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'The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return' (Wii) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 8:26 p.m. PDT | 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.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Gets Three New Master Tracks

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 8:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harmonix and MTV Games announced the latest slate of downloadable tracks available for Rock Band. Starting the week of March 12, 2008 players will be download not 3 new master tracks, Black Tide's Shockwave, Paramore's Crushcrushcrush, and Serj Tankian's Beethoven's C***.

Various Game Trailers #1291

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 7:57 p.m. PDT | 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:

  • Viking: Battle For Asgard [PS3/X360] - Intro Trailer
  • Exteel - Pinket BattleMech Trailer
  • Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds [PS3] - Trailer (2)


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

'Salvation' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 5:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Salvation is a third-person shooter game set in the near-future where the world government has staged Judgment Day, replicated Christ and Antichrist in order to kill them off and assume ultimate power. Any dissidents are killed or sent to a cybernetic virtual Hell, causing a human to suffer unbearably.

EA Sports Developing Two New Original Projects

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 5:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In an interview with New Zealand gaming blog Geekpulp EA vice president of global marketing Todd Sitrin revealed that EA Sports not only has the new Facebreaker in development but also two additional new projects, "We actually have three new original IPs in development; the only one that's been announced is FaceBreaker. We haven't done an original IP at EA Sports for several years, not since back to Freekstyle Motorcycle."

'Boom Blox' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 4:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA's Boom Blox, the first game developed in collaboration with director and producer Steven Spielberg, is 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.

'Lost Empire: Immortals' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 3:33 p.m. PDT | 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.

'The Orange Box' (ALL) Hauls in Over 100 Game Awards

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Orange Box includes Half-Life 2, Ep. One & Two, where Dr. Gordon Freeman, armed with new weaponry and vehicles, must race through a countryside riddled with an increasingly fierce Combine threat. Also included are TF2, a class-based multiplayer addition, and physics-focused puzzle game Portal.

'Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | 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 on PC will feature four brand new exclusive types of investigations.

'Mass Effect' (X360) Bring Down the Sky DLC Now on Xbox Live

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | 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).

'Tale of a Hero' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Future Games' Tale of a Hero, developed by Blender Artists, is fantasy point & click adventure with a fairy tale atmosphere, spreading dialogues, original characters, elaborate puzzle design and subtle ironic humor.

'StarCraft II' Zerg Revealed - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game.

Microsoft Lowers Xbox 360 Retail Price in Europe

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 10:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced it is lowering the estimated retail price for its Xbox 360 family of consoles in Europe. From Friday, 14th March the X360 will retail at an entry-level of £159.99 for the Arcade version, £199.99 for the standard edition, while the Xbox 360 Elite will have an ERP of £259.99.

First 'The Sims 3' Details Revealed

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We all knew it was coming, and it might be a nice break from the zillion Sims 2 expansions and iterations. While EA will presumable make the official announcement March 19, 2008, producer Ben Bell has revealed the first details ...

Brain Challenge' and 'Bliss Island' This Week's XBLA Titles - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience the first mind exercise game available on Xbox Live Arcade with Gameloft's Brain Challenge and harness the power of the wind to conquer levels in Codemasters' Bliss Island, an updated version of the popular Windows Vista puzzler. Both titles will be available on Xbox LIVE Arcade Wed., March 12 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (1:00 a.m. PDT).

Free Browser Based RPG 'Warrior Quest' (PSP/Wii/PS3/PC) Gets Update

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warrior Quest is a free browser based traditional RPG adventure, putting you in the role of a young, aspiring Battle Master. Warrior Quest’s first update adds new and improved functionality to the original game engine, the new build of the game features an optimized battle engine, and new areas to explore, adding a roster of characters to meet and interact with.

'My Weight Loss Coach' (NDS) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft Europe will publish My Weight Loss Coach, a program designed,under the guidance of both a fitness coach and a nutritionist, to focus on taking positive steps to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

'PopCap Hits Vol. 2' (PS2) Announced

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Casual games developer/publisher PopCap Games announced the imminent arrival at retail of a new PopCap Hits compilation for PS2 featuring two of the company’s best-selling puzzle and “arcade action” games, Heavy Weapon and Zuma.

'Babysitting Mania' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The multi-tasking mayhem ensues, as Majesco and Gogii Games today announced Babysitting Mania for NDS. Based on the hit PC simulation, Babysitting Mania challenges players to manage unruly kids, lists of chores and out-of-control houses without losing their cool.

'Mirror's Edge' (PS3/X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mirror's Edge, developed by EA DICE's Stockholm, is a revolutionary new take on the First Person Action Adventure category. You are part of an underground group of concerned citizens who, not relying on technology, use runners to relay messages. If you haven't yet, check our recent Mirror's Edge preview.

Monday, March 10, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 5:21 a.m. PDT | 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:

Wii Shop Channel Gets Double Dose of Classic Goodness

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added yet another 2 classic games to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: DoReMi Fantasy: Milon's DokiDoki Adventure, and Puyo Puyo 2: Tsuu.

'Speed Racer' (PSP/PS2/Wii) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Speed Racer, based on the upcoming film by the Wachowski brothers, where players will be able to take on the role of the characters from the film, getting behind the wheels of each character's signature vehicles to experience firsthand the film's high-adrenaline, combative racing style.

'Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 4:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine, based on the Iron Chef America TV program, players square off in Kitchen Stadium and battle through a series fast-paced and intense culinary challenges. Each victory advances players closer to a final showdown that will determine who will reign supreme as the next Iron Chef America.

Genius Products Gets Into Video Games, Signs 'Line Rider'

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Genius Products announced its expansion into the publishing and distribution of video games, and plans to offer a number of new game titles in 2008 across a variety of gaming genres starting with InXile's internet phenomenon adaptation of Line Rider.

'Football Manager 2008' (X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 4:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FM2008 has been updated with all transfers from the last transfer window, and retains all the depth and realism of the PC version. The X360 version also utilizes Xbox Live to have different online modes to the PC game, permitting you to challenge friends to 1-on-1 matches and even host tournaments, and is a multi-region game, so European copies will work on X360’s around the world.

'Imagination is the Only Escape' (NDS) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UK developer Luc Bernard, known for his Wiiware title Eternity's Child, is also working on another game, Imagination is the Only Escape. The adventure platformer deals with the holocaust and revolves around a young Jewish boy living in France under the Nazi occupation of WWII. In order to escape the atrocities around him, he imagines a fantasy world, in which the game is set.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Mirror's Edge'

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 10, 2008 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Mirror's Edge, developed by EA DICE's Stockholm, is a revolutionary new take on the First Person Action Adventure category. You are part of an underground group of concerned citizens who, not relying on technology, use runners to relay messages.

Former EALA Executive Teams Up With Acclaim

by Rainier on March 10, 2008 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acclaim Games announced that industry veteran Mark Skaggs, known for EALA's C&C and Lord of the Rings titles, has become the latest Advisory Board member to join David Perry's Project Top-Secret game team, and he will be contributing his time to the largest community-developed videogame project ever created.

Wii Review - 'The Spiderwick Chronicles'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on March 10, 2008 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | 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’ 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.