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'Resistance 2' (PS3) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 6:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resistance 2 will feature 8-player, story-driven online co-op separate from the regular single-player campaign, 60-player online PvP (Heavy, Special Ops, Medic classes) and more vehicles, including The Chameleon, a Stalker with full cloak.

'RAGE' (ALL) Not Gimped Because of Xbox 360 Size Limit

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 6:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

RAGE, an all-new take on the FPS genre, is set in post-apocalyptic wasteland after a meteor hits earth and wipes out civilization. At the Austin GDC, id Software lead designer Tim Willits said that game content is getting scaled back due to the X360's disc storage, an issue where Microsoft charges extra for games using more than two DVDs. Due to that restriction several wastelands that the player could explore has been reduced to two and while the overall story hasn't changed, the experience has been altered across all platforms. A valid concern, or merely pressure for Microsoft to wave the surcharge?

UPDATE: Willits issued a statement saying his words were misconstrued, that there will be NO content removed, but rather a decision was made to make less, but larger, wastelands, one for each DVD, to avoid frequent loading.

Various Game Trailers #1434

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 6:02 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:

  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 [ALL] - Trailer (2)
  • Cross Fire [PC] - Trailer
  • Gears of War 2 [X360] - Sound Developer Diary Trailer
  • Monster Jam: Urban Assault [ALL] - Trailer
  • NBA Live 09 [ALL] - Champion Trailer
  • Warfare [PC] - Trailer #5
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla [ALL] - Collector's Edition Trailer
  • Deadly Creatures [Wii] - Behind the Scenes Trailer #1


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

'Tom Clancy's EndWar' (PS3/X360) Fly to Shanghai Sweepstakes

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 5:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tom Clancy's EndWar is a next-gen strategy game, set on the battlefields of WWIII, that will push the envelope of technology, showcasing unprecedented AI, graphics, physics and animations. Ubisoft is sending a fan (plus one guest) to Shanghai, China, for a tour of Ubisoft's Pacific Rim offices and a chance to play EndWar with the development team prior to its official launch.

'Duke Nukem 3D' (XBLA) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 5:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The updated Duke Nukem 3D will not only features 8-player online co-op, but will also allow you to capture multiplayer battles and share with other XBL users, as well as a rewind function in singleplayer to relive (or redo) those climactic firefights, all shown in old school graphics (but with new graphics in the menus, and the HD sidebars).

'MLB Stickball' (XBLA) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 5:13 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports announced MLB Stickball, an exciting, fast-paced, multiplayer game that puts gamers against each other to see whose team can win a classic game of stickball.

'Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure' (NDS) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 3:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Love puzzle games, but also love an adventure? Now you can have both in one game with Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure, an adventure-puzzle game that adds a new element of fun by combining the action of an adventure game with the challenge of a puzzle game all in one.

'Red Faction: Guerrilla' (PS3/X360/PC) Create-an-Achievement Contest

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 3:21 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. Starting today, fans can participate in a community contest to create the final multiplayer-based Achievement/Trophy that will ship with the game.

'LEGO Batman' (ALL) Reveals Hush - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 3:13 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.

'Peggle Nights' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 3:07 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Join the Peggle Masters on a dreamtime adventure of alter egos and peg-tastic action. Stay up late to aim, shoot and clear orange pegs from over 60 levels, and bask in Extreme Fever glory. Then, take on 60 Challenges for even more rebounding joy!

'Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals' Coming to NDS - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 2:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Zoo Vet: Endangered Animals is a new simulation game set in an urban zoo where you test your skills as an animal doctor. Using your stylus, give check-ups, treat major and minor illnesses, and even perform surgeries.

'Far Cry 2' (ALL) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 1:56 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry 2 immerses players in an entirely new kind of gaming experience, where players will discover a true open world gameplay set in one of the most beautiful environments in the world, Africa, brought to life by high-definition next-gen technology.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (ALL) - 38 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 12:53 p.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).

Multiple Halo Games in Development Says Microsoft

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 12:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the last few weeks Microsoft has been ramping up its internal development teams, even though it will be closing Ensemble Studio soon, as not only did it recently recruit Bungie's Frank O'Connor, and Gearbox's tech programmer Corrinne Yu, but also former MGS 4 producer Ryan Payton. In a recent interview MGS head Phil Spencer revealed that all this is not just for one particular title or other, but that MGS has "more than two or three teams building Halo things right now."

'Way of the Samurai 3' (PS3) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 12:33 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Acquire is developing the next installment in the Way of the Samurai franchise, currently only scheduled for release in Japan this fall. Way of the Samurai 3 will feature over 100 weapons for you to wield in defense of the poor, lonely, while fending off rivaling samurai clans.

38 Studios to Add Vivox's Voice Tech Into its Upcoming MMO

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 11:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Vivox announced that it has entered into an agreement with 38 Studios to provide voice technology for their upcoming MMO game.

Ignition Signs 'Blue Dragon Plus' (NDS) - Details & Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 10:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While the X360 version of AQ Interactive's Blue Dragon is an RPG in which young adventurers battle evil with their blue phantom shadows that mirror the actions of their masters, the NDS edition is a real time strategy title featuring the same five characters.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Televised Reality Show, Apply Now

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. Microsoft and Spike TV are searching for diehard gamers to audition for a real-life televised Gears of War 2 adventure.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LittleBigPlanet is a new PS3 community-based game with a hugely innovative concept behind it. Players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots -- and use their character's amazing abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via PS Network.

'Tenchu 4' (Wii) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 9:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tenchu 4, developed by Acquire, will see the return of the two main characters, Rikimaru et Ayame, tasked with investigating the disappearance of Gouda Matsunoshin's daughter Kiku. There will be more infiltration, more environmental interaction, combos, and, of course, the use of the Wiimote for aiming at the screen.

'TNA iMPACT!' (ALL) Has Freezing Issue

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Midway acknowledges that there is an issue with its extreme wrestling title TNA iMPACT! on the Xbox 360 Arcade. When loading a created wrestler into Exhibition mode or Story mode, the system may freeze at the loading screen. A patch will follow shortly, but in the meantime there is a workaround solution: just rename your gamer profile or create a new one that is eight [8] or more letters/digits in length.

Driftwood Ventures Completes Merger with Zoo Games

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Driftwood Ventures announced that on Sept. 12, 2008 it completed the previously announced merger with Zoo Games (formerly Greenscreen Interactive Software, Inc.), which is now a wholly-owned subsidiary and the sole operations of Driftwood.

'SimAnimals' (NDS/Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 9:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

For the first time players can engage with the wild world of animals in their natural surroundings in an immersive and tactile way. In this game you are challenged to engage, touch, move and try to control a wide range of animals as you journey deeper and deeper into the forest.

$1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest Phase 1 Winners

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 9:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Epic Games announced the winners of the first phase in the $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest, a competition that rewards aspiring game developers for making exceptional game modifications (mods) for Unreal Tournament 3.

'Suikoden: Tierkreis' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 6:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Encompassing a variety of different characters while exploring many exotic locations and cultures across the game's universe of parallel worlds, Suikoden: Tierkreis will expand the bounds of the handheld RPG.

'Bomberman Blast' (Wii) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 6:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hudson's Bomberman Blast is an all-new Bomberman retaining the franchises classic features fans have come to love such as online multiplayer battles and numerous arenas. Bomberman Blast also incorporates new gameplay elements, including the use of Mii support and 8-person online multiplayer.

'CellZenith' Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

CellZenith gameplay is based on intense battles between CELs, futuristic advanced combat craft. Expect to experience heated, close-up engagements where survival will seem like a distant dream .

'Stargate Worlds' - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 6:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Stargate Worlds, an MMORPG use Epic’s Unreal Engine 3 technology, 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.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Zoids Assault'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Manage a team of elite war machines through a campaign of intense military conflicts. Advanced upgrade and customization options combine with challenging objective-based gameplay to offer a fresh new strategy RPG and a daring new vision of the long-running Zoids universe.

'Mercedes CLC Dream Test Drive' Free Game Available NOW - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 5:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Compete for one of three driving experiences at Mercedes with 'Mercedes CLC Dream Test Drive'. At the end of each month from August to October 2008 the one at the top of the leaderboard will be declared the winner.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 5:13 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:

'Geon' (XBLA) Also Coming to Wii/PSN - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 4:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Geon is a fast paced arcade sports/collect ‘em up played in a world that consists of a semi transparent geometric grid covered with hundreds of small spherical pellets of energy.

'Men Of War' Multiplayer, Controls and Interface

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 4:48 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. Digitalmindsoft has revealed more multiplayer details about the controls and interface.

PC Preview - 'Dynasty Warriors 6'

by Erik "NekoIncardine" Ottosen on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 3:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Dynasty Warriors 6 will deliver the massive scale and realistic atmosphere that players have come to expect from the series, but will redefine the Tactical Action experience, with completely re-imagined character designs and weapons, yet maintaining familiar characterizations that are accurate to culturally depictions.

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) Bikes Pack - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 3:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

THQ Signs Free-to-Play Casual MMO 'Dragonica'

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

THQ has formed a joint venture with China based ICE Entertainment to launch Dragonica, a free-to-play, micro-transaction-based casual MMO, in North America. Dragonica is a cartoon side-scrolling online game that mixes the elements of action and arcade.

PS3 Review - 'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed'

by Jesse Littlefield on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'wipEout HD' (PS3) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 2:41 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.

'Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway' (ALL) Developer Q&A

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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. Having gone gold yesterday, BIA director Jeramy Cooke tells us a bit more about the gore ...

'Penumbra: Requiem' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 2:35 a.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.

Microsoft Confirms Xbox 360 Price Cut in Europe

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 2:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced the new lower ERP for its Xbox 360 family of consoles in Europe. From Friday, 19th September, the 60Gb Xbox 360 model will have an ERP of £169.99/€239.99, while the 120GB Elite version will have an ERP of £229.99/€299.99, and the HD-less will have an ERP of £129.99/€179.99.

'Experience112' - German v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 2:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience112 is a new 3D graphic adventure where you guide Léa Nichols, sole survivor on board of an infected cargo ship, escape by means of the surveillance system. Monitor, control and guide her movement towards freedom, but above all, the truth.

'Need for Speed Undercover' (PS3/X360/PC) Available Cars Not Accurate

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA Black Box's Need for Speed Undercover is an intense action racing title taking the franchise back to its roots and re-introduces breakneck cop chases, the world's hottest cars and spectacular highway battles.

Havok 6.0 Adds Two New Products to its Portfolio

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Havok announced the release of Havok 6.0 middleware suite, increasing its portfolio of software to five products. The addition of Havok Cloth and Havok Destruction to the Havok Physics, Havok Behavior and Havok Animation products represents a substantial widening of the Havok product offering.

'John Tiller's Campaign Series' - v1.04 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 16, 2008 @ 1:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

John Tiller’s Campaign Series is a compilation of the popular WWII turn-based tactical games from Talonsoft’s Campaign Series into one affordable package, including: West Front, East Front, East Front 2, and the Rising Sun platoon-level combat series, as well as all of the official add-ons and expansion packs.