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Southpeak Interactive's E3 2008 Lineup - Screens

by Judy on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 9:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens from Southpeak Interactive's E3 2008 lineup:

'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09' (ALL) Enhanced GamerNet Features - Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 8:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 will feature dynamic, personalized gameplay via Tiger Woods' personal coach, Hank Haney, a more intuitive and customized EA Sports GamerNet++ experience as well as an all-new game engine powering online play.

Various Game Trailers #1402

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 8:10 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:

  • Afrika [PS3] - Trailer [JAP]
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa [ALL] - Trailer
  • Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising [ALL] - Tank Fire Trailer
  • Flower, Sun and Rain [NDS] - Trailer


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

'Rise Of The Argonauts' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 8:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters' Rise Of The Argonauts is an action/rpg, developed by Liquid Entertainment, set in ancient Greece where you will embark on an epic quest, and encounter legendary figures such as Jason, Hercules and Atalanta.

Thai Teen Kills Cabbie, Blames 'Grand Theft Auto IV', Game Pulled

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 7:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Thai 18-year-old high school student confessed to robbing and murdering a 54-year-old taxi driver with a knife on Monday, claiming he wanted to find out if it was as easy in real life to rob a taxi as it was in GTA IV. Police said the teen was an obsessive player of the video game, showed no sign of mental problems and confessed committing the crime explicitly because of the game. If found guilty, he faces death by lethal injection. Thailand currently has no game ratings, but the Thai distributor dropped the game due to this incident.

'Space Siege' - 14 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A game of tactics, combat-heavy action, and decision making, Space Siege is an all-new sci-fi themed action-RPG. At your disposal will be futuristic weapons and armor, cybernetic upgrades and a robotic partner that you can customize and command.

'Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad' (X360) Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 5:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zombies across America will meet their match as D3Publisher is not only bringing the popular bikini-clad samurai sisters Aya and Saki to our shores in Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers on the Wii, but also prepping an Xbox 360 version under the Bikini Samurai Squad name.

'Eternal Poison' (PS2) Coming to North America - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 5:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atlus U.S.A. announced Eternal Poison, released in Japan as Poison Pink, delivering a riveting narrative with sweeping themes and memorable characters, complimented by classic tactical gameplay and a uniquely dark aesthetic. Prepare yourself for an adventure rife with action and intrigue in this grand strategy RPG drama.

'Battlefield Heroes' Overwhelmed By Beta Test Demand, Goes Belly Up

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 5:01 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield Heroes is an all-new Play 4 Free cartoon-style shooter that will bring classic Battlefield gameplay to an all new mass audience, featuring a built-in matchmaking system to ensure that players of equal skill are paired together for fair play. There were so many people waiting to win a Beta key that the server basically...up and croaked, so EA will be doing some maintenance and be back up & running in a dew days.

'BioShock' (PS3) Trophy Details #2 - Screens

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

A narrative-driven action experience BioShock allows players to do the impossible as they journey through an amazing, immersive and terrifying world. The PS3 version of 2K's genetically enhanced story-driven action game is getting new features and content, including three categories of trophies...

Midway's Q2 2008 Financial Result Shows Increased Loss, Decreased Revenue

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 3:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway released its Q2 2008 financial results revealing net revenues dropped from Q2 2007's $31.8 million to $23.4 million, albeit ahead of the estimated $18 million. Losses more than doubled from Q2 2007's $14.3 million to $34.8 million.

'Skate 2' (PS3/X360) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 3:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set five years after the original, San Vanelona's been rebuild after it was hit by a natural disaster. Skate 2 will sport a Tiger Woods-like character editor, allow you to play as a girl, and have no load times when teleporting to a session marker. The game now also allows you to get off your skateboard and move objects around in the world to open new pathways, while pedestrians will automatically move out of your way.

'Universal Combat: Collector's Edition' - v1.00.08 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 2:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

UCCE includes new and improved technologies from all previous Battlecruiser / Universal Combat titles as well as various other enhancements and content. This v1.00.08 patch fixes various multiplayer issues, and makes a few other tweaks.

'Galactic Command: Echo Squad SE' - v2.11.02 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Galactic Command: Echo Squad SE puts the player in the cockpit of an Echo fighter, where they'll lead the Galactic Command squadron in massive scale aerial and space combat engagement. This patch improves multiplayer performance, and fixes various bugs/crashes.

'Way of the Samurai 3' (PS3) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 1:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

While there is no official announcement yet, Acquire is developing the next installment in the Way of the Samurai franchise, currently only scheduled for release in Japan this fall. Way of the Samurai 3 will feature over 100 weapons for you to wield in defense of the poor, lonely, while fending off rivaling samurai clans.

'Uncharted: Drake's Fortune' (PS3) Gets v1.01 Patch That Adds Trophies

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 1:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A 400-year-old clue in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets modern-day fortune hunter Nathan Drake on an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. As we mentioned last week, Naughty Dog has released a 13mb patch (v1.01) for Uncharted adding 48 trophies. Unfortunately these are not retroactive, so you'll need to replay the game.

'Deer Hunter Tournament' (X360/PC) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 12:02 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The evolution of virtual hunting has finally arrived as Deer Hunter Tournament gives players a chance to experience the most intense virtual hunting experience. Deer Hunter Tournament is designed to create a massive network of Deer Hunter players by offering for the first time in hunting games organized, constantly updated online tournaments for both Xbox Live and PC.

'R-Type Dimensions' (XBLA) Revealed

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the Office of Film and Literature, Australian equivalent of the ESRB, Tozai Games, currently already working on Lode Runner for Xbox Live Arcade, will be bringing R-Type Dimensions to XBLA as it has just been given a "general" classification. For the people not in the know, R-Type is Irem’s legendary coin operated side-scrolling shoot'm up (aka schmup) arcade game that has been around since the 80s.

'Atlantica Online' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 11:10 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.

'The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft' Also Coming to the Wii

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft is an adventure game that remains true to the original stories and characters with varied environments, challenging and thought provoking puzzles in an easy-to-use gaming interface.

'Battlefield: Bad Company' (ALL) Conquest Mode This Week - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 10:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield: Bad Company, using DICE's new Frostbite game engine, drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge. On August 7th, players worldwide will get to experience the intense rush as they tackle online play in a whole new way with Conquest mode that will be released as a free download.

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) Cagney Update Rolled Out On Xbox Live

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City's seamless racing battleground, with traffic-heavy roads to abuse. While Criterion release the Cagney update on PS3 last month, adding 3 brand new FreeBurn game modes, 2 new cars, 70 new challenges, and the usual fixes and tweaks, it took until today for the X360 version of the update to become available.

'Braid' (XBLA) This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 10:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Braid is a unique 2-D puzzle-platform experience that bends all the rules with the manipulation of time. Braid plays with the conventions of video games while posing truly challenging puzzles for the platform gamer.

'Stormrise' (PS3/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stormrise is an real time strategy console title offering fans of the classic RTS genre an immersive and dramatic twist whilst challenging the conscience. Experience the heat of the battlefield by leading your troops from the front line, instead of the traditional way of controlling the units from a detached view point.

'Supernova 2: Spacewar' (PC) Gets Updated, Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 9:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Supernova 2: Spacewar is a sci-fi strategy game featuring a main part mainly based on the macromanagement of your space empire, and a classical turn based wargame part when a fight occurs.

'Monster Madness: Grave Danger' (PS3) - 5 Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Madness: Grave Danger follows in the footsteps of Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia with 4 player co-op gameplay, an all new polished look and a number of new/improved features. Based on fan feedback from the original every Zombie, Werewolf and Vampire has been recalled to square one.

'Alone in the Dark' (ALL) And 'WALL-E' (ALL) Demos on Xbox Live

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 9:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Alone in the Dark is a heart-stopping survival experience realized through combining the use of real-time physics and environmental interaction to deliver an action-orientated experience within a detailed, open environment. WALL-E is a fast-paced adventure based on the recent Disney/Pixar film allowing fans to explore 10 worlds filled with non-stop action and adventure, along with head-to-head multiplayer challenges.

'Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI' (ALL) Coming to Europe - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 9:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RTK XI presents the most visually captivating evolution in the history of the series, featuring an artistic style evocative of classical Chinese ink-paintings, and with debates and duels now rendered in real-time 3D animation.

'Total Extreme Wrestling 2008' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Grey Dog Software's latest sports management simulation title, Total Extreme Wrestling 2008, allows you to take on the role of a wrestling promoter, where it is up to you to try and steer your chosen company to the top of the industry.

'Kudos 2' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 9:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Positech Games' Kudos 2 is a turn-based life-simulation strategy game that puts you in control of a single character and manages their life from age 20 to 30.

'Dark Horizon' Pins Down Release Date

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Paradox Interactive Dark Horizon is a stark and atmospheric space combat simulation that aims to hurl its audience through an action-packed adventure, piloting its own ship through the perils that only space could have to offer.

Immersion Games Opens New Studio in Mexico

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Immersion Games, known for CellFactor and the upcoming Monster Madness, announces the opening of a new developing studio in Mexico, the development of new game titles, two strategic alliances and a plan to consolidate as one of Latin America's most important videogame developers and IP creators.

'A Kingdom for Keflings' (XBLA) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 5:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Kingdom for Keflings is a city-building title that puts players in the shoes of a giant who has the ability to design and construct an intricate city for the local Keflings. Each giant starts out with a small handful of helpful Keflings who help build the kingdom from the ground up.

PSP Preview - 'Resistance: Retribution'

by Thomas Wilde on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Resistance: Retribution is a PSP exclusive third-person adventure with an all new story, levels, weapons and enemies, as well as a proprietary targeting system and game engine that pushes the system to its limit, allowing more detailed characters, special effects, and terrain that captures the look and feel of the Resistance universe.

'Fallout 3' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 4:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

Wii Shop Channel Adds Two Classics and a New WiiWare Title

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 4:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Today Nintendo added two classics and two WiiWare titles to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: Wild West Guns (Wiiware),Sonic The Hedgehog (VC) and Splatterhouse 2 (VC).

'Darksiders: Wrath of War' (PS3/X360) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Darksiders: Wrath of War is an action/adventure game that gives players the ability to experience the supernatural destructive power of WAR, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, as he explores a demon ravaged world -- seeking revenge and ultimate redemption with a vast array of modern and mythical weaponry.

T3 Entertainment Continuing 'Hellgate: London' and 'Mythos' Development?

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 3:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

All but shut down, Flagship Studios has laid off most of its employees and ceased development on Hellgate: London and Mythos. Korean publisher T3 Entertainment has recently acquired a controlling stake in Asian distributor Hanbitsoft, which claims to have the rights to both aforementioned titles. T3 Entertainment is searching for creative minds to passionately continue development of Hellgate: London and Mythos in its newly opened studio in San Francisco, CA, the hometown of Flagship Studios.

'Drakensang: The Dark Eye' - German Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 3:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Drakensang: The Dark Eye, developed by Radon Labs, brings back epic party-based RPG gameplay in a breathtakingly detailed world, based on one of the world’s biggest pen & paper franchises.

'Empire: Total War' - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 2:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empire: Total War, the new installment in The Creative Assembly’s Total War RTS franchise, will maintain the series 3D battles, grand turn based campaign map and rich historical flavor while for the first time introducing 3D naval combat into the series.

'Ironclads: American Civil War' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 2:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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

PS3/X360 Review - 'NCAA Football 09'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 2:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

NCAA Football 09 focuses on wide-open collegiate style gameplay featuring unique animations that you will only find in college football, unveiling the new Break Away Animation Engine which allows gamers to break in and out of moves.

LucasArts' E3 2008 Lineup - Screens & Trailers

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 12:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Check out the following new screens & trailers from LucasArts' E3 2008 lineup:

NDS Review - 'Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 3'

by Richard Poskozim on Aug. 4, 2008 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Tamagotchi Connection: Corner Shop 3 for the NDS features the most robust store lineup to date, with 13 brand new shops to run and expand, a park to design and visit, and the ability to trade journals with your friends wirelessly.