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'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 7:34 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.

'MotorStorm: Pacific Rift' (PS3) Trophies Revealed

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

Various Game Trailers #1449

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 7:19 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:

  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • Fracture [PS3/X360] - Multiplayer Trailer
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance [NDS] - Trailer
  • Golden Axe: Beast Rider [PS3/X360] - the Kormmath Trailer


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

'We Ski and Snowboard' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 6:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced the release of We Ski and Snowboard, adding high-performance snowboarding, as well as developed skiing functionality, two massive new mountains and 10,000 more vertical feet, and a complete snow park replete with fun boxes, rails and a half-pipe, where both skiers and snowboarders alike can grab huge air and over-the-top aerial tricks.

'Mirror's Edge' (ALL) Gets Remix Album

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 6:48 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. The album features the title track "Still Alive" performed by Swedish rock/pop star Lisa Miskovsky and remixes by some of today’s hottest artists including Benny Benassi, Paul van Dyk, and Armand Van Helden.

'Scratch: The Ultimate DJ' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 6:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, developed by 7 Studios with input from music legend Quincy Jones III, is set in distinctive urban environments combining free-form DJ tricks with great rhythm game-play, and featuring songs from the biggest names in Hip Hop.

'Fallout 3' (PS3/X360/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 3:49 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. European distributor Ubisoft revealed Fallout 3 has gone gold, and is on track for its late Oct. release date. While we tried to confirm this with Bethesda PR, all we received was a "we'll get back to you when we know more" comment, not exactly a denial either.

'Far Cry 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry 2 immerses players in an entirely new kind of gaming experience, where players will discover a true open world gameplay set in one of the most beautiful environments in the world, Africa, brought to life by high-definition next-gen technology.

'DanceDanceRevolution: Disney Grooves' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 2:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami announced DanceDanceRevolution: Disney Grooves, developed by DDR: Hottest Party studio Bemani, for the Wii, combining the popular rhythm-dancing phenomenon with classic Disney songs and characters creating a "must-have" for fans.

'Legendary' (PS3/X360/PC) Achievements Revealed - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 2:41 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.

Former 'Everquest' Exec Heads EA's 'The Sims' Label

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 2:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has promoted former Everquest Vice President of Product Development Rod Humble to Executive Vice President and Head of The Sims Label.

'Heavy Rain' (PS3) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain you don’t watch the story – you play it. The dynamic narrative unfolds through the players actions - not cut scenes - and every action has a consequence.

Microsoft Researching Whether Games Help With Math & Science in School

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft unveiled details about a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional gaming research alliance that will provide the fundamental scientific evidence to support games as learning tools for math and science subjects among middle-school students.

'Mirror's Edge' (ALL) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 10:56 a.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.

'Scene It? Box Office Smash' (X360) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scene It? Box Office Smash! is a great way to entertain guests at your next social gathering letting up to four players or teams match their wits in a trivia game to see whose movie knowledge reigns supreme, complete with more HD content, all new questions and engaging puzzle types.

'Global Agenda' - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 10:30 a.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.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) Gets $240 Deluxe Edition

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 10:22 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). Red Octane revealed details on a Deluxe Edition ($240 on PS3/X360, $220 for PS2/Wii), which will include the game, a wireless guitar, drum set and microphone, as well as an XL t-shirt, recharge kit, dual gig bag, and key chain.

'Tibor: Tale Of A Kind Vampire' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cateia Games' Tibor: Tale Of A Kind Vampire is a classical platform arcade based on a fairytale by Croatian writer Damir Civrak. Tibor is a fantasy game with 0% violence, fun and easy to play with unique visual style and colorful graphics.

'Europa Universalis III: Complete' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced Europa Universalis III: Complete, which includes the original Europa Universalis III game as well as the previously download only expansions Napoleon's Ambition and In Nomine.

'Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Love puzzle games, but also love an adventure? Now you can have both in one game with Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, an adventure-puzzle game that adds a new element of fun by combining the action of an adventure game with the challenge of a puzzle game all in one.

'MySims Kingdom' (NDS/Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 9:51 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!

'Ceville' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ceville is an action-packed point & click adventure where you have to protect the fairy-tale realm of Faeryanis from the treacherous Basilius who plans to take the crown and subdue the realm with the help of murderous beasts he summons from the planes of eternal darkness.

'Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As the first Naruto Wii title designed specifically for the North American audience, Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 promises an impressive list of playable characters from the Naruto universe, a polished and well-balanced fighting engine, and a deep, original storyline that expands upon episodes from the animated TV series.

'Deca Sports' (Wii) Sells 1 Million Units Worldwide

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deca Sports is an athletic offering, pulling together ten sporting events and pushing the player to their limits, fully using the Nunchuk/Wiimote to control your Mii like characters, including multiplayer. Hudson announced that its 10-Sport party game Deca Sports has exceeded 1,000,000 units shipped worldwide.

'Ninjatown' (NDS) Introduces the Dark Forest - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games' Ninjatown, based on the Shawnimals' designer toy line, is na action strategy title where you have to defend your peaceful town from Mr. Demon, using each of the ninja's unique skills and powers.

Former 'Fallout' Producer Becomes Carbine Studios' Design Director

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft's Carbine Studios announced the promotion of industry veteran Tim Cain to design director of the studio’s unannounced massively multiplayer online game.

'NBA 2K9' (ALL) Also Coming to PC

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tucked away in today's shipping announcement, 2K Sports announced NBA 2K9 will be available for the first time on PC on Oct. 21, poised to reach even more fans on a global scale with this addition to the already anticipated console versions of NBA 2K9.

'Saints Row 2' (PS3/X360/PC) Complete Soundtrack Unveiled

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 6:48 a.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.

'League of Legends: Clash of Fates' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Riot Games is currently developing its first title, League of Legends, 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.

'DOFUS' Reaches 10 Million Players

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 6:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

DOFUS is a Tactical MMORPG which means players evolve in a real time universe, but when they fight against monsters or against other players, action is turn-based, with specific number of actions each turn.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 6:14 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!

'WorldShift' - v1.0.22 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 5:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WorldShift is a next-generation, cyber-fantasy RTS game set in a dark future of Earth, where today's civilization is only a fading mysterious legend. The new v1.0.22 patch adds fixes, tweaks, anti-cheat improvements, etc.

PS3 Review - 'Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway'

by Reggie Carolipio on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 5:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, the third entry in the series, has you reprise the heroic role of Sergeant Matt Baker, a soldier of the 101st Airborne Division, during Operation Market Garden in the late stages of World War II.

'Afro Samurai' (PS3/X360) Coming to Europe - New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 5:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the animated TV series, Afro Samurai is the cutting edge game that delivers a new kind of cinematic game experience, a living episode that offers addictive, immersive and compelling gameplay that's dripping in style.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 5:22 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:

Square Enix Developing Brainwave-Controlled Video Game Concept

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 5:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bio-sensors manufacturer NeuroSky announced that it will unveil a brainwave-controlled video game at the Tokyo Game Show 2008, based on a new game concept being jointly developed with Square Enix.

'WWII Battle Tanks: T-34 vs. Tiger' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 5:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive's simulation game WWII Battle Tanks: T-34 vs Tiger, developed by G5, is a realistic WW2 Tank simulation game allowing players to experience the power of some of the most advanced weaponry of its time and battle the enemy head on during some of the most critical campaigns of WW2.

Wii Review - 'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09'

by Dustin Chadwell on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 will feature dynamic, personalized gameplay via Tiger Woods' personal coach, Hank Haney, a more intuitive and customized EA Sports GamerNet++ experience as well as an all-new game engine powering online play.

'Ship Simulator 2008 Collector's Edition' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ship Simulator 2008 Collector's Edition includes the latest updated version of Ship Simulator 2008 and the official add-on New Horizons, as well as unique bonus material such as a 70+ page Captain's Journal of references and a 'Making of' video.

'Project Aftermath' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Aftermath is an Arcade RTS game where you command up to four squads of soldiers in exciting battles in a retro-futuristic world. Equip your squads to suit your playing style, researching new items using the spoils of war; choosing from over 100 different weapons, armor, power-up augmentations and spell-like special attacks.

'Dragon Ball: Origins' (NDS) - 19 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari's Dragon Ball: Origins, developed by Namco Bandai Games, takes players back to the original Dragon Ball series and around the world for a thrilling action-adventure game with innovative touch pad controls.

'Pyroblazer ' (PSP/Wii/PC) Comes to Steam, But Suffers Delay

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 1:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pyroblazer is a futuristic combat racing game set amidst the awe-inspiring locations of New Apeiron, where players get the opportunity to race through a multitude of environments using a wide selection of anti-gravity craft known as Blazers.

'Quantum of Solace' (ALL) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 1:12 a.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.

THQ Exec VP of Worldwide Studios Leaves, Others Get Promoted

by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2008 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced a reorganization of the its product development management team as executive vice president of worldwide studios Jack Sorensen leaves and three key product development executives gets promoted from within.