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'Afro Samurai' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 10:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the animated TV series, Afro Samurai is the cutting edge game that delivers a new kind of cinematic game experience, a living episode that offers addictive, immersive and compelling gameplay that’s literally dripping in style.

Namco Bandai's Editors' Day 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 8:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Namco Bandai's Editor's Day 2008 lineup:

'Team Fortress 2' Goldrush Map - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 6:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Team Fortress 2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next-gen animation technology, persistent player statistics, etc... Goldrush is coming in the next few weeks, while the medic is getting 3 new weapons (The Blutsaugher, Critzcrieg and the Ubersaw) as well as 36 new achievements.

Various Game Trailers #1319

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 5:53 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:

  • Iron Man [ALL] - Comic-Con Trailer
  • Facebreaker [ALL] - Trailer #3

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

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 5:50 p.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.

Original 'Soulcalibur' (DC) Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 5:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday Namco Bandai held its annual Gamer's Day and apart from revealing SoulCalibur IV's release date, it also announced that the original Dreamcast title is coming exclusively to Xbox Live Arcade. As with most XBLA title SoulCalibur will get upgraded graphics, and leaderboards spanning every character and mode, but unfortunately no multiplayer over Live, only local-play Versus mode, as well as standard Arcade, Training, and Survival modes. Currently scheduled for summer 2008 release.

'Death Jr.: Root of Evil' (Wii) - Features & Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience life after death as the Grim Reaper’s teenage son Death Jr. (aka DJ), and his school sweetheart Pandora, as they embark on a journey to free DJ’s captured father and complete their school science project at the same time! Eidos is bringing Death Jr. to the Wii with 480p support, split screen co-op, voiceovers, improved textures and more.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 4:49 p.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:

'Rocky & Bullwinkle' (X360) DVD Giveaway Contest

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 4:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ZEN Studios announced a Rocky & Bullwinkle DVD giveaway contest to coincide with the release of its new fast-paced party game on Xbox Live Arcade, Rocky & Bullwinkle. Be among the first to earn all 13 Rocky & Bullwinkle XBLA game achievements for your chance to win!

'Street Football' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Street Football combines adventure, platforms and challenges in the form of mini games. A group of young kids in Marseilles, France play street football with the other kids in the city. They realize that all around the world other kids are playing street football, so they decide to organize the first Street Football World Cup.

'Metal Gear Online' (PS3) Beta Available for Download

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MGS4: Guns of the Patriots is set in a war-torn future where huge conglomerates, including those in the Middle East and South America, fight for supremacy using armies of hand-picked mercenaries. As promised Konami has made the 741mb Metal Gear Online Beta available for download through the PlayStation Store, although it won't be playable until April 21st.

'Pirates of the Burning Sea' Shuts Down Several Game Servers

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flying Labs' Pirates of the Burning Sea is a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game set in the Caribbean islands of the 18th Century. You play a bold sea captain, master of your own ship and crew, as you seek glory and adventure across the trackless deep. In order to increase population density and emphasize key game features Flying Labs has shut down 7 of its 11 available servers.

'Opoona' (Wii) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Opoona is a "lifestyle RPG," where you, as Opoona, descendant of brave warriors, known as Cosmo Guards, must adapt to a new environment, meet new people, get a job, all while becoming aware of the precious world and people surrounding him.

'All Points Bulletin' (X360/PC) Also Coming to PS3 ?

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Real Time Worlds' All Points Bulletin is a massively multiplayer online freeform combat and driving-based game, designed by the creator of the original Grand Theft Auto franchise, bringing players into a living, breathing city where cash is king and territory equals respect. An interview with RTW's Dave Jones discussing the recent $50 million investment it received Jones revealed that it is looking into maybe bringing APB onto the PS3, but no decisions have been finalized yet.

'Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns' (NDS) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns, combining zany characters and hilarious dialogue with hardcore dungeon RPG gameplay, making it stand out from the crowd with more game content, combat options, a unique and memorable RPG experience.

'Mass Effect' (PC) System Requirements

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Re-designed for the PC, Mass Effect invites players to take the role of Commander Shepard as they set out on an adventure to save the galaxy from imminent destruction. Wrought with treachery, heroism, difficult decisions and a universe filled with unique and colorful species, Mass Effect delivers a truly compelling storyline.

'Ford Racing Off Road' (PSP/PS2/Wii/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ford Racing Off Road takes the franchise away from the tracks and urban streets of its predecessors to rugged and tough terrain for the very first time, introducing the prestigious Land Rover brand, which, like Ford, has a long heritage of producing pioneering off road vehicles.

'Build-A-Bear Workshop: A Friend Fur All Seasons' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Build-A-Bear Workshop: A Friend Fur All Seasons is a party game where up to four players can participate by personalizing their own furry friend, playing the mini games for medals, experiencing adventure mode, and using the medals to ‘purchase’ more outfits and accessories.

'NFL Head Coach 09' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Put on your headset, grab your clipboard and see if you have what it takes to be the boss in NFL Head Coach 09, a unique NFL experience that gives gamers the power to make decisions that define their career and ultimately the fate of their franchise as a head coach in the NFL.

NCsoft Rolls Out New Microtransaction System for MMOs

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft unveiled the details of a new micro-transaction system called NCcoin that will allow customers to use real-world money to purchase in-game items and upgrades.

'SingStar Vol. 2' (PS3) Announced - Facts & Features

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 7:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the original SingStar for PS3 has yet to be released in North American, Sony Europe is already prepping a sequel. Even though the original allows gamers to expand their tracklist through the constantly updated Singstore, Vol. 2 not only add 30 new tracks, but also a new Harmony Duet mode, and browsing of the Singstore via PSP.

'Star Soldier R' Coming to WiiWare - Facts, Features, Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 7:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hudson announced that it is bringing its classic tournament-style outer space side scroller/shooter Star Soldier R to WiiWare.

Petroglyph Developing Free-to-Play MMO

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 6:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Online game publisher True Games Interactive announced that it is partnering with Petroglyph, known for Empire/Universe At War, to develop an upcoming Free-to-Play micro-transaction based online game.

'Monster Madness: Grave Danger' (PS3) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 6:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Madness: Grave Danger follows in the footsteps of Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia with 4 player co-op gameplay, an all new polished look and a number of new/improved features. Based on fan feedback from the original every Zombie, Werewolf and Vampire has been recalled to square one.

'The Sims' Celebrates 100 Million Units Sold Worldwide

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 6:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced that The Sims has reached a significant entertainment milestone, celebrating 100 million units sold worldwide since its launch in 2000 and has gone on to become the best-selling PC game franchise of all time.

Nintendo's Media Summit 2008 WiiWare Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday we had assets from Nintendo's Media Summit 2008 Wii/NDS lineup, and today you can check out new screens and trailers from the following upcoming WiiWare titles :

Encore Signs North American Publishing Agreement With Microids

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encore has signed a publishing agreement with Microids to publish the whole Microids games portfolio in North America starting with the back catalog as well as four upcoming new titles such as Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon, Sinking Island, Still Life 2, and "Nostradamus

'Secret Agent Clank' (PSP) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

High Impact Games is working on a new installment in the Ratchet & Clank series, but this time Clank is going solo. As it has not yet officially been announced details are thin, but in Secret Agent Clank, Ratchet has been imprisoned and you have to clear his name by going all James Bond spy-like.

'Penumbra: Requiem' Announced

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox announced an expansion to indie developer Frictional Games' horror series Penumbra. In the bizarre world of Penumbra: Requiem players will experience another psychological thrill on a level unheard of before Penumbra: Black Plague. This time telling what is real and what is not will be even harder and not always trusting your senses will be essential in order to survive.

'Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2' (PSP) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 5:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'TrackMania Nations Forever' - Full Free Game Available NOW

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TrackMania Nations Forever is a new "Forever" version of the Stadium environment, a solid solo mode and 65 brand new, progressively difficult tracks. TrackMania Nations Forever unites an even larger number of players thanks to its multiplayer modes, online functions and interactivity between players.

PC Review - 'Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut'

by Alan Butterworth on April 16, 2008 @ 3:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Shrouded in secrecy and feared for their ruthlessness, you play the role of Altair, an Assassin intend to stop the hostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict and throw the environment into chaos and shape events during this pivotal moment in history. Assassin's Creed on PC features four brand new exclusive types of investigations.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'GripShift'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on April 16, 2008 @ 3:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

GripShift combines automotive and puzzle solving skills across 120 challenging levels, 25 rubber burning race tracks and 20 deadly deathmatch arenas across four themed worlds.

'Stargate Worlds' - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 1:58 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.

'Men Of War' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 1:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Men of War is 1C Company's latest RTS, taking place in Europe during the height of WWII. The story unfolds across three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers.

'Air Traffic Chaos' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on April 16, 2008 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco announced Air Traffic Chaos, developed by Sonic Powered Co., thrusting players into the hotseat of an air traffic controller whose job is to safely manage a myriad of takeoffs and landings at busy airports around the world.