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'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 9:27 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1239

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 9:02 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:

  • Furu Furu Park [Wii] - Trailer


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

'Rocket Bowl' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 8:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A refreshing twist on a classic sport, Rocket Bowl offers a 50’s style retro-futuristic vibe, out-of-this-world courses and rocket-powered bowling balls; Rocket Bowl rolls a perfect game of fun on the Xbox Live Arcade. Players will compete in tournaments, challenge their friends in multiplayer, test their skills in mini-games and more!

'Haze' (ALL) Coming in March ?

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 8:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Haze puts you in the boots of a new recruit in the privately run Mantel army. Your conflict begins in a war-torn country where you have been sent to fight a vicious rebel faction, the Promise Hand. Recently pushed back until the first half of 2008, a few weeks ago Ubisoft's webstore listed August 2008, which has now been changed to March 2008, same as GameStop's new date.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 3:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

PSP Getting Skype/Voice Chat Support?

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 3:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While the Consumer Electronics Show doesn't start until next week (Jan. 7 - 10 in Las Vegas), Sony has already put up its CES 2008 website showing off its latest electronic products, including the PS3 and PSP. While details are still limited, the PSP section of the site does reveal a possible new feature to be unveiled at the show, support for Skype's free online voice chat/phone service. Sony recently brought a microphone on the market for the PSP, so adding Skype support through a firmware update is likely.

'SEGA Superstars Tennis' (ALL) - 83 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 1:50 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.

'Team Fortress 2' Free Weekend .. But Only In Germany

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 1:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Team Fortress 2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next-gen animation technology, persistent player statistics, etc... All gamers in Germany may experience the Team Fortress 2 Free Weekend via Steam January 4th through 6th.

'Halo Wars' (X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 11:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Designed exclusively for the X360 by Ensemble Studios, known for the Age of Empires series, Halo Wars is a strategy game based on the Halo universe. Players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind.

'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune' (PS3) Sequel Confirmed

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 11:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In search of the centuries old fabled treasure of El Dorado, Nathan Drake becomes stranded on the island and hunted by mercenaries. Outnumbered and outgunned, Drake and his companions must fight to survive as they begin to unravel the terrible secrets hidden on the Island. In an interview with French LCI, Naughty Dog VP Christophe Balestra confirmed a sequel is planned, and development will commence soon.

'Bionic Commando' (PS3/X360/PC) - 20 New Screens & Artwork

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 10:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer (voiced by Faith No More's Mike Patton), a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.

'Gears of War' (ALL) Prequel Novel Depicts Pendulum Wars

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gears of War blends tactical action with survival horror, thrusting gamers into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde. Gears of War Pendulum Wars the Battle of Aspho Fields builds upon the characters backstories and gives an in-depth look at some of the past events that shaped the games world.

'No More Heroes' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Grasshopper's No More Heroes you play the role of Travis Touchdown, a hardcore anime fan who takes it upon himself to murder the top assassin's in the world, using the Wiimote to wield Travis' beam sword and kill off enemies in gruesome ways.

'Universal Combat' - Full/Free Game Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 5:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Taking off from where its predecessor Battlecruiser Millennium left off, Universal Combat takes the series further into the epic realms of sci-fi greatness with a suite of brand new engine features and gameplay enhancements. After its publisher agreement expired, 3000 AD has released the full game (minus multiplayer) for free.

'WorthPlaying's Top Games of 2007' - Countdown, 10-1

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 5:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

So far, we've revealed the honorable mentions, top handheld titles, and top console/PC offerings, and the countdown of games 11-20. Today we're finishing up the countdown of the top 20 titles, including what WP considers to be the best game of 2007. Read more for the final results!

Former 'Hitman' Developers Go Casual With 'Deep Blue Sea'

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 4:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Former Hitman programmers launch their first casual game from their new game studio, The Game Equation. Deep Blue Sea is an engaging and challenging match-3 puzzle gameplay, unique features and power-ups, and a 100% original soundtrack.

'Professor Layton and the Curious Village' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 4:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Professor Layton and the Curious Village you'll tackle over 130 puzzles, ranging from mazes and riddles to logic and sliding puzzles, as you unravel the mysteries of the village, with weekly downloadable content via the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

'Starcraft 2' Coming to Xbox 360?

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 3:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Well here is a nice rumor to start off the new year! A forum poster on the Altgn blog was recently taking a Universe at War survey through Microsoft Retail Zone, a website interface to educate employees of electronic retail stores, for the upcoming X360 version. One of the questions about the game's defining features compared it to Blizzard's upcoming StarCraft 2. Is this a mere marketing stunt to appeal to fans of SC2, or might Microsoft be courting Activision/Blizzard for an Xbox 360 version?

PC Review - 'Empire Earth III'

by Tim McCullough on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Empire Earth III allows players to build and rule an empire from the ancient world to the distant future, battling it out across the globe through the eons in a bid for worldwide control, offering continuous free-form gameplay that will allow players to keep units from one battle to the next.

'The Sims Castaway Stories' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 1:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The journey in The Sims 2 Castaway begins when your Sims are washed ashore on an uncharted tropical island, and must overcome the forces of nature, craft tools for survival, and explore their surroundings to unravel the island's mysteries.

PS3 Review - 'Ratatouille'

by Sanford May on Jan. 2, 2008 @ 1:11 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Ratatouille offers a fresh and exciting take on the platform action genre, engaging players in deep, fluid, and fast gameplay through fun filled mini-games, daring heists, frenzied pursuits and wild chases, providing constant fun and challenge.