Gaming News May 2007

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Blogged Out: ‘Democracy’
Gamasutra Columns :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
In his latest ‘Blogged Out’ column, veteran UK writer Jim Rossignol takes a look at the world of developer blogging with some views on Democratic games, Democratic rights, and Democratic system specs.

Lineage helps boost NCSoft sales
GamesIndustry.biz :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Korean MMO specialist NCSoft has reveal Q1 sales of KRW 84.7 billion (EUR 67.8m), a nine per cent boost, and profits of KRW 14.1 billion (EUR 11.2m), due to the strong sales and subscriptions of Lineage and Lineage II.

THQ expands Nickelodeon deal to Xbox 360
GamesIndustry.biz :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
THQ has revealed it has six titles based on Nickleodeon’s properties due for release in 2007, including the companies first collaboration for the Xbox 360.

Fender signs with EA for Rock Band deal
GamesIndustry.biz :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Electronic Arts has inked a deal with three iconic names in music manufacturing as Fender, BOSS and Roland have all agreed to appear in the upcoming game Rock Band.

Codemasters wins G3 shooting tournament
GamesIndustry.biz :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Despite some tough competition, a team from Codemasters came out on top last Friday to become the winners of the G3 charity shooting tournament.

Satchell and Garriott announced as keynote speakers for Develop
GamesIndustry.biz :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Richard Garriott and Chris Satchell have been confirmed as keynote speakers for the Develop Conference and Expo, which will take place in Brighton this July.

Euro Charts: Pokemon Ranger holds top spot
GamesIndustry.biz :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Nintendo’s Pokemon Ranger for the DS is still at the top of the charts in Italy and Spain, for the week ended April 29.

Movie studios will decide next-gen console winner – Pachter
GamesIndustry.biz :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Hollywood movie studios and the ongoing battle between the Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats will ultimately decide which next-generation home console becomes the most successful, according to Wedbush Morgan’s Michael Pachter.

Miyamoto not interested in creating another Halo
GamesIndustry.biz :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto has said that although he could create a game like Halo, he prefers to find new ways to go beyond gamers’ expectations.

Intel announced as main sponsor for Leipzig GCDC
GamesIndustry.biz :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
The organisers of the Leipzig Games Convention Developers Conference have announced that semiconductor manufacturer Intel has signed up as the main sponsor for the event.

Sony must cut PS3 price to boost sales – Lazard
GamesIndustry.biz :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Sony should not expect a boost in its fourth quarter sales for the PlayStation 3 unless it cuts the price of the new console and delivers a stronger software line-up, according to Lazard Capital Markets.

Rock Band Signs Fender Instruments
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Rock Band (PS3)BOSS and Roland also set to have their brands in the game.

Pro Baseball Spirits 4 Screens
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Pro Yakyuu Spirits 4 (PS3)It may be out in Japan, but here are 50 new images anyway,

Hydrophobia Info Leaks out
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Hydrophobia (PS3)Blade Interactive lifts the lid on its watery title.

Sony Announces PlayStation Network Tickets
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Those without a credit card can finally buy stuff from the PlayStation Store.

New Spider-Man Game Coming Soon?
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (PS3)A teaser site is live for Spider-Man: Friend or Foe.

DiRT: The Damage Done
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
DiRT (PS3)See first hand the incredible destruction that awaits your rally car in Colin McRae’s latest racer.

Save the Children Disses the Games
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
We’ve got the ECA’s response to the latest claims that games are bad for kids.

Ratchet and Clank Future Grabs
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)It’s a Lombax and a robot — what else do you need to know?

Go! Puzzle Images
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Go! Puzzle (PS3)The latest batch of screens from the Sony crew.

A Night in Fantasia 2007 Photos
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Images from the recent Eminence Orchestra concerts.

ESRB Finds Increased Parental Responsibility
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
A study finds that game ratings work.

NBA Live 08 Video Interview
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
NBA Live 08 (PS3)Get the scoop on EA’s latest.

Game Scoop! Ep. 34
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Burnout Paradise crashes onto the scene and the 360 is hindering GTAIV.

Mighty Bomb Jack, Final Fight and Ordyne Now Available for Wii Shop Channel
Nintendo News :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Three New Classic Games Announced!

Xbox Live Arcade Soltrio Solitaire Screenshots
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
This is a collection of 18 different solitaire games, offering coop and competitive twoplayer solitaire game modes.

Xbox Live Arcade Rushn Attack Screenshots
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Also known as Green Beret, this is a faithful nextgeneration update of this classic coinop arcade Konami game.


Xbox Live Arcade Mad Tracks Screenshots
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
You must get this 3D racing party Xbox Live Arcade game when it launches!

Army of Two Weapons Design Contest, New Screens
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
When you’re a twoman army, your weapons are your best friends. EA launched today an Army of Two weapon design contest. Plus, we bring you five new screenshots of the game.

Fallout 3 Liam Neeson Leads Voice Actor List
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Neeson will play the role of the player’s father and will appear prominently throughout the game.

Xbox Live Arcade Wednesdays Double Dragon
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
The legendary arcade classic that introduced gamers to coop streetbrawling action is back and looking better than ever.

Rock Band Signs Fender, Roland and BOSS Instruments
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Harmonix and EA announced today that Fender will have their instruments exclusively featured in the upcoming videogame Rock Band. In addition, Roland and BOSS have agreed to have their brands featured in the game.

Square Enix’s Unreal Engine 3 Game Revealed
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
SquareEnix unveils its multiplatform roleplaying game designed with a special emphasis on the North American market.

Where’s J Allard? In Jamaica?
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
J. Allard has reappeared wearing long dreadlocks. Find out why.

SpiderMan Friend or Foe Revealed
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Activision has launched a teaser web site for “SpiderMan Friend or Foe,” a game that was previously known as SpiderMan Trilogy.

First Call of Duty 4 Screenshot
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
We bring you the first screenshot of Call of Duty 4.

Transformers The Game Cybertron Edition Detailed
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Following our previous story, now come the details of the Transformers The Game, Cybertron Edition, which will be sold exclusively at GameStop and EB Games and it is exclusive to the Xbox 360.

SED Nano’s Fraud Claims Against Canon Dismissed
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Canon does not have to pay additional damages to NanoProprietary Inc. over the violation of a patent license used to develop SED TVs with Toshiba.

skate First Gameplay Trailer in High Definition
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
EA has released the first gameplay trailer of skate, a game that will deliver all the style, fun, creativity and culture of skateboarding without the countless hours of practice, broken bones and hospital visits.

TimeShift Clocktower HD Trailer
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
The latest highdefinition trailer showing off this new timealtering shooter.

Press Start forOWWW!
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
An NYU engineering student has developed an intimate controller and a platform where video games are played by couples touching each other

Rumor StarCraft MMO Announcement Next Week
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
If the rumors are true, Blizzard could steal the show the same week the Halo 3 multiplayer beta launches with the announcement of a StarCraft massively multiplayer online game.

Project Witches Revealed
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Sexy vixen fights an evil creature that has established a reign of slavery and terror throughout her land.

Shigeru Miyamoto I Could Make Halo
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
The creator of Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong, and one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, said he could create a game like Halo but he simply chooses not to.

Rumor Test Drive Unlimited 2 in the Works
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
The game is rumored to be already in production for a March 2008 release, incorporating many new features. Find out what those feature are inside.

Monday’s VC Update!
Think Gaming :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Well it’s Monday again so that means another Wii Virtual Console update. None of these titles are very exciting for me, but my favorite out of the group has to be Final Fight for the SNES. The other 2 games are Mighty Bomb Jack for the NES and Ordyne for the TurboGrafx16. […]

$50,000 In Cash Awarded to WSVG Winners
Think Gaming :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
More the 80,000 people participated in the four-day World Series of Video Games event in China. Games ranged from Counter-Strike to World of Warcraft. It looked like a great event and gamers were awarded $50,000 in cash! Who said gaming won’t get you anywhere! The winners and money payout is explained […]

What Are You Playing This Weekend?
Think Gaming :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Well this is a very busy weekend for me so I probably won’t get much gaming in. I’m still thinking about getting a Gamefly subscription, any thoughts on that? If I do any gaming it will probably be WoW. I’m still stuck at 60 and I started a new character. There are still […]

Need a New Flash Drive?
Think Gaming :: Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Our Sister-site ThinkComputers has reviewed the Kingston DataTraveler Elite in their latest review and they really liked it! From the review, “Flash drives are becoming the standard for transporting files from one place to another. A lot of people use them to take important documents home from work and then back to work again. […]