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Various Game Trailers #1309

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 6:41 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:

  • Project Origin [PS3/X360/PC] - Abomination Trailer
  • Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm [XBLA/PC] - Trailer #2
  • Spore [ALL] - Behind the Scenes Trailer

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

EA Confirms 'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) Not on PC

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 4:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When EA announced Madden NFL 09 last week, a slew of platforms were listed but curiously enough it made no mention of a PC version. In updating his blog, EA Sports president Peter Moore confirmed that when Madden NFL 09 launches on August 12 there will be no PC edition due to "very serious business challenges to us in the sports category, particularly because so many of you all are playing your favorite sports games on the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii."

'Drone Tactics' (NDS) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drone Tactics is a game of mechanized strategy RPG warfare that has you command a squad of insect Drones, choosing from over 100 weapons, upgrades, and power-ups to optimize your forces as you confront the oppressive Black Swarm.

Championship Gaming Series 2008 European Qualifier and Draft events

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Championship Gaming Series (CGS) announced its 2008 Qualifier and Draft events for Europe. Top European gamers will compete for a share of 35,000 euros in prize money and the attention of CGS General Managers who will be evaluating and choosing the best gaming talent for their respective teams.

'Sam & Max 205: What's New, Beelzebub?' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 1:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Judgment day is at hand, and it's time for a showdown with the guy downstairs to bargain for Bosco's soul. But in the corporate wasteland known as Hell, not even the Freelance Police are safe from eternal damnation. Can Sam & Max fight free from Satan's grasp, or have they reached the end of the line?

'Crysis' - v1.3 Patch in the Works

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT | 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. Crytek's latest status update reveals a v1.3 patch is in development and while there is no release date set yet, it will not only include bug fixes and further gameplay balancing, but also introduce new features.

'UEFA EURO 2008' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 12:57 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.

Former EALA Executive Appointed LucasArts President

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lucasfilm President Micheline Chau announced today that former EALA COO Darrell Rodriguez has been named president of its videogame division, replacing longtime LucasArts executive Jim Ward who resigned in February 2008.

Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller Coming This Week

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Dualshock 3 wireless controller will be available at North American retailers beginning this week for $54.99. Incorporating both the rumble feature and motion sensing SIXAXIS technologies for a more realistic, interactive and intuitive gaming experience, the Dualshock 3 replaces the SIXAXIS controller as its being phased out.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Spellborn, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, it uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine.

Penny Arcade & Hothead Games Launch Greenhouse Digital Distribition Network

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hothead Games and Penny Arcade have teamed up to launch a new distribution platform dedicated to supporting independent game development worldwide, offering gamers an alternative to traditional boxed games that otherwise may be overlooked in a crowded retail marketplace.

72% Of North America Plays Video Games

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to The NPD Group’s recent 'Online Gaming 2008' report, analyzing consumers’ behavior, time and money spent in this market, overall participation in gaming rose in 2007, from 64% in 2006 to currently 72% of the of the population, with half of that playing games online.

'Emergency Heroes' (Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emergency Heroes is an open world rescue driving game, where you can jump into 16 variations of next-gen rescue vehicles as a police officer, firefighter or EMT and navigate through the sprawling streets of San Alto, keeping citizens safe along the way.

'War Leaders: Clash of Nations' - German v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Leaders: Clash of Nations places gamers in the roles of the major leaders of WWII, including Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. Political, diplomatic and economic decision making will be key to success, while sound tactical strategies will ensure victory on the battlefield. This v1.1 patch improves stability, load times, performance, AI, path finding, and more ...

'SOCOM Confrontation' (PS3) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOCOM Confrontation focuses on online play and the global community and clans that support it, with support for Tournaments, Clan Ladders, and Leader Boards. Additionally, players will be able to modify their appearance through facial and physical customization.

'Combat Mission: Shock Force' - v1.08 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 8:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combat Mission: Shock Force is a tactical military simulation depicting a hypothetical near future conflict between NATO and Syrian forces in Syria. A new v1.8 patch adds 70 different changes, improvements, fixes and new features from the game graphics and effects to the tactical and defensive AI behaviors, pathfinding, spotting, line of sight, weapons and unit data and more!

'FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage' (X360/PC) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 8:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FlatOut Ultimate Carnage is rebuilt from the ground up and specifically developed to take advantage of the additional feature sets and improved processing ability to produce an entirely new, breathtaking FlatOut experience.

'LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures' (ALL) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 7:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Videogame is a tongue-in-cheek take on the first three cinematic adventures of pop culture’s most iconic archaeologist, including Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

'Sledgehammer' - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 6:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sledgehammer is a pure action game on wheels, a festival of demolition and speed, all in one. Drive the most powerful truck and destroy every opponent that you’ll find on the road or go to the multiplayer mode and decide who is the king of the highway.

'Gray Matter' Switches Developers, Gets Further Delayed

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 6:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed by Gabriel Knight 3's Jane Jensen, Gray Matter is an epic adventure game with a story that mixes eerie mysteries with supernatural events. Delayed last year until early 2008, dtp put the development in the hands of Wizarbox, who recently finished So Blonde, and as a result Gray Matter is a now scheduled for 2009.

'Europa Universalis: Rome' Goes Gold - Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 6:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EU: Rome will cover the time period from the first Punic War to the start of the true Empire. Players will have thousand of gameplay choices ranging from country, culture, provincial and character options etc., making each and every game infinitely customizable and unique.

'War Plan Pacific' Announced

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 6:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shrapnel Games announced that it has signed on to publish KE Studios' War Plan Pacific, a turn-based computer wargame for one or two players (IP based multiplayer capability) covering the entire war in the Pacific from 1941 until 1945.

'Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Action Forms' Cryostasis is a first person horror/action game where you play a meteorologist caught inside the "North Wind," an old nuclear ice-breaker, frozen in the ice many years ago. This steel beast once fought for its country, but it fell into an ice trap as did every living thing onboard.

'Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties' - v1.01 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 5:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties is AoE 3's the second expansion pack, engaging gamers of all ages and types n epic warfare in the Eastern world, and leading Japanese, Chinese and Indian civilizations to expand their empires.

'World of Warcraft' - v2.4.1 US/Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 4:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard has released yet another update for its MMORPG World of Warcraft. This v2.4.1 patch mostly fixes a few bugs with the combat log/ settings not being saved, sound, shading, as well as a bug with Tranquilizing Shot.

'Undercover: Dual Motives' (NDS) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 4:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Undercover: Dual Motives is a point & click adventure game where players take control of physicist and reluctant spy Dr. John Russell in his early days, investigating at a British research facility, and hunt for a Nazi nuclear bomb.

'Overclocked: A History of Violence' - ATI HD Hotfix Available NOW

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Overclocked, developed by House of Tales team, known for The Moment of Silence, is a psychological thriller which uses many technical innovations and a surprising narrative approach to form an eerily real gaming experience. This patch fixes a rendering issue with the ATI HD series chipset gfx cards.

'My Riding Stables' (NDS/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Finally the dream of your own estate comes true. Get ahead as a stable hand, raise sweet little foals and take excellent care of your guests in My Riding Stables. Give outstanding riding lessons and prepare your horses and students perfectly, so that they will be the riding stars of the future.

'Lost Empire: Immortals' - v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | 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.

PS2 Review - 'Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on April 2, 2008 @ 3:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Mana Khemia is a campus sim style RPG, where you can interact with classmates and professors to complete academic quests. You play as Vayne Aurelius, a novice alchemist who was invited to attend Al Revis Academy At the academy Vayne will meet human and not so human alchemists, and together you will solve the mysteries of alchemy.

'Wii Fit' (Wii) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wii Fit uses the Wii Balance Board, included with Wii Fit, 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.

'Construction Combat: Lock's Quest' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Construction Combat: Lock’s Quest is a new original adventure title game where players create a virtual world block-by-block to defend their homeland against invading enemies. With the use of the stylus players will be able to immerse themselves into the building and creating process.

'Mister Slime' (NDS) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 3:09 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.

'The Bourne Conspiracy' (PS3/X360) Gets Official Release Date

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy is a third-person espionage action game where players move from fistfights to firefights to experience sequences that, unlike any other game, seamlessly blend Bourne's signature hand-to-hand combat with intense shooting and the ability to escape and evade deadly situations.

'StuntMANIA!pro' - v2.6 Demo Available NOW

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

StuntMANIA!pro is a fast paced 3D car stunt driving game, where you get to perform the most amazing tricks and stunts in some really cool environments. This new versions adds a new visual effects and improved graphics, new rankings, new Air Speed Freak Challenge Game, new Bonus Roundup Challenge Game, etc...

Playing Violent Video Games Relaxes People

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new research project by Middlesex University psychologists Miss Jane Barnett and colleagues on 292 male and female online gamers playing the game World of Warcraft concluded that people who play violent games online actually feel more relaxed and less angry after they have played.

'Draft Day Sports: Baseball' Announced

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sports simulation games developer Wolverine Studios is proud to announce that PureSim Baseball series developer Shaun Sullivan has joined Wolverine Studios to produce Draft Day Sports: Baseball.

NCsoft Licenses Gamebryo Development Platform

by Rainier on April 2, 2008 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emergent Game Technologies announced that NCsoft, known for MMOs such as Lineage, Guild Wars and City of Heroes, has signed a licensing agreement for the Gamebryo video game development platform with the company’s North American business unit.