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'Need for Speed Undercover' (ALL) - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 7:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Black Box's Need for Speed Undercover is an intense action racing title taking the franchise back to its roots and re-introduces breakneck cop chases, the world's hottest cars and spectacular highway battles.

'Press Your Luck' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 7:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Press Your Luck game will retain all of the favorite elements of the classic show, rendered with a dynamic redesign, including hundreds of new trivia questions, spins on an interactive giant game board, the iconic Whammy providing never-before-seen animated antics, and elements to make it easy and entertaining for friends and family to play and interact together.

Various Game Trailers #1467

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 7:12 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:

  • A Kingdom for Keflings [XBLA] - Trailer
  • C.O.R.E. [NDS] - Multiplayer Trailer
  • Killzone 2 [PS3] - Trailer #5
  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe [ALL] - Trailers (2)
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels [Wii] - Deleted Scenes Trailer
  • Dragon Age: Origins [PC] - Leipzig Demo Trailer


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

'Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King' (NDS) Gets New Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 7:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xider Games' Ankh is a point & click adventure game where you play as Assil, a young Egyptian man in trouble, making his way through treacherous Cairo, avoiding evil Pharaohs, crocodiles and assassins, to lift his own death curse. Originally slated for September, Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King is now scheduled for Nov. 14, 2008.

'Global Agenda' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A departure from the traditional online settings of high fantasy, outer space, or military, Global Agenda is a fast-paced action MMO using Unreal Engine 3 set in Earth's near future, a spy-fi world of advanced technology and player-driven conflict.

Could the Next Nobel Peace Prize Winner Be A Gamer?

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jane McGonigal, noted PhD and Director of Game Research and Development at The Institute for the Future, is convinced that either a game developer or a community of online gamers will be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by the year 2032.

MTV to Develop A Music Project With The Beatles License Holder

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

During a press conference tomorrow Apple Corps Ltd. (holders of The Beatles license) and MTV are to announce details regarding an exclusive agreement to develop an unprecedented global music project. No further details were provided but in the past both the Rock Band and Guitar Hero publisher were looking into licensing The Beatles material, so tomorrow 2:00 pm UK Time (10:00 am ET, 7:00 AM PT) we will know more..

'Rune Factory: Frontier' (Wii) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rune Factory: Frontier incorporates an open-ended structure that allows players to choose the type of game they wish to experience. Whether it's growing crops, expanding the town, fighting (or befriending) monsters or even falling in love.

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3' (ALL) - v1.01 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Alert 3 takes players on an epic RTS adventure to an alternate future spawned by time travel run amok, featuring a fully co-operative campaign, the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay. This v1.01 patch makes improvements to the multiplayer game invite system.

'Mirror's Edge' (ALL) Demos This Week, Includes Unlockable Time Trial Mode

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 12:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mirror's Edge is a first-person action adventure game where you are Faith, a 'runner' framed for murder in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of human traffic is closely watched. EA will release a demo, featuring the prologue, a tutorial and a single-player level, on PSN Oct. 30, and on XBL Oct. 31, 2008. Fans who pre-ordered will be able to unlock the Time Trial mode.

'Flower, Sun and Rain' (NDS) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flower, Sun and Rain is a mystery adventure, in the vein of Groundhog Day, where you play a detective charged with locating and defusing a bomb by solving thought-provoking puzzles with a wealth of bizarre outcomes.

Xbox 360 60GB Live Starter Pack Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Just in time for the arrival of the New Xbox Experience (Nov. 19), Xbox 360 owners now have the option to upgrade with the new Xbox 360 60GB Live Starter Pack ($99.99), which comes with everything needed to join the fun on Xbox Live, including a 60GB detachable hard drive for storing downloadable movies, TV shows and additional game content, as well as an Xbox 360 Headset, an Ethernet cable and a three-month Gold subscription to Xbox Live.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky' - v1.5.06 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is a survival FPS game based on a 'what-if' scenario of the second Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident. The game is created as a warning to mankind against mindless play with technologies.

SEGA Signs 'The Conduit' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

High Voltage Software's The Conduit is a stunning action FPS that promises to provide some of the best visuals seen to date on the Wii, featuring terrifying alien creatures, an advanced AI System, and a rich, conspiracy-laden story.

Xbox 360 Will Debut Netflix HD Streaming

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The New Xbox Experience will give X360 owners a completely new experience that is fun, social and simple to use -- and puts more entertainment at their fingertips than any other device connected to the TV. When the NXE debuts Nov. 19 the Xbox 360 will the world's first medium to let viewers stream movies and TV episodes from Netflix in HD, ahead of Netflix's own Watch Instantly portal.

'Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Koei's Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle is an epic historical simulation from legendary game producer Kou Shibusawa where players assume the role of Nobunaga, or of a rival warlord, in their quest to unite Japan under one rule.

'Cursed Mountain' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cursed Mountain is a survival horror game where you take on the role of a fearless mountaineer climbing into the Himalayas on a quest to find your lost brother. As you ascends the mountain, he encounters an ancient curse: the souls of the people who died in that region are stuck in limbo, caught in the Shadow World.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm' (PS3) to Get Free Character/Mission DLCs

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 10:21 a.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!

Free 'Fable II' (X360) DLC Codes Being Given Away

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 10:14 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. To receive a free download code for the Ltd. Ed. bonus content, simply register with your Windows Live ID, and a code will be sent out within five working days, offer ends Dec. 31, 2008.

'Warhammer Online' Celebrates Halloween with Live Event

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle. Beginning on Oct. 29th, players can take part in WAR's first-ever live in-game event and tackle four new Public Quests, along with a host of other frightening new content to earn special, seasonal rewards.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 9:57 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!

'Mount & Blade' - v1.010 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's Mount & Blade, developed by TaleWorlds Entertainment, is a single-player, third- or first-person action/role-playing game with a focus on medieval combat. The new patch addresses a variety of issues that were affecting the overall gaming experience within Mount & Blade.

Meridian4 Signs 'Penguins Arena'

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Penguins Arena is a First Penguin Shooter with very short rounds and where the magic of reincarnation, combined with the supernatural ability to return to the game as a ghost, ensures that your character has every chance to change your tribe's fate.

'The Far Wilds' Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Far Wilds is an online strategy game in a fantasy setting that combines elements of collectible card games, real-time strategy and massively multiplayer online games.

'Gatheryn' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gatheryn is an interactive massive multi-player world of adventure, mystery and romance. You assume the role of a Victorian themed character as you explore, socialize and quest your way through the world.

NDS Preview - 'Moon'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades' (NDS) Full Set List Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 6:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Handheld gamers will once again have the freedom to unleash their inner rock star anywhere, anytime with Vicarious Visions' Guitar Hero On Tour Decades which will now also introduce song share between NDS players with different versions of On Tour.

'Muramasa: The Demon Blade' (Wii) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 6:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvelous Entertainment and XSEED's Muramasa: The Demon Blade (known in Japan as “Oboro Muramasa Youtouden”) is a unique, highly stylized action RPG, is currently in development and will be released for the North American market.

'Rock Band 2' (ALL) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original 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.

'Penny Arcade Adventures: Ep. 2' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 5:42 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.

'Need for Speed Undercover' (ALL) Premieres All-New 2009 Nissan 370Z

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Black Box's Need for Speed Undercover is an intense action racing title taking the franchise back to its roots and re-introduces breakneck cop chases, the world's hottest cars and spectacular highway battles.

'Arc Rise Fantasia' (Wii) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 5:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arc Rise Fantasia is an epic RPG product of old and new, combining gorgeous graphics with modern gameplay while bringing classic Japanese high fantasy role-playing action involving airships and dragons.

'Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts' (X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 5:12 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.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 4:44 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:

NDS Review - 'Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2'

by Richard Poskozim on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Everyone's favorite orange-clad ninja returns to the role-playing genre with Path of the Ninja 2, featuring an all-new original storyline, a huge roster of playable characters, an improved combat system and for the first time, exciting Wi-Fi battles.

'Empire: Total War' Gets Special Forces Edition, Steamworks Support

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire: Total War, the new installment in The Creative Assembly’s Total War RTS franchise, will maintain the series 3D battles, grand turn based campaign map and rich historical flavor while for the first time introducing 3D naval combat into the series. The Special Forces Edition includes a range of exclusive elite units and a detailed print of the globe-spanning Campaign Map. Steamworks adds downloadable content, friend-list support and achievements.

'Defense Grid: The Awakening' Coming to Steam - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hidden Path Entertainment's Defense Grid: The Awakening is a unique spin on tower defense gameplay that will appeal to players of all skill levels, featuring beautiful environments, spectacular effects, and a dynamic, engaging soundtrack.

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Zombie Photo Contest

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 2:37 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.

'Spore: Creepy & Cute Parts Pack' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 2:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spore Creepy & Cute Parts provides more than 100 new creature-building components (body parts, paint options, animations, backgrounds and more) themed in two distinct styles--charming, cartoon-esque creatures and scary, monster-like creatures.

PS3 Review - 'Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Psyonix Studios announced Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, an arena-based online vehicle sports game for PlayStation Network that brings together animated vehicles in sports-like gameplay.

North American Game Industry Has Grown 13% Since 2007

by Rainier on Oct. 29, 2008 @ 12:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The second Game Developer Census, surveying all companies working within video game development and publishing in North America, has revealed that the North American game industry has increased in size 13%, from 47,800 to 53,900 staffers.