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EA Investing $1 Million in Canadian Game Development

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 11:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced that it will make a $1 million grant to the Masters of Digital Media program (MDM) at the Great Northern Way Campus in Vancouver, British Columbia, to advance interactive media education in Canada and create a launch pad for the next-gen of interactive entertainment leaders.

Various Game Trailers #1069

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 10:11 p.m. PDT | 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:

  • The Witcher - Cinematic Intro #2
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End [ALL] - Port Royale Trailer

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

'Fracture' (PS3/X360) Announced - 10 New Screens

by Judy on May 2, 2007 @ 9:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reshape the battlefield — and the fate — of a broken nation in Fracture, the new IP from LucasArts and Day 1 Studios. "Groundbreaking" in more ways than one, this 2008 blockbuster utilizes technology only possible on the Xbox 360 and PS3.

'Madden NFL 08' (ALL) - 2 New Screens

by Judy on May 2, 2007 @ 8:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed in Orlando, FL by EA Tiburon, Madden NFL 08 will be available in August on the Xbox 360, Xbox, PS3, PS2, GameCube, NDS, Wii, PC, PSP. Read more for the first screens of Randy Moss in a New England Patriots uniform.

'Alien Syndrome' (PSP/Wii) Weapons Feature - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 4:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alien Syndrome is a fast-paced action-RPG set in a stunningly imaginative sci-fi universe, offering a dramatic and engaging single-player campaign, plus a hugely re-playable co-op multiplayer mode where up to 4 players can delve into the daring quest.

'Monster Madness: Battle For Suburbia' (X360) Demo Gets Xbox Live Patch

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience frantic cooperative gameplay in Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia, an Unreal Engine3 powered top-down shooter. Four players can team up on one Xbox 360 to slash, shoot, and drive through a menagerie of monsters in the campaign mode, or take battle onto Xbox Live for networked cooperative play. There is an auto update now available that takes care of some of the matchmaking issues.

'Dragon Quest IX' (NDS) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX: Defender of the Stars, developed by Level 5, is the first title on any Nintendo system since Dragon Quest VI, 10 years ago. Featuring WiFi support for four players in co-op, DQ IX is currently scheduled for released mid-2007 in Japan.

'Dawnspire: Prelude' - v1.28 Updated Trial Available NOW

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dawnspire: Prelude is a team-based online action-rpg set in an original fantasy world focuses on teamplay, tactics and player skill. This v1.28 update adds a new map, tweaks all of the classes and fixes bugs, crashes and more ...

'Forza Motorsport 2' (X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 2:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Forza Motorsport 2 features authentic simulation physics, bone-jarring damage, photo-realistic graphics, 300 of the world’s hottest cars for you to collect, and licensed tuning and plenty of customization options.

'Turok' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turok is an epic, story-driven first-person shooter set on a dark, mysterious planet in the near future. Players take on the role of Joseph Turok, a former Black Ops commando, now part of an elite Special Forces squad on a mission to take down a war criminal on a genetically-altered planet.

'Splinter Cell: Conviction' (X360) Revealed

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Finnish magazine Magaza Pelaaja has the first details, on Ubisoft's Splinter Cell: Conviction. Unlike most other titles in the franchise, Conviction will mostly play out during the day, and this time Sam Fisher teams up with Third Echelon to help Anna Grimsdottir, Sam's former intelligence gathering operative, who is in trouble. When Sam Fischer is being fed bogus intel and supplied with wrong equipment, he turns on his former employer, realizing the threat comes from within Third Echelon. Currently only scheduled on Xbox 360 for later this year.

'Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3' Deluxe Edition (PS2) - 56 New Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eight years after its predecessor, Atlus U.S.A. is bringing the latest RPG in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise, Persona 3, to North America packaged in a special collector’s box with a tantalizing art book and wicked-awesome CD soundtrack.

'Tabula Rasa' Enters Closed Beta Test Stage

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised, NCsoft announced that the closed beta test for Richard Garriott's sci-fi MMO Tabula Rasa has starting, marking the game's final development stages.

'PaRappa The Rapper' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Judy on May 2, 2007 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PaRappa The Rapper for the PSP system stays true to its stylish flattened animation technique and gameplay, combining fun and vibrant characters with hip music and a humorous storyline.

'Fallout 3' Teaser Countdown

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda have updated the Fallout site with a countdown to the release of the Fallout 3 teaser trailer. On the site you'll find concept art created in conjunction with noted concept artist Craig Mullins, as well as a streaming version of the Fallout 3 title track. Bethesda will be updating the site weekly with new art as the release of the teaser approaches.

'Virtua Fighter 5' (PS3/X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | 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.

K2 Network Signs 'Red Stone'

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

K2 Network announced an agreement with Samsung to publish Red Stone, a 2-D fantasy MMORPG in which players adventure to recover the lost shards of a powerful jewel in order to restore peace to their ravaged world.

'War Leaders: Clash of Nations' - 2 New Screens

by Judy on May 2, 2007 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | 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.

Gamer's Gate Signs 'Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood' for Digital Distribution

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sword of the Stars add-on Born of Blood is designed to increase the diversity, tactical depth and replay value. This expansion will unleash a new alien race, a new form of strategic movement, new ship sections, new weapons, new technologies, new scenarios and new unknown menaces.

'Numen: Contest of Heroes' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Numen: Contest of Heroes is an action/RPG that will plunge the player deep into the amazing world of Greek mythology, the realm of almighty gods, brave heroes, fabulous creatures, and great deeds.

'Naruto: Ninja Council 3' (NDS) Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto: Ninja Council 3 will feature mission-based gameplay for up to four players. The ninja action game utilizes an interchangeable attack system allowing players to combine attack techniques from all available characters in the mission to increase their chance of success.

'Battle Rage' Game Features #1 - Screens

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle Rage is the third person shooter with elements of the beat-'em-up game that allows a player to control giant robots. Battles between the robots take place on carefully selected battlegrounds (so-called "arenas") and they are short, quick, brutal skirmishes.

Bohemia's 'Virtual Battlespace 2' Training UK Soldiers

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bohemia Interactive announced that the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (UK MoD) has purchased an enterprise license of Virtual Battlespace 2, providing a robust, flexible simulation for use in collective and tactical training, mission rehearsal, experimentation and terrain/3D model visualization for AO familiarization.

'Metin 2' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

G4Box Inc. announced Metin 2, its 3D MMORPG featuring a unique dynamic fighting system, strong storyline, King mode where players can be elected as king, giving their nation bonuses on the battlefield and much, much more. Best of all, Metin 2 will be totally free to play...

'Guitar Hero II' (X360) Video Contest and Live in-Store National Tournament

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play N Trade announced the launch of its first National Guitar Hero II video contest and live-in store national tournament. From now until June 16, consumers are invited to submit their Guitar Hero rock videos to YouTube for a chance to win an Xbox 360 Guitar Hero bundle or a $50 in-store gift card.

'Saints Row' (X360) Achieves Platinum Hits Status

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nine months after launch Saints Row has been added to the Xbox 360 Platinum Hits series, henceforth available for of $29.99 at retail outlets throughout North America. Saints Row is action adventure with its core as a 3rd person shooter, providing an unprecedented amount of freedom to experience the game as the player sees fit.

PS2 Preview - 'Odin Sphere'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on May 2, 2007 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Atlus U.S.A.'s Odin Sphere is a PS2 exclusive Action RPG developed by Vanillaware featuring beautiful hand-drawn artwork put into motion to tell an epic tale of power, loss, and love.

'Time Crisis 4' (PS3) Also Coming to Xbox 360 ?

by Rainier on May 2, 2007 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few weeks ago, both EB Games and GameStop had product listings for a PS3 version of Time Crisis 4, scheduled for Nov. 13, 2007, but it seems that it might now also be coming to the Xbox 360, with a light gun. Time Crisis 4 features larger levels, and players are able to scroll by pointing the gun at arrows located on the sides of the screen.

Wii Review - 'Cooking Mama: Cook Off'

by Geson Hatchett on May 2, 2007 @ 12:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Mama is whipping up some kitchen competition by pitting chef against chef in Cooking Mama: Cook Off, a unique 2 player family game designed specifically for the Wii. Step-by-step, recipe-by-recipe, help Mama cook international dishes from 10 different nations and watch as the realistic foods actually change in appearance based on your actions!