'The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 8:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the final chapter of the trilogy, players find Sypro teaming up with an unlikely ally - Cynder, his former enemy, to face his most challenging mission to date. As the Dark Master’s evil envelopes the world like a plague, Spyro must fulfill his destiny and unlock the true power of the purple dragon within him to stop the Dark Master in his tracks.

Various Game Trailers #1391

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 7:12 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:

  • Tomb Raider: Underworld [ALL] - Teaser Trailer
  • Precursors [ALL] - Trailer #3
  • Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising [ALL] - SCAR Trailer
  • LittleBigPlanet [PS3] - Dream Trailer
  • Afrika [PS3] - Vistas Trailer


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

'BioShock' (PS3) Gets Trophies - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 6:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A narrative-driven action experience BioShock allows players to do the impossible as they journey through an amazing, immersive and terrifying world. The PS3 version of 2K's genetically enhanced story-driven action game is getting new features and content, including three categories of trophies...

'Metal Gear Online' (PS3) Server Goes Belly Up, Konami Issues Apology

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 6:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week Konami released the Gene Expansion pack for Metal Gear Online adding new maps, characters and a game mode to the existing game. Apparently the content was quite popular as it brought Konami's download server to its knees and has since been causing outages to the game, its online store and the brand new Reward Shop, allowing gamers to buy new gear with accumulated reward points, which has now been closed. Konami issued a statement that it is aware of the problem but unfortunately has no permanent solutions for the interruptions.

'Too Human' (X360) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 4:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Death's Dream Timeline - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 4:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Spellborn, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, it uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine.

Midway Shuts Down L.A. Studio

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 4:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway announced it will be combining the operations of Midway Studios in Los Angeles with its San Diego facility. The majority of L.A. studio employees, including the entire development team for Midway’s TNA iMPACT! franchise, are being offered the opportunity to transfer to the San Diego facility.

'Puzzle Quest: Revenge of the Plague Lord' Coming Wednesday - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 4:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords – Revenge of the Plague Lord is a robust expansion pack, adding four new Hero Professions, more than 25 challenging quests, more than 50 new spells, more than 40 new magical items, three new Achievements, and character Levels now go all the way to 60.

'Castle Crashers' (X360) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 3:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Castle Crashers is a four-player game for the Xbox Live Arcade, where players are knights on a quest to regain a stolen idol. Embark on the adventure on your own or with up to three friends and discover the mind-boggling magic and mystery in the mythical world.

'Shred Nebula' (XBLA) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 3:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

CrunchTime Games' Shred Nebula is a top-down free-roaming space shooter with unparalleled action and depth, featuring ship based space combat, intergalactic exploration and multiplayer dog-fighting.

'Fracture' (PS3/X360) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 2:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reshape the battlefield - and the fate - of a broken nation in Fracture, Pacifica and the Atlantic Alliance, boast soldiers with powers beyond those of ordinary men. The differing states of superhumanity result in balanced yet stylistically different combat tactics that have never been seen before.

'Jade Empire' (Xbox) Downloadable via Xbox Live

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 2:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Released in early 2005, Jade Empire is set in a new fantastical world based on mythical China, where sinister events have upset the peaceful harmony of an isolated martial arts school. Bioware's RPG is now available as a 6.2 GB download on Xbox Marketplace for 1,200 Microsoft Points ($15).

'Disciples III: Renaissance' Elven Alliance Archon - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 2:38 p.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.

'Strategic Command 2: Weapons and Warfare' - v1.05 Patch/Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 2:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SC2: Weapons and Warfare incorporates many fan requested new features, including a bigger world map, new units, enhanced naval movement and combat rules, a deeper weather model, additional terrain types and resources, the simulation of roads and railways and am extended editor. This v1.05 patch user requested changes, bug fixes, editor/game performance enhancements, and also addresses a Vista config file update issue.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) Downloadable Content Free, But Only at Launch

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 1:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet is a community-based game where players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots, and use their character's abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network. SCEE's David Reeves revealed that LBP will have free user content at launch, but eventually will give 'approved' gamers the chance to charge for their creations by launching an iTunes meets Ebay service.

'Dragon Age: Origins' - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Summer Athletics' (PS2/Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 12:03 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.

'Atlantica Online' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Guitar Hero: World Tour' (ALL) Gets Playable Jimi Hendrix, Tracks & DLC

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision's next installment in the GH franchise will feature vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), 4 player on/offline co-op, and an 8 player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4).

'Dungeon Party' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 11:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dungeon Party, developed by Cyanide, is a free MMOG where two teams of up to 5 players compete over one or more rounds and victory is only assured when one of them gets out of the dungeon with the treasure.

'Gears of War' (ALL) Gets Novel Trilogy

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 11:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War blends tactical action with survival horror, thrusting gamers into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde. Earlier this year it was revealed Gears of War would be getting a novel, but as it turns out there will not be one but three instead, written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss.

'Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop' (Wii) Announced - Facts, Features & Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop follows the harrowing tale of Frank West, an overly zealous freelance journalist on a hunt for the scoop of a lifetime. In pursuit of a juicy lead, he makes his way to the small suburban town of Willamette only to find that it has become overrun by zombies.

'1942: Joint Strike' And 'Go! Go! Breaksteady' This Week's XBLA Titles - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 10:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Go! Go! Break Steady, choose a character and make them dance by following visual cues on the screen, while in 1942: Joint Strike, a World War II flying shooter, you take to the skies with your newly updated 3D HD plane as you blast enemies below to smithereens.

'Portal: Still Alive' (X360) Has No Exclusive Content

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Portal: Still Alive features the full Portal single-player game plus a new challenge mode. Designed to change the way players approach, manipulate and surmise the possibilities in any given environment. Solve physical puzzles and challenges by opening portals to maneuvering objects, and yourself, through space. According to Valve the added content is taken from Hen Mazolski's Portal: The Flash Version MapPack, freely available on PC.

'Persona 3: FES' (PS2) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Atlus' RPG Persona 3: FES, you lead a group of high school students with a dangerous extra curricular activity: exploring the mysterious tower Tartarus and fighting the sinister Shadows during the Dark Hour, a frozen span of time imperceptible to all but a select few. The standalone expansion adds 30 hours of gameplay!

Crytek Acquires Black Sea Studios

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crytek announced that it has acquired Bulgaria-based Black Sea Studios, known for Knights of Honor, and the recent Worldshift. Under the terms of the acquisition, Black Sea Studios will remain in Sofia, Bulgaria and become Crytek Black Sea, a wholly owned studio.

'Monster Madness: Grave Danger' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Madness: Grave Danger follows in the footsteps of Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia with 4 player co-op gameplay, an all new polished look and a number of new/improved features. Based on fan feedback from the original every Zombie, Werewolf and Vampire has been recalled to square one.

'Project Origin' (ALL) Demo in the Works

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. Alma now has free reign, and the consequences will be unimaginable. While no release date was given, WBIE will release a demo.

'Cooking Mama World Kitchen' (Wii) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 9:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Cooking Mama 2: World Kitchen, featuring hot new recipes and all-new 3D graphics, players use the motion-sensitive Wii Remote to cook a variety of recipes by simulating the actions of a real-life chef.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Dead Space'

by Thomas Wilde on July 21, 2008 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space, developed by EA's Redwood Shores Studio, gamers will step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that promises to deliver the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action.

Wii Preview - 'Monster Lab'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 21, 2008 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Monster Lab is a blend between action & RPG, allowing you to compose your own fighter by mixing & matching various body parts, taking your creature out to fight others and upgrading as you move up the ladder.

EA Further Extends Expiration Date for Take-Two Offer

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 6:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Having expired July 18, 2008 at midnight New York City time, EA announced that it has once again extended its tender offer for all of the currently outstanding shares of common stock of Take-Two to 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on August 18, 2008, unless further extended.

Foundation 9 Announces New Branding Strategy for Amaze Studios

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 6:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Foundation 9 Entertainment announced that it is clarifying the branding for its three Amaze Entertainment studios. The move comes as a result of the company's studio-focused strategy to foster individuality and studio autonomy within the company.

'Reprobates' - v1.3.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reprobates, a classic third-person point-and-click adventure, is based on the enhanced engine of Black Mirror and Nibiru and will again stun the players with beautiful graphics, highly detailed 3D character models and a thrilling atmosphere and story.

'Black Prophecy' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 5:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Black Prophecy is an Action-MMO where you will not only be fighting epic multiplayer battles and fulfilling exciting single-player missions, but also experience a fascinating story from the pen of prize-winning German science-fiction author Michael Marrak.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Another WiiWare Title And Two Classics

by Rainier on July 21, 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: Pirates: The Key of Dreams (Wiiware), and Super Fantasy Zone/Gley Lancer (VC).

'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360) 25-Mission DLC Coming this Week

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 4:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A sequel to the original Xbox title, Ninja Gaiden 2 has players once again assuming the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they guide the ninja hero on a quest to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race. On July 25 Microsoft will release a new Mission Mode (800 points) which includes 25 missions to test skills learned during the game's story mode.

'Sonic and the Black Knight' (Wii) Officially Announced

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 3:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed a few days ago, SEGA officially announced Sonic and the Black Knight, bringing Sonic into the world of Arthurian legend and offers the worlds most infamous blue hedgehog the chance to become a knight.

'City Life' (NDS) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Create exactly the city you want: build uniquely-designed buildings out of over 150 available structures, from residences to corporate skyscrapers. Improve the quality of life by providing recreational and entertainment opportunities-without letting taxes spiral out of control.

'Savage 2: A Tortured Soul' Becomes Free to Play All Week Long

by Rainier on July 21, 2008 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Savage 2: A Tortured Soul is an FPS/RPG featuring expansive environments, an entirely enhanced combat system, and gameplay elements that will catapult it beyond its prequel. S2 Games has opened up the doors of Savage 2 to all players, allowing unlimited, free access to the game for the week of July 21-27.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Sea Life Safari'

by Alan Martin on July 21, 2008 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Make a splash as an underwater photographer tasked with capturing the most incredible pictures of wild sea life. Entice your subjects into playful poses, provoke photo worthy reactions, and reel in those picture-perfect scores!

PC Review - 'LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures'

by Tim McCullough on July 21, 2008 @ 12:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures is a tongue-in-cheek take on the first three cinematic adventures of pop culture's most iconic archaeologist, including Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Temple of Doom and the Last Crusade.

Codemasters' E3 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on July 21, 2008 @ 12:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens and trailer from Codemasters' E3 2008 lineup: