'MX vs. ATV Untamed' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 9:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MX vs. ATV Untamed features bigger, more populated outdoor open-world environments, an X-cross career mode showcasing all eight vehicles and the all-new EnduroCross mode pitting gamers against logs, rocks, mud-pits and more, and illustrating the full potential of the game's Rhythm Racing physics engine.

Various Game Trailers #1227

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 9:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:

  • Voltage [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer
  • Viking: Battle For Asgard [PS3/X360] - Trailer #2
  • Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed [PSP/PS2/Wii] - Cinematic Intro
  • Burnout Paradise [PS3/X360] - Demo Trailer


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Tiberium' (PS3/X360/PC) Brings Command & Conquer Back to the FPS Genre

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 9:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

C&C has been an RTS powerhouse for over a decade, but in 2002 EA tried to bring the series into the FPS genre with C&C: Renegade with little success. Now five years later EA is making another attempt with Tiberium according to GameInformer's Jan. 2008 issue. Set 11 years after the 3rd Tiberium war, the new game is a squad-based action FPS, where you control various units, such as missile infantry and Orcas. Tiberium will be a mix of Ghost Recon, Battlefield and Rainbow Six, set in the C&C Universe.

Perpetual Entertainment Sued over Breach of Contract, Fraud

by Judy on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 6:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kohnke Communications, the public relations firm that handled Perpetual Entertainment's Gods and Heroes campaign, is suing the developer over breach of contract, fraudulent transfer of assets and other violations for $80,000 to $290,000 in damages. According to court documents revealed by Ten Ton Hammer, Kohnke alleges that Perpetual transferred the Star Trek Online license to a newly created company and canceled Gods and Heroes as a way of evading creditors.

'Street Fighter IV' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screen

by Judy on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 4:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Street Fighter IV is the first new entry in Capcom's fighting game series in nearly eight years, following Street Fighter III Third Strike. Street Fighter IV promises to deliver an extraordinary experience that will re-introduce the world to the time-honored art of virtual martial arts.

'Kart Attack' (PS3/X360/PC) Revealed - Screens

by Judy on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 3:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Kart Attack (working title) is a new racing game for Xbox Live Arcade, the Playstation Network and Games for Windows - Live. Currently being developed by Blimey Games, the title lets you challenge opponents online, try to beat the intelligent AI characters or improve your own times at one of the exclusive themed circuits.

Time Magazine Picks 'Halo 3' (X360) as Top Game of 2007

by Judy on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 3:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Time Magazine has compiled a list of its top 10 video game picks for the year. The usual suspects are present and accounted for (Bioshock, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Mass Effect, The Orange Box, Rock Band, Super Mario Galaxy), and there are a couple of surprises (Ace Combat 6 and God of War II), but Halo 3 takes Time Magazine's top honors. "In one of the greatest years video gaming has ever seen, Halo 3 is the very best of the bunch."

'Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition' (PS2) - 8 New Screens

by Judy on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 2:53 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eat, Sleep, Play, founded by God of War's David Jaffe and Warhawk's Scott Campbell, is working on Twisted Metal: Head On featuring enhanced graphics, playable Sweet Tooth character, lost levels from the never released Twisted Metal: Black Part II and a documentary on the series.

'Lost Odyssey' (X360) Gets Pre-Order Incentive

by Judy on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 2:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lost Odyssey is the story of Kaim, an immortal character who has lived more than 1,000 years, doesn't remember his past and doesn't know where his future lies. Kaim's journey will lead players through a dramatic story of massive scale. Pre-order Lost Odyssey, and get a download code for an additional mission and unlockable weapon.

'Secret Files 2' - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 12:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Secret Files 2 is a point-and-click adventure game based on mysterious phenomena around the world. As a follow-up to Secret Files: Tunguska, the sequel takes on a different mystery in a totally different location ....

'Fury' Drops Subscription, Becomes Free to Play

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 10:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fury is a competitive online RPG, taking the best elements of an MMO — combat, advancement and teamwork — and blends them with the best elements of an FPS: instant action, fast pacing and diverse game types. With the launch of the Age of the Chosen free content update (Dec. 14), Fury will become free to download/play.

'WipEout Pulse' (PSP) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 10:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WipEout Pulse is Sony's latest installment in its anti-gravity combat racing series, featuring 24 new tracks, 8 teams, 7 adrenaline-fuelled game modes, wireless multiplayer, downloadable packs including new tracks, ships and tunes...

Bioware Licenses Mogware's Automation Toolset

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mogware announced that BioWare has licensed MOG, Mogware's recently launched automation toolset, to be used in the development of an unannounced title using Epic's Unreal Engine 3.

'Iridium Runners' (PS2) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games announced a new twist on the racing genre in the form of Iridium Runners, placing gamers in a futuristic world where they are literally running for their lives.

'Dungeon Runners' Free Update #2 Adds New Content & In-Game Ads

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dungeon Runners is a fast-paced multiplayer action/RPG experience where you take on the role of a brave hero and explore dangerous dungeons, battle ferocious monsters, and discover unique items! This second update adds in-game advertising in non-member worlds, more bank space for members, item trading, increased access to prime loot, and overall PvE/PvP refinements.

'Hot Shots Golf 5' (PS3) Facts & Features - Screen

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Showcasing high definition graphics along with new, more accurate golf physics, Hot Shots Golf 5 offers up a new level of immersion to the franchise’s signature over-the-top visuals and pick up and play action.

'Wonderworld Amusement Park' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco announced Wonderworld Amusement Park, developed by Coyote Console, bringing to life a fully 3D world of games, rides and prizes across multiple themed areas that players can explore with personalized avatars.

'God of War: Chains of Olympus' (PSP) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 9:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With the world plunged in eternal darkness and the Gods rendered powerless, Kratos will face the most feared creatures of Greek mythology, and ultimately be forced to choose between his own personal redemption and saving the ancient world from certain destruction.

'The Settlers: Rise of an Empire' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Settlers VI will focus on building larger and more fortified cities as well as planning and optimization in a medieval world. Attributes that are typical of the series are once again the focus of the game, create magnificent cities and inhabit them with hundreds of settlers going about their daily lives.

Bring Your 'World of Warcraft' Character into the Real World

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 5:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Former Microsoft Game Studios Vice President Ed Fries has partnered with Blizzard and launched FigurePrints, a premium service that allows World of Warcraft players to create real-life 3D statues of the individual characters they play in the game.

'Sunrise' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 5:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sunrise is an adventure game with a gripping, story, entertainment and interactivity. Rydec, Brian and Max are three friends from New York with a great plan: a better life and then on to the Nobel Prize. Having spent innumerable late nights working on inventing something unique, on the night of their presentation, something goes wrong ...

'MLB 08 The Show' (PSP/PS2/PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 5:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Reflecting on the history of the franchise, the SCEA San Diego Studios development team went into this season looking to build upon the history and success of the franchise, by raising the level of authenticity and realism, and creating the perfect blend of features and unique gameplay opportunities.

'Patapon' (PSP) Coming to North America - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 5:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Patapon is a 2D platform/action adventure game that transforms players into a mystical leader in charge of guiding a tribe of small, quirky warriors called Patapons. Through an innovative use of musical beats, players will march the Patapons against opposing armies and gigantic monsters in an attempt to find the far end of the world.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Gets Punk Song Pack

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 4:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rock Band allows you to perform famous rock music with your friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and vocals, as well as online. Harmonix has released another downloadable song pack on Xbox Live with 3 classic punk tracks: I Fought the Law (The Clash), Rockaway Beach (Ramones) and a cover from Buzzcocks' Ever Fallen in Love (160 points each, 440/bundle).

'Final Fantasy IV' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 4:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FF IV DS is a complete remake of the original 1991 SNES title (after which it appeared on the PSOne/GBA), featuring 3D graphics, redesigned characters, monsters, and cut scenes, as well as new elements, such as an "evolved" version of its active battle system.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 4:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

'No More Heroes' (Wii) Gets No More Blood

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 3:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In No More Heroes you play a hardcore anime fan who takes it upon himself to murder the top assassin's in the world, using the Wiimote to wield your beam sword and kill off enemies in gruesome ways. Similar to the Japanese edition, the UK/European version of No More Heroes will be censored, and feature no violent killings and blood. The French/North American versions remain intact...

'2 Days To Vegas' Narrows Down Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Steel Monkeys' 2 Days to Vegas is a story-driven, third-person action-adventure game. The thrill-a-minute story is crammed full of car chases, shootouts and unexpected twists, to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the game.

'Halo 3' Heroic Map Pack (X360) Now On Xbox Live Marketplace

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Halo 3 players will be able to continue the fight as Microsoft has released the Heroic Map Pack, three all new multiplayer maps for its recent sci-fi FPS, the first in a series of downloadable content from Bungie Studios to come via Xbox LIVE.

'Empire of Sports' Closed Beta Launched - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 2:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire of Sports is an MMORPG built entirely around sport, designed to allow players around the world to simultaneously exist in an online universe, where their alter egos socially interact, train, compete, attend events and acquire the goods and services they need to build a parallel sporting existence.

Xbox Live Marketplace Video Launched In Five New Territories

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 2:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Following a successful launch in the United States last year, all Xbox 360 owners connected to the internet in Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom can now download to rent both high definition and standard definition movies direct to their console using Xbox LIVE Marketplace Video Store.

PC Review - 'Unreal Tournament 3'

by Reggie Carolipio on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In UT3, you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled by human contestants online or by AI, fought with the most powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles.

'Gran Turismo 5 Prologue' (PS3) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 1:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, a prequel to the full GT 5 release, will be available for download, and on Blu-ray. GT 5 Prologue will sport improved AI, and for the first time include multiplayer up to 16 cars, with integrated with online features, such as a profile editor and an online event calendar.

'Alarm for Cobra 11: Crash Time' - Developer Interview

by Rainier on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

Daring stunts, spectacular crashes, thrilling criminal cases: All fans of the racing genre will easily fall in love with the newest game originating from the original RTL TV-Show “Alarm for Cobra 11”. Synetic's Andreas Leicht gives us a few more details on the Euro racer ...

Wii Review - 'Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on Dec. 11, 2007 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution is a North American Wii exclusive title, and will include characters that have never been featured in the Clash of Ninja game series. The game will follow the storyline of the TV series and will take advantage of the Wiimote in fast-paced ninja action for up to 4 players in 9 different gameplay modes.