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'Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword' (NDS) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing all of the intense combat, stylized graphics, and ultimate ninja action to touch-screens everywhere, Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword features a new storyline and innovative use of the DS Stylus.

Various Game Trailers #1295

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 2:23 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:

  • Alone in the Dark [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer #2
  • Dungeon Hero [X360/PC] - Wireframe Trailer
  • Iron Man [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Dark Sector [PS3/X360] - Part Of You Trailer

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

'LOL' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 2:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Agetec announced that it will be releasing LOL for NDS, a unique, free-form gaming experience, LOL’s motto says it best: “If the game is boring, then you are boring.”

'Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday - Armageddon' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's Hearts of Iron II: Doomsday - Armageddon booster pack adds two completely new alternative history scenarios, perfect for those looking for new challenges! This v1.2 patch improves AI, extended historical database, adds countries, and various other bug/crash fixes.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Earache Thrash Pack

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harmonix and MTV Games announced the latest slate of downloadable tracks available for Rock Band. Starting March 18, 2008 players will be download the Earache Thrash Pack, which includes At the Gates' Blinded By Fear, Evile's Thrasher, and The Haunted's D.O.A. ($1.99 each/$5.49 pack).

'Rainbow Six Vegas 2' (ALL) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. If you haven't yet, check our R6 Vegas 2 preview from earlier today.

Cyberathlete Professional League Shuts Down

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Effective immediately, the Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) will cease operations. Therefore, all CPL events currently scheduled for 2008 are hereby canceled. The CPL was launched in June 1997 with the mission of promoting and sanctioning video game competitions as a professional sport.

'The World Ends With You' (NDS) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix's NDS exclusive The World Ends With You, previously known as It's a Wonderful World, made by the team behind Kingdom Hearts, is an anime-inspired fast-paced adventure game set in modern day Tokyo, from the team that made Kingdom Hearts.

'Galactic Command: Echo Squad SE' - v2.10.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 12:39 p.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. This update allows the swapping of a joystick's roll/yaw axis.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) Multiplayer Details

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV, in which the franchise returns to New York situated around the mysterious protagonist Nikolai. The Spanish issue if PSM has the first multiplayer details, revealing there will be 15 modes, up to 16 players, and full character customization (race, sex, hair, clothing).

'Valkyria Chronicles' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valkyria Chronicles, known in Japan as Valkyria of the Battlefield, is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe - divided in two and ruled by the Empire and the Federation. The game follows a hero named Welkin and his fellow soldiers of the Federation’s 7th Platoon as they engage in a series of epic battles.

'Mass Effect 2' to be Xbox 360 Timed Exclusive, PC Shortly Thereafter

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since we know that Mass Effect is meant to be a trilogy, the sequel announcement is no surprise. With EA's recent acquisition of Bioware/Pandemic, however, a big question was whether the franchise was going to become multiplatform. BioWare senior manager Matt Atwood revealed in a recent interview that Mass Effect 2 will be exclusive on the Xbox 360, at least for a certain period, and then make its way to the PC shortly thereafter.

'Star Ocean 2: Second Evolution' (PSP) - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set 20 years after the events of its predecessor, Star Ocean 2 also receives the full remake treatment aboard the PSP system. The title takes the next step with fully animated movies, all-new character designs, extra playable characters, fully voiced dialogue, and more.

'Sam & Max 204: Chariots of the Dogs' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bosco's vanished from the face of the Earth—literally! When Sam & Max manage to track him down, what they find is so mind boggling, you'll have to see it to believe it. Can the Freelance Police set things right, or will life as they know it fall victim to the capricious whims of T-H-E-M?

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria' Announced

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 7:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine and Codemasters Online announce The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria, expanding the online world of Middle-earth to let players explore the ancient underground cities of the dwarves, battle epic characters in the depths, face off with the Watcher, be a part of the fateful release of Durin’s Bane and more!

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Rainbow Six Vegas 2'

by Alicia on March 14, 2008 @ 7:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Mr. Driller Online' (X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 7:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there has yet to be an official announcement, Namco Bandai is working on Mr. Driller Online for Xbox Live Arcade. Featuring Standard Driller and Quest Driller modes, the game will support 4 player solo battle where everybody fends for himself, or Tag Battle which is a 2vs2 mode requiring teamplay.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Dark Sector'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 14, 2008 @ 6:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dark Sector thrusts players into the role of an elite black-ops agent sent on a dangerous mission into a decaying Eastern European city that hides a deadly Cold War secret. Attacked by an unknown enemy, he awakens to find part of his body altered by an infection that has granted him inhuman abilities; now he must learn to evolve along with his powers, to survive and to become a hero.

'Warfare' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 6:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warfare is a real-time global war simulator with real material and it's devoted to a conflict in the Near East. The main goal of the first campaign (USA) is taking full control of the region; the second one is coming to power in Saudi Arabia and achieving the withdrawal of all American troops.

'Manhunt 2' (ALL) Granted Mature Rating in the UK

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 6:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The BBFC and the Video Appeals Committee have been going back and forth over Rockstar's Manhunt 2 for quite a while now, but it may finally have come to an end. The VAC challenged the BBFC's refusal to grant Manhunt 2 a rating, who in turn filed an appeal with the High Court, which was ultimately rejected. As a result, the BBFC is conceding and will see no other option but to grant Manhunt 2 an "18" certificate.

'Supreme Ruler 2020' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 5:54 a.m. PDT | 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. One of the innovative new features is the wide-open "Super Sandbox" mode, which allows players to take control of nearly any country or region of the world.

'Project M' (NDS) Now Called 'Moon'

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 5:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moon, previously known under the working title Project M, is a sci-fi, action-adventure title, placing gamers on the cold lunar surface in the year 2058. Researchers are shocked to find a sealed, alien hatch during construction of a new lunar base, but it's a shock that soon pales in comparison to what they find beyond the hatch.

'Street Fighter IV' (PS3/X360/PC) - 47 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Street Fighter IV, the first new entry in Capcom's fighting game series in nearly 8 years following Street Fighter III Third Strike, promises to deliver an extraordinary experience that will re-introduce the world to the time-honored art of virtual martial arts.

'Men Of War' Improves Realism - Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 4:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Men of War is 1C Company's latest RTS, taking place in Europe during the height of WWII. The story unfolds across three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers.

Wii Review - 'Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity'

by Geson Hatchett on March 14, 2008 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

SEGA's Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity is a fast-paced new Sonic racing game created by Sonic team that takes Sonic into never-before seen worlds with edge-of-your-seat racing intensity and all-new gravity controlling moves.

'WipEout HD' (PS3) Developer Interview

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

wipEout HD features a selection of the best tracks taken from previous versions of the Wipeout franchise, offering meticulously crafted and fully reworked tracks. SCE Studio Liverpool's lead designer Colin Berry gives us more details ...

'Multiwinia' Beta Test Commences

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Multiwinia will combine elements of Darwinia, with the addition of multiplayer support which will enable both co-op and competitive battles between massive Darwinian armies. If you have signed up for the beta test, you should have received notification, but more testers will get added gradually. The private test allows fans to try out a build that will pit 4 AI players against each other in order to test frame rates, hardware stats, problems etc.

'Commando: Steel Disaster' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Commando: Steel Disaster you play as the heroic Storm who must put an end to an evil organization called Rattlesnake. Shoot, jump, throw and roll into action as you battle though each of the five missions, as well as two extra hidden mission, with a a range of heavy weaponry, and pick-ups - each with its own attack method and power.

'NBA 2K8' (ALL) Gets Free Roster Updates

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 12:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA 2K8 will elevate the game of basketball to new levels never experienced before for the next-gen systems. NBA 2K8 will also continue to build and expand the groundbreaking Signature Style feature that will include hundreds of new shooting, passing and dribbling animations.

'War Rock' Gets New Two Maps and New 4vs4 Mode

by Rainier on March 14, 2008 @ 12:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

K2 Network announced that it has released new content for its free to play tactical online FPS, War Rock. The 4v4 Deathmatch mode is for intense, fast paced missions where small groups of seasoned veterans battle for supremacy. Two new maps, Operation: Red Clover and Operation: Cold Cave are now available for download.