'Saints Row 2' (PS3/X360/PC) Sons Of Samedi Gang Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 9:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ's Saints Row 2, using Volition's open-world engine, offers vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer.

Various Game Trailers #1411

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 9:34 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:

  • Men of War [PC] - Lesson #2 Trailer
  • Aion [PC] - Asmodian Ascension Quest Trailer
  • The Witcher: Enhanced Edition [PC] - Trailer
  • Valkyria Chronicles [PS3] - E3 2008 Trailer
  • Need for Speed Undercover [ALL] - Teaser Trailer #2


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

'Swords & Soldiers' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 5:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Swords & Soldiers is a side-scrolling real time strategy game, in which three distinct factions battle for the powers of the gods. The game will feature a single player campaign and a competitive split-screen multiplayer mode as well as several other game modes.

'Yggdra Union' (PSP) Pre-Order At GameStop, Get Free Soundtrack

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yggdra Union is a remake of the original GGA card-based strategy RPG, adding fully remastered audio and visuals, dual language voiceovers, widescreen aspect ratio, additional difficulty settings, new unlockable content, and more. Fans who preorder a copy of Yggdra Union will receive a limited run 56 song soundtrack CD.

'National Geographic Panda' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 4:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Learn about real-life Pandas as you feed, nurture and play with your very own Panda! Choose from cute and cuddly Baby Pandas or giant Great Pandas and play with them as they learn new skills. Discover fun panda facts from real National Geographic stories that appear as you progress through the game!

'War Rock' Content Update Adds New Map and Apache Upgrade

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 4:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Rock is a tactical, modern Free2Play multiplayer FPS with intense, fast-paced combat. K2 Network's free content update features a new Close Quarters Combat map called Beringia and a vehicle upgrade of the Apache helicopter to the map Zakhar.

'Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Handheld gamers will once again have the freedom to unleash their inner rock star anywhere, anytime with Vicarious Visions' Guitar Hero On Tour Decades which will now also introduce song share between NDS players with different versions of On Tour.

Kid-Friendly MMO 'Emerald Island' Unveiled

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 2:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fluid Entertainment announces the title and first details for Emerald Island, their original children's MMO that challenges players to become online eco-heroes in a mission to save a vibrant, imaginary, virtual world from environmental destruction.

'Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization' - 22 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 2:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Colonization, players lead one of four European nations on a quest to conquer and rule the New World. Players will be challenged to guide their people from the oppressive motherland, discover the New World, and negotiate, trade and fight with both the natives and other nations as they acquire power and fight for freedom and independence.

Pre-Order 'Pure' (PS3/X360/PC) And Get A Demo Disc

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pure takes quad racing to a new level, featuring massive jumps and spectacular airborne tricks in memorable, photo-realistic settings all over the globe. A pre-order demo disc of PURE will be available at GameStop, Best Buy (U.S. and Canada), Blockbuster, Game Crazy, EB Games (Canada), and other retailers.

'NBA Live 09' (ALL) - 6 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 1:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA Live 09 sports new features like Pick and Roll Control, Defensive Lockdown Control, Signature Playcalling and Quickstrike Ankle-Breakers that will make the game experience fun from beginning to end. Additionally, NBA Live 09 takes you to training camp with the NBA Academy that gives you a chance to hone your skills.

'Team Fortress 2' Heavy's Unlockable Weapon #2, Achievements Details

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 1:04 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, achievements, seven new maps and more ..

'Tomb Raider Underworld' (ALL) - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 12:00 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. Lara gets muddy in the game, but with the weather system, rain will wash it away.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Goes New Wave With Devo and Duran Duran

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MTV and Harmonix announced that next week's addition to the Rock Band Music Store will be New Wave pioneers Devo with Girl U Want and Through Being Cool, and Duran Duran’s Rio and Girls on Film.

'Yakuza 2' (PS2) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 11:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A 3rd person action adventure Yakuza 2 features enhanced combat, larger environments and a thrilling storyline continuing a year after Yakuza ended. Yakuza 2 will plunge players deeper into the world of Japan’s notorious underground organization, where honor and respect are not earned easily.

'Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise' (X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Trouble in Paradise invites gamers to return to magical Piñata Island. Unfortunately, not all is well on the island, as Professor Pester along with his gang of Ruffians have wiped out Piñata Central’s computer records, which poses a threat to parties everywhere. Rare has revealed that VP:TiP has been released to manufacture.

'Runes of Magic' Character Development & Skills Detailed - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 10:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 600 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' - v1.2.0 Patch Coming Soon, Details

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop two superpower alliances emerge, join the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance. Kaos Studios is currently in the final stages of development of PC patch 1.2.0 and will start testing it shortly. Scheduled for Sept. it will include 2 new maps (Boneyard Map, Conquer Mode), server browser phase 2, Joystick support, PC leaderboards (Ranked & Unranked) and dedicated Server Tools.

'Dynasty Warriors 6' (PS2/PC) Officially Announced, Gets Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 6 will deliver the massive scale and realistic atmosphere that players have come to expect from the series, but will redefine the Tactical Action experience, with completely re-imagined character designs and weapons, yet maintaining familiar characterizations that are accurate to culturally depictions.

THQ's Leipzig Games Convention 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ announced the games it will be showing at the Leipzig Games Convention (20-24 August, 2008) such de Blob (Wii), WALL-E (PS3, X360, Wii, PS2, PSP, NDS), Darksiders: Wrath of War (PS3, X360), WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 (PS3, X360, Wii, PS2, PSP, NDS), Red Faction: Guerrilla (PS3, X360), Saints Row 2 (PS3, X360), Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2 (PC), and UFC 2009 Undisputed (PS3, X360).

CDV's Leipzig Games Convention 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CDV announced the games it will be showing at the Leipzig Games Convention (20-24 August, 2008) such as the X360 version of Velvet Assassin, Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars, Mushroom Men: Rise of the Fungi, NDS titles Dementium: The Ward and Insecticide, as well as party title Hail to the Chimp.

'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (PS3/X360/PC) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 7:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Need for Speed Undercover' (ALL) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 7:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

Need for Speed Undercover is an intense action racing title starring international movie star Maggie Q as the lead character in the live-action sequences that propel the original story forward, taking the franchise back to its roots and re-introducing breakneck cop chases, the world's hottest cars and spectacular highway battles.

'KORE' (Wii) Making Public Debut At Games Convention - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 7:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In limbo since CDV dropped it in 2004, resulting in developer UDS shutting down, KORE was acquired by Daydream Software and then picked up by Playlogic and never released. Zoink and SnapDragon Games have revived the project. In KORE, you explore a vast game universe packed with action, puzzles and countless surprises. Meet strange characters and even stranger creatures as you unravel the game's off-the-wall storyline.

'Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise' (NDS) Gets Worldwide Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 6:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise players will inherit a neglected garden on Piñata Island and turn it into a piñata paradise by tending to all aspects of cleaning the garden, growing and maintaining vegetation, caring for and breeding piñatas, as well as attracting new piñata species.

'Need for Speed Undercover' Announced, Starring Maggie Q - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 6:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Black Box announced Need for Speed Undercover, an intense action racing title starring international movie star Maggie Q as the lead character in the live-action sequences that propel the original story forward, taking the franchise back to its roots and re-introduces breakneck cop chases, the world's hottest cars and spectacular highway battles.

'Imperium Romanum II' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 6:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Imperium Romanum II is a city-building game where the player takes the role of a Roman patrician, a nobleman, who has just started his political career. His ultimate goal is to become the Governor of Rome.

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (PS3/X360) Gets Japanese Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 6:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar's open-ended crime series debuts on next-gen consoles with Grand Theft Auto IV, situated around the protagonist Nikolai Belic who is trying to escape his past by moving to New York, but gets sucked into the underworld.

'Space Trader: Merchant Marine' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 6:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meridian4 has signed a publishing agreement with Hermitworks Entertainment Corporation for their unique, habit-forming action/trading game; Space Trader: Merchant Marine.

GamersGate Expands Portfolio With 2K Games Titles

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GamersGate has signed 2K Games as the latest publisher to join the ranks of the PC digital download portal, starting with the strategy titles: Sid Meier’s Civilization III: Complete and Shattered Union. Additional titles will follow, including the titles: Sid Meier’s Railroads!, CivCity Rome and the classic action-adventure game Sid Meier’s Pirates!.

'Deer Drive' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 6:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Deer Drive meshes hunting simulation with arcade style pick-up-and-play action and pacing for an exciting gaming experience. Deer Drive is the first deer hunting game that features two player simultaneous play.

SouthPeak Games' Leipzig Games Convention 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 6:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games announced the games it will be showing at the Leipzig Games Convention (20-24 August, 2008). A wide range of games will be both demonstrated and available for hands-on, across a range of platforms and genres, such as Raven Squad, X-Blades, Ninjatown, Two Worlds: The Temptation and more ...

Game Entertainment Europe And Games Factory Online GC 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Game Entertainment Europe (GEE) and Games Factory Online (GFO) are organizing a press conference where there will be release announcements of 3 triple-A games for various platforms, casual race game Hovorun (PC), tile game Rummikub (NDS), and an MMO version of strategy board game Stratego.

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09' (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 6:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 will feature dynamic, personalized gameplay via Tiger Woods' personal coach, Hank Haney, a more intuitive and customized EA Sports GamerNet++ experience as well as an all-new game engine powering online play.

NDS Review - 'Summon Night: Twin Age'

by Aaron "Istanbul" Swersky on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 5:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Summon Night: Twin Age is a fully stylus-driven action RPG set in the popular Summon Night universe featuring beautifully animated graphics, and addictive action RPG gameplay. The stylus is your key to the world of Clardona, whether as your swinging sword or your shimmering wall of fire.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Double D Dodgeball'

by Dustin Chadwell on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 5:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

YUKE's Double D Dodgeball features a unique look and environment combined with intuitive controls and intense gameplay that fans of the classic playground sport will appreciate.

'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' (ALL) Delayed Until 2009 ?

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 12:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, you'll engage in exciting wizard duels, mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class, take to the air to lead the Gryffindor Quidditch team to victory, and discover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince. Warner Bros. decided to push the movie release from Nov. 2008 to July 2009, so we asked EA about whether the game would also suffer a delay. Various sources claimed they were surprised by the news, while the producer said the announcement came at an inopportune time, indicating the game would also have to be pushed due to overlapping story lines outside of the already-released book.

'A Stroke of Fate' - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 12:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Stroke of Fate is a detective story set in the authentic surroundings of 1940s fascist Germany, giving you the opportunity to conduct a compelling investigation of the most mysterious secret veiled by the 20th century – Adolf Hitler's premature death.

'Age of Conan' DX10 Features And New Content at Games Convention

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 12:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Age of Conan is an Online Action RPG, mixing a deep, story-driven single-player experience and a massive and brutal multiplayer end-game that brings forth the ultimate representation of the Age of Conan.

'Shattered Suns' - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shattered Suns is a new science-fiction, real-time strategy game with unique features such as three-dimensional battles, a moving battlefield, player-designed units, unique economic challenges and an interactive campaign.

Gearbox Software is Recruiting

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gearbox Software is looking for talented developers to work on upcoming titles for the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, and PC. Open positions abound, please visit our web site for more information. Announced projects are only a small part of Gearbox's future – contact us to learn more. Come create incredible games with one of the most successful independent game developers in the world.

'Heavy Duty' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 15, 2008 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heavy Duty is a 3rd person action shooter where the player controls a huge war robot to save his planet from enemy attacks. The game utilizes advanced technology with innovative gameplay features never before achieved in video games.