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'Deadly Creatures' (Wii) - 17 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 6:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ's Deadly Creatures is a Wii exclusive 3rd person action thriller title developed internally by its Rainbow Studios. Deadly Creatures throws players into a venomous world of desert terror, where the greatest victory is survival.

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3' (ALL) - Bonus Maps Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 6:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Red Alert 3 takes players on an epic RTS adventure to an alternate future spawned by time travel run amok, featuring a fully co-operative campaign, the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay. If you did not get the Collector's Edition, the Best Buy, EA, Warhammer: Online, or Gamestop pre-order, have no fear, here are the 10 official bonus maps.

Various Game Trailers #1470

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 6:10 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:

  • Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe [ALL] - Finishing Moves Trailer #2
  • Naruto: The Broken Bond [X360] - Launch Trailer
  • Sonic Unleashed [ALL] - Mazuri Trailer
  • Halo Wars [X360] - Campaign Trailer
  • Stoked [X360] - Dynamic Weather Trailer
  • The Godfather II [PS3/X360/PC] - Blackhand Brutality Trailer
  • Need for Speed Undercover [ALL] - Hector Trailer

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

'Monster Lab' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 6:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Monster Lab is a blend between action & RPG, allowing you to compose your own fighter by mixing & matching various body parts, taking your creature out to fight others and upgrading as you move up the ladder.

Monday, November 3, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 6:04 p.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:

'Bigfoot: Collision Course' (NDS/Wii) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 3:49 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Since it's inception, Bigfoot has been the leader of the pack in innovation and development in the monster truck industry. Get ready for some mind blowing 4x4 care crushing action starring "The Original Monster Truck", Bigfoot!

'Metal Gear Online' (PS3) Commemorative Campaign Celebrates 1 Million Users

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 3:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

To celebrate Metal Gear Online's 1 million users since its June 2007 launch, Konami will launch a special campaign, Metal Gear Online: Commemorative Campaign," that will officially begin on Nov. 25, 2008, awarding 10,000 reward points to gamers who access MGO during the 2 week promotion.

'Dynasty Warriors 6' (PS2/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 2:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 6 will deliver the massive scale and realistic atmosphere that players have come to expect from the series, but will redefine the Tactical Action experience, with completely re-imagined character designs and weapons, yet maintaining familiar characterizations that are accurate to culturally depictions.

'Colosseum' (X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 2:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Colosseum, developed by Swedish studio Shortfuse Games, is a cel-shaded 3D fighting game featuring a single-player segment, but with a heavy multiplayer focus.

THQ Confirms Multiple Studio Closures, Layoffs

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 2:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

This morning, Wedbush Morgan's Michael Pachter sharply lowered the annual price target for THQ, similarly to what he did last week with EA before they announced increased loss and pending payoffs, indicating that the Calabasas publisher's upcoming financial result (Nov. 5) might be less rosy than expected. Earlier today, it was rumored that THQ might close several of its studios, which has now been confirmed to us by its PR. Paradigm Entertainment, Mass Media, Helixe, Locomotive Games and Sandblast Games have all been shuttered, while Juiced Games reportedly and Rainbow Studios laid off part of their staff.

'Salvation' (X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 12:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Salvation is a third-person shooter game set in the near-future where the world government has staged Judgment Day, replicated Christ and Antichrist in order to kill them off and assume ultimate power. Any dissidents are killed or sent to a cybernetic virtual Hell, causing a human to suffer unbearably.

'You're In The Movies' (X360) Goes Gold, Gets Dated

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 12:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

You're In The Movies is a minigame-laden party game that takes players' action and cobbles them together into campy B-flicks.

'Beltion: Beyond Ritual' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 11:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Beltion: Beyond Ritual is Rostok-Games' alternative fantasy RPG, in development since 2004. Beltion allows the player a freeform gameplay with a mix of fantasy and historical reality of medieval Europe.

Valve Rolls Out Steam Cloud Service

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve announced the roll out of Steam Cloud, a set of services for Steam that stores application data online (keyboard, mouse, and gamepad configurations, as well as multiplayer settings such as spraypaint images) and allows user experiences to be consistent from any PC.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) - 27 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde.

'Emerald Island' Makes its Kid-Friendly Debut

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 10:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fluid Entertainment's Emerald Island is an original MMO aimed at children that challenges players to become online eco-heroes in a mission to save a vibrant, imaginary, virtual world from environmental destruction.

'Vigilante 8: Arcade' (X360) This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 9:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision's Vigilante 8: Arcade is a remake of the original game, featuring online play with up to eight players and a host of new content, taking full advantage of next-generation technologies.

'Horse Life 2' (NDS/Wii/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 9:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Neko Entertainment's Horse Life 2 is the sequel in the horse simulation series, exceptional in both visuals and game-play.

'Hellgate: London' Expansion in the Works

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

After the demise of Flagship Studios, and the Namco Bandai's recent announcement that it would be shutting down servers Feb. 1, 2009, Hanbitsoft reveals that it is now not only the owner of the Hellgate: London IP, but also that a downloadable expansion is in the works at its newly established T3 Entertainment. No further details, or an estimated release date, were disclosed.

'Drakensang: The Dark Eye' - German v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 9:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Drakensang: The Dark Eye, developed by Radon Labs, brings back epic party-based RPG gameplay in a breathtakingly detailed world, based on one of the world’s biggest pen & paper franchises.

'BioShock' (PS3) Exclusive DLC Details & Price - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A narrative-driven action experience BioShock allows players to do the impossible as they journey through an amazing, immersive and terrifying world. The PS3 version is getting new features and content, such as trophies, but also an exclusive Survivor mode, which is a new difficulty mode.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky' - v1.5.07 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 9:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is a survival FPS game based on a 'what-if' scenario of the second Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident. The game is created as a warning to mankind against mindless play with technologies.

'Baby Life' (NDS) Goes Gold - New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A combination of different "genetic material" allows players to (pro)create a baby that almost no one else could have, with more than 3 millions possibilities, making each baby is unique physically and mentally.

'Kivi's Underworld' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 8:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Kivi's Underworld is a casual, hack and slash game where you can explore the mysterious underworld as a mighty Warrior battling opponents toe to toe, rain down fire on your enemies with the dangerous Fire Mage, sneak disguised with stealth to confound your foes as a Scout, unleash the fury of the Berserker, or adventure with any of the other sixteen playable characters.

Wii Shop Channel Adds A Classic and Two WiiWare Titles

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 5:15 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: Alien Crush Returns (Wiiware), Home Sweet Home (Wiiware), and Space Harrier (VC).

'Mount & Blade' - v1.011 Demo & Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 5:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's Mount & Blade, developed by TaleWorlds Entertainment, is a single-player, third- or first-person action/role-playing game with a focus on medieval combat. This patch fixes a compatibility issue for savegames created with 1.0 or 1.003.

Cryptic Studios Snags Former Flagship Studios' Bill Roper

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 4:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cryptic Studios announced that Bill Roper, known for heading Flagship Studios' Hellgate London, has joined the company as Design Director and will be working on Champions Online.

'Pyroblazer' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 4:11 a.m. PST | 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.

'King's Bounty: Armored Princess' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 4:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

King's Bounty is an adventure game with tactical turn-based battles and RPG elements unfolding in a rich fantasy world. Katauri Interactive is already working on the first expansion, King's Bounty: Armored Princess, adding new races, classes, bosses, arenas to fight in, improved interface, bonuses for awarded medals, and the ability to play as a female character, Princess Amelie.

PS2 Review - 'Dokapon Kingdom'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 3:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Atlus U.S.A.'s Dokapon Kingdom is an addictive multiplayer RPG where the King of Dokapon has offered you his throne; all he asks for in return is that you dispose of an invading horde of thieving monsters. Trouble is - you’re not the only one he asked.

'Crysis Wars' - v1.1 Patch Details

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 3:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crysis Wars is the multiplayer component for Crytek's FPS Crysis Warhead and features three multiplayer modes, 21 maps, vehicles and more. A few weeks back we revealed the first patch was in development, but no details were available, until now ...

'Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor' Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring three intense campaigns, brand-new multiplayer modes and an innovative “direct-fire” feature that allows even more tactical control during the heat of battle, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor will immerse players in some of the most historic, tide-turning clashes of World War II.

NDS Review - 'SpongeBob SquarePants Drawn to Life'

by Dustin Chadwell on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 3:01 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

SpongeBob and Patrick stumble upon a magical pencil that brings whatever it draws to life. Unfortunately, the evil SpongeBob drawing ‘DoodleBob’ gets a magic pencil of his own which he uses to cause havoc all over Bikini Bottom.

'Audiball' (X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 2:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Audiball is a quirky rhythm-action-puzzle-based community game in which you use your guitar controller in a new and interesting way as you trigger sounds to guide the audiballs through each track, producing music as you go. Go slow or go fast. Steer audiballs away from obstacles or use them to your advantage.

'Tropico 3' Revealed

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Tropico, you play an all-powerful Pirate King, you must manage a 17th century band of buccaneers and keep them satisfied with drinking, wenching, gambling, feasting, and the best in pirate accommodations. Not heard of since 2003's Tropico 2: Pirate Cove, Kalypso Media has acquired the Tropico license from Take Two, and has entered into a agreement with Haemimont Games, known for Imperium Romanum, to develop a new title in the strategy franchise.

'Jutland' - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jutland is Storm Eagle Studios 2nd installment utilizing its Distant Guns 3D Combat Engine! Set in the treacherous waters of the 1916 North Sea, Jutland delivers the most detailed World War One naval experience ever released for PC wargaming!

Avatars Coming to Xbox Live Arcade Games

by Rainier on Nov. 3, 2008 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

When the New Xbox Experience launches on Nov. 19, four existing Xbox Live Arcade games will be updated to include Avatar functionality to make your gaming even more personal. Join your friends and play UNO!, Bomberman Live, Hardwood Hearts and Hardwood Spades and watch your Avatar come to life with custom animations throughout game menus and lobbies. On top of that, a new Xbox Live Arcade title will also launch with the first fully playable in-game Avatars, while the recently released Scene It? Box Office Smash will get a title update that will allow you to use your new Avatar.