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June 2021


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'Lost Planet: Extreme Condition' (X360) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 11:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lost Planet is a sci-fi action shooter set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet, humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man, the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings that have invaded.

'Kingdom Elemental' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 6:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kingdom Elemental is an action game featuring ten unique heroes, including pirates, monks and druids, dozens of unique monsters, as well as various spells and a narrated tutorial. This demo lets you try out part of the game...

March Madness 07' (PS2/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 6:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NCAA March Madness returns for the 2007 season, offering custom playbooks for each team, an enhanced Dynasty Mode, and other new features.

No Rating For 'Crackdown' (X360) In Germany

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 2:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Reminiscent of the Gears of War debacle, Germany's ESRB equivalent USK (Unterhaltungssoftware Selbskontrolle) has refused to give Microsoft's GTA-like Crackdown game an age rating (same goes for Eidos' Reservoir Dogs). This results in Real Time Worlds' open ended action to not be publicly sold or advertised, not sold to minors and can only happen in person, no online ordering. Germany's USK has strict rules on violence in games, especially in light of the recent fatal high school shooting.

'Virtua Fighter 5' (PS3/X360) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 2:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Virtua Fighter 5 raises the bar for console fighting games including all the features fans know and love plus enhanced gameplay mechanics, additional characters and new fighting styles, as well as newly redesigned 3D environments.

Valve Overhauling Steam Service

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 12:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve announced that it is overhauling its Steam digital delivery service next week, adding new features such as Guest Passes, Background Client Updating, and a completely updated user interface, and more.

'Gundam Musou' (PS3) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 12:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai Games and KOEI are teaming up to create Gundam Musou, a fusing of Namco Bandai's Gundam mech franchise and KOIE's Dynasty Warriors grand strategy titles. Developed by Omega Force, Gundam Musou is currently only scheduled for Japan in spring 2007.

ShowTime Launches Broadband Games Service

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 12:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In a move to play a dominant role in the enormous growth of the online game industry, Showtime Networks and Broadband Libraries today announced the formation of a joint venture, On Broadband Networks, offering a GameTap-like service of downloadable games and content.

'Motorstorm' (PS3) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MotorStorm delivers brutal off-road racing, plunging players into a stunningly realistic - but frenzied and chaotic - environment awash with grit, mud and petrol, in a game that leaves the standard rules of racing in the dust. These new screens reveal night cycle and multiplayer mode with up to 15 players ...

'GamePro Expo' Officially Named 'Entertainment for All Expo'

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 10:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

IDG World Expo announced the official name of its newest event: Entertainment for All Expo (E for All Expo), scheduled for Oct. 18-20, 2007, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. A naming contest to replace the original GamePro Expo attracted 3000 submissions with the winning entry proposed by California resident Dante Padre.

Stormfront Studios Working on Yet Another Movie License

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In its 18 years of existence Stormfront Studios has developed over 40 titles, several based on motion pictures, most recently Lord of the Rings and Eragon adaptations. Similar to the movie, Eragon was a meager success but apparently that is not stopping Stormfront as it is currently working on yet another action-adventure game based on high profile license that will appear as a major motion picture in 2008. The yet unnamed/unannounced title is planned for Xbox 360 and Wii platforms.

'M.A.C.H.' (PSP) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 10:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed a while ago, Vivendi officially announced the PSP's first flight combat/racing game, M.A.C.H. (Modified Air Combat Heroes). Gamers will become outlaw pilots as they compete in deadly aerial contests of skill, speed and weaponry in this sky-high race to own the air.

Xbox 360 - The Second Coming ?

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 9:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rumors have been flying for quite a while that Microsoft might be working on an updated Xbox 360, and Engadget claims to have the first photo of the Zephyr project, a second X360. While there if no official announcement, or confirmation, the new version seems to sport an HDMI port for dedicated 1080p support. The article goes on to say that it will feature the previously revealed 65nm chip (quieter, cooler, smaller) and will come with a 120gig hd for all those HD movies. No specific prices, release date, or what the upgrade program might be for those first 9 million X360 owners.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 5:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. provides players with dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where you are to oppose smart & dangerous enemies, a large set of diverse weaponry, possibility to control machinery, detailed and interactive game world, story-driven single player with original team gameplay, and multiplayer with numerous modes.

LucasArts Cancels 'Traxion' (PSP)

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 5:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Loaded with dozens of minigames and a variety of music from leading artists, Traxion sucks you in as the music not only provides the soundtrack, but also changes the way the games are played! LucasArts confimedit will no longer publish Traxion, leaving the future of Kuju's music rhythm game in limbo. Whether or not another publisher will pick it up was not clear...

'The Secrets of Atlantis: The Sacred Legacy' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 4:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Secret Of Atlantis is a new point and click adventure situated in the 1930s. You are Howard Brooks, a young aeronautic engineer who awakes on the Hindenburg zeppelin. This demo lets you try out the beginning of the game ...

'Capcom Puzzle World' (PSP) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 1:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom Puzzle World for the PSP is a collection with five amazing titles including the cult classic Super Puzzle Fighter II, Block Block, and the three-in-one Buster Bros. Collection.

'Tabula Rasa' - BetaTest Sign-ups

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 1:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tabula Rasa is an MMO action game that takes you into the heat of battle at the frontlines of an epic war between a xenophobic alien race bent on galactic conquest and the coalition of rebel soldiers who’ve traveled across the galaxy to stop them. Destination Games and NCsoft are looking for a few good testers – and now is the time to enlist for the early rounds of Tabula Rasa beta testing.

X360 Review - 'FIFA Soccer 07'

by Nicolus Baslock on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 1:42 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

FIFA 07 delivers authenticity with licenses for all the world’s top leagues, including MLS and Mexican 1st Division, and 26 others from over 20 nations. This year, you have the power to shape your club’s destiny in the Interactive Leagues, a new online mode that enables you to pit your club against supporters of your real-world opponents.

'GripShift HD' (PS3) Available At PlayStation Store

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 12:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GripShift HD combines high-flying stunt driving with unique puzzle-solving action in an all-out, pedal-to-the-metal racing experience, optimized for the PS3 (720p, 60fps).

Headplay Personal Cinema System Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 5, 2007 @ 12:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Headplay announced the unveiling of the its Personal Cinema System's final production ready design at the 2007 CES, a portable, visual headset and media center that delivers an immersive, high resolution, cinematic, big screen viewing experience for gaming, movie watching and Internet use.