The original 2D classic Mega Man returns, bringing the series back to its core with retro-action platform gameplay and NES-inspired old school graphics. Relive the Mega Man experience with maniacally themed environments, a host of power-ups, and classically inspired bosses, each with their own unique weapons and weaknesses.
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Rockstar is bringing its open-ended crime series to the PC with GTA IV, returning the franchise to New York situated around the Eastern European protagonist Nikolai. The PC edition comes with a replay editor with Rockstar Social Club integration, expanded multiplayer, higher resolution, and match filtering.
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:
- Cities XL - Trailer (2)
- Fracture [PS3/X360] - Weapons Trailer
- Skate it [NDS/Wii] - Real World Locations Trailer
- Sonic Unleashed [ALL] - Werehog Trailer
- Quantum of Solace [ALL] - Technology Trailer
- The Witcher: Enhanced Edition - Editor Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
Spell of Play Studios' T.W.T.P.B. is a shoot 'em in which you must protect the Empire from the numerously superior heretic alien forces. The word and force of the Emperor still rules the galaxy.
SCEA's SingStar Country delivers 30 hit songs from today's newest and hottest country artists including, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Faith Hill and more. Read more for the full list...
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.
More brash and aggressive than his Delta Force squadmate Nomad, you'll experience Psycho’s parallel story during the events of the original, finding that life on the other side of the island is even more intense and explosive than you could have imagined. Crysis Warhead will be available for pre-purchase this weekend, and expected to be released in mid September.
La Tale's whimsical art style and detailed 2D worlds bring a lighthearted touch to the MMORPG genre. Simple gameplay and intuitive quests make La Tale accessible for players of all ages, while a large, immersive world promise hours of entertainment.
MTV and Harmonix announced that next week's addition to the Rock Band Music Store will be Megadeth's 'Peace Sells...But Who’s Buying? album, as well as the Rock Band Tour 4-pack which includes the Cab's One of Those Nights, Dashboard Confessional's Hands Down, Panic! At the Disco's She’s a Handsome Woman” by Panic!, and Plain White T’s Natural Disaster.
Sandy Beach is a 3D sandcastle building Wiiware game that utilizes the Wiimote to form and detail elaborate sand castles, images of which can then be captured and saved to your photo gallery.
Stargate Worlds provides players with a form of ranged combat unique to MMORPG that will take full advantage of modern and science fiction weaponry, cover and terrain. Fans wanting to join the closed beta can sign up now, and FireSky revealed that the beta will open right before the game's official launch. Shortly after launch there will be downloadable content with new story lines, new worlds, new creatures to fight, two more levels, new abilities, new armor sets and new ways of exploring the universe.
In Lost in Blue: Shipwrecked, players will find themselves stranded on a mysterious island filled with lush forests, ancient ruins, and an active volcano. With the help of trusty pets and new friends, players can explore the mysteries of the island to find a way home, or make a new life for themselves and stay forever.
Later this fall Microsoft is overhauling the Xbox 360's dashboard, called the New Xbox Experience, changing the look of the user interface, adding new features, avatars and plenty more.
Buckle up and prepare to unleash anarchy in the ultimate burner’s paradise as Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. Criterion's Bikes Pack will add bikes, new modes, challenges, locations, as well as a night-time setting, coming Sept. 18 to XBL/PSN.
Relive the eighties with Intellivision Lives! Play more than 60 classic Intellivision games all in one package. In Destroy All Humans! you are Crypto, an alien warrior sent to Earth to clear the way for the Furon invasion force. Your mission is to infiltrate humanity, control them, harvest their brain stems, and ultimately destroy them. Both titles will be available through Xbox Live on Sept. 15th, 2008 for 1200 Microsoft Points.
Armed with iconic moves from rigorous assassin training, including “Curving Bullets” and “Bullet Explosion,” as well an arsenal of powerful, high-tech weapons, players will explore Wesley’s quest to becoming an unmatched uberassassin in fast-paced, action-packed combat against the world’s most notorious killers.
Disney Interactive Studios' Ultimate Band is an all new music experience giving gamers and music lovers of all ages the chance to realize their dream of becoming a rock legend when they build their own band or jam alone, all fueled only by the power of the WiiMote and the DS stylus.
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.
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. Pandemic has released a demo on Xbox Live, which will also be available on PSN Sept. 18.
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).
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.
RACE Pro recreates a breathtaking reality giving gamers the ultimate racing simulation experience with precision physics and handling. The game's been delayed until Jan. 2009 to ensure it reaches the highest possible standard of excellence, but SimBin confirmed a demo will hit XBL before Christmas.
Mount & Blade is a single-player, third- or first-person action/role-playing game with a focus on medieval combat.
by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 12, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
THQ's Saints Row 2 will offer vastly expanded customization options, a totally transformed and expanded city of Stilwater, all new vehicles, sandbox tools and toys as well as both online co-op and competitive multiplayer.
by Matt Olsen on Sept. 12, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World combines real-time combat, captivating storylines and remarkable graphics while introducing original elements that set a new standard for role-playing gameplay and interactive storytelling.
SCEA is hosting a LittleBigPlanet Game Jam at the Parsons The New School For Design in New York on Sept. 21-22. The contest will consist of a 24-hour LittleBigPlanet level design competition featuring more than 120 students from disciplines such as technology, music, fashion design, illustration and photography.
NHL 2K9 will offer fans the opportunity to play like the pros using the Wii Remote controller as a hockey stick, and play hockey in a wholly unique experience like never before.
While there is no official announcement yet, Sega is working on a new installment in the Phantasy Star franchise. Phantasy Star 0 supports Nintendo WiFi multiplayer and a Pictochat type chat system that supports sending of stylus sketches to other players.
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.
Ignition and SNK Playmore announced that they are bringing Samurai Shodown Anthology to Europe. Containing all 6 titles, the game's setting, use of sword based weapons and varied and memorable characters was a departure from other fighters when it first appeared in 1993.
Casual games publisher/developer Big Fish Games closed an $83.3 million common stock financing from Balderton Capital, General Catalyst Partners and Salmon River Capital that it intends to use to accelerate its global expansion.
MotoGP is the world's premier motorcycling championship consisting of 18 Grands Prix hosted around the globe, featuring the world's top motorcycle manufacturers who provide machinery for the world's best riders.
The Witcher Enhanced Edition, CD Projekt's action/RPG, adds changes to the game's mechanics, better graphics, shorter load times, improved stability, the recently released D'jinni mod editor, two new adventures, making of DVD, two soundtracks, etc.
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.
Activision has acquired music-based games developer FreeStyleGames, currently developing localized downloadable content for the Guitar Hero franchise, as well as a yet to be announced new, intellectual property in the music genre.
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.
by Jesse Littlefield on Sept. 12, 2008 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
As a member of a black ops unit, your mission in Vampire Rain is to secretly eliminate a growing population of deadly vampires known as Nightwalkers. Vampire Rain: Altered Species features extra bonus levels, revamped animations, character interactions, and multiplayer.
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 game is getting new features and content, such as trophies, but also an exclusive Survivor mode, which is a new difficulty mode.
Blizzard has yet again released a minor updated patch for good old Starcraft and its expansion pack, Brood War. This v1.15.3 patch fixes a few minor issues with Starcraft/Broodwar.