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D3Publisher Developing 'Puzzle Quest' (ALL) Sequel

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 7:44 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In an statement announcing that Vivendi’s UK Managing Director and Vice President of Europe Adam Roberts has joined D3Publisher of Europe as Managing Director it was revealed (which we can confirm) that D3P is developing a sequel to last year's Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, a genre-bending style of gameplay rooted in a classic puzzle gameboard setting that incorporates role-playing and strategy elements, multiplayer gameplay modes and an engaging storyline.

Various Game Trailers #1270

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 7:36 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:

  • Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath [X360/PC] - Mechapede Trailer
  • Condemned 2: Bloodshot [PS3/X360] - Trailer (2)
  • Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds [PS3] - Trailer
  • Turning Point: Fall of Liberty [PS3/X360/PC] - The Style Trailer

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

'Dragon Quest Swords' (Wii) Being Released Ahead of Schedule

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 5:36 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors is an action-packed Virtual Experience where the player becomes the hero of the story using the Wiimote to control their legendary sword, and fight off horde after horde of monsters. Originally scheduled for Feb. 26, Square Enix informed us it has moved yup a week to Feb. 19, 2008.

'Jumper: Griffin's Story' (PS2/Wii/X360) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 5:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Brash Entertainment's Jumper is a 3rd person action fighting game based on 20th Century Fox's upcoming sci-fi action/thriller starring Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity).

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' - v1.05 Patches Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 5:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

GRAW is a tactical squad based shooter featuring changing climate, improved AI, an advanced Cross-Com system, air strikes from jet fighters, new weapons and a new soldier class, the Medic. After a long period of silence Ubisoft will release a new patch next week WEdnesday, adding 2 new weapons, fixes and 5 updated singleplayer maps for multiplayer purposes.

Strategy First Brings 'Jack Keane' to North America

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 5:04 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Jack Keane, developed by Deck 13, is a classical adventure game with their rich story-telling and fun gameplay. As the player you guide hero Jack Keane as he faces some of his toughest challenges yet.

'Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit' (PS3/X360) - 90 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 5:02 p.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.

hell-tech Signs 'The Abbey' And 'A Vampyre Story'

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 4:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Greek publisher hell-tech announced that it has signed a publishing agreement with Crimson Cow for two adventure titles, A Vampyre Story, developed by Autumn Moon Entertainment, and The Abbey, developed by Alcachofa Soft.

'Code Lyoko: Quest for Infinity' (NDS/Wii) Also Coming to PSP/PS2

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 2:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

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 .

'WorldShift' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 1:57 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Black Sea Studios, known for Knights of Honor, announced WorldShift, a next-generation, cyber-fantasy RTS game set in a dark future of Earth, where today's civilization is only a fading mysterious legend.

One Million 'Left Behind: Eternal Forces' Games Almost For Free

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 1:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Left Behind: Eternal Forces will put players in command of the apocalyptic battles raging in the streets of New York City between the angelic Tribulation Forces and the demonic Global Community Peacekeepers during the End of Days. Left Behind Games has launched its One Million Game FREE Giveaway marketing program, giving a free copy (however you have to pay shipping and "processing fee") to the first million responders.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) - 11 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 12:04 p.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.

'Terrorist Takedown 2' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 11:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The war on terror is raging. Violence is escalating. Time and again, civilians are being kidnapped for ransom. Despite earlier assertions, the government takes up negotiations to free the hostages. At the same time, they also send a special unit of the US Navy Seals just in case the negotiations take a little too long....

'LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 11:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Videogame is a tongue-in-cheek take on the first three cinematic adventures of pop culture’s most iconic archaeologist, including Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

'Discs of Tron' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade Next Week

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 11:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Discs of Tron, players face off in a three-dimensional arena against the film’s villain, Sark, as they throw discs to try to knock him off of a platform or “derezz” him with a disc while he counters. The game, which includes both classic and enhanced modes, gets increasingly more difficult as players progress.

'Rainbow Six Vegas 2' (ALL) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 11:25 a.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.

'Shadowgrounds Survivor' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 10:47 a.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.

'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King' - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 10:27 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WoW: Wrath of the Lich King will open the forbidding wasteland of Northrend to exploration by the hardiest adventurers. New levels of power, challenging new dungeons and encounters, an exciting new character profession, and the game’s first hero class are just some of the new features awaiting players in Wrath of the Lich King.

'Project Gotham Racing 4' (X360) Downloadable Content Coming Feb. 14

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

PGR 4 tries to create an emotionally-charged racing experience, where players become attached to their careers, profiles and vehicles. Drivers will be rewarded with a growing fanbase that’ll cheer them on, react to their every move and support them through victory. Two downloadable packs will be available Feb. 14, one free (7 achievement, 1 car, 2 new game modes) while the premium content (400 point) will feature 10 achievement, 7 new cars, 3 new bikes, and 3 new modes.

'Condemned 2: Bloodshot' (ALL) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 9:53 a.m. PST | Filed under News

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.

'Supreme Ruler 2020' Developer Diary #1

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Supreme Ruler 2020 is a strategic and tactical geo-political game where direct control of the military and the policies of a nation becomes the key to survival. This first developer diary gives us a background story on developer BattleGoat Studios.

'Ninja Reflex' (NDS/Wii) - 7 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 9:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Ninja Reflex uses a series of martial arts challenges to test gamers’ reflexes and measure their reaction times with millisecond precision. Players can also compete for ninja supremacy against their friends in fierce multiplayer battles with up to four players.

Malaysian Authorities Shut Down Pirate Game Lab

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 9:30 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Malaysian Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs’ (MDTCA) raided an illegal pirate game duplication lab in the southern Malaysian city of Johor Bahru earlier this week, resulting in the arrest of seven individuals and confiscation of thousands of pirated computer and video games.

'Europa Universalis: Rome' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 9:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

EU: Rome will cover the time period from the first Punic War to the start of the true Empire. Players will have thousand of gameplay choices ranging from country, culture, provincial and character options etc., making each and every game infinitely customizable and unique.

Splash Damage Recruiting for New Multiplatform Title

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Splash Damage, known for Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars, plans to double the size of its London-based studio, and is currently seeking to fill key positions for its next project – an unannounced multiplatform title - with vacancies in core roles such as art, programming, and design.

PS3 Preview - 'Lost Planet: Extreme Condition'

by Thomas Wilde on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 3:51 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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.

'Goin' Downtown' - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 3:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Goin' Downtown, using Silver Style's Toon shading technology, takes you to a futuristic metropolis to take up the challenge of an exciting point-and-click adventure. You are the charismatic hero Jake, who earns his living as a mediocre and frustrated cop in the year 2072.

11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards Winners Announced

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 3:31 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences inducts Mike Morhaime into the Hall of Fame and bestows Lifetime Achievement Award upon Ken Kutaragi, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, BioShock and The Orange Box each picked up four statues during the awards ceremony.

'Dr. Reiner Knizia's Brainbenders' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 2:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Developed by Razorback Developments, game designer Dr Reiner Knizia is an expert in algorithmically generated logic problems and has over 300 board games and books to his name. Now he has created a collection of ingenious challenges for all the family.

'Tomb Raider Underworld' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 2:00 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crystal Dynamics has made Tomb Raider Underworld more realistic with fluid movements due to motion capturing. Set a few years after the last game, it also features persistent destruction and lush locales across the globe. Lara gets muddy in the game, but with the weather system, rain will wash it away.

NDS Review - 'Tony Hawk's Proving Ground'

by Nathan Grayson on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 1:57 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

For the first time you will have the freedom to define your own character, story and style based on the choices you make, the paths you choose and the style of skating you use on the proving grounds from Philadelphia and Baltimore to Washington, D.C.

'Stargate Worlds' - New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 1:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Stargate Worlds, an MMORPG use Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 technology, provides players with a form of ranged combat unique to MMORPG that will take full advantage of modern and science fiction weaponry, cover, and terrain.

PlayStation Store Updated With Downloadable Games, DLCs, Demo and Videos

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 1:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Go! Sports Skydiving ($4.99) skydiving simulation game, the classic PSOne game Crash Bandicoot: WARPED ($5.99) for PS3/PSP, a free MotorStorm Chinese New Year Skin, new Rock Band content (Calling Dr. Love – Kiss, We Care a Lot - Faith No More, and Roam - B-52s, $1.99 each). A multiplayer demo for Capcom's Lost Planet, as well as various game/movie trailers, PS3 themes and wallpapers.

'Monster Hunter Freedom 2nd G' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 12:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Currently scheduled for release in Japan on March 13, 2008, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, known in Europe/North America as Monster Hunter Freedom, is an expansion for Capcom's multiplayer RPG, adding new equipment, monsters, and missions.

Valve's Profit Grows As Steam Surpasses 15 Million Accounts

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 12:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Valve today announced that its digital delivery platform Steam has surpassed 15 million accounts and realized year-over-year sales growth of 158% through the holiday season.

'Hornet Leader PC' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 12:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Hornet Leader PC allows gamers to take to the skies and experience the tactical thrill of commanding some of the most elite aircraft in the world in historical/plausible missions with fantastically realistic equipment and enemies. This new demo includes the same Syrian air skirmish as the original demo but brought up to date with the latest 1.02 update code.

'Euro Truck Simulator' - 29 New Screens

by Rainier on Feb. 8, 2008 @ 12:33 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Euro Truck Simulator is a truck simulation game where you can drive across a realistic depiction of continental Europe, visiting its beautiful cities, from Rome to Berlin to Madrid to Prague, picking up a variety of cargo, and delivering them on time!