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'Overclocked: A History of Violence' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 7:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Overclocked, developed by House of Tales team, known for The Moment of Silence, is a psychological thriller which uses many technical innovations and a surprising narrative approach to form an eerily real gaming experience.

'Guilty Gear 2 Overture' (X360) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 7:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guilty Gear 2 Overture is the newest installment in the Guilty Gear franchise, deviating from the series beat'm up norm by not calling it GG X, as well as by adding RTS elements where you need resources to gather your army and destroy the enemy's base.

Take Two Suing Over Pulled 'Grand Theft Auto IV' Ads in Chicago

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 7:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few days prior to GTA IV's launch on Apr. 29, the Chicago Transit Authority pulled ads for Rockstar's newest game from its vehicles when a Fox News report questioned why the ad was allowed to run after a wave of violent crimes in Chicago. Today, Take-Two filed a lawsuit against the CTA for violating its free speech and contractual rights, as the two companies had a six-week, $300,000 ad campaign agreement.

'Windchaser' Goes Gold in Germany - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 5:07 p.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.

'Portal' - Flash Mappack Available NOW

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 5:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Portal player must solve physical puzzles and challenges by opening portals to maneuvering objects, and themselves, through space. We Create Stuff, the team that crated the Portal Flash version, has ported its 40 levels into actual maps to be used in Valve's puzzler.

E3 2008 - Atlus Out, Majesco, Southpeak, Codemasters, D3P And Square Enix In

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 3:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

It all started when the ESA sent out invites to the press for its E3 Media & Business Summit 2008, revealing an exhibitors list that lacked quite a few names. So far, Activision Blizzard is not attending (nor renewing its ESA membership), as well as NCSoft, Foundation 9, and Her Interactive. In the meantime, a few others who were not on the initial participants list have confirmed their participation (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Bethesda), while id Software is still uncertain. Today, we can confirm that Atlus will not be present, but Codemasters, D3 Publisher, Majesco, Rebellion, Southpeak and Square Enix will be present.

'Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns combines zany characters and hilarious dialogue with hardcore dungeon RPG gameplay, making it stand out from the crowd with more game content, combat options, a unique and memorable RPG experience.

'Vigilante 8: Arcade' (X360) Gets Pushed Back

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision's next installment in the classic vehicular-combat franchise Vigilante 8 is coming to Xbox Live Arcade, currently licensed and developed by Isopod Labs. Vigilante 8: Arcade is a remake of the original game, featuring online play with up to eight players and a host of new content, taking full advantage of next-generation technologies. To further polish the game Isopod Labs has pushed back V8's release until June.

'The Incredible Hulk' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fueled with fury, SEGA’s The Incredible Hulk features key moments from the film, as well as additional plot lines and characters from the character’s rich comic-book universe. Players smash through New York City, battling gigantic enemies amidst soaring skyscrapers in a massive open world.

Atari Bringing 'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm' (PS3) to Europe

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 3:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed with gorgeous cinematic quality HD graphics, a revolutionary next-gen battle system, interactive multi-dimensional battle grounds and seamlessly explorable world of Naruto, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm will capture the heart of any Naruto fan! Your dream to live and breathe the show will come true!

'B-Boy' (PSP/PS2) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

B-Boy uses a dynamically controlled fighting system to help you battle the best b-boys on the planet. Over the course of an in-depth "B-Boy Life" mode, players build up a crew and battle against real-life superstar b-boys including legendary and original b-boy in-game host Crazy Legs.

'Prototype' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prototype tells the story of Alex Mercer - a man haunted by his past, fighting a secret war in New York City. As the action spirals out of control, a conspiracy tied to his origins threatens the future of mankind itself. Sierra confirmed today that Prototype has been pushed back from its original fall 2008 date until 2009 in order to give Radical more time "to deliver the game the team initially set out to create." For more details, check our Prototype preview from earlier today ....

'Air Conflicts' Coming to PSP - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 11:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Air Conflicts is an arcade simulator set during the second World War conflict and featuring many action missions with a historically accurate timeline, authentic planes, units.

'Bus Driver' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bus Driver is a realistic simulation of a bus driver's duty, offering over ten different kinds of buses to drive, an expansive city environment with various districts, and over two dozen routes with varying weather conditions set at differing times of day.

'Audiosurf' Update Adds New Features

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 11:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Audiosurf is a music-adapting puzzle racer where the shape, the speed, and the mood of each ride is determined by the song you choose. You earn points for clustering together blocks of the same color on the highway, and compete with others on the internet. The FM Update, introduces a host of new features and content including last.fm audioscrobbling, the ability to run Audiosurf as a music visualizer, scoreboard comments, and much more.

'Wits & Wagers' This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title - Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wits & Wagers is the trivia party game where you don’t need to know the right answers to win, bringing an inventive and accessible party experience to Xbox Live Arcade this Wed., May 7, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (1:00 a.m. PDT).

'Rock Band Track Pack Vol. 1' (PS2/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band Track Pack Volume 1 for the Wii and PS2 features a 20-Track electrifying mix of classic hits and current favorites, including songs by Boston, Nine Inch Nails, Stone Temple Pilots, and All American Rejects.

'Deca Sports' (Wii) - 10 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Duo of Classic Titles

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added yet another two classic games to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: Renegade and Pokémon Puzzle League.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Prototype'

by Thomas Wilde on May 5, 2008 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Prototype tells the story of Alex Mercer - a man haunted by his past, fighting a secret war in New York City. As the action spirals out of control, a conspiracy tied to his origins threatens the future of mankind itself.

Monday, May 5, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 5:39 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:

  • Crosswords DS (NDS)

  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

THQ's 2008 Nickelodeon Lineup

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced its lineup of games based on Nickelodeon properties, including the debut of The Naked Brothers Band: The Video Game, based on the TV show that follows the lives of a kids’ rock band fronted by real-life brothers Nat and Alex Wolff. Also included are Drawn to Life: SpongeBob SquarePants Edition, and other titles based on TV shows such as Tak and the Power of Juju, Avatar: The Last Airbender and Back At The Barnyard.

'Samurai Shodown Anthology' (PSP/PS2/Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celebrate the history of Samurai Showdown by battling as one of the greatest Samurai of all time. Samurai Shodown Anthology includes the complete collection of the series: Samurai Shodown, I, II, III, IV, V, V Special and VI.

'The Bourne Conspiracy' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bourne Conspiracy is a 3rd person espionage action game where players move from fistfights to firefights to experience sequences that seamlessly blend Bourne's signature hand-to-hand combat with intense shooting and the ability to escape and evade deadly situations. A 1.2Gb demo is now available on Xbox Live, later this week on PSN, and next week in Europe.

'Martial Arts: Capoeira' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Twelve Interactive's Martial Arts: Capoeira is an original fighting game combining sport and RPG elements with traditional fighting game mechanics for the very first time, to offer unrivaled realism and challenging brutal gameplay.

NDS Review - 'Teenage Zombies: Invasion of the Alien Brain Thingys!'

by Reggie Carolipio on May 5, 2008 @ 3:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Humans, succumbing to ray-guns, mind-control, and shiny flying saucers, have failed to defend their planet and let it fall easily into the clutches of the Big Brain and his army of Brain Thingys. The only hope left for mankind is three Teenage Zombies that have arisen from a graveyard disturbed in the invasion.

'Metal Slug 7' (NDS) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SNK is preparing yet another installment in the long running side scrolling military arcade shooter series, Metal Slug 7. While there is no date set for Europe or North America, it is currently scheduled for a July 17th, 2008 release in Japan.

'Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People' (Wii/PC) Play-test Sessions

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People is a story-driven series with a comic spin based on Matt and Mike Chapman's online animated series. The player uncovers each episode's comedic plot through character interaction, dialogue-based puzzles, and the use/abuse of inventory items. Telltale is looking for testers to come to their offices and play each new episode prior to its release.

'The Witcher Enhanced Edition' Coming Aug/Sept., Console Edition Confirmed

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 2:30 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. Originally scheduled for May 16th, it has been delayed until Aug/Sept., the previously revealed console version is making good progress according to product manager Maciej Sachmacinski, but still too far off to pin down a release date.

'Strategic Command 2: Patton Drives East' Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 5, 2008 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefront.com and Fury Software's second expansion pack for Strategic Command 2: Blitzkrieg, titled Patton Drives East, has gone gold, allowing allow players to explore the historically possible what-ifs of World War II.