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'Mafia II' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 9:31 p.m. PST | Filed under News

2K Games' Mafia 2 features a deep mobster-driven narrative packed with both behind-the-wheel and on-foot action, developed by the original creators Illusion Softworks.

Various Game Trailers #1289

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 9:28 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:

  • Bangai-O Spirits [NDS] - Trailer #2
  • LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures [ALL] - Trailer #2


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

'Age of Pirates: Captain Blood' (X360/PC) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 7:30 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Pirates: Captain Blood is an action/rpg, based on the novels by Rafael Sabatini about the notorious Captain Blood. You assume the role of brave and noble pirate captain, Peter Blood, and follow his intriguing and amazing adventures in 1685 on the Spanish Main.

Infogrames Wants to Fully Own Atari

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 7:29 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Atari announced that it received a letter from Infogrames, its majority shareholder, regarding a non-binding expression of intent to acquire the outstanding common stock of Atari that it does not yet own.

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 7:25 p.m. PST | 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.

PlayStation Store Gets 'fl0w,' 'Guitar Hero III' and 'Rock Band' Tracks

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 7:17 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with Capcom's Rocketmen: Axis of Evil ($9.99), fl0w ($7.99) and Ape Escape: On the Loose ($14.99). Guitar Hero III: Modern Metal Track Pack (Avenged Sevenfold's Almost Easy, Thrice's The Arsonist, and Deftones' Hole in the earth, $6.25), Grateful Dead six-song pack (Casey Jones, Sugar Magnolia, Truckin, Franklin’s Tower, I Need A Miracle, and China Cat Sunflower, $1.99/$9.99). Apart from that, there was also a bunch of game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3' (PS2) Goes Gold - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 5:14 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 adds new innovative features, enhancements and customization options to the franchise. Battle through 20 unique stages using more than 40 of the most loved and feared characters from the animation phenomenon. Unleash the hidden chakra from within and experience the best yet from the series.

Activision Sponsors Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 5:07 p.m. PST | Filed under News

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announced that Activision, publisher behind the Guitar Hero phenomenon , has signed on as a new sponsor, supporting the museum’s efforts to collect, preserve and interpret the global impact of rock and roll music.

'Beltion: Beyond Ritual' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 4:56 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Beltion: Beyond Ritual is Rostok-Games' alternative fantasy RPG, in development since 2004. Beltion allows the player a freeform gameplay with a mix of fantasy and historical reality of medieval Europe.

Ubisoft Snags 'Arthur and the Minimoys' License From Atari

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 4:32 p.m. PST | Filed under News

Ubisoft has signed a exclusive worldwide license agreement with EuropaCorp for the Arthur and the Minimoys sequels The games will be available worldwide in conjunction with the next two films: Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard for Holiday 2009 and Arthur and the Two Worlds War for Holiday 2010.

'Naruto Shippuden: Ninja Destiny 2' (NDS) - Screens

by Judy on March 6, 2008 @ 2:51 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While the original was released only last month, Naruto: Ninja Destiny 2 is already in development. The sequel will pit 32 characters from the Naruto series against each other in high-energy combat featuring better graphics, improved frame rate and an all-new adventure mode.

'Guitar Hero' Player to Attempt Guinness World Record

by Judy on March 6, 2008 @ 2:47 p.m. PST | Filed under News

In celebration of the release of the inaugural Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition 2008 on Mar. 11, Guinness World Records will sponsor a record-setting Guitar Hero event in New York City that will witness the world's #1 Guitar Hero player establish the record for Single Player High Score.

GamersGate Signs 'XIII Century: Death or Glory' - Screens

by Judy on March 6, 2008 @ 2:41 p.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. GamersGate announced today that it has secured the exclusive digital release of the highly anticipated strategy game.

'Blue Dragon Plus' (NDS) - 4 New Screens

by Judy on March 6, 2008 @ 2:41 p.m. PST | Filed under News

While the X360 version of AQ Interactive's Blue Dragon is an RPG in which young adventurers battle evil with their blue shadow monsters, the NDS edition is a real time strategy title, similar to Revenant Wings, featuring the same five characters.

Thursday, March 6, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on March 6, 2008 @ 1:29 p.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:

'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock' (PS3/X360) March DLCs Revealed

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 10:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Activision revealed that two new Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock track packs are set to storm living rooms. Available today on XBLA/PSN is the Modern Metal pack, which includes Deftones' Hole in the Earth, Avenged Sevenfold's Almost Easy and Thrice's The Arsonist. On St. Patrick's Day, three songs from Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys will become available for free.

'Worms: A Space Oddity' (Wii) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 10:32 a.m. PST | Filed under News

THQ's Worms: A Space Oddity is the newest iteration of the humorous turn-based strategy game, marking the franchise debut on the Wii with a fresh visual style, new environmental settings, intuitive controls and even more customization options.

'Crysis' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 9:29 a.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.

'Edge of Twilight' (X360/PC) Also Coming to PS3

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 9:18 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Southpeak Interactive announced that Fuzzyeyes' 3rd-person post-apocalyptic action/adventure title Edge of Twilight, a dark, steampunk fantasy game in a world that has been split into separate realms of Day & Night, is coming to PS3, X360 and PC.

'Arcana Heart' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 9:11 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Based on Examu's 2006 arcade game, Atlus is bringing Arcana Heart, a 2D fighter bursting with gorgeous brawling anime-style beauties that will make your jaw drop with their looks (or their fists), to North America.

'The Orange Box' Gets Split Up, Sold Off

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 9:03 a.m. PST | Filed under News

The Orange Box includes Half-Life 2 (original + Ep. One and Two), Team Fortress 2, a class-based multiplayer addition, and physics-focused puzzle game Portal. Valve will start selling the Orange Box titles individually for $19.99-$29.99.

Meridian4 Signs 'Bus Driver' - Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 8:58 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Bus Driver is a realistic simulation of a bus driver's duty, offering over ten different kinds of buses to drive, an expansive city environment with various districts, and over two dozen routes with varying weather conditions set at differing times of day.

Codemasters Brings Majesco Titles to Europe

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 8:49 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Majesco announced a partnership with Codemasters to distribute a number of new titles to PAL territories, including: Nanostray 2, Toy Shop, Cake Mania 2 and Nancy Drew: The Mystery of the Clue Bender Society (NDS), and Wild Earth: African Safari, Our House and Cake Mania (Wii) along with several unannounced games for both platforms.

'Deca Sports' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 7:55 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Deca Sports, known in some parts of Europe as Sports Island, is an athletic offering, pulling together ten sporting events and pushing the player to their limits, fully using the Nunchuk/Wiimote to control your Mii like characters, including multiplayer.

'Europa Universalis III: In Nomine' Announced

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 7:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced a new expansion for its grand strategy game Europa Universalis III. EU III: In Nomine (requires Napoleon's Ambition) start in October 1399 and the coronation of Henry IV of England, offering over 50 more years of gameplay, experiencing the Byzantine Empire, Tamerlane and the end of the Hundred Years War.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (X360/PC) - 22 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 7:42 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan.

'NCAA Football 09' (ALL) First of Four Cover Athletes Signed

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 7:37 a.m. PST | Filed under News

NCAA Football 09 focuses on wide-open collegiate style gameplay featuring unique animations that you will only find in college football, unveiling the new Break Away Animation Engine which allows gamers to break in and out of moves. Each platforms gets his own cover athlete, the first being two time All-American recipient, Darren McFadden.

'The World Ends With You' (NDS) Gets Euro Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 6:24 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Square Enix's NDS exclusive The World Ends With You, previously known as It's a Wonderful World, made by the team behind Kingdom Hearts, is an anime-inspired fast-paced adventure game set in modern day Tokyo, from the team that made Kingdom Hearts.

'Lost Empire: Immortals' - New Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 6:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's 4X strategy game Lost Empire: Immortals is set in space featuring six playable races, each with their own compelling storyline who battle for domination of a vast empire.

'Unsolved Crimes' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 5:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Empire Interactive has signed Now Production's thrilling new crime detective adventure, Unsolved Crimes, bringing a new level of gaming excitement to the NDS integrating the thrills of an action game with the mental challenges of a 3D crime investigation.

'Witches' (PS3/X360/PC) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 4:46 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Witches is a next-gen 3rd person tactical combat game where players find themselves in terrifying dark medieval surroundings in an epic struggle for survival against the repellent deformed Hordes of the Beast, an evil creature that has established a reign of slavery and terror throughout the land.

'All Star Cheer Squad' (NDS/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 4:41 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In All Star Cheer Squad, players will immerse themselves into the world of competitive cheerleading as they experience the thrill and excitement of cheer through creativity, customization, style and teamwork.

NDS Preview - 'Bangai-O Spirits'

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 6, 2008 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

Bangai-O Spirits is an updated version of the original Dreamcast game. It features a level editor and cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes that supports up to four players.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Dark Sector'

by Brad Hilderbrand on March 6, 2008 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under Previews

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. Attacked by an unknown enemy, he awakens to find part of his body altered by an infection that has granted him inhuman abilities; now he must learn to evolve along with his powers, to survive and to become a hero.

'Gran Turismo 5 Prologue' (PS3) Tracks & Vehicles Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 4:35 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.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v4.9 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 4:35 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v4.9 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

'Loki' - v1.0.8.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 4:16 a.m. PST | Filed under News

A fantasy voyage through the great mythologies, Loki, an action/RPG, allows you to take on the role of one of the 4 heroes of the game, each drawn from a different mythology.

PS2 Review - 'Grim Grimoire'

by Geson Hatchett on March 6, 2008 @ 4:12 a.m. PST | Filed under Reviews

GrimGrimoire is a fantasy real time strategy, co-developed by Nippon Ichi Software and Vanillaware, in where players will take on the role of Lillet Blan, a young magician who is admitted to a prestigious yet mystical magic school; however, on the fifth day of school, everyone mysteriously vanishes.

'Aliens: Colonial Marines' (ALL) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 4:07 a.m. PST | Filed under News

In SEGA's squad-based first-person shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines, developed by Gearbox Software and based on the Aliens movie, players are part of a United States Colonial Marine squad and must prepare to face an Aliens assault more intense and horrific than ever before.

Mercury Steam Developing New Title for Konami

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 3:57 a.m. PST | Filed under News

While there is a total lack of any details, Mercury Steam, known for Codemasters' Jericho and 2005's Scrapland, revealed that is it working on a new title for Konami. Scheduled for release late 2009, early 2010, it will appear on PS3 and X360.

'Dominions 3: The Awakening' - v3.15 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 3:54 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Dominions 3: The Awakening is a turn-based strategy game set in a world of epic struggle between men, monsters, and gods. This v3.15 patch contains a mixture of cool new features and the elimination of a number of bugs.

'Carriers at War' - v1.02.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on March 6, 2008 @ 3:51 a.m. PST | Filed under News

Carriers at War is a re-make of SSG's the classic wargame, a WWII naval combat and strategy game set in the Pacific Theatre. Focusing heavily on carrier fleet command strategy, the player will have to use all of their naval prowess to best the enemy.