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Legenday Pictures Wanting to Buy Epic Games?

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 10:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Citing multiple sources, Variety claims that film financier Legendary Pictures is in negotiations to acquire Gears of War developer Epic Games, which would make it the first of its kind to get into video games. It is no stranger to the medium, though, as Legendary CEO Thomas Tull was, up until recently, on the board of Brash Entertainment, but resigned a few weeks ago because of the publisher's disappointing performance. Legendary Pictures is known for co-producing 300 and The Dark Knight, and is, interestingly enough, also involved in the Gears of War movie adaptation, as well as a World of Warcraft movie.

'Velvet Assassin' (X360/PC) No Longer Coming to PS3

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 6:48 p.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. Citing engine compatibility issues, Gamecock confirmed the PS3 edition has been canned.

'Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 6:22 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1463

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 6:17 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:

  • Need for Speed Undercover [ALL] - Tri-City Bay Area Trailer
  • Tomb Raider Underworld [ALL] - Mexico Trailer
  • Empire: Total War [PC] - Campaign Trailer
  • NPPL Championship Paintball 2009 [ALL] - Trailer
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 [ALL] - Soviet Trailer


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

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (ALL) Infected With Zombie Virus

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 5:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar's open-ended crime series returns the franchise to New York with Grand Theft Auto IV, situated around the mysterious protagonist Nikolai. There is a virus sweeping through Grand Theft Auto IV turning many unsuspecting players into Zombies.

'Tales of Hearts' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai's Tales of Hearts is a new 2D installment in the Tales franchise adding an Emotional Gauge to the battle system, which allows the player to perform special attacks based on the characters emotions. Currently only scheduled for release in Japan, in 2 versions, same game, but with either CG or anime style cut scenes.

PlayStation Store Gets Penny Arcade, Prince of Persia, DLCs, Demos, Trackpacks

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 4:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content starting with Penny Arcade Adventures Ep. 1 ($14.99), Prince of Persia Classic ($9.99), DLCs for BUZZ! Quiz TV ($5.99), High Velocity Bowling ($0.99), Soul Calibur IV Yoda ($4.99), Mega Man 9 ($0.99), Civilization Revolution ($1.25), tracks for Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band, as well as demos for Valkyria Chronicles and LEGO Batman. If none of that is your bag, there are always the usual game & movie trailers, PS3 themes and wallpapers.

'Age of Empires: Mythologies' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 3:08 p.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.

'Fallout 4' to Come in About 3 Years

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 2:42 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. In a recent interview Bethesda's Todd Howard reveals that the next installment will not take as long as the 10 year Fallout 3 wait, and projects Fallout 4 could hit in about three years, by 2011.

'Mushroom Men (NDS/Wii) Bosses - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 2:37 p.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.

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Ep.3 (ALL) Coming Oct. 27

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 2:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People is a story-driven series with a comic spin based on Matt and Mike Chapman's online animated series. The player uncovers each episode's comedic plot through character interaction, dialogue-based puzzles, and the use/abuse of inventory items.

Ubisoft Q2 2008 Financial Results Show Sales Surge, Reveals Game Delays

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft released its sales for the fiscal half-year which ended Sept. 30, 2008, revealing sales are up 37% compared to last year, mainly driven by Brothers in Arms Hell's Highway, SoulCalibur IV (Europe) and its casual games lineup. Ubisoft expects further sales increase with its holiday lineup including Far Cry 2, Snowboarding, Prince of Persia, EndWar, Rayman and several more. Unfortunately, there is also some bad news, as Related Designs' strategy game, Anno 1404, and an unannounced title, were pushed until next fiscal year (anywhere from Apr. 1, 2009 to Mar. 31, 2010).

'The Last Remnant' (PS3/X360/PC) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 11:31 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.

'Dark Horizon' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive Dark Horizon is a stark and atmospheric space combat simulation that aims to hurl its audience through an action-packed adventure, piloting its own ship through the perils that only space could have to offer.

'Six Flags Fun Park' (NDS/PS2/Wii) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brash Entertainment announced Six Flags Fun Park, a videogame that brings the thrills and chills of a Six Flags theme park to the family living room, featuring uniquely themed areas and 40 mini-games representative of a visit to Six Flags park.

'Tom Clancy's EndWar' (ALL) Goes Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 10:18 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.

'Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe' (PS3/X360) - 6 Screens

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

Kombat forces friends to fight, worlds to collide, and unlikely alliances to be forged. In order to save all they know, the heroes and villains of Mortal Kombat must wage war against the combined might of the DC Universe.

Good Old Games Goes Open Beta, Offers DRM Free Classic PC Games

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital distribution site Good Old Games is now offering its DRM-free PC classics to the public as it moved into its Open Beta phase after a highly successful Early Access Beta. Strategy First has signed on and is now offering its hit titles such as Sacred Gold, Jagged Alliance, and Disciples Gold for download.

'Runes of Magic' Sascillia Region Unveiled - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 600 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

'Moon' (NDS) Story Penned By Hollywood Writers

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moon is a sci-fi, action-adventure title, placing gamers on the cold lunar surface in the year 2058. Researchers are shocked to find a sealed, alien hatch during construction of a new lunar base, but it's a shock that soon pales in comparison to what they find beyond the hatch. James McDonough and Adam Patyk (known for Hellboy, Transformers) are responsible for the dark and twisted storyline.

'MySims Kingdom' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 9:43 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!

'Mary King's Riding School 2' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mary King’s Riding School 2 gives players the unique opportunity to train with world ranking equestrian, Mary King, and become a 3 day eventing champion.

'The Red Cross Game: Emergency Response Unit' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Red Cross Game: Emergency Response Unit is a strategy title where players manage relief efforts and race against the clock to try to help those in need. Created to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Dutch Red Cross, half of the net income generated by game sales will be donated to the Red Cross.

'High Velocity Bowling' (PS3) Gets New Characters, Hallow's Eve Ball Pack

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using the SIXAXIS wireless controller to simulate a real bowling swing with lifelike lane environments, players will compete to unlock ten distinctive characters and progress through ten themed alleys on their way to bowling domination, complete with leaderboards and stats. Team RamRod is adding two new playable characters and six different Halloween styled bowling balls.

'Dead Space' (ALL) Sequel Already in Development

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 7:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. A recent interview with EA Games' Frank Gibeau and Dead Space executive producer Glenn Schofield reveals that, apart from novels and toys, a sequel is already in the early stages of development, but depending on the success or failure of the original, it could still get scrapped.

'Fishing Master World Tour' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 6:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new Fishing Master World Tour offers over 200 different types of fish to catch and enables players to catch fish in over forty different locations across seven different regions. Fish on Easter Island, under the Golden Gate Bridge, on the Amazon River and many more exotic global locations.

'The Sims 3' Gets Soundtrack From Transformers Composer

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 6:55 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! EA revealed that Hollywood composer Steve Jablonsky, known for The Transformers soundtrack, will score the theme music.

'Crysis Wars' Patch in the Works

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 5:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crysis Wars is the multiplayer component for Crytek's FPS Crysis Warhead and features three multiplayer modes, 21 maps, vehicles and more. Crytek is currently working on the first patch, and while there are no specific fix details, it was revealed that the online authentication will be removed from the initial startup.

'Boingz' (Wii) - Game Details & Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 5:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Boingz introduces players to bendy, stretchy little critters who’ve found themselves scattered about an alien world. Players must help the Boingz free the rest of their friends and find their way back home by solving a series of addicting, mind-bending puzzles across thirty levels of fun.

'Skate 2' (PS3/X360) And 'Skate It' (NDS/Wii) Soundtracks Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set five years after the original, San Vanelona's been rebuild after it was hit by a natural disaster. Equipped with double the bag of tricks, gamers are tasked to rebuild their career and revive the New San Vanelona skate scene.

Thursday, October 23, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 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:

'The Sims 2: Apartment Life' - v1.16.0.194 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 5:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims 2 Apartment Life brings the adventure, fun and drama of close quarters of apartment living to your Sims.

'Nerf N-Strike' (NDS/Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 4:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a world created to be the perfect landscape for Nerf pandemonium, players can become the master of mayhem, wreak havoc and perfect their blasting skills or challenge friends to clashes with both single and multi-player game modes.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2009' (ALL) v1.10 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PES 2009 has undergone a graphical update to ensure its players look and move even more like their real-life counterparts. Similarly, all-new options allow users to tailor the game to their own tastes, while new moves, innovative new control elements and key online elements will further the realism of the new game.

THQ Confirms '50 Cent: Blood on the Sand' (PS3/X360) Acquisition - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed earlier this month, THQ has picked up 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand in which you play as one of the world's biggest hip-hop stars in an all-out battle to protect 50 Cent's assets and to collect payment from a crooked overlord.

'Street Gears' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on a persistent manga-style universe, Street Gears is a massively multiplayer roller game where players can challenge each others in races or tricks contests.

'Fahrenheit 2' (PS3/X360) In Development?

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fahrenheit, known in North America as Indigo Prophecy, is a suspense-filled immersive adventure game using branching story lines and multiple character perspectives. According to French magazine Actugaming, Quantic Dream is not only working on Heavy Rain, but also developing a sequel to Fahrenheit, continuing the story of Carla, Lucas and their new child, featuring Matrix like combat. Currently only planned for PS3 and X360, the title is scheduled for late 2009.

'Collapse' - Russian Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in 2096 A.D., Collapse immerses the player in an alternate future. The world as we know it is destroyed, creatures from another dimension emerged all over Europe, massacring every life form they found on their way… That was a century ago.

'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009' (ALL) - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 2:15 a.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.

Wireless Guitar Hero Controller, Premiere Edition (PS2/PS3) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Logitech announced the Logitech Wireless Guitar Controller, Premiere Edition for the PS3 and PS2, compatible with all Guitar Hero games, including the upcoming Guitar Hero World Tour, featuring an authentic wood neck, a rosewood fingerboard and metal frets, for gamers who truly want to flex their Star Power.

Wii Review - 'SimCity Creator'

by Glenn "Otter" Juskiewicz on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Be a powerful mayor -- create, enjoy and destroy your ultimate city. Start by zoning your city, constructing homes, businesses, factories, skyscrapers, freeways, railroads, and much more. You’ll discover many ways to customize your city, including 13 city styles to explore, such as American, European and Asian themes.

PS3 Review - 'NBA 2K9'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 1:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

NBA 2K9 provides unmatched attention to detail this season with even more signature style animations, deeper franchise mode, adaptive AI for smarter gameplay, and innovative online features including Team Up for true online 5-on-5 matches, and Living Rosters for the most up-to-date player ratings and tendencies to bring the game to life like never before.

'Close Combat: Wacht am Rhein' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 12:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Close Combat: Wacht am Rhein brings together the classic top-down tactical gameplay from the original series and plenty of new features, expansions, and improvements, giving newcomers and veterans to the series alike a vastly improved and expanded version of the original experience.

NDS Review - 'Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Mermaids'

by Dustin Chadwell on Oct. 23, 2008 @ 12:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Mermaids, examples of enhanced interactivity include using the stylus for cleaning garbage off the beach and counting seashells, while the microphone is used to call dolphins to assist Dora.