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Hardware & Software Creators Join to Promote PC Gaming

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 11:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Global leaders of the PC gaming industry announced today the formation of the PC Gaming Alliance, a non-profit organization that unites hardware and software creators, game developers and publishers, and others committed to the PC gaming market with the common purpose of advancing the PC as a worldwide gaming platform.

'Supreme Commander' (X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 10:16 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Gas Powered Games' strategy game Supreme Commander is coming to the Xbox 360, which has been confirmed as being under development by Aspyr and Hellbent Games.

Various Game Trailers #1277

by Judy on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 10:13 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:

  • American McGee's Grimm - Trailer
  • Pure [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer #2
  • SEGA Superstars Tennis [ALL] - Trailer (2)


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

'Alone in the Dark ' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 10:11 p.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.

Autodesk Acquires AI Middleware Developer Kynogon

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 10:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Autodesk announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kynogon SA, the privately held maker of Kynapse artificial intelligence middleware that is currently being used to develop more than 65 AAA game titles, including Alone in the Dark 5, Fable 2 and The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar.

'Insecticide' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 10:05 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Crackpot Entertainment's Insecticide is a classically styled action adventure detective game that brings the look and feel of gritty gumshoe films into a futuristic city where insects have become the dominant race.

'Lost Planet' (PS3) Gets North American Release Date

by Judy on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 5:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Lost Planet is a sci-fi action shooter set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet, humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man, the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings that have invaded.

'American McGee's Grimm' - 13 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 4:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

American McGee's Grimm is a story-driven action-adventure game where the player interacts with a compelling collection of vividly drawn characters inhabiting a world built around twisted takes on the best-known tales in Western fiction.

Oxygen Adds Four New NDS titles to Its Q2 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 4:08 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Oxygen announces four new DS titles to add to its spring line up. Hurry Up Hedgehog! is an intriguing multiplayer brainteaser for all ages, and Powershot Pinball Constructor; allowing you to play, create and share pinball, while Pirates: Duels on the High Seas is an epic adventure for the 7 keys of the 7 seas, and 8Ball Allstars; Your pool, your way, your rules.

'Unreal Tournament 3' (PS3) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 3:24 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In UT3, you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled by human contestants online or by AI, fought with the most powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles. While the PC version has been out for several month (both versions are available in North America) the PS3 edition is scheduled for end of this week.

'Okami' (Wii) - 28 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring a re-imagined control scheme built around the intuitive Wiimote, Okami offers players an unparalleled level of control and an opportunity to rediscover a critically acclaimed and beautifully crafted adventure.

Fluid Entertainment Developing Children's MMO

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 3:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Fluid Entertainment is creating an online world that encourages kids to explore their creativity, initiative and imagination, within an ecologically themed narrative. Fluid Entertainment's development experience spanning key children’s entertainment properties, including Harry Potter, Pok√©mon, Disney, and The Powerpuff Girls.

Havok Announces New Physics Suite, Cloth and Destruction Tools

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 3:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Havok unveiled Havok Cloth and Havok Destruction at the 2008 GDC providing artists with increased control over interactive cloth and destructible objects within games, as well as its Havok 5.5 development suite with improved Havok Physics and Havok Behavior.

'The Whispered World' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 1:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Whispered World is a fantasy point & click adventure game where you, playing as Sadwick and his companion, a little worm named Spot, are sent on perilous journey. Many challenges await Sadwick, for the world he knows so well is doomed...

'FIFA 08' (ALL) Update #3 Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 12:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

FIFA 08 will create a football experience that matches the complexity, finesse and beauty of the real-world game, challenging you to master the skills required to play like a pro football player, allowing you on the pitch to defy the odds, perfect your skills, elevate your game and rise up to win glory for your club. This patch brings your game up to date with all the latest transfers.

CryEngine2 Powered 'Blue Mars' Virtual World Makes Debut At GDC - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 11:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Set in Terraformed Mars in the year 2177 AD, Blue Mars will feature stunning graphics, realistic characters and endless gaming attractions that will allow players to build and simulate real-life scenarios by creating personalized characters, or avatars.

'Spitfire Heroes: Tales of the Royal Air Force' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Spitfire Heroes: Tales of the Royal Air Force is an air combat shooter brings the heroic actions of the RAF to NDS with intuitive flight mechanics, devious enemy pilots, and wireless support for up to four players. Players fly for the Royal Air Force through missions based on real events that shaped the outcome of the war.

'Mario Kart Wii' (Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 10:10 a.m. PST | Filed under News

At its Fall 2007 conference in Japan, Nintendo not only announced that Mario Kart Wii will be, freely, bundled with the Wii Wheel, but also that for the first time in the franchise, there will be motorbikes included.

Telltale Expands Studio With Former LucasArts/EA Developers

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 10:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Telltale announced that industry veterans Mike Stemmle (known for Monkey Island and Sam & Max Hit the Road/Freelance Police), Justin Chin (known for EA's The Simpsons Game), and Brett Tosti (know for Rogue Squadron, Lair) have joined the company as part of a sustained wave of growth that has nearly doubled the studio's size since this time last year.

'Quake Live' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 9:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software's Quake Live, previously called Quake Zero, offers game players of all skill levels a totally free and easily accessible first-person multiplayer action game, with friends lists and communication, sponsored events and tournaments, matchmaking, stats tracking, and even the game itself accessible free of charge through the web browser.

Disney Online Creates New Virtual Worlds Team

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 9:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Disney Online announced the creation of a new team that will focus on building, operating and publishing an expansive line-up of games, virtual worlds and online social communities, Disney Online Studios, lead by newly appointed senior vice president Steve Parkis.

JoWood Signs 'The Golden Horde' - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 8:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Golden Horde, using Ancient Wars: Sparta's AWE engine, is a historical 3D RTS based on real events that took place at the beginning of XII century, the times of mighty warriors and military leaders whose power and daring instilled courage in common soldiers.

'SunAge' - v1.08 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 8:14 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 v1.08 patch adds several new enhancements, an auto-updater, bug fixes and above all, new multiplayer features.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (X360/PC) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 4:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 4:19 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:

'Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 4:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA's Sonic the hedgehog races towards new territory in this Bioware-created RPG, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. Apart from the fact that it will appear on the NDS system during 2008, little details are available at this point.

Toshiba Announces Discontinuation of HD DVD Business

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 3:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Toshiba America announced that it has completed a thorough review of its overall strategy for HD DVD and as a result of recent market developments, the company has decided to discontinue sales and marketing of HD DVD players, aswell as cease shipments of its HD DVD products to retail channels.

'Secret Files 2' - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 3:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Secret Files 2 is a point-and-click adventure game based on mysterious phenomena around the world. As a follow-up to Secret Files: Tunguska, the sequel takes on a different mystery in a totally different location ....

THQ and Blue Fang Games Sign Development Agreement

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 3:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ and Blue Fang Games, known for the Zoo Tycoon series, announced that they have entered into a development agreement for a brand new videogame property for Wii, DS and PC, scheduled for release in fiscal 2010.

Microsoft Looking to Acquire Epic Games??

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 12:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While both Microsoft and Epic Games are currently attending the Game Developers Conference 2008, GamePro is speculating that the Windows giant might be looking to acquire the Gears of War/Unreal Tournament developers for aprox $1 billion, mainly out of interest for its Unreal Engine 3. While it is pure speculation at this point, Microsoft is having its briefing Wednesday morning, where it is expected to make several announcements, and Epic on Thursday afternoon. Acquisition? Gears of War 2? New Xbox 360 version? Blu ray ? We'll find out soon?

UPDATE: Not exactly denying it, Epic's Mark Rein responded saying that if GamePro wants to speculate, they should start at $2 billion, Epic isn't that cheap.

'MLB 08 The Show' (PSP/PS2/PS3) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 12:30 a.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.

Xbox 360 Review - 'The Spiderwick Chronicles'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Feb. 19, 2008 @ 12:10 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Plunge deep into a fantasy world full of mystical creatures when you join the Grace children on their quest to discover the secrets of The Spiderwick Chronicles. Based on Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Films’ movie adaptation of the book series, the video game lets players take on the roles of Jared, Simon and Mallory Grace as they enter the hidden world of the unseen.