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'Windchaser' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 9:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Windchaser, start-up studio Chimera Entertainment's first real-time tactical game, you assume leadership of one of Ensai’s guilds and take command of one of the mighty sailing ships that serve as mobile headquarters.

Various Game Trailers #1339

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 9:37 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:

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian [ALL] - Trailer (3)
  • Rig'n' Roll - Video Interview
  • Ninja Gaiden 2 [X360] - Trailer (5)

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

'Mount & Blade' - v0.951 Beta Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 9:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive has signed Mount & Blade, a single-player, third- or first-person action/role-playing game with a focus on medieval combat. TaleWorlds has released a new beta demo for its action/RPG, offering bug fixes and other enhancements.

'Guitar Hero III' (ALL) v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 5:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aspyr has released a new patch for its PC port of Guitar Hero III, which will update any earlier version to v1.3, optimizing performance, support for additional gfx cards, a battery and wifi meter for laptops.

'Mass Effect' (ALL) - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 4:12 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.

EA Games Pimps Summer 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Between May and Sept. EA Games will launch a line-up of titles from some of the world's most critically acclaimed development studios including BioWare, Criterion, DICE, EALA, Maxis and Pandemic, as well as EA partners Harmonix and Valve, that rivals any independent publisher, with offerings that appeal to the explorer, adventurer, action junkie, creator and rock star in all of us.

'Falling Stars' Coming to PS2 - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 3:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Falling Stars is an RPG aimed at children, and features an engrossing story with many hours of gripping gameplay. As the player solves the mysteries of Dazzleon, they must train their own pet, dress their character in an assortment of unique outfits, participate in seven exciting mini-games, and battle deadly monsters.

'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' (PS3) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 3:08 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.

'Ticket to Ride' Coming to Xbox Live Arcade

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a few weeks the railway adventure game, Ticket to Ride, pulls into Xbox Live Arcade. Based on the internationally renowned board game, Ticket to Ride features simple rules, fast play and is expected to be a great offering for the growing casual games market.

'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 1:49 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.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Sonic Youth, Blondie and The Clash

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harmonix and MTV Games announced the latest slate of downloadable tracks available for Rock Band. Starting May 13 for the X360 (May 15th for PS3) players will be download a three-pack of rock radio hits from the late ‘70s: Blondie’s Hanging On The Telephone, The Clash’s Train in Vain and Sonic Youth’s Kool Thing from the early ‘90s.

'Bangai-O Spirits' (NDS) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher of America's Bangai-O Spirits, a re-imagination of their ‘90s cult classic, is a compelling blend of twitch-fest shooter and puzzler genres, seasoned with strategic and tactical elements.

'Guitar Hero III' (ALL) Sets Largest Audience For A Videogame Performance Record

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At the Give It A Name Festival in London two gamers took to the main stage to play Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock in front of over 9,600 fans. The previous record was set at the Download Festival, Donington, in 2007, when the game was played in front of 3,000 people.

'Buzz! Junior Jungle Party' (PS2) Coming to PSN - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Regardless of gameplay ability, Buzz! Junior Jungle Party provides a social gaming experience for gamers and non-gamers alike as the games utilize the pick-up and play Buzz! buzzer peripherals instead of a game controller.

'FaceBreaker' (Wii/PS3/X360) Gets From First to Last Tracks

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Suretone/Artwerk band From First To Last will have three new songs on the soundtrack as well as being featured as animated characters within the game itself.

'Pitfall: The Big Adventure' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the Peruvian jungle, Pitfall: The Big Adventure combines the action of reptile dodging and vine swinging with clever puzzles. The game will feature over 60 levels spanning lush rainforests, creature-filled caves, and glacial mountains.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' (ALL) Demos Planned

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 9:46 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. In a recent interview, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed producer Cameron Suey confirmed there will be a X360/PS3 demo.

'SBK-08 Superbike World Championship' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Bean's fast paced racing game SBK-08 Superbike World Championship, developed by Milestone, is the officially licensed WSBK, and will storm the next-gen consoles with brand new features and enhancements.

'Assault Heroes 2' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 9:35 a.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 co-operative gameplay mode.

'Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 3' (NDS) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 3 for the NDS features the most robust store lineup to date, with 13 brand new shops to run and expand, a park to design and visit, and the ability to trade journals with your friends wirelessly.

'Cake Mania: In The Mix!' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the hectic, time-management style gameplay of the original Cake Mania, and the branching storyline of Cake Mania 2, Cake Mania: In The Mix! introduces all-new characters, motion-based mini-games and a unique co-op mode where cake baking heroine Jill Evans receives some much needed assistance.

'Sudden Strike III: Ardennes Offensive' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SS3: Arms For Victory is the 3rd installment in the RTS franchise, adding interface innovations, huge troop numbers and enormous map designs demonstrating that size does matter. The free Ardennes Offensive add-on features two multiplayer maps, a new campaign (2 missions) and one additional standalone mission.

City Interactive Becomes Official NDS Developer, Two Titles in the Works

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Polish game developer/publisher City Interactive has signed a license agreement with Nintendo granting it a license to develop and publish games for the NDS on the European, Australian & New Zealand markets, with a future option to further expand the scope of the deal. The Warsaw-based developer is now planning to launch two Nintendo DS titles, I Love Beauty and Sushi Academy, both slated for a Q3 2008 release.

'Total Extreme Wrestling 2008' - New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 9:09 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.

BlizzCon 2008 Announced

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard announced plans for its third BlizzCon gaming convention, a celebration of the global player communities surrounding its Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on 10 and 11 October.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (X360/PC) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.

'Audiosurf' Gets Aardvark Records Song Library

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Audiosurf is a music-adapting puzzle racer where the shape, the speed, and the mood of each ride is determined by the song you choose. UK-based label Aardvark Records will supply Audiosurf with its extensive catalogue of pop, rock and dance tracks.

'Skate It' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Skate It has players riding with the skate pros, owning the best spots in San Vanelona and pulling off the sickest tricks using the popular FlickIt controls. Loaded with all-new gameplay features, Skate It breaks new ground by introducing innovative support for the Wii Balance Board which gives players a fresh way to create their own signature skateboarding style.

Nintendo Launches WiiWare in North America

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo's new WiiWare service tears down limitations for how developers create games – and the way people receive them. Starting today, Wii owners with an Internet connection can download new, creative games from a wide range of developers, from large publishers to indie shops.

'Pyroblazer' (PSP/Wii/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pyroblazer is a futuristic combat racing game set amidst the awe-inspiring locations of New Apeiron, where players get the opportunity to race through a multitude of environments using a wide selection of anti-gravity craft known as Blazers.

Nintendo’s Wii-kly Virtual Console Update Takes a Week Off

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

To celebrate today’s launch of the new WiiWare downloadable game service for Wii, there will be no Virtual Console games added today. But don’t worry – next week the Wii-kly Update will be back to its regular Monday schedule, bringing Wii owners information about the best classic Virtual Console titles and coolest new WiiWare games.

PS3 Review - 'Grand Theft Auto IV'

by Reggie Carolipio on May 12, 2008 @ 2:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Journey to the Center of the Earth' (NDS) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 2:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In THQ's Journey to the Center of the Earth, based on New Line Cinema's 3-D film starring Brendan Fraser, players can relive the excitement from the film as they ride a dangerous rock slide, navigate an out-of-control mine cart, raft across an ancient sea and survive from being chased by a Gigantosaurus.

'Skies of Arcadia 2' (Wii) In the Works

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 2:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According the German SEGA blog, who was also first to unveil Sonic Unleashed a few weeks back, a sequel to the Dreamcast RPG Skies of Arcadia is in the works, scheduled to be officially announced later this year. While there are no further details revealed, more information should be come available at the Tokyo Game Show, although it is said a PS3 version of the game is a possibility.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Rocky and Bullwinkle'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on May 12, 2008 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Based on the popular cartoon series of the 1960s, Rocky and Bullwinkle on Xbox Live Arcade is a fast and fun party experience packed with more than 100 micro games. Eight playable characters from Frostbite Falls are back in the living room, including Rocky, Bullwinkle, Boris, Natasha, Dudley Do-Right and many more.

'SingStar Vol. 2' (PS3) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Even though the original SingStar allows gamers to expand their tracklist through the constantly updated Singstore, Vol. 2 not only add 30 new tracks, but also a new Harmony Duet mode, and browsing of the Singstore via PSP.

No More 'Project Gotham Racing 4' (X360) Downloadable Content From Bizarre

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PGR 4 tries to create an emotionally-charged racing experience, where players become attached to their careers, profiles and vehicles as their growing fan base will cheer them on, react to their every move and support them through victory. Last PGR4 content was back in February and according to Bizarre Creations, who got acquired by Activision, we shouldn't expect any more DLCs from them, as they have handed over the reigns to Microsoft, and currently there are no plans from their side.

'Voltage' (PS3/X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 1:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Voltage is a futuristic racing game with real-time strategy elements, taking the rush and thrill of speed racing to a new level. Races take place far in the future on the planets of the Solar system, where players compete in the fastest and most technologically advanced races, to acquire the supreme title of the Solar System’s Best Racer.

'Nexuiz' - v2.4.2 Free Full Game Available NOW

by Rainier on May 12, 2008 @ 1:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nexuiz is a free 3D deathmatch game that is simply first person shooting reduced to the very basics with perfect weapon balancing. The new v2.4.2 adds new Onslaught gamemode, new map, new announcer sounds/voices, lag and crash fixes, team message binds, new server tools, etc...