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Nintendo Press Conference Reveals Slew of New Titles/Remakes

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 11:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At its Tokyo press conference, Nintendo not only revealed the Nintendo DSi, but also unveiled a bunch of new titles for the Wii. Not heard of since the 1994 SNES iteration, Punch-Out!! is returning, Treasure's Sin And Punishment 2, Namco-Bandai's Tales of, Dynasty Warriors, Another Code, while various Gamecube titles are coming to WiiWare, such as Pikmin, Let's Tap, and Wii Wave.

Nintendo DSi Officially Announced

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

It's official: The NDS is getting a makeover. The DSi is 12% slimmer, sports 3.25-inch screens, does away with the GBA slot but adds an SD card adapter (download from the web and load off the card), allows you to play music and has two 3-megapixel cameras (one on the inside, the other on the outside). The DSi will become available in Japan on Nov. 1 for 18900 yen ($180) and will also be able to surf the web and catalog your photos in a flipbook or port them to the Wii. Nintendo will also launch a DSi Shop where you can download titles for free, or purchase them for either 200, 500, or 800 points (DSi comes with 1000 points free).

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) Coming to PSP?

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 6:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet is a new PS3 community-based game where 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. In a recent interview Media Molecule's Mark Healy hinted at the possibility to bring LBL to PSP, how it would be cool to be able to create stuff on the go, even create music, and to later import into the PS3 game. This notion is further fueled by a MM job listing looking for PSP programmers to work on new LittleBigPlanet projects.

'Mata Hari' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 6:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mata Hari as a classic point-and-click PC adventure game that will tell a story based on the legendary dancer and spy, Mata Hari. The story and game design will be created by Hanover-based studio, 4Head.

Various Game Trailers #1445

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 5:02 p.m. PDT | 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:

  • Tom Clancy's HAWX [ALL] - Developer Diary Trailer #2
  • Jumpgate Evolution [PC] - Intro Trailer
  • Phantasy Star Zero [NDS] - Trailer [JAP]
  • Gears of War 2 [X360] - Meet the Horde Trailer
  • Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir - Trailer
  • Golden Axe: Beast Rider [PS3/X360] - The Mirigore Trailer
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel [ALL] - Multiplayer Trailer


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

Microsoft Donates 'Family Game Pack' (X360) Proceeds to Children's Hospitals

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft has created a Children’s Miracle Network Family Game pack for X360 that will be available by Oct. 15. The $29.99 pack includes Viva Piñata Party Animals, Sonic The Hedgehog and Shrek The Third, of which all the proceeds will go to support one of the 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

'Blitz: The League II' (PS3/X360) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 2:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Back for another season of heart-pumping, bone-crushing, no-holds-barred football action, Blitz: The League II strips the rules and regulations from traditional football to enhance the fun by bringing the pain.

'Fable II' (X360) Collector's Edition Gets Gimped, Price Drop

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 1:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fable 2 will offer even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of the original Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose. Citing supply issues, Microsoft was forced to removed items from the previously announced Collector's Edition. While the price will drop $10, it will no longer include the Hobbe action figure or the fate cards.

'Puzzle Quest' Bundle Coming to PS3

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher announced that it is bringing its unique blend of the puzzle and role-playing game Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, and its expansion Revenge of the Plague Lord, to the Playstation store in one simple download.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2009' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PES 2009 has undergone a graphical update to ensure its players look and move even more like their real-life counterparts. Similarly, all-new options allow users to tailor the game to their own tastes, while new moves, innovative new control elements and key online elements will further the realism of the new game.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria expands the online world of Middle-earth to let players explore the ancient underground cities of the dwarves, battle epic characters in the depths, face off with the Watcher, be a part of the fateful release of Durin’s Bane and more!

'Kudos 2' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 12:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Positech Games' Kudos 2 is a turn-based life-simulation strategy game that puts you in control of a single character and manages their life from age 20 to 30.

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players. Aion’s world consists of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles.

'Metal Gear Online' (PS3) to Get New Maps and Characters

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metal Gear Online is a dedicated online game featuring characters, weaponry and levels taken from and inspired by Metal Gear Solid 4, allowing up to 16 people to play simultaneously. According to Japanese magazine Famitsu, Konami is prepping new content, Meme Expansion, adding three new maps and two new playable characters (Mei Ling & Liquid Ocelot).

'Cross Fire' Team Death Match Details - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

G4Box's Cross Fire. developed by Smilegate, is a first person shooter game with stable and powerful action as well as a strategic battle map that has rapidly become a major success in Asia.

'Exit' (NDS) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Exit you assume the role of Mr. Esc, a masked individual tasked with rescuing people from buildings under a time limit, avoiding various traps and solving puzzles. Square Enix informed us that Exit's launch date has been pushed from Oct. 7 until Nov. 4, 2008.

'Midnight Club: Los Angeles' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midnight Club: Los Angeles provides a seamless environment for everyone who loves to compete, with no load times, no tracks, and no rules, allowing players to race who they want, when they want, and where they want in a recreation of LA.

Netflix Expands Streaming Movies With Starz Portfolio

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Netflix signed an agreement with movie service provider Starz Entertainment to make approximately 2,500 movies, TV shows and concerts available to be streamed instantly, including the Xbox 360 when the new firmware update rolls out later this year.

'Penny Arcade Adventures: Ep. 2' (ALL) Goes Gold, Gets Priced - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness will be a comic adventure game, each chapter of the planned episodic series will feature characters from Penny Arcade, including the well-known Gabe and Tycho.

'TV Show King Party' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TV Show King Party lets players test their smarts in an entertaining TV show game atmosphere, delivering innovative fun for players of all ages and families by featuring thousands of trivia questions in eight categories ranging from Music and Movies to History, Sports and Science.

'SingStar' (PS3) Gets Two Queen SongPacks

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Packed with new features, for the first time ever SingStar lets you personalize your play lists by downloading the songs of your choice – so you can sing along to what you want, when you want it. Tomorrow a series of special themed SingStar SongPacks (£4.49) launch on SingStore, each featuring five hit tracks from legendary rock band Queen.

Emote Games Gets Funding to Improve Online Artificial Intelligence

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Technology Strategy Board has awarded Emote Games almost 600k pounds of funding towards a 1.3 million pound artificial intelligence project, to help support the development of vastly improved AI controlled social agents that exist within social networks.

'Real Soccer 2009' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Real Soccer 2009 is the definitive soccer title designed specifically for NDS, offering a never-before-seen soccer experience with revolutionary yet accessible touch screen controls.

'Rock Band 2' (ALL) 20 Free Tracks DLC Registration Now Open

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the first music game to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features. If you have purchased RB2 (later this month for PS3, next month for Wii) then you can register your game to receive a 20 song free DLC, to be released later this year.

Hudson Entertainment's Tokyo Game Show 08 Lineup

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hudson announced their lineup for the 2008 Tokyo Game Show taking place in Japan from October 9-12, 2008. The Hudson lineup includes newly announced Kororinpa 2 for Wii, Bomberman Ultra for PSN and Fishing Master World Tour for Wii.

'Hearts of Iron III' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hearts of Iron III will follow the series' tradition of most detailed and complete strategic game on WW2 while focusing on satisfying veteran players through a multitude of new features and systems, including a huge map with more than 10,000 provinces.

'Saints Row 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - Multiplayer Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

THQ's Saints Row 2, using Volition's open-world engine, offers vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer. At a recent press event, we sat down with multiplayer lead producer Roje Smith.

'Fracture' (PS3/X360) Lead Character Bios

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reshape the battlefield - and the fate - of a broken nation in Fracture, Pacifica and the Atlantic Alliance, boast soldiers with powers beyond those of ordinary men. The differing states of superhumanity result in balanced yet stylistically different combat tactics that have never been seen before.

'Bomberman Ultra' (PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 6:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bomberman Ultra retains the franchise's classic gameplay elements but combines it with 8-person online multiplayer, full character customization and gorgeous high-definition graphics.

'Guitar Rock Tour' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 6:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Rock Tour is a fun-filled, music simulation game that lets players experience the blood-pumping exhilaration of stardom by playing guitar and drum instruments, to world famous tunes.

'Pure' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 5:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pure takes quad racing to a new level, featuring massive jumps and spectacular airborne tricks in memorable, photo-realistic settings all over the globe. This PC demo features a tutorial and lets you race 3 laps on the Italian Mount Garda track.

'Dead Space' (ALL) Goes Gold, Gets Platform Exclusive Suits

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 4:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space, gamers will step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that promises to deliver the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War completely changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen.

'Days of Wrath' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the upcoming movie, Days of Wrath tells the story of gangs in North America, the media who exploits them, and the consequences of both. Your job is to control one of four different gangs, taking control of the gangs’ leaders as you expand your empire to become the most powerful gang leader in the country!

'Otherland' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 2:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Otherland is an Unreal Engine 3 powered massively multiplayer online game, based on the best-selling novels by fantasy author Tad Williams.

NDS Review - 'Little League World Series Baseball 2008'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Activision's Little League World Series players will have the ability to bat, pitch and field using intuitive controls, making it the perfect game to play with your friends and family.

'Katamari Damacy' Creator to Show Off 'Nobi Nobi Boy' At TGS 2008

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai has revealed its lineup of title for next week's Tokyo Game Show 2008, with over two dozen playable titles on the show floor, as well as the first footage from Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi's new project Nobi Nobi Boy.

New 'Alan Wake' (X360/PC) Trailer Coming Later This Month

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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 and comes face to face with his darkest nightmares. A trailer with new footage is set to be released at the Max Payne premiere on Oct. 15, 2008.

'Fallout 3' (PS3/X360/PC) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | 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:

'Larry Bond's Harpoon: Commanders Edition' v2008.044 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 1, 2008 @ 12:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sporting plenty of improvements to the AI and modeling system, Larry Bond’s Harpoon: Commanders Edition takes the success of the original Harpoon series and adds plenty improvements and tweaks! The major new update brings many new features and plenty of gameplay improvements.