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'Diablo III' - 22 New Screens

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

Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses.

Various Game Trailers #1379

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 6:18 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:

  • C.O.R.E. [NDS] - Trailer
  • Firmware v2.4 [PS3] - Walkthrough Trailer Part 1
  • Civilization Revolution [ALL] - Wonders Trailer


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

'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 6:18 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.

Atlus U.S.A. to Distribute Three NIS America Titles

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. will serve as exclusive North American distributor for three titles from publisher NIS America. Launching August 26, 2008 will be Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice for PS3 ($49.99), while on Sept. 23, 2008, both Disgaea DS and Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure will launch simultaneously on NDS, each with MSRP of $29.99.

'Yggdra Union' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 3:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A.'s Yggdra Union is a card-based strategy RPG for the PSP. For years, strategy RPG fans have accepted repetitive, non-interactive battle sequences as the genre standard; few games have dared to break the mold. Yggdra Union blows through, shattering the mold into tiny, unrecognizable bits.

Win A Limited Edition Dark Knight Themed X360 With Domino's Pizza

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 2:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Delivered pizza is a gamer's favorite food, and now Xbox has teamed up with Domino's Pizza for a special "Cards Tell the Tale" Instant Win Promotion featuring the summer blockbuster The Dark Knight. Order your pizza online or by phone and instantly access The Dark Knight Vault for the chance to win a limited-edition The Dark Knight themed Xbox 360 console, and other prizes.

'Dokapon Kingdom' (PS2/Wii) - 18 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 2:10 p.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.

'Rock Band' (ALL) to Get Best of Instead of Classic 'Who's Next' Album

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 2:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last year MTV and Harmonix promised that The Who's 1971 classic rock album Who's Next would be downloadable but so far it has not been offered s DLC yet. The reason came clear today as Harmonix has been unable to locate all the masters of the decades old album and will instead team up with Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey to create a 12-song best-of compilation pack of master recordings instead.

'Cooking Mama World Kitchen' (Wii) Announced - Details & Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 1:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Cooking Mama World Kitchen, Mama and friends have a whole new look given the game's upgrade to full 3D graphics. By utilizing the Wiimote as a universal kitchen utensil, players can simulate actual cooking by chopping, grating, slicing, stirring and rolling their way through all new recipes that range from parfait to shrimp au gratin.

Minnesota Pays $65,000 in Legal Fees to the Video Game Industry

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last year the ESA sued the state of Minnesota for unconstitutional video game law, legal fees which unfortunately would fall back on taxpayers, and today the ESA has received a $65,000 payment for its expenses in successfully challenging said process.

'Way of the Samurai 3' (PS3) - 26 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet, Acquire is developing the next installment in the Way of the Samurai franchise, currently only scheduled for release in Japan this fall. Way of the Samurai 3 will feature over 100 weapons for you to wield in defense of the poor, lonely, while fending off rivaling samurai clans.

O-Games Announces 2008 North American Lineup

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

O-Games announced its North American lineup of titles due to be released in 2008, exemplifying a wide variety of genres aimed at players of all ages, from real life simulation and action adventure games to puzzlers and casual sports titles.

'Soulcalibur' And 'Wits & Wagers' DLC This Week's XBLA Titles - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sharpen your blades and relive past grudges with the start of the definitive console 3-D fighting franchise. Prove your worth against the world with dozens of leaderboards spanning every character and mode. Hone your fighting instincts in Arcade, Survival and Training modes or challenge a friend in local-play Versus mode.

'ShellShock 2: Blood Trails' (ALL) Gets Banned Down Under

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ShellShock 2: Blood Trails is a violent, first-person, survival horror game set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War. Australia's notorious Office of Film and Literature Classification strikes again as it has classified ShellShock 2 unsuitable for gamers under the age of 15, refusing it a classification due to its graphic violent content.

'Atlantica Online' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlantica Online, developed by NDOORS Interactive, is bringing back turn-based and strategic gameplay to give a fresh face to the MMO world. A thinking person's game, Atlantica Online gives players the chance to really strategize using the combat, mercenary and city/country management system.

'Disciples III: Renaissance' Gets Delayed Until Q1 2009

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 9:37 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.

'Bratz Girlz Really Rock' (NDS/PS2/Wii) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the upcoming doll line and animated movie, Bratz Girlz Really Rock will feature an exciting story line and a full range of activities including live music performances, a makeover station with the latest make-up and hairstyling choices, a fashion design suite as well as skydiving and miniature golf to play with a friend.

'Mushroom Men' (NDS/Wii) Gets October Release Date

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi tells the story of the birth of the Mushroom Men. It starts out with the simple tribe of Bolete learning to live off the land, struggling against their environment for a time until the Amanitas Empire arrives. To their dismay, the Bolete learn that their fellow Mushroom Men aren't any better than the hostile insects and other creatures that threaten them.

GamersGate Expands Download Portfolio With Vivendi Titles

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Digital download portal GamersGate announced a partnership with Vivendi Games for the digital distribution of several PC titles including Sierra Entertainment's Caesar IV, Empire Earth II Gold, Empire Earth III and World in Conflict.

'Dragon Nest' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Nest is an edge-of-your-seat online adventure filled with artful visuals, thundering action sequences and distinctive maps and play styles that will appeal to experienced and beginning players alike. Assuming the role of Heroes of the world of Lagendia, players seek an antidote to save the poisoned Goddess Altea.

'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' Continues Retail Domination

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 9:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game that brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan. Remaining #1 on PC charts for weeks, more than 700.000 gamers have now signed up for an Age of Conan account, making it the undisputed #2 subscription MMO in the western world.

'Doodle Hex' (NDS) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Doodle Hex is a game of magical dueling where aspiring Doodlers compete head-to-head for fun and glory by drawing runes onto the screen, in real time, to create powerful and fun spells to inflict on their opponent.

EA Launches The Sims 2 Store

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 6:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA announced that The Sims 2 Store is now live, allowing The Sims 2 players to choose from a range of thousands of items ranging from fashions, furnishings, decor, to entertainment, home office items, etc., and download them directly into their The Sims 2 games

SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 5:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SpongeBob SquarePants featuring Nicktoons: Globs of Doom is an action-packed adventure featuring 10 playable characters from some of the most popular Nickelodeon TV shows, as well as numerous iconic locations such as Retroville, Amity Park and Bikini Bottom. Players will play cooperatively as both heroes and villains while utilizing special gadgets in order to defeat the Morphoids.

Wii Shop Channel Adds A Classic And One WiiWare Title

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 5:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added two classics and two WiiWare titles to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: Magnetica Twist (Wiiware), and Fatal Fury 2 (VC).

PS3 v2.40 Firmware Details, Coming July 2, 2008

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 5:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced details of its v2.40 PS3 system software update, which will deliver XMB access in-game, enabling PS3 users to connect and communicate with other gamers seamlessly while playing most games. PS3 users will also be able to earn Trophies enabling them to tout their accomplishments via profiles, and compare their skills to other members of the community.

'de Blob' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 4:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

de Blob is an action puzzle title that allows players to explore and liberate an alien city from the evil, monochromatic I.N.K.T. Corporation that has taken over the city and outlawed all color and fun from daily life, by splattering buildings, landmarks, and citizens with color.

Video Game Industry to Reach $57 Billion in 2009

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

New reports from market research company DFC Intelligence forecasts worldwide video game industry revenue to reach $57 billion in 2009, including revenue from video game hardware and software, consoles, handhelds, PC games (including MMOs). There are currently 11 countries that have annual video game revenue in excess of $1 billion.

Avatar - The Last Airbender: Into the Inferno (NDS/PS2/Wii) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players will play as Aang and friends in this action-packed video game based on the final season of the highly acclaimed TV series. New gameplay features will allow players to interact with characters from the TV show while performing thrilling martial arts moves with enhanced Wii Remote controls in order to defeat the Fire Nation.

'Rock Band 2' (ALL) Announced, Coming Sept. 2008

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

That EA would be making a sequel to last year's Rock Band isn't much of a surprise, EA Announced it will be available in North America in Sept., first on X360, and other platforms later. DLCs from the original will be playable in the sequel, and while the peripherals from the first outing are compatible with RB 2, there will be updated instruments available as a bundle package.

Monday, June 30, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 3:36 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:

'The Last Remnant' (PS3/X360) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 3:34 a.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.

Dualshock 3 Wireless Controller Coming to Europe July 4, 2008

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 3:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Dualshock 3 wireless controller will be available at European retailers July 4, 2008 for £39.99. Incorporating both the rumble feature and motion sensing SIXAXIS technologies for a more realistic, interactive and intuitive gaming experience, the Dualshock 3 replaces the SIXAXIS controller as it's being phased out.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Don King Presents: Prizefighter'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on June 30, 2008 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

NDS Review - 'Myst'

by Richard Poskozim on June 30, 2008 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Myst is an immersive experience that draws you in and won't let you go. You enter a unique setting, venturing alone to varied times and places, the worlds that compose Myst. There are no instructions, and you encounter no living beings but soon realize your actions may help individuals who are somehow trapped in a parallel dimension.

'Saints Row 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 2:15 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.

Dutch Police Busts Valve Hacker

by Rainier on June 30, 2008 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week, Dutch police's Team High Tech Crime arrested 20-year-old MaddoxX in Maastricht, charging him with hacking into a Valve file server and stealing credit card information from Steam Cyber Cafe users, as well as an Activision server where he downloaded and leaked an early version of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. MaddoxX first came into the news when he publicly posted credit card numbers and account balances after he had contacted Valve about their network vulnerabilities.