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June 2021


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'Boogie' (Wii) - 3 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 11:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Boogie will have gamers dancing, singing and starring in their own music videos. Players can also choose and customize different characters in the game to best show off their dancing style and karaoke skills.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes' (PSP) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 11:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes offers a furious fighting game experience with up to 3-on-3 team-based gameplay, intense single-player action, and a wireless multiplayer versus mode for up to two users, all within the Naruto universe. Ubisoft has signed an agreement with Namco Bandai to distribute Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes across Europe and other PAL territories.

'NBA Live 08' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 11:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When the game is on the line and the ball is in your hands, what will you do? Will you penetrate, drive the lane and rise above the rim for a monster dunk, or find an opening on the perimeter and sink a game-winning three? Take control of the game with a full arsenal to win the 1-on-1 match-up from every spot on the floor with NBA Live 08.

'The Darkness' and 'GRAW 2' Demos on PlayStation Network

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 11:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The latest PlayStation Store update will feature Blast Factor Advanced Research, the new add-on pack for its PS3 downloadable title, Blast Factor, as well as playable demos for The Darkness and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2.

EA Terminating Multiplayer Support for 49 Titles

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 4:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After Sierra recently shut down multiplayer support, it seems EA is following suit, as it announced that as of September 1st, 2007 (and a few others on Nov. 1st) it will terminate multiplayer support for 49 of its older titles, such as FIFA 06, Madden 06, NFS Underground/Most Wanted, NBA Live 06, and several others ...

'NHL 08' (ALL) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 08 will feature an exclusive AHL license for the first time, with all 29 teams from the primary development league for the NHL fully playable in game.

'Sinking Island' (NDS/PC) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 3:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sinking Island is a dark detective adventure story set on a tropical paradise. At a millionaire's hotel a crime is committed, and while the island seems to be sinking for unknown reasons, you, as detective Jack Norm, have to find out who did it.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) Gets Delayed Until 2008

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 2:59 p.m. PDT | 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. A few months ago Take Two promised it would not delay GTA IV from its October 16 release date, but there now seems to have been a change of heart. We won't see the next-gen installment until Q2 2008, which starts February 1st.

Various Game Trailers #1135

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 1:14 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:

  • Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08 [ALL] - Photo Game Face Trailer
  • Madden NFL 08 [ALL] - Defense Trailer
  • Haze [PS3/X360/PC] - Developer Diary Trailer #3
  • Stuntman: Ignition [ALL] - Trailer #8
  • Galactic Assault: Prisoner of Power - Trailer #3

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

'Guild Wars: Eye of the North' - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guild Wars: Eye of the North is the first true expansion for the Guild Wars franchise, adding eighteen multi-level dungeons to face untold enemies, search for clues about the menace facing the world, and uncover new weapons they can use in the final confrontation.

Midway Financial Result Reveals Game Delays

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway's financial result reveals an upward trend of higher revenue ($31.8M, compared to last year's $25.9M) and less loss ($14.3M compared to $31M over the same period last year), with disappointing sales for Wii's Mortal Kombat, Lord of the Rings Online, and Hour of Victory. In the conference call, Midway announced it was delaying BlackSite: Area 51 (from Sept. to Nov. 5,) and Wheelman (all the way back to 2008).

'Crysis' Gets Official Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 12:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crysis, shooter fans will face a new kind of gameplay challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of a horrific alien invasion. Hinted at earlier today, EA officially dated Crysis for Nov. 16, 2007.

'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock' (ALL) - Updated Tracklist #2

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god using Gibson Guitar's Les Paul and Kramer models, experience new features and explosive content including a new multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a bevy of exclusive unlockable content and authentic rock venues.

'A Stroke of Fate' - 2 Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 12:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Stroke of Fate is an interactive detective story set in the authentic surroundings of 1940s fascist Germany. The gamer has a unique opportunity to conduct a compelling investigation of the most mysterious secret veiled by the 20th century – Adolf Hitler's premature death.

'World in Conflict' (X360/PC) Demo Coming Soon

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 7:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World in Conflict is a strategy game that delivers action and coordinated team play amidst the war the world feared most – a showdown between the Soviets and the US, with destructible 3D battlefields, team-based multiplayer action and fast, hard-hitting battles. Now that the WiC beta period is over, Massive Entertainment revealed a demo is coming soon...

'Bomberman Story DS' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 6:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rising Star Games announced it is bringing Bomberman Story DS to Europe, scheduled for November 23. The new installment in the series allows you to play several of the classic iterations, but will also include an all-new single-player adventure.

EA Financial Result Reveals Game Delays

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA also revealed its latest financial results showing a lower revenue ($395 million, compared to last year's $413 mill.) and a higher loss ($132 million compared to $81 million same period a year ago). During the conference call EA executives announced Crysis is pushed back until Q3 (same as FIFA 08), expecting Crytek's FPS to be released in November. EA is giving Spore extra time for polishing and tentatively plans to release it anywhere from March to May 2008.

'Hot Pixel' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 6:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing fast and furious bite-size gaming, Atari's PSP-exclusive Hot PXL is comprised of 200 deviously crafted micro-games based on a quirky and original story premise, drawing inspiration from street culture and the digital lifestyle.

'Freshly Picked: Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland' (NDS) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 5:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Freshly-Picked Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland is a humorous and quirky adventure with innovative touch-screen controls that make it fun to pick up and play. Who says money can’t buy happiness? For one pointy-eared fellow called Tingle, it is all about currency flow as he attempts to haggle, barter and buy his way to paradise.

PC Preview - 'Sabotage'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 5:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set in World War II, Sabotage is a third-person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles. Meet Violette Summer...

'Empire of Sports' Making its Debut at Games Convention - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 5:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire of Sports is an MMORPG built entirely around sport, designed to allow millions of players around the world to simultaneously exist in an online universe, where their alter egos socially interact, train, compete, attend events and acquire the goods and services they need to build a parallel sporting existence.

'Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure' (Wii) Sparks Religious Protest

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure is a puzzle adventure game, allowing you to explore wondrous environments and stages, solve puzzles and interact with the world in search of a legendary pirate ship and become the greatest pirate ever. The Council on American-Islamic Relations contacted Capcom after receiving a complaint that the phrase Allahu akbar (God is most Great) was being inappropriately used, which has now been removed.

'Turning Point: Fall of Liberty' (PS3/X360/PC) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fall of Liberty takes players to new battlegrounds in World War II, ones born from a changed moment in history that led to the Nazi invasion of 1950s America, delivering an explosive action experience in a world where famous real-world locations appear startlingly different under Nazi occupation.

THQ's Q1 2008 Financial Result Reveals 'Red Faction 3'

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 4:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ released its financial results for the Q1 2008, revealing lower revenue ($104 million compared to $138 mill. last year), but less net loss ($9.3 million, compared last year's $12.1 mill.). Sales were mainly driven by Ratatouille, and older titles such as WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2007 and Cars. In the subsequent conference call, CEO Brian Farrell confirmed it is developing Red Faction 3.

'Luminous Arc' (NDS) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Luminous Arc, an NDS exclusive strategy RPG, has you take control of the Garden Children, a group of fighters and mages trained since childhood and dedicated to eradicating the Witch threat, and discover the mysteries behind their return, their motives, and their history!

'Fatal Inertia' (PS3/X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fatal Inertia mixes street racing, demolition derbies and rallying with a futuristic setting where machines no longer need wheels and the laws of physics govern all. The sport is called Inertia and offers real world environments that can break your opponents and lead you to victory. KOEI has released a 380mb demo on Xbox Live ..

'Rapid Racoon' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lexicon Entertainment announced the signing of Rapid Racoon, a thrilling, fast paced and richly detailed NDS exclusive racing game created by France developer, DK GAMES.

'Lair' (PS3) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playing as a warrior riding a voracious dragon trained for deadly aerial and ground combat, and capable of scorching, clawing and smashing thousands of enemies, gamers must defeat countless armies to save a civilization. Originally scheduled for Aug. 14, Lair has been pushed back until Sept. 4 to enhance community features.

'Heavy Duty' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 3:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heavy Duty is a 3rd person action shooter where the player controls a huge war robot to save his planet from enemy attacks. The game utilizes advanced technology with innovative gameplay features never before achieved in video games.

X360/PC Review - 'Overlord'

by Thomas Leaf on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 2:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Overlord, an original next-gen title from Age of Wonders developer Triumph Studios, is a groundbreaking action adventure set in a seriously warped fantasy world where players can be evil (or really evil).

PS2 Review - 'Th3 Plan'

by Paul Bertram on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 1:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Th3 Plan introduces an entirely unique style of gameplay, enabling gamers to control up to three characters at once. The innovative split screen gameplay offers new ways for characters to work in precise coordination, from setting up clever deceptions to distract security guards to timing anti-security measures down to the split second.

NDS Review - 'Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits'

by Katarani on Aug. 2, 2007 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Taking advantage of the unique functionality of the Nintendo DS, Arcade Hits lets players choose from a number of screen configurations, including horizontal and vertical combinations to maintain the original screen size of each game at it appeared in arcades.