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'Rapala Fishing Frenzy' (Wii/PS3/X360) Controller Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 8:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Fun Labs in close collaboration with fishing equipment manufacturer Rapala, Rapala Fishing Frenzy will supply heart-pounding fishing action in over 20 tournament events.

New Real-World Lara Croft Makes Her Debut for 'Tomb Raider: Underworld' (ALL)

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 8:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crystal Dynamics has made Tomb Raider Underworld more realistic with fluid movements due to motion capturing. Set a few years after the last game, it also features persistent destruction and lush locales across the globe. Eidos revealed that seasoned gymnast Alison Carroll will be the new face of videogame character Lara Croft.

Various Game Trailers #1407

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 5:24 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:

  • Shred Nebula [XBLA] - Trailer #2
  • NHL 09 [ALL] - Upgrades Trailer
  • King's Bounty: The Legend - Tales from Endoria #4
  • Unsolved Crimes [NDS] - Trailer


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

'Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI' (ALL) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 5:24 p.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.

Xfire Adds Video Capture Features

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 5:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Xfire announced its new video capture update to the Xfire software that will allow users to capture unlimited gameplay footage and seamlessly upload it to their Xfire profile page, while the video capture tool also provides the ability for users to add tags and comments.

'NHL 2K9' (PS2/Wii/PS3/X360) - 32 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NHL 2K9 will offer fans the opportunity to play like the pros using the Wii Remote controller as a hockey stick, and play hockey in a wholly unique experience like never before.

Midway Austin Cancels New Project, Lays off Employees

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following last week's departure of several executives, Midway has canceled an as-yet-unannounced project in production in its Austin, TX, facility, and as a result laid off 90 of its 130 employees. The studio will remain open as two teams are working on unnamed prototype projects intended to expand Midway’s portfolio of new IP.

'Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 3:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NWN 2: Storm of Zehir hearkens back to the days of the Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale franchises by including full party customization, dungeon crawling, and free exploration of a non-linear game world via an Overland Map. The storyline foreshadows the events that will take place in the Forgotten Realms with the coming release of the 4th Edition of D&D RPG.

'Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway' (ALL) Demos in the Works

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 3:18 p.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. Gearbox's Randy Pitchford revealed that it is working on demos for all three platforms, with Xbox 360 and PS3 a certainty, and 50% chance for a PC demo, although a timeframe has not been decided upon yet.

'Yggdra Union ' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 3:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A.'s Yggdra Union is a card-based strategy RPG for the PSP. For years, strategy RPG fans have accepted repetitive, non-interactive battle sequences as the genre standard; few games have dared to break the mold. Yggdra Union blows through, shattering the mold into tiny, unrecognizable bits.

New Limited-Edition Pokemon NDS Pack Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 1:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Available on Aug. 17 for $129.99, the NDS Limited Edition Pokémon Pack features a custom Onyx NDS emblazoned with images of Dialga and Palkia, two of the most legendary characters from the Pokémon Diamond and Pokémon Pearl games. The set also includes a never-before-released animated special – Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness (based on the story of the two newest Pokémon DS titles) – plus a cool Dialga and Palkia carrying case, and collectible mini-poster.

'Mount & Blade' Enters Final Beta Stage - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 1:32 p.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.

'Cursed Mountain' (Wii) Technology & Developer Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 1:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the late 1980s, Cursed Mountain is a survival horror game where you take on the role of a fearless mountaineer climbing into the Himalayas on a quest to find your lost brother. As you ascends the mountain, he encounters an ancient curse: the souls of the people who died in that region are stuck in limbo, caught in the Shadow World.

'Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest' Domination Mode - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 11:45 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.

'Bionic Commando Rearmed' And 'Fable II' Pub Games on XBLA This Week

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 10:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando Rearmed is a makeover of the classic 8-bit game originally released 20 years ago, but with updated visuals, new weapons, online rankings, a reworked musical score and the addition of a 2-player co-op mode. Fans who pre-order Fable II will be given free access to download the Fable II Pub Games, or you can buy them for 800 MS points.

'Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People' (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People is a story-driven series with a comic spin based on Matt and Mike Chapman's online animated series. The player uncovers each episode's comedic plot through character interaction, dialogue-based puzzles, and the use/abuse of inventory items.

'Atlantica Online' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 10:17 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.

Ready At Dawn Licenses Advanced Procedural Texturing Tools For New Title

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 10:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ready At Dawn, known for PSP titles Daxter and God of War, has chosen Allegorithmic's advanced procedural texturing tools ProFX to create its very first title for new-generation platforms. Ready At Dawn selected ProFX for its ability to quickly produce extremely small texture files while keeping the highest visual quality intact.

Wicked Interactive Formed, Brings Korean MMOs to North America

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wicked Interactive is a newly formed North American MMO publisher that has entered into a strategic partnership with Korean Yedang Online to bring PristonTale, PristonTale2 and Ace Online, to North America this year.

'GONG! Goal or No Goal' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Get ready to kick, spike and sweep with Elephant Entertainment’s new, action-filled, 3v3 online casual multiplayer soccer game, GONG! Goal or No Goal, fusing sports, social interaction and community to create a fun, family-friendly game with a variety of unique features.

'Dead Rising' (X360/Wii) Also Coming to PS3 ?

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 9:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dead Rising is survival horror game in which you play freelance photographer Frank West who in search for a scoop end us in a zombie infested town. While Capcom is working on a Wii version, the previously rumored PC edition has not been heard of yet, but instead Capcom's John Diamonon recently commented on the official PlayStation blog, "You haven't seen the last of Dead Rising," indicating there might be a PS3 version in the works.

Deep Silver's Leipzig Games Convention 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deep Silver unveiled the titles that it will have on display at the Leipzig Games Convention, ranging from action RPGs to thrilling adventures, from the fantastic Japanese RPGs to dark RPG first-person shooters, from educational handheld games for a young audience to challenging strategy games.

Xbox 360 Multiplayer Preview - 'Red Faction: Guerrilla'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 6:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Volition, Inc.'s third-person shooter franchise will make its open-world, next-gen debut with Red Faction: Guerrilla. Set 50 years after the climactic events of the original Red Faction, this third-person open-world action-shooter will return to Mars and once again re-define the limits of destruction-based game-play.

'Bionic Commando' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets PhysX Support

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 6:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer (voiced by Faith No More's Mike Patton), a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served. Bionic Commando will use GPU-accelerated NVIDIA PhysX technology to enhance the game's debris, smoke, dust, and weapon effects.

'Crysis Warhead' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 6:32 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.

'N+' (NDS/PSP) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari's N+, successor to the flash ninja game N, offers equal parts platformer and action gameplay with incredibly fluid animation, fast action, amazing acrobatics and instant playability.

BlizzCon 2008 Tickets Now On Sale

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 6:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celebrating its Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft player communities, Blizzard announced that tickets for its 3rd BlizzCon convention are now on sale, while the event itself will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA on Oct. 10 and 11.

'Too Human' (X360) Building Up Baldur - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 5:56 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.

60GB Xbox 360 Also Replacing 20GB Model In Europe

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Already announced in North America, 60 officially becomes the new 20 as Microsoft Europe announces a 300% increase in storage capacity of the original console from 20GB to 60GB for the same price, £199.99/€269.99.

'The Godfather II' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 5:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Inspired by the film and Mario Puzo’s Corleone family drama, The Godfather II game goes beyond the film’s story by setting players in the world of organized crime in 1960’s Florida, Cuba and New York.

Study Finds Parents More Concerned About Video Games Than Alcohol and Porn

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 5:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to parental guidance organization What They Play, recent polls conducted on 3,000 respondents in two separate polls concluded that drinking beer and watching pornography were less objectionable activities for children than playing certain video games.

'Velvet Assassin' (PS3/X360/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 5:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in World War 2, Velvet Assassin is a 3rd person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles.

Wii Shop Channel Adds New WiiWare Title and Two Classics

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 5:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added two classics and one WiiWare title to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: Strong Bad Episode 1: Homestar Ruiner (Wiiware), Break In (VC) and Star Parodier (VC).

'Final Fantasy IV' (NDS) Gets Euro Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 4:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Supreme Ruler 2020' - v5.3.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 4:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Supreme Ruler 2020 is a strategic and tactical geo-political game where direct control of the military and the policies of a nation becomes the key to survival. One of the innovative new features is the wide-open "Super Sandbox" mode, which allows players to take control of nearly any country or region of the world.

'Colosseum' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 4:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Coloseum, developed by Swedish studio Shortfuse Games, is a cel-shaded 3D fighting game featuring a single-player segment, but with a heavy multiplayer focus. Coloseum is one of the first XNA developed games that will hit the Xbox Live when the Community Games service launches later this year.

'Fable 2' (X360) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set 500 years after the original game, Fable 2 will offer even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose.

NDS Review - 'Journey to the Center of the Earth'

by Jesse Littlefield on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Journey to the Center of the Earth, based on New Line Cinema's 3-D film starring Brendan Fraser, players can relive the excitement from the film as they ride a dangerous rock slide, navigate an out-of-control mine cart, raft across an ancient sea and survive from being chased by a Gigantosaurus.

'Dissidia: Final Fantasy' (PSP) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dissidia: Final Fantasy is an all-new title in the FF franchise, although it's not part of the compilation of Final Fantasy VIII or the Ivalice Alliance. Not a standard RPG, it's labeled a dramatic progressive action title, and Tetsuya Nomura, known for Kingdom Hearts, has signed on to be the game's character designer.

Play Ten Interactive's Leipzig Games Convention 2008 Lineup - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Play Ten unveiled the four titles that it will have on display at the Leipzig Games Convention. Apart from Precursors and White Gold for 360 and PC, it will be also showing, for the first time, playable console demos of Battle for Atlantis and The Wall.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Ticket to Ride'

by Glenn "Otter" Juskiewicz on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 2:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Based on the renowned board game, Ticket to Ride is a casual card based game, featuring simple rules but fast play, that lets you race your opponents from city to city as you plan routes across the country to become the most traveled player.

'Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 2:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Hearts: 358/2 Days is set during the KH II events, and has Roxas as the main character. You will explore a variety of Disney worlds in not only single-player mode, but also in multiplayer missions made possible by the NDS' networking features.

'James Bond: Quantum of Solace' (ALL) Collector's Edition Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quantum of Solace blends intense first-person action with a unique 3rd person cover combat system that allows players to truly feel what it is like to be the ultimate secret agent as they use their stealth, precision shooting and lethal combat skills to progress. Without providing details, but $15 more expensive, Amazon is offering a Collector's Edition for both PS3 and X360.

'Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep' (PSP) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the distant past, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep is a single-player focused tale of a new trio of heroes, told across three scenarios. New features will be introduced on top of the traditional controls, game system, and visual style of its predecessors.

Video Games Live to Premiere 'Crysis' Music at Games Convention

by Rainier on Aug. 11, 2008 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Video Games Live and Crytek announced the music from Crysis will make its world premiere on Wed., Aug. 20, 2008 at the 7,000 seat Leipzig Arena in Leipzig, Germany during the world renowned Games Convention.