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'Battlefield: Bad Company' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Assault Heroes 2' (X360) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 7:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Re-imagined for an even more intense arcade shooter experience, Assault Heroes 2 expands its horizons into outer space, featuring hijackable enemy vehicles, many more levels and an enhanced cooperative gameplay mode.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) - 22 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 5:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV, returning the franchise to New York situated around the mysterious protagonist Nikolai.

Tom Hall, ShadowBane Devs, Midway Exec Form Kingsisle Entertainment

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 5:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After three years of lock down secrecy, KingsIsle Entertainment uncloaked itself today, revealing its team of more than 100 employees, including talent such as Tom Hall (DOOM, Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D), Wolfpack Studios' Todd Coleman( Shadowbane) and former Midway exec David Nichols, working on multiple MMO projects under a cone of silence.

'Line Rider 2: Unbound' (NDS/Wii/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 4:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Genius Products' Line Rider 2, developed by InXile, is built upon the simple premise of what happens when a boy and his sled are sent traveling along in a world drawn by the player. Line Rider 2 will take players far beyond the original game with new game modes, new riders, new community features and new creative tools.

'Metal Gear Online' (PS3) Beta Back in Action

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 4:35 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. After the false start earlier this week, servers crashed due to the overwhelming demand, Konami has, as promised, activated the Metal Gear Online beta. To make up for the slight delay, the beta period was extended a few days.

'Mass Effect' (ALL) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 3:37 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.

Various Game Trailers #1327

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 2:45 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:

  • euphoria Engine - Tech Demo Trailer
  • Race Driver: GRID [ALL] - Drifting Trailer
  • Valkyria Chronicles [PS3] - Trailer #11

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

'Battlefield Heroes' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 2:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield Heroes is an all-new Play 4 Free cartoon-style shooter that will bring classic Battlefield gameplay to an all new mass audience. Battlefield Heroes is EA’s first title that is offered completely for free, and features a built-in matchmaking system to ensure that players of equal skill are paired together for fair play.

AMD European 'FIFA 08' Soccer Challenge 2008 With $100,000 Prizepot

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 2:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The AMD European Soccer Challenge 2008 online tournament presented by WCGZONE will kick off tomorrow, April 26th and continue through June 15th. Gamers from across Europe, as well as participants from other parts of world, are invited to compete in the four-ladder tournament with Electronic Art's FIFA 08 game.

'Spectral Force 3' (X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus USA has obtained the North American rights for Spectral Force 3, the first of the series to land in the Western hemisphere, delivering challenging strategy RPG gameplay, a classic fantasy story, and tons of character and item customization options.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Smashing Pumpkings And Mother Hips Tracks

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 1:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harmonix and MTV Games announced the latest slate of downloadable tracks available for Rock Band. Starting April 29 for the X360 (May 1st for PS3) players will be download Smashing Pumpkins’ alternative anthem Zero and two tracks from the psychedelic rock of The Mother Hips, Red Tandy and Time Sick Son of a Grizzly.

'Hail to the Chimp' (PS3/X360) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 11:13 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.

'SingStar' (PS3) Finally Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 11:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Packed with new features, for the first time ever SingStar lets you personalize your play lists by downloading the songs of your choice – so you can sing along to what you want, when you want it. Buried in the announcement that the PlayStation Experience will return to the Rock Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is the fact that North America will get SingStar May 20th.

'Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blazing Lizard’s inaugural title Pirates vs. Ninjas series allows up to eight players to compete in the ultimate playground sport as some of the world’s most recognizable icons.

Playlogic Signs 'WorldShift'

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WorldShift is a next-generation, cyber-fantasy RTS game set in a dark future of Earth, where today's civilization is only a fading mysterious legend. Playlogic has acquired the right to publish Black Inc's RTS WorldShift, now scheduled for Q2 2008.

'Top Spin 3' (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Top Spin 3, players compete online and offline to rise in the ranks against current top ranked professional players, as well as legendary players Boris Becker, Bjorn Borg and Monica Seles. Players can also use new player creator features that include free-form body sculpting, makeup and tattoos.

'Battlefield: Bad Company' (PS3/X360) to Get Free Conquest Mode

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. EA/DICE must still be reeling from the fan backlash over its weapon charging debacle as it announced at the EA Studio Showcase in London that a Conquest mode will be made available shortly after the game's release, for free.

'Stalin vs. Martians' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stalin vs. Martians is an over-the-top strategy game, the martians suddenly drop off somewhere in Siberia and attack the glorious people of Holy Mother Russia. The situation is a total mess, so comrade Stalin takes the anti-ET military operation under his personal control. You take control of the Red Army troops and start kicking the alien butts under the wise Stalin’s guidance.

Mad Catz's 'Wii Fit' (Wii) Accessories

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 9:06 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. Mad Catz announced the release of a new range of accessories compatible with the Wii Fit system.

'Infinite Undiscovery' (X360) - 29 New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 7:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Various situations unfold in a world that changes in real time, with players’ choices leading to “unknown discoveries.” Infinite Undiscovery offers a fantasy world overflowing with realism, allowing players to experience true role playing within a grand story.

'Dynasty Warriors 6' (PS3/X360) Also Coming to PC

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 6:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 6 will deliver the massive scale and realistic atmosphere that players have come to expect from the series, but will redefine the Tactical Action experience, with completely re-imagined character designs and weapons, yet maintaining familiar characterizations that are accurate to culturally depictions. Currently only scheduled for a July release in Japan KOEI continues its recent trend and will be bringing DW 6 to PC.

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

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 6:46 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.

'Stargate Worlds' Now Accepting Beta Sign Ups

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 6:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate Worlds, an MMORPG use Epic’s Unreal Engine 3, 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. Head on over to the Stargate Worlds to sign up for the beta test, although there is no set date yet as to when it will commence (thanks ve3d.)

'X-Blades' (X360/PC) Also Coming to PS3 - Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Blades, previously known as Oniblade, is a third-person, anime-style action/adventure. Your heroine wields two magical blades that can be used as swords or guns, and has magical abilities, all of which are upgradeable. X-Blades is also under development for PS3, but has yet to be approved by Sony.

SCi Secures $120 Million Funding, 'Tomb Raider: Underworld' (ALL) On Track

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCi/Eidos announced it has secured funding of $120 million, partly by entering into a strategic partnership with Warner Bros. ($30m). The UK based publisher revealed development on Tomb Raider is going as planned and is scheduled for worldwide release before Christmas 2008.

'Silent Hill: Homecoming' (PS3/X360) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 5:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Hill: Homecoming 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.

Codemasters Acquires SEGA Racing Studio

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this month SEGA revealed that it was closing Rally Racing Revo developer Sega Racing Studio in Solihull, central England. Confirming rumors, Codemasters announced that it has reached an agreement with SEGA to take over the Sega Racing Studio.

'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madden NFL 09 marks the 20th anniversary of the franchises, and the game will feature adaptable gameplay tailored to every type of gamer, online enhancements and a broadcast style presentation delivering an authentic NFL experience. Retired Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will grace the cover.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Viking: Battle for Asgard'

by Chris Lawton on April 25, 2008 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Viking: Battle For Asgard is a hack 'n' slasher where you, as Skarin, get to experience the violent yet spectacular world of the Vikings and their gods.

'Spore' (ALL) Creature Creator Coming June 17

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race, becoming a global civilization and choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade, be nice or play rough! The Spore Creature Creator gives fans the first hands-on opportunity to design their own species, share it with others, and imported them into the full retail version once released.

'Men Of War' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 4:52 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.

'Condemned 2: Bloodshot' (PS3/X360) Patch in the Works

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Condemned 2: Bloodshot is a first-person action thriller immersing players in a world of psychological terror, featuring all-new fighting mechanics and online multiplayer functionality. SEGA confirmed it is working on a patch to resolve a snapping audio issue reported by the community with the PS3 edition of the game, although could not provide a date "due to the nature of the patch" for its release.

'Dimensity' - New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 4:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dagger Games' Dimensity combines dynamic hack & slash features with classic role-play and modern strategic elements. It invites you to take journeys, lead armies, achieve goals and unveil mysteries by involving yourself in unpredictable struggles.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (ALL) Launch Events At GameStops Nationwide

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameStop will host events on Mon., April 28, 2008, at over 3,500 of its U.S. stores for the launch of Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto IV, which will include trivia contests, GTA character look-a-like contests and giveaways leading up to the 12:01 a.m. Tuesday release. Most participating GameStop locations will begin their events after 9:00 p.m. local time; however, customers are encouraged to contact their local store to confirm the exact time of the event.

'Zombie BBQ' (NDS) Gets New Playable Character - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zombie BBQ is a shooter where you have to move forward by shooting down every living (or dying) creature in your path! Use the arsenal of weapons at your disposal to do away with the savage hoards of zombies.

Paradox Gives Community Free 'Europa' Engine

by Rainier on April 25, 2008 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive announced that it will release its "Europa" engine through its download portal GamersGate, giving the the gaming community a chance to the community to develop their own games, which will then be distributed through its digital distribution platform

Xbox 360 Review - 'Ratatouille'

by Geoff Gibson on April 25, 2008 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ratatouille offers a fresh and exciting take on the platform action genre, engaging players in deep, fluid, and fast gameplay through fun filled mini-games, daring heists, frenzied pursuits and wild chases, providing constant fun and challenge.