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'MySims' (ALL) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In MySims you can create original characters, build a town, grow a community and discover a world of your own. Start by personalizing the appearance of your MySims from head to toe and go on to unlock cool new items as you befriend and build relationships with your neighbors.

'Burnout Paradise' (ALL) Gets Presidential In-Game Ads

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buckle up and prepare to unleash anarchy in the ultimate burner’s paradise as Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. After an attentive fan spotted a billboard ad sponsored by Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, EA confirmed that "the Obama campaign has paid for in-game advertising in Burnout."

Various Game Trailers #1454

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 6:28 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:

  • Quantum of Solace [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • Dead Space [ALL] - Art/Gore/Creature Dev Diary Trailer


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

Sony's Tokyo Game Show 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Sony Japan/America's Tokyo Game Show 2008 lineup:

'Galactic Bowling' Now Available for Pre-Order On Steam

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 5:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Bowling is a new stylized sports video game, powered by the Vicious Engine, delivering stunning, detailed graphics as well as intuitive and fluid, lifelike game play. Pre-order now and take 10% off its regular price ($19.99).

'Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment' - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 4:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sins of a Solar Empire will feature several micro-expansions over the next year, starting with Entrenchment which promises to bring fans a Starbase defense platform, turret upgrades to make them more powerful, mine fields and a Subspace Inhibitor platform that will slow enemy ships within its range.

'Assassin's Creed 2' (ALL) In Development

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, you play the role of Altair, an Assassin intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict and throw the environment into chaos and shape events during this pivotal moment in history. In a recent interview, animation director David Wilkinson revealed that animator Alex Drouin is currently "busy making Altair even more beautiful" and "was getting Altair to swim," confirming a sequel is in the works.

'America's Army: Special Forces (Overmatch)' - v2.8.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 2:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The US Army has released a new version for America's Army: Special Forces (Overmatch). This upgrade brings their team-based multiplayer game to v2.84, and contains the Every Soldier a Sensor (ES2) training mission, a new multiplayer co-operative mission, and improved performance of the AI to react in a more realistic manner.

'Otherland' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 12:43 p.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.

'Champions Online' Now Accepting Closed Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cryptic Studios' MMORPG Champions Online is based on the popular pen-and-paper Champions RPG, giving players the power of total customization of their hero experience while they explore a vast universe of richly detailed 3D environments. Fans interested in participating in the closed beta test can now sign up.

'Flowerworks' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flowers and fireworks usually don't mix, but Flowerworks turns nature on its head in this accessible and original title. Flowerworks combines puzzle, exploration and action elements in an addictive, explosive adventure.

'MotorStorm: Pacific Rift' (PS3) Soundtrack Details

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift is moving from the rugged desert to a lush Pacific island with all of the vehicles familiar of the first game (ATVs, rally cars, buggies, motorbikes, race trucks, etc.), while adding a new monster truck class. Even though you can play your own music in-game, the game's soundtrack is twice as big as before.

'Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts' (X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts the famous bear and bird duo return for a unique adventure of epic proportions. The Lord of the Games is tired of the petty squabbling between Banjo and the evil witch Gruntilda (aka Grunty) over the years, and has arranged a showdown to decide the rightful owner of Spiral Mountain.

'Marvel vs. Capcom 2' (ALL) Coming to XBLA/PSN?

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 pits more than 50 of Capcom’s legendary characters and Marvel’s world famous super heroes against each other for dream matches of epic proportions, delivering three-on-three tag team matches and numerous modes of play. Released on PS2/Xbox in 2000, a new ESRB entry indicates that MvC 2 might be coming to PS3/X360, most likely as a downloadable title. Wonder if this is what Marvel Studios production boss Kevin Feige was referring to at Comic-Con.

'Tecktonik: World Tour' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOCH Media's Tecktonik: World Tour, developed by Neko, will have you improve your sense of rhythm through 15 levels. Play as one of the best Tecktonik dancers present in the game, or create your own, shaping your style and look with various accessories and real life Tecktonik outfits. Replay your moves, review your choreography from all angles and perfect the speed of execution.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Multiplayer Beta Launched

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 10:02 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.

'MySims Kingdom' (NDS/Wii) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MySims Kingdom sets you on a story of adventure, discovery and exploration to help King Roland and his subjects revitalize the Kingdom, and puts the creativity in your hands to make the Kingdom something to behold!

'Age of Booty' (ALL) This Week's XBLA Title

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Booty is a casual, real-time pirate-themed multiplayer strategy game that puts you at the helm of your own pirate ship with the goal of sending your enemies to the briny deep, and looting/capturing towns for your pirate faction.

Former Flagship Studios Exec Heads Turbine's New Studio

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine announced the opening of a new studio located in Redwood City, CA. and has appointed former Flagship Studios' Dave Brevik as Creative Director, ex-Ping0's Jeff Lind as Engineering Director and Matt McKnight as Studio Director, previoisly CEO of Sniper Studios.

'TrackMania DS' (NDS) Pins Down Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far from a hardcore driving simulation, TrackMania is based on the fun and the spectacular aspects of racing. In TrackMania DS, you will drive at mind-blowing speeds in hi-octane racers on incredible tracks made of jumps, loops, turbo boost pads and many other crazy design elements.

'Resistance 2' (PS3) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 6:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

On the brink of annihilation, mankind resumes the fight against the unstoppable Chimera on the shores of the U.S. Players will once again step into the war-torn boots of Nathan Hale, who not only faces near impossible odds on the battlefield, but also constantly struggles with the Chimeran virus raging inside his own body. We have a chat with Insomniac Games' CEO Ted Price...

'Spore: Creepy & Cute Parts Pack' Official, Deeper Space Stage Coming Next Year

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed twice before, EA finally made it official. The Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack provides more than 100 new creature-building components (body parts, paint options, animations, backgrounds and more) themed in two distinct styles--charming, cartoon-esque creatures and scary, monster-like creatures.

'Stargate Worlds' Closed Beta Launches This Week - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate Worlds, an MMORPG use Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 technology, provides players with a form of ranged combat unique to MMORPG that will take full advantage of modern and science fiction weaponry, cover and terrain.

SCEA Details New PS3 And PSP Firmware, Coming Later This Month

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced details of the next PS3 and PSP firmware updates, both coming this month. PS3 v2.50 adds advanced voice chat features for the Official Bluetooth Headset, the ability to capture screenshots in-game, and a more intuitive PlayStation Trophy interface. PSP v5.00 will enable you to browse the PlayStation Store and download games whenever you're at a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Two WiiWare Titles and Two Classics

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added two classics and two WiiWare title to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download: World of Goo (Wiiware), Art Style: Cubello (Wiiware), Secret of Mana (VC), and Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition (VC).

'My Pet Dolphin 2' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 5:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

My Pet Dolphin 2 offers a new experience as this time you actually get to play as a baby dolphin that has an entire island to explore. As your dolphin gains experience you unlock new areas and meet different sea creatures along the way.

Play Classic SEGA Titles On Handheld MegaDrive

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 5:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BLAZE announced the release of their 16bit MegaDrive handheld console. If you missed playing Sega MegaDrive classics such as Sonic and Knuckles, Golden Axe, Shinobi and Ecco the Dolphin, you now have a chance to do so again... in all their portable glory... and all for the price of a single NDS game!

Monday, October 13, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 4:52 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:

'Mushroom Men (NDS/Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 4:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mushroom Men shows gamers the mundane world from the surreal perspective of a three-inch-high Mushroom Man. Unnoticed by humans, a war rages between the spore factions, and you, as a brave Bolete Mushroom Man, are given the opportunity to wreak havoc by transforming common household trinkets and trash into weapons and tools.

'Prince of Persia Classic' Coming to PlayStation Network

by Rainier on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 4:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A remake of the 1989 action adventure platformer Prince of Persia Classic hits PlayStation Network, enhanced and updated for the HD era. Now you can rescue the Princess from the clutches of the evil Jaffar with new character designs, animations, controls, new content and three game modes, including the speed based Normal and Time Attack Modes, and Survival Mode which challenges the most skilled players to complete the game without dying.

Xbox 360 Review - 'LEGO Batman'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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/operating vehicles in co-op gameplay.

NDS Review - 'The Spiderwick Chronicles'

by Dustin Chadwell on Oct. 13, 2008 @ 12:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Plunge deep into a fantasy world full of mystical creatures when you join the Grace children on their quest to discover the secrets of The Spiderwick Chronicles. Based on Paramount Pictures’ movie adaptation of the book series, the video game lets players take on the roles of Jared, Simon and Mallory Grace as they enter the hidden world of the unseen.