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'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 8:17 p.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.

PlayStation Store Gets Maps, Tracks, and Trailers

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 8:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with flOw Bundle (game + expansion / $8.99), Turok Multiplayer Map Pack ($4.99), High Stakes: Poker Edition camera add-on (free), Unreal Tournament 3 Bonus Map Pack (free), Rock Band Boston track pack (6 songs, $1.99/each $9.99 pack), Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore downloadable songs ($1.50 each) and a slew of game trailers, movie clips, and PS3 themes.

'Rondo of Swords' (NDS) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 7:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rondo of Swords is a fantasy strategy RPG combining an epic narrative, a branching story and multiple endings, with an innovative combat mechanic that uses the DS touch screen and forces you to add even more strategy and planning to your attacks.

Electronic Arts Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 7:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA appointed former McAfee CFO/COO Eric Brown as Chief Financial Officer and EVP, replacing Warren Jenson who resigned earlier this week but will stay on a few more weeks to transition his successor into the role.

'Guitar Hero: Aerosmith' (ALL) First Tracks Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 5:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fire up the fret board, crank the amp to 11 and get ready to rock this way with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. Play through Aerosmith's career, bands they performed with, venues they played, such as Aerosmith's own Make It, Uncle Salty, Draw the Line, No Surprize, and Sweet Emotion, Cheap Trick's Dream Police, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' I Hate Myself for Loving You, or Mott the Hoople's All the Young Dudes and a cover of The Kinks' All Day and All Night.

'Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard' (NDS) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard, building upon the original cult classic with more diverse areas to explore, new character classes, more fiendish FOEs, and an improved mapping system.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) - 23 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 4:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV. While details on the game are still slim, we now know that the franchise returns to New York situated around the mysterious protagonist Nikolai.

'Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis, the fourth title in the adventure series from Frogwares, Sherlock Holmes receives a strange letter signed by Arsène Lupin, aka the king of thieves, challenging Holmes to prevent him from various robberies in London, with the purpose of humiliating England itself.

'Penny Arcade Adventures: Ep. 1' (X360/PC) Price and Specs Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 3:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, will be a comic adventure game, the first chapter of the planned episodic series which will feature characters from Penny Arcade, including the well-known Gabe and Tycho.

The Collective and Shiny Merge to Become Double Helix

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A while ago Foundation 9 announced it would be merging its two Southern California studios The Collective and Shiny but provided no further details. Double Helix is the new name and is based in F9E's new, state-of-the-art corporate headquarters.

'Spectral Force 3' (X360) - 11 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus USA has obtained the North American publishing rights for Spectral Force 3, the first of the series to land in the Western hemisphere, delivering challenging strategy RPG gameplay, a classic fantasy story, and tons of character and item customization options.

Vicious Cycle Software Offers Its Middleware Engine to Students

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 11:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vicious Cycle Software and the Indiana University School of Education announced that students at the university who aspire to become future game developers will have have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the Vicious Engine, its cross-platform middleware development solution.

'Bella Sara' (NDS/PC) Announced

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has signed a license agreement with Granada Ventures to develop games on the Bella Sara franchise, immersing players in an interactive world of fantasy horses. Players will be able to ride, care for, accessorize and trade the horses with friends.

'Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 3' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 10:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 3 for the NDS features the most robust store lineup to date, with 13 brand new shops to run and expand, a park to design and visit, and the ability to trade journals with your friends wirelessly.

'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) Announced, Collector's Ed. Includes 'NFL Head Coach 09'

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced that Madden NFL 09 will be available in North America on August 12, including a special collector's edition in celebration of the 20th anniversary featuring both Madden NFL 09 and the all-new NFL Head Coach 09, exclusive classic Madden NFL gameplay, and an extensive library of exclusive bonus video content.

'Unreal Tournament 3' - Bonus Map Pack Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In UT3, you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled by human contestants online or by AI, fought with the most powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles. This Bonus Pack includes 3 new maps, death match arena Morbias, UT classic sniper map Facing Worlds and new CTF map Searchlight.

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' - Multiplayer Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies never seen before in naval combat simulator games. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due to their maneuverability and speed.

'Avencast: Rise of the Mage' - v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ClockStone Software's action RPG, Avencast: Rise of the Mage, mixes the dynamics of an action game with strong adventure elements creating an enthralling and unique gaming experience. This v1.03 patch adds enhancements, bug fixes and tweaks.

Bluehole Studio Signs Unreal Engine 3 For its Project S1 MMORPG

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bluehole Studio has licensed Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 for its next-gen, flagship MMORPG for PC, codenamed Project S1.

'Warhammer: Battle March' (X360/PC) Dark Elves Character Profiles #2 - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 9:20 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.

'CSI: Hard Evidence' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence is an all-new video game in the Crime Scene Investigation franchise based on the characters and storylines from the original hit CSI television series.

Lighthouse Interactive Signs 'Dead Mountaineer's Hotel'

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive announced that it has signed Akella's Dead Mountaineer's Hotel, a 3D point-and-click adventure, in the style of Benoit Sokal's Syberia, based on the original story by famous Russian sci-fiction writers Strugatsky Brothers.

'Code Lyoko: Fall of X.A.N.A' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Boasting an exciting new storyline, multi-player modes and a unique real-time turned base-battle system, Code Lyoko: Fall of X.A.N.A offers a new role playing game experience and newly-designed characters. Based on Taffy Entertainment's animated TV series Code Lyoko players can expect fierce cyber action with challenging missions set in the CGI 3D world of Lyoko.

'UEFA EURO 2008' (ALL) Proper Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 6:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take on the challenge of leading one of over 50 European national teams and play as your favorite country from qualification right through to a virtual reproduction of the European Soccer Championship tournament with UEFA EURO 2008. After a false start yesterday, this demo (also available on Xbox Live) lets you play a match between England and Germany.

'50 Cent: Blood on the Sand' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

50 Cent will reprise his role as video game hero with 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, including G Unit’s Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and DJ Whoo Kid who provide voice and likeness. In this fictional story, players play as one of the world’s biggest hip-hop stars in an all-out battle to protect 50 Cent’s assets and to collect payment from a crooked overlord.

PS3 Review - 'Dark Sector'

by Sanford May on March 27, 2008 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Dark Sector thrusts players into the role of Hayden Tenno, an elite black-ops agent sent on a dangerous mission into a decaying Eastern European city that hides a deadly Cold War secret.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky' Worldwide Release Confirmed for August

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is a prequel to its survival FPS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, bringing the players one year prior to the events of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game in 2011. As we revealed a few days ago, Stalker Clear Sky is scheduled for release in August, and as promised GSC Game World confirmed today we will re-enter The Zone on Aug. 29, 2008.

'War Leaders: Clash of Nations' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 3:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Leaders: Clash of Nations places gamers in the roles of the major leaders of WWII, including Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. Political, diplomatic and economic decision making will be key to success, while sound tactical strategies will ensure victory on the battlefield.

'Arkanoid DS' (NDS) And 'Space Invaders Extreme' (NDS/PSP) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 3:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announces that Arkanoid DS and Space Invaders Extreme are coming to Europe this Summer. Decades after their original release, both classic titles are getting revamped gfx, multiplayer modes, new power-ups, sound and other content.

'World in Conflict: Soviet Assault' (PS3/X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

When Sierra announced that it was bringing World in Conflict to consoles it revealed there would be extra content included, which then would eventually be brought to the PC as an expansion pack. According to Czech edition of OXM (thanks Jan) World in Conflict: Soviet Assault is the official name of the console edition and PC expansion pack, and add a brand new campaign (including playable Russian side), EndWar-like voice commands, new multiplayer maps (10 players only instead of original 16), and new units (chronoplane, boats). According to online retailer PLAY, WiC: Soviet Assault is scheduled for Oct. 2008.

PS2 Review - 'Eureka Seven Vol. 2: The New Vision'

by Nathan Grayson on March 27, 2008 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Featuring an exciting mix of intense mecha combat, hand to hand combat, and aerial board racing, Eureka Seven: Vol. 2 is the second installment of the flying aerial combat series and serves as a prequel to the popular animated show, currently airing.

'Mister Slime' (NDS) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 3:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games has signed a publishing agreement with Lexis Numérique for its newest old-school 2D side-scroller action adventure game, Mister Slime, featuring clever “elastic” controls.

'SOCOM Confrontation' (PS3) Coming in September

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOCOM Confrontation focuses on online play and the global community and clans that support it, with support for Tournaments, Clan Ladders, and Leader Boards. Additionally, players will be able to modify their appearance through facial and physical customization. The May issue of EGM reveals SOCOM Confrontation is slated for Sept. 16, 2008.

'Evolution GT' (PS2/PC) Coming to NDS

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Evolution GT is a racing game that gives the player the opportunity to experience the life of a real racing driver, and the evolution of his alter ego throughout the course of his career. Euro publisher Black Bean announced that it is bringing Evolution GT to the NDS this summer.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Combat System Explained

by Rainier on March 27, 2008 @ 12:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices, powered by the Unreal 2.5 Engine, with an FPS inspired combat system, which is skill based and commands full manual targeting. Spellborn's El Drijver tells us more about the combat system.