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'Mass Effect' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 4:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Fallout 3' (PS3/X360/PC) Will Get No Demo

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 4:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallout 3 places you in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence. Bethesda's Pete Hines said it, "there's no way to portion off a section and have it stand on its own without putting the whole game in the demo, which we're just not going to do. So no demo, sorry."

'Trauma Center: Under the Knife 2' (NDS) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 3:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus' fast-paced medical action is back, along with all of your favorite Trauma Center characters, numerous enhancements, new difficulty modes and new operations. Rejoin Derek and Angie as they deal with the unpredictable aftereffects of GUILT.

'UFO: Afterlight' - v1.6 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 2:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UFO: Afterlight is a mixture of squad based tactical action and global strategy with the gamer controlling the actions of elite ground troops, and the running and construction of an intricate network of interlinking bases while collecting resources. This v1.6 patch removed the cd check, and fixes a few bugs, crashes and other issues.

'Drone Tactics' (NDS) Black Swarm Mech Profiles - Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 2:55 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.

Interplay Classics Coming to Wii Virtual Console

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 2:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interplay announced that Earthworm Jim, Earthworm Jim 2, Boogerman, and Clayfighter, four of its franchise titles for the classic Sega Genesis videogame, will be available later this year on the Wii Virtual Console.

'Lost Cities' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Game - Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 11:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Risk it all on the expeditions of a lifetime in the card based game Lost Cities as it comes to life on Xbox Live Arcade. Draw from a pool of cards to amass the most points, play your cards wisely, take chances with your money, and create the best strategy to outwit your opponent on the road to victory.

'Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut' - First Patch in the Works

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Ubisoft revealed a first patch is in the works, which will address the majority of issues reported by fans (gfx glitches, choppy, freezing, crashing, missing gfx), as well as remove support for DX10.1, since its implementation needs to be reworked.

'Diamon Jones: Amulet of the World' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in 1930's Egypt, Amulet of the World is an adventure title which takes place among magnificent and picturesque sceneries of desert, gloomy London and even sacred Tibet. The country has turned into the focus of swindlers and old foxes who aim at nothing but treasures and money. The time of Majestic Pharaohs and Pyramids gone - the time of Tomb Raiders came!

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (ALL) Updated System Requirements

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game that brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan. Eidos/Funcom have updated last months system specs with more details...

Atari Brings 'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2' (PSP) to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress continues the frantic, action-packed, one-on-one battles for which the series is known. The game also introduces a new storyline based on the Naruto animated series, as well as a roster of more than 20 characters and frantic head-to-head multiplayer action with game-sharing capabilities.

High Voltage Software's Quantum3 Engine to Boost Wii's Graphical Capabilities

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

There is no question that the Nintendo Wii is the current sales leader of its generation, yet it is lagging behind in terms of its graphics and overall gaming technology. High Voltage Software strives to change this trend by creating Wii games that look like X360 or PS3 titles.

'Galactic Command: KnightBlade' (X360/PC) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Command: KnightBlade brings total immersion to the space combat genre. Gamers will live out and experience their entire career within the confines of their assigned command carrier. All in first person perspective inside the 350m long CV-KnightBlade; the second carrier in the Engstrom class to be built by GALCOM.

'Silent Hill 5' (PS3/X360) Now Called 'Silent Hill: Homecoming', Gets Dated

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Hill 5 is a psychological horror game thrusting players into a shadowy world of chaos and terror with atmospheric HD graphics, an all-new iconic and chilling soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka, and an original storyline that sheds new light on the desolate, fog-shrouded town of Silent Hill.

'They' (PS3/X360/PC) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 8:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

'They' is a first person mystery shooter featuring a technically future minded 3D engine with next generation effects, brand new gameplay elements and a revolutionary weapon system to survive the challenges ahead!

'Seven Kingdoms: Conquest ' - v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seven Kingdoms: Conquest offers strategy fans the choice to play as human or demon in epic battles spanning 6,000 years on Earth. Starting in ancient Egypt in 3000 B.C. and ending in a final battle on a futuristic Earth. This v1.04 patch vague "fixes some bugs and problems that have occurred."

'Galactic Command: Echo Squad SE' - Instant Action Scenario Available NOW

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Command: Echo Squad SE puts the player in the cockpit of an Echo fighter, where they'll lead the Galactic Command squadron in massive scale aerial and space combat engagement. This Instant Action scenario is a heavily revised version of the active duty combat scenario which appears at the end of the tutorial.

'Alone in the Dark ' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 7:34 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.

PS2/Wii/PS3/X360 Preview - 'TNA iMPACT!'

by Alicia on April 21, 2008 @ 7:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

TNA stands for Total Nonstop Action, so you can expect TNA iMPACT! to be more extreme and action-packed than competing WWE titles. TNA has a few little tweaks compared to regular wrestling, such as a six-sided arena, with game modes involving a cage and race for the belt.

Various Game Trailers #1323

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 7:00 a.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:

  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky - DirectX 10 Features Trailer
  • Iron Man [ALL] - Behind the Scenes Trailer #3
  • Speed Racer [PSP/PS2/Wii] - Trailer #3

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

'Fallout 3' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 6:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence.

'Midnight Club: Los Angeles' (PS3/X360) Gets Dated, Also Coming to PSP

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 6:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midnight Club: Los Angeles provides a seamless, breathtaking environment for everyone who loves to compete. With no load times, no tracks, and no rules, the game allows players to race who they want, when they want, and where they want in an unbelievable recreation of Los Angeles.

Realtime Worlds Buys Back 'All Points Bulletin' (X360/PC) from Webzen

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 5:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

APB is an MMOG featuring an immersive urban-based community where players choose between playing the criminals or catching the crooks, carrying out or thwart opposed crimes and build up areas of the city they control. The recent $50 million investment seems to be opening a lot of doors for RtW, as it bought back the worldwide publishing rights from Webzen.

Wii Shop Channel Expands With Duo of Classic Titles

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 5:24 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: River City Ransom, and Phantasy Star III Generations of Doom.

'Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood' (NDS) - 60 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 5:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioWare is creating a stylish blend of strategy and speed for Sonic’s first RPG, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, mixing a rich story, hand-painted visuals, fast-paced team combat, and wireless collectible trading into a uniquely compelling adventure.

Monday, April 21, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 5:21 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:

'Metal Gear Online' (PS3) Beta Launch Delayed, Test Extended

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 4:49 a.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. While the actual beta has been available for download for a few days, it seems server issues have delayed the actual start "until further notice," but at the same time extending the test period with a few extra days. Read more for the official statement...

UPDATE: Konami announced that the beta will now commence on April 25 at 11:00 PM PST.

'1942: Joint Strike' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 4:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1942: Joint Strike takes inspiration and influence from the 194X series of WWII-themed vertical shooters, but will stand out as its own unique entry in the series. Gameplay will resemble the classic 2D style that gamers expect, but the game utilises a full 3D engine.

'Fate of Hellas' - v1.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Fate of Hellas is an expansion for World Forge's 3D RTS Ancient Wars: Sparta, and will feature an updated engine with improved visuals, two new campaigns with 7 missions each, and a new playable faction, the Macedonians.

'The Golden Horde' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Golden Horde, using Ancient Wars: Sparta's AWE engine, is a historical 3D RTS based on real events that took place at the beginning of XII century, the times of mighty warriors and military leaders whose power and daring instilled courage in common soldiers.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Universe at War: Earth Assault'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on April 21, 2008 @ 12:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

SEGA's combat-intensive RTS Universe at War: Earth Assault for the Xbox 360 will employ a control scheme built from the ground up to ensure smooth gameplay and ease of command for console gamers. Great attention has been paid to implement a balanced gamescape for multiplayer games for console players.

'Animal Boxing' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 12:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Animal Village is a peaceful backwater where tigers and gazelles, cats and dogs, elephants and mice live in peaceful harmony. That is, until the new boxing gym returns Mother Nature to her senses and the crazy fist fighting begins to see who the King of the Animal Kingdom really is.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Major League Baseball 2K8'

by Jesse Littlefield on April 21, 2008 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Revolutionizing your control of the five tools in baseball are brand new pitching, fielding and base-running controls and completely overhauled batting interface. Featuring a totally unique trading card mode, robust Minor League system, all-new Signature Style animations for 2008 and more, MLB 2K8 brings a new level of fun to the virtual baseball world.

'Commander: Europe at War' - v1.06 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 21, 2008 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commander: Europe at War is the first in a series of turn-based strategy games, jointly developed by Firepower Entertainment and Slitherine Software. A new demo has been released with the latest v1.06 code, adding balance changes, general improvements, map and scenario updates, etc.