Archives by Day

October 2014
SuMTuWThFSa
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031

Advertising





'Dragon Age: Origins' Morrigan Revealed - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 7:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion elements of existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors.

'Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia' (NDS) Gets Euro Date

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 7:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sworn to protect the people and the Pokémon of the all-new Almia Region, players will be powering up their Capture Styler to team up with Pokémon in an adventure to thwart the evil forces endangering Almia.

Various Game Trailers #1456

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 5:57 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:

  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe [PS3/X360] - Kombat Comics Trailer
  • Skate 2 [ALL] - Hall of Meat Trailer
  • Memento Mori [PC] - Gameplay Trailer


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

'Summer Sports 2: Island Sports Party' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Summer Sports 2: Island Sports Party features an all-new island with new games, improved visuals, new game modes, and more! Grab your friends and dive into 12 distinct games: Bocce Ball, Archery, Basketball, Football Toss, Mini-Golf, Shuffleboard and more! The cool island breeze is calling your name!

Sony Online MMOs to Celebrate Halloween With In-Game Events

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 5:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest, EverQuest II, Star Wars Galaxies, Legends of Norrath, Vanguard Saga of Heroes, EverQuest Online Adventures and The Matrix Online players can celebrate All Hallows Eve by participating in themed quests, donning avatar costumes and masks, and trick-or-treating for loot and candy!

'Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories is the essential piece that bridges the gap between Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. Originally released in 2004 for GBA, this full 3D rendition on the PS2 has never been released in North America - this is an entry in the Kingdom Hearts saga that fans of the series can't miss!

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Pre-Orders Running on Full Steam, Currently 10% Off

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants. Pre-Orders, now on Steam for 10% off, for L4D are already 65% higher than The Orange Box.

'Celebrity Sports Showdown' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 5:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celebrity Sports Showdown features 12 outdoor sports games and is the ultimate party game to play with people of all ages. Play as your favorite celebrity such as Fergie and Avril Lavigne, and athletes like Paul Pierce and Mia Hamm to determine who will be the ultimate celebrity athlete.

'Spore' Receives Popular Mechanics' 2008 Breakthrough Award

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 5:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race, becoming a global civilization and choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade. Spore is being honored for its revolutionary procedural animation system, joining the ranks of ground-breaking innovations such as affordable cancer detection tests, renewable diesel fuel and a transparent-wall camera.

'NCAA Basketball 09' (ALL) - Facts, Features, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 2:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCAA Basketball 09 builds upon authenticity by capturing the emotion, intensity, and atmosphere of a real college basketball game. Feel the excitement of game night with the band playing fight songs, the student section leading the cheers and popular ESPN college basketball broadcasters.

'EverQuest II: The Shadow Odyssey' Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EverQuest II gets its 5th expansion with The Shadow Odyssey, adding new features, zones, abilities, spells, dungeons and increased level cap. If you pre-order online you get an extra Void Beast Pet and a loot card, while the retail pre-order gets you an in-game Dire Bear mount, loot card and a collectible poster.

'Real Heroes: Firefighter' (Wii) Gets Delayed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epicenter Studios' Wii exclusive Real Heroes: Firefighter, putting players in the soon-to-be soot-stained boots of a rookie firefighter who has just been assigned to a busy metropolitan fire station. Players will undergo a “baptism of fire” in an escalating array of emergency situations.

'Resistance 2' (PS3) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resistance 2 will feature 8-player, story-driven online co-op separate from the regular single-player campaign, 60-player online PvP (Heavy, Special Ops, Medic classes) and more vehicles, including The Chameleon, a Stalker with full cloak. Responding to a fan question why Resistance 2 hasn't gone gold yet, community rep James Stevenson indicated that it has, simply not announced yet, but with its Nov. 4 release date, it most likely has.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) - 27 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde.

'EVE Online: Quantum Rise' Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CCP announced the ninth free expansion for its sci-fi MMOG EVE Online, offering limitless opportunity to the talented starship pilots of New Eden as the roots of conflict spread deep for their lifeblood.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm' (PS3) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed with cinematic quality HD graphics, a next-gen battle system, interactive multi-dimensional battle grounds and a seamlessly explorable world, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm will capture the heart of any Naruto fan!

'S.O.S: The Final Escape 3' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S.O.S: The Final Escape 3 is the latest installment in the survival game series, previous titles were on the PS2, requiring you to fend for yourself in a city surrounded by mountains, ocean, and rivers that is experiencing torrential rains. All order has collapsed and there is no choice but to escape.

'Far Cry 2' (PS3/X360/PC) DRM Allows Uninstall, Reinstall

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry 2 immerses players in an entirely new kind of gaming experience, where players will discover a true open world gameplay set in one of the most beautiful environments in the world, Africa, brought to life by high-definition next-gen technology. Ubisoft revealed that FC2 will use the same DRM protection as Spore, with 5 activations on 3 separate PCs, but uninstalling the game successfully allows you to reinstall it again.

'Drakensang: The Dark Eye' Coming to North America

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has signed Drakensang: The Dark Eye, developed by Radon Labs, bringing back epic party-based RPG gameplay in a breathtakingly detailed world, based on one of the world’s biggest pen & paper franchises.

'Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fire Emblem: New Shadow Dragons and the Blade of Light is the latest installment in Nintendo's turn-based strategy franchise, the first in the series to offer multiplayer online play. Includes 4 Prologue chapters that tell the story of before the original NES game with six different difficulty levels.

PlayLogic Becomes Xbox 360 Publisher

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Having been a worldwide licensed publisher for the Xbox since 2004, Playlogic Entertainment has been granted the worldwide licensed publisher agreement for the Xbox 360, and also received the official Games for Windows license for its future PC releases.

'KORG DS-10' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed after the famous KORG MS-10 music synthesizer, KORG DS-10 is a music-creation program for professional and aspiring musicians alike.

'Unreal Tournament 3' Community Bonus Pack 3: Vol. 2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In UT3 you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled by human contestants online or by AI, fought with powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles. This Community Bonus Pack ten new levels: 6 CTF, 3 DM & 1 WAR, and two new characters - War Machine & KaT.

'Football Director' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take on the job of a football director and lead your team to trophy wins. Football Director is the first football management game for the NDS allowing total control over the 92 English Football and Premier League teams. It’ll be one of the most desired gifts in every man’s stocking.

'Tomb Raider Underworld ' (ALL) Licenses NavPower AI Middleware

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crystal Dynamics has made Tomb Raider Underworld more realistic with fluid movements due to motion capturing. Set a few years after the last game, it also features persistent destruction and lush locales across the globe. Lara gets muddy in the game, but with the weather system, rain will wash it away.

'Spooky Spirits' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legendo's Spooky Spirits is an addictive puzzle game that centers on the adventures of Becky and Tim, a pair of spirit wardens sent back to Earth to hunt runaway ghosts that have escaped from the Netherward - a place where naughty ghosts, known as Spookies, are sent for haunting and frightening innocent humans.

'Tom Clancy's EndWar' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's EndWar is a next-gen strategy game, set on the battlefields of WWIII, that will push the envelope of technology, showcasing unprecedented AI, graphics, physics and animations.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' - v2.11.2 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Left Brain Right Brain 2' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Left Brain Right Brain 2 helps players develop their ambidexterity by using both hands to play all-new mental training games that have an updated graphic presentation.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) - 38 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 6:56 a.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.

'Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World' (PS2) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 6:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World combines all the best elements of previous DBZ: Budokai games, whilst also boasting new features such as Dragon Missions, new battle types and drama scenes for fans to delve deeper than ever before into the Dragon Ball Z universe.

'Imperium Romanum II' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 6:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Imperium Romanum II is a city-building game where the player takes the role of a Roman patrician, a nobleman, who has just started his political career. His ultimate goal is to become the Governor of Rome.

'Dragon Ball: Origins' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 6:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari's Dragon Ball: Origins takes players back to the original Dragon Ball series and around the world for a thrilling action-adventure game with innovative touch pad controls.

'Europa Universalis: Rome - Vae Victis' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 6:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EU: Rome covers the time period from the first Punic War to the start of the true Empire. Players will have thousand of gameplay choices ranging from country, culture, provincial and character options etc., making each and every game infinitely customizable and unique.

'The Sims 3' Now Available for Pre-Order

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

What if you had to live your whole life in one location … and then one day, suddenly, you could step outside and go anywhere in the whole neighborhood? The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility! Four months ahead of its release, The Sims 3 is now available for pre-order, with the previously revealed goodies in tow.

'X-Blades' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 5:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Blades is a third-person, anime-style action/adventure. Your heroine wields two magical blades that can be used as swords or guns, and has magical abilities, all of which are upgradeable. Originally scheduled for late 2008, it is now slated for January 2009.

'LEGO Batman' (ALL) - Proper Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 5:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

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

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 5:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 5:16 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:

Splash Damage Recruits Ninja Theory, Bioware, Massive Ent. People

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 4:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Splash Damage has been on a recruiting spree and managed to snag several experienced industry figures who worked on projects like Heavenly Sword, World in Conflict, Harry Potter, Mass Effect, and Timesplitters 2.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' Gets Revamped Combat, Missions, UI, And More...

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pirates of the Burning Sea is an MMORPG set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. As a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep. Flying Lab has quietly been revamping the avatar combat system/missions, revising sword fighting animations, UI and the particle effects; and the sounds of avatar combat.

'Exit' (NDS) Gets Euro Release Date - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 3:56 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.

'World of Goo' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Goo is a physics-based puzzle/construction game where you drag and drop living, squirming, talking, globs of goo to build structures, bridges, cannonballs, zeppelins, and giant tongues.

'Still Life 2' Gets Further Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microïds' Still Life 2, developed by Gameco Studios, is a real-time 3D adventure game where you play FBI agent and profiler Victoria McPherson, investigating some of North America's most difficult and darkest crimes. Originally scheduled for Nov. 2008, then pushed to Q1 2009, North American publisher Encore has now delayed Still Life 2 until Q2 2009.

'Stargate Worlds' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 2:36 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.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Baja: Edge of Control'

by Brian Dumlao on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 2:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Baja: Edge of Control is scheduled to bring revolutionary physics and vast open racing worlds combining the best elements of the real-world sport with the right balance of arcade fun as it challenges players to build the ultimate off-road machine and conquer vast, unforgiving terrain.

Wii Review - 'Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rebel Raiders: Operation Nighthawk is the ultimate futuristic aerial combat game featuring some of the most frenzied air battles ever witnessed with an intensity rarely reached in a videogame.

Zoë Mode Expands Its Studio With 60 Employees

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the last 9 months Zoë Mode, known for SEGA's Crush and currently working on Konami's Rock Revolution, has taken on a wide range of new staff; from graduate programmers, right up to highly experienced senior managers, diversifying its workforce in age and including a number of new female developers.

'Age of Empires: Mythologies' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Empires: Mythologies allows players to strategize as legendary heroes, commanding massive armies and shaping the destinies of three unique cultures in both single and multi-player campaigns.

'The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft' (ALL) Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft is an adventure game that remains true to the original stories and characters with varied environments, challenging and thought provoking puzzles in an easy-to-use gaming interface. This patch fixes some issues with onboard gfx cards.

'All Star Cheer Squad' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

All Star Cheer Squad allows players to participate in the competitive sport of Cheer, combining traditional cheerleadlng, dance, gymnastics and squad-based teamwork.

Sony Rolls Out PS3 v2.50 And PSP v5.00 Firmware Update

by Rainier on Oct. 15, 2008 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PS3 v2.50 adds advanced voice chat features for the Official Bluetooth Headset, the ability to capture screenshots in-game, Flash 9 support, 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.