'The Sims 2 Mansion and Garden Stuff' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 8:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Design impressive estates and meticulous gardens for your Sims with three all-new styles. Infuse your Sims' mansion with the intricate beauty of new Moroccan designs, add a touch of retro-modern style with stately and new Art Deco elements, or build in the imposing new Second Empire style.

'War Leaders: Clash of Nations' Goes Gold in Europe

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 8:29 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Leaders: Clash of Nations places gamers in the roles of the major leaders of WWII, including Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin. Political, diplomatic and economic decision making will be key to success, while sound tactical strategies will ensure victory. Available in Germany for month, the game has finally gone gold and will be out in Spain, Portugal, UK and Italy next month.

Various Game Trailers #1431

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 8:02 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:

  • Baja: Edge of Control [PS3/X360] - Trailer (3)
  • Saints Row 2 [ALL] - Co-Op Trailer
  • Things On Wheels [X360/PC] - Gameplay Trailer
  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin [ALL] - Name Change Trailer
  • Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa [ALL] - Trailer #2
  • Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood [NDS] - Exploration Trailer
  • Guitar Hero World Tour [ALL] - Ted Nudgent Trailer


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

'XIII Century: Death or Glory' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 7:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

XIII Century: Death or Glory is a 3D RTS that combines Risk-style global strategy gameplay with real-time tactical action, immersing you in the Middle Ages, into a world of noble knights, ruthless nomads, courageous deeds and internal wars.

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Ep.2 (ALL) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 3:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People is a story-driven series with a comic spin based on Matt and Mike Chapman's online animated series. The player uncovers each episode's comedic plot through character interaction, dialogue-based puzzles, and the use/abuse of inventory items.

'Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe' (ALL) Finalizes Character Roster

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 3:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Midway announced the complete cast of characters in Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe, adding Shao Kahn, Darkseid, Baraka and Lex Luthor.

PlayStation Store Gets Demos, Tracks, Jeopardy, PAIN Addon

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 3:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content starting with a Motorstorm demo (if you ordered Qore issue #4), Jeopardy! ($14.99), PAIN Amusement Park ($5.99), 3 PAIN characters ( $0.99 each), All That Remains trackpack for Rock Band ($2.99), Metallica's Death Magnetic album coming to GH III on Friday ($17.99), FIFA 09 and Guitar Hero: Aerosmith demo, and the usual slew of game & movie trailers, PS3 themes and wallpapers.

'Skate 2' (PS3/X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 3:32 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. Equipped with double the bag of tricks, gamers are tasked to rebuild their career and revive the New San Vanelona skate scene.

'Dynasty Warriors Multi Raid' (PSP) Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 3:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Seems KOEI is not only bringing Orochi Warriors 2 to the PSP, but also an adaptation of its Dynasty Warriors 6 title according to the latest issue of Shonen Jump, adding various new features, new stages, and an upgraded version of FW5's Musou Rage with super saiyan effects, and will have multiplayer and co-op support. Characters in Multi Raid have the ability to transform into a more powerful look, similar to the DragonBall Z titles (thanks Andreas).

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

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 2:21 p.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.

'Pet Pals: New Leash on Life' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 2:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pet Pals: New Leash on Life includes over 30 exciting new cases that were created by real veterinarians and lets aspiring vets (and all animal lovers) diagnose and treat over 15 different breeds of dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, iguanas, etc.

'Combat Mission Shock Force: Marines' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 2:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Combat Mission Shock Force: Marines is the first of several planned expansions of the Combat Mission contemporary warfare setting, adding a significant number of new formations, units, weapons, equipment and vehicles for both the US and Syrian sides, as well as brand new missions, maps and a campaign.

ZeniMax Online Studios Recruiting for Next-Gen MMO

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

ZeniMax Online, the sister company of Bethesda Softworks, is currently working on the next big MMOG, and are looking for talented developers to add to the team led by Matt Firor (former Mythic). Zenimax will be attending Austin GDC, so if you are experienced in Art, Programming, Design, Server Technology, Customer Support, QA and Marketing, look them up.

'FIFA 09' (ALL) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 12:10 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.

'Street Fighter' Movie Scheduled for Feb. 2009

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 11:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the franchise, the live-action Street Fighter film will be distributed in North America by 20th Century Fox in Feb. 2009. The movie, which began filming in March 2008, stars Kristin Kreuk (Chun-Li) and is directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak, known for Speed and Lethal Weapon 4. The Street Fighter storyline remains the same (the lead character searches for her father, who had mysteriously disappeared) and will show off exquisite action sequences.

'Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts' (X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 10:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts the famous bear and bird duo return for a unique adventure of epic proportions. The Lord of the Games is tired of the petty squabbling between Banjo and the evil witch Gruntilda (aka Grunty) over the years, and has arranged a showdown to decide the rightful owner of Spiral Mountain.

'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' Variety Map Pack Goes Half Price

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 10:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CoD 4: Modern Warfare is an action-thriller arming gamers with the most advanced and powerful arsenal of modern day firepower to fight a new war in the world’s most treacherous hotspots. Starting Sept. 12 through Sept. 14, the CoD 4 Variety Map Pack will be available for 400 Microsoft Points, coinciding with a Double XP Weekend.

'Kung Fu Panda: Legendary Warriors' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Playing the role of Po, Tigress, Monkey or Shifu, gamers must battle Tai Lung who is setting out to capture the Furious Five to harness their chi energy. The game lets players unleash acrobatic kung fu moves using the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to chop, kick and punch through hordes of opponents in an epic battle.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (ALL) Sponsors Death by Decibels Heavy Metal Tour

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests. cdv, in cooperation with Nuclear Blast Records and Relapse Records, is sponsoring the four band "Death by Decibels" heavy metal music tour.

'Skate City Heroes' (Wii) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 9:45 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.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky' - v1.5.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 9:26 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. This v1.5.04 patch improves performance, overall stability, fixes potential load/save issues, and balances multiplayer.

NDS Preview - 'Dragon Quest IV: The Chapters of the Chosen'

by Matt Olsen on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Get ready to journey through the lands, seas and skies of the vibrant Dragon Quest world with a trilogy of updates. 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.

PS3/X360 Preview - 'Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe'

by Matt Olsen on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009' (ALL) Road to Wrestlemania Mode - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 8:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 will unleash a new tag team experience, allowing players to build momentum and attributes, eliminate opponents with high impact double teams and finishers, as well as get the “hot tag” for the win.

'WorldShift' v1.0.21 Patches Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 7:57 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 new v1.0.21 patch adds fixes, tweaks, a new Bridges of Trial map.

'MotorStorm: Pacific Rift' (PS3) Gets Official Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 7:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

MotorStorm: Pacific Rift is moving from the rugged desert to a lush Pacific island with all of the vehicles familiar of the first game (ATVs, rally cars, buggies, motorbikes, race trucks, etc.), while adding a new monster truck class.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) Gets Playable Ted Nugent - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 7:40 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). Ted Nugent will lend his voice and likeness, joining the all-star cast of rock legends to be featured in the game including Jimi Hendrix, Ozzy Osbourne and Sting.

'Runes of Magic' Combat System - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 7:34 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.

'Mount & Blade' Secrets Of Battle Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 7:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mount & Blade is a single-player, third- or first-person action/role-playing game with a focus on medieval combat.

'Jeopardy!' Now on PlayStation Network - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 7:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players will experience all the excitement and fun of America’s Favorite Quiz Show as they compete on a photorealistic 3-D set that features clues from the hit TV show.

'Skate 2' (PS3/X360) Adds Goofy versus Regular Competition

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 6:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set five years after the original, San Vanelona's been rebuild after it was hit by a natural disaster. Equipped with double the bag of tricks, gamers are tasked to rebuild their career and revive the New San Vanelona skate scene.

'NCAA Basketball 09' (ALL) Announced, Cover Athlete Signed

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 6:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NCAA Basketball 09 will build upon authenticity by capturing the emotion, intensity, and atmosphere of a real college basketball game. Feel the excitement of game night with the band playing fight songs, the student section leading the cheers and popular ESPN college basketball broadcasters. Former UCLA student-athlete basketball star Kevin Love has been chosen for the cover.

'Street Gears' Adds More People to Beta - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 6:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on a persistent manga-style universe, Street Gears is a massively multiplayer roller game where players can challenge each others in races or tricks contests. Street Gears will be opened in its closed beta for a limited amount of players, from Sept. 10th to Sept. 19th, after which the open beta will be initiated.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Infinite Undiscovery'

by Reggie Carolipio on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 6:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'X3: Terran Conflict' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 3:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Egosoft's X³: Terran Conflict is a brand new, stand-alone game set in the universe of X³. It is the culmination of the X trilogy, with a grand finale that takes us all the way back to Earth's own solar system.

'PES 2009' (ALL) Signs UEFA, Liverpool, Manchester License - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 1:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PES 2009 has undergone a graphical update to ensure its players look and move even more like their real-life counterparts. Similarly, all-new options allow users to tailor the game to their own tastes, while new moves, innovative new control elements and key online elements will further the realism of the new game. Konami has signed a 4 year exclusive license with UEFA Champions League, and also locked down players, logos and emblems of Liverpool and Manchester United.

'Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine Online' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 1:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a fictional post-apocalyptic Tokyo, survivors attempt to restore the city by defeating demons and solving puzzles. Each player acts as a “Devil Buster.” Success relies on forming an alliance with demons or slaying them.

'Golden Axe: Beast Rider' (PS3/X360) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 1:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Golden Axe: Beast Rider, developed by Secret Level, delivers action-RPG thrills as a small band of Riders embark on an epic adventure to recruit allies, expose the enemy and prevent the annihilation of their breed.

'Maximum-Football 2' - v2.290 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 1:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Maximum-Football 2.0 allows players to experience the thrill of managing a team in any league from pee-wee to all-pro. The latest update includes a few gameplay tweaks and some improvements in recording statistics, especially with fumbles.

Thursday, September 11, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 11, 2008 @ 12:52 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:

  • Rock Band 2 (Xbox 360)

  • We will update this throughout the day when new announcements become available. Read more for details ...