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E3 Back to its Roots, Open to the Public?

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The first details from E3 2009 are starting to trickle in, as G4TV revealed that next year's edition of the trade show will be held in June. According to the report, E3 will soften the attendance restrictions, allowing more people to head to the Los Angeles Convention Center between June 2-4, 2009. A different report from Newsweek goes even further and claims the show will be part trade/media and open to the public from June 5-6, 2009. While it will not be a free-for-all, the ESA will reportedly allow a much larger audience to attend; E3 2007 had approx. 5,000 attendees, and E3 2009 will be capped at 40,000.

'Freaky Creatures' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 5:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Abandon Interactive's Freaky Creatures is an interactive gaming platform incorporating collectible toys, customizable characters, an expansive online interactive community and challenging virtual battles with other players’ creatures.

'Prince of Persia Classic' Coming to PSN This Week

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 4:23 p.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 featuring with new character designs, animations, controls, new content and three game modes.

'Zombie BBQ' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zombie BBQ is a shooter where you have to move forward by shooting down every living (or dying) creature in your path! Use the arsenal of weapons at your disposal to do away with the savage hoards of zombies.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) PC Beta Sign-ups Through Official Web Site

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 3:45 p.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. Fans interested is participating in the PC beta need to sign up on the official Web site. Everybody will be allowed to join.

Various Game Trailers #1460

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 3:32 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:

  • Sonic Unleashed [Wii] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Astro Tripper [PS3] - Trailer
  • Legendary [ALL] - Man vs. Myth Trailer
  • Perimeter 2: New Earth - Providence Trailer
  • Midnight Club: Los Angeles [PS3/X360] - Launch Trailer
  • Spider-Man: Web of Shadows [ALL] - Rhino Trailer
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa [ALL] - Penguins Trailer
  • Guitar Hero: World Tour [ALL] - Tool Trailer


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

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) Midnight Launch Events At GameStop

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: World Tour will feature guitar, vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), four-player on/offline co-op, and an eight-player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4). GameStop will host midnight launch events at 1,800 of its stores on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008.

'Ninjatown' (NDS) Demo On Nintendo Channel - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 3:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games' Ninjatown, based on the Shawnimals' designer toy line, is na action strategy title where you have to defend your peaceful town from Mr. Demon, using each of the ninja's unique skills and powers.

'City of Abandoned Ships' Becomes 'Age of Pirates II' - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Akella's naval RPG title Age of Pirates II: City of Abandoned Ships, developed by Seaward.ru, will combine compelling gameplay and wonderful graphics thus bringing a new experience to all the fans of daring sword duels and ship-to-ship combats.

'Unreal Tournament 3' (ALL) to Get Expansion

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When Midway revealed last week that it was dropping various licenses it did not want to specify any particular titles or franchises, but promised to give more details in its upcoming quarterly financial statement. While it did say it only concerned non-core licenses, Epic's VP Mark Rein stated today that UT 3 was not part of the axed licenses, but instead that Epic is actively working with Midway to expand UT 3 with new content, although no further details were given.

'Mushroom Men (NDS/Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 11:49 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.

'Hello Kitty Big City Dreams' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hello Kitty Big City Dreams is a fun, exciting and cute mini game based adventure, featuring the popular Hello Kitty character.

'Atlantica Online' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlantica Online is bringing back turn-based and strategic gameplay to give a fresh face to the MMO world, a thinking person's game, giving you the chance to really strategize using the combat, mercenary and city/country management system.

Microïds Acquires the Cryo Catalogue and Brands

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microïds announced that it has acquired the intellectual rights of the former Cryo video games catalogue as well as the Cryo brands such as the historical adventure games series like Atlantis, Jules Verne (Return to Mysterious Island, Journey to the Center of the Moon and Secrets of Nautilus) and Egypt, but also games like Hellboy, Salammbo or Thorgal.

'Space Trader: Merchant Marine' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meridian4 and Hermitworks Entertainment Corporation announced their unique, habit-forming action/trading game; Space Trader: Merchant Marine has gone gold.

'Mata Hari' Adds New Seduction Mode

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 9:55 a.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.

'Global Conflicts: Latin America' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Global Conflicts: Latin America is a mix of the role-playing and adventure genres but is based on real personal accounts from people living in the region. The game puts you in the place of a freelance journalist who must write revealing articles about major problems in Latin American countries.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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. At a recent event, we sat down with Epic's design director Cliff Bleszinski to talk about the game's single-player experience ....

Wii Shop Channel Adds Two Classics and Two WiiWare Titles

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 6:04 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: Tetris Party (Wiiware), The Incredible Maze (Wiiware), Secret of Mana (VC), and Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition (VC).

'Mega Man 9' (Wii/PS3/X360) More DLCs Coming This Week - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Relive the original 2D classic Mega Man experience with maniacally themed environments, power-ups, and classically inspired bosses, each with their own unique weapons and weaknesses. As promised, Capcom is releasing the second downloadable content packs this week, adding Hard Mode, Expert Mode, and Special Time Attack Stage.

'Tom Clancy's EndWar' (ALL) Handheld Details - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 4:11 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.

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 4:03 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.

Casual Gamers Prefer Sen. Barack Obama As President

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the latest presidential debate on Oct. 15, casual games platform NeoEdge asked its players how they planned to vote in the upcoming election. According to the poll, Sen. Barack Obama (59%) has widened his lead among casual games -- an overwhelming majority of which are women -- over Sen. John McCain (32%).

'Street Fighter IV' (PS3/X360/PC) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SF IV features a mix of returning favorites such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile along with new characters created for this game, such as Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in stylized 3D, while the game is played in the classic 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes.

Monday, October 20, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 3:28 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:

'Scene It? Box Office Smash' (X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 3:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scene It? Box Office Smash! is a great way to entertain guests at your next social gathering letting up to four players or teams match their wits in a trivia game to see whose movie knowledge (over 250 titles) reigns supreme, complete with more HD content, all new questions and engaging puzzle types.

'Let's Tap' (Wii) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA's Let's Tap is a collection of mini-games by former Sega producer and Sonic Team leader Yuji Naka which will require some sort of tapping device connected to the Wii.

Wii Review - 'Brothers In Arms: Double Time'

by Brian Dumlao on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 12:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Gearbox Software's Brothers In Arms Double Time immerses you into the intensity of World War II through the stories of Sergeants Baker and Hartsock and their squad of paratroopers during the Normandy invasion.

'Damnation' (PS3/X360/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Damnation features open environments, frenetic combat, daredevil acrobatics and high-octane vehicle-based stunts. Presenting players with an intense test of reflexes, quick thinking and rapid-fire conflict, Damnation will feature vast landscapes, each covering miles of distance and thousands of vertical feet.

'Fable II' (X360) Online Co-op Patch Ready for Prime-Time

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set 500 years after the original game, Fable 2 will offer even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose. Lionhead announced that the online co-op patch is finished and will be available as free download when the game launches Oct. 21, 2008.

'Mart Racer' (Wii) Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mart Racer is an upcoming game for WiiWare where you compete against your friends to see who gets all the items in their list and runs to the cashiers before anyone else does. Play with up to 4 friends locally, or online through Wi-Fi Connection.

'Exodus from the Earth' Available for Pre-Order on Steam, 10% Off

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 12:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Exodus from the Earth is a sci-fi first-person shooter, where the player will have to solve numerous quests and eventually to find out if human life and civilization are possible beyond the Earth's confines. Until Oct. 24th, fans who pre-order on Steam will receive a 10% discount.

'Football SuperStars' Gets In-Game Ads

by Rainier on Oct. 20, 2008 @ 12:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football SuperStars is a free-to-download online game, developed by Monumental Games, allowing players to meet within a utopian soccer-styled virtual world and take part in 3, 5, 7 and 11-a-side football matches. Reebok has signed on with in-game ad provider IGA Worldwide to become an integrated partner.