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'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' (ALL) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 6:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set between the largely unexplored era between Ep III and Ep IV, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy.

'Metal Gear Solid' (PSOne) Coming to Xbox Live Arcade?

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 6:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

No this is not a resurfacing of the Metal Gear Solid 4 rumor during its launch week, but according to Ripten the original 1998 Playstation One MGS title might be making its way to Xbox Live Arcade. Claiming to have seen a build on Microsoft's developers only partnernet we decided to have a look for ourselves and unfortunately did not find it, so either the rumor is false, or it was removed. With Soul Calibur and Bionic Commando get an XBLA makeover Metal Gear Solid wouldn't be that much of a stretch.

Various Game Trailers #1362

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 6:21 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:

  • Supreme Commander [X360] - Developer Diary Trailer #2
  • Street Gears - Tricks Trailer


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

'Brothers In Arms: Double Time' (Wii) Nearing Completion - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 6:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Not been heard of since last year, Gearbox Software's Brothers In Arms Double Time immerses you into the intensity of World War II through the stories of Sergeants Baker and Hartsock and their squad of paratroopers during the Normandy invasion.

'Halo Wars' (X360) to Get 2 Player Co-op, 6 Player Online

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 6:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo Wars is a strategy game based on the Halo universe where players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind. The latest issue of GamePro features a preview revealing that Halo Wars will have 2 player co-op vs. Covenant, and you will be able to jump on Xbox Live with up to 6 player for some multiplayer mayhem. No wood, iron, resource gathering, just "supplies," in order to steamline the action.

'Spider-man: Web of Shadows' (ALL) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 4:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this year Activision revealed it was working on a new Spider-Man game, and while there hasn't been any details made available yet, Spider-man: Web of Shadows will have you play as the hero or villain in a large free-roaming environement.

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) New Modes, Cars, Challenges Coming July 10

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 4:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground, with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. While Criterion is working on even more content, the Cagney update is scheduled for July 10, and will add 3 brand new FreeBurn game modes, 2 new cars, 70 new challenges, and the usual fixes and tweaks.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (X360/PC) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.

What Makes 'Rise Of The Argonauts' (PS3/X360/PC) Different Part #1

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters' Rise Of The Argonauts is an action/rpg developed by Liquid Entertainment, known for War of the Ring and Dragonshard. Set in ancient Greece you will embark on an epic quest, and encounter legendary figures such as Jason, Hercules and Atalanta.

'Zombie BBQ' (NDS) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 2:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zombie BBQ is a shooter where you have to move forward by shooting down every living (or dying) creature in your path! Use the arsenal of weapons at your disposal to do away with the savage hoards of zombies.

'Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir' Announced

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 2:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NWN 2: Storm of Zehir hearkens back to the days of the Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale franchises by including full party customization, dungeon crawling, and free exploration of a non-linear game world via an Overland Map. The storyline foreshadows the events that will take place in the Forgotten Realms with the coming release of the 4th Edition of D&D RPG (thanks NWNVault).

'Yggdra Union' (PSP) Coming to North America - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 12:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced Yggdra Union, 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.

'Enemy Territory: Quake Wars' (PS3/X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The war between the GDF and Strogg will soon be igniting on next-generation consoles as id Software and Activision confirmed that their team-based first person action title Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, is coming to next-gen platforms.

'Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Colonization, players lead one of four European nations on a quest to conquer and rule the New World. Players will be challenged to guide their people from the oppressive motherland, discover the New World, and negotiate, trade and fight with both the natives and other nations as they acquire power and fight for freedom and independence.

'Super Smash Bros. Brawl' (Wii) Father's Day Tournament

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 12:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the latest incarnation in the Super Smash Bros. franchise, featuring all-new characters ranging from Kirby and Wario to Samus and even Metal Gear Solid's Snake. Show off your skills in the Super Smash Bros. Brawl Father's Day Tournament at the Nintendo World store in Rockefeller Plaza in New York City, on Sunday, June 15 (1-4pm).

'Hellboy: The Science of Evil' (PSP/PS3/X360) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 11:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hellboy lets players step into the muscle bound frame of Hellboy, a hulking crimson-skinned warrior of supernatural creation. On the trail of a crazed witch, Hellboy uncovers a fiendish plot for world domination and must rush to defeat the crazed Hermann von Klempt before he can exert his evil will on a hapless world.

'Dungeon Siege 3' Not So Confirmed

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Various outlets picked up the rumor (based on this German interview) that Gas Powered Games was working on Dungeon Siege 3 and that it would no longer have multi-character parties. C&VG asked for verification and apparently the comment was taken out of context, as the question asked (whether GPG had learned lessons from previous installments) was hypothetical, that IF a Dungeon Siege 3 was to be made, GPG would shy away from the multi-character parties and instead focus on a single hero.

'Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3' And 'Frogger 2' This Week's XBLA Titles

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 10:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

One of the most popular arcade shooter series of the 80s returns and gamers get a fresh take on a classic arcade game when Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 and Frogger 2 launch on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (1:00 a.m. PDT).

'Burnout Paradise' (PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground, with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. Burnout Paradise for the PC will be customized with expanded online multiplayer features, and community driven content.

'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King' to Get Achievements?

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The next World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King, is scheduled for later this year, n the Alpha test can be accessed by typing in and according to leaked information from the on-going alpha test, Blizzard seems to be including an achievements system. The leaked info shows awards for things like total death, general PvP and exploration, although it is not yet clear what the achievement points will get you. The Achievement system can be accessed by typing in "/achievement".

Activision Files Final Merger Documents With SEC

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision announced that it has filed the definitive proxy statement relating to the proposed combination of Activision with Vivendi with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and has begun mailing it to its stockholders. A special meeting of Activision stockholders will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, to consider and vote on proposals to approve the transaction and related matters.

'National Geographic Panda' (NDS) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Learn about real-life Pandas as you feed, nurture and play with your very own Panda! Choose from cute and cuddly Baby Pandas or giant Great Pandas and play with them as they learn new skills. Discover fun panda facts from real National Geographic stories that appear as you progress through the game!

'Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath' (X360) Goes Gold

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

The C&C series continues to thrive with Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath. As the expansion pack to C&C 3 Tiberium Wars, this RTS game returns to the Tiberium universe with Kane at the center of an epic new single player campaign.

'Sudden Strike III: Ardennes Offensive' Heavy Tanks - Screens

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

SS3: Arms For Victory is the 3rd installment in the RTS franchise, adding interface innovations, huge troop numbers and enormous map designs demonstrating that size does matter. The free Ardennes Offensive add-on features two multiplayer maps, a new campaign (2 missions) and one additional standalone mission.

'Warhawk' (PS3) Paint & Insignia Contest Comes to Europe

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

Experience the thrill of white-knuckle aerial combat with bone-crunching armored assaults and high-intensity infantry combat in a 32-player, all-out war fought both on the ground and in the skies. In anticipation of the v1.5 patch, which will include a collection of Player-Created insignias and paint schemes, SCEE is running a contest and will select the 50 best insignias and 20 paint schemes, each getting a limited-edition Warhawk statue as a prize.

'Ship Simulator 2008' Sail the Open Sea Contest

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 9:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The contest starts on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. (GMT) and closes on Monday, June 23, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. (GMT). Enter for a chance to win over ten prize packages and one of two Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital Edition units.

'Asterix Brain Trainer' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 5:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Asterix Brain Trainer is packed with entertaining mini-games led by everyone’s favourite Gallic hero, Asterix, which make puzzles, memory games and problem solving more fun than ever.

'NHL 09' (PS2/PS3/X360/PC) Announced, Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 5:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 09 takes to the ice with improved Skill Stick System controls and the new Defensive Skill Stick, while adding depth and new features designed to help newcomers jump into the series, or show off your skills with the new Be A Pro mode.

'X-Blades' (PS3/X360/PC) Fighting Techniques - Screen

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 5:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Blades, previously known as Oniblade, is a third-person, anime-style action/adventure. Your heroine wields two magical blades that can be used as swords or guns, and has magical abilities, all of which are upgradeable.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (Wii/PS3/X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 4:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A few weeks back Activision confirmed a new installment in the Call of Duty franchise was in the works, albeit not by Infinity War, but rather by Treyarch. Promising a "new theatre of war," Call of Duty 5, using the COD 4 engine, goes back to WWII but this time set in the Pacific (and Russia's advance into Berlin) according to UK magazine GamesTM. COD5 will be darker, scarier with enemies using different tactics (hiding in trees, sneaking, suicidal etc.) For the first time in the series the game will feature 4-player co-op while multiplayer includes vehicles, squad based elements, a return of COD4's perks, and support for the Wii zapper.

PC Review - 'Mass Effect'

by Alan Butterworth on June 9, 2008 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Mass Effect invites players to take the role of Commander Shepard as they set out on an adventure to save the galaxy from imminent destruction. Wrought with treachery, heroism, difficult decisions and a universe filled with unique and colorful species, Mass Effect delivers a truly compelling storyline.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Two Classics And One WiiWare Title

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 3:45 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: My Pokémon Ranch, Dig Dug, and Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa.

'Disgaea DS' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 3:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nippin Ichi America confirmed that a new edition of Disgaea: Hour of Darkness will be released for the NDS featuring several key improvements will be made to the user interface and game system.

'Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Nancy Drew: The Phantom of Venice players will work to uncover the mastermind behind a series of unsolved thefts that have taken place in Venice -- one of the world’s most unique cities known for its interlocking canals and sleek gondolas.

'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 2:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alone in the Dark returns with a heart-stopping survival experience realized through combining the use of real-time physics and environmental interaction to deliver an exhilarating action-orientated experience within a highly detailed, open environment.

'Art of Murder: FBI Confidential' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 1:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Art of Murder: FBI Confidential, created by by the team who made Schizm, Sentinel and Reah, is a point & click adventure where the player takes on the role of an FBI agent, whose task is to solve a series of macabre murders of wealthy, well-to-do citizens.

'Wild West Online: Gunfighter' Settles 250,000 Gunfights In Open Beta

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Wild West Online: Gunfighter, players take the role of a gunslinger in the 19th Century American West. As gun fighters, players engage in duels, working their way across hundreds of towns and territories as they make a name for themselves. Wild West Online has captured the imaginations of tens of thousands of active players, who in the first month of the game’s open beta test have fought over a quarter million gunfights.

'SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 2' (PSP) Gets v1.50 Patch

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 12:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As the SEAL commander, the player will be supported by AI teammate executing traditional SOCOM team-based tactical, stealth and action gameplay. Multiple players will once again be able to form clans and take on their friends for team-based high-action gameplay. Jump into the game and choose to play multiplayer using Infrastructure mode to apply the latest patch.

'Galactic Command: Echo Squad SE' - v2.10.08 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on June 9, 2008 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Command: Echo Squad SE puts the player in the cockpit of an Echo fighter, where they'll lead the Galactic Command squadron in massive scale aerial and space combat engagement. This patch improves multiplayer performance, and fixes a problem with auto-save when on planet.