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'Fable II' (X360) Knothole Island DLC Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 9:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set 500 years after the original, Fable 2 offers even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose. Originally scheduled for Dec. 22, the Knothole Island DLC, adding new quests, wondrous items and bizarre characters, has been pushed until late Jan. 2009 due to "unexpected technical difficulties."

'Jumpgate Evolution' - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 6:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Staying true to its early vision, NetDevil has improved upon the original Jumpgate in every way, with a complete graphics update, and the integration of advanced AI features to ensure unpredictable and compelling situations.

Various Game Trailers #1501

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 6:25 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:

  • Perimeter 2: New Earth - Trailer #8
  • Deadly Creatures [Wii] - Environments Trailer
  • ArmA II [PC] - Gameplay Trailer

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

Take Two Q4 2008 Financials Reveals Loss, 'Champions Online' Dropped

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 5:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Apart from renewing its long-term contract with Rockstar Games, Take Two also released its Q4 2008 financial details revealing that GTA IV accounted for 60% of its $1.5 billion annual revenue. Due to Atari's acquisition of Cryptic Studios, Take Two decided to drop Champions Online.

'Wheelman' (PS3/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 5:28 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wheelman will take you on a thrill ride that unfolds throughout the streets of Barcelona, delivering powerful cinematic moments throughout the game's compelling storyline with car chases inspired by Hollywood's most famous action-sequences.

'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' (ALL) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 5:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince you'll engage in exciting wizard duels, mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class, take to the air to lead the Gryffindor Quidditch team to victory, get sidetracked by Ron's romantic entanglements and journey toward discovering the identity of the Half-Blood Prince.

Take-Two Signs New Long-Term Agreements with Rockstar Games

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 4:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take-Two has signed a new incentive compensation program for its Rockstar Games label based on a profit sharing arrangement, and at the same time has entered into new long-term employment agreements with the creative team of its wholly-owned Rockstar Games publishing label until Jan. 31, 2012.

'Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure' (NDS) Narrows Down Date - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 1:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Love puzzle games, but also love an adventure? Now you can have both in one game with Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, an adventure-puzzle game that adds a new element of fun by combining the action of an adventure game with the challenge of a puzzle game all in one.

NHN USA Signs 'Rohan: Blood Feud'

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 1:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rohan: Blood Feud is a Mature-rated MMORPG, its dramatic battles, vengeance hit-list, township battles and elaborate graphics combine to offer players a thrilling gaming experience.

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3' (ALL) - v1.06 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 12:45 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.

'My World, My Way' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 12:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

My World, My Way is a world-crafting adventure where you play Princess Elise who, after being turned down by her fated love, is determined to cast off her dress and fineries in exchange for a suit of armor and a weapon and prove that she too can lead a life of excitement.

'Warhammer Online' Keg End Live Event In Session

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

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning brings 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. The Dwarf New Year celebration of Keg End has officially begun, the forces of Order and Destruction are now invited to join a Realm-wide pub crawl across the Old World as the Dwarfs drain their old barrels and casks in hopes of good fortune and better brews in the New Year.

'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (ALL) Voice-over Talent Cast Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 11:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Comics announce Batman: Arkham Asylum, a 3rd-person action game powered by the Unreal Engine 3, with a dark and gritty setting reminiscent of Bioshock.

'Wind Slayer' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 10:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wind Slayer introduces blazing fast, side-scrolling 2D MMO action in a combat system that rewards precise control and timing. The game's visual style evokes images of nostalgic fairy tales with friendly sprite-based characters and gorgeous fantasy backgrounds.

'Crysis Wars' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crysis Wars is the multiplayer component for Crytek's FPS Crysis Warhead and features three modes, 21 maps, vehicles and more. This v1.3 patch fixes an issue where custom assets in downloaded maps did not load correctly, and adds two new maps (new Power Struggle Map Frost, and New Team Instant Action Map Savanna)

'Scratch: The Ultimate DJ' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Scratch: The Ultimate DJ, developed by 7 Studios with input from music legend Quincy Jones III, is set in distinctive urban environments combining free-form DJ tricks with great rhythm game-play, and featuring songs from the biggest names in Hip Hop.

'Far Cry 2' (ALL) - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Far Cry 2 immerses players in an entirely new kind of gaming experience, where players will discover a true open world gameplay set in one of the most beautiful environments in the world, Africa, brought to life by high-definition next-gen technology.

'Coven' Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 9:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Coven is a point & click adventure game developed by Arberth Studios, known for 'Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches, a moving tragedy, unfolding through generations in Castle Avon, a small town steeped in Welsh history.

PS3/X360 Preview - '50 Cent: Blood on the Sand'

by Adam Pavlacka on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

THQ has picked up 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand in which you play as one of the world's biggest hip-hop stars in an all-out battle to protect 50 Cent's assets and to collect payment from a crooked overlord.

'Stormrise' (PS3/X360/PC) - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 7:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stormrise is an real time strategy console title offering fans of the classic RTS genre an immersive and dramatic twist whilst challenging the conscience. Experience the heat of the battlefield by leading your troops from the front line, instead of the traditional way of controlling the units from a detached view point.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' - v2.34 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 7:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests. This v2.34 patch/content update features new armor, a brand new snow region, 20 new opponents, new weapons, new series of quests, while many game details were improved as well, making for an even better gaming experience.

'X-Blades' (PS3/X360/PC) Collector's Bundles Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 6:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

X-Blades, previously known as Oniblade, is a third-person, anime-style action/adventure. Your heroine wields two magical blades that can be used as swords or guns, and has magical abilities, all of which are upgradeable. The “Collector's Bundles includes a soundtrack CD, a double-theme poster and a strategy guide, while the PC edition also includes a mousepad.

'Big Bang Mini' (NDS) Nairobi World - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 6:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games' Big Bang Mini is a fireworks-based shooter centered around filling the night sky with brilliant bursts of fireworks to take out encroaching enemies.

'Zeno Clash' Character Details - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 6:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ACE Team's Zeno Clash, powered by Valve's Source Engine, is an action game with a strong focus on melee combat set in a punk fantasy world with the beautiful environments, where you will encounter incredible challenges.

'Dissidia: Final Fantasy' (PSP) - 90 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 6:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dissidia: Final Fantasy is an all-new title in the FF franchise, although it's not part of the compilation of Final Fantasy VIII or the Ivalice Alliance. Not a standard RPG, it's labeled a dramatic progressive action title, and Tetsuya Nomura, known for Kingdom Hearts, has signed on to be the game's character designer.

Nintendo Settles Patent and Trademark Infringement Lawsuit With Nyko

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 6:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo of America and Nyko Technologies announced they have settled a lawsuit brought by Nintendo regarding Nintendo’s intellectual property rights relating to its popular Nunchuk controller and Nyko's identical looking Kama wireless controller.

'Runes of Magic' Open Beta Gets 100k Characters On First Day

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 6:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 600 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

Nintendo North America's Q1 2009 Release Lineup

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 5:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo has plenty in store to keep your Wii Remote and touch screen busy in the coming months. Whatever sort of games you like to play there is something for everyone. Wii owners will be able to blow off some steam with Madworld, House of the Dead, the Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis remakes, while NDS gamers can get fit with Walk with me! Do you know your walking routine?, or GTA: Chinatown Wars.

'All Aspect Warfare' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 4:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

All Aspect Warfare chronicles the adventures of an “elite” team of combat marines who crash landed on the enemy planet they were sent to completely destroy. Stranded and left for dead with a deployed thermo-nuclear weapon ticking somewhere, their only chance of escape lies deep within hostile territory.

Microsoft Confirms 'Resident Evil 5' (ALL) Demo Tampering

by Adam Pavlacka on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 4:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Resident Evil 5 is the forthcoming installment in Capcom's survival/horror series, promising to revolutionize the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control. Last week we reported that the Japanese RE5 demo suddenly became inaccessible and corrupted, and while Capcom US claimed innocence, Microsoft did not provide us with a statement until today ...

'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' (X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Star Ocean: The Last Hope is the latest entry in the futuristic space opera RPG series. Science fiction and fantasy meld in this long-awaited continuation of the celebrated franchise from developer tri-Ace Inc.

'King Arthur' Developer Interview

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 2:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

King Arthur is a turn-based empire-building strategy game set in a medieval, mystical Britain where you will play the role of legendary Arthur, the Once and Future King. You build Camelot, enlist the Knights of the Round Table, unite the country and ultimately challenge the powers threatening the essence of all their previous endeavors.

PS2/Wii Review - 'Disney TH!NK Fast'

by Brian Dumlao on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 2:37 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Disney TH!NK Fast challenges players to think fast in a new game show-style quiz game that will test players’ Disney and general knowledge, promising to be a family favorite party game this holiday season.

'Crazy Machines II' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 2:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Create your own daring experiments with Crazy Machines II! How will a toaster handle two whoopie cushions? How to watch TV with a steam engine? Build up insane chain reactions and pray that everything works or explodes with a big bang.

'The Sims 3' System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 2:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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!

Spore EULA Indication That EA Titles Are Coming to Steam?

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 2:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Even though last year Valve and EA partnered up to distribute The Orange Box, which was available at retail and as digital download, both companies have their own download services. Earlier this year, Crytek signed its own agreement with Valve to offer Crysis Warhead, an EA title, through its Steam delivery service, which is superior to EA's download platform. A recently spotted End User License Agreement for Spore might be the first indication that financially hurting EA might be considering offering its titles on Steam, starting with Maxis' life simulation game.

'Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce' (PSP) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 2:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce will forever change the way gamers experience the Dynasty Warriors universe. In the game, players will enlist in quests that will challenge their very sense of what it means to be a true warrior.

Xbox Avatars Get Formal Wear Items for the Holidays

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With the New Xbox Experience, Xbox 360 fans have been able to customize their avatars with various features and attributes. Microsoft promised it would be releasing new items every 2 weeks. Making good on its promise, you can now pimp out your avatar with formal wear to get your Avatar spiffed up for Christmas (tuxedo, gowns, hats, shirts, high heels etc...).

Good Old Games Signs Oddworld Inhabitants for Digital Distribution

by Rainier on Dec. 17, 2008 @ 1:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Good Old Games announced an agreement with Oddworld Inhabitants that will bring Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee and Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus to, DRM-free of course...