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Atari Signs 'The Tale of Despereaux' (ALL) Except Xbox 360 Edition

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 6:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Tale of Despereaux is an interactive game based on Universal Pictures’ animated adventure of the same name. The game shares the fairy-tale look and feel of the upcoming film about a chivalrous mouse, full of courage and honor. Since the demise of Brash Entertainment, it has been quiet around The Tale of Despereaux, but with the imminent release of the movie, Atari picked up all platforms, but oddly not the Xbox 360 edition.

Various Game Trailers #1492

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 6:44 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:

  • The Lord of the Rings: Conquest [ALL] - Trailer #3
  • Ghostbusters: The Videogame [ALL] - Trailer #3
  • Heroes over Europe [ALL] - Trailer
  • Race Pro [X360] - Trailer #3
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena [ALL] - Trailer
  • DemiGod [PC] - Trailer #3
  • Codename Panzers: Cold War [PC] - Trailer #4
  • Ready 2 Rumble Revolution [Wii] - Trailer
  • Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop [Wii] - Gameplay Trailer


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

'Suikoden: Tierkreis' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 6:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Encompassing a variety of different characters while exploring many exotic locations and cultures across the game's universe of parallel worlds, Suikoden: Tierkreis will expand the bounds of the handheld RPG.

Activison Unveils Guitar Hero 5, Modern Warfare 2, James Bond Racing Game

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 4:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Apart from Massive's announcement with Blizzard from earlier today, the Activision Blizzard/Massive ad-focused press event also confirmed a slew of titles that have popped up in various financial statements. Further showing off in-game ads, future titles such as Guitar Hero 5 will feature integrated commercials, while also unveiling Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, a James Bond-themed racing game (by PGR devs Bizarre Creations) and stating that the new Tony Hawk will not be played with a regular controller.

'Fable II' (X360) Knothole Island DLC - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 2:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set 500 years after the original game, Fable 2 will offer 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. The Fable II DLC adds Knothole Island, where new quests, wondrous items and bizarre characters await.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PC) Launch Hampered By Massive Problems

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 2:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar's open-ended crime series returns to New York situated around the Eastern European protagonist Nikolai. The PC edition features a replay editor with Rockstar Social Club integration, expanded multiplayer, higher resolution, and match filtering. Fans anticipating the PC release may be in for a rude awakening, as both PC Games Hardware and Gameblog.fr are reporting that the game often doesn't start, is hampered by the DRM, has loads of hardware/gfx card issues (mainly with ATi), CTDs, texture issues, and a cumbersome install/update routine with getting the Social Club working (requires .net Framework 1.1 and .net Framework 3.5). There are a few workarounds, and while a patch is already in the works, there is no ETA yet.

'World Championship Games' (NDS) Coming to North America - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 1:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

World Championship Games, known in Europe as International Athletics, is the most realistic athletics simulation available on handheld consoles. Featuring fourteen varied track and field events playable in jaw-dropping international stadiums, the game delivers online and wireless multiplayer fun for up to four players via Nintendo Wi-Fi channel and local LAN.

Blizzard Signs Battle.net Ads Deal With Massive

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 12:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In-game advertiser Massive has signed a multi-year agreement with Blizzard to provide its online game service Battle.net and other websites with advertising.

'Supreme Ruler 2020: Global Crisis' Hot Relations Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 12:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Supreme Ruler 2020 is a strategic and tactical geo-political game where direct control of the military and the policies of a nation becomes the key to survival. The Global Crisis add-on adds new single- and multiplayer maps, new sandbox map, improved UI/AI/graphics, and plenty more.

'Fable II' (X360) Patch Finalized, Fixes Quests, Bugs, Child Assassination

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 12:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fable 2 will offer even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of the original Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose. Since its day 1 online co-op patch, Lionhead has been quietly working on a new update addressing various bugs, quest issues and other tweaks.

'Stoked' (X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 11:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hit the mountains on your quest to become the next snowboarding phenomenon in Stoked, the open-world, back country snowboarding experience featuring five huge open-world mountains, changing weather patterns, and the sponsorship and cooperation of some of the most respected and influential names in the sport.

Good Old Games Running 'Buy Two Get One Free' Promo

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 11:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Digital distribution site Good Old Games is now offering a special promotion on its DRM-free PC classics. Until December 8, when you buy two $9.99 games, you get a $5.99 game for free, including the just added Disciples 2 Gold and Jagged Alliance 2.

'Making History Gold Edition' - Allies vs. Axis Scenario Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 11:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Gold Edition further includes three broad-ranging scenarios created by our players using the Making History Editor. In response to player requests, Muzzy Lane has released "Allies vs. Axis", a new free scenario for Making History Gold Edition.

'My Horse and Me 2' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 10:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari's My Horse and Me 2 is packed with exciting new features, brand new graphics and animations, and an engrossing storyline to give fans the most complete equestrian experience and the most realistic horse simulation ever seen in a game.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 10:22 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:

  • A Vampyre Story (PC)

  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'City of Heroes' Rolls Out Issue 13: Power and Responsibility Update

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

Expanding its comic book themed MMO City of Heroes with Issue 13: Power and Responsibility, NCSoft adds several new features such as the ability to have two different build-outs per character, pact leveling of two characters, a Day Job feature, new misison content, and PvP powers rebalancing, paving the way for new PvP features to come.

'Touch Mechanic' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Touch Mechanic tasks players with learning what it takes to be a surgeon of the automobile. Learn to change rims, repair bumpers, replace mufflers and brakes, add aftermarket enhancements and perform paint and decal work on vehicles of all shapes and sizes while working their way to the top of the profession.

Beer-Dispensing Octane 120 Now Also in PS3/X360 Format

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 9:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Octane 120 is the ultimate home arcade racing simulator and combines three things every adult gamer craves: classic arcade games, arcade-style racing, and a beer tap to get your favorite beverage without having to get out of the seat!

'Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor' Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 6:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Interviews

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. We sit down with Relic lead designer Brian Wood.

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

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 6:48 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.

'Fishing Master World Tour' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 6:17 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The new Fishing Master World Tour offers over 200 different types of fish to catch and enables players to catch fish in over forty different locations across seven different regions. Fish on Easter Island, under the Golden Gate Bridge, on the Amazon River and many more exotic global locations.

'Dragonica' Magician Class Revealed - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 6:11 a.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.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) December DLC Schedule

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 5:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: World Tour will feature guitar, vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), four-player on/offline co-op, and an eight-player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4). The Eagles, Nirvana and The Smashing Pumpkins are returning in December with exclusive DLCs, as well as three free Reggae Rock tracks from Pepper, Slightly Stoopid and Expendables.

'Days of Wrath' (X360) to Get New Cities as DLC - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 3:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on the upcoming movie, Days of Wrath tells the story of gangs in North America, the media who exploits them, and the consequences of both. Your job is to control one of four different gangs, taking control of the gangs’ leaders as you expand your empire to become the most powerful gang leader in the country!

NDS Review - 'Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ'

by Jesse Littlefield on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 2:47 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Zombie BBQ is a shooter where you have to move forward by shooting down every living (or dying) creature in your path! Use the arsenal of weapons at your disposal to do away with the savage hoards of zombies.

'Ether Saga Online' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 2:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Perfect World's Ether Saga Online, the English-based version of KDXY, is a Free-To-Play MMORPG, combining lavish graphics with a young anime style, and featuring a slew of unique features and systems that make the game truly one of a kind.

'Hotel Giant 2' - v1.1 Patch / Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Enter the challenging tourism industry and test your skills by building, designing and managing the luxurious hotels in the world! As guests go about their lives, follow their behavior, moods, activities, and find out what they like/dislike about your hospitality.

'The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 2:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Chase: Felix Meets Felicity is a the fast-paced game in which players navigate their way through bizarre obstructions, interruptions and mishaps, using the stylus to draw a path to the object of their affection.

EA Acquires Korean Developer J2MSoft

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced the acquisition of Korean developer J2MSoft, known for developing free-to-play online games which are monetized through micro-transactions and advertising. Online games created and wholly owned by J2M include RayCity, TAAN, and Debut, and other properties to be announced.

Entropia Universe Licenses 'Lets Rock' Songs for Coming Changes

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2008 @ 1:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MindArk, developers of Entropia Universe, has licensed Kevin Rudolf and Lil Wayne's single "Let it Rock" to herald the switching over to the CryENGINE2 in 2009. MindArk will host a competition inside the virtual world to find the best user created music video to the song, with a highly prized virtual treasure as reward.