'Spore' (NDS/PC) - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race, becoming a global civilization and choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade.

Various Game Trailers #1419

by Judy on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 6:47 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:

  • Mercenaries 2: World in Flames [ALL] - Trailer
  • Naruto: Path of the Ninja 2 [NDS] - Trailer #2
  • NHL 09 [ALL] - Be A Pro Player Trailer
  • Legendary [ALL] - Behind the Scenes Trailer #4


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

Immersion Settles Dispute with Microsoft for Roughly $21 Million

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 6:47 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Remember that rumble lawsuit that went on between Sony and Immersion? Everybody wondered why Microsoft did not get sued as well, but the software giant cleverly and quietly settled. There was more to it than met the eye: In the 2003 settlement, an odd clause offered Microsoft $15 million if Immersion sued Sony and obtained a settlement, which, they did in 2007. However, Immersion never paid Microsoft, which led to another lawsuit; Immersion agreed to pay Microsoft $20.75 million and enroll in Microsoft's Certified Partner Program.

'Star Wars The Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 4:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bringing an entirely new look and feel to the galaxy far, far away, Star Wars: The Clone Wars combines the cinematic qualities of the Star Wars movies with state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery from artists at Lucasfilm Animation.

'Tom Clancy's EndWar' (PS3/X360) Pre-Orders Get Multiplayer Demo in October

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 4:38 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's EndWar is a next-gen strategy game, set on the battlefields of WWIII, that will push the envelope of technology, showcasing unprecedented AI, graphics, physics and animations. The pre-launch VIP demo will feature multiplayer functionality and serve as a final online systems stress test, allowing fans to try EndWar's voice command enabled strategy prior to launch.

'Far Cry 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 4:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry 2 immerses players in an entirely new kind of gaming experience, featuring a custom-made video game engine built from the ground up. Players will discover a true open world gameplay set in one of the most beautiful environments in the world, Africa, brought to life by high-definition next-gen technology.

'MLB Superstars' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 2:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports' MLB Superstars takes America's favorite pastime into a totally new realm by bringing fans’ favorite players and teams out of their natural environments and showcasing them in over half a dozen different mini games that speak to the kid in all of us.

'Armed Assault 2' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 1:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ArmA 2 is set in the near future, year 2009, in a fictional post soviet country called Chernarus. Players will be sent as members of a US Marine Corps Force Recon squad to this country to prevent further civilian casualties and ensure ongoing stability there.

'Spore' Creature Creator Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 1:24 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race, becoming a global civilization and choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade.

'Savage Moon' (PS3) Game Details - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 1:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed last week, Savage Moon is a frantic, action-packed tower defense game in a gritty sci-fi setting that will only be available on the PlayStation Network. You are tasked with protecting mining facilities from ravenous space bugs using some truly fearsome weaponry. And you’ll need as much strategy as firepower as you fend off wave after wave.

'Asheron's Call' Gets 100th Content Update

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 1:18 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Turbine announced that its 3D MMORPG Asheron's Call will receive its 100th update since it launched nine years ago, introducing the new Faction System, PvP improvements and a ton of new content including new quests, loot and regions to explore.

'Culpa Innata 2: Chaos Rising' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Momentum AS announced the anticipated sequel to last year's cyberpunk adventure Culpa Innata and the continued adventures of Phoenix Wallis. Welcome to the Resistance and the Dark World of...

'Sin City' (Wii/PS3/X360) No Longer Developed By Transmission Games

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 12:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Mile signed the license to Frank Miller's Sin City graphic novels and comic books; signed Flint Dille, known for The Chronicles of Riddick, as designer/scriptwriting; and revealed Sin City: The Game will be powered by Epic's Unreal Engine 3. Red Mile revealed that Transmission Games is no longer developing the game, instead focusing on Heroes Over Europe. The studio switch happened a while ago, although Red Mile did not reveal who the new developer is.

'Red Baron Arcade' (PS3) Landing On PlayStation Network Next Month - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

An intense arcade air combat game with online multiplayer capabilities, Red Baron Arcade follows burgeoning pilots as they take to the unfriendly skies and compete to rise through the ranks of the Red Baron’s squadron.

'Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.' (ALL) Integrates Satellite Imagery - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 10:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in 2012, Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. (high-altitude warfare) is the first air combat game in the Tom Clancy’s universe, featuring cutting-edge technology, devastating firepower, and intense dogfights. Soon, flying at Mach 3 becomes a right, not a privilege.

'World of Warcraft' to Get Wrath of the Lich King Content Patch

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blizzard rep Eyonix revealed that a new content patch will be issued in the coming weeks that will, much like the patch made available shortly before previous addon. The new patch will bridge WoW content with that of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion and contains some exciting changes, such as new class spells and talents, new arenas, new areas, guild calendar, Stormwind Harbor, Barbershops, and various other tweaks, revamps, & additions. The new Inscription profession will allow players to get to skill level 375, with Lich King players to go beyond that.

'LEGO Batman' (ALL) Reveals Alfred - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 10:16 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.

'Metal Gear Solid 4' (PS3) Producer Resigns, Reveals Fifth Installment

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metal Gear Solid 4 producer Ryan Payton announced that he is leaving Kojima Productions and revealed that "It'll be hard not being involved in MGS5, but I've got the utmost confidence that Hideo Kojima, Ken Imaizumi, and our amazing team will put together another blockbuster game." MGS Hideo Kojima expressed his frustration about people continually asking about MGS 4 coming to Xbox 360, saying that since it is optimized for PS3, it probably won't be possible.

'So Blonde' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

So Blonde for Wii and NDS is a completely new adventure game, based on the heroine of the already-released PC version. This time, the game’s story, again written by adventure gaming legend Steve Ince, makes Sunny explore the dark side of the Forgotten Island, where she stranded.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 9:32 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:

'Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest' Capture the Statue - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 9:18 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.

Slitherine Signs 'Horrible Histories' (NDS/Wii/PC) License

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Slitherine has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with The Copyrights Group to develop Horrible Histories games.

'Bomberman Blast' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hudson announced Bomberman Blast, an all-new Bomberman retaining the franchises classic features fans have come to love such as online multiplayer battles and numerous arenas. Bomberman Blast also incorporates new gameplay elements, including the use of Mii support and 8-person online multiplayer.

'FIFA 09' (ALL) Demos Coming Early September

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Console fans waiting to try out FIFA 09 will get their chance on Sept. 11 while there will be a PC demo a day later.

'Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle.

'Jagged Alliance DS' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 8:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jagged Alliance is an explosive fusion of a role playing game mixed with turn-based tactical combat, allowing gamers to become fully immersed in their characters. A new generation of gamers will be invited to liberate the Island of Metavira in the nonlinear game play that made the 1994 original so popular amongst gamers.

'Ironclads: American Civil War' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 8:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Totem Games' Ironclads: American Civil War is a naval simulator mixing historical wargame elements with turned based tactics.

'Alien Crush Returns' Revived on WiiWare - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 8:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alien Crush Returns is a sci-fi pinball game based on the classic TurboGrafx-16 Alien Crush series from Hudson Entertainment. In extraordinary pinball fashion, the game offers gameplay spanning two screens, providing players a lot of real estate to rack up points, multipliers, and bonuses.

Xbox Live Arcade/PC Preview - 'Puzzle Quest: Galactrix'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 3:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

D3Publisher of America's Puzzle Quest: Galactrix, developed by Infinite Interactive, incorporates a powerful blend of casual and hardcore gameplay elements, similar to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, into an all-new futuristic, science-fiction setting.

'Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic' (PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 3:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A fast-paced combat game with an imaginative look and feel, Ragdoll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic focuses on fun with exaggerated ragdoll physics action and charming visual effects.

Aeria Games Opens Up Shop in Germany

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

North American based Aeria Games, known for free 2 play online games such as Project Torque, Stone Age 2 and others, announced that it is opening its European headquarters in Berlin, Germany.

'Euro Truck Simulator' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Euro Truck Simulator is a truck simulation game where you can drive across a realistic depiction of continental Europe, visiting its beautiful cities, from Rome to Berlin to Madrid to Prague, picking up a variety of cargo, and delivering them on time!

'Fable 2' (X360) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set 500 years after the original game, Fable 2 will offer even more choices and features, while building on the core gameplay theme of Fable where every choice continually defines who you become, allowing you to truly live the life you choose.

'Shattered Horizon' Using NVIDIA PhysX

by Rainier on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shattered Horizon is a multiplayer FPS 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.

Wii Review - 'MLB Power Pros 2008'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 1:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

With over ten different exciting game modes including the traditional Practice, Exhibition, League and Home Run Challenge modes, MLB Power Pros 2008 will bring fans closer to the action than ever before.

Deep Silver's Games Convention 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Judy on Aug. 26, 2008 @ 1:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens and trailers from Deep Silver's Games Convention 2008 lineup: