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'Armored Core for Answer' (PS3/X360) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 5:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft will publish From Software's 13th installment in its mech-based combat franchise, Armored Core for Answer.

Various Game Trailers #1430

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 4:57 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:

  • LittleBigPlanet [PS3] - Sackboy Documentary Trailer
  • Far Cry 2 [ALL] - Africa Diary Trailer #1
  • NBA Live 09 [Wii] - Trailer
  • Away: Shuffle Dungeon [NDS] - Trailer #2
  • NBA 09: The Inside [PS3] - The Life Trailer #2
  • Quantum of Solace [ALL] - Movie to Game Trailer
  • Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals [NDS] - Making Of Trailer #2
  • Stormrise [PS3/X360/PC] - GC08 Trailer


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

'Ninjatown' (NDS) Sneak Peak Tour - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 4:56 p.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. Souhtpeak will be showing off Ninjatown in San Francisco, New York & Chicago, read more for details ...

Xbox 360 Sales Surge After Price Drop

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 4:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Coming off the heels of the console price drop last week, Xbox 360 sales have surged, with retailers reporting over 100% sales lift for all Xbox 360 models compared to the previous weekend, according to Microsoft . Additionally, retailers are reporting that between Friday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 7, some Xbox 360 models were selling at six times the rate they were the weekend prior.

'Sudoku for Kids' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sudoku for Kids is a new, fun, puzzle learning experience title encompassing the Sudoku experience that will captivate young minds. A slick and colorful brain teaser combines learning and logic skills through pattern/shape recognition.

'Battle of the Immortals' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 4:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battle of the Immortals is an MMORPG with a distinctive background that includes elements from Norse Mythology and the Qin Dynasty. The game will incorporate elements from both western and eastern cultures by representing historical themes and abundant mythological missions and mysterious adventures.

'Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ultima Online’s upcoming Stygian Abyss expansion adds a newly-playable Gargoyle race, never-before seen spells, powerful new weapons and armor, an expansive and dangerous dungeon, and a variety of new, tough-as-nails monsters.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets A Collector's Edition

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 2:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Red Faction: Guerrilla is a open-world third-person shooter set 50 years after the climactic events of the original, returning to Mars and once again re-defining the limits of destruction-based game-play. The $89.99 Col. Ed. includes the game, a hand painted mining walker figurine, art book and bonus DVD.

'Winx Club: Mission Enchantix' (NDS) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 1:54 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Winx Club: Mission Enchantix features a mix of puzzles and exploration, an expanded Magic Closet mode where you can design your own outfits and share them with friends, and an all new mode dedicated to accessing Winx Club artwork, videos and music!

'FIFA 09' (PC) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 1:35 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. While the console versions aren't due until tomorrow, this PC demo includes 6 teams playable in 3 modes.

'Warrior Epic' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warrior Epic is a free to download & play online action/RPG set in an original fantasy universe, where players can utilize a wide selection of warrior classes to go out raiding dungeons in a variety of novel environments. Warrior Epic let you play co-op campaigns or slug it out with friends in PVP.

Math-Based Video Game Added to NY Public Schools' Curricula

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Broward County Public Schools announced that it will begin delivering supplemental pre-algebra and algebra concepts to students at 24 middle schools using Tabula Digita's DimensionM video gaming software.

'The Legend of Kage 2' (NDS) -10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 11:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With rich, elaborate stages and a compelling story that follows the tale of two protagonists, The Legend of Kage 2 breathes renewed excitement into the classic action adventure experience.

NCSoft Promotes From Within, Consolidates Western Entities

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCsoft announced the formation of NC West, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NCsoft with operating responsibility for western regions including the US and Europe.

'The Hardy Boys: The Hidden Theft' (Wii/PC) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 11:29 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.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' (ALL) Scores 2.3 Million Demo Downloads

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 10:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set between the largely unexplored era between Ep III and Ep IV, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader's "Secret Apprentice" and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. LucasArts happily let us know that last week's demo was downloaded no less than 2.3 million times.

'Theatre of War 2: North Africa 1943' Accuracy & Impovements - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 10:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Theatre of War 2 is a 3D RTS that covers events of 1943, the operations in Tunisia. Players will have the option to lead the German Afrika Korps of Rommel, supported by Italian military contingent, in their last full-scale attack or be at the head of the opposing English and American armies.

'The Political Machine 2008' Gets Updated With New Features And Running Mates

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

The Political Machine 2008 is a strategy game that lets gamers take a shot at running for President, allowing you to design a candidate or choose a pre-existing one and campaign across the country against either a human opponent or a computer controlled opponent.

'Pirate Party: Adventures of the Black Corsair' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens

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

Lighthouse Interactive announced that it has acquired the worldwide rights to Virtual Identity's family friendly action adventure party game Pirate Party: Adventures of the Black Corsair.

'Mortyr: Operation Thunderstorm' - v1.01a Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 10:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Mortyr: Operation Thunderstorm you are part of an elite British team sent out to "terminate" three key officials of the Third Reich in an attempt to end World War 2.

'Skate City Heroes' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 9:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Skate City Heroes fans get the feel of skateboarding as players can get up on their feet and use the Wii Balance Board accessory, bringing action and innovation into the living room for the whole family.

'Cesar Millan's Dog Whisperer' (NDS/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cesar Millan's Dog Whisperer uses interactive games to teach Cesar Millan's methodology and help owners understand how their dogs' minds work. The player is confronted with 40 different common dog issues and, using Cesar Millan's guidance, learns how to deal with each of them.

NDS Preview - 'Princess Debut'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 9:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

In Princess Debut, players find themselves in a fantasy world where they have 30 days to get ready for the big ball; they'll have to master their dance moves and win over one of the six handsome princes to be their partner.

'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) Co-op Enabled Demos Coming

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Valve revealed it plans to release a demo on both platforms, probably including the much features Hospital level, playable both offline (singleplayer) and in co-op.

'Empires of Steel' Gets Random Map Generator - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Empires of Steel is a turn-based game of world conquest set in the 20th century. Players command various ground, armored, naval and airforce units against up to 20 human or computer-controlled (Artificial Intelligence) opponents.

'FIFA 09' (ALL) Demos Coming Tomorrow, Including PC

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 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.

'The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 8:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria expands the online world of Middle-earth to let players explore the ancient underground cities of the dwarves, battle epic characters in the depths, face off with the Watcher, be a part of the fateful release of Durin’s Bane and more!

'Fracture' (PS3/X360) Demo Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 8:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Reshape the battlefield - and the fate - of a broken nation in Fracture, Pacifica and the Atlantic Alliance, boast soldiers with powers beyond those of ordinary men. The differing states of superhumanity result in balanced yet stylistically different combat tactics that have never been seen before.

'PopStar Guitar' (PS2/Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 6:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PopStar Guitar features songs from top pop music stars including 3 Doors Down, Simple Plan, Blink 182 and many more, allowing players to unlock their inner pop celebrity and star as the lead guitarist in their very own band.

'Demigod' Pre-Order Beta Goes Live

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 5:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in an future-fantasy world, Demigod is a team-based action/RPG/RTS hybrid game that casts you as a hero waging war to obtain a position within the pantheon of gods. As promised, people who pre-ordered the game, can now try out the beta.

'Masters of Belial' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 4:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Masters of Belial is a multiplayer-only Action Strategy RPG game, developed by Brain Seal using Microsoft's XNA development platform, that takes place in an ancient world that is controlled by spirits that call themselves Angels.

'Samba De Amigo' (Wii) Developer Diary #3

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 4:46 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.

'Warhammer: Battle March' (ALL) v2.14 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 4:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer: Mark of Chaos - Battle March builds upon the original's tactical foundation to offer new units for each army as well as an original campaign and new online modes. This v2.14 fixes gameplay/balance issues, GUI, sound and various other ailments.

'SingStar ABBA' (PS2/PS3) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yesterday SCEA announced Singstar Country, today SCEE brings us Singstar ABBA, a collaboration to bring the band’s best loved tracks to SingStar, allowing PS2/PS3 owners to sing along with some of the most iconic pop tracks of all time including ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’, ‘Waterloo’ and ‘Dancing Queen’.

'WorldShift' v1.0.21 Patch Details - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WorldShift is a next-generation, cyber-fantasy RTS game set in a dark future of Earth, where today's civilization is only a fading mysterious legend. The upcoming v1.0.21 patch will add fixes, tweaks, a new Bridges of Trial map.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 3:51 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:

'Warriors Orochi 2' (PS2/X360) Also Coming to PSP

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 3:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors meet again in an unforgettable crossover event. Adding a Versus mode, characters from both franchises must team up to wage war against a new, powerful force. Gone gold yesterday for PS2 and X360, the latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu reveals a PSP version is also in the works, currently scheduled for release in Asia Nov. 27, 2008.

'wipEout HD' (PS3) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 3:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

wipEout HD features a selection of the best tracks taken from previous versions of the Wipeout franchise, offering meticulously crafted and fully reworked tracks.

'Velvet Assassin' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Delayed

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 2:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in WW2, Velvet Assassin is a 3rd person shooter combining intense battles with guerrilla missions, featuring extensive stealth elements and challenging puzzles. The Euro version has been delayed until Q1 2009 to coincide with the North American launch.

PC Review - 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'Combat Arms' Coming to Europe, Beta Starts in October - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 2:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nexon's free-to-play online FPS Combat Arms deploys players into a dangerous war zone teeming with soldiers of fortune looking to make a mark. Following the official launch in North America, the European closed beta test is slated for late October.

'The Conduit' (Wii) Gets Hollywood Music Score

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 1:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

High Voltage Software's The Conduit is a stunning action FPS that promises to provide some of the best visuals seen to date on the Wii, featuring terrifying alien creatures, an advanced AI System, and a rich, conspiracy-laden story. The Conduit has been scored by famed composer Diego Stocco, known for Transformers, Resident Evil: Extinction, Crank, Jumper, and SoulCalibur IV.

'Bleach: Dark Souls' (NDS) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 1:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bleach: Dark Souls will feature a multitude of enhancements to last year’s Bleach: The Blade of Fate including multiplayer games with expanded personalization features, brand new special Bankai moves, 30 new Spirit Cards, power-enhancing crystals, as well as seven new gameplay modes.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Galaga Legions'

by Mark Melnychuk on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 1:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Featuring table-turning game dynamics, updated graphics and vast waves of ferocious enemies, Galaga Legions was created by the same team that developed the Pac-Man Championship Edition for Xbox Live Arcade.

$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest Phase 1 Finalists #4

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 1:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic announced Phase 1 finalists for the Best Character/Customization Pack and Best Mutator category in its $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest.

Best of the Best in 'NHL 2K9' and 'NBA 2K9' Get to Join Team 2K

by Rainier on Sept. 10, 2008 @ 1:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports announced details on Team 2K, an elite group to be composed of the best players for both NHL 2K9 and NBA 2K9. Every week a dedicated player will be chosen to join Team 2K during a 10 week online contest beginning at launch for each respective title on both Xbox 360 and PS3.

'Metal Gear Online' (PS3) Gets Minor v1.12 Patch

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

Metal Gear Online is a dedicated online game featuring characters, weaponry and levels taken from and inspired by Metal Gear Solid 4, allowing up to 16 people to play simultaneously. Konami has rolled out a new patch bringing your MGO to v1.12 and fixes a few problems and makes several tweaks.