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THQ Developing New 'Warhammer 40K' (PS3/X360) Game

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 7:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has had Games Workshop's Warhammer 40K license for quite a while and released a slew of RTS titles with the Dawn of War series, is currently developing Dawn of War II, as well as an MMO in that same universe. THQ Australia is currently recruiting a lead artist, a lead animator, environmental artist, senior designer, audio designer programmer and QA lead for a next-gen brutal, intimate melee combat game based on the IP.

Atari Germany Signs 'Scorpion' - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 6:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future, terrorists and gangs control most of the cities inhabited with innocent and defenseless citizens. What makes it even worse is a nano-virus acquired by criminals and questioning survival of mankind. You are Scorpion, an operative tasked to exterminate a dangerous virus and save people.

Various Game Trailers #1421

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 6:54 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:

  • Blackstar Chronicles - Teaser Trailer
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed [ALL] - Felucia Level Trailer
  • X³: Terran Conflict - Trailer
  • Dead Space [ALL] - Animated Comic #5
  • Tomb Raider: Underworld [ALL] - Thailand Trailer #3


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

'Saints Row 2' (PS3/X360/PC) Collector's Edition Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Saints Row 2 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. The Col. Ed. includes the game, 1GB Gold Bullet USB 2.0 Memory Stick, artbook, Stilwater map poster, 3rd Street Saints Poster, and exclusive content, including buddy icons and wallpapers, the packaging molded in the shape of a gun.

Strategy First's Take No Prisoners 20 Game Strategy Pack for Download

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 6:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strategy First has launched a Take No Prisoners 20 pack promo campaign offering twenty of its games for the low price of $69.99. This limited offer includes titles from the Jagged Alliance Series, Disciples Series, Combat Mission Series, and Space Empires Series, and offers you a saving of $185 if you order now.

'Wizard101' School of Death Magic Details - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 5:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

KingsIsle Entertainment's Wizard101 is an elaborate 3D virtual world in which magic and sorcery come to life as players embark on a quest that involves a massive cast of good, evil and frequently silly characters.

Legacy Interactive Offering Microids Titles For Digital Download

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 5:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legacy Interactive has signed an agreement with Encore to distribute Microïds adventure video games as digital downloads in North America, including Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon, and Benoit Sokal's Sinking Island.

PlayStation Store Gets The Last Guy, Warhawk Booster, Tracks, And Demos

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content starting with The Last Guy ($9.99), Warhawk Fallen Star Pack ($7.99), Rock Band Locksley Pack (She Does, Don’t Make Me Wait, Don’t Make Me Wait, All Over Again, $0.99/$2.99) as well as demos for SoulCalibur IV and NHL 09. To top it all off, there's a bunch of game & movie trailers, PS3 themes and wallpapers.

'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames' (ALL) - 6 New Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 2:26 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.

Thursday, August 28, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Judy on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 2:25 p.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:

'NFL Head Coach 09' (PS3/X360) Demo on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Put on your headset, grab your clipboard and see if you have what it takes to be the boss in NFL Head Coach 09, giving gamers the power to make decisions that define their career and ultimately the fate of their franchise as a head coach in the NFL.

'Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee' and 'Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus' Get Steamed

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 12:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Oddworld Inhabitant's classic action adventure titles Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee and Abe's Exoddus, ported from PS2 to PC by Digital Dialect, are now available via Steam, Valve's digital delivery service. The individual titles are available for $9.99, and a combo "Oddworld Pack" is available for just $14.99. To celebrate the launch, an additional 10% off these prices until Sept 4.

'Dragon Age: Origins' - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Software Pirates Sent to Jail, The ESA Rejoices

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Entertainment Software Association today applauded the recent sentencing of two convicted pirates to significant prison time, sending a clear message that intellectual property theft and game piracy are serious offenses.

'SBK-08 Superbike World Championship' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 11:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Conspiracy has entered into a publishing agreement to bring Black Bean's fast paced racing game SBK08 Superbike World Championship, developed by Milestone, to North America. SBK08 is the officially licensed WSBK, and will storm the next-gen consoles with brand new features and enhancements.

'Spore' (NDS/PC) Now Available for Pre-Load

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 11:25 a.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. From today on, fans who pre-ordered the game from the EA Store can pre-load the game, and be ready for launch.

'Raven Squad: Operation Hidden Dagger' (X360/PC) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 10:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the near future Raven Squad is a unique blending of RTS and FPS genres, as the game puts you in control of two groups of mercenary squads who crash land behind enemy lines in the Amazonian jungles. It will require tactical planning and a liberal amount of brute force to escape to safety.

'Rock Band 2' (ALL) to Get Foo Fighters, RHCP, Vaughn, Megadeth Albums

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 10:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rock Band 2 builds upon the first music game to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features. According to Entertainment Weekly, RB2 will get full albums from Foo Fighters, Chillis, Vaughn, Megadeth, Jane's Addiction, and a No Doubt compilation album.

'X-Blades' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 10:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

X-Blades, previously known as Oniblade, is a third-person, anime-style action/adventure. Your heroine wields two magical blades that can be used as swords or guns, and has magical abilities, all of which are upgradeable.

'Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings' (NDS/PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 10:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A listing on the European game rating board PEGI, the ESRB's counterpart, reveals that LucasArts might be working on yet another game in the Indiana Jones franchise. Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, to be published by LucasArts' European distributor Activision, is supposedly an action game in development for the NDS and PSP. No further details were provided but it is know that LucasArts is working on an untitled Indiana Jones title for X360 and PS3.

'Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball' (PS3/X360) also Coming to the Wii - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blazing Lizard’s inaugural title Pirates vs. Ninjas series allows up to eight players to compete in the ultimate playground sport as some of the world’s most recognizable icons. Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball will be coming to Wii with all new teams and modes.

'Ninja Gaiden II' (X360) Sells Over One Million Copies

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A sequel to the original Xbox title, Ninja Gaiden 2 has players once again assuming the role of Ryu Hayabusa as they guide the ninja hero on a quest to avenge his clan and prevent the destruction of the human race. TECMO/Team NINJA announced that, since its release in June 2008, Ninja Gaiden II has sold over one million copies worldwide

'Runes of Magic' Housing Details - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 600 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

'Pure' (PS3/X360/PC) Soundtrack Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pure takes quad racing to a new level, featuring massive jumps and spectacular airborne tricks in memorable, photo-realistic settings all over the globe. PURE's soundtrack is filled with a wide variety of new artists ranging from house and electronic to hip-hop and metal

'Ninjatown' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SouthPeak Games' Ninjatown, based on the Shawnimals' designer toy line, is na action strategy title where you have to defend your peaceful town from Mr. Demon, using each of the ninja's unique skills and powers.

'Dominions 3: The Awakening' - v3.20 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dominions 3: The Awakening is a turn-based strategy game set in a world of epic struggle between men, monsters, and gods. This v3.20 patch contains a mixture of cool new features and the elimination of a number of bugs.

'Rocket Bowl' (X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 9:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A refreshing twist on a classic sport, Rocket Bowl offers a '50s 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!

Xbox 360 Preview - 'Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Gamers are invited to return to magical Piñata Island where unfortunately not all is well. Professor Pester, along with his gang of Ruffians, have wiped out Piñata Central’s computer records, which poses a threat to parties everywhere.

'Unsolved Crimes' (NDS) Goes Gold - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 6:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire Interactive's new character-driven crime detective adventure, Unsolved Crimes, brings a new level of gaming excitement to the NDS integrating the thrills of an action game with the mental challenges of a 3D crime investigation.

'Guitar Hero: World Tour' (ALL) Gets Euro Date, No Longer Includes PC

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 5:30 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). Activision has issued an updated release schedule revealing World Tour is scheduled in Europe for Nov. 7, and also lists a PC version, confirming an earlier rumor.

UPDATE: Activision revised the list and removed the PC edition.

'Aion: The Tower of Eternity' - 35 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Aion is the ultimate MMORPG with strengthened interaction between players. Aion’s world consists of 3 realms - the heavens, the devildom and the dragon realm. Players will experience dynamic communications with the world of Aion as they conduct strategic battles.

'Clutch' Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 4:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Game Factory Interactive announces Clutch, a hardcore vehicular combat racing game developed by Targem Games, known for Hard Truck Apocalypse and Battle Mages.

'AQUA' (X360/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Games Distillery's AQUA is an action-arcade title in a Victorian-era-inspired maritime setting featuring appealing storytelling and gigantic steamships going into battle.

Gears of War 2' (X360) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 4:23 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 (thanks SpaceCat).

'Tim Stockdale's Riding Star' (NDS/PS2/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 3:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The game draws its inspiration from equestrian Tim Stockdale's 20 years representing the UK, to recreate the sport perfectly. Fulfilling every young girl’s dream of riding a horse, Tim Stockdale's Riding Star captures the sport beautifully in Show jumping, Dressage and Cross Country modes.

'Castle Crashers' (X360) Experiencing Multiplayer Issues

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 3:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Castle Crashers is a four-player game for the Xbox Live Arcade, where players are knights on a quest to regain a stolen idol. Embark on the adventure on your own or with up to three friends and discover the mind-boggling magic and mystery in the mythical world. A victim of its own success, the servers are flooded with players, which is causing multiplayer connectivity issues.

'Defense Grid: The Awakening' Making Its Debut at PAX - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Indie developer Hidden Path Entertainment's Defense Grid: The Awakening, powered by Emergent’s Gamebryo engine, is a unique spin on tower defense gameplay that will appeal to players of all skill levels.

NDS Review - 'Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 2:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Izuna 2: The Unemployed Ninja Returns combines zany characters and hilarious dialogue with hardcore dungeon RPG gameplay, making it stand out from the crowd with more game content, combat options, a unique and memorable RPG experience.

'Meteos Wars' (XBLA) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 2:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Meteos Wars is a puzzle game where the story, situation and environments formulate one explosive adventure! Take a ride through this intergalactic journey where you slide, stack and ignite your blocks to blast away the world-ending meteors!

Gamecock Announces PAX 2008 Lineup

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 1:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following in the footsteps of prospectors and frontiersman of years past, Gamecock Media Group is saddling up and heading west – to PAX of course (Seattle, Friday, Aug. 29 - Aug. 31, 2008) where it will show off Mushroom Men, Pirates vs Ninjas Dodgeball, Legendary, and Velvet Assassin.

'Eternal Eden' Launches Next Month - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 1:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eternal Eden is a fantastic RPG for the casual gamer, in the vein of old-school classics such as the vein of Zelda and Final Fantasy, completely packed with a large assortment of puzzles, complex riddles, and strategic battles against mythical enemies!

'Magi-Nation' Gets Major Upgrade With Enhanced PvP And In-game Chat

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 1:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Magi-Nation online role-playing adventure is based on the popular children’s animated television series of the same name, which follows the adventures of 15-year-old Tony Jones, an average teen from Earth who finds himself mysteriously transported to the magical world of Magi-Nation.

'Empires in Arms' - v1.03.14 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 1:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empires in Arms in a grand strategy turn-based race to prove which nation is the greatest in Europe. In a bid for mastery over the continent, players can succeed where Napoleon failed or try to stop the military genius quicker than his historical enemies could! This v1.03.14 update addresses dozens more issues, multiple AI improvements and a few other overall enhancements.

'Interzone Futebol' (PC) Gets Paul Oakenfold Score

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2008 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Interzone Futebol is a virtual world game centered on the world's most popular sport, futebol (soccer in the U.S.). The first city in this virtual world is Rio de Janeiro, and includes not only player-controlled futebol action and competitions, but also includes a 3D world of Rio complete with neighborhoods, shops, social interaction with friends, and the club scene.