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'Rainbow Six Vegas 2' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 9:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 adds new gameplay features and even more stunning visuals. Players will encounter a solo campaign that uses new tactical possibilities in various locations around Sin City, co-op and adversarial modes, while providing unprecedented interaction between the solo and multiplayer experience.

Various Game Trailers #1268

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 9:28 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:

  • Lost [ALL] - Behind The Scenes Trailer
  • Crusaders: Thy Kingdom Come - Trailer #2
  • Lost Odyssey [X360] - Combat Trailer
  • House Of The Dead 2 & 3 Return [Wii] - Trailer #2
  • Ford Racing Off Road [PSP/PS2/Wii/PC] - Trailer
  • Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed [Wii] - Open World Trailer

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

'WarCraft 3: RoC' & 'TFT' - v1.21b Update Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 9:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Blizzard has released new update patches for Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos as well as The Frozen Throne. This v1.21b upgrade includes the same fixes as before (adds 2 new maps, tweaks to older maps and the usual exploit, bug and crash fixes) but also removes the CD check.

'Major League Baseball 2K8' (ALL) - 45 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 6:44 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.

'Guitar Hero IV' Coming Later This Year?

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 6:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Late January at the Marché international de l'édition musicale trade fair, Activision selected 20 tracks, out of 200 submissions, to be featured on Guitar Hero IV. Music label Albert Productions' UK boss James Cassidy was so excited he issued a press release spilling the beans that British band The Answer's 'Never Too Late' was selected as one of the titles for the next Guitar Hero installment, "This is a tremendous honour and privilege for both The Answer and the Alberts label. With a new album due later this year we look forward to taking the band to a whole new level of international success."

'Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds' (PS3) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 2:20 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Showcasing high definition graphics along with new, more accurate golf physics, Hot Shots Golf 5 offers up a new level of immersion to the franchise’s signature over-the-top visuals and pick up and play action.

'Age of Conan' (ALL) Community Half Million Strong

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 2:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an online action RPG, mixing a story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game bringing forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan. Over 500,000 gamers from all over the world are now part of the AoC community by either signing up for the beta or joining the ‘Clan of Conan’ official fan club.

SouthPeak Brings 'Imperium Romanum' to North America - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 11:30 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.

'Drawn to Life' (NDS) Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 11:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Originally an NDS exclusive, Drawn to Life takes players to the next level of interaction and creativity. Your exact drawings populate the game, and no tedious animating or image manipulation is necessary. In other words, your drawing comes to life! During the THQ conf. call a few days ago CEO Brian Farrell stated that it is so happy with the Drawn to Life sales, a Wii version is planned.

'Mass Effect' (X360) Downloadable Content Coming in March - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 9:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

BioWare's Mass Effect is a sci-fi action-RPG that will deliver an immersive story driven gameplay experience with stunning visual fidelity. The Bring Down the Sky DLC adds a new uncharted world that introduces the alien race of the Batarians, and a new Achievement (50 points).

'Assassin's Creed' Gets Exclusive Bonus Content

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 9:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, you play the role of Altair, an Assassin intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict and throw the environment into chaos and shape events during this pivotal moment in history. Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition will feature four brand new exclusive types of investigations, only on PC.

'Viking: Battle For Asgard' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 9:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA's Viking: Battle For Asgard, developed by The Creative Assembly, is a hack'n slasher where you, as Skarin, a new iconic gaming hero, get to experience the violent yet spectacular world of the Vikings and their gods.

'City Life 2008 Edition' Imports Satellite Maps

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

City Life 2008 Edition features 60 more buildings, bringing the total to 360, including famous structures such as St. Paul Cathedral, Royal Opera, etc. New scenarios, 10 new maps and an updated version of the editor allow you to import satellite maps, as well as import from applications such as World-Machine, or GeoControl.

'Arctic Stud Poker Run' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 9:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Arctic Stud Poker Run is a decidedly irreverent, over-the-top reinvention of real-life cross-country "poker runs" in which players race from place to place picking up playing cards in an effort to assemble a winning hand.

'God of War: Chains of Olympus' (PSP) - 75 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 8:06 a.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.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 7:51 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:

'Boom Blox' (Wii) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 6:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EA announced Boom Blox, the first game developed in collaboration with director and producer Steven Spielberg, a high-energy game features over three hundred levels, a variety of activities, a cast of over thirty wacky characters, and an easy-to-use in-game editor that allows players to express their creativity.

Factor 5 Developing New Multiplatform Title

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 6:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

German based artificial intelligence developer xaitment announced that it will begin work with Factor 5, known for the recent PS3 exclusive Lair, for the implementation of its AI system in the developer's yet-to-be-announced multi-platform title.

'Zeno Clash' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 6:05 a.m. PST | Filed under News

ACE Team's Zeno Clash, powered by Valve's Source Engine, is an action game with a strong focus on melee combat set in a punk fantasy world with the beautiful environments, where you will encounter incredible challenges.

'This is Vegas' (PS3/X360/PC) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 5:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed yesterday 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.

'Wild Earth: African Safari' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 5:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Wild Earth: African Safari is a spectacular safari adventure set in Africa's Serengeti National Park where players can take award-winning photos of the continent's exotic wild life.

'Street Fighter IV' (PS3/X360/PC) New Fighters Revealed

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 5:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Street Fighter IV promises to deliver an extraordinary experience that will re-introduce the world to the time-honored art of virtual martial arts. So far only Ken, Ryu and Crimson Viper have been confirmed, but Japanese magazine Famitsu has revealed, ahead of Friday's official announcement, that the additional characters are: Blanka, Chun-Li, Dhalsim, Eddie, Guile and Honda.

PS2 Preview - 'Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 4:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Mana Khemia is a campus sim style RPG, where you can interact with classmates and professors to complete academic quests. You play as Vayne Aurelius, a novice alchemist who was invited to attend Al Revis Academy At the academy Vayne will meet human and not so human alchemists, and together you will solve the mysteries of alchemy.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2008' (Wii) Gets Unique Controls - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 4:48 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Konami soccer franchise Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 makes its debut on the Wii, and has been redesigned to make incredible use of the motion-sensitive nature of the Wii’s control system.

Artificial Studios Merges With Ignition Entertainment

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 4:45 a.m. PST | Filed under News

According to an article in the Gainesville Sun, Florida-based developer Artificial Studios, known for Monster Madness and the free AGEIA PhysX-based FPS CellFactor, has merged with UK-based Ignition Entertainment. Prior to the merger, Artificial Studios was already working on an action game for next-generation systems (thanks Firingsquad). Southpeak Interactive's PS3 version of Monster Madness is under development at Psyonix Studios.

'Dracula: Origin' - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 4:19 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Frogwares' Dracula: Origin is a gothic adventure game, where you, as Professor Van Helsing, are devoted to the elimination of Dracula. Preventing Dracula from finding and using the antediluvian manuscript; you must help everyone who crossed paths with the count and refused to serve him.

Wii Review - 'Code Lyoko: Quest for Infinity'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 4:04 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Code Lyoko, based on the fourth season of the popular animated high-tech action-adventure series, is an intuitive and innovative blend of adventure, combat, platform and racing type of game play utilizing the features of the Wii controller.

NCsoft Brings Back Double XP Weekend

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 4:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCsoft is bringing back one of the most popular in-game events that City of Heroes and City of Villains has ever seen: The Double XP Weekend. For an entire weekend (Feb. 8 to Feb. 10), Hero and Villain characters will receive double the XP, Prestige, Influence, and Infamy when they take on adventures and battle crime or cause mayhem.

dtp Signs Publishing Agreement With 49Games

by Rainier on Feb. 6, 2008 @ 4:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

German based publisher dtp entertainment and Hamburg development studio 49Games announced their cooperation today, where dtp will be responsible for the worldwide publishing, marketing, and distribution of one of the upcoming game productions by 49Games.