Gaming News May 2007

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UK Charts: Spider-Man holds top spot
GamesIndustry.biz :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Activision continues to see success with its multi-format movie tie-in Spider-Man 3, as the game remains at the top of the All Formats charts for a third week.

Eurogamer Network appoints Ingham as chairman
GamesIndustry.biz :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Eurogamer Network, publisher of GamesIndustry.bizand Eurogamer.net, has appointed Greg Ingham as chairman.

Pirates of the Caribbean Drop Anchor
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (PS3)At World’s End is at retail.

Ozzy Osbourne Loves Madden ’08
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
“I Don’t Wanna Stop” to lead off in-game soundtrack.

UK Charts: Spidey Stays on top
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Third week at number one for your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.

World War III: Reader Responses
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Our readers weigh in with their thoughts on this round of consoles.

Riddick Reborn on PS3
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (PS3)Assault on Dark Athena brings Vin Diesel to the next generation.

Half-Life 2: Building The Orange Box
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Half-Life 2: Orange Box (PS3)Valve co-founder Gabe Newell reveals the origins of Half-Life as we take a peek inside the highly-anticipated Orange Box.

The Bigs Movies
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The Bigs (PS3)Check out some highlights of The Bigs in action.

The Bigs Hands-on
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The Bigs (PS3)Turbocharged impressions from the highlight focused ballgame.

Assassin’s Creed Image
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Assassin’s Creed (PS3)A solo shot of Altair flying through the air.

Limited Edition for Creed
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Assassin’s Creed (Limited Edition) (PS3)Ubisoft’s Assassin gets the special treatment.

GTA IV Gets a Special Edition
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition (PS3)Available for pre-order now.

Need for Speed ’07 Teaser Trailer
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Need for Speed 2007 (PS3)Highway to the Danger Zone.

Half-Life 2 Images
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Half-Life 2: Orange Box (PS3)The saga begins with these screens.

Cockpit View in GT5 Confirmed?
IGN Playstation 3 :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)The French say so.

My Video Game Odyssey
Nintendo News :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
DS? Check. Stylus? Check. Graph Paper. Good to…

Nintendo’s Summer Lineup Satisfies Core and New Gamers
Nintendo News :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
There is something for everyone.

Xbox Live Arcade Mad Tracks Available Soon
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Mad Tracks has passed Microsoft dreaded final certification and will be available soon to millions players around the globe.

Assault on Dark Athena Officially Announced
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Vivendi Games’ Sierra Entertainment officially announced today The Chronicles of Riddick Assault on Dark Athena.

Pirates of the Caribbean At World’s End Available Now
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Inspired by the events, locations and characters from both the second and third “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, the Pirates of the Caribbean At World’s End video games are now available at retail stores worldwide.

Mass Effect Prequel Novel Now Available
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Experience the events that lead up to the highly anticipated Xbox 360 roleplaying game in the novel Mass Effect Revelation.

New Ace Combat 6 Fires of Liberation Screenshots
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Taking advantage of the Xbox 360, players will be able to control all air, ground and sea units at one time, as they all take on different objectives on the battlefield.

Heroes Hits Xbox Live Marketplace
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
For the first time, fans of the series can customize their Xbox 360 experience with images depicting key events and characters from the Heroes universe.

New Stranglehold Screenshots
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Midway released today new screenshots for its John Woopowered third person action game, Stranglehold.

Need for Speed 11 Teaser Trailer in High Definition
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The next Need for Speed is coming and we have the first teaser trailer of the game.

Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition Announced
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The Grand Theft Auto IV Special Edition will be presented in a customized Grand Theft Auto metal safety deposit box. The box will contain…

Halo 3 Beta Updated, Big Team Battle Unlocks Banshee!
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Bungie has introduced Big Team Battle Training and now you can get to ride the new Banshee.

Medal of Honor Airborne Fight Anywhere Trailer
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
EA shows us what they mean when they say you can Fight Anywhere with Medal of Honor Airborne.

BioShock Splicers Concept Art
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Splicers are among the many enemies you’ll encounter in BioShock, a firstperson shooter that requires you to think every time you pull the trigger.

The Chronicles of Riddick Assault on Dark Athena Spotted
Team Xbox :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
VU Games has teamed up again with Tigon Games, Starbreeze Studios and Universal Pictures to bring a nextgeneration version of The Chronicles of Riddick Escape from Butcher Bay.


The Brilliance of Forza Motorsport 2
Xbox 360 Games :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
We take a look at some of the highlights in developer Turn 10’s simulation racing masterpiece, Forza Motorsport 2.

T-Mobile Sidekick Theme
Xbox Live Marketplace :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Preview the themes available on Xbox Live Marketplace from T-Mobile.

T-Mobile Sidekick Picture Pack
Xbox Live Marketplace :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Preview the gamerpics available on Xbox Live Marketplace from T-Mobile.

Ocean’s Thirteen Gamer Pictures
Xbox Live Marketplace :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Preview Gamer Pics for the movie Ocean’s Thirteen, in Xbox Live Marketplace today!

Ocean’s Thirteen Theme
Xbox Live Marketplace :: Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Preview this new theme available on Xbox Live Marketplace from the new movie Ocean’s Thirteen.

Tony Hawk’s Project 8 (PS3)
Driver Heaven :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Throughout the years sports games evolved from the classic soccer and basketball simulations. While Pro Evolution Soccer and NBA Live still have the biggest player base, some of the more radical games still managed to break through. The SSX snowboarding series comes to mind, or the even more of the hook basketball arcade franchise NBA Street. What is the thing that all of these games have in common that separates them from their more serious cousins? Tricks. Leg-breaking, jaw-dropping, I-eat-1080’s-for-breakfast tricks. And it was none other than Tony Hawk with his Pro Skater game that started this.

Hero’s Path Games, A Web-Portal For Heroic Games Reaches Milestone
Promaginy :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Portal offering thirty downloadable titles for “fantasy and heroic game lovers”.

Stranglehold to include HD version of John Woo’s “Hard Boiled” Film (PS3)
Midway :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Special Limited Edition to Include John Woo’s Acclaimed Action Film “Hard Boiled” and Game On Single PLAYSTATION3 Blu-ray Disc

Manga Fighter – The Latest Info
OnNet :: Monday, May 21, 2007
OnNet USA and OnNet Korea announced today that they have reached a licensing agreement for Manga Fighter in the U.S market. Manga Fighter is scheduled to be released in the U.S. in the second half of 2007.

Atari Announces the Ultimate Chapter in the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi Series
Atari :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Budokai Tenkaichi 3 Game Set for WiiTM and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system

Lava Lord Games Heats Up Their Market Presence With Levelup Communications
Lava Lord :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Lava Lord Games, an independent online game developer and operator, has signed on the dotted line with Levelup Communications to expand their marketing and public relations strategy and initiatives.

Release This: Halo 2 PC, Odin Sphere Top Wishlists in U.S.
Gamasutra Columns :: Monday, May 21, 2007
This week’s “Release This!” sees Odin Sphere and the PC port of Halo 2 headlining in the United States, Europe getting its first shot at Wii online multiplayer with Mario Strikers Charged Football, and Japan enjoying an early look at Forza Motorsport 2.

80GB PS3 “could be an option” for other markets, says Sony
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Sony Computer Entertainment has said that the company could release the 80GB

Edge editor quits Future
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Margaret Robertson, editor of Future Publishing’s Edge magazine, has resigned from her role, GamesIndustry.bizcan reveal.

EA buys 15 per cent stake in The9
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Electronic Arts has bought a 15 per cent stake in Chinese online games specialist The9, worth around USD 167 million (EUR 124.1m).

Valve confirms plans to stay independent
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Valve boss Gabe Newell has told GamesIndustry.bizthat he believes maintaining independence is key to the company’s ongoing success.

Leipzig GC organisers planning Singapore conference
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 21, 2007
The organisers of the Leipzig Games Convention have announced plans to hold the first ever GC Asia Conference in Singapore this September.

No plans to bring 80GB PS3 to Europe, says Sony
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 21, 2007
A Sony spokesperson has confirmed to GamesIndustry.bizthat an 80GB PlayStation 3 is to go on sale in Korea – but said there are currently no plans to launch the model in Europe.

Capcom to close Flagship studio
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Capcom has announced it will be closing its Flagship subsidiary, the division mainly responsible for portable games for the GBA and DS.

Blizzard unveils StarCraft II
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Blizzard unveiled StarCraft II on Saturday in Korea, revealing that the long-awaited PC real-time strategy sequel has been in development since 2003.

Console exclusives are highlights for Capcom
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Xbox 360 titles Dead Rising and Lost Planet: Extreme Condition have been singled out as highlights of Capcom’s financial year, along with PSP hit Monster Hunter Portable 2nd.

80GB PlayStation 3 is coming, says Sony Korea website
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 21, 2007
New information on the website for Sony Computer Entertainment Korea suggests that an 80GB version of PlayStation 3 will be arriving in the territory next month.

Crytek opens new Budapest studio
GamesIndustry.biz :: Monday, May 21, 2007
Crytek continues its European expansion with the opening of a new studio in Hungarian capital Budapest.