During its TGS 2008 briefing, Microsoft unveiled a portfolio of games for Xbox 360, headlined by Halo 3: Recon, as well as the announcement of Tekken 6 coming to X360 for the first time in franchise history, Ninety-Nine Nights II, and various new Xbox Live Arcade titles such as Arkanoid, Metal Slug 7, R-Type Dimensions, Space Invaders Extreme and more ....
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Halo 3: Recon is a new chapter in the Halo saga that lets gamers experience events leading up to the epic story told in Halo 3 through the eyes of a new hero in the Halo universe. The stand-alone expansion extends the Halo 3 experience with hours of new campaign excursions and multiplayer gameplay.
Microsoft announced at the Tokyo Game Show 2008 that the New Xbox Experience will launch on Wednesday, Nov. 19, giving Xbox 360 owners worldwide a completely new Xbox 360 experience that is fun, social and simple to use -- and puts more entertainment at their fingertips than any other device connected to the TV.
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. In order to play Portal: Prelude you need to have Steam/Portal installed on your system.
Zubo is a music-based rhythm-action game featuring a unique set of characters. Players enter the world of Zubalon to help the colorful and zany inhabitants, the Zubos, defeat an evil force which is bent on world domination.
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:
- Dead Space [ALL] - Animated Comic #6
- Tomb Raider: Underworld [ALL] - Behind the Scenes Trailer #3
- Gears of War 2 [X360] - Never Fight Alone Trailer
- WH40K: Dawn of War II - Space Marine Campaign Walthrough Trailer
- Blitz: The League II [ALL] - Late Hits Trailer #3
- Need for Speed Undercover [ALL] - Cops & Robbers Trailer
- Vigilante 8: Arcade [XBLA] - Launch Trailer
- Skate 2 [ALL] - Goofy vs. Regular Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
Civilization Revolution delivers features like real-time interaction between leaders, multi-player capabilities and integrated video and voice chat, which transports the Civilization series to a level of gameplay that fans have never experienced before. Tomorrow 2K Games will release two map packs, a free Brave New Worlds pack (4 maps), and the premium Victory Pack (3 scenarios).
Taking Monster Jam monster trucks onto the streets and other urban settings and being rewarded for the scale of the damage and destruction is one of the new key features of Monster Jam: Urban Assault. Feel the crunch of twisting metal underneath as you drive legendary and world famous monster truck favorites, demolishing every vehicle you see.
Digital Combat Simulator: Black Shark is a simulation of the Russian Ka-50 attack helicopter, and will offer an unprecedented level of realism in regards to flight dynamics, instruments modeling, avionics systems, and weapon systems, but can also be played as a console-style arcade game for the casual gamer.
You're In The Movies is a minigame-laden party game that takes players' action and cobbles them together into campy B-flicks.
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.
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.
Midnight Club: LA Remix will provide another incredible portable racing experience. Developed by Rockstar London, the game will take full advantage of the hardware to deliver the unrivaled sense of speed and style that the Midnight Club series is known for.
No doubt an after effect from the Activision Blizzard merger, Sierra announced that on Nov. 1, 2008 it will be closing down several servers for a slew of its older titles such as Empire Earth (2), Ground Control (2), Caesar IV and Homeworld.
Apart from the previously announced MLB Stickball, Microsoft has added two extra titles to Xbox Live Arcade today. From Software's Tenchu: Shadow Assault is a ninja action game where you use various ninja weapons to complete missions, or deploy traps in order to kill your friends online. Konami's Beat'n Groovy is a music-rhythm game with a variety of genres such as electronic, instrumental, and pop, featuring a on/offline two-player versus mode.
Yuke's announced that it will be publishing Neverland Card Battles in North America. The new title makes its debut on the PSP system, riding on the success of the original PS2 hit for the Japanese market, boasting an original Japanese art style and a cast of super-powered heroes and monsters.
Shaun White Snowboarding, powered by the Assassin's Creed engine, allows players to enter a world of total freedom, where they can create their own experience and choose how, where, and with whom they want to ride.
TrackMania Nations Forever is a new version of the Stadium environment, a solo mode and 65 new, progressively difficult tracks, uniting an even larger number of players thanks to its multiplayer modes, online functions and interactivity between players.
Armed with cinematic quality HD graphics, a next-gen battle system, interactive multi-dimensional battle grounds and a seamlessly explorable world of Naruto, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm will capture the heart of any Naruto fan! Your dream to live and breathe the show will come true!
GamersFirst has signed a development partnership with Canadian studio A2M for an original, yet unannounced, social gaming title.
UCCE includes new and improved technologies from all previous Battlecruiser / Universal Combat titles as well as various other enhancements and content. This v1.00.09 patch adds the latest DirectX, audio drivers, and a few other minor tweaks.
Learn about real-life Pandas as you feed, nurture and play with your very own Panda! Choose from cute and cuddly Baby Pandas or giant Great Pandas and play with them as they learn new skills. Discover fun panda facts from real National Geographic stories that appear as you progress through the game!
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. Black Box sent us the first details about the all-new multiplayer mode Cops and Robbers.
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.
Fun for kids of all ages, Family Party: 30 Great Games offers a wide variety of fun and addictive party games for up to 4 players featuring everything from track n’ field, to playground games, to brain games and more.
Dungeon Party, developed by Cyanide, is a free MMOG where two teams of up to 5 players compete over one or more rounds and victory is only assured when one of them gets out of the dungeon with the treasure.
While Tecmo preps its merger with KOEI, the Ninja Gaiden publisher is also working on an all-new third-person shooter Quantum Theory. While more details will surely come later this week during the Tokyo Game Show, the latest issue of Famitsu has some minor details, oddly enough describing the male hero Sid as a "black destroyer," while the female heroine Filerna is a white rebel.
Splinter Cell Double Agent will reinvent the spy action genre by introducing a double agent concept and a new breed of game play that adds an exciting new dimension to the gaming experience. Without giving any info, Ubisoft has updated its v1.02 patch.
THQ's Rocket Riot, developed by CodeGlue, is an action-packed side-view shooter featuring a bazooka-wielding jetpack soldier. With a highly stylized 8-bit era feel, players blast their way through the environment against enemies or multiplayer foes online.
Rush for Berlin is a tactical RTS game, set on the European battlefields of World War II, where you have to capture the German capital, as either the British/US/French alliance or the Red army of the Soviet Union. This v1.25 fixes an "Illegal save file" error.
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.
Set 20 years after the events of its predecessor, Star Ocean 2 also receives the full remake treatment aboard the PSP system. The title takes the next step with fully animated movies, all-new character designs, extra playable characters, fully voiced dialogue, and more.
Set on the day of the annual festival held in the Docomodake Forest, the Docomodake family is nowhere to be seen! You play as Papa Docomodake and guide him through various obstacles and challenges in order to find his family and get them to the festival on time.
by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Oct. 8, 2008 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
BioWare is creating a stylish blend of strategy and speed for Sonic’s first RPG, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, mixing a rich story, hand-painted visuals, fast-paced team combat, and wireless collectible trading into a uniquely compelling adventure.
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.
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:
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World combines real-time combat, captivating storylines and remarkable graphics while introducing original elements that set a new standard for role-playing gameplay and interactive storytelling.
Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon follows Crypto on a journey of enlightenment and hi-fi destruction as he faces his most dangerous enemy yet and lampoons the pop culture of the Funked Out 1970s.
Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 integrates a tiered fitness regimen, expert advice and exercise techniques from the charismatic Jillian Michaels, known from the TV series "The Biggest Loser, delivering a focused workout that will help players reach their own personal fitness goals by using the Wii Balance Board.
by Sanford May on Oct. 8, 2008 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
In Top Spin 3, players compete online and offline to rise in the ranks against current top ranked professional players, as well as legendary players Boris Becker, Bjorn Borg and Monica Seles. Players can also use new player creator features that include free-form body sculpting, makeup and tattoos.
Evil Days: Pound of Ground is a mix of an action, race, RPG and adventure game, where the main character Johnny Meyer finds himself at an abandoned farm in the desert, suffering from amnesia, and the nearest town, so happens to be filled with zombies.
On your path to become the best-known pilot in space, through a yet unknown universe, you can fight, trade or smuggle to earn respect, wealth and fame.