Gaming News May 2007

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The Tactical Art of the Ninja
Xbox 360 Games :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Stealth tips and assassination strategy is outlined for the ninja-inspired Tenchu Z for Xbox 360.

Hardcore and the Hardcore Appeal of Shadowrun
Xbox 360 Games :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Hardcore examines a few of Shadowrun’s in-game features deserving hardcore accolades.

Desert Island Games: Creative Assembly’s Dan Toose (Medieval II: Total War)
Gamasutra Columns :: Monday, May 14, 2007
In today’s latest Desert Island Games column, Creative Assembly designer Dan Toose (Medieval II: Total War) gives us a rundown of his all-time top five games, with in-depth analysis of titles such as Quake II, SoulCaliber, and Wipeout 2097.

Release This: MLB 07 Strikes U.S. PS3s; Japan Cheered By Ouendan 2
Gamasutra Columns :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Gamasutra’s “Release This!” takes a look at every game title we know to be shipping to stores this week, as MLB 07: The Show and Etrian Odyssey hit the U.S., Europe gets a taste of Raw Danger!, and Japan cheers on Ouendan 2.

Profits drop 34 per cent for Sega Sammy
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Full-year profits for Sega Sammy have dropped 34 per cent for the year ended March 31.

Benchmark invests $8 million in Power Challenge
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Benchmark Capital has invested USD 8 million in growing online sports games company Power Challenge.

Don’t dismiss potential of casual market – Eidos
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Lou Fawcett, head of Eidos’ new casual division SoGoPlay has urged developers to reconsider what they assume makes a good game.

Tiga to hold Content Market at Develop ’07
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Development trade body Tiga is to hold this year’s Content Market at the Develop Conference & Expo in Brighton, from May 25 – 26.

Next-gen business models are “embarrassing”, says Brennan
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 14, 2007
The spiralling costs of next-gen games development are embarrassing, unworkable and an ego trip for publishers, according to Blast’s Sean Brennan.

Sony committed to PS3 “for 10 years and beyond”
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 14, 2007
SCEA president Jack Tretton has confirmed that the company has long term plans for PlayStation 3, playing down concerns over initial sales figures.

SCi officially launches new casual games label
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 14, 2007
SCi Entertainment has become the latest software publisher to enter the casual games market, announcing the official launch of label SoGoPlay.

Last chance to register for Nordic Game
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Online registration for this year’s Nordic Game conference is set to close this evening with just hours to go before the event kicks off in Malmö, Sweden.

Avalanche to unveil new technology at Nordic Game
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Avalanche Studios has announced it will be unveiling its new and improved Avalanche Engine at this week’s Nordic Game event.

Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground Screens
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground (PS3)Watch the birdman take to the sky in these first images.

Tony Hawk Has Something to Prove
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground (PS3)Activision announces its next skating opus.

SEGA Sammy Profits Fall 3rd Year in a Row
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Sonic is as popular as ever, but the hedgehog can’t lift its company out of its financial slump.

Square Enix Party Gallery — Main Event
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 14, 2007
A look at the Square Enix party.

Square Enix Party Gallery — Cos-play
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 14, 2007
The biggest fans show their love.

Square Enix Party Gallery — Goodies
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Stuff for sale (and not for sale) at the Square Enix Party.

Eyes-On Advent Children Complete
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 14, 2007
New scenes are coming to Blu-ray.

Final Fantasy XIII Screen
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Final Fantasy XIII (PS3)You get one from Square Enix Party 07.


Final Fantasy Versus XIII Image
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3)One shot given out at Square Enix Party 07.

Kingdom Hearts Set For TGS
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Kingdom Hearts X (other)For the two people who didn’t already expect as much.

MotorStorm v1.2 Coming
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 14, 2007
MotorStorm (PS3)Sony unveils new mode and plenty of improvements.

Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer Screens
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (PS3)Twenty-eight new screens and not a Surfer in sight.

NBA 2K8
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Who will be on the cover?

Devil May Cry 4 Desktops
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 14, 2007
New Insider wallpapers.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Trailer
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (PS3)First trailer of the upcoming movie game on PS3.

Game Scoop! Episode 35: Celebrity Cameos
IGN Playstation 3 :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Condemned 2, Calling All Cars!, and the PS3’s fall lineup.

Pac-Man Now Available on the Wii Shop Channel!
Nintendo News :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Three New Classic Games Announced!

Bram Stoker would be proud of this Wii Shop Channel Game
Nintendo News :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Muscle up with New Wii Shop Classics

Activision Announces Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground
Team Xbox :: Monday, May 14, 2007
For the first time, players will have the freedom to define their character, story and style based on the choices they make, the paths they choose and the style of skating they use.

Aegis Wing Launches This Week for Free
Team Xbox :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Originally conceived by three Microsoft interns over the course of a summer, Aegis Wing will be available for free to all Xbox Live Silver and Gold members in North America for a limited time.

Square Enix to Use SpeedTree RT in The Last Remnant
Team Xbox :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Interactive Data Visualization announced today that Square Enix will used SpeedTree RT in The Last Remnant.

Brand New Test Drive Unlimited Downloadable Content
Team Xbox :: Monday, May 14, 2007
The Test Drive Collection Volume 4 features six highly desirable cars, the Dino 246 GT, Ferrari Challenge Stradale, Cadillac Cien, RUF RK Spyder, Lamborghini Murcilago Roadster, and the TVR T440R.

Croteam Confirms Serious Sam 3
Team Xbox :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Croteam has confirmed the development of the Serious Engine 3 and Serious Sam III plus a military tacticalaction shooter set in present day.

Crackdown Erased Saved Games Bug and Solution
Team Xbox :: Monday, May 14, 2007
The recently released Crackdown title update has caused some users to lose their saved games. Real Time Worlds is working to fix the issue but in the meantime it has provided steps to avoid the problem.

Mad Catz to Offer Halo 3 Licensed Merchandise
Team Xbox :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Mad Catz Interactive announced today that it has entered into a multiyear agreement with Microsoft to produce faceplates featuring characters from Halo 3.

New BioShock Screenshots and Concept Art Images
Team Xbox :: Monday, May 14, 2007
We have updated the BioShock image gallery with new screenshots and concept art images from the game.

HAZE Mantel Soldier Trailer in High Definition
Team Xbox :: Monday, May 14, 2007
Twentyfive years in the future. Governments have outsourced military operations to private multinational corporations, who have created ruthlessly efficient soldiers.

First Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver Surfer Media
Team Xbox :: Monday, May 14, 2007
We bring you the first teaser trailer for the game as well as the first screenshots of the Xbox 360 version.

BlackSite Area 51 Media
Team Xbox :: Monday, May 14, 2007
BlackSite is poised to redefine the FPS genre with cuttingedge technology, game design and an illuminating storyline that creates the ultimate entertainment experience.