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EA Analyst Meeting Reveals Slew of New Titles

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 8:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

During an analyst meeting today, EA confirmed that apart from the announced PC, NDS (Spore Creatures) and Wii versions of Spore, there will also be next-gen console editions. As Pandemic is wrapping up Mercenaries 2, it has already begun work on the previously mentioned Lord of the Rings title. Several of EA's franchises are getting new installments, such as Burnout, Skate, Rock Band, and a new Need for Speed will get back to its roots. Peter Moore said that EA Sports plans 5 new IPs: one casual for this year, the other core IPs will be spread over the next 3 years. EA Casual is planning several additional Sims titles: MySims Kingdom (NDS/Wii), MySims PC, MySims Party (NDS/Wii), SimAnimals and SimCity Creator.

'Saints Row 2' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 8:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ's Saints Row 2, using Volition's proprietary open-world engine, will offer vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, all new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer.

Various Game Trailers #1272

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 6:01 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:

  • Prototype [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer #4
  • Universe at War: Earth Assault [X360] - Heirarchy Trailer
  • MLB 08 The Show [ALL] - Replay Vault Trailer


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

'Shadowgrounds Survivor' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 6:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Shadowgrounds Survivor tells the story of three survivors who join forces with the last remaining human resistance in the heated battle against the ongoing alien onslaught. This demo features 2 campaign mode levels and 1 survivor mode level.

'Destroy All Humans: Big Willy Unleashed' (PSP/Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 6:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed delivers an all-new sci-fi action gaming experience, where players control Crypto as he travels the world in the 1970s, unleashing massive destruction on foot, in his UFO and for the first time, in the Big Willy mech.

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3' Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 4:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week EA hinted that a big announcement was coming, and a big announcement has arrived. While the C&C Kane's Wrath has year to be announced, EALA is already working on the next installment in the franchise, as the April 2008 issue of PC Gamer issue (hits news stands March 4) and Hungarian PC Guru (hits Feb. 14) will unveil the first details on Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.

'The Sims 2 Bon Voyage' - Patch #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 4:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Sims 2 fans can whisk their Sims away on a variety of magnificent vacations featuring a myriad of all-new activities to discover exotic locations, including the Far East, Rustic Mountaintops -- even a Tropical Island!

'Major League Baseball 2K8' (ALL) New Features Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 3:54 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Revolutionizing your control of the five tools in baseball are brand new pitching, fielding and base-running controls and completely overhauled batting interface. Featuring a totally unique trading card mode, robust Minor League system, all-new Signature Style animations for 2008 and more, MLB 2K8 brings a new level of fun to the virtual baseball world.

'Dark Sector' (PS3/X360) - 19 New Screens

by Judy on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 3:00 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dark Sector is a new and original next-gen action-thriller, developed by Digital Extreme. It's a dark, gritty experience packed with fast action, incredible superpowers and an engaging story.

'The Golden Compass' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Judy on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 1:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Players assume the role of Lyra, a young girl, along with her daemon Pan, as she travels through the frozen wastes of the North collecting special items in order to explore, evade and deceive her way through confrontations to rescue a friend. Sega has released a v1.1 patch for The Golden Compass, although there are no details as to what it fixes ...

'Spore' (NDS/PC) Gets Official Release Date!

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 10:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race, becoming a global civilization and choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade, be nice or play rough! Maxis announced that Spore will be available at retailers worldwide the weekend of Sep. 7, 2008!

'Dynasty Warriors 6' (PS3/X360) Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 6 will deliver the massive scale and realistic atmosphere that players have come to expect from the series, but will redefine the Tactical Action experience, with completely re-imagined character designs and weapons, yet maintaining familiar characterizations that are accurate to culturally depictions.

Square Enix Sues Knock-Off 'Final Fantasy' Sword Makers

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 9:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix has filed a federal lawsuit in the Central District of California against alleged infringers of Square Enix's intellectual property, a result of cooperation with the US Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Patrol, whose agents seized a crate of counterfeit replica swords.

'Nancy Drew: The Mystery of the Clue Bender Society' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco announced Nancy Drew: The Mystery of the Clue Bender Society, developed by Gorilla Systems, the follow up to last year's The Deadly Secret of Olde World Park offering mystery buffs and Nancy Drew fans a fresh interactive caper with a wealth of new features.

JoWood Signs 'Fate of Hellas' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 9:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Fate of Hellas is an expansion for World Forge's 3D RTS Ancient Wars: Sparta, and will feature an updated engine with improved visuals, two new campaigns with 7 missions each, and a new playable faction, the Macedonians.

Take Two Signs Unreal Engine 3 License Agreement

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 9:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Epic announced that its Unreal Engine 3 technology and tools will be used for unannounced games in development by 2K Games.

EA Extends Exclusivity Agreement With NFL Until 2012

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced an extension of its exclusive licensing relationships with the National Football League and NFL PLAYERS to develop, publish and distribute interactive football video games, providing EA continued rights to NFL teams, stadiums and players through the end of the 2012 season, which culminates in Feb. 2013.

'Perry Rhodan' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 8:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

He is the world's most popular astronaut, more famous than Neil Armstrong, Yuri Gagarin or John Glenn. Now, for the first time, the fictional hero will appear in his own adventure.

Ubisoft Wins 'Bratz' Licensing Dispute

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

Ubisoft has obtained a $13.2 million judgment in a copyright and trademark infringement dispute against Bratz dolls owner MGA Entertainment.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 6:19 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:

'Overclocked: A History of Violence' Gets UK/US Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 5:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Overclocked, developed by House of Tales team, known for The Moment of Silence, is a psychological thriller which uses many technical innovations and a surprising narrative approach to form an eerily real gaming experience.

'Mass Effect' (X360) Officially Coming to PC in May! - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 5:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Re-designed for the PC, Mass Effect invites players to take the role of Commander Shepard as they set out on an adventure to save the galaxy from imminent destruction. Wrought with treachery, heroism, difficult decisions and a universe filled with unique and colorful species, Mass Effect delivers a truly compelling storyline.

'FIFA Manager 08' - Database Update Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 5:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

FIFA/Fussball Manager 08 allows you once again to control is everything in the world of football management, providing all the tools you need to make it to the big time. This second update adds new features, full database update, extra polishing, and fixes bugs. This patch brings your game's database up to date with all the latest team/player transfers.

Ubisoft Opens Up Internal Development Studio in Singapore

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 4:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft announces the opening of its 18th internal development studio in Singapore, largely influenced by the country’s excellent technological infrastructure, thriving local game development industry and quality of its universities and training institutions.

'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 3:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alone in the Dark returns with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through combining the use of real-time physics and environmental interaction to deliver an exhilarating action-orientated experience within a highly detailed, open environment.

ESA Requests Assistance to Combat Piracy

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 3:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Entertainment Software Association filed a report with the U.S. Trade Representative, detailing how online piracy thwarts healthy game industry growth and development, highlighting persistent problems in countries like Canada, China, Malaysia, Russia, and parts of Europe

'Roogoo' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 3:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games announced it will release Roogoo for Xbox Live Arcade and PC. Developed by Spidermonk Entertainment, Roogoo uses geometric shapes and rotating discs to craft a frenetic, exciting puzzle game framed within an imaginative storyline and a delightfully realised fantasy universe

'Hannah Montana' (ALL) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 3:39 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hannah Montana mania is gaining momentum across Europe, and Disney Interactive Studios will launch two new music-based titles inspired by the popular series, Hannah Montana: Music Jam (NDS) and Hannah Montana: Spotlight World Tour (PS2/Wii).

Xbox 360 Review - 'Lost Odyssey'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 2:25 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Lost Odyssey is the story of Kaim, an immortal character who has lived more than 1,000 years and doesn’t remember his past and doesn’t know where his future lies. Throughout Kaim’s journey, a handful of characters will join him on an odyssey to discover their intricate past and destiny, leading players through a dramatic story of massive scale.

'This is Vegas' (PS3/X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 2:20 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. Check yesterday's batch...

'Imperium Romanum' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 2:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take the future of an empire into your hands in Haemimont's Imperium Romanum, a historical strategy that puts the player in the role of a governor of a province, where he or she must strive to build a well organized, prosperous and commanding settlement. The demo includes two training missions and one game mission.

'Ninjatown' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 1:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games' Ninjatown, based on the Shawnimals’ designer toy line, where you have to defend your peaceful town from Mr. Demon, using each of the Ninjas’ unique skills and powers.

'Devil May Cry 4' (ALL) One Million Demo Downloads on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 1:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Need for Speed ProStreet' (ALL) Porsche Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 1:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Need for Speed ProStreet drives the series in a new direction, a ground-breaking Need for Speed experience where you’re thrust to compete head to head against the best street racers in a multitude of racing showdowns. This new demo features 2 Porsche cars (GT2 / GT3RS) drivable on Porsche's Leipzig testing track.

'NBA Ballers: Chosen One' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 1:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Midway Games' NBA Ballers: Chosen One marks the return if fast-paced one-on-one and two-on-two action as players can select from more than 65 NBA superstars to be the next "Chosen One".

'Ankh: Heart Of Osiris' - v1.04 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Heart Of Osiris is a standalone expansion pack to last years point & click adventure Ankh, situated in the same environment as the original but now lets you play the game from a different perspective and character, the Pharaoh himself. This v1.02 patch fixes various Windows Vista issues.

Championship Gaming Series 2008 Lineup Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 1:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Championship Gaming Series announced its official four games for the upcoming 2008 televised season, Valve’s Counter-Strike: Source, EA Sports’ FIFA 08, Tecmo’s Dead or Alive 4 and Microsoft Game Studios Forza Motorsport 2. CGS will be announcing its official slate of 2008 online games in the coming weeks.

PS2 Review - 'Jackass: The Game'

by Mark Buckingham on Feb. 12, 2008 @ 12:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Based on the MTV crazy-stunts-gone-bad-on-purpose show Jackass, Empire Interactive's Jackass: The Game, developed by Sidhe Interactive, features minigames, story mode and all the raunchy, and craziness you come to expect from the TV show, with likeness/voices from the real cast.