Populous is considered one of the first games in the strategy/god games genre since its conception on the Amiga in the late 80s. XSEED is bringing the classic back on the NDS making use of the dual screen, new god powers and multiplayer for up to 4 players.
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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. Fans playing RE5 at the Tokyo Game Show will experience a new control scheme as the series classic stop and shoot mechanic will be replaced with a more Gears inspired cover system according to producer Jun Takeuchi.
Being a common citizen, there is a probability of one in a million of receiving the back mark, a device implanted in your body that emits a signal which can be followed. If you are marked, you have become the main star of The Hunt, the degeneration into a TV show of the governmental cleaning action.
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. With its launch only days away Lazard Capital Markets analyst Colin Sebastian predicts Will Wright's Spore will sell 2 million copies, and while September's year over year growth will have to compete with 2007's Halo 3 launch, he expects generally positive industry sales.
Armed with cinematic quality HD graphics, a next-gen battle system, interactive multi-dimensional battle grounds and a seamlessly explorable world of Naruto, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm will capture the heart of any Naruto fan! Your dream to live and breathe the show will come true!
It has been rumored for months, retail chains have been hinting at it the past few weeks, a few days ago Microsoft Japan confirmed it would be slashing its price, and now Microsoft finally confirmation that as of Sept. 5 it will reduce the HD-less Arcade edition to $199, the 60GB edition to $299, and the 120GB Elite model will cost $399.
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..
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:
- Legendary [ALL] - Behind the Scenes Trailer #5
- Spectrobes: Beyond The Portals [NDS] - Making Of Trailer #1
- Perimeter 2: New Earth [PC] - Unit Transformation Trailer
- Spore [PC] - Space Stage Trailer
- Battelfield Heroes [PC] - Character Customization Trailer
- Aion: The Tower of Eternity - Territories Trailer
We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...
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. Kaos Studios has issued a new title update for the X360 version, while two new DLCs are in testing which will add a new Conquer game mode and new maps, weapons and vehicles.
MotoGP is the world's premier motorcycling championship consisting of 18 Grands Prix hosted around the globe, featuring the world's top motorcycle manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM and Aprilia, who provide machinery for the world's best riders, including reigning World Champion Casey Stoner, Valentino Rossi, Nicky Hayden and Dani Pedrosa.
Kivi's Underworld is a casual, hack and slash game. Explore the mysterious underworld Kivi's Underworld as a mighty Warrior battling opponents toe to toe, rain down fire on your enemies with the dangerous Fire Mage, sneak disguised with stealth to confound your foes as a Scout, unleash the fury of the Berserker, or adventure with any of the other sixteen playable characters.
Revealed earlier today, Lumines Supernova combines puzzles, block-dropping beats and video entertainment to create an addictively-fun gameplay experience that will keep you playing day after day, packed with brand new skins and new modes.
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. Play against Pandemic between Sept. 5 and Sept. 12, and get a chance to win the 50-point "Everybody Wants Some!!" achievement!
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. This v1.01 patch improves performance, overall stability, fixes potential load/save issues, and balances multiplayer.
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.
Zoo Games, announces Calvin Tucker's Redneck Jamboree, a multiplayer party game featuring a comic, cartoonish art style, a healthy dose of redneck humor, and a series of ludicrously slapstick competitions.
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.
In anticipation of the Diablo III and StarCraft II launch, Blizzard is giving its longtime online matchmaking service, and community portal for all its multiplayer enabled titles, a next-gen overhaul adding new features such as achievements, in-game/voice chat, avatars, clan support, improved cheat detection and punishment, AMM-type matchmaking, friends/ignore lists with advanced management, general web community overhaul, and eSports support with automated tournaments. Whether it will be compatible with older titles was not revealed (thanks DIII.net).
Killzone 2 throws players back into the midst of a hostile and dramatic ongoing battle between the ISA and Helghast army, delivering intense warfare with lifelike character animations, detailed and destructible environments, realistic physics, and advanced levels of AI.
Operation Flashpoint 2 will see the most realistic modeling of conflict scenarios in a new contemporary theater of war. By offering a multitude of military disciplines, gameplay will deliver warfare more realistic and intense then ever before, while an extensive multiplayer component will create battles on an incredible scale.
Announced last year but not heard of since, Multiverse's Firefly MMO has been put on hold according to online reports in favor of another Joss Whedon creation, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Claiming the Buffy property has more potential, the TV series-based MMO will be a fully immersive 3D environment or as a Flash-based 2D game, where both types of players can interact.
Last month MindArk signed a license agreement with Crytek to use the CryENGINE 2 in its free-of-charge real cash economy based virtual world Entropia Universe.
Atlantica Online is bringing back turn-based and strategic gameplay to give a fresh face to the MMO world, a thinking person's game, giving you the chance to really strategize using the combat, mercenary and city/country management system.
The Incredible Hulk features key moments from the film, as well as additional plot lines and characters from the character’s rich comic-book universe. Players smash through New York City, battling gigantic enemies amidst soaring skyscrapers in a massive open world. Originally scheduled for June, SEGA has released the promised multiplayer expansion adding two-player missions set in one of 5 large dynamic and fully destructible arenas.
From Monday Sept. 8 onward, the Good Old Games closed press beta will come to an end and the Early Access Beta will begin. Anyone who has signed up will receive an access key during the next week, granting them access to the ever-growing catalogue of tantalizing classic games.
Pure takes quad racing to a new level, featuring massive jumps and spectacular airborne tricks in memorable, photo-realistic settings all over the globe.
BlackFoot Studios has entered into an agreement with Epic Games to license Unreal Engine 3 for its upcoming military tactical action game Sky Gods, a complete co-operative game experience centering on Special Forces operations, specifically HALO (High Altitude, Low Opening) and helicopter insertion missions.
by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 3, 2008 @ 6:10 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews
I Heart Geeks! is the ultimate combination of humor and physics-based puzzles, featuring a tongue-in-cheek story and hip art style where the brainy geek overcomes the brawny (and bullying) jocks, winning the heart of the beautiful cheerleader.
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.
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). Guitar Hero fans will be able to unleash their inner rockstar with exclusive re-records by MC5’s Wayne Kramer, Motörhead and The Sex Pistols
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.
Crackdown pushes the action-driving hybrid genre into the next gen with the introduction of a true 3-dimensional persistent playground, co-op gameplay and an extensive prop interaction system all while taking place in a massive and highly-stylized urban center. Realtime Worlds community rep Chris Dye revealed that there will be no more Crackdown DLCs, the studio has moved on to APB and other yet unannounced projects.
The latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu reveals that Q Entertainment is working on a new installment in their Lumines franchise, coming to the PlayStation Network later this year. Lumines Supernova features new skins, stages, and a new Dig Dug mode where you have to clean preset blocks off the screen in order to win.
Dissidia: Final Fantasy is an all-new title in the FF franchise, although it's not part of the compilation of Final Fantasy VIII or the Ivalice Alliance. Not a standard RPG, it's labeled a dramatic progressive action title, and Tetsuya Nomura, known for Kingdom Hearts, has signed on to be the game's character designer.
by Chris "Atom" DeAngelus on Sept. 3, 2008 @ 4:12 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Gamers are invited to return to magical Piñata Island where unfortunately not all is well. Professor Pester, along with his gang of Ruffians, have wiped out Piñata Central’s computer records, which poses a threat to parties everywhere.
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 Last Remnant is Square Enix's latest single-player RPG game, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, scheduled to be released in Japan and North America simultaneously, with two main characters, each one appealing to a specific territory.
Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v5.6 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth.
Epic announced Phase 1 finalists for the Best Deathmatch Level category in its $1 Million Intel Make Something Unreal Contest.
Vogster Entertainment's first new project Robocalypse is an innovative new RTS war game set in a world of wise-cracking, battling robots, offering madcap weaponry and uproarious destruction.
When Microsoft mysteriously pulled Bungie's Halo announcement from E3, the now indie studio confirmed that it was working on new Halo 3 multiplayer content, and confirmed new Halo 3 content would be shown at PAX. While there was no official announcement, a Halo 3 Mythic screens was spotted on some units on the exhibit floor, and a sneaky gamer who took a peek at the dashboard noticed 79 achievements, 30 more than the original.
by Reggie Carolipio on Sept. 3, 2008 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews
Claude Boulet and his team of elite French Foreign Legion commandos have to face their biggest challenge yet! General Mendoza’s mercenaries have invaded the Île Royale in the French Guiana, where scientists in a secret atomic research facility are working on an experimental nuclear reactor.
You are the newest recruit of the United Nations Air Force-a top secret agency set up to protect citizens against the threat of unknown forces without breaking down international agreements or diplomatic acts.