'Infinite Undiscovery' (X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 8:26 p.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.

'Team Fortress 2' Goldrush Update Available

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 7:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TF2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next-gen animation technology, persistent player statistics, etc... The Gold Rush Update introduces the new Gold Rush map and Payload gameplay style, the first set of unlockable weapons, and a new set of achievements for the Medic.

Various Game Trailers #1330

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 4:35 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:

  • WALL-E [ALL] - Trailer
  • Etrian Odyssey II: Heroes of Lagaard [NDS] - Trailer #2
  • Race Driver GRID [ALL] - Le Mans Trailer
  • City Life 2008 - Trailer
  • Assault Heroes 2 [X360] - Trailer (3)
  • Rayman Raving Rabbids 3 [Wii] - Wii Board Trailer

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

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Appoints New President

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 4:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Martin Tremblay has been named President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, where he will set the long-term direction of the studio’s worldwide interactive entertainment strategy, and oversee publishing, marketing, sales and distribution, licensing and business development of the Studio’s interactive entertainment product.

'Gin Rummy' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 4:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategically select the right cards to complete sets of combinations, minimizing the risk of getting caught with a poor hand. ‘Knock’ out your opponent with high scores and bonus points, and video chat with players from around the world for endless hours of casual card game fun.

'Battlefield 2142' - v1.50 Patch Details

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield 2142 is set in the future, the world is plagued by a second Ice Age, and wars have broken out over the remaining territories. It has been quiet for almost 6 months, and a few weeks ago we mention the v1.50 patch was in the works and would include new content. EA has now released more details revealing it will include a few new maps, widescreen monitor support, a no vehicle option, and of course the usual big and crash fixes. A beta version will be released shortly ...

'Summon Night: Twin Age' (NDS) - 8 Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 3:26 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.

Crytek to Abandon PC Exclusive Development

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Citing piracy reasons, Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli is the latest developer head crying wolf that PC gaming is being brought down by illegal downloads. In an interview with PC Play, Cevat states that the Crysis developer has been seriously hurt by piracy, and PC gamers that pirate games inherently destroy the platform. As a result Crytek will no longer develop PC exclusive titles, which was most likely the case either way now that its CryEngine is being ported to PS3 and Xbox 360.

'Champions Online' - 3 Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cryptic Studios' Champions Online, their first ever self-developed and self-published MMORPG, is based on the popular pen-and-paper Champions RPG, giving players the power of total customization of their hero experience while they explore a vast universe of richly detailed 3D environments.

'Saints Row 2' (PS3/X360) Also Coming to PC?

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 1:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. It seems GTA IV is not the only open ended world game rumored to be coming to PC, as now Amazon has added a product listing for Saints Row 2 on PC.

'Race Driver: GRID' (ALL) - 3 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 12:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GRID takes players to locations over three continents to compete in a variety of racing events. Packed with the most powerful racecars - new and classic, circuit and drift - players will compete in urban street races, as well as conquer official racetracks and championships.

'Earthrise' Integrates SpeedTree

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Masthead Studios has signed a licensing agreement with Interactive Data Visualization (IDV) to use to use its virtual foliage engine SpeedTree for the design of their post-apocalyptic MMO Earthrise to enhance development in environmental flora.

'Pure' (PS3/X360/PC) - Artwork & Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pure takes quad racing to a new level, featuring massive jumps and spectacular airborne tricks in memorable, photo-realistic settings all over the globe. Featuring never-before-seen, vertigo-inducing massive aerial jumps in real-world quad locations, Pure delivers heart-pounding off-road racing unique to the genre.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (ALL) Coming to PC After All?

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar's open-ended crime series has arrived on the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV, returning the franchise to New York situated around the mysterious protagonist Nikolai. Now that the game is out, the speculation can begin whether or not there will be a PC version. Previous installments made it to the PC, but since Rockstar started using its new engine, none of their games were ported. However, Swiss online retailer Citydisc has a product section up for the PC version, scheduled for release Nov. 2008. Wishful thinking, or the first indication that Rockstar is working on it?

'Prince of Persia Prodigy' (ALL) - First Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 10:05 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. The game is poised to rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style.

Ubisoft Opens New Development Studio in Kiev

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced that Kiev, Ukraine, has been chosen as the location of its latest internal development studio, representing Ubisoft’s 3rd studio in Eastern Europe, and the 5th new studio in the last few months.

'Wonder World Amusement Park' (Wii) - 39 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco's Wonder World Amusement Park, developed by Coyote Console, brings to life a fully 3D world of games, rides and prizes across multiple themed areas that players can explore with personalized avatars.

'Into the Pixel' Video Game Art Exhibition Opens for 2008 Submissions

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The world's only exhibition that brings together experts from the fine art establishment and the interactive entertainment industry to explore the art of the video game, Into the Pixel today announced that it is accepting submissions for the 2008 collection

'Monster Madness: Grave Danger' (PS3) - 4 Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 9:13 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.

Capcom Games Downloadable On GamersGate

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital download portal GamersGate announced that Capcom will be making some of its upcoming games available for digital download, starting with its swashbuckling RTS game Plunder, action title Bionic Commando: Rearmed and a wide selection of other PC titles in the Capcom portfolio.

'Far Cry 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 6:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry 2 immerses players in a new kind of gaming experience, featuring a new game engine built from the ground up. Players will discover a true open world gameplay set in one of the most beautiful environments in the world, Africa.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Afro Samurai'

by Adam Pavlacka on April 29, 2008 @ 6:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Based on the animated TV series, Afro Samurai delivers a new kind of cinematic game experience, a living episode that offers addictive, immersive and compelling gameplay that's dripping in style.

PS3/X360 Preview - '50 Cent: Blood on the Sand'

by Thomas Wilde on April 29, 2008 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

50 Cent will reprise his role as video game hero with 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, including G Unit's Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and DJ Whoo Kid who provide voice and likeness. In this fictional story, players play as one of the world's biggest hip-hop stars in an all-out battle to protect 50 Cent's assets and to collect payment from a crooked overlord.

Pre-Order 'Mass Effect' (PC) And Get $10 Off, Or 'Dead Space' Bonus Swag

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 6:18 a.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. Not only does the PC version include the Bring Down the Sky downloadable content, if you pre-order at retail you get a $10 discount, while the EA online store gives you Dead Space bonus material, such as the first issue of the Dead Space comic book and a poster.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor' - 44 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 6:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In addition to a new campaign that ties up the Dread Lords saga, GalCiv II: Twilight of the Arnor adds civilization-specific technology trees and planetary improvements that add even more flavor to each alien race, while greatly expanding the strategic depth of the game.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 5:30 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:

'Beijing 2008' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 5:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beijing 2008: the Official Video Game of the Olympic Games will be an authentic simulation of over 35 events from the upcoming Olympic Games and will allow gamers to experience the thrill of competing in many of the official venues.

'BattleForge' Officially Announced

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 4:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed a few months ago, Geman based EA Phenomic Studio is developing BattleForge, a new fantasy online RTS game where you assemble your own army with collectible trading cards. Win, trade and buy your cards online to create your ultimate deck.

'Soulcalibur IV' (PS3/X360) Talim, Rock and Yoshimitsu Return - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 4:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Swords will be honed and weapons optimized in Namco Bandai's Soulcalibur IV. Delivering new gameplay modes, characters and enhanced features with unprecedented 3D modeling and animation, Soulcalibur IV will be the definitive fighting game experience.

'Ecolis: Save the Forest' (NDS) Delayed in Europe

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 3:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deforestation, pollution, global warming and industrialization are just some of the many important themes in Rising Star Games's new NDS exclusive real-time strategy Ecolis: Save the Forest (known in Norht America as Eco Creatures: Save the Forest).

'Guilty Gear 2 Overture' (X360) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guilty Gear 2 Overture is the newest installment in the Guilty Gear franchise, deviating from the series beat'm up norm by not calling it GG X, as well as by adding RTS elements where you need resources to gather your army and destroy the enemy's base.

'Metal Gear Online' (PS3) Beta Adds New Map/Mode

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 3:24 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. Now that the MGO beta is underway, Konami has added a new map (Midtown Maelstrom) and the Sneaking Mission mode, which puts one player in the skin of Solid Snake himself vs. the Red and Blue team, collecting a set number of enemy dogtags.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3' (PS2) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 boasts the largest ever selection of playable ninja characters, brand new playing modes for even more gameplay variety, and unprecedented freedom and immerson into the Naruto world with a 3D rendered Hidden Leaf Village.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (/X360) DLC to Add Hours Of Gameplay Coming Fall

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar's open-ended crime series hass arrived on the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV, returning the franchise to New York situated around the mysterious protagonist Nikolai. Starting this autumn, Xbox 360 owners will also have access to exclusive “Grand Theft Auto IV” episodes that will provide hours of additional game play.

'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) - 31 New Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 2:46 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.

'The Bourne Conspiracy' (ALL) too Violent for Matt Damon

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy is a 3rd person espionage action game where players move from fistfights to firefights to experience sequences that seamlessly blend Bourne's signature hand-to-hand combat with intense shooting and the ability to escape and evade deadly situations. Many wonder why Matt Damon is not part of the project, and according to High Moon's Meelad Sadat, the actor thinks the game is too violent and thus declined.

'Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking gamers back to the American Civil War, Gary Grigsby’s War Between the States allows players to experience the trials and tribulations of the role of commander-in-chief for either side. Historically accurate, detailed and finely balanced for realistic gameplay, War Between the States is also easy to play and does not take months to finish.

SCi Turns Down Infogrames Offer

by Rainier on April 29, 2008 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week SCi entered into an agreement with Warner Bros. but it seems it was not the only offer on the table. Infogrames has presented the SCi Board with a detailed indicative offer that it believes has the potential to be significantly value enhancing to both SCi's and Infogrames' shareholders. Unfortunately the SCi Board has declined, at this stage, to entertain Infogrames' offer.

PSP Review - 'Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on April 29, 2008 @ 12:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Dungeon Explorer: Warriors of Ancient Arts will feature a unique story with epic battles, an all new assortment of weapons and many unique fighting styles. Like the classic game, the new versions will feature deep and customizable multiplayer adventuring.