'Don King Presents: Prizefighter' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Don King Presents: Prizefighter is a documentary-style boxing game, developed by Rocky: Legends' Venom Games, featuring a documentary-style narrative career mode, training, and will require you to also manage personal relationships outside of the ring.

'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King' Scheduled for Second Half of 2008

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 5:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WoW: Wrath of the Lich King will open the forbidding wasteland of Northrend with new levels of power, new dungeons and encounters, a new character profession, and the game’s first hero class are just some of the new features awaiting players in Wrath of the Lich King. Vivendi's latest financial results, the games division's revenue dropped 24% compared to last year when The Burning Crusade launched, reveals that Wrath of the Lich King is scheduled for second half of 2008.

Various Game Trailers #1341

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 4:59 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:

  • Trainz: The Complete Collection - Trailer
  • Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures - Femme Fatale Trailer
  • Race Driver: GRID [ALL] - Japan Trailer
  • Roogoo [X360/PC] - Trailer

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

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (ALL) Early Access Program Sold Out

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 4:58 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 that brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan. After yesterday's beta announcement, Funcom today revealed that its 3-day Early Access program has sold out...

'Precursors' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Precursors, developed by Boiling Point's Deep Shadow, is a sci-fi action game that leads you into unexplored regions of space, where he can fly with huge battle ships from planet to planet.

Xbox 360 Lays Claim On First Console to Reach 10M Units In North America

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 2:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that the Xbox 360 is the first current-generation gaming console to break the 10 million mark in the U.S., making it reach 19M worldwide, with a total of 12 million Xbox Live members.

'Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People' (Wii/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 2:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People is a story-driven series with a comic spin based on Matt and Mike Chapman's online animated series. The player uncovers each episode's comedic plot through character interaction, dialogue-based puzzles, and the use/abuse of inventory items.

The Los Angeles Film School Adds Gaming Degrees

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 1:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Los Angeles Film School has added two degree offerings, an Associate of Science Degree in Game Development and an Associate of Science Degree in Computer Animation, each set to begin in September 2008.

'Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Everyone's favorite orange-clad ninja returns to the role-playing genre with Path of the Ninja 2, featuring an all-new original storyline, a huge roster of playable characters, an improved combat system and for the first time, exciting Wi-Fi battles.

'Guitar Hero IV' (ALL) to Include Drum Set, Vocals, and Custom Tracks Feature

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 12:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week, Activision teased with an upcoming announcement that it would reveal the Guitar Hero franchise's "leap forward," but it seems the latest Game Informer issue is ahead of the game. The June issue reveals that GH4 will add vocals and a six-piece drum set (3 pads, 2 cymbals and foot pedal) on top of the usual guitar/bass line. More importantly, it will feature the ability for gamers to create their own tracks from scratch, sans vocals, and share it with other users. So far Van Halen, The Eagles, Linkin Park and Sublime are confirmed to be contributing songs.

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.' (PS3/X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 11:51 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.

No More 'Ninja Gaiden' Titles

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 11:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ninja Gaiden 2 has players once again assuming the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they guide the ninja hero on a quest to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race. At Microsoft's SF event earlier this week, Team Ninja's Tomonobu Itagaki revealed this will be the last title in the franchise, saying that NG II is the "definitive 3-D game in this series," and expressed interest to work with a U.S. developer on a title set in the Pacific Theater.

'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' (PS3) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 11:19 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.

'Lost Planet: Colonies Edition' (X360/PC) Goes Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost Planet: Colonies adds an 11 mission campaign, Score Attack and Time Trial Battle Mode, four new multiplayer maps, four new playable characters, 10 new weapons and no less than seven new game modes, such as Akrid Hunting and Akrid Egg.

'Damnation' (PS3/X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed earlier this week, Damnation features open environments, frenetic combat, daredevil acrobatics and high-octane vehicle-based stunts. Presenting players with an intense test of reflexes, quick thinking and rapid-fire conflict, Damnation will feature vast landscapes, each covering miles of distance and thousands of vertical feet.

'Cabela's Legendary Adventures' (PSP/PS2/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Cabela’s Legendary Adventures players will hunt in different eras in search of trophies such as white-tailed deer, Yukon moose, Alaskan brown bear and Roosevelt elk in over ten of North America’s top hunting locations, including Kodiak Island, the Yukon and the Rocky Mountains.

'Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit' (PS3/X360) - 43 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit is Namco Bandai's next title in the DBZ franchise. Burst Limit will be similar to the DBZ: Budokai Tenkaichi series (published by Atari in Europe and North America) and have online multiplayer, be cut-scene driven and support 16/9.

MumboJumbo Unveils Lineup for Third Quarter

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On the heels of a successful first quarter in which revenue exceeded an aggressive sales forecast, casual games developer MumboJumbo plans to release Little Farm (a farm-fresh matching game), Discovery (a seek-and-find, travel game show), Elf Bowling Hawaiian Vacation, and Little Home on the Hill.

'Race Driver: GRID' (ALL) Multiplayer Details - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Packed with the most powerful race cars - new and classic, circuit and drift - players will compete in urban street races, as well as conquer official racetracks and championships over three continents. GRID's multiplayer content will feature 32 online race events on 80 circuits at 15 intercontinental locations for up to 12 players, with full damage.

'The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft' Gets Hollywood Voice-Overs

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft, previously known as The Tower Treasure, is an adventure game that remains true to the original stories and characters with varied environments, challenging and thought provoking puzzles in an easy-to-use gaming interface. Teen idols Jesse McCartney and Cody Linley have signed on to lend their voices to Frank and Joe Hardy.

PSP Preview - 'Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2'

by Brad Hilderbrand on May 14, 2008 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 features beautiful new courses and wacky characters, along with hundreds of customization options including clothes, accessories, and equipment. Additionally, the game brings a wide range of exciting multiplayer options including 16-player online tournaments and ad hoc capability for one-on-one or Stroke Mode challenges.

'Too Human' (X360) - 140 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 5:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step into the world of Too Human, Silicon Knights' third-person epic action game. As the cybernetic god Baldur, players are thrust into the midst of an ongoing battle that threatens the existence of mankind.

'Aces of the Galaxy' (XBLA/PC) Coming Next Month - Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 5:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring pick-up-and-play gameplay, Aces of the Galaxy is an old-school arcade thrill-ride where you are thrust into the midst of epic space battles, experiencing over-the-top action in their battle for survival! Original scheduled for winter 2007, Aces of the Galaxy is set for June 11.

'MySims Kingdom' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 5:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MySims Kingdom sets you on a story of adventure, discovery and exploration to help King Roland and his subjects revitalize the Kingdom, and puts the creativity in your hands to make the Kingdom something to behold!

Live Gamer Expands Real Money Trading Agreement With Sony Online

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 5:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Live Gamer, marketplace for real money trading of virtual items, has entered into an agreement with Sony Online Entertainment to offer real money trading (RMT) in The Agency and Free Realms.

'MLB Power Pros 2008' (NDS/PS2/Wii) - 100 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With over ten different exciting game modes including the traditional Practice, Exhibition, League and Home Run Challenge modes, MLB Power Pros 2008 will bring fans closer to the action than ever before.

'The Ark' Gets $125,000 Development Grant

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Ark is a multi-player online game which takes place in an immense underground city created to ensure the survival of life on earth during WWIII. Now humanity uses absurd genetic modifications to survive and fight a bitter internal battle to return to the surface of the earth, and emerge as the genetic forefathers of human kind.

'Line Rider 2: Unbound' (NDS/Wii/PC) - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Genius Products' Line Rider 2 is built upon the simple premise of what happens when a boy and his sled are sent traveling along in a world drawn by the player. Line Rider 2 will take players far beyond the original game with new game modes, new riders, new community features and new creative tools.

Next Week WiiWare Launches In Europe, Lineup

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 4:11 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 May 20th, 2008, European Wii owners with an Internet connection will be able to download new, creative games from a wide range of developers, from large publishers to indie shops.

'Limbo of the Lost' - 36 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally created as a graphical/text adventure game for the Atari ST and then a traditional point & click game for the Amiga CD32/A1600, Limbo of the Lost has evolved over the years to embrace new technologies and new ideas.

PC Review - 'Ship Simulator 2008'

by Tim McCullough on May 14, 2008 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ship Simulator puts players at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea, all set within stunningly realistic 3D environments. Players can take control of a wide array of ship types, from massive cargo ships to speedboats, yachts, water taxis and even the mighty Titanic.

'Numen: Contest of Heroes' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 1:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Numen: Contest of Heroes is an action/RPG that will plunge the player deep into the amazing world of Greek mythology, the realm of almighty gods, brave heroes, fabulous creatures, and great deeds.

'Touch Darts' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 14, 2008 @ 12:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Touch Darts comes with four classic dart modes: tournament, challenge, quickplay, and multiplayer. Quickplay and multiplayer mode gives up to four players the chance to square off on the board via single cartridge. Tournament mode includes four different levels of difficulty ranking from Rookie to Expert.