'Gears of War' Movie to be Directed By Die Hard 4's Len Wiseman

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 7:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Back in early 2007 New Line Cinema (now a unit of Warner Bros.) acquired the movie rights to Epic's action game Gears of War, to be adapted by Stuart Beattie and produced by Temple Hill Entertainment. Twilight producer Wyck Godfrey revealed that the script was ready and the movie was scheduled for summer 2010 with a director about to be attached. According to Variety that turns out to be Die Hard 4 helmer Len Wiseman, who previously did Underworld (and sequel). Wiseman is set to make a new draft of the film's screenplay with The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift screenwriter Chris Morgan.

'Code of Honor 2: Conspiracy Island' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Claude Boulet and his team of elite French Foreign Legion commandos have to face their biggest challenge yet! General Mendoza’s mercenaries have invaded the Île Royale in the French Guiana, where scientists in a secret atomic research facility are working on an experimental nuclear reactor.

Various Game Trailers #1367

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 5:25 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:

  • Alone in the Dark [ALL] - Making Of Introduction Trailer
  • Belief & Betrayal - Trailer #5
  • Project Origin [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • Belief & Betrayal - Trailer #5
  • Battlefield: Bad Company [ALL] - Eye Patch Trailer
  • Guitar Hero: Aerosmith [ALL] - Behind The Scenes DMC Trailer

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

'Safecracker: The Ultimate Puzzle Adventure' Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 5:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Safecracker is a puzzle adventure game that requires you to use your wits, deductive reasoning, and puzzle solving skills to crack the master safe! Take on the role of an expert safecracker hired by the wealthy family of recently deceased billionaire, Duncan W. Adams, to find the deed to his riches in one of 35 extraordinary safes.

'Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon' (PS3/X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 3:34 p.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.

'Team Fortress 2' Pyro Update, Free Weekend Coming This Week

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 2:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TF2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next-gen animation technology, persistent player statistics, etc... The Pyro Update will be made available Thursday and contains three unlockable new weapons, 35 new achievements, and two user-created maps. To give everyone a chance to try the new weapons and community maps, another Team Fortress 2 Free Weekend will commence this Friday at 11 am PDT.

'Happy Tree Friends: False Alarm' (X360/PC) Coming Next Week - Trailer

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Happy Tree Friends, based on the cult-classic cartoon by Mondo Media, is a bright, colorful, and immensely bloody platformer where gamers have to save their friends, including popular favorites Lumpy, Nutty, and Handy, from inevitably gory deaths.

'Halo Wars' (X360) HUD Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo Wars is a strategy game based on the Halo universe where players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind.

'Top Secret' MMORPG Project Winner to be Revealed This Month

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 1:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last year Acclaim and industry veteran David Perry partnered up to present their ground-breaking “Top Secret” MMPROG project, in which players actually get an opportunity to participate in the entire development process from start to finish. Over 60,000 signed up to help, and later this month one lucky winner will be announced.

'Skate It' (NDS/Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Skate It has players riding with the skate pros, owning the best spots in San Vanelona and pulling off the sickest tricks using the popular FlickIt controls. Loaded with all-new gameplay features, Skate It supports the Wii Balance Board which gives players a fresh way to create their own signature skateboarding style.

'Tom Clancy's EndWar' (ALL) Beta Test Started

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 1:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's EndWar is a next-gen strategy game, set on the battlefields of WWIII, that will push the envelope of technology, showcasing unprecedented AI, graphics, physics and animations. People who have signed up for the beta will be receiving an email with their activation key and download locations over the course of the day as Ubisoft is gradually sending out 15,000 keys. The closed beta test will last for 3 weeks, and include three 1v1 and 2v2 maps.

'Requiem: Bloodymare' Kruxenas Race - Details & Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 12:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Requiem: Bloodymare is a new MMO, designed for a mature audience, blending elements of horror, fantasy and sci-fi while introducing a world where the misuse of science and magic has warped the natural world into a twisted vision of death.

Sony v4.00 PSP Firmware Adds Google Search And Movie Viewing Speed

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 11:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony announced the upcoming availability of the v4.00 system software update for PSP, adding Google Internet search directly to the XMB (XrossMediaBar) interface, and the ability to change viewing speed during playback of videos stored on your Memory Stick PRO Duo.

'Sea Life Safari' & 'Elements of Destruction' This Week's XBLA Titles - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Command the forces of nature in Frozen Codebase's Elements of Destruction and dive into a family-friendly underwater adventure with Sierra Online's Sea Life Safari, both launching on Xbox Live Arcade this Wed., June 18, 2008 at 9:00 AM GMT (1:00 AM PDT).

'Nitro Stunt Racing: Stage 1' - Patch #1 Available NOW

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nitro Stunt Racing offers instant fun and fierce competition on amazing tracks. Following the standard motor racing rules, this game is a spicy mix of attractive elements such as pipes, loops and huge jumps on various surfaces.

'Pop Cutie! Street Fashion Simulation' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pop Cutie! Street Fashion Simulation is a game where players manage the day-to-day happenings of their very own fashion boutique. They'll hire models and assistants, choose the look and music for their shop, run the cash register and even place magazine ads. Best of all, they'll take to the streets and meet different characters in search of up-and-coming trends.

'Fantasy Football' Console and 'Madden NFL 09' Integration - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The web-based service of EA SPORTS Fantasy Football is free, while members of Xbox Live or PlayStation Network will have the opportunity to download the fantasy football applications for a fee. In addition, for the first time ever, gamers will have the ability to play their fantasy football squad in Madden NFL 09.

'X Motor Racing' - v1.07 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 9:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X Motor Racing is an arcade racing game with next generation physics model, including all classes of cars from old RWD to modern sports cars, physics, and various graphical features. This demo includes 3 tracks, one car and is now updated with new physics surfaces, damage model, etc.

'Beijing 2008' (ALL) Track And Field Events - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 9:15 a.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.

T-Entertainment Signs Unreal Engine 3 For New MMORPG

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seoul-based T-Entertainment announced that it has licensed Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 3 for an upcoming MMORPG project codenamed L2, drawing elements from RPG and RTS games, and can be described as futuristic fantasy with a taste of space opera.

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets amBX Support

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 8:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in 2012, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X (high-altitude warfare) is the first air combat game in the Tom Clancy’s universe, featuring cutting-edge technology, devastating firepower, and intense dogfights. Soon, flying at Mach 3 becomes a right, not a privilege.

'Ashen Empires' Content Update Adds Factions, PVP Island, Updated Gfx - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 8:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ashen Empires is a classic fantasy MMORPG and one of the few games that gives its players the freedom to role play with complete control over the character creation process.

'Penumbra: Requiem' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 8:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the bizarre world of Penumbra: Requiem players will experience another psychological thrill on a level unheard of before Penumbra: Black Plague. This time telling what is real and what is not will be even harder and not always trusting your senses will be essential in order to survive.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Another Classic And Two WiiWare Titles

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 5:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added two classics and two WiiWare titles to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: Block Breaker Deluxe, Cocoto Fishing Master, and Samurai Shodown.

'Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked!' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 5:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked!, players will find themselves stranded on a mysterious island filled with lush forests, ancient ruins, and an active volcano. With the help of trusty pets and new friends, players can explore the mysteries of the island to find a way home, or make a new life for themselves and stay forever.

'Coraline The Game' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3P has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group for games based on Focus Features and LAIKA Entertainment’s stop-motion animated feature Coraline, the first to be originally filmed in 3-D, a surrealistic adventure game that will enthrall gamers of all ages with its moody atmosphere, engaging narrative and cast of colorful characters.

Crytek Working on PSP Title

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 5:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Crysis developer Crytek recently revealed it would no longer be working on any PC exclusive titles, after Crysis Warhead that is, it seems the Budapest studio might be working on a new, yet unannounced PSP title. The Crytek jobs page indicates that the Hungarian studio is looking for a PSP programmer with multiplatform development expereince, and willing to relocate with.

'Crazy Mini Golf' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crazy Mini Golf; known the world over as the thing you do when you’re at the seaside, when the kids are bored or when adults have had far too many drinks and see themselves as the next Tiger Woods………

'G1 Jockey Wii 2008' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 4:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI announced G1 Jockey Wii 2008, which will utilize the Wii’s unique controllers to recreate the horse racing experience more realistically than ever before. The Wii Balance Board has now been employed to take the series a step further, as players now get the chance to leap fences and steer their horse to victory.

'Too Human' (X360) Hel Character Detailed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 4:15 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.

'Shaun the Sheep' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher has signed Aardman Animation’s award-winning series, Shaun the Sheep. Players will play as the loveable sheep, Shaun, as he tries to find the rest of the flock before the Farmer arrives home, featuring the fan-favorite characters, items and locations from the much-loved stop-motion animated series, as well as original content for all-new experiences.

'Bratz Girlz Really Rock' (NDS/PS2/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 3:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the upcoming doll line and animated movie, Bratz Girlz Really Rock will feature an exciting story line and a full range of activities including live music performances, a makeover station with the latest make-up and hairstyling choices, a fashion design suite as well as skydiving and miniature golf to play with a friend.

'Rise Of The Argonauts' (PS3/X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters' Rise Of The Argonauts is an action/rpg developed by Liquid Entertainment, known for War of the Ring and Dragonshard. Set in ancient Greece you will embark on an epic quest, and encounter legendary figures such as Jason, Hercules and Atalanta.

'Lips' (X360) Details Revealed ?

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there hasn't been any official announcement yet, the leak over at research firm Intellisponse reveals that Lips is a music and singing game that includes 30 songs, 2 wireless interactive microphones (with motion sensors that allow you to dance, move or swing to score points), the ability to use and sing your own music or download songs from an online service. Lips scores you on your singing (pitch, rhythm and tune) and your overall performance.

'Rock Revolution' (ALL) Developed by Zoe Mode - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Revolution, developed by studio Zoë Mode, will give players a chance to rock out on the bass, lead guitar, and will be available with the most realistic drum peripheral on the market. Offering a variety of innovative single-player and multi-player modes, Rock Revolution features an extensive music selection, along with a wide variety of downloadable songs

'Forza Motorsport 3' (X360) Details Revealed?

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Over the weekend a lot of details from several upcoming titles were revealed through a leak at research firm Intellisponse. Forza 3 is a racing sim that caters to both motorsports fans and automotive lifestyle enthusiast, with over 400 cars and 100 tracks, new race modes, near limitless customization options, real world damage, online community features, powerful assist mode for new players, new cars and tracks as DLC, and will be released on a 2-disc set.

PC Review - 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on June 16, 2008 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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 brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan.

Bungie Reveals New 'Halo 3' Multiplayer Map

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 1:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At this weekend's Major League Gaming Halo 3 competition in San Diego, Bungie's Lukems and Shishka revealed that they are working on a remake of the classic Halo: Combat Evolved map Chill Out, to be released in the upcoming map pack as Cold Storage. No further info was revealed, but details are expected in the next Bungie update.

Team Ninja Employees Leave in Droves

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this month we reported that Team Ninja Boss Tomonobu Itagaki resigned shortly after finishing Ninja Gaiden II, and filed lawsuit against Tecmo for outstanding bonus payments on a prior game. As it turns out Itagaki is not the only one and according to recent reports as many as three dozen former Team Ninja employees have resigned and are filing lawsuit against Tecmo as well.

NDS Review - 'Turn It Around'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on June 16, 2008 @ 1:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Turn It Around is a unique arcade experience that features 24 mini-games focused on Touch Screen spinning. Use your turn wheel to master speed, technique or power in games that range from Arkanoid to Golf. You can even take on a friend in three multiplayer modes. Get ready to chase your tail and Turn It Around!

'Postal' Movie Wins Hoboken International Film Festival Award

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 1:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Hoboken International Film Festival, held in New Jersey, was where Postal, Uwe Boll's dark comedy based on the video game franchise from Running With Scissors, walked off with the coveted Best of Festival Award.

'Bratz Ponyz 2' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 16, 2008 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Bratz Ponyz adventure continues, this time with different ponyz to play with, new mini-games and more fun activities! Take a trip to the magical archipelago and have fun with the hippest horse friends a girl could ever have!