Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence. At the Microsoft briefing Bethesda's Todd Howard revealed that the Xbox 360 and PC editions of Fallout 3 will receive "substantial" downloadable content.
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A slew of changes was announced at Microsoft's press briefing earlier today, including an arrangement with Netflix and the previous PS3-exclusive Final Fantasy XIII coming to the X360. Other additions include the availability of playable game shows — including 1 vs. 100, Lips, You're in the Movies, and Scene It? Box Office Smash — creation of player avatars, and an Xbox Live interface overhaul.
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 takes players on an all new adrenaline ride through six different action-packed gameplay modes, a new electrifying soundtrack and exhilarating local multiplayer modes in either versus or co-op for up to four players.
In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space, gamers will step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that promises to deliver the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action.
Harmonix and MTV Games unveiled the set list of more than 80 on-disc songs for Rock Band 2. The title will also feature an online World Tour mode, Tour Challenges, a Battle of the Bands mode that lets bands face off against other bands, and customizable set lists. It'll be backward compatible with previous Rock Band downloadable music content, and support for third-party peripherals.
BioWare is creating a stylish blend of strategy and speed for Sonic’s first RPG, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, mixing a rich story, hand-painted visuals, fast-paced team combat, and wireless collectible trading into a uniquely compelling adventure.
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.
Hydrophobia is a survival adventure about conquering fear in a series of entirely dynamic flooded environments, featuring the unique technology of Blade’s HydroEngine.
Nintendo's upcoming Wii MotionPlus accessory for the Wiimote redefines game control, by more quickly and accurately reflecting motions in a 3-D space. The Wii MotionPlus accessory attaches to the end of the Wii Remote and, combined with the accelerometer and the sensor bar, allows for more comprehensive tracking of a player's arm position and orientation, providing players with an unmatched level of precision and immersion.
Atlantica Online is bringing back turn-based and strategic gameplay to give a fresh face to the MMO world, a thinking person's game, giving you the chance to really strategize using the combat, mercenary and city/country management system.
Konami will release the first expansion pack for its Metal Gear Online title on July 17th. Entitled Metal Gear Online Gene Expansion, the download adds new maps, characters and a game mode to the existing game.
Dungeon Hero provides players with a fresh take on the classic dungeon based game. The in-game world is a totally functional, living, breathing community in every way. Eat, sleep, chat, socialize, trade and travel as you would in any civilized place – after all dungeon creatures are people too!
Wii jOG is a motion-sensing controller that brings a whole new dimension to your living room gaming experience. With jOG your character only moves when you do. Plug jOG into your existing console and wow! jOG measures the steps you take and translates them to movement on screen! Now, when you move in the real-world, you really move in the game!
Check out the following new screens from Paradox Interactive E3 2008 lineup:
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. This weekend Infinity Ward revealed it will be testing four new modes, read more for details...
Check out the following new screens & trailers from Crave Entertainment E3 2008 lineup:
Check out the following new screens & trailer from Natsume's E3 2008 lineup:
- Yumi's Odd Odyssey (PSP) Announced - 14 New Screens
- Hi! Hamtaro Ham-Ham Challenge (NDS) Announced - Screens
- Princess Debut (NDS) - Screens
- Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon (NDS) - Screens
- Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness (NDS) - Screens & Trailer
- Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility (Wii) - Facts, Features, Screens & Trailer
Check out the following new screens from Conspiracy Entertainment E3 2008 lineup:
Apogee Software is back and reviving some of its legacy catalogue of 30+ releases as well as publishing all-new properties, starting with Duke Nukem Trilogy comprised of three episodes: Critical Mass, Chain Reaction, and Proving Grounds.
Originally revealed in 2004, Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion elements of existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors.
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: Major League Eating: The Game (Wiiware), and Ninja Commando/Donkey Kong 3 (VC).
Developed by Ubisoft Montreal, known for Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia is opening a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe, featuring a new breed of gameplay. The game is poised to rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style.
Aiming to radically improve graphics performance for any kind of PC, LucidLogix took the wraps off its new real-time distributed processing engine, HYDRA, a parallel graphics technology that will allow PC manufacturers to satisfy consumer demand for visual reality without compromise.
Profenix Studio, known for Power of Destruction, is working on a new action/adventure game called I'm Not Alone, using their in-house S2Engine.
by Glenn "Otter" Juskiewicz on July 14, 2008 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Battle 40-foot waves, storms, ice and a nearly 100-percent crewmember injury rate in the dangerous hunt for undersea riches on the Bering Sea with the new video game Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm.
EA's SimCity Creator is an open-ended, highly creative game with a sense of humor that allows players to utilize the distinctive gameplay aspects of the Wii and NDS to create, enjoy and destroy epic cities.
Step into the world of Too Human, Silicon Knights' third-person epic action game. As the cybernetic god Baldur, players are thrust into the midst of an ongoing battle that threatens the existence of mankind. As promised, Microsoft has released a 1.09GB demo for Too Human on Xbox Live
D3Publisher has signed Aardman Animation’s series, Shaun the Sheep. Players will play as the loveable sheep, Shaun, as he tries to find the rest of the flock before the Farmer arrives home, featuring the fan-favorite characters, items and locations from the much-loved stop-motion animated series, as well as original content for all-new experiences.
Set in an future-fantasy world, Demigod is a team-based action/RPG/RTS hybrid game that casts you as a hero waging war to obtain a position within the pantheon of gods. While we already knew Demigod was coming in Feb. 2009, Stardock will be offering people who pre-order the game access to the beta in, which is scheduled to start in Aug., followed by Beta 2 in Oct. and Beta 3 in Dec,008.
Featuring more than 150 puzzles for all skill levels, Coffeetime Crosswords supports solo or two player co-op play via Xbox Live. The classic puzzle-action game Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is the latest addition to Arcade Hits, with a permanently reduced price of 800 Microsoft Points.
by Richard Poskozim on July 14, 2008 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Drone Tactics is a game of mechanized strategy RPG warfare that has you command a squad of insect Drones, choosing from over 100 weapons, upgrades, and power-ups to optimize your forces as you confront the oppressive Black Swarm.
Sony announced the availability of the v4.05 system software update for PSP adding new visualizers for music playback, among other features.
Distinctly marrying the Match-3 puzzle mechanic with an enticing resource management system, Cradle of Rome, based on AWEM's 2007 casual PC game, offers players a satisfyingly addictive gameplay experience.
Atari announced the appointment of former Sony Computer Entertainment America Director of Marketing Jeff Reese as its Vice President of Marketing, reporting to Jim Wilson, CEO and President of Atari, Inc.