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'UEFA EURO 2008' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 8:45 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1308

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 8:30 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:

  • Overclocked: A History of Violence - Launch Trailer
  • Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 [PSP] - Trailer
  • Doodle Hex [NDS/Wii] - Basic Concept Tutorial

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

'Pirates of the Caribbean' Scribe Writes 'Halo' Movie Script

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 7:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Australian screenwriter Stuart Beattie, known for writing Pirates of the Caribbean, Collateral and most recently G.I. Joe and Gears of War movies, turns out to be a big Halo fan, and, according to Latino Review has penned a spec screenplay based on Eric Nylund's movel Halo: The Fall of Reach in an attempt to revive the project after movie studios Universal Studios and Fox backed out of the deal with Peter Jackson and Microsoft. A spec screenplay means "speculative," a term used for somebody writing a script on hisr own behalf, without payment.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (ALL) Passes UK's Stringent BBFC Certification

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 3:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in New York, Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV, situated around mysterious protagonist Nikolai. After the UK certification board BBFC gave Rockstar a hard time with Manhunt 2, it was going to be interesting to see what it would do with the imminent GTA IV, but apparently much ado about nothing, as it was just granted an 18+ approval rating for "strong violence, very strong language, sex and drug references."

'Baroque' (PS2/Wii) - 8 Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 2:57 p.m. PDT | 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.

THQ Acquires Casual Game Publisher Elephant Entertainment

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 2:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced the acquisition of casual and online games business Elephant Entertainment, and in conjunction also announced an exclusive, worldwide retail publishing agreement with cross-platform casual games company Oberon Media

Ex-Rainbow Studios Employees Form TimeFly Studios

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Former Rainbow Studios employees Brad Ruminer, Dennis Booth, and Glenn O'Bannon announced they have created their own independent video game development company. Located in Arizona, TimeFly Studios will be developing games based on licensed property as well as original game concepts from action/adventure to rhythm games to puzzle games.

'Haze' (PS3) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 12:50 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.

'NOMBZ: Night of a Million Billion Zombies' - v1.1 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 12:46 p.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! This patch improves performance and fixes a few issues/bugs.

'R-Type Command' (PSP) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus' R-Type Command is a deviation from the usual shoot 'em up genre into the tactical/RPG genre, giving fans of the franchise a chance to see all the units and enemies up close and personal, in 3D, while also adding 2 player versus mode.

Ubisoft Bringing Over 40 Titles To Steam

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve has signed a digital distribution agreement with Ubisoft to bring more than 40 of the French publisher's games, including Assassin's Creed, Far Cry, various Tom Clancy titles, to customers in Canada and the United States via Steam, and is currently offering up Assassin's Creed for pre-purchase.

'Saints Row 2' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ's Saints Row 2, using Volition's open-world engine, will offer new customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, all new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer.

'Army of Two' (PS3/X360) Multiplayer Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 11:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Army of Two will throw gamers into hot spots ripped from current-day headlines where they will utilize unique TWO man strategies and tactics while seamlessly transitioning between playing with AI and a live player. EA released a 1.3Gb playable demo for Army of Two, available everywhere except Germany, allowing you to try a 2 player co-op training sessions and a mission set in Somalia.

'Mountain Bike Adrenaline' (PS2) Coming to PC

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mountain Bike Adrenaline features four game modes, incredible locations like Hawai and Grand Canyon and six characters to choose from. The PC edition will bring enhanced graphics and even more sensations of freedom.

'Dreamlords: The Reawakening' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A MMO-cross genre game combining role playing aspects with an RTS combat mode, Dreamlords: The Reawakening continues the story where the original game left off, the world ended in a cosmic disaster and the Cynos had to put the world to sleep to heal itself. Everything went black but after eons of silence, the Dreamlords reawakens and begins to put the world back together.

'The Immortals of Terra: A Perry Rhodan Adventure' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 7:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Immortals of Terra is an epic space adventure set in 1346 New Galactic Era, 4934 AD, starring Perry Rhodan. This breathtaking story takes the player from the very top of a majestic floating palace, through the midst of intergalactic intrigue, to deep below the surface of incredible alien worlds.

'Monster Hunter Freedom 2nd G' (PSP) Sells Over A Million in First Week

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 7:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, known in Europe/North America as Monster Hunter Freedom, is an expansion for Capcom's multiplayer RPG, adding new equipment, monsters, and missions. Launched March 27, Capcom announced that Monster Hunter Freedom 2G has shipped over 1 million units in Japan.

'Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 6:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chocobos are probably one of the most recognizable characters of the Final Fantasy universe, and that is why Square Enix decided to give the yellow featherlings their own RPG. In Chocobo's Dungeon some dark power has stolen your friends' memories and you need to retrieve their identities.

PC Review - 'My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie's Party Parade'

by Tim McDonald on April 1, 2008 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

My Little Pony: Pinkie Pie’s Party Parade challenges players to help Pinkie Pie and her pony pals prepare for the best Ponyville Birthday Party Parade ever. Players will help Pinkie Pie make the prettiest tiara, join Star Song in decorating the Teapot Palace, and practice dance steps with Toola-Roola, all while preparing for the Party Parade.

'Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit' (PS3/X360) - 27 Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit is Namco Bandai's next title in the DBZ franchise. Burst Limit will be similar to the DBZ: Budokai Tenkaichi series (published by Atari in Europe and North America) and have online multiplayer, be cut-scene driven and support 16/9.

Wii Review - 'Worms: A Space Oddity'

by Brad Hilderbrand on April 1, 2008 @ 5:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 4:48 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:

'Mozart' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mozart is a 3rd person point & click adventure game where you get submerged in the historical setting of Prague, with its legendary places and architectural treasures combing roman, gothic and baroque styles.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' (ALL) Variety Map Pack Delayed a Week

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 4:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision and Infinity Ward are planning a new offensive with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Game of the Year Edition and the downloadable Variety Map Pack, a series of new multiplayer maps, both scheduled for release on April 10 (early May for PS3).

'The Sims 2: Free Time' - Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 4:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA's latest expansion pack for The Sims 2, Free Time, giving your Sims the ability to perform casual tasks, jobs around the house or all sort of hobbies.

'SOCOM III' (PS2) Gets Free Map Pack

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA has released a new "free" map pack for SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs and SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Combined Assault, which includes the classic SOCOM and SOCOM II maps Crossroads, Fishhook, Frostfire and Guidance.

'Stargate Worlds' - Screens

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 4:11 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.

'PureSim Baseball 2007' - v1.71 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 1, 2008 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PureSim Baseball 2007 lets the slugger in you design your own teams and leagues, giving you the opportunity to field a real 'fantasy' team against any opponent in online or offline play. The new 1.71 update adds a new roster size option of 40, simulation speed, AI and stat improvements, support for the new 2007 Lahman Database, allowing you to play with the latest real players and teams as well as historical ones.