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'Rock Band' (ALL) to Debut New Motley Crue Song Later This Week

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 3:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band allows you to perform music from the world’s biggest rock artists with your friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone, in addition to offering online connectivity. On top of the 3 tracks revealed last week, Mötley Crüe will be the first group to release a brand-new song as playable track on Xbox Live and PSN later this week.

Various Game Trailers #1317

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 3:52 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:

  • LittleBigPlanet [PS3] - Play Create Share Trailer
  • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men - The Dope Bag Trailer
  • Hail to the Chimp [PS3/X360] - Trailer (2)


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

'No Time For Dragons' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 3:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

No Time For Dragons is an RPG based on Russian sci-fi novels, where you, as young sorceress Telle, must learn and master the magic of the four elements, totem spells, cold steel and fire-arms and take a magical and personal journey of discovery testing your nerve and faith.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Coming to Non-Xbox 360 Platform In August

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 2:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band allows you to perform music from the world’s biggest rock artists with your friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone, in addition to offering online connectivity. Last week EA finally revealed that it would be releasing Rock Band in Europe on May 23, but only on Xbox 360 as Microsoft scored a timed exclusive. Apart from the pricing outrage (inexplicably the bundle in twice as expensive) it turns out PS2, Wii and PS3 gamers will have to wait until August.

'Home Sweet Home' Coming to WiiWare - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Home Sweet Home is a home design game where you will listen and learn about your clients tastes, create fabulous designs for them, and then direct your build team to assemble it all in front of your eyes.

'CrimeCraft' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 12:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed last year when it licensed the Unreal Engine 3, Vogster Interactive's CrimeCraft is an MMO that combines the action of a tactical shooter with the strategy of an RPG. Set in a modern world you take part in the political, economical and social life of a big city.

'Mortal Online' Announced

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mortal Online is a next generation PC MMORPG both in terms of graphics and gameplay. There are no PvP zones, only an open realistic world where you are free to choose your own path. Experience true real-time combat where you decide every move your character makes and where your personal skill really matters.

'Moon' (NDS) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 11:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moon, previously known under the working title Project M, is a sci-fi, action-adventure title, placing gamers on the cold lunar surface in the year 2058. Researchers are shocked to find a sealed, alien hatch during construction of a new lunar base, but it's a shock that soon pales in comparison to what they find beyond the hatch.

'Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods' Announced

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 11:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods is an addon for Jwood's action/RPG and will answer many open questions and guarantee a seamless step to Gothic 4. Once more you take on the role of the nameless Hero and again you have to raise your sword in anger to save the world of Gothic.

'Rocky and Bullwinkle' And 'Battlezone' This Week's XBLA Titles - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the cartoon 1960s series, Rocky and Bullwinkle is a fast and fun party experience packed with more than 100 micro games. Battlezone is an enhanced version of the tank vs. tank action classic adding new multiplayer modes for up to two players both locally and over Xbox Live. Both titles will be available on Xbox Live Arcade Wed., April 16, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (1:00 a.m. PDT).

Game Developer Salary Survey Reveals Average Pay

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

People looking to get into the game industry might be interested to know that Game Developer magazine has released the results of its 7th annual Game Developer Salary Survey, calculating an average American game industry salary in 2007 of $73,600, slightly up from 2006’s figure of $73,316.

'Turok' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turok is an epic, story-driven FPS set on a dark, mysterious planet in the near future. Take on the role of former Black Ops turned Special Forces commando Joseph Turok on a mission to take down a war criminal on a genetically altered planet.

The Ant Commandos Reveals Spring 2008 Peripheral Lineup

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Ant Commandos announced its upcoming lineup of products hitting retail this spring. The new lineup includes the first-ever guitar controllers to offer 4-in-1 compatibility, with all of its new guitars being 100% compatible with all Guitar Hero and Rock Band games for PS2 and PS3

'Pipe Mania Puzzle Madness' (ALL) Game Details - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Announced Feb. 2007, in Pipe Mania you must lay down a pre-ordained set of pipes on a tiled grid in order to keep the constantly flowing Flooze moving for as long as possible without it spilling out. The game requires quick thinking, hand-eye coordination, forward thinking and keen spatial awareness.

'Iron Man' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Iron Man, an explosive third-person action shooter game that pits one of the world’s most renowned Super Heroes against unspeakable odds, draws its story from the upcoming movie while incorporating story elements from original Iron Man comic books.

'Cal Ripken's Real Baseball' Cinco de Mayo Tournament

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Netamin announced that it would host a large tournament for its massively multiplayer online sports game Cal Ripken's Real Baseball, which will begin on May 5, 2008, Cinco de Mayo.

Take-Two Opens Shop In Asia

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take-Two announced that Hubert Larenaudie, a senior executive with more than 15 years’ experience in building successful Asia Pacific businesses, has joined the company to spearhead its expansion initiatives in this rapidly growing region.

'Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon' (NDS) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed at E3 2007, Rising Star Games is bringing Rune Factory: A Fantasy Harvest Moon to Europe. You awaken to find yourself in an unfamiliar village with no memory of who you are or how you arrived. Mist, a beautiful young woman comes to your aid and helps you start to build a life for yourself…on a farm. Till the land, grow crops, raise animals, catch fish and battle monsters!

'Europa Universalis: Rome' - Which Historical Ruler Are You? Quiz

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Think the attributes of the great historical leaders in the Roman era could not be applicable today? Then think again! Take our "Which historical ruler are you?" quiz and find out if you share personal traits with the likes of Hannibal and Marcus Antonius or if there is a Caesar lurking inside of you! Europa Universalis: Rome is scheduled to ship tomorrow in North America and on Friday in Europe.

Aspyr Developing NDS/PC Games Based On SAT Tests

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions and publisher/developer Aspyr Media have entered into a multi-year agreement in which Aspyr will bring Kaplan-branded interactive entertainment products to market. The first game under the deal will be an engaging, visually dynamic and unconventional title that is rooted solidly in Kaplan's SAT prep curriculum.

'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) Demo Already Delayed

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | 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. Atari first confirmed that there will be a demo released for PS3, X360 and PC in early May, but much like the game then changed it all saying only an X360 version is planned "around launch" (which is June 24).

Wii Preview - 'Battle of the Bands'

by Judy on April 14, 2008 @ 5:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 5:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed last week, Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 features beautiful new courses and wacky characters, along with hundreds of customization options including clothes, accessories, and equipment. Additionally, the game brings a wide range of exciting multiplayer options including 16-player online tournaments and ad hoc capability for one-on-one or Stroke Mode challenges.

Two Classic Titles Added to the Wii Shop Channel

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 5:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added yet another 3 classic games to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles:Fantasy Zone, and Mega Turrican.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 5:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.

'Universe at War: Earth Assault' (X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 4:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA's Universe at War: Earth Assault, developed by Petroglyph, is a combat-intensive RTS game enlisting players in an epic struggle to prevent total alien domination of planet Earth. SEGA has released a 545 mb demo that features Novus and the Hierarchy, two of the three factions you can play as in Universe at War: Earth Assault!

'Sadness' (Wii) Game Details Revealed - Screen

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking place prior to WWI, Sadness is a crime noir thriller with richly detailed characters and an engaging storyline. Developed by Poland-based developer Nibris, Sadness is the first Wii title to be presented entirely in black-and-white, where players will need to confront their greatest fears and protect themselves in hopes of not getting trapped inside the main character’s nightmare.

PSP Review - 'God of War: Chains of Olympus'

by Tim McCullough on April 14, 2008 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In God of War: Chains of Olympus, Kratos will journey to lands that no mortal has ever walked upon. With the world plunged in eternal darkness and the Gods rendered powerless, Kratos will face the most feared creatures of Greek Mythology, and ultimately be forced to choose between his own personal redemption and saving the ancient world from certain destruction.

'Dawn of Fantasy' (X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dawn of Fantasy is a 3D MMORTS/RPG under development at Reverie World Studios. Set in Medieval times, featuring 6 playable races (Human, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, Dragons), day & night cycle, you decide whether you want to follow the good or evil path.

'Gran Turismo 5' (PS3) Possibly Coming to PC

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While GT 5 Prologue is already available in Europe, it will not show up in stores on Blu-ray, or downloadable on PSN until April 15. Even further out is the actual full GT5 game, which according to SCEA associate producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda is still about a year away. While the franchise is unlikely to appear on any non-Sony consoles, Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi revealed in an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard that Gran Turismo 5 might make an appearance on the PC.

'La Tale' Coming to North America

by Rainier on April 14, 2008 @ 12:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MMO provider OGPlanet announced that it is bringing La Tale, a side-scrolling MMORPG featuring whimsical art style and detailed 2D worlds, to North America.