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'FIFA Street 3' (NDS/PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 6:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring all new authentic tricks, FIFA Street 3 provides new gameplay experiences by making over-the-top moves and skills even bigger in this fast-paced sequel, now on the next-gen platforms.

TYRANT Studios Formed

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 6:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Executive Producer Hardy LeBel (credited on titles such as Halo, Halo 2, Oni, SOCOM_ and Lead Designer, Anders Hejdenberg (Battlefield 2142, Battlefield Modern Combat) have teamed up and formed TYRANT Studios, with its first title, ESP, currently in development.

Various Game Trailers #1271

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 5:51 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:

  • Dark Messiah Of Might And Magic Elements [X360] - Launch Trailer
  • Patapon [PSP] - Trailer (4)
  • Band Mashups [Wii] - Trailer
  • Turning Point: Fall of Liberty [PS3/X360/PC] - London Trailer
  • Crystal Chronicles: The Little King and The Promised Land [Wii] - Trailer #2

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

'SEGA Superstars Tennis' (ALL) - 11 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 5:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA Superstars Tennis is a game that brings together some of the most treasured and well known characters from the SEGA universe, in some of the most unusual courts and outrageous settings ever imagined.

'God of War: Chains of Olympus' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 5:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

With the world plunged in eternal darkness and the Gods rendered powerless, Kratos will face the most feared creatures of Greek mythology, and ultimately be forced to choose between his own personal redemption and saving the ancient world from certain destruction.

'MLB 08 The Show' (PSP/PS2/PS3) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The SCEA San Diego Studios development team went into this season looking to raise the level of authenticity and realism, and create the perfect blend of features and unique gameplay opportunities.

'Delta Force: Angel Falls' Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 2:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

We all knew Novalogic was working on a new title, rumored to be The Unit: Operation Acid Gambit, based on the TV series, but that seems to have been abandoned by now. Last we heard Novalogic bought a motion capture unit from PhaseSpace for its game development. While details are currently non-existant, a teaser image does reveal a first clue as to its possible setting, the background shows an faint outline of South America. There should be more details soon, as DF: BO is scheduled for 2008.

UPDATE: Seems Novalogic is either keeping us guessing or has changed the name to Delta Force: Angel Falls, possibly due to a conflict with a pre-existing Black Ops mod. Angel Falls is a brand of Venezuelan coffee, fits with the South America setting.

'My Weight Loss Coach' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 2:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that it will publish My Weight Loss Coach, a program designed,under the guidance of both a fitness coach and a nutritionist, to focus on taking positive steps to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

'Race Driver: GRID' (ALL) Also Coming to NDS - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 12:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Take inspiration from competing in the world's most exciting racing cars on legendary circuits and iconic city streets and then get creative with the most powerful track editor in portable gaming, and set to offer the most complete pick-up-and-play pocket racing package, complete with stunning visuals.

'Jumper' (PS2/Wii/X360) Gets Jamie Bell Voiceover - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 11:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Jumper is a third-person action fighting game based on 20th Century Fox's upcoming sci-fi action/thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity). Brash Entertainment has confirmed that the role of Griffin in the game is voiced by Jamie Bell, who also plays Griffin in the "Jumper" film.

'Burnout Paradise' (X360) Valentine's Day Event

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 11:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced a special Xbox Live Game with Fame Valentine’s Day event on Feb. 12th from 9:00pm – 12:00am PST. This event will give couples a chance to play with one of Hollywood’s hottest dynamic duo; Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, stars of MTV’s The Hills, grab their Mugshots, and gain fame on the roads of Paradise City.

'Attack of the Genos' and 'Discs of Tron' This Week's XBLA Titles - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 11:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On Feb. 13 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (1:00 a.m. PST) players can experience a strategy game like no other when Sierra Online launches Commanders: Attack of the Genos. Additionally, an arcade classic returns with Discs of Tron, an updated faithful recreation of the famed cabinet game with HD graphics and enhanced sound.

'Audiosurf' Includes Portal's Still Alive, Pre-Order On Steam

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 10:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Audiosurf is a music-adapting puzzle racer where you use your own music to create your own experience. The shape, the speed, and the mood of each ride is determined by the song you choose.

'Marvel Universe Online' (X360/PC) Officially Canceled

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 10:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Late last year the rumor starting floating around, but it has now been confirmed, Cryptic Studios Marvel Universe Online MMO has been canceled. In a recent interview with MTV's multiplayer game blog, Microsoft's Shane Kim made it official, "Marvel and we have agreed to end development on the MMO. It was an amicable decision…"

Monday, February 11, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 9:58 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:

'This is Vegas' (PS3/X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway's This is Vegas is an open world, lifestyle action experience, where you live out your Vegas fantasies by fighting, gambling, driving and partying your way through the most decadent, fast-paced and wildest city in the world.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Two Classic Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

On Monday Nintendo added yet another 3 classic games to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: Harvest Moon and Lords of Thunder.

'A New Beginning' (NDS/Wii/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A New Beginning is a cinematic, interactive eco-thriller. In the classic adventure game an impending global climate cataclysm threatens the world, in a story ripped from today’s headlines, dealing with the defining issue of our time. At locations all around the globe, players will have to try and stem the tide – with the whole world hanging in the balance.

2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 9:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard announced plans to hold its fourth Worldwide Invitational in Paris, France on the 28th and 29th of June, celebrating the communities surrounding Blizzard's Warcraft, Diablo and StarCraft series as well as showcasing the skills of top eSports gamers from around the world.

'City Life' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 6:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Create exactly the city you want: build uniquely-designed buildings out of over 150 available structures, from residences to corporate skyscrapers. Improve the quality of life by providing recreational and entertainment opportunities-without letting taxes spiral out of control.

'Chiquititas' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 6:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Chiquititas, powered by Emergent's GameBryo engine, will be a third-person platform jumper with action and puzzle elements. The game, centered on a wonderful lead character that runs a home for orphans, will incorporate the optimistic plotline, lively music and colorful video from the original television series.

'Treasure Island' - 26 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 5:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Treasure Island is an 3D adventure game based on the classic bestseller novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, situated 4 years after its conclusion. The game combines traditional Point & Click controls and gameplay with breathtaking realtime 3D graphics and SFX.

EA Developing Casual Titles Based on Hasbro Products

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 5:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA Casual announces its initial slate of Hasbro games in development, starting with Wii and DS titles that will be available this fall are Littlest Pet Shop, and Nerf N-Strike. Also in the works are new Monopoly and Scrabble titles for multiple platforms, as well as other titles that will be announced later this year.

'Iron Grip: Warlord' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 4:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Announced earlier this year, Iron Grip: Warlord, using the Quake 3 engine, blends RTS and FPS gameplay, where you must employ urban guerrilla tactics to fight off the hordes. Protect your city at all costs, by building defense structures, setting traps, and taking the enemy on yourself.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' (ALL) Multiplayer Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 3:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop, two superpower alliances emerge. Join the battle on the frontlines of tomorrow as the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance.

'Ankh: Battle of the Gods' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 3:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ankh: Battle of the Gods is a classic point & click adventure game, infused with lots of humor. Together with his girlfriend Thara, Assil will have to prevent the sinister Seth from winning the battle and subjecting Egypt to his regime of terror.

'Street Fighter IV' (PS3/X360/PC) - 54 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 3:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Street Fighter IV, the first new entry in Capcom's fighting game series in nearly 8 years following Street Fighter III Third Strike, promises to deliver an extraordinary experience that will re-introduce the world to the time-honored art of virtual martial arts.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Devil May Cry 4'

by Steven Mills on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 2:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Devil May Cry 4 is the fourth installment in Capcom's series starring Dante, the gunslinging demon hunter. DMC4 will introduce a new hero, Nero, who possesses a demonic arm that can pull in enemies or use them as projectiles.

'We Love Golf' (Wii) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 2:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom has signed a development agreement with Camelot Software, known for titles such as Everybody's Golf and Mario Golf, to work on an all-new golf game We Love Golf!, turning the Wiimote into a virtual set of golf clubs, creating the most immersive golfing experience available off the greens.

NDS Review - 'Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command'

by Tom Baker on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

WH40K: Squad Command features action-packed combat and turn-based strategy through an engaging, authentic single-player storyline, where you play as the elite Space Marines of the Ultramarines chapter and strive to combat the encroaching evil of the daemonic forces of Chaos through 13 missions.

'King of Fighters XII' (PS3/X360) To Be Unveiled

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 1:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At the AOU 2008 (Feb. 16) SNK Playmore JP and Taito will unveil the latest installment in its classic arcade title King of Fighters XII, and show it off for the first time, even though only in video format. In development for quite a while now, KOF XII is a fresh start with a brand new engine and overhauled sprites. Scheduled for release on Taito's Type X² arcade machine mid 2008, KOF XII is expected to be ported on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2009.

'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A sequel to the original Xbox title, Ninja Gaiden 2 has players once again assuming the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they guide the ninja hero on a quest to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race.

'The Sims 2: Free Time' Gets Simlish Soundtrack

by Rainier on Feb. 11, 2008 @ 1:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA's latest expansion pack for The Sims 2, Free Time, giving your Sims the ability to perform casual tasks, jobs around the house or all sort of hobbies. An international line-up of artists can be heard on The Sims 2 FreeTime soundtrack, leading off with pop star Natasha Bedingfield, who recorded a Simlish version of her hit single Pocketful of Sunshine.