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'Fairytale Fights' (PS3/X360/PC) Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 6:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Fairytale Fights, powered by the Unreal Engine 3, players choose one favorite fairytale character with whom they will try and save a fantasy world from certain doom. Luckily many different weapons lay around in this fairytale world, which players can use to shoot and carve up enemies… and this is where the fun begins!

Various Game Trailers #1428

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 6:20 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:

  • Combat Mission Shock Force: Marines - Trailer (4)
  • Disgaea DS [NDS] - Prinnies Trailer
  • ArcaniA: A Gothic Tale [PS3/X360/PC] - GC08 Trailer
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed [Wii] - Walkthrough Trailer
  • Skate It [Wii] - Balance Board Trailer
  • Dead Space [PS3/X360/PC] - Zero-G Trailer


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

'Metal Slug 7' (NDS) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 6:11 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Metal Slug 7 follows in the footsteps of its predecessors by continuing to deliver the high-energy and frantic, fast-paced 2-D shooting action that the franchise has always been widely renowned for.

'Novastrike' (PS3) Rolls Out Update, Tweaks Difficulty, Adds Trophies and more

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 6:05 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Hardened shooter veterans will find a wealth of options in their arsenal in Novastrike, a sci-fi war zone that puts players in the cockpit of an experimental Scythe fighter against an onslaught by the world-conquering Draelus. Tiki Games has updated Novastrike, tweaking difficulty modes, adds a secondary control layout, trophies, XMB playlist support, and more...

'Plain Sight' (X360/PC) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 3:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Plain Sight is a multiplayer game developed by UK based Beatnik Games using Microsoft's XNA development tools. The premise in Plain Sight is quite simple, you are a sword wielding robot, your goal is to grow bigger by collecting points through killing other robots and self-destructing to cash in those points, preferably destroying more robots in the blast.

'Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars' Powered By Unreal Engine 3

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 3:43 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Psyonix Studios' Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars is an arena-based online vehicle sports game for PlayStation Network that brings together animated vehicles in sports-like gameplay.

Get your Face In 'Batman: Arkham Asylum' (PS3/X360/PC) Contest

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 2:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Batman: Arkham Asylum is a 3rd-person action game powered by the Unreal Engine 3, with a dark and gritty setting. Assume the role of Batman as you deliver The Joker to Arkham Asylum, where the imprisoned super-villains have set a trap. Pre-order a copy of the game between Sept. 8th and Oct. 15th, and you could win a chance to be immortalized as a game character.

'Theatre of War 2: North Africa 1943' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 2:30 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Theatre of War 2 is a 3D RTS that covers events of 1943, the operations in Tunisia. Players will have the option to lead the German Afrika Korps of Rommel, supported by Italian military contingent, in their last full-scale attack or be at the head of the opposing English and American armies.

'Duke Nukem' Movie Resurfaces

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 2:28 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally announced 10 years ago, it seems everything 3D Realms does takes more than a decade as Max Payne movie producer Scott Faye revealed he is working with 3DR CEO Scott Miller to adapt the game franchise into a movie. No need to line up at the box office just yet, as the project is merely in the early stages. Faye is "working at establishing a Duke film scenario that will compel a studio to finance a feature version." The movie will stay true to the game, but will be "expanding Duke's 'storyverse' in a very significant major way."

'Project Origin' (ALL) Now Called 'F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin' And Gets Dated

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 12:41 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Project Origin continues F.E.A.R.'s supernatural suspense story of an escalating paranormal crisis that threatens to destroy a major American city. Alma now has free reign, and the consequences will be unimaginable. The recent Activision Vivendi merger freed up the F.E.A.R. license, which Monolith acquired, and while an official announcement will be made tomorrow, WBIE has confirmed to us that Project Origin is now official called F.E.A.R. 2, scheduled for Feb. 10, 2009.

'Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway' (ALL) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 11:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, the third entry in the series, has you reprise the heroic role of Sergeant Matt Baker, a soldier of the 101st Airborne Division, during Operation Market Garden in the late stages of World War II.

'Halo 3' (X360) New Achievements Coming in Title Update #2

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 11:25 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. Partially revealed last week, Bungie confirms it is preparing new campaign/multiplayer achievements via a title update coming later this month, which will also fix various issues, add a new multiplayer ban method, and a per-playlist ranking of player skill.

'S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky' Confirms New North American Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 11:14 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. Deep Silver confirmed the new release date is set for Sept. 15, after it was delayed earlier due to a manufacturing hiccup (retail boxes were missing cd key).

'Cartoon Network Universe: FusionFall' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 11:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

FusionFall is set in a re-imagined Cartoon Network universe where, as a kid, you will team up with other players and Cartoon Network characters to defend it from an alien invasion of epic proportions.

RocketBowl, Samurai Shodown 2, Shotest Shogi This Week's XBLA Titles

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 10:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

RocketBowl is a fresh twist on a classic sport, or hone you sword-fighting skills and claim your glory in Samurai Showdown 2. If neither of those are your thing, you can try Shotest Shogi, a new spin on the classic chess board game. All three of these titles, as well as level packs for Buku Sudoku and N+, will be available Sept. 10 at 9 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PDT).

'Cities XL' - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 10:07 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cities XL will expand upon all that make city builders fun and interesting, with cities that are bigger, more realistic and sophisticated than ever before, while letting players take their game online, as they interact with others in a massive online environment.

'Guitar Hero III' (ALL) Gets New Metallica Album This Week, With Bonus Tracks

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 10:03 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Guitar Hero fans will channel their inner rock god, experience new features and content including a new multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, unlockable content and authentic rock venues. In case you missed last week's 11 bonus track Best Buy offer, you will be able to download the entire album on Sept. 12. which will also include two exclusive renditions of “Suicide & Redemption” with extended solos by James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett.

'Street Gears' Accepting Beta Test Sign-ups - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 9:44 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Based on a persistent manga-style universe, Street Gears is a massively multiplayer roller game where players can challenge each others in races or tricks contests. Street Gears will be opened in its closed beta for a limited amount of players, from Sept. 10th to Sept. 19th, after which the open beta will be initiated.

'DQ Tycoon' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 9:39 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

GameMill Entertainment and Spark Plug Games announced DQ Tycoon, a new time management casual game based on the Dairy Queen property, offering players the ability to manage a series of Dairy Queen stores in a community with daily challenges including the creation of Blizzard flavor treats for a rush of customers.

PC Preview - 'BattleForge'

by Adam Pavlacka on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

EA's Phenomic Studio is developing BattleForge, a new fantasy online RTS game where you assemble your own army with collectible trading cards. Win, trade and buy your cards online to create your ultimate deck.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway'

by Redmond Carolipio on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway, the third entry in the series, has you reprise the heroic role of Sergeant Matt Baker, a soldier of the 101st Airborne Division, during Operation Market Garden in the late stages of World War II.

Wii Shop Channel Gets New WiiWare Title and Two Classics

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 8:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nintendo added two classics and one WiiWare title to the Wii's Shop Channel. Wii owners with online access can redeem Wii Points to download the following titles: Groovin' Blocks (Wiiware), Final Soldier (VC) and Cho Aniki (VC).

'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' (ALL) Confirms 2009 Delay

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, you'll engage in exciting wizard duels, mix and brew magical ingredients in Potions class, take to the air to lead the Gryffindor Quidditch team to victory, and discover the identity of the Half-Blood Prince. As we revealed last month, EA confirmed that the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been pushed until July 2009 to coincide with the movie's release.

'Math Blaster in the Prime Adventure' (NDS) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 8:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Developed by Knowledge Adventure and inspired by the original hit PC game, Math Blaster makes learning fun by combining a variety of adventure-based learning games with challenging mathematic puzzles and the unique capabilities of NDS.

D3Publisher Makes PSP Titles Downloadable

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 8:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

D3Publisher will bring its classic PSP titles to gamers for download via the PlayStation Store in North America beginning this September. PSP system owners will no longer need a UMD to play titles such as mini-game collection WTF: work time fun, the original Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, and third person-action game Dead Head Fred.

Monday, September 8, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 4:34 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:

'Farmyard Party: Featuring the Olympigs' (Wii) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 4:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Farmyard Party: Featuring the Olympigs brings farmyard fun to the Wii with eight Olympig events which are divided into four categories: all-round, speed, power, and skill. Game modes include a marathon challenge, party modes themed around event styles, single event fun and some hilarious bonus games.

'Star Wars: The Force Unleashed' (ALL) Coming to PC After All ?

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 3:41 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. At NVISION 08 Pixelux Entertainment's COO Vik Sohal, the company that developed The Force Unleashed's DMM physics tech, revealed has a PC version as well.

UPDATE: LucasArts sent us a short statement saying that there is NO PC version planned.

'Rock Band' Gets Euro Price Cut, Ship Date for PS3, PS2, and Wii Editions

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 2:47 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Harmonix and EA announced a European price cut for the Rock Band Instrument Edition on the X360, which will now retail for €139.99/£109.99, which will also be the base price for the PS3, PS2 and Wii editions, scheduled to ship later this month.

'Soldner-X: Himmelssturmer' (ALL) Gets Improvements, Release Date - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 2:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Söldner-X: Himmelsstürmer is a fast and furious shoot 'em up with state-of-the-art graphics, driving soundtrack and classic fun gameplay sprinkled with fresh innovations. While the PC version was released in 2007, eastasiasoft revealed next month's PS3 edition will get audio and visual improvements, updated game play, trophies and much more.

'The King of Fighters '98: Ultimate Match' (PS2) Gets Delayed - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 2:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Originally created as a dream match for players to pit their favorite KOF characters against each other, KOF '98 UM takes that one step further by introducing new characters, game systems, game modes, stages, and a soundtrack not seen in the original. Previously scheduled for Q4 2008, the Ultimate Match has been delayed until January 2009 (and no mention of the XBLA edition).

'The Legend of Kage 2' (NDS) - 7 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 1:52 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.

Atari Opens Up Studio in London, Focused on Online Games

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 1:42 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames announces the formation of a new in-house game development studio based out of London, with focus on innovating and developing mass-market consumer games and services for online-enabled devices including PC and consoles.

PS3 Review - 'Mercenaries 2: World in Flames'

by Alan Butterworth on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 1:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

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.

'FIFA 09' (ALL) - 14 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 1:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With over 250 additions and enhancements to core gameplay, FIFA 09 has been designed and customized to deliver a unique gameplay experience that takes advantage of the hardware specifications of each available platform.

Wii Review - 'Bee Movie Game'

by Dustin Chadwell on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 1:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue them.

'The Maw' (XBLA) Announced - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 1:14 a.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.

'Spore Creatures' (NDS) Demo Available for Download

by Rainier on Sept. 8, 2008 @ 1:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Spore is an epic journey that takes you from the origin and evolution of life through the development of civilization and technology and eventually all the way into the deepest reaches of outer space. Fans interested in trying out a demo can obtain it through the NDS' download feature.