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MTV Games And Jerry Bruckheimer Sign Explosive Deal

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 9:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MTV Games announced an exclusive deal with movie and TV producer Jerry Bruckheimer to build a game incubation studio where a team of experienced video game experts, artists and storytellers will seek out and deliver new game concepts and intellectual property.

'Warhawk: Operation Omega Dawn' (PS3) Takes Off Dec. 20 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 6:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Operation: Omega Dawn is the first downloadable expansion pack for Warhawk, delivering a new gameplay experience that expands the title’s strategic gameplay elements by offering a new world to explore and introducing a unique aircraft: the KT-424 Combat Dropship.

Valve Adds Gift Purchases to Steam

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 6:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today Valve introduces the ability to purchase any game on Steam and send it as a gift to anyone in the world. To send a gift, customers simply select one of the games on Steam and then indicate that the purchase is a gift at checkout. Within minutes, an e-card is delivered directly to the recipient's inbox. If the recipient is new to Steam, they'll receive everything they need to get started.

Various Game Trailers #1231

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 6:28 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:

  • Burnout Paradise [PS3/X360] - Guns 'N Roses Trailer
  • Devil May Cry 4 [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer #9 [JAP]
  • Frontlines: Fuel of War [PS3/X360/PC] - Airstrike Trailer
  • Agon: The Lost Sword of Toledo - Trailer
  • Ankh: Battle of the Gods - Trailer #2


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

'Art of Murder: FBI Confidential' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 4:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Art of Murder: FBI Confidential, created by by the team who made Schizm, Sentinel and Reah, is a point & click adventure where the player takes on the role of an FBI agent, whose task is to solve a series of macabre murders of wealthy, well-to-do citizens.

Take Two Preliminary 2008 Release Schedule Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In its latest financial results statement, Take Two revealed a preliminary release schedule for its 2008 lineup, with GTA IV coming in Q2 2008 (Feb-April), as well as Borderlands, Bully: Scholarship Edition, Carnival Games (NDS), Don King Presents: Prizefighter, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, MLB 2K8, NBA 2K9 and Sid Meier's Civilization: Revolution.

'Duke Nukem Forever' Trailer Coming Tomorrow - Screen

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 3:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This is not an early/misplaced April Fool's joke; 3D Realms' George Broussard revealed that tomorrow, it will release the first Duke Nukem Forever footage since 2001. At the company Christmas party, some 3D Realms employees surprised attendees with a teaser trailer. The decision was then made to share it with the public, and while it's just a teaser, rest assured that more is coming. Come back tomorrow around noon (CST), 10am (PST), or 7pm Euro time...

'Rock Band' (ALL) Gets Three New Downloadable Songs

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 3:00 p.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 three individual downloadable song on Xbox Live, Radiohead's My Iron Lung, Weezer's Buddy Holly, and a cover of Pretenders' Brass in Pocket (160 points each).

'Need for Speed ProStreet' (ALL) - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 1:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA is introducing a new Need for Speed version that drives the racing/tuner series in a new direction, where you’re thrust to compete head to head against the best street racers in a multitude of racing showdowns. This v1.1 brings your retail game to v1.1, adding LAN multiplayer capabilities.

'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 12:39 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Alone in the Dark returns with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through the use of state-of-the-art real-time physics and unprecedented environmental interaction combining to deliver an exhilarating action-orientated experience within a highly detailed, open environment.

'LEGO Racers' Coming to A Browser Near You

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 12:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NetDevil announces a new web games division, along with the development of a new web-based flash title for children based off the popular LEGO Racers brand of toy products.

'N+' (NDS/PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 12:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari's N+, successor to the flash ninja game N, offers equal parts platformer and action gameplay with incredibly fluid animation, fast action, amazing acrobatics and instant playability.

'World in Conflict' - v1.005 Level Editor/Mod SDK Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 11:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

World in Conflict is an RTS that delivers action and coordinated team play amidst a showdown between the Soviet Union and the US. Massive has released an updated SDK toolkit, allowing modders to create their own content, as well as a new level editor, compatible with the recent v1.005 patch.

'Supreme Commander' (X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 10:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gas Powered Games' strategy game Supreme Commander is coming to the Xbox 360, which has been confirmed as being under development by Aspyr and Hellbent Games.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 9:59 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:

'Populous DS' (NDS) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Currently only scheduled for release in Japan, Populous is considered one of the first games in the strategy/god games genre since its conception on the Amiga in the late 80s. EA is bringing the classic back on the NDS making use of the dual screen, new god powers and multiplayer for up to 4 players.

Unreal Engine 3 Integrates Beast Illumination System

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Illuminate Labs announced a licensing agreement with Epic Games to incorporate its global illumination system into Epic's Unreal Engine 3, making its technology immediately available to any publishers or developers that license UE3.

38 Studios Snags Former EA Director As Vice President

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 9:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

38 Studios, founded by Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, announced that Michael Kosenski has been appointed Vice President of Product Development. Kosenski will oversee all aspects of the game development process, working closely with President and CEO Brett Close, Vice President of Creative Development Scott Cuthbertson, and CTO Jon Laff.

'Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Chessmaster: Grandmaster Edition, Josh Waitzkin, International Master and eight-time National Chess Champion, coaches you to grasp the basic fundamentals of chess and to master the game through exciting courses and tutorials.

2008 E3 Media & Business Summit Going Back to L.A.

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 7:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Entertainment Software Association announced today that it is moving its E3 Media & Business Summit from last year's Santa Monica location, back to the L.A. Convention Center, home of the former E3. Taking place from July 15 – 17, 2008, E3M&BS will still be a trade-only event, unlike E for All, and will be open to ESA members and outsiders alike. Similar to last year, attendance at all events, meetings, and demonstrations will be by invitation only

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 6:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground, with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. The music propels the game into high speed action with 40 major artists including Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction, Jimmy Eat World, Soundgarden, Twisted Sister, etc.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (X360/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 5:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.

Playlogic Signs 'Dimensity'

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 5:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dagger Games' Dimensity combines dynamic hack & slash features with classic role-play and modern strategic elements. It invites you to take journeys, lead armies, achieve goals and unveil mysteries by involving yourself in unpredictable struggles.

'Tiberium' (PS3/X360/PC) Officially Announced - Screen

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 4:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA's Tiberium is an intense tactical action and visceral first-person shooter set in a stunning sci-fi world with spectacular visual effects and dramatic environments. Tiberium takes players on an adventure through an environmentally-devastated world and places them in the heart of an epic battle for control this powerful energy source.

'Vanguard: Saga of Heroes' Finalizes Game Update #3

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 4:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is an MMORPG with a vast, seamless, immersive virtual world filled with elements of familiar High Fantasy, including traditional themes and more. SOE has completed rolling out its update #3, giving players more customizing options with raid group management tools, new raid specific content, more than 50 new quests, six new islands for player housing, and special holiday gifts including a flying Reindeer mount!

'Heroes over Europe' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 3:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Mile Entertainment announces Heroes over Europe, an action/flight game developed by Transmission Games (formerly known as IR Gurus). Powered by an all-new engine, Heroes over Europe revisits the action in the key European air battles of WWII, following the stories of three allied pilots and their actions in the war, from the invasion of France to the devastation of Berlin in 1945.

'StarCraft II' TF-620 Nomad Unit Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 3:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game.

'Flight Simulator X' - Service Patch 2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Flight Simulator X is the 10th installment in the long running franchise, featuring jaw-dropping realism and exciting new content. Microsoft has released SP2 makes FSX multiplayer compatibility with FSX: Acceleration and includes virtual cockpit shadowing, HDR bloom, water enhancements, and efficiency improvements to increase performance in some areas.

'A Stroke of Fate' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 1:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A Stroke of Fate is an interactive detective story set in the authentic surroundings of 1940s fascist Germany. The gamer has a unique opportunity to conduct a compelling investigation of the most mysterious secret veiled by the 20th century – Adolf Hitler's premature death.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Soldier of Fortune: Payback'

by Reggie Carolipio on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 1:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Soldier of Fortune Payback continues with the organization know as The Shop where players take on the role of a hired mercenary, blasting their way through high-intensity combat situations in the world's most dangerous hot spots in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

PS2 Review - 'Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3'

by Matthew Szlapka on Dec. 18, 2007 @ 12:21 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

DBZ: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 delivers an extreme 3D fighting experience, improving upon last year's game with over 150 playable characters, enhanced fighting techniques, beautifully refined effects and shading techniques, making each character's effects more realistic, and over 20 battle stages.