'Army of Two' (PS3/X360) Co-op Feature Region-Locked

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Army of Two will throw gamers into hot spots ripped from current-day headlines where they will utilize unique TWO man strategies and tactics while seamlessly transitioning between playing with AI and a live player. The European manual mentions that the game is not cross-region compatible, which EA confirmed today. Since Army of Two uses peer-to-peer and no server connectivity, that choice was made to maintain perfect synchronization in the animations and prevent a bad co-op experience.

Various Game Trailers #1292

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 6:42 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:

  • Dead Space [PS3/X360/PC] - Developer Diary #1
  • Supreme Commander [X360/PC] - History of the Universe Trailer
  • So Blonde - German Trailer #2


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

'Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Civilization Revolution will deliver revolutionary features like real-time interaction between leaders, multi-player capabilities and integrated video and voice chat, which completely transports the Civilization series to a level of gameplay that fans have never experienced before.

'Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties' - v1.01 Patch Notes

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 4:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties is AoE 3's the second expansion pack, engaging gamers of all ages and types n epic warfare in the Eastern world, and leading Japanese, Chinese and Indian civilizations to expand their empires. Ensemble Studios' is working on the first patch, there are no critical technical issues, so it will mainly add balance tweaks.

'Target: Terror' (Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 4:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on 2006's arcade game Target: Terror Gold, Konami announced that Target: Terror is currently under development for the Wii, and will be compatible with Wii Zapper, featuring fast-paced run 'n' gun action, dual wielding and fun mini-games

'Carnival Games' Coming to NDS, Wii Gets 'Mini-Golf'

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Carnival Games: Mini-Golf is home to larger-than-life, theme park style miniature golf courses. Whether back in time to the land of dinosaurs, keeping order in the Wild West or searching for treasure on an island full of pirates, the game combines traditional miniature golf fare with action-oriented game play.

'NBA Ballers: Chosen One' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 2:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games' NBA Ballers: Chosen One marks the return if fast-paced one-on-one and two-on-two action as players can select from more than 65 NBA superstars to be the next "Chosen One".

Take-Two Q1 2008 Financial Results Delays 'Borderlands', Confirms 'BioShock 2'

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 1:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two's Q1 2008 financial result reveals net revenue down and an increase in net loss, but most importantly, 2K Games confirmed BioShock 2 is being developed by 2K Marin and is planned for release in the Q4 of fiscal 2009 (Aug.-Oct. 2009), the same time frame set for Mafia II. Borderlands, however, has been delayed until Nov. 2008 at the earliest, in order to give Gearbox additional development time, as well as Midnight Club: Los Angeles.

'R-Type Command' (PSP) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus' R-Type Command, known in Japan as R-Type Tactics, is a deviation from the usual shoot 'em up genre into the tactical/RPG genre, giving fans of the franchise a chance to see all the units and enemies up close and personal, in 3D, while also adding 2 player versus mode.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' (ALL) Multiplayer Demo Delayed

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 11:28 a.m. PDT | 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. A Frontlines multiplayer demo was scheduled for March 11th, but Kaos Studios has decided to delay the release in order to focus on fixing the issues/bugs with the retail game.

'Guilty Gear 2: Overture' (X360) Facts, Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guilty Gear 2 Overture, developed by Arc System Works, is the newest installment in the Guilty Gear franchise, deviating from the series beat'm up norm by not calling it GG X, as well as by adding RTS elements where you need resources to gather your army and destroy the enemy's base.

Hardcore Gamers Spend Most Money on Non-Gaming Items

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to The NPD Group video game industry retail revenue tripled in growth in 2007; while consumer spending on music fell 10% and DVD revenues flattened. Even though growth was centered on gaming last year, core gamers -- those who played video games daily or several times each week -- still spent most of their entertainment budgets on non-gaming entertainment.

'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' (PS3) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Elebits 2' (NDS) Revealed

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 10:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mysterious and tiny creatures, the titular Elebits have been the source of the world's power for the past 10,000 years. While humans and Elebits have always lived in harmony, these friendly beings love to cause trouble, and it's up to players to track them down and put an end to their mischief. According to a Gamefly product page Konami is working on Elebits 2, but only for NDS.

'SEGA Superstars Tennis' (ALL) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA Superstars Tennis is a game that brings together some of the most treasured and well known characters from the SEGA universe, in some of the most unusual courts and outrageous settings ever imagined.

'Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements' (X360) Gets Downloadable Content

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Dark Messiah of Might and Magic: Elements, players will be introduced to the dark and unforgiving world of Ashan, scarred by a bloody history and threatened by the apocalyptic prophecy of the Dark Messiah. Ubisoft has released exclusive maps, classes (Paladin and Warlock) and weapons (bows, swords, and staffs), available on XBL Marketplace for 400 MS points.

'Sphere 2 Arena' Beta Test Sign-ups - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sphere 2 Arena is an MMORPG based on the opposition of two races, vampires and humans. The game universe includes numerous areas where players will encounter both fantasy monsters and technological golems, the heritage of ancient civilizations.

'Novastrike' (PS3) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hardened shooter veterans will find a wealth of options in their arsenal in Tiki Games' Novastrike, a sci-fi war zone that pits players against an onslaught by the world-conquering Draelus. From the cockpit of their experimental Scythe fighter, able pilots will utilize free-roaming flight and multiple weapon variations to combat an armada of alien forces in the air and on land.

JoWooD And Piranha Bytes Resolve Issues, Kiss and Make Up

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Austrian publisher JoWooD and German development studio Piranha Bytes (Pluto 13) announced the accommodation of all differences and disagreements of the past months, both companies continue to work on their respective projects without excluding further cooperation in potential future projects.

'Goin' Downtown' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'Galactic Command: Echo Squad SE' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Command: Echo Squad SE puts the player in the cockpit of an Echo fighter, where they'll lead the Galactic Command squadron in massive scale aerial and space combat engagement.

'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) Developer Diary #1

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 5:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alone in the Dark returns with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through combining the use of real-time physics and environmental interaction to deliver an exhilarating action-orientated experience within a highly detailed, open environment. Eden Games' Lead Designer Hervé Sliwa tells us more about the development process ...

'StarCraft II' - 18 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 5:14 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.

PC Preview - 'Overclocked'

by Alan Butterworth on March 11, 2008 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Overclocked, developed by House of Tales team, known for The Moment of Silence, is a psychological thriller which uses many technical innovations and a surprising narrative approach to form an eerily real gaming experience.

'Alpha Protocol' (PS3/X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The April issue of GameInformer reveals that Obsidian is not only working on the Aliens RPG for SEGA, but also another 3rd person action/RPG. Scheduled for spring 2009 Alpha Protocol is a modern day espionage focused action/RPG that takes you on a suspenseful ride in the vein of James Bond, Jack Bauer, and Jason Bourne. You are rookie agent Michael Thorton working your way up the ranks to become a bona-fide super spy. A mix between Mass Effect/Uncharted (battle system,) and Fallout's skill system.

'Kung Fu Panda' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 4:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on Dreamworks' upcoming CG-animated comedy about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, Po (voiced by Jack Black), who must somehow become a Kung Fu Master in order to save the Valley of Peace from a villainous snow leopard, Tai Lung.

NDS Review - 'Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney'

by Nathan Grayson on March 11, 2008 @ 4:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The fourth title in the Ace Attorney series, but the first developed specifically for NDS, features all new characters, including new defense attorney Apollo Justice. This new chapter will drop players into the shoes of Apollo Justice, where they'll make use of his uncanny ability to uncover witnesses’ lies by studying their body language.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 4:05 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:

'Gran Turismo 5 Prologue' (PS3) Gets Euro Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be available for download and on Blu-ray, sporting improved AI, and for the first time include multiplayer up to 16 cars, with integrated with online features, such as a profile editor and an online event calendar. Almost a month ahead of the US release, GT 5 Prologue will launch in Europe on March 26, 2008.

'Panzer Command: Kharkov' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Panzer Command: Kharkov is a 3D tactical game in which players control a core force of vehicles and squads while battling through individual scenarios and historical campaigns as well as new random battles and campaigns across the Eastern Front of WWII.

'Condemned 2: Bloodshot' (PS3) Gets Delayed A Week

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 12:19 a.m. PDT | 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. While the X360 version will ship today, the PS3 edition faced duplication issues and has been pushed back a week.

'The Witcher' - v1.2a Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher is an action RPG, combining features of such games as Dungeon Siege, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Gothic and Neverwinter Nights, incorporating a simple-yet-interesting game system, along with a complex plot and attractive 3D graphics.

'Alarm for Cobra 11: Crash Time' (X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 11, 2008 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Daring stunts, spectacular crashes, thrilling criminal cases: All fans of the racing genre will easily fall in love with the newest game originating from the original RTL TV-Show "Alarm for Cobra 11." The Xbox 360 version of Alarm for Cobra 11: Crash Time will get four exclusive new trucks that are not in the PC edition.