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'Quantum of Solace' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 7:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quantum of Solace blends intense first-person action with a 3rd person cover combat system that allows players to truly feel what it is like to be the ultimate secret agent as they use their stealth, precision shooting and lethal combat skills to progress.

'MotoGP 08' (ALL) Experiencing Technical Issue on PC

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotoGP is the world's premier motorcycling championship consisting of 18 Grands Prix hosted around the globe, featuring the world's top motorcycle manufacturers who provide machinery for the world's best riders. Capcom has identified a technical issue with people installing the PC edition to a custom location on a hard drive. A patch will be forthcoming, but in the meantime use the default settings.

Various Game Trailers #1468

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 6:49 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:

  • Memento Mori [PC] - 3D Features Trailer
  • Pyroblazer [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer #2
  • Sacred 2 [ALL] - Intro to Ancaria Trailer #1
  • Left 4 Dead [X360/PC] - TV Trailer
  • The Lord of the Rings: Conquest [ALL] - Trailer #2
  • Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria [PC] - Classes Trailer
  • Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers [Wii] - Halloween Trailer
  • Persona 4 [PS2] - Trailer #3


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

PlayStation Store Gets SIREN Halloween Sale, DLCs, Demos, Trackpacks

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 6:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content starting with a Halloween special sale for SIREN: Blood Curse ($29.99 or $10.99/chapter), DLCs for Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution ($3.75), Guitar Hero World Tour (No Rain by Blind Melon/$1.99), Rock Band (Furs, Blink-182 and Siouxsie/$1.99), demos for Mirror’s Edge, EndWar, SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 and Alone In The Dark.

'Legendary' (PS3/X360/PC) Release Dates Confirmed - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 5:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spark Unlimited's FPS Legendary: The Box presents a world suddenly thrust into chaos and turmoil when ancient creatures of myth are unleashed into modern day society, and it is up to you, as the cause of it all, to stop it all.

'Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals' (NDS) Gets New Creatures As DLC

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals continues the story of Rallen and Jeena, interplanetary patrol officers who discover, excavate, awaken and train mysterious fossilized creatures known as Spectrobes and then use them to battle enemies. Disney has released six new creatures as downloadable content for Spectrobes once you achieve the ability to use the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.

'Star Wars The Clone Wars: Lightsaber Duels' (Wii) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing an entirely new look and feel to the galaxy far, far away, Star Wars: The Clone Wars combines the cinematic qualities of the Star Wars movies with state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery from artists at Lucasfilm Animation.

'Portal: Prelude' - v1.1.0 Mod/Expansion Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 4:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Portal: Prelude is an unofficial prequel for Valve's hit title Portal. Its story revolves around the pre-GlaDOS epoch, even before she was plugged in. At this time, test subjects were monitored by real Aperture Science employees, whose work was tedious, lengthy and repetitive.

'Robocalypse' (NDS) And 'Tecmo Bowl: KickOff' (NDS) Go Gold, Get Dated

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo announced that Robocalypse and Tecmo Bowl: KickOff, both NDS exclusive titles, have gone gold and will be shipping to retailers across North America on November 18th.

'Prince of Persia' (ALL) - 18 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 2:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia is opening a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe, featuring a new breed of gameplay. The game is poised to rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style.

EA Result Reveals 2 Million Spore, 800k WAR, More Revenue, Higher Loss, Layoffs

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 2:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA's Q2 2009 financial result reveals increased revenue ($894 million,up $254 million as compared to last year) driven by Spore (2 million units sold), Warhammer Online (1.2 million sold, 800k users), Madden 09, Mercenaries 2, Tiger Woods 09 and a few others. However, losses also increased from last year's $195 million to $310 mill., and as a result, EA will restructure, starting with a 6% workforce reduction, which will save $50 mill/year.

Tri Synergy Signs 'Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge is a game that best describes the life of risk and danger that you’ll lead in this action-packed turn-based tactical game where you’ll be in control of leading a group of seasoned mercenaries through the African countryside.

'X3: Terran Conflict' - v1.2.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

X³: Terran Conflict is a brand new, stand-alone game set in the universe of X³. It is the culmination of the X trilogy, with a grand finale that takes us all the way back to Earth's own solar system.

'Battlefield: Bad Company' (PS3/X360) Rolls Out Community Choice Map Pack

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield: Bad Company drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge. This pack includes four new conquest multiplayer maps, gameplay enhancements and PS3 Trophy support.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PC) Slightly Delayed - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 11:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the PC with GTA IV, returning the franchise to New York situated around the Eastern European protagonist Nikolai. The PC edition comes with a replay editor with Rockstar Social Club integration, expanded multiplayer, higher resolution, and match filtering.

'The Witcher' Sells More Than One Million Copies

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher is an action RPG incorporating a simple-yet-interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3D graphics. The Enhanced Edition improves the game's mechanics, graphics, load times, stability, and adds a mod editor, two new adventures, making of DVD, two soundtracks, etc.

'Pet Pals: Animal Doctor' (Wii) Gets Dated - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pet Pals: Animal Doctor is a vet simulation game where players immerse themselves in the world of veterinary medicine and get to use the Wii remote and Nunchuck as if they are performing actual surgeries.

'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King' Midnight Launch Events

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WoW: Wrath of the Lich King will open the forbidding wasteland of Northrend to exploration by the hardiest adventurers. New levels of power, challenging new dungeons and encounters, an exciting new character profession, and the game’s first hero class are just some of the new features awaiting players in Wrath of the Lich King.

'Runes of Magic' Faces Halloween Stress Test - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 9:25 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.

'FIFA Manager 09' - Database Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FIFA Manager 09 gives you full control over the management of a football club. You are responsible for the line-up, the tactics and the training of your team – as well as for signing the right players, improving the club facilities and the stadium.

PS3 Preview - 'Valkyria Chronicles'

by Adam Pavlacka on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Valkyria Chronicles, known in Japan as Valkyria of the Battlefield, is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe - divided in two and ruled by the Empire and the Federation. The game follows a hero named Welkin and his fellow soldiers of the Federation's 7th Platoon as they engage in a series of epic battles.

'The Last Remnant' (PS3/X360/PC) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 8:18 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.

Harmonix to Develop The Beatles Music Video Game

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 7:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As hinted at yesterday, MTV Games has signed an agreement with Apple Corps, The Beatles license holder, to develop a "new" video game that will be an unprecedented, experiential progression through and celebration of the music and artistry of The Beatles spanning the UK band's entire discography, with tracks from their first album Please Please Me to Abbey Road.

'Syberia' (NDS) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 7:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed earlier this year, Benoît Sokal's 3D adventure game Syberia is coming to NDS. Kate Walker, a young and brilliant lawyer from New York, has come to Europe to negotiate the purchase a famous Robot/Toy factory, but will soon have her future completely turned upside-down ....

'The Hunter' Beta Launching Soon - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 6:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emote Games and Avalanche Studios have formed a best of breed partnership to launch The Hunter, a free to play online hunting game that artfully combines the most realistic hunting action, with the community and functionality of a social networking site.

'Prince of Persia' (ALL) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 6:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia is opening a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe, featuring a new breed of gameplay. The game is poised to rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style. Inon Zur and musician Stuart Chatwood have created a compelling and epic original score.

'PopStar Guitar' (ALL) Pins Down Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PopStar Guitar features songs from top pop music stars including 3 Doors Down, Simple Plan, Blink 182 and many more, allowing players to unlock their inner pop celebrity and star as the lead guitarist in their very own band.

'The Lord of the Rings: Conquest' (ALL) Delayed Until 2009 - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 5:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings: Conquest is an action-packed game set in the Lord of the Rings universe of J.R.R. Tolkien where players will fight epic battles any way they want, whether it be as the heroic forces of good, or as the legions of Sauron’s evil army, including Cave-trolls, Oliphaunts, the Balrog and Sauron himself.

'Tom Clancy's EndWar' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 5:06 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.

Thursday, October 30, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 5:02 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 Chronicles of Spellborn' Implements 3D Houses - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Spellborn, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, it uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine.

PS3 Review - 'Buzz! Quiz TV'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Buzz! goes next-gen with Buzz!: Quiz TV, transforming your home into a TV game show studio, but thanks to Playstation Network, the whole world becomes a quiz show as you go online to pit your quiz skills against the best on offer.

'Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena' (ALL) Picked up by Atari

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 3:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is a remake/upgrade of 2004's Escape from Butcher Bay in high def., as well as adding the Dark Athena chapter, expanding the original game with a new campaign, new gameplay features, and online multiplayer. Caught up in the Activision Blizzard merger earlier this year, Atari announced it has signed Starbreeze's enhanced Riddick experience, now scheduled for spring 2009.

'Spore: Creepy & Cute Parts Pack' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 3:00 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.

'Zompocalypse' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 2:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zompocalypse features visceral Metal Slug-inspired art, a range of weapons appropriate to a zombie outbreak, layers of gameplay and beautiful women. Then there's the zombies, with their hyper-stereotyped characters, patented zombie mobbing technology, quirky behaviors, and freaky bosses.

'Wakfu' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ankama Games, known for its MMO DOFUS, starts a new Tactical MMORPG project: Wakfu, featuring bright graphics and a fantasy universe much like its predecessor, even though the development team will be adding many innovations to the tactical gameplay.

1C Company Acquires Avalon Style Entertainment

by Rainier on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher 1C Company announced that it has acquired Avalon Style Entertainment, which will henceforth be known as 1C-Avalon and continue to create their 4х4 Hummer racing game series.

NDS Review - 'Homie Rollerz'

by Dustin Chadwell on Oct. 30, 2008 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Homie Rollerz is a fast mayhem-laden kart racer where players can pick one of the 10 most popular Homies, customize their slick rides, then trick, hop, and battle through courses with settings, shortcuts, and secrets as unique as the Homies themselves.