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'Fragile' (Wii) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 6:48 p.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.

'Time of War' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 6:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Time of War is an old school 3rd person shooter focused on relentless action and addictive gameplay, with hundreds of enemies to combat, a vast arsenal at the player’s disposal and explosions everywhere.

Various Game Trailers #1396

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 6:47 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:

  • Demigod - Trailer
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla [ALL] - Destruction Trailer #1
  • Legendary [ALL] - Behind the Scenes Teaser


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

Activision Dumping Vivendi Titles, Closing or Selling Studios

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 5:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision will broaden its portfolio by adding Vivendi's Crash Bandicoot, Ice Age and Spyro to its lineup, as well as retain two new IPs that are currently in development, Prototype and a second, yet unannounced, game. On the flipside it will realign staffing at Radical Entertainment and High Moon Studios and is exploring options regarding Massive Entertainment and Swordfish Studios, including the possibility of sale or close. Brutal Legend, Ghostbusters, Riddick, 50 Cent, World in Conflict, WET are all MIA.

SCEA's Re-launches Greatest Hits With PS3 Titles

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 4:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As announced at its E3 press conference, SCEA has re-launched some of its top PS3 titles as Greatest Hits, available starting today for only $29.99 with titles such as Motorstorm, Assassin's Creed, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Resistance: Fall of Man and more ...

'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) Simulates Brett Favre's Possible Season - Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 4:06 p.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.

'Penny Arcade Adventures: Ep. 2' (ALL) Coming this Fall

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 4:00 p.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. At Comic-Con Penny Arcade revealed during its panel discussion that its adventure game will span 4 installments, with Ep.2 coming this fall.

Monday, July 28, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 3:56 p.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:

'Star Trek Supremacy' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 3:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Trek Supremacy allows you to play up to 6 major races over a massive galactic map, putting you in charge of every aspect from handling Diplomacy, conducting Research, Colony Development, engaging in Espionage and controlling your entire military. You have a Galaxy to Explore and enemies to conquer, but be cautious, they will have you fight for your every breath.

'Immortal Cities: Children of the Nile' - v1.3.0.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Children of the Nile: Enhanced Edition is the updated version of Tilted Mill's city building simulation/strategy game putting you in charge of your civilization's well being, development and evolution. The new version adds new content, support for Vista, plus a host of user interface and user experience enhancements.

'Splatterhouse' (PS3/X360) Uses Emergent's Gamebryo Engine

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Splatterhouse combines visceral, adrenaline-soaked combat with horror elements to deliver an original gaming experience that defies the boundaries of the traditional action category with over-the-top gore and shocking new gameplay mechanics. Developer BottleRocket Entertainment has licensed the Gamebryo engine, known from TES IV: Oblivion, Warhammer Online, Civ IV, etc..

'Eternal Sonata' (PS3/X360) - 30 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 1:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai's Eternal Sonata boasts gorgeous graphics, 3D character models, and a groundbreaking battle system. The PS3 edition of Eternal Sonata will include extra content, such as new events to help move along the story line, Crescendo and Serenade as playable characters, and the ability to freely change your characters' costumes.

'Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures' (Wii/PC) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 12:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed last week, in Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures you assume the roles of both Wallace and Gromit, and spend each episode exploring a vivid world, assembling intricate contraptions, and getting the duo out of the sticky situations they frequently find themselves in.

'Afro Samurai' (PS3/X360) Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 12:07 p.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 dripping in style.

'Fatal Frame' (Wii) - 27 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 11:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

At last year's Tokyo Game Show Tecmo revealed that a new title in the Fatal Frame franchise, known in Europe as Project Zero, is under development specifically for the Wii by Grasshopper, known for the recent No More Heroes, and once again produced by Keisuke Kikuchi.

Xbox Live Arcade Summer Lineup and Sweepstakes

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 11:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xbox Live Arcade is celebrating with the hottest lineup of games ever, starting on Wed., July 30 with the retro shooter Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2. Also on Wednesday, XBLA users can earn entries into the Summer of Arcade Sweepstakes by playing the trial or full version of the featured XBLA game of the week for a chance to win 100,000 MS Points, an X360 Elite, etc...

'Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway' (ALL) Gets Limited Edition and Suffers Delay

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, the third entry in the series, has you reprise the heroic role of Sergeant Matt Baker, a soldier of the 101st Airborne Division, during Operation Market Garden in the late stages of World War II. Originally scheduled for Aug. 26, Gearbox confirmed that the game won't appear on store shelves until Sept. 23. A Ltd. Edition includes a SGT Matt Baker figurine with 13 accessories, a the first issue of the BiA comic Book (with bonus content) and a Poster Map of Operation Market Garden.

'LEGO Batman' (ALL) Reveals Man-Bat - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 10:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Batman features all of the characters from the LEGO Batman construction sets, plus a few new additions. Gamers will have the ability to roam the streets of LEGO Gotham City as Batman or Robin, and even take control of the villains while manipulating gadgets and building/operating vehicles in co-op gameplay.

'Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe' (ALL) Expands Character Lineup - Trailer

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kombat forces friends to fight, worlds to collide, and unlikely alliances to be forged. In order to save all they know, the heroes and villains of Mortal Kombat must wage war against the combined might of the DC Universe. Four additional characters have been confirmed, The Joker, Kitana, Jax and Green Lantern.

NCsoft Issues New Game Cards in Retail Stores Across North America

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft is teaming up with stored-value gift and prepaid products distributor InComm to bring many of it's games to consumers on prepaid Game Cards. Target, Best Buy and Rite Aid will be the first stores to offer titles such as City of Heroes, Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa and Exteel on Game Cards.

'Unsolved Crimes' (NDS) Coming to North America - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 10:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive's new character-driven crime detective adventure, Unsolved Crimes, brings a new level of gaming excitement to the NDS integrating the thrills of an action game with the mental challenges of a 3D crime investigation.

3G Studios Acquires PhaseSpace Impulse Motion Capture System

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Optical motion capture provider PhaseSpace announced that 3G Studios has implemented a large PhaseSpace Impulse motion capture system in its studio for its current Wii title, Jillian Michael's Fitness Ultimatum 2009, as well as an unannounced next-gen title.

'Atlantica Online' - 9 Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 9:41 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.

'Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest' Adds amBX Support

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 9:37 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.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Mirror's Edge'

by Thomas Wilde on July 28, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'Crysis Warhead' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 5:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

More brash and aggressive than his Delta Force squadmate Nomad, you'll experience Psycho’s parallel story during the events of the original, finding that life on the other side of the island is even more intense and explosive than you could have imagined.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Two Classics And A WiiWare Title

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 5:24 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: Pong Toss: Frat Party Games (Wiiware), Chase H.Q. (VC) and Art Of Fighting 2, (VC).

'Avencast: Rise of the Mage' - Mod SDK Available NOW

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 5:08 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 mod SDK includes the complete reference documentation of the game engine commands and parameters, including several step-by-step tutorials explaining how to use the level editor and modify game content.

'Boing! Docomodake DS' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 5:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set on the day of the annual festival held in the Docomodake Forest, the Docomodake family is nowhere to be seen! You play as Papa Docomodake and guide him through various obstacles and challenges in order to find his family and get them to the festival on time.

'Imperium Romanum' - v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 5:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Take the future of an empire into your hands in Haemimont's Imperium Romanum, a historical strategy that puts the player in the role of a governor of a province, where he or she must strive to build a well organized, prosperous and commanding settlement. This v1.03 adds the new Secunda scenario, fixes a mem leak issue and adds a few other tweaks.

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3' (ALL) System Requirements - Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 2:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Alert 3 takes players on an epic RTS adventure to an alternate future spawned by time travel run amok, featuring a fully co-operative campaign, the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay. With the open beta launching soon, EA has released the system requirements so you can prepare yourself (to upgrade).

Mark 'Max Payne' Wahlberg Doesn't Play Video Games

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Max Payne tells the story of a cop who wages a one-man war on crime when his wife and child are killed by thugs, but it is unclear whether the movie will follow the game plot. In Oct., the Max Payne movie is scheduled to launch, starring Mark Wahlberg (known for The Departed, Planet of the Apes or The Perfect Storm) and directed by John Moore (Behind Enemy Lines, Flight of the Phoenix). In an interview at Comic-Con, Wahlberg revealed he hasn't played the game which his latest movie is based on due to him having "an addictive personality," and responsibility to his family.

'Shadow Harvest' (X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shadow Harvest is a 3rd-person tactical action game set in the year 2025 on various current and future points of conflict around the globe. Featuring dual character control, realistic graphics and a refreshingly different storyline, Shadow Harvest is a completely new interpretation of the tactical-action genre.

NDS Review - 'Final Fantasy IV'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 28, 2008 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

The team that brought Final Fantasy III to NDS comes together once again to breathe new life into a classic, Final Fantasy IV for DS will feature full 3D graphics, fully voiced dramatic cut scenes, and added content.

'Star Trek Online' Also Coming to Console - Screens

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Star Trek universe will appear for the first time in an MMO game. Immerse yourself in the future of the Trek universe as it moves into the 25th century: a time of shifting alliances and new discoveries, explore new planets, worlds, galaxies, as either Federation Captain or a Klingon Warrior.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' (ALL) Demo Coming Next Month

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 12:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set between the largely unexplored era between Ep III and Ep IV, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. LucasArts' Matt Shell confirmed on G4 that a demo will be released on XBL/PSN somewhere in August featuring a special version of the Tie Fighter Construction Facility level, special powers and an ending not included in the retail game.

THQ's E3 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Judy on July 28, 2008 @ 12:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens & trailers from THQ's E3 2008 lineup:

'Resident Evil: Degeneration' CG Motion Picture Unveiled at Comic-Con

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 12:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom and Sony Pictures held a press conference at the Comic-Con International 2008 and announced the details of their co-produced full-length CG motion picture film Resident Evil: Degeneration.

XSEED/Marvelous' E3 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 28, 2008 @ 12:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens & trailers from XSEED/Marvelous' E3 2008 lineup:

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Spyglass Board Games'

by Glenn "Otter" Juskiewicz on July 28, 2008 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Spyglass Board Games offers a fun new take on classic board games, like Chess, Checkers, Mancala, and Reversi. Play and chat socially on Xbox Live, play against the computer, or use the Xbox Live Vision camera to personalize the game board, playing pieces, and video effects.