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'LEGO Batman' (ALL) - 34 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 7:16 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.

'Mega Man 9' (Wii/PS3/X360) to Get Downloadable Content

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 7:15 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Relive the original 2D classic Mega Man experience with maniacally themed environments, power-ups, and classically inspired bosses, each with their own unique weapons and weaknesses. Mega Man 9 is getting five DLC packages next month, Hero and Superhero difficulty settings, a playable Proto Man, Endless Attack mode and a Time Attack stage (thanks Wii Fanboy).

Various Game Trailers #1438

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 6:37 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:

  • F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin [ALL] - Name Change Trailer
  • Quantum of Solace [ALL] - Level Design Trailer
  • Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 [Wii] - Trailer
  • LEGO Batman [ALL] - Launch Trailer


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

'Monopoly' (PS2/Wii/X360/PC) - 12 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 6:32 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

EA's Monopoly has you jet set across the globe and buy and sell property in the most desirable cities in the world. Play alone or with up to 3 people using one of three sets of rules or make the game more challenging by customizing your own game.

'Fable II' (X360) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 3:51 p.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. On his way to celebrate down at the pub, Lionhead's Peter Molyneux revealed that Fable II has gone gold, and is off to manufacturing.

'Stargate Worlds' - 30 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 3:50 p.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.

'Space Giraffe' (XBLA) Also Coming to PC

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 3:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Space Giraffe features uniquely beautiful graphics and 100 levels of lovingly hand-crafted shoot-'em-up action gameplay from the makers of Llamatron and Tempest 2000. Collect power-ups to activate Bonus Rounds and master the strategies necessary to maximize your score on every level! On the one year anniversary, Llamasoft revealed that Space Giraffe is coming to the PC and while there is no release date yet, it is currently in closed beta.

'Rugby League 2: World Cup Edition' (PS2) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 3:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Building on 2005's Rugby League 2, Home Entertainment Suppliers announced the development of Rugby League 2: World Cup Edition, developed by Sidhe Interactive, bringing updated and new content in time for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.

'Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason' Using Nvidia Physx Technology

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 3:09 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cryostasis is a first person horror/action game where you play a meteorologist caught inside the "North Wind," an old nuclear ice-breaker, frozen in the ice many years ago. This steel beast once fought for its country, but it fell into an ice trap as did every living thing onboard.

'Emergency Room: Real Life Rescues' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 2:42 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Emergency Room: Real Life Rescues is Legacy Interactive's upcoming high-intensity, live-action, medical simulation game for NDS.

'The Maw' (XBLA) Wins 2008 Audience Choice Award

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 1:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

The Maw is a 3D action adventure in which you take control of Frank, a simple alien that must partner up with The Maw, a cute little blob with an insatiable hunger that makes him the most dangerous creature in the galaxy, in order to find your way home.

'Chronostorm: Siberian Strike' - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 1:00 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka's Chronostorm: Siberian Strike, developed by Ulysses Games, is a dynamic RTS game about the hot battles that could happen in the near future at the eastern boarders of Russia.

Xbox 360 Passes Six-Million Unit Milestone in Europe

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 12:39 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Microsoft announced that the Xbox 360 has broken through the six million mark in Europe. A reduction in the estimated retail price (ERP) of the console last week has brought the entry-level ERP for Xbox 360 down to €179/£129.99.

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

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 12:32 p.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.

'Quantum of Solace' (ALL) Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 11:56 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Quantum of Solace blends intense first-person action with a unique 3rd person cover combat system that allows players to truly feel what it is like to be the ultimate secret agent as they use their stealth, precision shooting and lethal combat skills to progress. Fans who pre-order James Bond: Quantum of Solace at Gamestop will received a token for an exclusive multiplayer map, while Best Buy is giving a $10 off coupon for any James Bond movie DVD (only in-store).

'NBA 2K9' (ALL) Living Roster Feature Detailed

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 11:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

2K Sports and Visual Concepts are working on the next installment in their NBA2k franchise featuring 11-time NBA All-Star and 2008 Defensive Player of the Year Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics as the cover athlete and spokesman for NBA 2K9.

'Ultimate Band' (NDS/Wii) - 80 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Golden Axe: Beast Rider' (PS3/X360) Gets Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 10:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Duke Nukem 3D' (XBLA) This Week's Xbox Live Arcade Title, For $10

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The non-nonsense, alien punisher is back and ready for action! Gear-up and save the Earth, and its babes, in the updated version of the classic game that helped jump start the FPS genre, featuring 8-player online co-op, a rewind function in single-player to relive (or redo) those climactic firefights, and the ability to capture multiplayer battles and share with other XBL users.

'Dynasty Warriors Multi Raid' (PSP) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KOEI is not bringing an adaptation of its Dynasty Warriors 6 title to the PSP, adding various new features, new stages, and an upgraded version of FW5's Musou Rage with super saiyan effects, and will have multiplayer and co-op support. Characters in Multi Raid have the ability to transform into a more powerful look, similar to the DragonBall Z titles (thanks Andreas).

'We Cheer' (Wii) Tracklist Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

We Cheer gives players the chance to jump, shout and shake it all about just like a real cheerleader. By using two Wiimotes as virtual pom-poms, wannabe cheerleaders follow on-screen commands to perform a variety of high-energy spins, kicks and twists, while taking part in professionally choreographed routines.

'Iron Grip: Warlord' - 39 Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 9:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Iron Grip: Warlord, using the Q3 engine, blends RTS and FPS gameplay, where you must employ urban guerrilla tactics to fight off the hordes. Protect your city at all costs, by building defense structures, setting traps, and taking the enemy on yourself.

Majesco Signs Distribution Agreement With Scholastic Interactive

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 9:41 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Majesco signed an agreement with Scholastic Interactive to distribute the Group's console and handheld titles in North and South America, including Goosebumps HorrorLand (NDS/PS2/Wii) and Ultimate I SPY (Wii), as well as catalog titles I SPY Fun House and Animal Genius for NDS.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'MotoGP 08'

by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

'WWII Battle Tanks: T-34 vs. Tiger' Gets Euro Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 6:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive's simulation game WWII Battle Tanks: T-34 vs Tiger, developed by G5, is a realistic WW2 Tank simulation game allowing players to experience the power of some of the most advanced weaponry of its time and battle the enemy head on during some of the most critical campaigns of WW2.

Wii Shop Channel Gets Two WiiWare Titles and Two Classics

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 6:07 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: Mega Man 9 (Wiiware), PLÄTTCHEN twist 'n' paint (Wiiware), Super Dodge Ball (VC) and Vectorman (VC).

'Ocean Commander' (NDS/Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ocean Commander is a stylized side scrolling shooter, aimed at casual and hardcore gamers alike. Featuring a plethora of missions, enemies and weapons to blast, it’ll certainly keep that trigger finger ready.

'Pipe Mania' (ALL) - Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 5:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Pipe Mania you must lay down a pre-ordained set of pipes on a tiled grid in order to keep the constantly flowing Flooze moving for as long as possible without it spilling out, requiring quick thinking, hand-eye co-ordination, and keen spatial awareness.

'Dark Horizon' Space Combat - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 5:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Europa Universalis III: In Nomine' - v3.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 5:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Europa Universalis III: In Nomine (requires Napoleon's Ambition) start in October 1399 and the coronation of Henry IV of England, offering over 50 more years of gameplay, experiencing the Byzantine Empire, Tamerlane and the end of the Hundred Years War.

'Evil Resistance: Morning Of The Dead' - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 4:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A young policewoman is promoted and transferred to a new place of service – the police station within the borders of Moscow. On the way she has a road accident. After regaining consciousness she notices that the place is full of people acting in a strange way who later on turn out to be zombies.

'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames' (ALL) - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 4:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'Tales of Hearts' (NDS) - 19 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 4:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Namco Bandai's Tales of Hearts is a new 2D installment in the Tales franchise adding an Emotional Gauge to the battle system, which allows the player to perform special attacks based on the characters emotions. Currently only scheduled for release in Japan, in 2 versions, same game, but with either CG or anime style cut scenes.

'Legends of Great India' Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 3:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legends of Great India is an RTS game that captures the epic stories and characters of Ancient India. Players will be able to experience the power of heroes and Gods such as Arjuna, Hanuman, Ganesh, Ram, Shiva and many more.

'X3: Terran Conflict' Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 3:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Egosoft's X³: Terran Conflict is a brand new, stand-alone game set in the universe of X³. It is the culmination of the X trilogy, with a grand finale that takes us all the way back to Earth's own solar system. Originally planned for Oct. 3, it has been pushed back a week due to unforeseen production issues.

'Rise Of The Argonauts' (PS3/X360/PC) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Codemasters' Rise Of The Argonauts is an action/rpg set in ancient Greece where you will embark on an epic quest, and encounter legendary figures such as Jason, Hercules and Atalanta.

PC Review - 'Spore'

by Alan Butterworth on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

Monday, September 22, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 3:12 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:

'Wings of Control' Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 3:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Experience intense low altitude air to air combat between aircrafts with an exorbitant list of advanced weaponry in Wings of Control. Pilot powerful airplanes designed in an alternate history for the purpose of totalitarian ownership of the skies.

'Command & Conquer Gold' - Unofficial v1.06 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 2:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

To celebrate the 12 year anniversary of the Command & Conquer franchise, EA has released the first C&C free of charge. Both the GDI and Nod campaigns are in ISO format, free for download. This v1.06 patch adds bug fixes, graphics updates, mission fixes and new features, like the advanced options in conquer.ini, and a 1024x768 high resolution mode accessible through CCSetup.exe

'Tony Hawk's Motion and Hue Pixel Painter' (NDS) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 2:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tony Hawk’s Motion and Hue Pixel Painter utilizes the Motion Pack to feature accelerometer technology so gamers can twist, tilt and turn through numerous skateboarding sessions and for the first time in franchise history, the game brings snowboarding.

Topware Donates 10,000 Games to U.S. Army Troops

by Rainier on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 2:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Topware Interactive announced the donation of over 10,000 units of its sci-fi futuristic shooter software title Chrome Specforce to the various branches of the United States armed services in its ongoing effort to play an active role in the support of US troops, both at home and abroad.

PS2 Review - 'DanceDanceRevolution: Disney Channel Edition'

by Sanford May on Sept. 22, 2008 @ 1:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

DanceDanceRevolution: Disney Channel Edition features music and characters from some of Disney Channel's favorite TV shows and movies, including Hannah Montana, High School Musical, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, That's So Raven, The Cheetah Girls, Kim Possible and more. The game contains 40 songs that can be unlocked by completing various gameplay challenges.