Gearbox Software Calls Layoffs 'Transformative Changes'

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2008 @ 10:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday rumors started surfacing that Brothers in Arms developer Gearbox Software was laying off people and that work on SEGA's co-op FPS Aliens: Colonial Marines had been halted. Upon inquiry Gearbox president Randy Pitchford stated that the Aliens game is not canceled, and while there were some layoff they are considered "transformative" and "talent" changes.

PC Preview - 'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II'

by Adam Pavlacka on Nov. 22, 2008 @ 7:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Powered by an enhanced proprietary Essence Engine 2.0, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II will take players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-operative multiplayer campaign.

'Dragon Quest IX' (NDS) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2008 @ 1:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX: Defender of the Stars, developed by Level 5, is the first title on any Nintendo system since Dragon Quest VI, 10 years ago, now featuring WiFi support for four players in co-op.

PS3 Review - 'Valkyria Chronicles'

by Reggie Carolipio on Nov. 22, 2008 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Klonoa: Door to Phantomile' (Wii) - 43 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2008 @ 1:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A remake of the original 1998 PSOne title, Klonoa: Door to Phantomile keeps its 2D platforming gameplay, set in a 3D environment.

'Final Fantasy XI' (ALL) Getting Three Downloadable Expansions

by Rainier on Nov. 22, 2008 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In FFXI you embark on numerous adventures through vast environments in Vana'diel: a persistent world with over a hundred areas to explore, ranging from mountains, forests, to oceans, castles, and dungeons. The new expansions have been created by Masato Kato, one of the original FFXI storyline creators, spanning from its very beginning through to the Rise of the Zilart expansion.

NDS Review - 'Nicktoons: Attack Of The Toybots'

by Richard Poskozim on Nov. 22, 2008 @ 12:40 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Featuring the largest selection of playable Nickelodeon characters from the most popular TV shows including SpongeBob, Danny Phantom, and Jimmy Neutron, players must defeat Professor Calamitous' vast army of evil toys based on the Nicktoons Heroes in this fast-paced action platform game.