'Gears of War 2' (X360) Combustible Map Pack Coming Tonight

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2008 @ 6:00 p.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. Revealed during a rehearsal run on SpikeTV's VGA Awards, Gears of War 2 is getting a Combustible map pack (Fuel Station, Flood, and Gold Rush), available for download later tonight at 12 AM PST/3 AM EST.

PS3 Preview - 'Killzone 2'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Dec. 14, 2008 @ 2:13 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Killzone 2 throws players back into the midst of a hostile and dramatic ongoing battle between the ISA and Helghast army, delivering intense warfare with lifelike character animations, detailed and destructible environments, realistic physics, and advanced levels of AI.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Lips'

by Dustin Chadwell on Dec. 14, 2008 @ 1:41 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Lips is a music and singing game that includes 30 songs, 2 wireless interactive microphones (with motion sensors that allow you to dance, move or swing to score points), the ability to use and sing your own music or download songs from an online service.

'Need for Speed' (ALL) Franchise Being Put On Hold?

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2008 @ 1:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Earlier this month EA announced that it would be canceling various titles for 2010, merging studios and laingy off employees due to lower than expected holiday sales. In addition to the new Vancouver, Canada facility closure we reported on a few days ago, Electric Playground claims that the Need for Speed franchise, which has seen a decline in sales and popularity in the past few years, might be the next victim and, according to unnamed sources, has been put on hold.

'Dark Salvation' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 14, 2008 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mangled Eye Studios' Dark Salvation is a Quake III-powered FPS where you take on the role of a young dead woman who has been sucked into the underworld and is now possessed by a deadly object, allowing her to cast magic according to each weapon she yields. There are plenty of levels, secrets, monsters and secret weapons to explore, find and fight.