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'Tales Of Vesperia' (X360) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 9:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai's X360 exclusive Tales of Vesperia combines real-time combat, captivating storylines and remarkable graphics while introducing original elements that set a new standard for role-playing gameplay and interactive storytelling.

'Tecktonik: World Tour' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 9:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOCH Media's Tecktonik: World Tour, developed by Neko, will have you improve your sense of rhythm through 15 levels. Play as one of the best Tecktonik dancers present in the game, or create your own, shaping your style and look with various accessories and real life Tecktonik outfits. Replay your moves, review your choreography from all angles and perfect the speed of execution.

Various Game Trailers #1375

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 8:01 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:

  • Red Faction: Guerrilla [ALL] - Developer Diary #1
  • Beijing 2008 [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • Six Flags Fun Park [NDS/PS2/Wii] - Trailer
  • Blood Bowl [NDS/PSP/X360/PC] - Trailer
  • International Athletics [NDS/PSP] - Trailer
  • Far Cry 2 [ALL] - DreamHack Trailer
  • Gears of War 2 [X360] - Multiplayer CAM Trailer


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

'The Last Remnant' (PS3/X360) - 22 New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Last Remnant is Square Enix's latest single-player RPG game, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, scheduled to be released in Japan and North America simultaneously, with two main characters, each one appealing to a specific territory.

'GTA: San Andreas' (ALL) Hot Coffee Class Action Lawsuit Garners Little Response

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

People who were offended by the sexual content of last year's Hot Coffee mod could receive between $5 and $35 restitution if they joined the class action lawsuit. Even though the main stream media widely reported on the matter and various politicians joined the crusade, only 2,676 people signed on for the settlement, according The New York Times. Initially Take Two was facing $2.75 million in fines, but with the small turnout the publisher is only looking at $30,000. On the other hand, the various lawyers involved in the filing are seeking $1.3 million in legal fees.

'Unreal Tournament 3' Community Bonus Pack 3: Vol. 1 Available NOW

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 1:47 p.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 powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles. This Community Bonus Pack includes eight levels (5 DM, 1 CTF, 1 VCTF & 1 WAR) created by some of the best UT level designers from around the world.

'Siren: Blood Curse' (PS3) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Coming in twelve TV-style, suspense-packed downloadable episodes this summer, Siren: Blood Curse is a horror-survival title set in the Japanese village of Hanuda, where a TV crew from America arrive to research the legend of the ‘Vanished Village’ where human sacrifice is said to have taken place thirty years ago.

'Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942' Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942 is based on a little-known Russian offensive that occurred during May 1942, in which a German counterattack had three Soviet armies surrounded, forcing them to fight their way out of the Barvenkovskiy Kotel ‘meat grinder’.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, and thrusts players back into a deep and harrowing story of humankind’s epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde.

'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madden NFL 09 marks the 20th anniversary of the franchises, and the game will feature adaptable gameplay tailored to every type of gamer, online enhancements and a broadcast style presentation delivering an authentic NFL experience.

'Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe' (PS3/X360) Comic-Con Discussion Panel - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 10:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe forces friends to fight, worlds to collide, and unlikely alliances to be forged. While the game carries a Teen-rating it will include modified finishers, just not the over the top tearing someone's head off type stuff.

'The Orb and the Oracle' Announced

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Orb and the Oracle, created by RPG game author D.W. Bradley, boasts a massive fantasy world filled with incredible action and meticulously detailed indoor and outdoor environments. Offering both single and multiplayer co-op game modes, the game is sure to engage RPG fans for hours on end!

'Spore' Registers One Millionth Creature Created

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 9:42 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 created and shared more than one million creatures using the Creature Creator in the first week of availability.

'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 9:35 a.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.

'Making History: The Calm & the Storm' Gets Gold Edition

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Muzzy Lane announced the Gold version of its WWII strategy game, Making History: The Calm & the Storm, including new features, the Making History Game Editor, a brand new scenario focusing on Germany's rise to power, and expanded game play.

'The Sky Crawlers' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai is working on a Wii exclusive action/flight sim game, based on the upcoming animated movie by Mamoru Oshii, known for such productions as Ghost in the Shell, Blood: The Last Vampire and Innocence : Ghost in the Shell 2. The Sky Crawlers is set in an alternate reality and chronicles the adventures of an elite squadron of fighter pilots.

'Sword of the New World: Granado Espada' Rolls Out Nocturnal Sonata Expansion

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 9:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

This new expansion for K2 Network's Sword of the New World MMORPG introduces the land of Caebolan, four new UPCs, new weapons, armors, and accessories that will be needed to defeat the titan and take on the abominations of the cursed Caebolan. New events like the Royal Rumble have been added, while pre-expansion events like Andre's UFC now allow lower level players.

'Dark Horizon' - New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive Dark Horizon is a stark and atmospheric space combat simulation that aims to hurl its audience through an action-packed adventure, piloting its own ship through the perils that only space could have to offer.

'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) $10,000 Tournament

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madden NFL 09 marks the 20th anniversary of the franchises, and the game will feature adaptable gameplay tailored to every type of gamer, online enhancements and a broadcast style presentation delivering an authentic NFL experience. From Sept. 1-19, 2008, Xbox 360 players can win $10,000 in a Madden NFL 09 tournament.

'City Life 2008 Edition' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

City Life 2008 Edition features 60 more buildings, bringing the total to 360, including famous structures such as St. Paul Cathedral, Royal Opera, etc. New scenarios, 10 new maps and an updated version of the editor allow you to import satellite maps, as well as import from applications such as World-Machine, or GeoControl.

'Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek' Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 8:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek finds Nancy far from home in the middle of the Canadian Rockies to investigate several suspicious accidents occurring at Chantal’s spooky Icicle Creek Lodge. To make matters worse, an eerie wolf’s howl in the distance is haunting the guests at night, causing Nancy to wonder if the accidents and the mysterious wolf are connected.

'Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 8:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Got Game Entertainment has signed a North American publishing deal for Arberth Studios' Rhiannon: Curse of the Four Branches, promising an authentic first-person, point-and-click adventure brimming with Celtic atmosphere. This spine-tingling story of the haunting of a lonely, teenage girl blends magic with technology, fact with myth, and horror with compassion.

'Guitar Hero 3' (ALL) Gets Free' World of Warcraft' I am Murloc Track

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 5:47 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. World of Warcraft fans will soon be jammin' Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain's I am Murloc track, coming as free download tomorrow...

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 25, 2008 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Civilization Revolution delivers features like real-time interaction between leaders, multi-player capabilities and integrated video and voice chat, which transports the Civilization series to a level of gameplay that fans have never experienced before.

Nintendo Announces New Wario, Kirby And Mystery Case Files (NDS/Wii) Titles

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 5:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo isn’t waiting to announce new titles for the Wii console and NDS until the start of E3. Classic Nintendo characters like bad-boy Wario and pink powerhouse Kirby will star in their own platform games, while A new Mystery Case Files game brings the best-selling Big Fish Games franchise to NDS for the first time.

'Death Track: Resurrection' - English Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 5:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Death Track: Resurrection is a combat racing title that plunges players into the not too distant future when the world is in chaos. The population is tired of traditional sports. Replaced by far more aggressive, violent and thrilling types of entertainment the public screams for more.

'Initial D: Extreme Stage' (PS3) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 5:24 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.

'Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009' (PS2/Wii/PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 5:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cabela's Dangerous Hunts franchise puts players in bone chilling, pressure-packed hunting situations as they seek out savage animals in the world's most dangerous locations.

'NBA Live 09' (ALL) Cover Athlete Signed - Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 5:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA Live 09 is back with new features like Pick and Roll Control, Defensive Lockdown Control, Signature Playcalling and Quickstrike Ankle-Breakers that will make the experience fun from beginning to end. Additionally, NBA Live 09 takes you to training camp with the NBA Academy that gives you a chance to hone your skills.

Blizzard Confirms Game Announcement to be Made At Invitational

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 4:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ever since Blizzard announced its Paris Invitational speculations have been running wild that a new game might be unveiled at the exhibition. A few weeks back X-Fire invited its members to join for the "new game announcement," which was removed shortly thereafter, and earlier this week an evolving teaser page/image appeared on the Blizzard website fueling further frenzy about what title it might be. During a Q&A sessions at the Paris GDC Blizzard's VP of design Rob Pardo confirmed that a game announcement will be made, but would not release any further details.

'Elite Forces: Unit 77' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Elite Forces: Unit 77 is a game of action and strategy in which the player must wisely use the abilities of all four members of Unit 77 as you battle your way through inhospitable jungles, scorching deserts, endure harsh and deadly arctic conditions as you fight to rescue the hostages and defeat the terrorists.

PS3 Review - 'The Incredible Hulk'

by Mark Buckingham on June 25, 2008 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fueled with fury, SEGA’s The Incredible Hulk features key moments from the film, as well as additional plot lines and characters from the character’s rich comic-book universe. Players smash through New York City, battling gigantic enemies amidst soaring skyscrapers in a massive open world.

'inFamous' (PS3) - Game Details & Screens

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

inFamous is an open-ended, free-roaming game puts you in the shoes of Cole, an everyday guy and urban explorer, in the aftermath of a huge disaster that destroys his hometown of Empire City. As Cole, you must first learn to use new found powers and then decide how you will use them.

'Spore Galactic Edition' Officially Announced

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 1:47 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. Revealed yesterday, 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.

'Music Wars Rebirth' Announced

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Music Wars Rebirth allows players to create and manage their own record label by giving them the opportunity to both manage the financial state of their company as well as managing aspects of the artists signed to their label.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Word Puzzle'

by Glenn "Otter" Juskiewicz on June 25, 2008 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Word Puzzle is a brain-busting game that features intricate 3D boards, exploding word bombs and a whole host of synapse melting challenges and special effects. With five unique game modes, Live support for up to four players and Xbox Live Vision Camera support, Word Puzzle will keep you playing with friends and family for hours.

Capcom Licenses Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom announced that it has entered into an agreement to license Epic Games' Unreal Engine 3, the second agreement between Capcom and Epic Games on licensing Unreal Engine 3, for a yet unannounced European developed title.

Exent Technologies' Games-On-Demand Service Expands Ubisoft Portfolio

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Exent Technologies has secured an agreement to increase the library of Ubisoft titles available for Exent-powered Games-On-Demand services in North America, adding franchises such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Prince of Persia, Far Cry, Rayman and Heroes of Might and Magic.

Sony Rolling Out Minor v4.01 PSP Firmware Update

by Rainier on June 25, 2008 @ 1:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony announced the availability of the v4.01 system software update for PSP. Nothing really new in this minor update, basically only optimizing the new features, such as display of search results under Internet Search has been improved for certain languages, and playback of video content under Video has been improved for certain file types.