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'Tomb Raider Underworld ' (ALL) - 27 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 8:25 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1462

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 5:51 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:

  • Bioshock 2: Sea of Dreams [ALL] - Teaser Trailer
  • Moon [NDS] - Quanta Rifle Trailer
  • Castlevania Judgment [Wii] - Trailer #2
  • MotoGP 08 [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • Dragon Quest IX: Defender Of The Stars [NDS] - TGS 08 Trailer
  • NCAA Basketball 09 [ALL] - Blue Ribbon Trailer
  • Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce [PSP] - Trailer


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

'Combat Arms' Surpasses One Million Users

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combat Arms is a free-to-play online FPS that deploys players into a dangerous war zone teaming with soldiers of fortune looking to make a mark. Since its open beta in July, Combat Arms surpassed one million registered users, and has yet to launch in Europe.

'Spectromancer' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 5:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spectromancer is a new turn-based online fantasy card game, where gamers can play as one of six powerful types of wizards and take on the corrupt council of magic and its innumerable minions.

'Legacy of Ys: Books I & II' (NDS) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 4:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of the most heralded action RPG franchises of all time, Legacy of Ys: Books I & II delivers the first two epic adventures of the famed saga on one cartridge, presented with a series of never-before-seen enhancements.

Former Ubisoft/Gameloft Devs Team Up on Trapdoor

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 2:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Former Ubisoft and Gameloft developers who worked on titles such as Far Cry 2, Prince of Persia, Ghost Recon, Brothers in Arms decided to take matters into their own hands and form a new studio, trapdoor. Located in downtown Montreal, the studio is currently working on a multiplatform (X360/PS3/PC) original IP, but no further details are available at this point.

cdv Signs North American Distribution Agreement with Atari

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

cdv USA has signed a multi-year third-party distribution agreement with Atari for its key console, handheld and multi-platform video games, including the upcoming action-oriented deep fantasy RPG Sacred 2, currently scheduled for Nov. 11, 2008.

'XIII Century: Blood of Europe' Revealed - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 1:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

XIII Century is a 3D RTS that combines Risk-style strategy with real-time tactical action, immersing you in a medieval world of noble knights, ruthless nomads, courageous deeds and internal wars. The standalone expansion will cover the little known Russian medieval history, featuring improved visuals, larger battlefields, up to 32,000 troops, upgradable troops, and improved gameplay/multiplayer.

'Fallout 3' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Pulled in India

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 12:50 p.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. Without giving much of an explanation, apart from citing cultural sensitivities, Microsoft has decided to not release Fallout 3 in India.

'Lips' (X360) Full Tracklisting Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 11:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lips is a music and singing game that includes 30 songs, 2 wireless interactive microphones (with motion sensors that allow you to dance, move or swing to score points), the ability to use and sing your own music or download songs from an online service.

'Real Soccer 2009' (NDS) Shows Off Arenas - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 11:26 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.

E3 Takes Its Old Name Back, No Public Yet

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The ESA announced that the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) will take place from June 2-4, 2009, at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), allowing more media, developers, retailers and business partners to attend than the past few years.

'Rock Band 2' (ALL) to Get The President of the USA Pack on Election Day

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 10:58 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. The Presidents of the United States revealed that three of its songs (Ladybug, Dune Buggy, Feather Pluck'n) will be available for download through the RB Store on Nov. 4, 2008, Election Day.

'Penny Arcade Adventures: Ep. 2' (ALL) Coming Next Week - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 10:32 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.

'PixelJunk Monsters' (PS3) Titles Get Updated, Includes Trophies

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 10:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PixelJunk Monsters takes the simple RTS concept of building, researching and having base defenses and wrap it all in a completely different style and mode of gameplay

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

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 9:45 a.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!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 9:39 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:

'Sins of a Solar Empire' to Get a Total of Four Micro Expansions

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 9:31 a.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. European publisher Kalypso Media revealed Entrenchment will be followed by 3 more expansions.

'Bounty Bay Online' to Add Guild Colonies - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bounty Bay Online takes players into a 15th century historical setting where adventurers can start an online career as merchant, buccaneer, fisherman or one of many other professions. Fight on land and water, complete enthralling quests and start guilds with other players. With the second free addon players will be able to establish entire colonies everywhere in the maritime world with adjoining cities and harbors.

'Silent Hunter 5' Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 5:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

During a Brothers in Arms launch event in Romania theGameCast interviewed Ubisoft Romania's PR who revealed that after completing Tom Clany's H.A.W.X. the studio is going to work on "the fifth part of a very popular Ubisoft series, a simulators one." Ubisoft Romania has previously worked on Silent Hunter 3 and 4, and being only simulator in their portfolio it is safe to assume a fifth installment in the submarine simulation franchise is coming.

'Run The Gauntlet' Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Run The Gauntlet provides a skilled-based tournament FPS, powered by Unreal 3 Engine. Set in a world where time has shifted, eras have merged and a new timeline has formed, players need to Run The Gauntlet repeatedly, pitting themselves against other players in exhilarating matches.

'Klonoa: Door to Phantomile' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A remake of the original 1998 PSOne title, Klonoa: Door to Phantomile keeps its 2D platforming gameplay, set in a 3D environment.

'WH40k: Dawn of War - Soulstorm' - v1.1.0 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 4:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WH 40K: Dawn of War - Soulstorm features an extensive interplanetary campaign spanning an entire star system in the WK40K universe, as well as introducing two all-new factions for an unprecedented total of nine playable races.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Dead Space'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows' - v1.6.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive's the next expansion for Kerberos Productions' 4X space strategy game Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows, adding never-before-seen weapons, ships and tactics, but also introducing a new race, The Morrigi.

'Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts' (X360) Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 3:19 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.

'Velvet Assassin' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in WW2, Velvet Assassin is a 3rd person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles.

'Star Wars: The Old Republic' - Story & Setting Details

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Announced yesterday, Star Wars: The Old Republic will let you explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Choose to play as Jedi, Sith, or a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, defining your personal story and determining your path down the light or dark side of the Force.

Last Vegas Composer Sues Electronic Arts for Copyright Infringement

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gerald Willis of Reno, composer of the University of Las Vegas fight song "Win With the Rebels," has filed a lawsuit against Electronic Arts in U.S. District Court in Nevada according to Review-Journal.com, claiming EA used the song without permission in 10 of its NCAA video game franchises, and is requesting up to $150,000 for each copyright violation.

'Stargate Worlds' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 1:59 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.

'Boing! Docomodake DS' (NDS) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On the day of the annual festival held in the Docomodake Forest, the Docomodake family is nowhere to be seen! You play as Papa Docomodake guiding him through various obstacles and challenges in order to find his family and get them to the festival on time.

'Broken Sword' Getting Ported to NDS/Wii?

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to a German ratings board entry UbiSoft is bringing Revolution Software's 1996 2D point & click adventure Broken Sword to Wii and NDS. Weaving a tale of murder, mystery, mayhem, and medieval history, Revolution Software has ported its popular PC title Circle of Blood to the NDS and Wii, currently scheduled for Feb. 2009.

Wii Review - 'Puzzler Collection'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Zoo Games' Puzzler Collection features more than 2,000 puzzles and three difficulty levels.

'Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World' (PS2) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 1:24 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.

PSP Review - 'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008'

by Dustin Chadwell on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 will let players take the fight into their own hands with the debut of Superstar Fighting Styles. The game features eight unique styles, each having its own strategy and exclusive attributes.

Amazon Acquires Reflexive Entertainment

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reflexive Entertainment has been acquired by Amazon.com, enabling Reflexive to expand its distribution network to include Amazon's distribution channel and bringing a new group of customers into play.

amBX Spins Off From Philips to Become Standalone Business

by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2008 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

amBX delivers a full ‘sensory surround experience’ by equipping game developers with a tool box to use light, color, sound and even air flow through enabled devices. amBX announced a successful spin-out from the Philips Technology Incubator through the formation of amBX UK Limited.