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'Street Fighter IV' (PS3/X360/PC) Confirms Platforms - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 7:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Street Fighter IV features a mix of returning favorites such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile along with new characters created for this game, such as Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in stylized 3D, while the game is played in the classic Street Fighter 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes.

Various Game Trailers #1351

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 7:03 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:

  • Far Cry 2 [PS3/X360/PC] - UbiDays 08 Trailer
  • The Bourne Conspiracy [PS3/X360] - Shooting Trailer
  • Space Chimps [ALL] - Trailer (4)
  • Madden NFL 09 [PS3/X360] - Trailer (3)


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

'Combat Arms' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 7:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nexon America's free-to-play online first person shooter Combat Arms deploys players into a dangerous war zone teeming with soldiers of fortune looking to make a mark.

Once-Canceled 'The Kore Gang' (Xbox) Revived As 'Kore' (Wii)

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 3:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally scheduled for release in 2004, CDV dropped the game, which resulted in developer UDS shutting down. It was acquired by Swedish Daydream Software and picked up by Playlogic International, but never released. ZOINK and SnapDragon Games have revived the project to bring the redesigned action platformer to the Wii, with added features and a visual overhaul.

'Gunrox' - Open Beta Available NOW

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 3:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gunrox is a free-to-play turn-based squad-oriented tactical combat game, in which you create a squad of soldiers and battle players around the world in head-to-head or cooperative skirmishes.

'Ubersoldier 2: The End of Hitler' Coming to North America

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First is bringing back the undead and well-armed hero Karl Stolz, ready to defeat Hitler’s forces with Ubersoldier 2: The End of Hitler. The classic first person shooter is set in WWII with richly added RPG elements and traditional FPS features.

'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 12:11 p.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.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 12:08 p.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:

Industry Veterans Form Music Video Games

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

David Warhol, president of Realtime Associates, and Vincent Bitetti, former CEO of TDK Mediactive, announced the formation of Music Video Games (MvG), a music-based game company focused on delivering interactive entertainment experiences for both casual gamers and music fans.

SEGA Developing New Unreal Engine 3 Powered Cross-platform Game

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A year after signing its original agreement, SEGA of America announced that it has extended its relationship with Epic Games by signing a new Unreal Engine 3 licensing deal for a yet unannounced, cross-platform game.

No 'Afrika' (PS3) For Europe?

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Afrika is a faithful replications of much of Africa's flora and fauna. SCEA showed the first glimpse of it at E3 2006, but hasn't been heard of since. Over the weekend we revealed a possible release date, and since SCEJ launched a teaser website, albeit quite empty with just a "coming soon" logo, and Sony Europe made the odd statement that it will NOT be publishing Afrika.

'Buku Sudoku' And 'Warlords' This Week's XBLA Titles - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buku Sudoku upgrades the traditional paper-and-pencil game with beautiful HD graphics, informative tutorials, multiple grid sizes and new ways to enjoy the game via multiplayer modes. Warlords offers single and multiplayer action as up to four players battle to protect their fortress from attack, while battering down their opponents’ at a frenetic pace!

'Cal Ripken's Real Baseball' Homerun Derby Tournament

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cal Ripken's Real Baseball announced they will host a Home-Run Derby Tournament scheduled to begin on June 2nd at 12:00 PM PST. The Home-Run Derby Tournament is a revolving two-week competition, meaning a new winner will arise from the competition every two weeks.

'Home' (PS3) Gets Virtual PlayStation Day 08 Re-run - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Home service will allow you to create your own avatar and explore a real-time virtual community, as if you are playing a detailed 3D game. The new PlayStation Media & Events Space is a virtual arena that will serve as the live entertainment hub of the PS3 online community, hosting everything from new game unveilings to sports events and fashion shows.

'Brave: Shaman's Challenge' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 7:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games announced Brave: Shaman's Challenge, a puzzle game with an intricate storyline and thoughtful, strategic gameplay. Taking place in a land called Native America, Brave: Shaman's Challenge follows a young boy named Brave in his quest to protect everything he holds dear.

'Sudden Strike III: Ardennes Offensive' German Units - Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 7:52 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.

'Army of Two' (PS3/X360) to Get Free Veteran Map Pack - Trailer

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 7:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Army of Two will throw gamers into hot spots ripped from current-day headlines where they will utilize unique TWO man strategies and tactics while seamlessly transitioning between playing with AI and a live player. EA will be releasing a free Veteran Map Pack, adding two brand new co-op campaign maps and an enhanced multiplayer map.

'Space Chimps' (NDS/PS2/Wii/X360) - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 6:21 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.

'Sword of the Stars: Collector's Edition' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sword of the Stars: Collector's Edition includes the original game, the Born of Blood add-on (never released to retail in Canada/US), the first ever 150+ page Sword of the Stars novella The Deacon's Tale by renowned sci-fi writer Arrin Dembo and a bonus CD.

'Pure' (PS3/X360/PC) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pure takes quad racing to a new level, featuring massive jumps and spectacular airborne tricks in memorable, photo-realistic settings all over the globe. Featuring never-before-seen, vertigo-inducing massive aerial jumps in real-world quad locations, Pure delivers heart-pounding off-road racing unique to the genre.

'Gran Turismo 5 Prologue' (PS3) GT Academy Launches Next Week

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The ultimate competitive driving test will begin on June 2nd when GT Academy goes live in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue and sees PlayStation and Nissan unite the worlds of virtual and real-life racing to make the dreams of aspiring race drivers a reality.

'Venetica' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

dtp's RPG Venetica, developed by Deck 13 (Ankh, Jack Keane), is a visually stunning RPG with a cryptic storyline, mixing emotions and action in a unique free roaming and living sixteenth century world full of surprise.

NDS Review - 'Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer'

by John Day on May 27, 2008 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer takes place in a fantastical version of feudal Japan and stars a masterless samurai named Shiren who travels with a weasel named Koppa. Together they are on a quest to discover the mystical Land of the Golden Condor, said to be the home of the legendary city of gold known as El Dorado.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (ALL) Gets PayByCash

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 4:29 a.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. PayByCash provides non-credit card payment services allowing subscribers access to premium content through more than 70 payment methods not requiring a credit card.

'Beijing 2008' (ALL) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beijing 2008: the Official Video Game of the Olympic Games will be an authentic simulation of over 35 events from the upcoming Olympic Games and will allow gamers to experience the thrill of competing in many of the official venues.

'Sins of a Solar Empire' - v1.05 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sins of a Solar Empire is a real-time space strategy title under development at Ironclad Games. Unfolding the fate of three unique factions, Sins of a Solar Empire is the first chapter in an epic science fiction saga. This v1.05 update includes two new maps plus a number of multiplayer and single-player fixes.

'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) Keep the Fire Burning Competition

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 3:38 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 action-orientated experience within a detailed, open environment. Entrants to the competition will need to create the largest group of friends for the chance of winning an inferno of prizes, such as a week-long trip to New York or Paris, X360 and Wii consoles, Alone in the Dark soundtrack CDs, t-shirts and Art Books.

'The Witcher' Adventure Editor Contest

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher Enhanced Edition, CD Projekt's action/RPG, adds changes to the game's mechanics, better graphics, shorter load times, improved stability, the recently released D'jinni mod editor, two new adventures, making of DVD, two soundtracks, etc. The contest will have 5 separate stages, lasting 2 weeks, which will form the integral whole.

Meridian4 Signs Digital Distribution Agreement With Buka

by Rainier on May 27, 2008 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meridian4 announced that it has signed an agreement with Buka Entertainment to digitally distribute their catalogue of games, such as Battle Mages, Operation Matriarchy, The Entente: World War I, Midnight Nowhere, The Stalin Subway, Pathologic, Hard Truck Apocalypse, Pacific Storm etc.