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'Lost Planet: Colonies' (X360/PC) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 6:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lost Planet: Colonies adds an 11 mission campaign, Score Attack and Time Trial Battle Mode, four new multiplayer maps, four new playable characters, 10 new weapons and no less than seven new game modes, such as Akrid Hunting and Akrid Egg.

Various Game Trailers #1337

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 6:46 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:

  • Battlefield: Bad Company [ALL] - Welcome to 'B' Company Trailer
  • LittleBigPlanet [PS3] - PlayStation Day 08 Trailer
  • Motorstorm Pacific Rift [PS3] - Pre-Alpha Tech Trailer
  • Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 2 [PSP] - Trailer #4
  • SpongeBob SquarePants Drawn to Life [NDS] - Trailer

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

'Bleach: Dark Souls' (NDS) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 5:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bleach: Dark Souls will feature a multitude of enhancements to last year’s Bleach: The Blade of Fate including multiplayer games with expanded personalization features, brand new special Bankai moves, 30 new Spirit Cards, power-enhancing crystals, as well as seven new gameplay modes.

'Yakuza 2 ' (PS2) Release Date Revealed?

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 5:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A 3rd person action adventure Yakuza 2 features enhanced combat, larger environments and a thrilling storyline continuing a year after Yakuza ended. Yakuza 2 will plunge players deeper into the world of Japan’s notorious underground organization, where honor and respect are not earned easily. According to an Gamestop's product page Yakuza is scheduled for Sept. 9, 2008 at $29.99.

'Rocketmen: It Came from Uranus' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 4:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rocketmen: It Came from Uranus, an expansion for Capcom's Rocketmen: Axis of Evil offering new weapons and new levels, will be available through Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network Store on Wednesday, May 14 and Thursday, May 15 respectively.

'Gran Turismo' Franchise Ships More Than 50 Million Units Worldwide

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 4:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment announced that since its racing and car-life simulator Gran Turismo launched over 10 years ago in December 1997, the cumulative worldwide shipment of the franchise has exceeded 50 million units.

'Mister Slime' (NDS) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 3:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games has signed a publishing agreement with Lexis Numérique for its newest old-school 2D side-scroller action adventure game, Mister Slime, featuring clever “elastic” controls.

'Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe' (PS3/X360) to Feature 'Toned-Down' Fatalities

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe forces friends to fight, worlds to collide, and unlikely alliances to be forged. when Midway made the announcement of its Teen-rated fighting game fans were up in arms of the lack of fatalities, but in a recent interview Ed Boon stated that the game will include modified finishers, just not "the same kinds of outrageous moves, like tearing someone's head off and the spine being attached to it."

'B-Boy' (PSP/PS2) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 3:26 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.

Pi Studios Looking for Q&A Testers

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 3:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

If you are local, or willing to relocate, Houston, Texas based Pi Studios is currently recruiting full time (but temporary) video game testers for positions in its Quality Assurance Department. Pi Studios is known for various Call of Duty expansion/map packs, Rock Band (PS2 & Wii) and currently working on Mercenaries 2: World In Flames (PS2), Quake Arena Arcade (Xbox 360 Live!) as well as a yet unannounced project.

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground, with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. Announced earlier today, Burnout Paradise for the PC will be customized with expanded online multiplayer features, and community driven content.

Bioware Backs Away From 'Mass Effect' (PC) 10-Day Activation Protection

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 1:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mass Effect invites players to take the role of Commander Shepard as they set out on an adventure to save the galaxy from imminent destruction. Earlier this week Bioware producer Derek French caused quite a stir when he revealed the Mass Effect (as well as Spore) copy protection activated a validation check every 10 days. EA/Bioware have changed their position, and now both games will only initiate a check when downloading a patch or extra content.

'Race Driver: GRID' (ALL) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 12:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GRID takes players to locations over three continents to compete in a variety of racing events. Packed with the most powerful racecars - new and classic, circuit and drift - players will compete in urban street races, as well as conquer official racetracks and championships.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' (ALL) - 24 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 11:36 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

No More 'Command & Conquer 3' (ALL) Addons

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Adds layers of strategy to your gaming experience by building mobile bases, wielding the power of terrifying Ion Storms on the battlefield, or customising your armies by combining units. Battle it out online with native voice-over IP, integrated clan support, and new spectator modes that let you play RTS games like a sport. In a recent interview C&C exec producer Mike Verdu revealed that Kane's Wrath will be the one & only expansion.

'Top Spin 3' (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360) - 15 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Top Spin 3, players compete online and offline to rise in the ranks against current top ranked professional players, as well as legendary players Boris Becker, Bjorn Borg and Monica Seles. Players can also use new player creator features that include free-form body sculpting, makeup and tattoos.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) Pins Down European Release Date

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is Nintendo's latest incarnation in the popular Super Smash Bros. series of titles, featuring all-new characters ranging from Kirby and Wario to Samus and even Metal Gear Solid's Snake.

'X-Blades' (X360/PC) Interface Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Blades, previously known as Oniblade, is a third-person, anime-style action/adventure. Your heroine wields two magical blades that can be used as swords or guns, and has magical abilities, all of which are upgradeable.

'TimeShift' (ALL) Gets Free Futures-Past Multiplayer Map Pack

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 10:28 a.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 plans to release a Futures-Past Multiplayer Map Pack, a free DLC package for TimeShift that includes five new multiplayer maps.

'Spectral Force 3' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus USA has obtained the North American rights for Spectral Force 3, the first of the series to land in the Western hemisphere, delivering challenging strategy RPG gameplay, a classic fantasy story, and tons of character and item customization options.

XSEED Games Brings 'Valhalla Knights 2' (PSP) to North America

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvelous Entertainment and XSEED Games announced a strategic co-publishing partnership which will allow Marvelous to enter the North American market and give XSEED Games an opportunity to access and bring to market titles from Marvelous’ portfolio starting with Valhalla Knights 2 for the PSP, scheduled to launch in fall 2008.

'Iron Grip: Warlord' - 6 Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Iron Grip: Warlord, using the Q3 engine, blends RTS and FPS gameplay, where you must employ urban guerrilla tactics to fight off the hordes. Protect your city at all costs, by building defense structures, setting traps, and taking the enemy on yourself.

The Games Company Becomes Independent Again

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Late last year German based developer/publisher 10tacle announced it was acquiring The Games Company, but since there have been all sorts of financial trouble which led to both companies agreeing to not realize the intended takeover. From now on TGC again acts an autonomous and independent developer and marketer of computer and video games.

'Roogoo' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 9:53 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

'Bus Simulator 2008' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bus Simulator 2008 combines driving and business simulation in a fun and unique way, testing the player’s bus driving capabilities, as well as commercial expertise to run a bus company.

'Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon' (PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 7:01 a.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.

'Rogue Trooper: The Quartz Zone Massacre' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rogue Trooper: The Quartz Zone Massacre is the story of how Rogue Trooper and his comrades are betrayed by a traitor general on their first mission to an area on Nu Earth known as the Quartz Zone. Only Rogue survives, and joined by his fallen comrades within his equipment, he begins a journey across Nu Earth to find the general and unleash his revenge!

'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King' - 14 New Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 5:23 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.

X360 Preview - 'Assault Heroes 2'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on May 9, 2008 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Re-imagined for an even more intense arcade shooter experience, Assault Heroes 2 expands its horizons into outer space, featuring hijackable enemy vehicles, many more levels and an enhanced co-operative gameplay mode.

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) Coming to PC With Extra Content

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground, with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. Burnout Paradise for the PC will be customized with expanded multiplayer, enhanced online features, and community driven content.

'Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 4:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, the third entry in the series, has you reprise the heroic role of Sergeant Matt Baker, a soldier of the 101st Airborne Division, during Operation Market Garden in the late stages of World War II.

NDS Review - 'Rondo of Swords'

by Reggie Carolipio on May 9, 2008 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rondo of Swords is a fantasy strategy RPG combining an epic narrative, a branching story and multiple endings, with an innovative combat mechanic that uses the DS touch screen and forces you to add even more strategy and planning to your attacks.

'Battlefield: Bad Company' (PS3/X360) Demo Coming June 5th

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield: Bad Company drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge. EA DICE revealed a demo will be available on Xbox Live Marketplace1 and PlayStation Store on June 5 and feature a singleplayer portion as well as the multiplayer Gold Rush mode on the Oasis map.

'BioShock' Movie Directed by Pirates of the Caribbean's Gore Verbinski

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Universal Studios has signed a deal with Pirates of the Caribbean director Gore Verbinski to turn Take Two's BioShock into a film, while John Logan, known for Gladiator and The Aviator, is in talks to produce the screenplay. Take-Two chairman Strauss Zelnick said the deal is structured in a way so that it won't end up in a last-minute backing out, like the Halo movie deal.

'wipEout HD' (PS3) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

wipEout HD features a selection of the best tracks taken from previous versions of the Wipeout franchise, offering meticulously crafted and fully reworked tracks.

PSP Headset with Remote Control Launches for Skype Calls

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Computer Entertainment America announced the availability of the new Headset with Remote Control for PSP, giving users a seamless solution for placing free calls over the Internet via Skype.

Atari Finally Delisted From Nasdaq

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After numerous warnings, Atari received a letter from The Nasdaq Stock Market stating that a Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel has determined to delist Atari's securities from the Nasdaq Global Market and will suspend trading of Atari's shares effective on the opening of business on May 9, 2008.

Codemasters Snags Exclusive Formula 1 License

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters has secured the exclusive video game rights to Formula 1, previously owned by Sony, allowing the UK based publisher/developer to develop a new generation of the multi-million selling Formula 1 game franchise across multiple platforms.

'Super Stardust HD Team Pack' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Give your trigger finger a boost with split-screen versus mode and split-screen co-op for Super Stardust HD, the reinvigorated, High Definition version of the asteroid-blasting format that's been a classic since the early days of video arcade games.

Friday, May 9, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 2:28 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:

Test Your 'Fury' Skills And Win Real Money

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fury developers Auran Games announced the launch of a new skill-based online competitive format called Fury League where players can not only test their skills against other players but also win Fury Gold which can be converted into real cash.

Torque-Powered 'Protöthea' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on May 9, 2008 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Protöthea is a 3D top-down vertical scrolling shooter game putting players in complete control of a last-generation spaceship via the Wiimote and Nunchuk, introducing new concepts to a classic game style while mixing genres.