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'The Bourne Conspiracy' (PS3/X360) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy is a third-person espionage action game where players move from fistfights to firefights to experience sequences that, unlike any other game, seamlessly blend Bourne's signature hand-to-hand combat with intense shooting and the ability to escape and evade deadly situations.

'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames' (ALL) Confirmed for August

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 6:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pandemic has constructed a whole new "playground of destruction" from the ground up, fully stocked with the hottest vehicles and weapons. Set in a new and exotic hotspot, you can be your own boss in a wide-open world where there's only one rule: everybody pays. Last year Pandemic delayed Mercenaries 2 until Q1 2008, and what we revealed a few months back, has once more been confirmed, Pandemic's Mercenaries 2 is now scheduled for August 31, 2008.

'Nitro Stunt Racing: Stage 1' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nitro Stunt Racing offers instant fun and fierce competition on amazing tracks. Following the standard motor racing rules, this game is a spicy mix of attractive elements such as pipes, loops and huge jumps on various surfaces. The demo lets you race 1 F-JET in a race mode (16 opponents) on 1 Jump track, with 3 difficulty levels.

Various Game Trailers #1310

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 5:16 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:

  • So Blonde - Trailer #3
  • Emergency Heroes [Wii] - Trailer
  • Halo 3 [X360] - Legendary Map Pack Trailer


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

'Summon Night: Twin Age' (NDS) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 4:05 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.

'Alone in the Dark ' (ALL) Gets Delayed Once Again

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 4:04 p.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. Despite the new screens from earlier today, Atari can't seem to hold on to a release date, as it confirmed that Alone in the Dark is once again being pushed back, this time until June 20, 2008.

'Battlestar Galactica' (X360/PC) Goes Halfsies

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 4:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlestar Galactica is an action-packed top-down space combat game set in the universe of the sci-fi television show. Sign up to defend the Galactica, or play as the ruthless Cylons as they seek to remove the human menace from existence. To celebrate the start of the TV's new season, Sierra Online is slashing price for the the XBLA edition of the game in half (400 MS Points) for a 24 hour period, starting Saturday, April 5th.

'Goin' Downtown' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 2:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The City is alive! Goin´ Downtown,using Silver Style's new 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.

Def Leppard Confirms 'Guitar Hero IV' Appearance

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 2:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week rumors went around that Def Leppard would be featured on RedOctane/Activision's upcoming Guitar Hero IV, info extracted from an on-air Rockline radio interview. Said radio station has now put up a soundbite on its website where Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen confirms that Photograph, Animal, and Rock of Ages will be featured on the rhythm game's next installment saying "No, it is coming out, it would have been out earlier, but we didn't get around to it."

'Puzzle Quest' Expansion Naming Contest Yields New Title

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 12:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords expansion includes four new Hero professions, scores of new spells to cast and items to collect, challenging new quests, monsters and bosses and much more including a new archenemy, Antharg, the Lord of Plague. After hundreds of entries D3P chose Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords - Revenge of the Plague Lord as the official title.

'Alpha Protocol' (PS3/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA has teamed up with Obsidian, who is also working on the Aliens RPG for SEGA, to develop its new 3rd person espionage focused action/RPG. Taking you on a suspenseful ride in the vein of James Bond, Jack Bauer, and Jason Bourne, Alpha Protocol has you work your way up the ranks as rookie agent Michael Thorton to become a bona-fide super spy.

NCsoft Signs 'City of Heroes' In-Game Ads Deal With Double Fusion

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft has entered an agreement with Double Fusion to bring in-game advertisement into its City Of Heroes MMORPG which takes place in a modern urban setting, an ideal environment for unobtrusive in-game advertising.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' (ALL) Coming in September!

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set between the largely unexplored era between Ep III and Ep IV, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy.

'Euro Truck Simulator' - 32 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Euro Truck Simulator is a truck simulation game where you can drive across a realistic depiction of continental Europe, visiting its beautiful cities, from Rome to Berlin to Madrid to Prague, picking up a variety of cargo, and delivering them on time!

Thursday, April 3, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on April 3, 2008 @ 10:42 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:

'Salvation' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 10:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Salvation is a third-person shooter game set in the near-future where the world government has staged Judgment Day, replicated Christ and Antichrist in order to kill them off and assume ultimate power. Any dissidents are killed or sent to a cybernetic virtual Hell, causing a human to suffer unbearably.

Ubisoft Brings 'Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword' (NDS) to Europe

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing all of the intense combat, stylized graphics, and ultimate ninja action to touch-screens everywhere, Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword features a new storyline and innovative use of the DS Stylus.

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. (high-altitude warfare) is the first first air combat game set in the Tom Clancy’s universe. Set in 2012, Tom Clancy's HAWX will feature cutting-edge technology, devastating firepower, and intense dogfights. Soon, flying at Mach 3 becomes a right, not a privilege.

'Europa Universalis: Rome' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EU: Rome will cover the time period from the first Punic War to the start of the true Empire. Players will have thousand of gameplay choices ranging from country, culture, provincial and character options etc., making each and every game infinitely customizable and unique.

'Sonic Unleashed' (PS2/Wii/PS3/X360) Officially Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 9:34 a.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.

'Two Worlds' (X360) Expands With Curse of Souls DLC

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games announced that Curse of Souls, the second set of downloadable content for Two Worlds, is now available via Xbox Live Marketplace, expanding the online multiplayer world of Antaloor with new maps and weapons and is available now via Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 600 Microsoft points.

'Moscow Racer' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moscow Racer will offer you to experience realistic car handling and mechanics, choose from a wide variety of tracks and get an in-depth look at well-known Moscow streets featuring compelling gameplay and breathtaking visuals, so gear up for exploring the Russian capital in fast-paced and maneuverable vehicles.

'Jack Keane' Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jack Keane, developed by Deck 13, is a classical adventure game with their rich story-telling and fun gameplay. As the player you guide hero Jack Keane as he faces some of his toughest challenges yet.

'Haze' (PS3) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 6:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Haze puts you in the boots of a new recruit in the privately run Mantel army. Your conflict begins in a war-torn country where you have been sent to fight a vicious rebel faction, the Promise Hand.

'Emergency Mayhem' (Wii) Goes Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 6:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emergency Mayhem combines chaotic driving sequences with arcade mini-games. You'll be in stitches controlling the frenzied police, fire service or paramedics as they dash around the city from one emergency situation to the next.

'GTR Evolution' Announced

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 6:10 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.

Make Something 'Unreal' Contest Is Back!

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Follow up to the original $1 Million Make Something Unreal Contest is an all new competition sponsored by Intel. Winnings exceed $1 million in value, and consist of an Unreal Engine 3 license as a grand prize and other cash awards and prizes, such as Intel Software Development Products and Velocity Micro PCs based on the Intel Dual Socket Extreme Desktop Platform with two Intel Core2 Extreme quad-core processors.

PSP/PS2/Wii Preview - 'SNK Arcade Classics: Vol.1'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on April 3, 2008 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

SNK Playmore USA announced SNK Arcade Classics: Vol. 1 for the PS2, PSP and later this year on the Wii, which will include 16 classic titles from the SNK library, such as Fatal Fury, Metal Slug, World Heroes, King Of Fighters and plenty more ...

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II' Officially Announced

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 4:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Powered by an enhanced version of Relic’s proprietary Essence Engine 2.0, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II will take players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-operative multiplayer campaign.

'Alone in the Dark ' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 4:34 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.

THQ Unveils Fiscal 2009 Lineup

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Later today we will attend a press event where THQ'll show off its fiscal 2009 lineup, with new franchise installments like Saints Row 2, Red Faction: Guerrilla and WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009, new original games such as de Blob, Deadly Creatures and Darksiders: Wrath of War, and new social and party games for the Wii, including Battle of the Bands and Big Beach Sports.

'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' (PS3) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 3:49 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.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'N+'

by Chris Lawton on April 3, 2008 @ 3:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Become a gold-thirsty ninja battling homicidal robots in the enhanced version of the original game “N,” players take on the persona of a ninja who must use deft acrobatic actions to battle robots in the futuristic world of “N+.” Play as a lone ninja or destroy the robots with a friend in Coop, Survival or Race modes.

'Deca Sports' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 3:13 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.

'Arkanoid' (NDS) And 'Space Invaders Extreme' (NDS/PSP) Coming to North America

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Apart from the European announcement, Square Enix is also bringing Arkanoid DS and Space Invaders Extreme to North America this Summer. Decades after their original release, both classic titles are getting revamped gfx, multiplayer modes, new power-ups, sound and other content.

'Battlefield Heroes' to Launch With Only Two Maps

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 3:01 a.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 featuring a built-in matchmaking system to ensure that players of equal skill are paired together for fair play. At launch there will be two maps, one infantry and one vehicle based, and depending on user preference DICE will develop more accordingly.

'LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Videogame is a tongue-in-cheek take on the first three cinematic adventures of pop culture’s most iconic archaeologist, including Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' (ALL) Variety Map Pack Back on Track

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision and Infinity Ward are planning a new offensive with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Game of the Year Edition and the downloadable Variety Map Pack, a series of new multiplayer maps, and while earlier this week indications were that its release would be delayed, Infinity Ward are pushing certification for an on-time release for April 3rd or 4th (early May for PS3).

'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' (PS3) Soundtrack for Pre-Order

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 2:19 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. Konami is offering fans of the series a chance to pre-order the Japanese MGS 4 soundtrack for 3045YEN ($30) which will be available May 28, 2008.

'XIII' Miniseries to Air on NBC

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 2:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Back in 2003 Ubisoft released XIII, an Unreal Engine powered cell-shaded stealth/action FPS game based on a Belgian comic book by author Jean Van Hamme. While the game itself was received well by the critics, it did not result in massive sales, and hasn't been heard from since. According to Comingsoon, NBC will air a four hour mini-series based on the comic starring Stephen Dorff and Val Kilmer, currently scheduled for 2009

SCEA Rolls Out 'Warhawk' (PS3) v1.3 Update

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience the thrill of white-knuckle aerial combat with bone-crunching armored assaults and high-intensity infantry combat in a 32-player, all-out war fought both on the ground and in the skies. Warhawk fans now have new paint schemes & insignias, new VOIP options, Bio-Field Generator and the Mechanic's Field Wrench as SCEA has launched the v1.3 update to users.

IBM Lets You Practice Your Job in a 3-D World

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IBM Research announced that it has created a "rehearsal studio" that enables employees to rehearse their jobs and client engagement interactions in a virtual, three-dimensional world.

'18 Wheels of Steel: American Long Haul' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You ain't working for the Man any more! You're the owner of your own trucking business and you call the shots. Build your empire one rig at a time to dominate the roadways and outbid the competition. Your American Dream starts behind the wheel of your own big rig.

'Gary Grigsby’s World At War: A World Divided' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 3, 2008 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gary Grigsby’s World at War: A World Divided gives you complete control over the production, research, and military strategy for any of the major powers during WWII. The v1.02 patch brings several rule changes, a few interface improvements, and tons of new mod-ability improvements.