'Damnation' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 7:45 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Revealed earlier this week, 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.

'The Sims 3' Announcement March 19?

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 6:58 p.m. PST | Filed under News

We all knew it was coming, and it might be a nice break from the zillion Sims 2 expansions and iterations. EA has launched the official The Sims 3 website, although nothing is there as of now, apart from a timer ticking down to March 19, 2008, which might indicate that we can expect something to be announced in about two weeks.

'Crysis' v1.2 Patch Release Imminent

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 6:15 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In Crysis, shooter fans will face a new kind of challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of an alien invasion. Crytek's latest status update on the v1.2 patch reveals that it has passed Q&A, and is ready for release.

'Supreme Ruler 2020' - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 6:07 p.m. PST | 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. One of the innovative new features is the wide-open "Super Sandbox" mode, which allows players to take control of nearly any country or region of the world.

Various Game Trailers #1288

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 5:32 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:

  • Army of Two [PS3/X360] - Launch Trailer
  • C&C 3: Kane's Wrath [X360/PC] - Trailer #8
  • Dark Sector [PS3/X360] - Multiplayer Trailer
  • Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword [NDS] - Trailer #4
  • Sam & Max 204: Chariots of the Dogs - Trailer #2
  • The Witcher Enhanced Edition - Trailer
  • X³: Terran Conflict - Teaser Trailer


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

'Condemned 2: Bloodshot' (PS3/X360) Achievements Revealed

by Judy on March 5, 2008 @ 2:50 p.m. PST | Filed under News

SEGA's Condemned 2: Bloodshot is a first-person action thriller immersing players in a world of psychological terror, featuring all-new fighting mechanics and online multiplayer functionality.

'Battle of the Bands' (Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 2:37 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring 150 tracks and five distinct musical styles: rock, funk/hip-hop, country, marching band and Latin, Battle of the Bands combines fast-paced combat with customizable bands in the fight for musical supremacy, fully utilizing the Wii Remote controller’s highly intuitive control scheme to deliver a unique game-play experience.

Ziff Davis Files for Bankruptcy Protection While it Restructures

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 2:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In order to implement restructuring and permanently improve its capital structure, Ziff Davis — which own outlets such as 1up, Games for Windows, Filefront and EGM — elected to file Chapter 11 petitions in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

'Disgaea' (ALL) Making Its Way to NDS

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 2:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Disgaea is a hardcore, turn-based, strategy RPG popular on the PS2 and PSP, and soon coming to PS3. In Disgaea, character units have a limit to their movement and attack ranges, based on level and weapons equipped. According to the latest issue of Famitsu, Nippon Ichi is now also expanding the franchise to the NDS.

'Rise Of The Argonauts' (PS3/X360/PC) Narrows Down Release Date

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 1:27 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Codemasters' Rise Of The Argonauts is an action/rpg developed by Liquid Entertainment, known for War of the Ring and Dragonshard. Set in ancient Greece you will embark on an epic quest, and encounter legendary figures such as Jason, Hercules and Atalanta.

'FF Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates' (NDS) - 78 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 11:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates is the latest installment in the action/RPG franchise, playable for up to 4 players with a strong multiplayer focus, but if you go solo you can use AI characters to perform combos.

'Audiosurf' Goes Full Steam

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 11:21 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Audiosurf is a music-adapting puzzle racer where you use your own music to create your own experience. The shape, the speed, and the mood of each ride is determined by the song you choose. Audiosurf topped the February sales charts for dollars and units sold via Steam topping The Orange Box and Counter-Strike.

'Baroque' (PS2/Wii) Further Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 10:33 a.m. PST | 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. Originally scheduled for Feb, then delayed until mid March, Baroque will now launch early April.

'Ultimate Baseball Online' Now Called 'Cal Ripken's Real Baseball'

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 10:28 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Cal Ripken's Real Baseball enables you to compete in a free to play Massively Multiplayer Online Sport Game, where each position on the field is manned by a human player in a 3-D virtual stadium. Players can create their own characters and build their player stats through successful play on the field against other real human players.

SCEA Pimps Out Franchises to Create Gaming Gear

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 10:22 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Want God of War boxers, a Ratchet & Clank bag, Resistance Fall of Man headwear, Heavenly Sword accessories or a Little Big Planet hoodie? SCEA has signed an agreement with four companies to manufacture apparel and accessory for various PlayStation brands and game franchises.

'Numen: Contest of Heroes' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 9:25 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Numen: Contest of Heroes is an action/RPG that will plunge the player deep into the amazing world of Greek mythology, the realm of almighty gods, brave heroes, fabulous creatures, and great deeds.

WhiteMoon Dreams Formed By 'Fallout' Designer

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 9:23 a.m. PST | Filed under News

WhiteMoon Dreams is a new indie game developer co-founded by former Looking Glass/EA employee Jay Koottarappallil, and Fallout Lead Concept/Game Designer Scott Campbell. WhiteMoon Dreams is a Wii/PS3/X360 developer and currently working on a yet unannounced title for a major Japanese publisher.

'Multiwinia' Beta Test Sign-ups

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 9:12 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Multiwinia will combine elements of Darwinia, with the addition of multiplayer support which will enable both co-operative and competitive battles between massive Darwinian armies. Introversion is now accepting beta test signups, allowing fans to try out a build that will pit 4 AI players against each other in order to test frame rates, hardware stats, problems etc.

'Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World' (Wii) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 9:06 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World combines real-time combat, captivating storylines and remarkable graphics while introducing original elements that set a new standard for role-playing gameplay and interactive storytelling.

38 Studios Licenses Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 8:56 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Last week 38 Studios signed BigWorld Technology Suite for its upcoming MMO, and today it has signed am agreement with Epic Games to license Unreal Engine 3 for its original fantasy IP.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Delayed Until Q2 2008

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 7:44 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Spellborn, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, it uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine. Lets hope this 3rd delay is the last one...

'Fate of Hellas' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 7:40 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Fate of Hellas is an expansion for World Forge's 3D RTS Ancient Wars: Sparta, and will feature an updated engine with improved visuals, two new campaigns with 7 missions each, and a new playable faction, the Macedonians.

PC Preview - 'Worldshift'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on March 5, 2008 @ 7:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

WorldShift is a cyber-fantasy RTS game designed to be quick and very easy to learn and play. It offers hectic, fierce encounters and introduces many features new to the genre, like modifiable factions, unique cooperative multiplayer gameplay, and more ...

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Castle Crashers'

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 5, 2008 @ 7:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

The Behemoth's Castle Crashers is a four-player game for the Xbox Live Arcade, where players are knights on a quest to regain a stolen idol.

'Drakensang: The Dark Eye' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 7:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Drakensang: The Dark Eye, developed by Radon Labs, brings back epic party-based RPG gameplay in a breathtakingly detailed world, based on one of the world’s biggest pen & paper franchises.

'Auto Cross Racing' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 7:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Auto Cross Racing is a top down racing car game in which you have to unlock each successive track by finishing in the top 3 places of the previous race. Cash is earned as each race is completed and new cars will become available for purchase as each new track is unlocked.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 6:30 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:

'XIII Century: Death or Glory' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 6:26 a.m. PST | Filed under News

XIII Century: Death or Glory is a 3D RTS that combines Risk-style global strategy gameplay with real-time tactical action, immersing you in the Middle Ages, into a world of noble knights, ruthless nomads, courageous deeds and internal wars.

'Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts' - v2.202 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 5:29 a.m. PST | Filed under News

COH: Opposing Fronts allows players to fight as the tenacious British 2nd Army during the heroic WWII liberation of Caen, France, and command the German Panzer Elite as they struggle to repel the largest airborne invasion in history. This v2.202 allows you to unlock COH & expansion in the Gold Edition with one key.

'Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games' (ALL) Sells Five Million Worldwide

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 5:20 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games players will compete in events (100m track, table tennis, swimming etc.) that take place in venues based on the official Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, against a supporting cast of characters from the worlds of both Mario and Sonic, including Luigi, Knuckles, Yoshi, Tails and more.

'SimCity Societies' - v1.02.119 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 5:14 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Featuring an all-new, revolutionary feature set, SimCity Societies allows players to construct not only the cities they desire, but create their cultures, societal behaviors and environments as well. This new patch adds performance improvements, a variety of user interface enhancements, and the UFO Attack!

'Empire: Total War' Developer Diaries - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 5:09 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire: Total War, the new installment in The Creative Assembly’s Total War RTS franchise, will maintain the series 3D battles, grand turn based campaign map and rich historical flavor while for the first time introducing 3D naval combat into the series. Creative Assembly's Writer and Designer Mike Brunton tells us more ...

'Dream Pinball' (NDS/Wii) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 4:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Zuxxez's Dream Pinball, developed by Topware, is a pinball simulator creating an authentic pinball experience with refined controls that capitalize on the unique qualities each platform.

NDS Review - 'Neves'

by Keith Durocher on March 5, 2008 @ 4:52 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

Neves challenges players to think critically as they align pieces and build figures that correspond to a silhouette. Each puzzle features seven wooden blocks, requiring the player to combine them to form specific figures ranging from simple items, like a sword or key, to more complicated ones, such as birds or airplanes.

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) to Get v1.2 Patch - Details

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 4:50 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Buckle up and prepare to unleash automotive anarchy in the ultimate burner’s paradise. Burnout 5 gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground, with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. Criterion Games is hard at working on a new patch fixing a slew of issues.

'Crime City' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 4:43 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Crime City is a fast paced point & click casual game in which speed and strategy are important. You are part of an elite police unit trained in high speed pursuit and motorized urban tactics whose mission is to intervene rapidly and intercept any and all threats to the public before any harm be done.

'Major League Baseball 2K8' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on March 5, 2008 @ 4:38 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Revolutionizing your control of the five tools in baseball are brand new pitching, fielding and base-running controls and completely overhauled batting interface. Featuring a totally unique trading card mode, robust Minor League system, all-new Signature Style animations for 2008 and more, MLB 2K8 brings a new level of fun to the virtual baseball world.