Archives by Day

October 2014
SuMTuWThFSa
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031

Advertising





'Crash Commando' (PS3) Coming Soon - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 6:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crash Commando, a PS3 title exclusively for download on PlayStation Network, is a side scrolling multiplayer shooter game pitting two arch-enemy commando factions - the Grunts and the Jarheads - against each other in an all-out fight for world supremacy.

'Purr Pals' (Wii) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 6:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Bring hours of interactive kitty cat fun home in Purr Pals, a game where you get to adopt and customize your very own virtual kitten! Choose from 40 breeds and hundreds of facial feature combinations and body characteristics, then have hours of fun teaching and playing games with your new bundle of fur.

Various Game Trailers #1495

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 6:45 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:

  • Europa Universalis: Rome - Vae Victis [PC] - Trailer

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

'Phantasy Star 0' (NDS) - 16 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 6:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet, Sega is working on a new installment in the Phantasy Star franchise. Phantasy Star 0 supports Nintendo WiFi multiplayer and a Pictochat type chat system that supports sending of stylus sketches to other players.

'SOCOM' (PS3) v1.30 Patch Will Add New Features And Trophies

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 3:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation focuses on online play and the global community and clans that support it, with Tournaments, Clan Ladders, and Leader Boards. While the previous v1.20 patch fixed most of the crippling issues from controls, to connectivity and beyond, SCEA is now working on adding new features to the game with the next v1.30 patch, including trophies.

EA Lowers Financial Outlook, Cancels Titles, Layoffs and Studio Mergers Coming

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 2:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

EA expects its net revenue and earnings per share for fiscal year 2009 to be below the financial guidance previously provided, primarily the result of lower than expected sales. As a result, EA will cancel various titles for 2010, merge studios and lay off employees. EA CEO John Riccitiello stated, however, that certain new IPs (Dead Space/Mirror's Edge) will get sequels.

'SimAnimals' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 2:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

For the first time players can engage with the wild world of animals in their natural surroundings in an immersive and tactile way. In this game you are challenged to engage, touch, move and try to control a wide range of animals as you journey deeper and deeper into the forest.

'Savage 2: A Tortured Soul' Becomes Freeware

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 1:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Savage 2: A Tortured Soul is an FPS/RPG featuring expansive environments, an entirely enhanced combat system, and gameplay elements that will catapult it beyond its prequel. Savage 2: A Tortured Soul is now freeware, there are no longer demo restrictions of any kind and all players can enjoy the game for free.

EA And Take Two License NVIDIA PhysX Technology

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 1:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

NVIDIA announced that Electronic Arts and Take Two have each licensed its PhysX acceleration technology as a development platform which will be available for their respective studios worldwide.

'Chocobo Tales 2' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 1:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Chocobo Tales 2 is a magical adventure for all ages that takes place in a fun and enchanting world filled with loveable characters from the Final Fantasy series. Players will challenge various minigames and microgames as they embark on a journey to rescue their lost friends and restore peace to the land.

'Space Giraffe' (XBLA) Coming to PC Next Week

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 1:10 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Space Giraffe features uniquely beautiful graphics and 100 levels of lovingly hand-crafted shoot-'em-up action gameplay from the makers of Llamatron and Tempest 2000. Collect power-ups to activate Bonus Rounds and master the strategies necessary to maximize your score on every level!

'Deer Drive' (Wii) Ahead of Schedule - Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 11:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Aside from its fast paced shooting action and easy to play, hard to master style of gameplay, Deer Drive also features over 33 stages and over a dozen animals, not to mention it is the first hunting game on Wii to feature multiplayer hunting action.

'Home' (PS3) Launch Imminent

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The 'Home' 3D online user community service will enable users to create their own avatar and explore a real-time virtual community, as if they are playing a detailed 3D game. Yesterday The Times Online stated that Home would launch this month, which has now been confirmed by director of PlayStation Home director Jack Buser. A specific date was not mentioned, but all signs indicate that the previously mentioned Dec. 17, 2008 date might be the one.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) to Get Street Fighter Costumes

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet is a new PS3 community-based game where players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots -- and use their character's amazing abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network. Capcom teams up with LittleBigPlanet to bring you brand new Street Fighter costumes, coming later this week.

'Evasive Space' (Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 8:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Evasive Space you pilot your rocket ship on a wildly dangerous interplanetary mission to save the stars. You’ll be guiding Konki on timed and collection-based missions through 20 stages of mazes and obstacles in five different environments spanning treacherous terrain including asteroid belts, planetary rings, astro-caves, and large space stations.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 7:17 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:

'Skate 2' (PS3/X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 7:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set five years after the original, San Vanelona's been rebuild after it was hit by a natural disaster. Equipped with double the bag of tricks, gamers are tasked to rebuild their career and revive the New San Vanelona skate scene.

'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' (ALL) Game Details, Platforms Revealed

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 5:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, based on 20th Century Fox's upcoming movie, enlists players to experience the tormented origins of Wolverine, from his escape of the Weapon X facility to the jungles of Africa and beyond.

'The Great Giana Sisters' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 5:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

More than 20 years ago when a game was born that still is a synonym for a whole gaming genre, The Great Giana Sisters made Jump’n’Run gaming available for home computer users all over the world.

'Geo-Political Simulator' - v1.60 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 5:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Geo-Political Simulator is an ultra-real simulation of our world and its politics, from now until the end of the century. Energy, security, economy, environment, strategy, diplomatic alliances, culture policy, intelligence, infrastructure – anything could make you the greatest political leader of the 21st century ...

'East India Company' - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 5:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In East India Company, players will enjoy building the world's most powerful trading empire and engaging in fierce battles in both single-player and multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic environment.

PS2 Review - 'Persona 4'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 4:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

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. Will you thwart this hidden evil before it is too late?

Xbox 360 Review - 'Guilty Gear 2: Overture'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 3:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Guilty Gear 2: Overture is the newest installment in the Guilty Gear franchise, deviating from the series beat'm up norm by not calling it GG X, as well as by adding RTS elements where you need resources to gather your army and destroy the enemy's base.

'Rygar: The Battle of Argus' (Wii) Delayed Until 2009

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 3:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

High Energy Productions' producer Keisuke Kikuchi announced Rygar: The Battle of Argus will be an all-new Wii exclusive title, not a PS2 port. Expected later this year in Japan, Rygar: The Battle of Argus will introduce a new hero and use the Wiimote to control Rygar's trademark weapon, the Diskarmor. Originally scheduled for Dec. 2008, Tecmo has pushed back Rygar until Feb. 3, 2009.

'RACE Pro' (X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 3:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

RACE Pro recreates a breathtaking reality giving you the ultimate racing simulation experience with precision physics and handling.

'Mafia II' (X360/PC) to Support DirectX 9/WinXP

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 3:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mafia II, developed by the original creators Illusion Softworks, features a deep mobster-driven narrative packed with both behind-the-wheel and on-foot action. Over the weekend we revealed details on The Illusion engine, claiming that Mafia II would only support DX10/Vista, which turned out to be incorrect. 2k Czech confirmed the game will be compatible with WinXP/DirectX 9.0c.

Atari Acquires Cryptic Studios

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 3:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari has been on the warpath the past few months, after facing delisting from NASDAQ multiple times, it has signed a slew of high-profile titles such as Riddick, Ghostbusters and various others. Atari has now also acquired US-based MMO developer Cryptic Studios, known for NCSoft's City of Heroes/City of Villains. Cryptic Studios, who recently recruited Flagship Studios' Bill Roper, is currently working on three titles: Champions Online (2009), Star Trek Online (2010) and an unannounced title.

Sony Laying off 16,000, Looking to Cut $1.1 Billion in Costs

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

With its shares dropping 70% in the past year, Sony Corp. announced that it will lay off about 4% of its 186,000-strong workforce (8,000 employees), an additional 8,000 contract employees, cut back on investments by 30%, close several of its overseas manufacturing plants, and pull out of businesses as it is looking to cut $1.1 billion in costs by March 2010. It was not clear whether the games division will be affected, but judging by the large amount of cutbacks, it's hard to imagine that it would not be involved.

'Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle' (PS2) - New Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 3:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Koei's Nobunaga's Ambition: Iron Triangle is an epic historical simulation from legendary game producer Kou Shibusawa where players assume the role of Nobunaga, or of a rival warlord, in their quest to unite Japan under one rule.

'Midnight Club: Los Angeles' (ALL) Rolls Out Title Update

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 3:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midnight Club: Los Angeles provides a seamless environment for everyone who loves to compete, with no load times, no tracks, and no rules, allowing players to race who they want, when they want, and where they want in a recreation of LA. Rockstar has issued a title update improving AI balance to adjust dynamically to user skill level. The X360 update also adds support for additional leaderboards for tournaments on the Rockstar Games Social Club, broader multiplayer match searching, and upgraded streaming and performance.

'War Plan Pacific' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 3:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

War Plan Pacific is a turn-based computer wargame for one or two players (IP based multiplayer capability) covering the entire war in the Pacific from 1941 until 1945. Shrapnel Games is looking for a few good men to ensure smooth sailing.

Playrix Entertainment Becomes A Publisher

by Rainier on Dec. 9, 2008 @ 2:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Playrix Entertainment, known for casual games such as The Rise of Atlantis, Fishdom, 4 Elements and newly-released Call of Atlantis, announced its publishing plans and has already signed several agreements to publish games from external studios.