'Lost Odyssey' (X360) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 8:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lost Odyssey is the story of Kaim, an immortal character who has lived more than 1,000 years and doesn’t remember his past and doesn’t know where his future lies. Throughout Kaim’s journey, a handful of characters will join him on an odyssey to discover their intricate past and destiny, leading players through a dramatic story of massive scale.

PlayStation Store Update Games, DLCs and Demo

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 8:02 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out a new PlayStation Store content, starting with 3 new tracks for Rockband (Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden, Interstate Love Song - Stone Temple Pilots, and Die, All Right! – The Hives). A demo for Kane & Lynch, two addon packs for Folklore, a remake of Stardust in HD, classic PSOne title Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, vehicle unlock codes for Need for Speed ProStreet, and a flurry of trailers and themes.

'Requiem: Bloodymare' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 5:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gravity Interactive, known for Ragnarok Online, is kicking it up a notch in the new year and announced it is bringing Requiem: Bloodymare to North America. This new MMO, designed for a mature audience, melds elements of horror, fantasy and sci-fi and introduces a world where the misuse of science and magic has warped the natural world into a twisted vision of death.

SCi-Eidos Ends Merger Talks, Delays Games, 'Kane & Lynch' Hits 1 Million

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 5:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos parent company SCi announced it no longer believes a sale of the company is in its best interest, and also updated its 2008 release schedule, delaying 4 of its 10 2008 titles until the end of the year, with the most prominent being Tomb Raider: Underworld, (previously on PC, PS3 and X360, now also on NDS, Wii and PS2). Eidos revealed that controversial Kane & Lynch has sold more than 1 million copies since launch.

'Overclocked' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 5:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Overclocked, developed by House of Tales team, known for The Moment of Silence, is a psychological thriller which uses many technical innovations and a surprising narrative approach to form an eerily real gaming experience.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (X360/PC) Collectors Edition Revealed

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 4:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a brutal multiplayer end-game. In addition to the game itself, the box comes with an art book, original soundtrack, bonus DVD, faux leather map of Hyboria, priceless in-game items and 5 additional game keys that can be given to friends.

'SEGA Superstars Tennis' (ALL) - 38 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 3:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA Superstars Tennis is a game that brings together some of the most treasured and well known characters from the SEGA universe, in some of the most unusual courts and outrageous settings ever imagined.

Sony Phasing Out 20/60GB PS3 Units In Japan

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 3:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

According to Reuters, Sony Japan will discontinue the 20- and 60-gigabyte PS3s and instead focus on the 40GB model. In North America, the 20GB version was terminated barely months after launch, and now only the 40 and 80 GB are available, while the UK is also phasing out the 60GB edition in favor of the 40GG one. The draw for the medium-sized version is that it's cheaper to manufacture, but it lacks any backward compatibility with old PS2 titles. Sony, however, said it will launch new models to respond to end-user preferences sometime in the future.

'Mirror's Edge' (PS3/X360/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 3:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Mirror's Edge is in development at EA DICE's studio in Stockholm, a revolutionary new take on the First Person Action Adventure category.

Various Game Trailers #1246

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 3:00 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:

  • Advance Wars: Days of Ruin [NDS] - Trailer
  • Frontlines: Fuel of War [PS3/X360/PC] - Headshots Trailer
  • Turok [ALL] - The Making Of Trailer #1
  • Sins of A Solar Empire - Trailer #3


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available.

'Prey' - v1.4 Patch & Linux Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 1:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

3DRealms has released a new patch for Human Head's sci-fi FPS Prey. This update brings your retail game to v1.4 patch and includes compatibility files for the Japanese release of Prey and removes the disc check from the game.

'Crusaders: Thy Kingdom Come' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 1:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crusaders: Thy Kingdom Come is an RTS that chronicles the trials and tribulations of the first crusaders and recreates its most important battles. From Constantinople to Jerusalem, you will become a part of the First Crusades in this historical recreation.

Thursday, January 10, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 1:42 p.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:

'Viking: Battle For Asgard' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 11:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA's Viking: Battle For Asgard, developed by The Creative Assembly, is a hack'n slasher where you, as Skarin, a new iconic gaming hero, get to experience the violent yet spectacular world of the Vikings and their gods.

'Burnout 3: Takedown' (Xbox) Downloadable On Xbox Live

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout 3 features a unique 'crash and burn' racing concept and a special effects engine that delivers spectacular visuals. The intensity heats up as players race, and often crash, their way through oncoming traffic in an attempt to claim the top spot. Burnout 3 Takedown wil be available on Xbox Originals starting this Monday, Jan. 14th for 1200 points.

'Beijing 2008' (ALL) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 11:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA's Beijing 2008: the Official Video Game of the Olympic Games will be an authentic simulation of over 35 events from the upcoming Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and will allow gamers to experience the thrill of competing in many of the official venues.

Microsoft Looking to Buy Logitech?

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Logitech shares surged 12 % today amid speculation that Microsoft might be preparing to acquired the Swiss-based computer peripherals maker. While neither party gave any comment on the rumor, Logitech co-founder Daniel Borel, the biggest shareholder, said he was not interested in selling, but with only 6% of the shares he would neither be able nor prevent a sale of the company.

'MapleStory' Gets New Play Area and Jobs - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 10:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MapleStory is an online adventure game that centers around the "Maple World," allowing players to combat monsters and develop their characters' skills and abilities in an immense platform-inspired persistent world. MapleStory Europe is getting new content, an extensive new play area based on the city of Singapore, and the game’s third-tier of job advancement.

Ubisoft Brings 'Soulcalibur IV' And 'Soulcalibur Legends' (Wii) to Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 10:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced has signed an agreement with Namco Bandai Europe to distribute Soulcalibur IV on the X360 and PS3, and Soulcalibur Legends exclusively on Wii. Both games will hit stores across Europe and other PAL territories in summer 2008.

'Arctic Stud Poker Run' Announced - Screens & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment announced a North American publishing deal for Arctic Stud Poker Run, an arcade-style combat racing game promising a revolutionary multi-player battle experience.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v4.5 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v4.5 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

'They' (PS3/X360/PC) Is Meant to Be Played - Screen

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 9:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'They' is a first person mystery shooter featuring a technically future minded 3D engine with next generation effects, brand new gameplay elements and a revolutionary weapon system to survive the challenges ahead! NVIDIA has signed Metropolis Software shooter to its developer relations program.

Valve Acquires Turtle Rock Studios

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 9:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve announced is has acquired Orange County-based Turtle Rock Studios, the development house behind Left 4 Dead.

'Lost Empire: Immortals' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's 4X strategy game Lost Empire: Immortals is set in space featuring six playable races, each with their own compelling storyline who battle for domination of a vast empire.

UK Software Market Shows Staggering Growth

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to ELSPA 2007 was an unprecedented year for the UK games industry with a staggering 16% increase on units sold, lead by Xbox 360, from the previous year taking the total to a whopping 75.9 million units sold.

'Devil May Cry 4' (PS3/X360/PC) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 6:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Devil May Cry 4 is the fourth installment in Capcom's series starring Dante, the gunslinging demon hunter. DMC4 will introduce a new hero, Nero, who possesses a demonic arm that can pull in enemies or use them as projectiles.

'Ford Racing Off Road' (PSP/PS2/Wii/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 5:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ford Racing Off Road takes the franchise away from the tracks and urban streets of its predecessors to rugged and tough terrain for the very first time. Ford Racing Off Road also marks the introduction of the prestigious Land Rover brand, which, like Ford, has a long heritage of producing pioneering off road vehicles.

'Naruto: Ninja Destiny' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 5:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Naruto: Ninja Destiny, the first-ever head-to-head 3D Naruto fighting game for the NDS, will pit characters from the hit Naruto series against each other in high-energy combat. Players will use both screens for innovative, unique gameplay featuring trademark ninja moves and the cinematic special techniques of the Naruto world.

'Death Track: Resurrection' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 5:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Death Track: Resurrection is a combat racing title that plunges players into the not too distant future when the world is in chaos. The population is tired of traditional sports. Replaced by far more aggressive, violent and thrilling types of entertainment the public screams for more.

'PDC World Championship Darts 2008' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 5:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PDC World Championship Darts provides an authentic ‘as seen on TV’ adaptation of the UK’s best loved home-grown sport, now starring even more Champions, a full line up of electrifying tournaments, exceptional graphic enhancements, and even more play modes than previous installments.

'MLB 08 The Show' (PSP/PS2/PS3) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 5:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The SCEA San Diego Studios development team went into this season looking to raise the level of authenticity and realism, and create the perfect blend of features and unique gameplay opportunities.

'Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker' (NDS) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 4:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hop on your sea scooter and navigate the seven isles of the Green Bays archipelago as you scout, train and synthesize a colorful array of over 200 classic Dragon Quest monsters. Previously scheduled as early 2008, DQM: Joker is coming to Europe March 14th, 2008.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Concept Process Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 3:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Spellborn, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, it uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine. Lead Content Designer Michael Wolf Visser explains how they take a concept from paper and bring it to the computer screen.

'Beautiful Katamari' (X360) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 3:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari is bringing Beautiful Katamari, the latest installment in the eccentric and adored series, to Europe in February with a full Katamari quota of delicious high-definition graphics, an original ear-massaging soundtrack, and all-new online multiplayer features.

'Bully: Scholarship Edition' (Wii/X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 3:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bully: Scholarship Edition tells the story of 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he experiences the highs and lows of adjusting to a new school. Eight new missions, four new school classes (biology, music, math and geography), new unlockable items and clothing, new two-player off-line minigames, new awards and Achievements.

Boston Red Sox Star Trading In Pitching for Games

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 2:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling never hid the fact he loved gaming, and when he formed Green Monster Games in 2006, to be renamed into 38 Studios earlier this year, it came as no surprise his first project is an MMORPG under the codename Copernicus. Presenting the new title at CES, Curt Schilling, who has since teamed up with sci-fi author R.A. Salvatore and comic book/action figure creator Todd MacFarlane, revealed that this will be his last season as a professional baseball player, after which he will focus all his attention on developing games.

'Iron Grip: Warlord' Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 2:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Iron Grip: Warlord, using the Quake 3 engine, blends RTS and FPS gameplay, where you must employ urban guerrilla tactics to fight off the hordes. Protect your city at all costs, by building defense structures, setting traps, and taking the enemy on yourself.

PSP Review - 'Manhunt 2'

by Tom Baker on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 2:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Manhunt 2 an experiment at a secret research facility has gone catastrophically wrong. Daniel Lamb and Leo Kasper are the only surviving subjects. The Pickman Project will stop at nothing to hunt them down and stop the truth from getting out.

PC Review - 'Painkiller: Overdose'

by Keith Durocher on Jan. 10, 2008 @ 2:31 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

What started out as a mod, Painkiller: Overdose will offer the gamer a completely new single player experience, including new levels, new weapons and new end bosses!