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'Mega Man 9' (Wii/PS3/X360) Bosses Unveiled #1 - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 6:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The original 2D classic Mega Man returns, bringing the series back to its core with retro-action platform gameplay and NES-inspired old school graphics. Relive the Mega Man experience with maniacally themed environments, a host of power-ups, and classically inspired bosses, each with their own unique weapons and weaknesses.

Various Game Trailers #1409

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 6:37 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:

  • Legendary [ALL] - Behind the Scenes Trailer #3
  • Bionic Commando [PS3/X360/PC] - Evolution Trailer
  • LittleBigPlanet [PS3] - Trailer #8
  • Moon [NDS] - Darkside Trailer
  • Pyroblazer [PSP/Wii/PC] - Gameplay Trailer #2


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

Pre-Order 'Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway' (ALL) Get 'Road to Hill 30' Free

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 5:31 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. Those who pre-purchase the game via Steam before it is launched in late September will immediately receive the complete version of Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 free of charge.

'Mario Super Sluggers' (Wii) - 40 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 5:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mario Super Sluggers blends richly interactive baseball action with eccentric characters and elements (Princess Peach, Wario, Bowser, Shy Guy, Baby Mario, Koopa Troopa, Donkey Kong, etc.) from across the popular Mario universe. Players can swing the wireless Wiimote just like a real bat or wave it toward the plate to deliver a masterful pitch.

NCSoft Sells More, Makes Less, Lays Off Employees

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 5:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft issued its Q2 2008 financial results revealing that while sales were up 7%, operating profit, pre-tax profit, and net income dropped 25%, 31%, 42%, respectively. As a result NCSoft issued a statement that it has laid off 21 positions at its Austin studios after certain not yet announced projects were halted, while also scaling back the Dungeon Runners team as it decided not to port the client to other platforms.

Activision Doesn't Want 'Scarface' License, Kicks it Back to Universal

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scarface is a 3rd person action game set in a complex world filled with excess and greed, where you take on the role of ruthless gangster Tony Montana. Even though the original sold more than two million copies Activision Blizzard didn't like that license either, so the rights reverted back to Universal, who will most likely shop it around or with its new found "Wanted" developing initiative might keep it in-house.

'Fire Emblem DS' (NDS) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 4:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the Fire Emblem DS has been revealed a little while ago, there have yet to be any official details released. Currently available only in Japan, we're quite confident that Nintendo's fantasy turn-based strategy game will make its way to the west.

'Team Fortress 2' First Unlockable Weapon & Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 2:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

TF2 is a class-based, multiplayer team warfare game, delivering new game types, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next-gen animation technology, persistent player statistics, etc... Valve's next update will revolve around the Heavy class, with unlockable weapons and achievements.

'Luminous Arc 2' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced Luminous Arc 2, an epic strategy RPG loaded to the brim with content, including a wealth of new characters (and the return of a few favorites), hand drawn graphics, a score from famed composer Yasunori Mitsuda‘s Procyon Studio, local and online multiplayer support, multiple endings, a redesigned user interface, and plenty more..

'A Vampyre Story' Coming to Europe for Halloween

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 1:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining 3D animation and 2D designs, A Vampyre Story follows the opera starlet, Mona, a woman kidnapped by Baron Shrowdy Von Kiefer and slowly becoming a creature of the night after coming under the vampire's spell.

'Dragon Age: Origins' Goes on Summer Tour

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dragon Age: Origins represents BioWare’s return to its roots, delivering a fusion elements of existing fantasy works with emotionally-driven narrative, heart-pounding combat, powerful magic abilities and credible digital actors. Much like yesterday's Left 4 Dead, Bioware is taking Dragon Age to the various summer events such as PAX, GenCon, and others...

'Escape From the Museum' (Wii) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 1:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Escape From the Museum, based on Gogii Games' online hunt and find game, a devastating earthquake has rocked the foundations of the National Museum of History and players must help Susan Anderson, who was knocked unconscious by falling debris while searching the museum for survivors, escape from the crumbling building to the safety outside.

Reakktor Media Says 'Black Prophecy' And 'Neocron 2' Still in Development

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 1:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

With regards to the announcement of 10Tacle Studios AG business activity's discontinuation, Reakktor Media, subsidiary of 10Tacle Studios AG, declares that this does not affect the business activity of Reakktor Media GmbH, despite the insolvency, especially with regards to the operation of the MMORPG Neocron 2 and the development of the MMO Black Prophecy.

'Wizard101' Magic School of Myth Details - 13 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 1:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KingsIsle Entertainment's Wizard101 is an elaborate 3D virtual world in which magic and sorcery come to life as players embark on a quest that involves a massive cast of good, evil and frequently silly characters.

'Jumpgate Evolution' Goes to Russia

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 1:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Staying true to its early vision, NetDevil has improved upon the original Jumpgate in every way, with a complete graphics update, and the integration of advanced AI features to ensure unpredictable and compelling situations. Codemasters Online has signed an agreement with Game Factory Interactive to bring Jumpgate to Russia, former USSR countries and the Baltic Region.

'Unreal Tournament 3' - v1.3 Patch/Server Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In UT3, you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled by human contestants online or by AI, fought with the most powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles.

'Underwater Wars' (X360/PC) Also Coming to PSP - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 11:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Underwater Wars you and your squad are members of US Navy elite division. Your mission, to protect freedom and to provide peace and the law and order on all planet. The game is set approximately 5 years from now, and develops over the course of an additional 2 years.

'MapleStory' Gets Massive Expansion, Adding Maps, Quests, Enemies and more...

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 10:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MapleStory is an online adventure game that centers around the "Maple World," allowing players to combat monsters and develop their characters' skills and abilities in an immense platform-inspired persistent world. Nexon America is adding new maps, enemies, quest and more to the continent of Masteria.

'Sudden Strike: The Last Stand' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 10:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sudden Strike: The Last Stand is not just the sequel of Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory, this is the sequel with completely new damage model, balance of forces and fabulous winter battles. Your tasks will vary from easy "Protect and deliver ammunition" to sabotage counter AA operations in enemy back areas and, of course, it's up to you to choose the opposing sides.

'Dark Salvation' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mangled Eye Studios' Dark Salvation is a Quake III powered FPS where you take on the role of a young dead woman who has been sucked into the underworld and is now possessed by a deadly object, allowing her to cast magic according to each weapon she yields. There are plenty of levels, secrets, monsters and secret weapons to explore, find and fight.

Paradox Interactive's Leipzig Games Convention 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive has increased its presence in Leipzig with booths in the exhibition hall as well as the Business Center showing off its fantasy RTS Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim, as well as Paradox's internally developed, and yet unannounced, "Project Mayhem." Other titles in the line-up include medieval RPG title Mount & Blade, action space game Dark Horizon and the just announced fantasy strategy title Elven Legacy.

'Celetania' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celetania is an MMOG, a never ending simulation of many galaxies, in which the player takes the role of a ruler of an empire. Your goal is to find the Celetania, the spaceship of the guardians over the good and evil, the creators of everything known to mankind and bring your empire to be the most powerful in the whole universe.

'Vigilante 8: Arcade' (X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Activision's Vigilante 8: Arcade is a remake of the original game, featuring online play with up to eight players and a host of new content, taking full advantage of next-generation technologies. Developed by Isopod Labs revealed the game has been finished and sent to Microsoft for approval.

'The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft' (Wii/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft is an adventure game that remains true to the original stories and characters with varied environments, challenging and thought provoking puzzles in an easy-to-use gaming interface.

'Harvest Moon: Island of Happiness' (NDS) Goes Gold, Gets Dated

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Your plans to start a new life for yourself were drastically changed when the ship you were on board was destroyed by a tropical storm. Now you find yourself stranded on a once inhabited, but now isolated island with a family of four from the ship. What happened to the people that used to live there?

'City Life' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Create exactly the city you want: build uniquely-designed buildings out of over 150 available structures, from residences to corporate skyscrapers. Improve the quality of life by providing recreational and entertainment opportunities-without letting taxes spiral out of control.

'Europa Universalis: Rome' - v1.3 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EU: Rome will cover the time period from the first Punic War to the start of the true Empire. Players will have thousand of gameplay choices ranging from country, culture, provincial and character options etc., making each and every game infinitely customizable and unique.

JoWood Signs 'The Lost Cases Of Sherlock Holmes'

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Lost Cases of Sherlock Holmes is a whodunit casual computer game of theft, espionage and murder in which the player must tap their own powers of observation to solve puzzles and identify the culprits.

'Mytran Wars' (PSP) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 6:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rumored to be in limbo due to the 10Tacle demise, Deep Silver announced that it continues to expand its portfolio of handheld games with Stormregion's round-based strategy game Mytran Wars.

NDS/PS2/Wii/PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Bolt'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 6:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2008

An action adventure game based on Walt Disney Pictures' feature animation film, Bolt tells the story of a canine TV star that is inadvertently shipped from Hollywood to New York City, where he begins a cross-country adventure home and makes the surprising discovery that the super powers he thought he had don’t work in the real world.

NDS/PS2/Wii/PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Bolt'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 6:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 - Post - E3 2008

An action adventure game based on Walt Disney Pictures' feature animation film, Bolt tells the story of a canine TV star that is inadvertently shipped from Hollywood to New York City, where he begins a cross-country adventure home and makes the surprising discovery that the super powers he thought he had don’t work in the real world.

'Too Human' (X360) Heimdall Character Details - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 6:29 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.

'Crysis Warhead' Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 6:10 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.

Former 10Tacle Employees Launch Games Distillery

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With the recent demise of German publisher 10Tacle, industry veterans Juergen Reusswig and Slavo Hazucha founded indie studio Games Distillery. Former 10TACLE Slovakia partners, the duo aims their development focus at downloadable titles, mainly through Xbox Live Arcade and similarly designed distribution models for PC.

'Celebrity Sports Showdown' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celebrity Sports Showdown features 12 outdoor sports games and is the ultimate party game to play with people of all ages. Play as your favorite celebrity such as Fergie and Avril Lavigne, and athletes like Paul Pierce and Mia Hamm to determine who will be the ultimate celebrity athlete.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 5:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria expands the online world of Middle-earth to let players explore the ancient underground cities of the dwarves, battle epic characters in the depths, face off with the Watcher, be a part of the fateful release of Durin’s Bane and more!

'Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis' Goes Gold in Germany

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 4:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Secret Files 2 is a point-and-click adventure game based on mysterious phenomena around the world. As a follow-up to Secret Files: Tunguska, the sequel takes on a different mystery in a totally different location ....

'Dungeon Lords Collectors Edition' - German Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 4:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

JoWood has released a new patch for the Collectors Edition of Heuristic Park's action/RPG Dungeon Lords, fixing various text issues which could make some quests unsolvable and sometimes even made it impossible to finish the campaign.

Paradox Signs 'Elven Legacy' - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Elven Legacy delivers a world filled with magic, and a thrilling nonlinear storyline, gauged to provide many hours of gameplay for strategy enthusiasts. Through an epic quest to restore the former glory of the Elven race, this fantasy strategy game offers both depth and scope, all in colorful and inspirational settings.

1C Company's Leipzig Games Convention 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 4:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C Company unveiled today its top titles to be shown at Games Convention 2008 in Leipzig. The current lineup includes first-person shooters, RPG/ turn-based strategy, real-time strategy and racing titles.

'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (PS3/X360/PC) Officially Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed yesterday, Eidos and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC Comics announce Batman: Arkham Asylum, a 3rd-person action game powered by the Unreal Engine 3, with a dark and gritty setting reminiscent of Bioshock.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Schizoid'

by Mark Melnychuk on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Schizoid is a fast and furiously paced action game with simple, intuitive gameplay. Billed as the most co-op game ever, reflexes and smarts are key but sharp teamwork pays off even more!

Wii Review - 'We Love Golf!'

by Brian Dumlao on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 2:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

We Love Golf! transforms the Wiimote into a virtual set of golf clubs, creating the most immersive golfing experience available off the greens. We Love Golf! presents a realistic golfing experience with a fresh new spin incorporating the Wii Remote’s unique motion-sensing functionality.

Sony Europe's Leipzig Games Convention 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 2:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony Europe unveiled the titles that it will have on display at the Leipzig Games Convention, ranging from its fps/action game Resistance 2, its singalong Singstar Vol.2, racing titles Motorstorm 2 and GT5 Prologue, to the hacky sack loving LittleBigPlanet, and more...

Blizzard Signs Agreement to Bring 'StarCraft II' And 'Warcraft III' to China

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard signed an agreement with NetEase.com allowing it to bring StarCraft II, Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, and Blizzard's multiplayer service Battle.net to China

'Fallen Empire: Legions' Gets New Map - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GarageGames' Fallen Empire: Legions is a first person shooter that combines distinctive freedom of movement with fast paced first-person combat to create strategic, team-oriented gameplay. Legions is expanding its universe once again with a fresh new map - Zenith Cauldron.

MTV Games Denies Signing 'Brutal Legend' (PS3/X360)

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2008 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brütal Legend chronicles of Eddie Riggs, a roadie of a virtuous metal band, pulled back in time to learn his true purpose. Offered the wealth and knowledge of an ancient kingdom in exchange for assembling a legion of his own design, the roadie commands a barbaric mob of demons, dragsters, amp stacks, leather and chrome. Earlier rumors speculated that MTV Games would publish Brutal Legend, which it denied, "We are big fans of Tim Schafer. We hope the game finds a good home."