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'Deca Sports' (Wii) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 5:19 p.m. PDT | 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.

Various Game Trailers #1318

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 5:17 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:

  • Theatre of War - Trailer #13
  • Precursors [X360/PC] - Trailer #2
  • Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures [X360/PC] - Launch Trailer
  • Age of Pirates: Captain Blood - Trailer


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

'Soulcalibur IV' (PS3/X360) Gets Ltd. Edition and Release Date

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 5:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Swords will be honed and weapons optimized in Soulcalibur IV, delivering new gameplay modes, characters and enhanced features with unprecedented 3D modeling and animation, Soulcalibur IV will be the definitive fighting game experience. SC 4 will hit retail stores July 29, and a Limited Edition will include the game, art book, t-shirt, tournament bracket and, unidentified, exclusive downloadable content, all wrapped in a tin box.

'Kawasaki Snow Mobiles' (Wii) - Facts & Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Skip across the tundra, power over freshly settled snow and feel the thrill of overtaking your opponents at high speed whilst pulling off some crazy stunts. Kawasaki Snow Mobiles delivers a thrilling sensation of speed and snow! These are awesome machines in amazing environments. Climb aboard for the thrill of a lifetime.

'Bionic Commando Rearmed' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets An M Rating

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando Rearmed is a makeover of the classic 8-bit game originally released 20 years ago, but with updated visuals, new weapons, online rankings, a reworked musical score and the addition of a 2-player co-op mode. The ESRB has classified the remake too graphic (mainly due to the head-splosive ending) and has slapped Bionic Commando Rearmed with a Mature rating.

'Guitar Hero: Aerosmith' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 4:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fire up the fret board, crank the amp to 11 and get ready to rock this way with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. Play through Aerosmith's career, bands they performed with, venues they played. Pre-order Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and get access to a special bundle which includes the game, guitar, exclusive Aerosmith faceplate, and a Aerosmith tour book.

'Beijing 2008' (ALL) Olympic Cover Athletes Signed - Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 3:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beijing 2008: the Official Video Game of the Olympic Games will be an authentic simulation of over 35 events from the upcoming Olympic Games and will allow gamers to experience the thrill of competing in many of the official venues. SEGA announced that it has signed top U.S. gold medal contenders Amanda Beard, Tyson Gay, Nastia Liukin and Reese Hoffa to appear on the cover.

Midway Announces Executive Promotions

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 3:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway Games announced that Miguel Iribarren has been promoted to Senior Vice President – Publishing of Midway Games Inc., and that Martin Spiess has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President, International of Midway Games Ltd., a subsidiary of Midway Games Inc.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Goes On Tour With Motley Crue

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band will be joining Mötley Crüe on tour for this year’s CRÜE FEST, a 40-city summer blockbuster that will see the Crüe headlining an all-star bill featuring Buckcherry, Papa Roach, Sixx: A.M. and Trapt. At each stop on tour, the fold-out Rock Band Second Stage Experience will give fans the on-site opportunity to become their very own rock star.

'Battlefield: Bad Company' (PS3/X360) Pins Down Release Date, Gold Ed. Details

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital Illusions' Battlefield: Bad Company drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge.

'No Time For Dragons' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Announced yesterday, 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.

DC Comics Makes 'Prototype' (PS3/X360/PC) Comic Book Series

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 12:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prototype tells the story of Alex Mercer - a man haunted by his past, fighting a secret war in New York City. As the action spirals out of control, a conspiracy tied to his origins threatens the future of mankind itself. Sierra has teamed up with DC Comics to publish an all-new comic book series based on its open-world action game Prototype, set to debut this August via DC’s WildStorm imprint.

Nintendo's Media Summit 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Nintendo's Media Summit 2008 lineup:

Activision Halts 'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' Support, Splash Soldiers On

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ET: QW pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in this team-based online strategic shooter. Splash Damage revealed that Activision is no longer supporting the PC edition of ET:QW but that the v1.5 patch (a beta version was released earlier) is still in development internally and is scheduled for release later this month.

'Beltion: Beyond Ritual' - 3 Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | 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.

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) to Get Three New Multiplayer Modes

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | 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 has 3 brand new FreeBurn game modes in the final phase of testing: Stunt Run, Road Rage and Marked Man.

'Haze' (PS3) to Get 4 Player Co-op / Campaign Demo - Screen

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 10:24 a.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. Ubisoft announced the imminent release of a playable demo giving gamers a taste of not only the single-player campaign in Haze, but will also allow up to four-player, drop-in drop-out co-op play online.

'TrackMania United' Becomes 'Nations Forever' With Free Upgrade, Available NOW

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TrackMania United bundles all TrackMania games & addons released until now. The Stadium environment from TrackMania Nations will benefit from a new version with twice more blocks, while integrating a whole new set of functionalities both for online and solo play. This free addon brings your retail game up to par with the TrackMania Nations Forever release, coming tomorrow.

'Hail to the Chimp' (PS3/X360) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | 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.

TUSK Interactive Developing With XNA

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tusk interactive, founded by former DICE Canada lead designer Armando "Aj" Marini, announced that it is using Microsoft's XNA game studio for the development of its upcoming title.

'Heavy Duty' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heavy Duty is a 3rd person action shooter where the player controls a huge war robot to save his planet from enemy attacks. The game utilizes advanced technology with innovative gameplay features never before achieved in video games.

Ocean Media Becomes Official NDS Developer

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Croatia based developer Ocean Media has been granted NDS developer status by Nintendo. After being a innovation contest winner at the Game Connection Event, Lyon 2007 a lot of inquiries were made for NDS/Wii titles, so henceforth Ocean Media's doors are open to publishers, production houses, media groups and license holders to start discussing potential DS projects. Ocean Media plans to port its advanced Xtrema Physics 2D technology to DS and prototype several innovative games.

'Rainbow Six Vegas 2' (ALL) - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rainbow Six Vegas 2 adds new gameplay features and more stunning visuals. Players will encounter a solo campaign that uses new tactical possibilities in various locations around Sin City, co-op and adversarial modes, while providing unprecedented interaction between the solo and multiplayer experience.

'Wii Fit' (Wii) Gets Priced in North America

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 6:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wii Fit uses the Wii Balance Board for an extensive array of fun and dynamic activities, including aerobics, yoga, muscle stretches and games. Many of these activities provide a "core" workout, a popular exercise method that emphasizes slower, controlled motions. Wii Fit and the Wii Balance Board will be bundled and sold together for $89.99.

PC Preview - 'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on April 15, 2008 @ 5:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Don King Presents: Prizefighter' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 4:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Don King Presents: Prizefighter is a documentary-style boxing game, developed by Rocky: Legends' Venom Games, featuring a documentary-style narrative career mode, training, and will require you to also manage personal relationships outside of the ring.

PS3 Review - 'Lost Planet: Extreme Condition'

by Mark Buckingham on April 15, 2008 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Lost Planet is a sci-fi action shooter set within the merciless frozen tundra of a hostile planet, humans struggle for survival as conflicts arise between man, the surrounding indigenous creatures and the monstrous beings that have invaded.

'City Life' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 4:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Create exactly the city you want: build uniquely-designed buildings out of over 150 available structures, from residences to corporate skyscrapers. Improve the quality of life by providing recreational and entertainment opportunities-without letting taxes spiral out of control.

Sony Rolls Out v2.30 PS3 Firmware Update

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised Sony has rolled out the v2.30 PS3 system software update, not only revamping the Playstation Store, but also adding DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS-HD High Resolution Audio. Some new content has also been added: SEGA Superstars Tennis demo, Super Stardust HD Solo Add-on Pack ($4.99), Lair Dragons and Control Pack (free). Later this week Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be available and the Metal Gear Solid Online beta will launch.

'Soulcalibur IV' (PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Swords will be honed and weapons optimized in Namco Bandai's Soulcalibur IV. Delivering new gameplay modes, characters and enhanced features with unprecedented 3D modeling and animation, Soulcalibur IV will be the definitive fighting game experience.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 3:11 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:

'Halo 3' (X360) Legendary Map Pack Now on Xbox Live

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft and Bungie once more continue the fight as it has just released the next wave of Halo 3 downloadable content on Xbox Live Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points. The 410mb Legendary Map Pack introduces three new maps to the title’s multiplayer experience, Ghost Town, Avalanche, and Blackout!

'Mister Slime' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games has signed a publishing agreement with Lexis Numérique for its newest old-school 2D side-scroller action adventure game, Mister Slime, featuring clever “elastic” controls.

Ubisoft Acquires Its First Development Studio in India

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announces that it has concluded an agreement with Gameloft to acquire its video game development studio based in Pune, India. The studio will initially focus on porting titles to handhelds and reinforcing Ubisoft’s testing teams. The goal is to become 200-people strong in 12 months time and to reach a team of 500 in the coming years.

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) Demo Servers Getting Shut Down

by Rainier on April 15, 2008 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | 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. EA revealed that on Thursday, May 17, it is shutting down the servers that allow the demo's online games to take place.