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Gamecock's 2008 EIEIO Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Judy on March 12, 2008 @ 7:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Gamecock's EIEIO 2008 lineup:

Various Game Trailers #1293

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 6:31 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:

  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 [ALL] - Night Vision Trailer
  • Viking: Battle For Asgard [PS3/X360] - Trailer (2)
  • Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys! [NDS] - Trailer #3


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

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Creation of Shorath Mesa - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 5:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices, powered by the Unreal 2.5 Engine, with an FPS inspired combat system, which is skill based and commands full manual targeting. Spellborn's Frank Bakker tells us more about the creation of the Shorath Mesa area.

'Crazy Machines 2' Coming to North America

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 5:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Create your own daring experiments with Crazy Machines 2! How will a toaster handle two whoopie cushions? How to watch TV with a steam engine? Build up insane chain reactions and pray that everything works or explodes with a big bang.

'Wonder World Amusement Park' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco's Wonder World Amusement Park, developed by Coyote Console, brings to life a fully 3D world of games, rides and prizes across multiple themed areas that players can explore with personalized avatars.

'Guitar Hero' (ALL) Infringes on Patent, Says Gibson

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After three years, Gibson, one of the exclusive partners of Activision's Guitar Hero franchise, claims the game infringes on one of its patents and has notified Activision. In 1999, Gibson filed a patent for technology simulating a live performance using a musical instrument, a 3D headset with stereo speakers, and a pre-recorded concert. Not wanting to sit by idly, Activision has filed a lawsuit asking the U.S. District Court for California to declare Gibson's patent invalid and to bar it from seeking damages.

'Sins of a Solar Empire' - v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 2:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sins of a Solar Empire is a real-time space strategy title under development at Ironclad Games. Unfolding the fate of three unique factions, Sins of a Solar Empire is the first chapter in an epic science fiction saga. The v1.03 patch adds fixes and tweaks.

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

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT | 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.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl' - v1.0006 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. provides players with dynamic gameplay of fast and tough combats, where you face intelligent enemies, wield a diversity of weapons, control machinery, in a team based story-driven single player game, and multiplayer with numerous modes.

'Assault Heroes 2' (X360) Announced

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Re-imagined for an even more intense arcade shooter experience, the Assault Heroes 2 game expands its horizons into outer space. New features include hi-jackable enemy vehicles, many more levels and an enhanced co-operative gameplay mode.

'Rondo of Swords' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 1:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rondo of Swords is a fantasy strategy RPG combining an epic narrative, a branching story and multiple endings, with an innovative combat mechanic that uses the DS touch screen and forces you to add even more strategy and planning to your attacks.

Atari Bringing its Portfolio to Steam

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari and Valve announced an agreement to bring a variety of PC games from the Atari catalog to Steam, starting with Act of War (and expansion), ArmA: Combat Operations, Death to Spies, Indigo Prophecy, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 and plenty more ...

'MotorStorm 2' (PS3) Announced - Trailer

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA officially revealed Motorstorm 2, featuring 16 new multi-route tracks, head-to-head online for up to 16 players, and 4-player split-screen mode. MotorStorm 2 is moving from the rugged desert to a lush Pacific island with all of the vehicles familiar of the first game (ATVs, rally cars, buggies, motorbikes, race trucks, etc.), while adding a new monster truck class.

'Samurai Warriors 2: Xtreme Legends' (PS2/X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set after the collapse of Japan's Ashikaga Shogunate, SW 2 chronicles the civil wars that consumed feudal Japan and the events that lead to the country's unification. While Samurai Warriors 2: XL is a standalone expansion on PS2, the extra content (missions & playable characters) will also be downloadable on Xbox Live for owners of the original.

'Commando 3' (ALL) Now Known As 'Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3' - Trailer

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 11:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lock and Load! Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 takes the no-holds-barred arcade spirit of its predecessors and crafts an all-new furious cooperative shooting adventure for the next generation!

'Gran Turismo 5 Prologue' (PS3) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 11:28 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.

'Assassin's Creed' and 'Rainbow Six Vegas 2' Delayed on PC

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 11:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft has quietly pushed back two of its major upcoming PC titles. Assassin's Creed, originally planned for release in March, is now scheduled for April 8, while the PC edition of Rainbow Six Vegas 2 will come on April 15, a few weeks after its console brethren, which are due next week (thanks FiringSquad). No particular reasons for the delays were given.

'Two Worlds' (X360/PC) Tainted Blood DLC Rolled Out

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

Tthe first of two downloadable content expansions for the open-world RPG Two Worlds has been released. This Tainted Blood expansion (600 MP) adds 4 co-op maps, 45 new quests, harder enemies, a new town featuring a Merchant and Gladiator’s district, with advanced trainers to learn new skills and try them against opponents.

'Stargate Worlds' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix' (ALL) Beta Coming to XBLA

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix makes its downloadable debut on the XBLA and PSN by utilizing the original game code, while creating a fresh upgraded experience with new artwork and high resolution 1080p graphics. In order to stress test the online capabilities, Capcom will bundle a beta with the Xbox Live Arcade release of Commandos 3, which will last for 8 weeks and let you play one stage as either Ken or Ryu.

Fluid Entertainment Secures Funding For Its Children's MMO

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fluid Entertainment announced it has secured $3.2 million in Series A funding to develop its MMO that encourages kids to explore their creativity, initiative and imagination, within an ecologically themed narrative.

'Major League Baseball 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars' (NDS) - 32 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MLB 2K8 Fantasy All-Stars is an exciting new baseball title that will put fans into the action like never before, offering fans of all ages a wildly fun experience featuring starting lineups from all 30 MLB clubs, a variety of exhibition and tournament modes, All-Star training mini-games, along with fantasy-themed baseball stadiums.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 9:24 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:

'Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2' (ALL) Gets Legacy Edition

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced a special Legacy Edition for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2, which will include the original game, and an additional disk containing all the GRAW 2 downloadable packs available on Xbox Live to date!

'Bleach: Heat the Soul 5' (PSP) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bleach: Heat the Soul 5 is the latest installment in the anime fighting franchise, featuring 3D cell shading graphics, new characters such as Battle Characters' Senna and Ulquiorra, as well as the ability to select multiple characters as allies, and use the Tag feature to have them participate, and not just be strikers.

NDS/X360/PC Preview - 'Puzzle Quest: Galactrix'

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 12, 2008 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

D3Publisher of America's Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, developed by Infinite Interactive, incorporates a powerful blend of casual and hardcore gameplay elements, similar to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, into an all-new futuristic, science-fiction setting.

'Sin City' (Wii/PS3/X360) Being Developed by Transmission Games

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Mile has signed the license to Frank Miller's Sin City graphic novels and comic books; signed Flint Dille, known for The Chronicles of Riddick, as designer/scriptwriting; and revealed Sin City: The Game will be powered by Epic's Unreal Engine 3. Sin City, currently scheduled for Christmas 2009, is being developed by Transmission Games, formerly known as IR Gurus, and since the Wii is one of the platforms, could they be the mystery developer porting the UE3?

Brash Entertainment Signs Development Agreement with Game Republic

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 6:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brash Entertainment announced a game development deal with Japan-based studio Game Republic, led by famed game producer Yoshiki Okamoto. The partners will collaborate on an unannounced game based on a popular Hollywood film, scheduled for 2010.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 6:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.

'NASCAR 09' (ALL) Announced, Jeff Gordon on the Cover - Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Start your engines! EA announced legendary NASCAR driver of car #24 Jeff Gordon will be featured as the cover athlete for NASCAR 09, scheduled to ship in North America on June 10 and will offer an authentic, exhilarating stock car driving experience for racing fans of all ages.

'Aquadelic GT' - v1.2 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Arcade Moon invites you to water world of speed boats and crazy races in Aquadelic GT! Join the Aquadelic league and race for glory and cold, hard cash across Russian canals, Greek port towns and Caribbean islands! This v1.2 patch fixes multiplayer issues, crashes and gameplay.

'UEFA EURO 2008' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 6:07 a.m. PDT | 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' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 6:01 a.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.

'Mario Kart Wii' (Wii) Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mario and all his much loved pals are planning to make a spectacular return in this definitive version of Mario Kart, providing the most action-packed, adrenaline-filled racing fun ever seen in the series. Players will have to master a host of 16 exciting new tracks in addition to 16 classic tracks from previous Mario Kart games.

'Wacky Races: Crash & Dash' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wacky Races: Crash & Dash is an action racing game like no other, with fun-filled environments, crazy cars and hilarious characters from the Hanna-Barbera cartoon TV series including several old favorites.

'Digital Combat Simulator: Black Shark' - 23 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Fighter Collection and the Eagle Dynamics development studio will release the new benchmark in PC air combat simulation in 2008 with the release of Digital Combat Simulator: Black Shark, a simulation of the Russian Ka-50 attack helicopter and will be the flagship title of the new DCS series.

'Lost Planet Colonies' (X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Long rumored, Capcom has finally revealed Lost Planet Colonies, not only adding single and multiplayer content to the original game, but also cross platform multiplayer compatibility. The campaign will add an extra 11 mission campaign, Score Attack and Time Trial Battle Mode, while multiplayer will get 4 new maps, 4 new playable characters, 10 new weapons and no less than 7 new game modes, such as Akrid Hunting (players team up to fend off an insect assault) and Akrid Egg (recover an unhatched egg).

PC Review - 'Audiosurf'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on March 12, 2008 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Audiosurf is a music-adapting puzzle racer where you use your own music to create your own experience. The shape, the speed, and the mood of each ride is determined by the song you choose. You earn points for clustering together blocks of the same color on the highway, and compete with others on the internet.

'Death Track: Resurrection' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Death Track: Resurrection is a racing/action title set in the not too distant future where traditional sports have been replaced and a new, violent entertainment rules. The attention of the world’s population is drawn to the main event of the year, ‘The Survival Race’, the biggest and most brutal race on the calendar.

'Larry Bond's Harpoon: Commanders Edition' v2008.024 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 1:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sporting plenty of improvements to the AI and modeling system, Larry Bond’s Harpoon: Commanders Edition takes the success of the original Harpoon series and adds plenty improvements and tweaks! The major new update brings many new features and plenty of gameplay improvements.

WiiWare Set to Launch in Japan March 25 with Nine Titles

by Rainier on March 12, 2008 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo's WiiWare game-creation service will allow developers large and small to create new downloadable game content for sale through its Wii's Shop Channel, paving the way for smaller, more creative games to make their way to the public at lower prices.