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'The Conduit' (Wii) Officially Announced

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 8:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

High Voltage Software officially announced The Conduit, a stunning action FPS that promises to provide some of the best visuals seen to date on the Wii, featuring terrifying alien creatures, an advanced AI System, and a rich, conspiracy-laden story.

TrackMania Nations/United Forever - Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 8:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TrackMania Nations Forever is a new version of the Stadium environment, a solid solo mode and 65 new, progressively difficult tracks, uniting an even larger number of players thanks to its multiplayer modes, online functions and interactivity between players. This patch fixed crash/bugs and tweaks a few things in both the United and Nations edition of the game.

'GTR Evolution' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 8:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GTR Evolution takes GT and WTCC Extreme cars to the legendary Nordschleife, the holy grail of racing. In GTR Evolution gamers will experience the modern version of the monumental track of Nürburgring Nordschleife along with the Nürburgring GP layout.

Various Game Trailers #1363

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 8:15 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:

  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise [X360] - Trailer #2
  • Infinite Undiscovery [X360] - Trailer #3
  • NBA 2K9 [PS2/PS3/X360] - Kevin Garnett Trailer
  • King's Bounty: The Legend - Tales from Endoria #1
  • Line Rider 2: Unbound [NDS/PC] - Trailer #6


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

'Earthrise' - New Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 8:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earthrise, Bulgaria based indie developer Masthead Studios' debut title, is a post-apocalyptic science fiction MMO.

Mumbo Jumbo Games Now On Steam

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 8:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MumboJumbo Games has signed an agreement with Valve to launch its popular casual games on Steam, starting with the popular Luxor series as well as "The Office." During the first week of availability, all MumboJumbo games are 10% off the standard prices.

'Tales Of Vesperia' (X360) Coming in August, Demo Planned

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai's X360 exclusive Tales of Vesperia combines real-time combat, captivating storylines and remarkable graphics while introducing original elements that set a new standard for role-playing gameplay and interactive storytelling. Namco Bandai revealed that its Tales of Vesperia is scheduled for August release, with a demo to appear on Japanese Marketplace later this month.

'Secret Agent Clank' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 4:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

High Impact Games is working on a new installment in the Ratchet & Clank series, but this time Clank is going solo. As it has not yet officially been announced details are thin, but in Secret Agent Clank, Ratchet has been imprisoned and you have to clear his name by going all James Bond spy-like.

'Dark Sector' (PS3/X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 4:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3 Publisher's Dark Sector, developer by Digital Extremes, thrusts players into the role of an elite black-ops agent sent on a dangerous mission into a decaying Eastern European city that hides a deadly Cold War secret. We almost forgot about it, but D3P has finally released a playable demo on Xbox Live.

'Spore' (ALL) System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race, becoming a global civilization and choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade, be nice or play rough!

'Zoids Assault' (X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Manage a team of elite war machines through a campaign of intense military conflicts. Advanced upgrade and customization options combine with challenging objective-based gameplay to offer a fresh new strategy RPG and a daring new vision of the long-running Zoids universe.

'Supreme Commander' (X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 1:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Supreme Commander puts gamers in control of one of three factions fighting to control the future of mankind. The x360 version will include exclusive new units, updated maps and new multiplayer modes. Originally scheduled for April, SupCom has now gone gold and is set for a June 23, 2008 release.

'Darksiders: Wrath of War' (PS3/X360) - 7 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darksiders: Wrath of War is an action/adventure game that gives players the ability to experience the supernatural destructive power of WAR, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, as he explores a demon ravaged world -- seeking revenge and ultimate redemption with a vast array of modern and mythical weaponry.

'Football SuperStars' to Integrate Voice Communication

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football SuperStars is an MMO, developed by ex-Climax Online boss Rik Alexander's Monumental Games, allowing players to meet within a utopian soccer-styled virtual world and take part in 3, 5, 7 and 11-a-side football matches. Vivox has signed a deal to integrate its voice communication services in CyberSports' upcoming title release.

'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' (NDS/PS2/Wii/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 11:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

High School Musical 3: Senior Year DANCE! allows players to dance along with favorite characters to familiar High School Musical songs from all three movies, while High School Musical 3: Senior Year features all new songs from the upcoming theatrical release and lets fans play through the game as the Wildcat whose personality is most like theirs.

'Eschalon: Book II' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eschalon: Book II is the second game in a trilogy of RPGs designed to have a play style similar to classic RPGs of the 80's and 90's. With a focus on a single-player storyline, statistically driven character development and turn-based combat, Eschalon: Book II features a style of gameplay rarely seen anymore in commercial games.

'Aces of the Galaxy' (XBLA/PC) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring pick-up-and-play gameplay, Aces of the Galaxy is an old-school arcade thrill-ride where you are thrust into the midst of epic space battles, experiencing over-the-top action in their battle for survival!

'Street Fighter IV' (PS3/X360/PC) - 9 New Screens

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

SF 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 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes.

'Magi-Nation Trading Card Game' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Magi-Nation Trading Card Game gives players the opportunity to assume the role of their favorite Magi and summon powerful Dream Creatures to battle evil Shadow Magi who are determined to rule all of the Moonlands.

'Space Empires V' - US/Euro v1.74 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Empires V completely updates the user interface, and takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Watch space battles play out in glorious detail with realistic effects. This v1.74 patch version is for the North American version of SE V.

'International Cricket Captain 2008' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 7:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

International Cricket Captain 2008 is the most realistic and in-depth cricket management game to date. With a complete statistical update, a remodelled game engine and a vastly enhanced and re-designed interface and the most up to date statistics available, International Cricket 2008 is set to reclaim its place amongst the sports management elite.

'Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII' (PSP) Gets Bundled in Europe

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 7:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII takes fans on an exciting journey through the origin of the FFVII saga in an all-new action-packed experience, featuring inspiring visuals, full 16:9 widescreen presentation and an engaging battle system. SCEE will bundle Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII with a limited edition, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII engraved silver PSP.

'Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli' (ALL) Gets Euro Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision's Ferrari Challenge is a realistic racing game, developed by Eutechnyx, from the famous Italian sports car manufacturer, with the official license of the motor sports series with the input of professional racing drivers.

'Race Driver: GRID' (ALL) - Demo #2 Available NOW

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 6:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GRID takes you to locations over 3 continents to compete in a variety of racing events. Packed with the most powerful racecars - new, classic, circuit and drift - you will compete in urban street races, official racetracks and championships.

'All Points Bulletin' (X360/PC) Public Beta Planned

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 6:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

All Points Bulletin is an MMO freeform combat and driving-based game, designed by the creator of the original Grand Theft Auto franchise, bringing players into a living, breathing city where cash is king and territory equals respect. Realtime Worlds revealed that it is transitioning into Alpha and moving towards the full public beta of APB.

'The Last Remnant' (PS3/X360) - 17 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Last Remnant is Square Enix's latest single-player RPG game, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, scheduled to be released in Japan and North America simultaneously, with two main characters, each one appealing to a specific territory.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 5:44 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:

'Monster Jam: Urban Assault' (NDS/PSP/PS2/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 5:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking Monster Jam monster trucks onto the streets and other urban settings and being rewarded for the scale of the damage and destruction is one of the new key features of Monster Jam: Urban Assault. Feel the crunch of twisting metal underneath as you drive legendary and world famous monster truck favorites, demolishing every vehicle you see.

'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 5:02 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.

'Portal 2' to be A Prequel?

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Valve is recruiting voice actors for Portal 2, and the first details have come to light through industry site Breakdown Express. Valve is looking for somebody to voice Cave Johnson, 60 year old former boss of Aperture, who will be a principle antagonist, labeled as an out of touch with reality sidekick. As Mr. Johnson is actually dead, this may indicate that Portal 2 is set before the catastrophic conclusion of the original. Being a 'dark comedy' the role requires comic timing, with dramatic moments.

'Moscow Racer' - New Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 4:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moscow Racer will offer you to experience realistic car handling and mechanics, choose from a wide variety of tracks and get an in-depth look at well-known Moscow streets featuring compelling gameplay and breathtaking visuals, so gear up for exploring the Russian capital in fast-paced and maneuverable vehicles.

'Star Ocean: The Last Hope' Coming to X360 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix announces three new RPGs for the 360 that will be released across all PAL territories and North America beginning with Infinite Undiscovery early Sept. 2008 and followed by The Last Remnant (PS3 date yet to be determined) and Star Ocean: The Last Hope, both set for a global release in 2008-2009.

'Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift' (NDS) - 17 New Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 3:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy Tactics A2 turns your NDS into a tactical battlefield where you can take control of a clan of fighters, mages and more. Summon mighty Scions and Espers to overcome the challenges that await, fulfill your destiny and return home victorious!

Wii Review - 'Emergency Mayhem'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on June 10, 2008 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Emergency Mayhem combines chaotic driving sequences with arcade mini-games. You'll be in stitches controlling the frenzied police, fire service or paramedics as they dash around the city from one emergency situation to the next.

'Too Human' (X360) Pre-Order Incentive - Screens

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Step into the world of Too Human, Silicon Knights' third-person epic action game. As the cybernetic god Baldur, players are thrust into the midst of an ongoing battle that threatens the existence of mankind. Pre-order Too Human at participating retailers and get five exclusive sets of armor, one for every character class, each with two open slots for customization using the games rune system.

'NHL 09' (PS2/PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 09 takes to the ice with improved Skill Stick System controls and the new Defensive Skill Stick, while adding depth and new features designed to help newcomers jump into the series, or show off your skills with the new Be A Pro mode.

'Harpoon 3: Advanced Naval Warfare' - v3.93 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 10, 2008 @ 2:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matrix Games has released a new patch for its naval warfare sim Harpoon 3: Advanced Naval Warfare, adding a streamlined game interface, tweaked and improved gameplay, and reinforcing Harpoon 3’s level of realism. This 3.9.3 update repairs roughly a dozen crashes or bugs posted on the community issue tracking system.