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'Watchmen' (PS3/X360/PC) Officially Announced

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on DC Comics '80s graphic novel, Watchmen, developed by Deadline Games (known for Total Overdose) and written by comic editor Len Wein, is a brawler set in an alternate 1985 America that will initially feature anti-hero Rorschach and Nite Owl.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 5:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War, using the Call of Duty 4 engine, completely changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen.

Various Game Trailers #1393

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 5:22 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:

  • Dead Space [ALL] - Downfall Trailer
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 [ALL] - Club Tuning Trailer
  • Summer Athletics [ALL] - Trailer
  • Perimeter 2: New Earth - Exodus Trailer
  • Monster Madness: Grave Danger [PS3] - Trailer #4
  • Falling Stars [PS2] - Trailer
  • NHL 09 [ALL] - Defensive Skill Stick Trailer


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

Weekly Penny Arcade 'Fallout 3' (PS3/X360/PC) Comic Begins

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 5:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Today Bethesda posted the first Penny Arcade Fallout comic that begins an original series/story that Tycho and Gabe did for based on the game, check it out ...

'Legend: Hand of God' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 5:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legend: Hand of God is an action RPG set in a fantasy world where you guide your hero in his quest against evil, fighting your way through action filled battles.

'Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli' (ALL) DLC Coming in August

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 5:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision's Ferrari Challenge is a realistic racing game, developed by Eutechnyx, from the famous Italian sports car manufacturer, with the official license of the motor sports series with the input of professional racing drivers. System 3's Mark Cale revealed that the first DLC for Ferrari Challenge will be available in August (£3.99) and include the Nürburgring GP-Strecke course and five brand new Ferraris.

'Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2' (X360) A Week Ahead of Schedule

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 4:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Originally scheduled for Aug. 6th, it is now planned for Sept. 30th.

'Midnight Club: Los Angeles' (PSP/PS3/X360) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 3:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midnight Club: Los Angeles provides a seamless, breathtaking environment for everyone who loves to compete. With no load times, no tracks, and no rules, the game allows players to race who they want, when they want, and where they want in an unbelievable recreation of LA.

Gamestop Pimps 'Gears of War 2' (X360) With In-Store Tournaments

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 3:14 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. GameStop will host Gears of War tournaments at 2,000 of its U.S. locations on Friday, July 25, 2008.

'Enemy Engaged 2: Desert Operations' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 2:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Desert Operations is a standalone expansion for G2 Games' helicopter game Enemy Engaged 2. adding three new campaigns (Iran, Afghanistan and Antarctic), new shaders, models, improved multiplayer, and support for different textures in each campaign.

'Hellgate: London' Backed By Namco Bandai?

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 1:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hellgate: London is an immersive first-person perspective RPG with a completely randomized world that offers a unique experience every time you play, introducing a demon-ridden place where the last survivors of the human race must meld science and magic to survive. While Flagship Studios has confirmed the layoffs, it seems original publisher Namco Bandai has stepped up to the plate to ensure the servers stay online, promising that any major changes to status will be communicated in advance.

'Mata Hari' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 1:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mata Hari as a classic point-and-click PC adventure game that will tell a story based on the legendary dancer and spy, Mata Hari. The story and game design will be created by Hanover-based studio, 4Head.

'Sam & Max Season Two' Collector's DVD Gets Extre Goodies

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Feature the same quick wit and bizarre scenarios, Season Two will see some changes to the world, and general improvements born out of player feedback. The Sam & Max Collector's DVD includes a signed commemorative print, a 2-CD Season Two soundtrack, and several special bundle offers.

'Space Siege' Demo Coming on Monday

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 12:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A game of tactics, combat-heavy action, and decision making, Space Siege is an all-new sci-fi themed action-RPG. At your disposal will be futuristic weapons and armor, cybernetic upgrades and a robotic partner that you can customize and command. Check our fileserver network early Monday morning for a demo of GPG's newest game.

'Football SuperStars' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 12:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football SuperStars is an MMO, developed by ex-Climax Online boss Rik Alexander's Monumental Games, allowing players to meet within a utopian soccer-styled virtual world and take part in 3, 5, 7 and 11-a-side football matches.

'X Motor Racing' - v1.08 Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X Motor Racing is an arcade racing game with next generation physics model, including all classes of cars from old RWD to modern sports cars, physics, and various graphical features. This demo includes 3 tracks, one car and is now updated with new physics surfaces, damage model, etc.

Tripwire Interactive Recruiting for New Multiplatform Title

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Orchestra developers Tripwire Interactive are looking for highly talented and dedicated programmers. TWI’s online FPS Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 quickly became one of the most played PC multiplayer games, and poised to surpass that success for their next generation PC/Console project TWI is recruiting, so if you think you got what it takes, apply now.

'Penny Arcade Adventures: Ep. 1' (X360/PC) Coming to PS3 - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, will be a comic adventure game, the first chapter of the planned episodic series which will feature characters from Penny Arcade, including the well-known Gabe and Tycho.

'Time Hollow' (NDS) Officially Announced

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 10:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Unveiled at last week's E3, Konami officially announced that it is developing Time Hollow, a new story-driven adventure game in which players journey through a time-bending adventure to solve the mysteries of the present by changing events of the past.

'Dokapon Kingdom' (PS2/Wii) - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dokapon Kingdom is an addictive multiplayer RPG where the King of Dokapon has offered you his throne; all he asks for in return is that you dispose of an invading horde of thieving monsters. Trouble is - you’re not the only one he asked.

dtp entertainment's Leipzig GC 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 10:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At this year’s Leipzig Games Convention 2008, publisher dtp entertainment is going to present world exclusive news on upcoming games such as Venetica, Gray Matter, and will also be showing off Black Mirror 2, Drakensang: The Dark Eye, Memento Mori, Crazy Machines and Summer Athletics.

'Afro Samurai' (PS3/X360) Delayed, Making Public Debut at Comic-Con

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on the animated TV series, Afro Samurai is the cutting edge game that delivers a new kind of cinematic game experience, a living episode that offers addictive, immersive and compelling gameplay that’s literally dripping in style. Originally scheduled for fall 2008, Afro Samurai is now scheduled for Q1 2009, but at least you'll be able to play it at Comic-Con.

Merscom Signs 'Sarah's Emergency Room' (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sarah's Emergency Room casts players as Sarah, a young nurse who has recently graduated from college in California and is struggling to find a job. In a twist of fate, Sarah is hired for a nursing position at a small hospital in Arkansas, where she discovers that managing an emergency room is a bit harder than she expected.

'Inkheart' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD is pleased to announce it has entered into a partnership with Tivola Publishing to bring Inkheart, based on the Hollywood movie starring Brandon Fraser, to NDS in conjunction with the movie during the fourth quarter of 2008.

'futureU' (NDS/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 10:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Designed to be an engaging and visually dynamic complement to traditional SAT programs, Aspyr's futureU teaches core concepts, measures player progress, and provides an accessible, interactive experience unlike any other learning program of its kind.

'Coyote’s Tale: Fire and Water' Announced

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At Casual Connect Seattle Merscom announced it will be launching an original hidden objects franchise, with the first title being Coyote’s Tale: Fire and Water, developed by Siberian studio GO! Games, the brainchild of Matt Shetler, Merscom’s Producer for the Blood Ties project.

'Infinite Undiscovery' (X360) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 9:41 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.

'Deal or No Deal' (ALL) Also Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Games has signed a deal with Endemol to develop and publish Deal or No Deal for the Wii, and while the video game will follow the format of the hit television show, new game modes and mini-games, such as Million Dollar Mission and Double or Nothing, will be creative additions for interactive play at home.

Bethesda Brings 'Bully: Scholarship Edition' (Wii/X360) to Japan

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 9:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bully: Scholarship Edition tells the story of 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he experiences the highs and lows of adjusting to a new school. Eight new missions, four new school classes (biology, music, math and geography), new unlockable items and clothing, new two-player off-line minigames, new awards and Achievements.

Casual 'Righteous Kill' Movie Game Announced

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 9:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Merscom is working with Starz Media and Overture Films to develop a casual game based on the upcoming feature film, Righteous Kill (starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino). The Righteous Kill game is a hidden objects game where the player takes the role of a rookie cop, newly assigned to a special division of the NYPD.

Hollywood's Top Horror Directors to Bring Original Comedy Pilots to Xbox 360

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 6:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that a set of free & original short film pilots will be coming to Xbox Live this fall. The unique concept of masters of horror taking on comedy, conceived by filmmaker James Gunn (Dawn of the Dead) and producer Peter Safran (Scary Movie, Meet the Spartans), will see some of the world's greatest horror directors bring their comedic visions to life.

'One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Ep. 1' (Wii) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 6:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While details about Namco Bandai's One Piece Unlimited Cruise: Ep. 1 are slim, several characters will return from the Unlimited Adventure, while the Wiimote will be used for fighting and fishing alike.

Wii Preview - 'Castlevania Judgment'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 23, 2008 @ 5:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Castlevania Judgment, produced by Koji Igarashi, is the first fighting title in the franchise, and bridges the past with the present as it pits several generations of the Belmont clan against a host of characters that span the franchise’s 22-year history.

'Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood' - v1.5.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

To increase the diversity, tactical depth and replay value, Sword of the Stars: Born of Blood unleashes a new alien race, a new form of strategic movement, new ship sections, new weapons, new technologies, new scenarios and new unknown menaces.

'Theatre of War 2: North Africa 1943' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 5:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Theatre of War 2 is a 3D RTS that covers events of 1943, the operations in Tunisia. Players will have the option to lead the German Afrika Korps of Rommel, supported by Italian military contingent, in their last full-scale attack or be at the head of the opposing English and American armies.

'Operation Mania' Announced

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 5:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Become an expert surgeon as you admit, diagnose and treat patients with the zaniest ailments in healthcare history. Play as Dr. Humerus who is an up and coming surgeon as he builds his reputation and is called in to save the day at five different hospitals in fun and wacky locations.

EA Signs With Hollywood Agency to Help Bring its Games to Movies/TV

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 5:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA has signed with Hollywood talent and literary agency UTA for representation in motion pictures and television to help it develop a comprehensive strategy for moving its games into the realm of large-budget motion pictures and TV series.

'Too Human' (X360) Pre-Order Armor Also in Europe - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 5:05 a.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.

'Kickster: Online Street Soccer' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 3:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A new trend sports for the PC is paving its way under the name of Kickster: Online Street Soccer. Stale football simulations are a thing of the past – on the comic-like online grounds of Kickster only those players who control the most individual character and master the coolest special moves will rule.

NDS Review - 'Wacky Races: Crash & Dash'

by Alan Martin on July 23, 2008 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Wacky Races: Crash & Dash is an action racing game like no other, with fun-filled environments, crazy cars and hilarious characters from the Hanna-Barbera cartoon TV series including several old favorites.

'King's Bounty: The Legend' Tales from Endoria #3 - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

King's Bounty: The Legend, previously known as Battle Lord, is an adventure game with tactical turn-based battles and role-playing elements unfolding in a rich fantasy world.

'I-Fluid' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 3:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

I-Fluid is an original platform game in which you control a drop of water facing various and surprising situations. Just imagine having to cross a messy schoolboy working desk while avoiding falling pens and adhesives, to get out of a generous breakfast or Mexican lunch, to cross vegetables cooking in a burning pan or to face thirsty cockroaches while being a fragile drop of water!

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Tetris Splash'

by Richard Poskozim on July 23, 2008 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

With new modes and team play, Tetris Splash introduces even more exciting, enjoyable ways to play this classic favorite. As easy to learn as it is addictive, it's equally fun for the casual player and the seasoned Tetris pro!

'Big Kahuna Party' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 2:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reflexive Entertainment has always been a fan of multiplayer gaming and is excited to announce Big Kahuna Party, a special multiplayer focused version of one of its most beloved franchises, coming exclusively to WiiWare.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 2:51 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:

Stan Lee Leads Comic-Con Discussion Panel About Super Hero Video Games

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stan Lee joins former game designer and current comic writer Brian Reed, along with developers from Spider-Man: Web of Shadows and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2: Fusion, for a behind-the-scenes discussion of the creative process, story development and technology used to bring comic book heroes to life in the most advanced Super Hero games ever.

'Fishing Master World Tour' (Wii) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The new Fishing Master World Tour offers over 200 different types of fish to catch and enables players to catch fish in over forty different locations across seven different regions. Fish on Easter Island, under the Golden Gate Bridge, on the Amazon River and many more exotic global locations.

'Hail to the Chimp' (PS3/X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on July 23, 2008 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hail to the Chimp is a politically charged party game where players battle one another to become the new leader of the Animal Kingdom. Players use the game's unique team-up mechanic, balancing cooperation with competition, to claw their way to victory.