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'UEFA EURO 2008' (ALL) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 9:23 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.

Various Game Trailers #1329

by Judy on April 28, 2008 @ 6:53 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] - Behind The Scenes Trailer #4
  • The Bourne Conspiracy [PS3/X360] - Attract Trailer
  • Doodle Hex [NDS/Wii] - Runes Tutorial

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

'Death Jr.: Root of Evil' (Wii) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 5:29 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.

Guinness World Records Eyes 'Grand Theft Auto IV' (ALL) Release

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 5:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As part of its continued interest in chronicling the world of video game achievements and accomplishments, Guinness World Records will be closely watching the release of Grand Theft Auto IV as a potential record-breaking phenomenon.

'Saints Row 2' (PS3/X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 3:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ's Saints Row 2, using Volition's open-world engine, offers vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer.

Blockbuster Expands Gaming Business

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 3:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blockbuster announced it has rolled out retail video games and game hardware to all U.S. corporate-owned Blockbuster stores as part of a broader plan to significantly expand its game business.

'FaceBreaker' (Wii/PS3/X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 1:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created by the same team that developed Fight Night Round 3, FaceBreaker offers irreverent fun, immersive gameplay and eye-popping stylized graphics. In this in-your-face, arcade world full of ego-wielding characters, each boxer comes to life with unique attributes and distinct personal style.

Strategy First Signs 'Exodus from the Earth'

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Exodus from the Earth is a sci-fi first-person shooter, where the player will have to solve numerous quests and eventually to find out if human life and civilization are possible beyond the Earth's confines.

'WarDevil' (PS3) - 6 New Screens

by Judy on April 28, 2008 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WarDevil: Unleash the Beast Within is an innovative next-gen 3D title with graphical style and visual look unlike any other current game. Drawing upon strong filmic narrative, a complex story unfolds, immersing the player into a vivid and complex world, far beyond that from conventional video games.

'Spectral Force 3' (X360) Gets Pushed Back Two Months

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 12:45 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. Originally planned for release on May 27, SF3 is now launching July 29, 2008.

'Sonic Unleashed' (PS2/Wii/PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Judy on April 28, 2008 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Everyone's favorite hedgehog will be breaking new ground yet maintaining his roots, in the upcoming title, Sonic Unleashed, taking players on an unforgettable high-speed journey around the globe in a way never before experienced in the world of Sonic.

'Summon Night: Twin Age' (NDS) Gets Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 12:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Summon Night: Twin Age is a fully stylus-driven action RPG set in the popular Summon Night universe featuring beautifully animated graphics, and addictive action RPG gameplay. The stylus is your key to the world of Clardona, whether as your swinging sword or your shimmering wall of fire. Originally scheduled for May 20th, it is now scheduled for June 3rd, 2008.

'Refusion' - 26 New Screens

by Judy on April 28, 2008 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gumpanela Entertainment's Refusion fully combines FPS and RTS, running on a unique and completely new engine. Bringing top FPS graphics and physics quality allows Refusion players to engage hundreds of diverse units in extensive, borderless battlefields.

'Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals' (NDS) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals continues the story of Rallen and Jeena, interplanetary patrol officers who discover, excavate, awaken and train mysterious fossilized creatures known as Spectrobes and then use them to battle enemies. The story surrounds the origins of mysterious portals that lead to distant dimensions.

'Prince of Persia Prodigy' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, known for Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia is opening a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe, featuring a new breed of gameplay. Revealed last week, the game is poised to rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.

Bethesda Opens Up Shop in Japan

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda parent company ZeniMax Media Inc. announced it has begun direct publishing operations in Asia through its Tokyo-based subsidiary, through which it will publish titles under the Bethesda brand, starting with Star Trek: Conquest, Star Trek: Legacy, and Fallout 3, as well as 3rd party games, including Bully (PS2), Bully SE (X360), and MLB 2K8.

'Deca Sports' (Wii) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deca Sports, known in some parts of Europe as Sports Island, is an athletic offering, pulling together ten sporting events and pushing the player to their limits, fully using the Nunchuk/Wiimote to control your Mii like characters, including multiplayer.

'Warhammer: Battle March' (X360/PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 9:02 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, a standalone game that also include the original content from Warhammer: Mark of Chaos, is scheduled for later this year.

Sierra's Spring Event 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 7:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Sierra entertainment's Spring Event 2008 lineup:

Wii Preview - 'Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World'

by Adam Pavlacka on April 28, 2008 @ 6:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World combines real-time combat, captivating storylines and remarkable graphics while introducing original elements that set a new standard for role-playing gameplay and interactive storytelling.

Xbox Live Arcade Preview - '1942: Joint Strike'

by Alicia on April 28, 2008 @ 6:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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 2-D style that gamers expect, but the game utilizes a full 3-D engine.

'Monster Madness: Grave Danger' (PS3) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 6:57 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.

Casual Games Scientifically Proven to Relieve Stress

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 6:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

East Carolina University reveals the results of a 6-month randomized, controlled study that confirms positive health benefits of so-called "casual" video games, such as Bejeweled 2, Peggle and Bookworm Adventures.

'The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra announced The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon, the third chapter in the popular Legend of Spyro trilogy. Reprising their roles as the characters of Spyro and his mentor Ignitus, are Elijah Wood (Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings trilogy) and Gary Oldman (Sirius Black from the Harry Potter films), as well as Christina Ricci, Blair Underwood, Mark Hamill and Wayne Brady, rounding out an all-star voice cast.

'Portal' Denied Access to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 6:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve's physics-focused puzzle game Portal has been denied access to Xbox Live Arcade according to Valve marketing director Doug Lombardi. Currently part of the Orange Box, Microsoft was approached to have Portal downloadable through XBLA but turned it down due to "size limit and all kinds of other things," although Doug did say it might be possible somewhere down the line, "I think it's a trade-off, we'll see it one day."

'Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant' (ALL) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 5:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant, a rejuvenated Neo Cortex is taking over the world one brain at a time! Cortex and N. Brio devise a new kind of evil — a text-messaging, do-anything device that controls both mutant and bandicoot minds. Armed with his wits and lightning agility, Crash must free his friends, the titans, and save the day!

Monday, April 28, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 5:54 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:

  • Mario Kart Wii (Wii)

  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'SOCOM Confrontation' (PS3) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 5:27 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.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Another Classic Title

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 5:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added yet another classic game to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following title: Double Dragon.

PSP Review - 'Wild ARMs XF'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on April 28, 2008 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Wild ARMs XF is a fantasy turn-based strategy/RPG that will test your reflexes by having you react within seconds depending on what enemy you will be facing next.

JoWooD Recruiting Developer For New Multiplatform Action RPG

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 4:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD announced it is soliciting proposals from independent developers who wish to create a new Action RPG game for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, based on one of JoWooD’s established brands, known for its epic background story as well as exceptional graphics and polish. Deadline for the submission is May, 16th 2008.

'Samurai Warriors 2' (PS2/X360) Also Coming to PC - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Samurai Warriors 2 is a beat-'em-up features 20 characters to select from, each offering different ways of fighting, no load times when the action changes from interior to exterior battles, and new combo configurations and better special attacks. KOEI continues its recent trend of bringing its lineup to PC.

SilverBirch to Acquire Lighthouse Interactive

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 4:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital media company SilverBirch Inc., known for announced an agreement to acquire Netherlands-based Lighthouse Interactive with offices in Montreal, Toronto and London, England.

'Zombie Wranglers' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Save the city of Potters Field from an infestation of zany zombies in the quirky and comical Zombie Wranglers, attacking XBLA in 2008! Armed with a trustworthy Wrangler-Pack and your own unique special abilities, play as one of the four gallant apprentice Wranglers and rescue your neighborhood before it’s too late!

'Sea Life Safari' (X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Make a splash as an underwater photographer tasked with capturing the most incredible pictures of wild sea life. Use your camera skills to bring out the bubbly personalities of exotic creatures, from the silly clownfish to the legendary kraken sea monster! Entice your subjects into playful poses, provoke photo worthy reactions, and reel in those picture-perfect scores!

'Total Extreme Wrestling 2008' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grey Dog Software's latest sports management simulation title, Total Extreme Wrestling 2008, allows you to take on the role of a wrestling promoter, where it is up to you to try and steer your chosen company to the top of the industry.

'Airborne Assault: Conquest of the Aegean' - v3.4.151 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 28, 2008 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Before Hitler attacked Russia, he unleashed the bestiary of his German blitzkrieg on Allied forces in the Aegean peninsula. This update includes a few minor fixes to issues related to victory point calculations and the handling of static units that were discovered since the third update.