Volition, Inc.'s third-person shooter franchise will make its open-world, next-gen debut with Red Faction: Guerrilla. Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, this third-person, open-world action-shooter will return to Mars and once again redefine the limits of destruction-based gameplay.
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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.
Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content starting with Qore Ep. 07 (free), Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer ($9.99), LittleBigPlanet Kabuki costume (free), 3 Age of Booty Map Packs (free), Far Cry 2 Fortunes Pack ($9.99), NARUTO: Ultimate Ninja STORM Pack 4 (free), SoulCalibur IV Customization Equipment 3 ($1.99), song packs for Guitar Hero World Tour, Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 and Rock Band, and the usual game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.
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.
Best Buy and EA in association with The United Inventors Association and By Kids For Kids announce the "Invent-A-Game Challenge," a national competition offering America's young people a unique chance to design an online game that EA will produce, with as Grand Prize a $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond.
X³: Terran Conflict is a brand new, stand-alone game set in the universe of X³. It is the culmination of the X trilogy, with a grand finale that takes us all the way back to Earth's own solar system.
Phantasy Star Portable includes the original PSU content, the Ambition of the Illuminus expansion pack, 4-player local multiplayer, PSP exclusive bosses and weapons, and a new History mode playable as a new character Vivienne.
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. This v1.05 patch fixes several exploits and bugs, improves balance, makes user interface enhancements, includes the DRM de-authorization tool and more.
Hearts of Iron III will follow the series' tradition of most detailed and complete strategic game on WW2 while focusing on satisfying veteran players through a multitude of new features and systems, including a huge map with more than 10,000 provinces.
Namco Bandai America unveiled the formation of Surge, a new studio and publishing label dedicated to providing cutting-edge, genre-defining games that are targeted at satiating the appetite of western gamers, starting with Afro Samurai on Jan. 27, 2009.
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.
Set between the largely unexplored era between Ep III and Ep IV, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. As promised, LucasArts has released a new campaign (Jedi Temple on Coruscant) for 800 Microsoft Points ($10) while the playable characters (Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ki-Adi-Mundi, and Kit Fisto) will cost you 400 Microsoft Point ($5).
Alternativa is a classic point & click adventure game based on the original sci-fi/cyber-punk script which is composed of a number of shorter stories that lead us through the lives of individual characters as well as the fictional world of the future.
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.
This week Xbox 360 is kicking off two global 30-day specials to bring great deals on select Xbox Live content (every monday a deal on either a movie rental, a map pack or even an XBLA game) and even free multiplayer for a list of great XBLA titles.
In the Hotel for Dogs, based on the upcoming motion picture starring Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin, players enter the old hotel to help two siblings, Andi and Bruce, feed and entertain an adorable collection of canines by building amazing gadgets, playing with the pooches and keeping the dogs happy in their new hotel home.
While Microsoft lauded last week's Black Friday sales in North America, overseas numbers have been through the roof as well. November was the Xbox 360's biggest sales month since its launched in Europe six years ago, with sales up 124% over last year.
SouthPeak Games will publish Load Inc's latest game Things On Wheels, an accessible, pure arcade racing title placing players at the helm of radio-controlled vehicles as they compete on tracks set within a gigantic house.
Stickmen Studios is developing Dragon Master Spell Caster for Nintendo's WiiWare, where players ride dragons and battle foes using unique combinations of melee and spells. Stickmen Studios has chosen Emergent’s Gamebryo engine for this new title, as well as future development.
Legends of Daemonica: Farepoynt's Purgatory is a full 3D psychological thriller containing unique features, elaborate characters, and a truly non-linear storyline set in the14th Century.
Mirror's Edge is a first-person action adventure game where you are Faith, a 'runner' framed for murder in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of human traffic is closely watched.
Martian Panic is a three-dimensional sci-fi shooter game, the Martian Invasion Force has targeted Earth for complete destruction and players will need more than manpower and firepower to avoid mission defeat.
NASCAR Kart Racing enables players to grab the steering wheel as a famed NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and speed through treacherous landscapes, wind around rocky cliffs, jump rivers and dodge falling boulders.
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 winter clothes (scarfs, boots, mittens, etc), labeled with a gold star in the Avatar Creator Tool.
Larger, deeper, and loaded with thrills, Persona 4 delivers an all-new story set in the Japanese countryside. A mysterious chain of deaths remains unanswered and only you and your team of gifted supernatural sleuths can uncover the truth.
SCi/Eidos' takeover talks that it declared were "over" in early 2008 are back on track with EA, Ubisoft, and Warner Bros. (who already owns 20% of SCi) in the running, but according to UK trade mag MCV, a new player has emerged. A few months ago, Square Enix tried to acquire Tecmo but was rejected in favor of KOEI, while more recently it not only signed Gas Powered Games' Supreme Commander 2, but has also set up a new development studio in California, making its Western expansion plans quite clear.
In Divinity 2: Ego Draconis you will take on the role of a young Dragon Slayer and ultimately become a Dragon Knight, a legendary hero with unique abilities. Discover a detailed world full of twists and turns in which your actions can make a real difference.
Dragon Quest IX: Defender of the Stars, developed by Level 5, is the first title on any Nintendo system since Dragon Quest VI, 10 years ago, now featuring WiFi support for four-player co-op. According to Quartermann's rumor section in the latest EGM, Square Enix might be bringing DQ IX to the Wii, like it announced it would do by connecting both FFCC: Echoes of Time platforms.
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:
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.
GRID takes you to locations over 3 continents to compete in a variety of racing events. Packed with the most powerful racecars - new, classic, circuit and drift - you will compete in urban street races, official racetracks and championships. The premium 8 Ball pack features eight new cars to race and two new online events to compete in.
by Dustin Chadwell on Dec. 4, 2008 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
Scene It? Box Office Smash! is a great way to entertain guests at your next social gathering letting up to four players or teams match their wits in a trivia game to see whose movie knowledge (over 250 titles) reigns supreme, complete with more HD content, new questions and engaging puzzle types.
by Alan Martin on Dec. 4, 2008 @ 1:54 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews
When Melvin ducks into a candle shop to get out of the rain, he is whisked away to a medieval town to learn wizardry and overcome his fears. Along the way, he'll have to cope with vitriolic caretakers, touristy hermits, lecherous spinsters and other strange creatures. What he uncovers about the town's history leaves him speechless ...
Armed with iconic moves from rigorous assassin training, including "Curving Bullets" and "Bullet Explosion," as well an arsenal of powerful, high-tech weapons, players will explore Wesley’s quest to becoming an unmatched uberassassin in fast-paced, action-packed combat against the world’s most notorious killers.
Games industry trade body ELSPA (Europe's ESRB equivalent) urges parents looking to purchase video and computer games for Christmas to always check the game's packaging for the PEGI age ratings and content descriptors.
Battlefront.com and Fury Software announced the third, and newest, game in the Strategic Command series. WWII Pacific Theater shifts the focus from Europe and into the steaming jungles and islands of Asia- Pacific.
MiniOne Racing enables anyone to become the racing car driver they always dreamed of becoming, with a twist! Players race colorful and humorous miniature vehicles around virtual beaches, playgrounds, campsites and even other planets.