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'Stoked' (X360/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 7:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hit the mountains on your quest to become the next snowboarding phenomenon in Stoked, the open-world, back country snowboarding experience featuring five huge open-world mountains, changing weather patterns, and the sponsorship and cooperation of some of the most respected and influential names in the sport.

Various Game Trailers #1437

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 7:00 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:

  • SOCOM Confrontation [PS3] - Voice Overs Trailer
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel [PS3/X360/PC] - Blind Guardian Intro Trailer
  • NBA 09: The Inside [PSP/PS3] - Big Man Trailer
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 [ALL] - Remix Trailer
  • Dark Horizon - Gameplay Trailer
  • NBA 2K9 [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Portal Prelude - Trailer


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

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky' v1.5.05 Patch Coming Next Week - Details

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 4:12 p.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. GSC World is working on a new v1.5.05 patch, expected to be released next week Friday.

'Spider-man: Web of Shadows' Tricia Helfer Voices Black Cat - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 4:01 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.

'Dead Space' (ALL) Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 1:52 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space, gamers will step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that promises to deliver the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action.

'Shaun White Snowboarding' (ALL) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 1:36 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.

'Mega Man 9' (Wii/PS3/X360) Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 1:10 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.

'Exit' (NDS) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 12:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Exit you assume the role of Mr. Esc, a masked individual tasked with rescuing people from buildings under a time limit, avoiding various traps and solving puzzles.

'Rock Band' (ALL) Finally to Get Rush Album, And Six Additional Tracks

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

MTV and Harmonix announced that next week's addition to the Rock Band Music Store will be earlier delayed Moving Pictures album from classic rock band Rush, as well as 6 additional tracks from bands like Bad Religion Sorrow), The Cult (She Sells Sanctuary), Kasabian (Shoot the Runner), Stone Roses (Love Spreads) and a few more ...

'Skate 2' (PS3/X360) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 11:54 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.

'Halo 3' (X360) Title Update #2 Coming Next Week

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 11:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The epic saga continues with Halo 3 as Master Chief returns to finish the fight, bringing the epic conflict between the Covenant, the Flood, and the entire human race to a dramatic, pulse-pounding climax. Bungie confirms title update #2 will be available Sept. 23, adding new campaign/multiplayer achievements, and also fixing various issues, add a new multiplayer ban method, and a per-playlist ranking of player skill.

'Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade' (XBLA) - 50 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Museum: Virtual Arcade features hits from Namco Bandai Games' Xbox LIVE Arcade library including Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Dig Dug, Pac-Man Championship Edition and Mr. Driller Online, as well as 20 additional newly arranged versions of Dig Dug, Pac-Man and Galaga, and arcade perfect renditions of Motos, Pole Position, Rolling Thunder, and Galaga '88, etc...

'Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest' - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 10:48 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.

'LittleBigPlanet' (PS3) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 10:05 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.

'The Legend of Kage 2' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With rich, elaborate stages and a compelling story that follows the tale of two protagonists, The Legend of Kage 2 breathes renewed excitement into the classic action adventure experience.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'The Lord of the Rings: Conquest'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Pandemic Studios' The Lord of the Rings: Conquest is an action-packed game set in the Lord of the Rings universe of J.R.R. Tolkien where players will fight epic battles any way they want, whether it be as the heroic forces of good, or as the legions of Sauron’s evil army, including Cave-trolls, Oliphaunts, the Balrog and Sauron himself.

'Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories' (PS2) Coming to North America

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories is the essential piece that bridges the gap between Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. Originally released in 2004 for GBA, this full 3D rendition on the PS2 has never been released in North America - this is an entry in the Kingdom Hearts saga that fans of the series can't miss!

'The King of Fighters XII' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 8:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In development for quite a while now, KOF XII is a fresh start with a brand new engine and overhauled sprites. Scheduled for release on Taito's Type X² arcade machine mid 2008, KOF XII is expected to be ported on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2009.

'The Witcher - Enhanced Edition Patches Available

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 8:39 a.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. If you have the original The Witcher, you can now download patches/upgrades to bring it on par with the Enhanced Edition.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' (ALL) DLC #3 Adds New Maps, Vehicle And Weapon

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 7:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

As society succumbs to a worldwide energy crisis, a new global depression takes hold. Amidst this desperate backdrop, two superpower alliances emerge. Join the battle on the frontlines of tomorrow as the Western Coalition or the Red Star Alliance. Earlier this month Kaos Studios issued title update #3, a second new game mode (Conquer) and now adds yet another 4 new maps, a new vehicle and weapon, all for 800 Microsoft Points.

'Ninjatown' (NDS) - 16 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 7:22 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.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Gets European Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 6:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Chronicles of Spellborn is an MMORPG set in the Enclave of the Five Sacrifices. Developed by Dutch studio Spellborn, previously known for Alpha Black Zero, it uses the Unreal 2.5 Engine.

'Luminous Arc 2' (NDS) - 28 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 6:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Luminous Arc 2 is an epic strategy RPG loaded to the brim with content, including a wealth of new characters (and the return of a few favorites), hand drawn graphics, a score from composer Yasunori Mitsuda‘s Procyon Studio, local and online multiplayer support, multiple endings, a redesigned user interface, and plenty more..

'Grand Theft Auto IV' (ALL) Xbox Live Weekend Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 5:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rockstar's open-ended crime series returns the franchise to New York with Grand Theft Auto IV, situated around the mysterious protagonist Nikolai. Rockstar and Microsoft are teaming up for a GTA IV Xbox Live Weekend from Sept. 26 through Sept. 28, giving North American and Canadian Gold members a chance to win exclusive prize packages just for playing with friends on Xbox Live.

'Tornado' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 5:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Ignition Entertainment's Tornado, developed by Success, you set out to restore all of Earth's buildings, vehicles, inhabitants and other obscure objects that have been stolen by the envious Prince using his mischievous "Black Hole Device."

Frictional Games Developing New Survival Horror Game

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 5:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Frictional Games announces that they are hard at work with a new, currently untitled, first person survival horror game. The upcoming project is set in the late 18th century and will take the player on a thrill-ride through the depths of madness, exploring the dark side of the human emotions.

'White Knight Story' (PS3) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 4:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

While details are still slim, Rogue Galaxy and Dark Cloud developer Level 5 is working on an all-new PS3 exclusive fantasy turn-based strategy/RPG, White Knight Story. Currently scheduled for release in Japan late December, it is said to be playable at next month's Tokyo Games Show.

'Baldur's Gate III' In Development ?

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 4:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Baldur's Gate series are still considered by many some of the best RPG games around, developed by Bioware, but hasn't been heard of since 2001's Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal. At some point Black Isle Studios was said to be working on a 3rd installment until it went belly up, after which several key members went on to form Obsidian Entertainment, who took over the Neverwinter Nights franchise from Bioware. Rumor has it that a "more than capable" developer is working on BG 3, tentatively scheduled for late 2009, and while Atari declined to comment, it did confirm it holds the license.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) - 11 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 4:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War completely changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen.

'WH40k: Dawn of War - Soulstorm' Patch Expected Next Week - Details

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WH 40K: Dawn of War - Soulstorm features an extensive interplanetary campaign spanning an entire star system in the WK40K universe, as well as introducing two all-new factions for an unprecedented total of nine playable races.

'Heavy Duty' - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Heavy Duty is a 3rd person action shooter where the player controls a huge war robot to save his planet from enemy attacks. The game utilizes advanced technology with innovative gameplay features never before achieved in video games.

'Overgrowth' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 3:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Overgrowth is a 3d action-adventure game set in a world of anthropomorphic rabbits and wolves who use paws, claws and medieval weaponry to engage each other in battle. With a brand new engine, featuring next generation animation, physics, and rendering, Wolfire Games promises to stay true to its tradition of combining high-end graphics with innovative fighting mechanics.

Friday, September 19, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 3:27 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:

'The Sims 3' - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 3:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

What if you had to live your whole life in one location … and then one day, suddenly, you could step outside and go anywhere in the whole neighborhood? The Sims 3 gives you the freedom to create unique Sims and immerse them in your own living neighborhood of endless possibility!

No 'Need for Speed Undercover' (PS3/X360/PC) Demo Planned

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 3:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. According to Need for Speed: Undercover producer John Doyle there are no demo plans, Black Box wants to focus on the game instead.

'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw Online' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 2:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

WWE SmackDown vs. RAW Online is a fighting action game that offers single player and multi-player modes, allowing players to enter the world of the WWE and play as their favorite Superstar. Players can create their own Superstar to compete and seek virtual wealth and fame in order to achieve the ultimate ranking in the Hall of Fame.

'Still Life 2' Gets Delayed - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microïds' Still Life 2, developed by Gameco Studios, is a real-time 3D adventure game where you play FBI agent and profiler Victoria McPherson, investigating some of North America's most difficult and darkest crimes.

PS3 Review - 'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 2:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 will feature dynamic, personalized gameplay via Tiger Woods' personal coach, Hank Haney, a more intuitive and customized EA Sports GamerNet++ experience as well as an all-new game engine powering online play.

PS2 Review - 'Fatal Fury: Battle Archives Vol. 2'

by Tim "The Rabbit" Mithee on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 2:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Fatal Fury Battle Archives v2 is a collection of 3 games (on one disc) from one of SNK's most popular fighting game series- Fatal Fury, including Real Bout Fatal Fury, Real Bout Fatal Fury Special and Real Bout Fatal Fury 2-The Newcomers. The games are known for their hand-drawn animation and character designs containing visual flair and personality with 2D gameplay that is fast, furious and addictive.

'Race Driver: GRID' (ALL) to Get Downloadable Car Pack, New Achievements

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GRID takes you to locations over 3 continents to compete in a variety of racing events. Packed with the most powerful racecars - new, classic, circuit and drift - you will compete in urban street races, official racetracks and championships. The premium 8 Ball pack is set to feature eight thrilling new cars to race and two new online events to compete in.

'Finkles Adventure' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 2:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Finkles Adventure is a fun filled, colourful, casual puzzle title for gamers and ‘newbies’ alike with equal enjoyment and has an addictive hook that makes for hours of endless family playing.

'Mass Effect' (ALL) Coming to the Silver Screen ?

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 2:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Mass Effect invites players to take the role of Commander Shepard as they set out on an adventure to save the galaxy from imminent destruction. Wrought with treachery, heroism, difficult decisions and a universe filled with unique and colorful species, Mass Effect delivers a truly compelling storyline. Producer Avi Arad, known for X-Men, Spider-Man and most recently Iron Man movies, has optioned the rights to EA/Bioware's Mass Effect. Avi Arad has recently started his own production company and has been getting into videogame adaptations, starting with Capcom's Lost Planet.

TECMO And KOEI Merger Details Coming in Two Months

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 2:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

After TECMO turned down a friendly take over offer from Square Enix it revealed early plans to join up with KOEI instead, and has now issued a statement that it will reveal a merger roadmap in two months. A committee has been formed to oversee the business of the two newly-merged companies, which is expected to produce a concrete integration scheme for unifying the two companies in the next two months (thanks Andreas).

'Rock Band 2' (ALL) Features Real World Gear In-Game

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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 entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features.

'Battlefield 2' v1.50 Patch Delayed Because Of Exploits

by Rainier on Sept. 19, 2008 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield 2 features immense, richly detailed, destructible environments, from city streets to remote forests, in some of the most notorious hot spots around the world. It has been well over a year since the v1.40 patch and the promised v1.50 patch got delayed because EA wanted to include a solution for recently discovered third-party exploits that are being used to crash servers/clients and clients and spoof accounts instead of delaying it further.