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'Killzone 2' (PS3) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 6:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'MadWorld' (Wii) to Feature Multiplayer Mode

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 6:11 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MadWorld is a third-person action game that has a unique black & white style depicting a sharp backdrop that straddles graphic novels and 3-D worlds, mixing irreverent humor and over-the-top violence. MadWorld will feature ultra-violent ‘Blood Bath Challenges’ which can be played offline multiplayer with your friends or enemies.

Various Game Trailers #1494

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 4:48 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:

  • Batman: Arkham Asylum [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer
  • Deadly Creatures [Wii] - Dennis Hopper Trailer
  • Mirror's Edge [PC] - PhysX Trailer
  • Resident Evil 5 [PS3/X360/PC] - Mutalisk Trailer

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

'Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 4:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sins of a Solar Empire will feature several micro-expansions over the next year, starting with Entrenchment which promises to bring fans a Starbase defense platform, turret upgrades to make them more powerful, mine fields and a Subspace Inhibitor platform that will slow enemy ships within its range.

More Than 50% Of U.S. Adults Plays Video Games

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 4:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

A survey released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project reveals that 53% of American adults play video games and 20% play just about every day. In all, 81% of people between 18 and 29 play games, compared with 23% of people 65 and older, while 50% of all women get their game on, slightly less than males, at 55%. While video games don't make you smarter, the higher your education, the more likely you are to play (57% of gamers went to college, against 40% had less than a high-school education).

'Rise Of The Argonauts' (PS3/X360/PC) Goes Gold, Ships Next Week - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters' Rise Of The Argonauts is an action/rpg set in ancient Greece where you will embark on an epic quest, and encounter legendary figures such as Jason, Hercules and Atalanta.

'Mirror's Edge' (ALL) System Requirements - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 2:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Strong Bad Episode 5: 8-Bit Is Enough' (Wii/PC) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 2:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Trogdor must be stopped! The beefy-armed dragon of legend has broken free from his arcade cabinet and is burninating the land. With classic 8-bit games leaking into the real world and Strong Badia a fiery mess, only Strong Bad can take back the night and conquer this scorching menace once and for all. Does anybody know how to kill a dragon?

'Fable II' (X360) Lead Joins Splash Damage to Work on Bethesda Title

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 11:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Splash Damage announced that Lionhead's Richard Ham, lead designer on Fable II, has joined Splash Damage, known for Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, as creative director where he will head the design team working on an unannounced mystery title being developed with Bethesda Softworks.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Country Pack Confirmed, Details & Price Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 11:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the original to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features. Revealed last week, Harmonix and MTV Games confirmed that Rock Band is getting a taste of country music for the first time with the addition of the "Going Country" 5-pack.

'X-Blades' (PS3/X360/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 11:27 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.

'Commander In Chief' Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Commander In Chief offers a true, realistic, and entertaining simulation of running a country’s government and taking part in economic, military, political, social, cultural, and foreign affairs by giving you the opportunity to become a head of state or government and make decisions on its behalf. Originally scheduled for release in 2008, CiC has been delayed until inauguration day (Jan 20, 2009).

Monday, December 8, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 11:18 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:

'Halo Wars' (X360) Worldwide Release Date Changes

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Halo Wars is a strategy game based on the Halo universe where players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind. Originally scheduled for a worldwide release in Feb, 2009, the North American launch has been moved to early March, while the rest of the world is still set for late Feb. 2009.

'Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box' (PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 9:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, a seamless racing battleground, with massive traffic-heavy roads to abuse. The PC edition will be customized with expanded online features, and community driven content.

'Meteos Wars' And 'PowerUp Forever' This Week's XBLA Titles

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Meteos Wars is a puzzle game where the story, situation and environments formulate one explosive adventure! In PowerUp Forever gamers get to hone your battle skills in the thrilling action-shooter game, where no two encounters are ever the same.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PC) Patch Ready, Fix Details Revealed, Coming Soon

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 8:56 a.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. Last week we reported on the massive problems gamers experienced with the PC version, but a patch is ready and currently being certified by Microsoft, so it should arrive soon. Nvidia has already released specific GTA IV drivers, and ATi's are due Dec. 10.

Natsume's 2008 Holiday Lineup

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 8:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Natsume announced that the company's full lineup for 2008 is now available at retail, including the most recent release of Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon, Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness, Princess Debut and Hi! Hamtaro: Ham-Ham Challenge (all for DS) and Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility (Wii).

'Ceville' - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 8:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ceville is an action-packed point & click adventure where you have to protect the fairy-tale realm of Faeryanis from the treacherous Basilius who plans to take the crown and subdue the realm with the help of murderous beasts he summons from the planes of eternal darkness.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Two Wiiware Titles And One Classic

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 8:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo added a classic and two WiiWare title to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download: Bruiser and Scratch (Wiiware), Hockey Allstar Shootout (Wiiware), and Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (VC).

'Resident Evil ReBirth' (Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 3:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom is working on bringing the original Gamecube (based on the 1996 PSOne game) title in the Resident Evil series to the Wii. Currently only scheduled for a December release in Japan, the port will add no new content or features, apart from making it compatible with the Wiimote controls.

'Deadly Creatures' (Wii) Gets Hollywood Voice-overs

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 2:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ's Deadly Creatures is a Wii exclusive 3rd person action thriller title developed internally by its Rainbow Studios. Deadly Creatures throws players into a venomous world of desert terror, where the greatest victory is survival. Academy Award-winning actor Billy Bob Thornton and Academy Award-nominated actor Dennis Hopper are lending their voices to the game.

'Far Cry 2' (ALL) - Intel Bonus Missions Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 2:27 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. These two bonus missions (the Morrocan and the American) extend the game's length by a whole 3 hours.

'Darksiders: Wrath of War' (PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 1:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Darksiders: Wrath of War is an action/adventure game that gives players the ability to experience the supernatural destructive power of WAR, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, as he explores a demon ravaged world -- seeking revenge and ultimate redemption with a vast array of modern and mythical weaponry.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Prince of Persia'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 1:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Prince of Persia is opening a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe, featuring a new breed of gameplay. The game is poised to rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style.

PS2 Review - 'Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World'

by Dustin Chadwell on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 1:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World combines all the best elements of previous DBZ: Budokai games, whilst also boasting new features such as Dragon Missions, new battle types and drama scenes for fans to delve deeper than ever before into the Dragon Ball Z universe.

'Saw' (PS3/X360) Being Shopped Around

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 1:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Although the 'Saw' video game was revealed late last year, it has been quiet around the horror game based on the movie franchise, with no official announcement or footage released yet. With the recent demise of Brash Entertainment, the SAW game is being shopped around, according to Bloody-Disgusting, with voice-over work already having been done. Using the Unreal Engine 3, Saw is being developed with the creators of the SAW movies, Leigh Whannell & James Wan, but it is highly unlikely the game will keep its Oct. 2009 release date if it does not find a new publisher soon.

'SunAge' - v1.09 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 12:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SunAge is a futuristic RTS featuring 3 different races each with their arsenal of units, buildings and upgrades, taking place across 2 different worlds. This v1.09 patch adds multiplayer balance changes, multiple squad selections, queue ability of upgrades, and plenty more...

'Overgrowth' Coming to Steam

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 12:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Overgrowth takes place in the savage world of Lugaru where rabbits, wolves and other animals are forced to use paws, claws and medieval weaponry to engage each other in battle. Using Wolfire's brand new Phoenix Engine, Overgrowth combines third-person adventure platforming with intricate melee combat.

TrackMania Nations/United Forever - v2.11.19 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 12:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

TrackMania Nations Forever is a new version of the Stadium environment, a solo mode and 65 new, progressively difficult tracks, uniting an even larger number of players thanks to its multiplayer modes, online functions and interactivity between players.

Perfect World Acquires InterServ Caymans

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2008 @ 12:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

InterServ agreed to sell 100% of the shares of InterServ Caymans to Perfect World for approximately US$23.0 million, making the two subsidiaries (Shanghai and Chengdu) become a wholly owned part of Perfect World.