'The Conduit' (Wii) Controller Mapping Contest

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 6:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. High Voltage Software are accepting fan-created control mappings and Wii-motions for their first-person action shooter.

Various Game Trailers #1436

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 6:05 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:

  • Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars [PSN] - Trailer
  • Samba De Amigo [Wii] - Friends Trailer
  • CustomPlay Golf 2009 [Wii/PC] - Trailer #2
  • King's Bounty: The Legend - Tales from Endoria #5
  • Cursed Mountain [Wii] - Trailer
  • DemiGod [PC] - Rook Trailer
  • Ultimate Band [NDS/Wii] - Trailer
  • Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff [NDS] - Trailer #5


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

'Mega Man 9' (Wii/PS3/X360) Bosses Unveiled #3 - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 5:23 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Wii Music' (Wii) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 5:08 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Wii Music makes it easy for people to jam to tunes, even if they don't know anything about music. Wii Music transforms the Wiimote and Nunchuk into more than 60 different instruments, including a violin, steel drums, electric guitar – even a cowbell.

'The Witcher Enhanced Edition' - Blood Revival Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 3:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. The North American edition painstakingly had no blood, which is fixed by applying this patch.

'Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World' (Wii) - 34 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 2:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) Trophies Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 2:46 p.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.

'Spore' - v1.01 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race, becoming a global civilization and choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade.

PlayStation Store Gets Life, Demos, CoD4 Map Pack, and Rock Band Tracks

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content starting with the half priced Call of Duty 4 Map Pack ($4.99), Life with Playstation, Megadeth's Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? album ($10.99) and Rock Band Live 2008 Tour Pack 1 ($3.99), demos for Fracture and Mercenaries 2. Of course there is also the usual slew of game & movie trailers, PS3 themes and wallpapers.

'Bleach: Dark Souls' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 1:03 p.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.

KFC Teams Up With 'Guitar Hero' (ALL) to Give you the Ultimate Gaming Room

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 1:01 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). Fans will be able to register online beginning Oct. 26 for a chance to win the ultimate gaming room, including a plasma TV, sound system, furniture, refreshment center, gaming consoles and up to 25 games.

'Dinosaur King' (NDS) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 12:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dinosaur King, developed by Climax Entertainment, brings exciting new twists to the traditional role playing game genre, with 3D battling systems and multiplayer fighting action via Wi-Fi.

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

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 12:05 p.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. 18 through Sept. 25, the CoD 4 Variety Map Pack will be available for $4.99, down from $9.99, coinciding with a Double XP weekend.

'Diablo III ' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 11:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diablo III is an action RPG where you create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities, and adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses.

'Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm' (PS3) Gets Limited Edition

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 10:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm comes armed with cinematic quality graphics, a next-gen battle system, interactive multi-dimensional battle grounds and a seamlessly explorable world. Packaged in a deluxe SteelBook case featuring alternate artwork with a protective slip cover, the Limited Edition includes a soundtrack on CD, an individually numbered limited edition Laser Cell depicting Naruto and Sasuke in battle, and two exclusive limited edition collectible cards.

'Prince of Persia' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Official Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Prince of Persia is opening a new chapter in the Prince of Persia universe, featuring a new breed of gameplay. The game is poised to rejuvenate the action-adventure genre in addition to introducing a brand-new illustrative art style.

'Testament of Sin' - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Testament of Sin, you play French archaeology student Sylvie Leroux in search of a medieval dark secret linked to the Maltese Order, taking you to various locations such as Istanbul, Malta and Rome.

'Fracture' (PS3/X360) Demo Now Available

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 9:43 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.

'Dokapon Kingdom' (PS2/Wii) Random Events and Occurrences - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dokapon Kingdom is a multiplayer RPG where the King of Dokapon has offered you his throne; all he asks for in return is that you dispose of an invading horde of thieving monsters. Trouble is - you’re not the only one he asked.

Pre-Order 'Civilization IV: Colonization' And Get 'Europa Universalis 3' Free

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 9:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Colonization, players lead one of four European nations on a quest to conquer and rule the New World. Players will be challenged to guide their people from the oppressive motherland, discover the New World, and negotiate, trade and fight with both the natives and other nations as they acquire power and fight for freedom and independence. Pre-order on Gamers Gate, get Europa Universalis 3 free.

'Runes of Magic' Item System - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 9:21 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.

'Dragon Quest IX' (NDS) Coming Early 2009

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Square Enix's Dragon Quest IX: Defender of the Stars, developed by Level 5, is the first title on any Nintendo system since Dragon Quest VI, 10 years ago, now featuring WiFi support for four players in co-op. Although Square Enix's website still says 2008, in a recent interview Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada revealed that DQ IX will be released early next year.

'Ninjatown' (NDS) Introduces The Suburbs - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 9:02 a.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.

'Guitar Hero World Tour' (Wii) - Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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).

PSP Preview - 'NBA 09: The Inside'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

NBA 09: The Inside brings fans a basketball game full of deep customization, and true-to-life gameplay delivering smooth, ultra-realistic hoops action, including a number of new features along with enhanced gameplay functionality.

'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel' (ALL) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 5:53 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.

'MotorStorm: Pacific Rift' (PS3) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 5:32 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.

'Mirror's Edge' (ALL) Gets Release Date, PC Edition Later, Demo Coming

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 5:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mirror's Edge is a first-person action adventure game where you are Faith, a 'runner' framed for murder in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of human traffic is closely watched. The PS3/X360 versions are scheduled for Nov. 11, with a demo coming before launch, while the PC edition is scheduled for later "this winter."

'Alarm for Cobra 11: Burning Wheels' (X360/PC) - 37 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 5:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Daring stunts, spectacular crashes, thrilling criminal cases: All fans of the racing genre will easily fall in love with the newest game originating from the original RTL TV-Show "Alarm for Cobra 11." While the previous installment has yet to be released in North America, Europe is already gearing up to burn more rubber.

1C Company to Distribute EA Titles in Russia

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 4:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

1C Company has signed a distribution agreement giving it the rights to distribute EA titles for PC and consoles in Russia and CIS countries, starting with economy jewel packs for Crysis Warhead, C&C Red Alert 3, and NHL 09.

'Culdcept DS' (NDS) Revealed - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 4:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Culdcept combines the best elements of a fantasy card battling game with a tabletop tactical board game, to create a unique gaming experience. To celebrate the series 10th anniversary, Culdcept is coming to the DS with multiplayer up to 4 people, and thw ability to exchange cars with other players.

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) Bikes Pack Now Available

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 4:16 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 adds bikes, new modes, challenges, locations, as well as a night-time setting.

Eidos UK Signs 'So Blonde' - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 4:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

So Blonde, written by Broken Sword's Steve Ince, is an adventure game based around beautiful (anti-)heroine Sunny Blonde, featuring jet black humor that goes far beyond trite clich├ęs, gorgeous cartoon graphics, puzzling riddles and a ton of gameplay surprises.

Thursday, September 18, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 4:01 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:

'Blood Bowl' (NDS/PSP/X360/PC) Goblins and Skaven Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 3:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Blood Bowl, based on Games Workshop's board game, is a "game" of American football played by the insane warriors of the fantasy Warhammer universe, allowing you to create and manage teams that will take part in epic battles where fair-play is for sissies.

'Football Mogul 2009' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 3:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Football Mogul 2009 is the football game for fans who want their success on the field determined by their strategy, not their reflexes. You call the shots with full control over rosters, trades, draft picks, contract negotiations and playbooks.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 1:56 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.

'StoneAge 2' - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in the prehistoric ages, StoneAge 2, DigiPark's casual MMORPG, brings a mixture of dinosaurs of unimaginable heights and invisible spirits who help humans roam altered terrains such as dungeons and arid desserts.

'Life with PlayStation' (PS3) Goes Live

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 1:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After a false start yesterday, Sony has rolled out Life with PlayStation, a new lifestyle service that offers users a new visual and interactive way to use their PS3 to access news and information from around the world.

'Disney Sing It' (PS2/Wii/PS3/X360/PC) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 12:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disney Sing It is the new karaoke video game that allows fans to perform more than 35 songs from Camp Rock, High School Musical, Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus, Aly & AJ, Jesse McCartney and more.

'The Witcher: Versus' to Get Premium Content

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 12:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Witcher: Versus is a free-of-charge web-browser game, based on the RPG The Witcher, that centers around battles between two players digitally incarnated as one of three completely different character classes. The Witcher: Versus will get premium content later this year, but cash-strapped gamers need not fear, those who indulge in premium content will not gain an advantage within the game.

'MLB Superstars' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 18, 2008 @ 12:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports' MLB Superstars takes America's favorite pastime into a totally new realm by bringing fans’ favorite players and teams out of their natural environments and showcasing them in over half a dozen different mini games that speak to the kid in all of us.