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'SingStar ABBA' (PS2/PS3) Tracklists Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 6:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Singstar ABBA is a collaboration to bring the band’s best loved tracks to SingStar, allowing PS2/PS3 owners to sing along with some of the most iconic pop tracks of all time including ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Gimme Gimme Gimme’, ‘Waterloo’ and ‘Dancing Queen’.

Various Game Trailers #1444

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 6:16 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:

  • Metal Slug 7 [NDS] - Trailer #3
  • Spider-Man: Web of Shadows [ALL] - Gameplay Trailer
  • Gothic 3: Forsaken Gods - Trailer
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar [PS3/X360/PC] - Command Points Briefing
  • Shaun White Snowboarding [ALL] - Developer Diary Trailer #1


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

'Moon' (NDS) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 6:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Moon is a sci-fi, action-adventure title, placing gamers on the cold lunar surface in the year 2058. Researchers are shocked to find a sealed, alien hatch during construction of a new lunar base, but it's a shock that soon pales in comparison to what they find beyond the hatch.

'Neighborhood Games' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 6:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ensuring that the fun never ends even if it’s cold, rainy, or dark outside, THQ announced Neighborhood Games, featuring 24 twists on popular neighborhood games that are fun for all ages and encourage both competitive and cooperative play.

How to Play 'Master of the Monster Lair' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 6:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Master of the Monster Lair is a dungeon-designing, monster-hunting RPG adventure. In order to trap the freeloading monsters of South Arc, you must become the architect of a vast labyrinth, crafting intricate levels designed to lure and capture all manner of beasts.

'Silent Hill: Homecoming' (PS3/X360/PC) Toned Down Under

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 5:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Hill: Homecoming is a psychological horror game thrusting players into a shadowy world of chaos and terror with atmospheric HD graphics, an all-new iconic and chilling soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka, and an original storyline that sheds new light on the desolate, fog-shrouded town of Silent Hill. Having shipped to stores in North America, Atari revealed that the imposed ban in Australia might force it to tone down the game in order to lift the restriction due to graphic dismemberment.

'Bratz Kidz Slumber Party' (NDS/Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 5:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yasmin is hosting a sleepover. As our 4 girls look through Yasmin’s photo album, they remember all their craziest times together and embark on an adventure based on each of the memories in the album!

'Marble Blast Ultra' (XBLA) Getting New Map DLCs

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Marble Blast Ultra players compete against each other by navigating marbles through moving platforms and dangerous hazards, while collecting rare gems and power-ups, in an effort to complete each course in record time. Updated achievements reveals MBU might be getting two new expansion packs (Agoraphobia and Marble Fu packs).

'Mega Man 9' (ALL) Coming to XBLA Tomorrow

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 2:15 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.

'Quantum of Solace' (ALL) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 2:12 p.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.

'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames' (ALL) to Get New Characters And Expanded Co-op

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 1:46 p.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. The Total Payback update for Mercs 2 will add cheats, six new playable characters, and cross-region co-op multiplayer support.

'Demigod' - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 12:55 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in an future-fantasy world, Demigod is a team-based action/RPG/RTS hybrid game that casts you as a hero waging war to obtain a position within the pantheon of gods.

'Tiberium' (PS3/X360/PC) Gets Canceled

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 12:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tiberium is a tactical FPS action game set in an environmentally-devastated world and places the player in the heart of an epic battle for control this powerful energy source. Rumors had been circulating for a few weeks already, and after being previously delayed, EALA confirms that Tiberium has been canceled, citing "fundamental design challenges from the start," but while trying to correct those issues, Tiberium simply did not "meet our own quality expectations as well as those of our consumers."

'SBK-08 Superbike World Championship' (ALL) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 12:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Conspiracy has entered into a publishing agreement to bring Black Bean's fast paced racing game SBK08 Superbike World Championship, developed by Milestone, to North America. SBK08 is the officially licensed WSBK, and will storm the next-gen consoles with brand new features and enhancements.

Marriott & Renaissance Hotels Installing Wii Systems in Rooms

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 12:03 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In a lodging industry first, Marriott International is piloting a new specially built Wii hotel game system from Nintendo in select guest rooms and lounges, offering guests a choice of 20 games, including the popular Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario Galaxy, and Wii Sports as well as Nintendo fitness game, Wii Fit.

'NBA Live 09' (ALL) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 11:09 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA Live 09 sports new features like Pick and Roll Control, Defensive Lockdown Control, Signature Playcalling and Quickstrike Ankle-Breakers that will make the game experience fun from beginning to end. Additionally, NBA Live 09 takes you to training camp with the NBA Academy that gives you a chance to hone your skills.

'Wizard101' Offering Family-Sized Price Reduction

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 11:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

KingsIsle Entertainment's Wizard101 is an elaborate 3D virtual world in which magic and sorcery come to life as players embark on a quest that involves a massive cast of good, evil and frequently silly characters.

'Marble Saga: Kororinpa' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 9:51 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Marble Saga: Kororinpa is full of new levels for gamers to explore, 4-person multiplayer gameplay, tons of customization features, the ability to connect and compete online and the use of the Wii Balance Board as features.

'Real Soccer 2009' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 9:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Real Soccer 2009 is the definitive soccer title designed specifically for NDS, offering a never-before-seen soccer experience with revolutionary yet accessible touch screen controls.

'Far Cry 2' (PS3/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Far Cry 2 immerses players in an entirely new kind of gaming experience, where players will discover a true open world gameplay set in one of the most beautiful environments in the world, Africa, brought to life by high-definition next-gen technology.

'Guitar Rock Tour' (NDS) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 9:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Rock Tour is a fun-filled, music simulation game that lets players experience the blood-pumping exhilaration of stardom by playing guitar and drum instruments, to world famous tunes.

Xbox 360 Sales Surge 214% In Wake of Price Drop

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 9:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

New figures announced by ChartTrack saw sales of the Xbox 360 increase by 214% in the last two weeks, outselling Sony’s PlayStation 3 by more than two-to-one and reaffirming its strong momentum in Europe in the wake of its recent reduction in estimated retail price.

'Atlantica Online' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 9:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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.

'BPM Racing' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set to turn heads out of the starting gate and turn up the volume on television sets, BPM Racing complements white knuckle racing with a pulsating, diverse electronic soundtrack for a complete visual and audio driving experience.

'TV Show King Party' (Wii) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 9:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

TV Show King Party lets players test their smarts in an entertaining TV show game atmosphere, delivering innovative fun for players of all ages and families by featuring thousands of trivia questions in eight categories ranging from Music and Movies to History, Sports and Science.

'X3: Terran Conflict' - 18 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 9:20 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.

'Fracture' (PS3/X360) Developer Interview

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Interviews

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. At a recent press event we sat down with senior producer and art director Dan Hay, and associate producer Deke Waters.

'Gears of War 2' (X360) Showing Horde Mode At E for All, Pre-Order Incentives

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 8:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. Epic will be showing off the new Horde co-op mode at E for All. When you pre-order at Blockbuster you get the first issue of the GoW comic, while GameStop throws in an exclusive GoW 2 New Xbox Experience theme, and Best Buy's Limited Edition includes a remote control version of the Centaur tank.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' (ALL) to Get New Mission & Characters - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 8:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. LucasArts revealed that TFU will be getting a new campaign (Jedi Temple on Coruscant) and playable characters (Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ki-Adi-Mundi, and Kit Fisto) as part of two upcoming DLCs later this year.

Activision Signs PS3 In-Game Advertising Deal with IGA

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 7:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

IGA Worldwide announced a multi-year agreement with Activision to deliver dynamic in-game advertising into multiple video game titles on PS3, starting with integrated ads in Guitar Hero World Tour.

'War Plan Pacific' - 8 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 7:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

War Plan Pacific is a turn-based computer wargame for one or two players (IP based multiplayer capability) covering the entire war in the Pacific from 1941 until 1945. Shrapnel Games is looking for a few good men to ensure smooth sailing.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 6:55 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:

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky' - v1.5.05 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 6:24 a.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.

'Ceville' - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 6:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ceville is an action-packed point & click adventure where you have to protect the fairy-tale realm of Faeryanis from the treacherous Basilius who plans to take the crown and subdue the realm with the help of murderous beasts he summons from the planes of eternal darkness.

'ShellShock 2: Blood Trails' (ALL) - New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 3:21 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

ShellShock 2: Blood Trails is a violent, first-person, survival horror game set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War.

'AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack' (PS2/Wii/PS3/X360) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 2:34 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rumored for a few weeks now, EA, Harmonix and MTV Games announced AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack, the first standalone spinoff title for Rock Band partly to promote AC/DC's upcoming album Black Ice. Scheduled for release coming November ($30) the track pack includes 18 tracks from AC/DC's Live at Donington concert and will be sold exclusively through Wal-Mart.

PS3/X360/PC Review - 'NHL 09'

by Jesse Littlefield on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 2:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

NHL 09 takes to the ice with improved Skill Stick System controls and the new Defensive Skill Stick, while adding depth and new features designed to help newcomers jump into the series, or show off your skills with the new Be A Pro mode.

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

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 2:17 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.

PC Review - 'Jack Keane'

by Mark Buckingham on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 2:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Jack Keane, developed by Deck 13, is a classical adventure game with their rich story-telling and fun gameplay. As the player you guide hero Jack Keane as he faces some of his toughest challenges yet.

'King's Bounty: The Legend' - Updated Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 2:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

King's Bounty: The Legend is an adventure game with tactical turn-based battles and role-playing elements unfolding in a rich fantasy world. The demo includes the first city in the game, all three character types, multiple quests and dozens of spells.

'A Stroke of Fate' Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 1:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A Stroke of Fate is a detective story set in the authentic surroundings of 1940s fascist Germany, giving you the opportunity to conduct a compelling investigation of the most mysterious secret veiled by the 20th century – Adolf Hitler's premature death.

Former EA Chicago Devs Resurface As Robomodo

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 1:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Robomodo officially launched as a new game developer dedicated to producing top-tier products for current and next generation console platforms. Formed in January 2008, Chicago based Robomodo has entered into a development agreement to work on a title that will be published by Activision on multiple platforms.

$40,000 Havok Physics Innovation Contest

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 1:43 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Havok and Intel have launched a worldwide competition with a cash prize of $40,000 to find the “next big thing” in video game development. Entitled the Havok Physics Innovation Contest, amateur game developers are being asked to create an inventive, playable PC game demo using the Intel sponsored no-charge PC version of the Havok Physics software.

'MLB Superstars' (Wii) - 3 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2008 @ 1:40 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.