicles, New Maps

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tripwire has released a free update pack for Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, created entirely by the community team MinionWorkz team. The pack includes new operable vehicles and working anti-guns for both sides, and updates the whole objective system for four new game types, two entirely new maps and updates to three earlier maps

'Until I'm Gone' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Until I'm Gone is a horror 3rd person adventure build on Faraway Studios' WinterMute Engine. Until I'm Gone features pre-rendered scenes and real-time 3D models of characters, similar to Microids' Syberia.

'Dominions 3: The Awakening' - v3.14 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 28, 2008 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dominions 3: The Awakening is a turn-based strategy game set in a world of epic struggle between men, monsters, and gods. This v3.14 patch includes a new nation, some new mod commands, and a witch's brew of bug obliteration.