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'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009' (ALL) Highlights Reel - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 7:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 will unleash a new tag team experience, allowing players to build momentum and attributes, eliminate opponents with high impact double teams and finishers, as well as get the “hot tag” for the win.

Video Game Sales Dip, X360 Sales Surge, Wii Rules All

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 6:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The NPD Group has released sales numbers for the month of September and to no surprise the Wii is still on top of everybody's game, followed by the DS. Sales for the Xbox 360 continue to surge after its recent price drop, putting it in a solid 3rd position well ahead of the PS3. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed became the #1 selling title with over 600k units while Wii Fit sold over 500k copies. The games industry sales dropped 7% ($1.27 billion) compared to Sept. 2007's numbers, which did include Halo 3.

Various Game Trailers #1457

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 6:31 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:

  • Fragile [Wii] - TGS 08 Trailer
  • Freaky Creatures [PC] - Customization Trailer
  • Call of Duty: World at War [ALL] - Multiplayer Trailer
  • Mirror's Edge [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla [ALL] - End of Multiplayer Beta Trailer
  • X3: Terran Conflict [PC] - UI Walkthrough Trailer
  • Secret Service [PS2/X360/PC] - Trailer


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

'Wii Music' (Wii) - 22 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 6:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wii Music makes it easy for people to jam to tunes, even if they don't know anything about music. Wii Music transforms the Wiimote and Nunchuk into more than 60 different instruments, including a violin, steel drums, electric guitar – even a cowbell.

PlayStation Store Gets SOCOM, Demos, Expansions, Rock Band Tracks

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content starting with SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation ($39.99), new Spyglass Hill Golf Course for Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 ($7.49), card expansion #3 for The Eye Of Judgment ($14.99), Mötley Crüe's Dr. Feelgood album ($15.99) for Rock Band, and demos for LEGO Batman and MotorStorm Pacific Rift, as well as the usual game & movie trailers, PS3 themes and wallpapers.

'Monster Jam: Urban Assault' (ALL) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 3:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking Monster Jam monster trucks onto the streets and other urban settings and being rewarded for the scale of the damage and destruction is one of the new key features of Monster Jam: Urban Assault. Feel the crunch of twisting metal underneath as you drive legendary and world famous monster truck favorites, demolishing every vehicle you see.

'Portal: Still Alive' (X360) Coming to XBLA Next Week

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Portal: Still Alive features the full Portal single-player game plus a new challenge mode. Designed to change the way players approach, manipulate and surmise the possibilities in any given environment. Solve physical puzzles and challenges by opening portals to maneuvering objects, and yourself, through space.

'Spore' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 3:23 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.

'Roogoo' (ALL) Game Details - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 2:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Roogoo uses geometric shapes and rotating discs to craft a frenetic, exciting puzzle game framed within an imaginative storyline and a delightfully realized fantasy universe. The new version will feature NDS & Wii cross-compatibility, all-new levels and game modes that take advantage of the Wiimote, touch screen and stylus.

iTech Fitness and Softkinetic Developing Motion-Controlled Fitness Game

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 2:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

iTech Fitness and 3D gesture recognition software developer Softkinetic announced a partnership to develop the future of Active Gaming experiences where users can exercise in a virtual world by simply moving their bodies, without the use of any game controller or peripheral.

'SingStar Legends' (PS2) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We all know the effect hearing a classic track can have and everyone has a tune that finds them singing their heart out, just like their music idols. Sony Europe announces the arrival of SingStar Legends, bringing your living room to life with a selection of the biggest household names in musical history.

'Sword of the New World' Gets New Content Update

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

Sword of the New World is a free-to-play MMORPG modeled after Europe’s exploration of the New World, allowing players to create and simultaneously control a family of characters utilizing its Multiple Character Control system. This new update brings new events, items, characters, systems, and includes a brand new item advancement system: Jewel Socketing.

'TV Show King Party' (Wii) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 11:54 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.

'BioShock' (PS3) Graphics Patch Coming Post Launch

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 11:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A narrative-driven action experience BioShock allows players to do the impossible as they journey through an amazing, immersive and terrifying world. The PS3 version is getting new features and content, such as trophies, but also an exclusive Survivor mode, which is a new difficulty mode. A few weeks back we reported on fans discovering various graphical glitches in the PS3 demo, with 2K admitting the issue, which have now been fixed and while the patch is being certified, it won't be released until after the game launched.

'Far Cry 2' (ALL) Gets Interactive 'Home' Game Space - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 11:25 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 has launched a Far Cry 2 game space in the Home beta, allowing users to explore the FC 2 world, and get extra information on the game.

'Dragon Age: Origins' Confirmed for X360/PS3, Coming Q4 2009

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion of elements from existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors. The Nov. issue of GameInformer reveals that Bioware's upcoming RPG Dragon Age is coming to Xbox 360 and PS3, but after the PC version's launch.

'Guitar Rock Tour' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 11:12 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.

EA Opening Casual Game Studio in Austin, TX

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Joining EA's Bioware studio in Austin, EA is opening a new studio, Pogo Austin, which features a dynamite tight-knit ensemble of passionate game developers who have come together to build exciting new casual games.

'Real Soccer 2009' (NDS) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 10:17 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' (PS2/Wii/PS3) Get Release Dates, Standalone Items Priced

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 9:55 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.

'Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun' (ALL) Wiimote Details - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Evil Under the Sun, famous detective Hercule Poirot is back in typical style, turning up at just the right time to begin an investigation into the murder of a famous actress during what should have been the start of a relaxing holiday.

'PopStar Guitar' (PS2/Wii) Partial Tracklist - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PopStar Guitar features songs from top pop music stars including 3 Doors Down, Simple Plan, Blink 182 and many more, allowing players to unlock their inner pop celebrity and star as the lead guitarist in their very own band.

'Mechanic Master' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mechanic Master is a fun problem-solving game for creative minds where you use the stylus as a weapon to rid the Earth of alien invaders that have scattered across the planet. Become the ultimate Master of Mechanics by creating crazy contraptions to free humans, keep the mechanics in motion and defeat those pesky foes.

'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' (ALL) Becomes Xbox Original, Downloadable

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas. On his return to the neighborhood, a couple of corrupt cops frame him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.

'Zeno Clash' Gets Pushed to 2009 - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ACE Team's Zeno Clash, powered by Valve's Source Engine, is an action game with a strong focus on melee combat set in a punk fantasy world with the beautiful environments, where you will encounter incredible challenges.

'Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness' (NDS) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Your plans to start a new life for yourself were drastically changed when the ship you were on board was destroyed by a tropical storm. Now you find yourself stranded on a once inhabited, but now isolated island with a family of four from the ship. What happened to the people that used to live there?

X360/PC Multiplayer Preview - 'Left 4 Dead'

by Alicia on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'The Last Remnant' (PS3/X360/PC) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 6:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Last Remnant is Square Enix's latest single-player RPG game, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, scheduled to be released in Japan and North America simultaneously, with two main characters, each one appealing to a specific territory.

Midway Terminates Non-Core Licenses

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway has come to mutually beneficial terms with licensing partners resulting in the cancellation of future versions of related game properties and associated development expenditures. While the announcement did not specify particular titles/franchises, we contacted Midway who informed us details will follow early November, when it releases its latest financial results.

'BioShock 2: Sea of Dreams' to be Multiplatform? - Teaser Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the PS3 port of BioShock scheduled for next week, it seems early copies are already floating around. When you finish the PS3 game, you unlock a teaser trailer for BioShock 2, and while it merely shows a Little Sister holding a Big Daddy doll, it does not only show the full title, but also indicates that the sequel might be multiplatform from the get go, including a PS3 version.

'TrackMania DS' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 5:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not a hardcore driving simulation, TrackMania DS is based on the fun and the spectacular aspects of racing. You drive at mind-blowing speeds in hi-octane racers on tracks made of jumps, loops, turbo boost pads and many other crazy design elements.

'Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 5:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kyler Mallory has invited you as Nancy Drew to her wedding at Castle Malloy in Ireland. When Nancy arrives, the groom is missing! Did he get cold feet or has the banshee rumored to haunt the castle taken him to the Otherworld?

'Astro Tripper' (PS3) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An evolution of PomPom's 2001 Space Tripper on PC, Astro Tripper is a furious horizontally-scrolling shoot-em-up experience inspired by the painful, knuckle busting experiences of years gone by.

Bestway group Acquires Play Ten Interactive

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bestway group, a privately held group that was formed in May 2008 in the merger of Russobit-M and Game Factory Interactive, has acquired Russian publisher/developer Play Ten Interactive. Game Factory Interactive will take over Play Ten's titles (White Gold: War in paradise, Battle of Atlantis, Precursors, The Wall) which in part will henceforth target online games licensing.

'Castlevania Judgment' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 3:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Castlevania Judgment, produced by Koji Igarashi, is the first fighting title in the franchise, and bridges the past with the present as it pits several generations of the Belmont clan against a host of characters that span the franchise’s 22-year history.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Mega Man 9'

by Jesse Littlefield on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The original 2D classic Mega Man returns, bringing the series back to its core with retro-action platform gameplay and NES-inspired old school graphics. Relive the Mega Man experience with maniacally themed environments, a host of power-ups, and classically inspired bosses, each with their own unique weapons and weaknesses.

'Phantasy Star Portable' (PSP) Coming to North America/Europe - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantasy Star Portable includes the original PSU content, the Ambition of the Illuminus expansion pack, 4-player local multiplayer, PSP exclusive bosses and weapons, and a new History mode playable as a new character Vivienne.

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Demos Coming Early November

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 2:57 a.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. At a preview event last night, Valve revealed that a 2 mission L4D demo (also on XBL) will be released a few weeks ahead of the game's late Nov. launch. Stay tuned as we will surely have the demo on our fileserver network.

'Overlord II' (ALL) Scripted By Rhianna Pratchett - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 2:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marking the return of the bad ass game that champions a despotic tyrant and sets loose the most vicious, yet lovably insane critters in gaming, Codemasters announced that writers’ Guild Award-nominee Rhianna Pratchett has been signed as scriptwriter for the sequel and both series extensions, Overlord: Dark Legend and Overlord: Minions.

'A Vampyre Story' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining 3D animation and 2D designs, A Vampyre Story follows the opera starlet, Mona, a woman kidnapped by Baron Shrowdy Von Kiefer and slowly becoming a creature of the night after coming under the vampire's spell. Originally scheduled to coincide with the October Halloween celebration, Vampyre Story has been pushed back until Nov. 2008.

'Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Secret Files 2 is a point-and-click adventure game based on mysterious phenomena around the world. As a follow-up to Secret Files: Tunguska, the sequel takes on a different mystery in a totally different location ....

'Portal: Still Alive' (X360) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Portal: Still Alive features the full Portal single-player game plus a new challenge mode. Designed to change the way players approach, manipulate and surmise the possibilities in any given environment. Solve physical puzzles and challenges by opening portals to maneuvering objects, and yourself, through space.

'Dancing with the Stars: Get Your Dance On!' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dancing with the Stars: Get Your Dance On! features all-new stars such as Mel B, Apolo Anton Ohno, Joey Fatone and Jennie Garth, as you cha-cha with new professional dancers including Derek Hough, and two-time champion, Julianne Hough.

'The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga' (ALL) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first ever collection of The King Of Fighters on the Wii, the most extensive KOF collection ever containing 5 complete games, consisting of KOF 94, 95, 96, 97, 98. Includes the Orochi Saga trilogy (95-97), Unlockable bonus content materials, while the PSP edition includes Ad-hoc mode.

'MapleStory Europe' Gets Spooky for Halloween

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 2:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As part of a month long event celebrating the world-renowned festival of Halloween, MapleStory Europe players can look forward to a wealth of special, Halloween-themed additions to the game, including spooky new quests to solve and new items to be won.

Lighthouse Signs 'Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals'

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals, based on Enki Bilal's Nikopol Trilogy graphic novel series, is a visually striking, richly detailed point and click adventure game developed by Benoît Sokal’s White Birds Productions.

Wii Review - 'The Incredible Hulk'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on Oct. 16, 2008 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fueled with fury, SEGA’s The Incredible Hulk features key moments from the film, as well as additional plot lines and characters from the character’s rich comic-book universe. Players smash through New York City, battling gigantic enemies amidst soaring skyscrapers in a massive open world.