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New 'Pikmin' Title Confirmed

by Judy on July 16, 2008 @ 10:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At Nintendo's developer roundtable discussion at E3 2008, Shigeru Miyamoto announced, "We're making Pikmin." No details about the title, platform or release date were mentioned, but speculation is that the series' real-time strategy nature is best suited for the Wii.

'Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2' (ALL) Announced

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 9:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

American Idol Encore 2 lets players sing and perform through a full season of competition to claim the virtual winning title of American Idol. Featuring 40 all-new, smash-hit songs and several unique modes of play, the game delivers an immersive experience as players sing their way to fame.

Disney Interactive's E3 2008 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Disney Interactive's E3 2008 lineup:

'Wanted' (PS3/X360/PC) - Facts, Features & Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 3:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Universal Pictures is creating a video game based on the "Wanted" movie. The game will be published worldwide by Warner Bros. and is being developed by GRIN, known for Tom Clancy: Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter series and the upcoming Bionic Commando.

'Summer Athletics' (ALL) - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 1:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Summer Athletics brings sports right into your living room: exciting competitions in over 25 of the most popular summer sports disciplines, such as sprinting, hurdles, cycling, archery, javelin, hammer throw, and swimming, will provide long-lasting fun.

'Still Life 2' - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 1:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microïds announced Still Life 2, developed by Gameco Studios, a real-time 3D adventure game where you play FBI agent and profiler Victoria McPherson, investigating some of North America's most difficult and darkest crimes.

'Supreme Ruler 2020' - v5.2.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 12:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Supreme Ruler 2020 is a strategic and tactical geo-political game where direct control of the military and the policies of a nation becomes the key to survival. One of the innovative new features is the wide-open "Super Sandbox" mode, which allows players to take control of nearly any country or region of the world.

'Fenimore Fillmore's Revenge' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 12:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fenimore Fillmore's Revenge once again plunges players into the Far West in 1875. In this new episode, fans of Fenimore Fillmore will face some hairy moments. The cowboy, with his girlfriend Thiannon and his inseparable horse Rayo, is full of humor as usual, despite his mission to save lives…

'City of Heroes' and 'City of Villains' Merge Into One Universe

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 12:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

There is reason for the rejoicing in Paragon City and the Rogue Isles as NCsoft has completely merged the two games into one game universe. Buying either retail game automatically gives you the other, while existing users will have access to the features of both games.

'Goin' Downtown' - German v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Goin´ Downtown, using Silver Style's Toon shading technology, makes you take up the challenge of an exciting point & click adventure. You are the charismatic hero Jake who earns his living as a mediocre and frustrated cop in a 2072 futuristic metropolis.

'Wanted' (PS3/X360/PC) Curves its way to Video Games

by Judy on July 16, 2008 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Universal Pictures is creating a video game based on the "Wanted" movie. The game will be published worldwide by Warner Bros. and is being developed by GRIN, best known for its work on the Tom Clancy: Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter series and the upcoming Bionic Commando.

'Wolfenstein' (PS3/X360/PC) Multiplayer by Endrant Studios

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 11:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set within a near-fictional, historical WWII setting, players take on the role of the heroic OSA agent BJ Blazkowicz as they are thrust into the unknown and unexpected to battle against combat troops, otherworldly forces, and the dark science created by a supernatural Nazi force hell-bent on world domination.

SCEA and THQ Using Xsens' Camera-less Motion Capture Solution

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xsens Technologies announced that Sony's Guerrilla, known for Killzone, and THQ's Big Huge Games have signed on to use its camera-less motion capture solution Moven.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on July 16, 2008 @ 11:47 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:

Activision's E3 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Activision's unofficial E3 2008 lineup:

Deep Shadows Adds Multi-core CPU Support to Its Titles

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Shadows, known for Atari's Boiling Point, announced that it successfully implemented full-fledged support for multi-core processor systems, based on Intel Threading Building Blocks 2.0 (TBB), to its current multiplatform titles Precursors and White Gold.

D3Publisher's E3 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Judy on July 16, 2008 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from D3Publisher's E3 2008 lineup:

Bungie's (Not So) Mystery Announcement

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 2:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The past few weeks Bungie teased its fans hinting that an announcement was coming soon, even putting up a teaser image and countdown clock on their website, indicating something was coming up for E3, but when push came to shove, nothing happened. Bungie's President Harold Ryan apologized saying, "We were looking forward to sharing that with our fan community during the week of E3. However, those plans were just changed by our publisher."

NDS Preview - 'Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 16, 2008 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Velvet Assassin'

by Redmond Carolipio on July 16, 2008 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Set in World War 2, Velvet Assassin is a 3rd person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Velvet Assassin'

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2008

Set in World War 2, Velvet Assassin is a 3rd person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles.

'Jumpgate Evolution' Developer Q&A

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Staying true to its early vision, NetDevil has improved upon the original Jumpgate in every way, with a complete graphics update, and the integration of advanced AI features to ensure unpredictable and compelling situations.

'Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2008 - July 16th

Operation Flashpoint 2 sees the most realistic modeling of conflict scenarios in a new contemporary theater of war. By offering a multitude of military disciplines, gameplay delivers warfare more realistic and intense then ever before, while an extensive multiplayer component creatse battles on an incredible scale.

'Bolt' (NDS/PS2/Wii/PS3/X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2008 - July 16th

An action adventure game based on Walt Disney Pictures' feature animation film, Bolt tells the story of a canine TV star that is inadvertently shipped from Hollywood to New York City, where he begins a cross-country adventure home and makes the surprising discovery that the super powers he thought he had don’t work in the real world.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (ALL) - Screens

by Rainier on July 16, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2008 - July 16th

Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, this third-person, open-world action-shooter will return to Mars and once again redefine the limits of destruction-based gameplay.