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'Prototype' (PS3/X360/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 6:20 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.

Various Game Trailers #1326

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 6:16 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:

  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots [PS3] - Trailer
  • Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures [ALL] - Hyborian Insider #2
  • The Chronicles of Spellborn - Combat Overview Trailer
  • Speed Racer [PSP/PS2/Wii] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Army Of Two [X360] - SSC Challenge Trailer #2


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

PlayStation Store Adds Demos, Trailers, Expansions, Songs and plenty more...

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 6:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony, still playing catchup after the recent Playstation Store revamp, rolled out a new update with the Eye of Judgment Card Expansion Set 2 ($14.99), Call of Duty 4 Variety Map Pack ($9.99), Army of Two SSC Challenge Map Pack ($7.49). Rock Band gets Judas Priest's Screaming for Vengeance album and Motley Crue's Saints of Los Angeles, Guitar Hero III gets the Def Leppard track pack ($6.25), while Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore gets downloadable songs for $1.49 each. There are demos for Iron Man and echochrome, as well as the usual slew of game/movie trailers and PS3 themes.

'Mafia II' (PS3/X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 2:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games' Mafia II features a deep mobster-driven narrative packed with both behind-the-wheel and on-foot action, developed by the original creators Illusion Softworks.

Ubisoft Financial Results Beat Expectation, Recruiting 900 for New Studios

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 2:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft reported sales figures for the Q4 of its fiscal year 2007/2008, with sales up 10%, full year sales up 36 % to $1.32 billion, mainly driven by strong performances from Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 2, The Games For Everyone Brands and Assassin's Creed. Ubisoft also announced it will be recruiting for 900 positions in the next 12 months for its various studios.

'echochrome' (PSP/PS3) - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

echochrome is a puzzle game featuring 56 exclusive levels on each platform, each designed specifically to match that platform's characteristics. Gamers are challenged to play within five simple laws of perspective that govern how one advances through each stage. As promised, SCEA has released a demo for PSP (PlayStation Store) and PS3 (Playstation Network.)

'Lineage II' Celebrates 4th Anniversary With Addon And Retail Bundle

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft announced the release of Hellbound, the newest addition to the Lineage II franchise, in conjunction with its 4th Anniversary Edition retail package. Continuing the storyline and content from December’s expansion Kamael, Hellbound increases the game’s level capacity to 85 and adds significant quests and skills.

Nintendo Announces Record Revenue & Profits

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 11:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo announced record revenues and profits for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2008, sales rocketed 73% compared to last year, racking in 1.67 trillion yen in sales and making a profit of 487 billion yen, a 115.6 % increase.

'Bionic Commando Rearmed' (PS3/X360/PC) - 18 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 11:47 a.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.

'Operation Darkness' (X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 11:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Operation Darkness is an epic fantasy WWII turn-based strategy game from Metal Saga developers Success. Set during WW2 you are part of an special ops team tasked with tracking down Hitler, featuring multiple scenarios, mixing historical events with fiction.

'History Great Empires: Rome' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

History Great Empires: Rome is an accessible and compelling strategy game in which the player takes centre stage in building the biggest empire the world has ever seen. Through a fascinating blend of strategy, diplomacy and warfare, players develop vast, diverse cities and create powerful armies to defend, explore and conquer.

'SPOGS Racing' (Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D2C Games announced SPOGS Racing, a frenzied, arcade-style racing game set to hit WiiWare. The game features high-speed arcade racing and Crash 'N Grab battling action as players dash around a dozen unique and challenging tracks.

Nintendo Europe's Preliminary 2008 Release Schedule

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo has plenty in store to keep your Wii Remote and touch screen busy in the coming months. Whatever sort of games you like to play there is something for everyone. Wii owners will get Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Wii Fit, new Wii channels, WiiWare titles, and for NDS gamers there's Cooking Guide, Apollo Justice, Pokémon and plenty more ...

'Overlord: Raising Hell' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a seriously twisted fantasy world, Overlord: Raising Hell is an action adventure that has players being ruthless, determined, and even a little despotic as they pillage lands and conquer kingdoms in order to be proclaimed the all-powerful Overlord.

'Dragon Quest Swords' (Wii) Pins Down European Release Date

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Quest Swords: The Masked Queen and the Tower of Mirrors is an action-packed Virtual Experience where the player becomes the hero of the story using the Wii controller to control their legendary sword, and fight off horde after horde of monsters. Slice at enemies, parry with your shield and block attacks to launch powerful counter-combos.

'Things On Wheels' (X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games will publish Load Inc's latest game Things On Wheels, an accessible, pure arcade racing title placing players at the helm of radio-controlled vehicles as they compete on tracks set within a gigantic house.

'Bounty Bay Online' Gets Free2Play Server

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bounty Bay Online takes players into a 15th century historical setting where adventurers can start an online career as merchant, buccaneer, fisherman or one of many other professions. Fight on land and water, complete enthralling quests and start guilds with other players. People who want to try the game can now check out Frogster's nautical MMOG for free on a dedicated server.

'City Life' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 8:54 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.

'Shadowgrounds Survivor' Update Adds Languages & Extra Difficulty Settings

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadowgrounds Survivor is a top-down shooter that tells the story of three survivors who join forces with the last remaining human resistance in the heated battle against the ongoing alien onslaught. The update adds support for Spanish and French languages, as well as two new difficulty settings; Bleeding Hard and Impossible.

'The Abbey' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Abbey takes adventure fans to the gloomy world of the Middle Ages. An old abbey is the scene of a series of mysterious murders, and you, in the role of the Grand Inquisitor Leonardo and his assistant Bruno, are tasked is to shed light on the mystery.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'This is Vegas'

by Alicia on April 24, 2008 @ 6:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Midway's This is Vegas is an open world, lifestyle action experience, where you live out your Vegas fantasies by fighting, gambling, driving and partying your way through the most decadent, fast-paced and wildest city in the world.

'The Immortals of Terra: A Perry Rhodan Adventure' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 6:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Immortals of Terra is a space adventure set in 1346 New Galactic Era, 4934 AD, starring Perry Rhodan, taking the player from the very top of a majestic floating palace, through the midst of intergalactic intrigue, to deep below the surface of alien worlds.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is a prequel to its survival FPS S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, bringing the players one year prior to the events of the original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. game in 2011.

'Cocoto Kart Racer' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The holy cauldron of Cocoto has disappeared! The Imps are in danger of loosing all their powers! Their only chance to recover them is to beat all their opponents in a series of fierce kart races to win the prize: the mysterious cauldron!

'GTR Evolution' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GTR Evolution takes GT and WTCC Extreme cars to the legendary Nordschleife, the holy grail of racing. In GTR Evolution gamers will experience the modern version of the monumental track of Nürburgring Nordschleife along with the Nürburgring GP layout.

'Summer Athletics' Coming to PS2, Wii, Xbox 360 and PC

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Summer Athletics brings sports right into your living room: exciting competitions in over 25 of the most popular summer sports disciplines, such as sprinting, hurdles, cycling, archery, javelin, hammer throw, and swimming, will provide long-lasting fun.

'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian will expand beyond the film and feature 20 playable characters, each with different weapons and abilities, as well as a two-player offline/online "drop-in/drop out" gameplay mode.

'Two Worlds' (X360/PC) Tainted Blood Addon to be Free

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 5:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Two Worlds: Tainted Blood expansion adds 4 co-op maps, 45 new quests, harder enemies, a new town featuring a Merchant and Gladiator’s district, with advanced trainers to learn new skills and try them against opponents.

'Final Fantasy IV' (NDS) Also Coming to Europe - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 5:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The team that brought Final Fantasy III to NDS comes together once again to breathe new life into a classicm Final Fantasy IV for DS will feature full 3D graphics, fully-voiced dramatic cutscenes, and added content.

'Smash Court Tennis 3' (X360) Also Coming to North America

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After yesterday's European announcement, Atari revealed it is also bringing Namco Bandai's Smash Court Tennis 3 to North America. Players will get a chance to compete as or against 16 of their favorite Pro-Tennis stars including #1 ranked Roger Federer and 2006 French Open champions Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin.

'Warhammer: Battle March' (X360/PC) Orcs Character Profiles - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An expansion to Warhammer: Mark of Chaos for the PC, Warhammer: Mark of Chaos - Battle March builds upon the game's tactical foundation to offer new units for each army as well as an original campaign and new online modes. The Xbox 360 version will be a standalone game and also include the original content from Warhammer: Mark of Chaos.

'Journey to the Center of the Earth' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In THQ's Journey to the Center of the Earth, based on New Line Cinema's Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D film starring Brendan Fraser, players can relive the excitement from the film as they ride a dangerous rock slide, navigate an out-of-control mine cart, raft across an ancient sea and survive from being chased by a Gigantosaurus.

'Devil May Cry 4' (PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom's Devil May Cry series starring Dante, the gunslinging demon hunter, returns for the fourth time and will introduce a new hero, Nero, who possesses a demonic arm that can pull in enemies or use them as projectiles. With a demo coming soon, the PC version of Devil May Cry 4 will feature new modes, enhanced graphics options and some additional content.

'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360) Pins Down European Release Date

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A sequel to the original Xbox title, Ninja Gaiden 2 has players once again assuming the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they guide the ninja hero on a quest to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race.

Microsoft Recruiting for Peter Jackson's 'Halo' Project

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rumored since Microsoft's X06 event, and confirmed last year when it partnered up with Peter Jackson to form Wingnut Interactive, a new Halo title is in the works, but not "at" Bungie. Microsoft Game Studios is currently recruiting a Creative Director, Producer, Game Engineers and more to “help develop a new experience in the Halo universe,” and "partner with key Hollywood talent." Once that cat was out of the bag Microsoft confirmed these positions are to work with Lord of the Rings producer Peter Jackson and Bungie.

'One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Ep. 1' (Wii) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While details about Namco Bandai's One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Ep. 1 are slim, several characters will return from the Unlimited Adventure, while the Wiimote will be used for fighting and fishing alike.

PC Review - 'The Club'

by Alan Butterworth on April 24, 2008 @ 1:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The Club is a 3rd person action shooter focused on addictive and rewarding gameplay, testing your skills to the limit and offers relentless, frantic, and fast paced gameplay with a unique style, tone and storyline that drips with energy, attitude and anarchy.

'Iron Grip: Warlord' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Iron Grip: Warlord, using the Q3 engine, blends RTS and FPS gameplay, where you must employ urban guerrilla tactics to fight off the hordes. Protect your city at all costs, by building defense structures, setting traps, and taking the enemy on yourself.

SEGA And Hasbro to Make 'The Incredible Hulk' (ALL) Toys

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Incredible Hulk features key moments from the film, as well as additional plot lines and characters from the comic-book universe. Players smash through New York City, battling gigantic enemies amidst soaring skyscrapers in a massive open world. SEGA is working with Hasbro to produce a line of toys based on the video game, including Bi-Beast and The Gray Hulk.

'Goin' Downtown' - Screens

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 1:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Goin´ Downtown, using Silver Style's Toon shading technology, takes you to a futuristic metropolis to take up the challenge of an exciting point & click adventure. You are the charismatic hero Jake who earns his living as a mediocre and frustrated cop in the year 2072.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Rez HD'

by Brad Hilderbrand on April 24, 2008 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rez HD is a frenetic, wire-frame cult-classic shooter/adventure backed by industrial beats, taking players deep into the world's computer network, where they must hack the system, alter the visual output and take over the music, creating their own rhythms and eye candy as they dig deeper into the cyberworld.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' - v1.6 Patch Delayed

by Rainier on April 24, 2008 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CoD 4: Modern Warfare is a new action-thriller that will arm gamers with the most advanced and powerful arsenal of modern day firepower to fight a new war in the world’s most treacherous hotspots. While a v1.6 patch was due for release soon a critical bug discovered during testing, which broke kill cams when playing with mods among other things, put it back in development.