'C&C 3: Kane's Wrath' (X360/PC) v1.01 Patch Details

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 9:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The C&C series continues to thrive with Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath. As the expansion pack to C&C 3 Tiberium Wars, this RTS game returns to the Tiberium universe with Kane at the center of an epic new single player campaign. EA has released details what to expect in the v1.01 patch, which is still a week or two out ..

'Resistance 2' (PS3) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 7:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resistance 2 will feature 8-player, story-driven online co-op separate from the regular single-player campaign, 60-player online PvP (Heavy, Special Ops, Medic classes) and more vehicles, including The Chameleon, a Stalker with full cloak.

Tecmo Denies Mass Exodus and Lawsuits, Issues Statement

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

After Team Ninja's Tomonobu Itagaki resigned, and revealed he was filing a lawsuit against Tecmo for outstanding payments, rumors started flying that dozens of additional employees left and similarly filed suit. Tecmo issued a statement saying the rumors are false and, that it only two employees, while it is currently in the process of resolving outstanding compensations to its staff.

Various Game Trailers #1369

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 6:52 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:

  • NBA Live 09 [ALL] - Features Trailer
  • Overclocked: A History of Violence - Trailer #4
  • Overlord: Raising Hell [PS3] - Big Fights Trailer
  • Secret Agent Clank [PSP] - Trailer #2
  • Sonic Unleashed [ALL] - Trailer #4
  • Supreme Ruler 2020 - Trailer #3
  • Too Human [X360] - Co-op Classes Trailer
  • Fatal Inertia EX [PS3] - Phoenix Motors Trailer


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

'Guitar Hero: Aerosmith' (ALL) Sponsors NASCAR's No. 40 Dodge

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 6:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fire up the fret board, crank the amp to 11 and get ready to rock this way with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. Play through Aerosmith's career, bands they performed with, venues they played. Chip Ganassi Racing has partnered with Activision and Target to feature Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, on Dario Franchitti’s No. 40 Dodge in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

'Vigilante 8: Arcade' (X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 6:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision's Vigilante 8: Arcade, developed by Isopod Labs, is a remake of the original game, featuring online play with up to eight players and a host of new content, taking full advantage of next-generation technologies.

Mandalay Media No Longer Acquiring GreenScreen Interactive

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Back in April GreenScreen Interactive acquired Destination Software and ZOO Digital Publishing, only to be acquired by Mandalay Media, which had recently merged with Twistbox Entertainment and was looking to acquire various types of companies in digital distribution, interactive entertainment, and online digital media and publishing. Well as it turns out the two companies did not come to a final merger agreement, and the acquisition has been terminated.

'Final Fantasy Versus XIII' (PS3) Development Put On Hold

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Final Fantasy Versus XIII is an action based Final Fantasy title exclusively for the PS3, from the creators of Kingdom Hearts and Advent Children. Square Enix has temporarily halted the development of Final Fantasy Versus XIII According to the latest issue of Japanese mag Famitsu, and shifted the team over to work on completing FFX III as fast as possible.

'Zoids Assault' (X360) Gets Slightly Delayed - New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 3:54 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.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 3:51 p.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:

'Euro Truck Simulator' - 15 New Screens

by Judy on June 18, 2008 @ 2:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Euro Truck Simulator is a truck simulation game where you can drive across a realistic depiction of continental Europe, visiting its beautiful cities, from Rome to Berlin to Madrid to Prague, picking up a variety of cargo, and delivering them on time!

KOEI Europe Reveals 2008 Release Schedule

by Judy on June 18, 2008 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI Europe today announced its lineup of games for the rest of 2008, including Dynasty Warriors 6 (PC), Opoona (Wii), Samurai Warriors 2 (PC), Soul Nomad (PS2) and Warriors Orochi 2 (PS2/X360).

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get More The Offspring Tracks

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While MTV and Harmonix are releasing The Offspring's new Hammerhead single this week (currently on XBL, tomorrow on PSN) the band itself revealed that more famous/classic tracks are expected, namely Come Out and Play (Keep 'Em Separated), Self Esteem, Gone Away, All I Want, Pretty Fly (For a White Guy), and The Kids Aren't Alright, although no release schedule was revealed.

'Atlantica Online' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 11:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlantica Online, developed by NDOORS Interactive, is bringing back turn-based and strategic gameplay to give a fresh face to the MMO world. A thinking person's game, Atlantica Online gives players the chance to really strategize using the combat, mercenary and city/country management system.

'The Princess Bride Game' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Princess Bride Game combines animation with the best of casual, narrative and adventure games. Help Princess Buttercup and Westley manage life on the farm, outsmart Vizzini in Battle Of The Wits, use teamwork to survive The Fire Swamp, find hidden objects with Miracle Max, and collect inventory to storm the castle.

'Schizoid' (X360) Goes Gold, Coming in July - Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Schizoid, the first Xbox Live Arcade title built using XNA Game Studio Express, is a co-op action game where teamwork equals survival and players must team up to protect each other from a seemingly endless stream of glowing enemies.

'Need For Speed: Undercover' Coming Late 2008

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA CEO John Riccitiello has not only spilled beans on The Godfather II at the William Blair & Company's 28th Annual Growth Stock Conference but also revealed that Need For Speed: Undercover is coming later this year. Riccitiello himself was rather disappointed with last year's Prostreet, and since the Vancouver team has been split in two, each given a two year development cycle. NFS: Undercover will feature a very strong mission structure, influenced by the action movies The Transporter, and a better storyline with a strong narrative hook

'Farmlands' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Caffeinated Games, formed by Zipper Interactive's Greg Chudecke, announced its first project, Farmlands, a board and collectible card game you build farms, plant crops, and battle for control of land. The goal of Farmlands is straight forward; increase your net worth to meet the goal of the map or have the largest net worth when time runs out.

Former Team Ninja Boss Gets Slapped With Gag Order

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 10:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

When Ninja Gaiden developer Tomonobu Itagaki left Tecmo he let his discontent be heard, which apparently resulted in more employees leaving and filing lawsuit. Now Tecmo has slapped Itagaki with a gag order, preventing him from disclosing or leaking information regarding its game software, sales, development or any other company secrets, using newspapers, magazines, and the Internet to criticize Tecmo software and employees, obstructing its business through slanderous remarks to third parties, nor can Itagaki accept interviews regarding Tecmo or talk to the press about the company.

'Savage 2: A Tortured Soul' Gets New Content Update

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S2 Games announced a new, completely free, content update for its MMORTS/FPS Savage 2: A Tortured Soul, adding enduring items, a new special unit, new beast unit, character taunts, automated tournament system, community created maps and unit movement enhancements.

'Mozart' - New Screens

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

Mozart is a 3rd person point & click adventure game where you get submerged in the historical setting of Prague, with its legendary places and architectural treasures combing roman, gothic and baroque styles.

'C&C 3: Kane's Wrath' (X360) Drops Global Conquest, Gets Challenge Mode

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

The C&C series continues to thrive with Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath. As the expansion pack to C&C 3 Tiberium Wars, this RTS game returns to the Tiberium universe with Kane at the center of an epic new single player campaign. According to EA producer Jim Vessella the turn-based Global Conquest game type wasn't popular with beta testers, and lacking control precision vs. a mouse, so it was decided to remove it and plug in a Challenge mode instead.

'Initial D: Extreme Stage' (PS3) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 9:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The demise of the SEGA Rally series doesn't mean the end of racing games for SEGA, there is still the anime/drifting inspired Initial D franchise, under development for the PS3 as Initial D: Extreme Stage, although currently only scheduled for release in Japan.

SpeedTree Adds New Features And 20+ New Species

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new v4.2 SpeedTree has entered beta stage and is available for immediate evaluation and licensing, offers several new options such as a preview option to see your handy work, local wind sources and even more foliage to choose from with over 20 new trees, palms, flowers, cacti etc.

Wisconsin Gives Game Developers A 25% Tax Break

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wisconsin's new 25% tax credits for the film and television industry contains an innovative component not found in most state’s incentives packages, the video gaming industry, as qualifying game developers can also take advantage of the incentives.

'Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods is an addon for Jwood's action/RPG and will answer many open questions and guarantee a seamless step to Gothic 4. Once more you take on the role of the nameless Hero and again you have to raise your sword in anger to save the world of Gothic.

'Team Fortress 2' Full Pyro Update Details

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 9:01 a.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.

'Yakuza 2 ' (PS2) Keeps Japanese Audio, Gets English Subs

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A 3rd person action adventure Yakuza 2 features enhanced combat, larger environments and a storyline set 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 a Seganerds, Yakuza 2 will keep the original Japanese voice cast and add English subtitles.

'Last King of Africa' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 3:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Focus Home Interactive has signed an agreement with White Birds to publish and distribute Benoît Sokal's first NDS adventure, Last King of Africa, a remake of his PC title Paradise. You are Ann Smith, daughter of the last king of Maurania, whose plane crashes and while suffering from amnesia gets stranded on the other side of the country, in rebel territory.

'The Godfather II' (ALL) First Details

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Although there has not yet been an official announcement, the development of The Godfather II isn't exactly a secret, as it was originally announced as a trilogy. During the William Blair & Company’s 28th Annual Growth Stock Conference, EA CEO John Riccitiello revealed that "You can play this game both at the street level, much like a GTA-style game, but you can also play it top-down, almost like you’re in an RTS, controlling the strategy of the boroughs so you can see what’s going on."

'Pro Cycling Manager: Tour De France 2008' (PSP/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 2:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cyanide's PCM 2008 lets you manage one of the 65 teams, with improved AI, a better recruitment system, more realistic rider progression, extensive customization, and improved gfx. The 2008 edition will also introduce in-door circuit elimination racing, and the PSP version will feature 1vs1 wi-fi multiplayer.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Kung Fu Panda'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 18, 2008 @ 2:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Based on Dreamworks' recent CG-animated comedy about a lazy, irreverent slacker panda, Po (voiced by Jack Black), who must somehow become a Kung Fu Master in order to save the Valley of Peace from a villainous snow leopard, Tai Lung.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (Wii/PS3/X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War, using the Call of Duty 4 engine, completely changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen.

'Eternity's Child' (NDS/Wii) - Get your Face in the Game

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alten8 has signed an agreement with Luc Bernard on the creation/publication of NDS & Wii versions of his fantasy adventure game Eternity's Child. If you are interested to get your face immortalized as one of the characters in the game send in a photo or video before July 1st.

Sony Rolls Out PS3 v2.36 And v4.00 PSP Firmware Updates

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As promised, Sony has released the latest v2.36 PS3 firmware update, improving system stability when playing certain PlayStation titles. At the same time Sony also made available a new firmware update for the PSP, bringing it to v4.00 and adding Google Internet search directly to the XMB interface, and the ability to change viewing speed during playback of videos stored on your Memory Stick PRO Duo.

PC Review - 'Turning Point: Fall of Liberty'

by Mark Buckingham on June 18, 2008 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fall of Liberty takes players to new battlegrounds in World War II, ones born from a changed moment in history that led to the Nazi invasion of 1950s America, delivering an explosive action experience in a world where famous real-world locations appear startlingly different under Nazi occupation.

'BAJA' (PS3/X360) Now Called 'Baja: Edge of Control'

by Rainier on June 18, 2008 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Baja: Edge of Control is scheduled to bring revolutionary physics and vast open racing worlds combining the best elements of the real-world sport with the right balance of arcade fun as it challenges players to build the ultimate off-road machine and conquer vast, unforgiving terrain.