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Acclaim Reveals Project 'Top Secret' Winner

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Project Top Secret officially reaches the most anticipated milestone yet as Acclaim finally announces the winner of the Directorship, Michael “Doran” Zummo. Mike will be offered the biggest career bump in the industry as he’s offered the directorship of an upcoming game from Acclaim Games, working with David Perry as Executive Producer.

Various Game Trailers #1377

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 3:47 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:

  • Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway [ALL] - Making Of Developer Diary #1
  • Crysis Warhead - Trailer
  • Guitar Hero: Aerosmith [ALL] - Launch Trailer
  • Wizard101 - Making Of Trailer #1


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

'Wario Land: Shake It!' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 3:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wario Land: Shake It! is a classic side-scroller for the Wii starring Wario, the smelly, bad-mannered alter ego of Mario. With the Wii Remote controller turned sideways like an old-school controller, veterans and newcomers alike can run, jump and smash their way through hectic side-scrolling stages.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' - v1.7 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 3:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CoD 4: Modern Warfare is an action-thriller arming gamers with the most advanced and powerful arsenal of modern day firepower to fight a new war in the world’s most treacherous hotspots. The v1.7 patch fixes a multiplayer exploit, Chinatown Sabotage overtime crash and a fix for MP icons showing up in English on multilanguage installs.

'Soldner: Secret Wars' - v33724 Update Patch & Server Available NOW

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 3:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Believe it or not, there is still supporting the original Soldner: Secret Wars (and its Marine Corps expansion). This v33724 patch adds a new maps, removes some others, updates the physics, as well as several balance vehicle & weapons tweaks.

'Metal Slug 7' (NDS) Officially Announced

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metal Slug 7 follows in the footsteps of its predecessors by continuing to deliver the high-energy and frantic, fast-paced 2-D shooting action that the franchise has always been widely renowned for.

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation' (PS3) - 23 New Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation focuses on online play and the global community and clans that support it, with support for Tournaments, Clan Ladders, and Leader Boards. Additionally, players will be able to modify their appearance through facial and physical customization.

The End of an Era, Bill Gates' Last Day At Microsoft

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

On June 27, 2008, Bill Gates transitions from his day-to-day role at Microsoft to focus more time on his work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates will remain Microsoft’s chairman and will be involved in select projects based on direction from Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer and the leadership team.

'Soulcalibur IV' (PS3/X360) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Swords will be honed and weapons optimized in Namco Bandai's Soulcalibur IV. Delivering new gameplay modes, characters and enhanced features with unprecedented 3D modeling and animation, Soulcalibur IV will be the definitive fighting game experience.

'Fracture' (PS3/X360) Developer Q&A #2

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Reshape the battlefield - and the fate - of a broken nation in Fracture, Pacifica and the Atlantic Alliance, boast soldiers with powers beyond those of ordinary men. The differing states of superhumanity result in balanced yet stylistically different combat tactics that have never been seen before.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Crüefest Trackpack

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MTV and Harmonix announced that the next addition to the Rock Band Music Store will bev a Crüefest trackpack featuring Mötley Crüe's Down At The Whisky, Papa Roach's Time Is Running Out and Trapt's Who’s Going Home With You Tonight. Also available for download is Promised Land from fictitious hair metal band Vesuvius, featured in the upcoming Fox comedy The Rocker, featuring Rainn Wilson.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm' (PS3) Demo Coming July 17

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 11:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed with cinematic quality HD graphics, a next-gen battle system, interactive multi-dimensional battle grounds and a seamlessly explorable world of Naruto, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm will capture the heart of any Naruto fan! On July 17 a demo will be available on PlayStation Network featuring single player and head-to-head multiplayer modes, playable as Naruto or Kakashi with special ninja support characters.

'Disciples III: Renaissance' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Advances in gameplay and the addition of new elements will make Disciples III richer and more interesting, while the visual design follows the original ominous and gloomy style of the Disciples world, but now with all units and environments in full 3D.

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation' (PS3) Bundled with Bluetooth Headset

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation focuses on online play and the global community and clans that support it, with support for Tournaments, Clan Ladders, and Leader Boards. Reminiscent of Warhawk, SCEA confirmed that SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation will come bundled with a bluetooth headset.

'The Last Chariot of the Gods' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Archeology student Markus Forchtenstein is confronted with the last will of his late granduncle, who left behind a fortune − but only if Markus succeeds in delivering the ultimate proof for his strange theories, claiming that the "Vimanas" described in ancient India were actually spaceships from a superior, perhaps even alien society.

Friday, June 27, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 7:29 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:

'Saints Row 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - 9 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 7:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ's Saints Row 2, using Volition's open-world engine, offers vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer.

38 Studios Snags Former EA/THQ Art Director

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

38 Studios announced the appointment of Thom Ang as Director of Art to oversee the management and direction of all aspects of 38 Studios artistic development, including the MMOG codenamed Copernicus, and work closely with Todd McFarlane and R. A. Salvatore

'Subbuteo' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 5:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

505 Games' Subbuteo, developed by Italian game developer Artematica, faithfully recreates the original tabletop football game, making full use of the Dual Screen functionality. Gamers interact with the game using the stylus on the lower screen to set the player position, defend, attack, pass and shoot, with full control over ball.

'Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon' (Wii) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 4:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chocobos are probably one of the most recognizable characters of the Final Fantasy universe, and that is why Square Enix decided to give the yellow featherlings their own RPG. In Chocobo's Dungeon some dark power has stolen your friends' memories and you need to retrieve their identities.

Wii Review - 'We Ski'

by Brad Hilderbrand on June 27, 2008 @ 4:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Step onto your Wii Balance Board or grab your Wii Remote and Nunchuk and hit the fresh powder with Namco Bandai America's skiing game, We Ski. Now up to four skiers can experience the sweetest mountain runs in the comfort of their homes as We Ski’s highly responsive and intuitive controls take them down the slopes like never before.

PC Review - 'American Civil War: 1861-1865 - The Blue and The Gray'

by Tim McCullough on June 27, 2008 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

CDV's American Civil War, from the creators of Birth of America, is a historically accurate, realistic and fun turn-based grand operational strategy game of the American Civil War (1861-1865).

'LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is a tongue-in-cheek take on the first three cinematic adventures of pop culture's most iconic archaeologist, including Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Temple of Doom and the Last Crusade.

'Combat Mission Shock Force: Marines' - 45 New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 4:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combat Mission Shock Force: Marines is the first of several planned expansions of the Combat Mission contemporary warfare setting, adding a significant number of new formations, units, weapons, equipment and vehicles for both the US and Syrian sides, as well as brand new missions, maps and a campaign.

'Wanted' Fan Immersion MMO Game Launches Today

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wanted Fan Immersion Game, Sweden-based developer/publisher Stillfront, is a browser-based, free-to-play, massively multiplayer game is steeped in the mythology of Universal Pictures' action-thriller Wanted, which tells the story of an office drone recruited into a fraternity of assassins -- a ruthless secret society charged with carrying out the will of destiny.

'Men Of War' Accuracy of Tanks Feature

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Men of War is 1C Company's latest RTS, taking place in Europe during the height of WWII. The story unfolds across three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers.

'Cities XL' - New Screens

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 3:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In this next-generation take on the city building genre, realism will be pushed to the limit with cities that are bigger, more realistic and sophisticated than ever before. Cities XL, previously called Cities Unlimited, will expand upon all that make city builders fun and interesting, while letting players take their game online, as they interact with others in a massive online environment.

2K Games Licenses Havok Physics Engine For Wii Titles

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Havok provider has signed a licensing agreement with 2K Games to let the California based developer use its physics engines to develop several upcoming titles which will be available on the Wii.

'Stargate Worlds' Going to Comic-Con

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate Worlds, an MMORPG use Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 technology, provides players with a form of ranged combat unique to MMORPG that will take full advantage of modern and science fiction weaponry, cover and terrain. FireSky will be showing off Stargate Worlds at next month's Comic-Con in San Diego.

McFarlane Making 'Guitar Hero' Action Figures

by Rainier on June 27, 2008 @ 3:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

McFarlane Toys announces a partnership with Activision to produce action figures from the hit video game franchise, Guitar Hero, with the first line is expected to hit store shelves this fall.