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'Soulcalibur IV' (PS3/X360) Gets Yoda & Darth Vader Cameo - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 5:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai's Soulcalibur IV delivers new gameplay modes, characters and enhanced features with unprecedented 3D modeling and animation, making it the definitive fighting game experience. The series is no stranger to cameo appearances, but today marks a first as LucasArts is teaming with Namco Bandai to bring Yoda to the X360 edition of SC4, while the PS3 gets Darth Vader.

Sid Meier to Get Lifetime Achievement Award at GDC

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 5:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

CMP’s 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards will honor computer strategy game luminary Sid Meier with a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s ceremony taking place at the Game Developers Conference (GDC).

'Sledgehammer' - 16 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 5:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sledgehammer is a pure action game on wheels, a festival of demolition and speed, all in one. Drive the most powerful truck and destroy every opponent that you’ll find on the road or go to the multiplayer mode and decide who is the king of the highway.

Various Game Trailers #1245

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 2:33 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:

  • Turning Point: Fall of Liberty [PS3/X360/PC] - Dan Carson Trailer
  • Downstream Panic! [PSP] - Trailer
  • Imperium Romanum - Trailer
  • Dead Mountaineer's Hotel - Trailer #2


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

'Need for Speed ProStreet' (X360) Live Race Weekend

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 2:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Need for Speed ProStreet Live Race Weekend starts Friday, Jan. 11, 2008 and features an Xbox Live Leaderboard tournament (on the Portland International Raceway), a 72-hour Play & Win Sweepstakes with a prize every hour, races against the devs and the PMS clan.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 1:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.

'Speedball 2: Tournament' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 1:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Speedball 2 transforms the futuristic game setting into a high-speed online sports spectacle. Offering international leagues, a large-scale ranking system and a virtual marketplace, Speedball 2 pulls out all the stops in modern multiplayer gaming action.

Valve Cooking Up Free 'Portal' for GeForce Users

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 11:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Steam's latest hardware survey shows more gamers play on NVIDIA GeForce hardware than any other graphics platform, so in an effort to further show its support Valve is offering all NVIDIA gamers a free copy of its special edition Portal: First Slice.

'Dream Pinball' (NDS/Wii/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games announced Dream Pinball, developed by Topware, a superb pinball simulator creating an authentic pinball experience with refined controls that capitalize on the unique qualities each platform.

'Monkey Island' Creator Working on 'DeathSpank'

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 10:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hothead Games announced plans to publish Ron Gilbert's RPG-Adventure game, DeathSpank, who also joins the company's Vancouver-based studio as Creative Director. Described as "Monkey Island meets Diablo", the game will feature Gilbert's unique style of humor and storytelling.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 9:55 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.

'Stranger' Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stranger combines RPG with some of the best elements of RTS, while its spell and item enchantment system allows a never-before-seen flexibility as players simply have to swap the amounts of used crystals to adapt to their enemies' strategies.

'Rez HD' (XBLA) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rez HD, Tetsuya Mizuguchi's psychedelic cult-classic shooter, is a frenetic, wire-frame adventure backed by industrial beats, taking players deep into the world's computer network, where they must hack the system, alter the visual output and take over the music, creating their own rhythms and eye candy as they dig deeper into the cyberworld.

'Sunrise' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sunrise is an adventure game with a gripping, story, entertainment and interactivity. Rydec, Brian and Max are three friends from New York with a great plan: a better life and then on to the Nobel Prize. Having spent innumerable late nights working on inventing something unique, on the night of their presentation, something goes wrong ...

'Penumbra: Black Plague' Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's Penumbra: Black Plague, the final chapter in the Penumbra story, thrusts players into a creepy environment of psychological horror, as they are challenged in this unique action/adventure experience.

'Cake Mania 2' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 7:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco announced Cake Mania 2 for the NDS, where players use the stylus to lead Jill through more than 200 different levels of baking and frosting madness that include 50 unique kitchen upgrades players can buy with cumulative bakery earnings

'War Leaders: Clash of Nations' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 7:25 a.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.

'Project Bang!' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 6:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dutch developer Engine Software announces its first project for the Nintendo WiiWare service, Project Bang!, a casual game type with very addictive gameplay using the unique Wii Remote controller functionality, and will support a two-player battle mode.

PC Preview - 'Jack Keane'

by Alan Butterworth on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 6:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Jack Keane, developed by Deck 13, is a classical adventure game with their rich story-telling and fun gameplay. As the player you guide hero Jack Keane as he faces some of his toughest challenges yet.

'Lucky Luke: Go West!' (ALL) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 6:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari's Lucky Luke: Go West! is an action packed platform game based on the adventures of legendary animated cowboy Lucky Luke in the forthcoming full-length animated feature film ‘Go West!’.

'Populous DS' (NDS) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 6:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

Monster Jam (ALL) - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 5:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Monster Jam thrusts players into the driver's seat of all their favorite monster trucks to compete in intense stadium racing, stadium freestyle, and outdoor battles, as well as the quest to qualify for the world finals in Las Vegas and be crowned the Monster Jam world champion.

'Prototype' (PS3/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 5:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Prototype tells the story of Alex Mercer - a man haunted by his past, fighting a secret war in New York City. As the action spirals out of control, a conspiracy tied to his origins threatens the future of mankind itself.

'MLB 08 The Show' (PSP/PS2/PS3) Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 5:37 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. SCEA announced signed Philadelphia Phillies All-Star first basemen Ryan Howard as cover athlete for the MLB 08 The Show.

'Hot Shots Golf 5' (PS3) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 5:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Showcasing high definition graphics along with new, more accurate golf physics, Hot Shots Golf 5 offers up a new level of immersion to the franchise’s signature over-the-top visuals and pick up and play action.

'BioShock' (X360/PC) Coming to the Big Screen?

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 5:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Having won various awards, and generally praised for its storytelling & atmosphere, it should come as no surprise that a major film production company is rumored to be in talks Take Two about a movie adaptation. Through extensive use of green screen technology similar to Legendary Pictures' 300, the studio hopes to bring the fallen aquatic utopia of Rapture to the big screen but whether it will go beyond the negotiations stage remains to be seen.

'Ikaruga' (XBLA) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 1:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Treasure Co.'s Ikaruga is a quick-paced Xbox LIVE Arcade shooter with strong strategy elements featuring a slow-motion training mode and co-op play for two, combining of beautiful, manga-style storytelling and refined, ultra-challenging arcade heroics.

'Penumbra: Black Plague' Gets More Realistic With HaptX Support

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 1:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Penumbra: Black Plague, the final chapter in the Penumbra story, thrusts players into a creepy environment of psychological horror, as they are challenged in this unique action/adventure experience. Through specialized hardware such as the Novint Falcon HaptX enables gamers to physically feel their gameplay.

'Fallout 2' Restoration Project Available NOW

by Rainier on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 12:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Restoration Project is an unofficial addon for Fallout 2 adding content back into the game that was originally planned by the developers, such as 6 new locations, a few new areas to old locations, and almost every town in the game has new content whether it is new characters, quests, or items.

NDS Review - 'The New York Times Crosswords'

by Matthew Szlapka on Jan. 9, 2008 @ 12:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The New York Times Crosswords features more than 1,000 real crossword puzzles and the unique ability to write in answers with the stylus or use a touch-screen keyboard to enter letters.