'Kororinpa 2' (Wii) - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 7:16 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Kororinpa 2 is a fast-paced action title where the player helps out the small Ant – named Anthony – and his colony, the player is charged with rolling a ball through over 100 stages in a quest to locate the mythical Golden Sunflower Seed.

Microsoft Confirms Ensemble Studios Closure Plans

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 6:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Following rumors from earlier today, Microsoft confirmed it has decided to close Ensemble Studios following the completion of Halo Wars. After the closure, the Ensemble leadership team will form a new studio and has agreed to provide ongoing support for Halo Wars as well as work on other projects with Microsoft Game Studios.

Various Game Trailers #1429

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 5:57 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:

  • NHL 09 [ALL] - New Features r Trailer
  • Far Cry 2 [PS3/X360/PC] - Pre-Order Trailer
  • The Sims 3 - Behind the Scenes Trailer #1


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

'Fallout 3' (ALL) Censorship Trickles Down to All Regions

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 5:10 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fallout 3 places a player in the role of a Vault-dweller, who ventures from his secluded, underground survival Vault into a post-apocalyptic world of mutants, radiation, gangs and violence. In a recent interview, Bethesda's Pete Hines revealed that as a result of the issues raised by the Australian censorship board, it decided to remove real world references, and proscribing Morphine in the game from any and all versions of the game.

'Savage Moon' (PS3) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 4:59 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Savage Moon is a frantic, action-packed PlayStation Network tower defense game in a gritty sci-fi setting. You are tasked with protecting mining facilities from ravenous space bugs using some truly fearsome weaponry. And you’ll need as much strategy as firepower as you fend off wave after wave.

'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) Grossed More Than Box Office Movies In August

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 4:57 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madden NFL 09 marks the 20th anniversary of the franchises, and features adaptable gameplay tailored to every type of gamer, online enhancements and a broadcast style presentation delivering an authentic NFL experience. Madden NFL 09 has registered approx. $133.5 million in retail sales for the month of August, more than any blockbuster movie during that same month.

'FaceOff Hockey 2008' Announced

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 4:49 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Simulation games developer Wolverine Studios announced that it is collaborating with Rick Cole to bring hockey simulation FaceOff Hockey under its wings.

'Motorm4x: Offroad Extreme' - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 4:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Motorm4x is a non-formulaic all-terrain off-road racing title that lets players drive and explore large outdoor terrains in a variety of SUV and off-road vehicles featuring simulated GPS and 4WD functions including player-controlled axle-locking, 4-wheel drive and GPS pathfinding.

'Legends of Norrath' Expands With Ethernauts Card Set

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 4:20 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Legends of Norrath is the first online card game playable within the EverQuest and EverQuest II live MMO games where you can challenge opponents in both casual games and high-level tournaments. The Ethernauts set adds 280 new cards, 20+ new loot cards, and a new Starter Pack option that provides gamers with enough cards to build four starter decks for one low price.

'Ninja Blade' (X360) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 2:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

From Software's Ninja Blade is a cinematic action game where, armed with an arsenal of specialized ninja weapons, tools and skills, players will be given the epic task of defending Tokyo and ultimately humanity from a horrific, genetically mutating disease.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Developer Ensemble Studios Shutting Down?

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 2:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Halo Wars is a strategy game based on the Halo universe where players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind. Ensemble Studios, founded in 1995 and best known for the Age of Empires series, has laid off non-essential employees and plans on shutting down after completion of Halo Wars according to online reports. We contacted Microsoft and Ensemble but so far have yet to receive a reply.

'Crysis Warhead' PC Specs Revealed - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 1:12 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

More brash and aggressive than his Delta Force squadmate Nomad, you'll experience Psycho’s parallel story during the events of the original, finding that life on the other side of the island is even more intense and explosive than you could have imagined. EA has revealed the specifications for its $699 dedicated Crysis PC, which is supposed to run the game smoothly at 30FPS.

'Battlefield: Bad Company' (ALL) to Get Trophies, Fixes, Weapons Unlock

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 1:06 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Battlefield: Bad Company drops gamers behind enemy lines with a squad of renegade soldiers who risk it all on a personal quest for gold and revenge. Apart from the previously announced new conquest mode and maps, DICE is working on an update to add trophy support, fix Server/Dog Tag lag, PS3 VOIP, various game tweaks, and unlock the pre-order, newsletter and Demo weapons.

'Resistance: Retribution' (PSP) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 12:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Resistance: Retribution is a 3rd person adventure with an all new story, levels, weapons and enemies, as well as a proprietary targeting system and game engine that pushes the system to its limit, allowing more detailed characters, special effects, and terrain that captures the look and feel of the Resistance universe.

'Warhammer Online' Pre-Orders Get A Head Start on September 14th

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 12:34 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning will bring Games Workshop's fantasy world to life in a way that will allow players to create characters destined for great deeds and glory on the field of battle. Fans who pre-ordered Warhammer Online will be able to get the jump on creating their characters and exploring the world when the game’s “Head Start” program begins on Sept. 14th.

Motorhead Goes Virtual in 'Entropia Universe' With Stadium and Castle

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 11:27 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Virtual World developer Mindark and rock icon Lemmy from Motörhead announced a partnership to create Motörhead Stadium and Lemmy's Castle within Entropia Universe, giving fans access to unique quests, exclusive music as well as battle Lemmy's Guardians in hopes of joining his private Virtual Army.

'Phantasy Star Portable' (PSP) - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 11:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Phantasy Star Portable includes the original PSU content, the Ambition of the Illuminus expansion pack, 4-player local multiplayer, PSP exclusive bosses and weapons, and a new History mode playable as a new character Vivienne.

'SOCOM' (PS3) Beta Server Goes Belly-Up, Patch to the Rescue

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 10:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation focuses on online play and the global community and clans that support it, with Tournaments, Clan Ladders, and Leader Boards. Due to overwhelming demand, the SOCOM beta servers choked, causing abnormal latency, disconnects, long load times, login errors and community features such as clans and stats not functioning correctly. A 1.10 patch has been issued to addresses a number of stability and late joining issues.

'LocoRoco 2' (PSP) - 10 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 10:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

LocoRoco 2 further plunges you into a colorful world where jelly-like creatures sing, roll and bounce their way through levels to reach their goals. Guide your LocoRoco through the various worlds using a simple tilting and bouncing gameplay mechanic.

'Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon' (Wii) Gets Euro Release Date

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 10:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Chocobos are probably one of the most recognizable characters of the Final Fantasy universe, and that is why Square Enix decided to give the yellow featherlings their own RPG. In Chocobo's Dungeon some dark power has stolen your friends' memories and you need to retrieve their identities.

'Warriors Orochi 2' (PS2/X360) Goes Gold

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

Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors meet again in an unforgettable crossover event. Adding a Versus mode, characters from both franchises must team up to wage war against a new, powerful force in Warriors Orochi 2.

'Tennis Elbow' (NDS) - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 9:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Neko Entertainment's Tennis Elbow, developed by Sanuk Software, is a new tennis game that will allow you to choose from one of 150 players, no less than 90 tournaments, three game modes (training, match, tournament) and a various playable surfaces.

'Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals' Demo Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 9:17 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals, based on Enki Bilal's Nikopol Trilogy graphic novel series, is a visually striking, richly detailed point and click adventure game developed by Benoît Sokal's White Birds Productions.

'Pro Evolution Soccer 2009' (ALL) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

PES 2009 has undergone a graphical update to ensure its players look and move even more like their real-life counterparts. Similarly, all-new options allow users to tailor the game to their own tastes, while new moves, innovative new control elements and key online elements will further the realism of the new game.

'Frontlines: Fuel of War' (ALL) Gets New Conquer Game Mode

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

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. Earlier this month Kaos Studios issued title update #3, and has now also released a new DLC adding a second new game mode, Conquer (includes all original maps as well as DLC maps in Conquer mode).

'Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows' Now Available for Pre-Order

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 9:06 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Lighthouse Interactive's the next expansion for Kerberos Productions' 4X space strategy game Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows, adding never-before-seen weapons, ships and tactics, but also introducing a new race, The Morrigi.

'EyeToy Play: Hero' (PS2) - 10 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 9:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EyeToy Play: Hero comes complete with a toy sword for you to wield on your quest, tracking your movements as you progress through your adventure.

PS3/X360/PC Preview - 'LEGO Batman'

by Redmond Carolipio on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

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.

XBLA/PC Preview - 'Defense Grid: The Awakening'

by Matt Olsen on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Hidden Path Entertainment's Defense Grid: The Awakening is a unique spin on tower defense gameplay that will appeal to players of all skill levels, featuring beautiful environments, spectacular effects, and a dynamic, engaging soundtrack.

'Celetania' Accepting Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 8:59 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Celetania is an MMOG, a never ending simulation of many galaxies, in which the player takes the role of a ruler of an empire. Your goal is to find the Celetania, the spaceship of the guardians over the good and evil, the creators of everything known to mankind and bring your empire to be the most powerful in the whole universe.

'EyeToy Play: PomPom Party' (PS2) - 6 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 8:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

EyeToy Play: PomPom Party is your chance to pull off some groovy moves and become the coolest cheerleader around.

'Captain Rainbow' (Wii) - 90 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 6:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Captain Rainbow, known in real life as Nick, is a tokusatsu-styled superhero wielding a yo-yo, with a wish to restore his lost popularity. To do so, Nick ventures to Minmin Island; an island where wishes are said to come true, he'll meet a vast array of past minor Nintendo characters with their own dreams and wishes on his journey.

'Multiwinia: Survival of the Flattest' Blitzkrieg Mode - Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 6:30 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Multiwinia will combine elements of Darwinia, with the addition of multiplayer support which will enable both co-op and competitive battles between massive Darwinian armies.

'Princess Debut' (NDS) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 6:26 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Princess Debut, players find themselves in a fantasy world where they have 30 days to get ready for the big ball; they'll have to master their dance moves and win over one of the six handsome princes to be their partner.

'BioShock' (PS3) - 8 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 5:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A narrative-driven action experience BioShock allows players to do the impossible as they journey through an amazing, immersive and terrifying world. The PS3 version of 2K's genetically enhanced game is getting new features and content, such as trophies, but also an exclusive Survivor mode, which is a new difficulty mode.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 5:28 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:

'America's Army v3' Beta Coming - Screen

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 5:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since 2002, Epic's Unreal Engine 2 has served as the foundation for America's Army. To take advantage of leap-ahead capabilities afforded by Epic's newest engine, the Army has been developing its next generation version of America's Army on the Unreal Engine 3 since 2005. While the game has no release date yet, a beta is tentatively scheduled for this winter.

'SingStar Country' (PS2) Announced, Dated

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 5:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

SCEA announced SingStar Country, delivering 30 hit songs from today's newest and hottest country artists including, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Faith Hill and more.

'Disney TH!NK Fast' (PS2/Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 4:15 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Disney TH!NK Fast challenges players to think fast in a new game show-style quiz game that will test players’ Disney and general knowledge, promising to be a family favorite party game this holiday season.

Denki Restructured, Forms New Internal Development Team

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 4:13 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Scottish game developer Denki completed a radical restructure, which builds on the company's success to date and announced the formation of a new Internal Development team, which will focus on the creation of new and original intellectual property.

'Rune Factory: Frontier' (Wii) - 5 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Rune Factory: Frontier incorporates an open-ended structure that allows players to choose the type of game they wish to experience. Whether it's growing crops, expanding the town, fighting (or befriending) monsters or even falling in love.

'Halo Wars' (X360) Gets Action Figures

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 3:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

McFarlane Toys along with Microsoft Game Studios announced the availability of action figures for Halo Wars, a strategy game based on the Halo universe where players will command armies of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the Covenant, an alien coalition threatening to obliterate mankind.

'NBA 2K9' (ALL) - 12 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 3:46 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.

Atari And Namco Bandai Enter Strategic Partnership in Europe

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 3:31 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Infogrames and Namco Bandai Games Europe have signed a strategic partnership between the two companies, where Namco Bandai would acquire a 34% stake in Infogrames’ European and Asian distribution operations, with the remaining stake being retained by Infogrames.

'Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 3' (PSP) Announced - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 3:14 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 3 utilizes characters from the third and fourth series of the show, with players charged with assembling the ultimate card deck by defeating their peers in thrilling duels. Over 3500 cards can be collected and used, and players can also partner with a dueling partner to embark on graduation tag duels against rival pairs.

Xbox 360 Review - 'Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09'

by Glenn "Otter" Juskiewicz on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 2:25 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 will feature dynamic, personalized gameplay via Tiger Woods' personal coach, Hank Haney, a more intuitive and customized EA Sports GamerNet++ experience as well as an all-new game engine powering online play.

'Silent Hill: Homecoming' (PS3/X360/PC) - 46 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 1:42 a.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.

'Dimensity' - v1.1 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dagger Games' Dimensity combines dynamic hack & slash features with classic role-play and modern strategic elements. It invites you to take journeys, lead armies, achieve goals and unveil mysteries by involving yourself in unpredictable struggles. This v1.1 patch fixes various bugs/crashes, improves overall game/multiplayer performance, stability, and connectivity.

'Six Flags Fun Park' (NDS/PS2/Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 1:37 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Brash Entertainment announced Six Flags Fun Park, a videogame that brings the thrills and chills of a Six Flags theme park to the family living room, featuring uniquely themed areas and 40 mini-games representative of a visit to Six Flags park.

Wii Review - 'SEGA Bass Fishing'

by Geson Hatchett on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 12:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

With over 20 different types of lures to choose from, budding anglers can cast off using the Wii Remote to try and land one of four different types of freshwater bass.

'Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon' Organizes Red Cross Blood Drive

by Rainier on Sept. 9, 2008 @ 12:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dracula 3 is an adventure game inspired by the world of Bram Stoker, where the Vatican appoints Father Arno Moriani, the "Devil's Advocate", to investigate a potential candidate for sainthood in Transylvania. But in the shadows of the disturbing ruins that were once Vlad the Impaler's castle, his investigation takes an unexpected turn...