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'Okami' (Wii) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 9:34 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring a re-imagined control scheme built around the intuitive Wiimote, Okami offers players an unparalleled level of control and an opportunity to rediscover a critically acclaimed and beautifully crafted adventure. Originally set for March 25, Capcom has delayed Okami's release until April 15, 2008.

'Hail to the Chimp' (PS3/X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 6:55 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Hail to the Chimp is a politically charged party game where players battle one another to become the new leader of the Animal Kingdom. Players use the game's unique team-up mechanic, balancing cooperation with competition, to claw their way to victory.

Various Game Trailers #1286

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 6:25 p.m. PST | 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:

  • Mushroom Men [NDS/Wii] - Trailer #6
  • Secret Files: Tunguska [NDS/Wii] - Trailer #2
  • LEGO Batman [ALL] - Trailer #2
  • Section 8 [PS3/X360/PC] - BTS Trailer #1
  • Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters [PS2] - Launch Trailer
  • SEGA Superstars Tennis [ALL] - Samba De Amigo Trailer


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

'Metal Gear Online (PS3) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 6:25 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Metal Gear Online features characters, stages and the same control scheme as MGS 4. This reloaded MGO experience packs in additional environments, game modes and team-based multiplayer mayhem for up to 16 players.

WWE Trial Between THQ and JAKKS Continues After Denied Appeal

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 6:19 p.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ and JAKKS Pacific are in the process of arbitrating the royalty rate to be paid by THQ to JAKKS Pacific for WWE video game sales, and THQ announced that it has prevailed in a proceeding filed by JAKKS Pacific before the California Court of Appeals to disqualify potential arbitrators, who would determine the royalty rate effective as of July 1, 2006.

'SpongeBob SquarePants Drawn to Life' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 3:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SpongeBob and Patrick stumble upon a magical pencil that brings whatever it draws to life. Unfortunately, the evil SpongeBob drawing ‘DoodleBob’ gets a magic pencil of his own which he uses to cause havoc all over Bikini Bottom.

Former President Of Sony's Worldwide Studios Becomes Infogrames President

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 3:33 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Having left his position as President of Sony's Worldwide Studios last week it was already rumored Phil Harrison would resurface in a new position this week. Infogrames announces the appointment of Phil Harrison as President and Directeur Général Délégué of Infogrames Entertainment, reporting to David Gardner.

'Speed Racer' (PSP/PS2/Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 3:22 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Speed Racer, based on the upcoming film by the Wachowski brothers, where players will be able to take on the role of the characters from the film, getting behind the wheels of each character's signature vehicles to experience firsthand the film's high-adrenaline, combative racing style.

Microsoft Preps 'Grand Theft Auto IV' (X360) Sweepstakes

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 3:18 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed on the official Xbox.com web site earlier today, but quickly removed, Microsoft is will be organizing a new Grand Theft Auto IV sweepstakes, offering four trips to NYC to attend the GTA IV launch party for Rockstar Games' upcoming open world action game. The next 100 lucky winners all get a prize package which includes a custom Xbox 360 Elite console. Schedule to start today, running until April 15, winners announced on April 23 (thanks FiringSquad).

'Dark Sector' (PS3/X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 2:43 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Dark Sector is a new and original next-gen action-thriller, developed by Digital Extremes. It's a dark, gritty experience packed with fast action, incredible superpowers and an engaging story.

Tri Synergy Signs 'Snood Deluxe'

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 2:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Tri Synergy announced that it has signed Word of Mouse Games' Snood Deluxe, an addicting puzzle game where the player must use their wits and good aim to save the Snoods. By attaching Snoods of the same type into groups of three or more you can set the Snoods free and accumulate points, prizes, awards, and more!

'FaceBreaker' (Wii/PS3/X360) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 12:52 p.m. PST | 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.

'Galactic Command: Echo Squad SE' Goes Gold

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 12:50 p.m. PST | 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.

Wii Shop Channel Adds a New Classic Title

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 12:35 p.m. PST | 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 title: Super Turrican.

'Rocketmen: Axis of Evil' (PS3/X360) Coming Wednesday - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 11:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Rocketmen: Axis of Evil is a 4 player coop arcade shooter putting you in a white-knuckled, frenzied struggle to free the Solar System from the tyrannical grip of the Legion of Terra.

'Gears of War' - Updated Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 11:04 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gears of War blends tactical action with survival horror, thrusting gamers into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde. The Gears of War title update fixes various performance issues, including the Games for Windows Live update issue.

'We Ski' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 10:52 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Step onto your Wii Balance Board or grab your Wii Remote and Nunchuk and hit the fresh powder as Namco Bandai America announced an exciting skiing game, We Ski. Now up to four skiers can experience the sweetest mountain runs in the comfort of their homes as We Ski’s highly responsive and intuitive controls take them down the slopes like never before.

Monday, March 3, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 10:50 a.m. PST | 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:

'Silverfall: Earth Awakening' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 10:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silverfall is a fantasy RPG set in a world of magic, machines & mayhem, the choices you make during the game take you along the path of nature or technology. The Earth Awakening addon features an updated engine with improved gfx/performance, 2 new races, over 50 new pieces of armor, 42 new weapons, 20 new maps, and optimized multiplayer.

GamersGate Makes Crimson Cow Portfolio Downloadable

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 10:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

GamersGate announced that German publisher Crimson Cow has joined the list of publishers choosing the portal for their digital distribution, starting with point & click adventures The Abbey, (March), followed by A Vampyre Story (May).

'Silent Hill 5' (PS3/X360) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 10:01 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Silent Hill 5 is a psychological horror game thrusting players into a shadowy world of chaos and terror with atmospheric HD graphics, an all-new iconic and chilling soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka, and an original storyline that sheds new light on the desolate, fog-shrouded town of Silent Hill.

'Warriors Orochi' (PSP/PC) Coming to Europe - Trailer

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors will finally meet this fall in an unforgettable crossover event. In Warriors Orochi, the characters from both franchises must team up to wage war against a new, powerful force.

'Warfare' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 9:26 a.m. PST | 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.

'Penumbra: Black Plague' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 8:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's Penumbra: Black Plague, the final chapter in the Penumbra story, thrusts players into a creepy environment of psychological horror, as they are challenged in this unique action/adventure experience.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 5:52 a.m. PST | 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.

X360/PC Preview - 'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel'

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 3, 2008 @ 4:49 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is an action/RPG with a story that takes place in a giant, open-ended and seamless world, containing hundreds of dungeons, treacherous opponents and a variety of challenging quests.

PS2/Wii/PC Preview - 'Obscure: The Aftermath'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on March 3, 2008 @ 4:48 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Obscure: The Aftermath follows the story of a group of friends attending college who discover that a mysterious black flower, with addictive hallucinogenic effects, also has the terrifying ability to transform people into hideous monsters.

'Left 4 Dead' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 4:47 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Left 4 Dead, developed by Counter-Strike makers Turtle Rock Studios, is a co-operative multiplayer action game, using the Source Engine, and also introducing Turtle Rock's v2.0 A.I. technology.

'Alone in the Dark' (X360/PC) Collector's Edition Announced

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 4:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Alone in the Dark returns with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through combining the use of real-time physics and environmental interaction to deliver an exhilarating action-orientated experience within a highly detailed, open environment. The collectors edition will include the game, an Edward Carnby figurine, art book, soundtrack, and a "making of" bonus dvd.

'SEGA Superstars Tennis' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 3:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA Superstars Tennis is a game that brings together some of the most treasured and well known characters from the SEGA universe, in some of the most unusual courts and outrageous settings ever imagined.

Codemasters Signs 'Damnation' (PS3/X360/PC)

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 2:59 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Damnation features open environments, frenetic combat, daredevil acrobatics and high-octane vehicle-based stunts. Presenting players with an intense test of reflexes, quick thinking and rapid-fire conflict, Damnation will feature vast landscapes, each covering miles of distance and thousands of vertical feet.

'BioShock 2 (ALL) Artwork Revealed?

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 1:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there probably wont be any game specific details regarding BioShock 2 revealed for quite some time, there hasn't even been any official announcement that there will be a sequel, artist Ben Mauro has made a few concept drawings for a proposed sequel, as part of his architecture 2 course. Whether these are official or merely fan-made is not clear at this point.

Wii Review - 'Winter Sports: The Ultimate Challenge'

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 3, 2008 @ 1:44 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

In Winter Sports: The Ultimate Challenge players will shoosh, swoosh and soar in sporting events such as Alpine Skiing, Ski Jumping, Bobsledding, Luge, Figure Skating, Curling, and more! For the competitive gamer, there's even a split-screen multiplayer mode, allowing up to four players to take on a friend in head-to-head sporting action.

'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' (PS3) too Big for Blu-ray Disc

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 1:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

MGS4: Guns of the Patriots is set in a war-torn future where huge conglomerates, including those in the Middle East and South America, fight for supremacy using armies of hand-picked mercenaries. In the latest Kojima Productions podcast, producer Ryan Payton revealed that the English voiceovers did not fit on the Japanese Blu-ray disc and that some material had to be compressed in order to fit on the 50GB disc. This was later confirmed in a Famitsu interview with Hideo Kojima.

'Gran Turismo 5 Prologue' (PS3) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on March 3, 2008 @ 1:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, a prequel to the full GT 5 release, will be available for download, and on Blu-ray. GT 5 Prologue will sport 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.