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'Limbo of the Lost' Distribution Halted

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 7:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier today it came to light that Majestic's adventure game Limbo of the Lost wasn't as authentic as was led to believe after members of the gaming press noticed it had striking similarities to Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Eidos' Thief: Deadly Shadows. While the developer could not be reached, publisher Tri Synergy issued a statement saying they were shocked and immediately halted distribution of the title until further notice.

'Little King's Story' (Wii) Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 5:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marvelous Entertainment has teamed with XSEED Games to publish Little King’s Story, the fantasy adventure RPG title formerly known as Project O, developed by the creators of Harvest Moon, FFXII, Dragon Quest VIII etc.

Various Game Trailers #1364

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 4:39 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:

  • Pro Cycling Manager: Tour De France 2008 [PSP/PC] - Trailer #2
  • Sea Life Safari [X360] - Trailer
  • Pyroblazer [PSP/Wii/PC] - Gameplay Trailer


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

'SimCity Societies' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring an all-new, revolutionary feature set, SimCity Societies allows players to construct not only the cities they desire, but create their cultures, societal behaviors and environments as well. As promised, EA has release a demo for its latest city builder, up to date with the latest code after several patches, and includes a tutorial, a scenario and two major disasters.

'FaceBreaker' (Wii/PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created by the same team that developed Fight Night Round 3, FaceBreaker offers irreverent fun, immersive gameplay and eye-popping stylized graphics. In this in-your-face, arcade world full of ego-wielding characters, each boxer comes to life with unique attributes and distinct personal style.

'Penny Arcade Adventures: Ep. 1' (X360/PC) Available on Steam, Gets Achievements

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, will be a comic adventure game, the first chapter of the planned episodic series which will feature characters from Penny Arcade, including the well-known Gabe and Tycho. In celebration, Episode One has been enhanced with achievements for Steam purchasers.

Emergent Launches its Gamebryo 2.5 Development Platform

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 4:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emergent’s Gamebryo 2.5 provides developers the framework they need to quickly bring high-quality titles to market no matter how complex the development environment as it introduces a redesigned core with the Emergent Terrain System, a new Geometry System and enhanced support for the Floodgate stream processing engine.

'Supreme Ruler 2020' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 2:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Supreme Ruler 2020 is a strategic and tactical geo-political game where direct control of the military and the policies of a nation becomes the key to survival. One of the innovative new features is the wide-open "Super Sandbox" mode, which allows players to take control of nearly any country or region of the world.

'Spyro' and 'Guilty Gear' Coming to Xbox Originals

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that on June 16th, 2008, you will be able to download (through Xbox Live) and play Guilty Gear XX #Reload, and The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning on your Xbox 360.

'Warfare' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warfare is a real-time global war simulator with real material and it's devoted to a conflict in the Near East. The main goal of the first campaign (USA) is taking full control of the region; the second one is coming to power in Saudi Arabia and achieving the withdrawal of all American troops.

Caffeinated Games Founded by 'SOCOM', 'Lord of The Rings' Veteran

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Indie developer Caffeinated Games announced its formation, founded by the former Lead Tools Engineer of Zipper Interactive (SOCOM) Greg Chudecke who prior to Zipper worked on Backyard Skateboarding (Atari) and Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Black Label Games), and revealed it will focused on the creation of original AAA games.

'Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix' (PS3/X360) Beta Coming June 25

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will make its downloadable debut on the Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network by utilizing the original game code, while creating a fresh upgraded experience with new artwork and high resolution 1080p graphics. Now that Capcom launched Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3, it revealed that the SSFIITHD beta will be available June 25, 2008.

Pixel Mine Launches 'Fireteam Reloaded'

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fireteam Reloaded is a fast paced sports-like team-based, multiplayer action game with integrated voice communication fueled by furious combat in a futuristic battleground setting featuring 4 unique game-play modes, and 3 character classes.

'Brave: Shaman's Challenge' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 11:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brave: Shaman's Challenge is 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.

'Fatal Inertia EX' (PS3) Goes Gold, Gets Dated

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fatal Inertia mixes street racing, demolition derbies and rallying with a futuristic setting where machines no longer need wheels and the laws of physics govern all. Last year's X360 version launched with underwhelming success, so KOEI has further optimized the game, and added new features.

'Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People' (Wii/PC) - 8 Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 10:08 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.

'Wizard101' Now Accepting Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KingsIsle Entertainment's for Wizard101 is an elaborate 3D virtual world in which magic and sorcery come to life as players embark on a quest that involves a massive cast of good, evil and frequently silly characters. Fans interested in participating can now sign up for the closed beta test.

'Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise' (NDS) - 15 New Screens

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

In Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise players will inherit a neglected garden on Piñata Island and turn it into a piñata paradise by tending to all aspects of cleaning the garden, growing and maintaining vegetation, caring for and breeding piñatas, as well as attracting new piñata species.

NaturalMotion and NVIDIA Team Up to Bring a New Level of Realism to Games

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 9:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NVIDIA and NaturalMotion announced that they have teamed up to offer game developers and publishers easy-to-use, highly integrated solutions for adding animation and physics in next-generation games.

'BioShock' (PS3) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 8:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games' genetically enhanced story-driven action game BioShock is in development for the PS3 with new features and content that heighten the award-winning experience. A narrative-driven action experience BioShock allows players to do the impossible as they journey through an amazing, immersive and terrifying world.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' (ALL) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set between the largely unexplored era between Ep III and Ep IV, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy.

'New International Track & Field' (NDS) Multiplayer Details - 94 New Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 7:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The New International Track & Field features over 20 different athletic events, with several unlockable characters from other Konami franchises, such as Pyramid Head from Silent Hill 2 and Sparkster from Rocket Knight Adventures.

'Orchard' Announced

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 7:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Put on your green thumb as Majesco announced Orchard, developed by BoomZap Entertainment, an engaging simulation that tasks players with managing all aspects of a growing orchard and roadside farm stand business.

'Disciples III: Renaissance' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 6:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Advances in gameplay and the addition of new elements will make Disciples III richer and more interesting, while the visual design follows the original ominous and gloomy style of the Disciples world, but now with all units and environments in full 3D.

'American McGee's Grimm' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 6:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

American McGee's Grimm is a story-driven action-adventure game where the player interacts with a compelling collection of vividly drawn characters inhabiting a world built around twisted takes on the best-known tales in Western fiction.

'Unreal Tournament 3' (X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In UT3, you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled by human contestants online or by AI, fought with the most powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles.

20% of Casual Video Games Audience is Disabled

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 6:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A survey conducted by Information Solutions Group, revealed tens of millions of disabled consumers have gravitated to "casual" video games as a source of relief or distraction from their infirmities, as well as a sense of accomplishment or belonging.

PSP Review - 'Warriors Orochi'

by Tom Baker on June 11, 2008 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors will finally meet this fall in an unforgettable crossover event. In Warriors Orochi, the characters from both franchises must team up to wage war against a new, powerful force.

'Top Spin 3' (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 5:23 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.

'Turok' (ALL) Movie in the Works?

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

Turok is a story-driven FPS set on a dark, mysterious planet in the near future. Take on the role of former Black Ops turned Special Forces commando Joseph Turok on a mission to take down a war criminal on a genetically altered planet. Flags of our Fathers star Adam Beach revealed that he has been approached to play Native American super-hero, the series based on a comic book after all, Turok, which should appear in theaters in a few years.

'Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 4:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Civilization Revolution delivers features like real-time interaction between leaders, multi-player capabilities and integrated video and voice chat, which transports the Civilization series to a level of gameplay that fans have never experienced before.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 4:42 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:

'Tales Of Vesperia' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 4:36 a.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.

Turbine Confirms it's Developing Console MMO

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 4:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last month Turbine's Jeffrey Steefel revealed that while there is nothing to announce yet, the developer intends to use its multi-platform license. An opening on the Turbine jobs page, further gave credence to that claim, which has now been confirmed by spokesman Adam Mersky, saying it is actively developing a title for console.

'Soul Bubbles' (NDS) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Soul Bubbles the player controls a young shaman apprentice, who is entrusted with saving lost “souls” and guiding them to safety. He must protect these fragile beings from the hostile and dangerous world around them, and he does this by creating protective bubbles to keep the spirits safe.

Aeria Games Signs 'Pi Story'

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aeria Games announced it has signed NCONY's web based MMORPG Pi Story, a side-scrolling 2D game that allows players the functionality of user created content, Web 2.0 Technology and a wide array of game features.

'Last Chaos' Gets New Content for High Level Players

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the world of Last Chaos, a free-to-play MMO, the mortal races fight for power and conquest of Iris. In a land of shifting alliances, bloody betrayals and insatiable ambitions, players have full control of their destiny; every action and decision is meaningful and important. The Tomb of Theos is a dungeon for level 75-plus players who will have the chance to control entry into the dungeon.

'Ship Simulator 2008' - Multiplayer Server Available NOW

by Rainier on June 11, 2008 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ship Simulator 2008 is a simulation game that puts players at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea. The application allows all Ship Simulator 2008, and New Horizons, players to create their own stand-alone multiplayer servers.