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'SOCOM' (PS3) v1.20 Patch Coming Tomorrow

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation focuses on online play and the global community and clans that support it, with Tournaments, Clan Ladders, and Leader Boards. Since its mid Oct. launch, SOCOM has been plagued by various crippling issues from controls, to connectivity and beyond, but tomorrow SCEA will release a patch fixing major stability and playability issues.

'Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 7:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods is an addon for Jwood's action/RPG and will answer many open questions and guarantee a seamless step to Gothic 4. Once more you take on the role of the nameless Hero and again you have to raise your sword in anger to save the world of Gothic.

Various Game Trailers #1466

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 7:01 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:

  • Gears of War 2 [X360] - Last Day TV Trailer
  • Edge of Twilight [ALL] - Trailer #2
  • Spooky Spirits [PC] - Trailer
  • Prince of Persia [ALL] - Dark & Light Trailer
  • Shaun White Snowboarding [ALL] - Multiplayer Trailer
  • White Gold: War in Paradise [ALL] - Combat Trailer
  • The Swarm [PC] - Trailer #3
  • Chronostorm: Siberian Strike [PC] - Trailer
  • The Hunt [PC] - Gameplay Trailer #2
  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe [ALL] - Finishing Moves Trailer
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer (2)


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

'Saints Row 2' (ALL) Coming to PC On Jan. 5, 2009

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 6:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ's Saints Row 2, using Volition's open-world engine, offers vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer. THQ confirmed to us to the PC version of SR 2 will be available in North America on January 5, 2009.

'Animal Crossing: City Folk' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 6:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Animal Crossing: City Folk lets you live your life in a virtual community that’s all your own. You can interact with the fun characters in your town, customize everything from your house to your clothing and even chat with other friends in the game using the Wii Speak.

UK Retailers to Adopt Color Coded Ratings System

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 6:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a move mirroring efforts by food manufacturers and retailers to give consumers a clear and easy way to understand food content, the games industry is close to launching a traffic light system for the ratings on video games.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm' (PS3) Main Game Modes - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 4:04 p.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!

'Aion' Launches Open Beta in Korea, North America and Europe Soon

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 3:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players. Aion’s world consists of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles. NCSoft let us know that the open beta launches in Korea Nov. 11 and that the game is currently being localized and plans for testing phases in North America and Europe are being made.

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 1:45 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.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Multiplayer Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 12:01 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.

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Pre-Order, Get 10% Off And Early Demo Access

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 11:55 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. Similar to Gamestop's pre-order campaign from earlier Valve is now also allowing you to pre-order (with an additional 10% off) also giving 5 days early access to the demo.

'Alarm for Cobra 11: Burning Wheels' (X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Daring stunts, spectacular crashes, thrilling criminal cases: All fans of the racing genre will easily fall in love with the newest game originating from the original RTL TV-Show "Alarm for Cobra 11." While the previous installment has yet to be released in North America, Europe is already gearing up to burn more rubber.

'Tomb Raider Underworld' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live, PC Version Later This Week

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 11:34 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. Eidos has released a 1.2Gb demo on XBL, with the PC version to follow on Friday.

Race in Style With the $995 RennSport Cockpit

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fanatec introduced its high-end, and at $995 USD also high priced, RennSport Cockpit. Specially designed for the strong force feedback effects of all Fanatec Porsche racing wheels, the RennSport Cockpit is the ultimate addition to complete the virtual racing experience.

'Castlevania Judgment' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 10:09 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.

'Supreme Ruler 2020: Global Crisis' Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Supreme Ruler 2020 is a strategic and tactical geo-political game where direct control of the military and the policies of a nation becomes the key to survival. The Global Crisis add-on adds new single- and multiplayer maps, new sandbox map, improved UI/AI/graphics, and plenty more.

'World of Warcraft' Reaches 11 Million Subscribers

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience where players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world.

'Phantasy Star Portable' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 9:44 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.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) Acknowledges Faulty Drum Kits

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 9:40 a.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). Activision issued a statement about the faulty drum kit reports, acknowledging that people are having issues with the sensitivity of the drum pads, but it thinks this is limited to an early run production batch. A tuning kit will be released shortly, and people with faulty kits should contact Activision support immediately.

SCEA Releases New PSP Media Manager

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed to accommodate the expanding functionality of PSP, the Media Manager grants access to the PlayStation Store through the PC, easing the process of browsing, purchasing, and downloading of games, movies and television shows. The Media Manager also allows for organizing and syncing your music, photos and other digital content.

'Monster Racers' (NDS) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Monster Racers, players will embark on a quest that will take them around the globe in search of monster breeds to train, nurture and race. Throughout their journeys, players will build lasting friendships with new allies, and encounter daunting challenges from a bevy of rival trainers.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Fallout 3'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Bejeweled Twist' (PC) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 6:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring a revolutionary new style of play, Bejeweled Twist puts a completely new spin on PopCap's top-selling puzzle game.

'Puzzle Quest: Galactrix' (NDS/X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 5:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America's Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, developed by Infinite Interactive, incorporates a powerful blend of casual and hardcore gameplay elements, similar to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, into an all-new futuristic, science-fiction setting.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) to Get Jimi Hendrix And The Raconteurs

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 5:49 a.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). Activision revealed that in November, it will release three-song pack DLCs for Jimi Hendrix (Nov. 13) and The Raconteurs (Nov. 20); the latter will also be on the Wii.

'Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 5:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will make its downloadable debut on the XBLA and PSN by utilizing the original game code, while creating a fresh upgraded experience with new artwork and high resolution 1080p graphics.

'MotorStorm: Pacific Rift' (PS3) to Get Weekly DLCs, Mostly Free

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 5:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift is moving from the rugged desert to a lush Pacific island with all of the vehicles familiar of the first game (ATVs, rally cars, buggies, motorbikes, race trucks, etc.), while adding a new monster truck class. Without giving details, Evolution Studios revealed that it will try to release DLCs every week, mostly free, as well as some expansion packs later on.

NDS Review - 'Unsolved Crimes'

by Dustin Chadwell on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 4:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Empire Interactive's new character-driven crime detective adventure, Unsolved Crimes, brings a new level of gaming excitement to the NDS integrating the thrills of an action game with the mental challenges of a 3D crime investigation.

'Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard' (PS3/X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 4:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Offering an original story line and an off-the-wall cast of characters, D3Publisher's third-person shooter Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard parodies some of the most beloved genres of games and pop culture.

Free 'Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon' Game for Red Cross Blood Donors

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dracula 3 is an adventure game inspired by the world of Bram Stoker, where the Vatican appoints Father Arno Moriani, the "Devil's Advocate", to investigate a potential candidate for sainthood in Transylvania. But in the shadows of the disturbing ruins that were once Vlad the Impaler's castle, his investigation takes an unexpected turn...

'Klonoa: Door to Phantomile' (Wii) - 45 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 2:56 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.

'Football Manager 2009' (PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sports Interactive's long running sports simulation franchise is getting a new installment with Football Manager 2009, known in North America as Worldwide Soccer Manager 2009, which is finally making the move to 3D with a new match engine. A demo, in the usual 2 flavors, will be available later this week...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 1:44 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 King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match' (PS2) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally created as a dream match for players to pit their favorite KOF characters against each other, KOF '98 UM takes that one step further by introducing new characters, game systems, game modes, stages, and a soundtrack not seen in the original.

'League of Legends: Clash of Fates' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

League of Legends, developed by Riot Games, is an online multiplayer session-based game that combines elements of role-playing and strategy genres with addictive battle action. In League of Legends rival teams will compete against one another for victory on highly stylized battlefields and landscapes.

'Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe' (PS3/X360) Gets Neutered

by Rainier on Oct. 28, 2008 @ 1:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Editorials

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. Series co-creator Ed Boon revealed that Midway has toned down several fatalities (The Joker's headshot and Kitana's head slashing) in order to keep the ESRB's Teen rating.