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Battlestations: Pacific trailer shows the other side of the war (PC, Xbox 360)


Midway for PCSet in WWII, Battlestations: Pacific for PC and Xbox 360 aims to deliver intense, action-packed combat and strategic warfare on an extraordinary scale and features two distinctly different single player campaigns. As the Americans, the game picks up the story where Battlestations: Midway left off and allows players to fight their way from The Battle of Midway to Okinawa as they try to secure peace in the Pacific. As the Japanese however, players take control of the Imperial Japanese fleet and have the unique chance to fight at Pearl Harbor before attempting to change the course of history and take full control of the Pacific Ocean.

For the first time, the game also includes the tactical landing of troops in battle. Launch your parachute squadrons with pin-point accuracy or ensure the safe passage of your landing craft and watch your battalions of troops capture key locations, man the defensive artillery and gain a strategic foothold to support your offensive efforts. Join forces with friends online or play solo against the computer controlled opponents in the all-new Skirmish mode or battle each other in one of the five new, innovative multiplayer modes.

Battlestations: Pacific features a massive US and Japanese single player campaign with over 28 story missions, double the size of the previous Battlestations: Midway. The game also features 21 new units, including kamikaze and other WWII jets and units. Players can now experience for the first time a whole new level of depth of gameplay while taking direct control of the infamous Ohka and other Japanese air units that terrorised the Pacific Ocean during WW2.

Watch the first Battlestations: Pacific trailer that shows the Japanese side of the war.

The game is set for release in January-February 2009.

Jumpgate Evolution Beta for the new space flight sim MMO open


Jumpgate Evolution logo
A revitalization of the Jumpgate franchise, Jumpgate Evolution brings new gameplay, advanced AI engine, and a complete graphics overhaul to fans of the original MMO. Codemasters Online & NetDevil recently announced that Jumpgate Evolution Beta signups for their hotly anticipated MMO Jumpgate Evolution are now live at The game is scheduled for release in Spring of 2009.

Developed by US-based MMOG developer NetDevil, Jumpgate is the definitive elite space combat MMO allowing players to choose from one of three playable nations and engage in an intense action-packed universe. Embarking on an immersive and accessible space adventure players can trade valuable commodities, take part in dangerous intergalactic raids, meet and play with friends and live out the dream to become an elite hero or infamous space pirate. The game features both a rich and varied universe to explore and has been designed for experienced and novice MMO players alike.

This Jumpgate Evolution trailer shows new threats are emerging from the infinite darkness of space, and with threats come opportunity.

Published on July 26th, 2008 under , , , , , , , , , ,

Tom Clancy’s HAWX announced for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC


Tom Clancy's HAWX art
Ubisoft has announced the development of Tom Clancy’s HAWX (High-Altitude Warfare), an awe-inspiring game that is primed to revolutionize the way players think about combat in the sky. Scheduled for release in Fall 2008, Tom Clancy’s HAWX turns consumers into elite pilots of the future. The game will appear on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and on Windows-based PC.

Developed by Ubisoft’s Bucharest studio, Tom Clancy’s HAWX delivers an intense and authentic aerial combat experience by fully leveraging the benefits of the next-generation platform. The story begins in the year 2012. As the era of the nation-state draws quickly to a close, the rules of warfare evolve even more rapidly. More and more nations become increasingly dependent on private military companies (PMCs), elite mercenaries with a lax view of the law. The Reykjavik Accords further legitimize their existence by authorizing their right to serve in every aspect of military operations. While the benefits of such PMCs are apparent, growing concerns surrounding giving them too much power begin to mount.

Tom Clancy’s HAWX is the first air combat game set in the world-renowned Tom Clancy’s video game universe. Cutting-edge technology, devastating firepower, and intense dogfights bestow this new title a deserving place in the prestigious Tom Clancy franchise. Soon, flying at Mach 3 becomes a right, not a privilege.

Become a top gun in Ubisoft’s air combat game HAWX:

Click on the bottom-right corner arrow to view it fullscreen.

Key Features of Tom Clancy’s HAWX are:

• ENHANCED REALITY SYSTEM (E.R.S.) – E.R.S. is in-game technology that helps turn novice aviators into elite pilots of the future. The Enhanced Reality System is the backbone of the HAWX flight experience: radars and incoming missile detection, anti-crash system, damage control system, tactical map and information relay, and weapons trajectory control. E.R.S. also allows players to issue orders to their squadron, making this system as iconic to HAWX as the Cross-Com system is to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter!

• ASSISTANCE MODE – Players can ease into their flight missions and gain a level of comfort with the use of the assistance mode. Once employed, players can take full advantage of their technological support through the E.R.S and gain maximum piloting security. If the situation calls for the player to unleash the full potential of the aircraft, the assistance mode can be switched off and all safety features will be deactivated. This comes with increased risks, but allows the player advanced dogfighting maneuvers and stunning third-person views.

• REVOLUTIONARY MULTIPLAYER – For the first time ever in the air-combat genre, players will be able to experience the entire solo campaign in four-player JUMP IN co-op mode. In PVP mode, players can challenge up to 15 friends in intense dogfighting sessions and find out who’s the top gun. Winning players are rewarded with experience points and money to unlock more weapons.

• REALISM AND AUTHENTICITY – Players have the opportunity to take the throttle of over 50 of the world’s famous aircrafts, as well as being able to dogfight over realistic modern landscapes that have endured years of post-war trauma.

Mass Effect ‘Squad Combat’ video



Mass Effect is less than a week away and of course it wouldn’t hurt to see more of it. This time it’s the Squad Combat. A part of this game that will most likely get those who won’t touch an RPG with any pole imaginable, like myself. Maybe actually and finally having a good real time combat system (other than Jade Empire) in an RPG will break the turn based mold seen since the beginning of videogame RPG time. Video after the break.

-William “thewilleffect” Bell

Published on November 15th, 2007 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Trailer: Mass Effect Combat


Oh Boy. Hold on to your skibbies because the above video shows how Mass Effect gets combat done. One game which kept popping into my mind while watching this trailer was Gears of War. Good thing for me I’m a Gears of War fan so I should feel right at home. Space/RPG fans should have a field day with Mass Effect when it’s released on November 20th in the states.

Direct Link To Video [gametrailers]

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Published on November 5th, 2007 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Bringing it Home, next: Ace Combat 6 demo now available



Next up on the Xbox Live marketplace this week is a Ace Combat 6 Campaign Demo.

Availability: All Xbox Live regions
Dash Details: A massive enemy swarms over the city, shattering the peace. Amidst the chaos a pilot takes to the skies. Against countless enemies and cannon fire, he heads into the fray. ACE COMBAT 6 CAMPAIGN MODE DEMO AVAILABLE NOW! A full scale war unfolds against a backdrop of breathtaking vistas. Detailed cities and sweeping landscapes reach out as far as the eye can see. Experience the roar of acceleration as you carve through swarms of enemy pilots, twisting missile trails and shattering explosions. Download the ACE COMBAT 6 CAMPAIGN DEMO, and strap yourself in for the next evolution in ACE COMBAT! (English Voice/Subtitles)

[Via Major Nelson]

-William “thewilleffect” Bell- 

Published on July 11th, 2007 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ace Combat 6 with ACE-EDGE Flightstick = 150 dollars!



Namco has announced today that the Ace Combat 6:Fires of Liberation + FlightStick(Pictured Above) bundle will cost $ 149.99 here in the United States. Commenter Embrey was correct when he said “Ouch” about this price. If it makes you feel any better this bundle will include a Ace Combat 6 faceplate so that softens the blow a bit.

The ACE-EDGE Flightstick is the first and only flightstick for the Xbox 360. Taking advantage of Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation’s ultra-realistic and immersive flight combat experience, the unique peripheral offers an analog throttle to control speed and a layout that fully utilizes the game’s excellent pad controls. The ACE-EDGE Flightstick will give gamers the ultimate Ace Combat experience as they live the war zone feeling the intensity of being right there in the cockpit as they face the most action-packed aerial combat to date.

Anyone planning to purchase this bundle? Are you that Hardcore?

[Via Team Xbox]

-Michael “Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Published on June 19th, 2007 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ace Combat 6:Fires of Liberation Trailer, Oooh the Drama


Namco Bandai sure does know drama. I mean look at this one minute, fifty three second trailer for Ace Combat 6 which tries to pack in as much action and drama it possibly can. I’m not saying those things are bad, but to me it just felt kind of over done. I’m sure San Francicso residents will love the beginning of the video which what seems like the “Golden Gate Bridge” is being blown up right in the middle (End Sarcasm).

-Michael ‘Thrills Killa” Pacheco-

Published on June 15th, 2007 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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