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THQ Gamers Day 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens and trailers from THQ's Gamers Day 2008 lineup:

EA Shutting Down Modded 'Battlefield 2' Ranked Servers

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

With the help of the community and its partners EA has located and shut down a number of modified servers which were being used for sending inflated scores to the Battlefield 2 stats leaderboards. During this crackdown process over 1000 players has their stats wiped to best protect the leaderboard integrity.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II' - 3 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 4:14 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1311

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 2:59 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:

  • Race Driver: GRID [NDS/PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer (2)
  • The Bourne Conspiracy [ALL] - Takedown Trailer
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed [ALL] - Multiplatform Features


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

Rockstar Acquires 'Empire Earth' Developer Mad Doc Software

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 1:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar Games announced the formation of Rockstar New England through the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Andover, MA-based Mad Doc Software, best known for the Vivendi's Empire Earth RTS series.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (ALL) Gets Nutered Down Under

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in New York, Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV, situated around mysterious protagonist Nikolai. While GTA IV passed the UK BBFC certification board with flying colors (getting a 18+ rating) it did not fare so well in Australia. While it did get the countries highest MA15+ rating, the Sydney Morning Herald claims it only got approved after making certain alterations (just like the previous GTA installments)

'Bionic Commando' (PS3/X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer (voiced by Faith No More's Mike Patton), a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.

'Saints Row 2' (PS3/X360) Coming in August

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 12:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' (ALL) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 12:51 p.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.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Gets Home Grown Harmonix Pack

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harmonix and MTV Games announced the latest slate of downloadable tracks available for Rock Band. Starting April 8th for the X360 (April 17 for the PS3) players will be download The Harmonix Pack featuring the arena-rock of Bang Camaro, the driving experimental rock of Count Zero, and the future-pop sounds of Freezepop.

'River King: Mystic Valley' (NDS) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 12:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Journey to rivers, swamps, ponds and hidden fishing spots as you look for the mysterious River King to help your younger sister wake from her unexplained slumber. But you are not alone on this adventure, make friends with the magical creatures of Mystic Valley and a host of colorful characters to unlock their abilities to help you along the way..

'Star Wars Galaxies' Expands With Chapter 9: The Fury of Exar Kun

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LucasArts and SOE announced the release of Chapter 9:The Fury of Exar Kun for Star Wars Galaxies, featuring a heroic instance where players will encounter the spirit of the legendary Sith Lord, Exar Kun, as well as more than 25 additions to the Collection System, many focusing on Galactic Civil War items and artifacts, along with advancements to the Storyteller System.

'Construction Combat: Lock's Quest' (NDS) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under THQ Gamers' Day - THQ Gamers' Day 2008

Construction Combat: Lock’s Quest, developed by Drawn to Life creators 5th Cell, is the only game where players create a virtual world block-by-block to defend their homeland against invading enemies. With the innovative use of the Nintendo DS stylus in Construction Combat: Lock’s Quest, players will be able to immerse themselves into the building and creating process.

In Construction Combat: Lock’s Quest, players will assume the role of young hero Lock as he defends his homeland from the imminent attack of robotic invaders. As an Archineer — part architect, part engineer — Lock uses his skills to build new structures around

'Football SuperStars' Feature Complete, Beta Soon - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football SuperStars is an MMO, developed by ex-Climax Online boss Rik Alexander's Monumental Games, allowing players to meet within a utopian soccer-styled virtual world and take part in 3, 5, 7 and 11-a-side football matches.

'Sam & Max Season One' Officially Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed a few months ago, Telltale officially announced that Sam & Max Season One will be coming to the Wii. The Sam & Max episodes let players guide the Freelance Police through a series of bizarre—and often sidesplitting—mysteries.

'Sunshine Beach Volleyball' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this arcade-style game you control one of the many attractive women to become the champion of beachvolleyball. You'll have to beat 32 other countries! You can also have lots of fun playing with and against your friends, support for up to 4 players.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' (ALL) Variety Map Pack Now on Xbox Live

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 7:48 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, offering four new multiplayer maps featuring a variety of locations, coming in at 444mb and setting you back 800 Microsoft points.

'Iron Man' (ALL) - 7 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 7:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Iron Man, an explosive third-person action shooter game that pits one of the world’s most renowned Super Heroes against unspeakable odds, draws its story from the upcoming movie while incorporating story elements from original Iron Man comic books.

The World of 'Supreme Ruler 2020'

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 7:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Supreme Ruler 2020 is a strategic and tactical geo-political game where direct control of the military and the policies of a nation becomes the key to survival. One of the innovative new features is the wide-open "Super Sandbox" mode, which allows players to take control of nearly any country or region of the world.

'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames' (ALL) - 29 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 6:18 a.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 exotic hotspot, you can be your own boss in a wide-open world with only one rule: everybody pays.

'Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2' (ALL) Revealed

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 is an old school style shooter remixed for the 21st century with next-gen graphics and deep, modern gameplay that is easy to pick up and hard to put down. Now that Activision has acquired Bizarre Creations, creators of Geometry Wars and PGR franchises, it was only a matter of time before a sequel would pop up, and according to Aussie classification board it will even be multiplatform.

'Project Origin' (PS3/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. Alma, whose rage against those who wronged her triggered a chain of events that have spiraled completely out of control, now has free reign, and the consequences will be unimaginable.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Sounds of Shorath Mesa

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices, powered by the Unreal 2.5 Engine, with an FPS inspired combat system, which is skill based and commands full manual targeting. Spellborn's Matthew Florianz tells us more about the sound of Shorath Mesa.

'Street Fighter IV' (PS3/X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Street Fighter IV, the first new entry in Capcom's fighting game series in nearly 8 years following Street Fighter III Third Strike, promises to deliver an extraordinary experience that will re-introduce the world to the time-honored art of virtual martial arts.

'Moscow Racer' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 4:07 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.

Wii Review - 'Destroy All Humans: Big Willy Unleashed'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on April 4, 2008 @ 3:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed delivers an all-new sci-fi action gaming experience, where players control Crypto as he travels the world in the 1970s, unleashing massive destruction on foot, in his UFO and for the first time, in the Big Willy mech.

'TrackMania Nations Forever' Will be Free - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TrackMania Nations Forever will offer a new "Forever" version of the Stadium environment, a solid solo mode and 65 brand new, progressively difficult tracks. TrackMania Nations Forever will unite an even larger number of players thanks to its multiplayer modes, online functions and interactivity between players.

Gaming Addiction Similar to Aspergers Disorder

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After studying 391 gamers, 86% male, Dr John Charlton of the University of Bolton and Ian Danforth of Whitman College, U.S.A. have concluded that gaming addiction is not dissimilar to the complex disorder Aspergers, a variety of high functioning autism.

'Men Of War' Singleplayer Nations - Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 3:26 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.

'Treasure Island' - German v1.001 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Treasure Island is an 3D adventure game based on the classic bestseller novel by Robert Louis Stevenson, situated 4 years after its conclusion. The game combines traditional Point & Click controls and gameplay with breathtaking realtime 3D graphics and SFX. This patch fixes various graphical/codec issues with the game.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on April 4, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under THQ Gamers' Day - THQ Gamers' Day 2008

Red Faction: Guerrilla is a 3rd person, open-world action shooter set on Mars, 50 years after the events of the original Red Faction. Players will take the role of an insurgent fighter with the newly re-established Red Faction movement as they battle for liberation from the oppressive Earth Defense Force. Throughout their fight for freedom, players will carve their own path, wreaking havoc across the vast, open-world environment of Mars, from the desolate mining outpost of Parker to the gleaming EDF capital city of Eos. Utilizing improvised weapons, explosives and re-purposed mining equipment and vehicles, Red Faction: Guerrilla allows players