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'Project Origin' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 4:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. Alma, whose rage against those who wronged her triggered a chain of events that have spiraled completely out of control, now has free reign, and the consequences will be unimaginable.

Various Game Trailers #1294

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 4:28 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] - Thermal Scan Trailer
  • Edna and Harvey: The Breakout - Trailer
  • Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm [X360/PC] - Man Overboard Trailer


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

Paradox Signs 'Trainz: The Complete Collection' - Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 4:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive has signed a publishing deal with Aussie developer Auran to publish the world's most inclusive and in-depth train simulators as a complete collection, Trainz: The Complete Collection, featuring the full version of everything players need to immerse themselves in the magic of rail.

SOE Celebrates 'EverQuest' Ninth Birthday With In-Game Events

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 4:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This weekend Sony Online Entertainment is celebrating the ninth anniversary of its MMORPG, EverQuest, and to honor the 19999 launch SOE will hosting a variety of in game and fabled events throughout the year, the first of which are connected to the Planes of Power.

'POSTAL III' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Running With Scissors' Postal III will employ the Valve's Source engine to deliver a new and advanced technical level of social satire and politically incorrect virtual violence, featuring motion-captured performances by a wide array of celebrities – from film stars to Playboy Playmates – as well as a storyline that offers gamers vast latitude in terms of their behavior.

Sony Online Merges Into Sony Computer Entertainment

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a strategic move to closely align itself with the strong growth of the worldwide online gaming market, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) announced today that Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) will report to Kazuo Hirai, President and Group CEO, SCEI, effective April 1, 2008.

'Worms: A Space Oddity' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 4:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ's Worms: A Space Oddity is the newest iteration of the humorous turn-based strategy game, marking the franchise debut on the Wii with a fresh visual style, new environmental settings, intuitive controls and even more customization options.

PlayStation Store Gets Demos, Expansions, GH III and Rock Band Tracks

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 3:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with a Toy Home Expansion Pack ($6.99), two new PAIN characters (Nurse and Cheerleader, $0.99 each), the free Dropkick Murphys Track Pack for Guitar Hero 3, three Rock Band tracks (Black Tide's Shockwave, Serj Tankian's Beethoven’s C***, and Paramore's CrushCrushCrush, $0.99 each). There is also a Major League Baseball 2K8 demo, some game trailers, PS3 themes and WipEout Pulse PSP demo available.

'Global Agenda' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A departure from the traditional online settings of high fantasy, outer space, or military, Global Agenda is a fast-paced action MMO using Unreal Engine 3 set in Earth’s near future, a spy-fi world of advanced technology and player-driven conflict.

'The Orange Box' Titles Go Solo Early April

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Orange Box includes Half-Life 2 (original + Ep. One and Two), Team Fortress 2, a class-based multiplayer addition, and physics-focused puzzle game Portal. Valve announced the retail launch dates for the stand-alone, PC versions of TF2, Portal, and the Half-Life 2: Episode Pack.

'Haze' (PS3) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Haze puts you in the boots of a new recruit in the privately run Mantel army. Your conflict begins in a war-torn country where you have been sent to fight a vicious rebel faction, the Promise Hand.

'Alpha Protocol' (PS3/X360/PC) Officially Announced

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed a few days ago, SEGA officially announced that it has teamed up with Obsidian, who is also working on the Aliens RPG for SEGA, to develop its new 3rd person espionage focused action/RPG. Taking you on a suspenseful ride in the vein of James Bond, Jack Bauer, and Jason Bourne, Alpha Protocol has you work your way up the ranks as rookie agent Michael Thorton to become a bona-fide super spy.

Capcom's Digital Day 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Capcom's Digital Day 2008 lineup:

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness (NDS) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this pair of action-packed adventures players journey as actual Pokémon through a land untouched by humans. Before the game starts, players take a test to help them figure out which of 16 Pokémon best represents their personalities. Pre-order and receive a free, limited-edition Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers Guide, which contains an exclusive collection of tips, interviews and an original manga by art director Ken Sugimori.

'The Incredible Hulk' (ALL) Officially Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fuelled with fury, SEGA’s The Incredible Hulk features key moments from the film, as well as additional plotlines and characters from the character’s rich comic-book universe. Players smash through New York City, battling gigantic enemies amidst soaring skyscrapers in a massive open world.

'Our House' (Wii) Also Coming to NDS

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Build and decorate your dream home in Our House, Majesco's new simulation for NDS. Our House puts players in the contractor's shoes, challenging them to manage work-for-hire jobs and then use those earnings to create their own custom residence.

'Warhammer: Battle March' (X360/PC) Dark Elves Character Profiles - Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An expansion to Warhammer: Mark of Chaos for the PC, Warhammer: Mark of Chaos - Battle March builds upon the game's tactical foundation to offer new units for each army as well as an original campaign and new online modes. The Xbox 360 version will be a standalone game and also include the original content from Warhammer: Mark of Chaos.

Brash Entertainment Signs Multi-Game Development Deal With Factor 5

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 7:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After it signed an agreement with Game Republic yesterday, Brash Entertainment today announced a game development deal with California-based game development studio, Factor 5 to develop a yet unnamed title scheduled for 2010, which will be officially announced around the E3 Expo in July.

'Universe at War: Earth Assault' (X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 7:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA's Universe at War: Earth Assault, developed by Petroglyph, is a combat-intensive RTS game enlisting players in an epic struggle to prevent total alien domination of planet Earth.

'God of War II' (PS2) Director Developing 'Mad Max' Game

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 6:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

God of War II director Cory Barlog, who recently left SCEA, has teamed up with writer-director-producer George Miller to develop a game based on the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road movie. While details are still slim, the new game will be an action-adventure title, George Miller's first foray into the videogame business, featuring melee & projectile weapons, and of course hacked up vehicles, just as you would expect from a post apocalyptic setting.

'Disciples III: Renaissance' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 6:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Advances in gameplay and the addition of new elements will make Disciples III richer and more interesting. The visual design follows the original ominous and gloomy style of the Disciples world, but now the entire game environment and every individual unit is in full 3D.

Wii Review - 'Super Smash Bros. Brawl'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 13, 2008 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is Nintendo's latest incarnation in the popular Super Smash Bros. series of titles, featuring all-new characters ranging from Kirby and Wario to Samus and even Metal Gear Solid's Snake.

PC Preview - 'Battlefield Heroes'

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 13, 2008 @ 5:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Battlefield Heroes is an all-new Play 4 Free cartoon-style shooter that will bring classic Battlefield gameplay to an all new mass audience. Battlefield Heroes is EA’s first title that is offered completely for free, and features a built-in matchmaking system to ensure that players of equal skill are paired together for fair play.

'LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 4:59 a.m. PDT | 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.

EA Moves Forward with Take-Two Offer, Bid Goes Hostile

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 4:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has commenced a tender offer for all of the currently outstanding shares of common stock of Take-Two for $26 per share in cash, making a total offer valued at approximately $2 billion, representing a 64% premium over Take-Two's closing stock price.

'Assault Heroes 2' (X360) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Announced yesterday and re-imagined for an even more intense arcade shooter experience, Assault Heroes 2 expands its horizons into outer space, featuring hijackable enemy vehicles, many more levels and an enhanced cooperative gameplay mode.

Microsoft Denies Plans to Integrate Blu-ray into Xbox 360

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Despite rumors and rumblings that Microsoft has been in talks with Sony to add Blu-ray support to the Xbox 360, with even Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer recently stating it will support Sony's standard, it may all be just smoke and mirrors. In a recent interview Group Marketing Manager for Xbox Aaron Greenberg made it clear "Xbox is not currently in talks with Sony or the Blu-ray Association to integrate Blu-ray" and may instead be putting its focus on "digital distribution of entertainment content."

'Dark Salvation' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mangled Eye Studios has revealed its first project, a Quake III powered FPS Dark Salvation. You take on the role of a young dead woman who has been sucked into the underworld and is now possessed by a deadly object, allowing her to cast magic according to each weapon she yields. There are plenty of levels, secrets, monsters and secret weapons to explore, find and fight.

Sony Rolls Out v2.17 PS3 Firmware Update

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has released a new v2.17 edition of its PS3 system software, but despite the recent hints at a possible in-game XMB/Home update this new version seems rather anemic as it only "improves the operating stability of some online PS3 titles."

'Velvet Assassin' (PS3/X360/PC) - Facts, Features & Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Misc Events - EIEIO 08

Set in World War 2, Velvet Assassin is a 3rd person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles.

'World under Siege: European Front' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 1:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World under Siege: European Front is a classic WWIII turn-based strategy which focuses mostly on battles and tactics, therefore the game will feature a limited amount of micro-management, enough to add another dimension of game play, while not boring the player at the same time.

'Dead Space' (PS3/X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 12:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space, developed by EA's Redwood Shores Studio, gamers will step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that promises to deliver the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action.

'Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 13, 2008 @ 12:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos announced Looney Tunes: Cartoon Conductor, a rhythm action game that puts you in charge of an orchestra that conducts the music to your favorite Looney Tunes cartoons.