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'Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 9:19 p.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 ....

'Alarm for Cobra 11: Burning Wheels' (X360/PC) Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 5:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Daring stunts, spectacular crashes, thrilling criminal cases: All fans of the racing genre will easily fall in love with the newest game originating from the original RTL TV-Show "Alarm for Cobra 11." While the previous installment has yet to be released in North America, Europe is already gearing up to burn more rubber.

Various Game Trailers #1414

by Judy on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 5:45 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:

  • Afrika [PS3] - Complete Trailer
  • Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero [NDS] - Trailer
  • Facebreaker [ALL] - Auditions Trailer #1
  • Resident Evil 5 [ALL] - GC 2008 Trailer
  • Velvet Assassin [X360/PC] - GC08 Trailer
  • Shadow Harvest [X360/PC] - GC08 Trailer
  • Skate it [NDS/Wii] - Controls Trailer
  • Killzone 2 [PS3] - GC08 Multiplayer Trailer
  • Tom Clancys' EndWar [X360] - GC08 Trailer


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

'Team Fortress 2' Heavy's Update Now Available

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 5:20 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... Shortly after revealing the last part, Valve has rolled out TF2's next update (400mb) revolving around the Heavy class, with unlockable weapons, achievements, seven new maps and more ..

Microsoft Also Assures Music Peripherals Compatibility

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 5:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday SCEA's Director of Publisher Relations Michael Shorrock stated that PS3 guitars and drum sets will all feature a basic level of gameplay compatibility, and today Microsoft chimed in saying that this is also the case for the Xbox 360 editions, meaning Guitar Hero: World Tour’s guitars and drums will work with Rock Band 2 and Konami’s Rock Revolution software.

'StarCraft II' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 3:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

StarCraft II will feature the return of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races, overhauled and re-imagined with Blizzard's approach to game balance, designed to be the ultimate competitive RTS game.

'Metal Gear Online World Championship 2008' (PS3) Now Open for Registration

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 3:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Taking place at Tokyo Game Show this October, the Metal Gear Online World Championship 2008 is open to the best players in North America, Europe, Japan and Greater Asia. The top teams from Regional Championships in all four territories will receive all expenses paid trips to the MGOWC08 Finals in Tokyo, Japan.

'Drakensang: The Dark Eye' - German v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 3:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drakensang: The Dark Eye, developed by Radon Labs, brings back epic party-based RPG gameplay in a breathtakingly detailed world, based on one of the world’s biggest pen & paper franchises.

'NBA 2K9' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 3:14 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports and Visual Concepts are working on the next installment in their NBA2k franchise featuring 11-time NBA All-Star and 2008 Defensive Player of the Year Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics as the cover athlete and spokesman for NBA 2K9.

'Team Fortress 2' Heavy's Update to Add The Sandvich

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 2:16 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 ..

Study Finds PC Gaming Amassed $10.7 Billion in 2007

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 1:27 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The PC Gaming Alliance unveiled the key findings from its first PC gaming study revealing that PC gaming was a $10.7 billion industry in 2007, largely driven by online revenues from Asia, with retail sales accounting for just 30% of total revenues.

'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II' Adds Tyranid Race - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 1:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Powered by an enhanced proprietary Essence Engine 2.0, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II will take players to the brutal frontlines of war where they’ll experience intense action and visceral combat through a non-linear single player experience and a fully co-operative multiplayer campaign.

'Worms Armageddon' - v3.6.29.0 Beta Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 12:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Worms Armageddon enhances the original award-winning gameplay with barmy new weapons, game-enhancing new features and much improved single and multi-player gaming modes.

'Silent Hill: Homecoming' (PS3/X360) - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Hill: Homecoming is a psychological horror game thrusting players into a shadowy world of chaos and terror with atmospheric HD graphics, an all-new iconic and chilling soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka, and an original storyline that sheds new light on the desolate, fog-shrouded town of Silent Hill.

'Street Fighter IV' (PS3/X360/PC) Release Date Revealed?

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

SF IV features a mix of returning favorites such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile along with new characters created for this game, such as Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in stylized 3D, while the game is played in the classic 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes. Street Fighter movie producer Patrick Aiello revealed that the release of the movie and the game will coincide in March 2009.

'Crysis Warhead' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 11:14 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.

'Heroes of Might & Magic V: Tribes of the East' - v3.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heroes of Might & Magic V: Tribes of the East is the 2nd standalone expansion for Ubisoft's turn-based strategy game where players take part in a thrilling new adventure in the World of Ashan. New campaign, new units, buildings, weapons, as well as 10 new multi- and 5 single-player maps.

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

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 10:18 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.

'BioShock' (PS3) Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A narrative-driven action experience BioShock allows players to do the impossible as they journey through an amazing, immersive and terrifying world. The PS3 version of 2K's genetically enhanced game is getting new features and content, such as trophies, but also an exclusive Survivor mode, which is a new difficulty mode.

'LEGO Batman' (ALL) Reveals Batgirl - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 9:43 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.

'Bejeweled' Titles Have Sold Over 25 Million Units Since Launch

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 9:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Casual games developer/publisher PopCap Games revealed that, based on updated information from distribution partners across Web, mobile, retail, in-flight and other channels, Bejeweled and Bejeweled 2 have collectively sold more than 25 million units across all platforms since the game first appeared in late 2000.

'XG Blast!' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 9:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prepare for space battles galore as Rising Star Games has signed the European rights to retro-style shooter XG Blast!, an arcade shooter delivered in a bright and colorful retro style. Players control a spaceship with the sole purpose of destroying the invading hordes before they do the same to you.

ESA Appoints Former Recording Industry Exec As General Counsel

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

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) appointed former executive at the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and senior counsel to the United States Department of Justice, Kenneth Doroshow, as its new General Counsel.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Too Human'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

NDS Preview - 'Ninjatown'

by Geson Hatchett on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

A diverse group of fun-loving Ninjas populate the vibrant yet peaceful place known as Ninjatown. However, after the eruption of a nearby volcano, Ninjatown is attacked by hordes of sinister enemies lead by Mr. Demon, who, for reasons unknown, is bent on destruction.

'Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts' (X360) Pre-Order Incentives - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 7:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts the famous bear and bird duo return for a unique adventure of epic proportions. The Lord of the Games is tired of the petty squabbling between Banjo and the evil witch Gruntilda (aka Grunty) over the years, and has arranged a showdown to decide the rightful owner of Spiral Mountain. Fans who pre-order receive a free Banjo-Kazooie Xbox LIVE Arcade redeem code, and new game world Jiggoseum.

'Swarm: First Contact' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 6:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

German based Studio Coreplay announced Swarm: First Contact at the Leipzig Games Convention, a new sci-fi FPS that uses xaitment's middleware AI engine. In Swarm: First Contact, earth is about to be overrun by aliens, and mankind is attempting a last-ditch effort to repel the invasion.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 6:29 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:

'Shattered Horizon' Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 6:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shattered Horizon is a new multiplayer FPS game where teams of players experience realistic zero gravity combat and fight to survive in the aftermath of a catastrophic Moon mining accident which throws billions of tons of rocky debris into near-Earth space.

'Space Siege' - DVD Recognition Fix Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 5:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A game of tactics, combat-heavy action, and decision making, Space Siege is an all-new sci-fi themed action-RPG. At your disposal will be futuristic weapons and armor, cybernetic upgrades and a robotic partner that you can customize and command.

Southpeak Brings 'My Baby Boy' and 'My Baby Girl' (NDS) to N. America - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 5:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak announced it will release My Baby Boy and My Baby Girl for NDS, games that simulates life for baby care with as much affection and tenderness as a real parent.

'Guitar Hero III' (ALL) Confirms DragonForce Trackpack

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god, experience new features and content including a new multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, unlockable content and authentic rock venues. A few weeks back Roadrunner Records revealed three more DragonForce tracks (including the debut of the Heroes of Our Time single from its upcoming album) were coming to GH III, which Activision confirmed will be available on Aug. 21, 2008.

'Infinite Undiscovery' (X360) - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 5:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Various situations unfold in a world that changes in real time, with players’ choices leading to "unknown discoveries." Infinite Undiscovery offers a fantasy world overflowing with realism, allowing players to experience true role playing within a grand story.

'The Settlers II: Awakening of Cultures' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 4:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Expansion to BlueByte's The Settlers II: The Next Generation, a remake of its 2D classic Settlers 2 into 3D, The Settlers II: Awakening of Cultures further adds 3 new races, new landscape types, improved military features, and a new sacrifice system. updated UI, new multiplayer lobby, and various other updates.

'The House of the Dead: Overkill' (Wii) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 3:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SEGA announced The House of the Dead: Overkill, developed by London-based studio Headstrong Games, an all-new pulp-horror reinvention of the classic SEGA light-gun shooter franchise, taking you right back to the beginning of this classic horror series.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Adds Punkbuster Support

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War, using the Call of Duty 4 engine, completely changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen. Activision has contracted with Even Balance to integrate PunkBuster Anti-Cheat software.

Codemasters Signs 'FUEL' (PS3/X360/PC) - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Creating the ultimate competitive go-anywhere racing experience, FUEL will have players competing across wildly different terrain and executing spectacular death-defying stunts as they race dozens of varied two and four-wheeled rides and explore this epic world on an unprecedented scale.

'World of Zellians' (Wii/PS3/X360/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World of Zellians is a strategic life simulation game where players must create, manage and grow a prosperous new civilization while caring for the wellbeing of the community.

'The Tale of Despereaux' (PS2/Wii/X360/PC) Coming to Europe

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 2:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brash Entertainment announced that it is bringing The Tale of Despereaux, an interactive game based on Universal Pictures’ animated adventure of the same name, to Europe. The game shares the fairy-tale look and feel of the upcoming film about a chivalrous mouse, full of courage and honor.

'Dragon Ball: Origins' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 2:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has signed Dragon Ball: Origins, developed by Namco Bandai Games, which takes players back to the original Dragon Ball series and around the world for a thrilling action-adventure game with innovative touch pad controls.

Acclaim Brings 'The Chronicles of Spellborn' to North America

by Rainier on Aug. 19, 2008 @ 2:38 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.