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Take Two's E3 2007 Lineup

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - Pre - E3 2007

2K Games' Line-up Includes:

BioShock (X360/PC)

BioShock is the "genetically enhanced" first person shooter that lets players do things never before possible in the genre - turn everything into a weapon, biologically modify your body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques.

Gamers enter the game as a cast-away in Rapture, an underwater Utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified "splicers" and deadly security systems, players have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating

Wii Preview - 'Boogie'

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 11th

Boogie

Genre: Rhythm/Karaoke
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Montreal
Release Date: August 7, 2007

Boogie is not the most technical rhythm/dance game on the market, nor is it likely to be the most comprehensive karaoke experience, but the most important negative statement we can make after spending time with the game is that it is not, by any means, hardcore. The learning curve is largely nonexistent, the visuals and concepts are notably non-threatening, and the soundtrack is comprised entirely of pop and R&B hits from the last several decades. In other words, the game is very, very mainstream.

Which is fine, but many

PS3/X360/PC Preview - ' Medal of Honor Airborne'

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 11th

Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA LA
Release Date: August 28, 2007

"Medal of Honor first came out in 1999, and pretty much since then, not just the Medal of Honor series, but all World War II first-person shooters have followed the Medal of Honor formula," started Chris Busse, producer on Medal of Honor: Airborne. "You know, a linear path, scripted events, the guys do the same thing… a very similar experience time and time again when you played through. We really wanted to break that formula. That was the biggest goal for us."

And with that, we're

Nintendo Reveals New Titles And Peripherals

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 11th

At its media briefing at the E3 Media & Business Summit, Nintendo announced multiple new games (Wii fit) and accessories (balance board, Wii Zapper) designed to reinforce that bridge and further demonstrate everyone is a gamer.

"Games like Wii Sports and the original Brain Age proved anyone can pick up a video game system and immediately have fun," says Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "We're building on that foundation with games and accessories appealing to our current fan base and drawing in even more new players."

New games and accessories not only demonstrate that Nintendo is not going to coast on

'Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 11th

'Hearts of Iron Anthology' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 11th

'Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties' - Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under E3 - E3 2007 - July 12th

“Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties” is the second expansion pack for the massively popular “Age of Empires III” from Ensemble Studios and Microsoft Game Studios, which has sold over 2.5 million copies to date. Engaging gamers of all ages and types in epic warfare in the Eastern world, “Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties” will lead Japanese, Chinese and Indian civilizations to expand their empires.

“Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties” is the latest installment in the award-winning “Age of Empires” franchise, developed collaboratively by Big Huge Games and Ensemble Studios for the Games for Windows platform.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) - Facts, Features & Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Microsoft Gamers' Day - Xbox 360 Spring 2008 Showcase

“Gears of War 2” picks up six months after the events of “Gears of War,” and thrusts players back into a deep and harrowing story of humankind’s epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. Players continue the story of Marcus Fenix, a reluctant war hero, as he leads Delta Squad on a series of perilous and adrenaline-pumping missions. “Gears of War 2” blends a best-in-class third-person shooter with unsurpassed high-definition visuals, all layered on top of an engaging story of survival, loss and retribution.

'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Microsoft Gamers' Day - Xbox 360 Spring 2008 Showcase

Get the Ninja Gaiden II [X360] Trailer off WP (60mb)

Ninja Gaiden 2 makes its long-awaited debut on Xbox 360 as the blockbuster action-packed sequel to Ninja Gaiden. Ninja Gaiden 2 features a new and improved game engine, developed from the ground up, exclusively for Microsoft and Xbox 360 by Team Ninja and legendary game developer Tomonobu Itagaki, creator of the famed Dead or Alive” franchise.

Guide Ryu Hayabusa on a mission to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race. Armed with an assortment of ninja weaponry, help Ryu to skillfully maneuver through a world

'Mass Effect' (PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 1, 2006 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Electronic Arts Gamers' Day - EA Spring Break 08

Get the Mass Effect [PC] Trailer off WP (50/45/60mb)

As the first human Specter – sworn defenders of galactic peace – your mission is to halt the advancing armies of a legendary agent gone rogue. But as you lead your elite team across hostile alien worlds, you will discover the true threat is far greater than anyone imagined.

Three hundred years ago the quarians created the geth, a species of rudimentary AIs, to serve as an efficient source of manual labor. But the geth rebelled against their quarian masters and drove them into exile. Now the quarians wander the