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'Dark Sector' (PS3/X360) Gets Banned Down Under

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 8:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dark Sector is a new and original next-gen action-thriller. It's a dark, gritty experience packed with fast action, incredible superpowers and an engaging story. Australia's Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) is at it again, as it has slapped D3P's Dark Sector with an RC (refused classification) due to excessive violence, in particular the finishing moves, making it illegal to be sold. Local distributor AFA Interactive is exploring options.

'Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution' (NDS/PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 8:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Civilization Revolution will deliver revolutionary features like real-time interaction between leaders, multi-player capabilities and integrated video and voice chat, which completely transports the Civilization series to a level of gameplay that fans have never experienced before.

Various Game Trailers #1273

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 7:57 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:

  • Race Driver: GRID [NDS/PS3/X360/PC] - Cinematic Trailer
  • Viking: Battle For Asgard [PS3/X360] - Dev Diary Trailer #1
  • Facebreaker [Wii/PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • Turning Point: Fall of Liberty [PS3/X360/PC] - The Guns Trailer
  • Perry Rhodan - Trailer #2 [German]


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

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' - v1.05 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 5:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GRAW is a tactical squad based shooter featuring changing climate, improved AI, an advanced Cross-Com system, air strikes from jet fighters, new weapons and a new soldier class, the Medic. As promised, Ubisoft has released the v1.05 patch, adding 2 new weapons, fixes and 5 updated singleplayer maps for multiplayer purposes.

'Dilemma 2' - 27 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 5:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dilemma 2 is a point & click sci-fi cyberpunk adventure game in development at 4reign Studios. You are an astronaut in orbit around Mars, but when you awaken you have no recollection of who and where you are. When you manage to land your capsule you realize the Mars colony is abandoned. You investigate, but soon find out that in order to save your future, you need to remember your past...

Free 'Team Fortress 2' Update Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 3:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Team Fortress 2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, a signature art style, persistent player statistics, etc... Tomorrow Valve will release a free update that includes global network optimizations, updated graphics and player statistics, improvements to Source TV for tournament viewing, enhanced performance and gameplay for three existing maps, as well as a new Badlands map.

'Warriors Orochi' (ALL) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 3:45 p.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.

'RACE 07' - v1.0.0.9 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 2:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SimBin's RACE 07 racing title sequel comes loaded with new features and game modes, more than 300 cars in 9 different car classes and circuits from all over the world, several of them being city racetracks never before featured in a racing game.

NaturalMotion's Animation Engine Gets Integrated into Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 1:35 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NaturalMotion announced that its graphically authorable animation engine morpheme is being integrated into Epic's Unreal Engine 3, making the technology immediately available to any publishers or developers licensing UE3.

'Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer' (NDS) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 1:30 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.

Sony Online Adding Valentine's Events to its MMOs

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 1:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Online Entertainment is showing its love for the players this week by hosting a variety of in-game events themed around Valentine’s Day in EverQuest II, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, EverQuest Online Adventures and even Planetside. Read more for details...

Devroot Studio Licenses Unreal Engine 3 for MMORPG 'BK Project'

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 11:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Korean based Devroot Studio, known for MMORPG Shaiya: Light and Darkness, announced that it has licensed Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3 from for an unannounced title, codenamed BK Project.

'Bully: Scholarship Edition' (Wii/X360) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bully: Scholarship Edition tells the story of 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he experiences the highs and lows of adjusting to a new school. Eight new missions, four new school classes (biology, music, math and geography), new unlockable items and clothing, new two-player off-line minigames, new awards and Achievements.

'GripShift' (X360) Gets Turbo Expansion Pack

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 10:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sidhe Interactive has released the Turbo Expansion Pack for GripShift on Xbox Live Arcade, adding all-new single-player and multiplayer modes, eight new Race Tracks, eight new Deathmatch Arenas, and eighteen brand new music tracks.

'R-Type Command' (PSP) Coming to North America - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 9:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced R-Type Command, known in Japan as R-Type Tactics, a deviation 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.

'Sam & Max 203: Night of the Raving Dead' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 9:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Droves of undead are converging in the streets. Now Sam & Max must confront their leader – a Eurotrash vampire with a style all his own. Are the Freelance Police cool enough to outsmart this emo before his flesh-eating army usurps the western world?

'War Leaders: Clash of Nations' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War Leaders: Clash of Nations will expand upon the RTS genre by placing gamers in the roles of the major leaders of WWII, including Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. Political, diplomatic and economic decision making will be key to success, while sound tactical strategies will ensure victory on the battlefield.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' (X360) Patch Coming Soon

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

CoD 4: Modern Warfare is a new action-thriller that will arm gamers with the most advanced and powerful arsenal of modern day firepower to fight a new war in the world’s most treacherous hotspots. Infinity Ward revealed that the new feature patch for the X360 edition of Call of Duty 4 is done and been sent to Microsoft for Certification.

'Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit' (PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit is Namco Bandai's next title in the DBZ franchise. Burst Limit will be similar to the DBZ: Budokai Tenkaichi series (published by Atari in Europe and North America) and have online multiplayer, be cut-scene driven and support 16/9.

Atari Financial Results Bleak, But New Titles Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While EA revealed an impressive list of titles in development for fiscal 2009 and beyond, Atari's financial statement was less impressive. While revenues are down and loss increased (mainly due to restructuring cost) compared to last year, it did, however, reveal some new titles as well. A new Neverwinter Nights 2 expansion is planned, as well as a mysterious multiplatform title, Airborne Rangers (PS3, X360,PC), and new casual titles like Panoramix Brain Trainer (NDS), Lucky Luke: Dalton (NDS), Hogs of War 2 (NDS/PS2/Wii/PC), Asterix at the Olympic Games (X360) and My Horse & Me 2 (NDS/PS2/Wii/X360/PC).

'The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return' (Wii) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 7:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In The House of the Dead you will defy the undead with shotgun (Wii Zapper compatible) in hand as you explore a post-apocalyptic wasteland of unrelenting terror featuring beautifully rendered gore, six game modes (Time Attack, Arcade, etc.), co-op, and a wide variety of branching paths.

'Loki' - v1.0.8.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 7:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A fantasy voyage through the great mythologies, Loki, an action/RPG, allows you to take on the role of one of the 4 heroes of the game, each drawn from a different mythology. This v1.0.8.2 patch, works for all versions of the game, although no details are available at this point.

'Spore' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 5:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race, becoming a global civilization and choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade, be nice or play rough!

'World in Conflict' - v1.006 Patch/Server/Toolkit Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 4:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World in Conflict is an RTS that delivers action and coordinated team play amidst a showdown between the Soviet Union and the US. This v1.006 patch fixes balancing issues, additions to the various communications tools in the game, adds new features, including enhanced server filters, improved “Play Now” functions and measures against clan smurfing.

'Blood Bowl' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 4:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blood Bowl, based on Games Workshop's board game, is a "game" of American football played by the insane warriors of the fantasy Warhammer universe, allowing you to create and manage teams that will take part in epic battles where fair-play is for sissies.

'Jack Keane' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jack Keane is a classical adventure game with their rich story-telling and fun gameplay. As the player you guide hero Jack Keane as he faces some of his toughest challenges yet. This demo includes the first four levels.

'Takeda 3' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 4:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Takeda 3 is a game of epic Samurai action, set in 16th century feudal Japan, putting the player in the role of Daimyo, a feudal lord fighting for the title of Shogun, supreme military commander. You are in command of one of 25 clans in historical Japan, your mission is to recapture all of Japan’s provinces and remake history.

'Death Jr. 2: Root of Evil' (PSP/NDS) Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 4:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Teaming up for even more firepower, DJ and Pandora will take on a variety of possessed enemies as they progress through an adventure that seamlessly blends smooth platforming, intense combat, complex enemy AI and a unique sense of humor. Eidos is bringing Death Jr. 2 to the Wii with 480p support, Dolby Pro-Logic II sound, split screen co-op, voiceovers, improved textures and more.

'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 4:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alone in the Dark returns with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through combining the use of real-time physics and environmental interaction to deliver an exhilarating action-orientated experience within a highly detailed, open environment.

PS2 Review - 'Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law'

by Tim McDonald on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law is a fully animated interactive adventure, allowing players will step into the shiny wingtips of Harvey Birdman, a third-rate superhero turned third-rate defense attorney charged with exonerating parodied classic cartoon characters.

SCEA Reveals Three New 'Buzz!' (PSP/PS2) Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 3:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) announced the expansion of its PlayStation social gaming catalog with the addition of three new games to the Buzz! franchise, Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz and Buzz! Jr. RoboJam exclusively for the PS2, and the previously revealed Buzz! for PSP.

'Officers' Adds Multiplayer Mode - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 3:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The non-linear plot of Officers preserves the established facts of the origins of WWII and allows gamers to lead any of three sides to victory: USSR, Germany and Allies (GB and USA). The game recreates the real structures of all participants' armies, using the real arsenal, equipment and military techniques.

Silicon Knights And Digital Extremes Get Funding For New Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 3:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Canadian government agency Ontario Media Development Corporation is allocating $1 million to two Canadian based game developers to fund prototypes for upcoming titles. Silicon Knights, currently working on Too Human, plans a third-person action/psychological thriller for 2010, while Digital Extremes, currently working on Dark Sector, will use their part for a "third-person action game with an old school horror theme" on the PS3/X360/PC (thanks Firingsquad).

hell-tech Signs '9th Company: Roots of Terror'

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 3:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ND Games announces 9th Company: Roots of Terror, a new action-oriented RTS developed by Lesta Studios, creators of Pacific Storm, using their brand-new proprietary engine. hell-tech has signed Lesta Studios' RTS for various European/Eastern countries.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 1:14 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:

NDS Review - 'Chronos Twin'

by R3X on Feb. 13, 2008 @ 12:45 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Playing with the concept of time travel, Chronos Twin sees the player in the driver's seat as Nec, the last best hope for his planet, not only battle to save his world but also to avenge the death of his brother.