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'Warriors Orochi' (ALL) Sells 1.5 Million Copies

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 8:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Having announced the sequel earlier today, Koei revealed that the original Warriors Orochi has sold over 1.5 million units worldwide. Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors meet in an unforgettable crossover event. In Warriors Orochi, the characters from both franchises must team up to wage war against a new, powerful force.

Various Game Trailers #1346

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 8:17 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 Agency [PS3/PC] - Characters Trailer
  • Fatal Inertia EX [PS3] - Trailers (2)
  • Lost Planet Colonies Edition [X360/PC] - Akrid Hunt Trailer
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky - Day Night Cycle Trailer

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

'Warfare' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 8:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warfare is a real-time global war simulator with real material and it's devoted to a conflict in the Near East. The main goal of the first campaign (USA) is taking full control of the region; the second one is coming to power in Saudi Arabia and achieving the withdrawal of all American troops.

'TimeShift' (ALL) Gets Urban ReDuel Multiplayer Map Pack

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 6:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TimeShift is an FPS in which players control time to complete missions and defeat foes, leveraging the latest graphics technology to create a unique action game experience. Sierra has released even more multiplayer goodness with the Urban ReDuel Multiplayer Map Pack, adding yet another 5 new maps for TimeShift.

'Silent Hill: Homecoming' (PS3/X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Hill: Homecoming is a psychological horror game thrusting players into a shadowy world of chaos and terror with atmospheric HD graphics, an all-new iconic and chilling soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka, and an original storyline that sheds new light on the desolate, fog-shrouded town of Silent Hill.

'CrossFire' Coming to Europe

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 3:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

G4Box announced that they have secured English language rights, in several major markets, to develop and publish CrossFire, a first person shooter game with stable and powerful action as well as a strategic battle map that has rapidly become a major success in Asia.

'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' (PS3) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 3:01 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.

Pros Test Miller Park With 'SBK-08 Superbike World Championship' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 2:29 p.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. SBK 08 has been chosen by championship riders in order to master the newest Miller Park Circuit in the USA.

Sports Fans Growing the Video Game Industry

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 2:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sports fans play more video games than non-sports fans, according to research from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and the Sports Video Group (SVG), revealing that 60 % of sports fans who report owning a HD TV also own a video game console compared to 43% of non-sports fans.

'Infinite Undiscovery' (X360) Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Various situations unfold in a world that changes in real time, with players’ choices leading to "unknown discoveries." Infinite Undiscovery offers a fantasy world overflowing with realism, allowing players to experience true role playing within a grand story.

'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) Gets Limited Edition PSP Bundle

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 12:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This special bundle ($199.99 MSRP) will feature a limited-edition Metallic Blue PSP system with the Madden NFL 09 game; NFL: In Just One Play on UMD Video; a voucher to download Beats from PlayStation Store (accessible via a PC); and a 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo for storing photos, music, video and more.

'Requiem: Bloodymare' Turan Race Revealed - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gravity Interactive, is bringing Requiem: Bloodymare to North America. This new MMO, designed for a mature audience, melds elements of horror, fantasy and sci-fi and introduces a world where the misuse of science and magic has warped the natural world into a twisted vision of death.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' - v1.5 Patch/Server Available NOW

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 10:08 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 has released the final version of its v1.5 patch.

'Guitar Hero: World Tour' (PS2/Wii/PS3/X360) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised Activision announced the next installment in the GH franchise, Guitar Hero: World Tour for the PS2, Wii, PS3 and X360. Now with vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), 4 player on/offline co-op, and an 8 player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4).

'The Settlers: Rise of an Empire' - v1.6 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Settlers VI will focus on building larger and more fortified cities as well as planning and optimization in a medieval world. This patch fixes some bugs, but also adds 3 new maps, and a new “vegetarian” mode in which players face the additional challenge of playing without consuming any animal products - no fish or sausages for the Settlers…

'NASCAR 09' (ALL) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NASCAR 09 will offer an authentic stock car driving experience for racing fans of all ages. Legendary NASCAR driver #24 Jeff Gordon will work you through an all-new interactive 3D menu interface, the game’s major features and advise you throughout your career. NASCAR 09 will feature the electrifying mix of rock, country, metal, and punk music.

'Go!Explore' (PSP) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 9:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Go!Explore is a state of the art, combined In-car and Pedestrian GPS navigation application for PSP. Incorporating a GPS receiver and the software UMD, containing your chosen maps, Go!Explore will offer a top quality Satellite Navigation system at an affordable price.

'Arma: Armed Assault' - v1.14 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed Assault is a realistic, combat gaming offering freedom of action and immersive complex environments, blended with a unique touch of total simulation. This v1.14 patch includes a unique new multiplayer mode called WARFARE, bonus units, dozens of improvements and fixes, new anti cheat methods, removed disc based copy protection (Securom or Starforce) and much more.

'Sudden Strike III: Arms For Victory' to Get New Multiplayer Interface - Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 8:05 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. Fireglow Games is working on SuddenStrikeNet, a new multiplayer interface for its RTS and new options for multiplayer game creation interface.

'Bangai-O Spirits' (NDS) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 7:55 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.

'LEGO Batman ' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 7:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Batman features all of the characters from the LEGO Batman construction sets, plus a few new additions. Gamers will have the ability to roam the streets of LEGO Gotham City as Batman or Robin, and even take control of the villains while manipulating gadgets and building/operating vehicles in co-op gameplay.

'Warriors Orochi 2' (PS2/X360) Officially Announced

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 6:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors will meet again in an unforgettable crossover event, as KOEI announces Warriors Orochi 2. Adding a Versus mode, characters from both franchises must team up to wage war against a new, powerful force in Warriors Orochi 2.

'Darksiders: Wrath of War' (PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darksiders: Wrath of War is an action/adventure game that gives players the ability to experience the supernatural destructive power of WAR, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, as he explores a demon ravaged world -- seeking revenge and ultimate redemption with a vast array of modern and mythical weaponry.

'Belief & Betrayal' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 5:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Belief & Betrayal is an adventure game where you investigate a murder and get involved in a dangerous church conspiracy, which has its roots through the centuries in the time when Judas got 30 silver coins for his betrayal of Jesus Christ.

'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King' - New Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WoW: Wrath of the Lich King will open the forbidding wasteland of Northrend to exploration by the hardiest adventurers. New levels of power, challenging new dungeons and encounters, an exciting 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.

'Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2' (PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'Penny Arcade Adventures: Ep. 1' (X360/PC) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, will be a comic adventure game, the first chapter of the planned episodic series which will feature characters from Penny Arcade, including the well-known Gabe and Tycho.

'Dragon Quest: The Chapters of the Chosen' (NDS) Announced - Screens

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

Get ready to journey through the lands, seas and skies of the vibrant Dragon Quest world with a trilogy of updates that bring three classic tales exclusively to NDS. With 3D graphics, newly animated monsters and dual screen presentation, the series promises to captivate an entirely new generation of players, as well as treat long-time fans to three beloved adventures.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Ikaruga'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on May 21, 2008 @ 4:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Treasure Co.'s Ikaruga is a quick-paced Xbox Live Arcade shooter with strong strategy elements featuring a slow-motion training mode and co-op play for two, combining of beautiful, manga-style storytelling and refined, ultra-challenging arcade heroics.

PS2 Review - 'Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on May 21, 2008 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz allows up to eight players to take part in an interactive quiz show experience featuring 5,000 questions based on Hollywood trivia, incorporating new and improved round types including Rollover, Fact or Fiction and Hollywood Stars, as well as hundreds of celebrity images and movie clips.

'Asterix at the Olympic Games' (ALL) Also Coming to Xbox 360 - Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Asterix at the Olympic Games follows Asterix, Obelix and their devoted druid Getafix as they travel to Olympia to help their love-sick friend Lovestorix win the heart of the Grecian Princess Irina and stop mighty Brutus from destroying the world. Success at the games is the only guarantee of putting an end to Brutus’ evil ways.

'Postal' Movie to Debut in North America This Weekend, If You Can Find It

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Uwe Boll's video game-to-film conversion of Running With Scissors' Postal franchise opens in theaters across North America on May 23. Originally planned as a major rollout across 1,500 screens, most theaters backed out at the last minute, and only a handful of places will actually show it.

'Pyroblazer' (PSP/Wii/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 3:37 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.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

'Lost Odyssey' (X360) to Get 'Seeker of the Deep' Bonus Pack

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost Odyssey is the story of Kaim, a 1,000 year old immortal character who doesn’t remember his past and nor knows where his future lies, who set out on an odyssey to discover his intricate past and destiny, leading players through a dramatic story of massive scale. Microsoft will release the 'Seeker of the Deep' bonus pack this weekend, May 23rd, for 400 Microsoft points, adding a new rare item and a boss at the end of the dungeon.

'War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on May 21, 2008 @ 3:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games and 2 by 3 Games announce a new expansion for their WWII strategy game War in the Pacific. The Admiral’s Edition expansion adds more detail, more history, and more features!