'Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix' (ALL) Beta Coming Tomorrow - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 9:20 p.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.

'Fallout 3' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 5:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence.

Ubisoft Signs 'Martin Mystery' (NDS)

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 5:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Martin, Diana and Java pursue ceaselessly the most revolting monsters dripping with Slime. These very special agents are commissioned by M.O.M, the director of CENTRE, to lead these paranormal investigations throughout the world.

'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 5:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pandemic has constructed a whole new "playground of destruction" from the ground up, fully stocked with the hottest vehicles and weapons. Set in a new exotic hotspot, you can be your own boss in a wide-open world with only one rule: everybody pays.

Various Game Trailers #1374

by Rainier on June 24, 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:

  • Fable 2 [X360] - Developer Diary #6
  • Overclocked: A History of Violence - Trailer #5
  • Space Chimps [ALL] - Trailer #6
  • Guitar Hero: Aerosmith [ALL] - Making It Trailer
  • Battlefield: Bad Company [ALL] - Launch Trailer


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

Nintendo Donating Wii Game Systems to Children's Hospitals

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In order to help lift the spirits of seriously ill children and their families, Nintendo and Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation are placing 1,250 Fun Centers, now featuring Wii game systems, in hospitals across the United States and Canada this year.

'Soulcalibur IV' (PS3/X360) Getting Kratos Appearance?

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 5:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delivering new gameplay modes, characters and enhanced features with unprecedented 3D modeling and animation, Soulcalibur IV will be the definitive fighting game experience. Seems like the E3 debut of GoW III isn't the only Kratos new today, as the rumor section in the latest EGM issue claims that Kratos may be joining the ranks of Yoda, Darth Vader and the Secret Apprentice by becoming playable in SC IV, presumably as a PS3 exclusive.

'Major Minor's Majestic March' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 2:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by the creative team behind PaRappa the Rapper Masaya Matsuura and New York artist Rodney Alan Greenblat, Major Minor’s Majestic March turns the Wiimote into a “special” baton that the bandleader, Major Minor, uses to keep tempo, recruit new band members and pick up valuable items.

'God of War III' (PS3) to Make Debut at E3 ?

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last time we heard from God of War III was the it would not be ready until 2009, and that development was in good hands after former SCEA creative director Corey Barlog left the Santa Monica studio. According to Eurogamer.pt, Sony revealed at the Interactive and Digital Entertainment Festival in Paris that the first God of War III details and trailer would arrive in July, which might coincide with the E3 Media & Business Summit which starts July 15-17.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) - Art & New Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 1:58 p.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.

PopCap Casually Opens Up Shop In Asia

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 1:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PopCap Games announced that James Gwertzman, longtime senior business development executive with the company, has been promoted to Vice President of Asia/Pacific and has relocated to Shanghai to direct PopCap’s expanding operations throughout the Asia/Pacific region.

'Fallen Empire: Legions' Open Beta Now Live

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 1:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames' Fallen Empire: Legions is a first person shooter that combines distinctive freedom of movement with fast paced first-person combat to create strategic, team-oriented gameplay. Fans interested in participating need to sign up for a free InstantAction acct.

'Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise' (X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise invites gamers to return to magical Piñata Island. Unfortunately, not all is well on the island, as Professor Pester along with his gang of Ruffians have wiped out Piñata Central’s computer records, which poses a threat to parties everywhere.

'Spore Galactic Edition' Revealed

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 11:13 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, be nice or play rough! The Spore Galactic Edition includes the game, Making of DVD, How to Build a Better Being DVD, The Art of mini-book, Spore poster, and a 100-page Galactic Handbook.

'Final Fantasy IV' (NDS) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 9:18 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:

'Asda Story' Coming to North America - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Asda Story is a free to play colorful, bright and cheerful fantasy-style anime 3D MMORPG game that features a unique 'Soul Mate System,' giving two players the ability to team up, wear unique costumes and use special skills, while the 'Real Costume System' gives players extensive personalization and design options.

Ubisoft Opens Development Studio in Brazil

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

French publisher Ubisoft keeps on opening new studios all over the world, and announced it is opening shop in Brazil to start yet another new game studio, Ubisoft São Paulo, which will initially focus on creating NDS titles aimed at girls between the age of 8 and 14. Ubisoft further plans to open up additional studios in Rio de Janeiro and Florianópolis.

'Safecracker' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 8:03 a.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! Hired by the wealthy family of recently deceased billionaire, Duncan W. Adams, you must find the deed to his riches in one of 35 extraordinary safes.

'Novastrike' (PS3) Update to Add Modes, Trophies and more ...

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 7:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hardened shooter veterans will find a wealth of options in their arsenal in Novastrike, a sci-fi war zone that puts players in the cockpit of an experimental Scythe fighter against an onslaught by the world-conquering Draelus. Tiki Games is working on an update to add a new difficulty mode, a secondary control layout, 15 trophies, a Fine-Aim mode, etc.

'Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 6:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rune Factory 2 is set several years after the first game. The evil Sechs Empire has been defeated, and the Kingdom of Norad is once again at peace. Things may not stay that way for long, however, as dark premonitions foretell of dangers to come. It's up to player to uncover the source of these premonitions and bring peace to the kingdom once more.

'WALL-E' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players will take control of WALL-E and EVE through a fast-paced adventure based on the upcoming Disney/Pixar film. The game will allow fans to relive some of the movie’s most thrilling moments as they explore 10 worlds filled with non-stop action and adventure, along with head-to-head multiplayer challenges.

'Legendary' (PS3/X360/PC) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spark Unlimited's FPS Legendary: The Box presents a world suddenly thrust into chaos and turmoil when ancient creatures of myth are unleashed into modern day society, and it is up to you, as the cause of it all, to stop it all.

Nintendo Europe's Summer 2008 Release Schedule

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 5:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo has plenty in store to keep your Wii Remote and touch screen busy in the coming months. Whatever sort of games you like to play there is something for everyone. Wii owners will go online with Super Smash Bros. Brawl! Unleashed, new Wiiware titles like Wario Land: The Shake Dimension, while NDS gamers get Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, and plenty more ...

'Stronghold Crusader Extreme' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stronghold Crusader Extreme features huge battles with over 10000 units on screen, a new Extreme Trail which will test even the best Crusader players and a new tactical aid bar which allows you to unleash super moves on your enemies.

'Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper' Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 4:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After a quick side project, Dracula Origin, Frogwares is currently working on the fifth title in their Sherlock Holmes franchise, this time going up against his most famous enemy yet, Jack the Ripper himself.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Race Driver: GRID'

by Geson Hatchett on June 24, 2008 @ 4:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

GRID takes players to locations over three continents to compete in a variety of racing events. Packed with the most powerful racecars - new and classic, circuit and drift - players will compete in urban street races, as well as conquer official racetracks and championships.

Editorial - Is Europe Ready To Rock?

by Alan Martin on June 24, 2008 @ 4:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Editorials

Rock Band allows you to perform music from the world's biggest rock artists with your friends as a virtual band using drum, bass/lead guitar and microphone peripherals, in addition to offering online connectivity. For those who haven't been following, we European consumers have finally been treated to the unbridled joy that is Rock Band — six months late and at twice the price of the U.S. version.

PSP Review - 'FlatOut: Head On'

by Brad Hilderbrand on June 24, 2008 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

FlatOut is all about grand scale destruction racing. Fans of the console versions will be able to take the instant jump-in-and-race gameplay mayhem with them wherever they go, including four-player wireless connectivity.

'Killzone 2' (PS3) - 2 New Screens

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 3:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Killzone 2 throws players back into the midst of a hostile and dramatic ongoing battle between the ISA and Helghast army, delivering intense warfare with lifelike character animations, detailed and destructible environments, realistic physics, and advanced levels of AI.

Chimera Entertainment Becomes Official X360, Wii and NDS Developer

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 3:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Munich, Germany based game development studio Chimera Entertainment, known for the recent PC RPG Windchaser, looks ahead to the future with great expectations as it has just become an official developer for Xbox 360, Wii and DS.

Crave Entertainment Leaves ESA, Still Attends E3

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

One down, many more to go. The exodus started when soon-to-be mega-publisher Activision/Blizzard decided to bail out of E3 and not renew its ESA membership, after which id Software and LucasArts followed suit and decided to not renew their memberships while still attending next month's E3 Media & Business Summit. Crave Entertainment, known for titles such as World Championship Poker and Pinball Hall of Fame, has also left the ESA while still attending E3, and so far, neither party has issued any statements.

'Ship Simulator 2008' - Radio & Horn Sound Update Available NOW

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 3:29 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. These community developed updates add new true-to-life horn sounds and realistic radio chatter to the game, further immersing players as they sail the virtual seas.

'Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots' (PS3) Sells One Million in Europe

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MGS4: Guns of the Patriots is set in a war-torn future where huge conglomerates, including those in the Middle East and South America, fight for supremacy using armies of hand-picked mercenaries. Konami announced that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots sales have exceeded one million units within the first week.

'Don King Presents: Prizefighter' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 1:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Don King Presents: Prizefighter is a documentary-style boxing game, featuring a documentary-style narrative career mode, training, and will require you to also manage personal relationships outside of the ring. This demo allows one or two players can battle it out in a three round bout held in Madison Square Garden between Joe Calzaghe and Luis Collazo.

Microsoft Gets New VP of Global Marketing, Interactive Entertainment Business

by Rainier on June 24, 2008 @ 12:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that marketing veteran Michael Delman has been named corporate vice president of global marketing for the Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) in the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft.