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

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 9:30 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.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) to Get DLC Shortly After Launch

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 9:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. At X08 Cliff Bleszinski revealed that Epic plans to release "multiplayer map focused downloadable content shortly after the game's launch, so either new maps and/or new modes.

Various Game Trailers #1417

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 5:29 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:

  • Tomb Raider: Underworld [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • Hearts of Iron 3 [PC] - Trailer
  • LEGO Universe [PC] - Behind the Scenes Trailer
  • Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars [PSN] - Trailer
  • Motorstorm Pacific Rift [PS3] - GC08 Trailer
  • Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood [NDS] - Combat Trailer
  • inFamous [PS3] - GC08 Trailer
  • Samba De Amigo [Wii] - Song Pack Trailer


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

'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames' (ALL) PC Specs Revealed - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pandemic has constructed a whole new "playground of destruction" from the ground up, fully stocked with the hottest vehicles and weapons. Set in a new exotic hotspot, you can be your own boss in a wide-open world with only one rule: everybody pays.

'Project Origin' (ALL) Gets Delayed - 20 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 3:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. Alma now has free reign, and the consequences will be unimaginable. At the Leipzig Games Convention WB revealed that it is pushing Project Origin until early 2009.

'Crysis Warhead' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 3:39 p.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.

'Rocket Bowl' (X360) Gets Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 1:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A refreshing twist on a classic sport, Rocket Bowl offers a 50’s style retro-futuristic vibe, out-of-this-world courses and rocket-powered bowling balls; Rocket Bowl rolls a perfect game of fun on the Xbox Live Arcade. Players will compete in tournaments, challenge their friends in multiplayer, test their skills in mini-games and more!

'Soulcalibur IV' (PS3/X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 1:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Swords will be honed and weapons optimized in Soulcalibur IV, as it delivers new gameplay modes, characters and enhanced features with unprecedented 3D modeling and animation, making it the definitive fighting game experience.

'Helix' Coming to Wiiware Next Week - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Helix is a music rhythm games using the Wii Remote's motion sensing, you perform hand motions to the beat of the music with over 30 moves, including punches, circles, back fists, hooks, and more, giving you a great upper body cardiovascular workout.

Gamebryo Engine Being Tailored for the Casual Games Market

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 11:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emergent’s Gamebryo Casual was designed to meet the needs of casual game developers’ limited budgets, timelines and high expectations by providing developers with the same powerful production software and design tools used by big budget AAA titles.

'Combat Mission Shock Force: Marines' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 11:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combat Mission Shock Force: Marines is the first of several planned expansions of the Combat Mission contemporary warfare setting, adding a significant number of new formations, units, weapons, equipment and vehicles for both the US and Syrian sides, as well as brand new missions, maps and a campaign.

Taito Considering Legal Action Against Games Convention

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TAITO issued a statement that the "Invaders!" installation displayed at the Leipzig Games Convention was produced entirely without TAITO’s knowledge, that the use of the Space Invaders content is unauthorized, and considering legal actions.

'Left 4 Dead' (X360/PC) Demos Coming - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 7:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants. Valve's Gabe Newell revealed at the Games Convention that demos for the X360 and PC versions are planned, although no time frame (before or after launch) were given.

'Duke Nukem 3D' Coming in September, Gets New Features

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 7:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A remake of 3D Realms' FPS Duke Nukem 3D is inching closer as earlier this week the achievements list indicated the imminent release, which has now been confirmed by Xbox rep Jason Ing, stating it has passed certification and is expected to hit XBLA in September. The updated Duke Nukem 3D will not only have enhanced gfx, four-player online co-op, but will also allow you to capture multiplayer battles and share with other XBL users, as well as a rewind function in singleplayer to relive (or redo) those climactic firefights.

'ShellShock 2: Blood Trails' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 6:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ShellShock 2: Blood Trails is a violent, first-person, survival horror game set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War.

Nordic Games Publishing Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 6:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Swedish retail chain Game Outlet announced the launch of its video game publishing company. Nordic Games Publishing will soon be launching a range of premium licensed and new IP products across the PS2, Wii, NDS and PC formats, initially focusing on the budget and mid-priced titles, but plans to evolve as part of a longer term publishing strategy.

PS3/X360/PC Multiplayer Preview - 'Bionic Commando'

by Adam Pavlacka on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

Konami's Games Convention 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Judy on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 5:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens & trailers from Konami's Games Convention 2008 lineup:

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Go! Go! Break Steady'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Go! Go! Break Steady combines rhythmic beat-matching with match-3 style puzzle gameplay. Choose your character and make him dance to the beat while solving increasingly challenging puzzles.

Wii Review - 'Order Up!'

by Dustin Chadwell on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 4:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Order Up!, developed by SuperVillain Studios , is a full-featured cooking and restaurant management video game that promises players a much richer and more entertaining experience by expanding beyond basic slice and dice gameplay.

'The Path' Reveals Second Playable Character

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tale of Tales' The Path is a short horror story inspired by fairy tales examining the dark side things. What really happened to Little Red Riding Hood in those dark and scary woods?

'Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Leipzig Games Convention - Leipzig Games Convention 2008 - Day 2

Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising marks the long-awaited return of the total conflict simulator. It will challenge a new generation of players to survive the chaos and rapidly evolving situations of military combat in a new and contemporary theatre.

"Set on a vast oil-rich island, located off the eastern coast of Russia, north of Japan, Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising's fiction occurs during a time of tension between Russia and China over the island's disputed ownership," explains Andrew Wafer, Brand Manager for Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising, at Codemasters.

"The game will open as Chinese forces launch an offensive and, referencing the

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Leipzig Games Convention - Leipzig Games Convention 2008 - Day 2

LittleBigPlanet is a community-based game with a hugely innovative concept behind it. Meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots -- and use your character's amazing abilities to play, create and share what you build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network.

Midway's Games Convention 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 12:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens & trailer from Midway's Games Convention 2008 lineup:

Take-Two's Games Convention 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 12:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens & trailer from Take-Two's Games Convention 2008 lineup:

Eidos' Games Convention 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailer

by Judy on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens & trailers from Eidos' Games Convention 2008 lineup:

Friday, August 22, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 22, 2008 @ 12:00 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: