Showcasing high definition graphics along with new, more accurate golf physics, Hot Shots Golf 5 offers up a new level of immersion to the franchise’s signature over-the-top visuals and pick up and play action. The one and only God of War, Kratos, is making his way to Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds on Thursday… and he’s looking to claim his rightful seat as the God of Golf!
Check out the following new screens from Sony's PlayStation Network GC 2008 lineup:
- Crash Commando (PS3) - 10 New Screens
- Fat Princess (PS3) - 6 New Screens
- Flower (PS3) - 10 New Screens
- Pain: Amusement Park (PS3) - 11 New Screens
- Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic (PS3) - 8 New Screens
- SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation (PS3) - 11 New Screens
- Super Stardust Portable (PSP) - 7 New Screens
- The Last Guy (PS3) - 17 New Screens
- Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty (PS3)
- Savage Moon (PS3) Revealed
- Warhawk: Operation Fallen Star (PS3) Expansion Pack Revealed
Hillcrest Laboratories has asked the International Trade Commission to form a panel to determine if Nintendo has infringed on four of its patents and filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Maryland. Hillcrest's motion-detecting technology lets users select items on a television screen by waving a handheld device, and while various consumer electronics companies have already licensed its technology, Nintendo has not.
Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the PC with GTA IV, returning the franchise to New York situated around the Eastern European protagonist Nikolai. The replay editor will record the last 30 seconds of game footage, then let you cut & edit it to share on Rockstar Social Club. The multiplayer count will be increased with a variety of server filters, while the updated gfx engine will support higher resolutions, improved lighting, animations, character and environment detail.
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:
- Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim - GC08 Trailer
- Princess Debut [NDS] - Trailer
- RAGE [PS3/X360/PC] - GC08 Trailer
- Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - GC08 Cinematic Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence.
SCEA announced plans to introduce a new 160GB PS3 in North America as part of the ltd. ed. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune PS3 system bundle, allowing gamers to store even more movies, TV shows, and games downloaded from PlayStation Network, as well as more videos, music, and photos from their personal collection.
Sony announced that it will launch a new PSP (PSP-3000) featuring an advanced LCD screen with a wider color gamut and anti-reflection technology, as well as a built-in microphone to enhance both multiplayer gaming and Skype calls.
Kombat forces friends to fight, worlds to collide, and unlikely alliances to be forged. In order to save all they know, the heroes and villains of Mortal Kombat must wage war against the combined might of the DC Universe. Four additional characters have been confirmed, Mortal Kombat favorites Raiden and Kano, along with DC super villain, Deathstoke, and the legendary Wonder Woman.
Guitar Hero: World Tour will feature vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), 4 player on/offline co-op, and an 8 player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4). Activision revealed the Wii-exclusive Mii Freestyle mode, plus a host of European-specific tracks to be featured on-disc in all versions of the game.
by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 20, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
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.
Hit the mountains on your quest to become the next snowboarding phenomenon in Stoked, the open-world, back country snowboarding experience featuring five huge open-world mountains, changing weather patterns, and the sponsorship and cooperation of some of the most respected and influential names in the sport.
Deep Silver's Ride to Hell, produced by their internal development studio, is set in the last years of the roaring 1960's, a time of Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N Roll. The biker movement, rock music and the hippie counterculture all add to the fascinating atmosphere to be experienced in Ride to Hell.
Bully: Scholarship Edition tells the story of 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he experiences the highs and lows of adjusting to a new school. Eight new missions, four new school classes (biology, music, math and geography), new unlockable items and clothing, new two-player off-line minigames, new awards and Achievements. While there is no official announcement yet, Rockstar's booth at the Games Convention has a Bully poster with "coming soon to PC."
EA Black Box announced Need for Speed Undercover, an intense action racing title starring 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.
Check out the following new screens from 1C Company's Leipzig Games Convention 2008 lineup:
- 'Captain Blood' (X360/PC) - 10 New Screens & Trailer
- 'Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason' - 30 New Screens & Trailer
- 'Death Track: Resurrection' - 22 New Screens
- 'King's Bounty: The Legend' - 19 New Screens & Trailer
- 'Men Of War' - 12 New Screens & Trailer
- 'NecroVisioN' - 18 New Screens & Trailer
- 'Theatre of War 2: North Africa 1943' - 22 New Screens & Trailer
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.
The Games Company announced that it is working on the next installment in series featuring Simon, the charismatic sorcerer´s apprentice. Simon the Sorcerer 5 sends adventurers to a futuristic game world, in which they experience a turbulent backward journey through history in order to help Simon to recover his memory.
The Games Company announced that it was able to acquire The Dark Eye from license holder Chromatix, for the development of a high-end game.
Check out the following new screens from Blizzard's Leipzig Games Convention 2008 lineup:
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. Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Mathieu Amalric and Olga Kurylenko will lend their talents to the game.
Set in the Orient, ANNO 1404 offers a richness of features never before seen. Exploring a strange and fascinating island world in the utmost East, players will get to know the culture and technology of the ancient Orient while learning the tricks of local trade, diplomacy and economy in order to build their own metropolis.
by Richard Poskozim on Aug. 20, 2008 @ 4:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Space Invaders Extreme combines the essence of the original game with an alliance of futuristic graphic design and audio. The gameplay experience has been developed to maximize the console's abilities, offering players a whole new range of features including a vast array of new power-ups.
Konami's Lords of Shadow is a new action-adventure IP, a story of one man’s journey to discover the true meaning of sacrifice amidst murder and betrayal. Set in Southern Europe during the middle ages, Lords of Shadow has beautifully-realized locales that play host to an epic battle between good and evil.
Konami's GTI Club+ is a completely updated and enhanced version of its popular GTI Club arcade game boasting all-new HD visuals and widely expanded gameplay elements.
Konami announced a magical new title for NDS entitled Enchanted Folk and the School of Wizardry. Set in a magic school, the game entails mastering a series of spells and incantations in order to achieve a Magician License and become Master Wizard.
7Million is a free to play MMO in the exciting world of spectacular heists, daring thieves and glamorous lady larcenists, featuring action filled puzzle games, cool, fully customizable characters and challenging missions – delivered in true style, of course.
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.
Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World combines all the best elements of previous DBZ: Budokai games, whilst also boasting new features such as Dragon Missions, new battle types and drama scenes for fans to delve deeper than ever before into the Dragon Ball Z universe.
With over 250 additions and enhancements to core gameplay, FIFA 09 has been designed and customized to deliver a unique gameplay experience that takes advantage of the hardware specifications of each available platform.
Hearts of Iron 3 will follow the franchise's tradition of most detailed and complete strategic game series on WW2 ever made while focusing on satisfying veteran players through a multitude of brand new features and systems, including a huge map with more than 10,000 provinces.
What if you had to live your whole life in one location … and then one day, suddenly, you could step outside and go anywhere in the whole neighborhood? The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility! Previously set for a general 2009 release, EA has revealed The Sims 3 will launch in Feb. of next year.
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. EA revealed a host of actors, action stars, scifi legends, up-and-coming starlets and mixed martial artists that will star in the game's live-action movie sequences.
EA announced that an all-new tennis videogame is in development at EA Canada in Vancouver, the first EA SPORTS game that uses Nintendo’s upcoming Wii MotionPlus accessory for the Wiimote that will give players a new level of accuracy and responsiveness.
by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Aug. 20, 2008 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Players will take control of WALL-E and EVE through a fast-paced adventure based on the upcoming Disney/Pixar film. The game will allow fans to relive some of the movie’s most thrilling moments as they explore 10 worlds filled with non-stop action and adventure, along with head-to-head multiplayer challenges.