'Beijing 2008' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beijing 2008: the Official Video Game of the Olympic Games will be an authentic simulation of over 35 events from the upcoming Olympic Games and will allow gamers to experience the thrill of competing in many of the official venues.

Microsoft Shuffles Around Executives After Corp. VP Resigns

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 5:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced its corp. VP of Global Marketing Jeff Bell will resign to pursue other opportunities while Shane Kim will assume the newly created role of corp. VP of Strategy and Business Development. Current GM of Microsoft Game Studios Europe, Phil Spencer, will return to Redmond from the U.K. to take on his new role as GM of the global Microsoft Game Studios business.

Various Game Trailers #1365

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 5:15 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:

  • Final Fantasy Tactics A2 [NDS] - Trailer (5)
  • Overlord: Raising Hell [PS3] - Trailer #2
  • Runes of Magic - Trailer
  • American McGee's Grimm - Trailer #2


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

'Lylian' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 5:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pixelpickle Games' Lylian is an action side-scroller using unique elements of visual and audio cues to entrance the player into seeing an unstable young girl's warped perspective of reality, the player gets caught up as she spirals into the unknown depths of her own imagination.

'Arcanum' - Unofficial v080612 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sierra's Arcanum, developed by now defunct Troika Games, is an isometric RPG that creates a compelling new world where magic and technology coexist in an uneasy balance. This v080612 patch fixes some of critical bugs, adds some lost content, fixes stats on lots of NPCs, and plenty more.

Playstation Store Gets Game Content, Tracks, Demos, Classics and More...

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content, Rock Band gets MTV2 Pack 01 ($2.99) , while Guitar hero gets Isle of Wight Festival Track Pack (Kasabian's Shoot the Runner, The Sex Pistols' live Problems performance, and Kaiser Chiefs' I Predict a Riot, $6.25), Syphon Filter 3 (downloadable PSOne classic for PS3/PSP), a free Army of Two: Veteran Map Pack, Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars Demo and the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes and Wallpapers.

'Final Fantasy IV' (NDS) - 43 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 3:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The team that brought Final Fantasy III to NDS comes together once again to breathe new life into a classicm Final Fantasy IV for DS will feature full 3D graphics, fully-voiced dramatic cutscenes, and added content.

City Interactive Releases Six Pack of Budget Titles in UK

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 2:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hot on the heels of the first three Gold Premiere titles launched last month City Interactive announces six new additions to its Premiere range of new games at great prices (£4.99) available from 13 June, Beauty Factory, Overspeed, Code of Honor: The French Foreign Legion, Terrorist Takedown: Conflict in Mogadishu, Sniper: Art of Victory, and Wings of Honour: Battles of the Red Baron

'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 2:49 p.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.

'Top Spin 3' (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 12:46 p.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.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' (ALL) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 12:40 p.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.

'NHL 2K9' (ALL) Also Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports announced that it is bringing NHL 2K9 to Nintendo's newest console, the first and only officially licensed NHL and NHLPA video game for Wii. NHL 2K9 will offer fans the opportunity to play like the pros using the Wii Remote controller as a hockey stick, and play hockey in a wholly unique experience like never before.

'Wheelman' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 12:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Starring action star and famous gamer Vin Diesel, Wheelman will take you on a white knuckle thrill ride that unfolds throughout the streets of Barcelona. Featuring car chases inspired by Hollywood's most famous action-sequences, Wheelman will deliver powerful cinematic moments throughout the game's compelling storyline.

'Spider-man: Web of Shadows' (ALL) Comic-Con Model Vote

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The official Spider-Man: Web of Shadows web site has kicked off a new vote allowing Spider-Man fans to take control of the Web of Shadows campaign. Help pick the model who will appear at San Diego Comic-Con dressed up as Black Cat, tailor-made exactly to the specifications of the in-game character costumes. The vote will last until Monday, June 16th, when Spider-Man fans will then pick who will be portraying Mary Jane at Comic-Con.

'LEGO Batman' (ALL) Nightwing, Clayface and Bane Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Batman features all of the characters from the LEGO Batman construction sets, plus a few new additions. Gamers will have the ability to roam the streets of LEGO Gotham City as Batman or Robin, and even take control of the villains while manipulating gadgets and building/operating vehicles in co-op gameplay.

'Football SuperStars' Gets In-game Ads From PUMA

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 10:36 a.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. PUMA has signed a deal with CyberSports that will see its products and branding incorporated interactively in the game play.

'Fatal Inertia EX' (PS3) - 21 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 10:10 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.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v5.4 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 10:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v5.4 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.

'Beyond Protocol' - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beyond Protocol is an MMORTS game that places you in a time where billions of Earth's exiles seek out the leadership of a few. You are placed in control of a group of colonists who believe that you can bring them the happiness their ancestors had on Earth. Your actions, leadership, and desire will bring forth changes sought by all who decide to step Beyond Protocol.

'Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 9:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 integrates a tiered fitness regimen, expert advice and exercise techniques from the charismatic Jillian Michaels, known from the TV series "The Biggest Loser, delivering a focused workout that will help players reach their own personal fitness goals by using the Wii Balance Board.

'The Lost Crown: A Ghosthunting Adventure' Coming to Europe

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game's The Lost Crown: A Ghosthunting Adventure combines a dense, rich, spine-tingling story inspired by classic ghost stories with today's modern ghost hunting techniques.

'Asterix Brain Trainer' (NDS) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Asterix Brain Trainer is packed with entertaining mini-games led by everyone’s favourite Gallic hero, Asterix, which make puzzles, memory games and problem solving more fun than ever.

In-game Advertising to More Than Double in Five Years

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buoyed by a vibrant video game industry that is enjoying unprecedented growth, eMarketer projects that US in-game advertising spending will increase from $295 million in 2007 to $650 million in 2012.

Guitar & Rock Heroes Get New Internet Music Channel

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Heroes is the first streaming music channel that plays nothing but the guitar-driven rock music found in today’s hot music video games. Now any player, at any time, anywhere can log on and hear tracks especially selected for “guitar heroes” in “rock bands.”

'Still Life 2' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 5:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microïds announced Still Life 2, developed by Gameco Studios, a real-time 3D adventure game where you play FBI agent and profiler Victoria McPherson, investigating some of North America's most difficult and darkest crimes.

'Guitar Hero: On Tour' (NDS) Bundle Announced

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time handheld gamers will have the freedom to unleash their inner rock star anywhere, anytime with Guitar Hero: On Tour offering the most diverse set list of master tracks in a Guitar Hero game, including classic rock, alternative and pop favorites. The bundle includes the game, and a Silver/Black NDS branded with the Guitar Hero logo, for a limited time only.

'Unreal Tournament 3' (X360) Gets Date And 'Gears of War 2' Multiplayer Video

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 5:10 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.

'Mata Hari' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 4:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mata Hari as a classic point-and-click PC adventure game that will tell a story based on the legendary dancer and spy, Mata Hari. The story and game design will be created by Hanover-based studio, 4Head.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' Soundtrack Announced

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 4:41 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. Funcom is releasing a special 2CD soundtrack, sending you on a spellbinding musical journey throughout Hyboria.

'Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock' (ALL) to Rock The Isle Of Wight Festival

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god, experience new features and content including a new multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a bevy of unlockable content and authentic rock venues. Get a chance to perform on the same stage as The Sex Pistols, The Kaiser Chiefs and The Police in front of thousands of concert-goers.

'Panzerkrieg: Burning Horizon II' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Panzerkrieg: Burning Horizon II is a grand real time strategy game and sequel of CDV's Blitzkrieg: Burning Horizon. Three epic campaigns (German, Soviet and Allied) will let you experience the intensity of World War Two battles to a tactical depth never seen before.

'SNK Arcade Classics: Vol. 1' (PSP/PS2) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SNK Playmore and Ignition Entertainment announced SNK Arcade Classics: Vol. 1 for the PS2 and PSP which will include 16 classic titles from the SNK library, such as Fatal Fury, Metal Slug, World Heroes, King Of Fighters and plenty more ...

'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor' (NDS/PS2/Wii) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is a 3rd person action adventure game where you take on the roles of Rick O’Connell and his son, Alex on their harrowing journey across exotic locations from ancient Chinese catacombs to beautiful, but dangerous, Himalayan peaks to defeat the revived servants of the Dragon Emperor.

'Case Closed: The Mirapolis Investigation' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Case Closed: The Mirapolis Investigation is an adventure game that will thrill kids: visit crime scenes, solve enigmas, find clues, collect evidence, play super fun mini-games (football, Super hero arcade battles, smash the groundhog and more!), and of course catch the bad guy. You will also enjoy game Extra: listen to music with the jukebox, view your in-game picture collection!

'Race Driver: GRID' (ALL) - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 2:19 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.

'The Conduit' (Wii) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 12:53 a.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.

Load Inc. Showing Off Its Goods At Liepzig Games Convention

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 12:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paris based development studio Load Inc. is coming to Leipzig for the Games Convention, where its representatives will be presenting their soon to come Xbox 360 Live Arcade and PSN game: “WCTYY” (acronym for “We Can’t Tell You Yet”).

PS3 Review - 'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars'

by Sanford May on June 12, 2008 @ 12:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

ET: QW pits the armies of Earth against the invading alien Strogg in this online strategic shooter. Featuring team play, persistent character promotions, day and nighttime missions, and the universe's most powerful weapons and vehicles.

'Velvet Assassin' (PS3/X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 12:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in World War 2, Velvet Assassin is a 3rd person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 12:22 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:

'Dungeon Maker' (NDS) Making its Way to Europe

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 12:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeon Maker offers the opportunity to create unique dungeons by giving the player total control over where they choose to place tunnels and chambers. Having created a maze, traps can then be set in order to entice monsters to enter.

'R-Type Tactics' (PSP) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on June 12, 2008 @ 12:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

R-Type Tactics, known in North America as R-Type Command, is a deviation from the usual shoot 'em up genre into the tactical/RPG genre, giving fans of the franchise a chance to see all the units and enemies up close and personal, in 3D, while also adding 2 player versus mode.