'Hail to the Chimp' (PS3/X360) - 26 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 6:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hail to the Chimp is a politically charged party game where players battle one another to become the new leader of the Animal Kingdom. Players use the game's unique team-up mechanic, balancing cooperation with competition, to claw their way to victory.

'Bionic Commando Rearmed' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando Rearmed is a makeover of the classic 8-bit game originally released 20 years ago, but with updated visuals, new weapons, online rankings, a reworked musical score and the addition of a 2-player co-op mode. Originally scheduled for release this month, Capcom's John Diamonon revealed it is being pushed until July.

'The Bourne Conspiracy' (PS3/X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 5:01 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.

Various Game Trailers #1342

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 5:00 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:

  • Drakensang: The Dark Eye - Trailer #5
  • Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon [PS3/X360] - Weapons Trailer
  • Dracula: Origin - Trailer
  • LOL [NDS] - Trailer
  • Madden NFL 09 [ALL] - Tackles Trailer
  • Haze [PS3] - Korn Interview Trailer #2

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

'NHL 2K9' (ALL) Announced, Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 4:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports has signed three-time NHL All-Star and captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Rick Nash, as the cover athlete and spokesman for NHL 2K9. Visual Concepts has taken over the development and are building a brand new experience from the ground up to create an additively fun sport simulation of the NHL.

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

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 4:52 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.

'Women's Murder Club: Death in Scarlet' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 4:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Women's Murder Club: Death in Scarlet, which features the characters from the WMC books and an all-new, never-before-seen storyline, is a thrilling seek-and-find adventure letting fans experience the suspense of James Patterson’s stories interactively.

'Order Up!' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Order Up!, developed by SuperVillain Studios, is a full-featured cooking and restaurant management video game that promises players a much richer and more entertaining experience by expanding beyond basic slice and dice gameplay.

'Secret Agent Clank' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

High Impact Games is working on a new installment in the Ratchet & Clank series, but this time Clank is going solo. As it has not yet officially been announced details are thin, but in Secret Agent Clank, Ratchet has been imprisoned and you have to clear his name by going all James Bond spy-like.

Konami's 2008 Gamers Night Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under Konami Gamers' Day - Konami Gamers' Night 2008

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Konami's 2008 Gamers Night lineup:

'Soulcalibur' (XBLA) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sharpen your blades and relive past grudges with the start of the definitive console 3-D fighting franchise. Prove your worth against the world with dozens of leaderboards spanning every character and mode. Hone your fighting instincts in Arcade, Survival and Training modes or challenge a friend in local-play Versus mode

Leipzig Games Convention 2008 Details & Events

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

From 21 to 24 August 2008, the Leipzig Exhibition Centre hosts the 7th Games Convention. With considerably more than 500 exhibitors (2007: 503 exhibitors), the fair organizers expect another record. Interest is particularly strong among international game publishers and developers.

SEGA Signs Four Platinum Games Titles, Unveils Three - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 8:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last night SEGA gathered the press in San Francisco to announce its multi-title agreement with Platinum Games (former Capcom/Clover developers). While the fourth title remains a secret (by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami), MadWorld (Wii), Bayonetta (PS3/X360), and Infinite Line (NDS) were announced.

'Warhammer: Battle March' (X360/PC) World Domination Mode Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An expansion to Warhammer: Mark of Chaos for the PC, Warhammer: Mark of Chaos - Battle March builds upon the game's tactical foundation to offer new units for each army as well as an original campaign and new online modes. The Xbox 360 version, a standalone game that also include the original content from Warhammer: Mark of Chaos, is scheduled for later this year.

'Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 8:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy, is a frenetic geometric side-scrolling shooter that lets players craft the game to their liking by building their own levels, ships and enemy ships. In addition, players can absorb the pieces and weapons of destroyed enemy ships to bolster their own defenses during battle.

CBS to Acquire GameSpot Parent Company CNet

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 7:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CBS CEO Leslie Moonves announced that it has agreed to buy online technology news and entertainment company CNet Networks Inc. for about $1.75 billion, which includes News.com, TV.com, Mp3.com, MySimon and GameSpot.

'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' (PS3) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 7:54 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.

'Halo 4' Announcement Coming Soon?

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 7:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

It has been rumored quite a few times already that while Bungie may be taking a break from the Halo franchise, it doesn't mean a fourth installment is out of the question. On the contrary, Brothers in Arms developer Gearbox Software, who ported the original Halo to PC, is said to be secretly working on Halo 4. According to The Space Oddity the game will be a prequel, possibly titled Halo: Forerunner, and an announcement is to be expected very soon.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Race Driver: GRID'

by Geson Hatchett on May 15, 2008 @ 7:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Mount & Blade' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 6:56 a.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. A new beta demo is also available...

Shockwave Productions Now Called Air to Air Simulations

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 6:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

High-end flight simulation developer Shockwave Productions has rebranded its corporate name to Air to Air Simulations in order to avoid any further confusion with online gaming website Shockwave.

'The Sims 2: IKEA Home Stuff' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 6:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Sims 2: IKEA Home Stuff brings a selection of must-have items from IKEA to key living spaces in your Sims’ home focused on the bedroom, the living room and the home office. Now you can give your Sims’ home a makeover with new furniture and décor based on stylish designs by IKEA!

'Overlord: Raising Hell' (PS3) Demo On PSN - Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 6:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a seriously twisted fantasy world, Overlord: Raising Hell is an action adventure that has players being ruthless, determined, and even a little despotic as they pillage lands and conquer kingdoms in order to be proclaimed the all-powerful Overlord. Codemastes has released a demo for its twisted fantasy game on PlayStation Network.

Nintendo Slapped With $21 Million Fine In Patent Infringement Lawsuit

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Back in 2006 Texas based Anascape Ltd. filed suit against Nintendo and Microsoft for infringing on one of its patents (3D controller with vibration) it had filed in 2000. While Microsoft immediately settled out of court, Nintendo decided to go all the way and fight the lawsuit. Now Federal court has ruled in favor of Anascape and awarded it a settlement of $21 million. Nintendo plans to file an appeal in order to reduce the penalty.

'Space Chimps' (NDS/PS2/Wii/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Chimps, based on the upcoming CGI-animated movie, is a 1-2 player action/adventure game that chronicles the quest of Ham and Luna as they overcome the perils of an alien planet in search of Earth's lost Infinity Space Probe.

'Beyond Good & Evil 2' (ALL) In Pre-Production

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Back in late 2003 Ubisoft released its action/adventure Beyond Good & Evil to much critical acclaim but unfortunately that did not translate into sales numbers and the franchise was abandoned. In an interview with French magazine JeuxVideo, Rayman's Michel Ancel revealed that we can expect to see Jade again, as BG&E 2 has been in pre-production for over a year, even though Ubisoft has not given its final approval yet.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v5.3 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 5:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v5.3 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

'Art of Murder: FBI Confidential' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 5:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Art of Murder: FBI Confidential, created by by the team who made Schizm, Sentinel and Reah, is a point & click adventure where the player takes on the role of an FBI agent, whose task is to solve a series of macabre murders of wealthy, well-to-do citizens.

Sony Rolls Out v2.35 PS3 Firmware Update

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 4:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out the v2.35 PS3 system software update, and the relatively minor update improves stability of some PS3 titles, but unfortunately did not give any details whatsoever. However SCEA stated that "to clarify that this upcoming firmware update isn't related to GTA IV. For those of you who may still have an issue playing the game on your PS3, we have identified a solution that should resolve the issue. You can contact SCEA Consumer Services for support.

'Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit' (PS3/X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 4:48 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. Play through two battles from the Saiyan Saga in this demo.

Wii Review - 'Battle of the Bands'

by Geoff Gibson on May 15, 2008 @ 4:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Featuring 150 tracks and five distinct musical styles: rock, funk/hip-hop, country, marching band and Latin, Battle of the Bands combines fast-paced combat with customizable bands in the fight for musical supremacy, fully utilizing the Wii Remote controller’s highly intuitive control scheme to deliver a unique game-play experience.

'Goin' Downtown' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 4:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Goin´ Downtown, using Silver Style's 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.

'Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII' (PSP) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 4:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII takes fans on an exciting journey through the origin of the FFVII saga in an all-new action-packed experience, featuring inspiring visuals, full 16:9 widescreen presentation and an engaging battle system.

'Deco Online' Goes Open Beta

by Rainier on May 15, 2008 @ 4:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deco Online is a free-to-play 3D MMORPG that puts players of all ages deep into the fantastic story of two warring nations. As a legendary swordsman, a fierce archer, or a master of wizardry, players will constantly be challenged by the opposing nation and by monsters that lurk around every corner.