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'Monster Madness: Grave Danger' (PS3) Goes Gold - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 8:13 p.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.

Various Game Trailers #1398

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 8:05 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:

  • Backbreaker [PS3/X360] - Trailer #3
  • Dead Space [ALL] - Developer Diary Trailer #5
  • Deer Hunter Tournament [X360/PC] - E3 2008 Trailer
  • Legendary [ALL] - Behind the Scenes Trailer #1
  • Rise of the Argonauts [ALL] - Deep Story Trailer
  • Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise [NDS] - Trailer (3)


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

'Project RPB' to be Officialy Unveiled in Five Days

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 8:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Silver has launched a teaser site featuring a countdown clock that will expire in five days revealing the date on which it will officially unveil Piranha Bytes' newest title known as Project RPB. No details about the new title are available but it is generally assumed that it will be an RPG, in the same vein as its Gothic series, off which it got bumped after JoWood complained about the quality and handed over development of the fourth installment to Spellbound.

'Too Human' (X360) Hall of Heroes - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 5:58 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.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' System Requirements Revealed

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.

'Gran Turismo 5 Prologue' (PS3) Update to Add TV Content and Fixes

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 3:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

GT 5 Prologue sports improved AI, and for the first time include multiplayer up to 16 cars, with integrated online features, such as a profile editor and an online event calendar. On August 1, SCEA will roll out an update adding new Gran Turismo TV content, as well as fixes in penalty judgments, more tire choices for Time Trial and improved collision physics between cars during online races.

'Braid' (XBLA) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Braid is a unique 2-D puzzle-platform experience that bends all the rules with the manipulation of time. Braid plays with the conventions of video games while posing truly challenging puzzles for the platform gamer.

'Galactic Dream: Rage Of War' - v1.2G Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 2:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Dream: Rage of War it's a 3D strategy game in real time in which you gather resources, build facilities in space and train star-ships with the final purpose of decimating your enemies.

'Rock Band' Live Tour With Panic At The Disco and Dashboard Confessional

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

This fall Rock Band Live is coming to a city near you as it travels across the country with headline acts Panic At The Disco and Dashboard Confessional, together on stage, with very special guests Plain White T’s, The Cab, and possibly YOU!

'SimCity Creator' (NDS/Wii) - 40 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 1:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA's SimCity Creator is an open-ended, highly creative game with a sense of humor that allows players to utilize the distinctive gameplay aspects of the Wii and NDS to create, enjoy and destroy epic cities.

Signature Devices Launches Open Source Multiplatform Development Engine

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 1:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Signature Devices' open source development platform, the Elemental Engine II, is now available for download. Initially unveiled at this year's GDC, Signature Devices will be showcasing the Elemental Engine II on the its social networking site.

Traditional Indian Sports Game Coming to PS2

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 1:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gameshastra announced a partnership with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe to develop a PS2 game featuring traditional Indian sports like Kho Kho, Kabaddi, Gulli Danda, etc.

'Armored Core for Answer' (PS3/X360) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft announced it will publish From Software's 13th installment in its mech-based combat franchise, Armored Core for Answer.

Ludlum Entertainment Reacquires Bourne Rights From Vivendi

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After Activision shed various Vivendi titles earlier this week, Ludlum Entertainment has reacquired exclusive rights to develop, publish and distribute multi-platform games based on the literary works of late-author Robert Ludlum, known for the Bourne and Covert One series which spawned the theatrical box office hits The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' The Awakening Timeline - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 10:14 a.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.

Slitherine Software Goes into Self-publishing

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 10:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine has announced it will start self publishing its own titles starting January 2009. The new publishing house has already started a strategic development plan to approach the retail market with a fully developed release schedule starting Q1 next year.

'Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kyler Mallory has invited you as Nancy Drew to her wedding at Castle Malloy in Ireland. When Nancy arrives, the groom is missing! Did he get cold feet or has the banshee rumored to haunt the castle taken him to the Otherworld? Find Kyler’s fiancé before her wedding is ruined and he’s lost forever!

'Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3' (ALL) Multiplayer Beta Test Launched

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 9:57 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. As promised, EA has commences the the multiplayer beta test, inviting the first batch of 2,000 registered beta applicants, with the next wave of 10,000 participants to follow soon.

'Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI' (PS2/PC) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RTK XI presents the most visually captivating evolution in the history of the series, featuring an artistic style evocative of classical Chinese ink-paintings, and with debates and duels now rendered in real-time 3D animation.

'Flower, Sun and Rain' (NDS) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 9:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Flower, Sun and Rain is an intriguing mystery adventure very much in the vein of Groundhog Day. You play a detective charged with locating and defusing a bomb by solving thought-provoking puzzles with a wealth of bizarre outcomes. Solving the mystery of what is happening to him and his surroundings is necessary before he eventually goes insane.

'Mount & Blade' Gets Official Release Date

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 9:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive 's Mount & Blade is a single-player, third- or first-person action/role-playing game with a focus on medieval combat.

'Divinity 2: Ego Draconis' (X360/PC) Revealed

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While we'll have to wait for an official announcement until the start of the Leipzig Games Convention, German publisher dtp revealed that it will present attendants Divinity 2: Ego Draconis for PC and Xbox 360. The Leipzig Games Convention starts Aug 20th with a Trade Visitor & Media Day and runs until Sunday, Aug. 24.

'The Humans' (NDS/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 9:23 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.

'Tabula Rasa' Gives You A Chance to Blast Your DNA Into Space

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft's Immortality Drive initiative will send a time capsule with the digitized DNA of select video game players and space aficionados into orbit when game designer Richard Garriott travels to the International Space Station in Oct. 2008.

JoWood Signs 'Pet Pals Wii'

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWooD announced it has taken over as publisher for Pet Pals Wii in the European market. Inputs from veterinarians during the development of the project have contributed to the authenticity in Pet Pals Wii.

'Galaga Legions' (XBLA) - 23 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 3:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Featuring table-turning game dynamics, updated graphics and vast waves of ferocious enemies, Galaga Legions was created by the same team that developed the Pac-Man Championship Edition for Xbox Live Arcade.

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in 2012, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. (high-altitude warfare) is the first air combat game in the Tom Clancy’s universe, featuring cutting-edge technology, devastating firepower, and intense dogfights. Soon, flying at Mach 3 becomes a right, not a privilege. After EA's slew of delays yesterday, Ubisoft's update release schedule reveals that H.A.W.X. has been grounded until Q1 2009.

'Tetris Party' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 2:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tetris Party will feature 18 game modes with 10 never-before-seen single-player and multiplayer variations of Tetris, including modes that utilize the unique point-and-shoot capabilities of the Wii Remote, as well as the recently released Wii Balance Board.

NDS Preview - 'Prince of Persia: The Fallen King'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on July 30, 2008 @ 2:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Expanding the saga with an independent storyline, Prince of Persia: The Fallen King utilizes the unique stylus controls of the NDS to deliver the extraordinary acrobatic and combat action that fans have come to expect from the Prince of Persia franchise.

'No Gravity: The Plague of Mind' (PSP) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 2:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

No Gravity: The Plague of Mind is a 3D space shooter which allows you to control a spaceship from the first-person or third-person perspective. Your job is to accomplish missions, with diverse objectives ranging from destroying enemy ships or base, escorting allied ships, raiding ground bases, clearing the mine field, etc.

'Rising Eagle: Futuristic Infantry Warfare' Gets In-Game Ads

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rising Eagle: Futuristic Infantry Warfare is a tactical multiplayer shooter set in 2040, where you participate in the conflicts of tomorrow. Equipped with exoskeleton suits, C&C systems and an obscene amount of fire power go visit your dream locations: Paris and China, and then blow them to pieces!

PS2 Review - 'LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures'

by Mark Buckingham on July 30, 2008 @ 1:53 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.

PS3 v2.42 Firmware Released

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out a new v2.42 PS3 system software update, and while people were hoping for something regarding the promised Life with Playstation, this update only improves the playback quality of some PS3 and PlayStation format software.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 1:29 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:

Wii Review - 'CSI: Hard Evidence'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on July 30, 2008 @ 1:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Ubisoft's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Hard Evidence is an all-new video game in the Crime Scene Investigation franchise based on the characters and storylines from the original hit CSI television series.

'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune' (PS3) to Get 48 Trophies

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 1:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A 400-year-old clue in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets modern-day fortune hunter Nathan Drake on an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Naughty Dog revealed to IGN that you will be able to get 47 Trophies by finding treasure, doing hand-to-hand or gun combat, and one Platinum Trophy for getting all the other Trophies. Unfortunately these are not retroactive, so you'll need to replay the game.

'Bus Simulator 2008' - v1.40 Patch / Bonus Pack 3 Available NOW

by Rainier on July 30, 2008 @ 1:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bus Simulator 2008 combines driving and business simulation in a fun and unique way, testing the player’s bus driving capabilities, as well as commercial expertise to run a bus company. This patch improves performance and adds 4 new busses.