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EA CEO Confirms Bioware Working On 'Knights of the Old Republic' MMORPG

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 3:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While EA nor Bioware mentioned anything about the long rumored Knights of the Old Republic MMORPG during the press briefing earlier this week, EA CEO John Riccitiello let the cat out of the bag in an interview with Conde Nast Portfolio magazine, "And the one that people are dying for us to talk to them about in partnership with Lucas coming out of BioWare, which is, I think, quite possibly the most anticipated game, full stop, for the industry." No further details were revealed, but now at least we know ...

'Pro Cycling Manager: Tour De France 2008' (ALL) - v1.0.1.4 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cyanide's PCM 2008 lets you manage one of the 65 teams, with improved AI, a better recruitment system, more realistic rider progression, extensive customization, and improved gfx. The 2008 edition will also introduce in-door circuit elimination racing, and the PSP version will feature 1vs1 wi-fi multiplayer.

'Dark Earth: Vienna Calling' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 1:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dark Earth: Vienna Calling, based upon the scenario by Samuel Miller of the same name, is a tactical shooter with adventure elements set in a very sinister scenario. Dark Earth: Vienna Calling will bring 3 Chapters with a total of 14 Levels, more than 15 weapons (melee, guns, medieval) and a storyline that is worth calling the whole project story-driven FPS.

PS3 Preview - 'inFamous'

by Redmond Carolipio on July 17, 2008 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

inFamous is an open-ended, free-roaming game puts you in the shoes of Cole, an everyday guy and urban explorer, in the aftermath of a huge disaster that destroys his hometown of Empire City. As Cole, you must first learn to use new found powers and then decide how you will use them.

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Rock Band 2'

by Judy on July 17, 2008 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Rock Band 2 builds upon the first music game to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

Koch Media Bringing TV Game Shows to NDS/Wii

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Koch Media announced its As Seen On TV label, a new range of family-focused games based on some of TV’s most popular game show franchises, which include a brand new 3D sequel to 2007's Deal Or No Deal.

'Sam & Max Season One' (Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Telltale Games is bring the first season of its Sam & Max series to the Wii letting players guide the Freelance Police through a series of bizarre—and often sidesplitting—mysteries.

More Than 30 Classic Namco Bandai Titles Coming to XBLA

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 11:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade features hits from Namco Bandai Games' Xbox LIVE Arcade library including Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug, Pac-Man Championship Edition and Mr. Driller Online, as well as 20 additional newly arranged versions of Dig Dug, Pac-Man and Galaga, and arcade perfect renditions of Motos, Pole Position, Rolling Thunder, and Galaga '88, etc...

MySpace Kicks off 'TheGame08' Development Contest

by Judy on July 17, 2008 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MySpace announced TheGame08, the first Pan-Asian game applications competition that's open to developers in China, Japan, Korea, and India. They're being challenged to create the most innovative gaming application for the MySpace Developer Platform.

'Roogoo' (X360/PC) Coming to NDS/Wii

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Roogoo uses geometric shapes and rotating discs to craft a frenetic, exciting puzzle game framed within an imaginative storyline and a delightfully realized fantasy universe. The new version will feature NDS & Wii cross-compatibility, all-new levels and game modes that take advantage of the Wiimote, touch screen and stylus.

'Tales Of Vesperia' (X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tales of Vesperia combines real-time combat, captivating storylines and remarkable graphics while introducing original elements that set a new standard for role-playing gameplay and interactive storytelling. The demo features a full dungeon for, up to four, players to explore, packed with vicious enemies and highlighted by an encounter with a massive boss opponent.

'Agatha Christie: Evil Under the Sun' (PC) Coming to the Wii - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Evil Under the Sun, famous detective Hercule Poirot is back in typical style, turning up at just the right time to begin an investigation into the murder of a famous actress during what should have been the start of a relaxing holiday.

'Avencast: Rise of the Mage' - v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 7:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ClockStone Software's action RPG, Avencast: Rise of the Mage, mixes the dynamics of an action game with strong adventure elements creating an enthralling and unique gaming experience. This v1.04 patch adds enhancements, bug fixes and tweaks.

Ubisoft's E3 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on July 17, 2008 @ 4:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Ubisoft's E3 2008 lineup:

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Prince of Persia Prodigy'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 17, 2008 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

1C Company Acquires Russian Rival BUKA

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 4:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eastern and Central European publisher 1C Company officially announced that it has signed an agreement in which it has acquired one of the largest Russian publishing and distribution companies, BUKA.

Eidos' E3 2008 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 4:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

NDS Preview - 'Retro Game Challenge'

by Geson Hatchett on July 17, 2008 @ 2:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

An original game based on the popular Japanese GAME CENTER CX TV series, Retro Game Challenge reinvents how classic games are played. Featuring a story-driven progression, players complete short challenges in a wide-variety of fictional retro-games, ranging from shooting, racing, action and even an epic RPG.

'Metal Gear Online World Championship 2008' (PS3) Announced

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking place at Tokyo Game Show this October, the Metal Gear Online World Championship 2008 is open to the best players in North America, Europe, Japan and Greater Asia. The top teams from Regional Championships in all four territories will receive all expenses paid trips to the MGOWC08 Finals in Tokyo, Japan.

Aeria Games Brings 'Cronous' MMORPG To North America

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cronous, developed by Lizard Interactive, is a traditional MMORPG game featuring familiar gameplay similar to original Dungeons & Dragons and Diablo. Players can choose from classes such as Fighters, Valkryries (Rogues), Magicians (Wizards) and Savages (Barbarians), and gain special attacks and magic spells specific to their classes through leveling.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2008 - July 17th

LittleBigPlanet is a community-based game with a hugely innovative concept behind it. Meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots -- and use your character's amazing abilities to play, create and share what you build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network.

'UNO Rush' (X360) - 7 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2008 - July 17th

UNO Rush boasts exciting gameplay and social features – multiple variants, house-rule options, local and Xbox Live multiplay, camera support, avatar support, full XSAM (LIVE Party Chat) support and more.

'Project Origin' (PS3/X360/PC) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 17, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - E3 2008 - July 17th

Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. At the center of the calamity is the mysterious Alma, whose rage against those who wronged her triggered a chain of events that have spiraled completely out of control. Now that she has free reign, the consequences will be unimaginable.