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'World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 6:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

WoW: Wrath of the Lich King will open the forbidding wasteland of Northrend to exploration by the hardiest adventurers. New levels of power, challenging new dungeons and encounters, an exciting new character profession, and the game’s first hero class are just some of the new features awaiting players in Wrath of the Lich King.

Various Game Trailers #1433

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 6:38 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:

  • Need for Speed Undercover [ALL] - G-Mac Trailer
  • Burnout Paradise [ALL] - Bikes Trailer
  • Duke Nukem 3D [X360] - Xbox Live Arcade Trailer
  • Dead Space [ALL] - Zero-G Trailer


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

$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest Phase 1 Finalists #6

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 6:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic announced Phase 1 finalists for the Best Weapon category in its $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest.

'Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009' (Wii) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 6:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 integrates a tiered fitness regimen, expert advice and exercise techniques from the charismatic Jillian Michaels, known from the TV series "The Biggest Loser, delivering a focused workout that will help players reach their own personal fitness goals by using the Wii Balance Board.

'Domino Master' and 'Feeding Frenzy 2' This Week's XBLA Titles

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 3:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Feeding Frenzy 2 gives you 60 new levels of play and a new collection of fish to eat your way through. Avoid being the prey as you work your way up the food chain. Domino Master brings the old pastime into the present with colorful graphics and five game modes to play through. There will also be downloadable content for Ticket to Ride, adding 35 new destination tickets and the Globetrotter bonus card for creating the most routes.

'Spider-man: Web of Shadows' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentive - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 3:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A deadly symbiote invasion brings total devastation to the streets of New York City in the next Spider-Man: Web of Shadows, where players have ultimate control over the city’s salvation and Spider-Man’s destiny. Fans who pre-order at Best Buy will receive an all-new collectible art book filled with unique art.

Activision Confirms 'Call of Duty 6' And More 'Guitar Hero' On the Way

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 3:40 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

During Activision's Analyst Day conference CEO Mike Griffith confirmed what most of us already knew, while Treyarch is currently finishing up Call of Duty World at War, Infinity Ward is already developing the next installment in the Call of Duty series, which is expected next year. Griffith also revealed that Activision Blizzard plans to triple the amount of Guitar Hero retail titles and downloadable content by 2010, which was already hinted at with the FreeStyleGames acquisition last week. The music royalty debate got a little bit more interesting as Universal Music Group CEO Zach Horowitz stated that it has seen on average a 200-300% retail sales boost of material which is included in the Guitar Hero titles.

'DC Universe Online' (PS3/PC) DC Comics Writer In Charge of Story - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 2:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOE Austin is building a world where you feel like you've stepped into the DC Universe and become the ultimate super-hero (or villain) along side of Superman, Batman, or Ambush Bug. Renowned DC Comics writer, known for Green Lantern, Action Comics and Justice Society of America, has been brought on to write the saga of the DC Universe Online.

'Shaun White Snowboarding' (ALL) Snowboard Design Contest

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 2:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Shaun White Snowboarding, powered by the Assassin's Creed engine, allows players to enter a world of total freedom, where they can create their own experience and choose how, where, and with whom they want to ride. Ubisoft has launched an online contest where fans can submit designs of their very own custom snowboard to be included in the Shaun White Snowboarding game.

'Metroid Prime' Developers Form Armature Studio

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 1:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Three of the principal developers of the acclaimed Metroid Prime series have formed Armature Studio, and have signed a long-term, exclusive publishing deal with EA.

'Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway' (ALL) Goes Gold - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 12:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, the third entry in the series, has you reprise the heroic role of Sergeant Matt Baker, a soldier of the 101st Airborne Division, during Operation Market Garden in the late stages of World War II.

Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People Ep.2 (ALL) Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 12:15 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.

'LEGO Batman' (ALL) Vehicles - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 12:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

LEGO Batman features all of the characters from the LEGO Batman construction sets, plus a few new additions. Gamers will have the ability to roam the streets of LEGO Gotham City as Batman or Robin, and even take control of the villains while manipulating gadgets and building/operating vehicles in co-op gameplay.

'Penumbra: Requiem' Adds HaptX Support

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 12:04 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the bizarre world of Penumbra: Requiem players will experience another psychological thrill on a level unheard of before Penumbra: Black Plague. This time telling what is real and what is not will be even harder and not always trusting your senses will be essential in order to survive.

'Fable II' (X360) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 10:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

SCi Losses Mount, Contemplates Name Change to Eidos

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 10:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Eidos parent company SCi released its 2007 financial results revealing a £99.1 million loss compared to £13.3 million the year prior. SCi CEO Phil Rogers attributes the increased loss to the restructuring it started last year, cutting various studios and titles, but says the results of that should start showing this fiscal year. Rogers also announced that at the upcoming Dec. 2 shareholder meeting a name change proposal will be presented, as apparently it thinks Eidos is a strong product brand name.

'Dimensity' - v1.2 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 10:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dagger Games' Dimensity combines dynamic hack & slash features with classic role-play and modern strategic elements. It invites you to take journeys, lead armies, achieve goals and unveil mysteries by involving yourself in unpredictable struggles. This v1.1 patch fixes various bugs/crashes, improves overall game/multiplayer performance, stability, and connectivity.

'Atlantica Online ' - 9 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 10:17 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.

'Bully: Scholarship Edition' (Wii/X360) Confirmed for PC, Coming Late October

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 10:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bully: Scholarship Edition tells the story of 15-year-old Jimmy Hopkins as he experiences the highs and lows of adjusting to a new school. Rockstar UK confirms the Games Convention rumors that Bully is coming to the PC, in Europe on Oct 24 and North America Oct. 21, 2008.

'Trauma Center: New Blood' (Wii) Coming to Europe, Gets Date

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Keep your hands steady and your mind focused – this time around there's a lot more on the line. Every cut of the scalpel, every pinch of the forceps, each and every second that ticks by is of the absolute greatest importance.

'Wakfu' - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ankama Games, known for its first MMO DOFUS, starts a new Tactical MMORPG project: Wakfu, featuring bright graphics and a fantasy universe much like its predecessor, even though the development team will be adding many innovations to the tactical gameplay.

'Wii Fit' (Wii) Contest on TV, Hosted by Skating Champion

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo and Nickelodeon are teaming up for the Wii Fit Family Challenge, hosted by Olympic skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi, a fun-packed competition in which three families will compete for the title of Wii Fit Fittest Family by proving their prowess at Wii Fit.

'Men Of War' Multiplayer Modes Detailed

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 9:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Men of War is 1C Company's latest RTS, taking place in Europe during the height of WWII. The story unfolds across three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers.

'Matchman' (NDS/Wii/PS3) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 9:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Matchman is a side-scrolling shooter involving extraordinary graphics, manipulation and creative features. The graphic style consists of black and white line drawings, and the script is based on a combination of some classical fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen.

The9 Using ProFX Middleware for New MMO

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Technology company Allegorithmic is expanding its customer base into Asia and announced that Chinese game company The9 has added ProFX to its game development pipeline for an upcoming Free2Play MMO.

'Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942' Gets Delayed, Pushed Until November

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 9:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942 is based on a little-known Russian offensive that occurred during May 1942, in which a German counterattack had three Soviet armies surrounded, forcing them to fight their way out of the Barvenkovskiy Kotel ‘meat grinder’.

'CustomPlay Golf 2009' (Wii/PC) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 6:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CustomPlay Golf 2009 revitalizes the golfing experience packed with features that encompasses the full embodiment of this great sport along with some little extras that will please aficionados and the leisure player equally.

'Wrath of the Lich King' Confirms Nov. 13 Date, Collector's Ed. Details

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 6:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wrath of the Lich King will open the forbidding wasteland of Northrend to exploration. New levels of power, challenging new dungeons and encounters, a new character profession, and the game's first hero class are just some of the new features. Earlier today an ad on WowHead revealed a November 13 launch, which has now been officially confirmed by Activision Blizzard.

'King's Bounty: The Legend' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 5:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

King's Bounty: The Legend is an adventure game with tactical turn-based battles and role-playing elements unfolding in a rich fantasy world. The demo includes the first city in the game, all three character types, multiple quests and dozens of spells.

'Vertigo' (Wii/PC) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 5:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Players use their Xorb ball to navigate through treacherous maze-like tracks and compete for the fastest time. Compatible with the Wii balance board!

Wii Shop Channel Gets Two WiiWare Titles and One Classic

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added a classic and two WiiWare title to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download: Strong Bad Episode 2: Strong Badia the Free (Wiiware), Potpourrii (Wiiware) and Mega Man 2 (VC).

'wipEout HD' (PS3) Gets Price & Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 3:49 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. At long last, WipEout HD will be available Sept. 20 for $19.99

'G1 Jockey 2008' (Wii/PS3) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 3:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI's G1 Jockey 2008 will utilize the Wii’s unique controllers to recreate the horse racing experience more realistically than ever before. The Wii Balance Board has now been employed to take the series a step further, as players now get the chance to leap fences and steer their horse to victory.

Monday, September 15, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 3:32 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:

'Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest' Assault Mode - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Multiwinia will combine elements of Darwinia, with the addition of multiplayer support which will enable both co-op and competitive battles between massive Darwinian armies.

New Streaming Technology Lets You Play While You Download

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 2:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

BitRaider launched its new intelligent streaming technology at the Austin Game Developer Conference that lets players begin playing games when only 10% of the installation is complete.

'7Million' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 1:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

7Million is a free to play MMO in the exciting world of spectacular heists, daring thieves and glamorous lady larcenists, featuring action filled puzzle games, cool, fully customizable characters and challenging missions – delivered in true style, of course.

PSP Review - 'Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2'

by Brian Dumlao on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 1:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 features new courses and wacky characters, along with hundreds of customization options including clothes, accessories, and equipment. Additionally, the game brings a wide range of multiplayer options including 16-player online tournaments and ad hoc capability for one-on-one or Stroke Mode challenges.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Rock Band 2'

by Alicia on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 12:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Rock Band 2 builds upon the first music game to introduce co-op band gameplay, multiple instruments, online multiplayer, unparalleled downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

'Dragon Ball: Origins' (NDS) - 68 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 12:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Atari has signed Dragon Ball: Origins, developed by Namco Bandai Games, which takes players back to the original Dragon Ball series and around the world for a thrilling action-adventure game with innovative touch pad controls.

Wii Review - 'Nicktoons: Attack Of The Toybots'

by Dustin Chadwell on Sept. 15, 2008 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Featuring the largest selection of playable Nickelodeon characters from the most popular TV shows including SpongeBob, Danny Phantom, and Jimmy Neutron, players must defeat Professor Calamitous' vast army of evil toys based on the Nicktoons Heroes in this fast-paced action platform game.