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'WALL-E' (ALL) - 30 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 7:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players will take control of WALL-E and EVE through a fast-paced adventure based on the upcoming Disney/Pixar film. The game will allow fans to relive some of the movie’s most thrilling moments as they explore 10 worlds filled with non-stop action and adventure, along with head-to-head multiplayer challenges.

Various Game Trailers #1347

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 6:40 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:

  • Samba De Amigo [Wii] - Trailer
  • Blast Works: Build, Fuse & Destroy [Wii] - Depot Trailer
  • Mass Effect [PC] - Trailer (2)
  • Prince Of Persia Prodigy [ALL] - Speed Art Trailer #2
  • Madden NFL 09 [ALL] - 08 vs. 09 Comparison Trailer

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

PlayStation Store Gets PSP Demo, Rock Band Tracks, and Trailers ...

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 6:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, starting with a Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 PSP demo, those 9 tracks included in the Euro edition of Rock Band (Blur's Beetlebum, H-BlockX's Countdown to Insanity, Die Toten Hosen's Hier Kommt Alex, Muse's Hysteria, Les Wampas' Manu Chao, Tokio Hotel's Monsoon, Pleymo's New Wave, Juli's Perfekte Welle, and Oasis' Rock ‘N’ Roll Star, $1.99/each), the PixelJunk Monsters music album and the usual game/movie trailers.

'Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 6:02 p.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.

Microsoft to Give Xbox Live Arcade A Makeover

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 4:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox Live GM Marc Whitten revealed to Next-Gen that Microsoft is going to give its Xbox Live Arcade service a makeover by "delisting" unpopular XBLA titles (6+ months old, less than 6% sell through, less than 65% score average). On top of the recent size limit hike, Microsoft will also tackle the DRM issue (couldn't move over purchased titles when the X360 died) by releasing a tool that will let people consolidate their titles to a new unit. Last, but not least, the software giant will also start up a first-party studio that will solely develop Xbox Live Arcade titles. Unfortunately, this means there will be no Spring dashboard update.

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

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in 2012, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X (high-altitude warfare) is the first air combat game in the Tom Clancy’s universe, featuring cutting-edge technology, devastating firepower, and intense dogfights. Soon, flying at Mach 3 becomes a right, not a privilege.

'Guitar Hero III' (ALL) World Record Broken

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 4:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On May 17th, 13 year-old Grapevine native Daniel Johnson beat the Guinness World Record for high score on a single song for Guitar Hero III, by scoring 890,971 points while playing “Through the Fire and Flames” by Dragonforce at the Expert Level on his first attempt, 10,000 points more than the previous record.

New 'Oddworld' Game In Development

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 2:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While still many years from completion, Maxis co-founder Jeff Braun revealed to the Cord Weekly that he is working with original series creators Oddworld Inhabitants on a new installment in the franchise. During a seminar at the Wilfrid Laurier University yesterday, Braun revealed that the new title may take the episodic route, but nothing was certain yet, although he did say that the new Oddworld game will have a revolutionary, cinematic quality 3D animation system rivaling that of CG motion pictures.

'Far Cry 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry 2 immerses players in a new kind of gaming experience, featuring a new game engine built from the ground up. Players will discover a true open world gameplay set in one of the most beautiful environments in the world, Africa.

Mandalay Media to Acquire GreenScreen Interactive

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 1:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Only a few weeks ago did GreenScreen Interactive announce it was acquiring ZOO Digital Publishing and Destination Software, as it now has been acquired itself by another company. Mandalay Media, who itself has recently merged with Twistbox Entertainment, is looking to acquire various types of companies in digital distribution, interactive entertainment, and online digital media and publishing.

'Shattered Suns' Gets Further Delayed

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shattered Suns is a new science-fiction, real-time strategy game with unique features such as three-dimensional battles, a moving battlefield, player-designed units, unique economic challenges and an interactive campaign. Originally scheduled for 2007, delayed until 2008, then pushed until May, 3rd time must the charm as it is now slated for August 19, 2008.

'PictoImage' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced PictoImage, a fun & challenging pick-up-and-play party/puzzle game that will sharpen your wit and drawing skills.

Conspiracy Brings 'C.O.R.E.' (NDS) to Europe

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 10:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

C.O.R.E. is a classic FPS game set in an underground laboratory complex in the year 2050, featuring an advanced graphics solution, multiplayer support, and makes maximum use of the NDS' dual screen and touch-screen control system.

'The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian' (ALL) - 13 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian will expand beyond the film and feature 20 playable characters, each with different weapons and abilities, as well as a two-player offline/online "drop-in/drop out" gameplay mode.

Double Range Guitar Controller (PS2/PS3) for Guitar And Rock Heroes

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Peripherals and accessories provider The Ant Commandos announced its V Shaped Double Range Guitar is the first on the market to feature 100% compatibility with all Guitar Hero and Rock Band games for both PS2/PS3.

'Stronghold Crusader Extreme' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stronghold Crusader Extreme features huge battles with over 10000 units on screen, a new Extreme Trail which will test even the best Crusader players and a new tactical aid bar which allows you to unleash super moves on your enemies.

'BioShock' (X360/PC) Coming to PS3

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioShock will forever change the expectations for the FPS going beyond run-and-gun corridors, monster-closet AIs and static worlds, creating a living, unique and unpredictable FPS experience. The long-running BioShock coming to PS3 rumor seems to become reality, as it is featured on the UK's PSM July cover. The franchise continues its expansion with the upcoming movie.

'City Life 2008 Edition' - New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City Life 2008 Edition features 60 more buildings, bringing the total to 360, including famous structures such as St. Paul Cathedral, Royal Opera, etc. New scenarios, 10 new maps and an updated version of the editor allow you to import satellite maps, as well as import from applications such as World-Machine, or GeoControl.

'ArchLord' Surpasses 500k Players

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Embark on your adventure to become the one mighty ruler of them all and take control of vast worlds, sprawling towns and cities or even control the world's horrific monsters to wreak havoc on your cowering enemies. Ever since Codemasters decided to drop the subscription fee, people have been flocking to its MMORPG, which now exceeds 500k players.

'Sudden Strike III: Ardennes Offensive' - New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 9:21 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.

'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) Soundtrack Coming to Retail

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 9:17 a.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.

'Aquatic Tales' (NDS/Wii/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Portugal based GameInvest announced Aquatic Tales, an underwater adventure game designed to turn your screen into a living aquarium, and teach important lessons about conserving our oceans.

Bethesda Signs Development Agreement With Splash Damage

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bethesda announced a long-term development partnership with U.K. studio, Splash Damage, known for such titles as Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and most recently Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars. More details about the new title will be released at a later date.

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3' (ALL) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

C&C: Red Alert 3 takes players on an epic RTS adventure to a breathtaking alternate future spawned by time travel run amok, featuring a fully co-operative campaign while bringing back the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay.

Blizzard Banning Thousands Of Glider Users

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We all know that Blizzard is not afraid to use the ban hammer on gold farmers and all sort of cheaters, but it seems to have outdone itself this time around. While still in a legal battle with the creators of Glider, a bot program used in WoW to generate honor while being offline, Blizzard started banning thousands of subscribers who are using the "cheat" program. Shortly thereafter, the Glider forum was flooded with hordes of its users (it costs $25) wondering what was going on and asking for their money back.

'Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 5:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disney Interactive Studios announced Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell allowing girls to interact with dozens of enchanting Disney Fairies, including Silvermist, Iridessa and Fawn, and explore Pixie Hollow through time-based activities and mini-quests.

'Ship Simulator 2008' - v1.4.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 5:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ship Simulator 2008 is a simulation game that puts players at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea. This v1.4.1 update improves towing, ocean bump maps/ship dynamics, and AI, as well as pushboat connection.

'Dungeon Party' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 4:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeon Party, developed by Cyanide, is a free MMOG where two teams of up to 5 players compete over one or more rounds and victory is only assured when one of them gets out of the dungeon with the treasure.

'Infinite Undiscovery' (X360) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 3:55 a.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. Hot on the heels of yesterday's release date announcement, some new screens...

'Velvet Assassin' (PS3/X360/PC) Developer Shying Away From PC

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in World War 2, Velvet Assassin is a 3rd person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles. In a recent interview Replay Studios founder Marc Moehring revealed that the current PC market is not healthy and that the German developer will move to console-only titles after it wraps up Velvet Assassin.

'Wizard101' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KingsIsle Entertainment announced plans for Wizard101, an elaborate 3D virtual world in which magic and sorcery come to life as players embark on a quest that involves a massive cast of good, evil and frequently silly characters.

'Pac-Man' Coming to the Silver Screen

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buried in a $200 million financing announcement from Crystal Sky Pictures to make 5 movies, is news that the company will produce a movie based on Namco Bandai's iconic Pac-Man franchise. Crystal Sky Pictures is also behind the upcoming video game adaptation of Konami's Castlevania, which was delayed due to the recent writers' strike.

'Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix makes its downloadable debut on the Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network by utilizing the original game code, while creating a fresh upgraded experience with new artwork and high resolution 1080p graphics.

'Windchaser' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 2:05 a.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.

'Prince of Persia Prodigy' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, known for Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia is opening a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe, featuring a new breed of gameplay. The game is poised to rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 22, 2008 @ 1:51 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:

PS3 Review - 'Turning Point: Fall of Liberty'

by Geoff Gibson on May 22, 2008 @ 1:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fall of Liberty takes players to new battlegrounds in World War II, ones born from a changed moment in history that led to the Nazi invasion of 1950s America, delivering an explosive action experience in a world where famous real-world locations appear startlingly different under Nazi occupation.