'Mythos' Closed Beta Chapter Three - Details, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 7:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mythos is an online, action RPG that is free to download and free to play. Set in the land of Uld – a fantasy world arising from the ashes of an epoch-long war of darkness – players assume the roles of fantasy heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest through entirely randomized dungeons and environments.

Various Game Trailers #1304

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 7:25 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:

  • War Leaders: Clash of Nations - Trailer (2)
  • Deca Sports [Wii] - Trailer #2
  • Mario Kart Wii [Wii] - Trailer #2


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

'Haze' (PS3) Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 7:22 p.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. While it was previously set for a May release date it has now been narrowed down to May 22, 2008.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) National Text-to-Win Contest

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV, returning the franchise to New York situated around the mysterious protagonist Nikolai. GameStop will launch a national text-to-win contest in anticipation of the April 29, 2008 launch, culminate with a launch event in "Liberty City" (a.k.a. New York City) on April 28, where national winners will meet regional winners and vie for $30,000 in prizes.

'Summon Night: Twin Age' (NDS) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 6:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Summon Night: Twin Age is a fully stylus-driven action RPG set in the popular Summon Night universe featuring beautifully animated graphics, and addictive action RPG gameplay. The stylus is your key to the world of Clardona, whether as your swinging sword or your shimmering wall of fire.

Take-Two Considering 'BioShock' and 'Civilization' MMOs

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 6:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today, Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick attended The Bank of America SmidCap Conference, where he went into more detail about the rejection of EA's buyout offer. During his presentation, making use of various slides, it came to light that the publisher under siege is considering making MMOs out of the BioShock and Civilization franchises, as well as a possible Hollywood movie based on the former.

Atari Facing Nasdaq Delisting Once Again, Still...

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 6:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Dec. 2007 Atari received yet another notice from Nasdaq that it had 90 days to get its ducks in a row or it would be facing delisting. On March 24, 2008 it received a Staff Determination Letter that Atari had not gained compliance with the requirements, and that its securities are therefore subject to removal from The Nasdaq Global Market.

'BAJA' (PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 5:05 p.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.

'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360) Demo Coming in May

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 5:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A sequel to the original Xbox title, Ninja Gaiden 2 has players once again assuming the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they guide the ninja hero on a quest to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race. Microsoft revealed that a playable demo will hit Xbox Live Marketplace in May.

'Hellgate: London' Studio Secures Development Financing

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 5:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

San Francisco-based developer, known for Hellgate: London, has closed an innovative finance transaction with Texas-based regional Comerica Bank to support Flagship's continuing development of AAA and online game franchises.

'Turok' (ALL) Sells A Million, Gets Extra Content, PC Release Dated

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turok is an epic, story-driven FPS set on a dark, mysterious planet in the near future. Take on the role of former Black Ops turned Special Forces commando Joseph Turok on a mission to take down a war criminal on a genetically altered planet. Touchstone announced that Turok has shipped more than 1 million units worldwide, and will be getting give new multiplayer maps.

'Alarm for Cobra 11: Crash Time' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Daring stunts, spectacular crashes, thrilling criminal cases: All fans of the racing genre will easily fall in love with the newest game originating from the original RTL TV-Show "Alarm for Cobra 11."

'World of Warcraft' Coming to Latin America

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 2:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience where players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. The Latin American localization will be based on the existing European Spanish version but will feature entirely re-recorded in-game speech.

'NBA Ballers: Chosen One' (ALL) Player Roster - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games' NBA Ballers: Chosen One marks the return if fast-paced one-on-one and two-on-two action as players can select from more than 65 NBA superstars to be the next "Chosen One".

'Strategic Command 2: Weapons and Warfare' - v1.03 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SC2: Weapons and Warfare incorporates many fan requested new features, including a bigger world map, new units, enhanced naval movement and combat rules, a deeper weather model, additional terrain types and resources, the simulation of roads and railways and am extended editor. This v1.03 patch fixes bugs, enhances AI and improves the game balance.

'Ace Combat 6' (X360) Gets New Planes And Missions - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai revealed that on March 27 it will release new downloadable content for its Ace Combat 6 action/flight game, consisting of new single and multiplayer stages as well as original plane variations, allowing players to further customize their play experience and light up the skies with all-new gameplay scenarios.

'Rainbow Six Vegas 2' (ALL) High Stakes Weekend on Xbox Live

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 adds new gameplay features, stunning visuals, and a solo campaign that uses new tactical possibilities in various locations around Sin City, co-op and adversarial modes. Beginning March 28, fans 18 years and older will be able to participate in a number of online events including a 72-hour Play & Win Sweepstakes where every hour winning operatives are awarded with special prize packages.

'Drone Tactics' (NDS) Mecha Insecta Profiles - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drone Tactics is a game of mechanized strategy RPG warfare that has you command a squad of insect Drones, choosing from over 100 weapons, upgrades, and power-ups to optimize your forces as you confront the oppressive Black Swarm.

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3' (PS3/X360/PC) Beta Registration Now Open

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 11:18 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, featuring a fully co-operative campaign while bringing back the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay. People who purchased the just released Kane's Wrath expansion or C&C 3 can now register for the RA3 beta with the included code.

'Precursors' (X360/PC) - 6 Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Precursors, developed by Boiling Point's Deep Shadow, is a sci-fi action game that leads you into unexplored regions of space, where he can fly with huge battle ships from planet to planet.

'Far Cry 2' (PS3/X360/PC) Coming Fall 2008

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 11:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry 2 immerses players in a new kind of gaming experience, featuring a new game engine built from the ground up. Players will discover a true open world gameplay set in one of the most beautiful environments in the world, Africa.

'Sam & Max 205: What's New, Beelzebub?' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 10:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Judgment day is at hand, and it's time for a showdown with the guy downstairs to bargain for Bosco's soul. But in the corporate wasteland known as Hell, not even the Freelance Police are safe from eternal damnation. Can Sam & Max fight free from Satan's grasp, or have they reached the end of the line?

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on March 26, 2008 @ 10:30 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:

'Secret Files: Tunguska' (NDS/Wii) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 10:17 a.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.

'Martial Arts: Capoeira' (ALL) to Use Motion Capturing

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Martial Arts: Capoeira is an original fighting game combining sport and RPG elements with traditional fighting game mechanics for the very first time, to offer unrivalled realism and challenging brutal gameplay. Twelve Interactive and capoeira organization Soluna met with motion capture manufacturers Animazoo to work on the game.

'Europa Universalis: Rome' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EU: Rome will cover the time period from the first Punic War to the start of the true Empire. Players will have thousand of gameplay choices ranging from country, culture, provincial and character options etc., making each and every game infinitely customizable and unique.

'Gran Turismo 5' (PS3) Still One Year Away

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GT 5 Prologue will be available for download/on Blu-ray, sporting improved AI, and for the first time include multiplayer up to 16 cars with integrated online features such as a profile editor and an online event calendar. While GT 5 Prologue releases next month (later this week in Europe), SCEA associate producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda revealed that "GT5 is still about a year away" and, of course, encourages everybody to buy the Prologue edition until then.

'The Political Machine 2008' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Political Machine 2008 is a strategy game that lets gamers take a shot at running for President, allowing you to design a candidate or choose a pre-existing one and campaign across the country against either a human opponent or a computer controlled opponent.

'The Settlers: Rise of an Empire' - v1.5 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Settlers VI will focus on building larger and more fortified cities as well as planning and optimization in a medieval world. This patch fixes some bugs, but also adds 3 new maps, and a new “vegetarian” mode in which players face the additional challenge of playing without consuming any animal products - no fish or sausages for the Settlers…

'Enemy Engaged 2' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First has signed Enemy Engaged 2, sequel to the chopper classic Enemy Engaged: RAH-66 Comanche Versus Ka-52 Hokum, featuring new dynamic missions, multiplayer, and a complete overhaul of the graphics and audio to bring the game up to date with the latest and best flight simulations available.

'Space Empires V' - US v1.71 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 9:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Empires V completely updates the user interface, and takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Watch space battles play out in glorious detail with realistic effects. This v1.71 patch version is for the North American version of SE V.

NDS Preview - 'Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys!'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 26, 2008 @ 7:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Humans, succumbing to ray-guns, mind-control, and shiny flying saucers, have failed to defend their planet and let it fall easily into the clutches of the Big Brain and his army of Brain Thingys. The only hope left for mankind is three Teenage Zombies that have arisen from a graveyard disturbed in the invasion.

'SingStar: Summer Party' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 6:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SingStar: Summer Party is arriving with 30 great tracks that are just perfect for those hot summer nights. We’re talking about classic songs and videos that just capture that summer feeling: tracks from Blondie, Rihanna, David Bowie, Klaxons and Peter Andre to name just a few.

'WorldShift' Goes Gold in Germany

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 6:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WorldShift, developed by Knights of Honor's Black Sea Studios, is a next-generation, cyber-fantasy RTS game set in a dark future of Earth, where today's civilization is only a fading mysterious legend.

'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian' (ALL) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 6:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian will expand beyond the film and feature 20 playable characters, each with different weapons and abilities, as well as a two-player offline/online "drop-in/drop out" gameplay mode.

'Dracula Origin' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 4:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frogwares' Dracula Origin is a gothic adventure game, where you, as Professor Van Helsing, are devoted to the elimination of Dracula. Preventing Dracula from finding and using the antediluvian manuscript; you must help everyone who crossed paths with the count and refused to serve him.

Take-Two Board Rejects EA's Offer as Inadequate

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Board of Directors of Take-Two Interactive announced that it has thoroughly reviewed EA's unsolicited conditional tender offer with the assistance of its financial and legal advisors and unanimously determined that the $26 per share cash offer is inadequate in multiple respects and contrary to the best interests of its stockholders.

'The Bourne Conspiracy' (PS3/X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 4:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy is a third-person espionage action game where players move from fistfights to firefights to experience sequences that, unlike any other game, seamlessly blend Bourne's signature hand-to-hand combat with intense shooting and the ability to escape and evade deadly situations.

'Warhammer Online' Gets Collector's Edition, But Also Further Delayed

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 4:09 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. At a press conference in Paris, France Mythic Senior Producer Jeff Hickmann revealed that Warhammer Online is being pushed back from its Q2 2008 to fall 2008.

'Stargate Worlds' - Screens

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 3:55 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.

PS2 Review - 'NeoGeo Battle Coliseum'

by Geson Hatchett on March 26, 2008 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Drawing characters from some of SNK’s biggest and well loved franchises, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum allows the use of the new 2–on–2 Tag Team battle system. This new system allows the player to switch characters during play and to perform ‘team’ attacks on their opponent.

'Darwinia+' Confirmed for XBLA, 'Multiwinia' Included

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed yesterday, confirmed today. Introversion is working with Microsoft to bring both Darwinia, and Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest, onto the Xbox Live Arcade as one package, Darwinia, while simultaneously releasing Multiwinia on PC.

'NOMBZ: Night of a Million Billion Zombies' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PowerUp Studios' NOMBZ is a 3D action shooter that challenges the player to lead a posse of survivors through a city infested with the living dead!

'Pirates of the Caribbean Online' to get New Weapons

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 2:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Become the Caribbean's most legendary pirate, all while forging alliances, hunting for buried treasure, battling evil undead forces and facing off against enemies from the movie franchise. In April a new content update with new weapons such as new voodoo dolls, daggers, voodoo staffs, and pistols, bringing more damage, faster reload rates, special effects, etc will be released...

'Harpoon 3: Advanced Naval Warfare' - v3.90 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games has released a new patch for its naval warfare sim Harpoon 3: Advanced Naval Warfare, adding a streamlined game interface, tweaked and improved gameplay, and reinforcing Harpoon 3’s level of realism. This new patch includes an improved land damage model, a revamped electronic counter-measures system, and new rules for ship to ship fuel transfer.

'Draft Day Sports: Pro Football' Announced

by Rainier on March 26, 2008 @ 2:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Draft Day Sports: Pro Football will give you the opportunity to play one or multiple roles within a professional football organization as you scout and draft players, make roster decisions and coach your way to championship glory.