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'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) Backtrack & Virtual Training Center - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 6:04 p.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.

PS3 Consumes Five Times More Electricity Than Fridge

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A study by an Australian consumer agency revealed that videogame consoles and plasma flat-screen TVs are power hungry appliances, even when they are on stand-by. Top of the list is the PlayStation 3, which according to the study would cost almost five times more than it would take to run a refrigerator for the same yearly period. Topping off the list are plasma TVs, desktop computers, Xbox 360, laptops, stereo systems and DVD players.

Various Game Trailers #1357

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 4:54 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:

  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Moscow Demo Trailer
  • World War II General Commander - Operation: Watch on the Rhine - Trailer
  • Ship Simulator 2008: New Horizons - Trailer
  • Command and Destroy DS [NDS] - Trailer
  • Cake Mania 2 [NDS] - Trailer
  • Alone in the Dark [ALL] - Combat Trailer
  • Battlefield: Bad Company [PS3/X360] - Characters Developer Diary


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

'BioShock' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 2:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Games' genetically enhanced story-driven action game BioShock is in development for the PS3 with new features and content that heighten the award-winning experience. A narrative-driven action experience BioShock allows players to do the impossible as they journey through an amazing, immersive and terrifying world.

'Guitar Hero: On Tour' (NDS) Partial Tracklist #2

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 2:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time handheld gamers will have the freedom to unleash their inner rock star anywhere, anytime with Activision's upcoming Guitar Hero: On Tour offering the most diverse set list of master tracks ever offered in a Guitar Hero game, including classic rock, alternative and pop favorites.

'Fracture' (PS3/X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Darkeden' Gets New Dungeons And Experience Boost

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 2:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A free-to-play MMORPG, Darkeden invites players into a bleak near-future environment and a brutal conflict between three distinct races-vampires, slayers, and ousters. Joymax has added six new dungeons, some of the fiercest monsters and the boss of them all, Cabracam. In addition, until July 1st players will receive 500% bonus experience points.

Pizza Hut Giving Away $10,000 Gamer Fantasy Package

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pizza Hut is giving you an opportunity to play your favorites in style with the Gamer Fantasy Package, which includes a 60" LG Plasma TV, an X360, Wii, and PS3, a Bose Home Theater System, a Berkline home theater seating set, a popcorn machine, a free one-year subscription to GameFly, and a year’s worth of free pizza.

'Fatal Inertia EX' (PS3) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 12:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fatal Inertia mixes street racing, demolition derbies and rallying with a futuristic setting where machines no longer need wheels and the laws of physics govern all. Last year's X360 version launched with underwhelming success, so KOEI has further optimized the game, and added new features.

'Iron Man' (PC) - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Iron Man is an explosive third-person action shooter game that pits one of the world’s most renowned Super Heroes against unspeakable odds, drawing its story from the upcoming movie while incorporating story elements from original Iron Man comic books. This patch fixes a "please insider CD issue", improves performance and fixes some bugs.

'Europa Universalis: Rome' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 11:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EU: Rome will cover the time period from the first Punic War to the start of the true Empire. Players will have thousand of gameplay choices ranging from country, culture, provincial and character options etc., making each and every game infinitely customizable and unique.

'Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway' (ALL) to Support DirectX 10

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 10:32 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. In a recent interview, Gearbox's Randy Pitchford revealed that the game will have DirectX 10 support.

'Dokapon Kingdom' (PS2/Wii) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A announced Dokapon Kingdom, an addictive multiplayer RPG where the King of Dokapon has offered you his throne; all he asks for in return is that you dispose of an invading horde of thieving monsters. Trouble is - you’re not the only one he asked.

'Strategic Command 2: Weapons and Warfare' - v1.04 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SC2: Weapons and Warfare incorporates fan requested new features, such as a bigger world map, new units, enhanced naval movement and combat rules, a deeper weather model, additional terrain types and resources, an extended editor, etc. This v1.04 patch includes a number of user requested changes, bug fixes and editor enhancements as well as better game performance.

'Matchman' (NDS/Wii/PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matchman is a side-scrolling shooter involving extraordinary graphics, manipulation and creative features. The graphic style consists of black and white line drawings, and the script is based on a combination of some classical fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen.

'Prince of Persia' Movie Game Revealed

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While Ubisoft is working on its cel-shaded Prince of Persia Prodigy, CEO Yves Guillemot revealed that it is also developing a game based on the upcoming Disney movie (starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Artertonas) which in turn is based on PoP: Sands of Time. The first in a trilogy of movies written by Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner and directed by Jerry Bruckheimer, two more actors have signed on, Alfred Molina (Spider-Man's Dr. Octopus) and Sir Ben Kingsley.

Capcom's Captivate 08 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 7:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Capcom Gamers' Day - Captivate 08

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Capcom's Captivate Gamers Day 2008 lineup:

'Don King Presents: Prizefighter' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 7:06 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.

'Unreal Tournament 3' - v1.3 Patch Details

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 7:03 a.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 the most powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles. Epic has released an updated fix list for the upcoming v1.3 patch (thanks BeyondUnreal).

'Neopets Puzzle Adventure' (NDS/Wii/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 6:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom announced a partnership with Nickelodeon to develop a new multi-platform puzzle adventure game, Neopets Puzzle Adventure. Based on the deep storylines of Neopets, Neopets Puzzle Adventure is a new puzzle game being developed by Infinite Interactive, developers of Puzzle Quest

'Spyborgs' (Wii) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 6:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spyborgs is a team-based action-adventure game set in a stylish world where you take on the role of a diverse team of five bionic superspies in a fight to save the world from a group of dastardly villains.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 5:57 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:

Xbox 360 Review - 'Ninja Gaiden II'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 3, 2008 @ 5:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

A sequel to the original Xbox title, Ninja Gaiden 2 has players once again assuming the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they guide the ninja hero on a quest to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race.

'Beltion: Beyond Ritual' - New Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beltion: Beyond Ritual is Rostok-Games' alternative fantasy RPG, in development since 2004. Beltion allows the player a freeform gameplay with a mix of fantasy and historical reality of medieval Europe.

'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360) Demo on Xbox Live, Except US and Canada

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ninja Gaiden 2 has players once again assuming the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they guide the ninja hero on a quest to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race. A demo is available on Xbox Live, except for North America and Canada, allowing you to try out about 30 mins of game, trying six different weapons, at the Acolyte difficulty setting.

'Age of Empires: Mythologies' (NDS) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced that Age of Empires: Mythologies, inspired by the PC series Age of Empires and developed from the ground up for Nintendo DS, allowing players to strategize as legendary heroes, commanding massive armies and shaping the destinies of three unique cultures in both single and multi-player campaigns.

'The Incredible Hulk' (ALL) Unlockable Characters - Screens

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 4:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

SCEA Announces Qore PlayStation News Service

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 4:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

On June 5, 2008 SCEA will introduce Qore: Presented by PlayStation Network, a monthly original program that features exclusive multimedia news, developer interviews, in-depth game previews and behind-the-scene looks at the latest PlayStation games. Subscribers will also have special access to game demos, betas, add-ons and other downloadable and game-related content.

Team Ninja Boss Tomonobu Itagaki Quits, Sues Tecmo

by Rainier on June 3, 2008 @ 4:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ninja Gaiden II developer Tomonobu Itagaki, also know for the Dead or Alive series, has decided to leave Tecmo and pursue other opportunities. On his way out Itagaki has filed lawsuit against Tecmo for unpaid completion bonuses, unreasonable and disingenuous statements, claiming damages in total of 148 million yen.