'Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising' (PS3/X360/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 6:53 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Operation Flashpoint 2 will see the most realistic modeling of conflict scenarios in a new contemporary theater of war. By offering a multitude of military disciplines, gameplay will deliver warfare more realistic and intense then ever before, while an extensive multiplayer component will create battles on an incredible scale.

Various Game Trailers #1420

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 6:42 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:

  • Far Cry 2 [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Prince Of Persia Prodigy [ALL] - Developer Diary Trailer #1
  • Dragon Quest: The Chapters of the Chosen [NDS] - Trailer
  • Rapala Fishing Frenzy [Wii/PS3/X360] - Trailer
  • Divinity 2: Ego Draconis [X360/PC] - GC08 Trailer
  • Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir - Trailer
  • Kickster: Online Street Soccer - GC08 Trailer


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

'Pirates of the Caribbean Online' Gets New Quests

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 6:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Become the Caribbean's most legendary pirate, all while forging alliances, hunting for buried treasure, battling evil undead forces and facing off against enemies from the movie franchise. Pirates of the Caribbean Online is getting three new quests, as well the availability of Unlimited Access Game Cards at select retail stores across the country!

'FIFA 09' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 4:27 p.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.

'Star Wars Galaxies Online Trading Card Game' Launched

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 4:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Star Wars Galaxies Trading Card Game: Champions of the Force marks the first ever Star Wars trading card game offered exclusively online, providing players an entirely new gameplay experience by combining the challenge of a trading card game with the adventures and community of the massively multiplayer game.

'Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant, a rejuvenated Neo Cortex is taking over the world one brain at a time! Cortex and N. Brio devise a new kind of evil — a text-messaging, do-anything device that controls both mutant and bandicoot minds. Armed with his wits and lightning agility, Crash must free his friends, the titans, and save the day!

McAfee Says Criminals Use Virtual Currency to Launder Money

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 1:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vulnerabilities in online gaming and virtual worlds lead to money laundering and other dangers, according to a new report by Dr. Igor Muttik, senior architect for McAfee Avert Labs. As revenues for virtual worlds topped $1.1 billion in 2006 and are expected to triple by 2009, online games are a hot target for cybercriminals looking to exploit vulnerabilities for money-making gains, who not only steal from online players, but also use virtual worlds to exchange funds achieved through their other criminal activities.

'Skate It' (NDS/Wii) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 12:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Skate It has players riding with the skate pros, owning the best spots in San Vanelona and pulling off the sickest tricks using the popular FlickIt controls. Loaded with all-new gameplay features, Skate It supports the Wii Balance Board which gives players a fresh way to create their own signature skateboarding style.

'The Last Guy' (PS3) Launching on PSN Tomorrow

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 12:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Last Guy is a fast-paced and addictive classic arcade style game with simple controls. The game uses real-life aerial maps of various cities around the world, including Tokyo, London and Los Angeles. As the player, you are the last remaining hope in each of these cities to rescue mankind from the zombies roaming the streets.

'The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 12:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the final chapter of the trilogy, players find Sypro teaming up with an unlikely ally - Cynder, his former enemy, to face his most challenging mission to date. As the Dark Master’s evil envelopes the world like a plague, Spyro must fulfill his destiny and unlock the true power of the purple dragon within him to stop the Dark Master in his tracks.

'Max Payne 3' (ALL) Under Development At Rockstar ?

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the latest EGM issue Rockstar Toronto, know for The Warriors, is working on a new installment in the Max Payne series. While there is no official announcement May Payne 3 wouldn't come as much of a surprise considering there is a movie coming out, starring Mark Wahlberg, later this year. May Payne was originally released in 2001, and a sequel in 2003 already teased there would be a 3rd part, but apparently not by Remedy who is still working on Alan Wake.

'Arcania: A Gothic Tale' (PS3/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gothic 4 is set 10 years after the last installment and situated on multiple southern islands, each with unique fauna & flora according to various climate zones. The game will feature a day & night cycle, changing weather, and depending on the time of day altering spell casting abilities.

'Sky Gods' (PS3/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 10:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Using the Unreal Engine 3, BlackFoot Studios' Sky Gods will focus on a complete Co-Op game experience centering on SOF HALO and helicopter insertion operations. Once on the ground, you and your team mates will engage various targets and be presented with missions of ever expanding scope and complexity.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Delays Rush's Moving Pictures Album

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Last week MTV and Harmonix announced that this week's addition to the Rock Band Music Store would be legendary Canadian progressive rock band Rush's 1981 album Moving Pictures, which to date has sold 4 million copies, but an unspecified technical difficulty has caused an undetermined delay.

'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WoW: Wrath of the Lich King will open the forbidding wasteland of Northrend to exploration by the hardiest adventurers. New levels of power, challenging new dungeons and encounters, an exciting new character profession, and the game’s first hero class are just some of the new features awaiting players in Wrath of the Lich King.

'Guitar Hero: World Tour' (ALL) Signs Exclusive Instrument and Equipment Brands

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero: World Tour will feature guitar, vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), four-player on/offline co-op, and an eight-player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4). World Tour will exclusively feature several of the most influential instrument and equipment brands in the music industry like Sabian, Zildjian, Marshall, and others.

'International Athletics' (NDS/PSP) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 8:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Central to the appeal of Ghostlight's International Athletics, developed by The Code Monkeys, will be the immense variety of the ten gut-busting events and the innate need of man to compete and win against his fellow man.

Hudson Announces PAX 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hudson announced its lineup for the Penny Arcade Expo 2008 that takes place in Seattle. Friday, Aug. 29 through Sunday Aug. 31, 2008, where it will show off WiiWare titles Alien Crush Returns and Bomberman Blast, as well as Fishing Master World Tour and Deca Sports (both for Wii).

'Infinite Undiscovery' (X360) - 16 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 8:29 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.

'Far Cry 3' (ALL) Already in Development, Probably Stays in Africa

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft designer Patrick Redding revealed that a 3rd installment in the franchise is already in early development, and will most likely take place in the same setting as, "Africa still has a huge amount of promise," and "...it's safe to say we'll continue to explore it."

'Samba De Amigo' (Wii) Developer Diary #2 - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 6:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The samba-inspired rhythm music game made popular in the arcades is shaking its way onto the Wii! Keeping the beat with over 40 songs, players shake the Wii Remote and Nunchuk like maracas and compete with friends to see who has the best moves.

'Boogie SuperStar' (Wii) Complete Track Listing Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 5:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Boogie SuperStar combines the hottest music hits from around the world with the coolest dance moves and total character customization, providing girls the ultimate gaming experience: to sing and dance their way to superstardom!

'East India Company' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 5:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In East India Company, players will enjoy building the world's most powerful trading empire and engaging in fierce battles in both single-player and multiplayer modes, all within a breathtaking cinematic environment.

'Europa Universalis: Rome - Vae Victis' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 5:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EU: Rome covers the time period from the first Punic War to the start of the true Empire. Players will have thousand of gameplay choices ranging from country, culture, provincial and character options etc., making each and every game infinitely customizable and unique.

'A Vampyre Story' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 4:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combining 3D animation and 2D designs, A Vampyre Story follows the opera starlet, Mona, a woman kidnapped by Baron Shrowdy Von Kiefer and slowly becoming a creature of the night after coming under the vampire's spell.

'Atlantica Online' Friends Referral Program

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 4:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlantica Online is bringing back turn-based and strategic gameplay to give a fresh face to the MMO world, a thinking person's game, giving you the chance to really strategize using the combat, mercenary and city/country management system.

'Burnout Paradise' (PC) Coming January 2009 - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. Burnout Paradise for the PC will be customized with expanded online multiplayer features, and community driven content. At last week's GC, EA revealed that Burnout Paradise is currently slated for Jan. 2009.

cdv Software USA Announces PAX 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 3:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

cdv USA announced their lineup for the 2008 Penny Arcade Expo, to be held at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle from August 29 to 31, 2008, where it will be showing off Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, I Heart Geeks!, and My Little Baby.

'Microsoft Train Simulator 2' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 3:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Announced way back in 2003, Microsoft Train Simulator 2 provides the opportunity to command a 200-ton modern diesel locomotive or operate a steam-breathing behemoth from the past.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Bonus Disk Details

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 2:43 a.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.

'World War One: La Grande Guerre' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

World War One: La Grande Guerre is a historical turn based grand strategy game, offering you to play the full conflict, leading the destiny of the seven main fighting nations (France, Great-Britain, Russia, Italy, Imperial Germany, the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Ottoman Empire).

PS3 Review - 'Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice'

by Alicia on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 2:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

NIS America's Disgaea 3 is a hardcore, turn-based, strategy RPG popular on the PS2 and PSP, making a bold new step towards the next generation console with a whole new cast, story, and game system while staying true to the franchises 2D feel.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky' - 25 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 2:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is a survival FPS game based on a 'what-if' scenario of the second Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant accident. The game is created as a warning to mankind against mindless play with technologies.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 2:05 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:

Destineer Bringing Gammick Entertainment to North America

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gammick Entertainment has signed a partnership with Minneapolis-based Destineer to publish and distribute several of its titles in the U.S. territory, starting with Animal Boxing and Little Red Riding Hood's Zombie BBQ for NDS.

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) Bikes Pack - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 1:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buckle up and prepare to unleash automotive anarchy in the ultimate burner’s paradise as Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. Criterion's David update will add bikes, new modes, challenges, locations, as well as a night-time setting.

PS3/X360 Review - 'NASCAR 09'

by Mark Melnychuk on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

NASCAR 09 offers an authentic stock car driving experience for racing fans of all ages. Legendary NASCAR driver #24 Jeff Gordon will work you through an all-new interactive 3D menu interface, the game's major features and advise you throughout your career.

SEGA's Games Convention 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Judy on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 1:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

'Advanced Tactics: World War II' - v1.20 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 27, 2008 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Advanced Tactics is a robust interface and flexible gaming system that will allow for addicting, but realistic, recreation of a variety of historical periods and even some fictional ones! The 1.20 update brings new support for weather seasons, diplomacy, sharing line of site, nukes, and also fixes a handful of issues and increases PBEM security.