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SCEA's Gamers Day 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 6:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Sony Computer Entertainment America's (SCEA) Gamers Day 2008 lineup:

Various Game Trailers #1343

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 6:14 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:

  • Baja [ALL] - Trailer #3
  • Doodle Hex [NDS/Wii] - Combos Tutorial
  • The Incredible Hulk [ALL] - Behind The Scenes Trailer #1
  • Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim - Trailer
  • Project Origin [ALL] - Combat Trailer
  • Theseis [X360/PC] - Mansion Trailer
  • Toki Tori [Wii] - Trailer
  • UEFA EURO 2008 [ALL] - Celebrations Trailer

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

LucasArts Leaving ESA, Still Attending E3

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 5:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When it rains, it pours! Ever since Activision revealed it would not be renewing its ESA membership nor attending E3, several other companies announced they would not be attending (NCSoft, Foundation 9, Her Interactive), while others confirmed their presence (D3P, Warner Bros., Majesco, Bethesda, EA, etc.). One name still missing from either list was LucasArts, and today PR director Margaret Grohne announced that while LucasArts will no longer be an ESA member, it would still be attending the E3.

'Operation Darkness' (X360) Developer Diary #1 - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus' Operation Darkness is an epic fantasy WWII turn-based strategy game from Metal Saga developers Success. Set during WW2 you are part of an special ops team tasked with tracking down Hitler, featuring multiple scenarios, mixing historical events with fiction.

Georgia Passes Law to Boost Incentives for Entertainment Industry

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue signed into law the 2008 Entertainment Industry Investment Act (HB 1100), new legislation designed to encourage entertainment industry productions such as qualified films, TV series, commercials, music videos, and video game productions, in Georgia.

'Lost Planet: Colonies Edition' (X360/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 2:57 p.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.

'Red Bull BC One' (NDS) Coming to North America

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Bull BC One takes players to the international breakdance tournament that challenges B-boys and B-girls alike. Players control their break dancer by solving puzzles under strict time limits. Puzzles consist of drawing geometrical shapes, which will get more complex as the game progresses.

'Lost Empire: Immortals' - v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 1:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive's 4X strategy game Lost Empire: Immortals is set in space featuring six playable races, each with their own compelling storyline who battle for domination of a vast empire.

'Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World' (Wii) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World combines real-time combat, captivating storylines and remarkable graphics while introducing original elements that set a new standard for role-playing gameplay and interactive storytelling.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2' (PSP) Pre-Order Incentive

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2: The Phantom Fortress introduces a new storyline based on the Naruto animated series, as well as a roster of more than 20 characters and frantic head-to-head multiplayer action with game-sharing capabilities. Pre-order now, register as a member of the game’s official online community, Hokage’s Room, and receive one of six Naruto figurines (4th series).

'Dr. Mario & Germ Buster' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 12:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The all-time puzzle classic returns for the Wii generation, featuring online gameplay and a new Germ Buster mode! Destroy all the viruses trapped in the bottle by dropping and slotting capsules to create lines of matching colours. The more viruses you clear, the faster the capsules drop.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get European Bundle Tracks

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 11:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harmonix and MTV Games announced the latest slate of downloadable tracks available for Rock Band is a special collection of singles featuring the nine tracks showcased in the Euro version of the game including some of Europe's heaviest hitters: UK's Blur, Muse and Oasis, German rockers Tokio Hotel, Die Toten Hosen, H-BlockX and Juli, and French natives Les Wampas and Pleymo.

SEGA's Gamers Day 2008 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Apart from yesterday's SEGA's Platinum announcement, check out the following new screens SEGA's Gamers Day 2008 lineup:

'Mass Effect' (PC) Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 10:00 a.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.

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

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 9:56 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.

'Race Driver: GRID' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 9:46 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 Chronicles of Spellborn' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Spellborn, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, it uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine.

'Dungeon Runner' Gets New Membership Benefits and Content

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft has released a new content update (Chunk 3) for its free-to-play RPG Dungeon Runners, beefing up membership benefits, a variety of new skills, quests, player versus player (PvP) system improvements and quality of life enhancements.

'Supreme Ruler 2020' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 9:31 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.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' - v1.1.0 Patch Delayed

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop, two superpower alliances emerge. Join the battle on the frontlines of tomorrow as the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance. Kaos Studios is delaying the v1.1.0 patch after some issues with the Punkbuster anti-cheat integration came to light. Read more for an updated fix list...

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' - v1.5 Patch Coming Next Week

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ET: QW pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in this team-based online strategic shooter. Splash Damage is doing some last minute testing with id Software to track down a few issues that have turned up, but if all goes well the v1.5 patch should be released next week.

Wii Preview - 'MadWorld'

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 7:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

MadWorld is a third-person action game that has a unique black & white style depicting a sharp backdrop that straddles graphic novels and 3-D worlds, mixing irreverent humor and over-the-top violence.

'We Love Golf' (Wii) - 24 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 5:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We Love Golf! transforms the Wii Remote into a virtual set of golf clubs, creating the most immersive golfing experience available off the greens. This new title is developed in partnership with Camelot Software Planning, best known for developing successful sports games for home systems, including Hot Shots Golf and the Mario Golf series.

Sony America Reveals 2008/2009 First-Party Titles Lineup

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced a line up of software titles set to launch over the remainder of 2008 and early 2009 exclusively for PS3, PS2, PSP and PlayStation Network. A mix of original concepts as well as franchise mainstays, the upcoming list of software includes more than 15 games across all PlayStation platforms.

'Hasbro Family Game Night' (PS2/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA's Casual Entertainment Label announces Hasbro Family Game Night, featuring six games including: Battleship, Yahtzee, Connect Four, Boggle, Sorry! and the all new, Sorry! Sliders.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' (ALL) Has No Multiplayer

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 5:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. LucasArts PR rep Adam Khan revealed in a recent interview that the X360/PS3 versions of the game will have no multiplayer, "there isn't multiplayer and that's kind of how it is..." The Wii, PSP, and DS editions do have some sort of multiplayer capabilities.

'Infinite Line' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed yesterday, Infinite Line is a role playing game exclusively for the NDS that takes place in outer space and gives players the ability to control, build, outfit and customize more than 150 spaceships, offering over 200 characters and the ability to control multiple spaceships at any one time.

'The Protector' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Newly formed Polish developer Gingerbread Studios announced The Protector, a thrilling PC and Xbox 360 first/third person shooter featuring visceral action, tense, tactical stealth and an enthralling storyline.

'Tarr Chronicles' - v1.0.4.0 US/Euro Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tarr Chronicles is an arcade-style space combat sim where you, lost in space and deep behind enemy lines, must defend the galaxy's last hope using dozens of high-tech fighters bristling with cannons and rocket launchers. This v1.0.4.0 patch fixes various sound & mission issues.

Wii Review - 'Okami'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on May 16, 2008 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Featuring a re-imagined control scheme built around the intuitive Wiimote, Okami offers players an unparalleled level of control and an opportunity to rediscover a critically acclaimed and beautifully crafted adventure.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Sony Gamers' Day - SCEA Gamers' Day 2008

LittleBigPlanet is a community-based game with a hugely innovative concept behind it. Meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots -- and use your character's amazing abilities to play, create and share what you build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network.

Agetec Brings 'Fading Shadows' (PSP) to North America - Screens

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fading Shadows is a puzzle-platformer game offering an entirely unique style of action-packed puzzle gameplay, stunning graphics and visual effects, a riveting and immersive storyline, plus a competitive wireless multiplayer game mode.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Poker Smash'

by Brad Hilderbrand on May 16, 2008 @ 12:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Poker Smash is an action packed puzzler with a poker twist where players rush to clear rows of cards by arranging them into poker hands. To keep things interesting Poker Smash offers card-blasting bombs and a super slow-motion trigger for players caught in a bind.

Sony Appoints New President of Worldwide Studios

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Replacing Phil Harrison, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announced the appointment of Shuhei Yoshida, Senior Vice President, US Studios, as President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, effective May 16, 2008.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' Gets Aussie Dedicated Server

by Rainier on May 16, 2008 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle. EA Australia announced that WHO will simultaneously launch with North America & Europe and get a dedicated regional server