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'Requiem: Bloodymare' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 6:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gravity Interactive, known for Ragnarok Online, is bringing Requiem: Bloodymare to North America. This new MMO, designed for a mature audience, melds elements of horror, fantasy and sci-fi and introduces a world where the misuse of science and magic has warped the natural world into a twisted vision of death.

Microsoft Promises Improved Gaming Expereince With Vista SP1

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 6:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gaming performance is strongly influenced by video drivers and gamers will likely see improvements after installing SP1 if they had not yet installed previously released updates that address issues regarding virtual memory space and multi-GPU systems. Windows Vista SP1 also includes an updated DirectX runtime which supports all current DirectX 9 and 10 hardware, as well as new 10.1 class hardware. All Direct3D 10.1 class video cards fully support Direct3D 10 features in addition to new capabilities, and games that use Direct3D 10 will work on both 10 and 10.1 class hardware.

Various Game Trailers #1296

by Judy on March 17, 2008 @ 6:36 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:

  • Dark Sector [PS3/X360] - Chroma Trailer
  • Europa Universalis: Rome - Trailer
  • Mass Effect [PC] - Trailers (4)
  • Project Origin [PS3/X360/PC] - Dev Diary Trailers (2)
  • Commando: Steel Disaster [NDS] - Trailer

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

'Bangai-O Spirits' (NDS) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 6:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America's Bangai-O Spirits, a re-imagination of their ‘90s cult classic, is a compelling blend of twitch-fest shooter and puzzler genres, seasoned with strategic and tactical elements.

'World Basketball Manager 2008' - v1.8.3 Patch Available NOW

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

World Basketball Manager 2008 is a realistic basketball strategy game that uses the same gameplay principles as most soccer management games do with more than 65 national and international tournaments, 651 teams, 10.000 basketball players and 1.000 managers. This v1.8.3 patch fixes some vista releated issues, bugs and adds the all new and improved Tournament editor.

'Secret Files: Tunguska' (NDS/Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Secret Files: Tunguska is a point-and-click adventure game based on the mysterious Tunguska phenomenon that occurred in July 1908, in which the Siberian region of Tunguska was engulfed in an inferno of flames that turned everything into debris and ashes.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) Smashes Nintendo Sales Records

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. After just one week on store shelves, SSBB has become the fastest-selling game in Nintendo of America's history, having sold more than 1.4 million, including more than 874,000 on launch day alone.

Xbox Live Arcade Spring 2008 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

there will be no new Xbox Live Arcade titles this week, instead Microsoft announced that Assault Heroes and Doom have become Xbox Live Arcade Hits, and will be available at a permanently reduced price. Some of the upcoming XBLA titles are Rocky and Bullwinkle, Shotest Shogi, TiQal, Wits & Wagers, and a remake of Capcom's classic Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3.

Epic Unleashes Its Games On Steam

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 12:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic Games makes its debut on Steam today, delivering the Unreal franchise to Steam gamers everywhere, including Unreal Gold, Unreal 2: The Awakening, as well as Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition, Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor's Choice Edition, and the recently released Unreal Tournament 3. For the ultimate Unreal experience, nab the Unreal Deal Pack, for just $59.95.

'FaceBreaker' (Wii/PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 11:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created by the same team that developed Fight Night Round 3, FaceBreaker offers irreverent fun, immersive gameplay and eye-popping stylized graphics. In this in-your-face, arcade world full of ego-wielding characters, each boxer comes to life with unique attributes and distinct personal style.

'Commander: Europe at War' - v1.06 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commander: Europe at War is the first in a series of turn-based strategy games, jointly developed by Firepower Entertainment and Slitherine Software. This v1.06 patch adds balance changes, general improvements, map and scenario updates, etc.

'Men Of War' - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 11:33 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.

Mexican Law Enforcement Raids Pirate Game Facilities

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 11:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The ProcuradurĂ­a General de la RepĂșblica (PGR) and the Agencia Federal de Investigacion (AFI) recently raided four facilities involved in burning pirate copies of video games in the notorious Tepito area in Mexico City, seizing roughly 290 DVD/CD burners, 28,800 illegal copies of video games and more than 900,000 video game cover inserts.

'Home' (PS3) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The 'Home' 3D online user community service will enable users to create their own avatar and explore a real-time virtual community, as if they are playing a detailed 3D game.

World Cyber Games 2008 Games Lineup

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World Cyber Games (WCG) announces the largest lineup of official tournament games in its history, with an epic lineup of PC and X360 titles, including the debuts of Halo 3 and Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, along with the return of tournament favorites including Starcraft: Brood War, WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne and more

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v5.0 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v5.0 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3' (PS3/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

C&C: Red Alert 3 takes players on an epic RTS adventure to a breathtaking alternate future spawned by time travel run amok. Developed by EALA, Red Alert 3 features a fully co-operative campaign while bringing back the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay.

'All American: The 82nd Airborne in Normandy' Resurfaces, Still in Development

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally scheduled for release in 2002, then delayed until 2003, All American: The 82nd Airborne in Normandy hasn't really been heard of since, but Shrapnel Games wanted to let us know that the sequel to 101st: The Airborne Invasion of Normandy is still in development and currently scheduled for Q4 2008.

'2 Days To Vegas' (PS3/X360/PC) Cut Scenes and In-game Animations Finished

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2 Days to Vegas is a story-driven, third-person action-adventure game, a thrill-a-minute story crammed full of car chases, shootouts and unexpected twists, to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the game. Steel Monkeys has completed the in-game animations and is currently finalizing the cut scenes, thanks to the help of award-winning motion capture company, Animazoo.

'Pyroblazer' (PSP/Wii/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pyroblazer is a futuristic combat racing game set amidst the awe-inspiring locations of New Apeiron, where players get the opportunity to race through a multitude of environments using a wide selection of anti-gravity craft known as Blazers.

'Puzzle Quest' Expands on Xbox Live Arcade, You Name It Contest

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords gets an expansion pack on Xbox Live Arcade which includes four new Hero professions, scores of new spells to cast and items to collect, challenging new quests, monsters and bosses and much more including the introduction of a new archenemy, Antharg, the Lord of Plague.

'BAJA' (PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by the founding members of the MX vs. ATV franchise, BAJA is scheduled to bring revolutionary physics and vast open racing worlds combining the best elements of the real-world sport with the right balance of arcade fun as it challenges players to build the ultimate off-road machine and conquer vast, unforgiving terrain.

'Forza Motorsport 2' (X360) Car Pack Coming March 19 - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

March 19 marks the release of a new downloadable content pack for Forza Motorsport 2. With 13 stunning new and customizable rides being added to the game’s robust 340+ car roster, you’re sure to discover countless hours of racing and customization in the award-winning Forza Motorsport 2 experience and online community.

The Dallas Mavericks Launch 'Guitar Hero Challenge'

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On Thursday, March 20th, the Dallas Mavericks will launch the Guitar Hero Challenge where aficionados will have the chance to show off their skills on the AT&T Plaza outside the South Entrance of American Airlines Center. The grand prize, the chance to play Guitar Hero during a quarter break at a First Round Playoff game, two-tickets to the game, an autographed Mavs Authentic jersey.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Duo of Classic Titles

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added yet another two 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: Spelunker and Super R-Type.

'Dragon Hunters' (NDS) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playlogic's Dragon Hunters is a fun platform action game, based on the stunning world featured in the successful Dragon Hunters TV series and the animated movie, combining platform gameplay with many challenging puzzle and action elements.

Free Browser-Based RPG 'Warrior Quest' (PSP/Wii/PS3/PC) Gets Update #2

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 8:31 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. NextGenBooks.com's second update adds worldwide leaderboards and rankings to its console- and PC-compatible casual fantasy adventure RPG, Warrior Quest.

Monday, March 17, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 8:24 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:

'Aurora: The Secret Within' Gets UK Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 8:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aurora: The Secret Within is a classic point & click adventure, immersing the player in a world of puzzles and mysteries just waiting to be solved, presenting a thrilling, compelling tale of subterfuge that the player will need to unravel to succeed.

2008 Blizzard Worldwide Invitational Tickets on Sale March 20th

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 8:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tickets for the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational convention and tournament gaming event will be available from Thursday, Mar. 20, on the Worldwide Invitational Web site. The event is taking place in Paris, France, at the Porte de Versailles Exposition Centre on Jun. 28-29.

PS2 Review - 'Yu-Gi-Oh! GX The Beginning of Destiny'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on March 17, 2008 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Duel Academy is holding a Tag Duel Tournament, and students are hastily searching for the right partner to guarantee victory. As a transfer student who has just joined the Academy, players will go head to head against the best duelists in Duel Academy, building up trust and friendship in order to find the right partner for the Tag Duel Tournament.

'Gran Turismo 5 Prologue' (PS3) Already Topping One Million Pre-Orders

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 12:33 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. At the end of the month GT5 Prologue will launch in Europe and SCEE NZ’s Marketing Manager Dave Hine revealed it already surpassed 1 million pre-orders in Europe alone.

'Street Fighter IV' (PS3/X360/PC) - 72 New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 12:23 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. In case last week's 47 weren't enough, here are some more ...

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' v1.02 Patch in the Works - Details

by Rainier on March 17, 2008 @ 12:18 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. While Kaos Studios is localizing their game for other regions it is also working on the v1.02 patch, which will bring server fixes, controller fixes, new server launcher tools, remote console support, audio fixes (that should help a portion of people out there) plus other things we are waiting on legal clearance before announcing.

Xbox 360 Review - 'America's Army: True Soldiers'

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 17, 2008 @ 12:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The America's Army: True Soldiers game accurately portrays the values that guide U.S. Army Soldiers by specifically incorporating gameplay based on mission accomplishment, teamwork, leadership, rules of engagement and respect for life and property. Just like in real combat, honor and respect must be earned, and in the game, the Play-Lead-Recruit feature allows players to earn respect as they move up through the ranks and become true leaders.