'Halo Wars' (X360) - 40 New Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 8:44 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.

'Bioshock' (ALL) Set Free, SecuROM Security/DRM Removed

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 5:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

BioShock will forever change the expectations for the FPS going beyond run and gun corridors, monster-closet AIs and static worlds, BioShock creates a living, unique and unpredictable FPS experience. Last year 2KGames promised it would remove the DRM somewhere down the line, and as of today all activation restrictions, including install limits, have been automatically removed.

Various Game Trailers #1370

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 5:28 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:

  • Battlefield: Bad Company [ALL] - Preston Trailer
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian [ALL] - Gameplay Trailers (4)
  • Battlestations: Pacific [X360/PC] - Trailer

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

'Legend of Sayuki' (PS2/Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The sequel to the acclaimed SNES/ arcade classic, Legend of Sayuki immerses players in a 2D multi-scrolling shoot ‘em up world filled with Japanese folklore and monsters.

'Team Fortress 2' - Pyro Update Release, Adds Maps, Achievements And Weapons

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 3:35 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... As promised, Valve has rolled out the Pyro update, adding three unlockable new weapons, 35 new achievements, and two user-created maps.

Playstation Store Gets Fatal Inertia EX, Demos, Game DLCs, Tracks, etc...

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content starting with KOEI's fzero-like racer Fatal Inertia EX ($29.99), new Oceania Course for Hot Shots Golf: Out Of Bounds ($4.99), six two-player mission types for The Incredible Hulk (free), Coldplay Track Pack for Guitar Hero III ($6.25), a 4-some of tracks for Rock Band ($0.99/1.99), and demos for NCAA Football 09, Hail to the Chimp, and Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3. Of course there are also the usual game/movie trailers, PS3 themes and Wallpapers.

'Master of the Monster Lair' (NDS) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced the dungeon-designing, monster-hunting RPG adventure Master of the Monster Lair. In order to trap the freeloading monsters of South Arc, you must become the architect of a vast labyrinth, crafting intricate levels designed to lure and capture all manner of beasts.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' (ALL) Gets 2nd Title Update

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop, two superpower alliances emerge. Join the battle on the frontlines of tomorrow as the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance. Kaos Studios has issued a new title update for the X360 version adding VOIP for up to 50 players, various multiplayer tweaks, leaderboard and ranked server fixes and plenty more ...

'Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift' (NDS) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 12:31 p.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!

The Godfather Estate Sues Paramount over Video Game Revenue

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to a lawsuit filed with the LA Superior Court, son of The Godfather author Mario Puzo sued Paramount Pictures for $1 million in damages for breach of contract over unpaid revenue from EA's video game adaptation of the movie trilogy, based on Puzo's book. In 1992 Paramount signed a deal with Puzo to pay revenue of any audio-visual products with elements of The Godfather movies, which it has not received since EA licensed the material in 2006.

'Table Football' (Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Table Football uses the motion-sensing technology in the Wii remote to create a realistic feeling table football game – players will feel like they are actually playing at a real foosball table!

'Commander: Napoleon at War' Accepting Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine announces the extension of its hex-based strategy game Commander franchise to a new and even more challenging historical setting with Commander: Napoleon at War. If you are interested, Slitherine is now accepting beta test signups.

'Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway' (ALL) Pins Down Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 10:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, the third entry in the series, has you reprise the heroic role of Sergeant Matt Baker, a soldier of the 101st Airborne Division, during Operation Market Garden in the late stages of World War II.

The Adventure Company Signs 'A Vampyre Story'

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining 3D animation and 2D designs, A Vampyre Story follows the opera starlet, Mona, a woman kidnapped by Baron Shrowdy Von Kiefer and slowly becoming a creature of the night after coming under the vampire's spell.

'The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft is an adventure game that remains true to the original stories and characters with varied environments, challenging and thought provoking puzzles in an easy-to-use gaming interface.

'The Witcher Enhanced Edition' Confirmed for September Release

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher Enhanced Edition, CD Projekt's action/RPG, adds changes to the game's mechanics, better graphics, shorter load times, improved stability, the recently released D'jinni mod editor, two new adventures, making of DVD, two soundtracks, etc. Pushed back from its original May release date, it has now been confirmed for September 2008.

'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Facts, Features & Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing an entirely new look and feel to the galaxy far, far away, Star Wars: The Clone Wars combines the cinematic qualities of the Star Wars movies with state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery from artists at Lucasfilm Animation.

'Fallen Earth' Hit Milestone, Now Feature Complete

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallen Earth is an MMOG set in a near future post-apocalyptic world struggling to emerge from the collapse of civilization brought on by viruses and environmental disaster. Fallen Earth has reached the Alpha milestone and is now feature complete.

'Sports Party' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Located in a tropical paradise Island, Sports Party features 9 sports mini-games that can be played head-to-head or cooperatively, while the 3 different difficulty levels and intuitive Wiimote gestures add replayability.

'Double D Dodgeball' (XBLA) Character & Arena Profiles - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

YUKE's Double D Dodgeball has received certification to release on Xbox Live Arcade, featuring a unique look and environment combined with intuitive controls and intense gameplay that fans of the classic playground sport will appreciate.

'Escape From the Museum' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 6:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Escape From the Museum, based on Gogii Games' online hunt and find game, a devastating earthquake has rocked the foundations of the National Museum of History and players must help Susan Anderson, who was knocked unconscious by falling debris while searching the museum for survivors, escape from the crumbling building to the safety outside.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Unreal Tournament 3'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 19, 2008 @ 6:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Bolt' (NDS/PS2/Wii/PS3/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 5:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bolt is an action adventure game based on Walt Disney Pictures' feature animation film. Bolt tells the story of a canine TV star that is inadvertently shipped from Hollywood to New York City, where he begins a cross-country adventure home and makes the surprising discovery that the super powers he thought he had don’t work in the real world.

'Mount & Blade' - 11 New Screens

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

Paradox Interactive has signed Mount & Blade, a single-player, third- or first-person action/role-playing game with a focus on medieval combat. A new beta demo is also available...

'Animal Paradise 2' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 5:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive announced that Animal Paradise 2 is currently in development and will follow in the footsteps of its predecessor bringing a new level of exciting pet simulation fun to new and existing fans of the series.

'Too Human' (X360) Commando SkillTree - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 4:22 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.

'Empire of Sports' Adds New France Based City

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 4:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire of Sports is an MMORPG built entirely around sports, designed to allow players around the world to simultaneously exist in an online universe, where their alter egos socially interact, train, compete, attend events and acquire the goods and services they need to build a parallel sporting existence.

'Unsolved Crimes' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive's thrilling new crime detective adventure, Unsolved Crimes, developed by Now Production, brings a new level of gaming excitement to the NDS integrating the thrills of an action game with the mental challenges of a 3D crime investigation.

'Crysis Warhead' Will Run on $653 Machine

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

More brash and aggressive than his Delta Force squadmate Nomad, you'll experience Psycho’s parallel story during the events of the original game, finding that life on the other side of the island is even more intense and explosive than they ever could have imagined. According to the latest PCGamer issue recent CryEngine 2 optimizations will make Crysis Warhead run silky smooth on a $653 machine, with all the bells & whistles enabled.

'Ferrari Project' (ALL) Also Coming to PC - Screens

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since signing the license back in late 2006, 10Tacle's UK studio Blimey Games!, known for racing titles such as GTR, GTR2, and freely downloadable BMW M3 Challenge, has been quite mysterious about its next-gen racing title codenamed Ferrari Project.

'Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword' - v3.17 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Civ. IV: Beyond the Sword will focus on the late-game time periods after the invention of gunpowder and will deliver 12 challenging and decidedly different scenarios. 2K Games has released a new patch for the Civ IV expansion pack, v3.17 incorporates numerous bug fixes, gameplay tweaks, and additional features like new map scripts.

'Beyond Protocol' Developer Q&A

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 2:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Buku Sudoku'

by Brad Hilderbrand on June 19, 2008 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Buku Sudoku takes the pen-and-paper puzzler high-tech with HD graphics, helpful tutorials, single- and multiplayer (including co-op) game modes, multiple grid sizes, and the option to display hints, highlight errors, undo moves, and solve 1,200 puzzles.

Over 250,000 'Spore' Creatures Created In First Day

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 2:26 a.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. Since the Spore Creature Creator was released earlier this week EA revealed that fans have made 250,000 creatures, roughly 1,000 new additions per minute.

'Code of Honor 2: Conspiracy Island' - Facts & Features

by Rainier on June 19, 2008 @ 12:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Code of Honor 2: Conspiracy Island immerses players in extreme action as they try to save the region of Guiana after a terrorist group apprehends an experimental nuclear reactor.