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'WorthPlaying's Top Games of 2008' - Consoles and PC

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2008 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

So far, we've revealed the honorable mentions and the top handheld and downloadable titles, and now, we're rolling out the top console/PC offerings. Once that's out of the way, we'll start the countdown of the top 20 titles, including what WP considers to be the best game of 2008. Read more for the results!

'WorthPlaying's Top Games of 2008' - Handhelds and Downloadables

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2008 @ 6:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Yesterday we revealed the honorable mentions, and today we're announcing the top handheld and downloadable titles. Check us out later for the top console/PC offerings. Once that's out of the way, we'll start the countdown of the top 20 titles, including what WP considers to be the best game of 2008. Read more for the results!

'Demigod' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2008 @ 4:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in an future-fantasy world, Demigod is a team-based action/RPG/RTS hybrid game that casts you as a hero waging war to obtain a position within the pantheon of gods.

NDS Review - 'Monster Lab'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on Dec. 31, 2008 @ 4:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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.

PS3/X360 Review - 'Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa'

by Mark Melnychuk on Dec. 31, 2008 @ 4:14 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo are still stranded on Madagascar and attempt to leave. Unfortunately, their plane makes an emergency landing in the wilderness of Africa, where Alex meets the rest of his family and has trouble communicating with them after much of his time at the Central Park Zoo.

'Legacy of Ys: Books I & II' (NDS) Pre-Order Incentive - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2008 @ 3:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

One of the most heralded action RPG franchises of all time, Legacy of Ys: Books I & II delivers the first two epic adventures of the famed saga on one cartridge, presented with a series of never-before-seen enhancements. Fans who pre-order the game will get a free 40 min Legacy of Ys: Books I & II soundtrack.

'StarCraft II' Chapters Considered Addons After All ?

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2008 @ 3:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game. While Blizzard stated that the 2nd and 3rd episodes in the SC II trilogy are standalone titles, in a recent interview lead designer Dustin Browder referred to them as "the core game" and "the two expansion sets." Has Blizzard's strategy changed, a slip of the tongue, or an honest mistake?

Down Economy Hits Microsoft, 15,000 LayOffs Pending

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2008 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The games industry has weathered the bad economy for quite a bit now, and while games are still selling well the past few months have shown that developers and publishers a like are bracing for the inevitable impact. A few weeks back Sony announced big layoffs, as did EA, various developers have merged or shut down, and now Microsoft announced that it will be laying off 17% of its workforce, a total of 15,000 employees will get the pink slip in the new year.

'Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine Online' Enters Open Beta - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2008 @ 3:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in a fictional post-apocalyptic Tokyo, survivors attempt to restore the city by defeating demons and solving puzzles. Each player acts as a “Devil Buster.” Success relies on forming an alliance with demons or slaying them.

Xbox Avatars Get Free Clothing Update, Including Lara Croft Outfits

by Rainier on Dec. 31, 2008 @ 3:10 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 two new outfits from Tomb Raider's Lara Croft, as well as new rings, caps, gloves, pants, and other gizmos.