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'Most Anticipated Games of 2008' - Part 1

by Judy on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 8:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After much deliberation, voting and tallying, we have finally completed our top 20, what we think will be some of the most promising games for the upcoming year. We're starting with titles ranked 11-20, so come back tomorrow for the top 10. Head on over to our Most Anticipated Games of 2008 section for the results!

Various Game Trailers #1254

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 8:03 a.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:

  • SEGA Superstars Tennis [ALL] - Trailer
  • Requiem: Bloodymare - Trailer
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games [NDS] - Trailer


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

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 7:41 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.

PC Review - 'Swashbucklers: Blue vs. Grey'

by Reggie Carolipio on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 7:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Swashbucklers: Blue vs. Grey is a naval action RPG set in the time of last pirate renaissance on the Caribbean. Smuggle, trade, fight, choose your side and become the region's most notorious captain!

Brazil Bans 'Counter-Strike' and 'EverQuest'

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 7:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Back in October 2007 Brazilian federal court ordered a ban on Counter-Strike and EverQuest, claiming they incited violence, are addictive as drugs according to some psychologists and thus deemed harmful to consumers' health, but judge Carlos Alberto Simoes' ruling was only implemented until earlier this week. A region specific version of CS allows players to take on the perspective of either a police officer or a narcotrafficker in Rio de Janeiro's infamously crime-ridden slums.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky' - New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 6:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is the official prequel to its survival FPS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, bringing the players one year prior to the events of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game in 2011.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' (PS3/X360/PC) Canceled on PS3 ?

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 6:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop, two superpower alliances emerge. Join the battle on the frontlines of tomorrow as the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance. Reports have come in that Gamestop & EBGames have been notified the PS3 version is canceled, listings seem to have been removed from their respective web sites, and admins on the Kaos Studios forums are not denying it.

20. 'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames' (PS2/PS3/X360/PC)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames is an explosive open-world action game set in a massive, highly reactive, war-torn world. A power-hungry tyrant messes with Venezuela's oil supply, sparking an invasion that turns the country into a war zone.

But for you, international crisis is all upside: You are a mercenary, and you profit from chaos. Mercenaries 2 features a slew of potential clients, all willing to pay you to do their dirty work. Dirty deeds, done for exorbitant fees. These are world powers with deep pockets, deep grudges and enough arms and ammo to start World War III. This is your kind of environment.

19. 'Lego Batman' (Wii/PS2/PS3/X360/PC)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

LEGO Batman features all of the characters from the LEGO Batman construction sets, plus a few new additions. Gamers will have the ability to roam the streets of LEGO Gotham City as Batman or Robin, and even take control of the villains while manipulating gadgets and building and operating fantastic vehicles in one- or two-person co-op gameplay.

18. 'Ghostbusters: The Videogame' (NDS/Wii/PS2/PS3/X360/PC)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

All four members of the movie team (Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis) will lend their voices and likenesses to the game, which is set in the '90s after Ghostbusters II. Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets, players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal plague.

17. 'Devil May Cry 4' (PS3/X360/PC)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

In Devil May Cry 4 Capcom's gun-slinging demon hunter Dante is back, but this fourth chapter introduces a new hero, Nero, who possesses a demonic arm that can pull in enemies or use them as projectiles.

16. 'Alan Wake' (X360/PC)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

Set in the deceptively idyllic town of Bright Falls, Washington, Alan Wake places gamers in the role of the best-selling suspense author, Alan Wake. He escapes to this small town to recover from the mysterious disappearance of his fiancée. In Bright Falls Wake comes face to face with his darkest nightmares.

15. 'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

Brütal Legend is a 3rd person Action/Adventure game starring Jack Black in the role of roadie Eddie Riggs, who sets on an epic quest to build an army of rockers with only a broad axe, a big block V8 and his faithful guitar in hand.

14. 'Left 4 Dead' (X360/PC)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants.

13. 'Soul Calibur IV' (PS3/X360)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

Swords will be honed and weapons optimized in Soulcalibur IV, as it delivers new gameplay modes, characters and enhanced features with unprecedented 3D modeling and animation, making it the definitive fighting game experience.

12. 'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

LittleBigPlanet is a new PS3 community-based game with a hugely innovative concept behind it. Players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots -- and use their character's amazing abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network.

11. 'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

A sequel to the original Xbox title, Ninja Gaiden 2 has players once again assuming the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they guide the ninja hero on a quest to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race.

10. 'Mario Kart Wii' (Wii)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

Mario and his beloved pals make a spectacular return in Mario Kart Wii, providing the most action-packed, adrenaline-filled racing fun ever seen in the series. Players have to master a host of 16 new tracks in addition to 16 classic tracks from previous Mario Kart games.

9. 'Street Fighter IV' (TBD)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

Super Street Fighter IV features the full roster of 25 characters from Street Fighter IV such as Ryu, Ken, Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte and Rufus, while adding about eight characters new to the world of Street Fighter IV, such as classic combatants from previous SF games like T. Hawk as well as all-new characters such as the mysterious and deadly female fighter, Juri.

8. 'Fable 2' (X360)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

Set 500 years after the original game, Fable 2 will offer even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose.

7. 'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' (NDS/PSP/Wii/PS2/PS3/X360)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

Set between the largely unexplored era between Ep III and Ep IV, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy.

6. 'StarCraft II' (PC)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

StarCraft II features 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.

5. 'Spore' (NDS/Wii/PC)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race, becoming a global civilization and choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade, be nice or play rough!

4. 'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

Rockstar's open-ended crime series returns to New York situated around the Eastern European protagonist Nikolai. The PC edition features a replay editor with Rockstar Social Club integration, expanded multiplayer, higher resolution, and match filtering.

3. 'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is Nintendo's latest incarnation in the popular Super Smash Bros. series of titles, featuring all-new characters ranging from Kirby and Wario to Samus and even Metal Gear Solid's Snake.

2. 'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' (PS3)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

MGS4: Guns of the Patriots is set in a war-torn future where huge conglomerates, including those in the Middle East and South America, fight for supremacy using armies of hand-picked mercenaries.

1. 'Fallout 3' (PS3/X360/PC)

by Rainier on Jan. 19, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PST | Filed under Misc Events - Most Anticipated Games of 2008

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence.