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'Tiberium' (PS3/X360/PC) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 5:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA's Tiberium is a tactical first-person shooter action game set in a sci-fi world with plenty of 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.

Various Game Trailers #1261

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 5:45 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:

  • Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway [ALL] - Randy Pitchford Interview
  • George of the Jungle [NDS/PS2/Wii] - Trailer
  • Tarr Chronicles: Sign of Pride - Trailer [RUS]
  • Tiberium [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer
  • Turok [ALL] - The Making Of Trailer #4
  • WH40K: Dawn of War - Soulstorm - Confessor Trailer

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

'Too Human' (X360) Coming May 6th?

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 5:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

As the Cybernetic God Baldur, players are thrust into the midst of an ongoing battle that threatens the existence of mankind. An ancient machine presence has forced the God's hand. In the first of a three part trilogy, Baldur is charged with defending mankind from an onslaught of monstrous war machines bent on eradication of human life. Updated product listings over at GameStop and EBGames, as well as a newsletter, all indicate Too Human is scheduled for May 6, 2008, while Microsoft PR remains stoic as ever.

'Shadowbane' Gets Patch And Server Reset

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 5:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in a dark fantasy world burning with strife and unrest, Shadowbane combines immersive role-playing with deep strategic elements such as city management, army creation, siege warfare and economic development. In the best interest of the game, the Shadowbane Team decided to reset all server and character data, start everybody from scratch, remove items that imbalance the game, optimize the servers and plenty more ...

'XIII Century: Death or Glory' - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 5:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

XIII Century: Death or Glory is a 3D RTS that combines Risk-style global strategy game play with real-time tactical action. The game immerses players in the Middle Ages, into a world of noble knights and ruthless nomads, a world of courageous deeds and internal wars.

Valve Releases Free 'Steamworks' Publishing Toolset

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 3:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve, known for Half-Life, Counter-Strike and its digital delivery system Steam, announces that Steamworks, a complete suite of publishing and development tools - ranging from copy protection to social networking services to server browsing - is now available free of charge to developers and publishers worldwide.

Chair Entertainment Developing Games Based on Ender's Game Novel

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 3:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Chair Entertainment and bestselling author Orson Scott Card announced their partnership to create the first-ever video games inspired by the legendary "Battle Room," featured in the popular science fiction novel, Ender's Game.

'Beltion: Beyond Ritual' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 3:03 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Beltion: Beyond Ritual is Rostok-Games' alternative fantasy RPG, in development since 2004. Beltion allows the player a freeform gameplay with a mix of fantasy and historical reality of medieval Europe.

Nyko Brings Cord-Free Wireless Nunchuk Adapter

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 12:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While the highly anticipated award-winning Wireless Nunchuk for Wii is a brand-new standalone product, the Cord-Free wireless adapter for Wii Nunchuk differentiates from its sibling by converting your standard wired Nunchuk into a wireless peripheral.

'Sins of a Solar Empire' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sins of a Solar Empire is a real-time space strategy title under development at Ironclad Games. Unfolding the fate of three unique factions, Sins of a Solar Empire is the first chapter in an epic science fiction saga.

'War Leaders: Clash of Nations' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 12:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

War Leaders: Clash of Nations will expand upon the RTS genre by placing gamers in the roles of the major leaders of WWII, including Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. Political, diplomatic and economic decision making will be key to success, while sound tactical strategies will ensure victory on the battlefield.

'Cabal Online' North American Open Beta Launches Friday

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 12:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Cabal Online, a 3rd person 3D MMORPG that builds on over a decade of experience with massive network traffic management to deliver graphically vivid world of non-stop hack & slash action. The U.S. open beta testing period for CABAL ONLINE begins Feb. 1, 2008 until the game's official launch on Feb. 21, 2008.

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' (X360) Gets Premium Co-op Collection

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft released the Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 Co-op Collection, a new downloadable content package with an all-new co-op campaign, achievements, and a total of nine maps, seven inspired by classic maps from Ghost Recon and two that are totally brand new. A free more guns pack is also available adding 7 new single-player weapons.

'Schizoid' (X360) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Schizoid, the first Xbox LIVE Arcade title built using XNA Game Studio Express, is a co-op action game where teamwork equals survival and players must team up to protect each other from a seemingly endless stream of glowing enemies.

CDV Brings 'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (X360/PC) to North America

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 9:52 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.

'Guild Wars' Gets Bonus Mission Pack

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With the Guild Wars Bonus Mission Pack ($9.99/€8.99/£5.99), you play through four pivotal moments in Guild Wars history and earn rare weapon rewards—some of the best-looking gear in the game! Gather unique rewards as you play a key figure in the Battle of Jahai and go up against Palawa Joko and his undead army, bear witness to events in the violent Tengu Wars, discover what became of Gwen after the Charr invaded her home, and the Searing destroyed everything she'd ever known.

'Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3' (PS2) Gets Euro Date - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Persona 3, you assume the role of a high school student, who was orphaned as a young boy, and has recently transferred to Gekkoukan High School. Only days after he arrives at the school dorm, he is attacked by a Shadow. Under the supervision of school chairman Shuji Ikutsuki, he joins his new friends in confronting this evil threat…

CryENGINE 2 Running On PS3/X360 To Be Shown at GDC

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 6:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crytek will demonstrate their CryENGINE 2 game development middleware and their Sandbox 2 game editor at this year's Game Developer Conference, for the first time running on multiple hardware platforms such as the PS3 and Xbox 360.

'Sword of the Stars: Collector's Edition' Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 6:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive and developer Kerberos Productions announce Sword of the Stars: Collector's Edition, which includes the original game, the Born of Blood add-on (never released to retail in Canada/US), the first ever Sword of the Stars novella The Deacon's Tale by renowned sci-fi writer Arrin Dembo and a bonus CD.

Codemasters Signs 'Jumpgate Evolution' - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 6:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Staying true to its early vision, NetDevil has improved upon the original Jumpgate in every way, with a complete graphics update, and the integration of advanced AI features to ensure unpredictable and compelling situations.

'Hellgate: London' - v1.1 Patch Details

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 5:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hellgate: London is an immersive first-person perspective RPG with a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, introducing a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive. Shortly after the recent v1.0/Stonehenge patch, Flagship is already working on the next v1.1 update.

'Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII' (PSP) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 5:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII takes fans on an exciting journey through the origin of the FFVII saga in an all-new action-packed experience, featuring inspiring visuals, full 16:9 widescreen presentation and an engaging battle system.

X360/PC Preview - 'Commanders: Attack of the Genos'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Commanders: Attack of the Genos is a gripping turn-based tactical game with a combination of strategic troop placement and entertaining head-to-head warfare. Featuring a 1930’s art deco look and feel, players will use missile launchers, bombers and infantry to amputate the enemies’ defenses and conquer the land.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Gets Three Progressive Tracks

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 4:12 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 released three Progressive Tracks: Siva by Smashing Pumpkins, a cover of Rush's Working Man, and Ten Speed (Of God's Blood and Burial) as made famous by Coheed and Cambria. 160 Microsoft points each, expected on PSN later this week.

'SEGA Bass Fishing' (Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 4:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With over 20 different types of lures to choose from, budding anglers can cast off using the Wii Remote to try and land one of four different types of freshwater bass.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 3:13 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:

'StarCraft II' Jim Raynor Profile - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 3:07 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.

Futuremark Games Studio Formed

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Futuremark, known for its 3DMark benchmarking software, announces the formation of the Futuremark Games Studio. With its first project already in development, Futuremark is committed to developing original IP games with the highest quality game play combined with blow-your-socks-off visuals.

'Gran Turismo 5 Prologue' (PS3) Gets Release Date - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 3:01 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.

'Falcon 4.0: Allied Force' - v1.0.13 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 2:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Falcon 4.0: Allied Force features extensive improvements in all areas including artificial intelligence, graphics, multiplayer, terrain and of course the stunning real time, fully dynamic campaign engine. This v1.0.13 patch improves stability, fixes a Vista related gfx issue, and some data tweaking.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) - 34 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 2:37 a.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.

'FIFA Street 3' (ALL) - Motion Capturing Developer Diary

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 2:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring all new authentic tricks, FIFA Street 3 provides new gameplay experiences by making over-the-top moves and skills even bigger in this fast-paced sequel, now on the next-gen platforms. Producer Justin Sheffield tell us more about motion capturing the moves

'Hammerin' Harry' (PSP) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 2:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hammerin' Harry on the PSP is a continuation from the old NES/GB game dating back to the early 90s, where our little hero Harry goes to town with his big hammer. Developed by Irem, Hammerin' Harry is a sidescrolling action game mixing 2D backgrounds with 3D characters, big bosses, and 2 player co-op, currently only scheduled for release in Japan.

PS2 Review - 'The King of Fighters XI'

by Matthew Szlapka on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The King of Fighters XI expands on the winning TKoF formula with new strategic options like Quick Shift and Saving Shift, which allow greater precision and control when switching out characters, the match-deciding Judgment Indicator, and Dream Cancel, which wreaks even more havoc than the Super Cancels found in previous games.

'Silverfall: Earth Awakening' Enemies #2 - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silverfall is a fantasy RPG set in a world of magic, machines & mayhem, the choices you make during the game take you along the path of nature or technology. The Earth Awakening addon features an updated engine with improved gfx/performance, 2 new races, over 50 new pieces of armor, 42 new weapons, 20 new maps, and optimized multiplayer.

'Carriers at War' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 29, 2008 @ 1:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Carriers at War is a re-make of SSG's the classic wargame, a WWII naval combat and strategy game set in the Pacific Theatre. Focusing heavily on carrier fleet command strategy, the player will have to use all of their naval prowess to best the enemy.