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'Sins of a Solar Empire' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 11:14 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. This 90 min. demo includes 4 tutorials, 2 small maps with support for up to two AI players, and one randomly generated medium size map with support for up to three AI players.

'Unreal Tournament 3' (PS3) v2.1 Mod 'Cooking' Tool Available NOW

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 6:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of the most anticipated UT3 features was the possibility of allowing PS3 gamers to import new community content/mods on their consoles. Epic has released an updated version of the tools to "cook" your own content, and transfer it from PC to PS3. This version is up to date for the newest PS3 patch released a few days ago, and requires the v1.2 PC patch installed.

'X-Blades' (X360/PC) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 6:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games announced it is bringing X-Blades, previously known as Oniblade, a third-person, anime-style action/adventure to North America. Your heroine wields two magical blades that can be used as swords or guns, and has magical abilities, all of which are upgradeable.

Gibson Now Also Going After EA, MTV, Harmonix and Rock Band

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 2:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In case suing the Guitar Hero franchise and various retailers isn't enough, Gibson has also filed a lawsuit in the Federal District Court in Tennessee against EA, MTV Networks and Harmonix, claiming that Rock Band also infringes on that very same patent. Although Gibson Guitar contacted the parties involved in good faith, it received no reply in a timely manner with an intent to enter into negotiations for a patent license agreement, so there was no alternative but to bring the suit.

'Jumpgate Evolution' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 2:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Staying true to its early vision, NetDevil has improved upon the original Jumpgate in every way, with a complete graphics update, and the integration of advanced AI features to ensure unpredictable and compelling situations.

'SingStar' (PS3) Songstore Gets Massive Update

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SingStar on PS3 is packed with new features, for the first time ever it will let you personalize your play lists by downloading the songs of your choice – so you can sing along to what you want, when you want it. After a few delays, European karaoke fans can now get a total of 160 new track through the Singstar Songstore (1,49€/each).

Various Game Trailers #1300

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 1:07 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] - Nemesis Trailer
  • C&C 3: Kane's Wrath [X360/PC] - Developer Diary Trailer #1
  • Valkyria Chronicles [PS3] - Welkin Trailer


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

'Baroque' (PS2/Wii) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Baroque is a dungeon-crawling action RPG loaded with items to find and customize, packed with tons of twisted monsters to vanquish, boasting a powerful musical score, and featuring an innovative story progression system in which death is not the end.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Six-Pack of Boston Classics

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harmonix and MTV Games announced the latest slate of downloadable tracks available for Rock Band. Starting March 25, players will be download the Boston Pack, including: Hitch a Ride, More Than a Feeling, Peace of Mind, Rock & Roll Band, Smokin' and Something About You.

'Mazes of Fate' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mazes of Fate DS is a blend of 2D global maps with 3D environments featuring 360 degree "free look" and movement controls. All dungeons, monsters, elements, and items are animated in 3D pushing the capability of the NDS, providing a perk for those gamers looking for something special.

'City Life' (NDS) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Create exactly the city you want: build uniquely-designed buildings out of over 150 available structures, from residences to corporate skyscrapers. Improve the quality of life by providing recreational and entertainment opportunities-without letting taxes spiral out of control.

'Ninja Reflex: Steamworks Edition' Now Available

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve and Nunchuck Games announced the release of Ninja Reflex: Steamworks Edition. Ninja Reflex uses a series of martial arts challenges to test gamers' reflexes, sharpen their hand-eye coordination, and measure their reaction times to the millisecond. To hone their skills, players wield throwing stars, katanas, nunchucks, and even chopsticks.

'Alternativa' - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alternativa is a classic point & click adventure game based on the original sci-fi/cyber-punk script which is composed of a number of shorter stories that lead us through the lives of individual characters as well as the fictional world of the future.

'MotorStorm 2' (PS3) Now Called 'MotorStorm: Pacifica'

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. According to Sony Sales/Marketing Manager Warwick Light the official name will be MotorStorm: Pacifica.

'White Gold: War in Paradise' (X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

White Gold: War in Paradise explores the shadowy background of modern low intensity conflicts, where the newest weapons often do battle with the antics of witchdoctors. An FPS with a handful of RPG elements thrown in for a good measure, White Gold offers a rich scenario in addition to the non-stop action.

'Armageddon Empires' - v1.07 Free Addon Patch & Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armageddon Empires takes the best elements of collectible card games (don’t worry there are no cards to chase you get them all), board games, and computer games and brings them all together to provide a unique strategy war game experience. The v1.07 update includes the free Cults of the Wastelands mini expansion.

'A Stroke of Fate' Authenticity vs. Fiction - Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Stroke of Fate is an interactive detective story set in the authentic surroundings of 1940s fascist Germany, giving you the unique opportunity to conduct a compelling investigation of the most mysterious secret veiled by the 20th century – Adolf Hitler's premature death. This feature offers you further insights in the true, authentic assassination plots vs fictional in-game ones.

Simbin Announces the Virtual World Touring Car Championship

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

During five semi-finals held at the European WTCC events, gamers will fight on site for a seat in the Grand Finale at the FIA WTCC race meeting in Monza, which will be broadcasted on Eurosport within the youth-oriented program BUZZ.

'The Sky Crawlers' (Wii) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 6:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed a few days ago, Namco Bandai is working on a Wii exclusive action/flight sim game, based on the upcoming animated movie by Mamoru Oshii, known for such productions as Ghost in the Shell, Blood: The Last Vampire and Innocence : Ghost in the Shell 2. The Sky Crawlers is set in an alternate reality and chronicles the adventures of an elite squadron of fighter pilots.

'Dead Space' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Animated Movie Prequel

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 6:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has signed an agreement with Starz Media to develop animated movies to three of its upcoming franchises, starting with a prequel to its sci-fi survival horror game Dead Space delivering new details on the horrifying tale the game will unleash this Halloween.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 4:01 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.

'Grand Chase' Adds New Items, Missions, Events, And More ...

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grand Chase is an MMORPG that follows the lives of different heroes from the Bermesiah continent fighting alongside each other in several different game modes to defeat the evil Queen of Darkness. A new content update adds new items, missions, events, first playable male character, related content and more...

'So Blonde' - German v1.01 Available NOW

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

So Blonde, written by Broken Sword's Steve Ince, is an adventure game based around (anti-)heroine Sunny Blonde, featuring jet black humor that goes far beyond trite clichés, gorgeous cartoon graphics, puzzling riddles and a ton of gameplay surprises.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' (PS3/X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 3:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The war between the GDF and Strogg will soon be igniting on next-generation consoles as id Software and Activision confirmed that their team-based first person action title Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, is coming to next-gen platforms.

NDS Review - 'Left Brain Right Brain'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on March 21, 2008 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Left Brain Right Brain includes 15 different games based on speed, accuracy, association, recognition, memory and strategy. The book-style play requires players to rotate the DS to develop hand-eye coordination with their dominant and non-dominant hands.

'Salvation' (X360/PC) Developer Interview

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 2:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Salvation is a third-person shooter game set in the near-future where the world government has staged Judgment Day, replicated Christ and Antichrist in order to kill them off and assume ultimate power. Any dissidents are killed or sent to a cybernetic virtual Hell, causing a human to suffer unbearably.

'Men Of War' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 2:10 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.

'Supreme Ruler 2020' Developer Diary #2

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 2:00 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. This second developer diary gives us an overview of BattleGoat Studios' trip to the GDC 08.

'Dreamfall Game of the Year Edition' Coming to Xbox Live

by Rainier on March 21, 2008 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dreamfall GotYE includes both the original The Longest Journey adventure and its sequel Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, allowing you to explore exotic worlds, experience powerful stories featuring gripping characters, intriguing puzzles, beautiful art direction, diverse gameplay and soaring music. On March 24 it will become an Xbox Original game and downloadable through Xbox Live.