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.
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Bionic Commando Rearmed is a makeover of the classic 8-bit game originally released 20 years ago, but with updated visuals, new weapons, online rankings, a reworked musical score and the addition of a 2-player co-op mode.
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:
- Runes of Magic [PC] - Action Trailer
- Away: Shuffle Dungeon [NDS] - Trailer [JAP]
- MySims [PC] - Trailer
- Men of War [PC] - Good Moment Trailer
- Combat Mission Shock Force: Marines - Trailer (2)
- Bioshock [PS3] - Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
Outspark's Project Powder is the newest game in the company's growing virtual playground. Featuring intense racing action, realistic gameplay and fierce multiplayer battles for players of all experience levels, Project Powder is the perfect escape from the summer heat.
Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses. Blizzard is looking for a new Art Director for Diablo III to replace Brian Morrisroe who "recently resigned to form a startup technology company (outside the game industry)," so not because of the recent fan petition. Blizzard confirms it will have no affect on the current look of the game.
The Game Factory's Rubik's World is a collection of extremely addictive, easy-to-play 3D puzzle games that will increase in difficulty as the player delves deeper into this world.
Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content starting with issue #3 of its Qore magazine, addon/DLC for NASCAR 09 (2.49) and Snakeball ($1.99), GH III Interscope track pack ($6.25), System of A Down ($1.99) and Cruefest #2 ($2.99) tracks for Rock Band. More importantly the Home Theme that will allow you to join the beta, and the usual trailers, themes, and wallpapers.
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.
Later today, the PlayStation Store will be updated with a Home theme. By downloading the theme, users are submitting an application to join the PlayStation Home Beta test community. A variety of criteria, including activity on the PlayStation Network, will be used to determine eligibility for the Beta community, while existing beta testers automatically qualify for the new beta.
Spark Unlimited's FPS Legendary: The Box presents a world suddenly thrust into chaos and turmoil when ancient creatures of myth are unleashed into modern day society, and it is up to you, as the cause of it all, to stop it all.
Digital download portal GamersGate announced a partnership with 1C Company for the digital distribution of over a dozen PC titles, including Cryostasis, King's Bounty: The Legend, Men of War and Necrovision.
Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe and Gloria the Hippo are still stranded on Madagascar and attempt to leave. Unfortunately, their plane makes an emergency landing in the wilderness of Africa, where Alex meets the rest of his family and has trouble communicating with them after much of his time at the Central Park Zoo.
Atari UK announced Equestrian Training for the Nintendo DS, a title that will offer horse and riding fans the chance to learn everything about the equestrian world and test their knowledge through various exercises and exams.
Step into the world of Too Human, Silicon Knights' third-person epic action game. As the cybernetic god Baldur, players are thrust into the midst of an ongoing battle that threatens the existence of mankind.
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?
Warner Music Group CEO Edgar Bronfman is not happy with the amount of money games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band pay for licensed songs according to Reuters, saying "The amount being paid to the music industry, even though their games are entirely dependent on the content we own and control, is far too small." Warner label Roadrunner however has stated before that artists' albums, such as DragonForce, have seen a noticeable sales increase after appearing in Guitar Hero III.
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.
Birth of America II: Wars in America 1750-1815 is a new battle strategy game that allows players to experience historic wars in North America between the years of 1750 and 1815.
Fallen Earth is an MMOG set in a near future post-apocalyptic world where six factions are struggling to emerge from the collapse of civilization brought on by viruses and environmental disaster.
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation focuses on online play and the global community and clans that support it, with Tournaments, Clan Ladders, and Leader Boards. Additionally, players will be able to modify their appearance through facial and physical customization. North American fans who ore-ordered through Gamestop will get access to the beta on Sept .1st, while people that signed up for the SCEA's Qore PSN magazine will be allowed in Sept. 8, and it will run until Sept. 30.
Mushroom Men shows gamers the mundane world from the surreal perspective of a three-inch-high Mushroom Man. Unnoticed by humans, a war rages between the spore factions, and you, as a brave Bolete Mushroom Man, are given the opportunity to wreak havoc by transforming common household trinkets and trash into weapons and tools.
Guitar Hero: World Tour will feature vocals, drums, the ability to create your own songs (and upload them on GHTunes), 4 player on/offline co-op, and an 8 player battle of the bands multiplayer mode (4vs4). USA Today is reporting that former Black Sabbath lead singer Ozzy Osbourne, and current guitar shredder Zack Wilde, will be playable characters, as well as adding two tracks.
Yuke's announced that it will be publishing Neverland Card Battles in North America. The new title makes its debut on the PSP system, riding on the success of the original PS2 hit for the Japanese market, boasting an original Japanese art style and a cast of super-powered heroes and monsters.
Battlefield: Bad Company drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge. As promised, players worldwide can now tackle online play in a whole new way with Conquest mode that will be released as a free download.
Xing Interactive announce the forthcoming release of European Football Manager, a football management simulation with the option to play your own matches as a player coach/manager.
Get ready to journey through the lands, seas and skies of the vibrant Dragon Quest world with a trilogy of updates that bring three classic tales to NDS. With 3D graphics, newly animated monsters and dual screen presentation, the series promises to captivate an entirely new generation of players, as well as treat long-time fans to three beloved adventures.
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:
Steel yourself to face foes that no captain has ever bested before, in this perilous adventure of the enchanted worlds. Collect weapons, pick up crewmen, amass great riches and explore un-chartered seas. Learn the secrets of dozens of enemies as you cast off and set sail on a daring voyage of adventure and battle.
Damnation features open environments, frenetic combat, daredevil acrobatics and high-octane vehicle-based stunts. Presenting players with an intense test of reflexes, quick thinking and rapid-fire conflict, Damnation will feature vast landscapes, each covering miles of distance and thousands of vertical feet.
by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Aug. 7, 2008 @ 6:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
When a cataclysmic force merges conquerors from two universes, conflict is inevitable. Kombat forces friends to fight, worlds to collide, and unlikely alliances to be forged. In order to save all they know, the heroes and villains of Mortal Kombat must wage war against the combined might of the DC Universe.
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.
The Sims 2 Apartment Life brings the adventure, fun and drama of close quarters of apartment living to your Sims.
After a lengthy beta period, Bungie has finally released the official v1.08 patch for Gearbox's Halo PC port bringing your retail game to v1.08. This upgrade contains several fixes for server-crashing security bugs, and removes the cd check (but still requires a cd key for online play).
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.
A fresh way to learn exciting new games and activities emerges as EA's Casual Entertainment Label announces a series of For Dummies games for the PC and the NDS inspired by the famous For Dummies brand, starting with Poker For Dummies.
Since January 2008 10Tacle stocks plunged from its former high of 14€/share down to a historical low of less than 1€. Cause of the problem was twofold, various properties sold below expectations (Jack Keane, Warfront: Turning Point, Panzer Tactics) while other high profile/expensive titles (Elveon, Totems) got delayed. In March 2008 CEO Michele Pes was replaced by Joachim Magin who laid off 25% of its employees in a restructuring effort and canceled the acquisition of The Games Company. Fate of titles such as Black Prophecy, Elveon, Totems (studio had to shut down), Codename Panzers: Cold War is unknown.
Ascaron and AGEOD announced the historically accurate turn based strategy game, World War One, allowing players to take command of one of six Great nations including Britain, Germany and Russia, as they try to ensure victory and restore peace in Europe.
Ubisoft will publish From Software's 13th installment in its mech-based combat franchise, Armored Core for Answer.
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.
We Cheer gives players the chance to jump, shout and shake it all about just like a real cheerleader. By using two Wii Remotes as virtual pom-poms, wannabe cheerleaders follow on-screen commands to perform a variety of high-energy spins, kicks and twists, while taking part in professionally choreographed routines.
TotalBattleship is the classic naval strategy turn-based game of Battleship combined with modern warfare. Take part in epic battles with aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers, frigates, submarines and even seaborn aviation, using the state of art missile technology while deciphering morse code communications!
by Dustin Chadwell on Aug. 7, 2008 @ 3:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Supreme Commander features a riveting, action-packed storyline, ground-breaking gameplay and genre-defining online multiplayer battles. In the 37th Century, the galaxy is torn apart by three rival factions, each vying to eradicate its enemies from the universe, end the Infinite War and become the reigning power supreme.
Secret Agent Clank features a story that focuses on Clank as the central character. Delivering tongue-in-cheek humor, Secret Agent Clank takes cues from classic spy movies in an adventure that takes Clank to the far reaches of the galaxy to prove the innocence of his best friend, Ratchet.
Ubisoft has filed a lawsuit against Optical Experts Manufacturing, the North Carolina-based company it had used to makes copies of Assassin's Creed on PC. OEM failed to follow its own security measures and allowed an employee to take home a copy of the game, who then uploaded it on the internet six weeks before its official release. Ubisoft claims the leak was downloaded 700,000 times, costing the publisher millions of dollars, and is suing for breach of contract and negligence, asking for $10 million each.