Gaming News May 2007

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Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Vol. 1
SNK :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
FATAL FURY: BATTLE ARCHIVES Volume 1 announced for PlayStation®2 system

The Sims Bowling Gone Mobile
EA :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
In The Sims Bowling, players can choose and customize a Sim and then hit the lanes. The better your bowling skills, the more popular your Sim becomes, but as your Sim’s popularity rises so too does the game’s difficulty.

Need for Speed Prostreet
EA :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Compete in the ultimate street racing showdown with EA’s blockbuster racing franchise

Hour of Victory on Xbox Live
Midway :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
The Hour of Victory demo will give the player a sneak peak into the rugged North African level. Players will be able to pick any of the three characters in the game, the Covert Operative

Cell Factor Revolution
Overclock 3d :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Cell Factor is a game that I’ve been awaiting the final release of for some time. Showcasing Ageia’s PhysX card and API, the promise of the game at early beta was good. See what we think now…

The Euro Vision: Can Ubi Live With The Big Boys?
Gamasutra Columns :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
It?s end of financial year time for Ubisoft, and in this week?s The Euro Vision column, wannabe analyst Jon Jordan just can?t restrain his calculator as he piles into comparing Europe?s hotshot publisher with the big four American companies, EA, Activision, THQ and Take Two.

Carmack “magic” powers new id Software franchise
GamesIndustry.biz :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Id Software’s Todd Hollenshead has revealed that the Quake and Doom creator is working on a new gaming franchise powered by a brand new engine from developer John Carmack.

Peter Moore to speak at Casual Connect
GamesIndustry.biz :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
The Casual Games Association has announced that Xbox boss Peter Moore will deliver a keynote speech at the Casual Connect Conference, set to take place in Seattle this July.

Videogame Style Guide available now
GamesIndustry.biz :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
P3 Power Play Publishing has announced the launch of a The Videogame Style Guide and Reference Manual, a new book written for games journalists.

Ubisoft eyes studio acquisitions
GamesIndustry.biz :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Ubisoft chairman Yves Guillemot has said that the company is on the look out for possible acquisitions, although the publisher wants to stay cash positive.

Blizzard boss to speak at Austin GDC
GamesIndustry.biz :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
CMP has announced that Michael Morhaime, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, will deliver a keynote speech at this year’s Austin Game Developers Conference.

No new DS colours for Europe
GamesIndustry.biz :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Nintendo UK has told our sister site, Eurogamer.net, that there are no plans to release any new DS Lite colours in Europe at present.

Oberon Media acquires I-play
GamesIndustry.biz :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Oberon Media is acquiring mobile publisher and developer I-play, with the company now holding significant interests in TV, online and mobile casual gaming

Valve teams up with AMD to offer free Steam games
GamesIndustry.biz :: Thursday, May 31, 2007

Online market worth USD 13 billion by 2012 – DFC
GamesIndustry.biz :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
The worldwide online gaming market will surpass USD 13 billion by 2012, according to DFC Intelligence, with digital distribution via home consoles accounting for USD 1 billion.

Blitz expands Arcade division following Burger King success
GamesIndustry.biz :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Blitz Games is expanding its Arcade division following the success of its specially created Burger King games, which to date have sold over 3.2 million units.

New York Assembly Restricts Game Sales
IGN Playstation 3 :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Games and morals face off in a fight to the finish.

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix Image
IGN Playstation 3 :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (PS3)The first look at Ken’s final in-game model.

Fighters Hit the Archives
IGN Playstation 3 :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
SNK Playmore and Arc System Works deliver PlayStation classics.

Need for Speed Turns a Corner
IGN Playstation 3 :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Need for Speed ProStreet (PS3)EA announces Pro Street, the world’s first street racing simulation. First media included.

Top 10 Tuesday: Games Starring Stars
IGN Playstation 3 :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Finally, celebrities get their chance to shine.

Guitar Hero III Hands-on
IGN Playstation 3 :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Guitar Hero III (PS3)The rock fest continues with Neversoft at the helm. First look at the wireless guitar and screens are here.


Now Hiring: PlayStation Editor
IGN Playstation 3 :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
We need help and you need to eat.

PLAY! A Videogame Concert San Jose Review
IGN Playstation 3 :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Traveling symphonic multi-media show proves that gaming music ain’t just for kids anymore.

Magic in the Air: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Game Scores
IGN Playstation 3 :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Composer James Hannigan takes the reins on the latest installment of the videogame franchise.

Nintendo DS Gaming Service Tops 5 Million Users, 200 Million Game Sessions
Nintendo DS :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
There’s always someone ready to play

Games for Windows LIVE Launches
Team Xbox :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
The release of Shadowrun and Halo 2 for Windows Vista mark the first of many games to come which will support the Games for Windows LIVE service.

New Halo 3 Info Disclosed
Team Xbox :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
The latest issue of GamePro has the first info and details on the info discovered by modders in the Halo 3 beta code plus the world’s first images of the new HAZElike armors.

id Software Working on Brand New Franchise and Engine
Team Xbox :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
The CEO of id Software has revealed that the company is working on an allnew franchise with an allnew John Carmack engine.

Medal of Honor Airborne Screenshots
Team Xbox :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Today EA has released a bunch of new screenshots of Medal of Honor Airborne for your viewing delight.

Phantasy Star Universe Special Edition Texter
Team Xbox :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Blue Orb, Inc. today announced a new accessory product for players of Phantasy Star Universe that allows them to type text messages directly from their game controller.

Need for Speed ProStreet Announced
Team Xbox :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Electronic Arts Inc. announced today that the blockbuster Need for Speed franchise is introducing a new version that drives the series in a new direction. Check out the first screens and trailer!

Hour of Victory Demo Available
Team Xbox :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
With news of the demo, we bring you three new screenshots of Hour of Victory, a firstperson World War II shooter built by Midway using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3.

The Darkness Box Art
Team Xbox :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
2K released today the box art of The Darkness, the video game adaptation of the TopCow’s cult comic hit.

Ubisoft Announces Surf’s Up has Shipped to Store Shelves
Team Xbox :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
In anticipation of the June 8 release of Columbia Pictures’ Surf’s Up, Ubisoft has shipped the Surf’s Up video game to store shelves.

WarTech Senko No Ronde in Stores Now
Team Xbox :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Ubisoft announced today that it has shipped WarTech Senko No Ronde for the Xbox 360.

Forza 2 Race Weekend
Xbox Live :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
Register your gamertag and enter the Forza 2 Leaderboard Tournament and compete against the best Forza players.

BlackSite: Area 51 Demo Details
Xbox Live Marketplace :: Thursday, May 31, 2007
A teaser demo has been released for BlackSite: Area 51 and is available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace.

$25,000 mod- and map-making contest launched.
Turbo Squid :: Wednesday, May 30, 2007
GameFlood Announces Groundbreaking Community Mod And Map Making Contest

Forge of Freedom Gets Update
Matrix Games :: Wednesday, May 30, 2007
A Major Update Released for American Civil War Grand Strategy Game

Penumbra: Overture now available on Linux
Frictional Games :: Wednesday, May 30, 2007
First-person survival horror now accessible to Linux fans.

Nintendo DS Gaming Service Tops 5 Million Users, 200 Million Game Sessions
Nintendo :: Wednesday, May 30, 2007
5 million DS owners now Wi-Fi connected, with 200 million gaming sessions chalked up between them.

Burger Island Fires Up The Grill Online
Yahoo Games :: Wednesday, May 30, 2007
eGames, Sandlot Games Burger Flipping Game Available Exclusively on Yahoo! Games

The Guild 2 – Pirates Of The European Seas – Demo Released!
JoWood :: Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Citizens and noblemen are not longer bound to town and country, now the oceans are open for them! Setting sails, establishing trading routes from harbour to harbour or thrilling battles at sea: Exciting gameplay in the scenario of the 15th century is guaranteed!