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'Darkness Within: The Dark Lineage' Revealed - Trailer

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 7:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darkness Within: The Dark Lineage, developed by Turkish studio Zoetrope Interactive, is a sequel to last year's horror/thriller adventure game Darkness Within: In Pursuit of Loath Nolder and greatly inspired by the works of H.P. Lovecraft.

'IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey' (NDS/PSP/PS3/X360) - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 7:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey is based around the large-scale aerial combat and ground military operations of WWII. Players can participate in some of the most famous battles piloting fighters, battle planes and heavy bombers across a range of 50+ missions.

Nobilis Publishing's Leipzig GC 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 6:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the E3 behind us we can look forward to the next game exhibition, the Games Convention held in Leipzig, Germany from Aug. 20 til 24th. Nobilis will be showing off a slew of titles such as Moto Racer DS, Hotel Giant 2, King’s Bounty: The Legend, Case Closed, Fennimore Fillmore’s Revenge and several others.

Various Game Trailers #1392

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 5:10 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:

  • Project Origin [ALL] - E3 2008 Trailer (2)
  • Crazy Mini Golf [Wii] - Jungle Temple Trailer
  • Prince of Persia: The Fallen King [NDS] - E3 2008 Trailer
  • NBA Live 09 [ALL] - Dynamic DNA Trailer
  • The Last Guy [PS3] - Trailer


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

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' - v1.1.1 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 4:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop two superpower alliances emerge, join the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance. Kaos Studios released a v1.1.1 patch, making tweaks and fixing a few bugs/crashes.

'MAG' (PS3) First Details - Screen

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 4:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed during SCEA's E3 briefing, MAG, developed by SOCOM studio Zipper Interactive, is a new online shooter coming in 2009 where up to 256 players wage battles as 8-person squads in a new and unique World.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Limited Edition Details

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 4:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind’s epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. The GoW 2 Ltd.Ed. ($69.99) includes a "Beneath The Surface: An Inside Look at Gears of War 2" book, a bonus DVD with making-of videos, a code for a gold-plated Lancer rifle to be used in the game's online multiplayer, all packed in a SteelBook collectible DVD case.

'PopStar Guitar' (PS2/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 4:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

XS Games announced its new music rhythm game, PopStar Guitar, featuring songs from top pop music stars including 3 Doors Down, Simple Plan, Blink 182 and many more. PopStar Guitar allows players to unlock their inner pop celebrity and star as the lead guitarist in their very own band.

'Dead Space' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 4:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

TrackMania Nations/United Forever - v2.11.13 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TrackMania Nations Forever is a new version of the Stadium environment, a solo mode and 65 new, progressively difficult tracks, uniting an even larger number of players thanks to its multiplayer modes, online functions and interactivity between players.

Microsoft Helping Community Game Developers to Make Money

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 1:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shortly after a similar Sony announcement, Microsoft revealed at Gamefest 2008 that it will allow anyone to turn the hobby of game-making into a full-fledged career by allowing members of the XNA Creators Club to create, sell and share in the profits generated by their unique creations.

GameTap Expands Its Ad-Supported Free-to-Play Lineup With THQ Titles

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 1:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameTap has signed a new deal with THQ to bring titles such as Company of Heroes, WH 40K, Red Faction, Supreme Commander, Titan Quest, Saints Row 2, PuzzleQuest and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl to its free play ad-supported service.

'Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A remake of Atlus/Nippon Ichi's 2000 PlayStation title, Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure is a music-based RPG, where cutscenes are replaced by musical numbers, complete with vocals, high-res 2D sprites, and more features than ever before.

Games For Windows Live Becomes Free, DX11 & Download Service Unveiled

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 12:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

At Gamefest 2008 Microsoft announced that its online multiplayer gaming service Games for Windows Live becomes completely free, even for cross-platform gameplay with X360 users. This fall Microsoft will also launch a new Marketplace for Games for Windows Live, where gamers will be able to download free/new content for existing games, demos, trailers and more.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Recruiting At Comic-Con, Giving Away Lt. Ed. X360s

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 11:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind’s epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. Join Gears of War 2's Delta Squad, meet Epic Games' design director Cliff Bleszinski, or walk away with one of two limited edition X360 consoles, featuring custom artwork by Brandon Badeaux from the upcoming Gears of War comic book.

'DT Carnage' (PS2) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In DT Carnage, players will race on various tracks using any and every trick they have up their sleeves. From using items to slow down opponents, to crushing other drivers against the side of the track, to simply breezing past rivals using skillful driving maneuvers, racers will do whatever it takes to be proclaimed number one.

'Goosebumps HorrorLand' (NDS/PS2/Wii) Announced

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 11:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Goosebumps HorrorLand is an adventure game set in a fright-themed amusement park filled with over thirty thrilling rides and bone-chilling attractions. Sounds like fun - until players discover the scares are all too real and find themselves vanquishing vampires, hanging on for life on the Roller Ghoster and battling Certain Death.

Rome Built in One Day with CityEngine - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At this year's SIGGRAPH a spectacular 3D recreation of ancient Rome (A.D. 320) will be revealed where revolutionary graphics technology has been applied to reconstruct the extremely detailed virtual urban environment using Procedural Inc.'s CityEngine.

D3Publisher Showing 'Naruto' (NDS/Wii) Titles At Comic-Con

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TOMY Corporation and D3Publisher plan to highlight two upcoming Naruto game titles at the San Diego Comic-Con. Attendees will be able to play Naruto: Clash of Ninja Revolution 2 (Wii), which features an original storyline created for the U.S. audience, and check out the new trailer for Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2, the only Naruto RPG series for NDS.

'A Stroke of Fate' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Stroke of Fate is a detective story set in the authentic surroundings of 1940s fascist Germany, giving you the opportunity to conduct a compelling investigation of the most mysterious secret veiled by the 20th century – Adolf Hitler's premature death.

Legacy Interactive Developing Casual Games Based On Paramount Pictures Films

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paramount Digital Entertainment and Legacy Interactive announced that they are developing titles based on the popular Paramount Pictures’ films, Clueless, Mean Girls and Pretty in Pink.

'Gran Turismo 5' (PS3) Possibly Coming in 2009, Maybe 2010

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 9:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While GT 5 Prologue is available for download/on Blu-ray, sporting improved AI, and for the first time includes multiplayer up to 16 cars with integrated online features, gamers are surely looking forward to the full Gran Turismo 5 release. Unfortunately those people may be in for a long wait as Polyphony Digital's Yamauchi revealed that the team is currently focusing on adding content to GT 5 Prologue (such as vehicle damage) and there is no development being done on GT 5 until 2009, possibly 2010.

'The Orb and the Oracle' - Facts, Features & Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Orb and the Oracle, created by RPG game author D.W. Bradley, boasts a massive fantasy world filled with incredible action and meticulously detailed indoor and outdoor environments. Offering both single and multiplayer co-op game modes, the game is sure to engage RPG fans for hours on end!

cdv Software Opens Up Shop in the UK

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

cdv Software announced the creation of London-based cdv Software Entertainment Ltd., establishing the firm’s direct presence in the United Kingdom, led by former Virgin Interactive, THQ, and 505 Games' David Walker.

'Defenders of Law, Inc.: Crime in Willburg' (NDS/Wii/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameInvest unveiled the summer’s hottest legal team in its newest title, Defenders of Law, Inc.: Crime in Willburg, a puzzle-based crime drama where players piece together clues and compile evidence in order to solve a murder mystery.

'Armageddon Empires' - v1.08 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armageddon Empires takes the best elements of collectible card games (don’t worry there are no cards to chase you get them all), board games, and computer games and brings them all together to provide a unique strategy war game experience.

'Guitar Hero III' (ALL) to Get Guitar Virtuoso Track Pack

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 6:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god, experience new features and content including a new multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, unlockable content and authentic rock venues. On July 24 the Guitar Virtuoso Track Pack continues the rock experience with 3 fresh master tracks set to storm living rooms from Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Buckethead.

Empire Interactive Unveils Fall 2008 Product Lineup

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 6:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive unveiled its Fall 2008 product lineup with the addition of exciting global brands, the expansion of well-known franchises, and all-new intellectual properties such as Unsolved Crimes, Pipe Mania, Hello Kitty: Big City Dreams, Jackass DS The Game, FlatOut Ultimate Carnage, and Ford Racing Off Road.

'Fragile' (Wii) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai's Fragile, developed by Eternal Sonata studio Tri-Crescendo, is a Wii exclusive RPG that follows the story of Set, a young boy tasked to explore various cities in a post-apocalyptic world trying to find out why everyone has disappeared.

Wii Preview - 'The Conduit'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 22, 2008 @ 5:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

High Voltage Software's The Conduit is a stunning action FPS that promises to provide some of the best visuals seen to date on the Wii, featuring terrifying alien creatures, an advanced AI System, and a rich, conspiracy-laden story.

Wii Preview - 'The Conduit'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 22, 2008 @ 5:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2008

High Voltage Software's The Conduit is a stunning action FPS that promises to provide some of the best visuals seen to date on the Wii, featuring terrifying alien creatures, an advanced AI System, and a rich, conspiracy-laden story.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'NBA Live 09'

by Redmond Carolipio on July 22, 2008 @ 5:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2008

NBA Live 09 sports new features like Pick and Roll Control, Defensive Lockdown Control, Signature Playcalling and Quickstrike Ankle-Breakers that will make the game experience fun from beginning to end. Additionally, NBA Live 09 takes you to training camp with the NBA Academy that gives you a chance to hone your skills.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 5:26 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:

  • Final Fantasy IV (NDS)

  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...

'Shattered Suns' - 7 New Screens

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

Shattered Suns is a new science-fiction, real-time strategy game with unique features such as three-dimensional battles, a moving battlefield, player-designed units, unique economic challenges and an interactive campaign.

'Tekken 6' (PS3) Coming Late 2008, Possibly Also On Xbox 360

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tekken 6 is the next installment in Namco Bandai's popular 3D fighting series, coming exclusively to the PS3. While Tekken 6 was a no show at E3, in a recent interview with GameEX Magazine, Haruki Suzaki revealed that the game is currently scheduled for Dec. 2008, and when asked if it was still a PS3 exclusive, Suzaki replied "No, It hasn't been determined yet as of the moment."

'Infinite Undiscovery' (X360) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 4:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Various situations unfold in a world that changes in real time, with players’ choices leading to "unknown discoveries." Infinite Undiscovery offers a fantasy world overflowing with realism, allowing players to experience true role playing within a grand story.

'DC Universe Online' (PS3/PC) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 4:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Under the creative direction of Jim Lee, SOE Austin is building a world where you feel like you've stepped into the DC Universe and become the ultimate super-hero (or villain) along side of Superman, Batman, or Ambush Bug.

Splash Damage Recruits Mass Effect, PoP, Test Drive, Rainbow Six, Burnout Devs

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 4:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following the recent announcement of its partnership with Bethesda Softworks, Splash Damage announced the hiring of four industry heavyweights to its team. Splash plans to double the size of its development team to more than 60 staff as it moves into multi-platform development on a yet unannounced title.

'Metal Slug 7' (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metal Slug 7 follows in the footsteps of its predecessors by continuing to deliver the high-energy and frantic, fast-paced 2-D shooting action that the franchise has always been widely renowned for.

NDS Review - 'Guitar Hero: On Tour'

by Keith Durocher on July 22, 2008 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

For the first time handheld gamers will have the freedom to unleash their inner rock star anywhere, anytime with Activision's upcoming Guitar Hero: On Tour offering the most diverse set list of master tracks ever offered in a Guitar Hero game, including classic rock, alternative and pop favorites.

'Pro Cycling Manager: Tour De France 2008' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'NBA Live 09'

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2008

NBA Live 09 sports new features like Pick and Roll Control, Defensive Lockdown Control, Signature Playcalling and Quickstrike Ankle-Breakers that will make the game experience fun from beginning to end. Additionally, NBA Live 09 takes you to training camp with the NBA Academy that gives you a chance to hone your skills.

'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madden NFL 09 marks the 20th anniversary of the franchises, and the game will feature adaptable gameplay tailored to every type of gamer, online enhancements and a broadcast style presentation delivering an authentic NFL experience. A demo will be available on XBL and PSN Friday Aug. 1st, unless you buy an NFL DVD, available today, which includes the X360 demo.

'Music Wars Rebirth' - Facts & Features

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 12:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Music Wars Rebirth allows players to create and manage their own record label by giving them the opportunity to both manage the financial state of their company as well as managing aspects of the artists signed to their label.