Archive for August 15th, 2007

Age of Empires: The Asian Dynasties: Indian Civilization

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007


Remember the upcoming Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties? The Indian Civilization will have Elephants, three different types, as I can tell. “What about the campaign?” you may ask. The Indian campaign follows the events of the Sepoy Rebellion of 1857, in case you don’t remember what you’ve learned in history class, the rebellion involved the British East India Company. Well anyways, below is a little video introducing the Indian Civilization.

You may also be interested in reading the GameSpot interview with Big Huge Games CEO Brian Reynolds discussing the Indian Civilization.

Super Metroid’s coming to the Virtual Console Monday

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007


It was obvious that Super Metroid is coming to the Virtual Console, but now we have official confirmation. Below is Nintendo’s sarcastic press release.


Aug. 15, 2007

Last week, Wii™ owners who have their systems connected to WiiConnect24™ were greeted by an ethereal blue glow alerting them Nintendo’s Month of Metroid had begun. The WiiWare™ section of the Wii Shop Channel now contains the Metroid Prime 3 Preview, allowing Wii owners to view exclusive videos for the anticipated Metroid® Prime 3: Corruption game launching Aug. 27.

It’s a whole Month of Metroid, so fans should continue to check the Metroid Prime 3 Preview for updates. To view, Wii owners must first upgrade their Wii systems to Version 3 by clicking on Wii System Update in Wii System Settings.

Metroid series fans also will find two classic games for download in the Virtual Console™ section of the Wii Shop Channel. The original Metroid® for the Nintendo Entertainment System® became available Aug. 13, while Super Metroid® for the Super NES® will be available Aug. 20. Just use Wii Points™ to download the games. Metroid and Super Metroid are rated E for Everyone.

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption features amazing first-person controls, and takes advantage of the intuitive, motion-sensitive Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers. This incomparable installment concludes the trilogy’s storyline while introducing new puzzles, bigger adventures and more intense battles.

Media rave about Metroid Prime 3: Corruption’s game play and revolutionary controls. Chris Kohler of even calls it “a brilliantly designed game, with perfected Wii motion controls,” while’s Brian Ekberg hails it as “…an intense and challenging game, one that isn’t skimping when it comes to making the most of the Wii’s various control possibilities.”

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption is rated T for Teen. For more information about the Month of Metroid, please visit

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Video of the Day: August 15, 2007

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Video of the day

Trip to the Game Store: August, 15 2007

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

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Not really anything big today, I went the store a picked up Madden NFL ’08. I also reserved Guitar Hero III with controller, and NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams.

Zoo Tycoon 2 DS

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007


I’ve played Zoo Tycoon on both the DS and the Pc.I found them both moderately entertaining. Today THQ announced they are going to release a sequal to the Nintendo DS Version.

The World’s Most Popular Zoo Simulation Game Returns to Nintendo DS(TM) with THQ’s Zoo Tycoon 2 DS

Players Can Build the Zoo of Their Dreams as They Encounter a Menagerie of Exotic New Animals, More Environments and Exciting New Features

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 15, 2007–THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) today announced Zoo Tycoon(R) 2 DS, based on the game published by Microsoft Game Studios and one of the most popular Windows PC-based life simulation franchises ever, is scheduled to make the brand’s second appearance on the Nintendo DS(TM) in early 2008. Developed by Altron, Zoo Tycoon 2 DS includes improved gameplay and new features that will captivate fans of the life simulation genre, as well as animal lovers who have long dreamed of running their own zoo. THQ’s original Zoo Tycoon DS game has become one of the top selling DS titles, having sold-in more than half a million units in the U.S., according to The NPD Group, since its initial launch.

In Zoo Tycoon 2 DS, players will create the zoo of their dreams while collecting and caring for their favorite animals from every continent. The game features three game modes including Zoo Designer Mode, Zoo Director Mode and all new Zookeeper Mode which gives players the ability to view and care for three-dimensional versions of animals. Zoo Tycoon 2 DS also features new animals and environments, as well as complete use of the touch screen and DS Stylus(TM) for all zoo activities, ranging from zoo construction to purchasing animals. Players can also exchange zoo data with friends via multicard play and compete to see who can build the best zoo.

For more information about Zoo Tycoon 2 DS and the rest of THQ’s line-up of games, please visit

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Released Today: August 15, 2007

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

Nintendo DS

  • ATV / Monster Truck Mayhem

Xbox 360

  • Hexic 2
  • Ecco the Dolphin

SSBB: Stickers

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007


That’s right, stickers. It appears that stickers in Brawl are going to replace the trophies of Super Smash Bros. Melee. As you collect the stickers, they are put in your sticker album.
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Smash Bros. DOJO!!!