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Intel Acquires Offset Software

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 11:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Offset Software's Sam McGrath revealed today that the developer, currently working on its first person shooter codenamed Project Offset, has been acquired by Intel.

'POSTAL III' (X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 10:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Almost a decade after the release of POSTAL, Running With Scissors has announced development of POSTAL III, coming to PC and X360 and powered by Valve's Source engine.

Various Game Trailers #1278

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 10:26 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:

  • Gears of War 2 [X360] - GDC 08 Teaser Trailer
  • Sacred 2 [X360/PC] - Golem Trailer


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

'Rock Band' (ALL) Drum Kits Are Shipping to Stores

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 10:26 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Harmonix, and MTV Games, along with distribution partner Electronic Arts announced that individual drum peripherals for Rock Band have now started shipping to U.S. and Canadian store shelves.

XNA Created Games Coming to Xbox Live - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 7:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

During the keynote address at this year's GDC, Microsoft promised to soon allow Xbox LIVE members to play, rate and share community-created games, introducing a new, open distribution service quickly doubling the size of the X360 game library.

'Quake Live' Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 7:23 p.m. PST | Filed under News

id Software's Quake Live offers game players of all skill levels a totally free 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. You can now sign up for the beta, although no start date is known yet.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3' (PS2) - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 6:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 adds new innovative features, enhancements and customization options to the franchise. Battle through 20 unique stages using more than 40 of the most loved and feared characters from the animation phenomenon. Unleash the hidden chakra from within and experience the best yet from the series.

'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 5:49 p.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.

Flaunt Your Skills For Cold Hard Cash With WorldGaming.com

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 5:42 p.m. PST | Filed under News

WorldGaming.com allows users to meet and compete on all of today’s top consoles (PS2, PS3, Xbox, and X360), offering one-on-one challenges and multiplayer tournaments in a variety of games across multiple genres, from first-person shooters like Halo 3 and Resistance: Fall of Man, to sports titles, including Madden ’08, NBA Live, FIFA Soccer and new titles will be added regularly.

'Fable 2' (X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 5:01 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Set 500 years after the original game, Fable 2 will offer even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose.

'Company of Heroes' Wins Two ELAN Awards

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 4:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Relic Entertainment announced today that it was the recipient of two awards, “Best PC Game” for Company of Heroes and “Outstanding Innovation in Gaming” for Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, at the 2nd Annual Canadian Awards for the Electronic and Animated Arts.

'Metal Gear Online (PS3) - 16 New Screens

by Judy on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 2:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Metal Gear Online is a dedicated online game featuring characters, weaponry and levels taken from and inspired by Metal Gear Solid 4, allowing up to 16 people to play simultaneously.

'Top Spin 3' (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360) Player Lineup Announced - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 2:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Sports announced the all-star player lineup for Top Spin 3, featuring today's sensations such as Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova, as well as Boris Becker, Bjorn Borg and Monica Seles, three of the sport's legendary players. Top Spin 3 marks the first time these iconic pros have appeared in a next-gen video game.

Microsoft Details 'Gears of War 2', 'Fable 2' & 'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360) at GDC

by Judy on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 2:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Today at the Game Developers Conference, Microsoft announced that Gears of War 2 will be coming to the Xbox 360 this November. Peter Molyneux revealed some of Fable 2's multiplayer features, and Tomonobu Itagaki was on hand to discuss Ninja Gaiden II's game-sharing features.

'Strategic Command 2: Patton Drives East' Expansion Pack Revealed - Screens

by Judy on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 1:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Battlefront.com and Fury Software unveiled the second expansion pack for Strategic Command 2: Blitzkrieg, titled Patton Drives East. It will allow players to explore the historically possible what-ifs of World War II.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2' (PSP) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 12:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Namco Bandai announced Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2 - The Phantom Fortress, continuing the frantic, action-packed, one-on-one battles for which the series is known. The game also introduces a new storyline based on the Naruto animated series from VIZ Media, as well as a roster of more than 20 characters and frantic head-to-head multiplayer action with game-sharing capabilities.

Sony Online Entertainment Launches G.I.R.L. Scholarship Program

by Judy on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 11:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In response to online survey findings, Sony Online Entertainment today announced the G.I.R.L. scholarship program (Gamers in Real Life) with The Art Institutes that's designed to educate and recruit more women into the video game industry. The prize is a $10,000 tuition scholarship for The Art Institutes school at which winner is currently enrolled and a paid internship of up to 10 weeks at an SOE studio. The entry deadline is May 31, 2008.

'Warhammer: Battle March' (X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Judy on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 11:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

An expansion to Warhammer: Mark of Chaos for the PC, Warhammer: Mark of Chaos - Battle March builds upon the game's tactical foundation to offer new units for each army as well as an original campaign and new online modes. The Xbox 360 version will be a standalone game and also include the original content from Warhammer: Mark of Chaos.

'Devil May Cry 4' (PS3/X360) Ships Over 2 Million Units

by Judy on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 11:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Capcom today confirmed that Devil May Cry 4, the latest installment in the Devil May Cry series, has shipped over two million units worldwide since its recent release for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. A PC version of the game will be released in the coming months.

'Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath' (X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Judy on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 11:36 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The C&C series continues to thrive with Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath. As the expansion pack to C&C 3 Tiberium Wars, this RTS game returns to the Tiberium universe with Kane at the center of an epic new single player campaign.

'Stranger' Goes Gold in North America

by Judy on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 10:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stranger, an RTS/RPG hybrid from Fireglow Games, has gone gold today. The game puts players in the role of a mysterious hero lost in a strange fantasy world and features a deep magic and enchantment system. Players can enjoy a single-player campaign lasting more than 30 hours, while also being able to take the game online in eight-player multiplayer matches.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 10:21 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:

'Spaceforce: Captains' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 7:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Control the fate of the galaxy in the classic-styled turn-based strategy game that invites you to explore & conquer an entirely new space, featuring several distinct forms of game play, including resource gathering, role-playing, and strategy.

'LEGO Batman' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 7:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LEGO Batman features all of the characters from the LEGO Batman construction sets, plus a few new additions. Gamers will have the ability to roam the streets of LEGO Gotham City as Batman or Robin, and even take control of the villains while manipulating gadgets and building/operating vehicles in co-op gameplay.

WiiWare Set to Launch in May

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 7:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Nintendo's WiiWare game-creation service will allow developers large and small to create new downloadable game content for sale through its Wii's Shop Channel, paving the way for smaller, more creative games to make their way to the public at lower prices.

'LostWinds' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 6:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frontier Developments, known for titles such as rollercoaster tycoon and thrillville, announced its first WiiWare title. LostWinds is an enchanting adventure that lets you control the powers of Enril the wind spirit, in order to protect Toku, a young boy who is the only one who can help you release the curse placed upon the world of Mistralis by evil Balasar.

Turbine Extends 'Lord of the Rings' MMO License to 2014

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 6:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Turbine announced that it has reached an agreement with Tolkien Enterprises to extend it’s license to develop MMORPGs based on The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien to 2014 with additional options to extend the rights until 2017.

'Jekyll & Hyde' Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 6:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

With its Treasure Island project wrapping up soon, German developer Radon Labs has already revealed its next project, an adaptation of Robert L. Stevenson's 1886 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. The story tells of a tame Dr. Jekyll by day who turns into a murderous Mr. Hyde at night. Using the Nebula gfx engine, Jekyll & Hyde will be a classic 3D point-and-click adventure that's expected at the end of 2008.

'Worms: A Space Oddity' (Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 6:13 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ's Worms: A Space Oddity is the newest iteration of the humorous turn-based strategy game, marking the franchise debut on the Wii with a fresh visual style, new environmental settings, intuitive controls and even more customization options.

World's First Brain-Controlled Video Gaming Headset

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 5:15 a.m. PST | Filed under News

During a live interactive demonstration at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Emotiv Systems revealed the Emotiv EPOC, a neuroheadset that allows players to control gameplay with their thoughts, expressions and emotions.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Condemned 2: Bloodshot'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 4:22 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

SEGA's Condemned 2: Bloodshot is a first-person action thriller immersing players in a world of psychological terror, featuring all-new fighting mechanics and online multiplayer functionality.

'Mario Kart Wii' (Wii) Gets Euro Date - 178 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 4:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Mario and all his much loved pals are planning to make a spectacular return in this definitive version of Mario Kart, providing the most action-packed, adrenaline-filled racing fun ever seen in the series. Players will have to master a host of 16 exciting new tracks in addition to 16 classic tracks from previous Mario Kart games.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 4:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ announced that Volition, Inc.’s Red Faction franchise will make its open-world, next-gen debut with Red Faction: Guerrilla. Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, this third-person open-world action-shooter will return to Mars and once again re-define the limits of destruction-based game-play.

'Wii Fit' (Wii) Coming to Europe - 56 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 3:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wii Fit uses the Wii Balance Board, included with Wii Fit, for an extensive array of fun and dynamic activities, including aerobics, yoga, muscle stretches and games. Many of these activities provide a "core" workout, a popular exercise method that emphasizes slower, controlled motions.

'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory' - v1.31 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 3:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sudden Strike 3: Arms For Victory will push the boundaries of the RTS genre with some notable interface innovations, huge troop numbers and enormous map designs that will demonstrate that size does matter.

'Turning Point: Fall of Liberty' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 3:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Fall of Liberty takes players to new battlegrounds in World War II, ones born from a changed moment in history that led to the Nazi invasion of 1950s America, delivering an explosive action experience in a world where famous real-world locations appear startlingly different under Nazi occupation.

NDS Review- El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera

by Anthony Chambers on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 3:26 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, players will join Manny and his alter-ego, El Tigre, in his quest to save Miracle City. With a crime-fighting father, White Pantera, and a super-villain Granpapi, Puma Loco, Manny is forced to choose between good and evil.

'Champions Online' Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 20, 2008 @ 12:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cryptic Studios announced Champions Online, their first ever self-developed and self-published MMORPG, based on the popular pen-and-paper Champions RPG, giving players the power of total customization of their hero experience while they explore a vast universe of richly detailed 3D environments.

'Too Human' (X360) - 16 New Screens & Trailer

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

Step into the world of Too Human, Silicon Knights' third-person epic action game. As the cybernetic god Baldur, players are thrust into the midst of an ongoing battle that threatens the existence of mankind.