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'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 7:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom's Resident Evil 5 is the forthcoming installment in the Resident Evil survival horror series, which will debut for the PS3 and X360, promising to revolutionize the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control.

Various Game Trailers #1480

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 7:28 p.m. PST | 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:

  • East India Company - Trailer #3
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin - Behind the Scenes Trailer #1
  • Left 4 Dead [X360/PC] - TV Spot Trailer #2
  • Lips [X360] - Demo Trailer
  • MLB Superstars [Wii] - Trailer
  • Shaun White Snowboarding [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • Skate It [NDS/Wii] - Lobster Hand Trailer
  • Castlevania Judgment [Wii] - Trailer (6)


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

'Puzzlegeddon' (PC) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 6:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Puzzlegeddon features a clever mix of puzzle, action and strategy. Select your island of choice and puzzle for resources to defend yourself and to defeat opponents throughout the many galaxies, game modes and challenges in the world of Puzzlegeddon.

'GTA: Chinatown Wars' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 6:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Chinatown Wars is an original entry in the GTA franchise, bringing a new level of interactivity to its sprawling open environments.

Square Enix Setting up New Development Studio in North America

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 5:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hot on the heels of last week's surprising announcement that it had signed Gas Powered Games' Supreme Commander 2, Square Enix revealed today that it is expanding its Californian administrative office with a brand-new development team. SE is looking for product manager, associate product manager, 3D artist, QA tester, and Q&A translator at the new office for what it describes as "an action-oriented original IP game" and judging from the requirements it is planned for the Xbox 360 and Wii.

'Professor Heinz Wolff's Gravity' (NDS/Wii/PC) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 5:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Professor Heinz Wolff's Gravity is a puzzle game that contains 100 levels packed with physical puzzles, where you need to place elements in the correct order to reach the next level.

'Ultimate Band' (NDS/Wii) Gets Release Date, Complete Tracklist Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 5:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ultimate Band is an all new music experience giving gamers and music lovers of all ages the chance to realize their dream of becoming a rock legend when they build their own band or jam alone, fueled by the power of the Wiimote and the DS stylus.

'Yakuza 3' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 4:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yakuza 3 takes a departure from the first two games by moving from the gritty cityscape of Tokyo, to Okinawa, where Kiryu runs a center for orphaned children. The orphanage is on land that is owned by a mob boss who is under pressure from the government to sell the land, making life once again tough for Kiryu.

'Afro Samurai' (PS3/X360) Character Bios

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 4:42 p.m. PST | 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.

'Champions Online' And 'Star Trek Online' Coming to PS3?

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 4:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Champions Online is an MMORPG based on the popular pen-and-paper Champions RPG, giving players the power of total customization of their hero experience while they explore a vast universe. Cryptic is looking for a PS3 engine programmer to bring its MMO platform, which powers Champions Online and Star Trek Online, to PS3.

'Spore' - v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 3:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race, becoming a global civilization and choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade.

'Phantasy Star 0' (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 2:06 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet, Sega is working on a new installment in the Phantasy Star franchise. Phantasy Star 0 supports Nintendo WiFi multiplayer and a Pictochat type chat system that supports sending of stylus sketches to other players.

'A Kingdom for Keflings' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 1:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A Kingdom for Keflings is a city-builder that puts you in the shoes of a giant who has to design and construct an intricate city for the local Keflings. Each giant starts out with a small handful of helpful Keflings who help build the kingdom from scratch.

'Dragonica' - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 12:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragonica is a free-to-play, cartoon side-scrolling, micro-transaction-based casual MMO mixing elements of action and arcade.

'Warhammer Online' Heavy Metal Live Event Prepares for New Classes

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 12:31 p.m. PST | 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. During this special in-game event (Nov. 18th - Dec. 1st) the armies of WAR will be given orders in preparation for the arrival of two new tank classes - the Empire Knight of the Blazing Sun and the Dark Elf Black Guard.

'Dragon Age: Origins' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 11:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion of elements from existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors.

Monumental Games Opens Studio in India

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 11:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

UK-based online games developer Monumental Games, currently working on Football Superstars, recently acquired part of Swordfish Studios, and announced today the opening of a state-of-the-art studio in Pune, India.

'Secret Service' (PS2/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 11:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Secret Service takes place on Inauguration Day in Washington D.C. An extremist assault has been launched against the capitol - security has been compromised and it is unclear who is friend or foe.

Demiurge Studios Snags Former 'Tomb Raider: Underworld' (ALL) Lead Designer

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 10:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Independent developer Demiurge Studios continues to grow with the addition of fourteen-year design veteran Harley Baldwin White-Wiedow, most recently lead designer on Tomb Raider: Underworld, and prior to that working at LucasArts on Star Wars and Indiana Jones titles.

'Defense Grid: The Awakening' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 10:28 a.m. PST | 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.

'Strong Bad's Cool Game Ep.4' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 10:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Tales of Hearts' (NDS) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tales of Hearts is a new 2D installment in the Tales franchise adding an Emotional Gauge to the battle system, which allows the player to perform special attacks based on the characters emotions. Currently only scheduled for release in Japan, in 2 versions, same game, but with either CG or anime style cut scenes.

'The Sims 3' Developer Interview

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

What if you had to live your whole life in one location, and then one day, suddenly, you could step outside and go anywhere in the whole neighborhood? The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility!

X360/PC Preview - 'Puzzle Quest: Galactrix'

by Alicia on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

'Prince of Persia' (ALL) Downloadable Content Planned

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 8:54 a.m. PST | 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. Ubisoft's Ben Mattes revealed that the development team plans to release "downloadable content that adds significant value," not in the form of a new skin, weapons or armor, but rather something like a new story, a new experience, maybe a prequel, maybe a sequel.

'Halo Wars' (X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 7:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Halo Wars is a strategy game based on the Halo universe where players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind.

Wii Shop Channel Gets Two Classics And Two WiiWare Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 7:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added two classics and two WiiWare title to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download: Strong Bad Episode 4: Dangeresque 3 (Wiiware), Target Toss Pro: Bags (Wiiware), Space Invaders: The Original Game (VC), and Forgotten Worlds (VC).

'Metal Gear Online' (PS3) Meme Expansion Gets Dated - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 7:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Metal Gear Online is a dedicated online game featuring characters, weaponry and levels taken from and inspired by Metal Gear Solid 4, allowing up to 16 people to play simultaneously. Konami is prepping new MGO content, Meme Expansion, adding three new maps and two new playable characters (Mei Ling & Liquid Ocelot).

Wii Review - 'Sam & Max Season One'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 6:38 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

The Sam & Max episodes let players guide the Freelance Police through a series of bizarre — and often sidesplitting — mysteries. The new Wii version will present Sam & Max in a format that can be enjoyed from the comfort of the living room, either alone or with a group of friends.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Mirror's Edge'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 2:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

'A Vampyre Story' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Combining 3D animation and 2D designs, A Vampyre Story follows the opera starlet, Mona, a woman kidnapped by Baron Shrowdy Von Kiefer and slowly becoming a creature of the night after coming under the vampire's spell.

Monday, November 17, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 12:30 a.m. PST | 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:

Tantalus Opens New Studio in Brisbane, Australia

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 12:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Melbourne-based video game developer Tantalus, known for Cars: Mater National, Pony Friends, and the just-released Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon on NDS, announced the establishment of a new development studio in Brisbane, Australia.

Matrix Games Signs 'Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge' As Digital Download - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 12:09 a.m. PST | 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.