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'NCAA Football 09' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 9:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCAA Football 09 focuses on wide-open collegiate style gameplay featuring unique animations that you will only find in college football, unveiling the new Break Away Animation Engine which allows gamers to break in and out of moves.

Valve Beefs Up Steam With Cloud

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 9:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve announced that its digital delivery service Steam is getting a big upgrade in the near future. Currently it allows you to access your games from any computer but with Steam Cloud you will also be able to store & retrieve game data such as save games, keyboard configurations, game settings, and eventually even screens and movies, unlimited & free. Steam Cloud will first come to the Half-Life titles, CounterStrike, Team Fortress 2, as well as the upcoming Left 4 Dead, and eventually become part of Steamworks. Other features will be driver updates, calendar, system spec checker, events, localized pricing, etc..

Various Game Trailers #1353

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 8:50 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:

  • Dinosaur King [NDS] - Trailer (2)
  • City Life 2008 Edition - Trailer #2
  • The Bourne Conspiracy [ALL] - Bourne Instinct Trailer
  • Far Cry 2 [ALL] - Console Trailer
  • Battlefield: Bad Company [PS3/X360] - Demo Trailer
  • Kung Fu Panda [ALL] - Combat Trailer
  • World in Conflict: Soviet Assault [PS3/X360/PC] - Trailer #4
  • Dead Space [PS3/X360/PC] - Animated Comic Ep. 2

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

'The Eye of Judgment' (PS3) Gets v2.01 Patch

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 5:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In The Eye of Judgment collectible trading cards, embedded with a CyberCode, are placed in front of the PlayStation Eye for their respective creatures to come to life in 3D and battle on screen. With the recent launch of Biolith Rebellion 2, which adds 100 new cards, new creatures, and more, SCEA has issued a patch fixing card misprints and some gameplay imbalances.

'Star Wolves 2: Civil War' Revealed - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wolves 2: Civil War is an addon for Xbow Software's 3D space RPG, currently being developed by Elite Games, which adds more than 80 solar systems, new ships and weapons, new NPCs with specific personality treats, a new faction, and non-linear progression of the game.

'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) And 'Fracture' (PS3/X360) Demos Coming to PSN/XBL

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames president Phil Harrison revealed that Alone in the Dark fans may expect a demo to appear on Xbox Live and PSN about a week before the game ships, which would mean somewhere around June 13, while LucasArts also confirmed a demo for its sci-fi shooter Fracture is planned, although there will be a longer wait as that one is expected to hit August/September.

'Summon Night: Twin Age' (NDS) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 4:32 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.

'Football Manager' (ALL) Series Gets In-Game Ads

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 4:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In-game advertising company IGA Worldwide announced an exclusive partnership deal with SEGA Europe and Sports Interactive for forthcoming titles in the Football Manager series, including the Massively Multiplayer Online version, Football Manager Live.

PlayStation Store Gets Rock Band Tracks and Game/Movie Trailers

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 2:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, adding The Car's self-titled album from 30 years ago to Rock Band's repertoire (All Mixed Up, Bye Bye Love, Don’t Cha Stop, Good Times Roll, I’m in Touch with Your World, Just What I Needed, Moving in Stereo, My Best Friend’s Girl, and You’re All I’ve Got Tonight for $1.99/$14.99), and the usual game/movie trailers.

'Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon' (PS3/X360) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon follows Crypto on a journey of enlightenment and hi-fi destruction as he faces his most dangerous enemy yet and lampoons the pop culture of the Funked Out 1970s.

Video Games Can Cause More Than Just Virtual Eyestrain

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

When video game enthusiasts become engrossed in the game, their eyes are glued to the screen. The Minnesota Optometric Association (MOA) says that gamers of all ages often suffer from Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS).

'Dimensity' - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 12:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dagger Games' Dimensity combines dynamic hack & slash features with classic role-play and modern strategic elements. It invites you to take journeys, lead armies, achieve goals and unveil mysteries by involving yourself in unpredictable struggles.

'Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile' Re-Release, Demo, Content Patch Coming

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Children of the Nile is a strategy game where citizens who behave like real people are your primary resource. As their leader, you must build a place in which they can live and work, establishing a relationship of trust and cooperation which you then leverage to build a lasting civilization, and bring it to its cultural peak.

'Valhalla Knights 2' (PSP) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valhalla Knights 2 is making a return with more features, content and freedom of customization, allowing players to create the ultimate battle party. Additional races, job classes, weapons and monsters enhance the real-time tactical team combat.

'Dracula: Origin' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dracula Origin is a gothic adventure game, where you, as Professor Van Helsing, are devoted to the elimination of Dracula. Preventing Dracula from finding and using the antediluvian manuscript; you must help everyone who crossed paths with the count and refused to serve him.

'Splatterhouse' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by the landmark 1988 arcade hit, Splatterhouse combines visceral, adrenaline-soaked combat with horror elements to deliver an original gaming experience that defies the boundaries of the traditional action category with over-the-top gore and shocking new gameplay mechanics.

'Samba De Amigo' (Wii) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The samba-inspired rhythm music game made popular in the arcades is shaking its way onto the Wii! Keeping the beat with over 40 songs on a Samba-inspired sound track, players shake the Wii Remote and Nunchuk like maracas and compete with friends to see who has the best moves.

'The Political Machine 2008' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Political Machine 2008 is a strategy game that lets gamers take a shot at running for President, allowing you to design a candidate or choose a pre-existing one and campaign across the country against either a human opponent or a computer controlled opponent.

'Don King Presents: Prizefighter' (ALL) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 9:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Don King Presents: Prizefighter is a documentary-style boxing game, featuring a documentary-style narrative career mode, training, and will require you to also manage personal relationships outside of the ring. To accurately capture different eras of boxing atmosphere, Venom Games compiled more than 70 songs to complement the game, from rock to rap to metal to soul and funk.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 9:52 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:

'Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff' (NDS) Coming to Wii in 2009 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tecmo's Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff delivers to long time fans and newcomers easy to employ controls, fun, huge plays and exciting cut-scenes. The classic, over-the-top, all-American football game enables players of all levels to engage in a fun filled, fast paced, arcade style of football.

Sid Meier Enters Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2008

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sid Meier, creator of the Sid Meier’s Civilization franchise and Director of Creative Development at 2K's Firaxis Games development studio, has officially won more game awards than any other video game creator according to the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2008.

'Sudden Strike III: Ardennes Offensive' French Artillery - Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 8:51 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.

cdv Europe Signs Publishing Agreement With Gamecock

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

cdv Software and US publisher Gamecock Media Group have signed a strategic agreement that grants cdv AG exclusive rights to license, market and distribute Gamecock’s titles in Europe.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Far Cry 2'

by Adam Pavlacka on May 29, 2008 @ 6:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Far Cry 2 immerses players in an entirely new kind of gaming experience, featuring a custom-made video 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, brought to life by high-definition next-gen technology.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Tom Clancy's EndWar'

by Adam Pavlacka on May 29, 2008 @ 6:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set on the battlefields of World War III, Tom Clancy's EndWar is a next-gen console exclusive war strategy game that will push the envelope of technology, showcasing AI, graphics, physics and animations that were not possible before.

'SimCity Creator' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 6:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Electronic Arts announced the first details for SimCity Creator, an open-ended, highly creative game with a sense of humor that allows players to utilize the distinctive gameplay aspects of the Wii and NDS to create, enjoy and destroy epic cities.

'Summer Athletics' (PS2/Wii/X360/PC) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 6:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Summer Athletics brings sports right into your living room: exciting competitions in over 25 of the most popular summer sports disciplines, such as sprinting, hurdles, cycling, archery, javelin, hammer throw, and swimming, will provide long-lasting fun.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' Crafting System Revealed

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 5:57 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.

'East India Company' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In East India Company, players will enjoy building the world's most powerful trading empire and engaging in fierce battles in both single-player and multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic environment.

'Away: Shuffle Dungeon' (NDS) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 5:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Away: Shuffle Dungeon is a new RPG from Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy), with music from Nobuo Uematsu (Blue Dragon) and character designs by Sonic the Hedgehog's Naoto Ooshima. Every 99 years one of the town's inhabitants disappears, and this time it's local hero Sword's turn, but a young girl Anella takes his place, so it is up to you, as Sword, to rescue her.

'Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit' (PS3/X360) - 70 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 5:21 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.

'Space Station Sim' Coming to Europe

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Create a unique ISS, and play the role of the Chief Administrator of NASA, and creates astronaut crew members to live and work aboard the space station where you will face mission critical situations, including fires and equipment breakdowns, while conducting micro gravity experiments and dealing with space tourists shipped aboard.

'Dark Horizon' Announced

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive Dark Horizon is a stark and atmospheric space combat simulation that aims to hurl its audience through an action-packed adventure, piloting its own ship through the perils that only space could have to offer.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 3:03 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.

'The Sims 2: Free Time' - v1.13.0.155 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA's The Sims 2: Free Time gives your Sims the ability to perform casual tasks, jobs around the house or all sort of hobbies.

Wii Review - 'Deca Sports'

by Brad Hilderbrand on May 29, 2008 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Deca Sports, known in some parts of Europe as Sports Island, is an athletic offering, pulling together ten sporting events and pushing the player to their limits, fully using the Nunchuk/Wiimote to control your Mii like characters, including multiplayer.

'Roogoo' (X360/PC) Release Date And Achievements Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 2:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games' Roogoo, developed by Spidermonk Entertainment, uses geometric shapes and rotating discs to craft a frenetic, exciting puzzle game framed within an imaginative storyline and a delightfully realized fantasy universe

'Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge' - German v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 2:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge, previously known as JAZZ: Hired Guns, is a game that best describes the life of risk and danger that you’ll lead in this action-packed turn-based tactical game where you’ll be in control of leading a group of seasoned mercenaries through the African countryside.

'Dominions 3: The Awakening' - v3.17 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dominions 3: The Awakening is a turn-based strategy game set in a world of epic struggle between men, monsters, and gods. This v3.17 patch contains a mixture of cool new features and the elimination of a number of bugs.

'The Abbey' - German v1.08 BETA Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Abbey takes adventure fans to the gloomy world of the Middle Ages. An old abbey is the scene of a series of mysterious murders, and only one man can put a stop to the slaughter. In the role of the Grand Inquisitor Leonardo and his assistant Bruno, the player's task is to shed light on the mystery.

'Stranglehold' (ALL) Sequel In Development?

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 1:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A spiritual sequel to John Woo's action movie Hard Boiled, Stranglehold redefines the action gaming experience with its acrobatic gunplay, thrilling cinematography, frenetic combat and massive destructibility. Speaking at the DePaul University in Chicago, Stranglehold executive producer Brian Eddy was asked whether there would be a sequel, he replied, "All I can say is, there could absolutely be a possibility of that." Is that a yes or a no ?

'Empires in Arms' - v1.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empires in Arms in a grand strategy turn-based race to prove which nation is the greatest in Europe. In a bid for mastery over the continent, players can succeed where Napoleon failed or try to stop the military genius quicker than his historical enemies could! This v1.02 update includes over 150 fixes as well as some enhancements.

Playlogic and Virgin PLAY Team Up for UK Distribution

by Rainier on May 29, 2008 @ 12:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Publisher Playlogic and publisher/distributor Virgin PLAY announced their joint venture PlayV Ltd., a sales, marketing and distribution business that will bring PC, console and handheld products from both parties to the UK market