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'StarCraft II' Mar Sara Location Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 8:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game.

Various Game Trailers #1394

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 8:16 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:

  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 [ALL] - Feedback Trailer
  • Facebreaker [Wii] - K.O Party Trailer
  • Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant [ALL] - Comic-Con Trailer
  • Naruto: The Broken Bond [X360] - E3 2008 Trailer
  • Ben 10: Alien Force The Game [ALL] - Trailer #2
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2: Fusion [ALL] - Comic-Con Trailer
  • Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 [X360] - Trailer (3)
  • Rise of the Argonauts [ALL] - Meaningful Choice Trailer #1
  • Bionic Commando: Re-Armed [ALL] - Making Of Trailer #1


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

'God of War' (PS2/PSP) Movie Gets Script And Director

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 6:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

We haven't really heard news on the God of War movie for a few years, ever since Universal secured the movie rights from Sony. Set in ancient Greece, God of War follows the battles of the warrior Kratos, who tackles mythological beasts including Medusa, Cyclops and the Hydra on his quest to find Pandora's Box and destroy Ares, the god of war. The movie script was written by David Self, known for Road to Perdition, and will be produced by Brett Ratner, known for the Rush Hour movies, X-Men, and various Prison Break episodes. There has no date been set to start shooting, let alone an estimated theatrical launch.

PopCap Bringing Games to NDS, Including 'Peggle'

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 6:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Earlier this year PopCap denied it was bringing Peggle to NDS, but last month a new office was opened in Shanghai to bring several of its hit titles, including Peggle, to Asian audiences. At the Casual Connect conference in Seattle PopCap's Mark Cochrane confirmed that Q Entertainment, known for Lumines, is developing Peggle for NDS, scheduled for later this year. POpCap is also bringing two hidden object games to NDS, Amazing Adventures: The Forgotten Ruins and Mystery P.I.: Portrait of a Thief.

Ubisoft Financial Result Shows Casual Sales Boost

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 6:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft's Q1 2008 financial result reveals that sales are up 25.8% (€169 million compared to last year's €134 million) driven mainly by Assassin’s Creed, Haze, Rainbow Six Vegas 2 as well as its Games For Everyone brand (Petz, Imagine and MyCoach series) which saw a boost of 20% compared to last year. Also revealed was the Splinter Cell delay, which we reported on earlier today.

'Far Cry 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 4:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry 2 immerses players in an entirely new kind of gaming experience, featuring a custom-made video game engine built from the ground up. Players will discover a true open world gameplay set in one of the most beautiful environments in the world, Africa, brought to life by high-definition next-gen technology.

Playstation Store Gets Siren: Blood Curse, 1942, Trackpacks, Sale, and Demo

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 4:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content starting with Siren: Blood Curse (3 bundles of 4 episodes @ $14.99/ea & full game SKU for $39.99), 1942: Joint Strike ($9.99), GH III: Guitar Virtuoso Pack ($6.25) , Rock Band's NIN/Shinedown trackpack, and a demo for PixelJunk Eden. There are of course also the usual game/movie trailers, E3 trailers, PS3 themes and wallpapers. SCEA is also slashing the prices, $4.99 instead of the usual $9.99 but for one week only, on PAIN, PixelJunk Monsters, High Velocity Bowling, High Stakes on the Vegas Strip: Poker Edition, and Rocketmen: Axis of Evil

'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' - History of PT Boats & Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 4:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies never seen before in naval combat simulator games. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due to their maneuverability and speed.

'Space Siege' Demo Coming on Tuesday

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 3:27 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. Originally planned for Monday, the Space Siege demo has been pushed a day, so check our fileserver network early Tuesday

'Zoids Assault' (X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 3:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Manage a team of elite war machines through a campaign of intense military conflicts. Advanced upgrade and customization options combine with challenging objective-based gameplay to offer a fresh new strategy RPG and a daring new vision of the long-running Zoids universe.

'Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures' Revealed

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 2:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Telltale Games is working on an episodic game based on Wallace & Gromit, Aardman Animations' animated film series. In Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures you will be able to play as either the cheese-loving, hair-brained inventor Wallace or his long-suffering loyal pooch, Gromit, engaging in zany entrepreneurial schemes and tinkering with kooky contraptions, featuring more physical and situation-based comedy than previous games in the franchise. An official announcement is expected next week.

'Guitar Hero III' (ALL) to Get More DragonForce Tracks

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 2:52 p.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. In case today's Virtuoso Track Pack doesn't make your fingers bleed yet, DragonForce's record label Roadrunner revealed that three more tracks (Heroes of Our Time, Operation Ground and Pound, Revolution Deathsquad) are coming on Aug. 21, 2008.

Tecmo's E3 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'Commando: Steel Disaster' (NDS) Narrows Down Release Date

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Commando: Steel Disaster you play as the heroic Storm who must put an end to an evil organization called Rattlesnake. Shoot, jump, throw and roll into action as you battle through your missions, with a a range of heavy weaponry, and pick-ups.

'Gridrunner+++' (X360/PC) Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 1:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Indie developer Jeff Minter, known for Space Giraffe, is bringing his legendary shooter Gridrunner to Xbox Live Arcade and PC. Get ready to face massive waves of the most intense psychedelic blasting for the discerning arcade addict and various multiplayer features to be revealed at a later date.

'Too Human' (X360) Unlock All Classes in the Demo

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 12:48 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 Witcher Enhanced Edition' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher Enhanced Edition, CD Projekt's action/RPG, adds changes to the game's mechanics, better graphics, shorter load times, improved stability, the recently released D'jinni mod editor, two new adventures, making of DVD, two soundtracks, etc.

'L.A. Noire' (PS3/X360) In Final Stages of Development

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 12:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

L.A. Noire is an interactive detective story set in the 1947 classic noir period situated in an exact recreation of mid century L.A. drawing players into an open-ended challenge to solve a series of gruesome murders, but also side missions based on real events from that period. Developer Team Bondi's job page reveals that the game is the final production phase.

'Splinter Cell: Conviction' (X360/PC) Officially Delayed Until 2009

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

You are a fugitive and you’re being ruthlessly hunted by the very government you once served. The key to your survival is to improvise, adapt and overcome, your environment becomes your weapon. Rumored a few months ago, Ubisoft's Q1 sales report confirms that Splinter Cell has been delayed and is now scheduled for fiscal year 2009-2010, meaning not before April 1st, 2009.

'Left 4 Dead' (X360/PC) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 10:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four “Survivors” in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying “Boss Infected” mutants.

'Mirror's Edge' (ALL) Gets Comic Book Series, First Issue at Comic-Con

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mirror's Edge is a first-person action adventure game where you are Faith, a 'runner' framed for murder in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of human traffic is closely watched. Already credited for writing the game's story, writer and story designer Rhianna Pratchett teams up with artist Matthew Dow Smith to create a six-part comic series, serving as prequel to the game.

'Metal Gear Online' (PS3) Tournament at Comic-Con

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metal Gear Online is a dedicated online game featuring characters, weaponry and levels taken from and inspired by Metal Gear Solid 4, allowing up to 16 people to play simultaneously. Konami will be hosting an MGO Tournament at this year's Comic-Con in San Diego, CA. Let's hope the server issues plaguing gamers since the recent expansion are resolved...

Interactive Stores With 'Fairy Tales' and 'Adventures' (Wii)

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A modern take on such beloved tales as Cinderella, Snow White, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Paul Bunyan,Zoo Games' Story Hour:Fairy Tales and Story Hour:Adventures will each offer four different stories that incorporate motion sensitive controls so that parents and preschoolers can tell stories together.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm' (PS3) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Armed with cinematic quality HD graphics, a next-gen battle system, interactive multi-dimensional battle grounds and a seamlessly explorable world of Naruto, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm will capture the heart of any Naruto fan! Your dream to live and breathe the show will come true!

GameTap Expands its Ad-Supported Free-to-Play Lineup With Gamecock Titles

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameTap has signed a new deal with Gamecock to bring titles such as Insecticide and Stronghold Crusader Extreme to its free play ad-supported service.

Vicious Cycle Brings its Engine to College

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vicious Cycle Software is bringing its multiplatform Vicious Engine to Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech), where students at the North Carolina-based community college who are participating in its extensive game development program will have access to the level of tools that professional developers use on a day-to-day basis.

'Cross Fire' - New Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

G4Box's Cross Fire. developed by Smilegate, is a first person shooter game with stable and powerful action as well as a strategic battle map that has rapidly become a major success in Asia.

'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) Launch Celebrated With Maddenpalooza

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 9:32 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. EA will celebrate its launch with Maddenpalooza, a music, sports and gaming fan festival hosted at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on Aug. 11, 2008.

Noviy Disk Signs 'Pyroblazer' (PSP/Wii/PC) but Gets Delayed

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pyroblazer is a futuristic combat racing game set amidst the awe-inspiring locations of New Apeiron, where players get the opportunity to race through a multitude of environments using a wide selection of anti-gravity craft known as Blazers. Pyroblazer obviously didn't make its previous June release date, and it's now scheduled for launch in October.

'PDC World Championship Darts 2008' (ALL) Facts & Features

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PDC World Championship Darts provides an authentic ‘as seen on TV’ adaptation of the UK’s best loved home-grown sport, now starring even more Champions, a full line up of electrifying tournaments, exceptional graphic enhancements, and even more play modes than previous installments.

'Galactic Civilizations II: Endless Universe' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 6:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kalypso Media's battle for galactic supremacy continues with Endless Universe, the new stand-alone add-on for strategy game Galactic Civilizations II. A stand-alone version, it requires no additional purchase and also includes the two previously released add-ons: Dark Avatar and Twilight Of the Arnor.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Golden Axe: Beast Rider'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 24, 2008 @ 6:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Golden Axe: Beast Rider, developed by Secret Level, delivers action-RPG thrills as a small band of Riders embark on an epic adventure to recruit allies, expose the enemy and prevent the annihilation of their breed.

'Blackshot' Announced

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 6:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Outspark announced the newest addition to its virtual playground: Blackshot. A militaristic FPS loaded with powerful weapons, lifelike characters and gritty environments, Blackshot’s intense multiplayer action will appeal to gamers of all skill levels.

'East India Company' Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 6:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In East India Company, players will enjoy building the world's most powerful trading empire and engaging in fierce battles in both single-player and multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic environment. Originally scheduled for Q4 2008, Lighthouse has pushed back the release date until Q1 2009 to further polish the game.

'Ankh: Curse of the Scarab King' (NDS) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xider Games' Ankh is a point and click adventure game where you play as Assil, a young Egyptian man in trouble, making his way through treacherous Cairo, avoiding evil Pharaohs, crocodiles and assassins, to lift his own death curse.

'Silverfall: Earth Awakening' Coming to the UK - New Screens

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 6:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silverfall Earth Awakening is the new expansion for Monte Cristo Games' fantasy RPG. Whilst traveling across the unknown territories of Nelw√ę, players will need to battle as one of six races with an impressive array of formidable creatures in order to save the realm.

'Music Monstars' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Who has not had the dream of being part of a cool band and/or becoming a big star? Music Monstars will make this dream come true. Learn to play the songs performed by internationally acclaimed artists. To rock the world, you operate with the DS stylus and play with pianos, drum sets and e-guitars.

'Multiwinia' Gets Release Date

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 5:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Multiwinia will combine elements of Darwinia, with the addition of multiplayer support which will enable both co-op and competitive battles between massive Darwinian armies.

Capcom's E3 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 4:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

Wii Review - 'Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon'

by Richard Poskozim on July 24, 2008 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Chocobos are probably one of the most recognizable characters of the Final Fantasy universe, and that is why Square Enix decided to give the yellow featherlings their own RPG. In Chocobo's Dungeon some dark power has stolen your friends' memories and you need to retrieve their identities.

'The Humans' (NDS/PC) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Humans is a puzzle game in which the player must take control of the Humans and steer the bumbling buffoons along the paths of evolution and guide them to safety while aiming to discover some of mankind's greatest inventions along the way.

Namco Bandai's E3 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Judy on July 24, 2008 @ 12:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

Take-Two's E3 2008 Lineup - Screens

by Judy on July 24, 2008 @ 12:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Take-Two's E3 2008 lineup:

NDS Review - 'Zoo Tycoon 2 DS'

by Alan Martin on July 24, 2008 @ 12:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Developed by Altron, Zoo Tycoon 2 DS includes improved gameplay and new features that will captivate fans of the life simulation genre, as well as animal lovers who have long dreamed of running their own zoo.

'FaceBreaker' (Wii/PS3/X360) Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Created by the Fight Night Round 3 team, FaceBreaker offers irreverent fun, immersive gameplay and eye-popping stylized graphics. In this in-your-face, arcade world full of ego-wielding characters, each boxer comes to life with unique attributes and distinct personal style. EA will release a demo on Xbox Live next week, with a PlayStation Network version coming the week after.

'Ticket to Ride' Expands With European Content

by Rainier on July 24, 2008 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ticket to Ride is a railway strategy game based on the internationally renowned board game, which features simple rules and fast play. Ticket to Ride: Europe takes players on another exciting train adventure. In addition to the new map, it offers brand new strategic gameplay elements including tunnels, ferries and train stations.