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'Street Fighter IV' (PS3/X360/PC) - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 7:30 p.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.

Exclusive TV Content And New Movies Coming to Xbox Live in March

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 7:21 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Not only will U.S. Xbox Live members have access to great HD content in March, but they will also be able to download content exclusive to Xbox Live, including a free episode of Comedy Central's Lewis Black: Root of All Evil, which will available to all Xbox Live members from March 13- March 20.

'Yakuza 3' (PS3) - 62 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 7:12 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Yakuza 3 will no longer be set in modern days, but in 1605, during the Edo period. Yakuza 3 will sport 4 fighting styles, hand-to-hand combat, one or two katanas, or wielding a huge sword. It's currently scheduled for a March 6, 2008 release in Japan.

Various Game Trailers #1284

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 6:42 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:

  • Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer [NDS] - Trailer #2
  • SBK-08 Superbike World Championship [ALL] - Trailer
  • The Lost Crown: A Ghosthunting Adventure - Trailer #2
  • Bionic Commando Rearmed [ALL] - Challenge Rooms Trailer
  • Speed Racer [PSP/PS2/Wii] - Trailer #2
  • Army of Two [PS3/X360] - Cash Trailer

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

'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' (PS3) Coming June 12th, 2008!

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 3:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

MGS4: Guns of the Patriots is set in a war-torn future where huge conglomerates, including those in the Middle East and South America, fight for supremacy using armies of hand-picked mercenaries. Konami has released a boatload of info, including its release date, pre-order program and Metal Gear Online starter pack details.

'Wild ARMs XF' (PSP) Gets Official Release Date - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 3:38 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Wild ARMs XF, pronounced Crossfire, is a fantasy turn-based strategy/RPG that will test your reflexes by having you react within seconds depending on what enemy you will be facing next.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 3:09 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Spellborn, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, it uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine.

PlayStation Store Gets Trailers, 'Rock Band' And 'Guitar Hero III' Tracks

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 2:59 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with three NIN tracks (March of the Pigs, The Collector, and The Perfect Drug) for Rock Band ($1.99/5.49 track/pack) and fixes for a few previously released tracks. Guitar Hero III fans can download the No Doubt Track Pack ($6.25), and apart from that only a PAIN: Scurv Dogg Character ($0.99) and game/movie trailers.

'Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm' (X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 2:48 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Happy Tree Friends, based on the cult-classic cartoon by Mondo Media, is a bright, colorful, and immensely bloody platformer where gamers have to save their friends, including popular favorites Lumpy, Nutty, and Handy, from inevitably gory deaths.

'Universal Combat: Special/Collector's Edition' - Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 2:40 p.m. PST | Filed under News

UCSE includes new and improved technologies from all previous Battlecruiser / Universal Combat titles as well as various other enhancements and content. 3000AD has released new patches for the Collector's Edition (v1.00.05) and the Special Edition (v1.00.04) fixing issues with hotspots, and some multiplayer client problem.

'Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz ' (PS2) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 1:46 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz allows up to eight players to take part in an interactive quiz show experience featuring 5,000 questions based on Hollywood trivia, incorporating new and improved round types including Rollover, Fact or Fiction and Hollywood Stars, as well as hundreds of celebrity images and movie clips.

Game Developer Conference Breaks Attendance Record

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 1:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The 2008 Game Developers Conference hosted more than 18,000 game industry professionals with over 400 sessions, a robust expo and career pavilion featuring more than 300 exhibitors and sponsors, and numerous networking events.

'Wii Fit' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 1:38 p.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.

'SingStar' (PS3) Songstore to Get 67 New Songs

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 1:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SingStar on PS3 is packed with new features, for the first time ever it will let you personalize your play lists by downloading the songs of your choice – so you can sing along to what you want, when you want it. While not out yet in the US, European karaoke fans can expect a whopping 67 new songs by March 7.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV. While details on the game are still slim, we now know that the franchise returns to New York situated around the mysterious protagonist Nikolai.

100K 'Sins of a Solar Empire' Units Sold In Less Than 1 Month

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 11:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sins of a Solar Empire, the first chapter in an epic science fiction saga, is a real-time space strategy title unfolding the fate of three unique factions. Stardock and Ironclad’s 4X/RTS game has now passed 100,000 copies sold since its Feb. 4 release.

'Hard to be a God' Mixing Game Genres

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 10:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hard To Be A God combines the science fiction and medieval fantasy genres with a mix of ‘hack & slash’ and RPG gameplay. Be prepared for horseback jousting and sword fighting in an ancient time, as a secret agent from the distant future.

'Pirates: Duels on the High Seas' (NDS) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 10:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Steel yourself to face foes that no captain has ever bested before, in this perilous adventure of the enchanted worlds. Collect weapons, pick up crewmen, amass great riches and explore un-chartered seas. Learn the secrets of dozens of enemies as you cast off and set sail on a daring voyage of adventure and battle.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' (ALL) v1.01 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 9:52 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.

'Battlestations: Pacific' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 9:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Eidos' Battlestations: Pacific features a massive U.S. and Japanese single player campaign that offers a unique blend of action and strategy. Players must plan their moves carefully on huge open-world arenas and fight in the air, above sea and underwater to relive some of the most hard-fought battles in WWII history.

'Major League Baseball 2K8' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 9:22 a.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.

'Mount & Blade' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 9:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive has signed Mount & Blade, a single-player, third- or first-person action/role-playing game with a focus on medieval combat. A new beta demo is also available...

'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock' (PS3/X360) Gets No Doubt Tracks

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 9:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision has rolled out three new track for GH III. Fans will now be able to shred to hits from No Doubt's renowned album Tragic Kingdom, "Don't Speak," "Excuse Me Mr.," and "Sunday Morning."

'WWII Battle Tanks: T-34 vs. Tiger' Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 9:08 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive's simulation game WWII Battle Tanks: T-34 vs Tiger, developed by G5, is a realistic WW2 Tank simulation game allowing players to experience the power of some of the most advanced weaponry of its time and battle the enemy head on during some of the most critical campaigns of WW2.

Thursday, February 28, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 9:04 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:

  • The Sims 2 FreeTime (PC)

  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'UEFA EURO 2008' (PSP/PS2/PS3/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 7:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Take on the challenge of leading one of over 50 European national teams and play as your favorite country from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the European Soccer Championship tournament with UEFA EURO 2008.

'Lost Empire: Immortals' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 6:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's 4X strategy game Lost Empire: Immortals is set in space featuring six playable races, each with their own compelling storyline who battle for domination of a vast empire.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Street Fighter IV'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 6:03 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

Battlefield: Bad Company' (PS3/X360) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 6:02 a.m. PST | Filed under News

'Built from the ground-up for next-generation consoles using Digital Illusions' bleeding-edge Frostbite game engine, Battlefield: Bad Company drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge.

Iron Lore Entertainment is No More...

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 5:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Titan Quest developer Iron Lore, just finished Dawn of War: Soulstorm, announced that as of last week, it has ceased active game development. Several unrelated events resulted in Iron Lore being unable to secure funding for its next project.

'The Bourne Conspiracy' (PS3/X360) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 4:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy is a third-person espionage action game where players move from fistfights to firefights to experience sequences that, unlike any other game, seamlessly blend Bourne's signature hand-to-hand combat with intense shooting and the ability to escape and evade deadly situations.

'Gladius 2' In The Works?

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 4:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Released on the last-generation consoles back in 2003, LucasArts' action RPG Gladius received a pretty warm welcome when released. Nothing has been heard of the franchise since, but San Francisco-based designer James Zhang may have inadvertently leaked that a sequel could be in development. Credited on various Star Wars/LucasArts titles, his current project list includes "Gladius 2," and according to RipTen, several Gladius2/Kotor3 images were embedded, but quickly taken down.

'Silent Hill 5' (PS3/X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 4:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silent Hill 5 is a psychological horror game thrusting players into a shadowy world of chaos and terror with atmospheric HD graphics, an all-new iconic and chilling soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka, and an original storyline that sheds new light on the desolate, fog-shrouded town of Silent Hill.

X360/PC Preview - 'White Gold: War in Paradise'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 3:24 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

White Gold: War in Paradise explores the shadowy background of modern low intensity conflicts, where the newest weapons often do battle with the antics of witchdoctors. An FPS with a handful of RPG elements thrown in for a good measure, White Gold offers a rich scenario in addition to the non-stop action.

'Saga' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 3:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Saga is a new MMORTS game, bringing persistency to RTS gaming. You build cities and armies to defend and manage a persistent online kingdom in a persistent fantasy world.

'Wii Fit' (Wii) Gets European Price Tag

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 3:10 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.

'Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit' (PS3/X360) - 6 Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 3:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit is Namco Bandai's next title in the DBZ franchise. Burst Limit will be similar to the DBZ: Budokai Tenkaichi series (published by Atari in Europe and North America) and have online multiplayer, be cut-scene driven and support 16/9.

'The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return' (Wii) Gets Exclusive Extreme Mode - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 2:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In The House of the Dead you will defy the undead with shotgun (Wii Zapper compatible) in hand as you explore a post-apocalyptic wasteland of unrelenting terror featuring beautifully rendered gore, six game modes (Time Attack, Arcade, etc.), co-op, and a wide variety of branching paths.

NDS Review - 'Jenga: World Tour'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 2:34 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Jenga is based on the world famous wooden block tower building game and offers unpredictable, quick-paced, tactical play that combines suspense and risk-taking.

FIFA Interactive World Cup 2008 Looking For Best Virtual Soccer Player

by Rainier on Feb. 28, 2008 @ 2:34 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The search for the best virtual soccer player in North America will take place this week as the only live qualifying event of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2008, showcasing 128 of the best interactive soccer players competing for one of 32 berths in the FIWC Grand Final in Berlin.