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Nintendo Working on Camera- and Music-Capable NDS

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2008 @ 10:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

According to the Nikkei business, Nintendo is working on a new version of its popular NDS handheld, one that lets users snap photos (and possibly let those be used in-game) and play music, allowing it to compete with the iPod or cell phones. According to the report, the new DS will retail for about 20,000 yen ($189) in Japan by the end of the year and come equipped with advanced wireless communication functions.

'Need for Speed Undercover' (ALL) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2008 @ 6:11 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.

NDS Review - 'Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise'

by Richard Poskozim on Sept. 27, 2008 @ 4:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

In Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise players will inherit a neglected garden on Piñata Island and turn it into a piñata paradise by tending to all aspects of cleaning the garden, growing and maintaining vegetation, caring for and breeding piñatas, as well as attracting new piñata species.

'Resident Evil 5' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2008 @ 4:20 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Capcom's Resident Evil 5 is the forthcoming installment in the Resident Evil survival horror series, which will debut for the PS3 and X360, promising to revolutionize the series by delivering an unbelievable level of detail, realism and control.

Xbox Live Arcade Review - 'Shred Nebula'

by Brad Hilderbrand on Sept. 27, 2008 @ 3:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

CrunchTime Games' Shred Nebula is a top-down free-roaming space shooter with unparalleled action and depth, featuring ship based space combat, intergalactic exploration and multiplayer dog-fighting.

'Cooking Mama World Kitchen' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2008 @ 3:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Cooking Mama 2: World Kitchen, featuring hot new recipes and all-new 3D graphics, players use the motion-sensitive Wii Remote to cook a variety of recipes by simulating the actions of a real-life chef.

'The Chronicles of Spellborn' Gets North American Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2008 @ 3:29 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.

'Monopoly' (PS2/Wii/X360/PC) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2008 @ 3:23 a.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.

'Beyond Protocol' Now Accepting Open Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2008 @ 12:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Beyond Protocol is an MMORTS that puts you in control of a group of colonists who believe that you can bring them the happiness their ancestors had on Earth. Your actions and leadership will bring forth changes sought by all who step Beyond Protocol. Fans interested in participating in the open beta can sign up here ...

'Thunder Force VI' (PS2) - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 27, 2008 @ 12:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally scheduled in 2000 as a DreamCast title, Thunder Force VI is a side scrolling shooter game in development for the PS2, directed by SEGA's Tetsu Okano, known for Segagaga, Astro Boy: Omega Factor and Gunstar Super Heroes.

Wii Review - 'Cars Mater-National'

by Dustin Chadwell on Sept. 27, 2008 @ 12:01 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Cars Mater-National offers a fresh adventure set in the super-fueled world of Radiator Springs, featuring all-new international characters vying for their chance to compete against Lightning McQueen in the First Annual Mater-National Race Festival.